Stocks To Track: HP Inc. (HPQ), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)

HP Inc. (HPQ) fell -0.38% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.06 to finish the day at $15.92 with about 12.56M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.73M. The $27.3B market cap company, which fluctuated between $15.89 and $16.03 during the day, currently situated 74.94% above its 52 week low of $9.95 and -2.99% away from its one year high of $16.41. The RSI of 68.27 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) dropped $-0.33 to close the day at a new closing price of $90.79, a -0.36% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 17.5% above its 52 week low of $79.1. A total of 12.4M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 9.22M. The stock, which fluctuated between $90.54 and $91.12 during the day, currently situated -0.39% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 6.9% in the past one month and up by 9.43% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $90.53 and RSI of 71.15, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

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.

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) had a active trading with around 12.35M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.79M. The stock traded between $64.46 and $65.41 before closing at the price of $65.26 with 0.15% change on the day. The Kenilworth New Jersey 07033 based company is currently trading 36.82% above its 52 week low of $49.63 and -0.93% below its 52 week high of $65.87. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 63.14 and $68.55 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (HP), Jabil Circuit, Inc. (JBL), Newfield Exploration Company (NFX)

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (HP) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -2.72% or $-1.92 to close the day at $68.73 on active trading volume of 1.98M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.89M. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74119 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas drilling & exploration group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 35.74%, compared to the industry which has advanced 94.73% over the same period. With RSI of 37.26, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $69.45, making it a hold for now.

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. engages in the contract drilling of oil and gas wells. It provides drilling rigs, equipment, personnel, and camps on a contract basis to explore for and develop oil and gas from onshore areas and from fixed platforms, tension-leg platforms, and spars in offshore areas. The company operates through three segments: U.S. Land, Offshore, and International Land. The U.S. Land segment drills primarily in Oklahoma, California, Texas, Wyoming, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Mexico, and North Dakota. The Offshore segment has drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico and Equatorial Guinea. The International Land segment conducts drilling operations in Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. As of September 30, 2016, the company operated a fleet of 348 land rigs in the United States; 38 international land rigs; and 9 offshore platform rigs. The company also owns, develops, and operates commercial real estate properties; and researches and develops rotary steerable technology. Its real estate investments include a shopping center comprising approximately 441,000 leasable square feet; multi-tenant industrial warehouse properties covering approximately one million leasable square feet; and approximately 210 acres of undeveloped real estate located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Helmerich & Payne, Inc. was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Jabil Circuit, Inc. (JBL) grew with the stock adding 2.23% or $0.56 to close at $25.72 on light trading volume of 1.97M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.06M. The St. Petersburg Florida 33716 based company operating under the Printed Circuit Boards industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 29.05% up for the period and up by 9% so far this year. With price target of $24.4 and a 55.38% rebound from 52-week low, Jabil Circuit, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Jabil Circuit, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides electronic manufacturing services and solutions worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Electronics Manufacturing Services and Diversified Manufacturing Services. It provides electronics design, production, and product management services. The company offers electronic circuit design services, including application-specific integrated circuit design, firmware development, and rapid prototyping services, as well as designs the look and feel of the plastic and metal enclosures that comprise the electro-mechanics, such as the printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA). It also specializes in three-dimensional mechanical design comprising the analysis of electronic, electro-mechanical, and optical assemblies, as well as the provision of various industrial design, advance mechanism development, and tooling management services. In addition, the company offers computer-assisted design services consisting of PCBA design, and PCBA design validation and verification services, as well as other consulting services, which include the generation of a bill of materials, approved vendor list, and assembly equipment configuration for various PCBA designs. Further, it provides product and process validation services that comprise product system, product safety, regulatory compliance, and reliability tests, as well as manufacturing test solution development services. Additionally, the company offers systems assembly, test, direct-order fulfillment, and configure-to-order services. It provides its services to companies in the automotive, capital equipment, consumer lifestyles and wearable technologies, computing and storage, defense and aerospace, digital home, emerging growth, healthcare, industrial and energy, mobility, networking and telecommunications, packaging, point of sale, and printing industries. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Newfield Exploration Company (NFX) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.14% or $-0.5 to close the day at $43.17 on lower than average trading volume of 1.96M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.38M. The The Woodlands Texas 77380 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas companies by 11.8871% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 6.59% YTD, versus the independent oil & gas industry which is down -2.18% for the same period. The RSI of 56.45 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Newfield Exploration Company, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States. Its principal areas of operation include the Anadarko and Arkoma basins of Oklahoma, the Williston Basin of North Dakota, the Uinta Basin of Utah, and the Maverick and Gulf Coast basins of Texas. The company also holds offshore oil developments in China. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of approximately 509 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: HP Inc. (HPQ), Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY), Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU)

