3 Stocks in Focus: Apple Inc. (AAPL), General Electric Company (GE), Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI)

Apple Inc. (AAPL) climbed 1.74% during last trading as the stock added $1.99 to finish the day at $116.05 with about 35.83M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 35.49M. The $631.67B market cap company, which fluctuated between $114.72 and $116.75 during the day, currently situated 30.41% above its 52 week low of $89.47 and -4.27% away from its one year high of $123.82. The RSI of 66.07 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, 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, education, and 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, iBooks Store, Mac App 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.

General Electric Company (GE) dropped $-0.22 to close the day at a new closing price of $28.86, a -0.76% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 9% above its 52 week low of $27.1. A total of 33.39M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 31.45M. The stock, which fluctuated between $28.81 and $29.31 during the day, currently situated -11.86% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.4% in the past one month and down by -9.84% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $33.13 and RSI of 29.34, the stock still has upside potential, making it a buy for now.

General Electric Company (GE) operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. The company’s 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. Its Renewable Energy segment provides wind turbine platforms, and hardware and software; offshore wind turbines; and solutions, products, and services to hydropower industry. The company’s Oil and Gas segment provides 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. Its Energy Management segment offers industrial and grid solutions; and power conversion systems. The company’s Aviation segment designs and produces commercial and military aircraft engines, integrated digital components, electric power, and mechanical aircraft systems; and provides aftermarket services. Its Healthcare segment offers diagnostic imaging and clinical systems; products and services for drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and cellular technologies; and healthcare information technology products. The company’s Transportation segment provides 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. Its Appliances & Lighting segment sells and services home appliances; and manufactures, sources, and sells lighting solutions. The company’s Capital segment offers commercial lending and leasing, factoring, energy financial, and aircraft financing and leasing services. General Electric Company was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) had a light trading with around 32.83M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 50.83M. The stock traded between $4.13 and $4.18 before closing at the price of $4.14 with -0.6% change on the day. The New York New York 10020 based company is currently trading 25.68% above its 52 week low of $3.29 and -6.87% below its 52 week high of $4.44. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 44.32 and $4.9 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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 Trending Stocks: Apple Inc. (AAPL), General Electric Company (GE), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)

Apple Inc. (AAPL) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.74% or $0.84 to close the day at $113.89 on light trading volume of 28.5M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 35.43M. The Cupertino California 95014 based company has been outperforming the electronic equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 5.01%, compared to the industry which has advanced 6.49% over the same period. With RSI of 59.24, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $125.86, 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, education, and 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, iBooks Store, Mac App 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.

General Electric Company (GE) fell -0.78% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.23 to finish the day at $29.27 with about 28.06M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 31.59M. The $265.74B market cap company, which fluctuated between $29.14 and $29.5 during the day, currently situated 11.96% above its 52 week low of $27.1 and -10.61% away from its one year high of $33. The RSI of 34.74 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

General Electric Company (GE) operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. The company’s 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. Its Renewable Energy segment provides wind turbine platforms, and hardware and software; offshore wind turbines; and solutions, products, and services to hydropower industry. The company’s Oil and Gas segment provides 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. Its Energy Management segment offers industrial and grid solutions; and power conversion systems. The company’s Aviation segment designs and produces commercial and military aircraft engines, integrated digital components, electric power, and mechanical aircraft systems; and provides aftermarket services. Its Healthcare segment offers diagnostic imaging and clinical systems; products and services for drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and cellular technologies; and healthcare information technology products. The company’s Transportation segment provides 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. Its Appliances & Lighting segment sells and services home appliances; and manufactures, sources, and sells lighting solutions. The company’s Capital segment offers commercial lending and leasing, factoring, energy financial, and aircraft financing and leasing services. General Electric Company was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) saw its value increase by 2.65% as the stock gained $0.18 to finish the day at a closing price of $6.96. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $1.75-$8 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $6.63 to $6.98 during the day, are up by 36.47% in the past three months and up by 154.01% over the past six months. It is currently trading 9.45% above its 20 day moving average and 3.12% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $6.12 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 58.82. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Intel Corporation (INTC), Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX), Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Intel Corporation (INTC) had a active trading with around 22.36M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 22.13M. The stock traded between $37.64 and $38.31 before closing at the price of $37.99 with 1.2% change on the day. The Santa Clara California 95054 based company is currently trading 39.48% above its 52 week low of $27.68 and -0.16% below its 52 week high of $38.31. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 64.1 and $40.38 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. It operates through Client Computing Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Software and Services, and All Other segments. The company’s platforms are used in various computing applications comprising notebooks, 2 in 1 systems, desktops, servers, tablets, smartphones, wireless and wired connectivity products, wearables, retail devices, and manufacturing devices, as well as for retail, transportation, industrial, buildings, home use, and other market segments. It offers microprocessors that processes system data and controls other devices in the system; chipsets, which send data between the microprocessor and input, display, and storage devices, such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive or solid-state drive, and optical disc drives; and system-on-chip products that integrate its central processing units with other system components onto a single chip. The company also provides communication and connectivity offerings, such as baseband processors, radio frequency transceivers, and power management integrated circuits; and tablet, phone, and Internet of Things solutions, which include multimode 4G LTE modems, Bluetooth technology and GPS receivers, software solutions, and interoperability tests, as well as home gateway and set-top box components. In addition, it offers security solutions for computers, mobile devices, and networks, as well as software and services for technology integration; NAND flash memory products, which are used in solid-state drives; and custom foundry services, including custom silicon, packaging, and manufacturing test services. The company sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and industrial and communications equipment manufacturers in the computing and communications industries. Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.69% or $0.28 to close the day at $10.67 on light trading volume of 22.1M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 30.34M. The Phoenix Arizona 85004 based company has been underperforming the copper group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -9.46%, compared to the industry which has advanced 3.04% over the same period. With RSI of 49.14, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $11.51, 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.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) shares were up in last trading by 0.04% to $113.05. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.79% over the past week and grew 4.97% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.02% above its 50 day moving average and 11.66% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.75% decrease in value from its one year high of $123.82. The RSI indicator value of 56.73, 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, education, and 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, iBooks Store, Mac App 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 Trending Stocks: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Coty Inc. (COTY), Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX)

Apple Inc. (AAPL) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.43% or $0.48 to close the day at $113 on light trading volume of 29.69M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 35.62M. The Cupertino California 95014 based company has been outperforming the electronic equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 4.18%, compared to the industry which has advanced 5.82% over the same period. With RSI of 56.99, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $125.86, 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, education, and 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, iBooks Store, Mac App 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.

Coty Inc. (COTY) climbed 0.8% during last trading as the stock added $0.19 to finish the day at $23.98 with about 28.39M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.9M. The $7.92B market cap company, which fluctuated between $23.79 and $24.12 during the day, currently situated 12.75% above its 52 week low of $21.48 and -23.36% away from its one year high of $31.6. The RSI of 43.36 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Coty Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes beauty products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Fragrances, Color Cosmetics, Skin & Body Care, and Brazil Acquisition. It offers fragrances under the Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Davidoff, Chloé, Balenciaga, Beyoncé, Bottega Veneta, Guess?, Katy Perry, Miu Miu, and Roberto Cavalli brand names. The company also provides lip, eye, nail, and facial color products under the Bourjois, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, and OPI brands. In addition, it offers shower gels, deodorants, skin care, and sun treatment products under the adidas, Lancaster, philosophy, and Playboy brand names. The company also markets its products under the Astor, Coty, Joop!, Jovan, Manhattan, and N.Y.C. New York Color brands. It sells its products through retailers, including hypermarkets, supermarkets, independent and chain drug stores and pharmacies, upscale perfumeries, upscale and mid-tier department stores, nail salons, specialty retailers, duty-free shops and traditional food, and drug and mass retailers. Coty Inc. was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) saw its value decrease by -2.81% as the stock dropped $-0.3 to finish the day at a closing price of $10.39. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $3.52-$14.2 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $10.25 to $10.78 during the day, are down by -4.59% in the past three months and up by 8.12% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.55% below its 20 day moving average and -8.07% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $11.51 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 45.5. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Ford Motor (F), Apple (AAPL), General Electric (GE)

Apple Inc. (AAPL) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.78% or $0.87 to close the day at $113.05 on active trading volume of 36.31M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 35.68M. The Cupertino California 95014 based company has been outperforming the electronic equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 5.37%, compared to the industry which has advanced 7.66% over the same period. With RSI of 58.4, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $125.86, 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, education, and 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, iBooks Store, Mac App 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.

General Electric Company (GE) climbed 0.3% during last trading as the stock added $0.09 to finish the day at $29.62 with about 35.51M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 32.19M. The $268.92B market cap company, which fluctuated between $29.58 and $29.85 during the day, currently situated 23.71% above its 52 week low of $26.22 and -9.54% away from its one year high of $33. The RSI of 40.6 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

General Electric Company (GE) operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. The company’s 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. Its Renewable Energy segment provides wind turbine platforms, and hardware and software; offshore wind turbines; and solutions, products, and services to hydropower industry. The company’s Oil and Gas segment provides 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. Its Energy Management segment offers industrial and grid solutions; and power conversion systems. The company’s Aviation segment designs and produces commercial and military aircraft engines, integrated digital components, electric power, and mechanical aircraft systems; and provides aftermarket services. Its Healthcare segment offers diagnostic imaging and clinical systems; products and services for drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and cellular technologies; and healthcare information technology products. The company’s Transportation segment provides 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. Its Appliances & Lighting segment sells and services home appliances; and manufactures, sources, and sells lighting solutions. The company’s Capital segment offers commercial lending and leasing, factoring, energy financial, and aircraft financing and leasing services. General Electric Company was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Ford Motor Co. (F) saw its value increase by 0.84% as the stock gained $0.1 to finish the day at a closing price of $12.07. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $11.02-$15.84 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $11.99 to $12.14 during the day, are down by -4.07% in the past three months and down by -3.62% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.65% below its 20 day moving average and -3.18% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $13.22 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 45.26. 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.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), Micron Technology, Inc. (MU)

Apple Inc. (AAPL) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.55% or $-1.77 to close the day at $112.18 on active trading volume of 35.84M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 35.69M. The Cupertino California 95014 based company has been outperforming the electronic equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 3.88%, compared to the industry which has advanced 6.36% over the same period. With RSI of 56.32, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $125.4, 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, education, and 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, iBooks Store, Mac App 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.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) climbed 4.74% during last trading as the stock added $0.72 to finish the day at $15.9 with about 34.96M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 17.57M. The $13.47B market cap company, which fluctuated between $15.28 and $16.25 during the day, currently situated 147.45% above its 52 week low of $6.52 and -20.84% away from its one year high of $20.44. The RSI of 60.67 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) saw its value increase by 0.57% as the stock gained $0.1 to finish the day at a closing price of $17.54. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $9.31-$19.3 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $17.34 to $17.77 during the day, are up by 27.47% in the past three months and up by 59.02% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.15% above its 20 day moving average and 11.3% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $18.62 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 60.05. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Micron Technology, Inc. provides semiconductor systems worldwide. It operates in four segments: Compute and Networking Business Unit, Mobile Business Unit, Storage Business Unit, and Embedded Business Unit. The company offers DDR4 and DDR3 DRAM products for computers, servers, networking devices, communications equipment, consumer electronics, automotive, and industrial applications; mobile low-power DRAM products for mobile phones, tablets, embedded, computers, and other mobile consumer device applications; DDR2 DRAM, DDR DRAM, GDDR5 DRAM, SDRAM, reduced latency DRAM, and pseudo-static DRAM products for use in networking devices, servers, consumer electronics, communications equipment, computer peripherals, automotive and industrial applications, and computer memory upgrades; and HMC semiconductor memory devices for use in networking and computing applications. It 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, the company manufactures products that are sold under other brand names; and resells flash memory products that are purchased from other NAND Flash suppliers. Further, it provides NOR Flash memory products, which are electrically re-writeable, semiconductor memory devices for wireless and embedded applications. The company 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. Micron Technology, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Array BioPharma Inc. (ARRY), Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX), Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Array BioPharma Inc. (ARRY) retreated with the stock falling -4.7% or $-0.31 to close at $6.28 on light trading volume of 29.9M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.26M. The Boulder Colorado 80301 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 37.72% up for the period and up by 48.82% so far this year. With price target of $8 and a 163.87% rebound from 52-week low, Array BioPharma Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Array BioPharma Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecule drugs to treat patients with cancer in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company’s drugs in Phase III clinical trials include Binimetinib, Encorafenib, and Selumetinib for the treatment of cancer, as well as ASC08/Danoprevir, a protease inhibitor for hepatitis C virus. Its drug candidates in Phase II clinical trials comprise Filanesib, a kinesin spindle protein inhibitor for multiple myeloma; ARRY-797, a p38 inhibitor for Lamin A/C-related dilated cardiomyopathy; ASLAN001/Varlitinib, a pan-HER2 inhibitor for gastric or breast cancer; Ipatasertib/GDC-0068, an AKT inhibitor for cancer; Motolimod/VTX-2337, a toll-like receptor for cancer; Prexasertib/LY2606368, a chk-1 inhibitor for cancer; LOXO-101, a PanTrk inhibitor for cancer; and ONT-380/ARRY-380, an HER2 inhibitor for breast cancer. The company’s Phase I drugs include GDC-0994, an ERK inhibitor for cancer; and ARRY-382, a CSF1R inhibitor for cancer, as well as Phase Ib drug candidate comprises GDC-0575, a chk-1 inhibitor for cancer. Array BioPharma Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) gained $0.7 to close the day at a new closing price of $10.91, a 6.86% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 209.94% above its 52 week low of $3.52. A total of 29.73M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 30.79M. The stock, which fluctuated between $10.27 and $10.92 during the day, currently situated -22.87% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.64% in the past one month and up by 1.3% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $11.54 and RSI of 52.04, 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.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) shares were up in last trading by 0.76% to $113.95. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.35% over the past week and grew 6.67% in the past month. It is currently trading 6.26% above its 50 day moving average and 12.65% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6% decrease in value from its one year high of $123.82. The RSI indicator value of 62.46, 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, education, and 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, iBooks Store, Mac App 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 Notable Runners: Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX), Apple Inc. (AAPL), Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. (SBH)

