| IHS Markit is an information company. Co.'s segments include: Financial Services, which provides pricing and reference data, indices, valuation and trading services, trade processing, enterprise software, and managed services; Transportation, which serves the automotive value chain with a focus on original equipment manufacturers, parts suppliers, and dealers, as well as provides, on behalf of the International Maritime Organization, the global ID for various ocean-going ships; and Resources, which provides technical information, analytical tools, and market forecasting and consulting for the upstream industry, as well as provides midstream market analysis and supply chain data. |
When researching a stock like IHS Markit, 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 INFO 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 INFO 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 INFO 200 day moving average ("INFO 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the INFO 50 day moving average ("INFO 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for IHS Markit. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the INFO 200 DMA and the INFO 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("INFO MACD"). The INFO 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).