Stocks Under Consideration: Emerson Electric Co. (EMR), U.S. Bancorp (USB), Devon Energy Corporation (DVN)

Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) retreated with the stock falling -1.3% or $-0.83 to close at $62.9 on active trading volume of 6.23M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.68M. The St. Louis Missouri 63136 based company operating under the Industrial Electrical Equipment industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 34.73% up for the period and up by 13.68% so far this year. With price target of $57.76 and a 42.14% rebound from 52-week low, Emerson Electric Co. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Emerson Electric Co. designs and manufactures products, and delivers services to industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s Process Management segment offers systems and software; measurement and analytical instrumentation; valves, actuators, and regulators; industry services and solutions; and digital plant architecture solutions. It also provides consulting services for precision measurement, control, monitoring, asset optimization, and safety and reliability of oil and gas reservoirs and plants. This segment serves oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power generation, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, pulp and paper, metal and mining, and municipal water supplies markets. Its Industrial Automation segment provides fluid power and control products; electrical distribution equipment; and materials joining and precision cleaning products, as well as hermetic motors. The company’s Climate Technologies segment supplies compressors, temperature sensors and controls, thermostats, flow controls, and remote monitoring technology and services to residential heating and cooling, commercial air conditioning, commercial and industrial refrigeration, and marine control areas. Its Commercial & Residential Solutions segment provides tools for professionals and homeowners; home storage systems; and appliance solutions. The company was formerly known as The Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company and changed its name to Emerson Electric Co. in 2000. Emerson Electric Co. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

U.S. Bancorp (USB) had a light trading with around 6.2M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.92M. The stock traded between $54.55 and $55.08 before closing at the price of $55.01 with -0.24% change on the day. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55402 based company is currently trading 50.46% above its 52 week low of $37.48 and -0.65% below its 52 week high of $55.37. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $54 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company, provides a range of financial services in the United States. It offers depository services, which include checking accounts, savings accounts, and time certificate contracts; and lending services, such as traditional credit products, as well as credit card services, leasing financing, import/export trade, asset-backed lending, agricultural finance, and other products. The company also provides ancillary services, including capital markets, treasury management, and receivable lock-box collection services to corporate customers; and a range of asset management and fiduciary services for individuals, estates, foundations, business corporations, and charitable organizations. In addition, it offers investment and insurance products to the company’s customers principally within its markets, as well as fund administration services to a range of mutual and other funds. Further, the company provides corporate and purchasing card, and corporate trust services; and merchant processing services, as well as offers cash and investment management, ATM processing, mortgage banking, and brokerage and leasing services. It serves individuals, businesses, institutional organizations, governmental entities, and other financial institutions. The company offers its services through a network of 3,133 banking offices primarily in the Midwest and West regions of the United States; and a network of 4,936 ATMs, as well as through on-line services and over mobile devices. U.S. Bancorp was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Devon Energy Corporation (DVN) saw its value decrease by -0.27% as the stock dropped $-0.12 to finish the day at a closing price of $44.11. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $18.07-$50.69 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $44.03 to $45.23 during the day, are down by -1.86% in the past three months and up by 2.12% over the past six months. It is currently trading -3.32% below its 20 day moving average and -5.17% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $53.11 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 40.57.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Devon Energy Corporation, an independent energy company, primarily engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the United States and Canada. It operates approximately 19,000 wells. The company also offers midstream energy services, including gathering, transmission, processing, fractionation, and marketing to producers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, and condensate through its natural gas pipelines, plants, and treatment facilities. Devon Energy Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. (Q), Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR), Emerson Electric Co. (EMR)

Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. (Q) grew with the stock adding 2.88% or $2.3 to close at $82.3 on active trading volume of 3.62M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.48M. The Durham North Carolina 27703 based company operating under the Medical Laboratories & Research industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 33.19% up for the period and up by 8.22% so far this year. With price target of $83.38 and a 36.64% rebound from 52-week low, Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. provides biopharmaceutical development services and commercial outsourcing services in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. The company’s Product Development segment offers project management and clinical monitoring services, including study design and operational planning, investigator/site recruitment, site and regulatory start up, patient recruitment, clinical monitoring, project management for conducting various multi-site trials, and late phase interventional services; and clinical trial support services comprising clinical data management, bio statistical, cardiac safety and ECG laboratory, safety and pharmacovigilance, and phase I clinical pharmacology services, as well as clinical trial, genomic, and bioanalytical laboratory services. This segment also provides strategic planning and design services for biomarkers, genomics, and personalized medicine, as well as offers model-based drug development and regulatory affairs services; and consulting services. Its Integrated Healthcare Services segment offers commercial services comprising contract sales, market entry/market exit, integrated channel management, patient engagement, and market access and commercialization consulting services; real-world late phase research services, such as observational studies, comparative effectiveness studies, and product and disease registry services; and communication and health engagement services, including digital patient, and brand and scientific communications services, as well as provides payer and provider solutions, and advisory services. Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. serves biopharmaceutical companies, including medical device and diagnostics companies. The company was formerly known as Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. and changed its name to Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. as a result of its merger with IMS Health Holdings, Inc. in October 2016. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Durham, North Carolina.

Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) dropped $-1.02 to close the day at a new closing price of $322, a -0.32% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 95.94% above its 52 week low of $167.02. A total of 1.09M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.73M. The stock, which fluctuated between $320.26 and $323.78 during the day, currently situated -5.71% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 7.9% in the past one month and up by 18.19% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $0 and RSI of 59.12, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Charter Communications, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides cable services in the United States. The company offers various entertainment, information, and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers. Its video service offerings include a package of basic video programming, video on demand, subscription on demand, pay-per-view, high definition television, digital video recorder, Spectrum TV app on mobile devices, Spectrum TV app on immobile devices, and Spectrum guide services. The company also provides Internet services, such as residential Internet services; Charter.net, an Internet portal that provides multiple e-mail addresses; and Charter Security Suite that protects computers from viruses and spyware, as well as offers parental control features. In addition, it offers voice communications services using voice over Internet protocol technology; and broadband communications solutions, such as Internet access, data networking, fiber connectivity, video entertainment, and business telephone services to cellular towers and office buildings for business and carrier organizations. Further, the company sells local advertising on digital advertising networks and satellite-delivered networks. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 6.7 million residential, and small and medium business customers; approximately 4.3 million residential video customers; approximately 5.2 million residential Internet customers; approximately 2.6 million residential voice service customers; and approximately 671,000 small and medium business primary service units (PSUs) and 30,000 enterprise PSUs. Charter Communications, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) shares were down in last trading by -0.02% to $64.14. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.56% over the past week and grew 12.29% in the past month. It is currently trading 10.54% above its 50 day moving average and 19.57% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.2% decrease in value from its one year high of $64.36. The RSI indicator value of 77.65, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Emerson Electric Co. designs and manufactures products, and delivers services to industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s Process Management segment offers systems and software; measurement and analytical instrumentation; valves, actuators, and regulators; industry services and solutions; and digital plant architecture solutions. It also provides consulting services for precision measurement, control, monitoring, asset optimization, and safety and reliability of oil and gas reservoirs and plants. This segment serves oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power generation, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, pulp and paper, metal and mining, and municipal water supplies markets. Its Industrial Automation segment provides fluid power and control products; electrical distribution equipment; and materials joining and precision cleaning products, as well as hermetic motors. The company’s Climate Technologies segment supplies compressors, temperature sensors and controls, thermostats, flow controls, and remote monitoring technology and services to residential heating and cooling, commercial air conditioning, commercial and industrial refrigeration, and marine control areas. Its Commercial & Residential Solutions segment provides tools for professionals and homeowners; home storage systems; and appliance solutions. The company was formerly known as The Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company and changed its name to Emerson Electric Co. in 2000. Emerson Electric Co. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Traders Recap: Masco Corporation (MAS), KKR & Co. L.P. (KKR), Emerson Electric Co. (EMR)

Masco Corporation (MAS) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.09% or $0.69 to close the day at $33.75 on higher than average trading volume of 4.71M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.38M. The Taylor Michigan 48180 based company has been outperforming the general building materials companies by 9.3821% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 7.07% YTD, versus the general building materials industry which is up 2.47% for the same period. The RSI of 59.42 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Masco Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes home improvement and building products worldwide. Its Plumbing Products segment provides faucets, showerheads, handheld showers, valves, bathing units, shower enclosures, toilets, acrylic tubs, shower trays, spas products, exercise pools and systems, brass and copper plumbing system components, and other non-decorative plumbing products. The company’s Decorative Architectural Products segment offers architectural coatings, including paints, primers, specialty paints, stains, and waterproofing products; cabinet, door, window, and hardware products; and functional hardware, wall plates, hook and rail products, and picture hanging accessories, as well as decorative bath hardware, shower accessories, and shower doors. The company’s Cabinetry Products segment offers assembled cabinetry for kitchen, bath, storage, home office, and home entertainment applications; and integrated bathroom vanity and countertop products. Its Windows and Other Specialty Products segment provides vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum windows and patio doors; vinyl windows, and composite and panel doors; and staple guns, hammer tackers, glue guns, and rivet tools, as well as staples, glues, and rivets. The company sells its products under DELTA, BRIZO, PEERLESS, HANSGROHE, AXOR, GINGER, NEWPORT BRASS, BRASSTECH, WALTEC, BRISTAN, HERITAGE, MIROLIN, HÜPPE, HOT SPRING, CALDERA, FREEFLOW SPAS, FANTASY SPAS, ENDLESS POOLS, BRASSCRAFT, PLUMB SHOP, COBRA, MASTER PLUMBER, BEHR, KILZ, LIBERTY, BRAINERD, FRANKLIN BRASS, KRAFTMAID, CARDELL, MERILLAT, QUALITY CABINETS, MOORES, ESSENCE SERIES, MILGARD, DURAFLEX, GRIFFIN, PREMIER, EVOLUTION, ARROW, POWERSHOT, and EASYSHOT brands. It offers its products through home center retailers, mass merchandisers, hardware stores, homebuilders, distributors, and other outlets to consumers and contractors, as well as directly to consumers. The company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Taylor, Michigan.

