Adam Park

Stocks Alert: Twilio Inc. (TWLO), Avon Products, Inc. (AVP), HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (HDS)

Twilio Inc. (TWLO) retreated with the stock falling -0.93% or $-0.26 to close at $27.59 on light trading volume of 3.58M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.34M. The San Francisco California 94107 based company has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 0% down for the period and down by -4.37% so far this year. With price target of $38.44 and a 16.61% rebound from 52-week low, Twilio Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Twilio Inc. provides cloud communications platform that enables developers to build, scale, and operate communications within software applications through the cloud as a pay-as-you-go service in the United States and internationally. It offers programmable communications cloud software that enables developers to embed voice, messaging, video, and authentication capabilities into their applications through application programming interfaces. The company also provides use case products, such as a two-factor authentication solution. Twilio Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered San Francisco, California.

Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) dropped $-0.14 to close the day at a new closing price of $5.64, a -2.42% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 155.2% above its 52 week low of $2.32. A total of 3.56M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.62M. The stock, which fluctuated between $5.58 and $5.86 during the day, currently situated -18.97% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.68% in the past one month and down by -8.89% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $6.14 and RSI of 55.66, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Avon Products, Inc. manufactures and markets beauty and related products worldwide. It offers beauty products, which consists of skincare products, including personal care products, as well as fragrances and color cosmetics; and fashion and home products consisting of jewelry, watches, apparel, footwear, accessories, gift and decorative products, housewares, entertainment and leisure products, children’s products, and nutritional products. The company markets its products through direct selling by representatives. Avon Products, Inc. was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (HDS) shares were up in last trading by 1.78% to $41.68. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.74% over the past week and fell -0.53% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.95% above its 50 day moving average and 17.27% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -5.7% decrease in value from its one year high of $44.2. The RSI indicator value of 49.26, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

HD Supply Holdings, Inc. operates as an industrial distributor in North America. The company’s Facilities Maintenance segment offers electrical and lighting items, plumbing, appliances, janitorial supplies, hardware, kitchen and bath cabinets, window coverings, textiles and guest amenities, healthcare maintenance, and water and wastewater treatment products, as well as heating, ventilating, and air conditioning products. Its Waterworks segment provides pipes, fittings, valves, hydrants, and meters for use in the construction, maintenance, and repair of water and waste-water systems, as well as fire-protection systems; and smart meters, fusible piping solutions, and engineered treatment plant products and services. The company’s Construction & Industrial—White Cap segment offers tilt-up brace systems, forming and shoring systems, concrete chemicals, hand and power tools, cutting tools, rebar, ladders, safety and fall arrest equipment, screws and fasteners, sealants and adhesives, drainage pipes, geo-synthetics, erosion and sediment control equipment, and other engineered materials used in non-residential and residential construction. Its Corporate & Other segment provides home improvement solutions, such as light remodeling and construction supplies, kitchen and bath cabinets, windows, plumbing materials, electrical equipment, and other products; and interior solutions comprising floorings, cabinets, countertops, and window coverings, as well as design center services. It serves contractors, maintenance professionals, home builders, industrial businesses, and government entities. The company was formerly known as HDS Investment Holding, Inc. and changed its name to HD Supply Holdings, Inc. in April 2013. HD Supply Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Pulmatrix, Inc. (PULM), Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (DO), Under Armour, Inc. (UA)

Pulmatrix, Inc. (PULM) fell -34.84% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.54 to finish the day at $1.01 with about 2.71M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 329.32K. The $14.71M market cap company, currently situated 101.2% above its 52 week low of $0.5 and -74.04% away from its one year high of $3.89. The RSI of 58.28 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Pulmatrix, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing inhaled therapies to address serious pulmonary diseases using its inhaled Small Particles Easily Respirable and Emitted (iSPERSE) technology. The company’s proprietary product pipeline focuses on advancing treatments for rare diseases, including PUR1900, an inhaled anti-fungal for patients with cystic fibrosis, as well as PUR1500, an inhaled product for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. It is also developing PUR0200, a branded generic in clinical development for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The company has collaboration with Capsugel to develop inhaled therapeutics to treat serious pulmonary diseases. Pulmatrix, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (DO) dropped $-0.42 to close the day at a new closing price of $18.26, a -2.25% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 28.77% above its 52 week low of $14.18. A total of 2.7M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.79M. The stock, which fluctuated between $17.91 and $18.51 during the day, currently situated -31.66% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -5.63% in the past one month and up by 4.76% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $17.62 and RSI of 46.34, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. provides contract drilling services to the energy industry worldwide. It provides services in floater market, including ultra-deepwater, deepwater, and mid-water. The company operates a fleet of 32 offshore drilling rigs, which comprise 8 ultra-deepwater, 7 deepwater, and 8 mid-water semisubmersibles; 5 jack-ups; and 4 drillships. It serves independent oil and gas companies, and government-owned oil companies. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Loews Corporation.

