VIAB closes lower for the 5th day in a row


Viacom Inc. (VIAB) Technical Analysis Report for May 17, 2018

Highlights

VIAB closes below its opening price unable to hold early session gains
VIAB unable to break through key resistance level
VIAB closes lower for the 5th day in a row
VIAB runs into sellers again around 29.10
VIAB breaks below previous session low

Overview

Moving lower for the 5th day in a row, VIAB ended Thursday at 28.16 losing $0.11 (-0.39%) on high volume. Today's closing price of 28.16 marks the lowest close since November 28, 2017. Trading $0.83 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 below Wednesday's low at 28.19, the stock confirms its breakout through the previous session's low having traded $0.63 below it intraday. Ending the day with an indecisive close, neither buyers nor sellers were able to gain control during the session.

Daily Candlestick Chart (VIAB as at May 17, 2018):

Daily technical analysis candlestick chart for Viacom Inc. (VIAB) as at May 17, 2018

Thursday's trading range was $1.54 (5.45%), that's above last trading month's daily average range of $1.02. Weekly volatility is also higher, being above the markets average with the monthly volatility being above average.

In a volatile session, prices traded above the prior day's high as well as below the previous day's low, forming a bearish Outside Bar.

Unable to break through the key technical resistance level at 28.65, Viacom Inc. closed below it after spiking as high as 29.10 during the day. The failure to close above the resistance might increase that levels importance as resistance going forward. After having been unable to move above 29.01 in the prior session, the market ran into sellers again around the same price level today, failing to move higher than 29.10.

The trend is clearly bearish, showing an intact downtrend in the short, medium and long-term.


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