Stocks in the Spotlight: Aetna Inc. (AET), Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN), FirstEnergy Corp. (FE)

Aetna Inc. (AET) had a active trading with around 3.82M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.11M. The stock traded between $127.38 and $129.62 before closing at the price of $129.49 with 0.82% change on the day. The Hartford Connecticut 06156 based company is currently trading 31.12% above its 52 week low of $102.52 and -4.94% below its 52 week high of $136.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 69.82 and $139.56 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.66% or $-0.43 to close the day at $64.9 on light trading volume of 3.81M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.87M. The Springdale Arkansas 72762 based company has been outperforming the meat products group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 4.16%, compared to the industry which has dropped -1.32% over the same period. With RSI of 56.77, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $70.33, making it a hold for now.

Tyson Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Prepared Foods. The company raises and processes chickens into fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products; processes live fed cattle and live market hogs; and fabricates dressed beef and pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts, as well as case ready beef and pork, and fully-cooked meats. It also supplies poultry breeding stock; sells allied products, such as hide and meats; and manufactures and markets frozen and refrigerated food products, including pepperoni, bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, pizza crusts and toppings, flour and corn tortilla products, desserts, appetizers, snacks, prepared meals, ethnic foods, soups, sauces, side dishes, meat dishes, breadsticks, and processed meats. Tyson Foods, Inc. offers its products primarily under the Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park, Van’s, Sara Lee, Chef Pierre, Wright, Aidells, State Fair, Gallo Salame, and Golden Island brands. The company sells its products through its sales staff to grocery retailers, grocery wholesalers, meat distributors, warehouse club stores, military commissaries, industrial food processing companies, chain restaurants or their distributors, live markets, international export companies, and domestic distributors, as well as through independent brokers and trading companies. Tyson Foods, Inc. was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas.

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) shares were up in last trading by 0.72% to $30.62. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.48% over the past week and grew 0.76% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.06% above its 50 day moving average and -4.14% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -13.46% decrease in value from its one year high of $36.6. The RSI indicator value of 57.38, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

FirstEnergy Corp., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the United States. The company operates through Regulated Distribution, Regulated Transmission, and Competitive Energy Services segments. It owns and operates coal-fired, nuclear, hydroelectric, oil and natural gas, wind, and solar power generating facilities. The company also provides energy-related products and services to retail and wholesale customers. It operates 24,211 pole miles of overhead and underground transmission lines; and electric distribution systems, including 268,682 miles of overhead pole line and underground conduit carrying primary, secondary, and street lighting circuits; as well as owns substations with a total installed transformer capacity of approximately 154,612,802 kilovolt-amperes. The company serves approximately six million customers within 65,000 square miles in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. FirstEnergy Corp. was founded in 1996 and is based in Akron, Ohio.

 

3 Notable Runners: FirstEnergy Corp. (FE), Chevron Corporation (CVX), Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG)

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.56% or $-0.17 to close the day at $30.36 on lower than average trading volume of 2.57M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.39M. The Akron Ohio 44308 based company has been outperforming the electric utilities companies by -2.8899% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -0.78% YTD, versus the electric utilities industry which is up 1.73% for the same period. The RSI of 54.51 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

FirstEnergy Corp., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the United States. The company operates through Regulated Distribution, Regulated Transmission, and Competitive Energy Services segments. It owns and operates coal-fired, nuclear, hydroelectric, oil and natural gas, wind, and solar power generating facilities. The company also provides energy-related products and services to retail and wholesale customers. It operates 24,211 pole miles of overhead and underground transmission lines; and electric distribution systems, including 268,682 miles of overhead pole line and underground conduit carrying primary, secondary, and street lighting circuits; as well as owns substations with a total installed transformer capacity of approximately 154,612,802 kilovolt-amperes. The company serves approximately six million customers within 65,000 square miles in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. FirstEnergy Corp. was founded in 1996 and is based in Akron, Ohio.

