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NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI)’s Hull Moving Average is currently 92.69959. Developed by Alan Hull, this fast and smooth moving average helps eliminate lag and improve smoothing. Typically, if the HMA is going higher, the trend is rising. On the other end, a falling HMA may point to a declining trend.
The Simple Moving Average or SMA is an unweighted MA. At the end of every session, the oldest data point drops off, and the newest is added. Focusing on some popular SMA levels, we note that the 200 day is 81.21797, the 100 day is noted at 80.8835, and the 50 day clocks in at 85.7796. Looking at some other SMA levels, we see that the 10 day is 91.766, the 20 day is 90.7785, and the 30 day is 89.45966.
Investors often track volatility data while studying potential stocks. Currently, the stock’s volatility reading is standing at 1.6844164. In general, the higher the volatility, the riskier the stock. Looking out over the past week, volatility is noted at 2.3146634. For the last month, volatility is at 2.7116506. Tracking the Bull Bear Power indicator, the value is currently 3.030785.
Technical investors and traders often look to create winning charts with previously successful indicators. Figuring out the best indicators to follow may take some time and effort. Many traders will find a perfect combination of technicals that they depend on to enter or exit trades. Taking a look at some Ichimoku indicator information for NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), we see that the Ichimoku Cloud Base Line level is 90.08. The Ichimoku Could Conversion Line reading is 91.015. From another angle, the Ichimoku Lead 1 is presently 82.36, and the Lead 2 level is 77.125.
Traders employing technical analysis will note that the Chaikin Money Flow 20 day indicator is 0.039732933. This indicator measures money flow volume during a specified period. The value will stay between 1 and -1 and it can be used to gauge changes is selling and buying pressure.
Looking closer at shares of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), investors will be watching the stock to see how it performs over the next couple of sessions. Investors often like to track historical highs and lows over certain periods in order to help with stock analysis. We can now take a brief look at some historical highs and lows for the stock:
All time low: 10.23
All time high: 125.93
3 month low: 67.62
3 month high: 94.64
1 month low: 77.59
1 month high: 94.64
6 month low: 67.62
6 month high: 95.14
1 year low: 67.62
1 year high: 125.93
Traders have many tools that they can use when surveying a particular stock. Watching the Moving Average Rating, we can see that the indicator is currently pointing to a “Strong Buy”. Looking at the Oscillator Rating, we can see that the current reading is a “Sell”. Investors will be closely watching stock action over the next few sessions to see how the stock performs.
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