Stocks To Track: HP Inc. (HPQ), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)

HP Inc. (HPQ) fell -0.38% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.06 to finish the day at $15.92 with about 12.56M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.73M. The $27.3B market cap company, which fluctuated between $15.89 and $16.03 during the day, currently situated 74.94% above its 52 week low of $9.95 and -2.99% away from its one year high of $16.41. The RSI of 68.27 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

HP Inc. provides products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses, and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health, and education sectors worldwide. It operates through Personal Systems and Printing segments. The Personal Systems segment offers commercial personal computers (PCs), consumer PCs, workstations, thin clients, commercial tablets and mobility devices, retail point-of-sale systems, displays and other related accessories, software, support, and services for the commercial and consumer markets. The Printing segment provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, media, solutions, and services, as well as scanning devices; and laserJet and enterprise, inkjet and printing, graphics, and 3D printing solutions. The company was formerly known as Hewlett-Packard Company and changed its name to HP Inc. in October 2015. HP Inc. was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) dropped $-0.33 to close the day at a new closing price of $90.79, a -0.36% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 17.5% above its 52 week low of $79.1. A total of 12.4M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 9.22M. The stock, which fluctuated between $90.54 and $91.12 during the day, currently situated -0.39% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 6.9% in the past one month and up by 9.43% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $90.53 and RSI of 71.15, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company’s Beauty segment offers hair care products comprising conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and antiperspirants and deodorants, personal cleansing, and skin care products. This segment markets its products under the Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, Rejoice, Old Spice, Safeguard, and SK-II brands. Its Grooming segment provides blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and other shave care products, as well as appliances under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, Prestobarba, and Venus brands. The company’s Health Care segment offers toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals/supplements, and other healthcare products under the Oral-B, Crest, Prilosec, Vicks, Metamucil, Pepto Bismol, and Align brands. Its Fabric & Home Care segment provides fabric care products, including fabric enhancers, laundry additives, and laundry detergents; and home care products comprising air care, dish care, P&G professional, and surface care products under the Tide, Ariel, Downy, Gain, Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer brands. The company’s Baby, Feminine & Family Care segment offers baby care products, such as baby wipes, diapers, and pants; adult incontinence and feminine care products; and family care products, such as paper towels, tissues, and toilet papers. This segment markets its products under the Pampers, Always, Bounty, Charmin, Luvs, and Tampax brands. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, baby stores, specialty beauty stores, e-commerce, high-frequency stores, and pharmacies. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) had a active trading with around 12.35M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.79M. The stock traded between $64.46 and $65.41 before closing at the price of $65.26 with 0.15% change on the day. The Kenilworth New Jersey 07033 based company is currently trading 36.82% above its 52 week low of $49.63 and -0.93% below its 52 week high of $65.87. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 63.14 and $68.55 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

 

3 Trending Stocks: The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ), Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST)

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.51% or $-0.45 to close the day at $87.86 on light trading volume of 18.72M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.89M. The Cincinnati Ohio 45202 based company has been outperforming the personal products group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 11.3%, compared to the industry which has advanced 3.96% over the same period. With RSI of 59.87, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $90.53, making it a hold for now.

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company’s Beauty segment offers hair care products comprising conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and antiperspirants and deodorants, personal cleansing, and skin care products. This segment markets its products under the Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, Rejoice, Old Spice, Safeguard, and SK-II brands. Its Grooming segment provides blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and other shave care products, as well as appliances under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, Prestobarba, and Venus brands. The company’s Health Care segment offers toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals/supplements, and other healthcare products under the Oral-B, Crest, Prilosec, Vicks, Metamucil, Pepto Bismol, and Align brands. Its Fabric & Home Care segment provides fabric care products, including fabric enhancers, laundry additives, and laundry detergents; and home care products comprising air care, dish care, P&G professional, and surface care products under the Tide, Ariel, Downy, Gain, Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer brands. The company’s Baby, Feminine & Family Care segment offers baby care products, such as baby wipes, diapers, and pants; adult incontinence and feminine care products; and family care products, such as paper towels, tissues, and toilet papers. This segment markets its products under the Pampers, Always, Bounty, Charmin, Luvs, and Tampax brands. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, baby stores, specialty beauty stores, e-commerce, high-frequency stores, and pharmacies. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) climbed 0.26% during last trading as the stock added $0.4 to finish the day at $155.89 with about 1.16M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.07M. The $30.67B market cap company, which fluctuated between $154.71 and $156.7 during the day, currently situated 14.74% above its 52 week low of $137.25 and -9.71% away from its one year high of $173.55. The RSI of 60.5 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. The company sells wine across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine, and dessert wine. Its principal brands comprise Arbor Mist, Black Box, Blackstone, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan Estate, Inniskillin, Kim Crawford, Mark West, Mount Veeder, Nobilo, Ravenswood, Rex Goliath, Robert Mondavi, Ruffino, Simi, Toasted Head, Wild Horse, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, and SVEDKA Vodka. The company offers its products to wholesale distributors, retailers, on-premise locations, and government alcohol beverage control agencies. Constellation Brands, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Victor, New York.

