Stocks Highlights: Arconic Inc. (ARNC), The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW), Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC)

Arconic Inc. (ARNC) had a light trading with around 5.03M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.5M. The stock traded between $29.06 and $29.49 before closing at the price of $29.49 with 0.96% change on the day. The New York New York 10022 based company is currently trading 76.52% above its 52 week low of $16.75 and -2.22% below its 52 week high of $30.16. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 85.24 and $26 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

Arconic Inc. develops and manufactures engineered products for aerospace, industrial gas turbine, commercial transportation, and oil and gas markets. It offers airfoils, fasteners, rings, forgings, extrusions, alloys, and industrial gas turbines; and titanium aero ingots and mill products, as well as multi-material airframe subassemblies, technologies, and materials, such as 3D printing and titanium aluminides. The company also provides aluminum sheets and plates for the aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation, brazing, and industrial markets. In addition, it provides forged aluminum truck wheels and other transportation products; aluminum curtain walls and front entry systems, including self-cleaning facades, and blast proof and hurricane resistant entrances for building and construction markets; and extrusions for trains, buildings, and various industrial applications. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in New York, New York.

The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.45% or $-0.61 to close the day at $41.55 on light trading volume of 4.99M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.73M. The San Francisco California 94105 based company has been outperforming the investment brokerage – national group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 73.54%, compared to the industry which has advanced 65.85% over the same period. With RSI of 57.03, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $45.31, making it a hold for now.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, custody, and financial advisory services. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Advisor Services. The Investor Services segment provides retail brokerage and banking services, retirement plan services, and other corporate brokerage services; and stock plan services, compliance solutions, and mutual fund clearing services, as well as engages in the off-platform sales business. The Advisor Services segment provides custodial, trading, and support services; and retirement and corporate brokerage retirement services. The company provides brokerage accounts with cash management capabilities; third-party mutual funds through the Mutual Fund Marketplace, including no-transaction fee mutual funds through the Mutual Fund OneSource service, which includes proprietary mutual funds, plus mutual fund trading, and clearing services to broker-dealers; exchange-traded funds (ETFs), including proprietary and third-party ETFs; and advice solutions, such as managed portfolios of proprietary and third-party mutual funds and ETFs, separately managed accounts, customized personal advice for tailored portfolios, and specialized planning and portfolio management. It also offers banking products and services, including checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, first lien residential real estate mortgage loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and Pledged Asset Lines; and trust services comprising trust custody services, personal trust reporting services, and administrative trustee services. The company serves individuals and institutional clients in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, London, and Hong Kong. The Charles Schwab Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) shares were down in last trading by -1.36% to $66.6. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.66% over the past week and fell -4.71% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.91% below its 50 day moving average and 11.28% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.18% decrease in value from its one year high of $73.33. The RSI indicator value of 38.46, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of oil and gas properties. It operates through three segments: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production; Midstream; and Marketing. The Oil and Gas Exploration and Production segment explores for and produces oil, condensate, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The Midstream segment provides gathering, processing, treating, and transportation services to Anadarko and third-party oil, natural-gas, and NGLs producers, as well as owns and operates gathering, processing, treating, and transportation systems in the United States. The Marketing segment markets oil, natural gas, and NGLs in the United States; oil and NGLs internationally; and anticipated liquefied natural gas production from Mozambique. The company’s asset portfolio includes U.S. onshore resource plays in the Rocky Mountains area, the southern United States, the Appalachian basin, and Alaska; the deepwater Gulf of Mexico; and in Algeria, Ghana, Mozambique, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, New Zealand, Kenya, and other countries. As of December 31, 2015, it had approximately 2.1 billion barrels of oil equivalent of proved reserves. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK), Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST), The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW)

