| Ingersoll Rand is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is a provider of flow control and compression equipment and associated aftermarket parts, consumables and services. Co.'s segments are: Industrials, which designs, manufactures, markets and services air compression, vacuum and blower products; Energy, which designs, manufactures, markets and services positive displacement pumps, liquid ring vacuum pumps, compressors and integrated systems, engineered fluid loading and transfer equipment and associated aftermarket parts, consumables and services; and Medical, which designs, manufactures and markets a range of gas, liquid and precision syringe pumps and compressors. |
When researching a stock like Ingersoll-Rand, 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 IR 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 IR 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 IR 200 day moving average ("IR 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the IR 50 day moving average ("IR 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Ingersoll-Rand.