HOLX - Hologic

Industry: Medical Appliances & Equipment Sector: Healthcare Exchange: NASDAQ

Tue 31'st Jul 2018

PERIOD 2018-05-02 - 2018-07-31
CHANGE -0.02%
PRICE $42.91






Hologic Stock Analysis

Technical stock analysis for Tue 31'st Jul 2018

Buy candidate since 2018-07-17 Gain 3.40%
Shorts 3.93% ( 2018-07-13 )
Cash 1 205.0 mill
Loans 6 700.9 mill
Beta 0.74
ROA -1.66

Hologic fell by -0.02% in the last day from $42.92 to $42.91 The price has risen in 6 of the last 10 days and is up by 3.4% over the past 2 weeks. Volume fell in the last day along with the stock, which is actually a good sign as volume should follow the stock. In the last day the trading volume fell by -0.60 million shares and in total 2.96 million shares bought and sold for approximately $127.04 million.


Hologic lies in the upper part of a narrow and strong rising trend in the short term, and this will normally pose a very good selling opportunity for the short-term trader as reaction back towards the lower part of the trend can be expected. A break-up at the top trend line at $43.00 will firstly indicate a stronger raising rate. Given the current short-term trend, the stock is expected to rise 12.61% during the next 3 months and, with 90% probability hold a price between $46.30 and $48.42 at the end of this period.

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Hologic holds buy signals from both short- and long-term moving averages. In addition, there is a general buy signal from the relation between the two signals where the short-term average is above the long-term average. On corrections down there will be some support from the lines at $42.29 and $40.76. A break down below any of these levels will issue sell signals. Some negative signals were issued as well, and these may have some influence on the near short-term development. A sales signal was issued from a pivot top point on Monday July 30, 2018, which indicates further falls until a new bottom pivot has been found. Volume fell together with the price during the last trading day and this reduces the overall risk as volume should follow the price movements.

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Relative Strength Index (RSI)

RSI14 is 64 and the stock is currently not being overbought or oversold

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Support & Resistance

On the downside, the stock finds support just below today's level from accumulated volume at $39.75 and $37.93.

There is natural risk involved when a stock is testing a support level, since if this is broken, the stock then may fall to the next support level. In this case, Hologic finds support just below today's level at $39.75. If this is broken, then the next support from accumulated volume will be at $37.93 and $36.91.

Support: $39.75 Price: $42.91 Resistance: $42.92


This stock is usually traded at good volume, and with minor daily changes the risk is considered to be low. During the last day, the stock moved $0.75 (1.77%) between high and low. For the last week, the stock has had a daily average volatility of 1.61%.

Our recommended stoploss: $41.21 (-3.97%) (This stock has low daily movements and this gives low risk. There is a sell signal from pivot top found 1 days ago.)

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Several short-term signals, along with a general good trend, are positive and we conclude that the current level may hold a buying opportunity as there is a fair chance for this stock to perform well in the short-term. Due to some small weaknesses in the technical picture we have downgraded our recommendation for this stock since last evaluation from a Strong Buy Candidate to a Buy Candidate.

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