Autozone (AZO) is a leading stock because it recorded a 52-week high in December and remains above the rising 200-day SMA. The S&P 500, on the other hand, recorded a 52-week low in December and remains below its 200-day SMA.
The chart below shows AZO with a falling wedge correction over the last six weeks. Even though this correction occurred when the S&P 500 moved higher, I still view it as a pullback within a bigger uptrend. The falling wedge is typical for a pullback within a bigger uptrend and the decline retraced around 50% of the prior advance. Think two steps forward and one step backward. Also notice that AZO is finding support near the prior breakout zone (780-800). As such, I would expect an upside breakout and continuation at some point.
The indicator window shows the Commodity Channel Index (CCI), which is a momentum oscillator. A move below -100 points to oversold conditions and a move below -200 points to serious oversold conditions. CCI dipped below -100 twice this year and moved back above with Tuesday's bounce. The green lines show when CCI turned up in the past.
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