| Weyerhaeuser is a real estate investment trust. Co.'s segments are: Timberlands, which provides delivered logs such as grade logs and fiber logs, timber, recreational leases and other products such as seed and seedlings grown and wood chips; Real Estate, Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), in which Real Estate sells timberland tracts and ENR grants rights to explore, extract and sell construction aggregates (rock, sand and gravel), industrial materials and natural gas; and Wood Products, which provides structural lumber, oriented strand board, engineered wood products, wood chips and other byproducts, and complementary building products such as cedar, decking, siding, insulation and rebar. |
When researching a stock like Weyerhaeuser, 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 WY 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 WY 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 WY 200 day moving average ("WY 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the WY 50 day moving average ("WY 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Weyerhaeuser. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the WY 200 DMA and the WY 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("WY MACD"). The WY 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).