Mark Elwood

3 Stocks in Focus: MannKind Corporation (MNKD), COPsync, Inc. (COYN), Rand Logistics, Inc. (RLOG)

MannKind Corporation (MNKD) fell -3.36% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.02 to finish the day at $0.54 with about 2.9M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.03M. The $259.83M market cap company, which fluctuated between $0.5157 and $0.56 during the day, currently situated 32.71% above its 52 week low of $0.41 and -75.71% away from its one year high of $2.24. The RSI of 41.87 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

MannKind Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutic products for diabetes patients in the United States. Its approved product is AFREZZA, a rapid-acting, inhaled insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. MannKind Corporation has license and collaboration agreement with Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH for the development of AFREZZA. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Valencia, California.

COPsync, Inc. (COYN) gained $0.21 to close the day at a new closing price of $0.66, a 46.67% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 56.88% above its 52 week low of $0.42. A total of 2.89M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 138.95K. The stock, which fluctuated between $0.51 and $0.75 during the day, currently situated -75.19% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 5.26% in the past one month and down by -27.47% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $1.75 and RSI of 57.96, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

COPsync, Inc. operates a real-time law enforcement mobile data information system in the United States. It provides COPsync Network, a software as a service, which enables patrol officers to collect, report, and share critical data in real-time at the point of incident and obtain instant access to various local, state, and federal law enforcement databases. The company’s COPsync Network service also enables officers to electronically write tickets; process DUI and other arrests; and document accidents and other incidents, as well as allows dispatchers and officers to send be on the lookout and other alerts of child kidnappings, robberies, car thefts, police pursuits, and other crimes in progress to officers on the COPsync Network. In addition, it offers COPsync911, an emergency threat notification service; VidTac, an in-vehicle software-driven video camera system for law enforcement and fire departments; WARRANTsync, a statewide misdemeanor warrant clearing database; and COURTsync, a court security and efficiency application. The company sells its products and services through direct sales channels, and distributors and resellers. COPsync, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in Addison, Texas.

Rand Logistics, Inc. (RLOG) had a light trading with around 2.88M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 717.46K. The stock traded between $0.96 and $1.42 before closing at the price of $0.98 with -1.02% change on the day. The New York New York 07302 based company is currently trading 44.09% above its 52 week low of $0.68 and -66.79% below its 52 week high of $2.95. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 59.65 and $1.5 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Rand Logistics, Inc., a shipping company, provides bulk freight shipping services. It offers domestic port-to-port services to Canada and the United States in the Great Lakes region. The company transports construction aggregates, salt, grain, coal, iron ore, and other dry bulk commodities for customers in the construction, electric utility, food, and integrated steel industries. As of June 15, 2016, it operated a fleet of 4 conventional bulk carriers; and 12 self-unloading bulk carriers, including 3 tug/barge units. Rand Logistics, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Arconic Inc. (ARNC), Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI), Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)

Arconic Inc. (ARNC) had a light trading with around 11.88M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.39M. The stock traded between $29.33 and $30.16 before closing at the price of $29.52 with -0.44% change on the day. The New York New York 10022 based company is currently trading 76.7% above its 52 week low of $16.75 and -1.17% below its 52 week high of $30.16. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 88.31 and $26 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

Arconic Inc. develops and manufactures engineered products for aerospace, industrial gas turbine, commercial transportation, and oil and gas markets. It offers airfoils, fasteners, rings, forgings, extrusions, alloys, and industrial gas turbines; and titanium aero ingots and mill products, as well as multi-material airframe subassemblies, technologies, and materials, such as 3D printing and titanium aluminides. The company also provides aluminum sheets and plates for the aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation, brazing, and industrial markets. In addition, it provides forged aluminum truck wheels and other transportation products; aluminum curtain walls and front entry systems, including self-cleaning facades, and blast proof and hurricane resistant entrances for building and construction markets; and extrusions for trains, buildings, and various industrial applications. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in New York, New York.

Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.72% or $0.44 to close the day at $61.5 on light trading volume of 1.94M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.88M. The Houston Texas 77073 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas equipment & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 51.84%, compared to the industry which has advanced 35.64% over the same period. With RSI of 44.08, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $69.46, making it a hold for now.

Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies oilfield services, products, technology, and systems to the oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company offers drilling and evaluation products and services, which include drill bits for performance drilling, hole enlargement, and coring; open hole (imaging, fluids sampling, etc.) and cased hole (production logging, wellbore integrity, pipe recovery, etc.) well logging services; and emulsion and water-based drilling fluids systems, reservoir drill-in fluids, and completion fluids, as well as fluids environmental services. Its drilling and evaluation products and services also comprise directional drilling systems and services, such as rotary steerables, drilling motors, measurement-while-drilling systems, etc.; logging-while-drilling systems and services, including resistivity, imaging, pressure testing and sampling, etc.; surface logging and coring systems and services; and geoscience services. In addition, the company offers completion and production products and services consisting of completion systems used to control the flow of hydrocarbons within a wellbore; wellbore intervention products and services to enhance the performance of existing wellbores; intelligent production system products and services to monitor, analyze, and control production to optimize returns and ultimate recovery; artificial lifts, such as in-well electric submersible pump systems, progressing cavity pump systems, and gas lift systems, as well as horizontal surface pumping systems that move fluids on the surface for applications, such as injection, disposal, transfer, and pipeline boosting; chemical technologies and services; and onshore and offshore cementing, stimulation, and coil tubing services. Further, it offers industrial services, including downstream chemicals, and process and pipeline services. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Baker Hughes Incorporated is a subsidiary of General Electric Company.

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) shares were down in last trading by -0.42% to $98.09. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 5.12% over the past week and grew 4.68% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.21% above its 50 day moving average and 17.52% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.38% decrease in value from its one year high of $99.46. The RSI indicator value of 62.2, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. The company’s Construction Industries segment offers backhoe, small wheel, skid steer, multi-terrain, compact track, medium and compact wheel, and track-type loaders; mini, wheel, and track excavators; track-type tractors; and select work tools, motor graders, telehandlers, soil compactors, and pipelayers, as well as its related parts for the heavy and general construction, rental, mining and quarry, and aggregates markets. Its Resource Industries segment provides electric rope and hydraulic shovels; draglines; drills; highwall and longwall miners; hard rock vehicles; articulated, large mining, and off-highway trucks; large wheel loaders; wheel tractor scrapers; wheel dozers; machinery components; hard rock continuous mining systems; electronics and control systems; and select work tools for use in mining and quarry applications. The company’s Energy & Transportation segment offers reciprocating engines, generator sets, marine propulsion systems, gas turbines and turbine-related services, diesel-electric locomotives, and other rail-related products and services. Its Financial Products segment provides retail and wholesale financing for Caterpillar equipment, machinery, and engines; offers property, casualty, life, accident, and health insurance; insurance brokerage services; and purchases short-term trade receivables. The company’s All Other segments remanufactures Cat engines and components, and provides remanufacturing services for other companies; offers business strategy, and development, management, manufacturing, marketing, and support primarily for paving, forestry, industrial, waste, and Cat products. The company was formerly known as Caterpillar Tractor Co. and changed its name to Caterpillar Inc. in 1986. The company was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Peoria, Illinois.

 

Stocks Alert: Regions Financial Corporation (RF), Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC), Anthem, Inc. (ANTM)

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) grew with the stock adding 2.24% or $0.34 to close at $15.49 on light trading volume of 12.49M compared its three months average trading volume of 20.47M. The Birmingham Alabama 35203 based company operating under the Regional – Southeast Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 102.64% up for the period and up by 7.87% so far this year. With price target of $15.23 and a 120.34% rebound from 52-week low, Regions Financial Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Regions Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and bank-related services to individual and corporate customers in the United States. Its Corporate Bank segment offers commercial banking services, such as commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, and investor real estate lending, as well as equipment lease financing services. This segment serves corporate, middle market, small business, and commercial real estate developers and investors. The company’s Consumer Bank segment provides consumer banking products and services related to residential first mortgages, home equity lines and loans, small business loans, indirect loans, consumer credit cards, and other consumer loans, as well as the corresponding deposit relationships. Its Wealth Management segment offers wealth management products and services, including credit related products, trust and investment management, asset management, retirement and savings solutions, estate planning, and personal and commercial insurance products to individuals, businesses, governmental institutions, and non-profit entities. The company also provides insurance coverage for various lines of personal and commercial insurance, such as property, vehicle, casualty, life, health, and accident insurance, as well as commercial crop, life, and environmental insurance; and commercial equipment financing products, as well as offers securities, insurance, and advisory services through financial consultants. In addition, it offers securities brokerage, merger and acquisition advisory, trust, and other specialty financing services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 1,627 banking offices and 1,962 ATMs in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Regions Financial Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) dropped $-0.9 to close the day at a new closing price of $85.03, a -1.05% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 19.26% above its 52 week low of $75.1. A total of 1.77M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.69M. The stock, which fluctuated between $84.96 and $85.86 during the day, currently situated -4.57% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.33% in the past one month and up by 5.21% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $83.88 and RSI of 46.19, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Omnicom Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides advertising, marketing, and corporate communications services. The company offers a range of services in the areas of advertising, customer relationship management, or CRM, public relations, and specialty communications. Its services comprise advertising, brand consultancy, content marketing, corporate social responsibility consulting, crisis communication, custom publishing, data analytics, database management, environmental design, financial/corporate business-to-business advertising, graphic arts/digital imaging, healthcare communications, and instore design services. The company’s services also include direct, entertainment, experiential, and field, interactive, mobile, multi-cultural, non-profit, promotional, retail, search engine, social media, and sports and event marketing services; and investor relations, marketing research, media planning and buying, organizational communications, package design, product placement, public affairs, public relations, and reputation consulting services. It operates in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and other Asian countries. Omnicom Group Inc. was founded in 1944 and is based in New York, New York.

