Three Movers to Watch for: GGP Inc. (GGP), American Express Company (AXP), Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM)

GGP Inc. (GGP) retreated with the stock falling -0.04% or $-0.01 to close at $25 on light trading volume of 4.28M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.2M. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company operating under the REIT – Retail industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -4.1% down for the period and up by 0.08% so far this year. With price target of $29.97 and a 5.17% rebound from 52-week low, GGP Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in Chicago, Illinois.

American Express Company (AXP) dropped $-0.09 to close the day at a new closing price of $79.51, a -0.11% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 53.7% above its 52 week low of $53.56. A total of 4.27M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.18M. The stock, which fluctuated between $78.92 and $79.6 during the day, currently situated -0.74% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.61% in the past one month and up by 10.18% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $80.56 and RSI of 68.76, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. Card Services, International Card Services, Global Commercial Services, and Global Network & Merchant Services. The company’s products and services include charge and credit card products; network services; expense management products and services; travel-related services; and stored value/prepaid products. Its products and services also comprise merchant acquisition and processing, servicing and settlement, merchant financing, point-of-sale, and marketing and information products and services for merchants; fraud prevention services; and the design of customized customer loyalty and rewards programs. The company sells its products and services to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations through direct mail, online applications, in-house and third-party sales forces, and direct response advertising. American Express Company was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) shares were down in last trading by -0.83% to $44.1. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.29% over the past week and fell -1.89% in the past month. It is currently trading -1.8% below its 50 day moving average and 2.69% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -7.23% decrease in value from its one year high of $47.88. The RSI indicator value of 46.43, lead us to believe that it is 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.

 

Stocks Roundup: GGP Inc. (GGP), The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), DaVita Inc. (DVA)

GGP Inc. (GGP) retreated with the stock falling -1.07% or $-0.27 to close at $25.03 on light trading volume of 2.88M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.3M. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company operating under the REIT – Retail industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -2.53% down for the period and up by 0.2% so far this year. With price target of $29.97 and a 5.3% rebound from 52-week low, GGP Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in Chicago, Illinois.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) had a light trading with around 4.51M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.34M. The stock traded between $60.63 and $61.74 before closing at the price of $61.72 with 0.26% change on the day. The Midland Michigan 48674 based company is currently trading 38.96% above its 52 week low of $46.18 and -0.21% below its 52 week high of $61.85. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $66.78 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

The Dow Chemical Company manufactures and supplies products that are used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services worldwide. It operates through five segments: Agricultural Sciences, Consumer Solutions, Infrastructure Solutions, Performance Materials & Chemicals, and Performance Plastics segments. The Agricultural Sciences segment provides crop protection and seed/plant biotechnology products and technologies, urban pest management solutions, and healthy oils. The Consumer Solutions segment offers semiconductors and organic light-emitting diodes, adhesives, and foams for use in the transportation industry; cellulosics and other polymers for pharmaceutical formulations and food solutions; and silicone solutions used in consumer goods and automotive applications. The Infrastructure Solutions segment provides architectural and industrial coatings, construction material ingredients, building insulation products, adhesives, and microbial protection products for the oil and gas industry, telecommunications, and light and water technologies. The Performance Materials & Chemicals segment offers chlorine and caustic soda; industrial solutions; and propylene oxides, propylene glycols, polyether polyols, and aromatic isocyanates. The Performance Plastics segment provides elastomers, polyolefin plastomers, and ethylene propylene diene monomer elastomers; wire and cable insulation, semiconductive, and jacketing compound solutions, as well as bio-based plasticizers; acrylics, polyethylene, and polyolefin plastomers; and ethylene, propylene, benzene, butadiene, octene, aromatics co-products, and crude c4. The company was founded in 1897 and is based in Midland, Michigan.

DaVita Inc. (DVA) saw its value decrease by -0.12% as the stock dropped $-0.08 to finish the day at a closing price of $64.73. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $54.5-$78.77 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $64.57 to $65.06 during the day, are up by 8.74% in the past three months and down by -5.27% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.84% above its 20 day moving average and 0.34% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $65.2 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 54.01.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

DaVita Inc. provides kidney dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure or end stage renal disease (ESRD). It operates through two divisions, Kidney Care and HealthCare Partners. The company operates kidney dialysis centers and provides related lab services in outpatient dialysis centers. It also provides outpatient, hospital inpatient, and home-based hemodialysis services; owns clinical laboratories that provide routine laboratory tests for dialysis and other physician-prescribed laboratory tests for ESRD patients; and management and administrative services to outpatient dialysis centers, as well as patient and physician focused integrated health care delivery and management services. In addition, the company operates DaVita Rx, a pharmacy that provides oral medications to patients with ESRD; disease management services; vascular access services; clinical research programs; physician services; and direct primary care services. As of December 31, 2015, it provided dialysis and administrative services in the United States through a network of 2,251 outpatient dialysis centers serving approximately 180,000 patients; and operated 118 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside of the United States. Further, the company provides acute inpatient dialysis services in approximately 900 hospitals and related laboratory services in the United States. The company was formerly known as DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. and changed its name to DaVita Inc. in September 2016. DaVita Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

 

Investor’s Alert: GGP Inc. (GGP), Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B), Pepsico, Inc. (PEP)

GGP Inc. (GGP) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.39% or $0.1 to close the day at $25.48 on lower than average trading volume of 2.49M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.45M. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company has been outperforming the reit – retail companies by 2.5758% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 2% YTD, versus the reit – retail industry which is up 1.58% for the same period. The RSI of 54.09 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B) had a light trading with around 2.49M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.68M. The stock traded between $163.6 and $164.68 before closing at the price of $164.01 with -0.02% change on the day. The company is currently trading 32.22% above its 52 week low of $128.07 and -1.94% below its 52 week high of $167.25. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 53.12 and $192.5 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. operates as a holding company. It provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, as well as life, accident, and health reinsurance; and operates railroad systems in North America. The company also generates, transmits, and distributes electricity from solar, wind, nuclear, geothermal, and hydro sources; operates natural gas distribution and storage facilities, interstate pipelines, and compressor and meter stations; and holds interest in coal mining assets. In addition, it offers real estate brokerage services; invests in fixed-income and equity instruments; and engages in manufactured housing and finance business, leasing of transportation equipment, and furniture leasing activities. Further, the company manufactures boxed chocolates and other confectionery products; specialty chemicals, metal cutting tools, and other products; flooring, insulation, roofing and engineered, building and engineered components, paint and coating, and bricks and masonry products; recreational vehicles, apparel products, jewelry, and custom picture framing products; and alkaline batteries. Additionally, it manufactures structural investment castings and forged components, machined airframe components and engineered critical fasteners; airfoil castings; titanium and nickel superalloy melted and mill products; and seamless pipes, fittings, and forgings. The company distributes newspapers, televisions, and information; franchises and services quick service restaurants; distributes electronic components; and offers steel and logistics services, professional aviation training programs, and fractional aircraft ownership programs. In addition, it retails automobiles; furniture, bedding, and accessories; household appliances, electronics, and computers; jewelry, watches, crystal, china, stemware, flatware, gifts, and collectibles; kitchen tools; and motorcycle apparel and equipment. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) traded within a range of $105.59 to $106.35 after opening the day at $105.83. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 1.4% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.12% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $106.1 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -2.97% below its 52 week high of $110.94 and 13.67% above its 12-month low of $97.54. The shares are down by over -0.34% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 62.91 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. Its Frito-Lay North America segment offers Lay’s and Ruffles potato chips; Doritos, Tostitos and Santitas tortilla chips; and Cheetos cheese-flavored snacks, branded dips, and Fritos corn chips. The company’s Quaker Foods North America segment provides Quaker oatmeal, grits, rice cakes, natural granola, and oat squares; and Aunt Jemima mixes and syrups, Quaker Chewy granola bars, Cap’n Crunch cereal, Life cereal, and Rice-A-Roni side dishes. Its North America Beverages segment offers beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi, Aquafina, Diet Mountain Dew, Tropicana Pure Premium, Sierra Mist, and Mug brands; and ready-to-drink tea and coffee, and juices. The company’s Latin America segment provides snack foods under the Doritos, Cheetos, Marias Gamesa, Ruffles, Emperador, Saladitas, Sabritas, Lay’s, Rosquinhas Mabel, and Tostitos brands; cereals and snacks under the Quaker brand; and beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, 7UP, Gatorade, Mirinda, Diet 7UP, Manzanita Sol, and Diet Pepsi brands. Its Europe Sub-Saharan Africa segment offers snack foods under the Lay’s, Walkers, Doritos, Cheetos, and Ruffles brands; cereals and snacks under the Quaker brand; beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, 7UP, Pepsi Max, Mirinda, Diet Pepsi, and Tropicana brands; ready-to-drink tea products; and dairy products under the Chudo, Agusha, and Domik v Derevne brands. The company’s Asia, Middle East and North Africa segment provides snack foods under the Lay’s, Kurkure, Chipsy, Doritos, Cheetos, and Crunchy brands; cereals and snacks under the Quaker brand; beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, Mirinda, 7UP, Mountain Dew, Aquafina, and Tropicana brands; and tea products. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

