Three Movers to Watch for: GGP Inc. (GGP), American Express Company (AXP), Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM)

GGP Inc. (GGP) retreated with the stock falling -0.04% or $-0.01 to close at $25 on light trading volume of 4.28M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.2M. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company operating under the REIT – Retail industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -4.1% down for the period and up by 0.08% so far this year. With price target of $29.97 and a 5.17% rebound from 52-week low, GGP Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in Chicago, Illinois.

American Express Company (AXP) dropped $-0.09 to close the day at a new closing price of $79.51, a -0.11% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 53.7% above its 52 week low of $53.56. A total of 4.27M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.18M. The stock, which fluctuated between $78.92 and $79.6 during the day, currently situated -0.74% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.61% in the past one month and up by 10.18% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $80.56 and RSI of 68.76, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. Card Services, International Card Services, Global Commercial Services, and Global Network & Merchant Services. The company’s products and services include charge and credit card products; network services; expense management products and services; travel-related services; and stored value/prepaid products. Its products and services also comprise merchant acquisition and processing, servicing and settlement, merchant financing, point-of-sale, and marketing and information products and services for merchants; fraud prevention services; and the design of customized customer loyalty and rewards programs. The company sells its products and services to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations through direct mail, online applications, in-house and third-party sales forces, and direct response advertising. American Express Company was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) shares were down in last trading by -0.83% to $44.1. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.29% over the past week and fell -1.89% in the past month. It is currently trading -1.8% below its 50 day moving average and 2.69% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -7.23% decrease in value from its one year high of $47.88. The RSI indicator value of 46.43, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products. Its Agricultural Services segment offers agricultural commodities, such as oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, rice, and barley; and resells those commodities as food and feed ingredients, and raw materials for the agricultural processing industry. The segment is also involved in structured trade finance and the processing of wheat into wheat flour. Its Corn Processing segment offers ingredients used in the food and beverage industry, including sweeteners, starch, syrup, glucose, and dextrose; bio products; alcohol, amino acids, and other food and animal feed ingredients; and ethyl alcohol for industrial use as ethanol or as beverage grade. This segment also offers corn gluten feed and meal, and distillers’ grains; vegetable oil and protein meal; formula feeds, and animal health and nutrition products; and citric acids and glycols for food and industrial products, as well as operates a sugarcane ethanol plant. The company’s Oilseeds Processing segment processes soybeans and soft seeds into vegetable oils and protein meals. It offers ingredients for the food, feed, energy, and industrial products industries; crude vegetable and salad oils; partially refined oils; oilseed protein meals; peanuts, tree nuts, and peanut-derived ingredients; cottonseed flour for the pharmaceutical industry; cotton cellulose pulp for the chemical, paper, and filter markets; and agricultural commodity raw materials. Its Wild Flavors and Specialty Ingredients segment offers natural flavor ingredients, flavor systems, natural colors, proteins, emulsifiers, soluble fiber, polyols, hydrocolloids, natural health and nutrition products, edible beans, and other specialty food and feed ingredients. The company is also involved in futures commission and insurance activities. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN), Reynolds American Inc. (RAI), American Express Company (AXP)

Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) grew with the stock adding 1.42% or $0.59 to close at $42.1 on active trading volume of 2.98M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.49M. The San Mateo California 94403 based company operating under the Asset Management industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 26.98% up for the period and up by 6.37% so far this year. With price target of $38.91 and a 39.99% rebound from 52-week low, Franklin Resources, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Franklin Resources, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides its services to individuals, institutions, pension plans, trusts, and partnerships. It launches equity, fixed income, balanced, and multi-asset mutual funds through its subsidiaries. The firm invests in the public equity, fixed income, and alternative markets. Franklin Resources, Inc. was founded in 1947 and is based in San Mateo, California with an additional office in Hyderabad, India.

