3 Stocks in Focus: Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN), Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG)

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) fell -0.92% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.49 to finish the day at $52.51 with about 4.67M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.83M. The $41.89B market cap company, which fluctuated between $52.13 and $53.1 during the day, currently situated 29.93% above its 52 week low of $41.25 and -16.09% away from its one year high of $63.38. The RSI of 40.38 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the People’s Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The company also owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, and Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip; Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Its integrated resorts include accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and other amenities. Las Vegas Sands Corp. was founded in 1988 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN) dropped $-0.08 to close the day at a new closing price of $87.6, a -0.09% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 26.56% above its 52 week low of $69.25. A total of 4.67M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.28M. The stock, which fluctuated between $87.6 and $87.89 during the day, currently situated -6.17% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 16.41% in the past one month and up by 23.02% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $81.7 and RSI of 74.88, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

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

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) had a light trading with around 4.64M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.68M. The stock traded between $23.03 and $24.04 before closing at the price of $23.12 with -3.22% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77024 based company is currently trading 25.55% above its 52 week low of $18.73 and -13.38% below its 52 week high of $26.74. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 52.49 and $28.34 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, develops, exploits, explores for, produces, and markets natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company primarily focuses on the Marcellus Shale in northeast Pennsylvania with approximately 200,000 net acres in the dry gas window of the play; and the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas with approximately 85,500 net acres in the oil window of the play. It also transports, stores, gathers, and purchases natural gas for resale. The company sells its natural gas to industrial customers, local distribution companies, and gas marketers through gathering systems and pipelines, as well as to intrastate pipelines, natural gas processors, and marketing companies. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of approximately 8,190 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

3 Notable Runners: FirstEnergy Corp. (FE), Chevron Corporation (CVX), Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG)

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.56% or $-0.17 to close the day at $30.36 on lower than average trading volume of 2.57M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.39M. The Akron Ohio 44308 based company has been outperforming the electric utilities companies by -2.8899% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -0.78% YTD, versus the electric utilities industry which is up 1.73% for the same period. The RSI of 54.51 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

FirstEnergy Corp., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the United States. The company operates through Regulated Distribution, Regulated Transmission, and Competitive Energy Services segments. It owns and operates coal-fired, nuclear, hydroelectric, oil and natural gas, wind, and solar power generating facilities. The company also provides energy-related products and services to retail and wholesale customers. It operates 24,211 pole miles of overhead and underground transmission lines; and electric distribution systems, including 268,682 miles of overhead pole line and underground conduit carrying primary, secondary, and street lighting circuits; as well as owns substations with a total installed transformer capacity of approximately 154,612,802 kilovolt-amperes. The company serves approximately six million customers within 65,000 square miles in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. FirstEnergy Corp. was founded in 1996 and is based in Akron, Ohio.

Chevron Corporation (CVX) had a light trading with around 5.81M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.46M. The stock traded between $111.78 and $113.07 before closing at the price of $112.52 with -1.22% change on the day. The San Ramon California 94583 based company is currently trading 40% above its 52 week low of $82.9 and -5.45% below its 52 week high of $119. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 43.69 and $126.25 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. The Upstream segment is involved in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas; processing, liquefaction, transportation, and regasification associated with liquefied natural gas; transportation of crude oil through pipelines; and transportation, storage, and marketing of natural gas, as well as operates a gas-to-liquids plant. The Downstream segment engages in refining crude oil into petroleum products; marketing crude oil and refined products; transporting crude oil and refined products through pipeline, marine vessel, motor equipment, and rail car; and manufacturing and marketing commodity petrochemicals, and fuel and lubricant additives, as well as plastics for industrial uses. It is also involved in the cash management and debt financing activities; corporate administrative operations; insurance operations; real estate activities; and technology businesses. Further, the company holds interests in power plants, as well as operates geothermal plants; and engages in the transportation of refined products primarily in the coastal waters of the United States. The company was formerly known as ChevronTexaco Corporation and changed its name to Chevron Corporation in 2005. Chevron Corporation was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in San Ramon, California.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) traded within a range of $23.67 to $24.32 after opening the day at $23.86. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 3.86% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.21% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $24.24 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -9.18% below its 52 week high of $26.74 and 31.63% above its 12-month low of $18.73. The shares are up by over 13.75% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 62.15 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, develops, exploits, explores for, produces, and markets natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company primarily focuses on the Marcellus Shale in northeast Pennsylvania with approximately 200,000 net acres in the dry gas window of the play; and the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas with approximately 85,500 net acres in the oil window of the play. It also transports, stores, gathers, and purchases natural gas for resale. The company sells its natural gas to industrial customers, local distribution companies, and gas marketers through gathering systems and pipelines, as well as to intrastate pipelines, natural gas processors, and marketing companies. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of approximately 8,190 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG), The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK), Invesco Ltd. (IVZ)

