Hull Moving Average in Focus for Southside Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBSI): Level Touches 33.986557

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Tracking some one month stock pivot points on shares of Southside Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBSI), we note that the Classic Pivot is 32.533333, the Classic resistance 1 is 33.806667, and the Classic support 1 is presently 31.856667. The Fibonacci one month pivot is 32.533333 while the Fibonacci support 1 pivot is 31.788433, and the Fibonacci support 2 is 31.328234. Looking at one month Woodie pivot, we note the level at 32.6025. The Woodie support 1 pivot is 31.995, and the Woodie resistance 1 pivot is 33.945.

Traders focusing on technical analysis may be interested in following the Awesome Oscillator level. Currently, the reading is 1.8300632. Typically, when the Awesome Oscillator moves above the zero line, this would indicate that the short term momentum is rising quicker than the long term momentum. A cross below the zero line would indicate that short term momentum is dropping faster than the long term momentum.

Traders following shares of Southside Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBSI) may have noted that the stock most recently closed at 34.02. Going back a full-year, the stock has seen a change of -2.938659 over that stretch. Taking the focus in to more recent action, shares have seen a move of 6.0473814 over the last week. Over the prior month, the stock has moved 6.445557. Over the past three months, the stock has moved -3.3522727.

There are multiple moving average indicators that traders may rely on when conducting stock research. One of the most popular is the Simple Moving Average. The SMA is unweighted, meaning that each period in the set of data is weighted equally. Looking at some SMA levels, we can see that the 10 day is 33.56, the 20 day is 32.618, and the 30 day is 32.007. Tracking some other time periods, we note that the 50 day SMA is 31.9801 , the 100 day is 32.416428 , and the 200 day SMA is currently 33.607388.

Tracking the Hull Moving Average, we note that the current level is 33.986557. The Hull Moving Average was introduced by Alan Hull. Swing traders often use this indicator in combination with other signals in order to help identify possible entry and exit spots.

Expanding the technical focus for Southside Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBSI), we see that the Keltner Channels 20 day upper band is 33.40553, and the 20 day lower band is32.38864. The Keltner Channels indicator is similar to Bollinger Bands and Moving Average Envelopes.

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Many traders will look to optimize stock trades by using various technical indicators. The Ichimoku Cloud indicator is highly flexible and is commonly used in conjunction with the RSI to help confirm momentum and overall trends. Let’s focus on a few different Ichimoku readings for Southside Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBSI):

Ichimoku Cloud Base Line: 31.8862
Ichimoku Cloud Conversion Line: 33.39085
Ichimoku Lead 1: 31.795
Ichimoku Lead 2: 32.21