| Adobe is a software company. Co. provides a line of products and services used for creating, managing, delivering, measuring, optimizing, engaging and transacting with content across personal computers, devices and media. Co.'s segments are: Digital Media, which provides products, services and solutions that enable individuals, teams and enterprises to create, publish and promote their content; Digital Experience, which provides a platform and set of applications and services through Adobe Experience Cloud; and Publishing, which contains products and services that address market opportunities including eLearning solutions, web conferencing, web application development and printing. |
When researching a stock like Adobe, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from ADBE Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for ADBE stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the ADBE 200 day moving average ("ADBE 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the ADBE 50 day moving average ("ADBE 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Adobe. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the ADBE 200 DMA and the ADBE 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("ADBE MACD"). The ADBE MACD chart, in conjunction with the chart of the moving averages, basically helps in visualizing how the moving averages are showing convergence (moving closer together), or divergence (moving farther apart).