Adam Park

Trader Alert: Forest City Realty Trust, Inc (FCE-A), Ralph Lauren Corporation (RL), RPC, Inc. (RES)

Forest City Realty Trust, Inc (FCE-A) retreated with the stock falling -0.48% or $-0.11 to close at $22.87 on light trading volume of 1.76M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.23M. The company operating under the Property Management industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 29.79% up for the period and up by 9.74% so far this year. With price target of $24.9 and a 36.1% rebound from 52-week low, Forest City Realty Trust, Inc has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Forest City Realty Trust, Inc is a real estate investment trust. It was formerly known as Forest City Enterprises, Inc. Forest City Realty Trust, Inc was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ralph Lauren Corporation (RL) dropped $-0.32 to close the day at a new closing price of $79.17, a -0.4% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 4.69% above its 52 week low of $75.62. A total of 1.76M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.59M. The stock, which fluctuated between $78.74 and $79.99 during the day, currently situated -30.17% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -11.62% in the past one month and down by -28.66% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $81 and RSI of 33.21, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Ralph Lauren Corporation designs, markets, and distributes lifestyle products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Wholesale, Retail, and Licensing. It offers apparel, including a range of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing; accessories, which comprise footwear, eyewear, watches, fine jewelry, hats, belts, and leather goods, such as handbags and luggage; home products consisting of bedding and bath products, furniture, fabrics and wallpapers, lightings, paints, tabletops, and giftware; and fragrances. The company sells apparel and accessories under the Ralph Lauren Collection, Purple Label, Black Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo Sport, Double RL, RLX Ralph Lauren, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Ralph by Ralph Lauren, Polo and RLX Golf, Ralph Lauren Children, Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren, Chaps, Club Monaco, American Living, and other brand names; women’s fragrances under the Safari, Ralph Lauren Blue, Lauren, Romance, RALPH collection, and Big Pony collection brand names; and men’s fragrances under the Safari, Polo Sport, Polo Green, Polo Blue, Polo Blue Sport, Purple Label, Polo Black, Double Black, Big Pony collection, Polo Red collection, and Polo Supreme Oud brand names. Ralph Lauren Corporation sells its products to department stores, specialty stores, and golf and pro shops, as well as through its retail stores, concession-based shop-within-shops, and its e-commerce sites. The company also sells its apparel, home, and other products through licensing alliances. As of April 2, 2016, it operated 493 directly-operated freestanding stores and 583 concession-based shop-within-shops. Ralph Lauren Corporation was founded in 1967 and is based in New York, New York.

RPC, Inc. (RES) shares were down in last trading by -2.75% to $21.25. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.28% over the past week and fell -3.14% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.72% above its 50 day moving average and 24.12% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.03% decrease in value from its one year high of $23.36. The RSI indicator value of 48.26, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

RPC, Inc. provides a range of oilfield services and equipment for oil and gas companies involved in the exploration, production, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States, Africa, Canada, Argentina, China, Mexico, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and New Zealand. The company operates in two segments, Technical Services and Support Services. The Technical Services segment offers pressure pumping, coiled tubing, snubbing, nitrogen pumping, well control consulting and firefighting, downhole tools, wireline, fishing, and fluid pumping services that are used in the completion, production, and maintenance of oil and gas wells. The Support Services segment provides a range of rental tools, including blowout preventors, high pressure manifolds and valves, Hevi-wate drill pipes, tubing products, production related rental tools, pumps, diverters, drill pipes, drill collars, handling tools, Coflexip hoses, and Wear Knot drill pipes that are used for onshore and offshore oil and gas well drilling, completion, and workover activities. It also offers oilfield pipe inspection, and pipe management and storage services; and oilfield training services. RPC, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (SBH), Angie’s List, Inc. (ANGI), 3D Systems Corporation (DDD)

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (SBH) had a light trading with around 1.65M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.12M. The stock traded between $22.77 and $23.5 before closing at the price of $22.95 with -0.86% change on the day. The Denton Texas 76210 based company is currently trading 6.69% above its 52 week low of $21.51 and -30.31% below its 52 week high of $32.93. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 37.24 and $25.17 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

Angie’s List, Inc. (ANGI) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -9.03% or $-0.57 to close the day at $5.74 on light trading volume of 1.64M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 318.59K. The Indianapolis Indiana 46202 based company has been underperforming the internet software & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -41.01%, compared to the industry which has advanced 38.23% over the same period. With RSI of 25.56, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $9.75, making it a hold for now.

