Sonoco Products Technical Analysis (NYSE:SON)

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$55.24 $0.3 (0.54%) SON stock closing price Aug 16, 2018 (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 Sonoco Products 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 SON stock chart which creates a trading signal.

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

Moving averages help predict the price direction of SON 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 $55.8 is above the last closing price of $55.24 and the 50 day moving average of $53.98 is below the last closing price of $55.24. The 10 and 20 day periods can predict short term moving average trends.

Sonoco Products Bollinger Bands

Bollinger bands comprise of a center line usually SON SMA, and two SON 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 $55.24 is in the lower range of Sonoco Products bollinger bands.

Sonoco Products 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 Sonoco Products MACD indicator can be used to identify bullish and bearish trends for the stock.

Sonoco Products 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. 46.51 is the RSI value of SON stock.