Stocks in the Spotlight: Capital One Financial Corporation (COF), Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN), Viacom, Inc. (VIAB)

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) had a light trading with around 2.15M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.99M. The stock traded between $88.7 and $90.5 before closing at the price of $90.18 with 1.29% change on the day. The McLean Virginia 22102 based company is currently trading 57.93% above its 52 week low of $58.03 and -1.14% below its 52 week high of $91.64. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 59.84 and $98.75 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA); and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provide various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking. The company offers various non-interest bearing and interest-bearing deposits, such as demand deposits, money market deposits, time deposits, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, and savings accounts. It also provides credit card loans and installment loans; auto, home, and retail banking loans; and commercial and multifamily real estate, commercial and industrial, and small-ticket commercial real estate loans. In addition, the company offers credit and debit card products; online direct banking services; and treasury management and depository services. It serves consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients through the Internet and other distribution channels, as well as through branches located in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) operates independently of Signet Banking Corp. as of February 28, 1995.

Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.46% or $-0.3 to close the day at $65 on light trading volume of 2M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.9M. The Springdale Arkansas 72762 based company has been outperforming the meat products group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 6.26%, compared to the industry which has dropped -1.29% over the same period. With RSI of 58.45, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $70.33, making it a hold for now.

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.

Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) shares were up in last trading by 1.84% to $44.25. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 6.19% over the past week and grew 14.34% in the past month. It is currently trading 15.03% above its 50 day moving average and 11.84% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.15% decrease in value from its one year high of $46.69. The RSI indicator value of 78.81, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Viacom, Inc. operates as media brand worldwide. The company creates television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, applications, games, consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment content for audiences. It operates through two segments, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment provides entertainment content and related branded products for consumers through approximately 250 locally programmed and operated TV channels, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, SPIKE, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Channel 5 (UK), Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick, Paramount Channel, and others, as well as through online, mobile, and apps. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, finances, acquires, and distributes motion pictures, television programming, and other entertainment content under the Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Nickelodeon Movies, MTV Films, and Paramount Television brands; and distributes films released under the Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, and Insurge Pictures brands. This segment exhibits motion pictures theatrically through home entertainment, licensing to television and digital platforms, and ancillary activities. The company releases its content through download-to-own, download-to-rent, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, transactional video-on-demand, pay television, subscription video-on-demand, basic cable television, free television, and free video-on-demand, as well as airlines and hotels. Viacom, Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

3 Trending Stocks: The Allstate Corporation (ALL), Capital One Financial Corporation (COF), Waste Management, Inc. (WM)

The Allstate Corporation (ALL) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.68% or $0.53 to close the day at $78.88 on light trading volume of 1.64M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.15M. The Northbrook Illinois 60062 based company has been outperforming the property & casualty insurance group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 29.06%, compared to the industry which has advanced 30.11% over the same period. With RSI of 79.92, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $81.67, making it a hold for now.

The Allstate Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in property-liability insurance and life insurance business in the United States and Canada. The company’s Allstate Protection segment sells private passenger auto, homeowners, and other property-liability insurance products under the Allstate, Esurance, and Encompass brand names. It also offers specialty auto products including motorcycle, trailer, motor home, and off-road vehicle insurance policies; other personal lines products including renter, condominium, landlord, boat, umbrella, and manufactured home insurance policies; commercial lines products for small business owners; roadside assistance products; service contracts; and other products sold in conjunction with auto lending and vehicle sales transactions. In addition, this segment sells its products through contact centers and Internet. The company’s Allstate Financial segment provides traditional, interest-sensitive, and variable life insurance; and voluntary accident and health insurance products; deferred and immediate fixed annuities; and funding agreements backing medium-term notes; and retirement and investment products, including mutual funds, fixed and variable annuities, disability insurance, and long-term care insurance. This segment markets its products through its agencies and financial specialists, and workplace enrolling independent agents. The Allstate Corporation was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois.

