Trader’s Round Up: Pepsico, Inc. (PEP), Johnson Controls International plc (JCI), The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX)

Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) grew with the stock adding 1.3% or $1.39 to close at $108.12 on active trading volume of 5.56M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.18M. The Purchase New York 10577 based company operating under the Beverages – Soft Drinks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 11.73% up for the period and up by 3.34% so far this year. With price target of $115.25 and a 13.82% rebound from 52-week low, Pepsico, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) gained $0.06 to close the day at a new closing price of $41.68, a 0.14% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 28.97% above its 52 week low of $34.56. A total of 5.55M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.78M. The stock, which fluctuated between $41.38 and $41.81 during the day, currently situated -14.4% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.27% in the past one month and down by -5.8% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $49.95 and RSI of 42.92, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Johnson Controls International plc operates as a diversified technology and multi industrial company worldwide. The company operates through Buildings and Power Solutions segments. It designs, produces, markets, and installs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, building management systems, controls, and security and mechanical equipment. The company also provides residential air conditioning and heating systems, and industrial refrigeration products, as well as technical and energy management consulting services. In addition, it designs, sells, installs, services, and monitors electronic security systems, and fire detection and suppression systems; and manufactures and sells intrusion security products, anti-theft devices, breathing apparatus, and access control and video management systems for commercial, industrial, retail, residential, small business, institutional, and governmental customers. Further, the company produces and supplies lead-acid automotive batteries for passenger cars, light trucks, and utility vehicles, as well as advanced battery technologies to power start-stop, hybrid, and electric vehicles. It offers its lead-acid automotive batteries to automotive original equipment manufacturers and the general vehicle battery aftermarket. The company was formerly known as Johnson Controls, Inc. and changed its name to Johnson Controls International plc in September 2016. Johnson Controls International plc was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Cork, Ireland.

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) shares were down in last trading by -1.79% to $76.83. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.95% over the past week and grew 0.54% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.06% above its 50 day moving average and 1.06% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -7.5% decrease in value from its one year high of $83.64. The RSI indicator value of 55.73, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

 

Stocks on the Move: Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN), Johnson Controls International plc (JCI)

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.16% or $0.12 to close the day at $75.15 on active trading volume of 6.34M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.44M. The Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103 based company has been outperforming the entertainment – diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 36.37%, compared to the industry which has advanced 32.29% over the same period. With RSI of 65.35, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $82.39, making it a hold for now.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; and cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes filmed entertainment under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, Focus Features, and DreamWorks Animation names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, as well as in Hollywood, California; and Universal studios theme park in Osaka, Japan. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) fell -0.19% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.14 to finish the day at $75.16 with about 6.29M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.46M. The $75.26B market cap company, which fluctuated between $74.52 and $75.66 during the day, currently situated 54.98% above its 52 week low of $51.14 and -5.4% away from its one year high of $79.47. The RSI of 49.81 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing. The Analog segment offers high volume analog and logic products for automotive safety devices, touch screen controllers, low voltage motor drivers, and integrated motor controllers; and power management products that include catalog and application-specific standard products to enhance the efficiency of powered devices using battery management solutions, portable power conversion devices, power supply controls, and point-of-load products. This segment also provides high performance analog products, such as high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products, and precision products; and silicon valley analog products, including power management, data converter, interface, and operational amplifier catalog analog products that are used in manufacturing various electronic systems. The Embedded Processing segment offers microcontroller products, which are systems with a processor core, memory, and peripherals to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment; processor products comprising digital signal and applications processors; and connectivity products consisting of electronic devices to connect and transfer data. The company also provides DLP products primarily used in projectors to create high-definition images; application-specific integrated circuits; calculators; and baseband products, as well as OMAP applications processors and connectivity products. It markets and sells its products through a direct sales force and distributors. Texas Instruments Incorporated was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) saw its value increase by 1.31% as the stock gained $0.54 to finish the day at a closing price of $41.85. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $33.01-$48.97 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $41.17 to $42.07 during the day, are down by -3.99% in the past three months and down by -5.39% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.66% below its 20 day moving average and -2.85% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $49.95 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 41.9. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Johnson Controls International plc operates as a diversified technology and multi industrial company worldwide. The company operates through Buildings and Power Solutions segments. It designs, produces, markets, and installs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, building management systems, controls, and security and mechanical equipment. The company also provides residential air conditioning and heating systems, and industrial refrigeration products, as well as technical and energy management consulting services. In addition, it designs, sells, installs, services, and monitors electronic security systems, and fire detection and suppression systems; and manufactures and sells intrusion security products, anti-theft devices, breathing apparatus, and access control and video management systems for commercial, industrial, retail, residential, small business, institutional, and governmental customers. Further, the company produces and supplies lead-acid automotive batteries for passenger cars, light trucks, and utility vehicles, as well as advanced battery technologies to power start-stop, hybrid, and electric vehicles. It offers its lead-acid automotive batteries to automotive original equipment manufacturers and the general vehicle battery aftermarket. The company was formerly known as Johnson Controls, Inc. and changed its name to Johnson Controls International plc in September 2016. Johnson Controls International plc was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Cork, Ireland.

 

Stocks on the Move: Johnson Controls International plc (JCI), Reynolds American Inc. (RAI), Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.53% or $-0.22 to close the day at $41.01 on active trading volume of 7.21M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.97M. The Cork Cork T12 X8N6 based company has been outperforming the auto parts group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 20.89%, compared to the industry which has advanced 31.83% over the same period. With RSI of 32.77, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $50.01, making it a hold for now.

Johnson Controls International plc operates as a diversified technology and multi industrial company worldwide. The company operates through Buildings and Power Solutions segments. It designs, produces, markets, and installs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, building management systems, controls, and security and mechanical equipment. The company also provides residential air conditioning and heating systems, and industrial refrigeration products, as well as technical and energy management consulting services. In addition, it designs, sells, installs, services, and monitors electronic security systems, and fire detection and suppression systems; and manufactures and sells intrusion security products, anti-theft devices, breathing apparatus, and access control and video management systems for commercial, industrial, retail, residential, small business, institutional, and governmental customers. Further, the company produces and supplies lead-acid automotive batteries for passenger cars, light trucks, and utility vehicles, as well as advanced battery technologies to power start-stop, hybrid, and electric vehicles. It offers its lead-acid automotive batteries to automotive original equipment manufacturers and the general vehicle battery aftermarket. The company was formerly known as Johnson Controls, Inc. and changed its name to Johnson Controls International plc in September 2016. Johnson Controls International plc was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Cork, Ireland.

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) fell -0.15% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.09 to finish the day at $60.5 with about 7.17M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.67M. The $85.59B market cap company, which fluctuated between $60.5 and $60.91 during the day, currently situated 40.63% above its 52 week low of $43.38 and -0.35% away from its one year high of $60.91. The RSI of 77.35 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

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.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) saw its value decrease by -0.23% as the stock dropped $-0.17 to finish the day at a closing price of $74.69. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $54.7-$76.87 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $74.58 to $74.92 during the day, are up by 21.91% in the past three months and up by 12.55% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.23% above its 20 day moving average and 4.8% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $82.07 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 62.18. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators; and advertising services on cable networks, as well as on other platforms, such as digital, radio, and print media. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo owned local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes live-action and animated filmed entertainment, principally under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, and Focus Features names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, as well as in Hollywood, California; Universal studios theme park in Osaka, Japan; Wet ‘n Wild, a water park in Orlando, Florida; and CityWalk, a dining, retail, and entertainment complex. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: Coty Inc. (COTY), Johnson Controls International plc (JCI), American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL)

Coty Inc. (COTY) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.62% or $-0.12 to close the day at $19.28 on lower than average trading volume of 6.66M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.82M. The New York New York 10118 based company has been underperforming the personal products companies by -13.1458% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 5.3% YTD, versus the personal products industry which is up 3.06% for the same period. The RSI of 54.15 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.

