| PTC is a software and services company. Co.'s technology portfolio spans the computer-aided design (CAD), product lifecycle management (PLM), Industrial Internet of Things, and Augmented Reality markets. Co.'s businesses are: Digital Thread, which includes Creo® 3D CAD technology that enables the digital design, testing, and modification of product models, Windchill® PLM application suite that manages product development lifecycle, Integrity application lifecycle management, and Servigistics® service parts management solution; and Velocity, which includes Onshape® Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product development platform that combines CAD with data management, tools, and analytics. |
When researching a stock like PTC, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from PTC Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for PTC stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of these ways is called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI. This popular indicator, originally developed in the 1970's by J. Welles Wilder, looks at a 14-day moving average of a stock's gains on its up days, versus its losses on its down days. The resulting PTC RSI is a value that measures momentum, oscillating between "oversold" and "overbought" on a scale of zero to 100. A reading below 30 is viewed to be oversold, which a bullish investor could look to as a sign that the selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and look for entry point opportunities. A reading above 70 is viewed to be overbought, which could indicate that a rally in progress is starting to get crowded with buyers. If the rally has been a long one, that could be a sign that a pullback is overdue.