3 Notable Runners: Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY), Phillips 66 (PSX), Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG)

Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 3% or $1.32 to close the day at $45.29 on lower than average trading volume of 5.08M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.31M. The Richfield Minnesota 55423 based company has been outperforming the electronics stores companies by 18.5974% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 6.14% YTD, versus the electronics stores industry which is up 5.01% for the same period. The RSI of 53.46 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Best Buy Co., Inc. operates as a retailer of technology products, services, and solutions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company operates through two reportable segments, Domestic and International. Its stores provide consumer electronics, such as home theater, home automation, digital imaging, health and fitness, and portable audio products; computing and mobile phones, including computing and peripherals, networking, tablets, smart watches, and e-readers, as well as mobile phones comprising related mobile network carrier commissions; and entertainment products, such as gaming hardware and software, movie, music, technology toy, and other software products. The company’s stores also offer appliances, which include refrigeration and laundry appliances, dishwashers, ovens, coffee makers, blenders, etc.; and other products comprising snacks, beverages, and other sundry items. In addition, it provides services, such as consultation, design, delivery, installation, set-up, protection plan, repair, technical support, and educational services. The company offers its products through stores and Websites under the Best Buy, bestbuy.com, Best Buy Mobile, Best Buy Direct, Best Buy Express, Geek Squad, Magnolia Home Theater, Pacific Kitchen and Home, bestbuy.com.ca, bestbuy.com.mx, and Geek Squad brand names, as well as through call centers. As of January 30, 2016, it had approximately 1,200 large-format and 400 small-format stores. The company was formerly known as Sound of Music, Inc. Best Buy Co., Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Richfield, Minnesota.

Phillips 66 (PSX) had a active trading with around 2.54M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.29M. The stock traded between $79.15 and $80.1 before closing at the price of $79.98 with 0.1% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77042 based company is currently trading 10.28% above its 52 week low of $73.67 and -10% below its 52 week high of $90.87. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 37.62 and $90.87 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Phillips 66 operates as an energy manufacturing and logistics company. It operates through four segments: Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties (M&S). The Midstream segment gathers, processes, transports, and markets natural gas; and transports, fractionates, and markets natural gas liquids in the United States. This segment also transports crude oil and other feedstocks to its refineries and other locations, as well as delivers refined and specialty products, and provides terminaling and storage services for crude oil and petroleum products. The Chemicals segment manufactures and markets ethylene and other olefin products; aromatics products, such as benzene, styrene, paraxylene, and cyclohexane, as well as polystyrene and styrene-butadiene copolymers; and various specialty chemical products, including organosulfur chemicals, solvents, catalysts, drilling chemicals, and mining chemicals. The Refining segment buys, sells, and refines crude oil and other feedstocks into petroleum products comprising gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels at 14 refineries primarily in the United States and Europe. The M&S segment purchases for resale and markets refined petroleum products consisting of gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels in the United States and Europe. It also manufactures and sells specialty products, such as petroleum coke, waxes, solvents, and polypropylene. In addition, this segment is involved in the generation of electricity. Phillips 66 was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) traded within a range of $61.95 to $62.59 after opening the day at $62.01. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 7.26% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.05% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $62.06 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -0.42% below its 52 week high of $62.59 and 80.67% above its 12-month low of $35.73. The shares are up by over 9.12% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 69.08 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Principal Financial Group, Inc. provides retirement, asset management, and insurance products and services to businesses, individuals, and institutional clients worldwide. It operates through Retirement and Income Solutions, Principal Global Investors, Principal International, and U.S. Insurance Solutions segments. The Retirement and Income Solutions segment provides a portfolio of asset accumulation products and services, including retirement savings and income. It offers products and services for defined contribution pension plans, including 401(k) and 403(b) plans, defined benefit pension plans, nonqualified executive benefit plans, and employee stock ownership plans; individual retirement accounts and payroll deduction plans; investment-only products; and annuities, mutual funds, and bank products. The Principal Global Investors segment provides equity, fixed income, real estate, and other alternative investments, as well as asset allocation, stable value management, and other structured investment strategies. The Principal International segment offers pension accumulation and income annuity products, mutual funds, asset management, and life insurance accumulation products, as well as voluntary savings plans in Brazil, Chile, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, India, Mexico, and the Southeast Asia. The U.S. Insurance Solutions segment provides specialty benefits consisting of group dental and vision insurance, individual and group disability insurance, and group life insurance; and individual life insurance products comprising universal and variable universal life insurance and term life insurance, as well as non-medical fee-for-service claims administration services in the United States. It also provides insurance solutions for small and medium-sized businesses and their owners, as well as executives. Principal Financial Group, Inc. was founded in 1879 and is based in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

Stocks To Watch: Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM), Phillips 66 (PSX), Southern Copper Corporation (SCCO)

Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM) traded within a range of $24.71 to $25.08 after opening the day at $24.76. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.48% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.01% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $25.04 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -20.78% below its 52 week high of $32.24 and 3.22% above its 12-month low of $24.26. The shares are down by over -0.64% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 48.97 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Kimco Realty Corporation is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across North America. It is primarily engaged in acquisitions, development, and management of neighborhood and community shopping centers. The firm also provides property management services relating to the management, leasing, operation, and maintenance of real estate properties. Kimco Realty Corporation was formed in 1966 and is based in New Hyde Park, New York with additional office all across North America.

Phillips 66 (PSX) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.77% or $0.61 to close the day at $79.86 on light trading volume of 2.03M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.31M. The Houston Texas 77042 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas refining & marketing group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 12.18%, compared to the industry which has advanced 27.34% over the same period. With RSI of 36.39, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $90.87, making it a hold for now.

Phillips 66 operates as an energy manufacturing and logistics company. It operates through four segments: Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties (M&S). The Midstream segment gathers, processes, transports, and markets natural gas; and transports, fractionates, and markets natural gas liquids in the United States. This segment also transports crude oil and other feedstocks to its refineries and other locations, as well as delivers refined and specialty products, and provides terminaling and storage services for crude oil and petroleum products. The Chemicals segment manufactures and markets ethylene and other olefin products; aromatics products, such as benzene, styrene, paraxylene, and cyclohexane, as well as polystyrene and styrene-butadiene copolymers; and various specialty chemical products, including organosulfur chemicals, solvents, catalysts, drilling chemicals, and mining chemicals. The Refining segment buys, sells, and refines crude oil and other feedstocks into petroleum products comprising gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels at 14 refineries primarily in the United States and Europe. The M&S segment purchases for resale and markets refined petroleum products consisting of gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels in the United States and Europe. It also manufactures and sells specialty products, such as petroleum coke, waxes, solvents, and polypropylene. In addition, this segment is involved in the generation of electricity. Phillips 66 was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Southern Copper Corporation (SCCO) gained $0.54 to close the day at a new closing price of $37.96, a 1.44% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 62.15% above its 52 week low of $23.54. A total of 2.03M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.27M. The stock, which fluctuated between $37.57 and $39.5 during the day, currently situated -3.24% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 12.54% in the past one month and up by 28.07% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $33.41 and RSI of 56.96, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Southern Copper Corporation engages in mining, exploring, smelting, and refining copper and other minerals in Peru, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Ecuador. The company is involved in the mining, milling, and flotation of copper ore to produce copper and molybdenum concentrates; smelting of copper concentrates to produce anode copper; and refining of anode copper to produce copper cathodes, as well as molybdenum concentrate, refined silver, gold, and other materials. It operates the Toquepala, Cuajone, La Caridad, and Buenavista mine complexes, as well as the smelting and refining plants, which produce copper with production of by-products of molybdenum, silver, and other materials. The company also operates five underground mines that produce zinc, lead, copper, silver, and gold; a coal mine that produces coal and coke; and a zinc refinery. It has interests in 77,799 hectares of exploration concessions in Peru; 145,720 hectares of exploration concessions in Mexico; 159,831 hectares of exploration concessions in Argentina; 40,758 hectares of exploration concessions in Chile; and 2,544 hectares of exploration concessions in Ecuador. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Southern Copper Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Americas Mining Corporation.

 

3 Notable Runners: Phillips 66 (PSX), The Boeing Company (BA), Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR)

Phillips 66 (PSX) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.39% or $0.31 to close the day at $78.86 on higher than average trading volume of 3.04M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.32M. The Houston Texas 77042 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas refining & marketing companies by -0.702% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -8.74% YTD, versus the oil & gas refining & marketing industry which is down -2.35% for the same period. The RSI of 29.02 indicates the stock is oversold at the current levels, buy for now.

Phillips 66 operates as an energy manufacturing and logistics company. It operates through four segments: Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties (M&S). The Midstream segment gathers, processes, transports, and markets natural gas; and transports, fractionates, and markets natural gas liquids in the United States. This segment also transports crude oil and other feedstocks to its refineries and other locations, as well as delivers refined and specialty products, and provides terminaling and storage services for crude oil and petroleum products. The Chemicals segment manufactures and markets ethylene and other olefin products; aromatics products, such as benzene, styrene, paraxylene, and cyclohexane, as well as polystyrene and styrene-butadiene copolymers; and various specialty chemical products, including organosulfur chemicals, solvents, catalysts, drilling chemicals, and mining chemicals. The Refining segment buys, sells, and refines crude oil and other feedstocks into petroleum products comprising gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels at 14 refineries primarily in the United States and Europe. The M&S segment purchases for resale and markets refined petroleum products consisting of gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels in the United States and Europe. It also manufactures and sells specialty products, such as petroleum coke, waxes, solvents, and polypropylene. In addition, this segment is involved in the generation of electricity. Phillips 66 was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

