The ResMed Share Price Up on Results (ASX:RMD)

San Diego-based healthcare company ResMed Inc [ASX:RMD] has seen a 16% increase in year-over-year revenue to $769.5 million. The ResMed share price is up 5.47% to $24.68 at the time of writing.

ASX RMD - ResMed Share Price Chart 1

Source: Optuma

The ResMed share price and COVID-19

As a global healthcare company, ResMed had a pre-coronavirus focus on the development, manufacturing, and distribution of sleep disorder respiratory machines. ResMed then pivoted their business to create ventilators in response to the COVID-19 virus pandemic currently gripping the world.

ResMed’s CEO, Mick Farrell, commented:

We are operating during unprecedented times, and I am extremely proud of the way our global ResMed team has responded to the COVID-19 crisis.

Our primary goals are the safety and wellbeing of our team members, and the preservation of life – helping people breathe while their immune system fights this coronavirus.

Future for ResMed share price

Noted in the results was that:

Revenue in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America, excluding Software as a Service, grew by 12% driven by strong sales across our mask and device product portfolios, including increased demand for our ventilators due to COVID-19.

This could bode well for ResMed in the current climate. Right now, in the US alone there are over one million cases of COVID-19 and more than 63,000 deaths, showing that now, more than ever, people need the products that companies like ResMed produce.

On the charts, ResMed is looking strong. Having fallen to a low of $18.10 in March, if momentum persists this may be the lowest ebb for some time, in my view. The ResMed share price has rebounded well, recording only a 12.03% loss in price from the all-time high in February 2020.

ASX RMD - ResMed Share Price Chart 2

Source: Optuma

As you can see, the ResMed share price has come down in the last week and seems to of found resistance at the historical level of $22.93, should if continue to fall, the level of $20.76 may come into focus. In the event of a move back to the upside, extension levels of $27.39, $28.56, and potentially $32.05 may come into play.

ASX RMD - ResMed Share Price Chart 3

Source: Optuma

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Carl Wittkopp,
For Money Morning


Carl Wittkopp writes for Money Morning and has a diploma in Financial Planning. He specialises in technical analysis.

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