Stocks In Action: KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC), The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC), CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP)

KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) traded within a range of $87.17 to $88.58 after opening the day at $87.91. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 13.22% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.97% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $88.53 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding 0.76% above its 52 week high of $88.58 and 41.96% above its 12-month low of $65.12. The shares are up by over 14.58% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 71.16 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

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

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.63% or $-0.8 to close the day at $126.96 on light trading volume of 1.93M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.83M. The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15222 based company has been outperforming the money center banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 57.4%, compared to the industry which has advanced 25.48% over the same period. With RSI of 69.49, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $125.13, making it a hold for now.

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States and internationally. The company’s Retail Banking segment offers deposit, lending, brokerage, investment management, and cash management services to consumer and small business customers through branch network, ATMs, call centers, online banking, and mobile channels. As of March 31, 2016, this segment operated a network of 2,613 branches and 8,940 ATMs. Its Corporate & Institutional Banking segment provides secured and unsecured loans, letters of credit, equipment leases, cash and investment management, receivables management, disbursement and funds transfer, information reporting, trade services, foreign exchange, derivatives, securities, loan syndications, mergers and acquisitions advisory, equity capital markets advisory, and related services for corporations, government, and not-for-profit entities. This segment also offers commercial loan servicing, and real estate advisory and technology solutions for the commercial real estate finance industry. The company’s Asset Management Group segment provides investment and retirement planning, customized investment management, private banking, tailored credit solutions, and trust management and administration for individuals and their families; multi-generational family planning products; and mutual funds and institutional asset management services. Its Residential Mortgage Banking segment offers first lien residential mortgage loans. The company’s BlackRock segment provides investment and risk management services to institutional and retail clients. Its Non-Strategic Assets Portfolio segment offers consumer residential mortgage, brokered home equity loans, and lines of credit, as well as commercial real estate loans and leases. The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) gained $0.3 to close the day at a new closing price of $26.37, a 1.15% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 54.91% above its 52 week low of $18.3. A total of 1.93M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.25M. The stock, which fluctuated between $26.01 and $26.39 during the day, currently situated -0.38% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.73% in the past one month and up by 14.47% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $25.27 and RSI of 65.24, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

 

Stocks in Focus: CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP), Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (CCE), Red Hat, Inc. (RHT)

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) had a light trading with around 2.01M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.3M. The stock traded between $26.41 and $26.59 before closing at the price of $26.49 with 0.08% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77002 based company is currently trading 56.51% above its 52 week low of $17.8 and -0.3% below its 52 week high of $26.59. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 66.13 and $25.27 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (CCE) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.37% or $-0.13 to close the day at $35.03 on light trading volume of 2.01M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.05M. The Uxbridge Greater London UB8 1EZ based company has been outperforming the beverages – soft drinks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 5.56%, compared to the industry which has advanced 6.62% over the same period. With RSI of 63.91, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $38.41, making it a hold for now.

Coca-Cola European Partners plc, a consumer packaged goods company, produces, distributes, and markets a range of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in Europe. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Uxbridge, United Kingdom. Coca-Cola European Partners plc is a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company.

Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) shares were down in last trading by -0.08% to $79.25. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.43% over the past week and grew 9.57% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.77% above its 50 day moving average and 4.97% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.21% decrease in value from its one year high of $82.73. The RSI indicator value of 64.07, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Red Hat, Inc. provides open source software solutions to develop and offer operating system, virtualization, management, middleware, cloud, mobile, and storage technologies to various enterprises worldwide. It offers infrastructure-related solutions, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, an operating system platform that runs on hardware for use in physical, virtual, container, and cloud environments; Red Hat Satellite, a system management offering that helps to deploy and manage Red Hat infrastructure across physical and virtual servers, and cloud environments; and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, a software solution that allows customers to utilize and manage a common hardware infrastructure to run multiple operating systems and applications. The company offers application development-related and other technology solutions, such as Red Hat JBoss Middleware, a solution for developing, deploying, and managing applications, as well as integrating applications, data, and devices along with business processes automation; Red Hat cloud offerings, a software solution that enables customers to build and manage various cloud computing environments; Red Hat Mobile, a software development platform that enables customers to develop, integrate, deploy, and manage mobile applications for enterprises; and Red Hat Storage, a software solution that enables customers to treat physical server storage as a scalable, shared, centrally-managed pool of virtual storage and to manage large, unstructured, or semi-structured data in physical, virtual, and cloud environments. It also provides consulting, support, and training services; and real-time operating system, distributed computing, directory services, and user authentication. The company was formerly known as Red Hat Software, Inc. and changed its name to Red Hat, Inc. in June 1999. Red Hat, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.

 

Stocks on Trader’s Radar: CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP), Aflac Incorporated (AFL), Ball Corporation (BLL)

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.96% or $0.25 to close the day at $26.42 on light trading volume of 2.13M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.38M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company has been outperforming the gas utilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 49.52%, compared to the industry which has advanced 12.35% over the same period. With RSI of 66.12, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $25.2, making it a hold for now.

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

Aflac Incorporated (AFL) climbed 0.97% during last trading as the stock added $0.67 to finish the day at $69.64 with about 2.11M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.28M. The $28.1B market cap company, which fluctuated between $68.8 and $69.76 during the day, currently situated 28.3% above its 52 week low of $55.24 and -5.97% away from its one year high of $74.5. The RSI of 51.48 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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.

Ball Corporation (BLL) saw its value increase by 2.53% as the stock gained $1.84 to finish the day at a closing price of $74.46. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $63.5-$82.24 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $72.31 to $74.5 during the day, are down by -5.13% in the past three months and down by -6.7% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.6% below its 20 day moving average and -1.84% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $85.3 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 45.44. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Ball Corporation supplies metal packaging products to the beverage, food, personal care, and household industries worldwide. It operates in four segments: Metal Beverage Packaging, Americas and Asia; Metal Beverage Packaging, Europe; Metal Food and Household Products Packaging; and Aerospace and Technologies. The Metal Beverage Packaging, Americas and Asia segment manufactures and sells metal beverage containers to fillers of carbonated soft drinks, beer, energy drinks, and other beverages. The Metal Beverage Packaging, Europe segment manufactures and sells metal beverage containers and ends for producers of carbonated soft drinks, beer, energy drinks, and other beverages. The Metal Food and Household Products Packaging segment offers steel food, aerosol, paint, and general line and decorative specialty containers, as well as extruded aluminum beverage and aerosol containers, and aluminum slugs. The Aerospace and Technologies segment designs, develops, and manufactures aerospace systems, including spacecraft, instruments and sensors, radio frequency systems and components, data exploitation solutions, and aerospace technologies and products for civil, commercial, and national security aerospace markets. It is also involved in the design, manufacture, and testing of satellites, remote sensors, and ground station control hardware and software, as well as provides related services, such as launch vehicle integration and satellite operations. In addition, this segment provides target identification, warning, and attitude control systems and components; cryogenic systems for reactant storage, and associated sensor cooling devices; star trackers; and fast-steering mirrors, as well as technical services and products to government agencies, prime contractors, and commercial organizations for various information warfare, electronic warfare, avionics, intelligence, training, and space system needs. The company was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Momentum Stocks: Phillips 66 (PSX), CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP), SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI)

Phillips 66 (PSX) grew with the stock adding 0.37% or $0.3 to close at $81.05 on active trading volume of 3.39M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.27M. The Houston Texas 77042 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 5.71% up for the period and down by -6.2% so far this year. With price target of $92.27 and a 15.69% rebound from 52-week low, Phillips 66 has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Phillips 66 operates as an energy manufacturing and logistics company. It operates through four segments: Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties (M&S). The Midstream segment gathers, processes, transports, and markets natural gas; and transports, fractionates, and markets natural gas liquids in the United States. This segment also transports crude oil and other feedstocks to its refineries and other locations, as well as delivers refined and specialty products, and provides terminaling and storage services for crude oil and petroleum products. The Chemicals segment manufactures and markets ethylene and other olefin products; aromatics products, such as benzene, styrene, paraxylene, and cyclohexane, as well as polystyrene and styrene-butadiene copolymers; and various specialty chemical products, including organosulfur chemicals, solvents, catalysts, drilling chemicals, and mining chemicals. The Refining segment buys, sells, and refines crude oil and other feedstocks into petroleum products comprising gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels at 14 refineries primarily in the United States and Europe. The M&S segment purchases for resale and markets refined petroleum products consisting of gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels in the United States and Europe. It also manufactures and sells specialty products, such as petroleum coke, waxes, solvents, and polypropylene. In addition, this segment is involved in the generation of electricity. Phillips 66 was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) had a light trading with around 3.37M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.5M. The stock traded between $25.78 and $26.21 before closing at the price of $26.19 with 1% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77002 based company is currently trading 54.74% above its 52 week low of $17.52 and -0.23% below its 52 week high of $26.25. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $25.2 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

