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Stocks Trending Alert: Centene Corporation (CNC), EQT Corporation (EQT), Dollar General Corporation (DG)

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Centene Corporation (CNC) saw its value increase by 3.14% as the stock gained $1.78 to finish the day at a closing price of $58.5. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $47.36-$75.57 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $57.17 to $59.79 during the day, are down by -15.22% in the past three months and down by -16.24% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.05% above its 20 day moving average and -0.45% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $76.88 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 53.8.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Centene Corporation operates as a diversified and multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides programs and services to under-insured and uninsured individuals in the United States. It operates through two segments, Managed Care and Specialty Services. The Managed Care segment offers Medicaid and Medicaid-related health plan coverage to individuals through government subsidized programs, including Medicaid, the State children’s health insurance program, long-term care, foster care, and dual-eligible individual, as well as aged, blind, or disabled programs. Its health plans include primary and specialty physician care, inpatient and outpatient hospital care, emergency and urgent care, prenatal care, laboratory and x-ray services, home health and durable medical equipment, behavioral health and substance abuse, 24-hour nurse advice line, transportation assistance, vision care, dental care, immunizations, prescriptions and limited over-the-counter drugs, specialty pharmacy, therapies, social work services, and care coordination. The Specialty Services segment provides pharmacy benefits management services; health, triage, wellness, and disease management services; vision services; dental services; correctional healthcare services; in-home health services; and integrated long-term care services, as well as care management software that automate the clinical, administrative, and technical components of care management programs. This segment offers its services and products to state programs, healthcare organizations, employer groups, and other commercial organizations. The company provides its services through primary and specialty care physicians, hospitals, and ancillary providers. Centene Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

EQT Corporation (EQT) shares were up in last trading by 2.15% to $67.06. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.24% over the past week and fell -4.64% in the past month. It is currently trading -1.27% below its 50 day moving average and -4.63% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -16.74% decrease in value from its one year high of $80.61. The RSI indicator value of 45.12, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

EQT Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company in the United States. It operates through two segments, EQT Production and EQT Midstream. The EQT Production segment explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and crude oil primarily in the Appalachian Basin. As of December 31, 2015, it had 10.0 trillion cubic feet of proved natural gas, NGL, and crude oil reserves across approximately 3.4 million gross acres, including approximately 630,000 gross acres in the Marcellus play. The EQT Midstream segment provides natural gas gathering, transmission, and storage services for the company’s produced gas, as well as for independent third parties in the Appalachian Basin. This segment owns or operates approximately 8,250 miles of gathering lines and 177 compressor units with approximately 255,000 horsepower of installed capacity. EQT Corporation was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dollar General Corporation (DG) traded within a range of $76.53 to $78.06 after opening the day at $77. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 9.09% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.21% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $77.43 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -19.53% below its 52 week high of $96.88 and 16.81% above its 12-month low of $66.5. The shares are up by over 8.06% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 59.24 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. The company offers consumable products, including paper and cleaning products comprising paper towels, bath tissues, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, and laundry and other home cleaning supplies; packaged food products, such as cereals, canned soups and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar, and flour; perishables consisting of milk, eggs, bread, frozen meals, beer, and wine; snacks that comprise candies, cookies, crackers, salty snacks, and carbonated beverages; health and beauty products, such as over-the-counter medicines, as well as soap, body wash, shampoo, dental hygiene, and foot care products; pet products, which include pet supplies and pet food; and tobacco products. It also provides seasonal products, including decorations, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery products, prepaid phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware products, and automotive and home office supplies; and home products consisting of kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen products, beds, and bath soft goods. In addition, the company offers apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women, and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes, and accessories. As of August 13, 2016, it operated 13,000 stores located in 43 states. The company was formerly known as J.L. Turner & Son, Inc. and changed its name to Dollar General Corporation in 1968. Dollar General Corporation was founded in 1939 and is based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

 

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