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Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: The J. M. Smucker Company (SJM), Cerner Corporation (CERN), Aflac Incorporated (AFL)

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The J. M. Smucker Company (SJM) fell -0.5% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.69 to finish the day at $137.84 with about 2.46M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 922.38K. The $16.01B market cap company, which fluctuated between $137.01 and $138.76 during the day, currently situated 15.59% above its 52 week low of $121.79 and -10.96% away from its one year high of $157.31. The RSI of 61.98 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The J. M. Smucker Company manufactures and markets branded food and beverage products worldwide. It operates through U.S. Retail Coffee, U.S. Retail Consumer Foods, U.S. Retail Pet Foods, and International and Foodservice segments. The company primarily offers coffee, pet food, pet snacks, peanut butter, fruit spreads, shortening and oils, baking mixes and ready-to-spread frostings, frozen sandwiches, flour and baking ingredients, juices and beverages, and portion control products. It also provides dog snacks, natural beverages, ice cream toppings, pickles, and canned milk. The company offers its products under the Folgers, Dunkin’ Donuts, Café Bustelo, Jif, Smucker’s, Crisco, Pillsbury, Uncrustables, Meow Mix, Milk-Bone, Natural Balance, Kibbles ‘n Bits, 9Lives, Pup-Peroni, Nature’s Recipe, Gravy Train, and Douwe Egberts brand names. It sells its products through direct sales and brokers to food retailers, food wholesalers, drug stores, club stores, mass merchandisers, discount and dollar stores, military commissaries, natural foods stores and distributors, and pet specialty stores; and through retail channels, and foodservice distributors and operators, such as restaurants, lodging, schools and universities, and health care operators. The company was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Orrville, Ohio.

Cerner Corporation (CERN) gained $0.54 to close the day at a new closing price of $55.61, a 0.98% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 18.29% above its 52 week low of $47.01. A total of 2.42M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.19M. The stock, which fluctuated between $54.78 and $55.64 during the day, currently situated -17.61% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 6.35% in the past one month and up by 13.03% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $59.7 and RSI of 65, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports health care information technology, health care devices, hardware, and content solutions for health care organizations and consumers in the United States and internationally. The company offers Cerner Millennium architecture, which includes clinical, financial, and management information systems that allow providers to access an individual’s electronic health record at the point of care, and organizes and delivers information for physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front- and back-office professionals, and consumers. It also provides HealtheIntent platform, a cloud-based platform that enables organizations to aggregate, transform, and reconcile data across the continuum of care, as well as assists to enhance outcomes and lower costs. In addition, the company offers a portfolio of clinical and financial health care information technology solutions, as well as departmental, connectivity, population health, and care coordination solutions; and various complementary services, including support, hosting, managed, implementation, and strategic consulting services. Further, it provides various services, such as implementation and training, remote hosting, operational management, revenue cycle, support and maintenance, health care data analysis, clinical process optimization, transaction processing, employer health centers, employee wellness programs, and third party administrator services for employer-based health plans; and complementary hardware and devices for third parties. It serves integrated delivery networks, physician groups and networks, managed care organizations, hospitals, medical centers, reference laboratories, home health agencies, blood banks, imaging centers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, employers, governments, and public health organizations. Cerner Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in North Kansas City, Missouri.

Aflac Incorporated (AFL) had a active trading with around 2.4M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.33M. The stock traded between $70.64 and $71.34 before closing at the price of $71.19 with 0.27% change on the day. The Columbus Georgia 31999 based company is currently trading 27.11% above its 52 week low of $58.46 and -3.28% below its 52 week high of $74.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 64.32 and $71.62 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance products. It operates through two segments, Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S. The Aflac Japan segment offers various voluntary supplemental insurance products, including cancer plans, general medical indemnity plans, medical/sickness riders, care plans, living benefit life plans, ordinary life insurance plans, and annuities in Japan. The Aflac U.S. segment provides products designed to protect individuals from depletion of assets, which comprise accident, cancer, critical illness/critical care, hospital intensive care, hospital indemnity, fixed-benefit dental, and vision care plans; and loss-of-income products, such as life and short-term disability plans in the United States (U.S.). The company sells its products through sales associates and brokers, independent corporate agencies, individual agencies, and affiliated corporate agencies. Aflac Incorporated was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

 

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