Stocks in Focus: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA), Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN), CBRE Group, Inc. (CBG)

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) had a active trading with around 6.37M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.87M. The stock traded between $84 and $86.12 before closing at the price of $85.65 with 1.66% change on the day. The Deerfield Illinois 60015 based company is currently trading 14.85% above its 52 week low of $75.74 and -2.23% below its 52 week high of $88. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 69.81 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.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.35% or $-0.05 to close the day at $14.17 on active trading volume of 6.35M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 13.07M. The Columbus Ohio 43287 based company has been outperforming the regional – midwest banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 71.01%, compared to the industry which has advanced 54.25% over the same period. With RSI of 64.95, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $14.85, making it a hold for now.

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

CBRE Group, Inc. (CBG) shares were down in last trading by -1.19% to $35.02. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 10.93% over the past week and grew 14.78% in the past month. It is currently trading 10.9% above its 50 day moving average and 19.94% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.77% decrease in value from its one year high of $35.65. The RSI indicator value of 72.86, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

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

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD), 3M Company (MMM), Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) climbed 1.16% during last trading as the stock added $1.63 to finish the day at $142.13 with about 2M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.39M. The $30.94B market cap company, which fluctuated between $139.75 and $142.26 during the day, currently situated 24.59% above its 52 week low of $116.91 and -4.97% away from its one year high of $150.45. The RSI of 48.58 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, electronics and performance materials, equipment, and services worldwide. The company produces atmospheric gases, including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases; process gases, such as hydrogen, helium, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, syngas, and specialty gases; and equipment for the production or processing of gases comprising air separation units and non-cryogenic generators for customers in various industries, including metals, glass, chemical processing, electronics, energy production and refining, food processing, metallurgical, medical, and general manufacturing. It also designs and manufactures equipment for air separation, hydrocarbon recovery and purification, natural gas liquefaction, and liquid helium and liquid hydrogen transport and storage. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

3M Company (MMM) gained $0.58 to close the day at a new closing price of $181.6, a 0.32% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 20.49% above its 52 week low of $150.91. A total of 2.04M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.88M. The stock, which fluctuated between $180.65 and $182 during the day, currently situated 0.12% above its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.37% in the past one month and up by 4.39% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $187.73 and RSI of 69.89, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

3M Company operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. The company’s Industrial segment offers tapes; coated, non-woven, and bonded abrasives; adhesives; advanced ceramics; sealants; specialty materials; separation and purification products; closure systems for personal hygiene products; acoustic systems products; automotive components; and abrasion-resistant films, and paint finishing and detailing products. Its Safety and Graphics Business segment provides personal protection products, traffic safety and security products, commercial graphics systems, commercial cleaning and protection products, floor matting, roofing granules for asphalt shingles, and fall protection products. The company’s Health Care segment offers medical and surgical supplies, skin health and infection prevention products, inhalation and transdermal drug delivery systems, dental and orthodontic products, health information systems, and food safety products. Its Electronics and Energy segment provides optical films; packaging and interconnection devices; insulating and splicing solutions; touch screens and touch monitors; renewable energy component solutions; and infrastructure protection products. The company’s Consumer segment offers sponges, scouring pads, high-performance cloths, repositionable notes, indexing systems, home improvement and care products, protective materials, and consumer and office tapes and adhesives. The company serves automotive, electronics and energy, appliance, paper and printing, packaging, food and beverage, construction, medical clinics and hospitals, pharmaceuticals, dental and orthodontic practitioners, health information systems, food manufacturing and testing, consumer and office retail, office business to business, home improvement, drug and pharmacy retail, and other markets directly, as well as through wholesalers, retailers, jobbers, distributors, and dealers. The company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) had a light trading with around 2.82M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.95M. The stock traded between $83.06 and $83.88 before closing at the price of $83.79 with 0.43% change on the day. The Deerfield Illinois 60015 based company is currently trading 12.35% above its 52 week low of $75.74 and -4.35% below its 52 week high of $88. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 61.38 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.

 

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.

