Stocks Under Consideration: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), Hologic Inc. (HOLX), Coty Inc. (COTY)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) grew with the stock adding 0.26% or $0.18 to close at $69.63 on light trading volume of 6.8M compared its three months average trading volume of 8.68M. The Bentonville Arkansas 72716 based company operating under the Discount, Variety Stores industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 22.9% up for the period and up by 16.06% so far this year. With price target of $74.85 and a 27.42% rebound from 52-week low, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. It operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam’s Club. The company operates discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, apparel stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and membership-only warehouse clubs; and retail Websites, such as walmart.com and samsclub.com. It offers grocery products, including meat, produce, natural and organics, deli and bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral and dry grocery, as well as consumables, such as health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods, and pet supplies; and health and wellness products, which include pharmacy, optical services, clinical services, over-the-counter drugs, and other medical products. The company also provides electronics, toys, cameras and supplies, photo processing services, cellular phones, cellular service plan contracts and prepaid service, movies, music, video games, and books; stationery, automotive, hardware and paint, and sporting goods, as well as fabrics, crafts, and seasonal merchandise; apparel for women, girls, men, boys, and infants, as well as shoes, jewelry, and accessories; and home furnishings, housewares and small appliances, bedding, home decor, outdoor living, and horticulture products. The company also provides fuel and financial services and related products, including money orders, prepaid cards, wire transfers, money transfers, check cashing, and bill payment. In addition, it offers brand name merchandise, including hardgoods, softgoods, and selected private-label items, such as Member’s Mark. As of June 20, 2016, it operated 11,527 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce Websites in 11 countries. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Hologic Inc. (HOLX) had a active trading with around 6.78M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.17M. The stock traded at the price of $37.19 with 5.15% change on the day. The Marlborough Massachusetts 01752 based company is currently trading 16.8% above its 52 week low of $31.84 and -10.73% below its 52 week high of $41.66. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $43.2 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Hologic, Inc. develops, manufactures, and supplies diagnostics products, medical imaging systems, and surgical products for women in the United States, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Diagnostics, Breast Health, GYN Surgical, and Skeletal Health. The Diagnostics segment provides Aptima family of assays, target capture/nucleic acid extraction technology, transcription-mediated amplification technology, hybridization protection and dual kinetic assays, instrumentation, Invader chemistry platform, ThinPrep system, fetal fibronectin tests, Procleix family of assays for blood screening, and virology and infectious disease products. The Breast Health segment offers breast imaging and related products and accessories, including digital and film-based mammography systems; computer-aided detection (CAD) for mammography; invasive breast biopsy devices; breast biopsy site markers; breast biopsy guidance systems; and breast brachytherapy products. This segment also provides Dimensions platform, a mammography gantry for 2D and tomosynthesis image acquisition and display; C-View that provides a 2D image; Selenia digital mammography platform; and SecurView Workstations. The GYN Surgical segment offers NovaSure system to treat women suffering from abnormal uterine bleeding; and MyoSure system for the hysteroscopic removal of fibroids. The Skeletal Health segment provides discovery and horizon X-ray bone densitometers that assess the bone density of fracture sites; and mini C-arm imaging systems to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures on a patient’s extremities, such as the hand, wrist, knee, foot, and ankle. Hologic, Inc. sells its products through direct sales and service forces, and a network of independent distributors and sales representatives. The company has a strategic alliance with Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. Hologic, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Coty Inc. (COTY) saw its value increase by 0.45% as the stock gained $0.1 to finish the day at a closing price of $22.35. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $21.48-$31.6 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $22.18 to $22.46 during the day, are down by -18.34% in the past three months and down by -15.97% over the past six months. It is currently trading -3.51% below its 20 day moving average and -7.72% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $27.58 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 36.33.