Stocks on Trader’s Radar: Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR), Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL), Expedia, Inc. (EXPE)

Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.22% or $-0.72 to close the day at $324.46 on active trading volume of 2.05M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.69M. The Stamford Connecticut 06901 based company has been outperforming the catv systems group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 88.71%, compared to the industry which has advanced 25.08% over the same period. With RSI of 61.46, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $0, making it a hold for now.

Charter Communications, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides cable services in the United States. The company offers various entertainment, information, and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers. Its video service offerings include a package of basic video programming, video on demand, subscription on demand, pay-per-view, high definition television, digital video recorder, Spectrum TV app on mobile devices, Spectrum TV app on immobile devices, and Spectrum guide services. The company also provides Internet services, such as residential Internet services; Charter.net, an Internet portal that provides multiple e-mail addresses; and Charter Security Suite that protects computers from viruses and spyware, as well as offers parental control features. In addition, it offers voice communications services using voice over Internet protocol technology; and broadband communications solutions, such as Internet access, data networking, fiber connectivity, video entertainment, and business telephone services to cellular towers and office buildings for business and carrier organizations. Further, the company sells local advertising on digital advertising networks and satellite-delivered networks. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 6.7 million residential, and small and medium business customers; approximately 4.3 million residential video customers; approximately 5.2 million residential Internet customers; approximately 2.6 million residential voice service customers; and approximately 671,000 small and medium business primary service units (PSUs) and 30,000 enterprise PSUs. Charter Communications, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) climbed 0.67% during last trading as the stock added $0.28 to finish the day at $41.89 with about 2.01M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.37M. The $21.19B market cap company, which fluctuated between $41.58 and $41.92 during the day, currently situated 13.16% above its 52 week low of $38 and -6.23% away from its one year high of $45.42. The RSI of 59.57 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the United States. It operates through Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility, and All Other segments. The company generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, oil and refuse, and wind energy sources. It also purchases, transports, distributes, and sells natural gas. In addition, the company develops and leases natural gas pipelines, and storage and compression facilities; and invests in rental housing projects. It serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the portions of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. Xcel Energy Inc. was founded in 1909 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Expedia, Inc. (EXPE) saw its value decrease by -0.85% as the stock dropped $-1.03 to finish the day at a closing price of $119.85. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $96.58-$133.55 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $119.65 to $121.42 during the day, are down by -2.99% in the past three months and up by 4.3% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.04% below its 20 day moving average and 0.79% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $140.43 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 47.69. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Expedia, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Core OTA, Trivago, Egencia, and HomeAway. It facilitates the booking of hotel rooms, airline seats, car rentals, and destination services from its travel suppliers; and acts as an agent in the transactions. The company serves leisure and corporate travelers, offline retail travel agents, and travel service providers through Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, Wotif.com, Wotif.co.nz, lastminute.com.au, lastminute.com.nz, travel.com.au, CarRentals.com, and Orbitz.com Websites; and Travelocity, HomeAway, Egencia, trivago, Classic Vacations, Expedia Local Expert, and Expedia CruiseShipCenters brands, as well as Expedia Affiliate Network. It also engages in advertising and media business. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

 

Investor’s Watch List: Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH), General Dynamics Corporation (GD), Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL)

Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) had a light trading with around 1.78M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.61M. The stock traded between $77.38 and $79.04 before closing at the price of $78.88 with 1.04% change on the day. The Dublin Ohio 43017 based company is currently trading 26.59% above its 52 week low of $62.7 and -8.59% below its 52 week high of $87.85. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 67.53 and $81.87 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Cardinal Health, Inc. operates as a healthcare services and products company worldwide. The company’s Pharmaceutical segment distributes branded and generic pharmaceutical, over-the-counter healthcare, specialty pharmaceutical, and consumer products to retailers, hospitals, and other healthcare providers. It offers distribution, inventory management, data reporting, new product launch support, and contract pricing and chargeback administration services to pharmaceutical manufacturers; pharmacy and medication therapy management, and patient outcomes services to hospitals, other healthcare providers, and payers; consulting, patient support, and other services to pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers. This segment also operates nuclear pharmacies and cyclotron facilities that manufacture, prepare, and deliver radiopharmaceuticals, as well as operates direct-to-patient specialty pharmacies; offers logistics, marketing, and other services; and repackages generic pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter healthcare products. The company’s Medical segment distributes a range of medical, surgical, and laboratory products and services to hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories, and other healthcare providers, as well as to patients in the home. This segment also develops, manufactures, and sources medical and surgical products comprising surgical drapes, and gowns and apparel; exam and surgical gloves; fluid suction and collection systems; cardiovascular and endovascular products; and wound care and orthopedic products, as well as assembles and offers sterile and non-sterile procedure kits. In addition, it offers supply chain services, including spend, distribution, and inventory management services to healthcare providers; and post-acute care management, and transition services and software to hospitals, other healthcare providers, and payers. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

