Alcatel Lucent Technical Analysis (NYSE:ALU)

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$3.46 $0.03 (0.87%) ALU stock closing price Feb 24, 2016 (Closing)

Technical analysis relies on the belief that future price movements of a stock can be forecasted through the study of historical market data and technical charts. Just by looking at the Alcatel Lucent 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 ALU stock chart which creates a trading signal.

View technical indicators like moving averages - SMA and EMA, and bollinger bands for Alcatel Lucent. The technical analysis form of Alcatel Lucent stock analysis tries to understand the market by studying the stock market trend itself as opposed to other aspects like the company's fundamentals.

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Alcatel Lucent Moving Average

Moving averages show the ALU stock price trend. The two most popular types of moving averages are the Simple Moving Average or SMA and the Exponential Moving Average or EMA. The 20 day moving average of $3.44 is below the last closing price of $3.46 and the 50 day moving average of $3.72 is above the last closing price of $3.46. The 10 and 20 day periods can predict short term moving average trends.

Alcatel Lucent 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 ALU stock. The stock price is trading between the average and the upper band in the context of Alcatel Lucent bollinger bands.

Alcatel Lucent 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 Alcatel Lucent MACD line is above the signal line.

Alcatel Lucent Relative Strength Index

The RSI technical indicator is a momentum oscillator. It compares the speed and change in price movements. 51.14 is the RSI value of ALU stock.