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) had a active trading with around 6.62M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.93M. The stock traded between $42.01 and $42.76 before closing at the price of $42.3 with -0.84% change on the day. The Cork Cork T12 X8N6 based company is currently trading 31.25% above its 52 week low of $32.92 and -13.12% below its 52 week high of $48.97. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 41.08 and $50.01 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Johnson Controls International plc operates as a diversified technology and multi industrial company worldwide. The company operates through Buildings and Power Solutions segments. It designs, produces, markets, and installs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, building management systems, controls, and security and mechanical equipment. The company also provides residential air conditioning and heating systems, and industrial refrigeration products, as well as technical and energy management consulting services. In addition, it designs, sells, installs, services, and monitors electronic security systems, and fire detection and suppression systems; and manufactures and sells intrusion security products, anti-theft devices, breathing apparatus, and access control and video management systems for commercial, industrial, retail, residential, small business, institutional, and governmental customers. Further, the company produces and supplies lead-acid automotive batteries for passenger cars, light trucks, and utility vehicles, as well as advanced battery technologies to power start-stop, hybrid, and electric vehicles. It offers its lead-acid automotive batteries to automotive original equipment manufacturers and the general vehicle battery aftermarket. The company was formerly known as Johnson Controls, Inc. and changed its name to Johnson Controls International plc in September 2016. Johnson Controls International plc was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Cork, Ireland.

American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) traded within a range of $44.74 to $45.6 after opening the day at $44.8. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -2.98% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.49% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $45.3 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -10.55% below its 52 week high of $50.64 and 83.3% above its 12-month low of $24.85. The shares are up by over 15.03% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 45.19 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

American Airlines Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the airline industry. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated a mainline fleet of 946 aircraft. It serves 350 destinations in approximately 50 countries. The company was formerly known as AMR Corporation and changed its name to American Airlines Group Inc. in December 2013. American Airlines Group Inc. was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: Johnson Controls International plc (JCI), Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT), Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL)

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.47% or $-0.2 to close the day at $42.3 on higher than average trading volume of 7.56M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.9M. The Cork Cork T12 X8N6 based company has been outperforming the auto parts companies by 2.9941% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 2.69% YTD, versus the auto parts industry which is up 3.37% for the same period. The RSI of 38.99 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Johnson Controls International plc operates as a diversified technology and multi industrial company worldwide. The company operates through Buildings and Power Solutions segments. It designs, produces, markets, and installs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, building management systems, controls, and security and mechanical equipment. The company also provides residential air conditioning and heating systems, and industrial refrigeration products, as well as technical and energy management consulting services. In addition, it designs, sells, installs, services, and monitors electronic security systems, and fire detection and suppression systems; and manufactures and sells intrusion security products, anti-theft devices, breathing apparatus, and access control and video management systems for commercial, industrial, retail, residential, small business, institutional, and governmental customers. Further, the company produces and supplies lead-acid automotive batteries for passenger cars, light trucks, and utility vehicles, as well as advanced battery technologies to power start-stop, hybrid, and electric vehicles. It offers its lead-acid automotive batteries to automotive original equipment manufacturers and the general vehicle battery aftermarket. The company was formerly known as Johnson Controls, Inc. and changed its name to Johnson Controls International plc in September 2016. Johnson Controls International plc was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Cork, Ireland.

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) had a active trading with around 7.5M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.44M. The stock traded between $34.64 and $35.03 before closing at the price of $34.94 with -0.26% change on the day. The Santa Clara California 95054 based company is currently trading 130.04% above its 52 week low of $15.44 and -0.6% below its 52 week high of $35.15. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 64.19 and $36.66 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries worldwide. It operates through three segments: Semiconductor Systems, Applied Global Services, and Display and Adjacent Markets. The Semiconductor Systems segment develops, manufactures, and sells a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips or integrated circuits. It offers products and technologies for transistor and interconnect fabrication, including epitaxy, ion implantation, oxidation and nitridation, rapid thermal processing, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, chemical mechanical planarization, and electrochemical deposition; patterning, selective removal, and packaging products and systems that enable the transfer of patterns onto device structures; and metrology, inspection, and review systems for front- and back-end-of-line applications. The Applied Global Services segment provides integrated solutions to optimize equipment and fab performance and productivity, including spares, upgrades, services, remanufactured earlier generation equipment, and factory automation software for semiconductor, display, and other products. The Display and Adjacent Markets segment offers products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays, organic light-emitting diodes, and other display technologies for TVs, personal computers, tablets, smart phones, and other consumer-oriented devices, as well as equipment for flexible substrates. The company serves manufacturers of semiconductor wafers and chips, liquid crystal and other displays, and other electronic devices. Applied Materials, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) traded within a range of $64.82 to $66.02 after opening the day at $65.09. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.95% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.48% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $65.68 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -11.89% below its 52 week high of $75.38 and 4.9% above its 12-month low of $63.43. The shares are down by over -6.95% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 48.6 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells consumer products worldwide. It operates through two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. The company offers oral care products, including toothpastes, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes, as well as pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals; personal care products comprising bar and liquid hand soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, and deodorants and antiperspirants; and home care products, such as laundry and dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, household cleaners, bleaches, and other similar items. It also provides pet nutrition products for everyday nutritional needs, a range of therapeutic products to manage disease conditions, and various products with natural ingredients. The company’s principal global and regional trademarks include Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet, and Hill’s Ideal Balance. It markets and sells its pet nutrition products for dogs and cats through pet supply retailers and veterinarians. Colgate-Palmolive Company was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Stocks Alert: Johnson Controls International plc (JCI), Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG), HCP, Inc. (HCP)

