TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Woolies stock breaks out above important resistance levels | Fin24

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Woolies stock breaks out above important resistance levels

Sep 19 2019 19:42
Colin Abrams

Woolies has been the leading retail stock in recent months on the JSE, and it’s now gone on to break out above important resistance levels. This is bullish and the stock has two higher price targets.  

WOOLIES (WHL) – Higher targets  

Recommendation: BUY

Current Trend: Short and med-term up.

Strategy: Buy at current levels

Chart Setup: Woolies a broken out above line 1 to confirm a large “cup and handle” pattern. It has two higher targets.

  • Its Stochastic is overbought so it might pull back a bit more in the immediate short-term.

(Daily chart)


Strategy Details: Buy at current levels if not in.  

Target: First target (T1) is R63.00, based on its consolidation of the past month. But its larger target is R73.80, based on the large rounding bottom/cup since last December.  

Stop-loss: A close below R55.00 (which is also below line 1). 

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