Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE:RPAI)’s Share Price Remains -11.08% Away From 52-Week High

Institutions are holding 88.30% of the total Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE:RPAI) shares after a change of 1.00%  in transactions over the last few months.  After a -0.08% gap in the most recent session the shares settled at 11.92  at the time of writing.  The 1137789 shares trading hands was in comparison to the 1741.43 average volume and the 0.65 relative volume.  2.17% of total shares are float short yielding a short ratio of 2.64.

Seasoned investors tend to spend a large amount of time trying to decipher the correct procedure for beating the stock market. This may involve figuring out a proper strategy, and deciding which stocks to start with when constructing a portfolio.

Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE:RPAI)’s performance this year to date is 9.86%.  The stock has performed 2.14% over the last seven days, 1.27% over the last thirty, and 0.59% over the last three months.  Over the last six months, Retail Properties of America, Inc.’s stock has been -6.58% and -1.89% for the year.

When looking at companies that are considered to be oversold, it is important to consider the moving averages of the security.  We see here that the stock is 5.60% away from the 20-Day Simple Moving Average.  Their 50-Day Simple Moving Average is a difference of 0.36% from current levels.  Further back, their 200-Day Simple Moving Average is -1.74% difference from today’s price.  Currently, the stock is -8.10% from its 50-Day High and 12.72% from the 50-day low. 

Let’s take a look at some recent technical levels on shares of Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE:RPAI). The current 14-day RSI is noted at 57.26, the 7-day is 68.81, and the 3-day is seen at 77.09. The RSI, or Relative Strength Index is a popular oscillating indicator among traders and investors. The RSI operates in a range-bound area with values between 0 and 100. Many traders keep an eye on the 30 and 70 marks on the RSI scale. A move above 70 is widely considered to show the stock as overbought, and a move below 30 would indicate that the stock may be oversold. Traders may use these levels to help identify stock price reversals.

Traders may be focusing on other technical indicators for stock assessment. Presently, Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE:RPAI) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of 76.65. The CCI technical indicator can be used to help determine if a stock is overbought or oversold. CCI may also be used to help discover divergences that could possibly signal reversal moves. A CCI closer to +100 may provide an overbought signal, and a CCI near -100 may offer an oversold signal. Investors may be watching other technical indicators such as the Williams Percent Range or Williams %R. The Williams %R is a momentum indicator that helps measure oversold and overbought levels. This indicator compares the closing price of a stock in relation to the highs and lows over a certain time period.

A common look back period is 14 days. Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE:RPAI)’s Williams %R presently stands at -6.29. The Williams %R oscillates in a range from 0 to -100. A reading between 0 and -20 would indicate an overbought situation. A reading from -80 to -100 would indicate an oversold situation.

Currently, the 14-day ADX for Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE:RPAI) is sitting at 21.59. Generally speaking, an ADX value from 0-25 would indicate an absent or weak trend. A value of 25-50 would support a strong trend. A value of 50-75 would identify a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would lead to an extremely strong trend. ADX is used to gauge trend strength but not trend direction. Traders often add the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) to identify the direction of a trend.

A widely used tool among technical stock analysts is the moving average. Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators that simply take the average price of a stock over a certain period of time. Moving averages can be very helpful for spotting peaks and troughs. They may also be used to help the trader figure out reliable support and resistance levels for the stock. Currently, the 200-day MA is sitting at 12.03.

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