LHC Technical Analysis (NASDAQ:LHCG)

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$64.27 $0.95 (1.5%) LHCG stock closing price Feb 23, 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 LHCG stock chart pattern can give those who understand technical analysis an indication of which way LHCG stock is headed, but cannot predict with 100% certainty as to what can happen to the LHC stock price.

See LHC bollinger bands, SMA - 200 day moving average, 50 day moving average and exponential moving averages. Technical analysis essentially tries to study the supply and demand for a particular security and determine the stock trends for that security. Chartists use stock price movements for this form of LHC stock analysis.

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LHC Moving Average

Moving averages help predict the price direction of LHCG 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 $63.23 is below the last closing price of $64.27 and the 50 day moving average of $62.82 is below the last closing price of $64.27. The 10 and 20 day periods can predict short term moving average trends.

LHC Bollinger Bands

Bollinger bands consist of two price bands above and below a center line for any company stock like LHC. 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 LHC bollinger bands.

LHC 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 LHC MACD indicator is above 0 indicating a bullish trend.

LHC 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 . The relative strength index of LHCG stock is 61.15.