Investor’s Watch List: The Coca-Cola Company (KO), xG Technology, Inc. (XGTI), Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS)

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) had a active trading with around 9.69M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 14.08M. The stock traded between $41.52 and $41.83 before closing at the price of $41.57 with -0.22% change on the day. The Atlanta Georgia 30313 based company is currently trading 5.33% above its 52 week low of $39.88 and -9.64% below its 52 week high of $47.13. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 52.37 and $46.04 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures and distributes various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. Its sparkling beverages include nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages with carbonation, such as carbonated energy drinks, and carbonated waters and flavored waters. The company’s still beverages comprise nonalcoholic beverages without carbonation, including noncarbonated waters, flavored and enhanced waters, noncarbonated energy drinks, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, and sports drinks. It also provides flavoring ingredients, sweeteners, beverage ingredients, and fountain syrups, as well as powders for purified water products. The Coca-Cola Company sells its products primarily under the Coca-Cola, Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Minute Maid, Georgia, Powerade, Del Valle, Schweppes, Aquarius, Minute Maid Pulpy, Dasani, Simply, Glacéau Vitaminwater, Bonaqua/Bonaqa, Gold Peak, FUZE TEA, Glacéau Smartwater, and Ice Dew brand names. The company offers its beverage products through a network of company-owned or controlled bottling and distribution operators, as well as through independent bottling partners, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers. The Coca-Cola Company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

xG Technology, Inc. (XGTI) managed to rebound with the stock declining -55.8% or $-2.02 to close the day at $1.6 on active trading volume of 9.64M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.78M. The Sarasota Florida 34236 based company has been underperforming the wireless communications group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -44.44%, compared to the industry which has advanced 4.27% over the same period. With RSI of 58.6, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $5, making it a hold for now.

xG Technology, Inc. engages in the development of communication technologies for wireless networks worldwide. The company’s intellectual property is embedded in proprietary software algorithms designed to offer cognitive interference mitigation and spectrum access solutions to organizations in a various industries, including national defense and rural broadband. Its products include xMax, a mobile voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and broadband data system that utilizes an end-to-end Internet protocol (IP) system architecture, which incorporates OFDM and multiple in multiple out and orthogonal frequency-division multiple to increase interference tolerance, allow mobility, and improve resistance to fading. The company’s xMax comprise CN5100 mobile hotspot, a device that allows users of Wi-Fi enabled smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and other devices to access the Internet through the xMax cognitive radio network; CN3100 vehicle modem, which acts as a transparent protocol bridge allowing users of WiFi-enabled devices to access the Internet through the xMax cognitive radio network; CN3200 dual-band routing modem for use in fixed and mobile applications; CN1100 Access Point, an IP wireless access point that delivers wide area coverage and broadband throughput for fixed, nomadic, and mobile applications; and CN7000 Mobile Control Center, which controls the delivery of voice and data services, and manages various elements in the regional network. It also offers xMonitor, which monitors the status and health of various access points, mobile control center elements, and VoIP core elements; and xDrive, a drive mapping utility designed to gather, display, and log performance statistics from mobile hotspot, dual-band routing modem, and CN3100 vehicle modem. The company sells its intellectual property and the equipment directly, as well as through an indirect channel network. xG Technology, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida.

Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS) shares were down in last trading by -3.69% to $15.94. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 5.84% over the past week and grew 18.96% in the past month. It is currently trading 25.03% above its 50 day moving average and 58.14% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.67% decrease in value from its one year high of $17.08. The RSI indicator value of 61.8, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Oasis Petroleum Inc., an independent exploration and production company, focuses on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources in the North Dakota and Montana regions of the Williston Basin. Its principal projects are located in West Williston and East Nesson. As of December 31, 2015, the company had 484,745 net leasehold acres in the Williston Basin; and approximately 218.2 million barrels of oil equivalent of estimated net proved reserves. Oasis Petroleum Inc. sells its oil and natural gas to refiners, marketers, and other purchasers that have access to pipeline and rail facilities. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Stocks In Queue: CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF), Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI), Tesoro Corporation (TSO)

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) climbed 0.83% during last trading as the stock added $0.3 to finish the day at $36.51 with about 4.21M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.05M. The $8.51B market cap company, which fluctuated between $35.79 and $36.8 during the day, currently situated 80.3% above its 52 week low of $20.77 and -1.78% away from its one year high of $37.72. The RSI of 67.88 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizers and other nitrogen products worldwide. The company operates through Ammonia, Granular Urea, UAN, AN, Other, and Phosphate segments. Its primary nitrogen fertilizer products include ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate, and ammonium nitrate. The company also provides diesel exhaust fluid, urea liquor, nitric acid, and aqua ammonia as well as compound fertilizer product, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilizer. It offers products primarily to cooperatives, independent fertilizer distributors, farmers, and industrial users. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) gained $0.33 to close the day at a new closing price of $21.83, a 1.53% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 191.94% above its 52 week low of $8.04. A total of 4.2M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.81M. The stock, which fluctuated between $21.01 and $22.49 during the day, currently situated -7.85% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 30.95% in the past one month and up by 52.98% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $0 and RSI of 72.04, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated produces and sells specialty materials and components worldwide. The company operates through two segments, High Performance Materials & Components; and Flat-Rolled Products. The High Performance Materials & Components segment provides various high performance materials, including titanium and titanium-based alloys; nickel-and cobalt-based alloys and superalloys; zirconium and related alloys, such as hafnium and niobium, advanced powder alloys, and other specialty materials, in long product forms of ingots, billets, bars, rods, wires, shapes and rectangles, and seamless tubes, plus precision forgings, castings, components, and machined parts. This segment serves aerospace and defense, oil and gas/chemical, hydrocarbon processing, electrical energy, and medical markets. The Flat-Rolled Products segment produces, converts, and distributes stainless steel, nickel-based alloys, specialty alloys, and titanium and titanium-based alloys in various forms, including plate, sheet, engineered strip, and Precision Rolled Strip products, as well as grain-oriented electrical steel. This segment serves oil and gas/chemical and hydrocarbon processing industry, electrical energy, automotive, food processing equipment and appliances, construction and mining, electronics, communication equipment and computers, and aerospace and defense markets. The company sells its products through direct sales and independent representatives. Allegheny Technologies Incorporated was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Tesoro Corporation (TSO) had a active trading with around 3.99M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.39M. The stock traded between $81.22 and $83.79 before closing at the price of $82.02 with 0.1% change on the day. The San Antonio Texas 78259 based company is currently trading 24.23% above its 52 week low of $67.8 and -11.86% below its 52 week high of $93.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 44.43 and $105.13 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Tesoro Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent petroleum refining, logistics, and marketing company in the United States. Its Refining segment refines crude oil and other feed stocks into transportation fuels, such as gasoline, gasoline blend stocks, jet fuel, and diesel fuel, as well as other products, including heavy fuel oils, liquefied petroleum gas, petroleum coke, calcined coke, and asphalt. This segment also sells refined products in the wholesale market primarily through independent unbranded distributors; and in the bulk market primarily to independent unbranded distributors, other refining and marketing companies, utilities, railroads, airlines, marine, and industrial end-users in the western United States. It owns and operates 6 refineries with a combined crude oil capacity of approximately 875 thousand barrels per day. The company’s TLLP segment owns and operates a network of approximately 3,500 miles of crude oil, refined products, and natural gas pipelines; 29 crude oil and refined products truck and marine terminals; and approximately 15 million barrels of storage capacity. This segment also owns and operates four natural gas processing complexes and one fractionation facility. The company’s Marketing segment sells gasoline and diesel fuel through retail stations, and third-party branded dealers and distributors in the western United States. As of December 31, 2015, this segment operated a network of 2,397 retail stations under the ARCO, Shell, Exxon, Mobil, USA Gasoline, and Tesoro brands. The company was formerly known as Tesoro Petroleum Corporation and changed its name to Tesoro Corporation in November 2004. Tesoro Corporation was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

Stocks Buzz: Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD), Liberty Broadband Corporation (LBRDK), CMS Energy Corporation (CMS)

Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.42% or $-0.77 to close the day at $181.46 on light trading volume of 1.13M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.61M. The Irving Texas 75039 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 51.28%, compared to the industry which has advanced 44.7% over the same period. With RSI of 49.77, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $219.7, making it a hold for now.

Pioneer Natural Resources Company operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company in the United States. The company produces and sells oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and gas. It has operations primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas, the Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas, the Raton field in southeastern Colorado, and the West Panhandle field in the Texas Panhandle. As of December 31, 2015, the company had proved undeveloped reserves and proved developed reserves of approximately 47 million Bbls of oil, 15 million Bbls of NGLs, and 157 billion cubic feet of gas; and owned interests in seven gas processing plants and eight treating facilities. Pioneer Natural Resources Company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Liberty Broadband Corporation (LBRDK) retreated with the stock falling -2.38% or $-2.08 to close at $85.35 on light trading volume of 1.13M compared its three months average trading volume of 595.34K. The Englewood Colorado 80112 based company operating under the Broadcasting – TV industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 85.75% up for the period and up by 15.23% so far this year. With price target of $82.5 and a 106.66% rebound from 52-week low, Liberty Broadband Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Liberty Broadband Corporation, a cable operator, provides video programming, Internet, voice, and advanced video services to residential and commercial customers in the United States. It operates through TruePosition and Charter segments. The TruePosition segment develops and markets technology for locating wireless phones and other wireless devices on a cellular network, enabling wireless carriers and government agencies to provide public safety E-9-1-1 services; and services in support of national security and law enforcement. This segment also operates a location network, which provides hybrid wireless positioning technology and contextual location intelligence solutions. The Charter segment offers cable services, such as digital video services; local and long distance calling; and video entertainment services, Internet access, business telephone services, data networking, and fiber connectivity to cellular towers and office buildings, as well as sells advertising on cable television networks. As of December 31, 2015, this segment served approximately 4.3 million residential video customers; 5.2 million residential Internet customers; and 2.6 million residential voice service customers, as well as 671,000 small and medium business primary service units (PSUs) and 30,000 enterprise PSUs. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado.

CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.43% or $-0.18 to close the day at $41.78 on lower than average trading volume of 1.11M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.87M. The Jackson Michigan 49201 based company has been underperforming the electric utilities companies by 1.0777% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 0.38% YTD, versus the electric utilities industry which is down -0.15% for the same period. The RSI of 48.45 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. It operates through three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises. The Electric Utility segment engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to residential, commercial, and diversified industrial customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. It operates a network of coal, gas, hydroelectric, oil, and wind generation plants. This segment’s distribution system includes 434 miles of high-voltage distribution radial lines; 4,251 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 18 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 56,023 miles of electric distribution overhead lines; 10,383 miles of underground distribution lines; and substations with an aggregate transformer capacity of 24 million thousand volt-amperes. The Gas Utility segment is involved in the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas. This segment’s gas transmission, storage, and distribution system comprises 1,686 miles of transmission lines; 15 gas storage fields with a total storage capacity of 309 billion cubic feet and a working gas volume of 151 billion cubic feet; 27,537 miles of distribution mains; and 7 compressor stations with a total of 157,939 installed and available horsepower. The Enterprises segment engages in the independent power production and marketing activities. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had ownership interests in independent power plants fueled by natural gas and biomass totaling 1,177 megawatts. The company also provides unsecured consumer installment loans for financing home improvements. CMS Energy Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan.

Stocks in the Spotlight: Aflac Incorporated (AFL), Welltower Inc. (HCN), The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL)

Aflac Incorporated (AFL) had a light trading with around 1.2M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.2M. The stock traded between $70 and $70.55 before closing at the price of $70.27 with -0.41% change on the day. The Columbus Georgia 31999 based company is currently trading 29.46% above its 52 week low of $55.24 and -5.12% below its 52 week high of $74.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 51.92 and $72.07 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance products. It operates through two segments, Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S. The Aflac Japan segment offers various voluntary supplemental insurance products, including cancer plans, general medical indemnity plans, medical/sickness riders, care plans, living benefit life plans, ordinary life insurance plans, and annuities in Japan. The Aflac U.S. segment provides products designed to protect individuals from depletion of assets, which comprise accident, cancer, critical illness/critical care, hospital intensive care, hospital indemnity, fixed-benefit dental, and vision care plans; and loss-of-income products, such as life and short-term disability plans in the United States (U.S.). The company sells its products through sales associates and brokers, independent corporate agencies, individual agencies, and affiliated corporate agencies. Aflac Incorporated was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

Welltower Inc. (HCN) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.3% or $-0.2 to close the day at $65.94 on light trading volume of 1.19M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.36M. The Toledo Ohio 43615 based company has been outperforming the reit – healthcare facilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 13.17%, compared to the industry which has advanced 14.85% over the same period. With RSI of 47.91, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $69.39, making it a hold for now.

Welltower Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm engages in acquiring, planning, developing, managing, repositioning and monetizing of real estate assets. It primarily invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm primarily invests in senior living and health care properties. It invests across the full spectrum of health care real estate, including senior living communities, medical office buildings, inpatient and outpatient medical centers and life science facilities. The firm conducts in-house research to make its investments. It was formerly known as Health Care REIT, Inc. Welltower Inc. was founded in 1970 and is based in Toledo, Ohio with additional offices in Brentwood, Tennessee and Dallas, Texas.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) shares were down in last trading by -1.22% to $80.96. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.67% over the past week and grew 3.49% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.53% above its 50 day moving average and -7.01% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -16.04% decrease in value from its one year high of $97.48. The RSI indicator value of 59.03, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The company offers a range of skin care products, such as moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products for face, eyes, lips, and nails, as well as related items, including compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. It also provides fragrance products in various forms comprising eau de parfum sprays and colognes, lotions, powders, creams, candles, and soaps; and hair care products, which include shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays, and hair color products, as well as sells ancillary products and services. The company offers its products under the brands of Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series, Origins, M·A·C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, Prescriptives, GoodSkin Labs, Ojon, and Osiao. In addition, it operates as a licensee for fragrances and/or cosmetics sold under the Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tory Burch, Dr. Andrew Weil, and AERIN brand names. The company sells its products through department stores, specialty multi-brand retailers, upscale perfumeries, pharmacies, and salons and spas; freestanding stores; e-commerce Websites; stores in airports and on cruise ships; in-flight and duty-free shops; and self-select outlets. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in New York, New York.