Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: The J. M. Smucker Company (SJM), Cerner Corporation (CERN), Aflac Incorporated (AFL)

The J. M. Smucker Company (SJM) fell -0.5% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.69 to finish the day at $137.84 with about 2.46M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 922.38K. The $16.01B market cap company, which fluctuated between $137.01 and $138.76 during the day, currently situated 15.59% above its 52 week low of $121.79 and -10.96% away from its one year high of $157.31. The RSI of 61.98 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The J. M. Smucker Company manufactures and markets branded food and beverage products worldwide. It operates through U.S. Retail Coffee, U.S. Retail Consumer Foods, U.S. Retail Pet Foods, and International and Foodservice segments. The company primarily offers coffee, pet food, pet snacks, peanut butter, fruit spreads, shortening and oils, baking mixes and ready-to-spread frostings, frozen sandwiches, flour and baking ingredients, juices and beverages, and portion control products. It also provides dog snacks, natural beverages, ice cream toppings, pickles, and canned milk. The company offers its products under the Folgers, Dunkin’ Donuts, Café Bustelo, Jif, Smucker’s, Crisco, Pillsbury, Uncrustables, Meow Mix, Milk-Bone, Natural Balance, Kibbles ‘n Bits, 9Lives, Pup-Peroni, Nature’s Recipe, Gravy Train, and Douwe Egberts brand names. It sells its products through direct sales and brokers to food retailers, food wholesalers, drug stores, club stores, mass merchandisers, discount and dollar stores, military commissaries, natural foods stores and distributors, and pet specialty stores; and through retail channels, and foodservice distributors and operators, such as restaurants, lodging, schools and universities, and health care operators. The company was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Orrville, Ohio.

Cerner Corporation (CERN) gained $0.54 to close the day at a new closing price of $55.61, a 0.98% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 18.29% above its 52 week low of $47.01. A total of 2.42M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.19M. The stock, which fluctuated between $54.78 and $55.64 during the day, currently situated -17.61% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 6.35% in the past one month and up by 13.03% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $59.7 and RSI of 65, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports health care information technology, health care devices, hardware, and content solutions for health care organizations and consumers in the United States and internationally. The company offers Cerner Millennium architecture, which includes clinical, financial, and management information systems that allow providers to access an individual’s electronic health record at the point of care, and organizes and delivers information for physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front- and back-office professionals, and consumers. It also provides HealtheIntent platform, a cloud-based platform that enables organizations to aggregate, transform, and reconcile data across the continuum of care, as well as assists to enhance outcomes and lower costs. In addition, the company offers a portfolio of clinical and financial health care information technology solutions, as well as departmental, connectivity, population health, and care coordination solutions; and various complementary services, including support, hosting, managed, implementation, and strategic consulting services. Further, it provides various services, such as implementation and training, remote hosting, operational management, revenue cycle, support and maintenance, health care data analysis, clinical process optimization, transaction processing, employer health centers, employee wellness programs, and third party administrator services for employer-based health plans; and complementary hardware and devices for third parties. It serves integrated delivery networks, physician groups and networks, managed care organizations, hospitals, medical centers, reference laboratories, home health agencies, blood banks, imaging centers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, employers, governments, and public health organizations. Cerner Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in North Kansas City, Missouri.

Aflac Incorporated (AFL) had a active trading with around 2.4M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.33M. The stock traded between $70.64 and $71.34 before closing at the price of $71.19 with 0.27% change on the day. The Columbus Georgia 31999 based company is currently trading 27.11% above its 52 week low of $58.46 and -3.28% below its 52 week high of $74.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 64.32 and $71.62 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

 

Stocks on Trader’s Radar: Cerner Corporation (CERN), Exelon Corporation (EXC), Stryker Corporation (SYK)

Cerner Corporation (CERN) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 3.87% or $2.03 to close the day at $54.55 on active trading volume of 4.69M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.24M. The North Kansas City Missouri 64117 based company has been underperforming the healthcare information services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -1.64%, compared to the industry which has advanced 13.46% over the same period. With RSI of 61.89, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $59.7, making it a hold for now.

Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports health care information technology, health care devices, hardware, and content solutions for health care organizations and consumers in the United States and internationally. The company offers Cerner Millennium architecture, which includes clinical, financial, and management information systems that allow providers to access an individual’s electronic health record at the point of care, and organizes and delivers information for physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front- and back-office professionals, and consumers. It also provides HealtheIntent platform, a cloud-based platform that enables organizations to aggregate, transform, and reconcile data across the continuum of care, as well as assists to enhance outcomes and lower costs. In addition, the company offers a portfolio of clinical and financial health care information technology solutions, as well as departmental, connectivity, population health, and care coordination solutions; and various complementary services, including support, hosting, managed, implementation, and strategic consulting services. Further, it provides various services, such as implementation and training, remote hosting, operational management, revenue cycle, support and maintenance, health care data analysis, clinical process optimization, transaction processing, employer health centers, employee wellness programs, and third party administrator services for employer-based health plans; and complementary hardware and devices for third parties. It serves integrated delivery networks, physician groups and networks, managed care organizations, hospitals, medical centers, reference laboratories, home health agencies, blood banks, imaging centers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, employers, governments, and public health organizations. Cerner Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in North Kansas City, Missouri.

Exelon Corporation (EXC) climbed 0.74% during last trading as the stock added $0.26 to finish the day at $35.36 with about 5.54M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.21M. The $32.49B market cap company, which fluctuated between $34.91 and $35.51 during the day, currently situated 20.56% above its 52 week low of $29.82 and -3.51% away from its one year high of $37.7. The RSI of 53.72 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Exelon Corporation, a utility services holding company, engages in the energy generation and delivery businesses in the United States and Canada. It owns electric generating facilities, such as nuclear, fossil, and hydroelectric generation facilities, as well as wind and solar facilities. The company also sells renewable energy and other energy-related products and services; and engages in natural gas and oil exploration and production activities, as well as sells electricity and natural gas to wholesale and retail customers. In addition, it is involved in the purchase and regulated retail sale of electricity, and the provision of electricity transmission and distribution services to retail customers in northern Illinois, southeastern Pennsylvania, and central Maryland. Further, the company engages in the purchase and regulated retail sale of natural gas, and the provision of gas distribution services to retail customers in the Pennsylvania counties surrounding the City of Philadelphia, as well as in central Maryland, including the City of Baltimore. It serves distribution utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, and financial institutions, as well as commercial, industrial, governmental, and residential customers. The company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Stryker Corporation (SYK) saw its value increase by 0.75% as the stock gained $0.93 to finish the day at a closing price of $125.26. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $95.79-$127.23 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $123.84 to $125.51 during the day, are up by 13.9% in the past three months and up by 9.44% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.21% above its 20 day moving average and 4.49% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $130.95 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 69.64. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Stryker Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a medical technology company. It operates through three segments: Orthopaedics; MedSurg; and Neurotechnology and Spine. The Orthopaedics segment offers implants for use in hip and knee joint replacements, and trauma and extremities surgeries. The MedSurg segment provides surgical equipment and surgical navigation systems, endoscopic and communications systems, patient handling, emergency medical equipment and intensive care disposable products, and reprocessed and remanufactured medical devices, as well as other medical devices for use in various medical specialties. The Neurotechnology and Spine segment offers neurosurgical and neurovascular devices that include products used for minimally invasive endovascular techniques; products for brain and open skull based surgical procedures; orthobiologic and biosurgery products, including synthetic bone grafts and vertebral augmentation products; and minimally invasive products for the treatment of acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. This segment also provides spinal implant products, which consists of cervical, thoracolumbar, and interbody systems for use in spinal injury, deformity, and degenerative therapies. The company markets and sells its products to doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities through company-owned sales subsidiaries and branches, as well as third-party dealers and distributors in approximately 100 countries. Stryker Corporation was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

 

Investor’s Watch List: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE), Cerner Corporation (CERN), Halliburton Company (HAL)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) had a active trading with around 8.31M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.55M. The stock traded between $23.98 and $24.26 before closing at the price of $23.99 with -0.37% change on the day. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company is currently trading 102.01% above its 52 week low of $12.27 and -2.97% below its 52 week high of $24.79. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 62.52 and $24.71 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company provides technology solutions to business and public sector enterprises. It operates through Enterprise Group, Software, Enterprise Services, and Financial Services segments. The Enterprise Group segment offers industry standard servers and mission-critical servers to address the array of its customers’ computing needs; converged storage solutions, including 3PAR StoreServ, StoreOnce, all-flash arrays, and software defined and StoreVirtual products; wireless local area network equipment, mobility and security software, switches, routers, and network management products; and support and technology consulting services. The Software segment offers software to capture, store, explore, analyze, protect, and share information and insights within and outside organizations; HP Vertica, an analytics database technology for machine, structured, and semi-structured data; and HP IDOL, an analytics tool for human information, as well as solutions for archiving, data protection, eDiscovery, information governance, and enterprise content management. This segment also provides application delivery management, enterprise security, and IT operations management software products. The Enterprise Services segment offers technology consulting, outsourcing, and support services in infrastructure, applications, and business process domains within traditional and strategic enterprise service (SES) offerings, which include analytics and data management, security, and cloud services. The Financial Services segment provides leasing, financing, IT consumption and utility programs, and asset management services. The company markets and sells its products through resellers, distribution partners, original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, systems integrators, and advisory firms. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Cerner Corporation (CERN) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -4.42% or $-2.38 to close the day at $51.5 on active trading volume of 8.31M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.27M. The North Kansas City Missouri 64117 based company has been underperforming the healthcare information services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -4.54%, compared to the industry which has advanced 14.96% over the same period. With RSI of 47.13, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $59.7, making it a hold for now.

Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports health care information technology, health care devices, hardware, and content solutions for health care organizations and consumers in the United States and internationally. The company offers Cerner Millennium architecture, which includes clinical, financial, and management information systems that allow providers to access an individual’s electronic health record at the point of care, and organizes and delivers information for physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front- and back-office professionals, and consumers. It also provides HealtheIntent platform, a cloud-based platform that enables organizations to aggregate, transform, and reconcile data across the continuum of care, as well as assists to enhance outcomes and lower costs. In addition, the company offers a portfolio of clinical and financial health care information technology solutions, as well as departmental, connectivity, population health, and care coordination solutions; and various complementary services, including support, hosting, managed, implementation, and strategic consulting services. Further, it provides various services, such as implementation and training, remote hosting, operational management, revenue cycle, support and maintenance, health care data analysis, clinical process optimization, transaction processing, employer health centers, employee wellness programs, and third party administrator services for employer-based health plans; and complementary hardware and devices for third parties. It serves integrated delivery networks, physician groups and networks, managed care organizations, hospitals, medical centers, reference laboratories, home health agencies, blood banks, imaging centers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, employers, governments, and public health organizations. Cerner Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in North Kansas City, Missouri.

Halliburton Company (HAL) shares were down in last trading by -0.97% to $56.13. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.8% over the past week and grew 1.34% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.05% above its 50 day moving average and 20.02% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.51% decrease in value from its one year high of $58.78. The RSI indicator value of 51.14, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products to the upstream oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company’s Completion and Production segment offers production enhancement services, including stimulation and sand control services; and cementing services, such as bonding the well, well casing, and casing equipment. It also provides completion tools that offer downhole solutions and services, including well completion products and services, intelligent well completions, liner hanger systems, sand control systems, and service tools; pressure control services comprising coiled tubing, hydraulic workover units, and downhole tools; and pipeline and process services, such as pre-commissioning and maintenance, subsea pipeline, conventional pipeline, and process services. In addition, this segment offers oilfield production and completion chemicals and services; electrical submersible pumps and progressive cavity pumps; and installation, maintenance, repair, and testing services. The company’s Drilling and Evaluation segment provides drilling fluid systems, performance additives, completion fluids, solids control, specialized testing equipment, and waste management services; and drilling systems and services. It also offers wireline and perforating services, including open-hole logging, and cased-hole and slickline services; and drill bits and services comprising roller cone rock bits, fixed cutter bits, hole enlargement, and related downhole tools and services, as well as coring equipment and services. In addition, this segment offers integrated exploration, drilling, and production software, as well as related professional and data management services; testing and subsea services, such as acquisition and analysis of reservoir information and optimization solutions; and oilfield project management and integrated solutions. Halliburton Company was founded in 1919 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL), Cerner Corporation (CERN), Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN)

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.05% or $0.03 to close the day at $66.59 on light trading volume of 3.57M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.93M. The New York New York 10022 based company has been outperforming the personal products group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 3.32%, compared to the industry which has advanced 3.59% over the same period. With RSI of 53.62, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $69.69, making it a hold for now.

Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells consumer products worldwide. It operates through two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. The company offers oral care products, including toothpastes, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes, as well as pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals; personal care products comprising bar and liquid hand soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, and deodorants and antiperspirants; and home care products, such as laundry and dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, household cleaners, bleaches, and other similar items. It also provides pet nutrition products for everyday nutritional needs, a range of therapeutic products to manage disease conditions, and various products with natural ingredients. The company’s principal global and regional trademarks include Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet, and Hill’s Ideal Balance. It markets and sells its pet nutrition products for dogs and cats through pet supply retailers and veterinarians. Colgate-Palmolive Company was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Cerner Corporation (CERN) fell -1.25% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.67 to finish the day at $52.93 with about 3.51M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.37M. The $17.96B market cap company, which fluctuated between $52.71 and $53.66 during the day, currently situated 12.59% above its 52 week low of $47.01 and -21.59% away from its one year high of $67.5. The RSI of 58.92 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports health care information technology, health care devices, hardware, and content solutions for health care organizations and consumers in the United States and internationally. The company offers Cerner Millennium architecture, which includes clinical, financial, and management information systems that allow providers to access an individual’s electronic health record at the point of care, and organizes and delivers information for physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front- and back-office professionals, and consumers. It also provides HealtheIntent platform, a cloud-based platform that enables organizations to aggregate, transform, and reconcile data across the continuum of care, as well as assists to enhance outcomes and lower costs. In addition, the company offers a portfolio of clinical and financial health care information technology solutions, as well as departmental, connectivity, population health, and care coordination solutions; and various complementary services, including support, hosting, managed, implementation, and strategic consulting services. Further, it provides various services, such as implementation and training, remote hosting, operational management, revenue cycle, support and maintenance, health care data analysis, clinical process optimization, transaction processing, employer health centers, employee wellness programs, and third party administrator services for employer-based health plans; and complementary hardware and devices for third parties. It serves integrated delivery networks, physician groups and networks, managed care organizations, hospitals, medical centers, reference laboratories, home health agencies, blood banks, imaging centers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, employers, governments, and public health organizations. Cerner Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in North Kansas City, Missouri.

Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN) saw its value increase by 0.62% as the stock gained $0.4 to finish the day at a closing price of $65.05. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $55.72-$77.05 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $64.44 to $65.21 during the day, are down by -5.89% in the past three months and down by -12.14% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.62% above its 20 day moving average and 5.42% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $70.5 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 60.54. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Tyson Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Prepared Foods. The company raises and processes chickens into fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products; processes live fed cattle and live market hogs; and fabricates dressed beef and pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts, as well as case ready beef and pork, and fully-cooked meats. It also supplies poultry breeding stock; sells allied products, such as hide and meats; and manufactures and markets frozen and refrigerated food products, including pepperoni, bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, pizza crusts and toppings, flour and corn tortilla products, desserts, appetizers, snacks, prepared meals, ethnic foods, soups, sauces, side dishes, meat dishes, breadsticks, and processed meats. Tyson Foods, Inc. offers its products primarily under the Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park, Van’s, Sara Lee, Chef Pierre, Wright, Aidells, State Fair, Gallo Salame, and Golden Island brands. The company sells its products through its sales staff to grocery retailers, grocery wholesalers, meat distributors, warehouse club stores, military commissaries, industrial food processing companies, chain restaurants or their distributors, live markets, international export companies, and domestic distributors, as well as through independent brokers and trading companies. Tyson Foods, Inc. was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH), Cerner Corporation (CERN), Prologis, Inc. (PLD)

Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) had a active trading with around 2.92M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.83M. The stock traded between $74.85 and $76.06 before closing at the price of $75.97 with 1.47% change on the day. The Dublin Ohio 43017 based company is currently trading 21.92% above its 52 week low of $62.7 and -11.96% below its 52 week high of $87.85. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 58.48 and $80.33 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

Cerner Corporation (CERN) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.73% or $0.39 to close the day at $54.05 on light trading volume of 2.92M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.4M. The North Kansas City Missouri 64117 based company has been underperforming the healthcare information services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -2.28%, compared to the industry which has advanced 11.08% over the same period. With RSI of 70.39, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $59.7, making it a hold for now.

Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports health care information technology, health care devices, hardware, and content solutions for health care organizations and consumers in the United States and internationally. The company offers Cerner Millennium architecture, which includes clinical, financial, and management information systems that allow providers to access an individual’s electronic health record at the point of care, and organizes and delivers information for physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front- and back-office professionals, and consumers. It also provides HealtheIntent platform, a cloud-based platform that enables organizations to aggregate, transform, and reconcile data across the continuum of care, as well as assists to enhance outcomes and lower costs. In addition, the company offers a portfolio of clinical and financial health care information technology solutions, as well as departmental, connectivity, population health, and care coordination solutions; and various complementary services, including support, hosting, managed, implementation, and strategic consulting services. Further, it provides various services, such as implementation and training, remote hosting, operational management, revenue cycle, support and maintenance, health care data analysis, clinical process optimization, transaction processing, employer health centers, employee wellness programs, and third party administrator services for employer-based health plans; and complementary hardware and devices for third parties. It serves integrated delivery networks, physician groups and networks, managed care organizations, hospitals, medical centers, reference laboratories, home health agencies, blood banks, imaging centers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, employers, governments, and public health organizations. Cerner Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in North Kansas City, Missouri.

