PM closes higher for the 2nd day in a row
Philip Morris International Inc (PM) Technical Analysis Report for May 17, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
Moving higher for the 2nd day in a row, PM finished Thursday at 81.04 edging higher $0.15 (0.19%). Closing within the prior day's range, prices failed to decisively move past the previous day's trading range in a lackluster session. Ending the day with an indecisive close, neither buyers nor sellers were able to gain control during the session.
Daily Candlestick Chart (PM as at May 17, 2018):
Thursday's trading range was $0.81 (1.0%), that's far below last trading month's daily average range of $1.54. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is below the markets average with the monthly volatility being way below average.
After trading as low as 80.62 during the day, the market bounced off the key support level at 80.64. The failure to close below the support could increase that levels importance as support going forward. After having been unable to move above 81.33 in the prior session, the share ran into sellers again around the same price level today, failing to move higher than 81.43.
Although the stock is experiencing a short-term up trend, this might just be a correction, as both the medium and long term trends are still in negative territory.
Buying could accelerate should prices move above the nearby swing high at 83.04 where further buy stops might get activated. Selling could speed up should prices move below the close-by swing low at 79.40 where further sell stops might get triggered.