Worth Watching Stocks: Union Pacific Corporation (UNP), United Technologies Corporation (UTX), Apache Corporation (APA)

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) saw its value decrease by -0.36% as the stock dropped $-0.39 to finish the day at a closing price of $109.39. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $77.07-$111.38 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $108.5 to $110 during the day, are up by 11.03% in the past three months and up by 17.04% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.07% above its 20 day moving average and 3.47% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $112.82 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 60.92.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

United Technologies Corporation (UTX) shares were up in last trading by 0.14% to $112.07. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.4% over the past week and grew 2.1% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.23% above its 50 day moving average and 7.88% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.08% decrease in value from its one year high of $112.83. The RSI indicator value of 62.8, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. Its Otis segment designs, manufactures, sells, and installs passenger and freight elevators, escalators, and moving walkways; and offers modernization products to upgrade elevators and escalators, as well as maintenance and repair services. The company’s UTC Climate, Controls & Security segment provides heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration solutions, such as controls for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation applications. This segment offers electronic security products, including intruder alarms, access control systems, and video surveillance systems; fire safety products; and design, installation, systems integration, repair, maintenance, monitoring, and inspection services. Its Pratt & Whitney segment supplies aircraft engines for commercial, military, business jet, and general aviation markets; and provides aftermarket maintenance, repair, and overhaul, as well as fleet management services. The company’s UTC Aerospace Systems segment provides electric power generation, power management, and distribution systems; air data and aircraft sensing systems; engine control, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; engine components; environmental control systems; fire and ice detection, and protection systems; propeller systems; engine nacelle systems; aircraft lighting and seating, and cargo systems; actuation and landing systems; space products and subsystems; and aftermarket services. United Technologies Corporation offers its services through manufacturers’ representatives, distributors, wholesalers, dealers, retail outlets, and sales representatives, as well as directly to customers. United Technologies Corporation was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut.

Apache Corporation (APA) traded within a range of $54.96 to $55.98 after opening the day at $55.77. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -12.6% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.61% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $55.25 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -19.61% below its 52 week high of $69 and 55.72% above its 12-month low of $36.09. The shares are down by over -12.49% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 25.26 is bullish. They are not pointing to a rebound in the stock. We should get in as it looks to have found a bottom.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks Buzz: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), Apache Corporation (APA), Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC)

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.7% or $-0.23 to close the day at $13.26 on light trading volume of 40.42M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 57.29M. The Sunnyvale California 94088 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – broad line group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 624.59%, compared to the industry which has advanced 48.27% over the same period. With RSI of 67.2, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $11.03, making it a hold for now.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. operates as a semiconductor company worldwide. The company’s products primarily include x86 microprocessors as an accelerated processing unit (APU), chipsets, discrete graphics processing units (GPUs), and semi-custom System-on-Chip (SoC) products. It provides x86 microprocessors for desktop PCs under the AMD A-Series, AMD E-Series, AMD FX CPU, AMD Athlon CPU and APU, AMD Sempron APU and CPU, and AMD Pro A-Series APU brands; and microprocessors for notebook and 2-in-1s under the AMD A-Series, AMD E-Series, AMD C-Series, AMD Z-Series, AMD FX APU, AMD Phenom, AMD Athlon CPU and APU, AMD Turion, and AMD Sempron APU and CPU brands. The company also offers chipsets with and without integrated graphics features for desktop, notebook PCs, and servers, as well as controller hub-based chipsets for its APUs under the AMD brand; and AMD PRO mobile and desktop processors. In addition, it provides discrete desktop graphics products and discrete GPUs for notebooks under the AMD Radeon brand; professional graphics products under the AMD FirePro brand; and customer-specific solutions based on AMD’s CPU, GPU, and multi-media technologies. Further, the company offers microprocessors for server platforms under the AMD Opteron; embedded processor solutions for interactive digital signage, casino gaming, and medical imaging under the AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon, AMD Sempron, AMD Geode, AMD R-Series, and G-Series brands; and semi-custom SoC products that power the Sony Playstation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One game consoles. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. sells its products through its direct sales force, independent distributors, and sales representatives. The company serves original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, system builders, and independent distributors. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Apache Corporation (APA) retreated with the stock falling -2.94% or $-1.68 to close at $55.5 on active trading volume of 7.44M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.1M. The Houston Texas 77056 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 50.67% up for the period and down by -12.21% so far this year. With price target of $65.59 and a 56.43% rebound from 52-week low, Apache Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.28% or $0.19 to close the day at $68.33 on lower than average trading volume of 3.49M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.25M. The The Woodlands Texas 77380 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas companies by 11.9305% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -2.01% YTD, versus the independent oil & gas industry which is down -1.75% for the same period. The RSI of 44.83 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (PAA), ONEOK, Inc. (OKE), Apache Corporation (APA)

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (PAA) had a active trading with around 2.73M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.52M. The stock traded between $30.77 and $31.75 before closing at the price of $31.27 with 0.03% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77002 based company is currently trading 125.93% above its 52 week low of $17.46 and -6.3% below its 52 week high of $33.95. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 47.04 and $33.93 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., through with its subsidiaries, engages in the transportation, storage, terminalling, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), natural gas, and refined products in the United States and Canada. Its Transportation segment transports crude oil and NGL through pipelines, gathering systems, trucks, and barges. As of December 31, 2015, this segment owned and leased 18,100 miles of active crude oil and NGL pipelines and gathering systems; 30 million barrels of active and above-ground tank capacity; 830 trailers; 142 transport and storage barges; and 64 transport tugs. The company’s Facilities segment provides storage, terminalling, and throughput services for crude oil, refined products, NGL, and natural gas; and NGL fractionation and isomerization, and natural gas and condensate processing services. As of December 31, 2015, it owned and operated approximately 80 million barrels of crude oil and refined products storage capacity; 25 million barrels of NGL storage capacity; 97 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage working capacity; 31 billion cubic feet of base gas; 10 natural gas processing plants; 1 condensate processing facility; 7 fractionation plants; 28 crude oil and NGL rail terminals; 6 marine facilities; and 1,100 miles of active pipelines. Its Supply and Logistics segment purchases crude oil at the wellhead, pipeline, terminal, and rail facilities; purchases cargos at load port and various locations in transit; stores inventory, and NGL and natural gas; purchases NGL; resells or exchanges crude oil and NGL; transports crude oil and NGL on trucks, barges, railcars, pipelines, and ocean-going vessels; and purchases and sells natural gas. As of December 31, 2015, it owned 13 million barrels of crude oil and NGL linefill; 5 million barrels of crude oil and NGL linefill; 990 trucks and 1,100 trailers; and 10,100 crude oil and NGL railcars. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

ONEOK, Inc. (OKE) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.34% or $0.19 to close the day at $55.31 on active trading volume of 2.73M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.26M. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74103 based company has been outperforming the gas utilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 197.53%, compared to the industry which has advanced 14.75% over the same period. With RSI of 49.08, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $54.46, making it a hold for now.

ONEOK, Inc., through its general partner interests in ONEOK Partners, L.P., engages in the gathering, processing, storage, and transportation of natural gas in the United States. It operates through the Natural Gas Gathering and Processing, the Natural Gas Liquids, and the Natural Gas Pipelines segments. The company gathers, treats, fractionates, stores, and transports natural gas liquids (NGL), as well as owns natural gas liquids gathering and distribution pipelines, natural gas liquids distribution and refined petroleum products pipelines, and terminal and storage facilities; and operates interstate and intrastate regulated natural gas transmission pipelines and natural gas storage facilities, as well as stores, markets, and distributes NGL products to petrochemical manufacturers, heating fuel users, ethanol producers, refineries, exporters, and propane distributors. It also owns and operates a parking garage in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma; and leases excess office space to others. ONEOK, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Apache Corporation (APA) shares were up in last trading by 0.81% to $57.38. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -3.79% over the past week and fell -9.66% in the past month. It is currently trading -9.11% below its 50 day moving average and -0.88% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -16.51% decrease in value from its one year high of $69. The RSI indicator value of 32.3, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN), Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD), Apache Corporation (APA)

