Rite Aid Corporation RAD (NYSE) is a drugstore chain in the United States. The company ranked No. 94 in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue. It is headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, near Harrisburg. Investors and analysts alike are concerned with just how justified this rally was and if it would continue in the future. We’ll be spending some time looking at the technical indicators to help us understand where Rite Aid might be heading, and provide a Rite Aid stock price analysis.
The Moving Average Convergence (MACD) is a trend momentum indicator that shows the relationship in this case between the 12 day and 26-day moving averages. It is commonly used as a buy or sell signal if the MACD 12 day line (blue) crosses the 26-day signal line (orange), It indicates a bullish buying signal. This is because the shorter 12 day moving average has diverged from the long term moving average and upside momentum is occurring. This has occurred in the above graph with Inovio indicating a possible increase in price. However before you can use market insights to better your decision making it’s important first to learn how to trade. Previously we did similar analysis with Beyond Meat in order to best understand where the price might head before the stock skyrocketed to where it is now. Likewise our Rite Aid stock price analysis yields similar details.
Again I wanted to show you all the power of simple moving averages. A classic among economists it averages the price of the stock over the last period of days and displays that against the graph. The idea is that if the price line crosses the moving average line from below its indicating a buy signal.
This is a basic concept and we can improve on it. We can see that the price has penetrated the blue (20 day average) by mid June and the red (50 day average) by mid June also. In each case indicating sell signals as it penetrated from above. If we combine the two lines red and blue we can generate a third sell signal. When the shorter period (blue) penetrates the longer period (red) from above a sell signal is formed. We can see this happen just the other day by 19th June. We can further expand on this by adding different day averages and even more averages to the one graph. This would generate more insights for us.
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