Investor’s Watch List: General Motors Company (GM), Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST)

General Motors Company (GM) had a active trading with around 9.36M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 14.39M. The stock traded between $36.82 and $37.16 before closing at the price of $37.03 with -0.13% change on the day. The Detroit Michigan 48265 based company is currently trading 39.92% above its 52 week low of $27.05 and -3.52% below its 52 week high of $38.38. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 54.73 and $38.82 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

General Motors Company designs, builds, and sells cars, trucks, crossovers, and automobile parts worldwide. The company operates through GM North America, GM Europe, GM International Operations, GM South America, and GM Financial segments. It markets its vehicles primarily under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Opel, Vauxhall, Baojun, Jiefang, and Wuling brand names. The company also sells cars, trucks, and crossovers to dealers for consumer retail sales, as well as to fleet customers, including daily rental car companies, commercial fleet customers, leasing companies, and governments. In addition, it offers connected safety, security and mobility solutions, and information technology services. The company, through its subsidiary, General Motors Financial Company, Inc., provides automotive financing services. General Motors Company was founded in 1897 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 2.86% or $0.3 to close the day at $10.8 on active trading volume of 9.08M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.78M. The New York New York 10036 based company has been outperforming the reit – diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 21.85%, compared to the industry which has advanced 31.08% over the same period. With RSI of 75.17, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $10.35, making it a hold for now.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. owns a portfolio of real estate related investments in the United States. It invests in various types of agency mortgage-backed securities and related derivatives to hedge these investments; and residential credit investments, such as credit risk transfer securities and non-agency mortgage-backed securities. The company also acquires, finances, and manages commercial loans and other commercial real estate debt, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and other commercial real estate-related assets. In addition, it engages in corporate middle market lending transactions; and operates as a broker-dealer. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT). As a REIT, it is not subject to federal income tax to the extent that it distributes its taxable income to its shareholders. Annaly Capital Management, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in New York, New York.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) shares were down in last trading by -0.21% to $18.58. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.25% over the past week and grew 1.47% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.66% above its 50 day moving average and 11.79% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.62% decrease in value from its one year high of $19.51. The RSI indicator value of 55.15, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: V.F. Corporation (VFC), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM)

V.F. Corporation (VFC) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.95% or $0.48 to close the day at $50.87 on higher than average trading volume of 3.67M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.57M. The Greensboro North Carolina 27408 based company has been underperforming the textile – apparel clothing companies by -10.024% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -4.65% YTD, versus the textile – apparel clothing industry which is down -7.56% for the same period. The RSI of 47.32 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

V.F. Corporation engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products in the United States and Europe. The company primarily offers outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment, youth culture/action sports-inspired footwear, handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, accessories, surfing-inspired footwear, merino wool socks, women’s activewear, and travel accessories under the The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Kipling, Napapijri, Jansport, Reef, Smartwool, Eastpak, lucy, and Eagle Creek brands. It also provides denim, casual apparel, footwear, and accessories under the Wrangler, Lee, Lee Casuals, Riders by Lee, Rustler, Timber Creek by Wrangler, and Rock & Republic brands. In addition, the company offers occupational, protective occupational, athletic, licensed athletic, and licensed apparel products under the Red Kap, Bulwark, Horace Small, Majestic, MLB, NFL, and Harley-Davidson brands; sportswear apparel, luggage, and accessories under the Nautica brand; and handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, and accessories under the Kipling brand. Further, it provides premium denim apparel, footwear, and accessories under the 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, and Ella Moss brands. The company sells its products primarily to specialty stores, department stores, national chains, and mass merchants, as well as sells through company operated stores, concession retail stores, and e-commerce sites. V.F. Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) had a active trading with around 7.87M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.28M. The stock traded between $18.24 and $18.76 before closing at the price of $18.75 with 1.02% change on the day. The Bethesda Maryland 20817 based company is currently trading 36.43% above its 52 week low of $14.3 and -3.75% below its 52 week high of $19.51. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 60.34 and $18.18 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) traded within a range of $68.12 to $68.7 after opening the day at $68.25. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 8.79% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.69% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $68.58 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -0.58% below its 52 week high of $68.98 and 42.95% above its 12-month low of $49.97. The shares are up by over 13.51% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 78.37 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

