Trader Alert: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM), The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC), Sprint Corporation (S)

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) retreated with the stock falling -1.03% or $-0.86 to close at $82.3 on light trading volume of 10.6M compared its three months average trading volume of 11.17M. The Irving Texas 75039 based company operating under the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 3.35% up for the period and down by -7.99% so far this year. With price target of $88.57 and a 6.96% rebound from 52-week low, Exxon Mobil Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) dropped $-3.82 to close the day at a new closing price of $87.28, a -4.19% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 24.99% above its 52 week low of $71.82. A total of 10.57M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.69M. The stock, which fluctuated between $86.35 and $89.84 during the day, currently situated -4.4% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -1.21% in the past one month and up by 8.34% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $90.29 and RSI of 40.86, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Kraft Heinz Company manufactures and markets food and beverage products in the United States, Canada, Europe, and rest of world. The company’s products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy products, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, snack nuts, dressings, packaged dinners, infant/nutrition products, and other grocery products. It offers its products under various brand names, including Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Planters, Velveeta, Philadelphia, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Cracker Barrel, Tassimo, Plasmon, Lea & Perrins, ABC, Master, Quero, Golden Circle, Wattie’s, and Complan. The Kraft Heinz Company sells its products through independent brokers, agents and distributors to chain, wholesale, cooperative and independent grocery accounts, convenience stores, drug stores, value stores, bakeries, pharmacies, mass merchants, club stores, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, health care facilities, and certain government agencies, as well as through its own sales organizations. The company was formerly known as H.J. Heinz Holding Corporation and changed its name to The Kraft Heinz Company in July 2015. The Kraft Heinz Company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Sprint Corporation (S) shares were down in last trading by -1.32% to $9. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.62% over the past week and grew 3.09% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.53% above its 50 day moving average and 40.86% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.74% decrease in value from its one year high of $9.65. The RSI indicator value of 55.55, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Sprint Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various wireless and wireline communications products and services to consumers, businesses, government subscribers, and resellers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company operates in two segments, Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment offers wireless data communication services, including mobile productivity applications, such as Internet access, messaging, and email services; wireless photo and video offerings; location-based capabilities comprising asset and fleet management, dispatch services, and navigation tools; and mobile entertainment applications. It also provides wireless voice communications services that include local and long-distance wireless voice services, as well as voicemail, call waiting, three-way calling, caller identification, directory assistance, and call forwarding services. In addition, this segment offers voice and data services internationally through roaming arrangements; and customized wireless services to large companies and government agencies, as well as sells wireless devices, broadband devices, connected devices, and accessories to agents and other third-party distributors. The Wireline segment provides wireline voice and data communications, including domestic and international data communications using various protocols, such as multiprotocol label switching technologies, Internet protocol (IP), managed network services, Voice over IP, session initiated protocol, and traditional voice services to other communications companies, and targeted business and consumer subscribers, as well as for cable multiple system operators. Sprint Corporation offers its services under the Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Assurance Wireless brands. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. Sprint Corporation is a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Celgene Corporation (CELG), Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Celgene Corporation (CELG) saw its value increase by 0.52% as the stock gained $0.6 to finish the day at a closing price of $117.02. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $94.39-$127 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $115.09 to $117.21 during the day, are down by -2.03% in the past three months and up by 2.09% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.99% above its 20 day moving average and 0.8% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $141.22 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 54.82.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Celgene Corporation discovers, develops, and commercializes therapies to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases worldwide. It offers REVLIMID, an oral immunomodulatory drug for multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and mantle cell lymphoma; POMALYST/IMNOVID to treat multiple myeloma; OTEZLA, a small-molecule inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 for psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, and ankylosing spondylitis; and ABRAXANE, a solvent-free chemotherapy product to treat breast, non-small cell lung, pancreatic, and gastric cancers. The company’s products also include VIDAZA, a pyrimidine nucleoside analog for intermediate-2 and high-risk MDS, chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, and acute myeloid leukemia (AML); THALOMID to treat patients with multiple myeloma and erythema nodosum leprosum; and RITALIN and FOCALIN XR products. Its clinical stage products comprise OTEZLA for use in treating various immune-inflammatory diseases; luspatercept for beta-thalassemia and MDS; CC-486 to treat MDS, AML, and solid tumors; AG-881 for glioma with IDH mutations; LSD1 inhibitor to treat non-hodgkin lymphoma and solid tumors; CC-122 and CC-220 to treat hematological and solid tumor cancers, and inflammation and immunology diseases; and durvalumab, an anti-PDL-1 antibody, for multiple hematological cancers. The company has collaborative agreements with Acceleron Pharma, Inc.; Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Sutro Biopharma, Inc.; bluebird bio, Inc.; FORMA Therapeutics Holdings, LLC; OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; NantBioScience, Inc.; AstraZeneca PLC; Lycera Corp.; Juno Therapeutics, Inc.; Nurix Inc.; and Jounce Therapeutics, Inc.; The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Summit, New Jersey.

