Bluescope Steel (BSL.AX)
Trading: BUY @ $12.67
Signal Strength: MEDIUM
Volatility indicators highlight potential moves of a stock which can either move sharply in the updwards or downwards direction. This indicator allows stocks to be compared on a level playing field to highlight high and low volatility. Normally, falling markets are more likely to be volatile than a rising markets due to the emotion that gets tied to trading. Use volatility indicators in conjunction with other indicators to reduce exposure to false moves.
Bluescope Steel (ASX:BSL) UIX index implies that the downside risk of the current trading price is high. Currently, the UIX is 9.701.
A technical indicator that measures downside risk in terms of both depth and duration of price declines. The Ulcer Index (UI) increases in value as the price moves farther away from a recent high and falls as the price rises to new highs. The indicator is usually calculated over 14 days with the UI showing the percentage drawdown a trader can expect from the high over that period. The greater the value of the UI the longer it takes for a stock to get back to the former high.
Calculation: Ulcer Index:
1) Percentage Drawdown = [(Close - 14-period High Close)/14-period High Close] x 100;
2) Squared Average = (14-period Sum of Percentage Drawdown Squared)/14;
3) Ulcer Index = Square Root of Squared Average;
PROFILE: Bluescope Steel (BSL.AX)
Stock Exchange: ASX
Company: Bluescope Steel
Ticker Codes: | BSL.AX | ASX:BSL |
BlueScope Steel Limited manufactures and sells metal coated and painted steel building products in Australia, Asia, North America, New Zealand, and internationally. The company operates in five segments: Australian Steel Products; North Star BlueScope Steel; BlueScope Buildings; Building Products ASEAN, North America and India; and New Zealand & Pacific Steel. It provides steel slabs, plates, hot and cold rolled coils, coated and painted strip products, roof and wall claddings, purlins and house framings, and engineered building solutions. The company offers steel products under the LYSAGHT, COLORBOND, COLORSTEEL, ZINCALUME, GALVABOND, GALVASPAN, BlueScope Zacs, PrimaMaju, SuperDyma, and TRUZINC brands; and engineered building solutions under the Butler, Varco Pruden, EcoBuild and PROBUILD brands. It serves the residential and non-residential building and construction, manufacturing, automotive and transport, agricultural, and mining industries. The company was formerly known as BHP Steel Limited and changed its name to BlueScope Steel Limited in November 2003. BlueScope Steel Limited was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
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