Gentiva Health Services Technical Analysis (NASDAQ:GTIV)

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$19.19 $0.23 (1.18%) GTIV stock closing price Feb 02, 2015 (Closing)

Technical analysis is the study of stock price and volume data through technical charts. This analysis does not take into account the intrinsic value of a stock. Just by looking at the Gentiva Health Services 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 GTIV stock chart which creates a trading signal.

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 Gentiva Health Services. The technical analysis form of Gentiva Health Services 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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Gentiva Health Services Moving Average

Moving averages help predict the price direction of GTIV stock based on certain triggers, but with a lag, and form building blocks for other technical indicators like the MACD and bollinger bands. The longer the duration of the moving average, the higher the lag. For example, 200 day moving averages for Gentiva Health Services are mostly signals of long term trends and will help long term traders.

Gentiva Health Services Bollinger Bands

Bollinger bands comprise of a center line usually GTIV SMA, and two GTIV 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 $19.19 is in the lower range of Gentiva Health Services bollinger bands.

Gentiva Health Services 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 Gentiva Health Services MACD indicator can be used to identify bullish and bearish trends for the stock.

Gentiva Health Services 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. 47.78 is the RSI value of GTIV stock.