Stocks Buzz: American International Group, Inc. (AIG), Zoetis Inc. (ZTS), Facebook, Inc. (FB)

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.33% or $1.42 to close the day at $62.27 on light trading volume of 14.24M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.71M. The New York New York 10038 based company has been outperforming the property & casualty insurance group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 22.64%, compared to the industry which has advanced 27.04% over the same period. With RSI of 36.9, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $72, making it a hold for now.

American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through two segments, Commercial Insurance and Consumer Insurance. The company’s Commercial Insurance segment offers general liability, commercial automobile liability, workers’ compensation, excess casualty, and crisis management causality insurance products, as well as various risk-sharing and other customized structured programs; commercial, industrial, and energy-related property insurance products; aerospace, environmental, political risk, trade credit, surety, and marine insurance products; various insurance products for small and medium sized enterprises; and professional liability insurance products. It also provides mortgage guaranty insurance; stable value wrap products, and structured settlement and terminal funding annuities; and corporate- and bank-owned life insurance and guaranteed investment contracts. This segment sells its products through independent retail and wholesale brokers, agency network, specialized marketing and consulting firms, and structured settlement brokers. Its Consumer Insurance segment offers retirement products, such as fixed annuities, and immediate and deferred income annuities; variable and fixed index annuities; and mutual funds, and plan administrative and compliance services. This segment’s products also include term and whole life, cancer, and critical illness insurance products; personal accident and supplemental health products; travel insurance products and services; automobile and homeowners, and extended warranty insurance; and identity theft and credit card protection products. It sells its products through agents, direct marketing, independent marketing organizations, financial advisors, banks, wirehouses, and broker-dealers. The company was founded in 1919 and is based in New York, New York.

Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) retreated with the stock falling -4.3% or $-2.37 to close at $52.78 on light trading volume of 12.88M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.02M. The Florham Park New Jersey 07932 based company operating under the Drugs – Generic industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 26.63% up for the period and down by -1.21% so far this year. With price target of $58.07 and a 35.23% rebound from 52-week low, Zoetis Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Zoetis Inc. engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and commercialization of animal health medicines and vaccines for livestock and companion animals in the United States and internationally. It offers anti-infectives that prevent, kill, or slow the growth of bacteria, fungi, or protozoa; vaccines, which are biological preparations to prevent diseases of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and reproductive tracts or induce a specific immune response; and parasiticides that prevent or eliminate external and internal parasites, such as fleas, ticks, and worms. The company also provides medicated feed additives that offer medicines to livestock; veterinarian solutions for anesthesia, pain management, and the diagnosis of diabetes; and other pharmaceutical products, including pain and sedation, oncology, antiemetic, allergy and dermatology, and reproductive products. In addition, it offers other product categories comprising nutritionals and agribusiness services, as well as products and services in complementary areas consisting of biodevices, diagnostics, and genetics. The company markets its products to veterinarians and livestock producers through its sales representatives, and technical and veterinary operations specialists. Zoetis Inc. was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey.

Facebook, Inc. (FB) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.3% or $0.4 to close the day at $133.84 on lower than average trading volume of 12.81M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 20.27M. The Menlo Park California 94025 based company has been outperforming the internet information providers companies by 14.1004% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 16.33% YTD, versus the internet information providers industry which is up 9.39% for the same period. The RSI of 65.58 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Facebook, Inc. provides various products to connect and share through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces worldwide. Its solutions include Facebook Website and mobile application that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate each other on mobile devices and personal computers; Instagram, a mobile application that enables people to take photos or videos, customize them with filter effects, and share them with friends and followers in a photo feed or send them directly to friends; Messenger, a messaging application to communicate with people and businesses across platforms and devices; and WhatsApp Messenger, a mobile messaging application. The company also offers Oculus virtual reality technology and content platform, which allow people to enter an immersive and interactive environment to play games, consume content, and connect with others. As of December 31, 2016, it had approximately 1.23 billion daily active users. Facebook, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), Incyte Corporation (INCY), American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) fell -0.02% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.14 to finish the day at $836.39 with about 2.79M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.82M. The $394.49B market cap company, which fluctuated between $831.45 and $838.31 during the day, currently situated 63.47% above its 52 week low of $515.35 and -1.28% away from its one year high of $847.21. The RSI of 62.05 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Incyte Corporation (INCY) gained $2.17 to close the day at a new closing price of $123.32, a 1.79% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 104.51% above its 52 week low of $60.3. A total of 1.87M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.34M. The stock, which fluctuated between $119.62 and $125.49 during the day, currently situated -1.24% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.73% in the past one month and up by 18% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $131.93 and RSI of 61.33, the stock still has upside potential, making it a 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.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) had a active trading with around 7.75M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.33M. The stock traded between $66.26 and $66.93 before closing at the price of $66.89 with 1.13% change on the day. The New York New York 10038 based company is currently trading 39.62% above its 52 week low of $48.41 and -0.86% below its 52 week high of $67.47. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 63.74 and $72 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through two segments, Commercial Insurance and Consumer Insurance. The company’s Commercial Insurance segment offers general liability, commercial automobile liability, workers’ compensation, excess casualty, and crisis management causality insurance products, as well as various risk-sharing and other customized structured programs; commercial, industrial, and energy-related property insurance products; aerospace, environmental, political risk, trade credit, surety, and marine insurance products; various insurance products for small and medium sized enterprises; and professional liability insurance products. It also provides mortgage guaranty insurance; stable value wrap products, and structured settlement and terminal funding annuities; and corporate- and bank-owned life insurance and guaranteed investment contracts. This segment sells its products through independent retail and wholesale brokers, agency network, specialized marketing and consulting firms, and structured settlement brokers. Its Consumer Insurance segment offers retirement products, such as fixed annuities, and immediate and deferred income annuities; variable and fixed index annuities; and mutual funds, and plan administrative and compliance services. This segment’s products also include term and whole life, cancer, and critical illness insurance products; personal accident and supplemental health products; travel insurance products and services; automobile and homeowners, and extended warranty insurance; and identity theft and credit card protection products. It sells its products through agents, direct marketing, independent marketing organizations, financial advisors, banks, wirehouses, and broker-dealers. The company was founded in 1919 and is based in New York, New York.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL), American International Group, Inc. (AIG), Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN)

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) saw its value increase by 1.68% as the stock gained $1.12 to finish the day at a closing price of $67.72. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $63.43-$75.38 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $66.47 to $67.85 during the day, are down by -3.21% in the past three months and down by -8.55% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.99% above its 20 day moving average and 2.76% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $69.69 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 59.33.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells consumer products worldwide. It operates through two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. The company offers oral care products, including toothpastes, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes, as well as pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals; personal care products comprising bar and liquid hand soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, and deodorants and antiperspirants; and home care products, such as laundry and dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, household cleaners, bleaches, and other similar items. It also provides pet nutrition products for everyday nutritional needs, a range of therapeutic products to manage disease conditions, and various products with natural ingredients. The company’s principal global and regional trademarks include Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet, and Hill’s Ideal Balance. It markets and sells its pet nutrition products for dogs and cats through pet supply retailers and veterinarians. Colgate-Palmolive Company was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) shares were up in last trading by 0.44% to $65.61. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.03% over the past week and fell -2% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.13% above its 50 day moving average and 10.75% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.76% decrease in value from its one year high of $67.47. The RSI indicator value of 52.78, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through two segments, Commercial Insurance and Consumer Insurance. The company’s Commercial Insurance segment offers general liability, commercial automobile liability, workers’ compensation, excess casualty, and crisis management causality insurance products, as well as various risk-sharing and other customized structured programs; commercial, industrial, and energy-related property insurance products; aerospace, environmental, political risk, trade credit, surety, and marine insurance products; various insurance products for small and medium sized enterprises; and professional liability insurance products. It also provides mortgage guaranty insurance; stable value wrap products, and structured settlement and terminal funding annuities; and corporate- and bank-owned life insurance and guaranteed investment contracts. This segment sells its products through independent retail and wholesale brokers, agency network, specialized marketing and consulting firms, and structured settlement brokers. Its Consumer Insurance segment offers retirement products, such as fixed annuities, and immediate and deferred income annuities; variable and fixed index annuities; and mutual funds, and plan administrative and compliance services. This segment’s products also include term and whole life, cancer, and critical illness insurance products; personal accident and supplemental health products; travel insurance products and services; automobile and homeowners, and extended warranty insurance; and identity theft and credit card protection products. It sells its products through agents, direct marketing, independent marketing organizations, financial advisors, banks, wirehouses, and broker-dealers. The company was founded in 1919 and is based in New York, New York.

Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) traded within a range of $43.26 to $44.61 after opening the day at $43.27. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 5.63% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.62% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $44.31 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -19.76% below its 52 week high of $55.94 and 10% above its 12-month low of $40.28. The shares are down by over -1.12% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 71.37 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Nielsen Holdings plc operates as an information and measurement company. The company provides media and marketing information, analytics, and manufacturer and retailer expertise about what and where consumers buy, read, watch and listen. Its Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. This segment provides data on retail measurement services, such as market share and competitive sales volumes; insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising, and promotion; consumer panel measurement, which offers insight into shopper behavior and customer segmentation; and consumer intelligence and analytical services for decision making in development and marketing cycles. The company’s Watch segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries for television, radio, digital and mobile viewing, and listening platforms. It offers television audience measurement services, including more than one screen, unduplicated reach, cause and effect analysis, and program viewing behavior testing; audio audience measurement services; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement services comprising measurement and consumer research for telecom and media companies; and advertiser solutions. The company was formerly known as Nielsen N.V. and changed its name to Nielsen Holdings plc in August 2015. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Oxford, the United Kingdom.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Celgene Corporation (CELG), Edison International (EIX), American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

Celgene Corporation (CELG) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.78% or $-0.91 to close the day at $115.35 on light trading volume of 3.29M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.78M. The Summit New Jersey 07901 based company has been outperforming the biotechnology group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 14.78%, compared to the industry which has advanced 6.87% over the same period. With RSI of 50.76, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $141.22, making it a hold for now.

Celgene Corporation discovers, develops, and commercializes therapies to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases worldwide. It markets REVLIMID, an oral immunomodulatory drug for multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and mantle cell lymphoma; ABRAXANE, a solvent-free chemotherapy product to treat breast, non-small cell lung, pancreatic, and gastric cancers; POMALYST/IMNOVID to treat multiple myeloma; and OTEZLA, a small-molecule inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 for psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, Behçet’s disease, atopic dermatitis, and ulcerative colitis. The company’s products also include VIDAZA, a pyrimidine nucleoside analog to treat intermediate-2 and high-risk MDS, and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, as well as acute myeloid leukemia (AML); THALOMID for the patients with multiple myeloma and erythema nodosum leprosum; ISTODAX to treat cutaneous and peripheral T-cell lymphoma; and FOCALIN, FOCALIN XR, and RITALIN products. Its clinical stage products include OTEZLA for the treatment of various immune-inflammatory diseases; sotatercept for the treatment of renal anemia, beta-thalassemia and MDS; luspatercept for beta-thalassemia and MDS; CC-486 to treat MDS, AML, and solid tumors; CC-122 and CC-220 to treat hematological and solid tumor cancers, and inflammation and immunology diseases; PDA-002 for the treat diabetic foot ulcers and peripheral neuropathy; and PNK-007 for hematological malignancies treatment. The company has collaborative agreements with Novartis Pharma AG; Acceleron Pharma; Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Epizyme Inc.; Sutro Biopharma, Inc.; bluebird bio, Inc.; FORMA Therapeutics Holdings, LLC; Acetylon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; NantBioScience, Inc.; AstraZeneca PLC; Lycera Corp.; Juno Therapeutics, Inc.; TriNetX, Inc.; Triphase Accelerator Corporation; Nurix Inc.; Abbott; Sage Bionetworks; and PharmAkea Inc. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Summit, New Jersey.

Edison International (EIX) climbed 2.44% during last trading as the stock added $1.78 to finish the day at $74.83 with about 3.26M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.68M. The $24.4B market cap company, which fluctuated between $73.59 and $75.09 during the day, currently situated 25.02% above its 52 week low of $61.5 and -3.6% away from its one year high of $78.72. The RSI of 70.42 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Edison International, through its subsidiaries, generates and supplies electricity in the United States. The company generates electricity through hydroelectric, diesel, natural gas, nuclear, and photovoltaic sources. It supplies electricity primarily to commercial, residential, industrial, agricultural, and other customers, as well as public authorities through transmission and distribution networks. The company’s transmission facilities consist of lines ranging from 33 kV to 500 kV and substations; and distribution system comprises approximately 53,000 line miles of overhead lines, 38,000 line miles of underground lines, and approximately 800 distribution substations located in California. It serves approximately 5 million customers. Edison International was incorporated in 1987 and is based in Rosemead, California.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) saw its value increase by 0.05% as the stock gained $0.03 to finish the day at a closing price of $64.91. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $48.41-$67.47 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $64.5 to $65.04 during the day, are up by 10.05% in the past three months and up by 10.66% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.06% below its 20 day moving average and -0.85% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $72.13 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 44.3. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through two segments, Commercial Insurance and Consumer Insurance. The company’s Commercial Insurance segment offers general liability, commercial automobile liability, workers’ compensation, excess casualty, and crisis management causality insurance products, as well as various risk-sharing and other customized structured programs; commercial, industrial, and energy-related property insurance products; aerospace, environmental, political risk, trade credit, surety, and marine insurance products; various insurance products for small and medium sized enterprises; and professional liability insurance products. It also provides mortgage guaranty insurance; stable value wrap products, and structured settlement and terminal funding annuities; and corporate- and bank-owned life insurance and guaranteed investment contracts. This segment sells its products through independent retail and wholesale brokers, agency network, specialized marketing and consulting firms, and structured settlement brokers. Its Consumer Insurance segment offers retirement products, such as fixed annuities, and immediate and deferred income annuities; variable and fixed index annuities; and mutual funds, and plan administrative and compliance services. This segment’s products also include term and whole life, cancer, and critical illness insurance products; personal accident and supplemental health products; travel insurance products and services; automobile and homeowners, and extended warranty insurance; and identity theft and credit card protection products. It sells its products through agents, direct marketing, independent marketing organizations, financial advisors, banks, wirehouses, and broker-dealers. The company was founded in 1919 and is based in New York, New York.

