Autodesk (ADSK) — This design software and services company operates worldwide and is a leading provider of software for computer-aided design (CAD). It has recently restructured its operations to support more cloud- and mobile-based offerings. But weaker-than-expected global conditions, a significant loss of market share and less-than-expected cost savings have had a negative impact on earnings.
The stock broke down from an ominous head-and-shoulders formation in early June, falling to $33. A reaction rally was thwarted in July when its 50-day moving average crossed through its 200-day moving average. This is called a “death cross” and almost always leads to a substantial decline.
Sell ADSK at the market or short it with an objective of $30.