3 Trending Stocks: Honeywell International Inc. (HON), The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA)

Honeywell International Inc. (HON) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.1% or $-0.12 to close the day at $124.16 on active trading volume of 4.31M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.23M. The Morris Plains New Jersey 07950 based company has been outperforming the diversified machinery group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 19.2%, compared to the industry which has advanced 22.91% over the same period. With RSI of 80.66, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $131.3, making it a hold for now.

Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Aerospace; Home and Building Technologies; Performance Materials and Technologies; and Safety and Productivity Solutions. The Aerospace segment supplies products, software, and services for aircraft and vehicles that it sells to original equipment manufacturers and other customers in various markets, including air transport, regional, business and general aviation aircraft, airlines, aircraft operators, defense and space contractors, and automotive and truck manufacturers. The Home and Building Technologies segment provides products, software, solutions, and technologies that help homes owners, commercial building owners, and occupants, as well as electricity, gas, and water providers. The Performance Materials and Technologies segment develops and manufactures advanced materials, process technologies, and automation solutions. The Safety and Productivity Solutions segment provides products, software, and connected solutions to customers that enhance productivity, workplace safety, and asset performance. The company was founded in 1920 and is based in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) fell -0.46% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.65 to finish the day at $141.54 with about 4.3M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.37M. The $173.24B market cap company, which fluctuated between $140.9 and $142.99 during the day, currently situated 22.81% above its 52 week low of $118.75 and -0.79% away from its one year high of $142.99. The RSI of 67.39 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (DIFM), and professional customers. The company offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its DIFM customers through third-party installers. It primarily serves home owners; and renovators/remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, installers, small business owners, and tradesmen. The company also sells its products through online. As of December 31, 2015, it had 2,274 stores, including 1,977 in the United States, 182 in Canada, and 115 in Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA) saw its value decrease by -0.62% as the stock dropped $-0.19 to finish the day at a closing price of $30.51. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $23.33-$31.75 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $30.41 to $30.75 during the day, are up by 11.15% in the past three months and up by 20.66% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.37% below its 20 day moving average and 3.76% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $34.13 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 54.6. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Philip Morris International Inc. (PM), The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), Deere & Company (DE)

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) saw its value decrease by -0.15% as the stock dropped $-0.15 to finish the day at a closing price of $102.58. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $86.78-$104.2 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $101.79 to $102.89 during the day, are up by 16.65% in the past three months and up by 6.31% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.98% above its 20 day moving average and 10.13% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $103.81 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 79.68.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, other tobacco products, and other nicotine-containing products. Its portfolio of brands comprises Marlboro, Merit, Parliament, Virginia S., L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Lark, Muratti, Next, and Red & White. The company also owns various cigarette brands, such as Dji Sam Soe, Sampoerna, and U Mild in Indonesia; Champion, Fortune, and Hope in the Philippines; Apollo-Soyuz and Optima in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston in Colombia; Belmont, Canadian Classics, and Number 7 in Canada; Best in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados in Mexico; Assos in Greece; and Petra in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It markets and sells its products in approximately 180 countries in the European Union, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Canada. Philip Morris International Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is based in New York, New York.

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) shares were up in last trading by 1.07% to $141.36. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 3.45% over the past week and grew 4.68% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.27% above its 50 day moving average and 7.87% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a 0.5% increase in value from its one year high of $141.37. The RSI indicator value of 69.17, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (DIFM), and professional customers. The company offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its DIFM customers through third-party installers. It primarily serves home owners; and renovators/remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, installers, small business owners, and tradesmen. The company also sells its products through online. As of December 31, 2015, it had 2,274 stores, including 1,977 in the United States, 182 in Canada, and 115 in Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Deere & Company (DE) traded within a range of $109.06 to $110.42 after opening the day at $109.88. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 6.8% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.63% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $110.05 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -1.9% below its 52 week high of $112.18 and 49.95% above its 12-month low of $74.91. The shares are up by over 21.5% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 69.82 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Deere & Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. The company’s Agriculture and Turf segment provides agriculture and turf equipment, and related service parts, including large, medium, and utility tractors; loaders; combines, cotton pickers and strippers, and sugarcane harvesters; related front-end harvesting equipment; sugarcane loaders and pull-behind scrapers; and tillage, seeding, and application equipment, including sprayers, nutrient management, and soil preparation machinery. This segment also provides hay and forage equipment comprising self-propelled forage harvesters and attachments, balers, and mowers; turf and utility equipment, including riding lawn equipment and walk-behind mowers, golf course equipment, utility vehicles, and commercial mowing equipment, as well as associated implements; integrated agricultural management systems technology and solutions; and other outdoor power products. Its Construction and Forestry segment provides backhoe loaders; crawler dozers and loaders; four-wheel-drive loaders; excavators; motor graders; articulated dump trucks; landscape loaders; skid-steer loaders; and log skidders, feller bunchers, log loaders, log forwarders, log harvesters, and related attachments that are used in construction, earthmoving, material handling, and timber harvesting applications. The company’s Financial Services segment finances sales and leases of new and used agriculture and turf equipment, and construction and forestry equipment. This segment also provides wholesale financing to dealers of the foregoing equipment; finances retail revolving charge accounts; and offers extended equipment warranties. The company markets its products primarily through independent retail dealer networks and retail outlets. Deere & Company was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in Moline, Illinois.

