Investor’s Alert: PPL Corporation (PPL), Carnival Corporation (CCL), Amgen Inc. (AMGN)

PPL Corporation (PPL) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.68% or $0.24 to close the day at $35.72 on lower than average trading volume of 2.69M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.57M. The Allentown Pennsylvania 18101 based company has been outperforming the electric utilities companies by 8.6466% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 4.9% YTD, versus the electric utilities industry which is up 2.34% for the same period. The RSI of 63.05 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

PPL Corporation, a utility company, delivers electricity and natural gas in the United States and the United Kingdom. It serves 322,000 natural gas and 403,000 electric customers in Louisville and adjacent areas in Kentucky; 543,000 customers in central, southeastern, and western Kentucky; and approximately 28,000 customers in 5 counties in southwestern Virginia, and fewer than 10 customers in Tennessee. The company also provides electric delivery services to approximately 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania; and operates 4 electricity distribution networks in the United Kingdom, as well as delivers natural gas to customers in Kentucky; generates electricity from power plants in Kentucky; and sells wholesale electricity to 11 municipalities in Kentucky. In addition, it provides finance for the operations of PPL and subsidiaries. PPL Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Carnival Corporation (CCL) had a light trading with around 2.67M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.32M. The stock traded between $55.7 and $56.46 before closing at the price of $56.03 with -0.8% change on the day. The Miami Florida 33178 based company is currently trading 32.35% above its 52 week low of $42.84 and -3.05% below its 52 week high of $57.79. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 60.91 and $57.36 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Carnival Corporation operates as a leisure travel and cruise company in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn brands in North America; and Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises (UK), Cunard, and P&O Cruises (Australia) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates approximately 100 cruise ships. It also owns Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, a tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, which owns and operates hotels, lodges, glass-domed railcars, and motor coaches. In addition, the company is involved in the leasing of cruise ships. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents and tour operators. The company was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Carnival Corporation is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & Plc.

Amgen Inc. (AMGN) traded within a range of $170.3 to $172.17 after opening the day at $171.56. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 18.53% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.19% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $172.11 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -1.35% below its 52 week high of $176.85 and 30.55% above its 12-month low of $133.64. The shares are up by over 17.84% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 76.87 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Amgen Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers human therapeutics worldwide. It offers products for the treatment of illness in the areas of oncology/hematology, cardiovascular, inflammation, bone health, nephrology, and neuroscience. The company’s products include Evenity to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women; Prolia to treat postmenopausal women with osteoporosis; Xgeva for the prevention of skeletal-related events; Repatha to treat coronary artery diseases; Enbrel to treat plaque psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis; Parsabiv to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT); and Erenumab for the prevention of chronic migraine. Its products also comprise Blincyto to treat patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia; Kyprolis, a proteasome inhibitor to treat patients with multiple myeloma and small-cell lung cancer; Nplate, a thrombopoietic compound; AMJEVITA to treat psoriatic arthritis and polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, as well as ankylosing spondylitis and moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis; ABP 215 for biosimilar candidates; and ABP 980 to treat human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive early breast cancer. The company’s other marketed products include Neulasta, a pegylated protein to treat cancer patients; Aranesp to treat anemia; Sensipar/Mimpara products for use to treat sHPT in chronic kidney disease; EPOGEN to treat a lower-than-normal number of red blood cells; NEUPOGEN, a recombinant-methionyl human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor; and IMLYGIC to treat various cancer cells. It serves pharmaceutical wholesale distributors; and physicians or their clinics, dialysis centers, hospitals, and pharmacies, as well as consumers. The company has collaborative agreements with Pfizer Inc.; UCB; and Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. Amgen Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: Tesoro Corporation (TSO), Carnival Corporation (CCL), Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

Tesoro Corporation (TSO) grew with the stock adding 0.76% or $0.66 to close at $88.01 on light trading volume of 1.57M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.62M. The San Antonio Texas 78259 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 28.33% up for the period and up by 0.64% so far this year. With price target of $105.63 and a 33.3% rebound from 52-week low, Tesoro Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Tesoro Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent petroleum refining, logistics, and marketing company in the United States. Its Refining segment refines crude oil and other feed stocks into transportation fuels, such as gasoline, gasoline blend stocks, jet fuel, and diesel fuel, as well as other products, including heavy fuel oils, liquefied petroleum gas, petroleum coke, calcined coke, and asphalt. This segment also sells refined products in the wholesale market primarily through independent unbranded distributors; and in the bulk market primarily to independent unbranded distributors, other refining and marketing companies, utilities, railroads, airlines, marine, and industrial end-users in the western United States. It owns and operates 6 refineries with a combined crude oil capacity of approximately 875 thousand barrels per day. The company’s TLLP segment owns and operates a network of approximately 3,500 miles of crude oil, refined products, and natural gas pipelines; 29 crude oil and refined products truck and marine terminals; and approximately 15 million barrels of storage capacity. This segment also owns and operates four natural gas processing complexes and one fractionation facility. The company’s Marketing segment sells gasoline and diesel fuel through retail stations, and third-party branded dealers and distributors in the western United States. As of December 31, 2015, this segment operated a network of 2,397 retail stations under the ARCO, Shell, Exxon, Mobil, USA Gasoline, and Tesoro brands. The company was formerly known as Tesoro Petroleum Corporation and changed its name to Tesoro Corporation in November 2004. Tesoro Corporation was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

Carnival Corporation (CCL) had a light trading with around 2.76M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.35M. The stock traded between $56.28 and $56.64 before closing at the price of $56.37 with -0.16% change on the day. The Miami Florida 33178 based company is currently trading 33.15% above its 52 week low of $42.84 and -2.46% below its 52 week high of $57.79. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $57.36 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Carnival Corporation operates as a leisure travel and cruise company in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn brands in North America; and Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises (UK), Cunard, and P&O Cruises (Australia) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates approximately 100 cruise ships. It also owns Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, a tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, which owns and operates hotels, lodges, glass-domed railcars, and motor coaches. In addition, the company is involved in the leasing of cruise ships. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents and tour operators. The company was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Carnival Corporation is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & Plc.

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) saw its value decrease by -0.58% as the stock dropped $-0.28 to finish the day at a closing price of $48.27. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $46.01-$56.95 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $47.99 to $48.47 during the day, are up by 4.49% in the past three months and down by -7.96% over the past six months. It is currently trading -3.02% below its 20 day moving average and -5.59% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $52.23 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 35.32.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. Its Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data services; messaging services; wireless Internet access services on notebook computers and tablets; multimedia access services; business-focused services; location-based services; global data services; home phone connect services; high-speed Internet service; and network access and value added services to support wireless connections for the Internet of Things (IoT). This segment also provides IoT services that support devices used in health monitoring, education, manufacturing, utilities, distribution, and consumer products markets, as well as offers wireless devices, including smartphones and basic phones, tablets, and other Internet access devices. As of December 31, 2015, it had 112.1 million retail connections. The company’s Wireline segment provides high-speed Internet, Fios Internet, and Fios video services; voice services, such as local exchange, regional and long distance calling, and voice messaging services, as well as VoIP services; network products and solutions comprising private Internet protocol (IP), public Internet, Ethernet, and optical networking services; IT infrastructure services, including collocation and managed hosting; cloud services, such as computing, storage, backup, recovery, and application platforms; and business communications services. This segment also offers IoT services; data security services; voice and data services; and data, voice, local dial tone, and broadband services primarily to local, long distance, and other carriers. The company was formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. Verizon Communications Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in New York, New York.

 

Stocks To Track: SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI), Kellogg Company (K), Carnival Corporation (CCL)

