| Iron Mountain is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. stores physical records and data backup media, providing information management solutions, and providing data center space for colocation and hyperscale deployments. Co.'s segments are: Global Records and Information Management Business, which provides records management, data management, global digital solutions, secure shredding, and consumer storage; Global Data Center Business, which provides data center facilities; and Corporate and Other Business, which provides entertainment and media, that helps industry clients store, safeguard and deliver physical media of various types. |
When researching a stock like Iron Mountain, 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 IRM 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 IRM 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 IRM 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.