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) dropped $-0.29 to close the day at a new closing price of $60.02, a -0.48% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 39.52% above its 52 week low of $43.38. A total of 6.83M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.63M. The stock, which fluctuated between $59.89 and $60.26 during the day, currently situated -1.46% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 7.24% in the past one month and up by 12.96% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $57.01 and RSI of 65.56, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Reynolds American Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products in the United States. It operates through RJR Tobacco, Santa Fe, and American Snuff segments. The RJR Tobacco segment offers cigarettes under the NEWPORT, CAMEL, PALL MALL, DORAL, MISTY, and CAPRI brands; and CAMEL Snus, a smoke-free tobacco product, as well as manages various licensed brands, including DUNHILL and STATE EXPRESS 555. The Santa Fe segment manufactures and markets cigarettes and other tobacco products under the NATURAL AMERICAN SPIRIT brand. The American Snuff segment provides smokeless tobacco products, such as moist snuff under GRIZZLY and KODIAK brand names. The company also manufactures and markets digital vapor cigarettes under the VUSE brand name; and markets nicotine replacement therapy products under the ZONNIC brand. It distributes its products primarily through direct wholesale deliveries from a local distribution center and public warehouses. Reynolds American Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

American Express Company (AXP) shares were up in last trading by 0.63% to $79.41. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.17% over the past week and grew 3.64% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.06% above its 50 day moving average and 18.46% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a 0.29% increase in value from its one year high of $79.45. The RSI indicator value of 69.83, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. Card Services, International Card Services, Global Commercial Services, and Global Network & Merchant Services. The company’s products and services include charge and credit card products; network services; expense management products and services; travel-related services; and stored value/prepaid products. Its products and services also comprise merchant acquisition and processing, servicing and settlement, merchant financing, point-of-sale, and marketing and information products and services for merchants; fraud prevention services; and the design of customized customer loyalty and rewards programs. The company sells its products and services to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations through direct mail, online applications, in-house and third-party sales forces, and direct response advertising. American Express Company was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW), Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST), American Express Company (AXP)

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW) fell -0.53% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.48 to finish the day at $90.34 with about 2.23M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.34M. The $19.67B market cap company, which fluctuated between $89.89 and $90.79 during the day, currently situated 17.48% above its 52 week low of $81.12 and -25.8% away from its one year high of $121.75. The RSI of 39.94 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation provides products and technologies to treat structural heart disease and critically ill patients worldwide. It offers transcatheter heart valve therapy products comprising transcatheter aortic heart valves and their delivery systems for the nonsurgical replacement of heart valves. The company also provides surgical heart valve therapy products, such as pericardial valves for aortic and mitral replacement, and minimally invasive aortic heart valve system; and tissue heart valves and repair products, which are used to replace or repair a patient’s diseased or defective heart valve. In addition, it produces pericardial valves from biologically inert animal tissue; and provides heart valve repair therapies, including annuloplasty rings and systems. Further, the company offers critical care products, such as hemodynamic monitoring systems to measure a patient’s heart function in surgical and intensive care settings; pulmonary artery catheters; and continuous venous oximetry catheter for measuring central venous oxygen saturation. Additionally, its critical care products include disposable pressure monitoring devices and closed blood sampling systems to protect patients and clinicians from infection; and peripheral vascular products used to treat endolumenal occlusive disease, such as embolectomy catheters for removing blood clots from peripheral blood vessels. The company distributes its products through direct sales force and independent distributors. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) gained $0.62 to close the day at a new closing price of $68.79, a 0.91% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 33.18% above its 52 week low of $52. A total of 2.22M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.7M. The stock, which fluctuated between $67.84 and $68.96 during the day, currently situated -1.26% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.37% in the past one month and up by 9.65% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $71.04 and RSI of 67.18, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. The company’s Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices primarily to middle income households; and dd’s DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices to customers from households with moderate income. As of October 10, 2016, it operated 1,342 Ross Dress for Less stores in 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam; and 193 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in 15 states. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.