 

Stocks To Track: The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG), The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX)

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) climbed 0.82% during last trading as the stock added $1.14 to finish the day at $139.85 with about 3.29M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.73M. The $171.18B market cap company, which fluctuated between $138.24 and $140.57 during the day, currently situated 27.27% above its 52 week low of $117.7 and 0.34% away from its one year high of $140.57. The RSI of 64.72 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (DIFM), and professional customers. The company offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its DIFM customers through third-party installers. It primarily serves home owners; and renovators/remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, installers, small business owners, and tradesmen. The company also sells its products through online. As of December 31, 2015, it had 2,274 stores, including 1,977 in the United States, 182 in Canada, and 115 in Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG) gained $0.18 to close the day at a new closing price of $36.42, a 0.5% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 105.77% above its 52 week low of $18.34. A total of 3.28M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.85M. The stock, which fluctuated between $36.09 and $36.53 during the day, currently situated -3.66% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.8% in the past one month and up by 29.65% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $37.79 and RSI of 53.18, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Citizens Bank, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania that provide retail and commercial banking products and services in the United States. It operates through two segments, Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking. The Consumer Banking segment focuses on retail customers and small businesses with traditional banking products and services, including checking, savings, home loans, student loans, credit cards, business loans, and financial management services. This segment also provides indirect auto finance for new and used vehicles through auto dealerships. The Commercial Banking segment provides various financial products and solutions, including loans, leases, trade financing, deposits, cash management, foreign exchange, interest rate risk management, corporate finance, and capital markets advisory capabilities. It focuses on small and middle-market companies, and serves government banking, not-for-profit, healthcare, technology, asset finance, franchise finance, asset-based lending, commercial real estate, private equity, and sponsor finance industries. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated through 1,200 branches in 11 states across the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest regions, as well as online, telephone, and mobile banking platforms. It also maintains approximately 100 retail and commercial non-branch offices located in its banking footprint and in other states, and the District of Columbia. The company was formerly known as RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. and changed its name to Citizens Financial Group, Inc. in April 2014. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. was founded in 1828 and is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.

The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX) had a light trading with around 3.26M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.4M. The stock traded between $30.02 and $30.42 before closing at the price of $30.35 with 0.6% change on the day. The New York New York 10154 based company is currently trading 41.84% above its 52 week low of $22.45 and -3.13% below its 52 week high of $31.69. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 55.04 and $35.13 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The Blackstone Group L.P. is a publicly owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm also provides financial advisory services to its clients. It provides its services to public and corporate pension funds, academic, cultural, and charitable organizations, retirees, sovereign wealth funds, and institutional and individual investors. The firm manages separate client focused portfolios for its clients. It launches fixed income mutual funds. The firm also launches and manages private equity funds, real estate funds, funds of hedge funds, and credit-focused funds for its clients. It invests in private equity, public equity, fixed income, and alternative investment markets. The Blackstone Group L.P. was founded in 1985 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices in London, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Beijing, China, Dubai, UAE, Dusseldorf, Germany, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Mexico City, Mexico, Paris, France, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Seoul, Korea, Shanghai, China, Singapore, Sydney, Australia, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Tokyo, Japan.

