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3 Stocks to Watch For: Ford Motor Company (F), Apple Inc. (AAPL), J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP)


Ford Motor Company (F) saw its value decrease by -1.9% as the stock dropped $-0.24 to finish the day at a closing price of $12.4. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $11.02-$14.34 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $12.4 to $12.64 during the day, are up by 3.16% in the past three months and up by 1.37% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.83% below its 20 day moving average and 2.75% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $12.6 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 49.14.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Ford Motor Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, finances, and services automobiles. The company operates through two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. The Automotive sector develops, manufactures, distributes, and services passenger cars, trucks, SUVs, light commercial vehicles, trucks, vans, and electrified vehicles, as well as offers parts and accessories. It offers vehicles primarily under the Ford and Lincoln brand names. This sector markets and sells its products through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to fleet customers, including commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments. The Financial Services sector offers various automotive financing products to and through automotive dealers. It provides financing products, including retail installment sale contracts for new and used vehicles; and direct financing leases for new vehicles to retail and commercial customers, government entities, daily rental car companies, leasing companies, and fleet customers. This sector also offers wholesale loans to dealers to finance the purchase of vehicle inventory; and loans to dealers to finance working capital and improvement of dealership facilities, purchase dealership real estate, and other dealer vehicle programs. It serves clients in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903 and is based in Dearborn, Michigan.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) shares were down in last trading by -0.66% to $116.29. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.41% over the past week and grew 4.02% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.16% above its 50 day moving average and 10.76% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.52% decrease in value from its one year high of $118.69. The RSI indicator value of 60.42, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers. The company also provides iLife, a consumer-oriented digital lifestyle software application suite; iWork, an integrated productivity suite that helps users create, present, and publish documents, presentations, and spreadsheets; and other application software, such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro. In addition, it offers Apple TV that connects to consumers’ TV and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming high definition video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; Apple Watch, a personal electronic device; and iPod, a line of portable digital music and media players. Further, the company sells Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible, and iOS-compatible accessories, such as headphones, displays, storage devices, Beats products, and other connectivity and computing products and supplies. Additionally, it offers iCloud, a cloud service; AppleCare that offers support options for its customers; and Apple Pay, a mobile payment service. The company sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, iBooks Store, and Apple Music. It also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) traded within a range of $8.5 to $9.02 after opening the day at $9.02. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 28.53% so far this year. The stock was down close to -5.41% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $8.56 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -28.61% below its 52 week high of $11.99 and 42.67% above its 12-month low of $6. The shares are down by over -12.47% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 38.91 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.


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