3 Notable Runners: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), Medtronic plc (MDT), TechnipFMC plc (FTI)

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.05% or $-0.03 to close the day at $58.1 on lower than average trading volume of 4.16M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.36M. The Teaneck New Jersey 07666 based company has been outperforming the business software & services companies by 7.1588% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 3.69% YTD, versus the business software & services industry which is up 3.99% for the same period. The RSI of 61.2 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Medtronic plc (MDT) had a light trading with around 4.15M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.67M. The stock traded between $77.16 and $78 before closing at the price of $77.99 with 0.37% change on the day. The Dublin Dublin 2 based company is currently trading 12.46% above its 52 week low of $69.35 and -12.11% below its 52 week high of $89.27. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 70.04 and $84.54 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

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.

TechnipFMC plc (FTI) traded within a range of $32.28 to $32.78 after opening the day at $32.44. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -8.58% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.61% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $32.48 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -12.43% below its 52 week high of $37.09 and 40.97% above its 12-month low of $23.27. The shares are down by over -8.25% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 43.25 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

TechnipFMC plc provides technologies, systems, and services for oil and gas projects worldwide. It operates in three segments: Subsea, Onshore/Offshore, and Surface Projects. The Subsea segment offers products, such as trees, manifolds, controls, templates, flowline systems, umbilicals, and flexibles, as well as subsea processing products. This segment also provides subsea services, including drilling, installation, completion, and field services, as well as asset management, well intervention and IMR, ROVs, and manipulator system services; and services for subsea projects comprising front end to decommissioning, field architecture, integrated design, engineering, procurement, construction, and installation services. The Onshore/Offshore segment offers technical, technological, and project management services across fixed, floating, and onshore facilities, as well as offshore services. The Surface Projects segment provides drilling, completion, and production wellhead equipment, as well as chokes, compact valves, manifolds, and controls; treating iron, manifolds, and reciprocating pumps for stimulation and cementing; separation and flow-treatment systems; flow metering products and systems; marine, truck, and railcar loading systems; installation maintenance services; frac-stack, manifold rental, and operation services; and flowback and well testing services. The company is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

 

Trader Alert: M&T Bank Corporation (MTB), Hasbro, Inc. (HAS), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH)

M&T Bank Corporation (MTB) grew with the stock adding 0.85% or $1.42 to close at $168.22 on light trading volume of 1.08M compared its three months average trading volume of 981.05K. The Buffalo New York 14203 based company operating under the Regional – Northeast Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 58.18% up for the period and up by 7.54% so far this year. With price target of $156.43 and a 68.93% rebound from 52-week low, M&T Bank Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

M&T Bank Corporation operates as the holding company for M&T Bank and Wilmington Trust, National Association that provide commercial and retail banking services. The company’s Business Banking segment offers deposit, lending, cash management, and other financial services to small businesses and professionals. Its Commercial Banking segment provides commercial lending and leasing, letters of credit, deposit products, and cash management services to middle-market and large commercial customers. The company’s Commercial Real Estate segment offers credit services, which are secured by various types of multifamily residential and commercial real estate properties, as well as deposit services. Its Discretionary Portfolio segment provides securities, residential mortgage loans, and other assets; short-term and long-term borrowed funds; brokered deposits; and Cayman Islands branch deposits, as well as foreign exchange services. The company’s Residential Mortgage Banking segment originates and services residential real estate loans and sells those loans in the secondary market; and purchases servicing rights to loans originated by other entities. Its Retail Banking segment offers demand, savings, and time accounts; consumer installment loans, automobile loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and credit cards; mutual funds and annuities; and other services. The company also offers trust and wealth management services; fiduciary and custodial services; investment management services; and insurance agency services, as well as reinsures credit life. The company offers its services through banking offices, business banking centers, telephone and Internet banking, and automated teller machines. As of December 31, 2015, it had 807 banking offices in the United States; a commercial banking office in Canada; and an office in the Cayman Islands. The company was founded in 1856 and is headquartered in Buffalo, New York.

