Stocks To Track: Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), AT&T Inc. (T), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)

Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) climbed 0.23% during last trading as the stock added $0.13 to finish the day at $56.86 with about 12.27M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 24.89M. The $285.76B market cap company, which fluctuated between $56.66 and $57.04 during the day, currently situated 32.54% above its 52 week low of $43.55 and -1.33% away from its one year high of $58.02. The RSI of 57.66 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

AT&T Inc. (T) gained $0.07 to close the day at a new closing price of $41.38, a 0.17% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 20.79% above its 52 week low of $36.1. A total of 12.13M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 21.72M. The stock, which fluctuated between $41.2 and $41.43 during the day, currently situated -2.72% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 1.9% in the past one month and up by 11.81% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $42.24 and RSI of 51.05, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications and digital entertainment services. The company operates through four segments: Business Solutions, Entertainment Group, Consumer Mobility, and International. The Business Solutions segment offers wireless, fixed strategic, legacy voice and data, and wireless equipment services to business, governmental, and wholesale customers, as well as individual subscribers. The Entertainment Group segment provides video entertainment and audio programming channels to approximately 25.4 million subscribers; broadband and Internet services to 12.4 million residential subscribers; local and long-distance voice services to residential customers, as well as DSL Internet access services; and voice services over IP-based technology, and technical support and other customer service functions and equipment. The Consumer Mobility segment offers wireless services to consumers, and wireless wholesale and resale subscribers, such as long-distance and roaming services. This segment provides postpaid and prepaid wireless voice and data communications services; consulting, advertising, and application and co-location services; and sells a variety of handsets, wirelessly enabled computers, and personal computer wireless data cards through company-owned stores, agents, or third-party retail stores, as well as accessories, such as carrying cases and hands-free devices. The International segment offers video entertainment services to residential customers in Latin America, as well as wireless data and voice communication services in Mexico. This segment provides digital television services under the DIRECTV and SKY brands; postpaid and prepaid wireless services to approximately 8.7 million subscribers under the AT&T, Iusacell, Unefon, and Nextel Mexico brands; and sells a range of handsets. The company was formerly known as SBC Communications Inc. and changed its name to AT&T Inc. in November 2005. AT&T Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) had a light trading with around 11.99M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 13.53M. The stock traded between $16.05 and $16.4 before closing at the price of $16.19 with 0.87% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77056 based company is currently trading 152.81% above its 52 week low of $6.52 and -16.03% below its 52 week high of $19.28. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 37.26 and $20.46 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks To Track: The Walt Disney Company (DIS), HP Inc. (HPQ), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) fell 0% during last trading as the stock lost $0 to finish the day at $109 with about 13.61M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.35M. The $173.12B market cap company, which fluctuated between $108.98 and $111.42 during the day, currently situated 28.28% above its 52 week low of $86.96 and -2.67% away from its one year high of $111.99. The RSI of 54.77 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

HP Inc. (HPQ) gained $0.08 to close the day at a new closing price of $15.51, a 0.52% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 80.76% above its 52 week low of $8.91. A total of 13.2M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 11.84M. The stock, which fluctuated between $15.39 and $15.64 during the day, currently situated -3.74% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 5.65% in the past one month and up by 3.93% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $16.07 and RSI of 60.07, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

HP Inc. provides products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as to the government, health, and education sectors worldwide. It operates through Personal Systems and Printing segments. The Personal Systems segment offers commercial personal computers (PCs), consumer PCs, workstations, thin clients, commercial tablets and mobility devices, retail point-of-sale systems, displays and other related accessories, software, support, and services for the commercial and consumer markets. The Printing segment provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, media, solutions, and services, as well as scanning devices; and laserjet and enterprise, inkjet and printing, graphics, and 3D printing solutions. The company was formerly known as Hewlett-Packard Company and changed its name to HP Inc. in October 2015. HP Inc. was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) had a light trading with around 13.18M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 13.72M. The stock traded between $15.63 and $16.24 before closing at the price of $15.88 with -0.94% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77056 based company is currently trading 147.97% above its 52 week low of $6.52 and -17.63% below its 52 week high of $19.28. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 32.26 and $20.46 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Visa Inc. (V), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), CVS Health Corporation (CVS)

Visa Inc. (V) saw its value decrease by -0.29% as the stock dropped $-0.25 to finish the day at a closing price of $85.83. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $66.12-$86.82 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $85.51 to $86.1 during the day, are up by 6.65% in the past three months and up by 7.51% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.06% above its 20 day moving average and 7.1% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $95.48 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 71.94.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

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

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) shares were down in last trading by -4.12% to $16.52. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.06% over the past week and fell -9.13% in the past month. It is currently trading -6.25% below its 50 day moving average and 9.19% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -14.32% decrease in value from its one year high of $19.28. The RSI indicator value of 38.1, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

CVS Health Corporation (CVS) traded within a range of $75.53 to $76.82 after opening the day at $75.6. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -3.02% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.81% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $76.07 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -27.58% below its 52 week high of $106.67 and 10.43% above its 12-month low of $69.3. The shares are down by over -6.18% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 37.12 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

CVS Health Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services. It operates through Pharmacy Services and Retail/LTC segments. The Pharmacy Services segment offers pharmacy benefit management solutions, such as plan design and administration, formulary management, Medicare Part D services, mail order and specialty pharmacy services, retail pharmacy network management services, prescription management systems, clinical services, disease management programs, and medical pharmacy management services. This segment serves employers, insurance companies, unions, government employee groups, health plans, managed Medicaid plans and plans offered on public and private exchanges, other sponsors of health benefit plans, and individuals under the CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services, Caremark, CVS Caremark, CarePlus CVS Pharmacy, CVS Specialty, Accordant, SilverScript, NovoLogix, Coram, Navarro Health Services, and Advanced Care Scripts names. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 24 retail specialty pharmacy stores, 11 specialty mail order pharmacies and 5 mail order dispensing pharmacies, and 83 branches for infusion and enteral services. The Retail/LTC segment sells prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, beauty products and cosmetics, personal care products, convenience foods, seasonal merchandise, and greeting cards, as well as provides photo finishing services. It operates 9,655 retail stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Brazil primarily under the CVS Pharmacy, CVS, Longs Drugs, Navarro Discount Pharmacy, and Drogaria Onofre names; online retail pharmacy Websites; and 32 onsite pharmacy stores, long-term care pharmacy operations, and retail health care clinics. The company was formerly known as CVS Caremark Corporation and changed its name to CVS Health Corporation in September 2014. CVS Health Corporation was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: The Coca-Cola Company (KO), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY)

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) traded within a range of $41.25 to $41.49 after opening the day at $41.41. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.14% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.34% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $41.4 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -10.01% below its 52 week high of $47.13 and 3.81% above its 12-month low of $39.88. The shares are down by over -0.88% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 51.52 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures and distributes various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. Its sparkling beverages include nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages with carbonation, such as carbonated energy drinks, and carbonated waters and flavored waters. The company’s still beverages comprise nonalcoholic beverages without carbonation, including noncarbonated waters, flavored and enhanced waters, noncarbonated energy drinks, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, and sports drinks. It also provides flavoring ingredients, sweeteners, beverage ingredients, and fountain syrups, as well as powders for purified water products. The Coca-Cola Company sells its products primarily under the Coca-Cola, Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Minute Maid, Georgia, Powerade, Del Valle, Schweppes, Aquarius, Minute Maid Pulpy, Dasani, Simply, Glacéau Vitaminwater, Bonaqua/Bonaqa, Gold Peak, FUZE TEA, Glacéau Smartwater, and Ice Dew brand names. The company offers its beverage products through a network of company-owned or controlled bottling and distribution operators, as well as through independent bottling partners, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers. The Coca-Cola Company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.54% or $0.09 to close the day at $16.68 on active trading volume of 9.23M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 14.74M. The Houston Texas 77056 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 80.28%, compared to the industry which has advanced 38.19% over the same period. With RSI of 36.72, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $20.36, making it a hold for now.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) gained $0.54 to close the day at a new closing price of $22.14, a 2.5% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 49.19% above its 52 week low of $14.84. A total of 9.08M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.47M. The stock, which fluctuated between $21.38 and $22.21 during the day, currently situated 1.72% above its 52 week high. The stock is up by 15.13% in the past one month and up by 24.66% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $24.89 and RSI of 77.61, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Ally Financial Inc., a diversified financial services company, provides a range of financial products and services primarily to automotive dealers and their retail customers in the United States. It offers dealer financial services, including a range of financial services and insurance products to automotive dealers and retail customers. The company also provides automotive finance services for dealers, such as new and used vehicle inventory financing; inventory insurance; term loans, including real estate and working capital loans; and vehicle remarketing services, as well as vehicle service contracts (VCSs) and guaranteed automobile protection (GAP) products. In addition, it offers retail automotive financing for new and used vehicles, and leasing for new vehicles; consumer finance protection and insurance products, such as VSCs, maintenance coverage, and GAP products; commercial insurance products; and senior secured commercial-lending products. Further, the company, through its subsidiary, Ally Bank provides savings and money market accounts, certificates of deposit, interest-bearing checking accounts, trust accounts, and individual retirement accounts; and online and mobile banking, electronic bill pay, remote deposit, and electronic funds transfer. It also engages in the management of held-for-investment mortgage loan portfolio that includes the execution of bulk purchases of jumbo and low-to-moderate income mortgage loans originated by third parties. The company was formerly known as GMAC Inc. and changed its name to Ally Financial Inc. in May 2010. Ally Financial Inc. was founded in 1919 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

 

Stocks on the Move: Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL), Micron Technology, Inc. (MU), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)

Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.61% or $0.24 to close the day at $39.76 on light trading volume of 4.18M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.31M. The Houston Texas 77070 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 27.09%, compared to the industry which has advanced 40.33% over the same period. With RSI of 55.76, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $46.91, making it a hold for now.

Noble Energy, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids worldwide. Its principal projects are located in DJ Basin, Marcellus Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, and Permian Basin, the United States; deepwater Gulf of Mexico; offshore Eastern Mediterranean; and offshore West Africa. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 1,421 million barrels oil equivalent of total proved reserves. Noble Energy, Inc. was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) fell -0.29% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.07 to finish the day at $24.11 with about 22.69M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 25.93M. The $26.59B market cap company, which fluctuated between $23.68 and $24.15 during the day, currently situated 157.86% above its 52 week low of $9.35 and -0.54% away from its one year high of $24.24. The RSI of 67.77 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Micron Technology, Inc. provides semiconductor systems worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Compute and Networking Business Unit, Storage Business Unit, Mobile Business Unit, and Embedded Business Unit. It offers DDR3 and DDR4 DRAM products for computers, servers, networking devices, communications equipment, consumer electronics, automotive, and industrial applications; mobile low-power DRAM products for smartphones, tablets, automotive, laptop computers, and other mobile consumer device applications; DDR2 and DDR DRAM, GDDR5 and GDDR5X DRAM, SDRAM, and RLDRAM products for networking devices, servers, consumer electronics, communications equipment, computer peripherals, automotive and industrial applications, and computer memory upgrades; and hybrid memory cube semiconductor memory devices for use in networking and computing applications. The company also provides NAND Flash products, which are electrically re-writeable, non-volatile semiconductor memory devices; client solid-state drives (SSDs) for notebooks, desktops, workstations, and other consumer applications; enterprise SSDs for server and storage applications; managed multi-chip package products; digital media products, including flash memory cards and JumpDrive products under the Lexar brand name. In addition, it manufactures products that are sold under other brand names; and resells flash memory products that are purchased from other NAND Flash suppliers. Further, the company provides 3D XPoint memory products; and NOR Flash, which are electrically re-writeable and semiconductor memory devices for automotive, industrial, connected home, and consumer applications. It markets its products to original equipment manufacturers and retailers through its internal sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors; and through a Web-based customer direct sales channel, and channel and distribution partners. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) saw its value increase by 1.33% as the stock gained $0.22 to finish the day at a closing price of $16.75. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $6.52-$19.28 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $16.28 to $16.75 during the day, are up by 22.5% in the past three months and up by 30.52% over the past six months. It is currently trading -4.52% below its 20 day moving average and -4.49% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $20.36 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 36.98. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), Symantec Corporation (SYMC)

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) managed to rebound with the stock declining -1.92% or $-0.34 to close the day at $17.41 on higher than average trading volume of 6.44M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 15.2M. The Houston Texas 77056 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas companies by 22.5206% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 0.58% YTD, versus the independent oil & gas industry which is down -0.4% for the same period. The RSI of 50.56 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) had a active trading with around 6.37M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.86M. The stock traded between $97.5 and $99.46 before closing at the price of $98.99 with 1.82% change on the day. The Peoria Illinois 61630 based company is currently trading 78.65% above its 52 week low of $59.8 and 0.01% above its 52 week high of $99.46. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 68.57 and $90.7 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

Symantec Corporation (SYMC) traded within a range of $27.13 to $27.41 after opening the day at $27.29. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 14.48% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.51% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $27.35 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -1.01% below its 52 week high of $27.63 and 87.23% above its 12-month low of $16.14. The shares are up by over 9.61% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 79.51 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Symantec Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides cybersecurity solutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Consumer Security and Enterprise Security. The Consumer Security segment offers Norton-branded services that provide multi-layer security and identity protection on desktop and mobile operating systems to defend against online threats to individuals, families, and small businesses. Its Norton Security products help customers protect against complex threats and address the need for identity protection, while also managing mobile and digital data, such as personal financial records, photos, music, and videos. The Enterprise Security segment provides threat protection products, information protection products, cyber security services, and Website security offerings. Its products protect customer data from threats, such as advanced protection threats, malicious spam and phishing attacks, malware, drive-by Website infections, hackers, and cyber criminals; prevent the loss of confidential data by insiders; and help customers achieve and maintain compliance with laws and regulations. This segment delivers its solutions through various methods, such as software, appliance, software-as-a-service, and managed services. The company serves individuals, households, and small businesses; small, medium, and large enterprises; and government and public sector customers. It markets and sells its products and related services through direct sales force, e-commerce platforms, distributors, direct marketers, Internet-based resellers, system builders, Internet service providers, wireless carriers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, and retail and online stores. Symantec Corporation was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

 

Traders Watch list: Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) saw its value increase by 1.52% as the stock gained $0.75 to finish the day at a closing price of $50.19. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $32.6-$52.76 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $49.81 to $50.43 during the day, are up by 21.88% in the past three months and up by 29.9% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.27% above its 20 day moving average and 1.43% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $0 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 51.2.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Airline and Refinery. Its route network is centered around a system of hubs, international gateways, and airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Tokyo-Narita. The company sells its tickets through various distribution channels, including delta.com and mobile, telephone reservations, traditional brick and mortar, and online travel agencies. It also provides aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services; staffing, and professional security and training services, as well as aviation solutions to third parties; vacation packages to third-party consumers; and aircraft charters, and aircraft management and programs. As of February 3, 2016, the company operated a fleet of approximately 800 aircrafts. Delta Air Lines, Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) shares were down in last trading by -0.8% to $87.16. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.63% over the past week and grew 4% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.42% above its 50 day moving average and 4.42% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.99% decrease in value from its one year high of $90.33. The RSI indicator value of 66.61, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company’s Beauty segment offers hair care products comprising conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and antiperspirants and deodorants, personal cleansing, and skin care products. This segment markets its products under the Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, Rejoice, Old Spice, Safeguard, and SK-II brands. Its Grooming segment provides blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and other shave care products, as well as appliances under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, Prestobarba, and Venus brands. The company’s Health Care segment offers toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals/supplements, and other healthcare products under the Oral-B, Crest, Prilosec, Vicks, Metamucil, Pepto Bismol, and Align brands. Its Fabric & Home Care segment provides fabric care products, including fabric enhancers, laundry additives, and laundry detergents; and home care products comprising air care, dish care, P&G professional, and surface care products under the Tide, Ariel, Downy, Gain, Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer brands. The company’s Baby, Feminine & Family Care segment offers baby care products, such as baby wipes, diapers, and pants; adult incontinence and feminine care products; and family care products, such as paper towels, tissues, and toilet papers. This segment markets its products under the Pampers, Always, Bounty, Charmin, Luvs, and Tampax brands. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, baby stores, specialty beauty stores, e-commerce, high-frequency stores, and pharmacies. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) traded within a range of $17.67 to $17.88 after opening the day at $17.69. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 2.54% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.28% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $17.75 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -7.94% below its 52 week high of $19.28 and 177.17% above its 12-month low of $6.52. The shares are up by over 22.07% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 53.28 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Visa Inc. (V), Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)

Visa Inc. (V) saw its value increase by 1.31% as the stock gained $1.08 to finish the day at a closing price of $83.23. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $66.12-$83.96 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $81.85 to $83.49 during the day, are up by 1.28% in the past three months and up by 5.84% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.52% above its 20 day moving average and 4.5% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $94.55 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 69.17.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) shares were up in last trading by 1.48% to $39.1. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.39% over the past week and grew 5.96% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.93% above its 50 day moving average and -1.24% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -14.16% decrease in value from its one year high of $45.55. The RSI indicator value of 62.76, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. develops and publishes online, personal computer (PC), video game console, handheld, mobile, and tablet games. The company operates through two segments, Activision Publishing, Inc. and Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. The company develops, publishes, and sells interactive software products and content through retail channels or digital downloads; and downloadable content to a range of gamers. It also publishes subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing games; and strategy and role-playing games. In addition, the company maintains a proprietary online gaming service, Battle.net that facilitates the creation of user generated content, digital distribution, and online social connectivity in its games. Further, it engages in creating original film and television content; and provides warehousing, logistical, and sales distribution services to third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software, as well as manufacturers of interactive entertainment hardware products. The company serves retailers and distributors, including mass-market retailers, consumer electronics stores, discount warehouses, game specialty stores, and consumers through third-party distribution, licensing arrangements, and direct digital purchases in the United States, Canada, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China, and internationally. Activision Blizzard, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) traded within a range of $17.5 to $17.91 after opening the day at $17.55. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 2.25% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.61% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $17.7 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -8.2% below its 52 week high of $19.28 and 176.39% above its 12-month low of $6.52. The shares are up by over 21.31% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 52.71 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks Roundup: Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), Xerox Corporation (XRX)

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) retreated with the stock falling -0.45% or $-0.32 to close at $70.69 on light trading volume of 9.64M compared its three months average trading volume of 9.76M. The Foster City California 94404 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -21.24% down for the period and down by -1.28% so far this year. With price target of $95.01 and a 0.44% rebound from 52-week low, Gilead Sciences Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Gilead Sciences Inc., a research-based biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes medicines in areas of unmet medical needs in North America, South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The company’s products include Genvoya, Stribild, Complera/Eviplera, Atripla, Truvada, Viread, Emtriva, Tybost, and Vitekta for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adults; and Harvoni, Sovaldi, Viread, and Hepsera products for the treatment of liver diseases. It also offers Zydelig, a PI3K delta inhibitor, in combination with rituximab, for the treatment of certain blood cancers; Letairis, an endothelin receptor antagonist for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension; Ranexa, a tablet used for the treatment of chronic angina; Lexiscan/Rapiscan injection for use as a pharmacologic stress agent in radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging; Cayston, an inhaled antibiotic for the treatment of respiratory systems in cystic fibrosis patients; and Tamiflu, an oral antiviral capsule for the treatment and prevention of influenza A and B. In addition, the company provides other products, such as AmBisome, an antifungal agent to treat serious invasive fungal infections; and Macugen, an anti-angiogenic oligonucleotide to treat neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Further, it has product candidates in various stages of development for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and liver diseases, such as hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus; inflammation/oncology; serious cardiovascular; and respiratory conditions, as well as diabetic nephropathy and ebola. The company markets its products through its commercial teams and/or in conjunction with third-party distributors and corporate partners. Gilead Sciences Inc. has collaboration agreements with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Janssen R&D Ireland, Japan Tobacco Inc., and Galapagos NV. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Foster City, California.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) had a active trading with around 9.5M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 15.34M. The stock traded between $17.27 and $17.61 before closing at the price of $17.42 with -1.08% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77056 based company is currently trading 172.02% above its 52 week low of $6.52 and -9.65% below its 52 week high of $19.28. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $20.29 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Xerox Corporation (XRX) saw its value decrease by -0.72% as the stock dropped $-0.05 to finish the day at a closing price of $6.89. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $6.46-$11.39 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $6.86 to $6.99 during the day, are up by 9.66% in the past three months and up by 8.6% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.43% above its 20 day moving average and 8.98% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $8.74 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 59.92.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Xerox Corporation provides business process and document management solutions worldwide. Its Services segment offers business process outsourcing services, such as customer care, transaction processing, finance and accounting, human resources, communication and marketing, and consulting and analytics services, as well as services in the areas of healthcare, transportation, financial services, retail, and telecommunications areas. This segment also provides document outsourcing services comprising managed print services, including workflow automation and centralized print services. The company’s Document Technology segment offers desktop monochrome and color printers, multifunction printers, copiers, digital printing presses, and light production devices; and production printing and publishing systems for the graphic communications marketplace and large enterprises. Its Other segment sells paper, wide-format systems, global imaging systems network integration solutions, and electronic presentation systems. The company sells its products and services directly to its customers; and through its sales force, as well as through a network of independent agents, dealers, value-added resellers, systems integrators, and the Web. Xerox Corporation was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA), Morgan Stanley (MS)

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) climbed 1.97% during last trading as the stock added $0.34 to finish the day at $17.61 with about 11.18M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 15.37M. The $14.92B market cap company, which fluctuated between $17.42 and $17.75 during the day, currently situated 174.98% above its 52 week low of $6.52 and -8.66% away from its one year high of $19.28. The RSI of 52.64 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) dropped $-1.77 to close the day at a new closing price of $81.72, a -2.12% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 16.42% above its 52 week low of $71.5. A total of 11.01M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.42M. The stock, which fluctuated between $81.01 and $84.72 during the day, currently situated -7.14% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -5.04% in the past one month and up by 6.37% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $94.42 and RSI of 36.37, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company. It operates through three segments: Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International, and Pharmaceutical Wholesale. The Retail Pharmacy USA segment sells prescription drugs and an assortment of general merchandise, including non-prescription drugs, beauty products, photo finishing, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards, and convenience foods through its retail drugstores and convenient care clinics. It also provides specialty pharmacy services; and manages in-store clinics. As of August 31, 2016, this segment operated 8,175 retail stores under the Walgreens and Duane Reade brands in the United States; and 7 specialty pharmacies, as well as approximately 400 in-store clinic locations. The Retail Pharmacy International segment sells prescription drugs; and health, beauty, toiletry, and other consumer products through its pharmacy-led health and beauty stores, as well as through boots.com. It is also involved in optical practice and related contract manufacturing operations. This segment operated 4,673 retail stores under the Boots, Benavides, and Ahumada in the United Kingdom, Thailand, Norway, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, Mexico, and Chile; and 636 optical practices. The Pharmaceutical Wholesale segment engages in the wholesale and distribution of specialty and generic pharmaceuticals, health and beauty products, and home healthcare supplies and equipment, as well as provides related services to pharmacies and other healthcare providers. This segment operates in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, Spain, the Netherlands, Egypt, Norway, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. was founded in 1901 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.

Morgan Stanley (MS) had a light trading with around 10.78M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 12.23M. The stock traded between $42.35 and $42.87 before closing at the price of $42.59 with 0.33% change on the day. The New York New York 10036 based company is currently trading 104.99% above its 52 week low of $21.16 and -4.51% below its 52 week high of $44.6. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 49.39 and $46.37 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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