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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, 15 Jun 2017NoneBullish EngulfingWed, 10 May 20173.47%
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87.36 0.00 (0%) Jun 23 4:02pm EDT
Open: 87.01 Range: 85.61 - 87.72 Vol: 261.54K Avg Vol: 70.12K
EPS: 3.89 P/E ratio: 22.61 EBITDA: 211.35M Mkt Cap: 1.97B
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Short Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 5 day moving average at 88.46
Medium Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 20 day moving average at 85.55
Last Trade is above the 50 day moving average at 82.81
Long Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 200 day moving average at 77.96
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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 100% of the time with an average daily volume of 70.1K shares being traded. The 50 day moving average, currently at 82.81, 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, although in a trading range, generally confirms this view as the underlying strength in SCL still has a bullish bias with price maintaining above the 20 SMA for 77.5% of the time in the last two months of trading. 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 82.81 and 77.96 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, 15 Jun 2017
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