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) fell -0.16% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.14 to finish the day at $88.4 with about 1.62M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.13M. The $42.7B market cap company, which fluctuated between $88.09 and $88.89 during the day, currently situated 54.81% above its 52 week low of $58.03 and -3.09% away from its one year high of $91.64. The RSI of 52.6 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA); and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provide various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking. The company offers various non-interest bearing and interest-bearing deposits, such as demand deposits, money market deposits, time deposits, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, and savings accounts. It also provides credit card loans and installment loans; auto, home, and retail banking loans; and commercial and multifamily real estate, commercial and industrial, and small-ticket commercial real estate loans. In addition, the company offers credit and debit card products; online direct banking services; and treasury management and depository services. It serves consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients through the Internet and other distribution channels, as well as through branches located in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) operates independently of Signet Banking Corp. as of February 28, 1995.

Waste Management, Inc. (WM) saw its value increase by 0.41% as the stock gained $0.29 to finish the day at a closing price of $70.54. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $54.03-$71.78 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $70.04 to $70.83 during the day, are up by 7.57% in the past three months and up by 6.86% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.27% above its 20 day moving average and 0.73% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $73 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 60.8. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Waste Management, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides waste management environmental services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. It offer collection services, including picking up and transporting waste and recyclable materials from where it was generated to a transfer station, and a material recovery facility (MRF), or disposal site; and owns, develops, and operates landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States, as well as owns and operates transfer stations. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned or operated 104 MRFs; and 244 solid waste landfills and 5 secure hazardous waste landfills, as well as 297 transfer stations. It also provides materials processing and commodities recycling services; recycling brokerage services that comprise managing the marketing of recyclable materials for third parties; and other strategic business solutions. In addition, the company offers construction and remediation services; services associated with the disposal of fly ash, and residue generated from the combustion of coal and other fuel stocks; in-plant services, such as full-service waste management solutions and consulting services; and specialized disposal services for oil and gas exploration and production operations. Further, it provides portable self-storage, long distance moving, and fluorescent lamp recycling services; portable restroom services under the name of Port-o-Le; and street and parking lot sweeping services, as well as holds interests in oil and gas producing properties. The company was formerly known as USA Waste Services, Inc. and changed its name to Waste Management, Inc. in 1998. Waste Management, Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Traders Recap: United Technologies Corporation (UTX), The Progressive Corporation (PGR), Capital One Financial Corporation (COF)

United Technologies Corporation (UTX) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.76% or $-0.85 to close the day at $110.4 on lower than average trading volume of 2.07M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.15M. The Farmington Connecticut 06032 based company has been outperforming the aerospace/defense products & services companies by 7.6773% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 0.71% YTD, versus the aerospace/defense products & services industry which is up 3.25% for the same period. The RSI of 52.2 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. Its Otis segment designs, manufactures, sells, and installs passenger and freight elevators, escalators, and moving walkways; modernization products to upgrade elevators and escalators; and maintenance and repair services. The company’s UTC Climate, Controls & Security segment provides heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration solutions, such as controls for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation applications. This segment offers electronic security products, including intruder alarms, access control systems, and video surveillance systems; and fire safety products; systems integration, video surveillance, installation, maintenance, and inspection services; and monitoring and response services. Its Pratt & Whitney segment supplies aircraft engines for commercial, military, business jet, and general aviation markets; and provides aftermarket maintenance, repair, and overhaul, as well as fleet management services. The company’s UTC Aerospace Systems segment provides electric power generation, power management, and distribution systems; air data, and flight sensing and management systems; engine control, electric, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; engine components; environmental control systems; fire and ice detection, and protection systems; propeller systems; cargo, actuation, and landing systems; aircraft aero structures, and lighting and seating products; space products and subsystems; and aftermarket services. United Technologies Corporation offers its services through manufacturers’ representatives, distributors, wholesalers, dealers, retail outlets, and sales representatives, as well as directly to customers. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut.

