Investor’s Alert: Oracle Corporation (ORCL), Corning Incorporated (GLW), Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY)

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.43% or $0.18 to close the day at $41.59 on lower than average trading volume of 10.13M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 12.56M. The Redwood City California 94065 based company has been outperforming the application software companies by 6.4991% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 8.59% YTD, versus the application software industry which is up 10.74% for the same period. The RSI of 75.69 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems, and related services worldwide. It offers services in three primary layers of the cloud: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. The company licenses its Oracle Database software, which enables storage, retrieval, and manipulation of various forms of data; and Oracle Fusion Middleware software to build, deploy, secure, access, and integrate business applications, as well as automate their business processes. It also provides a range of software for mobile computing to address the development needs of businesses; and Java, a software development language. In addition, the company offers application software, such as human capital and talent management, customer experience and customer relationship management, financial management and governance, risk and compliance, procurement, project portfolio management, supply chain management, business analytics and enterprise performance management, and industry-specific application software. Further, it offers hardware systems products, such as Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, networking, industry specific hardware, virtualization software, operating systems, management software, and related hardware services. Additionally, the company offers customers with rights to software product upgrades and maintenance releases, patches released, and Internet access to technical content, as well as Internet and telephone access to technical support personnel. The company also provides consulting services, such as IT strategy alignment, enterprise architecture planning and design, initial product implementation and integration, and ongoing product enhancement and upgrade; customer support services; and education services. Oracle Corporation was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Corning Incorporated (GLW) had a active trading with around 9.93M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.08M. The stock traded between $27.38 and $27.88 before closing at the price of $27.71 with 1.28% change on the day. The Corning New York 14831 based company is currently trading 59.57% above its 52 week low of $17.69 and 0.76% above its 52 week high of $27.88. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 75.39 and $26.5 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

Corning Incorporated manufactures and sells specialty glasses, ceramics, and related materials in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through five segments: Display Technologies, Optical Communications, Environmental Technologies, Specialty Materials, and Life Sciences. The Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for liquid crystal displays (LCDs) used in LCD televisions, notebook computers, and flat panel desktop monitors. The Optical Communications segment manufactures optical fiber and cable; and hardware and equipment products comprising cable assemblies, fiber optic hardware and connectors, optical components and couplers, closures, network interface devices, and other accessories for various carrier network applications. This segment also offers subscriber demarcation, connection and protection devices, passive solutions, and outside plant enclosures; and coaxial RF interconnects for the cable television industry and microwave applications. The Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary, and gasoline and diesel applications. The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide approximately 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics, and fluoride crystals. The Life Sciences segment manufactures and supplies scientific laboratory products consisting of consumables, such as plastic vessels, specialty surfaces, and media, as well as general labware and equipment for cell culture research, bioprocessing, genomics, drug discovery, microbiology, and chemistry; and develops and produces technologies for biologic drug production markets. The company was formerly known as Corning Glass Works and changed its name to Corning Incorporated in April 1989. Corning Incorporated was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Corning, New York.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) traded within a range of $53.92 to $55.16 after opening the day at $55.08. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -6.51% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.36% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $54.28 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -28.66% below its 52 week high of $77.12 and 17.97% above its 12-month low of $46.01. The shares are down by over -3.62% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 56.66 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company discovers, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, and distributes biopharmaceutical products worldwide. It offers chemically-synthesized drug or small molecule, and biologic in various therapeutic areas, including virology comprising human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV); oncology; immunoscience; cardiovascular; and neuroscience. Its products include Baraclude for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection; Daklinza and Sunvepra for the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection; Reyataz and Sustiva for the treatment of HIV; Empliciti, a humanized monoclonal antibody for the treatment of multiple myeloma; Erbitux, an IgG1 monoclonal antibody that blocks the epidermal growth factor receptor; Opdivo, a fully human monoclonal antibody for non-small cell lung and renal cell cancer, and melanoma; Sprycel, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor for the treatment of adults with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia; Yervoy, a monoclonal antibody for metastatic melanoma; Abilify, an antipsychotic agent for adults with schizophrenia, bipolar mania disorder, and depressive disorder; Orencia to treat rheumatoid arthritis; and Eliquis, an oral factor Xa inhibitor targeted at stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. Its products pipeline includes Beclabuvir, a non-nucleoside NS5B inhibitor for the treatment of HCV; BMS-663068, an investigational compound that is being studied in HIV-1; and Prostvac, a Phase III prostate-specific antigen to treat asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. The company has clinical trial collaborations with Calithera Biosciences, Inc. and Janssen Biotech, Inc.; and a research collaboration with GeneCentric Diagnostics, Inc. The company was formerly known as Bristol-Myers Company and changed its name to Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in 1989. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Stocks Buzz: eBay Inc. (EBAY), Oracle Corporation (ORCL), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

eBay Inc. (EBAY) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.54% or $0.51 to close the day at $33.63 on active trading volume of 13.35M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.5M. The San Jose California 95125 based company has been outperforming the specialty retail, other group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 52.31%, compared to the industry which has advanced 54.29% over the same period. With RSI of 72.69, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $34.38, making it a hold for now.

eBay Inc. operates commerce platforms that connect various buyers and sellers worldwide. Its platforms enable sellers to organize and offer their inventory for sale; and buyers to find and purchase it virtually. The company’s Marketplace platforms include its online marketplace at ebay.com and the eBay mobile apps; and StubHub platforms comprise its online ticket platform at stubhub.com, and the StubHub mobile apps and Ticketbis platforms that connect fans with their favorite sporting events, shows, and artists, as well as enables them to buy and sell tickets. Its Classifieds platforms include a collection of brands, such as mobile.de, Kijiji, Gumtree, Marktplaats, eBay Kleinanzeigen, and others, which offer online classifieds to enable people find whatever they are looking for in their local communities. The company’s platforms enable users to find, buy, sell, and pay for items through various online, mobile, and offline channels that include retailers, distributors, liquidators, import and export companies, auctioneers, catalog and mail-order companies, classifieds, directories, search engines, commerce participants, shopping channels, and networks. eBay Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) grew with the stock adding 1.39% or $0.56 to close at $40.79 on active trading volume of 13.17M compared its three months average trading volume of 12.94M. The Redwood City California 94065 based company operating under the Application Software industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 18.87% up for the period and up by 6.5% so far this year. With price target of $43.5 and a 20.14% rebound from 52-week low, Oracle Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems, and related services worldwide. It offers services in three primary layers of the cloud: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. The company licenses its Oracle Database software, which enables storage, retrieval, and manipulation of various forms of data; and Oracle Fusion Middleware software to build, deploy, secure, access, and integrate business applications, as well as automate their business processes. It also provides a range of software for mobile computing to address the development needs of businesses; and Java, a software development language. In addition, the company offers application software, such as human capital and talent management, customer experience and customer relationship management, financial management and governance, risk and compliance, procurement, project portfolio management, supply chain management, business analytics and enterprise performance management, and industry-specific application software. Further, it offers hardware systems products, such as Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, networking, industry specific hardware, virtualization software, operating systems, management software, and related hardware services. Additionally, the company offers customers with rights to software product upgrades and maintenance releases, patches released, and Internet access to technical content, as well as Internet and telephone access to technical support personnel. The company also provides consulting services, such as IT strategy alignment, enterprise architecture planning and design, initial product implementation and integration, and ongoing product enhancement and upgrade; customer support services; and education services. Oracle Corporation was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.53% or $-1.06 to close the day at $68.02 on lower than average trading volume of 12.45M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.78M. The Bentonville Arkansas 72716 based company has been outperforming the discount, variety stores companies by -3.665% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -1.59% YTD, versus the discount, variety stores industry which is down -0.05% for the same period. The RSI of 50.93 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.

 

Investor’s Watch List: Oracle Corporation (ORCL), Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT), CSX Corporation (CSX)

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) had a active trading with around 8.87M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 13.05M. The stock traded between $40.01 and $40.35 before closing at the price of $40.02 with -0.12% change on the day. The Redwood City California 94065 based company is currently trading 17.88% above its 52 week low of $34.47 and -3.76% below its 52 week high of $42. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 53.67 and $43.5 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems, and related services worldwide. It offers services in three primary layers of the cloud: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. The company licenses its Oracle Database software, which enables storage, retrieval, and manipulation of various forms of data; and Oracle Fusion Middleware software to build, deploy, secure, access, and integrate business applications, as well as automate their business processes. It also provides a range of software for mobile computing to address the development needs of businesses; and Java, a software development language. In addition, the company offers application software, such as human capital and talent management, customer experience and customer relationship management, financial management and governance, risk and compliance, procurement, project portfolio management, supply chain management, business analytics and enterprise performance management, and industry-specific application software. Further, it offers hardware systems products, such as Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, networking, industry specific hardware, virtualization software, operating systems, management software, and related hardware services. Additionally, the company offers customers with rights to software product upgrades and maintenance releases, patches released, and Internet access to technical content, as well as Internet and telephone access to technical support personnel. The company also provides consulting services, such as IT strategy alignment, enterprise architecture planning and design, initial product implementation and integration, and ongoing product enhancement and upgrade; customer support services; and education services. Oracle Corporation was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.17% or $0.06 to close the day at $35.6 on active trading volume of 8.74M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.23M. The Santa Clara California 95054 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor equipment & materials group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 124.77%, compared to the industry which has advanced 54.84% over the same period. With RSI of 66.74, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $36.66, making it a hold for now.

Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries worldwide. It operates through three segments: Semiconductor Systems, Applied Global Services, and Display and Adjacent Markets. The Semiconductor Systems segment develops, manufactures, and sells a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips or integrated circuits. It offers products and technologies for transistor and interconnect fabrication, including epitaxy, ion implantation, oxidation and nitridation, rapid thermal processing, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, chemical mechanical planarization, and electrochemical deposition; patterning, selective removal, and packaging products and systems that enable the transfer of patterns onto device structures; and metrology, inspection, and review systems for front- and back-end-of-line applications. The Applied Global Services segment provides integrated solutions to optimize equipment and fab performance and productivity, including spares, upgrades, services, remanufactured earlier generation equipment, and factory automation software for semiconductor, display, and other products. The Display and Adjacent Markets segment offers products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays, organic light-emitting diodes, and other display technologies for TVs, personal computers, tablets, smart phones, and other consumer-oriented devices, as well as equipment for flexible substrates. The company serves manufacturers of semiconductor wafers and chips, liquid crystal and other displays, and other electronic devices. Applied Materials, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

CSX Corporation (CSX) shares were up in last trading by 0.59% to $47.96. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.85% over the past week and grew 29.66% in the past month. It is currently trading 21.31% above its 50 day moving average and 54.17% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.38% decrease in value from its one year high of $49.13. The RSI indicator value of 69.47, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-based transportation services in the United States and Canada. The company offers rail services, as well as transports intermodal containers and trailers. It transports agricultural products, phosphates and fertilizers, food and consumer products, chemicals, automotive products, metals, forest products, minerals, and waste and equipment; and coal, coke, and iron ore to electricity-generating power plants, steel manufacturers, and industrial plants. The company also exports coal to deep-water port facilities. In addition, it offers intermodal transportation services through a network of approximately 50 terminals transporting manufactured consumer goods in containers in the eastern United States; drayage services, including the pickup and delivery of intermodal shipments; and trucking dispatch services. Further, the company serves the automotive industry with distribution centers and storage locations, as well as connects non-rail served customers through transferring products from rail to trucks, which includes plastics and ethanol. Additionally, it acquires, develops, sells, leases, and manages real estate properties. The company operates approximately 21,000 route mile rail network, which serves various population centers in 23 states east of the Mississippi River, the District of Columbia, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, as well as owns and leases approximately 4,500 locomotives. It also serves production and distribution facilities through track connections. CSX Corporation was founded in 1978 and is based in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

Momentum Stocks in Focus: Oracle Corporation (ORCL), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD)

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.82% or $-0.33 to close the day at $40.1 on active trading volume of 7.78M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 13.17M. The Redwood City California 94065 based company has been outperforming the application software group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 14.04%, compared to the industry which has advanced 26.96% over the same period. With RSI of 57.59, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $43.5, making it a hold for now.

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems, and related services worldwide. It offers services in three primary layers of the cloud: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. The company licenses its Oracle Database software, which enables storage, retrieval, and manipulation of various forms of data; and Oracle Fusion Middleware software to build, deploy, secure, access, and integrate business applications, as well as automate their business processes. It also provides a range of software for mobile computing to address the development needs of businesses; and Java, a software development language. In addition, the company offers application software, such as human capital and talent management, customer experience and customer relationship management, financial management and governance, risk and compliance, procurement, project portfolio management, supply chain management, business analytics and enterprise performance management, and industry-specific application software. Further, it offers hardware systems products, such as Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, networking, industry specific hardware, virtualization software, operating systems, management software, and related hardware services. Additionally, the company offers customers with rights to software product upgrades and maintenance releases, patches released, and Internet access to technical content, as well as Internet and telephone access to technical support personnel. The company also provides consulting services, such as IT strategy alignment, enterprise architecture planning and design, initial product implementation and integration, and ongoing product enhancement and upgrade; customer support services; and education services. Oracle Corporation was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) grew with the stock adding 0.5% or $0.26 to close at $52.76 on active trading volume of 7.76M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.42M. The Teaneck New Jersey 07666 based company operating under the Business Software & Services industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -9.87% down for the period and down by -5.84% so far this year. With price target of $63.81 and a 16.11% rebound from 52-week low, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.07% or $0.05 to close the day at $72.39 on lower than average trading volume of 7.5M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.69M. The Foster City California 94404 based company has been outperforming the biotechnology companies by 1.4954% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 1.09% YTD, versus the biotechnology industry which is down -5.25% for the same period. The RSI of 50.38 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

 

Investor’s Alert: Reynolds American Inc. (RAI), CSX Corporation (CSX), Oracle Corporation (ORCL)

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.05% or $-0.03 to close the day at $59.92 on lower than average trading volume of 10.7M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.55M. The Winston-Salem North Carolina 27101 based company has been outperforming the cigarettes companies by 10.9221% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 6.92% YTD, versus the cigarettes industry which is up 6.55% for the same period. The RSI of 76.28 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Reynolds American Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products in the United States. It operates through RJR Tobacco, Santa Fe, and American Snuff segments. The RJR Tobacco segment offers cigarettes under the NEWPORT, CAMEL, PALL MALL, DORAL, MISTY, and CAPRI brands; and CAMEL Snus, a smoke-free tobacco product, as well as manages various licensed brands, including DUNHILL and STATE EXPRESS 555. The Santa Fe segment manufactures and markets cigarettes and other tobacco products under the NATURAL AMERICAN SPIRIT brand. The American Snuff segment provides smokeless tobacco products, such as moist snuff under GRIZZLY and KODIAK brand names. The company also manufactures and markets digital vapor cigarettes under the VUSE brand name; and markets nicotine replacement therapy products under the ZONNIC brand. It distributes its products primarily through direct wholesale deliveries from a local distribution center and public warehouses. Reynolds American Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

CSX Corporation (CSX) had a light trading with around 10.24M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 12.28M. The stock traded between $46.1 and $46.92 before closing at the price of $46.31 with -1.66% change on the day. The Jacksonville Florida 32202 based company is currently trading 119.62% above its 52 week low of $22.28 and -5.74% below its 52 week high of $49.13. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 65.3 and $41.54 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-based transportation services in the United States and Canada. The company offers rail services, as well as transports intermodal containers and trailers. It transports agricultural products, phosphates and fertilizers, food and consumer products, chemicals, automotive products, metals, forest products, minerals, and waste and equipment; and coal, coke, and iron ore to electricity-generating power plants, steel manufacturers, and industrial plants. The company also exports coal to deep-water port facilities. In addition, it offers intermodal transportation services through a network of approximately 50 terminals transporting manufactured consumer goods in containers in the eastern United States; drayage services, including the pickup and delivery of intermodal shipments; and trucking dispatch services. Further, the company serves the automotive industry with distribution centers and storage locations, as well as connects non-rail served customers through transferring products from rail to trucks, which includes plastics and ethanol. Additionally, it acquires, develops, sells, leases, and manages real estate properties. The company operates approximately 21,000 route mile rail network, which serves various population centers in 23 states east of the Mississippi River, the District of Columbia, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, as well as owns and leases approximately 4,500 locomotives. It also serves production and distribution facilities through track connections. CSX Corporation was founded in 1978 and is based in Jacksonville, Florida.

