Mark Elwood

Stocks Under Consideration: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE), Coty Inc. (COTY), Newell Brands Inc. (NWL)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) retreated with the stock falling -0.25% or $-0.06 to close at $23.63 on active trading volume of 6.08M compared its three months average trading volume of 10.85M. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 87.95% up for the period and up by 2.12% so far this year. With price target of $24.71 and a 98.98% rebound from 52-week low, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company provides technology solutions to business and public sector enterprises. It operates through Enterprise Group, Software, Enterprise Services, and Financial Services segments. The Enterprise Group segment offers industry standard servers and mission-critical servers to address the array of its customers’ computing needs; converged storage solutions, including 3PAR StoreServ, StoreOnce, all-flash arrays, and software defined and StoreVirtual products; wireless local area network equipment, mobility and security software, switches, routers, and network management products; and support and technology consulting services. The Software segment offers software to capture, store, explore, analyze, protect, and share information and insights within and outside organizations; HP Vertica, an analytics database technology for machine, structured, and semi-structured data; and HP IDOL, an analytics tool for human information, as well as solutions for archiving, data protection, eDiscovery, information governance, and enterprise content management. This segment also provides application delivery management, enterprise security, and IT operations management software products. The Enterprise Services segment offers technology consulting, outsourcing, and support services in infrastructure, applications, and business process domains within traditional and strategic enterprise service (SES) offerings, which include analytics and data management, security, and cloud services. The Financial Services segment provides leasing, financing, IT consumption and utility programs, and asset management services. The company markets and sells its products through resellers, distribution partners, original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, systems integrators, and advisory firms. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Coty Inc. (COTY) had a light trading with around 6.06M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.76M. The stock traded between $19.46 and $20.09 before closing at the price of $20.04 with 2.66% change on the day. The New York New York 10118 based company is currently trading 12.46% above its 52 week low of $17.94 and -35.52% below its 52 week high of $31.6. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $21.18 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Coty Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes beauty products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Fragrances, Color Cosmetics, Skin & Body Care, and Brazil Acquisition. It offers fragrances under the Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Davidoff, Chloé, Balenciaga, Beyoncé, Bottega Veneta, Guess?, Katy Perry, Miu Miu, and Roberto Cavalli brand names. The company also provides lip, eye, nail, and facial color products under the Bourjois, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, and OPI brands. In addition, it offers shower gels, deodorants, skin care, and sun treatment products under the adidas, Lancaster, philosophy, and Playboy brand names; and hair straighteners, hair dryers, curlers, and hair brushes; and spray, serum, cream, and foam product lines to curl, fix, protect, shine, straighten, and volumize hair. The company also markets its products under the Astor, Coty, Joop!, Jovan, Manhattan, and N.Y.C. New York Color brands. It sells its products through retailers, including hypermarkets, supermarkets, independent and chain drug stores and pharmacies, upscale perfumeries, upscale and mid-tier department stores, nail salons, specialty retailers, duty-free shops and traditional food, and drug and mass retailers. Coty Inc. was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) saw its value increase by 1.43% as the stock gained $0.65 to finish the day at a closing price of $46.17. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $33.26-$55.45 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $45.35 to $46.31 during the day, are down by -5.71% in the past three months and down by -14.1% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.11% below its 20 day moving average and -0.38% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $57.19 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 49.15.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Newell Brands Inc. designs, sources, and distributes consumer and commercial products worldwide. The company offers markers and highlighters, pens, and pencils; art products; activity-based adhesive and cutting products; fine writing instruments; and labeling solutions under the Sharpie, Paper Mate, Expo, Prismacolor, Mr.Sketch, Elmer’s, X-Acto, Parker, Waterman, and Dymo Office brands. It also provides indoor/outdoor organization, food storage, and home storage products; durable beverage containers; gourmet cookware, bakeware, and cutlery; and hair care accessories under the Rubbermaid, Contigo, Bubba, Calphalon, and Goody brands; and home fragrance products under the WoodWick Candle brand. In addition, the company offers hand and power tool accessories, industrial band saw blades, tools for HVAC systems, and industrial label makers and printers under Irwin, Lenox, Hilmor, and Dymo Industrial brands; cleaning and refuse products, hygiene systems, and material handling solutions under the Rubbermaid Commercial Products brand names; and infant and juvenile products, such as car seats, strollers, highchairs, and playards directly under the Graco, Baby Jogger, Aprica, and Teutonia brands. Further, it provides branded consumer products, consumables, and household staples under the Yankee Candle, Waddington, Ball, Diamond, First Alert, NUK, and Pine Mountain brands; kitchen appliances and home environment products under the Crock-Pot, FoodSaver, Holmes, Mr. Coffee, Oster, Rainbow, and Sunbeam brands; products for outdoor and outdoor-related activities under the Coleman, Jostens, Berkley, Shakespeare, Rawlings, Völkl, K2, and Marmot brands; and plastic products, including closures, contact lens packaging, medical disposables, plastic cutlery, and rigid packaging under the Jarden name. The company was formerly known as Newell Rubbermaid Inc. and changed its name to Newell Brands Inc. in April 2016. The company was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Western Digital Corporation (WDC), Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC), Valero Energy Corporation (VLO)

