What’s happening at Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY)? What made the stock one of the top performing stock today? The company is indeed among the top gainers of the stock market, skyrocketing 19.93% (or 2.37 points) to $14.26 from its previous close of $11.89. So is it the right moment to buy?
The shares had an increased trading volume of 64,320,041 contracts this session compared to the average daily volume of last 10 days of 62,005,550 contracts and they had an increased trading volume compared to the average daily volume of last 3 months of 17,961,678 contracts.
The indicator of a company’s profitability, the earnings per share ratio is -1.22. This value shows how much money a company makes for each share of its stock. A higher EPS indicates more value because investors will pay more for a company with higher profits. This is negative and tells you exactly how much money the company lost per share of its 893.3M outstanding stocks.
The closing market price for this trading session was 51.06% over 52 weeks minimum price of $9.44 and 79.28% under 52 weeks maximum price of $68.83. Also the price is -64.50% less than 200 day average of $40.17 and -59.28% less than 50 day average of $35.02.
At post-market close the stock price was $14.08, thus decreasing -1.26% (or -0.18 points) with respect to regular market close.
Looking at the trading signals for Occidental Petroleum Corporation over last 6 months of daily time series of prices, the two-week relative strength index (RSI), a momentum indicator that measures the size of recent changes of price to evaluate overbought or oversold conditions, stands at 20.98. According to standard usage, it’s value less than 30 indicates that OXY is becoming oversold or undervalued and may be preparing for a trend reversal or corrective pushback in price. The stochastic oscillator reading, another momentum indicator of overbought and oversold conditions, stands at 15.97. According to standard usage, it’s value less than 20 is considered in the oversold range. But let’s keep in mind that even stochastic readings very close to thresholds are not indicative of imminent reversal. In fact very strong trends can maintain overbought or oversold conditions for an extended period, but changes in the stochastic oscillator might suggest future trend shifts.
Another important signal comes from the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD), a trend-following momentum indicator. It helps investors understand whether the bullish or bearish movement in the price is strengthening or weakening. Traders keep constatly an eye on the move of the MACD above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the 12-period Exponential Moving Average (EMA) relative to the 26-period EMA. It currently stands at -7.25. The MACD is below the zero line, which means that the short-term average value of OXY is below that of the long-term average, thus implying a downward momentum. Besides, its signal, given by nine-day EMA of the MACD, stands at -5.02. According to standard usage, this is a bearish signal which indicates that it may be time to sell your OXY stocks.
Latest news that might have contributed to the great perfomance of OXY today are:
- It's Probably the Best Time in a Decade to Buy Berkshire Hathaway, published on Fri, 13 Mar 2020 23:42:21 +0000
- Oil Price War Erases $196 Billion From Energy Stocks in a Week, published on Fri, 13 Mar 2020 21:10:18 +0000
- Prepare For Bankruptcies, Layoffs And A Drilling Slowdown, published on Fri, 13 Mar 2020 19:00:00 +0000