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|It was a first positive week after 3 consecutive negative weeks for the Albemarle Corp (ALB). During the week, the ALB gained 2.21 points, or 2.09%, and closed at 107.72 on Friday, February 09, 2018. Weekly volume was 108% above average. |
ALB is a member of Synthetics Industry. Synthetics is the fourth most oversold industry. 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 ALB long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on September 14, 2015 at 41.37 and reached 144.99 on November 8, 2017. ALB gained -103.62 points, or -250.47%, in 112 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Channel chart pattern. The uptrend support line (134.76) is broken. Usually a broken support is considered to be a long-term bearish signal, but since daily indicators are oversold a short-term pull back is possible. ALB may retest the broken support line. It is considered to be a resistance line now. 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 support in a long-term trend.
Medium-term trend: [See ALB medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on November 8, 2017 at 144.99 and reached 102.85 on February 5, 2018. ALB lost 42.14 points, or 29.06%, in 12 weeks. The price is now at the 11.56% retracement level.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See ALB weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly Relative Strength Index and Lane's Stochastic are oversold while Williams' Percentage Range is strongly oversold. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with oversold weekly Relative Strength Index and Lane's Stochastic or strongly oversold weekly Williams' Percentage Range. 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, Relative Strength Index and Williams' Percentage Range help.
The weekly MACD line is below its signal line since November 24, 2017. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is down. The distance between MACD and the signal line is near its high and getting bigger. It indicates that the current medium-term downtrend is strong. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See ALB short-term trend chart]
A short-term downtrend had started on January 8, 2018 at 138.67 and reached 102.85 on February 5, 2018. ALB lost 35.82 points, or 25.83%, in 28 days. The price is now at the 13.60% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See ALB daily technical indicators chart]
Daily Williams' Percentage Range is strongly oversold. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with daily strongly oversold Williams' Percentage Range. During the last week, daily Lane's Stochastic main line (%K) has rallied above the oversold signal line (%D). Such crossover is considered a bullish signal.
The daily MACD line is below its signal line since January 16, 2018. This is an indication that the short-term trend is down. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low and getting smaller. It indicates that the current short-term downtrend is getting weak.
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.
The distance between the Bollinger Bands is 172.50% higher then one year average. It indicates the period of high 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.