XM does not provide services to residents of the United States of America.

Technical Analysis – Boeing stock finds support at 50-day SMA after gap down

  • Boeing shares plunge after mid-air blowout incident

  • But negative momentum may already be waning

  • Can the stock stage a rebound?

Boeing stock tumbled by 8% on Monday on worries about how the business might be hit from the blowout of a window in a Boeing plane in mid-flight. The stock had already gone into correction at the end of December, slipping below its 20-day simple moving average (SMA). But Monday’s panic selloff appears to have been halted by the 50-day SMA in the 226.50 region.

The momentum indicators remain in bearish mode but the short-term picture is not entirely negative. Both the RSI and MACD continue to decline, though the former has yet to reach the 30 oversold level and the latter remains in positive territory. Meanwhile, the bullish crossover of the stochastic oscillator that had progressed before the gap down remains intact, suggesting that a near-term recovery cannot be ruled out.

If the stock bounces higher in the coming sessions, the main challenge for the bulls will be to reclaim the 243.00 zone, which encompasses the August 2023 peak as well as the recent low of January. Climbing above the 20-day SMA around 254.00 would put any rebound on a more solid footing. But for Boeing to resume its medium-term uptrend, the price would need to surpass the December 2023 high of 266.05.

However, if the selling pressure doesn’t ease and the price breaches the 50-day SMA, the price could go into freefall until the 200-day SMA at 213.70. Should this support fail as well, the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement of the October-December uptrend stands ready to provide some backup at 210.45.

In brief, the stock is more likely to suffer further losses than not in the near term, although a turnaround is also possible. A drop below the 50-day SMA would undermine the bullish structure in the medium term, while rising above the 20-day SMA would reinforce it.

Disclaimer: The XM Group entities provide execution-only service and access to our Online Trading Facility, permitting a person to view and/or use the content available on or via the website, is not intended to change or expand on this, nor does it change or expand on this. Such access and use are always subject to: (i) Terms and Conditions; (ii) Risk Warnings; and (iii) Full Disclaimer. Such content is therefore provided as no more than general information. Particularly, please be aware that the contents of our Online Trading Facility are neither a solicitation, nor an offer to enter any transactions on the financial markets. Trading on any financial market involves a significant level of risk to your capital.

All material published on our Online Trading Facility is intended for educational/informational purposes only, and does not contain – nor should it be considered as containing – financial, investment tax or trading advice and recommendations; or a record of our trading prices; or an offer of, or solicitation for, a transaction in any financial instruments; or unsolicited financial promotions to you.

Any third-party content, as well as content prepared by XM, such as: opinions, news, research, analyses, prices and other information or links to third-party sites contained on this website are provided on an “as-is” basis, as general market commentary, and do not constitute investment advice. To the extent that any content is construed as investment research, you must note and accept that the content was not intended to and has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and as such, it would be considered as marketing communication under the relevant laws and regulations. Please ensure that you have read and understood our Notification on Non-Independent Investment. Research and Risk Warning concerning the foregoing information, which can be accessed here.

Risk Warning: Your capital is at risk. Leveraged products may not be suitable for everyone. Please consider our Risk Disclosure.