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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
Thu, 19 Oct 2017NoneBullish EngulfingFri, 22 Sep 20175.43%
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88.08 0.00 (0%) Oct 20 10:12am EDT
Open: 87.50 Range: 87.50 - 88.08 Vol: 12.78K Avg Vol: 78.51K
EPS: 3.84 P/E ratio: 22.63 EBITDA: 207.56M Mkt Cap: 1.96B
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Short Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 5 day moving average at 87.79
Medium Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 20 day moving average at 86.07
Last Trade is above the 50 day moving average at 81.68
Long Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 200 day moving average at 81.88
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How to use this info: Stock Timing With Moving Averages
Daily Chart of SCL

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

SCL is in a very strong uptrend. In the last 52 weeks, SCL has been trading above the 200 day moving average for 87% of the time with an average daily volume of 78.5K shares being traded. The 50 day moving average, currently at 81.68, although still maintaining a bullish inclination, is however exhibiting characteristics of a medium term trading range. As the dominant long term trend is still up strongly, the high probability trade is still buying the dips. The 20 day moving average confirms this view as the underlying strength in SCL is still very strong with price maintaining above the 20 SMA for 80% of the time in the last month of trading. Traders however need to be cognizant of the fact that some retracement may set in as many may use the strength in price to lock in profits. Traders who are thinking of going long SCL shares should consider patiently waiting for price to be near the 50 or 200 SMAs, currently at 81.68 and 81.88 respectively. 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 - Thu, 19 Oct 2017
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