Trader’s Round Up: The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL), Sysco Corporation (SYY), Waste Management, Inc. (WM)

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) grew with the stock adding 0.8% or $0.66 to close at $83.25 on light trading volume of 1.67M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.09M. The New York New York 10153 based company operating under the Personal Products industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -4.72% down for the period and up by 8.84% so far this year. With price target of $90 and a 10.56% rebound from 52-week low, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The company offers a range of skin care products, such as moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products for face, eyes, lips, and nails, as well as related items, including compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. It also provides fragrance products in various forms comprising eau de parfum sprays and colognes, lotions, powders, creams, candles, and soaps; and hair care products, which include shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays, and hair color products, as well as sells ancillary products and services. The company offers its products under the brands of Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series, Origins, M·A·C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, Prescriptives, GoodSkin Labs, Ojon, and Osiao. In addition, it operates as a licensee for fragrances and/or cosmetics sold under the Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tory Burch, Dr. Andrew Weil, and AERIN brand names. The company sells its products through department stores, specialty multi-brand retailers, upscale perfumeries, pharmacies, and salons and spas; freestanding stores; e-commerce Websites; stores in airports and on cruise ships; in-flight and duty-free shops; and self-select outlets. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in New York, New York.

Sysco Corporation (SYY) dropped $-0.08 to close the day at a new closing price of $52.73, a -0.15% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 28.63% above its 52 week low of $42.05. A total of 3.87M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.55M. The stock, which fluctuated between $52.43 and $52.82 during the day, currently situated -7.05% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -4.07% in the past one month and down by -0.15% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $54.38 and RSI of 45.22, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Sysco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, markets and distributes a range of food and related products primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry in the United States, Bahamas, Canada, Ireland, Costa Rica, and Mexico. It operates through Broadline, SYGMA, and Other segments. The company distributes a line of frozen foods, such as meats, seafood, fully prepared entrees, fruits, vegetables, and desserts; a line of canned and dry foods; fresh meats and seafood; dairy products; beverage products; imported specialties; and fresh produce. It also supplies various non-food items, including paper products comprising disposable napkins, plates, and cups; tableware consisting of China and silverware; cookware consisting of pots, pans, and utensils; restaurant and kitchen equipment and supplies; and cleaning supplies. In addition, the company offers specialty meat products, such as custom-cut fresh steaks, other meat, and poultry products; and lodging industry products, including personal care guest amenities, equipment, housekeeping supplies, room accessories, and textiles. It serves restaurants, hospitals and nursing homes, schools and colleges, hotels and motels, industrial caterers, and other foodservice venues through 200 distribution facilities. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Waste Management, Inc. (WM) shares were up in last trading by 0.03% to $70.86. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.37% over the past week and grew 1.53% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.13% above its 50 day moving average and 8.65% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.28% decrease in value from its one year high of $71.78. The RSI indicator value of 66.45, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Waste Management, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides waste management environmental services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. It offer collection services, including picking up and transporting waste and recyclable materials from where it was generated to a transfer station, and a material recovery facility (MRF), or disposal site; and owns, develops, and operates landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States, as well as owns and operates transfer stations. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned or operated 104 MRFs; and 244 solid waste landfills and 5 secure hazardous waste landfills, as well as 297 transfer stations. It also provides materials processing and commodities recycling services; recycling brokerage services that comprise managing the marketing of recyclable materials for third parties; and other strategic business solutions. In addition, the company offers construction and remediation services; services associated with the disposal of fly ash, and residue generated from the combustion of coal and other fuel stocks; in-plant services, such as full-service waste management solutions and consulting services; and specialized disposal services for oil and gas exploration and production operations. Further, it provides portable self-storage, long distance moving, and fluorescent lamp recycling services; portable restroom services under the name of Port-o-Le; and street and parking lot sweeping services, as well as holds interests in oil and gas producing properties. The company was formerly known as USA Waste Services, Inc. and changed its name to Waste Management, Inc. in 1998. Waste Management, Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH), Hologic, Inc. (HOLX), The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL)

Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.06% or $-0.05 to close the day at $77.4 on light trading volume of 1.69M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.71M. The Dublin Ohio 43017 based company has been outperforming the drugs wholesale group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 2.66%, compared to the industry which has advanced 0.49% over the same period. With RSI of 61.26, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $81.87, making it a hold for now.

Cardinal Health, Inc. operates as a healthcare services and products company worldwide. The company’s Pharmaceutical segment distributes branded and generic pharmaceutical, over-the-counter healthcare, specialty pharmaceutical, and consumer products to retailers, hospitals, and other healthcare providers. It offers distribution, inventory management, data reporting, new product launch support, and contract pricing and chargeback administration services to pharmaceutical manufacturers; pharmacy and medication therapy management, and patient outcomes services to hospitals, other healthcare providers, and payers; consulting, patient support, and other services to pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers. This segment also operates nuclear pharmacies and cyclotron facilities that manufacture, prepare, and deliver radiopharmaceuticals, as well as operates direct-to-patient specialty pharmacies; offers logistics, marketing, and other services; and repackages generic pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter healthcare products. The company’s Medical segment distributes a range of medical, surgical, and laboratory products and services to hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories, and other healthcare providers, as well as to patients in the home. This segment also develops, manufactures, and sources medical and surgical products comprising surgical drapes, and gowns and apparel; exam and surgical gloves; fluid suction and collection systems; cardiovascular and endovascular products; and wound care and orthopedic products, as well as assembles and offers sterile and non-sterile procedure kits. In addition, it offers supply chain services, including spend, distribution, and inventory management services to healthcare providers; and post-acute care management, and transition services and software to hospitals, other healthcare providers, and payers. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

Hologic, Inc. (HOLX) retreated with the stock falling -0.47% or $-0.19 to close at $39.93 on light trading volume of 1.69M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.43M. The Marlborough Massachusetts 01752 based company operating under the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 23.16% up for the period and down by -0.47% so far this year. With price target of $44.97 and a 25.41% rebound from 52-week low, Hologic, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Hologic, Inc. develops, manufactures, and supplies diagnostics products, medical imaging systems, and surgical products for women in the United States, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Diagnostics, Breast Health, GYN Surgical, and Skeletal Health. The Diagnostics segment provides Aptima family of assays, target capture/nucleic acid extraction technology, transcription-mediated amplification technology, hybridization protection and dual kinetic assays, Procleix family of assays for blood screening, instrumentation, Invader chemistry platform, ThinPrep system, and rapid fetal fibronectin test. The Breast Health segment offers breast imaging and related products and accessories, including digital and film-based mammography systems; computer-aided detection (CAD) for mammography; invasive breast biopsy devices; breast biopsy site markers; and breast biopsy guidance systems. This segment also provides Dimensions platform, a mammography gantry for 2D and tomosynthesis image acquisition and display; C-View that provides a 2D image; Selenia digital mammography platform; and SecurView Workstation. The GYN Surgical segment offers NovaSure system to treat women suffering from abnormal uterine bleeding; and MyoSure system for the hysteroscopic removal of fibroids. The Skeletal Health segment provides discovery and horizon X-ray bone densitometers that assess the bone density of fracture sites; and mini C-arm imaging systems to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures on a patient’s extremities, such as the hand, wrist, knee, foot, and ankle. The company sells its products through direct sales and service forces, and a network of independent distributors and sales representatives. Hologic, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.08% or $-0.07 to close the day at $82.59 on lower than average trading volume of 1.68M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.12M. The New York New York 10153 based company has been outperforming the personal products companies by 3.1606% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 7.97% YTD, versus the personal products industry which is up 4.62% for the same period. The RSI of 59.93 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The company offers a range of skin care products, such as moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products for face, eyes, lips, and nails, as well as related items, including compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. It also provides fragrance products in various forms comprising eau de parfum sprays and colognes, lotions, powders, creams, candles, and soaps; and hair care products, which include shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays, and hair color products, as well as sells ancillary products and services. The company offers its products under the brands of Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series, Origins, M·A·C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, Prescriptives, GoodSkin Labs, Ojon, and Osiao. In addition, it operates as a licensee for fragrances and/or cosmetics sold under the Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tory Burch, Dr. Andrew Weil, and AERIN brand names. The company sells its products through department stores, specialty multi-brand retailers, upscale perfumeries, pharmacies, and salons and spas; freestanding stores; e-commerce Websites; stores in airports and on cruise ships; in-flight and duty-free shops; and self-select outlets. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in New York, New York.

 

Stocks in Focus: CarMax Inc. (KMX), The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL), HCP, Inc. (HCP)

CarMax Inc. (KMX) had a active trading with around 2.27M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.15M. The stock traded between $65.5 and $66.94 before closing at the price of $66.76 with 1.41% change on the day. The Richmond Virginia 23238 based company is currently trading 61.02% above its 52 week low of $41.46 and -3.05% below its 52 week high of $68.86. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 54.27 and $67.4 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

CarMax Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of used vehicles in the United States. The company operates in two segments, CarMax Sales Operations and CarMax Auto Finance. It offers customers a range of makes and models of used vehicles, including domestic and imported vehicles; sells vehicles that do not meet its retail standards to licensed dealers through on-site wholesale auctions; and provides extended protection plans to customers at the time of sale. The company also offers reconditioning and vehicle repair services; and provides financing alternatives for retail customers across a range of credit spectrum through its CarMax Auto Finance and arrangements with other financial institutions. In addition, it sells new vehicles under franchise agreements. As of December 20, 2016, the company operated 169 used car stores in 39 states. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Richmond, Virginia.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.09% or $-0.91 to close the day at $82.49 on active trading volume of 2.26M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.15M. The New York New York 10153 based company has been underperforming the personal products group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -7.49%, compared to the industry which has advanced 3.59% over the same period. With RSI of 59.07, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $90.52, making it a hold for now.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The company offers a range of skin care products, such as moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products for face, eyes, lips, and nails, as well as related items, including compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. It also provides fragrance products in various forms comprising eau de parfum sprays and colognes, lotions, powders, creams, candles, and soaps; and hair care products, which include shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays, and hair color products, as well as sells ancillary products and services. The company offers its products under the brands of Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series, Origins, M·A·C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, Prescriptives, GoodSkin Labs, Ojon, and Osiao. In addition, it operates as a licensee for fragrances and/or cosmetics sold under the Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tory Burch, Dr. Andrew Weil, and AERIN brand names. The company sells its products through department stores, specialty multi-brand retailers, upscale perfumeries, pharmacies, and salons and spas; freestanding stores; e-commerce Websites; stores in airports and on cruise ships; in-flight and duty-free shops; and self-select outlets. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in New York, New York.

HCP, Inc. (HCP) shares were up in last trading by 0.52% to $30.91. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.9% over the past week and grew 0.32% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.3% above its 50 day moving average and -2.1% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -15.02% decrease in value from its one year high of $40.43. The RSI indicator value of 57.25, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

HCP, Inc. is an independent hybrid real estate investment trust. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. It primarily invests in properties serving the healthcare industry including sectors of healthcare such as senior housing, life science, medical office, hospital and skilled nursing. The fund also invests in mezzanine loans and other debt instruments. It engages in acquisition, development, leasing, selling and managing of healthcare real estate and provides mortgage and other financing to healthcare providers. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the S&P 500 Index, Berkshire Hathaway Index, and MSCI REIT Index. HCP, Inc. was formed in 1985 and is based in Irvine, California with additional office in Nashville and San Francisco.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: The Progressive Corporation (PGR), The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL), Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG)

The Progressive Corporation (PGR) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.32% or $-0.12 to close the day at $37.01 on lower than average trading volume of 2.11M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.02M. The Mayfield Village Ohio 44143 based company has been outperforming the property & casualty insurance companies by 20.1047% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 6.18% YTD, versus the property & casualty insurance industry which is up 0.4% for the same period. The RSI of 69.69 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The Progressive Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides personal and commercial property-casualty insurance, and other specialty property-casualty insurance and related services primarily in the United States. Its Personal Lines segment writes insurance for personal autos, and recreational and other vehicles. This segment’s products include personal auto insurance; and special lines products, including insurance for motorcycles, ATVs, RVs, mobile homes, watercraft, and snowmobiles. The company’s Commercial Lines segment provides primary liability, physical damage, and other auto-related insurance for autos, vans, and pick-up trucks, and dump trucks used by small businesses; tractors, trailers, and straight trucks primarily used by regional general freight and expeditor-type businesses, and non-fleet long-haul operators; dump trucks, log trucks, and garbage trucks used by dirt, sand and gravel, logging, and coal-type businesses; tow trucks and wreckers used in towing services and gas/service station businesses; and non-fleet taxis, black-car services, and airport taxis. Its Property segment provides personal and commercial property insurance, personal umbrella insurance, and primary and excess flood insurance products for homeowners, other property owners, and renters. The company also offers policy issuance and claims adjusting services for the commercial auto insurance procedures/plans; home, condominium, and renters insurance; and general liability and business owners policies, and workers’ compensation insurance, as well as sells personal auto physical damage and property damage liability insurance in Australia. The Progressive Corporation sells its products and services through independent insurance agencies, as well as directly on the Internet, mobile devices, and over the phone. The company was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Mayfield Village, Ohio.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) had a light trading with around 2.11M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.12M. The stock traded between $82.56 and $83.2 before closing at the price of $82.82 with -0.24% change on the day. The New York New York 10153 based company is currently trading 9.99% above its 52 week low of $75.3 and -14.11% below its 52 week high of $97.48. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 63.81 and $90.52 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The company offers a range of skin care products, such as moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products for face, eyes, lips, and nails, as well as related items, including compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. It also provides fragrance products in various forms comprising eau de parfum sprays and colognes, lotions, powders, creams, candles, and soaps; and hair care products, which include shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays, and hair color products, as well as sells ancillary products and services. The company offers its products under the brands of Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series, Origins, M·A·C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, Prescriptives, GoodSkin Labs, Ojon, and Osiao. In addition, it operates as a licensee for fragrances and/or cosmetics sold under the Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tory Burch, Dr. Andrew Weil, and AERIN brand names. The company sells its products through department stores, specialty multi-brand retailers, upscale perfumeries, pharmacies, and salons and spas; freestanding stores; e-commerce Websites; stores in airports and on cruise ships; in-flight and duty-free shops; and self-select outlets. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in New York, New York.

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG) traded within a range of $48.24 to $49.64 after opening the day at $49.64. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 17.06% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.88% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $48.5 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -4.02% below its 52 week high of $50.53 and 112.72% above its 12-month low of $23.14. The shares are up by over 32.44% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 61.57 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Cheniere Energy, Inc., an energy company, engages in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) related business in the United States. It operates through two segments, LNG Terminal Business, and LNG and Natural Gas Marketing Business. The company owns and operates Sabine Pass LNG terminal in western Cameron Parish, Louisiana; and Corpus Christi LNG terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas. It also owns Creole Trail Pipeline, a 94-mile pipeline interconnecting the Sabine Pass LNG terminal with various interstate pipelines. In addition, the company is involved in the LNG and natural gas marketing business. Cheniere Energy, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG), V.F. Corporation (VFC), The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL)

EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG) retreated with the stock falling -1.28% or $-1.29 to close at $99.71 on active trading volume of 5.06M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.63M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 43.13% up for the period and down by -1.22% so far this year. With price target of $112.41 and a 60.66% rebound from 52-week low, EOG Resources, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

EOG Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, explores for, develops, produces, and markets crude oil and natural gas. The company’s principal producing areas are located in New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming in the United States; and Canada, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and the People’s Republic of China. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated net proved reserves of 2,118 million barrels of oil equivalent, including 1,098 million barrels (MMBbl) crude oil and condensate reserves; 383 MMBbl of natural gas liquid reserves; and 3,825 billion cubic feet of natural gas reserves. EOG Resources, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

V.F. Corporation (VFC) had a active trading with around 4.99M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.23M. The stock traded between $49.82 and $51.29 before closing at the price of $50.7 with 0.18% change on the day. The Greensboro North Carolina 27408 based company is currently trading 2.11% above its 52 week low of $49.65 and -22.73% below its 52 week high of $67.1. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $58.79 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

V.F. Corporation engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products in the United States and Europe. The company primarily offers outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment, youth culture/action sports-inspired footwear, handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, accessories, surfing-inspired footwear, merino wool socks, women’s activewear, and travel accessories under the The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Kipling, Napapijri, Jansport, Reef, Smartwool, Eastpak, lucy, and Eagle Creek brands. It also provides denim, casual apparel, footwear, and accessories under the Wrangler, Lee, Lee Casuals, Riders by Lee, Rustler, Timber Creek by Wrangler, and Rock & Republic brands. In addition, the company offers occupational, protective occupational, athletic, licensed athletic, and licensed apparel products under the Red Kap, Bulwark, Horace Small, Majestic, MLB, NFL, and Harley-Davidson brands; sportswear apparel, luggage, and accessories under the Nautica brand; and handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, and accessories under the Kipling brand. Further, it provides premium denim apparel, footwear, and accessories under the 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, and Ella Moss brands. The company sells its products primarily to specialty stores, department stores, national chains, and mass merchants, as well as sells through company operated stores, concession retail stores, and e-commerce sites. V.F. Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) saw its value increase by 2.6% as the stock gained $2.08 to finish the day at a closing price of $82. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $75.29-$97.48 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $80.86 to $83.31 during the day, are down by -4.57% in the past three months and down by -11.95% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.93% above its 20 day moving average and 4.49% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $90.57 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 62.41.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The company offers a range of skin care products, such as moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products for face, eyes, lips, and nails, as well as related items, including compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. It also provides fragrance products in various forms comprising eau de parfum sprays and colognes, lotions, powders, creams, candles, and soaps; and hair care products, which include shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays, and hair color products, as well as sells ancillary products and services. The company offers its products under the brands of Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series, Origins, M·A·C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, Prescriptives, GoodSkin Labs, Ojon, and Osiao. In addition, it operates as a licensee for fragrances and/or cosmetics sold under the Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tory Burch, Dr. Andrew Weil, and AERIN brand names. The company sells its products through department stores, specialty multi-brand retailers, upscale perfumeries, pharmacies, and salons and spas; freestanding stores; e-commerce Websites; stores in airports and on cruise ships; in-flight and duty-free shops; and self-select outlets. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in New York, New York.

 

Stocks Under Review: The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL), Waste Management, Inc. (WM), Celanese Corporation (CE)

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.42% or $0.34 to close the day at $81.21 on light trading volume of 1.89M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.11M. The New York New York 10153 based company has been underperforming the personal products group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -3.62%, compared to the industry which has advanced 1.76% over the same period. With RSI of 60.29, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $90.57, making it a hold for now.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The company offers a range of skin care products, such as moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products for face, eyes, lips, and nails, as well as related items, including compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. It also provides fragrance products in various forms comprising eau de parfum sprays and colognes, lotions, powders, creams, candles, and soaps; and hair care products, which include shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays, and hair color products, as well as sells ancillary products and services. The company offers its products under the brands of Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series, Origins, M·A·C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, Prescriptives, GoodSkin Labs, Ojon, and Osiao. In addition, it operates as a licensee for fragrances and/or cosmetics sold under the Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tory Burch, Dr. Andrew Weil, and AERIN brand names. The company sells its products through department stores, specialty multi-brand retailers, upscale perfumeries, pharmacies, and salons and spas; freestanding stores; e-commerce Websites; stores in airports and on cruise ships; in-flight and duty-free shops; and self-select outlets. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in New York, New York.

Waste Management, Inc. (WM) retreated with the stock falling -0.14% or $-0.1 to close at $69.5 on light trading volume of 1.37M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.8M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company operating under the Waste Management industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 33.95% up for the period and down by -1.99% so far this year. With price target of $73 and a 38.05% rebound from 52-week low, Waste Management, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Waste Management, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides waste management environmental services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. It offer collection services, including picking up and transporting waste and recyclable materials from where it was generated to a transfer station, and a material recovery facility (MRF), or disposal site; and owns, develops, and operates landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States, as well as owns and operates transfer stations. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned or operated 104 MRFs; and 244 solid waste landfills and 5 secure hazardous waste landfills, as well as 297 transfer stations. It also provides materials processing and commodities recycling services; recycling brokerage services that comprise managing the marketing of recyclable materials for third parties; and other strategic business solutions. In addition, the company offers construction and remediation services; services associated with the disposal of fly ash, and residue generated from the combustion of coal and other fuel stocks; in-plant services, such as full-service waste management solutions and consulting services; and specialized disposal services for oil and gas exploration and production operations. Further, it provides portable self-storage, long distance moving, and fluorescent lamp recycling services; portable restroom services under the name of Port-o-Le; and street and parking lot sweeping services, as well as holds interests in oil and gas producing properties. The company was formerly known as USA Waste Services, Inc. and changed its name to Waste Management, Inc. in 1998. Waste Management, Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Celanese Corporation (CE) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.33% or $0.28 to close the day at $84.4 on lower than average trading volume of 1.72M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 791.43K. The Irving Texas 75039 based company has been outperforming the chemicals – major diversified companies by 16.5949% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 7.19% YTD, versus the chemicals – major diversified industry which is up 2.95% for the same period. The RSI of 57.98 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Celanese Corporation, a technology and specialty materials company, manufactures and sells value-added chemicals, thermoplastic polymers, and other chemical-based products worldwide. The company’s Advanced Engineered Materials segment develops, produces, and supplies specialty polymers for automotive and medical applications, as well as for use in industrial products and consumer electronics. Its Consumer Specialties segment provides cellulose acetate flakes, films, and tows for use in filtration applications; food protection ingredients, such as potassium sorbate and sorbic acid for food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries; Sunett, a sweetener for use in various beverages, confections, and dairy products; and Qorus, a sweetener system designed for low-to no-calorie carbonated and non-carbonated beverages, flavored waters, energy drinks, and milk and dairy products. The company’s Industrial Specialties segment offers vinyl acetate-based emulsions for use in paints and coatings, adhesives, construction, glass fiber, textiles, and paper applications; and ethylene vinyl acetate resins and compounds, as well as low-density polyethylene for use in flexible packaging films, lamination film products, hot melt adhesives, medical products, automotive parts, and carpeting applications. Its Acetyl Intermediates segment produces and sells acetyl products, including acetic acid, vinyl acetate monomers, acetic anhydride, and acetate esters that are used as starting materials for colorants, paints, adhesives, coatings, and pharmaceuticals. The segment also provides organic solvents and intermediates for use in pharmaceutical, agricultural, and chemical products. The company was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Aflac Incorporated (AFL), Welltower Inc. (HCN), The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL)

Aflac Incorporated (AFL) had a light trading with around 1.2M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.2M. The stock traded between $70 and $70.55 before closing at the price of $70.27 with -0.41% change on the day. The Columbus Georgia 31999 based company is currently trading 29.46% above its 52 week low of $55.24 and -5.12% below its 52 week high of $74.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 51.92 and $72.07 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance products. It operates through two segments, Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S. The Aflac Japan segment offers various voluntary supplemental insurance products, including cancer plans, general medical indemnity plans, medical/sickness riders, care plans, living benefit life plans, ordinary life insurance plans, and annuities in Japan. The Aflac U.S. segment provides products designed to protect individuals from depletion of assets, which comprise accident, cancer, critical illness/critical care, hospital intensive care, hospital indemnity, fixed-benefit dental, and vision care plans; and loss-of-income products, such as life and short-term disability plans in the United States (U.S.). The company sells its products through sales associates and brokers, independent corporate agencies, individual agencies, and affiliated corporate agencies. Aflac Incorporated was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

Welltower Inc. (HCN) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.3% or $-0.2 to close the day at $65.94 on light trading volume of 1.19M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.36M. The Toledo Ohio 43615 based company has been outperforming the reit – healthcare facilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 13.17%, compared to the industry which has advanced 14.85% over the same period. With RSI of 47.91, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $69.39, making it a hold for now.

Welltower Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm engages in acquiring, planning, developing, managing, repositioning and monetizing of real estate assets. It primarily invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm primarily invests in senior living and health care properties. It invests across the full spectrum of health care real estate, including senior living communities, medical office buildings, inpatient and outpatient medical centers and life science facilities. The firm conducts in-house research to make its investments. It was formerly known as Health Care REIT, Inc. Welltower Inc. was founded in 1970 and is based in Toledo, Ohio with additional offices in Brentwood, Tennessee and Dallas, Texas.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) shares were down in last trading by -1.22% to $80.96. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.67% over the past week and grew 3.49% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.53% above its 50 day moving average and -7.01% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -16.04% decrease in value from its one year high of $97.48. The RSI indicator value of 59.03, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The company offers a range of skin care products, such as moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products for face, eyes, lips, and nails, as well as related items, including compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. It also provides fragrance products in various forms comprising eau de parfum sprays and colognes, lotions, powders, creams, candles, and soaps; and hair care products, which include shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays, and hair color products, as well as sells ancillary products and services. The company offers its products under the brands of Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series, Origins, M·A·C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, Prescriptives, GoodSkin Labs, Ojon, and Osiao. In addition, it operates as a licensee for fragrances and/or cosmetics sold under the Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tory Burch, Dr. Andrew Weil, and AERIN brand names. The company sells its products through department stores, specialty multi-brand retailers, upscale perfumeries, pharmacies, and salons and spas; freestanding stores; e-commerce Websites; stores in airports and on cruise ships; in-flight and duty-free shops; and self-select outlets. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in New York, New York.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED), The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL), Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM)

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED) saw its value decrease by -0.07% as the stock dropped $-0.05 to finish the day at a closing price of $72.74. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $67.65-$81.88 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $72.13 to $72.77 during the day, are up by 0.37% in the past three months and down by -7.93% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.04% below its 20 day moving average and 1.02% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $72.89 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 49.01.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) shares were up in last trading by 1.51% to $82.01. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 3.46% over the past week and grew 4.1% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.09% above its 50 day moving average and -5.94% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -14.95% decrease in value from its one year high of $97.48. The RSI indicator value of 66.9, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The company offers a range of skin care products, such as moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products for face, eyes, lips, and nails, as well as related items, including compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. It also provides fragrance products in various forms comprising eau de parfum sprays and colognes, lotions, powders, creams, candles, and soaps; and hair care products, which include shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays, and hair color products, as well as sells ancillary products and services. The company offers its products under the brands of Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series, Origins, M·A·C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, Prescriptives, GoodSkin Labs, Ojon, and Osiao. In addition, it operates as a licensee for fragrances and/or cosmetics sold under the Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tory Burch, Dr. Andrew Weil, and AERIN brand names. The company sells its products through department stores, specialty multi-brand retailers, upscale perfumeries, pharmacies, and salons and spas; freestanding stores; e-commerce Websites; stores in airports and on cruise ships; in-flight and duty-free shops; and self-select outlets. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in New York, New York.

Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) traded within a range of $65.5 to $66.21 after opening the day at $65.57. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.06% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.41% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $65.6 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding 0.23% above its 52 week high of $66.21 and 44.34% above its 12-month low of $46.43. The shares are up by over 4.41% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 67.53 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

YUM! Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates quick service restaurants. It operates in four segments: YUM China, the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Taco Bell Division. The company develops, operates, franchises, and licenses a system of restaurants, which prepare, package, and sell various food items. As of April 21, 2016, it operated approximately 43,000 restaurants in approximately 130 countries and territories primarily under the KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, and Mexican-style food categories. The company was formerly known as TRICON Global Restaurants, Inc. and changed its name to YUM! Brands, Inc. in May 2002. YUM! Brands, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR), PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG), The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL)

Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR) retreated with the stock falling -0.08% or $-0.04 to close at $51.36 on light trading volume of 2.26M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.8M. The Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73102 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 158.48% up for the period and down by -0.35% so far this year. With price target of $59.83 and a 268.44% rebound from 52-week low, Continental Resources, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Continental Resources, Inc. explores for, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas properties in the north, south, and east regions of the United States. The company sells its crude oil and natural gas production to energy marketing companies, crude oil refining companies, and natural gas gathering and processing companies. As of December 31, 2015, its estimated proved reserves were 1,226 million barrels of crude oil equivalent (MMBoe) with estimated proved developed reserves of 525 MMBoe. Continental Resources, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG) had a active trading with around 2.25M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.73M. The stock traded between $94.62 and $96.08 before closing at the price of $95.97 with -0.36% change on the day. The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15272 based company is currently trading 10.31% above its 52 week low of $88.37 and -17% below its 52 week high of $117. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $110.2 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

PPG Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes coatings, specialty materials, and glass products. It operates in three segments: Performance Coatings, Industrial Coatings, and Glass. The Performance Coatings segment provides coatings products for automotive and commercial transport/fleet repair and refurbishing; light industrial and specialty coatings for signs; coatings, sealants, and transparencies for commercial, military, regional jet and general aviation aircraft, and transparent armor for specialty applications; and chemical management services. This segment also offers protective and marine coatings and finishes for the protection of metals and structures to metal fabricators and heavy duty maintenance contractors, as well as to the manufacturers of ships, bridges, and rail cars; architectural coatings used by painting and maintenance contractors, and consumers for decoration and maintenance of residential and commercial building structures; and purchased sundries to painting contractors and consumers. The Industrial Coatings segment provides adhesives and sealants for the automotive industry; metal pretreatments and related chemicals for industrial and automotive applications; precipitated silicas for tire, battery separator, and other markets; substrates used in radio frequency identification tags and labels, e-passports, drivers’ licenses, and identification cards; organic light emitting diode materials for use in displays and lighting; optical lens materials and photochromic dyes for optical lenses and color-change products. The Glass segment produces flat and fiber glass for use in commercial and residential construction, wind energy, energy infrastructure, transportation, and electronics industries. The company was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) saw its value increase by 1.35% as the stock gained $1.06 to finish the day at a closing price of $79.85. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $75.3-$97.48 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $79.25 to $80.34 during the day, are down by -8.17% in the past three months and down by -14.37% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.52% above its 20 day moving average and 2.29% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $90.85 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 59.02.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The company offers a range of skin care products, such as moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products for face, eyes, lips, and nails, as well as related items, including compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. It also provides fragrance products in various forms comprising eau de parfum sprays and colognes, lotions, powders, creams, candles, and soaps; and hair care products, which include shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays, and hair color products, as well as sells ancillary products and services. The company offers its products under the brands of Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series, Origins, M·A·C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, Prescriptives, GoodSkin Labs, Ojon, and Osiao. In addition, it operates as a licensee for fragrances and/or cosmetics sold under the Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tory Burch, Dr. Andrew Weil, and AERIN brand names. The company sells its products through department stores, specialty multi-brand retailers, upscale perfumeries, pharmacies, and salons and spas; freestanding stores; e-commerce Websites; stores in airports and on cruise ships; in-flight and duty-free shops; and self-select outlets. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in New York, New York.

 

Stocks Buzz: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX), KKR & Co. L.P. (KKR), The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL)

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.21% or $-1 to close the day at $81.93 on active trading volume of 2.78M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.11M. The Boston Massachusetts 02210 based company has been underperforming the biotechnology group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -20.95%, compared to the industry which has advanced 0.66% over the same period. With RSI of 56.21, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $100.5, making it a hold for now.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated engages in discovering, developing, manufacturing, and commercializing medicines for serious diseases. The company focuses on developing and commercializing therapies for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) and advancing its research and development programs. It markets ORKAMBI for the treatment of patients with CF 12 years of age and older who have two copies (homozygous) of the F508del mutation in their CFTR gene; and KALYDECO (ivacaftor) for the treatment of patients with CF 6 years of age and older who have the G551D mutation in their CFTR gene. The company also develops VX-661, a corrector compound that is in a Phase III development stage in combination with ivacaftor in multiple CF patients; VX-371, an investigational epithelial sodium channel, which is in a Phase II development stage; and VX-152 and VX-440 that are CFTR corrector compounds in Phase I clinical trial. In addition, it engages in the research and mid-and early-stage development programs in the areas of oncology, pain, and neurology. The company sells its products primarily to specialty pharmacy providers and wholesalers in North America, as well as government-owned and supported customers in international markets. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated has collaborations with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Incorporated; Parion Sciences, Inc.; CRISPR Therapeutics AG; BioAxone Biosciences, Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Moderna Therapeutics, Inc. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

KKR & Co. L.P. (KKR) grew with the stock adding 0.82% or $0.14 to close at $17.25 on light trading volume of 2.77M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.91M. The New York New York 10019 based company operating under the Asset Management industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 33.61% up for the period and up by 12.09% so far this year. With price target of $18.96 and a 66.12% rebound from 52-week low, KKR & Co. L.P. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

KKR & Co. L.P. is a private equity and real estate investment firm specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. It specializes in acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, credit special situations, growth equity, mature, mezzanine, distressed, and middle market investments. The firm considers investments in all industries with a focus on software, security, semiconductors, consumer electronics, internet of things (iot), internet, information services, content, technology and hardware, energy and infrastructure, real estate, services industry with a focus on business services, intelligence, industry-leading franchises and companies in natural resource, containers and packaging, agriculture, airports, ports, forestry, electric utilities, textiles, apparel and luxury goods, household durables, digital media, insurance, brokerage houses, non-durable goods distribution, supermarket retailing, grocery stores, food, beverage, and tobacco, hospitals, entertainment venues and production companies, publishing, printing services, capital goods, financial services, specialized finance, pipelines, and renewable energy. In energy and infrastructure, it focuses on the Upstream Oil and Gas and Equipment and Services verticals. In real estate, the firm seeks to invest in private and public real estate securities including property-level equity, debt and special situations transactions and businesses with significant real estate holdings, and oil and natural gas properties. The firm also invests in asset services sector that encompasses a broad array of B2B, B2C and B2G services verticals including asset-based, transport, logistics, leisure/hospitality, resource and utility support, infra-like, mission-critical, and environmental services. Within Americas, the firm prefers to invest in consumer products; chemicals, metals and mining; energy and natural resources; financial services; healthcare; industrials; media and communications; retail; and technology. Within Europe, the firm invests in consumer and retail; energy; financial services; health care; industrials and chemicals; media and digital; and telecom and technologies. Within Asia, it invests in consumer products; energy and resources; financial services; healthcare; industrials; logistics; media and telecom; retail; real estate; and technology. The firm seeks to invest in mid to high-end residential developments, but can invest in other projects throughout Mainland China through outright ownership, joint ventures, and merger. It invests globally with a focus on Australia, emerging and developed Asia, Middle East and Africa, Nordic, Southeast Asia, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Caribbean, Mexico, South America, North America, Brazil, Latin America, Korea, and United States of America. In the United States and Europe, the firm focuses on buyouts of large, publicly traded companies. It seeks to invest $30 million to $717 million in companies with enterprise values between $500 million to $2389 million. The firm prefers to invest in a range of debt and public equity investing and may co-invest. It seeks a board seat in its portfolio companies and a controlling ownership of a company or a strategic minority positions. The firm may acquire minority equity interests, particularly when making private equity investments in Asia or sponsoring investments as part of a large investor consortium. The firm typically holds its investment for a period of five to seven years and more and exits through initial public offerings, secondary offerings, and sales to strategic buyers. KKR & Co. L.P. was founded in 1976 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices across North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.27% or $0.98 to close the day at $78.33 on higher than average trading volume of 2.77M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.99M. The New York New York 10153 based company has been underperforming the personal products companies by -9.785% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 2.41% YTD, versus the personal products industry which is up 0.34% for the same period. The RSI of 52.29 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The company offers a range of skin care products, such as moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products for face, eyes, lips, and nails, as well as related items, including compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. It also provides fragrance products in various forms comprising eau de parfum sprays and colognes, lotions, powders, creams, candles, and soaps; and hair care products, which include shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays, and hair color products, as well as sells ancillary products and services. The company offers its products under the brands of Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series, Origins, M·A·C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, Prescriptives, GoodSkin Labs, Ojon, and Osiao. In addition, it operates as a licensee for fragrances and/or cosmetics sold under the Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tory Burch, Dr. Andrew Weil, and AERIN brand names. The company sells its products through department stores, specialty multi-brand retailers, upscale perfumeries, pharmacies, and salons and spas; freestanding stores; e-commerce Websites; stores in airports and on cruise ships; in-flight and duty-free shops; and self-select outlets. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in New York, New York.