Traders Recap: salesforce.com, inc. (CRM), Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN), Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL)

salesforce.com, inc. (CRM) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.04% or $-0.85 to close the day at $80.82 on lower than average trading volume of 5.23M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.77M. The San Francisco California 94105 based company has been outperforming the application software companies by 9.0991% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 18.05% YTD, versus the application software industry which is up 10.74% for the same period. The RSI of 68.76 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions, with a focus on customer relationship management to various businesses and industries worldwide. It offers enterprise cloud computing applications and platform services, including Sales Cloud that enables companies to store data, monitor leads and progress, forecast opportunities, gain insights through relationship intelligence, and collaborate around sales on desktop and mobile devices. The company also provides Service Cloud that enables companies to deliver personalized customer service and support, as well as connects their service agents with customers on various devices; and Marketing Cloud, which enables companies to plan, personalize, and optimize customer interactions. In addition, it offers Community Cloud that enables companies to engage with groups of people by giving them access to information, applications, and experts; Analytics Cloud, an application, which enables companies to deploy sales, service, marketing, and custom analytics applications using various data source; Internet of Things Cloud that enables customers to process data, as well as build personalized actions and engage with customers in real time; and App Cloud, an application development platform for companies to deliver connected applications for various business needs. Further, the company provides professional services, including consulting, deployment, training, and design and integration services to facilitate the adoption of its cloud solutions, as well as offers various education service offerings ranging from introductory online courses to advanced architecture certifications. It sells and markets services primarily through its direct sales force, as well as through consulting firms, systems integrators, and regional partners. The company has a strategic alliance with Cisco to develop IoT and contact center platforms. salesforce.com, inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) had a active trading with around 5.19M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.72M. The stock traded between $130.18 and $138.21 before closing at the price of $130.39 with -1.22% change on the day. The New Haven Connecticut 06510 based company is currently trading 19.49% above its 52 week low of $109.12 and -19.51% below its 52 week high of $162. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 53.68 and $167.93 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes life-transforming therapeutic products. The company offers Soliris (eculizumab), a monoclonal antibody for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), a genetic blood disorder; and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), a genetic disease. It provides Strensiq (asfotase alfa), a targeted enzyme replacement therapy for patients with hypophosphatasia (HPP); and Kanuma (sebelipase alfa) for the treatment of patients with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency. The company also conducts Phase IV clinical trials on Soliris for the treatment of PNH registry; Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of myasthenia gravis, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, and delayed kidney transplant graft function; and Phase II clinical trials for antibody mediated rejection in presensitized renal transplant patients. It develops cPMP (ALXN 1101) that is in Phase II/III trial for treating metabolic disorders; and ALXN 1007, a novel humanized antibody in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of anti-phospholipid syndrome and graft versus host disease. The company serves distributors, pharmacies, hospitals, hospital buying groups, and other health care providers, as well as governments and government agencies in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has agreements with X-Chem Pharmaceuticals (X-Chem) to identify novel drug candidates from X-Chem’s proprietary drug discovery engine; Moderna Therapeutics, Inc. (Moderna) that provides the option to purchase drug products for clinical development commercialization of Moderna’s messenger RNA therapeutics to treat rare diseases; and Ensemble Therapeutics Corporation for the identification, development, and commercialization of therapeutic candidates based on specific drug targets. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut.

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) traded within a range of $68.03 to $69.04 after opening the day at $68.61. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 6.05% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.57% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $69 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -7.43% below its 52 week high of $75.38 and 8.78% above its 12-month low of $63.43. The shares are up by over 4.22% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 66.7 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

 

3 Notable Runners: Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL), NIKE, Inc. (NKE), Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE)

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.04% or $0.03 to close the day at $67.74 on higher than average trading volume of 5.14M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.84M. The New York New York 10022 based company has been outperforming the personal products companies by 1.0058% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 4.11% YTD, versus the personal products industry which is up 4.68% for the same period. The RSI of 60.23 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, 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.

