Stocks in the Spotlight: McDonald’s Corporation (MCD), The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG), Allergan plc (AGN)

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) had a light trading with around 3.01M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.69M. The stock traded between $126.31 and $127.82 before closing at the price of $126.7 with 0.17% change on the day. The Oak Brook Illinois 60523 based company is currently trading 15.73% above its 52 week low of $110.33 and -1.77% below its 52 week high of $131.96. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 71.68 and $131.17 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

McDonald’s Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. The company’s restaurants offer various food products, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 36,525 restaurants, including 30,081 franchised restaurants comprising 21,147 franchised to conventional franchisees, 5,529 licensed to developmental licensees, and 3,405 licensed to foreign affiliates; and 6,444 company-operated restaurants. The company has strategic partnerships with CITIC Limited, CITIC Capital, and The Carlyle Group to expand its business in Mainland China and Hong Kong. McDonald’s Corporation was founded in 1940 and is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG) managed to rebound with the stock declining 0% or $0 to close the day at $48.6 on active trading volume of 3M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.5M. The Hartford Connecticut 06155 based company has been outperforming the property & casualty insurance group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 18.65%, compared to the industry which has advanced 27.04% over the same period. With RSI of 56.97, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $52.42, making it a hold for now.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and financial services to individual and business customers in the United States. It operates through six segments: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Property & Casualty Other Operations, Group Benefits, Mutual Funds, and Talcott Resolution. The Commercial Lines segment offers workers’ compensation, property, automobile, liability, umbrella, marine, and livestock insurance, as well as customized insurance products and services, including general liability, professional liability, bond, and specialty casualty coverages. The Personal Lines segment provides automobile, homeowners, and personal umbrella coverages to individuals. The Property & Casualty Other Operations segment manages property and casualty insurance. The Group Benefits segment offers group life, accident and disability coverage, and group retiree health to employer groups, associations, and affinity groups; and disability underwriting, administration, claims processing, and reinsurance to other insurers and self-funded employer plans. The Mutual Funds segment provides investment products for retail and retirement accounts; and investment-management and administrative services, such as product design, implementation, and oversight, as well as the runoff of the mutual funds supporting the company’s variable annuity products. The Talcott Resolution segment engages in the U.S. annuity, institutional, and private-placement life insurance businesses. It has a research partnership with UCLA Anderson Forecast to understand the critical economic issue and other trends affecting small business. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. was founded in 1810 and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.

Allergan plc (AGN) shares were down in last trading by -0.96% to $246.93. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.51% over the past week and grew 14.02% in the past month. It is currently trading 15.82% above its 50 day moving average and 8.92% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -18.05% decrease in value from its one year high of $301.32. The RSI indicator value of 78.81, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Allergan plc, a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes medical aesthetics, biosimilar, and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products worldwide. It operates through US Brands, US Medical Aesthetics, International Brands, and Anda Distribution segments. The company offers a portfolio of products that provide treatments for the central nervous system, gastroenterology, women’s health and urology, ophthalmology, neurosciences, medical aesthetics, liver disease, inflammation, fibrosis, and HIV, as well as dermatology and plastic surgery, and Alzheimer’s disease. It is also involved in developing ocular implants that reduce intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma; medical devices for the correction of prominent ears; and intranasal neurostimulation devices, as well as other dry eye products. In addition, it distributes generic and branded pharmaceutical products primarily to independent pharmacies, pharmacy chains, pharmacy buying groups, and physicians’ offices. Further, the company develops, processes, and markets tissue-based products for use in reconstructive, orthopedic, and urogynecologic surgical procedures to repair soft tissue defects. Allergan plc has a collaboration with T2 Biosystems to develop blood-based diagnostic panel for the detection of Gram-negative bacterial species. The company was formerly known as Actavis plc and changed its name to Allergan plc in June 2015. Allergan plc was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG), CarMax Inc. (KMX), Union Pacific Corporation (UNP)

