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Value of MACD line, Signal Line and Difference after the ex-dividend date
I was tracking the MACD line value, Signal line Value and Histogram Value on Kohls but since it went ex-dividend on March 6, my values do not match Stockcharts. What is the method for calculating? Thanks.
More likely, though, the difference is in your data vs the dividend adjusted Stockcharts data.
If you go here:
and look for KSS on 3/6/2017 you will see KSS was adjusted 55 cents for the dividend. So all past prices will be different by that amount.
If you want to see UNadjusted price data, put an underscore in front of the symbol _KSS. You can view the data used to plot the chart by clicking on the "Past Data" link under the chart. Then look at KSS without the underscore, and click Past Data. You will see how the data is different.
For more, enter "data adjustment" in the site search window.
I can understand adjusting it on the ex-dividend, but I am challenged as to why you go back well beyond that date. Is it for smoothing purposes? The reason I have tracked the prices separately, is to play the "what if" scenario of what future closing prices will cause the lines to cross, and cause the histogram to turn positive. So just confirm, when a stock goes ex-dividend, all previous end of day closing prices (to the beginning of time) are adjusted based upon the respective exchange's official close. Appreciate your help!!!