| FMC is an agricultural sciences company. Co. provides solutions to growers with a product portfolio in crop protection, plant health, precision agriculture, and pest and turf management. Co.'s portfolio includes insect control products based on Rynaxypyr® and Cyazypyr® active ingredients; Authority®, Boral®, Centium®, Command® and Gamit® herbicides; Isoflex active herbicide ingredient; Talstar® and Hero® insecticides; and flutriafol-based fungicides. Co.'s portfolio also includes Arc farm technology and biologicals such as Quartzo® and Presence® bionematicides. Co.'s products are used in agriculture for crop yield and quality, and in non-agricultural markets for pest and turf management. |
When researching a stock like FMC, 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 FMC 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 FMC 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 FMC 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.