Chevron Corporation (CVX) had a light trading with around 5.81M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.46M. The stock traded between $111.78 and $113.07 before closing at the price of $112.52 with -1.22% change on the day. The San Ramon California 94583 based company is currently trading 40% above its 52 week low of $82.9 and -5.45% below its 52 week high of $119. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 43.69 and $126.25 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. The Upstream segment is involved in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas; processing, liquefaction, transportation, and regasification associated with liquefied natural gas; transportation of crude oil through pipelines; and transportation, storage, and marketing of natural gas, as well as operates a gas-to-liquids plant. The Downstream segment engages in refining crude oil into petroleum products; marketing crude oil and refined products; transporting crude oil and refined products through pipeline, marine vessel, motor equipment, and rail car; and manufacturing and marketing commodity petrochemicals, and fuel and lubricant additives, as well as plastics for industrial uses. It is also involved in the cash management and debt financing activities; corporate administrative operations; insurance operations; real estate activities; and technology businesses. Further, the company holds interests in power plants, as well as operates geothermal plants; and engages in the transportation of refined products primarily in the coastal waters of the United States. The company was formerly known as ChevronTexaco Corporation and changed its name to Chevron Corporation in 2005. Chevron Corporation was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in San Ramon, California.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) traded within a range of $23.67 to $24.32 after opening the day at $23.86. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 3.86% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.21% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $24.24 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -9.18% below its 52 week high of $26.74 and 31.63% above its 12-month low of $18.73. The shares are up by over 13.75% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 62.15 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

3 Trending Stocks: U.S. Bancorp (USB), International Paper Company (IP), FirstEnergy Corp. (FE)

U.S. Bancorp (USB) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.13% or $0.07 to close the day at $53.61 on light trading volume of 3.89M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.41M. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55402 based company has been outperforming the regional – midwest banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 46.75%, compared to the industry which has advanced 58.05% over the same period. With RSI of 63.64, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $54, making it a hold for now.

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

International Paper Company (IP) climbed 1.4% during last trading as the stock added $0.73 to finish the day at $52.89 with about 3.82M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.97M. The $21.45B market cap company, which fluctuated between $51.91 and $53.03 during the day, currently situated 65.91% above its 52 week low of $33.43 and -10.14% away from its one year high of $58.86. The RSI of 44.19 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) saw its value increase by 1.91% as the stock gained $0.57 to finish the day at a closing price of $30.45. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $29.33-$36.6 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $29.81 to $30.52 during the day, are down by -7.97% in the past three months and down by -5.24% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.09% 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 $34.72 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 57.04. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

FirstEnergy Corp., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the United States. The company operates through Regulated Distribution, Regulated Transmission, and Competitive Energy Services segments. It owns and operates coal-fired, nuclear, hydroelectric, oil and natural gas, wind, and solar power generating facilities. The company also provides energy-related products and services to retail and wholesale customers. It operates 24,211 pole miles of overhead and underground transmission lines; and electric distribution systems, including 268,682 miles of overhead pole line and underground conduit carrying primary, secondary, and street lighting circuits; as well as owns substations with a total installed transformer capacity of approximately 154,612,802 kilovolt-amperes. The company serves approximately six million customers within 65,000 square miles in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. FirstEnergy Corp. was founded in 1996 and is based in Akron, Ohio.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM), FirstEnergy Corp. (FE), Synchrony Financial (SYF)

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -2.53% or $-1.13 to close the day at $43.46 on active trading volume of 4.31M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.41M. The Chicago Illinois 60601 based company has been outperforming the farm products group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 33.51%, compared to the industry which has advanced 31.11% over the same period. With RSI of 39.01, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $45, making it a hold for now.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products. Its Agricultural Services segment offers agricultural commodities, such as oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, rice, and barley; and resells those commodities as food and feed ingredients, and raw materials for the agricultural processing industry. The segment is also involved in structured trade finance and the processing of wheat into wheat flour. Its Corn Processing segment offers ingredients used in the food and beverage industry, including sweeteners, starch, syrup, glucose, and dextrose; bio products; alcohol, amino acids, and other food and animal feed ingredients; and ethyl alcohol for industrial use as ethanol or as beverage grade. This segment also offers corn gluten feed and meal, and distillers’ grains; vegetable oil and protein meal; formula feeds, and animal health and nutrition products; and citric acids and glycols for food and industrial products, as well as operates a sugarcane ethanol plant. The company’s Oilseeds Processing segment processes soybeans and soft seeds into vegetable oils and protein meals. It offers ingredients for the food, feed, energy, and industrial products industries; crude vegetable and salad oils; partially refined oils; oilseed protein meals; peanuts, tree nuts, and peanut-derived ingredients; cottonseed flour for the pharmaceutical industry; cotton cellulose pulp for the chemical, paper, and filter markets; and agricultural commodity raw materials. Its Wild Flavors and Specialty Ingredients segment offers natural flavor ingredients, flavor systems, natural colors, proteins, emulsifiers, soluble fiber, polyols, hydrocolloids, natural health and nutrition products, edible beans, and other specialty food and feed ingredients. The company is also involved in futures commission and insurance activities. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) climbed 0.17% during last trading as the stock added $0.05 to finish the day at $30.04 with about 4.24M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.45M. The $12.83B market cap company, which fluctuated between $29.83 and $30.07 during the day, currently situated 3.67% above its 52 week low of $29.33 and -15.1% away from its one year high of $36.6. The RSI of 52.07 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

