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Steel Dynamics (STLD) Crossed Above the 20-Day Moving Average: What That Means for Investors

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Steel Dynamics (STLD) is looking like an interesting pick from a technical perspective, as the company reached a key level of support. Recently, STLD crossed above the 20-day moving average, suggesting a short-term bullish trend.

A well-liked tool among traders, the 20-day simple moving average offers a look back at a stock's price over a 20-day period. This is very beneficial to short-term traders, as it smooths out short-term price trends and gives more trend reversal signals than longer-term moving averages.

The 20-day moving average can show signals that are similar to other SMAs as well. If a stock's price is moving above the 20-day, the trend is considered positive. When the price falls below the moving average, it can signal a downward trend.

Moving Average Chart for STLD
Moving Average Chart for STLD

Shares of STLD have been moving higher over the past four weeks, up 8.9%. Plus, the company is currently a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stock, suggesting that STLD could be poised for a continued surge.

The bullish case solidifies once investors consider STLD's positive earnings estimate revisions. No estimate has gone lower in the past two months for the current fiscal year, compared to 4 higher, while the consensus estimate has increased too.

Investors should think about putting STLD on their watchlist given the ultra-important technical indicator and positive move in earnings estimate revisions.


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