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: Pacific Smiles (PSQ.AX)
Stock Exchange: ASXAbout Pacific Smiles (ASX:PSQ):
Company: Pacific Smiles
Ticker Codes: | PSQ.AX | ASX:PSQ |
Pacific Smiles Group Limited owns and operates dental centers under the Pacific Smiles Dental and nib Dental Care brand names in Eastern Australia. The company provides general dentistry services, including check-ups, teeth cleaning, fillings, and extractions; dental treatments, such as crowns, bridges, fillings, and extractions; advanced dentistry comprising dental implants; and specialist dentistry, such as orthodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics, and periodontics, as well as other treatments under general anaesthetic and intravenous sedation. It operates 62 Pacific Smiles Dental and 8 nib Dental Care centers in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory. Pacific Smiles Group Limited was incorporated in 2002 and is headquartered in East Maitland, Australia.