After a nasty four-day rout, the sellers finally gave long-term investors a break. The S&P 500 was up 1.3% on Tuesday, wiping away a small fraction of what has been recently lost.
Still, it’s far from assurance that the reversal effort is going to get traction.
Disney (NYSE:DIS) carried more than its fair share of the weight during the session, up more than 2% headed into its post-close earnings report. An earnings and revenue miss, however, sent DIS stock more than 3% lower in after-hours action. It’s poised to start today in the hole. Ford (NYSE:F) jumped 2.7% yesterday in response to an upgrade from Morgan Stanley, and was able to hold onto that gain.
Keeping the market’s gain in check more than any other name on Tuesday was Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK). Shares of the natural gas company tumbled nearly 11% to a 20-year low after reporting a loss for its recently completed quarter.
None are compelling prospects moving into the midpoint of this week, however. Rather, it’s the stock charts of Dish Network (NASDAQ:DISH), Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) and Global Payments (NYSE:GPN) that merit the closest looks.
Global Payments (GPN)
Headed into July, it was impossible to argue that Global Payments shares weren’t overbought and ripe for profit-taking. The weekly chart’s RSI indicator hadn’t been overbought as high as it was since the beginning of 2018, and hadn’t been this overbought for as along as it had been in many, many years.
The weight of that big gain since the beginning of the year finally become unbearable last week, when marketwide selling finally knocked GPN stock off of its perch as well. A couple of key support levels were broken as a result. Even so, the most important floor here remains intact.
Cardinal Health (CAH)
Cardinal Health shares have been fighting a losing battle since 2015, partially because it’s in the wrong business at the wrong time, and partly because it’s dealing with some company-specific challenges.
Although it’s still logging lower highs, the failure to make lower lows since late-2018 offered a glimmer of hope that the selling may finally be coming to a close and a new uptrend could be close to taking shape. As of Tuesday’s close though, CAH stock is one more bearish day from slipping back into a bearish paradigm.
Dish Network (DISH)
Finally, back on July 25 I pointed out that Dish Network had just logged a telling bar. That is, on July 24, DISH stock formed an “outside day,” where that day’s range completely engulfed the previous day’s high/low range just with the open and close on the 25. It’s a strong clue that a major swing in sentiment had just materialized.
As scripted, the bears sank their teeth into Dish Network that same day, dragging the stock lower through Monday of this week … with some help from the market. Regardless of the context or reason though, on Tuesday we started to see subtle signs that the bears are done, and are now yielding to the bulls.
As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley.