| Lockheed Martin is a security and aerospace company. Co.'s segments are: Aeronautics, which is engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, sustainment, support and upgrade of military aircraft; Missiles and Fire Control, which provides air and missile defense systems, logistics, fire control systems, and mission operations support; Rotary and Mission Systems, which designs, manufactures, services and supports various military and commercial helicopters, surface ships, and simulation and training solutions; and Space, which researches, designs, develops, engineers and produces satellites, space transportation systems, and strategic, strike, and defensive systems. |
When researching a stock like Lockheed Martin, 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 LMT 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 LMT 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 LMT 200 day moving average ("LMT 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the LMT 50 day moving average ("LMT 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Lockheed Martin. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the LMT 200 DMA and the LMT 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("LMT MACD"). The LMT 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).