 

Trader Alert: Amgen Inc. (AMGN), GGP Inc. (GGP), Sysco Corporation (SYY)

Amgen Inc. (AMGN) grew with the stock adding 0.78% or $1.3 to close at $168.12 on light trading volume of 3.47M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.87M. The Thousand Oaks California 91320 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 20.53% up for the period and up by 14.99% so far this year. With price target of $182.53 and a 26.65% rebound from 52-week low, Amgen Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Amgen Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers human therapeutics worldwide. It offers products for the treatment of illness in the areas of oncology/hematology, cardiovascular, inflammation, bone health, nephrology, and neuroscience. The company’s products include Neulasta, a pegylated protein for the treatment of cancer patients; NEUPOGEN, a recombinant-methionyl human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor for reducing the incidence of infection for patients with non-myeloid malignancies; and Enbrel to treat rheumatoid arthritis, plaque psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis. Its products also comprise EPOGEN to treat a lower-than-normal number of red blood cells caused by chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients on dialysis; Aranesp for treating anemia; XGEVA for the prevention of skeletal-related events; Prolia to treat postmenopausal women with osteoporosis; Repatha for the treatment of cholesterol; and Sensipar/Mimpara products for use in the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in CKD patients on dialysis. The company’s other marketed products include Kyprolis, a proteasome inhibitor to treat patients with multiple myeloma and small-cell lung cancer; Nplate, a thrombopoietic compound; Vectibix, a human monoclonal antibody; and BLINCYTO for the treatment of patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It also develops various products that are in various clinical trials. The company serves pharmaceutical wholesale distributors; and physicians or their clinics, dialysis centers, hospitals, and pharmacies, as well as consumers. It has collaborative agreements with Xencor, Inc; UCB; Novartis AG; Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc; Advaxis, Inc.; Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.; Biocartis Group NV; and Nuevolution AB. The company also has a strategic collaboration with Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH. Amgen Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California.

