Cutting-edge Crispr Therapeutics (CRSP) was upgraded Monday by a major sell-side firm. The stock is up on the day but it pays to check out the charts and indicators. I never forget the old Middle-Eastern saying, "If you truly seek wisdom you will visit all of the tents in the marketplace."
Let's check out the charts.
In the daily bar chart of CRSP, below, we can see that the shares have been correcting since July. CRSP really peaked in early July even though prices temporarily pushed up to a new high in August. Prices broke below the cresting 50-day moving average line in early September and are testing the underside of the declining average line now. The 200-day moving average line is rising and well below the current price action.
The On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line rose from March to early July and then turned lower. The OBV line is still pointed down telling us that sellers of CRSP have been more aggressive. The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) oscillator is below the zero in sell territory.