Stocks Alert: Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU), Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ), Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR)

Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU) grew with the stock adding 0.29% or $0.32 to close at $112.11 on active trading volume of 2.3M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.09M. The Newark New Jersey 07102 based company operating under the Life Insurance industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 75.71% up for the period and up by 7.74% so far this year. With price target of $110.29 and a 88.23% rebound from 52-week low, Prudential Financial, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Prudential Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services in the United States and internationally. It offers primarily life insurance, annuities, retirement-related, mutual funds, and investment management products and services. The company operates through U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management, U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance, and International Insurance divisions. The U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management division provides individual variable and fixed annuity products; and recordkeeping, plan administration, actuarial advisory, tailored participant education and communication, trustee, and institutional and retail investment services. It also offers brokerage services; guaranteed investment contracts, funding agreements, structured settlement annuities, and other group annuities; and investment management and advisory services to the public and private marketplace. The U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance division provides individual variable, term, and universal life insurance products to mass middle, mass affluent, and affluent markets; group life; long-term and short-term group disability; and group corporate, bank, and trust-owned life insurance products to institutional clients. It also sells accidental death and dismemberment, and other ancillary coverages; and offers plan administrative services. The International Insurance division provides individual life insurance, retirement, and related products. The company serves individual and institutional customers through third-party broker-dealers, independent financial planners, financial professionals, third-party financial advisors, brokers, benefits consultants, sales force, wire houses, banks, general agencies, producer groups, life planners, and life consultants. Prudential Financial, Inc. was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.

Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) gained $2.3 to close the day at a new closing price of $158.51, a 1.47% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 16.67% above its 52 week low of $137.25. A total of 2.29M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.99M. The stock, which fluctuated between $156.16 and $158.69 during the day, currently situated -8.19% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 5.62% in the past one month and up by 4.27% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $176.44 and RSI of 64.51, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. The company sells wine across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine, and dessert wine. Its principal brands comprise Arbor Mist, Black Box, Blackstone, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan Estate, Inniskillin, Kim Crawford, Mark West, Mount Veeder, Nobilo, Ravenswood, Rex Goliath, Robert Mondavi, Ruffino, Simi, Toasted Head, Wild Horse, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, and SVEDKA Vodka. The company offers its products to wholesale distributors, retailers, on-premise locations, and government alcohol beverage control agencies. Constellation Brands, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Victor, New York.

Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR) shares were down in last trading by -0.67% to $46.01. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.5% over the past week and fell -10.56% in the past month. It is currently trading -9.72% below its 50 day moving average and -3.32% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -23.7% decrease in value from its one year high of $60.3. The RSI indicator value of 36.06, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

 

3 Trending Stocks: The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ), Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST)

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.51% or $-0.45 to close the day at $87.86 on light trading volume of 18.72M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.89M. The Cincinnati Ohio 45202 based company has been outperforming the personal products group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 11.3%, compared to the industry which has advanced 3.96% over the same period. With RSI of 59.87, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $90.53, making it a hold for now.

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company’s Beauty segment offers hair care products comprising conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and antiperspirants and deodorants, personal cleansing, and skin care products. This segment markets its products under the Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, Rejoice, Old Spice, Safeguard, and SK-II brands. Its Grooming segment provides blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and other shave care products, as well as appliances under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, Prestobarba, and Venus brands. The company’s Health Care segment offers toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals/supplements, and other healthcare products under the Oral-B, Crest, Prilosec, Vicks, Metamucil, Pepto Bismol, and Align brands. Its Fabric & Home Care segment provides fabric care products, including fabric enhancers, laundry additives, and laundry detergents; and home care products comprising air care, dish care, P&G professional, and surface care products under the Tide, Ariel, Downy, Gain, Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer brands. The company’s Baby, Feminine & Family Care segment offers baby care products, such as baby wipes, diapers, and pants; adult incontinence and feminine care products; and family care products, such as paper towels, tissues, and toilet papers. This segment markets its products under the Pampers, Always, Bounty, Charmin, Luvs, and Tampax brands. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, baby stores, specialty beauty stores, e-commerce, high-frequency stores, and pharmacies. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) climbed 0.26% during last trading as the stock added $0.4 to finish the day at $155.89 with about 1.16M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.07M. The $30.67B market cap company, which fluctuated between $154.71 and $156.7 during the day, currently situated 14.74% above its 52 week low of $137.25 and -9.71% away from its one year high of $173.55. The RSI of 60.5 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. The company sells wine across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine, and dessert wine. Its principal brands comprise Arbor Mist, Black Box, Blackstone, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan Estate, Inniskillin, Kim Crawford, Mark West, Mount Veeder, Nobilo, Ravenswood, Rex Goliath, Robert Mondavi, Ruffino, Simi, Toasted Head, Wild Horse, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, and SVEDKA Vodka. The company offers its products to wholesale distributors, retailers, on-premise locations, and government alcohol beverage control agencies. Constellation Brands, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Victor, New York.