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI) climbed 0.05% during last trading as the stock added $0.03 to finish the day at $57.76 with about 2.64M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.92M. The $28.33B market cap company, which fluctuated between $57.58 and $58.22 during the day, currently situated 90.34% above its 52 week low of $32.45 and -1.63% away from its one year high of $58.72. The RSI of 58.85 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. operates as the holding company for SunTrust Bank that provides various financial services for consumers, businesses, corporations, and institutions in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking, and Mortgage Banking. The Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management segment offers deposits, home equity lines and loans, credit lines, indirect auto loans, student loans, bank cards, and other lending products, as well as various services. This segment also provides wealth management products and professional services, including brokerage, professional investment management, and trust services; and family office solutions. The Wholesale Banking segment offers corporate and investment banking solutions, such as advisory, capital raising, and financial risk management, as well as lease financing solutions; cash management services, auto dealer financing, and corporate insurance premium financing solutions; and construction, mini-perm, and permanent real estate financing, as well as tailored financing and equity investment solutions. This segment also provides treasury and payment solutions, including operating various electronic and paper payment types, such as card, wire transfer, automated clearing house, check, and cash; and offers clients to manage their accounts online. The Mortgage Banking segment provides residential mortgage products in the secondary market. The company offers its products and services through a network of traditional and in-store branches, automated teller machines, Internet, mobile, and telephone banking channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 1,401 full-service banking offices located in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Kellogg Company (K) dropped $-0.44 to close the day at a new closing price of $76, a -0.58% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 10.62% above its 52 week low of $70.74. A total of 2.59M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.55M. The stock, which fluctuated between $75.71 and $76.56 during the day, currently situated -11.63% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 5.75% in the past one month and up by 2.22% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $81.13 and RSI of 66.87, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

Carnival Corporation (CCL) had a light trading with around 2.61M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.41M. The stock traded between $55.88 and $56.33 before closing at the price of $56.25 with -0.11% change on the day. The Miami Florida 33178 based company is currently trading 35.54% above its 52 week low of $42.94 and -2.66% below its 52 week high of $57.79. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 64.66 and $57.36 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Carnival Corporation operates as a leisure travel and cruise company in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn brands in North America; and Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises (UK), Cunard, and P&O Cruises (Australia) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates approximately 100 cruise ships. It also owns Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, a tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, which owns and operates hotels, lodges, glass-domed railcars, and motor coaches. In addition, the company is involved in the leasing of cruise ships. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents and tour operators. The company was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Carnival Corporation is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & Plc.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Carnival Corporation (CCL), Danaher Corporation (DHR), Expedia, Inc. (EXPE)

Carnival Corporation (CCL) had a light trading with around 1.72M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.44M. The stock traded between $55.35 and $55.78 before closing at the price of $55.59 with 0.25% change on the day. The Miami Florida 33178 based company is currently trading 41.06% above its 52 week low of $42.67 and -3.81% below its 52 week high of $57.79. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 59.36 and $57.36 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Carnival Corporation operates as a leisure travel and cruise company in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn brands in North America; and Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises (UK), Cunard, and P&O Cruises (Australia) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates approximately 100 cruise ships. It also owns Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, a tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, which owns and operates hotels, lodges, glass-domed railcars, and motor coaches. In addition, the company is involved in the leasing of cruise ships. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents and tour operators. The company was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Carnival Corporation is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & Plc.

Danaher Corporation (DHR) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.12% or $-0.1 to close the day at $82.98 on light trading volume of 1.7M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.2M. The Washington District of Columbia 20037 based company has been outperforming the diversified machinery group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 29.32%, compared to the industry which has advanced 22.8% over the same period. With RSI of 63.1, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $90.44, making it a hold for now.

Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and commercial products and services worldwide. Its Test & Measurement segment provides instruments products; services and products that help to convert concepts into finished products; professional tools; and wheel service equipment. The company’s Environmental segment provides instrumentation and disinfection systems; and solutions and services focused on fuel dispensing, remote fuel management, point-of-sale and payment system, environmental compliance, vehicle tracking, and fleet management. Its Life Sciences & Diagnostics segment offers chemistry systems, immunoassay systems, hematology and flow cytometry products, microbiology systems, and systems and workflow automations solutions. This segment also provides professional microscopes; mass spectrometers; bioanalytical measurement systems; workflow instruments and consumables; and filtration products, which are used to remove solid, liquid, and gaseous contaminants. The company’s Dental segment offers consumables, equipment, and services to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease and ailments of the teeth, gums, and supporting bone. The company’s Industrial Technologies segment provides equipment, consumables, and software for various printing, marking, coding, packaging, design, and color management applications; and a range of electromechanical and electronic motion control products. This segment also offers devices that sense, monitor and control operational or manufacturing variables; instruments, controls, and monitoring systems used in electric utilities and industrial facilities; engineered energetic materials components; and supplemental braking systems for commercial vehicles. The company was formerly known as Diversified Mortgage Investors, Inc. and changed its name to Danaher Corporation in 1984. Danaher Corporation was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Washington, the District of Columbia.

