3 Stocks to Watch For: Valero Energy Corporation (VLO), The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), Mylan N.V. (MYL)

Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) saw its value decrease by -1.71% as the stock dropped $-1.16 to finish the day at a closing price of $66.6. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $46.88-$71.4 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $66.39 to $67.61 during the day, are up by 7.57% in the past three months and up by 23.13% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.67% above its 20 day moving average and 0.13% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $73.09 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 51.23.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. It operates through two segments, Refining and Ethanol. The Refining segment is involved in refining, wholesale marketing, and bulk sales and trading activities. This segment produces conventional and premium gasolines, gasoline meeting the specifications of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), reformulated gasoline blendstock for oxygenate blending, diesel fuels, low-sulfur and ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuels, CARB diesel fuel, distillates, jet fuels, asphalts, petrochemicals, lubricants, and other refined products. As of February 19, 2016, it owned 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.0 million barrels per day. This segment also markets its refined products through bulk and rack marketing network; and through approximately 7,500 outlets under the Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock, Ultramar, Beacon, and Texaco brand names. The Ethanol segment produces and sells ethanol and distillers grains primarily to refiners and gasoline blenders, as well as to animal feed customers. This segment operates 11 ethanol plants with a combined ethanol production capacity of approximately 1.4 billion gallons per year. The company also operates a 50-megawatt wind farm; convenience stores; filling stations, as well as truckstop, cardlock, and home heating oil facilities; and credit card business. The company was formerly known as Valero Refining and Marketing Company and changed its name to Valero Energy Corporation in August 1997. Valero Energy Corporation was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) shares were up in last trading by 0.51% to $61.41. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.91% over the past week and grew 6.41% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.83% above its 50 day moving average and 14.62% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.71% decrease in value from its one year high of $61.85. The RSI indicator value of 62.41, lead us to believe that it is a 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 five segments: 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, adhesives, and foams for use in the transportation industry; cellulosics and other polymers for pharmaceutical formulations and food solutions; and silicone solutions used in consumer goods and automotive applications. The Infrastructure Solutions segment provides architectural and industrial coatings, construction material ingredients, building insulation products, adhesives, and microbial protection products for the oil and gas industry, telecommunications, and light and water technologies. 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, and polyolefin plastomers; and ethylene, propylene, benzene, butadiene, octene, aromatics co-products, and crude c4. The company was founded in 1897 and is based in Midland, Michigan.

Mylan N.V. (MYL) traded within a range of $41.56 to $42.65 after opening the day at $42.6. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 10.09% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.04% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $42 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -16.67% below its 52 week high of $50.4 and 25% above its 12-month low of $33.6. The shares are up by over 8.64% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 71.33 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

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.

 

Stocks Roundup: GGP Inc. (GGP), The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), DaVita Inc. (DVA)

GGP Inc. (GGP) retreated with the stock falling -1.07% or $-0.27 to close at $25.03 on light trading volume of 2.88M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.3M. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company operating under the REIT – Retail industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -2.53% down for the period and up by 0.2% so far this year. With price target of $29.97 and a 5.3% rebound from 52-week low, GGP Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) had a light trading with around 4.51M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.34M. The stock traded between $60.63 and $61.74 before closing at the price of $61.72 with 0.26% change on the day. The Midland Michigan 48674 based company is currently trading 38.96% above its 52 week low of $46.18 and -0.21% below its 52 week high of $61.85. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $66.78 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

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 five segments: 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, adhesives, and foams for use in the transportation industry; cellulosics and other polymers for pharmaceutical formulations and food solutions; and silicone solutions used in consumer goods and automotive applications. The Infrastructure Solutions segment provides architectural and industrial coatings, construction material ingredients, building insulation products, adhesives, and microbial protection products for the oil and gas industry, telecommunications, and light and water technologies. 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, and polyolefin plastomers; and ethylene, propylene, benzene, butadiene, octene, aromatics co-products, and crude c4. The company was founded in 1897 and is based in Midland, Michigan.

