Regions Financial Broke Support
Published on Thursday, 17 May 2012 05:20 Written by TradersHuddle Wire
New York, May 17th (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) closed the trading session at $6.27 below calculated support at $6.45. The stock broke long setups, prompting the bulls to worry that this move might give the bears the upper hand.
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) is a regional multi-bank holding company. The Company provides mortgage banking, leasing, commercial accounts receivable factoring, specialty mortgage financing, and securities brokerage services. Regions provides banking services throughout the South, Midwest, and Eastern United States.
Regions Financial's stock was trading in a well defined range with support at $6.45 and resistance at $6.98; 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, $6.45 will remain in focus as Regions Financial'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 Regions Financial can do so if the stock breaks the intraday low, or if the stock bounces back and selling materializes again at previous support of $6.45. 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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