Shares Seesawing on Volume: Avalonbay Communities (AVB) and C.R. Bard (BCR)

Avalonbay Communities (AVB) shares are moving today on volatility -1.30% or $-2.36 from the open. The NYSE listed company saw a recent bid of $178.76 and 305433 shares have traded hands in the session.

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Avalonbay Communities’s Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R currently sits at -96.38. The Williams %R oscillates in a range from 0 to -100. A reading between 0 and -20 would point to an overbought situation. A reading from -80 to -100 would signal an oversold situation. The Williams %R was developed by Larry Williams. This is a momentum indicator that is the inverse of the Fast Stochastic Oscillator.

Currently, the 14-day ADX for Avalonbay Communities (AVB) is sitting at 17.77. Generally speaking, an ADX value from 0-25 would indicate an absent or weak trend. A value of 25-50 would support a strong trend. A value of 50-75 would identify a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would lead to an extremely strong trend. ADX is used to gauge trend strength but not trend direction. Traders often add the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) to identify the direction of a trend.

The RSI, or Relative Strength Index, is a widely used technical momentum indicator that compares price movement over time. The RSI was created by J. Welles Wilder who was striving to measure whether or not a stock was overbought or oversold. The RSI may be useful for spotting abnormal price activity and volatility. The RSI oscillates on a scale from 0 to 100. The normal reading of a stock will fall in the range of 30 to 70. A reading over 70 would indicate that the stock is overbought, and possibly overvalued. A reading under 30 may indicate that the stock is oversold, and possibly undervalued. After a recent check, the 14-day RSIfor Avalonbay Communities (AVB) is currently at 35.38, the 7-day stands at 21.50, and the 3-day is sitting at 5.96.

Needle moving action has been spotted in C.R. Bard (BCR) as shares are moving today on volatility -0.04% or -0.12 from the open. The NYSE listed company saw a recent bid of 332.43 and 305408 shares have traded hands in the session.

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Currently, the 14-day ADX for C.R. Bard (BCR) is sitting at 44.99. Generally speaking, an ADX value from 0-25 would indicate an absent or weak trend. A value of 25-50 would support a strong trend. A value of 50-75 would identify a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would lead to an extremely strong trend. 

C.R. Bard (BCR) currently has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -113.39. Active investors may choose to use this technical indicator as a stock evaluation tool. Used as a coincident indicator, the CCI reading above +100 would reflect strong price action which may signal an uptrend. 

After a recent check, C.R. Bard’s  14-day RSI is currently at 48.70, the 7-day stands at 34.81, and the 3-day is sitting at 11.29.

Taking a deeper look into the technical levels of C.R. Bard (BCR), we can see that the Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R currently sits at -92.50. The Williams %R oscillates in a range from 0 to -100. A reading between 0 and -20 would point to an overbought situation. A reading from -80 to -100 would signal an oversold situation. The Williams %R was developed by Larry Williams. This is a momentum indicator that is the inverse of the Fast Stochastic Oscillator.

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