Heritage Oaks Bancorp Technical Analysis (NASDAQ:HEOP)

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$8.28 $0.06 (0.73%) HEOP stock closing price Oct 21, 2016 (Closing)

Technical analysis is the study of stock price and volume data through technical charts. This analysis does not take into account the intrinsic value of a stock. When a chart pattern that can predict future Heritage Oaks Bancorp stock price movements is formed, the HEOP stock chart can become a key tool for a technical analyst.

View technical indicators like moving averages (SMA and EMA), and bollinger bands for Heritage Oaks Bancorp. 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 Heritage Oaks Bancorp stock analysis.

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Heritage Oaks Bancorp Moving Average:

HEOP 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 Heritage Oaks Bancorp chart patterns after the calculations remain the same. The 100 day moving average of 117.94 is below the last closing price of 8.28. Moving averages can be used for HEOP trend identification. A rising moving average shows that stock prices are generally increasing.

Heritage Oaks Bancorp Bollinger Bands:

Bollinger bands comprise of a center line usually HEOP SMA, and two HEOP 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 Heritage Oaks Bancorp bollinger bands.

Heritage Oaks Bancorp 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 Heritage Oaks Bancorp MACD indicator is above 0 indicating a bullish trend.

Heritage Oaks Bancorp 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.   The relative strength index of HEOP stock is 45.57. .

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