Cameron Chan

3 Stocks in Focus: Weyerhaeuser Co. (WY), American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL), United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)

Weyerhaeuser Co. (WY) fell -0.03% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.01 to finish the day at $33.16 with about 4.08M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.25M. The $24.81B market cap company, which fluctuated between $32.86 and $33.32 during the day, currently situated 56.63% above its 52 week low of $22.66 and -0.36% away from its one year high of $33.32. The RSI of 63.61 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Weyerhaeuser Co. is a real estate investment trust. It primarily invests in United States. The firm operates under four business segments, timberlands, wood products, cellulose fibers and real estate. It owns timberlands primarily in the U.S and has long-term licenses in Canada. The firm manufactures wood and specialty cellulose fibers products, and develops real estate, primarily as a builder of single-family homes. Weyerhaeuser Co was founded in 1900 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) gained $0.15 to close the day at a new closing price of $46.45, a 0.32% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 88.37% above its 52 week low of $24.85. A total of 4.04M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.69M. The stock, which fluctuated between $46.17 and $46.7 during the day, currently situated -8.07% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -4.29% in the past one month and up by 9.77% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $54.33 and RSI of 51.41, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

American Airlines Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the airline industry. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated a mainline fleet of 946 aircraft. It serves 350 destinations in approximately 50 countries. The company was formerly known as AMR Corporation and changed its name to American Airlines Group Inc. in December 2013. American Airlines Group Inc. was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) had a active trading with around 4.01M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.85M. The stock traded between $106.26 and $107.5 before closing at the price of $107.34 with 0.83% change on the day. The Atlanta Georgia 30328 based company is currently trading 17.35% above its 52 week low of $95.33 and -10.88% below its 52 week high of $120.44. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 34.82 and $114.61 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight. The U.S. Domestic Package segment offers time-definite delivery of letters, documents, small packages, and palletized freight through air and ground services in the United States. The International Package segment provides guaranteed day and time-definite international shipping services in Europe, the Asia Pacific, Canada and Latin America, the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East, and Africa. It offers guaranteed time-definite express options, including Express Plus, Express, and Express Saver. The Supply Chain & Freight segment offers international air and ocean freight forwarding, customs brokerage, truckload freight brokerage, distribution and post-sales services, and mail and consulting services in approximately 220 countries and territories; and less-than-truckload and truckload services to customers in North America. The company also offers shipping, visibility, and billing technologies; and insurance, financing, and payment services. It operates a fleet of approximately 110,000 package cars, vans, tractors, and motorcycles; and owns 33,000 containers used to transport cargo in its aircraft. United Parcel Service, Inc. was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV), Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM), HCP, Inc. (HCP)

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) saw its value increase by 0.35% as the stock gained $0.19 to finish the day at a closing price of $54.71. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $35.42-$54.87 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $54.37 to $54.87 during the day, are up by 29.4% in the past three months and up by 47.62% over the past six months. It is currently trading 5.59% above its 20 day moving average and 8.31% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $62.07 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 68.46.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. As of December 31, 2016, the company operated a total of 723 Boeing 737 aircraft; and served 101 destinations in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as 8 near-international countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Belize, and Cuba. It also sells frequent flyer points and related services to business partners participating in the Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program, such as car rental agencies, hotels, restaurants, and retailers. In addition, the company operates Southwest.com, an Internet Website that enables customers to purchase and manage travel online; and Swabiz.com, a business travel reservation Web page. Southwest Airlines Co. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) shares were up in last trading by 0.91% to $68. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.67% over the past week and grew 5.44% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.72% above its 50 day moving average and 9.68% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a 0.01% increase in value from its one year high of $68.27. The RSI indicator value of 74.38, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

YUM! Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates quick service restaurants. It operates in four segments: YUM China, the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Taco Bell Division. The company develops, operates, franchises, and licenses a system of restaurants, which prepare, package, and sell various food items. As of April 21, 2016, it operated approximately 43,000 restaurants in approximately 130 countries and territories primarily under the KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, and Mexican-style food categories. The company was formerly known as TRICON Global Restaurants, Inc. and changed its name to YUM! Brands, Inc. in May 2002. YUM! Brands, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

HCP, Inc. (HCP) traded within a range of $30.55 to $30.81 after opening the day at $30.61. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 3.3% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.07% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $30.7 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -15.59% below its 52 week high of $36.82 and 40.21% above its 12-month low of $23.73. The shares are up by over 6.49% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 53.63 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

HCP, Inc. is an independent hybrid real estate investment trust. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. It primarily invests in properties serving the healthcare industry including sectors of healthcare such as senior housing, life science, medical office, hospital and skilled nursing. The fund also invests in mezzanine loans and other debt instruments. It engages in acquisition, development, leasing, selling and managing of healthcare real estate and provides mortgage and other financing to healthcare providers. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the S&P 500 Index, Berkshire Hathaway Index, and MSCI REIT Index. HCP, Inc. was formed in 1985 and is based in Irvine, California with additional office in Nashville and San Francisco.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Amgen Inc. (AMGN), International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), Lennar Corporation (LEN)

Amgen Inc. (AMGN) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.25% or $0.42 to close the day at $167.89 on light trading volume of 2.93M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.76M. The Thousand Oaks California 91320 based company has been outperforming the biotechnology group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 20.97%, compared to the industry which has dropped -0.81% over the same period. With RSI of 70.99, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $182.88, making it a hold for now.

