| Epam Systems is a global provider of digital platform engineering and software development services to customers located around the world, primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia. Co.'s industry capability includes financial services, travel and consumer, software and hi-tech, business information and media, life sciences and healthcare, as well as other industries.
When researching a stock like Epam Systems, 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 EPAM 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 EPAM 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 EPAM 200 day moving average ("EPAM 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the EPAM 50 day moving average ("EPAM 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Epam Systems. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the EPAM 200 DMA and the EPAM 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("EPAM MACD"). The EPAM 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).