| Lockheed Martin is a security and aerospace company, engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of technology systems, products and services. Co. also provides a range of management, engineering, technical, scientific, logistics, system integration and cybersecurity services. Co.'s areas of focus are in defense, space, intelligence, homeland security and information technology, including cybersecurity. Co. serves customers with products and services that have defense, civil and commercial applications. Co. business segments are: Aeronautics, Missiles and Fire Control, Rotary and Mission Systems and Space.
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).