Amgen Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers human therapeutics worldwide. It offers products for the treatment of illness in the areas of oncology/hematology, cardiovascular, inflammation, bone health, nephrology, and neuroscience. The company’s products include Neulasta, a pegylated protein for the treatment of cancer patients; NEUPOGEN, a recombinant-methionyl human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor for reducing the incidence of infection for patients with non-myeloid malignancies; and Enbrel to treat rheumatoid arthritis, plaque psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis. Its products also comprise EPOGEN to treat a lower-than-normal number of red blood cells caused by chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients on dialysis; Aranesp for treating anemia; XGEVA for the prevention of skeletal-related events; Prolia to treat postmenopausal women with osteoporosis; Repatha for the treatment of cholesterol; and Sensipar/Mimpara products for use in the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in CKD patients on dialysis. The company’s other marketed products include Kyprolis, a proteasome inhibitor to treat patients with multiple myeloma and small-cell lung cancer; Nplate, a thrombopoietic compound; Vectibix, a human monoclonal antibody; and BLINCYTO for the treatment of patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It also develops various products that are in various clinical trials. The company serves pharmaceutical wholesale distributors; and physicians or their clinics, dialysis centers, hospitals, and pharmacies, as well as consumers. It has collaborative agreements with Xencor, Inc; UCB; Novartis AG; Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc; Advaxis, Inc.; Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.; Biocartis Group NV; and Nuevolution AB. The company also has a strategic collaboration with Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH. Amgen Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California.

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) climbed 0.83% during last trading as the stock added $1.47 to finish the day at $178.68 with about 2.93M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.73M. The $168.5B market cap company, which fluctuated between $176.76 and $178.87 during the day, currently situated 58.31% above its 52 week low of $121.34 and 0.47% away from its one year high of $179.25. The RSI of 70.79 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. The company’s Global Technology Services segment provides IT infrastructure services, such as IT outsourcing, integrated technology, cloud, and technology support services. Its Global Business Services segment offers consulting and systems integration services for strategy and transformation, application innovation services, enterprise applications, and analytics; application management, maintenance, and support services; and processing platforms and business process outsourcing services. The company’s Software segment provides middleware and operating systems software, including WebSphere software to integrate and manage business processes; information management software that enables clients to integrate, manage, and analyze data from various sources; Tivoli software that manages business infrastructure in real time; Workforce Solutions, which enables businesses to connect people and processes; and Rational software that supports software development. This segment also provides Watson software to interact in natural language, process big data, and learn from interactions with people and computers; Watson Health that offers data analytics and insights of individual health; and Watson Internet of Things that allows direct sensing and communication of data. Its Systems Hardware segment offers infrastructure technologies, such as servers for businesses, organizations, and technical computing applications; and data storage products and solutions. The company’s Global Financing segment provides lease and loan financing; commercial financing to suppliers, distributors, and remarketers; and remanufacturing and remarketing services. The company was formerly known as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. and changed its name to International Business Machines Corporation in 1924. The company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Armonk, New York.

Lennar Corporation (LEN) saw its value increase by 3.58% as the stock gained $1.62 to finish the day at a closing price of $46.81. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $39.5-$49.6 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $45.69 to $46.97 during the day, are up by 13.99% in the past three months and down by -0.56% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.12% above its 20 day moving average and 6.14% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $0 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 63.67. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Lennar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the homebuilding activities in the United States. The company operates through Homebuilding East, Homebuilding Central, Homebuilding West, Lennar Financial Services, Rialto, and Lennar Multifamily segments. Its homebuilding activities primarily include the construction and sale of single-family attached and detached homes to first-time, move-up, and active adult homebuyers, as well as the purchase, development, and sale of residential land. The company also offers real estate related financial services, including mortgage financing, title insurance, and closing services for home buyers and others, as well as personal lines, property, and casualty insurance products. In addition, it is involved in raising, investing, and managing third party capital; and originating and selling into securitizations commercial mortgage loans, as well as investing in real estate related mortgage loans, properties, and related securities. Further, the company sponsors, invests, and manages private equity vehicles, and provides asset management and other services to the vehicles and other third parties. Additionally, the company develops multifamily rental properties. Lennar Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Miami, Florida.

