Create label on chart with OS/float data

zeek

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I am wondering if it would be possible to create a label that shows the outstanding shares or float of any stock (not sure which one it is) on the chart. This data can be seen in any watchlist by adding the "shares" column but to me, it would be much better and more clear if this number was displayed as a label directly on the chart.
Can this be done?

(See pic below)

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zeek

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Ok, i didn`t know that but thanks for clarifying this. I just assumed it would be possible because the OS data is already available in the watchl
 

RDMercer

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Note: The way TOS comes up with Float is different from the actual value you will find for an equity's float on Yahoo Finance / IBD or financial statements. Have no idea why but several years ago I asked TOS for this specific data point as I was working on a Float Analysis indicator. TOS could offer zero assistance. Good luck and let us know if you have better luck !
 

markos

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One never knows what changes may come. Or when. However, as of now, it can be written in Sharpie: Even though Shares Outstanding or Float may be available on a watchlist, they are absolutely, 100%, not available to place on a chart in ANY way or Manner... I'm told that it's not even on their radar.
I can't even get them to program % of S&P 500 stocks above their 200 day SMA.
A TOS programmer told me that their was no way they could do it.
It has something to do with the guts of the "operating system".
Some of you may not know, but 1-2 years ago, one of their weekend updates killed certain scans and they had to create new script words.

On the other hand, their server farm is massive. They keep everyone's settings and studies saved on their servers. I'm happy they do.
 
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RDMercer

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@markos "Unable" and "Unwilling" are two very different statements. Part of the issue is the hard data points many users desire are actually for sale from various sources like NASDAQ? Dow Jones? BUT TOS / TDA does not buy all of the data sets that are for sale... actual float is an example... as is percentage "X" index member stocks trading above 200 day MOVAVG, etc. (StockCharts.com has this value)... some of the volatility data isn't purchased such as the data the Najarians use in their UOA scan / screen which is for sale from the Merc in Chicago. One can "make" a dumb box compute anything; IF you have the data points available to calc from else you're screwed. Loop
 

2sureshk

Member
Hi

Does anyone have created a scan script for ‘FLOAT SHORT ‘ and ‘FLOAT RATIO’

I would like to find list of stocks with 20% Float Short and 20 days to recover or FLOAT RATIO

please help with options

Thx
Suresh
 

JL356

New member
Hi Zeek, could you tell me is this is possible. Trying to minimize the shares to Millions. Thanks in advance.

Code:
plot x = (Shares);
AddLabel (yes, + Round(x * .000001, 1) + "M", Color.yellow);
 

tomsk

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Take note that float is not available within ThinkScript
When you load the above study the editor barfs on that as "shares" is not a defined variable within TOS.
Hence what you're suggesting is not possible
 

GreenPeny

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Hello everyone. New member here, first I like to thank BenTen and all the other members who help out people like me, its hard to find online community like this these days.

I need help with custom columns on the watchlist:
1) I want to be able to see the number of "share float" of a stock (not the share outstanding) TOS only shows share outstanding by default
2) and short % of the float.
if possible it would be nice to have the % of the float next to the numbers or separate column, please see link below for picture reference.

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Thank you.
 
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