Stocks Intraday Alert: V.F. Corporation (VFC), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE), Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)

V.F. Corporation (VFC) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.3% or $-0.15 to close the day at $50.37 on higher than average trading volume of 7.01M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.63M. The Greensboro North Carolina 27408 based company has been underperforming the textile – apparel clothing companies by -10.2647% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -5.59% YTD, versus the textile – apparel clothing industry which is down -8.02% for the same period. The RSI of 44.9 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

V.F. Corporation engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products in the United States and Europe. The company primarily offers outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment, youth culture/action sports-inspired footwear, handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, accessories, surfing-inspired footwear, merino wool socks, women’s activewear, and travel accessories under the The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Kipling, Napapijri, Jansport, Reef, Smartwool, Eastpak, lucy, and Eagle Creek brands. It also provides denim, casual apparel, footwear, and accessories under the Wrangler, Lee, Lee Casuals, Riders by Lee, Rustler, Timber Creek by Wrangler, and Rock & Republic brands. In addition, the company offers occupational, protective occupational, athletic, licensed athletic, and licensed apparel products under the Red Kap, Bulwark, Horace Small, Majestic, MLB, NFL, and Harley-Davidson brands; sportswear apparel, luggage, and accessories under the Nautica brand; and handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, and accessories under the Kipling brand. Further, it provides premium denim apparel, footwear, and accessories under the 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, and Ella Moss brands. The company sells its products primarily to specialty stores, department stores, national chains, and mass merchants, as well as sells through company operated stores, concession retail stores, and e-commerce sites. V.F. Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) had a active trading with around 6.85M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.3M. The stock traded between $24.21 and $24.48 before closing at the price of $24.33 with -0.21% change on the day. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company is currently trading 100.61% above its 52 week low of $12.82 and -1.59% below its 52 week high of $24.79. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 66.63 and $24.71 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company provides technology solutions to business and public sector enterprises. It operates through Enterprise Group, Software, Enterprise Services, and Financial Services segments. The Enterprise Group segment offers industry standard servers and mission-critical servers to address the array of its customers’ computing needs; converged storage solutions, including 3PAR StoreServ, StoreOnce, all-flash arrays, and software defined and StoreVirtual products; wireless local area network equipment, mobility and security software, switches, routers, and network management products; and support and technology consulting services. The Software segment offers software to capture, store, explore, analyze, protect, and share information and insights within and outside organizations; HP Vertica, an analytics database technology for machine, structured, and semi-structured data; and HP IDOL, an analytics tool for human information, as well as solutions for archiving, data protection, eDiscovery, information governance, and enterprise content management. This segment also provides application delivery management, enterprise security, and IT operations management software products. The Enterprise Services segment offers technology consulting, outsourcing, and support services in infrastructure, applications, and business process domains within traditional and strategic enterprise service (SES) offerings, which include analytics and data management, security, and cloud services. The Financial Services segment provides leasing, financing, IT consumption and utility programs, and asset management services. The company markets and sells its products through resellers, distribution partners, original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, systems integrators, and advisory firms. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) traded within a range of $76.77 to $79.21 after opening the day at $77.17. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 2.78% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.76% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $78.9 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -8.05% below its 52 week high of $87.75 and 13.63% above its 12-month low of $72.34. The shares are up by over 6.26% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 63.84 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Regulated Utilities, International Energy, and Commercial Portfolio. The Regulated Utilities segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana; and transports and sells natural gas in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment owns approximately 50,000 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity; and uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity. It serves approximately 7.4 million retail electric customers in 6 states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States with a service area covering approximately 95,000 square miles; and approximately 525,000 retail natural gas customers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment is also involved in the wholesale of electricity to incorporated municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities. The International Energy segment operates and manages power generation facilities; and markets and sells electric power, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. This segment serves retail distributors, electric utilities, independent power producers, marketers, and industrial and commercial companies. The Commercial Portfolio segment acquires, builds, develops, and operates wind and solar renewable generation and energy transmission projects. Its portfolio includes nonregulated renewable energy, electric transmission, natural gas infrastructure, and energy storage businesses. This segment has 22 wind farms and 38 commercial solar farms with a capacity of 2,400 MW across 11 states. The company was formerly known as Duke Energy Holding Corp. and changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in April 2005. Duke Energy Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: V.F. Corporation (VFC), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM)

V.F. Corporation (VFC) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.95% or $0.48 to close the day at $50.87 on higher than average trading volume of 3.67M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.57M. The Greensboro North Carolina 27408 based company has been underperforming the textile – apparel clothing companies by -10.024% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -4.65% YTD, versus the textile – apparel clothing industry which is down -7.56% for the same period. The RSI of 47.32 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

V.F. Corporation engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products in the United States and Europe. The company primarily offers outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment, youth culture/action sports-inspired footwear, handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, accessories, surfing-inspired footwear, merino wool socks, women’s activewear, and travel accessories under the The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Kipling, Napapijri, Jansport, Reef, Smartwool, Eastpak, lucy, and Eagle Creek brands. It also provides denim, casual apparel, footwear, and accessories under the Wrangler, Lee, Lee Casuals, Riders by Lee, Rustler, Timber Creek by Wrangler, and Rock & Republic brands. In addition, the company offers occupational, protective occupational, athletic, licensed athletic, and licensed apparel products under the Red Kap, Bulwark, Horace Small, Majestic, MLB, NFL, and Harley-Davidson brands; sportswear apparel, luggage, and accessories under the Nautica brand; and handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, and accessories under the Kipling brand. Further, it provides premium denim apparel, footwear, and accessories under the 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, and Ella Moss brands. The company sells its products primarily to specialty stores, department stores, national chains, and mass merchants, as well as sells through company operated stores, concession retail stores, and e-commerce sites. V.F. Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) had a active trading with around 7.87M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.28M. The stock traded between $18.24 and $18.76 before closing at the price of $18.75 with 1.02% change on the day. The Bethesda Maryland 20817 based company is currently trading 36.43% above its 52 week low of $14.3 and -3.75% below its 52 week high of $19.51. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 60.34 and $18.18 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) traded within a range of $68.12 to $68.7 after opening the day at $68.25. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 8.79% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.69% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $68.58 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -0.58% below its 52 week high of $68.98 and 42.95% above its 12-month low of $49.97. The shares are up by over 13.51% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 78.37 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

YUM! Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates quick service restaurants. It operates in four segments: YUM China, the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Taco Bell Division. The company develops, operates, franchises, and licenses a system of restaurants, which prepare, package, and sell various food items. As of April 21, 2016, it operated approximately 43,000 restaurants in approximately 130 countries and territories primarily under the KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, and Mexican-style food categories. The company was formerly known as TRICON Global Restaurants, Inc. and changed its name to YUM! Brands, Inc. in May 2002. YUM! Brands, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Stocks Highlights: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA), Zoetis Inc. (ZTS), V.F. Corporation (VFC)

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) had a active trading with around 4.4M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.96M. The stock traded between $81.95 and $83.46 before closing at the price of $83.31 with 1.13% change on the day. The Deerfield Illinois 60015 based company is currently trading 14.86% above its 52 week low of $75.74 and -5.33% below its 52 week high of $88. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 55.42 and $94.55 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company. It operates through three segments: Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International, and Pharmaceutical Wholesale. The Retail Pharmacy USA segment sells prescription drugs and an assortment of general merchandise, including non-prescription drugs, beauty products, photo finishing, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards, and convenience foods through its retail drugstores and convenient care clinics. It also provides specialty pharmacy services; and manages in-store clinics. As of August 31, 2016, this segment operated 8,175 retail stores under the Walgreens and Duane Reade brands in the United States; and 7 specialty pharmacies, as well as approximately 400 in-store clinic locations. The Retail Pharmacy International segment sells prescription drugs; and health, beauty, toiletry, and other consumer products through its pharmacy-led health and beauty stores, as well as through boots.com. It is also involved in optical practice and related contract manufacturing operations. This segment operated 4,673 retail stores under the Boots, Benavides, and Ahumada in the United Kingdom, Thailand, Norway, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, Mexico, and Chile; and 636 optical practices. The Pharmaceutical Wholesale segment engages in the wholesale and distribution of specialty and generic pharmaceuticals, health and beauty products, and home healthcare supplies and equipment, as well as provides related services to pharmacies and other healthcare providers. This segment operates in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, Spain, the Netherlands, Egypt, Norway, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. was founded in 1901 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.

Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) managed to rebound with the stock declining -0.41% or $-0.23 to close the day at $55.73 on active trading volume of 4.31M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.95M. The Florham Park New Jersey 07932 based company has been outperforming the drugs – generic group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 42.75%, compared to the industry which has advanced 0.11% over the same period. With RSI of 69.64, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $58.07, making it a hold for now.