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) saw its value increase by 0.96% as the stock gained $0.65 to finish the day at a closing price of $68.7. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $52-$69.81 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $67.94 to $68.72 during the day, are up by 8.17% in the past three months and up by 9.12% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.43% above its 20 day moving average and 2.82% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $71.04 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 63.64. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. The company’s Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices primarily to middle income households; and dd’s DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices to customers from households with moderate income. As of October 10, 2016, it operated 1,342 Ross Dress for Less stores in 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam; and 193 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in 15 states. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Sprint Corporation (S)

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.79% or $-0.7 to close the day at $87.97 on light trading volume of 11.05M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.1M. The Cincinnati Ohio 45202 based company has been outperforming the personal products group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 13.63%, compared to the industry which has advanced 6.19% over the same period. With RSI of 61.56, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $90.53, making it a hold for now.

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company’s Beauty segment offers hair care products comprising conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and antiperspirants and deodorants, personal cleansing, and skin care products. This segment markets its products under the Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, Rejoice, Old Spice, Safeguard, and SK-II brands. Its Grooming segment provides blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and other shave care products, as well as appliances under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, Prestobarba, and Venus brands. The company’s Health Care segment offers toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals/supplements, and other healthcare products under the Oral-B, Crest, Prilosec, Vicks, Metamucil, Pepto Bismol, and Align brands. Its Fabric & Home Care segment provides fabric care products, including fabric enhancers, laundry additives, and laundry detergents; and home care products comprising air care, dish care, P&G professional, and surface care products under the Tide, Ariel, Downy, Gain, Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer brands. The company’s Baby, Feminine & Family Care segment offers baby care products, such as baby wipes, diapers, and pants; adult incontinence and feminine care products; and family care products, such as paper towels, tissues, and toilet papers. This segment markets its products under the Pampers, Always, Bounty, Charmin, Luvs, and Tampax brands. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, baby stores, specialty beauty stores, e-commerce, high-frequency stores, and pharmacies. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) fell -0.23% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.2 to finish the day at $87 with about 10.99M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 17.76M. The $312.02B market cap company, which fluctuated between $86.89 and $87.48 during the day, currently situated 70.4% above its 52 week low of $54.33 and -1.33% away from its one year high of $88.17. The RSI of 56.83 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. operates as a financial services company worldwide. It operates through Consumer & Community Banking, Corporate & Investment Bank, Commercial Banking, and Asset Management segments. The Consumer & Community Banking segment offers deposit and investment products and services to consumers; lending, deposit, and cash management and payment solutions to small businesses; residential mortgages and home equity loans; and credit cards, payment services, payment processing services, auto loans and leases, and student loans. The Corporate & Investment Bank segment provides investment banking products and services, including advising on corporate strategy and structure, capital-raising in equity and debt markets, as well as loan origination and syndication; treasury services, such as cash management and liquidity solutions; and cash securities and derivative instruments, risk management solutions, prime brokerage, and research services. It also offers securities services, including custody, fund accounting and administration, and securities lending products for asset managers, insurance companies, and public and private investment funds. The Commercial Banking segment offers financial solutions, including lending, treasury, investment banking, and asset management to corporations, municipalities, financial institutions, and nonprofit entities, as well as financing to real estate investors and owners. The Asset Management segment provides investment and wealth management services across various asset classes, such as equities, fixed income, alternatives, and money market funds; multi-asset investment management services; retirement services; and brokerage and banking services comprising trusts, estates, loans, mortgages, and deposits. It has a strategic relationship with InvestCloud for the development of new digital capabilities for individual investors. JPMorgan Chase & Co. was founded in 1799 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Sprint Corporation (S) saw its value increase by 2.17% as the stock gained $0.19 to finish the day at a closing price of $8.96. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $2.66-$9.65 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $8.78 to $8.97 during the day, are up by 26.02% in the past three months and up by 46.89% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.24% above its 20 day moving average and 4.08% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $7.28 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 55.89. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Sprint Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various wireless and wireline communications products and services to consumers, businesses, government subscribers, and resellers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company operates in two segments, Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment offers wireless data communication services, including mobile productivity applications, such as Internet access, messaging, and email services; wireless photo and video offerings; location-based capabilities comprising asset and fleet management, dispatch services, and navigation tools; and mobile entertainment applications. It also provides wireless voice communications services that include local and long-distance wireless voice services, as well as voicemail, call waiting, three-way calling, caller identification, directory assistance, and call forwarding services. In addition, this segment offers voice and data services internationally through roaming arrangements; and customized wireless services to large companies and government agencies, as well as sells wireless devices, broadband devices, connected devices, and accessories to agents and other third-party distributors. The Wireline segment provides wireline voice and data communications, including domestic and international data communications using various protocols, such as multiprotocol label switching technologies, Internet protocol (IP), managed network services, Voice over IP, session initiated protocol, and traditional voice services to other communications companies, and targeted business and consumer subscribers, as well as for cable multiple system operators. Sprint Corporation offers its services under the Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Assurance Wireless brands. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. Sprint Corporation is a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp.

 

Stocks Alert: Netflix, Inc. (NFLX), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), CVS Health Corporation (CVS)

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) grew with the stock adding 0.51% or $0.74 to close at $144.74 on light trading volume of 6.88M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.34M. The Los Gatos California 95032 based company operating under the CATV Systems industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 68.05% up for the period and up by 16.91% so far this year. With price target of $147.18 and a 81.04% rebound from 52-week low, Netflix, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Netflix, Inc., an Internet television network, engages in the Internet delivery of television (TV) shows and movies on various Internet-connected screens. The company operates in three segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming, and Domestic DVD. It offers members with the ability to receive streaming content through a host of Internet-connected screens, including TVs, digital video players, television set-top boxes, and mobile devices. The company also provides DVDs-by-mail membership services. It serves approximately 93 million streaming members in 190 countries. Netflix, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) gained $0.32 to close the day at a new closing price of $88.33, a 0.36% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 14.48% above its 52 week low of $79.1. A total of 6.81M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 9.14M. The stock, which fluctuated between $87.81 and $88.34 during the day, currently situated -0.68% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 5.49% in the past one month and up by 2.85% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $90.53 and RSI of 68.64, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company’s Beauty segment offers hair care products comprising conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and antiperspirants and deodorants, personal cleansing, and skin care products. This segment markets its products under the Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, Rejoice, Old Spice, Safeguard, and SK-II brands. Its Grooming segment provides blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and other shave care products, as well as appliances under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, Prestobarba, and Venus brands. The company’s Health Care segment offers toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals/supplements, and other healthcare products under the Oral-B, Crest, Prilosec, Vicks, Metamucil, Pepto Bismol, and Align brands. Its Fabric & Home Care segment provides fabric care products, including fabric enhancers, laundry additives, and laundry detergents; and home care products comprising air care, dish care, P&G professional, and surface care products under the Tide, Ariel, Downy, Gain, Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer brands. The company’s Baby, Feminine & Family Care segment offers baby care products, such as baby wipes, diapers, and pants; adult incontinence and feminine care products; and family care products, such as paper towels, tissues, and toilet papers. This segment markets its products under the Pampers, Always, Bounty, Charmin, Luvs, and Tampax brands. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, baby stores, specialty beauty stores, e-commerce, high-frequency stores, and pharmacies. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

CVS Health Corporation (CVS) shares were up in last trading by 0.88% to $77.03. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.21% over the past week and fell -5.15% in the past month. It is currently trading -2.5% below its 50 day moving average and -12.97% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -26.67% decrease in value from its one year high of $106.67. The RSI indicator value of 42.61, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

CVS Health Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services. It operates through Pharmacy Services and Retail/LTC segments. The Pharmacy Services segment offers pharmacy benefit management solutions, such as plan design and administration, formulary management, Medicare Part D services, mail order and specialty pharmacy services, retail pharmacy network management services, prescription management systems, clinical services, disease management programs, and medical pharmacy management services. This segment serves employers, insurance companies, unions, government employee groups, health plans, managed Medicaid plans and plans offered on public and private exchanges, other sponsors of health benefit plans, and individuals under the CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services, Caremark, CVS Caremark, CarePlus CVS Pharmacy, CVS Specialty, Accordant, SilverScript, NovoLogix, Coram, Navarro Health Services, and Advanced Care Scripts names. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 24 retail specialty pharmacy stores, 11 specialty mail order pharmacies and 5 mail order dispensing pharmacies, and 83 branches for infusion and enteral services. The Retail/LTC segment sells prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, beauty products and cosmetics, personal care products, convenience foods, seasonal merchandise, and greeting cards, as well as provides photo finishing services. It operates 9,655 retail stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Brazil primarily under the CVS Pharmacy, CVS, Longs Drugs, Navarro Discount Pharmacy, and Drogaria Onofre names; online retail pharmacy Websites; and 32 onsite pharmacy stores, long-term care pharmacy operations, and retail health care clinics. The company was formerly known as CVS Caremark Corporation and changed its name to CVS Health Corporation in September 2014. CVS Health Corporation was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Symantec Corporation (SYMC), NIKE, Inc. (NKE)

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) fell -0.01% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.01 to finish the day at $87.4 with about 7.4M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.21M. The $224.33B market cap company, which fluctuated between $87.13 and $87.79 during the day, currently situated 13.28% above its 52 week low of $79.1 and -1.72% away from its one year high of $90.33. The RSI of 63.83 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company’s Beauty segment offers hair care products comprising conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and antiperspirants and deodorants, personal cleansing, and skin care products. This segment markets its products under the Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, Rejoice, Old Spice, Safeguard, and SK-II brands. Its Grooming segment provides blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and other shave care products, as well as appliances under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, Prestobarba, and Venus brands. The company’s Health Care segment offers toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals/supplements, and other healthcare products under the Oral-B, Crest, Prilosec, Vicks, Metamucil, Pepto Bismol, and Align brands. Its Fabric & Home Care segment provides fabric care products, including fabric enhancers, laundry additives, and laundry detergents; and home care products comprising air care, dish care, P&G professional, and surface care products under the Tide, Ariel, Downy, Gain, Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer brands. The company’s Baby, Feminine & Family Care segment offers baby care products, such as baby wipes, diapers, and pants; adult incontinence and feminine care products; and family care products, such as paper towels, tissues, and toilet papers. This segment markets its products under the Pampers, Always, Bounty, Charmin, Luvs, and Tampax brands. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, baby stores, specialty beauty stores, e-commerce, high-frequency stores, and pharmacies. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Symantec Corporation (SYMC) dropped $-0.15 to close the day at a new closing price of $28.26, a -0.53% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 93.46% above its 52 week low of $16.14. A total of 7.37M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 8.2M. The stock, which fluctuated between $28.12 and $28.45 during the day, currently situated -0.91% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 14.65% in the past one month and up by 11.39% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $28.36 and RSI of 77.54, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Symantec Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides cybersecurity solutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Consumer Security and Enterprise Security. The Consumer Security segment offers Norton-branded services that provide multi-layer security and identity protection on desktop and mobile operating systems to defend against online threats to individuals, families, and small businesses. Its Norton Security products help customers protect against complex threats and address the need for identity protection, while also managing mobile and digital data, such as personal financial records, photos, music, and videos. The Enterprise Security segment provides threat protection products, information protection products, cyber security services, and Website security offerings. Its products protect customer data from threats, such as advanced protection threats, malicious spam and phishing attacks, malware, drive-by Website infections, hackers, and cyber criminals; prevent the loss of confidential data by insiders; and help customers achieve and maintain compliance with laws and regulations. This segment delivers its solutions through various methods, such as software, appliance, software-as-a-service, and managed services. The company serves individuals, households, and small businesses; small, medium, and large enterprises; and government and public sector customers. It markets and sells its products and related services through direct sales force, e-commerce platforms, distributors, direct marketers, Internet-based resellers, system builders, Internet service providers, wireless carriers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, and retail and online stores. Symantec Corporation was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) had a light trading with around 7.3M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.76M. The stock traded between $52.05 and $52.8 before closing at the price of $52.8 with 0.84% change on the day. The Beaverton Oregon 97005 based company is currently trading 8.12% above its 52 week low of $49.01 and -18.56% below its 52 week high of $65.44. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 51.56 and $61.81 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories worldwide. It offers products in nine categories, including running, NIKE basketball, the Jordan brand, football, men’s training, women’s training, action sports, sportswear, and golf. The company also markets products designed for kids, as well as for other athletic and recreational uses, such as cricket, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, walking, and outdoor activities. In addition, it sells sports apparel; and markets apparel with licensed college and professional team and league logos. Further, the company sells a line of performance equipment, including bags, socks, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, digital devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, golf clubs, and other equipment under the NIKE brand name for sports activities; various plastic products to other manufacturers; athletic and casual footwear, apparel, and accessories under the Jumpman trademark; action sports and youth lifestyle apparel and accessories under the Hurley trademark; and casual sneakers, apparel, and accessories under the Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron, and Jack Purcell trademarks. Additionally, it licenses agreements that permit unaffiliated parties to manufacture and sell apparel, digital devices, and applications and other equipment for sports activities under NIKE-owned trademarks. The company sells its products to footwear stores, sporting goods stores, athletic specialty stores, department stores, skate, tennis and golf shops, and other retail accounts through NIKE-owned retail stores and Internet Websites (direct to consumer operations), as well as independent distributors and licensees. The company was formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports, Inc. and changed its name to NIKE, Inc. in 1971. NIKE, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

 

Investor’s Watch List: The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT), Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW)

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) had a active trading with around 9M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.19M. The stock traded between $87.25 and $88.35 before closing at the price of $87.76 with 0.49% change on the day. The Cincinnati Ohio 45202 based company is currently trading 13.74% above its 52 week low of $79.1 and -1.32% below its 52 week high of $90.33. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 67.46 and $90.53 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company’s Beauty segment offers hair care products comprising conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and antiperspirants and deodorants, personal cleansing, and skin care products. This segment markets its products under the Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, Rejoice, Old Spice, Safeguard, and SK-II brands. Its Grooming segment provides blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and other shave care products, as well as appliances under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, Prestobarba, and Venus brands. The company’s Health Care segment offers toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals/supplements, and other healthcare products under the Oral-B, Crest, Prilosec, Vicks, Metamucil, Pepto Bismol, and Align brands. Its Fabric & Home Care segment provides fabric care products, including fabric enhancers, laundry additives, and laundry detergents; and home care products comprising air care, dish care, P&G professional, and surface care products under the Tide, Ariel, Downy, Gain, Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer brands. The company’s Baby, Feminine & Family Care segment offers baby care products, such as baby wipes, diapers, and pants; adult incontinence and feminine care products; and family care products, such as paper towels, tissues, and toilet papers. This segment markets its products under the Pampers, Always, Bounty, Charmin, Luvs, and Tampax brands. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, baby stores, specialty beauty stores, e-commerce, high-frequency stores, and pharmacies. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.71% or $0.47 to close the day at $66.7 on active trading volume of 8.98M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.87M. The Bentonville Arkansas 72716 based company has been outperforming the discount, variety stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 3.57%, compared to the industry which has advanced 4.67% over the same period. With RSI of 42.61, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $74.05, making it a hold for now.

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

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW) shares were down in last trading by -8.46% to $89.73. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -5.68% over the past week and fell -6.06% in the past month. It is currently trading -2.31% below its 50 day moving average and -13.29% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -26.3% decrease in value from its one year high of $121.75. The RSI indicator value of 38.42, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation provides products and technologies to treat structural heart disease and critically ill patients worldwide. It offers transcatheter heart valve therapy products comprising transcatheter aortic heart valves and their delivery systems for the nonsurgical replacement of heart valves. The company also provides surgical heart valve therapy products, such as pericardial valves for aortic and mitral replacement, and minimally invasive aortic heart valve system; and tissue heart valves and repair products, which are used to replace or repair a patient’s diseased or defective heart valve. In addition, it produces pericardial valves from biologically inert animal tissue; and provides heart valve repair therapies, including annuloplasty rings and systems. Further, the company offers critical care products, such as hemodynamic monitoring systems to measure a patient’s heart function in surgical and intensive care settings; pulmonary artery catheters; and continuous venous oximetry catheter for measuring central venous oxygen saturation. Additionally, its critical care products include disposable pressure monitoring devices and closed blood sampling systems to protect patients and clinicians from infection; and peripheral vascular products used to treat endolumenal occlusive disease, such as embolectomy catheters for removing blood clots from peripheral blood vessels. The company distributes its products through direct sales force and independent distributors. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Medtronic plc (MDT), Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)

Medtronic plc (MDT) climbed 1.81% during last trading as the stock added $1.35 to finish the day at $76.02 with about 7.81M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.05M. The $104.38B market cap company, which fluctuated between $74.27 and $76.23 during the day, currently situated 9.62% above its 52 week low of $69.35 and -14.33% away from its one year high of $89.27. The RSI of 63.39 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Medtronic plc manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. The company’s Cardiac and Vascular Group segment offers pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices, AF products, diagnostics and monitoring devices, and remote monitoring and patient-centered software; and heart valves, percutaneous coronary intervention stent products, surgical valve replacement and repair products, endovascular stent grafts, peripheral vascular intervention products, and products to treat superficial and deep venous diseases. Its Minimally Invasive Therapies Group segment provides gastrointestinal diagnostics, ablation, and interventional lung solutions; stapling, vessel sealing, and other surgical instruments; sutures; electrosurgery products; hernia mechanical devices; mesh implants; products for patient monitoring and recovery; sensors; monitors; compression and dialysis, enteral feeding, and wound care products; and operating room supplies, electrodes, needles, syringes, and sharps disposals. The company’s Restorative Therapies Group segment offers products for various areas of the spine; bone graft substitutes; biologic products; trauma, implantable neurostimulation therapies, and drug delivery systems for the treatment of chronic pain, movement disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, overactive bladder, urinary retention, fecal incontinence, and gastroparesis; products to treat conditions of the ear, nose, throat, and neurological disorders; systems that incorporate advanced energy surgical instruments; products for haemostatic sealing of soft tissue and bone; and image-guided surgery and intra-operative imaging systems. Its Diabetes Group segment provides insulin pumps and consumables; continuous glucose monitoring systems; and Web-based therapy management software solutions. It serves hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients. Medtronic plc was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) dropped $-0.85 to close the day at a new closing price of $323.95, a -0.26% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 107.49% above its 52 week low of $156.13. A total of 1.01M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.99M. The stock, which fluctuated between $321.03 and $325.27 during the day, currently situated -5.14% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 10.87% in the past one month and up by 29.97% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $0 and RSI of 69.71, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Charter Communications, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides cable services in the United States. The company offers various entertainment, information, and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers. Its video service offerings include a package of basic video programming, video on demand, subscription on demand, pay-per-view, high definition television, digital video recorder, Spectrum TV app on mobile devices, Spectrum TV app on immobile devices, and Spectrum guide services. The company also provides Internet services, such as residential Internet services; Charter.net, an Internet portal that provides multiple e-mail addresses; and Charter Security Suite that protects computers from viruses and spyware, as well as offers parental control features. In addition, it offers voice communications services using voice over Internet protocol technology; and broadband communications solutions, such as Internet access, data networking, fiber connectivity, video entertainment, and business telephone services to cellular towers and office buildings for business and carrier organizations. Further, the company sells local advertising on digital advertising networks and satellite-delivered networks. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 6.7 million residential, and small and medium business customers; approximately 4.3 million residential video customers; approximately 5.2 million residential Internet customers; approximately 2.6 million residential voice service customers; and approximately 671,000 small and medium business primary service units (PSUs) and 30,000 enterprise PSUs. Charter Communications, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) had a active trading with around 9.69M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.17M. The stock traded between $86.53 and $87.66 before closing at the price of $87.6 with 0.98% change on the day. The Cincinnati Ohio 45202 based company is currently trading 13.53% above its 52 week low of $79.1 and -1.5% below its 52 week high of $90.33. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 67.5 and $90.53 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company’s Beauty segment offers hair care products comprising conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and antiperspirants and deodorants, personal cleansing, and skin care products. This segment markets its products under the Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, Rejoice, Old Spice, Safeguard, and SK-II brands. Its Grooming segment provides blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and other shave care products, as well as appliances under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, Prestobarba, and Venus brands. The company’s Health Care segment offers toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals/supplements, and other healthcare products under the Oral-B, Crest, Prilosec, Vicks, Metamucil, Pepto Bismol, and Align brands. Its Fabric & Home Care segment provides fabric care products, including fabric enhancers, laundry additives, and laundry detergents; and home care products comprising air care, dish care, P&G professional, and surface care products under the Tide, Ariel, Downy, Gain, Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer brands. The company’s Baby, Feminine & Family Care segment offers baby care products, such as baby wipes, diapers, and pants; adult incontinence and feminine care products; and family care products, such as paper towels, tissues, and toilet papers. This segment markets its products under the Pampers, Always, Bounty, Charmin, Luvs, and Tampax brands. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, baby stores, specialty beauty stores, e-commerce, high-frequency stores, and pharmacies. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Investor’s Alert: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), Regions Financial Corporation (RF), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.11% or $-0.02 to close the day at $18.59 on higher than average trading volume of 9.41M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.88M. The Bethesda Maryland 20817 based company has been outperforming the reit – hotel/motel companies by 25.2672% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -1.33% YTD, versus the reit – hotel/motel industry which is up 0.48% for the same period. The RSI of 58.62 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) had a active trading with around 9.36M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 22.13M. The stock traded between $14.45 and $14.67 before closing at the price of $14.54 with -1.09% change on the day. The Birmingham Alabama 35203 based company is currently trading 113.03% above its 52 week low of $7 and -2.61% below its 52 week high of $14.93. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 56.96 and $15.23 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Regions Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and bank-related services to individual and corporate customers in the United States. Its Corporate Bank segment offers commercial banking services, such as commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, and investor real estate lending, as well as equipment lease financing services. This segment serves corporate, middle market, small business, and commercial real estate developers and investors. The company’s Consumer Bank segment provides consumer banking products and services related to residential first mortgages, home equity lines and loans, small business loans, indirect loans, consumer credit cards, and other consumer loans, as well as the corresponding deposit relationships. Its Wealth Management segment offers wealth management products and services, including credit related products, trust and investment management, asset management, retirement and savings solutions, estate planning, and personal and commercial insurance products to individuals, businesses, governmental institutions, and non-profit entities. The company also provides insurance coverage for various lines of personal and commercial insurance, such as property, vehicle, casualty, life, health, and accident insurance, as well as commercial crop, life, and environmental insurance; and commercial equipment financing products, as well as offers securities, insurance, and advisory services through financial consultants. In addition, it offers securities brokerage, merger and acquisition advisory, trust, and other specialty financing services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 1,627 banking offices and 1,962 ATMs in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Regions Financial Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) traded within a range of $86.02 to $86.85 after opening the day at $86.45. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 3.96% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.14% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $86.72 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -2.49% below its 52 week high of $90.33 and 14.52% above its 12-month low of $79.1. The shares are up by over 0.01% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 62.65 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company’s Beauty segment offers hair care products comprising conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and antiperspirants and deodorants, personal cleansing, and skin care products. This segment markets its products under the Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, Rejoice, Old Spice, Safeguard, and SK-II brands. Its Grooming segment provides blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and other shave care products, as well as appliances under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, Prestobarba, and Venus brands. The company’s Health Care segment offers toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals/supplements, and other healthcare products under the Oral-B, Crest, Prilosec, Vicks, Metamucil, Pepto Bismol, and Align brands. Its Fabric & Home Care segment provides fabric care products, including fabric enhancers, laundry additives, and laundry detergents; and home care products comprising air care, dish care, P&G professional, and surface care products under the Tide, Ariel, Downy, Gain, Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer brands. The company’s Baby, Feminine & Family Care segment offers baby care products, such as baby wipes, diapers, and pants; adult incontinence and feminine care products; and family care products, such as paper towels, tissues, and toilet papers. This segment markets its products under the Pampers, Always, Bounty, Charmin, Luvs, and Tampax brands. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, baby stores, specialty beauty stores, e-commerce, high-frequency stores, and pharmacies. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Traders Watch list: Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) saw its value increase by 1.52% as the stock gained $0.75 to finish the day at a closing price of $50.19. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $32.6-$52.76 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $49.81 to $50.43 during the day, are up by 21.88% in the past three months and up by 29.9% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.27% above its 20 day moving average and 1.43% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $0 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 51.2.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 Procter & Gamble Company (PG) shares were down in last trading by -0.8% to $87.16. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.63% over the past week and grew 4% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.42% above its 50 day moving average and 4.42% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.99% decrease in value from its one year high of $90.33. The RSI indicator value of 66.61, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company’s Beauty segment offers hair care products comprising conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and antiperspirants and deodorants, personal cleansing, and skin care products. This segment markets its products under the Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, Rejoice, Old Spice, Safeguard, and SK-II brands. Its Grooming segment provides blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and other shave care products, as well as appliances under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, Prestobarba, and Venus brands. The company’s Health Care segment offers toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals/supplements, and other healthcare products under the Oral-B, Crest, Prilosec, Vicks, Metamucil, Pepto Bismol, and Align brands. Its Fabric & Home Care segment provides fabric care products, including fabric enhancers, laundry additives, and laundry detergents; and home care products comprising air care, dish care, P&G professional, and surface care products under the Tide, Ariel, Downy, Gain, Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer brands. The company’s Baby, Feminine & Family Care segment offers baby care products, such as baby wipes, diapers, and pants; adult incontinence and feminine care products; and family care products, such as paper towels, tissues, and toilet papers. This segment markets its products under the Pampers, Always, Bounty, Charmin, Luvs, and Tampax brands. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, baby stores, specialty beauty stores, e-commerce, high-frequency stores, and pharmacies. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) traded within a range of $17.67 to $17.88 after opening the day at $17.69. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 2.54% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.28% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $17.75 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -7.94% below its 52 week high of $19.28 and 177.17% above its 12-month low of $6.52. The shares are up by over 22.07% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 53.28 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks Under Review: Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ)

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.46% or $0.34 to close the day at $73.6 on active trading volume of 8.77M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.02M. The Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103 based company has been outperforming the entertainment – diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 38.06%, compared to the industry which has advanced 24.98% over the same period. With RSI of 70.15, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $78.71, making it a hold for now.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators; and advertising services on cable networks, as well as on other platforms, such as digital, radio, and print media. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo owned local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes live-action and animated filmed entertainment, principally under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, and Focus Features names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, as well as in Hollywood, California; Universal studios theme park in Osaka, Japan; Wet ‘n Wild, a water park in Orlando, Florida; and CityWalk, a dining, retail, and entertainment complex. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) grew with the stock adding 1.03% or $0.9 to close at $87.86 on light trading volume of 8.7M compared its three months average trading volume of 9.38M. The Cincinnati Ohio 45202 based company operating under the Personal Products industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 17.99% up for the period and up by 5.32% so far this year. With price target of $89.59 and a 18.44% rebound from 52-week low, The Procter & Gamble Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company’s Beauty segment offers hair care products comprising conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and antiperspirants and deodorants, personal cleansing, and skin care products. This segment markets its products under the Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, Rejoice, Old Spice, Safeguard, and SK-II brands. Its Grooming segment provides blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and other shave care products, as well as appliances under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, Prestobarba, and Venus brands. The company’s Health Care segment offers toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals/supplements, and other healthcare products under the Oral-B, Crest, Prilosec, Vicks, Metamucil, Pepto Bismol, and Align brands. Its Fabric & Home Care segment provides fabric care products, including fabric enhancers, laundry additives, and laundry detergents; and home care products comprising air care, dish care, P&G professional, and surface care products under the Tide, Ariel, Downy, Gain, Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer brands. The company’s Baby, Feminine & Family Care segment offers baby care products, such as baby wipes, diapers, and pants; adult incontinence and feminine care products; and family care products, such as paper towels, tissues, and toilet papers. This segment markets its products under the Pampers, Always, Bounty, Charmin, Luvs, and Tampax brands. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, baby stores, specialty beauty stores, e-commerce, high-frequency stores, and pharmacies. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.16% or $0.07 to close the day at $44.93 on lower than average trading volume of 8.7M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.88M. The Deerfield Illinois 60015 based company has been outperforming the confectioners companies by 6.8863% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 1.35% YTD, versus the confectioners industry which is down -1.31% for the same period. The RSI of 53.87 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Mondelez International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets snack food and beverage products worldwide. The company offers biscuits, including cookies, crackers, and salted snacks; chocolates, and gums and candies; powdered beverages and coffee; and cheese and grocery products. Its primary brand portfolio includes LU, Nabisco and Oreo biscuits; Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk, and Milka chocolates; Trident gum; Jacobs Kaffee; and Tang powdered beverages. Mondelez International, Inc. sells its products to supermarket chains, wholesalers, supercenters, club stores, mass merchandisers, distributors, convenience stores, gasoline stations, drug stores, value stores, and other retail food outlets through direct store delivery, company owned and satellite warehouses, distribution centers, and other facilities, as well as through independent sales offices and agents. The company was formerly known as Kraft Foods Inc. and changed its name to Mondelez International, Inc. in October 2012. Mondelez International, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.