Donchian Channels Under Watch for Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE:MFC): 20 Day Upper Hits 18.53

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The 20 day Keltner Channels upper envelope is 18.371023 on shares of Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE:MFC). The 20 day Keltner Channels lower envelope is 18.041943. The Keltner Channels indicator was introduced by Chester Keltner in his book How to Make Money in Commodities. Keltner’s ideas have since been expanded upon and are widely used by technical traders.

Checking in on the Awesome Oscillator, we see that the reading is 0.26949853. Traders may follow this oscillator to measure market momentum. Created by Bill Williams, the Awesome Oscillator calculates the difference of the 5 period and 34 period SMA.

Following the Chaikin Money Flow indicator, we note that the current 20 day value is 0.13791008. Traders will watch to see if the indicator can help confirm an ongoing trend. In the midst of a bullish trend, the CMF value staying above zero may point to continuous buying pressure and the possibility of a sustained rise in price. In the midst of a bearish trend, the CMF value staying below zero may show continuous selling pressure and the possibility of continued price decline.

Scanning the equity market, we note that the stock’s current Oscillator Rating is showing “Sell”. Traders will take note of many different factors when examining a stock’s health. Flipping over to the Moving Average Rating, we see that the current sentiment is pointing to a “Buy”.

Watching volatility readings, we can see the current value for Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE:MFC) is 1.3121924. Volatility for the week stands at 1.347845, and the monthly reading is 1.3387835. Volatility involves the amount of risk in relation to the amount of change in a stock’s value. Tracking the Bull Bear Power, we note that the stock is presently 0.44869676.

Shares of Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE:MFC) ended last session at 18.45. Following today’s trade, we note that the stock has moved -0.27027026% since the opening bell. The company has a current market cap of 36241930000. The stock’s high price over the last month is presently 18.53.

Donchian Channels may be useful for technical traders. The primary function of the indicator is to measure volatility. The bands will widen when volatility is high, and they will become narrow with low volatility. The 20 day upper band level is 18.53. For the same period, the lower band level is 17.8242.

Trading on volume of 709498, Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE:MFC) has seen a change from the open of -0.0534 since the stock opened at 18.5034. Monitoring today’s activity, the stock has hit a high point of 18.53 and slipped to a low of 18.43. The current consensus stock rating is Buy. Everyone will be focused on the next company earnings release which is scheduled to be reported next around 8/8/2018.