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Shares of FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) have been on a recent steady downtrend, causing some worry for shareholders.

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As we move into the second half of the year, investors will be keeping a close watch on their portfolios. There are plenty of financial gurus who are predicting the end of the bull market run, and there are plenty on the other side who believe that stocks are bound for greater heights. Whichever way the markets go, investors will need to watch which companies are hitting their marks on the earnings front. Investors may closely follow sell-side analyst estimates. It is important to remember that analyst projections are just that, projections. Following analyst expectations can provide a good glimpse into company actions, but strictly following what the analysts are saying may lead to difficulty in the future. Doing careful and extensive individual stock research may provide the investor with a more robust scope with which to successfully trade the market.

Moving Average 

It is important to consider the moving averages of a downtrending security.  We see here that FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) is -5.22% away from the 20-Day Simple Moving Average.  Their 50-Day Simple Moving Average is a difference of -1.07% from current levels.  Further back, their 200-Day Simple Moving Average is -9.22% difference from today’s price.  Currently, the stock is -9.82% from its 50-Day High and 9.70% from the 50-day low. 

RSI and Recommendations

FedEx Corporation’s RSI is 41.71.  Based on the stock’s volatility for the week, which is a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given stock and represents average daily high/low percentage range of 2.13% and month of 2.09%.  Wall Street analysts have a consensus 2.30 recommendation on the stock.  

Historical Growth

FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX)’s performance this year to date is -6.32%.  The stock has performed -5.27% over the last seven days, -3.44% over the last thirty, and -4.98% over the last three months.  Over the last six months, FedEx Corporation’s stock has been -4.70% and -34.00% for the year.

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