Western Digital Corporation (WDC) fell -2.49% during last trading as the stock lost $-1.97 to finish the day at $77.08 with about 4.49M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.34M. The $22.03B market cap company, which fluctuated between $76.14 and $77.89 during the day, currently situated 126.34% above its 52 week low of $34.99 and -5.62% away from its one year high of $81.67. The RSI of 57.74 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Western Digital Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells data storage devices and solutions worldwide. It offers performance hard disk drives (HDDs) that are used in enterprise servers, data analysis, and other enterprise applications; capacity HDDs and drive configurations for use in data storage systems and tiered storage models, as well as for use in storage of data for years; and enterprise solid state drives (SSDs), including NAND-flash SSDs and software solutions that are designed to enhance the performance in various enterprise workload environments. The company also provides InfiniFlash System, a system solution that offers petabyte scalable capacity with performance metrics; higher value data storage platforms and systems; datacenter software and systems; and HDDs and SSDs for desktop PCs, notebook PCs, gaming consoles, set top boxes, security surveillance systems, and other computing devices. In addition, it offers embedded NAND-flash storage products, including custom embedded solutions; and iNAND embedded flash products, such as multi-chip package solutions that combine NAND and mobile dynamic random-access memory in an integrated package for mobile phones, tablets, notebook PCs, and other portable and wearable devices, as well as in automotive and connected home applications, and NAND-flash wafers. Further, it provides HDDs embedded into WD- and HGST-branded external storage products; and NAND-flash products, which include cards, universal serial bus flash drives, and wireless drives. Additionally, the company licenses its technologies. The company sells its products under the HGST, SanDisk, and WD brands to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure players, and retailers. It serves storage subsystem suppliers, OEMs, Internet and social media infrastructure players, and PC and Mac OEMs. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) gained $1.19 to close the day at a new closing price of $49.12, a 2.48% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 74.21% above its 52 week low of $29.25. A total of 4.45M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.12M. The stock, which fluctuated between $47.39 and $49.13 during the day, currently situated -10.02% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.69% in the past one month and up by 16.26% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $62.38 and RSI of 50.99, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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.

Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) had a light trading with around 4.43M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.07M. The stock traded between $65 and $67.14 before closing at the price of $67.08 with 2.51% change on the day. The San Antonio Texas 78249 based company is currently trading 46.05% above its 52 week low of $46.88 and -6.05% below its 52 week high of $71.4. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 51.87 and $73.09 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. It operates through two segments, Refining and Ethanol. The Refining segment is involved in refining, wholesale marketing, and bulk sales and trading activities. This segment produces conventional and premium gasolines, gasoline meeting the specifications of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), reformulated gasoline blendstock for oxygenate blending, diesel fuels, low-sulfur and ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuels, CARB diesel fuel, distillates, jet fuels, asphalts, petrochemicals, lubricants, and other refined products. As of February 19, 2016, it owned 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.0 million barrels per day. This segment also markets its refined products through bulk and rack marketing network; and through approximately 7,500 outlets under the Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock, Ultramar, Beacon, and Texaco brand names. The Ethanol segment produces and sells ethanol and distillers grains primarily to refiners and gasoline blenders, as well as to animal feed customers. This segment operates 11 ethanol plants with a combined ethanol production capacity of approximately 1.4 billion gallons per year. The company also operates a 50-megawatt wind farm; convenience stores; filling stations, as well as truckstop, cardlock, and home heating oil facilities; and credit card business. The company was formerly known as Valero Refining and Marketing Company and changed its name to Valero Energy Corporation in August 1997. Valero Energy Corporation was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: MPLX LP (MPLX), Raytheon Company (RTN), Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. (Q)

MPLX LP (MPLX) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.37% or $0.14 to close the day at $38.19 on light trading volume of 1.19M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.62M. The Findlay Ohio 45840 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas pipelines group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 124.7%, compared to the industry which has advanced 76.57% over the same period. With RSI of 72.96, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $42, making it a hold for now.

