| Northern Trust is a financial holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. provides wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking solutions. Co. focuses on managing and servicing client assets through its two reporting segments: Corporate and Institutional Services, which provides asset servicing and related services to corporate and public retirement funds, foundations, endowments, fund managers, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, and other institutional investors around the globe; and Wealth Management, which focuses on individuals and families, business owners, executives, personnel, retirees, and established privately-held businesses in its target markets. |
When researching a stock like Northern Trust, 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 NTRS 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 NTRS 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 NTRS 200 day moving average ("NTRS 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the NTRS 50 day moving average ("NTRS 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Northern Trust.