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

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI) saw its value decrease by -0.54% as the stock dropped $-0.31 to finish the day at a closing price of $56.83. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $31.07-$58.72 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $56.27 to $56.91 during the day, are up by 26.05% in the past three months and up by 36.64% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.58% above its 20 day moving average and 3.73% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $59.69 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 57.06.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP), ConocoPhillips (COP), Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR)

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) traded within a range of $25.77 to $26.23 after opening the day at $25.87. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 6.37% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.47% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $26.21 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding 0.58% above its 52 week high of $26.23 and 54.86% above its 12-month low of $17.52. The shares are up by over 17.66% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 68.06 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

ConocoPhillips (COP) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.7% or $1.28 to close the day at $48.76 on active trading volume of 7.46M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.05M. The Houston Texas 77079 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 29.55%, compared to the industry which has advanced 40.33% over the same period. With RSI of 43.79, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $57.73, making it a hold for now.

ConocoPhillips explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and natural gas liquids worldwide. Its portfolio includes resource-rich North American tight oil and oil sands assets; lower-risk legacy assets in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia; various international developments; and an inventory of conventional and unconventional exploration prospects. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR) gained $0.57 to close the day at a new closing price of $48.56, a 1.19% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 187.68% above its 52 week low of $16.88. A total of 2.03M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.88M. The stock, which fluctuated between $47.25 and $48.58 during the day, currently situated -19.47% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -5.53% in the past one month and down by -3.54% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $61.03 and RSI of 32.57, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Continental Resources, Inc. explores for, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas properties in the north, south, and east regions of the United States. The company sells its crude oil and natural gas production to energy marketing companies, crude oil refining companies, and natural gas gathering and processing companies. As of December 31, 2015, its estimated proved reserves were 1,226 million barrels of crude oil equivalent (MMBoe) with estimated proved developed reserves of 525 MMBoe. Continental Resources, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 

3 Notable Runners: CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP), Philip Morris International Inc. (PM), Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH)

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.27% or $0.07 to close the day at $26.06 on lower than average trading volume of 3.1M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.52M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company has been outperforming the gas utilities companies by 16.2928% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 5.76% YTD, versus the gas utilities industry which is up 0.66% for the same period. The RSI of 68.15 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) had a light trading with around 3.06M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.04M. The stock traded between $95.83 and $96.84 before closing at the price of $96.32 with -0.04% change on the day. The New York New York 10017 based company is currently trading 15.21% above its 52 week low of $86.78 and -5.53% below its 52 week high of $104.2. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 74.53 and $99.06 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, other tobacco products, and other nicotine-containing products. Its portfolio of brands comprises Marlboro, Merit, Parliament, Virginia S., L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Lark, Muratti, Next, and Red & White. The company also owns various cigarette brands, such as Dji Sam Soe, Sampoerna, and U Mild in Indonesia; Champion, Fortune, and Hope in the Philippines; Apollo-Soyuz and Optima in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston in Colombia; Belmont, Canadian Classics, and Number 7 in Canada; Best in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados in Mexico; Assos in Greece; and Petra in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It markets and sells its products in approximately 180 countries in the European Union, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Canada. Philip Morris International Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is based in New York, New York.

Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) traded within a range of $71.99 to $73.58 after opening the day at $73.58. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.69% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.85% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $72.47 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -16.01% below its 52 week high of $87.85 and 16.3% above its 12-month low of $62.7. The shares are down by over -1.99% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 43.15 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Cardinal Health, Inc. operates as a healthcare services and products company worldwide. The company’s Pharmaceutical segment distributes branded and generic pharmaceutical, over-the-counter healthcare, specialty pharmaceutical, and consumer products to retailers, hospitals, and other healthcare providers. It offers distribution, inventory management, data reporting, new product launch support, and contract pricing and chargeback administration services to pharmaceutical manufacturers; pharmacy and medication therapy management, and patient outcomes services to hospitals, other healthcare providers, and payers; consulting, patient support, and other services to pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers. This segment also operates nuclear pharmacies and cyclotron facilities that manufacture, prepare, and deliver radiopharmaceuticals, as well as operates direct-to-patient specialty pharmacies; offers logistics, marketing, and other services; and repackages generic pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter healthcare products. The company’s Medical segment distributes a range of medical, surgical, and laboratory products and services to hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories, and other healthcare providers, as well as to patients in the home. This segment also develops, manufactures, and sources medical and surgical products comprising surgical drapes, and gowns and apparel; exam and surgical gloves; fluid suction and collection systems; cardiovascular and endovascular products; and wound care and orthopedic products, as well as assembles and offers sterile and non-sterile procedure kits. In addition, it offers supply chain services, including spend, distribution, and inventory management services to healthcare providers; and post-acute care management, and transition services and software to hospitals, other healthcare providers, and payers. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Aetna Inc. (AET), CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP), Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC)

