BancorpSouth Technical Analysis (NYSE:BXS)

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$23.15 $0.3 (1.28%) BXS stock closing price Oct 21, 2016 (Closing)

Technical chart patterns are studied in depth by people who strongly believe in technical analysis. These type of investors who look at trading charts or technical stock charts are usually traders rather than value investors. When a chart pattern that can predict future BancorpSouth stock price movements is formed, the BXS stock chart can become a key tool for a technical analyst.

See BancorpSouth bollinger bands, SMA (200 day moving average, 50 day moving average) and exponential moving averages. Technical analysis essentially tries to study the supply and demand for a particular security and determine the stock trends for that security. Chartists use stock price movements for this form of BancorpSouth stock analysis.

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BancorpSouth Moving Average:

Moving averages help predict the price direction of BXS stock based on certain triggers, but with a lag, and form building blocks for other technical indicators like the MACD and bollinger bands. A key factor that impacts moving averages is the lag factor. The 20 day moving average of $162.32 is below the price of $23.15.

BancorpSouth Bollinger Bands:

Bollinger bands comprise of a center line usually BXS SMA, and two BXS stock price bands above and below it. The stock is considered over brought when the price starts moving closer towards the upper band, and is considered oversold as stock price moves closer towards the lower band.   The stock price is trading between the average and the lower band in the context of BancorpSouth bollinger bands.

BancorpSouth Moving Average Convergence Divergence or MACD:

Two important concepts with respect to moving average convergence divergence or MACD are: crossovers and divergence. When the MACD rises above the signal line, it typically indicates a bullish trend and most likely the stock prices will go up.   The BancorpSouth MACD indicator can be used to identify bullish and bearish trends for the stock.

BancorpSouth Relative Strength Index:

The relative strength index compares the magnitude of recent gains to recent losses and is a momentum indicator. It attempts to assess overbought and oversold conditions of a stock.   53.09 is the RSI value of BXS stock. .

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