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APA Crosses Critical Technical Indicator

In trading on Monday, shares of Apache Corp (Symbol: APA) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $60.93 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 Apache Corp, the RSI reading has hit 28.4 - by comparison, the universe of energy stocks covered by Energy Stock Channel currently has an average RSI of 51.6, the RSI of WTI Crude Oil is at 54.7, the RSI of Henry Hub Natural Gas is presently 40.4, and the 3-2-1 Crack Spread RSI is 36.9. A bullish investor could look at APA's 28.4 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), APA's low point in its 52 week range is $33.23 per share, with $69.00 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $60.99. Apache Corp shares are currently trading down about 1.4% on the day.

Apache Corp 1 Year Performance Chart

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, APA makes up 18.71% of the ProShares MSCI EAFE Dividend Growers ETF (Symbol: EFAD) which is trading up by about 0.1% on the day Monday.

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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 Nasdaq, Inc.

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