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Reading Sprint’s Moving Averages and Relative Strength


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

Sprint’s technical indicators

Now let’s take a look at Sprint’s (S) technical indicators and compare them to those of its competitors in the US telecommunications industry.

On January 25, 2018, Sprint stock was trading at $5.34. The stock was trading 5.2% below its 20-day moving average of $5.63, 7.3% below its 50-day moving average of $5.76, and 18.2% below its 100-day moving average of $6.53.

On January 25, 2018, Sprint had a 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score of 38. In comparison, Verizon’s (VZ) RSI score was 66, AT&T’s (T) RSI score was 45, and T-Mobile’s (TMUS) RSI score was 57. Normally, if a stock’s 14-day RSI is higher than 70, it signifies a probable fall in its price, whereas a 14-day RSI score of below 30 signifies a probable rise in price.

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On January 25, 2018, Sprint had a moving average convergence divergence (or MACD) of -0.11. AT&T’s MACD is 0.04, Verizon’s is 0.43, and T-Mobile’s is 0.46. The MACD relates to the change between a stock’s short-term and long-term moving averages. A negative MACD figure signifies that a stock is in a downward trading trend, whereas a positive MACD figure signifies an upward trading trend.

Sprint’s scale

As of January 25, 2018, Sprint’s market cap was ~$21.4 billion, making it the fourth-largest US wireless service provider in terms of market cap. In comparison, Verizon’s market cap was ~$221.5 billion, AT&T’s market cap was ~$229.9 billion, and T-Mobile’s market cap was ~$53.6 billion.


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