Equities Trend Analysis: American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP), Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP), Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)

American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) grew with the stock adding 0.65% or $0.41 to close at $63.7 on light trading volume of 1.89M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.37M. The Columbus Ohio 43215 based company operating under the Electric Utilities industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 5.69% up for the period and up by 2.12% so far this year. With price target of $67.03 and a 11.06% rebound from 52-week low, American Electric Power Company, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) had a active trading with around 1.86M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.54M. The stock traded between $98.52 and $100.33 before closing at the price of $99.8 with 0.78% change on the day. The Denver Colorado 80202 based company is currently trading 21.62% above its 52 week low of $84.24 and -10.68% below its 52 week high of $112.19. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $118.45 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Molson Coors Brewing Company manufactures and sells beer and other beverage products in the United States, Canada, Europe, and internationally. It sells various products under the Coors Light, Miller Lite, Coors Banquet, the Blue Moon Brewing Company brands, the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company brands, Keystone, Icehouse, Mickey’s, Miller 64, Miller Genuine Draft, Miller High Life, Milwaukee’s Best, Hamm’s, Olde English 800, Steel Reserve, Crispin, Smith & Forge, Redd’s, the Henry’s Hard Soda, and Steel Reserve Alloy Series brands. The company also offers various brands, including Molson Canadian, Belgian Moon, Carling, Carling Black Label, Creemore Springs, the Granville Island, Mad Jack, the Miller, Molson Canadian 67, Molson Canadian Cider, Molson Dry, Molson Export, Old Style Pilsner, and the Rickard’s family of brands. In addition, it provides its products under the Staropramen, Apatinsko, Astika, Bergenbier, Borsodi, Branik, Jelen, Kamenitza, Niksicko, Noroc, Ostravar, Ozujsko, Sharp’s Doom Bar, Worthington’s, Cobra, and other brand names. Further, the company imports and sells Hop Valley, Revolver, Saint Archer, Terrapin, Grolsch, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell, Desperados, Dos Equis, Moretti, Sol, Tecate, Carling Strong, Coors, Coors 1873, Coors Extra, Coors Gold, Iceberg 9000, King Cobra, Thunderbolt, and Zima brand products. Additionally, it brews or distributes various brands, such as Amstel Light, Heineken, Murphy’s, Newcastle Brown Ale, Strongbow cider, Beck’s, Belle-Vue Kriek brands, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Lowenbrau, Löwenweisse, Spaten and Stella Artois, Corona Extra, Rekorderlig, Singha, Blue Moon, Corona, Miller High Life, Molson Canadian, and other Modelo brands, as well as George Killian’s Irish Red, the Redd’s, and Foster’s brands. The company was formerly known as Adolph Coors Company and changed its name to Molson Coors Brewing Company in February 2005. The Company was founded in 1786 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) saw its value increase by 0.91% as the stock gained $0.64 to finish the day at a closing price of $70.84. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $26.91-$71.79 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $70.29 to $70.93 during the day, are up by 16.06% in the past three months and up by 55.71% over the past six months. It is currently trading 7.99% above its 20 day moving average and 13.33% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $70.33 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 72.38.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Computer Sciences Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides information technology services and solutions primarily in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. It operates through two segments, Global Business Services (GBS) and Global Infrastructure Services (GIS). The GBS segment offers technology solutions comprising consulting, applications services, and software. This segment also provides applications services, which optimize and modernize clients’ business and technical environments that enable clients to capitalize on emerging services, such as cloud, mobility, and big data within new commercial models, including the ‘as a Service’ and digital economies; consulting services, which help organizations innovate, transform, and create sustainable competitive advantage; and vertically aligned software solutions and process-based intellectual property power mission-critical transaction engines in insurance, banking, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, and other diversified industries. The GIS segment offers managed and virtual desktop, unified communications and collaboration, data center management, cyber security, and compute and managed storage solutions to commercial clients. This segment also provides next-generation cloud offerings consisting of Infrastructure as a Service, private cloud solutions, CloudMail, and Storage as a Service. The company has a strategic partnership with HCL Technologies to create an applications modernization delivery network. Computer Sciences Corporation was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Tysons, Virginia.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Textron Inc. (TXT), Biogen Inc. (BIIB), Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK)

Textron Inc. (TXT) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.31% or $-0.15 to close the day at $49.01 on active trading volume of 1.84M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.74M. The Providence Rhode Island 02903 based company has been outperforming the aerospace/defense – major diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 45.51%, compared to the industry which has advanced 31.99% over the same period. With RSI of 54.39, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $52.33, making it a hold for now.

