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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) - Buy, Sell or Hold?

Sector: Consumer Services   Sub-Sector: Department/Specialty Retail Stores
Trade DateCurrent Candlestick PatternPrevious Candlestick PatternWhenPerformance Since
Tue, 28 Nov 2017NoneBearish EngulfingWed, 22 Nov 20170.68%
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173.65 0.00 (0%) Nov 28 4:00pm EST
Open: 173.32 Range: 172.55 - 174.18 Vol: 2.73M Avg Vol: 3.35M
EPS: 6.08 P/E ratio: 26.49 EBITDA: 5.35B Mkt Cap: 70.42B
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Short Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 5 day moving average at 172.76
Medium Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 20 day moving average at 169.30
Last Trade is above the 50 day moving average at 164.49
Long Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 200 day moving average at 165.66
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Daily Chart of COST

Stock Trend Analysis - Buy, Sell or Hold "Costco Wholesale Corporation" (COST)?

COST is in a long term trading range with an upward bias. The last 52 weeks has seen this stock maintain an upward swing with about 58% of the time spent trading above the 200 day moving average. The 50 day moving average also indicates range bound trading but with a general bullish upside bias. Even the 20 day moving average is exhibiting similar bullish bias in a trading range. For adventurous traders, once a trading range is identified, a viable strategy is to short breakouts and buy breakdowns with the expectation COST will return into the established trading range. However, a more conservative and higher probability trade is to still buy dips as the longer term trend is still up. A good place to accummulate longs is at the 200 SMA currently near 165.66. Click here for the latest support & resistance levels to help you finetune your entry into or exit out of "COST".

The analyst consensus estimates for the 1 year price target for this stock is $179.21* (*source: Yahoo Finance).

Objective Technical Analysis by BannRonn TA LogicEngine ver 1.1. Last Updated - Tue, 28 Nov 2017
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