Stocks Alert: Regions Financial Corporation (RF), Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC), Anthem, Inc. (ANTM)

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) grew with the stock adding 2.24% or $0.34 to close at $15.49 on light trading volume of 12.49M compared its three months average trading volume of 20.47M. The Birmingham Alabama 35203 based company operating under the Regional – Southeast Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 102.64% up for the period and up by 7.87% so far this year. With price target of $15.23 and a 120.34% rebound from 52-week low, Regions Financial Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) dropped $-0.9 to close the day at a new closing price of $85.03, a -1.05% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 19.26% above its 52 week low of $75.1. A total of 1.77M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.69M. The stock, which fluctuated between $84.96 and $85.86 during the day, currently situated -4.57% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.33% in the past one month and up by 5.21% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $83.88 and RSI of 46.19, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Omnicom Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides advertising, marketing, and corporate communications services. The company offers a range of services in the areas of advertising, customer relationship management, or CRM, public relations, and specialty communications. Its services comprise advertising, brand consultancy, content marketing, corporate social responsibility consulting, crisis communication, custom publishing, data analytics, database management, environmental design, financial/corporate business-to-business advertising, graphic arts/digital imaging, healthcare communications, and instore design services. The company’s services also include direct, entertainment, experiential, and field, interactive, mobile, multi-cultural, non-profit, promotional, retail, search engine, social media, and sports and event marketing services; and investor relations, marketing research, media planning and buying, organizational communications, package design, product placement, public affairs, public relations, and reputation consulting services. It operates in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and other Asian countries. Omnicom Group Inc. was founded in 1944 and is based in New York, New York.

Anthem, Inc. (ANTM) shares were down in last trading by -0.12% to $163.32. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.98% over the past week and grew 9.96% in the past month. It is currently trading 9.53% above its 50 day moving average and 21.84% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.55% decrease in value from its one year high of $165.88. The RSI indicator value of 71.59, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Anthem, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a health benefits company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Commercial and Specialty Business, Government Business, and Other. The company offers a spectrum of network-based managed care health benefit plans to large and small employer, individual, Medicaid, and Medicare markets. Its managed care plans include preferred provider organizations; health maintenance organizations; point-of-service plans; traditional indemnity plans and other hybrid plans, such as consumer-driven health plans; and hospital only and limited benefit products. The company also provides a range of managed care services to self-funded customers, including claims processing, underwriting, stop loss insurance, actuarial services, provider network access, medical cost management, disease management, wellness programs, and other administrative services. In addition, it offers an array of specialty and other insurance products and services, such as dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits, radiology benefit management, and analytics-driven personal health care guidance; and Medicare administrative services. Further, the company provides services to the federal government in connection with the federal Employee Program; and operates as a licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. As of October 26, 2016, it served 73 million medical members through its affiliated companies. The company was formerly known as WellPoint, Inc. and changed its name to Anthem, Inc. in December 2014. Anthem, Inc. was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Stocks in Review: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI), Regions Financial Corporation (RF), Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD)

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) traded within a range of $4.69 to $4.74 after opening the day at $4.71. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 6.52% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.42% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $4.73 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -1.66% below its 52 week high of $4.82 and 43.12% above its 12-month low of $3.42. The shares are up by over 10.49% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 59.08 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States. The company broadcasts music plus sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather programs, including various music genres ranging from rock, pop and hip-hop to country, dance, jazz, Latin, and classical; live play-by-play sports from principal leagues and colleges; multitude of talk and entertainment channels for various audiences; national, international, and financial news; and limited run channels. It also streams music and non-music channels over the Internet; and offer applications to allow consumers to access its Internet radio service on smartphones, tablets, computers, home devices, and other consumer electronic equipment. In addition, the company distributes satellite radios through the sale and lease of new vehicles; and acquires subscribers through the sale and lease of previously owned vehicles with factory-installed satellite radios. Its satellite radio systems include satellites, terrestrial repeaters, and other satellite facilities; studios; and radios. Further, the company provides satellite television services, which offer music channels on the DISH NETWORK satellite television service as a programming package; Travel Link, a suite of data services that include graphical weather, fuel prices, sports schedule and scores, and movie listings; real-time traffic services; and real-time weather services. Additionally, it offers location-based services through two-way wireless connectivity, including safety, security, convenience, maintenance and data services, remote vehicles diagnostics, and stolen or parked vehicle locator services. The company also sells satellite radios directly to consumers through its Website, as well as through national and regional retailers. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) managed to rebound with the stock declining 0% or $0 to close the day at $14.99 on light trading volume of 17.5M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 21.13M. The Birmingham Alabama 35203 based company has been outperforming the regional – southeast banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 117.14%, compared to the industry which has advanced 69.74% over the same period. With RSI of 61.49, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $15.23, making it a hold for now.

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

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) gained $0.77 to close the day at a new closing price of $66.36, a 1.17% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 1.5% above its 52 week low of $65.38. A total of 16.19M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 10.32M. The stock, which fluctuated between $65.43 and $66.78 during the day, currently situated -34.46% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -10.04% in the past one month and down by -14.89% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $84.27 and RSI of 30.92, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

 

Momentum Stocks: Regions Financial Corporation (RF), The Coca-Cola Company (KO), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) retreated with the stock falling -0.62% or $-0.09 to close at $14.49 on light trading volume of 14.42M compared its three months average trading volume of 21.34M. The Birmingham Alabama 35203 based company operating under the Regional – Southeast Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 94.26% up for the period and up by 0.91% so far this year. With price target of $15.23 and a 112.3% rebound from 52-week low, Regions Financial Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) had a active trading with around 14.2M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 13.44M. The stock traded between $41.84 and $42.15 before closing at the price of $42.02 with 0.29% change on the day. The Atlanta Georgia 30313 based company is currently trading 5.37% above its 52 week low of $39.88 and -8.66% below its 52 week high of $47.13. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $45.09 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures and distributes various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. Its sparkling beverages include nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages with carbonation, such as carbonated energy drinks, and carbonated waters and flavored waters. The company’s still beverages comprise nonalcoholic beverages without carbonation, including noncarbonated waters, flavored and enhanced waters, noncarbonated energy drinks, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, and sports drinks. It also provides flavoring ingredients, sweeteners, beverage ingredients, and fountain syrups, as well as powders for purified water products. The Coca-Cola Company sells its products primarily under the Coca-Cola, Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Minute Maid, Georgia, Powerade, Del Valle, Schweppes, Aquarius, Minute Maid Pulpy, Dasani, Simply, Glacéau Vitaminwater, Bonaqua/Bonaqa, Gold Peak, FUZE TEA, Glacéau Smartwater, and Ice Dew brand names. The company offers its beverage products through a network of company-owned or controlled bottling and distribution operators, as well as through independent bottling partners, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers. The Coca-Cola Company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) saw its value decrease by -1.56% as the stock dropped $-1.29 to finish the day at a closing price of $81.48. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $77.58-$95.55 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $81.17 to $82.12 during the day, are down by -3.8% in the past three months and down by -6.54% over the past six months. It is currently trading -4.2% below its 20 day moving average and -6.94% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $88.7 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 28.12.The technical indicator lead us to believe the stock will reverse recent losses any time soon.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

 

Stocks Buzz: AT&T Inc. (T), Sprint Corporation (S), Regions Financial Corporation (RF)

AT&T Inc. (T) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.46% or $-0.19 to close the day at $41.06 on light trading volume of 11.2M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 22.36M. The Dallas Texas 75202 based company has been outperforming the telecom services – domestic group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 16.71%, compared to the industry which has advanced 7.52% over the same period. With RSI of 48.52, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $42.24, making it a hold for now.

AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications and digital entertainment services. The company operates through four segments: Business Solutions, Entertainment Group, Consumer Mobility, and International. The Business Solutions segment offers wireless, fixed strategic, legacy voice and data, and wireless equipment services to business, governmental, and wholesale customers, as well as individual subscribers. The Entertainment Group segment provides video entertainment and audio programming channels to approximately 25.4 million subscribers; broadband and Internet services to 12.4 million residential subscribers; local and long-distance voice services to residential customers, as well as DSL Internet access services; and voice services over IP-based technology, and technical support and other customer service functions and equipment. The Consumer Mobility segment offers wireless services to consumers, and wireless wholesale and resale subscribers, such as long-distance and roaming services. This segment provides postpaid and prepaid wireless voice and data communications services; consulting, advertising, and application and co-location services; and sells a variety of handsets, wirelessly enabled computers, and personal computer wireless data cards through company-owned stores, agents, or third-party retail stores, as well as accessories, such as carrying cases and hands-free devices. The International segment offers video entertainment services to residential customers in Latin America, as well as wireless data and voice communication services in Mexico. This segment provides digital television services under the DIRECTV and SKY brands; postpaid and prepaid wireless services to approximately 8.7 million subscribers under the AT&T, Iusacell, Unefon, and Nextel Mexico brands; and sells a range of handsets. The company was formerly known as SBC Communications Inc. and changed its name to AT&T Inc. in November 2005. AT&T Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Sprint Corporation (S) retreated with the stock falling -0.83% or $-0.07 to close at $8.36 on light trading volume of 10.41M compared its three months average trading volume of 19.77M. The Overland Park Kansas 66251 based company operating under the Wireless Communications industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 193.33% up for the period and down by -0.71% so far this year. With price target of $7.28 and a 241.22% rebound from 52-week low, Sprint Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Sprint Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various wireless and wireline communications products and services to consumers, businesses, government subscribers, and resellers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company operates in two segments, Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment offers wireless data communication services, including mobile productivity applications, such as Internet access, messaging, and email services; wireless photo and video offerings; location-based capabilities comprising asset and fleet management, dispatch services, and navigation tools; and mobile entertainment applications. It also provides wireless voice communications services that include local and long-distance wireless voice services, as well as voicemail, call waiting, three-way calling, caller identification, directory assistance, and call forwarding services. In addition, this segment offers voice and data services internationally through roaming arrangements; and customized wireless services to large companies and government agencies, as well as sells wireless devices, broadband devices, connected devices, and accessories to agents and other third-party distributors. The Wireline segment provides wireline voice and data communications, including domestic and international data communications using various protocols, such as multiprotocol label switching technologies, Internet protocol (IP), managed network services, Voice over IP, session initiated protocol, and traditional voice services to other communications companies, and targeted business and consumer subscribers, as well as for cable multiple system operators. Sprint Corporation offers its services under the Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Assurance Wireless brands. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. Sprint Corporation is a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp.

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.07% or $0.01 to close the day at $14.63 on lower than average trading volume of 10.38M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 21.52M. The Birmingham Alabama 35203 based company has been outperforming the regional – southeast banks companies by 40.2282% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 1.88% YTD, versus the regional – southeast banks industry which is down -0.77% for the same period. The RSI of 55.85 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

 

Stocks To Track: Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), KeyCorp (KEY), Regions Financial Corporation (RF)

Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) fell -0.29% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.16 to finish the day at $55.75 with about 13.04M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 26.16M. The $279.99B market cap company, which fluctuated between $55.4 and $55.96 during the day, currently situated 29.96% above its 52 week low of $43.55 and -3.26% away from its one year high of $58.02. The RSI of 55.78 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Wells Fargo & Company provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. Its Community Banking segment offers checking, savings, market rate, individual retirement, and health savings accounts, as well as time deposits and remittances; and lines of credit, auto floor plan lines, equity lines and loans, equipment and transportation loans, education and residential mortgage loans, and debit and credit cards. This segment also provides equipment leases, real estate and other commercial financing, small business administration financing, venture capital financing, cash management, payroll services, retirement plans, and merchant payment processing and private label financing solutions, as well as purchases retail installment contracts. Its Wholesale Banking segment offers commercial loans and lines of credit, letters of credit, asset-based lending, equipment leasing, international trade facilities, trade financing, collection, foreign exchange, treasury management, investment management, institutional fixed-income sales, interest rate, commodity and equity risk management, insurance, corporate trust fiduciary and agency, and investment banking services, as well as online/electronic products. This segment also provides construction, and land acquisition and development loans; secured and unsecured lines of credit; interim financing arrangements; rehabilitation loans; affordable housing loans and letters of credit; loans for securitization; commercial real estate loan servicing; and real estate and mortgage brokerage services. The company’s Wealth, Brokerage and Retirement segment offers financial advisory, wealth management, brokerage, retirement, trust, and reinsurance services. As of February 25, 2015, it operated through approximately 8,700 locations and 12,500 ATMs & offices in 36 countries. Wells Fargo & Company was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

KeyCorp (KEY) dropped $-0.2 to close the day at a new closing price of $17.84, a -1.11% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 85.29% above its 52 week low of $9.88. A total of 12.66M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 14.79M. The stock, which fluctuated between $17.67 and $17.88 during the day, currently situated -4.95% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.3% in the past one month and up by 26.78% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $19.85 and RSI of 44.82, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

KeyCorp operates as the bank holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various retail and commercial banking services to individual, corporate, and institutional clients in the United States. The company’s Key Community Bank segment offers deposit and investment products; personal finance services and loans, including residential mortgages, home equity, credit cards, and various installment loans for individuals; deposits, investment and credit products, and business advisory services to small businesses; and financial, estate and retirement planning, and asset management services to high-net-worth clients. This segment also provides commercial lending, cash management, equipment leasing, investment and employee benefit programs, succession planning, access to capital markets, derivatives, and foreign exchange services to mid-sized businesses. Its Key Corporate Bank segment offers a suite of banking and capital market products, such as syndicated finance, debt and equity capital market products, commercial payments, equipment finance, commercial mortgage banking, derivatives, foreign exchange, financial advisory, and public finance, as well as commercial mortgage loans for middle market clients comprising consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial, public, real estate, and technology sectors. In addition, KeyCorp provides personal, securities lending, and custody services; access to mutual funds; treasury, investment banking, international banking, and investment management services; public retirement plans, and foundations and endowments plans; and financial services consisting of community development financing, securities underwriting, and brokerage, as well as merchant services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 966 retail banking branches and 1,257 automated teller machines in 12 states, as well as a telephone banking call center. KeyCorp was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) had a light trading with around 12.63M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 21.86M. The stock traded between $14.2 and $14.43 before closing at the price of $14.25 with -1.45% change on the day. The company is currently trading 108.78% above its 52 week low of $7 and -4.55% below its 52 week high of $14.93. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 49.37 and $15.23 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

 

Stocks Under Consideration: Regions Financial Corporation (RF), BB&T Corporation (BBT), Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM)

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) retreated with the stock falling -0.28% or $-0.04 to close at $14.41 on light trading volume of 15.32M compared its three months average trading volume of 21.99M. The Birmingham Alabama 35203 based company operating under the Regional – Southeast Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 86.13% up for the period and up by 0.35% so far this year. With price target of $15.23 and a 111.13% rebound from 52-week low, Regions Financial Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

BB&T Corporation (BBT) had a light trading with around 4.11M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.41M. The stock traded between $45.98 and $46.62 before closing at the price of $46.19 with -0.62% change on the day. The Winston-Salem North Carolina 27101 based company is currently trading 57.93% above its 52 week low of $29.95 and -3.47% below its 52 week high of $47.85. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $48.52 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

BB&T Corporation operates as a financial holding company that provides various banking and trust services for retail and commercial clients. It operates in six segments: Community Banking, Residential Mortgage Banking, Dealer Financial Services, Specialized Lending, Insurance Services, and Financial Services. The company’s deposit products include noninterest-bearing checking, interest-bearing checking, savings, and money market deposit accounts, as well as certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises commercial, financial and agricultural, real estate construction and land development, real estate mortgage, and consumer loans. The company also provides asset management, automobile lending, bankcard lending, consumer finance, home equity and mortgage lending, insurance, investment brokerage, mobile/online banking, payment, sales finance, small business lending, and wealth management/private banking services. In addition, it offers association, capital markets, institutional trust, insurance premium finance, international banking, leasing, merchant, mortgage warehouse lending, private equity investments, real estate lending, and supply chain management services. Further, the company provides retail brokerage, equity and debt underwriting, investment advice, corporate finance, and equity research services, as well as facilitates the origination, trading, and distribution of fixed-income securities and equity products. As of April 4, 2016, it operated approximately 2,265 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C. The company was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) saw its value decrease by -0.23% as the stock dropped $-0.15 to finish the day at a closing price of $65.53. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $46.43-$66.21 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $65.11 to $65.93 during the day, are up by 6.83% in the past three months and up by 3% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.7% above its 20 day moving average and 2.95% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $67.72 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 62.16.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