 

Stocks Buzz: AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC), American International Group, Inc. (AIG), Union Pacific Corporation (UNP)

AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.78% or $0.7 to close the day at $89.98 on active trading volume of 2.86M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.66M. The company has been outperforming the drugs wholesale group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 8.04%, compared to the industry which has dropped -1.46% over the same period. With RSI of 65.51, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $0, making it a hold for now.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation sources and distributes pharmaceutical products in the United States and internationally. Its Pharmaceutical Distribution segment distributes brand-name and generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter healthcare products, home healthcare supplies and equipment, outsourced compounded sterile preparations, and related services to various healthcare providers, including acute care hospitals and health systems, independent and chain retail pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, medical clinics, long-term care and other alternate site pharmacies, and other customers. It also provides pharmacy management, staffing, and other consulting services; supply management software to retail and institutional healthcare providers; and packaging solutions to various institutional and retail healthcare providers. In addition, this segment provides pharmaceutical distribution and other services primarily to physicians who specialize in various disease states, primarily oncology, as well as to other healthcare providers, including hospitals and dialysis clinics; distributes plasma and other blood products, injectable pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and other specialty products; and offers third party logistics and outcomes research, and other services for biotechnology and other pharmaceutical manufacturers. The company’s Other segment provides commercialization support services, including reimbursement support programs, outcomes research, contract field staffing, patient assistance and co-pay assistance programs, adherence programs, risk mitigation services, and other market access programs to pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers; specialty transportation and logistics services for the biopharmaceutical industry; and animal health care products. It markets its products and services through independent sales forces and marketing organizations. AmerisourceBergen Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) retreated with the stock falling -0.06% or $-0.04 to close at $64.9 on light trading volume of 2.84M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.89M. The New York New York 10038 based company operating under the Property & Casualty Insurance industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 24.35% up for the period and down by -0.63% so far this year. With price target of $72.13 and a 35.47% rebound from 52-week low, American International Group, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through two segments, Commercial Insurance and Consumer Insurance. The company’s Commercial Insurance segment offers general liability, commercial automobile liability, workers’ compensation, excess casualty, and crisis management causality insurance products, as well as various risk-sharing and other customized structured programs; commercial, industrial, and energy-related property insurance products; aerospace, environmental, political risk, trade credit, surety, and marine insurance products; various insurance products for small and medium sized enterprises; and professional liability insurance products. It also provides mortgage guaranty insurance; stable value wrap products, and structured settlement and terminal funding annuities; and corporate- and bank-owned life insurance and guaranteed investment contracts. This segment sells its products through independent retail and wholesale brokers, agency network, specialized marketing and consulting firms, and structured settlement brokers. Its Consumer Insurance segment offers retirement products, such as fixed annuities, and immediate and deferred income annuities; variable and fixed index annuities; and mutual funds, and plan administrative and compliance services. This segment’s products also include term and whole life, cancer, and critical illness insurance products; personal accident and supplemental health products; travel insurance products and services; automobile and homeowners, and extended warranty insurance; and identity theft and credit card protection products. It sells its products through agents, direct marketing, independent marketing organizations, financial advisors, banks, wirehouses, and broker-dealers. The company was founded in 1919 and is based in New York, New York.

