Adam Park

Trader’s Round Up: The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL), Sysco Corporation (SYY), Waste Management, Inc. (WM)

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) grew with the stock adding 0.8% or $0.66 to close at $83.25 on light trading volume of 1.67M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.09M. The New York New York 10153 based company operating under the Personal Products industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -4.72% down for the period and up by 8.84% so far this year. With price target of $90 and a 10.56% rebound from 52-week low, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Sysco Corporation (SYY) dropped $-0.08 to close the day at a new closing price of $52.73, a -0.15% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 28.63% above its 52 week low of $42.05. A total of 3.87M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.55M. The stock, which fluctuated between $52.43 and $52.82 during the day, currently situated -7.05% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -4.07% in the past one month and down by -0.15% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $54.38 and RSI of 45.22, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Sysco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, markets and distributes a range of food and related products primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry in the United States, Bahamas, Canada, Ireland, Costa Rica, and Mexico. It operates through Broadline, SYGMA, and Other segments. The company distributes a line of frozen foods, such as meats, seafood, fully prepared entrees, fruits, vegetables, and desserts; a line of canned and dry foods; fresh meats and seafood; dairy products; beverage products; imported specialties; and fresh produce. It also supplies various non-food items, including paper products comprising disposable napkins, plates, and cups; tableware consisting of China and silverware; cookware consisting of pots, pans, and utensils; restaurant and kitchen equipment and supplies; and cleaning supplies. In addition, the company offers specialty meat products, such as custom-cut fresh steaks, other meat, and poultry products; and lodging industry products, including personal care guest amenities, equipment, housekeeping supplies, room accessories, and textiles. It serves restaurants, hospitals and nursing homes, schools and colleges, hotels and motels, industrial caterers, and other foodservice venues through 200 distribution facilities. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Waste Management, Inc. (WM) shares were up in last trading by 0.03% to $70.86. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.37% over the past week and grew 1.53% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.13% above its 50 day moving average and 8.65% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.28% decrease in value from its one year high of $71.78. The RSI indicator value of 66.45, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Waste Management, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides waste management environmental services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. It offer collection services, including picking up and transporting waste and recyclable materials from where it was generated to a transfer station, and a material recovery facility (MRF), or disposal site; and owns, develops, and operates landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States, as well as owns and operates transfer stations. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned or operated 104 MRFs; and 244 solid waste landfills and 5 secure hazardous waste landfills, as well as 297 transfer stations. It also provides materials processing and commodities recycling services; recycling brokerage services that comprise managing the marketing of recyclable materials for third parties; and other strategic business solutions. In addition, the company offers construction and remediation services; services associated with the disposal of fly ash, and residue generated from the combustion of coal and other fuel stocks; in-plant services, such as full-service waste management solutions and consulting services; and specialized disposal services for oil and gas exploration and production operations. Further, it provides portable self-storage, long distance moving, and fluorescent lamp recycling services; portable restroom services under the name of Port-o-Le; and street and parking lot sweeping services, as well as holds interests in oil and gas producing properties. The company was formerly known as USA Waste Services, Inc. and changed its name to Waste Management, Inc. in 1998. Waste Management, Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

3 Trending Stocks: The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ), Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST)

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.51% or $-0.45 to close the day at $87.86 on light trading volume of 18.72M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.89M. The Cincinnati Ohio 45202 based company has been outperforming the personal products group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 11.3%, compared to the industry which has advanced 3.96% over the same period. With RSI of 59.87, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $90.53, making it a hold for now.

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company’s Beauty segment offers hair care products comprising conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and antiperspirants and deodorants, personal cleansing, and skin care products. This segment markets its products under the Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, Rejoice, Old Spice, Safeguard, and SK-II brands. Its Grooming segment provides blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and other shave care products, as well as appliances under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, Prestobarba, and Venus brands. The company’s Health Care segment offers toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals/supplements, and other healthcare products under the Oral-B, Crest, Prilosec, Vicks, Metamucil, Pepto Bismol, and Align brands. Its Fabric & Home Care segment provides fabric care products, including fabric enhancers, laundry additives, and laundry detergents; and home care products comprising air care, dish care, P&G professional, and surface care products under the Tide, Ariel, Downy, Gain, Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer brands. The company’s Baby, Feminine & Family Care segment offers baby care products, such as baby wipes, diapers, and pants; adult incontinence and feminine care products; and family care products, such as paper towels, tissues, and toilet papers. This segment markets its products under the Pampers, Always, Bounty, Charmin, Luvs, and Tampax brands. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, baby stores, specialty beauty stores, e-commerce, high-frequency stores, and pharmacies. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) climbed 0.26% during last trading as the stock added $0.4 to finish the day at $155.89 with about 1.16M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.07M. The $30.67B market cap company, which fluctuated between $154.71 and $156.7 during the day, currently situated 14.74% above its 52 week low of $137.25 and -9.71% away from its one year high of $173.55. The RSI of 60.5 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. The company sells wine across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine, and dessert wine. Its principal brands comprise Arbor Mist, Black Box, Blackstone, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan Estate, Inniskillin, Kim Crawford, Mark West, Mount Veeder, Nobilo, Ravenswood, Rex Goliath, Robert Mondavi, Ruffino, Simi, Toasted Head, Wild Horse, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, and SVEDKA Vodka. The company offers its products to wholesale distributors, retailers, on-premise locations, and government alcohol beverage control agencies. Constellation Brands, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Victor, New York.

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) saw its value increase by 0.96% as the stock gained $0.65 to finish the day at a closing price of $68.7. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $52-$69.81 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $67.94 to $68.72 during the day, are up by 8.17% in the past three months and up by 9.12% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.43% above its 20 day moving average and 2.82% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $71.04 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 63.64. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. The company’s Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices primarily to middle income households; and dd’s DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices to customers from households with moderate income. As of October 10, 2016, it operated 1,342 Ross Dress for Less stores in 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam; and 193 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in 15 states. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Centene Corporation (CNC), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN), CMS Energy Corporation (CMS)

Centene Corporation (CNC) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.43% or $1 to close the day at $70.93 on light trading volume of 1.69M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.82M. The St. Louis Missouri 63105 based company has been outperforming the health care plans group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 28.61%, compared to the industry which has advanced 16.58% over the same period. With RSI of 78.59, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $77.76, making it a hold for now.

Centene Corporation operates as a diversified and multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides programs and services to under-insured and uninsured individuals in the United States. It operates through two segments, Managed Care and Specialty Services. The Managed Care segment offers Medicaid and Medicaid-related health plan coverage to individuals through government subsidized programs, including Medicaid, the State children’s health insurance program, long-term care, foster care, and dual-eligible individual, as well as aged, blind, or disabled programs. Its health plans include primary and specialty physician care, inpatient and outpatient hospital care, emergency and urgent care, prenatal care, laboratory and x-ray services, home health and durable medical equipment, behavioral health and substance abuse, 24-hour nurse advice line, transportation assistance, vision care, dental care, immunizations, prescriptions and limited over-the-counter drugs, specialty pharmacy, therapies, social work services, and care coordination. The Specialty Services segment provides pharmacy benefits management services; health, triage, wellness, and disease management services; vision services; dental services; correctional healthcare services; in-home health services; and integrated long-term care services, as well as care management software that automate the clinical, administrative, and technical components of care management programs. This segment offers its services and products to state programs, healthcare organizations, employer groups, and other commercial organizations. The company provides its services through primary and specialty care physicians, hospitals, and ancillary providers. Centene Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) climbed 0.16% during last trading as the stock added $0.12 to finish the day at $75.64 with about 4M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.45M. The $75.74B market cap company, which fluctuated between $75.3 and $75.64 during the day, currently situated 51.7% above its 52 week low of $51.31 and -4.8% away from its one year high of $79.47. The RSI of 52.44 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing. The Analog segment offers high volume analog and logic products for automotive safety devices, touch screen controllers, low voltage motor drivers, and integrated motor controllers; and power management products that include catalog and application-specific standard products to enhance the efficiency of powered devices using battery management solutions, portable power conversion devices, power supply controls, and point-of-load products. This segment also provides high performance analog products, such as high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products, and precision products; and silicon valley analog products, including power management, data converter, interface, and operational amplifier catalog analog products that are used in manufacturing various electronic systems. The Embedded Processing segment offers microcontroller products, which are systems with a processor core, memory, and peripherals to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment; processor products comprising digital signal and applications processors; and connectivity products consisting of electronic devices to connect and transfer data. The company also provides DLP products primarily used in projectors to create high-definition images; application-specific integrated circuits; calculators; and baseband products, as well as OMAP applications processors and connectivity products. It markets and sells its products through a direct sales force and distributors. Texas Instruments Incorporated was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) saw its value decrease by -0.81% as the stock dropped $-0.35 to finish the day at a closing price of $42.78. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $38.32-$46.25 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $42.63 to $43.1 during the day, are up by 8.47% in the past three months and up by 1% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.39% above its 20 day moving average and 3.16% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $44.77 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 61.33. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. It operates through three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises. The Electric Utility segment engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity. It generates electricity through fossil-fuel-fired plants, as well as renewable energy and nuclear sources. This segment’s transmission and distribution system includes 214 miles of transmission overhead lines; 188 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 4 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 4,430 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 19 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 56,067 miles of electric distribution overhead lines; 10,532 miles of underground distribution lines; and substations. The Gas Utility segment is involved in the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas. This segment’s gas transmission, storage, and distribution system comprises 1,670 miles of transmission lines; 15 gas storage fields; 27,920 miles of distribution mains; and 8 compressor stations. The Enterprises segment engages in the independent power production and marketing activities; and development of renewable generation. As of December 31, 2016, this segment had ownership interests in independent power plants totaling 1,177 megawatts. The company also operates an industrial bank providing unsecured consumer installment loans for financing home improvements. It serves 1.8 million electric customers and 1.8 million gas customers, including residential, commercial, and diversified industrial customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. CMS Energy Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan.