Textron Inc. operates in the aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses worldwide. It operates through five segments: Textron Aviation, Bell, Textron Systems, Industrial, and Finance. The Textron Aviation segment manufactures and sells business jets, turboprop aircraft, piston engine aircraft, and military trainer and defense aircraft; and commercial parts, as well as provides maintenance, inspection, and repair services. The Bell segment provides military and commercial helicopters, tiltrotor aircraft, and related spare parts and services. The Textron Systems segment produces unmanned aircraft systems; smart weapons, airborne and ground-based sensors and surveillance systems, and protection systems; armored vehicles, turrets, and related subsystems, as well as marine craft; test equipment and electronic warfare test, and training solutions; piston aircraft engines; and intelligence software solutions. This segment also designs, develops, manufactures, installs, and maintains full flight simulators, as well as offers training services. The Industrial segment offers blow-molded plastic fuel systems, windshield and headlamp washer systems, catalytic reduction systems, and engine camshafts, as well as plastic bottles and containers; golf cars, off-road utility and light transportation vehicles, aviation ground support equipment, professional turf-maintenance equipment, and turf-care vehicles; and powered equipment, electrical test and measurement instruments, mechanical and hydraulic tools, cable connectors, fiber optic assemblies, underground and aerial transmission and distribution products, and power utility products used in the construction, maintenance, telecommunications, data communications, electrical, utility, and plumbing industries. The Finance segment provides financing to purchase new and pre-owned aircrafts and helicopters. Textron Inc. was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.

Biogen Inc. (BIIB) retreated with the stock falling -0.86% or $-2.51 to close at $290.13 on active trading volume of 1.83M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.82M. The Cambridge Massachusetts 02142 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 12% up for the period and up by 2.31% so far this year. With price target of $319.98 and a 30.09% rebound from 52-week low, Biogen Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Biogen Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers therapies for the treatment of neurological and autoimmune diseases worldwide. The company offers TECFIDERA, AVONEX, PLEGRIDY, TYSABRI, ZINBRYTA, and FAMPYRA to treat multiple sclerosis (MS); FUMADERM for the treatment of plaque psoriasis; and SPINRAZA to treat spinal muscular atrophy. It also provides BENEPALI, an etanercept biosimilar referencing ENBREL; FLIXABI, an infliximab biosimilar referencing REMICADE; RITUXAN for the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and other conditions; GAZYVA to treat CLL and follicular lymphoma; and other potential anti-CD20 therapies. The company’s Phase III clinical trial products comprise GAZYVA for the treatment of front-line indolent non-hodgkin’s lymphoma; and Aducanumab and E2609 for Alzheimer’s disease. Its Phase II clinical trial products include BIIB074 for trigeminal neuralgia, lumbosacral radiculopathy, and erythromelalgia; BAN2401 for Alzheimer’s disease; Opicinumab (anti-LINGO-1) for MS; TYSABRI for acute ischemic stroke; rAAV-XLRS for X-linked juvenile retinoschisis; BG00011 (STX-100) for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; and Dapirolizumab pegol and BIIB059 (Anti-BDCA02) for lupus. The company’s Phase I clinical trial products comprise BIIB061 for MS; BIIB054 for Parkinson’s disease; BIIB067 (IONIS-SOD1Rx) for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; and BIIB068 (BTK Inhibitor) for autoimmune disease. It has collaboration agreements with AbbVie, Inc.; Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.; Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation; Eisai Co., Ltd.; Genentech, Inc.; Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Samsung Bioepis; and University of Pennsylvania. Biogen Inc. offers products through its sales force and marketing groups. The company was formerly known as Biogen Idec Inc. and changed its name to Biogen Inc. in March 2015. Biogen Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.92% or $0.78 to close the day at $85.14 on lower than average trading volume of 1.83M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.39M. The San Rafael California 94903 based company has been outperforming the technical & system software companies by 13.1874% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 15.04% YTD, versus the technical & system software industry which is up 9.54% for the same period. The RSI of 63.45 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Autodesk, Inc. operates as a design software and services company worldwide. The company’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction segment offers Autodesk Building Design Suites to manage various phases of design and construction; Autodesk Revit products that offer model-based design and documentation systems; Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suites; AutoCAD Civil 3D, a surveying, design, analysis, and documentation solution; and AutoCAD Map 3D software for infrastructure planning, design, and management. Its Platform Solutions and Emerging Business segment offers AutoCAD software, a professional design, drafting, detailing, and visualization software; and AutoCAD LT, a professional drafting and detailing software. The company’s Manufacturing segment provides Autodesk Product Design Suites for digital prototyping; Autodesk Inventor to go beyond 3D design to digital prototyping; AutoCAD Mechanical software to accelerate the mechanical design process; Autodesk Moldflow, an injection molding simulation software; Autodesk Delcam, a CAD and computer-aided manufacturing software; Autodesk PLM 360, a product lifecycle management application; and Autodesk Fusion 360, a product development environment. Its Media and Entertainment segment offers Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max software products that offer 3D modeling, animation, effects, rendering, and compositing solutions; and Autodesk Flame and Autodesk Lustre software applications that offer editing, finishing, and visual effects design and color grading solutions. Autodesk, Inc. sells consumer products for digital art, personal design and creativity, and home design in digital storefronts and over the Internet. It licenses or sells its products to customers in the architecture, engineering, and construction; manufacturing; and digital media, consumer, and entertainment industries directly, as well as through resellers and distributors. Autodesk, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Rafael, California.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: Symantec Corporation (SYMC), ConocoPhillips (COP), Chevron Corporation (CVX)

Symantec Corporation (SYMC) traded within a range of $27.97 to $28.63 after opening the day at $28.29. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 19.48% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.18% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $28.47 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -2.74% below its 52 week high of $29.35 and 88.87% above its 12-month low of $16.14. The shares are up by over 18.23% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 70.15 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Symantec Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides cybersecurity solutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Consumer Security and Enterprise Security. The Consumer Security segment offers Norton-branded services that provide multi-layer security and identity protection on desktop and mobile operating systems to defend against online threats to individuals, families, and small businesses. Its Norton Security products help customers protect against complex threats and address the need for identity protection, while also managing mobile and digital data, such as personal financial records, photos, music, and videos. The Enterprise Security segment provides threat protection products, information protection products, cyber security services, and Website security offerings. Its products protect customer data from threats, such as advanced protection threats, malicious spam and phishing attacks, malware, drive-by Website infections, hackers, and cyber criminals; prevent the loss of confidential data by insiders; and help customers achieve and maintain compliance with laws and regulations. This segment delivers its solutions through various methods, such as software, appliance, software-as-a-service, and managed services. The company serves individuals, households, and small businesses; small, medium, and large enterprises; and government and public sector customers. It markets and sells its products and related services through direct sales force, e-commerce platforms, distributors, direct marketers, Internet-based resellers, system builders, Internet service providers, wireless carriers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, and retail and online stores. Symantec Corporation was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

ConocoPhillips (COP) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -2.07% or $-1.02 to close the day at $48.34 on active trading volume of 9.68M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.85M. The Houston Texas 77079 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 46.75%, compared to the industry which has advanced 46% over the same period. With RSI of 41.31, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $57.77, making it a hold for now.

ConocoPhillips explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and natural gas liquids worldwide. Its portfolio includes resource-rich North American tight oil and oil sands assets; lower-risk legacy assets in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia; various international developments; and an inventory of conventional and unconventional exploration prospects. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Chevron Corporation (CVX) dropped $-1.89 to close the day at a new closing price of $110.68, a -1.68% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 39.03% above its 52 week low of $82.9. A total of 9.47M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.41M. The stock, which fluctuated between $110.43 and $112.99 during the day, currently situated -6.1% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.62% in the past one month and up by 3.58% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $126.25 and RSI of 38.61, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. The Upstream segment is involved in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas; processing, liquefaction, transportation, and regasification associated with liquefied natural gas; transportation of crude oil through pipelines; and transportation, storage, and marketing of natural gas, as well as operates a gas-to-liquids plant. The Downstream segment engages in refining crude oil into petroleum products; marketing crude oil and refined products; transporting crude oil and refined products through pipeline, marine vessel, motor equipment, and rail car; and manufacturing and marketing commodity petrochemicals, and fuel and lubricant additives, as well as plastics for industrial uses. It is also involved in the cash management and debt financing activities; corporate administrative operations; insurance operations; real estate activities; and technology businesses. Further, the company holds interests in power plants, as well as operates geothermal plants; and engages in the transportation of refined products primarily in the coastal waters of the United States. The company was formerly known as ChevronTexaco Corporation and changed its name to Chevron Corporation in 2005. Chevron Corporation was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in San Ramon, California.

 

Stocks To Watch: Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR), WEC Energy Group, Inc. (WEC), Waste Management, Inc. (WM)

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR) traded within a range of $102.82 to $105.59 after opening the day at $104.74. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.97% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.24% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $103.14 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -7.21% below its 52 week high of $113.21 and 39.18% above its 12-month low of $76.93. The shares are up by over 14.88% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 42.96 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

WEC Energy Group, Inc. (WEC) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.79% or $0.45 to close the day at $57.48 on active trading volume of 2.26M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.58M. The Milwaukee Wisconsin 53203 based company has been outperforming the electric utilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 5.01%, compared to the industry which has advanced 9.24% over the same period. With RSI of 49.27, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $59.5, making it a hold for now.