DaVita Inc. (DVA) saw its value decrease by -0.12% as the stock dropped $-0.08 to finish the day at a closing price of $64.73. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $54.5-$78.77 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $64.57 to $65.06 during the day, are up by 8.74% in the past three months and down by -5.27% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.84% above its 20 day moving average and 0.34% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $65.2 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 54.01.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

DaVita Inc. provides kidney dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure or end stage renal disease (ESRD). It operates through two divisions, Kidney Care and HealthCare Partners. The company operates kidney dialysis centers and provides related lab services in outpatient dialysis centers. It also provides outpatient, hospital inpatient, and home-based hemodialysis services; owns clinical laboratories that provide routine laboratory tests for dialysis and other physician-prescribed laboratory tests for ESRD patients; and management and administrative services to outpatient dialysis centers, as well as patient and physician focused integrated health care delivery and management services. In addition, the company operates DaVita Rx, a pharmacy that provides oral medications to patients with ESRD; disease management services; vascular access services; clinical research programs; physician services; and direct primary care services. As of December 31, 2015, it provided dialysis and administrative services in the United States through a network of 2,251 outpatient dialysis centers serving approximately 180,000 patients; and operated 118 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside of the United States. Further, the company provides acute inpatient dialysis services in approximately 900 hospitals and related laboratory services in the United States. The company was formerly known as DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. and changed its name to DaVita Inc. in September 2016. DaVita Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

 

Stocks In Action: The Mosaic Company (MOS), The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC)

The Mosaic Company (MOS) traded within a range of $32.08 to $33.04 after opening the day at $32.08. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 12.04% so far this year. The stock was up close to 3.24% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $32.86 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -3.32% below its 52 week high of $33.99 and 54.15% above its 12-month low of $22.2. The shares are up by over 24% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 60.83 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients primarily for the agricultural industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.54% or $0.93 to close the day at $61.19 on light trading volume of 4.56M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.57M. The Midland Michigan 48674 based company has been outperforming the chemicals – major diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 40.32%, compared to the industry which has advanced 43.49% over the same period. With RSI of 63.61, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $66.78, making it a 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 five segments: 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, adhesives, and foams for use in the transportation industry; cellulosics and other polymers for pharmaceutical formulations and food solutions; and silicone solutions used in consumer goods and automotive applications. The Infrastructure Solutions segment provides architectural and industrial coatings, construction material ingredients, building insulation products, adhesives, and microbial protection products for the oil and gas industry, telecommunications, and light and water technologies. 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, and polyolefin plastomers; and ethylene, propylene, benzene, butadiene, octene, aromatics co-products, and crude c4. The company was founded in 1897 and is based in Midland, Michigan.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) gained $0.92 to close the day at a new closing price of $69.34, a 1.34% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 105.59% above its 52 week low of $33.85. A total of 4.51M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.23M. The stock, which fluctuated between $68.79 and $70 during the day, currently situated -5.44% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.16% in the past one month and up by 13.4% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $82.03 and RSI of 48.74, the stock still has upside potential, making it 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.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS), Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD)

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) retreated with the stock falling -0.1% or $-0.06 to close at $59.73 on light trading volume of 4.72M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.75M. The Midland Michigan 48674 based company operating under the Chemicals – Major Diversified industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 32.72% up for the period and up by 4.39% so far this year. With price target of $66.44 and a 39.3% rebound from 52-week low, The Dow Chemical Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS) had a active trading with around 4.68M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.84M. The stock traded between $77.63 and $80.36 before closing at the price of $79.84 with 3.29% change on the day. The company is currently trading 47% above its 52 week low of $55.99 and -1.57% below its 52 week high of $81.67. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $89.4 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., a financial services technology company, offers a range of solutions in retail and enterprise banking, payments, capital markets, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, treasury, and insurance. It also provides financial consulting and outsourcing services. The company’s Integrated Financial Solutions segment offers various solutions, including core processing and ancillary applications; digital solutions, such as Internet, mobile, and e-banking; fraud, risk management, and compliance solutions; electronic funds transfer and network services; card solutions; item processing and output services; government payments solutions; e-payment solutions; and retail solutions to regional and community bank market in North America. Its Global Financial Solutions segment provides banking and payments solutions, and consulting and transformation services to financial institution worldwide, which include retail banking and payments services, securities processing and finance, asset management, global trading, corporate liquidity, insurance, wealth management, global commercial services, strategic consulting services, and public sector and education. The company delivers a range of information technology consulting, advisory, and transformational services to financial institutions under the Capco brand. Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD) saw its value increase by 3.85% as the stock gained $6.73 to finish the day at a closing price of $181.68. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $105.22-$195 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $168.13 to $183.68 during the day, are up by 4.75% in the past three months and up by 6.08% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.04% above its 20 day moving average and -1.08% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $219.89 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 49.11.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Pioneer Natural Resources Company operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company in the United States. The company produces and sells oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and gas. It has operations primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas, the Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas, the Raton field in southeastern Colorado, and the West Panhandle field in the Texas Panhandle. As of December 31, 2015, the company had proved undeveloped reserves and proved developed reserves of approximately 47 million Bbls of oil, 15 million Bbls of NGLs, and 157 billion cubic feet of gas; and owned interests in seven gas processing plants and eight treating facilities. Pioneer Natural Resources Company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