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.76% or $-0.82 to close the day at $107.69 on lower than average trading volume of 2.83M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.11M. The Omaha Nebraska 68179 based company has been underperforming the railroads companies by 22.0473% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 3.87% YTD, versus the railroads industry which is up 21.33% for the same period. The RSI of 54.85 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

 

3 Trending Stocks: Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP), Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV), American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.77% or $0.3 to close the day at $39.29 on active trading volume of 4.63M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.94M. The Dallas Texas 75225 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas pipelines group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 58.79%, compared to the industry which has advanced 56.98% over the same period. With RSI of 68.22, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $43.95, making it a hold for now.

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. engages in the natural gas midstream, and intrastate transportation and storage businesses in the United States. The company’s Intrastate Transportation and Storage segment transports natural gas from various natural gas producing areas, and through ET fuel system and HPL system. It owns and operates 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas. Its Interstate Transportation and Storage segment provides natural gas transportation and storage services; owns and operates approximately 12,300 miles of interstate natural gas pipeline; and has interests in various natural gas pipelines. The company’s Midstream segment gathers, compresses, treats, blends, processes, and markets natural gas. It owns and operates 35,000 miles of in service natural gas, 31 natural gas processing plants, 21 natural gas treating facilities, and 4 natural gas conditioning facilities. The company’s Liquids Transportation and Services segment transports mixed NGLs and other hydrocarbons; stores mixed NGLs, NGL products, and petrochemical products; and separates mixed NGL streams into purity products. It owns and operates various NGL pipelines, and NGL storage facilities with aggregate storage capacity of approximately 51 million barrels. Its Investment in Sunoco Logistics segment gathers, purchases, markets, and sells crude oil; and owns and operates 1,800 miles of refined products pipelines. The company’s Retail Marketing segment sells motor fuel and merchandise at company-operated retail locations and branded convenience stores in 14 states, primarily on the east coast and south regions of the United States. Its Other segment provides natural gas compression equipment and compression services; manages coal and natural resources property, sells standing timber, and leases coal-related infrastructure facilities; and generates electrical power. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) climbed 0.25% during last trading as the stock added $0.13 to finish the day at $52.86 with about 4.56M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.97M. The $32.54B market cap company, which fluctuated between $52.18 and $53.31 during the day, currently situated 57.07% above its 52 week low of $33.96 and -2.44% away from its one year high of $54.18. The RSI of 60.8 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 704 Boeing 737 aircraft. The company served 97 destinations in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as 7 near-international countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Belize. It also sells frequent flyer points and related services to business partners participating in the Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program, including car rental agencies, hotels, restaurants, and retailers. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) saw its value decrease by -0.23% as the stock dropped $-0.15 to finish the day at a closing price of $64.12. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $48.41-$67.47 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $63.75 to $64.61 during the day, are up by 6.2% in the past three months and up by 11.52% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.7% below its 20 day moving average and -1.93% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $72.13 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 38.09. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through two segments, Commercial Insurance and Consumer Insurance. The company’s Commercial Insurance segment offers general liability, commercial automobile liability, workers’ compensation, excess casualty, and crisis management causality insurance products, as well as various risk-sharing and other customized structured programs; commercial, industrial, and energy-related property insurance products; aerospace, environmental, political risk, trade credit, surety, and marine insurance products; various insurance products for small and medium sized enterprises; and professional liability insurance products. It also provides mortgage guaranty insurance; stable value wrap products, and structured settlement and terminal funding annuities; and corporate- and bank-owned life insurance and guaranteed investment contracts. This segment sells its products through independent retail and wholesale brokers, agency network, specialized marketing and consulting firms, and structured settlement brokers. Its Consumer Insurance segment offers retirement products, such as fixed annuities, and immediate and deferred income annuities; variable and fixed index annuities; and mutual funds, and plan administrative and compliance services. This segment’s products also include term and whole life, cancer, and critical illness insurance products; personal accident and supplemental health products; travel insurance products and services; automobile and homeowners, and extended warranty insurance; and identity theft and credit card protection products. It sells its products through agents, direct marketing, independent marketing organizations, financial advisors, banks, wirehouses, and broker-dealers. The company was founded in 1919 and is based in New York, New York.

 

Stocks Buzz: Loews Corporation (L), Expedia, Inc. (EXPE), American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

Loews Corporation (L) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.34% or $0.16 to close the day at $46.58 on light trading volume of 1.55M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 971.10K. The New York New York 10065 based company has been outperforming the property & casualty insurance group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 26.75%, compared to the industry which has advanced 25.14% over the same period. With RSI of 53.18, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $43.33, making it a hold for now.

