| Loews is a holding company and has four reportable segments comprised of three individual operating subsidiaries: CNA Financial Corporation, which provides commercial property and casualty coverages, including surety; Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP, which is engaged in the business of natural gas and natural gas liquids and hydrocarbons transportation and storage; and Loews Hotels Holding Corporation, which operates a chain of hotels; and the Corporate segment, which includes the operations of Altium Packaging LLC, which is a packaging solutions provider and manufacturer in North America. |
When researching a stock like Loews, 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 L 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 L 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 L 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.