Worth Watching Stocks: Spectra Energy Corp (SE), The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB), QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)

Spectra Energy Corp (SE) saw its value decrease by -0.67% as the stock dropped $-0.28 to finish the day at a closing price of $41.41. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $27.67-$44 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $41.05 to $41.83 during the day, are up by 4.38% in the past three months and up by 17% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.66% below its 20 day moving average and 0.2% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $43 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 48.06.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) shares were down in last trading by -3.45% to $27.99. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.37% over the past week and fell -1.24% in the past month. It is currently trading -5.83% below its 50 day moving average and 4.9% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -14.38% decrease in value from its one year high of $32.69. The RSI indicator value of 40.98, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. The company operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL (natural gas liquids) & Petchem Services, and Other segments. It owns and operates natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the offshore Gulf of Mexico through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to the New York City metropolitan area. The company also owns and operates a natural gas pipeline system extending from the San Juan basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to a point on the Canadian border near Sumas, Washington; gulfstream natural gas pipeline system extending from the Mobile Bay area in Alabama to markets in Florida; and constitution pipeline that would connect its gathering system in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to the Iroquois Gas Transmission and Tennessee Gas Pipeline systems in New York. In addition, it provides natural gas gathering, treating, processing, and compression; NGL production, fractionation, storage, marketing, and transportation; deepwater production handling and crude oil transportation; and olefin production services, as well as transports and stores natural gas to local natural gas distribution companies, municipal utilities, direct industrial users, electric power generators, and natural gas marketers and producers. Further, the company extracts, fractionates, treats, stores, and sells ethane/ethylene, propane, propylene, normal butane, isobutene, alky feedstock, and condensate. Additionally, it provides construction management services for third parties. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned and operated approximately 13,600 miles of pipelines. The Williams Companies, Inc. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) traded within a range of $56.44 to $56.9 after opening the day at $56.58. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -12.76% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.69% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $56.88 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -19.96% below its 52 week high of $71.62 and 29.77% above its 12-month low of $48.76. The shares are down by over -14.15% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 48.45 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

QUALCOMM Incorporated develops, designs, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services in China, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and other technologies for use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses or provides rights to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which include various patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of certain wireless products comprising products implementing CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD, and/or LTE standards, as well as their derivatives. The QSI segment invests in early-stage companies in various industries, including digital media, e-commerce, healthcare, and wearable devices for supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications. The company also develops and offers products for implementation of small cells; mobile health products and services; software products, and content and push-to-talk enablement services to wireless operators; and development, and other services and related products to the United States government agencies and their contractors. In addition, it licenses chipset technology and products for data centers. QUALCOMM Incorporated was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

 

Investor’s Watch List: Symantec Corporation (SYMC), Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX), The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB)

Symantec Corporation (SYMC) had a light trading with around 6.32M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.47M. The stock traded between $28.54 and $29.11 before closing at the price of $28.68 with -1.31% change on the day. The Mountain View California 94043 based company is currently trading 89.76% above its 52 week low of $16.14 and -2.28% below its 52 week high of $29.35. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 71.23 and $28.36 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

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.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.36% or $1.19 to close the day at $88.91 on active trading volume of 2.32M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.82M. The Boston Massachusetts 02210 based company has been outperforming the biotechnology group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 4.15%, compared to the industry which has advanced 0.36% over the same period. With RSI of 64.46, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $98.95, making it a hold for now.

