3 Notable Runners: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), Medtronic plc (MDT), TechnipFMC plc (FTI)

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.05% or $-0.03 to close the day at $58.1 on lower than average trading volume of 4.16M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.36M. The Teaneck New Jersey 07666 based company has been outperforming the business software & services companies by 7.1588% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 3.69% YTD, versus the business software & services industry which is up 3.99% for the same period. The RSI of 61.2 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Medtronic plc (MDT) had a light trading with around 4.15M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.67M. The stock traded between $77.16 and $78 before closing at the price of $77.99 with 0.37% change on the day. The Dublin Dublin 2 based company is currently trading 12.46% above its 52 week low of $69.35 and -12.11% below its 52 week high of $89.27. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 70.04 and $84.54 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

Medtronic plc manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. The company’s Cardiac and Vascular Group segment offers pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices, AF products, diagnostics and monitoring devices, and remote monitoring and patient-centered software; and heart valves, percutaneous coronary intervention stent products, surgical valve replacement and repair products, endovascular stent grafts, peripheral vascular intervention products, and products to treat superficial and deep venous diseases. Its Minimally Invasive Therapies Group segment provides gastrointestinal diagnostics, ablation, and interventional lung solutions; stapling, vessel sealing, and other surgical instruments; sutures; electrosurgery products; hernia mechanical devices; mesh implants; products for patient monitoring and recovery; sensors; monitors; compression and dialysis, enteral feeding, and wound care products; and operating room supplies, electrodes, needles, syringes, and sharps disposals. The company’s Restorative Therapies Group segment offers products for various areas of the spine; bone graft substitutes; biologic products; trauma, implantable neurostimulation therapies, and drug delivery systems for the treatment of chronic pain, movement disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, overactive bladder, urinary retention, fecal incontinence, and gastroparesis; products to treat conditions of the ear, nose, throat, and neurological disorders; systems that incorporate advanced energy surgical instruments; products for haemostatic sealing of soft tissue and bone; and image-guided surgery and intra-operative imaging systems. Its Diabetes Group segment provides insulin pumps and consumables; continuous glucose monitoring systems; and Web-based therapy management software solutions. It serves hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients. Medtronic plc was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

TechnipFMC plc (FTI) traded within a range of $32.28 to $32.78 after opening the day at $32.44. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -8.58% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.61% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $32.48 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -12.43% below its 52 week high of $37.09 and 40.97% above its 12-month low of $23.27. The shares are down by over -8.25% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 43.25 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

Stocks in Review: Hess Corporation (HES), BB&T Corporation (BBT), Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM)

Hess Corporation (HES) traded within a range of $50.86 to $51.62 after opening the day at $51.4. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -17.64% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.49% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $51.3 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -21.44% below its 52 week high of $65.56 and 30.83% above its 12-month low of $38.5. The shares are up by over 1.81% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 27.32 is bullish. They are not pointing to a rebound in the stock. We should get in as it looks to have found a bottom.

Hess Corporation, an exploration and production company, develops, produces, purchases, transports, and sells crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas. The company operates in two segments, Exploration and Production, and Bakken Midstream. It is also involved in crude oil and natural gas gathering, processing of natural gas and the fractionation of natural gas liquids, transportation of crude oil by rail car, terminating and loading crude oil and natural gas liquids, and the storage and terminating of propane primarily in the Bakken shale play of North Dakota. The company operates primarily in the United States, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea, the Joint Development Area of Malaysia/Thailand, Malaysia, and Norway. As of December 31, 2015, it had total proved reserves of 1,086 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

BB&T Corporation (BBT) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.54% or $-0.26 to close the day at $48 on light trading volume of 3.94M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.82M. The Winston-Salem North Carolina 27101 based company has been outperforming the regional – southeast banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 53.36%, compared to the industry which has advanced 66.09% over the same period. With RSI of 64.48, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $48.52, making it a hold for now.

