| Alliant Energy is a public utility holding company, engaged in providing regulated electric and natural gas service. Co.'s subsidiaries are: Interstate Power and Light Company, which is engaged principally in the generation and distribution of electricity and the distribution and transportation of natural gas to retail customers in select markets in Iowa; Wisconsin Power and Light Company, which is engaged principally in the generation and distribution of electricity and the distribution and transportation of natural gas to retail customers in select markets in Wisconsin; and Alliant Energy Finance, LLC, which manages a portfolio of wholly-owned subsidiaries and additional holdings. |
When researching a stock like Alliant Energy, 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 LNT 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 LNT 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 LNT 200 day moving average ("LNT 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the LNT 50 day moving average ("LNT 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Alliant Energy. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the LNT 200 DMA and the LNT 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("LNT MACD"). The LNT 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).