Technical Analysis for SFE - Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.

Grade Last Price % Change Price Change
grade B 12.8 0.00% 0.00
SFE closed unchanged on Thursday, April 27, 2017, on 1.11 times normal volume. It was able to find support at its 50 day moving average. It was able to bounce off of its 200 day moving average, an important long-term support line. 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.
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Date Alert Name Type % Chg
Apr 27 50 DMA Support Bullish 0.00%
Apr 27 200 DMA Support Bullish 0.00%
Apr 27 Stochastic Reached Overbought Other 0.00%
Apr 27 Upper Bollinger Band Walk Other 0.00%
Apr 26 50 DMA Support Bullish 0.00%
Apr 26 Upside 200 DMA Break Bullish 0.00%
Apr 26 Expansion Pivot Buy Setup Bullish Swing Setup 0.00%
Apr 25 Crossed Above 50 DMA Bullish 1.59%
Apr 25 Bollinger Band Squeeze Range Contraction 1.59%
Apr 24 50 DMA Resistance Bearish 2.81%

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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.
Is SFE a Buy, Sell or Hold?
Indicator Bull Case Neutral / Hold Bear Case
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Summary: Counts: 3 bullish, 0 bearish and 2 neutral indicators. You may wish to incorporate that into your trading strategies.
Indicator Value
52 Week High 14.38
52 Week Low 10.6
Average Volume 80,186
200-Day Moving Average 12.7196
50-Day Moving Average 12.498
20-Day Moving Average 12.4575
10-Day Moving Average 12.505
Average True Range 0.3309
ADX 14.03
+DI 19.01
-DI: 12.96
Chandelier Exit (Long, 3 ATRs) 11.9573
Chandelier Exit (Short, 3 ATRs) 12.8427
Upper Bollinger Band 12.8856
Lower Bollinger Band 12.0294
Percent B (%b) 0.9
Bandwidth 0.06873