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.37% or $0.89 to close the day at $65.66 on lower than average trading volume of 10.11M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.62M. The Kenilworth New Jersey 07033 based company has been outperforming the drug manufacturers – major companies by 3.4526% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 11.53% YTD, versus the drug manufacturers – major industry which is up 3.14% for the same period. The RSI of 67.8 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Merck & Co., Inc. provides healthcare solutions worldwide. The company offers therapeutic and preventive agents to treat cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes, asthma, nasal allergy symptoms, allergic rhinitis, chronic hepatitis C virus, HIV-1 infection, fungal infections, intra-abdominal infections, hypertension, arthritis and pain, inflammatory, osteoporosis, male pattern hair loss, and fertility diseases. It also offers neuromuscular blocking agents; anti-bacterial products; cholesterol modifying medicines; non-sedating antihistamine; and vaginal contraceptive products. In addition, the company offers products to prevent chemotherapy-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting; treat brain tumors; treat melanoma and metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer; prevent diseases caused by human papillomavirus; and vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, chickenpox, shingles, rotavirus gastroenteritis, and pneumococcal diseases. Further, it offers antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs to treat infectious and respiratory diseases, fertility disorders, and pneumonia in cattle, horses, and swine; vaccines for poultry; parasiticide for sea lice in salmon; and antibiotics and vaccines for fishes. Additionally, the company offers companion animal products, such as ointments for otitis; diabetes mellitus treatment for dogs and cats; anthelmintic products; chewable tablets to treat fleas and ticks in dogs; and products for protection against bites from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and sandflies. It serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and entities, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, distributors, animal producers, and managed health care providers. The company has collaboration agreements with Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc and Agenus; and a research agreement with Proteros Biostructures to develop molecule compounds for various cancer treatments. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) had a active trading with around 2.24M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.18M. The stock traded between $171.55 and $173.64 before closing at the price of $173.63 with 0.97% change on the day. The Issaquah Washington 98027 based company is currently trading 26.36% above its 52 week low of $138.57 and 0.66% above its 52 week high of $173.64. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 75.17 and $175.46 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. It offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The company provides dry and packaged foods, and groceries; snack foods, candies, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, and garden and patio; meat, bakery, deli, and produces; and apparel and small appliances. It also operates gas stations, pharmacies, optical dispensing centers, food courts, and hearing-aid centers; and engages in the travel businesses. In addition, the company provides gold star individual and business membership services. As of August 28, 2016, it operated 715 warehouses, including 501 warehouses in the United States, Washington, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico; 91 in Canada; 36 in Mexico; 28 in the United Kingdom; 25 in Japan; 12 in Korea; 12 in Taiwan; 8 in Australia; and 2 in Spain. Further, the company sells its products through online. The company was formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc. Costco Wholesale Corporation was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.

The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) traded within a range of $40.44 to $41.49 after opening the day at $40.69. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.75% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.33% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $41.26 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -2.97% below its 52 week high of $42.61 and 81.02% above its 12-month low of $23. The shares are up by over 14.59% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 56.3 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, custody, and financial advisory services. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Advisor Services. The Investor Services segment provides retail brokerage and banking services, retirement plan services, and other corporate brokerage services; and stock plan services, compliance solutions, and mutual fund clearing services, as well as engages in the off-platform sales business. The Advisor Services segment provides custodial, trading, and support services; and retirement and corporate brokerage retirement services. The company provides brokerage accounts with cash management capabilities; third-party mutual funds through the Mutual Fund Marketplace, including no-transaction fee mutual funds through the Mutual Fund OneSource service, which includes proprietary mutual funds, plus mutual fund trading, and clearing services to broker-dealers; exchange-traded funds (ETFs), including proprietary and third-party ETFs; and advice solutions, such as managed portfolios of proprietary and third-party mutual funds and ETFs, separately managed accounts, customized personal advice for tailored portfolios, and specialized planning and portfolio management. It also offers banking products and services, including checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, first lien residential real estate mortgage loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and Pledged Asset Lines; and trust services comprising trust custody services, personal trust reporting services, and administrative trustee services. The company serves individuals and institutional clients in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, London, and Hong Kong. The Charles Schwab Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN), The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW), CBRE Group, Inc. (CBG)

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) climbed 0.52% during last trading as the stock added $0.07 to finish the day at $13.62 with about 6.86M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 13.95M. The $14.71B market cap company, which fluctuated between $13.5 and $13.66 during the day, currently situated 76.16% above its 52 week low of $8.05 and -3.88% away from its one year high of $14.17. The RSI of 54.53 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated operates as a holding company for The Huntington National Bank that provides commercial, small business, consumer, and mortgage banking services. The company’s Retail and Business Banking segment offers financial products and services, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, consumer loans, and small business loans; and investments, insurance, interest rate risk protection, and foreign exchange and treasury management services. Its Commercial Banking segment provides corporate risk management and institutional sales, trading, and underwriting services; commercial property and casualty, employee benefits, personal lines, life and disability, and specialty lines of insurance; and brokerage and agency services for residential and commercial title insurance, as well as excess and surplus product lines of insurance. The company’s Automobile Finance and Commercial Real Estate segment offers financing for the purchase of vehicles; financing the acquisition of new and used vehicle inventory of franchised automotive dealerships; and financing for land, buildings, and other commercial real estate owned or constructed by real estate developers, automobile dealerships, or other customers. Its Regional Banking and The Huntington Private Client Group segment provides deposits, lending, and other banking services; wealth management services, and retirement plan and corporate trust services; and brokerage, annuities, advisory, and other investment products. The company’s Home Lending segment offers consumer loans and mortgages. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated also provides equipment leasing; and online, mobile, and telephone banking services. The company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) dropped $-0.14 to close the day at a new closing price of $39.94, a -0.35% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 87.36% above its 52 week low of $23. A total of 6.79M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 9.38M. The stock, which fluctuated between $39.9 and $40.37 during the day, currently situated -6.08% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.14% in the past one month and up by 18.72% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $45.31 and RSI of 45.89, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, custody, and financial advisory services. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Advisor Services. The Investor Services segment provides retail brokerage and banking services, retirement plan services, and other corporate brokerage services; and stock plan services, compliance solutions, and mutual fund clearing services, as well as engages in the off-platform sales business. The Advisor Services segment provides custodial, trading, and support services; and retirement and corporate brokerage retirement services. The company provides brokerage accounts with cash management capabilities; third-party mutual funds through the Mutual Fund Marketplace, including no-transaction fee mutual funds through the Mutual Fund OneSource service, which includes proprietary mutual funds, plus mutual fund trading, and clearing services to broker-dealers; exchange-traded funds (ETFs), including proprietary and third-party ETFs; and advice solutions, such as managed portfolios of proprietary and third-party mutual funds and ETFs, separately managed accounts, customized personal advice for tailored portfolios, and specialized planning and portfolio management. It also offers banking products and services, including checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, first lien residential real estate mortgage loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and Pledged Asset Lines; and trust services comprising trust custody services, personal trust reporting services, and administrative trustee services. The company serves individuals and institutional clients in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, London, and Hong Kong. The Charles Schwab Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

CBRE Group, Inc. (CBG) had a active trading with around 6.71M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.06M. The stock traded between $32.48 and $34.94 before closing at the price of $34 with 7.7% change on the day. The Los Angeles California 90071 based company is currently trading 45.55% above its 52 week low of $24.11 and 2.38% above its 52 week high of $34.94. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 71.86 and $34.14 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company worldwide. It operates through Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services segments. The company offers advisory services, such as strategic advice and execution to owners, investors, and occupiers of real estate in connection with leasing, disposition, and acquisition of property; integrated investment sales and debt/structured financing services under the CBRE Capital Markets brand; and valuation services, including market value appraisals, litigation support, discounted cash flow analyses, feasibility and fairness opinions, property condition reports, hotel advisory, and environmental consulting, as well as originates and services commercial mortgage loans. It also provides outsourcing services comprising facilities management, project management, advisory and transaction, and strategic consulting services to occupiers of real estate; and property management services consisting of construction management, marketing, building engineering, accounting, and financial services for owners/investors in office, industrial, and retail properties. In addition, the company offers investment management services to pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, foundations, endowments, and other institutional investors seeking to generate returns and diversification through investment in real estate. Further, the company develops and invests in commercial real estate, including industrial, office, and retail properties; healthcare facilities; and residential/mixed-use projects. CBRE Group, Inc. offers its commercial real estate services under the CBRE brand name; investment management services under the CBRE Global Investors brand name; and development services under the Trammell Crow brand name. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

 

Stocks Roundup: ConocoPhillips (COP), The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW), Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG)

ConocoPhillips (COP) grew with the stock adding 0.36% or $0.18 to close at $49.6 on active trading volume of 8.58M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.12M. The Houston Texas 77079 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 51.48% up for the period and down by -1.08% so far this year. With price target of $57.82 and a 62.56% rebound from 52-week low, ConocoPhillips has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

ConocoPhillips explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and natural gas liquids worldwide. Its portfolio includes resource-rich North American tight oil and oil sands assets; lower-risk legacy assets in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia; various international developments; and an inventory of conventional and unconventional exploration prospects. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) had a light trading with around 8.49M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.6M. The stock traded between $39.19 and $39.64 before closing at the price of $39.44 with -0.6% change on the day. The San Francisco California 94105 based company is currently trading 84.64% above its 52 week low of $21.51 and -7.44% below its 52 week high of $42.61. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $45.88 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, custody, and financial advisory services. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Advisor Services. The Investor Services segment provides retail brokerage and banking services, retirement plan services, and other corporate brokerage services; and stock plan services, compliance solutions, and mutual fund clearing services, as well as engages in the off-platform sales business. The Advisor Services segment provides custodial, trading, and support services; and retirement and corporate brokerage retirement services. The company provides brokerage accounts with cash management capabilities; third-party mutual funds through the Mutual Fund Marketplace, including no-transaction fee mutual funds through the Mutual Fund OneSource service, which includes proprietary mutual funds, plus mutual fund trading, and clearing services to broker-dealers; exchange-traded funds (ETFs), including proprietary and third-party ETFs; and advice solutions, such as managed portfolios of proprietary and third-party mutual funds and ETFs, separately managed accounts, customized personal advice for tailored portfolios, and specialized planning and portfolio management. It also offers banking products and services, including checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, first lien residential real estate mortgage loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and Pledged Asset Lines; and trust services comprising trust custody services, personal trust reporting services, and administrative trustee services. The company serves individuals and institutional clients in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, London, and Hong Kong. The Charles Schwab Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG) saw its value decrease by -3.39% as the stock dropped $-1.24 to finish the day at a closing price of $35.35. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $18.04-$37.95 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $35.24 to $36.28 during the day, are up by 29.75% in the past three months and up by 51.76% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.05% below its 20 day moving average and -0.09% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $37.79 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 44.75.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Simon Property Group, Inc. (SPG), The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW), Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)

