Stocks In Queue: Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL), Campbell Soup Company (CPB), Monsanto Company (MON)

Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) climbed 0.13% during last trading as the stock added $1.07 to finish the day at $840.03 with about 1.3M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.73M. The $570.32B market cap company, which fluctuated between $835.83 and $842 during the day, currently situated 24.88% above its 52 week low of $672.66 and -3.11% away from its one year high of $867. The RSI of 58.71 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Alphabet Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides online advertising services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and rest of the world. The company offers performance and brand advertising services. It operates through Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes principal Internet products, such as Search, Ads, Commerce, Maps, YouTube, Google Cloud, Android, Chrome, and Google Play, as well as technical infrastructure and newer efforts, including Virtual Reality. This segment also sells digital contents, apps and cloud offerings, and hardware products. The Other Bets segment includes businesses, such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Nest, Verily, Waymo, X, and Google Fiber. Alphabet Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Campbell Soup Company (CPB) dropped $-0.4 to close the day at a new closing price of $63.03, a -0.63% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 20.55% above its 52 week low of $52.59. A total of 1.36M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.72M. The stock, which fluctuated between $62.92 and $63.44 during the day, currently situated -5.86% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.12% in the past one month and up by 18.5% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $60 and RSI of 58.51, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Campbell Soup Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets food and beverage products. It operates through three segments: Americas Simple Meals and Beverages; Global Biscuits and Snacks; and Campbell Fresh. The Americas Simple Meals and Beverages segment engages in the retail and food service of Campbell’s condensed and ready-to-serve soups; Swanson broth and stocks; Prego pasta sauces; Pace Mexican sauces; Campbell’s gravies, pastas, beans, and dinner sauces; Swanson canned poultry; Plum food and snacks; V8 juices and beverages; and Campbell’s tomato juices. The Global Biscuits and Snacks segment provides Pepperidge Farm cookies, crackers, bakery, and frozen products in the United States retail; and Arnott’s biscuits in Australia and the Asia Pacific; and Kelsen cookies worldwide, as well as meals and shelf-stable beverages in Australia and the Asia Pacific. The Campbell Fresh segment provides Bolthouse Farms fresh carrots, carrot ingredients, refrigerated beverages, and refrigerated salad dressings; and Garden Fresh Gourmet salsa, hummus, dips, and tortilla chips, as well as refrigerated soups. The company sells its products through retail food chains, mass discounters, mass merchandisers, club stores, convenience stores, drug stores, and dollar stores, as well as other retail, commercial, and non-commercial establishments; and independent contractor distributors. Campbell Soup Company was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.

Monsanto Company (MON) had a light trading with around 1.38M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.85M. The stock traded between $107.44 and $107.86 before closing at the price of $107.63 with -0.04% change on the day. The St. Louis Missouri 63167 based company is currently trading 31.42% above its 52 week low of $83.73 and -4.3% below its 52 week high of $114.26. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 49.91 and $120.5 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces row crop seeds, including corn, soybean, cotton, and canola seeds under the DEKALB, Channel, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands; and vegetable seeds, such as tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, squash, beans, broccoli, onions, lettuce, and others under the Seminis and De Ruiter brands. It also develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds in corn, soybean, cotton, and canola crops under the SmartStax, YieldGard, YieldGard VT Triple, VT Triple PRO, and VT Double PRO brands; Intacta RR2 PRO brand; Bollgard and Bollgard II brands; Roundup Ready, Roundup Ready 2 Yield, and Genuity brands; and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and Bollgard II XtendFlex brands. This segment also licenses a range of germplasm and trait technologies to large and small seed companies. The Agricultural Productivity segment manufactures and sells herbicides for agricultural, industrial, ornamental, turf, and residential lawn and garden applications for weed control, as well as for control of preemergent annual grass and small seeded broadleaf weeds in corn and other crops under the Roundup and Harness brands. The company markets its products through distributors, independent retailers and dealers, agricultural cooperatives, plant raisers, and agents, as well as directly to farmers. Monsanto Company has a collaborative agreement with Novozymes to discover, develop, and produce microbial solutions. The company was formerly known as Monsanto Ag Company and changed its name to Monsanto Company in March 2000. Monsanto Company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Monsanto Company (MON), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL), Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO)

Monsanto Company (MON) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.21% or $-0.23 to close the day at $107.34 on light trading volume of 1.49M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.95M. The St. Louis Missouri 63167 based company has been outperforming the agricultural chemicals group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 19.67%, compared to the industry which has advanced 23.98% over the same period. With RSI of 46.78, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $120.5, making it a hold for now.

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces row crop seeds, including corn, soybean, cotton, and canola seeds under the DEKALB, Channel, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands; and vegetable seeds, such as tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, squash, beans, broccoli, onions, lettuce, and others under the Seminis and De Ruiter brands. It also develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds in corn, soybean, cotton, and canola crops under the SmartStax, YieldGard, YieldGard VT Triple, VT Triple PRO, and VT Double PRO brands; Intacta RR2 PRO brand; Bollgard and Bollgard II brands; Roundup Ready, Roundup Ready 2 Yield, and Genuity brands; and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and Bollgard II XtendFlex brands. This segment also licenses a range of germplasm and trait technologies to large and small seed companies. The Agricultural Productivity segment manufactures and sells herbicides for agricultural, industrial, ornamental, turf, and residential lawn and garden applications for weed control, as well as for control of preemergent annual grass and small seeded broadleaf weeds in corn and other crops under the Roundup and Harness brands. The company markets its products through distributors, independent retailers and dealers, agricultural cooperatives, plant raisers, and agents, as well as directly to farmers. Monsanto Company has a collaborative agreement with Novozymes to discover, develop, and produce microbial solutions. The company was formerly known as Monsanto Ag Company and changed its name to Monsanto Company in March 2000. Monsanto Company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) retreated with the stock falling -0.06% or $-0.06 to close at $94.97 on light trading volume of 1.49M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.85M. The Miami Florida 33132 based company operating under the Resorts & Casinos industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 42.79% up for the period and up by 15.76% so far this year. With price target of $105.41 and a 51.26% rebound from 52-week low, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. operates as a cruise company. The company operates cruises under the Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises, CDF Croisières de France, and TUI Cruises brand names. The Royal Caribbean International brand provides cruise itineraries ranging from 2 to 24 nights with options for onboard dining, entertainment, and other onboard activities to various destinations. The Celebrity Cruises brand offers cruise itineraries ranging from 2 to 18 nights to various destinations; and operates onboard upscale ships that offer accommodations, fine dining, personalized services, and spa facilities. The Azamara Club Cruises brand offers cruise itineraries ranging from 3 to 20 nights that serve the up-market segment of the North American, the United Kingdom, and Australian markets. The Pullmantur brand provides cruise itineraries ranging from 2 to 15 nights with food and entertainment options for families and couples. The CDF Croisières de France brand offers seasonal itineraries to the Mediterranean, Europe, and Caribbean markets. The TUI Cruises brand provides onboard activities, services, shore excursions, and menu offerings for the German cruise market. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 44 ships with itineraries ranging from 2 to 24 nights on approximately 490 destinations worldwide. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.32% or $0.49 to close the day at $153.5 on lower than average trading volume of 1.47M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.09M. The Waltham Massachusetts 02451 based company has been outperforming the medical laboratories & research companies by 1.16% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 8.79% YTD, versus the medical laboratories & research industry which is up 6.74% for the same period. The RSI of 67.79 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. provides analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and consumables, software, and services for research, manufacturing, analysis, discovery, and diagnostics worldwide. Its Life Sciences Solutions segment offers reagents, instruments, and consumables used in biological and medical research, discovery, and production of new drugs and vaccines, as well as diagnosis of diseases. This segment serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agricultural, clinical, academic, and government markets. The company’s Analytical Instruments segment provides instruments, consumables, software, and services for applications in the laboratory, on the production line, and in the field. This segment serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic, government, environmental, and other research and industrial markets, as well as clinical laboratories. Its Specialty Diagnostics segment offers liquid, ready-to-use, and lyophilized immunodiagnostic reagent kits, calibrators, controls, and calibration verification fluids; blood-test systems to support the clinical diagnosis and monitoring of allergy, asthma, and autoimmune diseases; dehydrated and prepared culture media, collection and transport systems, instrumentation, and consumables; products for cancer diagnosis and medical research in histology, cytology, and hematology; and human leukocyte antigen typing and testing for the organ transplant market. This segment serves healthcare, clinical, pharmaceutical, industrial, and food safety laboratories. The company’s Laboratory Products and Services segment offers sample preparation, storage, and preservation equipment; controlled temperature technology products; centrifugation products and biological safety cabinets; water analysis instruments and laboratory equipment; laboratory consumables; chemicals; research and safety market channel services; and biopharma services. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (PAA), Monsanto Company (MON), Cummins Inc. (CMI)

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (PAA) had a light trading with around 1.19M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.5M. The stock traded between $31.68 and $32.28 before closing at the price of $32.24 with 0.53% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77002 based company is currently trading 137.66% above its 52 week low of $14.82 and -3.4% below its 52 week high of $33.95. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 59.04 and $33.7 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., through with its subsidiaries, engages in the transportation, storage, terminalling, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), natural gas, and refined products in the United States and Canada. Its Transportation segment transports crude oil and NGL through pipelines, gathering systems, trucks, and barges. As of December 31, 2015, this segment owned and leased 18,100 miles of active crude oil and NGL pipelines and gathering systems; 30 million barrels of active and above-ground tank capacity; 830 trailers; 142 transport and storage barges; and 64 transport tugs. The company’s Facilities segment provides storage, terminalling, and throughput services for crude oil, refined products, NGL, and natural gas; and NGL fractionation and isomerization, and natural gas and condensate processing services. As of December 31, 2015, it owned and operated approximately 80 million barrels of crude oil and refined products storage capacity; 25 million barrels of NGL storage capacity; 97 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage working capacity; 31 billion cubic feet of base gas; 10 natural gas processing plants; 1 condensate processing facility; 7 fractionation plants; 28 crude oil and NGL rail terminals; 6 marine facilities; and 1,100 miles of active pipelines. Its Supply and Logistics segment purchases crude oil at the wellhead, pipeline, terminal, and rail facilities; purchases cargos at load port and various locations in transit; stores inventory, and NGL and natural gas; purchases NGL; resells or exchanges crude oil and NGL; transports crude oil and NGL on trucks, barges, railcars, pipelines, and ocean-going vessels; and purchases and sells natural gas. As of December 31, 2015, it owned 13 million barrels of crude oil and NGL linefill; 5 million barrels of crude oil and NGL linefill; 990 trucks and 1,100 trailers; and 10,100 crude oil and NGL railcars. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Monsanto Company (MON) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.51% or $-0.56 to close the day at $108.31 on light trading volume of 1.19M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.97M. The St. Louis Missouri 63167 based company has been outperforming the agricultural chemicals group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 17.08%, compared to the industry which has advanced 21.8% over the same period. With RSI of 52.92, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $120.5, making it a hold for now.

