Weaker Buy Today CIEN ranks #753 as BUY CANDIDATE. Stronger Buy
Today CIEN ranks #753 as BUY CANDIDATE.

CIEN stock Ciena Corporation

CIEN stock
Ciena Corporation

23 January 2019
Change -0.31%
Chart period: 2018-10-24 - 2019-01-23




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Ciena Corporation Stock Analysis

Technical stock analysis for 23 January 2019

Buy candidate since 2019-01-23
Shorts 1.72% ( 2018-12-31 )
Cash n/a
Loans n/a
Beta 1.03
ROA -8.94

Ciena Corporation fell by -0.31% in the last day from $38.38 to $38.26 and has now fallen 3 days in a row. The price has been going up and down for this period, and there has been a 4.39% gain for the last 2 weeks. Volume has increased in the last day by 0.94 million shares, but on falling prices. This may be an early warning and the risk will be increased slightly for the next couple of days. In total, 2.84 million shares bought and sold for approximately $108.52 million.

Close price at the end of the last trading day (Wednesday, 23rd Jan 2019) of the CIEN stock was $38.26. This is 0.31% less than the trading day before Tuesday, 22nd Jan 2019.

During day the stock fluctuated 2.77% from a day low at $37.94 to a day high of $38.99.

30 day high of the CIEN stock price was $39.01 and low was $30.77.
90 day high was $39.01 and low was $29.30.
52 week high for the Ciena Corporation - $39.01 and low - $20.71.


Ciena Corporation lies in the upper part of a wide and strong rising 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 $39.48 will firstly indicate a stronger raising rate. Given the current short-term trend, the stock is expected to rise 16.88% during the next 3 months and, with 90% probability hold a price between $38.31 and $46.15 at the end of this period.

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Ciena Corporation 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 $37.89 and $34.33. 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 rose on falling prices yesterday. This may be an early warning and the stock should be followed more closely.

The stock had a Golden Star Signal* on Monday August 06, 2018 in the medium-term chart.

* Golden Star Signal* is when the short-term moving average, the long-term moving average, and price line meet in a special combination. This combination is very rare and often followed by long and strong gains for the stock in question.

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Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The stock holds a RSI14 at 78 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.

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Support & Resistance

On the downside, the stock finds support just below today's level from accumulated volume at $34.91 and $33.64.

There is natural risk involved when a stock is testing a support level, since if this is broken, the stock then may fall to the next support level. In this case, Ciena Corporation finds support just below today's level at $34.91. If this is broken, then the next support from accumulated volume will be at $33.64 and $31.71.

Support: $34.91 Price: $38.26 Resistance: $38.38


This stock may move much during a day (volatility) and with a large prediction interval from the Bollinger Band this stock is considered to be "high risk". During the last day, the stock moved $1.05 between high and low, or 2.77%. For the last week, the stock has had a daily average volatility of 2.18%.

The stock is overbought on RSI14 and the RSI has been falling for the last couple of days. This together with the fact that the stock is in the upper part of the trend poses a possible good selling opportunity for the short-term trader. However, one should note that 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: $36.93 (-3.47%) (This stock has medium daily movements and this gives medium risk. The RSI14 is 78 and this increases the risk substantially. There is a sell signal from pivot top found 2 days ago.)

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Several short-term signals, along with a general good trend, are positive and we conclude that the current level may hold a buying opportunity as there is a fair chance for this stock to perform well in the short-term. We have upgraded our recommendation for this stock since last evaluation from a Hold/Accumulate to a Buy Candidate.

Weaker Buy Today CIEN ranks #753 as BUY CANDIDATE. Stronger Buy
Today CIEN ranks #753 as BUY CANDIDATE.