 

3 Notable Runners: The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL), The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK)

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.32% or $-0.19 to close the day at $60.02 on lower than average trading volume of 3.94M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.87M. The Midland Michigan 48674 based company has been outperforming the chemicals – major diversified companies by 13.4572% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 4.89% YTD, versus the chemicals – major diversified industry which is up 2.99% for the same period. The RSI of 59.2 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.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) had a active trading with around 3.92M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.79M. The stock traded between $72.78 and $74.78 before closing at the price of $73.5 with 0.6% change on the day. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company is currently trading 96.47% above its 52 week low of $37.41 and -4.3% below its 52 week high of $76.8. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 52.64 and $85.19 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

United Continental Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides air transportation services in North America, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company transports people and cargo through its mainline and regional operations. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 1,236 aircraft. United Continental Holdings, Inc. also sells fuel; and offers catering, ground handling, and maintenance services for third parties. The company was formerly known as UAL Corporation and changed its name to United Continental Holdings, Inc. in October 2010. United Continental Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK) traded within a range of $45.3 to $45.95 after opening the day at $45.34. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -3.22% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.02% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $45.66 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -7.44% below its 52 week high of $49.54 and 44.31% above its 12-month low of $32.2. The shares are up by over 6.54% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 47.81 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Celgene Corporation (CELG), Union Pacific Corporation (UNP), The Dow Chemical Company (DOW)

Celgene Corporation (CELG) had a light trading with around 4.24M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.87M. The stock traded between $114.68 and $117 before closing at the price of $115.54 with -1.59% change on the day. The Summit New Jersey 07901 based company is currently trading 24.17% above its 52 week low of $94.39 and -9.02% below its 52 week high of $127. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 49.59 and $139.29 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.37% or $-0.4 to close the day at $107.3 on active trading volume of 4.23M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.12M. The Omaha Nebraska 68179 based company has been outperforming the railroads group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 52.29%, compared to the industry which has advanced 22.43% over the same period. With RSI of 54.52, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $112.25, making it a hold for now.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. It offers freight transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive products, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash. The company also provides transportation services for coal and petroleum coke; industrial products consisting of construction products, minerals, consumer goods, metals, lumber, paper, and other miscellaneous products; and intermodal import and export containers and trailers. Union Pacific Corporation’s rail network includes 32,084 route miles linking the Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and eastern United States gateways. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) shares were down in last trading by -0.73% to $59.86. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.54% over the past week and grew 3.92% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.48% above its 50 day moving average and 12.68% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.03% decrease in value from its one year high of $61.73. The RSI indicator value of 59.21, lead us to believe that it is a 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.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL), The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL)

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) saw its value decrease by -0.9% as the stock dropped $-0.43 to finish the day at a closing price of $47.24. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $32.6-$52.76 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $46.57 to $47.83 during the day, are up by 14.8% in the past three months and up by 20.87% over the past six months. It is currently trading -5.56% below its 20 day moving average and -4.95% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $61.13 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 38.67.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) shares were down in last trading by -0.86% to $59.63. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.02% over the past week and grew 3.85% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.18% above its 50 day moving average and 11.67% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.4% decrease in value from its one year high of $61.73. The RSI indicator value of 58.04, lead us to believe that it is a 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.

