Fossil stock will sell smartwatch IP to Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)

Fossil stock will sell smartwatch IP to Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)

Fossil stock will sell smartwatch IP to Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)

Shares of Fossil Group Inc. FOSL, +0.00% are up nearly 5% in afternoon trading Thursday after the company announced that it would be selling intellectual property related to in-development smartwatch technology to Alphabet Inc.’sGOOGL, +0.74% GOOG, +0.77% Google for $40 million. The shares were up as much as 10.9% earlier in the day but have given back some of their gains.

Fossil said in a release that some members of its research and development team who are focused on this particular IP will move to Google. “Fossil Group retains more than 200 R&D team members to focus on innovation and product development,” the release said. Fossil expects the transaction to close this month. Fossil shares have gained 94% in the past 12 months, as the S&P 500 SPX, +1.32% has lost 6.4%.

Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways.

Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside.

The projected upper bound is: 1,166.03.

The projected lower bound is: 1,032.82.

The projected closing price is: 1,099.42.

Candlesticks

A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 5 white candles and 5 black candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 24 white candles and 26 black candles for a net of 2 black candles.

A spinning top occurred (a spinning top is a candle with a small real body). Spinning tops identify a session in which there is little price action (as defined by the difference between the open and the close). During a rally or near new highs, a spinning top can be a sign that prices are losing momentum and the bulls may be in trouble.

Momentum Indicators

Momentum is a general term used to describe the speed at which prices move over a given time period. Generally, changes in momentum tend to lead to changes in prices. This expert shows the current values of four popular momentum indicators.

Stochastic Oscillator

One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 85.8436. This is an overbought reading. However, a signal is not generated until the Oscillator crosses below 80 The last signal was a sell 5 period(s) ago.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The RSI shows overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. The current value of the RSI is 60.24. This is not a topping or bottoming area. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a buy 66 period(s) ago.

Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

The CCI shows overbought (above 100) and oversold (below -100) areas. The current value of the CCI is 148.This is an overbought reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses below 100. The last signal was a sell 6 period(s) ago.

MACD

The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a buy 14 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

ALPHABET INC C closed up 8.360 at 1,098.260. Volume was 6% above average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 18% wider than normal.

Open High Low Close Volume___
1,100.0001,108.3521,090.9001,098.260 1,955,559

Technical Outlook
Short Term: Overbought
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bearish

Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 1,073.78 1,051.86 1,114.51
Volatility: 22 41 33
Volume: 1,506,147 1,835,172 1,669,701

Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish or Bearish trend reflected in the lower ribbon.

Summary

ALPHABET INC C is currently 1.5% below its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is high as compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. Our volume indicators reflect volume flowing into and out of GOOG.O at a relatively equal pace (neutral). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on GOOG.O and have had this outlook for the last 9 periods.

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