The Boeing Company (BA) had a light trading with around 3.04M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.38M. The stock traded between $163.69 and $165.24 before closing at the price of $163.81 with -1.62% change on the day. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company is currently trading 64.34% above its 52 week low of $102.1 and -3.64% below its 52 week high of $170. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 55.36 and $171.7 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, services, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Military Aircraft, Network & Space Systems, Global Services & Support, and Boeing Capital. The Commercial Airplanes segment develops, produces, and markets commercial jet aircraft for various passenger and cargo requirements, as well as provides related support services to the commercial airline industry. This segment also offers aviation services support, aircraft modifications, spare parts, training, maintenance documents, and technical advice to commercial and government customers. The Boeing Military Aircraft segment is involved in the research, development, production, and modification of manned and unmanned military aircraft and weapons systems for the global strike, vertical lift, and autonomous systems, as well as mobility, surveillance, and engagement. The Network & Space Systems segment engages in the research, development, production, and modification of electronics and information solutions; strategic missile and defense systems; space and intelligence systems; and space exploration products. The Global Services and Support segment offers integrated logistics, including supply chain management and engineering support; maintenance, modification, and upgrades for aircraft; and training systems and government services, such as pilot and maintenance training. The Boeing Capital segment facilitates, arranges, structures, and provides financing solutions, such as equipment under operating leases, finance leases, notes and other receivables, assets held for sale or re-lease, and investments. The Boeing Company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) traded within a range of $27.02 to $27.26 after opening the day at $27.2. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -3.61% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.15% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $27.24 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -6.74% below its 52 week high of $29.21 and 29.66% above its 12-month low of $21.17. The shares are up by over 7.27% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 43.96 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Juniper Networks, Inc. designs, develops, and sells network products and services worldwide. It offers various routing products, including ACX series universal access routers to deploy new high-bandwidth services; MX series Ethernet routers that functions as a universal edge platform; M series edge routers; PTX series packet transport routers; T series routers; and NorthStar controllers. The company also provides various switching products comprising EX series Ethernet switches to address the access, aggregation, and core layer switching requirements of micro branch, branch office, and campus and data center environments; QFX series of core, spine, and top-of-rack data center switches; and OCX1100, an open networking switch. In addition, it offers security products, such as SRX series services gateways for the data centers; Branch SRX family that includes SRX300 Series and SRX1500, which provides integrated firewall capabilities; vSRX Virtual Firewall that delivers various features of physical firewalls; Spotlight Secure Threat Intelligence Platform, a threat intelligence platform that aggregates threat feeds from various sources; and Sky Advanced Threat Prevention, a cloud-based service for static and dynamic analysis. Further, the company offers Junos OS, a network operating system; Junos Space, a network management platform for creating network management applications that include network director, services activation director, security director, edge services director, service now, and service insight; and Contrail networking and cloud platform solutions. Additionally, it provides technical support and professional services, as well as education and training programs. The company sells its products through direct sales, distributors, value-added resellers, and original equipment manufacturer partners to end-users in the service provider and enterprise markets. Juniper Networks, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

 

3 Notable Runners: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE), Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI), Phillips 66 (PSX)

Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.62% or $-0.71 to close the day at $114.46 on higher than average trading volume of 3.05M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.68M. The San Jose California 95110 based company has been outperforming the application software companies by 6.7261% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 11.18% YTD, versus the application software industry which is up 7.63% for the same period. The RSI of 70.03 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Adobe Systems Incorporated operates as a diversified software company worldwide. Its Digital Media segment provides tools and solutions that enable individuals, small and medium businesses, and enterprises to create, publish, promote, and monetize their digital content. This segment’s flagship product is Creative Cloud, a subscription service that allows customers to download and install the latest versions of its creative products. This segment serves traditional content creators, Web application developers, and digital media professionals, as well as their management in marketing departments and agencies, companies, and publishers. The company’s Digital Marketing segment offers solutions for how digital advertising and marketing are created, managed, executed, measured, and optimized. This segment provides analytics, social marketing, targeting, advertising and media optimization, digital experience management, cross-channel campaign management, and audience management solutions, as well as video delivery and monetization to digital marketers, advertisers, publishers, merchandisers, Web analysts, chief marketing officers, chief information officers, and chief revenue officers. Its Print and Publishing segment offers products and services, such as eLearning solutions, technical document publishing, Web application development, and high-end printing, as well as publishing needs of technical and business, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) printing businesses. The company markets and licenses its products and services directly to enterprise customers through its sales force, as well as to end-users through app stores and through its Website at adobe.com. It also distributes products and services through a network of distributors, value-added resellers, systems integrators, independent software vendors, retailers, and OEMs. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) had a active trading with around 3.03M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.04M. The stock traded between $80.2 and $82.31 before closing at the price of $81.73 with 0.16% change on the day. The Chicago Illinois 60661 based company is currently trading 39.89% above its 52 week low of $59.78 and -6.65% below its 52 week high of $87.55. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 47.72 and $80.27 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. provides mission-critical communication infrastructure, devices, software, and services in North America, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. The company operates in two segments, Products and Services. The Products segment offers a portfolio of network infrastructure, devices, accessories, and software for government, public safety and first-responder agencies, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers. This segment’s products include two-way portable radios and vehicle-mounted radios; accessories, such as speaker microphones, batteries, earpieces, headsets, carry cases, and cables; software features and upgrades; and radio network core and central processing software, base stations, consoles, repeaters, and software applications and features. The Services segment provides integration services, such as implementation, optimization, and integration of networks, devices, software, and applications; and managed and support services, such as repair, technical support, and hardware maintenance services, as well as network monitoring, software maintenance, and cyber security services across radio network technologies, command center consoles, and smart public safety solutions. This segment also offers Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN), a push-to-talk technology, as well as provides iDEN services, including hardware and software maintenance services for its legacy iDEN customers. The company was formerly known as Motorola, Inc. and changed its name to Motorola Solutions, Inc. in January 2011. Motorola Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Phillips 66 (PSX) traded within a range of $79 to $80.19 after opening the day at $80. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -8.41% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.01% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $79.14 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -10.95% below its 52 week high of $90.87 and 12.96% above its 12-month low of $71.74. The shares are up by over 0.84% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 30.53 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Phillips 66 operates as an energy manufacturing and logistics company. It operates through four segments: Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties (M&S). The Midstream segment gathers, processes, transports, and markets natural gas; and transports, fractionates, and markets natural gas liquids in the United States. This segment also transports crude oil and other feedstocks to its refineries and other locations, as well as delivers refined and specialty products, and provides terminaling and storage services for crude oil and petroleum products. The Chemicals segment manufactures and markets ethylene and other olefin products; aromatics products, such as benzene, styrene, paraxylene, and cyclohexane, as well as polystyrene and styrene-butadiene copolymers; and various specialty chemical products, including organosulfur chemicals, solvents, catalysts, drilling chemicals, and mining chemicals. The Refining segment buys, sells, and refines crude oil and other feedstocks into petroleum products comprising gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels at 14 refineries primarily in the United States and Europe. The M&S segment purchases for resale and markets refined petroleum products consisting of gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels in the United States and Europe. It also manufactures and sells specialty products, such as petroleum coke, waxes, solvents, and polypropylene. In addition, this segment is involved in the generation of electricity. Phillips 66 was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Momentum Stocks: Phillips 66 (PSX), CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP), SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI)