 

3 Notable Runners: NetApp, Inc. (NTAP), BB&T Corporation (BBT), Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC)

NetApp, Inc. (NTAP) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.36% or $0.14 to close the day at $39.45 on lower than average trading volume of 2.84M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.16M. The Sunnyvale California 94089 based company has been outperforming the data storage devices companies by 19.2621% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 12.45% YTD, versus the data storage devices industry which is up 13.26% for the same period. The RSI of 76.34 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

NetApp, Inc. provides software, systems, and services to manage and store computer data worldwide. It offers all-flash arrays that support data management across flash, disk, and cloud resources; hybrid arrays to deploy the speed of flash storage; Data ONTAP storage operating system that delivers integrated data protection, comprehensive data management, and built-in software for virtualized, shared infrastructures, cloud computing, and mixed workload business applications; and SANtricity operating system, which provides performance, reliability, and data protection for application-driven workloads. The company also provides SolidFire element operating system optimized for the storage requirements of a data center; NetApp StorageGRID software that allows organizations to store and manage massive amounts of data on premises and in the cloud; and AltaVault cloud-integrated storage solutions and services, which provide the ability to backup data to any cloud. In addition, it offers integrated data protection solutions; OnCommand management software and management integration tools; FlexArray storage virtualization software; and NetApp private storage for cloud, a family of enterprise storage solutions. Further, the company offers software and hardware maintenance, professional, and customer education and training services, as well as support solutions. It serves energy, financial services, government, high technology, Internet, life sciences, healthcare services, manufacturing, media, entertainment, animation, video postproduction, and telecommunications sectors through a direct sales force and channel partners. The company has a partnership with DarkMatter to jointly develop and deliver secure data storage and big data analytics solutions. NetApp, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

BB&T Corporation (BBT) had a light trading with around 2.81M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.22M. The stock traded between $46.39 and $46.75 before closing at the price of $46.63 with 0.47% change on the day. The Winston-Salem North Carolina 27101 based company is currently trading 60.47% above its 52 week low of $31.27 and -1.92% below its 52 week high of $47.85. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 55.08 and $48.52 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

BB&T Corporation operates as a financial holding company that provides various banking and trust services for retail and commercial clients. It operates in six segments: Community Banking, Residential Mortgage Banking, Dealer Financial Services, Specialized Lending, Insurance Services, and Financial Services. The company’s deposit products include noninterest-bearing checking, interest-bearing checking, savings, and money market deposit accounts, as well as certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises commercial, financial and agricultural, real estate construction and land development, real estate mortgage, and consumer loans. The company also provides asset management, automobile lending, bankcard lending, consumer finance, home equity and mortgage lending, insurance, investment brokerage, mobile/online banking, payment, sales finance, small business lending, and wealth management/private banking services. In addition, it offers association, capital markets, institutional trust, insurance premium finance, international banking, leasing, merchant, mortgage warehouse lending, private equity investments, real estate lending, and supply chain management services. Further, the company provides retail brokerage, equity and debt underwriting, investment advice, corporate finance, and equity research services, as well as facilitates the origination, trading, and distribution of fixed-income securities and equity products. As of April 4, 2016, it operated approximately 2,265 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C. The company was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) traded within a range of $49.68 to $50.47 after opening the day at $50.37. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.42% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.42% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $50.14 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -8.15% below its 52 week high of $54.59 and 77.77% above its 12-month low of $30.64. The shares are up by over 16.03% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 58.35 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining, marketing, retailing, and transporting petroleum products primarily in the United States. It operates through three segments: Refining & Marketing, Speedway, and Midstream. The company refines crude oil and other feed stocks at its seven refineries in the Gulf Coast and Midwest regions of the United States; and purchases ethanol and refined products for resale. Its refined products include gasoline, distillates, propane, feed stocks and special products, heavy fuel oil, and asphalt. The company also sells transportation fuels and convenience products in the retail market through Speedway convenience stores; and transports crude oil and other feed stocks to its refineries and other locations. Marathon Petroleum Corporation markets its refined products to resellers, consumers, independent retailers, wholesale customers, marathon-branded independent entrepreneurs, its Speedway convenience stores, airlines, transportation companies, and utility companies, as well as exports its refined products. As of December 31, 2015, it owned, leased, and had ownership interests in approximately 8,400 miles of crude oil and refined product pipelines, as well as owned and operated 2,766 gasoline and convenience stores in 22 states of the United States; and had 5,600 retail outlets operated by independent entrepreneurs in 19 states in the United States. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Findlay, Ohio.

 

Investor’s Alert: GGP Inc. (GGP), Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B), Pepsico, Inc. (PEP)