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) had a light trading with around 8.89M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.92M. The stock traded between $55.83 and $56.69 before closing at the price of $56.45 with 0.64% change on the day. The Beaverton Oregon 97005 based company is currently trading 15.6% above its 52 week low of $49.01 and -12.93% below its 52 week high of $65.44. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 73.37 and $61.81 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories worldwide. It offers products in nine categories, including running, NIKE basketball, the Jordan brand, football, men’s training, women’s training, action sports, sportswear, and golf. The company also markets products designed for kids, as well as for other athletic and recreational uses, such as cricket, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, walking, and outdoor activities. In addition, it sells sports apparel; and markets apparel with licensed college and professional team and league logos. Further, the company sells a line of performance equipment, including bags, socks, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, digital devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, golf clubs, and other equipment under the NIKE brand name for sports activities; various plastic products to other manufacturers; athletic and casual footwear, apparel, and accessories under the Jumpman trademark; action sports and youth lifestyle apparel and accessories under the Hurley trademark; and casual sneakers, apparel, and accessories under the Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron, and Jack Purcell trademarks. Additionally, it licenses agreements that permit unaffiliated parties to manufacture and sell apparel, digital devices, and applications and other equipment for sports activities under NIKE-owned trademarks. The company sells its products to footwear stores, sporting goods stores, athletic specialty stores, department stores, skate, tennis and golf shops, and other retail accounts through NIKE-owned retail stores and Internet Websites (direct to consumer operations), as well as independent distributors and licensees. The company was formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports, Inc. and changed its name to NIKE, Inc. in 1971. NIKE, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) traded within a range of $58.45 to $59.14 after opening the day at $59.03. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 3.95% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.64% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $58.65 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -3.12% below its 52 week high of $60.54 and 30.72% above its 12-month low of $45.44. The shares are up by over 4.56% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 54.18 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. operates regulated exchanges, clearing houses, and listings venues for financial and commodity markets in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Israel, Canada, and Singapore. It operates in two segments: Trading and Clearing, and Data and Listings. The company operates marketplaces for trading and clearing an array of derivatives and securities contracts across various asset classes, including energy and agricultural commodities, interest rates, equities, equity and credit derivatives, exchange traded funds, bonds, and currencies. It primarily provides price discovery and trade execution, listings, trade processing and data repositories, clearing and related post-trade activities, data, and benchmark administration services. The company operates exchanges and marketplaces, such as ICE Futures Europe, ICE Futures U.S., ICE Futures Canada, ICE Endex, ICE Futures Singapore, and NYSE Amex and NYSE Arca Options, as well as over-the-counter markets for physical energy and credit default swaps, and central counterparty clearing houses. It serves commodity producers and consumers, financial institutions, money managers, trading firms, and other business entities; various market participants in the equities markets, such as financial institutions, institutional investors, wholesalers, hedge funds, quantitative funds, algorithmic traders, and individual investors; and members, which are entities registered as broker-dealers with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company’s customers also comprise companies operating in a range of sectors, including technology, financial services, consumer brands, industrial, transportation, media, energy, and mining; the financial services industry; and value added resellers, such as custodians, wealth managers, software providers, and other outsourcing organizations. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL), American International Group, Inc. (AIG), Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN)

