Stocks on the Move: MetLife, Inc. (MET), KeyCorp (KEY), The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

MetLife, Inc. (MET) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.52% or $-0.28 to close the day at $53.65 on active trading volume of 7.51M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.86M. The New York New York 10166 based company has been outperforming the life insurance group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 41.65%, compared to the industry which has advanced 43.59% over the same period. With RSI of 51.97, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $59.86, making it a hold for now.

MetLife, Inc. provides life insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management products in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. It operates in six segments: Retail; Group, Voluntary & Worksite Benefits; Corporate Benefit Funding; Latin America; Asia; and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company provides variable, universal, term, and whole life products; individual disability income products; personal lines property and casualty insurance, including private passenger automobile, homeowners, and personal excess liability insurance; and variable and fixed annuities for asset accumulation and distribution needs, as well as mutual funds and other securities products. It also offers group insurance products, such as variable, universal, and term life products; dental, group short- and long-term disability, and accidental death and dismemberment coverages; and voluntary and worksite products consisting of personal lines property and casualty insurance, as well as LTC, prepaid legal plans, and critical illness products. In addition, the company provides annuity and investment products comprising guaranteed interest products and other stable value products, income annuities, and separate account contracts for the investment management of defined benefit and defined contribution plan assets; and structured settlements and products to fund postretirement benefits and company-, bank- or trust-owned life insurance, as well as health insurance, group medical, credit insurance, endowment, retirement, and savings products. It serves individuals and corporations, as well as other institutions and their employees. The company sells its products through sales forces, third-party organizations, independent agents, and property and casualty specialists, as well as through career agency, bancassurance, direct marketing, brokerage, and e-commerce channels. MetLife, Inc. was founded in 1863 and is based in New York, New York.

KeyCorp (KEY) fell -0.58% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.11 to finish the day at $18.99 with about 7.24M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 12.85M. The $20.39B market cap company, which fluctuated between $18.85 and $19.11 during the day, currently situated 90.49% above its 52 week low of $10.15 and -1.15% away from its one year high of $19.21. The RSI of 61.8 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

KeyCorp operates as the bank holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various retail and commercial banking services to individual, corporate, and institutional clients in the United States. The company’s Key Community Bank segment offers deposit and investment products; personal finance services and loans, including residential mortgages, home equity, credit cards, and various installment loans for individuals; deposits, investment and credit products, and business advisory services to small businesses; and financial, estate and retirement planning, and asset management services to high-net-worth clients. This segment also provides commercial lending, cash management, equipment leasing, investment and employee benefit programs, succession planning, access to capital markets, derivatives, and foreign exchange services to mid-sized businesses. Its Key Corporate Bank segment offers a suite of banking and capital market products, such as syndicated finance, debt and equity capital market products, commercial payments, equipment finance, commercial mortgage banking, derivatives, foreign exchange, financial advisory, and public finance, as well as commercial mortgage loans for middle market clients comprising consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial, public, real estate, and technology sectors. In addition, KeyCorp provides personal, securities lending, and custody services; access to mutual funds; treasury, investment banking, international banking, and investment management services; public retirement plans, and foundations and endowments plans; and financial services consisting of community development financing, securities underwriting, and brokerage, as well as merchant services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 966 retail banking branches and 1,257 automated teller machines in 12 states, as well as a telephone banking call center. KeyCorp was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) saw its value increase by 0.48% as the stock gained $0.53 to finish the day at a closing price of $110.71. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $89.61-$111.99 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $110.09 to $110.87 during the day, are up by 14.19% in the past three months and up by 15.17% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.31% above its 20 day moving average and 3.52% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $115.71 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 63.92. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

Stocks Buzz: Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (EXPD), KeyCorp (KEY), Tiffany & Co. (TIF)

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (EXPD) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.22% or $0.12 to close the day at $55.21 on active trading volume of 1.66M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.31M. The Seattle Washington 98104 based company has been outperforming the air delivery & freight services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 20.42%, compared to the industry which has advanced 21.87% over the same period. With RSI of 65.28, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $50.92, making it a hold for now.

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. provides logistics services. The company offers airfreight services, including air freight consolidation and forwarding; ocean freight and ocean services comprising ocean freight consolidation, direct ocean forwarding, and order management; customs brokerage and other services, such as multi-modal shipping, and warehousing and distribution services; and customs clearance, purchase order management, vendor consolidation, time-definite transportation services, cargo insurance, and other logistics solutions. It acts as a freight consolidator or as an agent for the airline, which carries the shipment. The company offers ancillary services that include preparation of shipping and customs documentation, packing, crating and insurance services, negotiation of letters of credit, and the preparation of documentation to comply with local export laws. The company’s customers primarily include retailers and distributors of consumer electronics, department store chains, and clothing and shoe wholesalers, as well as high-tech, industrial, and automotive manufacturers. It operates in the Americas, North Asia, South Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India. Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

KeyCorp (KEY) grew with the stock adding 2.22% or $0.41 to close at $18.87 on active trading volume of 9.95M compared its three months average trading volume of 13.45M. The Cleveland Ohio 44114 based company operating under the Regional – Midwest Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 77.49% up for the period and up by 3.28% so far this year. With price target of $19.9 and a 89.28% rebound from 52-week low, KeyCorp has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

KeyCorp operates as the bank holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various retail and commercial banking services to individual, corporate, and institutional clients in the United States. The company’s Key Community Bank segment offers deposit and investment products; personal finance services and loans, including residential mortgages, home equity, credit cards, and various installment loans for individuals; deposits, investment and credit products, and business advisory services to small businesses; and financial, estate and retirement planning, and asset management services to high-net-worth clients. This segment also provides commercial lending, cash management, equipment leasing, investment and employee benefit programs, succession planning, access to capital markets, derivatives, and foreign exchange services to mid-sized businesses. Its Key Corporate Bank segment offers a suite of banking and capital market products, such as syndicated finance, debt and equity capital market products, commercial payments, equipment finance, commercial mortgage banking, derivatives, foreign exchange, financial advisory, and public finance, as well as commercial mortgage loans for middle market clients comprising consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial, public, real estate, and technology sectors. In addition, KeyCorp provides personal, securities lending, and custody services; access to mutual funds; treasury, investment banking, international banking, and investment management services; public retirement plans, and foundations and endowments plans; and financial services consisting of community development financing, securities underwriting, and brokerage, as well as merchant services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 966 retail banking branches and 1,257 automated teller machines in 12 states, as well as a telephone banking call center. KeyCorp was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Tiffany & Co. (TIF) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.63% or $1.33 to close the day at $82.96 on lower than average trading volume of 1.28M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.93M. The New York New York 10022 based company has been underperforming the jewelry stores companies by 3.9392% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 7.14% YTD, versus the jewelry stores industry which is down -3.91% for the same period. The RSI of 61.7 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Tiffany & Co., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and retails jewelry and other items worldwide. Its jewelry products include fine and solitaire jewelry; engagement rings and wedding bands; and non-gemstone, sterling silver, and gold jewelry. The company also sells timepieces, leather goods, sterling silverware, china, crystal, stationery, fragrances, and accessories. In addition, it wholesales diamonds to third parties. The company offers its products through retail sales, Internet and catalog sales, business-to-business sales, and wholesale distribution. As of January 31, 2016, it operated 124 stores in the Americas, 81 stores in the Asia-Pacific, 56 stores in Japan, 41 stores in Europe, and 5 stores in the United Arab Emirates. Tiffany & Co. was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Investor’s Alert: CVS Health Corporation (CVS), KeyCorp (KEY), Morgan Stanley (MS)

CVS Health Corporation (CVS) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.58% or $1.22 to close the day at $78.53 on higher than average trading volume of 9.33M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.03M. The Woonsocket Rhode Island 02895 based company has been outperforming the health care plans companies by 3.0993% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 0.12% YTD, versus the health care plans industry which is up 2.46% for the same period. The RSI of 49.05 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

CVS Health Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services. It operates through Pharmacy Services and Retail/LTC segments. The Pharmacy Services segment offers pharmacy benefit management solutions, such as plan design and administration, formulary management, Medicare Part D services, mail order, specialty pharmacy and infusion services, retail pharmacy network management services, prescription management systems, clinical services, disease management programs, and medical pharmacy management services. This segment serves employers, insurance companies, unions, government employee groups, health plans, Medicare Part D plans, managed Medicaid plans, plans offered on public and private exchanges, other sponsors of health benefit plans, and individuals under the CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services, Caremark, CVS Caremark, CarePlus CVS Pharmacy, CVS Specialty, Accordant, SilverScript, NovoLogix, Coram, Navarro Health Services, and ACS Pharmacy names. As of December 31, 2016, it had 23 retail specialty pharmacy stores, 13 specialty mail order pharmacies and 4 mail order dispensing pharmacies, and 84 branches for infusion and enteral services. The Retail/LTC segment sells prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, beauty products and cosmetics, personal care products, convenience foods, seasonal merchandise, and greeting cards, as well as offers photo finishing services. It has 9,709 retail stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Brazil primarily under the CVS Pharmacy, CVS, CVS Pharmacy y más, Longs Drugs, Navarro Discount Pharmacy, and Drogaria Onofre names; online retail pharmacy Websites; and 38 onsite pharmacy stores, long-term care pharmacy operations, and retail health care clinics. The company was formerly known as CVS Caremark Corporation and changed its name to CVS Health Corporation in September 2014. CVS Health Corporation was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

