Stocks In Queue: Abbott Laboratories (ABT), The Mosaic Company (MOS), Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX)

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) climbed 1.82% during last trading as the stock added $0.73 to finish the day at $40.74 with about 8.73M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.46M. The $60.17B market cap company, which fluctuated between $40 and $40.81 during the day, currently situated 15.29% above its 52 week low of $36 and -10.46% away from its one year high of $46.38. The RSI of 43.01 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Abbott Laboratories manufactures and sells health care products worldwide. The company’s Established Pharmaceutical Products segment offers branded generic pharmaceuticals to treat pancreatic exocrine insufficiency; irritable bowel syndrome or biliary spasm; intrahepatic cholestasis or depressive symptoms; gynecological disorders; hormone replacement therapy; dyslipidemia; hypertension; hypothyroidism; Ménière’s disease and vestibular vertigo; pain, fever, and inflammation; migraines; anti-infective clarithromycin; and influenza vaccines, as well as to regulate physiological rhythm of the colon. Its Diagnostic Products segment provides immunoassay and clinical chemistry systems; assays used to screen and/or diagnosis cancer, cardiac, drugs of abuse, fertility, infectious diseases, and therapeutic drug monitoring; hematology systems and reagents; diagnostic systems and cartridges; instruments that automate the extraction, purification, and preparation of DNA and RNA from patient samples, and detects and measures infectious agents; genomic-based tests; informatics and automation solutions; and instrument used to identify infection-causing pathogens. The company’s Nutritional Products segment provides pediatric and adult nutritional products, such as prepared infant and follow-on formulas. Its Vascular Products segment offers coronary, endovascular, vessel closure, and structural heart devices to treat vascular disease. The company also provides blood and flash glucose monitoring systems, including test strips, sensors, data management decision software, and accessories for people with diabetes; and medical devices for the eye, such as cataract and LASIK surgery, contact lens care, and dry eye products. It serves retailers, wholesalers, hospitals, health care facilities, laboratories, physicians’ offices, and government agencies. The company has strategic alliance with Fonterra. Abbott Laboratories was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Abbott Park, Illinois.

The Mosaic Company (MOS) gained $0.85 to close the day at a new closing price of $24.69, a 3.57% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 15.6% above its 52 week low of $22.02. A total of 8.72M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.18M. The stock, which fluctuated between $23.59 and $24.85 during the day, currently situated -30.51% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.49% in the past one month and down by -11.87% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $26.46 and RSI of 48.46, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients primarily for the agricultural industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX) had a active trading with around 8.66M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.77M. The stock traded between $22.67 and $23.03 before closing at the price of $23.01 with 0.61% change on the day. The Marlborough Massachusetts 01752 based company is currently trading 46.84% above its 52 week low of $15.67 and -7.18% below its 52 week high of $24.79. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 43.06 and $0 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Boston Scientific Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices for use in various interventional medical specialties worldwide. It operates through three segments: Cardiovascular, Rhythm Management, and MedSurg. The company offers interventional cardiology products, including drug-eluting coronary stent systems used in the treatment of coronary artery disease; coronary technology products to treat atherosclerosis; intraluminal catheter-directed ultrasound imaging catheters and systems for use in coronary arteries and heart chambers, as well as peripheral vessels; and structural heart therapy systems. It also provides stents, balloon catheters, wires, peripheral embolization devices, and vena cava filters used to treat peripheral disease; and biliary stents, drainage catheters, and micro-puncture sets to treat, diagnose, and ease benign and malignant tumors. In addition, the company offers cardiac rhythm management devices, such as implantable cardioverter defibrillator systems to detect and treat abnormally fast heart rhythms; implantable cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker systems used to treat heart failure; and medical technologies to diagnose and treat rate and rhythm disorders of the heart comprising steerable radio frequency ablation catheters, intracardiac ultrasound catheters, diagnostic catheters, delivery sheaths, and other accessories. Further, it provides products to treat diseases of the pulmonary and gastrointestinal conditions; devices to diagnose, treat, and ease pulmonary disease systems within the airway and lungs; products to treat urinary stone disease and benign prostatic hyperplasia; mid-urethral sling products, sling and graft materials, pelvic floor reconstruction kits, and suturing devices; and spinal cord stimulator systems. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: The Mosaic Company (MOS), NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG), QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)