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN) grew with the stock adding 0.14% or $0.12 to close at $83.96 on active trading volume of 3.13M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.31M. The Glenview Illinois 60026 based company operating under the Processed & Packaged Goods industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 26.3% up for the period and up by 18.65% so far this year. With price target of $78 and a 28.69% rebound from 52-week low, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company manufactures, distributes, and sells infant formulas, children’s nutrition, and other nutritional products. It offers routine infant formula products as a breast milk substitute for healthy infants for use as the infant’s source of nutrition, as well as a supplement to breastfeeding under the Enfamil Premium, Enfapro Premium, Enfalac A+, and Enfamil A+ names; and solutions products to address common feeding tolerance problems, including spit-up, fussiness, gas, and lactose intolerance under the Enfamil Gentlease, Enfamil A.R., Enfamil ProSobee, and Enfamil LactoFree names. The company also provides specialty formula products, including formulas for addressing special medical needs, such as Nutramigen for cow’s milk protein allergies, as well as Puramino, an amino acid formula for cow’s milk protein allergies or multiple other food allergies; Enfamil Premature to meet the needs of premature and low birth weight infants; EnfaCare, a hypercaloric formula for premature babies at home; and produces medical foods for nutritional management of individuals with rare, inborn errors of metabolism comprising maple syrup urine disease and phenylketonuria. In addition, it offers children’s nutrition products comprising products for meeting children’s nutritional needs at toddlers and older children stage, as well as offer milk modifiers under the Enfagrow, Sustagen, Lactum, ChocoMilk, and Cal-C-Tose names; a range of other products, including pre-natal and post-natal nutritional supplements for expectant and nursing mothers under the Expecta and EnfaMama names; and pediatric vitamin products under the Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol name, as well as multivitamins and iron supplements for infants. The company sells its products to mothers, health care professionals, and retailers in approximately 50 countries in Asia, North America, Latin America, and Europe. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Glenview, Illinois.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) gained $0.56 to close the day at a new closing price of $47.83, a 1.18% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 14.04% above its 52 week low of $42.42. A total of 3.11M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.07M. The stock, which fluctuated between $47.29 and $48.05 during the day, currently situated -10.22% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 7.97% in the past one month and up by 8.09% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $46.77 and RSI of 73.56, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and Specialty Products Division (SPD). The Consumer Domestic segment offers household products, such as baking soda, carpet and cat litter deodorizers, clumping cat litters, washing soda, fabric softeners, daily shower cleaners, cleaning products, dishwashing detergents and boosters, laundry and cleaning solutions, and bathroom cleaners, as well as powder, liquid, and unit dose laundry detergents; and personal care products comprising toothpastes and oral rinses, home pregnancy and ovulation test kits, deodorants and antiperspirants, toothbrushes, shampoos, dietary supplements, depilatories, lotions, creams, waxes, oral analgesics, nasal saline moisturizers, and feminine hygiene products, as well as condoms, lubricants, and vibrating products. The Consumer International segment sells personal care, household, and over-the-counter products in international markets, such as Canada, France, Australia, China, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Brazil. The SPD segment offers animal nutrition products, including feed grade sodium bicarbonate, rumen fermentation enhancers, feed grade potassium carbonate, rumen bypass fat and lysine, omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, natural sodium sesquicarbonate, and refined functional carbohydrate; and specialty chemicals, such as performance grade sodium bicarbonate, and potassium carbonate and bicarbonate. It also provides specialty cleaners, such as aqueous cleaners and deodorizers for commercial and industrial applications. The company sells its products through supermarkets, mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstores, convenience stores, home stores, dollar and pet stores, and other specialty stores, as well as through Websites. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey.