 

Stocks To Track: The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), PG&E Corporation (PCG)

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) climbed 0.9% during last trading as the stock added $1.23 to finish the day at $137.88 with about 2.88M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.87M. The $168.77B market cap company, which fluctuated between $136.82 and $137.91 during the day, currently situated 28.46% above its 52 week low of $112.22 and -1.07% away from its one year high of $139.37. The RSI of 58.22 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (DIFM), and professional customers. The company offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its DIFM customers through third-party installers. It primarily serves home owners; and renovators/remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, installers, small business owners, and tradesmen. The company also sells its products through online. As of December 31, 2015, it had 2,274 stores, including 1,977 in the United States, 182 in Canada, and 115 in Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) gained $7.21 to close the day at a new closing price of $819.71, a 0.89% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 72.93% above its 52 week low of $484. A total of 2.85M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.13M. The stock, which fluctuated between $812.5 and $821.48 during the day, currently situated -3.25% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.86% in the past one month and up by 4.43% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $929.1 and RSI of 55.14, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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.

PG&E Corporation (PCG) had a active trading with around 2.83M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.18M. The stock traded between $62.44 and $63.62 before closing at the price of $63.17 with 2.17% change on the day. The San Francisco California 94177 based company is currently trading 19.72% above its 52 week low of $54.45 and -1.91% below its 52 week high of $65.43. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 66.83 and $65.84 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

PG&E Corporation, through its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, transmits, delivers, and sells electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers primarily in northern and central California. The company’s electricity distribution network consists of approximately 142,000 circuit miles of distribution lines, 58 transmission switching substations, and 603 distribution substations; and electricity transmission network comprises approximately 18,400 circuit miles of interconnected transmission lines and 91 electric transmission substations. Its natural gas system consists of approximately 42,800 miles of distribution pipelines, approximately 6,700 miles of backbone and local transmission pipelines, and various storage facilities. The company operates various electricity generation facilities, such as nuclear, hydroelectric, fossil fuel-fired, and photovoltaic. PG&E Corporation was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: CBS Corporation (CBS), The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), TechnipFMC plc (FTI)

CBS Corporation (CBS) had a light trading with around 3.84M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.18M. The stock traded between $64.15 and $65.13 before closing at the price of $64.67 with 0.81% change on the day. The New York New York 10019 based company is currently trading 58.27% above its 52 week low of $41.36 and -3.3% below its 52 week high of $66.88. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 59.46 and $69.72 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

CBS Corporation operates as a mass media company worldwide. The company’s Entertainment segment distributes a schedule of news and public affairs broadcasts, and sports and entertainment programming; produces, acquires, and distributes programming, including series, specials, news, and public affairs; operates online content networks for information and entertainment; and produces, acquires, and distributes theatrical motion pictures. Its Cable Networks segment offers subscription program services, such as original series, theatrical feature films, documentaries, boxing and other sports-related programming, and special events; and owns and operates multiplexed channels. This segment also owns and manages Smithsonian Networks, which operates a channel featuring cultural, historical, scientific, and educational programs; and operates a CBS Sports Network, a 24-hour cable program service that provides college sports and related content. The company’s Publishing segment publishes and distributes adult and children’s consumer books in printed, digital, and audio formats; and develops special imprints and publishes titles based on the products, as well as that of third parties and distributes products for other publishers. This segment also delivers content; and promotes its products on its Websites, social media, and general Internet sites, as well as those related to individual titles. Its Local Broadcasting segment owns 30 broadcast television stations; owns and operates 117 radio stations in 26 U.S. markets and related online properties; and operates local digital properties in various U.S. markets that combine the company’s television and radio local media brands online to offer the latest news, traffic, weather, and sports information, as well as local discounts, directories, and reviews for local community. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in New York, New York. CBS Corporation is a subsidiary of National Amusements, Inc.