Simon Property Group, Inc. (SPG) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 3.39% or $6.03 to close the day at $183.77 on active trading volume of 3.4M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.64M. The Indianapolis Indiana 46204 based company has been outperforming the reit – retail group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 1.13%, compared to the industry which has advanced 1.47% over the same period. With RSI of 53.46, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $212.6, making it a hold for now.

Simon Property Group, Inc. is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across the globe. It engages in investment, ownership, management, and development of properties. It primarily invests in regional malls, premium outlets, mills, and community/lifestyle centers to create its portfolio. Simon Property Group, Inc. was founded in 1960 and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana, with additional office in New York, New York.

The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) retreated with the stock falling -1.41% or $-0.59 to close at $41.24 on light trading volume of 8.06M compared its three months average trading volume of 9.17M. The San Francisco California 94105 based company operating under the Investment Brokerage – National industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 64.7% up for the period and up by 4.48% so far this year. With price target of $46 and a 93.07% rebound from 52-week low, The Charles Schwab Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, custody, and financial advisory services. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Advisor Services. The Investor Services segment provides retail brokerage and banking services, retirement plan services, and other corporate brokerage services; and stock plan services, compliance solutions, and mutual fund clearing services, as well as engages in the off-platform sales business. The Advisor Services segment provides custodial, trading, and support services; and retirement and corporate brokerage retirement services. The company provides brokerage accounts with cash management capabilities; third-party mutual funds through the Mutual Fund Marketplace, including no-transaction fee mutual funds through the Mutual Fund OneSource service, which includes proprietary mutual funds, plus mutual fund trading, and clearing services to broker-dealers; exchange-traded funds (ETFs), including proprietary and third-party ETFs; and advice solutions, such as managed portfolios of proprietary and third-party mutual funds and ETFs, separately managed accounts, customized personal advice for tailored portfolios, and specialized planning and portfolio management. It also offers banking products and services, including checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, first lien residential real estate mortgage loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and Pledged Asset Lines; and trust services comprising trust custody services, personal trust reporting services, and administrative trustee services. The company serves individuals and institutional clients in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, London, and Hong Kong. The Charles Schwab Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.91% or $0.56 to close the day at $61.99 on higher than average trading volume of 9.82M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.3M. The Kenilworth New Jersey 07033 based company has been outperforming the drug manufacturers – major companies by 6.1457% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 5.3% YTD, versus the drug manufacturers – major industry which is down -0.6% for the same period. The RSI of 56.06 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Merck & Co., Inc. provides healthcare solutions worldwide. The company offers therapeutic and preventive agents to treat cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes, asthma, nasal allergy symptoms, allergic rhinitis, chronic hepatitis C virus, HIV-1 infection, fungal infections, intra-abdominal infections, hypertension, arthritis and pain, inflammatory, osteoporosis, male pattern hair loss, and fertility diseases. It also offers neuromuscular blocking agents; anti-bacterial products; cholesterol modifying medicines; non-sedating antihistamine; and vaginal contraceptive products. In addition, the company offers products to prevent chemotherapy-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting; treat brain tumors; treat melanoma and metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer; prevent diseases caused by human papillomavirus; and vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, chickenpox, shingles, rotavirus gastroenteritis, and pneumococcal diseases. Further, it offers antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs to treat infectious and respiratory diseases, fertility disorders, and pneumonia in cattle, horses, and swine; vaccines for poultry; parasiticide for sea lice in salmon; and antibiotics and vaccines for fishes. Additionally, the company offers companion animal products, such as ointments for otitis; diabetes mellitus treatment for dogs and cats; anthelmintic products; chewable tablets to treat fleas and ticks in dogs; and products for protection against bites from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and sandflies. It serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and entities, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, distributors, animal producers, and managed health care providers. The company has collaboration agreements with Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc and Agenus; and a research agreement with Proteros Biostructures to develop molecule compounds for various cancer treatments. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

 

Stocks in Review: Celgene Corporation (CELG), The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW), General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP)

Celgene Corporation (CELG) traded within a range of $111.46 to $113.84 after opening the day at $112.01. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.84% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.87% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $113.62 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -10.54% below its 52 week high of $127 and 22.11% above its 12-month low of $93.05. The shares are up by over 15.46% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 42.65 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Celgene Corporation discovers, develops, and commercializes therapies to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases worldwide. It markets REVLIMID, an oral immunomodulatory drug for multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and mantle cell lymphoma; ABRAXANE, a solvent-free chemotherapy product to treat breast, non-small cell lung, pancreatic, and gastric cancers; POMALYST/IMNOVID to treat multiple myeloma; and OTEZLA, a small-molecule inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 for psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, Behçet’s disease, atopic dermatitis, and ulcerative colitis. The company’s products also include VIDAZA, a pyrimidine nucleoside analog to treat intermediate-2 and high-risk MDS, and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, as well as acute myeloid leukemia (AML); THALOMID for the patients with multiple myeloma and erythema nodosum leprosum; ISTODAX to treat cutaneous and peripheral T-cell lymphoma; and FOCALIN, FOCALIN XR, and RITALIN products. Its clinical stage products include OTEZLA for the treatment of various immune-inflammatory diseases; sotatercept for the treatment of renal anemia, beta-thalassemia and MDS; luspatercept for beta-thalassemia and MDS; CC-486 to treat MDS, AML, and solid tumors; CC-122 and CC-220 to treat hematological and solid tumor cancers, and inflammation and immunology diseases; PDA-002 for the treat diabetic foot ulcers and peripheral neuropathy; and PNK-007 for hematological malignancies treatment. The company has collaborative agreements with Novartis Pharma AG; Acceleron Pharma; Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Epizyme Inc.; Sutro Biopharma, Inc.; bluebird bio, Inc.; FORMA Therapeutics Holdings, LLC; Acetylon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; NantBioScience, Inc.; AstraZeneca PLC; Lycera Corp.; Juno Therapeutics, Inc.; TriNetX, Inc.; Triphase Accelerator Corporation; Nurix Inc.; Abbott; Sage Bionetworks; and PharmAkea Inc. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Summit, New Jersey.

The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.33% or $-0.14 to close the day at $42.31 on light trading volume of 4.05M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.26M. The San Francisco California 94105 based company has been outperforming the investment brokerage – national group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 72.11%, compared to the industry which has advanced 54.92% over the same period. With RSI of 66.03, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $46, making it a hold for now.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, custody, and financial advisory services. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Advisor Services. The Investor Services segment provides retail brokerage and banking services, retirement plan services, and other corporate brokerage services; and stock plan services, compliance solutions, and mutual fund clearing services, as well as engages in the off-platform sales business. The Advisor Services segment provides custodial, trading, and support services; and retirement and corporate brokerage retirement services. The company provides brokerage accounts with cash management capabilities; third-party mutual funds through the Mutual Fund Marketplace, including no-transaction fee mutual funds through the Mutual Fund OneSource service, which includes proprietary mutual funds, plus mutual fund trading, and clearing services to broker-dealers; exchange-traded funds (ETFs), including proprietary and third-party ETFs; and advice solutions, such as managed portfolios of proprietary and third-party mutual funds and ETFs, separately managed accounts, customized personal advice for tailored portfolios, and specialized planning and portfolio management. It also offers banking products and services, including checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, first lien residential real estate mortgage loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and Pledged Asset Lines; and trust services comprising trust custody services, personal trust reporting services, and administrative trustee services. The company serves individuals and institutional clients in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, London, and Hong Kong. The Charles Schwab Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP) dropped $-0.46 to close the day at a new closing price of $24.22, a -1.86% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 1.38% above its 52 week low of $23.89. A total of 4.05M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.52M. The stock, which fluctuated between $23.95 and $24.8 during the day, currently situated -24.55% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -1.42% in the past one month and down by -4.87% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $29.91 and RSI of 38.7, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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.

 