Loews Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides commercial property and casualty insurance in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and Singapore. The company offers management and professional liability insurance and risk management services, and other specialized property and casualty coverages; commercial surety and fidelity bonds; and warranty and alternative risk services primarily for vehicles and portable electronic communication devices. Its commercial property insurance products include standard and excess property, marine, and boiler and machinery coverages; and casualty insurance products comprise workers’ compensation, general and product liability, commercial auto, and umbrella coverages. The company also provides loss-sensitive insurance programs; and risk management, information, and claims administration services; and underwrites short-tail exposures in energy and marine, specialty lines products, and other products, as well as offers long term care and life settlement contracts. It markets its insurance products and services primarily through independent agents, brokers, and managing general underwriters to various customers. In addition, the company owns and operates 32 offshore drilling rigs consisting of 23 semisubmersible rigs, 5 jack-ups, and 4 drillships for companies engaged in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons. Further, it is involved in the transportation and storage of natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs), and gathering and processing of natural gas. It owns and operates natural gas pipelines covering approximately 14,090 miles of interconnected pipelines; approximately 435 miles of NGL pipelines in Louisiana and Texas; and underground storage fields with aggregate working gas capacity of approximately 205.0 billion cubic feet of natural gas. Additionally, it operates 24 hotels in the United States and Canada. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Expedia, Inc. (EXPE) grew with the stock adding 0.05% or $0.06 to close at $121.59 on light trading volume of 1.13M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.01M. The Bellevue Washington 98004 based company operating under the Lodging industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 20.1% up for the period and up by 7.34% so far this year. With price target of $140.93 and a 38.78% rebound from 52-week low, Expedia, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.97% or $-0.63 to close the day at $64.26 on higher than average trading volume of 6.2M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.19M. The New York New York 10038 based company has been outperforming the property & casualty insurance companies by 5.2638% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -1.61% YTD, versus the property & casualty insurance industry which is up 0.41% for the same period. The RSI of 39.13 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through two segments, Commercial Insurance and Consumer Insurance. The company’s Commercial Insurance segment offers general liability, commercial automobile liability, workers’ compensation, excess casualty, and crisis management causality insurance products, as well as various risk-sharing and other customized structured programs; commercial, industrial, and energy-related property insurance products; aerospace, environmental, political risk, trade credit, surety, and marine insurance products; various insurance products for small and medium sized enterprises; and professional liability insurance products. It also provides mortgage guaranty insurance; stable value wrap products, and structured settlement and terminal funding annuities; and corporate- and bank-owned life insurance and guaranteed investment contracts. This segment sells its products through independent retail and wholesale brokers, agency network, specialized marketing and consulting firms, and structured settlement brokers. Its Consumer Insurance segment offers retirement products, such as fixed annuities, and immediate and deferred income annuities; variable and fixed index annuities; and mutual funds, and plan administrative and compliance services. This segment’s products also include term and whole life, cancer, and critical illness insurance products; personal accident and supplemental health products; travel insurance products and services; automobile and homeowners, and extended warranty insurance; and identity theft and credit card protection products. It sells its products through agents, direct marketing, independent marketing organizations, financial advisors, banks, wirehouses, and broker-dealers. The company was founded in 1919 and is based in New York, New York.

 

Stocks Under Review: E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC), American International Group, Inc. (AIG), The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 2.3% or $0.86 to close the day at $38.27 on active trading volume of 5.63M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.94M. The New York New York 10020 based company has been outperforming the investment brokerage – national group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 64.53%, compared to the industry which has advanced 54.92% over the same period. With RSI of 71.14, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $41.03, making it a hold for now.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation, a financial services company, provides brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the E*TRADE Financial brand name. It operates through two segments, Trading and Investing, and Balance Sheet Management. The Trading and Investing segment offers retail brokerage products and services, investor-focused banking products, and corporate services. The Balance Sheet Management segment manages asset allocation; loans previously originated by the company or purchased from third parties; deposits and customer payables; and credit, liquidity, and interest rate risk. The company provides its services to customers through digital platforms; and a network of customer service representatives and financial consultants through phone, email, and online at two branches, as well as in person through 30 branches across the United States. E*TRADE Financial Corporation was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) retreated with the stock falling -1.23% or $-0.81 to close at $65.21 on light trading volume of 5.61M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.23M. The New York New York 10038 based company operating under the Property & Casualty Insurance industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 21.88% up for the period and down by -0.15% so far this year. With price target of $72.13 and a 36.12% rebound from 52-week low, American International Group, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through two segments, Commercial Insurance and Consumer Insurance. The company’s Commercial Insurance segment offers general liability, commercial automobile liability, workers’ compensation, excess casualty, and crisis management causality insurance products, as well as various risk-sharing and other customized structured programs; commercial, industrial, and energy-related property insurance products; aerospace, environmental, political risk, trade credit, surety, and marine insurance products; various insurance products for small and medium sized enterprises; and professional liability insurance products. It also provides mortgage guaranty insurance; stable value wrap products, and structured settlement and terminal funding annuities; and corporate- and bank-owned life insurance and guaranteed investment contracts. This segment sells its products through independent retail and wholesale brokers, agency network, specialized marketing and consulting firms, and structured settlement brokers. Its Consumer Insurance segment offers retirement products, such as fixed annuities, and immediate and deferred income annuities; variable and fixed index annuities; and mutual funds, and plan administrative and compliance services. This segment’s products also include term and whole life, cancer, and critical illness insurance products; personal accident and supplemental health products; travel insurance products and services; automobile and homeowners, and extended warranty insurance; and identity theft and credit card protection products. It sells its products through agents, direct marketing, independent marketing organizations, financial advisors, banks, wirehouses, and broker-dealers. The company was founded in 1919 and is based in New York, New York.

