Trading: BUY @ $2.35
Signal Strength: STRONG
Indicator is best used in conjunction with additional indicators as it has the ability to highlight potential overbought or oversold levels. This indicator utilizes upper and lower bands to visually represent price extremes associated with the bands. Additional value can be added to the trading strategy by accessing divergences between price and volume.
Austal (ASX:ASB) is currently Oversold highlighting the potential for a short term trend reversal in the upward direction.
In technical analysis of securities trading the stochastic oscillator is a momentum indicator that uses support and resistance levels. Dr George Lane developed this indicator in the late 1950s. The term stochastic refers to the point of a current price in relation to its price range over a period of time. This method attempts to predict price turning points by comparing the closing price of a security to its price range.
Calculation: Stochastic Oscillator:
1) %K = (Current Close - Lowest Low)/(Highest High - Lowest Low) * 100;
2) %D = 3-day SMA of %K Lowest Low = lowest low for the look-back period Highest High = highest high for the look-back period %K is multiplied by 100 to move the decimal point two places;
PROFILE: Austal (ASB.AX)
Stock Exchange: ASX
Ticker Codes: | ASB.AX | ASX:ASB |
Austal Limited designs, manufactures, constructs, and supports defense and commercial vessels in Australia, the United States, and the Philippines. The company designs, constructs, and supports passenger ferries, vehicle passenger ferries, and offshore and windfarm vessels; naval vessels; naval surface warfare combatants; and patrol boats for government law enforcement and border protection agencies. It also develops and integrates advanced vessel control and information management systems, such as control and monitoring, and motion control systems. In addition, the company provides life capability management and vessel support services, including crew training and instruction, vessel servicing, repair and maintenance, integrated logistics support, vessel sustainment, and information management systems support to naval, government, and commercial operators; and comprehensive refit services and management of annual dockings. Austal Limited was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Henderson, Australia.
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