Procter & Gamble Inc. (PG) is a household name and like its products its uptrend on the charts has become dependable. The stock has made a good run from its late March lows so a period of sideways price action might be expected now.
Let's review the charts and indicators of this stock mentioned by Jim Cramer in his Real Money column, "My Top Five Market Takeaways."
In the daily bar chart of PG, below, we can see that the shares sold off with the decline of the broader market in February and March. Prices recovered into April and were making new highs by late July. Prices are trading above the rising 50-day moving average line and above the rising 200-day moving average line. A bullish golden cross can be seen at the end of July/beginning of August as the 50-day line moved above the slower-to-react 200-day line.
The On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line has been strong since late June but shows some weakness in late August. Even though prices made new highs for the year the OBV line remains below its February zenith and shows a bearish divergence when compared to the price action.
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) oscillator has rolled over to the downside in August and tells us to take profits on longs.