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

Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM) gained $0.09 to close the day at a new closing price of $24.23, a 0.37% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 0.87% above its 52 week low of $24.02. A total of 3.92M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.31M. The stock, which fluctuated between $24.1 and $24.53 during the day, currently situated -23.34% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -4.98% in the past one month and down by -6.03% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $27.53 and RSI of 39.75, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Kimco Realty Corporation is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across North America. It is primarily engaged in acquisitions, development, and management of neighborhood and community shopping centers. The firm also provides property management services relating to the management, leasing, operation, and maintenance of real estate properties. Kimco Realty Corporation was formed in 1966 and is based in New Hyde Park, New York with additional office all across North America.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Aetna Inc. (AET), Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN), FirstEnergy Corp. (FE)

Aetna Inc. (AET) had a active trading with around 3.82M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.11M. The stock traded between $127.38 and $129.62 before closing at the price of $129.49 with 0.82% change on the day. The Hartford Connecticut 06156 based company is currently trading 31.12% above its 52 week low of $102.52 and -4.94% below its 52 week high of $136.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 69.82 and $139.56 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.66% or $-0.43 to close the day at $64.9 on light trading volume of 3.81M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.87M. The Springdale Arkansas 72762 based company has been outperforming the meat products group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 4.16%, compared to the industry which has dropped -1.32% over the same period. With RSI of 56.77, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $70.33, making it a hold for now.

Tyson Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Prepared Foods. The company raises and processes chickens into fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products; processes live fed cattle and live market hogs; and fabricates dressed beef and pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts, as well as case ready beef and pork, and fully-cooked meats. It also supplies poultry breeding stock; sells allied products, such as hide and meats; and manufactures and markets frozen and refrigerated food products, including pepperoni, bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, pizza crusts and toppings, flour and corn tortilla products, desserts, appetizers, snacks, prepared meals, ethnic foods, soups, sauces, side dishes, meat dishes, breadsticks, and processed meats. Tyson Foods, Inc. offers its products primarily under the Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park, Van’s, Sara Lee, Chef Pierre, Wright, Aidells, State Fair, Gallo Salame, and Golden Island brands. The company sells its products through its sales staff to grocery retailers, grocery wholesalers, meat distributors, warehouse club stores, military commissaries, industrial food processing companies, chain restaurants or their distributors, live markets, international export companies, and domestic distributors, as well as through independent brokers and trading companies. Tyson Foods, Inc. was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas.

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) shares were up in last trading by 0.72% to $30.62. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.48% over the past week and grew 0.76% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.06% above its 50 day moving average and -4.14% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -13.46% decrease in value from its one year high of $36.6. The RSI indicator value of 57.38, lead us to believe that it is a 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.

 

Momentum Stocks: Coach, Inc. (COH), T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS), The Mosaic Company (MOS)

Coach, Inc. (COH) retreated with the stock falling -0.5% or $-0.19 to close at $37.96 on active trading volume of 3.79M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.29M. The New York New York 10001 based company operating under the Textile – Apparel Footwear & Accessories industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 8.27% up for the period and up by 8.4% so far this year. With price target of $42.77 and a 13.1% rebound from 52-week low, Coach, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Coach, Inc. provides luxury accessories and lifestyle brands. It offers handbags, money pieces, wristlets and cosmetic cases, key rings, and charms for women; and business cases, computer bags, messenger-style bags, backpacks, totes, wallets, card cases, belts, time management, electronic accessories, and ready-to-wear for men. The company also provides footwear; seasonal lifestyle apparel collections, including outerwear and ready-to-wear, and cold weather accessories, such as gloves, scarves, and hats; jewelry consisting of bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings made with sterling silver, leather, and non-precious metals; sunglasses; watches; and fragrances comprising eau de perfume sprays, eau de toilette sprays, purse sprays, and body lotions. In addition, it offers weekend and travel accessories, travel bags, and other lifestyle products. Further, the company holds licensing rights to market and distribute footwear, eyewear, watches, and fragrances under the Coach brand name. It markets its products to consumers through a network of company-operated stores, including Internet in North America; and Coach-operated stores and concession shop-in-shops in Japan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, South Korea, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. The company also sells its products to wholesale customers and distributors in approximately 55 countries. As of July 2, 2016, it operated 228 Coach retail stores and 204 Coach outlet leased stores; and 522 Coach-operated concession shop-in-shops within department stores, retail, and outlet stores, as well as 75 Stuart Weitzman stores. Coach, Inc. was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS) had a light trading with around 3.71M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.4M. The stock traded between $60.32 and $61.4 before closing at the price of $60.61 with -1.13% change on the day. The Bellevue Washington 98006 based company is currently trading 73.82% above its 52 week low of $34.87 and -4.82% below its 52 week high of $63.68. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $62.25 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

