In trading on Thursday, shares of Banro Corporation (AMEX:BAA) entered into overbought territory, changing hands as high as $4.47 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 Banro Corporation, the RSI reading has hit 70.2 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) is presently 70.0.
Investors could look at BAA's 70.2 reading as a sign that the recent heavy buying is overdue to take a break, which could bring a pullback in the stock. The chart below shows the one year performance of BAA shares:
Looking at the chart above, BAA's low point in its 52 week range is $2.45 per share, with $5.27 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $4.42.
BAA operates in the Precious Metals sector, among companies like Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) which is up about 0.4% today and has a current RSI reading of 46.0. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of BAA, versus RGLD.
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