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3 Stocks in Focus: ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA), Ford Motor Company (F), Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX)

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ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA) fell -0.29% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.07 to finish the day at $23.68 with about 62.15M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.71M. The $4.48B market cap company, currently situated 441.88% above its 52 week low of $4.37 and -0.55% away from its one year high of $23.79. The RSI of 90.79 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an oncology company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of drugs for cancer patients in the United States and internationally. It offers Iclusig (ponatinib), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) for the treatment of adult patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the United States, the European Union, Australia, Switzerland, Israel, and Canada. The company also develops Brigatinib, an investigational inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase for the treatment of various patients with a form of non-small cell lung cancer; and AP32788, for treating non-small cell lung cancer and various other solid tumors. It markets and sells Iclusig through specialty pharmacy in the United States. The company has license agreements with Medinol Ltd. to develop and commercialize stents and other medical devices to deliver ridaforolimus. ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Ford Motor Company (F) gained $0.22 to close the day at a new closing price of $12.85, a 1.74% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 20.67% above its 52 week low of $11.02. A total of 58.56M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 35.29M. The stock, which fluctuated between $12.66 and $13.02 during the day, currently situated -7.51% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -1.38% in the past one month and up by 7.34% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $12.74 and RSI of 57.49, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) had a active trading with around 44.01M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 32.31M. The stock traded between $15.22 and $15.73 before closing at the price of $15.55 with 5.93% change on the day. The Phoenix Arizona 85004 based company is currently trading 341.76% above its 52 week low of $3.52 and -5.3% below its 52 week high of $16.42. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 63.2 and $13.14 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc., a natural resource company, acquires, explores, and develops mineral assets, and oil and natural gas resources. The company explores for copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt hydroxide, silver, and other metals, as well as oil and gas. It holds interests in various mines located in the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia; Morenci, Bagdad, Safford, Sierrita, Miami, Chino, Tyrone, Henderson, and Climax in North America; Cerro Verde and El Abra in South America; and the Tenke Fungurume minerals district in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. The company’s oil and gas operations include oil production facilities in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico; oil production facilities onshore and offshore in California; onshore natural gas resources in the Haynesville shale in Louisiana; natural gas production from the Madden area in central Wyoming; and a position in the Inboard Lower Tertiary/Cretaceous natural gas trend onshore located in South Louisiana. As of December 31, 2015, its consolidated recoverable proven and probable mineral reserves included 99.5 billion pounds of copper, 27.1 million ounces of gold, 3.05 billion pounds of molybdenum, 271.2 million ounces of silver, and 0.87 billion pounds of cobalt; and its estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves totaled 252 million barrels of oil equivalents. The company was formerly known as Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. and changed its name to Freeport-McMoRan Inc. in July 2014. Freeport-McMoRan Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.


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