| NetApp is a global cloud-led, data-centric software company. Co. provides software and cloud services that allow organizations to run their solutions from the data center to the cloud. Co.'s NetApp Subscriptions and Licensing subscription services provide a public cloud-like experience based on performance tier and storage service type, including block, file, or object, available as customer-managed or NetApp-managed solution. Co. and its partners provide assessment, design, and implementation services that help customers support their on-premises, private cloud, hybrid cloud, and/or public cloud information technology environments. |
When researching a stock like NetApp, 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 NTAP 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 NTAP 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 NTAP 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.