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces row crop seeds, including corn, soybean, cotton, and canola seeds under the DEKALB, Channel, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands; and vegetable seeds, such as tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, squash, beans, broccoli, onions, lettuce, and others under the Seminis and De Ruiter brands. It also develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds in corn, soybean, cotton, and canola crops under the SmartStax, YieldGard, YieldGard VT Triple, VT Triple PRO, and VT Double PRO brands; Intacta RR2 PRO brand; Bollgard and Bollgard II brands; Roundup Ready, Roundup Ready 2 Yield, and Genuity brands; and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and Bollgard II XtendFlex brands. This segment also licenses a range of germplasm and trait technologies to large and small seed companies. The Agricultural Productivity segment manufactures and sells herbicides for agricultural, industrial, ornamental, turf, and residential lawn and garden applications for weed control, as well as for control of preemergent annual grass and small seeded broadleaf weeds in corn and other crops under the Roundup and Harness brands. The company markets its products through distributors, independent retailers and dealers, agricultural cooperatives, plant raisers, and agents, as well as directly to farmers. Monsanto Company has a collaborative agreement with Novozymes to discover, develop, and produce microbial solutions. The company was formerly known as Monsanto Ag Company and changed its name to Monsanto Company in March 2000. Monsanto Company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Cummins Inc. (CMI) shares were down in last trading by -0.33% to $146.38. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.43% over the past week and grew 6.26% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.72% above its 50 day moving average and 17.36% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.64% decrease in value from its one year high of $150.35. The RSI indicator value of 60.16, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines, and engine-related component products. It operates through four segments: Engine, Distribution, Components, and Power Generation. The Engine segment offers various diesel and natural gas powered engines under the Cummins and other customer brand names for the heavy-and medium-duty truck, bus, recreational vehicle, light-duty automotive, agricultural, construction, mining, marine, oil and gas, rail, and governmental equipment markets. This segment also provides new parts and services, as well as remanufactured parts and engines. The Distribution segment distributes parts and filtration products, engines, and power generation products, as well as offers service solutions, including maintenance contracts, engineering services, and integrated products. The Components segment provides emission solutions, including custom engineering systems and integrated controls, oxidation catalysts, particulate filters, oxides of nitrogen reduction systems, and engineered components; turbochargers for light-duty, mid-range, heavy-duty, and high-horsepower diesel markets; air and fuel filters, fuel water separators, lube and hydraulic filters, coolants, fuel additives, and other filtration systems; and fuel systems for heavy-duty on-highway diesel engine applications, as well as remanufactures fuel systems. The Power Generation segment designs and manufactures components that make up power generation systems, including controls, alternators, transfer switches, and switchgears, as well as offers power generation systems, components, and services. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and other customers worldwide. Cummins Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Columbus, Indiana.

 

Stocks in Review: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (MXIM), Monsanto Company (MON), Welltower Inc. (HCN)

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (MXIM) traded within a range of $44.03 to $44.65 after opening the day at $44.44. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 15.48% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.49% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $44.54 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -1.61% below its 52 week high of $45.27 and 52.02% above its 12-month low of $30.31. The shares are up by over 13.93% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 71.29 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets various linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits in the United States, China, other countries in Asia, Europe, and internationally. It also provides a range of high-frequency process technologies and capabilities for use in custom designs. The company serves automotive, communications and data center, computing, consumer, and industrial markets. It markets its products through a direct-sales and applications organization, as well as through its own and other unaffiliated distribution channels. Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Monsanto Company (MON) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.47% or $0.51 to close the day at $108.97 on light trading volume of 1.73M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.02M. The St. Louis Missouri 63167 based company has been outperforming the agricultural chemicals group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 24.47%, compared to the industry which has advanced 24.29% over the same period. With RSI of 60.12, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $119.81, making it a hold for now.

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces row crop seeds, including corn, soybean, cotton, and canola seeds under the DEKALB, Channel, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands; and vegetable seeds, such as tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, squash, beans, broccoli, onions, lettuce, and others under the Seminis and De Ruiter brands. It also develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds in corn, soybean, cotton, and canola crops under the SmartStax, YieldGard, YieldGard VT Triple, VT Triple PRO, and VT Double PRO brands; Intacta RR2 PRO brand; Bollgard and Bollgard II brands; Roundup Ready, Roundup Ready 2 Yield, and Genuity brands; and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and Bollgard II XtendFlex brands. This segment also licenses a range of germplasm and trait technologies to large and small seed companies. The Agricultural Productivity segment manufactures and sells herbicides for agricultural, industrial, ornamental, turf, and residential lawn and garden applications for weed control, as well as for control of preemergent annual grass and small seeded broadleaf weeds in corn and other crops under the Roundup and Harness brands. The company markets its products through distributors, independent retailers and dealers, agricultural cooperatives, plant raisers, and agents, as well as directly to farmers. Monsanto Company has a collaborative agreement with Novozymes to discover, develop, and produce microbial solutions. The company was formerly known as Monsanto Ag Company and changed its name to Monsanto Company in March 2000. Monsanto Company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Welltower Inc. (HCN) gained $1.07 to close the day at a new closing price of $66.34, a 1.64% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 30.25% above its 52 week low of $52.8. A total of 1.73M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.31M. The stock, which fluctuated between $65.39 and $66.45 during the day, currently situated -15.37% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.26% in the past one month and down by -0.29% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $69.39 and RSI of 51.79, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Welltower Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm engages in acquiring, planning, developing, managing, repositioning and monetizing of real estate assets. It primarily invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm primarily invests in senior living and health care properties. It invests across the full spectrum of health care real estate, including senior living communities, medical office buildings, inpatient and outpatient medical centers and life science facilities. The firm conducts in-house research to make its investments. It was formerly known as Health Care REIT, Inc. Welltower Inc. was founded in 1970 and is based in Toledo, Ohio with additional offices in Brentwood, Tennessee and Dallas, Texas.

 

Stocks In Action: Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL), Monsanto Company (MON), Marriott International, Inc. (MAR)

Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) traded within a range of $813.4 to $823.07 after opening the day at $819.5. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 3.5% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.44% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $820.19 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -5.4% below its 52 week high of $867 and 21.93% above its 12-month low of $672.66. The shares are up by over 0.08% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 48.11 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Alphabet Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides online advertising services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and rest of the world. The company offers performance and brand advertising services. It operates through Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes principal Internet products, such as Search, Ads, Commerce, Maps, YouTube, Apps, Cloud, Android, Chrome, and Google Play, as well as technical infrastructure and newer efforts, such as Virtual Reality. This segment also sells hardware products comprising Chromecast, Chromebooks, and Nexus. The Other Bets segment includes businesses, such as Access/Google Fiber, Calico, Nest, Verily, GV, Google Capital, X, and other initiatives. Alphabet Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Monsanto Company (MON) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.24% or $-0.26 to close the day at $108.31 on light trading volume of 1.41M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.03M. The St. Louis Missouri 63167 based company has been outperforming the agricultural chemicals group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 22.86%, compared to the industry which has advanced 29.01% over the same period. With RSI of 57.04, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $119.81, making it a hold for now.

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces row crop seeds, including corn, soybean, cotton, and canola seeds under the DEKALB, Channel, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands; and vegetable seeds, such as tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, squash, beans, broccoli, onions, lettuce, and others under the Seminis and De Ruiter brands. It also develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds in corn, soybean, cotton, and canola crops under the SmartStax, YieldGard, YieldGard VT Triple, VT Triple PRO, and VT Double PRO brands; Intacta RR2 PRO brand; Bollgard and Bollgard II brands; Roundup Ready, Roundup Ready 2 Yield, and Genuity brands; and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and Bollgard II XtendFlex brands. This segment also licenses a range of germplasm and trait technologies to large and small seed companies. The Agricultural Productivity segment manufactures and sells herbicides for agricultural, industrial, ornamental, turf, and residential lawn and garden applications for weed control, as well as for control of preemergent annual grass and small seeded broadleaf weeds in corn and other crops under the Roundup and Harness brands. The company markets its products through distributors, independent retailers and dealers, agricultural cooperatives, plant raisers, and agents, as well as directly to farmers. Monsanto Company has a collaborative agreement with Novozymes to discover, develop, and produce microbial solutions. The company was formerly known as Monsanto Ag Company and changed its name to Monsanto Company in March 2000. Monsanto Company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Marriott International, Inc. (MAR) dropped $-0.66 to close the day at a new closing price of $84.6, a -0.77% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 49.07% above its 52 week low of $57.69. A total of 2.46M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.98M. The stock, which fluctuated between $84.36 and $85.24 during the day, currently situated -1.99% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 1.54% in the past one month and up by 25.93% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $85.13 and RSI of 58.29, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Marriott International, Inc. operates, franchises, and licenses hotels and timeshare properties worldwide. The company operates through three segments: North American Full-Service, North American Limited-Service, and International. It also operates, markets, and develops residential properties, as well as provides services to home/condominium owner associations. The company operates its properties primarily under the brand names of The Ritz-Carlton, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, EDITION, JW Marriott, Autograph Collection Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Delta Hotels and Resorts, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Vacation Club, Gaylord Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Protea Hotels, and Moxy Hotels. As of January 05, 2017, it operated, franchised, and licensed approximately 6,000 properties in 120 countries. Marriott International, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Monsanto Company (MON), Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG), Praxair, Inc. (PX)

Monsanto Company (MON) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.36% or $-0.4 to close the day at $109.4 on light trading volume of 1.75M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.03M. The St. Louis Missouri 63167 based company has been outperforming the agricultural chemicals group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 27.39%, compared to the industry which has advanced 33.69% over the same period. With RSI of 65.97, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $119.81, making it a hold for now.

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces row crop seeds, including corn, soybean, cotton, and canola seeds under the DEKALB, Channel, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands; and vegetable seeds, such as tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, squash, beans, broccoli, onions, lettuce, and others under the Seminis and De Ruiter brands. It also develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds in corn, soybean, cotton, and canola crops under the SmartStax, YieldGard, YieldGard VT Triple, VT Triple PRO, and VT Double PRO brands; Intacta RR2 PRO brand; Bollgard and Bollgard II brands; Roundup Ready, Roundup Ready 2 Yield, and Genuity brands; and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and Bollgard II XtendFlex brands. This segment also licenses a range of germplasm and trait technologies to large and small seed companies. The Agricultural Productivity segment manufactures and sells herbicides for agricultural, industrial, ornamental, turf, and residential lawn and garden applications for weed control, as well as for control of preemergent annual grass and small seeded broadleaf weeds in corn and other crops under the Roundup and Harness brands. The company markets its products through distributors, independent retailers and dealers, agricultural cooperatives, plant raisers, and agents, as well as directly to farmers. Monsanto Company has a collaborative agreement with Novozymes to discover, develop, and produce microbial solutions. The company was formerly known as Monsanto Ag Company and changed its name to Monsanto Company in March 2000. Monsanto Company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG) grew with the stock adding 0.1% or $0.04 to close at $38.99 on light trading volume of 1.75M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.55M. The Omaha Nebraska 68102 based company operating under the Processed & Packaged Goods industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 27.6% up for the period and down by -0.91% so far this year. With price target of $41.33 and a 33.84% rebound from 52-week low, Conagra Brands, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Conagra Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company in North America. It operates through five segments: Grocery & Snacks, Refrigerated & Frozen, International, Foodservice, and Commercial. The Grocery & Snacks segment primarily provides branded, shelf-stable food products in various retail channels in the United States. The Refrigerated & Frozen segment offers branded, temperature controlled food products in various retail channels in the United States. The International segment primarily provides branded food products, in various temperature states, in retail and foodservice channels outside of the United States. The Foodservice segment offers branded and customized food products, such as meals, entrees, prepared potatoes, sauces, and various custom-manufactured culinary products packaged for sale to restaurants and other foodservice establishments in the United States. The Commercial segment offers commercially branded and private label food and ingredients primarily to commercial, restaurant, foodservice, food manufacturing, and industrial customers. The company markets its products primarily under the Healthy Choice, Hunt’s, Slim Jim, Reddi-wip, Alexia, Blake’s, Frontera, Bertolli, P.F. Chang’s, and Marie Callender’s brands. The company was formerly known as ConAgra Foods, Inc. and changed its name to Conagra Brands, Inc. in November 2016. Conagra Brands, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Praxair, Inc. (PX) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.59% or $0.7 to close the day at $120.2 on higher than average trading volume of 1.74M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.46M. The Danbury Connecticut 06810 based company has been outperforming the chemicals – major diversified companies by 1.8716% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 2.57% YTD, versus the chemicals – major diversified industry which is up 5.11% for the same period. The RSI of 62.07 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Praxair, Inc. produces, sells, and distributes atmospheric, process, and specialty gases, as well as surface coatings in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. The company offers atmospheric gases, such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases; and process gases comprising carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, electronic gases, specialty gases, and acetylene. It also designs, engineers, and builds equipment that produces industrial gases; and manufactures precious metal and ceramic sputtering targets used primarily in the production of semiconductors. In addition, the company supplies wear-resistant and high-temperature corrosion-resistant metallic and ceramic coatings and powders to the aircraft, energy, printing, primary metals, petrochemical, textile, and other industries. Further, it provides electric arc, plasma and wire spray, and high-velocity oxy-fuel equipment; and distributes hardgoods and welding equipment purchased from independent manufacturers. The company sells its products primarily through independent distributors. It serves various industries, such as healthcare, petroleum refining, manufacturing, beverage carbonation, fiber-optics, steel making, aerospace, chemicals, and water treatment. Praxair, Inc. was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: Monsanto Company (MON), Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY), Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD)

Monsanto Company (MON) traded within a range of $108.86 to $111.06 after opening the day at $109.07. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 5.89% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.84% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $110.84 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -1.44% below its 52 week high of $114.26 and 35.34% above its 12-month low of $83.73. The shares are up by over 9.23% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 79.29 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces row crop seeds, including corn, soybean, cotton, and canola seeds under the DEKALB, Channel, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands; and vegetable seeds, such as tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, squash, beans, broccoli, onions, lettuce, and others under the Seminis and De Ruiter brands. It also develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds in corn, soybean, cotton, and canola crops under the SmartStax, YieldGard, YieldGard VT Triple, VT Triple PRO, and VT Double PRO brands; Intacta RR2 PRO brand; Bollgard and Bollgard II brands; Roundup Ready, Roundup Ready 2 Yield, and Genuity brands; and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and Bollgard II XtendFlex brands. This segment also licenses a range of germplasm and trait technologies to large and small seed companies. The Agricultural Productivity segment manufactures and sells herbicides for agricultural, industrial, ornamental, turf, and residential lawn and garden applications for weed control, as well as for control of preemergent annual grass and small seeded broadleaf weeds in corn and other crops under the Roundup and Harness brands. The company markets its products through distributors, independent retailers and dealers, agricultural cooperatives, plant raisers, and agents, as well as directly to farmers. Monsanto Company has a collaborative agreement with Novozymes to discover, develop, and produce microbial solutions. The company was formerly known as Monsanto Ag Company and changed its name to Monsanto Company in March 2000. Monsanto Company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.13% or $0.5 to close the day at $44.67 on light trading volume of 3.12M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.56M. The Richfield Minnesota 55423 based company has been outperforming the electronics stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 66.61%, compared to the industry which has advanced 48.37% over the same period. With RSI of 51.48, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $46.09, making it a hold for now.

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.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) gained $0.14 to close the day at a new closing price of $46.23, a 0.3% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 18.42% above its 52 week low of $40.17. A total of 3.11M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.98M. The stock, which fluctuated between $46.01 and $46.65 during the day, currently situated -13.22% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.86% in the past one month and down by -1.92% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $46.77 and RSI of 65.62, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and Specialty Products Division (SPD). The Consumer Domestic segment offers household products, such as baking soda, carpet and cat litter deodorizers, clumping cat litters, washing soda, fabric softeners, daily shower cleaners, cleaning products, dishwashing detergents and boosters, laundry and cleaning solutions, and bathroom cleaners, as well as powder, liquid, and unit dose laundry detergents; and personal care products comprising toothpastes and oral rinses, home pregnancy and ovulation test kits, deodorants and antiperspirants, toothbrushes, shampoos, dietary supplements, depilatories, lotions, creams, waxes, oral analgesics, nasal saline moisturizers, and feminine hygiene products, as well as condoms, lubricants, and vibrating products. The Consumer International segment sells personal care, household, and over-the-counter products in international markets, such as Canada, France, Australia, China, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Brazil. The SPD segment offers animal nutrition products, including feed grade sodium bicarbonate, rumen fermentation enhancers, feed grade potassium carbonate, rumen bypass fat and lysine, omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, natural sodium sesquicarbonate, and refined functional carbohydrate; and specialty chemicals, such as performance grade sodium bicarbonate, and potassium carbonate and bicarbonate. It also provides specialty cleaners, such as aqueous cleaners and deodorizers for commercial and industrial applications. The company sells its products through supermarkets, mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstores, convenience stores, home stores, dollar and pet stores, and other specialty stores, as well as through Websites. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey.

 

Trader Alert: CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP), Monsanto Company (MON), Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF)

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) retreated with the stock falling -0.62% or $-0.16 to close at $25.44 on light trading volume of 1.84M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.46M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company operating under the Gas Utilities industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 50.2% up for the period and up by 3.25% so far this year. With price target of $25.07 and a 58.03% rebound from 52-week low, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The company’s Electric Transmission & Distribution segment offers electric transmission and distribution services to retail electric providers, municipalities, electric cooperatives, and other distribution companies. As of December 31, 2015, this segment owned 28,474 pole miles of overhead distribution lines and 3,723 circuit miles of overhead transmission lines; 23,120 circuit miles of underground distribution lines and 26 circuit miles of underground transmission lines; and 232 substations with a capacity of 58,674 megavolt amperes. Its Natural Gas Distribution segment sells regulated intrastate natural gas; provides natural gas transportation and storage services for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation customers; and offers unregulated services comprising residential appliance repair and maintenance services, as well as sells heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment. This segment owned approximately 74,000 linear miles of natural gas distribution mains. The company’s Energy Services segment provides physical natural gas supplies primarily to commercial and industrial customers, and electric and gas utilities; natural gas management services; and physical delivery services, as well as procures and optimizes transportation and storage assets. It owns and operates approximately 200 miles of intrastate pipelines; and leases transportation capacity on various interstate and intrastate pipelines, and storage. Its Midstream Investments segment provides gathering, processing, compression, treating, dehydration, and natural gas liquids fractionation for producer customers. This segment had approximately 12,400 miles of gathering pipelines, 7,900 miles of interstate pipelines, and approximately 2,300 miles of intrastate pipelines. The company was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Monsanto Company (MON) dropped $-0.14 to close the day at a new closing price of $108.44, a -0.13% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 32.4% above its 52 week low of $83.73. A total of 1.84M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.07M. The stock, which fluctuated between $107.42 and $108.57 during the day, currently situated -3.58% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.33% in the past one month and up by 5.97% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $119.81 and RSI of 70.42, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces row crop seeds, including corn, soybean, cotton, and canola seeds under the DEKALB, Channel, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands; and vegetable seeds, such as tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, squash, beans, broccoli, onions, lettuce, and others under the Seminis and De Ruiter brands. It also develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds in corn, soybean, cotton, and canola crops under the SmartStax, YieldGard, YieldGard VT Triple, VT Triple PRO, and VT Double PRO brands; Intacta RR2 PRO brand; Bollgard and Bollgard II brands; Roundup Ready, Roundup Ready 2 Yield, and Genuity brands; and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and Bollgard II XtendFlex brands. This segment also licenses a range of germplasm and trait technologies to large and small seed companies. The Agricultural Productivity segment manufactures and sells herbicides for agricultural, industrial, ornamental, turf, and residential lawn and garden applications for weed control, as well as for control of preemergent annual grass and small seeded broadleaf weeds in corn and other crops under the Roundup and Harness brands. The company markets its products through distributors, independent retailers and dealers, agricultural cooperatives, plant raisers, and agents, as well as directly to farmers. Monsanto Company has a collaborative agreement with Novozymes to discover, develop, and produce microbial solutions. The company was formerly known as Monsanto Ag Company and changed its name to Monsanto Company in March 2000. Monsanto Company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF) shares were up in last trading by 0.12% to $34.05. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.19% over the past week and fell -1.22% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.7% above its 50 day moving average and -2.2% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -10.4% decrease in value from its one year high of $38.5. The RSI indicator value of 51.96, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Fidelity National Financial, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides title insurance, and technology and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries in the United States. Its Title segment offers title insurance, escrow, and other title related services, including collection and trust activities, trustee sales guarantees, recordings and reconveyances, and home warranty insurance. The company’s Black Knight segment provides technology solutions, such as mortgage processing and workflow management software applications, and origination and default technology; and data and analytics services, including alternative valuation services, real estate and mortgage data, modeling and forecasting, and analytical tools that facilitate and automate various business processes in the life cycle of a mortgage. Its Restaurant Group segment owns, operates, and franchises restaurants comprising O’Charley’s, Ninety Nine Restaurants, Village Inn, Bakers Square, and Legendary Baking concepts, as well as J. Alexander’s. The company also offers information used by title insurance underwriters, title agents, and closing attorneys to underwrite title insurance policies for real property sales and transfer; and offers home inspection and commercial inspection services. Fidelity National Financial, Inc. was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

Stocks in Review: The Chemours Company (CC), Monsanto Company (MON), Invesco Ltd. (IVZ)

The Chemours Company (CC) traded within a range of $24.2 to $24.88 after opening the day at $24.88. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 10.82% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.65% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $24.48 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -10.3% below its 52 week high of $27.29 and 709.69% above its 12-month low of $3.06. The shares are up by over 64.2% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 57.38 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The Chemours Company provides performance chemicals in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. It operates in three segments: Titanium Technologies, Fluoroproducts, and Chemical Solutions. The Titanium Technologies segment produces and sells titanium dioxide (TiO2) under the Ti-Pure brand name to deliver whiteness, brightness, opacity, and protection in various applications, such as architectural and industrial coatings, flexible and rigid plastic packaging, PVC window profiles, laminate papers, coated paper, and coated paperboard used for packaging. The Fluoroproducts segment provides fluoroproducts, such as hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants, and fluoropolymer resins and downstream products and coatings under the Teflon brand name. The Chemical Solutions segment offers industrial and specialty chemicals used in gold production, oil refining, agriculture, industrial polymers, and other industries in North America. This segment provides cyanides; and performance chemicals and intermediates, such as clean and disinfect chemicals, aniline, methylamines, glycolic acid, Vazo free radical initiators, and reactive metals. The company is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.

Monsanto Company (MON) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.51% or $0.55 to close the day at $108.17 on active trading volume of 2.84M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.08M. The St. Louis Missouri 63167 based company has been outperforming the agricultural chemicals group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 21.7%, compared to the industry which has advanced 25.48% over the same period. With RSI of 71.34, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $119.81, making it a hold for now.