KeyCorp (KEY) had a active trading with around 8.97M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 14.06M. The stock traded between $18.12 and $18.32 before closing at the price of $18.26 with 0.66% change on the day. The Cleveland Ohio 44114 based company is currently trading 89.65% above its 52 week low of $10.21 and -2.72% below its 52 week high of $18.77. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 52.08 and $19.9 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

KeyCorp operates as the bank holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various retail and commercial banking services to individual, corporate, and institutional clients in the United States. The company’s Key Community Bank segment offers deposit and investment products; personal finance services and loans, including residential mortgages, home equity, credit cards, and various installment loans for individuals; deposits, investment and credit products, and business advisory services to small businesses; and financial, estate and retirement planning, and asset management services to high-net-worth clients. This segment also provides commercial lending, cash management, equipment leasing, investment and employee benefit programs, succession planning, access to capital markets, derivatives, and foreign exchange services to mid-sized businesses. Its Key Corporate Bank segment offers a suite of banking and capital market products, such as syndicated finance, debt and equity capital market products, commercial payments, equipment finance, commercial mortgage banking, derivatives, foreign exchange, financial advisory, and public finance, as well as commercial mortgage loans for middle market clients comprising consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial, public, real estate, and technology sectors. In addition, KeyCorp provides personal, securities lending, and custody services; access to mutual funds; treasury, investment banking, international banking, and investment management services; public retirement plans, and foundations and endowments plans; and financial services consisting of community development financing, securities underwriting, and brokerage, as well as merchant services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 966 retail banking branches and 1,257 automated teller machines in 12 states, as well as a telephone banking call center. KeyCorp was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Morgan Stanley (MS) traded within a range of $44.34 to $45.15 after opening the day at $45.13. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 6.28% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.33% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $44.7 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -0.73% below its 52 week high of $45.15 and 116.13% above its 12-month low of $22.68. The shares are up by over 22.96% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 58.13 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide. The company’s Institutional Securities segment offers capital raising and financial advisory services, including services related to the underwriting of debt, equity, and other securities, as well as advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, real estate, and project finance. This segment also provides sales and trading services, such as sales, financing, and market-making services in equity securities and fixed income products, including foreign exchange and commodities, as well as prime brokerage services; and corporate lending services, credit products, and investments and research services. Its Wealth Management segment offers various financial services and solutions covering brokerage and investment advisory services, market-making services in fixed income securities, financial and wealth planning services, annuity and insurance products, credit and other lending products, and banking and retirement plan services to individual investors, small-to-medium sized businesses, and institutions. The company’s Investment Management segment provides various investment strategies and products comprising asset management, including equity, fixed income, liquidity, alternatives, and managed futures products. This segment is also involved in merchant banking and real estate investing businesses. Morgan Stanley was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: KeyCorp (KEY), Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP), Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)

KeyCorp (KEY) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.44% or $-0.26 to close the day at $17.83 on light trading volume of 11.92M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 14.55M. The Cleveland Ohio 44114 based company has been outperforming the regional – midwest banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 71.96%, compared to the industry which has advanced 48.63% over the same period. With RSI of 44.14, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $19.9, making it a hold for now.

KeyCorp operates as the bank holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various retail and commercial banking services to individual, corporate, and institutional clients in the United States. The company’s Key Community Bank segment offers deposit and investment products; personal finance services and loans, including residential mortgages, home equity, credit cards, and various installment loans for individuals; deposits, investment and credit products, and business advisory services to small businesses; and financial, estate and retirement planning, and asset management services to high-net-worth clients. This segment also provides commercial lending, cash management, equipment leasing, investment and employee benefit programs, succession planning, access to capital markets, derivatives, and foreign exchange services to mid-sized businesses. Its Key Corporate Bank segment offers a suite of banking and capital market products, such as syndicated finance, debt and equity capital market products, commercial payments, equipment finance, commercial mortgage banking, derivatives, foreign exchange, financial advisory, and public finance, as well as commercial mortgage loans for middle market clients comprising consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial, public, real estate, and technology sectors. In addition, KeyCorp provides personal, securities lending, and custody services; access to mutual funds; treasury, investment banking, international banking, and investment management services; public retirement plans, and foundations and endowments plans; and financial services consisting of community development financing, securities underwriting, and brokerage, as well as merchant services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 966 retail banking branches and 1,257 automated teller machines in 12 states, as well as a telephone banking call center. KeyCorp was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP) climbed 6% during last trading as the stock added $4.18 to finish the day at $73.8 with about 11.72M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.15M. The $15.79B market cap company, which fluctuated between $73.02 and $76.5 during the day, currently situated 94.43% above its 52 week low of $39.01 and 5.84% away from its one year high of $76.5. The RSI of 73.93 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Microchip Technology Incorporated develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor products for various embedded control applications. The company offers microcontrollers, such as 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers under the PIC brand name; and microcontrollers for automotive networking, computing, lighting, power supplies, motor control, wired connectivity, and wireless connectivity. It also provides development tools that enable system designers to program PIC microcontrollers for specific applications; analog, interface, mixed signal, and timing products comprising power management, linear, mixed-signal, high-voltage, thermal management, RF, drivers, safety and security, USB, Ethernet, wireless, and other interface products; and memory products consisting of serial electrically erasable programmable read-only memory, serial flash memories, parallel flash memories, and serial SRAM memories for the production of very small footprint devices. In addition, the company licenses its SuperFlash embedded flash and Smartbits one time programmable NVM technologies to foundries, integrated device manufacturers, and design partners for use in the manufacture of microcontroller products, gate array, RF, and analog products that require embedded non-volatile memory, as well as provides engineering services. It serves automotive, communications, computing, consumer, office automation, telecommunication, aerospace, defense, safety, security, medical, and industrial control markets. The company sells its products through a network of direct sales personnel and distributors in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Microchip Technology Incorporated was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona.