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) saw its value increase by 0.96% as the stock gained $0.65 to finish the day at a closing price of $68.7. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $52-$69.81 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $67.94 to $68.72 during the day, are up by 8.17% in the past three months and up by 9.12% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.43% above its 20 day moving average and 2.82% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $71.04 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 63.64. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. The company’s Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices primarily to middle income households; and dd’s DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices to customers from households with moderate income. As of October 10, 2016, it operated 1,342 Ross Dress for Less stores in 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam; and 193 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in 15 states. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.

 

Stocks in Review: Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP), E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD), Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ)

Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) traded within a range of $95.87 to $96.94 after opening the day at $96.67. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.4% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.74% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $95.95 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -14.12% below its 52 week high of $112.19 and 20.81% above its 12-month low of $83.46. The shares are down by over -6.54% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 45.5 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Molson Coors Brewing Company manufactures and sells beer and other beverage products. The company sells its products under the Coors Light, Molson Canadian, Belgian Moon, Carling, Carling Black Label, Coors Altitude, Coors Banquet, Creemore Springs, the Granville Island, Keystone, Mad Jack, Molson Canadian 67, Molson Canadian Cider, Molson Dry, Molson Export, Pilsner, and the Rickard’s family brands in Canada; and brews or distributes under the Amstel Light, Heineken, Murphy’s, Newcastle Brown Ale, Strongbow cider, Desperados, Dos Equis, Moretti, Sol, and Tecate brands. It also sells various brands in the United States and Puerto Rico, such as Coors Light, Miller Lite, MillerCoors, Coors Banquet, Coors Peak, Hamm’s, Keystone Light, Icehouse, Mickey’s, Miller 64, Miller Fortune, Miller Genuine Draft, Miller High Life, Milwaukee’s Best, Old English 800, Steel Reserve, Grolsch, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell, Crispin, Smith & Forge, Blue Moon, and Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company brands, as well as Henry’s hard sodas; and brews or distributes under the George Killian’s Irish Red, Redd’s, Foster’s, and Molson brands. In addition, the company sells Carling, Staropramen, Apatinsko, Astika, Bergenbier, Borsodi, Branik, Coors Light, Jelen, Kamenitza, Niksicko, Noroc, Ostravar, Ozujsko, Sharp’s Doom Bar, Worthington’s, Beck’s, Belle-Vue Kriek, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Lowenbrau, Löwenweisse, Spaten, Stella Artois, Corona Extra, Rekorderlig cider, Cobra, Grolsch, Singha, and other Modelo brands; and regional ale and factored brands in Europe. Further, it sells Carling, Coors Light, Staropramen, Blue Moon, Cobra, Corona, Molson Canadian, Carling Strong, Coors, Coors 1873, Coors Extra, Coors Gold, Iceberg 9000, King Cobra, Royal Brew, Thunderbolt, and Zima brands. The company was formerly known as Adolph Coors Company and changed its name to Molson Coors Brewing Company in February 2005. The Company was founded in 1786 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