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -2.85% or $-0.3 to close the day at $10.21 on lower than average trading volume of 24.66M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 30.86M. The Phoenix Arizona 85004 based company has been outperforming the copper companies by -4.5021% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 50.81% YTD, versus the copper industry which is down -5.42% for the same period. The RSI of 41.66 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 24.58M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 36.18M. The stock traded between $112.34 and $113.18 before closing at the price of $113.09 with 0.19% change on the day. The Cupertino California 95014 based company is currently trading 27.08% above its 52 week low of $89.47 and -6.71% below its 52 week high of $123.82. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 60.78 and $125.4 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, education, and 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, iBooks Store, Mac App 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.

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. (SBH) traded within a range of $27.75 to $28.37 after opening the day at $27.9. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.97% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.22% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $28.16 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -14.49% below its 52 week high of $32.93 and 28.35% above its 12-month low of $21.94. The shares are down by over -1.47% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 56.88 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer and distributor of professional beauty supplies primarily in North America, South America, and Europe. The company operates through two segments, Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group. The Sally Beauty Supply segment offers professional beauty supplies, including hair color and care, skin and nail care, beauty sundries, and electrical appliances for retail customers and salon professionals. This segment also provides third-party brands, such as Clairol, CHI, China Glaze, OPI, and Conair, as well as exclusive-label professional beauty supplies. As of September 30, 2015, Sally Beauty Supply segment operated 3,655 company-operated retail stores and 18 franchised stores. The Beauty Systems Group offers professional beauty products, including hair color and care, skin and nail care, beauty sundries, and electrical appliances directly to salons and salon professionals through its sales force, as well as through company-operated and franchised stores. This segment also sells third-party brands, such as Paul Mitchell, Wella, Sebastian, Goldwell, Joico, and Aquage. As of September 30, 2015, this segment had 1,137 company-operated stores under the CosmoProf banner, as well as 157 franchised stores under the Armstrong McCall name. The company distributes its products through full-service/exclusive distribution, open-line distribution, direct, and mega-salon stores. Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Denton, Texas.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Pfizer Inc. (PFE), Ford Motor Co. (F)

Apple Inc. (AAPL) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.15% or $0.17 to close the day at $112.88 on light trading volume of 29.79M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 36.89M. The Cupertino California 95014 based company has been outperforming the electronic equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 0.51%, compared to the industry which has advanced 3.06% over the same period. With RSI of 60.08, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $125.4, 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, education, and 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, iBooks Store, Mac App 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.

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) fell -1.81% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.62 to finish the day at $33.64 with about 29.51M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 19.76M. The $204.05B market cap company, which fluctuated between $33.42 and $34.01 during the day, currently situated 21.14% above its 52 week low of $28.25 and -9.28% away from its one year high of $37.39. The RSI of 36.88 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Pfizer Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells healthcare products worldwide. The company operates through Global Innovative Pharmaceutical (GIP); Global Vaccines, Oncology and Consumer Healthcare (VOC); and Global Established Pharmaceutical (GEP) segments. The GIP segment develops and commercializes medicines for various therapeutic areas, including inflammation/immunology, cardiovascular/metabolic, neuroscience/pain, and rare diseases. The VOC segment develops and commercializes vaccines, as well as products for oncology and consumer healthcare. It provides over-the-counter products comprising dietary supplements under the Centrum, Caltrate, and Emergen-C brands; pain management products under the Advil and ThermaCare brands; gastrointestinal products under the Nexium 24HR/Nexium Control and Preparation H brands; and respiratory and personal care products under the brand names of Robitussin, Advil Cold & Sinus, Advil Sinus Congestion Relief & Pain, Dimetapp, and ChapStick. The GEP segment offers products that have lost marketing exclusivity in various markets; and branded generics, generic sterile injectable products, biosimilars, infusion systems, and other products. The company serves wholesalers, retailers, hospitals, clinics, government agencies, pharmacies, and individual provider offices, as well as centers for disease control and prevention. It has licensing agreements with Cellectis SA and AstraZeneca PLC; and collaborative agreements with Eli Lilly & Company, OPKO Health, Inc., BioRap Technologies LTD., and Merck KGaA. Pfizer Inc. was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Ford Motor Co. (F) saw its value decrease by -1.31% as the stock dropped $-0.16 to finish the day at a closing price of $12.01. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $11.02-$15.84 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $12 to $12.12 during the day, are down by -0.15% in the past three months and down by -7% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.91% below its 20 day moving average and -4.57% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $13.22 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 38.8. 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.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Bank of America Corporation (BAC), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)

Apple Inc. (AAPL) fell -1.67% during last trading as the stock lost $-1.91 to finish the day at $112.71 with about 52.38M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 36.58M. The $607.33B market cap company, which fluctuated between $111.55 and $114.79 during the day, currently situated 26.66% above its 52 week low of $89.47 and -7.03% away from its one year high of $123.82. The RSI of 59.98 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, 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, education, and 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, iBooks Store, Mac App 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.

Bank of America Corporation (BAC) dropped $-0.08 to close the day at a new closing price of $15.52, a -0.51% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 42.9% above its 52 week low of $10.99. A total of 51.51M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 90.71M. The stock, which fluctuated between $15.5 and $15.67 during the day, currently situated -12.94% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 1.25% in the past one month and up by 19.94% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $17.45 and RSI of 50.35, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services for individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses, institutional investors, large corporations, and governments worldwide. It operates through five segments: Consumer Banking, Global Wealth & Investment Management, Global Banking, Global Markets, and Legacy Assets & Servicing. The Consumer Banking segment offers traditional and money market savings accounts, CDs and IRAs, noninterest- and interest-bearing checking accounts, and investment accounts and products, as well as credit and debit cards, residential mortgages and home equity loans, and direct and indirect loans. This segment provides its products and services through approximately 4,700 financial centers, 16,000 ATMs, call centers, and online and mobile platforms. The Global Wealth & Investment Management segment offers investment management, brokerage, banking, and retirement products, as well as wealth management and customized solutions. The Global Banking segment provides lending products and services, including commercial loans, leases, commitment facilities, trade finance, real estate lending, and asset-based lending; treasury solutions, such as treasury management, foreign exchange, and short-term investing options; working capital management solutions; and debt and equity underwriting and distribution, and merger-related and other advisory services. The Global Markets segment offers market-making, financing, securities clearing, settlement, and custody services, as well as risk management, foreign exchange, fixed-income, and mortgage-related products. The Legacy Assets & Servicing segment engages in mortgage servicing activities related to residential first mortgage and home equity loans; and managing legacy exposures related to mortgage origination, sales, and servicing. Bank of America Corporation was founded in 1874 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) had a active trading with around 48.21M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 12.08M. The stock traded between $87.49 and $88.93 before closing at the price of $87.76 with -1.38% change on the day. The Cincinnati Ohio 45202 based company is currently trading 30.14% above its 52 week low of $71.29 and -1.72% below its 52 week high of $89.3. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 51.87 and $4.42 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company’s Beauty segment offers hair care products comprising conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and antiperspirants and deodorants, personal cleansing, and skin care products. This segment markets its products under the Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, Rejoice, Old Spice, Safeguard, and SK-II brands. Its Grooming segment provides blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and other shave care products, as well as appliances under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, Prestobarba, and Venus brands. The company’s Health Care segment offers toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals/supplements, and other healthcare products under the Oral-B, Crest, Prilosec, Vicks, Metamucil, Pepto Bismol, and Align brands. Its Fabric & Home Care segment provides fabric care products, including fabric enhancers, laundry additives, and laundry detergents; and home care products comprising air care, dish care, P&G professional, and surface care products under the Tide, Ariel, Downy, Gain, Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer brands. The company’s Baby, Feminine & Family Care segment offers baby care products, such as baby wipes, diapers, and pants; adult incontinence and feminine care products; and family care products, such as paper towels, tissues, and toilet papers. This segment markets its products under the Pampers, Always, Bounty, Charmin, Luvs, and Tampax brands. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, baby stores, specialty beauty stores, e-commerce, high-frequency stores, and pharmacies. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.