The Progressive Corporation (PGR) had a light trading with around 2.07M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.02M. The stock traded between $36.84 and $37.1 before closing at the price of $36.97 with -0.19% change on the day. The Mayfield Village Ohio 44143 based company is currently trading 24.73% above its 52 week low of $30.19 and -1.39% below its 52 week high of $38.17. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 67.57 and $36.86 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The Progressive Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides personal and commercial property-casualty insurance, and other specialty property-casualty insurance and related services primarily in the United States. Its Personal Lines segment writes insurance for personal autos, and recreational and other vehicles. This segment’s products include personal auto insurance; and special lines products, including insurance for motorcycles, ATVs, RVs, mobile homes, watercraft, and snowmobiles. The company’s Commercial Lines segment provides primary liability, physical damage, and other auto-related insurance for autos, vans, and pick-up trucks, and dump trucks used by small businesses; tractors, trailers, and straight trucks primarily used by regional general freight and expeditor-type businesses, and non-fleet long-haul operators; dump trucks, log trucks, and garbage trucks used by dirt, sand and gravel, logging, and coal-type businesses; tow trucks and wreckers used in towing services and gas/service station businesses; and non-fleet taxis, black-car services, and airport taxis. Its Property segment provides personal and commercial property insurance, personal umbrella insurance, and primary and excess flood insurance products for homeowners, other property owners, and renters. The company also offers policy issuance and claims adjusting services for the commercial auto insurance procedures/plans; home, condominium, and renters insurance; and general liability and business owners policies, and workers’ compensation insurance, as well as sells personal auto physical damage and property damage liability insurance in Australia. The Progressive Corporation sells its products and services through independent insurance agencies, as well as directly on the Internet, mobile devices, and over the phone. The company was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Mayfield Village, Ohio.

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) traded within a range of $87.05 to $87.91 after opening the day at $87.6. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.34% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.65% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $87.54 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -4.47% below its 52 week high of $91.64 and 52.6% above its 12-month low of $58.03. The shares are up by over 17.62% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 46.72 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA); and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provide various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking. The company offers various non-interest bearing and interest-bearing deposits, such as demand deposits, money market deposits, time deposits, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, and savings accounts. It also provides credit card loans and installment loans; auto, home, and retail banking loans; and commercial and multifamily real estate, commercial and industrial, and small-ticket commercial real estate loans. In addition, the company offers credit and debit card products; online direct banking services; and treasury management and depository services. It serves consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients through the Internet and other distribution channels, as well as through branches located in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) operates independently of Signet Banking Corp. as of February 28, 1995.

 

Stocks To Track: Capital One Financial Corporation (COF), Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX), Dell Technologies Inc. (DVMT)

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) fell -0.34% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.3 to finish the day at $87.62 with about 1.42M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.41M. The $42.36B market cap company, which fluctuated between $87.18 and $88.4 during the day, currently situated 52.74% above its 52 week low of $58.03 and -4.39% away from its one year high of $91.64. The RSI of 48.62 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA); and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provide various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking. The company offers various non-interest bearing and interest-bearing deposits, such as demand deposits, money market deposits, time deposits, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, and savings accounts. It also provides credit card loans and installment loans; auto, home, and retail banking loans; and commercial and multifamily real estate, commercial and industrial, and small-ticket commercial real estate loans. In addition, the company offers credit and debit card products; online direct banking services; and treasury management and depository services. It serves consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients through the Internet and other distribution channels, as well as through branches located in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) operates independently of Signet Banking Corp. as of February 28, 1995.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX) gained $0.69 to close the day at a new closing price of $87.42, a 0.8% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 22.33% above its 52 week low of $71.46. A total of 1.42M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.96M. The stock, which fluctuated between $85.73 and $87.97 during the day, currently situated -15.72% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 10.57% in the past one month and up by 12.52% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $98.95 and RSI of 65.61, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated engages in discovering, developing, manufacturing, and commercializing medicines for serious diseases. The company focuses on developing and commercializing therapies for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) and advancing its research and development programs. It markets ORKAMBI for the treatment of patients with CF 12 years of age and older who have two copies (homozygous) of the F508del mutation in their CFTR gene; and KALYDECO (ivacaftor) for the treatment of patients with CF 6 years of age and older who have the G551D mutation in their CFTR gene. The company also develops VX-661, a corrector compound that is in a Phase III development stage in combination with ivacaftor in multiple CF patients; VX-371, an investigational epithelial sodium channel, which is in a Phase II development stage; and VX-152 and VX-440 that are CFTR corrector compounds in Phase I clinical trial. In addition, it engages in the research and mid-and early-stage development programs in the areas of oncology, pain, and neurology. The company sells its products primarily to specialty pharmacy providers and wholesalers in North America, as well as government-owned and supported customers in international markets. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated has collaborations with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Incorporated; Parion Sciences, Inc.; CRISPR Therapeutics AG; BioAxone Biosciences, Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Moderna Therapeutics, Inc. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dell Technologies Inc. (DVMT) had a light trading with around 1.41M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.48M. The stock traded between $64 and $64.92 before closing at the price of $64.63 with 0.44% change on the day. The  based company is currently trading 53.81% above its 52 week low of $42.02 and -0.02% below its 52 week high of $64.92. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 82.21 and $0 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

Denali Holding Inc. provides a range of technology solutions worldwide. It offers client computing devices, including desktop personal computers, notebooks, and tablets; rack, blade, tower, and hyperscale servers for enterprise customers; value tower servers for small organizations, networks, and remote offices; networking solutions; and storage solutions, including storage area networks, network-attached and direct-attached storage, and backup systems. It also sells peripherals, including monitors, printers, projectors, and other client and enterprise peripherals, as well as third-party software products. In addition, the company offers support and extended warranty, enterprise installation, and configuration services; and infrastructure and security managed, cloud computing and infrastructure consulting, and security consulting and threat intelligence services. Further, it provides application services, such as application development, maintenance, migration, management, and consulting, as well as package implementation, testing and quality assurance functions, business intelligence and data warehouse solutions; business process services comprising back office administration, call center management, and other technical and administration services; and system and information management, and security software services. Additionally, the company offers financial services, including originating, collecting, and servicing customer receivables primarily related to the purchase of its products. It serves corporate businesses; educational institutions, government, healthcare, and law enforcement agencies; small and medium-sized businesses; and consumers directly, as well as through retailers, third-party solution providers, system integrators, and third-party resellers. Denali Holding Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Round Rock, Texas.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG), Capital One Financial Corporation (COF), ServiceNow, Inc. (NOW)

Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG) saw its value increase by 0.77% as the stock gained $0.3 to finish the day at a closing price of $39.24. 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 to $39.44 during the day, are up by 6.5% in the past three months and up by 8.54% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.44% above its 20 day moving average and 2.62% 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 62.39.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.

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) shares were down in last trading by -1.34% to $86.34. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -3.76% over the past week and fell -2.85% in the past month. It is currently trading -1.61% below its 50 day moving average and 16.21% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -5.78% decrease in value from its one year high of $91.64. The RSI indicator value of 43.88, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA); and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provide various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking. The company offers various non-interest bearing and interest-bearing deposits, such as demand deposits, money market deposits, time deposits, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, and savings accounts. It also provides credit card loans and installment loans; auto, home, and retail banking loans; and commercial and multifamily real estate, commercial and industrial, and small-ticket commercial real estate loans. In addition, the company offers credit and debit card products; online direct banking services; and treasury management and depository services. It serves consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients through the Internet and other distribution channels, as well as through branches located in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) operates independently of Signet Banking Corp. as of February 28, 1995.

