Intuitive Surgical Inc.
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|It was the negative week for the Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG). During the week, the ISRG dropped -25.29 points, or -4.41%, and closed at 548.71 on Friday, October 05, 2018. Weekly volume was -7% below average. |
ISRG 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 ISRG long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on February 28, 2003 at 7.34 and reached 1094.55 on October 5, 2017. ISRG gained -1087.21 points, or -14812.13%, in 761 weeks. The chart has formed a Broadening Ascending Wedge chart pattern. The trend support level is at 482.52 and resistance is at 1189.91. A Broadening Ascending 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 Ascending Wedge chart pattern help, or use a Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with Broadening Ascending Wedge pattern in a long-term trend.
Medium-term trend: [See ISRG medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term uptrend had started on October 19, 2017 at 350.00 and reached 581.12 on October 1, 2018. ISRG gained -231.12 points, or -66.03%, in 49 weeks. The chart has formed a Broadening Ascending Wedge chart pattern. The price is near the trend resistance line (551.61). The resistance is usually stronger when technical indicators are overbought. 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 resistance line in a medium-term trend.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See ISRG weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly Lane's Stochastic is overbought. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with overbought weekly Lane's Stochastic. 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 link to access Lane's Stochastic help.
The weekly MACD line is above its signal line since January 19, 2018. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is up. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low and getting smaller. It indicates that the current medium-term uptrend is getting weak. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See ISRG short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on June 25, 2018 at 467.98 and reached 581.12 on October 1, 2018. ISRG gained -113.14 points, or -24.18%, in 98 days. The chart has formed a Rising Wedge chart pattern.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See ISRG daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral. During the last week, daily Lane's Stochastic main line (%K) has declined below the overbought signal line (%D). Such crossover is considered a bearish signal.
During the last week, daily MACD line has moved below its signal line. Such crossover is considered a bearish signal.
During the last week, the price has fallen below the Parabolic SAR (stop and reversal). A Parabolic SAR above the price is a bearish signal, and it indicates that momentum is likely to remain in the downward 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.
During the last week, the price has declined below the moving average in the center of the Bollinger Bands. The distance between the Bollinger Bands is falling, and it was 7.06% on Friday. It is 79.15% 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.