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Possible Bearish Inside Day Candle Pattern Detected for Microchip Tech (NASDAQ:MCHP)

By Amy Schwartz

SmarTrend's candlestick scanner has spotted a possible bearish inside day candle pattern in Microchip Tech (NASDAQ:MCHP) based on the price action in the company's shares. Today's price range of $87.46 and $88.99 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 Microchip Tech may want to consider a possible hedge in the event a pullback occurs. Look for confirmation in the next few trading days.

Microchip Technology Incorporated designs, manufactures, and markets microcontrollers, related mixed-signal and memory products, and application development systems for high-volume embedded control applications. The Company also designs, develops, and markets linear and mixed-signal, power management, and thermal management products.

Over the past year, Microchip Tech has traded in a range of $53.15 to $112.47 and is now at $88.17, 66% above that low. Over the last five market days, the 200-day moving average (MA) has gone down 0.3% while the 50-day MA has declined 1.7%.

Potential upside of 26.5% exists for Microchip Tech, based on a current level of $88.17 and analysts' average consensus price target of $111.56. The stock should find resistance at its 200-day moving average (MA) of $92.05, as well as support at its 50-day MA of $76.91.

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

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Ticker(s): MCHP