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Investor’s Watch List: Kinder Morgan (KMI), Morgan Stanley (MS), Synchrony Financial (SYF)


Morgan Stanley (MS) had a light trading with around 11.32M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 12.45M. The stock traded between $32.2 and $32.65 before closing at the price of $32.39 with -0.52% change on the day. The New York New York 10036 based company is currently trading 54.97% above its 52 week low of $21.16 and -7.71% below its 52 week high of $35.74. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 59.17 and $33.27 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide. The company’s Institutional Securities segment offers capital raising and financial advisory services, including services related to the underwriting of debt, equity, and other securities, as well as advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, real estate, and project finance. This segment also provides sales and trading services, such as sales, financing, and market-making services in equity securities and fixed income products, including foreign exchange and commodities, as well as prime brokerage services; and corporate lending services, credit products, and investments and research services. Its Wealth Management segment offers various financial services and solutions covering brokerage and investment advisory services, market-making services in fixed income securities, financial and wealth planning services, annuity and insurance products, credit and other lending products, and banking and retirement plan services to individual investors, small-to-medium sized businesses, and institutions. The company’s Investment Management segment provides various investment strategies and products comprising asset management, including equity, fixed income, liquidity, alternatives, and managed futures products. This segment is also involved in merchant banking and real estate investing businesses. Morgan Stanley was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Synchrony Financial (SYF) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -3.4% or $-0.95 to close the day at $26.99 on light trading volume of 11.3M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.47M. The Stamford Connecticut 06902 based company has been underperforming the credit services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -15.6%, compared to the industry which has advanced 4.75% over the same period. With RSI of 44.91, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $35.26, making it a hold for now.

Synchrony Financial operates as a consumer financial services company in the United States. The company offers private label credit cards, dual cards, and small and medium-sized business credit products; and promotional financing for consumer purchases, such as private label credit cards and installment loans. It also provides promotional financing to consumers for elective healthcare procedures or services, such as dental, veterinary, cosmetic, vision, and audiology; debt cancellation products; and deposit products, including certificates of deposit, individual retirement, money market, and savings accounts, as well as accepts deposits through third-party securities brokerage firms. The company offers its credit products through programs established with a group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations, and healthcare service providers; and deposit products through multiple channels, including online, print, and radio advertising. Synchrony Financial was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. Synchrony Financial operates independently of GE Consumer Finance, Inc. as of November 17, 2015.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) shares were down in last trading by -1.3% to $22.09. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.94% over the past week and fell -2.69% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.22% above its 50 day moving average and 20.85% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -30.07% decrease in value from its one year high of $32.87. The RSI indicator value of 51.03, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company in North America. It operates through Natural Gas Pipelines, CO2, Terminals, Products Pipelines, Kinder Morgan Canada, and Other segments. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment owns and operates interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline and storage systems; natural gas and crude oil gathering systems, and natural gas processing and treating facilities; natural gas liquids fractionation facilities and transportation systems; and liquefied natural gas facilities. The CO2 segment produces, transports, and markets CO2 for use in enhanced oil recovery projects; and owns interests in oil-producing fields, gas processing plants, and crude oil pipelines in the Permian Basin region of West Texas. The Terminals segment owns and operates liquids and bulk terminals that transload and store refined petroleum products, crude oil, and condensate, as well as bulk products, including coal, petroleum coke, cement, alumina, salt, and other bulk chemicals; and owns and operates tankers. The Products Pipelines segment owns and operates refined petroleum products, and crude oil and condensate pipelines; and associated product terminals and petroleum pipeline transmix facilities. The Kinder Morgan Canada segment owns and operates Trans Mountain pipeline system that transports crude oil and refined petroleum products from Edmonton, Alberta, and Canada to marketing terminals and refineries in British Columbia, Canada, and Washington; and jet fuel aviation turbine fuel pipeline that serves the Vancouver (Canada) International Airport. The Other segment includes various physical natural gas contracts with power plants. Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns interests in or operates approximately 84,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. The company was formerly known as Kinder Morgan Holdco LLC and changed its name to Kinder Morgan, Inc. in February 2011. Kinder Morgan, Inc. was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.


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