| Newell Brands is a global consumer goods company. Co.'s main operating segments include: Commercial Solutions, which designs, manufactures, sources, and distributes commercial cleaning and maintenance solutions products, closet and garage organization products; Home Appliances and Home Solutions, which design, manufacture, source, market and distribute a line of household products; Learning and Development, which designs, manufactures, sources, markets and distributes writing instruments, including pens and pencils; and Outdoor and Recreation, which designs, manufactures, sources, markets and distributes global consumer active lifestyle products for outdoor and outdoor-related activities. |
When researching a stock like Newell Brands, 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 NWL 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 NWL 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 NWL 200 day moving average ("NWL 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the NWL 50 day moving average ("NWL 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Newell Brands. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the NWL 200 DMA and the NWL 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("NWL MACD"). The NWL 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).