Stocks in Review: United States Steel Corporation (X), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

United States Steel Corporation (X) traded within a range of $32.59 to $34.2 after opening the day at $33.9. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.58% so far this year. The stock was down close to -6.76% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $32.82 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -16.15% below its 52 week high of $39.14 and 440.87% above its 12-month low of $6.15. The shares are up by over 88% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 46.25 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

United States Steel Corporation produces and sells flat-rolled and tubular steel products in North America and Europe. It operates through three segments: Flat-Rolled Products (Flat-Rolled), U. S. Steel Europe (USSE), and Tubular Products (Tubular). The Flat-Rolled segment offers slabs, rounds, strip mill plates, sheets, and tin mill products. This segment serves customers in the automotive, consumer and the combined industrial, service center, and mining commercial markets. The USSE segment provides slabs, sheets, strip mill plates, tin mill products, and spiral welded pipes, as well as heating radiators and refractory ceramic materials. This segment serves customers in the construction, service center, conversion, container, transportation, appliance and electrical, oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The Tubular segment offers seamless and electric resistance welded steel casing and tubing; and standard and line pipe and mechanical tubing products primarily to customers in the oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The company also provides railroad services; and owns, develops, and manages various real estate assets. United States Steel Corporation was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.96% or $-0.84 to close the day at $86.24 on active trading volume of 21.27M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 17.41M. The New York New York 10017 based company has been outperforming the money center banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 54.66%, compared to the industry which has advanced 7.41% over the same period. With RSI of 61.14, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $84.62, making it a hold for now.

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.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) dropped $-0.58 to close the day at a new closing price of $62.61, a -0.92% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 33.49% above its 52 week low of $48.03. A total of 20.9M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 27.58M. The stock, which fluctuated between $61.95 and $63.4 during the day, currently situated -2.32% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.71% in the past one month and up by 10.37% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $65.5 and RSI of 54.68, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Microsoft Corporation, a technology company, develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype, as well as related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products. The company’s More Personal Computing segment comprises Windows OEM, volume, and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system, as well as patent licensing, Windows Embedded, MSN display advertising, and Windows Phone licensing system; devices, including Microsoft Surface, phones, and PC accessories; and search advertising, including Bing and Bing Ads. This segment also provides gaming platforms, including Xbox hardware, Xbox Live, video games, and third-party video games. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers (OEM), distributors, and resellers, as well as through online and Microsoft retail stores. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

 

Stocks Buzz: Pfizer Inc. (PFE), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR)

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.09% or $-0.03 to close the day at $33.44 on light trading volume of 19.37M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 26.17M. The New York New York 10017 based company has been outperforming the drug manufacturers – major group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 11.7%, compared to the industry which has advanced 8.91% over the same period. With RSI of 63.69, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $37.65, making it a hold for now.

