Barclays plc Stock Analysis
Technical stock analysis for 22 January 2019
No changes to the price of Barclays plc in the last trading day. The price has been going up and down for this period, and there has been a 4.86% gain for the last 2 weeks.
Close price at the end of the last trading day (Tuesday, 22nd Jan 2019) of the BARC.L stock was $164.96.
During day the stock fluctuated 0.00% from a day low at $164.96 to a day high of $164.96.
30 day high of the BARC.L stock price was $166.02 and low was $145.00.
90 day high was $181.00 and low was $145.00.
52 week high for the Barclays plc - $220.10 and low - $145.00.
Barclays plc lies the upper part of a wide and falling trend in the short term, and this will 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 $165.19 will firstly indicate a slower falling rate, but may be the first sign of a trend shift. Given the current short-term trend, the stock is expected to fall -11.32% during the next 3 months and, with 90% probability hold a price between $124.50 and $146.49 at the end of this period.
Barclays plc holds buy signals from both short- and long-term moving averages. In addition, 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 $162.25 and $155.54. A break down below any of these levels will issue sell signals. Some negative signals were issued as well, and these may have some influence on the near short-term development. A sales signal was issued from a pivot top point on Friday January 18, 2019, which indicates further falls until a new bottom pivot has been found. Volume fell on the last day without any changes to the price. This does not cause any direct divergence but may be an early warning and a possible "turning point". The very low volume increases the risk and reduces the other technical signals issued.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The stock holds a RSI14 at 81 and is currently being overbought on RSI. This does not have to be a sales signal as many stocks may go both long and hard while being overbought on the RSI. It is therefore important to evaluate the history of the share as it may tell you something about the RSI-sensitiveness.
Support & Resistance
Barclays plc finds support from accumulated volume at $159.12.
This stock may move much during a day (volatility) and with periodic low trading volume this stock is considered to be "high risk". During the last day, the stock moved $0.00 between high and low, or 0.00%. For the last week the stock has had a daily average volatility of 1.85%.
The stock is overbought on RSI14 and lies in the upper part of the trend. Normally this will 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.
Our recommended stoploss: $159.06 (-3.58%) (This stock has very high daily movements and this gives very high risk. The RSI14 is 81 and this increases the risk substantially. There is a sell signal from pivot top found 2 days ago.)
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Barclays plc holds several positive signals, but we still don't find these to be enough for a buy-recommendation. At the current level we recommend to hold or accumulate in this position whilst awaiting for further development.