HP Inc. (HPQ) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.12% or $0.02 to close the day at $16.06 on active trading volume of 17.09M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.67M. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company has been outperforming the diversified computer systems group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 70%, compared to the industry which has advanced 83.85% over the same period. With RSI of 71.48, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $16.07, making it a hold for now.

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

Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) climbed 1.61% during last trading as the stock added $0.37 to finish the day at $23.32 with about 4.01M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.23M. The $10.97B market cap company, which fluctuated between $22.84 and $23.41 during the day, currently situated 57.14% above its 52 week low of $14.84 and 1.17% away from its one year high of $23.41. The RSI of 79.8 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

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

Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU) saw its value increase by 0.59% as the stock gained $0.65 to finish the day at a closing price of $110.45. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $62.62-$110.99 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $109.29 to $110.99 during the day, are up by 13.59% in the past three months and up by 46.35% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.04% above its 20 day moving average and 4.68% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $110.29 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 65.01. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Prudential Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services in the United States and internationally. It offers primarily life insurance, annuities, retirement-related, mutual funds, and investment management products and services. The company operates through U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management, U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance, and International Insurance divisions. The U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management division provides individual variable and fixed annuity products; and recordkeeping, plan administration, actuarial advisory, tailored participant education and communication, trustee, and institutional and retail investment services. It also offers brokerage services; guaranteed investment contracts, funding agreements, structured settlement annuities, and other group annuities; and investment management and advisory services to the public and private marketplace. The U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance division provides individual variable, term, and universal life insurance products to mass middle, mass affluent, and affluent markets; group life; long-term and short-term group disability; and group corporate, bank, and trust-owned life insurance products to institutional clients. It also sells accidental death and dismemberment, and other ancillary coverages; and offers plan administrative services. The International Insurance division provides individual life insurance, retirement, and related products. The company serves individual and institutional customers through third-party broker-dealers, independent financial planners, financial professionals, third-party financial advisors, brokers, benefits consultants, sales force, wire houses, banks, general agencies, producer groups, life planners, and life consultants. Prudential Financial, Inc. was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.

 

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Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) grew with the stock adding 1.42% or $0.66 to close at $46.99 on active trading volume of 7.86M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.41M. The Atlanta Georgia 30328 based company operating under the Housewares & Accessories industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 41.5% up for the period and up by 5.24% so far this year. With price target of $56.13 and a 43.63% rebound from 52-week low, Newell Brands Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Newell Brands Inc. designs, sources, and distributes consumer and commercial products worldwide. The company offers markers and highlighters, pens, and pencils; art products; activity-based adhesive and cutting products; fine writing instruments; and labeling solutions under the Sharpie, Paper Mate, Expo, Prismacolor, Mr.Sketch, Elmer’s, X-Acto, Parker, Waterman, and Dymo Office brands. It also provides indoor/outdoor organization, food storage, and home storage products; durable beverage containers; gourmet cookware, bakeware, and cutlery; and hair care accessories under the Rubbermaid, Contigo, Bubba, Calphalon, and Goody brands; and home fragrance products under the WoodWick Candle brand. In addition, the company offers hand and power tool accessories, industrial band saw blades, tools for HVAC systems, and industrial label makers and printers under Irwin, Lenox, Hilmor, and Dymo Industrial brands; cleaning and refuse products, hygiene systems, and material handling solutions under the Rubbermaid Commercial Products brand names; and infant and juvenile products, such as car seats, strollers, highchairs, and playards directly under the Graco, Baby Jogger, Aprica, and Teutonia brands. Further, it provides branded consumer products, consumables, and household staples under the Yankee Candle, Waddington, Ball, Diamond, First Alert, NUK, and Pine Mountain brands; kitchen appliances and home environment products under the Crock-Pot, FoodSaver, Holmes, Mr. Coffee, Oster, Rainbow, and Sunbeam brands; products for outdoor and outdoor-related activities under the Coleman, Jostens, Berkley, Shakespeare, Rawlings, Völkl, K2, and Marmot brands; and plastic products, including closures, contact lens packaging, medical disposables, plastic cutlery, and rigid packaging under the Jarden name. The company was formerly known as Newell Rubbermaid Inc. and changed its name to Newell Brands Inc. in April 2016. The company was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

HP Inc. (HPQ) had a active trading with around 7.75M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.71M. The stock traded between $15.55 and $15.74 before closing at the price of $15.72 with 0.51% change on the day. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company is currently trading 83.21% above its 52 week low of $9.45 and -2.44% below its 52 week high of $16.25. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $16.07 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

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

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) saw its value increase by 0.41% as the stock gained $0.28 to finish the day at a closing price of $68.47. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $64.37-$78.48 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $68.16 to $69.9 during the day, are up by 3.46% in the past three months and down by -5.86% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.18% above its 20 day moving average and -2.07% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $76.3 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 48.02.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Oil and Gas, Chemical, and Midstream and Marketing. The Oil and Gas segment explores for, develops, and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas. The Chemical segment manufactures and markets basic chemicals, including chlorine, caustic soda, chlorinated organics, potassium chemicals, ethylene dichloride, chlorinated isocyanurates, sodium silicates, and calcium chloride; vinyls comprising vinyl chloride monomer and polyvinyl chloride; and other chemicals, such as resorcinol. The Midstream and Marketing segment gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases, and markets oil, condensate, NGLs, natural gas, carbon dioxide, and power. This segment also trades around its assets consisting of transportation and storage capacity, as well as oil, NGLs, gas, and other commodities. Occidental Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks To Track: The Walt Disney Company (DIS), HP Inc. (HPQ), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) fell 0% during last trading as the stock lost $0 to finish the day at $109 with about 13.61M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.35M. The $173.12B market cap company, which fluctuated between $108.98 and $111.42 during the day, currently situated 28.28% above its 52 week low of $86.96 and -2.67% away from its one year high of $111.99. The RSI of 54.77 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

HP Inc. (HPQ) gained $0.08 to close the day at a new closing price of $15.51, a 0.52% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 80.76% above its 52 week low of $8.91. A total of 13.2M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 11.84M. The stock, which fluctuated between $15.39 and $15.64 during the day, currently situated -3.74% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 5.65% in the past one month and up by 3.93% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $16.07 and RSI of 60.07, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) had a light trading with around 13.18M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 13.72M. The stock traded between $15.63 and $16.24 before closing at the price of $15.88 with -0.94% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77056 based company is currently trading 147.97% above its 52 week low of $6.52 and -17.63% below its 52 week high of $19.28. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 32.26 and $20.46 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Amyris, Inc. (AMRS), Tenet Healthcare Corp. (THC), Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (HP)

Amyris, Inc. (AMRS) climbed 0.61% during last trading as the stock lost $0 to finish the day at $0.51 with about 1.44M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.14M. The $127.94M market cap company, which fluctuated between $0.491 and $0.53 during the day, currently situated 64.48% above its 52 week low of $0.313 and -68.72% away from its one year high of $1.63. The RSI of 31.06 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Amyris, Inc. provides various alternatives to a range of petroleum-sourced products worldwide. The company uses its industrial bioscience technology to design microbes primarily yeast, as well as to convert plant-sourced sugars into renewable hydrocarbons. It produces and sells Biofene that converts to squalane, which is used as an emollient in cosmetics and other personal care products; and natural oils and aroma chemicals for the flavors and fragrances market. The company also provides renewable solvents, polymers, and renewable lubricants for industrial applications; and renewable fuels for transportation fuels market. It has a collaboration partnership with Total S.A. to produce and commercialize Biofene-based diesel and jet fuels. The company was formerly known as Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc. and changed its name to Amyris, Inc. in June 2010. Amyris, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Emeryville, California.

