| Masco designs, manufactures and distributes home improvement and building products. Co.'s segments include: Plumbing Products, which include faucets, plumbing system components and valves, showerheads and handheld showers, bath hardware and accessories, bath units, tubs and shower bases and enclosures, shower drains, steam shower systems, sinks, kitchen accessories, toilets, spas, exercise pools and fitness systems and water handling systems; and Decorative Architectural Products, which includes paints and other coating products, paint applicators and accessories, lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, landscape lighting and LED lighting systems, and cabinet and other hardware. |
When researching a stock like Masco, 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 MAS 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 MAS 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 MAS 200 day moving average ("MAS 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the MAS 50 day moving average ("MAS 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Masco. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the MAS 200 DMA and the MAS 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("MAS MACD"). The MAS 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).