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|It was a second positive week after 3 consecutive negative weeks for the Monsanto Co. (MON). During the week, the MON gained 7.54 points, or 6.40%, and closed at 125.40 on Friday, April 13, 2018. Weekly volume was 285% above average. |
Long-term trend: [See MON long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on September 24, 2015 at 81.22 and reached 126.80 on April 9, 2018. MON gained -45.58 points, or -56.12%, in 132 weeks. Price is near the trend high.
Medium-term trend: [See MON medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term uptrend had started on December 8, 2017 at 114.19 and reached 126.80 on April 9, 2018. MON gained -12.61 points, or -11.04%, in 17 weeks. The price is now at the 11.10% retracement level.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See MON weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly Williams' Percentage Range is overbought. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with overbought weekly 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 link to access Williams' Percentage Range help.
The weekly MACD line is below its signal line since March 16, 2018. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low and getting smaller. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See MON short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on April 4, 2018 at 116.17 and reached 126.80 on April 9, 2018. MON gained -10.63 points, or -9.15%, in 5 days. The price is now at the 13.17% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See MON daily technical indicators chart]
Daily Relative Strength Index, Williams' Percentage Range and Lane's Stochastic are overbought. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with overbought daily Relative Strength Index, Williams' Percentage Range and Lane's Stochastic. Use the following links to access Lane's Stochastic and Relative Strength Index help.
The daily MACD line is above its signal line since April 5, 2018. This is an indication that the short-term trend is up. The distance between MACD and the signal line is near its high and getting bigger. It indicates that the current short-term uptrend is strong.
During the last week, the price has risen above the Parabolic SAR (stop and reversal). A Parabolic SAR below the price is a bullish signal, and it indicates that momentum is likely to remain in the upward 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.
During the last week, the price has moved above the moving average in the center of the Bollinger Bands. The distance between the Bollinger Bands (10.81%) is close to one year high (9.67%). It is 232.05% higher then one year average. It indicates the period of high volatility of the stock price, and it is considered a sell signal for the option traders. 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.
During the last week, the price has advanced above the 50 Day Moving Average. Such crossover is considered a bullish signal. The moving average crossover signals work better when the stock develops a strong trend, but they are ineffective when the stock is in a trading range. Moving average crossover systems can be effective, but should be used in conjunction with trend patterns, momentum indicators, candlesticks and other aspects of technical analysis. Use the following links to access Moving Average Crossover trading technique, or use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with the Moving Average close to the price level.
Candlestick pattern: [See MON candlestick chart pattern]
On Friday the chart has formed a Bullish Doji Candlestick pattern. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks that had a Bullish Doji Candlestick pattern during the last week.