Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT), NIKE, Inc. (NKE), Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) climbed 0.26% during last trading as the stock added $0.18 to finish the day at $68.87 with about 8.38M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.67M. The $214.95B market cap company, which fluctuated between $68.61 and $69.24 during the day, currently situated 13.66% above its 52 week low of $62.72 and -7.75% away from its one year high of $75.19. The RSI of 55.94 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. It operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam’s Club. The company operates discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, apparel stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and membership-only warehouse clubs; and retail Websites, such as walmart.com and samsclub.com. It offers grocery products, including meat, produce, natural and organics, deli and bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral and dry grocery, as well as consumables, such as health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods, and pet supplies; and health and wellness products, which include pharmacy, optical services, clinical services, over-the-counter drugs, and other medical products. The company also provides electronics, toys, cameras and supplies, photo processing services, cellular phones, cellular service plan contracts and prepaid service, movies, music, video games, and books; stationery, automotive, hardware and paint, and sporting goods, as well as fabrics, crafts, and seasonal merchandise; apparel for women, girls, men, boys, and infants, as well as shoes, jewelry, and accessories; and home furnishings, housewares and small appliances, bedding, home decor, outdoor living, and horticulture products. The company also provides fuel and financial services and related products, including money orders, prepaid cards, wire transfers, money transfers, check cashing, and bill payment. In addition, it offers brand name merchandise, including hardgoods, softgoods, and selected private-label items, such as Member’s Mark. As of June 20, 2016, it operated 11,527 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce Websites in 11 countries. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) dropped $-0.35 to close the day at a new closing price of $56.29, a -0.62% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 15.27% above its 52 week low of $49.01. A total of 8.37M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 8.82M. The stock, which fluctuated between $56.1 and $56.92 during the day, currently situated -13.18% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 5.67% in the past one month and up by 12.69% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $61.81 and RSI of 71.09, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories worldwide. It offers products in nine categories, including running, NIKE basketball, the Jordan brand, football, men’s training, women’s training, action sports, sportswear, and golf. The company also markets products designed for kids, as well as for other athletic and recreational uses, such as cricket, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, walking, and outdoor activities. In addition, it sells sports apparel; and markets apparel with licensed college and professional team and league logos. Further, the company sells a line of performance equipment, including bags, socks, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, digital devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, golf clubs, and other equipment under the NIKE brand name for sports activities; various plastic products to other manufacturers; athletic and casual footwear, apparel, and accessories under the Jumpman trademark; action sports and youth lifestyle apparel and accessories under the Hurley trademark; and casual sneakers, apparel, and accessories under the Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron, and Jack Purcell trademarks. Additionally, it licenses agreements that permit unaffiliated parties to manufacture and sell apparel, digital devices, and applications and other equipment for sports activities under NIKE-owned trademarks. The company sells its products to footwear stores, sporting goods stores, athletic specialty stores, department stores, skate, tennis and golf shops, and other retail accounts through NIKE-owned retail stores and Internet Websites (direct to consumer operations), as well as independent distributors and licensees. The company was formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports, Inc. and changed its name to NIKE, Inc. in 1971. NIKE, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) had a light trading with around 8.3M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.69M. The stock traded between $75.68 and $76.45 before closing at the price of $75.99 with -0.8% change on the day. The Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103 based company is currently trading 36.55% above its 52 week low of $56.6 and -1.14% below its 52 week high of $76.87. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 65.2 and $82.39 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; and cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes filmed entertainment under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, Focus Features, and DreamWorks Animation names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, as well as in Hollywood, California; and Universal studios theme park in Osaka, Japan. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

3 Notable Runners: Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL), NIKE, Inc. (NKE), Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE)

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.04% or $0.03 to close the day at $67.74 on higher than average trading volume of 5.14M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.84M. The New York New York 10022 based company has been outperforming the personal products companies by 1.0058% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 4.11% YTD, versus the personal products industry which is up 4.68% for the same period. The RSI of 60.23 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells consumer products worldwide. It operates through two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. The company offers oral care products, including toothpastes, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes, as well as pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals; personal care products comprising bar and liquid hand soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, and deodorants and antiperspirants; and home care products, such as laundry and dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, household cleaners, bleaches, and other similar items. It also provides pet nutrition products for everyday nutritional needs, a range of therapeutic products to manage disease conditions, and various products with natural ingredients. The company’s principal global and regional trademarks include Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet, and Hill’s Ideal Balance. It markets and sells its pet nutrition products for dogs and cats through pet supply retailers and veterinarians. Colgate-Palmolive Company was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) had a light trading with around 8.89M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.92M. The stock traded between $55.83 and $56.69 before closing at the price of $56.45 with 0.64% change on the day. The Beaverton Oregon 97005 based company is currently trading 15.6% above its 52 week low of $49.01 and -12.93% below its 52 week high of $65.44. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 73.37 and $61.81 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories worldwide. It offers products in nine categories, including running, NIKE basketball, the Jordan brand, football, men’s training, women’s training, action sports, sportswear, and golf. The company also markets products designed for kids, as well as for other athletic and recreational uses, such as cricket, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, walking, and outdoor activities. In addition, it sells sports apparel; and markets apparel with licensed college and professional team and league logos. Further, the company sells a line of performance equipment, including bags, socks, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, digital devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, golf clubs, and other equipment under the NIKE brand name for sports activities; various plastic products to other manufacturers; athletic and casual footwear, apparel, and accessories under the Jumpman trademark; action sports and youth lifestyle apparel and accessories under the Hurley trademark; and casual sneakers, apparel, and accessories under the Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron, and Jack Purcell trademarks. Additionally, it licenses agreements that permit unaffiliated parties to manufacture and sell apparel, digital devices, and applications and other equipment for sports activities under NIKE-owned trademarks. The company sells its products to footwear stores, sporting goods stores, athletic specialty stores, department stores, skate, tennis and golf shops, and other retail accounts through NIKE-owned retail stores and Internet Websites (direct to consumer operations), as well as independent distributors and licensees. The company was formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports, Inc. and changed its name to NIKE, Inc. in 1971. NIKE, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) traded within a range of $58.45 to $59.14 after opening the day at $59.03. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 3.95% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.64% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $58.65 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -3.12% below its 52 week high of $60.54 and 30.72% above its 12-month low of $45.44. The shares are up by over 4.56% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 54.18 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. operates regulated exchanges, clearing houses, and listings venues for financial and commodity markets in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Israel, Canada, and Singapore. It operates in two segments: Trading and Clearing, and Data and Listings. The company operates marketplaces for trading and clearing an array of derivatives and securities contracts across various asset classes, including energy and agricultural commodities, interest rates, equities, equity and credit derivatives, exchange traded funds, bonds, and currencies. It primarily provides price discovery and trade execution, listings, trade processing and data repositories, clearing and related post-trade activities, data, and benchmark administration services. The company operates exchanges and marketplaces, such as ICE Futures Europe, ICE Futures U.S., ICE Futures Canada, ICE Endex, ICE Futures Singapore, and NYSE Amex and NYSE Arca Options, as well as over-the-counter markets for physical energy and credit default swaps, and central counterparty clearing houses. It serves commodity producers and consumers, financial institutions, money managers, trading firms, and other business entities; various market participants in the equities markets, such as financial institutions, institutional investors, wholesalers, hedge funds, quantitative funds, algorithmic traders, and individual investors; and members, which are entities registered as broker-dealers with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company’s customers also comprise companies operating in a range of sectors, including technology, financial services, consumer brands, industrial, transportation, media, energy, and mining; the financial services industry; and value added resellers, such as custodians, wealth managers, software providers, and other outsourcing organizations. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Momentum Stocks: NIKE, Inc. (NKE), Citigroup Inc. (C), QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) grew with the stock adding 1.65% or $0.91 to close at $56.22 on light trading volume of 14.97M compared its three months average trading volume of 8.89M. The Beaverton Oregon 97005 based company operating under the Textile – Apparel Footwear & Accessories industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 1.59% up for the period and up by 10.6% so far this year. With price target of $61.81 and a 15.13% rebound from 52-week low, NIKE, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories worldwide. It offers products in nine categories, including running, NIKE basketball, the Jordan brand, football, men’s training, women’s training, action sports, sportswear, and golf. The company also markets products designed for kids, as well as for other athletic and recreational uses, such as cricket, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, walking, and outdoor activities. In addition, it sells sports apparel; and markets apparel with licensed college and professional team and league logos. Further, the company sells a line of performance equipment, including bags, socks, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, digital devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, golf clubs, and other equipment under the NIKE brand name for sports activities; various plastic products to other manufacturers; athletic and casual footwear, apparel, and accessories under the Jumpman trademark; action sports and youth lifestyle apparel and accessories under the Hurley trademark; and casual sneakers, apparel, and accessories under the Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron, and Jack Purcell trademarks. Additionally, it licenses agreements that permit unaffiliated parties to manufacture and sell apparel, digital devices, and applications and other equipment for sports activities under NIKE-owned trademarks. The company sells its products to footwear stores, sporting goods stores, athletic specialty stores, department stores, skate, tennis and golf shops, and other retail accounts through NIKE-owned retail stores and Internet Websites (direct to consumer operations), as well as independent distributors and licensees. The company was formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports, Inc. and changed its name to NIKE, Inc. in 1971. NIKE, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

Citigroup Inc. (C) had a light trading with around 14.42M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 22.12M. The stock traded between $57.13 and $57.95 before closing at the price of $57.63 with 0.65% change on the day. The New York New York 10013 based company is currently trading 68.77% above its 52 week low of $36.61 and -6.22% below its 52 week high of $61.63. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $64.61 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

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.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) saw its value increase by 2.12% as the stock gained $1.12 to finish the day at a closing price of $54. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $45.4-$71.62 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $52.93 to $54.28 during the day, are down by -19.83% in the past three months and down by -11.1% over the past six months. It is currently trading -5.47% below its 20 day moving average and -14.14% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $65.53 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 31.85.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

Trader’s Buzzers: NIKE, Inc. (NKE), The Kroger Co. (KR), QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) traded within a range of $52.7 to $53.94 after opening the day at $52.74. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 6% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.03% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $53.88 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -16.9% below its 52 week high of $65.44 and 10.33% above its 12-month low of $49.01. The shares are up by over 6.22% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 60.38 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories worldwide. It offers products in nine categories, including running, NIKE basketball, the Jordan brand, football, men’s training, women’s training, action sports, sportswear, and golf. The company also markets products designed for kids, as well as for other athletic and recreational uses, such as cricket, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, walking, and outdoor activities. In addition, it sells sports apparel; and markets apparel with licensed college and professional team and league logos. Further, the company sells a line of performance equipment, including bags, socks, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, digital devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, golf clubs, and other equipment under the NIKE brand name for sports activities; various plastic products to other manufacturers; athletic and casual footwear, apparel, and accessories under the Jumpman trademark; action sports and youth lifestyle apparel and accessories under the Hurley trademark; and casual sneakers, apparel, and accessories under the Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron, and Jack Purcell trademarks. Additionally, it licenses agreements that permit unaffiliated parties to manufacture and sell apparel, digital devices, and applications and other equipment for sports activities under NIKE-owned trademarks. The company sells its products to footwear stores, sporting goods stores, athletic specialty stores, department stores, skate, tennis and golf shops, and other retail accounts through NIKE-owned retail stores and Internet Websites (direct to consumer operations), as well as independent distributors and licensees. The company was formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports, Inc. and changed its name to NIKE, Inc. in 1971. NIKE, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

The Kroger Co. (KR) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.73% or $-0.24 to close the day at $32.84 on active trading volume of 9.26M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.7M. The Cincinnati Ohio 45202 based company has been underperforming the grocery stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -9.4%, compared to the industry which has advanced 0.42% over the same period. With RSI of 40.44, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $36, making it a hold for now.

The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States. It also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. The company operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores. Its combination food and drug stores offer natural food and organic sections, pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers, fresh seafood, and organic produce; multi-department stores provide general merchandise items, such as apparel, home fashion and furnishings, outdoor living, electronics, automotive products, toys, and fine jewelry; and price impact warehouse stores offer grocery, and health and beauty care items, as well as meat, dairy, baked goods, and fresh produce items. The company’s marketplace stores comprise full-service grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty departments, and perishable goods, as well as general merchandise, including apparel, home goods, and toys. It operates under the banner brands, such as Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, King Soopers, etc., as well as Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic brands. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 2,778 retail food stores, including 1,387 fuel centers; 784 convenience stores; and 323 fine jewelry stores and an online retail store, as well as franchised 78 convenience stores. The Kroger Co. was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) dropped $-0.38 to close the day at a new closing price of $52.89, a -0.71% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 29.69% above its 52 week low of $42.24. A total of 9.23M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 11.89M. The stock, which fluctuated between $52.72 and $53.39 during the day, currently situated -25.57% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -19.44% in the past one month and down by -22.14% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $65.49 and RSI of 24.2, the stock still has upside potential, making it a buy for now.

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

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Symantec Corporation (SYMC), NIKE, Inc. (NKE)

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) fell -0.01% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.01 to finish the day at $87.4 with about 7.4M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.21M. The $224.33B market cap company, which fluctuated between $87.13 and $87.79 during the day, currently situated 13.28% above its 52 week low of $79.1 and -1.72% away from its one year high of $90.33. The RSI of 63.83 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Symantec Corporation (SYMC) dropped $-0.15 to close the day at a new closing price of $28.26, a -0.53% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 93.46% above its 52 week low of $16.14. A total of 7.37M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 8.2M. The stock, which fluctuated between $28.12 and $28.45 during the day, currently situated -0.91% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 14.65% in the past one month and up by 11.39% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $28.36 and RSI of 77.54, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

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

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) had a light trading with around 7.3M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.76M. The stock traded between $52.05 and $52.8 before closing at the price of $52.8 with 0.84% change on the day. The Beaverton Oregon 97005 based company is currently trading 8.12% above its 52 week low of $49.01 and -18.56% below its 52 week high of $65.44. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 51.56 and $61.81 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories worldwide. It offers products in nine categories, including running, NIKE basketball, the Jordan brand, football, men’s training, women’s training, action sports, sportswear, and golf. The company also markets products designed for kids, as well as for other athletic and recreational uses, such as cricket, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, walking, and outdoor activities. In addition, it sells sports apparel; and markets apparel with licensed college and professional team and league logos. Further, the company sells a line of performance equipment, including bags, socks, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, digital devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, golf clubs, and other equipment under the NIKE brand name for sports activities; various plastic products to other manufacturers; athletic and casual footwear, apparel, and accessories under the Jumpman trademark; action sports and youth lifestyle apparel and accessories under the Hurley trademark; and casual sneakers, apparel, and accessories under the Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron, and Jack Purcell trademarks. Additionally, it licenses agreements that permit unaffiliated parties to manufacture and sell apparel, digital devices, and applications and other equipment for sports activities under NIKE-owned trademarks. The company sells its products to footwear stores, sporting goods stores, athletic specialty stores, department stores, skate, tennis and golf shops, and other retail accounts through NIKE-owned retail stores and Internet Websites (direct to consumer operations), as well as independent distributors and licensees. The company was formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports, Inc. and changed its name to NIKE, Inc. in 1971. NIKE, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

 

Stocks on the Move: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), NIKE, Inc. (NKE), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.22% or $0.04 to close the day at $17.91 on active trading volume of 7.88M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.88M. The Bethesda Maryland 20817 based company has been outperforming the reit – hotel/motel group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 38.31%, compared to the industry which has advanced 34.11% over the same period. With RSI of 44.14, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $18.18, making it a hold for now.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) fell -0.41% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.22 to finish the day at $52.8 with about 7.83M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.89M. The $87.36B market cap company, which fluctuated between $52.48 and $53.01 during the day, currently situated 8.12% above its 52 week low of $49.01 and -18.56% away from its one year high of $65.44. The RSI of 51.27 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories worldwide. It offers products in nine categories, including running, NIKE basketball, the Jordan brand, football, men’s training, women’s training, action sports, sportswear, and golf. The company also markets products designed for kids, as well as for other athletic and recreational uses, such as cricket, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, walking, and outdoor activities. In addition, it sells sports apparel; and markets apparel with licensed college and professional team and league logos. Further, the company sells a line of performance equipment, including bags, socks, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, digital devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, golf clubs, and other equipment under the NIKE brand name for sports activities; various plastic products to other manufacturers; athletic and casual footwear, apparel, and accessories under the Jumpman trademark; action sports and youth lifestyle apparel and accessories under the Hurley trademark; and casual sneakers, apparel, and accessories under the Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron, and Jack Purcell trademarks. Additionally, it licenses agreements that permit unaffiliated parties to manufacture and sell apparel, digital devices, and applications and other equipment for sports activities under NIKE-owned trademarks. The company sells its products to footwear stores, sporting goods stores, athletic specialty stores, department stores, skate, tennis and golf shops, and other retail accounts through NIKE-owned retail stores and Internet Websites (direct to consumer operations), as well as independent distributors and licensees. The company was formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports, Inc. and changed its name to NIKE, Inc. in 1971. NIKE, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) saw its value increase by 0.3% as the stock gained $0.34 to finish the day at a closing price of $113.57. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $99.78-$126.07 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $112.77 to $113.62 during the day, are down by -0.85% in the past three months and down by -7.09% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.66% below its 20 day moving average and -0.54% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $125.06 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 48.9. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, researches and develops, manufactures, and sells various products in the health care field worldwide. It operates through three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices. The Consumer segment offers baby care products under the JOHNSON’S brand name; oral care products under the LISTERINE brand name; skin care products under the AVEENO, CLEAN & CLEAR, DABAO, JOHNSON’S Adult, LE PETITE MARSEILLAIS, LUBRIDERM, NEUTROGENA, and RoC brand names; women’s health products, such as sanitary pads under the STAYFREE and CAREFREE, and o.b. tampon brand names; wound care products, including adhesive bandages under the BAND-AID brand name and first aid products under the NEOSPORIN brand name. This segment also provides over-the-counter medicines, including acetaminophen products under the TYLENOL brand name; cold, flu, and allergy products under the SUDAFED brand name; allergy products under the BENADRYL and ZYRTEC brand names; ibuprofen products under the MOTRIN IB brand name; and heartburn products under the PEPCID brand name. The Pharmaceutical segment provides various products in the areas of immunology, infectious diseases and vaccines, neuroscience, oncology, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The Medical Devices segment offers orthopaedic products; general surgery, biosurgical, endomechanical, and energy products; electrophysiology products to treat cardiovascular disease; sterilization and disinfection products to reduce surgical infection; blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery products; and disposable contact lenses. The company offers its products to general public, retail outlets and distributors, wholesalers, hospitals, and health care professionals for prescription use, as well as for use in the professional fields by physicians, nurses, hospitals, eye care professionals, and clinics. Johnson & Johnson was founded in 1885 and is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: General Mills, Inc. (GIS), NIKE, Inc. (NKE), Masco Corporation (MAS)

General Mills, Inc. (GIS) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.19% or $-0.12 to close the day at $62.48 on active trading volume of 3.54M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.85M. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55426 based company has been outperforming the processed & packaged goods group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 13.52%, compared to the industry which has advanced 10.95% over the same period. With RSI of 56.7, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $63.93, making it a hold for now.

General Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets branded consumer foods in the United States. It operates in three segments: U.S. Retail, International, and Convenience Stores and Foodservice. The company offers ready-to-eat cereals, refrigerated yogurt, soup, meal kits, refrigerated and frozen dough products, dessert and baking mixes, frozen pizza and pizza snacks, grain and fruit and savory snacks, stable and frozen vegetables, and ice cream and frozen desserts, as well as various organic products, including meal kits, granola bars, and cereal. The company markets its products under the Annie’s, Betty Crocker, Bisquick, Bugles, Cascadian Farm, Cheerios, Chex, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Fiber One, Food Should Taste Good, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups, Gardetto’s, Go-Gurt, Gold Medal, Golden Grahams, Häagen-Dazs, Helpers, Jeno’s, Jus-Rol, Kitano, Kix, La Salteña, Lärabar, Latina, Liberté, Lucky Charms, Muir Glen, Nature Valley, Oatmeal Crisp, Old El Paso, Pillsbury, Progresso, Raisin Nut Bran, Total, Totino’s, Trix, Wanchai Ferry, Wheaties, Yoki, and Yoplait names. General Mills, Inc. also supplies branded and unbranded food products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries. It sells its products directly, as well as through broker and distribution arrangements to grocery stores, mass merchandisers, membership stores, natural food chains, e-commerce grocery providers, commercial and noncommercial foodservice distributors and operators, restaurants, and convenience stores, as well as drug, dollar, and discount chains. The company operates 530 ice cream parlors; and franchises 344 branded ice cream parlors. General Mills, Inc. also exports its products primarily to Caribbean and Latin American markets. The company was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) fell -0.34% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.18 to finish the day at $52.9 with about 12.28M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.96M. The $87.52B market cap company, which fluctuated between $51.63 and $52.9 during the day, currently situated 8.33% above its 52 week low of $49.01 and -18.41% away from its one year high of $65.44. The RSI of 52.93 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories worldwide. It offers products in nine categories, including running, NIKE basketball, the Jordan brand, football, men’s training, women’s training, action sports, sportswear, and golf. The company also markets products designed for kids, as well as for other athletic and recreational uses, such as cricket, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, walking, and outdoor activities. In addition, it sells sports apparel; and markets apparel with licensed college and professional team and league logos. Further, the company sells a line of performance equipment, including bags, socks, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, digital devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, golf clubs, and other equipment under the NIKE brand name for sports activities; various plastic products to other manufacturers; athletic and casual footwear, apparel, and accessories under the Jumpman trademark; action sports and youth lifestyle apparel and accessories under the Hurley trademark; and casual sneakers, apparel, and accessories under the Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron, and Jack Purcell trademarks. Additionally, it licenses agreements that permit unaffiliated parties to manufacture and sell apparel, digital devices, and applications and other equipment for sports activities under NIKE-owned trademarks. The company sells its products to footwear stores, sporting goods stores, athletic specialty stores, department stores, skate, tennis and golf shops, and other retail accounts through NIKE-owned retail stores and Internet Websites (direct to consumer operations), as well as independent distributors and licensees. The company was formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports, Inc. and changed its name to NIKE, Inc. in 1971. NIKE, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

Masco Corporation (MAS) saw its value decrease by -1.08% as the stock dropped $-0.36 to finish the day at a closing price of $32.95. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $23.1-$37.38 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $32.71 to $33.32 during the day, are up by 7.59% in the past three months and down by -8.82% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.52% above its 20 day moving average and 2.49% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $37.8 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 56.45. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Masco Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes home improvement and building products in North America and internationally. The company’s Cabinets and Related Products segment offers assembled cabinetry for kitchen, bath, storage, home office, and home entertainment applications; and integrated bathroom vanity and countertop products. Its Plumbing Products segment provides faucets, showerheads, handheld showers, valves, bathing units, shower enclosures, toilets, acrylic tub and shower systems, shower trays, spas and exercise pools, brass and copper plumbing system components, and other plumbing specialties. The company’s Decorative Architectural Products segment offers architectural coatings, including paints, primers, specialty paint and waterproofing products, and stains; cabinet, door, window, and hardware products; and bath hardware and shower accessories. Its Other Specialty Products segment provides vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum windows and patio doors; and manual and electric heavy duty staple guns, hammer tackers, glue guns, and rivet tools. Masco Corporation sells its products under the KRAFTMAID, MERILLAT, QUALITY CABINETS, MOORES, CARDELL, DELTA, PEERLESS, HANSGROHE, AXOR, BRIZO, GINGER, NEWPORT BRASS, BRASSTECH, PLUMB SHOP, BRISTAN, HERITAGE, MIROLIN, HOT SPRING, CALDERA, FREEFLOW SPAS, FANTASY SPAS, ENDLESS POOLS, BRASSCRAFT, COBRA, MASTER PLUMBER, BEHR, BEHR PRO, KILZ, LIBERTY, BRAINERD, FRANKLIN BRASS, ESSENCE SERIES, MILGARD, DURAFLEX, GRIFFIN, PREMIER, EVOLUTION, ARROW, POWERSHOT, and EASYSHOT brands. The company offers its products through home center retailers, mass merchandisers, hardware stores, homebuilders, distributors, and other outlets to consumers and contractors, as well as directly to consumers for home improvement and construction. Masco Corporation was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Taylor, Michigan.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (MXIM), NIKE, Inc. (NKE), Spectra Energy Corp (SE)

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (MXIM) climbed 6.53% during last trading as the stock added $2.74 to finish the day at $44.71 with about 7.46M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.92M. The $12.67B market cap company, which fluctuated between $44.25 and $45.27 during the day, currently situated 52.6% above its 52 week low of $30.31 and 4.83% away from its one year high of $45.27. The RSI of 74.69 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

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

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) dropped $-0.46 to close the day at a new closing price of $53.19, a -0.86% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 8.92% above its 52 week low of $49.01. A total of 7.32M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 8.96M. The stock, which fluctuated between $53.03 and $54.08 during the day, currently situated -17.96% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.7% in the past one month and up by 2.72% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $61.81 and RSI of 54.62, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories worldwide. It offers products in nine categories, including running, NIKE basketball, the Jordan brand, football, men’s training, women’s training, action sports, sportswear, and golf. The company also markets products designed for kids, as well as for other athletic and recreational uses, such as cricket, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, walking, and outdoor activities. In addition, it sells sports apparel; and markets apparel with licensed college and professional team and league logos. Further, the company sells a line of performance equipment, including bags, socks, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, digital devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, golf clubs, and other equipment under the NIKE brand name for sports activities; various plastic products to other manufacturers; athletic and casual footwear, apparel, and accessories under the Jumpman trademark; action sports and youth lifestyle apparel and accessories under the Hurley trademark; and casual sneakers, apparel, and accessories under the Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron, and Jack Purcell trademarks. Additionally, it licenses agreements that permit unaffiliated parties to manufacture and sell apparel, digital devices, and applications and other equipment for sports activities under NIKE-owned trademarks. The company sells its products to footwear stores, sporting goods stores, athletic specialty stores, department stores, skate, tennis and golf shops, and other retail accounts through NIKE-owned retail stores and Internet Websites (direct to consumer operations), as well as independent distributors and licensees. The company was formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports, Inc. and changed its name to NIKE, Inc. in 1971. NIKE, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

Spectra Energy Corp (SE) had a active trading with around 7.06M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.33M. The stock traded between $41.85 and $43.37 before closing at the price of $42 with -3.34% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77056 based company is currently trading 71.2% above its 52 week low of $26.11 and -3.65% below its 52 week high of $44. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 49.06 and $41.8 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Spectra Energy Corp owns and operates a portfolio of natural gas-related energy assets in North America. It operates through four segments: Spectra Energy Partners, Distribution, Western Canada Transmission & Processing, and Field Services. The Spectra Energy Partners segment engages in the transmission, storage, and gathering of natural gas, as well as transportation and storage of crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs) for customers in various regions of the United States and Canada. Its natural gas pipeline systems consist of approximately 21,000 miles of transmission pipelines; and storage capacity comprises 300 billion cubic feet (Bcf). The Distribution segment offers natural gas storage, transmission, and distribution services for residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Canada. It has approximately 40,000 miles of main and service pipelines; storage capacity of approximately 163 Bcf; and transmission system of approximately 3,000 miles of high-pressure pipeline and mainline compressor stations. The Western Canada Transmission & Processing segment provides natural gas transmission, and gas gathering and processing services; and services to natural gas producers to remove impurities from the raw gas stream, including water, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and other substances. It also extracts, fractionates, transports, stores, and markets NGLs for western Canadian producers and NGL customers. It serves local distribution companies, end-use industrial and commercial customers, marketers, and exploration and production companies. The Field Services segment gathers, compresses, treats, processes, transports, stores, and sells natural gas; produces, fractionates, transports, stores, and sells NGLs; recovers and sells condensate; and trades in and markets natural gas and NGLs. It owns or operates approximately 67,000 miles of gathering and transmission pipeline. The company was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks Under Review: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE), Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ), NIKE, Inc. (NKE)

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.61% or $0.3 to close the day at $18.92 on active trading volume of 6.8M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.68M. The Dallas Texas 75225 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas pipelines group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 110.72%, compared to the industry which has advanced 57.84% over the same period. With RSI of 55.2, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $19.84, making it a hold for now.

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

Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ) grew with the stock adding 0.36% or $0.16 to close at $45.09 on light trading volume of 6.78M compared its three months average trading volume of 8.93M. The Deerfield Illinois 60015 based company operating under the Confectioners industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 10.92% up for the period and up by 1.71% so far this year. With price target of $49.51 and a 27.83% rebound from 52-week low, Mondelez International, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Mondelez International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets snack food and beverage products worldwide. The company offers biscuits, including cookies, crackers, and salted snacks; chocolates, and gums and candies; powdered beverages and coffee; and cheese and grocery products. Its primary brand portfolio includes LU, Nabisco and Oreo biscuits; Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk, and Milka chocolates; Trident gum; Jacobs Kaffee; and Tang powdered beverages. Mondelez International, Inc. sells its products to supermarket chains, wholesalers, supercenters, club stores, mass merchandisers, distributors, convenience stores, gasoline stations, drug stores, value stores, and other retail food outlets through direct store delivery, company owned and satellite warehouses, distribution centers, and other facilities, as well as through independent sales offices and agents. The company was formerly known as Kraft Foods Inc. and changed its name to Mondelez International, Inc. in October 2012. Mondelez International, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.77% or $0.41 to close the day at $53.86 on lower than average trading volume of 6.66M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.3M. The Beaverton Oregon 97005 based company has been outperforming the textile – apparel footwear & accessories companies by 4.1608% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 5.96% YTD, versus the textile – apparel footwear & accessories industry which is up 4.92% for the same period. The RSI of 61.09 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories worldwide. It offers products in nine categories, including running, NIKE basketball, the Jordan brand, football, men’s training, women’s training, action sports, sportswear, and golf. The company also markets products designed for kids, as well as for other athletic and recreational uses, such as cricket, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, walking, and outdoor activities. In addition, it sells sports apparel; and markets apparel with licensed college and professional team and league logos. Further, the company sells a line of performance equipment, including bags, socks, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, digital devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, golf clubs, and other equipment under the NIKE brand name for sports activities; various plastic products to other manufacturers; athletic and casual footwear, apparel, and accessories under the Jumpman trademark; action sports and youth lifestyle apparel and accessories under the Hurley trademark; and casual sneakers, apparel, and accessories under the Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron, and Jack Purcell trademarks. Additionally, it licenses agreements that permit unaffiliated parties to manufacture and sell apparel, digital devices, and applications and other equipment for sports activities under NIKE-owned trademarks. The company sells its products to footwear stores, sporting goods stores, athletic specialty stores, department stores, skate, tennis and golf shops, and other retail accounts through NIKE-owned retail stores and Internet Websites (direct to consumer operations), as well as independent distributors and licensees. The company was formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports, Inc. and changed its name to NIKE, Inc. in 1971. NIKE, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: NIKE, Inc. (NKE), Opko Health, Inc. (OPK), Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX)

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) grew with the stock adding 0.39% or $0.21 to close at $53.45 on light trading volume of 6.27M compared its three months average trading volume of 9.22M. The Beaverton Oregon 97005 based company operating under the Textile – Apparel Footwear & Accessories industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -10.89% down for the period and up by 5.15% so far this year. With price target of $62 and a 9.45% rebound from 52-week low, NIKE, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories worldwide. It offers products in nine categories, including running, NIKE basketball, the Jordan brand, football, men’s training, women’s training, action sports, sportswear, and golf. The company also markets products designed for kids, as well as for other athletic and recreational uses, such as cricket, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, walking, and outdoor activities. In addition, it sells sports apparel; and markets apparel with licensed college and professional team and league logos. Further, the company sells a line of performance equipment, including bags, socks, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, digital devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, golf clubs, and other equipment under the NIKE brand name for sports activities; various plastic products to other manufacturers; athletic and casual footwear, apparel, and accessories under the Jumpman trademark; action sports and youth lifestyle apparel and accessories under the Hurley trademark; and casual sneakers, apparel, and accessories under the Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron, and Jack Purcell trademarks. Additionally, it licenses agreements that permit unaffiliated parties to manufacture and sell apparel, digital devices, and applications and other equipment for sports activities under NIKE-owned trademarks. The company sells its products to footwear stores, sporting goods stores, athletic specialty stores, department stores, skate, tennis and golf shops, and other retail accounts through NIKE-owned retail stores and Internet Websites (direct to consumer operations), as well as independent distributors and licensees. The company was formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports, Inc. and changed its name to NIKE, Inc. in 1971. NIKE, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

Opko Health, Inc. (OPK) dropped $-0.06 to close the day at a new closing price of $8.46, a -0.7% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 14.02% above its 52 week low of $7.42. A total of 6.25M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.68M. The stock, which fluctuated between $8.42 and $8.62 during the day, currently situated -30.37% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -28.% in the past one month and down by -9.9% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $15.5 and RSI of 29.12, the stock still has upside potential, making it a buy for now.

OPKO Health, Inc., a biopharmaceutical and diagnostics company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel and proprietary technologies in the United States, Ireland, Chile, Spain, Israel, and Mexico. Its diagnostics business operates Bio-Reference Laboratories, a clinical laboratory that offers comprehensive laboratory testing services in the detection, diagnosis, evaluation, monitoring, and treatment of diseases, including esoteric testing, molecular diagnostics, anatomical pathology, genetics, women’s health, and correctional healthcare to physician offices, clinics, hospitals, employers, and governmental units. The Bio-Reference Laboratories also provides core genetic testing and leverages products, such as the 4Kscore prostate cancer test and the Claros 1 in-office immunoassay platform. The company’s pharmaceutical segment features Rayaldee, a treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism in stage 3-4 chronic kidney disease patients with vitamin D deficiency and VARUBI for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Its biologics business engages in developing and commercializing hGH-CTP, a recombinant human growth hormone product under development for the treatment of growth hormone deficiency, and developing Factor VIIa drug for hemophilia using the carboxl terminal peptide technology. The company was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX) shares were down in last trading by -0.59% to $23.54. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.51% over the past week and grew 9.59% in the past month. It is currently trading 8.31% above its 50 day moving average and 4.31% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -5.04% decrease in value from its one year high of $24.79. The RSI indicator value of 67.88, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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