In trading on Tuesday, shares of Halliburton Company (Symbol: HAL) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $34.63 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 Halliburton Company, the RSI reading has hit 26.3 - by comparison, the universe of energy stocks covered by Energy Stock Channel
currently has an average RSI of 40.2, the RSI of WTI Crude Oil
is at 37.0, the RSI of Henry Hub Natural Gas
is presently 58.0, and the 3-2-1 Crack Spread
RSI is 38.2. A bullish investor could look at HAL's 26.3 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), HAL's low point in its 52 week range is $34.63 per share, with $57.86 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $35.20. Halliburton Company shares are currently trading off about 3.3% on the day.
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