Zoetis Inc. engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and commercialization of animal health medicines and vaccines for livestock and companion animals in the United States and internationally. It offers anti-infectives that prevent, kill, or slow the growth of bacteria, fungi, or protozoa; vaccines, which are biological preparations to prevent diseases of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and reproductive tracts or induce a specific immune response; and parasiticides that prevent or eliminate external and internal parasites, such as fleas, ticks, and worms. The company also provides medicated feed additives that offer medicines to livestock; veterinarian solutions for anesthesia, pain management, and the diagnosis of diabetes; and other pharmaceutical products, including pain and sedation, oncology, antiemetic, allergy and dermatology, and reproductive products. In addition, it offers other product categories comprising nutritionals and agribusiness services, as well as products and services in complementary areas consisting of biodevices, diagnostics, and genetics. The company markets its products to veterinarians and livestock producers through its sales representatives, and technical and veterinary operations specialists. Zoetis Inc. was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey.

V.F. Corporation (VFC) shares were up in last trading by 1.72% to $50.32. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.53% over the past week and fell -4.19% in the past month. It is currently trading -5.24% below its 50 day moving average and -12.81% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -23.31% decrease in value from its one year high of $67.1. The RSI indicator value of 42.7, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

V.F. Corporation engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products in the United States and Europe. The company primarily offers outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment, youth culture/action sports-inspired footwear, handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, accessories, surfing-inspired footwear, merino wool socks, women’s activewear, and travel accessories under the The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Kipling, Napapijri, Jansport, Reef, Smartwool, Eastpak, lucy, and Eagle Creek brands. It also provides denim, casual apparel, footwear, and accessories under the Wrangler, Lee, Lee Casuals, Riders by Lee, Rustler, Timber Creek by Wrangler, and Rock & Republic brands. In addition, the company offers occupational, protective occupational, athletic, licensed athletic, and licensed apparel products under the Red Kap, Bulwark, Horace Small, Majestic, MLB, NFL, and Harley-Davidson brands; sportswear apparel, luggage, and accessories under the Nautica brand; and handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, and accessories under the Kipling brand. Further, it provides premium denim apparel, footwear, and accessories under the 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, and Ella Moss brands. The company sells its products primarily to specialty stores, department stores, national chains, and mass merchants, as well as sells through company operated stores, concession retail stores, and e-commerce sites. V.F. Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: V.F. Corporation (VFC), Devon Energy Corporation (DVN), American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL)

V.F. Corporation (VFC) saw its value increase by 1.59% as the stock gained $0.77 to finish the day at a closing price of $49.09. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $48.05-$67.1 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $48.05 to $49.24 during the day, are down by -9.91% in the past three months and down by -18.83% over the past six months. It is currently trading -4.39% below its 20 day moving average and -8.06% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $57.39 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 32.16.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

V.F. Corporation engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products in the United States and Europe. The company primarily offers outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment, youth culture/action sports-inspired footwear, handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, accessories, surfing-inspired footwear, merino wool socks, women’s activewear, and travel accessories under the The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Kipling, Napapijri, Jansport, Reef, Smartwool, Eastpak, lucy, and Eagle Creek brands. It also provides denim, casual apparel, footwear, and accessories under the Wrangler, Lee, Lee Casuals, Riders by Lee, Rustler, Timber Creek by Wrangler, and Rock & Republic brands. In addition, the company offers occupational, protective occupational, athletic, licensed athletic, and licensed apparel products under the Red Kap, Bulwark, Horace Small, Majestic, MLB, NFL, and Harley-Davidson brands; sportswear apparel, luggage, and accessories under the Nautica brand; and handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, and accessories under the Kipling brand. Further, it provides premium denim apparel, footwear, and accessories under the 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, and Ella Moss brands. The company sells its products primarily to specialty stores, department stores, national chains, and mass merchants, as well as sells through company operated stores, concession retail stores, and e-commerce sites. V.F. Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Devon Energy Corporation (DVN) shares were down in last trading by -0.18% to $44.06. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -3.25% over the past week and fell -5.41% in the past month. It is currently trading -5.41% below its 50 day moving average and 7.33% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -12.97% decrease in value from its one year high of $50.69. The RSI indicator value of 36.93, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) traded within a range of $44.51 to $45.26 after opening the day at $45.26. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -3.49% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.24% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $45.06 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -11.02% below its 52 week high of $50.64 and 82.33% above its 12-month low of $24.85. The shares are up by over 8.6% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 43.08 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY), Exelon Corporation (EXC), V.F. Corporation (VFC)

Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.72% or $-0.77 to close the day at $43.96 on light trading volume of 4.13M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.62M. The Richfield Minnesota 55423 based company has been outperforming the electronics stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 63.03%, compared to the industry which has advanced 44.63% over the same period. With RSI of 46.68, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $46.09, making it a hold for now.

