Cigna Technical Analysis (NYSE:CI)

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$178.09 $2.19 (1.25%) CI stock closing price Jul 20, 2018 (Closing)

Technical analysis is based on the study of past price and volume movements of a security with the help of technical stock charts or trading charts. Just by looking at the Cigna 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 CI stock chart which creates a trading signal.

See Cigna bollinger bands, SMA - 200 day moving average, 50 day moving average and exponential moving averages. The technical analysis form of Cigna 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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Cigna Moving Average

Moving averages help predict the price direction of CI stock based on certain triggers, but with a lag, and form building blocks for other technical indicators like the MACD and bollinger bands. The 20 day moving average of $172.8 is below the last closing price of $178.09 and the 50 day moving average of $174.28 is below the last closing price of $178.09. The 10 and 20 day periods can predict short term moving average trends.

Cigna Bollinger Bands

Bollinger bands consist of two price bands above and below a center line for any company stock like Cigna. The tightening of bands is considered by most traders to be a precursor to sudden increase in volatility. The stock price is trading between the average and the upper band in the context of Cigna bollinger bands.

Cigna 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 Cigna MACD indicator can be used to identify bullish and bearish trends for the stock.

Cigna 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 CI stock is 68.7.