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) saw its value increase by 1.68% as the stock gained $1.12 to finish the day at a closing price of $67.72. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $63.43-$75.38 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $66.47 to $67.85 during the day, are down by -3.21% in the past three months and down by -8.55% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.99% above its 20 day moving average and 2.76% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $69.69 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 59.33.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) shares were up in last trading by 0.44% to $65.61. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.03% over the past week and fell -2% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.13% above its 50 day moving average and 10.75% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.76% decrease in value from its one year high of $67.47. The RSI indicator value of 52.78, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through two segments, Commercial Insurance and Consumer Insurance. The company’s Commercial Insurance segment offers general liability, commercial automobile liability, workers’ compensation, excess casualty, and crisis management causality insurance products, as well as various risk-sharing and other customized structured programs; commercial, industrial, and energy-related property insurance products; aerospace, environmental, political risk, trade credit, surety, and marine insurance products; various insurance products for small and medium sized enterprises; and professional liability insurance products. It also provides mortgage guaranty insurance; stable value wrap products, and structured settlement and terminal funding annuities; and corporate- and bank-owned life insurance and guaranteed investment contracts. This segment sells its products through independent retail and wholesale brokers, agency network, specialized marketing and consulting firms, and structured settlement brokers. Its Consumer Insurance segment offers retirement products, such as fixed annuities, and immediate and deferred income annuities; variable and fixed index annuities; and mutual funds, and plan administrative and compliance services. This segment’s products also include term and whole life, cancer, and critical illness insurance products; personal accident and supplemental health products; travel insurance products and services; automobile and homeowners, and extended warranty insurance; and identity theft and credit card protection products. It sells its products through agents, direct marketing, independent marketing organizations, financial advisors, banks, wirehouses, and broker-dealers. The company was founded in 1919 and is based in New York, New York.

Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) traded within a range of $43.26 to $44.61 after opening the day at $43.27. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 5.63% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.62% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $44.31 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -19.76% below its 52 week high of $55.94 and 10% above its 12-month low of $40.28. The shares are down by over -1.12% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 71.37 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Nielsen Holdings plc operates as an information and measurement company. The company provides media and marketing information, analytics, and manufacturer and retailer expertise about what and where consumers buy, read, watch and listen. Its Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. This segment provides data on retail measurement services, such as market share and competitive sales volumes; insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising, and promotion; consumer panel measurement, which offers insight into shopper behavior and customer segmentation; and consumer intelligence and analytical services for decision making in development and marketing cycles. The company’s Watch segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries for television, radio, digital and mobile viewing, and listening platforms. It offers television audience measurement services, including more than one screen, unduplicated reach, cause and effect analysis, and program viewing behavior testing; audio audience measurement services; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement services comprising measurement and consumer research for telecom and media companies; and advertiser solutions. The company was formerly known as Nielsen N.V. and changed its name to Nielsen Holdings plc in August 2015. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Oxford, the United Kingdom.

 

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.

 

Momentum Stocks: Zoetis Inc. (ZTS), Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL), Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE)

Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) retreated with the stock falling -0.27% or $-0.15 to close at $55.77 on light trading volume of 2.88M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.14M. The Florham Park New Jersey 07932 based company operating under the Drugs – Generic industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 37.44% up for the period and up by 4.39% so far this year. With price target of $57.53 and a 46.96% rebound from 52-week low, Zoetis Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Zoetis Inc. engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and commercialization of animal health medicines and vaccines for livestock and companion animals in the United States and internationally. It offers anti-infectives that prevent, kill, or slow the growth of bacteria, fungi, or protozoa; vaccines, which are biological preparations to prevent diseases of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and reproductive tracts or induce a specific immune response; and parasiticides that prevent or eliminate external and internal parasites, such as fleas, ticks, and worms. The company also provides medicated feed additives that offer medicines to livestock; veterinarian solutions for anesthesia, pain management, and the diagnosis of diabetes; and other pharmaceutical products, including pain and sedation, oncology, antiemetic, allergy and dermatology, and reproductive products. In addition, it offers other product categories comprising nutritionals and agribusiness services, as well as products and services in complementary areas consisting of biodevices, diagnostics, and genetics. The company markets its products to veterinarians and livestock producers through its sales representatives, and technical and veterinary operations specialists. Zoetis Inc. was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey.

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) had a light trading with around 2.87M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.95M. The stock traded between $65.45 and $66.08 before closing at the price of $65.49 with -0.73% change on the day. The New York New York 10022 based company is currently trading 4.6% above its 52 week low of $63.43 and -12.14% below its 52 week high of $75.38. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $69.69 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

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.

