MSFT closes lower for the 3rd day in a row
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Technical Analysis Report for May 17, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
Moving lower for the 3rd day in a row, MSFT finished Thursday at 96.18 losing $0.97 (-1.0%) on low volume. Today's closing price of 96.18 marks the lowest close since May 8th. Trading $0.78 higher after the open, the share was unable to hold its gains as the bears took control ending the day below its opening price. Closing below Wednesday's low at 96.62, the stock confirms its breakout through the previous session's low having traded $0.79 below it intraday.
Daily Candlestick Chart (MSFT as at May 17, 2018):
Thursday's trading range was $1.71 (1.77%), that's slightly below last trading month's daily average range of $2.06. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is below the markets average with the monthly volatility being slightly below average.
In a volatile session, prices traded above the prior day's high as well as below the previous day's low, forming a bearish Outside Bar.
Prices are trading close to a key support level at 95.05. Breaking below the key support level at 96.71 today, it is now likely to act as resistance going forward. After having been unable to move above 97.40 in the prior session, the market ran into sellers again around the same price level today, failing to move higher than 97.54.
The trend is clearly bullish, showing an intact uptrend in the short, medium and long-term.