STI runs into sellers again around 69.41
SunTrust Banks (STI) Technical Analysis Report for May 17, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
STI finished Thursday at 69.38 gaining $0.47 (0.68%). Today's closing price of 69.38 marks the highest close since March 21st. Trading up to $0.67 lower after the open, the market managed to reverse during the session as bulls took control ending the day above its opening price. Closing above Wednesday's high at 69.28, SunTrust Banks confirms its breakout through the prior session's high having traded $0.13 above it intraday. Ending with a strong close near the high of the day sets a bullish note for the next session.
Daily Candlestick Chart (STI as at May 17, 2018):
Thursday's trading range was $1.24 (1.8%), that's slightly below last trading month's daily average range of $1.31. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is below the markets average with the monthly volatility being slightly above average. Prices continued to consolidate within a tight trading range between 68.17 and 69.84 which it has been in now for the last trading week.
In a volatile session, prices traded above the previous day's high as well as below the prior day's low, forming a bullish Outside Bar. Even with a weak opening the stock managed to close above the previous day's open and close, forming a bullish Engulfing Candle.
Breaking through the key resistance level at 68.95 today, it is now likely to act as support going forward. After having been unable to move above 69.28 in the prior session, the share ran into sellers again around the same price level today, failing to move higher than 69.41. After trading as low as 68.17 during the day, STI found support at the 100-day moving average at 68.54.
The market 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 69.75 where further buy stops could get triggered.