Air Products & Chemicals
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|It was a first positive week for the Air Products & Chemicals (APD). During the week, the APD gained 1.83 points, or 1.10%, and closed at 168.88 on Friday, October 05, 2018. Weekly volume was -25% below average. |
Long-term trend: [See APD long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on January 20, 2016 at 114.64 and reached 175.17 on January 25, 2018. APD gained -60.53 points, or -52.80%, in 105 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Wedge chart pattern. The trend support level is at 164.75 and resistance is at 183.91. 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 long-term trend.
Medium-term trend: [See APD medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term uptrend had started on February 8, 2018 at 152.71 and reached 172.39 on March 13, 2018. APD gained -19.68 points, or -12.89%, in 4 weeks. The price is now at the 17.84% retracement level.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See APD weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly Williams' Percentage Range and Lane's Stochastic are overbought. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with overbought weekly Williams' Percentage Range and Lane's Stochastic. 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 links to access Lane's Stochastic and Williams' Percentage Range help.
The weekly MACD line is above its signal line since August 17, 2018. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is up. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See APD short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on July 20, 2018 at 153.01 and reached 171.66 on September 21, 2018. APD gained -18.65 points, or -12.19%, in 63 days. The chart has formed a Rising Wedge chart pattern.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See APD daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral.
The daily MACD line is below its signal line since September 25, 2018. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low and getting smaller.
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 is falling, and it was 3.13% on Friday. It is 51.26% lower than one year average. It indicates the period of low volatility of the stock price. 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.