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MercadoLibre Trading Lower on 1.6x Above-Average Volume (MELI)

Published on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 14:10
By Peter Chu

The price of MercadoLibre shares has slipped to $83.64 (a 0.1% change) on heavy trading volume. Today's volume of 782,000 shares tops the average 30-day volume of 488,000 shares. Spikes in volume can validate a breakout or signify a potential turning point.

There is potential upside of 17.0% for shares of MercadoLibre based on a current price of $83.64 and an average consensus analyst price target of $97.87. The stock should discover initial support at its 50-day moving average (MA) of $81.79 and subsequent support at its 200-day MA of $79.94.

In the past 52 weeks, MercadoLibre share prices have been bracketed by a low of $48.30 and a high of $104.50 and are now at $83.64, 73% above that low price. Over the last five market days, the 200-day moving average (MA) has remained constant while the 50-day MA has advanced 1.4%.

MercadoLibre Inc. operates an online trading site for the Latin American markets. The Company's website allows businesses and individuals to list items and conduct sales and purchases online in either a fixed-price or auction format. MercadoLibre offers classified advertisements for motor vehicles, vessels, aircraft, real estate and services, and offers online payment services.

By Peter Chu