American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) traded within a range of $43.74 to $44.84 after opening the day at $44.79. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -5.23% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.45% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $44.25 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -12.62% below its 52 week high of $50.64 and 79.05% above its 12-month low of $24.85. The shares are up by over 10.74% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 38.36 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

American Airlines Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the airline industry. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated a mainline fleet of 946 aircraft. It serves 350 destinations in approximately 50 countries. The company was formerly known as AMR Corporation and changed its name to American Airlines Group Inc. in December 2013. American Airlines Group Inc. was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: ConocoPhillips (COP), Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL), The Kroger Co. (KR)

ConocoPhillips (COP) saw its value decrease by -2.37% as the stock dropped $-1.2 to finish the day at a closing price of $49.43. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $31.05-$53.17 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $49.2 to $50.46 during the day, are up by 18.25% in the past three months and up by 23.49% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.99% below its 20 day moving average and 0.15% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $57.73 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 47.38.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL) shares were up in last trading by 0.1% to $40.27. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.15% over the past week and grew 2.44% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.6% above its 50 day moving average and 11.48% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.19% decrease in value from its one year high of $42.03. The RSI indicator value of 63.97, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Noble Energy, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids worldwide. Its principal projects are located in DJ Basin, Marcellus Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, and Permian Basin, the United States; deepwater Gulf of Mexico; offshore Eastern Mediterranean; and offshore West Africa. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 1,421 million barrels oil equivalent of total proved reserves. Noble Energy, Inc. was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

The Kroger Co. (KR) traded within a range of $32.99 to $33.74 after opening the day at $33.74. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -3.33% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.13% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $33.36 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -17.6% below its 52 week high of $40.91 and 16.63% above its 12-month low of $28.71. The shares are up by over 8.36% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 44.05 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States. It also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. The company operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores. Its combination food and drug stores offer natural food and organic sections, pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers, fresh seafood, and organic produce; multi-department stores provide general merchandise items, such as apparel, home fashion and furnishings, outdoor living, electronics, automotive products, toys, and fine jewelry; and price impact warehouse stores offer grocery, and health and beauty care items, as well as meat, dairy, baked goods, and fresh produce items. The company’s marketplace stores comprise full-service grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty departments, and perishable goods, as well as general merchandise, including apparel, home goods, and toys. It operates under the banner brands, such as Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, King Soopers, etc., as well as Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic brands. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 2,778 retail food stores, including 1,387 fuel centers; 784 convenience stores; and 323 fine jewelry stores and an online retail store, as well as franchised 78 convenience stores. The Kroger Co. was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

ConocoPhillips,COP,Noble Energy,,NBL,The Kroger,KR

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Stocks on Trader’s Radar: The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), Western Digital Corporation (WDC), Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC)

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.18% or $-0.11 to close the day at $61.31 on light trading volume of 5.26M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.1M. The Midland Michigan 48674 based company has been outperforming the chemicals – major diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 52.79%, compared to the industry which has advanced 49.3% over the same period. With RSI of 73.41, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $63.06, making it a 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.

