ULVR.L closes below its opening price unable to hold early session gains
Unilever (ULVR.L) Technical Analysis Report for Jul 13, 2018
Moving higher for the 2nd day in a row, ULVR.L ended the week -0.26% lower at 4198.00 after gaining £6.50 (0.16%) today. Trading £25.00 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 above Thursday's high at 4194.00, the market confirms its breakout through the previous session's high having traded £36.50 above it intraday. Ending the day with an indecisive close, neither buyers nor sellers were able to gain control during the session.
Friday's trading range was £32.50 (0.77%), that's far below last trading month's daily average range of £50.05. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is way below the markets average with the monthly volatility being slightly below average. Prices continued to consolidate within a tight trading range between 4171.50 and 4230.50 which it has been in now for the last trading week.
Prices are trading close to a key support level at 4183.50. Unable to break through the key technical resistance level at 4217.00, Unilever closed below it after spiking as high as 4230.50 during the day. The failure to close above the resistance might increase that levels importance as resistance going forward.
The trend is clearly bullish, showing an intact uptrend in the short, medium and long-term.
Buying could accelerate should prices move above the close-by swing high at 4244.00 where further buy stops might get triggered. Selling could speed up should prices move below the nearby swing low at 4171.50 where further sell stops might get activated. As prices are trading close to July's low at 4156.50, downside momentum could accelerate should the stock mark new lows for the month.
While classical technical analysis indicates a neutral sentiment for the next trading day, our quantitative statistics show a different picture being bearish.