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), Xerox Corporation (XRX), Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) climbed 0.22% during last trading as the stock added $0.15 to finish the day at $69.45 with about 7.65M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.66M. The $214.12B market cap company, which fluctuated between $69.2 and $69.97 during the day, currently situated 27.09% above its 52 week low of $56.3 and -7.63% away from its one year high of $75.19. The RSI of 46.3 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. It operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam’s Club. The company operates discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, apparel stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and membership-only warehouse clubs; and retail Websites, such as walmart.com and samsclub.com. It offers grocery products, including meat, produce, natural and organics, deli and bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral and dry grocery, as well as consumables, such as health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods, and pet supplies; and health and wellness products, which include pharmacy, optical services, clinical services, over-the-counter drugs, and other medical products. The company also provides electronics, toys, cameras and supplies, photo processing services, cellular phones, cellular service plan contracts and prepaid service, movies, music, video games, and books; stationery, automotive, hardware and paint, and sporting goods, as well as fabrics, crafts, and seasonal merchandise; apparel for women, girls, men, boys, and infants, as well as shoes, jewelry, and accessories; and home furnishings, housewares and small appliances, bedding, home decor, outdoor living, and horticulture products. The company also provides fuel and financial services and related products, including money orders, prepaid cards, wire transfers, money transfers, check cashing, and bill payment. In addition, it offers brand name merchandise, including hardgoods, softgoods, and selected private-label items, such as Member’s Mark. As of June 20, 2016, it operated 11,527 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce Websites in 11 countries. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Xerox Corporation (XRX) gained $0.01 to close the day at a new closing price of $9.51, a 0.11% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 14.86% above its 52 week low of $8.48. A total of 7.62M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.54M. The stock, which fluctuated between $9.42 and $9.54 during the day, currently situated -15.11% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.35% in the past one month and down by -2.6% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $11.32 and RSI of 43.21, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Xerox Corporation provides business process and document management solutions worldwide. Its Services segment offers business process outsourcing services, such as customer care, transaction processing, finance and accounting, human resources, communication and marketing, and consulting and analytics services, as well as services in the areas of healthcare, transportation, financial services, retail, and telecommunications areas. This segment also provides document outsourcing services comprising managed print services, including workflow automation and centralized print services. The company’s Document Technology segment offers desktop monochrome and color printers, multifunction printers, copiers, digital printing presses, and light production devices; and production printing and publishing systems for the graphic communications marketplace and large enterprises. Its Other segment sells paper, wide-format systems, global imaging systems network integration solutions, and electronic presentation systems. The company sells its products and services directly to its customers; and through its sales force, as well as through a network of independent agents, dealers, value-added resellers, systems integrators, and the Web. Xerox Corporation was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX) had a light trading with around 7.54M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.91M. The stock traded between $21.58 and $21.8 before closing at the price of $21.6 with -0.51% change on the day. The Marlborough Massachusetts 01752 based company is currently trading 37.84% above its 52 week low of $15.67 and -12.87% below its 52 week high of $24.79. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 32.37 and $27.66 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Boston Scientific Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices for use in various interventional medical specialties worldwide. It operates through three segments: Cardiovascular, Rhythm Management, and MedSurg. The company offers interventional cardiology products, including drug-eluting coronary stent systems used in the treatment of coronary artery disease; coronary technology products to treat atherosclerosis; intraluminal catheter-directed ultrasound imaging catheters and systems for use in coronary arteries and heart chambers, as well as peripheral vessels; and structural heart therapy systems. It also provides stents, balloon catheters, wires, peripheral embolization devices, and vena cava filters used to treat peripheral disease; and biliary stents, drainage catheters, and micro-puncture sets to treat, diagnose, and ease benign and malignant tumors. In addition, the company offers cardiac rhythm management devices, such as implantable cardioverter defibrillator systems to detect and treat abnormally fast heart rhythms; implantable cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker systems used to treat heart failure; and medical technologies to diagnose and treat rate and rhythm disorders of the heart comprising steerable radio frequency ablation catheters, intracardiac ultrasound catheters, diagnostic catheters, delivery sheaths, and other accessories. Further, it provides products to treat diseases of the pulmonary and gastrointestinal conditions; devices to diagnose, treat, and ease pulmonary disease systems within the airway and lungs; products to treat urinary stone disease and benign prostatic hyperplasia; mid-urethral sling products, sling and graft materials, pelvic floor reconstruction kits, and suturing devices; and spinal cord stimulator systems. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Traders Recap: PBF Energy Inc. (PBF), Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY)

