| Lowe's is a home improvement retailer. Co. provides home improvement products in the following categories: appliances, seasonal and outdoor living, lawn and garden, lumber, kitchens and bath, tools, paint, millwork, hardware, flooring, rough plumbing, building materials, decor, lighting, and electrical. Co. provides installation services in various of its product categories, with flooring, kitchens and bath, millwork, appliances, and lumber. Co. also provides extended protection plans for various products within the appliances, kitchens and bath, decor, millwork, rough plumbing and electrical, seasonal and outdoor living, tools, and hardware categories. |
When researching a stock like Lowes Companies, 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 LOW 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 LOW 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 LOW 200 day moving average ("LOW 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the LOW 50 day moving average ("LOW 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Lowes Companies. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the LOW 200 DMA and the LOW 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("LOW MACD"). The LOW 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).