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.08% or $-1.49 to close the day at $136.49 on light trading volume of 3.83M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.92M. The Atlanta Georgia 30339 based company has been outperforming the home improvement stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 19.72%, compared to the industry which has advanced 17.68% over the same period. With RSI of 53.76, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $148.08, making it a hold for now.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (DIFM), and professional customers. The company offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its DIFM customers through third-party installers. It primarily serves home owners; and renovators/remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, installers, small business owners, and tradesmen. The company also sells its products through online. As of December 31, 2015, it had 2,274 stores, including 1,977 in the United States, 182 in Canada, and 115 in Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

TechnipFMC plc (FTI) shares were down in last trading by -4.13% to $32.03. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -3.81% over the past week and fell -12.51% in the past month. It is currently trading -8.63% below its 50 day moving average and 5.85% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -13.64% decrease in value from its one year high of $37.09. The RSI indicator value of 32.53, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

TechnipFMC plc provides technologies, systems, and services for oil and gas projects worldwide. It operates in three segments: Subsea, Onshore/Offshore, and Surface Projects. The Subsea segment offers products, such as trees, manifolds, controls, templates, flowline systems, umbilicals, and flexibles, as well as subsea processing products. This segment also provides subsea services, including drilling, installation, completion, and field services, as well as asset management, well intervention and IMR, ROVs, and manipulator system services; and services for subsea projects comprising front end to decommissioning, field architecture, integrated design, engineering, procurement, construction, and installation services. The Onshore/Offshore segment offers technical, technological, and project management services across fixed, floating, and onshore facilities, as well as offshore services. The Surface Projects segment provides drilling, completion, and production wellhead equipment, as well as chokes, compact valves, manifolds, and controls; treating iron, manifolds, and reciprocating pumps for stimulation and cementing; separation and flow-treatment systems; flow metering products and systems; marine, truck, and railcar loading systems; installation maintenance services; frac-stack, manifold rental, and operation services; and flowback and well testing services. The company is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

 

Stocks In Queue: Honeywell International Inc. (HON), The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), General Mills, Inc. (GIS)

Honeywell International Inc. (HON) fell -0.01% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.01 to finish the day at $117.99 with about 2.21M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.4M. The $89.92B market cap company, which fluctuated between $117.13 and $118.13 during the day, currently situated 21.31% above its 52 week low of $99.88 and -1.04% away from its one year high of $119.38. The RSI of 56.87 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) dropped $-0.49 to close the day at a new closing price of $136.95, a -0.36% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 27.59% above its 52 week low of $109.62. A total of 2.2M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5M. The stock, which fluctuated between $136.56 and $137.55 during the day, currently situated -1.74% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 1.97% in the past one month and up by 14.84% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $148.08 and RSI of 56.77, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (DIFM), and professional customers. The company offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its DIFM customers through third-party installers. It primarily serves home owners; and renovators/remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, installers, small business owners, and tradesmen. The company also sells its products through online. As of December 31, 2015, it had 2,274 stores, including 1,977 in the United States, 182 in Canada, and 115 in Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

General Mills, Inc. (GIS) had a light trading with around 2.17M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.85M. The stock traded between $61.5 and $62.02 before closing at the price of $61.72 with 0.57% change on the day. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55426 based company is currently trading 15.88% above its 52 week low of $54.84 and -13.87% below its 52 week high of $72.95. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 49.4 and $63.93 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

General Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets branded consumer foods in the United States. It operates in three segments: U.S. Retail, International, and Convenience Stores and Foodservice. The company offers ready-to-eat cereals, refrigerated yogurt, soup, meal kits, refrigerated and frozen dough products, dessert and baking mixes, frozen pizza and pizza snacks, grain and fruit and savory snacks, stable and frozen vegetables, and ice cream and frozen desserts, as well as various organic products, including meal kits, granola bars, and cereal. The company markets its products under the Annie’s, Betty Crocker, Bisquick, Bugles, Cascadian Farm, Cheerios, Chex, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Fiber One, Food Should Taste Good, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups, Gardetto’s, Go-Gurt, Gold Medal, Golden Grahams, Häagen-Dazs, Helpers, Jeno’s, Jus-Rol, Kitano, Kix, La Salteña, Lärabar, Latina, Liberté, Lucky Charms, Muir Glen, Nature Valley, Oatmeal Crisp, Old El Paso, Pillsbury, Progresso, Raisin Nut Bran, Total, Totino’s, Trix, Wanchai Ferry, Wheaties, Yoki, and Yoplait names. General Mills, Inc. also supplies branded and unbranded food products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries. It sells its products directly, as well as through broker and distribution arrangements to grocery stores, mass merchandisers, membership stores, natural food chains, e-commerce grocery providers, commercial and noncommercial foodservice distributors and operators, restaurants, and convenience stores, as well as drug, dollar, and discount chains. The company operates 530 ice cream parlors; and franchises 344 branded ice cream parlors. General Mills, Inc. also exports its products primarily to Caribbean and Latin American markets. The company was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: KeyCorp (KEY), Deere & Company (DE), The Home Depot, Inc. (HD)