 

Momentum Stocks: Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR), General Mills, Inc. (GIS), Pepsico, Inc. (PEP)

Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR) grew with the stock adding 2.7% or $2.1 to close at $79.8 on light trading volume of 2.74M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.92M. The Chesapeake Virginia 23320 based company operating under the Discount, Variety Stores industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 1.59% up for the period and up by 3.39% so far this year. With price target of $91.8 and a 9.99% rebound from 52-week low, Dollar Tree, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Dollar Tree, Inc. operates discount retail stores in the United States and Canada. The company operates in two segments, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar. The Dollar Tree segment offers merchandise at the fixed price of $1.00. It provides consumable merchandise, including candy and food, and health and beauty care products, as well as everyday consumables, such as household paper and chemicals, and frozen and refrigerated food; various merchandise, including toys, durable housewares, gifts, stationery products, party goods, greeting cards, softlines, and other items; and seasonal goods consisting of Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, and Christmas merchandise. This segment operates under the Dollar Tree, Dollar Tree Canada, Deals, and Dollar Tree Deals brands, as well as 10 distribution centers in the United States and 2 in Canada, and a store support center in Chesapeake, Virginia. The Family Dollar segment offers consumable merchandise, including food, tobacco, health and beauty aids, household chemicals, paper products, hardware and automotive supplies, diapers, batteries, and pet food and supplies; home products, such as housewares, home décor, and giftware, as well as blankets, sheets, and towels; apparel and accessories merchandise, including clothing, fashion accessories, and shoes; and seasonal and electronics merchandise, such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, and Christmas merchandise, as well as personal electronics consisting of pre-paid cellular phones and services, stationery and school supplies, and toys. This segment operates under the Family Dollar brand, 11 distribution centers, and a store support center in Matthews, North Carolina. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 13,851 stores in 48 states and the District of Columbia, and 5 Canadian provinces. Dollar Tree, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Chesapeake, Virginia.

General Mills, Inc. (GIS) had a active trading with around 3.64M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.63M. The stock traded between $62.54 and $63.73 before closing at the price of $63.09 with 0.32% change on the day. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55426 based company is currently trading 15.3% above its 52 week low of $57.57 and -11.96% below its 52 week high of $72.95. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $63.6 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

General Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets branded consumer foods in the United States. It operates in three segments: U.S. Retail, International, and Convenience Stores and Foodservice. The company offers ready-to-eat cereals, refrigerated yogurt, soup, meal kits, refrigerated and frozen dough products, dessert and baking mixes, frozen pizza and pizza snacks, grain and fruit and savory snacks, stable and frozen vegetables, and ice cream and frozen desserts, as well as various organic products, including meal kits, granola bars, and cereal. The company markets its products under the Annie’s, Betty Crocker, Bisquick, Bugles, Cascadian Farm, Cheerios, Chex, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Fiber One, Food Should Taste Good, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups, Gardetto’s, Go-Gurt, Gold Medal, Golden Grahams, Häagen-Dazs, Helpers, Jeno’s, Jus-Rol, Kitano, Kix, La Salteña, Lärabar, Latina, Liberté, Lucky Charms, Muir Glen, Nature Valley, Oatmeal Crisp, Old El Paso, Pillsbury, Progresso, Raisin Nut Bran, Total, Totino’s, Trix, Wanchai Ferry, Wheaties, Yoki, and Yoplait names. General Mills, Inc. also supplies branded and unbranded food products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries. It sells its products directly, as well as through broker and distribution arrangements to grocery stores, mass merchandisers, membership stores, natural food chains, e-commerce grocery providers, commercial and noncommercial foodservice distributors and operators, restaurants, and convenience stores, as well as drug, dollar, and discount chains. The company operates 530 ice cream parlors; and franchises 344 branded ice cream parlors. General Mills, Inc. also exports its products primarily to Caribbean and Latin American markets. The company was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) saw its value increase by 0.38% as the stock gained $0.4 to finish the day at a closing price of $106.92. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $96.15-$110.94 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $105.67 to $107 during the day, are up by 4.38% in the past three months and down by -0.23% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.53% above its 20 day moving average and 2.88% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $115.25 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 67.76.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. Its Frito-Lay North America segment offers Lay’s and Ruffles potato chips; Doritos, Tostitos and Santitas tortilla chips; and Cheetos cheese-flavored snacks, branded dips, and Fritos corn chips. The company’s Quaker Foods North America segment provides Quaker oatmeal, grits, rice cakes, natural granola, and oat squares; and Aunt Jemima mixes and syrups, Quaker Chewy granola bars, Cap’n Crunch cereal, Life cereal, and Rice-A-Roni side dishes. Its North America Beverages segment offers beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi, Aquafina, Diet Mountain Dew, Tropicana Pure Premium, Sierra Mist, and Mug brands; and ready-to-drink tea and coffee, and juices. The company’s Latin America segment provides snack foods under the Doritos, Cheetos, Marias Gamesa, Ruffles, Emperador, Saladitas, Sabritas, Lay’s, Rosquinhas Mabel, and Tostitos brands; cereals and snacks under the Quaker brand; and beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, 7UP, Gatorade, Mirinda, Diet 7UP, Manzanita Sol, and Diet Pepsi brands. Its Europe Sub-Saharan Africa segment offers snack foods under the Lay’s, Walkers, Doritos, Cheetos, and Ruffles brands; cereals and snacks under the Quaker brand; beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, 7UP, Pepsi Max, Mirinda, Diet Pepsi, and Tropicana brands; ready-to-drink tea products; and dairy products under the Chudo, Agusha, and Domik v Derevne brands. The company’s Asia, Middle East and North Africa segment provides snack foods under the Lay’s, Kurkure, Chipsy, Doritos, Cheetos, and Crunchy brands; cereals and snacks under the Quaker brand; beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, Mirinda, 7UP, Mountain Dew, Aquafina, and Tropicana brands; and tea products. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT), The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG), Square, Inc. (SQ)

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT) saw its value increase by 5.9% as the stock gained $1.99 to finish the day at a closing price of $35.71. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $24.31-$35.74 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $33.7 to $35.74 during the day, are up by 22.27% in the past three months and up by 22.66% over the past six months. It is currently trading 13.06% above its 20 day moving average and 13.34% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $35.83 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 78.13.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells tires and related products and services worldwide. It offers various lines of rubber tires for automobiles, trucks, buses, aircrafts, motorcycles, earthmoving and mining equipment, farm implements, industrial equipment, and various other applications under the Goodyear, Dunlop, Kelly, Debica, Sava, Fulda, and various other Goodyear owned house brand names, as well as under the private-label brands. The company also retreads truck, aviation, and off-the-road tires; manufactures and sells tread rubber and other tire retreading materials; manufactures and markets rubber-related chemicals; and provides automotive repair services, and miscellaneous other products and services, as well as sells natural rubber products. It operates approximately 1,100 tire and auto service center outlets that offer products for retail sale. The company sells its products through a network of dealers, regional distributors, retail outlets, and retailers. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio.

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG) shares were up in last trading by 2.1% to $24.74. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 4.39% over the past week and grew 4.43% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.73% above its 50 day moving average and 7.3% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.33% decrease in value from its one year high of $25.33. The RSI indicator value of 64.79, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. provides advertising and marketing services worldwide. It operates through two segments, Integrated Agency Networks and Constituency Management Group. The company offers consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations, and specialized communications disciplines. It also provides various diversified services, including public relations, meeting and event production, sports and entertainment marketing, corporate and brand identity, and strategic marketing consulting. The company’s brands comprise McCann, MullenLowe, IPG Mediabrands, Carmichael Lynch, Deutsch, Hill Holliday, and The Martin Agency, as well as Foote, Cone & Belding. The company was formerly known as McCann-Erickson Incorporated and changed its name to The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. in January 1961. The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Square, Inc. (SQ) traded within a range of $14.45 to $15.04 after opening the day at $14.65. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 6.38% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.75% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $14.5 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -8.86% below its 52 week high of $15.91 and 74.28% above its 12-month low of $8.42. The shares are up by over 24.46% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 50.22 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Square, Inc. develops and provides payment processing, point-of-sale (POS), financial, and marketing services worldwide. It provides Square Register, a POS software application for iOS and Android, which enables sellers across a range of business types to itemize products or services for faster checkout; Square Analytics that shows its sellers how their businesses are performing; Instant Deposit service that sends funds from a sale immediately to a seller’s bank account; and Square Reader for magnetic stripe cards, EMV chip cards, and NFC, which connects wirelessly to mobile devices. The company also offers Square Stand that transforms an iPad into a POS terminal; Square Invoices and Square Online Store for processing payments; Square Cash, a peer-to-peer payments service; and Square Appointments, a POS services. In addition, its products include gift cards, employee management, payroll, and other software and data services. Further, the company provides Square Capital, a financial service product, which provides merchant cash advances to pre-qualified sellers; Square Customer Engagement, a marketing service product; and Caviar, a food delivery service. The company’s customers include retail, services, food, and leisure industries. It serves sellers of various sizes, ranging from a single vendor at a farmers’ market to multinational businesses. Square, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Great Basin Scientific, Inc. (GBSN), Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF), Zosano Pharma Corporation (ZSAN)

Great Basin Scientific, Inc. (GBSN) managed to rebound with the stock declining -11.11% or $0 to close the day at $0 on light trading volume of 150.05M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 98.81M. The Salt Lake City Utah 84111 based company has been underperforming the medical laboratories & research group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing 0%, compared to the industry which has advanced 27.91% over the same period. With RSI of 0, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $1575840, making it a hold for now.

Great Basin Scientific, Inc., a molecular diagnostic testing company, develops and commercializes molecular diagnostic systems that are designed to test hospital-acquired infections. The company’s platform provides C. diff test, a rapid medical diagnostic test for the detection of C. diff, a gram-positive bacteria that causes severe diarrhea and other intestinal disorders. It also provides Group B streptococcus test, which is used to detect Group B streptococcus from an anal/vaginal swab of a pregnant woman. The company’s assays in clinical trials include Staphylococcus identification and resistance blood infection panel that is designed to identify species of staphylococcus infections, detect the mecA gene that confers drug resistance directly from positive blood cultures, and provide information on the antibiotic resistance profile of the bacteria; and Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (E. coli) test that identifies shiga toxin produced by E. coli. Its assays under development include Staphyloccocus aureus (SA) pre-surgical nasal screen, a rapid test for the presence of SA in the nasal passages of a pre-surgical patient; Stool bacterial pathogenic panel, which is designed to detect the causes of food poisoning; Candida blood infections panel that is designed to identify the five species of Candida directly from positive blood cultures; Pertussis test for contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis; and CT/NG test for chlamydia tracomatis/neisseria gonorrhoeae. The company sells its diagnostic tests through a direct sales force in the United States, as well as through distributors in the European Union and New Zealand. The company was formerly known as Diagnostic Micro Arrays, Inc. and changed its name to Great Basin Scientific, Inc. in April 2006. Great Basin Scientific, Inc. is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) grew with the stock adding 6.91% or $0.77 to close at $11.92 on active trading volume of 67.62M compared its three months average trading volume of 17.21M. The Cleveland Ohio 44114 based company operating under the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 511.28% up for the period and up by 41.74% so far this year. With price target of $8.86 and a 613.77% rebound from 52-week low, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., a mining and natural resources company, produces and supplies iron ore. The company operates four iron ore mines in Michigan and Minnesota; and Koolyanobbing iron ore mining complex located in Western Australia. It sells its products to integrated steel companies and steel producers in the United States and the Asia Pacific. The company was formerly known as Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Zosano Pharma Corporation (ZSAN) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 41.67% or $0.5 to close the day at $1.7 on higher than average trading volume of 46.58M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 230.66K. The Fremont California 94555 based company has been underperforming the biotechnology companies by 203.5622% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 117.95% YTD, versus the biotechnology industry which is down -2.82% for the same period. The RSI of 79 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Zosano Pharma Corporation, a clinical stage specialty pharmaceutical company, develops a proprietary transdermal microneedle patch system to deliver drug formulations through the skin for the treatment of various indications. The company’s product candidate is ZP-Triptan, a proprietary formulation of zolmitriptan used for the treatment of migraine, which has completed a Phase I clinical trial. Its product candidates also include ZP-PTH, a proprietary formulation of teriparatide that is used for the treatment of severe osteoporosis; and ZP-Glucagon, a proprietary formulation of glucagon that is intended for the emergency rescue of patients suffering from life-threatening, severe hypoglycemia. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.