GGP Inc. (GGP) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.39% or $0.1 to close the day at $25.48 on lower than average trading volume of 2.49M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.45M. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company has been outperforming the reit – retail companies by 2.5758% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 2% YTD, versus the reit – retail industry which is up 1.58% for the same period. The RSI of 54.09 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B) had a light trading with around 2.49M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.68M. The stock traded between $163.6 and $164.68 before closing at the price of $164.01 with -0.02% change on the day. The company is currently trading 32.22% above its 52 week low of $128.07 and -1.94% below its 52 week high of $167.25. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 53.12 and $192.5 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. operates as a holding company. It provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, as well as life, accident, and health reinsurance; and operates railroad systems in North America. The company also generates, transmits, and distributes electricity from solar, wind, nuclear, geothermal, and hydro sources; operates natural gas distribution and storage facilities, interstate pipelines, and compressor and meter stations; and holds interest in coal mining assets. In addition, it offers real estate brokerage services; invests in fixed-income and equity instruments; and engages in manufactured housing and finance business, leasing of transportation equipment, and furniture leasing activities. Further, the company manufactures boxed chocolates and other confectionery products; specialty chemicals, metal cutting tools, and other products; flooring, insulation, roofing and engineered, building and engineered components, paint and coating, and bricks and masonry products; recreational vehicles, apparel products, jewelry, and custom picture framing products; and alkaline batteries. Additionally, it manufactures structural investment castings and forged components, machined airframe components and engineered critical fasteners; airfoil castings; titanium and nickel superalloy melted and mill products; and seamless pipes, fittings, and forgings. The company distributes newspapers, televisions, and information; franchises and services quick service restaurants; distributes electronic components; and offers steel and logistics services, professional aviation training programs, and fractional aircraft ownership programs. In addition, it retails automobiles; furniture, bedding, and accessories; household appliances, electronics, and computers; jewelry, watches, crystal, china, stemware, flatware, gifts, and collectibles; kitchen tools; and motorcycle apparel and equipment. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) traded within a range of $105.59 to $106.35 after opening the day at $105.83. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 1.4% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.12% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $106.1 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -2.97% below its 52 week high of $110.94 and 13.67% above its 12-month low of $97.54. The shares are down by over -0.34% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 62.91 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. Its Frito-Lay North America segment offers Lay’s and Ruffles potato chips; Doritos, Tostitos and Santitas tortilla chips; and Cheetos cheese-flavored snacks, branded dips, and Fritos corn chips. The company’s Quaker Foods North America segment provides Quaker oatmeal, grits, rice cakes, natural granola, and oat squares; and Aunt Jemima mixes and syrups, Quaker Chewy granola bars, Cap’n Crunch cereal, Life cereal, and Rice-A-Roni side dishes. Its North America Beverages segment offers beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi, Aquafina, Diet Mountain Dew, Tropicana Pure Premium, Sierra Mist, and Mug brands; and ready-to-drink tea and coffee, and juices. The company’s Latin America segment provides snack foods under the Doritos, Cheetos, Marias Gamesa, Ruffles, Emperador, Saladitas, Sabritas, Lay’s, Rosquinhas Mabel, and Tostitos brands; cereals and snacks under the Quaker brand; and beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, 7UP, Gatorade, Mirinda, Diet 7UP, Manzanita Sol, and Diet Pepsi brands. Its Europe Sub-Saharan Africa segment offers snack foods under the Lay’s, Walkers, Doritos, Cheetos, and Ruffles brands; cereals and snacks under the Quaker brand; beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, 7UP, Pepsi Max, Mirinda, Diet Pepsi, and Tropicana brands; ready-to-drink tea products; and dairy products under the Chudo, Agusha, and Domik v Derevne brands. The company’s Asia, Middle East and North Africa segment provides snack foods under the Lay’s, Kurkure, Chipsy, Doritos, Cheetos, and Crunchy brands; cereals and snacks under the Quaker brand; beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, Mirinda, 7UP, Mountain Dew, Aquafina, and Tropicana brands; and tea products. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

 

Stocks on the Move: Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS), Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PEG), T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (TROW)

Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.17% or $0.13 to close the day at $78.55 on active trading volume of 2.12M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.61M. The Fort Lauderdale Florida 33309 based company has been outperforming the business software & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 25.92%, compared to the industry which has advanced 31% over the same period. With RSI of 37.36, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $84.7, making it a hold for now.

