Gerdau S.A. (NYSE:GGB) gained 4.55% in Monday’s session, going up from its prior closing price of $3.52 to $3.68, and has now recorded rally in 5 consecutive sessions. Many in the market will be closely watching whether this winning streak is sustainable or take a temporary pause for the next couple of trading sessions. The stock price went upward in 7 of the last 10 days and has generated 7.29% during the last two weeks. Trading activity decreased by -1.19 million shares, and in total, 8.28 M shares exchanged hands for about $30.45 million. It should be noted that increasing price and decreasing volume show lack of interest and this is a warning that something has fundamentally changed.
Inside GGB’s Recent Trend
Gerdau S.A. (GGB) enjoys staying at the middle end of a sharp increasing trend in a short period of time and issued considerable signs about additional rally. Short-term traders are predicted to see a rally of 19.49% over the course of a quarter and, with 90% chance the price will be floating in the range of $3.56 and $4.62 in this timeframe.
Gerdau S.A. Technical Signals
GGB has witnessed its long term and short term MA triggering a buy signal. Many traders watch for short-term averages to cross above long-term averages to signal the beginning of a uptrend. Upon corrections, the price will meet support from the averages between $3.44 and $3.23. A break down through these support points will trigger sell signals. Its pivot point low generated buy signal on Tuesday August 01, 2017, which calls for additional surge until the stock forms a new pivot point high. There was a decrease in volume but the price rose. This is usually not interpreted as a good sign as traders widely believe falling volume should see declining stock. Investors should be watching the price action like a hawk in the coming sessions.
Gerdau S.A. (NYSE:GGB) Support And Resistance Levels
In case of pullback, the next support the price will capture from accumulated volume will not be far away from current price at $2.90 and $2.88. It seems to be blessed by the accumulated volume as it meets no resistance above current level and favorable trading conditions will help the stock to show strong performance in the coming days.
It is important to note, however, that the stock needs to make its way through natural risk while testing a key support level. Once this support is broken, another support level will be to be established at a lower level. Turning back to this stock, Gerdau SA approaches the first support point just current price at $2.90. In case of a break, the next support we will see from accumulated volume is going to be at $2.88 and $2.82.
Gerdau S.A. (GGB) Risk Assessment
The number of shares changed hands in the stock is good, indicating the interest and low risk associated with it. In the most recent session, the stock price hovered around $0.13 (3.63%) between intraday high and intraday low. Each day in the past 1 week, the average volatility remained at 3.23%.