Best Buy Co., Inc. operates as a retailer of technology products, services, and solutions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company operates through two reportable segments, Domestic and International. Its stores provide consumer electronics, such as home theater, home automation, digital imaging, health and fitness, and portable audio products; computing and mobile phones, including computing and peripherals, networking, tablets, smart watches, and e-readers, as well as mobile phones comprising related mobile network carrier commissions; and entertainment products, such as gaming hardware and software, movie, music, technology toy, and other software products. The company’s stores also offer appliances, which include refrigeration and laundry appliances, dishwashers, ovens, coffee makers, blenders, etc.; and other products comprising snacks, beverages, and other sundry items. In addition, it provides services, such as consultation, design, delivery, installation, set-up, protection plan, repair, technical support, and educational services. The company offers its products through stores and Websites under the Best Buy, bestbuy.com, Best Buy Mobile, Best Buy Direct, Best Buy Express, Geek Squad, Magnolia Home Theater, Pacific Kitchen and Home, bestbuy.com.ca, bestbuy.com.mx, and Geek Squad brand names, as well as through call centers. As of January 30, 2016, it had approximately 1,200 large-format and 400 small-format stores. The company was formerly known as Sound of Music, Inc. Best Buy Co., Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Richfield, Minnesota.

Exelon Corporation (EXC) climbed 0.08% during last trading as the stock added $0.03 to finish the day at $35.81 with about 4M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.36M. The $33.1B market cap company, which fluctuated between $35.66 and $36 during the day, currently situated 22.84% above its 52 week low of $29.82 and -3.2% away from its one year high of $37.7. The RSI of 58.69 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Exelon Corporation, a utility services holding company, engages in the energy generation and delivery businesses in the United States and Canada. It owns electric generating facilities, such as nuclear, fossil, and hydroelectric generation facilities, as well as wind and solar facilities. The company also sells renewable energy and other energy-related products and services; and engages in natural gas and oil exploration and production activities, as well as sells electricity and natural gas to wholesale and retail customers. In addition, it is involved in the purchase and regulated retail sale of electricity, and the provision of electricity transmission and distribution services to retail customers in northern Illinois, southeastern Pennsylvania, and central Maryland. Further, the company engages in the purchase and regulated retail sale of natural gas, and the provision of gas distribution services to retail customers in the Pennsylvania counties surrounding the City of Philadelphia, as well as in central Maryland, including the City of Baltimore. It serves distribution utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, and financial institutions, as well as commercial, industrial, governmental, and residential customers. The company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

V.F. Corporation (VFC) saw its value decrease by -0.4% as the stock dropped $-0.2 to finish the day at a closing price of $49.36. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $49.03-$67.1 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $49.23 to $49.98 during the day, are down by -6.94% in the past three months and down by -19.5% over the past six months. It is currently trading -4.64% below its 20 day moving average and -8.13% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $57.39 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 30.22. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

V.F. Corporation engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products in the United States and Europe. The company primarily offers outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment, youth culture/action sports-inspired footwear, handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, accessories, surfing-inspired footwear, merino wool socks, women’s activewear, and travel accessories under the The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Kipling, Napapijri, Jansport, Reef, Smartwool, Eastpak, lucy, and Eagle Creek brands. It also provides denim, casual apparel, footwear, and accessories under the Wrangler, Lee, Lee Casuals, Riders by Lee, Rustler, Timber Creek by Wrangler, and Rock & Republic brands. In addition, the company offers occupational, protective occupational, athletic, licensed athletic, and licensed apparel products under the Red Kap, Bulwark, Horace Small, Majestic, MLB, NFL, and Harley-Davidson brands; sportswear apparel, luggage, and accessories under the Nautica brand; and handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, and accessories under the Kipling brand. Further, it provides premium denim apparel, footwear, and accessories under the 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, and Ella Moss brands. The company sells its products primarily to specialty stores, department stores, national chains, and mass merchants, as well as sells through company operated stores, concession retail stores, and e-commerce sites. V.F. Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG), V.F. Corporation (VFC), The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL)

EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG) retreated with the stock falling -1.28% or $-1.29 to close at $99.71 on active trading volume of 5.06M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.63M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 43.13% up for the period and down by -1.22% so far this year. With price target of $112.41 and a 60.66% rebound from 52-week low, EOG Resources, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

EOG Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, explores for, develops, produces, and markets crude oil and natural gas. The company’s principal producing areas are located in New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming in the United States; and Canada, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and the People’s Republic of China. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated net proved reserves of 2,118 million barrels of oil equivalent, including 1,098 million barrels (MMBbl) crude oil and condensate reserves; 383 MMBbl of natural gas liquid reserves; and 3,825 billion cubic feet of natural gas reserves. EOG Resources, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

V.F. Corporation (VFC) had a active trading with around 4.99M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.23M. The stock traded between $49.82 and $51.29 before closing at the price of $50.7 with 0.18% change on the day. The Greensboro North Carolina 27408 based company is currently trading 2.11% above its 52 week low of $49.65 and -22.73% below its 52 week high of $67.1. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $58.79 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

V.F. Corporation engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products in the United States and Europe. The company primarily offers outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment, youth culture/action sports-inspired footwear, handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, accessories, surfing-inspired footwear, merino wool socks, women’s activewear, and travel accessories under the The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Kipling, Napapijri, Jansport, Reef, Smartwool, Eastpak, lucy, and Eagle Creek brands. It also provides denim, casual apparel, footwear, and accessories under the Wrangler, Lee, Lee Casuals, Riders by Lee, Rustler, Timber Creek by Wrangler, and Rock & Republic brands. In addition, the company offers occupational, protective occupational, athletic, licensed athletic, and licensed apparel products under the Red Kap, Bulwark, Horace Small, Majestic, MLB, NFL, and Harley-Davidson brands; sportswear apparel, luggage, and accessories under the Nautica brand; and handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, and accessories under the Kipling brand. Further, it provides premium denim apparel, footwear, and accessories under the 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, and Ella Moss brands. The company sells its products primarily to specialty stores, department stores, national chains, and mass merchants, as well as sells through company operated stores, concession retail stores, and e-commerce sites. V.F. Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) saw its value increase by 2.6% as the stock gained $2.08 to finish the day at a closing price of $82. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $75.29-$97.48 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $80.86 to $83.31 during the day, are down by -4.57% in the past three months and down by -11.95% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.93% above its 20 day moving average and 4.49% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $90.57 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 62.41.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The company offers a range of skin care products, such as moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products for face, eyes, lips, and nails, as well as related items, including compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. It also provides fragrance products in various forms comprising eau de parfum sprays and colognes, lotions, powders, creams, candles, and soaps; and hair care products, which include shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays, and hair color products, as well as sells ancillary products and services. The company offers its products under the brands of Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series, Origins, M·A·C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, Prescriptives, GoodSkin Labs, Ojon, and Osiao. In addition, it operates as a licensee for fragrances and/or cosmetics sold under the Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tory Burch, Dr. Andrew Weil, and AERIN brand names. The company sells its products through department stores, specialty multi-brand retailers, upscale perfumeries, pharmacies, and salons and spas; freestanding stores; e-commerce Websites; stores in airports and on cruise ships; in-flight and duty-free shops; and self-select outlets. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in New York, New York.

 

Traders Recap: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE), V.F. Corporation (VFC), Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH)

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.39% or $-0.07 to close the day at $17.95 on lower than average trading volume of 5.38M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.04M. The Dallas Texas 75225 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas pipelines companies by 21.2419% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -7.04% YTD, versus the oil & gas pipelines industry which is up 2.56% for the same period. The RSI of 43.39 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. It owns and operates approximately 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas; and approximately 12,300 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. Its midstream operations include ownership and operation of approximately 35,000 miles of in service natural gas pipelines, 31 natural gas processing plants, 21 natural gas treating facilities, and 4 natural gas conditioning facilities in Texas, New Mexico, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana; operation of natural gas gathering, oil pipeline, and oil stabilization facilities in South Texas, as well as a natural gas gathering system in Ohio; and transportation and supply of water to natural gas producers in Pennsylvania. The company’s natural gas liquid (NGL) transportation and services operations include ownership of approximately 2,000 miles of NGL pipelines, three NGL processing plants, four NGL and propane fractionation facilities, and NGL storage facilities. It also sells gasoline and middle distillates at retail; operates convenience stores primarily on the east coast and in the Midwest region of the United States; and gathers, purchases, stores, transports, markets, and sells crude oil, NGLs, and refined products. In addition, it provides natural gas compression services; treating services, such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide removal, natural gas cooling, dehydration, and British thermal unit management services; and manages coal and natural resources properties, as well as sells standing timber, leases coal-related infrastructure facilities, collects oil and gas royalties, and generates a total of 75 megawatts electrical power. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