GGP Inc. (GGP) gained $0.24 to close the day at a new closing price of $25.05, a 0.97% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 5.38% above its 52 week low of $23.77. A total of 3.47M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.46M. The stock, which fluctuated between $24.84 and $25.18 during the day, currently situated -21.96% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -1.96% in the past one month and down by -0.52% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $30.09 and RSI of 49.5, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Sysco Corporation (SYY) shares were down in last trading by -0.77% to $51.83. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.42% over the past week and fell -6.91% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.5% below its 50 day moving average and 2.14% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -8.63% decrease in value from its one year high of $57.07. The RSI indicator value of 37, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Sysco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, markets and distributes a range of food and related products primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry in the United States, Bahamas, Canada, Ireland, Costa Rica, and Mexico. It operates through Broadline, SYGMA, and Other segments. The company distributes a line of frozen foods, such as meats, seafood, fully prepared entrees, fruits, vegetables, and desserts; a line of canned and dry foods; fresh meats and seafood; dairy products; beverage products; imported specialties; and fresh produce. It also supplies various non-food items, including paper products comprising disposable napkins, plates, and cups; tableware consisting of China and silverware; cookware consisting of pots, pans, and utensils; restaurant and kitchen equipment and supplies; and cleaning supplies. In addition, the company offers specialty meat products, such as custom-cut fresh steaks, other meat, and poultry products; and lodging industry products, including personal care guest amenities, equipment, housekeeping supplies, room accessories, and textiles. It serves restaurants, hospitals and nursing homes, schools and colleges, hotels and motels, industrial caterers, and other foodservice venues through 200 distribution facilities. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: GGP Inc. (GGP), UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH), United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)

GGP Inc. (GGP) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.48% or $0.12 to close the day at $25.06 on light trading volume of 3.48M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.46M. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company has been underperforming the reit – retail group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -7.29%, compared to the industry which has advanced 3.15% over the same period. With RSI of 51.01, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $30.09, making it a hold for now.

General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in Chicago, Illinois.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) fell -0.84% during last trading as the stock lost $-1.36 to finish the day at $160.51 with about 3.45M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.94M. The $151.73B market cap company, which fluctuated between $160.22 and $162.53 during the day, currently situated 50.05% above its 52 week low of $109.14 and -2.13% away from its one year high of $164. The RSI of 48.93 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the United States. The company’s UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, individuals, and military service members; and health care coverage, and health and well-being services to individuals aged 50 and older addressing their needs for preventive and acute health care services. It also provides services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals; Medicaid plans, Children’s Health Insurance Program, and health care programs; and health services, including commercial health and dental benefits. This segment serves through a network of 1 million physicians and other health care professionals, as well as approximately 6,000 hospitals and other facilities. Its OptumHealth segment offers health management services, including care delivery and management, wellness and consumer engagement, distribution, and health financial services. This segment serves individuals through programs offered by employers, payers, government entities, and directly with the care delivery systems. The company’s OptumInsight segment provides software and information products, advisory consulting services, and business process outsourcing and support services to hospitals, physicians, commercial health plans, government agencies, life sciences companies, and other organizations. Its OptumRx segment offers pharmacy care services and programs, including retail pharmacy network management, home delivery and specialty pharmacy, manufacturer rebate contracting and administration, benefit plan design and consultation, claims processing, and clinical program services, such as formulary management and compliance, drug utilization review, and disease and drug therapy management. The company was founded in 1974 and is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) saw its value decrease by -0.83% as the stock dropped $-0.89 to finish the day at a closing price of $106.06. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $94.22-$120.44 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $105.75 to $107 during the day, are down by -0.63% in the past three months and down by -1.13% over the past six months. It is currently trading -6.59% below its 20 day moving average and -8.06% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $114.96 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 30.12. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight. The U.S. Domestic Package segment offers time-definite delivery of letters, documents, small packages, and palletized freight through air and ground services in the United States. The International Package segment provides guaranteed day and time-definite international shipping services in Europe, the Asia Pacific, Canada and Latin America, the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East, and Africa. It offers guaranteed time-definite express options, including Express Plus, Express, and Express Saver. The Supply Chain & Freight segment offers international air and ocean freight forwarding, customs brokerage, truckload freight brokerage, distribution and post-sales services, and mail and consulting services in approximately 220 countries and territories; and less-than-truckload and truckload services to customers in North America. The company also offers shipping, visibility, and billing technologies; and insurance, financing, and payment services. It operates a fleet of approximately 110,000 package cars, vans, tractors, and motorcycles; and owns 33,000 containers used to transport cargo in its aircraft. United Parcel Service, Inc. was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Stocks To Track: General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP), Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL)

