Investor’s Watch List: Prologis, Inc. (PLD), Centene Corporation (CNC), Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A)

Prologis, Inc. (PLD) had a light trading with around 2.59M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.69M. The stock traded between $49.45 and $50.44 before closing at the price of $50.12 with 1.44% change on the day. The San Francisco California 94111 based company is currently trading 43.44% above its 52 week low of $37.02 and -7.78% below its 52 week high of $54.87. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 47.38 and $15.46 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

Centene Corporation (CNC) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.93% or $-1.38 to close the day at $70.07 on active trading volume of 2.57M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.74M. The St. Louis Missouri 63105 based company has been outperforming the health care plans group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 25.3%, compared to the industry which has advanced 15.75% over the same period. With RSI of 70.7, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $77.76, making it a hold for now.

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

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) shares were down in last trading by -1.51% to $50.84. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.73% over the past week and grew 5.37% in the past month. It is currently trading 6.91% above its 50 day moving average and 10.77% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.93% decrease in value from its one year high of $51.84. The RSI indicator value of 64.22, lead us to believe that it is a 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.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Prologis, Inc. (PLD), The Boeing Company (BA), Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC)

Prologis, Inc. (PLD) saw its value decrease by -0.1% as the stock dropped $-0.05 to finish the day at a closing price of $49.92. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $37.02-$54.87 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $49.13 to $49.98 during the day, are up by 8.51% in the past three months and down by -6.33% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.11% below its 20 day moving average and -2.98% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $15.46 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 45.73.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

The Boeing Company (BA) shares were up in last trading by 0.28% to $168.5. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.07% over the past week and grew 7% in the past month. It is currently trading 6.72% above its 50 day moving average and 22.05% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.34% decrease in value from its one year high of $170. The RSI indicator value of 68.81, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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. It 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; and 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 researches, develops, produces, and modifies manned and unmanned military aircraft, and weapons systems for global strike, vertical lift, and autonomous systems, as well as mobility, surveillance, and engagement. The Network & Space Systems segment researches, develops, produces, and modifies strategic defense and intelligence systems, satellite systems, and space exploration products. The Global Services & Support segment provides integrated logistics services comprising supply chain management and engineering support; maintenance, modification, and upgrades for aircraft; and training systems and government services that include pilot and maintenance training. The Boeing Capital segment offers financing services and manages financing exposure for a portfolio of equipment under operating and finance leases, notes and other receivables, assets held for sale or re-lease, and investments. The company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) traded within a range of $121.62 to $123 after opening the day at $121.83. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 13.93% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.23% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $122.49 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -0.66% below its 52 week high of $123.3 and 74.41% above its 12-month low of $72.01. The shares are up by over 22.02% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 70.05 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Norfolk Southern Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods in the United States. It also transports overseas freight through various Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. In addition, the company is involved in the operation of scheduled passenger trains; leasing or sale of rail property and equipment; development of commercial real estate; telecommunications; and the acquisition, leasing, and management of coal, oil, gas, and minerals, as well as the transport of automotive and industrial products. As of February 6, 2017, it operated approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1883 and is based in Norfolk, Virginia.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Prologis, Inc. (PLD), Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC), Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS)

Prologis, Inc. (PLD) saw its value increase by 1.4% as the stock gained $0.69 to finish the day at a closing price of $50.11. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $36.18-$54.87 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $49.36 to $50.12 during the day, are up by 3.99% in the past three months and down by -5.73% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.22% below its 20 day moving average and -2.67% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $15.46 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 45.73.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) shares were up in last trading by 0.39% to $121.12. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.55% over the past week and grew 10.13% in the past month. It is currently trading 8.76% above its 50 day moving average and 27.33% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.13% decrease in value from its one year high of $122.5. The RSI indicator value of 65.56, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Norfolk Southern Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods in the United States. It also transports overseas freight through various Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. In addition, the company is involved in the operation of scheduled passenger trains; leasing or sale of rail property and equipment; development of commercial real estate; telecommunications; and the acquisition, leasing, and management of coal, oil, gas, and minerals, as well as the transport of automotive and industrial products. As of February 6, 2017, it operated approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1883 and is based in Norfolk, Virginia.

