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Trader Alert: Federated Investors, Inc. (FII), Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK), Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (AXTA)


Federated Investors, Inc. (FII) retreated with the stock falling -1.54% or $-0.39 to close at $24.9 on light trading volume of 1.67M compared its three months average trading volume of 925.96K. The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15222 based company operating under the Asset Management industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -19.1% down for the period and down by -10.74% so far this year. With price target of $28 and a 11.87% rebound from 52-week low, Federated Investors, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Federated Investors, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides its services to individuals, including high net worth individuals, banking or thrift institutions, investment companies, pension and profit sharing plans, pooled investment vehicles, charitable organizations, state or municipal government entities, and registered investment advisors. Through its subsidiaries, it manages separate client-focused equity, fixed income, balanced and money market mutual funds along with separate client-focused equity, fixed income, money market, and balanced portfolios. Through its subsidiaries, the firm invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. It invests in growth and value stocks of small-cap, mid-cap, and large-cap companies. The firm makes its fixed income investments in ultra-short, short-term, and intermediate-term mortgage-backed, U.S. Government, U.S. corporate, high yield, and municipal securities. It employs both fundamental and quantitative analysis to make its equity investments. Federated Investors, Inc. was founded in 1955 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with additional offices in New York City and London, United Kingdom.

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) gained $0.33 to close the day at a new closing price of $25.06, a 1.33% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 11.73% above its 52 week low of $22.43. A total of 1.47M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.54M. The stock, which fluctuated between $24.5 and $25.14 during the day, currently situated -16.27% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -5.11% in the past one month and up by 1.66% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $27.67 and RSI of 49.93, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. It operates through U.S. Networks; International Networks; and Education and Other segments. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Velocity, Discovery Family, American Heroes, Destination America, Discovery Life, Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Kids brands. Its content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. The company also develops and sells curriculum-based education products and services comprising online suite of curriculum-based VOD tools, professional development services, and digital textbooks, as well as student assessments; and publishes hard copy curriculum-based content for K-12 schools. In addition, it operates production studios that develop content for television service providers, as well as Websites. The company provides content through various distribution platforms, including pay-TV, free-to-air and broadcast television, digital distribution arrangements, and content licensing agreements, as well as various platforms, such as brand-aligned Websites, Web-native networks, on-line streaming, mobile devices, video on demand (VOD), and broadband channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated approximately 380 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. The company is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (AXTA) shares were up in last trading by 0.12% to $25.08. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.12% over the past week and fell -5.82% in the past month. It is currently trading -7.34% below its 50 day moving average and -8.24% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -17.64% decrease in value from its one year high of $30.45. The RSI indicator value of 36.81, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes high performance coatings products primarily for the transportation industry. It operates through two segments, Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings. The Performance Coatings segment offers various waterborne and solventborne products and systems that are used to refinish damaged vehicles for independent body shops, multi-shop operators, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) dealership body shops. This segment also provides functional and decorative liquid and powder coatings for use in various industrial applications, including architectural cladding and fittings, automotive coatings, general industrial, job coaters, electrical insulation coatings, HVAC, appliances, rebar, and oil and gas pipelines. It offers liquid coatings under the Voltatex, AquaEC, Chemophan, Lutophen, Stollaquid, and Syntopal brand names; and powder coatings under the brand names of Alesta, Nap-Gard, and Abcite. This segment sells and supplies its products directly to customers, as well as through a network of independent local distributors. The Transportation Coatings segment develops and supplies a line of coatings products, such as electrocoat, primer, basecoat, and clearcoat products for light vehicle OEMs for the coating of new vehicles; and various coatings systems for various commercial applications, including heavy-duty truck, bus, rail, and agricultural construction equipment. It sells and ships its products directly to light vehicle OEM customers. Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. has operations in North America; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; the Asia Pacific; and Latin America. The company was formerly known as Axalta Coating Systems Bermuda Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. in August 2014. Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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