| Broadridge Financial Solutions is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. provides investor communications and technology-driven solutions to banks, broker-dealers, asset and wealth managers, public companies, investors and mutual funds. Co. operates two reportable segments: Investor Communication Solutions (ICS) and Global Technology and Operations (GTO). Co. provides the following governance and communications solutions through its ICS business segment: Regulatory Solutions, Data-Driven Fund Solutions, Corporate Issuer Solutions, and Customer Communications Solutions. Co.'s GTO segment provides business process outsourcing services for its buy- and sell-side clients' businesses. |
When researching a stock like Broadridge Financial Solutions, 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 BR 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 BR 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 BR 200 day moving average ("BR 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the BR 50 day moving average ("BR 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Broadridge Financial Solutions. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the BR 200 DMA and the BR 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("BR MACD"). The BR 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).