Angie’s List, Inc. operates a local services marketplace and consumer review site in the United States. It allows consumers to research, shop for, and purchase local services for home, health, and automotive service needs, as well as to rate and review service providers in 253 markets. The company also sells advertising to service providers through its monthly publication and call center; and on its Website, as well as through mobile applications. In addition, its e-commerce marketplace offers consumers to purchase services directly through its marketplace from service providers. The company was formerly known as Brownstone Publishing, LLC and changed its name to Angie’s List, Inc. in April 2010. Angie’s List, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

3D Systems Corporation (DDD) shares were down in last trading by -0.97% to $17.33. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 4.9% over the past week and grew 8.52% in the past month. It is currently trading 10.89% above its 50 day moving average and 17.97% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -12.3% decrease in value from its one year high of $19.76. The RSI indicator value of 61.47, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

3D Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides 3D printing products and services worldwide. The company’s 3D printers transform data input generated by 3D design software, CAD software, or other 3D design tools into printed parts using a range of print materials, including plastic, metal, nylon, rubber, wax, and composite materials. It offers various 3D printing technologies, such as stereolithography, selective laser sintering, direct metal printing, multijet printing, colorjet printing, and plasticjet printing. The company also develops, blends, and markets various print materials, such as plastic, nylon, metal, composite, elastomeric, wax, and Class IV bio-compatible materials. It offers its printers under the Accura, DuraForm, LaserForm, CastForm, and VisiJet brand names. In addition, the company provides digital design tools, including software, scanners, and haptic devices, as well as products for product design, mold and die design, 3D scan-to-print, reverse engineering, and production machining and inspection. Further, it offers proprietary software and drivers that provide part preparation, part placement, support placement, build platform management, and print queue management; and 3D virtual reality simulators and simulator modules for medical applications, as well as digitizing scanners for medical and mechanical applications. Additionally, the company provides warranty, maintenance, and training services. It primarily serves companies and small and midsize businesses in a range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, government, defense, technology, electronics, education, consumer goods, energy, and healthcare. The company sells its products and services through its direct sales force, resellers, and channel partners and distributors. 3D Systems Corporation was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

 

Trader Alert: CoreCivic, Inc. (CXW), Rambus Inc. (RMBS), TCF Financial Corporation (TCB)

CoreCivic, Inc. (CXW) grew with the stock adding 0.49% or $0.16 to close at $32.74 on light trading volume of 1.61M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.8M. The Nashville Tennessee 37215 based company operating under the REIT – Diversified industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 21.08% up for the period and up by 33.85% so far this year. With price target of $32 and a 165.33% rebound from 52-week low, CoreCivic, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

CoreCivic, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates privatized correctional and detention facilities in the United States. It owns, operates, and manages prisons and other correctional facilities; and provides inmate residential and prisoner transportation services for governmental agencies. The company also offers various rehabilitation and educational programs, including basic education, religious services, life skills and employment training, and substance abuse treatment, as well as food services, work and recreational programs, and healthcare services, such as medical, dental, and mental health services. In addition, it leases its facilities to third-party operators. The company serves federal, state, and local correctional and detention authorities. As of December 31, 2012, the company owned and managed 47 correctional and detention facilities; and managed 20 correctional and detention facilities, which it did not own. CoreCivic, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Rambus Inc. (RMBS) dropped $-0.01 to close the day at a new closing price of $12.69, a -0.08% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 14.02% above its 52 week low of $11.13. A total of 1.61M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 581.70K. The stock, which fluctuated between $12.62 and $12.89 during the day, currently situated -12.48% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -7.91% in the past one month and down by -2.16% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $15.29 and RSI of 37.97, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Rambus Inc. manufactures and sells semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory, and interfaces to security, smart sensors, and lighting industries in South Korea and internationally. It has four operational units: Memory and Interfaces Division, Cryptography Research Division, Emerging Solutions Division, and Lighting and Display Technologies. It focuses on designing, developing, and licensing technology that is related to memory and interfaces; and providing various services, including know-how and technology transfer, product design and development, system integration, and other services. The company also focuses on the design, development, and licensing of technologies for chip and system security, anti-counterfeiting, smart ticketing, and mobile payments; and technologies for lighting. Rambus Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

