WPL.AX pushes through prior session high


Woodside Petroleum Ltd (WPL.AX) Technical Analysis Report for Apr 17, 2018 [< 1 min read]
Highlights
WPL.AX pushes through 100-day moving average
WPL.AX finds support at 100-day moving average
WPL.AX pushes through previous session high
WPL.AX rises to highest close since February 8th
WPL.AX ends the day indecisive
TQ Sentiment
Report Sentiment: 57% Bullish
Technical Forecast:
Overview

WPL.AX ended Tuesday at 30.52 gaining A$0.20 (0.66%). Today's closing price of 30.52 marks the highest close since February 8th. Closing above Saturday's high at 30.50, the market confirms its breakout through the prior session's high having traded A$0.25 above it intraday. Ending the day with an indecisive close, neither buyers nor sellers were able to gain control during the session.

Daily chart for WPL.AX
Volatility

Tuesday's trading range was A$0.37 (1.21%), that's slightly below last trading month's daily average range of A$0.42. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is slightly below the markets average with the monthly volatility being above average.

Support/Resistance

Prices are trading close to a key support level at 30.28. After trading as low as 30.38 during the day, Woodside Petroleum found support at the 100-day moving average at 30.38.

Trend

The stock shows strength in the short-term supported by its long-term uptrend with only the medium-term trend being bearish. The share managed to break above the 100-day moving average at 30.38 today for the first time since April 12th.

Order Flow

Selling could speed up should prices move below the close-by swing low at 30.10 where further sell stops might get triggered.

Conclusion

While classical technical analysis indicates a slightly bullish sentiment for the next trading day, our quantitative statistics show a different picture being bearish.

Market Conditions for Woodside Petroleum Ltd
ConditionForecastDirectionWinAvgWorstBestEvents
Bearish Bounce off SMA 50 TQ Pro Members Only
7 Consecutive Lower Closes TQ Pro Members Only
Close near low of period TQ Pro Members Only
Bullish Doji Star TQ Pro Members Only
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