 

Traders Watch list: Hasbro, Inc. (HAS), Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI), Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

Hasbro, Inc. (HAS) saw its value increase by 1.73% as the stock gained $1.64 to finish the day at a closing price of $96.62. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $68.6-$97.57 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $95 to $96.73 during the day, are up by 17.66% in the past three months and up by 20.01% over the past six months. It is currently trading 14.61% above its 20 day moving average and 16.36% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $86 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 75.38.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Hasbro, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides children’s and family leisure time products and services worldwide. It operates through U.S. and Canada, International, Entertainment and Licensing, and Global Operations segments. The company’s product offerings include various toys comprising boys’ action figures, arts and crafts, creative play products, girls’ toys, electronic toys and related electronic interactive products, fashion and other dolls, infant products, play sets, preschool toys, plush products, sports action blasters and accessories, and vehicles and toy-related specialty products. It also offers games comprising face to face, board, off-the-board, digital, card, electronic, trading card, role-playing games, puzzles, and others. The company’s franchise brands include LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH, and TRANSFORMERS; challenger brands comprise BABY ALIVE, FURBY, FURREAL FRIENDS, KRE-O, PLAYSKOOL, and PLAYSKOOL HEROES; and gaming mega brands primarily consists of CONNECT 4, ELEFUN & FRIENDS, JENGA, THE GAME OF LIFE, OPERATION, SCRABBLE, TRIVIAL PURSUIT, and TWISTER. In addition, it produces television programming primarily based on its brands, as well as distributes such programming. Further, the company distributes television programming to broadcasters and cable networks, as well as on various digital platforms, such as Netflix and iTunes. Additionally, it develops games for tablets and mobile devices comprising DRAGONVALE; and is involved in the consumer products licensing, digital gaming, and movie entertainment operations. Hasbro, Inc. sells its products to wholesalers, distributors, chain stores, discount stores, drug stores, mail order houses, catalog stores, department stores, and other traditional retailers, as well as Internet-based e-tailers. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) shares were up in last trading by 1.18% to $78.25. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.22% over the past week and fell -5.75% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.81% below its 50 day moving average and 5.06% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -10.62% decrease in value from its one year high of $87.55. The RSI indicator value of 36.08, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. provides mission-critical communication infrastructure, devices, software, and services in North America, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. The company operates in two segments, Products and Services. The Products segment offers a portfolio of network infrastructure, devices, accessories, and software for government, public safety and first-responder agencies, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers. This segment’s products include two-way portable radios and vehicle-mounted radios; accessories, such as speaker microphones, batteries, earpieces, headsets, carry cases, and cables; software features and upgrades; and radio network core and central processing software, base stations, consoles, repeaters, and software applications and features. The Services segment provides integration services, such as implementation, optimization, and integration of networks, devices, software, and applications; and managed and support services, such as repair, technical support, and hardware maintenance services, as well as network monitoring, software maintenance, and cyber security services across radio network technologies, command center consoles, and smart public safety solutions. This segment also offers Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN), a push-to-talk technology, as well as provides iDEN services, including hardware and software maintenance services for its legacy iDEN customers. The company was formerly known as Motorola, Inc. and changed its name to Motorola Solutions, Inc. in January 2011. Motorola Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) traded within a range of $80.72 to $81.65 after opening the day at $81.32. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.49% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.12% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $81.53 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -7.35% below its 52 week high of $88 and 16.15% above its 12-month low of $73.88. The shares are up by over 0.56% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 44.9 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

 

Trader Alert: Mastercard Incorporated (MA), HCP, Inc. (HCP), Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

Mastercard Incorporated (MA) grew with the stock adding 0.01% or $0.01 to close at $106.59 on light trading volume of 3.42M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.79M. The Purchase New York 10577 based company operating under the Credit Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 29.84% up for the period and up by 3.45% so far this year. With price target of $121.93 and a 36.86% rebound from 52-week low, Mastercard Incorporated has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

