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Possible Bearish Inside Day Candle Pattern Detected for Johnson&Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

By Nick Russo

SmarTrend's candlestick scanner has spotted a possible bearish inside day candle pattern in Johnson&Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) based on the price action in the company's shares. Yesterday's price range of $127.65 and $129.23 is within the prior day's high and low of the day. This trading action often signifies indecision by bulls and bears to drive prices higher or lower and often implies a possible change in trend. Owners of Johnson&Johnson may want to consider a possible hedge in the event a pullback occurs. Look for confirmation in the next few trading days.

Johnson & Johnson manufactures health care products and provides related services for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. The Company sells products such as skin and hair care products, acetaminophen products, pharmaceuticals, diagnostic equipment, and surgical equipment in countries located around the world.

Johnson&Johnson share prices have moved between a 52-week high of $148.32 and a 52-week low of $118.62 and closed yesterday at 8% above that low price at $128.62 per share. Over the last five market days, the 200-day moving average (MA) has remained constant while the 50-day MA has remained constant.

Johnson&Johnson has overhead space with shares priced $128.62, or 11.3% below the average consensus analyst price target of $145.00. Johnson&Johnson shares should encounter resistance at the 200-day moving average (MA) of $132.45 and support at the 50-day MA of $123.73.

SmarTrend is tracking the current trend status for Johnson&Johnson and will alert subscribers who have JNJ in their portfolio or watchlist when shares have changed trend direction.

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