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Stocks Under Consideration: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), The Mosaic Company (MOS), American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

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Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) grew with the stock adding 0.44% or $0.26 to close at $58.7 on light trading volume of 7.12M compared its three months average trading volume of 8.89M. The Seattle Washington 98134 based company operating under the Specialty Eateries industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 1.65% up for the period and up by 5.73% so far this year. With price target of $64.73 and a 16% rebound from 52-week low, Starbucks Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Starbucks Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Americas; China/Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East, and Africa; and Channel Development. Its stores offer coffee and tea beverages, packaged roasted whole bean and ground coffees, single-serve and ready-to-drink coffee and tea products, juices, and bottled water; an assortment of fresh food and snack offerings; and various food products, such as pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and lunch items, as well as beverage-making equipment and accessories. The company also licenses its trademarks through licensed stores, and grocery and national foodservice accounts. It offers its products under the Starbucks, Teavana, Tazo, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Evolution Fresh, La Boulange, Ethos, Frappuccino, Starbucks Doubleshot, Starbucks Refreshers, and Starbucks VIA brand names. As of November 3, 2016, the company operated 25,085 stores. Starbucks Corporation was founded in 1971 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

The Mosaic Company (MOS) had a active trading with around 7.09M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.98M. The stock traded between $32.93 and $33.93 before closing at the price of $33.26 with -0.57% change on the day. The Plymouth Minnesota 55441 based company is currently trading 57.3% above its 52 week low of $22.02 and -2.15% below its 52 week high of $33.99. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $26.96 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients primarily for the agricultural industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) saw its value increase by 0.34% as the stock gained $0.22 to finish the day at a closing price of $65.72. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $48.41-$67.47 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $65.43 to $66.07 during the day, are up by 9.5% in the past three months and up by 21.43% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.62% below its 20 day moving average and 0.77% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $72 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 48.65.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through two segments, Commercial Insurance and Consumer Insurance. The company’s Commercial Insurance segment offers general liability, commercial automobile liability, workers’ compensation, excess casualty, and crisis management causality insurance products, as well as various risk-sharing and other customized structured programs; commercial, industrial, and energy-related property insurance products; aerospace, environmental, political risk, trade credit, surety, and marine insurance products; various insurance products for small and medium sized enterprises; and professional liability insurance products. It also provides mortgage guaranty insurance; stable value wrap products, and structured settlement and terminal funding annuities; and corporate- and bank-owned life insurance and guaranteed investment contracts. This segment sells its products through independent retail and wholesale brokers, agency network, specialized marketing and consulting firms, and structured settlement brokers. Its Consumer Insurance segment offers retirement products, such as fixed annuities, and immediate and deferred income annuities; variable and fixed index annuities; and mutual funds, and plan administrative and compliance services. This segment’s products also include term and whole life, cancer, and critical illness insurance products; personal accident and supplemental health products; travel insurance products and services; automobile and homeowners, and extended warranty insurance; and identity theft and credit card protection products. It sells its products through agents, direct marketing, independent marketing organizations, financial advisors, banks, wirehouses, and broker-dealers. The company was founded in 1919 and is based in New York, New York.

 

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