MidSouth Bancorp Technical Analysis (NYSE:MSL)

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$13.95 $0.25 (1.82%) MSL stock closing price Dec 07, 2016 (Closing)

Technical analysis is the study of technical chart patterns and does not rely on the financials of a company. Just by looking at the MidSouth Bancorp 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 MSL stock chart which creates a trading signal.

See MidSouth Bancorp 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 MidSouth Bancorp stock analysis using these technical indicators helps identify trading opportunities.

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MidSouth Bancorp Moving Average:

MSL 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 MidSouth Bancorp chart patterns after the calculations remain the same. The 100 day moving average of 34.06 is below the last closing price of 13.7. The longer the duration of the moving average, the higher the lag. For example, 200 day moving averages for MidSouth Bancorp are mostly signals of long term trends and will help long term traders.

MidSouth Bancorp Bollinger Bands:

Bollinger Bands were developed by the famous technical trader John Bollinger and are a measure of the volatility of a stock like the MSL stock. The stock price is trading between the average and the lower band in the context of MidSouth Bancorp bollinger bands.

MidSouth Bancorp Moving Average Convergence Divergence or MACD:

The moving average convergence divergence or MACD is a technical indicator which helps gauge the stock price trend, as the indicator is useful in understanding the strength, direction and momentum of the stock price.   The MidSouth Bancorp MACD indicator can be used to identify bullish and bearish trends for the stock.

MidSouth Bancorp Relative Strength Index:

The RSI technical indicator is a momentum oscillator. It compares the speed and change in price movements.   The relative strength index of MSL stock is 48.37. .

MSL Stock Details

Prev Close* : $13.70
Open: $13.65
Day Low: $13.15
Day High: $14.1
Volume: 58259
52 Week High: $14.10
52 Week Low: $6.51
Market Cap:
$155.67M
Dividend:
0.36

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