| KeyCorp is a bank holding company. Through its principal subsidiary, KeyBank National Association and certain other subsidiaries, Co. has the following main business segments: Consumer Bank, which serves individuals and small businesses by providing a variety of deposit and investment products, personal finance and financial wellness services, lending, student loan refinancing, mortgage and home equity, credit card, treasury services, and business advisory services; and Commercial Bank, which is focused principally on serving the needs of middle market clients in the following industry sectors, including consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial, public sector, real estate, and technology. |
When researching a stock like KeyCorp, 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 KEY 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 KEY 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 KEY 200 day moving average ("KEY 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the KEY 50 day moving average ("KEY 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for KeyCorp. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the KEY 200 DMA and the KEY 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("KEY MACD"). The KEY 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).