Stocks Alert: D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI), The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW), Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) grew with the stock adding 2.38% or $0.73 to close at $31.37 on active trading volume of 7.79M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.82M. The Fort Worth Texas 76102 based company operating under the Residential Construction industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 16.09% up for the period and up by 14.78% so far this year. With price target of $33.7 and a 37.76% rebound from 52-week low, D.R. Horton, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 26 states and 78 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America’s Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Regent Homes, Crown Communities, and Pacific Ridge Homes. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes; and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes, and condominiums. It is also involved in the origination and sale of mortgages; and provision of title insurance policies, and examination and closing services. The company primarily serves title insurance agents, homebuyers, and homebuilding customers. D.R. Horton, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) gained $0.49 to close the day at a new closing price of $42.29, a 1.17% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 97.99% above its 52 week low of $21.51. A total of 7.75M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 9.24M. The stock, which fluctuated between $41.93 and $42.45 during the day, currently situated 0.43% above its 52 week high. The stock is up by 6.34% in the past one month and up by 31.66% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $45.06 and RSI of 65.72, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, custody, and financial advisory services. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Advisor Services. The Investor Services segment provides retail brokerage and banking services, retirement plan services, and other corporate brokerage services; and stock plan services, compliance solutions, and mutual fund clearing services, as well as engages in the off-platform sales business. The Advisor Services segment provides custodial, trading, and support services; and retirement and corporate brokerage retirement services. The company provides brokerage accounts with cash management capabilities; third-party mutual funds through the Mutual Fund Marketplace, including no-transaction fee mutual funds through the Mutual Fund OneSource service, which includes proprietary mutual funds, plus mutual fund trading, and clearing services to broker-dealers; exchange-traded funds (ETFs), including proprietary and third-party ETFs; and advice solutions, such as managed portfolios of proprietary and third-party mutual funds and ETFs, separately managed accounts, customized personal advice for tailored portfolios, and specialized planning and portfolio management. It also offers banking products and services, including checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, first lien residential real estate mortgage loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and Pledged Asset Lines; and trust services comprising trust custody services, personal trust reporting services, and administrative trustee services. The company serves individuals and institutional clients in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, London, and Hong Kong. The Charles Schwab Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) shares were down in last trading by -0.38% to $49.46. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.83% over the past week and fell -1.57% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.06% above its 50 day moving average and 16.9% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -5.25% decrease in value from its one year high of $52.2. The RSI indicator value of 46.18, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 704 Boeing 737 aircraft. The company served 97 destinations in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as 7 near-international countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Belize. It also sells frequent flyer points and related services to business partners participating in the Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program, including car rental agencies, hotels, restaurants, and retailers. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: The Southern Company (SO), The Walt Disney Company (DIS), The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW)

The Southern Company (SO) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.53% or $-0.26 to close the day at $48.57 on active trading volume of 5.51M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.98M. The Atlanta Georgia 30308 based company has been outperforming the electric utilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 7.16%, compared to the industry which has advanced 13.77% over the same period. With RSI of 46.51, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $50.88, making it a hold for now.

The Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity through coal, nuclear, oil and gas, and hydro resources in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. The company also constructs, acquires, owns, and manages generation assets, including renewable energy projects. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 33 hydroelectric generating stations, 31 fossil fuel generating stations, 3 nuclear generating stations, 13 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, 16 solar facilities, 1 wind facility, 1 biomass facility, and 1 landfill gas facility. The company also provides digital wireless communications services with various communication options, including push to talk, cellular service, text messaging, wireless Internet access, and wireless data; and wholesale fiber optic solutions to telecommunication providers in the Southeast. The Southern Company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) climbed 0.73% during last trading as the stock added $0.78 to finish the day at $107.9 with about 5.46M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.26M. The $170.29B market cap company, which fluctuated between $107.08 and $108.06 during the day, currently situated 26.98% above its 52 week low of $86.25 and -1.45% away from its one year high of $109.49. The RSI of 61.86 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company’s Media Networks segment operates cable programming services, including the ESPN, Disney channels, and Freeform networks; broadcast businesses, which include the ABC TV Network and eight owned television stations; radio businesses consisting of the ESPN Radio Network; and the Radio Disney network. It also produces and sells original live-action and animated television programming to first-run syndication and other television markets, as well as subscription video on demand services and in home entertainment formats, such as DVD, Blu-Ray, and iTunes. Its Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the Disneyland Resort in California. This segment also operates Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, Disney Vacation Club, Disney Cruise Line, and Adventures by Disney; and manages Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Shanghai Disney Resort, as well as licenses its intellectual property to a third party for the operations of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan. The company’s Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution in the theatrical, home entertainment, and television markets primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Touchstone banners. This segment also produces stage plays and musical recordings; licenses and produces live entertainment events; and provides visual and audio effects, and other post-production services. Its Consumer Products & Interactive Media segment licenses its trade names, characters, and visual and literary properties; develops and publishes games for mobile platforms; and sells its products through The Disney Store, DisneyStore.com, and MarvelStore.com, as well as directly to retailers. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.

The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) saw its value increase by 1.48% as the stock gained $0.61 to finish the day at a closing price of $41.8. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $21.51-$42.11 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $41.23 to $42.11 during the day, are up by 29.81% in the past three months and up by 48.58% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.6% above its 20 day moving average and 6.43% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $45.06 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 63.18. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, custody, and financial advisory services. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Advisor Services. The Investor Services segment provides retail brokerage and banking services, retirement plan services, and other corporate brokerage services; and stock plan services, compliance solutions, and mutual fund clearing services, as well as engages in the off-platform sales business. The Advisor Services segment provides custodial, trading, and support services; and retirement and corporate brokerage retirement services. The company provides brokerage accounts with cash management capabilities; third-party mutual funds through the Mutual Fund Marketplace, including no-transaction fee mutual funds through the Mutual Fund OneSource service, which includes proprietary mutual funds, plus mutual fund trading, and clearing services to broker-dealers; exchange-traded funds (ETFs), including proprietary and third-party ETFs; and advice solutions, such as managed portfolios of proprietary and third-party mutual funds and ETFs, separately managed accounts, customized personal advice for tailored portfolios, and specialized planning and portfolio management. It also offers banking products and services, including checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, first lien residential real estate mortgage loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and Pledged Asset Lines; and trust services comprising trust custody services, personal trust reporting services, and administrative trustee services. The company serves individuals and institutional clients in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, London, and Hong Kong. The Charles Schwab Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW), U.S. Bancorp (USB)

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) fell -0.42% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.24 to finish the day at $57.14 with about 4.89M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.99M. The $63.75B market cap company, which fluctuated between $56.85 and $57.67 during the day, currently situated 45.41% above its 52 week low of $40.69 and -3.28% away from its one year high of $59.33. The RSI of 49.54 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The Dow Chemical Company manufactures and supplies products that are used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services worldwide. It operates through Agricultural Sciences, Consumer Solutions, Infrastructure Solutions, Performance Materials & Chemicals, and Performance Plastics segments. The Agricultural Sciences segment provides crop protection and seed/plant biotechnology products and technologies, urban pest management solutions, and healthy oils. The Consumer Solutions segment offers semiconductors and organic light-emitting diodes, and adhesives and foams used by the transportation industry; and cellulosics and other polymers for innovative pharmaceutical formulations and food solutions. It serves automotive, electronics and entertainment, food and pharmaceuticals, and personal and home care products markets. The Infrastructure Solutions segment provides architectural and industrial coatings, construction material ingredients, building insulation, adhesives, and microbial protection products for the oil and gas industry; water technologies; monomers; and silicone and silicone products. The Performance Materials & Chemicals segment offers chlorine and caustic soda; industrial solutions; and propylene oxides, propylene glycols, polyether polyols, and aromatic isocyanates. The Performance Plastics segment provides elastomers, polyolefin plastomers, and ethylene propylene diene monomer elastomers; wire and cable insulation, semiconductive, and jacketing compound solutions, as well as bio-based plasticizers; acrylics, polyethylene, polyolefin emulsions, and polyolefin plastomers; and ethylene, propylene, benzene, butadiene, cumene, octene, aromatics co-products, and crude c4. The company was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Midland, Michigan.

The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) dropped $-0.12 to close the day at a new closing price of $41.19, a -0.29% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 92.84% above its 52 week low of $21.51. A total of 4.86M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 9.31M. The stock, which fluctuated between $40.75 and $41.32 during the day, currently situated -1.58% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.59% in the past one month and up by 28.32% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $45.06 and RSI of 58.51, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, custody, and financial advisory services. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Advisor Services. The Investor Services segment provides retail brokerage and banking services, retirement plan services, and other corporate brokerage services; and stock plan services, compliance solutions, and mutual fund clearing services, as well as engages in the off-platform sales business. The Advisor Services segment provides custodial, trading, and support services; and retirement and corporate brokerage retirement services. The company provides brokerage accounts with cash management capabilities; third-party mutual funds through the Mutual Fund Marketplace, including no-transaction fee mutual funds through the Mutual Fund OneSource service, which includes proprietary mutual funds, plus mutual fund trading, and clearing services to broker-dealers; exchange-traded funds (ETFs), including proprietary and third-party ETFs; and advice solutions, such as managed portfolios of proprietary and third-party mutual funds and ETFs, separately managed accounts, customized personal advice for tailored portfolios, and specialized planning and portfolio management. It also offers banking products and services, including checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, first lien residential real estate mortgage loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and Pledged Asset Lines; and trust services comprising trust custody services, personal trust reporting services, and administrative trustee services. The company serves individuals and institutional clients in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, London, and Hong Kong. The Charles Schwab Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

