Apple stock upgraded from Sell Candidate to Hold/Accumulate after Friday trading session.StockInvest.us, 1 month ago
The Apple stock price fell by -0.401% on the last day (Friday, 5th Jan 2024) from $181.91 to $181.18. It has now fallen 5 days in a row. During the last trading day the stock fluctuated 1.44% from a day low at $180.17 to a day high of $182.76. The price has fallen in 8 of the last 10 days and is down by -7.01% for this period. Volume fell on the last day along with the stock, which is actually a good sign as volume should follow the stock. On the last day, the trading volume fell by -9 million shares and in total, 62 million shares were bought and sold for approximately $11.17 billion.
On Dec 18, 2023, it was reported that Wedbush gave AAPL a "Outperform" grade with a "hold" action.
Given the current short-term trend, the stock is expected to rise 12.15% during the next 3 months and, with a 90% probability hold a price between $203.19 and $227.75 at the end of this 3-month period.
There are few to no technical positive signals at the moment. The Apple stock holds sell signals from both short and long-term Moving Averages giving a more negative forecast for the stock. Also, there is a general sell signal from the relation between the two signals where the long-term average is above the short-term average. On corrections up, there will be some resistance from the lines at $187.46 and $191.70. A break-up above any of these levels will issue buy signals. A sell signal was issued from a pivot top point on Thursday, December 14, 2023, and so far it has fallen -8.55%. Further fall is indicated until a new bottom pivot has been found. Furthermore, there is currently a sell signal from the 3 month Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD). Volume fell together with the price during the last trading day and this reduces the overall risk as volume should follow the price movements.
Apple finds support from accumulated volume at $177.57 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 $2.59 (1.44%) between high and low. For the last week, the stock has had daily average volatility of 1.57%.
Apple is oversold on RSI14 (8). Some stocks may fall long and hard while being oversold on RSI, but stocks that are heavily oversold on RSI often pose good re-bounce chance and played well it can be a buy candidate.
Apple holds several negative signals and this should be a sell candidate, but due to the general chance for a turnaround situation it should be considered as a hold candidate (hold or accumulate) in this position whilst awaiting further development.We have upgraded our analysis conclusion for this stock since the last evaluation from a Sell to a Hold/Accumulate candidate.Check full Apple forecast and analysis here.