Air Products & Chemicals
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|It was a second positive week after 3 consecutive negative weeks for the Air Products & Chemicals (APD). During the week, the APD gained 4.06 points, or 2.61%, and closed at 159.90 on Friday, November 09, 2018. Weekly volume was 20% above average. |
APD is a member of Basic Materials Sector. Basic Materials is the 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 downtrend had started on January 25, 2018 at 175.17 and reached 148.44 on October 26, 2018. APD lost 26.73 points, or 15.26%, in 39 weeks. The price is now at the 42.87% retracement level.
Medium-term trend: [See APD medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on March 13, 2018 at 172.39 and reached 148.44 on October 26, 2018. APD lost 23.95 points, or 13.89%, in 32 weeks. The price is now at the 47.85% retracement level.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See APD weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral. Weekly Lane's Stochastic has bullish divergence. Use the following links to access the Lane's Stochastic help, or use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with weekly Lane's Stochastic bullish divergence. The divergence between price and indicator is considering one of the most important buy/sell stocks trading 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 weekly MACD line is below its signal line since October 12, 2018. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is down. The distance between MACD and the signal line is relatively high, but getting smaller. It indicates that the current medium-term downtrend is still strong, and momentum is beginning to wane. 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 September 21, 2018 at 171.66 and reached 148.44 on October 26, 2018. APD lost 23.22 points, or 13.53%, in 35 days. The price is now at the 49.35% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See APD daily technical indicators chart]
Daily Williams' Percentage Range is overbought while Lane's Stochastic is strongly overbought. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with overbought daily Williams' Percentage Range or strongly overbought daily Lane's Stochastic. Use the following link to access Williams' Percentage Range help.
The daily MACD line is above its signal line since October 31, 2018. The distance between MACD and the signal line is relatively high and getting bigger.
During the last week, the price has moved above 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.