American Water Works Company Inc
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|It was the negative week for the American Water Works Company Inc (AWK). During the week, the AWK gave back -0.41 points, or -0.47%, and closed at 87.64 on Friday, August 10, 2018. Weekly volume was -54% below average. |
AWK is a member of Utilities Sector. Utilities 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 AWK long-term trend chart]
A long-term downtrend had started on December 11, 2017 at 92.37 and reached 76.04 on February 8, 2018. AWK lost 16.33 points, or 17.68%, in 8 weeks. The chart has formed a Symmetric Triangle chart pattern. The downtrend resistance line (78.60) is broken. A broken support is considered to be a long-term bullish signal. 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 AWK medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term uptrend had started on June 11, 2018 at 77.73 and reached 88.95 on July 27, 2018. AWK gained -11.22 points, or -14.43%, in 6 weeks. The price is now at the 11.68% retracement level.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See AWK weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly Lane's Stochastic is overbought while Williams' Percentage Range is strongly overbought. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with overbought weekly Lane's Stochastic or strongly overbought weekly Williams' Percentage Range. During the last week, weekly Lane's Stochastic main line (%K) has declined below the overbought signal line (%D). Such crossover is considered a bearish 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 links to access Lane's Stochastic and Williams' Percentage Range help.
The weekly MACD line is above its signal line since June 22, 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 AWK short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on August 2, 2018 at 86.33 and reached 88.79 on August 10, 2018. AWK gained -2.46 points, or -2.85%, in 8 days. The price is now at the 46.75% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See AWK daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral.
The daily MACD line is below its signal line since July 20, 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.
The price is close to the moving average in the center of the Bollinger Bands. The distance between the Bollinger Bands is falling, and it was 2.19% on Friday. It is 67.40% 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.