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) grew with the stock adding 0.48% or $0.21 to close at $43.98 on active trading volume of 9.41M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.98M. The Cork Cork T12 X8N6 based company operating under the Auto Parts industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 31.82% up for the period and up by 6.77% so far this year. With price target of $49.84 and a 36.46% rebound from 52-week low, Johnson Controls International plc has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Johnson Controls International plc operates as a diversified technology and multi industrial company worldwide. The company operates through Buildings and Power Solutions segments. It designs, produces, markets, and installs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, building management systems, controls, and security and mechanical equipment. The company also provides residential air conditioning and heating systems, and industrial refrigeration products, as well as technical and energy management consulting services. In addition, it designs, sells, installs, services, and monitors electronic security systems, and fire detection and suppression systems; and manufactures and sells intrusion security products, anti-theft devices, breathing apparatus, and access control and video management systems for commercial, industrial, retail, residential, small business, institutional, and governmental customers. Further, the company produces and supplies lead-acid automotive batteries for passenger cars, light trucks, and utility vehicles, as well as advanced battery technologies to power start-stop, hybrid, and electric vehicles. It offers its lead-acid automotive batteries to automotive original equipment manufacturers and the general vehicle battery aftermarket. The company was formerly known as Johnson Controls, Inc. and changed its name to Johnson Controls International plc in September 2016. Johnson Controls International plc was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Cork, Ireland.

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG) gained $0.2 to close the day at a new closing price of $47.65, a 0.42% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 108.99% above its 52 week low of $22.8. A total of 2.14M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.56M. The stock, which fluctuated between $46.45 and $48 during the day, currently situated -5.7% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 13.48% in the past one month and up by 22.97% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $51.75 and RSI of 63.31, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Cheniere Energy, Inc., an energy company, engages in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) related business in the United States. It operates through two segments, LNG Terminal Business, and LNG and Natural Gas Marketing Business. The company owns and operates Sabine Pass LNG terminal in western Cameron Parish, Louisiana; and Corpus Christi LNG terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas. It also owns Creole Trail Pipeline, a 94-mile pipeline interconnecting the Sabine Pass LNG terminal with various interstate pipelines. In addition, the company is involved in the LNG and natural gas marketing business. Cheniere Energy, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Houston, Texas.

HCP, Inc. (HCP) shares were up in last trading by 0.83% to $30.32. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.26% over the past week and grew 3.27% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.95% above its 50 day moving average and -3.92% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -16.64% decrease in value from its one year high of $40.43. The RSI indicator value of 53.48, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

HCP, Inc. is an independent hybrid real estate investment trust. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. It primarily invests in properties serving the healthcare industry including sectors of healthcare such as senior housing, life science, medical office, hospital and skilled nursing. The fund also invests in mezzanine loans and other debt instruments. It engages in acquisition, development, leasing, selling and managing of healthcare real estate and provides mortgage and other financing to healthcare providers. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the S&P 500 Index, Berkshire Hathaway Index, and MSCI REIT Index. HCP, Inc. was formed in 1985 and is based in Irvine, California with additional office in Nashville and San Francisco.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: Coty Inc. (COTY), Johnson Controls International plc (JCI), Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG)

Coty Inc. (COTY) retreated with the stock falling -0.36% or $-0.07 to close at $19.5 on light trading volume of 4.69M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.11M. The New York New York 10118 based company operating under the Personal Products industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -15.45% down for the period and up by 6.5% so far this year. With price target of $21.27 and a 9.43% rebound from 52-week low, Coty Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) had a light trading with around 4.69M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.01M. The stock traded between $43.62 and $44.7 before closing at the price of $43.73 with -1.29% change on the day. The Cork Cork T12 X8N6 based company is currently trading 35.68% above its 52 week low of $32.92 and -10.19% below its 52 week high of $48.97. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $49.84 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Johnson Controls International plc operates as a diversified technology and multi industrial company worldwide. The company operates through Buildings and Power Solutions segments. It designs, produces, markets, and installs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, building management systems, controls, and security and mechanical equipment. The company also provides residential air conditioning and heating systems, and industrial refrigeration products, as well as technical and energy management consulting services. In addition, it designs, sells, installs, services, and monitors electronic security systems, and fire detection and suppression systems; and manufactures and sells intrusion security products, anti-theft devices, breathing apparatus, and access control and video management systems for commercial, industrial, retail, residential, small business, institutional, and governmental customers. Further, the company produces and supplies lead-acid automotive batteries for passenger cars, light trucks, and utility vehicles, as well as advanced battery technologies to power start-stop, hybrid, and electric vehicles. It offers its lead-acid automotive batteries to automotive original equipment manufacturers and the general vehicle battery aftermarket. The company was formerly known as Johnson Controls, Inc. and changed its name to Johnson Controls International plc in September 2016. Johnson Controls International plc was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Cork, Ireland.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) saw its value decrease by -2.63% as the stock dropped $-0.61 to finish the day at a closing price of $22.55. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $18.48-$26.74 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $22.53 to $23.09 during the day, are up by 7.94% in the past three months and down by -5.2% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.52% above its 20 day moving average and -0.25% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $27.9 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 50.8.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, develops, exploits, explores for, produces, and markets natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company primarily focuses on the Marcellus Shale in northeast Pennsylvania with approximately 200,000 net acres in the dry gas window of the play; and the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas with approximately 85,500 net acres in the oil window of the play. It also transports, stores, gathers, and purchases natural gas for resale. The company sells its natural gas to industrial customers, local distribution companies, and gas marketers through gathering systems and pipelines, as well as to intrastate pipelines, natural gas processors, and marketing companies. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of approximately 8,190 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks To Track: Mattel, Inc. (MAT), Honeywell International Inc. (HON), Johnson Controls International plc (JCI)

Mattel, Inc. (MAT) climbed 1.19% during last trading as the stock added $0.37 to finish the day at $31.56 with about 4.34M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.93M. The $10.81B market cap company, which fluctuated between $31.22 and $31.6 during the day, currently situated 26.89% above its 52 week low of $25.95 and -6% away from its one year high of $34.76. The RSI of 62.07 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Mattel, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a range of toy products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: North America, International, and American Girl. It offers dolls and accessories, vehicles and play sets, and games and puzzles under the Mattel Girls & Boys brands, including Barbie, Monster High, Disney Classics, Ever After High, Little Mommy, Polly Pocket, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, CARS, Disney Planes, BOOMco, Radica, Toy Story, Max Steel, WWE Wrestling, and DC Comics. The company also provides its products under the Fisher-Price brands, such as Fisher-Price, Little People, BabyGear, Laugh & Learn, Imaginext, Thomas & Friends, Dora the Explorer, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney Jake, the Never Land Pirates, and Power Wheels. In addition, it offers its products under the American Girl brands comprising Truly Me, BeForever, and Bitty Baby; and construction, and arts and crafts brands, such as MEGA BLOKS, RoseArt, and Board Dudes, as well as publishes the American Girl magazine. Mattel, Inc. sells its products directly to consumers via its catalog, Website, and proprietary retail stores, as well as directly to retailers, including discount and free-standing toy stores, chain stores, department stores, and other retail outlets; to wholesalers; and through agents and distributors. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in El Segundo, California.

