Breakout Stock Alert: Viacom, Inc. (VIAB)

The well-known American multinational mass media conglomerate, Viacom, Inc. Class B (NASDAQ: VIAB) seem poised for a price surge according to its latest charts.

Bullish Indications

#1 Symmetrical Triangle Pattern Breakout: A symmetrical triangle pattern is seen in the daily chart of VIAB. This pattern represents a period of consolidation before the price breaks out. It is typically formed when there is an indecision in the price movements and uncertainty among the buyers and sellers. Once a breakout from the upper trend line occurs, it usually signifies the start of a new bullish trend. Currently, the stock has broken out of the symmetrical triangle pattern, indicating bullishness.

Daily Chart – VIAB

#2 Above MAs: The stock price is currently above both 50-day and 200-day SMA. This is a bullish sign.

 #3 Bullish ADX and DI: The ADX indicator shows bullishness because (+DI) is greater than (-DI), ADX and (+DI) are above (-DI), and ADX has started rising from below both (+DI) and (-DI).

#4 MACD above Signal Line: In the daily chart, the MACD (light blue color) is currently above the MACD signal line (orange color).

This indicates a possible bullish setup.

#5 Bullish Aroon: The value of Aroon Up (orange line) is above 70 while Aroon Down (blue line) is below 30. This indicates bullishness.

#6 Downtrend Broken: The weekly chart of VIAB shows that the short-term downtrend has been broken (marked as a blue line) and the stock is poised for an upmove. The price is also currently above the 50-week SMA, indicating bullishness.

Weekly Chart – VIAB

#7 %K above %D: In the weekly chart, the %K line (light blue color) is above the %D line (orange color) in the stochastics. This is a possible bullish sign.

#8 MACD above Signal Line: In the weekly chart as well, the MACD (light blue color) is currently above the MACD signal line (orange color), indicating bullishness.

#9 Strong RSI: The RSI is above 50 and moving up, indicating strength.

Recommended Trade (based on the charts)

Buy Price: If you want to get in on this trade, you can purchase the shares of VIAB in two scenarios:

  • If the stock closes above the long-term resistance level of $34.20.
  • If the stock corrects back to the breakout level of the symmetrical triangle pattern at around $31.50.

TP: Our target prices are $45 and $55 in the next 4-6 months.

SL: To limit risk, place a stop loss at $30.90 (entry at $34.20) and $29.10 (entry at $31.50). Note that this stop loss is on a closing basis.

Our target potential upside is almost 32% to 75% in the next 4-6 months.

  • Entry at $31.50: For a risk of $2.40, our target rewards are $13.50 and $23.50. This is a nearly 1:6 and 1:10 risk-reward trade.
  • Entry at $34.20: For a risk of $3.30, our target rewards are $10.80 and $18.80. This is a 1:3 and 1:6 risk-reward trade.

In other words, this trade offers nearly 3x to 10x more potential upside than downside.

Risks to Consider
The stock may reverse its overall trend if it breaks down with high volume from the symmetrical triangle pattern. The sell-off of the stock could also be triggered in case of any negative news, overall weakness in the market, or any regulatory changes in the sector.

Happy Trading!

Tara

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