Phillips 66 (PSX) grew with the stock adding 0.37% or $0.3 to close at $81.05 on active trading volume of 3.39M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.27M. The Houston Texas 77042 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 5.71% up for the period and down by -6.2% so far this year. With price target of $92.27 and a 15.69% rebound from 52-week low, Phillips 66 has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Phillips 66 operates as an energy manufacturing and logistics company. It operates through four segments: Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties (M&S). The Midstream segment gathers, processes, transports, and markets natural gas; and transports, fractionates, and markets natural gas liquids in the United States. This segment also transports crude oil and other feedstocks to its refineries and other locations, as well as delivers refined and specialty products, and provides terminaling and storage services for crude oil and petroleum products. The Chemicals segment manufactures and markets ethylene and other olefin products; aromatics products, such as benzene, styrene, paraxylene, and cyclohexane, as well as polystyrene and styrene-butadiene copolymers; and various specialty chemical products, including organosulfur chemicals, solvents, catalysts, drilling chemicals, and mining chemicals. The Refining segment buys, sells, and refines crude oil and other feedstocks into petroleum products comprising gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels at 14 refineries primarily in the United States and Europe. The M&S segment purchases for resale and markets refined petroleum products consisting of gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels in the United States and Europe. It also manufactures and sells specialty products, such as petroleum coke, waxes, solvents, and polypropylene. In addition, this segment is involved in the generation of electricity. Phillips 66 was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) had a light trading with around 3.37M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.5M. The stock traded between $25.78 and $26.21 before closing at the price of $26.19 with 1% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77002 based company is currently trading 54.74% above its 52 week low of $17.52 and -0.23% below its 52 week high of $26.25. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $25.2 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The company’s Electric Transmission & Distribution segment offers electric transmission and distribution services to retail electric providers, municipalities, electric cooperatives, and other distribution companies. As of December 31, 2015, this segment owned 28,474 pole miles of overhead distribution lines and 3,723 circuit miles of overhead transmission lines; 23,120 circuit miles of underground distribution lines and 26 circuit miles of underground transmission lines; and 232 substations with a capacity of 58,674 megavolt amperes. Its Natural Gas Distribution segment sells regulated intrastate natural gas; provides natural gas transportation and storage services for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation customers; and offers unregulated services comprising residential appliance repair and maintenance services, as well as sells heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment. This segment owned approximately 74,000 linear miles of natural gas distribution mains. The company’s Energy Services segment provides physical natural gas supplies primarily to commercial and industrial customers, and electric and gas utilities; natural gas management services; and physical delivery services, as well as procures and optimizes transportation and storage assets. It owns and operates approximately 200 miles of intrastate pipelines; and leases transportation capacity on various interstate and intrastate pipelines, and storage. Its Midstream Investments segment provides gathering, processing, compression, treating, dehydration, and natural gas liquids fractionation for producer customers. This segment had approximately 12,400 miles of gathering pipelines, 7,900 miles of interstate pipelines, and approximately 2,300 miles of intrastate pipelines. The company was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI) saw its value decrease by -0.54% as the stock dropped $-0.31 to finish the day at a closing price of $56.83. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $31.07-$58.72 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $56.27 to $56.91 during the day, are up by 26.05% in the past three months and up by 36.64% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.58% above its 20 day moving average and 3.73% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $59.69 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 57.06.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. operates as the holding company for SunTrust Bank that provides various financial services for consumers, businesses, corporations, and institutions in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking, and Mortgage Banking. The Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management segment offers deposits, home equity lines and loans, credit lines, indirect auto loans, student loans, bank cards, and other lending products, as well as various services. This segment also provides wealth management products and professional services, including brokerage, professional investment management, and trust services; and family office solutions. The Wholesale Banking segment offers corporate and investment banking solutions, such as advisory, capital raising, and financial risk management, as well as lease financing solutions; cash management services, auto dealer financing, and corporate insurance premium financing solutions; and construction, mini-perm, and permanent real estate financing, as well as tailored financing and equity investment solutions. This segment also provides treasury and payment solutions, including operating various electronic and paper payment types, such as card, wire transfer, automated clearing house, check, and cash; and offers clients to manage their accounts online. The Mortgage Banking segment provides residential mortgage products in the secondary market. The company offers its products and services through a network of traditional and in-store branches, automated teller machines, Internet, mobile, and telephone banking channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 1,401 full-service banking offices located in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Phillips 66 (PSX), 3M Company (MMM), Prologis, Inc. (PLD)