Prologis, Inc. (PLD) shares were down in last trading by -1.63% to $49.39. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.33% over the past week and fell -8.13% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.11% below its 50 day moving average and -1.55% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.12% decrease in value from its one year high of $54.87. The RSI indicator value of 40.02, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Prologis Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of industrial distribution and retail properties. It was previously known as Security Capital Investment Trust. Prologis Inc. was formed in 1991 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Denver, Colorado.

 

Stocks Buzz: Masco Corporation (MAS), Devon Energy Corporation (DVN), Cerner Corporation (CERN)

Masco Corporation (MAS) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.78% or $-0.26 to close the day at $33 on active trading volume of 3.33M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.28M. The Taylor Michigan 48180 based company has been outperforming the general building materials group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 32.25%, compared to the industry which has advanced 47.86% over the same period. With RSI of 58.49, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $37.8, making it a hold for now.

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

Devon Energy Corporation (DVN) grew with the stock adding 0.24% or $0.11 to close at $45.65 on light trading volume of 3.27M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.81M. The Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73102 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 74.29% up for the period and down by -0.04% so far this year. With price target of $53.06 and a 156.47% rebound from 52-week low, Devon Energy Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Devon Energy Corporation, an independent energy company, primarily engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the United States and Canada. It operates approximately 19,000 wells. The company also offers midstream energy services, including gathering, transmission, processing, fractionation, and marketing to producers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, and condensate through its natural gas pipelines, plants, and treatment facilities. Devon Energy Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Cerner Corporation (CERN) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.45% or $-0.24 to close the day at $53.62 on lower than average trading volume of 3.26M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.55M. The North Kansas City Missouri 64117 based company has been outperforming the healthcare information services companies by -6.5052% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 13.19% YTD, versus the healthcare information services industry which is up 8.64% for the same period. The RSI of 67.93 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports health care information technology, health care devices, hardware, and content solutions for health care organizations and consumers in the United States and internationally. The company offers Cerner Millennium architecture, which includes clinical, financial, and management information systems that allow providers to access an individual’s electronic health record at the point of care, and organizes and delivers information for physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front- and back-office professionals, and consumers. It also provides HealtheIntent platform, a cloud-based platform that enables organizations to aggregate, transform, and reconcile data across the continuum of care, as well as assists to enhance outcomes and lower costs. In addition, the company offers a portfolio of clinical and financial health care information technology solutions, as well as departmental, connectivity, population health, and care coordination solutions; and various complementary services, including support, hosting, managed, implementation, and strategic consulting services. Further, it provides various services, such as implementation and training, remote hosting, operational management, revenue cycle, support and maintenance, health care data analysis, clinical process optimization, transaction processing, employer health centers, employee wellness programs, and third party administrator services for employer-based health plans; and complementary hardware and devices for third parties. It serves integrated delivery networks, physician groups and networks, managed care organizations, hospitals, medical centers, reference laboratories, home health agencies, blood banks, imaging centers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, employers, governments, and public health organizations. Cerner Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in North Kansas City, Missouri.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), Stryker Corporation (SYK), Cerner Corporation (CERN)

