Microsoft stock upgraded from Sell Candidate to Hold/Accumulate after Wednesday trading session.StockInvest.us, 2 months ago
The Microsoft stock price gained 1.29% on the last trading day (Wednesday, 13th Sep 2023), rising from $331.77 to $336.06. During the last trading day the stock fluctuated 1.71% from a day low at $331.17 to a day high of $336.84. The price has risen in 6 of the last 10 days and is up by 2.33% over the past 2 weeks. Volume fell on the last day by -2 million shares and in total, 15 million shares were bought and sold for approximately $5.08 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 Sep 12, 2023, it was reported that National Securities Corporation gave MSFT a "Buy" grade with a "hold" action.
The stock lies in the middle of a wide and falling trend in the short term and further fall within the trend is signaled.Given the current short-term trend, the stock is expected to fall -4.42% during the next 3 months and, with a 90% probability hold a price between $298.26 and $333.65 at the end of this 3-month period. Do note, that if the stock price manages to stay at current levels or higher, our prediction target will start to change positively over the next few days as the conditions for the current predictions will be broken.
The Microsoft 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 $333.77 and $327.74. A breakdown below any of these levels will issue sell signals. Furthermore, there is a buy signal from the 3 month Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD). 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. A sell signal was issued from a pivot top point on Monday, September 11, 2023, and so far it has fallen -0.556%. Further fall is indicated until a new bottom pivot has been found.
Microsoft finds support from accumulated volume at $331.83 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 $5.67 between high and low, or 1.71%. For the last week the stock has had daily average volatility of 1.49%.
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.We have upgraded our analysis conclusion for this stock since the last evaluation from a Sell to a Hold/Accumulate candidate.Check full Microsoft forecast and analysis here.