PBF Energy Inc. (PBF) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 6.24% or $1.36 to close the day at $23.16 on higher than average trading volume of 8.88M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.52M. The Parsippany New Jersey 07054 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas refining & marketing companies by -2.1908% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -34.88% YTD, versus the oil & gas refining & marketing industry which is down -10.01% for the same period. The RSI of 61.52 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

PBF Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the refining and supply of petroleum products. It produces gasoline, ultra-low-sulfur diesel, heating oil, diesel fuel, jet fuel, lubricants, petrochemicals, and asphalt, as well as unbranded transportation fuels, petrochemical feedstocks, blending components, and other petroleum products. The company sells its products in Northeast and Midwest of the United States, as well as in other regions of the United States and Canada. PBF Energy Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Parsippany, New Jersey.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) had a active trading with around 8.83M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.62M. The stock traded between $69.14 and $70.06 before closing at the price of $69.3 with -1.03% change on the day. The Bentonville Arkansas 72716 based company is currently trading 26.82% above its 52 week low of $56.3 and -7.83% below its 52 week high of $75.19. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 45.5 and $74.85 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. It operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam’s Club. The company operates discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, apparel stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and membership-only warehouse clubs; and retail Websites, such as walmart.com and samsclub.com. It offers grocery products, including meat, produce, natural and organics, deli and bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral and dry grocery, as well as consumables, such as health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods, and pet supplies; and health and wellness products, which include pharmacy, optical services, clinical services, over-the-counter drugs, and other medical products. The company also provides electronics, toys, cameras and supplies, photo processing services, cellular phones, cellular service plan contracts and prepaid service, movies, music, video games, and books; stationery, automotive, hardware and paint, and sporting goods, as well as fabrics, crafts, and seasonal merchandise; apparel for women, girls, men, boys, and infants, as well as shoes, jewelry, and accessories; and home furnishings, housewares and small appliances, bedding, home decor, outdoor living, and horticulture products. The company also provides fuel and financial services and related products, including money orders, prepaid cards, wire transfers, money transfers, check cashing, and bill payment. In addition, it offers brand name merchandise, including hardgoods, softgoods, and selected private-label items, such as Member’s Mark. As of June 20, 2016, it operated 11,527 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce Websites in 11 countries. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) traded within a range of $50.38 to $51.36 after opening the day at $50.93. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -24.8% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.22% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $50.8 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -33.67% below its 52 week high of $77.12 and 3.61% above its 12-month low of $49.03. The shares are down by over -31.61% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 44.96 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company discovers, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells biopharmaceutical products worldwide. It offers chemically-synthesized drug or small molecule, and biologic in various therapeutic areas, including virology comprising human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV); oncology; immunoscience; cardiovascular; and neuroscience. Its products include Baraclude for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection; Daklinza and Sunvepra for the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection; Reyataz and Sustiva for the treatment of HIV; Empliciti, a humanized monoclonal antibody for the treatment of multiple myeloma; Erbitux, an IgG1 monoclonal antibody that targets and blocks the epidermal growth factor receptor; Opdivo, a fully human monoclonal antibody for non-small cell lung cancer, renal cell cancer, and melanoma; Sprycel, a multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor for the treatment of adults with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia; Yervoy, a monoclonal antibody for the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma; Abilify, an antipsychotic agent for adult patients with schizophrenia, bipolar mania disorder, and major depressive disorder; Orencia to treat rheumatoid arthritis; and Eliquis, an oral factor Xa inhibitor targeted at stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, and the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolic disorders. Its products pipeline includes Beclabuvir, a non-nucleoside NS5B inhibitor that is in regulatory review for the treatment of HCV; BMS-663068, an investigational compound that is being studied in HIV-1; and Prostvac, a Phase III prostate-specific antigen to treat asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. The company was formerly known as Bristol-Myers Company and changed its name to Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in 1989. The company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Stocks in the Spotlight: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA), General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) had a light trading with around 6.39M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.62M. The stock traded between $69.85 and $70.17 before closing at the price of $70.02 with 0.04% change on the day. The Bentonville Arkansas 72716 based company is currently trading 28.14% above its 52 week low of $56.3 and -6.88% below its 52 week high of $75.19. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 51.08 and $74.85 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. It operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam’s Club. The company operates discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, apparel stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and membership-only warehouse clubs; and retail Websites, such as walmart.com and samsclub.com. It offers grocery products, including meat, produce, natural and organics, deli and bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral and dry grocery, as well as consumables, such as health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods, and pet supplies; and health and wellness products, which include pharmacy, optical services, clinical services, over-the-counter drugs, and other medical products. The company also provides electronics, toys, cameras and supplies, photo processing services, cellular phones, cellular service plan contracts and prepaid service, movies, music, video games, and books; stationery, automotive, hardware and paint, and sporting goods, as well as fabrics, crafts, and seasonal merchandise; apparel for women, girls, men, boys, and infants, as well as shoes, jewelry, and accessories; and home furnishings, housewares and small appliances, bedding, home decor, outdoor living, and horticulture products. The company also provides fuel and financial services and related products, including money orders, prepaid cards, wire transfers, money transfers, check cashing, and bill payment. In addition, it offers brand name merchandise, including hardgoods, softgoods, and selected private-label items, such as Member’s Mark. As of June 20, 2016, it operated 11,527 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce Websites in 11 countries. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.

NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.85% or $0.6 to close the day at $71.16 on light trading volume of 6.3M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.49M. The Santa Clara California 95050 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – specialized group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 153.82%, compared to the industry which has advanced 34.96% over the same period. With RSI of 65.37, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $66.61, making it a hold for now.

NVIDIA Corporation operates as a visual computing company worldwide. It operates in two segments, GPU and Tegra Processor. The GPU segment offers processors, which include GeForce for PC gaming; Quadro for design professionals working in computer-aided design, video editing, special effects, and other creative applications; Tesla for deep learning, accelerated computing, and general purpose computing; and GRID for cloud-based streaming on gaming devices. The Tegra Processor segment provides processors that integrate a computer onto a single chip under the Tegra brand name; DRIVE automotive computers, which offer supercomputing capabilities; and tablet and portable devices for mobile gaming under the SHIELD name. The company’s products are used in gaming, professional visualization, datacenter, and automotive markets. It sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, system builders, motherboard manufacturers, add-in board manufacturers, and retailers/distributors. NVIDIA Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP) shares were up in last trading by 1.42% to $24.95. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -4.33% over the past week and fell -9.6% in the past month. It is currently trading -9.57% below its 50 day moving average and -12.06% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -22.27% decrease in value from its one year high of $32.1. The RSI indicator value of 29.09, lead us to believe that it may correct downwards in the near term.

General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Stocks in Review: The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW), Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)

The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) traded within a range of $31.54 to $32.44 after opening the day at $32.2. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -2.44% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.84% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $31.89 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -6.93% below its 52 week high of $34.52 and 48.97% above its 12-month low of $21.51. The shares are up by over 12.79% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 50.21 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, custody, and financial advisory services. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Advisor Services. The Investor Services segment provides retail brokerage and banking services, retirement plan services, and other corporate brokerage services; and stock plan services, compliance solutions, and mutual fund clearing services, as well as engages in the off-platform sales business. The Advisor Services segment provides custodial, trading, and support services; and retirement and corporate brokerage retirement services. The company provides brokerage accounts with cash management capabilities; third-party mutual funds through the Mutual Fund Marketplace, including no-transaction fee mutual funds through the Mutual Fund OneSource service, which includes proprietary mutual funds, plus mutual fund trading, and clearing services to broker-dealers; exchange-traded funds (ETFs), including proprietary and third-party ETFs; and advice solutions, such as managed portfolios of proprietary and third-party mutual funds and ETFs, separately managed accounts, customized personal advice for tailored portfolios, and specialized planning and portfolio management. It also offers banking products and services, including checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, first lien residential real estate mortgage loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and Pledged Asset Lines; and trust services comprising trust custody services, personal trust reporting services, and administrative trustee services. The company serves individuals and institutional clients in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, London, and Hong Kong. The Charles Schwab Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.23% or $0.16 to close the day at $69.99 on light trading volume of 6.93M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.58M. The Bentonville Arkansas 72716 based company has been outperforming the discount, variety stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 24.41%, compared to the industry which has advanced 12.74% over the same period. With RSI of 52.35, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $74.85, making it a hold for now.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. It operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam’s Club. The company operates discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, apparel stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and membership-only warehouse clubs; and retail Websites, such as walmart.com and samsclub.com. It offers grocery products, including meat, produce, natural and organics, deli and bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral and dry grocery, as well as consumables, such as health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods, and pet supplies; and health and wellness products, which include pharmacy, optical services, clinical services, over-the-counter drugs, and other medical products. The company also provides electronics, toys, cameras and supplies, photo processing services, cellular phones, cellular service plan contracts and prepaid service, movies, music, video games, and books; stationery, automotive, hardware and paint, and sporting goods, as well as fabrics, crafts, and seasonal merchandise; apparel for women, girls, men, boys, and infants, as well as shoes, jewelry, and accessories; and home furnishings, housewares and small appliances, bedding, home decor, outdoor living, and horticulture products. The company also provides fuel and financial services and related products, including money orders, prepaid cards, wire transfers, money transfers, check cashing, and bill payment. In addition, it offers brand name merchandise, including hardgoods, softgoods, and selected private-label items, such as Member’s Mark. As of June 20, 2016, it operated 11,527 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce Websites in 11 countries. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) dropped $-3.27 to close the day at a new closing price of $79.45, a -3.95% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 49.88% above its 52 week low of $53.01. A total of 6.93M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.86M. The stock currently situated -7.69% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -5.71% in the past one month and up by 3.68% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $91.03 and RSI of 36.02, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes games, content, and services for consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, and tablets worldwide. It develops and publishes digital interactive entertainment games primarily under the FIFA, Madden NFL, Star Wars, Battlefield, The Sims, Need for Speed, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Plants vs. Zombies, and Titanfall brand names. The company also offers casual games, such as cards, puzzles, and word games through its Pogo online service. Electronic Arts Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Superior Energy Services, Inc. (SPN), Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), VMware, Inc. (VMW)