TCF Financial Corporation (TCB) shares were up in last trading by 0.85% to $17.88. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 5.01% over the past week and fell -4.43% in the past month. It is currently trading -4% below its 50 day moving average and 18.22% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -10.35% decrease in value from its one year high of $20.03. The RSI indicator value of 48.79, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

TCF Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for TCF National Bank that provides various financial products and services in the United States and Canada. It operates through Lending, Funding, and Support Services segments. The Lending segment offers consumer loans for personal, family, and household purposes, such as home purchases, debt consolidation, and financing of home improvements. This segment also provides loans secured by personal property, as well as unsecured personal loans; commercial real estate and business lending products, including multi-family housing, warehouse and industrial buildings, office buildings, health care facilities, retail services, and commercial real estate construction loans; lease and equipment finance services for specialty vehicles, construction, golf cart and turf, medical, manufacturing, and technology and data processing markets; and inventory and auto finance services. The Funding segment provides deposit products, including free checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, and retirement savings plan accounts. This segment also offers treasury services, such as investment and borrowing portfolios, as well as management of capital, debt, and market risks, including interest rate and liquidity risks. As of December 31, 2015, the company had 155 branches in Illinois, 99 in Minnesota, 53 in Michigan, 34 in Colorado, 24 in Wisconsin, 7 in Arizona, 2 in South Dakota, and a branch in Indiana. TCF Financial Corporation was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Wayzata, Minnesota.

 

Stocks in Focus: FMC Corporation (FMC), Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (HOS), The Finish Line, Inc. (FINL)

FMC Corporation (FMC) had a light trading with around 1.46M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 946.18K. The stock traded between $57.63 and $58.54 before closing at the price of $57.9 with -0.28% change on the day. The Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19104 based company is currently trading 69.89% above its 52 week low of $35.68 and -7.86% below its 52 week high of $62.84. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 42.73 and $61.13 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

FMC Corporation, a diversified chemical company, provides solutions, applications, and products for the agricultural, consumer, and industrial markets worldwide. The company operates through three segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health and Nutrition, and FMC Lithium. The FMC Agricultural Solutions segment develops, manufactures, and sells crop protection chemicals comprising insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides that are used in agriculture to enhance crop yield and by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds, and diseases, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control. The FMC Health and Nutrition segment offers microcrystalline cellulose for use in drug dry tablet binder and disintegrant, and food ingredients; carrageenan for use in food ingredient for thickening and stabilizing, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical encapsulates; alginates for food ingredient, pharmaceutical excipient, healthcare, and industrial uses; natural colorants for use in food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics; and omega-3 EPA/DHA for nutraceutical and pharmaceutical uses. The FMC Lithium segment offers lithium for use in batteries, polymers, pharmaceuticals, greases and lubricants, glass and ceramics, and other industrial uses. FMC Corporation was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (HOS) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -7.33% or $-0.51 to close the day at $6.45 on active trading volume of 1.43M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.13M. The Covington Louisiana 70433 based company has been underperforming the oil & gas equipment & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -3.15%, compared to the industry which has advanced 30.27% over the same period. With RSI of 41.06, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $8, making it a hold for now.

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides marine transportation, subsea installation, and accommodation support services to exploration and production, oilfield service, offshore construction, and the U.S. military customers. It operates offshore supply vessels (OSVs), multi-purpose support vessels (MPSVs), and a shore-based facility to provide logistics support and specialty services to the offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Latin America, and internationally. Its fleet of U.S.-flagged OSVs and MPSVs support deep-well, deepwater, and ultra-deepwater activities of the offshore oil and gas industry, such as exploration, field development, production, construction, installation, inspection, repair, maintenance, well-stimulation, and other enhanced oil recovery. The company also provides vessel management services, such as crewing, daily operational management, and maintenance activities for other vessels owners. As of December 31, 2015, it owned and operated 62 OSVs and 6 MPSVs. Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Covington, Louisiana.

The Finish Line, Inc. (FINL) shares were down in last trading by -0.11% to $18.12. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 5.53% over the past week and grew 2.78% in the past month. It is currently trading -6.09% below its 50 day moving average and -11.93% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -26.04% decrease in value from its one year high of $24.52. The RSI indicator value of 49.64, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Finish Line, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories in the United States. It operates in two divisions, the Finish Line and JackRabbit. The company’s Finish Line division engages in the in-store and online retail of athletic shoes for Macy’s Retail Holdings, Inc.; Macy’s Puerto Rico, Inc.; and Macys.com, Inc., as well as online at macys.com. This division offers men’s, women’s, and kids’ athletic shoes, as well as an assortment of accessories of Nike, Skechers, Converse, Puma, New Balance, Adidas, and other brands. As of April 2, 2016, the company operated Finish Line shops in 392 Macy’s department stores in 37 states in the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Its JackRabbit division retails lifestyle products, such as running shoes, apparel, and accessories of Brooks, Asics, Nike, Saucony, New Balance, and other brands. It also operates the e-commerce sites jackrabbit.com and boulderrunningcompany.com. The company operated 72 JackRabbit stores in 17 states in the United States and the District of Columbia. The company also offers products through its e-commerce site, finishline.com and mobile commerce site, m.finishline.com. The company was founded in 1976 and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: Akorn, Inc. (AKRX), DexCom, Inc. (DXCM), Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK)

Akorn, Inc. (AKRX) grew with the stock adding 1.52% or $0.33 to close at $21.98 on light trading volume of 1.35M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.57M. The Lake Forest Illinois 60045 based company operating under the Drugs – Generic industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -14.81% down for the period and up by 0.69% so far this year. With price target of $27.38 and a 25.1% rebound from 52-week low, Akorn, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Akorn, Inc., a specialty generic pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and markets generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals, as well as private-label over-the-counter (OTC) consumer health products and animal health pharmaceuticals in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Prescription Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Health. The Prescription Pharmaceuticals segment markets generic and branded ophthalmics, injectables, oral liquids, otics, topicals, inhalants, and nasal sprays. This segment’s generic products include Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution; Clobetasol Propionate Ointment; Dehydrated Alcohol Injection; Ephedrine Sulfate Injection; Hydralazine Hydrochloride Injection; Lidocaine Ointment; Methylene Blue Injection; Myorisan Soft Gelatin Capsules; Nembutal Sodium Solution; and Progesterone Capsules. The Consumer Health segment markets branded and private label animal health products, as well as OTC products for the treatment of dry eye under the TheraTears brand name. This segment also markets other OTC consumer health products, including Mag-Ox, a magnesium supplement, as well as the Diabetic Tussin line of cough and cold products. Akorn, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.

DexCom, Inc. (DXCM) had a light trading with around 1.35M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.4M. The stock traded between $80.97 and $84 before closing at the price of $83.25 with 2.71% change on the day. The San Diego California 92121 based company is currently trading 48.06% above its 52 week low of $56.52 and -13.62% below its 52 week high of $96.38. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $86.41 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

DexCom, Inc., a medical device company, focuses on the design, development, and commercialization of continuous glucose monitoring systems in the United States and internationally. The company offers its systems for ambulatory use by people with diabetes; and for use by healthcare providers in the hospital for the treatment of patients with and without diabetes. Its ambulatory product line includes DexCom G4 PLATINUM system for continuous use by adults with diabetes; DexCom SHARE, a remote monitoring system, which provides secondary notification and does not replace real time continuous glucose monitoring or standard home blood glucose monitoring; and DexCom G5 Mobile, a continuous glucose monitoring system. The company’s in-hospital product line comprises GlucoClear, a blood-based in-vivo automated glucose monitoring system for use by healthcare providers in the hospital. It also offers SweetSpot, a software platform that enables patients to aggregate and analyze data from diabetes devices and to share it with their healthcare providers; and sensor augmented insulin pumps. The company markets its products directly to endocrinologists, physicians, and diabetes educators. It has collaboration agreements with Animas Corporation and Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) saw its value decrease by 0% as the stock dropped $0 to finish the day at a closing price of $27.89. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $22.43-$28.91 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $27.68 to $28.25 during the day, are up by 2.09% in the past three months and up by 10.5% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.71% above its 20 day moving average and 2.18% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $28.33 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 56.1.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Geron Corporation (GERN), Xylem Inc. (XYL), Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS)

Geron Corporation (GERN) retreated with the stock falling -0.83% or $-0.02 to close at $2.4 on light trading volume of 1.29M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.3M. The Menlo Park California 94025 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -16.96% down for the period and up by 15.94% so far this year. With price target of $4.38 and a 32.6% rebound from 52-week low, Geron Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Geron Corporation, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of telomerase inhibitor, imetelstat, for treating hematologic myeloid malignancies. It has collaboration and license agreement with Janssen Biotech, Inc. to develop and commercialize imetelstat worldwide for indications in oncology, including hematologic myeloid malignancies and other human therapeutic uses. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Menlo Park, California.

