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Investors might be looking around every corner when analyzing shares of S&T Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:STBA). Many investors will closely track a stock when it nears a major historical high or low point. Let’s take a quick peek at some major historical highs and lows for the stock:
All time high: 47.77
All time low: 4.75
52 week high: 47.77
52 week low: 35.16
6 month high: 46.389
6 month low: 35.16
3 month high: 42.02
3 month low: 35.16
One month high: 42.02
One month low: 38.73
Traders using technical analysis may be employing moving average indicators to assist with gauging a certain market move or to indicate its strength. Many traders will rely on the EMA or Exponential Moving Average to accomplish this. Checking on some recent levels we can see that the 10 day EMA is 39.921432, the 20 day is 40.04863, and the 30 day is 40.154583. Pulling back a bit, we note that the 100 day EMA is 40.18545, the 50 day is 40.201267, and the 200 day EMA is 40.583755.
A good way for investors to understand stock price movements is to look at how it has performed at various intervals in the past. Tracking shares of S&T Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:STBA), we see that the most recent close price was 40.09
Prior week: 3.2482598
Prior month: -0.14958863
Last 6 months:-13.833907
Last 3 months: 0.8054367
After a recent check, we see that the Bull Bear Power reading is 0.4188849. Moving to some volatility readings, we see that the current value is 1.2938073. Looking out for the week, volatility is 1.7249409. For the previous month, volatility is at 1.7180045. Investors often track volatility across sectors to compare with the overall volatility in the market.
Traders use pivot point analysis to help determine key levels where a stock price may react. Tracking these turn around levels may help the trader while attempting stock analysis. Looking at some current one month pivots, we note that the Fibonacci pivot is 39.876667 while the Fibonacci support 1 pivot is 38.852905, and the Fibonacci support 2 is 38.22043. Checking on the one month Woodie pivot, we note the level at 39.66. The Woodie support 1 pivot is 37.87, and the Woodie resistance 1 pivot is 40.55.
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Following recent trading activity, we note that S&T Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:STBA) has seen a move of -0.22399203% since the open. The prior close was 40.09 and the one month high price is currently 42.02.
Shifting the technical focus to Keltner Channels, we see that the 20 day upper envelope is 40.420452. The 20 day lower envelope is currently 39.676804. Traders may be watching for a breakthrough of the higher or lower Keltner bands.
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