Smiths Group Plc (SMIN.L) Shares Crawl 5.55% Higher (13-Weeks)

Smiths Group Plc (SMIN.L) shares are showing positive signals short-term as the stock has finished higher by 5.55% over the past three months. In taking a look at recent performance, we can see that shares have moved -3.61% over the past 4-weeks, -8.97% over the past half year and -10.34% over the past full year. Shares ticked 0.39 over the past week.

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Currently, the 14-day ADX for Smiths Group Plc (SMIN.L) is sitting at 18.61. Generally speaking, an ADX value from 0-25 would indicate an absent or weak trend. A value of 25-50 would support a strong trend. A value of 50-75 would identify a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would lead to an extremely strong trend. ADX is used to gauge trend strength but not trend direction. Traders often add the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) to identify the direction of a trend.

Investors have the ability to use technical indicators when completing stock research. At the time of writing, Smiths Group Plc (SMIN.L) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -93.88. Developed by Donald Lambert, the CCI is a versatile tool that may be used to help spot an emerging trend or provide warning of extreme conditions. Moving averages have the ability to be used as a powerful indicator for technical stock analysis. Following multiple time frames using moving averages can help investors figure out where the stock has been and help determine where it may be possibly going. The simple moving average is a mathematical calculation that takes the average price (mean) for a given amount of time. Currently, the 7-day moving average is sitting at 1425.43. Moving averages have the ability to be used as a powerful indicator for technical stock analysis. Interested traders may be keeping an eye on the Williams Percent Range or Williams %R. Williams %R is a popular technical indicator created by Larry Williams to help identify overbought and oversold situations. Smiths Group Plc (SMIN.L)’s Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R currently sits at -69.85. In general, if the indicator goes above -20, the stock may be considered overbought. Alternately, if the indicator goes below -80, this may point to the stock being oversold.

Shifting gears to the Relative Strength Index, the 14-day RSI is currently sitting at 45.20, the 7-day is 43.84, and the 3-day is currently at 53.56 for Smiths Group Plc (SMIN.L). The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a highly popular momentum indicator used for technical analysis. The RSI can help display whether the bulls or the bears are currently strongest in the market. The RSI may be used to help spot points of reversals more accurately. The RSI was developed by J. Welles Wilder. As a general rule, an RSI reading over 70 would signal overbought conditions. A reading under 30 would indicate oversold conditions. As always, the values may need to be adjusted based on the specific stock and market. RSI can also be a valuable tool for trying to spot larger market turns.

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