The cloud computing company currently headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Appian Corp (NASDAQ: APPN) shows signs of an upcoming price surge according to its latest charts.
#1 Symmetrical Triangle Pattern Breakout: As you can see from the daily chart, APPN had recently formed a symmetrical triangle pattern. This pattern is shown as purple lines. A symmetrical triangle pattern represents a period of consolidation before the price breaks out.
This is typically formed when there is indecision in the price movements and uncertainty among the buyers and sellers. Once a breakout from the upper line occurs, it usually signifies the start of a new bullish trend. Currently, the stock has broken out of the symmetrical triangle pattern, indicating bullishness.
#2 MACD above Signal Line: The MACD line (blue color) is currently above the signal line (orange color) in the daily chart, indicating a bullish bias.
[hana-code-insert name=’adsense-article’ /]#3 Above MAs: The stock is currently trading above both 50-day and 200-day SMA, indicating that the bulls are currently in control.
#4 %K above %D in Stochastics: The stochastics oscillator shows that the %K (blue) line is currently above the %D (orange) line.
This indicates possible bullishness.
#5 Double Bottom Pattern: As you can see from the weekly chart, the stock is currently forming a double bottom pattern.
This is marked in orange color.
A double bottom pattern is a bullish reversal pattern and a breakout from it indicates that the stock could possibly move upwards.
#6 Bullish Stoch: The %K line is above the %D line of the stochastic in the weekly chart as well, indicating possible bullishness. The stock is also trading above its 50-week SMA, indicating that the bulls are currently in control.
#7 MACD above Signal Line: The MACD line (blue color) is currently above the signal line (orange color) in the weekly chart as well, indicating a bullish bias.
Recommended Trade (based on the charts)
Buy Price: If you want to get in on this trade, you can purchase the shares of APPN at the current price of $31.55.
TP: Our target prices are $35 and $42 in the next 4-6 months.
SL: To limit risk, place a stop loss at $29.40. Note that this stop loss is on a closing basis.
Our target potential upside is almost 11% to 33% in the next 4-6 months. For a risk of $2.15, our target rewards are $3.45 and $10.45. This is an almost 1:2 and 1:5 risk-reward trade.
In other words, this trade offers nearly 2x to 5x more potential upside than downside.
Risks to Consider
The stock may reverse its overall trend if it breaks down with high volume from the symmetrical triangle pattern. The sell-off of the stock could also be triggered in case of any negative news, overall weakness in the market, or any regulatory changes in the sector.
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