American Express Company (AXP) had a light trading with around 2.19M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.37M. The stock traded between $78.23 and $78.69 before closing at the price of $78.48 with 0.38% change on the day. The New York New York 10285 based company is currently trading 59.13% above its 52 week low of $52.73 and 0.08% above its 52 week high of $78.69. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 65.22 and $80.56 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. Card Services, International Card Services, Global Commercial Services, and Global Network & Merchant Services. The company’s products and services include charge and credit card products; network services; expense management products and services; travel-related services; and stored value/prepaid products. Its products and services also comprise merchant acquisition and processing, servicing and settlement, merchant financing, point-of-sale, and marketing and information products and services for merchants; fraud prevention services; and the design of customized customer loyalty and rewards programs. The company sells its products and services to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations through direct mail, online applications, in-house and third-party sales forces, and direct response advertising. American Express Company was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA), American Express Company (AXP), Kellogg Company (K)

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) saw its value decrease by -1.64% as the stock dropped $-0.46 to finish the day at a closing price of $27.53. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $23.66-$29.75 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $27.34 to $28.01 during the day, are up by 7.75% in the past three months and up by 7.33% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.91% below its 20 day moving average and -1.32% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $27.8 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 43.2.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. It operates through U.S. Networks; International Networks; and Education and Other segments. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Velocity, Discovery Family, American Heroes, Destination America, Discovery Life, Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Kids brands. Its content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. The company also develops and sells curriculum-based education products and services comprising online suite of curriculum-based VOD tools, professional development services, and digital textbooks, as well as student assessments; and publishes hard copy curriculum-based content for K-12 schools. In addition, it operates production studios that develop content for television service providers, as well as Websites. The company provides content through various distribution platforms, including pay-TV, free-to-air and broadcast television, digital distribution arrangements, and content licensing agreements, as well as various platforms, such as brand-aligned Websites, Web-native networks, on-line streaming, mobile devices, video on demand (VOD), and broadband channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated approximately 380 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. The company is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

American Express Company (AXP) shares were up in last trading by 0.1% to $77.8. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.35% over the past week and grew 2.56% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.64% above its 50 day moving average and 16.52% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.79% decrease in value from its one year high of $78.42. The RSI indicator value of 59.61, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. Card Services, International Card Services, Global Commercial Services, and Global Network & Merchant Services. The company’s products and services include charge and credit card products; network services; expense management products and services; travel-related services; and stored value/prepaid products. Its products and services also comprise merchant acquisition and processing, servicing and settlement, merchant financing, point-of-sale, and marketing and information products and services for merchants; fraud prevention services; and the design of customized customer loyalty and rewards programs. The company sells its products and services to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations through direct mail, online applications, in-house and third-party sales forces, and direct response advertising. American Express Company was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Kellogg Company (K) traded within a range of $72.68 to $73.6 after opening the day at $72.85. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.3% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.88% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $73.49 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -14.55% below its 52 week high of $87.16 and 7.32% above its 12-month low of $70.74. The shares are down by over -1.25% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 57.68 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Kellogg Company manufactures and markets ready-to-eat cereal and convenience foods. It operates through U.S. Morning Foods, U.S. Snacks, U.S. Specialty, North America Other, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific segments. The company’s principal products include cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit-flavored snacks, frozen waffles, and veggie foods, as well as health and wellness bars, and beverages. It offers cereal products under the Kellogg’s brand name; and cookies, crackers, crisps, and other convenience foods under the Kellogg’s, Keebler, Cheez-It, Murray, Austin, and Famous Amos brands. The company sells its products for grocery trade through direct sales forces; and to supermarkets through a direct store-door delivery system, as well as use brokers and distributors. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Battle Creek, Michigan.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC), Dominion Resources, Inc. (D), American Express Company (AXP)

Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) saw its value increase by 1.97% as the stock gained $1.69 to finish the day at a closing price of $87.39. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $69.72-$89.66 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $85.51 to $87.43 during the day, are up by 10.99% in the past three months and up by 7.37% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.05% above its 20 day moving average and 1.59% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $83.56 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 61.66.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Omnicom Group Inc. provides advertising, marketing, and corporate communications services. It offers a range of services in advertising, customer relationship management, public relations, and specialty communications areas. The company’s services include advertising, brand consultancy, content marketing, corporate social responsibility consulting, crisis communication, custom publishing, data analytics, database management, direct marketing, entertainment marketing, environmental design, experiential marketing, field marketing, financial/corporate business-to-business advertising, graphic arts/digital imaging, healthcare communications, and instore design services. Its services also comprise interactive marketing, investor relations, marketing research, media planning and buying, mobile marketing, multi-cultural marketing, non-profit marketing, organizational communications, package design, product placement, promotional marketing, public affairs, public relations, reputation consulting, retail marketing, search engine marketing, social media marketing, and sports and event marketing services. The company offers its services in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and other Asian countries. Omnicom Group Inc. was founded in 1944 and is based in New York, New York.