Anthem, Inc. (ANTM) shares were down in last trading by -0.12% to $163.32. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.98% over the past week and grew 9.96% in the past month. It is currently trading 9.53% above its 50 day moving average and 21.84% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.55% decrease in value from its one year high of $165.88. The RSI indicator value of 71.59, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

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.

 

Stocks in Review: American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP), TechnipFMC plc (FTI), WestRock Company (WRK)

American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) traded within a range of $62.96 to $63.74 after opening the day at $63.64. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 1.43% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.82% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $63.27 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -8.87% below its 52 week high of $71.32 and 10.31% above its 12-month low of $57.89. The shares are up by over 6.45% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 54.59 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

American Electric Power Company, Inc., a public utility holding company, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers. The company generates electricity using coal and lignite, natural gas, nuclear, and hydroelectric and other energy sources. It also supplies and markets electric power at wholesale to other electric utility companies, rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, and other market participants. The company delivers electricity to approximately 5.4 million customers in 11 states. The company owns and leases approximately 4,838 railcars, 498 barges, 12 towboats, 8 harbor boats, and a coal handling terminal. American Electric Power Company, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

TechnipFMC plc (FTI) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.51% or $0.48 to close the day at $32.33 on light trading volume of 3.56M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.33M. The London London & South East EC4M 8AP based company has been outperforming the oil & gas equipment & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 37.69%, compared to the industry which has advanced 35.64% over the same period. With RSI of 41.15, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $38.64, making it a hold for now.

TechnipFMC plc provides technologies, systems, and services for oil and gas projects worldwide. It operates in three segments: Subsea, Onshore/Offshore, and Surface Projects. The Subsea segment offers products, such as trees, manifolds, controls, templates, flowline systems, umbilicals, and flexibles, as well as subsea processing products. This segment also provides subsea services, including drilling, installation, completion, and field services, as well as asset management, well intervention and IMR, ROVs, and manipulator system services; and services for subsea projects comprising front end to decommissioning, field architecture, integrated design, engineering, procurement, construction, and installation services. The Onshore/Offshore segment offers technical, technological, and project management services across fixed, floating, and onshore facilities, as well as offshore services. The Surface Projects segment provides drilling, completion, and production wellhead equipment, as well as chokes, compact valves, manifolds, and controls; treating iron, manifolds, and reciprocating pumps for stimulation and cementing; separation and flow-treatment systems; flow metering products and systems; marine, truck, and railcar loading systems; installation maintenance services; frac-stack, manifold rental, and operation services; and flowback and well testing services. The company is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

WestRock Company (WRK) gained $0.82 to close the day at a new closing price of $53.52, a 1.56% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 81.1% above its 52 week low of $30.56. A total of 1.46M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.56M. The stock, which fluctuated between $52.71 and $53.73 during the day, currently situated -3.92% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3% in the past one month and up by 13.36% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $57.27 and RSI of 55.26, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

WestRock Company manufactures and sells paper and packaging solutions for the consumer and corrugated markets in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. The company operates through Corrugated Packaging, Consumer Packaging, and Land and Development segments. The Corrugated Packaging segment produces containerboards, corrugated sheets, corrugated packaging, and preprinted linerboards for consumer and industrial products manufacturers, and corrugated box manufacturers; and recycled fiber. This segment also provides structural and graphic design, engineering services, and automated packaging machines; resells aluminum and plastics; and offers waste services. Its corrugated packaging products are used to provide protective packaging for the shipment and distribution of food, paper, health and beauty, other household, consumer, commercial, and industrial products. The Consumer Packaging segment manufactures and sells folding and beverage cartons, displays, dispensing, and interior partitions; paperboards; recycled paperboards; express mail envelopes for the overnight courier industry; and secondary packages and paperboard packaging for the healthcare market. This segment also manufactures and sells solid fiber and corrugated partitions and die-cut paperboard components; temporary and permanent point-of-purchase displays for the consumer products and retail markets; dispensing systems, such as pumps; lithographic laminated packaging products; flip-top and applicator closures; plastic packaging products; trigger sprayers; aerosol actuators; hose-end sprayers; spouted and applicator closures; and sprayers for nasal and throat applications, as well as provides contract packing services. The company’s Land and Development segment engages in real estate development activities. WestRock Company is based in Richmond, Virginia.

 

Investor’s Alert: Zoetis Inc. (ZTS), The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC), Ventas, Inc. (VTR)

Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.22% or $-0.12 to close the day at $55.02 on higher than average trading volume of 5.22M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3M. The Florham Park New Jersey 07932 based company has been outperforming the drugs – generic companies by 8.8156% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 2.99% YTD, versus the drugs – generic industry which is up 12.42% for the same period. The RSI of 58.37 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Zoetis Inc. engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and commercialization of animal health medicines and vaccines for livestock and companion animals in the United States and internationally. It offers anti-infectives that prevent, kill, or slow the growth of bacteria, fungi, or protozoa; vaccines, which are biological preparations to prevent diseases of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and reproductive tracts or induce a specific immune response; and parasiticides that prevent or eliminate external and internal parasites, such as fleas, ticks, and worms. The company also provides medicated feed additives that offer medicines to livestock; veterinarian solutions for anesthesia, pain management, and the diagnosis of diabetes; and other pharmaceutical products, including pain and sedation, oncology, antiemetic, allergy and dermatology, and reproductive products. In addition, it offers other product categories comprising nutritionals and agribusiness services, as well as products and services in complementary areas consisting of biodevices, diagnostics, and genetics. The company markets its products to veterinarians and livestock producers through its sales representatives, and technical and veterinary operations specialists. Zoetis Inc. was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey.

The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) had a light trading with around 2.32M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.77M. The stock traded between $90.1 and $91.06 before closing at the price of $90.81 with 0.25% change on the day. The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15222 based company is currently trading 30.04% above its 52 week low of $71.02 and 0.23% above its 52 week high of $91.06. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 71.12 and $90.29 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

The Kraft Heinz Company manufactures and markets food and beverage products in the United States, Canada, Europe, and rest of world. The company’s products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy products, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, snack nuts, dressings, packaged dinners, infant/nutrition products, and other grocery products. It offers its products under various brand names, including Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Planters, Velveeta, Philadelphia, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Cracker Barrel, Tassimo, Plasmon, Lea & Perrins, ABC, Master, Quero, Golden Circle, Wattie’s, and Complan. The Kraft Heinz Company sells its products through independent brokers, agents and distributors to chain, wholesale, cooperative and independent grocery accounts, convenience stores, drug stores, value stores, bakeries, pharmacies, mass merchants, club stores, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, health care facilities, and certain government agencies, as well as through its own sales organizations. The company was formerly known as H.J. Heinz Holding Corporation and changed its name to The Kraft Heinz Company in July 2015. The Kraft Heinz Company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ventas, Inc. (VTR) traded within a range of $61.5 to $62.8 after opening the day at $62.8. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.41% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.85% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $61.64 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -17.83% below its 52 week high of $76.8 and 34.77% above its 12-month low of $49.73. The shares are up by over 6.29% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 50.14 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Ventas, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm engages in investment, management, financing, and leasing of properties in the healthcare industry. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States and Canada. The firm primarily invests in healthcare-related facilities including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing facilities, medical office buildings, and other healthcare related facilities. Ventas, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Chicago, Illinois with additional offices in Irvine, California; Louisville, Kentucky; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Dallas, Texas.

 

Stocks Under Review: Alphabet Inc. (GOOG), DISH Network Corporation (DISH), General Electric Company (GE)

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.15% or $1.21 to close the day at $820.45 on light trading volume of 1.05M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.58M. The Mountain View California 94043 based company has been outperforming the internet information providers group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 18.73%, compared to the industry which has advanced 21.89% over the same period. With RSI of 60.32, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $955, making it a hold for now.

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.

DISH Network Corporation (DISH) retreated with the stock falling 0% or $0 to close at $61.95 on active trading volume of 2.83M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.06M. The Englewood Colorado 80112 based company operating under the CATV Systems industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 40.32% up for the period and up by 6.94% so far this year. With price target of $73.81 and a 49.71% rebound from 52-week low, DISH Network Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

DISH Network Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides pay-TV services in the United States. The company operates through two segments, DISH and Wireless. The company provides video services under the DISH brand. It also offers programming packages that include programming through national broadcast networks, local broadcast networks, and national and regional cable networks, as well as regional and specialty sports channels, premium movie channels, and Latino and international programming. In addition, the company provides access to movies and TV shows via TV or Internet-connected tablets, smartphones, and computers; and dishanywhere.com and mobile applications for smartphones and tablets to view authorized content, search program listings, and remotely control certain features. Further, it offers Sling TV services that require an Internet connection and are available on streaming-capable devices, including TVs, tablets, computers, game consoles, and smart phones primarily to consumers who do not subscribe to traditional satellite and cable pay-TV services. Additionally, the company operates Sling International that offers over 200 channels in 18 languages; and Sling domestic package that consists over 20 channels and tiers of programming, including sports, kids, movies, world news, lifestyle and Spanish language, and premium content, such as HBO. Further, it offers Sling Latino service; and satellite broadband services, wireline voice, and broadband services under the dishNET brand. Additionally, the company has wireless spectrum licenses and related assets. As of December 31, 2015, it had 13.897 million Pay-TV subscribers. The company offers receiver systems and programming through direct sales channels, small satellite retailers, direct marketing groups, local and regional consumer electronics stores, nationwide retailers, and telecommunications companies. DISH Network Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

