Technicator Indicators at a glance for Westpac Banking Corp (WBK)

Cornelia Mascio
Marzo 22, 2018

Williams %R is a popular technical indicator created by Larry Williams to help identify overbought and oversold situations. CCI may also be used to aid in the discovery of divergences that could possibly signal reversal moves. The ADX is typically used in conjunction with the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) to help spot trend direction as well as trend strength. The RSI, or Relative Strength Index is a popular oscillating indicator among traders and investors. The RSI is considered to be an internal strength indicator, not to be confused with relative strength which is compared to other stocks and indices. The RSI value will always move between 0 and 100. The RSI may be more volatile using a shorter period of time. Dedicated investors may choose to use this technical indicator as a stock evaluation tool. Fundamental analysis takes into consideration market, industry and stock conditions to help determine if the shares are correctly valued. The simple moving average is a mathematical calculation that takes the average price (mean) for a given amount of time. Moving averages can be used to help filter out the day to day noise created by other factors.

Let's take a further look at the Average Directional Index or ADX. The ADX measures the strength or weakness of a particular trend. The most common method of using SMI is to look for buy trades when the SMI falls under -40 and then rises back above through -40. Using the ADX with the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) may help determine the direction of the trend as well as the overall momentum.

Currently, the 14-day ADX for Meta Financial Grp (CASH) is sitting at 20.58. A value of 25-50 would support a strong trend. A value of 50-75 would signify a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would point to an extremely strong trend.

Rayonier Inc REIT (:VEON) presently has a current ratio of 2.7.

Monitoring shares of Epizyme Inc (EPZM) we have noted that the current ROA or return on assets is -51.97. There are many different schools of thought when it comes to stock trading. Epizyme Inc (EPZM) now has Return on Equity of -64.75. The Stochastic oscillator is calculated using the close price relative to the high low trading range, whereas the Stochastic Momentum Index indicator is calculated using the close price relative to the midpoint of the high low trading range.

The Leverage Ratio of Rayonier Inc REIT (:VEON) is 1.021612. Leverage ratio is the total debt of a company divided by total assets of the current and past year divided by two. This ratio is used to determine how the market values the equity. A ratio of under 1 typically indicates that the shares are undervalued.

Free Cash Flow or FCF, may be used to gauge the true profitability of a company. This is calculated by subtracting FCF from the previous year from FCF this year, divided by FCF from last year. The company has an FCF score of 1.599779. The general interpretation of the ATR is the higher the ATR value, the higher the volatility. After a recent check, the 14-day RSIfor Meta Financial Grp (CASH) is now at 55.97, the 7-day stands at 49.97, and the 3-day is sitting at 28.39. Similar to the other ratios, a lower number might raise red flags about management's ability when compared to other companies in a similar sector. Looking a bit further, the company has an FCF yield of 0.050004, and a 5-year average FCF yield of -0.004332. In terms of volume, the current value is near 53421. Wilder has developed multiple indicators that are still quite popular in today's investing landscape. At the time of writing, the SMA 50/200 Cross value is 0.94346. A value less than one would indicate that the 50 day moving average is below the 200 day, which may indicate negative share price momentum. The ATR tracks the distance that the stock price is moving each period.

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