Apple stock downgraded from Buy Candidate to Hold/Accumulate after Wednesday trading session.StockInvest.us, 3 weeks ago
The Apple stock price gained 0.588% on the last trading day (Wednesday, 8th Nov 2023), rising from $181.82 to $182.89. It has now gained 3 days in a row. It will be exciting to see whether it manages to continue gaining or take a minor break for the next few days. During the last trading day the stock fluctuated 1.02% from a day low at $181.60 to a day high of $183.45. The price has risen in 8 of the last 10 days and is up by 6.89% over the past 2 weeks. Volume fell on the last day by -22 million shares and in total, 48 million shares were bought and sold for approximately $8.77 billion. You should take into consideration that falling volume on higher prices causes divergence and may be an early warning about possible changes over the next couple of days.
On Nov 03, 2023, it was reported that Raymond James gave AAPL a "Outperform" grade with a "hold" action.
The stock lies the upper part of a wide and falling trend in the short term, and this may normally pose a very good selling opportunity for the short-term trader as reaction back towards the lower part of the trend can be expected. A break up at the top trend line at $185.85 will firstly indicate a slower falling rate, but may be the first sign of a trend shift.Given the current short-term trend, the stock is expected to fall -2.80% during the next 3 months and, with a 90% probability hold a price between $161.49 and $180.65 at the end of this 3-month period. Do note, that if the stock price manages to stay at current levels or higher, our prediction target will start to change positively over the next few days as the conditions for the current predictions will be broken.
The Apple stock holds buy signals from both short and long-term Moving Averages giving a positive forecast for the stock. Also, there is a general buy signal from the relation between the two signals where the short-term average is above the long-term average. On corrections down, there will be some support from the lines at $177.56 and $174.97. A breakdown below any of these levels will issue sell signals. A buy signal was issued from a pivot bottom point on Thursday, October 26, 2023, and so far it has risen 9.59%. Further rise is indicated until a new top pivot has been found. Furthermore, there is a buy signal from the 3 month Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD). Volume fell during the last trading day despite gaining prices. This causes a divergence between volume and price and it may be an early warning. The stock should be watched closely.
Apple finds support from accumulated volume at $177.97 and this level may hold a buying opportunity as an upwards reaction can be expected when the support is being tested.
This stock is usually traded at a good volume, and with minor daily changes, the risk is considered to be low. During the last day, the stock moved $1.85 (1.02%) between high and low. For the last week, the stock has had daily average volatility of 1.62%.
Apple holds several positive signals, but we still don't find these to be enough for a buy candidate. At the current level, it should be considered as a hold candidate (hold or accumulate) in this position whilst awaiting further development.Due to some small weaknesses in the technical picture we have downgraded our analysis conclusion for this stock since the last evaluation from a Buy to a Hold/Accumulate candidate.Check full Apple forecast and analysis here.