Dominion Resources, Inc. (D) shares were up in last trading by 0.71% to $72.21. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -4.05% over the past week and fell -5.34% in the past month. It is currently trading -3.77% below its 50 day moving average and -1.65% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.84% decrease in value from its one year high of $78.97. The RSI indicator value of 35.99, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Dominion Resources, Inc. produces and transports energy in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Dominion Virginia Power (DVP), Dominion Generation, and Dominion Energy. The DVP segment engages in regulated electric transmission and distribution operations that serve residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers in Virginia and North Carolina. The Dominion Generation segment is involved in electricity generation through coal, nuclear, gas, oil, hydro, and renewable sources; and related energy supply operations. It also comprises generation operations of the company’s merchant fleet and energy marketing, and price risk management activities for its assets. The Dominion Energy segment engages in regulated natural gas distribution operations, gas transmission pipeline and storage operations, natural gas gathering and processing activities, and liquefied natural gas operations. As of December 31, 2015, the company’s portfolio of assets included approximately 24,300 megawatts of generating capacity; 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines; 57,300 miles of electric distribution lines; 12,200 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering, and storage pipelines; and 22,000 miles of gas distribution pipelines. It served approximately 5 million utility and retail energy customers in 14 states; and operated underground natural gas storage systems with approximately 933 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. In addition, the company sells electricity at wholesale prices to rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, and into wholesale electricity markets. Dominion Resources, Inc. was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

American Express Company (AXP) traded within a range of $77.48 to $78.41 after opening the day at $77.72. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 5.5% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.28% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $77.82 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -0.77% below its 52 week high of $78.42 and 57.79% above its 12-month low of $50.27. The shares are up by over 19.63% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 61.99 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. Card Services, International Card Services, Global Commercial Services, and Global Network & Merchant Services. The company’s products and services include charge and credit card products; network services; expense management products and services; travel-related services; and stored value/prepaid products. Its products and services also comprise merchant acquisition and processing, servicing and settlement, merchant financing, point-of-sale, and marketing and information products and services for merchants; fraud prevention services; and the design of customized customer loyalty and rewards programs. The company sells its products and services to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations through direct mail, online applications, in-house and third-party sales forces, and direct response advertising. American Express Company was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

3 Trending Stocks: American Express Company (AXP), Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM), CMS Energy Corporation (CMS)

American Express Company (AXP) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.33% or $-0.25 to close the day at $76.51 on light trading volume of 3.65M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.51M. The New York New York 10285 based company has been outperforming the credit services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 44.13%, compared to the industry which has advanced 22.3% over the same period. With RSI of 55.41, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $80.16, making it a hold for now.

