Stocks on the Move: Entergy Corporation (ETR), Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN), DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (XRAY)

Entergy Corporation (ETR) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.83% or $2 to close the day at $72.77 on active trading volume of 2.36M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.36M. The New Orleans Louisiana 70113 based company has been outperforming the electric utilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 3.79%, compared to the industry which has advanced 9.24% over the same period. With RSI of 61.81, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $73.5, making it a hold for now.

Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation and distribution of electricity in the United States. It operates in two segments, Utility and Entergy Wholesale Commodities. The Utility segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power in portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans; and distributes natural gas. The Entergy Wholesale Commodities segment is engaged in the ownership, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear power plants located in the northern United States; sells the electric power to wholesale customers; offers services to other nuclear power plant owners; and owns interests in non-nuclear power plants that sell the electric power to wholesale customers. This segment sells energy to retail power providers, utilities, electric power co-operatives, power trading organizations, and other power generation companies. It generates electricity through gas/oil, nuclear, coal, wind, and hydro power. The company’s power plants have approximately 30,000 megawatts (MW) of aggregate electric generating capacity, including approximately 10,000 MW of nuclear-fueled capacity. It delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) climbed 0.09% during last trading as the stock added $0.04 to finish the day at $44.85 with about 2.33M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.01M. The $15.62B market cap company, which fluctuated between $44.52 and $44.95 during the day, currently situated 11.35% above its 52 week low of $40.28 and -18.78% away from its one year high of $55.94. The RSI of 71.68 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

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

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (XRAY) saw its value increase by 0.6% as the stock gained $0.36 to finish the day at a closing price of $60.74. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $55-$65.83 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $60 to $60.76 during the day, are up by 1.42% in the past three months and up by 1.98% over the past six months. It is currently trading 6.08% above its 20 day moving average and 4.6% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $66.5 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 70.18. The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

DENTSPLY International Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets various consumable dental products for the professional dental market in the United States and internationally. The company provides dental consumable products, including dental anesthetics, prophylaxis paste, dental sealants, impression materials, restorative materials, tooth whiteners, and topical fluoride; and small equipment products comprising dental handpieces, intraoral curing light systems, dental diagnostic systems, and ultrasonic scalers and polishers. It also offers dental laboratory products, such as dental prosthetics that include artificial teeth, precious metal dental alloys, dental ceramics, and crown and bridge materials, as well as computer aided design and machining ceramic systems, and porcelain furnaces. In addition, the company provides dental specialty products, which include endodontic instruments and materials, implants and related products, 3D digital scanning and treatment planning software, and dental and orthodontic appliances and accessories. Further, it offers consumable medical device products, such as urology catheters, various surgical products, medical drills, and other products. The company markets and sells its dental products through distributors, dealers, and importers to dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental laboratories, and dental schools; and medical products directly, as well as through distributors to urologists, urology nurses, and general practitioners. DENTSPLY International Inc. was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in York, Pennsylvania.

 

Trader Alert: Time Warner Inc. (TWX), Entergy Corporation (ETR), Altria Group, Inc. (MO)

