Stocks in Review: General Electric Company (GE), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Apple Inc. (AAPL)

General Electric Company (GE) traded within a range of $31.62 to $31.83 after opening the day at $31.75. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.32% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.03% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $31.7 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -3.19% below its 52 week high of $33 and 19.73% above its 12-month low of $27.1. The shares are up by over 7.46% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 59.87 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

General Electric Company (GE) operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. Its Power segment offers gas and steam power systems; maintenance, service, and upgrade solutions; distributed power gas engines; water treatment, wastewater treatment, and process system solutions; and nuclear reactors, fuels, and support services. The company’s Renewable Energy segment offers wind turbine platforms, and hardware and software; offshore wind turbines; and solutions, products, and services to hydropower industry. Its Oil and Gas segment offers turbomachinery solutions; surface and subsea drilling and production systems, and equipment for floating production platforms; measurement and control products; and compressors, pumps, valves, and natural gas solutions. The company’s Energy Management segment offers industrial and grid solutions, and power conversion systems. Its Aviation segment designs and produces commercial and military aircraft engines, integrated digital components, electric power, and mechanical aircraft systems; and offers aftermarket services. The company’s Healthcare segment offers diagnostic imaging and clinical systems; products for drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and cellular technologies; and healthcare information technology products. Its Transportation segment offers freight and passenger locomotives, parts, wreck repair, software-enabled solutions, mining equipment and services, marine diesel engines, and stationary power diesel engines and motors, as well as overhaul, repair, and upgrade services. GE’s Appliances & Lighting segment sells and services home appliances; and manufactures, sources, and sells lighting solutions. Its Capital segment offers commercial lending and leasing, factoring, energy financial, and aircraft financing and leasing services. GE also designs powder bed-based laser additive manufacturing machines. The company was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.45% or $-0.28 to close the day at $62.3 on light trading volume of 21.3M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 27.45M. The Redmond Washington 98052 based company has been outperforming the business software & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 16.28%, compared to the industry which has advanced 16.2% over the same period. With RSI of 53.15, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $65.36, making it a hold for now.

Microsoft Corporation, a technology company, develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype, as well as related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products. The company’s More Personal Computing segment comprises Windows OEM, volume, and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system, as well as patent licensing, Windows Embedded, MSN display advertising, and Windows Phone licensing system; devices, including Microsoft Surface, phones, and PC accessories; and search advertising, including Bing and Bing Ads. This segment also provides gaming platforms, including Xbox hardware, Xbox Live, video games, and third-party video games. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers (OEM), distributors, and resellers, as well as through online and Microsoft retail stores. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) dropped $-0.13 to close the day at a new closing price of $116.02, a -0.11% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 31.05% above its 52 week low of $89.47. A total of 21.04M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 32M. The stock, which fluctuated between $115.75 and $116.51 during the day, currently situated -1.75% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 5.57% in the past one month and up by 3.2% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $131.96 and RSI of 59.19, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers. The company also provides iLife, a consumer-oriented digital lifestyle software application suite; iWork, an integrated productivity suite that helps users create, present, and publish documents, presentations, and spreadsheets; and other application software, such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro. In addition, it offers Apple TV that connects to consumers’ TV and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming high definition video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; Apple Watch, a personal electronic device; and iPod, a line of portable digital music and media players. Further, the company sells Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible, and iOS-compatible accessories, such as headphones, displays, storage devices, Beats products, and other connectivity and computing products and supplies. Additionally, it offers iCloud, a cloud service; AppleCare that offers support options for its customers; and Apple Pay, a mobile payment service. The company sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, iBooks Store, and Apple Music. It also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX), Sprint Corporation (S)

