Trader’s Round Up: Pepsico, Inc. (PEP), Johnson Controls International plc (JCI), The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX)

Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) grew with the stock adding 1.3% or $1.39 to close at $108.12 on active trading volume of 5.56M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.18M. The Purchase New York 10577 based company operating under the Beverages – Soft Drinks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 11.73% up for the period and up by 3.34% so far this year. With price target of $115.25 and a 13.82% rebound from 52-week low, Pepsico, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. Its Frito-Lay North America segment offers Lay’s and Ruffles potato chips; Doritos, Tostitos and Santitas tortilla chips; and Cheetos cheese-flavored snacks, branded dips, and Fritos corn chips. The company’s Quaker Foods North America segment provides Quaker oatmeal, grits, rice cakes, natural granola, and oat squares; and Aunt Jemima mixes and syrups, Quaker Chewy granola bars, Cap’n Crunch cereal, Life cereal, and Rice-A-Roni side dishes. Its North America Beverages segment offers beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi, Aquafina, Diet Mountain Dew, Tropicana Pure Premium, Sierra Mist, and Mug brands; and ready-to-drink tea and coffee, and juices. The company’s Latin America segment provides snack foods under the Doritos, Cheetos, Marias Gamesa, Ruffles, Emperador, Saladitas, Sabritas, Lay’s, Rosquinhas Mabel, and Tostitos brands; cereals and snacks under the Quaker brand; and beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, 7UP, Gatorade, Mirinda, Diet 7UP, Manzanita Sol, and Diet Pepsi brands. Its Europe Sub-Saharan Africa segment offers snack foods under the Lay’s, Walkers, Doritos, Cheetos, and Ruffles brands; cereals and snacks under the Quaker brand; beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, 7UP, Pepsi Max, Mirinda, Diet Pepsi, and Tropicana brands; ready-to-drink tea products; and dairy products under the Chudo, Agusha, and Domik v Derevne brands. The company’s Asia, Middle East and North Africa segment provides snack foods under the Lay’s, Kurkure, Chipsy, Doritos, Cheetos, and Crunchy brands; cereals and snacks under the Quaker brand; beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, Mirinda, 7UP, Mountain Dew, Aquafina, and Tropicana brands; and tea products. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) gained $0.06 to close the day at a new closing price of $41.68, a 0.14% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 28.97% above its 52 week low of $34.56. A total of 5.55M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.78M. The stock, which fluctuated between $41.38 and $41.81 during the day, currently situated -14.4% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.27% in the past one month and down by -5.8% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $49.95 and RSI of 42.92, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Johnson Controls International plc operates as a diversified technology and multi industrial company worldwide. The company operates through Buildings and Power Solutions segments. It designs, produces, markets, and installs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, building management systems, controls, and security and mechanical equipment. The company also provides residential air conditioning and heating systems, and industrial refrigeration products, as well as technical and energy management consulting services. In addition, it designs, sells, installs, services, and monitors electronic security systems, and fire detection and suppression systems; and manufactures and sells intrusion security products, anti-theft devices, breathing apparatus, and access control and video management systems for commercial, industrial, retail, residential, small business, institutional, and governmental customers. Further, the company produces and supplies lead-acid automotive batteries for passenger cars, light trucks, and utility vehicles, as well as advanced battery technologies to power start-stop, hybrid, and electric vehicles. It offers its lead-acid automotive batteries to automotive original equipment manufacturers and the general vehicle battery aftermarket. The company was formerly known as Johnson Controls, Inc. and changed its name to Johnson Controls International plc in September 2016. Johnson Controls International plc was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Cork, Ireland.

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) shares were down in last trading by -1.79% to $76.83. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.95% over the past week and grew 0.54% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.06% above its 50 day moving average and 1.06% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -7.5% decrease in value from its one year high of $83.64. The RSI indicator value of 55.73, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX), Fortive Corporation (FTV), Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.53% or $1.18 to close the day at $78.08 on active trading volume of 4.04M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.52M. The Framingham Massachusetts 01701 based company has been outperforming the department stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 10.89%, compared to the industry which has advanced 2.77% over the same period. With RSI of 66.99, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $84.5, making it a hold for now.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Fortive Corporation (FTV) fell -0.42% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.24 to finish the day at $57.29 with about 1.01M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.6M. The $19.75B market cap company, which fluctuated between $56.92 and $57.53 during the day, currently situated 24.09% above its 52 week low of $43 and -1.29% away from its one year high of $58.04. The RSI of 68.91 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Fortive Corporation, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets industrial products. The company offers field instrumentation, sensing, product realization, and automation and specialty solutions. Fortive Corporation was founded in 2016 and is based in Everett, Washington. Fortive operates independently of Danaher Corp. as of July 02, 2016.

