| UDR is a real estate investment trust that owns, operates, acquires, renovates, develops, redevelops, disposes of, and manages multifamily apartment communities. Co.'s consolidated real estate portfolio consists of communities, consisting of completed apartment homes, which are held directly or through its subsidiaries, including the United Dominion Realty, L.P. and the United Dominion Realty, L.P., and consolidated joint ventures. In addition, Co. has an ownership interest in completed or to-be-completed apartment homes through unconsolidated joint ventures or partnerships, including apartment homes owned by entities in which Co. holds preferred equity investments.
When researching a stock like UDR, 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 UDR 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 UDR 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 UDR 200 day moving average ("UDR 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the UDR 50 day moving average ("UDR 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for UDR. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the UDR 200 DMA and the UDR 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("UDR MACD"). The UDR 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).