Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) saw its value increase by 0.35% as the stock gained $0.19 to finish the day at a closing price of $54.71. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $35.42-$54.87 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $54.37 to $54.87 during the day, are up by 29.4% in the past three months and up by 47.62% over the past six months. It is currently trading 5.59% above its 20 day moving average and 8.31% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $62.07 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 68.46.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.
Southwest Airlines Co. operates a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. As of December 31, 2016, the company operated a total of 723 Boeing 737 aircraft; and served 101 destinations in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as 8 near-international countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Belize, and Cuba. It also sells frequent flyer points and related services to business partners participating in the Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program, such as car rental agencies, hotels, restaurants, and retailers. In addition, the company operates Southwest.com, an Internet Website that enables customers to purchase and manage travel online; and Swabiz.com, a business travel reservation Web page. Southwest Airlines Co. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) shares were up in last trading by 0.91% to $68. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.67% over the past week and grew 5.44% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.72% above its 50 day moving average and 9.68% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a 0.01% increase in value from its one year high of $68.27. The RSI indicator value of 74.38, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.
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.
HCP, Inc. (HCP) traded within a range of $30.55 to $30.81 after opening the day at $30.61. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 3.3% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.07% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $30.7 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -15.59% below its 52 week high of $36.82 and 40.21% above its 12-month low of $23.73. The shares are up by over 6.49% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 53.63 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.
HCP, Inc. is an independent hybrid real estate investment trust. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. It primarily invests in properties serving the healthcare industry including sectors of healthcare such as senior housing, life science, medical office, hospital and skilled nursing. The fund also invests in mezzanine loans and other debt instruments. It engages in acquisition, development, leasing, selling and managing of healthcare real estate and provides mortgage and other financing to healthcare providers. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the S&P 500 Index, Berkshire Hathaway Index, and MSCI REIT Index. HCP, Inc. was formed in 1985 and is based in Irvine, California with additional office in Nashville and San Francisco.