Expedia, Inc. (EXPE) shares were up in last trading by 0.41% to $122.84. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.71% over the past week and grew 4.72% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.02% above its 50 day moving average and 6.41% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -7.82% decrease in value from its one year high of $133.55. The RSI indicator value of 63.54, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Expedia, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Core OTA, trivago, Egencia, eLong, and HomeAway segments. It facilitates the booking of hotel rooms, airline seats, car rentals, and destination services from its travel suppliers; and acts as an agent in the transaction. The company serves leisure and corporate travelers, offline retail travel agents, and travel service providers through Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, Venere.com, Wotif.com, Wotif.co.nz, lastminute.com.au, lastminute.com.nz, travel.com.au, and CarRentals.com Websites; and Travelocity, HomeAway, Egencia, trivago, Classic Vacations, Expedia Local Expert, and Expedia CruiseShipCenters brands, as well as Expedia Affiliate Network. It also engages in advertising and media business. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: WestRock Company (WRK), Carnival Corporation (CCL), Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS)

WestRock Company (WRK) had a light trading with around 1.49M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.56M. The stock traded between $53.45 and $54.35 before closing at the price of $54.2 with -0.24% change on the day. The Richmond Virginia 23219 based company is currently trading 87.12% above its 52 week low of $29.73 and -3.42% below its 52 week high of $56.12. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 58.66 and $57.27 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

WestRock Company manufactures and sells paper and packaging solutions for the consumer and corrugated markets in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. The company operates through Corrugated Packaging, Consumer Packaging, and Land and Development segments. The Corrugated Packaging segment produces containerboards, corrugated sheets, corrugated packaging, and preprinted linerboards for consumer and industrial products manufacturers, and corrugated box manufacturers; and recycled fiber. This segment also provides structural and graphic design, engineering services, and automated packaging machines; resells aluminum and plastics; and offers waste services. Its corrugated packaging products are used to provide protective packaging for the shipment and distribution of food, paper, health and beauty, other household, consumer, commercial, and industrial products. The Consumer Packaging segment manufactures and sells folding and beverage cartons, displays, dispensing, and interior partitions; paperboards; recycled paperboards; express mail envelopes for the overnight courier industry; and secondary packages and paperboard packaging for the healthcare market. This segment also manufactures and sells solid fiber and corrugated partitions and die-cut paperboard components; temporary and permanent point-of-purchase displays for the consumer products and retail markets; dispensing systems, such as pumps; lithographic laminated packaging products; flip-top and applicator closures; plastic packaging products; trigger sprayers; aerosol actuators; hose-end sprayers; spouted and applicator closures; and sprayers for nasal and throat applications, as well as provides contract packing services. The company’s Land and Development segment engages in real estate development activities. WestRock Company is based in Richmond, Virginia.

Carnival Corporation (CCL) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.4% or $0.22 to close the day at $55.5 on light trading volume of 1.45M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.46M. The Miami Florida 33178 based company has been outperforming the resorts & casinos group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 32.58%, compared to the industry which has advanced 39.43% over the same period. With RSI of 59.36, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $57.36, making it a hold for now.

Carnival Corporation operates as a leisure travel and cruise company in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn brands in North America; and Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises (UK), Cunard, and P&O Cruises (Australia) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates approximately 100 cruise ships. It also owns Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, a tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, which owns and operates hotels, lodges, glass-domed railcars, and motor coaches. In addition, the company is involved in the leasing of cruise ships. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents and tour operators. The company was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Carnival Corporation is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & Plc.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS) shares were down in last trading by -0.19% to $91.39. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.42% over the past week and grew 22.93% in the past month. It is currently trading 14.61% above its 50 day moving average and 26.76% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.28% decrease in value from its one year high of $94.49. The RSI indicator value of 69.75, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary semiconductor products, including intellectual property worldwide. Its product portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, circulators/isolators, DC/DC converters, demodulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, diversity receive modules, filters, front-end modules, hybrids, LED drivers, low noise amplifiers, mixers, modulators, optocouplers/optoisolators, phase shifters, phase locked loops, power dividers/combiners, receivers, switches, synthesizers, technical ceramics, voltage controlled oscillators/synthesizers, and voltage regulators. The company provides its products for automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet, and wearable applications. Skyworks Solutions, Inc. sells its products through direct sales force, electronic component distributors, and independent sales representatives. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Carnival Corporation (CCL), AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (AVB), Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED)

