In trading on Thursday, shares of Buckle, Inc. (NYSE:BKE) entered into overbought territory, changing hands as high as $45.89 per share. We define overbought 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 overbought if the RSI reading rises above 70.
In the case of Buckle, Inc. , the RSI reading has hit 70.4 — by comparison, the universe of dividend stocks covered by Dividend Channel currently has an average RSI of 61.2.
A bearish investor could look at BKE's 70.4 reading as a sign that the recent heavy buying is in the process of exhausting itself, and shares are due for a pullback. The chart below shows the one year performance of BKE shares:
Looking at the chart above, BKE's low point in its 52 week range is $28.53 per share, with $47.97 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $45.53.
Among the fundamental datapoints dividend investors should investigate to decide if they are bullish on BKE is its dividend history.
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but, looking at the history chart below can help in judging whether the most recent dividend is likely to continue.
BKE Dividend History
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.
BKE operates in the Apparel Stores sector, among companies like TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) which is trading flat today, and Limited Brands Inc. (NYSE:LTD) trading relatively unchanged. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of BKE, versus TJX and LTD.
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