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) saw its value decrease by -1.22% as the stock dropped $-0.68 to finish the day at a closing price of $55.22. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $50.84-$61.64 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $54.88 to $55.87 during the day, are up by 3.63% in the past three months and down by -3.4% over the past six months. It is currently trading -3.79% below its 20 day moving average and -3.88% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $64.73 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 33.66.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Starbucks Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Americas; China/Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East, and Africa; and Channel Development. Its stores offer coffee and tea beverages, packaged roasted whole bean and ground coffees, single-serve and ready-to-drink coffee and tea products, juices, and bottled water; an assortment of fresh food and snack offerings; and various food products, such as pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and lunch items, as well as beverage-making equipment and accessories. The company also licenses its trademarks through licensed stores, and grocery and national foodservice accounts. It offers its products under the Starbucks, Teavana, Tazo, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Evolution Fresh, La Boulange, Ethos, Frappuccino, Starbucks Doubleshot, Starbucks Refreshers, and Starbucks VIA brand names. As of November 3, 2016, the company operated 25,085 stores. Starbucks Corporation was founded in 1971 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Stryker Corporation (SYK) shares were up in last trading by 0.83% to $123.53. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.67% over the past week and grew 2.5% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.06% above its 50 day moving average and 7.67% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.91% decrease in value from its one year high of $127.23. The RSI indicator value of 64.57, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Stryker Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a medical technology company. It operates through three segments: Orthopaedics; MedSurg; and Neurotechnology and Spine. The Orthopaedics segment offers implants for use in hip and knee joint replacements, and trauma and extremities surgeries. The MedSurg segment provides surgical equipment and surgical navigation systems, endoscopic and communications systems, patient handling and emergency medical equipment, and reprocessed and remanufactured medical devices, as well as other medical devices for use in various medical specialties. The Neurotechnology and Spine segment offers neurosurgical and neurovascular devices that include products used for minimally invasive endovascular techniques; products for brain and open skull base surgical procedures; orthobiologic and biosurgery products, including synthetic bone grafts and vertebral augmentation products; and minimally invasive products for the treatment of acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. This segment also provides spinal implant products, including cervical, thoracolumbar, and interbody systems for use in spinal injury, deformity, and degenerative therapies. The company markets its products to doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities in the United States; and sells its products through company-owned sales subsidiaries and branches, as well as third-party dealers and distributors in approximately 100 countries. Stryker Corporation was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Cerner Corporation (CERN) traded within a range of $52.77 to $53.75 after opening the day at $52.77. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 13.38% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.45% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $53.71 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -20.43% below its 52 week high of $67.5 and 14.25% above its 12-month low of $47.01. The shares are down by over -8.03% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 67.61 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports health care information technology, health care devices, hardware, and content solutions for health care organizations and consumers in the United States and internationally. The company offers Cerner Millennium architecture, which includes clinical, financial, and management information systems that allow providers to access an individual’s electronic health record at the point of care, and organizes and delivers information for physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front- and back-office professionals, and consumers. It also provides HealtheIntent platform, a cloud-based platform that enables organizations to aggregate, transform, and reconcile data across the continuum of care, as well as assists to enhance outcomes and lower costs. In addition, the company offers a portfolio of clinical and financial health care information technology solutions, as well as departmental, connectivity, population health, and care coordination solutions; and various complementary services, including support, hosting, managed, implementation, and strategic consulting services. Further, it provides various services, such as implementation and training, remote hosting, operational management, revenue cycle, support and maintenance, health care data analysis, clinical process optimization, transaction processing, employer health centers, employee wellness programs, and third party administrator services for employer-based health plans; and complementary hardware and devices for third parties. It serves integrated delivery networks, physician groups and networks, managed care organizations, hospitals, medical centers, reference laboratories, home health agencies, blood banks, imaging centers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, employers, governments, and public health organizations. Cerner Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in North Kansas City, Missouri.

 

Stocks in Review: Cerner Corporation (CERN), PACCAR Inc (PCAR), Fortive Corporation (FTV)

Cerner Corporation (CERN) traded within a range of $52.32 to $53.07 after opening the day at $52.58. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 11.93% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.13% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $53.02 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -21.45% below its 52 week high of $67.5 and 12.78% above its 12-month low of $47.01. The shares are down by over -8.96% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 64.26 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports health care information technology, health care devices, hardware, and content solutions for health care organizations and consumers in the United States and internationally. The company offers Cerner Millennium architecture, which includes clinical, financial, and management information systems that allow providers to access an individual’s electronic health record at the point of care, and organizes and delivers information for physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front- and back-office professionals, and consumers. It also provides HealtheIntent platform, a cloud-based platform that enables organizations to aggregate, transform, and reconcile data across the continuum of care, as well as assists to enhance outcomes and lower costs. In addition, the company offers a portfolio of clinical and financial health care information technology solutions, as well as departmental, connectivity, population health, and care coordination solutions; and various complementary services, including support, hosting, managed, implementation, and strategic consulting services. Further, it provides various services, such as implementation and training, remote hosting, operational management, revenue cycle, support and maintenance, health care data analysis, clinical process optimization, transaction processing, employer health centers, employee wellness programs, and third party administrator services for employer-based health plans; and complementary hardware and devices for third parties. It serves integrated delivery networks, physician groups and networks, managed care organizations, hospitals, medical centers, reference laboratories, home health agencies, blood banks, imaging centers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, employers, governments, and public health organizations. Cerner Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in North Kansas City, Missouri.

PACCAR Inc (PCAR) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.72% or $-0.49 to close the day at $67.59 on light trading volume of 1.6M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.03M. The Bellevue Washington 98004 based company has been outperforming the trucks & other vehicles group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 46.49%, compared to the industry which has advanced 65.78% over the same period. With RSI of 60.11, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $66.3, making it a hold for now.

