| Biogen is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and delivering therapies for neurological and neurodegenerative diseases as well as related therapeutic adjacencies. Co.'s main growth areas include multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuroimmunology; Alzheimer's disease and dementia; neuromuscular disorders, including spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease; ophthalmology; and neuropsychiatry. Co.'s marketed products include TECFIDERA, VUMERITY, AVONEX, PLEGRIDY, TYSABRI and FAMPYRA for the treatment of MS; SPINRAZA for the treatment of SMA; and FUMADERM for the treatment of severe plaque psoriasis. |
When researching a stock like Biogen, 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 BIIB 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 BIIB 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 BIIB 200 day moving average ("BIIB 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the BIIB 50 day moving average ("BIIB 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Biogen. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the BIIB 200 DMA and the BIIB 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("BIIB MACD"). The BIIB 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).