3 Trending Stocks: Lincoln National Corporation (LNC), Celanese Corporation (CE), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB)

Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.48% or $1.05 to close the day at $72.13 on active trading volume of 2.24M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.57M. The Radnor Pennsylvania 19087 based company has been outperforming the life insurance group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 117.54%, compared to the industry which has advanced 47.61% over the same period. With RSI of 67.16, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $73.17, making it a hold for now.

Lincoln National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the United States. It operates through four segments: Annuities, Retirement Plan Services, Life Insurance, and Group Protection. The company sells a range of wealth protection, accumulation, and retirement income products and solutions. Its products include fixed and indexed annuities, variable annuities, universal life insurance (UL), variable universal life insurance (VUL), linked-benefit UL, term life insurance, indexed universal life insurance, and employer-sponsored retirement plans and services, as well as group life, disability, and dental products. Lincoln National Corporation also provides various plan investment vehicles, including individual and group variable annuities, group fixed annuities, and mutual fund-based programs; single and survivorship versions of UL and VUL, including corporate-owned UL and VUL, and bank-owned UL and VUL insurance products; and group non-medical insurance products, principally term life, universal life, disability, dental, vision, accident, and critical illness insurance to the employer market place through various forms of contributory and non-contributory plans. The company distributes its products through consultants, brokers, planners, agents, financial advisors, third-party administrators, and other intermediaries. Lincoln National Corporation was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

Celanese Corporation (CE) fell -0.05% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.04 to finish the day at $88.38 with about 1.03M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 860.53K. The $12.6B market cap company, which fluctuated between $87.57 and $88.48 during the day, currently situated 56.37% above its 52 week low of $57.49 and -0.61% away from its one year high of $88.92. The RSI of 65.28 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Celanese Corporation, a technology and specialty materials company, manufactures and sells value-added chemicals, thermoplastic polymers, and other chemical-based products worldwide. The company’s Advanced Engineered Materials segment develops, produces, and supplies specialty polymers for automotive and medical applications, as well as for use in industrial products and consumer electronics. Its Consumer Specialties segment provides cellulose acetate flakes, films, and tows for use in filtration applications; food protection ingredients, such as potassium sorbate and sorbic acid for food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries; Sunett, a sweetener for use in various beverages, confections, and dairy products; and Qorus, a sweetener system designed for low-to no-calorie carbonated and non-carbonated beverages, flavored waters, energy drinks, and milk and dairy products. The company’s Industrial Specialties segment offers vinyl acetate-based emulsions for use in paints and coatings, adhesives, construction, glass fiber, textiles, and paper applications; and ethylene vinyl acetate resins and compounds, as well as low-density polyethylene for use in flexible packaging films, lamination film products, hot melt adhesives, medical products, automotive parts, and carpeting applications. Its Acetyl Intermediates segment produces and sells acetyl products, including acetic acid, vinyl acetate monomers, acetic anhydride, and acetate esters that are used as starting materials for colorants, paints, adhesives, coatings, and pharmaceuticals. The segment also provides organic solvents and intermediates for use in pharmaceutical, agricultural, and chemical products. The company was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) saw its value increase by 3.03% as the stock gained $0.81 to finish the day at a closing price of $27.55. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $14.56-$27.88 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $26.64 to $27.58 during the day, are up by 13.16% in the past three months and up by 43.26% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.32% above its 20 day moving average and 3.19% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $27.47 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 60.4. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

Trader’s Round Up: Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), First Data Corporation (FDC)

Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) grew with the stock adding 0.22% or $0.05 to close at $22.79 on light trading volume of 4.93M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.32M. The Detroit Michigan 48243 based company operating under the Mortgage Investment industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 43.33% up for the period and up by 19.82% so far this year. With price target of $25.75 and a 53.57% rebound from 52-week low, Ally Financial Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Ally Financial Inc., a diversified financial services company, provides a range of financial products and services primarily to automotive dealers and their retail customers in the United States. It offers dealer financial services, including a range of financial services and insurance products to automotive dealers and retail customers. The company also provides automotive finance services for dealers, such as new and used vehicle inventory financing; inventory insurance; term loans, including real estate and working capital loans; and vehicle remarketing services, as well as vehicle service contracts (VCSs) and guaranteed automobile protection (GAP) products. In addition, it offers retail automotive financing for new and used vehicles, and leasing for new vehicles; consumer finance protection and insurance products, such as VSCs, maintenance coverage, and GAP products; commercial insurance products; and senior secured commercial-lending products. Further, the company, through its subsidiary, Ally Bank provides savings and money market accounts, certificates of deposit, interest-bearing checking accounts, trust accounts, and individual retirement accounts; and online and mobile banking, electronic bill pay, remote deposit, and electronic funds transfer. It also engages in the management of held-for-investment mortgage loan portfolio that includes the execution of bulk purchases of jumbo and low-to-moderate income mortgage loans originated by third parties. The company was formerly known as GMAC Inc. and changed its name to Ally Financial Inc. in May 2010. Ally Financial Inc. was founded in 1919 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) gained $0.36 to close the day at a new closing price of $26.51, a 1.38% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 96.79% above its 52 week low of $14.56. A total of 4.85M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.11M. The stock, which fluctuated between $26.21 and $26.66 during the day, currently situated -4.43% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.14% in the past one month and up by 16.1% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $27.47 and RSI of 50.59, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

First Data Corporation (FDC) shares were up in last trading by 1.87% to $15.82. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.15% over the past week and grew 2.59% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.52% above its 50 day moving average and 18.32% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.8% decrease in value from its one year high of $16.11. The RSI indicator value of 58.75, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

First Data Corporation provides electronic commerce solutions for merchants, financial institutions, and card issuers worldwide. It operates through three segments: Global Business Solutions, Global Financial Solutions, and Network & Security Solutions. The Global Business Solutions segment offers retail point-of-sale merchant acquiring and e-commerce services; and next-generation offerings, such as mobile payment services and webstore-in-a-box solutions, as well as its cloud-based Clover point-of-sale operating system, which includes a marketplace for proprietary and third-party business applications. The Global Financial Solutions segment provides credit solutions for bank and non-bank issuers, including credit and retail private-label card processing solutions; and licensed financial software systems, such as VisionPLUS bank processing application and lending solutions. This segment also offers a suite of related services, including card personalization and embossing, statement printing, client service, and remittance processing services to financial institutions. The Network & Security Solutions segment provides various value-added solutions, which include electronic funds transfer network solutions, such as debit card processing solutions; stored value network solutions; and security and fraud management solutions. This segment also supports its online and mobile banking digital strategies, and its business supporting mobile wallets. First Data Corporation was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Traders Watch list: PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX)

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) saw its value increase by 2.15% as the stock gained $0.86 to finish the day at a closing price of $40.88. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $32.01-$44.52 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $39.92 to $40.99 during the day, are down by -0.97% in the past three months and up by 7.3% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.19% above its 20 day moving average and 1.75% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $46.83 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 55.32.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