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) saw its value decrease by -0.66% as the stock dropped $-0.16 to finish the day at a closing price of $24.07. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $18.48-$26.74 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $23.83 to $24.33 during the day, are up by 9.71% in the past three months and down by -1.81% over the past six months. It is currently trading 7.61% above its 20 day moving average and 6.45% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $28.34 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 61.03.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, develops, exploits, explores for, produces, and markets natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company primarily focuses on the Marcellus Shale in northeast Pennsylvania with approximately 200,000 net acres in the dry gas window of the play; and the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas with approximately 85,500 net acres in the oil window of the play. It also transports, stores, gathers, and purchases natural gas for resale. The company sells its natural gas to industrial customers, local distribution companies, and gas marketers through gathering systems and pipelines, as well as to intrastate pipelines, natural gas processors, and marketing companies. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of approximately 8,190 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK) shares were up in last trading by 0.13% to $45.56. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.24% over the past week and fell -4.74% in the past month. It is currently trading -2.51% below its 50 day moving average and 8.06% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -7.64% decrease in value from its one year high of $49.54. The RSI indicator value of 47.17, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, an investment company, provides financial products and services to institutions, corporations, and high net worth individuals in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Investment Management and Investment Services. The company offers investment management; trust and custody; foreign exchange; fund administration; global collateral services; securities lending; depositary receipts; corporate trust; global payment/cash management; banking services; and clearing services. It also provides mutual funds, separate accounts, wealth management and private banking services; and broker-dealer services, registered investment advisory services, prime brokerage services, and working capital solutions. In addition, the company is involved in credit-related activities, business exits, leasing operations, and corporate treasury activities; and the provision of global markets and institutional banking services. The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation was founded in 1784 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Invesco Ltd. (IVZ) traded within a range of $31.71 to $32.19 after opening the day at $31.74. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.94% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.08% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $31.84 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -4.5% below its 52 week high of $33.34 and 40.93% above its 12-month low of $23.02. The shares are up by over 6.81% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 60.03 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Invesco Ltd. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm provides its services to retail clients, institutional clients, high-net worth clients, public entities, corporations, unions, non-profit organizations, endowments, foundations, pension funds, financial institutions, and sovereign wealth funds. It manages separate client-focused equity and fixed income portfolios. The firm also launches equity, fixed income, commodity, multi-asset, and balanced mutual funds for its clients. It launches equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and balanced exchange-traded funds. The firm also launches and manages private funds. It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. The firm also invests in alternative markets, such as commodities and currencies. For the equity portion of its portfolio, it invests in growth and value stocks of large-cap, mid-cap, and small-cap companies. For the fixed income portion of its portfolio, the firm invests in convertibles, government bonds, municipal bonds, treasury securities, and cash. It also invests in short term and intermediate term bonds, investment grade and high yield bonds, taxable and tax-free bonds, senior secured loans, and structured securities such as asset-backed securities, mortgage-backed securities, and commercial mortgage-backed securities. The firm employs absolute return, global macro, and long/short strategies. It employs quantitative analysis to make its investments. The firm was formerly known as Invesco Plc, AMVESCAP plc, Amvesco plc, Invesco PLC, Invesco MIM, and H. Lotery & Co. Ltd. Invesco Ltd. was founded in December 1935 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia with an additional office in Hamilton, Bermuda.

 

Stocks To Watch: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG), U.S. Bancorp (USB)

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) traded within a range of $44.34 to $45.19 after opening the day at $44.5. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 16.55% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.58% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $45.07 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -0.02% below its 52 week high of $45.19 and 72.35% above its 12-month low of $26.15. The shares are up by over 9.79% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 68.62 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Yahoo! Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides search and display advertising services on Yahoo properties and affiliate sites worldwide. The company offers Yahoo Search that serves as a guide for users to discover information on the Internet; Yahoo Mail, which connects users to the people and content; and Yahoo Messenger, an instant messaging service, which enables users to connect, communicate, and share experiences in real-time. It also provides digital content products, including Yahoo News, which gives users to discover, consume, and engage around the news, content, and video; Yahoo Sports, which serves audiences of sports enthusiasts; Yahoo Finance that offers a range of financial data, information, and tools; Yahoo Lifestyle to engage users passionate about style and fashion; and Tumblr, which provides a Web platform and mobile applications on iOS and android to create, share, and curate content, as well as Tumblr messaging that enables users to engage with other users that share their same interests and passions. In addition, the company provides advertiser products, such as Yahoo Gemini, a marketplace for search and native advertising; and BrightRoll, which offers a suite of media-agnostic tools to enable advertisers, publishers, and partners connect with users across ad formats and devices. Further, it offers advertising formats; and digital advertising products, such as Yahoo native, Yahoo video, Yahoo premium, and Yahoo audience ads. Additionally, the company offers Yahoo Mobile Developer suite consisting of Flurry Analytics, Yahoo App Publishing, Yahoo App Marketing, and Tumblr In-App Sharing tools to measure, monetize, advertise, and improve their apps. Yahoo! Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.13% or $0.03 to close the day at $23.6 on light trading volume of 6.46M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.87M. The Houston Texas 77024 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 20.89%, compared to the industry which has advanced 50.32% over the same period. With RSI of 57.55, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $27.9, making it a hold for now.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, develops, exploits, explores for, produces, and markets natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company primarily focuses on the Marcellus Shale in northeast Pennsylvania with approximately 200,000 net acres in the dry gas window of the play; and the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas with approximately 85,500 net acres in the oil window of the play. It also transports, stores, gathers, and purchases natural gas for resale. The company sells its natural gas to industrial customers, local distribution companies, and gas marketers through gathering systems and pipelines, as well as to intrastate pipelines, natural gas processors, and marketing companies. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of approximately 8,190 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

U.S. Bancorp (USB) dropped $-0.31 to close the day at a new closing price of $52.89, a -0.58% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 46.26% above its 52 week low of $37.07. A total of 6.39M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.54M. The stock, which fluctuated between $52.53 and $53.02 during the day, currently situated -2.13% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.56% in the past one month and up by 18.38% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $54 and RSI of 56.98, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG), Pfizer Inc. (PFE)

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 11.36% or $1.39 to close the day at $13.63 on light trading volume of 139.87M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 52.4M. The Sunnyvale California 94088 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – broad line group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 588.38%, compared to the industry which has advanced 49.46% over the same period. With RSI of 78.14, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $10.96, making it a hold for now.

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

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) grew with the stock adding 10.73% or $2.3 to close at $23.73 on light trading volume of 26.58M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.41M. The Houston Texas 77024 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 15.26% up for the period and up by 1.68% so far this year. With price target of $27.9 and a 28.86% rebound from 52-week low, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, develops, exploits, explores for, produces, and markets natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company primarily focuses on the Marcellus Shale in northeast Pennsylvania with approximately 200,000 net acres in the dry gas window of the play; and the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas with approximately 85,500 net acres in the oil window of the play. It also transports, stores, gathers, and purchases natural gas for resale. The company sells its natural gas to industrial customers, local distribution companies, and gas marketers through gathering systems and pipelines, as well as to intrastate pipelines, natural gas processors, and marketing companies. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of approximately 8,190 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.44% or $0.14 to close the day at $32.23 on lower than average trading volume of 24.35M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 27.98M. The New York New York 10017 based company has been outperforming the drug manufacturers – major companies by 9.9606% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 0.24% YTD, versus the drug manufacturers – major industry which is up 0.74% for the same period. The RSI of 59.83 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Pfizer Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells healthcare products worldwide. It 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; collaborative agreements with Eli Lilly & Company, OPKO Health, Inc., BioRap Technologies LTD., Merck KGaA, Transgene S.A., Edelris SAS, IGNITE Immunotherapy Inc., and AbCellera Biologics Inc.; and a research and development agreement with the National Cancer Institute. The company has a partnership with The University of Pittsburgh. Pfizer Inc. was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG), Zynga Inc. (ZNGA), ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACAD)