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG) grew with the stock adding 0.94% or $0.45 to close at $48.5 on active trading volume of 2.54M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.52M. The Hartford Connecticut 06155 based company operating under the Property & Casualty Insurance industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 20.13% up for the period and up by 1.78% so far this year. With price target of $52.42 and a 25.88% rebound from 52-week low, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and financial services to individual and business customers in the United States. It operates through six segments: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Property & Casualty Other Operations, Group Benefits, Mutual Funds, and Talcott Resolution. The Commercial Lines segment offers workers’ compensation, property, automobile, liability, umbrella, marine, and livestock insurance, as well as customized insurance products and services, including general liability, professional liability, bond, and specialty casualty coverages. The Personal Lines segment provides automobile, homeowners, and personal umbrella coverages to individuals. The Property & Casualty Other Operations segment manages property and casualty insurance. The Group Benefits segment offers group life, accident and disability coverage, and group retiree health to employer groups, associations, and affinity groups; and disability underwriting, administration, claims processing, and reinsurance to other insurers and self-funded employer plans. The Mutual Funds segment provides investment products for retail and retirement accounts; and investment-management and administrative services, such as product design, implementation, and oversight, as well as the runoff of the mutual funds supporting the company’s variable annuity products. The Talcott Resolution segment engages in the U.S. annuity, institutional, and private-placement life insurance businesses. It has a research partnership with UCLA Anderson Forecast to understand the critical economic issue and other trends affecting small business. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. was founded in 1810 and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.

CarMax Inc. (KMX) gained $0.72 to close the day at a new closing price of $68.22, a 1.07% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 56.94% above its 52 week low of $42.09. A total of 1.31M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.04M. The stock, which fluctuated between $67.3 and $68.31 during the day, currently situated -0.93% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 1.56% in the past one month and up by 24.53% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $67.4 and RSI of 63.94, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

CarMax Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of used vehicles in the United States. The company operates in two segments, CarMax Sales Operations and CarMax Auto Finance. It offers customers a range of makes and models of used vehicles, including domestic and imported vehicles; sells vehicles that do not meet its retail standards to licensed dealers through on-site wholesale auctions; and provides extended protection plans to customers at the time of sale. The company also offers reconditioning and vehicle repair services; and provides financing alternatives for retail customers across a range of credit spectrum through its CarMax Auto Finance and arrangements with other financial institutions. In addition, it sells new vehicles under franchise agreements. As of December 20, 2016, the company operated 169 used car stores in 39 states. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Richmond, Virginia.

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) shares were up in last trading by 0.78% to $109.16. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.4% over the past week and grew 3.71% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.5% above its 50 day moving average and 15.58% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.99% decrease in value from its one year high of $111.38. The RSI indicator value of 61.16, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive products, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash. The company also provides transportation services for coal, petroleum coke, and biomass; industrial products consisting of construction products, minerals, consumer goods, metals, lumber, paper, and other miscellaneous products; and intermodal import and export container traffic. Its rail network includes 32,070 route miles linking the Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and Eastern United States gateways. Union Pacific Corporation was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

Stocks Under Consideration: Tesoro Corporation (TSO), The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG), General Mills, Inc. (GIS)

Tesoro Corporation (TSO) retreated with the stock falling -0.29% or $-0.25 to close at $87.33 on light trading volume of 1.99M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.63M. The San Antonio Texas 78259 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 24.54% up for the period and down by -0.14% so far this year. With price target of $105.63 and a 32.27% rebound from 52-week low, Tesoro Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Tesoro Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent petroleum refining, logistics, and marketing company in the United States. Its Refining segment refines crude oil and other feed stocks into transportation fuels, such as gasoline, gasoline blend stocks, jet fuel, and diesel fuel, as well as other products, including heavy fuel oils, liquefied petroleum gas, petroleum coke, calcined coke, and asphalt. This segment also sells refined products in the wholesale market primarily through independent unbranded distributors; and in the bulk market primarily to independent unbranded distributors, other refining and marketing companies, utilities, railroads, airlines, marine, and industrial end-users in the western United States. It owns and operates 6 refineries with a combined crude oil capacity of approximately 875 thousand barrels per day. The company’s TLLP segment owns and operates a network of approximately 3,500 miles of crude oil, refined products, and natural gas pipelines; 29 crude oil and refined products truck and marine terminals; and approximately 15 million barrels of storage capacity. This segment also owns and operates four natural gas processing complexes and one fractionation facility. The company’s Marketing segment sells gasoline and diesel fuel through retail stations, and third-party branded dealers and distributors in the western United States. As of December 31, 2015, this segment operated a network of 2,397 retail stations under the ARCO, Shell, Exxon, Mobil, USA Gasoline, and Tesoro brands. The company was formerly known as Tesoro Petroleum Corporation and changed its name to Tesoro Corporation in November 2004. Tesoro Corporation was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG) had a light trading with around 1.99M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.52M. The stock traded between $47.45 and $47.87 before closing at the price of $47.86 with 0.67% change on the day. The Hartford Connecticut 06155 based company is currently trading 27.17% above its 52 week low of $38.92 and -3.66% below its 52 week high of $49.68. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $52.42 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and financial services to individual and business customers in the United States. It operates through six segments: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Property & Casualty Other Operations, Group Benefits, Mutual Funds, and Talcott Resolution. The Commercial Lines segment offers workers’ compensation, property, automobile, liability, umbrella, marine, and livestock insurance, as well as customized insurance products and services, including general liability, professional liability, bond, and specialty casualty coverages. The Personal Lines segment provides automobile, homeowners, and personal umbrella coverages to individuals. The Property & Casualty Other Operations segment manages property and casualty insurance. The Group Benefits segment offers group life, accident and disability coverage, and group retiree health to employer groups, associations, and affinity groups; and disability underwriting, administration, claims processing, and reinsurance to other insurers and self-funded employer plans. The Mutual Funds segment provides investment products for retail and retirement accounts; and investment-management and administrative services, such as product design, implementation, and oversight, as well as the runoff of the mutual funds supporting the company’s variable annuity products. The Talcott Resolution segment engages in the U.S. annuity, institutional, and private-placement life insurance businesses. It has a research partnership with UCLA Anderson Forecast to understand the critical economic issue and other trends affecting small business. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. was founded in 1810 and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.

