In trading on Wednesday, shares of 8Point3 Energy Partners LP (CAFD) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $12.75 per share. We define oversold territory using the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which is a technical analysis indicator used to measure momentum on a scale of zero to 100. A stock is considered to be oversold if the RSI reading falls below 30.

In the case of 8Point3 Energy Partners LP, the RSI reading has hit 27.5 — by comparison, the universe of energy stocks covered by Energy Stock Channel currently has an average RSI of 50.2, the RSI of WTI Crude Oil is at 57.2, the RSI of Henry Hub Natural Gas is presently 36.5, and the 3-2-1 Crack Spread RSI is 60.7.

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A bullish investor could look at CAFD's 27.5 reading as a sign that the recent heavy selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and begin to look for entry point opportunities on the buy side.

Looking at a chart of one year performance (below), CAFD's low point in its 52 week range is $12.04 per share, with $17.34 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $12.76. 8Point3 Energy Partners LP shares are currently trading off about 4.1% on the day.

8Point3 Energy Partners LP 1 Year Performance Chart

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, CAFD makes up 3.12% of the YieldCo Index ETF ( YLCO) which is trading lower by about 1.4% on the day Wednesday.