Ross Stores Inc (ROST)
Trading: BUY @ $78.94
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.
Ross Stores Inc (NASDAQ:ROST) UIX index implies that the downside risk of the current trading price is high. Currently, the UIX is 17.312.
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: Ross Stores Inc (ROST)
Stock Exchange: NASDAQ
Company: Ross Stores Inc
Ticker Codes: | ROST | NASDAQ:ROST |
Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd's DISCOUNTS brands in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. The company's Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at department and specialty stores primarily to middle income households; and dd's DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at department and discount stores regular prices to customers from households with moderate income. As of June 29, 2018, it operated 1,650 off-price apparel and home fashion stores in 38 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.
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