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Stepan Company (SCL) - Buy, Sell or Hold?

Sector: Basic Industries   Sub-Sector: Package Goods/Cosmetics
Trade DateCurrent Candlestick PatternPrevious Candlestick PatternWhenPerformance Since
Tue, 22 Aug 2017NoneMorning StarMon, 14 Aug 2017-2.7%
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77.46 0.00 (0%) Aug 23 4:02pm EDT
Open: 76.90 Range: 76.90 - 79.00 Vol: 84.91K Avg Vol: 77.83K
EPS: 3.84 P/E ratio: 20.18 EBITDA: 207.56M Mkt Cap: 1.75B
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Short Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 5 day moving average at 77.27
Medium Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 20 day moving average at 80.10
Last Trade is below the 50 day moving average at 84.86
Long Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 200 day moving average at 81.48
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Daily Chart of SCL

Stock Trend Analysis - Buy, Sell or Hold "Stepan Company" (SCL)?

Although SCL is currently trading below its 200 day moving average, it is prudent to note that in the last 52 weeks, SCL has been trading above the 200 day moving average for 94% of the time with an average daily volume of 77.8K shares changing hands. This could portend a sustained reversal in trend, or just a slight bump in the road prior to resuming its bullish bias.The 50 day moving average indicates a medium term trading range with a bullish upside inclination. The 20 day moving average is however on a slight bearish bias, otherwise, it is also indicating range bound trading. Objectively, as long as SCL is trading below its 200 SMA, rallies will be sold into and traders can expect a lot of resistance near the 200 SMA currently at 81.48. Technically there are too many uncertainties to recommend a buy on this stock at this moment. Click here for the latest support & resistance levels to help you finetune your entry into or exit out of "SCL".

The analyst consensus estimates for the 1 year price target for this stock is $90.50* (*source: Yahoo Finance).

Objective Technical Analysis by BannRonn TA LogicEngine ver 1.1. Last Updated - Tue, 22 Aug 2017
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