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: Primary Healthcare (PRY.AX)
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Company: Primary Healthcare
Ticker Codes: | PRY.AX | ASX:PRY |
Primary Health Care Limited provides various services and facilities to general practitioners, radiologists, and other health care providers in Australia. It operates through three segments: Medical Centres, Pathology, and Imaging. The company offers diagnostic imaging services, such as general X-ray, point CT scanning, MRI scanning, mammography, bone densitometry, angiography, ultrasound, doppler ultrasound, echocardiography, fluoroscopic screening, OPG, and nuclear medicine services; and medical laboratory and pathology services. It also operates medical centers that provide nursing support, pathology, radiology, pharmacy, physiotherapy, dental, specialist room, and allied health services; and IVF services, eye and skin specialists, skin cancer checks, and consultant specialist doctors. The company operates 71 medical centers, 107 pathology labs, 2,207 collection centers, and 141 diagnostic imaging sites. Primary Health Care Limited was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in St Leonards, Australia.