Vertex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTNR) seems to be poised for a price surge as per its latest charts. VTNR is an environmental services company that provides a range of services designed to aggregate, process, and recycle industrial and commercial waste systems in the Gulf Coast and Central Midwest regions of the United States.
The stock was also a part of our recent watchlist for breakout stocks.
#1 Breakout from Consolidation area: The daily chart shows that the stock was consolidating within a price range for the past few days. This area is marked as a purple color rectangle. The stock has now broken out from this consolidation area with high volume and is currently trading above it. The breakout level of this consolidation area typically acts as a good support level.
#2 Price above MAs: The price is currently above the short-term moving average of 50-day SMA as well as the longer-term moving average of 200-day SMA, indicating that the bulls are still in control. This is a positive indication.
#3 MACD Above Signal Line: In the daily chart, the MACD line (light blue color) is currently above the MACD signal line (orange color) which is typically considered bullish.
#4 Bullish ADX: The ADX indicator shows that the +DI line is currently above the –DI line and the ADX line has started to move up from below the –DI and +DI lines. This indicates possible bullishness.
#5 Bullish Aroon: The value of Aroon Up (orange line) is above 70 while Aroon Down (blue line) is below 30 in the daily chart. This indicates possible bullishness.
#6 Above Support Area: As you can see from the weekly chart, the stock has currently moved up from a resistance-turned-support level. This level is marked as a pink color dotted line. This looks like a good area for the stock to move higher. The stock is also trading above its 50-week and 200-week SMA, indicating that the bulls are still in control.
#7 Bullish MACD: The MACD line is above the MACD signal line in the weekly chart as well, indicating bullishness.
#8 Bullish RSI: In the weekly chart, the RSI is currently nearing 50 and moving higher. This is a possible bullish sign.
Recommended Trade (based on the charts)
Buy Levels: If you want to get in on this trade, you can purchase shares of VTNR above the price of around $9.70.
TP: Our target prices are $12.70 and $15.00 in the next 3-6 months.
SL: To limit risk, place stop-loss at $7.90. Note that the stop-loss is on a closing basis.
Our target potential upside is 31% to 55% in the next 3 to 6 months.
For a risk of $1.80, our target rewards are $3.00 and $5.30. This is a nearly 1:2 and 1:3 risk-reward trade.
In other words, this trade offers nearly 2x to 3x more potential upside than downside.
Risks to Consider
The stock may reverse its overall trend if it breaks down from the consolidation area with a high volume. 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.
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