Tuesday, 17 March 2015

US Stock Market Technical Analysis and Stock Pick for Wednesday, March 18 2015

US stock market closed the Tuesday's session on a mixed note ahead of Wednesday's Federal Reserve Policy announcement. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 128 points or 0.71% to close at 17849, the NASDAQ Composite index gained 7 points or 0.15% to close the day at 4937 while the S&P 500 index lost 7 points or 0.35% to end the session at 2074. FOMC statement is due on Wednesday and is expected to have a positive impact on the US economy to drive the market higher.

Stock Pick of the day : QUEST DIAGNOSTIC INC

Recommendation    :          Buy Above $74.50
Target                    :          $76.50

Quest Diagnotic Inc is overall in bullish trend and is sustaining at higher levels on chart. Traders can buy the stock above the level of $74.50 which is a near term resistance level for the stock and if it manages to breach this level further bullish movement is expected in this stock to test the levels of $76.50.

Stock is in bullish trend for near term and price is taking support above the trend line on daily chart. Near term breach of major resistance level of $74.50 is expected which would trigger further bullish sentiment in the stock to test the levels of $76.50.

Technical Chart

RSI is trading with positive bias and is sustaining above the level of 50.
In MACD, signal line is sustaining over MACD line which is indicating bullish sentiment in the stock.