General Mills, Inc. (GIS) saw its value decrease by -0.48% as the stock dropped $-0.3 to finish the day at a closing price of $62.76. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $56.34-$72.95 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $62.63 to $63.33 during the day, are up by 0.81% in the past three months and down by -10.32% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.97% above its 20 day moving average and 1.45% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $63.6 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 53.44.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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 To Track: CBRE Group, Inc. (CBG), The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG), Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD)

CBRE Group, Inc. (CBG) fell -0.55% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.17 to finish the day at $30.78 with about 1.66M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.11M. The $10.34B market cap company, which fluctuated between $30.43 and $30.86 during the day, currently situated 35.36% above its 52 week low of $23.36 and -7.32% away from its one year high of $33.21. The RSI of 46.15 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company worldwide. It operates through Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services segments. The company offers advisory services, such as strategic advice and execution to owners, investors, and occupiers of real estate in connection with leasing, disposition, and acquisition of property; integrated investment sales and debt/structured financing services under the CBRE Capital Markets brand; and valuation services, including market value appraisals, litigation support, discounted cash flow analyses, feasibility and fairness opinions, property condition reports, hotel advisory, and environmental consulting, as well as originates and services commercial mortgage loans. It also provides outsourcing services comprising facilities management, project management, advisory and transaction, and strategic consulting services to occupiers of real estate; and property management services consisting of construction management, marketing, building engineering, accounting, and financial services for owners/investors in office, industrial, and retail properties. In addition, the company offers investment management services to pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, foundations, endowments, and other institutional investors seeking to generate returns and diversification through investment in real estate. Further, the company develops and invests in commercial real estate, including industrial, office, and retail properties; healthcare facilities; and residential/mixed-use projects. CBRE Group, Inc. offers its commercial real estate services under the CBRE brand name; investment management services under the CBRE Global Investors brand name; and development services under the Trammell Crow brand name. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG) dropped $-0.3 to close the day at a new closing price of $47.05, a -0.63% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 25.01% above its 52 week low of $38.38. A total of 1.65M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.53M. The stock, which fluctuated between $46.99 and $47.26 during the day, currently situated -5.29% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.12% in the past one month and up by 6.34% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $52.46 and RSI of 37.7, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and financial services to individual and business customers in the United States. It operates through six segments: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Property & Casualty Other Operations, Group Benefits, Mutual Funds, and Talcott Resolution. The Commercial Lines segment offers workers’ compensation, property, automobile, liability, umbrella, marine, and livestock insurance, as well as customized insurance products and services, including general liability, professional liability, bond, and specialty casualty coverages. The Personal Lines segment provides automobile, homeowners, and personal umbrella coverages to individuals. The Property & Casualty Other Operations segment manages property and casualty insurance. The Group Benefits segment offers group life, accident and disability coverage, and group retiree health to employer groups, associations, and affinity groups; and disability underwriting, administration, claims processing, and reinsurance to other insurers and self-funded employer plans. The Mutual Funds segment provides investment products for retail and retirement accounts; and investment-management and administrative services, such as product design, implementation, and oversight, as well as the runoff of the mutual funds supporting the company’s variable annuity products. The Talcott Resolution segment engages in the U.S. annuity, institutional, and private-placement life insurance businesses. It has a research partnership with UCLA Anderson Forecast to understand the critical economic issue and other trends affecting small business. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. was founded in 1810 and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) had a active trading with around 1.64M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.41M. The stock traded between $137.72 and $138.8 before closing at the price of $138.59 with -0.15% change on the day. The Allentown Pennsylvania 18195 based company is currently trading 21.74% above its 52 week low of $116.66 and -7.33% below its 52 week high of $150.45. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 32.63 and $151.79 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, electronics and performance materials, equipment, and services worldwide. The company produces atmospheric gases, including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases; process gases, such as hydrogen, helium, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, syngas, and specialty gases; and equipment for the production or processing of gases comprising air separation units and non-cryogenic generators for customers in various industries, including metals, glass, chemical processing, electronics, energy production and refining, food processing, metallurgical, medical, and general manufacturing. It also designs and manufactures equipment for air separation, hydrocarbon recovery and purification, natural gas liquefaction, and liquid helium and liquid hydrogen transport and storage. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

