Safeway Technical Analysis (NYSE:SWY)

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$35.1 $0.04 (0.11%) SWY stock closing price Jan 29, 2015 (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. Just by looking at the Safeway 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 SWY stock chart which creates a trading signal.

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

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Safeway Moving Average

Moving averages show the SWY 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 Safeway are mostly signals of long term trends and will help long term traders.

Safeway Bollinger Bands

Bollinger bands consist of two price bands above and below a center line for any company stock like Safeway. The tightening of bands is considered by most traders to be a precursor to sudden increase in volatility. Safeway bollinger bands show that the stock price is $35.1, upper band is 35.33, lower band is 35.06, and the average is 35.19.

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

Safeway Relative Strength Index

The RSI technical indicator is a momentum oscillator. It compares the speed and change in price movements. 37.7 is the RSI value of SWY stock.