In trading on Friday, shares of Exelon Corp. (NYSE:EXC) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $39.63 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.
A bullish investor could look at EXC's 29.4 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), EXC's low point in its 52 week range is $39.06 per share, with $45.45 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $39.70. Exelon Corp. shares are currently trading off about 1.2% on the day.
EXC operates in the Electric Utilities sector, among companies like American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) which is off about 0.2% today, and NextEra Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE) trading lower by about 0.4%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of EXC, versus AEP and NEE.
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