Stocks Alert: Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) grew with the stock adding 1.15% or $0.3 to close at $26.33 on active trading volume of 9.34M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.51M. The Cincinnati Ohio 45263 based company operating under the Regional – Midwest Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 60.25% up for the period and down by -2.37% so far this year. With price target of $27.07 and a 95.45% rebound from 52-week low, Fifth Third Bancorp has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Fifth Third Bancorp operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States. It operates through four segments: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. The Commercial Banking segment offers credit intermediation, cash management, and financial services; lending and depository products; and foreign exchange and international trade finance, derivatives and capital markets services, asset-based lending, real estate finance, public finance, commercial leasing, and syndicated finance for business, government, and professional customers. The Branch Banking segment provides deposit and loan products to individuals and small businesses. This segment offers checking and savings accounts, home equity loans and lines of credit, credit cards, and loans for automobiles and personal financing needs. The Consumer Lending segment engages in direct lending activities that include origination, retention, and servicing of residential mortgage and home equity loans or lines of credit; and indirect lending activities, including loans to consumers through correspondent lenders and automobile dealers. The Investment Advisors segment provides various investment alternatives for individuals, companies, and not-for-profit organizations. It offers retail brokerage services to individual clients; and broker dealer services to the institutional marketplace. This segment also provides asset management services; holistic strategies to affluent clients in wealth planning, investing, insurance, and wealth protection; and advisory services for institutional clients comprising states and municipalities. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 1,254 full-service banking centers, including 95 Bank Mart locations, as well as 2,593 automated teller machines in 12 states throughout the Midwestern and Southeastern regions of the United States. Fifth Third Bancorp was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) dropped $-0.11 to close the day at a new closing price of $17.33, a -0.63% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 170.61% above its 52 week low of $6.52. A total of 9.29M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 15.63M. The stock, which fluctuated between $17.15 and $17.48 during the day, currently situated -10.11% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -4.99% in the past one month and up by 22.63% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $20.18 and RSI of 47.28, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) shares were down in last trading by -0.37% to $72.29. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.93% over the past week and grew 3.86% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.43% above its 50 day moving average and 11.29% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.89% decrease in value from its one year high of $72.94. The RSI indicator value of 66.87, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators; and advertising services on cable networks, as well as on other platforms, such as digital, radio, and print media. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo owned local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes live-action and animated filmed entertainment, principally under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, and Focus Features names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, as well as in Hollywood, California; Universal studios theme park in Osaka, Japan; Wet ‘n Wild, a water park in Orlando, Florida; and CityWalk, a dining, retail, and entertainment complex. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Traders Watch list: Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK), Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), Xerox Corporation (XRX)

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) saw its value decrease by -1.38% as the stock dropped $-0.86 to finish the day at a closing price of $61.48. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $47.97-$65.46 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $61.2 to $62.07 during the day, are down by -0.3% in the past three months and up by 5.74% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.63% above its 20 day moving average and 1.02% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $0 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 53.12.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Merck & Co., Inc. provides healthcare solutions worldwide. The company offers therapeutic and preventive agents to treat cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes, asthma, nasal allergy symptoms, allergic rhinitis, chronic hepatitis C virus, HIV-1 infection, fungal infections, intra-abdominal infections, hypertension, arthritis and pain, inflammatory, osteoporosis, male pattern hair loss, and fertility diseases. It also offers neuromuscular blocking agents; anti-bacterial products; cholesterol modifying medicines; non-sedating antihistamine; and vaginal contraceptive products. In addition, the company offers products to prevent chemotherapy-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting; treat brain tumors; treat melanoma and metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer; prevent diseases caused by human papillomavirus; and vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, chickenpox, shingles, rotavirus gastroenteritis, and pneumococcal diseases. Further, it offers antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs to treat infectious and respiratory diseases, fertility disorders, and pneumonia in cattle, horses, and swine; vaccines for poultry; parasiticide for sea lice in salmon; and antibiotics and vaccines for fishes. Additionally, the company offers companion animal products, such as ointments for otitis; diabetes mellitus treatment for dogs and cats; anthelmintic products; chewable tablets to treat fleas and ticks in dogs; and products for protection against bites from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and sandflies. It serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and entities, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, distributors, animal producers, and managed health care providers. The company has collaboration agreements with Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc and Agenus; and a research agreement with Proteros Biostructures to develop molecule compounds for various cancer treatments. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) shares were down in last trading by -0.29% to $72.56. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.44% over the past week and grew 4.04% in the past month. It is currently trading 6.17% above its 50 day moving average and 11.81% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.52% decrease in value from its one year high of $72.94. The RSI indicator value of 70.38, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators; and advertising services on cable networks, as well as on other platforms, such as digital, radio, and print media. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo owned local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes live-action and animated filmed entertainment, principally under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, and Focus Features names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, as well as in Hollywood, California; Universal studios theme park in Osaka, Japan; Wet ‘n Wild, a water park in Orlando, Florida; and CityWalk, a dining, retail, and entertainment complex. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Xerox Corporation (XRX) traded within a range of $6.88 to $7.05 after opening the day at $7.04. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 20.52% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.7% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $6.93 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -5.29% below its 52 week high of $11.39 and 28.15% above its 12-month low of $6.46. The shares are up by over 9.95% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 63.51 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Xerox Corporation provides business process and document management solutions worldwide. Its Services segment offers business process outsourcing services, such as customer care, transaction processing, finance and accounting, human resources, communication and marketing, and consulting and analytics services, as well as services in the areas of healthcare, transportation, financial services, retail, and telecommunications areas. This segment also provides document outsourcing services comprising managed print services, including workflow automation and centralized print services. The company’s Document Technology segment offers desktop monochrome and color printers, multifunction printers, copiers, digital printing presses, and light production devices; and production printing and publishing systems for the graphic communications marketplace and large enterprises. Its Other segment sells paper, wide-format systems, global imaging systems network integration solutions, and electronic presentation systems. The company sells its products and services directly to its customers; and through its sales force, as well as through a network of independent agents, dealers, value-added resellers, systems integrators, and the Web. Xerox Corporation was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.

