Kirby Technical Analysis (NYSE:KEX)

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$84.35 $0.45 (0.53%) KEX stock closing price Aug 17, 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. The KEX stock chart pattern can give those who understand technical analysis an indication of which way KEX stock is headed, but cannot predict with 100% certainty as to what can happen to the Kirby stock price.

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

Moving averages show the KEX 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 $84.28 is below the last closing price of $84.35 and the 50 day moving average of $84.98 is above the last closing price of $84.35. The 10 and 20 day periods can predict short term moving average trends.

Kirby Bollinger Bands

Bollinger bands consist of two price bands above and below a center line for any company stock like Kirby. The tightening of bands is considered by most traders to be a precursor to sudden increase in volatility. Currently the stock price of $84.35 is in the upper range of Kirby bollinger bands.

Kirby Moving Average Convergence Divergence or MACD

The moving average convergence divergence or MACD is a technical indicator which helps gauge the stock price trend, as the indicator is useful in understanding the strength, direction and momentum of the stock price. The Kirby MACD line is below the signal line.

Kirby 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. 60.1 is the RSI value of KEX stock.