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Three Movers to Watch for: Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN), Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD), Apache Corporation (APA)

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Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN) grew with the stock adding 0.14% or $0.12 to close at $83.96 on active trading volume of 3.13M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.31M. The Glenview Illinois 60026 based company operating under the Processed & Packaged Goods industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 26.3% up for the period and up by 18.65% so far this year. With price target of $78 and a 28.69% rebound from 52-week low, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company manufactures, distributes, and sells infant formulas, children’s nutrition, and other nutritional products. It offers routine infant formula products as a breast milk substitute for healthy infants for use as the infant’s source of nutrition, as well as a supplement to breastfeeding under the Enfamil Premium, Enfapro Premium, Enfalac A+, and Enfamil A+ names; and solutions products to address common feeding tolerance problems, including spit-up, fussiness, gas, and lactose intolerance under the Enfamil Gentlease, Enfamil A.R., Enfamil ProSobee, and Enfamil LactoFree names. The company also provides specialty formula products, including formulas for addressing special medical needs, such as Nutramigen for cow’s milk protein allergies, as well as Puramino, an amino acid formula for cow’s milk protein allergies or multiple other food allergies; Enfamil Premature to meet the needs of premature and low birth weight infants; EnfaCare, a hypercaloric formula for premature babies at home; and produces medical foods for nutritional management of individuals with rare, inborn errors of metabolism comprising maple syrup urine disease and phenylketonuria. In addition, it offers children’s nutrition products comprising products for meeting children’s nutritional needs at toddlers and older children stage, as well as offer milk modifiers under the Enfagrow, Sustagen, Lactum, ChocoMilk, and Cal-C-Tose names; a range of other products, including pre-natal and post-natal nutritional supplements for expectant and nursing mothers under the Expecta and EnfaMama names; and pediatric vitamin products under the Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol name, as well as multivitamins and iron supplements for infants. The company sells its products to mothers, health care professionals, and retailers in approximately 50 countries in Asia, North America, Latin America, and Europe. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Glenview, Illinois.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) gained $0.56 to close the day at a new closing price of $47.83, a 1.18% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 14.04% above its 52 week low of $42.42. A total of 3.11M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.07M. The stock, which fluctuated between $47.29 and $48.05 during the day, currently situated -10.22% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 7.97% in the past one month and up by 8.09% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $46.77 and RSI of 73.56, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and Specialty Products Division (SPD). The Consumer Domestic segment offers household products, such as baking soda, carpet and cat litter deodorizers, clumping cat litters, washing soda, fabric softeners, daily shower cleaners, cleaning products, dishwashing detergents and boosters, laundry and cleaning solutions, and bathroom cleaners, as well as powder, liquid, and unit dose laundry detergents; and personal care products comprising toothpastes and oral rinses, home pregnancy and ovulation test kits, deodorants and antiperspirants, toothbrushes, shampoos, dietary supplements, depilatories, lotions, creams, waxes, oral analgesics, nasal saline moisturizers, and feminine hygiene products, as well as condoms, lubricants, and vibrating products. The Consumer International segment sells personal care, household, and over-the-counter products in international markets, such as Canada, France, Australia, China, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Brazil. The SPD segment offers animal nutrition products, including feed grade sodium bicarbonate, rumen fermentation enhancers, feed grade potassium carbonate, rumen bypass fat and lysine, omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, natural sodium sesquicarbonate, and refined functional carbohydrate; and specialty chemicals, such as performance grade sodium bicarbonate, and potassium carbonate and bicarbonate. It also provides specialty cleaners, such as aqueous cleaners and deodorizers for commercial and industrial applications. The company sells its products through supermarkets, mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstores, convenience stores, home stores, dollar and pet stores, and other specialty stores, as well as through Websites. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey.

Apache Corporation (APA) shares were down in last trading by -0.18% to $56.93. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.47% over the past week and fell -8.34% in the past month. It is currently trading -10.1% below its 50 day moving average and -1.61% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -17.16% decrease in value from its one year high of $69. The RSI indicator value of 29.25, lead us to believe that it may correct downwards in the near term.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

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