Worth Watching Stocks: Union Pacific Corporation (UNP), United Technologies Corporation (UTX), Apache Corporation (APA)

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) saw its value decrease by -0.36% as the stock dropped $-0.39 to finish the day at a closing price of $109.39. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $77.07-$111.38 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $108.5 to $110 during the day, are up by 11.03% in the past three months and up by 17.04% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.07% above its 20 day moving average and 3.47% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $112.82 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 60.92.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive products, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash. The company also provides transportation services for coal, petroleum coke, and biomass; industrial products consisting of construction products, minerals, consumer goods, metals, lumber, paper, and other miscellaneous products; and intermodal import and export container traffic. Its rail network includes 32,070 route miles linking the Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and Eastern United States gateways. Union Pacific Corporation was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

United Technologies Corporation (UTX) shares were up in last trading by 0.14% to $112.07. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.4% over the past week and grew 2.1% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.23% above its 50 day moving average and 7.88% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.08% decrease in value from its one year high of $112.83. The RSI indicator value of 62.8, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. Its Otis segment designs, manufactures, sells, and installs passenger and freight elevators, escalators, and moving walkways; and offers modernization products to upgrade elevators and escalators, as well as maintenance and repair services. The company’s UTC Climate, Controls & Security segment provides heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration solutions, such as controls for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation applications. This segment offers electronic security products, including intruder alarms, access control systems, and video surveillance systems; fire safety products; and design, installation, systems integration, repair, maintenance, monitoring, and inspection services. Its Pratt & Whitney segment supplies aircraft engines for commercial, military, business jet, and general aviation markets; and provides aftermarket maintenance, repair, and overhaul, as well as fleet management services. The company’s UTC Aerospace Systems segment provides electric power generation, power management, and distribution systems; air data and aircraft sensing systems; engine control, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; engine components; environmental control systems; fire and ice detection, and protection systems; propeller systems; engine nacelle systems; aircraft lighting and seating, and cargo systems; actuation and landing systems; space products and subsystems; and aftermarket services. United Technologies Corporation offers its services through manufacturers’ representatives, distributors, wholesalers, dealers, retail outlets, and sales representatives, as well as directly to customers. United Technologies Corporation was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut.

Apache Corporation (APA) traded within a range of $54.96 to $55.98 after opening the day at $55.77. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -12.6% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.61% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $55.25 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -19.61% below its 52 week high of $69 and 55.72% above its 12-month low of $36.09. The shares are down by over -12.49% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 25.26 is bullish. They are not pointing to a rebound in the stock. We should get in as it looks to have found a bottom.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG), CarMax Inc. (KMX), Union Pacific Corporation (UNP)

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG) grew with the stock adding 0.94% or $0.45 to close at $48.5 on active trading volume of 2.54M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.52M. The Hartford Connecticut 06155 based company operating under the Property & Casualty Insurance industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 20.13% up for the period and up by 1.78% so far this year. With price target of $52.42 and a 25.88% rebound from 52-week low, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and financial services to individual and business customers in the United States. It operates through six segments: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Property & Casualty Other Operations, Group Benefits, Mutual Funds, and Talcott Resolution. The Commercial Lines segment offers workers’ compensation, property, automobile, liability, umbrella, marine, and livestock insurance, as well as customized insurance products and services, including general liability, professional liability, bond, and specialty casualty coverages. The Personal Lines segment provides automobile, homeowners, and personal umbrella coverages to individuals. The Property & Casualty Other Operations segment manages property and casualty insurance. The Group Benefits segment offers group life, accident and disability coverage, and group retiree health to employer groups, associations, and affinity groups; and disability underwriting, administration, claims processing, and reinsurance to other insurers and self-funded employer plans. The Mutual Funds segment provides investment products for retail and retirement accounts; and investment-management and administrative services, such as product design, implementation, and oversight, as well as the runoff of the mutual funds supporting the company’s variable annuity products. The Talcott Resolution segment engages in the U.S. annuity, institutional, and private-placement life insurance businesses. It has a research partnership with UCLA Anderson Forecast to understand the critical economic issue and other trends affecting small business. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. was founded in 1810 and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.

