Technical Analysis for SCL - Stepan Company

Grade Last Price % Change Price Change
grade C 79.11 1.50% 1.17
SCL closed up 1.5 percent on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, on 1.28 times normal volume. The stock rose above its 50 day moving average, improving its intermediate-term outlook by crossing above that important trendline. Note that the stock is in overbought territory based on its Slow Stochastic indicator (14, 3, 3) -- sideways movement or a pullback should not be unexpected.

Trend Table & Recent Signals
ADX Long-Term Intermediate-Term Short-Term
Weak or Absent Down Flat Up
See historical SCL trend table...

Date Alert Name Type % Chg
Jan 16 Crossed Above 50 DMA Bullish 0.00%
Jan 16 MACD Bullish Centerline Cross Bullish 0.00%
Jan 16 Pocket Pivot Bullish Swing Setup 0.00%
Jan 16 Multiple of Ten Bearish Other 0.00%
Jan 16 Overbought Stochastic Strength 0.00%
Jan 16 Upper Bollinger Band Touch Strength 0.00%
Jan 15 Overbought Stochastic Strength 1.50%
Jan 14 50 DMA Resistance Bearish 1.85%
Jan 14 Stochastic Sell Signal Bearish 1.85%
Jan 14 Non-ADX 1,2,3,4 Bearish Bearish Swing Setup 1.85%

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Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and sale of specialty and intermediate chemicals to manufacturers in various industries worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, such as detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, floors, and walls; shampoos, body washes, toothpastes, and fabric softeners; and germicidal quaternary compounds, lubricating ingredients, emulsifiers, plastics and composites, biodiesel, and enhanced oil recovery. The Polymers segment provides polyols that are used in the manufacture of rigid laminate insulation board and panels for thermal insulation in the construction industry, as well as a base raw material for flexible foams, coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers; and phthalic anhydride, which is used in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, and plasticizers for applications in construction materials, as well as components of automotive, boating, and other consumer products. The Specialty Products segment offers flavors, emulsifiers, and solubilizers that are used in the food and pharmaceutical industries; and a portfolio of nutritional fats for the food, supplement, and nutrition industries. Stepan Company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois.
Is SCL a Buy, Sell or Hold?
Indicator Bull Case Neutral / Hold Bear Case
50 DMA
200 DMA
ADX Trend
Oversold / Overbought
Relative Strength
Summary: Counts: 0 bullish, 1 bearish and 4 neutral indicators. You may wish to incorporate that into your trading strategies.
Indicator Value
52 Week High 90.96
52 Week Low 68.09
Average Volume 86,282
200-Day Moving Average 81.0086
50-Day Moving Average 78.873
20-Day Moving Average 75.059
10-Day Moving Average 77.147
Average True Range 2.3051
ADX 18.12
+DI 26.8299
-DI 17.4081
Chandelier Exit (Long, 3 ATRs ) 73.7747
Chandelier Exit (Short, 3 ATRs ) 76.0853
Upper Bollinger Band 80.2567
Lower Bollinger Band 69.8613
Percent B (%b) 0.89
BandWidth 13.849638
MACD Line 0.17
MACD Signal Line -0.6148
MACD Histogram 0.7848
Fundamentals Value
Market Cap 1.78 Billion
Num Shares 22.5 Million
EPS 3.84
Price-to-Earnings (P/E) Ratio 20.60
Price-to-Sales 0.99
Price-to-Book 2.56
PEG Ratio 4.07
Dividend 0.90
Dividend Yield 1.14%
Pivot Point Level Traditional / Classic Fibonacci Demark Woodie Camarilla
Resistance 4 (R4) 83.60
Resistance 3 (R3) 83.62 82.16 82.85
Resistance 2 (R2) 82.16 81.01 82.14 82.60
Resistance 1 (R1) 80.63 80.31 81.40 80.61 82.35
Pivot Point 79.17 79.17 79.55 79.15 79.17
Support 1 (S1) 77.64 78.02 78.41 77.62 75.87
Support 2 (S2) 76.18 77.32 76.16 75.62
Support 3 (S3) 74.65 76.18 75.37
Support 4 (S4) 74.63