YUM! Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates quick service restaurants. It operates in four segments: YUM China, the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Taco Bell Division. The company develops, operates, franchises, and licenses a system of restaurants, which prepare, package, and sell various food items. As of April 21, 2016, it operated approximately 43,000 restaurants in approximately 130 countries and territories primarily under the KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, and Mexican-style food categories. The company was formerly known as TRICON Global Restaurants, Inc. and changed its name to YUM! Brands, Inc. in May 2002. YUM! Brands, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Stocks Under Consideration: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) grew with the stock adding 0.05% or $0.01 to close at $18.36 on active trading volume of 5.68M compared its three months average trading volume of 10.52M. The Bethesda Maryland 20817 based company operating under the REIT – Hotel/Motel industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 39.34% up for the period and down by -2.55% so far this year. With price target of $18.18 and a 41.58% rebound from 52-week low, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) had a active trading with around 5.57M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.63M. The stock traded between $94.5 and $96.62 before closing at the price of $96.31 with 2.5% change on the day. The Peoria Illinois 61630 based company is currently trading 65.05% above its 52 week low of $63.07 and -3.17% below its 52 week high of $99.46. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $93.36 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. The company’s Construction Industries segment offers backhoe, small wheel, skid steer, multi-terrain, compact track, medium and compact wheel, and track-type loaders; mini, wheel, and track excavators; track-type tractors; and select work tools, motor graders, telehandlers, soil compactors, and pipelayers, as well as its related parts for the heavy and general construction, rental, mining and quarry, and aggregates markets. Its Resource Industries segment provides electric rope and hydraulic shovels; draglines; drills; highwall and longwall miners; hard rock vehicles; articulated, large mining, and off-highway trucks; large wheel loaders; wheel tractor scrapers; wheel dozers; machinery components; hard rock continuous mining systems; electronics and control systems; and select work tools for use in mining and quarry applications. The company’s Energy & Transportation segment offers reciprocating engines, generator sets, marine propulsion systems, gas turbines and turbine-related services, diesel-electric locomotives, and other rail-related products and services. Its Financial Products segment provides retail and wholesale financing for Caterpillar equipment, machinery, and engines; offers property, casualty, life, accident, and health insurance; insurance brokerage services; and purchases short-term trade receivables. The company’s All Other segments remanufactures Cat engines and components, and provides remanufacturing services for other companies; offers business strategy, and development, management, manufacturing, marketing, and support primarily for paving, forestry, industrial, waste, and Cat products. The company was formerly known as Caterpillar Tractor Co. and changed its name to Caterpillar Inc. in 1986. The company was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Peoria, Illinois.