WEC Energy Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, generates and distributes electric energy. The company operates through Wisconsin, Illinois, Other States, electric transmission, and We Power, Corporate and Other segments. It generates electricity from coal, natural gas, oil, hydroelectric, wind, and biomass. The company provides electric utility services to customers in the mining, paper, foundry, food products, and machinery production industries, as well as to health services, governmental, and large retail chains. It also provides retail natural gas distribution services in the state of Wisconsin, as well as transports customer-owned natural gas; and generates, distributes, and sells steam. The company serves approximately 1.6 million electric customers and 2.8 million natural gas customers. In addition, it invests in and develops real estate, including business parks and other commercial real estate projects primarily in southeastern Wisconsin. The company was formerly known as Wisconsin Energy Corporation and changed its name to WEC Energy Group, Inc. in June 2015. WEC Energy Group, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Waste Management, Inc. (WM) dropped $-0.17 to close the day at a new closing price of $71.18, a -0.24% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 35.23% above its 52 week low of $54.86. A total of 2.25M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.65M. The stock, which fluctuated between $69.55 and $71.23 during the day, currently situated -0.84% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.28% in the past one month and up by 4.29% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $73 and RSI of 67.46, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

 

Stocks in Focus: Ameren Corporation (AEE), Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX), Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

Ameren Corporation (AEE) had a active trading with around 2.25M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.24M. The stock traded between $52 and $53.08 before closing at the price of $52.94 with 0.76% change on the day. The St. Louis Missouri 63103 based company is currently trading 22.08% above its 52 week low of $45.1 and -0.86% below its 52 week high of $54.08. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 57.05 and $52.36 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Ameren Corporation operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The company engages in the rate-regulated electric generation, transmission, and distribution in Missouri; and rate-regulated natural gas transmission and distribution businesses in Illinois. It primarily generates electricity through coal, solar, nuclear power, natural gas, methane gas, hydroelectric power, and oil resources. The company serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers. As of February 19, 2016, it had a generating capacity of approximately 10,200 megawatts; and served 2.4 million electric customers and approximately 900,000 natural gas customers. The company was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.17% or $0.69 to close the day at $59.61 on light trading volume of 2.23M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.88M. The San Jose California 95124 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – integrated circuits group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 28.48%, compared to the industry which has advanced 47% over the same period. With RSI of 58.87, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $59.79, making it a hold for now.

Xilinx, Inc. designs and develops programmable devices and associated technologies worldwide. Its programmable devices comprise integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), such as programmable system on chips, and three dimensional ICs; software design tools to program the PLDs; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards; and intellectual property (IP). The company also offers development boards; development kits, including hardware, design tools, IP, and reference designs that are designed to streamline and accelerate the development of domain-specific and market-specific applications; and configuration products, such as one-time programmable and in-system programmable storage devices to configure field programmable gate arrays. In addition, it provides design services, customer training, field engineering, and technical support. The company offers its products to electronic equipment manufacturers in end markets, such as wired and wireless communications, industrial, scientific and medical, aerospace and defense, audio, video and broadcast, consumer, automotive, and test and measurement. Xilinx, Inc. sells its products through a network of independent distributors; and through direct sales to original equipment manufacturers and electronic manufacturing service providers by a network of independent sales representative firms and by a direct sales management organization. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) shares were up in last trading by 0.43% to $175.75. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.8% over the past week and grew 7.28% in the past month. It is currently trading 8.07% above its 50 day moving average and 12.51% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a 0.43% increase in value from its one year high of $175.83. The RSI indicator value of 77.77, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. It offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The company provides dry and packaged foods, and groceries; snack foods, candies, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, and garden and patio; meat, bakery, deli, and produces; and apparel and small appliances. It also operates gas stations, pharmacies, optical dispensing centers, food courts, and hearing-aid centers; and engages in the travel businesses. In addition, the company provides gold star individual and business membership services. As of August 28, 2016, it operated 715 warehouses, including 501 warehouses in the United States, Washington, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico; 91 in Canada; 36 in Mexico; 28 in the United Kingdom; 25 in Japan; 12 in Korea; 12 in Taiwan; 8 in Australia; and 2 in Spain. Further, the company sells its products through online. The company was formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc. Costco Wholesale Corporation was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.

