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.

 

Traders Watch list: United Technologies Corporation (UTX), Dollar General Corporation (DG), Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH)

United Technologies Corporation (UTX) saw its value decrease by -0.4% as the stock dropped $-0.45 to finish the day at a closing price of $111.57. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $86.64-$112.83 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $111.45 to $112.32 during the day, are up by 3.12% in the past three months and up by 2.96% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.18% above its 20 day moving average and 1.33% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $117.93 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 56.85.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

Dollar General Corporation (DG) shares were up in last trading by 1.47% to $77.14. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 5.96% over the past week and grew 5.54% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.85% above its 50 day moving average and -3.11% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -19.83% decrease in value from its one year high of $96.88. The RSI indicator value of 61.24, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. The company offers consumable products, including paper and cleaning products comprising paper towels, bath tissues, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, and laundry and other home cleaning supplies; packaged food products, such as cereals, canned soups and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar, and flour; perishables consisting of milk, eggs, bread, frozen meals, beer, and wine; snacks that comprise candies, cookies, crackers, salty snacks, and carbonated beverages; health and beauty products, such as over-the-counter medicines, as well as soap, body wash, shampoo, dental hygiene, and foot care products; pet products, which include pet supplies and pet food; and tobacco products. It also provides seasonal products, including decorations, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery products, prepaid phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware products, and automotive and home office supplies; and home products consisting of kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen products, beds, and bath soft goods. In addition, the company offers apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women, and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes, and accessories. As of October 28, 2016, it operated 13,205 stores located in 43 states. The company was formerly known as J.L. Turner & Son, Inc. and changed its name to Dollar General Corporation in 1968. Dollar General Corporation was founded in 1939 and is based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) traded within a range of $47.58 to $47.97 after opening the day at $47.82. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 12.32% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.21% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $47.77 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -14.07% below its 52 week high of $55.59 and 39.84% above its 12-month low of $34.16. The shares are up by over 24.34% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 57.24 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. operates as a cruise line company that offers various itineraries. It provides cruises ranging from 1 day to 180 days itineraries to approximately 510 destinations worldwide. The company offers its products through independent travel agents, wholesalers, and tour operators. It operates 24 ships under the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands with approximately 46,500 Berths. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

 

Momentum Stocks: Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU), Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN), United Technologies Corporation (UTX)

Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU) grew with the stock adding 0.33% or $0.36 to close at $108.75 on active trading volume of 2.71M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.3M. The Newark New Jersey 07102 based company operating under the Life Insurance industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 94.36% up for the period and up by 4.51% so far this year. With price target of $110.29 and a 97.12% rebound from 52-week low, Prudential Financial, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Prudential Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services in the United States and internationally. It offers primarily life insurance, annuities, retirement-related, mutual funds, and investment management products and services. The company operates through U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management, U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance, and International Insurance divisions. The U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management division provides individual variable and fixed annuity products; and recordkeeping, plan administration, actuarial advisory, tailored participant education and communication, trustee, and institutional and retail investment services. It also offers brokerage services; guaranteed investment contracts, funding agreements, structured settlement annuities, and other group annuities; and investment management and advisory services to the public and private marketplace. The U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance division provides individual variable, term, and universal life insurance products to mass middle, mass affluent, and affluent markets; group life; long-term and short-term group disability; and group corporate, bank, and trust-owned life insurance products to institutional clients. It also sells accidental death and dismemberment, and other ancillary coverages; and offers plan administrative services. The International Insurance division provides individual life insurance, retirement, and related products. The company serves individual and institutional customers through third-party broker-dealers, independent financial planners, financial professionals, third-party financial advisors, brokers, benefits consultants, sales force, wire houses, banks, general agencies, producer groups, life planners, and life consultants. Prudential Financial, Inc. was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.

Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN) had a light trading with around 2.69M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.95M. The stock traded between $64.75 and $65.49 before closing at the price of $65.06 with -0.5% change on the day. The Springdale Arkansas 72762 based company is currently trading 17.21% above its 52 week low of $55.72 and -15.23% below its 52 week high of $77.05. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $70.33 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Tyson Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Prepared Foods. The company raises and processes chickens into fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products; processes live fed cattle and live market hogs; and fabricates dressed beef and pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts, as well as case ready beef and pork, and fully-cooked meats. It also supplies poultry breeding stock; sells allied products, such as hide and meats; and manufactures and markets frozen and refrigerated food products, including pepperoni, bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, pizza crusts and toppings, flour and corn tortilla products, desserts, appetizers, snacks, prepared meals, ethnic foods, soups, sauces, side dishes, meat dishes, breadsticks, and processed meats. Tyson Foods, Inc. offers its products primarily under the Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park, Van’s, Sara Lee, Chef Pierre, Wright, Aidells, State Fair, Gallo Salame, and Golden Island brands. The company sells its products through its sales staff to grocery retailers, grocery wholesalers, meat distributors, warehouse club stores, military commissaries, industrial food processing companies, chain restaurants or their distributors, live markets, international export companies, and domestic distributors, as well as through independent brokers and trading companies. Tyson Foods, Inc. was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas.

United Technologies Corporation (UTX) saw its value increase by 0.87% as the stock gained $0.96 to finish the day at a closing price of $111.05. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $85.56-$112.83 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $110.08 to $111.26 during the day, are up by 6.61% in the past three months and up by 2.96% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.8% above its 20 day moving average and 0.98% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $117.93 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 54.24.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

 

Traders Recap: United Technologies Corporation (UTX), The Progressive Corporation (PGR), Capital One Financial Corporation (COF)

United Technologies Corporation (UTX) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.76% or $-0.85 to close the day at $110.4 on lower than average trading volume of 2.07M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.15M. The Farmington Connecticut 06032 based company has been outperforming the aerospace/defense products & services companies by 7.6773% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 0.71% YTD, versus the aerospace/defense products & services industry which is up 3.25% for the same period. The RSI of 52.2 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, 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; modernization products to upgrade elevators and escalators; and 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; and fire safety products; systems integration, video surveillance, installation, maintenance, and inspection services; and monitoring and response 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 flight sensing and management systems; engine control, electric, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; engine components; environmental control systems; fire and ice detection, and protection systems; propeller systems; cargo, actuation, and landing systems; aircraft aero structures, and lighting and seating products; 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. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut.

The Progressive Corporation (PGR) had a light trading with around 2.07M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.02M. The stock traded between $36.84 and $37.1 before closing at the price of $36.97 with -0.19% change on the day. The Mayfield Village Ohio 44143 based company is currently trading 24.73% above its 52 week low of $30.19 and -1.39% below its 52 week high of $38.17. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 67.57 and $36.86 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The Progressive Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides personal and commercial property-casualty insurance, and other specialty property-casualty insurance and related services primarily in the United States. Its Personal Lines segment writes insurance for personal autos, and recreational and other vehicles. This segment’s products include personal auto insurance; and special lines products, including insurance for motorcycles, ATVs, RVs, mobile homes, watercraft, and snowmobiles. The company’s Commercial Lines segment provides primary liability, physical damage, and other auto-related insurance for autos, vans, and pick-up trucks, and dump trucks used by small businesses; tractors, trailers, and straight trucks primarily used by regional general freight and expeditor-type businesses, and non-fleet long-haul operators; dump trucks, log trucks, and garbage trucks used by dirt, sand and gravel, logging, and coal-type businesses; tow trucks and wreckers used in towing services and gas/service station businesses; and non-fleet taxis, black-car services, and airport taxis. Its Property segment provides personal and commercial property insurance, personal umbrella insurance, and primary and excess flood insurance products for homeowners, other property owners, and renters. The company also offers policy issuance and claims adjusting services for the commercial auto insurance procedures/plans; home, condominium, and renters insurance; and general liability and business owners policies, and workers’ compensation insurance, as well as sells personal auto physical damage and property damage liability insurance in Australia. The Progressive Corporation sells its products and services through independent insurance agencies, as well as directly on the Internet, mobile devices, and over the phone. The company was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Mayfield Village, Ohio.