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) saw its value increase by 0.47% as the stock gained $0.68 to finish the day at a closing price of $144.82. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $84.5-$145.3 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $143.97 to $145.3 during the day, are up by 18.52% in the past three months and up by 51.03% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.17% above its 20 day moving average and 10.88% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $147.18 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 71.32.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Netflix, Inc., an Internet television network, engages in the Internet delivery of television (TV) shows and movies on various Internet-connected screens. The company operates in three segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming, and Domestic DVD. It offers members with the ability to receive streaming content through a host of Internet-connected screens, including TVs, digital video players, television set-top boxes, and mobile devices. The company also provides DVDs-by-mail membership services. It serves approximately 93 million streaming members in 190 countries. Netflix, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY), Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) saw its value increase by 1.78% as the stock gained $0.32 to finish the day at a closing price of $18.33. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $13.66-$19.51 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $17.86 to $18.39 during the day, are up by 18.24% in the past three months and up by 3.49% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.86% above its 20 day moving average and 0.11% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $18.18 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 51.14.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) shares were up in last trading by 0.66% to $52. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 5.5% over the past week and fell -12.94% in the past month. It is currently trading -6.03% below its 50 day moving average and -14.72% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -31.66% decrease in value from its one year high of $77.12. The RSI indicator value of 48.41, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company discovers, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, and distributes biopharmaceutical products worldwide. It offers chemically-synthesized drug or small molecule, and biologic in various therapeutic areas, including virology comprising human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV); oncology; immunoscience; cardiovascular; and neuroscience. Its products include Baraclude for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection; Daklinza and Sunvepra for the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection; Reyataz and Sustiva for the treatment of HIV; Empliciti, a humanized monoclonal antibody for the treatment of multiple myeloma; Erbitux, an IgG1 monoclonal antibody that blocks the epidermal growth factor receptor; Opdivo, a fully human monoclonal antibody for non-small cell lung and renal cell cancer, and melanoma; Sprycel, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor for the treatment of adults with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia; Yervoy, a monoclonal antibody for metastatic melanoma; Abilify, an antipsychotic agent for adults with schizophrenia, bipolar mania disorder, and depressive disorder; Orencia to treat rheumatoid arthritis; and Eliquis, an oral factor Xa inhibitor targeted at stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. Its products pipeline includes Beclabuvir, a non-nucleoside NS5B inhibitor for the treatment of HCV; BMS-663068, an investigational compound that is being studied in HIV-1; and Prostvac, a Phase III prostate-specific antigen to treat asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. The company has clinical trial collaborations with Calithera Biosciences, Inc. and Janssen Biotech, Inc.; and a research collaboration with GeneCentric Diagnostics, Inc. The company was formerly known as Bristol-Myers Company and changed its name to Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in 1989. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) traded within a range of $39.15 to $40.12 after opening the day at $40.1. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 8.53% so far this year. The stock was down close to -2.15% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $39.19 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -13.96% below its 52 week high of $45.55 and 49.15% above its 12-month low of $26.49. The shares are down by over -4.62% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 50.67 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

Stocks Under Consideration: Mylan N.V. (MYL), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), Target Corporation (TGT)

Mylan N.V. (MYL) grew with the stock adding 1.96% or $0.77 to close at $39.98 on active trading volume of 6.05M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.46M. The Hatfield Hertfordshire EN6 1AG based company operating under the Drugs – Generic industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -22.2% down for the period and up by 4.8% so far this year. With price target of $49.84 and a 18.99% rebound from 52-week low, Mylan N.V. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Mylan N.V., together with its subsidiaries, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, and distributes generic, branded generic, and specialty pharmaceuticals worldwide. The company provides generic or branded generic pharmaceutical products in tablet, capsule, injectable, transdermal patch, gel, cream, or ointment forms, as well as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). It is also involved in the development of APIs with non-infringing processes for internal use and to partner with manufacturers; and manufacture and sale of injectable products in antineoplastics, anti-infectives, anesthesia/pain management, and cardiovascular therapeutic areas. In addition, the company produces finished dosage form and oral solid dose products; and offers antiretroviral therapies to third parties. Further, it manufactures and sells branded specialty injectable and nebulized products comprising EpiPen Auto-Injector to treat severe allergic reactions; Perforomist Inhalation Solution, a formoterol fumarate inhalation solution for the maintenance treatment of bronchoconstriction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder patients; and ULTIVA, an analgesic agent used during the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia for inpatient and outpatient procedures. It sells generic pharmaceutical products to proprietary and ethical pharmaceutical wholesalers and distributors, group purchasing organizations, drug store chains, independent pharmacies, drug manufacturers, institutions, and public and governmental agencies; and specialty pharmaceuticals to pharmaceutical wholesalers and distributors, pharmacies, and healthcare institutions. Mylan N.V. has a collaboration agreement with Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to develop, manufacture, and commercialize Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s biosimilar candidates. The company was formerly known as New Moon B.V. Mylan N.V. was founded in 1961 and is based in Hertfordshire, the United Kingdom.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) had a active trading with around 6.02M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.74M. The stock traded between $17.81 and $18.19 before closing at the price of $17.88 with -1.16% change on the day. The Bethesda Maryland 20817 based company is currently trading 40.45% above its 52 week low of $13.56 and -8.21% below its 52 week high of $19.51. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $18.18 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Target Corporation (TGT) saw its value decrease by -0.52% as the stock dropped $-0.33 to finish the day at a closing price of $63.42. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $62.94-$84.14 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $63.36 to $63.95 during the day, are down by -4.07% in the past three months and down by -13.97% over the past six months. It is currently trading -5.02% below its 20 day moving average and -12.41% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $73.85 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 25.52.The technical indicator lead us to believe the stock will reverse recent losses any time soon.

