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Patterson 50-Day SMA

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Moving averages are one of the core indicators in technical analysis. A Simple Moving Average (SMA) is simply the arithmetic average of stock price over a period. It is calculated by adding a selected range of prices, usually closing prices, and then dividing that figure by the number of time periods in that range.

The 50-Day SMA calculates the average price over 50 days. And the 20-Day SMA and 200-Day SMA calculates the average price over 20 days and 200 days separately.

As of today (2022-10-05), Patterson's 50-Day SMA is $27.90. It's 20-Day SMA is $25.74 and 200-Day SMA is $29.82.


Competitive Comparison

For the Medical Distribution subindustry, Patterson's 50-Day SMA, along with its competitors' market caps and 50-Day SMA data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Patterson 50-Day SMA Distribution

For the Medical Distribution industry and Healthcare sector, Patterson's 50-Day SMA distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Patterson's 50-Day SMA falls into.



Patterson  (NAS:PDCO) 50-Day SMA Calculation

The formula for calculating SMA is:

SMA=( P1 + P2 + ... + Pn ) / n

where:
Pn is the price of the stock at period n.
n is the total number of periods.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Patterson  (NAS:PDCO) 50-Day SMA Explanation

Simple Moving Average (SMA) is the arithmetic average of stock price over a period. The 20-Day SMA calculates the average price over 20 days. And the 50-Day SMA and 200-Day SMA calculates the average price over 50 days and 200 days separately. SMAs are often used to determine the price trend direction. A 200-Day SMA is usually a proxy for the long-term trend, while shorter periods indicate short-term trend.

SMA are commonly compared with stock price or different period SMAs to indicate a trading signal. Generally speaking, if the price goes above the SMA, or a short-term SMA crosses above a long-term SMA, an uptrend is expected, investors may want to go long or cover short. Conversely, if the price goes below the SMA, or the short-term SMA crosses below a long-term SMA, a downtrend is expected, investors may want to go short or exit long.

Two popular trading patterns that use SMA include the death cross and a golden cross. A death cross occurs when the 50-day SMA crosses below the 200-day SMA. This is considered a bearish signal, that further losses are in store. The golden cross is a bullish signal which occurs when a short-term SMA crosses above a long-term SMA.


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Patterson Business Description

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Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
1031 Mendota Heights Road, Saint Paul, MN, USA, 55120
Patterson is a leading dental distributor and wholesaler of consumable products and equipment operating through two business segments, Patterson Dental and Patterson Animal Health. The firm offers dental and veterinary practice management products, including office software products, technical, financial, and educational services, primarily to two highly fragmented market segments throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company began as a dental distributor in 1877 and expanded to become a major supplier of animal health products to vets and production companies through an acquisition of Animal Health International in 2015. Patterson also has a presence in the U.K. animal health market.
Executives
Mckoy Philip director 120 BROADWAY SUITE 200 SANTA MONICA CA 90401
Rogan Timothy E officer: President - Dental 1031 MENDOTA HEIGHTS ROAD ST. PAUL MN 55120
Shirley Eric R officer: President-Patterson Dental 1031 MENDOTA HEIGHTS ROAD ST. PAUL MN 55120
Zurbay Donald officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. ONE ST JUDE MEDICAL DRIVE ST. PAUL MN 55117
Malecha Francis Joseph director 9900 WEST 109TH STREET, SUITE 100 OVERLAND PARK KS 66210
Frohning Andrea L. officer: Chief Human Resources Officer 13515 BALLANTYNE CORPORATE PLACE CHARLOTTE NC 28277
Frenzel Robert director 414 NICOLLET MALL MINNEAPOLIS MN 55401
Goedken Dennis W officer: Interim CFO 1031 MENDOTA HEIGHTS ROAD ST. PAUL MN 55120
Walchirk Mark S director, officer: President & CEO 1031 MENDOTA HEIGHTS ROAD ST. PAUL MN 55120
Pohlman Kevin M officer: President - Animal Health 822 7TH STREET, SUITE 740 GREELEY CO 80631
Blanco Alex N director ONE BAXTER PARKWAY DEERFIELD IL 60015
Misiak David G officer: President, Patterson Dental 1031 MENDOTA HEIGHTS ROAD ST. PAUL MN 55120
Baker Kelly A officer: CHRO 1031 MENDOTA HEIGHTS ST. PAUL MN 55120
Korsh Les B officer: VP, General Counsel 1031 MENDOTA HEIGHTS ROAD ST. PAUL MN 55110
Adent John Edward officer: CEO - Subsidiary 822 7TH STREET, SUITE 740 GREELEY CO 80631

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