Altera Broke Support
Published on Monday, 07 May 2012 09:24 Written by TradersHuddle Wire
New York, May 7th (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) closed the trading session at $33.68 below calculated support at $33.96. The stock broke long setups, prompting the bulls to worry that this move might give the bears the upper hand.
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) designs, manufactures, and markets programmable logic devices and associated development tools. The Company's products, include a variety of programmable logic devices and hardcopy application-specific integrated circuits. Altera serves customers primarily in the communications, computer and storage, industrial, and consumer sectors
Altera's stock was trading in a well defined range with support at $33.96 and resistance at $36.19; given that this range was broken traders will be closely monitoring the stock's price action for clues of direction.
From a technical perspective, it can be expected that previous support becomes resistance, as the new range gets defined. However, $33.96 will remain in focus as Altera's price action places the stock near the broken support. Traders will be waiting to see if it can bounce back and return to its previous range.
Traders wanting to establish a short position in Altera can do so if the stock breaks the intraday low, or if the stock bounces back and selling materializes again at previous support of $33.96. However, if traders want to build a long position, the best entry point to do so is when the price action takes the stock back to calculated support.
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