Xylem Inc. (XYL) gained $0.02 to close the day at a new closing price of $47.67, a 0.04% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 32.69% above its 52 week low of $36.42. A total of 1.29M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.51M. The stock, which fluctuated between $47.37 and $47.94 during the day, currently situated -12.99% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.73% in the past one month and down by -10.13% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $54.31 and RSI of 42.63, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Xylem Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and application of engineered technologies for the water and wastewater applications. It operates through two segments, Water Infrastructure and Applied Water. The Water Infrastructure segment offers various products, including water and wastewater pumps, treatment and testing equipment, and controls and systems, as well as filtration, disinfection, and biological treatment equipment under the Flygt, WEDECO, Godwin, WTW, Sanitaire, YSI, and Leopold names for the transportation, treatment, and testing of water and wastewater for public utilities and industrial applications. The Applied Water segment provides pumps, valves, heat exchangers, controls, and dispensing equipment systems under the Goulds Water Technology, Bell & Gossett, A-C Fire Pump, Standard Xchange, Lowara, Jabsco, Flojet, and Flowtronex names for residential and commercial building services, industrial water, and irrigation applications. Xylem Inc. also provides smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics to water, gas, and electric utilities. The company markets and sells its products through a network of direct sales force, resellers, distributors, and value-added solution providers in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. Xylem Inc. is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS) shares were down in last trading by -1.77% to $8.34. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -3.92% over the past week and grew 5.84% in the past month. It is currently trading 7.24% above its 50 day moving average and 36.66% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.25% decrease in value from its one year high of $9.19. The RSI indicator value of 53.94, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. provides mission critical products, solutions, and services primarily for the Government and commercial customers. The company operates through three segments, Kratos Government Solutions, Unmanned Systems, and Public Safety & Security. The Kratos Government Solutions segment offers microwave electronic products; satellite communications; technical and training solutions; modular systems; and defense and rocket support services. The Unmanned Systems segment provides unmanned aerial, ground, seaborne and command, control, and communications systems. The Public Safety & Security segment offers integrated solutions for homeland security, public safety, and critical infrastructure, as well as security and surveillance systems. This segment serves critical infrastructure, power generation, power transport, nuclear energy, financial, IT, healthcare, education, transportation, and petro-chemical industries, as well as government and military customers. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: Fluor Corporation (FLR), Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS), Real Goods Solar, Inc. (RGSE)

Fluor Corporation (FLR) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.43% or $0.82 to close the day at $58.17 on light trading volume of 1.22M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.34M. The Irving Texas 75039 based company has been outperforming the heavy construction group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 27.37%, compared to the industry which has advanced 54.01% over the same period. With RSI of 67.61, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $56.19, making it a hold for now.

Fluor Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering, procurement, construction, fabrication and modularization, commissioning and maintenance, and project management services worldwide. It operates through five segments: Oil & Gas, Industrial & Infrastructure, Government, Global Services, and Power. The Oil & Gas segment offers a range of design, engineering, procurement, construction, fabrication, and project management services to upstream chemicals and petrochemicals, downstream refining, pipelines, upstream oil and gas production, liquefied natural gas, and offshore production industries. It also provides consulting services, such as feasibility studies, process assessment, and project finance structuring and studies. The Industrial & Infrastructure segment offers design, engineering, procurement, operations and maintenance, and project management services to the transportation, commercial and institutional, manufacturing, life sciences, mining and metals, telecommunications, microelectronics, and water sectors. The Government segment provides engineering, construction, logistics, base and facilities operations and maintenance, contingency response, and environmental and nuclear services to the United States government and governments internationally. The Global Services segment offers site equipment and tool, industrial fleet, integrated construction equipment, and recruiting and permanent placement services. The Power segment provides engineering, procurement, construction, program management, start-up and commissioning, operations and maintenance, and technical services for the gas fueled, solid fueled, environmental compliance, renewables, nuclear, and power services markets. The company also offers unionized management and construction services in the United States and Canada. Fluor Corporation was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS) climbed 2.48% during last trading as the stock added $0.5 to finish the day at $20.65 with about 1.21M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 913.70K. The $1.81B market cap company, which fluctuated between $20.1 and $20.75 during the day, currently situated 299.42% above its 52 week low of $5.67 and 0.73% away from its one year high of $20.75. The RSI of 82.31 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Scientific Games Corporation develops technology-based products and services, and associated content for the gaming, lottery, and interactive gaming industries worldwide. Its Gaming segment supplies and leases gaming machines, video lottery terminals, automatic card shufflers, roulette chip sorters, fixed odds betting terminals, and server-based gaming systems and content, as well as arcade and bingo machines, conversion kits, and spare parts; and licenses proprietary table game content. It also provides video lottery central monitoring and control systems and networks for gaming regulators; and sells casino-management technology solutions and systems. The company’s Lottery segment designs, prints, and sells instant lottery games; and provides value-added services, such as game design, sales and marketing and support, specialty games and promotions, inventory management, warehousing, and fulfillment services, as well as instant game category management services. This segment also provides lottery systems, including equipment, software, and data communication services and support; instant game validation systems; and software, hardware, and related services for sports wagering and keno systems. In addition, it provides licensed games, promotional entertainment, and Internet-based marketing services; and branded merchandise, advertising, promotional support, and drawing management services, as well as prize fulfillment programs. Further, this segment prints and sells phone cards; and supplies proprietary transaction-processing software, draw lottery games, keno, point-of-sale terminals, central site computers, and communication platforms, as well as ongoing operational support and maintenance services. Its Interactive segment provides interactive gaming products and services for social gaming and real-money gaming through desktop and mobile devices to online casino operators. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Real Goods Solar, Inc. (RGSE) saw its value decrease by -6.31% as the stock dropped $-0.13 to finish the day at a closing price of $1.93. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $0.18-$17.6 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $1.91 to $2.06 during the day, are up by 164.42% in the past three months and down by -73.78% over the past six months. It is currently trading -6.54% below its 20 day moving average and 94.99% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $79.8 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 51.65. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Real Goods Solar, Inc. operates as a residential and commercial solar energy engineering, procurement, and construction company in the United States. It operates in three segments: Residential, Sunetric, and Other. The company offers solar energy services, including design, procurement, permitting, build-out, grid connection, financing referrals, and warranty and customer satisfaction. It installs residential solar energy systems up to 15 kilowatts (kW) in size; and small commercial solar energy systems up to 500 kW in size for various industries, such as retail, manufacturing, service, and municipal services. The company markets its products and services through an outside sales team, e-sales, and inside sales, customer referral programs, and alliances and channel partnerships, as well as online. Real Goods Solar, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

 

Investor’s Watch List: Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH), General Dynamics Corporation (GD), Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL)

Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) had a light trading with around 1.78M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.61M. The stock traded between $77.38 and $79.04 before closing at the price of $78.88 with 1.04% change on the day. The Dublin Ohio 43017 based company is currently trading 26.59% above its 52 week low of $62.7 and -8.59% below its 52 week high of $87.85. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 67.53 and $81.87 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Cardinal Health, Inc. operates as a healthcare services and products company worldwide. The company’s Pharmaceutical segment distributes branded and generic pharmaceutical, over-the-counter healthcare, specialty pharmaceutical, and consumer products to retailers, hospitals, and other healthcare providers. It offers distribution, inventory management, data reporting, new product launch support, and contract pricing and chargeback administration services to pharmaceutical manufacturers; pharmacy and medication therapy management, and patient outcomes services to hospitals, other healthcare providers, and payers; consulting, patient support, and other services to pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers. This segment also operates nuclear pharmacies and cyclotron facilities that manufacture, prepare, and deliver radiopharmaceuticals, as well as operates direct-to-patient specialty pharmacies; offers logistics, marketing, and other services; and repackages generic pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter healthcare products. The company’s Medical segment distributes a range of medical, surgical, and laboratory products and services to hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories, and other healthcare providers, as well as to patients in the home. This segment also develops, manufactures, and sources medical and surgical products comprising surgical drapes, and gowns and apparel; exam and surgical gloves; fluid suction and collection systems; cardiovascular and endovascular products; and wound care and orthopedic products, as well as assembles and offers sterile and non-sterile procedure kits. In addition, it offers supply chain services, including spend, distribution, and inventory management services to healthcare providers; and post-acute care management, and transition services and software to hospitals, other healthcare providers, and payers. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

General Dynamics Corporation (GD) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.34% or $0.63 to close the day at $187.23 on light trading volume of 1.39M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.57M. The Falls Church Virginia 22042 based company has been outperforming the aerospace/defense products & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 45.36%, compared to the industry which has advanced 37.46% over the same period. With RSI of 70.78, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $202.17, making it a hold for now.

General Dynamics Corporation operates as an aerospace and defense company worldwide. It operates through four business groups: Aerospace; Combat Systems; Information Systems and Technology; and Marine Systems. The Aerospace group designs, develops, manufactures, and outfits business-jet aircraft; provides aircraft services, such as maintenance, repair, aircraft management, charter, fixed-base operational, and staffing services; and performs aircraft completion services for other original equipment manufacturers. The Combat Systems group is involved in the design, development, production, modernization, and sustainment of combat vehicles, weapons systems, and munitions. This group offers wheeled combat and tactical vehicles; main battle tanks and tracked combat vehicles; armaments; and maintenance and logistics support and sustainment services. The Information Systems and Technology group provides technologies, products, and services that support a range of military, federal/civilian, state, local, and commercial customers. This group offers information technology solutions and mission support services; communication, command-and-control, and computer mission systems; and imagery, signals, and multi-intelligence systems for customers in the defense sector, intelligence and homeland security communities, and the United States allies. The Marine Systems group designs, constructs, and repairs surface ships and submarines for the United States Navy and Jones Act ships for commercial customers. This group offers nuclear-powered surface combatants, auxiliary and combat-logistics ships, and commercial product carriers and containerships; and provides design and engineering support services, as well as maintenance, modernization, and lifecycle support services. General Dynamics Corporation was founded in 1899 and is based in Falls Church, Virginia.

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) shares were down in last trading by -0.74% to $41.72. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.14% over the past week and grew 2.63% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.86% above its 50 day moving average and 1.92% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.61% decrease in value from its one year high of $45.42. The RSI indicator value of 58.81, lead us to believe that it is a 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.

 

Stocks on Trader’s Radar: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Bank of America Corporation (BAC), McKesson Corporation (MCK)

Apple Inc. (AAPL) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.3% or $1.73 to close the day at $135.02 on active trading volume of 32.94M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 30.41M. The Cupertino California 95014 based company has been outperforming the electronic equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 42.67%, compared to the industry which has advanced 42.31% over the same period. With RSI of 90.66, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $139.19, making it a hold for now.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers. The company also provides iLife, a consumer-oriented digital lifestyle software application suite; iWork, an integrated productivity suite that helps users create, present, and publish documents, presentations, and spreadsheets; and other application software, such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro. In addition, it offers Apple TV that connects to consumers’ TV and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming high definition video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; Apple Watch, a personal electronic device; and iPod, a line of portable digital music and media players. Further, the company sells Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible, and iOS-compatible accessories, such as headphones, displays, storage devices, Beats products, and other connectivity and computing products and supplies. Additionally, it offers iCloud, a cloud service; AppleCare that offers support options for its customers; and Apple Pay, a mobile payment service. The company sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, iBooks Store, and Apple Music. It also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

Bank of America Corporation (BAC) climbed 2.82% during last trading as the stock added $0.66 to finish the day at $24.06 with about 139.5M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 111.72M. The $242.29B market cap company, which fluctuated between $23.33 and $24.17 during the day, currently situated 109.76% above its 52 week low of $11.4 and 2.17% away from its one year high of $24.17. The RSI of 63.86 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, 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.

