Technical Analysis for SFE - Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.

Grade Last Price % Change Price Change
C 6.96 2.35% 0.16
SFE closed up 2.35 percent on Friday, May 14, 2021, on approximately normal volume. The stock rose above its 50 day moving average, improving its intermediate-term outlook by crossing above that important trendline. The price action carved out a bearish shooting star candlestick pattern. That may indicate a downside reversal. Look for price to trade beneath the low of the shooting star for confirmation.

Trend Table & Recent EOD Signals

ADX Long Term Intermediate Term Short Term
Weak or Absent Up Up Up
Historical SFE trend table...

Date Alert Name Type % Chg
Shooting Star Candlestick Bearish 0.00%
Crossed Above 50 DMA Bullish 0.00%
MACD Bullish Centerline Cross Bullish 0.00%
Above Upper BB Strength 0.00%
Gapped Up Strength 0.00%
Upper Bollinger Band Touch Strength 0.00%
50 DMA Resistance Bearish 2.35%
200 DMA Support Bullish 2.35%
Pocket Pivot Bullish Swing Setup 2.35%
200 DMA Support Bullish 6.75%
Older End-of-Day Signals for SFE ...

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Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. Description

Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in expansion financings, growth capital, management buyouts, recapitalizations, industry consolidations, corporate spinouts, growth stage, and early stage financings. The firm prefers to make investments in companies engaged in the technology and life sciences sectors. Within the technology sector, it invests in software as a service, enterprise 3.0, technology enabled services, internet/new media, financial services information technology, medtech, healthcare information technology and selected business services with capital requirements of up to $25 million. Within the life sciences sector, the firm invests in molecular and point-of-care diagnostics, medical devices, regenerative medicine, and specialty pharmaceuticals, and selected healthcare services. It invests throughout United States and Southeastern Canada. The firm primarily invests between $10 million and $25 million in growth equity financing and between $5 million and $10 million in early-stage financing. It typically invests in the capital structures including owner financed and bootstrapped companies, corporate division or business unit, and venture capital-backed seeking a growth partner. The firm prefers to be the largest shareholder in its portfolio companies, with ownership in the range of five percent to 50 percent. However, it may occasionally take a majority or smaller stake in its portfolio companies. It prefers to invest in companies having proprietary technology and intellectual property. The firm prefers to take a Board seat in its portfolio companies. It was formerly known as Lancaster Corporation. Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. was founded in 1953 and is based in Wayne, Pennsylvania with an additional office in Weston, Massachusetts.


Sector: Financial Services
Industry: Asset Management
Keywords: Software As A Service Pharmaceuticals Venture Capital Technology Sector Healthcare Service Healthcare Services Proprietary Technology Capital Structure Private Equity Firms Regenerative Medicine Healthcare Information Weston Healthcare Information Technology Lancaster Medtech

Is SFE a Buy, Sell or Hold?

Indicator Bull Case Neutral / Hold Bear Case
50 DMA
200 DMA
ADX Trend
Oversold / Overbought
Relative Strength


Indicator Value
52 Week High 8.59
52 Week Low 5.15
Average Volume 123,658
200-Day Moving Average 6.51
50-Day Moving Average 6.83
20-Day Moving Average 6.40
10-Day Moving Average 6.63
Average True Range 0.29
ADX 20.01
+DI 28.17
-DI 14.13
Chandelier Exit (Long, 3 ATRs ) 6.27
Chandelier Exit (Short, 3 ATRs ) 6.81
Upper Bollinger Band 6.95
Lower Bollinger Band 5.85
Percent B (%b) 1.01
BandWidth 17.15
MACD Line 0.03
MACD Signal Line -0.07
MACD Histogram 0.0952
Fundamentals Value
Market Cap 145.42 Million
Num Shares 20.9 Million
EPS 0.82
Price-to-Earnings (P/E) Ratio 8.52
Price-to-Sales 0.00
Price-to-Book 1.96
PEG Ratio 0.00
Pivot Point Level Traditional / Classic Fibonacci Demark Woodie Camarilla
Resistance 4 (R4) 7.32
Resistance 3 (R3) 7.34 7.24 7.26
Resistance 2 (R2) 7.24 7.14 7.23 7.24
Resistance 1 (R1) 7.10 7.09 7.17 7.08 7.22
Pivot Point 6.99 6.99 7.03 6.99 6.99
Support 1 (S1) 6.86 6.90 6.93 6.84 6.70
Support 2 (S2) 6.75 6.84 6.74 6.68
Support 3 (S3) 6.61 6.75 6.66
Support 4 (S4) 6.60