Pfizer Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells healthcare products worldwide. It operates through Global Innovative Pharmaceutical (GIP); Global Vaccines, Oncology and Consumer Healthcare (VOC); and Global Established Pharmaceutical (GEP) segments. The GIP segment develops and commercializes medicines for various therapeutic areas, including inflammation/immunology, cardiovascular/metabolic, neuroscience/pain, and rare diseases. The VOC segment develops and commercializes vaccines, as well as products for oncology and consumer healthcare. It provides over-the-counter products comprising dietary supplements under the Centrum, Caltrate, and Emergen-C brands; pain management products under the Advil and ThermaCare brands; gastrointestinal products under the Nexium 24HR/Nexium Control and Preparation H brands; and respiratory and personal care products under the brand names of Robitussin, Advil Cold & Sinus, Advil Sinus Congestion Relief & Pain, Dimetapp, and ChapStick. The GEP segment offers products that have lost marketing exclusivity in various markets; and branded generics, generic sterile injectable products, biosimilars, infusion systems, and other products. The company serves wholesalers, retailers, hospitals, clinics, government agencies, pharmacies, and individual provider offices, as well as centers for disease control and prevention. It has licensing agreements with Cellectis SA and AstraZeneca PLC; collaborative agreements with Eli Lilly & Company, OPKO Health, Inc., BioRap Technologies LTD., Merck KGaA, and Transgene S.A.; and a research and development agreement with the National Cancer Institute. The company has a partnership with The University of Pittsburgh; and a strategic collaboration agreement with IGNITE Immunotherapy Inc. It also has a collaboration with AbCellera Biologics Inc. to discover therapeutic antibodies against undisclosed membrane protein targets. Pfizer Inc. was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) retreated with the stock falling -0.03% or $-0.02 to close at $62.62 on light trading volume of 18.59M compared its three months average trading volume of 27.66M. The Redmond Washington 98052 based company operating under the Business Software & Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 23.02% up for the period and up by 0.77% so far this year. With price target of $65.5 and a 33.51% rebound from 52-week low, Microsoft Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Microsoft Corporation, a technology company, develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype, as well as related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products. The company’s More Personal Computing segment comprises Windows OEM, volume, and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system, as well as patent licensing, Windows Embedded, MSN display advertising, and Windows Phone licensing system; devices, including Microsoft Surface, phones, and PC accessories; and search advertising, including Bing and Bing Ads. This segment also provides gaming platforms, including Xbox hardware, Xbox Live, video games, and third-party video games. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers (OEM), distributors, and resellers, as well as through online and Microsoft retail stores. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.36% or $-0.05 to close the day at $3.63 on lower than average trading volume of 18.37M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 22.14M. The Norwalk Connecticut 06851 based company has been outperforming the telecom services – domestic companies by -9.8618% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 7.4% YTD, versus the telecom services – domestic industry which is down -1.02% for the same period. The RSI of 59.05 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Frontier Communications Corporation provides regulated and unregulated voice, data, and video services to residential, business, and wholesale customers in the United States. The company offers residential services, such as fiber-to-the-home and fiber-to-the-node broadband, as well as traditional copper-based broadband products; and commercial services, including Ethernet, dedicated Internet, multiprotocol label switching, time division multiplexing, data transport services, and optical transport services. It also provides Frontier Secure suite of products for computer security, cloud backup and sharing, identity protection, equipment insurance, and technical support; unified messaging services comprising call forwarding, conference calling, caller identification, voicemail, and call waiting services; long distance network services; and packages of communications services. In addition, the company offers switched access services that facilitate other carriers to use the company’s facilities to originate and terminate their local and long distance voice traffic; satellite TV video services; and a range of third-party communications equipment to small, medium, and enterprise business customers. As of December 31, 2015, it had approximately 3,124,200 residential customers; approximately 289,200 business customers; and 2,462,100 broadband subscribers. The company also operates a retail store in Southern California. The company was formerly known as Citizens Communications Company and changed its name to Frontier Communications Corporation in July 2008. Frontier Communications Corporation was founded in 1927 and is based in Norwalk, Connecticut.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Intel Corporation (INTC), Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN)

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) had a light trading with around 20.37M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 27.65M. The stock traded at the price of $62.64 with -0.32% change on the day. The Redmond Washington 98052 based company is currently trading 33.55% above its 52 week low of $48.03 and -2.28% below its 52 week high of $64.1. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 54.38 and $65.5 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Microsoft Corporation, a technology company, develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype, as well as related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products. The company’s More Personal Computing segment comprises Windows OEM, volume, and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system, as well as patent licensing, Windows Embedded, MSN display advertising, and Windows Phone licensing system; devices, including Microsoft Surface, phones, and PC accessories; and search advertising, including Bing and Bing Ads. This segment also provides gaming platforms, including Xbox hardware, Xbox Live, video games, and third-party video games. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers (OEM), distributors, and resellers, as well as through online and Microsoft retail stores. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

Intel Corporation (INTC) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.36% or $0.13 to close the day at $36.61 on light trading volume of 19.45M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 20.4M. The Santa Clara California 95054 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – broad line group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 20.02%, compared to the industry which has advanced 35.09% over the same period. With RSI of 56.55, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $39.91, making it a hold for now.

