Investor’s Watch List: Prologis, Inc. (PLD), Centene Corporation (CNC), Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A)

Prologis, Inc. (PLD) had a light trading with around 2.59M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.69M. The stock traded between $49.45 and $50.44 before closing at the price of $50.12 with 1.44% change on the day. The San Francisco California 94111 based company is currently trading 43.44% above its 52 week low of $37.02 and -7.78% below its 52 week high of $54.87. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 47.38 and $15.46 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Prologis Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of industrial distribution and retail properties. It was previously known as Security Capital Investment Trust. Prologis Inc. was formed in 1991 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Denver, Colorado.

Centene Corporation (CNC) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.93% or $-1.38 to close the day at $70.07 on active trading volume of 2.57M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.74M. The St. Louis Missouri 63105 based company has been outperforming the health care plans group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 25.3%, compared to the industry which has advanced 15.75% over the same period. With RSI of 70.7, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $77.76, making it a hold for now.

Centene Corporation operates as a diversified and multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides programs and services to under-insured and uninsured individuals in the United States. It operates through two segments, Managed Care and Specialty Services. The Managed Care segment offers Medicaid and Medicaid-related health plan coverage to individuals through government subsidized programs, including Medicaid, the State children’s health insurance program, long-term care, foster care, and dual-eligible individual, as well as aged, blind, or disabled programs. Its health plans include primary and specialty physician care, inpatient and outpatient hospital care, emergency and urgent care, prenatal care, laboratory and x-ray services, home health and durable medical equipment, behavioral health and substance abuse, 24-hour nurse advice line, transportation assistance, vision care, dental care, immunizations, prescriptions and limited over-the-counter drugs, specialty pharmacy, therapies, social work services, and care coordination. The Specialty Services segment provides pharmacy benefits management services; health, triage, wellness, and disease management services; vision services; dental services; correctional healthcare services; in-home health services; and integrated long-term care services, as well as care management software that automate the clinical, administrative, and technical components of care management programs. This segment offers its services and products to state programs, healthcare organizations, employer groups, and other commercial organizations. The company provides its services through primary and specialty care physicians, hospitals, and ancillary providers. Centene Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) shares were down in last trading by -1.51% to $50.84. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.73% over the past week and grew 5.37% in the past month. It is currently trading 6.91% above its 50 day moving average and 10.77% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.93% decrease in value from its one year high of $51.84. The RSI indicator value of 64.22, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. Its Life Sciences and Applied Markets segment offers liquid chromatography systems and components; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry systems; gas chromatography systems and components; gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry instruments; laboratory software and informatics systems; laboratory automation and robotic systems; dissolution testing; vacuum pumps; and measurement technologies. The company’s Diagnostics and Genomics segment provides reagents, instruments, software, and consumables; arrays for DNA mutation detection, genotyping, gene copy number determination, identification of gene rearrangements, DNA methylation profiling, and gene expression profiling, as well as sequencing target enrichment services; and equipment focused on production of synthesized oligonucleotides for use as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Its Agilent CrossLab segment offers GC and LC columns, sample preparation products, custom chemistries, and various laboratory instrument supplies; and startup, operational, training, and compliance support, as well as asset management and consultation services. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales, electronic commerce, resellers, manufacturers’ representatives, and distributors. It has a collaboration agreement with University of Leuven to focus on detecting genetic abnormalities in cell-free DNA and embryo biopsies. Agilent Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

 

Stocks Alert: Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A), Mastercard Incorporated (MA), Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX)