General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP) climbed 0.16% during last trading as the stock added $0.04 to finish the day at $24.75 with about 4.08M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.47M. The $21.92B market cap company, which fluctuated between $24.66 and $25 during the day, currently situated 4.12% above its 52 week low of $23.77 and -22.9% away from its one year high of $32.1. The RSI of 47.58 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) dropped $-0.49 to close the day at a new closing price of $82.51, a -0.59% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 55.65% above its 52 week low of $53.01. A total of 4.08M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.08M. The stock, which fluctuated between $81.38 and $82.98 during the day, currently situated -4.14% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.22% in the past one month and up by 6% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $92.79 and RSI of 63.11, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes games, content, and services for consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, and tablets worldwide. It develops and publishes digital interactive entertainment games primarily under the FIFA, Madden NFL, Star Wars, Battlefield, The Sims, Need for Speed, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Plants vs. Zombies, and Titanfall brand names. The company also offers casual games, such as cards, puzzles, and word games through its Pogo online service. Electronic Arts Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL) had a active trading with around 4M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.26M. The stock traded between $38.8 and $39.84 before closing at the price of $39.73 with 0.68% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77070 based company is currently trading 50.01% above its 52 week low of $26.71 and -5.47% below its 52 week high of $42.03. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 54.58 and $46.91 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Noble Energy, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids worldwide. Its principal projects are located in DJ Basin, Marcellus Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, and Permian Basin, the United States; deepwater Gulf of Mexico; offshore Eastern Mediterranean; and offshore West Africa. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 1,421 million barrels oil equivalent of total proved reserves. Noble Energy, Inc. was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Northern Trust Corporation (NTRS), Oracle Corporation (ORCL), General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP)

Northern Trust Corporation (NTRS) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.23% or $-0.19 to close the day at $82.96 on light trading volume of 1.34M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.45M. The Chicago Illinois 60603 based company has been outperforming the asset management group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 38.28%, compared to the industry which has advanced 24.31% over the same period. With RSI of 36.72, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $89.47, making it a hold for now.

Northern Trust Corporation, a financial holding company, provides asset servicing, fund administration, asset management, fiduciary, and banking solutions for corporations, institutions, families, and individuals worldwide. It operates through two segments, Corporate & Institutional Services (C&IS) and Wealth Management. The C&IS segment offers asset servicing and related services, including global custody, fund administration, investment operations outsourcing, investment management, investment risk and analytical services, employee benefit services, securities lending, foreign exchange, treasury management, brokerage services, transition management services, banking, and cash management services. This segment provides services to corporate and public retirement funds, foundations, endowments, fund managers, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, and other institutional investors. The Wealth Management segment offers trust, investment management, custody, and philanthropic services; financial consulting; guardianship and estate administration; family business consulting; family financial education; brokerage services; and private and business banking. This segment serves high-net-worth individuals and families, business owners, executives, professionals, retirees, and established privately-held businesses. The company also provides asset management services, such as active, passive, and engineered equity; active and passive fixed income; cash management; alternative asset classes comprising private equity and hedge funds of funds; and multi-manager advisory services and products through separately managed accounts, bank common and collective funds, registered investment companies, exchange traded funds, non-U.S. collective investment funds, and unregistered private investment funds. In addition, it offers overlay services and other risk management services. Northern Trust Corporation was founded in 1889 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) fell -0.3% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.12 to finish the day at $40.11 with about 10.77M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 13.15M. The $164.55B market cap company, which fluctuated between $39.67 and $40.25 during the day, currently situated 18.14% above its 52 week low of $34.47 and -3.55% away from its one year high of $42. The RSI of 59.87 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, 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.

