Top 10 Most Overbought and Oversold S&P 500 Stocks

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by: Kapitall

The following is a list of the 10 most overbought and 10 most oversold S&P 500 stocks, based on the RSI(14) indicator. We've also included an interactive visualization of analyst ratings for the oversold stocks mentioned in the article.

A reading close to 70 usually indicates overbought conditions, while a reading close to 30 reflect oversold conditions. RSI data sourced from Finviz.

We won't go into a detailed discussion about these companies. The goal here is to give you a starting point for your own analysis.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the top six most oversold stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research. Note: The numbers on top of items represent the forward P/E ratio, if available.

Top 10 Most Oversold S&P 500 Stocks

1. Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE:FDO): Discount, Variety Stores Industry. Market cap of $5.36B. RSI(14) at 19.22. Short float at 5.68%, which implies a short ratio of 3.11 days. The stock has gained 37.59% over the last year.

2. Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW): Advertising Agencies Industry. Market cap of $2.07B. RSI(14) at 19.43. Short float at 14.42%, which implies a short ratio of 5.11 days. The stock has lost -0.87% over the last year.

3. Tellabs Inc. (NASDAQ:TLAB): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $1.96B. RSI(14) at 21.46. Short float at 3.94%, which implies a short ratio of 2.21 days. The stock has lost -18.71% over the last year.

4. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV): Regional Airlines Industry. Market cap of $8.85B. RSI(14) at 22.52. Short float at 2.3%, which implies a short ratio of 3.1 days. The stock has gained 2.78% over the last year.

5. RadioShack Corp. (NYSE:RSH): Electronics Stores Industry. Market cap of $1.73B. RSI(14) at 23.07. Short float at 10.47%, which implies a short ratio of 3.69 days. The stock has lost -23.07% over the last year.

6. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE:MJN): Processed and Packaged Goods Industry. Market cap of $11.85B. RSI(14) at 24.95. Short float at 0.93%, which implies a short ratio of 1.46 days. The stock has gained 28.24% over the last year.

7. Hospira Inc. (NYSE:HSP): Drug Delivery Industry. Market cap of $9.2B. RSI(14) at 25.43. Short float at 1.6%, which implies a short ratio of 2.62 days. The stock has gained 6.89% over the last year.

8. Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCBK): Savings and Loan Industry. Market cap of $5.79B. RSI(14) at 26.54. Short float at 3%, which implies a short ratio of 2.35 days. The stock has lost -13.87% over the last year.

9. Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS): Apparel Stores Industry. Market cap of $11.99B. RSI(14) at 27.86. Short float at 6.08%, which implies a short ratio of 2.79 days. The stock has gained 2.2% over the last year.

10. Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN): Apparel Stores Industry. Market cap of $5.58B. RSI(14) at 27.95. Short float at 11.46%, which implies a short ratio of 4.33 days. The stock has gained 4.1% over the last year.

Top 10 Most Overbought S&P 500 Stocks


1. Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI): Oil and Gas Equipment and Services Industry. Market cap of $29.56B. RSI(14) at 82.17. Short float at 2.11%, which implies a short ratio of 1.91 days. The stock has gained 46.44% over the last year.

2. Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM): Major Integrated Oil and Gas Industry. Market cap of $423.12B. RSI(14) at 81.2. Short float at 0.76%, which implies a short ratio of 1.76 days. The stock has gained 28.7% over the last year.

3. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO): Oil and Gas Refining and Marketing Industry. Market cap of $33.08B. RSI(14) at 80.34. Short float at 1.77%, which implies a short ratio of 1.74 days. The stock has gained 55.64% over the last year.

4. Helmerich & Payne Inc. (NYSE:HP): Oil and Gas Drilling and Exploration Industry. Market cap of $6.25B. RSI(14) at 80.05. Short float at 5.52%, which implies a short ratio of 4.65 days. The stock has gained 37.07% over the last year.

5. Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $35.46B. RSI(14) at 79.25. Short float at 1.74%, which implies a short ratio of 2.03 days. The stock has gained 22.71% over the last year.

6. Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MU): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $10.78B. RSI(14) at 78.71. Short float at 8%, which implies a short ratio of 2.1 days. The stock has gained 15.61% over the last year.

7. Teradyne Inc. (NYSE:TER): Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Industry. Market cap of $3.08B. RSI(14) at 77.86. Short float at 11.02%, which implies a short ratio of 3.41 days. The stock has gained 73.47% over the last year.

8. FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR):
Aerospace/Defense Products and Services Industry. Market cap of $5.1B. RSI(14) at 77.61. Short float at 5.85%, which implies a short ratio of 6.66 days. The stock has gained 6.88% over the last year.

9. Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE:WY): REIT. Market cap of $12.8B. RSI(14) at 77.29. Short float at 4.56%, which implies a short ratio of 4.32 days. The stock has gained 53.34% over the last year.

10. General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE): Conglomerates Industry. Market cap of $221.43B. RSI(14) at 76.81. Short float at 0.58%, which implies a short ratio of 1.01 days. The stock has gained 26.91% over the last year.

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