Time Warner Inc. (TWX) grew with the stock adding 0.33% or $0.32 to close at $96.39 on active trading volume of 4.24M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.18M. The New York New York 10019 based company operating under the Entertainment – Diversified industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 55.42% up for the period and down by -0.15% so far this year. With price target of $105.13 and a 58.22% rebound from 52-week low, Time Warner Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Time Warner Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Turner, Home Box Office, and Warner Bros. The Turner segment owns and operates a portfolio of cable television networks and related properties that offer entertainment, sports, kids, and news programming on television and digital platforms for consumers. It operates approximately 180 channels in 200 countries. The Turner segment’s networks and related properties include TNT, TBS, Adult Swim, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Turner Sports, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, CNN, and HLN; and digital media properties comprise bleacherreport.com, NBA.com, NBA Mobile, NCAA.com, PGA.com, tntdrama.com, TBS.com, adultswim.com, and cartoonnetwork.com. It also licenses original programming to subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) services and other over-the-top services, and its brands and characters for consumer products other business ventures. This segment serves cable system operators, satellite service distributors, telephone companies, and other distributors. The Home Box Office segment provides premium pay and basic tier television services comprising HBO and Cinemax; sells its original programming through physical and digital formats; and licenses home entertainment and content to international television networks and SVOD services. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had 49 million domestic subscribers. The Warner Bros. segment produces, distributes, and licenses television programming and feature films; distributes digital and physical home entertainment products; and produces and distributes videogames, as well as licenses consumer products and brands. The company was formerly known as AOL Time Warner, Inc. and changed its name to Time Warner Inc. in 2003. Time Warner Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Entergy Corporation (ETR) dropped $-1.17 to close the day at a new closing price of $70.79, a -1.63% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 7.42% above its 52 week low of $66.71. A total of 1.48M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.37M. The stock, which fluctuated between $70.58 and $71.81 during the day, currently situated -11.35% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.11% in the past one month and up by 6.3% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $73.5 and RSI of 50.22, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation and distribution of electricity in the United States. It operates in two segments, Utility and Entergy Wholesale Commodities. The Utility segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power in portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans; and distributes natural gas. The Entergy Wholesale Commodities segment is engaged in the ownership, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear power plants located in the northern United States; sells the electric power to wholesale customers; offers services to other nuclear power plant owners; and owns interests in non-nuclear power plants that sell the electric power to wholesale customers. This segment sells energy to retail power providers, utilities, electric power co-operatives, power trading organizations, and other power generation companies. It generates electricity through gas/oil, nuclear, coal, wind, and hydro power. The company’s power plants have approximately 30,000 megawatts (MW) of aggregate electric generating capacity, including approximately 10,000 MW of nuclear-fueled capacity. It delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Altria Group, Inc. (MO) shares were down in last trading by -0.22% to $71.88. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.44% over the past week and grew 6.36% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.21% above its 50 day moving average and 10.37% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.98% decrease in value from its one year high of $72.59. The RSI indicator value of 71.81, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States. It offers cigarettes primarily under the Marlboro brand; cigars principally under the Black & Mild brand; and moist smokeless tobacco products under the Copenhagen and Skoal, Red Seal and Husky, and Marlboro Snus brand names. The company also produces and sells varietal and blended table wines, and sparkling wines under the Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Crest, and 14 Hands names; and imports and markets Antinori, Torres, and Villa Maria Estate wines, as well as Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte in the United States. In addition, it provides finance leasing services primarily in aircraft, railcar, electric power, real estate, and manufacturing industries. The company sells its tobacco products primarily to wholesalers, including distributors; large retail organizations, such as chain stores; and the armed services. Altria Group, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Entergy Corporation (ETR), Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. (Q), Great Basin Scientific, Inc. (GBSN)

Entergy Corporation (ETR) climbed 0.89% during last trading as the stock added $0.63 to finish the day at $71.63 with about 1.02M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.41M. The $12.82B market cap company, which fluctuated between $70.77 and $71.7 during the day, currently situated 8.69% above its 52 week low of $66.71 and -10.3% away from its one year high of $82.09. The RSI of 58.1 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation and distribution of electricity in the United States. It operates in two segments, Utility and Entergy Wholesale Commodities. The Utility segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power in portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans; and distributes natural gas. The Entergy Wholesale Commodities segment is engaged in the ownership, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear power plants located in the northern United States; sells the electric power to wholesale customers; offers services to other nuclear power plant owners; and owns interests in non-nuclear power plants that sell the electric power to wholesale customers. This segment sells energy to retail power providers, utilities, electric power co-operatives, power trading organizations, and other power generation companies. It generates electricity through gas/oil, nuclear, coal, wind, and hydro power. The company’s power plants have approximately 30,000 megawatts (MW) of aggregate electric generating capacity, including approximately 10,000 MW of nuclear-fueled capacity. It delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. (Q) gained $0.71 to close the day at a new closing price of $79.56, a 0.9% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 40.57% above its 52 week low of $60.23. A total of 1.01M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.51M. The stock, which fluctuated between $78.67 and $79.74 during the day, currently situated -2.32% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.35% in the past one month and up by 2.42% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $83.38 and RSI of 62.51, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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.

Great Basin Scientific, Inc. (GBSN) had a light trading with around 267.86M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 56.55M. The stock traded between $0.0016 and $0.0028 before closing at the price of $0 with 5.88% change on the day. The Salt Lake City Utah 84111 based company is currently trading 0% below its 52 week low of $0.001 and 0% below its 52 week high of $276360. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 0 and $1575840 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Great Basin Scientific, Inc., a molecular diagnostic testing company, develops and commercializes molecular diagnostic systems that are designed to test hospital-acquired infections. The company’s platform provides C. diff test, a rapid medical diagnostic test for the detection of C. diff, a gram-positive bacteria that causes severe diarrhea and other intestinal disorders. It also provides Group B streptococcus test, which is used to detect Group B streptococcus from an anal/vaginal swab of a pregnant woman. The company’s assays in clinical trials include Staphylococcus identification and resistance blood infection panel that is designed to identify species of staphylococcus infections, detect the mecA gene that confers drug resistance directly from positive blood cultures, and provide information on the antibiotic resistance profile of the bacteria; and Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (E. coli) test that identifies shiga toxin produced by E. coli. Its assays under development include Staphyloccocus aureus (SA) pre-surgical nasal screen, a rapid test for the presence of SA in the nasal passages of a pre-surgical patient; Stool bacterial pathogenic panel, which is designed to detect the causes of food poisoning; Candida blood infections panel that is designed to identify the five species of Candida directly from positive blood cultures; Pertussis test for contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis; and CT/NG test for chlamydia tracomatis/neisseria gonorrhoeae. The company sells its diagnostic tests through a direct sales force in the United States, as well as through distributors in the European Union and New Zealand. The company was formerly known as Diagnostic Micro Arrays, Inc. and changed its name to Great Basin Scientific, Inc. in April 2006. Great Basin Scientific, Inc. is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Red Hat, Inc. (RHT), Entergy Corporation (ETR), E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD)

Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) climbed 0.12% during last trading as the stock added $0.09 to finish the day at $78.22 with about 1.32M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.85M. The $13.87B market cap company, which fluctuated between $77.4 and $78.29 during the day, currently situated 31.26% above its 52 week low of $60.03 and -5.45% away from its one year high of $82.73. The RSI of 64.15 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Red Hat, Inc. provides open source software solutions to develop and offer operating system, virtualization, management, middleware, cloud, mobile, and storage technologies to various enterprises worldwide. It offers infrastructure-related solutions, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, an operating system platform that runs on hardware for use in physical, virtual, container, and cloud environments; Red Hat Satellite, a system management offering that helps to deploy and manage Red Hat infrastructure across physical and virtual servers, and cloud environments; and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, a software solution that allows customers to utilize and manage a common hardware infrastructure to run multiple operating systems and applications. The company offers application development-related and other technology solutions, such as Red Hat JBoss Middleware, a solution for developing, deploying, and managing applications, as well as integrating applications, data, and devices along with business processes automation; Red Hat cloud offerings, a software solution that enables customers to build and manage various cloud computing environments; Red Hat Mobile, a software development platform that enables customers to develop, integrate, deploy, and manage mobile applications for enterprises; and Red Hat Storage, a software solution that enables customers to treat physical server storage as a scalable, shared, centrally-managed pool of virtual storage and to manage large, unstructured, or semi-structured data in physical, virtual, and cloud environments. It also provides consulting, support, and training services; and real-time operating system, distributed computing, directory services, and user authentication. The company was formerly known as Red Hat Software, Inc. and changed its name to Red Hat, Inc. in June 1999. Red Hat, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Entergy Corporation (ETR) dropped $-0.15 to close the day at a new closing price of $71.67, a -0.21% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 7.44% above its 52 week low of $66.71. A total of 1.32M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.43M. The stock, which fluctuated between $71.62 and $72.19 during the day, currently situated -11.34% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -1.82% in the past one month and up by 1.63% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $73.5 and RSI of 54.52, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation and distribution of electricity in the United States. It operates in two segments, Utility and Entergy Wholesale Commodities. The Utility segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power in portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans; and distributes natural gas. The Entergy Wholesale Commodities segment is engaged in the ownership, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear power plants located in the northern United States; sells the electric power to wholesale customers; offers services to other nuclear power plant owners; and owns interests in non-nuclear power plants that sell the electric power to wholesale customers. This segment sells energy to retail power providers, utilities, electric power co-operatives, power trading organizations, and other power generation companies. It generates electricity through gas/oil, nuclear, coal, wind, and hydro power. The company’s power plants have approximately 30,000 megawatts (MW) of aggregate electric generating capacity, including approximately 10,000 MW of nuclear-fueled capacity. It delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

  1. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) had a light trading with around 1.31M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.84M. The stock traded between $75.88 and $76.48 before closing at the price of $76.29 with -0.18% change on the day. The Wilmington Delaware 19805 based company is currently trading 38.69% above its 52 week low of $55.94 and -2.64% below its 52 week high of $78.36. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 58.61 and $81.94 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.
  2. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company operates as a science and technology based company. The company’s Agriculture segment offers corn hybrid, soybean, canola, sunflower, wheat, rice, sorghum, inoculants, seed products, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides, as well as offers crop protection products, such as weed control, disease control, and insect control products. Its Electronics & Communications segment provides various materials and systems for consumer electronics, photovoltaics, displays, and advanced printing. The company’s Industrial Biosciences segment develops and manufactures a portfolio of enzymes and bio-based materials. Its Nutrition & Health segment offers cultures, probiotics, emulsifiers, texturants, natural sweeteners, and soy-based food ingredients for the food industry market. The company’s Performance Materials segment offers elastomers and thermoplastic, and thermoset engineering polymers; resins and films for packaging and industrial polymer applications, sealants and adhesives, and sporting goods; and elastomers, parts, and systems and solutions for automotive and transportation, packaging for food and beverages, electrical/electronic components, material handling, healthcare, construction, semiconductor, and aerospace markets. Its Protection Solutions segment provides nonwovens, aramids, and solid surfaces for industrial, construction, consumer, military and law enforcement, automotive, aircraft, and energy markets. The company markets its products through the company’s sales force and distributors in the United States and internationally. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company was founded in 1802 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.

 

3 Notable Runners: FedEx Corporation (FDX), Entergy Corporation (ETR), Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD)

FedEx Corporation (FDX) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.89% or $-1.66 to close the day at $184.61 on lower than average trading volume of 1.45M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.73M. The Memphis Tennessee 38120 based company has been outperforming the air delivery & freight services companies by 7.8193% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -0.85% YTD, versus the air delivery & freight services industry which is down -4.33% for the same period. The RSI of 40.24 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. The company’s FedEx Express segment provides various shipping services for the delivery of packages and freight; international trade services specializing in customs brokerage, and ocean and air freight forwarding services; assistance with the customs-trade partnership against terrorism program; and customs clearance services, as well as an information tool that allows customers to track and manage imports. This segment also publishes customs duty and tax information; and offers critical inventory logistics, transportation management, and temperature-controlled transportation services, as well as international express transportation, small-package ground delivery, and freight transportation services. Its FedEx Ground segment provides business and residential money-back guaranteed ground package delivery services; and consolidates and delivers low-weight and less time-sensitive business-to-consumer packages, as well as offers third-party logistics services. The company’s FedEx Freight segment offers less-than-truckload freight, and freight-shipping services. As of May 31, 2016, this segment operated approximately 65,000 vehicles and trailers from a network of approximately 370 service centers. Its FedEx Services segment provides sale, marketing, information technology, communication, customer, technical support, billing and collection, and other back-office support services; FedEx Mobile, a suite of solutions to track packages, create shipping labels, view account-specific rate quotes, and access drop-off location information; access to copying and digital printing through retail and Web-based platforms, signs and graphics, professional finishing, computer rentals, and ground shipping and time-definite express shipping services; and packing services, supplies, and boxes. The company was founded in 1971 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee.

Entergy Corporation (ETR) had a light trading with around 1.41M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.44M. The stock traded between $70.4 and $71.46 before closing at the price of $71.44 with 1.02% change on the day. The New Orleans Louisiana 70113 based company is currently trading 7.09% above its 52 week low of $66.71 and -11.62% below its 52 week high of $82.08. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 52.57 and $73.5 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation and distribution of electricity in the United States. It operates in two segments, Utility and Entergy Wholesale Commodities. The Utility segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power in portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans; and distributes natural gas. The Entergy Wholesale Commodities segment is engaged in the ownership, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear power plants located in the northern United States; sells the electric power to wholesale customers; offers services to other nuclear power plant owners; and owns interests in non-nuclear power plants that sell the electric power to wholesale customers. This segment sells energy to retail power providers, utilities, electric power co-operatives, power trading organizations, and other power generation companies. It generates electricity through gas/oil, nuclear, coal, wind, and hydro power. The company’s power plants have approximately 30,000 megawatts (MW) of aggregate electric generating capacity, including approximately 10,000 MW of nuclear-fueled capacity. It delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) traded within a range of $137.46 to $139.85 after opening the day at $138.68. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -3.16% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.43% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $139.28 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -6.87% below its 52 week high of $150.45 and 22.35% above its 12-month low of $116.66. The shares are up by over 5.94% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 35.14 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, electronics and performance materials, equipment, and services worldwide. The company produces atmospheric gases, including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases; process gases, such as hydrogen, helium, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, syngas, and specialty gases; and equipment for the production or processing of gases comprising air separation units and non-cryogenic generators for customers in various industries, including metals, glass, chemical processing, electronics, energy production and refining, food processing, metallurgical, medical, and general manufacturing. It also designs and manufactures equipment for air separation, hydrocarbon recovery and purification, natural gas liquefaction, and liquid helium and liquid hydrogen transport and storage. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU), HP Inc. (HPQ), Entergy Corporation (ETR)

Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.44% or $-0.46 to close the day at $105.11 on light trading volume of 1.57M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.47M. The Newark New Jersey 07102 based company has been outperforming the life insurance group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 56.62%, compared to the industry which has advanced 28.8% over the same period. With RSI of 50.62, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $110.6, making it a hold for now.

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

HP Inc. (HPQ) climbed 1.42% during last trading as the stock added $0.21 to finish the day at $15.05 with about 14.87M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 12.18M. The $25.67B market cap company, which fluctuated between $14.57 and $15.11 during the day, currently situated 75.4% above its 52 week low of $8.91 and -6.6% away from its one year high of $16.25. The RSI of 52.93 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

HP Inc. provides products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as to the government, health, and education sectors worldwide. It operates through Personal Systems and Printing segments. The Personal Systems segment offers commercial personal computers (PCs), consumer PCs, workstations, thin clients, commercial tablets and mobility devices, retail point-of-sale systems, displays and other related accessories, software, support, and services for the commercial and consumer markets. The Printing segment provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, media, solutions, and services, as well as scanning devices; and laserjet and enterprise, inkjet and printing, graphics, and 3D printing solutions. The company was formerly known as Hewlett-Packard Company and changed its name to HP Inc. in October 2015. HP Inc. was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Entergy Corporation (ETR) saw its value increase by 1.46% as the stock gained $1.03 to finish the day at a closing price of $71.64. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $66.71-$82.08 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $70.53 to $71.98 during the day, are up by 0.22% in the past three months and down by -9.8% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.02% below its 20 day moving average and 0.73% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $73.5 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 54.72. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation and distribution of electricity in the United States. It operates in two segments, Utility and Entergy Wholesale Commodities. The Utility segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power in portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans; and distributes natural gas. The Entergy Wholesale Commodities segment is engaged in the ownership, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear power plants located in the northern United States; sells the electric power to wholesale customers; offers services to other nuclear power plant owners; and owns interests in non-nuclear power plants that sell the electric power to wholesale customers. This segment sells energy to retail power providers, utilities, electric power co-operatives, power trading organizations, and other power generation companies. It generates electricity through gas/oil, nuclear, coal, wind, and hydro power. The company’s power plants have approximately 30,000 megawatts (MW) of aggregate electric generating capacity, including approximately 10,000 MW of nuclear-fueled capacity. It delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (DO), Entergy Corporation (ETR), V.F. Corporation (VFC)

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (DO) saw its value decrease by -0.05% as the stock dropped $-0.01 to finish the day at a closing price of $19.18. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $14.18-$26.72 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $18.69 to $19.32 during the day, are up by 12.3% in the past three months and down by -21.43% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.63% above its 20 day moving average and 7.49% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $17.34 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 58.51.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. provides contract drilling services to the energy industry worldwide. It provides services in floater market, including ultra-deepwater, deepwater, and mid-water. The company operates a fleet of 32 offshore drilling rigs, which comprise 8 ultra-deepwater, 7 deepwater, and 8 mid-water semisubmersibles; 5 jack-ups; and 4 drillships. It serves independent oil and gas companies, and government-owned oil companies. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Loews Corporation.

