Peter Elliott

Traders Watch list: PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX)

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) saw its value increase by 2.15% as the stock gained $0.86 to finish the day at a closing price of $40.88. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $32.01-$44.52 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $39.92 to $40.99 during the day, are down by -0.97% in the past three months and up by 7.3% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.19% above its 20 day moving average and 1.75% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $46.83 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 55.32.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

PayPal Holdings, Inc. operates as a technology platform company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants worldwide. It enables businesses of various sizes to accept payments from merchant Websites, mobile devices, and applications, as well as at offline retail locations through a range of payment solutions, including PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, and Xoom products. The company’s platform allows customers to pay and get paid, transfer and withdraw funds to their bank accounts, and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in various currencies. PayPal Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) shares were down in last trading by -2.27% to $25.89. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.33% over the past week and fell -3.25% in the past month. It is currently trading -2.82% below its 50 day moving average and 21.92% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.67% decrease in value from its one year high of $27.88. The RSI indicator value of 42.33, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Fifth Third Bancorp operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States. It operates through four segments: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. The Commercial Banking segment offers credit intermediation, cash management, and financial services; lending and depository products; and foreign exchange and international trade finance, derivatives and capital markets services, asset-based lending, real estate finance, public finance, commercial leasing, and syndicated finance for business, government, and professional customers. The Branch Banking segment provides deposit and loan products to individuals and small businesses. This segment offers checking and savings accounts, home equity loans and lines of credit, credit cards, and loans for automobiles and personal financing needs. The Consumer Lending segment engages in direct lending activities that include origination, retention, and servicing of residential mortgage and home equity loans or lines of credit; and indirect lending activities, including loans to consumers through correspondent lenders and automobile dealers. The Investment Advisors segment provides various investment alternatives for individuals, companies, and not-for-profit organizations. It offers retail brokerage services to individual clients; and broker dealer services to the institutional marketplace. This segment also provides asset management services; holistic strategies to affluent clients in wealth planning, investing, insurance, and wealth protection; and advisory services for institutional clients comprising states and municipalities. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 1,254 full-service banking centers, including 95 Bank Mart locations, as well as 2,593 automated teller machines in 12 states throughout the Midwestern and Southeastern regions of the United States. Fifth Third Bancorp was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX) traded within a range of $25.15 to $25.32 after opening the day at $25.2. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 16.69% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.04% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $25.24 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -0.55% below its 52 week high of $25.38 and 61.07% above its 12-month low of $16.4. The shares are up by over 14.52% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 80.64 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Boston Scientific Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices for use in various interventional medical specialties worldwide. It operates through three segments: Cardiovascular, Rhythm Management, and MedSurg. The company offers interventional cardiology products, including drug-eluting coronary stent systems used in the treatment of coronary artery disease; coronary technology products to treat atherosclerosis; intraluminal catheter-directed ultrasound imaging catheters and systems for use in coronary arteries and heart chambers, as well as peripheral vessels; and structural heart therapy systems. It also provides stents, balloon catheters, wires, peripheral embolization devices, and vena cava filters used to treat peripheral disease; and biliary stents, drainage catheters, and micro-puncture sets to treat, diagnose, and ease benign and malignant tumors. In addition, the company offers cardiac rhythm management devices, such as implantable cardioverter defibrillator systems to detect and treat abnormally fast heart rhythms; implantable cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker systems used to treat heart failure; and medical technologies to diagnose and treat rate and rhythm disorders of the heart comprising steerable radio frequency ablation catheters, intracardiac ultrasound catheters, diagnostic catheters, delivery sheaths, and other accessories. Further, it provides products to diagnose and treat diseases of the pulmonary and gastrointestinal conditions; devices to diagnose, treat, and ease pulmonary disease systems within the airway and lungs; products to treat urinary stone disease and benign prostatic hyperplasia; mid-urethral sling products, sling and graft materials, pelvic floor reconstruction kits, and suturing devices; and spinal cord stimulator systems. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE), T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS), Weyerhaeuser Co. (WY)