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS) shares were down in last trading by -0.51% to $80.5. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 4.14% over the past week and grew 4.05% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.61% above its 50 day moving average and 5.74% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.09% decrease in value from its one year high of $81.67. The RSI indicator value of 58.74, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., a financial services technology company, offers a range of solutions in retail and enterprise banking, payments, capital markets, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, treasury, and insurance. It also provides financial consulting and outsourcing services. The company’s Integrated Financial Solutions segment offers various solutions, including core processing and ancillary applications; digital solutions, such as Internet, mobile, and e-banking; fraud, risk management, and compliance solutions; electronic funds transfer and network services; card solutions; item processing and output services; government payments solutions; e-payment solutions; and retail solutions to regional and community bank market in North America. Its Global Financial Solutions segment provides banking and payments solutions, and consulting and transformation services to financial institution worldwide, which include retail banking and payments services, securities processing and finance, asset management, global trading, corporate liquidity, insurance, wealth management, global commercial services, strategic consulting services, and public sector and education. The company delivers a range of information technology consulting, advisory, and transformational services to financial institutions under the Capco brand. Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) traded within a range of $82.06 to $83.1 after opening the day at $82.91. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -7.4% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.22% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $82.82 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -11% below its 52 week high of $95.55 and 7.63% above its 12-month low of $79.67. The shares are down by over -2.44% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 39.6 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM), Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA) traded within a range of $29.81 to $30.28 after opening the day at $30.19. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 6.67% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.7% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $29.91 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -5.8% below its 52 week high of $31.75 and 29.61% above its 12-month low of $23.33. The shares are up by over 8.92% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 48.74 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.83% or $0.68 to close the day at $82.52 on active trading volume of 8.76M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.37M. The Irving Texas 75039 based company has been outperforming the major integrated oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 7.34%, compared to the industry which has advanced 32.82% over the same period. With RSI of 36.95, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $88.57, making it a hold for now.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) dropped $-0.24 to close the day at a new closing price of $64.15, a -0.37% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 37.16% above its 52 week low of $49.24. A total of 8.53M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 10.85M. The stock, which fluctuated between $63.96 and $64.57 during the day, currently situated -1.25% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.09% in the past one month and up by 0.72% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $68.55 and RSI of 61.33, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Merck & Co., Inc. provides healthcare solutions worldwide. The company offers therapeutic and preventive agents to treat cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes, asthma, nasal allergy symptoms, allergic rhinitis, chronic hepatitis C virus, HIV-1 infection, fungal infections, intra-abdominal infections, hypertension, arthritis and pain, inflammatory, osteoporosis, male pattern hair loss, and fertility diseases. It also offers neuromuscular blocking agents; anti-bacterial products; cholesterol modifying medicines; non-sedating antihistamine; and vaginal contraceptive products. In addition, the company offers products to prevent chemotherapy-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting; treat brain tumors; treat melanoma and metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer; prevent diseases caused by human papillomavirus; and vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, chickenpox, shingles, rotavirus gastroenteritis, and pneumococcal diseases. Further, it offers antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs to treat infectious and respiratory diseases, fertility disorders, and pneumonia in cattle, horses, and swine; vaccines for poultry; parasiticide for sea lice in salmon; and antibiotics and vaccines for fishes. Additionally, the company offers companion animal products, such as ointments for otitis; diabetes mellitus treatment for dogs and cats; anthelmintic products; chewable tablets to treat fleas and ticks in dogs; and products for protection against bites from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and sandflies. It serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and entities, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, distributors, animal producers, and managed health care providers. The company has collaboration agreements with Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc and Agenus; and a research agreement with Proteros Biostructures to develop molecule compounds for various cancer treatments. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

 

