Shares of SO Now Oversold

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In trading on Friday, shares of Southern Company (Symbol: SO) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $43.98 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 Southern Company , the RSI reading has hit 27.3 – by comparison, the universe of energy stocks covered by Energy Stock Channel currently has an average RSI of 55.2, the RSI of WTI Crude Oil is at 75.9, the RSI of Henry Hub Natural Gas is presently 68.9, and the 3-2-1 Crack Spread RSI is 51.8. A bullish investor could look at SO’s 27.3 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), SO’s low point in its 52 week range is $43.16 per share, with $53.51 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $44.02. Southern Company shares are currently trading off about 1.4% on the day.

Southern Company 1 Year Performance Chart According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, SO makes up 7.27% of the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund ETF (Symbol: XLU) which is trading lower by about 0.7% on the day Friday.

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Referenced Symbols: SO , XLU
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