Portola Pharma Technical Analysis (NASDAQ:PTLA)

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$28.26 $0.14 (0.49%) PTLA stock closing price Sep 18, 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 PTLA stock chart pattern can give those who understand technical analysis an indication of which way PTLA stock is headed, but cannot predict with 100% certainty as to what can happen to the Portola Pharma stock price.

View technical indicators like moving averages - SMA and EMA, and bollinger bands for Portola Pharma. Technical analysis uses an approach for Portola Pharma stock analysis that does not care for the fair value of a company but uses price and volume data only.

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Portola Pharma Moving Average

Moving averages help predict the price direction of PTLA 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 Portola Pharma are mostly signals of long term trends and will help long term traders.

Portola Pharma 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 PTLA stock. The stock price is trading between the average and the lower band in the context of Portola Pharma bollinger bands.

Portola Pharma 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 Portola Pharma MACD indicator is above 0 indicating a bullish trend.

Portola Pharma 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. 48.53 is the RSI value of PTLA stock.