Apple Inc. (AAPL) grew with the stock adding 0.28% or $0.33 to close at $116.15 on light trading volume of 28.62M compared its three months average trading volume of 31.89M. The Cupertino California 95014 based company operating under the Electronic Equipment industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 12.7% up for the period and up by 0.28% so far this year. With price target of $131.96 and a 31.19% rebound from 52-week low, Apple Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers. The company also provides iLife, a consumer-oriented digital lifestyle software application suite; iWork, an integrated productivity suite that helps users create, present, and publish documents, presentations, and spreadsheets; and other application software, such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro. In addition, it offers Apple TV that connects to consumers’ TV and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming high definition video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; Apple Watch, a personal electronic device; and iPod, a line of portable digital music and media players. Further, the company sells Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible, and iOS-compatible accessories, such as headphones, displays, storage devices, Beats products, and other connectivity and computing products and supplies. Additionally, it offers iCloud, a cloud service; AppleCare that offers support options for its customers; and Apple Pay, a mobile payment service. The company sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, iBooks Store, and Apple Music. It also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) gained $0.59 to close the day at a new closing price of $13.78, a 4.47% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 291.48% above its 52 week low of $3.52. A total of 28.54M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 32.1M. The stock, which fluctuated between $13.4 and $13.9 during the day, currently situated -16.08% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -8.32% in the past one month and up by 28.91% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $13.14 and RSI of 49.42, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc., a natural resource company, acquires, explores, and develops mineral assets, and oil and natural gas resources. The company explores for copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt hydroxide, silver, and other metals, as well as oil and gas. It holds interests in various mines located in the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia; Morenci, Bagdad, Safford, Sierrita, Miami, Chino, Tyrone, Henderson, and Climax in North America; Cerro Verde and El Abra in South America; and the Tenke Fungurume minerals district in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. The company’s oil and gas operations include oil production facilities in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico; oil production facilities onshore and offshore in California; onshore natural gas resources in the Haynesville shale in Louisiana; natural gas production from the Madden area in central Wyoming; and a position in the Inboard Lower Tertiary/Cretaceous natural gas trend onshore located in South Louisiana. As of December 31, 2015, its consolidated recoverable proven and probable mineral reserves included 99.5 billion pounds of copper, 27.1 million ounces of gold, 3.05 billion pounds of molybdenum, 271.2 million ounces of silver, and 0.87 billion pounds of cobalt; and its estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves totaled 252 million barrels of oil equivalents. The company was formerly known as Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. and changed its name to Freeport-McMoRan Inc. in July 2014. Freeport-McMoRan Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

Sprint Corporation (S) shares were up in last trading by 1.66% to $8.56. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.71% over the past week and grew 7.81% in the past month. It is currently trading 13.02% above its 50 day moving average and 53.88% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.68% decrease in value from its one year high of $8.98. The RSI indicator value of 61.4, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Sprint Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various wireless and wireline communications products and services to consumers, businesses, government subscribers, and resellers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company operates in two segments, Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment offers wireless data communication services, including mobile productivity applications, such as Internet access, messaging, and email services; wireless photo and video offerings; location-based capabilities comprising asset and fleet management, dispatch services, and navigation tools; and mobile entertainment applications. It also provides wireless voice communications services that include local and long-distance wireless voice services, as well as voicemail, call waiting, three-way calling, caller identification, directory assistance, and call forwarding services. In addition, this segment offers voice and data services internationally through roaming arrangements; and customized wireless services to large companies and government agencies, as well as sells wireless devices, broadband devices, connected devices, and accessories to agents and other third-party distributors. The Wireline segment provides wireline voice and data communications, including domestic and international data communications using various protocols, such as multiprotocol label switching technologies, Internet protocol (IP), managed network services, Voice over IP, session initiated protocol, and traditional voice services to other communications companies, and targeted business and consumer subscribers, as well as for cable multiple system operators. Sprint Corporation offers its services under the Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Assurance Wireless brands. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. Sprint Corporation is a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp.

 

3 Notable Runners: Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX), Apple Inc. (AAPL), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.66% or $-0.09 to close the day at $13.48 on lower than average trading volume of 15.27M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 32.41M. The Phoenix Arizona 85004 based company has been underperforming the copper companies by 26.1245% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 99.11% YTD, versus the copper industry which is up 19.71% for the same period. The RSI of 42.66 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc., a natural resource company, acquires, explores, and develops mineral assets, and oil and natural gas resources. The company explores for copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt hydroxide, silver, and other metals, as well as oil and gas. It holds interests in various mines located in the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia; Morenci, Bagdad, Safford, Sierrita, Miami, Chino, Tyrone, Henderson, and Climax in North America; Cerro Verde and El Abra in South America; and the Tenke Fungurume minerals district in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. The company’s oil and gas operations include oil production facilities in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico; oil production facilities onshore and offshore in California; onshore natural gas resources in the Haynesville shale in Louisiana; natural gas production from the Madden area in central Wyoming; and a position in the Inboard Lower Tertiary/Cretaceous natural gas trend onshore located in South Louisiana. As of December 31, 2015, its consolidated recoverable proven and probable mineral reserves included 99.5 billion pounds of copper, 27.1 million ounces of gold, 3.05 billion pounds of molybdenum, 271.2 million ounces of silver, and 0.87 billion pounds of cobalt; and its estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves totaled 252 million barrels of oil equivalents. The company was formerly known as Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. and changed its name to Freeport-McMoRan Inc. in July 2014. Freeport-McMoRan Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) had a light trading with around 14.97M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 32.32M. The stock traded between $116.4 and $117.11 before closing at the price of $116.73 with -0.03% change on the day. The Cupertino California 95014 based company is currently trading 31.85% above its 52 week low of $89.47 and -1.15% below its 52 week high of $118.69. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 62.26 and $131.96 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers. The company also provides iLife, a consumer-oriented digital lifestyle software application suite; iWork, an integrated productivity suite that helps users create, present, and publish documents, presentations, and spreadsheets; and other application software, such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro. In addition, it offers Apple TV that connects to consumers’ TV and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming high definition video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; Apple Watch, a personal electronic device; and iPod, a line of portable digital music and media players. Further, the company sells Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible, and iOS-compatible accessories, such as headphones, displays, storage devices, Beats products, and other connectivity and computing products and supplies. Additionally, it offers iCloud, a cloud service; AppleCare that offers support options for its customers; and Apple Pay, a mobile payment service. The company sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, iBooks Store, and Apple Music. It also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) traded within a range of $85.04 to $86.67 after opening the day at $86.58. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 33.91% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.71% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $85.89 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -1.72% below its 52 week high of $87.39 and 67.3% above its 12-month low of $52.5. The shares are up by over 31.78% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 68.29 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.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Rite Aid Corporation (RAD), Fitbit, Inc. (FIT)

Apple Inc. (AAPL) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.43% or $-0.5 to close the day at $116.76 on light trading volume of 20.68M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 32.46M. The Cupertino California 95014 based company has been outperforming the electronic equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 9.76%, compared to the industry which has advanced 10.53% over the same period. With RSI of 62.69, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $131.96, making it a hold for now.

Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) fell -0.84% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.07 to finish the day at $8.25 with about 18.93M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 17.93M. The $8.73B market cap company, which fluctuated between $8.11 and $8.34 during the day, currently situated 30.33% above its 52 week low of $6.33 and -5.06% away from its one year high of $8.69. The RSI of 57.15 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Rite Aid Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail drugstores in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Retail Pharmacy and Pharmacy Services. The Retail Pharmacy Segment sells prescription drugs; and a range of other merchandises, such as over-the-counter medications, health and beauty aids, personal care items, cosmetics, household items, food and beverages, greeting cards, seasonal merchandise, and other everyday and convenience products. It also operates retail clinics that provide treatment for common conditions; and a range of preventive services, including screenings, medical tests, immunizations, and basic physical exams. In addition, this segment provides health coaching, shared decision making tools, and health care analytics, including health coaching for medical decisions, chronic conditions, and wellness; population analytic solutions; and consulting services. The Pharmacy Services Segment provides pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services and a range of pharmacy-related services. It also offers integrated mail-order and specialty pharmacy services; and performs prescription adjudication services for other PBMs. Rite Aid Corporation has a strategic alliance with GNC. As of February 27, 2016, the company operated approximately 4,561 stores in 31 states of the United States and in the District of Columbia. Rite Aid Corporation was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

Fitbit, Inc. (FIT) saw its value decrease by -5.11% as the stock dropped $-0.4 to finish the day at a closing price of $7.43. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $7.2-$30.96 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $7.35 to $8.08 during the day, are down by -55.51% in the past three months and down by -38.75% over the past six months. It is currently trading -4.52% below its 20 day moving average and -23.07% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $10.75 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 29.16. The technical indicator led us to believe the stock will reverse recent losses any time soon.

Fitbit, Inc. provides wearable health and fitness tracking devices. It offers various products, including Fitbit Zip, an entry-level wireless tracker that allows users to track daily activity statistics, such as steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes; Fitbit One, a clippable wireless tracker, which tracks floors climbed and sleep, as well as daily steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes; Fitbit Flex, a wristband-style tracker that tracks steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, and sleep; and Fitbit Charge, an activity and sleep wristband, which tracks steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, floors climbed, and sleep. The company also provides Fitbit Alta, a customizable wristband that offers call, text, and calendar notifications when paired with the user’s phone and SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition; and Fitbit Charge HR, a wireless heart rate and activity wristband. In addition, it offers Fitbit Blaze, a smart fitness watch that provides multi-sport functionality, tracks outdoor cycling activity, and provides run cues; Fitbit Surge, a fitness watch that features a GPS watch, heart rate tracker, activity tracker, and smartwatch; Aria, a Wi-Fi connected scale that tracks weight, body fat percentage, and body mass index; and Fitbit accessories that include bands and frames for Fitbit Blaze, bands for Fitbit Alta, colored bands for Fitbit Flex, colored clips for Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip, device charging cables, wireless sync dongles, band clasps, sleep bands, and Fitbit apparel. The company offers its products through consumer electronics and specialty retailers, e-Commerce retailers, sporting goods and outdoors retailers, and wireless carriers; and corporate wellness channels, as well as directly worldwide. The company was formerly known as Healthy Metrics Research, Inc. and changed its name to Fitbit, Inc. in October 2007. Fitbit, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Ford Motor Company (F), General Electric Company (GE), Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Ford Motor Company (F) grew with the stock adding 0.48% or $0.06 to close at $12.46 on light trading volume of 15.58M compared its three months average trading volume of 33.66M. The Dearborn Michigan 48126 based company operating under the Auto Manufacturers – Major industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -6.85% down for the period and down by -5.4% so far this year. With price target of $12.69 and a 17.01% rebound from 52-week low, Ford Motor Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Ford Motor Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, finances, and services automobiles. The company operates through two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. The Automotive sector develops, manufactures, distributes, and services passenger cars, trucks, SUVs, light commercial vehicles, trucks, vans, and electrified vehicles, as well as offers parts and accessories. It offers vehicles primarily under the Ford and Lincoln brand names. This sector markets and sells its products through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to fleet customers, including commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments. The Financial Services sector offers various automotive financing products to and through automotive dealers. It provides financing products, including retail installment sale contracts for new and used vehicles; and direct financing leases for new vehicles to retail and commercial customers, government entities, daily rental car companies, leasing companies, and fleet customers. This sector also offers wholesale loans to dealers to finance the purchase of vehicle inventory; and loans to dealers to finance working capital and improvement of dealership facilities, purchase dealership real estate, and other dealer vehicle programs. It serves clients in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903 and is based in Dearborn, Michigan.

General Electric Company (GE) gained $0.06 to close the day at a new closing price of $31.88, a 0.19% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 21.32% above its 52 week low of $27.1. A total of 14.96M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 33.32M. The stock, which fluctuated between $31.77 and $31.94 during the day, currently situated -1.91% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.49% in the past one month and up by 8.73% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $33.86 and RSI of 64.91, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

General Electric Company (GE) operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. Its Power segment offers gas and steam power systems; maintenance, service, and upgrade solutions; distributed power gas engines; water treatment, wastewater treatment, and process system solutions; and nuclear reactors, fuels, and support services. The company’s Renewable Energy segment offers wind turbine platforms, and hardware and software; offshore wind turbines; and solutions, products, and services to hydropower industry. Its Oil and Gas segment offers turbomachinery solutions; surface and subsea drilling and production systems, and equipment for floating production platforms; measurement and control products; and compressors, pumps, valves, and natural gas solutions. The company’s Energy Management segment offers industrial and grid solutions, and power conversion systems. Its Aviation segment designs and produces commercial and military aircraft engines, integrated digital components, electric power, and mechanical aircraft systems; and offers aftermarket services. The company’s Healthcare segment offers diagnostic imaging and clinical systems; products for drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and cellular technologies; and healthcare information technology products. Its Transportation segment offers freight and passenger locomotives, parts, wreck repair, software-enabled solutions, mining equipment and services, marine diesel engines, and stationary power diesel engines and motors, as well as overhaul, repair, and upgrade services. GE’s Appliances & Lighting segment sells and services home appliances; and manufactures, sources, and sells lighting solutions. Its Capital segment offers commercial lending and leasing, factoring, energy financial, and aircraft financing and leasing services. GE also designs powder bed-based laser additive manufacturing machines. The company was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) shares were up in last trading by 0.2% to $116.52. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.47% over the past week and grew 4.76% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.37% above its 50 day moving average and 10.89% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.32% decrease in value from its one year high of $118.69. The RSI indicator value of 62.71, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers. The company also provides iLife, a consumer-oriented digital lifestyle software application suite; iWork, an integrated productivity suite that helps users create, present, and publish documents, presentations, and spreadsheets; and other application software, such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro. In addition, it offers Apple TV that connects to consumers’ TV and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming high definition video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; Apple Watch, a personal electronic device; and iPod, a line of portable digital music and media players. Further, the company sells Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible, and iOS-compatible accessories, such as headphones, displays, storage devices, Beats products, and other connectivity and computing products and supplies. Additionally, it offers iCloud, a cloud service; AppleCare that offers support options for its customers; and Apple Pay, a mobile payment service. The company sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, iBooks Store, and Apple Music. It also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Ford Motor Company (F), Apple Inc. (AAPL), J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP)

