Taking a look at a recent 8-K filing, we can get a general idea of how the company is doing fundamentally and use that with technical analysis to formulate a starting opinion. These numbers are for the third quarter of 2016. Total sales for the third quarter decreased 2.0% to $2.25 billion as compared with total sales during the third quarter of fiscal 2015 of $2.30 billion. The company’s gross profit rate was 43.9% of sales during the third quarter as compare to 45.0% during the third quarter last year. Overall, the numbers appear to be stable, but let us take a look at the chart and see if price agrees.
The chart is currently on an up tick, after confirming there is a support area around the $140 mark. This is important for investors because this is where other investors agree that price is good enough to buy. Also, be sure to keep up with the news because many people trade on news reports. Right now I would let this ride a little bit and see if it breaks back into the all time high mark. The chart looks good and there or no red flags stopping me from saying this chart is solid.
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