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

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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.

 

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