Stocks Intraday Alert: V.F. Corporation (VFC), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE), Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)

V.F. Corporation (VFC) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.3% or $-0.15 to close the day at $50.37 on higher than average trading volume of 7.01M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.63M. The Greensboro North Carolina 27408 based company has been underperforming the textile – apparel clothing companies by -10.2647% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -5.59% YTD, versus the textile – apparel clothing industry which is down -8.02% for the same period. The RSI of 44.9 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

V.F. Corporation engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products in the United States and Europe. The company primarily offers outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment, youth culture/action sports-inspired footwear, handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, accessories, surfing-inspired footwear, merino wool socks, women’s activewear, and travel accessories under the The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Kipling, Napapijri, Jansport, Reef, Smartwool, Eastpak, lucy, and Eagle Creek brands. It also provides denim, casual apparel, footwear, and accessories under the Wrangler, Lee, Lee Casuals, Riders by Lee, Rustler, Timber Creek by Wrangler, and Rock & Republic brands. In addition, the company offers occupational, protective occupational, athletic, licensed athletic, and licensed apparel products under the Red Kap, Bulwark, Horace Small, Majestic, MLB, NFL, and Harley-Davidson brands; sportswear apparel, luggage, and accessories under the Nautica brand; and handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, and accessories under the Kipling brand. Further, it provides premium denim apparel, footwear, and accessories under the 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, and Ella Moss brands. The company sells its products primarily to specialty stores, department stores, national chains, and mass merchants, as well as sells through company operated stores, concession retail stores, and e-commerce sites. V.F. Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) had a active trading with around 6.85M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.3M. The stock traded between $24.21 and $24.48 before closing at the price of $24.33 with -0.21% change on the day. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company is currently trading 100.61% above its 52 week low of $12.82 and -1.59% below its 52 week high of $24.79. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 66.63 and $24.71 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company provides technology solutions to business and public sector enterprises. It operates through Enterprise Group, Software, Enterprise Services, and Financial Services segments. The Enterprise Group segment offers industry standard servers and mission-critical servers to address the array of its customers’ computing needs; converged storage solutions, including 3PAR StoreServ, StoreOnce, all-flash arrays, and software defined and StoreVirtual products; wireless local area network equipment, mobility and security software, switches, routers, and network management products; and support and technology consulting services. The Software segment offers software to capture, store, explore, analyze, protect, and share information and insights within and outside organizations; HP Vertica, an analytics database technology for machine, structured, and semi-structured data; and HP IDOL, an analytics tool for human information, as well as solutions for archiving, data protection, eDiscovery, information governance, and enterprise content management. This segment also provides application delivery management, enterprise security, and IT operations management software products. The Enterprise Services segment offers technology consulting, outsourcing, and support services in infrastructure, applications, and business process domains within traditional and strategic enterprise service (SES) offerings, which include analytics and data management, security, and cloud services. The Financial Services segment provides leasing, financing, IT consumption and utility programs, and asset management services. The company markets and sells its products through resellers, distribution partners, original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, systems integrators, and advisory firms. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) traded within a range of $76.77 to $79.21 after opening the day at $77.17. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 2.78% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.76% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $78.9 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -8.05% below its 52 week high of $87.75 and 13.63% above its 12-month low of $72.34. The shares are up by over 6.26% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 63.84 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Regulated Utilities, International Energy, and Commercial Portfolio. The Regulated Utilities segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana; and transports and sells natural gas in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment owns approximately 50,000 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity; and uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity. It serves approximately 7.4 million retail electric customers in 6 states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States with a service area covering approximately 95,000 square miles; and approximately 525,000 retail natural gas customers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment is also involved in the wholesale of electricity to incorporated municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities. The International Energy segment operates and manages power generation facilities; and markets and sells electric power, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. This segment serves retail distributors, electric utilities, independent power producers, marketers, and industrial and commercial companies. The Commercial Portfolio segment acquires, builds, develops, and operates wind and solar renewable generation and energy transmission projects. Its portfolio includes nonregulated renewable energy, electric transmission, natural gas infrastructure, and energy storage businesses. This segment has 22 wind farms and 38 commercial solar farms with a capacity of 2,400 MW across 11 states. The company was formerly known as Duke Energy Holding Corp. and changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in April 2005. Duke Energy Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

Trader Alert: Duke Energy Corporation (DUK), Aetna Inc. (AET), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) retreated with the stock falling -0.83% or $-0.65 to close at $78.04 on active trading volume of 3.71M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.18M. The Charlotte North Carolina 28202 based company operating under the Electric Utilities industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 5.61% up for the period and up by 0.54% so far this year. With price target of $79.72 and a 11.16% rebound from 52-week low, Duke Energy Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Regulated Utilities, International Energy, and Commercial Portfolio. The Regulated Utilities segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana; and transports and sells natural gas in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment owns approximately 50,000 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity; and uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity. It serves approximately 7.4 million retail electric customers in 6 states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States with a service area covering approximately 95,000 square miles; and approximately 525,000 retail natural gas customers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment is also involved in the wholesale of electricity to incorporated municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities. The International Energy segment operates and manages power generation facilities; and markets and sells electric power, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. This segment serves retail distributors, electric utilities, independent power producers, marketers, and industrial and commercial companies. The Commercial Portfolio segment acquires, builds, develops, and operates wind and solar renewable generation and energy transmission projects. Its portfolio includes nonregulated renewable energy, electric transmission, natural gas infrastructure, and energy storage businesses. This segment has 22 wind farms and 38 commercial solar farms with a capacity of 2,400 MW across 11 states. The company was formerly known as Duke Energy Holding Corp. and changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in April 2005. Duke Energy Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Aetna Inc. (AET) gained $3.76 to close the day at a new closing price of $125.81, a 3.08% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 27.39% above its 52 week low of $102.19. A total of 5.14M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.07M. The stock, which fluctuated between $121.6 and $126.87 during the day, currently situated -7.64% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.86% in the past one month and up by 5.69% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $139.56 and RSI of 62.67, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Aetna Inc. operates as a health care benefits company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Health Care, Group Insurance, and Large Case Pensions. The Health Care segment offers medical, pharmacy benefit management services, dental, behavioral health, and vision plans on an insured basis, as well as an employer-funded or administrative services contract basis. It also provides point-of-service, preferred provider organization, health maintenance organization, and indemnity benefit plans, as well as health savings accounts and consumer-directed health plans. In addition, this segment offers Medicare and Medicaid products and services, as well as other medical products, such as medical management and data analytics services, medical stop loss insurance, workers’ compensation administrative services, and products that provide access to its provider networks in select geographies. The Group Insurance segment offers life insurance products, including group term life insurance, voluntary spouse and dependent term life insurance, group universal life insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; disability insurance products; and long-term care insurance products, which provide the benefits to cover the cost of care in private home settings, adult day care, assisted living, or nursing facilities. The Large Case Pensions segment manages retirement products, including pension and annuity products primarily for tax-qualified pension plans. The company offers its products to employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups, and expatriates. Aetna Inc. has a collaboration agreement with Commonwealth Health to introduce a new health plan; and Regional Cancer Care Associates to create an oncology medical home. The company was founded in 1853 and is based in Hartford, Connecticut.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) shares were up in last trading by 0.41% to $116.36. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.54% over the past week and grew 1.54% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.81% above its 50 day moving average and 0.22% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.44% decrease in value from its one year high of $126.07. The RSI indicator value of 66.09, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, researches and develops, manufactures, and sells various products in the health care field worldwide. It operates through three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices. The Consumer segment offers baby care products under the JOHNSON’S brand name; oral care products under the LISTERINE brand name; skin care products under the AVEENO, CLEAN & CLEAR, DABAO, JOHNSON’S Adult, LE PETITE MARSEILLAIS, LUBRIDERM, NEUTROGENA, and RoC brand names; women’s health products, such as sanitary pads under the STAYFREE and CAREFREE, and o.b. tampon brand names; wound care products, including adhesive bandages under the BAND-AID brand name and first aid products under the NEOSPORIN brand name. This segment also provides over-the-counter medicines, including acetaminophen products under the TYLENOL brand name; cold, flu, and allergy products under the SUDAFED brand name; allergy products under the BENADRYL and ZYRTEC brand names; ibuprofen products under the MOTRIN IB brand name; and heartburn products under the PEPCID brand name. The Pharmaceutical segment provides various products in the areas of immunology, infectious diseases and vaccines, neuroscience, oncology, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The Medical Devices segment offers orthopaedic products; general surgery, biosurgical, endomechanical, and energy products; electrophysiology products to treat cardiovascular disease; sterilization and disinfection products to reduce surgical infection; blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery products; and disposable contact lenses. The company offers its products to general public, retail outlets and distributors, wholesalers, hospitals, and health care professionals for prescription use, as well as for use in the professional fields by physicians, nurses, hospitals, eye care professionals, and clinics. Johnson & Johnson was founded in 1885 and is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: The Progressive Corporation (PGR), Duke Energy Corporation (DUK), Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE)

