In trading on Friday, shares of Vermilion Energy Inc (Symbol: VET) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $32 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 Vermilion Energy Inc, the RSI reading has hit 28.5 - by comparison, the universe of energy stocks covered by Energy Stock Channel
currently has an average RSI of 50.9, the RSI of WTI Crude Oil
is at 44.6, the RSI of Henry Hub Natural Gas
is presently 60.0, and the 3-2-1 Crack Spread
RSI is 55.3. A bullish investor could look at VET's 28.5 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), VET's low point in its 52 week range is $30.18 per share, with $40.59 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $32.13. Vermilion Energy Inc shares are currently trading down about 1.3% on the day.
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