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Stocks on the Move: Entergy Corporation (ETR), Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN), DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (XRAY)


Entergy Corporation (ETR) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.83% or $2 to close the day at $72.77 on active trading volume of 2.36M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.36M. The New Orleans Louisiana 70113 based company has been outperforming the electric utilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 3.79%, compared to the industry which has advanced 9.24% over the same period. With RSI of 61.81, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $73.5, making it a hold for now.

Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation and distribution of electricity in the United States. It operates in two segments, Utility and Entergy Wholesale Commodities. The Utility segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power in portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans; and distributes natural gas. The Entergy Wholesale Commodities segment is engaged in the ownership, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear power plants located in the northern United States; sells the electric power to wholesale customers; offers services to other nuclear power plant owners; and owns interests in non-nuclear power plants that sell the electric power to wholesale customers. This segment sells energy to retail power providers, utilities, electric power co-operatives, power trading organizations, and other power generation companies. It generates electricity through gas/oil, nuclear, coal, wind, and hydro power. The company’s power plants have approximately 30,000 megawatts (MW) of aggregate electric generating capacity, including approximately 10,000 MW of nuclear-fueled capacity. It delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) climbed 0.09% during last trading as the stock added $0.04 to finish the day at $44.85 with about 2.33M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.01M. The $15.62B market cap company, which fluctuated between $44.52 and $44.95 during the day, currently situated 11.35% above its 52 week low of $40.28 and -18.78% away from its one year high of $55.94. The RSI of 71.68 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Nielsen Holdings plc operates as an information and measurement company. The company provides media and marketing information, analytics, and manufacturer and retailer expertise about what and where consumers buy, read, watch and listen. Its Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. This segment provides data on retail measurement services, such as market share and competitive sales volumes; insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising, and promotion; consumer panel measurement, which offers insight into shopper behavior and customer segmentation; and consumer intelligence and analytical services for decision making in development and marketing cycles. The company’s Watch segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries for television, radio, digital and mobile viewing, and listening platforms. It offers television audience measurement services, including more than one screen, unduplicated reach, cause and effect analysis, and program viewing behavior testing; audio audience measurement services; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement services comprising measurement and consumer research for telecom and media companies; and advertiser solutions. The company was formerly known as Nielsen N.V. and changed its name to Nielsen Holdings plc in August 2015. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Oxford, the United Kingdom.

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (XRAY) saw its value increase by 0.6% as the stock gained $0.36 to finish the day at a closing price of $60.74. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $55-$65.83 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $60 to $60.76 during the day, are up by 1.42% in the past three months and up by 1.98% over the past six months. It is currently trading 6.08% above its 20 day moving average and 4.6% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $66.5 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 70.18. The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

DENTSPLY International Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets various consumable dental products for the professional dental market in the United States and internationally. The company provides dental consumable products, including dental anesthetics, prophylaxis paste, dental sealants, impression materials, restorative materials, tooth whiteners, and topical fluoride; and small equipment products comprising dental handpieces, intraoral curing light systems, dental diagnostic systems, and ultrasonic scalers and polishers. It also offers dental laboratory products, such as dental prosthetics that include artificial teeth, precious metal dental alloys, dental ceramics, and crown and bridge materials, as well as computer aided design and machining ceramic systems, and porcelain furnaces. In addition, the company provides dental specialty products, which include endodontic instruments and materials, implants and related products, 3D digital scanning and treatment planning software, and dental and orthodontic appliances and accessories. Further, it offers consumable medical device products, such as urology catheters, various surgical products, medical drills, and other products. The company markets and sells its dental products through distributors, dealers, and importers to dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental laboratories, and dental schools; and medical products directly, as well as through distributors to urologists, urology nurses, and general practitioners. DENTSPLY International Inc. was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in York, Pennsylvania.


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