| FMC is an agricultural sciences company focused on helping growers produce food, feed, fiber and fuel. Co.'s pesticide categories are: insecticides, herbicides and fungicides. Co.'s product lines consist of insecticides and herbicides and Co. has a portfolio of fungicides used in crop segments. Co.'s insecticides are used to control pests, while its herbicide portfolio primarily targets a variety of weeds. In addition, Co. is also investing substantially in its Plant Health program which includes biological crop protection products, seed treatments and micro-nutrients. Co.'s product portfolio features two molecules, Rynaxypyr® (chlorantraniliprole) and Cyazypyr® (cyantraniliprole) actives. |
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.