Middlefield Banc Corp Technical Analysis (NASDAQ:MBCN)

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$35.95 $1.45 (4.2%) MBCN stock closing price Oct 24, 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. A MBCN stock chart pattern can give those who understand technical analysis an indication of which way MBCN stock is headed, but cannot predict with 100% certainty as to what can happen to the Middlefield Banc Corp stock price.

See Middlefield Banc Corp 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 Middlefield Banc Corp stock analysis.

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Middlefield Banc Corp Moving Average:

MBCN 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 Middlefield Banc Corp chart patterns after the calculations remain the same. The 100 day moving average of 3.75 is above the last closing price of 35.95. Moving averages can be used for MBCN trend identification. A rising moving average shows that stock prices are generally increasing.

Middlefield Banc Corp Bollinger Bands:

Bollinger Bands developed from the concept of trading bands and can be used to measure the high-low range of Middlefield Banc Corp stock price relative to previous trades. Currently the stock price of $35.95 is in the upper range of Middlefield Banc Corp bollinger bands.

Middlefield Banc Corp 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 Middlefield Banc Corp MACD line is above the signal line.

Middlefield Banc Corp 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 MBCN 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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