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

The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) shares were down in last trading by -0.52% to $28.89. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.26% over the past week and grew 1.16% in the past month. It is currently trading -2.97% below its 50 day moving average and 8.71% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -11.62% decrease in value from its one year high of $32.69. The RSI indicator value of 50.71, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. The company operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL (natural gas liquids) & Petchem Services, and Other segments. It owns and operates natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the offshore Gulf of Mexico through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to the New York City metropolitan area. The company also owns and operates a natural gas pipeline system extending from the San Juan basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to a point on the Canadian border near Sumas, Washington; gulfstream natural gas pipeline system extending from the Mobile Bay area in Alabama to markets in Florida; and constitution pipeline that would connect its gathering system in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to the Iroquois Gas Transmission and Tennessee Gas Pipeline systems in New York. In addition, it provides natural gas gathering, treating, processing, and compression; NGL production, fractionation, storage, marketing, and transportation; deepwater production handling and crude oil transportation; and olefin production services, as well as transports and stores natural gas to local natural gas distribution companies, municipal utilities, direct industrial users, electric power generators, and natural gas marketers and producers. Further, the company extracts, fractionates, treats, stores, and sells ethane/ethylene, propane, propylene, normal butane, isobutene, alky feedstock, and condensate. Additionally, it provides construction management services for third parties. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned and operated approximately 13,600 miles of pipelines. The Williams Companies, Inc. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB), Schlumberger Limited (SLB), Chevron Corporation (CVX)

The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.8% or $-0.23 to close the day at $28.44 on lower than average trading volume of 6.22M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.55M. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74172 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas pipelines companies by -6.932% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -8.67% YTD, versus the oil & gas pipelines industry which is up 4.91% for the same period. The RSI of 45.16 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. The company operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL (natural gas liquids) & Petchem Services, and Other segments. It owns and operates natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the offshore Gulf of Mexico through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to the New York City metropolitan area. The company also owns and operates a natural gas pipeline system extending from the San Juan basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to a point on the Canadian border near Sumas, Washington; gulfstream natural gas pipeline system extending from the Mobile Bay area in Alabama to markets in Florida; and constitution pipeline that would connect its gathering system in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to the Iroquois Gas Transmission and Tennessee Gas Pipeline systems in New York. In addition, it provides natural gas gathering, treating, processing, and compression; NGL production, fractionation, storage, marketing, and transportation; deepwater production handling and crude oil transportation; and olefin production services, as well as transports and stores natural gas to local natural gas distribution companies, municipal utilities, direct industrial users, electric power generators, and natural gas marketers and producers. Further, the company extracts, fractionates, treats, stores, and sells ethane/ethylene, propane, propylene, normal butane, isobutene, alky feedstock, and condensate. Additionally, it provides construction management services for third parties. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned and operated approximately 13,600 miles of pipelines. The Williams Companies, Inc. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Schlumberger Limited (SLB) had a active trading with around 6.2M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.5M. The stock traded between $81.85 and $82.71 before closing at the price of $82.16 with 1.17% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77056 based company is currently trading 27.57% above its 52 week low of $70.39 and -6.47% below its 52 week high of $87.84. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 40.43 and $96.79 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Schlumberger Limited supplies technology products and services to the oil and gas exploration and production industry worldwide. Its Reservoir Characterization Group segment provides reservoir imaging, monitoring, and development services; wireline technologies for open and cased-hole services; slickline services; exploration and production pressure and flow-rate measurement services comprising surface and downhole services; software integrated solutions, such as software, consulting, information management, and IT infrastructure services; consulting services for reservoir characterization, field development planning, and production enhancement; and petrotechnical data services and training solutions, as well as integrated management services. Its Drilling Group segment designs, manufactures, and markets roller cone and fixed cutter drill bits; supplies drilling fluid systems; provides pressure drilling and underbalanced drilling solutions, and environmental services and products; mud logging services; land drilling rigs and support services; and well planning and drilling, engineering, supervision, logistics, procurement, contracting, and drilling rig management services, as well as bottom-hole-assembly, borehole-enlargement technologies, impact tools, tubulars, and tubular services. Its Production Group segment provides well services comprising pressure pumping, well cementing, and stimulation services; coiled tubing equipment; well completion services and equipment that include packers, safety valves, and sand control technology, as well as completions technology and equipment; artificial lifts; and integrated production and production management services. Its Cameron Group segment offers integrated subsea production systems; surface systems; drilling equipment and services; and valve products and measurement systems. The company was formerly known as Socie´te´ de Prospection E´lectrique. Schlumberger Limited was founded in 1926 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Chevron Corporation (CVX) traded within a range of $112.37 to $113.45 after opening the day at $112.75. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -3.95% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.7% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $113.05 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -5% below its 52 week high of $119 and 46.43% above its 12-month low of $82.9. The shares are up by over 6.08% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 44.52 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. The Upstream segment is involved in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas; processing, liquefaction, transportation, and regasification associated with liquefied natural gas; transportation of crude oil through pipelines; and transportation, storage, and marketing of natural gas, as well as operates a gas-to-liquids plant. The Downstream segment engages in refining crude oil into petroleum products; marketing crude oil and refined products; transporting crude oil and refined products through pipeline, marine vessel, motor equipment, and rail car; and manufacturing and marketing commodity petrochemicals, and fuel and lubricant additives, as well as plastics for industrial uses. It is also involved in the cash management and debt financing activities; corporate administrative operations; insurance operations; real estate activities; and technology businesses. Further, the company holds interests in power plants, as well as operates geothermal plants; and engages in the transportation of refined products primarily in the coastal waters of the United States. The company was formerly known as ChevronTexaco Corporation and changed its name to Chevron Corporation in 2005. Chevron Corporation was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in San Ramon, California.