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

 

Stocks on the Move: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), NIKE, Inc. (NKE), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.22% or $0.04 to close the day at $17.91 on active trading volume of 7.88M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.88M. The Bethesda Maryland 20817 based company has been outperforming the reit – hotel/motel group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 38.31%, compared to the industry which has advanced 34.11% over the same period. With RSI of 44.14, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $18.18, making it a hold for now.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) fell -0.41% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.22 to finish the day at $52.8 with about 7.83M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.89M. The $87.36B market cap company, which fluctuated between $52.48 and $53.01 during the day, currently situated 8.12% above its 52 week low of $49.01 and -18.56% away from its one year high of $65.44. The RSI of 51.27 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories worldwide. It offers products in nine categories, including running, NIKE basketball, the Jordan brand, football, men’s training, women’s training, action sports, sportswear, and golf. The company also markets products designed for kids, as well as for other athletic and recreational uses, such as cricket, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, walking, and outdoor activities. In addition, it sells sports apparel; and markets apparel with licensed college and professional team and league logos. Further, the company sells a line of performance equipment, including bags, socks, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, digital devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, golf clubs, and other equipment under the NIKE brand name for sports activities; various plastic products to other manufacturers; athletic and casual footwear, apparel, and accessories under the Jumpman trademark; action sports and youth lifestyle apparel and accessories under the Hurley trademark; and casual sneakers, apparel, and accessories under the Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron, and Jack Purcell trademarks. Additionally, it licenses agreements that permit unaffiliated parties to manufacture and sell apparel, digital devices, and applications and other equipment for sports activities under NIKE-owned trademarks. The company sells its products to footwear stores, sporting goods stores, athletic specialty stores, department stores, skate, tennis and golf shops, and other retail accounts through NIKE-owned retail stores and Internet Websites (direct to consumer operations), as well as independent distributors and licensees. The company was formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports, Inc. and changed its name to NIKE, Inc. in 1971. NIKE, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) saw its value increase by 0.3% as the stock gained $0.34 to finish the day at a closing price of $113.57. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $99.78-$126.07 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $112.77 to $113.62 during the day, are down by -0.85% in the past three months and down by -7.09% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.66% below its 20 day moving average and -0.54% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $125.06 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 48.9. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, researches and develops, manufactures, and sells various products in the health care field worldwide. It operates through three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices. The Consumer segment offers baby care products under the JOHNSON’S brand name; oral care products under the LISTERINE brand name; skin care products under the AVEENO, CLEAN & CLEAR, DABAO, JOHNSON’S Adult, LE PETITE MARSEILLAIS, LUBRIDERM, NEUTROGENA, and RoC brand names; women’s health products, such as sanitary pads under the STAYFREE and CAREFREE, and o.b. tampon brand names; wound care products, including adhesive bandages under the BAND-AID brand name and first aid products under the NEOSPORIN brand name. This segment also provides over-the-counter medicines, including acetaminophen products under the TYLENOL brand name; cold, flu, and allergy products under the SUDAFED brand name; allergy products under the BENADRYL and ZYRTEC brand names; ibuprofen products under the MOTRIN IB brand name; and heartburn products under the PEPCID brand name. The Pharmaceutical segment provides various products in the areas of immunology, infectious diseases and vaccines, neuroscience, oncology, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The Medical Devices segment offers orthopaedic products; general surgery, biosurgical, endomechanical, and energy products; electrophysiology products to treat cardiovascular disease; sterilization and disinfection products to reduce surgical infection; blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery products; and disposable contact lenses. The company offers its products to general public, retail outlets and distributors, wholesalers, hospitals, and health care professionals for prescription use, as well as for use in the professional fields by physicians, nurses, hospitals, eye care professionals, and clinics. Johnson & Johnson was founded in 1885 and is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

 