General Electric Company (GE) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.8% or $0.24 to close the day at $30.28 on higher than average trading volume of 35.02M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 30.05M. The Boston Massachusetts 02210 based company has been outperforming the diversified machinery companies by -1.4456% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -4.18% YTD, versus the diversified machinery industry which is up 2.71% for the same period. The RSI of 50.31 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

General Electric Company operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. Its Power segment offers gas and steam power systems; maintenance, service, and upgrade solutions; distributed power gas engines; water treatment, wastewater treatment, and process system solutions; and nuclear reactors, fuels, and support services. The company’s Renewable Energy segment offers wind turbine platforms, and hardware and software; offshore wind turbines; and solutions, products, and services to hydropower industry. Its Oil and Gas segment offers turbomachinery solutions; surface and subsea drilling and production systems, and equipment for floating production platforms; measurement and control products; and compressors, pumps, valves, and natural gas solutions. The company’s Energy Management segment offers industrial and grid solutions, and power conversion systems. Its Aviation segment designs and produces commercial and military aircraft engines, integrated digital components, electric power, and mechanical aircraft systems; and offers aftermarket services. The company’s Healthcare segment offers diagnostic imaging and clinical systems; products for drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and cellular technologies; and healthcare information technology products. Its Transportation segment offers freight and passenger locomotives, parts, wreck repair, software-enabled solutions, mining equipment and services, marine diesel engines, and stationary power diesel engines and motors, as well as overhaul, repair, and upgrade services. GE’s Appliances & Lighting segment sells and services home appliances; and manufactures, sources, and sells lighting solutions. Its Capital segment offers commercial lending and leasing, factoring, energy financial, and aircraft financing and leasing services. GE also designs powder bed-based laser additive manufacturing machines. The company was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: The Coca-Cola Company (KO), TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD), Comerica Incorporated (CMA)

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) retreated with the stock falling -0.22% or $-0.09 to close at $40.53 on active trading volume of 32.18M compared its three months average trading volume of 13.65M. The Atlanta Georgia 30313 based company operating under the Beverages – Soft Drinks industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -3.49% down for the period and down by -2.24% so far this year. With price target of $45.09 and a 1.63% rebound from 52-week low, The Coca-Cola Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures and distributes various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. Its sparkling beverages include nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages with carbonation, such as carbonated energy drinks, and carbonated waters and flavored waters. The company’s still beverages comprise nonalcoholic beverages without carbonation, including noncarbonated waters, flavored and enhanced waters, noncarbonated energy drinks, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, and sports drinks. It also provides flavoring ingredients, sweeteners, beverage ingredients, and fountain syrups, as well as powders for purified water products. The Coca-Cola Company sells its products primarily under the Coca-Cola, Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Minute Maid, Georgia, Powerade, Del Valle, Schweppes, Aquarius, Minute Maid Pulpy, Dasani, Simply, Glacéau Vitaminwater, Bonaqua/Bonaqa, Gold Peak, FUZE TEA, Glacéau Smartwater, and Ice Dew brand names. The company offers its beverage products through a network of company-owned or controlled bottling and distribution operators, as well as through independent bottling partners, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers. The Coca-Cola Company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD) had a light trading with around 2.31M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.72M. The stock traded between $42.32 and $43.24 before closing at the price of $42.94 with 0.49% change on the day. The Omaha Nebraska 68154 based company is currently trading 65.27% above its 52 week low of $26.37 and -9.08% below its 52 week high of $47.41. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $48.96 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation provides securities brokerage services and related technology-based financial services to retail investors, traders, and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) in the United States. Its products and services include tdameritrade.com, a Web platform for self-directed retail investors; Trade Architect, a Web-based platform for investors and traders to identify opportunities and stay informed; thinkorswim, a desktop platform for traders; and TD Ameritrade Mobile, which allows on-the-go investors and traders to trade and monitor accounts. The company also offers TD Ameritrade Institutional that provides brokerage and custody services to approximately 5,000 independent RIAs and their clients; TD Ameritrade’s Goal Planning, which offers investment consulting and planning services; Investools, a suite of investor education products and services for stock, option, foreign exchange, futures, mutual fund, and fixed-income investors; Amerivest, an advisory service that develops portfolios of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds; AdvisorDirect, a national referral service for investors; and TD Ameritrade Corporate Services that provide self-directed brokerage services to employees of corporations. In addition, it offers various retail brokerage products and services, such as common and preferred stocks; ETFs; options; futures; foreign exchange; mutual funds; fixed income products; primary and secondary offerings of fixed income securities, closed-end funds, and preferred stocks; margin lending; cash management services; and annuities. The company provides its services primarily through the Internet, a network of retail branches, mobile trading applications, interactive voice response, and registered representatives through telephone. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

Comerica Incorporated (CMA) saw its value increase by 3.14% as the stock gained $2.19 to finish the day at a closing price of $72.03. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $31.74-$72.23 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $69.75 to $72.23 during the day, are up by 24.97% in the past three months and up by 57.55% over the past six months. It is currently trading 5.93% above its 20 day moving average and 5.44% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $70.91 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 66.53.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Comerica Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, provides various financial products and services. It operates through three segments: Business Bank, Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. The Business Bank segment offers various products and services, such as commercial loans and lines of credit, deposits, cash management, capital market products, international trade finance, letters of credit, foreign exchange management services, and loan syndication services to middle market businesses, multinational corporations, and governmental entities. The Retail Bank segment provides small business banking and personal financial services, including consumer lending, consumer deposit gathering, and mortgage loan origination. This segment also offers a range of consumer products consisting of deposit accounts, installment loans, credit cards, student loans, home equity lines of credit, and residential mortgage loans. The Wealth Management segment provides products and services comprising fiduciary services, private banking, retirement services, investment management and advisory services, and investment banking and brokerage services. This segment also sells annuity products, as well as life, disability, and long-term care insurance products. The company operates in Texas, California, and Michigan, as well as in Arizona and Florida, the United States; Canada; and Mexico. Comerica Incorporated was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

 

3 Notable Runners: Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL), NIKE, Inc. (NKE), Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE)

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.04% or $0.03 to close the day at $67.74 on higher than average trading volume of 5.14M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.84M. The New York New York 10022 based company has been outperforming the personal products companies by 1.0058% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 4.11% YTD, versus the personal products industry which is up 4.68% for the same period. The RSI of 60.23 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells consumer products worldwide. It operates through two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. The company offers oral care products, including toothpastes, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes, as well as pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals; personal care products comprising bar and liquid hand soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, and deodorants and antiperspirants; and home care products, such as laundry and dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, household cleaners, bleaches, and other similar items. It also provides pet nutrition products for everyday nutritional needs, a range of therapeutic products to manage disease conditions, and various products with natural ingredients. The company’s principal global and regional trademarks include Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet, and Hill’s Ideal Balance. It markets and sells its pet nutrition products for dogs and cats through pet supply retailers and veterinarians. Colgate-Palmolive Company was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) had a light trading with around 8.89M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.92M. The stock traded between $55.83 and $56.69 before closing at the price of $56.45 with 0.64% change on the day. The Beaverton Oregon 97005 based company is currently trading 15.6% above its 52 week low of $49.01 and -12.93% below its 52 week high of $65.44. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 73.37 and $61.81 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories worldwide. It offers products in nine categories, including running, NIKE basketball, the Jordan brand, football, men’s training, women’s training, action sports, sportswear, and golf. The company also markets products designed for kids, as well as for other athletic and recreational uses, such as cricket, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, walking, and outdoor activities. In addition, it sells sports apparel; and markets apparel with licensed college and professional team and league logos. Further, the company sells a line of performance equipment, including bags, socks, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, digital devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, golf clubs, and other equipment under the NIKE brand name for sports activities; various plastic products to other manufacturers; athletic and casual footwear, apparel, and accessories under the Jumpman trademark; action sports and youth lifestyle apparel and accessories under the Hurley trademark; and casual sneakers, apparel, and accessories under the Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron, and Jack Purcell trademarks. Additionally, it licenses agreements that permit unaffiliated parties to manufacture and sell apparel, digital devices, and applications and other equipment for sports activities under NIKE-owned trademarks. The company sells its products to footwear stores, sporting goods stores, athletic specialty stores, department stores, skate, tennis and golf shops, and other retail accounts through NIKE-owned retail stores and Internet Websites (direct to consumer operations), as well as independent distributors and licensees. The company was formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports, Inc. and changed its name to NIKE, Inc. in 1971. NIKE, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) traded within a range of $58.45 to $59.14 after opening the day at $59.03. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 3.95% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.64% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $58.65 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -3.12% below its 52 week high of $60.54 and 30.72% above its 12-month low of $45.44. The shares are up by over 4.56% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 54.18 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. operates regulated exchanges, clearing houses, and listings venues for financial and commodity markets in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Israel, Canada, and Singapore. It operates in two segments: Trading and Clearing, and Data and Listings. The company operates marketplaces for trading and clearing an array of derivatives and securities contracts across various asset classes, including energy and agricultural commodities, interest rates, equities, equity and credit derivatives, exchange traded funds, bonds, and currencies. It primarily provides price discovery and trade execution, listings, trade processing and data repositories, clearing and related post-trade activities, data, and benchmark administration services. The company operates exchanges and marketplaces, such as ICE Futures Europe, ICE Futures U.S., ICE Futures Canada, ICE Endex, ICE Futures Singapore, and NYSE Amex and NYSE Arca Options, as well as over-the-counter markets for physical energy and credit default swaps, and central counterparty clearing houses. It serves commodity producers and consumers, financial institutions, money managers, trading firms, and other business entities; various market participants in the equities markets, such as financial institutions, institutional investors, wholesalers, hedge funds, quantitative funds, algorithmic traders, and individual investors; and members, which are entities registered as broker-dealers with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company’s customers also comprise companies operating in a range of sectors, including technology, financial services, consumer brands, industrial, transportation, media, energy, and mining; the financial services industry; and value added resellers, such as custodians, wealth managers, software providers, and other outsourcing organizations. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Trader Alert: M&T Bank Corporation (MTB), Hasbro, Inc. (HAS), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH)