 

Stocks Under Consideration: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD), United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL), Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS)

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD) retreated with the stock falling -0.35% or $-0.15 to close at $43.27 on light trading volume of 2.2M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.69M. The Omaha Nebraska 68154 based company operating under the Investment Brokerage – National industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 59.61% up for the period and down by -0.37% so far this year. With price target of $48.96 and a 66.54% rebound from 52-week low, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) had a light trading with around 2.2M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.54M. The stock traded between $75.1 and $76.3 before closing at the price of $75.67 with -0.11% change on the day. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company is currently trading 102.27% above its 52 week low of $37.41 and -1.47% below its 52 week high of $76.8. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $85.44 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

United Continental Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides air transportation services in North America, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company transports people and cargo through its mainline and regional operations. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 1,236 aircraft. United Continental Holdings, Inc. also sells fuel; and offers catering, ground handling, and maintenance services for third parties. The company was formerly known as UAL Corporation and changed its name to United Continental Holdings, Inc. in October 2010. United Continental Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS) saw its value decrease by -0.27% as the stock dropped $-0.22 to finish the day at a closing price of $79.94. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $67.11-$95.9 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $79.46 to $80.74 during the day, are down by -7.1% in the past three months and down by -8.1% over the past six months. It is currently trading -4.81% below its 20 day moving average and -9.07% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $84.7 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 40.75.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Citrix Systems, Inc. develops and sells products and services that enable delivery of applications and data over public, private, or hybrid clouds or networks to various types of devices. The company’s Enterprise and Service Provider segment provides XenDesktop, a desktop virtualization system that gives customers the flexibility to deliver desktops and applications as cloud services; XenApp that allows Windows applications to be delivered as cloud services to Android and iOS mobile devices, Macs, PCs, and thin clients; XenMobile Enterprise to manage mobile devices, apps, and data; Citrix Workspace Suite, a business mobility solution; and NetScaler, an all-in-one application delivery controller. Its Mobility Apps segment provides GoToMeeting for online meetings, sales demonstrations, and collaborative gatherings; GoToWebinar, a do-it-yourself Webinar product; GoToTraining, an online training product; OpenVoice, a reservation-less audio conferencing service; and Grasshopper, a cloud-based telephony solutions for small businesses. This division also provides ShareFile, a cloud-based file sharing and storage solution for businesses; GoToMyPC, an online service that enables mobile workstyles by providing remote access to a PC or Mac from virtually Internet-connected computer, as well as from supported iOS or Android mobile devices; and GoToAssist, which offers cloud-based information technology support solutions. In addition, it offers license updates and maintenance services, including subscription, technical support, and hardware and software maintenance services; and consulting, and product training and certification services. Citrix Systems, Inc. markets and licenses its products through systems integrators, resellers, distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and service providers, as well as directly to customers worldwide. The company, formerly known as Citrus Systems, Inc., was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 

Stocks Under Review: Invesco Ltd. (IVZ), Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC), Nucor Corporation (NUE)

Invesco Ltd. (IVZ) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.49% or $-0.16 to close the day at $32.55 on light trading volume of 2.19M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.2M. The  based company has been outperforming the asset management group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 24.9%, compared to the industry which has advanced 32.79% over the same period. With RSI of 66.49, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $33.09, making it a hold for now.