Superior Energy Services, Inc. (SPN) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -2.71% or $-0.4 to close the day at $14.34 on active trading volume of 7.19M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.12M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company has been underperforming the oil & gas equipment & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -8.05%, compared to the industry which has advanced 0.16% over the same period. With RSI of 31.28, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $20.04, making it a hold for now.

Superior Energy Services, Inc. provides specialized oilfield services and equipment to crude oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States, the Gulf of Mexico, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Drilling Products and Services; Onshore Completion and Workover Services; Production Services; and Technical Solutions. The Drilling Products and Services segment rents tubulars, including primary drill pipe strings, tubing landing strings, completion tubulars, and associated accessories; and manufactures and rents bottom hole tools, such as stabilizers, non-magnetic drill collars, and hole openers, as well as rents temporary onshore and offshore accommodation modules and accessories. The Onshore Completion and Workover Services segment offers pressure pumping services comprising hydraulic fracturing and high pressure pumping services used to complete and stimulate production in new oil and gas wells; fluid management services used to obtain, move, store, and dispose of fluids that are involved in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas reservoirs; and workover services consisting of installations, completions, and sidetracking of wells, as well as support for perforating operations. The Production Services segment provides intervention services, including coiled tubing, cased hole and mechanical wireline, hydraulic workover and snubbing, production testing and optimization, and remedial pumping services. The Technical Solutions segment offers pressure control services; completion tools and services, such as sand control systems, well screens and filters, and surface-controlled sub surface safety valves; and offshore well decommissioning services, including plugging and abandoning wells at the end of their economic life, and dismantling and removing associated infrastructure. Superior Energy Services, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) climbed 0.34% during last trading as the stock added $0.24 to finish the day at $69.83 with about 7.13M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.56M. The $217.23B market cap company, which fluctuated between $69.39 and $70 during the day, currently situated 27.79% above its 52 week low of $56.3 and -7.13% away from its one year high of $75.19. The RSI of 51.23 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. It operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam’s Club. The company operates discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, apparel stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and membership-only warehouse clubs; and retail Websites, such as walmart.com and samsclub.com. It offers grocery products, including meat, produce, natural and organics, deli and bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral and dry grocery, as well as consumables, such as health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods, and pet supplies; and health and wellness products, which include pharmacy, optical services, clinical services, over-the-counter drugs, and other medical products. The company also provides electronics, toys, cameras and supplies, photo processing services, cellular phones, cellular service plan contracts and prepaid service, movies, music, video games, and books; stationery, automotive, hardware and paint, and sporting goods, as well as fabrics, crafts, and seasonal merchandise; apparel for women, girls, men, boys, and infants, as well as shoes, jewelry, and accessories; and home furnishings, housewares and small appliances, bedding, home decor, outdoor living, and horticulture products. The company also provides fuel and financial services and related products, including money orders, prepaid cards, wire transfers, money transfers, check cashing, and bill payment. In addition, it offers brand name merchandise, including hardgoods, softgoods, and selected private-label items, such as Member’s Mark. As of June 20, 2016, it operated 11,527 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce Websites in 11 countries. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.

VMware, Inc. (VMW) saw its value increase by 3.36% as the stock gained $2.46 to finish the day at a closing price of $75.77. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $43.25-$77.98 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $75.51 to $77.98 during the day, are up by 3.82% in the past three months and up by 33.14% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.32% above its 20 day moving average and 3.23% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $75.41 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 64.01. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

