QuidelOrtho Corp. operates as a vitro diagnostics company. It is focused on developing and manufacturing diagnostic products. The company was founded on May 27, 2022 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.
Take a look at the 1-year chart of Quidel (NASDAQ: QDEL) below with the added notations…
QDEL has formed key resistance at around $105 over the past several weeks. In addition, the stock is also rising on top of an up-trending support line. These two lines have QDEL trading within a common pattern known as an ascending triangle. Eventually, the stock will break out of it.
The Tale of the Tape: QDEL has formed a triangle pattern. A short trade could be made on a break of support or on a test of resistance. A long trade could be made at support or on a break through the triangle resistance.
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No matter what your strategy or when you decide to enter, always remember to use protective stops and you’ll be around for the next trade. Capital preservation is always key!
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