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. Card Services, International Card Services, Global Commercial Services, and Global Network & Merchant Services. The company’s products and services include charge and credit card products; network services; expense management products and services; travel-related services; and stored value/prepaid products. Its products and services also comprise merchant acquisition and processing, servicing and settlement, merchant financing, point-of-sale, and marketing and information products and services for merchants; fraud prevention services; and the design of customized customer loyalty and rewards programs. The company sells its products and services to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations through direct mail, online applications, in-house and third-party sales forces, and direct response advertising. American Express Company was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) climbed 0.5% during last trading as the stock added $0.22 to finish the day at $43.99 with about 3.62M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.39M. The $25.31B market cap company, which fluctuated between $43.49 and $44.13 during the day, currently situated 43.68% above its 52 week low of $31.3 and -7.46% away from its one year high of $47.88. The RSI of 44.78 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products. Its Agricultural Services segment offers agricultural commodities, such as oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, rice, and barley; and resells those commodities as food and feed ingredients, and raw materials for the agricultural processing industry. The segment is also involved in structured trade finance and the processing of wheat into wheat flour. Its Corn Processing segment offers ingredients used in the food and beverage industry, including sweeteners, starch, syrup, glucose, and dextrose; bio products; alcohol, amino acids, and other food and animal feed ingredients; and ethyl alcohol for industrial use as ethanol or as beverage grade. This segment also offers corn gluten feed and meal, and distillers’ grains; vegetable oil and protein meal; formula feeds, and animal health and nutrition products; and citric acids and glycols for food and industrial products, as well as operates a sugarcane ethanol plant. The company’s Oilseeds Processing segment processes soybeans and soft seeds into vegetable oils and protein meals. It offers ingredients for the food, feed, energy, and industrial products industries; crude vegetable and salad oils; partially refined oils; oilseed protein meals; peanuts, tree nuts, and peanut-derived ingredients; cottonseed flour for the pharmaceutical industry; cotton cellulose pulp for the chemical, paper, and filter markets; and agricultural commodity raw materials. Its Wild Flavors and Specialty Ingredients segment offers natural flavor ingredients, flavor systems, natural colors, proteins, emulsifiers, soluble fiber, polyols, hydrocolloids, natural health and nutrition products, edible beans, and other specialty food and feed ingredients. The company is also involved in futures commission and insurance activities. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) saw its value increase by 1.52% as the stock gained $0.64 to finish the day at a closing price of $42.76. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $38.32-$46.25 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $41.78 to $43.62 during the day, are up by 4.55% in the past three months and down by -1.61% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.55% above its 20 day moving average and 4.13% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $44.31 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 68.94. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. It operates through three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises. The Electric Utility segment engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to residential, commercial, and diversified industrial customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. It operates a network of coal, gas, hydroelectric, oil, and wind generation plants. This segment’s distribution system includes 434 miles of high-voltage distribution radial lines; 4,251 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 18 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 56,023 miles of electric distribution overhead lines; 10,383 miles of underground distribution lines; and substations with an aggregate transformer capacity of 24 million thousand volt-amperes. The Gas Utility segment is involved in the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas. This segment’s gas transmission, storage, and distribution system comprises 1,686 miles of transmission lines; 15 gas storage fields with a total storage capacity of 309 billion cubic feet and a working gas volume of 151 billion cubic feet; 27,537 miles of distribution mains; and 7 compressor stations with a total of 157,939 installed and available horsepower. The Enterprises segment engages in the independent power production and marketing activities. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had ownership interests in independent power plants fueled by natural gas and biomass totaling 1,177 megawatts. The company also provides unsecured consumer installment loans for financing home improvements. CMS Energy Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN), American Express Company (AXP), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)

Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) saw its value decrease by -1.07% as the stock dropped $-0.43 to finish the day at a closing price of $39.74. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $30.56-$42.18 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $39.56 to $40.1 during the day, are up by 16.81% in the past three months and up by 11.43% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.92% below its 20 day moving average and -0.42% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $38.38 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 45.56.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Franklin Resources, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides its services to individuals, institutions, pension plans, trusts, and partnerships. It launches equity, fixed income, balanced, and multi-asset mutual funds through its subsidiaries. The firm invests in the public equity, fixed income, and alternative markets. Franklin Resources, Inc. was founded in 1947 and is based in San Mateo, California with an additional office in Hyderabad, India.

