This morning, we got the bulk of the results from Super Tuesday. Former Vice President, Joe Biden, won states such as Texas and Massachusetts, which came as a surprise to most political analysts. Biden favors preserving the Affordable Care Act, which was passed while he was Vice President under President Obama. The front-runner entering Super Tuesday was Senator Bernie Sanders. Sanders favors Medicare for All – which, if passed, would dramatically disrupt the existing business models for healthcare companies. The positive result for Biden sent healthcare shares up dramatically in Wednesday’s session. In this article, we analyze UnitedHealth Group (UNH), which rallied over 10% on the trading day.
UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Weekly Chart – annotations by askSlim.com
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askSlim.com Technical Briefing: The weekly cycle analysis suggests that UNH is in a positive intermediate-term pattern. Weekly momentum, as of 3/4/2020, remains negative.
On the upside, there is an intermediate-term Fibonacci extension zone from 310.16 – 319.04. On the downside, there an intermediate-term Fibonacci support zone from 258.99 – 247.92. Our analysis suggests that for the bears to regain control of the intermediate-term, we would likely need to see a weekly close below cycle low support at 245.30.
askSlim.com Sum of the Evidence: UNH has a positive weekly cycle pattern with negative momentum that appears primed to turn up. Given these conditions, we would expect any sell offs to be limited to the intermediate-term Fibonacci supports beginning at 258.99. There is a likelihood that the stock tests the intermediate-term Fibonacci projection zone beginning at 310.16 by May.
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