 

Stocks To Track: Arconic Inc. (ARNC), The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Arconic Inc. (ARNC) climbed 1.16% during last trading as the stock added $0.3 to finish the day at $26.2 with about 10.24M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.29M. The $11.48B market cap company, which fluctuated between $25.22 and $26.31 during the day, currently situated 66.11% above its 52 week low of $15.99 and 1.08% away from its one year high of $26.31. The RSI of 83.47 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

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

The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) gained $0.29 to close the day at a new closing price of $29.18, a 1% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 209.11% above its 52 week low of $11. A total of 9.87M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 9.44M. The stock, which fluctuated between $29 and $29.69 during the day, currently situated -10.74% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -8.07% in the past one month and up by 3.22% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $31.53 and RSI of 48.86, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. The company operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL (natural gas liquids) & Petchem Services, and Other segments. It owns and operates natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the offshore Gulf of Mexico through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to the New York City metropolitan area. The company also owns and operates a natural gas pipeline system extending from the San Juan basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to a point on the Canadian border near Sumas, Washington; gulfstream natural gas pipeline system extending from the Mobile Bay area in Alabama to markets in Florida; and constitution pipeline that would connect its gathering system in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to the Iroquois Gas Transmission and Tennessee Gas Pipeline systems in New York. In addition, it provides natural gas gathering, treating, processing, and compression; NGL production, fractionation, storage, marketing, and transportation; deepwater production handling and crude oil transportation; and olefin production services, as well as transports and stores natural gas to local natural gas distribution companies, municipal utilities, direct industrial users, electric power generators, and natural gas marketers and producers. Further, the company extracts, fractionates, treats, stores, and sells ethane/ethylene, propane, propylene, normal butane, isobutene, alky feedstock, and condensate. Additionally, it provides construction management services for third parties. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned and operated approximately 13,600 miles of pipelines. The Williams Companies, Inc. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) had a active trading with around 9.79M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.36M. The stock traded between $82.93 and $83.65 before closing at the price of $83.31 with -0.28% change on the day. The Irving Texas 75039 based company is currently trading 11.21% above its 52 week low of $77.58 and -11.29% below its 52 week high of $95.55. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 35.14 and $88.7 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB), Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY), EQT Corporation (EQT)