MasterCard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services. The company also offers value-added services, such as loyalty and reward programs, and information and consulting services. In addition, it provides cross-border and domestic processing services; and issuer and acquirer processing solutions, and payment and mobile gateways. Further, the company offers various payment products and solutions for cardholders, merchants, financial institutions, and governments; programs that enable issuers to provide consumers with cards to defer payments; payment products and solutions that allow its customers to access funds in deposit and other accounts; prepaid payment programs and management services; and commercial payment products and solutions. Additionally, it provides products and services to prevent, detect, and respond to fraud and ensure the safety of transactions. The company offers payment solutions and services under the MasterCard, Maestro, and Cirrus brands. MasterCard Incorporated was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

HCP, Inc. (HCP) gained $0.17 to close the day at a new closing price of $30.92, a 0.55% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 41.22% above its 52 week low of $22.87. A total of 3.4M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.6M. The stock, which fluctuated between $30.54 and $30.93 during the day, currently situated -14.99% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.74% in the past one month and up by 9.18% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $30.73 and RSI of 59.14, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

HCP, Inc. is an independent hybrid real estate investment trust. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. It primarily invests in properties serving the healthcare industry including sectors of healthcare such as senior housing, life science, medical office, hospital and skilled nursing. The fund also invests in mezzanine loans and other debt instruments. It engages in acquisition, development, leasing, selling and managing of healthcare real estate and provides mortgage and other financing to healthcare providers. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the S&P 500 Index, Berkshire Hathaway Index, and MSCI REIT Index. HCP, Inc. was formed in 1985 and is based in Irvine, California with additional office in Nashville and San Francisco.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) shares were up in last trading by 0.41% to $80.8. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.83% over the past week and fell -2.69% in the past month. It is currently trading -3.62% below its 50 day moving average and -0.53% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -8.18% decrease in value from its one year high of $88. The RSI indicator value of 38.09, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM), Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA), The Boeing Company (BA)

Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM) saw its value increase by 1.22% as the stock gained $0.3 to finish the day at a closing price of $24.87. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $24.35-$32.24 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $24.43 to $24.91 during the day, are down by -2.77% in the past three months and down by -19.34% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.58% below its 20 day moving average and -1.85% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $28.21 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 46.64.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Kimco Realty Corporation is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across North America. It is primarily engaged in acquisitions, development, and management of neighborhood and community shopping centers. The firm also provides property management services relating to the management, leasing, operation, and maintenance of real estate properties. Kimco Realty Corporation was formed in 1966 and is based in New Hyde Park, New York with additional office all across North America.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) shares were down in last trading by -0.56% to $80.59. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.84% over the past week and fell -2.86% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.02% below its 50 day moving average and -0.78% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -8.42% decrease in value from its one year high of $88. The RSI indicator value of 34.99, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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.

The Boeing Company (BA) traded within a range of $160.82 to $163.97 after opening the day at $163.22. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.23% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.04% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $162.26 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -4.55% below its 52 week high of $170 and 62.79% above its 12-month low of $102.1. The shares are up by over 14.81% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 54.79 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, services, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Military Aircraft, Network & Space Systems, Global Services & Support, and Boeing Capital. The Commercial Airplanes segment develops, produces, and markets commercial jet aircraft for various passenger and cargo requirements, as well as provides related support services to the commercial airline industry. This segment also offers aviation services support, aircraft modifications, spare parts, training, maintenance documents, and technical advice to commercial and government customers. The Boeing Military Aircraft segment is involved in the research, development, production, and modification of manned and unmanned military aircraft and weapons systems for the global strike, vertical lift, and autonomous systems, as well as mobility, surveillance, and engagement. The Network & Space Systems segment engages in the research, development, production, and modification of electronics and information solutions; strategic missile and defense systems; space and intelligence systems; and space exploration products. The Global Services and Support segment offers integrated logistics, including supply chain management and engineering support; maintenance, modification, and upgrades for aircraft; and training systems and government services, such as pilot and maintenance training. The Boeing Capital segment facilitates, arranges, structures, and provides financing solutions, such as equipment under operating leases, finance leases, notes and other receivables, assets held for sale or re-lease, and investments. The Boeing Company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Valero Energy Corporation (VLO), Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA), Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX)

Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.09% or $-0.06 to close the day at $67.31 on light trading volume of 4.63M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.97M. The San Antonio Texas 78249 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas refining & marketing group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 8.65%, compared to the industry which has advanced 12.23% over the same period. With RSI of 52.81, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $73.84, making it a hold for now.

Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. It operates through two segments, Refining and Ethanol. The Refining segment is involved in refining, wholesale marketing, and bulk sales and trading activities. This segment produces conventional and premium gasolines, gasoline meeting the specifications of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), reformulated gasoline blendstock for oxygenate blending, diesel fuels, low-sulfur and ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuels, CARB diesel fuel, distillates, jet fuels, asphalts, petrochemicals, lubricants, and other refined products. As of February 19, 2016, it owned 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.0 million barrels per day. This segment also markets its refined products through bulk and rack marketing network; and through approximately 7,500 outlets under the Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock, Ultramar, Beacon, and Texaco brand names. The Ethanol segment produces and sells ethanol and distillers grains primarily to refiners and gasoline blenders, as well as to animal feed customers. This segment operates 11 ethanol plants with a combined ethanol production capacity of approximately 1.4 billion gallons per year. The company also operates a 50-megawatt wind farm; convenience stores; filling stations, as well as truckstop, cardlock, and home heating oil facilities; and credit card business. The company was formerly known as Valero Refining and Marketing Company and changed its name to Valero Energy Corporation in August 1997. Valero Energy Corporation was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) grew with the stock adding 0.28% or $0.23 to close at $81.5 on active trading volume of 4.61M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.41M. The Deerfield Illinois 60015 based company operating under the Drug Stores industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 6.96% up for the period and down by -1.52% so far this year. With price target of $94.35 and a 16.1% rebound from 52-week low, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.95% or $1.12 to close the day at $58.49 on higher than average trading volume of 4.53M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.89M. The San Jose California 95124 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – integrated circuits companies by 17.0003% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -3.11% YTD, versus the semiconductor – integrated circuits industry which is up 7.55% for the same period. The RSI of 52.88 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Xilinx, Inc. designs and develops programmable devices and associated technologies worldwide. Its programmable devices comprise integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), such as programmable system on chips, and three dimensional ICs; software design tools to program the PLDs; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards; and intellectual property (IP). The company also offers development boards; development kits, including hardware, design tools, IP, and reference designs that are designed to streamline and accelerate the development of domain-specific and market-specific applications; and configuration products, such as one-time programmable and in-system programmable storage devices to configure field programmable gate arrays. In addition, it provides design services, customer training, field engineering, and technical support. The company offers its products to electronic equipment manufacturers in end markets, such as wired and wireless communications, industrial, scientific and medical, aerospace and defense, audio, video and broadcast, consumer, automotive, and test and measurement. Xilinx, Inc. sells its products through a network of independent distributors; and through direct sales to original equipment manufacturers and electronic manufacturing service providers by a network of independent sales representative firms and by a direct sales management organization. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

 

Stocks in Review: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA), Carnival Corporation (CCL), BB&T Corporation (BBT)

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) traded within a range of $81.33 to $82.32 after opening the day at $81.42. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.88% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.98% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $82.03 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -6.78% below its 52 week high of $88 and 16.86% above its 12-month low of $71.5. The shares are down by over -0.84% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 40.93 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

Carnival Corporation (CCL) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 2.38% or $1.3 to close the day at $55.83 on active trading volume of 5.06M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.54M. The Miami Florida 33178 based company has been outperforming the resorts & casinos group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 15.22%, compared to the industry which has advanced 30.35% over the same period. With RSI of 67.2, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $57.09, making it a hold for now.

Carnival Corporation operates as a leisure travel and cruise company in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn brands in North America; and Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises (UK), Cunard, and P&O Cruises (Australia) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates 99 cruise ships. It also owns Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, a tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, which owns and operates 11 hotels or lodges, approximately 300 motor coaches, and 20 glass-domed railcars. In addition, the company is involved in the leasing of cruise ships. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents and tour operators. Carnival Corporation was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Carnival Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & Plc.

