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Stocks in Focus: Tenet Healthcare Corp. (THC), Cynosure, Inc. (CYNO), The Mosaic Company (MOS)


Tenet Healthcare Corp. (THC) had a light trading with around 3.55M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.5M. The stock traded between $17.51 and $18.26 before closing at the price of $18.2 with 0.55% change on the day. The Dallas Texas 75202 based company is currently trading 29.45% above its 52 week low of $14.06 and -46.6% below its 52 week high of $34.08. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 63.2 and $24.56 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Tenet Healthcare Corp., together with its subsidiaries, primarily operates acute care hospitals and related healthcare facilities. The company operates through three segments: Hospital Operations and Other, Ambulatory Care, and Conifer. Its general hospitals offer acute care services, operating and recovery rooms, radiology services, respiratory therapy services, clinical laboratories, and pharmacies. The company also provides intensive, critical, and coronary care units; physical therapy, orthopedic, oncology, and outpatient services; tertiary care services, including open-heart surgery, neonatal intensive care, and neurosciences; quaternary care services for heart, liver, kidney, and bone marrow transplants; quaternary pediatric and burn services; gamma-knife brain surgery; and cyberknife radiation therapy for tumors and lesions in the brain, lung, neck, and spine. In addition, it offers clinical research programs related to cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, neurological disorders, genitourinary diseases, and various cancers, as well as drug and medical device studies. Further, the company operates freestanding ambulatory surgery and imaging centers, short-stay surgical facilities, and Aspen’s hospitals and clinics. Additionally, it offers operational management for patient access, accounts receivable management, health information management, revenue integrity, and patient financial services; communications and engagement solutions; and clinical integration, financial risk management, and population health management services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 86 hospitals, 20 short-stay surgical hospitals, and approximately 475 outpatient centers; and 9 private hospitals and clinics, as well as 249 ambulatory surgery, 20 imaging, and 35 urgent care centers in the United Kingdom. Tenet Healthcare Corp. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Cynosure, Inc. (CYNO) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 6.61% or $2.9 to close the day at $46.75 on light trading volume of 3.55M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 491.90K. The Westford Massachusetts 01886 based company has been outperforming the medical appliances & equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 25.84%, compared to the industry which has advanced 11.45% over the same period. With RSI of 58.14, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $58.75, making it a hold for now.

Cynosure, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets aesthetic treatment systems for plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and other medical practitioners. The company’s aesthetic treatment systems utilize a range of energy sources, including Alexandrite, diode, Nd: YAG, pulse dye, Q-switched lasers, intense pulsed light, and radiofrequency (RF) technology. It offers Elite product line for hair removal, and treatment of facial and leg veins and pigmentations; SmartLipo product line for LaserBodySculpting for the removal of unwanted fat; Cellulaze product line for the treatment of cellulite; Cynergy product line for the treatment of vascular lesions; MedLite C6 and RevLite product lines for the removal of benign pigmented lesions, as well as multi-colored tattoos; and PicoSure product line for the treatment of tattoos, benign pigmented lesions, acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. The company also provides Icon aesthetic system for hair removal, wrinkle reduction, and scar and stretch mark treatment; Vectus diode laser for high volume hair removal; SculpSure hyperthermic laser treatment for LaserBodySculpting for non-invasive fat reduction; and MonaLisa Touch laser for gynecologic health. In addition, it markets radiofrequency energy sourced medical devices for precision surgical applications, such as facial plastic and general surgery, gynecology, ear, nose, and throat procedures, ophthalmology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, podiatry, and proctology. The company sells its products through a direct sales force in the United States, Canada, France, Morocco, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, Australia, China, Japan, and South Korea, as well as through independent distributors in approximately 120 countries. Cynosure, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts.

The Mosaic Company (MOS) shares were up in last trading by 0.86% to $31.55. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.96% over the past week and grew 12.04% in the past month. It is currently trading 8.34% above its 50 day moving average and 17.94% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.72% decrease in value from its one year high of $31.78. The RSI indicator value of 61.61, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients primarily for the agricultural industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.


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