Aetna Inc. (AET) grew with the stock adding 1.3% or $1.53 to close at $119.14 on active trading volume of 3.62M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.2M. The Hartford Connecticut 06156 based company operating under the Health Care Plans industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 14.48% up for the period and down by -3.73% so far this year. With price target of $140.07 and a 30.03% rebound from 52-week low, Aetna Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Aetna Inc. operates as a health care benefits company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Health Care, Group Insurance, and Large Case Pensions. The Health Care segment offers medical, pharmacy benefit management services, dental, behavioral health, and vision plans on an insured basis, as well as an employer-funded or administrative services contract basis. It also provides point-of-service, preferred provider organization, health maintenance organization, and indemnity benefit plans, as well as health savings accounts and consumer-directed health plans. In addition, this segment offers Medicare and Medicaid products and services, as well as other medical products, such as medical management and data analytics services, medical stop loss insurance, workers’ compensation administrative services, and products that provide access to its provider networks in select geographies. The Group Insurance segment offers life insurance products, including group term life insurance, voluntary spouse and dependent term life insurance, group universal life insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; disability insurance products; and long-term care insurance products, which provide the benefits to cover the cost of care in private home settings, adult day care, assisted living, or nursing facilities. The Large Case Pensions segment manages retirement products, including pension and annuity products primarily for tax-qualified pension plans. The company offers its products to employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups, and expatriates. Aetna Inc. has a collaboration agreement with Commonwealth Health to introduce a new health plan; and Regional Cancer Care Associates to create an oncology medical home. The company was founded in 1853 and is based in Hartford, Connecticut.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) gained $0.33 to close the day at a new closing price of $25.95, a 1.29% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 60.06% above its 52 week low of $17.26. A total of 3.6M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.48M. The stock, which fluctuated between $25.55 and $26.06 during the day, currently situated 0.54% above its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.47% in the past one month and up by 16.39% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $25.07 and RSI of 67.89, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) shares were down in last trading by -0.72% to $70.67. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.12% over the past week and fell -0.14% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.5% above its 50 day moving average and 21.01% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.63% decrease in value from its one year high of $73.33. The RSI indicator value of 54.03, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

 

Stocks on Trader’s Radar: CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP), Real Goods Solar, Inc. (RGSE), Newell Brands Inc. (NWL)

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.71% or $0.18 to close the day at $25.62 on active trading volume of 3.81M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.45M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company has been outperforming the gas utilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 57.28%, compared to the industry which has advanced 15.64% over the same period. With RSI of 63.43, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $25.07, making it a hold for now.

