After reaching an important support level, Diodes Incorporated (DIOD) could be a good stock pick from a technical perspective. DIOD recently experienced a "golden cross" event, which saw its 50-day simple moving average breaking out above its 200-day simple moving average.
A golden cross is a technical chart pattern that can signify a potential bullish breakout. It's formed from a crossover involving a security's short-term moving average breaking above a longer-term moving average, with the most common moving averages being the 50-day and the 200-day, 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.
DIOD could be on the verge of a breakout after moving 35.2% higher over the last four weeks. Plus, the company is currently a #3 (Hold) on the Zacks Rank.
The bullish case solidifies once investors consider DIOD's positive earnings outlook. For the current quarter, no earnings estimate has been cut compared to 2 revisions higher in the past 60 days. The Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased too.
Investors may want to watch DIOD for more gains in the near future given the company's key technical level and positive earnings estimate revisions.
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