MPLX LP owns, operates, develops, and acquires midstream energy infrastructure assets. The company engages in gathering, processing, and transportation of natural gas; the gathering, transportation, fractionation, storage, and marketing of natural gas liquids; and the gathering, transportation, and storage of crude oil and refined petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company’s assets included approximately 2,900 miles of crude oil and refined product pipelines across 9 states. It also holds a 100% interest in butane cavern located in Neal, West Virginia with approximately 1,000 thousand barrels of storage capacity. In addition, the company operates crude oil and product pipelines owned by third parties. MPLX GP LLC acts as the general partner of MPLX LP. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Findlay, Ohio.

Raytheon Company (RTN) climbed 0.05% during last trading as the stock added $0.07 to finish the day at $148.19 with about 1.18M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.97M. The $43.6B market cap company, which fluctuated between $147.86 and $148.73 during the day, currently situated 26.88% above its 52 week low of $119.38 and -2.38% away from its one year high of $152.58. The RSI of 57.67 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Raytheon Company develops technologically integrated products, services, and solutions worldwide. It operates in five segments: Integrated Defense Systems (IDS); Intelligence, Information, and Services (IIS); Missile Systems (MS); Space and Airborne Systems (SAS); and Forcepoint. The IDS segment provides integrated air and missile defense; land and sea-based radar solutions; command, control, communications, computers, cyber, and intelligence solutions; and naval combat and ship electronic systems. The IIS segment offers a range of technical and professional services, such as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, navigation, DoD space and weather, cybersecurity, analytics, training, logistics, mission support, engineering, and automation and sustainment solutions; and air traffic management systems. The MS segment develops and supports a range of weapon systems, including missiles, smart munitions, close-in weapon systems, projectiles, kinetic kill vehicles, directed energy effectors, and combat sensor solutions. The SAS segment provides electro-optical/infrared sensors, airborne radars for surveillance and fire control applications, lasers, precision guidance systems, signals intelligence systems, processors, electronic warfare systems, communication systems, and space-qualified systems for civil and military applications. The Forcepoint segment provides information technology security products and related services to protect from cyber-threats, advanced malware attacks, information leaks, and legal liability and productivity loss. Raytheon Company serves the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Intelligence Community, the U.S. Armed Forces, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Homeland Security, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and other international customers. The company was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. (Q) saw its value increase by 0.18% as the stock gained $0.14 to finish the day at a closing price of $78.13. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $57.72-$81.45 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $76.58 to $78.23 during the day, are up by 4.75% in the past three months and up by 2.16% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.71% above its 20 day moving average and 1.33% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $83.44 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 56.76. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. provides biopharmaceutical development services and commercial outsourcing services in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. The company’s Product Development segment offers project management and clinical monitoring services, including study design and operational planning, investigator/site recruitment, site and regulatory start up, patient recruitment, clinical monitoring, project management for conducting various multi-site trials, and late phase interventional services; and clinical trial support services comprising clinical data management, bio statistical, cardiac safety and ECG laboratory, safety and pharmacovigilance, and phase I clinical pharmacology services, as well as clinical trial, genomic, and bioanalytical laboratory services. This segment also provides strategic planning and design services for biomarkers, genomics, and personalized medicine, as well as offers model-based drug development and regulatory affairs services; and consulting services. Its Integrated Healthcare Services segment offers commercial services comprising contract sales, market entry/market exit, integrated channel management, patient engagement, and market access and commercialization consulting services; real-world late phase research services, such as observational studies, comparative effectiveness studies, and product and disease registry services; and communication and health engagement services, including digital patient, and brand and scientific communications services, as well as provides payer and provider solutions, and advisory services. Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. serves biopharmaceutical companies, including medical device and diagnostics companies. The company was formerly known as Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. and changed its name to Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. as a result of its merger with IMS Health Holdings, Inc. in October 2016. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Durham, North Carolina.

 

Trader Alert: DaVita Inc. (DVA), Alphabet Inc. (GOOG), McKesson Corporation (MCK)

DaVita Inc. (DVA) grew with the stock adding 0.65% or $0.42 to close at $64.69 on light trading volume of 1.17M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.67M. The Denver Colorado 80202 based company operating under the Specialized Health Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 3.92% up for the period and up by 0.76% so far this year. With price target of $65.2 and a 18.7% rebound from 52-week low, DaVita Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