The Progressive Corporation (PGR) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.91% or $0.34 to close the day at $37.66 on light trading volume of 2.58M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.98M. The Mayfield Village Ohio 44143 based company has been outperforming the property & casualty insurance group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 26.89%, compared to the industry which has advanced 30.11% over the same period. With RSI of 74.41, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $36.77, making it a hold for now.

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

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) climbed 0.45% during last trading as the stock added $0.35 to finish the day at $78.1 with about 2.55M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.27M. The $53.81B market cap company, which fluctuated between $77.59 and $78.16 during the day, currently situated 11.25% above its 52 week low of $72.34 and -9.98% away from its one year high of $87.75. The RSI of 55.52 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Regulated Utilities, International Energy, and Commercial Portfolio. The Regulated Utilities segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana; and transports and sells natural gas in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment owns approximately 50,000 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity; and uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity. It serves approximately 7.4 million retail electric customers in 6 states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States with a service area covering approximately 95,000 square miles; and approximately 525,000 retail natural gas customers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment is also involved in the wholesale of electricity to incorporated municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities. The International Energy segment operates and manages power generation facilities; and markets and sells electric power, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. This segment serves retail distributors, electric utilities, independent power producers, marketers, and industrial and commercial companies. The Commercial Portfolio segment acquires, builds, develops, and operates wind and solar renewable generation and energy transmission projects. Its portfolio includes nonregulated renewable energy, electric transmission, natural gas infrastructure, and energy storage businesses. This segment has 22 wind farms and 38 commercial solar farms with a capacity of 2,400 MW across 11 states. The company was formerly known as Duke Energy Holding Corp. and changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in April 2005. Duke Energy Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) saw its value increase by 0.35% as the stock gained $0.41 to finish the day at a closing price of $116.85. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $77.13-$116.94 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $115.03 to $116.94 during the day, are up by 8.33% in the past three months and up by 14.93% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.82% above its 20 day moving average and 8.44% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $123.16 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 74.26. The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Adobe Systems Incorporated operates as a diversified software company worldwide. Its Digital Media segment provides tools and solutions that enable individuals, small and medium businesses, and enterprises to create, publish, promote, and monetize their digital content. This segment’s flagship product is Creative Cloud, a subscription service that allows customers to download and install the latest versions of its creative products. This segment serves traditional content creators, Web application developers, and digital media professionals, as well as their management in marketing departments and agencies, companies, and publishers. The company’s Digital Marketing segment offers solutions for how digital advertising and marketing are created, managed, executed, measured, and optimized. This segment provides analytics, social marketing, targeting, advertising and media optimization, digital experience management, cross-channel campaign management, and audience management solutions, as well as video delivery and monetization to digital marketers, advertisers, publishers, merchandisers, Web analysts, chief marketing officers, chief information officers, and chief revenue officers. Its Print and Publishing segment offers products and services, such as eLearning solutions, technical document publishing, Web application development, and high-end printing, as well as publishing needs of technical and business, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) printing businesses. The company markets and licenses its products and services directly to enterprise customers through its sales force, as well as to end-users through app stores and through its Website at adobe.com. It also distributes products and services through a network of distributors, value-added resellers, systems integrators, independent software vendors, retailers, and OEMs. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

 

Stocks in Review: Mastercard Incorporated (MA), Duke Energy Corporation (DUK), United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL)

Mastercard Incorporated (MA) traded within a range of $105.8 to $106.9 after opening the day at $106.55. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 3.57% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.11% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $106.72 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -3.92% below its 52 week high of $111.07 and 37.02% above its 12-month low of $79.98. The shares are up by over 0.93% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 47.39 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

