Eye Catching Stocks: Johnson Controls International plc (JCI), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), salesforce.com, inc. (CRM)

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.05% or $-0.02 to close the day at $43.09 on light trading volume of 4M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.03M. The Cork Cork T12 X8N6 based company has been outperforming the auto parts group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 45.19%, compared to the industry which has advanced 32.38% over the same period. With RSI of 50.28, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $50.18, 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.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) climbed 1.38% during last trading as the stock added $0.78 to finish the day at $57.36 with about 3.97M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.26M. The $35.09B market cap company, which fluctuated between $56.6 and $57.63 during the day, currently situated 26.23% above its 52 week low of $45.44 and -9.57% away from its one year high of $63.43. The RSI of 56.11 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. Its consulting and technology services include IT strategy consulting, program management consulting, operations improvement consulting, strategy consulting, and business consulting services; and application design and development, systems integration, enterprise resource planning, and customer relationship management implementation services. The company also offers enterprise information management services, such as strategic, advisory, and management consulting; enterprise data management; descriptive analytics/business intelligence; strategic corporate performance management; and packaged analytics services, as well as big data services that assist clients in managing and deriving actionable insights. In addition, it provides application testing services; and develops, licenses, implements, and supports proprietary and third-party software products, as well as offers digital technologies services. Further, the company offers outsourcing services, such as application maintenance services; IT infrastructure services; and business process services, including clinical data management, pharmacovigilance, equity research support, commercial operations, and order management. It serves various industries, including banking and insurance; healthcare and life sciences; manufacturing and logistics; retail, travel, and hospitality; consumer goods; communications; information, media, and entertainment; and technology. The company markets and sells services through its professional staff, senior management, and direct sales personnel. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.

salesforce.com, inc. (CRM) saw its value increase by 1.01% as the stock gained $0.76 to finish the day at a closing price of $75.78. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $52.6-$84.48 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $75.08 to $76.22 during the day, are up by 4.05% in the past three months and down by -6.87% over the past six months. It is currently trading 5.6% above its 20 day moving average and 4.45% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $94.44 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 64.92. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions, with a focus on customer relationship management to various businesses and industries worldwide. It offers enterprise cloud computing applications and platform services, including Sales Cloud that enables companies to store data, monitor leads and progress, forecast opportunities, gain insights through relationship intelligence, and collaborate around sales on desktop and mobile devices. The company also provides Service Cloud that enables companies to deliver personalized customer service and support, as well as connects their service agents with customers on various devices; and Marketing Cloud, which enables companies to plan, personalize, and optimize customer interactions. In addition, it offers Community Cloud that enables companies to engage with groups of people by giving them access to information, applications, and experts; Analytics Cloud, an application, which enables companies to deploy sales, service, marketing, and custom analytics applications using various data source; Internet of Things Cloud that enables customers to process data, as well as build personalized actions and engage with customers in real time; and App Cloud, an application development platform for companies to deliver connected applications for various business needs. Further, the company provides professional services, including consulting, deployment, training, and design and integration services to facilitate the adoption of its cloud solutions, as well as offers various education service offerings ranging from introductory online courses to advanced architecture certifications. It sells and markets services primarily through its direct sales force, as well as through consulting firms, systems integrators, and regional partners. The company has a strategic alliance with Cisco to develop IoT and contact center platforms. salesforce.com, inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Stocks To Track: Johnson Controls International plc (JCI), Synchrony Financial (SYF), Chevron Corporation (CVX)

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) fell -1.26% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.55 to finish the day at $43.11 with about 4.71M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.11M. The $40.5B market cap company, which fluctuated between $42.88 and $43.55 during the day, currently situated 52.16% above its 52 week low of $28.94 and -11.46% away from its one year high of $48.97. The RSI of 50.51 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.

Synchrony Financial (SYF) dropped $-0.81 to close the day at a new closing price of $35.51, a -2.23% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 54.15% above its 52 week low of $23.25. A total of 4.7M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7M. The stock, which fluctuated between $35.37 and $36.23 during the day, currently situated -6.69% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -1.2% in the past one month and up by 33.61% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $41.5 and RSI of 43.98, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Synchrony Financial operates as a consumer financial services company in the United States. The company offers private label credit cards, dual cards, and small and medium-sized business credit products; and promotional financing for consumer purchases, such as private label credit cards and installment loans. It also provides promotional financing to consumers for elective healthcare procedures or services, such as dental, veterinary, cosmetic, vision, and audiology; debt cancellation products; and deposit products, including certificates of deposit, individual retirement, money market, and savings accounts, as well as accepts deposits through third-party securities brokerage firms. The company offers its credit products through programs established with a group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations, and healthcare service providers; and deposit products through multiple channels, including online, print, and radio advertising. Synchrony Financial was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. Synchrony Financial operates independently of GE Consumer Finance, Inc. as of November 17, 2015.

