Savanna Energy Services Corp. caught in a downtrend

Sep 3rd, 2014 – 1 Comment

The six-month chart depicts the downtrend that is now in play and the breach of support along the moving averages.

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Hi Lou,

I always enjoy your commentary on securities. Was wondering what your thoughts on Savanna Energy Services (SVY) are?




Hey Matt,

Thanks for the assignment and your kind words. They are both very much appreciated. This will be the second time that I examine the situation at Savanna Energy Services Corp. (SVY TSX). The last occasion was on November 3, 2012 on a request from John. The shares were trading for $6.78 and he wanted my input. The research indicated that the shares had been trading sideways in a range bound pattern with resistance at $8.00 and support at $6.80. The stock had oscillated through the range six times over the course of the previous twelve months and it was advised to trade SVY for profit and avoid a buy and hold strategy.

In addition it was suggested that it would be best to be patient and wait for a buy signal from the momentum indicators before committing capital. In retrospect that was the right call as the stock breached support by mid November of 2012.

A follow up investigation will highlight current trends and patterns on the charts.




The three-year chart indicates that the stock traded in a gentle downtrend through the first seven months of 2013 until it broke above resistance and ran to a 52-week high of $9.32 by April of 2014. The advance was signalled with the formation of a golden cross and buy signals generated by the MACD and the RSI in July of 2013.

Since April of this year SVY has been giving back a substantial portion of the gains from the leg up and has broken below the 50 and 200-day moving averages. The momentum indicators generated sell signals as the stock hit the 52-week high.










The six-month chart depicts the downtrend that is now in play and the breach of support along the moving averages. In addition the sell signals from the RSI and the MACD are clearly visible. At the present time the momentum indicators are not providing signs that a trend reversal is developing in the near term. I would advise that you should wait for more visibility as to direction and as per the last analysis – trade this one for profit!


Make it a profitable day and happy capitalism!

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