 

Trader Alert: Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL), Sprint Corporation (S), Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) retreated with the stock falling -1.61% or $-0.2 to close at $12.24 on light trading volume of 11.86M compared its three months average trading volume of 20.15M. The Denver Colorado 80290 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 81.33% up for the period and up by 1.83% so far this year. With price target of $13.96 and a 265.37% rebound from 52-week low, Whiting Petroleum Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in the Rocky Mountains and Permian Basin regions of the United States. It sells oil and gas to end users, marketers, and other purchasers. As of December 31, 2015, the company had total estimated proved reserves of 820.6 million barrels of oil equivalent; and interests in 3,177 net productive wells on approximately 593,900 net developed acres. Whiting Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1980 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

Sprint Corporation (S) gained $0.15 to close the day at a new closing price of $8.61, a 1.77% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 294.95% above its 52 week low of $2.18. A total of 11.7M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 19.89M. The stock, which fluctuated between $8.46 and $8.63 during the day, currently situated -4.33% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.99% in the past one month and up by 27.18% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $7.28 and RSI of 54.85, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Sprint Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various wireless and wireline communications products and services to consumers, businesses, government subscribers, and resellers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company operates in two segments, Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment offers wireless data communication services, including mobile productivity applications, such as Internet access, messaging, and email services; wireless photo and video offerings; location-based capabilities comprising asset and fleet management, dispatch services, and navigation tools; and mobile entertainment applications. It also provides wireless voice communications services that include local and long-distance wireless voice services, as well as voicemail, call waiting, three-way calling, caller identification, directory assistance, and call forwarding services. In addition, this segment offers voice and data services internationally through roaming arrangements; and customized wireless services to large companies and government agencies, as well as sells wireless devices, broadband devices, connected devices, and accessories to agents and other third-party distributors. The Wireline segment provides wireline voice and data communications, including domestic and international data communications using various protocols, such as multiprotocol label switching technologies, Internet protocol (IP), managed network services, Voice over IP, session initiated protocol, and traditional voice services to other communications companies, and targeted business and consumer subscribers, as well as for cable multiple system operators. Sprint Corporation offers its services under the Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Assurance Wireless brands. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. Sprint Corporation is a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) shares were up in last trading by 1.89% to $72.77. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 3.56% over the past week and grew 4.4% in the past month. It is currently trading 6.84% above its 50 day moving average and 12.24% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a 1.41% increase in value from its one year high of $72.94. The RSI indicator value of 72.51, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators; and advertising services on cable networks, as well as on other platforms, such as digital, radio, and print media. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo owned local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes live-action and animated filmed entertainment, principally under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, and Focus Features names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, as well as in Hollywood, California; Universal studios theme park in Osaka, Japan; Wet ‘n Wild, a water park in Orlando, Florida; and CityWalk, a dining, retail, and entertainment complex. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Stocks In Queue: Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. (OPXA), Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), NIKE, Inc. (NKE)

Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. (OPXA) climbed 29.93% during last trading as the stock added $0.26 to finish the day at $1.15 with about 7.3M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.17M. The $8.28M market cap company, which fluctuated between $0.89 and $1.34 during the day, currently situated 130% above its 52 week low of $0.5 and -76.67% away from its one year high of $4.93. The RSI of 61.16 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Opexa Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops personalized immunotherapy to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases based on its proprietary T-cell technology. The company’s lead product candidate is Tcelna, a novel T-cell immunotherapy, which is in Phase IIb clinical development for the treatment of patients with secondary progressive MS. It is also developing OPX-212 as an autologous T-cell immunotherapy that is in preclinical development to treat neuromyelitis optica. The company was formerly known as PharmaFrontiers Corp. and changed its name to Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. in June 2006. Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is based in The Woodlands, Texas.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) dropped $-0.29 to close the day at a new closing price of $71.42, a -0.4% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 38.76% above its 52 week low of $52.34. A total of 7.3M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 10.81M. The stock, which fluctuated between $70.83 and $71.67 during the day, currently situated -0.47% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.91% in the past one month and up by 9.9% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $76.46 and RSI of 66.15, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators; and advertising services on cable networks, as well as on other platforms, such as digital, radio, and print media. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo owned local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes live-action and animated filmed entertainment, principally under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, and Focus Features names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, as well as in Hollywood, California; Universal studios theme park in Osaka, Japan; Wet ‘n Wild, a water park in Orlando, Florida; and CityWalk, a dining, retail, and entertainment complex. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) had a light trading with around 7.3M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.22M. The stock traded between $52.16 and $52.69 before closing at the price of $52.4 with -0.55% change on the day. The Beaverton Oregon 97005 based company is currently trading 7.3% above its 52 week low of $49.01 and -19.18% below its 52 week high of $65.44. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 53.13 and $62 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold 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.

 

Momentum Stocks in Focus: Synchrony Financial (SYF), Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN), Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)

Synchrony Financial (SYF) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.62% or $-0.6 to close the day at $36.36 on light trading volume of 11.64M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.94M. The Stamford Connecticut 06902 based company has been outperforming the credit services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 26.98%, compared to the industry which has advanced 19.47% over the same period. With RSI of 52.6, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $39.74, making it a hold for now.

Synchrony Financial operates as a consumer financial services company in the United States. The company offers private label credit cards, dual cards, and small and medium-sized business credit products; and promotional financing for consumer purchases, such as private label credit cards and installment loans. It also provides promotional financing to consumers for elective healthcare procedures or services, such as dental, veterinary, cosmetic, vision, and audiology; debt cancellation products; and deposit products, including certificates of deposit, individual retirement, money market, and savings accounts, as well as accepts deposits through third-party securities brokerage firms. The company offers its credit products through programs established with a group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations, and healthcare service providers; and deposit products through multiple channels, including online, print, and radio advertising. Synchrony Financial was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. Synchrony Financial operates independently of GE Consumer Finance, Inc. as of November 17, 2015.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) grew with the stock adding 0.83% or $0.11 to close at $13.44 on light trading volume of 11.26M compared its three months average trading volume of 14.62M. The Columbus Ohio 43287 based company operating under the Regional – Midwest Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 35.75% up for the period and up by 1.66% so far this year. With price target of $14.13 and a 76.5% rebound from 52-week low, Huntington Bancshares Incorporated has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated operates as a holding company for The Huntington National Bank that provides commercial, small business, consumer, and mortgage banking services. The company’s Retail and Business Banking segment offers financial products and services, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, consumer loans, and small business loans; and investments, insurance, interest rate risk protection, and foreign exchange and treasury management services. Its Commercial Banking segment provides corporate risk management and institutional sales, trading, and underwriting services; commercial property and casualty, employee benefits, personal lines, life and disability, and specialty lines of insurance; and brokerage and agency services for residential and commercial title insurance, as well as excess and surplus product lines of insurance. The company’s Automobile Finance and Commercial Real Estate segment offers financing for the purchase of vehicles; financing the acquisition of new and used vehicle inventory of franchised automotive dealerships; and financing for land, buildings, and other commercial real estate owned or constructed by real estate developers, automobile dealerships, or other customers. Its Regional Banking and The Huntington Private Client Group segment provides deposits, lending, and other banking services; wealth management services, and retirement plan and corporate trust services; and brokerage, annuities, advisory, and other investment products. The company’s Home Lending segment offers consumer loans and mortgages. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated also provides equipment leasing; and online, mobile, and telephone banking services. The company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.11% or $0.79 to close the day at $71.71 on higher than average trading volume of 11.11M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.75M. The Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103 based company has been outperforming the entertainment – diversified companies by 10.6721% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 3.85% YTD, versus the entertainment – diversified industry which is up 3.59% for the same period. The RSI of 70.64 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators; and advertising services on cable networks, as well as on other platforms, such as digital, radio, and print media. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo owned local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes live-action and animated filmed entertainment, principally under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, and Focus Features names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, as well as in Hollywood, California; Universal studios theme park in Osaka, Japan; Wet ‘n Wild, a water park in Orlando, Florida; and CityWalk, a dining, retail, and entertainment complex. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT), Halliburton Company (HAL), Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.31% or $0.74 to close the day at $32.78 on higher than average trading volume of 9.21M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.03M. The Santa Clara California 95054 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor equipment & materials companies by 10.499% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 1.58% YTD, versus the semiconductor equipment & materials industry which is up 2.1% for the same period. The RSI of 58.1 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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.