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) traded within a range of $39.68 to $40 after opening the day at $39.77. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.39% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.35% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $39.98 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -3.86% below its 52 week high of $42 and 17.76% above its 12-month low of $34.47. The shares are up by over 4.36% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 60.54 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems, and related services worldwide. It offers services in three primary layers of the cloud: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. The company licenses its Oracle Database software, which enables storage, retrieval, and manipulation of various forms of data; and Oracle Fusion Middleware software to build, deploy, secure, access, and integrate business applications, as well as automate their business processes. It also provides a range of software for mobile computing to address the development needs of businesses; and Java, a software development language. In addition, the company offers application software, such as human capital and talent management, customer experience and customer relationship management, financial management and governance, risk and compliance, procurement, project portfolio management, supply chain management, business analytics and enterprise performance management, and industry-specific application software. Further, it offers hardware systems products, such as Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, networking, industry specific hardware, virtualization software, operating systems, management software, and related hardware services. Additionally, the company offers customers with rights to software product upgrades and maintenance releases, patches released, and Internet access to technical content, as well as Internet and telephone access to technical support personnel. The company also provides consulting services, such as IT strategy alignment, enterprise architecture planning and design, initial product implementation and integration, and ongoing product enhancement and upgrade; customer support services; and education services. Oracle Corporation was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Northern Trust Corporation (NTRS), Oracle Corporation (ORCL), General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP)

Northern Trust Corporation (NTRS) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.23% or $-0.19 to close the day at $82.96 on light trading volume of 1.34M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.45M. The Chicago Illinois 60603 based company has been outperforming the asset management group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 38.28%, compared to the industry which has advanced 24.31% over the same period. With RSI of 36.72, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $89.47, making it a hold for now.

Northern Trust Corporation, a financial holding company, provides asset servicing, fund administration, asset management, fiduciary, and banking solutions for corporations, institutions, families, and individuals worldwide. It operates through two segments, Corporate & Institutional Services (C&IS) and Wealth Management. The C&IS segment offers asset servicing and related services, including global custody, fund administration, investment operations outsourcing, investment management, investment risk and analytical services, employee benefit services, securities lending, foreign exchange, treasury management, brokerage services, transition management services, banking, and cash management services. This segment provides services to corporate and public retirement funds, foundations, endowments, fund managers, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, and other institutional investors. The Wealth Management segment offers trust, investment management, custody, and philanthropic services; financial consulting; guardianship and estate administration; family business consulting; family financial education; brokerage services; and private and business banking. This segment serves high-net-worth individuals and families, business owners, executives, professionals, retirees, and established privately-held businesses. The company also provides asset management services, such as active, passive, and engineered equity; active and passive fixed income; cash management; alternative asset classes comprising private equity and hedge funds of funds; and multi-manager advisory services and products through separately managed accounts, bank common and collective funds, registered investment companies, exchange traded funds, non-U.S. collective investment funds, and unregistered private investment funds. In addition, it offers overlay services and other risk management services. Northern Trust Corporation was founded in 1889 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) fell -0.3% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.12 to finish the day at $40.11 with about 10.77M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 13.15M. The $164.55B market cap company, which fluctuated between $39.67 and $40.25 during the day, currently situated 18.14% above its 52 week low of $34.47 and -3.55% away from its one year high of $42. The RSI of 59.87 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems, and related services worldwide. It offers services in three primary layers of the cloud: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. The company licenses its Oracle Database software, which enables storage, retrieval, and manipulation of various forms of data; and Oracle Fusion Middleware software to build, deploy, secure, access, and integrate business applications, as well as automate their business processes. It also provides a range of software for mobile computing to address the development needs of businesses; and Java, a software development language. In addition, the company offers application software, such as human capital and talent management, customer experience and customer relationship management, financial management and governance, risk and compliance, procurement, project portfolio management, supply chain management, business analytics and enterprise performance management, and industry-specific application software. Further, it offers hardware systems products, such as Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, networking, industry specific hardware, virtualization software, operating systems, management software, and related hardware services. Additionally, the company offers customers with rights to software product upgrades and maintenance releases, patches released, and Internet access to technical content, as well as Internet and telephone access to technical support personnel. The company also provides consulting services, such as IT strategy alignment, enterprise architecture planning and design, initial product implementation and integration, and ongoing product enhancement and upgrade; customer support services; and education services. Oracle Corporation was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP) saw its value increase by 3.67% as the stock gained $0.88 to finish the day at a closing price of $24.84. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $23.77-$32.1 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $24.2 to $25.21 during the day, are up by 0.98% in the past three months and down by -22.03% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.98% below its 20 day moving average and -1.96% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $29.91 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 48.61. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: Oracle Corporation (ORCL), Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) traded within a range of $40.13 to $40.39 after opening the day at $40.2. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 5.04% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.25% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $40.23 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -3.26% below its 52 week high of $42 and 18.49% above its 12-month low of $34.47. The shares are up by over 5.42% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 62.75 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems, and related services worldwide. It offers services in three primary layers of the cloud: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. The company licenses its Oracle Database software, which enables storage, retrieval, and manipulation of various forms of data; and Oracle Fusion Middleware software to build, deploy, secure, access, and integrate business applications, as well as automate their business processes. It also provides a range of software for mobile computing to address the development needs of businesses; and Java, a software development language. In addition, the company offers application software, such as human capital and talent management, customer experience and customer relationship management, financial management and governance, risk and compliance, procurement, project portfolio management, supply chain management, business analytics and enterprise performance management, and industry-specific application software. Further, it offers hardware systems products, such as Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, networking, industry specific hardware, virtualization software, operating systems, management software, and related hardware services. Additionally, the company offers customers with rights to software product upgrades and maintenance releases, patches released, and Internet access to technical content, as well as Internet and telephone access to technical support personnel. The company also provides consulting services, such as IT strategy alignment, enterprise architecture planning and design, initial product implementation and integration, and ongoing product enhancement and upgrade; customer support services; and education services. Oracle Corporation was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -2.35% or $-1.63 to close the day at $67.59 on active trading volume of 9.22M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.42M. The St. Louis Missouri 63121 based company has been underperforming the health care plans group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -3.25%, compared to the industry which has advanced 16.65% over the same period. With RSI of 32.08, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $81.11, making it a hold for now.

Express Scripts Holding Company operates as a pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company operates through two segments, PBM and Other Business Operations. The company’s PBM segment’s products and services include clinical solutions to enhance health outcomes; specialized pharmacy care; home delivery pharmacy; specialty pharmacy, including the distribution of fertility pharmaceuticals that require special handling or packaging; and retail network pharmacy administration. It also provides benefit design consultation; drug utilization review; drug formulary management; an array of Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance marketplace; administration of a group purchasing organization; and consumer health and drug information services. In addition, the company distributes specialty pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to providers, clinics, and hospitals; and offers consulting services, including design, implementation, and project management for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device manufacturers to collect scientific evidence to guide the use of medicines. It serves managed care organizations, health insurers, third-party administrators, employers, union-sponsored benefit plans, workers’ compensation plans, government health programs, providers, clinics, hospitals, and others. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated four automated dispensing home delivery pharmacies; one non-automated dispensing home delivery pharmacy; and one non-dispensing home delivery pharmacy maintained for business continuity purpose, as well as several non-dispensing order processing centers, patient contact centers, specialty drug pharmacies, and fertility pharmacies. The company was formerly known as Aristotle Holding, Inc. and changed its name to Express Scripts Holding Company in April 2012. Express Scripts Holding Company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) gained $1.54 to close the day at a new closing price of $113.38, a 1.38% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 16.84% above its 52 week low of $99.78. A total of 8.89M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.22M. The stock, which fluctuated between $111.9 and $113.54 during the day, currently situated -8.84% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.18% in the past one month and down by -0.35% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $125.06 and RSI of 45.43, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Western Digital Corporation (WDC), Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), Oracle Corporation (ORCL)

Western Digital Corporation (WDC) saw its value increase by 5.28% as the stock gained $4.01 to finish the day at a closing price of $80.02. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $34.99-$81.26 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $79.1 to $81.26 during the day, are up by 50.59% in the past three months and up by 51.26% over the past six months. It is currently trading 12.73% above its 20 day moving average and 20.4% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $79.59 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 79.05.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Western Digital Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells data storage devices and solutions worldwide. It offers performance hard disk drives (HDDs) that are used in enterprise servers, data analysis, and other enterprise applications; capacity HDDs and drive configurations for use in data storage systems and tiered storage models, as well as for use in storage of data for years; and enterprise solid state drives (SSDs), including NAND-flash SSDs and software solutions that are designed to enhance the performance in various enterprise workload environments. The company also provides InfiniFlash System, a system solution that offers petabyte scalable capacity with performance metrics; higher value data storage platforms and systems; datacenter software and systems; and HDDs and SSDs for desktop PCs, notebook PCs, gaming consoles, set top boxes, security surveillance systems, and other computing devices. In addition, it offers embedded NAND-flash storage products, including custom embedded solutions; and iNAND embedded flash products, such as multi-chip package solutions that combine NAND and mobile dynamic random-access memory in an integrated package for mobile phones, tablets, notebook PCs, and other portable and wearable devices, as well as in automotive and connected home applications, and NAND-flash wafers. Further, it provides HDDs embedded into WD- and HGST-branded external storage products; and NAND-flash products, which include cards, universal serial bus flash drives, and wireless drives. Additionally, the company licenses its technologies. The company sells its products under the HGST, SanDisk, and WD brands to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure players, and retailers. It serves storage subsystem suppliers, OEMs, Internet and social media infrastructure players, and PC and Mac OEMs. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) shares were down in last trading by -0.22% to $73.44. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.59% over the past week and grew 3.81% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.34% above its 50 day moving average and 12.53% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.47% decrease in value from its one year high of $73.88. The RSI indicator value of 68.23, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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; cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators; and advertising services on cable networks, as well as on other platforms, such as digital, radio, and print media. 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 owned local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes live-action and animated filmed entertainment, principally under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, and Focus Features 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; Universal studios theme park in Osaka, Japan; Wet ‘n Wild, a water park in Orlando, Florida; and CityWalk, a dining, retail, and entertainment complex. 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.

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) traded within a range of $39.95 to $40.38 after opening the day at $40.32. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.83% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.12% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $40.15 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -3.45% below its 52 week high of $42 and 19.47% above its 12-month low of $34.47. The shares are up by over 5.32% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 62.39 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems, and related services worldwide. It offers services in three primary layers of the cloud: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. The company licenses its Oracle Database software, which enables storage, retrieval, and manipulation of various forms of data; and Oracle Fusion Middleware software to build, deploy, secure, access, and integrate business applications, as well as automate their business processes. It also provides a range of software for mobile computing to address the development needs of businesses; and Java, a software development language. In addition, the company offers application software, such as human capital and talent management, customer experience and customer relationship management, financial management and governance, risk and compliance, procurement, project portfolio management, supply chain management, business analytics and enterprise performance management, and industry-specific application software. Further, it offers hardware systems products, such as Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, networking, industry specific hardware, virtualization software, operating systems, management software, and related hardware services. Additionally, the company offers customers with rights to software product upgrades and maintenance releases, patches released, and Internet access to technical content, as well as Internet and telephone access to technical support personnel. The company also provides consulting services, such as IT strategy alignment, enterprise architecture planning and design, initial product implementation and integration, and ongoing product enhancement and upgrade; customer support services; and education services. Oracle Corporation was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

 

Investor’s Watch List: HP Inc. (HPQ), Oracle Corporation (ORCL), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB)

HP Inc. (HPQ) had a active trading with around 12.34M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 12.25M. The stock traded between $14.67 and $15.24 before closing at the price of $15.17 with 3.41% change on the day. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company is currently trading 76.8% above its 52 week low of $8.91 and -5.85% below its 52 week high of $16.25. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 53.68 and $16.19 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.06% or $0.42 to close the day at $40.1 on light trading volume of 12.21M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 13.06M. The Redwood City California 94065 based company has been outperforming the application software group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 18.56%, compared to the industry which has advanced 19.23% over the same period. With RSI of 61.93, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $43.5, making it a hold for now.

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems, and related services worldwide. It offers services in three primary layers of the cloud: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. The company licenses its Oracle Database software, which enables storage, retrieval, and manipulation of various forms of data; and Oracle Fusion Middleware software to build, deploy, secure, access, and integrate business applications, as well as automate their business processes. It also provides a range of software for mobile computing to address the development needs of businesses; and Java, a software development language. In addition, the company offers application software, such as human capital and talent management, customer experience and customer relationship management, financial management and governance, risk and compliance, procurement, project portfolio management, supply chain management, business analytics and enterprise performance management, and industry-specific application software. Further, it offers hardware systems products, such as Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, networking, industry specific hardware, virtualization software, operating systems, management software, and related hardware services. Additionally, the company offers customers with rights to software product upgrades and maintenance releases, patches released, and Internet access to technical content, as well as Internet and telephone access to technical support personnel. The company also provides consulting services, such as IT strategy alignment, enterprise architecture planning and design, initial product implementation and integration, and ongoing product enhancement and upgrade; customer support services; and education services. Oracle Corporation was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) shares were up in last trading by 0.38% to $26.6. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.19% over the past week and fell -3.45% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.12% above its 50 day moving average and 28.35% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.11% decrease in value from its one year high of $27.88. The RSI indicator value of 49.13, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Fifth Third Bancorp operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States. It operates through four segments: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. The Commercial Banking segment offers credit intermediation, cash management, and financial services; lending and depository products; and foreign exchange and international trade finance, derivatives and capital markets services, asset-based lending, real estate finance, public finance, commercial leasing, and syndicated finance for business, government, and professional customers. The Branch Banking segment provides deposit and loan products to individuals and small businesses. This segment offers checking and savings accounts, home equity loans and lines of credit, credit cards, and loans for automobiles and personal financing needs. The Consumer Lending segment engages in direct lending activities that include origination, retention, and servicing of residential mortgage and home equity loans or lines of credit; and indirect lending activities, including loans to consumers through correspondent lenders and automobile dealers. The Investment Advisors segment provides various investment alternatives for individuals, companies, and not-for-profit organizations. It offers retail brokerage services to individual clients; and broker dealer services to the institutional marketplace. This segment also provides asset management services; holistic strategies to affluent clients in wealth planning, investing, insurance, and wealth protection; and advisory services for institutional clients comprising states and municipalities. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 1,254 full-service banking centers, including 95 Bank Mart locations, as well as 2,593 automated teller machines in 12 states throughout the Midwestern and Southeastern regions of the United States. Fifth Third Bancorp was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Stocks To Track: Oracle Corporation (ORCL), Regions Financial Corporation (RF), United States Steel Corporation (X)

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) fell -0.48% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.19 to finish the day at $39.68 with about 13.23M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 12.98M. The $160.09B market cap company, which fluctuated between $39.43 and $40.09 during the day, currently situated 19.94% above its 52 week low of $34.12 and -4.58% away from its one year high of $42. The RSI of 57.43 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems, and related services worldwide. It offers services in three primary layers of the cloud: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. The company licenses its Oracle Database software, which enables storage, retrieval, and manipulation of various forms of data; and Oracle Fusion Middleware software to build, deploy, secure, access, and integrate business applications, as well as automate their business processes. It also provides a range of software for mobile computing to address the development needs of businesses; and Java, a software development language. In addition, the company offers application software, such as human capital and talent management, customer experience and customer relationship management, financial management and governance, risk and compliance, procurement, project portfolio management, supply chain management, business analytics and enterprise performance management, and industry-specific application software. Further, it offers hardware systems products, such as Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, networking, industry specific hardware, virtualization software, operating systems, management software, and related hardware services. Additionally, the company offers customers with rights to software product upgrades and maintenance releases, patches released, and Internet access to technical content, as well as Internet and telephone access to technical support personnel. The company also provides consulting services, such as IT strategy alignment, enterprise architecture planning and design, initial product implementation and integration, and ongoing product enhancement and upgrade; customer support services; and education services. Oracle Corporation was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) dropped $-0.13 to close the day at a new closing price of $13.91, a -0.93% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 103.8% above its 52 week low of $7. A total of 13.18M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 22.12M. The stock, which fluctuated between $13.78 and $14.08 during the day, currently situated -6.83% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -4.6% in the past one month and up by 31.7% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $15.1 and RSI of 45.23, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Regions Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and bank-related services to individual and corporate customers in the United States. Its Corporate Bank segment offers commercial banking services, such as commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, and investor real estate lending, as well as equipment lease financing services. This segment serves corporate, middle market, small business, and commercial real estate developers and investors. The company’s Consumer Bank segment provides consumer banking products and services related to residential first mortgages, home equity lines and loans, small business loans, indirect loans, consumer credit cards, and other consumer loans, as well as the corresponding deposit relationships. Its Wealth Management segment offers wealth management products and services, including credit related products, trust and investment management, asset management, retirement and savings solutions, estate planning, and personal and commercial insurance products to individuals, businesses, governmental institutions, and non-profit entities. The company also provides insurance coverage for various lines of personal and commercial insurance, such as property, vehicle, casualty, life, health, and accident insurance, as well as commercial crop, life, and environmental insurance; and commercial equipment financing products, as well as offers securities, insurance, and advisory services through financial consultants. In addition, it offers securities brokerage, merger and acquisition advisory, trust, and other specialty financing services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 1,627 banking offices and 1,962 ATMs in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Regions Financial Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

United States Steel Corporation (X) had a light trading with around 13.06M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 18.95M. The stock traded between $32.17 and $33.86 before closing at the price of $32.8 with -1.74% change on the day. The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15219 based company is currently trading 440.54% above its 52 week low of $6.15 and -16.2% below its 52 week high of $39.14. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 47.17 and $33.47 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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