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. It operates through Client Computing Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Software and Services, and All Other segments. The company’s platforms are used in various computing applications comprising notebooks, 2 in 1 systems, desktops, servers, tablets, smartphones, wireless and wired connectivity products, wearables, retail devices, and manufacturing devices, as well as for retail, transportation, industrial, buildings, home use, and other market segments. It offers microprocessors that processes system data and controls other devices in the system; chipsets, which send data between the microprocessor and input, display, and storage devices, such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive or solid-state drive, and optical disc drives; and system-on-chip products that integrate its central processing units with other system components onto a single chip. The company also provides communication and connectivity offerings, such as baseband processors, radio frequency transceivers, and power management integrated circuits; and tablet, phone, and Internet of Things solutions, which include multimode 4G LTE modems, Bluetooth technology and GPS receivers, software solutions, and interoperability tests, as well as home gateway and set-top box components. In addition, it offers security solutions for computers, mobile devices, and networks, as well as software and services for technology integration; NAND flash memory products, which are used in solid-state drives; and custom foundry services, including custom silicon, packaging, and manufacturing test services. The company sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and industrial and communications equipment manufacturers in the computing and communications industries. Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) shares were up in last trading by 0.23% to $13.32. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.76% over the past week and grew 1.44% in the past month. It is currently trading 8.25% above its 50 day moving average and 29.94% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.91% decrease in value from its one year high of $13.64. The RSI indicator value of 63.1, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated operates as a holding company for The Huntington National Bank that provides commercial, small business, consumer, and mortgage banking services. The company’s Retail and Business Banking segment offers financial products and services, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, consumer loans, and small business loans; and investments, insurance, interest rate risk protection, and foreign exchange and treasury management services. Its Commercial Banking segment provides corporate risk management and institutional sales, trading, and underwriting services; commercial property and casualty, employee benefits, personal lines, life and disability, and specialty lines of insurance; and brokerage and agency services for residential and commercial title insurance, as well as excess and surplus product lines of insurance. The company’s Automobile Finance and Commercial Real Estate segment offers financing for the purchase of vehicles; financing the acquisition of new and used vehicle inventory of franchised automotive dealerships; and financing for land, buildings, and other commercial real estate owned or constructed by real estate developers, automobile dealerships, or other customers. Its Regional Banking and The Huntington Private Client Group segment provides deposits, lending, and other banking services; wealth management services, and retirement plan and corporate trust services; and brokerage, annuities, advisory, and other investment products. The company’s Home Lending segment offers consumer loans and mortgages. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated also provides equipment leasing; and online, mobile, and telephone banking services. The company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

 

Stocks in Review: NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Wells Fargo & Company (WFC)

NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) traded within a range of $101.2 to $104.25 after opening the day at $102.85. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -3.41% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.34% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $103.1 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -14.03% below its 52 week high of $119.93 and 320.57% above its 12-month low of $24.75. The shares are up by over 53.33% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 55.71 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.87% or $0.54 to close the day at $62.84 on light trading volume of 19.9M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 27.59M. The Redmond Washington 98052 based company has been outperforming the business software & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 23.76%, compared to the industry which has advanced 22.83% over the same period. With RSI of 56.53, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $65.36, making it a hold for now.

Microsoft Corporation, a technology company, develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype, as well as related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products. The company’s More Personal Computing segment comprises Windows OEM, volume, and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system, as well as patent licensing, Windows Embedded, MSN display advertising, and Windows Phone licensing system; devices, including Microsoft Surface, phones, and PC accessories; and search advertising, including Bing and Bing Ads. This segment also provides gaming platforms, including Xbox hardware, Xbox Live, video games, and third-party video games. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers (OEM), distributors, and resellers, as well as through online and Microsoft retail stores. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) dropped $-0.14 to close the day at a new closing price of $55.04, a -0.25% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 27.44% above its 52 week low of $43.55. A total of 18.71M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 26.92M. The stock, which fluctuated between $54.7 and $55.57 during the day, currently situated -5.14% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.92% in the past one month and up by 22.84% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $55.8 and RSI of 56.27, the stock still has upside potential, making it a 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.

 

3 Notable Runners: General Electric Company (GE), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)

General Electric Company (GE) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.57% or $-0.18 to close the day at $31.52 on lower than average trading volume of 25.5M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 32.52M. The Boston Massachusetts 02210 based company has been outperforming the diversified machinery companies by 6.8027% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -0.25% YTD, versus the diversified machinery industry which is up 0.46% for the same period. The RSI of 55.56 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

