| United Parcel Service is a package delivery company and a provider of global supply chain management solutions. Co.'s services include transportation and delivery, distribution, contract logistics, ocean freight, air freight, customs brokerage and insurance. Co. has two reporting segments: U.S. Domestic Package and International Package (collectively, global small package). Co.'s global small package operations provide time-definite delivery services for express letters, documents, packages and palletized freight via air and ground services. These services are supported by various shipping, visibility and billing technologies.
When researching a stock like United Parcel Service, 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 UPS 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 UPS 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 UPS 200 day moving average ("UPS 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the UPS 50 day moving average ("UPS 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for United Parcel Service.