FirstEnergy Corp., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the United States. The company operates through Regulated Distribution, Regulated Transmission, and Competitive Energy Services segments. It owns and operates coal-fired, nuclear, hydroelectric, oil and natural gas, wind, and solar power generating facilities. The company also provides energy-related products and services to retail and wholesale customers. It operates 24,211 pole miles of overhead and underground transmission lines; and electric distribution systems, including 268,682 miles of overhead pole line and underground conduit carrying primary, secondary, and street lighting circuits; as well as owns substations with a total installed transformer capacity of approximately 154,612,802 kilovolt-amperes. The company serves approximately six million customers within 65,000 square miles in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. FirstEnergy Corp. was founded in 1996 and is based in Akron, Ohio.

Synchrony Financial (SYF) saw its value decrease by -0.78% as the stock dropped $-0.28 to finish the day at a closing price of $35.77. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $23.25-$38.06 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $35.38 to $35.88 during the day, are up by 23.32% in the past three months and up by 29.96% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.73% below its 20 day moving average and -0.74% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $42.82 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 46.42. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Synchrony Financial operates as a consumer financial services company in the United States. The company offers private label credit cards, dual cards, and small and medium-sized business credit products; and promotional financing for consumer purchases, such as private label credit cards and installment loans. It also provides promotional financing to consumers for elective healthcare procedures or services, such as dental, veterinary, cosmetic, vision, and audiology; debt cancellation products; and deposit products, including certificates of deposit, individual retirement, money market, and savings accounts, as well as accepts deposits through third-party securities brokerage firms. The company offers its credit products through programs established with a group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations, and healthcare service providers; and deposit products through multiple channels, including online, print, and radio advertising. Synchrony Financial was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. Synchrony Financial operates independently of GE Consumer Finance, Inc. as of November 17, 2015.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV), FirstEnergy Corp. (FE), D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI)

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -2.88% or $-1.11 to close the day at $37.46 on active trading volume of 4.35M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.48M. The Houston Texas 77036 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas equipment & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 34.11%, compared to the industry which has advanced 32.35% over the same period. With RSI of 44.13, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $34.83, making it a hold for now.

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

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) retreated with the stock falling -0.03% or $-0.01 to close at $29.88 on light trading volume of 4.32M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.54M. The Akron Ohio 44308 based company operating under the Electric Utilities industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -7.29% down for the period and down by -2.35% so far this year. With price target of $34.72 and a 3.11% rebound from 52-week low, FirstEnergy Corp. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

FirstEnergy Corp., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the United States. The company operates through Regulated Distribution, Regulated Transmission, and Competitive Energy Services segments. It owns and operates coal-fired, nuclear, hydroelectric, oil and natural gas, wind, and solar power generating facilities. The company also provides energy-related products and services to retail and wholesale customers. It operates 24,211 pole miles of overhead and underground transmission lines; and electric distribution systems, including 268,682 miles of overhead pole line and underground conduit carrying primary, secondary, and street lighting circuits; as well as owns substations with a total installed transformer capacity of approximately 154,612,802 kilovolt-amperes. The company serves approximately six million customers within 65,000 square miles in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. FirstEnergy Corp. was founded in 1996 and is based in Akron, Ohio.

