| Jack Henry & Associates is a provider of information processing solutions for banks. Co.'s products and services include processing transactions, automating business processes, and managing information. Co.'s proprietary solutions are marketed through: Jack Henry Banking, which supports commercial banks with information and transaction processing platforms; Symitar, which supports credit unions of all sizes with information and transaction processing platforms; and ProfitStars, which is a provider of agnostic products and services to financial institutions. Co.'s software systems consist of the applications required to process deposit, loan, and general ledger transactions. |
When researching a stock like Jack Henry and Associates, 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 JKHY 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 JKHY 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 JKHY 200 day moving average ("JKHY 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the JKHY 50 day moving average ("JKHY 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Jack Henry and Associates. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the JKHY 200 DMA and the JKHY 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("JKHY MACD"). The JKHY 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).