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) traded within a range of $87.05 to $87.91 after opening the day at $87.6. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.34% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.65% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $87.54 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -4.47% below its 52 week high of $91.64 and 52.6% above its 12-month low of $58.03. The shares are up by over 17.62% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 46.72 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA); and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provide various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking. The company offers various non-interest bearing and interest-bearing deposits, such as demand deposits, money market deposits, time deposits, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, and savings accounts. It also provides credit card loans and installment loans; auto, home, and retail banking loans; and commercial and multifamily real estate, commercial and industrial, and small-ticket commercial real estate loans. In addition, the company offers credit and debit card products; online direct banking services; and treasury management and depository services. It serves consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients through the Internet and other distribution channels, as well as through branches located in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) operates independently of Signet Banking Corp. as of February 28, 1995.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: The Kroger Co. (KR), Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN), United Technologies Corporation (UTX)

The Kroger Co. (KR) saw its value decrease by -0.97% as the stock dropped $-0.33 to finish the day at a closing price of $33.69. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $28.71-$40.91 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $33.64 to $34.09 during the day, are up by 9.01% in the past three months and up by 4.05% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.12% below its 20 day moving average and -0.97% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $36 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 49.88.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States. It also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. The company operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores. Its combination food and drug stores offer natural food and organic sections, pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers, fresh seafood, and organic produce; multi-department stores provide general merchandise items, such as apparel, home fashion and furnishings, outdoor living, electronics, automotive products, toys, and fine jewelry; and price impact warehouse stores offer grocery, and health and beauty care items, as well as meat, dairy, baked goods, and fresh produce items. The company’s marketplace stores comprise full-service grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty departments, and perishable goods, as well as general merchandise, including apparel, home goods, and toys. It operates under the banner brands, such as Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, King Soopers, etc., as well as Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic brands. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 2,778 retail food stores, including 1,387 fuel centers; 784 convenience stores; and 323 fine jewelry stores and an online retail store, as well as franchised 78 convenience stores. The Kroger Co. was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN) shares were down in last trading by -0.25% to $83.87. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 19.59% over the past week and grew 17.02% in the past month. It is currently trading 15.93% above its 50 day moving average and 5.27% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -10.16% decrease in value from its one year high of $94.4. The RSI indicator value of 73.83, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company manufactures, distributes, and sells infant formulas, children’s nutrition, and other nutritional products. It offers routine infant formula products as a breast milk substitute for healthy infants for use as the infant’s source of nutrition, as well as a supplement to breastfeeding under the Enfamil Premium, Enfapro Premium, Enfalac A+, and Enfamil A+ names; and solutions products to address common feeding tolerance problems, including spit-up, fussiness, gas, and lactose intolerance under the Enfamil Gentlease, Enfamil A.R., Enfamil ProSobee, and Enfamil LactoFree names. The company also provides specialty formula products, including formulas for addressing special medical needs, such as Nutramigen for cow’s milk protein allergies, as well as Puramino, an amino acid formula for cow’s milk protein allergies or multiple other food allergies; Enfamil Premature to meet the needs of premature and low birth weight infants; EnfaCare, a hypercaloric formula for premature babies at home; and produces medical foods for nutritional management of individuals with rare, inborn errors of metabolism comprising maple syrup urine disease and phenylketonuria. In addition, it offers children’s nutrition products comprising products for meeting children’s nutritional needs at toddlers and older children stage, as well as offer milk modifiers under the Enfagrow, Sustagen, Lactum, ChocoMilk, and Cal-C-Tose names; a range of other products, including pre-natal and post-natal nutritional supplements for expectant and nursing mothers under the Expecta and EnfaMama names; and pediatric vitamin products under the Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol name, as well as multivitamins and iron supplements for infants. The company sells its products to mothers, health care professionals, and retailers in approximately 50 countries in Asia, North America, Latin America, and Europe. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Glenview, Illinois.

United Technologies Corporation (UTX) traded within a range of $109.68 to $111.25 after opening the day at $109.81. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.97% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.94% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $110.68 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -1.91% below its 52 week high of $112.83 and 35.51% above its 12-month low of $83.85. The shares are up by over 10.21% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 54.83 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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; modernization products to upgrade elevators and escalators; and 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; and fire safety products; systems integration, video surveillance, installation, maintenance, and inspection services; and monitoring and response 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 flight sensing and management systems; engine control, electric, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; engine components; environmental control systems; fire and ice detection, and protection systems; propeller systems; cargo, actuation, and landing systems; aircraft aero structures, and lighting and seating products; 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. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: United Technologies Corporation (UTX), UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH), Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS)

United Technologies Corporation (UTX) saw its value increase by 0.17% as the stock gained $0.18 to finish the day at a closing price of $108.36. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $83.85-$112.83 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $106.85 to $108.68 during the day, are up by 6.88% in the past three months and up by 3.2% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2% below its 20 day moving average and -1.2% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $118.08 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 40.48.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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; modernization products to upgrade elevators and escalators; and 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; and fire safety products; systems integration, video surveillance, installation, maintenance, and inspection services; and monitoring and response 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 flight sensing and management systems; engine control, electric, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; engine components; environmental control systems; fire and ice detection, and protection systems; propeller systems; cargo, actuation, and landing systems; aircraft aero structures, and lighting and seating products; 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. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) shares were down in last trading by -1.2% to $160.76. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.22% over the past week and fell -0.43% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.69% above its 50 day moving average and 12.45% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.98% decrease in value from its one year high of $164. The RSI indicator value of 47.94, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the United States. The company’s UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, individuals, and military service members; and health care coverage, and health and well-being services to individuals aged 50 and older addressing their needs for preventive and acute health care services. It also provides services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals; Medicaid plans, Children’s Health Insurance Program, and health care programs; and health services, including commercial health and dental benefits. This segment serves through a network of 1 million physicians and other health care professionals, as well as approximately 6,000 hospitals and other facilities. Its OptumHealth segment offers health management services, including care delivery and management, wellness and consumer engagement, distribution, and health financial services. This segment serves individuals through programs offered by employers, payers, government entities, and directly with the care delivery systems. The company’s OptumInsight segment provides software and information products, advisory consulting services, and business process outsourcing and support services to hospitals, physicians, commercial health plans, government agencies, life sciences companies, and other organizations. Its OptumRx segment offers pharmacy care services and programs, including retail pharmacy network management, home delivery and specialty pharmacy, manufacturer rebate contracting and administration, benefit plan design and consultation, claims processing, and clinical program services, such as formulary management and compliance, drug utilization review, and disease and drug therapy management. The company was founded in 1974 and is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS) traded within a range of $71 to $75.57 after opening the day at $71. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -16.08% so far this year. The stock was up close to 5.21% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $74.95 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -21.85% below its 52 week high of $95.9 and 23.05% above its 12-month low of $60.91. The shares are down by over -11.81% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 29.99 is bullish. They are not pointing to a rebound in the stock. We should get in as it looks to have found a bottom.

Citrix Systems, Inc. develops and sells products and services that enable delivery of applications and data over public, private, or hybrid clouds or networks to various types of devices. The company’s Enterprise and Service Provider segment provides XenDesktop, a desktop virtualization system that gives customers the flexibility to deliver desktops and applications as cloud services; XenApp that allows Windows applications to be delivered as cloud services to Android and iOS mobile devices, Macs, PCs, and thin clients; XenMobile Enterprise to manage mobile devices, apps, and data; Citrix Workspace Suite, a business mobility solution; and NetScaler, an all-in-one application delivery controller. Its Mobility Apps segment provides GoToMeeting for online meetings, sales demonstrations, and collaborative gatherings; GoToWebinar, a do-it-yourself Webinar product; GoToTraining, an online training product; OpenVoice, a reservation-less audio conferencing service; and Grasshopper, a cloud-based telephony solutions for small businesses. This division also provides ShareFile, a cloud-based file sharing and storage solution for businesses; GoToMyPC, an online service that enables mobile workstyles by providing remote access to a PC or Mac from virtually Internet-connected computer, as well as from supported iOS or Android mobile devices; and GoToAssist, which offers cloud-based information technology support solutions. In addition, it offers license updates and maintenance services, including subscription, technical support, and hardware and software maintenance services; and consulting, and product training and certification services. Citrix Systems, Inc. markets and licenses its products through systems integrators, resellers, distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and service providers, as well as directly to customers worldwide. The company, formerly known as Citrus Systems, Inc., was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 

Stocks In Action: United Technologies Corporation (UTX), Anthem, Inc. (ANTM), Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC)

United Technologies Corporation (UTX) traded within a range of $108.39 to $109.81 after opening the day at $109.04. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.05% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.46% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $109.67 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -2.8% below its 52 week high of $112.83 and 34.27% above its 12-month low of $83.85. The shares are up by over 8.35% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 46.89 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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; modernization products to upgrade elevators and escalators; and 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; and fire safety products; systems integration, video surveillance, installation, maintenance, and inspection services; and monitoring and response 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 flight sensing and management systems; engine control, electric, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; engine components; environmental control systems; fire and ice detection, and protection systems; propeller systems; cargo, actuation, and landing systems; aircraft aero structures, and lighting and seating products; 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. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut.

Anthem, Inc. (ANTM) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.03% or $-0.04 to close the day at $154.14 on active trading volume of 2.68M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.67M. The Indianapolis Indiana 46204 based company has been outperforming the health care plans group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 21.18%, compared to the industry which has advanced 12.65% over the same period. With RSI of 69.08, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $162.06, making it a hold for now.

Anthem, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a health benefits company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Commercial and Specialty Business, Government Business, and Other. The company offers a spectrum of network-based managed care health benefit plans to large and small employer, individual, Medicaid, and Medicare markets. Its managed care plans include preferred provider organizations; health maintenance organizations; point-of-service plans; traditional indemnity plans and other hybrid plans, such as consumer-driven health plans; and hospital only and limited benefit products. The company also provides a range of managed care services to self-funded customers, including claims processing, underwriting, stop loss insurance, actuarial services, provider network access, medical cost management, disease management, wellness programs, and other administrative services. In addition, it offers an array of specialty and other insurance products and services, such as dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits, radiology benefit management, and analytics-driven personal health care guidance; and Medicare administrative services. Further, the company provides services to the federal government in connection with the federal Employee Program; and operates as a licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. As of October 26, 2016, it served 73 million medical members through its affiliated companies. The company was formerly known as WellPoint, Inc. and changed its name to Anthem, Inc. in December 2014. Anthem, Inc. was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) dropped $-1.44 to close the day at a new closing price of $85.65, a -1.65% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 29.14% above its 52 week low of $68.05. A total of 1.87M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.61M. The stock, which fluctuated between $85.39 and $87.17 during the day, currently situated -3.87% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.04% in the past one month and up by 8.21% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $83.31 and RSI of 48.28, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Omnicom Group Inc. provides advertising, marketing, and corporate communications services. It offers a range of services in advertising, customer relationship management, public relations, and specialty communications areas. The company’s services include advertising, brand consultancy, content marketing, corporate social responsibility consulting, crisis communication, custom publishing, data analytics, database management, direct marketing, entertainment marketing, environmental design, experiential marketing, field marketing, financial/corporate business-to-business advertising, graphic arts/digital imaging, healthcare communications, and instore design services. Its services also comprise interactive marketing, investor relations, marketing research, media planning and buying, mobile marketing, multi-cultural marketing, non-profit marketing, organizational communications, package design, product placement, promotional marketing, public affairs, public relations, reputation consulting, retail marketing, search engine marketing, social media marketing, and sports and event marketing services. The company offers its services in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and other Asian countries. Omnicom Group Inc. was founded in 1944 and is based in New York, New York.

 

Stocks Buzz: Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG), United Technologies Corporation (UTX), Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD)

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -2.68% or $-1.35 to close the day at $49.07 on active trading volume of 2.86M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.52M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas pipelines group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 65.61%, compared to the industry which has advanced 54.52% over the same period. With RSI of 71.46, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $51.75, making it a hold for now.