Stocks In Queue: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), Aetna Inc. (AET), Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR)

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) climbed 0.72% during last trading as the stock added $0.13 to finish the day at $18.07 with about 17.11M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.92M. The $13.37B market cap company, which fluctuated between $17.81 and $18.19 during the day, currently situated 46.64% above its 52 week low of $12.98 and -7.24% away from its one year high of $19.51. The RSI of 46.03 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Aetna Inc. (AET) gained $1.9 to close the day at a new closing price of $118.61, a 1.63% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 29.46% above its 52 week low of $92.42. A total of 5.51M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.18M. The stock, which fluctuated between $116.37 and $119.93 during the day, currently situated -12.93% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -4.5% in the past one month and up by 10.67% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $140.6 and RSI of 38.23, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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.

Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) had a active trading with around 6.01M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.1M. The stock traded between $26.35 and $26.79 before closing at the price of $26.78 with 1.25% change on the day. The Sunnyvale California 94089 based company is currently trading 27.47% above its 52 week low of $21.17 and -8.32% below its 52 week high of $29.21. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 38.36 and $28.81 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Juniper Networks, Inc. designs, develops, and sells network products and services worldwide. It offers various routing products, including ACX series universal access routers to deploy new high-bandwidth services; MX series Ethernet routers that functions as a universal edge platform; M series edge routers; PTX series packet transport routers; T series routers; and NorthStar controllers. The company also provides various switching products comprising EX series Ethernet switches to address the access, aggregation, and core layer switching requirements of micro branch, branch office, and campus and data center environments; QFX series of core, spine, and top-of-rack data center switches; and OCX1100, an open networking switch. In addition, it offers security products, such as SRX series services gateways for the data centers; Branch SRX family that includes SRX300 Series and SRX1500, which provides integrated firewall capabilities; vSRX Virtual Firewall that delivers various features of physical firewalls; Spotlight Secure Threat Intelligence Platform, a threat intelligence platform that aggregates threat feeds from various sources; and Sky Advanced Threat Prevention, a cloud-based service for static and dynamic analysis. Further, the company offers Junos OS, a network operating system; Junos Space, a network management platform for creating network management applications that include network director, services activation director, security director, edge services director, service now, and service insight; and Contrail networking and cloud platform solutions. Additionally, it provides technical support and professional services, as well as education and training programs. The company sells its products through direct sales, distributors, value-added resellers, and original equipment manufacturer partners to end-users in the service provider and enterprise markets. Juniper Networks, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

 

Investor’s Alert: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), Regions Financial Corporation (RF), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.11% or $-0.02 to close the day at $18.59 on higher than average trading volume of 9.41M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.88M. The Bethesda Maryland 20817 based company has been outperforming the reit – hotel/motel companies by 25.2672% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -1.33% YTD, versus the reit – hotel/motel industry which is up 0.48% for the same period. The RSI of 58.62 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) had a active trading with around 9.36M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 22.13M. The stock traded between $14.45 and $14.67 before closing at the price of $14.54 with -1.09% change on the day. The Birmingham Alabama 35203 based company is currently trading 113.03% above its 52 week low of $7 and -2.61% below its 52 week high of $14.93. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 56.96 and $15.23 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Regions Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and bank-related services to individual and corporate customers in the United States. Its Corporate Bank segment offers commercial banking services, such as commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, and investor real estate lending, as well as equipment lease financing services. This segment serves corporate, middle market, small business, and commercial real estate developers and investors. The company’s Consumer Bank segment provides consumer banking products and services related to residential first mortgages, home equity lines and loans, small business loans, indirect loans, consumer credit cards, and other consumer loans, as well as the corresponding deposit relationships. Its Wealth Management segment offers wealth management products and services, including credit related products, trust and investment management, asset management, retirement and savings solutions, estate planning, and personal and commercial insurance products to individuals, businesses, governmental institutions, and non-profit entities. The company also provides insurance coverage for various lines of personal and commercial insurance, such as property, vehicle, casualty, life, health, and accident insurance, as well as commercial crop, life, and environmental insurance; and commercial equipment financing products, as well as offers securities, insurance, and advisory services through financial consultants. In addition, it offers securities brokerage, merger and acquisition advisory, trust, and other specialty financing services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 1,627 banking offices and 1,962 ATMs in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Regions Financial Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) traded within a range of $86.02 to $86.85 after opening the day at $86.45. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 3.96% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.14% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $86.72 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -2.49% below its 52 week high of $90.33 and 14.52% above its 12-month low of $79.1. The shares are up by over 0.01% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 62.65 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company’s Beauty segment offers hair care products comprising conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and antiperspirants and deodorants, personal cleansing, and skin care products. This segment markets its products under the Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, Rejoice, Old Spice, Safeguard, and SK-II brands. Its Grooming segment provides blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and other shave care products, as well as appliances under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, Prestobarba, and Venus brands. The company’s Health Care segment offers toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals/supplements, and other healthcare products under the Oral-B, Crest, Prilosec, Vicks, Metamucil, Pepto Bismol, and Align brands. Its Fabric & Home Care segment provides fabric care products, including fabric enhancers, laundry additives, and laundry detergents; and home care products comprising air care, dish care, P&G professional, and surface care products under the Tide, Ariel, Downy, Gain, Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer brands. The company’s Baby, Feminine & Family Care segment offers baby care products, such as baby wipes, diapers, and pants; adult incontinence and feminine care products; and family care products, such as paper towels, tissues, and toilet papers. This segment markets its products under the Pampers, Always, Bounty, Charmin, Luvs, and Tampax brands. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, baby stores, specialty beauty stores, e-commerce, high-frequency stores, and pharmacies. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Investor’s Alert: Coty Inc. (COTY), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), CVS Health Corporation (CVS)

Coty Inc. (COTY) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 2.79% or $0.53 to close the day at $19.53 on lower than average trading volume of 10.81M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7M. The New York New York 10118 based company has been outperforming the personal products companies by -13.6209% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 6.66% YTD, versus the personal products industry which is up 4.78% for the same period. The RSI of 58.69 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Coty Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes beauty products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Fragrances, Color Cosmetics, Skin & Body Care, and Brazil Acquisition. It offers fragrances under the Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Davidoff, Chloé, Balenciaga, Beyoncé, Bottega Veneta, Guess?, Katy Perry, Miu Miu, and Roberto Cavalli brand names. The company also provides lip, eye, nail, and facial color products under the Bourjois, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, and OPI brands. In addition, it offers shower gels, deodorants, skin care, and sun treatment products under the adidas, Lancaster, philosophy, and Playboy brand names; and hair straighteners, hair dryers, curlers, and hair brushes; and spray, serum, cream, and foam product lines to curl, fix, protect, shine, straighten, and volumize hair. The company also markets its products under the Astor, Coty, Joop!, Jovan, Manhattan, and N.Y.C. New York Color brands. It sells its products through retailers, including hypermarkets, supermarkets, independent and chain drug stores and pharmacies, upscale perfumeries, upscale and mid-tier department stores, nail salons, specialty retailers, duty-free shops and traditional food, and drug and mass retailers. Coty Inc. was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) had a light trading with around 10.63M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.76M. The stock traded between $18.21 and $18.49 before closing at the price of $18.48 with 1.15% change on the day. The Bethesda Maryland 20817 based company is currently trading 49.97% above its 52 week low of $12.98 and -5.13% below its 52 week high of $19.51. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 56.39 and $18.12 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

CVS Health Corporation (CVS) traded within a range of $79.42 to $82.2 after opening the day at $81.92. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 1.34% so far this year. The stock was down close to -2.8% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $79.49 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -24.33% below its 52 week high of $106.67 and 15.4% above its 12-month low of $69.3. The shares are down by over -9.12% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 47.48 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