Apache Corporation (APA) shares were down in last trading by -0.18% to $56.93. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.47% over the past week and fell -8.34% in the past month. It is currently trading -10.1% below its 50 day moving average and -1.61% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -17.16% decrease in value from its one year high of $69. The RSI indicator value of 29.25, lead us to believe that it may correct downwards in the near term.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP), Apache Corporation (APA), Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD)

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.8% or $-0.21 to close the day at $26.09 on light trading volume of 2.68M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.5M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company has been outperforming the gas utilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 45.3%, compared to the industry which has advanced 9.24% over the same period. With RSI of 61.94, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $25.2, making it a hold for now.

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

Apache Corporation (APA) fell -2.97% during last trading as the stock lost $-1.77 to finish the day at $57.87 with about 2.66M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.19M. The $21.99B market cap company, which fluctuated between $57.81 and $59.92 during the day, currently situated 77.15% above its 52 week low of $33.23 and -15.8% away from its one year high of $69. The RSI of 31.91 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) saw its value decrease by -0.79% as the stock dropped $-0.36 to finish the day at a closing price of $45.45. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $42.42-$53.68 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $45.36 to $45.92 during the day, are up by 3.44% in the past three months and down by -8.88% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.03% above its 20 day moving average and 1.7% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $46.77 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 54.27. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and Specialty Products Division (SPD). The Consumer Domestic segment offers household products, such as baking soda, carpet and cat litter deodorizers, clumping cat litters, washing soda, fabric softeners, daily shower cleaners, cleaning products, dishwashing detergents and boosters, laundry and cleaning solutions, and bathroom cleaners, as well as powder, liquid, and unit dose laundry detergents; and personal care products comprising toothpastes and oral rinses, home pregnancy and ovulation test kits, deodorants and antiperspirants, toothbrushes, shampoos, dietary supplements, depilatories, lotions, creams, waxes, oral analgesics, nasal saline moisturizers, and feminine hygiene products, as well as condoms, lubricants, and vibrating products. The Consumer International segment sells personal care, household, and over-the-counter products in international markets, such as Canada, France, Australia, China, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Brazil. The SPD segment offers animal nutrition products, including feed grade sodium bicarbonate, rumen fermentation enhancers, feed grade potassium carbonate, rumen bypass fat and lysine, omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, natural sodium sesquicarbonate, and refined functional carbohydrate; and specialty chemicals, such as performance grade sodium bicarbonate, and potassium carbonate and bicarbonate. It also provides specialty cleaners, such as aqueous cleaners and deodorizers for commercial and industrial applications. The company sells its products through supermarkets, mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstores, convenience stores, home stores, dollar and pet stores, and other specialty stores, as well as through Websites. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey.

 

Trader Alert: TechnipFMC plc (FTI), Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG), Apache Corporation (APA)

TechnipFMC plc (FTI) retreated with the stock falling -2.34% or $-0.79 to close at $32.92 on light trading volume of 3.1M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.24M. The London London & South East EC4M 8AP based company operating under the Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 36.77% up for the period and down by -7.35% so far this year. With price target of $35.91 and a 47.62% rebound from 52-week low, TechnipFMC plc has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

