Investors can employ various techniques in order to study stocks. Two of the most widely used techniques are fundamental and technical analysis. Fundamental analysis includes crunching the numbers for specific companies. This may involve reviewing the cash flow statement, income statement, and balance sheet. In essence, fundamental analysts are trying to figure out the company’s value. Once the value of a company is determined, the investor can then make investment decisions based on the research. Using this method, a stock that is trading underneath the intrinsic value may be considered a good pick. Technical traders typically hold the view that all the data they need to know about a stock can be discovered to using charts.

Traders checking the pulse on shares of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) will note that since the opening price of 98.48, the stock has moved -0.31. During the session, the stock has hit a low of 98.06 and reached a high of 98.55. Volume on the day is around 82083. 

Dedicated traders will often pay close attention to Exponential Moving Average levels. EMA study can help guide traders when gauging market strength. We can see the following EMA levels on the stock:

30 day Exponential Moving Average: 98.2521031
50 day Exponential Moving Average: 97.31731767
100 day Exponential Moving Average: 94.23568072
10 day Exponential Moving Average: 98.55065246
20 day Exponential Moving Average: 98.52263972
200 day Exponential Moving Average: 88.28736643

The HMA or Hull Moving Average for the stock is presently 98.006. The HMA may help with technical analysis by reducing lag and heightening responsiveness. Traders often find that following this indicator helps with reduction of noise.

As traders scan the equity market, they may be using Simple Moving Averages to help figure out where a stock is headed. Following some SMA levels, we can see that the 10 day is 98.873, the 20 day is 98.5335, and the 30 day is 98.57266667. Tracking some other time periods, we note that the 50 day SMA is 97.8639 , the 100 day is 94.071548 , and the 200 day SMA is currently 87.379999.

Scanning through some ratings, we note that the current Oscillator Rating on the stock is a “Neutral”. The Moving Average Rating is sitting at a “Neutral”. Traders may use these signals in conjunction with other indicators in order to set up the chart for future trading success.

Investors following Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) can see that the stock most recently closed at 98.17
Past 3 months: 12.99493554
One year change: 44.36764706
Year-to-date: 68.64799863
Past week: -0.92844888
Past month: 0.02037697

Traders following Donchian Channels can see that the 20 day upper band is 100.44 and the 20 day lower band is 96.66. These channels are used by technicians to help spot possible breakouts, and they may also be used to confirm a defined trend.

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) has drawn the attention of traders as the price has moved -0.30466132% since the open. The prior session close was noted at 98.17. Looking back over the last month, we note that the stock’s high point was seen at 100.44.

When compared to technical analysis, fundamental analysis typically uses a longer-term approach. Chartists may use a time horizon of days, hours, or even minutes. Fundamental analysis may track data going back many years. The difference in timeframe between the two can be seen with how each investing style may be used. Traders may only be looking to make quick trades and capitalize on short-term market movements. Longer-term investors may be looking to hold an investment for months or even years. Some investors will use a combination that studies the technicals and the fundamentals. Fundamentals may be used to identify which stock to buy, while viewing the technicals can be used to sort out the timing of the trade.