McDermott International (MDR) Shows Signs Of Being Water-Logged And Getting Wetter

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified McDermott International ( MDR) as a "water-logged and getting wetter" (weak stocks crossing below support with today's range greater than 200%) candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified McDermott International as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • MDR has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $32.8 million.
  • MDR has traded 1.5 million shares today.
  • MDR traded in a range 241.4% of the normal price range with a price range of $0.38.
  • MDR traded below its daily resistance level (quality: 272 days, meaning that the stock is crossing a resistance level set by the last 272 calendar days. The resistance price is defined by the Price - $0.01 at the time of the signal).

Stocks matching the 'Water-Logged and Getting Wetter' 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 negative price action. In this case, the stock crossed an important inflection point; namely, "support" while at the same time the range of the stock's movement in price is twice its normal size. This large range foreshadows a possible continuation as the stock moves lower.

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More details on MDR:

McDermott International, Inc. operates as an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) company worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Asia Pacific, Atlantic, and the Middle East. It focuses on designing and executing complex offshore oil and gas projects.

The average volume for McDermott International has been 4.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. McDermott International has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. The stock has a beta of 1.83 and a short float of 25.4% with 12.37 days to cover.

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