Stocks on the Move: Entergy Corporation (ETR), Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN), DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (XRAY)

Entergy Corporation (ETR) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.83% or $2 to close the day at $72.77 on active trading volume of 2.36M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.36M. The New Orleans Louisiana 70113 based company has been outperforming the electric utilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 3.79%, compared to the industry which has advanced 9.24% over the same period. With RSI of 61.81, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $73.5, making it a hold for now.

Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation and distribution of electricity in the United States. It operates in two segments, Utility and Entergy Wholesale Commodities. The Utility segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power in portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans; and distributes natural gas. The Entergy Wholesale Commodities segment is engaged in the ownership, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear power plants located in the northern United States; sells the electric power to wholesale customers; offers services to other nuclear power plant owners; and owns interests in non-nuclear power plants that sell the electric power to wholesale customers. This segment sells energy to retail power providers, utilities, electric power co-operatives, power trading organizations, and other power generation companies. It generates electricity through gas/oil, nuclear, coal, wind, and hydro power. The company’s power plants have approximately 30,000 megawatts (MW) of aggregate electric generating capacity, including approximately 10,000 MW of nuclear-fueled capacity. It delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) climbed 0.09% during last trading as the stock added $0.04 to finish the day at $44.85 with about 2.33M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.01M. The $15.62B market cap company, which fluctuated between $44.52 and $44.95 during the day, currently situated 11.35% above its 52 week low of $40.28 and -18.78% away from its one year high of $55.94. The RSI of 71.68 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Nielsen Holdings plc operates as an information and measurement company. The company provides media and marketing information, analytics, and manufacturer and retailer expertise about what and where consumers buy, read, watch and listen. Its Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. This segment provides data on retail measurement services, such as market share and competitive sales volumes; insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising, and promotion; consumer panel measurement, which offers insight into shopper behavior and customer segmentation; and consumer intelligence and analytical services for decision making in development and marketing cycles. The company’s Watch segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries for television, radio, digital and mobile viewing, and listening platforms. It offers television audience measurement services, including more than one screen, unduplicated reach, cause and effect analysis, and program viewing behavior testing; audio audience measurement services; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement services comprising measurement and consumer research for telecom and media companies; and advertiser solutions. The company was formerly known as Nielsen N.V. and changed its name to Nielsen Holdings plc in August 2015. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Oxford, the United Kingdom.

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (XRAY) saw its value increase by 0.6% as the stock gained $0.36 to finish the day at a closing price of $60.74. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $55-$65.83 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $60 to $60.76 during the day, are up by 1.42% in the past three months and up by 1.98% over the past six months. It is currently trading 6.08% above its 20 day moving average and 4.6% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $66.5 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 70.18. The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

DENTSPLY International Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets various consumable dental products for the professional dental market in the United States and internationally. The company provides dental consumable products, including dental anesthetics, prophylaxis paste, dental sealants, impression materials, restorative materials, tooth whiteners, and topical fluoride; and small equipment products comprising dental handpieces, intraoral curing light systems, dental diagnostic systems, and ultrasonic scalers and polishers. It also offers dental laboratory products, such as dental prosthetics that include artificial teeth, precious metal dental alloys, dental ceramics, and crown and bridge materials, as well as computer aided design and machining ceramic systems, and porcelain furnaces. In addition, the company provides dental specialty products, which include endodontic instruments and materials, implants and related products, 3D digital scanning and treatment planning software, and dental and orthodontic appliances and accessories. Further, it offers consumable medical device products, such as urology catheters, various surgical products, medical drills, and other products. The company markets and sells its dental products through distributors, dealers, and importers to dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental laboratories, and dental schools; and medical products directly, as well as through distributors to urologists, urology nurses, and general practitioners. DENTSPLY International Inc. was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in York, Pennsylvania.

 

Stocks Alert: Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN), Pfizer Inc. (PFE), Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN)

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN) retreated with the stock falling -0.18% or $-0.16 to close at $88.04 on active trading volume of 7.87M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.06M. The Glenview Illinois 60026 based company operating under the Processed & Packaged Goods industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 23.31% up for the period and up by 24.42% so far this year. With price target of $81.7 and a 27.13% rebound from 52-week low, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company manufactures, distributes, and sells infant formulas, children’s nutrition, and other nutritional products. It offers routine infant formula products as a breast milk substitute for healthy infants for use as the infant’s source of nutrition, as well as a supplement to breastfeeding under the Enfamil Premium, Enfapro Premium, Enfalac A+, and Enfamil A+ names; and solutions products to address common feeding tolerance problems, including spit-up, fussiness, gas, and lactose intolerance under the Enfamil Gentlease, Enfamil A.R., Enfamil ProSobee, and Enfamil LactoFree names. The company also provides specialty formula products, including formulas for addressing special medical needs, such as Nutramigen for cow’s milk protein allergies, as well as Puramino, an amino acid formula for cow’s milk protein allergies or multiple other food allergies; Enfamil Premature to meet the needs of premature and low birth weight infants; EnfaCare, a hypercaloric formula for premature babies at home; and produces medical foods for nutritional management of individuals with rare, inborn errors of metabolism comprising maple syrup urine disease and phenylketonuria. In addition, it offers children’s nutrition products comprising products for meeting children’s nutritional needs at toddlers and older children stage, as well as offer milk modifiers under the Enfagrow, Sustagen, Lactum, ChocoMilk, and Cal-C-Tose names; a range of other products, including pre-natal and post-natal nutritional supplements for expectant and nursing mothers under the Expecta and EnfaMama names; and pediatric vitamin products under the Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol name, as well as multivitamins and iron supplements for infants. The company sells its products to mothers, health care professionals, and retailers in approximately 50 countries in Asia, North America, Latin America, and Europe. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Glenview, Illinois.

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) gained $0.14 to close the day at a new closing price of $32.75, a 0.43% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 18.28% above its 52 week low of $28.74. A total of 22.89M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 24.94M. The stock, which fluctuated between $32.35 and $32.77 during the day, currently situated -9.89% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 1.73% in the past one month and up by 1.51% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $37.48 and RSI of 65, the stock still has upside potential, 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, Transgene S.A., Edelris SAS, IGNITE Immunotherapy Inc., and AbCellera Biologics Inc.; and a research and development agreement with the National Cancer Institute. The company has a partnership with The University of Pittsburgh. Pfizer Inc. was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) shares were down in last trading by -0.47% to $44.77. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 6.95% over the past week and grew 5.69% in the past month. It is currently trading 6.05% above its 50 day moving average and -8.19% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -18.93% decrease in value from its one year high of $55.94. The RSI indicator value of 71.11, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Nielsen Holdings plc operates as an information and measurement company. The company provides media and marketing information, analytics, and manufacturer and retailer expertise about what and where consumers buy, read, watch and listen. Its Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. This segment provides data on retail measurement services, such as market share and competitive sales volumes; insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising, and promotion; consumer panel measurement, which offers insight into shopper behavior and customer segmentation; and consumer intelligence and analytical services for decision making in development and marketing cycles. The company’s Watch segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries for television, radio, digital and mobile viewing, and listening platforms. It offers television audience measurement services, including more than one screen, unduplicated reach, cause and effect analysis, and program viewing behavior testing; audio audience measurement services; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement services comprising measurement and consumer research for telecom and media companies; and advertiser solutions. The company was formerly known as Nielsen N.V. and changed its name to Nielsen Holdings plc in August 2015. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Oxford, the United Kingdom.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL), American International Group, Inc. (AIG), Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN)

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) saw its value increase by 1.68% as the stock gained $1.12 to finish the day at a closing price of $67.72. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $63.43-$75.38 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $66.47 to $67.85 during the day, are down by -3.21% in the past three months and down by -8.55% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.99% above its 20 day moving average and 2.76% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $69.69 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 59.33.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) shares were up in last trading by 0.44% to $65.61. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.03% over the past week and fell -2% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.13% above its 50 day moving average and 10.75% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.76% decrease in value from its one year high of $67.47. The RSI indicator value of 52.78, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through two segments, Commercial Insurance and Consumer Insurance. The company’s Commercial Insurance segment offers general liability, commercial automobile liability, workers’ compensation, excess casualty, and crisis management causality insurance products, as well as various risk-sharing and other customized structured programs; commercial, industrial, and energy-related property insurance products; aerospace, environmental, political risk, trade credit, surety, and marine insurance products; various insurance products for small and medium sized enterprises; and professional liability insurance products. It also provides mortgage guaranty insurance; stable value wrap products, and structured settlement and terminal funding annuities; and corporate- and bank-owned life insurance and guaranteed investment contracts. This segment sells its products through independent retail and wholesale brokers, agency network, specialized marketing and consulting firms, and structured settlement brokers. Its Consumer Insurance segment offers retirement products, such as fixed annuities, and immediate and deferred income annuities; variable and fixed index annuities; and mutual funds, and plan administrative and compliance services. This segment’s products also include term and whole life, cancer, and critical illness insurance products; personal accident and supplemental health products; travel insurance products and services; automobile and homeowners, and extended warranty insurance; and identity theft and credit card protection products. It sells its products through agents, direct marketing, independent marketing organizations, financial advisors, banks, wirehouses, and broker-dealers. The company was founded in 1919 and is based in New York, New York.

Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) traded within a range of $43.26 to $44.61 after opening the day at $43.27. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 5.63% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.62% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $44.31 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -19.76% below its 52 week high of $55.94 and 10% above its 12-month low of $40.28. The shares are down by over -1.12% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 71.37 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Nielsen Holdings plc operates as an information and measurement company. The company provides media and marketing information, analytics, and manufacturer and retailer expertise about what and where consumers buy, read, watch and listen. Its Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. This segment provides data on retail measurement services, such as market share and competitive sales volumes; insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising, and promotion; consumer panel measurement, which offers insight into shopper behavior and customer segmentation; and consumer intelligence and analytical services for decision making in development and marketing cycles. The company’s Watch segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries for television, radio, digital and mobile viewing, and listening platforms. It offers television audience measurement services, including more than one screen, unduplicated reach, cause and effect analysis, and program viewing behavior testing; audio audience measurement services; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement services comprising measurement and consumer research for telecom and media companies; and advertiser solutions. The company was formerly known as Nielsen N.V. and changed its name to Nielsen Holdings plc in August 2015. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Oxford, the United Kingdom.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Intuit Inc. (INTU), Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN), International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Intuit Inc. (INTU) had a active trading with around 2.96M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.16M. The stock traded between $111.9 and $117.66 before closing at the price of $116.55 with -0.79% change on the day. The Mountain View California 94043 based company is currently trading 33.72% above its 52 week low of $88.17 and -3.32% below its 52 week high of $120.55. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 44.16 and $116.63 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Intuit Inc. provides business and financial management solutions for small businesses, consumers, and accounting professionals primarily in the United States and internationally. The company’s Small Business segment provides QuickBooks financial and business management online services, and desktop software; QuickBooks technical support services; financial supplies; and QuickBooks Online Accountant, QuickBooks Accountant Desktop, and QuickBooks Desktop Accountant Plus, as well as the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program for the accounting professionals. This segment also offers small business payroll products and services, including online payroll offerings, such as Quickbooks Online Payroll and Intuit Online Payroll; desktop payroll offerings comprising QuickBooks Basic Payroll and QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll; and full service payroll offerings, such as Intuit Full Service Payroll and QuickBooks Assisted Payroll. In addition, it provides merchant services, including credit and debit card processing; Web-based transaction processing services for online merchants; online payment services; GoPayment mobile payment processing services; and QuickBooks point of sale solutions. Its Consumer segment provides TurboTax income tax preparation products and services; and electronic tax filing services. The company’s Professional Tax segment offers Lacerte, ProSeries, ProFile, and Intuit Tax Online professional tax products and services; and electronic tax filing services, bank product transmission services, and training services. The company sells its products and services through various sales and distribution channels, including Websites, promotions, call centers, retail locations, and online mobile application stores, as well as through alliance partners, such as banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions. Intuit Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.48% or $0.2 to close the day at $42.06 on active trading volume of 2.95M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.91M. The New York New York 10004 based company has been underperforming the information & delivery services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -4.51%, compared to the industry which has advanced 18.94% over the same period. With RSI of 54.91, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $48.29, making it a hold for now.

Nielsen Holdings plc operates as an information and measurement company. The company provides media and marketing information, analytics, and manufacturer and retailer expertise about what and where consumers buy, read, watch and listen. Its Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. This segment provides data on retail measurement services, such as market share and competitive sales volumes; insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising, and promotion; consumer panel measurement, which offers insight into shopper behavior and customer segmentation; and consumer intelligence and analytical services for decision making in development and marketing cycles. The company’s Watch segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries for television, radio, digital and mobile viewing, and listening platforms. It offers television audience measurement services, including more than one screen, unduplicated reach, cause and effect analysis, and program viewing behavior testing; audio audience measurement services; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement services comprising measurement and consumer research for telecom and media companies; and advertiser solutions. The company was formerly known as Nielsen N.V. and changed its name to Nielsen Holdings plc in August 2015. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Oxford, the United Kingdom.

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) shares were down in last trading by -1.28% to $176.17. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.08% over the past week and grew 5.08% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.59% above its 50 day moving average and 12.29% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.72% decrease in value from its one year high of $179.25. The RSI indicator value of 60.69, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. The company’s Global Technology Services segment provides IT infrastructure services, such as IT outsourcing, integrated technology, cloud, and technology support services. Its Global Business Services segment offers consulting and systems integration services for strategy and transformation, application innovation services, enterprise applications, and analytics; application management, maintenance, and support services; and processing platforms and business process outsourcing services. The company’s Software segment provides middleware and operating systems software, including WebSphere software to integrate and manage business processes; information management software that enables clients to integrate, manage, and analyze data from various sources; Tivoli software that manages business infrastructure in real time; Workforce Solutions, which enables businesses to connect people and processes; and Rational software that supports software development. This segment also provides Watson software to interact in natural language, process big data, and learn from interactions with people and computers; Watson Health that offers data analytics and insights of individual health; and Watson Internet of Things that allows direct sensing and communication of data. Its Systems Hardware segment offers infrastructure technologies, such as servers for businesses, organizations, and technical computing applications; and data storage products and solutions. The company’s Global Financing segment provides lease and loan financing; commercial financing to suppliers, distributors, and remarketers; and remanufacturing and remarketing services. The company was formerly known as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. and changed its name to International Business Machines Corporation in 1924. The company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Armonk, New York.