KeyCorp (KEY) had a active trading with around 8.01M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 14.98M. The stock traded between $17.81 and $18.21 before closing at the price of $17.97 with -0.55% change on the day. The Cleveland Ohio 44114 based company is currently trading 86.64% above its 52 week low of $9.88 and -4.26% below its 52 week high of $18.77. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 48.12 and $19.85 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

KeyCorp operates as the bank holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various retail and commercial banking services to individual, corporate, and institutional clients in the United States. The company’s Key Community Bank segment offers deposit and investment products; personal finance services and loans, including residential mortgages, home equity, credit cards, and various installment loans for individuals; deposits, investment and credit products, and business advisory services to small businesses; and financial, estate and retirement planning, and asset management services to high-net-worth clients. This segment also provides commercial lending, cash management, equipment leasing, investment and employee benefit programs, succession planning, access to capital markets, derivatives, and foreign exchange services to mid-sized businesses. Its Key Corporate Bank segment offers a suite of banking and capital market products, such as syndicated finance, debt and equity capital market products, commercial payments, equipment finance, commercial mortgage banking, derivatives, foreign exchange, financial advisory, and public finance, as well as commercial mortgage loans for middle market clients comprising consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial, public, real estate, and technology sectors. In addition, KeyCorp provides personal, securities lending, and custody services; access to mutual funds; treasury, investment banking, international banking, and investment management services; public retirement plans, and foundations and endowments plans; and financial services consisting of community development financing, securities underwriting, and brokerage, as well as merchant services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 966 retail banking branches and 1,257 automated teller machines in 12 states, as well as a telephone banking call center. KeyCorp was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Deere & Company (DE) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.01% or $-0.01 to close the day at $107.05 on light trading volume of 1.65M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.14M. The Moline Illinois 61265 based company has been outperforming the farm & construction machinery group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 43.35%, compared to the industry which has advanced 52.3% over the same period. With RSI of 60.2, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $102.65, making it a hold for now.

Deere & Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. The company’s Agriculture and Turf segment provides agriculture and turf equipment, and related service parts, including large, medium, and utility tractors; loaders; combines, cotton pickers and strippers, and sugarcane harvesters; related front-end harvesting equipment; sugarcane loaders and pull-behind scrapers; and tillage, seeding, and application equipment, including sprayers, nutrient management, and soil preparation machinery. This segment also provides hay and forage equipment comprising self-propelled forage harvesters and attachments, balers, and mowers; turf and utility equipment, including riding lawn equipment and walk-behind mowers, golf course equipment, utility vehicles, and commercial mowing equipment, as well as associated implements; integrated agricultural management systems technology and solutions; and other outdoor power products. Its Construction and Forestry segment provides backhoe loaders; crawler dozers and loaders; four-wheel-drive loaders; excavators; motor graders; articulated dump trucks; landscape loaders; skid-steer loaders; and log skidders, feller bunchers, log loaders, log forwarders, log harvesters, and related attachments that are used in construction, earthmoving, material handling, and timber harvesting applications. The company’s Financial Services segment finances sales and leases of new and used agriculture and turf equipment, and construction and forestry equipment. This segment also provides wholesale financing to dealers of the foregoing equipment; finances retail revolving charge accounts; and offers extended equipment warranties. The company markets its products primarily through independent retail dealer networks and retail outlets. Deere & Company was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in Moline, Illinois.

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) shares were down in last trading by -0.64% to $137.58. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.35% over the past week and grew 1.84% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.86% above its 50 day moving average and 5.18% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.28% decrease in value from its one year high of $139.37. The RSI indicator value of 60.68, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (DIFM), and professional customers. The company offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its DIFM customers through third-party installers. It primarily serves home owners; and renovators/remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, installers, small business owners, and tradesmen. The company also sells its products through online. As of December 31, 2015, it had 2,274 stores, including 1,977 in the United States, 182 in Canada, and 115 in Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

3 Trending Stocks: CA, Inc. (CA), Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA), The Home Depot, Inc. (HD)

CA, Inc. (CA) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.67% or $-0.21 to close the day at $31.13 on active trading volume of 3.18M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.59M. The New York New York 10022 based company has been outperforming the business software & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 14.09%, compared to the industry which has advanced 26.6% over the same period. With RSI of 35.97, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $32.8, making it a hold for now.