Under Armour, Inc. (UA) had a light trading with around 2.69M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.72M. The stock traded between $25.25 and $26.25 before closing at the price of $25.35 with -3.24% change on the day. The Baltimore Maryland 21230 based company is currently trading 1.97% above its 52 week low of $23.51 and -47.13% below its 52 week high of $46.53. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 35.17 and $44 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Under Armour, Inc. together with its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and distributes branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories for men, women, and youth primarily in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The company offers its apparel in compression, fitted, and loose types to be worn in hot, cold, and in between the extremes. It provides various footwear products, including football, baseball, lacrosse, softball and soccer cleats, slides, performance training, running, basketball, and outdoor footwear. The company also offers accessories, which include headwear, bags, and gloves; and digital fitness platform licenses and subscriptions, as well as digital advertising, as well as licenses its brands. It primarily provides its products under the UA Logo, UNDER ARMOUR, UA, ARMOUR, HEATGEAR, COLDGEAR, ALLSEASONGEAR, PROTECT THIS HOUSE, and I WILL, as well as ARMOURBITE, ARMOURSTORM, ARMOUR FLEECE, and ARMOUR BRA trademarks. The company sells its products through wholesale channels, including national and regional sporting goods chains, independent and specialty retailers, department store chains, institutional athletic departments, and leagues and teams, as well as independent distributors; and directly to consumers through a network of brand and factory house stores, and Website. Under Armour, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Momentum Stocks in Focus: VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY), Amgen Inc. (AMGN), PBF Energy Inc. (PBF)

VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.6% or $0.47 to close the day at $18.57 on active trading volume of 2.43M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.17M. The San Jose California 95134 based company has been underperforming the business equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -17.17%, compared to the industry which has advanced 7.29% over the same period. With RSI of 56.63, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $18.88, making it a hold for now.

VeriFone Systems, Inc. provides payments and commerce solutions at the point of sale (POS) worldwide. It offers countertop solutions that accept payment options, such as contactless, NFC, mobile wallets, and EMV; PIN pads that support credit and debit card, EBT, EMV, and other PIN-based transactions; and multimedia consumer facing POS devices. The company also provides portable payment devices, including small, portable, and handheld devices that enable merchants to accept electronic payments wherever wireless connectivity is available; and mobile solutions that attach to and interface with iOS, Android, or Windows-based smartphones and tablets. In addition, it offers integrated electronic payment systems that combine electronic payment processing, fuel dispensing, and ECR functions, as well as secure payment systems for integration with petroleum pump controllers; unattended and self-service payment solutions designed to enable payment transactions in self-service, high-transaction volume, and public transportation environments; and network access solutions. Further, the company provides other managed, terminal management, payment-enabled media, in-taxi payment, and security solutions; and server-based payment processing software and middleware. Additionally, it offers installation, deployment, training, and application development and delivery solutions; project management, client education program, and consulting services; helpdesk support, equipment repair and maintenance, and software post-contract support services; and application libraries and development tools. The company sells its products directly; and through third party distributors and partners. It serves financial services, retail, petroleum, restaurant, hospitality, taxi, transportation, and healthcare industries. The company was formerly known as VeriFone Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to VeriFone Systems, Inc. in May 2010. VeriFone Systems, Inc. is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Amgen Inc. (AMGN) grew with the stock adding 0.63% or $0.97 to close at $155.77 on light trading volume of 2.43M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.2M. The Thousand Oaks California 91320 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 5.67% up for the period and up by 6.54% so far this year. With price target of $181.73 and a 17.35% rebound from 52-week low, Amgen Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Amgen Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers human therapeutics worldwide. It offers products for the treatment of illness in the areas of oncology/hematology, cardiovascular, inflammation, bone health, nephrology, and neuroscience. The company’s products include Neulasta, a pegylated protein for the treatment of cancer patients; NEUPOGEN, a recombinant-methionyl human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor for reducing the incidence of infection for patients with non-myeloid malignancies; and Enbrel to treat rheumatoid arthritis, plaque psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis. Its products also comprise EPOGEN to treat a lower-than-normal number of red blood cells caused by chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients on dialysis; Aranesp for treating anemia; XGEVA for the prevention of skeletal-related events; Prolia to treat postmenopausal women with osteoporosis; Repatha for the treatment of cholesterol; and Sensipar/Mimpara products for use in the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in CKD patients on dialysis. The company’s other marketed products include Kyprolis, a proteasome inhibitor to treat patients with multiple myeloma and small-cell lung cancer; Nplate, a thrombopoietic compound; Vectibix, a human monoclonal antibody; and BLINCYTO for the treatment of patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It also develops various products that are in various clinical trials. The company serves pharmaceutical wholesale distributors; and physicians or their clinics, dialysis centers, hospitals, and pharmacies, as well as consumers. It has collaborative agreements with Xencor, Inc; UCB; Novartis AG; Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc; Advaxis, Inc.; Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.; Biocartis Group NV; and Nuevolution AB. The company also has a strategic collaboration with Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH. Amgen Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California.

