Stock Watch: Signals in View for Jabil Circuit (JBL)

Investors may be following the shorter-term MACD oscillator on shares of Jabil Circuit (JBL). The signal is currently pointing to a Buy. The MACD is generally used to measure bullish or bearish price movements. The MACD signal direction is presently reading Weakening. Moving over to another short-term indicator review, we note that the current 7-day average directional indicator is Buy. This signal may be used to determine the market trend. The 7-day directional strength is Soft. This trend strength indicator measures the signal based on historical performance where minimum would represent the weakest, and maximum would indicate the strongest. The 7-day average directional direction is currently Weakest. This signal indicates whether the Buy or Sell signal is getting stronger or weakening, or whether the Hold is heading towards a Buy or Sell.

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Shares of Jabil Circuit (JBL) currently have a standard deviation of -0.59. Standard deviation is defined as a measure of the dispersion from the mean in regards to a data set. When dealing with financial instruments, the standard deviation is applied to the annual rate of return to help measure the volatility of a particular investment. Watching the standard deviation may assist investors with trying to figure out if a stock is primed for a major move. The stock’s current pivot is 36.36. The pivot point is commonly used as a trend indicator. The pivot is the average of the close, low, and high of the prior trading period.

Investors are often focused on stock price support and resistance levels. The support is simply a level where a stock may see a bounce after it has fallen. If the stock price manages to break through the first support level, the attention may shift to the second level of support. The resistance is the opposite of support. As a stock rises, it may see a retreat once it reaches a certain level of resistance. After a recent check, the stock’s first resistance level is 36.61. On the other side, investors may be taking note of the first support level which is 36.04.

The current 9 day MACD for Jabil Circuit (JBL) has been spotted at 0.35. This value represents the difference between a short-term and a long-term moving average. A reading over zero may provide a bullish signal, and a value under zero may represent a bearish signal. Digging a little deeper, we can see that the difference between the most recent close and the close one month ago is currently 4.96. This represents a percent change of +15.83% over that period of time. Taking a look back to the start of the calendar year, we can see that the price change has been noted at 11.5. Investors may be trying to gauge which way company shares will trend in the second half of the calendar year. As companies start reporting quarterly earnings, everyone will be focused on how the actual numbers stack up against analyst estimates. An earnings beat may prod company shares higher, while a miss may stall momentum.

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