In trading on Monday, shares of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (Symbol: XOP) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $31.64 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 SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, the RSI reading has hit 29.6 - by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 33.3. A bullish investor could look at XOP's 29.6 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), XOP's low point in its 52 week range is $31.64 per share, with $71.20 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $31.74. SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production shares are currently trading down about 5.4% on the day.
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