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Infrastructure Builder McDermott International (MDR) Builds A Nice Base


Scanning through the list of new highs this morning, I noticed McDermott International (MDR) had a really nice chart pattern. The stock had an initial thrust off the lows and has quietly built a base supported by the 200 DMA. The 200 DMA was in a downtrend and has a nicely rounded basing pattern that has turned up now. The Relative Strength has made 4-month highs and is very close to making new 1 year highs. Volume is nice with 3.5 Million shares/day.

The MACD has been making a series of higher lows and looks like it wants to stay above zero here. It recently had a positive cross. Today's push to new 52 week highs in price suggests this infrastructure builder has finished the base. Earnings were last night so this is timely. The original reason for the price drop last fall was the amount of work they were doing in the energy sector. Today, they are winning more contracts for energy work with major customers including the State Owned Oil Companies in the Middle East.

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Good trading,
Greg Schnell, CMT

Greg Schnell
About the author: , CMT, is a Senior Technical Analyst at specializing in intermarket and commodities analysis. He is also the co-author of Stock Charts For Dummies (Wiley, 2018). Based in Calgary, Greg is a board member of the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts (CSTA) and the chairman of the CSTA Calgary chapter. He is an active member of both the CMT Association and the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA). Learn More
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