Magna International Inc (NYSE: MGA) stock breakout may be on the horizon
The daily stock chart for Magna International Inc. already shows a pattern of multiple price channels, which have already been broken out and even tested. Regardless of how long the patterns may take to form, stock breakouts from price channels are by nature inevitable; and that is the condition we see with the present price pattern of Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA).
However, the direction of a breakout is not an exact science. That is why every serious trader knows that before making any trading decision, a choice has to be made as to which side of the trade you believe gives you the highest probability of success. So, applying that logic to Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA), you have to decide whether to prefer the short side of the market, the long side, or perhaps not be in the market at all. For those with option experience, a straddle or a strangle in this case would help alleviate any anxiety.
Magna missed big time on the last quarterly earnings, reporting $.32 when the estimate was $1.02. More important, though, was the market’s reaction. There was no giant sell-off; and that by itself was a bullish sign that traders were looking beyond.