Invesco Ltd. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm provides its services to retail clients, institutional clients, high-net worth clients, public entities, corporations, unions, non-profit organizations, endowments, foundations, pension funds, financial institutions, and sovereign wealth funds. It manages separate client-focused equity and fixed income portfolios. The firm also launches equity, fixed income, commodity, multi-asset, and balanced mutual funds for its clients. It launches equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and balanced exchange-traded funds. The firm also launches and manages private funds. It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. The firm also invests in alternative markets, such as commodities and currencies. For the equity portion of its portfolio, it invests in growth and value stocks of large-cap, mid-cap, and small-cap companies. For the fixed income portion of its portfolio, the firm invests in convertibles, government bonds, municipal bonds, treasury securities, and cash. It also invests in short term and intermediate term bonds, investment grade and high yield bonds, taxable and tax-free bonds, senior secured loans, and structured securities such as asset-backed securities, mortgage-backed securities, and commercial mortgage-backed securities. The firm employs absolute return, global macro, and long/short strategies. It employs quantitative analysis to make its investments. The firm was formerly known as Invesco Plc, AMVESCAP plc, Amvesco plc, Invesco PLC, Invesco MIM, and H. Lotery & Co. Ltd. Invesco Ltd. was founded in December 1935 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia with an additional office in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) grew with the stock adding 0.87% or $0.63 to close at $73.26 on active trading volume of 2.17M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.02M. The New York New York 10036 based company operating under the Insurance Brokers industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 30.03% up for the period and up by 8.93% so far this year. With price target of $75.06 and a 32.9% rebound from 52-week low, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Nucor Corporation (NUE) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.41% or $-0.26 to close the day at $63.61 on lower than average trading volume of 2.17M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.23M. The Charlotte North Carolina 28211 based company has been outperforming the steel & iron companies by 5.9433% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 6.87% YTD, versus the steel & iron industry which is up 13.44% for the same period. The RSI of 63.31 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Nucor Corporation manufactures and sells steel and steel products in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Steel Mills, Steel Products, and Raw Materials. The Steel Mills segment produces and distributes hot-rolled, cold-rolled, and galvanized sheet steel products; plate steel products; structural steel products comprising wide-flange beams, beam blanks, H-pilings, and sheet pilings; and bar steel products, such as blooms, billets, concrete reinforcing bars, merchant bars, and special bar quality products. This segment sells its products to steel service centers, fabricators, and manufacturers in automotive, energy, agricultural, heavy equipment, and transportation sectors. The Steel Products segment offers steel joists and joist girders, steel decks, fabricated concrete reinforcing and cold finished steel products, steel fasteners, metal building systems, steel gratings, and wire and wire mesh products to general contractors, fabricators, distributors, and manufacturers. Its products are used by contractors in constructing highways, bridges, reservoirs, utilities, hospitals, schools, airports, stadiums, and high-rise buildings. The Raw Materials segment produces direct reduced iron (DRI); brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron, hot briquetted iron, and DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal, as well as holds working interest in natural gas drilling programs. This segment sells its ferrous scrap to electric arc furnace steel mills and foundries for use in manufacturing process; and nonferrous scrap metal to aluminum can producers, secondary aluminum smelters, steel mills, and other processors and consumers of various nonferrous metals. The company offers its products through its in-house sales forces, as well as internal distribution and trading companies. Nucor Corporation was founded in 1940 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

Stocks In Queue: 3M Company (MMM), Bunge Limited (BG), Lincoln National Corporation (LNC)

3M Company (MMM) climbed 0.94% during last trading as the stock added $1.71 to finish the day at $183.41 with about 2.16M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.88M. The $110.08B market cap company, which fluctuated between $181.62 and $183.46 during the day, currently situated 22.49% above its 52 week low of $153.64 and 0.87% away from its one year high of $183.46. The RSI of 76.64 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

3M Company operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. The company’s Industrial segment offers tapes; coated, non-woven, and bonded abrasives; adhesives; advanced ceramics; sealants; specialty materials; separation and purification products; closure systems for personal hygiene products; acoustic systems products; automotive components; and abrasion-resistant films, and paint finishing and detailing products. Its Safety and Graphics Business segment provides personal protection products, traffic safety and security products, commercial graphics systems, commercial cleaning and protection products, floor matting, roofing granules for asphalt shingles, and fall protection products. The company’s Health Care segment offers medical and surgical supplies, skin health and infection prevention products, inhalation and transdermal drug delivery systems, dental and orthodontic products, health information systems, and food safety products. Its Electronics and Energy segment provides optical films; packaging and interconnection devices; insulating and splicing solutions; touch screens and touch monitors; renewable energy component solutions; and infrastructure protection products. The company’s Consumer segment offers sponges, scouring pads, high-performance cloths, repositionable notes, indexing systems, home improvement and care products, protective materials, and consumer and office tapes and adhesives. The company serves automotive, electronics and energy, appliance, paper and printing, packaging, food and beverage, construction, medical clinics and hospitals, pharmaceuticals, dental and orthodontic practitioners, health information systems, food manufacturing and testing, consumer and office retail, office business to business, home improvement, drug and pharmacy retail, and other markets directly, as well as through wholesalers, retailers, jobbers, distributors, and dealers. The company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Bunge Limited (BG) gained $0.23 to close the day at a new closing price of $75.37, a 0.31% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 58.57% above its 52 week low of $48.74. A total of 2.16M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 928.80K. The stock, which fluctuated between $75.36 and $76.53 during the day, currently situated 0.12% above its 52 week high. The stock is up by 9.89% in the past one month and up by 12.12% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $77.88 and RSI of 74.14, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Bunge Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an agribusiness and food company worldwide. It operates through five segments: Agribusiness, Edible Oil Products, Milling Products, Sugar and Bioenergy, and Fertilizer. The Agribusiness segment engages in the purchase, storage, transport, processing, and sale of agricultural commodities and commodity products, such as oilseeds and grains, including soybeans, rapeseed, canola, sunflower seeds, wheat, and corn to animal feed manufacturers, livestock producers, wheat and corn millers, and other oilseed processors, as well as third-party edible oil processing companies, and biodiesel industries. The Edible Oil Products segment provides packaged and bulk oils, shortenings, margarines, mayonnaise, sauces, pastes, condiments, and seasonings to baked goods companies, snack food producers, restaurant chains, food service distributors, and other food manufacturers, as well as grocery chains, wholesalers, distributors, and other retailers. The Milling Products segment produces and sells various wheat flours and bakery mixes; and corn milling products, including dry-milled corn meals, flours, flaking and brewer’s grits, soy-fortified corn meals, corn-soy blend products, and other products, as well as sells rice products. The Sugar and Bioenergy segment produces and sells sugar and ethanol; trades and merchandises sugar; and generates electricity from burning sugarcane bagasse. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had a total installed capacity of approximately 322 megawatts. The Fertilizer segment produces, blends, and distributes nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium fertilizers comprising phosphate-based liquid and solid nitrogen fertilizers; single super phosphate; and ammonia, urea, ammonium thiosulfate, monoammonium phosphate, diammonium phosphate, triple supersphosphate, UAN, ammonium sulfate, and potassium chloride products. Bunge Limited was founded in 1818 and is headquartered in White Plains, New York.

Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) had a active trading with around 2.16M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.53M. The stock traded between $72.01 and $73.31 before closing at the price of $72.66 with -0.57% change on the day. The Radnor Pennsylvania 19087 based company is currently trading 126% above its 52 week low of $34.16 and -0.66% below its 52 week high of $73.31. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 67.46 and $73.17 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Lincoln National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the United States. It operates through four segments: Annuities, Retirement Plan Services, Life Insurance, and Group Protection. The company sells a range of wealth protection, accumulation, and retirement income products and solutions. Its products include fixed and indexed annuities, variable annuities, universal life insurance (UL), variable universal life insurance (VUL), linked-benefit UL, term life insurance, indexed universal life insurance, and employer-sponsored retirement plans and services, as well as group life, disability, and dental products. Lincoln National Corporation also provides various plan investment vehicles, including individual and group variable annuities, group fixed annuities, and mutual fund-based programs; single and survivorship versions of UL and VUL, including corporate-owned UL and VUL, and bank-owned UL and VUL insurance products; and group non-medical insurance products, principally term life, universal life, disability, dental, vision, accident, and critical illness insurance to the employer market place through various forms of contributory and non-contributory plans. The company distributes its products through consultants, brokers, planners, agents, financial advisors, third-party administrators, and other intermediaries. Lincoln National Corporation was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Mastercard Incorporated (MA), Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT), Anthem, Inc. (ANTM)

Mastercard Incorporated (MA) saw its value decrease by -0.33% as the stock dropped $-0.36 to finish the day at a closing price of $109.3. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $84.59-$111.07 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $108.89 to $110.2 during the day, are up by 6.88% in the past three months and up by 14.79% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.15% above its 20 day moving average and 2.83% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $121.93 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 62.06.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

MasterCard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services. The company also offers value-added services, such as loyalty and reward programs, and information and consulting services. In addition, it provides cross-border and domestic processing services; and issuer and acquirer processing solutions, and payment and mobile gateways. Further, the company offers various payment products and solutions for cardholders, merchants, financial institutions, and governments; programs that enable issuers to provide consumers with cards to defer payments; payment products and solutions that allow its customers to access funds in deposit and other accounts; prepaid payment programs and management services; and commercial payment products and solutions. Additionally, it provides products and services to prevent, detect, and respond to fraud and ensure the safety of transactions. The company offers payment solutions and services under the MasterCard, Maestro, and Cirrus brands. MasterCard Incorporated was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT) shares were down in last trading by -0.33% to $57.33. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.52% over the past week and fell -2.57% in the past month. It is currently trading -0.9% below its 50 day moving average and 8.52% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.66% decrease in value from its one year high of $60.12. The RSI indicator value of 39.12, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Level 3 Communications, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a facilities-based provider of a range of integrated communications services. It operates through North America, EMEA, and Latin America segments. The company offers Internet protocol (IP) and data services comprising Internet services, virtual private network, Ethernet, content delivery network, media delivery, Vyvx broadcast, managed, cloud and IT, and cloud connect services, as well as Communications as a Service. It also provides transport and fiber services comprising wavelengths, private lines, transoceanic services, and dark fiber, as well as related professional services; local and enterprise voice services, including Voice over Internet Protocol services and traditional circuit-switch based services; collaboration services, such as audio, Web, and video collaboration services; colocation and data center services comprising cloud, hosting, and application management solutions; and security services for mobile users or remote offices, governance, risk management, and compliance. In addition, the company provides wholesale voice services, including voice termination and toll free services. It primarily serves various types of customers, such as enterprises, content, government, and wholesale. The company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.