General Dynamics Corporation (GD) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.34% or $0.63 to close the day at $187.23 on light trading volume of 1.39M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.57M. The Falls Church Virginia 22042 based company has been outperforming the aerospace/defense products & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 45.36%, compared to the industry which has advanced 37.46% over the same period. With RSI of 70.78, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $202.17, making it a hold for now.

General Dynamics Corporation operates as an aerospace and defense company worldwide. It operates through four business groups: Aerospace; Combat Systems; Information Systems and Technology; and Marine Systems. The Aerospace group designs, develops, manufactures, and outfits business-jet aircraft; provides aircraft services, such as maintenance, repair, aircraft management, charter, fixed-base operational, and staffing services; and performs aircraft completion services for other original equipment manufacturers. The Combat Systems group is involved in the design, development, production, modernization, and sustainment of combat vehicles, weapons systems, and munitions. This group offers wheeled combat and tactical vehicles; main battle tanks and tracked combat vehicles; armaments; and maintenance and logistics support and sustainment services. The Information Systems and Technology group provides technologies, products, and services that support a range of military, federal/civilian, state, local, and commercial customers. This group offers information technology solutions and mission support services; communication, command-and-control, and computer mission systems; and imagery, signals, and multi-intelligence systems for customers in the defense sector, intelligence and homeland security communities, and the United States allies. The Marine Systems group designs, constructs, and repairs surface ships and submarines for the United States Navy and Jones Act ships for commercial customers. This group offers nuclear-powered surface combatants, auxiliary and combat-logistics ships, and commercial product carriers and containerships; and provides design and engineering support services, as well as maintenance, modernization, and lifecycle support services. General Dynamics Corporation was founded in 1899 and is based in Falls Church, Virginia.

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) shares were down in last trading by -0.74% to $41.72. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.14% over the past week and grew 2.63% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.86% above its 50 day moving average and 1.92% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.61% decrease in value from its one year high of $45.42. The RSI indicator value of 58.81, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the United States. It operates through Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility, and All Other segments. The company generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, oil and refuse, and wind energy sources. It also purchases, transports, distributes, and sells natural gas. In addition, the company develops and leases natural gas pipelines, and storage and compression facilities; and invests in rental housing projects. It serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the portions of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. Xcel Energy Inc. was founded in 1909 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK), Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL), Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR)

Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK) traded within a range of $94.98 to $98.8 after opening the day at $95.1. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 9.55% so far this year. The stock was up close to 3.29% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $97.2 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding 0.97% above its 52 week high of $98.8 and 79.74% above its 12-month low of $54.51. The shares are up by over 34.44% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 63.81 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Alaska Air Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides passengers and cargo air transportation services primarily in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Alaska Mainline, Alaska Regional, and Horizon. It has a network of approximately 1,200 daily flights to 118 destinations across the United States, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, and Cuba. The company was founded in 1932 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.96% or $0.4 to close the day at $42.06 on active trading volume of 2.68M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.62M. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55401 based company has been outperforming the electric utilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 9.72%, compared to the industry which has advanced 8.64% over the same period. With RSI of 67.08, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $61.12, making it a hold for now.

Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the United States. It operates through Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility, and All Other segments. The company generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, oil and refuse, and wind energy sources. It also purchases, transports, distributes, and sells natural gas. In addition, the company develops and leases natural gas pipelines, and storage and compression facilities; and invests in rental housing projects. It serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the portions of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. Xcel Energy Inc. was founded in 1909 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR) gained $1.45 to close the day at a new closing price of $76.66, a 1.93% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 5.71% above its 52 week low of $72.52. A total of 2.67M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.89M. The stock, which fluctuated between $75.22 and $76.88 during the day, currently situated -23.29% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.62% in the past one month and up by 1.48% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $93.1 and RSI of 45.51, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Dollar Tree, Inc. operates discount retail stores in the United States and Canada. The company operates in two segments, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar. The Dollar Tree segment offers merchandise at the fixed price of $1.00. It provides consumable merchandise, including candy and food, and health and beauty care products, as well as everyday consumables, such as household paper and chemicals, and frozen and refrigerated food; various merchandise, including toys, durable housewares, gifts, stationery products, party goods, greeting cards, softlines, and other items; and seasonal goods consisting of Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, and Christmas merchandise. This segment operates under the Dollar Tree, Dollar Tree Canada, Deals, and Dollar Tree Deals brands, as well as 10 distribution centers in the United States and 2 in Canada, and a store support center in Chesapeake, Virginia. The Family Dollar segment offers consumable merchandise, including food, tobacco, health and beauty aids, household chemicals, paper products, hardware and automotive supplies, diapers, batteries, and pet food and supplies; home products, such as housewares, home décor, and giftware, as well as blankets, sheets, and towels; apparel and accessories merchandise, including clothing, fashion accessories, and shoes; and seasonal and electronics merchandise, such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, and Christmas merchandise, as well as personal electronics consisting of pre-paid cellular phones and services, stationery and school supplies, and toys. This segment operates under the Family Dollar brand, 11 distribution centers, and a store support center in Matthews, North Carolina. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 13,851 stores in 48 states and the District of Columbia, and 5 Canadian provinces. Dollar Tree, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Chesapeake, Virginia.

 

Investor’s Alert: Hologic, Inc. (HOLX), Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL), Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM)

Hologic, Inc. (HOLX) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.61% or $-0.24 to close the day at $39.34 on higher than average trading volume of 2.62M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.52M. The Marlborough Massachusetts 01752 based company has been outperforming the medical appliances & equipment companies by 5.7276% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -1.94% YTD, versus the medical appliances & equipment industry which is up 6.63% for the same period. The RSI of 44.33 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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. It 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, Procleix family of assays for blood screening, instrumentation, Invader chemistry platform, ThinPrep system, and rapid fetal fibronectin test. 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; and breast biopsy guidance systems. 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 Workstation. 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. The company sells its products through direct sales and service forces, and a network of independent distributors and sales representatives. Hologic, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) had a light trading with around 2.61M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.6M. The stock traded between $41.31 and $41.65 before closing at the price of $41.5 with 0.12% change on the day. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55401 based company is currently trading 12.1% above its 52 week low of $38 and -7.1% below its 52 week high of $45.42. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 61.92 and $61.12 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the United States. It operates through Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility, and All Other segments. The company generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, oil and refuse, and wind energy sources. It also purchases, transports, distributes, and sells natural gas. In addition, the company develops and leases natural gas pipelines, and storage and compression facilities; and invests in rental housing projects. It serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the portions of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. Xcel Energy Inc. was founded in 1909 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM) traded within a range of $24.67 to $24.96 after opening the day at $24.85. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.59% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.36% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $24.76 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -21.66% below its 52 week high of $32.24 and 2.06% above its 12-month low of $24.26. The shares are up by over 0.13% 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.

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.

 

Stocks in Review: Netflix, Inc. (NFLX), Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL), BB&T Corporation (BBT)

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) traded within a range of $139.05 to $141.04 after opening the day at $140.61. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 12.44% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.12% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $139.2 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -2.97% below its 52 week high of $143.46 and 74.11% above its 12-month low of $79.95. The shares are up by over 12.9% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 62.86 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Netflix, Inc., an Internet television network, engages in the Internet delivery of television (TV) shows and movies on various Internet-connected screens. The company operates in three segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming, and Domestic DVD. It offer members with the ability to receive streaming content through a host of Internet-connected screens, including TVs, digital video players, television set-top boxes, and mobile devices. The company also provides DVDs-by-mail membership services. It serves approximately 93 million streaming members in 190 countries. Netflix, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.87% or $0.76 to close the day at $41.39 on active trading volume of 3.45M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.61M. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55401 based company has been outperforming the electric utilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 8.99%, compared to the industry which has advanced 6.81% over the same period. With RSI of 60.51, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $61.12, making it a hold for now.

Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the United States. It operates through Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility, and All Other segments. The company generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, oil and refuse, and wind energy sources. It also purchases, transports, distributes, and sells natural gas. In addition, the company develops and leases natural gas pipelines, and storage and compression facilities; and invests in rental housing projects. It serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the portions of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. Xcel Energy Inc. was founded in 1909 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

BB&T Corporation (BBT) dropped $-0.14 to close the day at a new closing price of $45.81, a -0.3% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 56.63% above its 52 week low of $29.95. A total of 3.45M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.45M. The stock, which fluctuated between $45.41 and $45.94 during the day, currently situated -4.26% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.49% in the past one month and up by 18.27% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $48.52 and RSI of 45.65, 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.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL), Honeywell International Inc. (HON), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) saw its value increase by 1.45% as the stock gained $0.59 to finish the day at a closing price of $41.32. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $36.25-$45.42 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $40.75 to $41.34 during the day, are up by 2.42% in the past three months and down by -4.39% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.29% above its 20 day moving average and 3.17% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $61.12 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 62.3.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the United States. It operates through Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility, and All Other segments. The company generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, oil and refuse, and wind energy sources. It also purchases, transports, distributes, and sells natural gas. In addition, the company develops and leases natural gas pipelines, and storage and compression facilities; and invests in rental housing projects. It serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the portions of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. Xcel Energy Inc. was founded in 1909 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Honeywell International Inc. (HON) shares were down in last trading by -0.66% to $118.32. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.31% over the past week and grew 2% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.93% above its 50 day moving average and 3.79% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.67% decrease in value from its one year high of $119.38. The RSI indicator value of 57.56, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. Its Aerospace segment offers aircraft engines, integrated avionics, systems and service solutions, and related products and services for aircraft manufacturers and operators, airlines, military services, and defense and space contractors, as well as spare parts, and repair and maintenance services for the aftermarket. This segment also provides auxiliary power units; propulsion engines; environmental control, connectivity, electric power, flight safety, communication, navigation, radar, surveillance, and thermal systems; engine controls; aircraft lighting products, as well as wheels and brakes; advanced systems and instruments; and turbochargers, as well as management, technical, logistics, repair, and overhaul services to original equipment manufacturers in the air transport, regional, business, and general aviation aircraft; and automotive and truck manufacturers. The company’s Home and Building Technologies segment offers environmental and energy, security and fire, and building solutions. Its Safety and Productivity Solutions segment provides sensing and productivity Solutions, and industrial safety products. Its Performance Materials and Technologies segment provides catalysts and adsorbents; equipment and consulting services for the petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemical, and other industries; and automation control, instrumentation, software, and services for the oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, industrial power generation, chemicals and petrochemicals, biofuels, life sciences, metals, minerals, and mining industries. It also offers fluorocarbons, hydrofluoroolefins, caprolactam, resins, ammonium sulfate fertilizers, phenol, specialty films, waxes, additives, fibers, research chemicals and intermediates, and electronic materials and chemicals. The company was founded in 1920 and is based in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) traded within a range of $112.43 to $113.4 after opening the day at $112.79. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.7% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.11% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $113.25 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -8.94% below its 52 week high of $126.07 and 16.71% above its 12-month low of $99.78. The shares are down by over -1.12% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 46.7 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, researches and develops, manufactures, and sells various products in the health care field worldwide. It operates through three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices. The Consumer segment offers baby care products under the JOHNSON’S brand name; oral care products under the LISTERINE brand name; skin care products under the AVEENO, CLEAN & CLEAR, DABAO, JOHNSON’S Adult, LE PETITE MARSEILLAIS, LUBRIDERM, NEUTROGENA, and RoC brand names; women’s health products, such as sanitary pads under the STAYFREE and CAREFREE, and o.b. tampon brand names; wound care products, including adhesive bandages under the BAND-AID brand name and first aid products under the NEOSPORIN brand name. This segment also provides over-the-counter medicines, including acetaminophen products under the TYLENOL brand name; cold, flu, and allergy products under the SUDAFED brand name; allergy products under the BENADRYL and ZYRTEC brand names; ibuprofen products under the MOTRIN IB brand name; and heartburn products under the PEPCID brand name. The Pharmaceutical segment provides various products in the areas of immunology, infectious diseases and vaccines, neuroscience, oncology, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The Medical Devices segment offers orthopaedic products; general surgery, biosurgical, endomechanical, and energy products; electrophysiology products to treat cardiovascular disease; sterilization and disinfection products to reduce surgical infection; blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery products; and disposable contact lenses. The company offers its products to general public, retail outlets and distributors, wholesalers, hospitals, and health care professionals for prescription use, as well as for use in the professional fields by physicians, nurses, hospitals, eye care professionals, and clinics. Johnson & Johnson was founded in 1885 and is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ), Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL), Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)

Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) saw its value decrease by -0.7% as the stock dropped $-1.05 to finish the day at a closing price of $148.92. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $130.23-$173.55 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $148 to $150 during the day, are down by -10.34% in the past three months and down by -8.52% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.58% below its 20 day moving average and -2.13% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $175.13 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 44.64.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. The company sells wine across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine, and dessert wine. Its principal brands comprise Arbor Mist, Black Box, Blackstone, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan Estate, Inniskillin, Kim Crawford, Mark West, Mount Veeder, Nobilo, Ravenswood, Rex Goliath, Robert Mondavi, Ruffino, Simi, Toasted Head, Wild Horse, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, and SVEDKA Vodka. The company offers its products to wholesale distributors, retailers, on-premise locations, and government alcohol beverage control agencies. Constellation Brands, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Victor, New York.

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) shares were down in last trading by -0.46% to $40.72. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.85% over the past week and fell -0.02% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.89% above its 50 day moving average and -0.17% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -8.85% decrease in value from its one year high of $45.42. The RSI indicator value of 50.47, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the United States. It operates through Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility, and All Other segments. The company generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, oil and refuse, and wind energy sources. It also purchases, transports, distributes, and sells natural gas. In addition, the company develops and leases natural gas pipelines, and storage and compression facilities; and invests in rental housing projects. It serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the portions of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. Xcel Energy Inc. was founded in 1909 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) traded within a range of $81.86 to $83.25 after opening the day at $82. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 5.59% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.79% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $83.16 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -3.38% below its 52 week high of $86.07 and 56.88% above its 12-month low of $53.01. The shares are up by over 0.7% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 67.58 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

 

Traders Recap: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC), Dominion Resources, Inc. (D), Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL)

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.63% or $0.43 to close the day at $68.66 on lower than average trading volume of 2.16M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.24M. The New York New York 10036 based company has been outperforming the insurance brokers companies by 6.1541% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 2.09% YTD, versus the insurance brokers industry which is up 1.89% for the same period. The RSI of 58.69 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., a professional services firm, provides advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and people worldwide. It operates through two segments, Risk and Insurance Services; and Consulting. The Risk and Insurance Services segment offers risk management services, such as risk advice, risk transfer, risk control, and mitigation solutions, as well as insurance, reinsurance broking, catastrophe and financial modeling services, and related advisory services. This segment serves businesses, public entities, insurance companies, associations, professional services organizations, and private clients. The Consulting segment provides health, retirement, talent, and investments consulting services and products; and specialized management, and economic and brand consulting services. This segment assists public and private sector employers in the design, management, and administration of employee health care programs; provides a range of strategic and compliance-related retirement services and solutions to corporate, governmental, and institutional clients; advises organizations on the engagement, management, and rewarding of employees; and offers investment consulting and other services to the sponsors of pension funds, foundations, endowments, other investors, and wealth management companies. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Dominion Resources, Inc. (D) had a light trading with around 2.16M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.53M. The stock traded between $75.21 and $75.93 before closing at the price of $75.81 with 0.45% change on the day. The Richmond Virginia 23219 based company is currently trading 15.4% above its 52 week low of $67.58 and -2.2% below its 52 week high of $78.97. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 53.44 and $79.19 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Dominion Resources, Inc. produces and transports energy in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Dominion Virginia Power (DVP), Dominion Generation, and Dominion Energy. The DVP segment engages in regulated electric transmission and distribution operations that serve residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers in Virginia and North Carolina. The Dominion Generation segment is involved in electricity generation through coal, nuclear, gas, oil, hydro, and renewable sources; and related energy supply operations. It also comprises generation operations of the company’s merchant fleet and energy marketing, and price risk management activities for its assets. The Dominion Energy segment engages in regulated natural gas distribution operations, gas transmission pipeline and storage operations, natural gas gathering and processing activities, and liquefied natural gas operations. As of December 31, 2015, the company’s portfolio of assets included approximately 24,300 megawatts of generating capacity; 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines; 57,300 miles of electric distribution lines; 12,200 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering, and storage pipelines; and 22,000 miles of gas distribution pipelines. It served approximately 5 million utility and retail energy customers in 14 states; and operated underground natural gas storage systems with approximately 933 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. In addition, the company sells electricity at wholesale prices to rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, and into wholesale electricity markets. Dominion Resources, Inc. was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) traded within a range of $40.5 to $40.81 after opening the day at $40.62. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.17% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.05% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $40.77 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -8.74% below its 52 week high of $45.42 and 16.72% above its 12-month low of $36.1. The shares are up by over 2.27% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 54.54 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the United States. It operates through Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility, and All Other segments. The company generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, oil and refuse, and wind energy sources. It also purchases, transports, distributes, and sells natural gas. In addition, the company develops and leases natural gas pipelines, and storage and compression facilities; and invests in rental housing projects. It serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the portions of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. Xcel Energy Inc. was founded in 1909 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Baxter International Inc. (BAX), Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL)