PBF Energy Inc. (PBF) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.69% or $-0.17 to close the day at $24.38 on lower than average trading volume of 2.43M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.62M. The Parsippany New Jersey 07054 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas refining & marketing companies by 18.7445% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -12.55% YTD, versus the oil & gas refining & marketing industry which is down -1.63% for the same period. The RSI of 40.01 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

PBF Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the refining and supply of petroleum products. It produces gasoline, ultra-low-sulfur diesel, heating oil, diesel fuel, jet fuel, lubricants, petrochemicals, and asphalt, as well as unbranded transportation fuels, petrochemical feedstocks, blending components, and other petroleum products. The company sells its products in Northeast and Midwest of the United States, as well as in other regions of the United States and Canada. PBF Energy Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Parsippany, New Jersey.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD), Duke Energy Corporation (DUK), Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (MXIM)

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD) saw its value decrease by -0.37% as the stock dropped $-0.02 to finish the day at a closing price of $5.39. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $4.41-$9.83 per share for the past year. The shares are down by -22.33% in the past three months and down by -8.64% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.33% above its 20 day moving average and -16.9% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $10.69 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 42.13.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of medicines for various rare and orphan diseases. Its principal product is the migalastat HCl, a small molecule, which has completed Phase III studies that can be used as a monotherapy and in combination with enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for Fabry disease. The company is also developing SD-101, which is in Phase III clinical study for the treatment of the genetic connective tissue disorder epidermolysis bullosa; ATB200 that is in Phase II studies to treat pompe disease; AT2221, which is in Phase II studies for the treatment of pompe disease; and AT3375 to treat Parkinson’s disease. The company has strategic alliance with GlaxoSmithKline plc to develop and commercialize migalastat as a monotherapy and in combination with ERT for Fabry disease. Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Cranbury, New Jersey.

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) shares were up in last trading by 0.05% to $77.5. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.31% over the past week and grew 1.93% in the past month. It is currently trading 2% above its 50 day moving average and -1.21% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -10.68% decrease in value from its one year high of $87.75. The RSI indicator value of 56.23, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Regulated Utilities, International Energy, and Commercial Portfolio. The Regulated Utilities segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana; and transports and sells natural gas in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment owns approximately 50,000 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity; and uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity. It serves approximately 7.4 million retail electric customers in 6 states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States with a service area covering approximately 95,000 square miles; and approximately 525,000 retail natural gas customers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment is also involved in the wholesale of electricity to incorporated municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities. The International Energy segment operates and manages power generation facilities; and markets and sells electric power, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. This segment serves retail distributors, electric utilities, independent power producers, marketers, and industrial and commercial companies. The Commercial Portfolio segment acquires, builds, develops, and operates wind and solar renewable generation and energy transmission projects. Its portfolio includes nonregulated renewable energy, electric transmission, natural gas infrastructure, and energy storage businesses. This segment has 22 wind farms and 38 commercial solar farms with a capacity of 2,400 MW across 11 states. The company was formerly known as Duke Energy Holding Corp. and changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in April 2005. Duke Energy Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (MXIM) opening the day at $40.76. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 6.87% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.2% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $41.22 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -1.46% below its 52 week high of $42.37 and 40.69% above its 12-month low of $30.28. The shares are up by over 8.8% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 61.98 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets various linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits in the United States, China, other countries in Asia, Europe, and internationally. It also provides a range of high-frequency process technologies and capabilities for use in custom designs. The company serves automotive, communications and data center, computing, consumer, and industrial markets. It markets its products through a direct-sales and applications organization, as well as through its own and other unaffiliated distribution channels. Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

 

Stocks In Action: Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (SBH), Stillwater Mining Company (SWC), PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG)

