Stocks Trend Analysis: MetLife, Inc. (MET) Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW)

MetLife, Inc. (MET) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.18% or $0.47 to close the day at $40.23 on light trading volume of 5.84M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.87M. The New York New York 10166 based company has been underperforming the life insurance group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -23.96%, compared to the industry which has dropped -22.65% over the same period. With RSI of 43.97, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $49, making it 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 amp; 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.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) grew with the stock adding 0.83% or $0.34 to close at $41.48 on light trading volume of 5.79M compared its three months average trading volume of 9.42M. The Santa Monica California 90405 based company operating under the Multimedia amp; Graphics Software industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 45.81% up for the period and up by 8.03% so far this year. With price target of $46.31 and a 73.95% rebound from 52-week low, Activision Blizzard, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. develops and publishes online, personal computer (PC), video game console, handheld, mobile, and tablet games. The company operates through two segments, Activision Publishing, Inc. and Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. The company develops, publishes, and sells interactive software products and content through retail channels or digital downloads; and downloadable content to a range of gamers. It also publishes subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing games; and strategy and role-playing games. In addition, the company maintains a proprietary online gaming service, Battle.net that facilitates the creation of user generated content, digital distribution, and online social connectivity in its games. Further, it engages in creating original film and television content; and provides warehousing, logistical, and sales distribution services to third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software, as well as manufacturers of interactive entertainment hardware products. The company serves retailers and distributors, including mass-market retailers, consumer electronics stores, discount warehouses, game specialty stores, and consumers through third-party distribution, licensing arrangements, and direct digital purchases in the United States, Canada, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China, and internationally. Activision Blizzard, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.72% or $0.51 to close the day at $30.21 on higher than average trading volume of 5.77M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.29M. The San Francisco California 94105 based company has been outperforming the investment brokerage national companies by 9.2675% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -7.58% YTD, versus the investment brokerage national industry which is down -5.28% for the same period. The RSI of 64.22 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

New York City to Pay $4.1 Million to Family of Akai Gurley, Who Was Fatally Shot by an NYPD Cop in 2014

A judge has reportedly finalized a $4.1 million settlement in a wrongful-death suit between New York City and the family of Akai Gurley, the 28-year-old Brooklyn man who was fatally shot in 2014 by an NYPD cop in a dark stairwell in an East New York housing project.

The parties apparently agreed to the terms Monday, after nearly two months of negotiation, reports the New York Times. The city is responsible for the majority of the payment, most of which — about $4 million — will go to Gurley’s girlfriend, Kimberly Ballinger, and their daughter, Akaila Gurley. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) — included for its failure to replace the lightbulbs in the corridors of the building — will pay $400,000.

Officer Peter Liang, the cop convicted in Gurley’s death, will contribute $25,000. Liang was on “vertical patrol” with his partner in a stairwell of the building when he fired off his gun. The bullet ricocheted and hit Gurley, who died at the scene. Liang was found guilty of manslaughter, but his crime was knocked down to criminally negligent homicide. Liang was sentenced to five years’ probation and 800 hours of community service, but no prison time, in April 2016.

According to the Daily News, the settlement sum will be invested in a fund for Akaila Gurley, which will be paid out in structured settlements once she turns 18. A college fund will also be set up for Gurley’s daughter.


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