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Stocks Intraday Alert: V.F. Corporation (VFC), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE), Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)


V.F. Corporation (VFC) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.3% or $-0.15 to close the day at $50.37 on higher than average trading volume of 7.01M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.63M. The Greensboro North Carolina 27408 based company has been underperforming the textile – apparel clothing companies by -10.2647% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -5.59% YTD, versus the textile – apparel clothing industry which is down -8.02% for the same period. The RSI of 44.9 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

V.F. Corporation engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products in the United States and Europe. The company primarily offers outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment, youth culture/action sports-inspired footwear, handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, accessories, surfing-inspired footwear, merino wool socks, women’s activewear, and travel accessories under the The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Kipling, Napapijri, Jansport, Reef, Smartwool, Eastpak, lucy, and Eagle Creek brands. It also provides denim, casual apparel, footwear, and accessories under the Wrangler, Lee, Lee Casuals, Riders by Lee, Rustler, Timber Creek by Wrangler, and Rock & Republic brands. In addition, the company offers occupational, protective occupational, athletic, licensed athletic, and licensed apparel products under the Red Kap, Bulwark, Horace Small, Majestic, MLB, NFL, and Harley-Davidson brands; sportswear apparel, luggage, and accessories under the Nautica brand; and handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, and accessories under the Kipling brand. Further, it provides premium denim apparel, footwear, and accessories under the 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, and Ella Moss brands. The company sells its products primarily to specialty stores, department stores, national chains, and mass merchants, as well as sells through company operated stores, concession retail stores, and e-commerce sites. V.F. Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) had a active trading with around 6.85M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.3M. The stock traded between $24.21 and $24.48 before closing at the price of $24.33 with -0.21% change on the day. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company is currently trading 100.61% above its 52 week low of $12.82 and -1.59% below its 52 week high of $24.79. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 66.63 and $24.71 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company provides technology solutions to business and public sector enterprises. It operates through Enterprise Group, Software, Enterprise Services, and Financial Services segments. The Enterprise Group segment offers industry standard servers and mission-critical servers to address the array of its customers’ computing needs; converged storage solutions, including 3PAR StoreServ, StoreOnce, all-flash arrays, and software defined and StoreVirtual products; wireless local area network equipment, mobility and security software, switches, routers, and network management products; and support and technology consulting services. The Software segment offers software to capture, store, explore, analyze, protect, and share information and insights within and outside organizations; HP Vertica, an analytics database technology for machine, structured, and semi-structured data; and HP IDOL, an analytics tool for human information, as well as solutions for archiving, data protection, eDiscovery, information governance, and enterprise content management. This segment also provides application delivery management, enterprise security, and IT operations management software products. The Enterprise Services segment offers technology consulting, outsourcing, and support services in infrastructure, applications, and business process domains within traditional and strategic enterprise service (SES) offerings, which include analytics and data management, security, and cloud services. The Financial Services segment provides leasing, financing, IT consumption and utility programs, and asset management services. The company markets and sells its products through resellers, distribution partners, original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, systems integrators, and advisory firms. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) traded within a range of $76.77 to $79.21 after opening the day at $77.17. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 2.78% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.76% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $78.9 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -8.05% below its 52 week high of $87.75 and 13.63% above its 12-month low of $72.34. The shares are up by over 6.26% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 63.84 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Regulated Utilities, International Energy, and Commercial Portfolio. The Regulated Utilities segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana; and transports and sells natural gas in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment owns approximately 50,000 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity; and uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity. It serves approximately 7.4 million retail electric customers in 6 states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States with a service area covering approximately 95,000 square miles; and approximately 525,000 retail natural gas customers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment is also involved in the wholesale of electricity to incorporated municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities. The International Energy segment operates and manages power generation facilities; and markets and sells electric power, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. This segment serves retail distributors, electric utilities, independent power producers, marketers, and industrial and commercial companies. The Commercial Portfolio segment acquires, builds, develops, and operates wind and solar renewable generation and energy transmission projects. Its portfolio includes nonregulated renewable energy, electric transmission, natural gas infrastructure, and energy storage businesses. This segment has 22 wind farms and 38 commercial solar farms with a capacity of 2,400 MW across 11 states. The company was formerly known as Duke Energy Holding Corp. and changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in April 2005. Duke Energy Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.


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