Entergy Corporation (ETR) shares were down in last trading by -2.94% to $71.09. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -3.24% over the past week and grew 0.92% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.38% above its 50 day moving average and -4.92% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -12.05% decrease in value from its one year high of $82.09. The RSI indicator value of 42.77, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation and distribution of electricity in the United States. It operates in two segments, Utility and Entergy Wholesale Commodities. The Utility segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power in portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans; and distributes natural gas. The Entergy Wholesale Commodities segment is engaged in the ownership, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear power plants located in the northern United States; sells the electric power to wholesale customers; offers services to other nuclear power plant owners; and owns interests in non-nuclear power plants that sell the electric power to wholesale customers. This segment sells energy to retail power providers, utilities, electric power co-operatives, power trading organizations, and other power generation companies. It generates electricity through gas/oil, nuclear, coal, wind, and hydro power. The company’s power plants have approximately 30,000 megawatts (MW) of aggregate electric generating capacity, including approximately 10,000 MW of nuclear-fueled capacity. It delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

V.F. Corporation (VFC) traded within a range of $52.8 to $53.33 after opening the day at $53.2. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.79% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.47% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $52.93 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -19.33% below its 52 week high of $67.1 and 3.96% above its 12-month low of $51.76. The shares are down by over -2.26% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 40.88 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.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Dover Corporation (DOV), The Medicines Company (MDCO), Entergy Corporation (ETR)

Dover Corporation (DOV) climbed 1.55% during last trading as the stock added $1.19 to finish the day at $77.72 with about 2.52M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.55M. The $12.12B market cap company, which fluctuated between $77.24 and $78.96 during the day, currently situated 56.6% above its 52 week low of $50.91 and -0.7% away from its one year high of $78.96. The RSI of 67.66 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Dover Corporation manufactures and sells a range of equipment and components, specialty systems, and support services in the United States and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. The Energy segment provides solutions and services for the production and processing of oil, natural gas liquids, and gas to drilling and production, bearings and compression, and automation end markets. The Engineered Systems segment offers precision marking and coding, digital textile, soldering and dispensing equipment, and related consumables and services; and automation components, including manual clamps, power clamps, rotary and linear mechanical indexers, conveyors, pick and place units, glove ports, and manipulators, as well as end-of-arm robotic grippers, slides, and end effectors for fast-moving consumer goods, digital textile printing, vehicle service, environmental solutions, and industrials end markets. The Fluids segment focuses on the safe handling of critical fluids across the retail fueling, chemical, hygienic, and industrial markets. It also manufactures connectors for use in various bio-processing applications; and displacement and centrifugal pumps for demanding and specialized fluid transfer process applications. The Refrigeration & Food Equipment segment provides refrigeration systems, refrigeration display cases, specialty glass, commercial glass refrigerator and freezer doors, and brazed heat exchangers; and electrical distribution products and engineering services, commercial food service equipment, cook-chill production systems, custom food storage and preparation products, kitchen ventilation systems, conveyer systems, beverage can-making machinery, and packaging machines used for meat, poultry, and other food products. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois.

The Medicines Company (MDCO) gained $0.71 to close the day at a new closing price of $36.23, a 2% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 31.75% above its 52 week low of $27.5. A total of 2.52M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.35M. The stock, which fluctuated between $35.89 and $37.45 during the day, currently situated -13.3% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.89% in the past one month and up by 2.55% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $51.64 and RSI of 58.03, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Medicines Company provides medicines for patients in acute and intensive care hospitals worldwide. The company markets Angiomax, an intravenous direct thrombin inhibitor used as an anticoagulant in combination with aspirin in patients with unstable angina undergoing percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, and for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention; Cleviprex, an intravenous small molecule calcium channel blocker for blood pressure reduction; and Ionsys for the short-term management of acute postoperative pain. It also markets Kengreal, an intravenous small molecule antiplatelet agent for reducing the risk of periprocedural thrombotic events; Minocin IV, an antibiotic for the treatment of bacterial infections; Orbactiv for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections; and ready-to-use formulation of Argatroban for the treatment of thrombosis, as well as acute care generic products for acute cardiovascular, surgery and perioperative care, and serious infectious diseases. The company’s products under development also comprise ABP-700, an intravenous anesthetic agent for moderate or deep sedation and general anesthesia in patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures; ALN-PCSsc for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia; Carbavance, an antibiotic agent for the treatment of hospitalized patients with gram-negative bacterial infections; and MDCO-216, a novel biologic product to reverse atherosclerotic plaque development and reduce the risk of ischemic events in patients with ACS. It has a collaboration agreement with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc,; SciClone Pharmaceuticals; and SymBio Pharmaceuticals Ltd. The Medicines Company was founded in 1996 and is based in Parsippany, New Jersey.

