Industrial Stock’s Slide Looks Set to Continue

by Serge Berger | April 16, 2013 1:45 am

Serge Berger is the head trader and investment strategist for The Steady Trader[1]. Sign up for his free weekly newsletter here[2].

Owens Corning (NYSE:OC[3]) — This industrial firm staged an important technical breakout in early December that ultimately led to a 25% rally over the course of two months. Not coincidentally, the industrial sector of the S&P 500 also broke out of an important area around the same time in December, which is important from a correlation perspective.

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Earlier this month, the Industrial SPDR (NYSE:XLI[4]) broke below its uptrend dating back to August. Owens Corning did the same, but then reversed back above the trendline for a handful of daily closes. However, with Monday’s broad market weakness, the stock sliced back below the key uptrend once again, this time likely with more conviction.

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Closer up on the daily chart, note that the stock has been developing a series of lower highs and lower lows since its early February top. As the stock rebounded last week, it found resistance right at its 50-day simple moving average, where it left a bearish shooting star, which was then followed by confirmation selling on Monday.

The stock looks ready to continue lower, and the 200-day moving average, currently near the $35 mark, seems to be a good next target. Keep in mind that the company is scheduled to report earnings on April 24.

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