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|It was a second positive week after 5 consecutive negative weeks for the Becton, Dickinson (BDX). During the week, the BDX gained 7.68 points, or 3.26%, and closed at 243.26 on Friday, November 09, 2018. Weekly volume was 69% above average. |
BDX 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 BDX long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on February 9, 2018 at 209.91 and reached 265.87 on October 1, 2018. BDX gained -55.96 points, or -26.66%, in 33 weeks. Price is near the Fibonacci 38.2% retracement level. The Fibonacci retracement level is considered a support/resistance level.
Medium-term trend: [See BDX medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on October 1, 2018 at 265.87 and reached 225.00 on November 6, 2018. BDX lost 40.87 points, or 15.37%, in 5 weeks. The price is now at the 44.68% retracement level.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See BDX weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly Lane's Stochastic is oversold. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with weekly oversold 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 link to access Lane's Stochastic help.
The weekly MACD line is below its signal line since October 5, 2018. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is down. The distance between MACD and the signal line is near its 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 BDX short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on November 6, 2018 at 225.00 and reached 244.54 on November 8, 2018. BDX gained -19.54 points, or -8.68%, in 2 days. The price is now at the 6.55% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See BDX daily technical indicators chart]
Daily Williams' Percentage Range and Lane's Stochastic are overbought. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with overbought daily Williams' Percentage Range and Lane's Stochastic. Use the following link to access Williams' Percentage Range help.
The daily MACD line is above its signal line since November 1, 2018. This is an indication that the short-term trend is up. The distance between MACD and the signal line is relatively high and getting bigger. It indicates that the current short-term uptrend is strong.
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.