DaVita Inc. provides kidney dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure or end stage renal disease (ESRD). It operates through two divisions, Kidney Care and HealthCare Partners. The company operates kidney dialysis centers and provides related lab services in outpatient dialysis centers. It also provides outpatient, hospital inpatient, and home-based hemodialysis services; owns clinical laboratories that provide routine laboratory tests for dialysis and other physician-prescribed laboratory tests for ESRD patients; and management and administrative services to outpatient dialysis centers, as well as patient and physician focused integrated health care delivery and management services. In addition, the company operates DaVita Rx, a pharmacy that provides oral medications to patients with ESRD; disease management services; vascular access services; clinical research programs; physician services; and direct primary care services. As of December 31, 2015, it provided dialysis and administrative services in the United States through a network of 2,251 outpatient dialysis centers serving approximately 180,000 patients; and operated 118 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside of the United States. Further, the company provides acute inpatient dialysis services in approximately 900 hospitals and related laboratory services in the United States. The company was formerly known as DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. and changed its name to DaVita Inc. in September 2016. DaVita Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) gained $1.41 to close the day at a new closing price of $808.38, a 0.17% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 21.92% above its 52 week low of $663.06. A total of 1.16M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.69M. The stock, which fluctuated between $803.19 and $811.84 during the day, currently situated -3.99% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.21% in the past one month and up by 3.3% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $953.13 and RSI of 54.34, the stock still has upside potential, 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.

McKesson Corporation (MCK) shares were up in last trading by 0.72% to $140.94. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.65% over the past week and fell -4.02% in the past month. It is currently trading -1.92% below its 50 day moving average and -15.29% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -29.08% decrease in value from its one year high of $199.43. The RSI indicator value of 45.98, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

McKesson Corporation operates as a pharmaceutical distribution services and information technology company in the United States and internationally. It offers pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, and services for healthcare operations. The company operates in two segments, McKesson Distribution Solutions and McKesson Technology Solutions. The McKesson Distribution Solutions segment distributes branded and generic pharmaceutical drugs and other healthcare-related products; and provides practice management, technology, clinical support, and business solutions to community-based oncology and other specialty practices. This segment also provides specialty pharmaceutical solutions for pharmaceutical manufacturers; and medical-surgical supply distribution, equipment, logistics, and other services to healthcare providers. In addition, this segment operates retail pharmacies in Europe and supports independent pharmacy networks in North America; sells financial, operational, and clinical solutions to pharmacies; and provides consulting, outsourcing, and other services. The McKesson Technology Solutions segment delivers enterprise-wide clinical, patient care, financial, supply chain, and strategic management technology solutions; and connectivity, outsourcing, and other services, including remote hosting and managed services to healthcare organizations. This segment’s product portfolio addresses various healthcare clinical and business performance needs ranging from medication safety and information access to revenue cycle management, resource utilization, and physician adoption of electronic health records. This segment serves integrated delivery networks, hospitals, physician practices, home healthcare providers, retail pharmacies, and payers. McKesson Corporation was founded in 1833 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Investor’s Alert: Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (AMP), Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED), Unum Group (UNM)

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (AMP) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.3% or $-1.6 to close the day at $121.58 on lower than average trading volume of 1.12M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.23M. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55474 based company has been outperforming the asset management companies by 33.1802% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 9.59% YTD, versus the asset management industry which is up 1.96% for the same period. The RSI of 62.2 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Ameriprise Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various financial products and services to individual and institutional clients in the United States and internationally. The company’s Advice & Wealth Management segment provides financial planning and advice, as well as full-service brokerage services primarily to retail clients through its advisors. Its Asset Management segment offers investment management and advice, and investment products to retail, high net worth, and institutional clients through unaffiliated third party financial institutions and institutional sales force. This segment’s products include U.S. mutual funds and their non-U.S. equivalents, exchange-traded funds, variable product funds underlying insurance, and annuity separate accounts; and institutional asset management products, such as traditional asset classes, separately managed accounts, individually managed accounts, collateralized loan obligations, hedge funds, collective funds, and property funds. The company’s Annuities segment provides variable and fixed annuity products to individual clients through affiliated and unaffiliated advisors, and financial institutions. Its Protection segment offers various products to address the protection and risk management needs of retail clients, including life, disability income, and property casualty insurance through advisors and affinity relationships. The company was formerly known as American Express Financial Corporation and changed its name to Ameriprise Financial, Inc. in September 2005. Ameriprise Financial, Inc. was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED) had a light trading with around 1.12M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.67M. The stock traded between $74.62 and $75.31 before closing at the price of $75.25 with 0.99% change on the day. The New York New York 10003 based company is currently trading 12.97% above its 52 week low of $68.44 and -6.42% below its 52 week high of $81.88. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 64.64 and $72.7 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Consolidated Edison, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in regulated electric, gas, and steam delivery businesses in the United States. It offers electric services to approximately 3.4 million customers in New York City and Westchester County; gas to approximately 1.1 million customers in Manhattan, the Bronx, and parts of Queens and Westchester County; and steam to approximately 1,700 customers in parts of Manhattan. The company owns 62 area distribution substations and various distribution facilities; 39 transmission substations and 62 area stations; electric generation facilities with an aggregate capacity of 724 megawatts that run on gas and fuel oil; 4,348 miles of mains and 369,791 service lines for natural gas distribution; and 1 steam-electric generating station and 5 steam-only generating stations. It also supplies electricity to approximately 0.3 million customers in southeastern New York, and in adjacent areas of northern New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania; and gas to approximately 0.1 million customers in southeastern New York and adjacent areas of northeastern Pennsylvania. The company operates 572 circuit miles of transmission lines; 14 transmission substations; 86,794 in-service line transformers; 3,994 pole miles of overhead distribution lines; and 1,889 miles of underground distribution lines, as well as 1,867 miles of mains and 105,482 service lines for natural gas distribution. In addition, it is involved in the sale and related hedging of electricity to retail customers; and provision of energy-related products and services to wholesale and retail customers. Further, the company develops, owns, and operates renewable and energy infrastructure projects, as well as invests in transmission companies. It primarily sells electricity to industrial, commercial, residential, and governmental customers. Consolidated Edison, Inc. was founded in 1884 and is based in New York, New York.