Citrix Systems, Inc. develops and sells products and services that enable delivery of applications and data over public, private, or hybrid clouds or networks to various types of devices. The company’s Enterprise and Service Provider segment provides XenDesktop, a desktop virtualization system that gives customers the flexibility to deliver desktops and applications as cloud services; XenApp that allows Windows applications to be delivered as cloud services to Android and iOS mobile devices, Macs, PCs, and thin clients; XenMobile Enterprise to manage mobile devices, apps, and data; Citrix Workspace Suite, a business mobility solution; and NetScaler, an all-in-one application delivery controller. Its Mobility Apps segment provides GoToMeeting for online meetings, sales demonstrations, and collaborative gatherings; GoToWebinar, a do-it-yourself Webinar product; GoToTraining, an online training product; OpenVoice, a reservation-less audio conferencing service; and Grasshopper, a cloud-based telephony solutions for small businesses. This division also provides ShareFile, a cloud-based file sharing and storage solution for businesses; GoToMyPC, an online service that enables mobile workstyles by providing remote access to a PC or Mac from virtually Internet-connected computer, as well as from supported iOS or Android mobile devices; and GoToAssist, which offers cloud-based information technology support solutions. In addition, it offers license updates and maintenance services, including subscription, technical support, and hardware and software maintenance services; and consulting, and product training and certification services. Citrix Systems, Inc. markets and licenses its products through systems integrators, resellers, distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and service providers, as well as directly to customers worldwide. The company, formerly known as Citrus Systems, Inc., was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PEG) climbed 0.46% during last trading as the stock added $0.2 to finish the day at $43.39 with about 2.11M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.46M. The $21.85B market cap company, which fluctuated between $42.98 and $43.44 during the day, currently situated 11.57% above its 52 week low of $39.28 and -5.82% away from its one year high of $47.41. The RSI of 48.87 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company primarily in the Northeastern and Mid- Atlantic United States. The company operates nuclear, coal, gas, oil-fired, and renewable generation facilities with a generation capacity of approximately 11,678 megawatts. It sells electricity, natural gas, emissions credits, and a series of energy-related products. The company also transmits electricity; and distributes electricity and gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers, as well as invests in solar generation projects, and implements energy efficiency and demand response programs. In addition, it offers appliance services and repairs to customers. As of December 31, 2015, the company’s electric transmission and distribution system included 24,022 circuit miles, of which 8,226 circuit miles were underground; and 848,496 poles, of which 549,636 poles were jointly-owned, as well as 4 electric distribution headquarters and 5 sub-headquarters. It also owned and operated 18,112 miles of gas mains; owned 12 gas distribution headquarters and 2 sub-headquarters; owned 1 meter shop; operated 60 natural gas metering and regulating stations; and owned 43 switching stations with an aggregate installed capacity of 29,090 megavolt-amperes (MVA) and 246 substations with an aggregate installed capacity of 8,179 MVA. Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.

  1. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (TROW) saw its value increase by 1.39% as the stock gained $0.95 to finish the day at a closing price of $69.4. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $62.97-$79 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $68.5 to $69.4 during the day, are up by 2.26% in the past three months and up by 2.09% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.44% below its 20 day moving average and -5.72% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $71.73 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 43.55. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.
  2. Rowe Price Group, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm provides its services to individuals, institutional investors, retirement plans, financial intermediaries, and institutions. It launches and manages equity and fixed income mutual funds. The firm invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. It employs fundamental and quantitative analysis with a bottom-up approach. The firm utilizes in-house and external research to make its investments. It employs socially responsible investing with a focus on environmental, social, and governance issues. It makes investment in late-stage venture capital transactions and usually invests between $3 million and $5 million. The firm was previously known as T. Rowe Group, Inc. and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. was founded in 1937 and is based in Baltimore, Maryland, with additional offices in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Owings Mills, Maryland; San Francisco, California; Tampa, Florida; Toronto, Ontario; Hellerup, Denmark; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg; Zurich, Switzerland; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; London, United Kingdom; Sydney, New South Wales; Hong Kong; Tokyo, Japan; Singapore; Frankfurt, Germany, Madrid, Spain, Milan, Italy, Stockholm, Sweden, Melbourne, Australia, and Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

Stocks in Focus: CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP), Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (CCE), Red Hat, Inc. (RHT)

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) had a light trading with around 2.01M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.3M. The stock traded between $26.41 and $26.59 before closing at the price of $26.49 with 0.08% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77002 based company is currently trading 56.51% above its 52 week low of $17.8 and -0.3% below its 52 week high of $26.59. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 66.13 and $25.27 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The company’s Electric Transmission & Distribution segment offers electric transmission and distribution services to retail electric providers, municipalities, electric cooperatives, and other distribution companies. As of December 31, 2015, this segment owned 28,474 pole miles of overhead distribution lines and 3,723 circuit miles of overhead transmission lines; 23,120 circuit miles of underground distribution lines and 26 circuit miles of underground transmission lines; and 232 substations with a capacity of 58,674 megavolt amperes. Its Natural Gas Distribution segment sells regulated intrastate natural gas; provides natural gas transportation and storage services for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation customers; and offers unregulated services comprising residential appliance repair and maintenance services, as well as sells heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment. This segment owned approximately 74,000 linear miles of natural gas distribution mains. The company’s Energy Services segment provides physical natural gas supplies primarily to commercial and industrial customers, and electric and gas utilities; natural gas management services; and physical delivery services, as well as procures and optimizes transportation and storage assets. It owns and operates approximately 200 miles of intrastate pipelines; and leases transportation capacity on various interstate and intrastate pipelines, and storage. Its Midstream Investments segment provides gathering, processing, compression, treating, dehydration, and natural gas liquids fractionation for producer customers. This segment had approximately 12,400 miles of gathering pipelines, 7,900 miles of interstate pipelines, and approximately 2,300 miles of intrastate pipelines. The company was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (CCE) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.37% or $-0.13 to close the day at $35.03 on light trading volume of 2.01M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.05M. The Uxbridge Greater London UB8 1EZ based company has been outperforming the beverages – soft drinks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 5.56%, compared to the industry which has advanced 6.62% over the same period. With RSI of 63.91, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $38.41, making it a hold for now.

