MPL.AX breaks below 200-day moving average
Medibank Private Limited (MPL.AX) Technical Analysis Report for May 18, 2018
MPL.AX finished the week -1.32% lower at 2.99 after tanking A$0.11 (-3.55%) today. This is the biggest single day loss in over three months. Today's closing price of 2.99 marks the lowest close since May 1st. The bears were in full control today, moving the market lower throughout the whole session. Ending with a weak close near the low of the day sets a bearish note for the next session.
Daily Candlestick Chart (MPL.AX as at May 18, 2018):
Friday's trading range was A$0.10 (3.25%), that's far above last trading month's daily average range of A$0.06. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is slightly below the markets average with the monthly volatility being slightly above average.
After moving higher in the prior session, the market closed lower but above the previous day's open today, forming a bearish Harami Candle.
Breaking below the key support level at 3.00 today, it is now likely to act as resistance going forward. After having been unable to move lower than 2.99 in the prior session, the stock found buyers again around the same price level today at 2.98.
The trend is clearly bearish, showing an intact downtrend in the short, medium and long-term. Medibank Private broke below the 200-day moving average at 3.06 today for the first time since May 7th.
Selling could accelerate should prices move below the nearby swing low at 2.98 where further sell stops might get triggered. As prices are trading close to May's low at 2.94, downside momentum could speed up should the share mark new lows for the month.