Western Digital Corporation (WDC) climbed 1.34% during last trading as the stock added $1.05 to finish the day at $79.52 with about 5.24M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.57M. The $22.7B market cap company, which fluctuated between $78.14 and $80.04 during the day, currently situated 133.5% above its 52 week low of $34.99 and -2.63% away from its one year high of $81.67. The RSI of 73.44 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Western Digital Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells data storage devices and solutions worldwide. It offers performance hard disk drives (HDDs) that are used in enterprise servers, data analysis, and other enterprise applications; capacity HDDs and drive configurations for use in data storage systems and tiered storage models, as well as for use in storage of data for years; and enterprise solid state drives (SSDs), including NAND-flash SSDs and software solutions that are designed to enhance the performance in various enterprise workload environments. The company also provides InfiniFlash System, a system solution that offers petabyte scalable capacity with performance metrics; higher value data storage platforms and systems; datacenter software and systems; and HDDs and SSDs for desktop PCs, notebook PCs, gaming consoles, set top boxes, security surveillance systems, and other computing devices. In addition, it offers embedded NAND-flash storage products, including custom embedded solutions; and iNAND embedded flash products, such as multi-chip package solutions that combine NAND and mobile dynamic random-access memory in an integrated package for mobile phones, tablets, notebook PCs, and other portable and wearable devices, as well as in automotive and connected home applications, and NAND-flash wafers. Further, it provides HDDs embedded into WD- and HGST-branded external storage products; and NAND-flash products, which include cards, universal serial bus flash drives, and wireless drives. Additionally, the company licenses its technologies. The company sells its products under the HGST, SanDisk, and WD brands to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure players, and retailers. It serves storage subsystem suppliers, OEMs, Internet and social media infrastructure players, and PC and Mac OEMs. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) saw its value decrease by -0.73% as the stock dropped $-0.36 to finish the day at a closing price of $49.08. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $29.24-$54.59 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $48.67 to $50 during the day, are up by 11.81% in the past three months and up by 30.77% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.36% below its 20 day moving average and 1.01% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $61.97 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 49.09. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining, marketing, retailing, and transporting petroleum products primarily in the United States. It operates through three segments: Refining & Marketing, Speedway, and Midstream. The company refines crude oil and other feed stocks at its seven refineries in the Gulf Coast and Midwest regions of the United States; and purchases ethanol and refined products for resale. Its refined products include gasoline, distillates, propane, feed stocks and special products, heavy fuel oil, and asphalt. The company also sells transportation fuels and convenience products in the retail market through Speedway convenience stores; and transports crude oil and other feed stocks to its refineries and other locations. Marathon Petroleum Corporation markets its refined products to resellers, consumers, independent retailers, wholesale customers, marathon-branded independent entrepreneurs, its Speedway convenience stores, airlines, transportation companies, and utility companies, as well as exports its refined products. As of December 31, 2015, it owned, leased, and had ownership interests in approximately 8,400 miles of crude oil and refined product pipelines, as well as owned and operated 2,766 gasoline and convenience stores in 22 states of the United States; and had 5,600 retail outlets operated by independent entrepreneurs in 19 states in the United States. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Findlay, Ohio.

 

Stocks on the Move: AbbVie Inc. (ABBV), Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX), The Dow Chemical Company (DOW)

AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.32% or $0.8 to close the day at $61.38 on light trading volume of 8.04M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.26M. The North Chicago Illinois 60064 based company has been outperforming the drug manufacturers – major group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 9.38%, compared to the industry which has advanced 2.3% over the same period. With RSI of 49.6, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $69.94, making it a hold for now.

AbbVie Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products worldwide. The company offers HUMIRA, a biologic therapy administered as a subcutaneous injection to treat autoimmune diseases; IMBRUVICA, an oral therapy for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia; and VIEKIRA PAK, an interferon-free therapy, with or without ribavirin, for adults with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis. It also provides Kaletra, an anti-HIV-1 medicine used with other anti-HIV-1 medications as a treatment that maintains viral suppression in HIV-1 patients; Norvir, a protease inhibitor indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents to treat HIV-1; and Synagis to prevent respiratory syncytial virus infection in high risk infants. In addition, the company offers AndroGel, a testosterone replacement therapy for males diagnosed with symptomatic low testosterone; Creon, a pancreatic enzyme therapy for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency; Synthroid to treat hypothyroidism; and Lupron, a product for the palliative treatment of prostate cancer, and endometriosis and central precocious puberty, as well as for the treatment of patients with anemia. Further, it provides Duopa and Duodopa, a levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel to treat Parkinson’s disease; Sevoflurane, an anesthesia product for human use; TriCor, Trilipix, and Niaspan to treat metabolic conditions characterized by high cholesterol and/or high triglycerides; and Zemplar to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism. The company sells its products to wholesalers, distributors, government agencies, health care facilities, specialty pharmacies, and independent retailers from its distribution centers and public warehouses. AbbVie Inc. has strategic collaboration with C2N Diagnostics; Calico Life Sciences LLC; Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Ablynx NV; Galapagos NV; Alvine Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Zebra Biologics Inc. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in North Chicago, Illinois.

Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) fell -2.49% during last trading as the stock lost $-1.78 to finish the day at $69.62 with about 7.88M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.34M. The $43.35B market cap company, which fluctuated between $69.42 and $72.23 during the day, currently situated 8% above its 52 week low of $64.46 and -13% away from its one year high of $80.02. The RSI of 39.26 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Express Scripts Holding Company operates as a pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company operates through two segments, PBM and Other Business Operations. The company’s PBM segment’s products and services include clinical solutions to enhance health outcomes; specialized pharmacy care; home delivery pharmacy; specialty pharmacy, including the distribution of fertility pharmaceuticals that require special handling or packaging; and retail network pharmacy administration. It also provides benefit design consultation; drug utilization review; drug formulary management; an array of Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance marketplace; administration of a group purchasing organization; and consumer health and drug information services. In addition, the company distributes specialty pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to providers, clinics, and hospitals; and offers consulting services, including design, implementation, and project management for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device manufacturers to collect scientific evidence to guide the use of medicines. It serves managed care organizations, health insurers, third-party administrators, employers, union-sponsored benefit plans, workers’ compensation plans, government health programs, providers, clinics, hospitals, and others. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated four automated dispensing home delivery pharmacies; one non-automated dispensing home delivery pharmacy; and one non-dispensing home delivery pharmacy maintained for business continuity purpose, as well as several non-dispensing order processing centers, patient contact centers, specialty drug pharmacies, and fertility pharmacies. The company was formerly known as Aristotle Holding, Inc. and changed its name to Express Scripts Holding Company in April 2012. Express Scripts Holding Company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) saw its value increase by 0.96% as the stock gained $0.57 to finish the day at a closing price of $60.21. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $40.69-$60.35 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $59.35 to $60.35 during the day, are up by 11.88% in the past three months and up by 14.35% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.13% above its 20 day moving average and 6.75% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $62.83 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 70. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

 

Stocks Under Consideration: Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT), Century Aluminum Company (CENX), The Dow Chemical Company (DOW)

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) grew with the stock adding 0.83% or $0.28 to close at $34.03 on active trading volume of 9.64M compared its three months average trading volume of 10.29M. The Santa Clara California 95054 based company operating under the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 104.57% up for the period and up by 5.45% so far this year. With price target of $36.52 and a 124.05% rebound from 52-week low, Applied Materials, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries worldwide. It operates through three segments: Semiconductor Systems, Applied Global Services, and Display and Adjacent Markets. The Semiconductor Systems segment develops, manufactures, and sells a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips or integrated circuits. It offers products and technologies for transistor and interconnect fabrication, including epitaxy, ion implantation, oxidation and nitridation, rapid thermal processing, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, chemical mechanical planarization, and electrochemical deposition; patterning, selective removal, and packaging products and systems that enable the transfer of patterns onto device structures; and metrology, inspection, and review systems for front- and back-end-of-line applications. The Applied Global Services segment provides integrated solutions to optimize equipment and fab performance and productivity, including spares, upgrades, services, remanufactured earlier generation equipment, and factory automation software for semiconductor, display, and other products. The Display and Adjacent Markets segment offers products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays, organic light-emitting diodes, and other display technologies for TVs, personal computers, tablets, smart phones, and other consumer-oriented devices, as well as equipment for flexible substrates. The company serves manufacturers of semiconductor wafers and chips, liquid crystal and other displays, and other electronic devices. Applied Materials, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Century Aluminum Company (CENX) had a active trading with around 9.38M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.41M. The stock traded between $14.55 and $16.24 before closing at the price of $15.72 with 9.85% change on the day. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company is currently trading 391.25% above its 52 week low of $3.21 and 8.94% above its 52 week high of $16.24. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $7.8 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Century Aluminum Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces primary aluminum in the United States and Iceland. It produces standard grade and value-added primary aluminum products; and carbon products, such as anodes and cathodes. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) saw its value increase by 4.38% as the stock gained $2.5 to finish the day at a closing price of $59.64. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $40.69-$59.77 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $57.35 to $59.77 during the day, are up by 11.11% in the past three months and up by 13.84% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.27% above its 20 day moving average and 5.97% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $62.83 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 67.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.