M&T Bank Corporation (MTB) grew with the stock adding 0.85% or $1.42 to close at $168.22 on light trading volume of 1.08M compared its three months average trading volume of 981.05K. The Buffalo New York 14203 based company operating under the Regional – Northeast Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 58.18% up for the period and up by 7.54% so far this year. With price target of $156.43 and a 68.93% rebound from 52-week low, M&T Bank Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

M&T Bank Corporation operates as the holding company for M&T Bank and Wilmington Trust, National Association that provide commercial and retail banking services. The company’s Business Banking segment offers deposit, lending, cash management, and other financial services to small businesses and professionals. Its Commercial Banking segment provides commercial lending and leasing, letters of credit, deposit products, and cash management services to middle-market and large commercial customers. The company’s Commercial Real Estate segment offers credit services, which are secured by various types of multifamily residential and commercial real estate properties, as well as deposit services. Its Discretionary Portfolio segment provides securities, residential mortgage loans, and other assets; short-term and long-term borrowed funds; brokered deposits; and Cayman Islands branch deposits, as well as foreign exchange services. The company’s Residential Mortgage Banking segment originates and services residential real estate loans and sells those loans in the secondary market; and purchases servicing rights to loans originated by other entities. Its Retail Banking segment offers demand, savings, and time accounts; consumer installment loans, automobile loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and credit cards; mutual funds and annuities; and other services. The company also offers trust and wealth management services; fiduciary and custodial services; investment management services; and insurance agency services, as well as reinsures credit life. The company offers its services through banking offices, business banking centers, telephone and Internet banking, and automated teller machines. As of December 31, 2015, it had 807 banking offices in the United States; a commercial banking office in Canada; and an office in the Cayman Islands. The company was founded in 1856 and is headquartered in Buffalo, New York.

Hasbro, Inc. (HAS) dropped $-0.33 to close the day at a new closing price of $97.8, a -0.34% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 42.19% above its 52 week low of $71.2. A total of 1.98M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.72M. The stock, which fluctuated between $97.54 and $98.58 during the day, currently situated -0.97% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 17.35% in the past one month and up by 16.33% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $93.11 and RSI of 75.05, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Hasbro, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides children’s and family leisure time products and services worldwide. It operates through U.S. and Canada, International, Entertainment and Licensing, and Global Operations segments. The company’s product offerings include various toys comprising boys’ action figures, arts and crafts, creative play products, girls’ toys, electronic toys and related electronic interactive products, fashion and other dolls, infant products, play sets, preschool toys, plush products, sports action blasters and accessories, and vehicles and toy-related specialty products. It also offers games comprising face to face, board, off-the-board, digital, card, electronic, trading card, role-playing games, puzzles, and others. The company’s franchise brands include LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH, and TRANSFORMERS; challenger brands comprise BABY ALIVE, FURBY, FURREAL FRIENDS, KRE-O, PLAYSKOOL, and PLAYSKOOL HEROES; and gaming mega brands primarily consists of CONNECT 4, ELEFUN & FRIENDS, JENGA, THE GAME OF LIFE, OPERATION, SCRABBLE, TRIVIAL PURSUIT, and TWISTER. In addition, it produces television programming primarily based on its brands, as well as distributes such programming. Further, the company distributes television programming to broadcasters and cable networks, as well as on various digital platforms, such as Netflix and iTunes. Additionally, it develops games for tablets and mobile devices comprising DRAGONVALE; and is involved in the consumer products licensing, digital gaming, and movie entertainment operations. Hasbro, Inc. sells its products to wholesalers, distributors, chain stores, discount stores, drug stores, mail order houses, catalog stores, department stores, and other traditional retailers, as well as Internet-based e-tailers. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) shares were down in last trading by -0.49% to $57.36. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 6.64% over the past week and grew 1.49% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.49% above its 50 day moving average and 1.6% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.28% decrease in value from its one year high of $63.23. The RSI indicator value of 58.09, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. Its consulting and technology services include IT strategy consulting, program management consulting, operations improvement consulting, strategy consulting, and business consulting services; and application design and development, systems integration, enterprise resource planning, and customer relationship management implementation services. The company also offers enterprise information management services, such as strategic, advisory, and management consulting; enterprise data management; descriptive analytics/business intelligence; strategic corporate performance management; and packaged analytics services, as well as big data services that assist clients in managing and deriving actionable insights. In addition, it provides application testing services; and develops, licenses, implements, and supports proprietary and third-party software products, as well as offers digital technologies services. Further, the company offers outsourcing services, such as application maintenance services; IT infrastructure services; and business process services, including clinical data management, pharmacovigilance, equity research support, commercial operations, and order management. It serves various industries, including banking and insurance; healthcare and life sciences; manufacturing and logistics; retail, travel, and hospitality; consumer goods; communications; information, media, and entertainment; and technology. The company markets and sells services through its professional staff, senior management, and direct sales personnel. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.