MasterCard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services. The company also offers value-added services, such as loyalty and reward programs, and information and consulting services. In addition, it provides cross-border and domestic processing services; and issuer and acquirer processing solutions, and payment and mobile gateways. Further, the company offers various payment products and solutions for cardholders, merchants, financial institutions, and governments; programs that enable issuers to provide consumers with cards to defer payments; payment products and solutions that allow its customers to access funds in deposit and other accounts; prepaid payment programs and management services; and commercial payment products and solutions. Additionally, it provides products and services to prevent, detect, and respond to fraud and ensure the safety of transactions. The company offers payment solutions and services under the MasterCard, Maestro, and Cirrus brands. MasterCard Incorporated was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.14% or $0.89 to close the day at $78.64 on light trading volume of 2.97M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.28M. The Charlotte North Carolina 28202 based company has been outperforming the electric utilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 3.95%, compared to the industry which has advanced 8.64% over the same period. With RSI of 63.05, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $79.72, making it a hold for now.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Regulated Utilities, International Energy, and Commercial Portfolio. The Regulated Utilities segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana; and transports and sells natural gas in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment owns approximately 50,000 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity; and uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity. It serves approximately 7.4 million retail electric customers in 6 states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States with a service area covering approximately 95,000 square miles; and approximately 525,000 retail natural gas customers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment is also involved in the wholesale of electricity to incorporated municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities. The International Energy segment operates and manages power generation facilities; and markets and sells electric power, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. This segment serves retail distributors, electric utilities, independent power producers, marketers, and industrial and commercial companies. The Commercial Portfolio segment acquires, builds, develops, and operates wind and solar renewable generation and energy transmission projects. Its portfolio includes nonregulated renewable energy, electric transmission, natural gas infrastructure, and energy storage businesses. This segment has 22 wind farms and 38 commercial solar farms with a capacity of 2,400 MW across 11 states. The company was formerly known as Duke Energy Holding Corp. and changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in April 2005. Duke Energy Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) gained $0.41 to close the day at a new closing price of $71.7, a 0.58% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 91.66% above its 52 week low of $37.41. A total of 2.97M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.78M. The stock, which fluctuated between $70.73 and $71.76 during the day, currently situated -6.64% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.59% in the past one month and up by 22.5% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $85.19 and RSI of 45.87, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

United Continental Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides air transportation services in North America, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company transports people and cargo through its mainline and regional operations. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 1,236 aircraft. United Continental Holdings, Inc. also sells fuel; and offers catering, ground handling, and maintenance services for third parties. The company was formerly known as UAL Corporation and changed its name to United Continental Holdings, Inc. in October 2010. United Continental Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT), Prologis, Inc. (PLD), Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT) traded within a range of $58.42 to $59.11 after opening the day at $59.02. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.28% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.58% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $58.77 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -2.26% below its 52 week high of $60.13 and 40.83% above its 12-month low of $41.73. The shares are up by over 8.31% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 54.04 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

Prologis, Inc. (PLD) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.28% or $0.62 to close the day at $49.06 on active trading volume of 3M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.01M. The San Francisco California 94111 based company has been outperforming the reit – industrial group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 28.54%, compared to the industry which has advanced 5.4% over the same period. With RSI of 35.26, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $15.46, making it a hold for now.

Prologis Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of industrial distribution and retail properties. It was previously known as Security Capital Investment Trust. Prologis Inc. was formed in 1991 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Denver, Colorado.

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) gained $0.43 to close the day at a new closing price of $77.79, a 0.56% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 10.8% above its 52 week low of $72.34. A total of 3M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.31M. The stock, which fluctuated between $77.16 and $77.94 during the day, currently situated -10.34% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.08% in the past one month and up by 0.13% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $79.78 and RSI of 57.85, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Regulated Utilities, International Energy, and Commercial Portfolio. The Regulated Utilities segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana; and transports and sells natural gas in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment owns approximately 50,000 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity; and uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity. It serves approximately 7.4 million retail electric customers in 6 states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States with a service area covering approximately 95,000 square miles; and approximately 525,000 retail natural gas customers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment is also involved in the wholesale of electricity to incorporated municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities. The International Energy segment operates and manages power generation facilities; and markets and sells electric power, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. This segment serves retail distributors, electric utilities, independent power producers, marketers, and industrial and commercial companies. The Commercial Portfolio segment acquires, builds, develops, and operates wind and solar renewable generation and energy transmission projects. Its portfolio includes nonregulated renewable energy, electric transmission, natural gas infrastructure, and energy storage businesses. This segment has 22 wind farms and 38 commercial solar farms with a capacity of 2,400 MW across 11 states. The company was formerly known as Duke Energy Holding Corp. and changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in April 2005. Duke Energy Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (DPS), Duke Energy Corporation (DUK), NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE)

