| United Airlines Holdings is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. transports people and cargo throughout North America. Co.'s business and operations are dependent on its regional flight network. Co.'s subsidiary, United Airlines, Inc. (United), has bilateral commercial alliance agreements and obligations with Star Alliance members, addressing, among other things, reciprocal earning and redemption of frequent flyer miles, access to airport lounges and, with certain Star Alliance members, codesharing of flight operations. United's MileagePlus loyalty program provides awards, benefits and services to program participants. United provides freight and mail transportation services. |
When researching a stock like United Airlines Holdings, 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 UAL 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 UAL 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 UAL 200 day moving average ("UAL 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the UAL 50 day moving average ("UAL 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for United Airlines Holdings. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the UAL 200 DMA and the UAL 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("UAL MACD"). The UAL 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).