Carnival Corporation (CCL) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.29% or $-0.16 to close the day at $55.31 on light trading volume of 1.51M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.49M. The Miami Florida 33178 based company has been outperforming the resorts & casinos group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 25.29%, compared to the industry which has advanced 33.74% over the same period. With RSI of 60.06, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $57.36, making it a hold for now.

Carnival Corporation operates as a leisure travel and cruise company in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn brands in North America; and Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises (UK), Cunard, and P&O Cruises (Australia) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates approximately 100 cruise ships. It also owns Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, a tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, which owns and operates hotels, lodges, glass-domed railcars, and motor coaches. In addition, the company is involved in the leasing of cruise ships. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents and tour operators. The company was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Carnival Corporation is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & Plc.

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (AVB) climbed 3.5% during last trading as the stock added $5.93 to finish the day at $175.54 with about 1.51M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 817.14K. The $24.11B market cap company, which fluctuated between $171.09 and $176.85 during the day, currently situated 12.61% above its 52 week low of $158.32 and -6.6% away from its one year high of $192.29. The RSI of 55.16 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. engages in the development, redevelopment, acquisition, ownership, and operation of multifamily communities in the United States. As of January 31, 2009, the company owned or held a direct or indirect ownership interest in 164 operating apartment communities comprising 45,728 apartment homes in 10 states and the District of Columbia. It also held a direct or indirect ownership interest in 14 communities under construction, as well as held rights to develop an additional 27 communities. The company’s markets are located in New England, the New York/New Jersey metro area, the Mid-Atlantic, the Midwest, the Pacific Northwest, and the Northern and Southern California regions of the United States. AvalonBay Communities has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust and would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 1978 and is based in Arlington, Virginia.

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED) saw its value increase by 1.55% as the stock gained $1.14 to finish the day at a closing price of $74.47. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $68.44-$81.88 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $73.17 to $74.5 during the day, are up by 1.53% in the past three months and down by -3.89% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.46% above its 20 day moving average and 2.85% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $72.7 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 60.68. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Consolidated Edison, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in regulated electric, gas, and steam delivery businesses in the United States. It offers electric services to approximately 3.4 million customers in New York City and Westchester County; gas to approximately 1.1 million customers in Manhattan, the Bronx, and parts of Queens and Westchester County; and steam to approximately 1,700 customers in parts of Manhattan. The company owns 62 area distribution substations and various distribution facilities; 39 transmission substations and 62 area stations; electric generation facilities with an aggregate capacity of 724 megawatts that run on gas and fuel oil; 4,348 miles of mains and 369,791 service lines for natural gas distribution; and 1 steam-electric generating station and 5 steam-only generating stations. It also supplies electricity to approximately 0.3 million customers in southeastern New York, and in adjacent areas of northern New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania; and gas to approximately 0.1 million customers in southeastern New York and adjacent areas of northeastern Pennsylvania. The company operates 572 circuit miles of transmission lines; 14 transmission substations; 86,794 in-service line transformers; 3,994 pole miles of overhead distribution lines; and 1,889 miles of underground distribution lines, as well as 1,867 miles of mains and 105,482 service lines for natural gas distribution. In addition, it is involved in the sale and related hedging of electricity to retail customers; and provision of energy-related products and services to wholesale and retail customers. Further, the company develops, owns, and operates renewable and energy infrastructure projects, as well as invests in transmission companies. It primarily sells electricity to industrial, commercial, residential, and governmental customers. Consolidated Edison, Inc. was founded in 1884 and is based in New York, New York.

