Eye Catching Stocks: Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD), Halliburton Company (HAL), Morgan Stanley (MS)

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.73% or $0.51 to close the day at $70.31 on active trading volume of 10.94M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.57M. The Foster City California 94404 based company has been underperforming the biotechnology group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -19.16%, compared to the industry which has advanced 0.84% over the same period. With RSI of 48.38, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $84.27, making it a hold for now.

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.

Halliburton Company (HAL) fell -2.62% during last trading as the stock lost $-1.46 to finish the day at $54.31 with about 10.91M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.14M. The $47.54B market cap company, which fluctuated between $54.26 and $56 during the day, currently situated 88.77% above its 52 week low of $30.84 and -7.6% away from its one year high of $58.78. The RSI of 41.8 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products to the upstream oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company’s Completion and Production segment offers production enhancement services, including stimulation and sand control services; and cementing services, such as bonding the well, well casing, and casing equipment. It also provides completion tools that offer downhole solutions and services, including well completion products and services, intelligent well completions, liner hanger systems, sand control systems, and service tools; pressure control services comprising coiled tubing, hydraulic workover units, and downhole tools; and pipeline and process services, such as pre-commissioning and maintenance, subsea pipeline, conventional pipeline, and process services. In addition, this segment offers oilfield production and completion chemicals and services; electrical submersible pumps and progressive cavity pumps; and installation, maintenance, repair, and testing services. The company’s Drilling and Evaluation segment provides drilling fluid systems, performance additives, completion fluids, solids control, specialized testing equipment, and waste management services; and drilling systems and services. It also offers wireline and perforating services, including open-hole logging, and cased-hole and slickline services; and drill bits and services comprising roller cone rock bits, fixed cutter bits, hole enlargement, and related downhole tools and services, as well as coring equipment and services. In addition, this segment offers integrated exploration, drilling, and production software, as well as related professional and data management services; testing and subsea services, such as acquisition and analysis of reservoir information and optimization solutions; and oilfield project management and integrated solutions. Halliburton Company was founded in 1919 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Morgan Stanley (MS) saw its value decrease by -0.82% as the stock dropped $-0.38 to finish the day at a closing price of $46.11. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $22.68-$46.75 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $45.8 to $46.5 during the day, are up by 15.8% in the past three months and up by 53.43% over the past six months. It is currently trading 5.31% above its 20 day moving average and 6.74% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $47.38 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 63.68. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Trader Alert: Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI), NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA), Morgan Stanley (MS)

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) grew with the stock adding 1.31% or $0.29 to close at $22.41 on light trading volume of 11.4M compared its three months average trading volume of 13.18M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 57.21% up for the period and up by 8.82% so far this year. With price target of $25.5 and a 73.22% rebound from 52-week low, Kinder Morgan, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company in North America. It operates through Natural Gas Pipelines, CO2, Terminals, Products Pipelines, Kinder Morgan Canada, and Other segments. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment owns and operates interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline and storage systems; natural gas and crude oil gathering systems, and natural gas processing and treating facilities; natural gas liquids fractionation facilities and transportation systems; and liquefied natural gas facilities. The CO2 segment produces, transports, and markets CO2 for use in enhanced oil recovery projects; and owns interests in oil-producing fields, gas processing plants, and crude oil pipelines in the Permian Basin region of West Texas. The Terminals segment owns and operates liquids and bulk terminals that transload and store refined petroleum products, crude oil, and condensate, as well as bulk products, including coal, petroleum coke, cement, alumina, salt, and other bulk chemicals; and owns and operates tankers. The Products Pipelines segment owns and operates refined petroleum products, and crude oil and condensate pipelines; and associated product terminals and petroleum pipeline transmix facilities. The Kinder Morgan Canada segment owns and operates Trans Mountain pipeline system that transports crude oil and refined petroleum products from Edmonton, Alberta, and Canada to marketing terminals and refineries in British Columbia, Canada, and Washington; and jet fuel aviation turbine fuel pipeline that serves the Vancouver (Canada) International Airport. The Other segment includes various physical natural gas contracts with power plants. Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns interests in or operates approximately 84,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. The company was formerly known as Kinder Morgan Holdco LLC and changed its name to Kinder Morgan, Inc. in February 2011. Kinder Morgan, Inc. was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) dropped $-0.52 to close the day at a new closing price of $118.61, a -0.44% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 383.84% above its 52 week low of $24.75. A total of 11.22M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 18.15M. The stock, which fluctuated between $116.38 and $119.31 during the day, currently situated -1.91% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 10.56% in the past one month and up by 66.67% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $100 and RSI of 69.37, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

