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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Trader Alert: Duke Energy Corporation (DUK), Aetna Inc. (AET), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) retreated with the stock falling -0.83% or $-0.65 to close at $78.04 on active trading volume of 3.71M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.18M. The Charlotte North Carolina 28202 based company operating under the Electric Utilities industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 5.61% up for the period and up by 0.54% so far this year. With price target of $79.72 and a 11.16% rebound from 52-week low, Duke Energy Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Aetna Inc. (AET) gained $3.76 to close the day at a new closing price of $125.81, a 3.08% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 27.39% above its 52 week low of $102.19. A total of 5.14M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.07M. The stock, which fluctuated between $121.6 and $126.87 during the day, currently situated -7.64% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.86% in the past one month and up by 5.69% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $139.56 and RSI of 62.67, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) shares were up in last trading by 0.41% to $116.36. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.54% over the past week and grew 1.54% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.81% above its 50 day moving average and 0.22% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.44% decrease in value from its one year high of $126.07. The RSI indicator value of 66.09, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, researches and develops, manufactures, and sells various products in the health care field worldwide. It operates through three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices. The Consumer segment offers baby care products under the JOHNSON’S brand name; oral care products under the LISTERINE brand name; skin care products under the AVEENO, CLEAN & CLEAR, DABAO, JOHNSON’S Adult, LE PETITE MARSEILLAIS, LUBRIDERM, NEUTROGENA, and RoC brand names; women’s health products, such as sanitary pads under the STAYFREE and CAREFREE, and o.b. tampon brand names; wound care products, including adhesive bandages under the BAND-AID brand name and first aid products under the NEOSPORIN brand name. This segment also provides over-the-counter medicines, including acetaminophen products under the TYLENOL brand name; cold, flu, and allergy products under the SUDAFED brand name; allergy products under the BENADRYL and ZYRTEC brand names; ibuprofen products under the MOTRIN IB brand name; and heartburn products under the PEPCID brand name. The Pharmaceutical segment provides various products in the areas of immunology, infectious diseases and vaccines, neuroscience, oncology, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The Medical Devices segment offers orthopaedic products; general surgery, biosurgical, endomechanical, and energy products; electrophysiology products to treat cardiovascular disease; sterilization and disinfection products to reduce surgical infection; blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery products; and disposable contact lenses. The company offers its products to general public, retail outlets and distributors, wholesalers, hospitals, and health care professionals for prescription use, as well as for use in the professional fields by physicians, nurses, hospitals, eye care professionals, and clinics. Johnson & Johnson was founded in 1885 and is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

 

Stocks Under Review: Aetna Inc. (AET), Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK), Incyte Corporation (INCY)

Aetna Inc. (AET) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.55% or $0.66 to close the day at $121.33 on light trading volume of 2.18M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.3M. The Hartford Connecticut 06156 based company has been outperforming the health care plans group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 25.91%, compared to the industry which has advanced 19.34% over the same period. With RSI of 48.68, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $140.06, making it a hold for now.

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

Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK) retreated with the stock falling -1.86% or $-1.57 to close at $82.93 on light trading volume of 2.18M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.44M. The San Rafael California 94903 based company operating under the Technical & System Software industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 94.49% up for the period and up by 12.05% so far this year. With price target of $80.94 and a 99.35% rebound from 52-week low, Autodesk, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Incyte Corporation (INCY) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 3.85% or $4.55 to close the day at $122.73 on higher than average trading volume of 2.18M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.43M. The Wilmington Delaware 19803 based company has been underperforming the biotechnology companies by 33.1966% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 22.4% YTD, versus the biotechnology industry which is down -4.83% for the same period. The RSI of 61.71 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Incyte Corporation focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of proprietary therapeutics in oncology in the United States and internationally. It offers JAKAFI for the treatment of myelofibrosis and polycythemia vera cancers. Its clinical stage products include ruxolitinib cream, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of alopecia areata; and INCB52793 that is in Phase I/II clinical trials for the treatment of advanced malignancies. The company’s clinical stage products also comprise baricitinib, which is in Phase III trials for rheumatoid arthritis, as well as completed Phase II clinical trial for psoriasis and diabetic nephropathy; and in Phase II clinical trial for atopic dermatitis. In addition, it is developing INCB39110, which is in Phase I/II trials in combination with osimertinib for lung cancer, as well as in Phase I/II trials in combination with pembrolizumab for advanced malignancies; and in Phase II clinical trial for graft versus host disease. Further, the company’s clinical stage products include epacadostat that is in Phase II clinical trial for various tumors, and in Phase I/II clinical trial for non-small cell lung cancer, as well as for advanced melanoma. Additionally, it is developing INCB54329 (BRD) and INCB53914 (PIM), which are in Phase I/II trials for the treatment of advanced malignancies; INCB50465 (PI3Kd) that is in Phase I/II trials for B-cell malignancies and solid tumors; INCB54828 (FGFR) and INCSHR1210 that are in I/II trials for solid tumors; and capmatinib that is in Phase II trial for the treatment of non-small cell lung, glioblastoma, and liver cancer. The company markets its JAKAFI product through a network of specialty pharmacy providers and wholesalers. It has collaboration agreements with Novartis International Pharmaceutical Ltd.; Eli Lilly and Company; Agenus Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; and Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co., Ltd. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.

 

Stocks Roundup: Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR), Aetna Inc. (AET), The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG)

Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR) retreated with the stock falling -2.79% or $-1.34 to close at $46.62 on light trading volume of 2.45M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.8M. The Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73102 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 140.43% up for the period and down by -9.55% so far this year. With price target of $61.08 and a 176.18% rebound from 52-week low, Continental Resources, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Continental Resources, Inc. explores for, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas properties in the north, south, and east regions of the United States. The company sells its crude oil and natural gas production to energy marketing companies, crude oil refining companies, and natural gas gathering and processing companies. As of December 31, 2015, its estimated proved reserves were 1,226 million barrels of crude oil equivalent (MMBoe) with estimated proved developed reserves of 525 MMBoe. Continental Resources, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Aetna Inc. (AET) had a light trading with around 2.45M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.32M. The stock traded between $120.12 and $122.5 before closing at the price of $120.79 with -1.44% change on the day. The Hartford Connecticut 06156 based company is currently trading 31.84% above its 52 week low of $92.42 and -11.33% below its 52 week high of $136.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $140.06 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

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

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG) saw its value increase by 0.46% as the stock gained $0.22 to finish the day at a closing price of $47.55. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $38.38-$49.68 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $47.16 to $47.66 during the day, are up by 9.22% in the past three months and up by 18.16% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.69% below its 20 day moving average and -1.07% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $52.46 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 42.12.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

Stocks Roundup: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC), CBS Corporation (CBS), Aetna Inc. (AET)

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) grew with the stock adding 3.17% or $2.14 to close at $69.55 on active trading volume of 2.93M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.13M. 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 34.33% up for the period and up by 3.42% so far this year. With price target of $73.53 and a 38.5% 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.

CBS Corporation (CBS) had a light trading with around 2.92M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.23M. The stock traded between $64.04 and $65.35 before closing at the price of $64.14 with -0.71% change on the day. The New York New York 10019 based company is currently trading 56.98% above its 52 week low of $41.36 and -4.1% below its 52 week high of $66.88. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $69.19 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

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

Aetna Inc. (AET) saw its value decrease by -0.95% as the stock dropped $-1.16 to finish the day at a closing price of $120.45. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $92.42-$136.5 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $119.79 to $121.68 during the day, are up by 14.06% in the past three months and up by 3.51% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.46% below its 20 day moving average and -3.42% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $140.6 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 44.22.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

Stocks In Queue: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), Aetna Inc. (AET), Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR)

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) climbed 0.72% during last trading as the stock added $0.13 to finish the day at $18.07 with about 17.11M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.92M. The $13.37B market cap company, which fluctuated between $17.81 and $18.19 during the day, currently situated 46.64% above its 52 week low of $12.98 and -7.24% away from its one year high of $19.51. The RSI of 46.03 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Aetna Inc. (AET) gained $1.9 to close the day at a new closing price of $118.61, a 1.63% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 29.46% above its 52 week low of $92.42. A total of 5.51M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.18M. The stock, which fluctuated between $116.37 and $119.93 during the day, currently situated -12.93% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -4.5% in the past one month and up by 10.67% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $140.6 and RSI of 38.23, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) had a active trading with around 6.01M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.1M. The stock traded between $26.35 and $26.79 before closing at the price of $26.78 with 1.25% change on the day. The Sunnyvale California 94089 based company is currently trading 27.47% above its 52 week low of $21.17 and -8.32% below its 52 week high of $29.21. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 38.36 and $28.81 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

 

Stocks Alert: Masco Corporation (MAS), salesforce.com, inc. (CRM), Aetna Inc. (AET)

Masco Corporation (MAS) retreated with the stock falling -0.95% or $-0.32 to close at $33.32 on light trading volume of 2.23M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.46M. The Taylor Michigan 48180 based company operating under the General Building Materials industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 32.69% up for the period and up by 5.7% so far this year. With price target of $37.8 and a 46.02% rebound from 52-week low, Masco Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Masco Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes home improvement and building products in North America and internationally. The company’s Cabinets and Related Products segment offers assembled cabinetry for kitchen, bath, storage, home office, and home entertainment applications; and integrated bathroom vanity and countertop products. Its Plumbing Products segment provides faucets, showerheads, handheld showers, valves, bathing units, shower enclosures, toilets, acrylic tub and shower systems, shower trays, spas and exercise pools, brass and copper plumbing system components, and other plumbing specialties. The company’s Decorative Architectural Products segment offers architectural coatings, including paints, primers, specialty paint and waterproofing products, and stains; cabinet, door, window, and hardware products; and bath hardware and shower accessories. Its Other Specialty Products segment provides vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum windows and patio doors; and manual and electric heavy duty staple guns, hammer tackers, glue guns, and rivet tools. Masco Corporation sells its products under the KRAFTMAID, MERILLAT, QUALITY CABINETS, MOORES, CARDELL, DELTA, PEERLESS, HANSGROHE, AXOR, BRIZO, GINGER, NEWPORT BRASS, BRASSTECH, PLUMB SHOP, BRISTAN, HERITAGE, MIROLIN, HOT SPRING, CALDERA, FREEFLOW SPAS, FANTASY SPAS, ENDLESS POOLS, BRASSCRAFT, COBRA, MASTER PLUMBER, BEHR, BEHR PRO, KILZ, LIBERTY, BRAINERD, FRANKLIN BRASS, ESSENCE SERIES, MILGARD, DURAFLEX, GRIFFIN, PREMIER, EVOLUTION, ARROW, POWERSHOT, and EASYSHOT brands. The company offers its products through home center retailers, mass merchandisers, hardware stores, homebuilders, distributors, and other outlets to consumers and contractors, as well as directly to consumers for home improvement and construction. Masco Corporation was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Taylor, Michigan.

salesforce.com, inc. (CRM) gained $0.26 to close the day at a new closing price of $78.21, a 0.33% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 48.69% above its 52 week low of $52.6. A total of 2.22M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.03M. The stock, which fluctuated between $77.92 and $78.57 during the day, currently situated -7.42% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 11.97% in the past one month and up by 4.35% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $94.46 and RSI of 70.38, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions, with a focus on customer relationship management to various businesses and industries worldwide. It offers enterprise cloud computing applications and platform services, including Sales Cloud that enables companies to store data, monitor leads and progress, forecast opportunities, gain insights through relationship intelligence, and collaborate around sales on desktop and mobile devices. The company also provides Service Cloud that enables companies to deliver personalized customer service and support, as well as connects their service agents with customers on various devices; and Marketing Cloud, which enables companies to plan, personalize, and optimize customer interactions. In addition, it offers Community Cloud that enables companies to engage with groups of people by giving them access to information, applications, and experts; Analytics Cloud, an application, which enables companies to deploy sales, service, marketing, and custom analytics applications using various data source; Internet of Things Cloud that enables customers to process data, as well as build personalized actions and engage with customers in real time; and App Cloud, an application development platform for companies to deliver connected applications for various business needs. Further, the company provides professional services, including consulting, deployment, training, and design and integration services to facilitate the adoption of its cloud solutions, as well as offers various education service offerings ranging from introductory online courses to advanced architecture certifications. It sells and markets services primarily through its direct sales force, as well as through consulting firms, systems integrators, and regional partners. The company has a strategic alliance with Cisco to develop IoT and contact center platforms. salesforce.com, inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Aetna Inc. (AET) shares were down in last trading by -0.16% to $117.45. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -4.15% over the past week and fell -6.77% in the past month. It is currently trading -6.16% below its 50 day moving average and 0.03% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -13.78% decrease in value from its one year high of $136.5. The RSI indicator value of 32.78, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Aetna Inc. (AET), CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP), Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC)

Aetna Inc. (AET) grew with the stock adding 1.3% or $1.53 to close at $119.14 on active trading volume of 3.62M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.2M. The Hartford Connecticut 06156 based company operating under the Health Care Plans industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 14.48% up for the period and down by -3.73% so far this year. With price target of $140.07 and a 30.03% rebound from 52-week low, Aetna Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) gained $0.33 to close the day at a new closing price of $25.95, a 1.29% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 60.06% above its 52 week low of $17.26. A total of 3.6M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.48M. The stock, which fluctuated between $25.55 and $26.06 during the day, currently situated 0.54% above its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.47% in the past one month and up by 16.39% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $25.07 and RSI of 67.89, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The company’s Electric Transmission & Distribution segment offers electric transmission and distribution services to retail electric providers, municipalities, electric cooperatives, and other distribution companies. As of December 31, 2015, this segment owned 28,474 pole miles of overhead distribution lines and 3,723 circuit miles of overhead transmission lines; 23,120 circuit miles of underground distribution lines and 26 circuit miles of underground transmission lines; and 232 substations with a capacity of 58,674 megavolt amperes. Its Natural Gas Distribution segment sells regulated intrastate natural gas; provides natural gas transportation and storage services for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation customers; and offers unregulated services comprising residential appliance repair and maintenance services, as well as sells heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment. This segment owned approximately 74,000 linear miles of natural gas distribution mains. The company’s Energy Services segment provides physical natural gas supplies primarily to commercial and industrial customers, and electric and gas utilities; natural gas management services; and physical delivery services, as well as procures and optimizes transportation and storage assets. It owns and operates approximately 200 miles of intrastate pipelines; and leases transportation capacity on various interstate and intrastate pipelines, and storage. Its Midstream Investments segment provides gathering, processing, compression, treating, dehydration, and natural gas liquids fractionation for producer customers. This segment had approximately 12,400 miles of gathering pipelines, 7,900 miles of interstate pipelines, and approximately 2,300 miles of intrastate pipelines. The company was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) shares were down in last trading by -0.72% to $70.67. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.12% over the past week and fell -0.14% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.5% above its 50 day moving average and 21.01% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.63% decrease in value from its one year high of $73.33. The RSI indicator value of 54.03, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Aetna Inc. (AET), Medtronic plc (MDT), Groupon, Inc. (GRPN)

Aetna Inc. (AET) saw its value decrease by -1.33% as the stock dropped $-1.59 to finish the day at a closing price of $117.61. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $92.42-$136.5 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $116.56 to $118.94 during the day, are up by 5.93% in the past three months and up by 0.23% over the past six months. It is currently trading -4.48% below its 20 day moving average and -6.06% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $140.07 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 29.42.The technical indicator lead us to believe the stock will reverse recent losses any time soon.

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

Medtronic plc (MDT) shares were down in last trading by -1.26% to $73.83. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.62% over the past week and grew 3.14% in the past month. It is currently trading -0.72% below its 50 day moving average and -9.1% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -16.8% decrease in value from its one year high of $89.27. The RSI indicator value of 50.97, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

Groupon, Inc. (GRPN) traded within a range of $3.43 to $3.5 after opening the day at $3.48. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 5.12% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.58% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $3.49 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -41.25% below its 52 week high of $5.94 and 62.33% above its 12-month low of $2.15. The shares are down by over -30.48% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 42.42 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Groupon, Inc. operates online local commerce marketplaces that connect merchants to consumers by offering goods and services at a discount in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. It also provides deals on products for which it acts as the merchant of record. The company offers deals in various categories, including food and drink, events and activities, beauty and spa, health and fitness, home and garden, and automotive; and deals on various product lines, such as electronics, sporting goods, jewelry, toys, household items, and apparel, as well as provides discounted and market rates for hotel, airfare, and package deals. It offers its deal offerings to customers through Websites; search engines; and mobile applications and mobile browsers, which enable consumers to browse, purchase, manage, and redeem deals on their mobile devices, as well as sends emails to its subscribers with deal offerings that are targeted by location and personal preferences. The company was formerly known as ThePoint.com, Inc. and changed its name to Groupon, Inc. in October 2008. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Groupon, Inc. is a subsidiary of The Point, LLC.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SGYP), Aetna Inc. (AET), The Dow Chemical Company (DOW)

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SGYP) opening the day at $6.52. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 5.25% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.84% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $6.41 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -8.03% below its 52 week high of $6.97 and 156.4% above its 12-month low of $2.5. The shares are up by over 21.17% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 57.72 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of drugs to treat gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and diseases. Its lead product candidate is plecanatide, a guanylyl cyclase C receptor agonist that is in Phase III clinical trials to treat chronic idiopathic constipation GI disorders; and for the treatment of constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome GI disorders. The company is also developing SP-333, which is in Phase II clinical trials to treat opioid induced constipation, as well as in Phase Ib clinical trials to treat ulcerative colitis. The company has a research collaboration with BIND Therapeutics, Inc. to develop ACCURINS for treatment of a range of cells with novel therapeutic payloads. Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

Aetna Inc. (AET) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.31% or $1.59 to close the day at $122.56 on active trading volume of 4.07M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.96M. The Hartford Connecticut 06156 based company has been outperforming the health care plans group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 18.83%, compared to the industry which has advanced 13.9% over the same period. With RSI of 44.83, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $140.07, making it a hold for now.

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

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) dropped $-0.62 to close the day at a new closing price of $57.09, a -1.07% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 46.83% above its 52 week low of $40.69. A total of 4.08M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.98M. The stock, which fluctuated between $56.76 and $58 during the day, currently situated -3.37% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -1.49% in the past one month and up by 7.17% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $62.82 and RSI of 49.25, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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