Let's Put These Technical Indicators To Work: Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG), Costco Wholesale …

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) trades at $ 53.01 having a market capitalization of $ 9.33 billion. HOG stock price climbed 16.43% over the past year, yielding a positive weighted alpha of 4.6 percent. It should be noted that a moderate but positive weighted alpha indicates additional price increase, though for not too long.

Weighted Alpha is used to calculate how much a share has gone up or down over a certain period, normally a year. In general, more thrust is placed on most recent actions by assigning higher weights to it than those assigned to past movements. This assists to give a return figure that has a stronger focus on the most current period and is thus a better measure for short-term analysis. This technique is highly famous among technical analysts. If the stock is up it will have a positively weighted alpha. If the stock price is unchanged its weighted alpha will be smaller. A stock price loss will yield a negatively weighted alpha.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) Technical Metrics

Support is likely to come between $ 52.39 a share to $ 51.77 a share level. However, if the HOG shares go below $ 51.77 then it would indicate a much weaker market for the company. In that case, its shares would mark a 2.34% decline from the most recent price. The typical day in the last two weeks has seen about a 1.73% volatility. The average volume for Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) has been 2.21 million shares per day over the past 30 days. HOG has a 1-week performance of 0.11%. HOG price is down nearly -19.6% from its 52-week high price of $ 63.4 a share but is up about 21.47% from its 52-week low price of $ 41.63 a share.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has accumulated 0.11% over the course of one week. It seems that Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) might see muted action given an ABR of 2.7 or Hold rating. Analysts, on average, seem bullish as they suggest COST is worth $ 4.96 more, giving a target price of $ 183.88 a share. HOG share have plunged by -9.14% in percentage terms since the start of the year – and retreated -6.69% in the last month. Volume in the last session has decreased compared with HOG’s average trading volume. We think the decreased volume is representative of sellers as it has displayed in many other cases.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) Pullback Coming Soon

COST’s Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 83.89%. Values of %D line that are above 80 indicate that the security is overbought; prices could well fall in the near future. And the values below 20 that it is oversold indicate prices could very well bounce upwards. The Stochastic Oscillator is a powerful technical tool that is somewhat surprisingly easy to understand. In a basic sense, it is used by technicians to measure the “speed or momentum” of the price movement. It represents the location of the previous close relative to the price range over a set number of periods. This can be more easily understood, however, by pulling apart the two lines on the stochastic oscillator and explaining the simple underlying mathematical formulas. The first line is called the “%K” line, which analyzes the actual price movements in the shares and can be defined as: %K = (Current Close – Lowest Low)/(Highest High – Lowest Low) * 100. The second line, the “%D” line is simple a 3-day moving average of the “%K” line. There are three primary ways to read the Stochastic Oscillator in search of entry points, but traders should follow the %D line closely because that indicates major trends on the chart.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) Critical Levels

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST)’s latest quote $ 178.92 $ 0.69 0.6% will find technical support in $ 177.82 a share and a breakdown below this region would be a significantly bearish signal for Costco Wholesale Corporation traders. Any way you dice it, a dip below $ 176.71 a share would be very bad news for COST’s technical picture in the near-term. The $ 176.71 level represents at least another 1.24% downside for the stock from its current price. If Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares can stay above the price resistance around $ 179.71 a share, that could help propel Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) higher to the next line of resistance at $ 180.49 a share. The typical day in the last one month has seen about a 1.05% volatility. COST is down around 20.57% from its 12-month high of $ 142.11 notched on Nov 04, 2016 but is -2.38% above its highest point the past 12 months of $ 183.18 a share.

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