CarMax Inc. (KMX) gained $0.72 to close the day at a new closing price of $68.22, a 1.07% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 56.94% above its 52 week low of $42.09. A total of 1.31M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.04M. The stock, which fluctuated between $67.3 and $68.31 during the day, currently situated -0.93% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 1.56% in the past one month and up by 24.53% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $67.4 and RSI of 63.94, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) shares were up in last trading by 0.78% to $109.16. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.4% over the past week and grew 3.71% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.5% above its 50 day moving average and 15.58% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.99% decrease in value from its one year high of $111.38. The RSI indicator value of 61.16, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive products, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash. The company also provides transportation services for coal, petroleum coke, and biomass; industrial products consisting of construction products, minerals, consumer goods, metals, lumber, paper, and other miscellaneous products; and intermodal import and export container traffic. Its rail network includes 32,070 route miles linking the Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and Eastern United States gateways. Union Pacific Corporation was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

Stocks in Review: Union Pacific Corporation (UNP), Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN), Deere & Company (DE)

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) traded within a range of $107.71 to $108.49 after opening the day at $107.88. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.04% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.42% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $107.87 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -3.15% below its 52 week high of $111.38 and 50.34% above its 12-month low of $76.9. The shares are up by over 15.5% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 55.12 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive products, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash. The company also provides transportation services for coal, petroleum coke, and biomass; industrial products consisting of construction products, minerals, consumer goods, metals, lumber, paper, and other miscellaneous products; and intermodal import and export container traffic. Its rail network includes 32,070 route miles linking the Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and Eastern United States gateways. Union Pacific Corporation was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.99% or $0.4 to close the day at $40.88 on active trading volume of 2.77M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.71M. The San Mateo California 94403 based company has been outperforming the asset management group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 32.71%, compared to the industry which has advanced 39.46% over the same period. With RSI of 56.22, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $38.91, making it a hold for now.

Franklin Resources, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides its services to individuals, institutions, pension plans, trusts, and partnerships. It launches equity, fixed income, balanced, and multi-asset mutual funds through its subsidiaries. The firm invests in the public equity, fixed income, and alternative markets. Franklin Resources, Inc. was founded in 1947 and is based in San Mateo, California with an additional office in Hyderabad, India.

Deere & Company (DE) gained $1.12 to close the day at a new closing price of $110.24, a 1.03% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 50.8% above its 52 week low of $74.91. A total of 2.76M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.96M. The stock, which fluctuated between $109.15 and $110.39 during the day, currently situated 0.96% above its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.29% in the past one month and up by 23.05% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $102.63 and RSI of 72.25, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

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.

 

Momentum Stocks: TechnipFMC plc (FTI), Tesla, Inc. (TSLA), Union Pacific Corporation (UNP)

TechnipFMC plc (FTI) retreated with the stock falling -0.79% or $-0.25 to close at $31.22 on light trading volume of 3.92M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.29M. The London London & South East EC4M 8AP based company operating under the Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 35.86% up for the period and down by -12.13% so far this year. With price target of $35.91 and a 40% rebound from 52-week low, TechnipFMC plc has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

TechnipFMC plc provides technologies, systems, and services for oil and gas projects worldwide. It operates in three segments: Subsea, Onshore/Offshore, and Surface Projects. The Subsea segment offers products, such as trees, manifolds, controls, templates, flowline systems, umbilicals, and flexibles, as well as subsea processing products. This segment also provides subsea services, including drilling, installation, completion, and field services, as well as asset management, well intervention and IMR, ROVs, and manipulator system services; and services for subsea projects comprising front end to decommissioning, field architecture, integrated design, engineering, procurement, construction, and installation services. The Onshore/Offshore segment offers technical, technological, and project management services across fixed, floating, and onshore facilities, as well as offshore services. The Surface Projects segment provides drilling, completion, and production wellhead equipment, as well as chokes, compact valves, manifolds, and controls; treating iron, manifolds, and reciprocating pumps for stimulation and cementing; separation and flow-treatment systems; flow metering products and systems; marine, truck, and railcar loading systems; installation maintenance services; frac-stack, manifold rental, and operation services; and flowback and well testing services. The company is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) had a light trading with around 3.91M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.53M. The stock traded between $256.2 and $263.36 before closing at the price of $262.08 with 1.79% change on the day. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company is currently trading 85.81% above its 52 week low of $143.7 and -2.7% below its 52 week high of $269.34. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $240.94 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Tesla, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and stationary energy storage products in the United States, China, Norway, and internationally. The company primarily offers sedans and sport utility vehicles. It also offers electric vehicle powertrain components and systems to other manufacturers. The company sells its products through a network of Tesla stores and galleries, as well as through Internet. In addition, it designs, manufactures, installs, monitors, maintains, leases, and sells solar energy systems to government, residential, and commercial customers; and sells electricity generated by solar energy systems to customers. The company was formerly known as Tesla Motors, Inc. and changed its name to Tesla, Inc. in February 2017. Tesla, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) saw its value decrease by -0.29% as the stock dropped $-0.31 to finish the day at a closing price of $107.34. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $73.59-$111.38 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $106.27 to $107.93 during the day, are up by 18.99% in the past three months and up by 16.69% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.34% above its 20 day moving average and 2.3% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $112.82 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 52.34.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive products, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash. The company also provides transportation services for coal, petroleum coke, and biomass; industrial products consisting of construction products, minerals, consumer goods, metals, lumber, paper, and other miscellaneous products; and intermodal import and export container traffic. Its rail network includes 32,070 route miles linking the Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and Eastern United States gateways. Union Pacific Corporation was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

Stocks Buzz: AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC), American International Group, Inc. (AIG), Union Pacific Corporation (UNP)

AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.78% or $0.7 to close the day at $89.98 on active trading volume of 2.86M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.66M. The company has been outperforming the drugs wholesale group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 8.04%, compared to the industry which has dropped -1.46% over the same period. With RSI of 65.51, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $0, making it a hold for now.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation sources and distributes pharmaceutical products in the United States and internationally. Its Pharmaceutical Distribution segment distributes brand-name and generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter healthcare products, home healthcare supplies and equipment, outsourced compounded sterile preparations, and related services to various healthcare providers, including acute care hospitals and health systems, independent and chain retail pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, medical clinics, long-term care and other alternate site pharmacies, and other customers. It also provides pharmacy management, staffing, and other consulting services; supply management software to retail and institutional healthcare providers; and packaging solutions to various institutional and retail healthcare providers. In addition, this segment provides pharmaceutical distribution and other services primarily to physicians who specialize in various disease states, primarily oncology, as well as to other healthcare providers, including hospitals and dialysis clinics; distributes plasma and other blood products, injectable pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and other specialty products; and offers third party logistics and outcomes research, and other services for biotechnology and other pharmaceutical manufacturers. The company’s Other segment provides commercialization support services, including reimbursement support programs, outcomes research, contract field staffing, patient assistance and co-pay assistance programs, adherence programs, risk mitigation services, and other market access programs to pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers; specialty transportation and logistics services for the biopharmaceutical industry; and animal health care products. It markets its products and services through independent sales forces and marketing organizations. AmerisourceBergen Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) retreated with the stock falling -0.06% or $-0.04 to close at $64.9 on light trading volume of 2.84M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.89M. The New York New York 10038 based company operating under the Property & Casualty Insurance industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 24.35% up for the period and down by -0.63% so far this year. With price target of $72.13 and a 35.47% rebound from 52-week low, American International Group, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through two segments, Commercial Insurance and Consumer Insurance. The company’s Commercial Insurance segment offers general liability, commercial automobile liability, workers’ compensation, excess casualty, and crisis management causality insurance products, as well as various risk-sharing and other customized structured programs; commercial, industrial, and energy-related property insurance products; aerospace, environmental, political risk, trade credit, surety, and marine insurance products; various insurance products for small and medium sized enterprises; and professional liability insurance products. It also provides mortgage guaranty insurance; stable value wrap products, and structured settlement and terminal funding annuities; and corporate- and bank-owned life insurance and guaranteed investment contracts. This segment sells its products through independent retail and wholesale brokers, agency network, specialized marketing and consulting firms, and structured settlement brokers. Its Consumer Insurance segment offers retirement products, such as fixed annuities, and immediate and deferred income annuities; variable and fixed index annuities; and mutual funds, and plan administrative and compliance services. This segment’s products also include term and whole life, cancer, and critical illness insurance products; personal accident and supplemental health products; travel insurance products and services; automobile and homeowners, and extended warranty insurance; and identity theft and credit card protection products. It sells its products through agents, direct marketing, independent marketing organizations, financial advisors, banks, wirehouses, and broker-dealers. The company was founded in 1919 and is based in New York, New York.

