Buy Candidate
Fri 21'st Apr 2017

VOLUME
Sell
TREND
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MV SHORT
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Sell
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KLA-Tencor Corporation Stock Analysis

Technical stock analysis for Fri 21'st Apr 2017

Buy candidate since 2017-04-19 Gain 0.80%

KLA-Tencor Corporation fell by -0.14% in the last day, from USD 98.51 to USD 98.37 The price has been going up and down for this period, and there has been a 2.29% gain for the last 2 weeks. Volume fell in the last day along with the stock, which is actually a good sign as volume should follow the stock. In the last day, the trading volume fell by -223 767 shares and in total, 798 222 shares bought and sold for approximately USD 78.52 million.

Trend

KLA-Tencor Corporation lies in the middle of a narrow and strong rising trend in the short term and a further rise within the trend is signaled. Given the current short-term trend, the stock is expected to rise 16.3% during the next 3 months and, with 90% probability hold a price between USD 110.84 and USD 116.18 at the end of this period.

Signals

KLA-Tencor 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 USD 96.44 and USD 94.81. 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 Thursday April 20, 2017, which indicates further falls until a new bottom pivot has been found. Volume fell together with the price during the last trading day and this reduces the overall risk as volume should follow the price movements.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

RSI14 is 67 and the stock is currently not being overbought or oversold

Support & Resistance

KLA-Tencor Corporation finds support from accumulated volume at USD 95.50, USD 86.16, and USD 83.25. On the upside the stock meets some resistance just above today's level from accumulated volume at USD 98.51.

The stock is about to test the resistance at USD 98.51. If this level is broken the stock may move faster and we often see a peak at the end of such a break, posing a good sales opportunity as in 90% of the cases you will get a reaction back to the level broken before new gains. A break should be followed by increasing volume else the break may be false and despite a break of the actual resistance level the stock falls back fairly soon.

Risk

This stock is usually traded at good volume, and with minor daily changes the risk is considered to be low. During the last day, the stock moved USD 0.98 (1.00%) between high and low. For the last week, the stock has had a daily average volatility of 1.95%.

Our recommended stoploss: USD 94.60 (-3.83%) (This stock has low daily movements and this gives low risk. There is a sell signal from pivot top found 1 days ago.)

Evaluation

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.

Buy Candidate

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