CrowdStrike Hits New Highs on Earnings - Where From Here?

CrowdStrike is ripping to all-time highs on earnings. Can the rally last? Let's turn to the charts for some upside targets.
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It’s a good day for CrowdStrike  (CRWD) - Get Report bulls, with the cybersecurity specialist's shares up 15% to new highs.

The move comes after better-than-expected earnings and amid a somewhat busy earnings week.

The Sunnyvale, Calif., company's shares dipped a bit on Tuesday and Wednesday, falling roughly 3.8% in both sessions. The move came after a pandemic favorite — Zoom Video  (ZM) - Get Report — beat on earnings but saw a punishing post-earnings decline.

CrowdStrike is not necessarily an outright play on the coronavirus, but it does benefit from the increasing demand for cybersecurity.

To get such a solid rally on the day, CrowdStrike delivered better-than-expected earnings along with a revenue beat, as sales grew 86% year over year. Even better, management provided an upbeat outlook for the fourth quarter and full year.

The stock is now receiving price-target boosts from the analyst community. 

Now traders want to know just how high CrowdStrike can rally. Let’s look at the chart.

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Daily chart of CrowdStrike stock.

Daily chart of CrowdStrike stock.

When the rest of the tech sector was surging into September, so too was CrowdStrike. The stock burst up toward $155 before sharply reversing.

While “blow-off tops” can be tough to manage, we saw some encouraging price action follow. 

Specifically, the stock quickly pulled back over the next few days - although that pullback was greeted by support near $118, which had been resistance.

When former resistance turns to current support, it is very bullish for the stock.

In October, $155 again acted as resistance, while later in the month and again in November, the $118-to-$120 area supported CrowdStrike stock.

What we want to see now is $155 act as support, should the stock dip from its post-earnings rally. In a sense, we already saw that, with Thursday’s low of $155.54.

If that’s the case and $155 is indeed support, the setup for CrowdStrike looks bullish as we head into year-end.

On the upside, I want to see whether the shares can get to the two-times range extension, near $172. Above that opens the door to a possible longer-term target of $200, with the 261.8% extension up near $215.

On the downside, the bulls really need to see the $155 level hold as support. Below $155 and the 10-day moving average puts the 50-day moving average on the table.