Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc
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|It was the negative week for the Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (ALXN). During the week, the ALXN dropped -8.19 points, or -5.89%, and closed at 130.82 on Friday, October 05, 2018. ALXN was trading at average weekly trading volume. |
ALXN is a member of Healthcare Sector. Healthcare is the most overbought sector. Sector/industry rotation is considered a proven strategy to beat the market. Use the following links to find overbought/oversold technical indicators by Sector or by Industry.
Long-term trend: [See ALXN long-term trend chart]
A long-term downtrend had started on July 23, 2015 at 208.88 and reached 96.18 on May 26, 2017. ALXN lost 112.70 points, or 53.95%, in 96 weeks. The chart has formed a Falling Pennant chart pattern. The downtrend resistance line (105.16) is broken. A broken support is considered to be a long-term bullish signal. Use the following links to access Trend Support/Resistance Help, or use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with broken trend resistance line in a long-term trend.
Medium-term trend: [See ALXN medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term uptrend had started on April 20, 2018 at 102.10 and reached 140.77 on September 28, 2018. ALXN gained -38.67 points, or -37.87%, in 23 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Wedge chart pattern. The trend support level is at 119.65 and resistance is at 140.99. A Rising Wage is a triangle formation with a noticeable slant to the upside. It represents the loss of an upside momentum on each successive high and has a bearish bias. The Rising wedge usually marks a reversal in an uptrend. In a downtrend a rising wedge is considered to be a continuation pattern. Use the following link to access a Rising Wedge chart pattern help, or use a Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with Rising Wedge pattern in a medium-term trend.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See ALXN weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral.
The weekly MACD line is above its signal line since September 21, 2018. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is up. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low, but getting bigger. It indicates that the current medium-term uptrend is getting stronger. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See ALXN short-term trend chart]
A short-term downtrend had started on September 28, 2018 at 140.77 and reached 130.02 on October 5, 2018. ALXN lost 10.75 points, or 7.64%, in 7 days. The price is now at the 7.44% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See ALXN daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral. During the last week, daily Lane's Stochastic main line (%K) has declined below the overbought signal line (%D). Such crossover is considered a bearish signal. Oscillators are designed to signal a possible trend reversal. They can act as alerts and should be taken in conjunction with other technical analysis tools. Oscillators can be used to confirm other technical signals. Use the following link to access Lane's Stochastic help.
The daily MACD line is above its signal line since August 24, 2018. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low and getting smaller.
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 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.