 

Traders Watch list: Cerulean Pharma Inc. (CERU), Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD), Finisar Corporation (FNSR)

Cerulean Pharma Inc. (CERU) saw its value increase by 18.46% as the stock gained $0.24 to finish the day at a closing price of $1.54. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $0.63-$4.33 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $1.27 to $1.56 during the day, are up by 90.12% in the past three months and down by -48.49% over the past six months. It is currently trading 63.35% above its 20 day moving average and 83.18% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $5.5 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 76.76.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Cerulean Pharma Inc., a clinical-stage company, develops nanotechnology-based therapeutics in the areas of oncology and other diseases in the United States. The company’s lead product candidate is CRLX101, a tumor targeted nanoparticle-drug conjugate (NDC), which is in Phase 2 clinical development in patients with renal cell carcinoma; and in Phase 2 and Phase 1b clinical development in patients with ovarian cancer. It is also developing CRLX301, a platform-generated NDC clinical candidate, which is in Phase 1/2a clinical trials. The company has a strategic collaboration with Novartis to develop nanoparticle-drug conjugates for various cancer tumor targets. The company was formerly known as Tempo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and changed its name to Cerulean Pharma Inc. in October 2008. Cerulean Pharma Inc. was incorporated in 2005 and is based in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) shares were down in last trading by -2.05% to $14.84. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.75% over the past week and fell -6.61% in the past month. It is currently trading 7.55% above its 50 day moving average and -5.73% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -23.58% decrease in value from its one year high of $19.42. The RSI indicator value of 50.79, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. owns and operates senior living communities in the United States. It operates through five segments: Retirement Centers, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Centers (CCRCs) – Rental, Brookdale Ancillary Services, and Management Services. The Retirement Centers segment owns or leases communities comprising independent living and assisted living units in a single community that are primarily designed for middle to upper income senior citizens. The Assisted Living segment owns or leases communities consisting of freestanding, multi-story communities, and freestanding single story communities, which offer housing and 24-hour assistance with activities of daily life to mid-acuity frail and elderly residents. This segment also operates memory care communities for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The CCRCs – Rental segment owns or leases communities that offer various living arrangements and services to accommodate various levels of physical ability and health. The Brookdale Ancillary Services segment provides outpatient therapy, home health, and hospice services to residents of its communities, as well as to other senior living communities. The Management Services segment operates communities under the management agreements. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 130 retirement center communities with 24,486 units; 915 assisted living communities with 62,567 units; and 78 CCRCs with 21,367 units, as well as owned or leased 959 communities with 81,067 units and provided management services with respect to 164 communities with 27,353 units for third parties or unconsolidated ventures. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Finisar Corporation (FNSR) traded within a range of $34.4 to $35.95 after opening the day at $34.44. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 18.4% so far this year. The stock was up close to 4.8% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $35.84 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -2.74% below its 52 week high of $36.85 and 194.01% above its 12-month low of $12.2. The shares are up by over 21.7% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 76.69 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Finisar Corporation provides optical subsystems and components for data communication and telecommunication applications in the United States, Malaysia, China, and internationally. Its optical subsystems primarily consist of transmitters, receivers, transceivers, transponders, and active optical cables that provide the fundamental optical-electrical or optoelectronic interface for interconnecting the electronic equipment used in communication networks, including the switches, routers, and servers used in wireline networks, as well as the antennas and base stations used in wireless networks. The company also offers wavelength selective switches, which are used to switch network traffic from one optical fiber to multiple other fibers without converting to an electronic signal. In addition, it provides optical components comprising packaged lasers, receivers, and photodetectors for data communication and telecommunication applications; and passive optical components for telecommunication applications. Finisar Corporation markets its products through its direct sales force, as well as through a network of distributors and manufacturers’ representatives to the original equipment manufacturers of storage systems, networking equipment, and telecommunication equipment, as well as to their contract manufacturers. Finisar Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

 

Stocks To Watch: Rennova Health, Inc. (RNVA), Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS), JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU)

Rennova Health, Inc. (RNVA) traded within a range of $0.06 to $0.06 after opening the day at $0.06. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -28.31% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.34% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $0.06 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -94.87% below its 52 week high of $1.16 and 27.68% above its 12-month low of $0.05. The shares are down by over -54.23% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 22.91 is bullish. They are not pointing to a rebound in the stock. We should get in as it looks to have found a bottom.

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.

Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.54% or $-0.22 to close the day at $14.08 on light trading volume of 4.85M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.48M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 211.5%, compared to the industry which has advanced 52.15% over the same period. With RSI of 43.12, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $17.13, making it a hold for now.

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

JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) gained $0.04 to close the day at a new closing price of $19.84, a 0.2% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 34.42% above its 52 week low of $14.76. A total of 4.78M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.69M. The stock, which fluctuated between $19.8 and $20.05 during the day, currently situated -16.18% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -9.07% in the past one month and up by 3.33% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $25.15 and RSI of 41.98, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

JetBlue Airways Corporation, a passenger carrier company, provides air transportation services. As of December 31, 2014, the company operated a fleet of 25 Airbus A321 aircrafts, 130 Airbus A320 aircrafts, and 60 Embraer E190 aircrafts. It also served 93 destinations in 28 states in the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 19 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America. JetBlue Airways Corporation was founded in 1998 and is based in Long Island City, New York.

 

Stocks Highlights: Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN), Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (HLX), Ocwen Financial Corporation (OCN)

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN) had a active trading with around 3.59M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.44M. The stock traded between $16.67 and $17.09 before closing at the price of $17.05 with 2.16% change on the day. The Burlington Massachusetts 01803 based company is currently trading 26.86% above its 52 week low of $13.44 and -17.07% below its 52 week high of $20.56. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 75.05 and $20.89 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

Nuance Communications, Inc. provides voice recognition and natural language understanding solutions worldwide. It operates through four segments: Healthcare, Mobile, Enterprise, and Imaging. The Healthcare segment offers transcription solutions, which enables physicians to streamline clinical documentation with medical transcription platform; Dragon Medical, a dictation software that empowers physicians to accurately capture and document patient care in real-time on various devices; clinical document improvement and coding solutions to ensure patient health information is accurately documented, coded, and evaluated; and diagnostic solutions that allows radiologists to document, collaborate, and share medical images and reports. It also provides Dragon professional and personal productivity solutions to business users and consumers. The Mobile segment provides a portfolio of virtual assistants and connected services built on voice recognition, text-to-speech, natural language understanding, dialog, and text input technologies to automotive manufacturers, device makers, and mobile operators. The Enterprise segment offers OnPremise solutions and services, an automated customer service solution comprising speech recognition, voice biometrics, transcription, text-to-speech, and dialog and analytics products; and OnDemand multichannel cloud, a platform that offers enterprises the ability to implement automatic customer service. The Imaging segment provides MFP Scan automation solutions to offer scanning and document management solutions; MFP Print automation solutions to deliver printing and document management solutions; and PDF and OCR software, a technology that enables the capture, creation, and management of document workflows. The company was formerly known as ScanSoft, Inc. and changed its name to Nuance Communications, Inc. in October 2005. Nuance Communications, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (HLX) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.96% or $-0.15 to close the day at $7.49 on active trading volume of 3.63M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.62M. The Houston Texas 77043 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas equipment & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 184.79%, compared to the industry which has advanced 37.43% over the same period. With RSI of 32.98, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $11.57, making it a hold for now.

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides specialty services to the offshore energy industry primarily in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, the Asia Pacific, and West Africa regions. It operates through three segments: Well Intervention, Robotics, and Production Facilities. The company engineers, manages, and conducts well construction, intervention, and abandonment operations in water depths ranging from 200 to 10,000 feet; and operates remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), trenchers, and ROVDrills for offshore construction, maintenance, and well intervention services. It also offers well intervention; intervention engineering; production enhancement; inspection, repair, and maintenance of production structures, trees, jumpers, risers, pipelines, and subsea equipment; and life of field support. In addition, the company provides reclamation and remediation services; well plugging and abandonment services; pipeline abandonment services; and site inspections. Further, it engages in the installation of subsea pipelines, flowlines, control umbilicals, manifold assemblies, and risers; burial of pipelines; installation and tie-in of riser and manifold assembly; commissioning, testing, and inspection activities; and provision of cable and umbilical lay, and connection services. Additionally, the company offers oil and natural gas processing services to oil and natural gas companies; and fast response system services. It serves independent oil and gas producers and suppliers, pipeline transmission companies, alternative energy companies, and offshore engineering and construction firms. The company was formerly known as Cal Dive International, Inc. and changed its name to Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. in March 2006. Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1979 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Ocwen Financial Corporation (OCN) shares were up in last trading by 7.21% to $5.8. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 10.06% over the past week and grew 14.85% in the past month. It is currently trading 8.06% above its 50 day moving average and 65.02% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.52% decrease in value from its one year high of $6.41. The RSI indicator value of 65.48, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Ocwen Financial Corporation, a financial services holding company, engages in servicing and origination of mortgage loans in the United States. Its Servicing segment provides residential and commercial mortgage loan servicing, special servicing, and asset management services to owners of mortgage loans and foreclosed real estate. This segment’s residential servicing portfolio includes conventional, government insured, and non-agency loans. The company’s Lending segment originates and purchases conventional and government-insured residential forward and reverse mortgage loans primarily through its correspondent lending arrangements, broker relationships, and directly with mortgage customers. Ocwen Financial Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO), Sealed Air Corporation (SEE), Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (LPI)

Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) saw its value increase by 0.63% as the stock gained $0.13 to finish the day at a closing price of $20.84. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $14.35-$21 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $20.49 to $21 during the day, are up by 35.24% in the past three months and up by 43.31% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.88% above its 20 day moving average and 8.26% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $20.2 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 73.03.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Flowers Foods, Inc. produces and markets bakery products in the United States. It operates through two segments, Direct-Store-Delivery (DSD) and Warehouse Delivery. The DSD segment produces and markets fresh bakery foods, including fresh breads, buns, rolls, tortillas, and snack cakes. This segment offers its products under the Nature’s Own, Wonder, Whitewheat, Cobblestone Bread Company, Tastykake, Home Pride, Merita, Dave’s Killer Bread, Country Kitchen, and Roman Meal brand names, as well as markets franchised and licensed brands, such as Sunbeam, Bunny, and Holsum. It operates 39 bakeries, as well as sells its products through DSD route delivery model to retail and foodservice customers. The Warehouse Delivery segment produces snack cakes, breads, and rolls for national retail, foodservice, vending, and co-pack customers. It operates 10 bakeries. This segment markets its products under the Mrs. Freshley’s, European Bakers, Broad Street Bakery, and Alpine Valley Bread Company brand names. The company was formerly known as Flowers Industries and changed its name to Flowers Foods, Inc. in 2001. Flowers Foods, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Thomasville, Georgia.

Sealed Air Corporation (SEE) shares were down in last trading by -1.76% to $46.99. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -5.2% over the past week and fell -2.67% in the past month. It is currently trading -1.5% below its 50 day moving average and 0.8% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -10.14% decrease in value from its one year high of $52.83. The RSI indicator value of 39.29, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Sealed Air Corporation provides food safety and security, facility hygiene, and product protection solutions worldwide. The company’s Food Care segment offers integrated system solutions that incorporate equipment systems into customers’ operations; and packaging equipment systems that incorporate various options for loading, filling and dispensing, and retort and aseptic processing conditions. It also provides graphic design, printing, training, field quality assurance, and remote diagnostics services; and clean-in-place and open plant systems that integrate cleaning chemicals, lubricants, floor care equipment, and cleaning tools. This segment offers its products under the Cryovac Grip & Tear, Cryovac Darfresh, Cryovac Mirabella, Simple Steps, Secure Check, Enduro Power, and Optidure brands. Its Diversey Care segment offers products and dispensing systems for hard surface cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing, hand washing, deodorizing, mechanical and manual ware washing, hard surface and carpeted floor cleaning systems, floor cleaning robots, cleaning tools and utensils, and fabric care for professional laundry applications. The company’s Product Care segment provides product care solutions to meet cushioning, void fill, positioning/block-and-bracing, surface protection, retail display, containment, and dunnage needs under the Bubble Wrap and AirCap, Cryovac, Shanklin, Instapak, Jiffy, and Korrvu brand names. Its Other segment offers packaging materials for medical and drug delivery devices; specialty component films for ostomy and colostomy bags; and PVC free film to package pharmaceutical solutions. The company serves food and beverage processing, food service, retail, healthcare and industrial, and commercial and consumer application markets. The company has a strategic alliance with GE Healthcare Life Sciences to deliver film for single-use bioprocess systems. Sealed Air Corporation was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (LPI) traded within a range of $13.92 to $14.3 after opening the day at $14.13. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.21% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.98% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $14.11 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -14.33% below its 52 week high of $16.47 and 261.79% above its 12-month low of $3.9. The shares are up by over 7.22% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 51.8 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. operates as an independent energy company in the United States. It focuses on the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties, as well as the transportation of oil and natural gas primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas. As of December 31, 2015, it had interests in the 135,408 net acres in the Permian Basin; and had total proved reserves of 125,698 thousand barrels of oil equivalent. The company was formerly known as Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Laredo Petroleum, Inc. in December 2013. Laredo Petroleum, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.