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9 S&P 500 Stocks That Just Crossed Above Their 200-Day Moving Average

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One of the most frequently-used technical trading indicators is the simple moving average (SMA). Like the name implies, a simple moving average is just a simple average of a stock’s price over a specific window of time. Popular SMAs for technical traders include the 20-day, 50-day and 200-day SMA.

Moving average is one of the best ways to smooth out the noise in a stock chart. By taking an average price over a given period of time, a trader can get a better idea of the general direction a stock is moving.

Moving averages often serve as key technical support and resistance levels for stocks. A crossover above a key moving average is often used as a buy signal and vice-versa.

As a rule of thumb, if a stock’s share price is above a key moving average, the stock’s trend is considered to be bullish and the moving average is a potential support level.

Bullish Crossover Stocks

Here’s a look at nine S&P 500 stocks that just crossed above their 200-day SMA, according to Finviz.

  1. General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS)

  2. Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC)

  3. Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F)

  4. American International Group Inc (NYSE: AIG)

  5. AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE: ABC)

  6. Fortive Corp (NYSE: FTV)

  7. SBA Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SBAC)

  8. DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ: DISH)

  9. Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL)

Benzinga’s Take

Just because a stock crosses above its 200-day SMA doesn’t mean it's a screaming buy. For example, a stock that crossed above its 200-day SMA after an extended bearish period is likely a strong candidate for a reversal, whereas a stock that has repeatedly been crossing above and below its 200-day SMA due to a narrow trading range could ultimately break out in either direction.

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