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (DPS) had a light trading with around 1.12M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.41M. The stock traded between $90.33 and $91.63 before closing at the price of $91.2 with 0.56% change on the day. The Plano Texas 75024 based company is currently trading 13.21% above its 52 week low of $81.05 and -6.6% below its 52 week high of $98.8. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 59.88 and $94.19 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. operates as a brand owner, manufacturer, and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The company operates through three segments: Beverage Concentrates, Packaged Beverages, and Latin America Beverages. It offers flavored carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and non-carbonated beverages (NCBs), including ready-to-drink teas, juices, juice drinks, water, and mixers, as well as manufactures and sells Mott’s apple sauces. The company sells its flavored CSD products primarily under the Dr Pepper, Canada Dry, 7UP, A&W, Crush, Sunkist soda, Schweppes, Squirt, and RC Cola brands; and NCB products primarily under the Hawaiian Punch, Snapple, Mott’s, and Clamato brands. It serves bottlers, distributors, and retailers. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.84% or $1.42 to close the day at $78.54 on active trading volume of 3.75M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.3M. The Charlotte North Carolina 28202 based company has been outperforming the electric utilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 6.42%, compared to the industry which has advanced 8.85% over the same period. With RSI of 66.12, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $79.78, making it a hold for now.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Regulated Utilities, International Energy, and Commercial Portfolio. The Regulated Utilities segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana; and transports and sells natural gas in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment owns approximately 50,000 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity; and uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity. It serves approximately 7.4 million retail electric customers in 6 states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States with a service area covering approximately 95,000 square miles; and approximately 525,000 retail natural gas customers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment is also involved in the wholesale of electricity to incorporated municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities. The International Energy segment operates and manages power generation facilities; and markets and sells electric power, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. This segment serves retail distributors, electric utilities, independent power producers, marketers, and industrial and commercial companies. The Commercial Portfolio segment acquires, builds, develops, and operates wind and solar renewable generation and energy transmission projects. Its portfolio includes nonregulated renewable energy, electric transmission, natural gas infrastructure, and energy storage businesses. This segment has 22 wind farms and 38 commercial solar farms with a capacity of 2,400 MW across 11 states. The company was formerly known as Duke Energy Holding Corp. and changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in April 2005. Duke Energy Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) shares were up in last trading by 1.04% to $123.72. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 4.13% over the past week and grew 2.95% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.18% above its 50 day moving average and 2.54% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.88% decrease in value from its one year high of $131.98. The RSI indicator value of 73.22, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

NextEra Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electric energy in the United States and Canada. The company generates electricity from gas, oil, solar, coal, petroleum coke, nuclear, and wind sources. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 9.5 million people through approximately 4.8 million customer accounts in the east and lower west coasts of Florida. The company had approximately 46,400 megawatts of generating capacity. It also leases fiber-optic network capacity and dark fiber to telephone, wireless, and Internet companies. The company was formerly known as FPL Group, Inc. and changed its name to NextEra Energy, Inc. in 2010. NextEra Energy, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida.

 

Trader Alert: Nucor Corporation (NUE), Equity Residential (EQR), Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)

Nucor Corporation (NUE) grew with the stock adding 0.49% or $0.3 to close at $61.01 on light trading volume of 2.58M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.23M. The Charlotte North Carolina 28211 based company operating under the Steel & Iron industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 71.58% up for the period and up by 2.5% so far this year. With price target of $64.41 and a 80.13% rebound from 52-week low, Nucor Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Nucor Corporation manufactures and sells steel and steel products in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Steel Mills, Steel Products, and Raw Materials. The Steel Mills segment produces and distributes hot-rolled, cold-rolled, and galvanized sheet steel products; plate steel products; structural steel products comprising wide-flange beams, beam blanks, H-pilings, and sheet pilings; and bar steel products, such as blooms, billets, concrete reinforcing bars, merchant bars, and special bar quality products. This segment sells its products to steel service centers, fabricators, and manufacturers in automotive, energy, agricultural, heavy equipment, and transportation sectors. The Steel Products segment offers steel joists and joist girders, steel decks, fabricated concrete reinforcing and cold finished steel products, steel fasteners, metal building systems, steel gratings, and wire and wire mesh products to general contractors, fabricators, distributors, and manufacturers. Its products are used by contractors in constructing highways, bridges, reservoirs, utilities, hospitals, schools, airports, stadiums, and high-rise buildings. The Raw Materials segment produces direct reduced iron (DRI); brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron, hot briquetted iron, and DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal, as well as holds working interest in natural gas drilling programs. This segment sells its ferrous scrap to electric arc furnace steel mills and foundries for use in manufacturing process; and nonferrous scrap metal to aluminum can producers, secondary aluminum smelters, steel mills, and other processors and consumers of various nonferrous metals. The company offers its products through its in-house sales forces, as well as internal distribution and trading companies. Nucor Corporation was founded in 1940 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Equity Residential (EQR) dropped $-0.5 to close the day at a new closing price of $61.02, a -0.81% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 5.68% above its 52 week low of $58.28. A total of 2.57M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.2M. The stock, which fluctuated between $60.66 and $61.89 during the day, currently situated -13.29% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.43% in the past one month and up by 0.59% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $65.5 and RSI of 37.27, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Equity Residential, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the acquisition, development, and management of multifamily properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2007, it owned and invested in 579 properties in 24 states and the District of Columbia consisting of 152,821 units. The company qualifies as a REIT for federal income tax purposes. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal income tax to the extent that it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. Equity Residential was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) shares were down in last trading by -0.23% to $76.94. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.5% over the past week and fell -0.7% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.14% above its 50 day moving average and -1.92% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -11.32% decrease in value from its one year high of $87.75. The RSI indicator value of 48.33, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Regulated Utilities, International Energy, and Commercial Portfolio. The Regulated Utilities segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana; and transports and sells natural gas in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment owns approximately 50,000 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity; and uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity. It serves approximately 7.4 million retail electric customers in 6 states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States with a service area covering approximately 95,000 square miles; and approximately 525,000 retail natural gas customers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment is also involved in the wholesale of electricity to incorporated municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities. The International Energy segment operates and manages power generation facilities; and markets and sells electric power, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. This segment serves retail distributors, electric utilities, independent power producers, marketers, and industrial and commercial companies. The Commercial Portfolio segment acquires, builds, develops, and operates wind and solar renewable generation and energy transmission projects. Its portfolio includes nonregulated renewable energy, electric transmission, natural gas infrastructure, and energy storage businesses. This segment has 22 wind farms and 38 commercial solar farms with a capacity of 2,400 MW across 11 states. The company was formerly known as Duke Energy Holding Corp. and changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in April 2005. Duke Energy Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

Stocks Under Review: National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV), HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA), Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.74% or $0.68 to close the day at $39.72 on light trading volume of 2.42M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.75M. The Houston Texas 77036 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas equipment & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 33.04%, compared to the industry which has advanced 41.64% over the same period. With RSI of 60.88, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $35.1, making it a hold for now.

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling, completion, and production operations; and provides oilfield services to the upstream oil and gas industry worldwide. It operates through four segments: Rig Systems, Rig Aftermarket, Wellbore Technologies, and Completion & Production Solutions. The Rig Systems segment offers land rigs; offshore drilling equipment packages; and drilling rig components. This segment provides substructures, derricks, and masts; cranes; pipe lifting, racking, rotating, and assembly systems; fluid transfer technologies, such as mud pumps; pressure control equipment; power transmission systems; and rig instrumentation and control systems. The Rig Aftermarket segment offers spare parts; and repair and rental services, as well as technical support, field and first well support, field engineering, and customer training services. The Wellbore Technologies segment designs, manufactures, rents, and sells various equipment and technologies. This segment also provides solids control and waste management equipment and services, drilling fluids, power generation equipment, drill and wired pipes, instruments, measuring and monitoring equipment, downhole and fishing tools, hole openers, and drill bits, as well as drilling optimization and automation, tubular inspection, repair and coating, and rope access inspection services. The Completion and Production Solutions segment offers pressure pumping trucks and pumps, blenders, sanders, hydration units, injection units, flowlines, manifolds, and wellheads; well intervention tools; offshore production comprising composite pipes, process equipment, floating production systems, and subsea production technologies; and onshore production, including surface transfer and progressive cavity pumps, reciprocating pumps, pressure vessels, and artificial lift systems. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA) grew with the stock adding 0.3% or $0.24 to close at $80.57 on light trading volume of 2.37M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.27M. The Nashville Tennessee 37203 based company operating under the Hospitals industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 20.33% up for the period and up by 8.85% so far this year. With price target of $89.26 and a 26.15% rebound from 52-week low, HCA Holdings, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.13% or $-0.1 to close the day at $77.08 on lower than average trading volume of 2.35M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.28M. The Charlotte North Carolina 28202 based company has been underperforming the electric utilities companies by -0.559% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -0.7% YTD, versus the electric utilities industry which is down -0.03% for the same period. The RSI of 53.08 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Regulated Utilities, International Energy, and Commercial Portfolio. The Regulated Utilities segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana; and transports and sells natural gas in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment owns approximately 50,000 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity; and uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity. It serves approximately 7.4 million retail electric customers in 6 states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States with a service area covering approximately 95,000 square miles; and approximately 525,000 retail natural gas customers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment is also involved in the wholesale of electricity to incorporated municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities. The International Energy segment operates and manages power generation facilities; and markets and sells electric power, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. This segment serves retail distributors, electric utilities, independent power producers, marketers, and industrial and commercial companies. The Commercial Portfolio segment acquires, builds, develops, and operates wind and solar renewable generation and energy transmission projects. Its portfolio includes nonregulated renewable energy, electric transmission, natural gas infrastructure, and energy storage businesses. This segment has 22 wind farms and 38 commercial solar farms with a capacity of 2,400 MW across 11 states. The company was formerly known as Duke Energy Holding Corp. and changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in April 2005. Duke Energy Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: V.F. Corporation (VFC), Duke Energy Corporation (DUK), Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A)

