Stocks on Trader’s Radar: Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), NIKE, Inc. (NKE)

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.44% or $0.48 to close the day at $33.79 on active trading volume of 6.79M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.73M. The Santa Clara California 95054 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor equipment & materials group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 104.34%, compared to the industry which has advanced 44.38% over the same period. With RSI of 66.92, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $35.96, 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.

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) climbed 0.2% during last trading as the stock added $0.17 to finish the day at $84.01 with about 6.75M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.17M. The $224.36B market cap company, which fluctuated between $83.44 and $84.02 during the day, currently situated 16.52% above its 52 week low of $74.46 and -6.28% away from its one year high of $90.33. The RSI of 48.85 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) saw its value increase by 0.99% as the stock gained $0.52 to finish the day at a closing price of $52.92. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $49.01-$65.44 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $52.23 to $52.93 during the day, are up by 2.08% in the past three months and down by -7.97% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.69% above its 20 day moving average and 3.19% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $62.14 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 57.27. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

Stocks In Action: The Gap, Inc. (GPS), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) traded within a range of $23.54 to $24.17 after opening the day at $23.7. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 6.95% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.27% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $24 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -21.13% below its 52 week high of $30.74 and 45.69% above its 12-month low of $17. The shares are down by over -9.7% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 47.16 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The Gap, Inc. operates as an apparel retail company worldwide. It offers apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix brands. The company provides apparel, eyewear, jewelry, shoes, handbags, and fragrances; and performance and lifestyle apparel for use in yoga, strength training, and running, as well as seasonal sports, including skiing and tennis. The Gap, Inc. offers its products through company-operated stores, franchise stores, Websites, e-commerce and social media sites, and catalogs. The company has franchise agreements with unaffiliated franchisees to operate Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy stores in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. As of November 17, 2016, it operated 3,300 company-operated stores and 450 franchise stores. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.82% or $-0.56 to close the day at $67.97 on light trading volume of 6.54M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.49M. The Bentonville Arkansas 72716 based company has been outperforming the discount, variety stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 12.96%, compared to the industry which has advanced 10.94% over the same period. With RSI of 37.14, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $74.59, making it a 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.

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) gained $0.09 to close the day at a new closing price of $83.84, a 0.11% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 16.28% above its 52 week low of $74.46. A total of 6.54M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 9.27M. The stock, which fluctuated between $83.37 and $83.88 during the day, currently situated -6.47% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -1.52% in the past one month and down by -4.61% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $90.72 and RSI of 46.44, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

 

Stocks in Focus: Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI), Southwestern Energy Company (SWN), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) had a active trading with around 9.48M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.62M. The stock traded at the price of $39.2 with 2.14% change on the day. The Santa Monica California 90405 based company is currently trading 49.18% above its 52 week low of $26.49 and -13.94% below its 52 week high of $45.55. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 65.91 and $48.73 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. develops and publishes online, personal computer (PC), video game console, handheld, mobile, and tablet games. The company operates through two segments, Activision Publishing, Inc. and Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. The company develops, publishes, and sells interactive software products and content through retail channels or digital downloads; and downloadable content to a range of gamers. It also publishes subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing games; and strategy and role-playing games. In addition, the company maintains a proprietary online gaming service, Battle.net that facilitates the creation of user generated content, digital distribution, and online social connectivity in its games. Further, it engages in creating original film and television content; and provides warehousing, logistical, and sales distribution services to third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software, as well as manufacturers of interactive entertainment hardware products. The company serves retailers and distributors, including mass-market retailers, consumer electronics stores, discount warehouses, game specialty stores, and consumers through third-party distribution, licensing arrangements, and direct digital purchases in the United States, Canada, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China, and internationally. Activision Blizzard, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 2.81% or $0.28 to close the day at $10.25 on active trading volume of 9.42M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 16.59M. The Spring Texas 77389 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 72.56%, compared to the industry which has advanced 54.14% over the same period. With RSI of 45.41, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $13.69, making it a hold for now.

