Look for Shares of BHP Billiton to Potentially Pullback after Yesterday's 2.13% Rise
BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) traded in a range yesterday that spanned from a low of $34.51 to a high of $35.05. Yesterday, the shares gained 2.1%, which took the trading range above the 3-day high of $34.77 on volume of 1.7 million shares. Often times after large one-day gains, short term traders will seek to take profits and, as such, investors should be cautious.
SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of BHP Billiton on July 12th, 2016 as our proprietary SmarTrend analytics indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $30.72. Since that recommendation, shares of BHP Billiton have risen 10.3%. We continue to monitor BHP for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.
In the past 52 weeks, BHP Billiton share prices have been bracketed by a low of $18.46 and a high of $52.43 and are now at $34.55, 87% above that low price. Over the last five market days, the 200-day moving average (MA) has gone down 0.7% while the 50-day MA has advanced 1.5%.
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