Honeywell International Inc. (HON) dropped $-0.08 to close the day at a new closing price of $117.88, a -0.07% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 25.09% above its 52 week low of $97.1. A total of 4.29M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.28M. The stock, which fluctuated between $117.71 and $118.66 during the day, currently situated -0.73% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.82% in the past one month and up by 8.53% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $129.55 and RSI of 56.81, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) had a light trading with around 4.29M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.98M. The stock traded between $43.95 and $44.61 before closing at the price of $44.19 with 0.55% change on the day. The Cork Cork T12 X8N6 based company is currently trading 40.75% above its 52 week low of $32.92 and -9.24% below its 52 week high of $48.97. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 58.47 and $49.84 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Johnson Controls International plc operates as a diversified technology and multi industrial company worldwide. The company operates through Buildings and Power Solutions segments. It designs, produces, markets, and installs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, building management systems, controls, and security and mechanical equipment. The company also provides residential air conditioning and heating systems, and industrial refrigeration products, as well as technical and energy management consulting services. In addition, it designs, sells, installs, services, and monitors electronic security systems, and fire detection and suppression systems; and manufactures and sells intrusion security products, anti-theft devices, breathing apparatus, and access control and video management systems for commercial, industrial, retail, residential, small business, institutional, and governmental customers. Further, the company produces and supplies lead-acid automotive batteries for passenger cars, light trucks, and utility vehicles, as well as advanced battery technologies to power start-stop, hybrid, and electric vehicles. It offers its lead-acid automotive batteries to automotive original equipment manufacturers and the general vehicle battery aftermarket. The company was formerly known as Johnson Controls, Inc. and changed its name to Johnson Controls International plc in September 2016. Johnson Controls International plc was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Cork, Ireland.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (SRC) New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYCB) Johnson Controls International plc (JCI)

Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (SRC) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.28% or $-0.14 to close the day at $10.8 on active trading volume of 5.37M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.81M. The Dallas Texas 75201 based company has been outperforming the reit – diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 19.14%, compared to the industry which has advanced 29.8% over the same period. With RSI of 48.74, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $12.68, making it a hold for now.

Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. is a publicly traded real estate investment trust. The firm primarily acquires across the United States single tenant operationally essential real estate, which refers to generally free-standing, commercial real estate facilities where tenants conduct retail, service or distribution activities that are essential to the generation of their sales and profits. The firm was formerly known as Spirit Finance Corp. Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. was formed on August 14, 2003 and is domiciled in the United States.

New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYCB) grew with the stock adding 0.75% or $0.12 to close at $16.14 on active trading volume of 5.23M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.61M. The Westbury New York 11590 based company operating under the Savings & Loans industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 16.56% up for the period and up by 1.45% so far this year. With price target of $16.36 and a 17.97% rebound from 52-week low, New York Community Bancorp, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

New York Community Bancorp, Inc. operates as a holding company for New York Community Bank and New York Commercial Bank that offer banking products and financial services in Metro New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida, and Arizona. The company offers various deposit products that include checking and savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, certificates of deposit, NOW and money market accounts, and non-interest-bearing accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises one-to-four family loans; multi-family loans; commercial real estate loans; acquisition, development, and construction loans; commercial and industrial loans; home equity lines of credit; and consumer loans. The company also provides installment loans, revolving lines of credit, and insurance products, as well as cash management, online and phone banking, and ATM services. It serves small and mid-size businesses, professional associations, and government agencies, as well as consumers. The company serves its customers through a network of 227 Community Bank branches, 30 Commercial Bank branches, and 273 ATM locations. The company was formerly known as Queens County Bancorp, Inc. and changed its name to New York Community Bancorp, Inc. in November 2000. New York Community Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1859 and is based in Westbury, New York.

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.64% or $0.71 to close the day at $43.95 on lower than average trading volume of 5.22M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.96M. The Cork Cork T12 X8N6 based company has been outperforming the auto parts companies by 0.2126% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 6.7% YTD, versus the auto parts industry which is up 4.72% for the same period. The RSI of 57.13 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Johnson Controls International plc operates as a diversified technology and multi industrial company worldwide. The company operates through Buildings and Power Solutions segments. It designs, produces, markets, and installs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, building management systems, controls, and security and mechanical equipment. The company also provides residential air conditioning and heating systems, and industrial refrigeration products, as well as technical and energy management consulting services. In addition, it designs, sells, installs, services, and monitors electronic security systems, and fire detection and suppression systems; and manufactures and sells intrusion security products, anti-theft devices, breathing apparatus, and access control and video management systems for commercial, industrial, retail, residential, small business, institutional, and governmental customers. Further, the company produces and supplies lead-acid automotive batteries for passenger cars, light trucks, and utility vehicles, as well as advanced battery technologies to power start-stop, hybrid, and electric vehicles. It offers its lead-acid automotive batteries to automotive original equipment manufacturers and the general vehicle battery aftermarket. The company was formerly known as Johnson Controls, Inc. and changed its name to Johnson Controls International plc in September 2016. Johnson Controls International plc was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Cork, Ireland.

 

3 Trending Stocks: New York REIT, Inc. (NYRT), Macy’s, Inc. (M), Johnson Controls International plc (JCI)

New York REIT, Inc. (NYRT) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.11% or $0.11 to close the day at $10.03 on active trading volume of 4.67M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.8M. The New York New York 10022 based company has been underperforming the reit – office group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -0.18%, compared to the industry which has advanced 34.42% over the same period. With RSI of 58.52, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $11.13, making it a hold for now.

New York REIT, Inc. focuses on acquiring commercial real estate, as well as acquiring properties or making other real estate investments that relate to office, retail, multi-family residential, industrial, and hotel property types located primarily in New York City. It intends to qualify as a real estate investment trust for the U.S. federal income tax purposes. The company was formerly known as American Realty Capital New York Recovery REIT, Inc. New York REIT, Inc. was founded in October 2009 and is based in New York, New York.

Macy’s, Inc. (M) fell -0.24% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.07 to finish the day at $29.63 with about 4.66M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.98M. The $9.14B market cap company, which fluctuated between $29.35 and $29.92 during the day, currently situated 3.78% above its 52 week low of $28.55 and -34.13% away from its one year high of $45.5. The RSI of 19.54 indicates the stock is oversold at the current levels, buy for now.

Macy’s, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates stores, Websites, and mobile applications. Its stores and Websites sell a range of merchandise, including apparel and accessories for men, women, and children; cosmetics; home furnishings; and other consumer goods. The company also operates stores that offer a range of women’s, men’s, and children’s apparel; shoes; fashion accessories; housewares; home textiles; intimate apparel; and jewelry. As of January 4, 2017, it operated approximately 880 stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico under the Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Outlet, Macy’s Backstage, and Bluemercury brands, as well as Websites, including macys.com, bloomingdales.com, and bluemercury.com. In addition, it operates as a beauty products and spa retailer. The company was formerly known as Federated Department Stores, Inc. and changed its name to Macy’s, Inc. in June 2007. Macy’s, Inc. was founded in 1830 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) saw its value increase by 0.79% as the stock gained $0.34 to finish the day at a closing price of $43.24. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $32.92-$48.97 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $42.65 to $43.27 during the day, are down by -1.59% in the past three months and down by -4.48% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.22% above its 20 day moving average and -0.65% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $49.84 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 51.37. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Johnson Controls International plc operates as a diversified technology and multi industrial company worldwide. The company operates through Buildings and Power Solutions segments. It designs, produces, markets, and installs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, building management systems, controls, and security and mechanical equipment. The company also provides residential air conditioning and heating systems, and industrial refrigeration products, as well as technical and energy management consulting services. In addition, it designs, sells, installs, services, and monitors electronic security systems, and fire detection and suppression systems; and manufactures and sells intrusion security products, anti-theft devices, breathing apparatus, and access control and video management systems for commercial, industrial, retail, residential, small business, institutional, and governmental customers. Further, the company produces and supplies lead-acid automotive batteries for passenger cars, light trucks, and utility vehicles, as well as advanced battery technologies to power start-stop, hybrid, and electric vehicles. It offers its lead-acid automotive batteries to automotive original equipment manufacturers and the general vehicle battery aftermarket. The company was formerly known as Johnson Controls, Inc. and changed its name to Johnson Controls International plc in September 2016. Johnson Controls International plc was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Cork, Ireland.