The First Bancshares Technical Analysis (NASDAQ:FBMS)

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$21.6 $0.1 (0.47%) FBMS stock closing price Oct 20, 2016 (Closing)

Technical analysis is based on the study of past price and volume movements of a security with the help of technical stock charts or trading charts. Just by looking at the The First Bancshares stock price one can't take a trading decision. A trader needs to find a chart pattern, which is a clear cut pattern formation on the FBMS stock chart which creates a trading signal.

See The First Bancshares bollinger bands, SMA (200 day moving average, 50 day moving average) and exponential moving averages. Technical analysis is used by finance professionals and is popular among traders, especially day traders. Undertaking The First Bancshares stock analysis using these technical indicators helps identify trading opportunities.

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The First Bancshares Moving Average:

FBMS stock price movements can be forecasted by using triggers based on moving averages, which are also some of the simplest technical indicators. The way the averages are calculated in each of the 2 popular cases, that is SMA and EMA varies, however the interpretation of The First Bancshares chart patterns after the calculations remain the same. The 100 day moving average of 6.55 is above the last closing price of 21.6. One needs to choose the duration of a moving average depending on the investment objective and investment horizon. For periods greater than 100, it takes a larger and longer FBMS stock price movement for the moving average to change course.  

The First Bancshares Bollinger Bands:

Bollinger bands consist of two price bands above and below a center line for any company stock like The First Bancshares. The tightening of bands is considered by most traders to be a precursor to sudden increase in volatility. Currently the stock price of $21.6 is in the upper range of The First Bancshares bollinger bands.

The First Bancshares Moving Average Convergence Divergence or MACD:

The moving average convergence divergence or MACD is a technical indicator which helps assess the stock price trend. Traders usually wait for a confirmed crossover signal before entering into a trading position. Divergence implies that the current stock price trend could come to an end, when the stock price diverges from MACD. The The First Bancshares MACD line is above the signal line.

The First Bancshares Relative Strength Index:

This technical indicator compares the relative strength or weakness of a stock. It measures the magnitude of rise or fall in stock price movements . If the RSI of FBMS stock goes above 70 it could indicate an overbought condition, and if it goes below 30 it could signal an oversold position. .

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