Entergy Corporation (ETR) had a active trading with around 2.52M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.51M. The stock traded between $72.27 and $73.89 before closing at the price of $73.24 with 0.33% change on the day. The New Orleans Louisiana 70113 based company is currently trading 17.31% above its 52 week low of $65.38 and -9.4% below its 52 week high of $82.09. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 57.14 and $73.91 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation and distribution of electricity in the United States. It operates in two segments, Utility and Entergy Wholesale Commodities. The Utility segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power in portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans; and distributes natural gas. The Entergy Wholesale Commodities segment is engaged in the ownership, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear power plants located in the northern United States; sells the electric power to wholesale customers; offers services to other nuclear power plant owners; and owns interests in non-nuclear power plants that sell the electric power to wholesale customers. This segment sells energy to retail power providers, utilities, electric power co-operatives, power trading organizations, and other power generation companies. It generates electricity through gas/oil, nuclear, coal, wind, and hydro power. The company’s power plants have approximately 30,000 megawatts (MW) of aggregate electric generating capacity, including approximately 10,000 MW of nuclear-fueled capacity. It delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Stocks on the Move: Entergy Corporation (ETR), CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX), Mastercard Incorporated (MA)

Entergy Corporation (ETR) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.08% or $0.78 to close the day at $73.17 on active trading volume of 4.67M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.53M. The New Orleans Louisiana 70113 based company has been outperforming the electric utilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 13.97%, compared to the industry which has advanced 13.26% over the same period. With RSI of 62.13, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $73.85, making it a hold for now.

Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation and distribution of electricity in the United States. It operates in two segments, Utility and Entergy Wholesale Commodities. The Utility segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power in portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans; and distributes natural gas. The Entergy Wholesale Commodities segment is engaged in the ownership, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear power plants located in the northern United States; sells the electric power to wholesale customers; offers services to other nuclear power plant owners; and owns interests in non-nuclear power plants that sell the electric power to wholesale customers. This segment sells energy to retail power providers, utilities, electric power co-operatives, power trading organizations, and other power generation companies. It generates electricity through gas/oil, nuclear, coal, wind, and hydro power. The company’s power plants have approximately 30,000 megawatts (MW) of aggregate electric generating capacity, including approximately 10,000 MW of nuclear-fueled capacity. It delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX) fell -1.13% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.22 to finish the day at $19.21 with about 4.66M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.44M. The $4.46B market cap company, which fluctuated between $19.09 and $19.75 during the day, currently situated 323.72% above its 52 week low of $4.54 and -14.01% away from its one year high of $22.34. The RSI of 45.6 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

CONSOL Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two divisions, Exploration and Production (E&P), and Coal. The E&P division produces pipeline quality natural gas primarily to gas wholesalers. This division owns rights to extract natural gas in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio from approximately 436,000 net Marcellus Shale acres; and controls approximately 119,000 net acres of Utica Shale potential in eastern Ohio, as well as controls 113,000 net acres in Southwestern Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia that contain the rights to the natural gas in Utica Shale; and owns rights to extract coalbed methane (CBM) in Virginia from approximately 268,000 net CBM acres, which cover a portion of its coal reserves in Central Appalachia. It also owns shallow oil and gas acreage position approximately 825,000 net acres in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New York; various acres that have Upper Devonian potential; 116,000 net acres of Chattanooga Shale; and 380,000 net acres of Huron Shale potential in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia, as well as provides midstream gas services. The Coal division engages in mining, preparation, and marketing of thermal coal primarily to power generators, and metallurgical coal to metal and coke producers. The company also provides energy services, including coal terminal services, water services, and land resource management services. CONSOL Energy Inc. was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Mastercard Incorporated (MA) saw its value decrease by -0.88% as the stock dropped $-0.92 to finish the day at a closing price of $103.43. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $78.52-$108.93 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $103.05 to $104.82 during the day, are up by 3.96% in the past three months and up by 10.07% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.37% below its 20 day moving average and -0.09% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $118.83 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 49.51. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Honeywell International Inc. (HON), VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY), Entergy Corporation (ETR)

