| Everest Re Group is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co.'s principal business is the underwriting of reinsurance and insurance in the U.S., Bermuda and international markets. Co. underwrites reinsurance both through brokers and directly with ceding companies. Co. underwrites insurance principally through brokers, surplus lines brokers and general agent relationships. Co. operates in the following segments: Reinsurance, which is written within U.S. Reinsurance market, International Reinsurance market, and Bermuda Reinsurance market; and Insurance, which writes property and casualty insurance through general agents, wholesale and retail brokers and surplus lines brokers. |
When researching a stock like Everest Re Group, 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 RE 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 RE 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 RE 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.