PayPal Holdings, Inc. operates as a technology platform company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants worldwide. It enables businesses of various sizes to accept payments from merchant Websites, mobile devices, and applications, as well as at offline retail locations through a range of payment solutions, including PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, and Xoom products. The company’s platform allows customers to pay and get paid, transfer and withdraw funds to their bank accounts, and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in various currencies. PayPal Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) shares were down in last trading by -2.27% to $25.89. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.33% over the past week and fell -3.25% in the past month. It is currently trading -2.82% below its 50 day moving average and 21.92% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.67% decrease in value from its one year high of $27.88. The RSI indicator value of 42.33, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX) traded within a range of $25.15 to $25.32 after opening the day at $25.2. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 16.69% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.04% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $25.24 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -0.55% below its 52 week high of $25.38 and 61.07% above its 12-month low of $16.4. The shares are up by over 14.52% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 80.64 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Boston Scientific Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices for use in various interventional medical specialties worldwide. It operates through three segments: Cardiovascular, Rhythm Management, and MedSurg. The company offers interventional cardiology products, including drug-eluting coronary stent systems used in the treatment of coronary artery disease; coronary technology products to treat atherosclerosis; intraluminal catheter-directed ultrasound imaging catheters and systems for use in coronary arteries and heart chambers, as well as peripheral vessels; and structural heart therapy systems. It also provides stents, balloon catheters, wires, peripheral embolization devices, and vena cava filters used to treat peripheral disease; and biliary stents, drainage catheters, and micro-puncture sets to treat, diagnose, and ease benign and malignant tumors. In addition, the company offers cardiac rhythm management devices, such as implantable cardioverter defibrillator systems to detect and treat abnormally fast heart rhythms; implantable cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker systems used to treat heart failure; and medical technologies to diagnose and treat rate and rhythm disorders of the heart comprising steerable radio frequency ablation catheters, intracardiac ultrasound catheters, diagnostic catheters, delivery sheaths, and other accessories. Further, it provides products to diagnose and treat diseases of the pulmonary and gastrointestinal conditions; devices to diagnose, treat, and ease pulmonary disease systems within the airway and lungs; products to treat urinary stone disease and benign prostatic hyperplasia; mid-urethral sling products, sling and graft materials, pelvic floor reconstruction kits, and suturing devices; and spinal cord stimulator systems. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Stocks To Watch: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) traded within a range of $828.26 to $842.49 after opening the day at $836.59. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 12.01% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.91% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $839.95 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -0.86% below its 52 week high of $847.21 and 77.2% above its 12-month low of $474. The shares are up by over 6.94% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 70.41 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the retail sale of consumer products in North America and internationally. It operates through the North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) segments. The company sells merchandise and content purchased for resale from vendors, as well as those offered by third-party sellers through retail Websites, such as amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.com.mx, amazon.com.au, amazon.com.br, amazon.cn, amazon.fr, amazon.de, amazon.in, amazon.it, amazon.co.jp, amazon.nl, amazon.es, and amazon.co.uk. It also manufactures and sells electronic devices, including kindle e-readers, fire tablets, fire TVs, and echo, as well as fire phones; and provides Kindle Direct Publishing, an online platform that allows independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store. In addition, the company offers programs that enable sellers to sell their products on its Websites, as well as their own branded Websites; and programs that allow authors, musicians, filmmakers, app developers, and others to publish and sell content. Further, it offers compute, storage, database, and other AWS services, as well as fulfillment, publishing, digital content subscriptions, advertising, and co-branded credit card agreements services. Additionally, the company offers Amazon Prime, an annual membership program, which provides free shipping of various items; access to unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes; and other services. It serves consumers, sellers, developers, enterprises, and content creators. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.14% or $-0.3 to close the day at $25.94 on light trading volume of 6.59M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.24M. The Cincinnati Ohio 45263 based company has been outperforming the regional – midwest banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 73.5%, compared to the industry which has advanced 47.57% over the same period. With RSI of 42.89, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $27.4, making it a hold for now.