Honeywell International Inc. (HON) saw its value decrease by -0.75% as the stock dropped $-0.85 to finish the day at a closing price of $112.27. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $93.71-$120.02 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $111.87 to $112.83 during the day, are down by -3.1% in the past three months and up by 0.47% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.95% above its 20 day moving average and 0.36% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $123.79 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 55.92.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. Its Aerospace segment offers aircraft engines, integrated avionics, systems and service solutions, and related products and services for aircraft manufacturers and operators, airlines, military services, and defense and space contractors, as well as spare parts, and repair and maintenance services for the aftermarket. This segment also provides auxiliary power units; propulsion engines; environmental control, connectivity, electric power, flight safety, communication, navigation, radar, surveillance, and thermal systems; engine controls; aircraft lighting products, as well as wheels and brakes; advanced systems and instruments; and turbochargers, as well as management, technical, logistics, repair, and overhaul services to original equipment manufacturers in the air transport, regional, business, and general aviation aircraft; and automotive and truck manufacturers. The company’s Home and Building Technologies segment offers environmental and energy, security and fire, and building solutions. Its Safety and Productivity Solutions segment provides sensing and productivity Solutions, and industrial safety products. Its Performance Materials and Technologies segment provides catalysts and adsorbents; equipment and consulting services for the petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemical, and other industries; and automation control, instrumentation, software, and services for the oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, industrial power generation, chemicals and petrochemicals, biofuels, life sciences, metals, minerals, and mining industries. It also offers fluorocarbons, hydrofluoroolefins, caprolactam, resins, ammonium sulfate fertilizers, phenol, specialty films, waxes, additives, fibers, research chemicals and intermediates, and electronic materials and chemicals. The company was founded in 1920 and is based in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY) shares were down in last trading by -0.74% to $17.34. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 8.38% over the past week and grew 14.53% in the past month. It is currently trading 8.78% above its 50 day moving average and -19.24% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -41.68% decrease in value from its one year high of $29.73. The RSI indicator value of 71.31, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

VeriFone Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and supplies electronic payment solutions at the point of sale (POS) worldwide. The company offers countertop solutions that accept a range of payment options, including contactless, NFC, mobile wallets, and EMV; PIN pads that support credit and debit card, EBT, EMV, and other PIN-based transactions; and multimedia consumer facing POS devices. It also provides portable payment devices comprising small, portable, and handheld devices that enable merchants to accept electronic payments wherever wireless connectivity is available; and mobile solutions that attach to and interface with iOS, Android, or Windows-based smartphones and tablets. In addition, the company offers integrated electronic payment systems that combine electronic payment processing, fuel dispensing, and ECR functions, as well as secure payment systems for integration with petroleum pump controllers; and unattended and self-service payment solutions designed to enable payment transactions in self-service, high-transaction volume, and public transportation environments, as well as network access solutions. Further, it provides payment-as-a-service and other managed, terminal management, payment-enabled media, in-taxi payment, and security solutions; and server-based payment processing software and middleware. Additionally, the company offers installation, deployment, training, and application development and delivery solutions; project management, client education program, and consulting services; and helpdesk support, equipment repair and maintenance, and software post-contract support services, as well as application libraries and development tools. VeriFone Systems, Inc. markets its products directly; and through third party partners. The company was formerly known as VeriFone Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to VeriFone Systems, Inc. in May 2010. VeriFone Systems, Inc. is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Entergy Corporation (ETR) traded within a range of $67.58 to $68.88 after opening the day at $68.34. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.35% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.74% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $68.12 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -15.73% below its 52 week high of $82.09 and 11.15% above its 12-month low of $64.18. The shares are down by over -13.02% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 34.47 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation and distribution of electricity in the United States. It operates in two segments, Utility and Entergy Wholesale Commodities. The Utility segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power in portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans; and distributes natural gas. The Entergy Wholesale Commodities segment is engaged in the ownership, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear power plants located in the northern United States; sells the electric power to wholesale customers; offers services to other nuclear power plant owners; and owns interests in non-nuclear power plants that sell the electric power to wholesale customers. This segment sells energy to retail power providers, utilities, electric power co-operatives, power trading organizations, and other power generation companies. It generates electricity through gas/oil, nuclear, coal, wind, and hydro power. The company’s power plants have approximately 30,000 megawatts (MW) of aggregate electric generating capacity, including approximately 10,000 MW of nuclear-fueled capacity. It delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.