Microsoft stock downgraded to Sell CandidateStockInvest.us, 2 weeks ago
The Microsoft stock price fell by -3.62% on the last day (Tuesday, 28th Sep 2021) from $294.17 to $283.52. and has now fallen 4 days in a row. During the day the stock fluctuated 2.84% from a day low at $282.75 to a day high of $290.78. The price has been going up and down for this period, and there has been a -5.43% loss for the last 2 weeks. Volume has increased on the last day by 19 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, 42 million shares were bought and sold for approximately $12.01 billion.
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 9.71% during the next 3 months and, with a 90% probability hold a price between $311.05 and $338.66 at the end of this 3-month period.
There are few to no technical positive signals at the moment. The Microsoft 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 $294.90 and $297.65. 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 -7.11%. 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 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 $277.66 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 $8.03 between high and low, or 2.84%. For the last week the stock has had a daily average volatility of 1.62%.
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.Due to some small weaknesses in the technical picture we have downgraded our analysis conclusion for this stock since the last evaluation from a Hold/Accumulate to a Sell candidate.Check full Microsoft forecast and analysis here.