 

Stocks Roundup: Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR), Aetna Inc. (AET), The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG)

Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR) retreated with the stock falling -2.79% or $-1.34 to close at $46.62 on light trading volume of 2.45M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.8M. The Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73102 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 140.43% up for the period and down by -9.55% so far this year. With price target of $61.08 and a 176.18% rebound from 52-week low, Continental Resources, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Continental Resources, Inc. explores for, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas properties in the north, south, and east regions of the United States. The company sells its crude oil and natural gas production to energy marketing companies, crude oil refining companies, and natural gas gathering and processing companies. As of December 31, 2015, its estimated proved reserves were 1,226 million barrels of crude oil equivalent (MMBoe) with estimated proved developed reserves of 525 MMBoe. Continental Resources, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Aetna Inc. (AET) had a light trading with around 2.45M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.32M. The stock traded between $120.12 and $122.5 before closing at the price of $120.79 with -1.44% change on the day. The Hartford Connecticut 06156 based company is currently trading 31.84% above its 52 week low of $92.42 and -11.33% below its 52 week high of $136.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $140.06 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

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

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG) saw its value increase by 0.46% as the stock gained $0.22 to finish the day at a closing price of $47.55. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $38.38-$49.68 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $47.16 to $47.66 during the day, are up by 9.22% in the past three months and up by 18.16% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.69% below its 20 day moving average and -1.07% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $52.46 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 42.12.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and financial services to individual and business customers in the United States. It operates through six segments: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Property & Casualty Other Operations, Group Benefits, Mutual Funds, and Talcott Resolution. The Commercial Lines segment offers workers’ compensation, property, automobile, liability, umbrella, marine, and livestock insurance, as well as customized insurance products and services, including general liability, professional liability, bond, and specialty casualty coverages. The Personal Lines segment provides automobile, homeowners, and personal umbrella coverages to individuals. The Property & Casualty Other Operations segment manages property and casualty insurance. The Group Benefits segment offers group life, accident and disability coverage, and group retiree health to employer groups, associations, and affinity groups; and disability underwriting, administration, claims processing, and reinsurance to other insurers and self-funded employer plans. The Mutual Funds segment provides investment products for retail and retirement accounts; and investment-management and administrative services, such as product design, implementation, and oversight, as well as the runoff of the mutual funds supporting the company’s variable annuity products. The Talcott Resolution segment engages in the U.S. annuity, institutional, and private-placement life insurance businesses. It has a research partnership with UCLA Anderson Forecast to understand the critical economic issue and other trends affecting small business. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. was founded in 1810 and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG), United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL), 3M Company (MMM)