 

Stocks Alert: First Data Corporation (FDC), Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN), American Tower Corporation (AMT)

First Data Corporation (FDC) retreated with the stock falling -0.64% or $-0.1 to close at $15.54 on light trading volume of 2.16M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.38M. The Atlanta Georgia 30342 based company has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 20.47% up for the period and up by 9.51% so far this year. With price target of $17.25 and a 85.66% rebound from 52-week low, First Data Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

First Data Corporation provides electronic commerce solutions for merchants, financial institutions, and card issuers worldwide. It operates through three segments: Global Business Solutions, Global Financial Solutions, and Network & Security Solutions. The Global Business Solutions segment offers retail point-of-sale merchant acquiring and e-commerce services; and next-generation offerings, such as mobile payment services and webstore-in-a-box solutions, as well as its cloud-based Clover point-of-sale operating system, which includes a marketplace for proprietary and third-party business applications. The Global Financial Solutions segment provides credit solutions for bank and non-bank issuers, including credit and retail private-label card processing solutions; and licensed financial software systems, such as VisionPLUS bank processing application and lending solutions. This segment also offers a suite of related services, including card personalization and embossing, statement printing, client service, and remittance processing services to financial institutions. The Network & Security Solutions segment provides various value-added solutions, which include electronic funds transfer network solutions, such as debit card processing solutions; stored value network solutions; and security and fraud management solutions. This segment also supports its online and mobile banking digital strategies, and its business supporting mobile wallets. First Data Corporation was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) dropped $-0.47 to close the day at a new closing price of $41.99, a -1.11% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 4.25% above its 52 week low of $40.28. A total of 2.16M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.91M. The stock, which fluctuated between $41.95 and $42.61 during the day, currently situated -23.96% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -1.25% in the past one month and down by -3.45% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $48.29 and RSI of 53.47, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Nielsen Holdings plc operates as an information and measurement company. The company provides media and marketing information, analytics, and manufacturer and retailer expertise about what and where consumers buy, read, watch and listen. Its Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. This segment provides data on retail measurement services, such as market share and competitive sales volumes; insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising, and promotion; consumer panel measurement, which offers insight into shopper behavior and customer segmentation; and consumer intelligence and analytical services for decision making in development and marketing cycles. The company’s Watch segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries for television, radio, digital and mobile viewing, and listening platforms. It offers television audience measurement services, including more than one screen, unduplicated reach, cause and effect analysis, and program viewing behavior testing; audio audience measurement services; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement services comprising measurement and consumer research for telecom and media companies; and advertiser solutions. The company was formerly known as Nielsen N.V. and changed its name to Nielsen Holdings plc in August 2015. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Oxford, the United Kingdom.

American Tower Corporation (AMT) shares were down in last trading by -1.53% to $103.64. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.61% over the past week and fell -2.2% in the past month. It is currently trading -0.87% below its 50 day moving average and -4.56% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -11.76% decrease in value from its one year high of $118.26. The RSI indicator value of 49, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

American Tower Corporation is a real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in leasing of space on multi-tenant communications sites to wireless service providers, radio and television broadcast companies, wireless data and data providers, government agencies and municipalities and tenants in a number of other industries. American Tower Corporation was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Stocks on the Move: Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT), International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN)

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.09% or $-0.05 to close the day at $57.3 on light trading volume of 2.62M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.46M. The McLean Virginia 22102 based company has been outperforming the lodging group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 62.4%, compared to the industry which has advanced 13.11% over the same period. With RSI of 55.51, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $80.78, making it a hold for now.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., a hospitality company, owns, leases, manages, develops, and franchises hotels, resorts, and timeshare properties worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Ownership, Management and Franchise, and Timeshare. It also licenses its brands to franchisees; provides hotel management services for third parties; and markets and sells timeshare interests owned by Hilton and third parties. In addition, the company provides consumer financing, which includes interest income generated from the origination of consumer loans to finance their purchase of timeshare intervals. It operates hotels under the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Grand Vacations, and Hampton Inn brands. As of December 29, 2016, the company had approximately 4,800 managed, franchised, owned, and leased hotels, resorts, and timeshare properties comprising 789,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) climbed 0.17% during last trading as the stock added $0.29 to finish the day at $174.58 with about 2.62M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.72M. The $166B market cap company, which fluctuated between $173.55 and $174.97 during the day, currently situated 53.46% above its 52 week low of $116.9 and -2.61% away from its one year high of $179.25. The RSI of 62.68 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. The company’s Global Technology Services segment provides IT infrastructure services, such as IT outsourcing, integrated technology, cloud, and technology support services. Its Global Business Services segment offers consulting and systems integration services for strategy and transformation, application innovation services, enterprise applications, and analytics; application management, maintenance, and support services; and processing platforms and business process outsourcing services. The company’s Software segment provides middleware and operating systems software, including WebSphere software to integrate and manage business processes; information management software that enables clients to integrate, manage, and analyze data from various sources; Tivoli software that manages business infrastructure in real time; Workforce Solutions, which enables businesses to connect people and processes; and Rational software that supports software development. This segment also provides Watson software to interact in natural language, process big data, and learn from interactions with people and computers; Watson Health that offers data analytics and insights of individual health; and Watson Internet of Things that allows direct sensing and communication of data. Its Systems Hardware segment offers infrastructure technologies, such as servers for businesses, organizations, and technical computing applications; and data storage products and solutions. The company’s Global Financing segment provides lease and loan financing; commercial financing to suppliers, distributors, and remarketers; and remanufacturing and remarketing services. The company was formerly known as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. and changed its name to International Business Machines Corporation in 1924. The company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Armonk, New York.

Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) saw its value increase by 0.8% as the stock gained $0.33 to finish the day at a closing price of $41.65. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $40.28-$55.94 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $40.88 to $41.81 during the day, are down by -7.4% in the past three months and down by -20.91% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.19% above its 20 day moving average and -1.44% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $48.29 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 51.3. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Nielsen Holdings plc operates as an information and measurement company. The company provides media and marketing information, analytics, and manufacturer and retailer expertise about what and where consumers buy, read, watch and listen. Its Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. This segment provides data on retail measurement services, such as market share and competitive sales volumes; insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising, and promotion; consumer panel measurement, which offers insight into shopper behavior and customer segmentation; and consumer intelligence and analytical services for decision making in development and marketing cycles. The company’s Watch segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries for television, radio, digital and mobile viewing, and listening platforms. It offers television audience measurement services, including more than one screen, unduplicated reach, cause and effect analysis, and program viewing behavior testing; audio audience measurement services; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement services comprising measurement and consumer research for telecom and media companies; and advertiser solutions. The company was formerly known as Nielsen N.V. and changed its name to Nielsen Holdings plc in August 2015. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Oxford, the United Kingdom.

 

Stocks Roundup: Centene Corporation (CNC), Nasdaq, Inc. (NDAQ), Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN)