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) saw its value decrease by -4.82% as the stock dropped $-2.89 to finish the day at a closing price of $57.04. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $45.44-$60.54 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $56.99 to $59.5 during the day, are up by 5.09% in the past three months and up by 3.58% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.11% below its 20 day moving average and -0.65% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $64.58 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 43.14.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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, Asia, Israel, and Canada. 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 derivatives, credit derivatives, bonds, and currencies. It primarily provides trade execution, listing, price discovery and transparency, trade processing and repositories, clearing, benchmark administration, and market data services. The company operates exchanges and marketplaces, such as ICE Futures Europe, ICE Futures U.S., ICE Futures Canada, ICE Endex, NYSE Amex Options, NYSE Arca Options, and ICE Futures Singapore, as well as over-the-counter markets for physical energy and credit default swaps, and central counterparty clearing houses. It serves financial institutions, money managers, trading firms, commodity producers and consumers, institutional and individual investors, and other business entities. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS) shares were down in last trading by 0% to $61.89. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.17% over the past week and grew 9.21% in the past month. It is currently trading 6.31% above its 50 day moving average and 27.3% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.81% decrease in value from its one year high of $63.68. The RSI indicator value of 57.36, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

T-Mobile US, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides mobile communications services for consumers and businesses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company offers voice, messaging, and data services in the postpaid, prepaid, and wholesale markets. It also provides wireless devices, including smartphones, tablets, and other mobile communication devices, as well as accessories that are manufactured by various suppliers. The company offers services, devices, and accessories under the T-Mobile and MetroPCS brands through its owned and operated retail stores, as well as through its Websites. T-Mobile US, Inc. also sells its devices and accessories to dealers and other third party distributors for resale through independent third-party retail outlets and various third-party Websites. It delivers wireless services to approximately 65.5 million customers. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. T-Mobile US, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom Holding B.V.

Weyerhaeuser Co. (WY) traded within a range of $32.1 to $32.71 after opening the day at $32.14. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 7.71% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.12% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $32.41 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -2.61% below its 52 week high of $33.28 and 53.08% above its 12-month low of $22.06. The shares are up by over 10.65% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 59.3 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Pepsico, Inc. (PEP), Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)

Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) climbed 0.08% during last trading as the stock added $0.08 to finish the day at $105.69 with about 3.41M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.38M. The $151.98B market cap company, which fluctuated between $105.25 and $106.23 during the day, currently situated 13.23% above its 52 week low of $96.09 and -3.35% away from its one year high of $110.94. The RSI of 62.65 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) gained $1.17 to close the day at a new closing price of $77.48, a 1.53% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 65.36% above its 52 week low of $48.17. A total of 3.4M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.61M. The stock, which fluctuated between $76.78 and $77.75 during the day, currently situated 0.7% above its 52 week high. The stock is up by 7.7% in the past one month and up by 21.07% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $79.58 and RSI of 65.47, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Analog Devices, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a portfolio of solutions that leverage analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing technology, including integrated circuits (ICs), algorithms, software, and subsystems. It offers data converter products, which translate real-world analog signals into digital data, as well as translates digital data into analog signals; high-performance amplifiers to condition analog signals; and radio frequency ICs to support cellular infrastructure. The company also provides MEMS technology solutions, including accelerometers used to sense acceleration, gyroscopes to sense rotation, and inertial measurement units to sense multiple degrees of freedom. In addition, it offers isolators for various applications, such as universal serial bus isolation in patient monitors; and smart metering and satellite applications. Further, the company provides power management and reference products; and digital signal processing products for high-speed numeric calculations. Its products are used in electronic equipment, including industrial process control systems, medical imaging equipment, factory automation systems, patient monitoring devices, instrumentation and measurement systems, wireless infrastructure equipment, energy management systems, networking equipment, aerospace and defense electronics, optical systems, automobiles, and portable electronic devices. The company serves clients in industrial, automotive, consumer, and communications markets through a direct sales force, third-party distributors, and independent sales representatives in the United States, rest of North/South America, Europe, Japan, China, and rest of Asia, as well as through its Website. It has a collaboration with TriLumina Corp. to provide illuminator modules for automotive flash LiDAR systems. Analog Devices, Inc. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts.

United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) had a active trading with around 3.4M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.95M. The stock traded between $105.51 and $106.4 before closing at the price of $106.16 with 0.44% change on the day. The Atlanta Georgia 30328 based company is currently trading 16.06% above its 52 week low of $94.22 and -11.86% below its 52 week high of $120.44. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 30.31 and $114.96 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

 

3 Trending Stocks: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM), FirstEnergy Corp. (FE), Synchrony Financial (SYF)

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -2.53% or $-1.13 to close the day at $43.46 on active trading volume of 4.31M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.41M. The Chicago Illinois 60601 based company has been outperforming the farm products group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 33.51%, compared to the industry which has advanced 31.11% over the same period. With RSI of 39.01, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $45, making it a hold for now.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products. Its Agricultural Services segment offers agricultural commodities, such as oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, rice, and barley; and resells those commodities as food and feed ingredients, and raw materials for the agricultural processing industry. The segment is also involved in structured trade finance and the processing of wheat into wheat flour. Its Corn Processing segment offers ingredients used in the food and beverage industry, including sweeteners, starch, syrup, glucose, and dextrose; bio products; alcohol, amino acids, and other food and animal feed ingredients; and ethyl alcohol for industrial use as ethanol or as beverage grade. This segment also offers corn gluten feed and meal, and distillers’ grains; vegetable oil and protein meal; formula feeds, and animal health and nutrition products; and citric acids and glycols for food and industrial products, as well as operates a sugarcane ethanol plant. The company’s Oilseeds Processing segment processes soybeans and soft seeds into vegetable oils and protein meals. It offers ingredients for the food, feed, energy, and industrial products industries; crude vegetable and salad oils; partially refined oils; oilseed protein meals; peanuts, tree nuts, and peanut-derived ingredients; cottonseed flour for the pharmaceutical industry; cotton cellulose pulp for the chemical, paper, and filter markets; and agricultural commodity raw materials. Its Wild Flavors and Specialty Ingredients segment offers natural flavor ingredients, flavor systems, natural colors, proteins, emulsifiers, soluble fiber, polyols, hydrocolloids, natural health and nutrition products, edible beans, and other specialty food and feed ingredients. The company is also involved in futures commission and insurance activities. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) climbed 0.17% during last trading as the stock added $0.05 to finish the day at $30.04 with about 4.24M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.45M. The $12.83B market cap company, which fluctuated between $29.83 and $30.07 during the day, currently situated 3.67% above its 52 week low of $29.33 and -15.1% away from its one year high of $36.6. The RSI of 52.07 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

FirstEnergy Corp., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the United States. The company operates through Regulated Distribution, Regulated Transmission, and Competitive Energy Services segments. It owns and operates coal-fired, nuclear, hydroelectric, oil and natural gas, wind, and solar power generating facilities. The company also provides energy-related products and services to retail and wholesale customers. It operates 24,211 pole miles of overhead and underground transmission lines; and electric distribution systems, including 268,682 miles of overhead pole line and underground conduit carrying primary, secondary, and street lighting circuits; as well as owns substations with a total installed transformer capacity of approximately 154,612,802 kilovolt-amperes. The company serves approximately six million customers within 65,000 square miles in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. FirstEnergy Corp. was founded in 1996 and is based in Akron, Ohio.

Synchrony Financial (SYF) saw its value decrease by -0.78% as the stock dropped $-0.28 to finish the day at a closing price of $35.77. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $23.25-$38.06 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $35.38 to $35.88 during the day, are up by 23.32% in the past three months and up by 29.96% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.73% below its 20 day moving average and -0.74% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $42.82 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 46.42. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Synchrony Financial operates as a consumer financial services company in the United States. The company offers private label credit cards, dual cards, and small and medium-sized business credit products; and promotional financing for consumer purchases, such as private label credit cards and installment loans. It also provides promotional financing to consumers for elective healthcare procedures or services, such as dental, veterinary, cosmetic, vision, and audiology; debt cancellation products; and deposit products, including certificates of deposit, individual retirement, money market, and savings accounts, as well as accepts deposits through third-party securities brokerage firms. The company offers its credit products through programs established with a group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations, and healthcare service providers; and deposit products through multiple channels, including online, print, and radio advertising. Synchrony Financial was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. Synchrony Financial operates independently of GE Consumer Finance, Inc. as of November 17, 2015.

