From the lows of early 2016, US Steel (X) doubled with a huge price surge and trend reversal.
Let’s chart the reversal and note the key target achieved this week and plan from there.
Similar to Crude Oil, US Steel was in a persistent, strong downtrend into early 2016.
A huge positive momentum divergence built under price, setting the stage for the February reversal.
Price finally broke above the falling 50 day EMA in late February and then surged above it with an enormous short-squeeze and breakout buying opportunity here in March.
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The initial target once price surges above the falling 50 day EMA is the falling 200 day SMA.
Best Dow Dividend Companies To Invest In Right Now: Analog Devices, Inc.(ADI)
Analog Devices, Inc., incorporated on January 18, 1965, is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing (DSP) technology, including integrated circuits (ICs), algorithms, software and subsystems. The Company’s operating segments include United States, Rest of North/South America, Europe, Japan, China and Rest of Asia. The Company’s signal processing products help in converting, conditioning and processing real-world phenomena, such as temperature, pressure, sound, light, speed and motion into electrical signals, which are to be used in a range of electronic devices. The Company combines data converters, amplifiers and linear products, radio frequency (RF) ICs, power management products, sensors based on micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS) technology and other sensors, and processing products, including DSP, micro controllers and other processors, into technology platforms. The Company’s products are embedded insid e various types of electronic equipment, including industrial process control systems, medical imaging equipment, factory automation systems, patient monitoring devices, instrumentation and measurement systems, wireless infrastructure equipment, energy management systems, networking equipment, aerospace and defense electronics, optical systems, automobiles and portable electronic devices.
The Company’s integrated circuits product portfolio includes both general-purpose products used by a range of customers and applications, as well as application-specific products. The Company’s Analog Products include Converters, Amplifiers/Radio Frequency, Other Analog, and Power Management and Reference. The Company is a supplier of data converter products and high-performance amplifiers. Within this product portfolio, the Company provides precision, instrumentation, high speed, intermediate frequency/RF, broadband and other amplifiers. The Company also offers a portfolio of precision voltage references that are used in various applic! ations. Its analog product line also includes a portfolio of RF ICs covering the entire RF signal chain, ranging from standalone RF function blocks, such as phase locked loops, frequency synthesizers, mixers, modulators, demodulators and power detectors, to integrated broadband and short-range single chip transceiver solutions.
The Company’s analog technology portfolio also includes products that are based on MEMS technology. The Company’s MEMS product portfolio includes accelerometers used to sense acceleration, gyroscopes used to sense rotation and inertial measurement units used to sense multiple degrees of freedom combining multiple sensing types along multiple axes. Its isolators are designed for applications, such as universal serial bus isolation in patient monitors. In smart metering applications, the Company’s isolators provide electrostatic discharge performance that helps manage meter tampering. The Company’s Power management and reference products in clude functions, such as power conversion, driver monitoring, sequencing and energy management. The Company’s Digital Signal Processing products (DSPs) complete its product portfolio. As an integrated part of its customers’ signal chain, there are various other Analog Devices products connected to its processors, including converters, audio and video codecs, and power management solutions.
The Company competes with Robert Bosch GmbH, Broadcom Corporation, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Infineon Technologies, Linear Technology Corporation, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., Microchip Technology, Inc., NXP Semiconductors and Texas Instruments, Inc.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: LLTC) shares were also up, gaining 29 percent to $62.51. Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) is in advanced talks for purchase of Linear Tech, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Best Dow Dividend Companies To Invest In Right Now: Frontier Communications Corporation(FTR)
Frontier Communications Corporation, a communications company, provides regulated and unregulated voice, data, and video services to residential, business, and wholesale customers in the United States. The company offers residential services, such as fiber-to-the-home and fiber-to-the-node broadband, video, and voice over Internet protocol products, as well as traditional copper-based broadband products; and commercial services, including Ethernet, dedicated Internet, multiprotocol label switching, time division multiplexing, data transport services, and optical transport services. It also provides Frontier Secure suite of products for computer security, cloud backup and sharing, identity protection, equipment insurance, and technical support; unified messaging services comprising call forwarding, conference calling, caller identification, voicemail, and call waiting services; long distance network services; and packages of co mmunications services. In addition, the company offers switched access services that facilitate other carriers to use the companys facilities to originate and terminate their local and long distance voice traffic; satellite TV video services; a range of third-party communications equipment to small, medium, and enterprise business customers; and directories. As of December 31, 2014, it had approximately 3,214,800 residential customers; approximately 304,700 business customers; 2,373,900 broadband subscribers; and 586,600 video subscribers. The company was formerly known as Citizens Communications Company and changed its name to Frontier Communications Corporation in July 2008. Frontier Communications Corporation was founded in 1927 and is based in Norwalk, Connecticut.
- [By WilliamBriat]
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) provides phone, Internet, and satellite TV (through a partnership with DISH Network) services to more than 25 states. The company provides an annual dividend of 9.3% and reaffirmed its full-year guidance.
10 Best Specialty Retail Stocks To Watch Right Now: Church & Dwight Company, Inc.(CHD)
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and Specialty Products Division (SPD). The Consumer Domestic segment offers household products, such as baking soda, carpet and cat litter deodorizers, clumping cat litters, washing soda, fabric softeners, daily shower cleaners, cleaning products, dishwashing detergents and boosters, laundry and cleaning solutions, and bathroom cleaners, as well as powder, liquid, and unit dose laundry detergents; and personal care products comprising toothpastes and oral rinses, home pregnancy and ovulation test kits, deodorants and antiperspirants, toothbrushes, shampoos, dietary supplements, depilatories, lotions, creams, waxes, oral analgesics, nasal saline moisturizers, and feminine hygiene products, as well as condoms, lubricants , and vibrating products. The Consumer International segment sells personal care, household, and over-the-counter products in international markets, such as Canada, France, Australia, China, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Brazil. The SPD segment offers animal nutrition products, including feed grade sodium bicarbonate, rumen fermentation enhancers, feed grade potassium carbonate, rumen bypass fat and lysine, omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, natural sodium sesquicarbonate, and refined functional carbohydrate; and specialty chemicals, such as performance grade sodium bicarbonate, and potassium carbonate and bicarbonate. It also provides specialty cleaners, such as aqueous cleaners and deodorizers for commercial and industrial applications. The company sells its products through supermarkets, mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstores, convenience stores, home stores, dollar and pet stores, and other specialty stores, as well as through Websites. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, New ! Jersey.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE: CHD) shares rose 7.32 percent to $104.10 in pre-market trading. Negocios.com reported that Reckitt Benckiser will offer $23 billion for Church & Dwight.
- [By Shauna O’Brien]
Deutsche Bank announced on Tuesday that it has upgraded Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD).
The firm has raised its rating on CHD from “Hold” to “Buy,” and has increased the company’s price target from $64 to $66. This price target suggests an 8% upside from the stock’s current price of $60.36.
Analyst Bill Schmitz commented: “Sustainable growth algorithm of 3-4% organic sales, high single digit EBIT and double-digit EPS growth intact, with upside from fast growing Avid vitamin business joining the base and highly flexible balance sheet enabling further M&A or more aggressive cash flow redeployment providing upside to total shareholder return profile.
“With shares underperforming the group and market over the last year and tempered Street outlook for CY14 versus long-term trend, we see an opportunistic window to own the shares at a reasonable entry point.”
Church & Dwight shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Tuesday. The stock is up 13% YTD.
- [By Wayne Duggan]
U.S. retailers performed poorly during the Christmas holiday season, but companies in the Valentine’s Day business are hoping that Americans will spend generously in the name of love this year. These names include flower delivery company 1-800-Flowers.Com Inc (NASDAQ: FLWS), L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB) (owner of both Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works), Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE: CHD) (owner of Trojan brand condoms), candy giant Hershey Co (NYSE: HSY) and luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF).
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Remember when companies used to split their stock to keep individual shares affordable? No longer. Credit Suisse strategistsAna Avramovic andVictor Lin note that Church & Dwight (CHD) upcoming stock split will be just the fourth by an S&P 500 stock this year: