Hauling in Pre-Market Gains as Shares Gap up: SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB)

Is SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) ready to lock in early pre-market gains?  The stock is gapping higher before market open, indicating low risk for the upcoming session.  Will the stock hold onto the upward movement today?  Investors will be taking close notice.  The shares are currently gapping 1.68% pricing at  $156.70.

A gap is a change in price levels of a stock between the close of one session and the opening of the next one.  Gaps happen for both fundamental and technical factors.  If a company’s earnings, for example, are much greater than previously expected, their stock might gap up the next trading session, opening higher than it closed the day before, leaving a gap. 

Investors who partake in gap trading use a simple, disciplined approach to buying and selling stocks.  Gap traders find stocks that have a price gap from the previous close and then watch the first hour or so of trading in order to identify what the trading range is.  If the stock rises above the range then a buy is signaled, and a sell if it falls below. 

TECHNICAL INDICATORS

 SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) stands 24.52% away from its 50-day simple moving average and also 45.79% away from the 200-day average.  Recently, the commodity stands -0.04% away from the 52-week high and 101.23% from the 52-week low.  The RSI (Relative Strength Index), an indicator that shows price strength by comparing upward and downward close-to-close movements is 75.40.

HISTORICAL GROWTH

SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB)’s performance this year to date is 29.24%.  The stock has performed 0.39% over the last seven days, 25.26% over the last thirty, and 37.92% over the last three months.  Over the last six months, SVB Financial Group’s stock has been 39.76% and 15.99% for the year.

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