Trader Alert: Target Corporation (TGT), Time Warner Inc. (TWX), Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR)

Target Corporation (TGT) retreated with the stock falling -0.84% or $-0.55 to close at $65.2 on light trading volume of 3.31M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.93M. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55403 based company operating under the Discount, Variety Stores industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -7.07% down for the period and down by -8.9% so far this year. With price target of $73.97 and a 4.55% rebound from 52-week low, Target Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer. It offers household essentials, including pharmacy, beauty, personal care, baby care, cleaning, and paper products; music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods, and toys, as well as electronics, such as video game hardware and software; and apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants, and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, and shoes. The company also provides food and pet supplies comprising dry grocery, dairy, frozen food, beverages, candy, snacks, deli, bakery, meat, produce, and pet supplies; and home furnishings and décor, including furniture, lighting, kitchenware, small appliances, home décor, bed and bath, home improvement, and automotive products, as well as seasonal merchandise, such as patio furniture and holiday décor. In addition, it offers in-store amenities, including Target Café, Target Photo, Target Optical, Portrait Studio, Starbucks, and other food service offerings. Target Corporation sells products through its stores; and digital channels, including Target.com. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 1,792 stores in the United States. Target Corporation was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Time Warner Inc. (TWX) gained $0.07 to close the day at a new closing price of $96.39, a 0.07% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 58.22% above its 52 week low of $63.57. A total of 3.31M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.12M. The stock, which fluctuated between $96 and $96.43 during the day, currently situated -0.99% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 1.35% in the past one month and up by 9.18% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $105.13 and RSI of 55.03, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Time Warner Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Turner, Home Box Office, and Warner Bros. The Turner segment owns and operates a portfolio of cable television networks and related properties that offer entertainment, sports, kids, and news programming on television and digital platforms for consumers. It operates approximately 180 channels in 200 countries. The Turner segment’s networks and related properties include TNT, TBS, Adult Swim, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Turner Sports, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, CNN, and HLN; and digital media properties comprise bleacherreport.com, NBA.com, NBA Mobile, NCAA.com, PGA.com, tntdrama.com, TBS.com, adultswim.com, and cartoonnetwork.com. It also licenses original programming to subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) services and other over-the-top services, and its brands and characters for consumer products other business ventures. This segment serves cable system operators, satellite service distributors, telephone companies, and other distributors. The Home Box Office segment provides premium pay and basic tier television services comprising HBO and Cinemax; sells its original programming through physical and digital formats; and licenses home entertainment and content to international television networks and SVOD services. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had 49 million domestic subscribers. The Warner Bros. segment produces, distributes, and licenses television programming and feature films; distributes digital and physical home entertainment products; and produces and distributes videogames, as well as licenses consumer products and brands. The company was formerly known as AOL Time Warner, Inc. and changed its name to Time Warner Inc. in 2003. Time Warner Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) shares were up in last trading by 0.46% to $28.09. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.52% over the past week and grew 2.74% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.7% above its 50 day moving average and 14.19% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.83% decrease in value from its one year high of $29.21. The RSI indicator value of 59.14, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

 

Stocks To Track: Target Corporation (TGT), The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV), HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA)