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (SBH) traded within a range of $25.24 to $26.03 after opening the day at $25.93. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.48% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.15% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $26.03 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -20.95% below its 52 week high of $32.93 and 9.74% above its 12-month low of $23.72. The shares are up by over 0.15% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 47.11 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer and distributor of professional beauty supplies. The company operates through two segments, Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group. The Sally Beauty Supply segment offers beauty products, including hair color and care, skin and nail care, beauty sundries, and styling tools for retail customers and salon professionals. This segment also provides products under third-party brands, such as Clairol, CHI, China Glaze, OPI, and Conair, as well as exclusive-label merchandise. As of September 30, 2016, it operated 3,763 company-operated retail stores under the Sally Beauty banner in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain; and 18 franchised stores in the United Kingdom, Belgium, and certain other European countries. The Beauty Systems Group segment offers professional beauty products, including hair color and care, skin and nail care, beauty sundries, and styling tools directly to salons and salon professionals through its sales force, as well as through company-operated and franchised stores. This segment also sells products under third-party brands, such as Paul Mitchell, Wella, Sebastian, Goldwell, Joico, and Aquage. This segment had 1,174 company-operated stores under the CosmoProf banner in the United States and Canada, as well as 164 franchised stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and certain European countries. The company also distributes its products through full-service/exclusive distribution, open-line distribution, directly, and mega-salon stores. Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Denton, Texas.

Stillwater Mining Company (SWC) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.35% or $0.06 to close the day at $17.04 on light trading volume of 2.17M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.25M. The Littleton Colorado 80120 based company has been outperforming the industrial metals & minerals group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 222.12%, compared to the industry which has advanced 126.37% over the same period. With RSI of 65.89, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $18.16, making it a hold for now.

Stillwater Mining Company engages in the development, extraction, processing, smelting, and refining of platinum group metals (PGMs). It operates through Mine Production, PGM Recycling, Canadian Properties, and South American Properties segments. The company explores for palladium, platinum, and associated metals, as well as for gold, silver, nickel, copper, and rhodium ores. It conducts its mining operations at the Stillwater mine located near Nye, Montana; and at the East Boulder mine located in Sweet Grass County, Montana. The company also owns and operates a smelter and base metal refinery located in Columbus, Montana, as well as recycles spent catalyst and other industrial source materials. In addition, it develops and explores the Marathon PGM-copper property situated in Northern Ontario, Canada; and the Altar porphyry copper-gold property located in the San Juan Province of Argentina, as well as owns the Geordie Lake property situated in Ontario, Canada. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Littleton, Colorado.

PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG) gained $0.72 to close the day at a new closing price of $96.69, a 0.75% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 11.14% above its 52 week low of $88.37. A total of 2.14M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.73M. The stock, which fluctuated between $95.66 and $96.85 during the day, currently situated -16.38% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.61% in the past one month and up by 4.79% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $110.2 and RSI of 52.84, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

PPG Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes coatings, specialty materials, and glass products. It operates in three segments: Performance Coatings, Industrial Coatings, and Glass. The Performance Coatings segment provides coatings products for automotive and commercial transport/fleet repair and refurbishing; light industrial and specialty coatings for signs; coatings, sealants, and transparencies for commercial, military, regional jet and general aviation aircraft, and transparent armor for specialty applications; and chemical management services. This segment also offers protective and marine coatings and finishes for the protection of metals and structures to metal fabricators and heavy duty maintenance contractors, as well as to the manufacturers of ships, bridges, and rail cars; architectural coatings used by painting and maintenance contractors, and consumers for decoration and maintenance of residential and commercial building structures; and purchased sundries to painting contractors and consumers. The Industrial Coatings segment provides adhesives and sealants for the automotive industry; metal pretreatments and related chemicals for industrial and automotive applications; precipitated silicas for tire, battery separator, and other markets; substrates used in radio frequency identification tags and labels, e-passports, drivers’ licenses, and identification cards; organic light emitting diode materials for use in displays and lighting; optical lens materials and photochromic dyes for optical lenses and color-change products. The Glass segment produces flat and fiber glass for use in commercial and residential construction, wind energy, energy infrastructure, transportation, and electronics industries. The company was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

Trader’s Round Up: CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX), PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM), Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR)

CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX) grew with the stock adding 0.82% or $0.15 to close at $18.36 on light trading volume of 3.28M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.94M. The Canonsburg Pennsylvania 15317 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 257% up for the period and up by 0.71% so far this year. With price target of $22.42 and a 304.97% rebound from 52-week low, CONSOL Energy Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

CONSOL Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two divisions, Exploration and Production (E&P), and Coal. The E&P division produces pipeline quality natural gas primarily to gas wholesalers. This division owns rights to extract natural gas in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio from approximately 436,000 net Marcellus Shale acres; and controls approximately 119,000 net acres of Utica Shale potential in eastern Ohio, as well as controls 113,000 net acres in Southwestern Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia that contain the rights to the natural gas in Utica Shale; and owns rights to extract coalbed methane (CBM) in Virginia from approximately 268,000 net CBM acres, which cover a portion of its coal reserves in Central Appalachia. It also owns shallow oil and gas acreage position approximately 825,000 net acres in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New York; various acres that have Upper Devonian potential; 116,000 net acres of Chattanooga Shale; and 380,000 net acres of Huron Shale potential in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia, as well as provides midstream gas services. The Coal division engages in mining, preparation, and marketing of thermal coal primarily to power generators, and metallurgical coal to metal and coke producers. The company also provides energy services, including coal terminal services, water services, and land resource management services. CONSOL Energy Inc. was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM) gained $0.05 to close the day at a new closing price of $19.21, a 0.26% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 34.03% above its 52 week low of $15.21. A total of 3.26M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.43M. The stock, which fluctuated between $19.05 and $19.3 during the day, currently situated -13.44% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.06% in the past one month and down by -0.5% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $22.35 and RSI of 57.89, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

PulteGroup, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the homebuilding business in the United States. The company is involved in the acquisition and development of land primarily for residential purposes; and the construction of housing on such land. It offers various home designs, including single-family detached, townhouses, condominiums, and duplexes under the Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes John Wieland Homes, and Neighborhoods names. As of March 31, 2016, the company controlled 102,580 owned lots and 43,072 lots under land option agreements. It also arranges financing through the origination of mortgage loans, principally for homebuyers; sells the servicing rights for the originated loans; and provides title insurance policies, and examination and closing services to homebuyers. The company was formerly known as Pulte Homes, Inc. and changed its name to PulteGroup, Inc. in March 2010. PulteGroup, Inc. was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) shares were down in last trading by -0.26% to $27.34. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -3.73% over the past week and fell -4.31% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.1% above its 50 day moving average and 12.94% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.4% decrease in value from its one year high of $29.21. The RSI indicator value of 39.33, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Juniper Networks, Inc. designs, develops, and sells network products and services worldwide. It offers various routing products, including ACX series universal access routers to deploy new high-bandwidth services; MX series Ethernet routers that functions as a universal edge platform; M series edge routers; PTX series packet transport routers; T series routers; and NorthStar controllers. The company also provides various switching products comprising EX series Ethernet switches to address the access, aggregation, and core layer switching requirements of micro branch, branch office, and campus and data center environments; QFX series of core, spine, and top-of-rack data center switches; and OCX1100, an open networking switch. In addition, it offers security products, such as SRX series services gateways for the data centers; Branch SRX family that includes SRX300 Series and SRX1500, which provides integrated firewall capabilities; vSRX Virtual Firewall that delivers various features of physical firewalls; Spotlight Secure Threat Intelligence Platform, a threat intelligence platform that aggregates threat feeds from various sources; and Sky Advanced Threat Prevention, a cloud-based service for static and dynamic analysis. Further, the company offers Junos OS, a network operating system; Junos Space, a network management platform for creating network management applications that include network director, services activation director, security director, edge services director, service now, and service insight; and Contrail networking and cloud platform solutions. Additionally, it provides technical support and professional services, as well as education and training programs. The company sells its products through direct sales, distributors, value-added resellers, and original equipment manufacturer partners to end-users in the service provider and enterprise markets. Juniper Networks, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP), Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. (FMSA), Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH)

Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP) grew with the stock adding 2.39% or $1.55 to close at $66.5 on active trading volume of 3.16M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.1M. The Chandler Arizona 85224 based company operating under the Semiconductor – Broad Line industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 63.9% up for the period and up by 3.66% so far this year. With price target of $70.75 and a 75.2% rebound from 52-week low, Microchip Technology Incorporated has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Microchip Technology Incorporated develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor products for various embedded control applications. The company offers microcontrollers, such as 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers under the PIC brand name; and microcontrollers for automotive networking, computing, lighting, power supplies, motor control, wired connectivity, and wireless connectivity. It also provides development tools that enable system designers to program PIC microcontrollers for specific applications; analog, interface, mixed signal, and timing products comprising power management, linear, mixed-signal, high-voltage, thermal management, RF, drivers, safety and security, USB, Ethernet, wireless, and other interface products; and memory products consisting of serial electrically erasable programmable read-only memory, serial flash memories, parallel flash memories, and serial SRAM memories for the production of very small footprint devices. In addition, the company licenses its SuperFlash embedded flash and Smartbits one time programmable NVM technologies to foundries, integrated device manufacturers, and design partners for use in the manufacture of microcontroller products, gate array, RF, and analog products that require embedded non-volatile memory, as well as provides engineering services. It serves automotive, communications, computing, consumer, office automation, telecommunication, aerospace, defense, safety, security, medical, and industrial control markets. The company sells its products through a network of direct sales personnel and distributors in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Microchip Technology Incorporated was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona.

Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. (FMSA) had a light trading with around 3.16M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.15M. The stock traded between $12.31 and $12.63 before closing at the price of $12.51 with -0.16% change on the day. The Chesterland Ohio 44026 based company is currently trading 1151% above its 52 week low of $1 and -0.16% below its 52 week high of $12.63. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $12 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides sand-based proppant solutions for exploration and production companies to enhance the productivity of their oil and gas wells. The company operates in two segments, Proppant Solutions; and Industrial & Recreational (I&R) Products. The Proppant Solutions segment primarily provides sand-based proppants for use in hydraulic fracturing operations in the United States, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, China, Northern Europe, and the United Arab Emirates. Its products include northern white frac sand, API-spec brown sand, and resin coated proppants, as well as ceramic proppants; PowerProp product; and Propel SSP product that utilizes a polymer coating applied to a proppant substrate. The I&R Products segment offers raw, coated, and custom blended sands for use in building products, glass, turf and landscape, and filtration industries, as well as for foundries primarily in North America. Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. also supplies proppants to oilfield service companies. The company was formerly known as FMSA Holdings Inc. and changed its name to Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. in July 2015. Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Chesterland, Ohio.

Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH) saw its value decrease by -4.08% as the stock dropped $-0.29 to finish the day at a closing price of $6.82. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $4.15-$21.38 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $6.68 to $7.19 during the day, are down by -32.34% in the past three months and down by -46.93% over the past six months. It is currently trading 12.99% above its 20 day moving average and 19.27% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $6.78 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 65.54.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Community Health Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, leases, and operates general acute care hospitals in the United States. It offers general acute care, emergency room, general and specialty surgery, critical care, internal medicine, obstetrics, diagnostic, psychiatric, and rehabilitation services, as well as skilled nursing and home care services. The company also provides outpatient services at urgent care centers, occupational medicine clinics, imaging centers, cancer centers, ambulatory surgery centers, and home health and hospice agencies. In addition, it offers management and consulting services to non-affiliated general acute care hospitals. As of February 15, 2016, the company owned, leased, or operated 195 affiliated hospitals in 29 states with approximately 30,000 licensed beds. Community Health Systems, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Bank of America Corporation (BAC), Apricus Biosciences, Inc. (APRI), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)

Bank of America Corporation (BAC) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.63% or $0.58 to close the day at $22.63 on active trading volume of 124.26M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 118.79M. The Charlotte North Carolina 28255 based company has been outperforming the money center banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 61.41%, compared to the industry which has advanced 10.83% over the same period. With RSI of 54.54, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $24.06, making it a hold for now.

Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services for individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses, institutional investors, large corporations, and governments worldwide. It operates through five segments: Consumer Banking, Global Wealth & Investment Management, Global Banking, Global Markets, and Legacy Assets & Servicing. The Consumer Banking segment offers traditional and money market savings accounts, CDs and IRAs, noninterest- and interest-bearing checking accounts, and investment accounts and products, as well as credit and debit cards, residential mortgages and home equity loans, and direct and indirect loans. This segment provides its products and services through approximately 4,700 financial centers, 16,000 ATMs, call centers, and online and mobile platforms. The Global Wealth & Investment Management segment offers investment management, brokerage, banking, and retirement products, as well as wealth management and customized solutions. The Global Banking segment provides lending products and services, including commercial loans, leases, commitment facilities, trade finance, real estate lending, and asset-based lending; treasury solutions, such as treasury management, foreign exchange, and short-term investing options; working capital management solutions; and debt and equity underwriting and distribution, and merger-related and other advisory services. The Global Markets segment offers market-making, financing, securities clearing, settlement, and custody services, as well as risk management, foreign exchange, fixed-income, and mortgage-related products. The Legacy Assets & Servicing segment engages in mortgage servicing activities related to residential first mortgage and home equity loans; and managing legacy exposures related to mortgage origination, sales, and servicing. Bank of America Corporation was founded in 1874 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Apricus Biosciences, Inc. (APRI) grew with the stock adding 89.4% or $1.35 to close at $2.86 on active trading volume of 51.89M compared its three months average trading volume of 261.65K. The San Diego California 92130 based company operating under the Drug Manufacturers – Other industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -79.12% down for the period and up by 120% so far this year. With price target of $4.18 and a 160% rebound from 52-week low, Apricus Biosciences, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Apricus Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of products and product candidates in the areas of urology and rheumatology. Its lead product is Vitaros, a topically-applied cream formulation of alprostadil used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. The company’s marketing partners for Vitaros include Laboratoires Majorelle, Bracco S.p.A., Hexal AG (Sandoz), Takeda Pharmaceuticals International GmbH, Recordati Ireland Ltd. (Recordati S.p.A.), Ferring International Center S.A. (Ferring Pharmaceuticals), Mylan NV, Neopharm Scientific Limited, Elis Pharmaceuticals Limited, and Global Harvest Pharmaceutical Corporation. It also develops second-generation Vitaros, a proprietary stabilized dosage formulation that is expected to be stored at room temperature conditions; and Fispemifene, a tissue-specific selective estrogen receptor modulator that is in Phase IIb clinical trial to treat secondary hypogonadism, lower urinary tract symptoms, and chronic prostatitis in men. In addition, the company plans to initiate a Phase IIb trial for RayVa to treat Raynaud’s phenomenon associated with scleroderma; and develops Femprox, a product candidate for the treatment of female sexual interest/arousal disorder. It operates in Latin America, Europe, and internationally. The company was formerly known as NexMed, Inc. and changed its name to Apricus Biosciences, Inc. in September 2010. Apricus Biosciences, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.61% or $0.06 to close the day at $9.88 on higher than average trading volume of 51.67M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 50.27M. The Sunnyvale California 94088 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – broad line companies by 48.0707% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -12.87% YTD, versus the semiconductor – broad line industry which is up 2.12% for the same period. The RSI of 39.14 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. operates as a semiconductor company worldwide. The company’s products primarily include x86 microprocessors as an accelerated processing unit (APU), chipsets, discrete graphics processing units (GPUs), and semi-custom System-on-Chip (SoC) products. It provides x86 microprocessors for desktop PCs under the AMD A-Series, AMD E-Series, AMD FX CPU, AMD Athlon CPU and APU, AMD Sempron APU and CPU, and AMD Pro A-Series APU brands; and microprocessors for notebook and 2-in-1s under the AMD A-Series, AMD E-Series, AMD C-Series, AMD Z-Series, AMD FX APU, AMD Phenom, AMD Athlon CPU and APU, AMD Turion, and AMD Sempron APU and CPU brands. The company also offers chipsets with and without integrated graphics features for desktop, notebook PCs, and servers, as well as controller hub-based chipsets for its APUs under the AMD brand; and AMD PRO mobile and desktop processors. In addition, it provides discrete desktop graphics products and discrete GPUs for notebooks under the AMD Radeon brand; professional graphics products under the AMD FirePro brand; and customer-specific solutions based on AMD’s CPU, GPU, and multi-media technologies. Further, the company offers microprocessors for server platforms under the AMD Opteron; embedded processor solutions for interactive digital signage, casino gaming, and medical imaging under the AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon, AMD Sempron, AMD Geode, AMD R-Series, and G-Series brands; and semi-custom SoC products that power the Sony Playstation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One game consoles. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. sells its products through its direct sales force, independent distributors, and sales representatives. The company serves original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, system builders, and independent distributors. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: HP Inc. (HPQ), The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW), Rennova Health, Inc. (RNVA)

HP Inc. (HPQ) saw its value decrease by 0% as the stock dropped $0 to finish the day at a closing price of $14.58. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $8.91-$16.25 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $14.5 to $14.7 during the day, are up by 4.8% in the past three months and up by 5.58% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.48% below its 20 day moving average and -4.26% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $16.1 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 36.64.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

HP Inc. provides products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as to the government, health, and education sectors worldwide. It operates through Personal Systems and Printing segments. The Personal Systems segment offers commercial personal computers (PCs), consumer PCs, workstations, thin clients, commercial tablets and mobility devices, retail point-of-sale systems, displays and other related accessories, software, support, and services for the commercial and consumer markets. The Printing segment provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, media, solutions, and services, as well as scanning devices; and laserjet and enterprise, inkjet and printing, graphics, and 3D printing solutions. The company was formerly known as Hewlett-Packard Company and changed its name to HP Inc. in October 2015. HP Inc. was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) shares were up in last trading by 1.91% to $41.1. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.22% over the past week and grew 4.26% in the past month. It is currently trading 6.74% above its 50 day moving average and 30.25% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.79% decrease in value from its one year high of $41.85. The RSI indicator value of 60.2, lead us to believe that it is a 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.