ServiceNow, Inc. (NOW) traded within a range of $88.23 to $89.84 after opening the day at $89.25. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 19.53% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.94% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $88.86 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -4.43% below its 52 week high of $92.98 and 93.17% above its 12-month low of $45.99. The shares are up by over 2.27% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 68.14 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

ServiceNow, Inc. provides enterprise cloud-based solutions that define, structure, manage, and automate services in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. It offers service management solutions, including incident management, problem management, change management, and request management, as well as service catalog and knowledge base; and information technology (IT), HR, customer service, security operations, facilities, and field service management solutions. The company also provides business management solutions, such as financial management solutions; project portfolio suite that provides capabilities to plan, organize, and manage projects; governance, risk, and compliance solution that provides clarity into compliance and audit initiatives; and performance analytics solutions, as well as offers ServiceNow platform that integrates various business applications. In addition, it offers IT operations management solutions that include ServiceWatch Mapping, a service mapping and discovery solution; ServiceWatch Insight that adds event management to the ServiceWatch Mapping bundle, as well as offers insight on the issues affecting service availability and performance; and ServiceWatch Suite that adds orchestration and cloud management to the ServiceNow ITOM products. Further, the company offers professional, education, and customer support services. It serves enterprises in various industries, including financial services, consumer products, IT services, health care, and technology. The company sells products through its direct sales team, as well as indirectly through third-party channels by partnering with systems integrators, managed services providers, and resale partners. The company was formerly known as Service-now.com and changed its name to ServiceNow, Inc. in May 2012. ServiceNow, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

 

Momentum Stocks: Capital One Financial Corporation (COF), Lincoln National Corporation (LNC), HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA)

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) retreated with the stock falling -1.6% or $-1.42 to close at $87.39 on light trading volume of 2.88M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.53M. The McLean Virginia 22102 based company operating under the Credit Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 37.65% up for the period and up by 0.17% so far this year. With price target of $97.09 and a 52.34% rebound from 52-week low, Capital One Financial Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA); and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provide various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking. The company offers various non-interest bearing and interest-bearing deposits, such as demand deposits, money market deposits, time deposits, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, and savings accounts. It also provides credit card loans and installment loans; auto, home, and retail banking loans; and commercial and multifamily real estate, commercial and industrial, and small-ticket commercial real estate loans. In addition, the company offers credit and debit card products; online direct banking services; and treasury management and depository services. It serves consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients through the Internet and other distribution channels, as well as through branches located in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) operates independently of Signet Banking Corp. as of February 28, 1995.

Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) had a active trading with around 1.9M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.71M. The stock traded between $66.83 and $68.98 before closing at the price of $67.51 with -1.43% change on the day. The Radnor Pennsylvania 19087 based company is currently trading 127.26% above its 52 week low of $30.39 and -4.06% below its 52 week high of $70.37. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $72.23 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Lincoln National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the United States. It operates through four segments: Annuities, Retirement Plan Services, Life Insurance, and Group Protection. The company sells a range of wealth protection, accumulation, and retirement income products and solutions. Its products include fixed and indexed annuities, variable annuities, universal life insurance (UL), variable universal life insurance (VUL), linked-benefit UL, term life insurance, indexed universal life insurance, and employer-sponsored retirement plans and services, as well as group life, disability, and dental products. Lincoln National Corporation also provides various plan investment vehicles, including individual and group variable annuities, group fixed annuities, and mutual fund-based programs; single and survivorship versions of UL and VUL, including corporate-owned UL and VUL, and bank-owned UL and VUL insurance products; and group non-medical insurance products, principally term life, universal life, disability, dental, vision, accident, and critical illness insurance to the employer market place through various forms of contributory and non-contributory plans. The company distributes its products through consultants, brokers, planners, agents, financial advisors, third-party administrators, and other intermediaries. Lincoln National Corporation was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA) saw its value increase by 1.25% as the stock gained $0.99 to finish the day at a closing price of $80.28. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $63.87-$83.69 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $78.5 to $80.49 during the day, are up by 3.84% in the past three months and up by 6.3% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.08% above its 20 day moving average and 6.95% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $89.05 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 64.36.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