Cheniere Energy, Inc., an energy company, engages in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) related business in the United States. It operates through two segments, LNG Terminal Business, and LNG and Natural Gas Marketing Business. The company owns and operates Sabine Pass LNG terminal in western Cameron Parish, Louisiana; and Corpus Christi LNG terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas. It also owns Creole Trail Pipeline, a 94-mile pipeline interconnecting the Sabine Pass LNG terminal with various interstate pipelines. In addition, the company is involved in the LNG and natural gas marketing business. Cheniere Energy, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Houston, Texas.

United Technologies Corporation (UTX) retreated with the stock falling -0.6% or $-0.66 to close at $109.7 on light trading volume of 2.83M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.14M. The Farmington Connecticut 06032 based company operating under the Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 30.27% up for the period and up by 0.07% so far this year. With price target of $118.08 and a 34.31% rebound from 52-week low, United Technologies Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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; modernization products to upgrade elevators and escalators; and 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; and fire safety products; systems integration, video surveillance, installation, maintenance, and inspection services; and monitoring and response 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 flight sensing and management systems; engine control, electric, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; engine components; environmental control systems; fire and ice detection, and protection systems; propeller systems; cargo, actuation, and landing systems; aircraft aero structures, and lighting and seating products; 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. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.65% or $-0.76 to close the day at $45.34 on higher than average trading volume of 2.79M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.01M. The Ewing New Jersey 08628 based company has been outperforming the cleaning products companies by -4.851% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 2.6% YTD, versus the cleaning products industry which is up 3.04% for the same period. The RSI of 54.01 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and Specialty Products Division (SPD). The Consumer Domestic segment offers household products, such as baking soda, carpet and cat litter deodorizers, clumping cat litters, washing soda, fabric softeners, daily shower cleaners, cleaning products, dishwashing detergents and boosters, laundry and cleaning solutions, and bathroom cleaners, as well as powder, liquid, and unit dose laundry detergents; and personal care products comprising toothpastes and oral rinses, home pregnancy and ovulation test kits, deodorants and antiperspirants, toothbrushes, shampoos, dietary supplements, depilatories, lotions, creams, waxes, oral analgesics, nasal saline moisturizers, and feminine hygiene products, as well as condoms, lubricants, and vibrating products. The Consumer International segment sells personal care, household, and over-the-counter products in international markets, such as Canada, France, Australia, China, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Brazil. The SPD segment offers animal nutrition products, including feed grade sodium bicarbonate, rumen fermentation enhancers, feed grade potassium carbonate, rumen bypass fat and lysine, omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, natural sodium sesquicarbonate, and refined functional carbohydrate; and specialty chemicals, such as performance grade sodium bicarbonate, and potassium carbonate and bicarbonate. It also provides specialty cleaners, such as aqueous cleaners and deodorizers for commercial and industrial applications. The company sells its products through supermarkets, mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstores, convenience stores, home stores, dollar and pet stores, and other specialty stores, as well as through Websites. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: United Technologies Corporation (UTX), Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI), Celgene Corporation (CELG)

United Technologies Corporation (UTX) had a active trading with around 3.24M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.18M. The stock traded between $110.34 and $111.69 before closing at the price of $111.61 with 1.15% change on the day. The Farmington Connecticut 06032 based company is currently trading 36.65% above its 52 week low of $83.85 and -1.08% below its 52 week high of $112.83. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 59.13 and $117.53 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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; modernization products to upgrade elevators and escalators; and 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; and fire safety products; systems integration, video surveillance, installation, maintenance, and inspection services; and monitoring and response 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 flight sensing and management systems; engine control, electric, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; engine components; environmental control systems; fire and ice detection, and protection systems; propeller systems; cargo, actuation, and landing systems; aircraft aero structures, and lighting and seating products; 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. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut.

Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.44% or $0.1 to close the day at $22.63 on light trading volume of 3.23M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.2M. The Winston-Salem North Carolina 27105 based company has been underperforming the textile – apparel clothing group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -20.84%, compared to the industry which has dropped -4.47% over the same period. With RSI of 52.4, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $32, making it a hold for now.

Hanesbrands Inc., a consumer goods company, designs, manufactures, sources, and sells various basic apparels for men, women, and children in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Innerwear, Activewear, Direct to Consumer, and International. It sells bras, panties, shapewears, hosiery, men’s underwear, children’s underwear, and socks; and other activewear, such as T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, performance T-shirts and shorts, sports bras, and thermals, as well as licensed logo apparel in collegiate bookstores and other channels. The company licenses its Champion name for footwear and sports accessories. It provides its products primarily under the Maidenform, Bali, Playtex, Hanes, JMS/Just My Size, Lilyette, Wonderbra, Donna Karan, DKNY, Champion, Polo Ralph Lauren, L’eggs, Hanes Beefy-T, Gear for Sports, Duofold, DIM, Nur Die/Nur Der, Lovable, Shock Absorber, Abanderado, Zorba, Rinbros, Kendall, Sol y Oro, Fila, Bellinda, Edoo, and Track N Field brand names. The company markets its products through retailers, wholesalers, and third party embellishers, as well as directly to consumers. As of January 2, 2016, it operated 252 outlet stores in the United States; and Websites under the Hanes, One Hanes Place, JMS/Just My Size, Champion, and Maidenform names. The company also sells its products in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Canada, Australia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. Hanesbrands Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Celgene Corporation (CELG) shares were up in last trading by 0.12% to $112.45. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.17% over the past week and fell -2.93% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.59% below its 50 day moving average and 3.74% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -11.46% decrease in value from its one year high of $127. The RSI indicator value of 33.9, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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.

 

Stocks on the Move: Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT), AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC), United Technologies Corporation (UTX)

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.09% or $0.05 to close the day at $57.75 on light trading volume of 2.32M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.83M. The McLean Virginia 22102 based company has been outperforming the lodging group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 55.98%, compared to the industry which has advanced 10.42% over the same period. With RSI of 64.25, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $80.78, making it a hold for now.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., a hospitality company, owns, leases, manages, develops, and franchises hotels, resorts, and timeshare properties worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Ownership, Management and Franchise, and Timeshare. It also licenses its brands to franchisees; provides hotel management services for third parties; and markets and sells timeshare interests owned by Hilton and third parties. In addition, the company provides consumer financing, which includes interest income generated from the origination of consumer loans to finance their purchase of timeshare intervals. It operates hotels under the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Grand Vacations, and Hampton Inn brands. As of December 29, 2016, the company had approximately 4,800 managed, franchised, owned, and leased hotels, resorts, and timeshare properties comprising 789,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) climbed 0.79% during last trading as the stock added $0.15 to finish the day at $19.1 with about 2.31M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.89M. The $6.34B market cap company, which fluctuated between $18.92 and $19.19 during the day, currently situated 34.82% above its 52 week low of $16.12 and -3.81% away from its one year high of $20.43. The RSI of 63.96 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

AGNC Investment Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company invests in residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by government-sponsored enterprise or by the United States government agency. It funds its investments primarily through short-term borrowings structured as repurchase agreements. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was formerly known as American Capital Agency Corp. and changed its name to AGNC Investment Corp. in September 2016. AGNC Investment Corp. was founded in 2008 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

United Technologies Corporation (UTX) saw its value decrease by -0.41% as the stock dropped $-0.45 to finish the day at a closing price of $110.34. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $83.85-$112.83 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $109.98 to $111.3 during the day, are up by 11.81% in the past three months and up by 6.25% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.38% below its 20 day moving average and 1.14% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $117.53 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 51.37. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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; modernization products to upgrade elevators and escalators; and 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; and fire safety products; systems integration, video surveillance, installation, maintenance, and inspection services; and monitoring and response 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 flight sensing and management systems; engine control, electric, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; engine components; environmental control systems; fire and ice detection, and protection systems; propeller systems; cargo, actuation, and landing systems; aircraft aero structures, and lighting and seating products; 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. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut.