| Alexandria Real Estate Equities is an urban office real estate investment trust. Co. is engaged in the business of providing space for lease to the life science, technology, and agtech industries. Co.'s properties are similar in that they provide space for lease to the aforementioned industries, consist of improvements that are generic and reusable, are primarily located in AAA urban innovation cluster locations, and have similar economic characteristics. Co. operates in Greater Boston, San Francisco, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, Maryland, and Research Triangle. Co.'s tenants include multinational pharmaceutical companies; and public and private biotechnology companies, among others. |
When researching a stock like Alexandria Real Estate Equities, 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 ARE 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 ARE 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 ARE 200 day moving average ("ARE 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the ARE 50 day moving average ("ARE 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Alexandria Real Estate Equities. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the ARE 200 DMA and the ARE 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("ARE MACD"). The ARE 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).