CA, Inc. provides information technology (IT) management software and solutions that help organizations plan, develop, manage, and secure applications and IT infrastructure in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Mainframe Solutions, Enterprise Solutions, and Services. The Mainframe Solutions segment’s products portfolio include databases and database management, systems and operations management, application development, and security and compliance. The Enterprise Solutions segment provides products that are designed for distributed and cloud computing environments and run on industry standard servers. It offers Agile management solutions, which enables customers to plan and manage software development process and IT services delivery; DevOps solutions comprising a range of solutions that allow customers to deliver and manage applications and IT infrastructure; and security solutions, such as identity-centric security portfolio that allows customers to manage identities and regulate access from the device to the data center. The Services segment offers consulting, implementation, application management services, education, and support services to commercial and government customers. The company serves banks, insurance companies, other financial services providers, government agencies, global service providers, telecommunication providers, manufacturers, technology companies, retailers, educational organizations, and health care institutions. CA, Inc. sells its solutions through direct sales force, as well as indirectly through its partners. The company was formerly known as CA Technologies and changed its name to CA, Inc. in 2006. CA, Inc. was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) climbed 0.17% during last trading as the stock added $0.44 to finish the day at $252.95 with about 3.16M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.77M. The $40.75B market cap company, which fluctuated between $248.52 and $253 during the day, currently situated 79.33% above its 52 week low of $141.05 and -6.09% away from its one year high of $269.34. The RSI of 79.18 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and stationary energy storage products in the United States, China, Norway, and internationally. It primarily offers sedans and sport utility vehicles. The company also offers electric vehicle powertrain components and systems to other manufacturers. It sells its products through a network of Tesla stores and galleries, as well as through Internet. In addition, the company designs, manufactures, installs, monitors, maintains, leases, and sells solar energy systems to government, residential, and commercial customers; and sells electricity generated by solar energy systems to customers. Tesla Motors, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) saw its value decrease by -0.09% as the stock dropped $-0.13 to finish the day at a closing price of $138.33. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $109.62-$139.37 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $137.7 to $138.83 during the day, are up by 13.33% in the past three months and up by 1.32% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.98% above its 20 day moving average and 3.83% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $148.08 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 65.59. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (DIFM), and professional customers. The company offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its DIFM customers through third-party installers. It primarily serves home owners; and renovators/remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, installers, small business owners, and tradesmen. The company also sells its products through online. As of December 31, 2015, it had 2,274 stores, including 1,977 in the United States, 182 in Canada, and 115 in Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Stocks in Review: Lam Research Corporation (LRCX), The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), Invesco Ltd. (IVZ)

