No Confirmation Necessary to Buy These Healthcare Stocks
- Posted by Greg Harmon
- on October 4th, 2011
Tuesday there were Bullish Engulfing and Piercing Candlestick Patterns everywhere following the broad base sell off on Monday. These are potential reversal patterns that need to be confirmed with a higher close on Wednesday. But why screw around waiting for confirmation when all three of the healthcare stocks below are in healthy up trends where there is no confirmation necessary. They all moved higher today out of bull flags.
Bristol Meyers Squibb, $BMY
Bristol Meyers Squibb, $BMY, was in a bull flag until Tuesday and broke out if it higher printing a long bullish candle with no upper shadow and on strong volume. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is moving higher and the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is growing again.
Cepheid, $CPHD, broke its bull flag higher with a bullish Marubozu candle, creating a new intraday high.The RSI is in bullish territory and has remained there since the start of the up trend in August. The MACD increasing again on this name as well, and all of the Simple Moving Averages are sloping higher and area underneath the current price.
Seattle Genetics, $SGEN
Seattle Genetics, $SGEN, also moved strongly higher out of its bull flag making a higher high on the intra-day level with big volume. This has a RSI that is bullish and moving higher and a MACD that is about to cross positive.
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Gregory W. Harmon CMT, CFA, has traded in the Securities markets since 1986. He has held senior positions including Head of Global Trading, Head of Product Development, Head of Strategy and Director of Equity. (More)
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