Stocks Roundup: Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST), Danaher Corporation (DHR), Newell Brands Inc. (NWL)

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) retreated with the stock falling -0.96% or $-0.66 to close at $68.26 on light trading volume of 2.54M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.6M. The Dublin California 94568 based company operating under the Apparel Stores industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 25.65% up for the period and up by 4.05% so far this year. With price target of $71.04 and a 32.15% rebound from 52-week low, Ross Stores, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. The company’s Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices primarily to middle income households; and dd’s DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices to customers from households with moderate income. As of October 10, 2016, it operated 1,342 Ross Dress for Less stores in 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam; and 193 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in 15 states. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.

Danaher Corporation (DHR) had a light trading with around 2.49M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.95M. The stock traded between $83.64 and $84.64 before closing at the price of $84.25 with -0.43% change on the day. The Washington District of Columbia 20037 based company is currently trading 30.35% above its 52 week low of $65.22 and -0.58% below its 52 week high of $84.74. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $90.44 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and commercial products and services worldwide. Its Test & Measurement segment provides instruments products; services and products that help to convert concepts into finished products; professional tools; and wheel service equipment. The company’s Environmental segment provides instrumentation and disinfection systems; and solutions and services focused on fuel dispensing, remote fuel management, point-of-sale and payment system, environmental compliance, vehicle tracking, and fleet management. Its Life Sciences & Diagnostics segment offers chemistry systems, immunoassay systems, hematology and flow cytometry products, microbiology systems, and systems and workflow automations solutions. This segment also provides professional microscopes; mass spectrometers; bioanalytical measurement systems; workflow instruments and consumables; and filtration products, which are used to remove solid, liquid, and gaseous contaminants. The company’s Dental segment offers consumables, equipment, and services to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease and ailments of the teeth, gums, and supporting bone. The company’s Industrial Technologies segment provides equipment, consumables, and software for various printing, marking, coding, packaging, design, and color management applications; and a range of electromechanical and electronic motion control products. This segment also offers devices that sense, monitor and control operational or manufacturing variables; instruments, controls, and monitoring systems used in electric utilities and industrial facilities; engineered energetic materials components; and supplemental braking systems for commercial vehicles. The company was formerly known as Diversified Mortgage Investors, Inc. and changed its name to Danaher Corporation in 1984. Danaher Corporation was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Washington, the District of Columbia.

Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) saw its value decrease by -0.83% as the stock dropped $-0.39 to finish the day at a closing price of $46.88. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $36.72-$55.45 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $46.84 to $47.81 during the day, are up by 0.03% in the past three months and down by -12.45% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.61% above its 20 day moving average and 1.15% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $56.13 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 51.54.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

3 Trending Stocks: The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ), Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST)

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.51% or $-0.45 to close the day at $87.86 on light trading volume of 18.72M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.89M. The Cincinnati Ohio 45202 based company has been outperforming the personal products group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 11.3%, compared to the industry which has advanced 3.96% over the same period. With RSI of 59.87, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $90.53, making it a hold for now.

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

Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) climbed 0.26% during last trading as the stock added $0.4 to finish the day at $155.89 with about 1.16M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.07M. The $30.67B market cap company, which fluctuated between $154.71 and $156.7 during the day, currently situated 14.74% above its 52 week low of $137.25 and -9.71% away from its one year high of $173.55. The RSI of 60.5 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. The company sells wine across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine, and dessert wine. Its principal brands comprise Arbor Mist, Black Box, Blackstone, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan Estate, Inniskillin, Kim Crawford, Mark West, Mount Veeder, Nobilo, Ravenswood, Rex Goliath, Robert Mondavi, Ruffino, Simi, Toasted Head, Wild Horse, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, and SVEDKA Vodka. The company offers its products to wholesale distributors, retailers, on-premise locations, and government alcohol beverage control agencies. Constellation Brands, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Victor, New York.