Baxter International Inc. (BAX) fell -0.45% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.21 to finish the day at $46.02 with about 2.7M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.96M. The $25.22B market cap company, which fluctuated between $45.65 and $46.39 during the day, currently situated 34.67% above its 52 week low of $35.42 and -7.99% away from its one year high of $50.16. The RSI of 52.1 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Baxter International Inc. provides a portfolio of renal and hospital products. Its Renal segment provides products and services to treat end-stage renal disease, irreversible kidney failure, and acute kidney therapies. This segment offers a comprehensive portfolio to meet the needs of patients across the treatment continuum, including technologies and therapies for peritoneal dialysis, in-center hemodialysis (HD), home HD, continuous renal replacement therapy, and additional dialysis services. The Hospital Products segment manufactures intravenous (IV) solutions and administration sets, premixed drugs and drug-reconstitution systems, pre-filled vials and syringes for injectable drugs, IV nutrition products, infusion pumps, inhalation anesthetics, and biosurgery products. This segment also provides products and services related to pharmacy compounding, drug formulation, and packaging technologies. The company sells its products for use in hospitals, kidney dialysis centers, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, doctors’ offices, and by patients at home under physician supervision. Baxter International Inc. offers its products through direct sales force, independent distributors or sales agents, drug wholesalers, and specialty pharmacy or other alternate site providers in approximately 100 countries. It has a collaboration agreement with JW Holdings Corporation to co-develop and distribute parenteral nutritional products containing a novel formulation of omega 3 lipids; and agreement with Celerity Pharmaceutical, LLC to develop certain acute care generic injectable premix and oncolytic molecules. The company was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) gained $9.55 to close the day at a new closing price of $817.88, a 1.18% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 72.55% above its 52 week low of $474. A total of 2.69M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.32M. The stock, which fluctuated between $805.08 and $818.5 during the day, currently situated -3.46% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 6.05% in the past one month and up by 0.93% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $928.53 and RSI of 66.62, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the retail sale of consumer products in North America and internationally. It operates through the North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) segments. The company sells merchandise and content purchased for resale from vendors, as well as those offered by third-party sellers through retail Websites, such as amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.com.mx, amazon.com.au, amazon.com.br, amazon.cn, amazon.fr, amazon.de, amazon.in, amazon.it, amazon.co.jp, amazon.nl, amazon.es, and amazon.co.uk. It also manufactures and sells electronic devices, including kindle e-readers, fire tablets, fire TVs, and echo, as well as fire phones; and provides Kindle Direct Publishing, an online platform that allows independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store. In addition, the company offers programs that enable sellers to sell their products on its Websites, as well as their own branded Websites; and programs that allow authors, musicians, filmmakers, app developers, and others to publish and sell content. Further, it offers compute, storage, database, and other AWS services, as well as fulfillment, publishing, digital content subscriptions, advertising, and co-branded credit card agreements services. Additionally, the company offers Amazon Prime, an annual membership program, which provides free shipping of various items; access to unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes; and other services. It serves consumers, sellers, developers, enterprises, and content creators. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) had a active trading with around 2.67M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.61M. The stock traded between $40.77 and $41.24 before closing at the price of $40.81 with -0.63% change on the day. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55401 based company is currently trading 17.45% above its 52 week low of $36.1 and -8.65% below its 52 week high of $45.42. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 53.76 and $61.12 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the United States. It operates through Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility, and All Other segments. The company generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, oil and refuse, and wind energy sources. It also purchases, transports, distributes, and sells natural gas. In addition, the company develops and leases natural gas pipelines, and storage and compression facilities; and invests in rental housing projects. It serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the portions of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. Xcel Energy Inc. was founded in 1909 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Traders Watch list: Western Digital Corporation (WDC), Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL), Dollar General Corporation (DG)

