| Amphenol is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors and interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor-based products and coaxial and high-speed cable. Co.'s segments include: Interconnect Products and Assemblies, which designs, manufactures and markets a range of connector and connector systems, other products, including antennas and sensors, used in a range of applications in a set of end markets; and Cable Products and Solutions, which designs, manufactures and markets cable, products and components for use primarily in the broadband communications and information technology markets as well as certain applications in other markets.
When researching a stock like Amphenol, 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 APH 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 APH 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 APH 200 day moving average ("APH 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the APH 50 day moving average ("APH 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Amphenol. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the APH 200 DMA and the APH 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("APH MACD"). The APH 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).