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by Darius Anucauskas

Is Repsol Stock Ready For A Higher High?

One of the largest oil and gas companies in Spain and Latin America Repsol (BME: REP) continues to fight for investor interest, showing stability and resilience against the recent fall in commodity prices. This week, the company delivered its earnings report, which showed a loss of 487 mln euros. Although the company also reported a decline in net profit, REP is taking strong measures to lower its operating costs and maintaining shareholder renumeration. This might have been enough to keep the share price afloat and from the technical side, we can even see that it continues to slowly grind higher, while running above a short-term tentative upside support line drawn from the low of March 19th. However, in order to get comfortable with higher areas, we would like to see the stock rising above the current high of this week, at 9.142, and also above the 200 EMA. For now, we will remain cautiously bullish.

If, eventually, REP does rise above the 9.142 barrier and pushes above the 200 EMA on the 4-hour chart, we will then start targeting the 9.608 hurdle, which is the low of March 6th. The stock could stall there for a bit, or even correct slightly lower. That said, if the share price continues to balance somewhere above the 9.142 territory, REP may experience another uprise, which could possibly bring it back to the 9.608 zone. If this time that barrier fails to provide resistance and breaks, the next potential target could be around the 10.670 level, marked by the highest point of March.

Looking at our oscillators on the 4-hour chart, both seem to be in support of the possible scenario discussed above. The RSI is above 50 and points slightly higher. The MACD is currently more on the flat side, however it remains above zero and its trigger line.

If the share price suddenly breaks the aforementioned upside line and slides all the way below the support area between the 7.506 and 7.523 levels, marked by the lows of April 24th and May 4th, this could spook any new investors from entering. REP may then drift further south towards the 7.122 obstacle, a break of which could clear the path to the 6.622 zone, which is the inside swing high of March 20th.



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