General Electric Company (GE) operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. Its Power segment offers gas and steam power systems; maintenance, service, and upgrade solutions; distributed power gas engines; water treatment, wastewater treatment, and process system solutions; and nuclear reactors, fuels, and support services. The company’s Renewable Energy segment offers wind turbine platforms, and hardware and software; offshore wind turbines; and solutions, products, and services to hydropower industry. Its Oil and Gas segment offers turbomachinery solutions; surface and subsea drilling and production systems, and equipment for floating production platforms; measurement and control products; and compressors, pumps, valves, and natural gas solutions. The company’s Energy Management segment offers industrial and grid solutions, and power conversion systems. Its Aviation segment designs and produces commercial and military aircraft engines, integrated digital components, electric power, and mechanical aircraft systems; and offers aftermarket services. The company’s Healthcare segment offers diagnostic imaging and clinical systems; products for drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and cellular technologies; and healthcare information technology products. Its Transportation segment offers freight and passenger locomotives, parts, wreck repair, software-enabled solutions, mining equipment and services, marine diesel engines, and stationary power diesel engines and motors, as well as overhaul, repair, and upgrade services. GE’s Appliances & Lighting segment sells and services home appliances; and manufactures, sources, and sells lighting solutions. Its Capital segment offers commercial lending and leasing, factoring, energy financial, and aircraft financing and leasing services. GE also designs powder bed-based laser additive manufacturing machines. The company was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) had a light trading with around 24.85M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 27.47M. The stock traded between $62.03 and $62.66 before closing at the price of $62.3 with 0% change on the day. The Redmond Washington 98052 based company is currently trading 32.83% above its 52 week low of $48.03 and -2.81% below its 52 week high of $64.1. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 53.86 and $65.36 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Microsoft Corporation, a technology company, develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype, as well as related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products. The company’s More Personal Computing segment comprises Windows OEM, volume, and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system, as well as patent licensing, Windows Embedded, MSN display advertising, and Windows Phone licensing system; devices, including Microsoft Surface, phones, and PC accessories; and search advertising, including Bing and Bing Ads. This segment also provides gaming platforms, including Xbox hardware, Xbox Live, video games, and third-party video games. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers (OEM), distributors, and resellers, as well as through online and Microsoft retail stores. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) traded within a range of $101.05 to $105.82 after opening the day at $104.53. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -4.68% so far this year. The stock was down close to -2.54% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $101.74 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -15.17% below its 52 week high of $119.93 and 315.02% above its 12-month low of $24.75. The shares are up by over 49.34% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 54.52 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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. NVIDIA Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

 

Stocks in Review: General Electric Company (GE), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Apple Inc. (AAPL)

General Electric Company (GE) traded within a range of $31.62 to $31.83 after opening the day at $31.75. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.32% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.03% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $31.7 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -3.19% below its 52 week high of $33 and 19.73% above its 12-month low of $27.1. The shares are up by over 7.46% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 59.87 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

General Electric Company (GE) operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. Its Power segment offers gas and steam power systems; maintenance, service, and upgrade solutions; distributed power gas engines; water treatment, wastewater treatment, and process system solutions; and nuclear reactors, fuels, and support services. The company’s Renewable Energy segment offers wind turbine platforms, and hardware and software; offshore wind turbines; and solutions, products, and services to hydropower industry. Its Oil and Gas segment offers turbomachinery solutions; surface and subsea drilling and production systems, and equipment for floating production platforms; measurement and control products; and compressors, pumps, valves, and natural gas solutions. The company’s Energy Management segment offers industrial and grid solutions, and power conversion systems. Its Aviation segment designs and produces commercial and military aircraft engines, integrated digital components, electric power, and mechanical aircraft systems; and offers aftermarket services. The company’s Healthcare segment offers diagnostic imaging and clinical systems; products for drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and cellular technologies; and healthcare information technology products. Its Transportation segment offers freight and passenger locomotives, parts, wreck repair, software-enabled solutions, mining equipment and services, marine diesel engines, and stationary power diesel engines and motors, as well as overhaul, repair, and upgrade services. GE’s Appliances & Lighting segment sells and services home appliances; and manufactures, sources, and sells lighting solutions. Its Capital segment offers commercial lending and leasing, factoring, energy financial, and aircraft financing and leasing services. GE also designs powder bed-based laser additive manufacturing machines. The company was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.45% or $-0.28 to close the day at $62.3 on light trading volume of 21.3M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 27.45M. The Redmond Washington 98052 based company has been outperforming the business software & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 16.28%, compared to the industry which has advanced 16.2% over the same period. With RSI of 53.15, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $65.36, making it a hold for now.

