Oversold conditions for Northern Trust (NTRS)

LLegendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be afraid when others are greedy, and to be greedy when others are fearful. One way to try to gauge the fear level of a given stock is to use a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum on a scale of zero to 100. A stock is considered as oversold if the RSI reading falls below 30.

In Tuesday’s trading, shares of Northern Trust Corp (ticker: NTRS) entered oversold territory, hitting an RSI reading of 29.98, after changing hands as low as $92.555 per share. By comparison, the current RSI reading of the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) is 31.4. A bullish investor might take today’s RSI of 29.98 from NTRS as a sign that the recent sell-off is running out and starting to look for entry point opportunities on the buy side. The chart below shows the one-year performance of NTRS stocks:

Looking at the chart above, NTRS’ low point in its 52-week range is $92.555 per share, with $135.15 as its 52-week high – compare with a last trade of $93.60.

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