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Possible Bearish Inside Day Candle Pattern Detected for NIKE (NYSE:NKE)

Published on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 08:28
By Robert Cotter

Analyzing the price chart for NIKE (NYSE:NKE) has revealed a potential bearish inside day candle pattern. Yesterday's price range of $54.32 and $55.52 is within the prior day'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 NIKE may want to consider a possible hedge in the event a pullback occurs. Look for confirmation in the next few trading days.

NIKE (NYSE:NKE) has potential upside of 7.5% based on a current price of $54.50 and analysts' consensus price target of $58.61. The stock should find initial support at its 50-day moving average (MA) of $50.62 and further support at its 200-day MA of $49.92.

NIKE, Inc. designs, develops, and worldwide markets athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products for men, women, and children. The Company also offers dress and casual footwear, apparel and accessories for men and women through a subsidiary. Nike sells its products to retail stores, through its own stores, and through a mix of independent distributors and licensees,

In the past 52 weeks, NIKE share prices have been bracketed by a low of $42.55 and a high of $57.41 and closed yesterday at $54.50, 28% above that low price. The 200-day and 50-day moving averages have moved 0% lower and 1.03% higher over the past week, respectively.

By Robert Cotter
rcotter@fnno.com