Stocks Trend Analysis: Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN), Deere & Company (DE), Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW)

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.77% or $0.58 to close the day at $76.25 on light trading volume of 4.88M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.43M. The Dallas Texas 75243 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – broad line group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 47.39%, compared to the industry which has advanced 48.23% over the same period. With RSI of 56.44, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $81.46, making it a hold for now.

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing. The Analog segment offers high volume analog and logic products for automotive safety devices, touch screen controllers, low voltage motor drivers, and integrated motor controllers; and power management products that include catalog and application-specific standard products to enhance the efficiency of powered devices using battery management solutions, portable power conversion devices, power supply controls, and point-of-load products. This segment also provides high performance analog products, such as high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products, and precision products; and silicon valley analog products, including power management, data converter, interface, and operational amplifier catalog analog products that are used in manufacturing various electronic systems. The Embedded Processing segment offers microcontroller products, which are systems with a processor core, memory, and peripherals to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment; processor products comprising digital signal and applications processors; and connectivity products consisting of electronic devices to connect and transfer data. The company also provides DLP products primarily used in projectors to create high-definition images; application-specific integrated circuits; calculators; and baseband products, as well as OMAP applications processors and connectivity products. It markets and sells its products through a direct sales force and distributors. Texas Instruments Incorporated was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Deere & Company (DE) grew with the stock adding 0.05% or $0.05 to close at $109.17 on active trading volume of 4.76M compared its three months average trading volume of 3M. The Moline Illinois 61265 based company operating under the Farm & Construction Machinery industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 39.76% up for the period and up by 5.95% so far this year. With price target of $102.63 and a 48.76% rebound from 52-week low, Deere & Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Deere & Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. The company’s Agriculture and Turf segment provides agriculture and turf equipment, and related service parts, including large, medium, and utility tractors; loaders; combines, cotton pickers and strippers, and sugarcane harvesters; related front-end harvesting equipment; sugarcane loaders and pull-behind scrapers; and tillage, seeding, and application equipment, including sprayers, nutrient management, and soil preparation machinery. This segment also provides hay and forage equipment comprising self-propelled forage harvesters and attachments, balers, and mowers; turf and utility equipment, including riding lawn equipment and walk-behind mowers, golf course equipment, utility vehicles, and commercial mowing equipment, as well as associated implements; integrated agricultural management systems technology and solutions; and other outdoor power products. Its Construction and Forestry segment provides backhoe loaders; crawler dozers and loaders; four-wheel-drive loaders; excavators; motor graders; articulated dump trucks; landscape loaders; skid-steer loaders; and log skidders, feller bunchers, log loaders, log forwarders, log harvesters, and related attachments that are used in construction, earthmoving, material handling, and timber harvesting applications. The company’s Financial Services segment finances sales and leases of new and used agriculture and turf equipment, and construction and forestry equipment. This segment also provides wholesale financing to dealers of the foregoing equipment; finances retail revolving charge accounts; and offers extended equipment warranties. The company markets its products primarily through independent retail dealer networks and retail outlets. Deere & Company was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in Moline, Illinois.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.77% or $-0.59 to close the day at $76.32 on lower than average trading volume of 4.68M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.84M. The Mooresville North Carolina 28117 based company has been outperforming the home improvement stores companies by 10.9367% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 7.84% YTD, versus the home improvement stores industry which is up 6.12% for the same period. The RSI of 66.86 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Centene Corporation (CNC), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN), CMS Energy Corporation (CMS)

Centene Corporation (CNC) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.43% or $1 to close the day at $70.93 on light trading volume of 1.69M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.82M. The St. Louis Missouri 63105 based company has been outperforming the health care plans group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 28.61%, compared to the industry which has advanced 16.58% over the same period. With RSI of 78.59, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $77.76, making it a hold for now.

