Essex Property Trust Inc
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|It was a first positive week for the Essex Property Trust Inc (ESS). During the week, the ESS gained 15.30 points, or 6.89%, and closed at 237.52 on Friday, March 09, 2018. Weekly volume was 48% above average. |
Long-term trend: [See ESS long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on February 20, 2009 at 49.19 and reached 270.04 on September 11, 2017. ESS gained -220.85 points, or -448.97%, in 446 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Channel chart pattern. The price is near the trend support (238.50) line. The support is usually stronger when technical indicators are oversold. Use the following links to access Trend Support/Resistance Help, or use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with price testing the trend support line in a long-term trend.
Medium-term trend: [See ESS medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on September 11, 2017 at 270.04 and reached 214.03 on February 6, 2018. ESS lost 56.01 points, or 20.74%, in 21 weeks. The chart has formed a Broadening Descending Wedge chart pattern. The trend support level is at 205.27 and resistance is at 250.03. 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 ESS weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral.
The weekly MACD line is below its signal line since August 4, 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 ESS short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on March 5, 2018 at 220.32 and reached 238.27 on March 9, 2018. ESS gained -17.95 points, or -8.15%, in 4 days. Price is near the trend high.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See ESS 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. 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 daily MACD line is above its signal line since February 8, 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 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 has closed on Friday above the upper Bollinger Band. It is considered a bullish signal. 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.