Should You Buy Elbit Systems (ESLT) After Golden Cross?
Is it a good or bad thing when a stock experiences a golden cross technical event?
From a technical perspective, Elbit Systems Ltd. (ESLT) is looking like an interesting pick, as it just reached a key level of support. ESLT's 50-day simple moving average crossed above its 200-day simple moving average, which is known as a "golden cross" in the trading world.
There's a reason traders love a golden cross -- it's a technical chart pattern that can indicate a bullish breakout is on the horizon. This kind of crossover is formed when a stock's short-term moving average breaks above a longer-term moving average. Typically, a golden cross involves the 50-day and the 200-day moving averages, since bigger time periods tend to form stronger breakouts.
Golden crosses have three key stages that investors look out for. It starts with a downtrend in a stock's price that eventually bottoms out, followed by the stock's shorter moving average crossing over its longer moving average and triggering a trend reversal. The final stage is when a stock continues the upward climb to higher prices.
This kind of chart pattern is the opposite of a death cross, which is a technical event that suggests future bearish price movement.
Shares of ESLT have been moving higher over the past four weeks, up 9%. Plus, the company is currently a #1 (Strong Buy) on the Zacks Rank, suggesting that ESLT could be poised for a breakout.
Looking at ESLT's earnings expectations, investors will be even more convinced of the bullish uptrend. For the current quarter, there have been 1 changes higher compared to none lower over the past 60 days, and the Zacks Consensus Estimate has moved up as well.
Investors may want to watch ESLT for more gains in the near future given the company's key technical level and positive earnings estimate revisions.
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