Ford Motor Company (F) saw its value decrease by -1.9% as the stock dropped $-0.24 to finish the day at a closing price of $12.4. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $11.02-$14.34 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $12.4 to $12.64 during the day, are up by 3.16% in the past three months and up by 1.37% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.83% below its 20 day moving average and 2.75% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $12.6 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 49.14.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Ford Motor Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, finances, and services automobiles. The company operates through two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. The Automotive sector develops, manufactures, distributes, and services passenger cars, trucks, SUVs, light commercial vehicles, trucks, vans, and electrified vehicles, as well as offers parts and accessories. It offers vehicles primarily under the Ford and Lincoln brand names. This sector markets and sells its products through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to fleet customers, including commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments. The Financial Services sector offers various automotive financing products to and through automotive dealers. It provides financing products, including retail installment sale contracts for new and used vehicles; and direct financing leases for new vehicles to retail and commercial customers, government entities, daily rental car companies, leasing companies, and fleet customers. This sector also offers wholesale loans to dealers to finance the purchase of vehicle inventory; and loans to dealers to finance working capital and improvement of dealership facilities, purchase dealership real estate, and other dealer vehicle programs. It serves clients in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903 and is based in Dearborn, Michigan.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) shares were down in last trading by -0.66% to $116.29. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.41% over the past week and grew 4.02% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.16% above its 50 day moving average and 10.76% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.52% decrease in value from its one year high of $118.69. The RSI indicator value of 60.42, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers. The company also provides iLife, a consumer-oriented digital lifestyle software application suite; iWork, an integrated productivity suite that helps users create, present, and publish documents, presentations, and spreadsheets; and other application software, such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro. In addition, it offers Apple TV that connects to consumers’ TV and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming high definition video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; Apple Watch, a personal electronic device; and iPod, a line of portable digital music and media players. Further, the company sells Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible, and iOS-compatible accessories, such as headphones, displays, storage devices, Beats products, and other connectivity and computing products and supplies. Additionally, it offers iCloud, a cloud service; AppleCare that offers support options for its customers; and Apple Pay, a mobile payment service. The company sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, iBooks Store, and Apple Music. It also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) traded within a range of $8.5 to $9.02 after opening the day at $9.02. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 28.53% so far this year. The stock was down close to -5.41% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $8.56 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -28.61% below its 52 week high of $11.99 and 42.67% above its 12-month low of $6. The shares are down by over -12.47% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 38.91 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Apple Inc. (AAPL), NIKE, Inc. (NKE), Real Goods Solar, Inc. (RGSE)

Apple Inc. (AAPL) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.09% or $0.11 to close the day at $117.06 on light trading volume of 23.72M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 33.39M. The Cupertino California 95014 based company has been outperforming the electronic equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 11.6%, compared to the industry which has advanced 12.54% over the same period. With RSI of 65.96, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $131.84, making it a hold for now.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers. The company also provides iLife, a consumer-oriented digital lifestyle software application suite; iWork, an integrated productivity suite that helps users create, present, and publish documents, presentations, and spreadsheets; and other application software, such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro. In addition, it offers Apple TV that connects to consumers’ TV and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming high definition video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; Apple Watch, a personal electronic device; and iPod, a line of portable digital music and media players. Further, the company sells Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible, and iOS-compatible accessories, such as headphones, displays, storage devices, Beats products, and other connectivity and computing products and supplies. Additionally, it offers iCloud, a cloud service; AppleCare that offers support options for its customers; and Apple Pay, a mobile payment service. The company sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, iBooks Store, and Apple Music. It also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) climbed 0.98% during last trading as the stock added $0.51 to finish the day at $52.3 with about 23.21M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.6M. The $87.74B market cap company, which fluctuated between $51.55 and $53.35 during the day, currently situated 7.1% above its 52 week low of $49.01 and -22.39% away from its one year high of $65.44. The RSI of 56.42 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories worldwide. It offers products in nine categories, including running, NIKE basketball, the Jordan brand, football, men’s training, women’s training, action sports, sportswear, and golf. The company also markets products designed for kids, as well as for other athletic and recreational uses, such as cricket, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, walking, and outdoor activities. In addition, it sells sports apparel; and markets apparel with licensed college and professional team and league logos. Further, the company sells a line of performance equipment, including bags, socks, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, digital devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, golf clubs, and other equipment under the NIKE brand name for sports activities; various plastic products to other manufacturers; athletic and casual footwear, apparel, and accessories under the Jumpman trademark; action sports and youth lifestyle apparel and accessories under the Hurley trademark; and casual sneakers, apparel, and accessories under the Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron, and Jack Purcell trademarks. Additionally, it licenses agreements that permit unaffiliated parties to manufacture and sell apparel, digital devices, and applications and other equipment for sports activities under NIKE-owned trademarks. The company sells its products to footwear stores, sporting goods stores, athletic specialty stores, department stores, skate, tennis and golf shops, and other retail accounts through NIKE-owned retail stores and Internet Websites (direct to consumer operations), as well as independent distributors and licensees. The company was formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports, Inc. and changed its name to NIKE, Inc. in 1971. NIKE, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