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) saw its value decrease by -0.04% as the stock dropped $-0.02 to finish the day at a closing price of $55.22. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $50.84-$61.64 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $55.1 to $55.5 during the day, are up by 2.27% in the past three months and up by 0.95% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.56% below its 20 day moving average and -3.15% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $64.35 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 41.09. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Starbucks Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Americas; China/Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East, and Africa; and Channel Development. Its stores offer coffee and tea beverages, packaged roasted whole bean and ground coffees, single-serve and ready-to-drink coffee and tea products, juices, and bottled water; an assortment of fresh food and snack offerings; and various food products, such as pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and lunch items, as well as beverage-making equipment and accessories. The company also licenses its trademarks through licensed stores, and grocery and national foodservice accounts. It offers its products under the Starbucks, Teavana, Tazo, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Evolution Fresh, La Boulange, Ethos, Frappuccino, Starbucks Doubleshot, Starbucks Refreshers, and Starbucks VIA brand names. As of November 3, 2016, the company operated 25,085 stores. Starbucks Corporation was founded in 1971 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: Sysco Corporation (SYY), Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN), KeyCorp (KEY)

Sysco Corporation (SYY) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -2.55% or $-1.34 to close the day at $51.2 on active trading volume of 9.47M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.74M. The Houston Texas 77077 based company has been outperforming the food wholesale group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 21.94%, compared to the industry which has advanced 21.68% over the same period. With RSI of 27.13, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $53.81, making it a hold for now.

Sysco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, markets and distributes a range of food and related products primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry in the United States, Bahamas, Canada, Ireland, Costa Rica, and Mexico. It operates through Broadline, SYGMA, and Other segments. The company distributes a line of frozen foods, such as meats, seafood, fully prepared entrees, fruits, vegetables, and desserts; a line of canned and dry foods; fresh meats and seafood; dairy products; beverage products; imported specialties; and fresh produce. It also supplies various non-food items, including paper products comprising disposable napkins, plates, and cups; tableware consisting of China and silverware; cookware consisting of pots, pans, and utensils; restaurant and kitchen equipment and supplies; and cleaning supplies. In addition, the company offers specialty meat products, such as custom-cut fresh steaks, other meat, and poultry products; and lodging industry products, including personal care guest amenities, equipment, housekeeping supplies, room accessories, and textiles. It serves restaurants, hospitals and nursing homes, schools and colleges, hotels and motels, industrial caterers, and other foodservice venues through 200 distribution facilities. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN) fell -3.46% during last trading as the stock lost $-2.26 to finish the day at $63.13 with about 9.12M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.86M. The $22.51B market cap company, which fluctuated between $62.1 and $67.14 during the day, currently situated 23.31% above its 52 week low of $55.72 and -17.75% away from its one year high of $77.05. The RSI of 54.54 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Tyson Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Prepared Foods. The company raises and processes chickens into fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products; processes live fed cattle and live market hogs; and fabricates dressed beef and pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts, as well as case ready beef and pork, and fully-cooked meats. It also supplies poultry breeding stock; sells allied products, such as hide and meats; and manufactures and markets frozen and refrigerated food products, including pepperoni, bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, pizza crusts and toppings, flour and corn tortilla products, desserts, appetizers, snacks, prepared meals, ethnic foods, soups, sauces, side dishes, meat dishes, breadsticks, and processed meats. Tyson Foods, Inc. offers its products primarily under the Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park, Van’s, Sara Lee, Chef Pierre, Wright, Aidells, State Fair, Gallo Salame, and Golden Island brands. The company sells its products through its sales staff to grocery retailers, grocery wholesalers, meat distributors, warehouse club stores, military commissaries, industrial food processing companies, chain restaurants or their distributors, live markets, international export companies, and domestic distributors, as well as through independent brokers and trading companies. Tyson Foods, Inc. was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas.

