Meridian Energy (MEZ.AX)
Trading: SELL @ $3.38
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.
Meridian Energy (ASX:MEZ) UIX index implies that the downside risk of the current trading price is low. Currently, the UIX is 1.987.
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: Meridian Energy (MEZ.AX)
Stock Exchange: ASX
Company: Meridian Energy
Ticker Codes: | MEZ.AX | ASX:MEZ |
Meridian Energy Limited engages in the generation, trading, and retail of electricity. The company generates electricity primarily through water and wind resources. It operates seven hydro stations and five wind farms in New Zealand; owns and operates two wind farms in Australia; and a solar farm in Tongatapu, Tonga. The company provides its electricity to residential, business, and industrial customers. It operates under the Meridian and Powershop brand names. The company also provides management, insurance, financing, professional, trustee, and software development services. Meridian Energy Limited was incorporated in 1998 and is based in Wellington, New Zealand.
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