EPL Oil & Gas Technical Analysis (NYSE:EPL)

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$37.73 $0.26 (0.69%) EPL stock closing price Jun 03, 2014 (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. The EPL stock chart pattern can give those who understand technical analysis an indication of which way EPL stock is headed, but cannot predict with 100% certainty as to what can happen to the EPL Oil & Gas stock price.

You can view Simple Moving Average - SMA 20 day, 50 day & 100 day, Exponential Moving Average - EMA 20 day, 50 day & 100 day charts, and Bollinger Bands for EPL Oil & Gas. The technical analysis form of EPL Oil & Gas 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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EPL Oil & Gas Moving Average

Moving averages show the EPL 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 $37.74 is above the last closing price of $37.73 and the 50 day moving average of $38.24 is above the last closing price of $37.73. The 10 and 20 day periods can predict short term moving average trends.

EPL Oil & Gas Bollinger Bands

Bollinger bands comprise of a center line usually EPL SMA, and two EPL stock price bands above and below it. The stock is considered overbought when the price starts moving closer towards the upper band, and is considered oversold as stock price moves closer towards the lower band. Currently the stock price of $37.73 is in the lower range of EPL Oil & Gas bollinger bands.

EPL Oil & Gas Moving Average Convergence Divergence or MACD

The moving average convergence divergence or MACD is a technical indicator which helps assess the stock price trend. Traders usually wait for a confirmed crossover signal before entering into a trading position. Divergence implies that the current stock price trend could come to an end, when the stock price diverges from MACD. The EPL Oil & Gas MACD indicator can be used to identify bullish and bearish trends for the stock.

EPL Oil & Gas 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 EPL stock goes above 70 it could indicate an overbought condition, and if it goes below 30 it could signal an oversold position.