This Stock Just Broke Out and Could Continue Higher in the Short-Term

The company that provides genetic testing services to physicians with clinically actionable diagnostic information, and whose technology platform integrates data comparison and suppression algorithms, adaptive learning software, and genetic diagnostics tools, and integrated laboratory processes, Fulgent Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: FLGT) seems to be ready for a surge as per its latest charts.

Bullish Indications

#1 Ascending Triangle Pattern Breakout: FLGT’s daily chart shows that the stock had recently formed an Ascending Triangle pattern. An Ascending Triangle pattern is a bullish pattern and is marked on the daily chart in purple color. Currently, the stock has broken out of the ascending triangle pattern, indicating possible bullishness.

Daily Chart – FLGT

#2 Trading Above MAs: The stock is currently trading above both its short-term moving average of 50-day and the long-term moving average of 200-day SMA, which implies that the bulls are currently in control. This is a possible bullish sign.

#3 MACD Above Signal Line: In the daily chart, the MACD line (light blue color) is currently above the MACD signal line (orange color).

This is typically considered a bullish signal.

#4 Bullish Aroon: The value of Aroon Up (orange line) is above 70 while Aroon Down (blue line) is below 30 in the daily chart. This indicates possible bullishness.

#5 Bullish Stoch: The %K line is above the %D line of the stochastic in the daily chart, indicating possible bullishness.

#6 IH&S Breakout: As you can see from the weekly chart, the stock has currently broken out of an Inverted Head and Shoulders (IH&S) pattern. This IH&S pattern is marked in the chart in orange color. An IH&S pattern is a strong bullish pattern and a breakout from this pattern indicates that the stock may move higher in the short term.

Weekly Chart – FLGT

#7 Bullish ADX: The ADX line has currently moved up from below –DI and +DI lines in the weekly chart. The +DI line and the ADX line is also currently above –DI line. This indicates possible bullishness.

Recommended Trade (based on the charts)

Buy Levels: If you want to get in on this trade, the ideal buy level for FLGT is if it corrects to price of around $20 to $23.

TP: Our target prices are $28 and $35 based on the breakout from the Ascending Triangle pattern.

SL: To limit risk, place a stop loss near $16.40. Note that this stop loss is on a closing basis.

When entering near $21, our target potential upside is 33% to 67% in the next 3-5 months.

For a risk of $4.60, the target rewards are $7.00 and $14.00. This is a nearly 1:2 and 1:3 risk-reward trade.

In other words, this trade offers nearly 2x to 3x more potential upside than downside.

Risks to Consider
The stock may reverse its overall trend if it breaks down with high volume from the ascending 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 its sector.

Happy Trading!

Tara

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