 

Trader’s Round Up: Synergy Resources Corporation (SYRG), WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (WETF), Real Goods Solar, Inc. (RGSE)

Synergy Resources Corporation (SYRG) retreated with the stock falling -2.85% or $-0.25 to close at $8.51 on active trading volume of 4.17M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.7M. The Denver Colorado 80202 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 55.86% up for the period and down by -4.49% so far this year. With price target of $10.57 and a 69.86% rebound from 52-week low, Synergy Resources Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Synergy Resources Corporation engages in the acquisition, development, exploitation, exploration, and production of oil and natural gas properties primarily located in the Denver-Julesburg Basin in Colorado. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 349,000 net acres under lease, which are located in the Wattenberg Field of the Denver-Julesburg Basin; and operated 369 net producing wells. It also has mineral assets in Yuma and Washington Counties, Colorado. Synergy Resources Corporation is based in Denver, Colorado.

WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (WETF) dropped $-0.29 to close the day at a new closing price of $8.71, a -3.22% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 8.88% above its 52 week low of $8. A total of 4.08M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.64M. The stock, which fluctuated between $8.53 and $8.94 during the day, currently situated -36.52% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -21.95% in the past one month and up by 3.69% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $10.42 and RSI of 25.32, the stock still has upside potential, making it a buy for now.

WisdomTree Investments, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an exchange-traded funds (ETFs) sponsor and asset manager. It offers ETFs in equities, currency, fixed income, and alternatives asset classes. The company also licenses its indexes to third parties for proprietary products, as well as offers a platform to promote the use of WisdomTree ETFs in 401(k) plans. It develops index using its fundamentally weighted index methodology. In addition, the company provides investment advisory services. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in New York, New York.

Real Goods Solar, Inc. (RGSE) shares were down in last trading by -23.51% to $2.18. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -25.6% over the past week and grew 766.45% in the past month. It is currently trading 163.39% above its 50 day moving average and -44.27% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -87.61% decrease in value from its one year high of $17.6. The RSI indicator value of 55.07, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Real Goods Solar, Inc. operates as a residential and commercial solar energy engineering, procurement, and construction company in the United States. It operates in three segments: Residential, Sunetric, and Other. The company offers solar energy services, including design, procurement, permitting, build-out, grid connection, financing referrals, and warranty and customer satisfaction. It installs residential solar energy systems up to 15 kilowatts (kW) in size; and small commercial solar energy systems up to 500 kW in size for various industries, such as retail, manufacturing, service, and municipal services. The company markets its products and services through an outside sales team, e-sales, and inside sales, customer referral programs, and alliances and channel partnerships, as well as online. Real Goods Solar, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

 

Stocks Roundup: Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (DPS), Northern Trust Corporation (NTRS), Workday, Inc. (WDAY)

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (DPS) grew with the stock adding 0.22% or $0.2 to close at $92.78 on light trading volume of 1.05M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.38M. The Plano Texas 75024 based company operating under the Beverages – Soft Drinks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 5.15% up for the period and up by 2.33% so far this year. With price target of $94.25 and a 15.17% rebound from 52-week low, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. operates as a brand owner, manufacturer, and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The company operates through three segments: Beverage Concentrates, Packaged Beverages, and Latin America Beverages. It offers flavored carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and non-carbonated beverages (NCBs), including ready-to-drink teas, juices, juice drinks, water, and mixers, as well as manufactures and sells Mott’s apple sauces. The company sells its flavored CSD products primarily under the Dr Pepper, Canada Dry, 7UP, A&W, Crush, Sunkist soda, Schweppes, Squirt, and RC Cola brands; and NCB products primarily under the Hawaiian Punch, Snapple, Mott’s, and Clamato brands. It serves bottlers, distributors, and retailers. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

Northern Trust Corporation (NTRS) had a light trading with around 1.05M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.45M. The stock traded between $83.21 and $84.16 before closing at the price of $84 with -0.43% change on the day. The Chicago Illinois 60603 based company is currently trading 57.7% above its 52 week low of $54.38 and -7.83% below its 52 week high of $91.14. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $89.31 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Northern Trust Corporation, a financial holding company, provides asset servicing, fund administration, asset management, fiduciary, and banking solutions for corporations, institutions, families, and individuals worldwide. It operates through two segments, Corporate & Institutional Services (C&IS) and Wealth Management. The C&IS segment offers asset servicing and related services, including global custody, fund administration, investment operations outsourcing, investment management, investment risk and analytical services, employee benefit services, securities lending, foreign exchange, treasury management, brokerage services, transition management services, banking, and cash management services. This segment provides services to corporate and public retirement funds, foundations, endowments, fund managers, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, and other institutional investors. The Wealth Management segment offers trust, investment management, custody, and philanthropic services; financial consulting; guardianship and estate administration; family business consulting; family financial education; brokerage services; and private and business banking. This segment serves high-net-worth individuals and families, business owners, executives, professionals, retirees, and established privately-held businesses. The company also provides asset management services, such as active, passive, and engineered equity; active and passive fixed income; cash management; alternative asset classes comprising private equity and hedge funds of funds; and multi-manager advisory services and products through separately managed accounts, bank common and collective funds, registered investment companies, exchange traded funds, non-U.S. collective investment funds, and unregistered private investment funds. In addition, it offers overlay services and other risk management services. Northern Trust Corporation was founded in 1889 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Workday, Inc. (WDAY) saw its value decrease by -0.29% as the stock dropped $-0.25 to finish the day at a closing price of $85.8. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $47.88-$93.35 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $85.71 to $87 during the day, are up by 0.25% in the past three months and up by 3.31% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.07% above its 20 day moving average and 12.42% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $82.37 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 69.64.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Workday, Inc. provides enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources in the United States and internationally. It offers applications for customers to manage critical business functions that enable them to optimize their financial and human capital resources. The company provides Workday Financial Management application that provides functions of general ledger, accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, asset management, employee expense management, revenue management, projects, procurement, inventory, and grants management. It also provides Workday Human Capital Management application that includes human resources management comprising workforce lifecycle management, organization management, compensation, absence, and employee benefits administration; and global talent management consisting of goal management, performance management, succession planning, and career and development planning. In addition, the company offers Workday Recruiting, an application that supports the needs of candidates, hiring managers, the interview team, and recruiters; Workday Payroll application that address the enterprise payroll needs; Workday Time Tracking application that automates workforce management processes; and Workday Professional Services Automation application. Further, it offers Workday Insight Applications that leverage advanced data science and machine learning methodologies to help customers make smarter financial and workforce decisions; and Workday Student, a student and faculty lifecycle information system. The company serves technology, financial services, business and professional services, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, retail and hospitality, education, and government and non-profit industries. The company was formerly known as North Tahoe Power Tools, Inc. and changed its name to Workday, Inc. in July 2005. Workday, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, California.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Monsanto Company (MON), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL), Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO)

Monsanto Company (MON) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.21% or $-0.23 to close the day at $107.34 on light trading volume of 1.49M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.95M. The St. Louis Missouri 63167 based company has been outperforming the agricultural chemicals group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 19.67%, compared to the industry which has advanced 23.98% over the same period. With RSI of 46.78, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $120.5, making it a hold for now.

