| Arconic is a provider of aluminum sheet, plate and extrusions, as well as innovative architectural products, that advance the ground transportation, aerospace, industrial, packaging and building and construction markets. Co. operates three reportable segments: Rolled Products, Extrusions, and Building and Construction Systems. Rolled Products segment produces aluminum sheet and plate for a variety of end markets. Extrusions segment produces a range of extruded and machined parts for the aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation, and industrial products end markets. Building and Construction Systems segment manufactures products. |
When researching a stock like Arconic, 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 ARNC 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 ARNC 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 ARNC 200 day moving average ("ARNC 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the ARNC 50 day moving average ("ARNC 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Arconic. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the ARNC 200 DMA and the ARNC 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("ARNC MACD"). The ARNC 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).