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State Auto Financial Corporation (STFC) - Buy, Sell or Hold?

Sector: Finance   Sub-Sector: Property-Casualty Insurers
Trade DateCurrent Candlestick PatternPrevious Candlestick PatternWhenPerformance Since
Fri, 22 Sep 2017NoneDojiThu, 21 Sep 2017-0.57%
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24.24 0.00 (0%) Sep 22 4:00pm EDT
Open: 24.34 Range: 23.89 - 24.38 Vol: 32.12K Avg Vol: 30.42K
EPS: 1.11 P/E ratio: 21.86 EBITDA: 66.20M Mkt Cap: 1.02B
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Short Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 5 day moving average at 24.45
Medium Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 20 day moving average at 24.40
Last Trade is below the 50 day moving average at 24.68
Long Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 200 day moving average at 25.73
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Daily Chart of STFC

Stock Trend Analysis - Buy, Sell or Hold "State Auto Financial Corporation" (STFC)?

STFC is trading below its 200 day moving average and objectively, many will consider the long term trend to be down. Care must however be taken with this view as in its last 52 week trading history, it is noted that STFC has been range bound with a slight upward bias, having traded above the 200 SMA about 69% of the time. For the medium term, the 50 day moving average is generally in a trading range with a bearish downward bias. The 20 day moving average is also indicating range bound trading with a bearish bias. Objectively, as long as STFC 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 25.73. 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 "STFC".

The analyst consensus estimates for the 1 year price target for this stock is $26.00* (*source: Yahoo Finance).

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