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Price rate of change

Using a fints object for the Data argument of prcroc is not recommended. Use a matrix, timetable, or table instead for financial time series. For more information, see Convert Financial Time Series Objects fints to Timetables.



PriceChangeRate = prcroc(Data) calculates the price rate-of-change, PriceChangeRate, from the series of closing stock prices. By default, the volume rate-of-change is calculated between the current closing price and the closing price 12 periods ago.


PriceChangeRate = prcroc(___,Name,Value) adds optional name-value pair arguments.


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Load the file SimulatedStock.mat, which provides a timetable (TMW) for financial data for TMW stock.

load SimulatedStock.mat
PriceChangeRate = prcroc(TMW);
title('Price Rate of Change for TMW')

Figure contains an axes object. The axes object with title Price Rate of Change for TMW contains an object of type line.

Input Arguments

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Data for closing prices, specified as a matrix, table, or timetable. For matrix input, Data is an M-by-1 matrix of closing prices. Timetables and tables with M rows must contain a variable named 'Close' (case insensitive).

Data Types: double | table | timetable

Name-Value Arguments

Specify optional comma-separated pairs of Name,Value arguments. Name is the argument name and Value is the corresponding value. Name must appear inside quotes. You can specify several name and value pair arguments in any order as Name1,Value1,...,NameN,ValueN.

Example: PriceChangeRate = prcroc(TMW,'NumPeriods',18)

Period difference, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'NumPeriods' and a scalar positive integer.

Data Types: double

Output Arguments

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Closing price rate-of-change, returned with the same number of rows (M) and the same type (matrix, table, or timetable) as the input Data.


[1] Achelis, S. B. Technical Analysis from A to Z. Second Edition. McGraw-Hill, 1995, pp. 243–245.

Introduced before R2006a