| Fiserv is a global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions. Co. serves clients around the globe, including merchants, banks, credit unions, other financial institutions and corporate clients. Co.'s operations are comprised of: Merchant Acceptance, which enables businesses to accept consumers' electronic payment transactions online or in-person; Financial Technology, which provides financial institutions around the world with the technology solutions they need to run their operations; and Payments and Network, which provides financial institutions and corporate clients around the world with the products and services required to process digital payment transactions. |
When researching a stock like Fiserv, 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 FISV 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 FISV 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 FISV 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.