Equities Trend Analysis: CVS Health Corporation (CVS), Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY), Philip Morris International Inc. (PM)

CVS Health Corporation (CVS) grew with the stock adding 0.05% or $0.04 to close at $79.45 on light trading volume of 4.96M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.75M. The Woonsocket Rhode Island 02895 based company operating under the Health Care Plans industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -16.39% down for the period and up by 1.29% so far this year. With price target of $86.04 and a 15.34% rebound from 52-week low, CVS Health Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) had a active trading with around 4.9M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.72M. The stock traded between $66.36 and $67.38 before closing at the price of $66.44 with -1.15% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77046 based company is currently trading 4.34% above its 52 week low of $64.37 and -13.78% below its 52 week high of $78.48. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $76.3 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Oil and Gas, Chemical, and Midstream and Marketing. The Oil and Gas segment explores for, develops, and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas. The Chemical segment manufactures and markets basic chemicals, including chlorine, caustic soda, chlorinated organics, potassium chemicals, ethylene dichloride, chlorinated isocyanurates, sodium silicates, and calcium chloride; vinyls comprising vinyl chloride monomer and polyvinyl chloride; and other chemicals, such as resorcinol. The Midstream and Marketing segment gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases, and markets oil, condensate, NGLs, natural gas, carbon dioxide, and power. This segment also trades around its assets consisting of transportation and storage capacity, as well as oil, NGLs, gas, and other commodities. Occidental Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) saw its value increase by 0.06% as the stock gained $0.06 to finish the day at a closing price of $102.99. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $86.78-$104.2 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $102.32 to $103.13 during the day, are up by 19.06% in the past three months and up by 4.95% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.35% above its 20 day moving average and 9.83% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $103.81 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 80.93.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, other tobacco products, and other nicotine-containing products. Its portfolio of brands comprises Marlboro, Merit, Parliament, Virginia S., L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Lark, Muratti, Next, and Red & White. The company also owns various cigarette brands, such as Dji Sam Soe, Sampoerna, and U Mild in Indonesia; Champion, Fortune, and Jackpot in the Philippines; Apollo-Soyuz and Optima in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston in Colombia; Belmont, Canadian Classics, and Number 7 in Canada; f6 in Germany; Delicados in Mexico; Assos in Greece; and Petra in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It markets and sells its products in the European Union, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Canada. Philip Morris International Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is based in New York, New York.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL), Micron Technology, Inc. (MU), Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY)

Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -2.11% or $-0.81 to close the day at $37.65 on active trading volume of 6.91M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.32M. The Houston Texas 77070 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 32.91%, compared to the industry which has advanced 52.17% over the same period. With RSI of 37.05, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $46.88, making it a hold for now.

