Shares of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) lost -1.87% to settle at $104.49 during its last trading session on Wednesday. 6.99 Million shares of the company were exchanged. The firm’s market capitalization is $196.16 billion.
The current share price of the company is trading -12.19% below its 52-week high price of $119.00 and +7.14% higher than 52-week low price of $97.53. Many brokers and investors view the 52-week high or low as an important factor in determining a stock’s current value and forecasting future price movement. As a stock trades within its 52-week price range (the range that exists between the 52-week low and the 52-week high), shareholders may show raised interest as price nears either the high or the low.
The Simple Moving Average is potentially the most popular technical analysis tool used by traders. The Simple Moving Average (SMA) is often used to identify trend direction, but can be used to generate potential buy and sell signals. Active shareholders often maintain a close study on simple moving averages of CVX stock, specially the 200-day simple moving average (SMA), as it is considered a key indicator by traders and market analysts for determining the overall long-term trend. The price level in a market that agrees with the 200 SMA is recognized as a major support when price is above the 200 SMA or resistance when price is below the 200 SMA levels. After a recent check, Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) shares price moved down from its 50 days moving average with -1.35% and remote negatively from 200 days moving average with -3.53%.
The 200-day SMA, which covers the prior 40 weeks of trading, is universally used in stock trading to determine the general market trend. As long as a stock’s price remains above the 200 SMA on the daily time frame, the stock is generally considered to be in an overall uptrend. Keeping in view the above important information, Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) stock price level can be currently recognized as a major resistance and therefore the stock is an overall downtrend, as a stock’s price remains below the 200 SMA on the daily time frame. This stock is presently giving a bearish signal to traders. Analyst mean recommendation for this stock is 2.10.
On other hand, Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) inclined 1.12% with the closing price of $43.26. The company saw 13.61 million shares trade hands over the course of the day. Active short-term traders keep their eyes on an intraday activity of the stock as this is a key to make many trades during a single trading session. The stock touched an intraday high of $43.31 and an intraday low of $42.75. Short-term traders mainly use one-, five-, 15-, 30- and 60-minute intraday charts when trading within the day. Usually, one- and five-minute charts are used for scalping, and 30- and 60-minute charts are used for intraday trading hold times of several hours. The biggest advantage of intraday trading is that positions are not affected by the possibility of negative overnight news that has the potential to materially impact the price of a security.
The market capitalization for the company is reported at $13.68 billion, while the P/E ratio yielded by the company was 34.42. The net profit margin for the company is reported at 2.50% while the weekly performance for the same has been recorded at 22.03%.
The share price has moved forward from its 200 days moving average, trading at a distance of 37.56% and stays 20.08% away from its 50 days moving average. This SMA data will help a long-term trader to figure out that Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) stock price level can be currently recognized as a major support and therefore the stock is an overall uptrend, as a stock’s price remains above the 200 SMA on the daily time frame. This stock is presently giving a bullish signal to traders. Analyst mean recommendation for this stock is 3.00.