Target Corporation (TGT) climbed 1.3% during last trading as the stock added $0.84 to finish the day at $65.65 with about 5.12M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.03M. The $37.26B market cap company, which fluctuated between $64.52 and $65.66 during the day, currently situated 5.27% above its 52 week low of $62.94 and -19.34% away from its one year high of $84.14. The RSI of 46.04 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer. It offers household essentials, including pharmacy, beauty, personal care, baby care, cleaning, and paper products; music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods, and toys, as well as electronics, such as video game hardware and software; and apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants, and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, and shoes. The company also provides food and pet supplies comprising dry grocery, dairy, frozen food, beverages, candy, snacks, deli, bakery, meat, produce, and pet supplies; and home furnishings and décor, including furniture, lighting, kitchenware, small appliances, home décor, bed and bath, home improvement, and automotive products, as well as seasonal merchandise, such as patio furniture and holiday décor. In addition, it offers in-store amenities, including Target Café, Target Photo, Target Optical, Portrait Studio, Starbucks, and other food service offerings. Target Corporation sells products through its stores; and digital channels, including Target.com. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 1,792 stores in the United States. Target Corporation was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) gained $0.53 to close the day at a new closing price of $120.24, a 0.44% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 16.9% above its 52 week low of $103.45. A total of 1.4M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.61M. The stock, which fluctuated between $119.49 and $120.32 during the day, currently situated -2.32% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.73% in the past one month and up by 9.66% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $121.73 and RSI of 63.46, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Travelers Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of commercial and personal property, and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, government units, associations, and individuals in the United states and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Business and International Insurance; Bond & Specialty Insurance; and Personal Insurance. The Business and International Insurance segment offers property and casualty products, including commercial multi-peril, commercial property, general liability, commercial automobile, and workers’ compensation; and personal property, employers’ liability, public and product liability, professional indemnity, commercial property, surety, marine, aviation, personal accident, and kidnap and ransom insurance. This segment operates through select accounts, which serve small businesses; commercial accounts that serve mid-sized businesses; national accounts, which serve large companies; first party that provides traditional and customized property insurance programs to large and mid-sized customers; and specialized distribution, which markets and underwrites its products through brokers, wholesale agents, program managers, and specialized retail agents. The Bond & Specialty Insurance segment provides fidelity and surety, general liability, and others, such as property, workers’ compensation, commercial automobile, and commercial multi-peril insurance products. The Personal Insurance segment offers property and casualty insurance covering personal risks, primarily automobile and homeowners insurance to individuals. The company distributes its products primarily through independent agencies and brokers. The Travelers Companies, Inc. was founded in 1853 and is based in New York, New York.

HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA) had a light trading with around 1.93M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.45M. The stock traded between $83.5 and $84.31 before closing at the price of $83.71 with -0.05% change on the day. The Nashville Tennessee 37203 based company is currently trading 31.06% above its 52 week low of $65.6 and -0.65% below its 52 week high of $84.31. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 70.18 and $91.04 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

HCA Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides health care services in the United States. It operates general, acute care hospitals that offer medical and surgical services, including inpatient care, intensive care, cardiac care, diagnostic, and emergency services; and outpatient services, such as outpatient surgery, laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy, cardiology, and physical therapy services. The company also operates psychiatric hospitals, which provide therapeutic programs comprising child, adolescent and adult psychiatric care, adult and adolescent alcohol and drug abuse treatment, and counseling. In addition, it operates outpatient health care facilities consisting of freestanding ambulatory surgery centers, freestanding emergency care facilities, urgent care facilities, walk-in clinics, diagnostic and imaging centers, rehabilitation and physical therapy centers, radiation and oncology therapy centers, physician practices, and various other facilities. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 164 general, acute care hospitals with 43,275 licensed beds; 3 psychiatric hospitals with 396 licensed beds; and 1 rehabilitation hospital, as well as 116 freestanding surgery centers. HCA Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

Stocks Under Review: Synchrony Financial (SYF), Target Corporation (TGT), Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL)

Synchrony Financial (SYF) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.74% or $-0.27 to close the day at $36.22 on light trading volume of 5.53M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.6M. The Stamford Connecticut 06902 based company has been outperforming the credit services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 49.75%, compared to the industry which has advanced 35.56% over the same period. With RSI of 51.14, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $42.91, making it a hold for now.

Synchrony Financial operates as a consumer financial services company in the United States. The company offers private label credit cards, dual cards, and small and medium-sized business credit products; and promotional financing for consumer purchases, such as private label credit cards and installment loans. It also provides promotional financing to consumers for elective healthcare procedures or services, such as dental, veterinary, cosmetic, vision, and audiology; debt cancellation products; and deposit products, including certificates of deposit, individual retirement, money market, and savings accounts, as well as accepts deposits through third-party securities brokerage firms. The company offers its credit products through programs established with a group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations, and healthcare service providers; and deposit products through multiple channels, including online, print, and radio advertising. Synchrony Financial was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. Synchrony Financial operates independently of GE Consumer Finance, Inc. as of November 17, 2015.