D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.34% or $-0.4 to close the day at $29.49 on lower than average trading volume of 4.31M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.11M. The Fort Worth Texas 76102 based company has been outperforming the residential construction companies by 4.8266% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 8.27% YTD, versus the residential construction industry which is up 6.22% for the same period. The RSI of 53.02 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 26 states and 78 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America’s Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Regent Homes, Crown Communities, and Pacific Ridge Homes. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes; and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes, and condominiums. It is also involved in the origination and sale of mortgages; and provision of title insurance policies, and examination and closing services. The company primarily serves title insurance agents, homebuyers, and homebuilding customers. D.R. Horton, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Investor’s Watch List: Chevron Corporation (CVX), Concho Resources Inc. (CXO), FirstEnergy Corp. (FE)

Chevron Corporation (CVX) had a active trading with around 7.94M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.93M. The stock traded between $110.76 and $112.2 before closing at the price of $111.35 with -0.42% change on the day. The San Ramon California 94583 based company is currently trading 45.66% above its 52 week low of $79.85 and -6.43% below its 52 week high of $119. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 31.11 and $125.67 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. The Upstream segment is involved in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas; processing, liquefaction, transportation, and regasification associated with liquefied natural gas; transportation of crude oil through pipelines; and transportation, storage, and marketing of natural gas, as well as operates a gas-to-liquids plant. The Downstream segment engages in refining crude oil into petroleum products; marketing crude oil and refined products; transporting crude oil and refined products through pipeline, marine vessel, motor equipment, and rail car; and manufacturing and marketing commodity petrochemicals, and fuel and lubricant additives, as well as plastics for industrial uses. It is also involved in the cash management and debt financing activities; corporate administrative operations; insurance operations; real estate activities; and technology businesses. Further, the company holds interests in power plants, as well as operates geothermal plants; and engages in the transportation of refined products primarily in the coastal waters of the United States. The company was formerly known as ChevronTexaco Corporation and changed its name to Chevron Corporation in 2005. Chevron Corporation was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in San Ramon, California.

Concho Resources Inc. (CXO) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.48% or $0.66 to close the day at $139.44 on light trading volume of 1.03M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.49M. The Midland Texas 79701 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas drilling & exploration group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 51.55%, compared to the industry which has advanced 91.63% over the same period. With RSI of 52.55, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $161.51, making it a hold for now.

Concho Resources Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, development, exploration, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the Unites States. The company’s principal operating areas are located in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and West Texas. As of December 31, 2015, its total estimated proved reserves were 623.5 million barrel of oil equivalent. Concho Resources Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Midland, Texas.

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) shares were up in last trading by 1.68% to $30.32. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.5% over the past week and fell -2.57% in the past month. It is currently trading -2.14% below its 50 day moving average and -6.72% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -15.34% decrease in value from its one year high of $36.6. The RSI indicator value of 47.56, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

FirstEnergy Corp., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the United States. The company operates through Regulated Distribution, Regulated Transmission, and Competitive Energy Services segments. It owns and operates coal-fired, nuclear, hydroelectric, oil and natural gas, wind, and solar power generating facilities. The company also provides energy-related products and services to retail and wholesale customers. It operates 24,211 pole miles of overhead and underground transmission lines; and electric distribution systems, including 268,682 miles of overhead pole line and underground conduit carrying primary, secondary, and street lighting circuits; as well as owns substations with a total installed transformer capacity of approximately 154,612,802 kilovolt-amperes. The company serves approximately six million customers within 65,000 square miles in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. FirstEnergy Corp. was founded in 1996 and is based in Akron, Ohio.

 

Trader Alert: Textron Inc. (TXT), Viacom, Inc. (VIAB), FirstEnergy Corp. (FE)

