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|It was the negative week for the AbbVie (ABBV). During the week, the ABBV dropped -7.31 points, or -7.75%, and closed at 86.96 on Friday, December 07, 2018. It was the worst weekly loss since July 20, 2018. ABBV was trading at average weekly trading volume. |
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Long-term trend: [See ABBV long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on October 22, 2015 at 45.45 and reached 125.86 on January 26, 2018. ABBV gained -80.41 points, or -176.92%, in 118 weeks. The price is now at the 48.38% retracement level.
Medium-term trend: [See ABBV medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on January 26, 2018 at 125.86 and reached 77.50 on November 1, 2018. ABBV lost 48.36 points, or 38.42%, in 39 weeks. The price is now at the 19.56% retracement level.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See ABBV weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral.
The weekly MACD line is below its signal line since March 16, 2018. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is down. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low and getting smaller. It indicates that the current medium-term downtrend is getting weak. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See ABBV short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on November 23, 2018 at 84.90 and reached 94.98 on December 4, 2018. ABBV gained -10.08 points, or -11.87%, in 11 days. The price is now at the 79.56% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See ABBV daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral.
The daily MACD line is above its signal line since November 5, 2018. This is an indication that the short-term trend is up. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low and getting smaller. It indicates that the current short-term uptrend is getting weak.
During the last week, the price has fallen below the Parabolic SAR (stop and reversal). A Parabolic SAR above the price is a bearish signal, and it indicates that momentum is likely to remain in the downward direction. A Parabolic SAR is used as a trailing stop loss for long or short positions. It works best during strong trending periods. Use the following links to access Parabolic SAR Help, or use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with the Parabolic SAR close to the price level.
During the last week, the price has declined below the moving average in the center of the Bollinger Bands. The Bollinger Bands are often used with a non-oscillator indicator like chart patterns or a trendline. The signals are considered more reliable if these indicators confirm the recommendation of the Bollinger Bands. Use the following links to access the Bollinger Bands Help, or use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with the price above the Upper Bollinger Band or below the Lower Bollinger Band.
During the last week, the 20 Day Moving Average has advanced above the 50 Day Moving Average. Such crossover is considered a bullish signal. The moving average crossover signals work better when the stock develops a strong trend, but they are ineffective when the stock is in a trading range. Moving average crossover systems can be effective, but should be used in conjunction with trend patterns, momentum indicators, candlesticks and other aspects of technical analysis. Use the following links to access Moving Average Crossover trading technique, or use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with the Moving Average close to the price level.