| FMC is an agricultural sciences company. Co. provides solutions to growers with a product portfolio in crop protection, plant health, precision agriculture, and pest and turf management. Co.'s portfolio includes insect control products based on Rynaxypyr® and Cyazypyr® active ingredients; Authority®, Boral®, Centium®, Command® and Gamit® herbicides; Isoflex active herbicide ingredient; Talstar® and Hero® insecticides; and flutriafol-based fungicides. Co.'s portfolio also includes Arc farm technology and biologicals such as Quartzo® and Presence® bionematicides. Co.'s products are used in agriculture for crop yield and quality, and in non-agricultural markets for pest and turf management. |
When researching a stock like FMC, 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 FMC 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 FMC 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 FMC 200 day moving average ("FMC 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the FMC 50 day moving average ("FMC 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for FMC. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the FMC 200 DMA and the FMC 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("FMC MACD"). The FMC 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).