Phillips 66 (PSX) saw its value decrease by -0.86% as the stock dropped $-0.71 to finish the day at a closing price of $81.62. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $71.74-$90.87 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $81.15 to $82.37 during the day, are up by 2.64% in the past three months and up by 11.64% over the past six months. It is currently trading -3.26% below its 20 day moving average and -4.26% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $92.27 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 38.52.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Phillips 66 operates as an energy manufacturing and logistics company. It operates through four segments: Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties (M&S). The Midstream segment gathers, processes, transports, and markets natural gas; and transports, fractionates, and markets natural gas liquids in the United States. This segment also transports crude oil and other feedstocks to its refineries and other locations, as well as delivers refined and specialty products, and provides terminaling and storage services for crude oil and petroleum products. The Chemicals segment manufactures and markets ethylene and other olefin products; aromatics products, such as benzene, styrene, paraxylene, and cyclohexane, as well as polystyrene and styrene-butadiene copolymers; and various specialty chemical products, including organosulfur chemicals, solvents, catalysts, drilling chemicals, and mining chemicals. The Refining segment buys, sells, and refines crude oil and other feedstocks into petroleum products comprising gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels at 14 refineries primarily in the United States and Europe. The M&S segment purchases for resale and markets refined petroleum products consisting of gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels in the United States and Europe. It also manufactures and sells specialty products, such as petroleum coke, waxes, solvents, and polypropylene. In addition, this segment is involved in the generation of electricity. Phillips 66 was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

3M Company (MMM) shares were down in last trading by -0.34% to $174.82. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.65% over the past week and fell -2.01% in the past month. It is currently trading -0.8% below its 50 day moving average and 1.31% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.15% decrease in value from its one year high of $182.27. The RSI indicator value of 41.31, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

3M Company operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. The company’s Industrial segment offers tapes; coated, non-woven, and bonded abrasives; adhesives; ceramics; sealants; specialty materials; filtration products; closure systems for personal hygiene products; acoustic systems products; automotive components; abrasion-resistant films; structural adhesives; and paint finishing and detailing products. Its Safety and Graphics segment provides personal protection products, traffic safety and security products, commercial graphics systems, commercial cleaning and protection products, floor matting, roofing granules, and fall protection products. The company’s Health Care segment offers medical and surgical supplies, skin health and infection prevention products, drug delivery systems, dental and orthodontic products, health information systems, and food safety products. Its Electronics and Energy segment provides optical films; packaging and interconnection devices; insulating and splicing solutions; touch screens and touch monitors; renewable energy component solutions; and infrastructure protection products. The company’s Consumer segment offers sponges, scouring pads, high-performance cloths, consumer and office tapes, repositionable notes, indexing systems, and consumer and office tapes and adhesives, as well as construction and home improvement, home care, and protective material products. 3M Company serves automotive, electronics and energy, appliance, paper and printing, packaging, food and beverage, construction, clinics and hospitals, pharmaceuticals, dental and orthodontic practitioners, health information systems, food manufacturing and testing, consumer and office retail, home improvement, drug and pharmacy retail, and other markets. The company sells its products through wholesalers, retailers, jobbers, distributors, and dealers, as well as directly to users. 3M Company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Prologis, Inc. (PLD) traded within a range of $48.62 to $49.31 after opening the day at $48.79. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -7.46% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.23% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $48.85 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -10.11% below its 52 week high of $54.87 and 43.5% above its 12-month low of $35.25. The shares are down by over -3.56% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 29.41 is bullish. They are not pointing to a rebound in the stock. We should get in as it looks to have found a bottom.

