PKI pushes through prior session high
PerkinElmer Inc. (PKI) Technical Analysis Report for Apr 16, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
PKI ended Monday at 75.37 gaining $0.95 (1.28%) on low volume. Today's closing price of 75.37 marks the highest close since April 5th. Trading up to $0.42 lower after the open, the stock managed to reverse during the session as bulls took control ending the day above its opening price. Closing above Friday's high at 75.00, the share confirms its breakout through the prior session's high having traded $0.70 above it intraday. Ending the day with an indecisive close, neither buyers nor sellers were able to gain control during the session.
Daily Candlestick Chart (PKI as at Apr 16, 2018):
Monday's trading range was $0.94 (1.25%), that's far below last trading month's daily average range of $1.63. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is below the markets average with the monthly volatility being slightly below average. Prices continued to consolidate within a tight trading range between 73.94 and 75.80 which it has been in now for the last trading week.
Prices are trading close to the key resistance level at 76.34. After spiking up to 75.70 during the day, the market found resistance at the 100-day moving average at 75.49.
PerkinElmer shows strength in the short-term supported by its long-term uptrend with only the medium-term trend being bearish. PKI managed to break above the 20-day moving average at 75.22 today for the first time since March 6th.
Selling might accelerate should prices move below the nearby swing low at 73.94 where further sell stops could get triggered. As prices are trading close to April's high at 76.49, upside momentum might speed up should the stock mark new highs for the month.