| D.R. Horton is a homebuilding company. Co.'s business operations consist of homebuilding, a majority-owned residential lot development company, financial services and other activities. Co.'s financial services operations provide mortgage financing and title agency services to homebuyers in its homebuilding markets. Co.'s subsidiary, DHI Mortgage, provides mortgage financing services primarily to its homebuyers and sells the mortgages it originates and the related servicing rights to third-party purchasers. Co.'s subsidiary title companies serve as title insurance agents by providing title insurance policies, examination and closing services, primarily to its homebuyers. |
When researching a stock like Horton, 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 DHI 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 DHI 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 DHI 200 day moving average ("DHI 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the DHI 50 day moving average ("DHI 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Horton. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the DHI 200 DMA and the DHI 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("DHI MACD"). The DHI 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).