HCA Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides health care services in the United States. It operates general, acute care hospitals that offer medical and surgical services, including inpatient care, intensive care, cardiac care, diagnostic, and emergency services; and outpatient services, such as outpatient surgery, laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy, cardiology, and physical therapy services. The company also operates psychiatric hospitals, which provide therapeutic programs comprising child, adolescent and adult psychiatric care, adult and adolescent alcohol and drug abuse treatment, and counseling. In addition, it operates outpatient health care facilities consisting of freestanding ambulatory surgery centers, freestanding emergency care facilities, urgent care facilities, walk-in clinics, diagnostic and imaging centers, rehabilitation and physical therapy centers, radiation and oncology therapy centers, physician practices, and various other facilities. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 164 general, acute care hospitals with 43,275 licensed beds; 3 psychiatric hospitals with 396 licensed beds; and 1 rehabilitation hospital, as well as 116 freestanding surgery centers. HCA Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: Capital One Financial Corporation (COF), Simon Property Group, Inc. (SPG), Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC)

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.62% or $-0.56 to close the day at $89.15 on lower than average trading volume of 2.2M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.54M. The McLean Virginia 22102 based company has been outperforming the credit services companies by 18.7702% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 2.19% YTD, versus the credit services industry which is up 3.78% for the same period. The RSI of 55.7 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA); and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provide various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking. The company offers various non-interest bearing and interest-bearing deposits, such as demand deposits, money market deposits, time deposits, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, and savings accounts. It also provides credit card loans and installment loans; auto, home, and retail banking loans; and commercial and multifamily real estate, commercial and industrial, and small-ticket commercial real estate loans. In addition, the company offers credit and debit card products; online direct banking services; and treasury management and depository services. It serves consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients through the Internet and other distribution channels, as well as through branches located in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) operates independently of Signet Banking Corp. as of February 28, 1995.

Simon Property Group, Inc. (SPG) had a active trading with around 2.19M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.67M. The stock traded between $178.53 and $182.68 before closing at the price of $179.51 with -1.42% change on the day. The Indianapolis Indiana 46204 based company is currently trading 5.42% above its 52 week low of $173.11 and -20.32% below its 52 week high of $229.1. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 42.99 and $212.6 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) traded within a range of $118.95 to $120.62 after opening the day at $120.18. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 11.36% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.7% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $120.35 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -1.49% below its 52 week high of $122.17 and 90.29% above its 12-month low of $64.51. The shares are up by over 34.54% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 72.31 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Norfolk Southern Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods. It also transports overseas freight through various Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports; provides logistics services; and operates scheduled passenger trains. In addition, the company engages in the acquisition, leasing, and management of coal, oil, gas, and minerals; development of commercial real estate; telecommunications; and leasing or sale of rail property and equipment. As of March 1, 2016, it operated approximately 20,000 miles of road in 22 states and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1883 and is based in Norfolk, Virginia.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Capital One Financial Corporation (COF), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), American Express Company (AXP)

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) saw its value decrease by -0.39% as the stock dropped $-0.35 to finish the day at a closing price of $88.38. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $58.03-$91.64 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $87.12 to $88.83 during the day, are up by 17.86% in the past three months and up by 32.08% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.22% above its 20 day moving average and 1.72% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $95.39 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 52.51.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA); and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provide various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking. The company offers various non-interest bearing and interest-bearing deposits, such as demand deposits, money market deposits, time deposits, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, and savings accounts. It also provides credit card loans and installment loans; auto, home, and retail banking loans; and commercial and multifamily real estate, commercial and industrial, and small-ticket commercial real estate loans. In addition, the company offers credit and debit card products; online direct banking services; and treasury management and depository services. It serves consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients through the Internet and other distribution channels, as well as through branches located in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) operates independently of Signet Banking Corp. as of February 28, 1995.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) shares were up in last trading by 1.66% to $57.55. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.33% over the past week and grew 1.95% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.01% above its 50 day moving average and 1.28% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.27% decrease in value from its one year high of $63.43. The RSI indicator value of 60, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. Its consulting and technology services include IT strategy consulting, program management consulting, operations improvement consulting, strategy consulting, and business consulting services; and application design and development, systems integration, enterprise resource planning, and customer relationship management implementation services. The company also offers enterprise information management services, such as strategic, advisory, and management consulting; enterprise data management; descriptive analytics/business intelligence; strategic corporate performance management; and packaged analytics services, as well as big data services that assist clients in managing and deriving actionable insights. In addition, it provides application testing services; and develops, licenses, implements, and supports proprietary and third-party software products, as well as offers digital technologies services. Further, the company offers outsourcing services, such as application maintenance services; IT infrastructure services; and business process services, including clinical data management, pharmacovigilance, equity research support, commercial operations, and order management. It serves various industries, including banking and insurance; healthcare and life sciences; manufacturing and logistics; retail, travel, and hospitality; consumer goods; communications; information, media, and entertainment; and technology. The company markets and sells services through its professional staff, senior management, and direct sales personnel. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.