Tenet Healthcare Corp. (THC) dropped $-0.32 to close the day at a new closing price of $18.06, a -1.74% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 28.45% above its 52 week low of $14.06. A total of 1.44M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.33M. The stock, which fluctuated between $18.02 and $18.43 during the day, currently situated -47.01% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 10.12% in the past one month and up by 1.75% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $24.19 and RSI of 56.72, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Tenet Healthcare Corp., together with its subsidiaries, primarily operates acute care hospitals and related healthcare facilities. The company operates through three segments: Hospital Operations and Other, Ambulatory Care, and Conifer. Its general hospitals offer acute care services, operating and recovery rooms, radiology services, respiratory therapy services, clinical laboratories, and pharmacies. The company also provides intensive, critical, and coronary care units; physical therapy, orthopedic, oncology, and outpatient services; tertiary care services, including open-heart surgery, neonatal intensive care, and neurosciences; quaternary care services for heart, liver, kidney, and bone marrow transplants; quaternary pediatric and burn services; gamma-knife brain surgery; and cyberknife radiation therapy for tumors and lesions in the brain, lung, neck, and spine. In addition, it offers clinical research programs related to cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, neurological disorders, genitourinary diseases, and various cancers, as well as drug and medical device studies. Further, the company operates freestanding ambulatory surgery and imaging centers, short-stay surgical facilities, and Aspen’s hospitals and clinics. Additionally, it offers operational management for patient access, accounts receivable management, health information management, revenue integrity, and patient financial services; communications and engagement solutions; and clinical integration, financial risk management, and population health management services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 86 hospitals, 20 short-stay surgical hospitals, and approximately 475 outpatient centers; and 9 private hospitals and clinics, as well as 249 ambulatory surgery, 20 imaging, and 35 urgent care centers in the United Kingdom. Tenet Healthcare Corp. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (HP) had a light trading with around 1.43M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.88M. The stock traded between $67.86 and $69.36 before closing at the price of $68.32 with -1.01% change on the day. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74119 based company is currently trading 59.56% above its 52 week low of $44.3 and -20.35% below its 52 week high of $85.78. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 29.64 and $70.27 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. engages in the contract drilling of oil and gas wells. It provides drilling rigs, equipment, personnel, and camps on a contract basis to explore for and develop oil and gas from onshore areas and from fixed platforms, tension-leg platforms, and spars in offshore areas. The company operates through three segments: U.S. Land, Offshore, and International Land. The U.S. Land segment drills primarily in Oklahoma, California, Texas, Wyoming, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Mexico, and North Dakota. The Offshore segment has drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico and Equatorial Guinea. The International Land segment conducts drilling operations in Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. As of September 30, 2016, the company operated a fleet of 348 land rigs in the United States; 38 international land rigs; and 9 offshore platform rigs. The company also owns, develops, and operates commercial real estate properties; and researches and develops rotary steerable technology. Its real estate investments include a shopping center comprising approximately 441,000 leasable square feet; multi-tenant industrial warehouse properties covering approximately one million leasable square feet; and approximately 210 acres of undeveloped real estate located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Helmerich & Payne, Inc. was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

Stocks Roundup: Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC), HP Inc. (HPQ), Reynolds American Inc. (RAI)

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) grew with the stock adding 0.44% or $0.21 to close at $48.37 on active trading volume of 7.96M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.19M. The Findlay Ohio 45840 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 55.3% up for the period and down by -3.93% so far this year. With price target of $62.38 and a 71.55% rebound from 52-week low, Marathon Petroleum Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining, marketing, retailing, and transporting petroleum products primarily in the United States. It operates through three segments: Refining & Marketing, Speedway, and Midstream. The company refines crude oil and other feed stocks at its seven refineries in the Gulf Coast and Midwest regions of the United States; and purchases ethanol and refined products for resale. Its refined products include gasoline, distillates, propane, feed stocks and special products, heavy fuel oil, and asphalt. The company also sells transportation fuels and convenience products in the retail market through Speedway convenience stores; and transports crude oil and other feed stocks to its refineries and other locations. Marathon Petroleum Corporation markets its refined products to resellers, consumers, independent retailers, wholesale customers, marathon-branded independent entrepreneurs, its Speedway convenience stores, airlines, transportation companies, and utility companies, as well as exports its refined products. As of December 31, 2015, it owned, leased, and had ownership interests in approximately 8,400 miles of crude oil and refined product pipelines, as well as owned and operated 2,766 gasoline and convenience stores in 22 states of the United States; and had 5,600 retail outlets operated by independent entrepreneurs in 19 states in the United States. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Findlay, Ohio.