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.97% or $-0.47 to close the day at $47.97 on active trading volume of 3.14M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.48M. The Hartford Connecticut 06155 based company has been outperforming the property & casualty insurance group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 25.63%, compared to the industry which has advanced 27.23% over the same period. With RSI of 46.54, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $52.46, making it a hold for now.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and financial services to individual and business customers in the United States. It operates through six segments: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Property & Casualty Other Operations, Group Benefits, Mutual Funds, and Talcott Resolution. The Commercial Lines segment offers workers’ compensation, property, automobile, liability, umbrella, marine, and livestock insurance, as well as customized insurance products and services, including general liability, professional liability, bond, and specialty casualty coverages. The Personal Lines segment provides automobile, homeowners, and personal umbrella coverages to individuals. The Property & Casualty Other Operations segment manages property and casualty insurance. The Group Benefits segment offers group life, accident and disability coverage, and group retiree health to employer groups, associations, and affinity groups; and disability underwriting, administration, claims processing, and reinsurance to other insurers and self-funded employer plans. The Mutual Funds segment provides investment products for retail and retirement accounts; and investment-management and administrative services, such as product design, implementation, and oversight, as well as the runoff of the mutual funds supporting the company’s variable annuity products. The Talcott Resolution segment engages in the U.S. annuity, institutional, and private-placement life insurance businesses. It has a research partnership with UCLA Anderson Forecast to understand the critical economic issue and other trends affecting small business. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. was founded in 1810 and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) climbed 0.92% during last trading as the stock added $0.66 to finish the day at $72.14 with about 3.1M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.82M. The $22.89B market cap company, which fluctuated between $70.55 and $72.34 during the day, currently situated 92.84% above its 52 week low of $37.41 and -6.07% away from its one year high of $76.8. The RSI of 48.31 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

United Continental Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides air transportation services in North America, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company transports people and cargo through its mainline and regional operations. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 1,236 aircraft. United Continental Holdings, Inc. also sells fuel; and offers catering, ground handling, and maintenance services for third parties. The company was formerly known as UAL Corporation and changed its name to United Continental Holdings, Inc. in October 2010. United Continental Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

3M Company (MMM) saw its value decrease by -0.57% as the stock dropped $-0.99 to finish the day at a closing price of $174.18. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $149-$182.27 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $173.55 to $174.77 during the day, are up by 6.73% in the past three months and down by -1.12% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.72% below its 20 day moving average and -1.22% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $189 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 39.59. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

3M Company operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. The company’s Industrial segment offers tapes; coated, non-woven, and bonded abrasives; adhesives; ceramics; sealants; specialty materials; filtration products; closure systems for personal hygiene products; acoustic systems products; automotive components; abrasion-resistant films; structural adhesives; and paint finishing and detailing products. Its Safety and Graphics segment provides personal protection products, traffic safety and security products, commercial graphics systems, commercial cleaning and protection products, floor matting, roofing granules, and fall protection products. The company’s Health Care segment offers medical and surgical supplies, skin health and infection prevention products, drug delivery systems, dental and orthodontic products, health information systems, and food safety products. Its Electronics and Energy segment provides optical films; packaging and interconnection devices; insulating and splicing solutions; touch screens and touch monitors; renewable energy component solutions; and infrastructure protection products. The company’s Consumer segment offers sponges, scouring pads, high-performance cloths, consumer and office tapes, repositionable notes, indexing systems, and consumer and office tapes and adhesives, as well as construction and home improvement, home care, and protective material products. 3M Company serves automotive, electronics and energy, appliance, paper and printing, packaging, food and beverage, construction, clinics and hospitals, pharmaceuticals, dental and orthodontic practitioners, health information systems, food manufacturing and testing, consumer and office retail, home improvement, drug and pharmacy retail, and other markets. The company sells its products through wholesalers, retailers, jobbers, distributors, and dealers, as well as directly to users. 3M Company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

 

Trader Alert: Valero Energy Corporation (VLO), The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS), The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG)

Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) retreated with the stock falling -3.62% or $-2.47 to close at $65.76 on light trading volume of 11.66M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.94M. The San Antonio Texas 78249 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -0.28% down for the period and down by -3.75% so far this year. With price target of $73.84 and a 43.17% rebound from 52-week low, Valero Energy Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. It operates through two segments, Refining and Ethanol. The Refining segment is involved in refining, wholesale marketing, and bulk sales and trading activities. This segment produces conventional and premium gasolines, gasoline meeting the specifications of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), reformulated gasoline blendstock for oxygenate blending, diesel fuels, low-sulfur and ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuels, CARB diesel fuel, distillates, jet fuels, asphalts, petrochemicals, lubricants, and other refined products. As of February 19, 2016, it owned 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.0 million barrels per day. This segment also markets its refined products through bulk and rack marketing network; and through approximately 7,500 outlets under the Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock, Ultramar, Beacon, and Texaco brand names. The Ethanol segment produces and sells ethanol and distillers grains primarily to refiners and gasoline blenders, as well as to animal feed customers. This segment operates 11 ethanol plants with a combined ethanol production capacity of approximately 1.4 billion gallons per year. The company also operates a 50-megawatt wind farm; convenience stores; filling stations, as well as truckstop, cardlock, and home heating oil facilities; and credit card business. The company was formerly known as Valero Refining and Marketing Company and changed its name to Valero Energy Corporation in August 1997. Valero Energy Corporation was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) dropped $-4.58 to close the day at a new closing price of $229.32, a -1.96% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 67.48% above its 52 week low of $138.2. A total of 5.14M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.29M. The stock, which fluctuated between $228.16 and $234.35 during the day, currently situated -7.45% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.72% in the past one month and up by 29.86% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $245.84 and RSI of 41.43, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. operates as an investment banking, securities, and investment management company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending, and Investment Management. The Investment Banking segment provides financial advisory services, such as strategic advisory assignments related to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate defense activities, restructurings, spin-offs, and risk management; and underwriting services, including public offerings and private placements of various securities and other financial instruments, as well as derivative transactions entered into with public and private sector clients. The Institutional Client Services segment is involved in client execution activities related to making markets in interest rate products, credit products, mortgages, currencies, commodities, and equities; and provides securities services, such as financing, securities lending, and other prime brokerage services, as well as markets in and clears client transactions on primary stock, options, and futures exchanges. The Investing & Lending segment invests in and originates longer-term loans to provide financing to clients; and makes investments in debt securities and loans, public and private equity securities, and real estate entities. The Investment Management segment offers investment management products and services; and wealth advisory services, including portfolio management and financial counseling, and brokerage and other transaction services. The company serves corporations, financial institutions, governments, and individuals. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG) shares were down in last trading by -0.51% to $48.71. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.69% over the past week and grew 2.07% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.57% above its 50 day moving average and 10.38% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.95% decrease in value from its one year high of $49.68. The RSI indicator value of 55.53, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and financial services to individual and business customers in the United States. It operates through six segments: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Property & Casualty Other Operations, Group Benefits, Mutual Funds, and Talcott Resolution. The Commercial Lines segment offers workers’ compensation, property, automobile, liability, umbrella, marine, and livestock insurance, as well as customized insurance products and services, including general liability, professional liability, bond, and specialty casualty coverages. The Personal Lines segment provides automobile, homeowners, and personal umbrella coverages to individuals. The Property & Casualty Other Operations segment manages property and casualty insurance. The Group Benefits segment offers group life, accident and disability coverage, and group retiree health to employer groups, associations, and affinity groups; and disability underwriting, administration, claims processing, and reinsurance to other insurers and self-funded employer plans. The Mutual Funds segment provides investment products for retail and retirement accounts; and investment-management and administrative services, such as product design, implementation, and oversight, as well as the runoff of the mutual funds supporting the company’s variable annuity products. The Talcott Resolution segment engages in the U.S. annuity, institutional, and private-placement life insurance businesses. It has a research partnership with UCLA Anderson Forecast to understand the critical economic issue and other trends affecting small business. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. was founded in 1810 and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.

 

Stocks Under Review: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM), International Paper Company (IP), The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG)

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.07% or $-0.03 to close the day at $44.52 on light trading volume of 2.05M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.49M. The Chicago Illinois 60601 based company has been outperforming the farm products group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 32.36%, compared to the industry which has advanced 28.03% over the same period. With RSI of 49.02, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $45.08, making it a hold for now.

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

International Paper Company (IP) retreated with the stock falling -0.3% or $-0.17 to close at $57.34 on light trading volume of 2.04M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.68M. The Memphis Tennessee 38197 based company operating under the Packaging & Containers industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 83.35% up for the period and up by 8.07% so far this year. With price target of $55.27 and a 84.02% rebound from 52-week low, International Paper Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.74% or $0.36 to close the day at $48.93 on lower than average trading volume of 2.02M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.55M. The Hartford Connecticut 06155 based company has been outperforming the property & casualty insurance companies by 13.0798% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 2.69% YTD, versus the property & casualty insurance industry which is up 0.85% for the same period. The RSI of 58.39 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and financial services to individual and business customers in the United States. It operates through six segments: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Property & Casualty Other Operations, Group Benefits, Mutual Funds, and Talcott Resolution. The Commercial Lines segment offers workers’ compensation, property, automobile, liability, umbrella, marine, and livestock insurance, as well as customized insurance products and services, including general liability, professional liability, bond, and specialty casualty coverages. The Personal Lines segment provides automobile, homeowners, and personal umbrella coverages to individuals. The Property & Casualty Other Operations segment manages property and casualty insurance. The Group Benefits segment offers group life, accident and disability coverage, and group retiree health to employer groups, associations, and affinity groups; and disability underwriting, administration, claims processing, and reinsurance to other insurers and self-funded employer plans. The Mutual Funds segment provides investment products for retail and retirement accounts; and investment-management and administrative services, such as product design, implementation, and oversight, as well as the runoff of the mutual funds supporting the company’s variable annuity products. The Talcott Resolution segment engages in the U.S. annuity, institutional, and private-placement life insurance businesses. It has a research partnership with UCLA Anderson Forecast to understand the critical economic issue and other trends affecting small business. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. was founded in 1810 and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Praxair, Inc. (PX), The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG), The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS)

Praxair, Inc. (PX) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.6% or $1.88 to close the day at $119.57 on active trading volume of 3.81M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.39M. The Danbury Connecticut 06810 based company has been outperforming the chemicals – major diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 25.1%, compared to the industry which has advanced 48.88% over the same period. With RSI of 59.55, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $1.6, making it a hold for now.

Praxair, Inc. produces, sells, and distributes atmospheric, process, and specialty gases, as well as surface coatings in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. The company offers atmospheric gases, such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases; and process gases comprising carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, electronic gases, specialty gases, and acetylene. It also designs, engineers, and builds equipment that produces industrial gases; and manufactures precious metal and ceramic sputtering targets used primarily in the production of semiconductors. In addition, the company supplies wear-resistant and high-temperature corrosion-resistant metallic and ceramic coatings and powders to the aircraft, energy, printing, primary metals, petrochemical, textile, and other industries. Further, it provides electric arc, plasma and wire spray, and high-velocity oxy-fuel equipment; and distributes hardgoods and welding equipment purchased from independent manufacturers. The company sells its products primarily through independent distributors. It serves various industries, such as healthcare, petroleum refining, manufacturing, beverage carbonation, fiber-optics, steel making, aerospace, chemicals, and water treatment. Praxair, Inc. was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG) climbed 0.94% during last trading as the stock added $0.45 to finish the day at $48.35 with about 3.71M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.52M. The $18.24B market cap company, which fluctuated between $47.97 and $48.52 during the day, currently situated 31.24% above its 52 week low of $38.06 and -2.68% away from its one year high of $49.68. The RSI of 51.94 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and financial services to individual and business customers in the United States. It operates through six segments: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Property & Casualty Other Operations, Group Benefits, Mutual Funds, and Talcott Resolution. The Commercial Lines segment offers workers’ compensation, property, automobile, liability, umbrella, marine, and livestock insurance, as well as customized insurance products and services, including general liability, professional liability, bond, and specialty casualty coverages. The Personal Lines segment provides automobile, homeowners, and personal umbrella coverages to individuals. The Property & Casualty Other Operations segment manages property and casualty insurance. The Group Benefits segment offers group life, accident and disability coverage, and group retiree health to employer groups, associations, and affinity groups; and disability underwriting, administration, claims processing, and reinsurance to other insurers and self-funded employer plans. The Mutual Funds segment provides investment products for retail and retirement accounts; and investment-management and administrative services, such as product design, implementation, and oversight, as well as the runoff of the mutual funds supporting the company’s variable annuity products. The Talcott Resolution segment engages in the U.S. annuity, institutional, and private-placement life insurance businesses. It has a research partnership with UCLA Anderson Forecast to understand the critical economic issue and other trends affecting small business. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. was founded in 1810 and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) saw its value increase by 1.53% as the stock gained $3.57 to finish the day at a closing price of $237.25. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $138.2-$247.77 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $234.49 to $237.33 during the day, are up by 35.9% in the past three months and up by 48.25% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.96% below its 20 day moving average and 3.04% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $245.84 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 53.61. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. operates as an investment banking, securities, and investment management company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending, and Investment Management. The Investment Banking segment provides financial advisory services, such as strategic advisory assignments related to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate defense activities, restructurings, spin-offs, and risk management; and underwriting services, including public offerings and private placements of various securities and other financial instruments, as well as derivative transactions entered into with public and private sector clients. The Institutional Client Services segment is involved in client execution activities related to making markets in interest rate products, credit products, mortgages, currencies, commodities, and equities; and provides securities services, such as financing, securities lending, and other prime brokerage services, as well as markets in and clears client transactions on primary stock, options, and futures exchanges. The Investing & Lending segment invests in and originates longer-term loans to provide financing to clients; and makes investments in debt securities and loans, public and private equity securities, and real estate entities. The Investment Management segment offers investment management products and services; and wealth advisory services, including portfolio management and financial counseling, and brokerage and other transaction services. The company serves corporations, financial institutions, governments, and individuals. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Momentum Stocks: BorgWarner Inc. (BWA), The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG), Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc. (IDXG)

