| Hasbro is a global play and entertainment company. Co.'s segments are: United States and Canada, which includes the marketing and selling of action figures, electronic toys and related electronic interactive products, among others, primarily within the United States and Canada; International, which markets and sells both toy and game products primarily in the European, Asia Pacific, and Latin and South American regions; Entertainment, Licensing and Digital, which includes consumer products licensing, digital gaming, movie and television entertainment operations; and Global Operations, which sources finished products for Co.'s United States and Canada and International segments. |
When researching a stock like Hasbro, 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 HAS 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 HAS 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 HAS 200 day moving average ("HAS 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the HAS 50 day moving average ("HAS 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Hasbro. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the HAS 200 DMA and the HAS 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("HAS MACD"). The HAS 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).