Microsoft stock downgraded from Buy Candidate to Hold/Accumulate after Friday trading session.StockInvest.us, 3 weeks ago
The Microsoft stock price fell by -0.88% on the last day (Friday, 31st Dec 2021) from $339.32 to $336.32. and has now fallen 3 days in a row. During the day the stock fluctuated 1.04% from a day low at $335.85 to a day high of $339.36. The price has been going up and down for this period, and there has been a 3.51% gain for the last 2 weeks. Volume has increased on the last day by 2 million 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, 18 million shares were bought and sold for approximately $5.98 billion.
On Dec 29, 2021 "Jefferies Financial Group" gave "$375.00" rating for MSFT. The price target was set to $341.95+0.2%.
The stock lies in the middle of a wide and strong rising trend in the short term and a further rise within the trend is signaled.Given the current short-term trend, the stock is expected to rise 13.03% during the next 3 months and, with a 90% probability hold a price between $367.18 and $409.12 at the end of this 3-month period.
The Microsoft stock holds a sell signal from the short-term moving average; at the same time, however, there is a buy signal from the long-term average. Since the short-term average is above the long-term average there is a general buy signal in the stock giving a positive forecast for the stock. On further gains, the stock will meet resistance from the short-term moving average at approximately $338.45. On a fall, the stock will find some support from the long-term average at approximately $334.35. A break-up through the short-term average will send a buy signal, whereas a breakdown through the long-term average will send a sell signal. Furthermore, there is a buy signal from the 3 month 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 Friday, November 19, 2021, and so far it has fallen -1.98%. 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.
Microsoft finds support from accumulated volume at $328.34 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 $3.51 (1.04%) between high and low. For the last week, the stock has had a daily average volatility of 1.36%.
Microsoft 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 Microsoft forecast and analysis here.