The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.09% or $0.31 to close the day at $28.64 on light trading volume of 4.91M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.46M. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74172 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas pipelines group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 68.42%, compared to the industry which has advanced 56.98% over the same period. With RSI of 44.19, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $31.79, making it a hold for now.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. The company operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL (natural gas liquids) & Petchem Services, and Other segments. It owns and operates natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the offshore Gulf of Mexico through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to the New York City metropolitan area. The company also owns and operates a natural gas pipeline system extending from the San Juan basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to a point on the Canadian border near Sumas, Washington; gulfstream natural gas pipeline system extending from the Mobile Bay area in Alabama to markets in Florida; and constitution pipeline that would connect its gathering system in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to the Iroquois Gas Transmission and Tennessee Gas Pipeline systems in New York. In addition, it provides natural gas gathering, treating, processing, and compression; NGL production, fractionation, storage, marketing, and transportation; deepwater production handling and crude oil transportation; and olefin production services, as well as transports and stores natural gas to local natural gas distribution companies, municipal utilities, direct industrial users, electric power generators, and natural gas marketers and producers. Further, the company extracts, fractionates, treats, stores, and sells ethane/ethylene, propane, propylene, normal butane, isobutene, alky feedstock, and condensate. Additionally, it provides construction management services for third parties. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned and operated approximately 13,600 miles of pipelines. The Williams Companies, Inc. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) grew with the stock adding 1.32% or $0.89 to close at $68.5 on light trading volume of 4.89M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.97M. The Houston Texas 77046 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 4.77% up for the period and down by -3.83% so far this year. With price target of $77.08 and a 12.87% rebound from 52-week low, Occidental Petroleum Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Oil and Gas, Chemical, and Midstream and Marketing. The Oil and Gas segment explores for, develops, and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas. The Chemical segment manufactures and markets basic chemicals, including chlorine, caustic soda, chlorinated organics, potassium chemicals, ethylene dichloride, chlorinated isocyanurates, sodium silicates, and calcium chloride; vinyls comprising vinyl chloride monomer and polyvinyl chloride; and other chemicals, such as resorcinol. The Midstream and Marketing segment gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases, and markets oil, condensate, NGLs, natural gas, carbon dioxide, and power. This segment also trades around its assets consisting of transportation and storage capacity, as well as oil, NGLs, gas, and other commodities. Occidental Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

EQT Corporation (EQT) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 5.08% or $3.09 to close the day at $63.87 on higher than average trading volume of 4.84M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.82M. The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15222 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas companies by -1.8185% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -2.34% YTD, versus the independent oil & gas industry which is down -2.5% for the same period. The RSI of 48.54 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

EQT Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company in the United States. It operates through two segments, EQT Production and EQT Midstream. The EQT Production segment explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and crude oil primarily in the Appalachian Basin. As of December 31, 2015, it had 10.0 trillion cubic feet of proved natural gas, NGL, and crude oil reserves across approximately 3.4 million gross acres, including approximately 630,000 gross acres in the Marcellus play. The EQT Midstream segment provides natural gas gathering, transmission, and storage services for the company’s produced gas, as well as for independent third parties in the Appalachian Basin. This segment owns or operates approximately 8,250 miles of gathering lines and 177 compressor units with approximately 255,000 horsepower of installed capacity. EQT Corporation was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

Stocks Under Review: The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB), Workday, Inc. (WDAY), Western Digital Corporation (WDC)

The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.38% or $0.67 to close the day at $28.84 on light trading volume of 13.71M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.36M. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74172 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas pipelines group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 60.04%, compared to the industry which has advanced 53.04% over the same period. With RSI of 45.14, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $31.79, making it a hold for now.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. The company operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL (natural gas liquids) & Petchem Services, and Other segments. It owns and operates natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the offshore Gulf of Mexico through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to the New York City metropolitan area. The company also owns and operates a natural gas pipeline system extending from the San Juan basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to a point on the Canadian border near Sumas, Washington; gulfstream natural gas pipeline system extending from the Mobile Bay area in Alabama to markets in Florida; and constitution pipeline that would connect its gathering system in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to the Iroquois Gas Transmission and Tennessee Gas Pipeline systems in New York. In addition, it provides natural gas gathering, treating, processing, and compression; NGL production, fractionation, storage, marketing, and transportation; deepwater production handling and crude oil transportation; and olefin production services, as well as transports and stores natural gas to local natural gas distribution companies, municipal utilities, direct industrial users, electric power generators, and natural gas marketers and producers. Further, the company extracts, fractionates, treats, stores, and sells ethane/ethylene, propane, propylene, normal butane, isobutene, alky feedstock, and condensate. Additionally, it provides construction management services for third parties. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned and operated approximately 13,600 miles of pipelines. The Williams Companies, Inc. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Workday, Inc. (WDAY) grew with the stock adding 0.46% or $0.38 to close at $83.09 on light trading volume of 1.26M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.18M. The Pleasanton California 94588 based company operating under the Application Software industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 28.15% up for the period and up by 25.72% so far this year. With price target of $81.81 and a 75.59% rebound from 52-week low, Workday, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Workday, Inc. provides enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources in the United States and internationally. It offers applications for customers to manage critical business functions that enable them to optimize their financial and human capital resources. The company provides Workday Financial Management application that provides functions of general ledger, accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, asset management, employee expense management, revenue management, projects, procurement, inventory, and grants management. It also provides Workday Human Capital Management application that includes human resources management comprising workforce lifecycle management, organization management, compensation, absence, and employee benefits administration; and global talent management consisting of goal management, performance management, succession planning, and career and development planning. In addition, the company offers Workday Recruiting, an application that supports the needs of candidates, hiring managers, the interview team, and recruiters; Workday Payroll application that address the enterprise payroll needs; Workday Time Tracking application that automates workforce management processes; and Workday Professional Services Automation application. Further, it offers Workday Insight Applications that leverage advanced data science and machine learning methodologies to help customers make smarter financial and workforce decisions; and Workday Student, a student and faculty lifecycle information system. The company serves technology, financial services, business and professional services, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, retail and hospitality, education, and government and non-profit industries. The company was formerly known as North Tahoe Power Tools, Inc. and changed its name to Workday, Inc. in July 2005. Workday, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, California.

Western Digital Corporation (WDC) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.64% or $0.51 to close the day at $79.73 on lower than average trading volume of 3.62M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.4M. The Irvine California 92612 based company has been outperforming the data storage devices companies by 35.3617% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 17.34% YTD, versus the data storage devices industry which is up 12.57% for the same period. The RSI of 72.47 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

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

 

Stocks Roundup: Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB), Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN)

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) grew with the stock adding 1.74% or $0.91 to close at $53.32 on active trading volume of 8.06M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.99M. The Las Vegas Nevada 89109 based company operating under the Resorts & Casinos industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 31.55% up for the period and down by -0.17% so far this year. With price target of $60.65 and a 44.26% rebound from 52-week low, Las Vegas Sands Corp. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the People’s Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The company also owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, and Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip; Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Its integrated resorts include accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and other amenities. Las Vegas Sands Corp. was founded in 1988 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) had a light trading with around 7.95M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.32M. The stock traded between $28.1 and $28.88 before closing at the price of $28.5 with -1.62% change on the day. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74172 based company is currently trading 201.91% above its 52 week low of $10.22 and -12.82% below its 52 week high of $32.69. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $31.79 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. The company operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL (natural gas liquids) & Petchem Services, and Other segments. It owns and operates natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the offshore Gulf of Mexico through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to the New York City metropolitan area. The company also owns and operates a natural gas pipeline system extending from the San Juan basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to a point on the Canadian border near Sumas, Washington; gulfstream natural gas pipeline system extending from the Mobile Bay area in Alabama to markets in Florida; and constitution pipeline that would connect its gathering system in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to the Iroquois Gas Transmission and Tennessee Gas Pipeline systems in New York. In addition, it provides natural gas gathering, treating, processing, and compression; NGL production, fractionation, storage, marketing, and transportation; deepwater production handling and crude oil transportation; and olefin production services, as well as transports and stores natural gas to local natural gas distribution companies, municipal utilities, direct industrial users, electric power generators, and natural gas marketers and producers. Further, the company extracts, fractionates, treats, stores, and sells ethane/ethylene, propane, propylene, normal butane, isobutene, alky feedstock, and condensate. Additionally, it provides construction management services for third parties. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned and operated approximately 13,600 miles of pipelines. The Williams Companies, Inc. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN) saw its value increase by 7.94% as the stock gained $7.58 to finish the day at a closing price of $103.08. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $56.51-$109.5 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $101 to $104.05 during the day, are up by 8.3% in the past three months and down by -0.43% over the past six months. It is currently trading 12.66% above its 20 day moving average and 10.89% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $97.29 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 69.25.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Wynn Resorts, Limited, together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates destination casino resorts. It operates in two segments, Macau Operations and Las Vegas Operations. The company operates Wynn Macau and Encore at Wynn Macau resort located in the People’s Republic of China. As of February 12, 2016, its Macau resorts feature had approximately 284,000 square feet of casino space, which offered 24-hour gaming and a range of games with 458 table games and 708 slot machines, private gaming salons, sky casinos, and a poker; 2 luxury hotel towers with a total of 1,008 guest rooms and suites; casual and fine dining in 8 restaurants; approximately 57,000 square feet of retail shopping, including stores and boutiques; approximately 31,000 square feet of space for lounges and meeting facilities; recreation and leisure facilities, including 2 health clubs, spas, a salon, and a pool; and the Rotunda show. The company also owned and operated Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Las Vegas resort with a total of 4,748 hotel rooms, suites, and villas; 232 table games; 1,866 slot machines; a race and sports book and poker room in approximately 186,000 square feet of casino gaming space, including a sky casino and private gaming salons; 34 food and beverage outlets; 2 spas and salons; lounges; and approximately 99,000 square feet of retail shopping space. Its Las Vegas resorts also offer 3 nightclubs and a beach club; wedding chapels; an 18-hole golf course; approximately 290,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; a theater; and 2 showrooms, as well as a water-based theatrical production and entertainment production. Wynn Resorts, Limited was founded in 2002 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT), The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB), Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.76% or $-0.51 to close the day at $66.89 on lower than average trading volume of 7.58M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.69M. The Bentonville Arkansas 72716 based company has been outperforming the discount, variety stores companies by -2.6321% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -3.23% YTD, versus the discount, variety stores industry which is down -2.65% for the same period. The RSI of 37.96 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, 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.

The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) had a light trading with around 7.55M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.16M. The stock traded between $28.36 and $28.84 before closing at the price of $28.81 with 1.16% change on the day. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74172 based company is currently trading 205.19% above its 52 week low of $10.22 and -11.87% below its 52 week high of $32.69. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 42.92 and $32.14 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. The company operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL (natural gas liquids) & Petchem Services, and Other segments. It owns and operates natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the offshore Gulf of Mexico through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to the New York City metropolitan area. The company also owns and operates a natural gas pipeline system extending from the San Juan basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to a point on the Canadian border near Sumas, Washington; gulfstream natural gas pipeline system extending from the Mobile Bay area in Alabama to markets in Florida; and constitution pipeline that would connect its gathering system in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to the Iroquois Gas Transmission and Tennessee Gas Pipeline systems in New York. In addition, it provides natural gas gathering, treating, processing, and compression; NGL production, fractionation, storage, marketing, and transportation; deepwater production handling and crude oil transportation; and olefin production services, as well as transports and stores natural gas to local natural gas distribution companies, municipal utilities, direct industrial users, electric power generators, and natural gas marketers and producers. Further, the company extracts, fractionates, treats, stores, and sells ethane/ethylene, propane, propylene, normal butane, isobutene, alky feedstock, and condensate. Additionally, it provides construction management services for third parties. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned and operated approximately 13,600 miles of pipelines. The Williams Companies, Inc. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) traded within a range of $97.32 to $98.59 after opening the day at $97.82. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 6.71% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.98% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $98.15 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding 1.47% above its 52 week high of $98.59 and 77.14% above its 12-month low of $58.57. The shares are up by over 15.09% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 68.46 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. The company’s Construction Industries segment offers backhoe, small wheel, skid steer, multi-terrain, compact track, medium and compact wheel, and track-type loaders; mini, wheel, and track excavators; track-type tractors; and select work tools, motor graders, telehandlers, soil compactors, and pipelayers, as well as its related parts for the heavy and general construction, rental, mining and quarry, and aggregates markets. Its Resource Industries segment provides electric rope and hydraulic shovels; draglines; drills; highwall and longwall miners; hard rock vehicles; articulated, large mining, and off-highway trucks; large wheel loaders; wheel tractor scrapers; wheel dozers; machinery components; hard rock continuous mining systems; electronics and control systems; and select work tools for use in mining and quarry applications. The company’s Energy & Transportation segment offers reciprocating engines, generator sets, marine propulsion systems, gas turbines and turbine-related services, diesel-electric locomotives, and other rail-related products and services. Its Financial Products segment provides retail and wholesale financing for Caterpillar equipment, machinery, and engines; offers property, casualty, life, accident, and health insurance; insurance brokerage services; and purchases short-term trade receivables. The company’s All Other segments remanufactures Cat engines and components, and provides remanufacturing services for other companies; offers business strategy, and development, management, manufacturing, marketing, and support primarily for paving, forestry, industrial, waste, and Cat products. The company was formerly known as Caterpillar Tractor Co. and changed its name to Caterpillar Inc. in 1986. The company was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Peoria, Illinois.

 

Stocks Alert: The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB), Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD), Halliburton Company (HAL)

The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) grew with the stock adding 0.96% or $0.27 to close at $28.48 on light trading volume of 10.93M compared its three months average trading volume of 9.05M. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74172 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 68.4% up for the period and down by -8.54% so far this year. With price target of $32.14 and a 201.7% rebound from 52-week low, The Williams Companies, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. The company operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL (natural gas liquids) & Petchem Services, and Other segments. It owns and operates natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the offshore Gulf of Mexico through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to the New York City metropolitan area. The company also owns and operates a natural gas pipeline system extending from the San Juan basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to a point on the Canadian border near Sumas, Washington; gulfstream natural gas pipeline system extending from the Mobile Bay area in Alabama to markets in Florida; and constitution pipeline that would connect its gathering system in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to the Iroquois Gas Transmission and Tennessee Gas Pipeline systems in New York. In addition, it provides natural gas gathering, treating, processing, and compression; NGL production, fractionation, storage, marketing, and transportation; deepwater production handling and crude oil transportation; and olefin production services, as well as transports and stores natural gas to local natural gas distribution companies, municipal utilities, direct industrial users, electric power generators, and natural gas marketers and producers. Further, the company extracts, fractionates, treats, stores, and sells ethane/ethylene, propane, propylene, normal butane, isobutene, alky feedstock, and condensate. Additionally, it provides construction management services for third parties. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned and operated approximately 13,600 miles of pipelines. The Williams Companies, Inc. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Gilead Sciences Inc., a research-based biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes medicines in areas of unmet medical needs in North America, South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The company’s products include Genvoya, Stribild, Complera/Eviplera, Atripla, Truvada, Viread, Emtriva, Tybost, and Vitekta for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adults; and Harvoni, Sovaldi, Viread, and Hepsera products for the treatment of liver diseases. It also offers Zydelig, a PI3K delta inhibitor, in combination with rituximab, for the treatment of certain blood cancers; Letairis, an endothelin receptor antagonist for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension; Ranexa, a tablet used for the treatment of chronic angina; Lexiscan/Rapiscan injection for use as a pharmacologic stress agent in radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging; Cayston, an inhaled antibiotic for the treatment of respiratory systems in cystic fibrosis patients; and Tamiflu, an oral antiviral capsule for the treatment and prevention of influenza A and B. In addition, the company provides other products, such as AmBisome, an antifungal agent to treat serious invasive fungal infections; and Macugen, an anti-angiogenic oligonucleotide to treat neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Further, it has product candidates in various stages of development for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and liver diseases, such as hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus; inflammation/oncology; serious cardiovascular; and respiratory conditions, as well as diabetic nephropathy and ebola. The company markets its products through its commercial teams and/or in conjunction with third-party distributors and corporate partners. Gilead Sciences Inc. has collaboration agreements with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Janssen R&D Ireland, Japan Tobacco Inc., and Galapagos NV. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Foster City, California.

Halliburton Company (HAL) shares were up in last trading by 3.32% to $56.62. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.93% over the past week and grew 3.02% in the past month. It is currently trading 6.85% above its 50 day moving average and 24.17% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.63% decrease in value from its one year high of $56.98. The RSI indicator value of 60.62, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products to the upstream oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company’s Completion and Production segment offers production enhancement services, including stimulation and sand control services; and cementing services, such as bonding the well, well casing, and casing equipment. It also provides completion tools that offer downhole solutions and services, including well completion products and services, intelligent well completions, liner hanger systems, sand control systems, and service tools; pressure control services comprising coiled tubing, hydraulic workover units, and downhole tools; and pipeline and process services, such as pre-commissioning and maintenance, subsea pipeline, conventional pipeline, and process services. In addition, this segment offers oilfield production and completion chemicals and services; electrical submersible pumps and progressive cavity pumps; and installation, maintenance, repair, and testing services. The company’s Drilling and Evaluation segment provides drilling fluid systems, performance additives, completion fluids, solids control, specialized testing equipment, and waste management services; and drilling systems and services. It also offers wireline and perforating services that include open-hole logging, cased-hole and slickline, borehole seismic, and formation and reservoir solutions; and drill bits and services comprising roller cone rock bits, fixed cutter bits, hole enlargement, and related downhole tools and services, as well as coring equipment and services. In addition, this segment offers integrated exploration, drilling, and production software, as well as related professional and data management services; testing and subsea services, such as acquisition and analysis of reservoir information and optimization solutions; and oilfield project management and integrated solutions. Halliburton Company was founded in 1919 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

Momentum Stocks in Focus: The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF)

The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) managed to rebound with the stock declining 0% or $0 to close the day at $28.21 on light trading volume of 9.47M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9M. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74172 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas pipelines group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 54.72%, compared to the industry which has advanced 52.09% over the same period. With RSI of 36.64, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $32.14, making it a hold for now.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. The company operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL (natural gas liquids) & Petchem Services, and Other segments. It owns and operates natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the offshore Gulf of Mexico through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to the New York City metropolitan area. The company also owns and operates a natural gas pipeline system extending from the San Juan basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to a point on the Canadian border near Sumas, Washington; gulfstream natural gas pipeline system extending from the Mobile Bay area in Alabama to markets in Florida; and constitution pipeline that would connect its gathering system in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to the Iroquois Gas Transmission and Tennessee Gas Pipeline systems in New York. In addition, it provides natural gas gathering, treating, processing, and compression; NGL production, fractionation, storage, marketing, and transportation; deepwater production handling and crude oil transportation; and olefin production services, as well as transports and stores natural gas to local natural gas distribution companies, municipal utilities, direct industrial users, electric power generators, and natural gas marketers and producers. Further, the company extracts, fractionates, treats, stores, and sells ethane/ethylene, propane, propylene, normal butane, isobutene, alky feedstock, and condensate. Additionally, it provides construction management services for third parties. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned and operated approximately 13,600 miles of pipelines. The Williams Companies, Inc. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) retreated with the stock falling -0.56% or $-0.49 to close at $86.96 on light trading volume of 9.36M compared its three months average trading volume of 9.45M. 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 16.01% up for the period and up by 4.24% so far this year. With price target of $89.59 and a 19.01% 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.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.57% or $0.05 to close the day at $8.78 on higher than average trading volume of 9.28M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 14.42M. The Cleveland Ohio 44114 based company has been outperforming the industrial metals & minerals companies by 43.9128% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 4.4% YTD, versus the industrial metals & minerals industry which is up 15.72% for the same period. The RSI of 49.19 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., a mining and natural resources company, produces and supplies iron ore. The company operates five iron ore mines in Michigan and Minnesota; and Koolyanobbing iron ore mining complex located in Western Australia, which produces lump and fines iron ore. It also own two iron ore mines in Eastern Canada. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. sells its iron products to integrated steel companies and steel producers in the United States, China, Canada, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.