Teradata Trades below Moving Averages in October


Oct. 21 2015, Updated 6:06 p.m. ET

Shareholder returns and stock trends

Teradata (TDC) generated investor returns of -30.2% in the trailing-12-month period and -4.7% in the trailing-one-month period. In comparison, it generated -4.0% in 2014 and -34.5% YTD (year-to-date). The company’s share price fell 3.8% in the trailing-five-day period.

In comparison, Wipro (WIT) and International Business Machines (IBM), peer companies in the IT (information technology) Consulting subsector, rose 3.1% and 1.1%, respectively, in the trailing-one-month period.

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Moving averages

On October 15, 2015, Teradata closed the trading day at $28.62. Based on this figure, here’s how the stock fares in terms of its moving averages:

  • 14.1% below its 100-day moving average of $33.31
  • 2.4% below its 50-day moving average of $29.31
  • 0.81% below its 20-day moving average of $28.85

Moving average convergence divergence and the relative strength index

The MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is the difference between the short-term and long-term moving averages of a company. Teradata’s 14-day MACD is -0.29. This negative figure indicates a downward trading trend.

The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) is 45, which shows that the stock is slightly oversold. Generally, if the RSI is above 70, it indicates that a stock is overbought. An RSI figure of below 30 suggests that a stock has been oversold.

Analyst recommendations

Out of 29 analysts covering the stock, three have “buy” recommendations on it, four have “sell” recommendations, and 22 have “hold” recommendations. The analyst stock price target for the company is $33.63 with a median target estimate of $33. Teradata is trading at a discount of 13% to median analyst estimates.

Teradata accounts for 0.02% of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and 0.01% of the iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF (IWD).


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