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Possible Bearish Inside Day Candle Pattern Detected for Safeway (NYSE:SWY)

Published on Fri, 01/25/2013 - 08:28
By Adrienne Chilton

Analysts have spotted a possible bearish inside day candle pattern in Safeway (NYSE:SWY) based on the price action in the company's shares. Yesterday's price range of $19.18 and $19.76 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 Safeway may want to consider a possible hedge in the event a pullback occurs. Look for confirmation in the next few trading days.

Safeway (NYSE:SWY) is currently priced 4.4% above its average consensus analyst price target of $18.46. The stock should find initial support at its 50-day moving average (MA) of $17.56 and further support at its 200-day MA of $17.43.

Safeway Inc. operates a retail food and drug chain in the U.S. and Canada. The Company also has a network of distribution, manufacturing, and food processing facilities. Safeway's retail operations are located in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, the Chicago metropolitan area and the Mid-Atlantic region, British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba/Saskatchewan.

In the past 52 weeks, Safeway share prices have been bracketed by a low of $14.73 and a high of $23.16 and closed yesterday at $19.32, 31% above that low price. The 200-day and 50-day moving averages have moved 0.05% lower and 1.00% higher over the past week, respectively.

By Adrienne Chilton