The Mosaic Company (MOS) saw its value increase by 1.92% as the stock gained $0.45 to finish the day at a closing price of $23.84. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $22.02-$36.95 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $23.22 to $23.94 during the day, are down by -16.7% in the past three months and down by -15.27% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.12% below its 20 day moving average and -9.49% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $26.46 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 41.65.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients primarily for the agricultural industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) shares were up in last trading by 3.42% to $12.1. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 8.62% over the past week and grew 5.86% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.8% above its 50 day moving average and -6.71% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -33.81% decrease in value from its one year high of $18.32. The RSI indicator value of 60.26, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) traded within a range of $65.31 to $66.07 after opening the day at $65.88. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 35.26% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.47% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $65.79 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -6.55% below its 52 week high of $70.4 and 60.07% above its 12-month low of $42.24. The shares are up by over 10.71% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 53.62 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: The Mosaic Company (MOS), The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK), ConAgra Foods, Inc. (CAG)

The Mosaic Company (MOS) had a light trading with around 4.21M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.21M. The stock traded between $22.83 and $23.54 before closing at the price of $23.39 with 2.45% change on the day. The Plymouth Minnesota 55441 based company is currently trading 9.51% above its 52 week low of $22.02 and -34.17% below its 52 week high of $36.95. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 37.2 and $26.46 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients primarily for the agricultural industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.86% or $0.73 to close the day at $40.03 on light trading volume of 4.21M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.55M. The New York New York 10286 based company has been outperforming the asset management group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 1.44%, compared to the industry which has dropped -4.63% over the same period. With RSI of 50.01, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $45.14, making it a hold for now.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, an investment company, provides financial products and services to institutions, corporations, and high net worth individuals in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Investment Management and Investment Services. The company offers investment management; trust and custody; foreign exchange; fund administration; global collateral services; securities lending; depositary receipts; corporate trust; global payment/cash management; banking services; and clearing services. It also provides mutual funds, separate accounts, wealth management and private banking services; and broker-dealer services, registered investment advisory services, prime brokerage services, and working capital solutions. In addition, the company is involved in credit-related activities, business exits, leasing operations, and corporate treasury activities; and the provision of global markets and institutional banking services. The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation was founded in 1784 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

ConAgra Foods, Inc. (CAG) shares were up in last trading by 1.85% to $48.38. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.98% over the past week and grew 11.99% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.78% above its 50 day moving average and 8.84% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.35% decrease in value from its one year high of $48.81. The RSI indicator value of 66.55, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

ConAgra Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company in North America. The company operates through two segments: Consumer Foods and Commercial Foods. The Consumer Foods segment principally sells branded food in various categories, including meals, entrees, condiments, pasta, sides, snacks, and desserts in various retail channels across frozen, refrigerated, and shelf-stable temperature. It offers its products under the ACT II, Banquet, Blue Bonnet, Chef Boyardee, DAVID, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National, Hunt’s, Marie Callender’s, Orville Redenbacher’s, PAM, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim, Snack Pack, Swiss Miss, Van Camp’s, and Wesson brands. The Commercial Foods segment sells branded and private label food and ingredients, primarily to commercial, foodservice, restaurant, food manufacturing, and industrial customers. It provides food items, such as frozen potato and sweet potato items; and various vegetable, spice, and frozen bakery goods under the Lamb Weston and Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings brands. ConAgra Foods, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: The Mosaic Company (MOS), Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI), Altria Group, Inc. (MO)

The Mosaic Company (MOS) had a light trading with around 4.04M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.22M. The stock traded between $22.8 and $23.28 before closing at the price of $22.83 with -1.38% change on the day. The Plymouth Minnesota 55441 based company is currently trading 6.89% above its 52 week low of $22.02 and -35.74% below its 52 week high of $36.95. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 30.38 and $26.46 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients primarily for the agricultural industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.9% or $-0.22 to close the day at $24.16 on active trading volume of 4.03M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.63M. The Winston-Salem North Carolina 27105 based company has been underperforming the textile – apparel clothing group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -14.78%, compared to the industry which has dropped -13.57% over the same period. With RSI of 29.8, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $34, making it a hold for now.

