Whitehaven Coal (WHC.AX)
Trading: HOLD @ $4.59
Signal Strength: MEDIUM
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Whitehaven Coal (ASX:WHC)
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: Whitehaven Coal (WHC.AX)
Stock Exchange: ASX
Company: Whitehaven Coal
Ticker Codes: | WHC.AX | ASX:WHC |
Whitehaven Coal Limited develops and operates coal mines in New South Wales. The company operates through Open Cut Operations and Underground Operations segments. It operates five mines in North West New South Wales; four open cut mines at Maules Creek, Werris Creek, Tarrawonga, and Rocglen; and one underground mine at Narrabri. The company offers thermal coal and metallurgical coal used in the production of steel. As of August 17, 2017, it had approximately 974 million tons of recoverable coal reserves; and 862 million tons of marketable coal reserves. The company sells its coal primarily in Japan, Taiwan, India, Korea, China, Chile, Malaysia, Vietnam, Noumea, Indonesia, Australia, and Mexico. Whitehaven Coal Limited was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
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