Jacobs Engineering (JEC) has been correcting for almost 2 years. Recently, JEC broke above a basing pattern and is now back above the 40 WMA. The indicators are showing a nice trend developing. The SCTR ranking shows Jacobs performing in the top 10% of all Large Cap stocks. The Relative Strength trend is breaking out to fresh 16 months highs. On the price plot, we can see the stock surged 4 weeks ago, and then consolidated for three weeks. The volume has been very strong for weeks suggesting institutional accumulation and the PMO continues to climb.
When I reviewed the other companies in the Industrial / Heavy Construction group, very few have a nice strong uptrend into 52-week highs. With support at the recent lows around $48 in this consolidation, this looks like a bull flag. With horizontal support (orange dotted line) and the 10-Week MA at $46, there is lots of support under this chart. But then again, we would expect a stellar engineering company to build a strong base before going higher.
This stock was featured in Don't Ignore This Chart a month ago. Jacobs Engineering Hits That Line In The Screen. We try to feature interesting charts on the Don't Ignore This Chart blog. If you haven't already signed up for email alerts, you can do that by clicking on the Yes button below.
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Greg Schnell, CMT, MFTA.