VMware, Inc. provides virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions in the United States and internationally. Its virtualization infrastructure solutions include a suite of products and services designed to deliver a software-defined data center (SDDC), run on industry-standard desktop computers, servers, and mobile devices; and support a range of operating system and application environments, as well as networking and storage infrastructures. The company offers VMware vSphere, a SDDC platform, which enables users to deploy hypervisor, a layer of software that resides between the operating system and system hardware to enable compute virtualization; storage and availability products that provide data storage and protection options; network and security products; and management and automation products to manage and automate overarching IT processes involved in provisioning IT services and resources to users from initial infrastructure deployment to retirement. It also provides SDDC suites, such as VMware vCloud Suite, vSphere with Operations Management, and VMware vRealize suite for building and managing cloud infrastructure for use with the VMware vSphere platform. In addition, the company offers hybrid cloud computing solutions, including VMware vCloud Air Network Service Providers and VMware vCloud Air; and end-user computing solutions, which enables IT organizations to deliver secure access to applications, data, and devices to end users. VMware, Inc. sells its products through distributors, resellers, system vendors, and systems integrators. It has a strategic alliance with Amazon Web Services, Inc. to build and deliver an integrated hybrid solution. The company was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. VMware, Inc. is a subsidiary of EMC Corporation.

 

Stocks in Review: Staples, Inc. (SPLS), Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI), Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT)

Staples, Inc. (SPLS) opening the day at $7.53. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -17.65% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.53% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $7.49 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -41.49% below its 52 week high of $13.5 and 1.49% above its 12-month low of $7.38. The shares are down by over -17.68% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 30.65 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Staples, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates office products superstores. It operates in three segments: North American Stores & Online, North American Commercial, and International Operations. The company offers a range of office supplies, business technology products, facility and breakroom supplies, computers and mobility products, and office furniture under the Staples, Quill, and other proprietary brands. It also provides copy and print services, as well as technology services. The company sells and delivers office products and services directly to businesses and consumers through its Staples.com and Staples.ca, and Quill.com Websites, as well as through retail stores, and Internet and direct mail catalogs. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,907 retail stores; and 104 distribution and fulfillment centers in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.68% or $0.37 to close the day at $54.76 on active trading volume of 5.03M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.67M. The Houston Texas 77019 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas equipment & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 7.87%, compared to the industry which has advanced 4.33% over the same period. With RSI of 66.51, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $53.43, making it a hold for now.

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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) gained $0.23 to close the day at a new closing price of $69.59, a 0.33% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 27.35% above its 52 week low of $56.3. A total of 5.01M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 8.56M. The stock, which fluctuated between $69.14 and $69.81 during the day, currently situated -7.45% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.79% in the past one month and down by -4.33% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $74.92 and RSI of 49.26, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. It operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam’s Club. The company operates discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, apparel stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and membership-only warehouse clubs; and retail Websites, such as walmart.com and samsclub.com. It offers grocery products, including meat, produce, natural and organics, deli and bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral and dry grocery, as well as consumables, such as health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods, and pet supplies; and health and wellness products, which include pharmacy, optical services, clinical services, over-the-counter drugs, and other medical products. The company also provides electronics, toys, cameras and supplies, photo processing services, cellular phones, cellular service plan contracts and prepaid service, movies, music, video games, and books; stationery, automotive, hardware and paint, and sporting goods, as well as fabrics, crafts, and seasonal merchandise; apparel for women, girls, men, boys, and infants, as well as shoes, jewelry, and accessories; and home furnishings, housewares and small appliances, bedding, home decor, outdoor living, and horticulture products. The company also provides fuel and financial services and related products, including money orders, prepaid cards, wire transfers, money transfers, check cashing, and bill payment. In addition, it offers brand name merchandise, including hardgoods, softgoods, and selected private-label items, such as Member’s Mark. As of June 20, 2016, it operated 11,527 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce Websites in 11 countries. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.

 

Stocks In Action: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ARIA)

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) opening the day at $50.39. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -15.63% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.38% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $50.64 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -27.45% below its 52 week high of $69.8 and 11.44% above its 12-month low of $45.44. The shares are down by over -13.06% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 43.31 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. Its consulting and technology services include IT strategy consulting, program management consulting, operations improvement consulting, strategy consulting, and business consulting services; and application design and development, systems integration, enterprise resource planning, and customer relationship management implementation services. The company also offers enterprise information management services, such as strategic, advisory, and management consulting; enterprise data management; descriptive analytics/business intelligence; strategic corporate performance management; and packaged analytics services, as well as big data services that assist clients in managing and deriving actionable insights. In addition, it provides application testing services; and develops, licenses, implements, and supports proprietary and third-party software products, as well as offers digital technologies services. Further, the company offers outsourcing services, such as application maintenance services; IT infrastructure services; and business process services, including clinical data management, pharmacovigilance, equity research support, commercial operations, and order management. It serves various industries, including banking and insurance; healthcare and life sciences; manufacturing and logistics; retail, travel, and hospitality; consumer goods; communications; information, media, and entertainment; and technology. The company markets and sells services through its professional staff, senior management, and direct sales personnel. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.25% or $0.17 to close the day at $69.36 on light trading volume of 7.63M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.52M. The Bentonville Arkansas 72716 based company has been outperforming the discount, variety stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 23.17%, compared to the industry which has advanced 13.09% over the same period. With RSI of 47.61, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $74.92, making it a hold for now.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. It operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam’s Club. The company operates discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, apparel stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and membership-only warehouse clubs; and retail Websites, such as walmart.com and samsclub.com. It offers grocery products, including meat, produce, natural and organics, deli and bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral and dry grocery, as well as consumables, such as health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods, and pet supplies; and health and wellness products, which include pharmacy, optical services, clinical services, over-the-counter drugs, and other medical products. The company also provides electronics, toys, cameras and supplies, photo processing services, cellular phones, cellular service plan contracts and prepaid service, movies, music, video games, and books; stationery, automotive, hardware and paint, and sporting goods, as well as fabrics, crafts, and seasonal merchandise; apparel for women, girls, men, boys, and infants, as well as shoes, jewelry, and accessories; and home furnishings, housewares and small appliances, bedding, home decor, outdoor living, and horticulture products. The company also provides fuel and financial services and related products, including money orders, prepaid cards, wire transfers, money transfers, check cashing, and bill payment. In addition, it offers brand name merchandise, including hardgoods, softgoods, and selected private-label items, such as Member’s Mark. As of June 20, 2016, it operated 11,527 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce Websites in 11 countries. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ARIA) dropped $-0.03 to close the day at a new closing price of $9.34, a -0.32% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 113.73% above its 52 week low of $4.37. A total of 7.57M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.72M. The stock, currently situated -34.87% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -33.09% in the past one month and up by 10.93% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $14.13 and RSI of 26.49, the stock still has upside potential, making it a buy for now.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an oncology company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of drugs for cancer patients in the United States and internationally. It offers Iclusig (ponatinib), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) for the treatment of adult patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the United States, the European Union, Australia, Switzerland, Israel, and Canada. The company also develops Brigatinib, an investigational inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase for the treatment of various patients with a form of non-small cell lung cancer; and AP32788, for treating non-small cell lung cancer and various other solid tumors. It markets and sells Iclusig through specialty pharmacy in the United States. The company has license agreements with Medinol Ltd. to develop and commercialize stents and other medical devices to deliver ridaforolimus. ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), Union Pacific Corporation (UNP), Abbott Laboratories (ABT)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) saw its value increase by 1.24% as the stock gained $0.85 to finish the day at a closing price of $69.19. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $56.3-$75.19 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $68.39 to $69.37 during the day, are down by -5.52% in the past three months and up by 1.26% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.78% below its 20 day moving average and -2.87% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $74.92 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 46.12.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. It operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam’s Club. The company operates discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, apparel stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and membership-only warehouse clubs; and retail Websites, such as walmart.com and samsclub.com. It offers grocery products, including meat, produce, natural and organics, deli and bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral and dry grocery, as well as consumables, such as health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods, and pet supplies; and health and wellness products, which include pharmacy, optical services, clinical services, over-the-counter drugs, and other medical products. The company also provides electronics, toys, cameras and supplies, photo processing services, cellular phones, cellular service plan contracts and prepaid service, movies, music, video games, and books; stationery, automotive, hardware and paint, and sporting goods, as well as fabrics, crafts, and seasonal merchandise; apparel for women, girls, men, boys, and infants, as well as shoes, jewelry, and accessories; and home furnishings, housewares and small appliances, bedding, home decor, outdoor living, and horticulture products. The company also provides fuel and financial services and related products, including money orders, prepaid cards, wire transfers, money transfers, check cashing, and bill payment. In addition, it offers brand name merchandise, including hardgoods, softgoods, and selected private-label items, such as Member’s Mark. As of June 20, 2016, it operated 11,527 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce Websites in 11 countries. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) shares were down in last trading by -0.54% to $89.88. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -7.12% over the past week and fell -4.72% in the past month. It is currently trading -5.42% below its 50 day moving average and 5.08% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.07% decrease in value from its one year high of $98.84. The RSI indicator value of 28.51, lead us to believe that it may correct downwards in the near term.