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.15% or $1.24 to close the day at $109.3 on lower than average trading volume of 5.57M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.19M. The Burbank California 91521 based company has been outperforming the entertainment – diversified companies by 17.6404% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 4.87% YTD, versus the entertainment – diversified industry which is up 6.9% for the same period. The RSI of 67.66 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company’s Media Networks segment operates cable programming services, including the ESPN, Disney channels, and Freeform networks; broadcast businesses, which include the ABC TV Network and eight owned television stations; radio businesses consisting of the ESPN Radio Network; and the Radio Disney network. It also produces and sells original live-action and animated television programming to first-run syndication and other television markets, as well as subscription video on demand services and in home entertainment formats, such as DVD, Blu-Ray, and iTunes. Its Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the Disneyland Resort in California. This segment also operates Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, Disney Vacation Club, Disney Cruise Line, and Adventures by Disney; and manages Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Shanghai Disney Resort, as well as licenses its intellectual property to a third party for the operations of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan. The company’s Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution in the theatrical, home entertainment, and television markets primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Touchstone banners. This segment also produces stage plays and musical recordings; licenses and produces live entertainment events; and provides visual and audio effects, and other post-production services. Its Consumer Products & Interactive Media segment licenses its trade names, characters, and visual and literary properties; develops and publishes games for mobile platforms; and sells its products through The Disney Store, DisneyStore.com, and MarvelStore.com, as well as directly to retailers. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.

 

Stocks Under Consideration: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), The Mosaic Company (MOS), American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) grew with the stock adding 0.44% or $0.26 to close at $58.7 on light trading volume of 7.12M compared its three months average trading volume of 8.89M. The Seattle Washington 98134 based company operating under the Specialty Eateries industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 1.65% up for the period and up by 5.73% so far this year. With price target of $64.73 and a 16% rebound from 52-week low, Starbucks Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Starbucks Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Americas; China/Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East, and Africa; and Channel Development. Its stores offer coffee and tea beverages, packaged roasted whole bean and ground coffees, single-serve and ready-to-drink coffee and tea products, juices, and bottled water; an assortment of fresh food and snack offerings; and various food products, such as pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and lunch items, as well as beverage-making equipment and accessories. The company also licenses its trademarks through licensed stores, and grocery and national foodservice accounts. It offers its products under the Starbucks, Teavana, Tazo, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Evolution Fresh, La Boulange, Ethos, Frappuccino, Starbucks Doubleshot, Starbucks Refreshers, and Starbucks VIA brand names. As of November 3, 2016, the company operated 25,085 stores. Starbucks Corporation was founded in 1971 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

