Keeping Tabs on the Levels for U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH): Change of -0.94 Since the Bell

Even extremely solid stocks can sometimes face setbacks. There is no shortage of news regarding publically traded companies, and investors often have the tricky job of deciding what information is worth taking a closer look at. Making trading decisions based on one piece of data may not be the optimal course of action. When there is negative information about a company, investors may be quick to sell without looking deeper into the numbers. On the flip side, investors may be super quick to buy on good news without fully researching the stock. 

Investors will typically be keeping track of historical highs and lows for a particular stock that they are researching. Watching levels for U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH, we can see that the all time high is currently 129.65, and the all time low is 1.4166738. Let’s look at some alternate high/low price data:

Six month low: 98.69
Six month high: 129.1
One year low: 79.4
One year high: 129.65
Three month low: 98.69
Three month high: 117.47
One month low: 105.1556
One month high: 115

Traders might be keeping tabs on the Hull Moving Average for U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH). The current HMA reading is 111.53354. Traders may use the HMA to help identify the prevalent market trend. This may also lend to spotting useful exit and entry points on the stock.

Conducting technical analysis of the stock may include following the Keltner Channel indicator. A recent check shows the 20 day lower band at 107.844505 and the 20 day upper band at 111.43386. During a clearly defined trend, a break above or below these levels may point to the underlying strength of the trend. A break above the upper band may signal continuing bullish trend strength, and a break below the lower band may signal continuing bearish trend strength.

The 20 day Chaikin Money Flow indicator is currently -0.17918733. This indicator was developed by Marc Chaikin who observed that the pressures of buying and selling could be figured out by where a period finishes relative to the range of highs and lows.

Traders may use a variety of moving average indicators when examining a particular stock. Checking on some Exponential Moving Averages, we note that the 200 day is 108.46625, the 100 day is 108.78653, and the 50 day is 109.100044. Zooming in closer, we note that the 30 day EMA is 109.45036, the 20 day is 109.63918, and the 10 day is noted at 110.050964.

The SMA or Simple Moving Average can be calculated for different time periods. The SMA helps smooth out volatility and makes it a bit less difficult to gauge the price trend of a stock. Let’s view some popular SMA levels below:

Simple Moving Average 20 day: 109.27775
Simple Moving Average 100 day: 107.58855
Simple Moving Average 10 day109.812
Simple Moving Average 50 day: 109.2187
Simple Moving Average 30 day: 109.51217
Simple Moving Average 200 day: 109.2754

Investors might be looking high and low for quality stocks that have fallen out of favor with the investing community. There are plenty of stocks that get continuous coverage from the big media outlets, but there are many others that may be hiding behind the scenes. Conducting thorough stock research can help the investor isolate certain stocks that might be ready for a near-term bounce. With the stock market still trading near record levels, investors will be looking for any opportunity to pounce on shares that might have been left behind for whatever reason.  

Investors tracking shares of U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) will note that since the stock opened at 111.15, shares have seen a change of -0.94. During that period, the stock has touched a low of 110.21 and tipped a high of 111.17. Volume on the day is presently 500.