Nicole DeMars

Trader Alert: Visa Inc. (V), General Motors Company (GM), Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ)

Visa Inc. (V) grew with the stock adding 0.37% or $0.32 to close at $85.9 on active trading volume of 10.39M compared its three months average trading volume of 10.38M. The San Francisco California 94128 based company operating under the Credit Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 26.41% up for the period and up by 10.1% so far this year. With price target of $97.9 and a 28.36% rebound from 52-week low, Visa Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Visa Inc. operates as a payments technology company worldwide. The company facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners, and government entities. It operates VisaNet, a processing network that enables authorization, clearing, and settlement of payment transactions; and offers fraud protection for account holders and assured payment for merchants. The company also offers gateway services for merchants to accept, process, and reconcile payments; manage fraud; and safeguard payment security online, as well as processing services for participating issuers of visa debit, prepaid, and ATM payment products. In addition, it provides digital products, including Visa Checkout that offers consumers an expedited and secure payment experience for online transactions; and Visa Direct, a push payment product platform, which facilitates payer-initiated transactions that are sent directly to the Visa account of the recipient, as well as Visa token service that replaces the card account numbers from the transaction with a token. Further the company offers corporate (travel) and purchasing card products, as well as value-added services. It provides its services under the Visa, Visa Electron, Interlink, V PAY, and PLUS brands. The company has a strategic partnership agreement with Oman Arab Bank to convert the bank’s current electron cards to chip-and-PIN debit cards. Visa Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

General Motors Company (GM) gained $0.09 to close the day at a new closing price of $35.17, a 0.26% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 38.22% above its 52 week low of $27.34. A total of 10.32M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 14.78M. The stock, which fluctuated between $35.08 and $35.32 during the day, currently situated -8.36% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -7.33% in the past one month and up by 14.83% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $38.82 and RSI of 39.84, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

General Motors Company designs, builds, and sells cars, trucks, crossovers, and automobile parts worldwide. The company operates through GM North America, GM Europe, GM International Operations, GM South America, and GM Financial segments. It markets its vehicles primarily under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Opel, Vauxhall, Baojun, Jiefang, and Wuling brand names. The company also sells cars, trucks, and crossovers to dealers for consumer retail sales, as well as to fleet customers, including daily rental car companies, commercial fleet customers, leasing companies, and governments. In addition, it offers connected safety, security and mobility solutions, and information technology services. The company, through its subsidiary, General Motors Financial Company, Inc., provides automotive financing services. General Motors Company was founded in 1897 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ) shares were up in last trading by 0.65% to $44.99. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.42% over the past week and fell -0.18% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.51% above its 50 day moving average and 3.48% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.63% decrease in value from its one year high of $46.4. The RSI indicator value of 58.9, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Mondelez International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets snack food and beverage products worldwide. The company offers biscuits, including cookies, crackers, and salted snacks; chocolates, and gums and candies; powdered beverages and coffee; and cheese and grocery products. Its primary brand portfolio includes LU, Nabisco and Oreo biscuits; Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk, and Milka chocolates; Trident gum; Jacobs Kaffee; and Tang powdered beverages. Mondelez International, Inc. sells its products to supermarket chains, wholesalers, supercenters, club stores, mass merchandisers, distributors, convenience stores, gasoline stations, drug stores, value stores, and other retail food outlets through direct store delivery, company owned and satellite warehouses, distribution centers, and other facilities, as well as through independent sales offices and agents. The company was formerly known as Kraft Foods Inc. and changed its name to Mondelez International, Inc. in October 2012. Mondelez International, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.

 

Investor’s Watch List: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE), Cerner Corporation (CERN), Halliburton Company (HAL)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) had a active trading with around 8.31M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.55M. The stock traded between $23.98 and $24.26 before closing at the price of $23.99 with -0.37% change on the day. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company is currently trading 102.01% above its 52 week low of $12.27 and -2.97% below its 52 week high of $24.79. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 62.52 and $24.71 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

Cerner Corporation (CERN) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -4.42% or $-2.38 to close the day at $51.5 on active trading volume of 8.31M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.27M. The North Kansas City Missouri 64117 based company has been underperforming the healthcare information services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -4.54%, compared to the industry which has advanced 14.96% over the same period. With RSI of 47.13, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $59.7, making it a hold for now.