Target Corporation (TGT) retreated with the stock falling -1.02% or $-0.68 to close at $65.73 on light trading volume of 5.52M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.08M. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55403 based company operating under the Discount, Variety Stores industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -0.24% down for the period and down by -9% so far this year. With price target of $73.97 and a 4.43% rebound from 52-week low, Target Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer. It offers household essentials, including pharmacy, beauty, personal care, baby care, cleaning, and paper products; music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods, and toys, as well as electronics, such as video game hardware and software; and apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants, and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, and shoes. The company also provides food and pet supplies comprising dry grocery, dairy, frozen food, beverages, candy, snacks, deli, bakery, meat, produce, and pet supplies; and home furnishings and décor, including furniture, lighting, kitchenware, small appliances, home décor, bed and bath, home improvement, and automotive products, as well as seasonal merchandise, such as patio furniture and holiday décor. In addition, it offers in-store amenities, including Target Café, Target Photo, Target Optical, Portrait Studio, Starbucks, and other food service offerings. Target Corporation sells products through its stores; and digital channels, including Target.com. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 1,792 stores in the United States. Target Corporation was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.14% or $-0.07 to close the day at $49.26 on lower than average trading volume of 5.3M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.05M. The Atlanta Georgia 30354 based company has been outperforming the major airlines companies by 8.7436% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 0.14% YTD, versus the major airlines industry which is up 2.97% for the same period. The RSI of 51.1 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Airline and Refinery. Its route network is centered around a system of hubs, international gateways, and airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Tokyo-Narita. The company sells its tickets through various distribution channels, including delta.com and mobile, telephone reservations, traditional brick and mortar, and online travel agencies. It also provides aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services; staffing, and professional security and training services, as well as aviation solutions to third parties; vacation packages to third-party consumers; and aircraft charters, and aircraft management and programs. As of February 3, 2016, the company operated a fleet of approximately 800 aircrafts. Delta Air Lines, Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Stocks Under Consideration: Mylan N.V. (MYL), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), Target Corporation (TGT)

Mylan N.V. (MYL) grew with the stock adding 1.96% or $0.77 to close at $39.98 on active trading volume of 6.05M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.46M. The Hatfield Hertfordshire EN6 1AG based company operating under the Drugs – Generic industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -22.2% down for the period and up by 4.8% so far this year. With price target of $49.84 and a 18.99% rebound from 52-week low, Mylan N.V. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Mylan N.V., together with its subsidiaries, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, and distributes generic, branded generic, and specialty pharmaceuticals worldwide. The company provides generic or branded generic pharmaceutical products in tablet, capsule, injectable, transdermal patch, gel, cream, or ointment forms, as well as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). It is also involved in the development of APIs with non-infringing processes for internal use and to partner with manufacturers; and manufacture and sale of injectable products in antineoplastics, anti-infectives, anesthesia/pain management, and cardiovascular therapeutic areas. In addition, the company produces finished dosage form and oral solid dose products; and offers antiretroviral therapies to third parties. Further, it manufactures and sells branded specialty injectable and nebulized products comprising EpiPen Auto-Injector to treat severe allergic reactions; Perforomist Inhalation Solution, a formoterol fumarate inhalation solution for the maintenance treatment of bronchoconstriction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder patients; and ULTIVA, an analgesic agent used during the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia for inpatient and outpatient procedures. It sells generic pharmaceutical products to proprietary and ethical pharmaceutical wholesalers and distributors, group purchasing organizations, drug store chains, independent pharmacies, drug manufacturers, institutions, and public and governmental agencies; and specialty pharmaceuticals to pharmaceutical wholesalers and distributors, pharmacies, and healthcare institutions. Mylan N.V. has a collaboration agreement with Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to develop, manufacture, and commercialize Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s biosimilar candidates. The company was formerly known as New Moon B.V. Mylan N.V. was founded in 1961 and is based in Hertfordshire, the United Kingdom.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) had a active trading with around 6.02M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.74M. The stock traded between $17.81 and $18.19 before closing at the price of $17.88 with -1.16% change on the day. The Bethesda Maryland 20817 based company is currently trading 40.45% above its 52 week low of $13.56 and -8.21% below its 52 week high of $19.51. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $18.18 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

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.