HP Inc. (HPQ) had a active trading with around 7.93M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.86M. The stock traded between $15.09 and $15.3 before closing at the price of $15.26 with -0.07% change on the day. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company is currently trading 77.85% above its 52 week low of $8.91 and -5.29% below its 52 week high of $16.25. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $16.07 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

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

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) saw its value decrease by -0.05% as the stock dropped $-0.03 to finish the day at a closing price of $60.36. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $43.38-$60.49 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $60.19 to $60.39 during the day, are up by 10.99% in the past three months and up by 25.55% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.51% above its 20 day moving average and 6.98% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $57.01 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 77.91.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Reynolds American Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products in the United States. It operates through RJR Tobacco, Santa Fe, and American Snuff segments. The RJR Tobacco segment offers cigarettes under the NEWPORT, CAMEL, PALL MALL, DORAL, MISTY, and CAPRI brands; and CAMEL Snus, a smoke-free tobacco product, as well as manages various licensed brands, including DUNHILL and STATE EXPRESS 555. The Santa Fe segment manufactures and markets cigarettes and other tobacco products under the NATURAL AMERICAN SPIRIT brand. The American Snuff segment provides smokeless tobacco products, such as moist snuff under GRIZZLY and KODIAK brand names. The company also manufactures and markets digital vapor cigarettes under the VUSE brand name; and markets nicotine replacement therapy products under the ZONNIC brand. It distributes its products primarily through direct wholesale deliveries from a local distribution center and public warehouses. Reynolds American Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (HP), PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (PMT), TCF Financial Corporation (TCB)

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (HP) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.77% or $0.54 to close the day at $70.61 on light trading volume of 1.66M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.9M. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74119 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas drilling & exploration group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 44.42%, compared to the industry which has advanced 90.23% over the same period. With RSI of 33.72, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $70.27, making it a hold for now.

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. engages in the contract drilling of oil and gas wells. It provides drilling rigs, equipment, personnel, and camps on a contract basis to explore for and develop oil and gas from onshore areas and from fixed platforms, tension-leg platforms, and spars in offshore areas. The company operates through three segments: U.S. Land, Offshore, and International Land. The U.S. Land segment drills primarily in Oklahoma, California, Texas, Wyoming, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Mexico, and North Dakota. The Offshore segment has drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico and Equatorial Guinea. The International Land segment conducts drilling operations in Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. As of September 30, 2016, the company operated a fleet of 348 land rigs in the United States; 38 international land rigs; and 9 offshore platform rigs. The company also owns, develops, and operates commercial real estate properties; and researches and develops rotary steerable technology. Its real estate investments include a shopping center comprising approximately 441,000 leasable square feet; multi-tenant industrial warehouse properties covering approximately one million leasable square feet; and approximately 210 acres of undeveloped real estate located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Helmerich & Payne, Inc. was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (PMT) fell -2.63% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.45 to finish the day at $16.63 with about 1.66M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 500.87K. The $1.14B market cap company, which fluctuated between $16.4 and $17.36 during the day, currently situated 72.51% above its 52 week low of $10.96 and -3.76% away from its one year high of $17.38. The RSI of 45.14 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust, a specialty finance company, invests primarily in residential mortgage loans and mortgage-related assets in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Correspondent Production and Investment Activities. The Correspondent Production segment engages in purchasing, pooling, and reselling newly originated prime credit mortgage loans directly or in the form of mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The Investment Activities segment invests in mortgage-related assets, which include MBS, distressed mortgage loans, excess servicing spread, real estate acquired in settlement of loans, real estate held for investment, mortgage servicing rights, small balance commercial real estate mortgage loans, and credit risk transfer agreements. PNMAC Capital Management, LLC acts as the manager of PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust was founded in 2009 and is based in Moorpark, California.

