Air Products & Chemicals (APD)
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|It was a first positive week for the Air Products & Chemicals (APD). During the week, the APD gained 4.75 points, or 1.66%, and closed at 290.29 on Friday, July 23, 2021. Weekly volume was -16% below average. |
APD is a member of Materials Sector. Materials is the second most oversold 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 APD long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on March 8, 2000 at 23.00 and reached 327.89 on November 9, 2020. APD gained -304.89 points, or -1325.61%, in 1078 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Channel chart pattern. The uptrend resistance line (164.95) is broken. Usually a broken resistance is considered to be a long-term bullish signal, although a short-term pull back is possible. 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 APD medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on June 2, 2021 at 306.06 and reached 279.00 on July 19, 2021. APD lost 27.06 points, or 8.84%, in 6 weeks. The price is now at the 41.72% retracement level.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See APD weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral.
The weekly MACD line is below its signal line since July 2, 2021. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is down. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low, but getting bigger. It indicates that the current medium-term downtrend is getting stronger. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See APD short-term trend chart]
A short-term downtrend had started on July 12, 2021 at 293.45 and reached 279.00 on July 19, 2021. APD lost 14.45 points, or 4.92%, in 7 days. The price is now at the 78.13% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See APD daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral.
During the last week, daily MACD line has moved above its signal line. Such crossover is considered a bullish signal.
During the last week, the price has risen above the Parabolic SAR (stop and reversal). A Parabolic SAR below the price is a bullish signal, and it indicates that momentum is likely to remain in the upward 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 moved above the moving average in the center of the Bollinger Bands. The distance between the Bollinger Bands (2.98%) is close to one year low (3.22%). It is 68.32% lower than one year average. It indicates the period of low volatility of the stock price, and it is considered a buy signal for the option traders. 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.