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) saw its value decrease by -0.05% as the stock dropped $-0.03 to finish the day at a closing price of $58.51. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $45.44-$59.86 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $58.12 to $58.57 during the day, are up by 8.88% in the past three months and up by 5.83% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.8% above its 20 day moving average and 2.27% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $64.58 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 59.98.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. operates regulated exchanges, clearing houses, and listings venues for financial and commodity markets in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Asia, Israel, and Canada. The company operates marketplaces for trading and clearing an array of derivatives and securities contracts across various asset classes, including energy and agricultural commodities, interest rates, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, bonds, and currencies. It primarily provides trade execution, listing, price discovery and transparency, trade processing and repositories, clearing, benchmark administration, and market data services. The company operates exchanges and marketplaces, such as ICE Futures Europe, ICE Futures U.S., ICE Futures Canada, ICE Endex, NYSE Amex Options, NYSE Arca Options, and ICE Futures Singapore, as well as over-the-counter markets for physical energy and credit default swaps, and central counterparty clearing houses. It serves financial institutions, money managers, trading firms, commodity producers and consumers, institutional and individual investors, and other business entities. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: Johnson Controls International plc (JCI), Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT), Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL)

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.47% or $-0.2 to close the day at $42.3 on higher than average trading volume of 7.56M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.9M. The Cork Cork T12 X8N6 based company has been outperforming the auto parts companies by 2.9941% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 2.69% YTD, versus the auto parts industry which is up 3.37% for the same period. The RSI of 38.99 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) had a active trading with around 7.5M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.44M. The stock traded between $34.64 and $35.03 before closing at the price of $34.94 with -0.26% change on the day. The Santa Clara California 95054 based company is currently trading 130.04% above its 52 week low of $15.44 and -0.6% below its 52 week high of $35.15. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 64.19 and $36.66 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries worldwide. It operates through three segments: Semiconductor Systems, Applied Global Services, and Display and Adjacent Markets. The Semiconductor Systems segment develops, manufactures, and sells a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips or integrated circuits. It offers products and technologies for transistor and interconnect fabrication, including epitaxy, ion implantation, oxidation and nitridation, rapid thermal processing, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, chemical mechanical planarization, and electrochemical deposition; patterning, selective removal, and packaging products and systems that enable the transfer of patterns onto device structures; and metrology, inspection, and review systems for front- and back-end-of-line applications. The Applied Global Services segment provides integrated solutions to optimize equipment and fab performance and productivity, including spares, upgrades, services, remanufactured earlier generation equipment, and factory automation software for semiconductor, display, and other products. The Display and Adjacent Markets segment offers products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays, organic light-emitting diodes, and other display technologies for TVs, personal computers, tablets, smart phones, and other consumer-oriented devices, as well as equipment for flexible substrates. The company serves manufacturers of semiconductor wafers and chips, liquid crystal and other displays, and other electronic devices. Applied Materials, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) traded within a range of $64.82 to $66.02 after opening the day at $65.09. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.95% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.48% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $65.68 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -11.89% below its 52 week high of $75.38 and 4.9% above its 12-month low of $63.43. The shares are down by over -6.95% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 48.6 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

 

Trader Alert: Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL), Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI), Emerson Electric Co. (EMR)

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) grew with the stock adding 0.08% or $0.05 to close at $64.58 on active trading volume of 6.98M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.78M. The New York New York 10022 based company operating under the Personal Products industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -0.29% down for the period and down by -0.74% so far this year. With price target of $72.73 and a 3.14% rebound from 52-week low, Colgate-Palmolive Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) dropped $-0.99 to close the day at a new closing price of $80.71, a -1.21% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 38.14% above its 52 week low of $59.78. A total of 1.38M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 974.58K. The stock, which fluctuated between $79.9 and $81.7 during the day, currently situated -7.81% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.61% in the past one month and up by 11.45% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $79.91 and RSI of 41.63, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. provides mission-critical communication infrastructure, devices, software, and services in North America, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. The company operates in two segments, Products and Services. The Products segment offers a portfolio of network infrastructure, devices, accessories, and software for government, public safety and first-responder agencies, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers. This segment’s products include two-way portable radios and vehicle-mounted radios; accessories, such as speaker microphones, batteries, earpieces, headsets, carry cases, and cables; software features and upgrades; and radio network core and central processing software, base stations, consoles, repeaters, and software applications and features. The Services segment provides integration services, such as implementation, optimization, and integration of networks, devices, software, and applications; and managed and support services, such as repair, technical support, and hardware maintenance services, as well as network monitoring, software maintenance, and cyber security services across radio network technologies, command center consoles, and smart public safety solutions. This segment also offers Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN), a push-to-talk technology, as well as provides iDEN services, including hardware and software maintenance services for its legacy iDEN customers. The company was formerly known as Motorola, Inc. and changed its name to Motorola Solutions, Inc. in January 2011. Motorola Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) shares were down in last trading by -0.81% to $58.66. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.76% over the past week and grew 4.38% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.32% above its 50 day moving average and 10.09% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.73% decrease in value from its one year high of $60.93. The RSI indicator value of 54.86, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Citigroup Inc. (C), HP Inc. (HPQ), Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL)

Citigroup Inc. (C) had a light trading with around 17.06M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 22.37M. The stock traded between $56.72 and $57.41 before closing at the price of $57.11 with -0.44% change on the day. The New York New York 10013 based company is currently trading 66.77% above its 52 week low of $34.52 and -7.33% below its 52 week high of $61.63. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 44.18 and $64.54 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Citigroup Inc., a diversified financial services holding company, provides various financial products and services for consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Citicorp and Citi Holdings. The Citicorp segment offers traditional banking services to retail customers through retail banking, commercial banking, Citi-branded cards, and Citi retail services. This segment also provides various banking, credit card lending, and investment services through a network of local branches, offices, and electronic delivery systems. In addition, it offers wholesale banking products and services to corporate, institutional, public sector, and high-net-worth clients. Further, this segment provides fixed income and equity sales and trading, foreign exchange, prime brokerage, derivative services, equity and fixed income research, corporate lending, investment banking and advisory services, private banking, cash management, trade finance, and securities services. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 2,994 branches in 24 countries. The Citi Holdings segment provides consumer loans; portfolio of securities, loans, and other assets; and retail alternative investment and other services. Citigroup Inc. was founded in 1812 and is based in New York, New York.

HP Inc. (HPQ) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.07% or $0.01 to close the day at $14.8 on active trading volume of 14.92M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 12.24M. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company has been outperforming the diversified computer systems group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 62.12%, compared to the industry which has advanced 67.68% over the same period. With RSI of 47.89, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $16.15, making it a hold for now.

HP Inc. provides products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as to the government, health, and education sectors worldwide. It operates through Personal Systems and Printing segments. The Personal Systems segment offers commercial personal computers (PCs), consumer PCs, workstations, thin clients, commercial tablets and mobility devices, retail point-of-sale systems, displays and other related accessories, software, support, and services for the commercial and consumer markets. The Printing segment provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, media, solutions, and services, as well as scanning devices; and laserjet and enterprise, inkjet and printing, graphics, and 3D printing solutions. The company was formerly known as Hewlett-Packard Company and changed its name to HP Inc. in October 2015. HP Inc. was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) shares were down in last trading by -5.22% to $64.68. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -4.81% over the past week and fell -1.45% in the past month. It is currently trading -1.97% below its 50 day moving average and -7.72% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -13.23% decrease in value from its one year high of $75.38. The RSI indicator value of 39.92, lead us to believe that it is 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.

 

Stocks Roundup: Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL), Allergan plc (AGN), Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG)

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) grew with the stock adding 0.25% or $0.17 to close at $68.43 on light trading volume of 3.03M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.5M. The New York New York 10022 based company operating under the Personal Products industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 8.73% up for the period and up by 5.17% so far this year. With price target of $72.73 and a 9.7% rebound from 52-week low, Colgate-Palmolive Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Allergan plc (AGN) had a light trading with around 3.02M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.14M. The stock traded between $211.1 and $215.37 before closing at the price of $213.57 with 0.22% change on the day. The Dublin Dublin D17 E400 based company is currently trading 15.76% above its 52 week low of $184.5 and -29.12% below its 52 week high of $301.32. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $260.79 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Allergan plc, a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes medical aesthetics, biosimilar, and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products worldwide. It operates through US Brands, US Medical Aesthetics, International Brands, and Anda Distribution segments. The company offers a portfolio of products that provide treatments for the central nervous system, gastroenterology, women’s health and urology, ophthalmology, neurosciences, medical aesthetics, liver disease, inflammation, fibrosis, and HIV, as well as dermatology and plastic surgery, and Alzheimer’s disease. It is also involved in developing ocular implants that reduce intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma; medical devices for the correction of prominent ears; and intranasal neurostimulation devices, as well as other dry eye products. In addition, it distributes generic and branded pharmaceutical products primarily to independent pharmacies, pharmacy chains, pharmacy buying groups, and physicians’ offices. Allergan plc has a collaboration with T2 Biosystems to develop blood-based diagnostic panel for the detection of Gram-negative bacterial species. The company was formerly known as Actavis plc and changed its name to Allergan plc in June 2015. Allergan plc was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG) saw its value increase by 0.03% as the stock gained $0.01 to finish the day at a closing price of $39.22. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $29.76-$39.97 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $39.18 to $39.64 during the day, are up by 6.23% in the past three months and up by 9.18% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.48% above its 20 day moving average and 3.22% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $41.33 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 58.47.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Conagra Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company in North America. It operates through five segments: Grocery & Snacks, Refrigerated & Frozen, International, Foodservice, and Commercial. The Grocery & Snacks segment primarily provides branded, shelf-stable food products in various retail channels in the United States. The Refrigerated & Frozen segment offers branded, temperature controlled food products in various retail channels in the United States. The International segment primarily provides branded food products, in various temperature states, in retail and foodservice channels outside of the United States. The Foodservice segment offers branded and customized food products, such as meals, entrees, prepared potatoes, sauces, and various custom-manufactured culinary products packaged for sale to restaurants and other foodservice establishments in the United States. The Commercial segment offers commercially branded and private label food and ingredients primarily to commercial, restaurant, foodservice, food manufacturing, and industrial customers. The company markets its products primarily under the Healthy Choice, Hunt’s, Slim Jim, Reddi-wip, Alexia, Blake’s, Frontera, Bertolli, P.F. Chang’s, and Marie Callender’s brands. The company was formerly known as ConAgra Foods, Inc. and changed its name to Conagra Brands, Inc. in November 2016. Conagra Brands, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Trader Alert: PPL Corporation (PPL), Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL), First Solar, Inc. (FSLR)

PPL Corporation (PPL) grew with the stock adding 0.73% or $0.25 to close at $34.61 on light trading volume of 2.8M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.98M. The Allentown Pennsylvania 18101 based company operating under the Electric Utilities industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 6.99% up for the period and up by 1.64% so far this year. With price target of $36.27 and a 9.14% rebound from 52-week low, PPL Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) gained $0.71 to close the day at a new closing price of $68.26, a 1.05% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 9.43% above its 52 week low of $63.88. A total of 2.79M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.49M. The stock, which fluctuated between $67.64 and $68.35 during the day, currently situated -8.42% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.94% in the past one month and down by -3.19% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $72.73 and RSI of 63.74, the stock still has upside potential, 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.

First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) shares were down in last trading by -3.36% to $32.53. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -7.51% over the past week and fell -2.02% in the past month. It is currently trading -0.72% below its 50 day moving average and -22.83% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -56.21% decrease in value from its one year high of $74.29. The RSI indicator value of 45, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

First Solar, Inc. provides solar energy solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Components and Systems. The Components segment designs, manufactures, and sells solar modules that convert sunlight into electricity. This segment manufactures cadmium telluride and crystalline silicon modules for system integrators and operators. The Systems segment provides turn-key photovoltaic solar power systems or solar solutions, such as project development; engineering, procurement, and construction; and operating and maintenance services to utilities, independent power producers, and commercial and industrial companies. It also commissions a 52.5 megawatt Shams Ma’an solar power plant in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The company was formerly known as First Solar Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to First Solar, Inc. in 2006. First Solar, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.