T-Mobile US, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides mobile communications services in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company offers voice, messaging, and data services to approximately 71 million customers 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 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. As of December 31, 2016, it had approximately 2,000 T-Mobile and MetroPCS retail locations, including stores and kiosks. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. T-Mobile US, Inc. is as a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom Holding B.V.

The Mosaic Company (MOS) saw its value decrease by -1.87% as the stock dropped $-0.63 to finish the day at a closing price of $33.15. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $22.77-$34.36 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $32.93 to $33.81 during the day, are up by 19.81% in the past three months and up by 21.59% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.1% above its 20 day moving average and 7.5% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $28.01 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 59.22.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

 

Stocks Buzz: Eli Lilly and Company (LLY), Synchrony Financial (SYF), Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD)

Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.26% or $-0.21 to close the day at $80.04 on light trading volume of 3.63M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.13M. The Indianapolis Indiana 46285 based company has been outperforming the drug manufacturers – major group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 11.84%, compared to the industry which has advanced 13.14% over the same period. With RSI of 72.6, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $86.35, making it 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.

Synchrony Financial (SYF) retreated with the stock falling -1.15% or $-0.43 to close at $36.85 on light trading volume of 3.62M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.13M. The Stamford Connecticut 06902 based company operating under the Credit Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 40.22% up for the period and up by 1.97% so far this year. With price target of $42.91 and a 60.55% rebound from 52-week low, Synchrony Financial has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.24% or $-0.07 to close the day at $28.87 on lower than average trading volume of 3.6M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.2M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas companies by 12.7969% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 6.77% YTD, versus the independent oil & gas industry which is down -3.29% for the same period. The RSI of 62.23 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, 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.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: McDonald’s Corporation (MCD), The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG), Allergan plc (AGN)

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) had a light trading with around 3.01M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.69M. The stock traded between $126.31 and $127.82 before closing at the price of $126.7 with 0.17% change on the day. The Oak Brook Illinois 60523 based company is currently trading 15.73% above its 52 week low of $110.33 and -1.77% below its 52 week high of $131.96. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 71.68 and $131.17 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

McDonald’s Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. The company’s restaurants offer various food products, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 36,525 restaurants, including 30,081 franchised restaurants comprising 21,147 franchised to conventional franchisees, 5,529 licensed to developmental licensees, and 3,405 licensed to foreign affiliates; and 6,444 company-operated restaurants. The company has strategic partnerships with CITIC Limited, CITIC Capital, and The Carlyle Group to expand its business in Mainland China and Hong Kong. McDonald’s Corporation was founded in 1940 and is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG) managed to rebound with the stock declining 0% or $0 to close the day at $48.6 on active trading volume of 3M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.5M. The Hartford Connecticut 06155 based company has been outperforming the property & casualty insurance group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 18.65%, compared to the industry which has advanced 27.04% over the same period. With RSI of 56.97, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $52.42, making it a hold for now.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and financial services to individual and business customers in the United States. It operates through six segments: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Property & Casualty Other Operations, Group Benefits, Mutual Funds, and Talcott Resolution. The Commercial Lines segment offers workers’ compensation, property, automobile, liability, umbrella, marine, and livestock insurance, as well as customized insurance products and services, including general liability, professional liability, bond, and specialty casualty coverages. The Personal Lines segment provides automobile, homeowners, and personal umbrella coverages to individuals. The Property & Casualty Other Operations segment manages property and casualty insurance. The Group Benefits segment offers group life, accident and disability coverage, and group retiree health to employer groups, associations, and affinity groups; and disability underwriting, administration, claims processing, and reinsurance to other insurers and self-funded employer plans. The Mutual Funds segment provides investment products for retail and retirement accounts; and investment-management and administrative services, such as product design, implementation, and oversight, as well as the runoff of the mutual funds supporting the company’s variable annuity products. The Talcott Resolution segment engages in the U.S. annuity, institutional, and private-placement life insurance businesses. It has a research partnership with UCLA Anderson Forecast to understand the critical economic issue and other trends affecting small business. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. was founded in 1810 and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.

