| Abbott Laboratories discovers, develops, manufactures and sells of a range of health care products. Co.'s reportable segments are: established pharmaceutical products, which include a range of generic pharmaceuticals; diagnostic products, which include a range of diagnostic systems and tests; nutritional products, which include a range of pediatric and adult nutritional products; and Cardiovascular and neuromodulation products, which include a range of rhythm management, electrophysiology, heart failure, vascular and structural heart devices for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, as well as neuromodulation devices for the management of chronic pain and movement disorders. |
When researching a stock like Abbott Laboratories, 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 ABT 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 ABT stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the ABT 200 day moving average ("ABT 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the ABT 50 day moving average ("ABT 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Abbott Laboratories.