McKesson Corporation (MCK) saw its value increase by 3.35% as the stock gained $4.71 to finish the day at a closing price of $145.2. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $114.53-$199.43 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $140.05 to $145.8 during the day, are up by 1.72% in the past three months and down by -25.71% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.74% above its 20 day moving average and 1.19% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $155.5 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 56.57. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

McKesson Corporation operates as a pharmaceutical distribution services and information technology company in the United States and internationally. It offers pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, and services for healthcare operations. The company operates in two segments, McKesson Distribution Solutions and McKesson Technology Solutions. The McKesson Distribution Solutions segment distributes branded and generic pharmaceutical drugs and other healthcare-related products; and provides practice management, technology, clinical support, and business solutions to community-based oncology and other specialty practices. This segment also provides specialty pharmaceutical solutions for pharmaceutical manufacturers; and medical-surgical supply distribution, equipment, logistics, and other services to healthcare providers. In addition, this segment operates retail pharmacies in Europe and supports independent pharmacy networks in North America; sells financial, operational, and clinical solutions to pharmacies; and provides consulting, outsourcing, and other services. The McKesson Technology Solutions segment delivers enterprise-wide clinical, patient care, financial, supply chain, and strategic management technology solutions; and connectivity, outsourcing, and other services, including remote hosting and managed services to healthcare organizations. This segment’s product portfolio addresses various healthcare clinical and business performance needs ranging from medication safety and information access to revenue cycle management, resource utilization, and physician adoption of electronic health records. This segment serves integrated delivery networks, hospitals, physician practices, home healthcare providers, retail pharmacies, and payers. McKesson Corporation was founded in 1833 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Stocks Buzz: Discover Financial Services (DFS), Unum Group (UNM), D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI)

Discover Financial Services (DFS) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.83% or $1.27 to close the day at $70.85 on light trading volume of 2.34M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.61M. The Riverwoods Illinois 60015 based company has been outperforming the credit services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 58.27%, compared to the industry which has advanced 31.06% over the same period. With RSI of 58.29, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $80.04, making it a hold for now.

Discover Financial Services operates as a direct banking and payment services company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. The Direct Banking segment offers Discover-branded credit cards to individuals; and other consumer products and services, including private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, and other consumer lending, as well as deposit products, such as certificates of deposit, money market accounts, savings accounts, checking accounts, and individual retirement arrangement certificates of deposit. The Payment Services segment operates the Discover Network, which processes transactions for Discover-branded credit cards, and provides payment transaction processing and settlement services; and PULSE network, an electronic funds transfer network that provides financial institutions issuing debit cards on the PULSE network with access to automated teller machines and point-of-sale terminals. This segment also operates the Diners Club International, a payments network that issues Diners Club branded charge cards and provides card acceptance services. The company was incorporated in 1960 and is based in Riverwoods, Illinois.

Unum Group (UNM) grew with the stock adding 0.6% or $0.29 to close at $48.5 on light trading volume of 1.25M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.45M. The Chattanooga Tennessee 37402 based company operating under the Accident & Health Insurance industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 86.46% up for the period and up by 10.88% so far this year. With price target of $46.38 and a 94.13% rebound from 52-week low, Unum Group has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Unum Group, together with its subsidiaries, provides group and individual disability insurance products and services primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates through three segments: Unum US, Unum UK, and Colonial Life. It provides group long-term and short-term disability, group life, and accidental death and dismemberment; supplemental and voluntary products, such as individual disability and voluntary benefits products; and accident, sickness, disability, life, and cancer and critical illness products. The company also offers group pension, individual life, corporate-owned life insurance, reinsurance pools, management operations, and other product lines. In addition, it provides a portfolio of other insurance products, including life insurance, employer- and employee-paid group benefits, and other related services. The company markets its products primarily to employers for the benefit of employees. It sells its products through field sales personnel, independent brokers, and consultants, as well as independent contractor agency sales force. Unum Group was founded in 1848 and is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.02% or $-0.31 to close the day at $30.11 on higher than average trading volume of 4.91M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.59M. The Fort Worth Texas 76102 based company has been outperforming the residential construction companies by 10.8086% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 10.54% YTD, versus the residential construction industry which is up 7.59% for the same period. The RSI of 55.34 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 26 states and 78 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America’s Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Regent Homes, Crown Communities, and Pacific Ridge Homes. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes; and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes, and condominiums. It is also involved in the origination and sale of mortgages; and provision of title insurance policies, and examination and closing services. The company primarily serves title insurance agents, homebuyers, and homebuilding customers. D.R. Horton, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.