Prologis Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of industrial distribution and retail properties. It was previously known as Security Capital Investment Trust. Prologis Inc. was formed in 1991 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Denver, Colorado.

 

Stocks Under Consideration: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA), Phillips 66 (PSX), Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI)

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) grew with the stock adding 0.57% or $0.16 to close at $28.06 on light trading volume of 2.11M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.07M. The Silver Spring Maryland 20910 based company operating under the CATV Systems industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 4.98% up for the period and up by 2.37% so far this year. With price target of $27.7 and a 18.6% rebound from 52-week low, Discovery Communications, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. It operates through U.S. Networks; International Networks; and Education and Other segments. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Velocity, Discovery Family, American Heroes, Destination America, Discovery Life, Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Kids brands. Its content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. The company also develops and sells curriculum-based education products and services comprising online suite of curriculum-based VOD tools, professional development services, and digital textbooks, as well as student assessments; and publishes hard copy curriculum-based content for K-12 schools. In addition, it operates production studios that develop content for television service providers, as well as Websites. The company provides content through various distribution platforms, including pay-TV, free-to-air and broadcast television, digital distribution arrangements, and content licensing agreements, as well as various platforms, such as brand-aligned Websites, Web-native networks, on-line streaming, mobile devices, video on demand (VOD), and broadband channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated approximately 380 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. The company is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Phillips 66 (PSX) had a light trading with around 2.1M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.31M. The stock traded between $82.5 and $84.35 before closing at the price of $82.77 with -1.75% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77042 based company is currently trading 18.14% above its 52 week low of $71.74 and -6.86% below its 52 week high of $90.87. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $92.27 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Phillips 66 operates as an energy manufacturing and logistics company. It operates through four segments: Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties (M&S). The Midstream segment gathers, processes, transports, and markets natural gas; and transports, fractionates, and markets natural gas liquids in the United States. This segment also transports crude oil and other feedstocks to its refineries and other locations, as well as delivers refined and specialty products, and provides terminaling and storage services for crude oil and petroleum products. The Chemicals segment manufactures and markets ethylene and other olefin products; aromatics products, such as benzene, styrene, paraxylene, and cyclohexane, as well as polystyrene and styrene-butadiene copolymers; and various specialty chemical products, including organosulfur chemicals, solvents, catalysts, drilling chemicals, and mining chemicals. The Refining segment buys, sells, and refines crude oil and other feedstocks into petroleum products comprising gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels at 14 refineries primarily in the United States and Europe. The M&S segment purchases for resale and markets refined petroleum products consisting of gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels in the United States and Europe. It also manufactures and sells specialty products, such as petroleum coke, waxes, solvents, and polypropylene. In addition, this segment is involved in the generation of electricity. Phillips 66 was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI) saw its value decrease by -0.02% as the stock dropped $-0.01 to finish the day at a closing price of $63.09. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $38.16-$68.59 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $62.61 to $63.48 during the day, are up by 15.57% in the past three months and up by 37.93% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.11% below its 20 day moving average and -0.86% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $68.67 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 51.31.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies oilfield services, products, technology, and systems to the oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company offers drilling and evaluation products and services, which include drill bits for performance drilling, hole enlargement, and coring; conventional and rotary steerable systems used to drill wells; measurement-while-drilling and logging-while-drilling systems to perform reservoir navigation services; drilling optimization services; tools for coil tubing drilling and wellbore re-entry systems; coring drilling systems; surface logging; emulsion and water-based drilling fluids systems; reservoir drill-in fluids; and fluids environmental services. Its drilling and evaluation products and services also comprise wire line services, such as tools for open hole and cased hole well logging to gather data to perform petro physical and geophysical analysis; reservoir evaluation coring; casing perforation; fluid characterization; production logging; well integrity testing; pipe recovery; and seismic and micro seismic services. In addition, the company provides completion and production products and services consisting of completion systems used to control the flow of hydrocarbons within a wellbore; wellbore intervention products and services to enhance the performance of existing wellbores; intelligent production system products and services to monitor and control the production from individual wells or fields; artificial lifts, such as electric submersible pump systems, progressing cavity pump systems, gas lift systems, and surface horizontal pumping systems to lift oil and water; chemicals and chemical application systems; and cementing, stimulation, and coil tubing services. Further, it offers industrial products and services to the downstream chemicals, and process and pipeline industries. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. As of December 30, 2016, Baker Hughes Incorporated operates as a subsidiary of General Electric Company.

 

Stocks In Queue: Tahoe Resources Inc. (TAHO), Phillips 66 (PSX), Builders FirstSource, Inc. (BLDR)

Tahoe Resources Inc. (TAHO) fell -1.4% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.13 to finish the day at $9.17 with about 2.41M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.57M. The $2.85B market cap company, which fluctuated between $9.05 and $9.42 during the day, currently situated 32.61% above its 52 week low of $7.12 and -46.09% away from its one year high of $17.01. The RSI of 47.81 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Tahoe Resources Inc., together with its subsidiaries, explores, develops, and operates mines in the Americas. The company primarily produces copper, gold, silver, lead/zinc, and natural gas and petroleum. It holds interest in the Escobal mine property comprising 29.1 million tons of proven and probable mineral reserves located in southeast Guatemala; La Arena mine property, which consist of 80.3 million tons of proven and probable mineral reserves located in northern Perú; and Shahuindo mine comprising 111.9 million tons of proven and probable mineral reserves located in northern Perú. The company was formerly known as CKM Resources Inc. and changed its name to Tahoe Resources Inc. in January 2010. Tahoe Resources Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Reno, Nevada.