Momentum Stocks: Regions Financial Corporation (RF), The Coca-Cola Company (KO), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) retreated with the stock falling -0.62% or $-0.09 to close at $14.49 on light trading volume of 14.42M compared its three months average trading volume of 21.34M. The Birmingham Alabama 35203 based company operating under the Regional – Southeast Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 94.26% up for the period and up by 0.91% so far this year. With price target of $15.23 and a 112.3% rebound from 52-week low, Regions Financial Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Regions Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and bank-related services to individual and corporate customers in the United States. Its Corporate Bank segment offers commercial banking services, such as commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, and investor real estate lending, as well as equipment lease financing services. This segment serves corporate, middle market, small business, and commercial real estate developers and investors. The company’s Consumer Bank segment provides consumer banking products and services related to residential first mortgages, home equity lines and loans, small business loans, indirect loans, consumer credit cards, and other consumer loans, as well as the corresponding deposit relationships. Its Wealth Management segment offers wealth management products and services, including credit related products, trust and investment management, asset management, retirement and savings solutions, estate planning, and personal and commercial insurance products to individuals, businesses, governmental institutions, and non-profit entities. The company also provides insurance coverage for various lines of personal and commercial insurance, such as property, vehicle, casualty, life, health, and accident insurance, as well as commercial crop, life, and environmental insurance; and commercial equipment financing products, as well as offers securities, insurance, and advisory services through financial consultants. In addition, it offers securities brokerage, merger and acquisition advisory, trust, and other specialty financing services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 1,627 banking offices and 1,962 ATMs in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Regions Financial Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) had a active trading with around 14.2M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 13.44M. The stock traded between $41.84 and $42.15 before closing at the price of $42.02 with 0.29% change on the day. The Atlanta Georgia 30313 based company is currently trading 5.37% above its 52 week low of $39.88 and -8.66% below its 52 week high of $47.13. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $45.09 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures and distributes various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. Its sparkling beverages include nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages with carbonation, such as carbonated energy drinks, and carbonated waters and flavored waters. The company’s still beverages comprise nonalcoholic beverages without carbonation, including noncarbonated waters, flavored and enhanced waters, noncarbonated energy drinks, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, and sports drinks. It also provides flavoring ingredients, sweeteners, beverage ingredients, and fountain syrups, as well as powders for purified water products. The Coca-Cola Company sells its products primarily under the Coca-Cola, Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Minute Maid, Georgia, Powerade, Del Valle, Schweppes, Aquarius, Minute Maid Pulpy, Dasani, Simply, Glacéau Vitaminwater, Bonaqua/Bonaqa, Gold Peak, FUZE TEA, Glacéau Smartwater, and Ice Dew brand names. The company offers its beverage products through a network of company-owned or controlled bottling and distribution operators, as well as through independent bottling partners, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers. The Coca-Cola Company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) saw its value decrease by -1.56% as the stock dropped $-1.29 to finish the day at a closing price of $81.48. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $77.58-$95.55 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $81.17 to $82.12 during the day, are down by -3.8% in the past three months and down by -6.54% over the past six months. It is currently trading -4.2% below its 20 day moving average and -6.94% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $88.7 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 28.12.The technical indicator lead us to believe the stock will reverse recent losses any time soon.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

 

Stocks To Track: Arconic Inc. (ARNC), The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Arconic Inc. (ARNC) climbed 1.16% during last trading as the stock added $0.3 to finish the day at $26.2 with about 10.24M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.29M. The $11.48B market cap company, which fluctuated between $25.22 and $26.31 during the day, currently situated 66.11% above its 52 week low of $15.99 and 1.08% away from its one year high of $26.31. The RSI of 83.47 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