Hanesbrands Inc., a consumer goods company, designs, manufactures, sources, and sells various basic apparels for men, women, and children in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Innerwear, Activewear, Direct to Consumer, and International. It sells bras, panties, shapewears, hosiery, men’s underwear, children’s underwear, and socks; and other activewear, such as T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, performance T-shirts and shorts, sports bras, and thermals, as well as licensed logo apparel in collegiate bookstores and other channels. The company licenses its Champion name for footwear and sports accessories. It provides its products primarily under the Maidenform, Bali, Playtex, Hanes, JMS/Just My Size, Lilyette, Wonderbra, Donna Karan, DKNY, Champion, Polo Ralph Lauren, L’eggs, Hanes Beefy-T, Gear for Sports, Duofold, DIM, Nur Die/Nur Der, Lovable, Shock Absorber, Abanderado, Zorba, Rinbros, Kendall, Sol y Oro, Fila, Bellinda, Edoo, and Track N Field brand names. The company markets its products through retailers, wholesalers, and third party embellishers, as well as directly to consumers. As of January 2, 2016, it operated 252 outlet stores in the United States; and Websites under the Hanes, One Hanes Place, JMS/Just My Size, Champion, and Maidenform names. The company also sells its products in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Canada, Australia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. Hanesbrands Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Altria Group, Inc. (MO) shares were down in last trading by -0.02% to $62.43. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.1% over the past week and fell -0.59% in the past month. It is currently trading -2.84% below its 50 day moving average and -0.35% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -10.16% decrease in value from its one year high of $70.15. The RSI indicator value of 44.39, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States. It offers cigarettes primarily under the Marlboro brand; cigars principally under the Black & Mild brand; and moist smokeless tobacco products under the Copenhagen and Skoal, Red Seal and Husky, and Marlboro Snus brand names. The company also produces and sells varietal and blended table wines, and sparkling wines under the Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Crest, and 14 Hands names; and imports and markets Antinori, Torres, and Villa Maria Estate wines, as well as Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte in the United States. In addition, it provides finance leasing services primarily in aircraft, railcar, electric power, real estate, and manufacturing industries. The company sells its tobacco products primarily to wholesalers, including distributors; large retail organizations, such as chain stores; and the armed services. Altria Group, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

 

Stocks To Track: Skyline Medical Inc. (SKLN), Range Resources Corporation (RRC), The Mosaic Company (MOS)

Skyline Medical Inc. (SKLN) climbed 9.65% during last trading as the stock added $0.02 to finish the day at $0.13 with about 4.18M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.89M. The $9.3M market cap company, which fluctuated between $0.102 and $0.129 during the day, currently situated 56.25% above its 52 week low of $0.08 and -98.15% away from its one year high of $6.76. The RSI of 41.31 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Skyline Medical, Inc., a medical device company, manufactures environmentally conscientious system for the collection and disposal of infectious fluids that result from surgical procedures and post-operative care in the United States. It offers the STREAMWAY Fluid Management System that suctions surgical waste fluid from the patient using standard surgical tubing. The company’s system replaces the manual process of collecting fluids in canisters, and transporting and dumping in sinks outside of the operating room. It markets and sells its products through in-house sales force and independent distributors to hospitals, surgical centers, and other medical facilities, where bodily and irrigation fluids produced during surgical procedures must be contained, measured, documented, and disposed. The company was formerly known as BioDrain Medical, Inc. and changed its name to Skyline Medical, Inc. in August 2013. Skyline Medical, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Eagan, Minnesota.

Range Resources Corporation (RRC) dropped $-1.43 to close the day at a new closing price of $37.98, a -3.63% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 98.03% above its 52 week low of $19.21. A total of 4.18M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.79M. The stock, which fluctuated between $37.95 and $39.5 during the day, currently situated -19.08% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.53% in the past one month and down by -12.77% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $48.03 and RSI of 46.18, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

The Mosaic Company (MOS) had a light trading with around 4.15M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.27M. The stock traded between $23.14 and $23.73 before closing at the price of $23.15 with -0.39% change on the day. The Plymouth Minnesota 55441 based company is currently trading 8.39% above its 52 week low of $22.02 and -34.84% below its 52 week high of $36.95. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 32.12 and $26.46 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients primarily for the agricultural industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE), The Mosaic Company (MOS), Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (SRC)

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.51% or $0.08 to close the day at $15.66 on light trading volume of 6.17M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.3M. The Dallas Texas 75225 based company has been underperforming the oil & gas pipelines group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -24.79%, compared to the industry which has dropped -0.63% over the same period. With RSI of 36.29, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $19.06, making it a hold for now.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. It owns and operates approximately 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas; and approximately 12,300 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. Its midstream operations include ownership and operation of approximately 35,000 miles of in service natural gas pipelines, 31 natural gas processing plants, 21 natural gas treating facilities, and 4 natural gas conditioning facilities in Texas, New Mexico, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana; operation of natural gas gathering, oil pipeline, and oil stabilization facilities in South Texas, as well as a natural gas gathering system in Ohio; and transportation and supply of water to natural gas producers in Pennsylvania. The company’s natural gas liquid (NGL) transportation and services operations include ownership of approximately 2,000 miles of NGL pipelines, three NGL processing plants, four NGL and propane fractionation facilities, and NGL storage facilities. It also sells gasoline and middle distillates at retail; operates convenience stores primarily on the east coast and in the Midwest region of the United States; and gathers, purchases, stores, transports, markets, and sells crude oil, NGLs, and refined products. In addition, it provides natural gas compression services; treating services, such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide removal, natural gas cooling, dehydration, and British thermal unit management services; and manages coal and natural resources properties, as well as sells standing timber, leases coal-related infrastructure facilities, collects oil and gas royalties, and generates a total of 75 megawatts electrical power. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

The Mosaic Company (MOS) fell -2.31% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.55 to finish the day at $23.24 with about 6.16M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.29M. The $8.23B market cap company, which fluctuated between $22.77 and $23.52 during the day, currently situated 8.81% above its 52 week low of $22.02 and -34.59% away from its one year high of $36.95. The RSI of 32.1 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients primarily for the agricultural industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (SRC) saw its value increase by 2.19% as the stock gained $0.27 to finish the day at a closing price of $12.62. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $8.9-$13.97 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $12.27 to $12.7 during the day, are down by -1.12% in the past three months and up by 13.29% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.56% below its 20 day moving average and -3.25% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $14.36 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 45.01. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

Stocks in Review: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC), Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. (PTEN), The Mosaic Company (MOS)

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) traded within a range of $63.3 to $64.54 after opening the day at $64.2. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 31.55% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.04% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $63.72 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -13.07% below its 52 week high of $73.87 and 126.95% above its 12-month low of $28.16. The shares are up by over 13.68% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 64.69 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of oil and gas properties. It operates through three segments: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production; Midstream; and Marketing. The Oil and Gas Exploration and Production segment explores for and produces oil, condensate, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The Midstream segment provides gathering, processing, treating, and transportation services to Anadarko and third-party oil, natural-gas, and NGLs producers, as well as owns and operates gathering, processing, treating, and transportation systems in the United States. The Marketing segment markets oil, natural gas, and NGLs in the United States; oil and NGLs internationally; and anticipated liquefied natural gas production from Mozambique. The company’s asset portfolio includes U.S. onshore resource plays in the Rocky Mountains area, the southern United States, the Appalachian basin, and Alaska; the deepwater Gulf of Mexico; and in Algeria, Ghana, Mozambique, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, New Zealand, Kenya, and other countries. As of December 31, 2015, it had approximately 2.1 billion barrels of oil equivalent of proved reserves. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. (PTEN) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.16% or $0.28 to close the day at $24.33 on active trading volume of 4.63M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.66M. The Houston Texas 77067 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas drilling & exploration group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 53.21%, compared to the industry which has advanced 20.51% over the same period. With RSI of 74.35, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $21.43, making it a hold for now.

Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides onshore contract drilling services to major and independent oil and natural gas operators in the United States and Canada. The company operates through three segments: Contract Drilling, Pressure Pumping, and Oil and Natural Gas. The Contract Drilling segment markets its contract drilling services primarily in Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and western Canada. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had a drilling fleet of 221 marketable land-based drilling rigs. The Pressure Pumping segment offers pressure pumping services that consist of well stimulation and cementing for the completion of new wells and remedial work on existing wells, as well as hydraulic and nitrogen fracturing, cementing, and acid pumping services in Texas and the Appalachian region. The Oil and Natural Gas segment owns and invests in oil and natural gas assets as a non-operating working interest owner located principally in Texas and New Mexico. Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

The Mosaic Company (MOS) gained $0.03 to close the day at a new closing price of $24.86, a 0.12% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 16.39% above its 52 week low of $22.02. A total of 4.61M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.27M. The stock, which fluctuated between $24.43 and $25 during the day, currently situated -30.03% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -8.77% in the past one month and down by -8.45% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $26.46 and RSI of 44.37, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients primarily for the agricultural industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: The WhiteWave Foods Company (WWAV), Baxter International Inc. (BAX), The Mosaic Company (MOS)

The WhiteWave Foods Company (WWAV) saw its value decrease by -0.57% as the stock dropped $-0.31 to finish the day at a closing price of $53.67. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $31.4-$56.82 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $53.54 to $54.2 during the day, are down by -4.01% in the past three months and up by 38.11% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.29% below its 20 day moving average and -2.82% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $55.14 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 25.53.The technical indicator lead us to believe the stock will reverse recent losses any time soon.

The WhiteWave Foods Company, a consumer packaged food and beverage company, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, dairy products and organic salads, and fruits and vegetables in North America and Europe. It operates through three segments: Americas Foods & Beverages, Americas Fresh Foods, and Europe Foods & Beverages. The Americas Foods & Beverages segment offers plant-based foods and beverages, such as soymilk, almond milk, coconut and cashew milk, ice cream and frozen novelty products, plant-based yogurts, and Vega plant-based nutritional products under the Silk and So Delicious brands; dairy products, including Horizon Organic milk, yogurt, cheese, and other dairy products, as well as Horizon branded macaroni and cheese, and snack foods; and coffee creamers and ready-to-drink beverages under the International Delight, Dunkin Donuts, and LAND O LAKES brand names. The Americas Fresh Foods segment provides packaged salads and greens, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, and produce-based snacks under the Earthbound Farm brand. The Europe Foods & Beverages segment offers beverages using soy, almond, coconut, hazelnut, rice, oat, and other plant-based ingredients under the Alpro and Provamel brands; and plant-based alternatives to yogurt, culinary creams, desserts, and margarine. The company sells its products to grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, convenience stores, and health food stores, as well as various away-from-home channels, including restaurants and foodservice outlets. It markets its products through direct sales force, independent brokers, regional brokers, and distributors, as well as through a network of partners. The WhiteWave Foods Company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Baxter International Inc. (BAX) shares were down in last trading by -0.31% to $48.3. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.39% over the past week and grew 7.12% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.96% above its 50 day moving average and 12.59% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.13% decrease in value from its one year high of $49.49. The RSI indicator value of 57.05, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Baxter International Inc. provides a portfolio of renal and hospital products. Its Renal segment provides products and services to treat end-stage renal disease, irreversible kidney failure, and acute kidney therapies. This segment offers a comprehensive portfolio to meet the needs of patients across the treatment continuum, including technologies and therapies for peritoneal dialysis, in-center hemodialysis (HD), home HD, continuous renal replacement therapy, and additional dialysis services. The Hospital Products segment manufactures intravenous (IV) solutions and administration sets, premixed drugs and drug-reconstitution systems, pre-filled vials and syringes for injectable drugs, IV nutrition products, infusion pumps, inhalation anesthetics, and biosurgery products. This segment also provides products and services related to pharmacy compounding, drug formulation, and packaging technologies. The company sells its products for use in hospitals, kidney dialysis centers, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, doctors’ offices, and by patients at home under physician supervision. Baxter International Inc. offers its products through direct sales force, independent distributors or sales agents, drug wholesalers, and specialty pharmacy or other alternate site providers in approximately 100 countries. It has a collaboration agreement with JW Holdings Corporation to co-develop and distribute parenteral nutritional products containing a novel formulation of omega 3 lipids; and agreement with Celerity Pharmaceutical, LLC to develop certain acute care generic injectable premix and oncolytic molecules. The company was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.

The Mosaic Company (MOS) traded within a range of $24.67 to $25.05 after opening the day at $24.81. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -7.22% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.02% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $24.83 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -30.11% below its 52 week high of $36.95 and 16.25% above its 12-month low of $22.02. The shares are down by over -5.35% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 42.69 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients primarily for the agricultural industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

 

Stocks on the Move: Target (TGT), The Mosaic (MOS), PBF Energy (PBF)

The Mosaic Company (MOS) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.09% or $-0.27 to close the day at $24.58 on light trading volume of 3.92M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.31M. The Plymouth Minnesota 55441 based company has been underperforming the agricultural chemicals group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -24.57%, compared to the industry which has advanced 9.97% over the same period. With RSI of 39.92, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $26.46, making it a hold for now.

