| Maxim Integrated Products designs, develops, manufactures and markets a range of linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits, referred to as analog circuits. The analog market is fragmented and characterized by various applications, product variations and, with respect to different circuit types. Co.'s linear and mixed signal products serve the Automotive, Communications & Data Center, Consumer, and Industrial end-markets. Co. primarily utilizes third party foundries as well as its own wafer fabrication facility for the production of its wafers. Co. markets its products through a direct-sales and applications organization and through its own and other unaffiliated distribution channels. |
When researching a stock like Maxim Integrated Products, 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 MXIM 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 MXIM 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 MXIM 200 day moving average ("MXIM 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the MXIM 50 day moving average ("MXIM 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Maxim Integrated Products. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the MXIM 200 DMA and the MXIM 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("MXIM MACD"). The MXIM 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).