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Stocks Alert: Regions Financial Corporation (RF), Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC), Anthem, Inc. (ANTM)


Regions Financial Corporation (RF) grew with the stock adding 2.24% or $0.34 to close at $15.49 on light trading volume of 12.49M compared its three months average trading volume of 20.47M. The Birmingham Alabama 35203 based company operating under the Regional – Southeast Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 102.64% up for the period and up by 7.87% so far this year. With price target of $15.23 and a 120.34% rebound from 52-week low, Regions Financial Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Regions Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and bank-related services to individual and corporate customers in the United States. Its Corporate Bank segment offers commercial banking services, such as commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, and investor real estate lending, as well as equipment lease financing services. This segment serves corporate, middle market, small business, and commercial real estate developers and investors. The company’s Consumer Bank segment provides consumer banking products and services related to residential first mortgages, home equity lines and loans, small business loans, indirect loans, consumer credit cards, and other consumer loans, as well as the corresponding deposit relationships. Its Wealth Management segment offers wealth management products and services, including credit related products, trust and investment management, asset management, retirement and savings solutions, estate planning, and personal and commercial insurance products to individuals, businesses, governmental institutions, and non-profit entities. The company also provides insurance coverage for various lines of personal and commercial insurance, such as property, vehicle, casualty, life, health, and accident insurance, as well as commercial crop, life, and environmental insurance; and commercial equipment financing products, as well as offers securities, insurance, and advisory services through financial consultants. In addition, it offers securities brokerage, merger and acquisition advisory, trust, and other specialty financing services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 1,627 banking offices and 1,962 ATMs in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Regions Financial Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) dropped $-0.9 to close the day at a new closing price of $85.03, a -1.05% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 19.26% above its 52 week low of $75.1. A total of 1.77M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.69M. The stock, which fluctuated between $84.96 and $85.86 during the day, currently situated -4.57% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.33% in the past one month and up by 5.21% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $83.88 and RSI of 46.19, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Omnicom Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides advertising, marketing, and corporate communications services. The company offers a range of services in the areas of advertising, customer relationship management, or CRM, public relations, and specialty communications. Its services comprise advertising, brand consultancy, content marketing, corporate social responsibility consulting, crisis communication, custom publishing, data analytics, database management, environmental design, financial/corporate business-to-business advertising, graphic arts/digital imaging, healthcare communications, and instore design services. The company’s services also include direct, entertainment, experiential, and field, interactive, mobile, multi-cultural, non-profit, promotional, retail, search engine, social media, and sports and event marketing services; and investor relations, marketing research, media planning and buying, organizational communications, package design, product placement, public affairs, public relations, and reputation consulting services. It operates in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and other Asian countries. Omnicom Group Inc. was founded in 1944 and is based in New York, New York.

Anthem, Inc. (ANTM) shares were down in last trading by -0.12% to $163.32. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.98% over the past week and grew 9.96% in the past month. It is currently trading 9.53% above its 50 day moving average and 21.84% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.55% decrease in value from its one year high of $165.88. The RSI indicator value of 71.59, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Anthem, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a health benefits company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Commercial and Specialty Business, Government Business, and Other. The company offers a spectrum of network-based managed care health benefit plans to large and small employer, individual, Medicaid, and Medicare markets. Its managed care plans include preferred provider organizations; health maintenance organizations; point-of-service plans; traditional indemnity plans and other hybrid plans, such as consumer-driven health plans; and hospital only and limited benefit products. The company also provides a range of managed care services to self-funded customers, including claims processing, underwriting, stop loss insurance, actuarial services, provider network access, medical cost management, disease management, wellness programs, and other administrative services. In addition, it offers an array of specialty and other insurance products and services, such as dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits, radiology benefit management, and analytics-driven personal health care guidance; and Medicare administrative services. Further, the company provides services to the federal government in connection with the federal Employee Program; and operates as a licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. As of October 26, 2016, it served 73 million medical members through its affiliated companies. The company was formerly known as WellPoint, Inc. and changed its name to Anthem, Inc. in December 2014. Anthem, Inc. was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.


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