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A Look at the September 2017 Moving Averages for Electronic Arts

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Dec. 4 2020, Updated 10:52 a.m. ET

Shareholder returns

Since the start of 2017, Electronic Arts (EA) stock has risen 51.5% after rising 14.6% in 2016. The stock has generated returns of 2.0% in the last five trading days. In the trailing-12-month period, EA stock has risen 46.0%. In the last one-month period, it has increased 2.1%. 

Among EA’s gaming peers, Activision (ATVI), Take-Two Interactive (TTWO), and Japan’s (EWJ) Sony (SNE) have generated returns of 55%, 119%, and 24%, respectively, in the trailing-12-month period.

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Moving averages

On September 1, 2017, EA closed the trading day at $119.31. Based on that price, the stock’s moving averages follow:

  • 9.3% above its 100-day moving average of $109.15
  • 4.6% above its 50-day moving average of $114.03
  • 1.3% above its 20-day moving average of $117.78

Analyst recommendations

Of the 23 analysts tracking EA, 18 gave the stock a “buy” recommendation, and five analysts recommended a “hold.” There were no “sell” recommendations from these analysts.

The analysts’ price target for EA stock is $124.81, with a median target estimate of $130.00. EA is trading at a discount of 9% to the median analyst estimate.

MACD and RSI

EA’s 14-day moving average convergence divergence (or MACD) stands at ~1.5. A stock’s MACD equals the difference between its short-term and long-term moving averages. Because EA’s MACD is a positive figure, this trend indicates an upward trading pattern.

EA also has a 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score of 56, which shows that the stock is trading closer to overbought territory. If an RSI is above 70, it indicates that a stock has been overbought. An RSI figure below 30 suggests that a stock has been oversold.

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