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces row crop seeds, including corn, soybean, cotton, and canola seeds under the DEKALB, Channel, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands; and vegetable seeds, such as tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, squash, beans, broccoli, onions, lettuce, and others under the Seminis and De Ruiter brands. It also develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds in corn, soybean, cotton, and canola crops under the SmartStax, YieldGard, YieldGard VT Triple, VT Triple PRO, and VT Double PRO brands; Intacta RR2 PRO brand; Bollgard and Bollgard II brands; Roundup Ready, Roundup Ready 2 Yield, and Genuity brands; and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and Bollgard II XtendFlex brands. This segment also licenses a range of germplasm and trait technologies to large and small seed companies. The Agricultural Productivity segment manufactures and sells herbicides for agricultural, industrial, ornamental, turf, and residential lawn and garden applications for weed control, as well as for control of preemergent annual grass and small seeded broadleaf weeds in corn and other crops under the Roundup and Harness brands. The company markets its products through distributors, independent retailers and dealers, agricultural cooperatives, plant raisers, and agents, as well as directly to farmers. Monsanto Company has a collaborative agreement with Novozymes to discover, develop, and produce microbial solutions. The company was formerly known as Monsanto Ag Company and changed its name to Monsanto Company in March 2000. Monsanto Company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Invesco Ltd. (IVZ) dropped $-0.55 to close the day at a new closing price of $30.55, a -1.77% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 35.22% above its 52 week low of $23.02. A total of 2.83M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.5M. The stock, which fluctuated between $30.45 and $30.94 during the day, currently situated -8.37% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.08% in the past one month and up by 3.1% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $34.71 and RSI of 41.48, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Invesco Ltd. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm provides its services to retail clients, institutional clients, high-net worth clients, public entities, corporations, unions, non-profit organizations, endowments, foundations, pension funds, financial institutions, and sovereign wealth funds. It manages separate client-focused equity and fixed income portfolios. The firm also launches equity, fixed income, commodity, multi-asset, and balanced mutual funds for its clients. It launches equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and balanced exchange-traded funds. The firm also launches and manages private funds. It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. The firm also invests in alternative markets, such as commodities and currencies. For the equity portion of its portfolio, it invests in growth and value stocks of large-cap, mid-cap, and small-cap companies. For the fixed income portion of its portfolio, the firm invests in convertibles, government bonds, municipal bonds, treasury securities, and cash. It also invests in short term and intermediate term bonds, investment grade and high yield bonds, taxable and tax-free bonds, senior secured loans, and structured securities such as asset-backed securities, mortgage-backed securities, and commercial mortgage-backed securities. The firm employs absolute return, global macro, and long/short strategies. It employs quantitative analysis to make its investments. The firm was formerly known as Invesco Plc, AMVESCAP plc, Amvesco plc, Invesco PLC, Invesco MIM, and H. Lotery & Co. Ltd. Invesco Ltd. was founded in December 1935 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia with an additional office in Hamilton, Bermuda.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. (FMSA), Monsanto Company (MON), Prologis, Inc. (PLD)

Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. (FMSA) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.33% or $-0.04 to close the day at $12.06 on light trading volume of 1.82M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.05M. The Chesterland Ohio 44026 based company has been outperforming the industrial metals & minerals group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 678.06%, compared to the industry which has advanced 107.44% over the same period. With RSI of 69.62, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $12, making it a hold for now.

Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides sand-based proppant solutions for exploration and production companies to enhance the productivity of their oil and gas wells. The company operates in two segments, Proppant Solutions; and Industrial & Recreational (I&R) Products. The Proppant Solutions segment primarily provides sand-based proppants for use in hydraulic fracturing operations in the United States, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, China, Northern Europe, and the United Arab Emirates. Its products include northern white frac sand, API-spec brown sand, and resin coated proppants, as well as ceramic proppants; PowerProp product; and Propel SSP product that utilizes a polymer coating applied to a proppant substrate. The I&R Products segment offers raw, coated, and custom blended sands for use in building products, glass, turf and landscape, and filtration industries, as well as for foundries primarily in North America. Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. also supplies proppants to oilfield service companies. The company was formerly known as FMSA Holdings Inc. and changed its name to Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. in July 2015. Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Chesterland, Ohio.

Monsanto Company (MON) grew with the stock adding 0.27% or $0.29 to close at $107.62 on light trading volume of 1.82M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.09M. The St. Louis Missouri 63167 based company operating under the Agricultural Chemicals industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 19.4% up for the period and up by 2.82% so far this year. With price target of $119.81 and a 31.4% rebound from 52-week low, Monsanto Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces row crop seeds, including corn, soybean, cotton, and canola seeds under the DEKALB, Channel, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands; and vegetable seeds, such as tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, squash, beans, broccoli, onions, lettuce, and others under the Seminis and De Ruiter brands. It also develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds in corn, soybean, cotton, and canola crops under the SmartStax, YieldGard, YieldGard VT Triple, VT Triple PRO, and VT Double PRO brands; Intacta RR2 PRO brand; Bollgard and Bollgard II brands; Roundup Ready, Roundup Ready 2 Yield, and Genuity brands; and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and Bollgard II XtendFlex brands. This segment also licenses a range of germplasm and trait technologies to large and small seed companies. The Agricultural Productivity segment manufactures and sells herbicides for agricultural, industrial, ornamental, turf, and residential lawn and garden applications for weed control, as well as for control of preemergent annual grass and small seeded broadleaf weeds in corn and other crops under the Roundup and Harness brands. The company markets its products through distributors, independent retailers and dealers, agricultural cooperatives, plant raisers, and agents, as well as directly to farmers. Monsanto Company has a collaborative agreement with Novozymes to discover, develop, and produce microbial solutions. The company was formerly known as Monsanto Ag Company and changed its name to Monsanto Company in March 2000. Monsanto Company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Prologis, Inc. (PLD) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.74% or $-0.39 to close the day at $52.3 on lower than average trading volume of 1.82M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.77M. The San Francisco California 94111 based company has been outperforming the reit – industrial companies by 2.9455% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -0.93% YTD, versus the reit – industrial industry which is down -2.21% for the same period. The RSI of 53.27 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Prologis Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of industrial distribution and retail properties. It was previously known as Security Capital Investment Trust. Prologis Inc. was formed in 1991 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Denver, Colorado.