Buy the Dip in Palantir? Check the PLTR Charts

Palantir is dropping hard after reporting its quarterly results. The charts suggest this might be a dip to buy.
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Shares of Palantir  (PLTR) - Get Report were being hit hard on Tuesday, down about 8%.

The culprit? Earnings. Or should we say a lack thereof.

Palantir reported a surprise loss for its fourth quarter, losing 8 cents a share. That was more than double what analysts were expecting.

On the plus side though, revenue easily breezed by expectations of $300 million, growing 40% year over year to $322 million.

Will the revenue figure be enough to convince the bulls to buy the dip? That’s what investors are trying to sort out now, along with the long-term potential with its recent partnerships, like Palantir's recent deal with International Business Machines  (IBM) - Get Report

Of course, the technical situation may help as well.

Palantir is dipping into a potentially strong area of support on the charts, which may lend its hand to a nice bounce. Let’s take a look.

Trading Palantir

Daily chart of Palantir stock.

Daily chart of Palantir stock.

In January, Palantir stock gave investors a powerful move to the upside. Shares jumped 25% in a single day and closed near the session highs.

The stock impressively cleared downtrend resistance (blue line) and range resistance near $29. It also gave bulls a monthly-up rotation by clearing $31.24. All it had left was the all-time high at $33.50, a level it cleared in the following session.

Since then though, trading has been a bit choppier in Palantir stock.

Amid the recent run, it was clear that $40 was stiff resistance. Following the dip, Palantir also put in a lower high (blue circle on the chart), before falling 16.4% over three straight daily declines ahead of earnings.

The current area is now critical. Palantir stock is trading down into former range resistance near $29. It’s also trading down into the 50-day moving average and a VWAP measure from the previous high. 

In other words, this area should act as support. If it fails, uptrend support comes into focus, along with the $25 area.

On the upside, let’s see how Palantir stock does if it bounces. Specifically, I want to see if it can reclaim the $31.25 area and the 10-day moving average. Above these marks puts $33.50-plus back in play and likely puts bulls back in control.

If these marks instead act as resistance, see that current support remains intact.