Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) Stock Nears $63.81: Still a Hold?

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) gained 0.50% in yesterday’s session, going up from its prior closing price of $63.49 to $63.81, and has now recorded rally in 4 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 6 of the last 10 days and has generated 3.76% during the last two weeks. Trading activity decreased by -1.64 million shares, and in total, 5.01 M shares exchanged hands for about $319.90 million. It should be noted that increasing price and decreasing volume show lack of interest and this is a warning that something has fundamentally changed.

Inside MO’s Recent Trend

Altria Group, Inc. (MO) lies the upper part of a wide and falling 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 down through the support point at $64.54 will initially suggest a lower tendency for declines in the price and this might very well be an early sign that a trend shift is coming. Short-term traders are anticipated to see a retreat of -16.01% over the course of a quarter and, with 90% chance the price will be floating in the range of $46.98 and $54.21 in this timeframe.

Altria Group, Inc. Technical Signals

MO 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 $63.66 and $63.25. A break down through these support points will trigger sell signals. Its pivot point low generated buy signal on Monday October 02, 2017, which calls for additional surge until the stock forms a new pivot point high. There was a decrease in volume but the price rose. This is usually not interpreted as a good sign as traders widely believe falling volume should see declining stock. Investors should be watching the price action like a hawk in the coming sessions.

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) Support And Resistance Levels

Altria Group, Inc. (MO) recorded volume accumulation so there will probably be a surplus of buyers at $62.49. In case of gains, the next resistance from accumulated volume will not be far away from today’s level at $64.97, $65.55 and $66.94.

Accumulated volume is going to prevent the price from rising further at $64.97 and this action will lead the price to take a temporary pause or stay muted for a few days.

Altria Group, Inc. (MO) 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 $0.43 (0.68%) between intraday high and intraday low. Each day in the past 1 week, the average volatility remained at 1.03%.

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