| Johnson Controls International is engaged in engineering, manufacturing and commissioning building products and systems, including residential and commercial heating, ventilating, air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment, industrial refrigeration systems, controls, security systems, fire detection systems and fire suppression solutions. Co. also provides technical services, including maintenance, management, repair, retrofit and replacement of equipment (in the HVAC, industrial refrigeration, security and fire-protection space), and energy-management consulting. Co.'s segments are: Building Solutions North America, Building Solutions EMEA/LA, Building Solutions Asia Pacific and Global Products. |
When researching a stock like Johnson Controls International, 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 JCI 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 JCI 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 JCI 200 day moving average ("JCI 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the JCI 50 day moving average ("JCI 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Johnson Controls International. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the JCI 200 DMA and the JCI 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("JCI MACD"). The JCI 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).