General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP) saw its value increase by 3.67% as the stock gained $0.88 to finish the day at a closing price of $24.84. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $23.77-$32.1 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $24.2 to $25.21 during the day, are up by 0.98% in the past three months and down by -22.03% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.98% below its 20 day moving average and -1.96% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $29.91 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 48.61. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Stocks in Review: Celgene Corporation (CELG), The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW), General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP)

Celgene Corporation (CELG) traded within a range of $111.46 to $113.84 after opening the day at $112.01. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.84% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.87% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $113.62 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -10.54% below its 52 week high of $127 and 22.11% above its 12-month low of $93.05. The shares are up by over 15.46% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 42.65 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Celgene Corporation discovers, develops, and commercializes therapies to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases worldwide. It markets REVLIMID, an oral immunomodulatory drug for multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and mantle cell lymphoma; ABRAXANE, a solvent-free chemotherapy product to treat breast, non-small cell lung, pancreatic, and gastric cancers; POMALYST/IMNOVID to treat multiple myeloma; and OTEZLA, a small-molecule inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 for psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, Behçet’s disease, atopic dermatitis, and ulcerative colitis. The company’s products also include VIDAZA, a pyrimidine nucleoside analog to treat intermediate-2 and high-risk MDS, and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, as well as acute myeloid leukemia (AML); THALOMID for the patients with multiple myeloma and erythema nodosum leprosum; ISTODAX to treat cutaneous and peripheral T-cell lymphoma; and FOCALIN, FOCALIN XR, and RITALIN products. Its clinical stage products include OTEZLA for the treatment of various immune-inflammatory diseases; sotatercept for the treatment of renal anemia, beta-thalassemia and MDS; luspatercept for beta-thalassemia and MDS; CC-486 to treat MDS, AML, and solid tumors; CC-122 and CC-220 to treat hematological and solid tumor cancers, and inflammation and immunology diseases; PDA-002 for the treat diabetic foot ulcers and peripheral neuropathy; and PNK-007 for hematological malignancies treatment. The company has collaborative agreements with Novartis Pharma AG; Acceleron Pharma; Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Epizyme Inc.; Sutro Biopharma, Inc.; bluebird bio, Inc.; FORMA Therapeutics Holdings, LLC; Acetylon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; NantBioScience, Inc.; AstraZeneca PLC; Lycera Corp.; Juno Therapeutics, Inc.; TriNetX, Inc.; Triphase Accelerator Corporation; Nurix Inc.; Abbott; Sage Bionetworks; and PharmAkea Inc. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Summit, New Jersey.

The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.33% or $-0.14 to close the day at $42.31 on light trading volume of 4.05M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.26M. The San Francisco California 94105 based company has been outperforming the investment brokerage – national group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 72.11%, compared to the industry which has advanced 54.92% over the same period. With RSI of 66.03, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $46, making it a hold for now.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, custody, and financial advisory services. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Advisor Services. The Investor Services segment provides retail brokerage and banking services, retirement plan services, and other corporate brokerage services; and stock plan services, compliance solutions, and mutual fund clearing services, as well as engages in the off-platform sales business. The Advisor Services segment provides custodial, trading, and support services; and retirement and corporate brokerage retirement services. The company provides brokerage accounts with cash management capabilities; third-party mutual funds through the Mutual Fund Marketplace, including no-transaction fee mutual funds through the Mutual Fund OneSource service, which includes proprietary mutual funds, plus mutual fund trading, and clearing services to broker-dealers; exchange-traded funds (ETFs), including proprietary and third-party ETFs; and advice solutions, such as managed portfolios of proprietary and third-party mutual funds and ETFs, separately managed accounts, customized personal advice for tailored portfolios, and specialized planning and portfolio management. It also offers banking products and services, including checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, first lien residential real estate mortgage loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and Pledged Asset Lines; and trust services comprising trust custody services, personal trust reporting services, and administrative trustee services. The company serves individuals and institutional clients in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, London, and Hong Kong. The Charles Schwab Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP) dropped $-0.46 to close the day at a new closing price of $24.22, a -1.86% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 1.38% above its 52 week low of $23.89. A total of 4.05M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.52M. The stock, which fluctuated between $23.95 and $24.8 during the day, currently situated -24.55% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -1.42% in the past one month and down by -4.87% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $29.91 and RSI of 38.7, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Stocks in Review: General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP), Target Corporation (TGT), Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY)