V.F. Corporation (VFC) traded within a range of $52 to $52.94 after opening the day at $52.04. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.26% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.11% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $52.68 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -19.71% below its 52 week high of $67.1 and 4.34% above its 12-month low of $50.49. The shares are down by over -2.92% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 45.59 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

V.F. Corporation engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products in the United States and Europe. The company primarily offers outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment, youth culture/action sports-inspired footwear, handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, accessories, surfing-inspired footwear, merino wool socks, women’s activewear, and travel accessories under the The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Kipling, Napapijri, Jansport, Reef, Smartwool, Eastpak, lucy, and Eagle Creek brands. It also provides denim, casual apparel, footwear, and accessories under the Wrangler, Lee, Lee Casuals, Riders by Lee, Rustler, Timber Creek by Wrangler, and Rock & Republic brands. In addition, the company offers occupational, protective occupational, athletic, licensed athletic, and licensed apparel products under the Red Kap, Bulwark, Horace Small, Majestic, MLB, NFL, and Harley-Davidson brands; sportswear apparel, luggage, and accessories under the Nautica brand; and handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, and accessories under the Kipling brand. Further, it provides premium denim apparel, footwear, and accessories under the 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, and Ella Moss brands. The company sells its products primarily to specialty stores, department stores, national chains, and mass merchants, as well as sells through company operated stores, concession retail stores, and e-commerce sites. V.F. Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.19% or $0.15 to close the day at $77.18 on light trading volume of 2.75M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.29M. The Charlotte North Carolina 28202 based company has been outperforming the electric utilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 12.15%, compared to the industry which has advanced 13.77% over the same period. With RSI of 53.38, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $79.65, making it a hold for now.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Regulated Utilities, International Energy, and Commercial Portfolio. The Regulated Utilities segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana; and transports and sells natural gas in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment owns approximately 50,000 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity; and uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity. It serves approximately 7.4 million retail electric customers in 6 states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States with a service area covering approximately 95,000 square miles; and approximately 525,000 retail natural gas customers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment is also involved in the wholesale of electricity to incorporated municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities. The International Energy segment operates and manages power generation facilities; and markets and sells electric power, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. This segment serves retail distributors, electric utilities, independent power producers, marketers, and industrial and commercial companies. The Commercial Portfolio segment acquires, builds, develops, and operates wind and solar renewable generation and energy transmission projects. Its portfolio includes nonregulated renewable energy, electric transmission, natural gas infrastructure, and energy storage businesses. This segment has 22 wind farms and 38 commercial solar farms with a capacity of 2,400 MW across 11 states. The company was formerly known as Duke Energy Holding Corp. and changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in April 2005. Duke Energy Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) dropped $-0.04 to close the day at a new closing price of $47.35, a -0.08% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 40.17% above its 52 week low of $34.15. A total of 2.74M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.12M. The stock, which fluctuated between $47.05 and $48.21 during the day, currently situated -4.3% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.14% in the past one month and up by 4.21% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $51.9 and RSI of 53.22, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. Its Life Sciences and Applied Markets segment offers liquid chromatography systems and components; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry systems; gas chromatography systems and components; gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry instruments; laboratory software and informatics systems; laboratory automation and robotic systems; dissolution testing; vacuum pumps; and measurement technologies. The company’s Diagnostics and Genomics segment provides reagents, instruments, software, and consumables; arrays for DNA mutation detection, genotyping, gene copy number determination, identification of gene rearrangements, DNA methylation profiling, and gene expression profiling, as well as sequencing target enrichment services; and equipment focused on production of synthesized oligonucleotides for use as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Its Agilent CrossLab segment offers GC and LC columns, sample preparation products, custom chemistries, and various laboratory instrument supplies; and startup, operational, training, and compliance support, as well as asset management and consultation services. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales, electronic commerce, resellers, manufacturers’ representatives, and distributors. It has a collaboration agreement with University of Leuven to focus on detecting genetic abnormalities in cell-free DNA and embryo biopsies. Agilent Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