Anthem, Inc. (ANTM) traded within a range of $160.29 to $164.14 after opening the day at $161.99. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 13.91% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.66% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $163.77 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -1.27% below its 52 week high of $165.88 and 43.25% above its 12-month low of $114.85. The shares are up by over 18.86% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 70.82 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Anthem, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a health benefits company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Commercial and Specialty Business, Government Business, and Other. The company offers a spectrum of network-based managed care health benefit plans to large and small employer, individual, Medicaid, and Medicare markets. Its managed care plans include preferred provider organizations; health maintenance organizations; point-of-service plans; traditional indemnity plans and other hybrid plans, such as consumer-driven health plans; and hospital only and limited benefit products. The company also provides a range of managed care services to self-funded customers, including claims processing, underwriting, stop loss insurance, actuarial services, provider network access, medical cost management, disease management, wellness programs, and other administrative services. In addition, it offers an array of specialty and other insurance products and services, such as dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits, radiology benefit management, and analytics-driven personal health care guidance; and Medicare administrative services. Further, the company provides services to the federal government in connection with the federal Employee Program; and operates as a licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. As of October 26, 2016, it served 73 million medical members through its affiliated companies. The company was formerly known as WellPoint, Inc. and changed its name to Anthem, Inc. in December 2014. Anthem, Inc. was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Stocks on Trader’s Radar: Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR), Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL), Expedia, Inc. (EXPE)

Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.22% or $-0.72 to close the day at $324.46 on active trading volume of 2.05M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.69M. The Stamford Connecticut 06901 based company has been outperforming the catv systems group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 88.71%, compared to the industry which has advanced 25.08% over the same period. With RSI of 61.46, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $0, making it a hold for now.

Charter Communications, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides cable services in the United States. The company offers various entertainment, information, and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers. Its video service offerings include a package of basic video programming, video on demand, subscription on demand, pay-per-view, high definition television, digital video recorder, Spectrum TV app on mobile devices, Spectrum TV app on immobile devices, and Spectrum guide services. The company also provides Internet services, such as residential Internet services; Charter.net, an Internet portal that provides multiple e-mail addresses; and Charter Security Suite that protects computers from viruses and spyware, as well as offers parental control features. In addition, it offers voice communications services using voice over Internet protocol technology; and broadband communications solutions, such as Internet access, data networking, fiber connectivity, video entertainment, and business telephone services to cellular towers and office buildings for business and carrier organizations. Further, the company sells local advertising on digital advertising networks and satellite-delivered networks. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 6.7 million residential, and small and medium business customers; approximately 4.3 million residential video customers; approximately 5.2 million residential Internet customers; approximately 2.6 million residential voice service customers; and approximately 671,000 small and medium business primary service units (PSUs) and 30,000 enterprise PSUs. Charter Communications, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) climbed 0.67% during last trading as the stock added $0.28 to finish the day at $41.89 with about 2.01M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.37M. The $21.19B market cap company, which fluctuated between $41.58 and $41.92 during the day, currently situated 13.16% above its 52 week low of $38 and -6.23% away from its one year high of $45.42. The RSI of 59.57 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the United States. It operates through Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility, and All Other segments. The company generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, oil and refuse, and wind energy sources. It also purchases, transports, distributes, and sells natural gas. In addition, the company develops and leases natural gas pipelines, and storage and compression facilities; and invests in rental housing projects. It serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the portions of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. Xcel Energy Inc. was founded in 1909 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Expedia, Inc. (EXPE) saw its value decrease by -0.85% as the stock dropped $-1.03 to finish the day at a closing price of $119.85. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $96.58-$133.55 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $119.65 to $121.42 during the day, are down by -2.99% in the past three months and up by 4.3% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.04% below its 20 day moving average and 0.79% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $140.43 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 47.69. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Expedia, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Core OTA, Trivago, Egencia, and HomeAway. It facilitates the booking of hotel rooms, airline seats, car rentals, and destination services from its travel suppliers; and acts as an agent in the transactions. The company serves leisure and corporate travelers, offline retail travel agents, and travel service providers through Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, Wotif.com, Wotif.co.nz, lastminute.com.au, lastminute.com.nz, travel.com.au, CarRentals.com, and Orbitz.com Websites; and Travelocity, HomeAway, Egencia, trivago, Classic Vacations, Expedia Local Expert, and Expedia CruiseShipCenters brands, as well as Expedia Affiliate Network. It also engages in advertising and media business. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.