Halliburton Company (HAL) had a active trading with around 9.08M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.31M. The stock traded between $55.81 and $56.33 before closing at the price of $56.07 with -1.04% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77032 based company is currently trading 106.38% above its 52 week low of $27.64 and -1.6% below its 52 week high of $56.98. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 65.52 and $59.44 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) opening the day at $70.14. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 2.58% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.8% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $70.83 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -0.3% below its 52 week high of $71.32 and 37.61% above its 12-month low of $52.34. The shares are up by over 8.8% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 67.13 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators; and advertising services on cable networks, as well as on other platforms, such as digital, radio, and print media. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo owned local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes live-action and animated filmed entertainment, principally under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, and Focus Features names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, as well as in Hollywood, California; Universal studios theme park in Osaka, Japan; Wet ‘n Wild, a water park in Orlando, Florida; and CityWalk, a dining, retail, and entertainment complex. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Trader’s Round Up: Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL), Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) retreated with the stock falling -0.1% or $-0.05 to close at $49.68 on light trading volume of 6.92M compared its three months average trading volume of 9.26M. The Atlanta Georgia 30354 based company operating under the Major Airlines industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 7.46% up for the period and up by 1% so far this year. With price target of $58.33 and a 53.94% rebound from 52-week low, Delta Air Lines, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Airline and Refinery. Its route network is centered around a system of hubs, international gateways, and airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Tokyo-Narita. The company sells its tickets through various distribution channels, including delta.com and mobile, telephone reservations, traditional brick and mortar, and online travel agencies. It also provides aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services; staffing, and professional security and training services, as well as aviation solutions to third parties; vacation packages to third-party consumers; and aircraft charters, and aircraft management and programs. As of February 3, 2016, the company operated a fleet of approximately 800 aircrafts. Delta Air Lines, Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) gained $0.12 to close the day at a new closing price of $70.27, a 0.17% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 36.53% above its 52 week low of $52.34. A total of 6.76M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 10.65M. The stock, which fluctuated between $69.82 and $70.54 during the day, currently situated -1.08% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.69% in the past one month and up by 7.85% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $76.14 and RSI of 64.26, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators; and advertising services on cable networks, as well as on other platforms, such as digital, radio, and print media. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo owned local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes live-action and animated filmed entertainment, principally under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, and Focus Features names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, as well as in Hollywood, California; Universal studios theme park in Osaka, Japan; Wet ‘n Wild, a water park in Orlando, Florida; and CityWalk, a dining, retail, and entertainment complex. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) shares were down in last trading by -0.03% to $65.53. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.77% over the past week and fell -2.85% in the past month. It is currently trading -2.17% below its 50 day moving average and 10.63% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -7.79% decrease in value from its one year high of $71.62. The RSI indicator value of 41.89, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

QUALCOMM Incorporated develops, designs, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services in China, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and other technologies for use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses or provides rights to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which include various patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of certain wireless products comprising products implementing CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD, and/or LTE standards, as well as their derivatives. The QSI segment invests in early-stage companies in various industries, including digital media, e-commerce, healthcare, and wearable devices for supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications. The company also develops and offers products for implementation of small cells; mobile health products and services; software products, and content and push-to-talk enablement services to wireless operators; and development, and other services and related products to the United States government agencies and their contractors. In addition, it licenses chipset technology and products for data centers. QUALCOMM Incorporated was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

