| United Parcel Service provides transportation services, primarily domestic and international letter and package delivery. Co.'s segments are: U.S. Domestic Package, which includes the time-definite delivery of letters, documents and packages throughout the U.S.; International Package, which includes delivery to several countries and territories worldwide, including shipments wholly outside the U.S., as well as shipments with either origin or destination outside the U.S.; Supply Chain and Freight, which includes Co.'s Forwarding, Logistics, Coyote, Marken, UPS Mail Innovations, UPS Freight and other aggregated business units. |
When researching a stock like United Parcel Service, 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 UPS 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 UPS 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 UPS 200 day moving average ("UPS 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the UPS 50 day moving average ("UPS 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for United Parcel Service. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the UPS 200 DMA and the UPS 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("UPS MACD"). The UPS 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).