V.F. Corporation (VFC) had a active trading with around 6.36M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.12M. The stock traded between $49.65 and $51.5 before closing at the price of $51.48 with 0.25% change on the day. The Greensboro North Carolina 27408 based company is currently trading 2.2% above its 52 week low of $49.65 and -21.54% below its 52 week high of $67.1. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 42.94 and $58.79 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

V.F. Corporation engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products in the United States and Europe. The company primarily offers outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment, youth culture/action sports-inspired footwear, handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, accessories, surfing-inspired footwear, merino wool socks, women’s activewear, and travel accessories under the The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Kipling, Napapijri, Jansport, Reef, Smartwool, Eastpak, lucy, and Eagle Creek brands. It also provides denim, casual apparel, footwear, and accessories under the Wrangler, Lee, Lee Casuals, Riders by Lee, Rustler, Timber Creek by Wrangler, and Rock & Republic brands. In addition, the company offers occupational, protective occupational, athletic, licensed athletic, and licensed apparel products under the Red Kap, Bulwark, Horace Small, Majestic, MLB, NFL, and Harley-Davidson brands; sportswear apparel, luggage, and accessories under the Nautica brand; and handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, and accessories under the Kipling brand. Further, it provides premium denim apparel, footwear, and accessories under the 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, and Ella Moss brands. The company sells its products primarily to specialty stores, department stores, national chains, and mass merchants, as well as sells through company operated stores, concession retail stores, and e-commerce sites. V.F. Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) traded within a range of $46.83 to $48.11 after opening the day at $47.88. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 10.51% so far this year. The stock was down close to -2.14% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $47 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -15.45% below its 52 week high of $55.59 and 37.59% above its 12-month low of $34.16. The shares are up by over 22.91% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 59.46 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.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM), V.F. Corporation (VFC), United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL)

Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM) climbed 0.56% during last trading as the stock added $0.19 to finish the day at $34.38 with about 4.46M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.36M. The $18.25B market cap company, which fluctuated between $34.26 and $34.67 during the day, currently situated 89.82% above its 52 week low of $19.6 and -25.22% away from its one year high of $46.07. The RSI of 49.13 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

V.F. Corporation (VFC) dropped $-1.24 to close the day at a new closing price of $50.77, a -2.38% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 0.55% above its 52 week low of $50.47. A total of 4.42M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.08M. The stock, which fluctuated between $50.47 and $52.15 during the day, currently situated -22.62% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -5.6% in the past one month and down by -5.47% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $58.79 and RSI of 35.47, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

V.F. Corporation engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products in the United States and Europe. The company primarily offers outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment, youth culture/action sports-inspired footwear, handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, accessories, surfing-inspired footwear, merino wool socks, women’s activewear, and travel accessories under the The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Kipling, Napapijri, Jansport, Reef, Smartwool, Eastpak, lucy, and Eagle Creek brands. It also provides denim, casual apparel, footwear, and accessories under the Wrangler, Lee, Lee Casuals, Riders by Lee, Rustler, Timber Creek by Wrangler, and Rock & Republic brands. In addition, the company offers occupational, protective occupational, athletic, licensed athletic, and licensed apparel products under the Red Kap, Bulwark, Horace Small, Majestic, MLB, NFL, and Harley-Davidson brands; sportswear apparel, luggage, and accessories under the Nautica brand; and handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, and accessories under the Kipling brand. Further, it provides premium denim apparel, footwear, and accessories under the 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, and Ella Moss brands. The company sells its products primarily to specialty stores, department stores, national chains, and mass merchants, as well as sells through company operated stores, concession retail stores, and e-commerce sites. V.F. Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) had a active trading with around 4.38M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.86M. The stock traded between $74.04 and $75.98 before closing at the price of $74.42 with -1.27% change on the day. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company is currently trading 98.93% above its 52 week low of $37.41 and -3.1% below its 52 week high of $76.8. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 54.84 and $85.28 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

United Continental Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides air transportation services in North America, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company transports people and cargo through its mainline and regional operations. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 1,236 aircraft. United Continental Holdings, Inc. also sells fuel; and offers catering, ground handling, and maintenance services for third parties. The company was formerly known as UAL Corporation and changed its name to United Continental Holdings, Inc. in October 2010. United Continental Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Investor’s Alert: Amphenol Corporation (APH), V.F. Corporation (VFC), Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI)