Centene Corporation (CNC) grew with the stock adding 0.83% or $0.52 to close at $63.27 on light trading volume of 1.03M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.99M. The St. Louis Missouri 63105 based company operating under the Health Care Plans industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -0.5% down for the period and up by 11.96% so far this year. With price target of $73.06 and a 33.59% rebound from 52-week low, Centene Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Centene Corporation operates as a diversified and multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides programs and services to under-insured and uninsured individuals in the United States. It operates through two segments, Managed Care and Specialty Services. The Managed Care segment offers Medicaid and Medicaid-related health plan coverage to individuals through government subsidized programs, including Medicaid, the State children’s health insurance program, long-term care, foster care, and dual-eligible individual, as well as aged, blind, or disabled programs. Its health plans include primary and specialty physician care, inpatient and outpatient hospital care, emergency and urgent care, prenatal care, laboratory and x-ray services, home health and durable medical equipment, behavioral health and substance abuse, 24-hour nurse advice line, transportation assistance, vision care, dental care, immunizations, prescriptions and limited over-the-counter drugs, specialty pharmacy, therapies, social work services, and care coordination. The Specialty Services segment provides pharmacy benefits management services; health, triage, wellness, and disease management services; vision services; dental services; correctional healthcare services; in-home health services; and integrated long-term care services, as well as care management software that automate the clinical, administrative, and technical components of care management programs. This segment offers its services and products to state programs, healthcare organizations, employer groups, and other commercial organizations. The company provides its services through primary and specialty care physicians, hospitals, and ancillary providers. Centene Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Nasdaq, Inc. (NDAQ) had a light trading with around 1.48M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 798.78K. The stock traded between $67.26 and $70.61 before closing at the price of $70.54 with 3.46% change on the day. The New York New York 10006 based company is currently trading 24.16% above its 52 week low of $57.85 and -1% below its 52 week high of $71.92. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $76.43 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Nasdaq, Inc. provides trading, clearing, exchange technology, regulatory, securities listing, information, and public company services worldwide. It operates in four segments: Market Services, Listing Services, Information Services, and Technology Solutions. The Market Services segment offers equity derivative trading and clearing; cash equity trading; fixed income, currency, and commodities trading and clearing; and access and broker services. This segment operates various exchanges and other marketplace facilities across various asset classes, including derivatives, commodities, cash equity, debt, structured products, and exchange traded products; and provides clearing, settlement, and central depository services, as well as offers transaction-based platforms. The Listing Services segment operates various listing platforms, which offer capital raising solutions for private and public companies. Its primary listing markets include The NASDAQ Stock Market, and the Nasdaq Nordic and Nasdaq Baltic exchanges. The Information Services segment sells and distributes historical and real-time quote and trade information to market participants and data distributors; and develops and licenses Nasdaq branded indexes, associated derivatives, and financial products, as well as provides custom calculation services for third-party clients. The Technology Solutions segment offers corporate solutions in investor relations, public relations, multimedia solutions, and governance. It also provides technology solutions for trading, clearing, settlement, surveillance, and information dissemination; facility management and systems integration, and advisory services; and broker services, as well as enterprise governance, risk management, and compliance software and services. The company was formerly known as The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. and changed its name to Nasdaq, Inc. in September 2015. Nasdaq, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) saw its value decrease by -0.39% as the stock dropped $-0.16 to finish the day at a closing price of $40.91. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $40.28-$55.94 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $40.68 to $41.18 during the day, are down by -7.74% in the past three months and down by -22.52% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.82% below its 20 day moving average and -3.44% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $48.29 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 39.6.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Nielsen Holdings plc operates as an information and measurement company. The company provides media and marketing information, analytics, and manufacturer and retailer expertise about what and where consumers buy, read, watch and listen. Its Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. This segment provides data on retail measurement services, such as market share and competitive sales volumes; insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising, and promotion; consumer panel measurement, which offers insight into shopper behavior and customer segmentation; and consumer intelligence and analytical services for decision making in development and marketing cycles. The company’s Watch segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries for television, radio, digital and mobile viewing, and listening platforms. It offers television audience measurement services, including more than one screen, unduplicated reach, cause and effect analysis, and program viewing behavior testing; audio audience measurement services; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement services comprising measurement and consumer research for telecom and media companies; and advertiser solutions. The company was formerly known as Nielsen N.V. and changed its name to Nielsen Holdings plc in August 2015. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Oxford, the United Kingdom.

 

Stocks In Queue: Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN), FedEx Corporation (FDX), ServiceNow, Inc. (NOW)

Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) climbed 0.44% during last trading as the stock added $0.18 to finish the day at $40.89 with about 2M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.98M. The $14.62B market cap company, which fluctuated between $40.57 and $41.02 during the day, currently situated 1.14% above its 52 week low of $40.43 and -25.95% away from its one year high of $55.94. The RSI of 37.78 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Nielsen Holdings plc operates as an information and measurement company. The company provides media and marketing information, analytics, and manufacturer and retailer expertise about what and where consumers buy, read, watch and listen. Its Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. This segment provides data on retail measurement services, such as market share and competitive sales volumes; insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising, and promotion; consumer panel measurement, which offers insight into shopper behavior and customer segmentation; and consumer intelligence and analytical services for decision making in development and marketing cycles. The company’s Watch segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries for television, radio, digital and mobile viewing, and listening platforms. It offers television audience measurement services, including more than one screen, unduplicated reach, cause and effect analysis, and program viewing behavior testing; audio audience measurement services; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement services comprising measurement and consumer research for telecom and media companies; and advertiser solutions. The company was formerly known as Nielsen N.V. and changed its name to Nielsen Holdings plc in August 2015. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Oxford, the United Kingdom.

FedEx Corporation (FDX) gained $3.34 to close the day at a new closing price of $195.92, a 1.73% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 60.97% above its 52 week low of $122.78. A total of 1.99M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.67M. The stock, which fluctuated between $191.8 and $196.42 during the day, currently situated -2.8% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.82% in the past one month and up by 13.09% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $210.1 and RSI of 65.49, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. The company’s FedEx Express segment provides various shipping services for the delivery of packages and freight; international trade services specializing in customs brokerage, and ocean and air freight forwarding services; assistance with the customs-trade partnership against terrorism program; and customs clearance services, as well as an information tool that allows customers to track and manage imports. This segment also publishes customs duty and tax information; and offers critical inventory logistics, transportation management, and temperature-controlled transportation services, as well as international express transportation, small-package ground delivery, and freight transportation services. Its FedEx Ground segment provides business and residential money-back guaranteed ground package delivery services; and consolidates and delivers low-weight and less time-sensitive business-to-consumer packages, as well as offers third-party logistics services. The company’s FedEx Freight segment offers less-than-truckload freight, and freight-shipping services. As of May 31, 2016, this segment operated approximately 65,000 vehicles and trailers from a network of approximately 370 service centers. Its FedEx Services segment provides sale, marketing, information technology, communication, customer, technical support, billing and collection, and other back-office support services; FedEx Mobile, a suite of solutions to track packages, create shipping labels, view account-specific rate quotes, and access drop-off location information; access to copying and digital printing through retail and Web-based platforms, signs and graphics, professional finishing, computer rentals, and ground shipping and time-definite express shipping services; and packing services, supplies, and boxes. The company was founded in 1971 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee.

ServiceNow, Inc. (NOW) had a active trading with around 1.98M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.67M. The stock traded between $88.71 and $90.5 before closing at the price of $90.09 with 0.68% change on the day. The Santa Clara California 95054 based company is currently trading 95.85% above its 52 week low of $46 and -3.11% below its 52 week high of $92.98. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 72.01 and $102.36 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

ServiceNow, Inc. provides enterprise cloud-based solutions that define, structure, manage, and automate services in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. It offers service management solutions, including incident management, problem management, change management, and request management, as well as service catalog and knowledge base; and information technology (IT), HR, customer service, security operations, facilities, and field service management solutions. The company also provides business management solutions, such as financial management solutions; project portfolio suite that provides capabilities to plan, organize, and manage projects; governance, risk, and compliance solution that provides clarity into compliance and audit initiatives; and performance analytics solutions, as well as offers ServiceNow platform that integrates various business applications. In addition, it offers IT operations management solutions that include ServiceWatch Mapping, a service mapping and discovery solution; ServiceWatch Insight that adds event management to the ServiceWatch Mapping bundle, as well as offers insight on the issues affecting service availability and performance; and ServiceWatch Suite that adds orchestration and cloud management to the ServiceNow ITOM products. Further, the company offers professional, education, and customer support services. It serves enterprises in various industries, including financial services, consumer products, IT services, health care, and technology. The company sells products through its direct sales team, as well as indirectly through third-party channels by partnering with systems integrators, managed services providers, and resale partners. The company was formerly known as Service-now.com and changed its name to ServiceNow, Inc. in May 2012. ServiceNow, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: CA, Inc. (CA), Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN)

CA, Inc. (CA) fell -4.98% during last trading as the stock lost $-1.64 to finish the day at $31.31 with about 8.25M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.45M. The $13.07B market cap company, which fluctuated between $30.92 and $32.01 during the day, currently situated 23.75% above its 52 week low of $26.86 and -9.1% away from its one year high of $34.99. The RSI of 37.45 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

CA, Inc. provides information technology (IT) management software and solutions that help organizations plan, develop, manage, and secure applications and IT infrastructure in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Mainframe Solutions, Enterprise Solutions, and Services. The Mainframe Solutions segment’s products portfolio include databases and database management, systems and operations management, application development, and security and compliance. The Enterprise Solutions segment provides products that are designed for distributed and cloud computing environments and run on industry standard servers. It offers Agile management solutions, which enables customers to plan and manage software development process and IT services delivery; DevOps solutions comprising a range of solutions that allow customers to deliver and manage applications and IT infrastructure; and security solutions, such as identity-centric security portfolio that allows customers to manage identities and regulate access from the device to the data center. The Services segment offers consulting, implementation, application management services, education, and support services to commercial and government customers. The company serves banks, insurance companies, other financial services providers, government agencies, global service providers, telecommunication providers, manufacturers, technology companies, retailers, educational organizations, and health care institutions. CA, Inc. sells its solutions through direct sales force, as well as indirectly through its partners. The company was formerly known as CA Technologies and changed its name to CA, Inc. in 2006. CA, Inc. was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) gained $0.3 to close the day at a new closing price of $41, a 0.74% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 1.41% above its 52 week low of $40.43. A total of 8.17M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.28M. The stock, which fluctuated between $40.81 and $41.48 during the day, currently situated -25.75% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -4.14% in the past one month and down by -24.83% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $48.29 and RSI of 37.82, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Nielsen Holdings plc operates as an information and measurement company. The company provides media and marketing information, analytics, and manufacturer and retailer expertise about what and where consumers buy, read, watch and listen. Its Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. This segment provides data on retail measurement services, such as market share and competitive sales volumes; insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising, and promotion; consumer panel measurement, which offers insight into shopper behavior and customer segmentation; and consumer intelligence and analytical services for decision making in development and marketing cycles. The company’s Watch segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries for television, radio, digital and mobile viewing, and listening platforms. It offers television audience measurement services, including more than one screen, unduplicated reach, cause and effect analysis, and program viewing behavior testing; audio audience measurement services; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement services comprising measurement and consumer research for telecom and media companies; and advertiser solutions. The company was formerly known as Nielsen N.V. and changed its name to Nielsen Holdings plc in August 2015. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Oxford, the United Kingdom.

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) had a active trading with around 8.11M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.31M. The stock traded between $77.19 and $78.72 before closing at the price of $78.58 with 1.95% change on the day. The Dallas Texas 75243 based company is currently trading 63.11% above its 52 week low of $49.1 and 1.63% above its 52 week high of $78.72. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 71.84 and $76.37 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing. The Analog segment offers high volume analog and logic products for automotive safety devices, touch screen controllers, low voltage motor drivers, and integrated motor controllers; and power management products that include catalog and application-specific standard products to enhance the efficiency of powered devices using battery management solutions, portable power conversion devices, power supply controls, and point-of-load products. This segment also provides high performance analog products, such as high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products, and precision products; and silicon valley analog products, including power management, data converter, interface, and operational amplifier catalog analog products that are used in manufacturing various electronic systems. The Embedded Processing segment offers microcontroller products, which are systems with a processor core, memory, and peripherals to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment; processor products comprising digital signal and applications processors; and connectivity products consisting of electronic devices to connect and transfer data. The company also provides DLP products primarily used in projectors to create high-definition images; application-specific integrated circuits; calculators; and baseband products, as well as OMAP applications processors and connectivity products. It markets and sells its products through a direct sales force and distributors. Texas Instruments Incorporated was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

 

Stocks In Action: Calpine Corporation (CPN), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN)

Calpine Corporation (CPN) traded within a range of $11.72 to $11.96 after opening the day at $11.76. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 3.59% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.11% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $11.84 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -28.2% below its 52 week high of $16.49 and 13.96% above its 12-month low of $10.39. The shares are down by over -6.48% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 50.06 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Calpine Corporation, a wholesale power generation company, owns and operates natural gas-fired and geothermal power plants in North America. It operates natural gas-fired combustion turbines and renewable geothermal conventional steam turbines. The company sells power, steam, capacity, renewable energy credits, and ancillary services to utilities, independent electric system operators, industrial and agricultural companies, retail power providers, municipalities and other governmental entities, and power marketers, as well as retail commercial, industrial, and residential customers. As of February 5, 2016, it owned and operated 84 power plants, including 1 under construction with an aggregate generation capacity of 27,282 megawatts and 760 megawatts under construction. Calpine Corporation was founded in 1984 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.78% or $0.44 to close the day at $56.61 on light trading volume of 3.61M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.27M. The Teaneck New Jersey 07666 based company has been underperforming the business software & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -7.07%, compared to the industry which has advanced 24.57% over the same period. With RSI of 52.66, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $63.88, making it a hold for now.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. Its consulting and technology services include IT strategy consulting, program management consulting, operations improvement consulting, strategy consulting, and business consulting services; and application design and development, systems integration, enterprise resource planning, and customer relationship management implementation services. The company also offers enterprise information management services, such as strategic, advisory, and management consulting; enterprise data management; descriptive analytics/business intelligence; strategic corporate performance management; and packaged analytics services, as well as big data services that assist clients in managing and deriving actionable insights. In addition, it provides application testing services; and develops, licenses, implements, and supports proprietary and third-party software products, as well as offers digital technologies services. Further, the company offers outsourcing services, such as application maintenance services; IT infrastructure services; and business process services, including clinical data management, pharmacovigilance, equity research support, commercial operations, and order management. It serves various industries, including banking and insurance; healthcare and life sciences; manufacturing and logistics; retail, travel, and hospitality; consumer goods; communications; information, media, and entertainment; and technology. The company markets and sells services through its professional staff, senior management, and direct sales personnel. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) gained $0.16 to close the day at a new closing price of $40.7, a 0.39% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 0.67% above its 52 week low of $40.43. A total of 3.55M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.27M. The stock, which fluctuated between $40.5 and $40.88 during the day, currently situated -26.3% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -5.92% in the past one month and down by -24.93% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $48.29 and RSI of 33.54, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Nielsen Holdings plc operates as an information and measurement company. The company provides media and marketing information, analytics, and manufacturer and retailer expertise about what and where consumers buy, read, watch and listen. Its Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. This segment provides data on retail measurement services, such as market share and competitive sales volumes; insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising, and promotion; consumer panel measurement, which offers insight into shopper behavior and customer segmentation; and consumer intelligence and analytical services for decision making in development and marketing cycles. The company’s Watch segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries for television, radio, digital and mobile viewing, and listening platforms. It offers television audience measurement services, including more than one screen, unduplicated reach, cause and effect analysis, and program viewing behavior testing; audio audience measurement services; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement services comprising measurement and consumer research for telecom and media companies; and advertiser solutions. The company was formerly known as Nielsen N.V. and changed its name to Nielsen Holdings plc in August 2015. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Oxford, the United Kingdom.