Target Corporation (TGT) saw its value decrease by -0.52% as the stock dropped $-0.33 to finish the day at a closing price of $63.42. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $62.94-$84.14 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $63.36 to $63.95 during the day, are down by -4.07% in the past three months and down by -13.97% over the past six months. It is currently trading -5.02% below its 20 day moving average and -12.41% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $73.85 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 25.52.The technical indicator lead us to believe the stock will reverse recent losses any time soon.

Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer. It offers household essentials, including pharmacy, beauty, personal care, baby care, cleaning, and paper products; music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods, and toys, as well as electronics, such as video game hardware and software; and apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants, and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, and shoes. The company also provides food and pet supplies comprising dry grocery, dairy, frozen food, beverages, candy, snacks, deli, bakery, meat, produce, and pet supplies; and home furnishings and décor, including furniture, lighting, kitchenware, small appliances, home décor, bed and bath, home improvement, and automotive products, as well as seasonal merchandise, such as patio furniture and holiday décor. In addition, it offers in-store amenities, including Target Café, Target Photo, Target Optical, Portrait Studio, Starbucks, and other food service offerings. Target Corporation sells products through its stores; and digital channels, including Target.com. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 1,792 stores in the United States. Target Corporation was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Stocks in Review: Target Corporation (TGT), Unum Group (UNM), Discover Financial Services (DFS)

Target Corporation (TGT) traded within a range of $63.45 to $64.5 after opening the day at $63.8. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -10.73% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.56% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $64.48 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -21.5% below its 52 week high of $84.14 and 2.45% above its 12-month low of $62.94. The shares are down by over -5.53% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 27.82 is bullish. They are not pointing to a rebound in the stock. We should get in as it looks to have found a bottom.

Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer. It offers household essentials, including pharmacy, beauty, personal care, baby care, cleaning, and paper products; music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods, and toys, as well as electronics, such as video game hardware and software; and apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants, and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, and shoes. The company also provides food and pet supplies comprising dry grocery, dairy, frozen food, beverages, candy, snacks, deli, bakery, meat, produce, and pet supplies; and home furnishings and décor, including furniture, lighting, kitchenware, small appliances, home décor, bed and bath, home improvement, and automotive products, as well as seasonal merchandise, such as patio furniture and holiday décor. In addition, it offers in-store amenities, including Target Café, Target Photo, Target Optical, Portrait Studio, Starbucks, and other food service offerings. Target Corporation sells products through its stores; and digital channels, including Target.com. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 1,792 stores in the United States. Target Corporation was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Unum Group (UNM) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.44% or $-0.2 to close the day at $45.43 on light trading volume of 1.52M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.71M. The Chattanooga Tennessee 37402 based company has been outperforming the accident & health insurance group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 62.95%, compared to the industry which has advanced 31.35% over the same period. With RSI of 59.23, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $45.29, making it a hold for now.

Unum Group, together with its subsidiaries, provides group and individual disability insurance products and services primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates through three segments: Unum US, Unum UK, and Colonial Life. It provides group long-term and short-term disability, group life, and accidental death and dismemberment; supplemental and voluntary products, such as individual disability and voluntary benefits products; and accident, sickness, disability, life, and cancer and critical illness products. The company also offers group pension, individual life, corporate-owned life insurance, reinsurance pools, management operations, and other product lines. In addition, it provides a portfolio of other insurance products, including life insurance, employer- and employee-paid group benefits, and other related services. The company markets its products primarily to employers for the benefit of employees. It sells its products through field sales personnel, independent brokers, and consultants, as well as independent contractor agency sales force. Unum Group was founded in 1848 and is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Discover Financial Services (DFS) dropped $-0.35 to close the day at a new closing price of $69.28, a -0.5% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 64.19% above its 52 week low of $42.86. A total of 2.69M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.73M. The stock, which fluctuated between $68.73 and $69.78 during the day, currently situated -6.79% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.58% in the past one month and up by 23.12% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $80.29 and RSI of 43.93, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Discover Financial Services operates as a direct banking and payment services company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. The Direct Banking segment offers Discover-branded credit cards to individuals; and other consumer products and services, including private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, and other consumer lending, as well as deposit products, such as certificates of deposit, money market accounts, savings accounts, checking accounts, and individual retirement arrangement certificates of deposit. The Payment Services segment operates the Discover Network, which processes transactions for Discover-branded credit cards, and provides payment transaction processing and settlement services; and PULSE network, an electronic funds transfer network that provides financial institutions issuing debit cards on the PULSE network with access to automated teller machines and point-of-sale terminals. This segment also operates the Diners Club International, a payments network that issues Diners Club branded charge cards and provides card acceptance services. The company was incorporated in 1960 and is based in Riverwoods, Illinois.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG), Target Corporation (TGT), salesforce.com, inc. (CRM)

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG) grew with the stock adding 3.36% or $1.22 to close at $37.52 on light trading volume of 5.71M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.09M. With price target of $35.93 and a 111.17% rebound from 52-week low, Citizens Financial Group, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Citizens Bank, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania that provide retail and commercial banking products and services in the United States. It operates through two segments, Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking. The Consumer Banking segment focuses on retail customers and small businesses with traditional banking products and services, including checking, savings, home loans, student loans, credit cards, business loans, and financial management services. This segment also provides indirect auto finance for new and used vehicles through auto dealerships. The Commercial Banking segment provides various financial products and solutions, including loans, leases, trade financing, deposits, cash management, foreign exchange, interest rate risk management, corporate finance, and capital markets advisory capabilities. It focuses on small and middle-market companies, and serves government banking, not-for-profit, healthcare, technology, asset finance, franchise finance, asset-based lending, commercial real estate, private equity, and sponsor finance industries. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated through 1,200 branches in 11 states across the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest regions, as well as online, telephone, and mobile banking platforms. It also maintains approximately 100 retail and commercial non-branch offices located in its banking footprint and in other states, and the District of Columbia. The company was formerly known as RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. and changed its name to Citizens Financial Group, Inc. in April 2014. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. was founded in 1828 and is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.

Target Corporation (TGT) had a light trading with around 5.7M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.86M. The stock traded between $64.66 and $65.17 before closing at the price of $65 with 0.92% change on the day. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55403 based company is currently trading 2.28% above its 52 week low of $63.55 and -20.87% below its 52 week high of $84.14. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $74.61 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer. It offers household essentials, including pharmacy, beauty, personal care, baby care, cleaning, and paper products; music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods, and toys, as well as electronics, such as video game hardware and software; and apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants, and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, and shoes. The company also provides food and pet supplies comprising dry grocery, dairy, frozen food, beverages, candy, snacks, deli, bakery, meat, produce, and pet supplies; and home furnishings and décor, including furniture, lighting, kitchenware, small appliances, home décor, bed and bath, home improvement, and automotive products, as well as seasonal merchandise, such as patio furniture and holiday décor. In addition, it offers in-store amenities, including Target Café, Target Photo, Target Optical, Portrait Studio, Starbucks, and other food service offerings. Target Corporation sells products through its stores; and digital channels, including Target.com. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 1,792 stores in the United States. Target Corporation was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

salesforce.com, inc. (CRM) saw its value increase by 1.76% as the stock gained $1.36 to finish the day at a closing price of $78.47. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $52.6-$84.48 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $77.25 to $78.59 during the day, are up by 4.54% in the past three months and down by -4.02% over the past six months. It is currently trading 7.01% above its 20 day moving average and 8.06% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $94.44 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 73.27.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions, with a focus on customer relationship management to various businesses and industries worldwide. It offers enterprise cloud computing applications and platform services, including Sales Cloud that enables companies to store data, monitor leads and progress, forecast opportunities, gain insights through relationship intelligence, and collaborate around sales on desktop and mobile devices. The company also provides Service Cloud that enables companies to deliver personalized customer service and support, as well as connects their service agents with customers on various devices; and Marketing Cloud, which enables companies to plan, personalize, and optimize customer interactions. In addition, it offers Community Cloud that enables companies to engage with groups of people by giving them access to information, applications, and experts; Analytics Cloud, an application, which enables companies to deploy sales, service, marketing, and custom analytics applications using various data source; Internet of Things Cloud that enables customers to process data, as well as build personalized actions and engage with customers in real time; and App Cloud, an application development platform for companies to deliver connected applications for various business needs. Further, the company provides professional services, including consulting, deployment, training, and design and integration services to facilitate the adoption of its cloud solutions, as well as offers various education service offerings ranging from introductory online courses to advanced architecture certifications. It sells and markets services primarily through its direct sales force, as well as through consulting firms, systems integrators, and regional partners. The company has a strategic alliance with Cisco to develop IoT and contact center platforms. salesforce.com, inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Stocks in Review: General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP), Target Corporation (TGT), Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY)