Amphenol Corporation (APH) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -2.52% or $-1.73 to close the day at $67.03 on higher than average trading volume of 3.16M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.14M. The Wallingford Connecticut 06492 based company has been outperforming the diversified electronics companies by 1.7202% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -0.25% YTD, versus the diversified electronics industry which is up 4.23% for the same period. The RSI of 42.89 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Amphenol Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, primarily designs, manufactures, and markets electrical, electronic, and fiber optic connectors worldwide. It operates through two segments, Interconnect Products and Assemblies, and Cable Products and Solutions. The Interconnect Products and Assemblies segment produces connectors and connector systems, including fiber optic, harsh environment, high speed, and radio frequency interconnect products, as well as antennas; power interconnect products, bus bars, and distribution systems; and other connectors. It also offers value-add products, such as backplane interconnect systems, cable assemblies and harnesses, and cable management products; and other products comprising antennas, printed circuit boards, hinges, production-related accessories, molded parts, sensors and sensor-based products, switches, and touch panels and lenses. The Cable Products and Solutions segment provides coaxial, power, and specialty cables; cable assemblies; and components comprising combiner/splitter products, connector and connector systems, and fiber optic components. It serves original equipment manufacturers, electronic manufacturing services companies, original design manufacturers, and communication network operators in the automotive, broadband communication, commercial aerospace, industrial, information technology and data communication, military, mobile device, and mobile network markets. The company sells its products through its sales force, independent representatives, and a network of electronics distributors. Amphenol Corporation was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Wallingford, Connecticut.

V.F. Corporation (VFC) had a active trading with around 3.13M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.12M. The stock traded between $52.57 and $53.18 before closing at the price of $52.61 with -0.13% change on the day. The Greensboro North Carolina 27408 based company is currently trading 4.2% above its 52 week low of $50.49 and -19.82% below its 52 week high of $67.1. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 45.89 and $59.78 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

V.F. Corporation engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products in the United States and Europe. The company primarily offers outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment, youth culture/action sports-inspired footwear, handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, accessories, surfing-inspired footwear, merino wool socks, women’s activewear, and travel accessories under the The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Kipling, Napapijri, Jansport, Reef, Smartwool, Eastpak, lucy, and Eagle Creek brands. It also provides denim, casual apparel, footwear, and accessories under the Wrangler, Lee, Lee Casuals, Riders by Lee, Rustler, Timber Creek by Wrangler, and Rock & Republic brands. In addition, the company offers occupational, protective occupational, athletic, licensed athletic, and licensed apparel products under the Red Kap, Bulwark, Horace Small, Majestic, MLB, NFL, and Harley-Davidson brands; sportswear apparel, luggage, and accessories under the Nautica brand; and handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, and accessories under the Kipling brand. Further, it provides premium denim apparel, footwear, and accessories under the 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, and Ella Moss brands. The company sells its products primarily to specialty stores, department stores, national chains, and mass merchants, as well as sells through company operated stores, concession retail stores, and e-commerce sites. V.F. Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI) traded within a range of $62.37 to $63.69 after opening the day at $62.37. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -2.11% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.47% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $63.6 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -7.28% below its 52 week high of $68.59 and 68.42% above its 12-month low of $38.16. The shares are up by over 22.34% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 53.35 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies oilfield services, products, technology, and systems to the oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company offers drilling and evaluation products and services, which include drill bits for performance drilling, hole enlargement, and coring; conventional and rotary steerable systems used to drill wells; measurement-while-drilling and logging-while-drilling systems to perform reservoir navigation services; drilling optimization services; tools for coil tubing drilling and wellbore re-entry systems; coring drilling systems; surface logging; emulsion and water-based drilling fluids systems; reservoir drill-in fluids; and fluids environmental services. Its drilling and evaluation products and services also comprise wire line services, such as tools for open hole and cased hole well logging to gather data to perform petro physical and geophysical analysis; reservoir evaluation coring; casing perforation; fluid characterization; production logging; well integrity testing; pipe recovery; and seismic and micro seismic services. In addition, the company provides completion and production products and services consisting of completion systems used to control the flow of hydrocarbons within a wellbore; wellbore intervention products and services to enhance the performance of existing wellbores; intelligent production system products and services to monitor and control the production from individual wells or fields; artificial lifts, such as electric submersible pump systems, progressing cavity pump systems, gas lift systems, and surface horizontal pumping systems to lift oil and water; chemicals and chemical application systems; and cementing, stimulation, and coil tubing services. Further, it offers industrial products and services to the downstream chemicals, and process and pipeline industries. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. As of December 30, 2016, Baker Hughes Incorporated operates as a subsidiary of General Electric Company.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: V.F. Corporation (VFC), Duke Energy Corporation (DUK), Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A)