Hasbro, Inc. (HAS) dropped $-0.33 to close the day at a new closing price of $97.8, a -0.34% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 42.19% above its 52 week low of $71.2. A total of 1.98M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.72M. The stock, which fluctuated between $97.54 and $98.58 during the day, currently situated -0.97% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 17.35% in the past one month and up by 16.33% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $93.11 and RSI of 75.05, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Hasbro, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides children’s and family leisure time products and services worldwide. It operates through U.S. and Canada, International, Entertainment and Licensing, and Global Operations segments. The company’s product offerings include various toys comprising boys’ action figures, arts and crafts, creative play products, girls’ toys, electronic toys and related electronic interactive products, fashion and other dolls, infant products, play sets, preschool toys, plush products, sports action blasters and accessories, and vehicles and toy-related specialty products. It also offers games comprising face to face, board, off-the-board, digital, card, electronic, trading card, role-playing games, puzzles, and others. The company’s franchise brands include LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH, and TRANSFORMERS; challenger brands comprise BABY ALIVE, FURBY, FURREAL FRIENDS, KRE-O, PLAYSKOOL, and PLAYSKOOL HEROES; and gaming mega brands primarily consists of CONNECT 4, ELEFUN & FRIENDS, JENGA, THE GAME OF LIFE, OPERATION, SCRABBLE, TRIVIAL PURSUIT, and TWISTER. In addition, it produces television programming primarily based on its brands, as well as distributes such programming. Further, the company distributes television programming to broadcasters and cable networks, as well as on various digital platforms, such as Netflix and iTunes. Additionally, it develops games for tablets and mobile devices comprising DRAGONVALE; and is involved in the consumer products licensing, digital gaming, and movie entertainment operations. Hasbro, Inc. sells its products to wholesalers, distributors, chain stores, discount stores, drug stores, mail order houses, catalog stores, department stores, and other traditional retailers, as well as Internet-based e-tailers. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) shares were down in last trading by -0.49% to $57.36. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 6.64% over the past week and grew 1.49% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.49% above its 50 day moving average and 1.6% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.28% decrease in value from its one year high of $63.23. The RSI indicator value of 58.09, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

 

Momentum Stocks in Focus: Exelon Corporation (EXC), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

Exelon Corporation (EXC) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.49% or $0.17 to close the day at $35.02 on active trading volume of 7.37M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.42M. The Chicago Illinois 60680 based company has been outperforming the diversified utilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 18.82%, compared to the industry which has advanced 20.2% over the same period. With RSI of 45.89, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $38.45, making it a hold for now.

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

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) retreated with the stock falling -1.03% or $-0.6 to close at $57.4 on active trading volume of 6.93M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.44M. The Teaneck New Jersey 07666 based company operating under the Business Software & Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 10.15% up for the period and up by 2.45% so far this year. With price target of $63.66 and a 26.32% rebound from 52-week low, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.25% or $-0.09 to close the day at $35.32 on higher than average trading volume of 6.91M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.1M. The Santa Clara California 95054 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor equipment & materials companies by 21.4698% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 9.45% YTD, versus the semiconductor equipment & materials industry which is up 10.7% for the same period. The RSI of 63.69 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.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO), Pfizer Inc. (PFE)

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) grew with the stock adding 4.95% or $2.66 to close at $56.45 on light trading volume of 20.66M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.36M. The Teaneck New Jersey 07666 based company operating under the Business Software & Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 7.87% up for the period and up by 0.75% so far this year. With price target of $63.81 and a 24.23% rebound from 52-week low, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) dropped $-0.18 to close the day at a new closing price of $31.27, a -0.57% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 44.18% above its 52 week low of $24.09. A total of 20.37M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 22.71M. The stock, which fluctuated between $31.25 and $31.55 during the day, currently situated -1.17% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.61% in the past one month and up by 1.93% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $33.26 and RSI of 65.29, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. It provides switching products, including fixed-configuration and modular switches, and storage products that provide connectivity to end users, workstations, IP phones, wireless access points, and servers; and next-generation network routing products that interconnect public and private wireline and mobile networks for mobile, data, voice, and video applications. The company also offers service provider video infrastructure, including set-top boxes, cable/telecommunications access products, and cable modems; and video software and solutions. In addition, it provides collaboration products comprising unified communications products, conferencing products, collaboration endpoints, and business messaging products; data center products, such as blade and rack servers, modular servers, fabric interconnects, software, and server access virtualization solutions; security products, including network and data center security, advanced threat protection, Web and email security, access and policy, unified threat management, and advisory, integration, and managed services; and other products, such as emerging technologies and other networking products. Further, the company offers wireless products consisting of wireless access points; network managed services; and standalone, switch-converged, and cloud managed solutions. Additionally, it provides technical support services and advanced services. The company serves businesses of various sizes, public institutions, governments, and communications service providers. Cisco Systems, Inc. sells its products directly, as well as through channel partners, such as systems integrators, service providers, other resellers, and distributors. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) shares were up in last trading by 0.19% to $32.14. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.48% over the past week and fell -3% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.79% above its 50 day moving average and -2.43% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -11.57% decrease in value from its one year high of $37.39. The RSI indicator value of 59.54, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Pfizer Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells healthcare products worldwide. It operates through Global Innovative Pharmaceutical (GIP); Global Vaccines, Oncology and Consumer Healthcare (VOC); and Global Established Pharmaceutical (GEP) segments. The GIP segment develops and commercializes medicines for various therapeutic areas, including inflammation/immunology, cardiovascular/metabolic, neuroscience/pain, and rare diseases. The VOC segment develops and commercializes vaccines, as well as products for oncology and consumer healthcare. It provides over-the-counter products comprising dietary supplements under the Centrum, Caltrate, and Emergen-C brands; pain management products under the Advil and ThermaCare brands; gastrointestinal products under the Nexium 24HR/Nexium Control and Preparation H brands; and respiratory and personal care products under the brand names of Robitussin, Advil Cold & Sinus, Advil Sinus Congestion Relief & Pain, Dimetapp, and ChapStick. The GEP segment offers products that have lost marketing exclusivity in various markets; and branded generics, generic sterile injectable products, biosimilars, infusion systems, and other products. The company serves wholesalers, retailers, hospitals, clinics, government agencies, pharmacies, and individual provider offices, as well as centers for disease control and prevention. It has licensing agreements with Cellectis SA and AstraZeneca PLC; collaborative agreements with Eli Lilly & Company, OPKO Health, Inc., BioRap Technologies LTD., Merck KGaA, Transgene S.A., Edelris SAS, IGNITE Immunotherapy Inc., and AbCellera Biologics Inc.; and a research and development agreement with the National Cancer Institute. The company has a partnership with The University of Pittsburgh. Pfizer Inc. was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Momentum Stocks in Focus: Oracle Corporation (ORCL), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD)

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.82% or $-0.33 to close the day at $40.1 on active trading volume of 7.78M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 13.17M. The Redwood City California 94065 based company has been outperforming the application software group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 14.04%, compared to the industry which has advanced 26.96% over the same period. With RSI of 57.59, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $43.5, making it a hold for now.