General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP) traded within a range of $25.23 to $25.91 after opening the day at $25.62. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 1.08% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.44% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $25.25 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -21.34% below its 52 week high of $32.1 and 5.69% above its 12-month low of $23.89. The shares are down by over -2.88% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 50.54 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Target Corporation (TGT) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.88% or $0.56 to close the day at $64.41 on active trading volume of 6.08M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.8M. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55403 based company has been underperforming the discount, variety stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -3.48%, compared to the industry which has advanced 7.9% over the same period. With RSI of 21.04, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $74.61, making it a hold for now.

Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer. It offers household essentials, including pharmacy, beauty, personal care, baby care, cleaning, and paper products; music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods, and toys, as well as electronics, such as video game hardware and software; and apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants, and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, and shoes. The company also provides food and pet supplies comprising dry grocery, dairy, frozen food, beverages, candy, snacks, deli, bakery, meat, produce, and pet supplies; and home furnishings and décor, including furniture, lighting, kitchenware, small appliances, home décor, bed and bath, home improvement, and automotive products, as well as seasonal merchandise, such as patio furniture and holiday décor. In addition, it offers in-store amenities, including Target Café, Target Photo, Target Optical, Portrait Studio, Starbucks, and other food service offerings. Target Corporation sells products through its stores; and digital channels, including Target.com. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 1,792 stores in the United States. Target Corporation was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) gained $0.2 to close the day at a new closing price of $19.33, a 1.05% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 30.26% above its 52 week low of $14.84. A total of 6.07M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.41M. The stock, which fluctuated between $19.14 and $19.52 during the day, currently situated -6.17% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.08% in the past one month and down by -0.15% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $24.71 and RSI of 44.8, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Ally Financial Inc., a diversified financial services company, provides a range of financial products and services primarily to automotive dealers and their retail customers in the United States. It offers dealer financial services, including a range of financial services and insurance products to automotive dealers and retail customers. The company also provides automotive finance services for dealers, such as new and used vehicle inventory financing; inventory insurance; term loans, including real estate and working capital loans; and vehicle remarketing services, as well as vehicle service contracts (VCSs) and guaranteed automobile protection (GAP) products. In addition, it offers retail automotive financing for new and used vehicles, and leasing for new vehicles; consumer finance protection and insurance products, such as VSCs, maintenance coverage, and GAP products; commercial insurance products; and senior secured commercial-lending products. Further, the company, through its subsidiary, Ally Bank provides savings and money market accounts, certificates of deposit, interest-bearing checking accounts, trust accounts, and individual retirement accounts; and online and mobile banking, electronic bill pay, remote deposit, and electronic funds transfer. It also engages in the management of held-for-investment mortgage loan portfolio that includes the execution of bulk purchases of jumbo and low-to-moderate income mortgage loans originated by third parties. The company was formerly known as GMAC Inc. and changed its name to Ally Financial Inc. in May 2010. Ally Financial Inc. was founded in 1919 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

 

Stocks To Watch: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT), Target Corporation (TGT), Finisar Corporation (FNSR)

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) traded within a range of $66.56 to $67.18 after opening the day at $67.01. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -3.57% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.79% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $66.65 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -10.72% below its 52 week high of $75.19 and 12.6% above its 12-month low of $62.35. The shares are down by over -2.33% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 35.36 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. It operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam’s Club. The company operates discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, apparel stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and membership-only warehouse clubs; and retail Websites, such as walmart.com and samsclub.com. It offers grocery products, including meat, produce, natural and organics, deli and bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral and dry grocery, as well as consumables, such as health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods, and pet supplies; and health and wellness products, which include pharmacy, optical services, clinical services, over-the-counter drugs, and other medical products. The company also provides electronics, toys, cameras and supplies, photo processing services, cellular phones, cellular service plan contracts and prepaid service, movies, music, video games, and books; stationery, automotive, hardware and paint, and sporting goods, as well as fabrics, crafts, and seasonal merchandise; apparel for women, girls, men, boys, and infants, as well as shoes, jewelry, and accessories; and home furnishings, housewares and small appliances, bedding, home decor, outdoor living, and horticulture products. The company also provides fuel and financial services and related products, including money orders, prepaid cards, wire transfers, money transfers, check cashing, and bill payment. In addition, it offers brand name merchandise, including hardgoods, softgoods, and selected private-label items, such as Member’s Mark. As of June 20, 2016, it operated 11,527 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce Websites in 11 countries. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Target Corporation (TGT) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.39% or $-0.25 to close the day at $63.85 on active trading volume of 7.86M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.73M. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55403 based company has been underperforming the discount, variety stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -5.42%, compared to the industry which has advanced 6.92% over the same period. With RSI of 18.27, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $74.61, making it a hold for now.

Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer. It offers household essentials, including pharmacy, beauty, personal care, baby care, cleaning, and paper products; music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods, and toys, as well as electronics, such as video game hardware and software; and apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants, and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, and shoes. The company also provides food and pet supplies comprising dry grocery, dairy, frozen food, beverages, candy, snacks, deli, bakery, meat, produce, and pet supplies; and home furnishings and décor, including furniture, lighting, kitchenware, small appliances, home décor, bed and bath, home improvement, and automotive products, as well as seasonal merchandise, such as patio furniture and holiday décor. In addition, it offers in-store amenities, including Target Café, Target Photo, Target Optical, Portrait Studio, Starbucks, and other food service offerings. Target Corporation sells products through its stores; and digital channels, including Target.com. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 1,792 stores in the United States. Target Corporation was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Finisar Corporation (FNSR) dropped $-1.28 to close the day at a new closing price of $28.72, a -4.27% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 138.54% above its 52 week low of $12.04. A total of 7.67M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.3M. The stock, which fluctuated between $27.22 and $29.28 during the day, currently situated -22.06% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -7.5% in the past one month and down by -3.23% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $42.2 and RSI of 42.21, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Finisar Corporation provides optical subsystems and components for data communication and telecommunication applications in the United States, Malaysia, China, and internationally. Its optical subsystems primarily consist of transmitters, receivers, transceivers, transponders, and active optical cables that provide the fundamental optical-electrical or optoelectronic interface for interconnecting the electronic equipment used in communication networks, including the switches, routers, and servers used in wireline networks, as well as the antennas and base stations used in wireless networks. The company also offers wavelength selective switches, which are used to switch network traffic from one optical fiber to multiple other fibers without converting to an electronic signal. In addition, it provides optical components comprising packaged lasers, receivers, and photodetectors for data communication and telecommunication applications; and passive optical components for telecommunication applications. Finisar Corporation markets its products through its direct sales force, as well as through a network of distributors and manufacturers’ representatives to the original equipment manufacturers of storage systems, networking equipment, and telecommunication equipment, as well as to their contract manufacturers. Finisar Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK), KeyCorp (KEY), Target Corporation (TGT)

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK) traded within a range of $44.22 to $45.09 after opening the day at $44.69. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -5.95% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.62% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $44.56 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -10.05% below its 52 week high of $49.54 and 40.24% above its 12-month low of $32.2. The shares are up by over 10.7% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 27.7 is bullish. They are not pointing to a rebound in the stock. We should get in as it looks to have found a bottom.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, an investment company, provides financial products and services to institutions, corporations, and high net worth individuals in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Investment Management and Investment Services. The company offers investment management; trust and custody; foreign exchange; fund administration; global collateral services; securities lending; depositary receipts; corporate trust; global payment/cash management; banking services; and clearing services. It also provides mutual funds, separate accounts, wealth management and private banking services; and broker-dealer services, registered investment advisory services, prime brokerage services, and working capital solutions. In addition, the company is involved in credit-related activities, business exits, leasing operations, and corporate treasury activities; and the provision of global markets and institutional banking services. The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation was founded in 1784 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

KeyCorp (KEY) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.11% or $0.02 to close the day at $17.86 on light trading volume of 12.98M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 15.95M. The Cleveland Ohio 44114 based company has been outperforming the regional – midwest banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 64.08%, compared to the industry which has advanced 46.72% over the same period. With RSI of 46.58, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $19.65, 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.

Target Corporation (TGT) dropped $-1.29 to close the day at a new closing price of $64.1, a -1.97% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock -0.39% below its 52 week low of $63.78. A total of 12.98M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.59M. The stock, which fluctuated between $63.78 and $65.41 during the day, currently situated -21.97% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -16.8% in the past one month and down by -4.27% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $74.61 and RSI of 18.67, the stock still has upside potential, making it a buy for now.

Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer. It offers household essentials, including pharmacy, beauty, personal care, baby care, cleaning, and paper products; music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods, and toys, as well as electronics, such as video game hardware and software; and apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants, and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, and shoes. The company also provides food and pet supplies comprising dry grocery, dairy, frozen food, beverages, candy, snacks, deli, bakery, meat, produce, and pet supplies; and home furnishings and décor, including furniture, lighting, kitchenware, small appliances, home décor, bed and bath, home improvement, and automotive products, as well as seasonal merchandise, such as patio furniture and holiday décor. In addition, it offers in-store amenities, including Target Café, Target Photo, Target Optical, Portrait Studio, Starbucks, and other food service offerings. Target Corporation sells products through its stores; and digital channels, including Target.com. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 1,792 stores in the United States. Target Corporation was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Investor’s Alert: Regions Financial Corporation (RF), Twitter, Inc. (TWTR), Target Corporation (TGT)

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.36% or $-0.05 to close the day at $13.98 on lower than average trading volume of 12.78M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 22.54M. The Birmingham Alabama 35203 based company has been outperforming the regional – southeast banks companies by 36.7646% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -2.65% YTD, versus the regional – southeast banks industry which is down -3.44% for the same period. The RSI of 45.66 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.

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) had a light trading with around 12.7M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 19.65M. The stock traded between $16.75 and $17.15 before closing at the price of $16.79 with -1.87% change on the day. The San Francisco California 94103 based company is currently trading 22.29% above its 52 week low of $13.73 and -33.5% below its 52 week high of $25.25. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 39.99 and $16.64 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Twitter, Inc. operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope and Vine, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live. It also provides promoted products and services, such as promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends that enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services; and subscription access to its data feed for data partners. In addition, the company offers a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets for developers to contribute their content to its platform; syndicate and distribute Twitter content across their properties; and enhance their Websites and applications with Twitter content. Twitter, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Target Corporation (TGT) traded within a range of $65.06 to $66.88 after opening the day at $66.33. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -9.47% so far this year. The stock was down close to -2.18% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $65.39 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -20.4% below its 52 week high of $84.14 and 1.62% above its 12-month low of $65.06. The shares are down by over -2.1% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 20.48 is bullish. They are not pointing to a rebound in the stock. We should get in as it looks to have found a bottom.

Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer. It offers household essentials, including pharmacy, beauty, personal care, baby care, cleaning, and paper products; music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods, and toys, as well as electronics, such as video game hardware and software; and apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants, and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, and shoes. The company also provides food and pet supplies comprising dry grocery, dairy, frozen food, beverages, candy, snacks, deli, bakery, meat, produce, and pet supplies; and home furnishings and décor, including furniture, lighting, kitchenware, small appliances, home décor, bed and bath, home improvement, and automotive products, as well as seasonal merchandise, such as patio furniture and holiday décor. In addition, it offers in-store amenities, including Target Café, Target Photo, Target Optical, Portrait Studio, Starbucks, and other food service offerings. Target Corporation sells products through its stores; and digital channels, including Target.com. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 1,792 stores in the United States. Target Corporation was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.