Real Goods Solar, Inc. (RGSE) saw its value increase by 59.05% as the stock gained $0.13 to finish the day at a closing price of $0.35. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $0.18-$17.6 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $0.2105 to $0.35 during the day, are down by -81.09% in the past three months and down by -93.17% over the past six months. It is currently trading -5.74% below its 20 day moving average and -64.91% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $2.66 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 33.23. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Real Goods Solar, Inc. operates as a residential and commercial solar energy engineering, procurement, and construction company in the United States. It operates in three segments: Residential, Sunetric, and Other. The company offers solar energy services, including design, procurement, permitting, build-out, grid connection, financing referrals, and warranty and customer satisfaction. It installs residential solar energy systems up to 15 kilowatts (kW) in size; and small commercial solar energy systems up to 500 kW in size for various industries, such as retail, manufacturing, service, and municipal services. The company markets its products and services through an outside sales team, e-sales, and inside sales, customer referral programs, and alliances and channel partnerships, as well as online. Real Goods Solar, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Louisville, Colorado.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Micron Technology, Inc. (MU), Citigroup Inc. (C), Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) grew with the stock adding 1.47% or $0.3 to close at $20.65 on light trading volume of 22.96M compared its three months average trading volume of 26.19M. The Boise Idaho 83716 based company operating under the Semiconductor- Memory Chips industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 39.81% up for the period and up by 45.83% so far this year. With price target of $21.57 and a 121.8% rebound from 52-week low, Micron Technology, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Micron Technology, Inc. provides semiconductor systems worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Compute and Networking Business Unit, Storage Business Unit, Mobile Business Unit, and Embedded Business Unit. It offers DDR3 and DDR4 DRAM products for computers, servers, networking devices, communications equipment, consumer electronics, automotive, and industrial applications; mobile low-power DRAM products for smartphones, tablets, automotive, laptop computers, and other mobile consumer device applications; DDR2 and DDR DRAM, GDDR5 and GDDR5X DRAM, SDRAM, and RLDRAM products for networking devices, servers, consumer electronics, communications equipment, computer peripherals, automotive and industrial applications, and computer memory upgrades; and hybrid memory cube semiconductor memory devices for use in networking and computing applications. The company also provides NAND Flash products, which are electrically re-writeable, non-volatile semiconductor memory devices; client solid-state drives (SSDs) for notebooks, desktops, workstations, and other consumer applications; enterprise SSDs for server and storage applications; managed multi-chip package products; digital media products, including flash memory cards and JumpDrive products under the Lexar brand name. In addition, it manufactures products that are sold under other brand names; and resells flash memory products that are purchased from other NAND Flash suppliers. Further, the company provides 3D XPoint memory products; and NOR Flash, which are electrically re-writeable and semiconductor memory devices for automotive, industrial, connected home, and consumer applications. It markets its products to original equipment manufacturers and retailers through its internal sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors; and through a Web-based customer direct sales channel, and channel and distribution partners. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.