Unum Group (UNM) traded within a range of $46.44 to $46.85 after opening the day at $46.63. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 7.04% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.47% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $46.82 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -1.27% below its 52 week high of $47.42 and 99.43% above its 12-month low of $23.99. The shares are up by over 28.76% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 65.79 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Unum Group, together with its subsidiaries, provides group and individual disability insurance products and services primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates through three segments: Unum US, Unum UK, and Colonial Life. It provides group long-term and short-term disability, group life, and accidental death and dismemberment; supplemental and voluntary products, such as individual disability and voluntary benefits products; and accident, sickness, disability, life, and cancer and critical illness products. The company also offers group pension, individual life, corporate-owned life insurance, reinsurance pools, management operations, and other product lines. In addition, it provides a portfolio of other insurance products, including life insurance, employer- and employee-paid group benefits, and other related services. The company markets its products primarily to employers for the benefit of employees. It sells its products through field sales personnel, independent brokers, and consultants, as well as independent contractor agency sales force. Unum Group was founded in 1848 and is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Humana Inc. (HUM), Deere & Company (DE), Waste Management, Inc. (WM)

Humana Inc. (HUM) saw its value increase by 2.25% as the stock gained $4.4 to finish the day at a closing price of $199.64. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $150-$217.8 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $189.01 to $199.97 during the day, are up by 14.3% in the past three months and up by 13.05% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.76% below its 20 day moving average and -1.75% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $226.14 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 47.53.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Humana Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a health and well-being company. The company operates through three segments: Retail, Group, and Healthcare Services. The Retail segment offers Medicare, and commercial fully-insured medical and specialty health insurance benefits, including dental, vision, and other supplemental health and financial protection products directly to individuals. This segment also has contract with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to administer the Limited Income Newly Eligible Transition prescription drug plan program; and contracts with various states to provide Medicaid, dual eligible, and long-term support services benefits. The Group segment provides commercial fully-insured medical and specialty health insurance benefits comprising dental, vision, and other supplemental health and voluntary insurance benefits; and administrative services only, and health and wellness products to employer groups. It also offers military services, such as TRICARE South Region contract. The Healthcare Services segment offers pharmacy solutions, provider services, home based services, clinical programs, and predictive modeling and informatics services to its health plan members, as well as to third parties. The company also provides closed-block long-term care insurance policies. As of December 31, 2015, it had approximately 14.2 million members in medical benefit plans, as well as approximately 7.2 million members in specialty products. Humana Inc. was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

Deere & Company (DE) shares were down in last trading by -0.32% to $108.41. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.18% over the past week and grew 3.06% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.05% above its 50 day moving average and 22.93% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.45% decrease in value from its one year high of $108.9. The RSI indicator value of 63, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Deere & Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. The company’s Agriculture and Turf segment provides agriculture and turf equipment, and related service parts, including large, medium, and utility tractors; loaders; combines, cotton pickers and strippers, and sugarcane harvesters; related front-end harvesting equipment; sugarcane loaders and pull-behind scrapers; and tillage, seeding, and application equipment, including sprayers, nutrient management, and soil preparation machinery. This segment also provides hay and forage equipment comprising self-propelled forage harvesters and attachments, balers, and mowers; turf and utility equipment, including riding lawn equipment and walk-behind mowers, golf course equipment, utility vehicles, and commercial mowing equipment, as well as associated implements; integrated agricultural management systems technology and solutions; and other outdoor power products. Its Construction and Forestry segment provides backhoe loaders; crawler dozers and loaders; four-wheel-drive loaders; excavators; motor graders; articulated dump trucks; landscape loaders; skid-steer loaders; and log skidders, feller bunchers, log loaders, log forwarders, log harvesters, and related attachments that are used in construction, earthmoving, material handling, and timber harvesting applications. The company’s Financial Services segment finances sales and leases of new and used agriculture and turf equipment, and construction and forestry equipment. This segment also provides wholesale financing to dealers of the foregoing equipment; finances retail revolving charge accounts; and offers extended equipment warranties. The company markets its products primarily through independent retail dealer networks and retail outlets. Deere & Company was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in Moline, Illinois.

