Needle moving action has been spotted in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) as shares are moving today on volatility 1.99% or 3.36 from the open. The NYSE listed company saw a recent bid of 172.32 and 13322960 shares have traded hands in the session.
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Taking a deeper look into the technical levels of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA), we can see that the Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R currently sits at -70.65. The Williams %R oscillates in a range from 0 to -100. A reading between 0 and -20 would point to an overbought situation. A reading from -80 to -100 would signal an oversold situation. The Williams %R was developed by Larry Williams. This is a momentum indicator that is the inverse of the Fast Stochastic Oscillator.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) currently has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -109.78. Active investors may choose to use this technical indicator as a stock evaluation tool. Used as a coincident indicator, the CCI reading above +100 would reflect strong price action which may signal an uptrend. On the flip side, a reading below -100 may signal a downtrend reflecting weak price action. Using the CCI as a leading indicator, technical analysts may use a +100 reading as an overbought signal and a -100 reading as an oversold indicator, suggesting a trend reversal.
The RSI, or Relative Strength Index, is a widely used technical momentum indicator that compares price movement over time. The RSI was created by J. Welles Wilder who was striving to measure whether or not a stock was overbought or oversold. The RSI may be useful for spotting abnormal price activity and volatility. The RSI oscillates on a scale from 0 to 100. The normal reading of a stock will fall in the range of 30 to 70. A reading over 70 would indicate that the stock is overbought, and possibly overvalued. A reading under 30 may indicate that the stock is oversold, and possibly undervalued. After a recent check, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s 14-day RSI is currently at 37.86, the 7-day stands at 31.33, and the 3-day is sitting at 39.84.
Currently, the 14-day ADX for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) is sitting at 24.01. Generally speaking, an ADX value from 0-25 would indicate an absent or weak trend. A value of 25-50 would support a strong trend. A value of 50-75 would identify a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would lead to an extremely strong trend. ADX is used to gauge trend strength but not trend direction. Traders often add the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) to identify the direction of a trend.
For further review, we can take a look at another popular technical indicator. In terms of moving averages, the 200-day is currently at 146.66, the 50-day is 180.32, and the 7-day is resting at 175.72. Moving averages are a popular trading tool among investors. Moving averages can be used to help filter out the day to day noise created by other factors. MA’s may be used to identify uptrends or downtrends, and they can be a prominent indicator for detecting a shift in momentum for a particular stock. Many traders will use moving averages for different periods of time in conjunction with other indicators to help gauge future stock price action.