Lam Research Corporation (LRCX) traded within a range of $114.52 to $117.21 after opening the day at $116.54. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 10.58% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.99% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $116.92 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding 1.8% above its 52 week high of $117.21 and 88.15% above its 12-month low of $63.1. The shares are up by over 18.64% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 71.91 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Lam Research Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, refurbishes, and services semiconductor processing systems used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. It provides thin film deposition products, including SABRE electrochemical deposition products for copper damascene manufacturing; ALTUS systems to deposit conformal atomic layer films for tungsten metallization applications; VECTOR plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and atomic layer deposition systems to deposit oxides, nitrides, carbides, multiple patterning films, anti-reflective layers, multi-layer stack films, and diffusion barriers; SPEED high-density plasma CVD products for applications in shallow trench isolation, pre-metal dielectrics, inter-layer dielectrics, inter-metal dielectrics, and passivation layers; and SOLA ultraviolet thermal processing products for the treatment of back-end-of-line low-k dielectric films and front-end-of-line silicon nitride strained films. The company also offers plasma etch products, such as Kiyo products that provide solutions for conductor etch applications; Flex products, which offer technologies and application-focused capabilities for dielectric etch applications; and Syndion products that provide solutions to address various through-silicon via etch applications. In addition, it provides single-wafer clean products, including EOS, Da Vinci, DV-Prime, and SP series products for wet etch and clean applications in wafer-level packaging, including silicon substrate thinning, wafer stress relief, underbump metallization etch, and photoresist removal; and Coronus plasma-based bevel clean products to enhance die yield by removing particles, residues, and unwanted films from the wafer’s edge, as well as legacy products. The company offers its products in the United States, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, China, and Southeast Asia. Lam Research Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.42% or $-0.58 to close the day at $137.48 on light trading volume of 3.54M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.29M. The Atlanta Georgia 30339 based company has been outperforming the home improvement stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 14.9%, compared to the industry which has advanced 12.46% over the same period. With RSI of 62.06, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $148.08, making it a hold for now.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (DIFM), and professional customers. The company offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its DIFM customers through third-party installers. It primarily serves home owners; and renovators/remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, installers, small business owners, and tradesmen. The company also sells its products through online. As of December 31, 2015, it had 2,274 stores, including 1,977 in the United States, 182 in Canada, and 115 in Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Invesco Ltd. (IVZ) gained $0.24 to close the day at a new closing price of $31.09, a 0.78% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 37.61% above its 52 week low of $23.02. A total of 3.51M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.43M. The stock, which fluctuated between $30.85 and $31.49 during the day, currently situated -6.75% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.13% in the past one month and up by 4.26% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $34.71 and RSI of 51.52, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Invesco Ltd. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm provides its services to retail clients, institutional clients, high-net worth clients, public entities, corporations, unions, non-profit organizations, endowments, foundations, pension funds, financial institutions, and sovereign wealth funds. It manages separate client-focused equity and fixed income portfolios. The firm also launches equity, fixed income, commodity, multi-asset, and balanced mutual funds for its clients. It launches equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and balanced exchange-traded funds. The firm also launches and manages private funds. It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. The firm also invests in alternative markets, such as commodities and currencies. For the equity portion of its portfolio, it invests in growth and value stocks of large-cap, mid-cap, and small-cap companies. For the fixed income portion of its portfolio, the firm invests in convertibles, government bonds, municipal bonds, treasury securities, and cash. It also invests in short term and intermediate term bonds, investment grade and high yield bonds, taxable and tax-free bonds, senior secured loans, and structured securities such as asset-backed securities, mortgage-backed securities, and commercial mortgage-backed securities. The firm employs absolute return, global macro, and long/short strategies. It employs quantitative analysis to make its investments. The firm was formerly known as Invesco Plc, AMVESCAP plc, Amvesco plc, Invesco PLC, Invesco MIM, and H. Lotery & Co. Ltd. Invesco Ltd. was founded in December 1935 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia with an additional office in Hamilton, Bermuda.

 

Stocks Alert: The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), Hess Corporation (HES), American Express Company (AXP)

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) retreated with the stock falling -0.01% or $-0.01 to close at $138.06 on light trading volume of 4.05M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.29M. The Atlanta Georgia 30339 based company operating under the Home Improvement Stores industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 15.85% up for the period and up by 2.97% so far this year. With price target of $148.08 and a 28.62% rebound from 52-week low, The Home Depot, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (DIFM), and professional customers. The company offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its DIFM customers through third-party installers. It primarily serves home owners; and renovators/remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, installers, small business owners, and tradesmen. The company also sells its products through online. As of December 31, 2015, it had 2,274 stores, including 1,977 in the United States, 182 in Canada, and 115 in Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Hess Corporation (HES) gained $0.37 to close the day at a new closing price of $57.52, a 0.65% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 72.26% above its 52 week low of $34.02. A total of 4.01M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.39M. The stock, which fluctuated between $56.65 and $58.03 during the day, currently situated -11.91% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -9.5% in the past one month and up by 9.46% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $65.63 and RSI of 41.16, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Hess Corporation, an exploration and production company, develops, produces, purchases, transports, and sells crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas. The company operates in two segments, Exploration and Production, and Bakken Midstream. It is also involved in crude oil and natural gas gathering, processing of natural gas and the fractionation of natural gas liquids, transportation of crude oil by rail car, terminating and loading crude oil and natural gas liquids, and the storage and terminating of propane primarily in the Bakken shale play of North Dakota. The company operates primarily in the United States, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea, the Joint Development Area of Malaysia/Thailand, Malaysia, and Norway. As of December 31, 2015, it had total proved reserves of 1,086 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

American Express Company (AXP) shares were up in last trading by 1.92% to $77.43. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.08% over the past week and grew 3.24% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.03% above its 50 day moving average and 17.45% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.73% decrease in value from its one year high of $78. The RSI indicator value of 63.79, lead us to believe that it is 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.