General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP) traded within a range of $25.23 to $25.91 after opening the day at $25.62. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 1.08% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.44% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $25.25 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -21.34% below its 52 week high of $32.1 and 5.69% above its 12-month low of $23.89. The shares are down by over -2.88% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 50.54 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Target Corporation (TGT) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.88% or $0.56 to close the day at $64.41 on active trading volume of 6.08M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.8M. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55403 based company has been underperforming the discount, variety stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -3.48%, compared to the industry which has advanced 7.9% over the same period. With RSI of 21.04, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $74.61, making it a hold for now.

Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer. It offers household essentials, including pharmacy, beauty, personal care, baby care, cleaning, and paper products; music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods, and toys, as well as electronics, such as video game hardware and software; and apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants, and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, and shoes. The company also provides food and pet supplies comprising dry grocery, dairy, frozen food, beverages, candy, snacks, deli, bakery, meat, produce, and pet supplies; and home furnishings and décor, including furniture, lighting, kitchenware, small appliances, home décor, bed and bath, home improvement, and automotive products, as well as seasonal merchandise, such as patio furniture and holiday décor. In addition, it offers in-store amenities, including Target Café, Target Photo, Target Optical, Portrait Studio, Starbucks, and other food service offerings. Target Corporation sells products through its stores; and digital channels, including Target.com. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 1,792 stores in the United States. Target Corporation was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) gained $0.2 to close the day at a new closing price of $19.33, a 1.05% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 30.26% above its 52 week low of $14.84. A total of 6.07M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.41M. The stock, which fluctuated between $19.14 and $19.52 during the day, currently situated -6.17% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.08% in the past one month and down by -0.15% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $24.71 and RSI of 44.8, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: LendingClub Corporation (LC), General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP), Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)

LendingClub Corporation (LC) traded within a range of $5.67 to $6.04 after opening the day at $5.7. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 12.19% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.43% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $5.89 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -39.9% below its 52 week high of $9.8 and 71.22% above its 12-month low of $3.44. The shares are up by over 21.19% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 58.77 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

LendingClub Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online marketplace that connects borrowers and investors in the United States. Its marketplace facilitates various types of loan products for consumers and small businesses, including unsecured personal loans, super prime consumer loans, unsecured education and patient finance loans, and unsecured small business loans. The company also offers investors an opportunity to invest in a range of loans based on term and credit characteristics. It serves investors, such as retail investors, high-net-worth individuals and family offices, banks and finance companies, insurance companies, hedge funds, foundations, pension plans, and university endowments. LendingClub Corporation was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 2.52% or $0.63 to close the day at $25.62 on light trading volume of 10.23M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.37M. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company has been underperforming the reit – retail group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -4.44%, compared to the industry which has advanced 4.5% over the same period. With RSI of 55.9, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $30.21, making it a hold for now.

General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) dropped $-0.72 to close the day at a new closing price of $61.81, a -1.15% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 33.01% above its 52 week low of $47.97. A total of 10.15M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 11.48M. The stock, which fluctuated between $61.63 and $62.4 during the day, currently situated -4.85% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.17% in the past one month and up by 0.59% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $68.21 and RSI of 54.12, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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