Shares of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) have formed an inverse Head and Shoulders Pattern, What’s Next?  The stock currently sits at $47.87.

An “inverse head and shoulders” pattern is a technical financial chart pattern which predicts the reversal of a current downtrend.  The pattern is noted when the price action of a stock price falls to a trough and then rises, followed by the price falling below the former valley and then rises for a second time, and, finally, the price falls once more, but not to the depths of the second valley.

Once the final valley is created, the price heads back up toward the top of the previous valleys.  The first and third valley are considered to be the “shoulders”, where the second peak creates the “head”.  Traders will look for a large increase in volume, thus confirming the validity of the reverse breakout.  This pattern is the inverse of the head and shoulders pattern, which predicts shifts in a downtrend rather as opposed to an uptrend.


Based on the current consensus analyst target price of 47.87, analysts have a current recommendation of 2.50 on the shares.  This is on a consensus basis according to Thomson Reuters. Using the formula PEG (P/E) / Annual EPS Growth (the ratio used to determine a stock’s value while taking into account the earnings’ growth), Wall Street is confident with this recommendation.


Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months,  The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG)’s stock was 11.78%.  Over the last week of the month, it was 1.92%, 20.69% over the last quarter, and  6.46% for the past six months. 

Over the past 50 days, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. stock was -0.33% off of the high and 15.18% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -0.33% (High), 32.95%, (Low). 

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