Coca-Cola European Partners plc, a consumer packaged goods company, produces, distributes, and markets a range of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in Europe. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Uxbridge, United Kingdom. Coca-Cola European Partners plc is a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company.

Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) shares were down in last trading by -0.08% to $79.25. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.43% over the past week and grew 9.57% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.77% above its 50 day moving average and 4.97% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.21% decrease in value from its one year high of $82.73. The RSI indicator value of 64.07, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Red Hat, Inc. provides open source software solutions to develop and offer operating system, virtualization, management, middleware, cloud, mobile, and storage technologies to various enterprises worldwide. It offers infrastructure-related solutions, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, an operating system platform that runs on hardware for use in physical, virtual, container, and cloud environments; Red Hat Satellite, a system management offering that helps to deploy and manage Red Hat infrastructure across physical and virtual servers, and cloud environments; and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, a software solution that allows customers to utilize and manage a common hardware infrastructure to run multiple operating systems and applications. The company offers application development-related and other technology solutions, such as Red Hat JBoss Middleware, a solution for developing, deploying, and managing applications, as well as integrating applications, data, and devices along with business processes automation; Red Hat cloud offerings, a software solution that enables customers to build and manage various cloud computing environments; Red Hat Mobile, a software development platform that enables customers to develop, integrate, deploy, and manage mobile applications for enterprises; and Red Hat Storage, a software solution that enables customers to treat physical server storage as a scalable, shared, centrally-managed pool of virtual storage and to manage large, unstructured, or semi-structured data in physical, virtual, and cloud environments. It also provides consulting, support, and training services; and real-time operating system, distributed computing, directory services, and user authentication. The company was formerly known as Red Hat Software, Inc. and changed its name to Red Hat, Inc. in June 1999. Red Hat, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH), Hologic, Inc. (HOLX), The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL)

Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.06% or $-0.05 to close the day at $77.4 on light trading volume of 1.69M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.71M. The Dublin Ohio 43017 based company has been outperforming the drugs wholesale group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 2.66%, compared to the industry which has advanced 0.49% over the same period. With RSI of 61.26, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $81.87, making it a hold for now.

Cardinal Health, Inc. operates as a healthcare services and products company worldwide. The company’s Pharmaceutical segment distributes branded and generic pharmaceutical, over-the-counter healthcare, specialty pharmaceutical, and consumer products to retailers, hospitals, and other healthcare providers. It offers distribution, inventory management, data reporting, new product launch support, and contract pricing and chargeback administration services to pharmaceutical manufacturers; pharmacy and medication therapy management, and patient outcomes services to hospitals, other healthcare providers, and payers; consulting, patient support, and other services to pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers. This segment also operates nuclear pharmacies and cyclotron facilities that manufacture, prepare, and deliver radiopharmaceuticals, as well as operates direct-to-patient specialty pharmacies; offers logistics, marketing, and other services; and repackages generic pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter healthcare products. The company’s Medical segment distributes a range of medical, surgical, and laboratory products and services to hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories, and other healthcare providers, as well as to patients in the home. This segment also develops, manufactures, and sources medical and surgical products comprising surgical drapes, and gowns and apparel; exam and surgical gloves; fluid suction and collection systems; cardiovascular and endovascular products; and wound care and orthopedic products, as well as assembles and offers sterile and non-sterile procedure kits. In addition, it offers supply chain services, including spend, distribution, and inventory management services to healthcare providers; and post-acute care management, and transition services and software to hospitals, other healthcare providers, and payers. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

Hologic, Inc. (HOLX) retreated with the stock falling -0.47% or $-0.19 to close at $39.93 on light trading volume of 1.69M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.43M. The Marlborough Massachusetts 01752 based company operating under the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 23.16% up for the period and down by -0.47% so far this year. With price target of $44.97 and a 25.41% rebound from 52-week low, Hologic, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Hologic, Inc. develops, manufactures, and supplies diagnostics products, medical imaging systems, and surgical products for women in the United States, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Diagnostics, Breast Health, GYN Surgical, and Skeletal Health. The Diagnostics segment provides Aptima family of assays, target capture/nucleic acid extraction technology, transcription-mediated amplification technology, hybridization protection and dual kinetic assays, Procleix family of assays for blood screening, instrumentation, Invader chemistry platform, ThinPrep system, and rapid fetal fibronectin test. The Breast Health segment offers breast imaging and related products and accessories, including digital and film-based mammography systems; computer-aided detection (CAD) for mammography; invasive breast biopsy devices; breast biopsy site markers; and breast biopsy guidance systems. This segment also provides Dimensions platform, a mammography gantry for 2D and tomosynthesis image acquisition and display; C-View that provides a 2D image; Selenia digital mammography platform; and SecurView Workstation. The GYN Surgical segment offers NovaSure system to treat women suffering from abnormal uterine bleeding; and MyoSure system for the hysteroscopic removal of fibroids. The Skeletal Health segment provides discovery and horizon X-ray bone densitometers that assess the bone density of fracture sites; and mini C-arm imaging systems to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures on a patient’s extremities, such as the hand, wrist, knee, foot, and ankle. The company sells its products through direct sales and service forces, and a network of independent distributors and sales representatives. Hologic, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.08% or $-0.07 to close the day at $82.59 on lower than average trading volume of 1.68M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.12M. The New York New York 10153 based company has been outperforming the personal products companies by 3.1606% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 7.97% YTD, versus the personal products industry which is up 4.62% for the same period. The RSI of 59.93 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The company offers a range of skin care products, such as moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products for face, eyes, lips, and nails, as well as related items, including compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. It also provides fragrance products in various forms comprising eau de parfum sprays and colognes, lotions, powders, creams, candles, and soaps; and hair care products, which include shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays, and hair color products, as well as sells ancillary products and services. The company offers its products under the brands of Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series, Origins, M·A·C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, Prescriptives, GoodSkin Labs, Ojon, and Osiao. In addition, it operates as a licensee for fragrances and/or cosmetics sold under the Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tory Burch, Dr. Andrew Weil, and AERIN brand names. The company sells its products through department stores, specialty multi-brand retailers, upscale perfumeries, pharmacies, and salons and spas; freestanding stores; e-commerce Websites; stores in airports and on cruise ships; in-flight and duty-free shops; and self-select outlets. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in New York, New York.