Citigroup Inc. (C) gained $1.14 to close the day at a new closing price of $60.8, a 1.91% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 77.54% above its 52 week low of $34.52. A total of 22.5M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 21.59M. The stock, which fluctuated between $59.92 and $60.8 during the day, currently situated 0% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 9.63% in the past one month and up by 30.07% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $61.09 and RSI of 71.5, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Citigroup Inc., a diversified financial services holding company, provides various financial products and services for consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Citicorp and Citi Holdings. The Citicorp segment offers traditional banking services to retail customers through retail banking, commercial banking, Citi-branded cards, and Citi retail services. This segment also provides various banking, credit card lending, and investment services through a network of local branches, offices, and electronic delivery systems. In addition, it offers wholesale banking products and services to corporate, institutional, public sector, and high-net-worth clients. Further, this segment provides fixed income and equity sales and trading, foreign exchange, prime brokerage, derivative services, equity and fixed income research, corporate lending, investment banking and advisory services, private banking, cash management, trade finance, and securities services. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 2,994 branches in 24 countries. The Citi Holdings segment provides consumer loans; portfolio of securities, loans, and other assets; and retail alternative investment and other services. Citigroup Inc. was founded in 1812 and is based in New York, New York.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) shares were up in last trading by 0.27% to $116.95. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.53% over the past week and grew 6.26% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.8% above its 50 day moving average and 11.58% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.96% decrease in value from its one year high of $118.69. The RSI indicator value of 66.67, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers. The company also provides iLife, a consumer-oriented digital lifestyle software application suite; iWork, an integrated productivity suite that helps users create, present, and publish documents, presentations, and spreadsheets; and other application software, such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro. In addition, it offers Apple TV that connects to consumers’ TV and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming high definition video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; Apple Watch, a personal electronic device; and iPod, a line of portable digital music and media players. Further, the company sells Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible, and iOS-compatible accessories, such as headphones, displays, storage devices, Beats products, and other connectivity and computing products and supplies. Additionally, it offers iCloud, a cloud service; AppleCare that offers support options for its customers; and Apple Pay, a mobile payment service. The company sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, iBooks Store, and Apple Music. It also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Apple Inc. (AAPL), Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI)

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) saw its value increase by 2.12% as the stock gained $1.32 to finish the day at a closing price of $63.62. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $48.03-$63.77 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $62.42 to $63.77 during the day, are up by 12.74% in the past three months and up by 25.9% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.22% above its 20 day moving average and 6.75% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $64.43 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 68.17.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Microsoft Corporation, a technology company, develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype, as well as related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products. The company’s More Personal Computing segment comprises Windows OEM, volume, and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system, as well as patent licensing, Windows Embedded, MSN display advertising, and Windows Phone licensing system; devices, including Microsoft Surface, phones, and PC accessories; and search advertising, including Bing and Bing Ads. This segment also provides gaming platforms, including Xbox hardware, Xbox Live, video games, and third-party video games. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers (OEM), distributors, and resellers, as well as through online and Microsoft retail stores. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) shares were up in last trading by 0.58% to $116.64. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.95% over the past week and grew 6.08% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.58% above its 50 day moving average and 11.37% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.22% decrease in value from its one year high of $118.69. The RSI indicator value of 65.8, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers. The company also provides iLife, a consumer-oriented digital lifestyle software application suite; iWork, an integrated productivity suite that helps users create, present, and publish documents, presentations, and spreadsheets; and other application software, such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro. In addition, it offers Apple TV that connects to consumers’ TV and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming high definition video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; Apple Watch, a personal electronic device; and iPod, a line of portable digital music and media players. Further, the company sells Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible, and iOS-compatible accessories, such as headphones, displays, storage devices, Beats products, and other connectivity and computing products and supplies. Additionally, it offers iCloud, a cloud service; AppleCare that offers support options for its customers; and Apple Pay, a mobile payment service. The company sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, iBooks Store, and Apple Music. It also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) traded within a range of $4.51 to $4.54 after opening the day at $4.52. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 11.57% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.22% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $4.53 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -2.58% below its 52 week high of $4.65 and 38.02% above its 12-month low of $3.29. The shares are up by over 9.95% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 55.75 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States. The company broadcasts music plus sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather programs, including various music genres ranging from rock, pop and hip-hop to country, dance, jazz, Latin, and classical; live play-by-play sports from principal leagues and colleges; multitude of talk and entertainment channels for various audiences; national, international, and financial news; and local traffic and weather reports for 21 metropolitan markets. It also streams music and non-music channels over the Internet; and offer applications to allow consumers to access its Internet radio service on smartphones and tablet computers. In addition, the company distributes satellite radios through the sale and lease of new vehicles; and acquires subscribers through the sale and lease of previously owned vehicles with factory-installed satellite radios. Its satellite radio systems include satellites, terrestrial repeaters, and other satellite facilities; studios; and radios. Further, the company provides satellite television services, which offer music channels on the DISH NETWORK satellite television service as a programming package; Travel Link, a suite of data services that include graphical weather, fuel prices, sports schedule and scores, and movie listings; real-time traffic services; and real-time weather services. Additionally, it offers location-based services through two-way wireless connectivity, including safety, security, convenience, maintenance and data services, remote vehicles diagnostics, stolen or parked vehicle locator services, and monitoring of vehicle emission systems. The company also sells satellite and Internet radios directly to consumers through its Website, as well as through national and regional retailers. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Sirius XM Holdings Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

3 Stocks to Watch For: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO), Oracle Corporation (ORCL), Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) saw its value decrease by -0.13% as the stock dropped $-0.04 to finish the day at a closing price of $30.59. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $22.46-$31.95 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $30.27 to $30.72 during the day, are down by -0.57% in the past three months and up by 8.07% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.15% above its 20 day moving average and 0.55% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $33.11 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 56.66.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. It provides switching products, including fixed-configuration and modular switches, and storage products that provide connectivity to end users, workstations, IP phones, wireless access points, and servers; and next-generation network routing products that interconnect public and private wireline and mobile networks for mobile, data, voice, and video applications. The company also offers service provider video infrastructure, including set-top boxes, cable/telecommunications access products, and cable modems; and video software and solutions. In addition, it provides collaboration products comprising unified communications products, conferencing products, collaboration endpoints, and business messaging products; data center products, such as blade and rack servers, modular servers, fabric interconnects, software, and server access virtualization solutions; security products, including network and data center security, advanced threat protection, Web and email security, access and policy, unified threat management, and advisory, integration, and managed services; and other products, such as emerging technologies and other networking products. Further, the company offers wireless products consisting of wireless access points; network managed services; and standalone, switch-converged, and cloud managed solutions. Additionally, it provides technical support services and advanced services. The company serves businesses of various sizes, public institutions, governments, and communications service providers. Cisco Systems, Inc. sells its products directly, as well as through channel partners, such as systems integrators, service providers, other resellers, and distributors. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) shares were down in last trading by -4.31% to $39.1. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -3.5% over the past week and fell -1.51% in the past month. It is currently trading -0.19% below its 50 day moving average and -1.73% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.34% decrease in value from its one year high of $42. The RSI indicator value of 42.79, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems, and related services worldwide. It offers services in three primary layers of the cloud: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. The company licenses its Oracle Database software, which enables storage, retrieval, and manipulation of various forms of data; and Oracle Fusion Middleware software to build, deploy, secure, access, and integrate business applications, as well as automate their business processes. It also provides a range of software for mobile computing to address the development needs of businesses; and Java, a software development language. In addition, the company offers application software, such as human capital and talent management, customer experience and customer relationship management, financial management and governance, risk and compliance, procurement, project portfolio management, supply chain management, business analytics and enterprise performance management, and industry-specific application software. Further, it offers hardware systems products, such as Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, networking, industry specific hardware, virtualization software, operating systems, management software, and related hardware services. Additionally, the company offers customers with rights to software product upgrades and maintenance releases, patches released, and Internet access to technical content, as well as Internet and telephone access to technical support personnel. The company also provides consulting services, such as IT strategy alignment, enterprise architecture planning and design, initial product implementation and integration, and ongoing product enhancement and upgrade; customer support services; and education services. Oracle Corporation was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) traded within a range of $115.64 to $116.5 after opening the day at $116.47. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 12.63% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.13% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $115.97 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -1.79% below its 52 week high of $118.69 and 30.99% above its 12-month low of $89.47. The shares are up by over 2.63% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 64.12 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers. The company also provides iLife, a consumer-oriented digital lifestyle software application suite; iWork, an integrated productivity suite that helps users create, present, and publish documents, presentations, and spreadsheets; and other application software, such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro. In addition, it offers Apple TV that connects to consumers’ TV and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming high definition video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; Apple Watch, a personal electronic device; and iPod, a line of portable digital music and media players. Further, the company sells Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible, and iOS-compatible accessories, such as headphones, displays, storage devices, Beats products, and other connectivity and computing products and supplies. Additionally, it offers iCloud, a cloud service; AppleCare that offers support options for its customers; and Apple Pay, a mobile payment service. The company sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, iBooks Store, and Apple Music. It also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.