KKR & Co. L.P. (KKR) had a active trading with around 4.7M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.01M. The stock traded between $18.1 and $18.38 before closing at the price of $18.17 with -0.38% change on the day. The New York New York 10019 based company is currently trading 74.98% above its 52 week low of $11.63 and -1.25% below its 52 week high of $18.4. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 63.8 and $19.45 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

KKR & Co. L.P. is a private equity and real estate investment firm specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. It specializes in acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, credit special situations, growth equity, mature, mezzanine, distressed, and middle market investments. The firm considers investments in all industries with a focus on software, security, semiconductors, consumer electronics, internet of things (iot), internet, information services, content, technology and hardware, energy and infrastructure, real estate, services industry with a focus on business services, intelligence, industry-leading franchises and companies in natural resource, containers and packaging, agriculture, airports, ports, forestry, electric utilities, textiles, apparel and luxury goods, household durables, digital media, insurance, brokerage houses, non-durable goods distribution, supermarket retailing, grocery stores, food, beverage, and tobacco, hospitals, entertainment venues and production companies, publishing, printing services, capital goods, financial services, specialized finance, pipelines, and renewable energy. In energy and infrastructure, it focuses on the Upstream Oil and Gas and Equipment and Services verticals. In real estate, the firm seeks to invest in private and public real estate securities including property-level equity, debt and special situations transactions and businesses with significant real estate holdings, and oil and natural gas properties. The firm also invests in asset services sector that encompasses a broad array of B2B, B2C and B2G services verticals including asset-based, transport, logistics, leisure/hospitality, resource and utility support, infra-like, mission-critical, and environmental services. Within Americas, the firm prefers to invest in consumer products; chemicals, metals and mining; energy and natural resources; financial services; healthcare; industrials; media and communications; retail; and technology. Within Europe, the firm invests in consumer and retail; energy; financial services; health care; industrials and chemicals; media and digital; and telecom and technologies. Within Asia, it invests in consumer products; energy and resources; financial services; healthcare; industrials; logistics; media and telecom; retail; real estate; and technology. The firm seeks to invest in mid to high-end residential developments, but can invest in other projects throughout Mainland China through outright ownership, joint ventures, and merger. It invests globally with a focus on Australia, emerging and developed Asia, Middle East and Africa, Nordic, Southeast Asia, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Caribbean, Mexico, South America, North America, Brazil, Latin America, Korea, and United States of America. In the United States and Europe, the firm focuses on buyouts of large, publicly traded companies. It seeks to invest $30 million to $717 million in companies with enterprise values between $500 million to $2389 million. The firm prefers to invest in a range of debt and public equity investing and may co-invest. It seeks a board seat in its portfolio companies and a controlling ownership of a company or a strategic minority positions. The firm may acquire minority equity interests, particularly when making private equity investments in Asia or sponsoring investments as part of a large investor consortium. The firm typically holds its investment for a period of five to seven years and more and exits through initial public offerings, secondary offerings, and sales to strategic buyers. KKR & Co. L.P. was founded in 1976 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices across North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) traded within a range of $62.69 to $63.4 after opening the day at $62.69. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 13.47% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.88% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $63.26 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -0.38% below its 52 week high of $63.5 and 45.43% above its 12-month low of $45.82. The shares are up by over 18.49% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 74.49 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Emerson Electric Co. designs and manufactures products, and delivers services to industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s Process Management segment offers systems and software; measurement and analytical instrumentation; valves, actuators, and regulators; industry services and solutions; and digital plant architecture solutions. It also provides consulting services for precision measurement, control, monitoring, asset optimization, and safety and reliability of oil and gas reservoirs and plants. This segment serves oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power generation, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, pulp and paper, metal and mining, and municipal water supplies markets. Its Industrial Automation segment provides fluid power and control products; electrical distribution equipment; and materials joining and precision cleaning products, as well as hermetic motors. The company’s Climate Technologies segment supplies compressors, temperature sensors and controls, thermostats, flow controls, and remote monitoring technology and services to residential heating and cooling, commercial air conditioning, commercial and industrial refrigeration, and marine control areas. Its Commercial & Residential Solutions segment provides tools for professionals and homeowners; home storage systems; and appliance solutions. The company was formerly known as The Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company and changed its name to Emerson Electric Co. in 2000. Emerson Electric Co. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Stocks In Queue: Emerson Electric Co. (EMR), Symantec Corporation (SYMC), Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY)

Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) fell -0.21% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.13 to finish the day at $62.41 with about 5.74M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.71M. The $40.19B market cap company, which fluctuated between $61.67 and $62.51 during the day, currently situated 43.48% above its 52 week low of $44.7 and -1.72% away from its one year high of $63.5. The RSI of 71.49 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Emerson Electric Co. designs and manufactures products, and delivers services to industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s Process Management segment offers systems and software; measurement and analytical instrumentation; valves, actuators, and regulators; industry services and solutions; and digital plant architecture solutions. It also provides consulting services for precision measurement, control, monitoring, asset optimization, and safety and reliability of oil and gas reservoirs and plants. This segment serves oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power generation, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, pulp and paper, metal and mining, and municipal water supplies markets. Its Industrial Automation segment provides fluid power and control products; electrical distribution equipment; and materials joining and precision cleaning products, as well as hermetic motors. The company’s Climate Technologies segment supplies compressors, temperature sensors and controls, thermostats, flow controls, and remote monitoring technology and services to residential heating and cooling, commercial air conditioning, commercial and industrial refrigeration, and marine control areas. Its Commercial & Residential Solutions segment provides tools for professionals and homeowners; home storage systems; and appliance solutions. The company was formerly known as The Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company and changed its name to Emerson Electric Co. in 2000. Emerson Electric Co. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Symantec Corporation (SYMC) gained $0.17 to close the day at a new closing price of $28.61, a 0.6% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 95.86% above its 52 week low of $16.14. A total of 5.68M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.82M. The stock, which fluctuated between $28.28 and $28.71 during the day, currently situated 0.03% above its 52 week high. The stock is up by 14.49% in the past one month and up by 17.62% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $28.36 and RSI of 79.11, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Symantec Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides cybersecurity solutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Consumer Security and Enterprise Security. The Consumer Security segment offers Norton-branded services that provide multi-layer security and identity protection on desktop and mobile operating systems to defend against online threats to individuals, families, and small businesses. Its Norton Security products help customers protect against complex threats and address the need for identity protection, while also managing mobile and digital data, such as personal financial records, photos, music, and videos. The Enterprise Security segment provides threat protection products, information protection products, cyber security services, and Website security offerings. Its products protect customer data from threats, such as advanced protection threats, malicious spam and phishing attacks, malware, drive-by Website infections, hackers, and cyber criminals; prevent the loss of confidential data by insiders; and help customers achieve and maintain compliance with laws and regulations. This segment delivers its solutions through various methods, such as software, appliance, software-as-a-service, and managed services. The company serves individuals, households, and small businesses; small, medium, and large enterprises; and government and public sector customers. It markets and sells its products and related services through direct sales force, e-commerce platforms, distributors, direct marketers, Internet-based resellers, system builders, Internet service providers, wireless carriers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, and retail and online stores. Symantec Corporation was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) had a active trading with around 5.67M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.82M. The stock traded between $65.62 and $67.2 before closing at the price of $66.77 with -0.07% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77046 based company is currently trading 10.02% above its 52 week low of $64.12 and -13.35% below its 52 week high of $78.48. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 37.8 and $76.88 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Oil and Gas, Chemical, and Midstream and Marketing. The Oil and Gas segment explores for, develops, and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas. The Chemical segment manufactures and markets basic chemicals, including chlorine, caustic soda, chlorinated organics, potassium chemicals, ethylene dichloride, chlorinated isocyanurates, sodium silicates, and calcium chloride; vinyls comprising vinyl chloride monomer and polyvinyl chloride; and other chemicals, such as resorcinol. The Midstream and Marketing segment gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases, and markets oil, condensate, NGLs, natural gas, carbon dioxide, and power. This segment also trades around its assets consisting of transportation and storage capacity, as well as oil, NGLs, gas, and other commodities. Occidental Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks To Watch: CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL), Emerson Electric Co. (EMR), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB)

CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) traded within a range of $24.99 to $25.53 after opening the day at $25.5. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 5.34% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.46% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $25.05 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -23.47% below its 52 week high of $33.45 and 11.98% above its 12-month low of $22.86. The shares are up by over 11.29% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 45.81 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

CenturyLink, Inc. provides various communications services to residential, business, wholesale, and governmental customers in the United States. It operates through two segments, Business and Consumer. The company offers high-speed Internet services, which allow customers to connect to the Internet through their existing telephone lines or fiber-optic cables; multi-protocol label switching, a data networking technology to support real-time voice and video; and private line services for the transmission of data between sites. It also provides Ethernet services, including point-to-point and multi-point equipment configurations that facilitate data transmissions across metropolitan areas and wide area networks (WAN); colocation services that enable its customers to install their own information technology (IT) equipment; and managed hosting services comprising cloud and traditional computing, application management, back-up, storage, and other services. In addition, the company offers video entertainment services and satellite digital television; Voice over Internet Protocol, a real-time, two-way voice communication service; and managed services that consist of network, hosting, cloud, and IT services. Further, it provides local calling, long-distance voice, integrated services digital network, WAN, and switched access services; and data integration, which includes the sale of telecommunications equipment and providing network management, installation, and maintenance of data equipment, and the building of proprietary fiber-optic broadband networks. Additionally, the company leases and subleases space in its office buildings, warehouses, and other properties. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 6 million high-speed Internet subscribers and 285 thousand television subscribers; and operated 59 data centers in North America, Europe, and Asia. CenturyLink, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana.

Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.54% or $0.32 to close the day at $59.86 on active trading volume of 6.23M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.6M. The St. Louis Missouri 63136 based company has been outperforming the industrial electrical equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 32.48%, compared to the industry which has advanced 39.49% over the same period. With RSI of 61.91, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $54.9, making it a hold for now.

Emerson Electric Co. designs and manufactures products, and delivers services to industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s Process Management segment offers systems and software; measurement and analytical instrumentation; valves, actuators, and regulators; industry services and solutions; and digital plant architecture solutions. It also provides consulting services for precision measurement, control, monitoring, asset optimization, and safety and reliability of oil and gas reservoirs and plants. This segment serves oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power generation, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, pulp and paper, metal and mining, and municipal water supplies markets. Its Industrial Automation segment provides fluid power and control products; electrical distribution equipment; and materials joining and precision cleaning products, as well as hermetic motors. The company’s Climate Technologies segment supplies compressors, temperature sensors and controls, thermostats, flow controls, and remote monitoring technology and services to residential heating and cooling, commercial air conditioning, commercial and industrial refrigeration, and marine control areas. Its Commercial & Residential Solutions segment provides tools for professionals and homeowners; home storage systems; and appliance solutions. The company was formerly known as The Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company and changed its name to Emerson Electric Co. in 2000. Emerson Electric Co. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) gained $0.24 to close the day at a new closing price of $26.76, a 0.9% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 98.65% above its 52 week low of $13.84. A total of 6.23M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.27M. The stock, which fluctuated between $26.36 and $26.86 during the day, currently situated -3.53% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.45% in the past one month and up by 25.56% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $27.47 and RSI of 52.83, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

 

Stocks Under Consideration: MGM Resorts International (MGM), Emerson Electric Co. (EMR), Valero Energy Corporation (VLO)

MGM Resorts International (MGM) grew with the stock adding 0.84% or $0.24 to close at $28.8 on light trading volume of 6.2M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.71M. The Las Vegas Nevada 89109 based company operating under the Resorts & Casinos industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 55.26% up for the period and down by -0.1% so far this year. With price target of $34.5 and a 78% rebound from 52-week low, MGM Resorts International has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

MGM Resorts International, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns and/or operates casino resorts in the United States and China. The company operates through two segments, Wholly Owned Domestic Resorts and MGM China. Its casino resorts offer gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment, retail, and other resort amenities. Its casino operations include various slots, table games, and race and sports book wagering. The company operates 12 wholly owned resorts in the United States; and MGM Macau resort and casino in China, as well as develops an integrated casino, hotel, and entertainment resort on the Cotai Strip, Macau. The company also owns and operates Shadow Creek golf course, Primm Valley Golf Club, and Fallen Oak golf course. The company serves premium gaming customers; leisure and wholesale travel customers; business travelers; and group customers, including conventions, trade associations, and small meetings. The company was formerly known as MGM MIRAGE and changed its name to MGM Resorts International in June 2010. MGM Resorts International was founded in 1986 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) had a active trading with around 6.2M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.58M. The stock traded between $58.42 and $59.12 before closing at the price of $58.88 with 0.17% change on the day. The St. Louis Missouri 63136 based company is currently trading 36.6% above its 52 week low of $44.62 and -3.36% below its 52 week high of $60.93. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $54.48 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Emerson Electric Co. designs and manufactures products, and delivers services to industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s Process Management segment offers systems and software; measurement and analytical instrumentation; valves, actuators, and regulators; industry services and solutions; and digital plant architecture solutions. It also provides consulting services for precision measurement, control, monitoring, asset optimization, and safety and reliability of oil and gas reservoirs and plants. This segment serves oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power generation, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, pulp and paper, metal and mining, and municipal water supplies markets. Its Industrial Automation segment provides fluid power and control products; electrical distribution equipment; and materials joining and precision cleaning products, as well as hermetic motors. The company’s Climate Technologies segment supplies compressors, temperature sensors and controls, thermostats, flow controls, and remote monitoring technology and services to residential heating and cooling, commercial air conditioning, commercial and industrial refrigeration, and marine control areas. Its Commercial & Residential Solutions segment provides tools for professionals and homeowners; home storage systems; and appliance solutions. The company was formerly known as The Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company and changed its name to Emerson Electric Co. in 2000. Emerson Electric Co. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) saw its value increase by 0.08% as the stock gained $0.05 to finish the day at a closing price of $65.42. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $46.88-$71.4 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $64.62 to $66.08 during the day, are up by 11% in the past three months and up by 22.05% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.13% below its 20 day moving average and -1.66% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $73.84 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 45.59.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. It operates through two segments, Refining and Ethanol. The Refining segment is involved in refining, wholesale marketing, and bulk sales and trading activities. This segment produces conventional and premium gasolines, gasoline meeting the specifications of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), reformulated gasoline blendstock for oxygenate blending, diesel fuels, low-sulfur and ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuels, CARB diesel fuel, distillates, jet fuels, asphalts, petrochemicals, lubricants, and other refined products. As of February 19, 2016, it owned 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.0 million barrels per day. This segment also markets its refined products through bulk and rack marketing network; and through approximately 7,500 outlets under the Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock, Ultramar, Beacon, and Texaco brand names. The Ethanol segment produces and sells ethanol and distillers grains primarily to refiners and gasoline blenders, as well as to animal feed customers. This segment operates 11 ethanol plants with a combined ethanol production capacity of approximately 1.4 billion gallons per year. The company also operates a 50-megawatt wind farm; convenience stores; filling stations, as well as truckstop, cardlock, and home heating oil facilities; and credit card business. The company was formerly known as Valero Refining and Marketing Company and changed its name to Valero Energy Corporation in August 1997. Valero Energy Corporation was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

