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Trade-Ideas: Zoetis (ZTS) Is Today's "Barbarian At The Gate" Stock

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Zoetis ( ZTS) as a "barbarian at the gate" (strong stocks crossing above resistance with today's range greater than 200%) candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Zoetis as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • ZTS has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $130.1 million.
  • ZTS has traded 491,801 shares today.
  • ZTS traded in a range 204.6% of the normal price range with a price range of $1.08.
  • ZTS traded above its daily resistance level (quality: 3 days, meaning that the stock is crossing a resistance level set by the last 3 calendar days. The resistance price is defined by the Price - $0.01 at the time of the signal).

Stocks matching the 'Barbarian at the Gate' criteria are worthwhile stocks to watch for a variety of factors including historical back testing and volatility. Trade-Ideas targets these opportunities because the stock is exhibiting an unusual behavior while displaying positive price action. In this case, the stock crossed an important inflection point; namely, 'resistance' while at the same time the range of the stock's movement in price is more than twice its normal size. This large range foreshadows a possible continuation as the stock moves higher.

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More details on ZTS:

Zoetis Inc. is engaged in the discovery, development, manufacture, and commercialization of animal health medicines and vaccines for livestock and companion animals worldwide. It operates through four segments: United States, Europe/Africa/Middle East, Canada/Latin America, and Asia/Pacific.

The average volume for Zoetis has been 3.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Zoetis has a market cap of $15.9 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry.

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