Waste Management, Inc. (WM) traded within a range of $69.75 to $70.13 after opening the day at $69.85. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.27% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.16% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $70.01 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -2.47% below its 52 week high of $71.78 and 39.06% above its 12-month low of $52.23. The shares are up by over 8.84% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 54.39 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Waste Management, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides waste management environmental services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. It offer collection services, including picking up and transporting waste and recyclable materials from where it was generated to a transfer station, and a material recovery facility (MRF), or disposal site; and owns, develops, and operates landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States, as well as owns and operates transfer stations. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned or operated 104 MRFs; and 244 solid waste landfills and 5 secure hazardous waste landfills, as well as 297 transfer stations. It also provides materials processing and commodities recycling services; recycling brokerage services that comprise managing the marketing of recyclable materials for third parties; and other strategic business solutions. In addition, the company offers construction and remediation services; services associated with the disposal of fly ash, and residue generated from the combustion of coal and other fuel stocks; in-plant services, such as full-service waste management solutions and consulting services; and specialized disposal services for oil and gas exploration and production operations. Further, it provides portable self-storage, long distance moving, and fluorescent lamp recycling services; portable restroom services under the name of Port-o-Le; and street and parking lot sweeping services, as well as holds interests in oil and gas producing properties. The company was formerly known as USA Waste Services, Inc. and changed its name to Waste Management, Inc. in 1998. Waste Management, Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks in Review: American Tower Corporation (AMT), Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX), Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL)

American Tower Corporation (AMT) traded within a range of $103.36 to $104.43 after opening the day at $103.57. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.31% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.8% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $104.3 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -11.19% below its 52 week high of $118.26 and 28.11% above its 12-month low of $83.07. The shares are down by over -8.96% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 52.14 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

American Tower Corporation is a real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in leasing of space on multi-tenant communications sites to wireless service providers, radio and television broadcast companies, wireless data and data providers, government agencies and municipalities and tenants in a number of other industries. American Tower Corporation was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.01% or $0.88 to close the day at $87.72 on light trading volume of 1.3M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.94M. The Boston Massachusetts 02210 based company has been outperforming the biotechnology group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 9.46%, compared to the industry which has advanced 6.87% over the same period. With RSI of 65.79, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $98.95, making it a hold for now.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated engages in discovering, developing, manufacturing, and commercializing medicines for serious diseases. The company focuses on developing and commercializing therapies for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) and advancing its research and development programs. It markets ORKAMBI for the treatment of patients with CF 12 years of age and older who have two copies (homozygous) of the F508del mutation in their CFTR gene; and KALYDECO (ivacaftor) for the treatment of patients with CF 6 years of age and older who have the G551D mutation in their CFTR gene. The company also develops VX-661, a corrector compound that is in a Phase III development stage in combination with ivacaftor in multiple CF patients; VX-371, an investigational epithelial sodium channel, which is in a Phase II development stage; and VX-152 and VX-440 that are CFTR corrector compounds in Phase I clinical trial. In addition, it engages in the research and mid-and early-stage development programs in the areas of oncology, pain, and neurology. The company sells its products primarily to specialty pharmacy providers and wholesalers in North America, as well as government-owned and supported customers in international markets. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated has collaborations with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Incorporated; Parion Sciences, Inc.; CRISPR Therapeutics AG; BioAxone Biosciences, Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Moderna Therapeutics, Inc. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) gained $0.65 to close the day at a new closing price of $829.88, a 0.08% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 23.37% above its 52 week low of $672.66. A total of 1.3M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.89M. The stock, which fluctuated between $825.11 and $834.25 during the day, currently situated -4.28% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.33% in the past one month and up by 3.47% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $990.49 and RSI of 54.18, the stock still has upside potential, 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.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN), Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD), Apache Corporation (APA)

