Green day on Tuesday for Microsoft stock after gaining 0.17%StockInvest.us, 3 weeks ago
The Microsoft stock price gained 0.17% on the last trading day (Tuesday, 21st Sep 2021), rising from $294.30 to $294.80. During the day the stock fluctuated 1.18% from a day low at $294.07 to a day high of $297.54. The price has risen in 6 of the last 10 days, but is still down by -1.79% for this period. Volume fell on the last day by -16 million shares and in total, 22 million shares were bought and sold for approximately $6.35 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 September 17, 2021 "Barclays" gave "$330.00 - $345.00" rating for MSFT. The price target was set to $305.22+0.1%.
Given the current short-term trend, the stock is expected to rise 13.12% during the next 3 months and, with a 90% probability hold a price between $333.48 and $347.18 at the end of this 3-month period.
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. Some negative signals were issued as well, and these may have some influence on the near short-term development. The Microsoft stock holds sell signals from both short and long-term moving averages giving a more negative forecast for the stock. On corrections up, there will be some resistance from the lines at $299.40 and $296.67. A break-up above any of these levels will issue buy signals. A sell signal was issued from a pivot top point on Thursday, September 16, 2021, and so far it has fallen -3.41%. Further fall is indicated until a new bottom pivot has been found. Furthermore, there is currently a sell signal from the 3 months Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD).
Microsoft finds support from accumulated volume at $294.30 and this level may hold a buying opportunity as an upwards reaction can be expected when the support is being tested.
In general the stock tends to have very controlled movements and with good liquidity the risk is considered very low in this stock. During the last day, the stock moved $3.47 between high and low, or 1.18%. For the last week the stock has had a daily average volatility of 1.74%.
The Microsoft stock holds several negative signals and despite the positive trend, we believe Microsoft will perform weakly in the next couple of days or weeks. Therefore, we hold a negative evaluation of this stock.Check full Microsoft forecast and analysis here.