| PPG Industries manufactures and distributes a range of paints, coatings and specialty materials. Co.'s business is comprised of two reportable business segments: Performance Coatings and Industrial Coatings. The Performance Coatings segment primarily supplies a variety of protective and decorative coatings, sealants and finishes, along with paint strippers, stains and related chemicals, pavement marking products, transparencies and transparent armor. The Industrial Coatings is comprised of the automotive original equipment manufacturer coatings, industrial coatings, packaging coatings, and the specialty coatings and materials operating segments. |
When researching a stock like PPG Industries, 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 PPG 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 PPG 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 PPG 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.