Microsoft Corporation, a technology company, develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype, as well as related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products. The company’s More Personal Computing segment comprises Windows OEM, volume, and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system, as well as patent licensing, Windows Embedded, MSN display advertising, and Windows Phone licensing system; devices, including Microsoft Surface, phones, and PC accessories; and search advertising, including Bing and Bing Ads. This segment also provides gaming platforms, including Xbox hardware, Xbox Live, video games, and third-party video games. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers (OEM), distributors, and resellers, as well as through online and Microsoft retail stores. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) dropped $-0.13 to close the day at a new closing price of $116.02, a -0.11% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 31.05% above its 52 week low of $89.47. A total of 21.04M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 32M. The stock, which fluctuated between $115.75 and $116.51 during the day, currently situated -1.75% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 5.57% in the past one month and up by 3.2% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $131.96 and RSI of 59.19, the stock still has upside potential, 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.

 

Momentum Stocks: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Intel Corporation (INTC)

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) grew with the stock adding 0.71% or $0.44 to close at $62.58 on light trading volume of 20.53M compared its three months average trading volume of 27.43M. The Redmond Washington 98052 based company operating under the Business Software & Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 17.33% up for the period and up by 0.71% so far this year. With price target of $65.36 and a 33.42% rebound from 52-week low, Microsoft Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Microsoft Corporation, a technology company, develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype, as well as related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products. The company’s More Personal Computing segment comprises Windows OEM, volume, and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system, as well as patent licensing, Windows Embedded, MSN display advertising, and Windows Phone licensing system; devices, including Microsoft Surface, phones, and PC accessories; and search advertising, including Bing and Bing Ads. This segment also provides gaming platforms, including Xbox hardware, Xbox Live, video games, and third-party video games. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers (OEM), distributors, and resellers, as well as through online and Microsoft retail stores. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) had a active trading with around 20.45M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 17.3M. The stock traded between $85.98 and $87.76 before closing at the price of $87.23 with 1.09% change on the day. The New York New York 10017 based company is currently trading 69.91% above its 52 week low of $52.5 and -0.18% below its 52 week high of $87.76. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $83.45 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

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.

Intel Corporation (INTC) saw its value increase by 0.91% as the stock gained $0.33 to finish the day at a closing price of $36.6. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $27.68-$38.36 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $36.27 to $36.93 during the day, are down by -2.08% in the past three months and up by 13.7% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.07% above its 20 day moving average and 3.6% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $39.89 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 56.8.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. It operates through Client Computing Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Software and Services, and All Other segments. The company’s platforms are used in various computing applications comprising notebooks, 2 in 1 systems, desktops, servers, tablets, smartphones, wireless and wired connectivity products, wearables, retail devices, and manufacturing devices, as well as for retail, transportation, industrial, buildings, home use, and other market segments. It offers microprocessors that processes system data and controls other devices in the system; chipsets, which send data between the microprocessor and input, display, and storage devices, such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive or solid-state drive, and optical disc drives; and system-on-chip products that integrate its central processing units with other system components onto a single chip. The company also provides communication and connectivity offerings, such as baseband processors, radio frequency transceivers, and power management integrated circuits; and tablet, phone, and Internet of Things solutions, which include multimode 4G LTE modems, Bluetooth technology and GPS receivers, software solutions, and interoperability tests, as well as home gateway and set-top box components. In addition, it offers security solutions for computers, mobile devices, and networks, as well as software and services for technology integration; NAND flash memory products, which are used in solid-state drives; and custom foundry services, including custom silicon, packaging, and manufacturing test services. The company sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and industrial and communications equipment manufacturers in the computing and communications industries. Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Microsoft (MSFT), Ford Motor (F), Vapor (VPCO)

Ford Motor Company (F) saw its value decrease by -0.82% as the stock dropped $-0.1 to finish the day at a closing price of $12.13. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $11.02-$14.22 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $12.08 to $12.28 during the day, are up by 1.75% in the past three months and down by -2.39% over the past six months. It is currently trading -3.76% below its 20 day moving average and 0.03% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $12.74 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 43.3.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Ford Motor Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, finances, and services automobiles. The company operates through two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. The Automotive sector develops, manufactures, distributes, and services passenger cars, trucks, SUVs, light commercial vehicles, trucks, vans, and electrified vehicles, as well as offers parts and accessories. It offers vehicles primarily under the Ford and Lincoln brand names. This sector markets and sells its products through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to fleet customers, including commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments. The Financial Services sector offers various automotive financing products to and through automotive dealers. It provides financing products, including retail installment sale contracts for new and used vehicles; and direct financing leases for new vehicles to retail and commercial customers, government entities, daily rental car companies, leasing companies, and fleet customers. This sector also offers wholesale loans to dealers to finance the purchase of vehicle inventory; and loans to dealers to finance working capital and improvement of dealership facilities, purchase dealership real estate, and other dealer vehicle programs. It serves clients in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903 and is based in Dearborn, Michigan.