 

Trader Alert: Duke Energy Corporation (DUK), Aetna Inc. (AET), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) retreated with the stock falling -0.83% or $-0.65 to close at $78.04 on active trading volume of 3.71M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.18M. The Charlotte North Carolina 28202 based company operating under the Electric Utilities industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 5.61% up for the period and up by 0.54% so far this year. With price target of $79.72 and a 11.16% rebound from 52-week low, Duke Energy Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Aetna Inc. (AET) gained $3.76 to close the day at a new closing price of $125.81, a 3.08% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 27.39% above its 52 week low of $102.19. A total of 5.14M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.07M. The stock, which fluctuated between $121.6 and $126.87 during the day, currently situated -7.64% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.86% in the past one month and up by 5.69% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $139.56 and RSI of 62.67, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Aetna Inc. operates as a health care benefits company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Health Care, Group Insurance, and Large Case Pensions. The Health Care segment offers medical, pharmacy benefit management services, dental, behavioral health, and vision plans on an insured basis, as well as an employer-funded or administrative services contract basis. It also provides point-of-service, preferred provider organization, health maintenance organization, and indemnity benefit plans, as well as health savings accounts and consumer-directed health plans. In addition, this segment offers Medicare and Medicaid products and services, as well as other medical products, such as medical management and data analytics services, medical stop loss insurance, workers’ compensation administrative services, and products that provide access to its provider networks in select geographies. The Group Insurance segment offers life insurance products, including group term life insurance, voluntary spouse and dependent term life insurance, group universal life insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; disability insurance products; and long-term care insurance products, which provide the benefits to cover the cost of care in private home settings, adult day care, assisted living, or nursing facilities. The Large Case Pensions segment manages retirement products, including pension and annuity products primarily for tax-qualified pension plans. The company offers its products to employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups, and expatriates. Aetna Inc. has a collaboration agreement with Commonwealth Health to introduce a new health plan; and Regional Cancer Care Associates to create an oncology medical home. The company was founded in 1853 and is based in Hartford, Connecticut.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) shares were up in last trading by 0.41% to $116.36. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.54% over the past week and grew 1.54% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.81% above its 50 day moving average and 0.22% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.44% decrease in value from its one year high of $126.07. The RSI indicator value of 66.09, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, researches and develops, manufactures, and sells various products in the health care field worldwide. It operates through three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices. The Consumer segment offers baby care products under the JOHNSON’S brand name; oral care products under the LISTERINE brand name; skin care products under the AVEENO, CLEAN & CLEAR, DABAO, JOHNSON’S Adult, LE PETITE MARSEILLAIS, LUBRIDERM, NEUTROGENA, and RoC brand names; women’s health products, such as sanitary pads under the STAYFREE and CAREFREE, and o.b. tampon brand names; wound care products, including adhesive bandages under the BAND-AID brand name and first aid products under the NEOSPORIN brand name. This segment also provides over-the-counter medicines, including acetaminophen products under the TYLENOL brand name; cold, flu, and allergy products under the SUDAFED brand name; allergy products under the BENADRYL and ZYRTEC brand names; ibuprofen products under the MOTRIN IB brand name; and heartburn products under the PEPCID brand name. The Pharmaceutical segment provides various products in the areas of immunology, infectious diseases and vaccines, neuroscience, oncology, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The Medical Devices segment offers orthopaedic products; general surgery, biosurgical, endomechanical, and energy products; electrophysiology products to treat cardiovascular disease; sterilization and disinfection products to reduce surgical infection; blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery products; and disposable contact lenses. The company offers its products to general public, retail outlets and distributors, wholesalers, hospitals, and health care professionals for prescription use, as well as for use in the professional fields by physicians, nurses, hospitals, eye care professionals, and clinics. Johnson & Johnson was founded in 1885 and is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey.