Coeur Mining: What Do the Technical Indicators Point To?

Anuradha Garg - Author

Aug. 17 2016, Updated 11:04 a.m. ET

Technical indicators

Earlier, we analyzed Coeur Mining’s (CDE) business fundamentals and analyst expectations. Although the company’s operating environment has improved due to higher gold (GLD) and silver (SLV) prices, it still might not be enough to justify the current surge in Coeur’s share price.

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Imminent pullback?

Traders and investors look at moving averages when deciding whether to enter or exit markets. Usually, if a stock is trading below its 20-day or 100-day moving averages, it’s an indication that the stock is oversold. Similarly, if a stock is trading much higher than its 20-day or 100-day moving averages, it indicates an overbought position.

Coeur and its closest peers are currently trading above their 100-day and 20-day moving averages. Coeur is trading at a whopping 72% above its 100-day moving average and 11% above its 20-day moving average. Pan American Silver (PAAS), Hecla Mining (HL), and Silver Standard Resources (SSRI) are trading 30%, 56%, and 34%, respectively, above their 100-day moving averages.

The above table shows the moving averages, forward target prices, and returns of the four major silver and gold producers in the United States.

Relative strength index

If an RSI (relative strength index) approaches 70, assets may be overvalued, and we could see a fall in prices. If an RSI approaches 30, it shows that an asset may be oversold and could become undervalued.

Based on its August 9, 2016, closing price, Coeur Mining is trading at an RSI of 73. Although technical indicators indicate a short-term pullback in Coeur’s share price, the Markets can remain overbought or oversold for extended periods.

The current overbought situation is also apparent in GLD and SLV. They’re trading 5% and 13%, respectively, above their 100-day moving averages.


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