Vapor Corp. (VPCO) shares were down in last trading by 0% to $0. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost 0% over the past week and grew 2.04% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.09% above its 50 day moving average and 5.01% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a 0% decrease in value from its one year high of $924000.6875. The RSI indicator value of 57.64, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Vapor Corp. designs, markets, and distributes vaporizers, e-liquids, electronic cigarettes, and accessories primarily in the United States and Canada. Its vaporizers and electronic cigarettes are battery-powered products that enable users to inhale nicotine vapor without fire, smoke, tar, ash, or carbon monoxide. The company also offers disposable electronic cigarettes in various sizes, puff counts, styles, flavors, and nicotine strengths; rechargeable electronic cigarettes that use replaceable cartridges; and rechargeable vaporizers for use with either electronic cigarette solution, or dry herbs or leaf. In addition, it provides replacement parts, including batteries; coils; refill cartridges; cartomizers consisting of liquid solution, atomizers, tanks, and e-liquids; various types of chargers comprising USB chargers; carrying cases; and lanyards. The company offers its products under the Fifty-One, Krave, Vapor X, Alternacig, EZSMOKER, Green Puffer, Americig, Hookah Stix, Honey Stick, Vaporin, and Smoke Star brands, as well as designs and develops private label brands for distribution customers. Vapor Corp. sells its vaporizers and e-cigarettes and related products through its 20 vape stores, customer direct phone center, and online stores; and to retail channels directly, as well as through third party wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Vapor Corp. is based in Dania Beach, Florida.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) traded within a range of $62.03 to $62.99 after opening the day at $62.96. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 15.08% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.21% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $62.14 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -3.06% below its 52 week high of $64.1 and 32.49% above its 12-month low of $48.03. The shares are up by over 8.61% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 51.36 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Microsoft Corporation, a technology company, develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype, as well as related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products. The company’s More Personal Computing segment comprises Windows OEM, volume, and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system, as well as patent licensing, Windows Embedded, MSN display advertising, and Windows Phone licensing system; devices, including Microsoft Surface, phones, and PC accessories; and search advertising, including Bing and Bing Ads. This segment also provides gaming platforms, including Xbox hardware, Xbox Live, video games, and third-party video games. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers (OEM), distributors, and resellers, as well as through online and Microsoft retail stores. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

 