Allergan plc (AGN) shares were down in last trading by -0.96% to $246.93. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.51% over the past week and grew 14.02% in the past month. It is currently trading 15.82% above its 50 day moving average and 8.92% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -18.05% decrease in value from its one year high of $301.32. The RSI indicator value of 78.81, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Allergan plc, a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes medical aesthetics, biosimilar, and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products worldwide. It operates through US Brands, US Medical Aesthetics, International Brands, and Anda Distribution segments. The company offers a portfolio of products that provide treatments for the central nervous system, gastroenterology, women’s health and urology, ophthalmology, neurosciences, medical aesthetics, liver disease, inflammation, fibrosis, and HIV, as well as dermatology and plastic surgery, and Alzheimer’s disease. It is also involved in developing ocular implants that reduce intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma; medical devices for the correction of prominent ears; and intranasal neurostimulation devices, as well as other dry eye products. In addition, it distributes generic and branded pharmaceutical products primarily to independent pharmacies, pharmacy chains, pharmacy buying groups, and physicians’ offices. Further, the company develops, processes, and markets tissue-based products for use in reconstructive, orthopedic, and urogynecologic surgical procedures to repair soft tissue defects. Allergan plc has a collaboration with T2 Biosystems to develop blood-based diagnostic panel for the detection of Gram-negative bacterial species. The company was formerly known as Actavis plc and changed its name to Allergan plc in June 2015. Allergan plc was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

 

Momentum Stocks: L Brands, Inc. (LB), Hologic, Inc. (HOLX), Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED)

L Brands, Inc. (LB) retreated with the stock falling -1.27% or $-0.74 to close at $57.48 on active trading volume of 2.97M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.5M. The Columbus Ohio 43230 based company operating under the Apparel Stores industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -28.81% down for the period and down by -11.79% so far this year. With price target of $68 and a 1.04% rebound from 52-week low, L Brands, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

L Brands, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of women’s intimate and other apparel, beauty and personal care products, and accessories. The company operates in three segments: Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, and Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works International. Its products include loungewear, bras, panties, swimwear, athletic attire, fragrances, shower gels and lotions, aromatherapy, soaps and sanitizers, home fragrances, handbags, jewelry, and personal care accessories. The company offers its products under the Victoria’s Secret, Pink, Bath & Body Works, La Senza, Henri Bendel, C.O. Bigelow, White Barn Candle Company, and other brand names. L Brands, Inc. sells its merchandise through company-owned specialty retail stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, which are primarily mall-based; through its Websites; and through franchises, licenses, and wholesale partners. As of January 31, 2016, the company operated 2,721 retail stores in the United States; 270 retail stores in Canada; and 14 retail stores in the United Kingdom. It also operated 221 La Senza stores in 29 countries; 125 Bath & Body Works stores in 30 countries; 19 Victoria’s Secret stores in 7 Middle Eastern countries; and 373 Victoria’s Secret Beauty and Accessories stores, and various small-format locations in approximately 75 countries. The company was formerly known as Limited Brands, Inc. and changed its name to L Brands, Inc. in March 2013. L Brands, Inc. was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

Hologic, Inc. (HOLX) had a active trading with around 2.96M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.48M. The stock traded between $39.31 and $39.83 before closing at the price of $39.53 with 0.33% change on the day. The Marlborough Massachusetts 01752 based company is currently trading 21.18% above its 52 week low of $32.64 and -4.15% below its 52 week high of $41.24. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $44.97 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

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

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED) saw its value increase by 0.8% as the stock gained $0.59 to finish the day at a closing price of $74.29. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $68.44-$81.88 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $73.53 to $74.49 during the day, are up by 6.25% in the past three months and down by -0.89% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.48% above its 20 day moving average and 2.39% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $72.7 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 58.61.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

Stocks To Track: International Paper Company (IP), D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI), Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

International Paper Company (IP) climbed 1.18% during last trading as the stock added $0.62 to finish the day at $53.38 with about 2.92M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.02M. The $21.65B market cap company, which fluctuated between $52.73 and $53.5 during the day, currently situated 66.05% above its 52 week low of $33.43 and -8.51% away from its one year high of $58.86. The RSI of 49.97 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The company operates through three segments: Industrial Packaging, Printing Papers, and Consumer Packaging. The Industrial Packaging segment manufactures containerboards, including linerboard, medium, whitetop, recycled linerboard, recycled medium, and saturating kraft. The Printing Papers segment produces printing and writing papers, such as uncoated papers for end use applications, including brochures, pamphlets, greeting cards, books, annual reports, and direct mail, as well as envelopes, tablets, business forms, and file folders. This segment sells uncoated papers under the Hammermill, Springhill, Williamsburg, Postmark, Accent, Great White, Chamex, Ballet, Rey, Pol, and Svetocopy brand names. It also produces pulp for manufacturing printing, writing, and specialty papers, as well as towels and tissues, filtration products, diapers, and sanitary napkins. The Consumer Packaging segment offers coated paperboards for various packaging and foodservice end uses, such as food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and tobacco products under the Everest, Fortress, and Starcote brand names. This segment also produces cups, lids, food containers, and plates. The company sells its packaging products, paper products, and other products directly to end users and converters, as well as through agents, resellers, and paper distributors. International Paper Company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) dropped $-0.33 to close the day at a new closing price of $30.43, a -1.07% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 26.95% above its 52 week low of $24.44. A total of 2.86M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.54M. The stock, which fluctuated between $30.36 and $30.9 during the day, currently situated -11.13% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 7.13% in the past one month and up by 8.23% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $34.53 and RSI of 57.56, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 26 states and 78 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America’s Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Regent Homes, Crown Communities, and Pacific Ridge Homes. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes; and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes, and condominiums. It is also involved in the origination and sale of mortgages; and provision of title insurance policies, and examination and closing services. The company primarily serves title insurance agents, homebuyers, and homebuilding customers. D.R. Horton, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) had a light trading with around 2.84M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.89M. The stock traded between $141.07 and $142.44 before closing at the price of $142.01 with -0.18% change on the day. The Los Gatos California 95032 based company is currently trading 68.06% above its 52 week low of $84.5 and -2.7% below its 52 week high of $145.95. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 59.5 and $147.18 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Netflix, Inc., an Internet television network, engages in the Internet delivery of television (TV) shows and movies on various Internet-connected screens. The company operates in three segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming, and Domestic DVD. It offers members with the ability to receive streaming content through a host of Internet-connected screens, including TVs, digital video players, television set-top boxes, and mobile devices. The company also provides DVDs-by-mail membership services. It serves approximately 93 million streaming members in 190 countries. Netflix, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Union Pacific Corporation (UNP), United Technologies Corporation (UTX), Apache Corporation (APA)

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) saw its value decrease by -0.36% as the stock dropped $-0.39 to finish the day at a closing price of $109.39. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $77.07-$111.38 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $108.5 to $110 during the day, are up by 11.03% in the past three months and up by 17.04% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.07% above its 20 day moving average and 3.47% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $112.82 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 60.92.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive products, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash. The company also provides transportation services for coal, petroleum coke, and biomass; industrial products consisting of construction products, minerals, consumer goods, metals, lumber, paper, and other miscellaneous products; and intermodal import and export container traffic. Its rail network includes 32,070 route miles linking the Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and Eastern United States gateways. Union Pacific Corporation was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