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems, and related services worldwide. It offers services in three primary layers of the cloud: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. The company licenses its Oracle Database software, which enables storage, retrieval, and manipulation of various forms of data; and Oracle Fusion Middleware software to build, deploy, secure, access, and integrate business applications, as well as automate their business processes. It also provides a range of software for mobile computing to address the development needs of businesses; and Java, a software development language. In addition, the company offers application software, such as human capital and talent management, customer experience and customer relationship management, financial management and governance, risk and compliance, procurement, project portfolio management, supply chain management, business analytics and enterprise performance management, and industry-specific application software. Further, it offers hardware systems products, such as Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, networking, industry specific hardware, virtualization software, operating systems, management software, and related hardware services. Additionally, the company offers customers with rights to software product upgrades and maintenance releases, patches released, and Internet access to technical content, as well as Internet and telephone access to technical support personnel. The company also provides consulting services, such as IT strategy alignment, enterprise architecture planning and design, initial product implementation and integration, and ongoing product enhancement and upgrade; customer support services; and education services. Oracle Corporation was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) grew with the stock adding 0.5% or $0.26 to close at $52.76 on active trading volume of 7.76M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.42M. The Teaneck New Jersey 07666 based company operating under the Business Software & Services industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -9.87% down for the period and down by -5.84% so far this year. With price target of $63.81 and a 16.11% rebound from 52-week low, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.07% or $0.05 to close the day at $72.39 on lower than average trading volume of 7.5M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.69M. The Foster City California 94404 based company has been outperforming the biotechnology companies by 1.4954% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 1.09% YTD, versus the biotechnology industry which is down -5.25% for the same period. The RSI of 50.38 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Gilead Sciences Inc., a research-based biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes medicines in areas of unmet medical needs in North America, South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The company’s products include Genvoya, Stribild, Complera/Eviplera, Atripla, Truvada, Viread, Emtriva, Tybost, and Vitekta for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adults; and Harvoni, Sovaldi, Viread, and Hepsera products for the treatment of liver diseases. It also offers Zydelig, a PI3K delta inhibitor, in combination with rituximab, for the treatment of certain blood cancers; Letairis, an endothelin receptor antagonist for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension; Ranexa, a tablet used for the treatment of chronic angina; Lexiscan/Rapiscan injection for use as a pharmacologic stress agent in radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging; Cayston, an inhaled antibiotic for the treatment of respiratory systems in cystic fibrosis patients; and Tamiflu, an oral antiviral capsule for the treatment and prevention of influenza A and B. In addition, the company provides other products, such as AmBisome, an antifungal agent to treat serious invasive fungal infections; and Macugen, an anti-angiogenic oligonucleotide to treat neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Further, it has product candidates in various stages of development for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and liver diseases, such as hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus; inflammation/oncology; serious cardiovascular; and respiratory conditions, as well as diabetic nephropathy and ebola. The company markets its products through its commercial teams and/or in conjunction with third-party distributors and corporate partners. Gilead Sciences Inc. has collaboration agreements with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Janssen R&D Ireland, Japan Tobacco Inc., and Galapagos NV. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Foster City, California.

 

Traders Watch list: Arconic Inc. (ARNC), International Paper Company (IP), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH)

Arconic Inc. (ARNC) saw its value decrease by -0.32% as the stock dropped $-0.08 to finish the day at a closing price of $25.2. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $15.99-$25.86 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $24.82 to $25.5 during the day, are up by 34.24% in the past three months and up by 8.49% over the past six months. It is currently trading 17.17% above its 20 day moving average and 22.14% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $23.2 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 81.2.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Arconic Inc. develops and manufactures engineered products for aerospace, industrial gas turbine, commercial transportation, and oil and gas markets. It offers airfoils, fasteners, rings, forgings, extrusions, alloys, and industrial gas turbines; and titanium aero ingots and mill products, as well as multi-material airframe subassemblies, technologies, and materials, such as 3D printing and titanium aluminides. The company also provides aluminum sheets and plates for the aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation, brazing, and industrial markets. In addition, it provides forged aluminum truck wheels and other transportation products; aluminum curtain walls and front entry systems, including self-cleaning facades, and blast proof and hurricane resistant entrances for building and construction markets; and extrusions for trains, buildings, and various industrial applications. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in New York, New York.

International Paper Company (IP) shares were down in last trading by -5.58% to $53.35. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -7.23% over the past week and fell -0.07% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.55% above its 50 day moving average and 14.81% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.36% decrease in value from its one year high of $58.86. The RSI indicator value of 43.99, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The company operates through three segments: Industrial Packaging, Printing Papers, and Consumer Packaging. The Industrial Packaging segment manufactures containerboards, including linerboard, medium, whitetop, recycled linerboard, recycled medium, and saturating kraft. The Printing Papers segment produces printing and writing papers, such as uncoated papers for end use applications, including brochures, pamphlets, greeting cards, books, annual reports, and direct mail, as well as envelopes, tablets, business forms, and file folders. This segment sells uncoated papers under the Hammermill, Springhill, Williamsburg, Postmark, Accent, Great White, Chamex, Ballet, Rey, Pol, and Svetocopy brand names. It also produces pulp for manufacturing printing, writing, and specialty papers, as well as towels and tissues, filtration products, diapers, and sanitary napkins. The Consumer Packaging segment offers coated paperboards for various packaging and foodservice end uses, such as food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and tobacco products under the Everest, Fortress, and Starcote brand names. This segment also produces cups, lids, food containers, and plates. The company sells its packaging products, paper products, and other products directly to end users and converters, as well as through agents, resellers, and paper distributors. International Paper Company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) traded within a range of $51.58 to $52.82 after opening the day at $52.7. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -7.76% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.47% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $51.68 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -18.27% below its 52 week high of $63.43 and 13.73% above its 12-month low of $45.44. The shares are up by over 0.35% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 28.94 is bullish. They are not pointing to a rebound in the stock. We should get in as it looks to have found a bottom.

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

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOX), Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH)

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOX) saw its value increase by 0.1% as the stock gained $0.03 to finish the day at a closing price of $31.01. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $22.65-$31.16 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $30.65 to $31.08 during the day, are up by 18.18% in the past three months and up by 15.12% over the past six months. It is currently trading 5.98% above its 20 day moving average and 9.41% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $34 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 73.86.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified media and entertainment company in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Asia, Latin America, and internationally. It operates through Cable Network Programming; Television; Filmed Entertainment; and Other, Corporate and Eliminations segments. The company produces and licenses news, sports, movie, and general and factual entertainment programming for distribution primarily through cable television systems, direct broadcast satellite operators, telecommunications companies, and online video distributors. It also broadcasts network programming; and operates 28 broadcast television stations, including 11 duopolies in the United States. In addition, the company produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution and licensing in various formats and entertainment media, as well as produces and licenses television programming worldwide. Further, it offers video advertising services, including consumer engagement and on-demand marketing campaigns; and operates two San Francisco-Bay area television stations. The company was formerly known as News Corporation. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA) shares were up in last trading by 0.03% to $31.38. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 3.63% over the past week and grew 10.96% in the past month. It is currently trading 9.07% above its 50 day moving average and 15.05% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.73% decrease in value from its one year high of $31.61. The RSI indicator value of 72.25, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified media and entertainment company in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Asia, Latin America, and internationally. It operates through Cable Network Programming; Television; Filmed Entertainment; and Other, Corporate and Eliminations segments. The company produces and licenses news, sports, movie, and general and factual entertainment programming for distribution primarily through cable television systems, direct broadcast satellite operators, telecommunications companies, and online video distributors. It also broadcasts network programming; and operates 28 broadcast television stations, including 11 duopolies in the United States. In addition, the company produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution and licensing in various formats and entertainment media, as well as produces and licenses television programming worldwide. Further, it offers video advertising services, including consumer engagement and on-demand marketing campaigns; and operates two San Francisco-Bay area television stations. The company was formerly known as News Corporation. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) traded within a range of $51.52 to $53.14 after opening the day at $52.03. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -6.14% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.99% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $52.59 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -16.83% below its 52 week high of $63.43 and 15.74% above its 12-month low of $45.44. The shares are up by over 1.98% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 31.03 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Stocks In Action: Calpine Corporation (CPN), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN)

Calpine Corporation (CPN) traded within a range of $11.72 to $11.96 after opening the day at $11.76. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 3.59% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.11% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $11.84 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -28.2% below its 52 week high of $16.49 and 13.96% above its 12-month low of $10.39. The shares are down by over -6.48% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 50.06 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Calpine Corporation, a wholesale power generation company, owns and operates natural gas-fired and geothermal power plants in North America. It operates natural gas-fired combustion turbines and renewable geothermal conventional steam turbines. The company sells power, steam, capacity, renewable energy credits, and ancillary services to utilities, independent electric system operators, industrial and agricultural companies, retail power providers, municipalities and other governmental entities, and power marketers, as well as retail commercial, industrial, and residential customers. As of February 5, 2016, it owned and operated 84 power plants, including 1 under construction with an aggregate generation capacity of 27,282 megawatts and 760 megawatts under construction. Calpine Corporation was founded in 1984 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.78% or $0.44 to close the day at $56.61 on light trading volume of 3.61M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.27M. The Teaneck New Jersey 07666 based company has been underperforming the business software & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -7.07%, compared to the industry which has advanced 24.57% over the same period. With RSI of 52.66, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $63.88, making it a hold for now.