TechnipFMC plc provides technologies, systems, and services for oil and gas projects worldwide. It operates in three segments: Subsea, Onshore/Offshore, and Surface Projects. The Subsea segment offers products, such as trees, manifolds, controls, templates, flowline systems, umbilicals, and flexibles, as well as subsea processing products. This segment also provides subsea services, including drilling, installation, completion, and field services, as well as asset management, well intervention and IMR, ROVs, and manipulator system services; and services for subsea projects comprising front end to decommissioning, field architecture, integrated design, engineering, procurement, construction, and installation services. The Onshore/Offshore segment offers technical, technological, and project management services across fixed, floating, and onshore facilities, as well as offshore services. The Surface Projects segment provides drilling, completion, and production wellhead equipment, as well as chokes, compact valves, manifolds, and controls; treating iron, manifolds, and reciprocating pumps for stimulation and cementing; separation and flow-treatment systems; flow metering products and systems; marine, truck, and railcar loading systems; installation maintenance services; frac-stack, manifold rental, and operation services; and flowback and well testing services. The company is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG) gained $2.23 to close the day at a new closing price of $49.33, a 4.73% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 116.36% above its 52 week low of $22.8. A total of 3.08M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.51M. The stock, which fluctuated between $46.8 and $49.45 during the day, currently situated -2.37% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 16.48% in the past one month and up by 31.83% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $51.75 and RSI of 66.69, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Cheniere Energy, Inc., an energy company, engages in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) related business in the United States. It operates through two segments, LNG Terminal Business, and LNG and Natural Gas Marketing Business. The company owns and operates Sabine Pass LNG terminal in western Cameron Parish, Louisiana; and Corpus Christi LNG terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas. It also owns Creole Trail Pipeline, a 94-mile pipeline interconnecting the Sabine Pass LNG terminal with various interstate pipelines. In addition, the company is involved in the LNG and natural gas marketing business. Cheniere Energy, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Apache Corporation (APA) shares were up in last trading by 2.27% to $59.09. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -5.53% over the past week and fell -6.98% in the past month. It is currently trading -7.19% below its 50 day moving average and 2.26% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -14.02% decrease in value from its one year high of $69. The RSI indicator value of 35.25, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

Trader Alert: Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI), Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), Apache Corporation (APA)

Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI) grew with the stock adding 2.04% or $1.26 to close at $63.08 on light trading volume of 2.54M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.48M. The Houston Texas 77073 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 47.82% up for the period and down by -2.91% so far this year. With price target of $68.67 and a 67.05% rebound from 52-week low, Baker Hughes Incorporated has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies oilfield services, products, technology, and systems to the oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company offers drilling and evaluation products and services, which include drill bits for performance drilling, hole enlargement, and coring; conventional and rotary steerable systems used to drill wells; measurement-while-drilling and logging-while-drilling systems to perform reservoir navigation services; drilling optimization services; tools for coil tubing drilling and wellbore re-entry systems; coring drilling systems; surface logging; emulsion and water-based drilling fluids systems; reservoir drill-in fluids; and fluids environmental services. Its drilling and evaluation products and services also comprise wire line services, such as tools for open hole and cased hole well logging to gather data to perform petro physical and geophysical analysis; reservoir evaluation coring; casing perforation; fluid characterization; production logging; well integrity testing; pipe recovery; and seismic and micro seismic services. In addition, the company provides completion and production products and services consisting of completion systems used to control the flow of hydrocarbons within a wellbore; wellbore intervention products and services to enhance the performance of existing wellbores; intelligent production system products and services to monitor and control the production from individual wells or fields; artificial lifts, such as electric submersible pump systems, progressing cavity pump systems, gas lift systems, and surface horizontal pumping systems to lift oil and water; chemicals and chemical application systems; and cementing, stimulation, and coil tubing services. Further, it offers industrial products and services to the downstream chemicals, and process and pipeline industries. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. As of December 30, 2016, Baker Hughes Incorporated operates as a subsidiary of General Electric Company.

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) dropped $-1.13 to close the day at a new closing price of $95.66, a -1.17% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 65.89% above its 52 week low of $59.8. A total of 5.72M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.89M. The stock, which fluctuated between $94.59 and $96.63 during the day, currently situated -3.82% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.39% in the past one month and up by 14.99% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $90.7 and RSI of 53.04, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. The company’s Construction Industries segment offers backhoe, small wheel, skid steer, multi-terrain, compact track, medium and compact wheel, and track-type loaders; mini, wheel, and track excavators; track-type tractors; and select work tools, motor graders, telehandlers, soil compactors, and pipelayers, as well as its related parts for the heavy and general construction, rental, mining and quarry, and aggregates markets. Its Resource Industries segment provides electric rope and hydraulic shovels; draglines; drills; highwall and longwall miners; hard rock vehicles; articulated, large mining, and off-highway trucks; large wheel loaders; wheel tractor scrapers; wheel dozers; machinery components; hard rock continuous mining systems; electronics and control systems; and select work tools for use in mining and quarry applications. The company’s Energy & Transportation segment offers reciprocating engines, generator sets, marine propulsion systems, gas turbines and turbine-related services, diesel-electric locomotives, and other rail-related products and services. Its Financial Products segment provides retail and wholesale financing for Caterpillar equipment, machinery, and engines; offers property, casualty, life, accident, and health insurance; insurance brokerage services; and purchases short-term trade receivables. The company’s All Other segments remanufactures Cat engines and components, and provides remanufacturing services for other companies; offers business strategy, and development, management, manufacturing, marketing, and support primarily for paving, forestry, industrial, waste, and Cat products. The company was formerly known as Caterpillar Tractor Co. and changed its name to Caterpillar Inc. in 1986. The company was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Peoria, Illinois.