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

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) dropped $-0.69 to close the day at a new closing price of $110.61, a -0.62% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 30.17% above its 52 week low of $86.25. A total of 6.51M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 8.34M. The stock, which fluctuated between $110.55 and $111.54 during the day, currently situated -1.23% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.27% in the past one month and up by 20.64% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $112.3 and RSI of 68.74, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company’s Media Networks segment operates cable programming services, including the ESPN, Disney channels, and Freeform networks; broadcast businesses, which include the ABC TV Network and eight owned television stations; radio businesses consisting of the ESPN Radio Network; and the Radio Disney network. It also produces and sells original live-action and animated television programming to first-run syndication and other television markets, as well as subscription video on demand services and in home entertainment formats, such as DVD, Blu-Ray, and iTunes. Its Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the Disneyland Resort in California. This segment also operates Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, Disney Vacation Club, Disney Cruise Line, and Adventures by Disney; and manages Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Shanghai Disney Resort, as well as licenses its intellectual property to a third party for the operations of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan. The company’s Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution in the theatrical, home entertainment, and television markets primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Touchstone banners. This segment also produces stage plays and musical recordings; licenses and produces live entertainment events; and provides visual and audio effects, and other post-production services. Its Consumer Products & Interactive Media segment licenses its trade names, characters, and visual and literary properties; develops and publishes games for mobile platforms; and sells its products through The Disney Store, DisneyStore.com, and MarvelStore.com, as well as directly to retailers. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.

 

Stocks To Track: Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), Corning Incorporated (GLW)

Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) fell -1.13% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.65 to finish the day at $57.09 with about 3M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.61M. The $16.42B market cap company, which fluctuated between $56.34 and $58.25 during the day, currently situated 78.56% above its 52 week low of $33.72 and -6.93% away from its one year high of $61.34. The RSI of 42.7 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Principal Financial Group, Inc. provides retirement, asset management, and insurance products and services to businesses, individuals, and institutional clients worldwide. It operates through Retirement and Income Solutions, Principal Global Investors, Principal International, and U.S. Insurance Solutions segments. The Retirement and Income Solutions segment provides a portfolio of asset accumulation products and services, including retirement savings and income. It offers products and services for defined contribution pension plans, including 401(k) and 403(b) plans, defined benefit pension plans, nonqualified executive benefit plans, and employee stock ownership plans; individual retirement accounts and payroll deduction plans; investment-only products; and annuities, mutual funds, and bank products. The Principal Global Investors segment provides equity, fixed income, real estate, and other alternative investments, as well as asset allocation, stable value management, and other structured investment strategies. The Principal International segment offers pension accumulation and income annuity products, mutual funds, asset management, and life insurance accumulation products, as well as voluntary savings plans in Brazil, Chile, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, India, Mexico, and the Southeast Asia. The U.S. Insurance Solutions segment provides individual life insurance products comprising universal and variable universal life insurance and term life insurance; and specialty benefits consisting of group dental and vision insurance, individual and group disability insurance, and group life insurance, as well as non-medical fee-for-service claims administration services in the United States. It also provides insurance solutions for small and medium-sized businesses and their owners, as well as executives. Principal Financial Group, Inc. was founded in 1879 and is based in Des Moines, Iowa.

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) dropped $-0.23 to close the day at a new closing price of $26.1, a -0.87% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 93.75% above its 52 week low of $13.84. A total of 8.93M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.22M. The stock, which fluctuated between $26.01 and $26.4 during the day, currently situated -5.91% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.36% in the past one month and up by 21.39% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $27.4 and RSI of 43.77, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

Corning Incorporated (GLW) had a active trading with around 8.97M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.81M. The stock traded between $26.19 and $26.68 before closing at the price of $26.49 with -0.6% change on the day. The Corning New York 14831 based company is currently trading 54.35% above its 52 week low of $17.61 and -1.85% below its 52 week high of $26.99. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 68.96 and $26.38 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Corning Incorporated manufactures and sells specialty glasses, ceramics, and related materials worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Display Technologies, Optical Communications, Environmental Technologies, Specialty Materials, and Life Sciences. The Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for liquid crystal displays (LCDs) used in LCD televisions, notebook computers, and flat panel desktop monitors. The Optical Communications segment manufactures optical fiber and cable; and hardware and equipment products comprising cable assemblies, fiber optic hardware and connectors, optical components and couplers, closures, network interface devices, and other accessories. This segment also offers subscriber demarcation, connection and protection devices, passive solutions, and outside plant enclosures; and coaxial RF interconnects for the cable television industry and microwave applications. The Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary, and gasoline and diesel applications. The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide approximately 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics, and fluoride crystals. The Life Sciences segment manufactures and supplies scientific laboratory products consisting of consumables, such as plastic vessels, specialty surfaces, and media, as well as general labware and equipment for cell culture research, bioprocessing, genomics, drug discovery, microbiology, and chemistry. It also engages in a pharmaceutical glass vessel and a tubing business; and precision materials’ non-LCD business, as well as precision laser cutting/shaping technologies, and flow reactors and adjacency businesses for glass. The company was formerly known as Corning Glass Works and changed its name to Corning Incorporated in April 1989. Corning Incorporated was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Corning, New York.

 

Trader’s Round Up: Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) grew with the stock adding 0.35% or $0.14 to close at $39.61 on light trading volume of 5.05M compared its three months average trading volume of 8.74M. The Santa Monica California 90405 based company operating under the Multimedia & Graphics Software industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 18.18% up for the period and up by 9.69% so far this year. With price target of $48.36 and a 50.74% rebound from 52-week low, Activision Blizzard, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. develops and publishes online, personal computer (PC), video game console, handheld, mobile, and tablet games. The company operates through two segments, Activision Publishing, Inc. and Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. The company develops, publishes, and sells interactive software products and content through retail channels or digital downloads; and downloadable content to a range of gamers. It also publishes subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing games; and strategy and role-playing games. In addition, the company maintains a proprietary online gaming service, Battle.net that facilitates the creation of user generated content, digital distribution, and online social connectivity in its games. Further, it engages in creating original film and television content; and provides warehousing, logistical, and sales distribution services to third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software, as well as manufacturers of interactive entertainment hardware products. The company serves retailers and distributors, including mass-market retailers, consumer electronics stores, discount warehouses, game specialty stores, and consumers through third-party distribution, licensing arrangements, and direct digital purchases in the United States, Canada, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China, and internationally. Activision Blizzard, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) dropped $-0.35 to close the day at a new closing price of $26.76, a -1.29% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 98.65% above its 52 week low of $13.84. A total of 5.04M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.27M. The stock, which fluctuated between $26.67 and $27.23 during the day, currently situated -3.53% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.11% in the past one month and up by 24.11% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $27.4 and RSI of 51.92, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) shares were down in last trading by -0.29% to $44.42. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 5.64% over the past week and grew 14.13% in the past month. It is currently trading 8.85% above its 50 day moving average and 11.14% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.46% decrease in value from its one year high of $45.08. The RSI indicator value of 70.04, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Yahoo! Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides search and display advertising services on Yahoo properties and affiliate sites worldwide. The company offers Yahoo Search that serves as a guide for users to discover information on the Internet; Yahoo Mail, which connects users to the people and content; and Yahoo Messenger, an instant messaging service, which enables users to connect, communicate, and share experiences in real-time. It also provides digital content products, including Yahoo News, which gives users to discover, consume, and engage around the news, content, and video; Yahoo Sports, which serves audiences of sports enthusiasts; Yahoo Finance that offers a range of financial data, information, and tools; Yahoo Lifestyle to engage users passionate about style and fashion; and Tumblr, which provides a Web platform and mobile applications on iOS and android to create, share, and curate content, as well as Tumblr messaging that enables users to engage with other users that share their same interests and passions. In addition, the company provides advertiser products, such as Yahoo Gemini, a marketplace for search and native advertising; and BrightRoll, which offers a suite of media-agnostic tools to enable advertisers, publishers, and partners connect with users across ad formats and devices. Further, it offers advertising formats; and digital advertising products, such as Yahoo native, Yahoo video, Yahoo premium, and Yahoo audience ads. Additionally, the company offers Yahoo Mobile Developer suite consisting of Flurry Analytics, Yahoo App Publishing, Yahoo App Marketing, and Tumblr In-App Sharing tools to measure, monetize, advertise, and improve their apps. Yahoo! Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), Halliburton Company (HAL)