Textron Inc. (TXT) retreated with the stock falling -1.53% or $-0.74 to close at $47.77 on active trading volume of 3.44M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.77M. The Providence Rhode Island 02903 based company operating under the Aerospace/Defense – Major Diversified industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 42.5% up for the period and down by -1.63% so far this year. With price target of $52.5 and a 55.97% rebound from 52-week low, Textron Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Textron Inc. operates in the aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses worldwide. It operates through five segments: Textron Aviation, Bell, Textron Systems, Industrial, and Finance. The Textron Aviation segment manufactures and sells business jets, turboprop aircraft, piston engine aircraft, and military trainer and defense aircraft; and commercial parts, as well as provides maintenance, inspection, and repair services. The Bell segment provides military and commercial helicopters, tiltrotor aircraft, and related spare parts and services. The Textron Systems segment produces unmanned aircraft systems; smart weapons, airborne and ground-based sensors and surveillance systems, and protection systems; armored vehicles, turrets, and related subsystems, as well as marine craft; test equipment and electronic warfare test, and training solutions; piston aircraft engines; and intelligence software solutions. This segment also designs, develops, manufactures, installs, and maintains full flight simulators, as well as offers training services. The Industrial segment offers blow-molded plastic fuel systems, windshield and headlamp washer systems, catalytic reduction systems, and engine camshafts, as well as plastic bottles and containers; golf cars, off-road utility and light transportation vehicles, aviation ground support equipment, professional turf-maintenance equipment, and turf-care vehicles; and powered equipment, electrical test and measurement instruments, mechanical and hydraulic tools, cable connectors, fiber optic assemblies, underground and aerial transmission and distribution products, and power utility products used in the construction, maintenance, telecommunications, data communications, electrical, utility, and plumbing industries. The Finance segment provides financing to purchase new and pre-owned aircrafts and helicopters. Textron Inc. was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.

Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) gained $0.12 to close the day at a new closing price of $41.97, a 0.29% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 43.8% above its 52 week low of $30.11. A total of 3.43M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.87M. The stock, which fluctuated between $41.58 and $42.21 during the day, currently situated -9.09% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 17.27% in the past one month and up by 11.82% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $41.75 and RSI of 78.75, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Viacom, Inc. operates as media brand worldwide. The company creates television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, applications, games, consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment content for audiences. It operates through two segments, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment provides entertainment content and related branded products for consumers through approximately 250 locally programmed and operated TV channels, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, SPIKE, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Channel 5 (UK), Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick, Paramount Channel, and others, as well as through online, mobile, and apps. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, finances, acquires, and distributes motion pictures, television programming, and other entertainment content under the Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Nickelodeon Movies, MTV Films, and Paramount Television brands; and distributes films released under the Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, and Insurge Pictures brands. This segment exhibits motion pictures theatrically through home entertainment, licensing to television and digital platforms, and ancillary activities. The company releases its content through download-to-own, download-to-rent, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, transactional video-on-demand, pay television, subscription video-on-demand, basic cable television, free television, and free video-on-demand, as well as airlines and hotels. Viacom, Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) shares were up in last trading by 0.57% to $29.99. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.17% over the past week and fell -4.12% in the past month. It is currently trading -3.46% below its 50 day moving average and -7.87% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -16.26% decrease in value from its one year high of $36.6. The RSI indicator value of 38.58, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

FirstEnergy Corp., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the United States. The company operates through Regulated Distribution, Regulated Transmission, and Competitive Energy Services segments. It owns and operates coal-fired, nuclear, hydroelectric, oil and natural gas, wind, and solar power generating facilities. The company also provides energy-related products and services to retail and wholesale customers. It operates 24,211 pole miles of overhead and underground transmission lines; and electric distribution systems, including 268,682 miles of overhead pole line and underground conduit carrying primary, secondary, and street lighting circuits; as well as owns substations with a total installed transformer capacity of approximately 154,612,802 kilovolt-amperes. The company serves approximately six million customers within 65,000 square miles in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. FirstEnergy Corp. was founded in 1996 and is based in Akron, Ohio.

 

Stocks Highlights: Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP), Nucor Corporation (NUE), FirstEnergy Corp. (FE)

