| Cincinnati Financial is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is engaged in property casualty insurance. Co.'s market property casualty insurance group includes its subsidiaries, The Cincinnati Casualty Company and The Cincinnati Indemnity Company, which write business, homeowner and auto policies. Co.'s subsidiary, The Cincinnati Insurance Company conducts the business of Co.'s reinsurance assumed operations. Other subsidiaries include: The Cincinnati Life Insurance Company, which provides life insurance policies and fixed annuities; and The Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters Insurance Company, which provides excess and surplus lines insurance products. |
When researching a stock like Cincinnati Financial, 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 CINF 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 CINF 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 CINF 200 day moving average ("CINF 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the CINF 50 day moving average ("CINF 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Cincinnati Financial. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the CINF 200 DMA and the CINF 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("CINF MACD"). The CINF 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).