Chevron Corporation (CVX) had a light trading with around 4.67M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.02M. The stock traded between $116.11 and $116.77 before closing at the price of $116.28 with -0.09% change on the day. The San Ramon California 94583 based company is currently trading 61.23% above its 52 week low of $75.33 and -2.29% below its 52 week high of $119. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 54.33 and $123.58 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. The Upstream segment is involved in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas; processing, liquefaction, transportation, and regasification associated with liquefied natural gas; transportation of crude oil through pipelines; and transportation, storage, and marketing of natural gas, as well as operates a gas-to-liquids plant. The Downstream segment engages in refining crude oil into petroleum products; marketing crude oil and refined products; transporting crude oil and refined products through pipeline, marine vessel, motor equipment, and rail car; and manufacturing and marketing commodity petrochemicals, and fuel and lubricant additives, as well as plastics for industrial uses. It is also involved in the cash management and debt financing activities; corporate administrative operations; insurance operations; real estate activities; and technology businesses. Further, the company holds interests in power plants, as well as operates geothermal plants; and engages in the transportation of refined products primarily in the coastal waters of the United States. The company was formerly known as ChevronTexaco Corporation and changed its name to Chevron Corporation in 2005. Chevron Corporation was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in San Ramon, California.

 

Momentum Stocks: BioScrip, Inc. (BIOS), Johnson Controls International plc (JCI), Century Aluminum Company (CENX)

BioScrip, Inc. (BIOS) grew with the stock adding 3.16% or $0.05 to close at $1.63 on active trading volume of 4.9M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.89M. The Denver Colorado 80202 based company operating under the Home Health Care industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 14.79% up for the period and up by 56.73% so far this year. With price target of $2.5 and a 66.33% rebound from 52-week low, BioScrip, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

BioScrip, Inc. provides home infusion services in the United States. The company engages in the preparation, delivery, administration, and clinical monitoring of pharmaceutical treatments that are administered to a patient through intravenous, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intra-spinal, and enteral methods. It is primarily involved in the intravenous administration of medications to treat a range of acute and chronic conditions, such as infections, nutritional deficiencies, immunologic and neurologic disorders, cancer, pain, and palliative care. BioScrip, Inc. offers its services at patient’s homes, outpatient clinics, nursing facilities, physician’s offices, and ambulatory infusion centers. The company markets and sells its products and services through sales and marketing representatives, payor relationships, and other government programs. BioScrip, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) had a light trading with around 4.87M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.13M. The stock traded between $43.63 and $44 before closing at the price of $43.66 with -0.3% change on the day. The Cork Cork T12 X8N6 based company is currently trading 54.1% above its 52 week low of $28.94 and -10.33% below its 52 week high of $48.97. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $50.18 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.

Century Aluminum Company (CENX) saw its value increase by 11.2% as the stock gained $1.16 to finish the day at a closing price of $11.52. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $2.82-$11.61 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $10.1 to $11.61 during the day, are up by 56.31% in the past three months and up by 38.63% over the past six months. It is currently trading 26.8% above its 20 day moving average and 26.04% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $7.8 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 70.09.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Century Aluminum Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces primary aluminum in the United States and Iceland. It produces standard grade and value-added primary aluminum products; and carbon products, such as anodes and cathodes. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Investor’s Alert: Johnson Controls International plc (JCI), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG)

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.08% or $0.47 to close the day at $44.08 on lower than average trading volume of 14.69M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.94M. The Cork Cork T12 X8N6 based company has been outperforming the auto parts companies by 0.1363% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 7.02% YTD, versus the auto parts industry which is up 4.3% for the same period. The RSI of 58.84 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.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) had a light trading with around 14.64M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 17.43M. The stock traded between $85.91 and $87.08 before closing at the price of $87.08 with 0.75% change on the day. The New York New York 10017 based company is currently trading 70.56% above its 52 week low of $52.5 and -0.23% below its 52 week high of $87.76. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 68.88 and $84.62 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. operates as a financial services company worldwide. It operates through Consumer & Community Banking, Corporate & Investment Bank, Commercial Banking, and Asset Management segments. The Consumer & Community Banking segment offers deposit and investment products and services to consumers; lending, deposit, and cash management and payment solutions to small businesses; residential mortgages and home equity loans; and credit cards, payment services, payment processing services, auto loans and leases, and student loans. The Corporate & Investment Bank segment provides investment banking products and services, including advising on corporate strategy and structure, capital-raising in equity and debt markets, as well as loan origination and syndication; treasury services, such as cash management and liquidity solutions; and cash securities and derivative instruments, risk management solutions, prime brokerage, and research services. It also offers securities services, including custody, fund accounting and administration, and securities lending products for asset managers, insurance companies, and public and private investment funds. The Commercial Banking segment offers financial solutions, including lending, treasury, investment banking, and asset management to corporations, municipalities, financial institutions, and nonprofit entities, as well as financing to real estate investors and owners. The Asset Management segment provides investment and wealth management services across various asset classes, such as equities, fixed income, alternatives, and money market funds; multi-asset investment management services; retirement services; and brokerage and banking services comprising trusts, estates, loans, mortgages, and deposits. It has a strategic relationship with InvestCloud for the development of new digital capabilities for individual investors. JPMorgan Chase & Co. was founded in 1799 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) traded within a range of $13.68 to $14.1 after opening the day at $13.68. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 15.01% so far this year. The stock was up close to 3.52% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $14.1 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -22.65% below its 52 week high of $18.32 and 61.55% above its 12-month low of $8.92. The shares are up by over 27.05% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 73.38 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a power company. The company provides electricity; system power, distributed generation, solar and wind products, backup generation, storage and distributed solar, demand response, energy efficiency, electric vehicle charging stations, and on-site energy solutions; carbon management and specialty services; and various energy services, such as operations, maintenance, technical, development, and asset management services. It owns and operates approximately 50,000 megawatts of generation. The company also offers retail energy, rooftop solar, portable solar, and battery products home services; and various bundled products, which combine energy with protection products, energy efficiency, and renewable energy solutions, as well as offers installation and contract management services for residential solar customers. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 2.77 million recurring and 624,000 discrete customers. In addition, the company owns, operates, and develops solar and wind power projects; develops, constructs, and finances a range of solutions for utilities, schools, municipalities, and commercial markets; and trades in electric power, natural gas, and related commodity and financial products, including forwards, futures, options, and swaps. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 90 active fossil fuel and nuclear plants, 16 utility scale solar facilities, and 36 wind farms and multiple distributed solar facilities. Further, the company transacts in and trades fuel and transportation services; directly sells energy, services, and products and services to retail customers under the NRG, Reliant, and other names; and provides steam, hot water, and chilled water, as well as electricity to commercial businesses, universities, hospitals, and governmental units. NRG Energy, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey.

 

Stocks on the Move: Macy’s, Inc. (M), Twitter, Inc. (TWTR), Johnson Controls International plc (JCI)

Macy’s, Inc. (M) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.53% or $-0.16 to close the day at $30.3 on light trading volume of 10.66M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.45M. The Cincinnati Ohio 45202 based company has been underperforming the department stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -18.79%, compared to the industry which has advanced 1.94% over the same period. With RSI of 21.65, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $37.6, making it a hold for now.

Macy’s, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates stores, Websites, and mobile applications in the United States. 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 November 14, 2016, it operated approximately 870 stores under the Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Bluemercury, Bloomingdale’s Outlet, and Macy’s Backstage 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.

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) fell -0.74% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.13 to finish the day at $17.37 with about 10.44M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 23.21M. The $12.36B market cap company, which fluctuated between $17.32 and $17.78 during the day, currently situated 26.51% above its 52 week low of $13.73 and -31.21% away from its one year high of $25.25. The RSI of 46.47 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Twitter, Inc. operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope and Vine, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live. It also provides promoted products and services, such as promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends that enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services; and subscription access to its data feed for data partners. In addition, the company offers a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets for developers to contribute their content to its platform; syndicate and distribute Twitter content across their properties; and enhance their Websites and applications with Twitter content. Twitter, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) saw its value increase by 2.37% as the stock gained $1.01 to finish the day at a closing price of $43.61. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $28.94-$48.97 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $42.63 to $43.63 during the day, are down by -1.97% in the past three months and up by 2.78% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.58% above its 20 day moving average and 0.9% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $50.29 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 56.87. 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 Trader’s Radar: Johnson Controls International plc (JCI), Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW), Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B)

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.44% or $-0.19 to close the day at $42.6 on light trading volume of 3.57M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.84M. The Cork Cork T12 X8N6 based company has been outperforming the auto parts group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 44.72%, compared to the industry which has advanced 22.8% over the same period. With RSI of 48.43, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $50.29, 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.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) climbed 0.17% during last trading as the stock added $0.12 to finish the day at $71.07 with about 3.56M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.33M. The $61.92B market cap company, which fluctuated between $70.9 and $71.32 during the day, currently situated 14.96% above its 52 week low of $62.62 and -14.25% away from its one year high of $83.65. The RSI of 46.74 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It offers products for home maintenance, repair, remodeling, and decorating. The company provides home improvement products in various categories, such as lumber and building materials, tools and hardware, appliances, fashion fixtures, rough plumbing and electrical, lawn and garden, seasonal living, paint, flooring, millwork, kitchens, outdoor power equipment, and home fashions. It also offers installation services through independent contractors in various product categories; extended protection plans; and in-warranty and out-of-warranty repair services. The company sells its national brand-name merchandise and private branded products to homeowners, renters, and professional customers; and retail customers comprising individual homeowners and renters. As of January 29, 2016, it operated 1,857 home improvement and hardware stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company also sells its products through online sites comprising Lowes.com, Lowes.ca, and ATGstores.com, as well as through mobile applications. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B) saw its value decrease by -0.85% as the stock dropped $-1.39 to finish the day at a closing price of $162.02. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $123.55-$167.25 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $162.02 to $163.25 during the day, are up by 12.11% in the past three months and up by 12.57% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.68% below its 20 day moving average and 2.48% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $181 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 50.84. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. operates as a holding company. It provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, as well as life, accident, and health reinsurance; and operates railroad systems in North America. The company also generates, transmits, and distributes electricity from solar, wind, nuclear, geothermal, and hydro sources; operates natural gas distribution and storage facilities, interstate pipelines, and compressor and meter stations; and holds interest in coal mining assets. In addition, it offers real estate brokerage services; invests in fixed-income and equity instruments; and engages in manufactured housing and finance business, leasing of transportation equipment, and furniture leasing activities. Further, the company manufactures boxed chocolates and other confectionery products; specialty chemicals, metal cutting tools, and other products; flooring, insulation, roofing and engineered, building and engineered components, paint and coating, and bricks and masonry products; recreational vehicles, apparel products, jewelry, and custom picture framing products; and alkaline batteries. Additionally, it manufactures structural investment castings and forged components, machined airframe components and engineered critical fasteners; airfoil castings; titanium and nickel superalloy melted and mill products; and seamless pipes, fittings, and forgings. The company distributes newspapers, televisions, and information; franchises and services quick service restaurants; distributes electronic components; and offers steel and logistics services, professional aviation training programs, and fractional aircraft ownership programs. In addition, it retails automobiles; furniture, bedding, and accessories; household appliances, electronics, and computers; jewelry, watches, crystal, china, stemware, flatware, gifts, and collectibles; kitchen tools; and motorcycle apparel and equipment. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Johnson Controls International plc (JCI), Zynga Inc. (ZNGA), Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.03% or $0.85 to close the day at $42.79 on active trading volume of 6.01M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.8M. The Cork Cork T12 X8N6 based company has been outperforming the auto parts group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 45.13%, compared to the industry which has advanced 22.21% over the same period. With RSI of 52.59, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $50.23, 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.

Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) grew with the stock adding 2.64% or $0.07 to close at $2.72 on active trading volume of 6M compared its three months average trading volume of 10.71M. The San Francisco California 94103 based company operating under the Multimedia & Graphics Software industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 9.68% up for the period and up by 5.84% so far this year. With price target of $3.26 and a 52.81% rebound from 52-week low, Zynga Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Zynga Inc. develops, markets, and operates social games as live services played on the Internet, social networking sites, and mobile platforms in the United States, North America, Asia, and the European Union. It offers its online social games primarily under the Slots, Words With Friends, Zynga Poker, and FarmVille franchises. The company’s games are accessible on mobile platforms, Facebook, and other social networks, as well as Zynga.com. It also provides advertising services to advertising agencies and brokers. The company was formerly known as Zynga Game Network Inc. and changed its name to Zynga Inc. in November 2010. Zynga Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.99% or $15.54 to close the day at $795.99 on higher than average trading volume of 5.98M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.17M. The Seattle Washington 98109 based company has been underperforming the catalog & mail order houses companies by -5.3735% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 6.15% YTD, versus the catalog & mail order houses industry which is up 5.89% for the same period. The RSI of 61.83 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the retail sale of consumer products in North America and internationally. It operates through the North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) segments. The company sells merchandise and content purchased for resale from vendors, as well as those offered by third-party sellers through retail Websites, such as amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.com.mx, amazon.com.au, amazon.com.br, amazon.cn, amazon.fr, amazon.de, amazon.in, amazon.it, amazon.co.jp, amazon.nl, amazon.es, and amazon.co.uk. It also manufactures and sells electronic devices, including kindle e-readers, fire tablets, fire TVs, and echo, as well as fire phones; and provides Kindle Direct Publishing, an online platform that allows independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store. In addition, the company offers programs that enable sellers to sell their products on its Websites, as well as their own branded Websites; and programs that allow authors, musicians, filmmakers, app developers, and others to publish and sell content. Further, it offers compute, storage, database, and other AWS services, as well as fulfillment, publishing, digital content subscriptions, advertising, and co-branded credit card agreements services. Additionally, the company offers Amazon Prime, an annual membership program, which provides free shipping of various items; access to unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes; and other services. It serves consumers, sellers, developers, enterprises, and content creators. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

 

Stocks in Review: Opko Health, Inc. (OPK), Range Resources Corporation (RRC), Johnson Controls International plc (JCI)

Opko Health, Inc. (OPK) traded within a range of $9.02 to $9.25 after opening the day at $9.22. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -2.8% so far this year. The stock was down close to -2.48% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $9.04 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -25.6% below its 52 week high of $12.15 and 26.97% above its 12-month low of $7.12. The shares are down by over -15.83% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 31.87 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

OPKO Health, Inc., a biopharmaceutical and diagnostics company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel and proprietary technologies in the United States, Ireland, Chile, Spain, Israel, and Mexico. Its diagnostics business operates Bio-Reference Laboratories, a clinical laboratory that offers comprehensive laboratory testing services in the detection, diagnosis, evaluation, monitoring, and treatment of diseases, including esoteric testing, molecular diagnostics, anatomical pathology, genetics, women’s health, and correctional healthcare to physician offices, clinics, hospitals, employers, and governmental units. The Bio-Reference Laboratories also provides core genetic testing and leverages products, such as the 4Kscore prostate cancer test and the Claros 1 in-office immunoassay platform. The company’s pharmaceutical segment features Rayaldee, a treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism in stage 3-4 chronic kidney disease patients with vitamin D deficiency and VARUBI for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Its biologics business engages in developing and commercializing hGH-CTP, a recombinant human growth hormone product under development for the treatment of growth hormone deficiency, and developing Factor VIIa drug for hemophilia using the carboxl terminal peptide technology. The company was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

Range Resources Corporation (RRC) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.94% or $0.65 to close the day at $34.2 on active trading volume of 5.19M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.59M. The Fort Worth Texas 76102 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 42.63%, compared to the industry which has advanced 42.42% over the same period. With RSI of 48.67, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $47.69, making it a hold for now.

Range Resources Corporation operates as an independent natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and oil company. It engages in the exploration, development, and acquisition of natural gas and oil properties. The company holds interests in developed and undeveloped natural gas and oil leases in the Appalachian region of the United States. It owns and operates 4,462 net producing wells and approximately 905,000 net acres under lease in the Appalachian region; and 444 net producing wells and approximately 308,000 net acres under lease in the Texas Panhandle, as well as in the Anadarko Basin of western Oklahoma, the Nemaha Uplift of Northern Oklahoma and Kansas, the Permian Basin of West Texas, and Mississippi. The company markets and sells natural gas to utilities, marketing and midstream companies, and industrial users; NGLs to natural gas processors or users of NGLs; and oil and condensate to crude oil processors, transporters, and refining and marketing companies. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of 9.9 trillion cubic feet of natural gas equivalents. The company was formerly known as Lomak Petroleum, Inc. and changed its name to Range Resources Corporation in 1998. Range Resources Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) dropped $-0.55 to close the day at a new closing price of $41.94, a -1.29% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 48.03% above its 52 week low of $28.94. A total of 5.18M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.8M. The stock, which fluctuated between $41.8 and $42.64 during the day, currently situated -13.86% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -5.49% in the past one month and down by -8.2% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $50.23 and RSI of 45.47, 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.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY), CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX), Johnson Controls International plc (JCI)

Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) saw its value increase by 2.44% as the stock gained $0.47 to finish the day at a closing price of $19.7. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $14.55-$20.6 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $19.29 to $19.76 during the day, are down by -0.25% in the past three months and up by 25.24% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.13% below its 20 day moving average and 2.91% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $24.59 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 55.66.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX) shares were up in last trading by 5.34% to $18.34. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -5.02% over the past week and fell -12.21% in the past month. It is currently trading -2.47% below its 50 day moving average and 10.04% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -17.91% decrease in value from its one year high of $22.34. The RSI indicator value of 44.69, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

CONSOL Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two divisions, Exploration and Production (E&P), and Coal. The E&P division produces pipeline quality natural gas primarily to gas wholesalers. This division owns rights to extract natural gas in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio from approximately 436,000 net Marcellus Shale acres; and controls approximately 119,000 net acres of Utica Shale potential in eastern Ohio, as well as controls 113,000 net acres in Southwestern Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia that contain the rights to the natural gas in Utica Shale; and owns rights to extract coalbed methane (CBM) in Virginia from approximately 268,000 net CBM acres, which cover a portion of its coal reserves in Central Appalachia. It also owns shallow oil and gas acreage position approximately 825,000 net acres in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New York; various acres that have Upper Devonian potential; 116,000 net acres of Chattanooga Shale; and 380,000 net acres of Huron Shale potential in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia, as well as provides midstream gas services. The Coal division engages in mining, preparation, and marketing of thermal coal primarily to power generators, and metallurgical coal to metal and coke producers. The company also provides energy services, including coal terminal services, water services, and land resource management services. CONSOL Energy Inc. was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) traded within a range of $42.23 to $42.59 after opening the day at $42.44. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 3.16% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.14% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $42.49 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -12.73% below its 52 week high of $48.97 and 49.97% above its 12-month low of $28.94. The shares are down by over -6.02% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 49.91 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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 in Focus: The Kroger Co. (KR), QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM), Johnson Controls International plc (JCI)

The Kroger Co. (KR) had a light trading with around 9.55M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.63M. The stock traded between $33.42 and $34.51 before closing at the price of $33.72 with -2.29% change on the day. The Cincinnati Ohio 45202 based company is currently trading 17.89% above its 52 week low of $28.71 and -19.45% below its 52 week high of $42.42. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 44.42 and $35.82 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States. It also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. The company operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores. Its combination food and drug stores offer natural food and organic sections, pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers, fresh seafood, and organic produce; multi-department stores provide general merchandise items, such as apparel, home fashion and furnishings, outdoor living, electronics, automotive products, toys, and fine jewelry; and price impact warehouse stores offer grocery, and health and beauty care items, as well as meat, dairy, baked goods, and fresh produce items. The company’s marketplace stores comprise full-service grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty departments, and perishable goods, as well as general merchandise, including apparel, home goods, and toys. It operates under the banner brands, such as Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, King Soopers, etc., as well as Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic brands. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 2,778 retail food stores, including 1,387 fuel centers; 784 convenience stores; and 323 fine jewelry stores and an online retail store, as well as franchised 78 convenience stores. The Kroger Co. was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.31% or $0.2 to close the day at $65.4 on active trading volume of 9.49M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.09M. The San Diego California 92121 based company has been outperforming the communication equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 35.15%, compared to the industry which has advanced 7.55% over the same period. With RSI of 42.01, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $73.5, making it a hold for now.

QUALCOMM Incorporated develops, designs, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services in China, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and other technologies for use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses or provides rights to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which include various patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of certain wireless products comprising products implementing CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD, and/or LTE standards, as well as their derivatives. The QSI segment invests in early-stage companies in various industries, including digital media, e-commerce, healthcare, and wearable devices for supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications. The company also develops and offers products for implementation of small cells; mobile health products and services; software products, and content and push-to-talk enablement services to wireless operators; and development, and other services and related products to the United States government agencies and their contractors. In addition, it licenses chipset technology and products for data centers. QUALCOMM Incorporated was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) shares were up in last trading by 3.01% to $42.43. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.16% over the past week and fell -6.68% in the past month. It is currently trading -2.15% below its 50 day moving average and 0.86% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -12.86% decrease in value from its one year high of $48.97. The RSI indicator value of 48.36, lead us to believe that it is 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.