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

The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) gained $0.29 to close the day at a new closing price of $29.18, a 1% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 209.11% above its 52 week low of $11. A total of 9.87M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 9.44M. The stock, which fluctuated between $29 and $29.69 during the day, currently situated -10.74% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -8.07% in the past one month and up by 3.22% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $31.53 and RSI of 48.86, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. The company operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL (natural gas liquids) & Petchem Services, and Other segments. It owns and operates natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the offshore Gulf of Mexico through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to the New York City metropolitan area. The company also owns and operates a natural gas pipeline system extending from the San Juan basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to a point on the Canadian border near Sumas, Washington; gulfstream natural gas pipeline system extending from the Mobile Bay area in Alabama to markets in Florida; and constitution pipeline that would connect its gathering system in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to the Iroquois Gas Transmission and Tennessee Gas Pipeline systems in New York. In addition, it provides natural gas gathering, treating, processing, and compression; NGL production, fractionation, storage, marketing, and transportation; deepwater production handling and crude oil transportation; and olefin production services, as well as transports and stores natural gas to local natural gas distribution companies, municipal utilities, direct industrial users, electric power generators, and natural gas marketers and producers. Further, the company extracts, fractionates, treats, stores, and sells ethane/ethylene, propane, propylene, normal butane, isobutene, alky feedstock, and condensate. Additionally, it provides construction management services for third parties. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned and operated approximately 13,600 miles of pipelines. The Williams Companies, Inc. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) had a active trading with around 9.79M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.36M. The stock traded between $82.93 and $83.65 before closing at the price of $83.31 with -0.28% change on the day. The Irving Texas 75039 based company is currently trading 11.21% above its 52 week low of $77.58 and -11.29% below its 52 week high of $95.55. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 35.14 and $88.7 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM), NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) saw its value decrease by -1.93% as the stock dropped $-0.26 to finish the day at a closing price of $13.24. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $7.95-$14.17 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $13.16 to $13.44 during the day, are up by 26.14% in the past three months and up by 43.02% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.16% below its 20 day moving average and 0.71% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $14.8 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 47.55.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated operates as a holding company for The Huntington National Bank that provides commercial, small business, consumer, and mortgage banking services. The company’s Retail and Business Banking segment offers financial products and services, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, consumer loans, and small business loans; and investments, insurance, interest rate risk protection, and foreign exchange and treasury management services. Its Commercial Banking segment provides corporate risk management and institutional sales, trading, and underwriting services; commercial property and casualty, employee benefits, personal lines, life and disability, and specialty lines of insurance; and brokerage and agency services for residential and commercial title insurance, as well as excess and surplus product lines of insurance. The company’s Automobile Finance and Commercial Real Estate segment offers financing for the purchase of vehicles; financing the acquisition of new and used vehicle inventory of franchised automotive dealerships; and financing for land, buildings, and other commercial real estate owned or constructed by real estate developers, automobile dealerships, or other customers. Its Regional Banking and The Huntington Private Client Group segment provides deposits, lending, and other banking services; wealth management services, and retirement plan and corporate trust services; and brokerage, annuities, advisory, and other investment products. The company’s Home Lending segment offers consumer loans and mortgages. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated also provides equipment leasing; and online, mobile, and telephone banking services. The company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) shares were up in last trading by 0.61% to $83.45. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.51% over the past week and fell -8.19% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.96% below its 50 day moving average and -4.45% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -11.14% decrease in value from its one year high of $95.55. The RSI indicator value of 35.26, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) traded within a range of $112.06 to $115.74 after opening the day at $113.3. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 8.1% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.26% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $115.39 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -3.79% below its 52 week high of $119.93 and 370.7% above its 12-month low of $24.75. The shares are up by over 67.36% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 67.65 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

NVIDIA Corporation operates as a visual computing company worldwide. It operates in two segments, GPU and Tegra Processor. The GPU segment offers processors, which include GeForce for PC gaming; Quadro for design professionals working in computer-aided design, video editing, special effects, and other creative applications; Tesla for deep learning, accelerated computing, and general purpose computing; and GRID for cloud-based streaming on gaming devices. The Tegra Processor segment provides processors that integrate a computer onto a single chip under the Tegra brand name; DRIVE automotive computers, which offer supercomputing capabilities; and tablet and portable devices for mobile gaming under the SHIELD name. The company’s products are used in gaming, professional visualization, datacenter, and automotive markets. It sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, system builders, motherboard manufacturers, add-in board manufacturers, and retailers/distributors. The company has a collaboration with ZENRIN to develop a cloud-to-car HD map solution for self-driving cars. NVIDIA Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

 

Momentum Stocks: The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM), Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX)

The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) grew with the stock adding 0.24% or $0.21 to close at $89.29 on light trading volume of 2.65M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.13M. The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15222 based company operating under the Food – Major Diversified industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 19.26% up for the period and up by 2.26% so far this year. With price target of $90.29 and a 31.18% rebound from 52-week low, The Kraft Heinz Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