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD) traded within a range of $28.6 to $29.56 after opening the day at $28.8. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 8.88% so far this year. The stock was up close to 3.23% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $29.44 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -2.19% below its 52 week high of $30.11 and 49.9% above its 12-month low of $19.64. The shares are up by over 10.18% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 79.8 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P., a master limited partnership, provides midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil, petrochemicals, and refined products. The company operates through NGL Pipelines & Services, Crude Oil Pipelines & Services, Natural Gas Pipelines & Services, and Petrochemical & Refined Products Services segments. The NGL Pipelines & Services segment provides natural gas processing and related NGL marketing services, as well as NGL export docks and related services. It operates approximately 19,500 miles of NGL pipelines; NGL and related product storage facilities; 15 NGL fractionators; and a liquefied petroleum gas export terminal and NGL import facility. The Crude Oil Pipelines & Services segment operates approximately 5,400 miles of crude oil pipelines and related operations; and crude oil storage and marine terminals located in Oklahoma and Texas, as well as a fleet of 478 tractor-trailer tank trucks used to transport crude oil. It also engages in crude oil marketing activities. The Natural Gas Pipelines & Services segment operates approximately 19,100 miles of natural gas pipeline systems to gather and transport natural gas in Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming. It leases underground salt dome natural gas storage facilities in Texas and Louisiana; owns an underground salt dome storage cavern in Texas; and markets natural gas. The Petrochemical & Refined Products Services segment operates propylene fractionation and related operations, including 674 miles of pipelines; butane isomerization complex, associated deisobutanizer units, and related pipeline assets; and octane enhancement and high purity isobutylene production facilities. It also operates refined products pipelines of approximately 4,200 miles; and terminals, as well as provides refined products marketing and marine transportation services. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.17% or $0.31 to close the day at $26.91 on active trading volume of 9.69M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.25M. The Cincinnati Ohio 45263 based company has been outperforming the regional – midwest banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 81.53%, compared to the industry which has advanced 51.68% over the same period. With RSI of 52.53, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $27.07, making it a hold for now.

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

Halliburton Company (HAL) gained $0.79 to close the day at a new closing price of $57.41, a 1.4% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 108.9% above its 52 week low of $27.96. A total of 9.66M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 8.5M. The stock, which fluctuated between $56.76 and $57.7 during the day, currently situated 0.75% above its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.25% in the past one month and up by 19.41% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $62.08 and RSI of 63.99, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products to the upstream oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company’s Completion and Production segment offers production enhancement services, including stimulation and sand control services; and cementing services, such as bonding the well, well casing, and casing equipment. It also provides completion tools that offer downhole solutions and services, including well completion products and services, intelligent well completions, liner hanger systems, sand control systems, and service tools; pressure control services comprising coiled tubing, hydraulic workover units, and downhole tools; and pipeline and process services, such as pre-commissioning and maintenance, subsea pipeline, conventional pipeline, and process services. In addition, this segment offers oilfield production and completion chemicals and services; electrical submersible pumps and progressive cavity pumps; and installation, maintenance, repair, and testing services. The company’s Drilling and Evaluation segment provides drilling fluid systems, performance additives, completion fluids, solids control, specialized testing equipment, and waste management services; and drilling systems and services. It also offers wireline and perforating services that include open-hole logging, cased-hole and slickline, borehole seismic, and formation and reservoir solutions; and drill bits and services comprising roller cone rock bits, fixed cutter bits, hole enlargement, and related downhole tools and services, as well as coring equipment and services. In addition, this segment offers integrated exploration, drilling, and production software, as well as related professional and data management services; testing and subsea services, such as acquisition and analysis of reservoir information and optimization solutions; and oilfield project management and integrated solutions. Halliburton Company was founded in 1919 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

Investor’s Watch List: HP Inc. (HPQ), Oracle Corporation (ORCL), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB)

HP Inc. (HPQ) had a active trading with around 12.34M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 12.25M. The stock traded between $14.67 and $15.24 before closing at the price of $15.17 with 3.41% change on the day. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company is currently trading 76.8% above its 52 week low of $8.91 and -5.85% below its 52 week high of $16.25. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 53.68 and $16.19 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.06% or $0.42 to close the day at $40.1 on light trading volume of 12.21M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 13.06M. The Redwood City California 94065 based company has been outperforming the application software group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 18.56%, compared to the industry which has advanced 19.23% over the same period. With RSI of 61.93, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $43.5, making it a hold for now.

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems, and related services worldwide. It offers services in three primary layers of the cloud: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. The company licenses its Oracle Database software, which enables storage, retrieval, and manipulation of various forms of data; and Oracle Fusion Middleware software to build, deploy, secure, access, and integrate business applications, as well as automate their business processes. It also provides a range of software for mobile computing to address the development needs of businesses; and Java, a software development language. In addition, the company offers application software, such as human capital and talent management, customer experience and customer relationship management, financial management and governance, risk and compliance, procurement, project portfolio management, supply chain management, business analytics and enterprise performance management, and industry-specific application software. Further, it offers hardware systems products, such as Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, networking, industry specific hardware, virtualization software, operating systems, management software, and related hardware services. Additionally, the company offers customers with rights to software product upgrades and maintenance releases, patches released, and Internet access to technical content, as well as Internet and telephone access to technical support personnel. The company also provides consulting services, such as IT strategy alignment, enterprise architecture planning and design, initial product implementation and integration, and ongoing product enhancement and upgrade; customer support services; and education services. Oracle Corporation was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) shares were up in last trading by 0.38% to $26.6. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.19% over the past week and fell -3.45% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.12% above its 50 day moving average and 28.35% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.11% decrease in value from its one year high of $27.88. The RSI indicator value of 49.13, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

 

Stocks in Focus: The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF)

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK) had a light trading with around 6.34M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.42M. The stock traded between $43.85 and $44.76 before closing at the price of $43.87 with -1.55% change on the day. The New York New York 10286 based company is currently trading 38.07% above its 52 week low of $32.2 and -11.45% below its 52 week high of $49.54. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 25.07 and $52.19 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, an investment company, provides financial products and services to institutions, corporations, and high net worth individuals in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Investment Management and Investment Services. The company offers investment management; trust and custody; foreign exchange; fund administration; global collateral services; securities lending; depositary receipts; corporate trust; global payment/cash management; banking services; and clearing services. It also provides mutual funds, separate accounts, wealth management and private banking services; and broker-dealer services, registered investment advisory services, prime brokerage services, and working capital solutions. In addition, the company is involved in credit-related activities, business exits, leasing operations, and corporate treasury activities; and the provision of global markets and institutional banking services. The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation was founded in 1784 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.8% or $0.21 to close the day at $26.5 on active trading volume of 7.61M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.13M. The Cincinnati Ohio 45263 based company has been outperforming the regional – midwest banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 70.8%, compared to the industry which has advanced 43.76% over the same period. With RSI of 48.33, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $27.07, making it a hold for now.

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

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) shares were up in last trading by 3.07% to $35.25. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 3.74% over the past week and grew 21.59% in the past month. It is currently trading 17.53% above its 50 day moving average and 31.07% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.19% decrease in value from its one year high of $37.72. The RSI indicator value of 65.36, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizers and other nitrogen products worldwide. The company operates through Ammonia, Granular Urea, UAN, AN, Other, and Phosphate segments. Its primary nitrogen fertilizer products include ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate, and ammonium nitrate. The company also provides diesel exhaust fluid, urea liquor, nitric acid, and aqua ammonia as well as compound fertilizer product, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilizer. It offers products primarily to cooperatives, independent fertilizer distributors, farmers, and industrial users. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.