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) had a active trading with around 5.83M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.83M. The stock traded between $37.01 and $38.69 before closing at the price of $38.63 with 4.41% change on the day. The Dallas Texas 75225 based company is currently trading 126.51% above its 52 week low of $18.62 and -8.41% below its 52 week high of $43.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 66.31 and $44.18 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. engages in the natural gas midstream, and intrastate transportation and storage businesses in the United States. The company’s Intrastate Transportation and Storage segment transports natural gas from various natural gas producing areas, and through ET fuel system and HPL system. It owns and operates 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas. Its Interstate Transportation and Storage segment provides natural gas transportation and storage services; owns and operates approximately 12,300 miles of interstate natural gas pipeline; and has interests in various natural gas pipelines. The company’s Midstream segment gathers, compresses, treats, blends, processes, and markets natural gas. It owns and operates 35,000 miles of in service natural gas, 31 natural gas processing plants, 21 natural gas treating facilities, and 4 natural gas conditioning facilities. The company’s Liquids Transportation and Services segment transports mixed NGLs and other hydrocarbons; stores mixed NGLs, NGL products, and petrochemical products; and separates mixed NGL streams into purity products. It owns and operates various NGL pipelines, and NGL storage facilities with aggregate storage capacity of approximately 51 million barrels. Its Investment in Sunoco Logistics segment gathers, purchases, markets, and sells crude oil; and owns and operates 1,800 miles of refined products pipelines. The company’s Retail Marketing segment sells motor fuel and merchandise at company-operated retail locations and branded convenience stores in 14 states, primarily on the east coast and south regions of the United States. Its Other segment provides natural gas compression equipment and compression services; manages coal and natural resources property, sells standing timber, and leases coal-related infrastructure facilities; and generates electrical power. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Nucor Corporation (NUE) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.99% or $-1.21 to close the day at $59.71 on active trading volume of 5.82M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.16M. The Charlotte North Carolina 28211 based company has been outperforming the steel & iron group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 68.38%, compared to the industry which has advanced 100.68% over the same period. With RSI of 44.96, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $64.41, making it a hold for now.

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

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) shares were up in last trading by 0.74% to $29.8. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -3.12% over the past week and fell -4.55% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.31% below its 50 day moving average and -8.58% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -16.79% decrease in value from its one year high of $36.6. The RSI indicator value of 37.53, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

FirstEnergy Corp., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the United States. The company operates through Regulated Distribution, Regulated Transmission, and Competitive Energy Services segments. It owns and operates coal-fired, nuclear, hydroelectric, oil and natural gas, wind, and solar power generating facilities. The company also provides energy-related products and services to retail and wholesale customers. It operates 24,211 pole miles of overhead and underground transmission lines; and electric distribution systems, including 268,682 miles of overhead pole line and underground conduit carrying primary, secondary, and street lighting circuits; as well as owns substations with a total installed transformer capacity of approximately 154,612,802 kilovolt-amperes. The company serves approximately six million customers within 65,000 square miles in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. FirstEnergy Corp. was founded in 1996 and is based in Akron, Ohio.

 

Stocks In Queue: Rice Energy Inc. (RICE), Mattel, Inc. (MAT), FirstEnergy Corp. (FE)

Rice Energy Inc. (RICE) climbed 5.13% during last trading as the stock added $1.05 to finish the day at $21.52 with about 3.87M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.95M. The $4.43B market cap company, which fluctuated between $20.94 and $21.71 during the day, currently situated 167% above its 52 week low of $8.06 and -26.7% away from its one year high of $29.36. The RSI of 50.89 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Rice Energy Inc., an independent natural gas and oil company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquid (NGL) properties in the Appalachian Basin. The company operates through two segments, Exploration and Production, and Midstream. As of December 31, 2015, it held approximately 92,000 net acres in the southwestern core of the Marcellus Shale, Pennsylvania; and approximately 56,000 net acres in the southeastern core of the Utica Shale located in Belmont County, Ohio. The company also has operations in the Upper Devonian Shale located on Pennsylvania acreage. It had 120 net producing wells in the Marcellus Shale; 4 net producing wells in the Upper Devonian Shale; and 19 net producing wells in the Utica Shale. The company is also involved in the gathering and compression of natural gas, oil, and NGL; and the provision of water services to support well completion activities. Rice Energy Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Mattel, Inc. (MAT) gained $0.95 to close the day at a new closing price of $31.19, a 3.14% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 25.4% above its 52 week low of $25.95. A total of 3.84M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.91M. The stock, which fluctuated between $30.25 and $31.23 during the day, currently situated -7.1% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 9.36% in the past one month and down by -3.61% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $35.36 and RSI of 60.43, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Mattel, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a range of toy products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: North America, International, and American Girl. It offers dolls and accessories, vehicles and play sets, and games and puzzles under the Mattel Girls & Boys brands, including Barbie, Monster High, Disney Classics, Ever After High, Little Mommy, Polly Pocket, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, CARS, Disney Planes, BOOMco, Radica, Toy Story, Max Steel, WWE Wrestling, and DC Comics. The company also provides its products under the Fisher-Price brands, such as Fisher-Price, Little People, BabyGear, Laugh & Learn, Imaginext, Thomas & Friends, Dora the Explorer, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney Jake, the Never Land Pirates, and Power Wheels. In addition, it offers its products under the American Girl brands comprising Truly Me, BeForever, and Bitty Baby; and construction, and arts and crafts brands, such as MEGA BLOKS, RoseArt, and Board Dudes, as well as publishes the American Girl magazine. Mattel, Inc. sells its products directly to consumers via its catalog, Website, and proprietary retail stores, as well as directly to retailers, including discount and free-standing toy stores, chain stores, department stores, and other retail outlets; to wholesalers; and through agents and distributors. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in El Segundo, California.