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) retreated with the stock falling -0.22% or $-0.11 to close at $50.36 on active trading volume of 2.09M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.07M. The Santa Clara California 95051 based company operating under the Medical Laboratories & Research industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 44.1% up for the period and up by 10.54% so far this year. With price target of $52.03 and a 46.51% rebound from 52-week low, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. Its Life Sciences and Applied Markets segment offers liquid chromatography systems and components; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry systems; gas chromatography systems and components; gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry instruments; laboratory software and informatics systems; laboratory automation and robotic systems; dissolution testing; vacuum pumps; and measurement technologies. The company’s Diagnostics and Genomics segment provides reagents, instruments, software, and consumables; arrays for DNA mutation detection, genotyping, gene copy number determination, identification of gene rearrangements, DNA methylation profiling, and gene expression profiling, as well as sequencing target enrichment services; and equipment focused on production of synthesized oligonucleotides for use as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Its Agilent CrossLab segment offers GC and LC columns, sample preparation products, custom chemistries, and various laboratory instrument supplies; and startup, operational, training, and compliance support, as well as asset management and consultation services. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales, electronic commerce, resellers, manufacturers’ representatives, and distributors. It has a collaboration agreement with University of Leuven to focus on detecting genetic abnormalities in cell-free DNA and embryo biopsies. Agilent Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Mastercard Incorporated (MA) dropped $-0.03 to close the day at a new closing price of $107.27, a -0.03% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 35.21% above its 52 week low of $84.59. A total of 2.08M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.77M. The stock, which fluctuated between $107.2 and $107.64 during the day, currently situated -3.42% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.5% in the past one month and up by 1.23% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $121.93 and RSI of 51.9, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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.

Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX) shares were up in last trading by 0.12% to $58.01. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.21% over the past week and fell -0.27% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.66% above its 50 day moving average and 13.6% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.26% decrease in value from its one year high of $62.24. The RSI indicator value of 52.23, lead us to believe that it is 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.

 

Trader’s Round Up: Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A), Cummins Inc. (CMI), Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) grew with the stock adding 0.58% or $0.29 to close at $49.93 on active trading volume of 2.1M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.09M. The Santa Clara California 95051 based company operating under the Medical Laboratories & Research industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 42.71% up for the period and up by 9.59% so far this year. With price target of $52.03 and a 47.81% rebound from 52-week low, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. Its Life Sciences and Applied Markets segment offers liquid chromatography systems and components; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry systems; gas chromatography systems and components; gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry instruments; laboratory software and informatics systems; laboratory automation and robotic systems; dissolution testing; vacuum pumps; and measurement technologies. The company’s Diagnostics and Genomics segment provides reagents, instruments, software, and consumables; arrays for DNA mutation detection, genotyping, gene copy number determination, identification of gene rearrangements, DNA methylation profiling, and gene expression profiling, as well as sequencing target enrichment services; and equipment focused on production of synthesized oligonucleotides for use as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Its Agilent CrossLab segment offers GC and LC columns, sample preparation products, custom chemistries, and various laboratory instrument supplies; and startup, operational, training, and compliance support, as well as asset management and consultation services. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales, electronic commerce, resellers, manufacturers’ representatives, and distributors. It has a collaboration agreement with University of Leuven to focus on detecting genetic abnormalities in cell-free DNA and embryo biopsies. Agilent Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Cummins Inc. (CMI) dropped $-1.67 to close the day at a new closing price of $145.68, a -1.13% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 61.21% above its 52 week low of $93.27. A total of 2.1M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.52M. The stock, which fluctuated between $144.8 and $147.2 during the day, currently situated -3.11% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 6.01% in the past one month and up by 12.61% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $0 and RSI of 55.06, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines, and engine-related component products. It operates through four segments: Engine, Distribution, Components, and Power Generation. The Engine segment offers various diesel and natural gas powered engines under the Cummins and other customer brand names for the heavy-and medium-duty truck, bus, recreational vehicle, light-duty automotive, agricultural, construction, mining, marine, oil and gas, rail, and governmental equipment markets. This segment also provides new parts and services, as well as remanufactured parts and engines. The Distribution segment distributes parts and filtration products, engines, and power generation products, as well as offers service solutions, including maintenance contracts, engineering services, and integrated products. The Components segment provides emission solutions, including custom engineering systems and integrated controls, oxidation catalysts, particulate filters, oxides of nitrogen reduction systems, and engineered components; turbochargers for light-duty, mid-range, heavy-duty, and high-horsepower diesel markets; air and fuel filters, fuel water separators, lube and hydraulic filters, coolants, fuel additives, and other filtration systems; and fuel systems for heavy-duty on-highway diesel engine applications, as well as remanufactures fuel systems. The Power Generation segment designs and manufactures components that make up power generation systems, including controls, alternators, transfer switches, and switchgears, as well as offers power generation systems, components, and services. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and other customers worldwide. Cummins Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Columbus, Indiana.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) shares were up in last trading by 0.54% to $168.42. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 4.05% over the past week and grew 4.63% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.91% above its 50 day moving average and 7.99% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.38% decrease in value from its one year high of $169.59. The RSI indicator value of 65.46, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Eli Lilly and Company (LLY), PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL), Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A)

Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) saw its value increase by 3.12% as the stock gained $2.33 to finish the day at a closing price of $77.03. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $64.18-$83.79 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $74 to $77.28 during the day, are up by 4.03% in the past three months and down by -6.19% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.68% above its 20 day moving average and 5.66% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $85.76 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 62.85.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) shares were down in last trading by -0.2% to $39.78. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -5.2% over the past week and fell -0.45% in the past month. It is currently trading -1.08% below its 50 day moving average and 1.53% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -10.65% decrease in value from its one year high of $44.52. The RSI indicator value of 38.54, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) traded within a range of $48.01 to $49.15 after opening the day at $48.04. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 7.48% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.73% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $48.97 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -1.03% below its 52 week high of $49.48 and 44.97% above its 12-month low of $34.15. The shares are up by over 13.63% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 61.98 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. Its Life Sciences and Applied Markets segment offers liquid chromatography systems and components; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry systems; gas chromatography systems and components; gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry instruments; laboratory software and informatics systems; laboratory automation and robotic systems; dissolution testing; vacuum pumps; and measurement technologies. The company’s Diagnostics and Genomics segment provides reagents, instruments, software, and consumables; arrays for DNA mutation detection, genotyping, gene copy number determination, identification of gene rearrangements, DNA methylation profiling, and gene expression profiling, as well as sequencing target enrichment services; and equipment focused on production of synthesized oligonucleotides for use as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Its Agilent CrossLab segment offers GC and LC columns, sample preparation products, custom chemistries, and various laboratory instrument supplies; and startup, operational, training, and compliance support, as well as asset management and consultation services. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales, electronic commerce, resellers, manufacturers’ representatives, and distributors. It has a collaboration agreement with University of Leuven to focus on detecting genetic abnormalities in cell-free DNA and embryo biopsies. Agilent Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

 

Investor’s Watch List: Pepsico, Inc. (PEP), Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A), Dollar General Corporation (DG)

Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) had a light trading with around 3.09M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.41M. The stock traded between $104.54 and $105.19 before closing at the price of $104.61 with -0.1% change on the day. The Purchase New York 10577 based company is currently trading 12.73% above its 52 week low of $96.08 and -4.34% below its 52 week high of $110.94. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 59.18 and $115.25 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.24% or $1.06 to close the day at $48.41 on active trading volume of 3.07M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.14M. The Santa Clara California 95051 based company has been outperforming the medical laboratories & research group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 30.47%, compared to the industry which has advanced 14.78% over the same period. With RSI of 60.93, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $51.9, making it a hold for now.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. Its Life Sciences and Applied Markets segment offers liquid chromatography systems and components; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry systems; gas chromatography systems and components; gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry instruments; laboratory software and informatics systems; laboratory automation and robotic systems; dissolution testing; vacuum pumps; and measurement technologies. The company’s Diagnostics and Genomics segment provides reagents, instruments, software, and consumables; arrays for DNA mutation detection, genotyping, gene copy number determination, identification of gene rearrangements, DNA methylation profiling, and gene expression profiling, as well as sequencing target enrichment services; and equipment focused on production of synthesized oligonucleotides for use as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Its Agilent CrossLab segment offers GC and LC columns, sample preparation products, custom chemistries, and various laboratory instrument supplies; and startup, operational, training, and compliance support, as well as asset management and consultation services. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales, electronic commerce, resellers, manufacturers’ representatives, and distributors. It has a collaboration agreement with University of Leuven to focus on detecting genetic abnormalities in cell-free DNA and embryo biopsies. Agilent Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Dollar General Corporation (DG) shares were up in last trading by 0.29% to $71.96. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.66% over the past week and fell -3.23% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.39% below its 50 day moving average and -10.27% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -25.22% decrease in value from its one year high of $96.88. The RSI indicator value of 40.57, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. The company offers consumable products, including paper and cleaning products comprising paper towels, bath tissues, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, and laundry and other home cleaning supplies; packaged food products, such as cereals, canned soups and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar, and flour; perishables consisting of milk, eggs, bread, frozen meals, beer, and wine; snacks that comprise candies, cookies, crackers, salty snacks, and carbonated beverages; health and beauty products, such as over-the-counter medicines, as well as soap, body wash, shampoo, dental hygiene, and foot care products; pet products, which include pet supplies and pet food; and tobacco products. It also provides seasonal products, including decorations, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery products, prepaid phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware products, and automotive and home office supplies; and home products consisting of kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen products, beds, and bath soft goods. In addition, the company offers apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women, and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes, and accessories. As of August 13, 2016, it operated 13,000 stores located in 43 states. The company was formerly known as J.L. Turner & Son, Inc. and changed its name to Dollar General Corporation in 1968. Dollar General Corporation was founded in 1939 and is based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: V.F. Corporation (VFC), Duke Energy Corporation (DUK), Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A)

V.F. Corporation (VFC) traded within a range of $52 to $52.94 after opening the day at $52.04. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.26% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.11% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $52.68 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -19.71% below its 52 week high of $67.1 and 4.34% above its 12-month low of $50.49. The shares are down by over -2.92% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 45.59 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

V.F. Corporation engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products in the United States and Europe. The company primarily offers outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment, youth culture/action sports-inspired footwear, handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, accessories, surfing-inspired footwear, merino wool socks, women’s activewear, and travel accessories under the The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Kipling, Napapijri, Jansport, Reef, Smartwool, Eastpak, lucy, and Eagle Creek brands. It also provides denim, casual apparel, footwear, and accessories under the Wrangler, Lee, Lee Casuals, Riders by Lee, Rustler, Timber Creek by Wrangler, and Rock & Republic brands. In addition, the company offers occupational, protective occupational, athletic, licensed athletic, and licensed apparel products under the Red Kap, Bulwark, Horace Small, Majestic, MLB, NFL, and Harley-Davidson brands; sportswear apparel, luggage, and accessories under the Nautica brand; and handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, and accessories under the Kipling brand. Further, it provides premium denim apparel, footwear, and accessories under the 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, and Ella Moss brands. The company sells its products primarily to specialty stores, department stores, national chains, and mass merchants, as well as sells through company operated stores, concession retail stores, and e-commerce sites. V.F. Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.19% or $0.15 to close the day at $77.18 on light trading volume of 2.75M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.29M. The Charlotte North Carolina 28202 based company has been outperforming the electric utilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 12.15%, compared to the industry which has advanced 13.77% over the same period. With RSI of 53.38, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $79.65, making it a hold for now.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Regulated Utilities, International Energy, and Commercial Portfolio. The Regulated Utilities segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana; and transports and sells natural gas in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment owns approximately 50,000 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity; and uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity. It serves approximately 7.4 million retail electric customers in 6 states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States with a service area covering approximately 95,000 square miles; and approximately 525,000 retail natural gas customers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment is also involved in the wholesale of electricity to incorporated municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities. The International Energy segment operates and manages power generation facilities; and markets and sells electric power, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. This segment serves retail distributors, electric utilities, independent power producers, marketers, and industrial and commercial companies. The Commercial Portfolio segment acquires, builds, develops, and operates wind and solar renewable generation and energy transmission projects. Its portfolio includes nonregulated renewable energy, electric transmission, natural gas infrastructure, and energy storage businesses. This segment has 22 wind farms and 38 commercial solar farms with a capacity of 2,400 MW across 11 states. The company was formerly known as Duke Energy Holding Corp. and changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in April 2005. Duke Energy Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) dropped $-0.04 to close the day at a new closing price of $47.35, a -0.08% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 40.17% above its 52 week low of $34.15. A total of 2.74M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.12M. The stock, which fluctuated between $47.05 and $48.21 during the day, currently situated -4.3% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.14% in the past one month and up by 4.21% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $51.9 and RSI of 53.22, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. Its Life Sciences and Applied Markets segment offers liquid chromatography systems and components; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry systems; gas chromatography systems and components; gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry instruments; laboratory software and informatics systems; laboratory automation and robotic systems; dissolution testing; vacuum pumps; and measurement technologies. The company’s Diagnostics and Genomics segment provides reagents, instruments, software, and consumables; arrays for DNA mutation detection, genotyping, gene copy number determination, identification of gene rearrangements, DNA methylation profiling, and gene expression profiling, as well as sequencing target enrichment services; and equipment focused on production of synthesized oligonucleotides for use as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Its Agilent CrossLab segment offers GC and LC columns, sample preparation products, custom chemistries, and various laboratory instrument supplies; and startup, operational, training, and compliance support, as well as asset management and consultation services. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales, electronic commerce, resellers, manufacturers’ representatives, and distributors. It has a collaboration agreement with University of Leuven to focus on detecting genetic abnormalities in cell-free DNA and embryo biopsies. Agilent Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Equity Residential (EQR), Phillips 66 (PSX), Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A)

Equity Residential (EQR) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.54% or $-0.34 to close the day at $63.02 on light trading volume of 2.03M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.18M. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company has been underperforming the reit – residential group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -2.66%, compared to the industry which has advanced 12.67% over the same period. With RSI of 49.82, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $65.78, making it a hold for now.

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

Phillips 66 (PSX) retreated with the stock falling -1.01% or $-0.84 to close at $82.2 on light trading volume of 2.03M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.29M. The Houston Texas 77042 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 5.96% up for the period and down by -4.87% so far this year. With price target of $91.93 and a 17.33% rebound from 52-week low, Phillips 66 has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.48% or $-0.23 to close the day at $47.39 on lower than average trading volume of 2.01M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.11M. The Santa Clara California 95051 based company has been underperforming the medical laboratories & research companies by 3.2334% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 4.02% YTD, versus the medical laboratories & research industry which is up 2.41% for the same period. The RSI of 52.89 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. Its Life Sciences and Applied Markets segment offers liquid chromatography systems and components; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry systems; gas chromatography systems and components; gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry instruments; laboratory software and informatics systems; laboratory automation and robotic systems; dissolution testing; vacuum pumps; and measurement technologies. The company’s Diagnostics and Genomics segment provides reagents, instruments, software, and consumables; arrays for DNA mutation detection, genotyping, gene copy number determination, identification of gene rearrangements, DNA methylation profiling, and gene expression profiling, as well as sequencing target enrichment services; and equipment focused on production of synthesized oligonucleotides for use as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Its Agilent CrossLab segment offers GC and LC columns, sample preparation products, custom chemistries, and various laboratory instrument supplies; and startup, operational, training, and compliance support, as well as asset management and consultation services. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales, electronic commerce, resellers, manufacturers’ representatives, and distributors. It has a collaboration agreement with University of Leuven to focus on detecting genetic abnormalities in cell-free DNA and embryo biopsies. Agilent Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A), Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (ZAYO), National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV)

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) retreated with the stock falling -1.48% or $-0.73 to close at $48.52 on active trading volume of 3.28M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.06M. The Santa Clara California 95051 based company operating under the Medical Laboratories & Research industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 33.08% up for the period and up by 6.5% so far this year. With price target of $51.54 and a 43.64% rebound from 52-week low, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. Its Life Sciences and Applied Markets segment offers liquid chromatography systems and components; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry systems; gas chromatography systems and components; gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry instruments; laboratory software and informatics systems; laboratory automation and robotic systems; dissolution testing; vacuum pumps; and measurement technologies. The company’s Diagnostics and Genomics segment provides reagents, instruments, software, and consumables; arrays for DNA mutation detection, genotyping, gene copy number determination, identification of gene rearrangements, DNA methylation profiling, and gene expression profiling, as well as sequencing target enrichment services; and equipment focused on production of synthesized oligonucleotides for use as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Its Agilent CrossLab segment offers GC and LC columns, sample preparation products, custom chemistries, and various laboratory instrument supplies; and startup, operational, training, and compliance support, as well as asset management and consultation services. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales, electronic commerce, resellers, manufacturers’ representatives, and distributors. Agilent Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (ZAYO) had a active trading with around 3.27M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.23M. The stock traded between $30.77 and $31.31 before closing at the price of $31.3 with 0.77% change on the day. The Boulder Colorado 80301 based company is currently trading 59.78% above its 52 week low of $19.59 and -12.2% below its 52 week high of $35.65. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $35.86 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides bandwidth infrastructure solutions for the communications industry in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company operates in five segments: Dark Fiber Solutions, Network Connectivity, Colocation and Cloud Infrastructure, Zayo Canada, and Other. The Dark Fiber Solutions segment provides dark fiber, and fiber-to-the-tower and small cell mobile infrastructure services for carriers and other communication service providers, Internet service providers, wireless service providers, media and content companies, large enterprises, and other companies. The Network Connectivity segment offers bandwidth infrastructure solutions comprising wavelength, Ethernet, Internet protocol, and SONET services through its metro, regional, and long-haul fiber networks for carriers, financial services companies, healthcare, government institutions, education institutions, and other enterprises. The Colocation and Cloud Infrastructure segment provides data center infrastructure solutions, including colocation, interconnection, cloud, hosting, and managed services to a range of enterprise, carrier, content, and cloud customers. The Zayo Canada segment offers dark fiber, network connectivity, cloud and colocation infrastructure, voice, unified communications, and managed security services for small and medium business customers. The Other segment provides network and technical resources to customers in designing, acquiring, and maintaining their networks. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV) saw its value decrease by -0.96% as the stock dropped $-0.37 to finish the day at a closing price of $38.16. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $25.74-$43.63 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $37.64 to $38.72 during the day, are up by 5.92% in the past three months and up by 13.44% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.16% below its 20 day moving average and 3.87% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $33.72 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 52.34.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling, completion, and production operations; and provides oilfield services to the upstream oil and gas industry worldwide. It operates through four segments: Rig Systems, Rig Aftermarket, Wellbore Technologies, and Completion & Production Solutions. The Rig Systems segment offers land rigs; offshore drilling equipment packages; and drilling rig components. This segment provides substructures, derricks, and masts; cranes; pipe lifting, racking, rotating, and assembly systems; fluid transfer technologies, such as mud pumps; pressure control equipment; power transmission systems; and rig instrumentation and control systems. The Rig Aftermarket segment offers spare parts; and repair and rental services, as well as technical support, field and first well support, field engineering, and customer training services. The Wellbore Technologies segment designs, manufactures, rents, and sells various equipment and technologies. This segment also provides solids control and waste management equipment and services, drilling fluids, power generation equipment, drill and wired pipes, instruments, measuring and monitoring equipment, downhole and fishing tools, hole openers, and drill bits, as well as drilling optimization and automation, tubular inspection, repair and coating, and rope access inspection services. The Completion and Production Solutions segment offers pressure pumping trucks and pumps, blenders, sanders, hydration units, injection units, flowlines, manifolds, and wellheads; well intervention tools; offshore production comprising composite pipes, process equipment, floating production systems, and subsea production technologies; and onshore production, including surface transfer and progressive cavity pumps, reciprocating pumps, pressure vessels, and artificial lift systems. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks To Track: HCP, Inc. (HCP), Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A), Altria Group, Inc. (MO)

HCP, Inc. (HCP) climbed 1.16% during last trading as the stock added $0.35 to finish the day at $30.4 with about 5.66M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.29M. The $14.19B market cap company, which fluctuated between $29.97 and $30.49 during the day, currently situated 38.84% above its 52 week low of $22.87 and -16.42% away from its one year high of $36.82. The RSI of 56.4 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