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) saw its value increase by 0.96% as the stock gained $0.65 to finish the day at a closing price of $68.7. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $52-$69.81 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $67.94 to $68.72 during the day, are up by 8.17% in the past three months and up by 9.12% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.43% above its 20 day moving average and 2.82% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $71.04 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 63.64. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. The company’s Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices primarily to middle income households; and dd’s DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices to customers from households with moderate income. As of October 10, 2016, it operated 1,342 Ross Dress for Less stores in 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam; and 193 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in 15 states. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW), Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST), American Express Company (AXP)

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW) fell -0.53% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.48 to finish the day at $90.34 with about 2.23M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.34M. The $19.67B market cap company, which fluctuated between $89.89 and $90.79 during the day, currently situated 17.48% above its 52 week low of $81.12 and -25.8% away from its one year high of $121.75. The RSI of 39.94 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation provides products and technologies to treat structural heart disease and critically ill patients worldwide. It offers transcatheter heart valve therapy products comprising transcatheter aortic heart valves and their delivery systems for the nonsurgical replacement of heart valves. The company also provides surgical heart valve therapy products, such as pericardial valves for aortic and mitral replacement, and minimally invasive aortic heart valve system; and tissue heart valves and repair products, which are used to replace or repair a patient’s diseased or defective heart valve. In addition, it produces pericardial valves from biologically inert animal tissue; and provides heart valve repair therapies, including annuloplasty rings and systems. Further, the company offers critical care products, such as hemodynamic monitoring systems to measure a patient’s heart function in surgical and intensive care settings; pulmonary artery catheters; and continuous venous oximetry catheter for measuring central venous oxygen saturation. Additionally, its critical care products include disposable pressure monitoring devices and closed blood sampling systems to protect patients and clinicians from infection; and peripheral vascular products used to treat endolumenal occlusive disease, such as embolectomy catheters for removing blood clots from peripheral blood vessels. The company distributes its products through direct sales force and independent distributors. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) gained $0.62 to close the day at a new closing price of $68.79, a 0.91% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 33.18% above its 52 week low of $52. A total of 2.22M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.7M. The stock, which fluctuated between $67.84 and $68.96 during the day, currently situated -1.26% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.37% in the past one month and up by 9.65% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $71.04 and RSI of 67.18, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. The company’s Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices primarily to middle income households; and dd’s DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices to customers from households with moderate income. As of October 10, 2016, it operated 1,342 Ross Dress for Less stores in 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam; and 193 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in 15 states. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.

American Express Company (AXP) had a light trading with around 2.19M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.37M. The stock traded between $78.23 and $78.69 before closing at the price of $78.48 with 0.38% change on the day. The New York New York 10285 based company is currently trading 59.13% above its 52 week low of $52.73 and 0.08% above its 52 week high of $78.69. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 65.22 and $80.56 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. Card Services, International Card Services, Global Commercial Services, and Global Network & Merchant Services. The company’s products and services include charge and credit card products; network services; expense management products and services; travel-related services; and stored value/prepaid products. Its products and services also comprise merchant acquisition and processing, servicing and settlement, merchant financing, point-of-sale, and marketing and information products and services for merchants; fraud prevention services; and the design of customized customer loyalty and rewards programs. The company sells its products and services to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations through direct mail, online applications, in-house and third-party sales forces, and direct response advertising. American Express Company was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Stocks Highlights: Targa Resources Corp. (TRGP), Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST), Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (AAP)

Targa Resources Corp. (TRGP) had a active trading with around 2M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.09M. The stock traded between $57.75 and $59.11 before closing at the price of $59.11 with 0.77% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77002 based company is currently trading 342.01% above its 52 week low of $14.55 and -4.4% below its 52 week high of $61.83. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 55.16 and $57.67 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Targa Resources Corp., through its general and limited partner interests in Targa Resources Partners LP, provides midstream natural gas and natural gas liquid (NGL) services in the United States. The company operates in two divisions, Gathering and Processing, and Logistics and Marketing. It is involved in gathering, compressing, treating, processing, and selling natural gas; storing, fractionating, treating, transporting, terminaling, and selling NGLs and NGL products; and gathering, storing, and terminaling crude oil and refined petroleum products. The company also purchases and resells component NGL products; sells propane and provides related logistics services to multi-state retailers, independent retailers, and other end-users; offers NGL balancing services; and provides transportation services to refineries and petrochemical companies in the Gulf Coast area. It operates approximately 23,630 miles of natural gas pipelines, including 28 owned and operated processing plants; and 39 storage wells with a net storage capacity of approximately 64 million barrels. As of December 31, 2015, the company leased and managed approximately 716 railcars; 80 owned and leased transport tractors; and 20 company-owned pressurized NGL barges. Targa Resources Corp. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.97% or $1.31 to close the day at $67.67 on light trading volume of 1.95M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.73M. The Dublin California 94568 based company has been outperforming the apparel stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 25.23%, compared to the industry which has dropped -0.95% over the same period. With RSI of 61.06, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $70.92, making it a hold for now.

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. The company’s Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices primarily to middle income households; and dd’s DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices to customers from households with moderate income. As of October 10, 2016, it operated 1,342 Ross Dress for Less stores in 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam; and 193 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in 15 states. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (AAP) shares were up in last trading by 2.23% to $162.73. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.33% over the past week and fell -4.01% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.33% below its 50 day moving average and 2.82% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -8.46% decrease in value from its one year high of $177.83. The RSI indicator value of 39.16, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides automotive replacement parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items for domestic and imported cars, vans, sport utility vehicles, and light and heavy duty trucks. It offers automotive parts, including alternators, batteries, belts and hoses, brakes and brake pads, chassis parts, climate control parts, clutches, driveshafts, engines and engine parts, ignition parts, lighting products, radiators, starters, spark plugs and wires, steering and alignment parts, transmissions, water pumps, and windshield wiper blades; and accessories, such as air fresheners, automotive paints, anti-theft devices, emergency road kits, floor mats, ice scrapers, mirrors, seat and steering wheel covers, and vent shades. The company also provides chemicals comprising antifreeze, brake and power steering fluid, car wash and wax, freon, fuel additive, and windshield washer fluid products; oils, transmission fluids, and other automotive petroleum products; and battery and wiper installation, battery charging, check engine light reading, electrical system testing, video clinics, and oil and battery recycling services, as well as loaner tool programs. In addition, it sells products online through AdvanceAutoParts.com and Worldpac.com. The company serves do-it-for-me, or Commercial, and do-it-yourself customers, as well as independently-owned operators. As of July 16, 2016, it operated a total of 5,066 stores and 126 Worldpac branches; and served approximately 1,300 independently-owned Carquest stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED), American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP), Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST)

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED) grew with the stock adding 0.13% or $0.1 to close at $74.3 on active trading volume of 1.75M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.69M. The New York New York 10003 based company operating under the Electric Utilities industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 6.96% up for the period and up by 0.84% so far this year. With price target of $72.7 and a 11.55% rebound from 52-week low, Consolidated Edison, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Consolidated Edison, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in regulated electric, gas, and steam delivery businesses in the United States. It offers electric services to approximately 3.4 million customers in New York City and Westchester County; gas to approximately 1.1 million customers in Manhattan, the Bronx, and parts of Queens and Westchester County; and steam to approximately 1,700 customers in parts of Manhattan. The company owns 62 area distribution substations and various distribution facilities; 39 transmission substations and 62 area stations; electric generation facilities with an aggregate capacity of 724 megawatts that run on gas and fuel oil; 4,348 miles of mains and 369,791 service lines for natural gas distribution; and 1 steam-electric generating station and 5 steam-only generating stations. It also supplies electricity to approximately 0.3 million customers in southeastern New York, and in adjacent areas of northern New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania; and gas to approximately 0.1 million customers in southeastern New York and adjacent areas of northeastern Pennsylvania. The company operates 572 circuit miles of transmission lines; 14 transmission substations; 86,794 in-service line transformers; 3,994 pole miles of overhead distribution lines; and 1,889 miles of underground distribution lines, as well as 1,867 miles of mains and 105,482 service lines for natural gas distribution. In addition, it is involved in the sale and related hedging of electricity to retail customers; and provision of energy-related products and services to wholesale and retail customers. Further, the company develops, owns, and operates renewable and energy infrastructure projects, as well as invests in transmission companies. It primarily sells electricity to industrial, commercial, residential, and governmental customers. Consolidated Edison, Inc. was founded in 1884 and is based in New York, New York.

American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) had a light trading with around 1.73M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.59M. The stock traded between $63.72 and $64.41 before closing at the price of $63.82 with -0.33% change on the day. The Columbus Ohio 43215 based company is currently trading 10.24% above its 52 week low of $57.89 and -8.92% below its 52 week high of $71.32. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $67.08 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

American Electric Power Company, Inc., a public utility holding company, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers. The company generates electricity using coal and lignite, natural gas, nuclear, and hydroelectric and other energy sources. It also supplies and markets electric power at wholesale to other electric utility companies, rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, and other market participants. The company delivers electricity to approximately 5.4 million customers in 11 states. The company owns and leases approximately 4,838 railcars, 498 barges, 12 towboats, 8 harbor boats, and a coal handling terminal. American Electric Power Company, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) saw its value increase by 0.58% as the stock gained $0.38 to finish the day at a closing price of $66.34. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $52-$69.81 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $65.66 to $66.46 during the day, are up by 8.47% in the past three months and up by 7.71% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.47% above its 20 day moving average and -0.88% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $70.92 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 51.66.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. The company’s Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices primarily to middle income households; and dd’s DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices to customers from households with moderate income. As of October 10, 2016, it operated 1,342 Ross Dress for Less stores in 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam; and 193 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in 15 states. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.

 

Stocks Buzz: Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD), Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN), Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST)

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.62% or $0.28 to close the day at $45.53 on light trading volume of 1.67M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.13M. The Ewing New Jersey 08628 based company has been outperforming the cleaning products group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 6.19%, compared to the industry which has advanced 12.93% over the same period. With RSI of 58.55, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $46.77, making it a hold for now.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and Specialty Products Division (SPD). The Consumer Domestic segment offers household products, such as baking soda, carpet and cat litter deodorizers, clumping cat litters, washing soda, fabric softeners, daily shower cleaners, cleaning products, dishwashing detergents and boosters, laundry and cleaning solutions, and bathroom cleaners, as well as powder, liquid, and unit dose laundry detergents; and personal care products comprising toothpastes and oral rinses, home pregnancy and ovulation test kits, deodorants and antiperspirants, toothbrushes, shampoos, dietary supplements, depilatories, lotions, creams, waxes, oral analgesics, nasal saline moisturizers, and feminine hygiene products, as well as condoms, lubricants, and vibrating products. The Consumer International segment sells personal care, household, and over-the-counter products in international markets, such as Canada, France, Australia, China, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Brazil. The SPD segment offers animal nutrition products, including feed grade sodium bicarbonate, rumen fermentation enhancers, feed grade potassium carbonate, rumen bypass fat and lysine, omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, natural sodium sesquicarbonate, and refined functional carbohydrate; and specialty chemicals, such as performance grade sodium bicarbonate, and potassium carbonate and bicarbonate. It also provides specialty cleaners, such as aqueous cleaners and deodorizers for commercial and industrial applications. The company sells its products through supermarkets, mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstores, convenience stores, home stores, dollar and pet stores, and other specialty stores, as well as through Websites. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey.

Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) retreated with the stock falling -0.23% or $-0.09 to close at $39.9 on light trading volume of 1.66M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.94M. The San Mateo California 94403 based company operating under the Asset Management industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 24.35% up for the period and up by 0.81% so far this year. With price target of $38.38 and a 32.68% rebound from 52-week low, Franklin Resources, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Franklin Resources, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides its services to individuals, institutions, pension plans, trusts, and partnerships. It launches equity, fixed income, balanced, and multi-asset mutual funds through its subsidiaries. The firm invests in the public equity, fixed income, and alternative markets. Franklin Resources, Inc. was founded in 1947 and is based in San Mateo, California with an additional office in Hyderabad, India.

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.36% or $-0.24 to close the day at $65.64 on lower than average trading volume of 1.65M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.78M. The Dublin California 94568 based company has been underperforming the apparel stores companies by 5.9162% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 0.06% YTD, versus the apparel stores industry which is down -3.7% for the same period. The RSI of 45.48 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. The company’s Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices primarily to middle income households; and dd’s DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices to customers from households with moderate income. As of October 10, 2016, it operated 1,342 Ross Dress for Less stores in 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam; and 193 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in 15 states. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST), CBS Corporation (CBS), Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC)

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) saw its value decrease by -0.37% as the stock dropped $-0.24 to finish the day at a closing price of $65.33. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $52-$69.81 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $64.94 to $65.87 during the day, are up by 3.09% in the past three months and up by 6.97% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.21% below its 20 day moving average and -2.3% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $70.83 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 40.57.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. The company’s Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices primarily to middle income households; and dd’s DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices to customers from households with moderate income. As of October 10, 2016, it operated 1,342 Ross Dress for Less stores in 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam; and 193 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in 15 states. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.

CBS Corporation (CBS) shares were up in last trading by 0.9% to $64.74. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.97% over the past week and fell -0.17% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.48% above its 50 day moving average and 15.58% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.2% decrease in value from its one year high of $66.88. The RSI indicator value of 60.49, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

CBS Corporation operates as a mass media company worldwide. The company’s Entertainment segment distributes a schedule of news and public affairs broadcasts, and sports and entertainment programming; produces, acquires, and distributes programming, including series, specials, news, and public affairs; operates online content networks for information and entertainment; and produces, acquires, and distributes theatrical motion pictures. Its Cable Networks segment offers subscription program services, such as original series, theatrical feature films, documentaries, boxing and other sports-related programming, and special events; and owns and operates multiplexed channels. This segment also owns and manages Smithsonian Networks, which operates a channel featuring cultural, historical, scientific, and educational programs; and operates a CBS Sports Network, a 24-hour cable program service that provides college sports and related content. The company’s Publishing segment publishes and distributes adult and children’s consumer books in printed, digital, and audio formats; and develops special imprints and publishes titles based on the products, as well as that of third parties and distributes products for other publishers. This segment also delivers content; and promotes its products on its Websites, social media, and general Internet sites, as well as those related to individual titles. Its Local Broadcasting segment owns 30 broadcast television stations; owns and operates 117 radio stations in 26 U.S. markets and related online properties; and operates local digital properties in various U.S. markets that combine the company’s television and radio local media brands online to offer the latest news, traffic, weather, and sports information, as well as local discounts, directories, and reviews for local community. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in New York, New York. CBS Corporation is a subsidiary of National Amusements, Inc.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) traded within a range of $68.67 to $69.18 after opening the day at $68.94. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 2.38% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.15% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $68.85 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -0.82% below its 52 week high of $69.77 and 37.11% above its 12-month low of $51.25. The shares are up by over 9.45% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 61.34 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., a professional services firm, provides advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and people worldwide. It operates through two segments, Risk and Insurance Services; and Consulting. The Risk and Insurance Services segment offers risk management services, such as risk advice, risk transfer, risk control, and mitigation solutions, as well as insurance, reinsurance broking, catastrophe and financial modeling services, and related advisory services. This segment serves businesses, public entities, insurance companies, associations, professional services organizations, and private clients. The Consulting segment provides health, retirement, talent, and investments consulting services and products; and specialized management, and economic and brand consulting services. This segment assists public and private sector employers in the design, management, and administration of employee health care programs; provides a range of strategic and compliance-related retirement services and solutions to corporate, governmental, and institutional clients; advises organizations on the engagement, management, and rewarding of employees; and offers investment consulting and other services to the sponsors of pension funds, foundations, endowments, other investors, and wealth management companies. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Stocks on Trader’s Radar: Republic Services, Inc. (RSG), Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST), Deere & Company (DE)

Republic Services, Inc. (RSG) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.49% or $0.28 to close the day at $57.82 on active trading volume of 2.19M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.32M. The Phoenix Arizona 85054 based company has been outperforming the waste management group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 39.21%, compared to the industry which has advanced 25.59% over the same period. With RSI of 66.33, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $56.67, making it a hold for now.

Republic Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. It operates in three segments: East, Central, and West. The company’s collection services include curbside collection of waste; supply of waste containers; and renting of compactors. It is also involved in the processing and sale of old corrugated cardboard, old newspapers, aluminum, glass, and other materials; and provision of landfill services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated through 340 collection operations, 201 transfer stations, 193 active landfills, 67 recycling centers, and 12 salt water disposal wells, as well as 8 treatment, recovery, and disposal facilities in 41 states and Puerto Rico. It also operates 69 landfill gas and renewable energy projects. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) fell -0.23% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.15 to finish the day at $65.96 with about 2.19M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.83M. The $25.98B market cap company, which fluctuated between $65.71 and $66.5 during the day, currently situated 27.73% above its 52 week low of $52 and -5.33% away from its one year high of $69.81. The RSI of 44 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. The company’s Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices primarily to middle income households; and dd’s DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices to customers from households with moderate income. As of October 10, 2016, it operated 1,342 Ross Dress for Less stores in 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam; and 193 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in 15 states. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.

Deere & Company (DE) saw its value increase by 0.36% as the stock gained $0.39 to finish the day at a closing price of $108.06. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $72.86-$108.47 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $107.58 to $108.47 during the day, are up by 25.36% in the past three months and up by 38.6% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.91% above its 20 day moving average and 6.92% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $102.35 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 66.09. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Deere & Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. The company’s Agriculture and Turf segment provides agriculture and turf equipment, and related service parts, including large, medium, and utility tractors; loaders; combines, cotton pickers and strippers, and sugarcane harvesters; related front-end harvesting equipment; sugarcane loaders and pull-behind scrapers; and tillage, seeding, and application equipment, including sprayers, nutrient management, and soil preparation machinery. This segment also provides hay and forage equipment comprising self-propelled forage harvesters and attachments, balers, and mowers; turf and utility equipment, including riding lawn equipment and walk-behind mowers, golf course equipment, utility vehicles, and commercial mowing equipment, as well as associated implements; integrated agricultural management systems technology and solutions; and other outdoor power products. Its Construction and Forestry segment provides backhoe loaders; crawler dozers and loaders; four-wheel-drive loaders; excavators; motor graders; articulated dump trucks; landscape loaders; skid-steer loaders; and log skidders, feller bunchers, log loaders, log forwarders, log harvesters, and related attachments that are used in construction, earthmoving, material handling, and timber harvesting applications. The company’s Financial Services segment finances sales and leases of new and used agriculture and turf equipment, and construction and forestry equipment. This segment also provides wholesale financing to dealers of the foregoing equipment; finances retail revolving charge accounts; and offers extended equipment warranties. The company markets its products primarily through independent retail dealer networks and retail outlets. Deere & Company was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in Moline, Illinois.

 

Stocks Highlights: Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST), TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (TXMD), Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (LW)

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) had a light trading with around 2.05M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.83M. The stock traded between $64.89 and $66.07 before closing at the price of $65.11 with -1.35% change on the day. The Dublin California 94568 based company is currently trading 26.57% above its 52 week low of $52 and -6.55% below its 52 week high of $69.81. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 37.76 and $70.83 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. The company’s Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices primarily to middle income households; and dd’s DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices to customers from households with moderate income. As of October 10, 2016, it operated 1,342 Ross Dress for Less stores in 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam; and 193 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in 15 states. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.

TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (TXMD) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.1% or $0.06 to close the day at $5.52 on light trading volume of 2.04M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.37M. The Boca Raton Florida 33487 based company has been underperforming the drug manufacturers – major group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -30.04%, compared to the industry which has advanced 3.1% over the same period. With RSI of 39.21, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $19.93, making it a hold for now.