U.S. Bancorp (USB) had a light trading with around 4.85M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.6M. The stock traded between $50.79 and $51.38 before closing at the price of $50.97 with -0.45% change on the day. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55402 based company is currently trading 40.95% above its 52 week low of $37.07 and -2.73% below its 52 week high of $52.68. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 49.85 and $54 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company, provides a range of financial services in the United States. It offers depository services, which include checking accounts, savings accounts, and time certificate contracts; and lending services, such as traditional credit products, as well as credit card services, leasing financing, import/export trade, asset-backed lending, agricultural finance, and other products. The company also provides ancillary services, including capital markets, treasury management, and receivable lock-box collection services to corporate customers; and a range of asset management and fiduciary services for individuals, estates, foundations, business corporations, and charitable organizations. In addition, it offers investment and insurance products to the company’s customers principally within its markets, as well as fund administration services to a range of mutual and other funds. Further, the company provides corporate and purchasing card, and corporate trust services; and merchant processing services, as well as offers cash and investment management, ATM processing, mortgage banking, and brokerage and leasing services. It serves individuals, businesses, institutional organizations, governmental entities, and other financial institutions. The company offers its services through a network of 3,133 banking offices primarily in the Midwest and West regions of the United States; and a network of 4,936 ATMs, as well as through on-line services and over mobile devices. U.S. Bancorp was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Investor’s Watch List: The Coca-Cola Company (KO), Fitbit, Inc. (FIT), The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW)

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) had a light trading with around 10.99M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 13.77M. The stock traded between $41.03 and $41.29 before closing at the price of $41.14 with -0.36% change on the day. The Atlanta Georgia 30313 based company is currently trading 4.24% above its 52 week low of $39.88 and -10.57% below its 52 week high of $47.13. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 46.92 and $45.09 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

Fitbit, Inc. (FIT) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -2.62% or $-0.19 to close the day at $7.05 on light trading volume of 10.72M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.7M. The San Francisco California 94105 based company has been underperforming the scientific & technical instruments group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -60.37%, compared to the industry which has advanced 40.62% over the same period. With RSI of 33.91, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $10.63, making it a hold for now.

Fitbit, Inc. provides wearable health and fitness tracking devices. It offers various products, including Fitbit Zip, an entry-level wireless tracker that allows users to track daily activity statistics, such as steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes; Fitbit One, a clippable wireless tracker, which tracks floors climbed and sleep, as well as daily steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes; Fitbit Flex, a wristband-style tracker that tracks steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, and sleep; and Fitbit Charge, an activity and sleep wristband, which tracks steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, floors climbed, and sleep. The company also provides Fitbit Alta, a customizable wristband that offers call, text, and calendar notifications when paired with the user’s phone and SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition; and Fitbit Charge HR, a wireless heart rate and activity wristband. In addition, it offers Fitbit Blaze, a smart fitness watch that provides multi-sport functionality, tracks outdoor cycling activity, and provides run cues; Fitbit Surge, a fitness watch that features a GPS watch, heart rate tracker, activity tracker, and smartwatch; Aria, a Wi-Fi connected scale that tracks weight, body fat percentage, and body mass index; and Fitbit accessories that include bands and frames for Fitbit Blaze, bands for Fitbit Alta, colored bands for Fitbit Flex, colored clips for Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip, device charging cables, wireless sync dongles, band clasps, sleep bands, and Fitbit apparel. The company offers its products through consumer electronics and specialty retailers, e-Commerce retailers, sporting goods and outdoors retailers, and wireless carriers; and corporate wellness channels, as well as directly worldwide. The company was formerly known as Healthy Metrics Research, Inc. and changed its name to Fitbit, Inc. in October 2007. Fitbit, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) shares were up in last trading by 0.83% to $41.44. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.29% over the past week and grew 6.69% in the past month. It is currently trading 7.06% above its 50 day moving average and 31.05% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.98% decrease in value from its one year high of $41.85. The RSI indicator value of 62.44, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, custody, and financial advisory services. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Advisor Services. The Investor Services segment provides retail brokerage and banking services, retirement plan services, and other corporate brokerage services; and stock plan services, compliance solutions, and mutual fund clearing services, as well as engages in the off-platform sales business. The Advisor Services segment provides custodial, trading, and support services; and retirement and corporate brokerage retirement services. The company provides brokerage accounts with cash management capabilities; third-party mutual funds through the Mutual Fund Marketplace, including no-transaction fee mutual funds through the Mutual Fund OneSource service, which includes proprietary mutual funds, plus mutual fund trading, and clearing services to broker-dealers; exchange-traded funds (ETFs), including proprietary and third-party ETFs; and advice solutions, such as managed portfolios of proprietary and third-party mutual funds and ETFs, separately managed accounts, customized personal advice for tailored portfolios, and specialized planning and portfolio management. It also offers banking products and services, including checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, first lien residential real estate mortgage loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and Pledged Asset Lines; and trust services comprising trust custody services, personal trust reporting services, and administrative trustee services. The company serves individuals and institutional clients in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, London, and Hong Kong. The Charles Schwab Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.