Week Performance at -0.7318642 for KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) Watching the Levels on These Shares

Successful investors have typically created a diversified portfolio that has included proper risk analysis and is designed to withstand various market environments. Once the portfolio is set up, investors can work on managing the portfolio for the long-term. Every investor may have a different set of personal goals and expectations for what they intend to get from the market in terms of returns. Expecting too much from the market can often times leave the investor disappointed. Although many people will try to predict returns with pinpoint accuracy, nobody can say for sure what the market will provide. Keeping expectations realistic can help the individual investor better set themselves up for achieving those goals in the future.

Traders may be looking at some EMA levels on company shares. The exponential moving average can be very useful when applied correctly. They tend to work well when markets are trending. Here’s a look at some popular EMA levels for KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) :

50 day EMA: 120.26641
100 day EMA: 115.57852
200 day EMA: 109.862274
10 day EMA: 123.15335
20 day EMA: 122.65823
30 day EMA: 121.963646

Investors may be interested in the current Bull Bear Power reading on the stock which is currently at 0.27324393. Investors may also be looking at some historical volatility numbers. Volatility for the month is presently 1.944666. Looking back for the previous week, volatility is 1.7124751.

Investors tracking shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) will note that the stock has seen a change of 0.016207455% since the open. Shares recently finished the previous session at 123.42. The one month high for the stock is currently standing at 125.495.

Technical stock analysts are always using every possible piece of information to help make the best possible trades. A popular flexible indicator is the Ichimoku Cloud. This indicator can help portray the momentum and trend direction of a stock. Ichimoku signals can help the trader find possible entry and exit points. Checking on some recent indicator levels, we note that the Ichimoku Could Conversion Line level is 123.06, and the Ichimoku Cloud Base Line level is 120.885. Tracking some variations, the Ichimoku Lead 1 is presently 120.145, and the Lead 2 level is 116.4.

Switching the focus to the Awesome Oscillator, we see that the present reading is 1.4016764. Traders may be watching this oscillator to help identify a change in momentum. The AO can be a useful tool when trying to understand certain price movements.

Traders often use pivot point indicators when conducting technical stock analysis. Pivot points are commonly used to help identify trends of various time periods. Let’s check on some different one month pivot points:

Camarilla: 123.18833
Classic: 123.18833
Classic resistance 1: 126.441666
Classic support 1: 121.08667
Fibonacci: 123.18833
Fibonacci support 1: 121.14272
Fibonacci support 2: 119.878944
Woodie: 123.34125
Woodie support 1: 121.3925
Woodie resistance 1: 126.7475

Traders may be keeping a close eye on shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Looking at past price performance may help them gauge how the stock will react in the future. Keeping in mind the most recent close price of 123.42, we note that the stock has seen a move of -0.7318642 over the previous week. Looking back out over the last month, the stock has moved 5.3246865. Over the past three months, the stock has seen a change of 31.266617. Investors may want to go back even further to see what has transpired over a longer period of time. Since the start of the calendar year, shares have changed 37.926025. Going back a full 52 weeks, the stock has seen a change of 14.722558 over that period of time.

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