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

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) traded within a range of $40.31 to $40.92 after opening the day at $40.79. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -7.76% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.22% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $40.41 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -11.19% below its 52 week high of $46.38 and 14.35% above its 12-month low of $36. The shares are down by over -6.73% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 41.52 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Abbott Laboratories manufactures and sells health care products worldwide. The company’s Established Pharmaceutical Products segment offers branded generic pharmaceuticals to treat pancreatic exocrine insufficiency; irritable bowel syndrome or biliary spasm; intrahepatic cholestasis or depressive symptoms; gynecological disorders; hormone replacement therapy; dyslipidemia; hypertension; hypothyroidism; Ménière’s disease and vestibular vertigo; pain, fever, and inflammation; migraines; anti-infective clarithromycin; and influenza vaccines, as well as to regulate physiological rhythm of the colon. Its Diagnostic Products segment provides immunoassay and clinical chemistry systems; assays used to screen and/or diagnosis cancer, cardiac, drugs of abuse, fertility, infectious diseases, and therapeutic drug monitoring; hematology systems and reagents; diagnostic systems and cartridges; instruments that automate the extraction, purification, and preparation of DNA and RNA from patient samples, and detects and measures infectious agents; genomic-based tests; informatics and automation solutions; and instrument used to identify infection-causing pathogens. The company’s Nutritional Products segment provides pediatric and adult nutritional products, such as prepared infant and follow-on formulas. Its Vascular Products segment offers coronary, endovascular, vessel closure, and structural heart devices to treat vascular disease. The company also provides blood and flash glucose monitoring systems, including test strips, sensors, data management decision software, and accessories for people with diabetes; and medical devices for the eye, such as cataract and LASIK surgery, contact lens care, and dry eye products. It serves retailers, wholesalers, hospitals, health care facilities, laboratories, physicians’ offices, and government agencies. The company has strategic alliance with Fonterra. Abbott Laboratories was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Abbott Park, Illinois.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG), Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST)

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) saw its value decrease by -3.13% as the stock dropped $-0.69 to finish the day at a closing price of $21.37. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $14.88-$26.74 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $21.3 to $22.06 during the day, are down by -9.26% in the past three months and down by -3.97% over the past six months. It is currently trading -11.56% below its 20 day moving average and -13.84% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $28.64 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 29.69.The technical indicator lead us to believe the stock will reverse recent losses any time soon.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, develops, exploits, explores for, produces, and markets natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company primarily focuses on the Marcellus Shale in northeast Pennsylvania with approximately 200,000 net acres in the dry gas window of the play; and the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas with approximately 85,500 net acres in the oil window of the play. It also transports, stores, gathers, and purchases natural gas for resale. The company sells its natural gas to industrial customers, local distribution companies, and gas marketers through gathering systems and pipelines, as well as to intrastate pipelines, natural gas processors, and marketing companies. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of approximately 8,190 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) shares were down in last trading by -0.57% to $68.34. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.16% over the past week and fell -5.44% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.21% below its 50 day moving average and -0.69% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.11% decrease in value from its one year high of $75.19. The RSI indicator value of 38.16, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. It operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam’s Club. The company operates discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, apparel stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and membership-only warehouse clubs; and retail Websites, such as walmart.com and samsclub.com. It offers grocery products, including meat, produce, natural and organics, deli and bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral and dry grocery, as well as consumables, such as health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods, and pet supplies; and health and wellness products, which include pharmacy, optical services, clinical services, over-the-counter drugs, and other medical products. The company also provides electronics, toys, cameras and supplies, photo processing services, cellular phones, cellular service plan contracts and prepaid service, movies, music, video games, and books; stationery, automotive, hardware and paint, and sporting goods, as well as fabrics, crafts, and seasonal merchandise; apparel for women, girls, men, boys, and infants, as well as shoes, jewelry, and accessories; and home furnishings, housewares and small appliances, bedding, home decor, outdoor living, and horticulture products. The company also provides fuel and financial services and related products, including money orders, prepaid cards, wire transfers, money transfers, check cashing, and bill payment. In addition, it offers brand name merchandise, including hardgoods, softgoods, and selected private-label items, such as Member’s Mark. As of June 20, 2016, it operated 11,527 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce Websites in 11 countries. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) traded within a range of $15.1 to $15.51 after opening the day at $15.38. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.83% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.26% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $15.47 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -15.58% below its 52 week high of $18.56 and 32.13% above its 12-month low of $12.17. The shares are down by over -12.76% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 35.81 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.