PACCAR Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes light, medium, and heavy-duty commercial trucks worldwide. It operates in three segments: Truck, Parts, and Financial Services. The Truck segment offers trucks that are used for the over-the-road and off-highway hauling of freight, petroleum, wood products, and construction-related and other materials, as well as manufactures engines. The company sells its trucks through a network of independent dealers under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates. The Parts segment distributes aftermarket parts for trucks and related commercial vehicles. The Financial Services segment conducts full service leasing operations under the PacLease trade name. This segment provides equipment financing and administrative support services for its franchisees; retail loans and leasing services for small, medium, and large commercial trucking companies, as well as independent owner/operators and other businesses; and truck inventory financing services to independent dealers. In addition, it offers loans and leases directly to customers for acquisition of trucks and related equipment. The company also manufactures and sells industrial winches under the Braden, Carco, and Gearmatic nameplates. PACCAR Inc was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

Fortive Corporation (FTV) gained $0.24 to close the day at a new closing price of $55.93, a 0.43% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 21.14% above its 52 week low of $46.29. A total of 1.57M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.62M. The stock, which fluctuated between $55.55 and $56 during the day, currently situated -0.55% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.7% in the past one month and up by 17.23% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $57.5 and RSI of 64.55, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Fortive Corporation, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets industrial products. The company offers field instrumentation, sensing, product realization, and automation and specialty solutions. Fortive Corporation was founded in 2016 and is based in Everett, Washington. Fortive operates independently of Danaher Corp. as of July 02, 2016.

 

3 Notable Runners: Cerner Corporation (CERN), Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN), AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC)

Cerner Corporation (CERN) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 2.05% or $1.05 to close the day at $52.27 on lower than average trading volume of 1.87M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.58M. The North Kansas City Missouri 64117 based company has been underperforming the healthcare information services companies by -11.8602% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 10.34% YTD, versus the healthcare information services industry which is up 7.87% for the same period. The RSI of 61.63 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports health care information technology, health care devices, hardware, and content solutions for health care organizations and consumers in the United States and internationally. The company offers Cerner Millennium architecture, which includes clinical, financial, and management information systems that allow providers to access an individual’s electronic health record at the point of care, and organizes and delivers information for physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front- and back-office professionals, and consumers. It also provides HealtheIntent platform, a cloud-based platform that enables organizations to aggregate, transform, and reconcile data across the continuum of care, as well as assists to enhance outcomes and lower costs. In addition, the company offers a portfolio of clinical and financial health care information technology solutions, as well as departmental, connectivity, population health, and care coordination solutions; and various complementary services, including support, hosting, managed, implementation, and strategic consulting services. Further, it provides various services, such as implementation and training, remote hosting, operational management, revenue cycle, support and maintenance, health care data analysis, clinical process optimization, transaction processing, employer health centers, employee wellness programs, and third party administrator services for employer-based health plans; and complementary hardware and devices for third parties. It serves integrated delivery networks, physician groups and networks, managed care organizations, hospitals, medical centers, reference laboratories, home health agencies, blood banks, imaging centers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, employers, governments, and public health organizations. Cerner Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in North Kansas City, Missouri.

Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN) had a light trading with around 1.84M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.85M. The stock traded between $62.31 and $62.83 before closing at the price of $62.63 with 0.43% change on the day. The Springdale Arkansas 72762 based company is currently trading 24.11% above its 52 week low of $51.49 and -18.4% below its 52 week high of $77.05. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 55.76 and $70.5 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Tyson Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Prepared Foods. The company raises and processes chickens into fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products; processes live fed cattle and live market hogs; and fabricates dressed beef and pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts, as well as case ready beef and pork, and fully-cooked meats. It also supplies poultry breeding stock; sells allied products, such as hide and meats; and manufactures and markets frozen and refrigerated food products, including pepperoni, bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, pizza crusts and toppings, flour and corn tortilla products, desserts, appetizers, snacks, prepared meals, ethnic foods, soups, sauces, side dishes, meat dishes, breadsticks, and processed meats. Tyson Foods, Inc. offers its products primarily under the Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park, Van’s, Sara Lee, Chef Pierre, Wright, Aidells, State Fair, Gallo Salame, and Golden Island brands. The company sells its products through its sales staff to grocery retailers, grocery wholesalers, meat distributors, warehouse club stores, military commissaries, industrial food processing companies, chain restaurants or their distributors, live markets, international export companies, and domestic distributors, as well as through independent brokers and trading companies. Tyson Foods, Inc. was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC) traded within a range of $84.58 to $85.92 after opening the day at $84.9. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 9.77% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.68% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $85.83 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -5.98% below its 52 week high of $92.48 and 26.1% above its 12-month low of $68.38. The shares are up by over 7.73% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 60.21 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation sources and distributes pharmaceutical products in the United States and internationally. Its Pharmaceutical Distribution segment distributes brand-name and generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter healthcare products, home healthcare supplies and equipment, outsourced compounded sterile preparations, and related services to various healthcare providers, including acute care hospitals and health systems, independent and chain retail pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, medical clinics, long-term care and other alternate site pharmacies, and other customers. It also provides pharmacy management, staffing, and other consulting services; supply management software to retail and institutional healthcare providers; and packaging solutions to various institutional and retail healthcare providers. In addition, this segment provides pharmaceutical distribution and other services primarily to physicians who specialize in various disease states, primarily oncology, as well as to other healthcare providers, including hospitals and dialysis clinics; distributes plasma and other blood products, injectable pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and other specialty products; and offers third party logistics and outcomes research, and other services for biotechnology and other pharmaceutical manufacturers. The company’s Other segment provides commercialization support services, including reimbursement support programs, outcomes research, contract field staffing, patient assistance and co-pay assistance programs, adherence programs, risk mitigation services, and other market access programs to pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers; specialty transportation and logistics services for the biopharmaceutical industry; and animal health care products. It markets its products and services through independent sales forces and marketing organizations. AmerisourceBergen Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Cerner Corporation (CERN), CMS Energy Corporation (CMS), Simon Property Group, Inc. (SPG)

Cerner Corporation (CERN) saw its value decrease by -2.08% as the stock dropped $-1.08 to finish the day at a closing price of $50.79. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $47.01-$67.5 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $50.51 to $51.86 during the day, are down by -16.74% in the past three months and down by -18.01% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.95% above its 20 day moving average and 3.12% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $59.7 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 54.72.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports health care information technology, health care devices, hardware, and content solutions for health care organizations and consumers in the United States and internationally. The company offers Cerner Millennium architecture, which includes clinical, financial, and management information systems that allow providers to access an individual’s electronic health record at the point of care, and organizes and delivers information for physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front- and back-office professionals, and consumers. It also provides HealtheIntent platform, a cloud-based platform that enables organizations to aggregate, transform, and reconcile data across the continuum of care, as well as assists to enhance outcomes and lower costs. In addition, the company offers a portfolio of clinical and financial health care information technology solutions, as well as departmental, connectivity, population health, and care coordination solutions; and various complementary services, including support, hosting, managed, implementation, and strategic consulting services. Further, it provides various services, such as implementation and training, remote hosting, operational management, revenue cycle, support and maintenance, health care data analysis, clinical process optimization, transaction processing, employer health centers, employee wellness programs, and third party administrator services for employer-based health plans; and complementary hardware and devices for third parties. It serves integrated delivery networks, physician groups and networks, managed care organizations, hospitals, medical centers, reference laboratories, home health agencies, blood banks, imaging centers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, employers, governments, and public health organizations. Cerner Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in North Kansas City, Missouri.

CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) shares were down in last trading by -0.09% to $42.29. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.83% over the past week and grew 1.39% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.98% above its 50 day moving average and 1.19% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -7.24% decrease in value from its one year high of $46.25. The RSI indicator value of 60.15, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. It operates through three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises. The Electric Utility segment engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to residential, commercial, and diversified industrial customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. It operates a network of coal, gas, hydroelectric, oil, and wind generation plants. This segment’s distribution system includes 434 miles of high-voltage distribution radial lines; 4,251 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 18 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 56,023 miles of electric distribution overhead lines; 10,383 miles of underground distribution lines; and substations with an aggregate transformer capacity of 24 million thousand volt-amperes. The Gas Utility segment is involved in the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas. This segment’s gas transmission, storage, and distribution system comprises 1,686 miles of transmission lines; 15 gas storage fields with a total storage capacity of 309 billion cubic feet and a working gas volume of 151 billion cubic feet; 27,537 miles of distribution mains; and 7 compressor stations with a total of 157,939 installed and available horsepower. The Enterprises segment engages in the independent power production and marketing activities. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had ownership interests in independent power plants fueled by natural gas and biomass totaling 1,177 megawatts. The company also provides unsecured consumer installment loans for financing home improvements. CMS Energy Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan.

Simon Property Group, Inc. (SPG) traded within a range of $183.81 to $185.21 after opening the day at $184.38. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.13% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.25% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $185 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -17.88% below its 52 week high of $229.1 and 8.64% above its 12-month low of $173.11. The shares are down by over -5.36% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 55.74 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Simon Property Group, Inc. is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across the globe. It engages in investment, ownership, management, and development of properties. It primarily invests in regional malls, premium outlets, mills, and community/lifestyle centers to create its portfolio. Simon Property Group, Inc. was founded in 1960 and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana, with additional office in New York, New York.