The price of Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) over the past year has decreased -31.88% while the S&P 500 has increased 18.38%. During the past 20 days, S has decreased -5.85% while the broad market has increased 2.67%. S ‘s 20-day moving average currently sits above its 100-day moving average. This is a bullish signal that suggests the stock price might continue to rise. S’s average trading volume during the past 20 days is lower than the average volume over the past 100 days, which could be an indication that investors are feeling less certain than usual about the direction of S’s future price movements.

Recent trading patterns in the stock of Sprint Corporation (S) have investors on high alert. Many experts agree that the best way to predict future performance is by studying the past. In the cast of S, these trading patterns could have some important implications for future performance. In the most recent quarter, institutional ownership decreased by a net of 3.67 million shares, or 0.61%.This is a bearish sign and indicates that institutions are feeling more pessimistic about the outlook for S overall.133 holders increased their positions, 168 decreased their positions, and 85 holders held their positions.

Among institutions that increased their positions, 33 were new positions. Among holders that decreased their positions, 49 sold out of the stock Sprint Corporation. Insider ownership during the latest quarter increased by a net of 37.29 million shares, indicating that S’s key executives are feeling more bullish about the stock than they did three months ago. 19 or 79.17% of the trades during the past quarter were buys, and 5 or 20.83% were sells. This activity represents a continuation of a theme over the past twelve months. Insider ownership during the last year has increased by a net of 39.67 million shares. 78.95% of insider trades in the last 12 months were buys, and 21.05% were sells.

Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) has a 20-day RSI of 43.54%. According to this momentum indicator, a reading between 30 and 70 suggests the stock is not especially cheap or expensive, and not on the brink of a trend reversal. The MACD tells a different story. S’s 9-day MACD currently sits above the 20-day MACD, indicating that the stock might be on the cusp of an uptrend. S’s average trading volatility during the past few weeks is -30.18% lower than the average volatility over the past 100 days. This means that the stock’s daily price swings have been less extreme in recent times compared to the past.

Analysts expect Sprint Corporation (S) to generate earnings per share of $0.02 in 2017. This works out to a decrease of -92.86% compared to last year’s earnings. For comparison’s sake, analysts expect the S&P 500 to grow earnings by an average of 12% in 2017. The average investment rating for S on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong sell and 5 being a strong buy) is a 2.50 or a Moderate Sell. Three months ago, analysts assigned S a 2.73 rating, which implies that analysts have become more pessimistic about the outlook for the stock over the next year.