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients primarily for the agricultural industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

PBF Energy Inc. (PBF) fell -2.16% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.48 to finish the day at $21.71 with about 3.9M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.46M. The $2.28B market cap company, which fluctuated between $21.1 and $22.15 during the day, currently situated 6.96% above its 52 week low of $20.57 and -46.18% away from its one year high of $41.75. The RSI of 45.69 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

PBF Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the refining and supply of petroleum products. It produces gasoline, ultra-low-sulfur diesel, heating oil, diesel fuel, jet fuel, lubricants, petrochemicals, and asphalt, as well as unbranded transportation fuels, petrochemical feedstocks, blending components, and other petroleum products. The company sells its products in Northeast and Midwest of the United States, as well as in other regions of the United States and Canada. PBF Energy Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Parsippany, New Jersey.

Target Corp. (TGT) saw its value increase by 0.92% as the stock gained $0.63 to finish the day at a closing price of $69.04. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $65.5-$84.14 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $68.48 to $69.21 during the day, are down by -4.07% in the past three months and down by -12.09% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.69% above its 20 day moving average and -2.4% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $74.41 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 49.31. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer. It offers household essentials, including pharmacy, beauty, personal care, baby care, cleaning, and paper products; music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods, and toys, as well as electronics, such as video game hardware and software; and apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants, and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, and shoes. The company also provides food and pet supplies comprising dry grocery, dairy, frozen food, beverages, candy, snacks, deli, bakery, meat, produce, and pet supplies; and home furnishings and décor, including furniture, lighting, kitchenware, small appliances, home décor, bed and bath, home improvement, and automotive products, as well as seasonal merchandise, such as patio furniture and holiday décor. In addition, it offers in-store amenities, including Target Café, Target Photo, Target Optical, Portrait Studio, Starbucks, and other food service offerings. Target Corporation sells products through its stores; and digital channels, including Target.com. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 1,792 stores in the United States. Target Corporation was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Traders Watch list: Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR), The Mosaic Company (MOS)

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) saw its value decrease by -0.15% as the stock dropped $-0.13 to finish the day at a closing price of $89.29. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $56.36-$89.87 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $88.71 to $89.66 during the day, are up by 16.52% in the past three months and up by 22.43% over the past six months. It is currently trading 6.43% above its 20 day moving average and 7.19% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $74.41 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 69.57.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. The company’s Construction Industries segment offers backhoe, small wheel, skid steer, multi-terrain, compact track, medium and compact wheel, and track-type loaders; mini, wheel, and track excavators; track-type tractors; and select work tools, motor graders, telehandlers, soil compactors, and pipelayers, as well as its related parts for the heavy and general construction, rental, mining and quarry, and aggregates markets. Its Resource Industries segment provides electric rope and hydraulic shovels; draglines; drills; highwall and longwall miners; hard rock vehicles; articulated, large mining, and off-highway trucks; large wheel loaders; wheel tractor scrapers; wheel dozers; machinery components; hard rock continuous mining systems; electronics and control systems; and select work tools for use in mining and quarry applications. The company’s Energy & Transportation segment offers reciprocating engines, generator sets, marine propulsion systems, gas turbines and turbine-related services, diesel-electric locomotives, and other rail-related products and services. Its Financial Products segment provides retail and wholesale financing for Caterpillar equipment, machinery, and engines; offers property, casualty, life, accident, and health insurance; insurance brokerage services; and purchases short-term trade receivables. The company’s All Other segments remanufactures Cat engines and components, and provides remanufacturing services for other companies; offers business strategy, and development, management, manufacturing, marketing, and support primarily for paving, forestry, industrial, waste, and Cat products. The company was formerly known as Caterpillar Tractor Co. and changed its name to Caterpillar Inc. in 1986. The company was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Peoria, Illinois.

Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) shares were down in last trading by -1.77% to $29.91. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.38% over the past week and grew 7.4% in the past month. It is currently trading 7.37% above its 50 day moving average and 15.56% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -18.53% decrease in value from its one year high of $37.48. The RSI indicator value of 57.54, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Murphy Oil Corporation operates as an oil and gas exploration and production company worldwide. It explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The company was formerly known as Murphy Corporation and changed its name to Murphy Oil Corporation in 1964. Murphy Oil Corporation was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in El Dorado, Arkansas.

The Mosaic Company (MOS) traded within a range of $24.59 to $25.2 after opening the day at $25.05. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -7.14% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.88% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $24.85 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -30.06% below its 52 week high of $36.95 and 16.35% above its 12-month low of $22.02. The shares are down by over -1.55% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 41.51 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients primarily for the agricultural industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.