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces row crop seeds, including corn, soybean, cotton, and canola seeds under the DEKALB, Channel, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands; and vegetable seeds, such as tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, squash, beans, broccoli, onions, lettuce, and others under the Seminis and De Ruiter brands. It also develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds in corn, soybean, cotton, and canola crops under the SmartStax, YieldGard, YieldGard VT Triple, VT Triple PRO, and VT Double PRO brands; Intacta RR2 PRO brand; Bollgard and Bollgard II brands; Roundup Ready, Roundup Ready 2 Yield, and Genuity brands; and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and Bollgard II XtendFlex brands. This segment also licenses a range of germplasm and trait technologies to large and small seed companies. The Agricultural Productivity segment manufactures and sells herbicides for agricultural, industrial, ornamental, turf, and residential lawn and garden applications for weed control, as well as for control of preemergent annual grass and small seeded broadleaf weeds in corn and other crops under the Roundup and Harness brands. The company markets its products through distributors, independent retailers and dealers, agricultural cooperatives, plant raisers, and agents, as well as directly to farmers. Monsanto Company has a collaborative agreement with Novozymes to discover, develop, and produce microbial solutions. The company was formerly known as Monsanto Ag Company and changed its name to Monsanto Company in March 2000. Monsanto Company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) retreated with the stock falling -0.06% or $-0.06 to close at $94.97 on light trading volume of 1.49M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.85M. The Miami Florida 33132 based company operating under the Resorts & Casinos industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 42.79% up for the period and up by 15.76% so far this year. With price target of $105.41 and a 51.26% rebound from 52-week low, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. operates as a cruise company. The company operates cruises under the Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises, CDF Croisières de France, and TUI Cruises brand names. The Royal Caribbean International brand provides cruise itineraries ranging from 2 to 24 nights with options for onboard dining, entertainment, and other onboard activities to various destinations. The Celebrity Cruises brand offers cruise itineraries ranging from 2 to 18 nights to various destinations; and operates onboard upscale ships that offer accommodations, fine dining, personalized services, and spa facilities. The Azamara Club Cruises brand offers cruise itineraries ranging from 3 to 20 nights that serve the up-market segment of the North American, the United Kingdom, and Australian markets. The Pullmantur brand provides cruise itineraries ranging from 2 to 15 nights with food and entertainment options for families and couples. The CDF Croisières de France brand offers seasonal itineraries to the Mediterranean, Europe, and Caribbean markets. The TUI Cruises brand provides onboard activities, services, shore excursions, and menu offerings for the German cruise market. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 44 ships with itineraries ranging from 2 to 24 nights on approximately 490 destinations worldwide. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.32% or $0.49 to close the day at $153.5 on lower than average trading volume of 1.47M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.09M. The Waltham Massachusetts 02451 based company has been outperforming the medical laboratories & research companies by 1.16% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 8.79% YTD, versus the medical laboratories & research industry which is up 6.74% for the same period. The RSI of 67.79 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. provides analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and consumables, software, and services for research, manufacturing, analysis, discovery, and diagnostics worldwide. Its Life Sciences Solutions segment offers reagents, instruments, and consumables used in biological and medical research, discovery, and production of new drugs and vaccines, as well as diagnosis of diseases. This segment serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agricultural, clinical, academic, and government markets. The company’s Analytical Instruments segment provides instruments, consumables, software, and services for applications in the laboratory, on the production line, and in the field. This segment serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic, government, environmental, and other research and industrial markets, as well as clinical laboratories. Its Specialty Diagnostics segment offers liquid, ready-to-use, and lyophilized immunodiagnostic reagent kits, calibrators, controls, and calibration verification fluids; blood-test systems to support the clinical diagnosis and monitoring of allergy, asthma, and autoimmune diseases; dehydrated and prepared culture media, collection and transport systems, instrumentation, and consumables; products for cancer diagnosis and medical research in histology, cytology, and hematology; and human leukocyte antigen typing and testing for the organ transplant market. This segment serves healthcare, clinical, pharmaceutical, industrial, and food safety laboratories. The company’s Laboratory Products and Services segment offers sample preparation, storage, and preservation equipment; controlled temperature technology products; centrifugation products and biological safety cabinets; water analysis instruments and laboratory equipment; laboratory consumables; chemicals; research and safety market channel services; and biopharma services. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

 

3 Notable Runners: Phillips 66 (PSX), The Boeing Company (BA), Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR)

Phillips 66 (PSX) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.39% or $0.31 to close the day at $78.86 on higher than average trading volume of 3.04M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.32M. The Houston Texas 77042 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas refining & marketing companies by -0.702% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -8.74% YTD, versus the oil & gas refining & marketing industry which is down -2.35% for the same period. The RSI of 29.02 indicates the stock is oversold at the current levels, buy for now.

Phillips 66 operates as an energy manufacturing and logistics company. It operates through four segments: Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties (M&S). The Midstream segment gathers, processes, transports, and markets natural gas; and transports, fractionates, and markets natural gas liquids in the United States. This segment also transports crude oil and other feedstocks to its refineries and other locations, as well as delivers refined and specialty products, and provides terminaling and storage services for crude oil and petroleum products. The Chemicals segment manufactures and markets ethylene and other olefin products; aromatics products, such as benzene, styrene, paraxylene, and cyclohexane, as well as polystyrene and styrene-butadiene copolymers; and various specialty chemical products, including organosulfur chemicals, solvents, catalysts, drilling chemicals, and mining chemicals. The Refining segment buys, sells, and refines crude oil and other feedstocks into petroleum products comprising gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels at 14 refineries primarily in the United States and Europe. The M&S segment purchases for resale and markets refined petroleum products consisting of gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels in the United States and Europe. It also manufactures and sells specialty products, such as petroleum coke, waxes, solvents, and polypropylene. In addition, this segment is involved in the generation of electricity. Phillips 66 was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