Western Digital Corporation (WDC) saw its value increase by 0.35% as the stock gained $0.25 to finish the day at a closing price of $71. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $34.99-$72.56 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $70.59 to $71.82 during the day, are up by 29.36% in the past three months and up by 39.61% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.42% above its 20 day moving average and 10.72% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $79.02 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 63.62.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Western Digital Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells data storage devices and solutions worldwide. It offers performance hard disk drives (HDDs) that are used in enterprise servers, data analysis, and other enterprise applications; capacity HDDs and drive configurations for use in data storage systems and tiered storage models, as well as for use in storage of data for years; and enterprise solid state drives (SSDs), including NAND-flash SSDs and software solutions that are designed to enhance the performance in various enterprise workload environments. The company also provides InfiniFlash System, a system solution that offers petabyte scalable capacity with performance metrics; higher value data storage platforms and systems; datacenter software and systems; and HDDs and SSDs for desktop PCs, notebook PCs, gaming consoles, set top boxes, security surveillance systems, and other computing devices. In addition, it offers embedded NAND-flash storage products, including custom embedded solutions; and iNAND embedded flash products, such as multi-chip package solutions that combine NAND and mobile dynamic random-access memory in an integrated package for mobile phones, tablets, notebook PCs, and other portable and wearable devices, as well as in automotive and connected home applications, and NAND-flash wafers. Further, it provides HDDs embedded into WD- and HGST-branded external storage products; and NAND-flash products, which include cards, universal serial bus flash drives, and wireless drives. Additionally, the company licenses its technologies. The company sells its products under the HGST, SanDisk, and WD brands to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure players, and retailers. It serves storage subsystem suppliers, OEMs, Internet and social media infrastructure players, and PC and Mac OEMs. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) shares were down in last trading by -0.49% to $40.65. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.66% over the past week and grew 0.66% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.19% above its 50 day moving average and -0.26% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9% decrease in value from its one year high of $45.42. The RSI indicator value of 56.56, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the United States. It operates through Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility, and All Other segments. The company generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, oil and refuse, and wind energy sources. It also purchases, transports, distributes, and sells natural gas. In addition, the company develops and leases natural gas pipelines, and storage and compression facilities; and invests in rental housing projects. It serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the portions of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. Xcel Energy Inc. was founded in 1909 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dollar General Corporation (DG) traded within a range of $72.33 to $73.61 after opening the day at $72.96. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.32% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.68% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $73.09 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -24.04% below its 52 week high of $96.88 and 10.27% above its 12-month low of $66.5. The shares are up by over 5.74% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 40.9 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. The company offers consumable products, including paper and cleaning products comprising paper towels, bath tissues, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, and laundry and other home cleaning supplies; packaged food products, such as cereals, canned soups and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar, and flour; perishables consisting of milk, eggs, bread, frozen meals, beer, and wine; snacks that comprise candies, cookies, crackers, salty snacks, and carbonated beverages; health and beauty products, such as over-the-counter medicines, as well as soap, body wash, shampoo, dental hygiene, and foot care products; pet products, which include pet supplies and pet food; and tobacco products. It also provides seasonal products, including decorations, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery products, prepaid phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware products, and automotive and home office supplies; and home products consisting of kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen products, beds, and bath soft goods. In addition, the company offers apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women, and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes, and accessories. As of August 13, 2016, it operated 13,000 stores located in 43 states. The company was formerly known as J.L. Turner & Son, Inc. and changed its name to Dollar General Corporation in 1968. Dollar General Corporation was founded in 1939 and is based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.