TCF Financial Corporation (TCB) saw its value increase by 2.19% as the stock gained $0.37 to finish the day at a closing price of $17.3. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $10.37-$20.03 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $17.07 to $17.36 during the day, are up by 25.73% in the past three months and up by 28.08% over the past six months. It is currently trading -7.24% below its 20 day moving average and -7.42% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $18.83 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 37.51. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

TCF Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for TCF National Bank that provides various financial products and services in the United States and Canada. It operates through Lending, Funding, and Support Services segments. The Lending segment offers consumer loans for personal, family, and household purposes, such as home purchases, debt consolidation, and financing of home improvements. This segment also provides loans secured by personal property, as well as unsecured personal loans; commercial real estate and business lending products, including multi-family housing, warehouse and industrial buildings, office buildings, health care facilities, retail services, and commercial real estate construction loans; lease and equipment finance services for specialty vehicles, construction, golf cart and turf, medical, manufacturing, and technology and data processing markets; and inventory and auto finance services. The Funding segment provides deposit products, including free checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, and retirement savings plan accounts. This segment also offers treasury services, such as investment and borrowing portfolios, as well as management of capital, debt, and market risks, including interest rate and liquidity risks. As of December 31, 2015, the company had 155 branches in Illinois, 99 in Minnesota, 53 in Michigan, 34 in Colorado, 24 in Wisconsin, 7 in Arizona, 2 in South Dakota, and a branch in Indiana. TCF Financial Corporation was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Wayzata, Minnesota.

 

3 Notable Runners: VCA Inc. (WOOF), ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACAD), Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (HP)

VCA Inc. (WOOF) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.03% or $0.03 to close the day at $90.63 on higher than average trading volume of 2.76M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.89M. The Los Angeles California 90064 based company has been outperforming the personal services companies by 47.3287% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 32.02% YTD, versus the personal services industry which is up 4.55% for the same period. The RSI of 93.62 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

VCA Inc. operates as an animal healthcare company in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments, Animal Hospital and Laboratory. The Animal Hospital segment offers general medical and surgical services for companion animals, as well as specialized treatments comprising diagnostic, internal medicine, oncology, neurology, endocrinology, ophthalmology, dermatology, and cardiology services; and sells related retail and pharmaceutical products. It also provides specialty pet products, including pet food, vitamins, therapeutic shampoos and conditioners, flea collars and sprays, and other accessory products; and additional services, such as grooming, bathing, and boarding services. In addition, this segment performs various pet wellness programs, such as health examinations, diagnostic testing, routine vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and dental care. As of December 31, 2015, it operated or managed 682 animal hospitals. The Laboratory segment offers testing and consulting services used by veterinarians in the detection, diagnosis, evaluation, monitoring, treatment, and prevention of diseases and other conditions affecting animals. This segment serves animal hospitals, animal practices, universities, and other government organizations. It operated a network of 60 laboratories. VCA Inc. also sells digital radiography and ultrasound imaging equipment, related computer hardware, software, and ancillary services to the veterinary market, as well as provides education and training, consulting, and mobile imaging services; and franchises pet services, including dog day care, overnight boarding, grooming, and other ancillary services at pet care facilities. The company was formerly known as VCA Antech, Inc. and changed its name to VCA Inc. in June 2014. VCA Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACAD) had a active trading with around 2.72M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.49M. The stock traded between $34.06 and $35.38 before closing at the price of $34.49 with -0.29% change on the day. The San Diego California 92130 based company is currently trading 107.27% above its 52 week low of $16.64 and -18.83% below its 52 week high of $42.49. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 67.58 and $41.73 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of small molecule drugs that address unmet medical needs in central nervous system disorders. Its lead product candidate, NUPLAZID, has completed the Phase III pivotal trials for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease psychosis and the Phase II trial for the treatment of schizophrenia, as well as is in Phase II study for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease psychosis. It also has clinical-stage programs for glaucoma and, in collaboration with Allergan, Inc., for chronic pain. ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (HP) traded within a range of $69.41 to $72.25 after opening the day at $71.45. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -8.14% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.08% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $71.1 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -17.11% below its 52 week high of $85.78 and 66.05% above its 12-month low of $44.3. The shares are up by over 13.94% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 35 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. engages in the contract drilling of oil and gas wells. It provides drilling rigs, equipment, personnel, and camps on a contract basis to explore for and develop oil and gas from onshore areas and from fixed platforms, tension-leg platforms, and spars in offshore areas. The company operates through three segments: U.S. Land, Offshore, and International Land. The U.S. Land segment drills primarily in Oklahoma, California, Texas, Wyoming, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Mexico, and North Dakota. The Offshore segment has drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico and Equatorial Guinea. The International Land segment conducts drilling operations in Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. As of September 30, 2016, the company operated a fleet of 348 land rigs in the United States; 38 international land rigs; and 9 offshore platform rigs. The company also owns, develops, and operates commercial real estate properties; and researches and develops rotary steerable technology. Its real estate investments include a shopping center comprising approximately 441,000 leasable square feet; multi-tenant industrial warehouse properties covering approximately one million leasable square feet; and approximately 210 acres of undeveloped real estate located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Helmerich & Payne, Inc. was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU), HP Inc. (HPQ), Entergy Corporation (ETR)

Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.44% or $-0.46 to close the day at $105.11 on light trading volume of 1.57M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.47M. The Newark New Jersey 07102 based company has been outperforming the life insurance group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 56.62%, compared to the industry which has advanced 28.8% over the same period. With RSI of 50.62, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $110.6, making it a hold for now.

Prudential Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services in the United States and internationally. It offers primarily life insurance, annuities, retirement-related, mutual funds, and investment management products and services. The company operates through U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management, U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance, and International Insurance divisions. The U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management division provides individual variable and fixed annuity products; and recordkeeping, plan administration, actuarial advisory, tailored participant education and communication, trustee, and institutional and retail investment services. It also offers brokerage services; guaranteed investment contracts, funding agreements, structured settlement annuities, and other group annuities; and investment management and advisory services to the public and private marketplace. The U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance division provides individual variable, term, and universal life insurance products to mass middle, mass affluent, and affluent markets; group life; long-term and short-term group disability; and group corporate, bank, and trust-owned life insurance products to institutional clients. It also sells accidental death and dismemberment, and other ancillary coverages; and offers plan administrative services. The International Insurance division provides individual life insurance, retirement, and related products. The company serves individual and institutional customers through third-party broker-dealers, independent financial planners, financial professionals, third-party financial advisors, brokers, benefits consultants, sales force, wire houses, banks, general agencies, producer groups, life planners, and life consultants. Prudential Financial, Inc. was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.

HP Inc. (HPQ) climbed 1.42% during last trading as the stock added $0.21 to finish the day at $15.05 with about 14.87M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 12.18M. The $25.67B market cap company, which fluctuated between $14.57 and $15.11 during the day, currently situated 75.4% above its 52 week low of $8.91 and -6.6% away from its one year high of $16.25. The RSI of 52.93 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Entergy Corporation (ETR) saw its value increase by 1.46% as the stock gained $1.03 to finish the day at a closing price of $71.64. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $66.71-$82.08 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $70.53 to $71.98 during the day, are up by 0.22% in the past three months and down by -9.8% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.02% below its 20 day moving average and 0.73% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $73.5 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 54.72. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation and distribution of electricity in the United States. It operates in two segments, Utility and Entergy Wholesale Commodities. The Utility segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power in portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans; and distributes natural gas. The Entergy Wholesale Commodities segment is engaged in the ownership, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear power plants located in the northern United States; sells the electric power to wholesale customers; offers services to other nuclear power plant owners; and owns interests in non-nuclear power plants that sell the electric power to wholesale customers. This segment sells energy to retail power providers, utilities, electric power co-operatives, power trading organizations, and other power generation companies. It generates electricity through gas/oil, nuclear, coal, wind, and hydro power. The company’s power plants have approximately 30,000 megawatts (MW) of aggregate electric generating capacity, including approximately 10,000 MW of nuclear-fueled capacity. It delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.