In trading on Wednesday, shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE:COG) entered into overbought territory, changing hands as high as $87.18 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 Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., the RSI reading has hit 70.3 — by comparison, the universe of energy stocks covered by Energy Stock Channel currently has an average RSI of 58.7, the RSI of WTI Crude Oil is at 76.9, and the RSI of Henry Hub Natural Gas is presently 39.2.
A bearish investor could look at COG's 70.3 reading as a sign that the recent heavy buying is in the process of exhausting itself, and shares are due for a pullback.
Looking at a chart of one year performance (below), COG's low point in its 52 week range is $33.13 per share, with $90.00 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $86.77. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. shares are currently trading up about 1% on the day.
COG operates in the Oil & Gas Exploration & Production sector, among companies like Brigham Exploration Co. (BEXP) which is trading flat today, and Rowan Cos., Inc. (NYSE:RDC) trading up by about 0.6%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of COG, versus BEXP and RDC.
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