American Express Company (AXP) shares were down in last trading by -1.16% to $76.38. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.36% over the past week and grew 3.77% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.7% above its 50 day moving average and 15.12% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.1% decrease in value from its one year high of $78.02. The RSI indicator value of 54.44, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. Card Services, International Card Services, Global Commercial Services, and Global Network & Merchant Services. The company’s products and services include charge and credit card products; network services; expense management products and services; travel-related services; and stored value/prepaid products. Its products and services also comprise merchant acquisition and processing, servicing and settlement, merchant financing, point-of-sale, and marketing and information products and services for merchants; fraud prevention services; and the design of customized customer loyalty and rewards programs. The company sells its products and services to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations through direct mail, online applications, in-house and third-party sales forces, and direct response advertising. American Express Company was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) traded within a range of $84.09 to $86.15 after opening the day at $85.6. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.38% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.63% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $84.63 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -4.01% below its 52 week high of $88.17 and 65.76% above its 12-month low of $52.5. The shares are up by over 23.13% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 49.07 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. operates as a financial services company worldwide. It operates through Consumer & Community Banking, Corporate & Investment Bank, Commercial Banking, and Asset Management segments. The Consumer & Community Banking segment offers deposit and investment products and services to consumers; lending, deposit, and cash management and payment solutions to small businesses; residential mortgages and home equity loans; and credit cards, payment services, payment processing services, auto loans and leases, and student loans. The Corporate & Investment Bank segment provides investment banking products and services, including advising on corporate strategy and structure, capital-raising in equity and debt markets, as well as loan origination and syndication; treasury services, such as cash management and liquidity solutions; and cash securities and derivative instruments, risk management solutions, prime brokerage, and research services. It also offers securities services, including custody, fund accounting and administration, and securities lending products for asset managers, insurance companies, and public and private investment funds. The Commercial Banking segment offers financial solutions, including lending, treasury, investment banking, and asset management to corporations, municipalities, financial institutions, and nonprofit entities, as well as financing to real estate investors and owners. The Asset Management segment provides investment and wealth management services across various asset classes, such as equities, fixed income, alternatives, and money market funds; multi-asset investment management services; retirement services; and brokerage and banking services comprising trusts, estates, loans, mortgages, and deposits. It has a strategic relationship with InvestCloud for the development of new digital capabilities for individual investors. JPMorgan Chase & Co. was founded in 1799 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP), American Express Company (AXP), International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.46% or $-0.18 to close the day at $38.83 on light trading volume of 3.55M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.99M. The Dallas Texas 75225 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas pipelines group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 46.2%, compared to the industry which has advanced 54.52% over the same period. With RSI of 68.07, 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.

American Express Company (AXP) fell -0.1% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.08 to finish the day at $76.85 with about 3.52M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.48M. The $70.34B market cap company, which fluctuated between $76.54 and $77.3 during the day, currently situated 55.83% above its 52 week low of $50.27 and -1.5% away from its one year high of $78.02. The RSI of 59.08 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. Card Services, International Card Services, Global Commercial Services, and Global Network & Merchant Services. The company’s products and services include charge and credit card products; network services; expense management products and services; travel-related services; and stored value/prepaid products. Its products and services also comprise merchant acquisition and processing, servicing and settlement, merchant financing, point-of-sale, and marketing and information products and services for merchants; fraud prevention services; and the design of customized customer loyalty and rewards programs. The company sells its products and services to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations through direct mail, online applications, in-house and third-party sales forces, and direct response advertising. American Express Company was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) saw its value decrease by -0.76% as the stock dropped $-1.36 to finish the day at a closing price of $177.3. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $116.9-$179.25 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $177.3 to $179.2 during the day, are up by 17.85% in the past three months and up by 11.83% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.74% above its 20 day moving average and 6.82% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $163.55 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 70.48. The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. The company’s Global Technology Services segment provides IT infrastructure services, such as IT outsourcing, integrated technology, cloud, and technology support services. Its Global Business Services segment offers consulting and systems integration services for strategy and transformation, application innovation services, enterprise applications, and analytics; application management, maintenance, and support services; and processing platforms and business process outsourcing services. The company’s Software segment provides middleware and operating systems software, including WebSphere software to integrate and manage business processes; information management software that enables clients to integrate, manage, and analyze data from various sources; Tivoli software that manages business infrastructure in real time; Workforce Solutions, which enables businesses to connect people and processes; and Rational software that supports software development. This segment also provides Watson software to interact in natural language, process big data, and learn from interactions with people and computers; Watson Health that offers data analytics and insights of individual health; and Watson Internet of Things that allows direct sensing and communication of data. Its Systems Hardware segment offers infrastructure technologies, such as servers for businesses, organizations, and technical computing applications; and data storage products and solutions. The company’s Global Financing segment provides lease and loan financing; commercial financing to suppliers, distributors, and remarketers; and remanufacturing and remarketing services. The company was formerly known as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. and changed its name to International Business Machines Corporation in 1924. The company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Armonk, New York.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Capital One Financial Corporation (COF), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), American Express Company (AXP)

