Technical Analysis: 6 March 2020
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- By Violeta Todorova
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- Senior Technical Analyst
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- 06 March 2020, 3:20 PM
Coles Group (COL) – Approaching resistance
COL has been trading in an up trend since March 2019 which now appears to be reversing direction.
The long term up trend line has been broken downwards recently showing that the trend is deteriorating. The RSI indicator broke below its bull market range showing that momentum is deteriorating.
The current V shape recovery is approaching a band of resistance created by the breakdown gap with short term resistance of $16.60 likely to re-new the selling pressure. While the stock may be enjoying a positive momentum in the short term, driven by fearful consumers stocking up essential non perishable goods, over the medium term, we are of the view that the stock is likely to continue to consolidate and trade sideways between $13.00 and $16.00.
Freedom Foods Group (FNP) – Bullish divergence
The decline from the September 2018 high has lost momentum over the past eight months and the price has been trading sideways, fluctuating between $3.90 and $6.00.
The current secondary down swing has retraced to its key support of $3.90 where initial support is likely to hold.
A bullish divergence between the price and the RSI indicator has formed over the past two months, suggesting that the price is likely to rebound in the short term to $5.00 - $5.10. Over the medium term, the stock is likely to continue to trade sideways, with $3.90 - $4.00 seen as a good area to accumulate.
Aristocrat Leisure (ALL) – Deterioration in momentum
ALL has been trading in an up trend channel since December 2018, which is still technically intact.
The current short term pull back retraced to its long term up trend line crossing at $32.00 where initial support was encountered earlier in the week and is the key level to watch.
The leading RSI indicator broke below the support of its bull market range showing that momentum is deteriorating. Given the bearish divergence that formed on the daily chart and the deterioration in the momentum conditions, we see a possibility of dynamic support of $32.00 being broken downwards in the short term. The initial downside price target is $30.00.
BHP Billiton (BHP) – Deterioration in momentum
BHP has been trading in a primary up trend over the past four years, which started showing the first signs of deterioration.
The long term up trend line as shown on the weekly chart below has been broken during the February selloff, showing the price momentum is deteriorating. The key support of $34.42 has also been broken, confirming that a top reversal pattern is now in place.
The leading weekly RSI indicator broke below the support of its bull market range suggesting that lower prices could unfold in the coming months. The initial downside price target is $30.00. In the short term, the weekly and daily momentum indicators are oversold suggesting that the price is likely to rebound soon with a potential upside target of $35.00.
Westpac Banking Corp (WBC) - Oversold
WBC has been trading in a down trend over the past five years, fluctuating within the boundaries of a down trend channel.
The price encountered strong resistance at its long term down trend line crossing at $30.00 and has been trading in a downward trajectory over the past few months.
The current decline broke for a second time the neckline of the large head and shoulders pattern crossing at $27.00, showing that the price remains under selling pressure. While the stock is grossly oversold on a weekly and daily basis, we could see more downside in the short term, before a more sustained recovery takes place over the medium term. Static and dynamic support from the weekly chart arises between $20.00 and $21.00.
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