Alphabet share price activity gapped to the downside in a premarket slump that saw the stock lose nearly 9% from yesterday’s close, as fears surrounding the coronavirus continue. However, Alphabet share price is now rallying after the company announced that it was going to invest upwards of $10 billion in new offices and data centres all over the United States in 2020.
The new investments could create thousands of new jobs in a direct labour force for Google, as well as indirect jobs that will go into construction and alternative energy for the new facilities that will be built across 11 states.
The new move may be a move to reduce the company’s exposures in the Far East and increase its domestic presence to serve the North American continent. Alphabet share price has been quite resilient against the coronavirus impact on stocks. Still, the company which operates the Google brand was unable to weather the systemic shocks that the coronavirus spread has brought to the US markets since the week began.
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Technical Outlook for Alphabet Share Price
Alphabet share price is starting to claw back on some of the losses of the day after hitting slightly above $1380.47, having slumped nearly $103 from yesterday’s close. It is now trading at 1403.63 as it aims to test the 1427.95 support-turned-resistance, in an attempt to close the gap. A successful break of this price level would enable Alphabet share price to close the gap and aim to retake previous highs around 1500, where its 21 Jan high is found.
Failure to top the resistance level at 1427.95 could open the door for the price to attempt another push lower, with the 1336.42 support being next in line. Realistically, the price may also trade in a sideways pattern, using these two price areas as the upper and lower barriers respectively. 1292.90 remains a viable downside target if there is a breakdown of 1336.42.