Discovery Holding Co
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|It was a first positive week for the Discovery Holding Co (DISCA). During the week, the DISCA gained 1.96 points, or 11.20%, and closed at 19.46 on Friday, December 01, 2017. Weekly volume was 115% above average. |
Long-term trend: [See DISCA long-term trend chart]
A long-term downtrend had started on December 31, 2013 at 90.76 and reached 15.99 on November 15, 2017. DISCA lost 74.77 points, or 82.38%, in 202 weeks. The chart has formed a Falling Channel chart pattern. The downtrend support line (20.22) is broken. Usually a broken support is considered to be a long-term bearish signal, although a short-term pull back is possible. 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 DISCA medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on April 20, 2017 at 30.25 and reached 15.99 on November 15, 2017. DISCA lost 14.26 points, or 47.14%, in 29 weeks. The chart has formed a Broadening Descending Wedge chart pattern. The trend support level is at 15.21 and resistance is at 24.35. A Broadening Descending Wedge pattern is considered to be a reversal formation. It usually appears in a mature trend, characterized by overbought/oversold long-term and short-term indicators, and often generates divergence on long-term indicators. Use the following link to access a Broadening Descending Wedge chart pattern help, or use a Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with Broadening Descending Wedge pattern in a medium-term trend.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See DISCA weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral. During the last week, weekly Lane's Stochastic signal line (%D) has moved above oversold area. Such crossover is considered a bullish 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 April 28, 2017. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is down. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See DISCA short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on November 27, 2017 at 17.20 and reached 19.60 on December 1, 2017. DISCA gained -2.40 points, or -13.95%, in 4 days. The price is now at the 5.83% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See DISCA 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 November 16, 2017. 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.
During the last week, the price has advanced above the 50 Day Moving Average. While the medium-term trend is down and daily technical indicators are overbought, the 50 Day Moving Average is considered a resistance level. The moving average crossover signals work better when the stock develops a strong trend, but they are ineffective when the stock is in a trading range. Moving average crossover systems can be effective, but should be used in conjunction with trend patterns, momentum indicators, candlesticks and other aspects of technical analysis. Use the following links to access Moving Average Crossover trading technique, or use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with the Moving Average close to the price level.