 

Stocks Roundup: Carnival Corporation (CCL), Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV), Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG)

Carnival Corporation (CCL) retreated with the stock falling -0.47% or $-0.26 to close at $55.38 on light trading volume of 2.97M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.54M. The Miami Florida 33178 based company operating under the Resorts & Casinos industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 16.28% up for the period and up by 6.38% so far this year. With price target of $57.36 and a 40.53% rebound from 52-week low, Carnival Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Carnival Corporation operates as a leisure travel and cruise company in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn brands in North America; and Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises (UK), Cunard, and P&O Cruises (Australia) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates 99 cruise ships. It also owns Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, a tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, which owns and operates 11 hotels or lodges, approximately 300 motor coaches, and 20 glass-domed railcars. In addition, the company is involved in the leasing of cruise ships. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents and tour operators. Carnival Corporation was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Carnival Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & Plc.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) had a active trading with around 6.6M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.08M. The stock traded between $51.51 and $52.4 before closing at the price of $52.31 with -0.08% change on the day. The Dallas Texas 75235 based company is currently trading 55.43% above its 52 week low of $33.96 and -3.45% below its 52 week high of $54.18. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $60.13 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 704 Boeing 737 aircraft. The company served 97 destinations in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as 7 near-international countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Belize. It also sells frequent flyer points and related services to business partners participating in the Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program, including car rental agencies, hotels, restaurants, and retailers. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG) saw its value decrease by -1.52% as the stock dropped $-0.88 to finish the day at a closing price of $57.04. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $36.97-$62.35 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $54.75 to $57.19 during the day, are up by 2.32% in the past three months and up by 11.8% over the past six months. It is currently trading -3.14% below its 20 day moving average and -3.67% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $57 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 36.91.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. primarily manufactures cruiser and touring motorcycles. The company operates through two segments, Motorcycles & Related Products, and Financial Services. The Motorcycles & Related Products segment designs, manufactures, and sells wholesale on-road Harley-Davidson motorcycles, as well as a line of motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, and related services. It offers motorcycle parts and accessories, such as replacement parts, and mechanical and cosmetic accessories; and general merchandise, including MotorClothes apparel and riding gears; and various services to its independent dealers comprising motorcycle services, business management training programs, and customized dealer software packages. This segment also licenses the Harley-Davidson name and other trademarks. It sells its products to retail customers through a network of independent dealers, as well as ecommerce channels primarily in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. The Financial Services provides wholesale and retail financing services; and insurance and insurance-related programs primarily to Harley-Davidson dealers and retail customers in the United States and Canada. This segment offers wholesale financial services, such as floorplan and open account financing of motorcycles, and motorcycle parts and accessories; and retail financing services, including installment lending for the purchase of new and used Harley-Davidson motorcycles. It also operates as an agent providing point-of-sale protection products, including motorcycle insurance, extended service contracts, credit protection, and motorcycle maintenance protection. The company has a collaboration agreement with Marvel to manufacture various bike models. Harley-Davidson, Inc. was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

Momentum Stocks: Carnival Corporation (CCL), Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR), Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM)

Carnival Corporation (CCL) retreated with the stock falling -1.12% or $-0.64 to close at $56.29 on light trading volume of 2.92M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.61M. The Miami Florida 33178 based company operating under the Resorts & Casinos industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 23.51% up for the period and up by 8.13% so far this year. With price target of $57.36 and a 42.83% rebound from 52-week low, Carnival Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Carnival Corporation operates as a leisure travel and cruise company in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn brands in North America; and Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises (UK), Cunard, and P&O Cruises (Australia) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates 99 cruise ships. It also owns Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, a tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, which owns and operates 11 hotels or lodges, approximately 300 motor coaches, and 20 glass-domed railcars. In addition, the company is involved in the leasing of cruise ships. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents and tour operators. Carnival Corporation was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Carnival Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & Plc.

Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR) had a active trading with around 2.91M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.77M. The stock traded between $73.92 and $76.49 before closing at the price of $74.05 with -2.78% change on the day. The Chesapeake Virginia 23320 based company is currently trading 2.11% above its 52 week low of $72.52 and -25.9% below its 52 week high of $99.93. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $93.1 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Dollar Tree, Inc. operates discount retail stores in the United States and Canada. The company operates in two segments, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar. The Dollar Tree segment offers merchandise at the fixed price of $1.00. It provides consumable merchandise, including candy and food, and health and beauty care products, as well as everyday consumables, such as household paper and chemicals, and frozen and refrigerated food; various merchandise, including toys, durable housewares, gifts, stationery products, party goods, greeting cards, softlines, and other items; and seasonal goods consisting of Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, and Christmas merchandise. This segment operates under the Dollar Tree, Dollar Tree Canada, Deals, and Dollar Tree Deals brands, as well as 10 distribution centers in the United States and 2 in Canada, and a store support center in Chesapeake, Virginia. The Family Dollar segment offers consumable merchandise, including food, tobacco, health and beauty aids, household chemicals, paper products, hardware and automotive supplies, diapers, batteries, and pet food and supplies; home products, such as housewares, home décor, and giftware, as well as blankets, sheets, and towels; apparel and accessories merchandise, including clothing, fashion accessories, and shoes; and seasonal and electronics merchandise, such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, and Christmas merchandise, as well as personal electronics consisting of pre-paid cellular phones and services, stationery and school supplies, and toys. This segment operates under the Family Dollar brand, 11 distribution centers, and a store support center in Matthews, North Carolina. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 13,851 stores in 48 states and the District of Columbia, and 5 Canadian provinces. Dollar Tree, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM) saw its value decrease by -1.08% as the stock dropped $-0.27 to finish the day at a closing price of $24.81. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $24.35-$32.24 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $24.65 to $25.14 during the day, are down by -7.98% in the past three months and down by -20.49% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.96% below its 20 day moving average and -2.38% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $28.21 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 41.72.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Kimco Realty Corporation is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across North America. It is primarily engaged in acquisitions, development, and management of neighborhood and community shopping centers. The firm also provides property management services relating to the management, leasing, operation, and maintenance of real estate properties. Kimco Realty Corporation was formed in 1966 and is based in New Hyde Park, New York with additional office all across North America.

 

Stocks in Review: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA), Carnival Corporation (CCL), BB&T Corporation (BBT)

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) traded within a range of $81.33 to $82.32 after opening the day at $81.42. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.88% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.98% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $82.03 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -6.78% below its 52 week high of $88 and 16.86% above its 12-month low of $71.5. The shares are down by over -0.84% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 40.93 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company. It operates through three segments: Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International, and Pharmaceutical Wholesale. The Retail Pharmacy USA segment sells prescription drugs and an assortment of general merchandise, including non-prescription drugs, beauty products, photo finishing, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards, and convenience foods through its retail drugstores and convenient care clinics. It also provides specialty pharmacy services; and manages in-store clinics. As of August 31, 2016, this segment operated 8,175 retail stores under the Walgreens and Duane Reade brands in the United States; and 7 specialty pharmacies, as well as approximately 400 in-store clinic locations. The Retail Pharmacy International segment sells prescription drugs; and health, beauty, toiletry, and other consumer products through its pharmacy-led health and beauty stores, as well as through boots.com. It is also involved in optical practice and related contract manufacturing operations. This segment operated 4,673 retail stores under the Boots, Benavides, and Ahumada in the United Kingdom, Thailand, Norway, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, Mexico, and Chile; and 636 optical practices. The Pharmaceutical Wholesale segment engages in the wholesale and distribution of specialty and generic pharmaceuticals, health and beauty products, and home healthcare supplies and equipment, as well as provides related services to pharmacies and other healthcare providers. This segment operates in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, Spain, the Netherlands, Egypt, Norway, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. was founded in 1901 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.

Carnival Corporation (CCL) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 2.38% or $1.3 to close the day at $55.83 on active trading volume of 5.06M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.54M. The Miami Florida 33178 based company has been outperforming the resorts & casinos group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 15.22%, compared to the industry which has advanced 30.35% over the same period. With RSI of 67.2, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $57.09, making it a hold for now.

Carnival Corporation operates as a leisure travel and cruise company in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn brands in North America; and Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises (UK), Cunard, and P&O Cruises (Australia) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates 99 cruise ships. It also owns Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, a tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, which owns and operates 11 hotels or lodges, approximately 300 motor coaches, and 20 glass-domed railcars. In addition, the company is involved in the leasing of cruise ships. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents and tour operators. Carnival Corporation was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Carnival Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & Plc.