The Boeing Company (BA) had a light trading with around 3.04M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.38M. The stock traded between $163.69 and $165.24 before closing at the price of $163.81 with -1.62% change on the day. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company is currently trading 64.34% above its 52 week low of $102.1 and -3.64% below its 52 week high of $170. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 55.36 and $171.7 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, services, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Military Aircraft, Network & Space Systems, Global Services & Support, and Boeing Capital. The Commercial Airplanes segment develops, produces, and markets commercial jet aircraft for various passenger and cargo requirements, as well as provides related support services to the commercial airline industry. This segment also offers aviation services support, aircraft modifications, spare parts, training, maintenance documents, and technical advice to commercial and government customers. The Boeing Military Aircraft segment is involved in the research, development, production, and modification of manned and unmanned military aircraft and weapons systems for the global strike, vertical lift, and autonomous systems, as well as mobility, surveillance, and engagement. The Network & Space Systems segment engages in the research, development, production, and modification of electronics and information solutions; strategic missile and defense systems; space and intelligence systems; and space exploration products. The Global Services and Support segment offers integrated logistics, including supply chain management and engineering support; maintenance, modification, and upgrades for aircraft; and training systems and government services, such as pilot and maintenance training. The Boeing Capital segment facilitates, arranges, structures, and provides financing solutions, such as equipment under operating leases, finance leases, notes and other receivables, assets held for sale or re-lease, and investments. The Boeing Company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) traded within a range of $27.02 to $27.26 after opening the day at $27.2. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -3.61% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.15% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $27.24 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -6.74% below its 52 week high of $29.21 and 29.66% above its 12-month low of $21.17. The shares are up by over 7.27% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 43.96 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Juniper Networks, Inc. designs, develops, and sells network products and services worldwide. It offers various routing products, including ACX series universal access routers to deploy new high-bandwidth services; MX series Ethernet routers that functions as a universal edge platform; M series edge routers; PTX series packet transport routers; T series routers; and NorthStar controllers. The company also provides various switching products comprising EX series Ethernet switches to address the access, aggregation, and core layer switching requirements of micro branch, branch office, and campus and data center environments; QFX series of core, spine, and top-of-rack data center switches; and OCX1100, an open networking switch. In addition, it offers security products, such as SRX series services gateways for the data centers; Branch SRX family that includes SRX300 Series and SRX1500, which provides integrated firewall capabilities; vSRX Virtual Firewall that delivers various features of physical firewalls; Spotlight Secure Threat Intelligence Platform, a threat intelligence platform that aggregates threat feeds from various sources; and Sky Advanced Threat Prevention, a cloud-based service for static and dynamic analysis. Further, the company offers Junos OS, a network operating system; Junos Space, a network management platform for creating network management applications that include network director, services activation director, security director, edge services director, service now, and service insight; and Contrail networking and cloud platform solutions. Additionally, it provides technical support and professional services, as well as education and training programs. The company sells its products through direct sales, distributors, value-added resellers, and original equipment manufacturer partners to end-users in the service provider and enterprise markets. Juniper Networks, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

 

Momentum Stocks: Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), Equity Residential (EQR), Vulcan Materials Company (VMC)

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) grew with the stock adding 0.39% or $0.2 to close at $52.14 on light trading volume of 2.91M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.94M. The Las Vegas Nevada 89109 based company operating under the Resorts & Casinos industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 39.07% up for the period and down by -2.38% so far this year. With price target of $60.59 and a 41.07% rebound from 52-week low, Las Vegas Sands Corp. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the People’s Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The company also owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, and Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip; Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Its integrated resorts include accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and other amenities. Las Vegas Sands Corp. was founded in 1988 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Equity Residential (EQR) had a active trading with around 2.9M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.32M. The stock traded between $60.65 and $61.8 before closing at the price of $61.42 with 1.25% change on the day. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company is currently trading 6.37% above its 52 week low of $58.28 and -12.73% below its 52 week high of $76.15. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $64.83 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise 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.

