MTRX Crosses Critical Technical Indicator

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In trading on Tuesday, shares of Matrix Service Co. (Symbol: MTRX) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $29.80 per share. We define oversold territory using the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which is a technical analysis indicator used to measure momentum on a scale of zero to 100. A stock is considered to be oversold if the RSI reading falls below 30.

In the case of Matrix Service Co., the RSI reading has hit 27.5 - by comparison, the universe of energy stocks covered by Energy Stock Channel currently has an average RSI of 52.4, the RSI of WTI Crude Oil is at 41.4, and the RSI of Henry Hub Natural Gas is presently 34.9. A bullish investor could look at MTRX's 27.5 reading as a sign that the recent heavy selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and begin to look for entry point opportunities on the buy side.

Looking at a chart of one year performance (below), MTRX's low point in its 52 week range is $15.45 per share, with $38.71 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $30.15. Matrix Service Co. shares are currently trading down about 3.1% on the day.


Matrix Service Co. 1 Year Performance Chart

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MTRX makes up 2.42% of the PowerShares Dynamic Building & Construction Portfolio ETF (Symbol: PKB) which is trading lower by about 0.8% on the day Tuesday.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



This article appears in: Investing , Commodities

Referenced Stocks: MTRX , PKB

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