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Patriot Coal (PCX) – Major break at $25

This is a major coal mining company in the US.  Coal stocks are moving up due to the projected demand in China for metallurgical coal.

Take a look at the 3 year chart.  This is the start of a classic chart pattern with a break at $25 which is major resistance. Now the stock must hold above $25.  An important concept in technical analysis is support and resistance.  Once a stock breaks resistance; the price point becomes support.  In the case of Patriot Coal, $25 is now major support; and I will sell the stock if it does not hold this price point.

You can see the momentum in the 1 year chart.

Disclosure: I have a long position in this company at a purchase price of $20.60

Rating Upgrades

Adobe Systems raised to Buy from Neutral at BofA Merrill.

Take a look at the 3 year chart.  The 50 day moving average is set to cross the 200 day moving average.  I like the candlestick pattern and would set the stop loss at $30 and target $38 to sell the stock.

GE raised to Buy from Neutral at UBS.

Take a look at the the 3 year chart.     This is not a spectacular chart but the stock is moving up. I would like to see this chart break $20 which is major resistance.

Decent valuations in U.S. healthcare sector

Pfizer Inc., the world’s largest drugmaker, is one of Barron’s top 10 stock picks for 2011 — even though the company’s shares fell nearly 4% last year.

Notice on the 1 year chart ( as of January 10, 2011) that the stock is consolidating in the $18.00 to $18.50 range.  Look for a break at $18.50 to add to your position.

 

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BMO support is $58 with major support at $56

Short-term target is $62.00.

BMO is in a consolidation phase: the intermediate trend is sideways. The first support level is $58 and major support is $56 for Bank of  Montreal. The stock will meet resistance at $62.00 with major resistance at $64.00.

Bank of Montreal - Weekly Chart

Bank of Montreal - Weekly Chart

Take a look at the three year chart.

Take a look at the one year chart.