  1. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.1% or $0.84 to close the day at $77.21 on light trading volume of 1.56M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.66M. The Wilmington Delaware 19805 based company has been outperforming the agricultural chemicals group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 38.68%, compared to the industry which has advanced 28.2% over the same period. With RSI of 61.46, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $82.44, making it a hold for now.
  2. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company operates as a science and technology based company. The company’s Agriculture segment offers corn hybrid, soybean, canola, sunflower, wheat, rice, sorghum, inoculants, seed products, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides, as well as offers crop protection products, such as weed control, disease control, and insect control products. Its Electronics & Communications segment provides various materials and systems for consumer electronics, photovoltaics, displays, and advanced printing. The company’s Industrial Biosciences segment develops and manufactures a portfolio of enzymes and bio-based materials. Its Nutrition & Health segment offers cultures, probiotics, emulsifiers, texturants, natural sweeteners, and soy-based food ingredients for the food industry market. The company’s Performance Materials segment offers elastomers and thermoplastic, and thermoset engineering polymers; resins and films for packaging and industrial polymer applications, sealants and adhesives, and sporting goods; and elastomers, parts, and systems and solutions for automotive and transportation, packaging for food and beverages, electrical/electronic components, material handling, healthcare, construction, semiconductor, and aerospace markets. Its Protection Solutions segment provides nonwovens, aramids, and solid surfaces for industrial, construction, consumer, military and law enforcement, automotive, aircraft, and energy markets. The company markets its products through the company’s sales force and distributors in the United States and internationally. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company was founded in 1802 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.

Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) dropped $-0.28 to close the day at a new closing price of $155.45, a -0.18% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 16.84% above its 52 week low of $137.25. A total of 1.56M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.15M. The stock, which fluctuated between $154.04 and $155.91 during the day, currently situated -9.96% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.61% in the past one month and up by 1.27% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $176.44 and RSI of 60.29, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. The company sells wine across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine, and dessert wine. Its principal brands comprise Arbor Mist, Black Box, Blackstone, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan Estate, Inniskillin, Kim Crawford, Mark West, Mount Veeder, Nobilo, Ravenswood, Rex Goliath, Robert Mondavi, Ruffino, Simi, Toasted Head, Wild Horse, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, and SVEDKA Vodka. The company offers its products to wholesale distributors, retailers, on-premise locations, and government alcohol beverage control agencies. Constellation Brands, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Victor, New York.

 

Stocks To Watch: Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU), Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC), Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ)

Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU) traded within a range of $104.45 to $105.9 after opening the day at $105.89. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 1.11% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.29% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $105.22 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -2.83% below its 52 week high of $108.29 and 90.72% above its 12-month low of $57.19. The shares are up by over 19.31% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 47.93 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Prudential Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services in the United States and internationally. It offers primarily life insurance, annuities, retirement-related, mutual funds, and investment management products and services. The company operates through U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management, U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance, and International Insurance divisions. The U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management division provides individual variable and fixed annuity products; and recordkeeping, plan administration, actuarial advisory, tailored participant education and communication, trustee, and institutional and retail investment services. It also offers brokerage services; guaranteed investment contracts, funding agreements, structured settlement annuities, and other group annuities; and investment management and advisory services to the public and private marketplace. The U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance division provides individual variable, term, and universal life insurance products to mass middle, mass affluent, and affluent markets; group life; long-term and short-term group disability; and group corporate, bank, and trust-owned life insurance products to institutional clients. It also sells accidental death and dismemberment, and other ancillary coverages; and offers plan administrative services. The International Insurance division provides individual life insurance, retirement, and related products. The company serves individual and institutional customers through third-party broker-dealers, independent financial planners, financial professionals, third-party financial advisors, brokers, benefits consultants, sales force, wire houses, banks, general agencies, producer groups, life planners, and life consultants. Prudential Financial, Inc. was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.92% or $0.64 to close the day at $70.41 on active trading volume of 2.28M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.11M. The New York New York 10036 based company has been outperforming the insurance brokers group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 29.99%, compared to the industry which has advanced 26.21% over the same period. With RSI of 63.55, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $73.82, making it a hold for now.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., a professional services firm, provides advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and people worldwide. It operates through two segments, Risk and Insurance Services; and Consulting. The Risk and Insurance Services segment offers risk management services, such as risk advice, risk transfer, risk control, and mitigation solutions, as well as insurance, reinsurance broking, catastrophe and financial modeling services, and related advisory services. This segment serves businesses, public entities, insurance companies, associations, professional services organizations, and private clients. The Consulting segment provides health, retirement, talent, and investments consulting services and products; and specialized management, and economic and brand consulting services. This segment assists public and private sector employers in the design, management, and administration of employee health care programs; provides a range of strategic and compliance-related retirement services and solutions to corporate, governmental, and institutional clients; advises organizations on the engagement, management, and rewarding of employees; and offers investment consulting and other services to the sponsors of pension funds, foundations, endowments, other investors, and wealth management companies. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) gained $2.58 to close the day at a new closing price of $154.58, a 1.7% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 19.91% above its 52 week low of $134.4. A total of 2.27M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.22M. The stock, which fluctuated between $152.01 and $154.82 during the day, currently situated -10.47% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.14% in the past one month and down by -6.59% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $176.44 and RSI of 59.74, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. The company sells wine across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine, and dessert wine. Its principal brands comprise Arbor Mist, Black Box, Blackstone, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan Estate, Inniskillin, Kim Crawford, Mark West, Mount Veeder, Nobilo, Ravenswood, Rex Goliath, Robert Mondavi, Ruffino, Simi, Toasted Head, Wild Horse, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, and SVEDKA Vodka. The company offers its products to wholesale distributors, retailers, on-premise locations, and government alcohol beverage control agencies. Constellation Brands, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Victor, New York.

 

Stocks Buzz: Fiserv, Inc. (FISV), Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX), Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ)

Fiserv, Inc. (FISV) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.08% or $0.08 to close the day at $105.46 on active trading volume of 1.31M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.05M. The Brookfield Wisconsin 53045 based company has been outperforming the business services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 11.24%, compared to the industry which has advanced 30.73% over the same period. With RSI of 37.05, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $108.83, making it a hold for now.

Fiserv, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services technology worldwide. The company’s Payments and Industry Products segment provides debit and credit card processing and services; electronic bill payment and presentment services; Internet and mobile banking software and services; person-to-person payment services; and other electronic payments software and services. This segment also offers card and print personalization services; investment account processing services for separately managed accounts; and fraud and risk management products and services. Its Financial Institution Services segment provides account processing services, item processing and source capture services, loan origination and servicing products, cash management and consulting services, and other products and services that support various types of financial transactions. This segment also offers a range of services, such as customization, business process outsourcing, education, consulting, and implementation services; and ACH, treasury management, source capture optimization, and enterprise cash and content management solutions, as well as case management and resolution services to the financial services industry. The company also provides document and payment card production and distribution, check processing and imaging, source capture systems, and lending and risk management products and services. Fiserv, Inc. serves banks, thrifts, credit unions, investment management firms, leasing and finance companies, retailers, merchants, mutual savings banks, and building societies. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX) grew with the stock adding 0.56% or $0.48 to close at $86.72 on light trading volume of 1.29M compared its three months average trading volume of 2M. The Boston Massachusetts 02210 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -7.63% down for the period and up by 17.71% so far this year. With price target of $98.95 and a 21.35% rebound from 52-week low, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.39% or $-0.58 to close the day at $149.27 on lower than average trading volume of 1.29M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.24M. The Victor New York 14564 based company has been outperforming the beverages – wineries & distillers companies by -8.4509% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -2.64% YTD, versus the beverages – wineries & distillers industry which is up 3.12% for the same period. The RSI of 48.49 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. The company sells wine across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine, and dessert wine. Its principal brands comprise Arbor Mist, Black Box, Blackstone, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan Estate, Inniskillin, Kim Crawford, Mark West, Mount Veeder, Nobilo, Ravenswood, Rex Goliath, Robert Mondavi, Ruffino, Simi, Toasted Head, Wild Horse, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, and SVEDKA Vodka. The company offers its products to wholesale distributors, retailers, on-premise locations, and government alcohol beverage control agencies. Constellation Brands, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Victor, New York.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ), Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL), Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)

Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) saw its value decrease by -0.7% as the stock dropped $-1.05 to finish the day at a closing price of $148.92. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $130.23-$173.55 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $148 to $150 during the day, are down by -10.34% in the past three months and down by -8.52% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.58% below its 20 day moving average and -2.13% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $175.13 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 44.64.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. The company sells wine across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine, and dessert wine. Its principal brands comprise Arbor Mist, Black Box, Blackstone, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan Estate, Inniskillin, Kim Crawford, Mark West, Mount Veeder, Nobilo, Ravenswood, Rex Goliath, Robert Mondavi, Ruffino, Simi, Toasted Head, Wild Horse, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, and SVEDKA Vodka. The company offers its products to wholesale distributors, retailers, on-premise locations, and government alcohol beverage control agencies. Constellation Brands, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Victor, New York.

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) shares were down in last trading by -0.46% to $40.72. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.85% over the past week and fell -0.02% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.89% above its 50 day moving average and -0.17% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -8.85% decrease in value from its one year high of $45.42. The RSI indicator value of 50.47, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the United States. It operates through Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility, and All Other segments. The company generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, oil and refuse, and wind energy sources. It also purchases, transports, distributes, and sells natural gas. In addition, the company develops and leases natural gas pipelines, and storage and compression facilities; and invests in rental housing projects. It serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the portions of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. Xcel Energy Inc. was founded in 1909 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) traded within a range of $81.86 to $83.25 after opening the day at $82. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 5.59% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.79% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $83.16 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -3.38% below its 52 week high of $86.07 and 56.88% above its 12-month low of $53.01. The shares are up by over 0.7% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 67.58 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes games, content, and services for consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, and tablets worldwide. It develops and publishes digital interactive entertainment games primarily under the FIFA, Madden NFL, Star Wars, Battlefield, The Sims, Need for Speed, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Plants vs. Zombies, and Titanfall brand names. The company also offers casual games, such as cards, puzzles, and word games through its Pogo online service. Electronic Arts Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

 

Trader’s Round Up: Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ), Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU), Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT)

Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) grew with the stock adding 0.68% or $1.04 to close at $154.09 on active trading volume of 2.18M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.14M. The Victor New York 14564 based company operating under the Beverages – Wineries & Distillers industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 4.85% up for the period and up by 0.51% so far this year. With price target of $175.13 and a 19.21% rebound from 52-week low, Constellation Brands, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. The company sells wine across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine, and dessert wine. Its principal brands comprise Arbor Mist, Black Box, Blackstone, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan Estate, Inniskillin, Kim Crawford, Mark West, Mount Veeder, Nobilo, Ravenswood, Rex Goliath, Robert Mondavi, Ruffino, Simi, Toasted Head, Wild Horse, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, and SVEDKA Vodka. The company offers its products to wholesale distributors, retailers, on-premise locations, and government alcohol beverage control agencies. Constellation Brands, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Victor, New York.

Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU) gained $1.67 to close the day at a new closing price of $107.36, a 1.58% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 94.6% above its 52 week low of $57.19. A total of 2.18M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.51M. The stock, which fluctuated between $106.34 and $107.5 during the day, currently situated -0.86% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 1.62% in the past one month and up by 29.43% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $111.14 and RSI of 58.96, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Prudential Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services in the United States and internationally. It offers primarily life insurance, annuities, retirement-related, mutual funds, and investment management products and services. The company operates through U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management, U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance, and International Insurance divisions. The U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management division provides individual variable and fixed annuity products; and recordkeeping, plan administration, actuarial advisory, tailored participant education and communication, trustee, and institutional and retail investment services. It also offers brokerage services; guaranteed investment contracts, funding agreements, structured settlement annuities, and other group annuities; and investment management and advisory services to the public and private marketplace. The U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance division provides individual variable, term, and universal life insurance products to mass middle, mass affluent, and affluent markets; group life; long-term and short-term group disability; and group corporate, bank, and trust-owned life insurance products to institutional clients. It also sells accidental death and dismemberment, and other ancillary coverages; and offers plan administrative services. The International Insurance division provides individual life insurance, retirement, and related products. The company serves individual and institutional customers through third-party broker-dealers, independent financial planners, financial professionals, third-party financial advisors, brokers, benefits consultants, sales force, wire houses, banks, general agencies, producer groups, life planners, and life consultants. Prudential Financial, Inc. was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT) shares were up in last trading by 0.42% to $59.2. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.61% over the past week and grew 4.95% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.1% above its 50 day moving average and 12.95% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.17% decrease in value from its one year high of $59.31. The RSI indicator value of 63.96, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Level 3 Communications, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a facilities-based provider of a range of integrated communications services. It operates through North America, EMEA, and Latin America segments. The company offers Internet protocol (IP) and data services comprising Internet services, virtual private network, Ethernet, content delivery network, media delivery, Vyvx broadcast, managed, cloud and IT, and cloud connect services, as well as Communications as a Service. It also provides transport and fiber services comprising wavelengths, private lines, transoceanic services, and dark fiber, as well as related professional services; local and enterprise voice services, including Voice over Internet Protocol services and traditional circuit-switch based services; collaboration services, such as audio, Web, and video collaboration services; colocation and data center services comprising cloud, hosting, and application management solutions; and security services for mobile users or remote offices, governance, risk management, and compliance. In addition, the company provides wholesale voice services, including voice termination and toll free services. It primarily serves various types of customers, such as enterprises, content, government, and wholesale. The company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Washington Prime Group Inc. (WPG), Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ), Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW)