The Mosaic Company (MOS) had a active trading with around 7.09M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.98M. The stock traded between $32.93 and $33.93 before closing at the price of $33.26 with -0.57% change on the day. The Plymouth Minnesota 55441 based company is currently trading 57.3% above its 52 week low of $22.02 and -2.15% below its 52 week high of $33.99. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $26.96 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients primarily for the agricultural industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) saw its value increase by 0.34% as the stock gained $0.22 to finish the day at a closing price of $65.72. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $48.41-$67.47 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $65.43 to $66.07 during the day, are up by 9.5% in the past three months and up by 21.43% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.62% below its 20 day moving average and 0.77% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $72 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 48.65.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through two segments, Commercial Insurance and Consumer Insurance. The company’s Commercial Insurance segment offers general liability, commercial automobile liability, workers’ compensation, excess casualty, and crisis management causality insurance products, as well as various risk-sharing and other customized structured programs; commercial, industrial, and energy-related property insurance products; aerospace, environmental, political risk, trade credit, surety, and marine insurance products; various insurance products for small and medium sized enterprises; and professional liability insurance products. It also provides mortgage guaranty insurance; stable value wrap products, and structured settlement and terminal funding annuities; and corporate- and bank-owned life insurance and guaranteed investment contracts. This segment sells its products through independent retail and wholesale brokers, agency network, specialized marketing and consulting firms, and structured settlement brokers. Its Consumer Insurance segment offers retirement products, such as fixed annuities, and immediate and deferred income annuities; variable and fixed index annuities; and mutual funds, and plan administrative and compliance services. This segment’s products also include term and whole life, cancer, and critical illness insurance products; personal accident and supplemental health products; travel insurance products and services; automobile and homeowners, and extended warranty insurance; and identity theft and credit card protection products. It sells its products through agents, direct marketing, independent marketing organizations, financial advisors, banks, wirehouses, and broker-dealers. The company was founded in 1919 and is based in New York, New York.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: American International Group, Inc. (AIG), U.S. Bancorp (USB), Altria Group, Inc. (MO)

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) climbed 0.02% during last trading as the stock added $0.01 to finish the day at $65.5 with about 6.52M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.23M. The $67.02B market cap company, which fluctuated between $65.34 and $65.93 during the day, currently situated 36.72% above its 52 week low of $48.41 and -2.92% away from its one year high of $67.47. The RSI of 46.62 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through two segments, Commercial Insurance and Consumer Insurance. The company’s Commercial Insurance segment offers general liability, commercial automobile liability, workers’ compensation, excess casualty, and crisis management causality insurance products, as well as various risk-sharing and other customized structured programs; commercial, industrial, and energy-related property insurance products; aerospace, environmental, political risk, trade credit, surety, and marine insurance products; various insurance products for small and medium sized enterprises; and professional liability insurance products. It also provides mortgage guaranty insurance; stable value wrap products, and structured settlement and terminal funding annuities; and corporate- and bank-owned life insurance and guaranteed investment contracts. This segment sells its products through independent retail and wholesale brokers, agency network, specialized marketing and consulting firms, and structured settlement brokers. Its Consumer Insurance segment offers retirement products, such as fixed annuities, and immediate and deferred income annuities; variable and fixed index annuities; and mutual funds, and plan administrative and compliance services. This segment’s products also include term and whole life, cancer, and critical illness insurance products; personal accident and supplemental health products; travel insurance products and services; automobile and homeowners, and extended warranty insurance; and identity theft and credit card protection products. It sells its products through agents, direct marketing, independent marketing organizations, financial advisors, banks, wirehouses, and broker-dealers. The company was founded in 1919 and is based in New York, New York.

U.S. Bancorp (USB) gained $0.8 to close the day at a new closing price of $51.77, a 1.57% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 43.16% above its 52 week low of $37.07. A total of 6.5M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.58M. The stock, which fluctuated between $51.01 and $52 during the day, currently situated -1.2% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.23% in the past one month and up by 18.7% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $54 and RSI of 57.53, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company, provides a range of financial services in the United States. It offers depository services, which include checking accounts, savings accounts, and time certificate contracts; and lending services, such as traditional credit products, as well as credit card services, leasing financing, import/export trade, asset-backed lending, agricultural finance, and other products. The company also provides ancillary services, including capital markets, treasury management, and receivable lock-box collection services to corporate customers; and a range of asset management and fiduciary services for individuals, estates, foundations, business corporations, and charitable organizations. In addition, it offers investment and insurance products to the company’s customers principally within its markets, as well as fund administration services to a range of mutual and other funds. Further, the company provides corporate and purchasing card, and corporate trust services; and merchant processing services, as well as offers cash and investment management, ATM processing, mortgage banking, and brokerage and leasing services. It serves individuals, businesses, institutional organizations, governmental entities, and other financial institutions. The company offers its services through a network of 3,133 banking offices primarily in the Midwest and West regions of the United States; and a network of 4,936 ATMs, as well as through on-line services and over mobile devices. U.S. Bancorp was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Altria Group, Inc. (MO) had a light trading with around 6.5M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.78M. The stock traded between $70.4 and $70.79 before closing at the price of $70.76 with 0.3% change on the day. The Richmond Virginia 23230 based company is currently trading 26.44% above its 52 week low of $58.02 and 0.18% above its 52 week high of $70.79. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 79.68 and $69.45 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop 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.