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|It was a second consecutive positive week for the HCA Holdings (HCA). During the week, the HCA gained 4.23 points, or 4.34%, and closed at 101.78 on Friday, May 11, 2018. It was the best weekly gain since December 1, 2017. Weekly volume was -13% below average. |
Long-term trend: [See HCA long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on October 13, 2017 at 71.18 and reached 106.84 on January 30, 2018. HCA gained -35.66 points, or -50.10%, in 15 weeks. The price is now at the 14.19% retracement level.
Medium-term trend: [See HCA medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on January 30, 2018 at 106.84 and reached 93.03 on May 1, 2018. HCA lost 13.81 points, or 12.93%, in 13 weeks. Price is near the Fibonacci 61.8% retracement level. The Fibonacci retracement level is considered a support/resistance level.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See HCA weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral.
The weekly MACD line is below its signal line since April 6, 2018. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is down. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low and getting smaller. It indicates that the current medium-term downtrend is getting weak. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See HCA short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on May 3, 2018 at 94.23 and reached 102.23 on May 11, 2018. HCA gained -8.00 points, or -8.49%, in 8 days. The price is now at the 5.63% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See HCA daily technical indicators chart]
Daily Lane's Stochastic is overbought while Williams' Percentage Range is strongly overbought. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with overbought daily Lane's Stochastic or strongly overbought daily Williams' Percentage Range. Oscillators are designed to signal a possible trend reversal. They can act as alerts and should be taken in conjunction with other technical analysis tools. Oscillators can be used to confirm other technical signals. Use the following links to access Lane's Stochastic and Williams' Percentage Range help.
The daily MACD line is above its signal line since May 1, 2018. This is an indication that the short-term trend is up.
During the last week, the price has fallen below the Parabolic SAR (stop and reversal). A Parabolic SAR above the price is a bearish signal, and it indicates that momentum is likely to remain in the downward direction. A Parabolic SAR is used as a trailing stop loss for long or short positions. It works best during strong trending periods. Use the following links to access Parabolic SAR Help, or use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with the Parabolic SAR close to the price level.
The price has closed on Friday above the upper Bollinger Band. It is considered a bullish signal. The Bollinger Bands are often used with a non-oscillator indicator like chart patterns or a trendline. The signals are considered more reliable if these indicators confirm the recommendation of the Bollinger Bands. Use the following links to access the Bollinger Bands Help, or use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with the price above the Upper Bollinger Band or below the Lower Bollinger Band.
Candlestick pattern: [See HCA candlestick chart pattern]
On Friday the chart has formed a Bearish Advance Block Candlestick pattern. This pattern occurs in an uptrend; it is not a top reversal pattern, but it might precede a meaningful price decline. The reliability of the Bearish Advance Block pattern is medium. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks that had a Bearish Advance Block Candlestick pattern during the last week.