Gentiva Health Services

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Gentiva Health Services ( GTIV) provides home health services and hospice care throughout the U.S. This stock is trading up 10% at $7.01 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $6.78-$7.28

52-Week Range: $2.81-$25.50

Volume: 198,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 455,690

Shares of GTIV are ripping higher today after Robert W. Baird upgraded the stock to neutral from underperforming, citing the home health provider's efforts to cut costs.

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From a technical perspective, GTIV is gapping up here back above its 200-day moving average of $6.03 on very light volume.

Traders should now only consider long-biased trades if GTIV can mange to close near its daily highs with volume. At last check, GTIV has hit a high today of $7.28 but volume is currently well below its three-month average action of 455,690 shares. An even better move might be to wait for GTIV to close above its 50-day moving average of $8.01 with high-volume.

This stock should be avoided completely if it moves below today's low of $6.78 with heavy volume.

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