HCP, Inc. is an independent hybrid real estate investment trust. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. It primarily invests in properties serving the healthcare industry including sectors of healthcare such as senior housing, life science, medical office, hospital and skilled nursing. The fund also invests in mezzanine loans and other debt instruments. It engages in acquisition, development, leasing, selling and managing of healthcare real estate and provides mortgage and other financing to healthcare providers. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the S&P 500 Index, Berkshire Hathaway Index, and MSCI REIT Index. HCP, Inc. was formed in 1985 and is based in Irvine, California with additional office in Nashville and San Francisco.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) gained $1.15 to close the day at a new closing price of $49.25, a 2.39% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 45.8% above its 52 week low of $34.15. A total of 5.62M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.02M. The stock, which fluctuated between $47.95 and $49.48 during the day, currently situated 1.42% above its 52 week high. The stock is up by 6.68% in the past one month and up by 8.1% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $51.54 and RSI of 68.94, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. Its Life Sciences and Applied Markets segment offers liquid chromatography systems and components; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry systems; gas chromatography systems and components; gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry instruments; laboratory software and informatics systems; laboratory automation and robotic systems; dissolution testing; vacuum pumps; and measurement technologies. The company’s Diagnostics and Genomics segment provides reagents, instruments, software, and consumables; arrays for DNA mutation detection, genotyping, gene copy number determination, identification of gene rearrangements, DNA methylation profiling, and gene expression profiling, as well as sequencing target enrichment services; and equipment focused on production of synthesized oligonucleotides for use as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Its Agilent CrossLab segment offers GC and LC columns, sample preparation products, custom chemistries, and various laboratory instrument supplies; and startup, operational, training, and compliance support, as well as asset management and consultation services. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales, electronic commerce, resellers, manufacturers’ representatives, and distributors. Agilent Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Altria Group, Inc. (MO) had a light trading with around 5.61M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.7M. The stock traded between $67.54 and $68.07 before closing at the price of $67.65 with -0.1% change on the day. The Richmond Virginia 23230 based company is currently trading 24.91% above its 52 week low of $56.15 and -1.76% below its 52 week high of $70.15. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 64.98 and $68.82 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States. It offers cigarettes primarily under the Marlboro brand; cigars principally under the Black & Mild brand; and moist smokeless tobacco products under the Copenhagen and Skoal, Red Seal and Husky, and Marlboro Snus brand names. The company also produces and sells varietal and blended table wines, and sparkling wines under the Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Crest, and 14 Hands names; and imports and markets Antinori, Torres, and Villa Maria Estate wines, as well as Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte in the United States. In addition, it provides finance leasing services primarily in aircraft, railcar, electric power, real estate, and manufacturing industries. The company sells its tobacco products primarily to wholesalers, including distributors; large retail organizations, such as chain stores; and the armed services. Altria Group, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

 

Investor’s Watch List: Phillips 66 (PSX), The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG), Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A)

Phillips 66 (PSX) had a active trading with around 2.58M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.17M. The stock traded between $83.75 and $84.91 before closing at the price of $84.02 with -1.62% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77042 based company is currently trading 19.93% above its 52 week low of $71.74 and -5.46% below its 52 week high of $90.87. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 41.09 and $89.87 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.55% or $-0.13 to close the day at $23.51 on light trading volume of 2.58M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.28M. The New York New York 10022 based company has been outperforming the advertising agencies group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 9.44%, compared to the industry which has advanced 14.39% over the same period. With RSI of 50.18, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $26, making it a hold for now.

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. provides advertising and marketing services worldwide. It operates through two segments, Integrated Agency Networks and Constituency Management Group. The company offers consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations, and specialized communications disciplines. It also provides various diversified services, including public relations, meeting and event production, sports and entertainment marketing, corporate and brand identity, and strategic marketing consulting. The company’s brands comprise McCann, MullenLowe, IPG Mediabrands, Carmichael Lynch, Deutsch, Hill Holliday, and The Martin Agency, as well as Foote, Cone & Belding. The company was formerly known as McCann-Erickson Incorporated and changed its name to The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. in January 1961. The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) shares were up in last trading by 0.31% to $48.14. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 5.66% over the past week and grew 7.31% in the past month. It is currently trading 6.58% above its 50 day moving average and 7.64% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.47% decrease in value from its one year high of $48.63. The RSI indicator value of 65.2, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. Its Life Sciences and Applied Markets segment offers liquid chromatography systems and components; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry systems; gas chromatography systems and components; gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry instruments; laboratory software and informatics systems; laboratory automation and robotic systems; dissolution testing; vacuum pumps; and measurement technologies. The company’s Diagnostics and Genomics segment provides reagents, instruments, software, and consumables; arrays for DNA mutation detection, genotyping, gene copy number determination, identification of gene rearrangements, DNA methylation profiling, and gene expression profiling, as well as sequencing target enrichment services; and equipment focused on production of synthesized oligonucleotides for use as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Its Agilent CrossLab segment offers GC and LC columns, sample preparation products, custom chemistries, and various laboratory instrument supplies; and startup, operational, training, and compliance support, as well as asset management and consultation services. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales, electronic commerce, resellers, manufacturers’ representatives, and distributors. Agilent Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.