ON BALANCE VOLUME
Trading: SELL @ $32.72
Signal Strength: MEDIUM
Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) current price has highlighted recent distribution. Currently, the OBV is -382.8.
Indicator can be used in isolation or in additional to another technical indicator to confirmation for trading exit. Indicator can be applied to the short/medium term timeframe, but the best results are obtained with larger cyclical swings in-line with the trend direction. This accumulation / distribution oscillator can provide guidance on the money flow direction from the companies recent trading.
On Balance Volume (OBV) attempts to measure the level of accumulation or distribution by comparing volume to price movements. Volume is added to the indicator if closing price moves up and subtracted if closing price moves down. No adjustment is made if closing price is unchanged.
Calculation: On Balance Volume:
1) If the closing price is above the prior close price then: Current OBV = Previous OBV + Current Volume;
2) If the closing price is below the prior close price then: Current OBV = Previous OBV - Current Volume;
3) If the closing prices equals the prior close price then: Current OBV = Previous OBV (no change)
PROFILE: Wesfarmers (WES.AX)
Stock Exchange: ASX
Ticker Codes: | WES.AX | ASX:WES |
Wesfarmers Limited engages in the retail, coal mining and production, gas processing and distribution, industrial and safety product distribution, chemicals and fertilizers manufacturing, and investment businesses in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates 801 Coles supermarkets; 883 liquor stores under the Liquorland, Vintage Cellars, and First Choice Liquor brands; 89 hotels; 702 convenience outlets; and an online supermarket. It also offers home, car, and landlord insurance products, as well as credit cards; home improvement and outdoor living products through warehouse stores, smaller format stores, trade centers, and frame and truss sites under the Bunnings name; apparel, homewares, and general merchandise through 303 Target stores and 220 Kmart stores, as well as through online; automotive services, repairs, and tires through 251 Kmart Tyre & Auto Service centers; and office products and solutions through Officeworks stores. In addition, the company supplies building materials; retails office and technology products; manufactures and supplies ammonia, ammonium nitrate, industrial chemicals, sodium cyanide, polyvinyl chloride resins, and wood-plastic composite decking and screening products; extracts and distributes LPG and LNG; and manufactures, imports, and distributes phosphate, nitrogen, and potassium-based fertilizers. Further, the company supplies industrial supplies and safety products; provides risk management and compliance services; offers industrial and corporate workwear; distributes industrial gas; and holds interests in the Curragh and the Bengalla coal mines. Wesfarmers Limited was founded in 1914 and is based in Perth, Australia.
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