United Technologies Corporation (UTX) shares were up in last trading by 0.14% to $112.07. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.4% over the past week and grew 2.1% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.23% above its 50 day moving average and 7.88% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.08% decrease in value from its one year high of $112.83. The RSI indicator value of 62.8, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. Its Otis segment designs, manufactures, sells, and installs passenger and freight elevators, escalators, and moving walkways; and offers modernization products to upgrade elevators and escalators, as well as maintenance and repair services. The company’s UTC Climate, Controls & Security segment provides heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration solutions, such as controls for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation applications. This segment offers electronic security products, including intruder alarms, access control systems, and video surveillance systems; fire safety products; and design, installation, systems integration, repair, maintenance, monitoring, and inspection services. Its Pratt & Whitney segment supplies aircraft engines for commercial, military, business jet, and general aviation markets; and provides aftermarket maintenance, repair, and overhaul, as well as fleet management services. The company’s UTC Aerospace Systems segment provides electric power generation, power management, and distribution systems; air data and aircraft sensing systems; engine control, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; engine components; environmental control systems; fire and ice detection, and protection systems; propeller systems; engine nacelle systems; aircraft lighting and seating, and cargo systems; actuation and landing systems; space products and subsystems; and aftermarket services. United Technologies Corporation offers its services through manufacturers’ representatives, distributors, wholesalers, dealers, retail outlets, and sales representatives, as well as directly to customers. United Technologies Corporation was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut.

Apache Corporation (APA) traded within a range of $54.96 to $55.98 after opening the day at $55.77. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -12.6% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.61% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $55.25 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -19.61% below its 52 week high of $69 and 55.72% above its 12-month low of $36.09. The shares are down by over -12.49% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 25.26 is bullish. They are not pointing to a rebound in the stock. We should get in as it looks to have found a bottom.

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

 

Trader Alert: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG), Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) retreated with the stock falling -0.11% or $-0.1 to close at $87.85 on light trading volume of 2.74M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.89M. The Redwood City California 94065 based company operating under the Multimedia & Graphics Software industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 50.56% up for the period and up by 11.54% so far this year. With price target of $94.38 and a 51.2% rebound from 52-week low, Electronic Arts Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes games, content, and services for consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, and tablets worldwide. It develops and publishes digital interactive entertainment games primarily under the FIFA, Madden NFL, Star Wars, Battlefield, The Sims, Need for Speed, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Plants vs. Zombies, and Titanfall brand names. The company also offers casual games, such as cards, puzzles, and word games through its Pogo online service. Electronic Arts Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG) dropped $-0.01 to close the day at a new closing price of $39.93, a -0.03% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 27.35% above its 52 week low of $32.03. A total of 2.72M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.08M. The stock, which fluctuated between $39.74 and $40.29 during the day, currently situated -0.5% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.65% in the past one month and up by 12.05% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $41.33 and RSI of 68.29, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Conagra Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company in North America. It operates through five segments: Grocery & Snacks, Refrigerated & Frozen, International, Foodservice, and Commercial. The Grocery & Snacks segment primarily provides branded, shelf-stable food products in various retail channels in the United States. The Refrigerated & Frozen segment offers branded, temperature controlled food products in various retail channels in the United States. The International segment primarily provides branded food products, in various temperature states, in retail and foodservice channels outside of the United States. The Foodservice segment offers branded and customized food products, such as meals, entrees, prepared potatoes, sauces, and various custom-manufactured culinary products packaged for sale to restaurants and other foodservice establishments in the United States. The Commercial segment offers commercially branded and private label food and ingredients primarily to commercial, restaurant, foodservice, food manufacturing, and industrial customers. The company markets its products primarily under the Healthy Choice, Hunt’s, Slim Jim, Reddi-wip, Alexia, Blake’s, Frontera, Bertolli, P.F. Chang’s, and Marie Callender’s brands. The company was formerly known as ConAgra Foods, Inc. and changed its name to Conagra Brands, Inc. in November 2016. Conagra Brands, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) shares were up in last trading by 0.17% to $844.14. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.77% over the past week and grew 4.54% in the past month. It is currently trading 6.09% above its 50 day moving average and 10.11% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.36% decrease in value from its one year high of $847.21. The RSI indicator value of 66.2, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the retail sale of consumer products and subscriptions 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; and provides Kindle Direct Publishing, an online service 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 provides 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.