Internet retailer Wayfair (NYSE: W) has seen its stock trend lower since the beginning of October. The shares fell from the $150 area to a low of $76.60 in November. The stock bounced back from that low and moved back above the $100 level before falling again in December.
If you connect the highs from October and December, you get what appears to be the upper rail of a downward sloped trend channel. The lower rail isn’t as clear cut as there are two possibilities. One parallel line connects the lows from mid-October and December and another one connects the previously mentioned low in November with an earlier low in the month.
You can also see on the chart that the stock struggled to move much beyond the 50-day moving average in early December and now the upper rail is just above the moving average.
The daily stochastic readings are in overbought territory, but they just made a bearish crossover and that was the scenario back in early December as well.
I chose to use the higher of the two upper rails on the chart above because that would be my minimum target on a bearish trade. If it goes lower, that’s fine too.
Looking at Wayfair’s fundamentals, the company scores the lowest possible rating in Investor’s Business Daily’s EPS rating system with a 1. That means that 99% of all companies in IBD’s database have had better earnings growth in the last three years with a greater emphasis on recent quarters.