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Lupin: The Next Big Breakout?

Aug 10, 2023

Lupin is a large Indian pharmaceutical company headquartered in Mumbai.

With a rich history over five decades, Lupin has established itself as a global player in the industry. The company's focus areas are research, development, manufacturing, and marketing of a wide range of generic and branded pharmaceutical products.

Through its robust distribution network, it serves patients in over 100 countries, providing affordable drugs.

In this article, we will discuss the technical chart set up of the company's stock.

Technical View

Lupin Weekly Chart


In the weekly chart above, the stock has broken out from a basing pattern of 62 weeks with a bullish range shift in the Relative Strength Index (RSI) and a positive crossover on the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator.

Following the post-pandemic recovery in the pharma sector, the stock rallied, but the momentum proved to be short-lived, reaching a peak in May 2021.

The stock reversed and witnessed a declined significantly by over 50% but managed to hold the pandemic low at Rs 495.

Finally, the stock price breakout from the consolidation zone after 62 weeks. This breakout signifies a shift in market sentiment and a start of a new bullish phase.

The breakout from the basing pattern indicates a change in the supply-demand dynamics and can lead to significant price movements.

The duration of 62 weeks holds significance in the Fibonacci time cycle, which is derived from the Fibonacci sequence.

As 61.80% is the golden ratio as per the Fibonacci theory, the breakout from the 62-week time cycle theory adds weight to the breakout of price and time.

The Dow Theory has highlighted a promising shift towards a bullish sentiment. This is characterised by the emergence of a higher high - higher low structure.

This pattern indicates upward momentum. It has been notably validated by key breakouts at both the 800 and 1,000 levels. These confirmatory breakthroughs serve to solidify the notion of a bullish reversal.

This pattern instils optimism among traders and reflects a potential shift in market sentiment.

The breakout from the descending trendline serves as a crucial confirmation layer for the prevailing bullish momentum in the stock.

This significant breach of the trendline not only validates the upward movement but also provides a tangible signal of a potential trend reversal.

As the stock surpasses this technical barrier, it adds a heightened level of assurance to the ongoing bullish sentiment. This enhances the credibility of the upward trajectory and bolsters investor confidence.

The price breakout on the charts is accompanied by indicators such as RSI and MACD, which are signalling strength in the breakout.

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a popular momentum oscillator used to assess the strength of price movements. A bullish range shift in the RSI indicates that the buying pressure is increasing, suggesting a potential continuation of the bullish trend.

Also, a positive crossover has occurred on the MACD where the signal line has crossed above the MACD line. This crossover is seen as a bullish signal and confirms the reversal in the stock.


When the Relative Strength Index (RSI) trends within the overbought zone, certain risk parameters come into play. This zone, typically marked by an RSI value above 70, points to an overextended price movement and a high probability of a price correction.

Investors need to exercise caution as this situation may indicate that the asset is trading above its perceived intrinsic value.

While it doesn't necessarily imply an immediate reversal, it does suggest a higher likelihood of a pullback or consolidation.

The recent technical breakout in the stock, aligned with the time cycle theory, strongly suggests a reversal in the prevailing trend. However, the cautionary presence of an overbought Relative Strength Index (RSI) suggests a potential retest of the breakout.

The retest of breakout can present an opportunity for investors to strategically implement a "buy-on-dips" strategy.

By capitalising on price pullbacks that may occur due to the overbought conditions, investors can position themselves advantageously.

They could enter the stock at more favourable price points, thereby improving their potential gains while mitigating risks of an overextended price movement.

Brijesh Bhatia

Brijesh Bhatia Research Analyst and expert chartist, is the editor of Alpha Wave Profits. Fully committed to his craft, Brijesh has mastered the art of making money by trading using technical analysis. Brijesh has an MBA from ICFAI and 16 years of experience in India's financial markets. He began his career on Dalal Street as commodities dealer and it wasn't long before he developed his own unique trading system. Brijesh worked on his trading system until it could be expected to deliver 5 units of return for every unit of risk.

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