Noble Energy, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids worldwide. Its principal projects are located in DJ Basin, Marcellus Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, and Permian Basin, the United States; deepwater Gulf of Mexico; offshore Eastern Mediterranean; and offshore West Africa. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 1,421 million barrels oil equivalent of total proved reserves. Noble Energy, Inc. was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) fell -3.26% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.78 to finish the day at $23.12 with about 60.64M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 26.06M. The $25.92B market cap company, which fluctuated between $22.68 and $23.37 during the day, currently situated 147.27% above its 52 week low of $9.35 and -8.65% away from its one year high of $25.31. The RSI of 48.94 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Micron Technology, Inc. provides semiconductor systems worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Compute and Networking Business Unit, Storage Business Unit, Mobile Business Unit, and Embedded Business Unit. It offers DDR3 and DDR4 DRAM products for computers, servers, networking devices, communications equipment, consumer electronics, automotive, and industrial applications; mobile low-power DRAM products for smartphones, tablets, automotive, laptop computers, and other mobile consumer device applications; DDR2 and DDR DRAM, GDDR5 and GDDR5X DRAM, SDRAM, and RLDRAM products for networking devices, servers, consumer electronics, communications equipment, computer peripherals, automotive and industrial applications, and computer memory upgrades; and hybrid memory cube semiconductor memory devices for use in networking and computing applications. The company also provides NAND Flash products, which are electrically re-writeable, non-volatile semiconductor memory devices; client solid-state drives (SSDs) for notebooks, desktops, workstations, and other consumer applications; enterprise SSDs for server and storage applications; managed multi-chip package products; digital media products, including flash memory cards and JumpDrive products under the Lexar brand name. In addition, it manufactures products that are sold under other brand names; and resells flash memory products that are purchased from other NAND Flash suppliers. Further, the company provides 3D XPoint memory products; and NOR Flash, which are electrically re-writeable and semiconductor memory devices for automotive, industrial, connected home, and consumer applications. It markets its products to original equipment manufacturers and retailers through its internal sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors; and through a Web-based customer direct sales channel, and channel and distribution partners. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) saw its value decrease by -0.34% as the stock dropped $-0.23 to finish the day at a closing price of $67.16. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $64.37-$78.48 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $65.71 to $67.75 during the day, are up by 4.53% in the past three months and down by -8.65% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.57% below its 20 day moving average and -3.9% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $76.3 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 41.31. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Oil and Gas, Chemical, and Midstream and Marketing. The Oil and Gas segment explores for, develops, and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas. The Chemical segment manufactures and markets basic chemicals, including chlorine, caustic soda, chlorinated organics, potassium chemicals, ethylene dichloride, chlorinated isocyanurates, sodium silicates, and calcium chloride; vinyls comprising vinyl chloride monomer and polyvinyl chloride; and other chemicals, such as resorcinol. The Midstream and Marketing segment gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases, and markets oil, condensate, NGLs, natural gas, carbon dioxide, and power. This segment also trades around its assets consisting of transportation and storage capacity, as well as oil, NGLs, gas, and other commodities. Occidental Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

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Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) grew with the stock adding 1.42% or $0.66 to close at $46.99 on active trading volume of 7.86M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.41M. The Atlanta Georgia 30328 based company operating under the Housewares & Accessories industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 41.5% up for the period and up by 5.24% so far this year. With price target of $56.13 and a 43.63% rebound from 52-week low, Newell Brands Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Newell Brands Inc. designs, sources, and distributes consumer and commercial products worldwide. The company offers markers and highlighters, pens, and pencils; art products; activity-based adhesive and cutting products; fine writing instruments; and labeling solutions under the Sharpie, Paper Mate, Expo, Prismacolor, Mr.Sketch, Elmer’s, X-Acto, Parker, Waterman, and Dymo Office brands. It also provides indoor/outdoor organization, food storage, and home storage products; durable beverage containers; gourmet cookware, bakeware, and cutlery; and hair care accessories under the Rubbermaid, Contigo, Bubba, Calphalon, and Goody brands; and home fragrance products under the WoodWick Candle brand. In addition, the company offers hand and power tool accessories, industrial band saw blades, tools for HVAC systems, and industrial label makers and printers under Irwin, Lenox, Hilmor, and Dymo Industrial brands; cleaning and refuse products, hygiene systems, and material handling solutions under the Rubbermaid Commercial Products brand names; and infant and juvenile products, such as car seats, strollers, highchairs, and playards directly under the Graco, Baby Jogger, Aprica, and Teutonia brands. Further, it provides branded consumer products, consumables, and household staples under the Yankee Candle, Waddington, Ball, Diamond, First Alert, NUK, and Pine Mountain brands; kitchen appliances and home environment products under the Crock-Pot, FoodSaver, Holmes, Mr. Coffee, Oster, Rainbow, and Sunbeam brands; products for outdoor and outdoor-related activities under the Coleman, Jostens, Berkley, Shakespeare, Rawlings, Völkl, K2, and Marmot brands; and plastic products, including closures, contact lens packaging, medical disposables, plastic cutlery, and rigid packaging under the Jarden name. The company was formerly known as Newell Rubbermaid Inc. and changed its name to Newell Brands Inc. in April 2016. The company was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

