| Diamondback Energy is an independent oil and natural gas company focused on the acquisition, development, exploration and exploitation of unconventional, onshore oil and natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin in West Texas. Co.'s activities are primarily focused on horizontal development of the Spraberry and Wolfcamp formations of the Midland Basin and the Wolfcamp and Bone Spring formations of the Delaware Basin, both of which are part of the larger Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico. |
When researching a stock like Diamondback Energy, 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 FANG 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 FANG 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 FANG 200 day moving average ("FANG 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the FANG 50 day moving average ("FANG 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Diamondback Energy. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the FANG 200 DMA and the FANG 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("FANG MACD"). The FANG 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).