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HCA Holdings
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Summary:
Weekly :Overbought sectorBroken trend resistance line
Daily :Lane's Stochastic is strongly overboughtThe price moved above the moving average in the center of the Bollinger Bands
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It was a third positive week after 3 consecutive negative weeks for the HCA Holdings (HCA). During the week, the HCA gained 5.75 points, or 4.66%, and closed at 129.14 on Friday, January 11, 2019. It was the best weekly gain since November 30, 2018. Weekly volume was -14% below average.

HCA is a member of Healthcare Sector. Healthcare is the most overbought sector. Sector/industry rotation is considered a proven strategy to beat the market. Use the following links to find overbought/oversold technical indicators by Sector or by Industry.

Long-term trend: [See HCA long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on August 9, 2011 at 17.03 and reached 147.42 on December 4, 2018. HCA gained -130.39 points, or -765.65%, in 382 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Pennant chart pattern. The uptrend resistance line (78.12) is broken. Usually a broken resistance is considered to be a long-term bullish signal, although a short-term pull back is possible. Use the following links to access Trend Support/Resistance Help, or use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with broken trend resistance line in a long-term trend.

Medium-term trend: [See HCA medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term uptrend had started on October 13, 2017 at 71.18 and reached 147.42 on December 4, 2018. HCA gained -76.24 points, or -107.11%, in 59 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Channel chart pattern. The trend support level is at 125.82 and resistance is at 147.64. A Rising Channel represents price movement contained between parallel lower (support) and upper (resistance) trend lines. Trading Channeling stocks is one of the most reliable and accurate trading techniques that provide traders with precise entry and exit points as well as stop-losses and take-profit recommendations. Use the following link to access a Rising Channel chart pattern help, or use a Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with Rising Channel pattern in a medium-term trend.

Weekly Technical Indicators: [See HCA weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral.

The weekly MACD line is below its signal line since October 19, 2018. The distance between MACD and the signal line is near its high, but getting smaller. 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 December 24, 2018 at 115.72 and reached 129.82 on January 10, 2019. HCA gained -14.10 points, or -12.18%, in 17 days. Price is near the trend high.

Daily Technical Indicators: [See HCA daily technical indicators chart]
Daily Lane's Stochastic is strongly overbought. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with strongly overbought daily overbought Lane's Stochastic. 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 link to access Lane's Stochastic help.

The daily MACD line is above its signal line since January 3, 2019. This is an indication that the short-term trend is up.

During the last week, the price has moved above the moving average in the center of the Bollinger Bands. 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.

Daily Oscillators
Description Value Status Divergence Chart
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 66.34
Williams' Percentage Range (W%R) 38.40
Lane's Stochastic (%D-Slow) 94.47
Strong Overbought
Greed/Fear Indicator (GFI) 74.13
Moving Average Converg./Diverg. (MACD) -2.83
Weekly Oscillators
Description Value Status Divergence Chart
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 43.72
Williams' Percentage Range (W%R) 57.40
Lane's Stochastic (%D-Slow) 29.79
Greed/Fear Indicator (GFI) 40.31
Moving Average Converg./Diverg. (MACD) 6.38
Trading Signals
Description Value Chart
Monthly Trendline Resistance 147.64
Upper Bollinger Band 135.47
50 Day Moving Average 132.71
Daily Stochastic Crossing 129.37
Price 129.14
Monthly Trendline Support 125.82
20 Day Moving Average 124.14
Weekly Stochastic Crossing 123.07
Parabolic System 121.96
Lower Bollinger Band 118.03
Sector and Industry
Description Name Rank
Sector Healthcare 9
Industry Hospitals 109
Daily Trend
Description Value
Direction Up
Chart Pattern Uptrend
Low 115.72
Low Date 12/24/2018
High 129.82
High Date 01/10/2019
Weekly Trend
Monthly Trend
Description Value
Direction Down
Chart Pattern DownTrend
Status
Resistance
Support
High 147.42
High Date 12/04/2018
Low 115.72
Low Date 12/24/2018
Description Value
Direction Up
Chart Pattern Rising Channel
Status Valid
Resistance 147.64
Support 125.82
Low 71.18
Low Date 10/13/2017
High 147.42
High Date 12/04/2018
Quarterly Trend
Yearly Trend
Description Value
Direction Up
Chart Pattern Uptrend
Status
Resistance
Support
Low 43.91
Low Date 08/24/2015
High 147.42
High Date 12/04/2018
Description Value
Direction Up
Chart Pattern Rising Pennant
Status Broken Resistance
Resistance 88.68
Support 78.12
Low 17.03
Low Date 08/09/2011
High 147.42
High Date 12/04/2018
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