SMA 200 of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.
Simple moving average of 200 days for a stock is an unweighted moving average over the past 200 days. Moving averages will always exhibit a lag and the longer the period used for averaging the greater the lag will be. Because of the large amounts of data considered when calculating a long-term moving average, it takes a considerable amount of movement in the market to cause the moving average to change its course.
Using a moving average to confirm a trend in price is one of the most basic, yet effecting ways of using the indicator. Moving averages take into account what has already happened and a whole range of past events, which makes them such a good technical analysis tool for trend confirmations. Generally, a long-term moving average that is clearly on the upswing is a confirmation of a bullish trend. Conversely, a long-term moving average that is clearly on the downswing is a confirmation of a bearish trend.
SMA 200 of companies in the Finance sector on NASDAQ compared to Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.
Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for The Washington Trust Company that offers various banking and financial products and services to individuals and businesses. The company operates in two segments, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management Services. The Commercial Banking segment offers deposit accounts, including interest-bearing checking, noninterest-bearing checking, savings, money market, and retirement deposit accounts; and certificates of deposit, as well as debit card, ATM, telephone banking, Internet banking, mobile banking, remote deposit capture, and cash management services. This segment also provides various commercial and retail lending products, which include commercial real estate loans consisting of commercial mortgages, and construction and development loans; commercial and industrial loans; residential real estate loans; and consumer loans comprising home equity loans and lines of credit, personal installment loans, and loans to individuals secured by general aviation aircraft. The Wealth Management Services segment provides investment management; financial planning; personal trust and estate services, including services as trustee, personal representative, custodian, and guardian; and settlement of decedents' estates, as well as institutional trust services, such as custody and fiduciary services. This segment serves personal and institutional clients, and mutual funds. The company also operates as a licensed broker-dealer that markets investment programs, including mutual funds and variable annuities. As of December 31, 2016, it had 10 branch offices located in southern Rhode Island; 10 branch offices located in the greater Providence area in Rhode Island; and 1 branch office located in southeastern Connecticut. The company was founded in 1800 and is headquartered in Westerly, Rhode Island.
- Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., 23 Broad Street, Westerly 02891, United States