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS) traded within a range of $80.46 to $81.39 after opening the day at $80.96. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 6.37% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.36% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $80.46 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -0.8% below its 52 week high of $81.67 and 45.81% above its 12-month low of $57.8. The shares are up by over 4.99% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 59.73 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., a financial services technology company, offers a range of solutions in retail and enterprise banking, payments, capital markets, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, treasury, and insurance. It also provides financial consulting and outsourcing services. The company’s Integrated Financial Solutions segment offers various solutions, including core processing and ancillary applications; digital solutions, such as Internet, mobile, and e-banking; fraud, risk management, and compliance solutions; electronic funds transfer and network services; card solutions; item processing and output services; government payments solutions; e-payment solutions; and retail solutions to regional and community bank market in North America. Its Global Financial Solutions segment provides banking and payments solutions, and consulting and transformation services to financial institution worldwide, which include retail banking and payments services, securities processing and finance, asset management, global trading, corporate liquidity, insurance, wealth management, global commercial services, strategic consulting services, and public sector and education. The company delivers a range of information technology consulting, advisory, and transformational services to financial institutions under the Capco brand. Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

Momentum Stocks in Focus: Prologis, Inc. (PLD), Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE), State Street Corporation (STT)

Prologis, Inc. (PLD) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.31% or $0.64 to close the day at $49.37 on light trading volume of 2.59M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.02M. The San Francisco California 94111 based company has been outperforming the reit – industrial group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 36.69%, compared to the industry which has advanced 15.56% over the same period. With RSI of 40.28, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $54.68, making it a hold for now.

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.

Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) grew with the stock adding 1.02% or $1.17 to close at $116.13 on light trading volume of 2.59M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.66M. The San Jose California 95110 based company operating under the Application Software industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 57.25% up for the period and up by 12.8% so far this year. With price target of $122.56 and a 62.94% rebound from 52-week low, Adobe Systems Incorporated has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

State Street Corporation (STT) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.19% or $-0.15 to close the day at $77.35 on higher than average trading volume of 2.59M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.3M. The Boston Massachusetts 02111 based company has been outperforming the asset management companies by 7.3202% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -0.48% YTD, versus the asset management industry which is up 1.96% for the same period. The RSI of 43.69 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

State Street Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of financial products and services to institutional investors worldwide. The company offers investment servicing products and services, including custody; product- and participant-level accounting; daily pricing and administration; master trust and master custody; record-keeping; cash management; foreign exchange, brokerage, and other trading services; securities finance; deposit and short-term investment facilities; loans and lease financing; investment manager and alternative investment manager operations outsourcing; and performance, risk, and compliance analytics. It also provides investment management services, such as investment management, investment research, and investment advisory services to corporations, public funds, and other sophisticated investors, as well as offers active and passive asset management strategies across equity, fixed-income, and cash asset classes. The company offers its products and services to mutual funds, collective investment funds and other investment pools, corporate and public retirement plans, insurance companies, foundations, endowments, and investment managers. State Street Corporation was founded in 1792 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH), Cerner Corporation (CERN), Prologis, Inc. (PLD)

Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) had a active trading with around 2.92M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.83M. The stock traded between $74.85 and $76.06 before closing at the price of $75.97 with 1.47% change on the day. The Dublin Ohio 43017 based company is currently trading 21.92% above its 52 week low of $62.7 and -11.96% below its 52 week high of $87.85. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 58.48 and $80.33 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Cardinal Health, Inc. operates as a healthcare services and products company worldwide. The company’s Pharmaceutical segment distributes branded and generic pharmaceutical, over-the-counter healthcare, specialty pharmaceutical, and consumer products to retailers, hospitals, and other healthcare providers. It offers distribution, inventory management, data reporting, new product launch support, and contract pricing and chargeback administration services to pharmaceutical manufacturers; pharmacy and medication therapy management, and patient outcomes services to hospitals, other healthcare providers, and payers; consulting, patient support, and other services to pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers. This segment also operates nuclear pharmacies and cyclotron facilities that manufacture, prepare, and deliver radiopharmaceuticals, as well as operates direct-to-patient specialty pharmacies; offers logistics, marketing, and other services; and repackages generic pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter healthcare products. The company’s Medical segment distributes a range of medical, surgical, and laboratory products and services to hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories, and other healthcare providers, as well as to patients in the home. This segment also develops, manufactures, and sources medical and surgical products comprising surgical drapes, and gowns and apparel; exam and surgical gloves; fluid suction and collection systems; cardiovascular and endovascular products; and wound care and orthopedic products, as well as assembles and offers sterile and non-sterile procedure kits. In addition, it offers supply chain services, including spend, distribution, and inventory management services to healthcare providers; and post-acute care management, and transition services and software to hospitals, other healthcare providers, and payers. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