The Kraft Heinz Company manufactures and markets food and beverage products in the United States, Canada, Europe, and rest of world. The company’s products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy products, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, snack nuts, dressings, packaged dinners, infant/nutrition products, and other grocery products. It offers its products under various brand names, including Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Planters, Velveeta, Philadelphia, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Cracker Barrel, Tassimo, Plasmon, Lea & Perrins, ABC, Master, Quero, Golden Circle, Wattie’s, and Complan. The Kraft Heinz Company sells its products through independent brokers, agents and distributors to chain, wholesale, cooperative and independent grocery accounts, convenience stores, drug stores, value stores, bakeries, pharmacies, mass merchants, club stores, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, health care facilities, and certain government agencies, as well as through its own sales organizations. The company was formerly known as H.J. Heinz Holding Corporation and changed its name to The Kraft Heinz Company in July 2015. The Kraft Heinz Company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) had a active trading with around 19.12M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.21M. The stock traded between $83.13 and $85.07 before closing at the price of $83.89 with -1.14% change on the day. The Irving Texas 75039 based company is currently trading 18.09% above its 52 week low of $74.26 and -10.67% below its 52 week high of $95.55. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $88.83 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) saw its value increase by 1.41% as the stock gained $2.47 to finish the day at a closing price of $177.29. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $129.5-$181.76 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $174.13 to $177.54 during the day, are up by 6.13% in the past three months and up by 1.11% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.8% above its 20 day moving average and 5.07% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $186.33 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 69.14.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Becton, Dickinson and Company develops, manufactures, and sells medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment, and diagnostic products worldwide. It operates in two segments, BD Medical and BD Life Sciences. The BD Medical segment offers syringes, pen needles, and IV sets for diabetes; needles, syringes, and intravenous catheters for medication delivery; prefilled IV flush syringes; regional anesthesia needles and trays; sharps disposal containers; closed-system transfer devices; skin antiseptic products; surgical and laproscopic instrumentations; intravenous medication safety and infusion therapy delivery, and automated medication dispensing and supply management systems; and prefillable drug delivery systems. The BD Life Sciences segment provides integrated systems for specimen collection; safety-engineered blood collection, automated blood culturing and tuberculosis culturing, and microorganism identification and drug susceptibility systems; molecular testing systems for infectious diseases and women’s health; liquid-based cytology systems for cervical cancer screening; rapid diagnostic assays; microbiology laboratory automation, and plated media products; fluorescence-activated cell sorters and analyzers; monoclonal antibodies and kits for performing cell analysis; reagent systems for life science research; molecular indexing and next-generation sequencing sample preparation for genomics research; clinical oncology, immunological, and transplantation diagnostic/monitoring reagents and analyzers; and cell culture media supplements for biopharmaceutical manufacturing. The company markets its products through independent distribution channels and sales representatives to healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, pharmaceutical industry, and general public. Becton, Dickinson and Company was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) saw its value increase by 0.6% as the stock gained $0.45 to finish the day at a closing price of $75.95. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $54.38-$76.87 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $74.61 to $75.99 during the day, are up by 21.88% in the past three months and up by 12.83% over the past six months. It is currently trading 6.01% above its 20 day moving average and 8.38% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $79.19 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 78.81.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators; and advertising services on cable networks, as well as on other platforms, such as digital, radio, and print media. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo owned local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes live-action and animated filmed entertainment, principally under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, and Focus Features names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, as well as in Hollywood, California; Universal studios theme park in Osaka, Japan; Wet ‘n Wild, a water park in Orlando, Florida; and CityWalk, a dining, retail, and entertainment complex. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) shares were up in last trading by 3.12% to $35.04. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 3.55% over the past week and grew 5.13% in the past month. It is currently trading 8.37% above its 50 day moving average and 27.69% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a 0.6% increase in value from its one year high of $35.15. The RSI indicator value of 67.55, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries worldwide. It operates through three segments: Semiconductor Systems, Applied Global Services, and Display and Adjacent Markets. The Semiconductor Systems segment develops, manufactures, and sells a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips or integrated circuits. It offers products and technologies for transistor and interconnect fabrication, including epitaxy, ion implantation, oxidation and nitridation, rapid thermal processing, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, chemical mechanical planarization, and electrochemical deposition; patterning, selective removal, and packaging products and systems that enable the transfer of patterns onto device structures; and metrology, inspection, and review systems for front- and back-end-of-line applications. The Applied Global Services segment provides integrated solutions to optimize equipment and fab performance and productivity, including spares, upgrades, services, remanufactured earlier generation equipment, and factory automation software for semiconductor, display, and other products. The Display and Adjacent Markets segment offers products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays, organic light-emitting diodes, and other display technologies for TVs, personal computers, tablets, smart phones, and other consumer-oriented devices, as well as equipment for flexible substrates. The company serves manufacturers of semiconductor wafers and chips, liquid crystal and other displays, and other electronic devices. Applied Materials, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) traded within a range of $85.04 to $85.75 after opening the day at $85.3. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -5.26% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.11% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $85.51 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -8.95% below its 52 week high of $95.55 and 20.37% above its 12-month low of $73.55. The shares are down by over -0.94% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 41.67 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

 

Investor’s Watch List: Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM), Reynolds American Inc. (RAI)

Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM) had a active trading with around 9.61M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.26M. The stock traded between $34.47 and $35.58 before closing at the price of $34.95 with -3.02% change on the day. The Greenwood Village Colorado 80111 based company is currently trading 107.95% above its 52 week low of $18.72 and -23.98% below its 52 week high of $46.07. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 54.74 and $40.06 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Newmont Mining Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the mining industry. The company primarily acquires, develops, explores for, and produces gold. It also explores for silver and copper properties. The company’s operations and/or assets are located in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, and Suriname. As of December 31, 2015, it had proven and probable gold reserves of 73.7 million ounces and an aggregate land position of approximately 20,000 square miles. The company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.29% or $0.25 to close the day at $85.34 on active trading volume of 9.57M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.35M. The Irving Texas 75039 based company has been outperforming the major integrated oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 15.19%, compared to the industry which has advanced 36.44% over the same period. With RSI of 39.54, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $88.87, making it a hold for now.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) shares were up in last trading by 1.52% to $60.05. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 3.53% over the past week and grew 7.33% in the past month. It is currently trading 8.58% above its 50 day moving average and 17.93% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a 1.33% increase in value from its one year high of $60.1. The RSI indicator value of 85.6, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Reynolds American Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products in the United States. It operates through RJR Tobacco, Santa Fe, and American Snuff segments. The RJR Tobacco segment offers cigarettes under the NEWPORT, CAMEL, PALL MALL, DORAL, MISTY, and CAPRI brands; and CAMEL Snus, a smoke-free tobacco product, as well as manages various licensed brands, including DUNHILL and STATE EXPRESS 555. The Santa Fe segment manufactures and markets cigarettes and other tobacco products under the NATURAL AMERICAN SPIRIT brand. The American Snuff segment provides smokeless tobacco products, such as moist snuff under GRIZZLY and KODIAK brand names. The company also manufactures and markets digital vapor cigarettes under the VUSE brand name; and markets nicotine replacement therapy products under the ZONNIC brand. It distributes its products primarily through direct wholesale deliveries from a local distribution center and public warehouses. Reynolds American Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

 

Momentum Stocks in Focus: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM), ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA), Alcoa Corporation (AA)

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.14% or $0.12 to close the day at $85.09 on active trading volume of 11.83M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.18M. The Irving Texas 75039 based company has been outperforming the major integrated oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 19.08%, compared to the industry which has advanced 40.54% over the same period. With RSI of 37.73, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $88.87, making it a hold for now.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA) grew with the stock adding 0.13% or $0.03 to close at $23.74 on active trading volume of 11.68M compared its three months average trading volume of 10.29M. The Cambridge Massachusetts 02139 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 324.69% up for the period and up by 90.84% so far this year. With price target of $20.63 and a 443.25% rebound from 52-week low, ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an oncology company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of drugs for cancer patients in the United States and internationally. It offers Iclusig (ponatinib), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) for the treatment of adult patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the United States, the European Union, Australia, Switzerland, Israel, and Canada. The company also develops Brigatinib, an investigational inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase for the treatment of various patients with a form of non-small cell lung cancer; and AP32788, for treating non-small cell lung cancer and various other solid tumors. It markets and sells Iclusig through specialty pharmacy in the United States. The company has license agreements with Medinol Ltd. to develop and commercialize stents and other medical devices to deliver ridaforolimus. ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Alcoa Corporation (AA) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 3.33% or $1.21 to close the day at $37.5 on lower than average trading volume of 11.58M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.61M. The New York New York 10022 based company has been outperforming the aluminum companies by 79.1646% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 33.55% YTD, versus the aluminum industry which is up 27.12% for the same period. The RSI of 76.68 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Alcoa Corporation engages in mining and production of bauxite, alumina, and aluminum products. It owns seven bauxite mines located near principal Atlantic and Pacific markets; and provides smelter grade alumina to aluminum manufacturers in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, as well as non-metallurgical grade alumina for industrial chemical operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The company is also involved in mining, refining, smelting, casting, and rolling aluminum products; production of aluminum billets, foundry ingots, rolling slabs, rods, powders, and proprietary alloys; and generation and sale of renewable energy. In addition, it produces and sells rolled aluminum sheets used in packaging, including aluminum bottles and food cans. The company was formerly known as Alcoa Upstream Corporation and changed its name to Alcoa Corporation in October 2016. Alcoa Corporation is based in New York, New York.