FSTR stock - L.B. Foster Company

Industry: Railroads Sector: Services Exchange: NASDAQ

Fri 16'th Nov 2018

PERIOD 2018-08-17 - 2018-11-16
CHANGE 1.60%
PRICE $20.93




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L.B. Foster Company Stock Analysis

Technical stock analysis for Fri 16'th Nov 2018

Buy candidate since 2018-11-16
Shorts n/a
Cash n/a
Loans n/a
Beta 2.22
ROA 2.10

L.B. Foster Company gained 1.60% in the last trading day, rising from $20.60 to $20.93 The price has fallen in 6 of the last 10 days , but is still up by 4.39% over the past 2 weeks. Volume fell in the last day by -3 076 shares, and in total, 16 290 shares bought and sold for approximately $340 950.00. You should take into consideration that a falling volume on higher prices causes divergence and may be an early warning about possible changes for the next couple of days.


L.B. Foster Company lies the upper part of a very 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 $21.32 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 -18.02% during the next 3 months and, with 90% probability hold a price between $12.92 and $17.48 at the end of this period.

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L.B. Foster Company holds a sales 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. On further gains, the stock will meet resistance from the short-term moving average at approximately $21.05. On a fall, the stock will find some support from the long-term average at approximately $19.39. A break-up through the short-term average will send a buy signal, whereas a breakdown through the long-term average will send a sales signal. A buy signal was issued from a pivot bottom point on Thursday November 15, 2018, which indicates further gains until a new top pivot has been found. Some negative signals were issued as well, and these may have some influence on the near short-term development. Volume fell during the last trading day while the price increased. This causes a divergence and may be considered as an early warning, but it may also not.

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Relative Strength Index (RSI)

RSI14 is 69 and the stock is currently not being overbought or oversold

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Support & Resistance

L.B. Foster Company finds support from accumulated volume at $20.05.

Support: $20.05 Price: $20.93 Resistance: $21.80


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 $0.83 between high and low, or 4.05%. For the last week the stock has had a daily average volatility of 4.07%.

Our recommended stoploss: $19.75 (-5.62%) (This stock has very high daily movements and this gives very high risk. There is a buy signal from pivot bottom found 1 days ago.)

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Several short-term signals are positive, despite the stock being in a falling trend, 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.

FSTR $20.93 $0.33(1.60%)
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