J M Smucker Co (NYSE: SJM) seems to be poised for a price surge as per its latest charts.
The company manufactures and markets branded food and beverage products worldwide under the Folgers, Café Bustelo, Dunkin’ Donuts, 1850, Jif, Smucker’s, Crisco, Smucker’s Uncrustables, Meow Mix, Kibbles n Bits, 9Lives, Nature’s Recipe, Milk-Bone, Pup-Peroni, Rachael Ray Nutrish, Natural Balance, Robin Hood, and Five Roses brands.
#1 Ascending Triangle Pattern: The daily chart shows that the stock is currently forming an Ascending Triangle pattern. An Ascending Triangle pattern is a bullish pattern. This is marked on the daily chart in purple color lines. A breakout from this pattern typically indicates bullishness. The base of the triangle generally acts as a good support level after the breakout.
#2 Price above MAs: The price is currently above the short-term moving average of 50-day SMA as well as the longer-term moving average of 200-day SMA, indicating that the bulls are still in control. This is a positive indication.
#3 MACD Above Signal Line: In the daily chart, the MACD line (light blue color) is currently above the MACD signal line (orange color) which is typically considered bullish.
#4 Bullish ADX: The ADX indicator shows that the +DI line is currently above the –DI line and the ADX line has started to move up from below –DI and +DI lines. 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 Uptrend Channel: As you can see from the weekly chart, the stock has been trading within an uptrend channel during the past several months. This is marked in the chart in purple color lines. Once a stock breaks out from a channel, it has the potential to move further up. The stock is also trading above its 50-week and 200-week SMA, indicating that the bulls are still in control.
#7 %K above %D: The %K (blue) line of stochastic has currently crossed above the %D (Orange) line in the weekly chart as well, and is also moving higher from oversold levels. This is a possible bullish indication.
Recommended Trade (based on the charts)
Buy Levels: If you want to get in on this trade, you can purchase the shares of SJM above the price of around $145.30.
TP: Our target prices are $150 and $155 in the next 3-6 months.
SL: To limit risk, place stop-loss at $142.70. Note that the stop-loss is on a closing basis.
Our target potential upside is 3% to 7% in the next 3 to 6 months.
For a risk of $2.60, our target rewards are $4.70 and $9.70. This is a nearly 1:2 and 1:4 risk-reward trade.
In other words, this trade offers nearly 2x to 4x more potential upside than downside.
Risks to Consider
The stock may reverse its overall trend if it breaks down from the ascending triangle pattern with a high volume. 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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