VLO dominated by bears dragging the market lower throughout the day
Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) Technical Analysis Report for Jun 14, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
Moving lower for the 3rd day in a row, VLO ended Thursday at 116.82 losing $1.06 (-0.9%) on low volume. Today's closing price of 116.82 marks the lowest close since May 16th. The bears were in full control today, moving the market lower throughout the whole session. Closing within the prior day's range, prices failed to decisively move beyond the previous day's trading range in a lackluster session. Ending with a weak close near the low of the day sets a bearish note for the next session.
Daily Candlestick Chart (VLO as at Jun 14, 2018):
Thursday's trading range was $2.50 (2.11%), that's below last trading month's daily average range of $2.94. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is slightly below the markets average with the monthly volatility being below average.
Prices are trading close to a key support level at 115.99.
While the share is currently in a short-term down trend, this might just be a correction, as the medium and long term trends are both positive.
Selling could accelerate should prices move below the close-by swing low at 115.60 where further sell stops might get activated.