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) saw its value decrease by -0.09% as the stock dropped $-0.02 to finish the day at a closing price of $21.43. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $18.48-$26.74 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $21.14 to $21.52 during the day, are up by 5.97% in the past three months and down by -12.01% over the past six months. It is currently trading -3.15% below its 20 day moving average and -5.05% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $27.9 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 42.49.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, develops, exploits, explores for, produces, and markets natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company primarily focuses on the Marcellus Shale in northeast Pennsylvania with approximately 200,000 net acres in the dry gas window of the play; and the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas with approximately 85,500 net acres in the oil window of the play. It also transports, stores, gathers, and purchases natural gas for resale. The company sells its natural gas to industrial customers, local distribution companies, and gas marketers through gathering systems and pipelines, as well as to intrastate pipelines, natural gas processors, and marketing companies. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of approximately 8,190 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) shares were up in last trading by 0.39% to $2.55. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.78% over the past week and fell -5.2% in the past month. It is currently trading -5.93% below its 50 day moving average and -6% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -17.21% decrease in value from its one year high of $3.08. The RSI indicator value of 40.27, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Zynga Inc. develops, markets, and operates social games as live services played on the Internet, social networking sites, and mobile platforms in the United States, North America, Asia, and the European Union. It offers its online social games primarily under the Slots, Words With Friends, Zynga Poker, and FarmVille franchises. The company’s games are accessible on mobile platforms, Facebook, and other social networks, as well as Zynga.com. It also provides advertising services to advertising agencies and brokers. The company was formerly known as Zynga Game Network Inc. and changed its name to Zynga Inc. in November 2010. Zynga Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACAD) traded within a range of $34.9 to $38.25 after opening the day at $35.55. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 26.94% so far this year. The stock was up close to 3.92% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $36.61 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -13.84% below its 52 week high of $42.49 and 120.01% above its 12-month low of $16.64. The shares are up by over 66.41% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 72.73 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of small molecule drugs that address unmet medical needs in central nervous system disorders. Its lead product candidate, NUPLAZID, has completed the Phase III pivotal trials for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease psychosis and the Phase II trial for the treatment of schizophrenia, as well as is in Phase II study for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease psychosis. It also has clinical-stage programs for glaucoma and, in collaboration with Allergan, Inc., for chronic pain. ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

 

Momentum Stocks in Focus: Avon Products, Inc. (AVP), Tenax Therapeutics, Inc. (TENX), Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG)

Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -3.92% or $-0.23 to close the day at $5.64 on active trading volume of 6.31M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.17M. The New York New York 10017 based company has been outperforming the personal products group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 87.38%, compared to the industry which has advanced 2.33% over the same period. With RSI of 54.36, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $6.45, making it a hold for now.

Avon Products, Inc. manufactures and markets beauty and related products worldwide. It offers beauty products, which consists of skincare products, including personal care products, as well as fragrances and color cosmetics; and fashion and home products consisting of jewelry, watches, apparel, footwear, accessories, gift and decorative products, housewares, entertainment and leisure products, children’s products, and nutritional products. The company markets its products through direct selling by representatives. Avon Products, Inc. was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Tenax Therapeutics, Inc. (TENX) grew with the stock adding 23.8% or $0.11 to close at $0.57 on light trading volume of 6.23M compared its three months average trading volume of 643.43K. The Morrisville North Carolina 27560 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -78.59% down for the period and down by -70.79% so far this year. With price target of $9.25 and a 37.23% rebound from 52-week low, Tenax Therapeutics, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Tenax Therapeutics, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, focused on the development and commercialization of a portfolio of products for the critical care market in the United States and Canada. It focuses on the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products containing levosimendan, 2.5 mg/ml concentrate for solution for infusion/5ml vial for use in the reduction of morbidity and mortality in cardiac surgery patients at risk for developing Low Cardiac Output Syndrome. The company offers Wundecyte, a wound-healing gel. The company was formerly known as Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. and changed its name to Tenax Therapeutics, Inc. in September 2014. Tenax Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Morrisville, North Carolina.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -3.31% or $-0.71 to close the day at $20.77 on lower than average trading volume of 6.13M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.39M. The Houston Texas 77024 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas companies by -0.4053% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -11.01% YTD, versus the independent oil & gas industry which is down -3.25% for the same period. The RSI of 36.87 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, develops, exploits, explores for, produces, and markets natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company primarily focuses on the Marcellus Shale in northeast Pennsylvania with approximately 200,000 net acres in the dry gas window of the play; and the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas with approximately 85,500 net acres in the oil window of the play. It also transports, stores, gathers, and purchases natural gas for resale. The company sells its natural gas to industrial customers, local distribution companies, and gas marketers through gathering systems and pipelines, as well as to intrastate pipelines, natural gas processors, and marketing companies. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of approximately 8,190 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Mattel, Inc. (MAT), Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG), PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM)

Mattel, Inc. (MAT) saw its value decrease by -0.64% as the stock dropped $-0.17 to finish the day at a closing price of $26.32. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $25.83-$34.76 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $25.83 to $26.71 during the day, are down by -15.3% in the past three months and down by -19.28% over the past six months. It is currently trading -10.83% below its 20 day moving average and -11.67% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $32.36 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 34.11.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Mattel, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a range of toy products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: North America, International, and American Girl. It offers dolls and accessories, vehicles and play sets, and games and puzzles under the Mattel Girls & Boys brands, including Barbie, Monster High, Disney Classics, Ever After High, Little Mommy, Polly Pocket, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, CARS, Disney Planes, BOOMco, Radica, Toy Story, Max Steel, WWE Wrestling, and DC Comics. The company also provides its products under the Fisher-Price brands, such as Fisher-Price, Little People, BabyGear, Laugh & Learn, Imaginext, Thomas & Friends, Dora the Explorer, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney Jake, the Never Land Pirates, and Power Wheels. In addition, it offers its products under the American Girl brands comprising Truly Me, BeForever, and Bitty Baby; and construction, and arts and crafts brands, such as MEGA BLOKS, RoseArt, and Board Dudes, as well as publishes the American Girl magazine. Mattel, Inc. sells its products directly to consumers via its catalog, Website, and proprietary retail stores, as well as directly to retailers, including discount and free-standing toy stores, chain stores, department stores, and other retail outlets; to wholesalers; and through agents and distributors. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in El Segundo, California.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) shares were down in last trading by -5.72% to $21.26. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -4.06% over the past week and fell -7.16% in the past month. It is currently trading -6.02% below its 50 day moving average and -10.28% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -20.34% decrease in value from its one year high of $26.74. The RSI indicator value of 39.57, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, develops, exploits, explores for, produces, and markets natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company primarily focuses on the Marcellus Shale in northeast Pennsylvania with approximately 200,000 net acres in the dry gas window of the play; and the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas with approximately 85,500 net acres in the oil window of the play. It also transports, stores, gathers, and purchases natural gas for resale. The company sells its natural gas to industrial customers, local distribution companies, and gas marketers through gathering systems and pipelines, as well as to intrastate pipelines, natural gas processors, and marketing companies. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of approximately 8,190 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM) traded within a range of $20.92 to $21.49 after opening the day at $21.22. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 16.38% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.61% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $21.39 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -3.61% below its 52 week high of $22.4 and 43.36% above its 12-month low of $15.21. The shares are up by over 18.16% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 76.54 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

PulteGroup, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the homebuilding business in the United States. The company is involved in the acquisition and development of land primarily for residential purposes; and the construction of housing on such land. It offers various home designs, including single-family detached, townhouses, condominiums, and duplexes under the Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes John Wieland Homes, and Neighborhoods names. As of March 31, 2016, the company controlled 102,580 owned lots and 43,072 lots under land option agreements. It also arranges financing through the origination of mortgage loans, principally for homebuyers; sells the servicing rights for the originated loans; and provides title insurance policies, and examination and closing services to homebuyers. The company was formerly known as Pulte Homes, Inc. and changed its name to PulteGroup, Inc. in March 2010. PulteGroup, Inc. was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: Coty Inc. (COTY), Johnson Controls International plc (JCI), Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG)

Coty Inc. (COTY) retreated with the stock falling -0.36% or $-0.07 to close at $19.5 on light trading volume of 4.69M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.11M. The New York New York 10118 based company operating under the Personal Products industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -15.45% down for the period and up by 6.5% so far this year. With price target of $21.27 and a 9.43% rebound from 52-week low, Coty Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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; and hair straighteners, hair dryers, curlers, and hair brushes; and spray, serum, cream, and foam product lines to curl, fix, protect, shine, straighten, and volumize hair. 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.

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) had a light trading with around 4.69M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.01M. The stock traded between $43.62 and $44.7 before closing at the price of $43.73 with -1.29% change on the day. The Cork Cork T12 X8N6 based company is currently trading 35.68% above its 52 week low of $32.92 and -10.19% below its 52 week high of $48.97. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $49.84 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Johnson Controls International plc operates as a diversified technology and multi industrial company worldwide. The company operates through Buildings and Power Solutions segments. It designs, produces, markets, and installs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, building management systems, controls, and security and mechanical equipment. The company also provides residential air conditioning and heating systems, and industrial refrigeration products, as well as technical and energy management consulting services. In addition, it designs, sells, installs, services, and monitors electronic security systems, and fire detection and suppression systems; and manufactures and sells intrusion security products, anti-theft devices, breathing apparatus, and access control and video management systems for commercial, industrial, retail, residential, small business, institutional, and governmental customers. Further, the company produces and supplies lead-acid automotive batteries for passenger cars, light trucks, and utility vehicles, as well as advanced battery technologies to power start-stop, hybrid, and electric vehicles. It offers its lead-acid automotive batteries to automotive original equipment manufacturers and the general vehicle battery aftermarket. The company was formerly known as Johnson Controls, Inc. and changed its name to Johnson Controls International plc in September 2016. Johnson Controls International plc was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Cork, Ireland.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) saw its value decrease by -2.63% as the stock dropped $-0.61 to finish the day at a closing price of $22.55. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $18.48-$26.74 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $22.53 to $23.09 during the day, are up by 7.94% in the past three months and down by -5.2% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.52% above its 20 day moving average and -0.25% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $27.9 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 50.8.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, develops, exploits, explores for, produces, and markets natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company primarily focuses on the Marcellus Shale in northeast Pennsylvania with approximately 200,000 net acres in the dry gas window of the play; and the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas with approximately 85,500 net acres in the oil window of the play. It also transports, stores, gathers, and purchases natural gas for resale. The company sells its natural gas to industrial customers, local distribution companies, and gas marketers through gathering systems and pipelines, as well as to intrastate pipelines, natural gas processors, and marketing companies. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of approximately 8,190 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Masco Corporation (MAS), Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG), Emerson Electric Co. (EMR)

Masco Corporation (MAS) saw its value increase by 2.13% as the stock gained $0.7 to finish the day at a closing price of $33.62. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $23.1-$37.38 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $33.18 to $33.72 during the day, are up by 0.49% in the past three months and down by -5.64% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.6% above its 20 day moving average and 5.1% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $37.8 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 65.8.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Masco Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes home improvement and building products in North America and internationally. The company’s Cabinets and Related Products segment offers assembled cabinetry for kitchen, bath, storage, home office, and home entertainment applications; and integrated bathroom vanity and countertop products. Its Plumbing Products segment provides faucets, showerheads, handheld showers, valves, bathing units, shower enclosures, toilets, acrylic tub and shower systems, shower trays, spas and exercise pools, brass and copper plumbing system components, and other plumbing specialties. The company’s Decorative Architectural Products segment offers architectural coatings, including paints, primers, specialty paint and waterproofing products, and stains; cabinet, door, window, and hardware products; and bath hardware and shower accessories. Its Other Specialty Products segment provides vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum windows and patio doors; and manual and electric heavy duty staple guns, hammer tackers, glue guns, and rivet tools. Masco Corporation sells its products under the KRAFTMAID, MERILLAT, QUALITY CABINETS, MOORES, CARDELL, DELTA, PEERLESS, HANSGROHE, AXOR, BRIZO, GINGER, NEWPORT BRASS, BRASSTECH, PLUMB SHOP, BRISTAN, HERITAGE, MIROLIN, HOT SPRING, CALDERA, FREEFLOW SPAS, FANTASY SPAS, ENDLESS POOLS, BRASSCRAFT, COBRA, MASTER PLUMBER, BEHR, BEHR PRO, KILZ, LIBERTY, BRAINERD, FRANKLIN BRASS, ESSENCE SERIES, MILGARD, DURAFLEX, GRIFFIN, PREMIER, EVOLUTION, ARROW, POWERSHOT, and EASYSHOT brands. The company offers its products through home center retailers, mass merchandisers, hardware stores, homebuilders, distributors, and other outlets to consumers and contractors, as well as directly to consumers for home improvement and construction. Masco Corporation was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Taylor, Michigan.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) shares were down in last trading by -0.17% to $22.93. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 5.91% over the past week and grew 2.92% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.72% above its 50 day moving average and -3.26% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -14.09% decrease in value from its one year high of $26.74. The RSI indicator value of 54.89, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, develops, exploits, explores for, produces, and markets natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company primarily focuses on the Marcellus Shale in northeast Pennsylvania with approximately 200,000 net acres in the dry gas window of the play; and the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas with approximately 85,500 net acres in the oil window of the play. It also transports, stores, gathers, and purchases natural gas for resale. The company sells its natural gas to industrial customers, local distribution companies, and gas marketers through gathering systems and pipelines, as well as to intrastate pipelines, natural gas processors, and marketing companies. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of approximately 8,190 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) traded within a range of $59.42 to $60.38 after opening the day at $59.59. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 8.09% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.95% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $60.26 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding 1.38% above its 52 week high of $60.38 and 48.32% above its 12-month low of $43.57. The shares are up by over 20.93% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 68.7 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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