TherapeuticsMD, Inc. operates as a women’s health care product company. The company manufactures and distributes prescription and over-the-counter product lines, including prenatal vitamins, iron supplements, and natural menopause relief products under the vitaMedMD brand, as well as generic formulations of its prescription prenatal vitamins products under the BocaGreenMD Prena1 name. Its pipeline of hormone therapy drug candidates include TX-001HR, a combination of estradiol and progesterone drug candidate under clinical trials for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms due to menopause; TX-002HR, a natural progesterone formulation for the treatment of secondary amenorrhea without the potentially allergenic component of peanut oil; and TX-004HR, an applicator-free vaginal estradiol softgel drug candidate for the treatment of vulvar and vaginal atrophy in post-menopausal women with vaginal linings that do not receive enough estrogen. The company markets its products primarily through a direct national sales force to health care providers in the OB/GYN market space, as well as directly through its Website. TherapeuticsMD, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (LW) shares were down in last trading by -0.92% to $36.77. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.21% over the past week and grew 5.21% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.52% above its 50 day moving average and 4.52% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -5.62% decrease in value from its one year high of $38.96. The RSI indicator value of 56.97, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. produces and markets value-added frozen potato products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Global, Foodservice, Retail, and Other. The company offers frozen potatoes, sweet potatoes, and appetizers under the Lamb Weston brand name, as well as various customer labels. It serves retail and foodservice customers; grocery, mass, club, and specialty retailers; and businesses, independent restaurants, regional chain restaurants, and convenience stores, as well as primary, secondary, and post-secondary educational institutions. The company is based in Eagle, Idaho. Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. operates independently of Conagra Brands, Inc. as of November 9, 2016.

 

Stocks In Action: Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST), Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU), W&T Offshore, Inc. (WTI)

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) traded within a range of $66.49 to $67.09 after opening the day at $66.51. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 2.03% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.51% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $66.93 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -3.93% below its 52 week high of $69.81 and 33.96% above its 12-month low of $50.42. The shares are up by over 3.48% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 54.63 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. The company’s Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices primarily to middle income households; and dd’s DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices to customers from households with moderate income. As of October 10, 2016, it operated 1,342 Ross Dress for Less stores in 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam; and 193 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in 15 states. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.

Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.42% or $0.03 to close the day at $2.15 on light trading volume of 1.42M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.09M. The San Francisco California 94105 based company has been underperforming the multimedia & graphics software group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -1.83%, compared to the industry which has advanced 18.11% over the same period. With RSI of 52.24, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $2.52, making it a hold for now.

Glu Mobile Inc. develops, publishes, and markets a portfolio of games for the smartphones and tablet devices users. The company offers free-to-play action, celebrity, sports, and simulation genre mobile games. It creates games based on its own brands, including Contract Killer, Cooking Dash, Deer Hunter, Diner Dash, Eternity Warriors, Frontline Commando, Gun Bros, Heroes of Destiny, Racing Rivals, Tap Sports Baseball, and Tap Sports Football. The company also creates games based on third-party licensed brands, such as Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, Kendall and Kylie, Katy Perry Pop, James Bond: World of Espionage, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, and Sniper X With Jason Statham. Glu Mobile Inc. markets, sells, and distributes its games primarily through direct-to-consumer digital storefronts worldwide. The company was formerly known as Sorrent, Inc. and changed its name to Glu Mobile Inc. in May 2005. Glu Mobile Inc. was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

W&T Offshore, Inc. (WTI) dropped $-0.04 to close the day at a new closing price of $3.23, a -1.22% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 162.6% above its 52 week low of $1.23. A total of 1.41M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.09M. The stock, which fluctuated between $3.2 and $3.3 during the day, currently situated -7.71% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 41.05% in the past one month and up by 104.43% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $2.55 and RSI of 72.8, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

W&T Offshore, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas producer, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico. The company sells crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas. It holds working interests in approximately 54 offshore fields in federal and state waters. As of March 8, 2016, the company had interests in offshore leases covering approximately 900,000 gross acres, including approximately 550,000 gross acres in the Gulf of Mexico Shelf; and approximately 350,000 gross acres in the deepwater. It also has a total proved reserves of 76.4 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.