 

Stocks Under Review: Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), The Chemours Company (CC), Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS)

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.4% or $0.28 to close the day at $70.15 on active trading volume of 8.36M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.65M. The Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103 based company has been outperforming the entertainment – diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 29.19%, compared to the industry which has advanced 19.11% over the same period. With RSI of 63.75, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $76.14, making it a hold for now.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators; and advertising services on cable networks, as well as on other platforms, such as digital, radio, and print media. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo owned local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes live-action and animated filmed entertainment, principally under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, and Focus Features names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, as well as in Hollywood, California; Universal studios theme park in Osaka, Japan; Wet ‘n Wild, a water park in Orlando, Florida; and CityWalk, a dining, retail, and entertainment complex. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Chemours Company (CC) retreated with the stock falling -1.49% or $-0.33 to close at $21.88 on active trading volume of 8.21M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.58M. The Wilmington Delaware 19899 based company operating under the Specialty Chemicals industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 332.52% up for the period and down by -0.95% so far this year. With price target of $22.14 and a 623.7% rebound from 52-week low, The Chemours Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

The Chemours Company provides performance chemicals in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. It operates in three segments: Titanium Technologies, Fluoroproducts, and Chemical Solutions. The Titanium Technologies segment produces and sells titanium dioxide (TiO2) under the Ti-Pure brand name to deliver whiteness, brightness, opacity, and protection in various applications, such as architectural and industrial coatings, flexible and rigid plastic packaging, PVC window profiles, laminate papers, coated paper, and coated paperboard used for packaging. The Fluoroproducts segment provides fluoroproducts, such as hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants, and fluoropolymer resins and downstream products and coatings under the Teflon brand name. The Chemical Solutions segment offers industrial and specialty chemicals used in gold production, oil refining, agriculture, industrial polymers, and other industries in North America. This segment provides cyanides; and performance chemicals and intermediates, such as clean and disinfect chemicals, aniline, methylamines, glycolic acid, Vazo free radical initiators, and reactive metals. The company is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.

Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -2.03% or $-0.33 to close the day at $15.89 on higher than average trading volume of 8.16M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 13.03M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas companies by 35.4075% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 4.95% YTD, versus the independent oil & gas industry which is up 1.88% for the same period. The RSI of 59.96 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Oasis Petroleum Inc., an independent exploration and production company, focuses on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources in the North Dakota and Montana regions of the Williston Basin. Its principal projects are located in West Williston and East Nesson. As of December 31, 2015, the company had 484,745 net leasehold acres in the Williston Basin; and approximately 218.2 million barrels of oil equivalent of estimated net proved reserves. Oasis Petroleum Inc. sells its oil and natural gas to refiners, marketers, and other purchasers that have access to pipeline and rail facilities. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks Roundup: Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA), Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC)

Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) grew with the stock adding 4.61% or $10 to close at $226.99 on light trading volume of 11.2M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.37M. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company operating under the Auto Manufacturers – Major industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 1.59% up for the period and up by 6.22% so far this year. With price target of $236 and a 60.93% rebound from 52-week low, Tesla Motors, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and stationary energy storage products in the United States, China, Norway, and internationally. It primarily offers sedans and sport utility vehicles. The company also offers electric vehicle powertrain components and systems to other manufacturers. It sells its products through a network of Tesla stores and galleries, as well as through Internet. In addition, the company designs, manufactures, installs, monitors, maintains, leases, and sells solar energy systems to government, residential, and commercial customers; and sells electricity generated by solar energy systems to customers. Tesla Motors, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) had a active trading with around 11.01M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.59M. The stock traded between $69.18 and $70.25 before closing at the price of $69.87 with 1.19% change on the day. The Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103 based company is currently trading 35.75% above its 52 week low of $52.34 and -1.65% below its 52 week high of $71.32. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $76.14 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators; and advertising services on cable networks, as well as on other platforms, such as digital, radio, and print media. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo owned local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes live-action and animated filmed entertainment, principally under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, and Focus Features names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, as well as in Hollywood, California; Universal studios theme park in Osaka, Japan; Wet ‘n Wild, a water park in Orlando, Florida; and CityWalk, a dining, retail, and entertainment complex. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) saw its value decrease by -3.19% as the stock dropped $-1.69 to finish the day at a closing price of $51.24. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $29.24-$54.59 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $51.03 to $53.5 during the day, are up by 24.85% in the past three months and up by 42.77% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.07% above its 20 day moving average and 10.46% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $56.15 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 61.77.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining, marketing, retailing, and transporting petroleum products primarily in the United States. It operates through three segments: Refining & Marketing, Speedway, and Midstream. The company refines crude oil and other feed stocks at its seven refineries in the Gulf Coast and Midwest regions of the United States; and purchases ethanol and refined products for resale. Its refined products include gasoline, distillates, propane, feed stocks and special products, heavy fuel oil, and asphalt. The company also sells transportation fuels and convenience products in the retail market through Speedway convenience stores; and transports crude oil and other feed stocks to its refineries and other locations. Marathon Petroleum Corporation markets its refined products to resellers, consumers, independent retailers, wholesale customers, marathon-branded independent entrepreneurs, its Speedway convenience stores, airlines, transportation companies, and utility companies, as well as exports its refined products. As of December 31, 2015, it owned, leased, and had ownership interests in approximately 8,400 miles of crude oil and refined product pipelines, as well as owned and operated 2,766 gasoline and convenience stores in 22 states of the United States; and had 5,600 retail outlets operated by independent entrepreneurs in 19 states in the United States. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Findlay, Ohio.

