Evaluation of Apple stock downgraded after the last trading session.StockInvest.us, 4 months ago
The Apple stock price fell by -0.92% on the last day (Thursday, 8th Jul 2021) from $144.57 to $143.24. During the day the stock fluctuated 2.41% from a day low at $140.67 to a day high of $144.06. The price has risen in 7 of the last 10 days and is up by 7.14% over the past 2 weeks. Volume has increased on the last day by 851 thousand shares but on falling prices. This may be an early warning and the risk will be increased slightly over the next couple of days. In total, 105 million shares were bought and sold for approximately $15.09 billion.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is very positive about AAPL and gave it a "Overweight" rating on July 06, 2021. The price target was changed from $165.00 to $170.00.Over the last 30 days, this security got 6 buy, 0 sell, and 0 hold ratings.
The stock lies in the upper part of a wide and weak rising 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 $144.62 will firstly indicate a stronger rate of rising.Given the current short-term trend, the stock is expected to rise 2.38% during the next 3 months and, with a 90% probability hold a price between $127.86 and $148.07 at the end of this 3-month period.
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 $140.05 and $130.69. A breakdown below any of these levels will issue sell signals. Furthermore, there is a buy signal from the 3 months Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD). Some negative signals were issued as well, and these may have some influence on the near short-term development. A sell signal was issued from a pivot top point on Wednesday, July 07, 2021, and so far it has fallen -0.92%. Further fall is indicated until a new bottom pivot has been found. Volume rose on falling prices yesterday. This may be an early warning and the stock should be followed more closely.
On the downside, the stock finds support just below today's level from accumulated volume at $133.48 and $133.11.There is natural risk involved when a stock is testing a support level, since if this is broken, the stock then may fall to the next support level. In this case, Apple finds support just below today's level at $133.48. If this is broken, then the next support from accumulated volume will be at $133.11 and $126.85.
This stock has average movements during the day and with good trading volume, the risk is considered to be medium. During the last day, the stock moved $3.40 between high and low, or 2.41%. For the last week, the stock has had a daily average volatility of 1.79%.
The Apple stock is overbought on RSI14 and lies in the upper part of the trend. Normally this may pose a good selling opportunity for the short-term trader, but some stocks may go long and hard while being overbought. Regardless, the high RSI together with the trend position increases the risk and higher daily movements (volatility) should be expected. A correction down in the nearby future seems very likely and it is of great importance that the stock manages to break the trend before that occurs.
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 Strong Buy to a Hold/Accumulate candidate.Check full Apple forecast and analysis here.