So many of these bullish moves I am seeing in charts are coming on below average volume - it truly is difficult to destruct long formed rules, and chase these names. Echelon (ELON) is another candidate, from the "smart grid" subsector, I've been watching for a few months. Unlike the name we hold in the space - Echelon has seen revenue drop year over year (by 20%), but the stock runs on any Obama type electric grid stimulus talk - so revenue growth, or profitability is simply a sideshow in our current market. Comments like this below are what get speculators juices flowing:
Last week the Department of Energy announced the allocation of its $3.4 billion in Smart Grid funding to about 100 projects nationwide. With projects expected to be complete within three years, and Duke Energy one of the larger recipients, Echelon should benefit directly from the U.S. stimulus package to the extent Duke accelerates its project.
After suffering for a few months, this unprofitable company has now put 6 straight positive sessions in a row together - capped off with Monday's move over and above the 50 day moving average.
All positives, and I should probably be a buyer here - however, volume during this entire move is slow. We'll see if this shows up on technical traders screens tomorrow.
Echelon Corporation is leading the worldwide transformation of the electricity grid into a smart, communicating energy network, connecting utilities to their customers, and providing customers with energy aware homes and businesses that react to conditions on the grid. Echelon's NES System – the backbone for the smart grid – is used by utilities to replace existing stand-alone electricity meters with a network infrastructure that is open, inexpensive, reliable, and proven. Echelon's LonWorks® Infrastructure products extend the smart grid, powering tens of millions of energy aware, everyday devices made by thousands of companies – connecting them to each other and the grid.
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