American Express Company (AXP) traded within a range of $76.4 to $78.02 after opening the day at $78. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.24% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.7% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $76.89 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -1.42% below its 52 week high of $78.02 and 55.91% above its 12-month low of $50.27. The shares are up by over 15.1% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 58.66 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. Card Services, International Card Services, Global Commercial Services, and Global Network & Merchant Services. The company’s products and services include charge and credit card products; network services; expense management products and services; travel-related services; and stored value/prepaid products. Its products and services also comprise merchant acquisition and processing, servicing and settlement, merchant financing, point-of-sale, and marketing and information products and services for merchants; fraud prevention services; and the design of customized customer loyalty and rewards programs. The company sells its products and services to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations through direct mail, online applications, in-house and third-party sales forces, and direct response advertising. American Express Company was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Stocks Roundup: Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR), Capital One Financial Corporation (COF), EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG)

Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) grew with the stock adding 2.11% or $0.66 to close at $31.96 on light trading volume of 2.72M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.94M. The El Dorado Arkansas 71730 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 100.09% up for the period and up by 2.67% so far this year. With price target of $32.47 and a 116.23% rebound from 52-week low, Murphy Oil Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Murphy Oil Corporation operates as an oil and gas exploration and production company worldwide. It explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The company was formerly known as Murphy Corporation and changed its name to Murphy Oil Corporation in 1964. Murphy Oil Corporation was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in El Dorado, Arkansas.

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) had a light trading with around 2.69M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.56M. The stock traded between $86.99 and $89.14 before closing at the price of $88.73 with 2.14% change on the day. The McLean Virginia 22102 based company is currently trading 55.34% above its 52 week low of $58.03 and -3.18% below its 52 week high of $91.64. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $95.39 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA); and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provide various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking. The company offers various non-interest bearing and interest-bearing deposits, such as demand deposits, money market deposits, time deposits, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, and savings accounts. It also provides credit card loans and installment loans; auto, home, and retail banking loans; and commercial and multifamily real estate, commercial and industrial, and small-ticket commercial real estate loans. In addition, the company offers credit and debit card products; online direct banking services; and treasury management and depository services. It serves consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients through the Internet and other distribution channels, as well as through branches located in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) operates independently of Signet Banking Corp. as of February 28, 1995.

EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG) saw its value increase by 0.21% as the stock gained $0.22 to finish the day at a closing price of $103.68. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $62.53-$109.37 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $102.91 to $104.62 during the day, are up by 10.62% in the past three months and up by 32.1% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.02% above its 20 day moving average and 2.59% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $112.21 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 53.31.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

EOG Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, explores for, develops, produces, and markets crude oil and natural gas. The company’s principal producing areas are located in New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming in the United States; and Canada, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and the People’s Republic of China. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated net proved reserves of 2,118 million barrels of oil equivalent, including 1,098 million barrels (MMBbl) crude oil and condensate reserves; 383 MMBbl of natural gas liquid reserves; and 3,825 billion cubic feet of natural gas reserves. EOG Resources, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks To Track: General Mills, Inc. (GIS), Capital One Financial Corporation (COF), Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (PIR)