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) saw its value decrease by -0.65% as the stock dropped $-0.23 to finish the day at a closing price of $35.23. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $16.78-$35.85 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $35.12 to $35.55 during the day, are up by 22.63% in the past three months and up by 29.1% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.79% above its 20 day moving average and 5.75% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $37.14 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 60.84. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

3 Notable Runners: The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX), McDonald’s Corporation (MCD), Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW)

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.24% or $0.94 to close the day at $77.05 on higher than average trading volume of 3.67M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.55M. The Framingham Massachusetts 01701 based company has been underperforming the department stores companies by 4.5882% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 2.91% YTD, versus the department stores industry which is down -2.44% for the same period. The RSI of 62.04 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) had a light trading with around 3.66M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.8M. The stock traded between $124.52 and $126.11 before closing at the price of $125.82 with 1.08% change on the day. The Oak Brook Illinois 60523 based company is currently trading 14.93% above its 52 week low of $110.33 and -2.45% below its 52 week high of $131.96. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 71.34 and $131.17 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

McDonald’s Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. The company’s restaurants offer various food products, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 36,525 restaurants, including 30,081 franchised restaurants comprising 21,147 franchised to conventional franchisees, 5,529 licensed to developmental licensees, and 3,405 licensed to foreign affiliates; and 6,444 company-operated restaurants. The company has strategic partnerships with CITIC Limited, CITIC Capital, and The Carlyle Group to expand its business in Mainland China and Hong Kong. McDonald’s Corporation was founded in 1940 and is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) traded within a range of $73.11 to $74.04 after opening the day at $73.42. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.52% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.6% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $73.97 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -10.32% below its 52 week high of $83.65 and 20.12% above its 12-month low of $64.85. The shares are up by over 9.57% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 58.21 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It offers products for home maintenance, repair, remodeling, and decorating. The company provides home improvement products in various categories, such as lumber and building materials, tools and hardware, appliances, fashion fixtures, rough plumbing and electrical, lawn and garden, seasonal living, paint, flooring, millwork, kitchens, outdoor power equipment, and home fashions. It also offers installation services through independent contractors in various product categories; extended protection plans; and in-warranty and out-of-warranty repair services. The company sells its national brand-name merchandise and private branded products to homeowners, renters, and professional customers; and retail customers comprising individual homeowners and renters. As of January 29, 2016, it operated 1,857 home improvement and hardware stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company also sells its products through online sites comprising Lowes.com, Lowes.ca, and ATGstores.com, as well as through mobile applications. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Mooresville, North Carolina.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX), Tesoro Corporation (TSO), The Southern Company (SO)

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) had a active trading with around 4M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.55M. The stock traded between $75.05 and $75.77 before closing at the price of $75.51 with 0.37% change on the day. The Framingham Massachusetts 01701 based company is currently trading 14.9% above its 52 week low of $67.41 and -9.09% below its 52 week high of $83.64. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 50.94 and $84.52 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Tesoro Corporation (TSO) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.15% or $0.13 to close the day at $85.32 on active trading volume of 3.93M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.59M. The San Antonio Texas 78259 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas refining & marketing group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 19.01%, compared to the industry which has advanced 23.62% over the same period. With RSI of 56.74, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $105.13, making it a hold for now.

Tesoro Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent petroleum refining, logistics, and marketing company in the United States. Its Refining segment refines crude oil and other feed stocks into transportation fuels, such as gasoline, gasoline blend stocks, jet fuel, and diesel fuel, as well as other products, including heavy fuel oils, liquefied petroleum gas, petroleum coke, calcined coke, and asphalt. This segment also sells refined products in the wholesale market primarily through independent unbranded distributors; and in the bulk market primarily to independent unbranded distributors, other refining and marketing companies, utilities, railroads, airlines, marine, and industrial end-users in the western United States. It owns and operates 6 refineries with a combined crude oil capacity of approximately 875 thousand barrels per day. The company’s TLLP segment owns and operates a network of approximately 3,500 miles of crude oil, refined products, and natural gas pipelines; 29 crude oil and refined products truck and marine terminals; and approximately 15 million barrels of storage capacity. This segment also owns and operates four natural gas processing complexes and one fractionation facility. The company’s Marketing segment sells gasoline and diesel fuel through retail stations, and third-party branded dealers and distributors in the western United States. As of December 31, 2015, this segment operated a network of 2,397 retail stations under the ARCO, Shell, Exxon, Mobil, USA Gasoline, and Tesoro brands. The company was formerly known as Tesoro Petroleum Corporation and changed its name to Tesoro Corporation in November 2004. Tesoro Corporation was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

The Southern Company (SO) shares were up in last trading by 0.92% to $49.22. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.38% over the past week and grew 1.42% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.29% above its 50 day moving average and -1.21% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -7.89% decrease in value from its one year high of $54.64. The RSI indicator value of 56.76, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

 

Stocks To Track: The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX), Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH), Devon Energy Corporation (DVN)

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) fell -0.19% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.14 to finish the day at $75.33 with about 3.72M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.54M. The $49.23B market cap company, which fluctuated between $74.94 and $75.64 during the day, currently situated 14.23% above its 52 week low of $67.41 and -9.61% away from its one year high of $83.64. The RSI of 48.24 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH) dropped $-7.83 to close the day at a new closing price of $129.86, a -5.69% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 32.79% above its 52 week low of $99.63. A total of 3.67M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 708.44K. The stock, which fluctuated between $128 and $135.66 during the day, currently situated -8.11% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.58% in the past one month and up by 6.77% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $148.06 and RSI of 43.44, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings operates as an independent clinical laboratory company worldwide. It operates through two segments, LabCorp Diagnostics and Covance Drug Development. The company offers a range of clinical laboratory tests and procedures, such as blood chemistry analyses, urinalyses, blood cell counts, thyroid tests, Pap tests, hemoglobin A1C, PSA, STD tests, HCV tests, microbiology cultures and procedures, and alcohol and other substance-abuse tests that are used by hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers and commercial clients to assist in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of diseases and medical conditions through the examination of substances in blood, tissues, and other specimens. It also provides specialty testing services in the areas of allergy, diagnostic genetics, women’s health, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, endocrinology, oncology, coagulation, pharmacogenetics, toxicology, and pain management; and esoteric testing, cancer diagnostics, and other complex procedures. In addition, the company provides drug development solutions to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, as well as laboratory testing services. Further, it provides its testing services through a sales force to the physicians, hospitals, managed care organizations, governmental agencies, employers, pharmaceutical companies, and other independent clinical laboratories. The company has collaboration with university, hospital and academic institutions, such as Duke University, The Johns Hopkins University, Boston University, Columbia University, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and Yale University to license and commercialize new diagnostic tests. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Burlington, North Carolina.

Devon Energy Corporation (DVN) had a light trading with around 3.61M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.63M. The stock traded between $45.19 and $46.88 before closing at the price of $45.27 with -3.25% change on the day. The Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73102 based company is currently trading 154.33% above its 52 week low of $18.07 and -10.58% below its 52 week high of $50.69. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 43.01 and $53.09 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Devon Energy Corporation, an independent energy company, primarily engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the United States and Canada. It operates approximately 19,000 wells. The company also offers midstream energy services, including gathering, transmission, processing, fractionation, and marketing to producers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, and condensate through its natural gas pipelines, plants, and treatment facilities. Devon Energy Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 

Stocks in Review: The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX), ONEOK Partners, L.P. (OKS), Dominion Resources, Inc. (D)

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) traded within a range of $74.3 to $75.53 after opening the day at $74.64. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.27% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.33% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $74.93 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -10.09% below its 52 week high of $83.64 and 13.63% above its 12-month low of $66.82. The shares are up by over 3.76% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 45.54 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

ONEOK Partners, L.P. (OKS) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 3.6% or $1.86 to close the day at $53.56 on light trading volume of 4.33M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 970.32K. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74103 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas pipelines group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 108.14%, compared to the industry which has advanced 56.98% over the same period. With RSI of 80.49, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $44.56, making it a hold for now.

ONEOK Partners, L.P. engages in the gathering, processing, storage, and transportation of natural gas in the United States. It operates through three segments: Natural Gas Gathering and Processing, Natural Gas Liquids, and Natural Gas Pipelines. The Natural Gas Gathering and Processing segment gathers and processes natural gas produced from crude oil and natural gas wells located in the Mid-Continent region; and gathers and processes natural gas in the Williston Basin, which spans portions of Montana and North Dakota, and the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. The Natural Gas Liquids segment gathers, treats, fractionates, and transports natural gas liquids (NGLs), as well as stores, markets, and distributes NGL products primarily in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, and the Rocky Mountain region. This segment also owns the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-regulated NGLs gathering and distribution pipelines in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado; terminal and storage facilities in Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois; and FERC-regulated NGLs distribution and refined petroleum product pipelines in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment owns and operates regulated natural gas transmission pipelines and natural gas storage facilities; and provides natural gas transportation and storage services. This segment’s interstate natural gas pipeline assets transport natural gas through FERC-regulated interstate natural gas pipelines in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. It also transports intrastate natural gas through its assets in Oklahoma; and owns underground natural gas storage facilities in Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas. ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C. serves as the general partner of ONEOK Partners, L.P. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dominion Resources, Inc. (D) dropped $-0.17 to close the day at a new closing price of $71.68, a -0.24% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 9.12% above its 52 week low of $67.58. A total of 4.33M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.59M. The stock, which fluctuated between $70.87 and $72.15 during the day, currently situated -7.53% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -5.99% in the past one month and down by -2.84% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $79.41 and RSI of 30.42, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Dominion Resources, Inc. produces and transports energy in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Dominion Virginia Power (DVP), Dominion Generation, and Dominion Energy. The DVP segment engages in regulated electric transmission and distribution operations that serve residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers in Virginia and North Carolina. The Dominion Generation segment is involved in electricity generation through coal, nuclear, gas, oil, hydro, and renewable sources; and related energy supply operations. It also comprises generation operations of the company’s merchant fleet and energy marketing, and price risk management activities for its assets. The Dominion Energy segment engages in regulated natural gas distribution operations, gas transmission pipeline and storage operations, natural gas gathering and processing activities, and liquefied natural gas operations. As of December 31, 2015, the company’s portfolio of assets included approximately 24,300 megawatts of generating capacity; 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines; 57,300 miles of electric distribution lines; 12,200 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering, and storage pipelines; and 22,000 miles of gas distribution pipelines. It served approximately 5 million utility and retail energy customers in 14 states; and operated underground natural gas storage systems with approximately 933 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. In addition, the company sells electricity at wholesale prices to rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, and into wholesale electricity markets. Dominion Resources, Inc. was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

 

3 Notable Runners: Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC), The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX), Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.81% or $-2.17 to close the day at $117.46 on higher than average trading volume of 3.47M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.06M. The Norfolk Virginia 23510 based company has been underperforming the railroads companies by 28.1437% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 8.69% YTD, versus the railroads industry which is up 21.26% for the same period. The RSI of 61.48 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Norfolk Southern Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods. It also transports overseas freight through various Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports; provides logistics services; and operates scheduled passenger trains. In addition, the company engages in the acquisition, leasing, and management of coal, oil, gas, and minerals; development of commercial real estate; telecommunications; and leasing or sale of rail property and equipment. As of March 1, 2016, it operated approximately 20,000 miles of road in 22 states and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1883 and is based in Norfolk, Virginia.

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) had a active trading with around 5.03M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.45M. The stock traded between $73.25 and $74.99 before closing at the price of $74.92 with 1.19% change on the day. The Framingham Massachusetts 01701 based company is currently trading 13.61% above its 52 week low of $66.82 and -10.11% below its 52 week high of $83.64. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 43.89 and $84.44 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) traded within a range of $33.93 to $34.31 after opening the day at $34.14. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 6.14% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.26% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $34.25 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -2.56% below its 52 week high of $35.15 and 125.49% above its 12-month low of $15.44. The shares are up by over 19.89% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 57.72 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

Eye Catching Stocks: Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT), The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX), Mastercard Incorporated (MA)

Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.58% or $-1.47 to close the day at $253.5 on active trading volume of 2.6M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.54M. The Bethesda Maryland 20817 based company has been outperforming the aerospace/defense products & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 26.15%, compared to the industry which has advanced 33.57% over the same period. With RSI of 45.78, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $280.05, making it a hold for now.

Lockheed Martin Corporation, a security and aerospace company, engages in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of technology systems, products, and services worldwide. Its Aeronautics segment offers combat and air mobility aircraft, unmanned air vehicles, and related technologies. The company’s Information Systems & Global Solutions segment provides technology systems and expertise, integrated information technology solutions, and management services; and supports customers in data analytics, data center operation, and air traffic management. This segment also provides network-enabled situational awareness; integrates complex global systems that help customers to gather, analyze, and distribute critical data; and technical and sustainment services. Its Missiles and Fire Control segment provides air and missile defense systems; tactical missiles and air-to-ground precision strike weapon systems; logistics; fire control systems; mission operations and engineering support, readiness, and integration services; manned and unmanned ground vehicles; and energy management solutions. The company’s Rotary and Mission Systems segment offers helicopters; and integrated air and missile defense, littoral warfare, undersea warfare, radar, electronic warfare, cyber solutions, C4ISR systems, and training and logistics systems. Its Space Systems provides satellites, strategic and defensive missile systems, and space transportation systems; and classified systems and services in the support of national security systems. The company serves civil, defense, intelligence, and other government customers. Lockheed Martin Corporation was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) fell -1.07% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.8 to finish the day at $74.26 with about 2.59M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.42M. The $48.41B market cap company, which fluctuated between $73.97 and $75.47 during the day, currently situated 12.61% above its 52 week low of $66.82 and -10.9% away from its one year high of $83.64. The RSI of 37.61 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Mastercard Incorporated (MA) saw its value increase by 0.42% as the stock gained $0.46 to finish the day at a closing price of $109.84. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $78.52-$111.07 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $108.92 to $109.84 during the day, are up by 6.63% in the past three months and up by 14.86% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.13% above its 20 day moving average and 4.45% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $120.37 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 65.26. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

MasterCard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services. The company also offers value-added services, such as loyalty and reward programs, and information and consulting services. In addition, it provides cross-border and domestic processing services; and issuer and acquirer processing solutions, and payment and mobile gateways. Further, the company offers various payment products and solutions for cardholders, merchants, financial institutions, and governments; programs that enable issuers to provide consumers with cards to defer payments; payment products and solutions that allow its customers to access funds in deposit and other accounts; prepaid payment programs and management services; and commercial payment products and solutions. Additionally, it provides products and services to prevent, detect, and respond to fraud and ensure the safety of transactions. The company offers payment solutions and services under the MasterCard, Maestro, and Cirrus brands. MasterCard Incorporated was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX), Spectra Energy Corp (SE), Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR)

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.13% or $0.84 to close the day at $75.43 on light trading volume of 3.31M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.4M. The Framingham Massachusetts 01701 based company has been outperforming the department stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 9.67%, compared to the industry which has dropped -1.21% over the same period. With RSI of 43.73, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $84.44, making it a hold for now.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Spectra Energy Corp (SE) climbed 1.29% during last trading as the stock added $0.55 to finish the day at $43.31 with about 3.31M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.32M. The $30.36B market cap company, which fluctuated between $42.76 and $43.51 during the day, currently situated 76.54% above its 52 week low of $26.11 and -0.6% away from its one year high of $44. The RSI of 61.36 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Spectra Energy Corp owns and operates a portfolio of natural gas-related energy assets in North America. It operates through four segments: Spectra Energy Partners, Distribution, Western Canada Transmission & Processing, and Field Services. The Spectra Energy Partners segment engages in the transmission, storage, and gathering of natural gas, as well as transportation and storage of crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs) for customers in various regions of the United States and Canada. Its natural gas pipeline systems consist of approximately 21,000 miles of transmission pipelines; and storage capacity comprises 300 billion cubic feet (Bcf). The Distribution segment offers natural gas storage, transmission, and distribution services for residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Canada. It has approximately 40,000 miles of main and service pipelines; storage capacity of approximately 163 Bcf; and transmission system of approximately 3,000 miles of high-pressure pipeline and mainline compressor stations. The Western Canada Transmission & Processing segment provides natural gas transmission, and gas gathering and processing services; and services to natural gas producers to remove impurities from the raw gas stream, including water, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and other substances. It also extracts, fractionates, transports, stores, and markets NGLs for western Canadian producers and NGL customers. It serves local distribution companies, end-use industrial and commercial customers, marketers, and exploration and production companies. The Field Services segment gathers, compresses, treats, processes, transports, stores, and sells natural gas; produces, fractionates, transports, stores, and sells NGLs; recovers and sells condensate; and trades in and markets natural gas and NGLs. It owns or operates approximately 67,000 miles of gathering and transmission pipeline. The company was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) saw its value increase by 1.08% as the stock gained $0.3 to finish the day at a closing price of $28.14. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $21.18-$29.21 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $27.91 to $28.34 during the day, are up by 19.39% in the past three months and up by 17.13% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.03% above its 20 day moving average and 2.14% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $28.56 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 56.1. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B), The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX), CA, Inc. (CA)

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. operates as a holding company. It provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, as well as life, accident, and health reinsurance; and operates railroad systems in North America. The company also generates, transmits, and distributes electricity from solar, wind, nuclear, geothermal, and hydro sources; operates natural gas distribution and storage facilities, interstate pipelines, and compressor and meter stations; and holds interest in coal mining assets. In addition, it offers real estate brokerage services; invests in fixed-income and equity instruments; and engages in manufactured housing and finance business, leasing of transportation equipment, and furniture leasing activities. Further, the company manufactures boxed chocolates and other confectionery products; specialty chemicals, metal cutting tools, and other products; flooring, insulation, roofing and engineered, building and engineered components, paint and coating, and bricks and masonry products; recreational vehicles, apparel products, jewelry, and custom picture framing products; and alkaline batteries. Additionally, it manufactures structural investment castings and forged components, machined airframe components and engineered critical fasteners; airfoil castings; titanium and nickel superalloy melted and mill products; and seamless pipes, fittings, and forgings. The company distributes newspapers, televisions, and information; franchises and services quick service restaurants; distributes electronic components; and offers steel and logistics services, professional aviation training programs, and fractional aircraft ownership programs. In addition, it retails automobiles; furniture, bedding, and accessories; household appliances, electronics, and computers; jewelry, watches, crystal, china, stemware, flatware, gifts, and collectibles; kitchen tools; and motorcycle apparel and equipment. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) had a active trading with around 3.98M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.37M. The stock traded between $74.29 and $74.94 before closing at the price of $74.59 with 0.13% change on the day. The Framingham Massachusetts 01701 based company is currently trading 13.11% above its 52 week low of $66.82 and -10.5% below its 52 week high of $83.64. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 36.69 and $84.44 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

CA, Inc. (CA) traded within a range of $32.38 to $33.12 after opening the day at $32.48. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 3.71% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.54% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $32.95 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -4.34% below its 52 week high of $34.99 and 30.23% above its 12-month low of $26.2. The shares are up by over 3.17% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 56.16 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

CA, Inc. provides information technology (IT) management software and solutions that help organizations plan, develop, manage, and secure applications and IT infrastructure in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Mainframe Solutions, Enterprise Solutions, and Services. The Mainframe Solutions segment’s products portfolio include databases and database management, systems and operations management, application development, and security and compliance. The Enterprise Solutions segment provides products that are designed for distributed and cloud computing environments and run on industry standard servers. It offers Agile management solutions, which enables customers to plan and manage software development process and IT services delivery; DevOps solutions comprising a range of solutions that allow customers to deliver and manage applications and IT infrastructure; and security solutions, such as identity-centric security portfolio that allows customers to manage identities and regulate access from the device to the data center. The Services segment offers consulting, implementation, application management services, education, and support services to commercial and government customers. The company serves banks, insurance companies, other financial services providers, government agencies, global service providers, telecommunication providers, manufacturers, technology companies, retailers, educational organizations, and health care institutions. CA, Inc. sells its solutions through direct sales force, as well as indirectly through its partners. The company was formerly known as CA Technologies and changed its name to CA, Inc. in 2006. CA, Inc. was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in New York, New York.