BAKER HUGHES CO is setting up nicely for a breakout.

BAKER HUGHES CO (BKR)       31.83   +0.09 (+0.28%)


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BAKER HUGHES CO is setting up nicely for a breakout.9 days ago - Chartmill

Our stock screener has spotted BAKER HUGHES CO (NASDAQ:BKR) as a possible breakout candidate. A technical breakout setup pattern occurs when the stock is consolidating after a nice uptrend. Whether the actual breakout occurs remains to be seen of course, but it may be interesting to keep an eye on NASDAQ:BKR.

BKR Daily chart on 2023-01-23

What is the technical picture of NASDAQ:BKR telling us.

Every day ChartMill assigns a Technical Rating to every stock. The score ranges from 0 to 10 and is determined by evaluating multiple technical indicators and properties.

Taking everything into account, BKR scores 9 out of 10 in our technical rating. This is due to a consistent performance in both the short and longer term time frames. Also compared to the overall market, BKR is showing a nice and steady performance.

  • Both the short term and long term trends are positive. This is a very positive sign.
  • Looking at the yearly performance, BKR did better than 87% of all other stocks.
  • BKR is currently showing a bull flag pattern! A bull flag pattern occurs when prices pull back slightly after a strong rise up. This may be a nice opportunity for an entry.
  • BKR is currently trading in the middle of its 52 week range. This is in line with the S&P500 Index, which is also trading in the middle of its range.

Why is NASDAQ:BKR a setup?

Next to the Technical Rating, the Setup Rating of a stock determines to which extend the stock is consolidating. This score also ranges from 0 to 10 and is updated daily. The setup score evaluates various short term technical indicators. For NASDAQ:BKR this score is currently 8:

Besides having an excellent technical rating, BKR also presents a decent setup pattern. We see reduced volatility while prices have been consolidating in the most recent period. A pullback is taking place, which may present a nice opportunity for an entry. There is a resistance zone just above the current price starting at 31.47. Right above this resistance zone may be a good entry point. Very recently a Pocket Pivot signal was observed. This is another positive sign.

Trading setups like NASDAQ:BKR

One way to play this would be to wait for the actual breakout to happen and buy when the stock breaks out above the current consolidation zone. A possible place for a stop loss would be below this zone.

Of course, there are many ways to trade or not trade NASDAQ:BKR and this article should in no way be interpreted as trading advice. The article is purely based on an automated technical analysis and just points out the technical observations. Always make your own analysis and trade at your own responsibility.

More breakout setups can be found in our Breakout analyzer.

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