General Mills, Inc. (GIS) fell -0.48% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.3 to finish the day at $62.12 with about 2.84M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.88M. The $36.58B market cap company, which fluctuated between $61.55 and $62.35 during the day, currently situated 19.49% above its 52 week low of $54.64 and -13.31% away from its one year high of $72.95. The RSI of 54.11 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

General Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets branded consumer foods in the United States. It operates in three segments: U.S. Retail, International, and Convenience Stores and Foodservice. The company offers ready-to-eat cereals, refrigerated yogurt, soup, meal kits, refrigerated and frozen dough products, dessert and baking mixes, frozen pizza and pizza snacks, grain and fruit and savory snacks, stable and frozen vegetables, and ice cream and frozen desserts, as well as various organic products, including meal kits, granola bars, and cereal. The company markets its products under the Annie’s, Betty Crocker, Bisquick, Bugles, Cascadian Farm, Cheerios, Chex, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Fiber One, Food Should Taste Good, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups, Gardetto’s, Go-Gurt, Gold Medal, Golden Grahams, Häagen-Dazs, Helpers, Jeno’s, Jus-Rol, Kitano, Kix, La Salteña, Lärabar, Latina, Liberté, Lucky Charms, Muir Glen, Nature Valley, Oatmeal Crisp, Old El Paso, Pillsbury, Progresso, Raisin Nut Bran, Total, Totino’s, Trix, Wanchai Ferry, Wheaties, Yoki, and Yoplait names. General Mills, Inc. also supplies branded and unbranded food products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries. It sells its products directly, as well as through broker and distribution arrangements to grocery stores, mass merchandisers, membership stores, natural food chains, e-commerce grocery providers, commercial and noncommercial foodservice distributors and operators, restaurants, and convenience stores, as well as drug, dollar, and discount chains. The company operates 530 ice cream parlors; and franchises 344 branded ice cream parlors. General Mills, Inc. also exports its products primarily to Caribbean and Latin American markets. The company was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) dropped $-0.47 to close the day at a new closing price of $86.87, a -0.54% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 52.08% above its 52 week low of $58.03. A total of 2.82M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.58M. The stock, which fluctuated between $86.51 and $87.78 during the day, currently situated -5.21% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -4.14% in the past one month and up by 17.23% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $95.39 and RSI of 47.28, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA); and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provide various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking. The company offers various non-interest bearing and interest-bearing deposits, such as demand deposits, money market deposits, time deposits, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, and savings accounts. It also provides credit card loans and installment loans; auto, home, and retail banking loans; and commercial and multifamily real estate, commercial and industrial, and small-ticket commercial real estate loans. In addition, the company offers credit and debit card products; online direct banking services; and treasury management and depository services. It serves consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients through the Internet and other distribution channels, as well as through branches located in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) operates independently of Signet Banking Corp. as of February 28, 1995.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (PIR) had a light trading with around 2.79M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.99M. The stock traded between $7.39 and $7.68 before closing at the price of $7.51 with -2.59% change on the day. The Fort Worth Texas 76102 based company is currently trading 109.77% above its 52 week low of $3.73 and -21.78% below its 52 week high of $9.68. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 42.64 and $6.52 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. engages in the retail sale of decorative accessories, furniture, candles, housewares, gifts, and seasonal products. It offers decorative accents and textiles, such as rugs, wall decorations and mirrors, pillows, bedding, lamps, vases, dried and artificial flowers, baskets, ceramics, dinnerware, candles, fragrance, gifts, and seasonal items. The company also provides furniture and furniture cushions that are used in living, dining, office, kitchen and bedroom areas, sunrooms, and patios. Further, it supplies merchandise and licenses the Pier 1 Imports name. The company sells its products through retail stores and e-Commerce Website. As of February 27, 2016, the company operated 953 stores in the United States and 79 stores in Canada. Pier 1 Imports, Inc. was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.