 

Stocks In Queue: Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH), Duke Realty Corporation (DRE), Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)

Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) fell -0.41% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.31 to finish the day at $74.72 with about 2.13M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.21M. The $24.08B market cap company, which fluctuated between $74.27 and $75.12 during the day, currently situated 19.91% above its 52 week low of $62.7 and -13.41% away from its one year high of $87.85. The RSI of 55.93 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Cardinal Health, Inc. operates as a healthcare services and products company worldwide. The company’s Pharmaceutical segment distributes branded and generic pharmaceutical, over-the-counter healthcare, specialty pharmaceutical, and consumer products to retailers, hospitals, and other healthcare providers. It offers distribution, inventory management, data reporting, new product launch support, and contract pricing and chargeback administration services to pharmaceutical manufacturers; pharmacy and medication therapy management, and patient outcomes services to hospitals, other healthcare providers, and payers; consulting, patient support, and other services to pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers. This segment also operates nuclear pharmacies and cyclotron facilities that manufacture, prepare, and deliver radiopharmaceuticals, as well as operates direct-to-patient specialty pharmacies; offers logistics, marketing, and other services; and repackages generic pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter healthcare products. The company’s Medical segment distributes a range of medical, surgical, and laboratory products and services to hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories, and other healthcare providers, as well as to patients in the home. This segment also develops, manufactures, and sources medical and surgical products comprising surgical drapes, and gowns and apparel; exam and surgical gloves; fluid suction and collection systems; cardiovascular and endovascular products; and wound care and orthopedic products, as well as assembles and offers sterile and non-sterile procedure kits. In addition, it offers supply chain services, including spend, distribution, and inventory management services to healthcare providers; and post-acute care management, and transition services and software to hospitals, other healthcare providers, and payers. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

Duke Realty Corporation (DRE) gained $0.01 to close the day at a new closing price of $26.57, a 0.04% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 46.32% above its 52 week low of $18.57. A total of 2.17M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.89M. The stock, which fluctuated between $26.44 and $26.7 during the day, currently situated -7% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 1.61% in the past one month and up by 2.91% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $28.33 and RSI of 56.74, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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.

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) had a light trading with around 2.16M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.29M. The stock traded between $76.89 and $77.68 before closing at the price of $77.03 with -0.39% change on the day. The Charlotte North Carolina 28202 based company is currently trading 14.24% above its 52 week low of $71.66 and -11.22% below its 52 week high of $87.75. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 51.25 and $79.65 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Regulated Utilities, International Energy, and Commercial Portfolio. The Regulated Utilities segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana; and transports and sells natural gas in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment owns approximately 50,000 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity; and uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity. It serves approximately 7.4 million retail electric customers in 6 states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States with a service area covering approximately 95,000 square miles; and approximately 525,000 retail natural gas customers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment is also involved in the wholesale of electricity to incorporated municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities. The International Energy segment operates and manages power generation facilities; and markets and sells electric power, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. This segment serves retail distributors, electric utilities, independent power producers, marketers, and industrial and commercial companies. The Commercial Portfolio segment acquires, builds, develops, and operates wind and solar renewable generation and energy transmission projects. Its portfolio includes nonregulated renewable energy, electric transmission, natural gas infrastructure, and energy storage businesses. This segment has 22 wind farms and 38 commercial solar farms with a capacity of 2,400 MW across 11 states. The company was formerly known as Duke Energy Holding Corp. and changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in April 2005. Duke Energy Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.