| Huntington Ingalls Industries is a military shipbuilding company and a provider of services to partners in government and industry. Co.'s segments include: Ingalls Shipbuilding, which designs and constructs non-nuclear ships for the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, including amphibious assault ships, expeditionary warfare ships, surface combatants, and national security cutters; Newport News Shipbuilding, which is designing and constructing nuclear-powered ships, such as aircraft carriers and submarines, and the refueling and overhaul and the inactivation of such ships; and Technical Solutions, which includes businesses that are focused on life-cycle sustainment services. |
When researching a stock like Huntington Ingalls Industries, 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 HII 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 HII 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 HII 200 day moving average ("HII 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the HII 50 day moving average ("HII 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Huntington Ingalls Industries. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the HII 200 DMA and the HII 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("HII MACD"). The HII 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).