KeyCorp (KEY) saw its value decrease by -0.54% as the stock dropped $-0.1 to finish the day at a closing price of $18.27. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $9.88-$18.77 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $18.2 to $18.43 during the day, are up by 31.51% in the past three months and up by 49.75% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.59% above its 20 day moving average and 1.07% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $19.9 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 52.39. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

KeyCorp operates as the bank holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various retail and commercial banking services to individual, corporate, and institutional clients in the United States. The company’s Key Community Bank segment offers deposit and investment products; personal finance services and loans, including residential mortgages, home equity, credit cards, and various installment loans for individuals; deposits, investment and credit products, and business advisory services to small businesses; and financial, estate and retirement planning, and asset management services to high-net-worth clients. This segment also provides commercial lending, cash management, equipment leasing, investment and employee benefit programs, succession planning, access to capital markets, derivatives, and foreign exchange services to mid-sized businesses. Its Key Corporate Bank segment offers a suite of banking and capital market products, such as syndicated finance, debt and equity capital market products, commercial payments, equipment finance, commercial mortgage banking, derivatives, foreign exchange, financial advisory, and public finance, as well as commercial mortgage loans for middle market clients comprising consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial, public, real estate, and technology sectors. In addition, KeyCorp provides personal, securities lending, and custody services; access to mutual funds; treasury, investment banking, international banking, and investment management services; public retirement plans, and foundations and endowments plans; and financial services consisting of community development financing, securities underwriting, and brokerage, as well as merchant services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 966 retail banking branches and 1,257 automated teller machines in 12 states, as well as a telephone banking call center. KeyCorp was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

Stocks To Track: Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), KeyCorp (KEY), Regions Financial Corporation (RF)

Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) fell -0.29% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.16 to finish the day at $55.75 with about 13.04M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 26.16M. The $279.99B market cap company, which fluctuated between $55.4 and $55.96 during the day, currently situated 29.96% above its 52 week low of $43.55 and -3.26% away from its one year high of $58.02. The RSI of 55.78 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Wells Fargo & Company provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. Its Community Banking segment offers checking, savings, market rate, individual retirement, and health savings accounts, as well as time deposits and remittances; and lines of credit, auto floor plan lines, equity lines and loans, equipment and transportation loans, education and residential mortgage loans, and debit and credit cards. This segment also provides equipment leases, real estate and other commercial financing, small business administration financing, venture capital financing, cash management, payroll services, retirement plans, and merchant payment processing and private label financing solutions, as well as purchases retail installment contracts. Its Wholesale Banking segment offers commercial loans and lines of credit, letters of credit, asset-based lending, equipment leasing, international trade facilities, trade financing, collection, foreign exchange, treasury management, investment management, institutional fixed-income sales, interest rate, commodity and equity risk management, insurance, corporate trust fiduciary and agency, and investment banking services, as well as online/electronic products. This segment also provides construction, and land acquisition and development loans; secured and unsecured lines of credit; interim financing arrangements; rehabilitation loans; affordable housing loans and letters of credit; loans for securitization; commercial real estate loan servicing; and real estate and mortgage brokerage services. The company’s Wealth, Brokerage and Retirement segment offers financial advisory, wealth management, brokerage, retirement, trust, and reinsurance services. As of February 25, 2015, it operated through approximately 8,700 locations and 12,500 ATMs & offices in 36 countries. Wells Fargo & Company was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

KeyCorp (KEY) dropped $-0.2 to close the day at a new closing price of $17.84, a -1.11% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 85.29% above its 52 week low of $9.88. A total of 12.66M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 14.79M. The stock, which fluctuated between $17.67 and $17.88 during the day, currently situated -4.95% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.3% in the past one month and up by 26.78% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $19.85 and RSI of 44.82, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

KeyCorp operates as the bank holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various retail and commercial banking services to individual, corporate, and institutional clients in the United States. The company’s Key Community Bank segment offers deposit and investment products; personal finance services and loans, including residential mortgages, home equity, credit cards, and various installment loans for individuals; deposits, investment and credit products, and business advisory services to small businesses; and financial, estate and retirement planning, and asset management services to high-net-worth clients. This segment also provides commercial lending, cash management, equipment leasing, investment and employee benefit programs, succession planning, access to capital markets, derivatives, and foreign exchange services to mid-sized businesses. Its Key Corporate Bank segment offers a suite of banking and capital market products, such as syndicated finance, debt and equity capital market products, commercial payments, equipment finance, commercial mortgage banking, derivatives, foreign exchange, financial advisory, and public finance, as well as commercial mortgage loans for middle market clients comprising consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial, public, real estate, and technology sectors. In addition, KeyCorp provides personal, securities lending, and custody services; access to mutual funds; treasury, investment banking, international banking, and investment management services; public retirement plans, and foundations and endowments plans; and financial services consisting of community development financing, securities underwriting, and brokerage, as well as merchant services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 966 retail banking branches and 1,257 automated teller machines in 12 states, as well as a telephone banking call center. KeyCorp was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) had a light trading with around 12.63M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 21.86M. The stock traded between $14.2 and $14.43 before closing at the price of $14.25 with -1.45% change on the day. The company is currently trading 108.78% above its 52 week low of $7 and -4.55% below its 52 week high of $14.93. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 49.37 and $15.23 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: KeyCorp (KEY), Deere & Company (DE), The Home Depot, Inc. (HD)

KeyCorp (KEY) had a active trading with around 8.01M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 14.98M. The stock traded between $17.81 and $18.21 before closing at the price of $17.97 with -0.55% change on the day. The Cleveland Ohio 44114 based company is currently trading 86.64% above its 52 week low of $9.88 and -4.26% below its 52 week high of $18.77. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 48.12 and $19.85 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

KeyCorp operates as the bank holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various retail and commercial banking services to individual, corporate, and institutional clients in the United States. The company’s Key Community Bank segment offers deposit and investment products; personal finance services and loans, including residential mortgages, home equity, credit cards, and various installment loans for individuals; deposits, investment and credit products, and business advisory services to small businesses; and financial, estate and retirement planning, and asset management services to high-net-worth clients. This segment also provides commercial lending, cash management, equipment leasing, investment and employee benefit programs, succession planning, access to capital markets, derivatives, and foreign exchange services to mid-sized businesses. Its Key Corporate Bank segment offers a suite of banking and capital market products, such as syndicated finance, debt and equity capital market products, commercial payments, equipment finance, commercial mortgage banking, derivatives, foreign exchange, financial advisory, and public finance, as well as commercial mortgage loans for middle market clients comprising consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial, public, real estate, and technology sectors. In addition, KeyCorp provides personal, securities lending, and custody services; access to mutual funds; treasury, investment banking, international banking, and investment management services; public retirement plans, and foundations and endowments plans; and financial services consisting of community development financing, securities underwriting, and brokerage, as well as merchant services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 966 retail banking branches and 1,257 automated teller machines in 12 states, as well as a telephone banking call center. KeyCorp was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Deere & Company (DE) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.01% or $-0.01 to close the day at $107.05 on light trading volume of 1.65M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.14M. The Moline Illinois 61265 based company has been outperforming the farm & construction machinery group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 43.35%, compared to the industry which has advanced 52.3% over the same period. With RSI of 60.2, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $102.65, making it a hold for now.

Deere & Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. The company’s Agriculture and Turf segment provides agriculture and turf equipment, and related service parts, including large, medium, and utility tractors; loaders; combines, cotton pickers and strippers, and sugarcane harvesters; related front-end harvesting equipment; sugarcane loaders and pull-behind scrapers; and tillage, seeding, and application equipment, including sprayers, nutrient management, and soil preparation machinery. This segment also provides hay and forage equipment comprising self-propelled forage harvesters and attachments, balers, and mowers; turf and utility equipment, including riding lawn equipment and walk-behind mowers, golf course equipment, utility vehicles, and commercial mowing equipment, as well as associated implements; integrated agricultural management systems technology and solutions; and other outdoor power products. Its Construction and Forestry segment provides backhoe loaders; crawler dozers and loaders; four-wheel-drive loaders; excavators; motor graders; articulated dump trucks; landscape loaders; skid-steer loaders; and log skidders, feller bunchers, log loaders, log forwarders, log harvesters, and related attachments that are used in construction, earthmoving, material handling, and timber harvesting applications. The company’s Financial Services segment finances sales and leases of new and used agriculture and turf equipment, and construction and forestry equipment. This segment also provides wholesale financing to dealers of the foregoing equipment; finances retail revolving charge accounts; and offers extended equipment warranties. The company markets its products primarily through independent retail dealer networks and retail outlets. Deere & Company was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in Moline, Illinois.

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) shares were down in last trading by -0.64% to $137.58. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.35% over the past week and grew 1.84% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.86% above its 50 day moving average and 5.18% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.28% decrease in value from its one year high of $139.37. The RSI indicator value of 60.68, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (DIFM), and professional customers. The company offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its DIFM customers through third-party installers. It primarily serves home owners; and renovators/remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, installers, small business owners, and tradesmen. The company also sells its products through online. As of December 31, 2015, it had 2,274 stores, including 1,977 in the United States, 182 in Canada, and 115 in Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Stocks Alert: Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY), Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK), KeyCorp (KEY)

Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY) retreated with the stock falling -3.89% or $-1.76 to close at $43.47 on active trading volume of 6.7M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.56M. The Richfield Minnesota 55423 based company operating under the Electronics Stores industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 68.57% up for the period and up by 1.87% so far this year. With price target of $46.09 and a 74.19% rebound from 52-week low, Best Buy Co., Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Best Buy Co., Inc. operates as a retailer of technology products, services, and solutions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company operates through two reportable segments, Domestic and International. Its stores provide consumer electronics, such as home theater, home automation, digital imaging, health and fitness, and portable audio products; computing and mobile phones, including computing and peripherals, networking, tablets, smart watches, and e-readers, as well as mobile phones comprising related mobile network carrier commissions; and entertainment products, such as gaming hardware and software, movie, music, technology toy, and other software products. The company’s stores also offer appliances, which include refrigeration and laundry appliances, dishwashers, ovens, coffee makers, blenders, etc.; and other products comprising snacks, beverages, and other sundry items. In addition, it provides services, such as consultation, design, delivery, installation, set-up, protection plan, repair, technical support, and educational services. The company offers its products through stores and Websites under the Best Buy, bestbuy.com, Best Buy Mobile, Best Buy Direct, Best Buy Express, Geek Squad, Magnolia Home Theater, Pacific Kitchen and Home, bestbuy.com.ca, bestbuy.com.mx, and Geek Squad brand names, as well as through call centers. As of January 30, 2016, it had approximately 1,200 large-format and 400 small-format stores. The company was formerly known as Sound of Music, Inc. Best Buy Co., Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Richfield, Minnesota.

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) gained $0.55 to close the day at a new closing price of $61.75, a 0.9% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 32.88% above its 52 week low of $47.97. A total of 6.65M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 11.55M. The stock, which fluctuated between $61.3 and $61.99 during the day, currently situated -4.94% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.28% in the past one month and up by 2.22% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $68.21 and RSI of 54.3, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

KeyCorp (KEY) shares were down in last trading by -0.81% to $18.3. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.46% over the past week and fell -1.29% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.05% above its 50 day moving average and 34.23% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.5% decrease in value from its one year high of $18.77. The RSI indicator value of 54.15, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

KeyCorp operates as the bank holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various retail and commercial banking services to individual, corporate, and institutional clients in the United States. The company’s Key Community Bank segment offers deposit and investment products; personal finance services and loans, including residential mortgages, home equity, credit cards, and various installment loans for individuals; deposits, investment and credit products, and business advisory services to small businesses; and financial, estate and retirement planning, and asset management services to high-net-worth clients. This segment also provides commercial lending, cash management, equipment leasing, investment and employee benefit programs, succession planning, access to capital markets, derivatives, and foreign exchange services to mid-sized businesses. Its Key Corporate Bank segment offers a suite of banking and capital market products, such as syndicated finance, debt and equity capital market products, commercial payments, equipment finance, commercial mortgage banking, derivatives, foreign exchange, financial advisory, and public finance, as well as commercial mortgage loans for middle market clients comprising consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial, public, real estate, and technology sectors. In addition, KeyCorp provides personal, securities lending, and custody services; access to mutual funds; treasury, investment banking, international banking, and investment management services; public retirement plans, and foundations and endowments plans; and financial services consisting of community development financing, securities underwriting, and brokerage, as well as merchant services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 966 retail banking branches and 1,257 automated teller machines in 12 states, as well as a telephone banking call center. KeyCorp was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

Stocks Roundup: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Visa Inc. (V), KeyCorp (KEY)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) grew with the stock adding 0.93% or $1.04 to close at $112.8 on active trading volume of 9.37M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.1M. The New Brunswick New Jersey 08933 based company operating under the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 14.64% up for the period and down by -2.09% so far this year. With price target of $125.05 and a 20.77% rebound from 52-week low, Johnson & Johnson has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Visa Inc. (V) had a active trading with around 9.34M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.33M. The stock traded between $83.45 and $84.27 before closing at the price of $83.9 with 0.8% change on the day. The San Francisco California 94128 based company is currently trading 27.86% above its 52 week low of $66.12 and 0.14% above its 52 week high of $84.27. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $94.55 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Visa Inc. operates as a payments technology company worldwide. The company facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners, and government entities. It operates VisaNet, a processing network that enables authorization, clearing, and settlement of payment transactions; and offers fraud protection for account holders and assured payment for merchants. The company also offers gateway services for merchants to accept, process, and reconcile payments; manage fraud; and safeguard payment security online, as well as processing services for participating issuers of visa debit, prepaid, and ATM payment products. In addition, it provides digital products, including Visa Checkout that offers consumers an expedited and secure payment experience for online transactions; and Visa Direct, a push payment product platform, which facilitates payer-initiated transactions that are sent directly to the Visa account of the recipient, as well as Visa token service that replaces the card account numbers from the transaction with a token. Further the company offers corporate (travel) and purchasing card products, as well as value-added services. It provides its services under the Visa, Visa Electron, Interlink, V PAY, and PLUS brands. The company has a strategic partnership agreement with Oman Arab Bank to convert the bank’s current electron cards to chip-and-PIN debit cards. Visa Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

KeyCorp (KEY) saw its value increase by 1.94% as the stock gained $0.35 to finish the day at a closing price of $18.4. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $9.88-$18.77 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $18.14 to $18.42 during the day, are up by 41.14% in the past three months and up by 60.43% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.96% above its 20 day moving average and 3.17% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $19.65 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 54.93.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

KeyCorp operates as the bank holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various retail and commercial banking services to individual, corporate, and institutional clients in the United States. The company’s Key Community Bank segment offers deposit and investment products; personal finance services and loans, including residential mortgages, home equity, credit cards, and various installment loans for individuals; deposits, investment and credit products, and business advisory services to small businesses; and financial, estate and retirement planning, and asset management services to high-net-worth clients. This segment also provides commercial lending, cash management, equipment leasing, investment and employee benefit programs, succession planning, access to capital markets, derivatives, and foreign exchange services to mid-sized businesses. Its Key Corporate Bank segment offers a suite of banking and capital market products, such as syndicated finance, debt and equity capital market products, commercial payments, equipment finance, commercial mortgage banking, derivatives, foreign exchange, financial advisory, and public finance, as well as commercial mortgage loans for middle market clients comprising consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial, public, real estate, and technology sectors. In addition, KeyCorp provides personal, securities lending, and custody services; access to mutual funds; treasury, investment banking, international banking, and investment management services; public retirement plans, and foundations and endowments plans; and financial services consisting of community development financing, securities underwriting, and brokerage, as well as merchant services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 966 retail banking branches and 1,257 automated teller machines in 12 states, as well as a telephone banking call center. KeyCorp was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: KeyCorp (KEY), J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)

KeyCorp (KEY) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.04% or $0.36 to close the day at $18.05 on light trading volume of 15.47M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 15.84M. The Cleveland Ohio 44114 based company has been outperforming the regional – midwest banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 70.71%, compared to the industry which has advanced 50.88% over the same period. With RSI of 50.3, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $19.65, making it a hold for now.

KeyCorp operates as the bank holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various retail and commercial banking services to individual, corporate, and institutional clients in the United States. The company’s Key Community Bank segment offers deposit and investment products; personal finance services and loans, including residential mortgages, home equity, credit cards, and various installment loans for individuals; deposits, investment and credit products, and business advisory services to small businesses; and financial, estate and retirement planning, and asset management services to high-net-worth clients. This segment also provides commercial lending, cash management, equipment leasing, investment and employee benefit programs, succession planning, access to capital markets, derivatives, and foreign exchange services to mid-sized businesses. Its Key Corporate Bank segment offers a suite of banking and capital market products, such as syndicated finance, debt and equity capital market products, commercial payments, equipment finance, commercial mortgage banking, derivatives, foreign exchange, financial advisory, and public finance, as well as commercial mortgage loans for middle market clients comprising consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial, public, real estate, and technology sectors. In addition, KeyCorp provides personal, securities lending, and custody services; access to mutual funds; treasury, investment banking, international banking, and investment management services; public retirement plans, and foundations and endowments plans; and financial services consisting of community development financing, securities underwriting, and brokerage, as well as merchant services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 966 retail banking branches and 1,257 automated teller machines in 12 states, as well as a telephone banking call center. KeyCorp was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) climbed 1.46% during last trading as the stock added $0.1 to finish the day at $6.95 with about 15.34M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 19.83M. The $2.14B market cap company, which fluctuated between $6.8 and $7 during the day, currently situated 5.3% above its 52 week low of $6.64 and -42.04% away from its one year high of $11.99. The RSI of 32.02 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) saw its value increase by 1.21% as the stock gained $1.01 to finish the day at a closing price of $84.72. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $52.5-$88.17 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $83.56 to $85 during the day, are up by 24.38% in the past three months and up by 34.35% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.12% below its 20 day moving average and 2.34% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $88.93 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 52.29. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.