RF closes above its opening price after recovering from early selling pressure
Regions Financial Corp. (RF) Technical Analysis Report for May 17, 2018
RF ended Thursday at 19.32 gaining $0.02 (0.1%). Trading up to $0.18 lower after the open, the stock managed to reverse during the session as bulls took control ending the day above its opening price. Closing within the previous day's range, prices failed to decisively move past the prior day's trading range in a lackluster session. Ending with a strong close near the high of the day sets a bullish note for the next session.
Thursday's trading range was $0.25 (1.3%), that's below last trading month's daily average range of $0.40. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is way below the markets average with the monthly volatility being slightly above average. Prices continued to consolidate within a tight trading range between 19.11 and 19.49 which it has been in now for the last trading week.
After trading as low as 19.11 during the day, the market bounced off the key support level at 19.23. The failure to close below the support could increase that levels importance as support going forward. After having been unable to move above 19.40 in the previous session, Regions Financial ran into sellers again around the same price level today, failing to move higher than 19.36.
The share shows strength in the short-term supported by its long-term uptrend with only the medium-term trend being bearish.
Buying might speed up should prices move above the nearby swing high at 19.45 where further buy stops could get activated.
While classical technical analysis indicates a neutral sentiment for the next trading day, our quantitative statistics show a different picture being bearish.