Apache Corporation (APA) shares were down in last trading by -0.22% to $59.82. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.87% over the past week and fell -5.97% in the past month. It is currently trading -6.21% below its 50 day moving average and 3.65% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -12.96% decrease in value from its one year high of $69. The RSI indicator value of 31.85, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Apache Corporation (APA), Emerson Electric Co. (EMR), KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC)

Apache Corporation (APA) fell -0.75% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.47 to finish the day at $62.08 with about 3.28M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.23M. The $23.56B market cap company, which fluctuated between $61.29 and $62.49 during the day, currently situated 90.03% above its 52 week low of $33.23 and -9.67% away from its one year high of $69. The RSI of 47.01 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) gained $0.06 to close the day at a new closing price of $60.14, a 0.1% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 46.29% above its 52 week low of $44.7. A total of 3.26M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.65M. The stock, which fluctuated between $60.01 and $60.56 during the day, currently situated -1.3% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 5.2% in the past one month and up by 20.38% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $54.48 and RSI of 68.09, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Emerson Electric Co. designs and manufactures products, and delivers services to industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s Process Management segment offers systems and software; measurement and analytical instrumentation; valves, actuators, and regulators; industry services and solutions; and digital plant architecture solutions. It also provides consulting services for precision measurement, control, monitoring, asset optimization, and safety and reliability of oil and gas reservoirs and plants. This segment serves oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power generation, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, pulp and paper, metal and mining, and municipal water supplies markets. Its Industrial Automation segment provides fluid power and control products; electrical distribution equipment; and materials joining and precision cleaning products, as well as hermetic motors. The company’s Climate Technologies segment supplies compressors, temperature sensors and controls, thermostats, flow controls, and remote monitoring technology and services to residential heating and cooling, commercial air conditioning, commercial and industrial refrigeration, and marine control areas. Its Commercial & Residential Solutions segment provides tools for professionals and homeowners; home storage systems; and appliance solutions. The company was formerly known as The Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company and changed its name to Emerson Electric Co. in 2000. Emerson Electric Co. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) had a active trading with around 3.25M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.62M. The stock traded between $85.23 and $87.96 before closing at the price of $86.16 with 3.5% change on the day. The Milpitas California 95035 based company is currently trading 41.33% above its 52 week low of $62.33 and 1.2% above its 52 week high of $87.96. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 67.27 and $80.57 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

KLA-Tencor Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets process control and yield management solutions worldwide. It offers chip manufacturing products, such as front-end defect inspection tools, defect review systems, advanced packaging process control systems, metrology solutions, in-situ process monitoring products, and lithography software; wafer manufacturing products comprising surface and defect inspection, wafer geometry and nanotopography metrology, and data management; and reticle manufacturing products, such as defect inspection and pattern placement metrology products. The company also provides light emitting diode (LED), power device, and compound semiconductor manufacturing products consisting of patterned wafer inspection, defect inspection, surface metrology, and data management products; thin-film head metrology and inspection, virtual lithography, in-situ process monitoring, transparent and metal substrate inspection, and data management products for data storage media/head manufacturing; and stylus and optical profiling, and optical inspection products for microelectromechanical systems manufacturing, as well as products for general purpose/lab applications. It offers its products and services for bare wafer, IC, lithography reticle, and disk manufacturers. The company serves semiconductor and related nanoelectronics, LED, and data storage industries, as well as general materials research industries. KLA-Tencor Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Apache Corporation (APA), Exelon Corporation (EXC), Zoetis Inc. (ZTS)