BorgWarner Inc. (BWA) grew with the stock adding 2.35% or $0.93 to close at $40.43 on light trading volume of 2.15M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.55M. The Auburn Hills Michigan 48326 based company operating under the Auto Parts industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 45.48% up for the period and up by 2.51% so far this year. With price target of $40.82 and a 48.37% rebound from 52-week low, BorgWarner Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

BorgWarner Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells engineered automotive systems and components primarily for powertrain applications worldwide. The company’s Engine segment offers turbochargers; turbo actuators; and timing systems, such as timing chains, variable cam timing products, crankshaft and camshaft sprockets, tensioners, guides and snubbers, HY-VO front-wheel drive transmission chains, and four-wheel drive chains. This segment also provides emissions and systems products comprising electric air pumps and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) modules, EGR coolers, EGR tubes, and EGR valves; thermal systems products consisting of viscous fan drives, polymer fans, and coolant pumps; and ignition systems, such as glow plugs and instant starting systems, pressure sensor glow plugs, and ignition technology. The Drivetrain segment develops and manufactures friction and mechanical products, including dual clutch modules, friction clutch modules, friction and steel plates, transmission bands, torque converter clutches, one-way clutches, and torsional vibration dampers. This segment also offers control products comprising electro-hydraulic solenoids, transmission solenoid modules, and dual clutch control modules. In addition, this segment provides torque management products, including rear-wheel drive/all-wheel drive (AWD) transfer case systems, front wheel drive-AWD coupling systems, and cross-axle coupling systems. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers of light vehicles consisting of passenger cars, sport-utility vehicles, vans, and light trucks; commercial vehicles, such as medium-duty and heavy duty trucks, and buses; and off-highway vehicles, including agricultural and construction machinery, and marine applications, as well as to tier one vehicle systems suppliers and the aftermarket for light, commercial, and off-highway vehicles. BorgWarner Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG) had a light trading with around 2.14M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.5M. The stock traded between $47.8 and $48.21 before closing at the price of $47.9 with 0.42% change on the day. The Hartford Connecticut 06155 based company is currently trading 30.02% above its 52 week low of $38.06 and -3.58% below its 52 week high of $49.68. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $52.46 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and financial services to individual and business customers in the United States. It operates through six segments: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Property & Casualty Other Operations, Group Benefits, Mutual Funds, and Talcott Resolution. The Commercial Lines segment offers workers’ compensation, property, automobile, liability, umbrella, marine, and livestock insurance, as well as customized insurance products and services, including general liability, professional liability, bond, and specialty casualty coverages. The Personal Lines segment provides automobile, homeowners, and personal umbrella coverages to individuals. The Property & Casualty Other Operations segment manages property and casualty insurance. The Group Benefits segment offers group life, accident and disability coverage, and group retiree health to employer groups, associations, and affinity groups; and disability underwriting, administration, claims processing, and reinsurance to other insurers and self-funded employer plans. The Mutual Funds segment provides investment products for retail and retirement accounts; and investment-management and administrative services, such as product design, implementation, and oversight, as well as the runoff of the mutual funds supporting the company’s variable annuity products. The Talcott Resolution segment engages in the U.S. annuity, institutional, and private-placement life insurance businesses. It has a research partnership with UCLA Anderson Forecast to understand the critical economic issue and other trends affecting small business. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. was founded in 1810 and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.

Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc. (IDXG) saw its value increase by 2.5% as the stock gained $0.1 to finish the day at a closing price of $4.1. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $0.07-$14.25 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $4 to $4.77 during the day, are up by 173.33% in the past three months and up by 13.89% over the past six months. It is currently trading -28.86% below its 20 day moving average and -15.45% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $3 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 45.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc. develops and commercializes molecular diagnostic tests for physicians and patients to detect genetic and other molecular alterations associated with gastrointestinal and endocrine cancers in the United States. The company offers PancraGen, a diagnostic test designed for determining risk of malignancy in pancreatic cysts; ThyGenX, a sequencing test designed to assist physicians in distinguishing between benign and malignant genotypes in indeterminate thyroid nodules; ThyraMIR, a novel microRNA gene expression classifier; and PathFinder TG Barrett’s, an esophageal cancer risk classifier. It is also developing a test for biliary cancer. The company was formerly known as PDI, Inc. and changed its name to Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc. in December 2015. Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey.