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Possible Bearish Inside Day Candle Pattern Detected for Natl Oilwell Var (NYSE:NOV)

By Amy Schwartz

SmarTrend's candlestick scanner has spotted a possible bearish inside day candle pattern in Natl Oilwell Var (NYSE:NOV) based on the price action in the company's shares. Today's price range of $37.85 and $38.39 is within yesterday'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 Natl Oilwell Var may want to consider a possible hedge in the event a pullback occurs. Look for confirmation in the next few trading days.

Natl Oilwell Var share prices have moved between a 52-week high of $43.63 and a 52-week low of $29.79 and are now trading 27% above that low price at $37.96 per share. The 200-day and 50-day moving averages have moved 0.52% lower and 1.36% higher over the past week, respectively.

Natl Oilwell Var (NYSE:NOV) defies analysts with a current price ($37.96) 7.4% above its average consensus price target of $35.15. The stock should find initial support at its 200-day moving average (MA) of $34.95 and further support at its 50-day MA of $30.94.

National Oilwell Varco Inc. is a worldwide provider of equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling and production operations, oilfield services, and supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Natl Oilwell Var on December 21st, 2017 as our proprietary SmarTrend analytics indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $34.97. Since that recommendation, shares of Natl Oilwell Var have risen 9.9%. We continue to monitor NOV for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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Ticker(s): NOV