| Delta Air Lines is a global airline. Co. has the following operating segments: Airline Segment, which is managed as a single business unit that provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo throughout the U.S. and around the world and includes its loyalty program, as well as other ancillary airline services; and Refinery Segment, in which its Monroe Energy, LLC subsidiary (Monroe) operates the Trainer oil refinery and related assets located near Philadelphia, PA. Monroe's operations include pipelines and terminal assets that allow the refinery to supply jet fuel to Co.'s airline operations throughout the Northeastern U.S., including its New York hubs at LaGuardia and JFK. |
When researching a stock like Delta Air Lines, 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 DAL 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 DAL stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of these ways is called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI. This popular indicator, originally developed in the 1970's by J. Welles Wilder, looks at a 14-day moving average of a stock's gains on its up days, versus its losses on its down days. The resulting DAL RSI is a value that measures momentum, oscillating between "oversold" and "overbought" on a scale of zero to 100. A reading below 30 is viewed to be oversold, which a bullish investor could look to as a sign that the selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and look for entry point opportunities. A reading above 70 is viewed to be overbought, which could indicate that a rally in progress is starting to get crowded with buyers. If the rally has been a long one, that could be a sign that a pullback is overdue.