Can Precision Drilling maintain the near-term uptrend?
Reference the last chart analysis for Precision Drilling.
Precision Drilling Corporation (“Precision”) intends to release its 2011 third quarter results
before the market opens on Friday, October 21, 2011 and has scheduled a conference call and
webcast to begin promptly at 12:00 Noon MT (2:00 p.m. ET) on the same day.
FP article dated Oct 21, 2011: Precision Drilling earnings surge 48%
Update Friday, Oct 21, 2011: Stock sold-off to the $11.00 level as indicated by a bearish engulfing pattern on the daily chart: sold into the news of the earnings release. Traders who bought the stock at the beginning of the month took profits on the gain from $8.00 to $12.00: a nice profit of 50%.
Update Monday, Oct 24, 2011: Precision Drilling closed at $11.87 today. The stock pattern may indicate that it will ease into a lateral band between $11.00 and $12.00. A close above the $12.00 resistance level for two days would be a sign to add to long positions with an intermediate target of $15.00. If the stock cannot hold the $11.00 level, it would be a sign to liquidate longs.
Update Monday, Oct 31, 2011: Precision Drilling closed at $11.56 today. A tall bearish candlestick (daily candlestick chart) after two spinning tops is not a good omen. Another negative factor is the above average volume today on the sell-off. If the stock cannot hold support at $11.00, the next major test would be the 50% retracement level of around $10.00.
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