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Stocks Buzz: Northern Trust Corporation (NTRS), Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY), NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE)


Northern Trust Corporation (NTRS) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.51% or $1.3 to close the day at $87.58 on light trading volume of 1.26M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.37M. The Chicago Illinois 60603 based company has been outperforming the asset management group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 53.5%, compared to the industry which has advanced 33.47% over the same period. With RSI of 61.01, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $89.31, making it a hold for now.

Northern Trust Corporation, a financial holding company, provides asset servicing, fund administration, asset management, fiduciary, and banking solutions for corporations, institutions, families, and individuals worldwide. It operates through two segments, Corporate & Institutional Services (C&IS) and Wealth Management. The C&IS segment offers asset servicing and related services, including global custody, fund administration, investment operations outsourcing, investment management, investment risk and analytical services, employee benefit services, securities lending, foreign exchange, treasury management, brokerage services, transition management services, banking, and cash management services. This segment provides services to corporate and public retirement funds, foundations, endowments, fund managers, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, and other institutional investors. The Wealth Management segment offers trust, investment management, custody, and philanthropic services; financial consulting; guardianship and estate administration; family business consulting; family financial education; brokerage services; and private and business banking. This segment serves high-net-worth individuals and families, business owners, executives, professionals, retirees, and established privately-held businesses. The company also provides asset management services, such as active, passive, and engineered equity; active and passive fixed income; cash management; alternative asset classes comprising private equity and hedge funds of funds; and multi-manager advisory services and products through separately managed accounts, bank common and collective funds, registered investment companies, exchange traded funds, non-U.S. collective investment funds, and unregistered private investment funds. In addition, it offers overlay services and other risk management services. Northern Trust Corporation was founded in 1889 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) grew with the stock adding 3.23% or $1.68 to close at $53.71 on active trading volume of 19.78M compared its three months average trading volume of 11.68M. The New York New York 10154 based company operating under the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -11.46% down for the period and down by -7.49% so far this year. With price target of $55.18 and a 16.74% rebound from 52-week low, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company discovers, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, and distributes biopharmaceutical products worldwide. It offers chemically-synthesized drug or small molecule, and biologic in various therapeutic areas, including virology comprising human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV); oncology; immunoscience; cardiovascular; and neuroscience. Its products include Baraclude for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection; Daklinza and Sunvepra for the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection; Reyataz and Sustiva for the treatment of HIV; Empliciti, a humanized monoclonal antibody for the treatment of multiple myeloma; Erbitux, an IgG1 monoclonal antibody that blocks the epidermal growth factor receptor; Opdivo, a fully human monoclonal antibody for non-small cell lung and renal cell cancer, and melanoma; Sprycel, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor for the treatment of adults with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia; Yervoy, a monoclonal antibody for metastatic melanoma; Abilify, an antipsychotic agent for adults with schizophrenia, bipolar mania disorder, and depressive disorder; Orencia to treat rheumatoid arthritis; and Eliquis, an oral factor Xa inhibitor targeted at stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. Its products pipeline includes Beclabuvir, a non-nucleoside NS5B inhibitor for the treatment of HCV; BMS-663068, an investigational compound that is being studied in HIV-1; and Prostvac, a Phase III prostate-specific antigen to treat asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. The company has clinical trial collaborations with Calithera Biosciences, Inc. and Janssen Biotech, Inc.; and a research collaboration with GeneCentric Diagnostics, Inc. The company was formerly known as Bristol-Myers Company and changed its name to Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in 1989. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) managed to rebound with the stock declining 0% or $0 to close the day at $126 on lower than average trading volume of 1.61M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.17M. The Juno Beach Florida 33408 based company has been outperforming the electric utilities companies by 11.7501% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 5.47% YTD, versus the electric utilities industry which is up 1.73% for the same period. The RSI of 69.91 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

NextEra Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electric energy in the United States and Canada. The company generates electricity from gas, oil, solar, coal, petroleum coke, nuclear, and wind sources. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 9.5 million people through approximately 4.8 million customer accounts in the east and lower west coasts of Florida. The company had approximately 46,400 megawatts of generating capacity. It also leases fiber-optic network capacity and dark fiber to telephone, wireless, and Internet companies. The company was formerly known as FPL Group, Inc. and changed its name to NextEra Energy, Inc. in 2010. NextEra Energy, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida.


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