| Oracle provides products and services that address enterprise information technology (IT) environments. Co.'s products and services include applications and infrastructure offerings. Co.'s cloud and license business engages in the sale, marketing and delivery of its applications and infrastructure technologies through cloud and on-premise deployment models including its cloud services and license support offerings; and its cloud license and on-premise license offerings. Co.'s hardware business provides Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, industry-specific hardware, operating systems, virtualization, management and other hardware-related software to support various IT environments. |
When researching a stock like Oracle, 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 ORCL 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 ORCL 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 ORCL 200 day moving average ("ORCL 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the ORCL 50 day moving average ("ORCL 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Oracle. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the ORCL 200 DMA and the ORCL 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("ORCL MACD"). The ORCL 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).