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN) grew with the stock adding 0.14% or $0.12 to close at $83.96 on active trading volume of 3.13M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.31M. The Glenview Illinois 60026 based company operating under the Processed & Packaged Goods industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 26.3% up for the period and up by 18.65% so far this year. With price target of $78 and a 28.69% rebound from 52-week low, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company manufactures, distributes, and sells infant formulas, children’s nutrition, and other nutritional products. It offers routine infant formula products as a breast milk substitute for healthy infants for use as the infant’s source of nutrition, as well as a supplement to breastfeeding under the Enfamil Premium, Enfapro Premium, Enfalac A+, and Enfamil A+ names; and solutions products to address common feeding tolerance problems, including spit-up, fussiness, gas, and lactose intolerance under the Enfamil Gentlease, Enfamil A.R., Enfamil ProSobee, and Enfamil LactoFree names. The company also provides specialty formula products, including formulas for addressing special medical needs, such as Nutramigen for cow’s milk protein allergies, as well as Puramino, an amino acid formula for cow’s milk protein allergies or multiple other food allergies; Enfamil Premature to meet the needs of premature and low birth weight infants; EnfaCare, a hypercaloric formula for premature babies at home; and produces medical foods for nutritional management of individuals with rare, inborn errors of metabolism comprising maple syrup urine disease and phenylketonuria. In addition, it offers children’s nutrition products comprising products for meeting children’s nutritional needs at toddlers and older children stage, as well as offer milk modifiers under the Enfagrow, Sustagen, Lactum, ChocoMilk, and Cal-C-Tose names; a range of other products, including pre-natal and post-natal nutritional supplements for expectant and nursing mothers under the Expecta and EnfaMama names; and pediatric vitamin products under the Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol name, as well as multivitamins and iron supplements for infants. The company sells its products to mothers, health care professionals, and retailers in approximately 50 countries in Asia, North America, Latin America, and Europe. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Glenview, Illinois.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) gained $0.56 to close the day at a new closing price of $47.83, a 1.18% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 14.04% above its 52 week low of $42.42. A total of 3.11M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.07M. The stock, which fluctuated between $47.29 and $48.05 during the day, currently situated -10.22% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 7.97% in the past one month and up by 8.09% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $46.77 and RSI of 73.56, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and Specialty Products Division (SPD). The Consumer Domestic segment offers household products, such as baking soda, carpet and cat litter deodorizers, clumping cat litters, washing soda, fabric softeners, daily shower cleaners, cleaning products, dishwashing detergents and boosters, laundry and cleaning solutions, and bathroom cleaners, as well as powder, liquid, and unit dose laundry detergents; and personal care products comprising toothpastes and oral rinses, home pregnancy and ovulation test kits, deodorants and antiperspirants, toothbrushes, shampoos, dietary supplements, depilatories, lotions, creams, waxes, oral analgesics, nasal saline moisturizers, and feminine hygiene products, as well as condoms, lubricants, and vibrating products. The Consumer International segment sells personal care, household, and over-the-counter products in international markets, such as Canada, France, Australia, China, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Brazil. The SPD segment offers animal nutrition products, including feed grade sodium bicarbonate, rumen fermentation enhancers, feed grade potassium carbonate, rumen bypass fat and lysine, omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, natural sodium sesquicarbonate, and refined functional carbohydrate; and specialty chemicals, such as performance grade sodium bicarbonate, and potassium carbonate and bicarbonate. It also provides specialty cleaners, such as aqueous cleaners and deodorizers for commercial and industrial applications. The company sells its products through supermarkets, mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstores, convenience stores, home stores, dollar and pet stores, and other specialty stores, as well as through Websites. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey.

Apache Corporation (APA) shares were down in last trading by -0.18% to $56.93. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.47% over the past week and fell -8.34% in the past month. It is currently trading -10.1% below its 50 day moving average and -1.61% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -17.16% decrease in value from its one year high of $69. The RSI indicator value of 29.25, lead us to believe that it may correct downwards in the near term.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks In Action: Hologic, Inc. (HOLX), CME Group Inc. (CME), Welltower Inc. (HCN)

Hologic, Inc. (HOLX) traded within a range of $38.96 to $39.28 after opening the day at $39.14. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -2.39% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.43% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $39.16 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -5.04% below its 52 week high of $41.24 and 22.99% above its 12-month low of $31.84. The shares are up by over 1.24% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 42.66 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

CME Group Inc. (CME) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.82% or $-2.16 to close the day at $116.57 on active trading volume of 2.02M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.76M. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company has been outperforming the investment brokerage – national group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 31.42%, compared to the industry which has advanced 60.8% over the same period. With RSI of 40.37, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $126.67, making it a hold for now.

CME Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates contract markets for the trading of futures and options on futures contracts worldwide. The company offers a range of products across various asset classes, based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, and metals. Its products include exchange-traded; and privately negotiated futures and options contracts and swaps. It executes trade through its electronic trading platforms, open outcry, and privately negotiated transactions, as well as provides hosting, connectivity, and customer support for electronic trading through its co-location services. The company also provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for cleared swaps; and regulatory reporting solutions for market participants through its global repository services in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. In addition, the company offers a range of market data services, including live quotes, delayed quotes, market reports, and historical data service, as well as index services. CME Group Inc. serves professional traders, financial institutions, institutional and individual investors, corporations, manufacturers, producers, governments, and central banks. The company was formerly known as Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc. and changed its name to CME Group Inc. in July 2007. CME Group Inc. was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Welltower Inc. (HCN) gained $0.16 to close the day at a new closing price of $66.03, a 0.24% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 31.36% above its 52 week low of $52.8. A total of 2.01M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.25M. The stock, which fluctuated between $65.9 and $66.43 during the day, currently situated -14.64% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.18% in the past one month and up by 1.01% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $69.39 and RSI of 52.9, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Welltower Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm engages in acquiring, planning, developing, managing, repositioning and monetizing of real estate assets. It primarily invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm primarily invests in senior living and health care properties. It invests across the full spectrum of health care real estate, including senior living communities, medical office buildings, inpatient and outpatient medical centers and life science facilities. The firm conducts in-house research to make its investments. It was formerly known as Health Care REIT, Inc. Welltower Inc. was founded in 1970 and is based in Toledo, Ohio with additional offices in Brentwood, Tennessee and Dallas, Texas.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: salesforce.com, inc. (CRM), Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PEG), Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP)

salesforce.com, inc. (CRM) climbed 0.61% during last trading as the stock added $0.49 to finish the day at $80.7 with about 2.57M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.02M. The $56.17B market cap company, which fluctuated between $79.63 and $80.83 during the day, currently situated 53.42% above its 52 week low of $56.58 and -4.47% away from its one year high of $84.48. The RSI of 73.97 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions, with a focus on customer relationship management to various businesses and industries worldwide. It offers enterprise cloud computing applications and platform services, including Sales Cloud that enables companies to store data, monitor leads and progress, forecast opportunities, gain insights through relationship intelligence, and collaborate around sales on desktop and mobile devices. The company also provides Service Cloud that enables companies to deliver personalized customer service and support, as well as connects their service agents with customers on various devices; and Marketing Cloud, which enables companies to plan, personalize, and optimize customer interactions. In addition, it offers Community Cloud that enables companies to engage with groups of people by giving them access to information, applications, and experts; Analytics Cloud, an application, which enables companies to deploy sales, service, marketing, and custom analytics applications using various data source; Internet of Things Cloud that enables customers to process data, as well as build personalized actions and engage with customers in real time; and App Cloud, an application development platform for companies to deliver connected applications for various business needs. Further, the company provides professional services, including consulting, deployment, training, and design and integration services to facilitate the adoption of its cloud solutions, as well as offers various education service offerings ranging from introductory online courses to advanced architecture certifications. It sells and markets services primarily through its direct sales force, as well as through consulting firms, systems integrators, and regional partners. The company has a strategic alliance with Cisco to develop IoT and contact center platforms. salesforce.com, inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PEG) gained $0.1 to close the day at a new closing price of $43.54, a 0.23% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 11.95% above its 52 week low of $39.28. A total of 2.52M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.47M. The stock, which fluctuated between $43.39 and $43.83 during the day, currently situated -5.5% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.05% in the past one month and up by 5% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $45.91 and RSI of 51.42, the stock still has upside potential, making it a 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.

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) had a light trading with around 2.52M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.15M. The stock traded between $38.68 and $39.44 before closing at the price of $38.83 with -1.94% change on the day. The Dallas Texas 75225 based company is currently trading 133.96% above its 52 week low of $20.26 and -5.39% below its 52 week high of $43.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 65.57 and $43.95 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. engages in the natural gas midstream, and intrastate transportation and storage businesses in the United States. The company’s Intrastate Transportation and Storage segment transports natural gas from various natural gas producing areas, and through ET fuel system and HPL system. It owns and operates 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas. Its Interstate Transportation and Storage segment provides natural gas transportation and storage services; owns and operates approximately 12,300 miles of interstate natural gas pipeline; and has interests in various natural gas pipelines. The company’s Midstream segment gathers, compresses, treats, blends, processes, and markets natural gas. It owns and operates 35,000 miles of in service natural gas, 31 natural gas processing plants, 21 natural gas treating facilities, and 4 natural gas conditioning facilities. The company’s Liquids Transportation and Services segment transports mixed NGLs and other hydrocarbons; stores mixed NGLs, NGL products, and petrochemical products; and separates mixed NGL streams into purity products. It owns and operates various NGL pipelines, and NGL storage facilities with aggregate storage capacity of approximately 51 million barrels. Its Investment in Sunoco Logistics segment gathers, purchases, markets, and sells crude oil; and owns and operates 1,800 miles of refined products pipelines. The company’s Retail Marketing segment sells motor fuel and merchandise at company-operated retail locations and branded convenience stores in 14 states, primarily on the east coast and south regions of the United States. Its Other segment provides natural gas compression equipment and compression services; manages coal and natural resources property, sells standing timber, and leases coal-related infrastructure facilities; and generates electrical power. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Dallas, Texas.