Cerner Corporation (CERN) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.73% or $0.39 to close the day at $54.05 on light trading volume of 2.92M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.4M. The North Kansas City Missouri 64117 based company has been underperforming the healthcare information services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -2.28%, compared to the industry which has advanced 11.08% over the same period. With RSI of 70.39, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $59.7, making it a hold for now.

Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports health care information technology, health care devices, hardware, and content solutions for health care organizations and consumers in the United States and internationally. The company offers Cerner Millennium architecture, which includes clinical, financial, and management information systems that allow providers to access an individual’s electronic health record at the point of care, and organizes and delivers information for physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front- and back-office professionals, and consumers. It also provides HealtheIntent platform, a cloud-based platform that enables organizations to aggregate, transform, and reconcile data across the continuum of care, as well as assists to enhance outcomes and lower costs. In addition, the company offers a portfolio of clinical and financial health care information technology solutions, as well as departmental, connectivity, population health, and care coordination solutions; and various complementary services, including support, hosting, managed, implementation, and strategic consulting services. Further, it provides various services, such as implementation and training, remote hosting, operational management, revenue cycle, support and maintenance, health care data analysis, clinical process optimization, transaction processing, employer health centers, employee wellness programs, and third party administrator services for employer-based health plans; and complementary hardware and devices for third parties. It serves integrated delivery networks, physician groups and networks, managed care organizations, hospitals, medical centers, reference laboratories, home health agencies, blood banks, imaging centers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, employers, governments, and public health organizations. Cerner Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in North Kansas City, Missouri.

Prologis, Inc. (PLD) shares were down in last trading by -1.63% to $49.39. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.33% over the past week and fell -8.13% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.11% below its 50 day moving average and -1.55% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.12% decrease in value from its one year high of $54.87. The RSI indicator value of 40.02, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT), Prologis, Inc. (PLD), Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT) traded within a range of $58.42 to $59.11 after opening the day at $59.02. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.28% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.58% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $58.77 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -2.26% below its 52 week high of $60.13 and 40.83% above its 12-month low of $41.73. The shares are up by over 8.31% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 54.04 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Level 3 Communications, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a facilities-based provider of a range of integrated communications services. It operates through North America, EMEA, and Latin America segments. The company offers Internet protocol (IP) and data services comprising Internet services, virtual private network, Ethernet, content delivery network, media delivery, Vyvx broadcast, managed, cloud and IT, and cloud connect services, as well as Communications as a Service. It also provides transport and fiber services comprising wavelengths, private lines, transoceanic services, and dark fiber, as well as related professional services; local and enterprise voice services, including Voice over Internet Protocol services and traditional circuit-switch based services; collaboration services, such as audio, Web, and video collaboration services; colocation and data center services comprising cloud, hosting, and application management solutions; and security services for mobile users or remote offices, governance, risk management, and compliance. In addition, the company provides wholesale voice services, including voice termination and toll free services. It primarily serves various types of customers, such as enterprises, content, government, and wholesale. The company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.

Prologis, Inc. (PLD) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.28% or $0.62 to close the day at $49.06 on active trading volume of 3M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.01M. The San Francisco California 94111 based company has been outperforming the reit – industrial group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 28.54%, compared to the industry which has advanced 5.4% over the same period. With RSI of 35.26, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $15.46, making it a hold for now.

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.

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) gained $0.43 to close the day at a new closing price of $77.79, a 0.56% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 10.8% above its 52 week low of $72.34. A total of 3M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.31M. The stock, which fluctuated between $77.16 and $77.94 during the day, currently situated -10.34% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.08% in the past one month and up by 0.13% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $79.78 and RSI of 57.85, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Regulated Utilities, International Energy, and Commercial Portfolio. The Regulated Utilities segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana; and transports and sells natural gas in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment owns approximately 50,000 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity; and uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity. It serves approximately 7.4 million retail electric customers in 6 states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States with a service area covering approximately 95,000 square miles; and approximately 525,000 retail natural gas customers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment is also involved in the wholesale of electricity to incorporated municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities. The International Energy segment operates and manages power generation facilities; and markets and sells electric power, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. This segment serves retail distributors, electric utilities, independent power producers, marketers, and industrial and commercial companies. The Commercial Portfolio segment acquires, builds, develops, and operates wind and solar renewable generation and energy transmission projects. Its portfolio includes nonregulated renewable energy, electric transmission, natural gas infrastructure, and energy storage businesses. This segment has 22 wind farms and 38 commercial solar farms with a capacity of 2,400 MW across 11 states. The company was formerly known as Duke Energy Holding Corp. and changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in April 2005. Duke Energy Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

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 Highlights: The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX), Schlumberger Limited (SLB), Prologis, Inc. (PLD)

The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX) had a light trading with around 4.83M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.41M. The stock traded between $31.13 and $31.42 before closing at the price of $31.3 with 0.29% change on the day. The New York New York 10154 based company is currently trading 44.07% above its 52 week low of $22.45 and -0.63% below its 52 week high of $31.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 71.96 and $34.23 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

The Blackstone Group L.P. is a publicly owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm also provides financial advisory services to its clients. It provides its services to public and corporate pension funds, academic, cultural, and charitable organizations, retirees, sovereign wealth funds, and institutional and individual investors. The firm manages separate client focused portfolios for its clients. It launches fixed income mutual funds. The firm also launches and manages private equity funds, real estate funds, funds of hedge funds, and credit-focused funds for its clients. It invests in private equity, public equity, fixed income, and alternative investment markets. The Blackstone Group L.P. was founded in 1985 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices in London, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Beijing, China, Dubai, UAE, Dusseldorf, Germany, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Mexico City, Mexico, Paris, France, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Seoul, Korea, Shanghai, China, Singapore, Sydney, Australia, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Tokyo, Japan.

Schlumberger Limited (SLB) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.45% or $-0.38 to close the day at $84.5 on light trading volume of 4.76M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.45M. The Houston Texas 77056 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas equipment & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 24.77%, compared to the industry which has advanced 34.97% over the same period. With RSI of 48.44, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $96.71, making it a hold for now.

Schlumberger Limited supplies technology products and services to the oil and gas exploration and production industry worldwide. Its Reservoir Characterization Group segment provides reservoir imaging, monitoring, and development services; wireline technologies for open and cased-hole services; slickline services; exploration and production pressure and flow-rate measurement services comprising surface and downhole services; software integrated solutions, such as software, consulting, information management, and IT infrastructure services; consulting services for reservoir characterization, field development planning, and production enhancement; and petrotechnical data services and training solutions, as well as integrated management services. Its Drilling Group segment designs, manufactures, and markets roller cone and fixed cutter drill bits; supplies drilling fluid systems; provides pressure drilling and underbalanced drilling solutions, and environmental services and products; mud logging services; land drilling rigs and support services; and well planning and drilling, engineering, supervision, logistics, procurement, contracting, and drilling rig management services, as well as bottom-hole-assembly, borehole-enlargement technologies, impact tools, tubulars, and tubular services. Its Production Group segment provides well services comprising pressure pumping, well cementing, and stimulation services; coiled tubing equipment; well completion services and equipment that include packers, safety valves, and sand control technology, as well as completions technology and equipment; artificial lifts; and integrated production and production management services. Its Cameron Group segment offers integrated subsea production systems; surface systems; drilling equipment and services; and valve products and measurement systems. The company was formerly known as Socie´te´ de Prospection E´lectrique. Schlumberger Limited was founded in 1926 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Prologis, Inc. (PLD) shares were down in last trading by -3.32% to $49.25. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -6.32% over the past week and fell -5.36% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.12% below its 50 day moving average and -1.52% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.38% decrease in value from its one year high of $54.87. The RSI indicator value of 30.44, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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 in Review: SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU), Office Depot, Inc. (ODP), Prologis, Inc. (PLD)

SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) traded within a range of $4.08 to $4.27 after opening the day at $4.13. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -10.71% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.46% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $4.17 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -32.41% below its 52 week high of $6.17 and 5.84% above its 12-month low of $3.94. The shares are down by over -7.33% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 35.13 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

SUPERVALU INC., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a grocery wholesaler and retailer in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Wholesale, Save-A-Lot, and Retail. The Wholesale segment offers wholesale distribution of various food and non-food products to independent retail customers, such as single and multiple grocery store independent operators, regional chains, and the military. This segment operates approximately 1,796 stores with a network spanning 40 states. The Save-A-Lot segment owns, operates, and licenses 1,360 discount grocery stores under the Save-A-Lot banner, including 897 licensed Save-A-Lot stores and 463 company-operated stores. The Retail segment operates retail stores that provide groceries and various additional products, including general merchandise, home, health and beauty care, and pharmacy products. This segment operates 200 stores under the Cub Foods, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, Shop ’n Save, Farm Fresh, and Hornbacher’s banners, as well as 2 Rainbow and 2 County Market stores. The company provides a range of brand name and private-label products comprising perishable and nonperishable grocery products. SUPERVALU INC. was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Office Depot, Inc. (ODP) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 3.39% or $0.15 to close the day at $4.57 on light trading volume of 4.99M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.67M. The Boca Raton Florida 33496 based company has been underperforming the specialty retail, other group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -6.7%, compared to the industry which has advanced 36.75% over the same period. With RSI of 47.14, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $4.99, making it a hold for now.

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.

Prologis, Inc. (PLD) dropped $-1 to close the day at a new closing price of $51.83, a -1.89% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 52.25% above its 52 week low of $35.25. A total of 4.96M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.81M. The stock, which fluctuated between $51.4 and $53.73 during the day, currently situated -4.63% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.13% in the past one month and down by -0.28% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $15.46 and RSI of 46.72, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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 Roundup: Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (HMNY), Prologis, Inc. (PLD), Allergan plc (AGN)

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (HMNY) grew with the stock adding 14.16% or $0.49 to close at $3.95 on light trading volume of 3.84M compared its three months average trading volume of 477.73K. The New York New York 10118 based company operating under the Information Technology Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 153.21% up for the period and up by 19.7% so far this year. With price target of $0 and a 283.5% rebound from 52-week low, Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. provides a range of information technology (IT) consulting solutions, custom application development, and analytics services to Fortune 1000 companies and other organizations in the United States. Its services include application value management, application development, integration, independent validation, infrastructure, information management, and analytics services. The company supports various computer technology platforms and client IT projects using a range of third-party software applications. Its clients operate in various industries, including banking, financial services, insurance, and healthcare. The company was formerly known as Helios and Matheson Information Technology Inc. and changed its name to Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. in May 2013. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. is a subsidiary of Helios and Matheson Information Technology Ltd.

Prologis, Inc. (PLD) had a active trading with around 3.83M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.79M. The stock traded between $52.34 and $52.85 before closing at the price of $52.83 with 0.49% change on the day. The San Francisco California 94111 based company is currently trading 55.19% above its 52 week low of $35.25 and -2.79% below its 52 week high of $54.87. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $15.46 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

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.

Allergan plc (AGN) saw its value increase by 0.22% as the stock gained $0.48 to finish the day at a closing price of $214.82. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $184.5-$301.32 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $211.11 to $218.08 during the day, are down by -7.83% in the past three months and down by -13.72% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.55% above its 20 day moving average and 6.66% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $260.79 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 62.15.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Allergan plc, a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes medical aesthetics, biosimilar, and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products worldwide. It operates through US Brands, US Medical Aesthetics, International Brands, and Anda Distribution segments. The company offers a portfolio of products that provide treatments for the central nervous system, gastroenterology, women’s health and urology, ophthalmology, neurosciences, medical aesthetics, liver disease, inflammation, fibrosis, and HIV, as well as dermatology and plastic surgery, and Alzheimer’s disease. It is also involved in developing ocular implants that reduce intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma; medical devices for the correction of prominent ears; and intranasal neurostimulation devices, as well as other dry eye products. In addition, it distributes generic and branded pharmaceutical products primarily to independent pharmacies, pharmacy chains, pharmacy buying groups, and physicians’ offices. Allergan plc has a collaboration with T2 Biosystems to develop blood-based diagnostic panel for the detection of Gram-negative bacterial species. The company was formerly known as Actavis plc and changed its name to Allergan plc in June 2015. Allergan plc was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.