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

Halliburton Company (HAL) shares were down in last trading by -0.97% to $56.13. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.8% over the past week and grew 1.34% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.05% above its 50 day moving average and 20.02% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.51% decrease in value from its one year high of $58.78. The RSI indicator value of 51.14, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products to the upstream oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company’s Completion and Production segment offers production enhancement services, including stimulation and sand control services; and cementing services, such as bonding the well, well casing, and casing equipment. It also provides completion tools that offer downhole solutions and services, including well completion products and services, intelligent well completions, liner hanger systems, sand control systems, and service tools; pressure control services comprising coiled tubing, hydraulic workover units, and downhole tools; and pipeline and process services, such as pre-commissioning and maintenance, subsea pipeline, conventional pipeline, and process services. In addition, this segment offers oilfield production and completion chemicals and services; electrical submersible pumps and progressive cavity pumps; and installation, maintenance, repair, and testing services. The company’s Drilling and Evaluation segment provides drilling fluid systems, performance additives, completion fluids, solids control, specialized testing equipment, and waste management services; and drilling systems and services. It also offers wireline and perforating services, including open-hole logging, and cased-hole and slickline services; and drill bits and services comprising roller cone rock bits, fixed cutter bits, hole enlargement, and related downhole tools and services, as well as coring equipment and services. In addition, this segment offers integrated exploration, drilling, and production software, as well as related professional and data management services; testing and subsea services, such as acquisition and analysis of reservoir information and optimization solutions; and oilfield project management and integrated solutions. Halliburton Company was founded in 1919 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks in Focus: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY), Corning Incorporated (GLW), AbbVie Inc. (ABBV)

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) had a active trading with around 5.84M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.97M. The stock traded between $51.52 and $51.97 before closing at the price of $51.65 with 0.27% change on the day. The New York New York 10154 based company is currently trading 12.26% above its 52 week low of $46.01 and -32.12% below its 52 week high of $77.12. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 46.4 and $55.18 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company discovers, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, and distributes biopharmaceutical products worldwide. It offers chemically-synthesized drug or small molecule, and biologic in various therapeutic areas, including virology comprising human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV); oncology; immunoscience; cardiovascular; and neuroscience. Its products include Baraclude for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection; Daklinza and Sunvepra for the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection; Reyataz and Sustiva for the treatment of HIV; Empliciti, a humanized monoclonal antibody for the treatment of multiple myeloma; Erbitux, an IgG1 monoclonal antibody that blocks the epidermal growth factor receptor; Opdivo, a fully human monoclonal antibody for non-small cell lung and renal cell cancer, and melanoma; Sprycel, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor for the treatment of adults with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia; Yervoy, a monoclonal antibody for metastatic melanoma; Abilify, an antipsychotic agent for adults with schizophrenia, bipolar mania disorder, and depressive disorder; Orencia to treat rheumatoid arthritis; and Eliquis, an oral factor Xa inhibitor targeted at stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. Its products pipeline includes Beclabuvir, a non-nucleoside NS5B inhibitor for the treatment of HCV; BMS-663068, an investigational compound that is being studied in HIV-1; and Prostvac, a Phase III prostate-specific antigen to treat asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. The company has clinical trial collaborations with Calithera Biosciences, Inc. and Janssen Biotech, Inc.; and a research collaboration with GeneCentric Diagnostics, Inc. The company was formerly known as Bristol-Myers Company and changed its name to Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in 1989. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Corning Incorporated (GLW) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.37% or $-0.1 to close the day at $26.7 on light trading volume of 5.81M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.25M. The Corning New York 14831 based company has been outperforming the diversified electronics group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 53.83%, compared to the industry which has advanced 45.27% over the same period. With RSI of 65.39, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $26.5, making it a hold for now.

Corning Incorporated manufactures and sells specialty glasses, ceramics, and related materials in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through five segments: Display Technologies, Optical Communications, Environmental Technologies, Specialty Materials, and Life Sciences. The Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for liquid crystal displays (LCDs) used in LCD televisions, notebook computers, and flat panel desktop monitors. The Optical Communications segment manufactures optical fiber and cable; and hardware and equipment products comprising cable assemblies, fiber optic hardware and connectors, optical components and couplers, closures, network interface devices, and other accessories for various carrier network applications. This segment also offers subscriber demarcation, connection and protection devices, passive solutions, and outside plant enclosures; and coaxial RF interconnects for the cable television industry and microwave applications. The Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary, and gasoline and diesel applications. The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide approximately 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics, and fluoride crystals. The Life Sciences segment manufactures and supplies scientific laboratory products consisting of consumables, such as plastic vessels, specialty surfaces, and media, as well as general labware and equipment for cell culture research, bioprocessing, genomics, drug discovery, microbiology, and chemistry; and develops and produces technologies for biologic drug production markets. The company was formerly known as Corning Glass Works and changed its name to Corning Incorporated in April 1989. Corning Incorporated was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Corning, New York.

AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) shares were down in last trading by -0.69% to $60.42. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.41% over the past week and fell -1.18% in the past month. It is currently trading -1.29% below its 50 day moving average and -1.52% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.58% decrease in value from its one year high of $68.12. The RSI indicator value of 42.55, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

AbbVie Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products worldwide. The company offers HUMIRA, a biologic therapy administered as a subcutaneous injection to treat autoimmune diseases; IMBRUVICA, an oral therapy for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia; and VIEKIRA PAK, an interferon-free therapy, with or without ribavirin, for adults with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis. It also provides Kaletra, an anti-HIV-1 medicine used with other anti-HIV-1 medications as a treatment that maintains viral suppression in HIV-1 patients; Norvir, a protease inhibitor indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents to treat HIV-1; and Synagis to prevent respiratory syncytial virus infection in high risk infants. In addition, the company offers AndroGel, a testosterone replacement therapy for males diagnosed with symptomatic low testosterone; Creon, a pancreatic enzyme therapy for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency; Synthroid to treat hypothyroidism; and Lupron, a product for the palliative treatment of prostate cancer, and endometriosis and central precocious puberty, as well as for the treatment of patients with anemia. Further, it provides Duopa and Duodopa, a levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel to treat Parkinson’s disease; Sevoflurane, an anesthesia product for human use; TriCor, Trilipix, and Niaspan to treat metabolic conditions characterized by high cholesterol and/or high triglycerides; and Zemplar to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism. The company sells its products to wholesalers, distributors, government agencies, health care facilities, specialty pharmacies, and independent retailers from its distribution centers and public warehouses. AbbVie Inc. has strategic collaboration with C2N Diagnostics; Calico Life Sciences LLC; Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Ablynx NV; Galapagos NV; Alvine Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Zebra Biologics Inc. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in North Chicago, Illinois.

 

Stocks In Action: The Mosaic Company (MOS), The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC)

The Mosaic Company (MOS) traded within a range of $32.08 to $33.04 after opening the day at $32.08. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 12.04% so far this year. The stock was up close to 3.24% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $32.86 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -3.32% below its 52 week high of $33.99 and 54.15% above its 12-month low of $22.2. The shares are up by over 24% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 60.83 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients primarily for the agricultural industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.54% or $0.93 to close the day at $61.19 on light trading volume of 4.56M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.57M. The Midland Michigan 48674 based company has been outperforming the chemicals – major diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 40.32%, compared to the industry which has advanced 43.49% over the same period. With RSI of 63.61, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $66.78, making it a hold for now.

The Dow Chemical Company manufactures and supplies products that are used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services worldwide. It operates through five segments: Agricultural Sciences, Consumer Solutions, Infrastructure Solutions, Performance Materials & Chemicals, and Performance Plastics segments. The Agricultural Sciences segment provides crop protection and seed/plant biotechnology products and technologies, urban pest management solutions, and healthy oils. The Consumer Solutions segment offers semiconductors and organic light-emitting diodes, adhesives, and foams for use in the transportation industry; cellulosics and other polymers for pharmaceutical formulations and food solutions; and silicone solutions used in consumer goods and automotive applications. The Infrastructure Solutions segment provides architectural and industrial coatings, construction material ingredients, building insulation products, adhesives, and microbial protection products for the oil and gas industry, telecommunications, and light and water technologies. The Performance Materials & Chemicals segment offers chlorine and caustic soda; industrial solutions; and propylene oxides, propylene glycols, polyether polyols, and aromatic isocyanates. The Performance Plastics segment provides elastomers, polyolefin plastomers, and ethylene propylene diene monomer elastomers; wire and cable insulation, semiconductive, and jacketing compound solutions, as well as bio-based plasticizers; acrylics, polyethylene, and polyolefin plastomers; and ethylene, propylene, benzene, butadiene, octene, aromatics co-products, and crude c4. The company was founded in 1897 and is based in Midland, Michigan.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) gained $0.92 to close the day at a new closing price of $69.34, a 1.34% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 105.59% above its 52 week low of $33.85. A total of 4.51M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.23M. The stock, which fluctuated between $68.79 and $70 during the day, currently situated -5.44% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.16% in the past one month and up by 13.4% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $82.03 and RSI of 48.74, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of oil and gas properties. It operates through three segments: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production; Midstream; and Marketing. The Oil and Gas Exploration and Production segment explores for and produces oil, condensate, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The Midstream segment provides gathering, processing, treating, and transportation services to Anadarko and third-party oil, natural-gas, and NGLs producers, as well as owns and operates gathering, processing, treating, and transportation systems in the United States. The Marketing segment markets oil, natural gas, and NGLs in the United States; oil and NGLs internationally; and anticipated liquefied natural gas production from Mozambique. The company’s asset portfolio includes U.S. onshore resource plays in the Rocky Mountains area, the southern United States, the Appalachian basin, and Alaska; the deepwater Gulf of Mexico; and in Algeria, Ghana, Mozambique, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, New Zealand, Kenya, and other countries. As of December 31, 2015, it had approximately 2.1 billion barrels of oil equivalent of proved reserves. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD), Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE), CBS Corporation (CBS)

Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD) saw its value increase by 1.5% as the stock gained $2.87 to finish the day at a closing price of $194.46. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $115.03-$195 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $192.33 to $195 during the day, are up by 9.43% in the past three months and up by 11.66% over the past six months. It is currently trading 6.81% above its 20 day moving average and 5.67% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $221.75 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 64.28.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Pioneer Natural Resources Company operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company in the United States. The company produces and sells oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and gas. It has operations primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas, the Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas, the Raton field in southeastern Colorado, and the West Panhandle field in the Texas Panhandle. As of December 31, 2015, the company had proved undeveloped reserves and proved developed reserves of approximately 47 million Bbls of oil, 15 million Bbls of NGLs, and 157 billion cubic feet of gas; and owned interests in seven gas processing plants and eight treating facilities. Pioneer Natural Resources Company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) shares were up in last trading by 0.12% to $57.65. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.52% over the past week and grew 1.43% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.2% above its 50 day moving average and 6.15% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.77% decrease in value from its one year high of $60.54. The RSI indicator value of 47.24, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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.

CBS Corporation (CBS) traded within a range of $64.2 to $64.82 after opening the day at $64.56. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 1.23% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.03% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $64.4 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -3.71% below its 52 week high of $66.88 and 57.61% above its 12-month low of $43.54. The shares are up by over 12.49% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 55.54 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

CBS Corporation operates as a mass media company worldwide. The company’s Entertainment segment distributes a schedule of news and public affairs broadcasts, and sports and entertainment programming; produces, acquires, and distributes programming, including series, specials, news, and public affairs; operates online content networks for information and entertainment; and produces, acquires, and distributes theatrical motion pictures. Its Cable Networks segment offers subscription program services, such as original series, theatrical feature films, documentaries, boxing and other sports-related programming, and special events; and owns and operates multiplexed channels. This segment also owns and manages Smithsonian Networks, which operates a channel featuring cultural, historical, scientific, and educational programs; and operates a CBS Sports Network, a 24-hour cable program service that provides college sports and related content. The company’s Publishing segment publishes and distributes adult and children’s consumer books in printed, digital, and audio formats; and develops special imprints and publishes titles based on the products, as well as that of third parties and distributes products for other publishers. This segment also delivers content; and promotes its products on its Websites, social media, and general Internet sites, as well as those related to individual titles. Its Local Broadcasting segment owns 30 broadcast television stations; owns and operates 117 radio stations in 26 U.S. markets and related online properties; and operates local digital properties in various U.S. markets that combine the company’s television and radio local media brands online to offer the latest news, traffic, weather, and sports information, as well as local discounts, directories, and reviews for local community. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in New York, New York. CBS Corporation is a subsidiary of National Amusements, Inc.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Honeywell International Inc. (HON), Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD), Dominion Resources, Inc. (D)

Honeywell International Inc. (HON) had a active trading with around 3.59M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.26M. The stock traded between $120.74 and $122 before closing at the price of $121.85 with 0.99% change on the day. The Morris Plains New Jersey 07950 based company is currently trading 24.63% above its 52 week low of $101.25 and 0.73% above its 52 week high of $122. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 73.57 and $131.3 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. Its Aerospace segment offers aircraft engines, integrated avionics, systems and service solutions, and related products and services for aircraft manufacturers and operators, airlines, military services, and defense and space contractors, as well as spare parts, and repair and maintenance services for the aftermarket. This segment also provides auxiliary power units; propulsion engines; environmental control, connectivity, electric power, flight safety, communication, navigation, radar, surveillance, and thermal systems; engine controls; aircraft lighting products, as well as wheels and brakes; advanced systems and instruments; and turbochargers, as well as management, technical, logistics, repair, and overhaul services to original equipment manufacturers in the air transport, regional, business, and general aviation aircraft; and automotive and truck manufacturers. The company’s Home and Building Technologies segment offers environmental and energy, security and fire, and building solutions. Its Safety and Productivity Solutions segment provides sensing and productivity Solutions, and industrial safety products. Its Performance Materials and Technologies segment provides catalysts and adsorbents; equipment and consulting services for the petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemical, and other industries; and automation control, instrumentation, software, and services for the oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, industrial power generation, chemicals and petrochemicals, biofuels, life sciences, metals, minerals, and mining industries. It also offers fluorocarbons, hydrofluoroolefins, caprolactam, resins, ammonium sulfate fertilizers, phenol, specialty films, waxes, additives, fibers, research chemicals and intermediates, and electronic materials and chemicals. The company was founded in 1920 and is based in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.77% or $0.22 to close the day at $28.69 on light trading volume of 3.58M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.14M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 44.97%, compared to the industry which has advanced 58.11% over the same period. With RSI of 60.09, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $32.65, making it a hold for now.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P., a master limited partnership, provides midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil, petrochemicals, and refined products. The company operates through NGL Pipelines & Services, Crude Oil Pipelines & Services, Natural Gas Pipelines & Services, and Petrochemical & Refined Products Services segments. The NGL Pipelines & Services segment provides natural gas processing and related NGL marketing services, as well as NGL export docks and related services. It operates approximately 19,500 miles of NGL pipelines; NGL and related product storage facilities; 15 NGL fractionators; and a liquefied petroleum gas export terminal and NGL import facility. The Crude Oil Pipelines & Services segment operates approximately 5,400 miles of crude oil pipelines and related operations; and crude oil storage and marine terminals located in Oklahoma and Texas, as well as a fleet of 478 tractor-trailer tank trucks used to transport crude oil. It also engages in crude oil marketing activities. The Natural Gas Pipelines & Services segment operates approximately 19,100 miles of natural gas pipeline systems to gather and transport natural gas in Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming. It leases underground salt dome natural gas storage facilities in Texas and Louisiana; owns an underground salt dome storage cavern in Texas; and markets natural gas. The Petrochemical & Refined Products Services segment operates propylene fractionation and related operations, including 674 miles of pipelines; butane isomerization complex, associated deisobutanizer units, and related pipeline assets; and octane enhancement and high purity isobutylene production facilities. It also operates refined products pipelines of approximately 4,200 miles; and terminals, as well as provides refined products marketing and marine transportation services. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Dominion Resources, Inc. (D) shares were up in last trading by 1.69% to $73.37. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.33% over the past week and fell -2.99% in the past month. It is currently trading -2.17% below its 50 day moving average and -0.19% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -5.34% decrease in value from its one year high of $78.97. The RSI indicator value of 45.17, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Dominion Resources, Inc. produces and transports energy in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Dominion Virginia Power (DVP), Dominion Generation, and Dominion Energy. The DVP segment engages in regulated electric transmission and distribution operations that serve residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers in Virginia and North Carolina. The Dominion Generation segment is involved in electricity generation through coal, nuclear, gas, oil, hydro, and renewable sources; and related energy supply operations. It also comprises generation operations of the company’s merchant fleet and energy marketing, and price risk management activities for its assets. The Dominion Energy segment engages in regulated natural gas distribution operations, gas transmission pipeline and storage operations, natural gas gathering and processing activities, and liquefied natural gas operations. As of December 31, 2015, the company’s portfolio of assets included approximately 24,300 megawatts of generating capacity; 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines; 57,300 miles of electric distribution lines; 12,200 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering, and storage pipelines; and 22,000 miles of gas distribution pipelines. It served approximately 5 million utility and retail energy customers in 14 states; and operated underground natural gas storage systems with approximately 933 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. In addition, the company sells electricity at wholesale prices to rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, and into wholesale electricity markets. Dominion Resources, Inc. was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Dollar General Corporation (DG), Eli Lilly and Company (LLY), TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD)

Dollar General Corporation (DG) saw its value decrease by -1.18% as the stock dropped $-0.92 to finish the day at a closing price of $76.79. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $66.5-$96.88 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $76.24 to $78.02 during the day, are up by 7.75% in the past three months and down by -16.62% over the past six months. It is currently trading 5.53% above its 20 day moving average and 3.31% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $79.98 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 61.28.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. The company offers consumable products, including paper and cleaning products comprising paper towels, bath tissues, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, and laundry and other home cleaning supplies; packaged food products, such as cereals, canned soups and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar, and flour; perishables consisting of milk, eggs, bread, frozen meals, beer, and wine; snacks that comprise candies, cookies, crackers, salty snacks, and carbonated beverages; health and beauty products, such as over-the-counter medicines, as well as soap, body wash, shampoo, dental hygiene, and foot care products; pet products, which include pet supplies and pet food; and tobacco products. It also provides seasonal products, including decorations, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery products, prepaid phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware products, and automotive and home office supplies; and home products consisting of kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen products, beds, and bath soft goods. In addition, the company offers apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women, and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes, and accessories. As of October 28, 2016, it operated 13,205 stores located in 43 states. The company was formerly known as J.L. Turner & Son, Inc. and changed its name to Dollar General Corporation in 1968. Dollar General Corporation was founded in 1939 and is based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) shares were up in last trading by 0.12% to $77.79. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.73% over the past week and grew 3.36% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.77% above its 50 day moving average and 2.19% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -5.96% decrease in value from its one year high of $83.79. The RSI indicator value of 64.64, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Eli Lilly and Company discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceutical products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Human Pharmaceutical Products and Animal Health Products. The company offers endocrinology products to treat diabetes; osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men; human growth hormone deficiency and pediatric growth conditions; and testosterone deficiency. It also provides neuroscience products for the treatment of depressive disorders, diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain, anxiety disorders, fibromyalgia, and chronic musculoskeletal pain; schizophrenia; attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders; depressive, obsessive-compulsive, bulimia nervosa, and panic disorders; and positron emission tomography imaging of beta-amyloid neurotic plaques in adult brains. In addition, the company offers products for the treatment of non-small cell lung, colorectal, head and neck, pancreatic, metastatic breast, ovarian, bladder, and metastatic gastric cancers, as well as malignant pleural mesothelioma; and cardiovascular products. Further, it provides animal health products, such as cattle feed additives; protein supplements for cows; leanness and performance enhancers for swine and cattle; antibiotics to treat respiratory and other diseases in cattle, swine, and poultry; anticoccidial agents for poultry; and chewable tablets that kill fleas and prevent flea infestations, heartworm diseases, roundworm diseases, hookworm diseases, and whipworm diseases. Additionally, the company offers products to treat chronic manifestations of atopic dermatitis and congestive heart failure in dogs; and chronic allergic dermatitis and kidney diseases in cats. It has a clinical collaboration agreement with Athenex, Inc.; and a research agreement with AstraZeneca for the development of clinical candidate MEDI1814 as a disease-modifying treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Eli Lilly and Company was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD) traded within a range of $42.33 to $42.95 after opening the day at $42.95. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -2.52% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.63% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $42.34 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -10.35% below its 52 week high of $47.41 and 73.69% above its 12-month low of $26.37. The shares are up by over 20.41% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 36.52 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW), Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST), American Express Company (AXP)

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW) fell -0.53% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.48 to finish the day at $90.34 with about 2.23M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.34M. The $19.67B market cap company, which fluctuated between $89.89 and $90.79 during the day, currently situated 17.48% above its 52 week low of $81.12 and -25.8% away from its one year high of $121.75. The RSI of 39.94 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation provides products and technologies to treat structural heart disease and critically ill patients worldwide. It offers transcatheter heart valve therapy products comprising transcatheter aortic heart valves and their delivery systems for the nonsurgical replacement of heart valves. The company also provides surgical heart valve therapy products, such as pericardial valves for aortic and mitral replacement, and minimally invasive aortic heart valve system; and tissue heart valves and repair products, which are used to replace or repair a patient’s diseased or defective heart valve. In addition, it produces pericardial valves from biologically inert animal tissue; and provides heart valve repair therapies, including annuloplasty rings and systems. Further, the company offers critical care products, such as hemodynamic monitoring systems to measure a patient’s heart function in surgical and intensive care settings; pulmonary artery catheters; and continuous venous oximetry catheter for measuring central venous oxygen saturation. Additionally, its critical care products include disposable pressure monitoring devices and closed blood sampling systems to protect patients and clinicians from infection; and peripheral vascular products used to treat endolumenal occlusive disease, such as embolectomy catheters for removing blood clots from peripheral blood vessels. The company distributes its products through direct sales force and independent distributors. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) gained $0.62 to close the day at a new closing price of $68.79, a 0.91% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 33.18% above its 52 week low of $52. A total of 2.22M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.7M. The stock, which fluctuated between $67.84 and $68.96 during the day, currently situated -1.26% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.37% in the past one month and up by 9.65% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $71.04 and RSI of 67.18, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. The company’s Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices primarily to middle income households; and dd’s DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices to customers from households with moderate income. As of October 10, 2016, it operated 1,342 Ross Dress for Less stores in 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam; and 193 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in 15 states. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.

American Express Company (AXP) had a light trading with around 2.19M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.37M. The stock traded between $78.23 and $78.69 before closing at the price of $78.48 with 0.38% change on the day. The New York New York 10285 based company is currently trading 59.13% above its 52 week low of $52.73 and 0.08% above its 52 week high of $78.69. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 65.22 and $80.56 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. Card Services, International Card Services, Global Commercial Services, and Global Network & Merchant Services. The company’s products and services include charge and credit card products; network services; expense management products and services; travel-related services; and stored value/prepaid products. Its products and services also comprise merchant acquisition and processing, servicing and settlement, merchant financing, point-of-sale, and marketing and information products and services for merchants; fraud prevention services; and the design of customized customer loyalty and rewards programs. The company sells its products and services to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations through direct mail, online applications, in-house and third-party sales forces, and direct response advertising. American Express Company was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Stocks In Action: Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD), ONEOK Partners, L.P. (OKS), Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR)

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) traded within a range of $47.99 to $48.41 after opening the day at $48.04. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 9.16% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.35% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $48.24 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -9.45% below its 52 week high of $53.68 and 15.02% above its 12-month low of $42.56. The shares are up by over 6.36% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 74.81 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

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.

ONEOK Partners, L.P. (OKS) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.64% or $0.34 to close the day at $53.67 on active trading volume of 1.82M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.15M. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74103 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas pipelines group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 161.55%, compared to the industry which has advanced 82.14% over the same period. With RSI of 74.38, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $49.36, making it a hold for now.