Southwestern Energy Company, an independent natural gas and oil company, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas and oil primarily in the United States. It operates through two segments, Exploration and Production and Midstream Services. The company focuses on the Marcellus Shale, an unconventional natural gas reservoir covering approximately 270,335 net acres in northeast Pennsylvania; and the Fayetteville Shale, an unconventional natural gas reservoir covering approximately 957,641 net acres in Arkansas. It also engages in the exploration and production activities in Colorado and Louisiana. In addition, the company is involved in gathering, marketing, and transporting natural gas, and oil and natural gas liquids. As of December 31, 2015, it had a pipeline of 2,044 miles in Arkansas and 16 miles in Louisiana in its gathering systems. The company’s estimated proved natural gas and oil reserves comprised 6,215 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent (Bcfe); and had 443 Bcfe of proved undeveloped reserves. Southwestern Energy Company was founded in 1929 and is based in Spring, Texas.

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) shares were up in last trading by 0.31% to $83.75. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.89% over the past week and fell -0.73% in the past month. It is currently trading -0.61% below its 50 day moving average and -0.21% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.57% decrease in value from its one year high of $90.33. The RSI indicator value of 46.44, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

 

Traders Watch list: Oracle Corporation (ORCL), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST)

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) saw its value decrease by -0.95% as the stock dropped $-0.37 to finish the day at a closing price of $38.66. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $33.13-$42 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $38.66 to $39.07 during the day, are up by 0.5% in the past three months and down by -5.93% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.23% below its 20 day moving average and -1.32% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $44 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 45.17.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) shares were down in last trading by -1.08% to $83.49. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.84% over the past week and fell -0.01% in the past month. It is currently trading -0.99% below its 50 day moving average and -0.5% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.86% decrease in value from its one year high of $90.33. The RSI indicator value of 41.03, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) traded within a range of $18 to $18.5 after opening the day at $18.29. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -4.3% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.93% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $18.03 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -7.44% below its 52 week high of $19.51 and 56.06% above its 12-month low of $12.17. The shares are up by over 16.45% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 46.02 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

Momentum Stocks in Focus: Morgan Stanley (MS), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)

Morgan Stanley (MS) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -2.6% or $-1.14 to close the day at $42.71 on light trading volume of 11.08M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 12.01M. The New York New York 10036 based company has been outperforming the investment brokerage – national group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 54.18%, compared to the industry which has advanced 40.92% over the same period. With RSI of 56.74, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $42.5, making it a hold for now.

Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide. The company’s Institutional Securities segment offers capital raising and financial advisory services, including services related to the underwriting of debt, equity, and other securities, as well as advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, real estate, and project finance. This segment also provides sales and trading services, such as sales, financing, and market-making services in equity securities and fixed income products, including foreign exchange and commodities, as well as prime brokerage services; and corporate lending services, credit products, and investments and research services. Its Wealth Management segment offers various financial services and solutions covering brokerage and investment advisory services, market-making services in fixed income securities, financial and wealth planning services, annuity and insurance products, credit and other lending products, and banking and retirement plan services to individual investors, small-to-medium sized businesses, and institutions. The company’s Investment Management segment provides various investment strategies and products comprising asset management, including equity, fixed income, liquidity, alternatives, and managed futures products. This segment is also involved in merchant banking and real estate investing businesses. Morgan Stanley was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) retreated with the stock falling -0.1% or $-0.04 to close at $40.74 on light trading volume of 10.98M compared its three months average trading volume of 9.14M. The Abbott Park Illinois 60064 based company operating under the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 2.69% up for the period and up by 6.07% so far this year. With price target of $46.62 and a 15.29% rebound from 52-week low, Abbott Laboratories has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Abbott Laboratories manufactures and sells health care products worldwide. The company’s Established Pharmaceutical Products segment offers branded generic pharmaceuticals to treat pancreatic exocrine insufficiency; irritable bowel syndrome or biliary spasm; intrahepatic cholestasis or depressive symptoms; gynecological disorders; hormone replacement therapy; dyslipidemia; hypertension; hypothyroidism; Ménière’s disease and vestibular vertigo; pain, fever, and inflammation; migraines; anti-infective clarithromycin; and influenza vaccines, as well as to regulate physiological rhythm of the colon. Its Diagnostic Products segment provides immunoassay and clinical chemistry systems; assays used to screen and/or diagnosis cancer, cardiac, drugs of abuse, fertility, infectious diseases, and therapeutic drug monitoring; hematology systems and reagents; diagnostic systems and cartridges; instruments to automate the extraction, purification, and preparation of DNA and RNA from patient samples, and detects and measures infectious agents; genomic-based tests; informatics and automation solutions; and instrument used to identify infection-causing pathogens. The company’s Nutritional Products segment provides pediatric and adult nutritional products. Its Vascular Products segment offers coronary, endovascular, vessel closure, and structural heart devices to treat vascular disease. The company also provides blood and flash glucose monitoring systems, including test strips, sensors, data management decision software, and accessories for people with diabetes; and medical devices for the eye, such as cataract and LASIK surgery, contact lens care, and dry eye products. In addition, it develops cardiovascular medical devices. It serves retailers, wholesalers, hospitals, health care facilities, laboratories, physicians’ offices, and government agencies. The company has strategic alliance with Fonterra. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Abbott Park, Illinois.

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.74% or $-0.63 to close the day at $84.4 on lower than average trading volume of 10.98M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.54M. The Cincinnati Ohio 45202 based company has been underperforming the personal products companies by -5.4184% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 0.38% YTD, versus the personal products industry which is up 0.93% for the same period. The RSI of 46.6 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

 

3 Trending Stocks: BioScrip, Inc. (BIOS), The Southern Company (SO), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)

BioScrip, Inc. (BIOS) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 11.85% or $0.16 to close the day at $1.51 on active trading volume of 4.82M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.67M. The Denver Colorado 80202 based company has been underperforming the home health care group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -1.95%, compared to the industry which has advanced 16.54% over the same period. With RSI of 56.24, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $2.1, making it a hold for now.

BioScrip, Inc. provides home infusion services in the United States. The company engages in the preparation, delivery, administration, and clinical monitoring of pharmaceutical treatments that are administered to a patient through intravenous, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intra-spinal, and enteral methods. It is primarily involved in the intravenous administration of medications to treat a range of acute and chronic conditions, such as infections, nutritional deficiencies, immunologic and neurologic disorders, cancer, pain, and palliative care. BioScrip, Inc. offers its services at patient’s homes, outpatient clinics, nursing facilities, physician’s offices, and ambulatory infusion centers. The company markets and sells its products and services through sales and marketing representatives, payor relationships, and other government programs. BioScrip, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

The Southern Company (SO) fell -0.26% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.13 to finish the day at $49.01 with about 4.8M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.13M. The $48.21B market cap company, which fluctuated between $48.76 and $49.2 during the day, currently situated 11.4% above its 52 week low of $46 and -8.28% away from its one year high of $54.64. The RSI of 50.78 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity through coal, nuclear, oil and gas, and hydro resources in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. The company also constructs, acquires, owns, and manages generation assets, including renewable energy projects. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 33 hydroelectric generating stations, 31 fossil fuel generating stations, 3 nuclear generating stations, 13 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, 16 solar facilities, 1 wind facility, 1 biomass facility, and 1 landfill gas facility. The company also provides digital wireless communications services with various communication options, including push to talk, cellular service, text messaging, wireless Internet access, and wireless data; and wholesale fiber optic solutions to telecommunication providers in the Southeast. The Southern Company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) saw its value decrease by -0.04% as the stock dropped $-0.03 to finish the day at a closing price of $85.03. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $74.46-$90.33 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $84.62 to $85.25 during the day, are down by -3.96% in the past three months and up by 0.69% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.63% above its 20 day moving average and 0.72% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $90.72 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 53.73. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM), Synchrony Financial (SYF), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM) saw its value decrease by -1.55% as the stock dropped $-0.48 to finish the day at a closing price of $30.46. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $27.67-$35.58 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $30.02 to $30.85 during the day, are up by 8.94% in the past three months and down by -8.04% over the past six months. It is currently trading -3.38% below its 20 day moving average and -0.41% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $30 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 42.97.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. operates natural and organic foods supermarkets. Its stores offers produce, packaged goods, bulk, frozen, dairy, meat, bakery, prepared foods, coffee, tea, beer, wine, cheese, nutritional supplements, vitamins, body care, pet foods, and household goods. As of November 2, 2016, the company operated 464 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Synchrony Financial (SYF) shares were down in last trading by -2.69% to $36.91. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.85% over the past week and grew 5.13% in the past month. It is currently trading 9.82% above its 50 day moving average and 25.69% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.01% decrease in value from its one year high of $38.06. The RSI indicator value of 60.71, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Synchrony Financial operates as a consumer financial services company in the United States. The company offers private label credit cards, dual cards, and small and medium-sized business credit products; and promotional financing for consumer purchases, such as private label credit cards and installment loans. It also provides promotional financing to consumers for elective healthcare procedures or services, such as dental, veterinary, cosmetic, vision, and audiology; debt cancellation products; and deposit products, including certificates of deposit, individual retirement, money market, and savings accounts, as well as accepts deposits through third-party securities brokerage firms. The company offers its credit products through programs established with a group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations, and healthcare service providers; and deposit products through multiple channels, including online, print, and radio advertising. Synchrony Financial was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. Synchrony Financial operates independently of GE Consumer Finance, Inc. as of November 17, 2015.

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) traded within a range of $84.38 to $85.43 after opening the day at $84.41. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 1.17% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.66% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $85.06 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -5.11% below its 52 week high of $90.33 and 17.97% above its 12-month low of $74.46. The shares are down by over -3.53% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 55.86 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

Stocks Trending Alert: The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR), NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG)

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) saw its value increase by 0.36% as the stock gained $0.3 to finish the day at a closing price of $84.5. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $74.46-$90.33 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $84.24 to $84.6 during the day, are down by -3.62% in the past three months and up by 0.93% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.22% above its 20 day moving average and 0.11% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $90.72 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 49.9.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR) shares were up in last trading by 2.11% to $3.88. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.78% over the past week and grew 4.3% in the past month. It is currently trading 18.04% above its 50 day moving average and 17.4% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -19.17% decrease in value from its one year high of $4.8. The RSI indicator value of 61.5, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Denbury Resources Inc. operates as an independent oil and natural gas company in the United States. The company primarily focuses on enhanced oil recovery utilizing carbon dioxide. It holds properties located in Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama in the Gulf Coast region; and in Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming in the Rocky Mountain region. As of December 31, 2015, the company had 288.6 million barrels of oil equivalent of estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves. Denbury Resources Inc. was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) traded within a range of $12.3 to $13.07 after opening the day at $12.32. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 6.28% so far this year. The stock was up close to 5.93% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $13.03 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -28.52% below its 52 week high of $18.32 and 49.29% above its 12-month low of $8.92. The shares are up by over 18.26% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 63.78 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a power company. The company provides electricity; system power, distributed generation, solar and wind products, backup generation, storage and distributed solar, demand response, energy efficiency, electric vehicle charging stations, and on-site energy solutions; carbon management and specialty services; and various energy services, such as operations, maintenance, technical, development, and asset management services. It owns and operates approximately 50,000 megawatts of generation. The company also offers retail energy, rooftop solar, portable solar, and battery products home services; and various bundled products, which combine energy with protection products, energy efficiency, and renewable energy solutions, as well as offers installation and contract management services for residential solar customers. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 2.77 million recurring and 624,000 discrete customers. In addition, the company owns, operates, and develops solar and wind power projects; develops, constructs, and finances a range of solutions for utilities, schools, municipalities, and commercial markets; and trades in electric power, natural gas, and related commodity and financial products, including forwards, futures, options, and swaps. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 90 active fossil fuel and nuclear plants, 16 utility scale solar facilities, and 36 wind farms and multiple distributed solar facilities. Further, the company transacts in and trades fuel and transportation services; directly sells energy, services, and products and services to retail customers under the NRG, Reliant, and other names; and provides steam, hot water, and chilled water, as well as electricity to commercial businesses, universities, hospitals, and governmental units. NRG Energy, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey.

 

Stocks In Queue: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Office Depot, Inc. (ODP)

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) climbed 1.54% during last trading as the stock added $0.29 to finish the day at $19.13 with about 8.86M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.06M. The $14.09B market cap company, which fluctuated between $18.82 and $19.13 during the day, currently situated 65.58% above its 52 week low of $12.17 and -0.64% away from its one year high of $19.51. The RSI of 70.1 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

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

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) gained $0.12 to close the day at a new closing price of $84.2, a 0.14% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 16.78% above its 52 week low of $74.46. A total of 8.78M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 11.88M. The stock, which fluctuated between $83.5 and $84.39 during the day, currently situated -6.07% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.86% in the past one month and down by -4.3% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $90.72 and RSI of 47.41, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

Office Depot, Inc. (ODP) had a active trading with around 8.68M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.48M. The stock traded between $4.4 and $4.68 before closing at the price of $4.52 with 0% change on the day. The Boca Raton Florida 33496 based company is currently trading 50.98% above its 52 week low of $3.01 and -42.14% below its 52 week high of $7.91. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 46.41 and $4.99 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Office Depot, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies office products and services. It operates in three segments: North American Retail, North American Business Solutions, and International. The company sells office supplies, technology products and solutions, business machines and related supplies, facilities products, and office furniture. It also offers copy and print services. The company sells its products and services to consumers and businesses through office supply stores, a contract sales force, Internet sites, an outbound telephone account management sales force, direct marketing catalogs, and call centers, as well as participates under licensing and merchandise arrangements in Latin America, Europe, Israel, and Japan. As of December 26, 2015, it operated 1,564 stores in the United States, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and 147 stores in France, South Korea, Sweden, New Zealand, and Australia. The company offers its products under various labels, including Office Depot, OfficeMax, Foray, Ativa, TUL, Realspace, WorkPro, Brenton Studio, Highmark, Grand & Toy, and Viking Office Products. Office Depot, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

 

Stocks Under Consideration: Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SGYP), VEREIT, Inc. (VER), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SGYP) grew with the stock adding 2.87% or $0.17 to close at $6.09 on active trading volume of 6.28M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.72M. The New York New York 10170 based company operating under the Drug Manufacturers – Other industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 7.41% up for the period and up by 7.41% so far this year. With price target of $10.8 and a 143.6% rebound from 52-week low, Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of drugs to treat gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and diseases. Its lead product candidate is plecanatide, a guanylyl cyclase C receptor agonist that is in Phase III clinical trials to treat chronic idiopathic constipation GI disorders; and for the treatment of constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome GI disorders. The company is also developing SP-333, which is in Phase II clinical trials to treat opioid induced constipation, as well as in Phase Ib clinical trials to treat ulcerative colitis. The company has a research collaboration with BIND Therapeutics, Inc. to develop ACCURINS for treatment of a range of cells with novel therapeutic payloads. Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

VEREIT, Inc. (VER) had a light trading with around 6.25M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.67M. The stock traded between $8.31 and $8.48 before closing at the price of $8.46 with 1.56% change on the day. The Phoenix Arizona 85016 based company is currently trading 30.81% above its 52 week low of $6.68 and -22.44% below its 52 week high of $11.09. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $10 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

VEREIT, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. It owns and acquires single tenant, freestanding commercial real estate that is net leased on a medium-term basis, primarily to investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants. The company principally invests in retail and office properties. It was formerly known as American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. VEREIT, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) saw its value decrease by -0.32% as the stock dropped $-0.27 to finish the day at a closing price of $84.08. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $74.46-$90.33 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $83.92 to $84.45 during the day, are down by -5.59% in the past three months and up by 0.72% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.04% below its 20 day moving average and -0.43% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $90.72 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 46.51.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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