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Square, Inc. (SQ) Is Driving on Upbeat Technical Signals

Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) gained 4.07% in yesterday’s session, going up from its prior closing price of $27.49 to $28.61, and has now recorded rally in 3 consecutive sessions. Many in the market will be closely watching whether this winning streak is sustainable or take a temporary pause for the next couple of trading sessions. The stock price went upward in 7 of the last 10 days and has generated 11.06% during the last two weeks. The upbeat movement of both volume and price during the recent session is interpreted as a good sign, and, overall 7.59 million more shares exchanged hands compared with prior day. In total, 13.85 M shares exchanged hands for about $396.15 million.

Inside SQ’s Recent Trend

Square, Inc. (SQ) lies in the upper part of a wide and weak rising trend in the short term, and this will normally pose a very good selling opportunity for the short-term trader as reaction back towards the lower part of the trend can be expected. A break-up at the top trend line at $28.71 will firstly indicate a stronger raising rate. Short-term traders are predicted to see a rally of 9.6% over the course of a quarter and, with 90% chance the price will be floating in the range of $27.26 and $31.47 in this timeframe.

Square, Inc. Technical Signals



SQ has witnessed its long term and short term MA triggering a buy signal. Many traders watch for short-term averages to cross above long-term averages to signal the beginning of a uptrend. Upon corrections, the price will meet support from the averages between $27.12 and $25.79. A break down through these support points will trigger sell signals. Its pivot point low generated buy signal on Monday August 28, 2017, which calls for additional surge until the stock forms a new pivot point high. There was increase in both volume and price. This is usually interpreted as a good sign as traders widely believe rising stock should see increasing volume.

Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) Support And Resistance Levels

In case of pullback, the next support the price will capture from accumulated volume will not be far away from current price at $26.46 and $25.44. It seems to be blessed by the accumulated volume as it meets no resistance above current level and favorable trading conditions will help the stock to show strong performance in the coming days.




It is important to note, however, that the stock needs to make its way through natural risk while testing a key support level. Once this support is broken, another support level will be to be established at a lower level. Turning back to this stock, Square Inc approaches the first support point just current price at $26.46. In case of a break, the next support we will see from accumulated volume is going to be at $25.44 and $25.22.

Square, Inc. (SQ) Risk Assessment

The number of shares changed hands in the stock is good, indicating the interest and low risk associated with it. In the most recent session, the stock price hovered around $1.52 (5.57%) between intraday high and intraday low. Each day in the past 1 week, the average volatility remained at 3.47%.

The stock is in overbought condition based on RSI(14) readings and sits at the top end of the trend. In general, this will advocate a great exit point for short term investors, but in some cases it takes more time for the trend to shift while the stock is being overbought and the Relative Strength Index keeps going higher. Regardless, the high RSI together with the trendposition increases the risk and higher daily movements (volatility) should be expected. The stock correction is due. The decline may accelerate to the downside in the near term but it is reasonable to consider what the key support levels may be that would support a bounce back to the upside for stock.

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