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

Real Goods Solar, Inc. (RGSE) fell -14.67% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.03 to finish the day at $0.2 with about 3.8M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.47M. The $7.27M market cap company, which fluctuated between $0.198 and $0.2299 during the day, currently situated 11.17% above its 52 week low of $0.18 and -98.86% away from its one year high of $17.6. The RSI of 32.01 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) saw its value increase by 1.64% as the stock gained $0.76 to finish the day at a closing price of $47.18. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $33.26-$55.45 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $46.42 to $47.57 during the day, are down by -9.78% in the past three months and down by -2.93% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.97% above its 20 day moving average and 1.39% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $57.31 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 54.49. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Newell Brands Inc. designs, sources, and distributes consumer and commercial products worldwide. The company offers markers and highlighters, pens, and pencils; art products; activity-based adhesive and cutting products; fine writing instruments; and labeling solutions under the Sharpie, Paper Mate, Expo, Prismacolor, Mr.Sketch, Elmer’s, X-Acto, Parker, Waterman, and Dymo Office brands. It also provides indoor/outdoor organization, food storage, and home storage products; durable beverage containers; gourmet cookware, bakeware, and cutlery; and hair care accessories under the Rubbermaid, Contigo, Bubba, Calphalon, and Goody brands; and home fragrance products under the WoodWick Candle brand. In addition, the company offers hand and power tool accessories, industrial band saw blades, tools for HVAC systems, and industrial label makers and printers under Irwin, Lenox, Hilmor, and Dymo Industrial brands; cleaning and refuse products, hygiene systems, and material handling solutions under the Rubbermaid Commercial Products brand names; and infant and juvenile products, such as car seats, strollers, highchairs, and playards directly under the Graco, Baby Jogger, Aprica, and Teutonia brands. Further, it provides branded consumer products, consumables, and household staples under the Yankee Candle, Waddington, Ball, Diamond, First Alert, NUK, and Pine Mountain brands; kitchen appliances and home environment products under the Crock-Pot, FoodSaver, Holmes, Mr. Coffee, Oster, Rainbow, and Sunbeam brands; products for outdoor and outdoor-related activities under the Coleman, Jostens, Berkley, Shakespeare, Rawlings, Völkl, K2, and Marmot brands; and plastic products, including closures, contact lens packaging, medical disposables, plastic cutlery, and rigid packaging under the Jarden name. The company was formerly known as Newell Rubbermaid Inc. and changed its name to Newell Brands Inc. in April 2016. The company was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Trader Alert: CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP), Monsanto Company (MON), Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF)

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) retreated with the stock falling -0.62% or $-0.16 to close at $25.44 on light trading volume of 1.84M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.46M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company operating under the Gas Utilities industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 50.2% up for the period and up by 3.25% so far this year. With price target of $25.07 and a 58.03% rebound from 52-week low, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Monsanto Company (MON) dropped $-0.14 to close the day at a new closing price of $108.44, a -0.13% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 32.4% above its 52 week low of $83.73. A total of 1.84M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.07M. The stock, which fluctuated between $107.42 and $108.57 during the day, currently situated -3.58% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.33% in the past one month and up by 5.97% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $119.81 and RSI of 70.42, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces row crop seeds, including corn, soybean, cotton, and canola seeds under the DEKALB, Channel, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands; and vegetable seeds, such as tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, squash, beans, broccoli, onions, lettuce, and others under the Seminis and De Ruiter brands. It also develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds in corn, soybean, cotton, and canola crops under the SmartStax, YieldGard, YieldGard VT Triple, VT Triple PRO, and VT Double PRO brands; Intacta RR2 PRO brand; Bollgard and Bollgard II brands; Roundup Ready, Roundup Ready 2 Yield, and Genuity brands; and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and Bollgard II XtendFlex brands. This segment also licenses a range of germplasm and trait technologies to large and small seed companies. The Agricultural Productivity segment manufactures and sells herbicides for agricultural, industrial, ornamental, turf, and residential lawn and garden applications for weed control, as well as for control of preemergent annual grass and small seeded broadleaf weeds in corn and other crops under the Roundup and Harness brands. The company markets its products through distributors, independent retailers and dealers, agricultural cooperatives, plant raisers, and agents, as well as directly to farmers. Monsanto Company has a collaborative agreement with Novozymes to discover, develop, and produce microbial solutions. The company was formerly known as Monsanto Ag Company and changed its name to Monsanto Company in March 2000. Monsanto Company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF) shares were up in last trading by 0.12% to $34.05. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.19% over the past week and fell -1.22% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.7% above its 50 day moving average and -2.2% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -10.4% decrease in value from its one year high of $38.5. The RSI indicator value of 51.96, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Fidelity National Financial, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides title insurance, and technology and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries in the United States. Its Title segment offers title insurance, escrow, and other title related services, including collection and trust activities, trustee sales guarantees, recordings and reconveyances, and home warranty insurance. The company’s Black Knight segment provides technology solutions, such as mortgage processing and workflow management software applications, and origination and default technology; and data and analytics services, including alternative valuation services, real estate and mortgage data, modeling and forecasting, and analytical tools that facilitate and automate various business processes in the life cycle of a mortgage. Its Restaurant Group segment owns, operates, and franchises restaurants comprising O’Charley’s, Ninety Nine Restaurants, Village Inn, Bakers Square, and Legendary Baking concepts, as well as J. Alexander’s. The company also offers information used by title insurance underwriters, title agents, and closing attorneys to underwrite title insurance policies for real property sales and transfer; and offers home inspection and commercial inspection services. Fidelity National Financial, Inc. was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.