 

Trader Alert: Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL), Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI), Emerson Electric Co. (EMR)

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) grew with the stock adding 0.08% or $0.05 to close at $64.58 on active trading volume of 6.98M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.78M. The New York New York 10022 based company operating under the Personal Products industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -0.29% down for the period and down by -0.74% so far this year. With price target of $72.73 and a 3.14% rebound from 52-week low, Colgate-Palmolive Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells consumer products worldwide. It operates through two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. The company offers oral care products, including toothpastes, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes, as well as pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals; personal care products comprising bar and liquid hand soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, and deodorants and antiperspirants; and home care products, such as laundry and dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, household cleaners, bleaches, and other similar items. It also provides pet nutrition products for everyday nutritional needs, a range of therapeutic products to manage disease conditions, and various products with natural ingredients. The company’s principal global and regional trademarks include Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet, and Hill’s Ideal Balance. It markets and sells its pet nutrition products for dogs and cats through pet supply retailers and veterinarians. Colgate-Palmolive Company was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) dropped $-0.99 to close the day at a new closing price of $80.71, a -1.21% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 38.14% above its 52 week low of $59.78. A total of 1.38M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 974.58K. The stock, which fluctuated between $79.9 and $81.7 during the day, currently situated -7.81% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.61% in the past one month and up by 11.45% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $79.91 and RSI of 41.63, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. provides mission-critical communication infrastructure, devices, software, and services in North America, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. The company operates in two segments, Products and Services. The Products segment offers a portfolio of network infrastructure, devices, accessories, and software for government, public safety and first-responder agencies, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers. This segment’s products include two-way portable radios and vehicle-mounted radios; accessories, such as speaker microphones, batteries, earpieces, headsets, carry cases, and cables; software features and upgrades; and radio network core and central processing software, base stations, consoles, repeaters, and software applications and features. The Services segment provides integration services, such as implementation, optimization, and integration of networks, devices, software, and applications; and managed and support services, such as repair, technical support, and hardware maintenance services, as well as network monitoring, software maintenance, and cyber security services across radio network technologies, command center consoles, and smart public safety solutions. This segment also offers Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN), a push-to-talk technology, as well as provides iDEN services, including hardware and software maintenance services for its legacy iDEN customers. The company was formerly known as Motorola, Inc. and changed its name to Motorola Solutions, Inc. in January 2011. Motorola Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) shares were down in last trading by -0.81% to $58.66. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.76% over the past week and grew 4.38% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.32% above its 50 day moving average and 10.09% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.73% decrease in value from its one year high of $60.93. The RSI indicator value of 54.86, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Emerson Electric Co. designs and manufactures products, and delivers services to industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s Process Management segment offers systems and software; measurement and analytical instrumentation; valves, actuators, and regulators; industry services and solutions; and digital plant architecture solutions. It also provides consulting services for precision measurement, control, monitoring, asset optimization, and safety and reliability of oil and gas reservoirs and plants. This segment serves oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power generation, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, pulp and paper, metal and mining, and municipal water supplies markets. Its Industrial Automation segment provides fluid power and control products; electrical distribution equipment; and materials joining and precision cleaning products, as well as hermetic motors. The company’s Climate Technologies segment supplies compressors, temperature sensors and controls, thermostats, flow controls, and remote monitoring technology and services to residential heating and cooling, commercial air conditioning, commercial and industrial refrigeration, and marine control areas. Its Commercial & Residential Solutions segment provides tools for professionals and homeowners; home storage systems; and appliance solutions. The company was formerly known as The Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company and changed its name to Emerson Electric Co. in 2000. Emerson Electric Co. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Apache Corporation (APA), Emerson Electric Co. (EMR), KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC)