Rennova Health, Inc. (RNVA) traded within a range of $0.09 to $0.1 after opening the day at $0.1. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 8.43% so far this year. The stock was down close to -6.74% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $0.09 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -92.24% below its 52 week high of $1.16 and 12.5% above its 12-month low of $0.08. The shares are down by over -43.75% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 48.14 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Rennova Health, Inc. provides diagnostics and supportive software solutions to healthcare providers in the United States. It offers products and services, including laboratory diagnostics, healthcare technology solutions, and revenue cycle management solutions, as well as intends to provide financial services in the form of loans to physician practices. The company provides toxicology, clinical pharmacogenetics, and esoteric testing services; develops Web-based system to place lab orders, track samples, and view test reports in real time; Web-enabled laboratory information management solutions; Medical Mime, which offers an electronic health record for substance abuse and behavioral health providers; and CollabRx that enhances cancer diagnoses and treatment through actionable data analytics and reporting for oncologists and their patients. Rennova Health, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida.

 

Stocks Under Consideration: MGIC Investment Corporation (MTG), Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK), Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN)

MGIC Investment Corporation (MTG) grew with the stock adding 3.01% or $0.3 to close at $10.27 on active trading volume of 8.32M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.28M. The Milwaukee Wisconsin 53202 based company operating under the Property & Casualty Insurance industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 40.11% up for the period and up by 0.79% so far this year. With price target of $11.4 and a 91.6% rebound from 52-week low, MGIC Investment Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

MGIC Investment Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides private mortgage insurance and ancillary services to lenders and government sponsored entities in the United States. The company offers primary mortgage insurance that provides mortgage default protection on individual loans, as well as covers unpaid loan principal, delinquent interest, and various expenses associated with the default and subsequent foreclosure. It also provides contract underwriting services; and other services for the mortgage finance industry, such as analysis of loan originations and portfolios, and mortgage lead generation services. In addition, the company participates in external reinsurance arrangements and captive mortgage reinsurance arrangements. It serves originators of residential mortgage loans, including savings institutions, commercial banks, mortgage brokers, credit unions, mortgage bankers, and other lenders. The company was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) had a active trading with around 8.12M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.12M. The stock traded between $61.08 and $61.78 before closing at the price of $61.17 with -0.5% change on the day. The Kenilworth New Jersey 07033 based company is currently trading 31.64% above its 52 week low of $47.97 and -5.84% below its 52 week high of $65.46. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $0 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Merck & Co., Inc. provides healthcare solutions worldwide. The company offers therapeutic and preventive agents to treat cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes, asthma, nasal allergy symptoms, allergic rhinitis, chronic hepatitis C virus, HIV-1 infection, fungal infections, intra-abdominal infections, hypertension, arthritis and pain, inflammatory, osteoporosis, male pattern hair loss, and fertility diseases. It also offers neuromuscular blocking agents; anti-bacterial products; cholesterol modifying medicines; non-sedating antihistamine; and vaginal contraceptive products. In addition, the company offers products to prevent chemotherapy-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting; treat brain tumors; treat melanoma and metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer; prevent diseases caused by human papillomavirus; and vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, chickenpox, shingles, rotavirus gastroenteritis, and pneumococcal diseases. Further, it offers antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs to treat infectious and respiratory diseases, fertility disorders, and pneumonia in cattle, horses, and swine; vaccines for poultry; parasiticide for sea lice in salmon; and antibiotics and vaccines for fishes. Additionally, the company offers companion animal products, such as ointments for otitis; diabetes mellitus treatment for dogs and cats; anthelmintic products; chewable tablets to treat fleas and ticks in dogs; and products for protection against bites from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and sandflies. It serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and entities, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, distributors, animal producers, and managed health care providers. The company has collaboration agreements with Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc and Agenus; and a research agreement with Proteros Biostructures to develop molecule compounds for various cancer treatments. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN) saw its value increase by 0.76% as the stock gained $0.1 to finish the day at a closing price of $13.3. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $2.06-$13.68 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $12.71 to $13.66 during the day, are up by 85.24% in the past three months and up by 108.14% over the past six months. It is currently trading 39.44% above its 20 day moving average and 55.97% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $9.3 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 79.35.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Sanchez Energy Corporation, an independent exploration and production company, engages in the exploration, acquisition, and development of oil and natural gas resources in the onshore U.S. Gulf Coast. It holds a 93% working interest in the Eagle Ford Shale, which consists of approximately 200,000 net leasehold acres in the oil and condensate, or black oil and volatile oil located in South Texas; and a 65% working interest in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale covering an area of approximately 62,000 net leasehold acres situated in Mississippi and Louisiana. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.