There’s been a lot happening in the Cannabis stock space. Aurora Cannabis (ACBFF) announced its plans to acquire MedReleaf (MEDFF), Canopy Growth Corp (TWMJF) is scheduled to be listed on the NYSE at the end of this month, and Maricann completes its European acquisition of Haxxon AG.

Amid all of this activity, Aphria (APHQF) is currently basing, reaching a potential breakout point at relatively high volume. Take a look at the chart below:

Aphria-5-15-18-271x300 Aphria (APHQF) is Currently Basing, But Will It Follow Through?

Aphria was in a short-term downtrend, hitting a relative bottom in April. It made a correction to the upside (1) with relatively high volume (2).

Following this potential upside “correction” we watched as it retested its April swing-low. However, price did not violate that range and instead formed a deep “cup” formation.

Currently, this “cup” is peaking (3), once again with higher volume (4). This indicates that buyers may be exerting more pressure than sellers. Looking at Aphria’s performance since it s peak in January of this year, this pattern may smack something of a double bottom.

The question now is whether it will break out. And if so, will it follow through. At the time of this writing, there is no direct fundamental info driving this stock, but given the company’s fundamentals, it may be rising in relation to the positive news driving the industry as a whole.

Our Swing Trade Ideas:

This may be an aggressive entry, but for those interested in swing trading this setup, we recommend the following:

  • Buy Aphria if it breaks above $10.00 on high volume.
  • Place a stop-loss at the bottom of the base, $6.90.
  • Short-term profit target is at $13.50 which is the 50% Fib retracement from the January high.
  • Longer-term profit target is at the January high of $19.90

 


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