CVS Health Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services. It operates through Pharmacy Services and Retail/LTC segments. The Pharmacy Services segment offers pharmacy benefit management solutions, such as plan design and administration, formulary management, Medicare Part D services, mail order and specialty pharmacy services, retail pharmacy network management services, prescription management systems, clinical services, disease management programs, and medical pharmacy management services. This segment serves employers, insurance companies, unions, government employee groups, health plans, managed Medicaid plans and plans offered on public and private exchanges, other sponsors of health benefit plans, and individuals under the CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services, Caremark, CVS Caremark, CarePlus CVS Pharmacy, CVS Specialty, Accordant, SilverScript, NovoLogix, Coram, Navarro Health Services, and Advanced Care Scripts names. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 24 retail specialty pharmacy stores, 11 specialty mail order pharmacies and 5 mail order dispensing pharmacies, and 83 branches for infusion and enteral services. The Retail/LTC segment sells prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, beauty products and cosmetics, personal care products, convenience foods, seasonal merchandise, and greeting cards, as well as provides photo finishing services. It operates 9,655 retail stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Brazil primarily under the CVS Pharmacy, CVS, Longs Drugs, Navarro Discount Pharmacy, and Drogaria Onofre names; online retail pharmacy Websites; and 32 onsite pharmacy stores, long-term care pharmacy operations, and retail health care clinics. The company was formerly known as CVS Caremark Corporation and changed its name to CVS Health Corporation in September 2014. CVS Health Corporation was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: General Motors Company (GM), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), InterCloud Systems, Inc. (ICLD)

General Motors Company (GM) climbed 0.95% during last trading as the stock added $0.35 to finish the day at $37 with about 11.6M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 15.19M. The $56.84B market cap company, which fluctuated between $36.68 and $37.24 during the day, currently situated 45.42% above its 52 week low of $26.69 and -3.04% away from its one year high of $38.16. The RSI of 56.54 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

General Motors Company designs, builds, and sells cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide. The company operates through GM North America, GM Europe, GM International Operations, GM South America, and GM Financial segments. It markets its vehicles primarily under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Opel, Holden, Vauxhall, Baojun, Jiefang, and Wuling brand names. The company also sells cars and trucks to dealers for consumer retail sales, as well as to fleet customers, including daily rental car companies, commercial fleet customers, leasing companies, and governments. In addition, it offers connected safety, security and mobility solutions, and information technology services. The company, through its subsidiary, General Motors Financial Company, Inc., provides automotive financing services. General Motors Company was founded in 1897 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) gained $0.03 to close the day at a new closing price of $18.27, a 0.16% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 48.27% above its 52 week low of $12.98. A total of 11.47M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 10.71M. The stock, which fluctuated between $18.14 and $18.39 during the day, currently situated -6.21% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.42% in the past one month and up by 19.68% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $18.12 and RSI of 51.7, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

InterCloud Systems, Inc. (ICLD) had a light trading with around 11.44M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.98M. The stock traded between $0.019 and $0.021 before closing at the price of $0.02 with -0.5% change on the day. The Shrewsbury New Jersey 07702 based company is currently trading 24.37% above its 52 week low of $0.016 and -80.78% below its 52 week high of $1.15. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 35.2 and $0 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

InterCloud Systems, Inc. provides end-to-end IT and network solutions to the telecommunications service provider and corporate enterprise markets through cloud platforms and professional services in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Applications and Infrastructure, Professional Services, Managed Services, and Cloud Services. The company offers various services, including platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, database as a service, and software as a service; and network management, 24x7x365 monitoring, security monitoring, and storage and backup services. It also provides software-defined networking (SDN) training, SDN software development and integration, virtualized network functions validation in a multi-vendor environment, unified communications, interactive voice response, and session initiation protocol based call centers, as well as structured cabling and other field installations. In addition, the company designs, engineers, installs, and maintains various types of Wi-Fi and wide-area, distributed antenna system, and small cell distribution networks for incumbent local exchange carriers, telecommunications original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), cable broadband multiple system operators, and enterprise customers, as well as designs, installs, and maintains hardware solutions for the OEMs that support voice, data, and optical networks. Further, it provides consulting and professional staffing solutions to the service-provider and enterprise market in support of IT and next-generation networks comprising project management, network implementation, network installation, network upgrades, rebuilds, maintenance, and consulting services. Additionally, the company’s engineering, design, installation, and maintenance services support the build-out and operation of enterprise, fiber optic, Ethernet, and wireless networks. InterCloud Systems, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.