YUM! Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates quick service restaurants. It operates in four segments: YUM China, the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Taco Bell Division. The company develops, operates, franchises, and licenses a system of restaurants, which prepare, package, and sell various food items. As of April 21, 2016, it operated approximately 43,000 restaurants in approximately 130 countries and territories primarily under the KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, and Mexican-style food categories. The company was formerly known as TRICON Global Restaurants, Inc. and changed its name to YUM! Brands, Inc. in May 2002. YUM! Brands, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Investor’s Alert: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), Regions Financial Corporation (RF), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.11% or $-0.02 to close the day at $18.59 on higher than average trading volume of 9.41M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.88M. The Bethesda Maryland 20817 based company has been outperforming the reit – hotel/motel companies by 25.2672% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -1.33% YTD, versus the reit – hotel/motel industry which is up 0.48% for the same period. The RSI of 58.62 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) had a active trading with around 9.36M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 22.13M. The stock traded between $14.45 and $14.67 before closing at the price of $14.54 with -1.09% change on the day. The Birmingham Alabama 35203 based company is currently trading 113.03% above its 52 week low of $7 and -2.61% below its 52 week high of $14.93. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 56.96 and $15.23 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) traded within a range of $86.02 to $86.85 after opening the day at $86.45. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 3.96% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.14% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $86.72 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -2.49% below its 52 week high of $90.33 and 14.52% above its 12-month low of $79.1. The shares are up by over 0.01% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 62.65 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

Stocks Buzz: Corning Incorporated (GLW), Regions Financial Corporation (RF), Sprint Corporation (S)

Corning Incorporated (GLW) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.91% or $0.5 to close the day at $26.68 on light trading volume of 14.94M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.92M. The Corning New York 14831 based company has been outperforming the diversified electronics group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 54.58%, compared to the industry which has advanced 39.22% over the same period. With RSI of 74.15, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $23.85, making it a hold for now.

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

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) grew with the stock adding 2.67% or $0.38 to close at $14.62 on light trading volume of 14.78M compared its three months average trading volume of 22.16M. The Birmingham Alabama 35203 based company operating under the Regional – Southeast Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 91.74% up for the period and up by 1.81% so far this year. With price target of $15.1 and a 114.21% rebound from 52-week low, Regions Financial Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Sprint Corporation (S) managed to rebound with the stock declining 0% or $0 to close the day at $9.19 on lower than average trading volume of 14.36M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 19.49M. The Overland Park Kansas 66251 based company has been outperforming the wireless communications companies by 32.7805% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 9.14% YTD, versus the wireless communications industry which is up 5.68% for the same period. The RSI of 68.09 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Sprint Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various wireless and wireline communications products and services to consumers, businesses, government subscribers, and resellers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company operates in two segments, Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment offers wireless data communication services, including mobile productivity applications, such as Internet access, messaging, and email services; wireless photo and video offerings; location-based capabilities comprising asset and fleet management, dispatch services, and navigation tools; and mobile entertainment applications. It also provides wireless voice communications services that include local and long-distance wireless voice services, as well as voicemail, call waiting, three-way calling, caller identification, directory assistance, and call forwarding services. In addition, this segment offers voice and data services internationally through roaming arrangements; and customized wireless services to large companies and government agencies, as well as sells wireless devices, broadband devices, connected devices, and accessories to agents and other third-party distributors. The Wireline segment provides wireline voice and data communications, including domestic and international data communications using various protocols, such as multiprotocol label switching technologies, Internet protocol (IP), managed network services, Voice over IP, session initiated protocol, and traditional voice services to other communications companies, and targeted business and consumer subscribers, as well as for cable multiple system operators. Sprint Corporation offers its services under the Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Assurance Wireless brands. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. Sprint Corporation is a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp.

 

Stocks To Track: eBay Inc. (EBAY), CSX Corporation (CSX), Regions Financial Corporation (RF)

eBay Inc. (EBAY) fell -0.93% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.28 to finish the day at $29.99 with about 16.91M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.91M. The $33.61B market cap company, which fluctuated between $29.69 and $30.33 during the day, currently situated 39.36% above its 52 week low of $21.51 and -9.64% away from its one year high of $33.19. The RSI of 48.87 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

CSX Corporation (CSX) gained $0.7 to close the day at a new closing price of $46.69, a 1.52% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 121.42% above its 52 week low of $21.64. A total of 16.82M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 11.29M. The stock, which fluctuated between $45.86 and $47.28 during the day, currently situated 1.35% above its 52 week high. The stock is up by 27.92% in the past one month and up by 54.94% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $39.08 and RSI of 77.5, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

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

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) had a light trading with around 16.16M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 22.1M. The stock traded between $13.94 and $14.34 before closing at the price of $14.24 with 2.37% change on the day. The Birmingham Alabama 35203 based company is currently trading 108.64% above its 52 week low of $7 and -4.62% below its 52 week high of $14.93. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 52.13 and $15.1 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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