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Possible Bullish Inside Day Candle Pattern Detected for Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT)

By Amy Schwartz

SmarTrend's candlestick scanner has spotted a possible bullish inside day candle pattern in Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) based on the price action in the company's shares. Today's price range of $72.74 and $73.07 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. Traders and investors interested in shares of Wal-Mart Stores may want to consider an appropriate entry level in the event a reversal to the upside transpires. It is important to look for confirmation.

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) defies analysts with a current price ($72.89) 13.3% above its average consensus price target of $63.17. The stock should discover initial support at its 50-day moving average (MA) of $68.03 and subsequent support at its 200-day MA of $64.80.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates discount stores, supercenters, and neighborhood markets. The Company's discount stores and supercenters offer merchandise such as apparel, housewares, small appliances, electronics, and hardware. Walmart's markets offer a full-line supermarket and a limited assortment of general merchandise. The Company operates nationally and internationally.

In the past 52 weeks, Wal-Mart Stores share prices have been bracketed by a low of $56.30 and a high of $79.94 and are now at $72.89, 29% above that low price. In the last five trading sessions, the 50-day moving average (MA) has climbed 0.2% while the 200-day MA has slid 0.2%.

SmarTrend is tracking the current trend status for Wal-Mart Stores and will alert subscribers who have WMT in their portfolio or watchlist when shares have changed trend direction.

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Ticker(s): WMT