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Intertape Polymer

06/27/13 02:14:57 PM
by Koos van der Merwe

As the economy recovers - this was confirmed by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke last week - so will Intertape Polymer.

Security:   ITP-T
Position:   Buy

IPG (Intertape Polymer Group) manufactures a broad range of packaging products and systems for both industrial and retail customers. These include one of the largest offerings of tape available: pressure sensitive and water-activated, carton-sealing, masking, filament, flatback, cloth/duct, double-coated, high performance specialty, electrical, automotive, and HVAC tapes. The company also manufactures shrink film and stretch film as well as carton-sealing equipment, ink jet printing systems and labelling systems. Established in 1981 with headquarters in Montreal, Quebec, and Bradenton, Florida, IPG employs approximately 2,000 employees with operations in 16 locations, including 11 manufacturing facilities in North America and one in Europe.

Figure 1. Monthly Chart.
Graphic provided by: AdvancedGET.
The monthly chart in Figure 1 shows how the price fell from a high of $49.35 in August 1999 as the technology bubble started to burst, to a low of 59 cents by March 2009. From that date the share price started recovering as the economy started recovering. However, with the price presently at $12.84 and the RSI indicator at overbought levels, the share price on the monthly chart is not a buy.

Figure 2. Weekly Chart
Graphic provided by: AdvancedGET.
The weekly chart in Figure 2 shows the two cup & handle formations that developed, the second one suggesting a target of $6.04 (3.55 - 1.06 = 2.49 + 3.55 =6.04). As one can see the share price continued to rise strongly even though the RSI was at overbought levels, suggesting a sell. The Elliott Wave count is showing that a Wave V is complete at $13.04 and with the RSI showing a divergence sell, the price should fall to somewhere in the fourth wave, between $5.66 and $9.12.

Figure 3. Daily Chart
Graphic provided by: Omnitrader.
The daily chart in Figure 3 shows the buy signal received on the vote line, a summation of the various strategies shown in green below the vote line, on June 21, 2013. Looking at previous buy signals given, you can see how profitable the signals were. With an advisor rating of 77, buying the share for the short-term looks comfortable. The RSI indicator and the TDI indicator are both suggesting a buy.

I would be a buyer of IPG at present levels, but with the monthly and weekly charts suggesting a sell, I would keep my stop signals close, and watch the Verve trailing stop for any hint of a sell.

Koos van der Merwe

Has been a technical analyst since 1969, and has worked as a futures and options trader with First Financial Futures in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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