 

Stocks Roundup: Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), Twitter, Inc. (TWTR), Medtronic plc (MDT)

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) retreated with the stock falling 0% or $0 to close at $69.05 on active trading volume of 11.82M compared its three months average trading volume of 10.45M. The Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103 based company operating under the Entertainment – Diversified industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 26.2% up for the period and down by 0% so far this year. With price target of $76.14 and a 34.16% rebound from 52-week low, Comcast Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators; and advertising services on cable networks, as well as on other platforms, such as digital, radio, and print media. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo owned local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes live-action and animated filmed entertainment, principally under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, and Focus Features names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, as well as in Hollywood, California; Universal studios theme park in Osaka, Japan; Wet ‘n Wild, a water park in Orlando, Florida; and CityWalk, a dining, retail, and entertainment complex. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) had a light trading with around 11.13M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 26.4M. The stock traded between $16.21 and $16.45 before closing at the price of $16.44 with 0.86% change on the day. The San Francisco California 94103 based company is currently trading 19.74% above its 52 week low of $13.73 and -34.89% below its 52 week high of $25.25. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $17.02 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Twitter, Inc. operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope and Vine, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live. It also provides promoted products and services, such as promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends that enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services; and subscription access to its data feed for data partners. In addition, the company offers a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets for developers to contribute their content to its platform; syndicate and distribute Twitter content across their properties; and enhance their Websites and applications with Twitter content. Twitter, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Medtronic plc (MDT) saw its value decrease by -0.87% as the stock dropped $-0.62 to finish the day at a closing price of $70.61. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $69.35-$89.27 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $69.35 to $71.03 during the day, are down by -17.78% in the past three months and down by -18% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.08% below its 20 day moving average and -7.82% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $85.5 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 31.17.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Medtronic plc manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. The company’s Cardiac and Vascular Group segment offers pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices, AF products, diagnostics and monitoring devices, and remote monitoring and patient-centered software; and heart valves, percutaneous coronary intervention stent products, surgical valve replacement and repair products, endovascular stent grafts, peripheral vascular intervention products, and products to treat superficial and deep venous diseases. Its Minimally Invasive Therapies Group segment provides gastrointestinal diagnostics, ablation, and interventional lung solutions; stapling, vessel sealing, and other surgical instruments; sutures; electrosurgery products; hernia mechanical devices; mesh implants; products for patient monitoring and recovery; sensors; monitors; compression and dialysis, enteral feeding, and wound care products; and operating room supplies, electrodes, needles, syringes, and sharps disposals. The company’s Restorative Therapies Group segment offers products for various areas of the spine; bone graft substitutes; biologic products; trauma, implantable neurostimulation therapies, and drug delivery systems for the treatment of chronic pain, movement disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, overactive bladder, urinary retention, fecal incontinence, and gastroparesis; products to treat conditions of the ear, nose, throat, and neurological disorders; systems that incorporate advanced energy surgical instruments; products for haemostatic sealing of soft tissue and bone; and image-guided surgery and intra-operative imaging systems. Its Diabetes Group segment provides insulin pumps and consumables; continuous glucose monitoring systems; and Web-based therapy management software solutions. It serves hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients. Medtronic plc was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.