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Amazon’s Stock Nears Big Break Out, While Micron’s Stock Gets Crushed
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Stocks continue to churn, with the S&P 500 down about 70 bps today, giving up some the gains from yesterday. But as we noted yesterday, there is a clear rotation going on in the marketplace, because today’s best sectors were Technology and Biotech, while Industrials and Financials struggled. Staples were lower today, and I think this more of a reflection of the imposed tariffs put in place, the likelihood of retaliation from other countries, and the potential impacts on sales and expenses.
Biotechs continue to advance with the biotech ETF XBI increased to roughly $95.60, about $2 beneath its all-time. Amazing. It wasn’t so long ago that the ETF was sitting at $85
The technology group is also moving higher, and I decided to redraw the pattern in the chart of the ETF XLK. It is still a bullish pattern, and I still think the sector continues to rally higher.
Alphabet was one the stocks that jumped today, with shares up almost 3 percent. I think the stock still has further to rise, maybe towards $1,125. A rise above $1,125 would be a significant development and substantial positive for the stock going forward.
Amazon is breaking out, and I do think it likely has substantial room to rise ahead on towards $1850.
Gilead shares also look as though they are consolidating nicely, and it appears to have a flag pattern. It could help share rise towards $72.
Micron shares got crushed today after Morgan Stanley downgraded the shares, to equal weight. I didn’t have access to the actual note, but the write-up I read makes the call sound wishy-washy and feels like a downgrade because the stock got to the analyst price target, and the analyst doesn’t feel comfortable raising the price target. That is my take away.
Regardless, shares got hammered because that is what high beta stocks do. But the stock did stop falling around $57.50, which is a positive. The chart doesn’t look too damaged, but that doesn’t mean the selling is done either. The chart is not easy to read at this point, with gaps galore. It would seem there is explicit support at $54, and unfortunately, $61.50 will now act as resistance.
The thing that can happen, two weeks of sideways trading to consolidate.
That is it! Tomorrow we move into June. Time goes so fast, doesn’t it?
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