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) saw its value decrease by -0.39% as the stock dropped $-0.35 to finish the day at a closing price of $88.38. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $58.03-$91.64 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $87.12 to $88.83 during the day, are up by 17.86% in the past three months and up by 32.08% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.22% above its 20 day moving average and 1.72% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $95.39 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 52.51.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA); and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provide various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking. The company offers various non-interest bearing and interest-bearing deposits, such as demand deposits, money market deposits, time deposits, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, and savings accounts. It also provides credit card loans and installment loans; auto, home, and retail banking loans; and commercial and multifamily real estate, commercial and industrial, and small-ticket commercial real estate loans. In addition, the company offers credit and debit card products; online direct banking services; and treasury management and depository services. It serves consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients through the Internet and other distribution channels, as well as through branches located in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) operates independently of Signet Banking Corp. as of February 28, 1995.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) shares were up in last trading by 1.66% to $57.55. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.33% over the past week and grew 1.95% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.01% above its 50 day moving average and 1.28% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.27% decrease in value from its one year high of $63.43. The RSI indicator value of 60, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

American Express Company (AXP) traded within a range of $76.4 to $78.02 after opening the day at $78. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.24% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.7% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $76.89 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -1.42% below its 52 week high of $78.02 and 55.91% above its 12-month low of $50.27. The shares are up by over 15.1% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 58.66 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. Card Services, International Card Services, Global Commercial Services, and Global Network & Merchant Services. The company’s products and services include charge and credit card products; network services; expense management products and services; travel-related services; and stored value/prepaid products. Its products and services also comprise merchant acquisition and processing, servicing and settlement, merchant financing, point-of-sale, and marketing and information products and services for merchants; fraud prevention services; and the design of customized customer loyalty and rewards programs. The company sells its products and services to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations through direct mail, online applications, in-house and third-party sales forces, and direct response advertising. American Express Company was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Stocks Alert: The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), Hess Corporation (HES), American Express Company (AXP)

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) retreated with the stock falling -0.01% or $-0.01 to close at $138.06 on light trading volume of 4.05M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.29M. The Atlanta Georgia 30339 based company operating under the Home Improvement Stores industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 15.85% up for the period and up by 2.97% so far this year. With price target of $148.08 and a 28.62% rebound from 52-week low, The Home Depot, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (DIFM), and professional customers. The company offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its DIFM customers through third-party installers. It primarily serves home owners; and renovators/remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, installers, small business owners, and tradesmen. The company also sells its products through online. As of December 31, 2015, it had 2,274 stores, including 1,977 in the United States, 182 in Canada, and 115 in Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Hess Corporation (HES) gained $0.37 to close the day at a new closing price of $57.52, a 0.65% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 72.26% above its 52 week low of $34.02. A total of 4.01M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.39M. The stock, which fluctuated between $56.65 and $58.03 during the day, currently situated -11.91% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -9.5% in the past one month and up by 9.46% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $65.63 and RSI of 41.16, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

American Express Company (AXP) shares were up in last trading by 1.92% to $77.43. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.08% over the past week and grew 3.24% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.03% above its 50 day moving average and 17.45% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.73% decrease in value from its one year high of $78. The RSI indicator value of 63.79, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. Card Services, International Card Services, Global Commercial Services, and Global Network & Merchant Services. The company’s products and services include charge and credit card products; network services; expense management products and services; travel-related services; and stored value/prepaid products. Its products and services also comprise merchant acquisition and processing, servicing and settlement, merchant financing, point-of-sale, and marketing and information products and services for merchants; fraud prevention services; and the design of customized customer loyalty and rewards programs. The company sells its products and services to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations through direct mail, online applications, in-house and third-party sales forces, and direct response advertising. American Express Company was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, New York.