BB&T Corporation (BBT) gained $1.02 to close the day at a new closing price of $46.98, a 2.22% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 60.63% above its 52 week low of $29.95. A total of 4.99M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.41M. The stock, which fluctuated between $46.36 and $47.02 during the day, currently situated -1.82% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.7% in the past one month and up by 21.64% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $48.26 and RSI of 56.91, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

BB&T Corporation operates as a financial holding company that provides various banking and trust services for retail and commercial clients. It operates in six segments: Community Banking, Residential Mortgage Banking, Dealer Financial Services, Specialized Lending, Insurance Services, and Financial Services. The company’s deposit products include noninterest-bearing checking, interest-bearing checking, savings, and money market deposit accounts, as well as certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises commercial, financial and agricultural, real estate construction and land development, real estate mortgage, and consumer loans. The company also provides asset management, automobile lending, bankcard lending, consumer finance, home equity and mortgage lending, insurance, investment brokerage, mobile/online banking, payment, sales finance, small business lending, and wealth management/private banking services. In addition, it offers association, capital markets, institutional trust, insurance premium finance, international banking, leasing, merchant, mortgage warehouse lending, private equity investments, real estate lending, and supply chain management services. Further, the company provides retail brokerage, equity and debt underwriting, investment advice, corporate finance, and equity research services, as well as facilitates the origination, trading, and distribution of fixed-income securities and equity products. As of April 4, 2016, it operated approximately 2,265 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C. The company was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: Carnival Corporation (CCL), Express, Inc. (EXPR), Aflac Incorporated (AFL)

Carnival Corporation (CCL) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.41% or $0.76 to close the day at $54.53 on lower than average trading volume of 2.53M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.55M. The Miami Florida 33178 based company has been outperforming the resorts & casinos companies by 17.4305% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 4.74% YTD, versus the resorts & casinos industry which is up 5.11% for the same period. The RSI of 61.04 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Carnival Corporation operates as a leisure travel and cruise company in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn brands in North America; and Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises (UK), Cunard, and P&O Cruises (Australia) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates 99 cruise ships. It also owns Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, a tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, which owns and operates 11 hotels or lodges, approximately 300 motor coaches, and 20 glass-domed railcars. In addition, the company is involved in the leasing of cruise ships. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents and tour operators. Carnival Corporation was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Carnival Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & Plc.

Express, Inc. (EXPR) had a active trading with around 2.51M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.3M. The stock traded between $10.38 and $10.68 before closing at the price of $10.63 with 1.05% change on the day. The Columbus Ohio 43230 based company is currently trading 5.98% above its 52 week low of $10.03 and -50.72% below its 52 week high of $21.57. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 39.57 and $12 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Express, Inc. operates as a specialty apparel and accessories retailer. It offers apparel and accessories for women and men between 20 and 30 years across various aspects of lifestyles, including work, casual, jeanswear, and going-out occasions. The company sells its products through its e-commerce Website, express.com; mobile app; and franchisees Express locations in Latin America, the Middle East, and South Africa. As of January 30, 2016, it operated 653 stores in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The company was formerly known as Express Parent LLC and changed its name to Express, Inc. in May 2010. Express, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.

Aflac Incorporated (AFL) traded within a range of $69.34 to $69.96 after opening the day at $69.67. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.32% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.68% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $69.82 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -5.72% below its 52 week high of $74.5 and 28.63% above its 12-month low of $55.24. The shares are up by over 1.23% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 48.52 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance products. It operates through two segments, Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S. The Aflac Japan segment offers various voluntary supplemental insurance products, including cancer plans, general medical indemnity plans, medical/sickness riders, care plans, living benefit life plans, ordinary life insurance plans, and annuities in Japan. The Aflac U.S. segment provides products designed to protect individuals from depletion of assets, which comprise accident, cancer, critical illness/critical care, hospital intensive care, hospital indemnity, fixed-benefit dental, and vision care plans; and loss-of-income products, such as life and short-term disability plans in the United States (U.S.). The company sells its products through sales associates and brokers, independent corporate agencies, individual agencies, and affiliated corporate agencies. Aflac Incorporated was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.