BB&T Corporation (BBT) gained $1.02 to close the day at a new closing price of $46.98, a 2.22% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 60.63% above its 52 week low of $29.95. A total of 4.99M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.41M. The stock, which fluctuated between $46.36 and $47.02 during the day, currently situated -1.82% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.7% in the past one month and up by 21.64% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $48.26 and RSI of 56.91, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

BB&T Corporation operates as a financial holding company that provides various banking and trust services for retail and commercial clients. It operates in six segments: Community Banking, Residential Mortgage Banking, Dealer Financial Services, Specialized Lending, Insurance Services, and Financial Services. The company’s deposit products include noninterest-bearing checking, interest-bearing checking, savings, and money market deposit accounts, as well as certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises commercial, financial and agricultural, real estate construction and land development, real estate mortgage, and consumer loans. The company also provides asset management, automobile lending, bankcard lending, consumer finance, home equity and mortgage lending, insurance, investment brokerage, mobile/online banking, payment, sales finance, small business lending, and wealth management/private banking services. In addition, it offers association, capital markets, institutional trust, insurance premium finance, international banking, leasing, merchant, mortgage warehouse lending, private equity investments, real estate lending, and supply chain management services. Further, the company provides retail brokerage, equity and debt underwriting, investment advice, corporate finance, and equity research services, as well as facilitates the origination, trading, and distribution of fixed-income securities and equity products. As of April 4, 2016, it operated approximately 2,265 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C. The company was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

 

Investor’s Watch List: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA), Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB), MetLife, Inc. (MET)

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) had a light trading with around 4.21M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.4M. The stock traded between $80.62 and $81.81 before closing at the price of $81.23 with -0.39% change on the day. The Deerfield Illinois 60015 based company is currently trading 15.72% above its 52 week low of $71.5 and -7.69% below its 52 week high of $88. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 33.69 and $94.42 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.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 4.11% or $4.81 to close the day at $121.79 on active trading volume of 4.21M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.92M. The Irving Texas 75038 based company has been outperforming the personal products group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 2.22%, compared to the industry which has advanced 8.73% over the same period. With RSI of 75.88, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $121.75, making it a hold for now.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and professional products worldwide. The Personal Care segment offers disposable diapers, training and youth pants, swimpants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products under the Huggies, Pull-Ups, Little Swimmers, GoodNites, DryNites, Kotex, U by Kotex, Intimus, Depend, Plenitud, Poise, and other brands. The Consumer Tissue segment provides facial and bathroom tissues, paper towels, napkins, and related products under the Kleenex, Scott, Cottonelle, Viva, Andrex, Scottex, Neve, and other brand names. The K-C Professional segment offers wipers, tissues, towels, apparel, soaps, and sanitizers under the Kleenex, Scott, WypAll, Kimtech, and Jackson Safety brands. The company sells household use products directly to supermarkets, mass merchandisers, drugstores, warehouse clubs, variety and department stores, and other retail outlets, as well as through other distributors and e-commerce. It also sells products for away-from-home use through distributors and directly to manufacturing, lodging, office building, food service, and public facilities. Kimberly-Clark Corporation was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

MetLife, Inc. (MET) shares were up in last trading by 1.5% to $54.91. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.54% over the past week and grew 0.6% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.35% above its 50 day moving average and 19.52% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -5.47% decrease in value from its one year high of $58.09. The RSI indicator value of 54.82, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

MetLife, Inc. provides life insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management products in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. It operates in six segments: Retail; Group, Voluntary & Worksite Benefits; Corporate Benefit Funding; Latin America; Asia; and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company provides variable, universal, term, and whole life products; individual disability income products; personal lines property and casualty insurance, including private passenger automobile, homeowners, and personal excess liability insurance; and variable and fixed annuities for asset accumulation and distribution needs, as well as mutual funds and other securities products. It also offers group insurance products, such as variable, universal, and term life products; dental, group short- and long-term disability, and accidental death and dismemberment coverages; and voluntary and worksite products consisting of personal lines property and casualty insurance, as well as LTC, prepaid legal plans, and critical illness products. In addition, the company provides annuity and investment products comprising guaranteed interest products and other stable value products, income annuities, and separate account contracts for the investment management of defined benefit and defined contribution plan assets; and structured settlements and products to fund postretirement benefits and company-, bank- or trust-owned life insurance, as well as health insurance, group medical, credit insurance, endowment, retirement, and savings products. It serves individuals and corporations, as well as other institutions and their employees. The company sells its products through sales forces, third-party organizations, independent agents, and property and casualty specialists, as well as through career agency, bancassurance, direct marketing, brokerage, and e-commerce channels. MetLife, Inc. was founded in 1863 and is based in New York, New York.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IMNP), SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI), Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IMNP) fell -3.3% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.01 to finish the day at $0.21 with about 3.75M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.22M. The $26.01M market cap company, which fluctuated between $0.2012 and $0.23 during the day, currently situated 35.91% above its 52 week low of $0.1551 and -67.06% away from its one year high of $0.64. The RSI of 56.68 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes novel targeted therapeutics in the immuno-inflammation and immuno-oncology areas. The company’s lead product candidate is Bertilimumab, a human monoclonal antibody, which is in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of ulcerative colitis, bullous pemphigoid, and Crohn’s disease. It is also developing NanoCyclo, a topical nanocapsule formulation of cyclosporine, for the treatment of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis; Ceplene, a small molecule, which has completed Phase III clinical trials targeting the Histamine-2 Receptor to overcome immunosuppression in Acute Myeloid Leukemia and other malignancies; Azixa, a Phase II clinical trial novel microtubular destabilizer that functions as a vascular disruption agent; and Crolibulin, a novel small molecule vascular disruption agent and apoptosis inducer, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of patients with solid tumors. The company’s products also include NanomAbs technology platform, an antibody-drug conjugate platform for the treatment of cancer; novel technology platform for the construction of bispecific antibodies for immunotherapies; and AmiKet, a prescription topical analgesic cream, which is in Phase III clinical trial to treat peripheral neuropathies. It has license, and other collaborative research and development arrangements with BioNanoSim Ltd.; Yissum Research Development Company of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd.; Atlante Biotech SAS; Shire Biochem, Inc.; Lonza Sales AG; MabLife SAS; iCo Therapeutics Inc.; Dalhousie University; and Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI) gained $0.3 to close the day at a new closing price of $55.14, a 0.55% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 81.71% above its 52 week low of $31.07. A total of 3.71M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.04M. The stock, which fluctuated between $54.7 and $55.46 during the day, currently situated -3.21% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -1.83% in the past one month and up by 19.35% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $58.34 and RSI of 52.71, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. operates as the holding company for SunTrust Bank that provides various financial services for consumers, businesses, corporations, and institutions in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking, and Mortgage Banking. The Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management segment offers deposits, home equity lines and loans, credit lines, indirect auto loans, student loans, bank cards, and other lending products, as well as various services. This segment also provides wealth management products and professional services, including brokerage, professional investment management, and trust services; and family office solutions. The Wholesale Banking segment offers corporate and investment banking solutions, such as advisory, capital raising, and financial risk management, as well as lease financing solutions; cash management services, auto dealer financing, and corporate insurance premium financing solutions; and construction, mini-perm, and permanent real estate financing, as well as tailored financing and equity investment solutions. This segment also provides treasury and payment solutions, including operating various electronic and paper payment types, such as card, wire transfer, automated clearing house, check, and cash; and offers clients to manage their accounts online. The Mortgage Banking segment provides residential mortgage products in the secondary market. The company offers its products and services through a network of traditional and in-store branches, automated teller machines, Internet, mobile, and telephone banking channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 1,401 full-service banking offices located in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) had a light trading with around 3.7M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.42M. The stock traded between $81.35 and $82.49 before closing at the price of $81.55 with -0.21% change on the day. The Deerfield Illinois 60015 based company is currently trading 16.17% above its 52 week low of $71.5 and -7.33% below its 52 week high of $88. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 34.58 and $94.42 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.