Heartland Financial Technical Analysis (NASDAQ:HTLF)
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. The HTLF stock chart pattern can give those who understand technical analysis an indication of which way HTLF stock is headed, but cannot predict with 100% certainty as to what can happen to the Heartland Financial 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 Heartland Financial. The technical analysis form of Heartland Financial stock analysis tries to understand the market by studying the stock market trend itself as opposed to other aspects like the company's fundamentals.
Heartland Financial Moving Average
Moving averages show the HTLF 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 longer the duration of the moving average, the higher the lag. For example, 200 day moving averages for Heartland Financial are mostly signals of long term trends and will help long term traders.
Heartland Financial 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 HTLF stock. Currently the stock price of $60.6 is in the lower range of Heartland Financial bollinger bands.
Heartland Financial 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 Heartland Financial MACD indicator can be used to identify bullish and bearish trends for the stock.
Heartland Financial 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. 50 is the RSI value of HTLF stock.