From the high of $66.38, Sempra Energy declined to $34.29 (A-B), had a recovery rally to $57.18 (C) and then settled in a trading range mostly between $45 and $56 (dashed lines). Recent price action (D) suggests a breakout from this trading range; a sustained rise above $57-$58 would confirm the breakout. Only a decline below about $51 would be negative. A rise above $57-$58 would signal Point & Figure targets of $64 and $69 (15- and 25-per-cent appreciation potentials from current levels). Higher targets are visible.
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