 

Stocks in Review: Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP), E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD), Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ)

Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) traded within a range of $95.87 to $96.94 after opening the day at $96.67. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.4% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.74% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $95.95 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -14.12% below its 52 week high of $112.19 and 20.81% above its 12-month low of $83.46. The shares are down by over -6.54% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 45.5 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Molson Coors Brewing Company manufactures and sells beer and other beverage products. The company sells its products under the Coors Light, Molson Canadian, Belgian Moon, Carling, Carling Black Label, Coors Altitude, Coors Banquet, Creemore Springs, the Granville Island, Keystone, Mad Jack, Molson Canadian 67, Molson Canadian Cider, Molson Dry, Molson Export, Pilsner, and the Rickard’s family brands in Canada; and brews or distributes under the Amstel Light, Heineken, Murphy’s, Newcastle Brown Ale, Strongbow cider, Desperados, Dos Equis, Moretti, Sol, and Tecate brands. It also sells various brands in the United States and Puerto Rico, such as Coors Light, Miller Lite, MillerCoors, Coors Banquet, Coors Peak, Hamm’s, Keystone Light, Icehouse, Mickey’s, Miller 64, Miller Fortune, Miller Genuine Draft, Miller High Life, Milwaukee’s Best, Old English 800, Steel Reserve, Grolsch, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell, Crispin, Smith & Forge, Blue Moon, and Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company brands, as well as Henry’s hard sodas; and brews or distributes under the George Killian’s Irish Red, Redd’s, Foster’s, and Molson brands. In addition, the company sells Carling, Staropramen, Apatinsko, Astika, Bergenbier, Borsodi, Branik, Coors Light, Jelen, Kamenitza, Niksicko, Noroc, Ostravar, Ozujsko, Sharp’s Doom Bar, Worthington’s, Beck’s, Belle-Vue Kriek, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Lowenbrau, Löwenweisse, Spaten, Stella Artois, Corona Extra, Rekorderlig cider, Cobra, Grolsch, Singha, and other Modelo brands; and regional ale and factored brands in Europe. Further, it sells Carling, Coors Light, Staropramen, Blue Moon, Cobra, Corona, Molson Canadian, Carling Strong, Coors, Coors 1873, Coors Extra, Coors Gold, Iceberg 9000, King Cobra, Royal Brew, Thunderbolt, and Zima brands. The company was formerly known as Adolph Coors Company and changed its name to Molson Coors Brewing Company in February 2005. The Company was founded in 1786 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

  1. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.1% or $0.84 to close the day at $77.21 on light trading volume of 1.56M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.66M. The Wilmington Delaware 19805 based company has been outperforming the agricultural chemicals group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 38.68%, compared to the industry which has advanced 28.2% over the same period. With RSI of 61.46, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $82.44, making it a hold for now.
  2. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company operates as a science and technology based company. The company’s Agriculture segment offers corn hybrid, soybean, canola, sunflower, wheat, rice, sorghum, inoculants, seed products, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides, as well as offers crop protection products, such as weed control, disease control, and insect control products. Its Electronics & Communications segment provides various materials and systems for consumer electronics, photovoltaics, displays, and advanced printing. The company’s Industrial Biosciences segment develops and manufactures a portfolio of enzymes and bio-based materials. Its Nutrition & Health segment offers cultures, probiotics, emulsifiers, texturants, natural sweeteners, and soy-based food ingredients for the food industry market. The company’s Performance Materials segment offers elastomers and thermoplastic, and thermoset engineering polymers; resins and films for packaging and industrial polymer applications, sealants and adhesives, and sporting goods; and elastomers, parts, and systems and solutions for automotive and transportation, packaging for food and beverages, electrical/electronic components, material handling, healthcare, construction, semiconductor, and aerospace markets. Its Protection Solutions segment provides nonwovens, aramids, and solid surfaces for industrial, construction, consumer, military and law enforcement, automotive, aircraft, and energy markets. The company markets its products through the company’s sales force and distributors in the United States and internationally. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company was founded in 1802 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.

Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) dropped $-0.28 to close the day at a new closing price of $155.45, a -0.18% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 16.84% above its 52 week low of $137.25. A total of 1.56M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.15M. The stock, which fluctuated between $154.04 and $155.91 during the day, currently situated -9.96% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.61% in the past one month and up by 1.27% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $176.44 and RSI of 60.29, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. The company sells wine across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine, and dessert wine. Its principal brands comprise Arbor Mist, Black Box, Blackstone, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan Estate, Inniskillin, Kim Crawford, Mark West, Mount Veeder, Nobilo, Ravenswood, Rex Goliath, Robert Mondavi, Ruffino, Simi, Toasted Head, Wild Horse, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, and SVEDKA Vodka. The company offers its products to wholesale distributors, retailers, on-premise locations, and government alcohol beverage control agencies. Constellation Brands, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Victor, New York.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC), General Dynamics Corporation (GD), Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL)

KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) saw its value decrease by -0.12% as the stock dropped $-0.1 to finish the day at a closing price of $86.64. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $64.16-$88.12 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $86.33 to $87.24 during the day, are up by 15.6% in the past three months and up by 29.26% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.81% above its 20 day moving average and 6.99% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $86.67 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 64.12.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

KLA-Tencor Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets process control and yield management solutions worldwide. It offers chip manufacturing products, such as front-end defect inspection tools, defect review systems, advanced packaging process control systems, metrology solutions, in-situ process monitoring products, and lithography software; wafer manufacturing products comprising surface and defect inspection, wafer geometry and nanotopography metrology, and data management; and reticle manufacturing products, such as defect inspection and pattern placement metrology products. The company also provides light emitting diode (LED), power device, and compound semiconductor manufacturing products consisting of patterned wafer inspection, defect inspection, surface metrology, and data management products; thin-film head metrology and inspection, virtual lithography, in-situ process monitoring, transparent and metal substrate inspection, and data management products for data storage media/head manufacturing; and stylus and optical profiling, and optical inspection products for microelectromechanical systems manufacturing, as well as products for general purpose/lab applications. It offers its products and services for bare wafer, IC, lithography reticle, and disk manufacturers. The company serves semiconductor and related nanoelectronics, LED, and data storage industries, as well as general materials research industries. KLA-Tencor Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

General Dynamics Corporation (GD) shares were up in last trading by 0.99% to $184.4. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.7% over the past week and grew 4.59% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.4% above its 50 day moving average and 19.2% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.59% decrease in value from its one year high of $187.37. The RSI indicator value of 65.4, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

General Dynamics Corporation operates as an aerospace and defense company worldwide. It operates through four business groups: Aerospace; Combat Systems; Information Systems and Technology; and Marine Systems. The Aerospace group designs, develops, manufactures, and outfits business-jet aircraft; provides aircraft services, such as maintenance, repair, aircraft management, charter, fixed-base operational, and staffing services; and performs aircraft completion services for other original equipment manufacturers. The Combat Systems group is involved in the design, development, production, modernization, and sustainment of combat vehicles, weapons systems, and munitions. This group offers wheeled combat and tactical vehicles; main battle tanks and tracked combat vehicles; armaments; and maintenance and logistics support and sustainment services. The Information Systems and Technology group provides technologies, products, and services that support a range of military, federal/civilian, state, local, and commercial customers. This group offers information technology solutions and mission support services; communication, command-and-control, and computer mission systems; and imagery, signals, and multi-intelligence systems for customers in the defense sector, intelligence and homeland security communities, and the United States allies. The Marine Systems group designs, constructs, and repairs surface ships and submarines for the United States Navy and Jones Act ships for commercial customers. This group offers nuclear-powered surface combatants, auxiliary and combat-logistics ships, and commercial product carriers and containerships; and provides design and engineering support services, as well as maintenance, modernization, and lifecycle support services. General Dynamics Corporation was founded in 1899 and is based in Falls Church, Virginia.

Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) traded within a range of $830.51 to $837.15 after opening the day at $832.95. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 5.35% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.58% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $834.85 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -3.71% below its 52 week high of $867 and 24.11% above its 12-month low of $672.66. The shares are up by over 3.63% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 56.37 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Alphabet Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides online advertising services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and rest of the world. The company offers performance and brand advertising services. It operates through Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes principal Internet products, such as Search, Ads, Commerce, Maps, YouTube, Google Cloud, Android, Chrome, and Google Play, as well as technical infrastructure and newer efforts, including Virtual Reality. This segment also sells digital contents, apps and cloud offerings, and hardware products. The Other Bets segment includes businesses, such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Nest, Verily, Waymo, X, and Google Fiber. Alphabet Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.