| FMC is an agricultural sciences company focused on helping growers produce food, feed, fiber and fuel. Co.'s pesticide categories are: insecticides, herbicides and fungicides. Co.'s product lines consist of insecticides and herbicides and Co. has a portfolio of fungicides used in crop segments. Co.'s insecticides are used to control pests, while its herbicide portfolio primarily targets a variety of weeds. In addition, Co. is also investing substantially in its Plant Health program which includes biological crop protection products, seed treatments and micro-nutrients. Co.'s product portfolio features two molecules, Rynaxypyr® (chlorantraniliprole) and Cyazypyr® (cyantraniliprole) actives. |
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).