Centene Corporation operates as a diversified and multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides programs and services to under-insured and uninsured individuals in the United States. It operates through two segments, Managed Care and Specialty Services. The Managed Care segment offers Medicaid and Medicaid-related health plan coverage to individuals through government subsidized programs, including Medicaid, the State children’s health insurance program, long-term care, foster care, and dual-eligible individual, as well as aged, blind, or disabled programs. Its health plans include primary and specialty physician care, inpatient and outpatient hospital care, emergency and urgent care, prenatal care, laboratory and x-ray services, home health and durable medical equipment, behavioral health and substance abuse, 24-hour nurse advice line, transportation assistance, vision care, dental care, immunizations, prescriptions and limited over-the-counter drugs, specialty pharmacy, therapies, social work services, and care coordination. The Specialty Services segment provides pharmacy benefits management services; health, triage, wellness, and disease management services; vision services; dental services; correctional healthcare services; in-home health services; and integrated long-term care services, as well as care management software that automate the clinical, administrative, and technical components of care management programs. This segment offers its services and products to state programs, healthcare organizations, employer groups, and other commercial organizations. The company provides its services through primary and specialty care physicians, hospitals, and ancillary providers. Centene Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) climbed 0.16% during last trading as the stock added $0.12 to finish the day at $75.64 with about 4M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.45M. The $75.74B market cap company, which fluctuated between $75.3 and $75.64 during the day, currently situated 51.7% above its 52 week low of $51.31 and -4.8% away from its one year high of $79.47. The RSI of 52.44 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing. The Analog segment offers high volume analog and logic products for automotive safety devices, touch screen controllers, low voltage motor drivers, and integrated motor controllers; and power management products that include catalog and application-specific standard products to enhance the efficiency of powered devices using battery management solutions, portable power conversion devices, power supply controls, and point-of-load products. This segment also provides high performance analog products, such as high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products, and precision products; and silicon valley analog products, including power management, data converter, interface, and operational amplifier catalog analog products that are used in manufacturing various electronic systems. The Embedded Processing segment offers microcontroller products, which are systems with a processor core, memory, and peripherals to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment; processor products comprising digital signal and applications processors; and connectivity products consisting of electronic devices to connect and transfer data. The company also provides DLP products primarily used in projectors to create high-definition images; application-specific integrated circuits; calculators; and baseband products, as well as OMAP applications processors and connectivity products. It markets and sells its products through a direct sales force and distributors. Texas Instruments Incorporated was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) saw its value decrease by -0.81% as the stock dropped $-0.35 to finish the day at a closing price of $42.78. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $38.32-$46.25 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $42.63 to $43.1 during the day, are up by 8.47% in the past three months and up by 1% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.39% above its 20 day moving average and 3.16% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $44.77 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 61.33. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. It operates through three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises. The Electric Utility segment engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity. It generates electricity through fossil-fuel-fired plants, as well as renewable energy and nuclear sources. This segment’s transmission and distribution system includes 214 miles of transmission overhead lines; 188 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 4 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 4,430 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 19 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 56,067 miles of electric distribution overhead lines; 10,532 miles of underground distribution lines; and substations. The Gas Utility segment is involved in the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas. This segment’s gas transmission, storage, and distribution system comprises 1,670 miles of transmission lines; 15 gas storage fields; 27,920 miles of distribution mains; and 8 compressor stations. The Enterprises segment engages in the independent power production and marketing activities; and development of renewable generation. As of December 31, 2016, this segment had ownership interests in independent power plants totaling 1,177 megawatts. The company also operates an industrial bank providing unsecured consumer installment loans for financing home improvements. It serves 1.8 million electric customers and 1.8 million gas customers, including residential, commercial, and diversified industrial customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. CMS Energy Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan.

 

Stocks on the Move: Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN), Johnson Controls International plc (JCI)

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.16% or $0.12 to close the day at $75.15 on active trading volume of 6.34M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.44M. The Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103 based company has been outperforming the entertainment – diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 36.37%, compared to the industry which has advanced 32.29% over the same period. With RSI of 65.35, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $82.39, making it a hold for now.

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

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) fell -0.19% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.14 to finish the day at $75.16 with about 6.29M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.46M. The $75.26B market cap company, which fluctuated between $74.52 and $75.66 during the day, currently situated 54.98% above its 52 week low of $51.14 and -5.4% away from its one year high of $79.47. The RSI of 49.81 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing. The Analog segment offers high volume analog and logic products for automotive safety devices, touch screen controllers, low voltage motor drivers, and integrated motor controllers; and power management products that include catalog and application-specific standard products to enhance the efficiency of powered devices using battery management solutions, portable power conversion devices, power supply controls, and point-of-load products. This segment also provides high performance analog products, such as high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products, and precision products; and silicon valley analog products, including power management, data converter, interface, and operational amplifier catalog analog products that are used in manufacturing various electronic systems. The Embedded Processing segment offers microcontroller products, which are systems with a processor core, memory, and peripherals to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment; processor products comprising digital signal and applications processors; and connectivity products consisting of electronic devices to connect and transfer data. The company also provides DLP products primarily used in projectors to create high-definition images; application-specific integrated circuits; calculators; and baseband products, as well as OMAP applications processors and connectivity products. It markets and sells its products through a direct sales force and distributors. Texas Instruments Incorporated was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) saw its value increase by 1.31% as the stock gained $0.54 to finish the day at a closing price of $41.85. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $33.01-$48.97 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $41.17 to $42.07 during the day, are down by -3.99% in the past three months and down by -5.39% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.66% below its 20 day moving average and -2.85% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $49.95 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 41.9. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

 

Stocks Under Review: Mylan N.V. (MYL), Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN)

Mylan N.V. (MYL) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.51% or $-0.2 to close the day at $39.19 on active trading volume of 5.93M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.44M. The Hatfield Hertfordshire EN6 1AG based company has been underperforming the drugs – generic group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -22.76%, compared to the industry which has dropped -3.74% over the same period. With RSI of 60.91, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $49.84, making it a hold for now.

Mylan N.V., together with its subsidiaries, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, and distributes generic, branded generic, and specialty pharmaceuticals worldwide. The company provides generic or branded generic pharmaceutical products in tablet, capsule, injectable, transdermal patch, gel, cream, or ointment forms, as well as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). It is also involved in the development of APIs with non-infringing processes for internal use and to partner with manufacturers; and manufacture and sale of injectable products in antineoplastics, anti-infectives, anesthesia/pain management, and cardiovascular therapeutic areas. In addition, the company produces finished dosage form and oral solid dose products; and offers antiretroviral therapies to third parties. Further, it manufactures and sells branded specialty injectable and nebulized products comprising EpiPen Auto-Injector to treat severe allergic reactions; Perforomist Inhalation Solution, a formoterol fumarate inhalation solution for the maintenance treatment of bronchoconstriction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder patients; and ULTIVA, an analgesic agent used during the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia for inpatient and outpatient procedures. It sells generic pharmaceutical products to proprietary and ethical pharmaceutical wholesalers and distributors, group purchasing organizations, drug store chains, independent pharmacies, drug manufacturers, institutions, and public and governmental agencies; and specialty pharmaceuticals to pharmaceutical wholesalers and distributors, pharmacies, and healthcare institutions. Mylan N.V. has a collaboration agreement with Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to develop, manufacture, and commercialize Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s biosimilar candidates. The company was formerly known as New Moon B.V. Mylan N.V. was founded in 1961 and is based in Hertfordshire, the United Kingdom.

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) grew with the stock adding 0.19% or $0.12 to close at $64.32 on active trading volume of 5.9M compared its three months average trading volume of 11.22M. The Kenilworth New Jersey 07033 based company operating under the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 35.06% up for the period and up by 9.26% so far this year. With price target of $0 and a 38.41% rebound from 52-week low, Merck & Co., Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.3% or $-0.23 to close the day at $75.95 on higher than average trading volume of 5.86M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.43M. The Dallas Texas 75243 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – broad line companies by 10.6366% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 4.74% YTD, versus the semiconductor – broad line industry which is up 7.1% for the same period. The RSI of 54.33 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing. The Analog segment offers high volume analog and logic products for automotive safety devices, touch screen controllers, low voltage motor drivers, and integrated motor controllers; and power management products that include catalog and application-specific standard products to enhance the efficiency of powered devices using battery management solutions, portable power conversion devices, power supply controls, and point-of-load products. This segment also provides high performance analog products, such as high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products, and precision products; and silicon valley analog products, including power management, data converter, interface, and operational amplifier catalog analog products that are used in manufacturing various electronic systems. The Embedded Processing segment offers microcontroller products, which are systems with a processor core, memory, and peripherals to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment; processor products comprising digital signal and applications processors; and connectivity products consisting of electronic devices to connect and transfer data. The company also provides DLP products primarily used in projectors to create high-definition images; application-specific integrated circuits; calculators; and baseband products, as well as OMAP applications processors and connectivity products. It markets and sells its products through a direct sales force and distributors. Texas Instruments Incorporated was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

 

Stocks In Action: Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN), Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG) traded within a range of $36.21 to $36.92 after opening the day at $36.31. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 2.75% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.87% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $36.47 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -3.53% below its 52 week high of $37.95 and 106.05% above its 12-month low of $18.04. The shares are up by over 39.36% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 54.27 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Citizens Bank, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania that provide retail and commercial banking products and services in the United States. It operates through two segments, Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking. The Consumer Banking segment focuses on retail customers and small businesses with traditional banking products and services, including checking, savings, home loans, student loans, credit cards, business loans, and financial management services. This segment also provides indirect auto finance for new and used vehicles through auto dealerships. The Commercial Banking segment provides various financial products and solutions, including loans, leases, trade financing, deposits, cash management, foreign exchange, interest rate risk management, corporate finance, and capital markets advisory capabilities. It focuses on small and middle-market companies, and serves government banking, not-for-profit, healthcare, technology, asset finance, franchise finance, asset-based lending, commercial real estate, private equity, and sponsor finance industries. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated through 1,200 branches in 11 states across the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest regions, as well as online, telephone, and mobile banking platforms. It also maintains approximately 100 retail and commercial non-branch offices located in its banking footprint and in other states, and the District of Columbia. The company was formerly known as RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. and changed its name to Citizens Financial Group, Inc. in April 2014. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. was founded in 1828 and is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.37% or $-0.28 to close the day at $76.22 on light trading volume of 4.6M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.47M. The Dallas Texas 75243 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – broad line group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 56.73%, compared to the industry which has advanced 49.46% over the same period. With RSI of 56.39, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $81.46, making it a hold for now.

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing. The Analog segment offers high volume analog and logic products for automotive safety devices, touch screen controllers, low voltage motor drivers, and integrated motor controllers; and power management products that include catalog and application-specific standard products to enhance the efficiency of powered devices using battery management solutions, portable power conversion devices, power supply controls, and point-of-load products. This segment also provides high performance analog products, such as high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products, and precision products; and silicon valley analog products, including power management, data converter, interface, and operational amplifier catalog analog products that are used in manufacturing various electronic systems. The Embedded Processing segment offers microcontroller products, which are systems with a processor core, memory, and peripherals to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment; processor products comprising digital signal and applications processors; and connectivity products consisting of electronic devices to connect and transfer data. The company also provides DLP products primarily used in projectors to create high-definition images; application-specific integrated circuits; calculators; and baseband products, as well as OMAP applications processors and connectivity products. It markets and sells its products through a direct sales force and distributors. Texas Instruments Incorporated was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) dropped $-0.41 to close the day at a new closing price of $92.87, a -0.44% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 59.16% above its 52 week low of $60.51. A total of 4.6M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.87M. The stock, which fluctuated between $92.43 and $93.12 during the day, currently situated -6.63% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.69% in the past one month and up by 15.22% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $92.91 and RSI of 43.18, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Newell Brands Inc. (NWL), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN), The Southern Company (SO)

Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) grew with the stock adding 0.76% or $0.36 to close at $47.81 on active trading volume of 4.52M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.11M. The Atlanta Georgia 30328 based company operating under the Housewares & Accessories industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 34.16% up for the period and up by 7.08% so far this year. With price target of $57.31 and a 46.14% rebound from 52-week low, Newell Brands Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Newell Brands Inc. designs, sources, and distributes consumer and commercial products worldwide. The company offers markers and highlighters, pens, and pencils; art products; activity-based adhesive and cutting products; fine writing instruments; and labeling solutions under the Sharpie, Paper Mate, Expo, Prismacolor, Mr.Sketch, Elmer’s, X-Acto, Parker, Waterman, and Dymo Office brands. It also provides indoor/outdoor organization, food storage, and home storage products; durable beverage containers; gourmet cookware, bakeware, and cutlery; and hair care accessories under the Rubbermaid, Contigo, Bubba, Calphalon, and Goody brands; and home fragrance products under the WoodWick Candle brand. In addition, the company offers hand and power tool accessories, industrial band saw blades, tools for HVAC systems, and industrial label makers and printers under Irwin, Lenox, Hilmor, and Dymo Industrial brands; cleaning and refuse products, hygiene systems, and material handling solutions under the Rubbermaid Commercial Products brand names; and infant and juvenile products, such as car seats, strollers, highchairs, and playards directly under the Graco, Baby Jogger, Aprica, and Teutonia brands. Further, it provides branded consumer products, consumables, and household staples under the Yankee Candle, Waddington, Ball, Diamond, First Alert, NUK, and Pine Mountain brands; kitchen appliances and home environment products under the Crock-Pot, FoodSaver, Holmes, Mr. Coffee, Oster, Rainbow, and Sunbeam brands; products for outdoor and outdoor-related activities under the Coleman, Jostens, Berkley, Shakespeare, Rawlings, Völkl, K2, and Marmot brands; and plastic products, including closures, contact lens packaging, medical disposables, plastic cutlery, and rigid packaging under the Jarden name. The company was formerly known as Newell Rubbermaid Inc. and changed its name to Newell Brands Inc. in April 2016. The company was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) dropped $-0.38 to close the day at a new closing price of $75.89, a -0.5% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 58.53% above its 52 week low of $49.1. A total of 4.43M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.54M. The stock, which fluctuated between $75.34 and $76.1 during the day, currently situated -4.48% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.79% in the past one month and up by 10.79% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $81.18 and RSI of 55.48, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing. The Analog segment offers high volume analog and logic products for automotive safety devices, touch screen controllers, low voltage motor drivers, and integrated motor controllers; and power management products that include catalog and application-specific standard products to enhance the efficiency of powered devices using battery management solutions, portable power conversion devices, power supply controls, and point-of-load products. This segment also provides high performance analog products, such as high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products, and precision products; and silicon valley analog products, including power management, data converter, interface, and operational amplifier catalog analog products that are used in manufacturing various electronic systems. The Embedded Processing segment offers microcontroller products, which are systems with a processor core, memory, and peripherals to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment; processor products comprising digital signal and applications processors; and connectivity products consisting of electronic devices to connect and transfer data. The company also provides DLP products primarily used in projectors to create high-definition images; application-specific integrated circuits; calculators; and baseband products, as well as OMAP applications processors and connectivity products. It markets and sells its products through a direct sales force and distributors. Texas Instruments Incorporated was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

The Southern Company (SO) shares were up in last trading by 0.89% to $48.98. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.72% over the past week and fell -0.12% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.04% above its 50 day moving average and -1.66% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -8.34% decrease in value from its one year high of $54.64. The RSI indicator value of 54.11, 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.

 

Trader Alert: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN), Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ)

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) retreated with the stock falling -1.64% or $-0.23 to close at $13.78 on light trading volume of 10.16M compared its three months average trading volume of 14.81M. The Columbus Ohio 43287 based company operating under the Regional – Midwest Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 67.09% up for the period and up by 4.24% so far this year. With price target of $14.8 and a 78.23% rebound from 52-week low, Huntington Bancshares Incorporated has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated operates as a holding company for The Huntington National Bank that provides commercial, small business, consumer, and mortgage banking services. The company’s Retail and Business Banking segment offers financial products and services, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, consumer loans, and small business loans; and investments, insurance, interest rate risk protection, and foreign exchange and treasury management services. Its Commercial Banking segment provides corporate risk management and institutional sales, trading, and underwriting services; commercial property and casualty, employee benefits, personal lines, life and disability, and specialty lines of insurance; and brokerage and agency services for residential and commercial title insurance, as well as excess and surplus product lines of insurance. The company’s Automobile Finance and Commercial Real Estate segment offers financing for the purchase of vehicles; financing the acquisition of new and used vehicle inventory of franchised automotive dealerships; and financing for land, buildings, and other commercial real estate owned or constructed by real estate developers, automobile dealerships, or other customers. Its Regional Banking and The Huntington Private Client Group segment provides deposits, lending, and other banking services; wealth management services, and retirement plan and corporate trust services; and brokerage, annuities, advisory, and other investment products. The company’s Home Lending segment offers consumer loans and mortgages. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated also provides equipment leasing; and online, mobile, and telephone banking services. The company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) dropped $-1.23 to close the day at a new closing price of $78.03, a -1.55% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 61.97% above its 52 week low of $49.1. A total of 9.74M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.37M. The stock, which fluctuated between $77.74 and $79.45 during the day, currently situated -1.81% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.22% in the past one month and up by 9.61% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $81.18 and RSI of 64.12, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing. The Analog segment offers high volume analog and logic products for automotive safety devices, touch screen controllers, low voltage motor drivers, and integrated motor controllers; and power management products that include catalog and application-specific standard products to enhance the efficiency of powered devices using battery management solutions, portable power conversion devices, power supply controls, and point-of-load products. This segment also provides high performance analog products, such as high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products, and precision products; and silicon valley analog products, including power management, data converter, interface, and operational amplifier catalog analog products that are used in manufacturing various electronic systems. The Embedded Processing segment offers microcontroller products, which are systems with a processor core, memory, and peripherals to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment; processor products comprising digital signal and applications processors; and connectivity products consisting of electronic devices to connect and transfer data. The company also provides DLP products primarily used in projectors to create high-definition images; application-specific integrated circuits; calculators; and baseband products, as well as OMAP applications processors and connectivity products. It markets and sells its products through a direct sales force and distributors. Texas Instruments Incorporated was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ) shares were down in last trading by -0.92% to $44.2. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.21% over the past week and fell -1.45% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.49% above its 50 day moving average and 1.92% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.34% decrease in value from its one year high of $46.4. The RSI indicator value of 46.77, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: CA, Inc. (CA), Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN)

CA, Inc. (CA) fell -4.98% during last trading as the stock lost $-1.64 to finish the day at $31.31 with about 8.25M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.45M. The $13.07B market cap company, which fluctuated between $30.92 and $32.01 during the day, currently situated 23.75% above its 52 week low of $26.86 and -9.1% away from its one year high of $34.99. The RSI of 37.45 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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.

Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) gained $0.3 to close the day at a new closing price of $41, a 0.74% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 1.41% above its 52 week low of $40.43. A total of 8.17M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.28M. The stock, which fluctuated between $40.81 and $41.48 during the day, currently situated -25.75% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -4.14% in the past one month and down by -24.83% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $48.29 and RSI of 37.82, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Nielsen Holdings plc operates as an information and measurement company. The company provides media and marketing information, analytics, and manufacturer and retailer expertise about what and where consumers buy, read, watch and listen. Its Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. This segment provides data on retail measurement services, such as market share and competitive sales volumes; insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising, and promotion; consumer panel measurement, which offers insight into shopper behavior and customer segmentation; and consumer intelligence and analytical services for decision making in development and marketing cycles. The company’s Watch segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries for television, radio, digital and mobile viewing, and listening platforms. It offers television audience measurement services, including more than one screen, unduplicated reach, cause and effect analysis, and program viewing behavior testing; audio audience measurement services; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement services comprising measurement and consumer research for telecom and media companies; and advertiser solutions. The company was formerly known as Nielsen N.V. and changed its name to Nielsen Holdings plc in August 2015. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Oxford, the United Kingdom.

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) had a active trading with around 8.11M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.31M. The stock traded between $77.19 and $78.72 before closing at the price of $78.58 with 1.95% change on the day. The Dallas Texas 75243 based company is currently trading 63.11% above its 52 week low of $49.1 and 1.63% above its 52 week high of $78.72. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 71.84 and $76.37 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing. The Analog segment offers high volume analog and logic products for automotive safety devices, touch screen controllers, low voltage motor drivers, and integrated motor controllers; and power management products that include catalog and application-specific standard products to enhance the efficiency of powered devices using battery management solutions, portable power conversion devices, power supply controls, and point-of-load products. This segment also provides high performance analog products, such as high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products, and precision products; and silicon valley analog products, including power management, data converter, interface, and operational amplifier catalog analog products that are used in manufacturing various electronic systems. The Embedded Processing segment offers microcontroller products, which are systems with a processor core, memory, and peripherals to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment; processor products comprising digital signal and applications processors; and connectivity products consisting of electronic devices to connect and transfer data. The company also provides DLP products primarily used in projectors to create high-definition images; application-specific integrated circuits; calculators; and baseband products, as well as OMAP applications processors and connectivity products. It markets and sells its products through a direct sales force and distributors. Texas Instruments Incorporated was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

 

Stocks In Queue: Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN), Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY)

Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM) climbed 0.45% during last trading as the stock added $0.16 to finish the day at $36.04 with about 8.58M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.21M. The $19.07B market cap company, which fluctuated between $35.83 and $36.92 during the day, currently situated 114.44% above its 52 week low of $18.18 and -21.61% away from its one year high of $46.07. The RSI of 61.52 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Newmont Mining Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the mining industry. The company primarily acquires, develops, explores for, and produces gold. It also explores for silver and copper properties. The company’s operations and/or assets are located in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, and Suriname. As of December 31, 2015, it had proven and probable gold reserves of 73.7 million ounces and an aggregate land position of approximately 20,000 square miles. The company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) gained $1.35 to close the day at a new closing price of $77.08, a 1.78% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 60% above its 52 week low of $49.1. A total of 8.45M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.28M. The stock, which fluctuated between $75.91 and $77.32 during the day, currently situated 1.77% above its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.92% in the past one month and up by 10.97% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $76.37 and RSI of 66.31, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing. The Analog segment offers high volume analog and logic products for automotive safety devices, touch screen controllers, low voltage motor drivers, and integrated motor controllers; and power management products that include catalog and application-specific standard products to enhance the efficiency of powered devices using battery management solutions, portable power conversion devices, power supply controls, and point-of-load products. This segment also provides high performance analog products, such as high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products, and precision products; and silicon valley analog products, including power management, data converter, interface, and operational amplifier catalog analog products that are used in manufacturing various electronic systems. The Embedded Processing segment offers microcontroller products, which are systems with a processor core, memory, and peripherals to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment; processor products comprising digital signal and applications processors; and connectivity products consisting of electronic devices to connect and transfer data. The company also provides DLP products primarily used in projectors to create high-definition images; application-specific integrated circuits; calculators; and baseband products, as well as OMAP applications processors and connectivity products. It markets and sells its products through a direct sales force and distributors. Texas Instruments Incorporated was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY) had a active trading with around 8.41M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.3M. The stock traded between $10.18 and $10.31 before closing at the price of $10.26 with 0.1% change on the day. The New York New York 10036 based company is currently trading 29.57% above its 52 week low of $9.11 and -4.05% below its 52 week high of $11.29. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 58.31 and $10.5 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. owns a portfolio of real estate related investments in the United States. It invests in various types of agency mortgage-backed securities and related derivatives to hedge these investments; and residential credit investments, such as credit risk transfer securities and non-agency mortgage-backed securities. The company also acquires, finances, and manages commercial loans and other commercial real estate debt, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and other commercial real estate-related assets. In addition, it engages in corporate middle market lending transactions; and operates as a broker-dealer. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT). As a REIT, it is not subject to federal income tax to the extent that it distributes its taxable income to its shareholders. Annaly Capital Management, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in New York, New York.

 

Trader’s Round Up: NIKE, Inc. (NKE), Coty Inc. (COTY), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN)

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) grew with the stock adding 0.08% or $0.04 to close at $53.24 on light trading volume of 6.89M compared its three months average trading volume of 9.33M. The Beaverton Oregon 97005 based company operating under the Textile – Apparel Footwear & Accessories industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -11.5% down for the period and up by 4.74% so far this year. With price target of $62 and a 9.02% rebound from 52-week low, NIKE, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Coty Inc. (COTY) dropped $-0.26 to close the day at a new closing price of $18.76, a -1.37% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 5.28% above its 52 week low of $17.94. A total of 6.94M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.1M. The stock, which fluctuated between $18.66 and $19.08 during the day, currently situated -39.64% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.48% in the past one month and down by -19.22% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $21.27 and RSI of 48.73, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Coty Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes beauty products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Fragrances, Color Cosmetics, Skin & Body Care, and Brazil Acquisition. It offers fragrances under the Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Davidoff, Chloé, Balenciaga, Beyoncé, Bottega Veneta, Guess?, Katy Perry, Miu Miu, and Roberto Cavalli brand names. The company also provides lip, eye, nail, and facial color products under the Bourjois, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, and OPI brands. In addition, it offers shower gels, deodorants, skin care, and sun treatment products under the adidas, Lancaster, philosophy, and Playboy brand names; and hair straighteners, hair dryers, curlers, and hair brushes; and spray, serum, cream, and foam product lines to curl, fix, protect, shine, straighten, and volumize hair. The company also markets its products under the Astor, Coty, Joop!, Jovan, Manhattan, and N.Y.C. New York Color brands. It sells its products through retailers, including hypermarkets, supermarkets, independent and chain drug stores and pharmacies, upscale perfumeries, upscale and mid-tier department stores, nail salons, specialty retailers, duty-free shops and traditional food, and drug and mass retailers. Coty Inc. was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) shares were up in last trading by 1.31% to $75.73. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.97% over the past week and grew 2.28% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.74% above its 50 day moving average and 13.9% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a 0.57% increase in value from its one year high of $75.74. The RSI indicator value of 60.64, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing. The Analog segment offers high volume analog and logic products for automotive safety devices, touch screen controllers, low voltage motor drivers, and integrated motor controllers; and power management products that include catalog and application-specific standard products to enhance the efficiency of powered devices using battery management solutions, portable power conversion devices, power supply controls, and point-of-load products. This segment also provides high performance analog products, such as high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products, and precision products; and silicon valley analog products, including power management, data converter, interface, and operational amplifier catalog analog products that are used in manufacturing various electronic systems. The Embedded Processing segment offers microcontroller products, which are systems with a processor core, memory, and peripherals to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment; processor products comprising digital signal and applications processors; and connectivity products consisting of electronic devices to connect and transfer data. The company also provides DLP products primarily used in projectors to create high-definition images; application-specific integrated circuits; calculators; and baseband products, as well as OMAP applications processors and connectivity products. It markets and sells its products through a direct sales force and distributors. Texas Instruments Incorporated was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.