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.76% or $-0.82 to close the day at $107.69 on lower than average trading volume of 2.83M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.11M. The Omaha Nebraska 68179 based company has been underperforming the railroads companies by 22.0473% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 3.87% YTD, versus the railroads industry which is up 21.33% for the same period. The RSI of 54.85 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive products, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash. The company also provides transportation services for coal, petroleum coke, and biomass; industrial products consisting of construction products, minerals, consumer goods, metals, lumber, paper, and other miscellaneous products; and intermodal import and export container traffic. Its rail network includes 32,070 route miles linking the Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and Eastern United States gateways. Union Pacific Corporation was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Celgene Corporation (CELG), Union Pacific Corporation (UNP), The Dow Chemical Company (DOW)

Celgene Corporation (CELG) had a light trading with around 4.24M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.87M. The stock traded between $114.68 and $117 before closing at the price of $115.54 with -1.59% change on the day. The Summit New Jersey 07901 based company is currently trading 24.17% above its 52 week low of $94.39 and -9.02% below its 52 week high of $127. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 49.59 and $139.29 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Celgene Corporation discovers, develops, and commercializes therapies to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases worldwide. It markets REVLIMID, an oral immunomodulatory drug for multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and mantle cell lymphoma; ABRAXANE, a solvent-free chemotherapy product to treat breast, non-small cell lung, pancreatic, and gastric cancers; POMALYST/IMNOVID to treat multiple myeloma; and OTEZLA, a small-molecule inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 for psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, Behçet’s disease, atopic dermatitis, and ulcerative colitis. The company’s products also include VIDAZA, a pyrimidine nucleoside analog to treat intermediate-2 and high-risk MDS, and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, as well as acute myeloid leukemia (AML); THALOMID for the patients with multiple myeloma and erythema nodosum leprosum; ISTODAX to treat cutaneous and peripheral T-cell lymphoma; and FOCALIN, FOCALIN XR, and RITALIN products. Its clinical stage products include OTEZLA for the treatment of various immune-inflammatory diseases; sotatercept for the treatment of renal anemia, beta-thalassemia and MDS; luspatercept for beta-thalassemia and MDS; CC-486 to treat MDS, AML, and solid tumors; CC-122 and CC-220 to treat hematological and solid tumor cancers, and inflammation and immunology diseases; PDA-002 for the treat diabetic foot ulcers and peripheral neuropathy; and PNK-007 for hematological malignancies treatment. The company has collaborative agreements with Novartis Pharma AG; Acceleron Pharma; Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Epizyme Inc.; Sutro Biopharma, Inc.; bluebird bio, Inc.; FORMA Therapeutics Holdings, LLC; Acetylon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; NantBioScience, Inc.; AstraZeneca PLC; Lycera Corp.; Juno Therapeutics, Inc.; TriNetX, Inc.; Triphase Accelerator Corporation; Nurix Inc.; Abbott; Sage Bionetworks; and PharmAkea Inc. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Summit, New Jersey.

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.37% or $-0.4 to close the day at $107.3 on active trading volume of 4.23M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.12M. The Omaha Nebraska 68179 based company has been outperforming the railroads group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 52.29%, compared to the industry which has advanced 22.43% over the same period. With RSI of 54.52, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $112.25, making it a hold for now.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. It offers freight transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive products, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash. The company also provides transportation services for coal and petroleum coke; industrial products consisting of construction products, minerals, consumer goods, metals, lumber, paper, and other miscellaneous products; and intermodal import and export containers and trailers. Union Pacific Corporation’s rail network includes 32,084 route miles linking the Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and eastern United States gateways. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) shares were down in last trading by -0.73% to $59.86. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.54% over the past week and grew 3.92% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.48% above its 50 day moving average and 12.68% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.03% decrease in value from its one year high of $61.73. The RSI indicator value of 59.21, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Dow Chemical Company manufactures and supplies products that are used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services worldwide. It operates through Agricultural Sciences, Consumer Solutions, Infrastructure Solutions, Performance Materials & Chemicals, and Performance Plastics segments. The Agricultural Sciences segment provides crop protection and seed/plant biotechnology products and technologies, urban pest management solutions, and healthy oils. The Consumer Solutions segment offers semiconductors and organic light-emitting diodes, and adhesives and foams used by the transportation industry; and cellulosics and other polymers for innovative pharmaceutical formulations and food solutions. It serves automotive, electronics and entertainment, food and pharmaceuticals, and personal and home care products markets. The Infrastructure Solutions segment provides architectural and industrial coatings, construction material ingredients, building insulation, adhesives, and microbial protection products for the oil and gas industry; water technologies; monomers; and silicone and silicone products. The Performance Materials & Chemicals segment offers chlorine and caustic soda; industrial solutions; and propylene oxides, propylene glycols, polyether polyols, and aromatic isocyanates. The Performance Plastics segment provides elastomers, polyolefin plastomers, and ethylene propylene diene monomer elastomers; wire and cable insulation, semiconductive, and jacketing compound solutions, as well as bio-based plasticizers; acrylics, polyethylene, polyolefin emulsions, and polyolefin plastomers; and ethylene, propylene, benzene, butadiene, cumene, octene, aromatics co-products, and crude c4. The company was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Midland, Michigan.

 

Trader Alert: CBRE Group, Inc. (CBG), Union Pacific Corporation (UNP), CarMax Inc. (KMX)

CBRE Group, Inc. (CBG) grew with the stock adding 0.9% or $0.27 to close at $30.36 on light trading volume of 1.46M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.37M. The Los Angeles California 90071 based company operating under the Property Management industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 10.28% up for the period and down by -3.59% so far this year. With price target of $34.14 and a 33.51% rebound from 52-week low, CBRE Group, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company worldwide. It operates through Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services segments. The company offers advisory services, such as strategic advice and execution to owners, investors, and occupiers of real estate in connection with leasing, disposition, and acquisition of property; integrated investment sales and debt/structured financing services under the CBRE Capital Markets brand; and valuation services, including market value appraisals, litigation support, discounted cash flow analyses, feasibility and fairness opinions, property condition reports, hotel advisory, and environmental consulting, as well as originates and services commercial mortgage loans. It also provides outsourcing services comprising facilities management, project management, advisory and transaction, and strategic consulting services to occupiers of real estate; and property management services consisting of construction management, marketing, building engineering, accounting, and financial services for owners/investors in office, industrial, and retail properties. In addition, the company offers investment management services to pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, foundations, endowments, and other institutional investors seeking to generate returns and diversification through investment in real estate. Further, the company develops and invests in commercial real estate, including industrial, office, and retail properties; healthcare facilities; and residential/mixed-use projects. CBRE Group, Inc. offers its commercial real estate services under the CBRE brand name; investment management services under the CBRE Global Investors brand name; and development services under the Trammell Crow brand name. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) dropped $-1.42 to close the day at a new closing price of $106.58, a -1.31% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 55.38% above its 52 week low of $70.54. A total of 4.53M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.1M. The stock, which fluctuated between $106.22 and $108.58 during the day, currently situated -4.31% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.07% in the past one month and up by 21.33% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $112.25 and RSI of 52.92, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. It offers freight transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive products, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash. The company also provides transportation services for coal and petroleum coke; industrial products consisting of construction products, minerals, consumer goods, metals, lumber, paper, and other miscellaneous products; and intermodal import and export containers and trailers. Union Pacific Corporation’s rail network includes 32,084 route miles linking the Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and eastern United States gateways. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

CarMax Inc. (KMX) shares were down in last trading by -0.27% to $66.71. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.2% over the past week and grew 4.4% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.81% above its 50 day moving average and 19.16% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.12% decrease in value from its one year high of $68.86. The RSI indicator value of 57.72, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

 

Worth Watching Stocks: McDonald’s Corporation (MCD), Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN), Union Pacific Corporation (UNP)

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) saw its value increase by 0.8% as the stock gained $0.98 to finish the day at a closing price of $122.86. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $110.33-$131.96 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $121.48 to $122.99 during the day, are up by 10.44% in the past three months and up by 4.49% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.21% above its 20 day moving average and 1.63% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $130.13 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 57.81.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) shares were down in last trading by -1.1% to $40.32. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.71% over the past week and grew 0.52% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.2% above its 50 day moving average and 10.96% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.93% decrease in value from its one year high of $42.18. The RSI indicator value of 50.76, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Franklin Resources, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides its services to individuals, institutions, pension plans, trusts, and partnerships. It launches equity, fixed income, balanced, and multi-asset mutual funds through its subsidiaries. The firm invests in the public equity, fixed income, and alternative markets. Franklin Resources, Inc. was founded in 1947 and is based in San Mateo, California with an additional office in Hyderabad, India.

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) traded within a range of $108.14 to $110.36 after opening the day at $110.35. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 5.32% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.86% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $109.2 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -1.96% below its 52 week high of $111.38 and 62.98% above its 12-month low of $70.35. The shares are up by over 23.36% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 64.37 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. It offers freight transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive products, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash. The company also provides transportation services for coal and petroleum coke; industrial products consisting of construction products, minerals, consumer goods, metals, lumber, paper, and other miscellaneous products; and intermodal import and export containers and trailers. Union Pacific Corporation’s rail network includes 32,084 route miles linking the Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and eastern United States gateways. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

3 Notable Runners: Union Pacific Corporation (UNP), American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL), Mylan N.V. (MYL)

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.56% or $1.7 to close the day at $110.42 on higher than average trading volume of 5.14M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.1M. The Omaha Nebraska 68179 based company has been outperforming the railroads companies by 23.4969% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 6.5% YTD, versus the railroads industry which is up 23.8% for the same period. The RSI of 70.3 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. It offers freight transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive products, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash. The company also provides transportation services for coal and petroleum coke; industrial products consisting of construction products, minerals, consumer goods, metals, lumber, paper, and other miscellaneous products; and intermodal import and export containers and trailers. Union Pacific Corporation’s rail network includes 32,084 route miles linking the Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and eastern United States gateways. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) had a light trading with around 5.14M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.3M. The stock traded between $47.61 and $48.21 before closing at the price of $47.91 with 0.78% change on the day. The Fort Worth Texas 76155 based company is currently trading 93.86% above its 52 week low of $24.85 and -5.39% below its 52 week high of $50.64. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 52.97 and $53.73 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

American Airlines Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the airline industry. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated a mainline fleet of 946 aircraft. It serves 350 destinations in approximately 50 countries. The company was formerly known as AMR Corporation and changed its name to American Airlines Group Inc. in December 2013. American Airlines Group Inc. was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

Mylan N.V. (MYL) traded within a range of $35.98 to $36.64 after opening the day at $36. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -4.38% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.87% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $36.48 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -32.73% below its 52 week high of $53.92 and 8.57% above its 12-month low of $33.6. The shares are down by over -2.88% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 43.51 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Intrepid Potash, Inc. (IPI), Union Pacific Corporation (UNP), Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS)

Intrepid Potash, Inc. (IPI) saw its value increase by 15.08% as the stock gained $0.27 to finish the day at a closing price of $2.06. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $0.65-$3.04 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $1.8 to $2.11 during the day, are up by 88.99% in the past three months and up by 50.36% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.17% below its 20 day moving average and 12.01% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $1.79 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 54.04.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Intrepid Potash, Inc. engages in the extraction, production, and sale of potassium containing products in the United States. It produces muriate of potash and langbeinite, a low-chloride potassium fertilizer that contains sulfate and magnesium. The company also offers salt, magnesium chloride, and metal recovery salts. It serves agricultural, industrial, and animal feed markets. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) shares were up in last trading by 0.68% to $108.72. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 5.18% over the past week and grew 3.89% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.88% above its 50 day moving average and 17.51% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.24% decrease in value from its one year high of $109.25. The RSI indicator value of 66.68, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. It offers freight transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive products, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash. The company also provides transportation services for coal and petroleum coke; industrial products consisting of construction products, minerals, consumer goods, metals, lumber, paper, and other miscellaneous products; and intermodal import and export containers and trailers. Union Pacific Corporation’s rail network includes 32,084 route miles linking the Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and eastern United States gateways. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS) traded within a range of $90.31 to $92.74 after opening the day at $90.31. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 23.59% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.33% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $92.27 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding 1.32% above its 52 week high of $92.74 and 71.35% above its 12-month low of $54.5. The shares are up by over 19.56% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 76.17 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary semiconductor products, including intellectual property worldwide. Its product portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, circulators/isolators, DC/DC converters, demodulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, diversity receive modules, filters, front-end modules, hybrids, LED drivers, low noise amplifiers, mixers, modulators, optocouplers/optoisolators, phase shifters, phase locked loops, power dividers/combiners, receivers, switches, synthesizers, technical ceramics, voltage controlled oscillators/synthesizers, and voltage regulators. The company provides its products for automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet, and wearable applications. Skyworks Solutions, Inc. sells its products through direct sales force, electronic component distributors, and independent sales representatives. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts.