Technical update: 26 February 2018
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- By Violeta Todorova
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- Senior Technical Analyst
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- 26 February 2018, 11:26 AM
Woolworths (WOW) – at resistance
The up trend from the July 2016 low has lost momentum over the past year and the price has been trading sideways, fluctuating between $24.45 and $27.92. The rally from the September 2017 low has re-visited its key resistance where initial selling pressure is likely to arise. A bearish divergence between the price and the RSI indicator has formed on the daily chart, suggesting that the rally is likely to take a breather.
Given the proximity to key resistance and the overbought and diverging momentum conditions, we believe the price will take a breather in the month ahead.
CSL Ltd (CSL) – target reached
In our last update on February 15, 2018 we discussed the implications from the breakout and the likelihood of the price trading higher in the short term. A strong rally has unfolded over the past week and our initial upside price target of $160.00 has now been reached. While at this point there is no reversal signal on the chart, we note that the stock is entering overbought territory, which means it is vulnerable to a short term pull back.
Over the long term, the outlook remains positive but at this point we wont be lifting our price target.
Villa World (VLW) – accumulate
In our last update on January 2, 2018 we discussed the overbought nature of the stock and the likelihood of the price declining in the short term. A strong pull back (more than 11%) has unfolded over the past month and now the momentum indicators are approaching oversold territory.
While at this point there is no clear sign that the correction is over, given the proximity to oversold momentum levels, we are comfortable accumulating the stock at current prices. The potential upside price target is $2.75.
Nanosonics (NAN) – double blessed buy
NAN has been trading sideways over the past four months, fluctuating between $2.41 and $3.05. Friday's price action declined to its key support where strong buying support emerged. Although the momentum indicators are not in oversold territory yet, we would be looking to open long positions between $2.40 and $2.50.
The potential upside price target is $2.80.
The a2 Milk Company (A2M) – overbought
A2M has been trading in a strong primary up trend which is still firmly intact. The stock has gapped up strongly last week and the price posted a record high of $13.78. The momentum indicators have reached strongly overbought territory, suggesting that the price is likely to take a breather in the months ahead and is vulnerable to a pull back in the short term.
Although at this point there is no reversal signal of the primary up trend, given the strongly overbought momentum conditions, active traders may consider trimming positions.
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