Bullish Triple Cross For Coca-Cola
Published April 28, 2017
On April 27, 2017, The Coca-Cola Company (KO) 20 day moving average (DMA) crossed above the 250 DMA, 50 DMA crossed above the 200 DMA, and 100 DMA crossed above the 150 DMA. All three crosses are bullish in nature and have never all occurred on the same day before. Historically the stock does not always rise over the next 20 trading days when each individual cross occurs. The 20 DMA has crossed above the 250 DMA 50 times with a median gain of 2.685% and maximum gain of 13.139%. The 50 DMA has crossed above the 200 DMA 38 times with a median gain of 3.46% and maximum gain of 11.364%. The 100 DMA has crossed above the 150 DMA 47 times with a median gain of 3.216% and maximum gain of 13.953%.
When we take a look at other technical indicators, the relative strength index (RSI) is at 55.3323. RSI tends to determine trends, overbought and oversold levels as well as likelihood of price swings. I personally use anything above 75 as overbought and anything under 25 as oversold. The current reading declares the stock has been neutral and not likely to produce volatile price swings.
The true strength index (TSI) is currently 22.0722. The TSI determines overbought/oversold levels and/or current trend. I solely use this as an indicator of trend as overbought and oversold levels vary. The TSI is double smoothed in its calculation and is a great indicator of upward and downward movement. The current reading declares the stock is moving up.
The positive vortex indicator (VI) is at 1.0681 and the negative is at 0.9066. When the positive level is higher than 1 and higher than the negative indicator, the overall price action is moving upward. When the negative level is higher than 1 and higher than the positive indicator, the overall price action is moving downward. The current reading declares the stock has been moving up slowly, but the negative indicator is gaining ground.
The stochastic oscillator K value is 46.7087 and D value is 50.0531. This is a cyclical oscillator that is highly accurate and can be used to identify overbought/oversold levels as well as pending reversals and short-term activity. I personally use anything above 80 as overbought and below 20 as oversold. When the K value is higher than the D value, the stock is trending up. When the D value is higher that the K value the stock is trending down. The current reading declares the stock has left overbought territory and is pretty neutral on direction.
Considering the moving average crossover, RSI, TSI, VI and stochastic levels, the overall direction appears to continue heading up over the long term. Based on historical movement compared to current levels and the current position, the stock could gain another 1.60% over the next 20 trading days.
DISCLOSURE: I currently do not have positions in the stock mentioned above. I may enter a position within the next 24 hours. Historical movements and technical indicators should never be the sole basis for entering positions involving risk. Make sure appropriate research is conducted prior to taking any risk in a marketplace.