Apache Corporation (APA) climbed 0.77% during last trading as the stock added $0.47 to finish the day at $61.43 with about 3.91M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.19M. The $23.46B market cap company, which fluctuated between $60.85 and $61.92 during the day, currently situated 88.04% above its 52 week low of $33.23 and -10.62% away from its one year high of $69. The RSI of 39.16 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Exelon Corporation (EXC) gained $0.22 to close the day at a new closing price of $35.35, a 0.63% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 35.27% above its 52 week low of $27.85. A total of 3.91M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.38M. The stock, which fluctuated between $35.18 and $35.45 during the day, currently situated -4.44% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.11% in the past one month and up by 9.35% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $38.42 and RSI of 53.69, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Exelon Corporation, a utility services holding company, engages in the energy generation and delivery businesses in the United States and Canada. It owns electric generating facilities, such as nuclear, fossil, and hydroelectric generation facilities, as well as wind and solar facilities. The company also sells renewable energy and other energy-related products and services; and engages in natural gas and oil exploration and production activities, as well as sells electricity and natural gas to wholesale and retail customers. In addition, it is involved in the purchase and regulated retail sale of electricity, and the provision of electricity transmission and distribution services to retail customers in northern Illinois, southeastern Pennsylvania, and central Maryland. Further, the company engages in the purchase and regulated retail sale of natural gas, and the provision of gas distribution services to retail customers in the Pennsylvania counties surrounding the City of Philadelphia, as well as in central Maryland, including the City of Baltimore. It serves distribution utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, and financial institutions, as well as commercial, industrial, governmental, and residential customers. The company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) had a active trading with around 3.86M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.4M. The stock traded between $53.73 and $54.29 before closing at the price of $54 with 0.41% change on the day. The Florham Park New Jersey 07932 based company is currently trading 42.29% above its 52 week low of $38.26 and -1.12% below its 52 week high of $54.72. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 62.5 and $57.4 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

 

Traders Watch list: Twilio Inc. (TWLO), Summit Materials, Inc. (SUM), Apache Corporation (APA)

Twilio Inc. (TWLO) saw its value increase by 0.81% as the stock gained $0.23 to finish the day at a closing price of $28.73. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $23.66-$70.96 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $28.22 to $29.44 during the day, are down by -30.03% in the past three months and down by -29.5% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.1% below its 20 day moving average and -7.22% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $38.44 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 43.79.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Twilio Inc. provides cloud communications platform that enables developers to build, scale, and operate communications within software applications through the cloud as a pay-as-you-go service in the United States and internationally. It offers programmable communications cloud software that enables developers to embed voice, messaging, video, and authentication capabilities into their applications through application programming interfaces. The company also provides use case products, such as a two-factor authentication solution. Twilio Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered San Francisco, California.

Summit Materials, Inc. (SUM) shares were up in last trading by 4.36% to $25.12. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 7.58% over the past week and grew 2.74% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.08% above its 50 day moving average and 18.58% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a 0.48% increase in value from its one year high of $25.25. The RSI indicator value of 61.71, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Summit Materials, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and sells construction materials and related downstream products. Its products include crushed stone, construction sand and gravel, cement and ready-mixed concrete, asphalt paving mixes, granite and trap rock, and limestone and concrete products. The company also provides paving and related services to the construction industry. In addition, it operates municipal waste, construction, and demolition debris landfills; and liquid asphalt terminal operations. Summit Materials, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Apache Corporation (APA) traded within a range of $60.5 to $61.56 after opening the day at $61.27. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -3.57% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.31% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $60.96 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -11.3% below its 52 week high of $69 and 86.6% above its 12-month low of $33.23. The shares are down by over -1.59% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 35.96 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.