ONEOK Partners, L.P. engages in the gathering, processing, storage, and transportation of natural gas in the United States. It operates through three segments: Natural Gas Gathering and Processing, Natural Gas Liquids, and Natural Gas Pipelines. The Natural Gas Gathering and Processing segment gathers and processes natural gas produced from crude oil and natural gas wells located in the Mid-Continent region; and gathers and processes natural gas in the Williston Basin, which spans portions of Montana and North Dakota, and the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. The Natural Gas Liquids segment gathers, treats, fractionates, and transports natural gas liquids (NGLs), as well as stores, markets, and distributes NGL products primarily in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, and the Rocky Mountain region. This segment also owns the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-regulated NGLs gathering and distribution pipelines in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado; terminal and storage facilities in Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois; and FERC-regulated NGLs distribution and refined petroleum product pipelines in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment owns and operates regulated natural gas transmission pipelines and natural gas storage facilities; and provides natural gas transportation and storage services. This segment’s interstate natural gas pipeline assets transport natural gas through FERC-regulated interstate natural gas pipelines in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. It also transports intrastate natural gas through its assets in Oklahoma; and owns underground natural gas storage facilities in Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas. ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C. serves as the general partner of ONEOK Partners, L.P. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR) dropped $-0.57 to close the day at a new closing price of $107.2, a -0.53% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 45.6% above its 52 week low of $76.93. A total of 1.8M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.4M. The stock, which fluctuated between $106.18 and $108.08 during the day, currently situated -3.55% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.89% in the past one month and up by 18.59% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $107.87 and RSI of 62.37, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), through its controlling interest in Digital Realty Trust, L.P., engages in the ownership, acquisition, development, redevelopment, and management of technology-related real estate. It focuses on strategically located properties containing applications and operations critical to the day-to-day operations of technology industry tenants and corporate enterprise datacenter users, including the information technology departments of Fortune 1000 companies, and financial services companies. The company’s property portfolio consists of Internet gateway properties, corporate datacenter properties, technology manufacturing properties, and regional or national offices of technology companies. As of December 31, 2008, Digital Realty’s portfolio consisted of 75 properties, including 62 located in North America and 13 located in Europe. Digital Realty Trust has elected to be treated as a REIT for federal income tax purposes and would not be subject to income tax, if it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California with additional offices in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Northern Virginia, and Phoenix, as well as in Dublin, London, and Paris.

 

3 Notable Runners: Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI), Equity Residential (EQR), Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC)

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.72% or $0.56 to close the day at $78.37 on higher than average trading volume of 1.6M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.23M. The Chicago Illinois 60661 based company has been underperforming the communication equipment companies by -0.1364% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -5.45% YTD, versus the communication equipment industry which is down -6.53% for the same period. The RSI of 38.18 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. provides mission-critical communication infrastructure, devices, software, and services in North America, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. The company operates in two segments, Products and Services. The Products segment offers a portfolio of network infrastructure, devices, accessories, and software for government, public safety and first-responder agencies, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers. This segment’s products include two-way portable radios and vehicle-mounted radios; accessories, such as speaker microphones, batteries, earpieces, headsets, carry cases, and cables; software features and upgrades; and radio network core and central processing software, base stations, consoles, repeaters, and software applications and features. The Services segment provides integration services, such as implementation, optimization, and integration of networks, devices, software, and applications; and managed and support services, such as repair, technical support, and hardware maintenance services, as well as network monitoring, software maintenance, and cyber security services across radio network technologies, command center consoles, and smart public safety solutions. This segment also offers Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN), a push-to-talk technology, as well as provides iDEN services, including hardware and software maintenance services for its legacy iDEN customers. The company was formerly known as Motorola, Inc. and changed its name to Motorola Solutions, Inc. in January 2011. Motorola Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Equity Residential (EQR) had a light trading with around 1.59M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.33M. The stock traded between $61.08 and $61.94 before closing at the price of $61.93 with 0.85% change on the day. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company is currently trading 7.26% above its 52 week low of $58.28 and -12% below its 52 week high of $75.49. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 50.69 and $64.72 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Equity Residential, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the acquisition, development, and management of multifamily properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2007, it owned and invested in 579 properties in 24 states and the District of Columbia consisting of 152,821 units. The company qualifies as a REIT for federal income tax purposes. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal income tax to the extent that it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. Equity Residential was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) traded within a range of $70.45 to $71.29 after opening the day at $70.69. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 5.69% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.71% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $71.08 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding 0.3% above its 52 week high of $71.29 and 33.55% above its 12-month low of $56.26. The shares are up by over 6.77% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 66.75 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., a professional services firm, provides advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and people worldwide. It operates through two segments, Risk and Insurance Services; and Consulting. The Risk and Insurance Services segment offers risk management services, such as risk advice, risk transfer, risk control, and mitigation solutions, as well as insurance, reinsurance broking, catastrophe and financial modeling services, and related advisory services. This segment serves businesses, public entities, insurance companies, associations, professional services organizations, and private clients. The Consulting segment provides health, retirement, talent, and investments consulting services and products; and specialized management, and economic and brand consulting services. This segment assists public and private sector employers in the design, management, and administration of employee health care programs; provides a range of strategic and compliance-related retirement services and solutions to corporate, governmental, and institutional clients; advises organizations on the engagement, management, and rewarding of employees; and offers investment consulting and other services to the sponsors of pension funds, foundations, endowments, other investors, and wealth management companies. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in New York, New York.