Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN)

Aruba Networks, Inc. provides network access solutions for the mobile enterprises worldwide. It offers ArubaOS, an operating system software for wired, wireless, and remote access products for integrating user-based security, application-aware radio-frequency services, and wireless local area network (LAN) access to deliver mobile networking solutions, as well as provides various software modules for ArubaOS. The company also offers Mobility Controllers, which provides context-aware networking across wireless and wired LANs, virtual private network (VPN) connections, and remote offices; ClearPass Access Management System for bring your own device provisioning and onboarding, as well as for IT-issued and personal mobile devices to connect to any network; Aruba Instant, a controller-less Wi-Fi solution; AirWave, a multivendor network management software that manages radio frequency (RF) environment, controllers, wired infrastructure, and access points; and Access Points, which offers integrated RF management, intrusion prevention, and support for maximum client density of smartphones and tablets.

Please take a look at the 1-year chart of ARUN (Aruba Networks, Inc.) below with my added notations:

1-year chart of ARUN (Aruba Networks, Inc.)

In contrast to the overall stock market, ARUN has had a rough slide since March. After a couple of large gaps lower in May though, the stock has slowly started to rebound and is fast approaching $18. The level (navy) is key to ARUN because it was both support back in October and November, and it was also resistance in May after the 2nd gap lower.

The Tale of the Tape: ARUN is approaching a key level at $18. A trader could enter a short position at $18 with a stop placed above that level. If the stock were to break back above that $18 resistance a long position would be recommended instead.

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Christian Tharp, CMT