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Stocks Trend Analysis: CVS Health Corporation (CVS), Corning Incorporated (GLW), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)


CVS Health Corporation (CVS) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.19% or $0.97 to close the day at $82.67 on light trading volume of 7.05M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.43M. The Woonsocket Rhode Island 02895 based company has been underperforming the health care plans group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -11.33%, compared to the industry which has advanced 13.39% over the same period. With RSI of 66.04, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $87.39, making it a hold for now.

CVS Health Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services. It operates through Pharmacy Services and Retail/LTC segments. The Pharmacy Services segment offers pharmacy benefit management solutions, such as plan design and administration, formulary management, Medicare Part D services, mail order and specialty pharmacy services, retail pharmacy network management services, prescription management systems, clinical services, disease management programs, and medical pharmacy management services. This segment serves employers, insurance companies, unions, government employee groups, health plans, managed Medicaid plans and plans offered on public and private exchanges, other sponsors of health benefit plans, and individuals under the CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services, Caremark, CVS Caremark, CarePlus CVS Pharmacy, CVS Specialty, Accordant, SilverScript, NovoLogix, Coram, Navarro Health Services, and Advanced Care Scripts names. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 24 retail specialty pharmacy stores, 11 specialty mail order pharmacies and 5 mail order dispensing pharmacies, and 83 branches for infusion and enteral services. The Retail/LTC segment sells prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, beauty products and cosmetics, personal care products, convenience foods, seasonal merchandise, and greeting cards, as well as provides photo finishing services. It operates 9,655 retail stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Brazil primarily under the CVS Pharmacy, CVS, Longs Drugs, Navarro Discount Pharmacy, and Drogaria Onofre names; online retail pharmacy Websites; and 32 onsite pharmacy stores, long-term care pharmacy operations, and retail health care clinics. The company was formerly known as CVS Caremark Corporation and changed its name to CVS Health Corporation in September 2014. CVS Health Corporation was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

Corning Incorporated (GLW) grew with the stock adding 0.08% or $0.02 to close at $24.49 on light trading volume of 7.04M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.86M. The Corning New York 14831 based company operating under the Diversified Electronics industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 45.17% up for the period and up by 0.91% so far this year. With price target of $23.56 and a 55.79% rebound from 52-week low, Corning Incorporated has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Corning Incorporated manufactures and sells specialty glasses, ceramics, and related materials worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Display Technologies, Optical Communications, Environmental Technologies, Specialty Materials, and Life Sciences. The Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for liquid crystal displays (LCDs) used in LCD televisions, notebook computers, and flat panel desktop monitors. The Optical Communications segment manufactures optical fiber and cable; and hardware and equipment products comprising cable assemblies, fiber optic hardware and connectors, optical components and couplers, closures, network interface devices, and other accessories. This segment also offers subscriber demarcation, connection and protection devices, passive solutions, and outside plant enclosures; and coaxial RF interconnects for the cable television industry and microwave applications. The Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary, and gasoline and diesel applications. The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide approximately 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics, and fluoride crystals. The Life Sciences segment manufactures and supplies scientific laboratory products consisting of consumables, such as plastic vessels, specialty surfaces, and media, as well as general labware and equipment for cell culture research, bioprocessing, genomics, drug discovery, microbiology, and chemistry. It also engages in a pharmaceutical glass vessel and a tubing business; and precision materials’ non-LCD business, as well as precision laser cutting/shaping technologies, and flow reactors and adjacency businesses for glass. The company was formerly known as Corning Glass Works and changed its name to Corning Incorporated in April 1989. Corning Incorporated was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Corning, New York.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.46% or $0.08 to close the day at $17.48 on higher than average trading volume of 6.97M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 15.95M. The Houston Texas 77056 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas companies by 11.5543% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 0.98% YTD, versus the independent oil & gas industry which is down -0.72% for the same period. The RSI of 48.76 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.


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