Historical Price Watch for McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK): Three Month High Noted at 137.16

Keeping watch on technicals may involve many different plans and scenarios. Investors may be seeking to get some clarity about a certain stock’s history, and eventually try to project the future. With so much historical data available, investors may choose to look at many different time frames when examining a stock. Going back days, months, of even years, may help broaden the scope and help investors see the bigger picture. When companies gear up to release the next round of quarterly earnings results, investors will be closely watching to see how profitable the overall quarter was. Occasionally, low expectations may provide ample impetus for future stock gains. Per usual, there will most likely be big winners and losers depending on the strength of the individual reports. 

Putting a closer focus on shares of McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK), we see that since the opening price of 115.27, the stock has moved 0.46. Tracking shares, we note that the consensus stock rating is Sell. Volume today clocks in around 9600. Over the course of the current session, the stock has topped out at 116.18 and seen a low price of 115.27. Investors will be putting 5/27/2019 on the schedule as the company is slated to next report earnings around that date.

Taking a look at some historical highs and lows for McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK), we see that the all time high is currently 243.61, and the all time low is 15.0625. Investors often pay added attention to a stock when it is nearing a historical high point or low point. For the last year, the high price is 160.84, and the low price stands at 106.11. For the last six months, the high was seen at 138.94, and the low was tracked at 106.11. If we move in closer, the three month high/low is 137.16/106.61, and the one month high/low is 128.5/110.52.

Traders following the stock may be watching SMA or Simple Moving Average Levels. Many traders will be watching out for when the shorter-term averages cross above the longer-term averages as this may point to the start of an uptrend. Let’s look at the following SMA readings for McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK):

SMA 50 day: 120.5371
SMA 30 day: 117.37233
SMA 200 day: 123.07938
SMA 20 day: 119.005
SMA 100 day: 124.8234
SMA 10 day117.703

Traders following the Chaikin Money Flow indicator will note that the current 20 day reading is 0.09215008. The CMF value will fluctuate between 1 and -1. In general, a value closer to 1 would indicate higher buying pressure. A value closer to -1 would represent higher selling pressure.

Technical analysis on the stock may include following the Keltner Channels indicator. Currently, the 20 day upper band is 119.57717. The 20 day lower band is noted at 116.49507. The KC indicator is considered a lagging indicator. Traders may use the values to help spot overbought and oversold conditions.

Traders have the ability to use a wide range of indicators when studying stocks. Each trader will typically find a few indicators that they heavily rely on. The Ichimoku Cloud indicator works to identify trend direction, gauge momentum, and identify trading opportunities based on crossovers. We can view some Ichimoku indicator levels below:

Ichimoku Lead 1: 119.475
Ichimoku Lead 2: 123.91
Ichimoku Cloud Base Line: 117.755
Ichimoku Cloud Conversion Line: 118.3725

Traders following the Hull Moving Average will note that the current level is 114.85297. The calculation uses the weighted moving average and it puts the emphasis on recent prices over older prices.

Technical traders focusing on Donchian Channels will note that the 20 period lower band reading is currently 114.47. The 20 period upper band reading is 123.22. Donchian Channels can be used to gauge the volatility of a market. This is a banded indicator akin to Bollinger Bands.

Under recent market conditions, it may be quite difficult to be overly bearish. Most signs seem to be pointing in the right direction as investors keep concentrating on superior returns from the stock market. At this point in time, investors may have to make the tough decision whether to be fully invested in the stock market, or keep some cash handy on the sidelines. As we have seen, there will be a few days or weeks where market action may spur some second guessing, but the bulls seem they are still going to keep running. Many investors may be crafting plans for when the good times inevitably come to an end. Being prepared for market changes may help weather the storm when it comes.