Phillips 66 (PSX) gained $1.99 to close the day at a new closing price of $84.19, a 2.42% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 20.17% above its 52 week low of $71.74. A total of 2.4M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.29M. The stock, which fluctuated between $82.55 and $84.46 during the day, currently situated -5.27% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.98% in the past one month and up by 5.58% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $91.93 and RSI of 46.89, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Phillips 66 operates as an energy manufacturing and logistics company. It operates through four segments: Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties (M&S). The Midstream segment gathers, processes, transports, and markets natural gas; and transports, fractionates, and markets natural gas liquids in the United States. This segment also transports crude oil and other feedstocks to its refineries and other locations, as well as delivers refined and specialty products, and provides terminaling and storage services for crude oil and petroleum products. The Chemicals segment manufactures and markets ethylene and other olefin products; aromatics products, such as benzene, styrene, paraxylene, and cyclohexane, as well as polystyrene and styrene-butadiene copolymers; and various specialty chemical products, including organosulfur chemicals, solvents, catalysts, drilling chemicals, and mining chemicals. The Refining segment buys, sells, and refines crude oil and other feedstocks into petroleum products comprising gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels at 14 refineries primarily in the United States and Europe. The M&S segment purchases for resale and markets refined petroleum products consisting of gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels in the United States and Europe. It also manufactures and sells specialty products, such as petroleum coke, waxes, solvents, and polypropylene. In addition, this segment is involved in the generation of electricity. Phillips 66 was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Builders FirstSource, Inc. (BLDR) had a active trading with around 2.39M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.2M. The stock traded between $10.89 and $11.6 before closing at the price of $11.43 with 5.93% change on the day. The Dallas Texas 75201 based company is currently trading 75.85% above its 52 week low of $6.5 and -18.88% below its 52 week high of $14.09. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 51.48 and $14.28 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Builders FirstSource, Inc. manufactures and supplies building materials, manufactured components, and construction services to professional contractors, sub-contractors, and consumers in the United States. Its products include lumber and lumber sheet goods comprising dimensional lumber, plywood, and OSB products that are used in on-site house framing; and windows and doors, and interior and exterior door units, as well as interior trims, exterior trims, columns, and posts under the Synboard brand. The company’s manufactured products consist of wood floor and roof trusses, steel roof trusses, wall panels, stairs, and engineered wood; gypsum, roofing and insulation products, including wallboards, metal studs and trims, ceilings, joint treatment and finishes, and stucco and exteriors; vinyl, composite, and wood sidings, other exteriors, and cement. In addition, it offers other building products and services, such as cabinets and hardware, as well as turn-key framing, shell construction, design assistance, and professional installation services. Further, the company supplies professional grade building products, such as lumber and lumber sheet goods, and various windows, doors, and millwork lines. The company was formerly known as BSL Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Builders FirstSource, Inc. in October 1999. Builders FirstSource, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Equity Residential (EQR), Phillips 66 (PSX), Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A)

Equity Residential (EQR) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.54% or $-0.34 to close the day at $63.02 on light trading volume of 2.03M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.18M. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company has been underperforming the reit – residential group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -2.66%, compared to the industry which has advanced 12.67% over the same period. With RSI of 49.82, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $65.78, making it a hold for now.

Equity Residential, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the acquisition, development, and management of multifamily properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2007, it owned and invested in 579 properties in 24 states and the District of Columbia consisting of 152,821 units. The company qualifies as a REIT for federal income tax purposes. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal income tax to the extent that it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. Equity Residential was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Phillips 66 (PSX) retreated with the stock falling -1.01% or $-0.84 to close at $82.2 on light trading volume of 2.03M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.29M. The Houston Texas 77042 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 5.96% up for the period and down by -4.87% so far this year. With price target of $91.93 and a 17.33% rebound from 52-week low, Phillips 66 has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Phillips 66 operates as an energy manufacturing and logistics company. It operates through four segments: Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties (M&S). The Midstream segment gathers, processes, transports, and markets natural gas; and transports, fractionates, and markets natural gas liquids in the United States. This segment also transports crude oil and other feedstocks to its refineries and other locations, as well as delivers refined and specialty products, and provides terminaling and storage services for crude oil and petroleum products. The Chemicals segment manufactures and markets ethylene and other olefin products; aromatics products, such as benzene, styrene, paraxylene, and cyclohexane, as well as polystyrene and styrene-butadiene copolymers; and various specialty chemical products, including organosulfur chemicals, solvents, catalysts, drilling chemicals, and mining chemicals. The Refining segment buys, sells, and refines crude oil and other feedstocks into petroleum products comprising gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels at 14 refineries primarily in the United States and Europe. The M&S segment purchases for resale and markets refined petroleum products consisting of gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels in the United States and Europe. It also manufactures and sells specialty products, such as petroleum coke, waxes, solvents, and polypropylene. In addition, this segment is involved in the generation of electricity. Phillips 66 was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.48% or $-0.23 to close the day at $47.39 on lower than average trading volume of 2.01M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.11M. The Santa Clara California 95051 based company has been underperforming the medical laboratories & research companies by 3.2334% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 4.02% YTD, versus the medical laboratories & research industry which is up 2.41% for the same period. The RSI of 52.89 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. Its Life Sciences and Applied Markets segment offers liquid chromatography systems and components; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry systems; gas chromatography systems and components; gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry instruments; laboratory software and informatics systems; laboratory automation and robotic systems; dissolution testing; vacuum pumps; and measurement technologies. The company’s Diagnostics and Genomics segment provides reagents, instruments, software, and consumables; arrays for DNA mutation detection, genotyping, gene copy number determination, identification of gene rearrangements, DNA methylation profiling, and gene expression profiling, as well as sequencing target enrichment services; and equipment focused on production of synthesized oligonucleotides for use as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Its Agilent CrossLab segment offers GC and LC columns, sample preparation products, custom chemistries, and various laboratory instrument supplies; and startup, operational, training, and compliance support, as well as asset management and consultation services. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales, electronic commerce, resellers, manufacturers’ representatives, and distributors. It has a collaboration agreement with University of Leuven to focus on detecting genetic abnormalities in cell-free DNA and embryo biopsies. Agilent Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

 

Stocks on Trader’s Radar: Phillips 66 (PSX), L Brands, Inc. (LB), Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI)

Phillips 66 (PSX) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.32% or $0.27 to close the day at $83.56 on active trading volume of 2.38M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.26M. The Houston Texas 77042 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas refining & marketing group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 9.86%, compared to the industry which has advanced 10.24% over the same period. With RSI of 38.9, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $91.93, making it a hold for now.

Phillips 66 operates as an energy manufacturing and logistics company. It operates through four segments: Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties (M&S). The Midstream segment gathers, processes, transports, and markets natural gas; and transports, fractionates, and markets natural gas liquids in the United States. This segment also transports crude oil and other feedstocks to its refineries and other locations, as well as delivers refined and specialty products, and provides terminaling and storage services for crude oil and petroleum products. The Chemicals segment manufactures and markets ethylene and other olefin products; aromatics products, such as benzene, styrene, paraxylene, and cyclohexane, as well as polystyrene and styrene-butadiene copolymers; and various specialty chemical products, including organosulfur chemicals, solvents, catalysts, drilling chemicals, and mining chemicals. The Refining segment buys, sells, and refines crude oil and other feedstocks into petroleum products comprising gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels at 14 refineries primarily in the United States and Europe. The M&S segment purchases for resale and markets refined petroleum products consisting of gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels in the United States and Europe. It also manufactures and sells specialty products, such as petroleum coke, waxes, solvents, and polypropylene. In addition, this segment is involved in the generation of electricity. Phillips 66 was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

L Brands, Inc. (LB) climbed 0.74% during last trading as the stock added $0.45 to finish the day at $61.14 with about 2.38M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.3M. The $17.49B market cap company, which fluctuated between $60.85 and $62.24 during the day, currently situated 4.55% above its 52 week low of $60 and -33.49% away from its one year high of $97.35. The RSI of 29.2 indicates the stock is oversold at the current levels, buy for now.

L Brands, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of women’s intimate and other apparel, beauty and personal care products, and accessories. The company operates in three segments: Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, and Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works International. Its products include loungewear, bras, panties, swimwear, athletic attire, fragrances, shower gels and lotions, aromatherapy, soaps and sanitizers, home fragrances, handbags, jewelry, and personal care accessories. The company offers its products under the Victoria’s Secret, Pink, Bath & Body Works, La Senza, Henri Bendel, C.O. Bigelow, White Barn Candle Company, and other brand names. L Brands, Inc. sells its merchandise through company-owned specialty retail stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, which are primarily mall-based; through its Websites; and through franchises, licenses, and wholesale partners. As of January 31, 2016, the company operated 2,721 retail stores in the United States; 270 retail stores in Canada; and 14 retail stores in the United Kingdom. It also operated 221 La Senza stores in 29 countries; 125 Bath & Body Works stores in 30 countries; 19 Victoria’s Secret stores in 7 Middle Eastern countries; and 373 Victoria’s Secret Beauty and Accessories stores, and various small-format locations in approximately 75 countries. The company was formerly known as Limited Brands, Inc. and changed its name to L Brands, Inc. in March 2013. L Brands, Inc. was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) saw its value decrease by -0.54% as the stock dropped $-0.39 to finish the day at a closing price of $72.28. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $47.24-$74.87 per share for the past year. The shares are up by 17.13% in the past three months and up by 21.08% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.75% below its 20 day moving average and 2.21% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $78.7 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 51.76. 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.