Vulcan Materials Company (VMC) saw its value decrease by -1.24% as the stock dropped $-1.51 to finish the day at a closing price of $120.29. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $88.83-$138.18 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $118.57 to $122.98 during the day, are up by 1.76% in the past three months and up by 0.93% over the past six months. It is currently trading -6.1% below its 20 day moving average and -5.28% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $138.58 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 33.32.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Vulcan Materials Company produces and sells construction aggregates, asphalt mix, and ready-mixed concrete primarily in the United States. It operates through four segments: Aggregates, Asphalt Mix, Concrete, and Calcium. The Aggregates segment offers crushed stone, sand and gravel, sand, and other aggregates, as well as related products and services. This segment’s aggregates are used in publicly funded construction, such as highways, airports, and government buildings; and sold to federal, state, county, or municipal governments/agencies. The Asphalt Mix segment offers asphalt mix in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas. The Concrete segment produces and sells ready-mixed concrete in Arizona, Georgia, Maryland, New Mexico, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C., and the Bahamas. The Calcium segment mines, produces, and sells calcium products for the animal feed, paint, plastics, water treatment, and joint compound industries. The company was formerly known as Virginia Holdco, Inc. Vulcan Materials Company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Stocks To Track: The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), PG&E Corporation (PCG)

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) climbed 0.9% during last trading as the stock added $1.23 to finish the day at $137.88 with about 2.88M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.87M. The $168.77B market cap company, which fluctuated between $136.82 and $137.91 during the day, currently situated 28.46% above its 52 week low of $112.22 and -1.07% away from its one year high of $139.37. The RSI of 58.22 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (DIFM), and professional customers. The company offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its DIFM customers through third-party installers. It primarily serves home owners; and renovators/remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, installers, small business owners, and tradesmen. The company also sells its products through online. As of December 31, 2015, it had 2,274 stores, including 1,977 in the United States, 182 in Canada, and 115 in Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) gained $7.21 to close the day at a new closing price of $819.71, a 0.89% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 72.93% above its 52 week low of $484. A total of 2.85M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.13M. The stock, which fluctuated between $812.5 and $821.48 during the day, currently situated -3.25% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.86% in the past one month and up by 4.43% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $929.1 and RSI of 55.14, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the retail sale of consumer products in North America and internationally. It operates through the North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) segments. The company sells merchandise and content purchased for resale from vendors, as well as those offered by third-party sellers through retail Websites, such as amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.com.mx, amazon.com.au, amazon.com.br, amazon.cn, amazon.fr, amazon.de, amazon.in, amazon.it, amazon.co.jp, amazon.nl, amazon.es, and amazon.co.uk. It also manufactures and sells electronic devices, including kindle e-readers, fire tablets, fire TVs, and echo, as well as fire phones; and provides Kindle Direct Publishing, an online platform that allows independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store. In addition, the company offers programs that enable sellers to sell their products on its Websites, as well as their own branded Websites; and programs that allow authors, musicians, filmmakers, app developers, and others to publish and sell content. Further, it offers compute, storage, database, and other AWS services, as well as fulfillment, publishing, digital content subscriptions, advertising, and co-branded credit card agreements services. Additionally, the company offers Amazon Prime, an annual membership program, which provides free shipping of various items; access to unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes; and other services. It serves consumers, sellers, developers, enterprises, and content creators. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

PG&E Corporation (PCG) had a active trading with around 2.83M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.18M. The stock traded between $62.44 and $63.62 before closing at the price of $63.17 with 2.17% change on the day. The San Francisco California 94177 based company is currently trading 19.72% above its 52 week low of $54.45 and -1.91% below its 52 week high of $65.43. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 66.83 and $65.84 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

PG&E Corporation, through its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, transmits, delivers, and sells electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers primarily in northern and central California. The company’s electricity distribution network consists of approximately 142,000 circuit miles of distribution lines, 58 transmission switching substations, and 603 distribution substations; and electricity transmission network comprises approximately 18,400 circuit miles of interconnected transmission lines and 91 electric transmission substations. Its natural gas system consists of approximately 42,800 miles of distribution pipelines, approximately 6,700 miles of backbone and local transmission pipelines, and various storage facilities. The company operates various electricity generation facilities, such as nuclear, hydroelectric, fossil fuel-fired, and photovoltaic. PG&E Corporation was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.