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Stocks Trending Alert: Mastercard Incorporated (MA), Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT), Anthem, Inc. (ANTM)


Mastercard Incorporated (MA) saw its value decrease by -0.33% as the stock dropped $-0.36 to finish the day at a closing price of $109.3. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $84.59-$111.07 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $108.89 to $110.2 during the day, are up by 6.88% in the past three months and up by 14.79% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.15% above its 20 day moving average and 2.83% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $121.93 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 62.06.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

MasterCard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services. The company also offers value-added services, such as loyalty and reward programs, and information and consulting services. In addition, it provides cross-border and domestic processing services; and issuer and acquirer processing solutions, and payment and mobile gateways. Further, the company offers various payment products and solutions for cardholders, merchants, financial institutions, and governments; programs that enable issuers to provide consumers with cards to defer payments; payment products and solutions that allow its customers to access funds in deposit and other accounts; prepaid payment programs and management services; and commercial payment products and solutions. Additionally, it provides products and services to prevent, detect, and respond to fraud and ensure the safety of transactions. The company offers payment solutions and services under the MasterCard, Maestro, and Cirrus brands. MasterCard Incorporated was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT) shares were down in last trading by -0.33% to $57.33. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.52% over the past week and fell -2.57% in the past month. It is currently trading -0.9% below its 50 day moving average and 8.52% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.66% decrease in value from its one year high of $60.12. The RSI indicator value of 39.12, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Level 3 Communications, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a facilities-based provider of a range of integrated communications services. It operates through North America, EMEA, and Latin America segments. The company offers Internet protocol (IP) and data services comprising Internet services, virtual private network, Ethernet, content delivery network, media delivery, Vyvx broadcast, managed, cloud and IT, and cloud connect services, as well as Communications as a Service. It also provides transport and fiber services comprising wavelengths, private lines, transoceanic services, and dark fiber, as well as related professional services; local and enterprise voice services, including Voice over Internet Protocol services and traditional circuit-switch based services; collaboration services, such as audio, Web, and video collaboration services; colocation and data center services comprising cloud, hosting, and application management solutions; and security services for mobile users or remote offices, governance, risk management, and compliance. In addition, the company provides wholesale voice services, including voice termination and toll free services. It primarily serves various types of customers, such as enterprises, content, government, and wholesale. The company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.

Anthem, Inc. (ANTM) traded within a range of $160.29 to $164.14 after opening the day at $161.99. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 13.91% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.66% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $163.77 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -1.27% below its 52 week high of $165.88 and 43.25% above its 12-month low of $114.85. The shares are up by over 18.86% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 70.82 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

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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