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Splunk Earns RS Rating Upgrade

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On Thursday, Splunk ( SPLK ) received a positive adjustment to its Relative Strength ( RS ) Rating , from 69 to 77.

[ibd-display-video id=2102289 width=50 float=left autostart=true] IBD's proprietary RS Rating measures market leadership by using a 1 (worst) to 99 (best) score that identifies how a stock's price performance over the last 52 weeks stacks up against all the other stocks in our database.

History shows that the best-performing stocks tend to have an 80 or better RS Rating as they begin their largest price moves. See if Splunk can continue to rebound and hit that benchmark.

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Splunk broke out earlier, but has fallen back below the prior 69.71 entry from a cup without handle . In the scenario where a stock breaks out then falls 7% or more below the entry price, it's considered a failed breakout. If that happens, it's best to wait for a new pattern to form. Also understand that the most recent consolidation is a later-stage base, and those involve more risk.

Splunk saw both earnings and sales growth rise last quarter. Earnings-per-share increased from 0% to 60%. Revenue rose from 30% to 32%. The next quarterly results are expected on or around Nov. 29.

The company holds the No. 2 rank among its peers in the Computer Software-Database industry group. Progress Software ( PRGS ) is the top-ranked stock within the group.

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