3 Notable Runners: Citigroup Inc. (C), Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Citigroup Inc. (C) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.72% or $-1.05 to close the day at $60.04 on lower than average trading volume of 15.19M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 21.45M. The New York New York 10013 based company has been outperforming the money center banks companies by 28.418% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 17.09% YTD, versus the money center banks industry which is down -8.73% for the same period. The RSI of 62.57 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Citigroup Inc., a diversified financial services holding company, provides various financial products and services for consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Citicorp and Citi Holdings. The Citicorp segment offers traditional banking services to retail customers through retail banking, commercial banking, Citi-branded cards, and Citi retail services. This segment also provides various banking, credit card lending, and investment services through a network of local branches, offices, and electronic delivery systems. In addition, it offers wholesale banking products and services to corporate, institutional, public sector, and high-net-worth clients. Further, this segment provides fixed income and equity sales and trading, foreign exchange, prime brokerage, derivative services, equity and fixed income research, corporate lending, investment banking and advisory services, private banking, cash management, trade finance, and securities services. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 2,994 branches in 24 countries. The Citi Holdings segment provides consumer loans; portfolio of securities, loans, and other assets; and retail alternative investment and other services. Citigroup Inc. was founded in 1812 and is based in New York, New York.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) had a light trading with around 14.9M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 39.82M. The stock traded between $4.5 and $4.55 before closing at the price of $4.5 with -0.55% change on the day. The New York New York 10020 based company is currently trading 37.11% above its 52 week low of $3.29 and -3.23% below its 52 week high of $4.65. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 54.21 and $4.89 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States. The company broadcasts music plus sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather programs, including various music genres ranging from rock, pop and hip-hop to country, dance, jazz, Latin, and classical; live play-by-play sports from principal leagues and colleges; multitude of talk and entertainment channels for various audiences; national, international, and financial news; and local traffic and weather reports for 21 metropolitan markets. It also streams music and non-music channels over the Internet; and offer applications to allow consumers to access its Internet radio service on smartphones and tablet computers. In addition, the company distributes satellite radios through the sale and lease of new vehicles; and acquires subscribers through the sale and lease of previously owned vehicles with factory-installed satellite radios. Its satellite radio systems include satellites, terrestrial repeaters, and other satellite facilities; studios; and radios. Further, the company provides satellite television services, which offer music channels on the DISH NETWORK satellite television service as a programming package; Travel Link, a suite of data services that include graphical weather, fuel prices, sports schedule and scores, and movie listings; real-time traffic services; and real-time weather services. Additionally, it offers location-based services through two-way wireless connectivity, including safety, security, convenience, maintenance and data services, remote vehicles diagnostics, stolen or parked vehicle locator services, and monitoring of vehicle emission systems. The company also sells satellite and Internet radios directly to consumers through its Website, as well as through national and regional retailers. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Sirius XM Holdings Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) traded within a range of $62.83 to $63.4 after opening the day at $63.4. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 16.65% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.46% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $62.99 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -1.73% below its 52 week high of $64.1 and 34.3% above its 12-month low of $48.03. The shares are up by over 9.28% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 59.61 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Microsoft Corporation, a technology company, develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype, as well as related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products. The company’s More Personal Computing segment comprises Windows OEM, volume, and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system, as well as patent licensing, Windows Embedded, MSN display advertising, and Windows Phone licensing system; devices, including Microsoft Surface, phones, and PC accessories; and search advertising, including Bing and Bing Ads. This segment also provides gaming platforms, including Xbox hardware, Xbox Live, video games, and third-party video games. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers (OEM), distributors, and resellers, as well as through online and Microsoft retail stores. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

 

Stocks in Review: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (PVCT)

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) opening the day at $63.45. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 17.11% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.49% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $63.24 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -1.34% below its 52 week high of $64.1 and 34.83% above its 12-month low of $48.03. The shares are up by over 11.89% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 61.79 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Microsoft Corporation, a technology company, develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype, as well as related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products. The company’s More Personal Computing segment comprises Windows OEM, volume, and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system, as well as patent licensing, Windows Embedded, MSN display advertising, and Windows Phone licensing system; devices, including Microsoft Surface, phones, and PC accessories; and search advertising, including Bing and Bing Ads. This segment also provides gaming platforms, including Xbox hardware, Xbox Live, video games, and third-party video games. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers (OEM), distributors, and resellers, as well as through online and Microsoft retail stores. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.17% or $-0.1 to close the day at $8.46 on light trading volume of 11.75M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 15.86M. The Plano Texas 75024 based company has been outperforming the department stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 21.55%, compared to the industry which has advanced 6.17% over the same period. With RSI of 37.9, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $11.29, making it a hold for now.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (PVCT) gained $0.01 to close the day at a new closing price of $0.02, a 21.53% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 59.09% above its 52 week low of $0.011. A total of 11.51M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.87M. The stock, currently situated -96.75% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -53.33% in the past one month and down by -83.21% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $3.5 and RSI of 39.85, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing ethical pharmaceuticals for oncology and dermatology indications. Its prescription drug candidates includes PV-10, which is in Phase III study for cutaneous melanoma; completed Phase II study for metastatic melanoma; completed Phase I study for liver and breast cancers; and phase 1b/2 study for pembrolizumab. The company is also developing PH-10 that has completed Phase II randomized study for the treatment of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. In addition, it develops PH-10 for the treatment of actinic keratosis and severe acne vulgaris. Further, the company is developing over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, including GloveAid, a hand cream with antiperspirant and antibacterial properties; Pure-ific line of products to prevent the spread of germs on skin; and Pure-Stick and Pure N Clear acne products. Additionally, it develops medical device technologies for markets comprising cosmetic treatments, such as reduction of wrinkles and elimination of spider veins, and other cosmetic blemishes; and therapeutic uses, including photoactivation of PH-10, other prescription drugs, and non-surgical destruction of various skin cancers. The company was formerly known as Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and changed its name to Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. in December 2013. Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Knoxville, Tennessee.