| Allegion is a provider of security products and solutions. Co. provides a portfolio of mechanical and electronic security products including: locks, locksets, portable locks and key systems and services; door closers, controls and exit devices; electronic security products and access control systems; time, attendance and workforce productivity systems; doors and door systems; and other accessories, including a range of additional security and product components such as hinges, door pulls, door stops, bike lights, louvers, weather stripping, thresholds and other accessories. Co. operates in three regions: Americas; Europe, Middle East, India and Africa; and Asia Pacific.
When researching a stock like Allegion, 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 ALLE 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 ALLE 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 ALLE 200 day moving average ("ALLE 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the ALLE 50 day moving average ("ALLE 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Allegion. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the ALLE 200 DMA and the ALLE 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("ALLE MACD"). The ALLE 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).