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. 

Dedicated traders will often pay close attention to Exponential Moving Average levels. EMA study can help guide traders when gauging market strength. We can see the following EMA levels on shares of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPOK):

30 day Exponential Moving Average: 14.94123439
50 day Exponential Moving Average: 14.99375556
100 day Exponential Moving Average: 14.96389251
10 day Exponential Moving Average: 14.67680545
20 day Exponential Moving Average: 14.87109189
200 day Exponential Moving Average: 14.7808691

Traders checking the pulse on shares of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPOK) will note that since the opening price of 14.31, the stock has moved -0.19. During the session, the stock has hit a low of 14.04 and reached a high of 14.39. Volume on the day is around 81781. 

The HMA or Hull Moving Average for the stock is presently 14.29418519. The HMA may help with technical analysis by reducing lag and heightening responsiveness. Traders often find that following this indicator helps with reduction of noise.

As traders scan the equity market, they may be using Simple Moving Averages to help figure out where a stock is headed. Following some SMA levels, we can see that the 10 day is 14.7385, the 20 day is 15.01958, and the 30 day is 15.09205333. Tracking some other time periods, we note that the 50 day SMA is 14.982598 , the 100 day is 15.2685 , and the 200 day SMA is currently 14.63096.

Scanning through some ratings, we note that the current Oscillator Rating on the stock is a “Neutral”. The Moving Average Rating is sitting at a “Strong Sell”. Traders may use these signals in conjunction with other indicators in order to set up the chart for future trading success.

Investors following Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPOK) can see that the stock most recently closed at 14.12
Past 3 months: 0.49822064
One year change: -1.60278746
Year-to-date: 6.48567119
Past week: -7.04410797
Past month: -4.85175202

Traders following Donchian Channels can see that the 20 day upper band is 15.5675 and the 20 day lower band is 14.04. These channels are used by technicians to help spot possible breakouts, and they may also be used to confirm a defined trend.

Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPOK) has drawn the attention of traders as the price has moved -1.39664804% since the open. The prior session close was noted at 14.12. Looking back over the last month, we note that the stock’s high point was seen at 15.5675.

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.