National Penn Bancshares Technical Analysis (NASDAQ:NPBC)
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. The National Penn Bancshares stock price data and volume are plotted in NPBC stock charts and these trading charts form the basis of technical analysis.
See National Penn Bancshares bollinger bands, SMA (200 day moving average, 50 day moving average) and exponential moving averages. Technical analysis uses an approach for National Penn Bancshares stock analysis that does not care for the fair "value" of a company but uses price and volume data only.
National Penn Bancshares Moving Average:
Moving averages show the NPBC stock price trend. The two most popular types of moving averages are the Simple Moving Average (SMA) and the Exponential Moving Average (EMA). The longer the duration of the moving average, the higher the lag. For example, 200 day moving averages for National Penn Bancshares are mostly signals of long term trends and will help long term traders.
National Penn Bancshares Bollinger Bands:
Bollinger bands consist of two price bands above and below a center line for any company stock like National Penn Bancshares. The tightening of bands is considered by most traders to be a precursor to sudden increase in volatility. Currently the stock price of $10.72 is in the upper range of National Penn Bancshares bollinger bands.
National Penn Bancshares 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 National Penn Bancshares MACD indicator is below 0 indicating a bearish trend.
National Penn Bancshares 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 NPBC stock is 18.18. .