NVIDIA Corporation operates as a visual computing company worldwide. It operates in two segments, GPU and Tegra Processor. The GPU segment offers processors, which include GeForce for PC gaming; Quadro for design professionals working in computer-aided design, video editing, special effects, and other creative applications; Tesla for deep learning, accelerated computing, and general purpose computing; and GRID for cloud-based streaming on gaming devices. The Tegra Processor segment provides processors that integrate a computer onto a single chip under the Tegra brand name; DRIVE automotive computers, which offer supercomputing capabilities; and tablet and portable devices for mobile gaming under the SHIELD name. The company’s products are used in gaming, professional visualization, datacenter, and automotive markets. It sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, system builders, motherboard manufacturers, add-in board manufacturers, and retailers/distributors. The company has a collaboration with ZENRIN to develop a cloud-to-car HD map solution for self-driving cars. NVIDIA Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Morgan Stanley (MS) shares were down in last trading by -2.14% to $43.91. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.83% over the past week and grew 3.28% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.84% above its 50 day moving average and 33.56% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.49% decrease in value from its one year high of $45.03. The RSI indicator value of 53.85, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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.

 

Momentum Stocks: Hasbro, Inc. (HAS), Morgan Stanley (MS), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)

Hasbro, Inc. (HAS) grew with the stock adding 14.14% or $11.68 to close at $94.31 on active trading volume of 12.32M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.39M. The Pawtucket Rhode Island 02861 based company operating under the Toys & Games industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 30.44% up for the period and up by 21.99% so far this year. With price target of $86 and a 40.9% rebound from 52-week low, Hasbro, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Hasbro, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides children’s and family leisure time products and services worldwide. It operates through U.S. and Canada, International, Entertainment and Licensing, and Global Operations segments. The company’s product offerings include various toys comprising boys’ action figures, arts and crafts, creative play products, girls’ toys, electronic toys and related electronic interactive products, fashion and other dolls, infant products, play sets, preschool toys, plush products, sports action blasters and accessories, and vehicles and toy-related specialty products. It also offers games comprising face to face, board, off-the-board, digital, card, electronic, trading card, role-playing games, puzzles, and others. The company’s franchise brands include LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH, and TRANSFORMERS; challenger brands comprise BABY ALIVE, FURBY, FURREAL FRIENDS, KRE-O, PLAYSKOOL, and PLAYSKOOL HEROES; and gaming mega brands primarily consists of CONNECT 4, ELEFUN & FRIENDS, JENGA, THE GAME OF LIFE, OPERATION, SCRABBLE, TRIVIAL PURSUIT, and TWISTER. In addition, it produces television programming primarily based on its brands, as well as distributes such programming. Further, the company distributes television programming to broadcasters and cable networks, as well as on various digital platforms, such as Netflix and iTunes. Additionally, it develops games for tablets and mobile devices comprising DRAGONVALE; and is involved in the consumer products licensing, digital gaming, and movie entertainment operations. Hasbro, Inc. sells its products to wholesalers, distributors, chain stores, discount stores, drug stores, mail order houses, catalog stores, department stores, and other traditional retailers, as well as Internet-based e-tailers. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Morgan Stanley (MS) had a light trading with around 12.31M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 12.56M. The stock traded between $44.14 and $45.03 before closing at the price of $44.63 with 0.45% change on the day. The New York New York 10036 based company is currently trading 115.79% above its 52 week low of $21.16 and 0.07% above its 52 week high of $45.03. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $47.19 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise 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.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) saw its value decrease by -0.47% as the stock dropped $-0.41 to finish the day at a closing price of $86.77. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $52.5-$88.17 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $86.61 to $87.45 during the day, are up by 27.6% in the past three months and up by 32.56% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.56% above its 20 day moving average and 2.85% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $88.93 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 57.2.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

Eye Catching Stocks: Abbott Laboratories (ABT), General Motors Company (GM), Morgan Stanley (MS)

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.99% or $0.42 to close the day at $42.75 on light trading volume of 11.84M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.26M. The Abbott Park Illinois 60064 based company has been outperforming the medical appliances & equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 15.29%, compared to the industry which has advanced 15.36% over the same period. With RSI of 81.5, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $46.85, making it a 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 to 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. 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. In addition, it develops cardiovascular medical devices. It serves retailers, wholesalers, hospitals, health care facilities, laboratories, physicians’ offices, and government agencies. The company has strategic alliance with Fonterra. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Abbott Park, Illinois.

General Motors Company (GM) fell -1.13% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.41 to finish the day at $35.73 with about 11.72M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 14.64M. The $54.46B market cap company, which fluctuated between $35.47 and $36.14 during the day, currently situated 40.43% above its 52 week low of $26.69 and -6.9% away from its one year high of $38.38. The RSI of 43.81 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

General Motors Company designs, builds, and sells cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide. The company operates through GM North America, GM Europe, GM International Operations, GM South America, and GM Financial segments. It markets its vehicles primarily under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Opel, Holden, Vauxhall, Baojun, Jiefang, and Wuling brand names. The company also sells cars and trucks to dealers for consumer retail sales, as well as to fleet customers, including daily rental car companies, commercial fleet customers, leasing companies, and governments. In addition, it offers connected safety, security and mobility solutions, and information technology services. The company, through its subsidiary, General Motors Financial Company, Inc., provides automotive financing services. General Motors Company was founded in 1897 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

Morgan Stanley (MS) saw its value decrease by -1.33% as the stock dropped $-0.57 to finish the day at a closing price of $42.13. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $21.16-$44.6 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $41.83 to $42.51 during the day, are up by 26.87% in the past three months and up by 49.81% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.91% below its 20 day moving average and -0.67% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $47.19 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 45.8. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

 

Investor’s Watch List: Morgan Stanley (MS), Apple Inc. (AAPL), Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

Morgan Stanley (MS) had a light trading with around 10.79M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 12.34M. The stock traded between $42.32 and $43.37 before closing at the price of $42.49 with -1.46% change on the day. The New York New York 10036 based company is currently trading 105.44% above its 52 week low of $21.16 and -4.3% below its 52 week high of $44.6. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 48.51 and $47.19 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.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.23% or $-0.28 to close the day at $121.35 on active trading volume of 45.76M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 30.09M. The Cupertino California 95014 based company has been outperforming the electronic equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 28.64%, compared to the industry which has advanced 28.42% over the same period. With RSI of 71.92, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $133.4, making it a hold for now.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers. The company also provides iLife, a consumer-oriented digital lifestyle software application suite; iWork, an integrated productivity suite that helps users create, present, and publish documents, presentations, and spreadsheets; and other application software, such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro. In addition, it offers Apple TV that connects to consumers’ TV and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming high definition video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; Apple Watch, a personal electronic device; and iPod, a line of portable digital music and media players. Further, the company sells Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible, and iOS-compatible accessories, such as headphones, displays, storage devices, Beats products, and other connectivity and computing products and supplies. Additionally, it offers iCloud, a cloud service; AppleCare that offers support options for its customers; and Apple Pay, a mobile payment service. The company sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, iBooks Store, and Apple Music. It also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) shares were down in last trading by -0.36% to $30.72. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.39% over the past week and grew 1.72% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.17% above its 50 day moving average and 4.24% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.84% decrease in value from its one year high of $31.95. The RSI indicator value of 61.26, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. It provides switching products, including fixed-configuration and modular switches, and storage products that provide connectivity to end users, workstations, IP phones, wireless access points, and servers; and next-generation network routing products that interconnect public and private wireline and mobile networks for mobile, data, voice, and video applications. The company also offers service provider video infrastructure, including set-top boxes, cable/telecommunications access products, and cable modems; and video software and solutions. In addition, it provides collaboration products comprising unified communications products, conferencing products, collaboration endpoints, and business messaging products; data center products, such as blade and rack servers, modular servers, fabric interconnects, software, and server access virtualization solutions; security products, including network and data center security, advanced threat protection, Web and email security, access and policy, unified threat management, and advisory, integration, and managed services; and other products, such as emerging technologies and other networking products. Further, the company offers wireless products consisting of wireless access points; network managed services; and standalone, switch-converged, and cloud managed solutions. Additionally, it provides technical support services and advanced services. The company serves businesses of various sizes, public institutions, governments, and communications service providers. Cisco Systems, Inc. sells its products directly, as well as through channel partners, such as systems integrators, service providers, other resellers, and distributors. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

 

Stocks To Track: Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD), Morgan Stanley (MS), Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) climbed 2.36% during last trading as the stock added $1.66 to finish the day at $71.91 with about 14.03M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.84M. The $95.49B market cap company, which fluctuated between $70.72 and $72.34 during the day, currently situated 3.05% above its 52 week low of $69.78 and -28.98% away from its one year high of $103.1. The RSI of 43.68 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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.

Morgan Stanley (MS) gained $1.13 to close the day at a new closing price of $43.86, a 2.64% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 111.11% above its 52 week low of $21.16. A total of 13.92M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 12.25M. The stock, which fluctuated between $42.96 and $43.9 during the day, currently situated -1.66% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.5% in the past one month and up by 32.18% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $46.37 and RSI of 57.73, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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.

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) had a active trading with around 13.74M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.53M. The stock traded between $60.76 and $61.38 before closing at the price of $61.08 with -0.21% change on the day. The Kenilworth New Jersey 07033 based company is currently trading 31.44% above its 52 week low of $47.97 and -5.98% below its 52 week high of $65.46. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 50.44 and $68.21 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

 

Stocks Roundup: Xerox Corporation (XRX), Morgan Stanley (MS), Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI)

Xerox Corporation (XRX) grew with the stock adding 0.73% or $0.05 to close at $6.94 on light trading volume of 12.15M compared its three months average trading volume of 12.59M. The Norwalk Connecticut 06856 based company operating under the Information Technology Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 19.59% up for the period and up by 20.7% so far this year. With price target of $8.74 and a 27.58% rebound from 52-week low, Xerox Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Morgan Stanley (MS) had a light trading with around 12.13M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 12.2M. The stock traded between $42.03 and $43.13 before closing at the price of $42.73 with 1.84% change on the day. The New York New York 10036 based company is currently trading 105.67% above its 52 week low of $21.16 and -4.19% below its 52 week high of $44.6. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $46.37 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise 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.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) saw its value increase by 2.17% as the stock gained $0.48 to finish the day at a closing price of $22.62. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $13.26-$23.36 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $22.18 to $22.73 during the day, are up by 7.8% in the past three months and up by 9.77% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.21% above its 20 day moving average and 5.2% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $25.33 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 62.63.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company in North America. It operates through Natural Gas Pipelines, CO2, Terminals, Products Pipelines, Kinder Morgan Canada, and Other segments. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment owns and operates interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline and storage systems; natural gas and crude oil gathering systems, and natural gas processing and treating facilities; natural gas liquids fractionation facilities and transportation systems; and liquefied natural gas facilities. The CO2 segment produces, transports, and markets CO2 for use in enhanced oil recovery projects; and owns interests in oil-producing fields, gas processing plants, and crude oil pipelines in the Permian Basin region of West Texas. The Terminals segment owns and operates liquids and bulk terminals that transload and store refined petroleum products, crude oil, and condensate, as well as bulk products, including coal, petroleum coke, cement, alumina, salt, and other bulk chemicals; and owns and operates tankers. The Products Pipelines segment owns and operates refined petroleum products, and crude oil and condensate pipelines; and associated product terminals and petroleum pipeline transmix facilities. The Kinder Morgan Canada segment owns and operates Trans Mountain pipeline system that transports crude oil and refined petroleum products from Edmonton, Alberta, and Canada to marketing terminals and refineries in British Columbia, Canada, and Washington; and jet fuel aviation turbine fuel pipeline that serves the Vancouver (Canada) International Airport. The Other segment includes various physical natural gas contracts with power plants. Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns interests in or operates approximately 84,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. The company was formerly known as Kinder Morgan Holdco LLC and changed its name to Kinder Morgan, Inc. in February 2011. Kinder Morgan, Inc. was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI), Morgan Stanley (MS), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) saw its value decrease by -1.56% as the stock dropped $-0.35 to finish the day at a closing price of $22.14. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $13.26-$23.36 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $22.08 to $22.59 during the day, are up by 5.11% in the past three months and up by 5.61% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.22% above its 20 day moving average and 3.13% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $25.33 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 55.5.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company in North America. It operates through Natural Gas Pipelines, CO2, Terminals, Products Pipelines, Kinder Morgan Canada, and Other segments. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment owns and operates interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline and storage systems; natural gas and crude oil gathering systems, and natural gas processing and treating facilities; natural gas liquids fractionation facilities and transportation systems; and liquefied natural gas facilities. The CO2 segment produces, transports, and markets CO2 for use in enhanced oil recovery projects; and owns interests in oil-producing fields, gas processing plants, and crude oil pipelines in the Permian Basin region of West Texas. The Terminals segment owns and operates liquids and bulk terminals that transload and store refined petroleum products, crude oil, and condensate, as well as bulk products, including coal, petroleum coke, cement, alumina, salt, and other bulk chemicals; and owns and operates tankers. The Products Pipelines segment owns and operates refined petroleum products, and crude oil and condensate pipelines; and associated product terminals and petroleum pipeline transmix facilities. The Kinder Morgan Canada segment owns and operates Trans Mountain pipeline system that transports crude oil and refined petroleum products from Edmonton, Alberta, and Canada to marketing terminals and refineries in British Columbia, Canada, and Washington; and jet fuel aviation turbine fuel pipeline that serves the Vancouver (Canada) International Airport. The Other segment includes various physical natural gas contracts with power plants. Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns interests in or operates approximately 84,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. The company was formerly known as Kinder Morgan Holdco LLC and changed its name to Kinder Morgan, Inc. in February 2011. Kinder Morgan, Inc. was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Morgan Stanley (MS) shares were down in last trading by -1.48% to $41.96. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -4.22% over the past week and fell -3.54% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.35% above its 50 day moving average and 31.41% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -5.92% decrease in value from its one year high of $44.6. The RSI indicator value of 45.04, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) traded within a range of $83.21 to $84 after opening the day at $83.3. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -2.45% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.05% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $83.71 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -5.06% below its 52 week high of $88.17 and 63.96% above its 12-month low of $52.5. The shares are up by over 23.31% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 46.2 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

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.