V.F. Corporation (VFC) traded within a range of $52 to $52.94 after opening the day at $52.04. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.26% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.11% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $52.68 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -19.71% below its 52 week high of $67.1 and 4.34% above its 12-month low of $50.49. The shares are down by over -2.92% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 45.59 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

V.F. Corporation engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products in the United States and Europe. The company primarily offers outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment, youth culture/action sports-inspired footwear, handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, accessories, surfing-inspired footwear, merino wool socks, women’s activewear, and travel accessories under the The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Kipling, Napapijri, Jansport, Reef, Smartwool, Eastpak, lucy, and Eagle Creek brands. It also provides denim, casual apparel, footwear, and accessories under the Wrangler, Lee, Lee Casuals, Riders by Lee, Rustler, Timber Creek by Wrangler, and Rock & Republic brands. In addition, the company offers occupational, protective occupational, athletic, licensed athletic, and licensed apparel products under the Red Kap, Bulwark, Horace Small, Majestic, MLB, NFL, and Harley-Davidson brands; sportswear apparel, luggage, and accessories under the Nautica brand; and handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, and accessories under the Kipling brand. Further, it provides premium denim apparel, footwear, and accessories under the 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, and Ella Moss brands. The company sells its products primarily to specialty stores, department stores, national chains, and mass merchants, as well as sells through company operated stores, concession retail stores, and e-commerce sites. V.F. Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.19% or $0.15 to close the day at $77.18 on light trading volume of 2.75M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.29M. The Charlotte North Carolina 28202 based company has been outperforming the electric utilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 12.15%, compared to the industry which has advanced 13.77% over the same period. With RSI of 53.38, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $79.65, making it a hold for now.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Regulated Utilities, International Energy, and Commercial Portfolio. The Regulated Utilities segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana; and transports and sells natural gas in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment owns approximately 50,000 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity; and uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity. It serves approximately 7.4 million retail electric customers in 6 states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States with a service area covering approximately 95,000 square miles; and approximately 525,000 retail natural gas customers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment is also involved in the wholesale of electricity to incorporated municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities. The International Energy segment operates and manages power generation facilities; and markets and sells electric power, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. This segment serves retail distributors, electric utilities, independent power producers, marketers, and industrial and commercial companies. The Commercial Portfolio segment acquires, builds, develops, and operates wind and solar renewable generation and energy transmission projects. Its portfolio includes nonregulated renewable energy, electric transmission, natural gas infrastructure, and energy storage businesses. This segment has 22 wind farms and 38 commercial solar farms with a capacity of 2,400 MW across 11 states. The company was formerly known as Duke Energy Holding Corp. and changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in April 2005. Duke Energy Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) dropped $-0.04 to close the day at a new closing price of $47.35, a -0.08% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 40.17% above its 52 week low of $34.15. A total of 2.74M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.12M. The stock, which fluctuated between $47.05 and $48.21 during the day, currently situated -4.3% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.14% in the past one month and up by 4.21% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $51.9 and RSI of 53.22, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. Its Life Sciences and Applied Markets segment offers liquid chromatography systems and components; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry systems; gas chromatography systems and components; gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry instruments; laboratory software and informatics systems; laboratory automation and robotic systems; dissolution testing; vacuum pumps; and measurement technologies. The company’s Diagnostics and Genomics segment provides reagents, instruments, software, and consumables; arrays for DNA mutation detection, genotyping, gene copy number determination, identification of gene rearrangements, DNA methylation profiling, and gene expression profiling, as well as sequencing target enrichment services; and equipment focused on production of synthesized oligonucleotides for use as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Its Agilent CrossLab segment offers GC and LC columns, sample preparation products, custom chemistries, and various laboratory instrument supplies; and startup, operational, training, and compliance support, as well as asset management and consultation services. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales, electronic commerce, resellers, manufacturers’ representatives, and distributors. It has a collaboration agreement with University of Leuven to focus on detecting genetic abnormalities in cell-free DNA and embryo biopsies. Agilent Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.