Washington Prime Group Inc. (WPG) saw its value decrease by -0.2% as the stock dropped $-0.02 to finish the day at a closing price of $9.78. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $7.41-$14.15 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $9.71 to $9.86 during the day, are down by -17.46% in the past three months and down by -17.91% over the past six months. It is currently trading -5.16% below its 20 day moving average and -3.69% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $10.1 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 37.59.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE:WPG.WI) operates independently of Simon Property Group Inc. as of May 28, 2014.

Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) shares were up in last trading by 0.98% to $151.55. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.52% over the past week and grew 0.73% in the past month. It is currently trading -0.62% below its 50 day moving average and -4.74% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -12.46% decrease in value from its one year high of $173.55. The RSI indicator value of 49.2, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. The company sells wine across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine, and dessert wine. Its principal brands comprise Arbor Mist, Black Box, Blackstone, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan Estate, Inniskillin, Kim Crawford, Mark West, Mount Veeder, Nobilo, Ravenswood, Rex Goliath, Robert Mondavi, Ruffino, Simi, Toasted Head, Wild Horse, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, and SVEDKA Vodka. The company offers its products to wholesale distributors, retailers, on-premise locations, and government alcohol beverage control agencies. Constellation Brands, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Victor, New York.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) traded within a range of $12.58 to $12.84 after opening the day at $12.6. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.31% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.58% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $12.83 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -16.5% below its 52 week high of $15.92 and 40.49% above its 12-month low of $9.78. The shares are down by over -11.51% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 64.45 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It acquires, develops, and invests in healthcare facilities; and leases healthcare facilities to healthcare operating companies and healthcare providers. The company also provides mortgage loans to healthcare operators, as well as working capital and other term loans to its tenants/borrowers. As of February 24, 2011, its portfolio consisted of 58 properties, including 22 general acute care hospitals, 17 long-term acute care hospitals, 9 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 2 medical office buildings, and 6 wellness centers, as well as 2 non-owned general acute care facilities. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Tax Code. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal income tax purposes, provided that it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its shareholders. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Stocks Under Review: Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF), Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ), Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX)

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.25% or $0.03 to close the day at $12.08 on light trading volume of 2.26M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.34M. The New Albany Ohio 43054 based company has been underperforming the apparel stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -50.08%, compared to the industry which has dropped -2.36% over the same period. With RSI of 38.7, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $13.85, making it a hold for now.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of casual apparel. The company sells knit and woven shirts, graphic T-shirts, fleece, jeans and woven pants, shorts, sweaters, and outerwear; personal care products; and accessories for men, women, and kids under the Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, and Hollister brand names. As of March 2, 2016, it operated through 754 stores in the United States; and 178 stores in Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The company sells its products through its stores and direct-to-consumer sales. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in New Albany, Ohio.

Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) retreated with the stock falling -2.11% or $-3.25 to close at $150.48 on active trading volume of 2.26M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.05M. The Victor New York 14564 based company operating under the Beverages – Wineries & Distillers industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 4.33% up for the period and down by -1.85% so far this year. With price target of $175.13 and a 16.42% rebound from 52-week low, Constellation Brands, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. The company sells wine across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine, and dessert wine. Its principal brands comprise Arbor Mist, Black Box, Blackstone, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan Estate, Inniskillin, Kim Crawford, Mark West, Mount Veeder, Nobilo, Ravenswood, Rex Goliath, Robert Mondavi, Ruffino, Simi, Toasted Head, Wild Horse, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, and SVEDKA Vodka. The company offers its products to wholesale distributors, retailers, on-premise locations, and government alcohol beverage control agencies. Constellation Brands, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Victor, New York.

Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.71% or $0.41 to close the day at $58.14 on lower than average trading volume of 2.25M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.79M. The San Jose California 95124 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – integrated circuits companies by 17.7156% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -3.69% YTD, versus the semiconductor – integrated circuits industry which is up 1.88% for the same period. The RSI of 50.41 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Xilinx, Inc. designs and develops programmable devices and associated technologies worldwide. Its programmable devices comprise integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), such as programmable system on chips, and three dimensional ICs; software design tools to program the PLDs; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards; and intellectual property (IP). The company also offers development boards; development kits, including hardware, design tools, IP, and reference designs that are designed to streamline and accelerate the development of domain-specific and market-specific applications; and configuration products, such as one-time programmable and in-system programmable storage devices to configure field programmable gate arrays. In addition, it provides design services, customer training, field engineering, and technical support. The company offers its products to electronic equipment manufacturers in end markets, such as wired and wireless communications, industrial, scientific and medical, aerospace and defense, audio, video and broadcast, consumer, automotive, and test and measurement. Xilinx, Inc. sells its products through a network of independent distributors; and through direct sales to original equipment manufacturers and electronic manufacturing service providers by a network of independent sales representative firms and by a direct sales management organization. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Duke Realty Corporation (DRE), Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ), D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI)

Duke Realty Corporation (DRE) saw its value decrease by -0.11% as the stock dropped $-0.03 to finish the day at a closing price of $26.57. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $18.52-$28.99 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $26.41 to $26.82 during the day, are up by 4.39% in the past three months and down by -1.5% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.72% above its 20 day moving average and 3.87% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $28.33 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 58.2.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Duke Realty Corporation is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It offers a single point of responsibility for all aspects of a project, including leasing, asset management, construction and development. The firm primarily invests in commercial real estate sector. It was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana with additional offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Baltimore, Maryland; Central Florida; Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Houston, Texas; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Nashville, Tennessee; New Jersey; Northern and Southern California; Pennsylvania; Phoenix, Arizona; Raleigh, North Carolina; St. Louis, Missouri; Savannah, Georgia; Seattle, Washington; Washington D.C.; and South Florida.

Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) shares were up in last trading by 2.98% to $153.73. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.3% over the past week and fell -1.2% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.22% above its 50 day moving average and -3.4% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -11.2% decrease in value from its one year high of $173.55. The RSI indicator value of 53.79, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. The company sells wine across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine, and dessert wine. Its principal brands comprise Arbor Mist, Black Box, Blackstone, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan Estate, Inniskillin, Kim Crawford, Mark West, Mount Veeder, Nobilo, Ravenswood, Rex Goliath, Robert Mondavi, Ruffino, Simi, Toasted Head, Wild Horse, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, and SVEDKA Vodka. The company offers its products to wholesale distributors, retailers, on-premise locations, and government alcohol beverage control agencies. Constellation Brands, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Victor, New York.

D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) traded within a range of $28.25 to $28.76 after opening the day at $28.4. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.54% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.25% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $28.57 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -16.84% below its 52 week high of $34.56 and 25.46% above its 12-month low of $22.97. The shares are down by over -0.73% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 55.21 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 26 states and 78 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America’s Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Regent Homes, Crown Communities, and Pacific Ridge Homes. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes; and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes, and condominiums. It is also involved in the origination and sale of mortgages; and provision of title insurance policies, and examination and closing services. The company primarily serves title insurance agents, homebuyers, and homebuilding customers. D.R. Horton, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.