Akamai Technologies (AKAM) flashed the golden cross (50-day moving average rises above 200-day) signal.
The green price bars showing outperformance vs. SPX.
We can see AKAM topped out in December 2010 and made new lows in October 2011.
AKAM has been able to show early signs of a bottom.
Let’s see if the 200DMA turns into a major support area.
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Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney downgrades AKAM to sell rating.
CNBC interviewed Mahaney. [8min mark his AKAM thoughts]