Apparel retailer Urban Outfitters (URBN) gapped higher Wednesday after a better than expected earnings report. Let's review the charts and indicators to see if this burst of strength can continue.
In this daily bar chart of URBN, below, I can see that prices made a large equilateral triangle formation in the months before today's upside breakout. Prices have moved around the 50-day moving average line for months but the 200-day moving average has made a saucer bottom and dips towards it were bought since December.
The On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line has been moving in a tight sideways range. The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) oscillator has been hugging the zero line for months.
In this weekly Japanese candlestick chart of URBN, below, I see a chart that can support further gains. Prices are above the rising 40-week moving average line. The weekly OBV line is steady and the MACD oscillator is above the zero line.
In this daily Point and Figure chart of URBN, below, I can see a potential upside price target in the $43 area.
In this weekly Point and Figure chart of URBN, below, I can see a possible $49 price target.
Bottom line strategy: Traders could probe the long side of URBN after a few days of sideways price action. Risk to $28. The $43 area is my first price target.
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