HP Inc. (HPQ) had a active trading with around 7.75M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.71M. The stock traded between $15.55 and $15.74 before closing at the price of $15.72 with 0.51% change on the day. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company is currently trading 83.21% above its 52 week low of $9.45 and -2.44% below its 52 week high of $16.25. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $16.07 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

HP Inc. provides products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses, and large enterprises, including customers in 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.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) saw its value increase by 0.41% as the stock gained $0.28 to finish the day at a closing price of $68.47. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $64.37-$78.48 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $68.16 to $69.9 during the day, are up by 3.46% in the past three months and down by -5.86% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.18% above its 20 day moving average and -2.07% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $76.3 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 48.02.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Oil and Gas, Chemical, and Midstream and Marketing. The Oil and Gas segment explores for, develops, and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas. The Chemical segment manufactures and markets basic chemicals, including chlorine, caustic soda, chlorinated organics, potassium chemicals, ethylene dichloride, chlorinated isocyanurates, sodium silicates, and calcium chloride; vinyls comprising vinyl chloride monomer and polyvinyl chloride; and other chemicals, such as resorcinol. The Midstream and Marketing segment gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases, and markets oil, condensate, NGLs, natural gas, carbon dioxide, and power. This segment also trades around its assets consisting of transportation and storage capacity, as well as oil, NGLs, gas, and other commodities. Occidental Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks In Queue: Emerson Electric Co. (EMR), Symantec Corporation (SYMC), Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY)

Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) fell -0.21% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.13 to finish the day at $62.41 with about 5.74M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.71M. The $40.19B market cap company, which fluctuated between $61.67 and $62.51 during the day, currently situated 43.48% above its 52 week low of $44.7 and -1.72% away from its one year high of $63.5. The RSI of 71.49 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Emerson Electric Co. designs and manufactures products, and delivers services to industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s Process Management segment offers systems and software; measurement and analytical instrumentation; valves, actuators, and regulators; industry services and solutions; and digital plant architecture solutions. It also provides consulting services for precision measurement, control, monitoring, asset optimization, and safety and reliability of oil and gas reservoirs and plants. This segment serves oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power generation, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, pulp and paper, metal and mining, and municipal water supplies markets. Its Industrial Automation segment provides fluid power and control products; electrical distribution equipment; and materials joining and precision cleaning products, as well as hermetic motors. The company’s Climate Technologies segment supplies compressors, temperature sensors and controls, thermostats, flow controls, and remote monitoring technology and services to residential heating and cooling, commercial air conditioning, commercial and industrial refrigeration, and marine control areas. Its Commercial & Residential Solutions segment provides tools for professionals and homeowners; home storage systems; and appliance solutions. The company was formerly known as The Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company and changed its name to Emerson Electric Co. in 2000. Emerson Electric Co. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Symantec Corporation (SYMC) gained $0.17 to close the day at a new closing price of $28.61, a 0.6% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 95.86% above its 52 week low of $16.14. A total of 5.68M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.82M. The stock, which fluctuated between $28.28 and $28.71 during the day, currently situated 0.03% above its 52 week high. The stock is up by 14.49% in the past one month and up by 17.62% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $28.36 and RSI of 79.11, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

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

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) had a active trading with around 5.67M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.82M. The stock traded between $65.62 and $67.2 before closing at the price of $66.77 with -0.07% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77046 based company is currently trading 10.02% above its 52 week low of $64.12 and -13.35% below its 52 week high of $78.48. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 37.8 and $76.88 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Oil and Gas, Chemical, and Midstream and Marketing. The Oil and Gas segment explores for, develops, and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas. The Chemical segment manufactures and markets basic chemicals, including chlorine, caustic soda, chlorinated organics, potassium chemicals, ethylene dichloride, chlorinated isocyanurates, sodium silicates, and calcium chloride; vinyls comprising vinyl chloride monomer and polyvinyl chloride; and other chemicals, such as resorcinol. The Midstream and Marketing segment gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases, and markets oil, condensate, NGLs, natural gas, carbon dioxide, and power. This segment also trades around its assets consisting of transportation and storage capacity, as well as oil, NGLs, gas, and other commodities. Occidental Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks Buzz: Medtronic plc (MDT), Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY), T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS)

Medtronic plc (MDT) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.47% or $-0.36 to close the day at $75.98 on light trading volume of 3.78M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.06M. The company has been outperforming the medical appliances & equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 3.07%, compared to the industry which has advanced 18.15% over the same period. With RSI of 61.64, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $84.54, making it a hold for now.

Medtronic plc manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. The company’s Cardiac and Vascular Group segment offers pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices, AF products, diagnostics and monitoring devices, and remote monitoring and patient-centered software; and heart valves, percutaneous coronary intervention stent products, surgical valve replacement and repair products, endovascular stent grafts, peripheral vascular intervention products, and products to treat superficial and deep venous diseases. Its Minimally Invasive Therapies Group segment provides gastrointestinal diagnostics, ablation, and interventional lung solutions; stapling, vessel sealing, and other surgical instruments; sutures; electrosurgery products; hernia mechanical devices; mesh implants; products for patient monitoring and recovery; sensors; monitors; compression and dialysis, enteral feeding, and wound care products; and operating room supplies, electrodes, needles, syringes, and sharps disposals. The company’s Restorative Therapies Group segment offers products for various areas of the spine; bone graft substitutes; biologic products; trauma, implantable neurostimulation therapies, and drug delivery systems for the treatment of chronic pain, movement disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, overactive bladder, urinary retention, fecal incontinence, and gastroparesis; products to treat conditions of the ear, nose, throat, and neurological disorders; systems that incorporate advanced energy surgical instruments; products for haemostatic sealing of soft tissue and bone; and image-guided surgery and intra-operative imaging systems. Its Diabetes Group segment provides insulin pumps and consumables; continuous glucose monitoring systems; and Web-based therapy management software solutions. It serves hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients. Medtronic plc was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) retreated with the stock falling -1.43% or $-0.99 to close at $68.19 on light trading volume of 3.78M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.9M. The Houston Texas 77046 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 8.53% up for the period and down by -4.27% so far this year. With price target of $76.88 and a 12.36% rebound from 52-week low, Occidental Petroleum Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Oil and Gas, Chemical, and Midstream and Marketing. The Oil and Gas segment explores for, develops, and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas. The Chemical segment manufactures and markets basic chemicals, including chlorine, caustic soda, chlorinated organics, potassium chemicals, ethylene dichloride, chlorinated isocyanurates, sodium silicates, and calcium chloride; vinyls comprising vinyl chloride monomer and polyvinyl chloride; and other chemicals, such as resorcinol. The Midstream and Marketing segment gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases, and markets oil, condensate, NGLs, natural gas, carbon dioxide, and power. This segment also trades around its assets consisting of transportation and storage capacity, as well as oil, NGLs, gas, and other commodities. Occidental Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.65% or $-0.4 to close the day at $60.96 on lower than average trading volume of 3.76M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.1M. The Bellevue Washington 98006 based company has been outperforming the wireless communications companies by 23.0479% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 6% YTD, versus the wireless communications industry which is up 5.93% for the same period. The RSI of 55.17 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

T-Mobile US, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides mobile communications services for consumers and businesses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company offers voice, messaging, and data services in the postpaid, prepaid, and wholesale markets. It also provides wireless devices, including smartphones, tablets, and other mobile communication devices, as well as accessories that are manufactured by various suppliers. The company offers services, devices, and accessories under the T-Mobile and MetroPCS brands through its owned and operated retail stores, as well as through its Websites. T-Mobile US, Inc. also sells its devices and accessories to dealers and other third party distributors for resale through independent third-party retail outlets and various third-party Websites. It delivers wireless services to approximately 65.5 million customers. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. T-Mobile US, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom Holding B.V.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB), Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY), EQT Corporation (EQT)

The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.09% or $0.31 to close the day at $28.64 on light trading volume of 4.91M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.46M. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74172 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas pipelines group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 68.42%, compared to the industry which has advanced 56.98% over the same period. With RSI of 44.19, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $31.79, making it a hold for now.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. The company operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL (natural gas liquids) & Petchem Services, and Other segments. It owns and operates natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the offshore Gulf of Mexico through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to the New York City metropolitan area. The company also owns and operates a natural gas pipeline system extending from the San Juan basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to a point on the Canadian border near Sumas, Washington; gulfstream natural gas pipeline system extending from the Mobile Bay area in Alabama to markets in Florida; and constitution pipeline that would connect its gathering system in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to the Iroquois Gas Transmission and Tennessee Gas Pipeline systems in New York. In addition, it provides natural gas gathering, treating, processing, and compression; NGL production, fractionation, storage, marketing, and transportation; deepwater production handling and crude oil transportation; and olefin production services, as well as transports and stores natural gas to local natural gas distribution companies, municipal utilities, direct industrial users, electric power generators, and natural gas marketers and producers. Further, the company extracts, fractionates, treats, stores, and sells ethane/ethylene, propane, propylene, normal butane, isobutene, alky feedstock, and condensate. Additionally, it provides construction management services for third parties. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned and operated approximately 13,600 miles of pipelines. The Williams Companies, Inc. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) grew with the stock adding 1.32% or $0.89 to close at $68.5 on light trading volume of 4.89M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.97M. The Houston Texas 77046 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 4.77% up for the period and down by -3.83% so far this year. With price target of $77.08 and a 12.87% rebound from 52-week low, Occidental Petroleum Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Oil and Gas, Chemical, and Midstream and Marketing. The Oil and Gas segment explores for, develops, and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas. The Chemical segment manufactures and markets basic chemicals, including chlorine, caustic soda, chlorinated organics, potassium chemicals, ethylene dichloride, chlorinated isocyanurates, sodium silicates, and calcium chloride; vinyls comprising vinyl chloride monomer and polyvinyl chloride; and other chemicals, such as resorcinol. The Midstream and Marketing segment gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases, and markets oil, condensate, NGLs, natural gas, carbon dioxide, and power. This segment also trades around its assets consisting of transportation and storage capacity, as well as oil, NGLs, gas, and other commodities. Occidental Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

EQT Corporation (EQT) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 5.08% or $3.09 to close the day at $63.87 on higher than average trading volume of 4.84M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.82M. The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15222 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas companies by -1.8185% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -2.34% YTD, versus the independent oil & gas industry which is down -2.5% for the same period. The RSI of 48.54 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

EQT Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company in the United States. It operates through two segments, EQT Production and EQT Midstream. The EQT Production segment explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and crude oil primarily in the Appalachian Basin. As of December 31, 2015, it had 10.0 trillion cubic feet of proved natural gas, NGL, and crude oil reserves across approximately 3.4 million gross acres, including approximately 630,000 gross acres in the Marcellus play. The EQT Midstream segment provides natural gas gathering, transmission, and storage services for the company’s produced gas, as well as for independent third parties in the Appalachian Basin. This segment owns or operates approximately 8,250 miles of gathering lines and 177 compressor units with approximately 255,000 horsepower of installed capacity. EQT Corporation was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Devon Energy Corporation (DVN), Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY), Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM)

Devon Energy Corporation (DVN) climbed 1.04% during last trading as the stock added $0.47 to finish the day at $45.54 with about 3.49M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.94M. The $23.84B market cap company, which fluctuated between $44.58 and $45.56 during the day, currently situated 155.85% above its 52 week low of $18.07 and -10.05% away from its one year high of $50.69. The RSI of 42.21 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Devon Energy Corporation, an independent energy company, primarily engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the United States and Canada. It operates approximately 19,000 wells. The company also offers midstream energy services, including gathering, transmission, processing, fractionation, and marketing to producers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, and condensate through its natural gas pipelines, plants, and treatment facilities. Devon Energy Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) dropped $-0.11 to close the day at a new closing price of $67.77, a -0.16% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 11.67% above its 52 week low of $63.14. A total of 5.54M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.11M. The stock, which fluctuated between $67.33 and $68.09 during the day, currently situated -12.05% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -5.35% in the past one month and down by -6.95% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $77.08 and RSI of 37.08, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Oil and Gas, Chemical, and Midstream and Marketing. The Oil and Gas segment explores for, develops, and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas. The Chemical segment manufactures and markets basic chemicals, including chlorine, caustic soda, chlorinated organics, potassium chemicals, ethylene dichloride, chlorinated isocyanurates, sodium silicates, and calcium chloride; vinyls comprising vinyl chloride monomer and polyvinyl chloride; and other chemicals, such as resorcinol. The Midstream and Marketing segment gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases, and markets oil, condensate, NGLs, natural gas, carbon dioxide, and power. This segment also trades around its assets consisting of transportation and storage capacity, as well as oil, NGLs, gas, and other commodities. Occidental Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM) had a light trading with around 7.72M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.32M. The stock traded between $35.81 and $36.35 before closing at the price of $36.28 with 3.75% change on the day. The Greenwood Village Colorado 80111 based company is currently trading 85.8% above its 52 week low of $20.3 and -21.08% below its 52 week high of $46.07. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 60.86 and $39.88 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Newmont Mining Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the mining industry. The company primarily acquires, develops, explores for, and produces gold. It also explores for silver and copper properties. The company’s operations and/or assets are located in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, and Suriname. As of December 31, 2015, it had proven and probable gold reserves of 73.7 million ounces and an aggregate land position of approximately 20,000 square miles. The company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

 

Momentum Stocks: Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY), Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY), Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI)

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) grew with the stock adding 0.58% or $0.4 to close at $68.95 on light trading volume of 3.84M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.13M. The Houston Texas 77046 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 9.07% up for the period and down by -3.2% so far this year. With price target of $77.08 and a 15.36% rebound from 52-week low, Occidental Petroleum Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Oil and Gas, Chemical, and Midstream and Marketing. The Oil and Gas segment explores for, develops, and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas. The Chemical segment manufactures and markets basic chemicals, including chlorine, caustic soda, chlorinated organics, potassium chemicals, ethylene dichloride, chlorinated isocyanurates, sodium silicates, and calcium chloride; vinyls comprising vinyl chloride monomer and polyvinyl chloride; and other chemicals, such as resorcinol. The Midstream and Marketing segment gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases, and markets oil, condensate, NGLs, natural gas, carbon dioxide, and power. This segment also trades around its assets consisting of transportation and storage capacity, as well as oil, NGLs, gas, and other commodities. Occidental Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY) had a light trading with around 3.84M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.3M. The stock traded between $10.21 and $10.27 before closing at the price of $10.24 with 0% change on the day. The New York New York 10036 based company is currently trading 26.06% above its 52 week low of $9.42 and -4.24% below its 52 week high of $11.29. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $10.4 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. owns a portfolio of real estate related investments in the United States. It invests in various types of agency mortgage-backed securities and related derivatives to hedge these investments; and residential credit investments, such as credit risk transfer securities and non-agency mortgage-backed securities. The company also acquires, finances, and manages commercial loans and other commercial real estate debt, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and other commercial real estate-related assets. In addition, it engages in corporate middle market lending transactions; and operates as a broker-dealer. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT). As a REIT, it is not subject to federal income tax to the extent that it distributes its taxable income to its shareholders. Annaly Capital Management, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in New York, New York.

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) saw its value increase by 3.68% as the stock gained $2.73 to finish the day at a closing price of $76.93. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $48.17-$76.94 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $74.25 to $76.94 during the day, are up by 21.95% in the past three months and up by 21.27% over the past six months. It is currently trading 5.75% above its 20 day moving average and 6.56% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $79.38 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 68.94.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Analog Devices, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a portfolio of solutions that leverage analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing technology, including integrated circuits (ICs), algorithms, software, and subsystems. It offers data converter products, which translate real-world analog signals into digital data, as well as translates digital data into analog signals; high-performance amplifiers to condition analog signals; and radio frequency ICs to support cellular infrastructure. The company also provides MEMS technology solutions, including accelerometers used to sense acceleration, gyroscopes to sense rotation, and inertial measurement units to sense multiple degrees of freedom. In addition, it offers isolators for various applications, such as universal serial bus isolation in patient monitors; and smart metering and satellite applications. Further, the company provides power management and reference products; and digital signal processing products for high-speed numeric calculations. Its products are used in electronic equipment, including industrial process control systems, medical imaging equipment, factory automation systems, patient monitoring devices, instrumentation and measurement systems, wireless infrastructure equipment, energy management systems, networking equipment, aerospace and defense electronics, optical systems, automobiles, and portable electronic devices. The company serves clients in industrial, automotive, consumer, and communications markets through a direct sales force, third-party distributors, and independent sales representatives in the United States, rest of North/South America, Europe, Japan, China, and rest of Asia, as well as through its Website. It has a collaboration with TriLumina Corp. to provide illuminator modules for automotive flash LiDAR systems. Analog Devices, Inc. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts.

 

Trader’s Round Up: MGM Resorts International (MGM), Medtronic plc (MDT), Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY)

MGM Resorts International (MGM) grew with the stock adding 2.03% or $0.59 to close at $29.6 on light trading volume of 6.17M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.59M. The Las Vegas Nevada 89109 based company operating under the Resorts & Casinos industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 54.89% up for the period and up by 2.67% so far this year. With price target of $34.58 and a 82.94% rebound from 52-week low, MGM Resorts International has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

MGM Resorts International, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns and/or operates casino resorts in the United States and China. The company operates through two segments, Wholly Owned Domestic Resorts and MGM China. Its casino resorts offer gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment, retail, and other resort amenities. Its casino operations include various slots, table games, and race and sports book wagering. The company operates 12 wholly owned resorts in the United States; and MGM Macau resort and casino in China, as well as develops an integrated casino, hotel, and entertainment resort on the Cotai Strip, Macau. The company also owns and operates Shadow Creek golf course, Primm Valley Golf Club, and Fallen Oak golf course. The company serves premium gaming customers; leisure and wholesale travel customers; business travelers; and group customers, including conventions, trade associations, and small meetings. The company was formerly known as MGM MIRAGE and changed its name to MGM Resorts International in June 2010. MGM Resorts International was founded in 1986 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Medtronic plc (MDT) gained $0.66 to close the day at a new closing price of $74.49, a 0.89% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 7.41% above its 52 week low of $69.35. A total of 6.17M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.01M. The stock, which fluctuated between $73.59 and $74.61 during the day, currently situated -16.06% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.83% in the past one month and down by -10.04% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $84.54 and RSI of 53.39, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Medtronic plc manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. The company’s Cardiac and Vascular Group segment offers pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices, AF products, diagnostics and monitoring devices, and remote monitoring and patient-centered software; and heart valves, percutaneous coronary intervention stent products, surgical valve replacement and repair products, endovascular stent grafts, peripheral vascular intervention products, and products to treat superficial and deep venous diseases. Its Minimally Invasive Therapies Group segment provides gastrointestinal diagnostics, ablation, and interventional lung solutions; stapling, vessel sealing, and other surgical instruments; sutures; electrosurgery products; hernia mechanical devices; mesh implants; products for patient monitoring and recovery; sensors; monitors; compression and dialysis, enteral feeding, and wound care products; and operating room supplies, electrodes, needles, syringes, and sharps disposals. The company’s Restorative Therapies Group segment offers products for various areas of the spine; bone graft substitutes; biologic products; trauma, implantable neurostimulation therapies, and drug delivery systems for the treatment of chronic pain, movement disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, overactive bladder, urinary retention, fecal incontinence, and gastroparesis; products to treat conditions of the ear, nose, throat, and neurological disorders; systems that incorporate advanced energy surgical instruments; products for haemostatic sealing of soft tissue and bone; and image-guided surgery and intra-operative imaging systems. Its Diabetes Group segment provides insulin pumps and consumables; continuous glucose monitoring systems; and Web-based therapy management software solutions. It serves hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients. Medtronic plc was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) shares were up in last trading by 0.38% to $68.13. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.72% over the past week and fell -5.85% in the past month. It is currently trading -2.31% below its 50 day moving average and -5.64% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -11.59% decrease in value from its one year high of $78.48. The RSI indicator value of 38.34, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Oil and Gas, Chemical, and Midstream and Marketing. The Oil and Gas segment explores for, develops, and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas. The Chemical segment manufactures and markets basic chemicals, including chlorine, caustic soda, chlorinated organics, potassium chemicals, ethylene dichloride, chlorinated isocyanurates, sodium silicates, and calcium chloride; vinyls comprising vinyl chloride monomer and polyvinyl chloride; and other chemicals, such as resorcinol. The Midstream and Marketing segment gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases, and markets oil, condensate, NGLs, natural gas, carbon dioxide, and power. This segment also trades around its assets consisting of transportation and storage capacity, as well as oil, NGLs, gas, and other commodities. Occidental Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA), Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY), Philip Morris International Inc. (PM)

Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) had a active trading with around 4.95M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.72M. The stock traded between $249.65 and $254.8 before closing at the price of $254.61 with 2.29% change on the day. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company is currently trading 80.51% above its 52 week low of $141.05 and -5.47% below its 52 week high of $269.34. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 84.16 and $239.47 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and stationary energy storage products in the United States, China, Norway, and internationally. It primarily offers sedans and sport utility vehicles. The company also offers electric vehicle powertrain components and systems to other manufacturers. It sells its products through a network of Tesla stores and galleries, as well as through Internet. In addition, the company designs, manufactures, installs, monitors, maintains, leases, and sells solar energy systems to government, residential, and commercial customers; and sells electricity generated by solar energy systems to customers. Tesla Motors, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.18% or $-0.12 to close the day at $67.87 on light trading volume of 4.94M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.13M. The Houston Texas 77046 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 14.46%, compared to the industry which has advanced 62.52% over the same period. With RSI of 36.21, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $77, making it a hold for now.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Oil and Gas, Chemical, and Midstream and Marketing. The Oil and Gas segment explores for, develops, and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas. The Chemical segment manufactures and markets basic chemicals, including chlorine, caustic soda, chlorinated organics, potassium chemicals, ethylene dichloride, chlorinated isocyanurates, sodium silicates, and calcium chloride; vinyls comprising vinyl chloride monomer and polyvinyl chloride; and other chemicals, such as resorcinol. The Midstream and Marketing segment gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases, and markets oil, condensate, NGLs, natural gas, carbon dioxide, and power. This segment also trades around its assets consisting of transportation and storage capacity, as well as oil, NGLs, gas, and other commodities. Occidental Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) shares were up in last trading by 1.08% to $95.78. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 3.7% over the past week and grew 4.9% in the past month. It is currently trading 6.46% above its 50 day moving average and 0.56% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.06% decrease in value from its one year high of $104.2. The RSI indicator value of 73.47, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, other tobacco products, and other nicotine-containing products. Its portfolio of brands comprises Marlboro, Merit, Parliament, Virginia S., L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Lark, Muratti, Next, and Red & White. The company also owns various cigarette brands, such as Dji Sam Soe, Sampoerna, and U Mild in Indonesia; Champion, Fortune, and Hope in the Philippines; Apollo-Soyuz and Optima in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston in Colombia; Belmont, Canadian Classics, and Number 7 in Canada; Best in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados in Mexico; Assos in Greece; and Petra in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It markets and sells its products in approximately 180 countries in the European Union, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Canada. Philip Morris International Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is based in New York, New York.