Apache Corporation (APA) fell -0.75% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.47 to finish the day at $62.08 with about 3.28M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.23M. The $23.56B market cap company, which fluctuated between $61.29 and $62.49 during the day, currently situated 90.03% above its 52 week low of $33.23 and -9.67% away from its one year high of $69. The RSI of 47.01 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) gained $0.06 to close the day at a new closing price of $60.14, a 0.1% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 46.29% above its 52 week low of $44.7. A total of 3.26M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.65M. The stock, which fluctuated between $60.01 and $60.56 during the day, currently situated -1.3% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 5.2% in the past one month and up by 20.38% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $54.48 and RSI of 68.09, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Emerson Electric Co. designs and manufactures products, and delivers services to industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s Process Management segment offers systems and software; measurement and analytical instrumentation; valves, actuators, and regulators; industry services and solutions; and digital plant architecture solutions. It also provides consulting services for precision measurement, control, monitoring, asset optimization, and safety and reliability of oil and gas reservoirs and plants. This segment serves oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power generation, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, pulp and paper, metal and mining, and municipal water supplies markets. Its Industrial Automation segment provides fluid power and control products; electrical distribution equipment; and materials joining and precision cleaning products, as well as hermetic motors. The company’s Climate Technologies segment supplies compressors, temperature sensors and controls, thermostats, flow controls, and remote monitoring technology and services to residential heating and cooling, commercial air conditioning, commercial and industrial refrigeration, and marine control areas. Its Commercial & Residential Solutions segment provides tools for professionals and homeowners; home storage systems; and appliance solutions. The company was formerly known as The Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company and changed its name to Emerson Electric Co. in 2000. Emerson Electric Co. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) had a active trading with around 3.25M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.62M. The stock traded between $85.23 and $87.96 before closing at the price of $86.16 with 3.5% change on the day. The Milpitas California 95035 based company is currently trading 41.33% above its 52 week low of $62.33 and 1.2% above its 52 week high of $87.96. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 67.27 and $80.57 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

KLA-Tencor Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets process control and yield management solutions worldwide. It offers chip manufacturing products, such as front-end defect inspection tools, defect review systems, advanced packaging process control systems, metrology solutions, in-situ process monitoring products, and lithography software; wafer manufacturing products comprising surface and defect inspection, wafer geometry and nanotopography metrology, and data management; and reticle manufacturing products, such as defect inspection and pattern placement metrology products. The company also provides light emitting diode (LED), power device, and compound semiconductor manufacturing products consisting of patterned wafer inspection, defect inspection, surface metrology, and data management products; thin-film head metrology and inspection, virtual lithography, in-situ process monitoring, transparent and metal substrate inspection, and data management products for data storage media/head manufacturing; and stylus and optical profiling, and optical inspection products for microelectromechanical systems manufacturing, as well as products for general purpose/lab applications. It offers its products and services for bare wafer, IC, lithography reticle, and disk manufacturers. The company serves semiconductor and related nanoelectronics, LED, and data storage industries, as well as general materials research industries. KLA-Tencor Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Masco Corporation (MAS), Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG), Emerson Electric Co. (EMR)

Masco Corporation (MAS) saw its value increase by 2.13% as the stock gained $0.7 to finish the day at a closing price of $33.62. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $23.1-$37.38 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $33.18 to $33.72 during the day, are up by 0.49% in the past three months and down by -5.64% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.6% above its 20 day moving average and 5.1% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $37.8 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 65.8.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Masco Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes home improvement and building products in North America and internationally. The company’s Cabinets and Related Products segment offers assembled cabinetry for kitchen, bath, storage, home office, and home entertainment applications; and integrated bathroom vanity and countertop products. Its Plumbing Products segment provides faucets, showerheads, handheld showers, valves, bathing units, shower enclosures, toilets, acrylic tub and shower systems, shower trays, spas and exercise pools, brass and copper plumbing system components, and other plumbing specialties. The company’s Decorative Architectural Products segment offers architectural coatings, including paints, primers, specialty paint and waterproofing products, and stains; cabinet, door, window, and hardware products; and bath hardware and shower accessories. Its Other Specialty Products segment provides vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum windows and patio doors; and manual and electric heavy duty staple guns, hammer tackers, glue guns, and rivet tools. Masco Corporation sells its products under the KRAFTMAID, MERILLAT, QUALITY CABINETS, MOORES, CARDELL, DELTA, PEERLESS, HANSGROHE, AXOR, BRIZO, GINGER, NEWPORT BRASS, BRASSTECH, PLUMB SHOP, BRISTAN, HERITAGE, MIROLIN, HOT SPRING, CALDERA, FREEFLOW SPAS, FANTASY SPAS, ENDLESS POOLS, BRASSCRAFT, COBRA, MASTER PLUMBER, BEHR, BEHR PRO, KILZ, LIBERTY, BRAINERD, FRANKLIN BRASS, ESSENCE SERIES, MILGARD, DURAFLEX, GRIFFIN, PREMIER, EVOLUTION, ARROW, POWERSHOT, and EASYSHOT brands. The company offers its products through home center retailers, mass merchandisers, hardware stores, homebuilders, distributors, and other outlets to consumers and contractors, as well as directly to consumers for home improvement and construction. Masco Corporation was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Taylor, Michigan.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) shares were down in last trading by -0.17% to $22.93. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 5.91% over the past week and grew 2.92% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.72% above its 50 day moving average and -3.26% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -14.09% decrease in value from its one year high of $26.74. The RSI indicator value of 54.89, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, develops, exploits, explores for, produces, and markets natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company primarily focuses on the Marcellus Shale in northeast Pennsylvania with approximately 200,000 net acres in the dry gas window of the play; and the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas with approximately 85,500 net acres in the oil window of the play. It also transports, stores, gathers, and purchases natural gas for resale. The company sells its natural gas to industrial customers, local distribution companies, and gas marketers through gathering systems and pipelines, as well as to intrastate pipelines, natural gas processors, and marketing companies. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of approximately 8,190 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) traded within a range of $59.42 to $60.38 after opening the day at $59.59. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 8.09% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.95% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $60.26 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding 1.38% above its 52 week high of $60.38 and 48.32% above its 12-month low of $43.57. The shares are up by over 20.93% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 68.7 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Emerson Electric Co. designs and manufactures products, and delivers services to industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s Process Management segment offers systems and software; measurement and analytical instrumentation; valves, actuators, and regulators; industry services and solutions; and digital plant architecture solutions. It also provides consulting services for precision measurement, control, monitoring, asset optimization, and safety and reliability of oil and gas reservoirs and plants. This segment serves oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power generation, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, pulp and paper, metal and mining, and municipal water supplies markets. Its Industrial Automation segment provides fluid power and control products; electrical distribution equipment; and materials joining and precision cleaning products, as well as hermetic motors. The company’s Climate Technologies segment supplies compressors, temperature sensors and controls, thermostats, flow controls, and remote monitoring technology and services to residential heating and cooling, commercial air conditioning, commercial and industrial refrigeration, and marine control areas. Its Commercial & Residential Solutions segment provides tools for professionals and homeowners; home storage systems; and appliance solutions. The company was formerly known as The Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company and changed its name to Emerson Electric Co. in 2000. Emerson Electric Co. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: Emerson Electric Co. (EMR), Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (MSTX), The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX)

Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) retreated with the stock falling -0.92% or $-0.54 to close at $58.29 on light trading volume of 3.17M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.63M. The St. Louis Missouri 63136 based company operating under the Industrial Electrical Equipment industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 40.18% up for the period and up by 4.56% so far this year. With price target of $54 and a 44.81% rebound from 52-week low, Emerson Electric Co. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Emerson Electric Co. designs and manufactures products, and delivers services to industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s Process Management segment offers systems and software; measurement and analytical instrumentation; valves, actuators, and regulators; industry services and solutions; and digital plant architecture solutions. It also provides consulting services for precision measurement, control, monitoring, asset optimization, and safety and reliability of oil and gas reservoirs and plants. This segment serves oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power generation, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, pulp and paper, metal and mining, and municipal water supplies markets. Its Industrial Automation segment provides fluid power and control products; electrical distribution equipment; and materials joining and precision cleaning products, as well as hermetic motors. The company’s Climate Technologies segment supplies compressors, temperature sensors and controls, thermostats, flow controls, and remote monitoring technology and services to residential heating and cooling, commercial air conditioning, commercial and industrial refrigeration, and marine control areas. Its Commercial & Residential Solutions segment provides tools for professionals and homeowners; home storage systems; and appliance solutions. The company was formerly known as The Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company and changed its name to Emerson Electric Co. in 2000. Emerson Electric Co. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (MSTX) had a light trading with around 3.17M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.26M. The stock traded between $0.128 and $0.134 before closing at the price of $0.13 with 0.62% change on the day. The San Diego California 92130 based company is currently trading 86.86% above its 52 week low of $0.07 and -81.58% below its 52 week high of $0.71. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $2.5 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Mast Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, develops therapies for serious or life-threatening diseases with significant unmet needs. The company’s lead product candidate is MST-188 (vepoloxamer), an injection used for the treatment of sickle cell disease, arterial disease, and heart failure. It also develops AIR001, a sodium nitrite solution for intermittent inhalation via nebulizer, as well as for the treatment of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. The company was formerly known as ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and changed its name to Mast Therapeutics, Inc. in March 2013. Mast Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX) saw its value decrease by -0.03% as the stock dropped $-0.01 to finish the day at a closing price of $29.57. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $22.45-$31.16 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $29.5 to $29.84 during the day, are up by 27.33% in the past three months and up by 11.14% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.63% above its 20 day moving average and 6.57% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $33.85 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 56.86.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

The Blackstone Group L.P. is a publicly owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm also provides financial advisory services to its clients. It provides its services to public and corporate pension funds, academic, cultural, and charitable organizations, retirees, sovereign wealth funds, and institutional and individual investors. The firm manages separate client focused portfolios for its clients. It launches fixed income mutual funds. The firm also launches and manages private equity funds, real estate funds, funds of hedge funds, and credit-focused funds for its clients. It invests in private equity, public equity, fixed income, and alternative investment markets. The Blackstone Group L.P. was founded in 1985 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices in London, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Beijing, China, Dubai, UAE, Dusseldorf, Germany, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Mexico City, Mexico, Paris, France, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Seoul, Korea, Shanghai, China, Singapore, Sydney, Australia, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Tokyo, Japan.