Gas stock crowded with sellers

In trading on Thursday, shares of AGL Resources Inc. entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as US$49.65 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.

In the case of AGL Resources Inc., the RSI reading has hit 27.2 — by comparison, the universe of energy stocks covered by Energy Stock Channel currently has an average RSI of 51.0, the RSI of WTI Crude Oil is at 52.0, and the RSI of Henry Hub Natural Gas is presently 45.2.

A bullish investor could look at GAS’s 27.2 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), GAS’s low point in its 52 week range is US$45.30 per share, with US$57.75 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of US$49.78. AGL Resources Inc. shares are currently trading down about 5.7% on the day.

According to the ETF Finder at ETFChannel.com, GAS makes up 3.22% of the First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund ETF (AMEX: FXU) which is trading lower by about 0.2% on the day Thursday.