| IDEX is an applied solutions business that sells pumps, valves, flow meters and other fluidics systems and components and engineered products. Co.'s segments are: Fluid and Metering Technologies, which designs, produces and distributes positive displacement pumps, flow meters, injectors and other fluid-handling pump modules and systems; Health and Science Technologies, which designs, produces and distributes fluidics, rotary lobe pumps, centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, roll compaction and drying systems; and Fire and Safety/Diversified Products, which designs, produces and distributes firefighting pumps, valves and controls, rescue tools, and lifting bags. |
When researching a stock like IDEX, 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 IEX 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 IEX 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 IEX 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.