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

Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) gained $0.16 to close the day at a new closing price of $40.7, a 0.39% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 0.67% above its 52 week low of $40.43. A total of 3.55M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.27M. The stock, which fluctuated between $40.5 and $40.88 during the day, currently situated -26.3% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -5.92% in the past one month and down by -24.93% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $48.29 and RSI of 33.54, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

 

Stocks in Review: BB&T Corporation (BBT), Kate Spade & Company (KATE), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH)

BB&T Corporation (BBT) traded within a range of $45.15 to $45.75 after opening the day at $45.32. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -3.45% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.04% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $45.4 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -5.12% below its 52 week high of $47.85 and 55.23% above its 12-month low of $29.95. The shares are up by over 17.43% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 41.63 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

BB&T Corporation operates as a financial holding company that provides various banking and trust services for retail and commercial clients. It operates in six segments: Community Banking, Residential Mortgage Banking, Dealer Financial Services, Specialized Lending, Insurance Services, and Financial Services. The company’s deposit products include noninterest-bearing checking, interest-bearing checking, savings, and money market deposit accounts, as well as certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises commercial, financial and agricultural, real estate construction and land development, real estate mortgage, and consumer loans. The company also provides asset management, automobile lending, bankcard lending, consumer finance, home equity and mortgage lending, insurance, investment brokerage, mobile/online banking, payment, sales finance, small business lending, and wealth management/private banking services. In addition, it offers association, capital markets, institutional trust, insurance premium finance, international banking, leasing, merchant, mortgage warehouse lending, private equity investments, real estate lending, and supply chain management services. Further, the company provides retail brokerage, equity and debt underwriting, investment advice, corporate finance, and equity research services, as well as facilitates the origination, trading, and distribution of fixed-income securities and equity products. As of April 4, 2016, it operated approximately 2,265 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C. The company was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Kate Spade & Company (KATE) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 3.6% or $0.64 to close the day at $18.4 on active trading volume of 4.44M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.03M. The New York New York 10016 based company has been outperforming the textile – apparel clothing group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 14.86%, compared to the industry which has dropped -6.91% over the same period. With RSI of 60.41, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $19.87, making it a hold for now.

Kate Spade & Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs and markets apparel and accessories. The company operates in three segments: KATE SPADE North America, KATE SPADE International, and Adelington Design Group. It offers briefcases, handbags, small leather goods, fashion accessories, jewelry, fragrances, and apparel for men, women, and children; and licensed products, including footwear, swimwear, watches, children’s wear, optics, tabletop products, legwear, electronics cases, furniture, bedding, and stationery. The company markets and sells its products under the AXCESS, KATE SPADE SATURDAY, JACK SPADE, MARVELLA, KATE SPADE, MONET, kate spade new York, and TRIFARI brand names. It also designs, develops, and supplies jewelry for the LIZ CLAIBORNE and MONET brands; licenses LIZ CLAIBORNE NEW YORK and LIZWEAR brands. The company sells its products through wholly-owned specialty retail and outlet stores, specialty retail and upscale department stores, and concession stores and upscale wholesale accounts; and a network of distributors, as well as e-commerce Websites. As of January 2, 2016, it had 104 specialty retail stores and 64 outlet stores in the United States; and 22 specialty retail stores and 13 outlet stores internationally, as well as 54 concessions. The company was formerly known as Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Kate Spade & Company in February 2014. Kate Spade & Company was founded in 1976 and is based in New York, New York.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) dropped $-0.68 to close the day at a new closing price of $56.17, a -1.2% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 23.61% above its 52 week low of $45.44. A total of 4.4M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.23M. The stock, which fluctuated between $55.67 and $56.95 during the day, currently situated -11.45% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.44% in the past one month and up by 12.16% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $63.88 and RSI of 47.59, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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