Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Paladin Labs hits new high
A Bullish Crossover stock in last week's TSX reports, Paladin Labs Inc. (TSX:PLB) soared to a new 52-week high in early trading today before settling back to $12.65. The Bullish Crossover (13-week moving average moves above the 40-week moving average), although a lagging indicator, is often a good timing signal for entry into a stock and is the core trend indicator used by the Stock Trends TSX Portfolio trading strategy. However, PLB had insufficient trading volume and underperformed the S&P/TSX Composite last week - important sets of criteria in this mechanical trading system. Still, PLB is an interesting play in the pharmaceutical space.