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) had a light trading with around 3.84M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.49M. The stock traded between $29.51 and $29.85 before closing at the price of $29.58 with -0.1% change on the day. The Akron Ohio 44308 based company is currently trading 0.85% above its 52 week low of $29.33 and -17.41% below its 52 week high of $36.6. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 32.96 and $34.81 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

FirstEnergy Corp., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the United States. The company operates through Regulated Distribution, Regulated Transmission, and Competitive Energy Services segments. It owns and operates coal-fired, nuclear, hydroelectric, oil and natural gas, wind, and solar power generating facilities. The company also provides energy-related products and services to retail and wholesale customers. It operates 24,211 pole miles of overhead and underground transmission lines; and electric distribution systems, including 268,682 miles of overhead pole line and underground conduit carrying primary, secondary, and street lighting circuits; as well as owns substations with a total installed transformer capacity of approximately 154,612,802 kilovolt-amperes. The company serves approximately six million customers within 65,000 square miles in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. FirstEnergy Corp. was founded in 1996 and is based in Akron, Ohio.

 

Investor’s Alert: FirstEnergy Corp. (FE), American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO), Union Pacific Corporation (UNP)

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.43% or $-0.43 to close the day at $29.61 on lower than average trading volume of 3.93M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.49M. The Akron Ohio 44308 based company has been underperforming the electric utilities companies by -8.8759% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -4.39% YTD, versus the electric utilities industry which is down -0.08% for the same period. The RSI of 33.1 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

FirstEnergy Corp., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the United States. The company operates through Regulated Distribution, Regulated Transmission, and Competitive Energy Services segments. It owns and operates coal-fired, nuclear, hydroelectric, oil and natural gas, wind, and solar power generating facilities. The company also provides energy-related products and services to retail and wholesale customers. It operates 24,211 pole miles of overhead and underground transmission lines; and electric distribution systems, including 268,682 miles of overhead pole line and underground conduit carrying primary, secondary, and street lighting circuits; as well as owns substations with a total installed transformer capacity of approximately 154,612,802 kilovolt-amperes. The company serves approximately six million customers within 65,000 square miles in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. FirstEnergy Corp. was founded in 1996 and is based in Akron, Ohio.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) had a light trading with around 3.93M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.73M. The stock traded between $14.65 and $14.97 before closing at the price of $14.74 with -1.47% change on the day. The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15203 based company is currently trading 18.89% above its 52 week low of $12.78 and -23.49% below its 52 week high of $19.55. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 37.39 and $18.4 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer offering on-trend clothing, accessories, and personal care products under the American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie brands. The company provides denim, bottoms, and other apparel, as well as footwear and accessories for men and women; and intimates, including bras, undies, swim, and other products, as well as apparel and personal care products for women. In addition, it offers sports apparel under the Tailgate brand; and menswear products under the Todd Snyder New York brand name. The company operates approximately 1,000 stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom, and ships to 81 countries through its websites. It also offers its merchandise at 151 stores operated by licensees in 22 countries, as well as through its Websites at ae.com, aerie.com, TailgateClothing.com, and ToddSnyder.com. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) traded within a range of $106.93 to $108.64 after opening the day at $108.64. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.16% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.56% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $107.99 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -0.91% below its 52 week high of $108.98 and 65.16% above its 12-month low of $68.72. The shares are up by over 19.85% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 64.64 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. It offers freight transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive products, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash. The company also provides transportation services for coal and petroleum coke; industrial products consisting of construction products, minerals, consumer goods, metals, lumber, paper, and other miscellaneous products; and intermodal import and export containers and trailers. Union Pacific Corporation’s rail network includes 32,084 route miles linking the Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and eastern United States gateways. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.