Cameron Chan

Eye Catching Stocks: Avis Budget Group, Inc. (CAR), Invitation Homes Inc. (INVH), Joy Global Inc. (JOY)

Avis Budget Group, Inc. (CAR) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.85% or $0.68 to close the day at $37.41 on active trading volume of 1.8M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.53M. The Parsippany New Jersey 07054 based company has been outperforming the rental & leasing services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 45.68%, compared to the industry which has advanced 54.63% over the same period. With RSI of 48.61, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $43.75, making it a hold for now.

Avis Budget Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides car and truck rentals, car sharing, and ancillary services to businesses and consumers worldwide. The company operates through Americas and International segments. It operates the Avis car rental system with approximately 5,550 locations that supply rental cars to the premium commercial and leisure segments of the travel industry; the Budget vehicle rental system with approximately 3,900 car rental locations, which serve the value-conscious segments of the industry; and Zipcar, a membership-based car sharing network that provides vehicles to approximately 1 million members. The company also operates the Payless brand, which comprises approximately 200 vehicle rental locations; Apex brand primarily in the deep-value segment of the car rental industry with approximately 20 rental locations; and the Maggiore brand that provides vehicle rental services in the commercial, leisure, and insurance replacement/leasing segments with approximately 100 rental locations in Italy. In addition, it is involved in the local and one-way truck rental businesses with a fleet of approximately 21,000 vehicles, which are rented through a network of approximately 1,000 dealers and 450 company-operated locations that serve the consumer and light commercial sectors in the continental United States. Further, the company provides a range of optional insurance products and coverages, such as supplemental liability insurance, personal accident insurance, personal effects protection, automobile towing protection, and cargo insurance. Avis Budget Group, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey.

Invitation Homes Inc. (INVH) climbed 0.19% during last trading as the stock added $0.04 to finish the day at $20.88 with about 1.79M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.45M. The $6.31B market cap company, which fluctuated between $20.83 and $20.97 during the day, currently situated 5.45% above its 52 week low of $19.8 and -1.23% away from its one year high of $21.14. The RSI of 0 indicates the stock is oversold at the current levels, buy for now.

Invitation Homes Inc. focuses on owning, renovating, leasing, and operating single-family residential properties in the United States. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Joy Global Inc. (JOY) saw its value decrease by 0% as the stock dropped $0 to finish the day at a closing price of $28.14. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $10.36-$28.55 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $28.13 to $28.15 during the day, are up by 0.64% in the past three months and up by 2.51% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0% below its 20 day moving average and 0.2% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $25.47 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 56.21. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Joy Global Inc. manufactures and services mining equipment for the extraction of coal, copper, iron ore, oil sands, gold, and other minerals worldwide. It operates in two segments, Underground Mining Machinery and Surface Mining Equipment. The Underground Mining Machinery segment produces armored face conveyors, battery haulers, continuous chain haulage systems, continuous miners, conveyor systems, feeder breakers, flexible conveyor trains, hard rock mining products, high angle conveyors, longwall shearers, powered roof supports, road headers, roof bolters, and shuttle cars. This segment also provides equipment assemblies, service, repairs, rebuilds, parts, consumables, enhancement kits, and training. The Surface Mining Equipment segment produces blasthole drills, conveyor systems, electric mining shovels, hybrid shovels, feeder breakers, high angle conveyors, walking draglines, and wheel loaders. This segment also offers equipment assemblies, relocations, inspections, service, repairs, rebuilds, upgrades, used equipment, parts, consumables, enhancement kits, and training. Joy Global Inc. also provides life cycle management support services and project management services, as well as smart services, including equipment monitoring, predictive diagnostics, service training support, and parts management. The company sells its products and services directly to mining companies through a network of sales and marketing personnel. Joy Global Inc. was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

Stocks To Track: Energen Corporation (EGN), Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (BZH), Bill Barrett Corporation (BBG)

Energen Corporation (EGN) climbed 2.15% during last trading as the stock added $1.12 to finish the day at $53.1 with about 1.82M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 980.58K. The $5.15B market cap company, which fluctuated between $51.91 and $53.4 during the day, currently situated 155.78% above its 52 week low of $20.76 and -17.6% away from its one year high of $64.43. The RSI of 39.33 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Energen Corporation, through its subsidiary, Energen Resources Corporation, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in the Permian Basin in west Texas and the San Juan Basin in New Mexico. The company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (BZH) dropped $-0.76 to close the day at a new closing price of $13.26, a -5.42% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 117.02% above its 52 week low of $6.41. A total of 1.82M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 838.37K. The stock, which fluctuated between $12.63 and $13.9 during the day, currently situated -16.08% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.45% in the past one month and up by 33.13% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $13.17 and RSI of 39.54, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Beazer Homes USA, Inc. operates as a homebuilder in the United States. The company designs, constructs, and sells single-family and multi-family homes for entry-level, move-up, or retirement-oriented home buyers under the Beazer Homes brand name. It sells its homes through commissioned new home sales counselors and independent brokers in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Beazer Homes USA, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Bill Barrett Corporation (BBG) had a light trading with around 1.81M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.3M. The stock traded between $5.9 and $6.08 before closing at the price of $5.95 with 1.36% change on the day. The Denver Colorado 80202 based company is currently trading 151.05% above its 52 week low of $2.37 and -36.57% below its 52 week high of $9.38. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 30 and $8.56 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Bill Barrett Corporation, an independent energy company, acquires, explores for, and develops oil and natural gas resources in the United States. It primarily holds interests in the Denver-Julesburg basin and the Uinta oil program in the Uinta Basin in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

 

Momentum Stocks: Valley National Bancorp (VLY), Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN), Toll Brothers, Inc. (TOL)

Valley National Bancorp (VLY) grew with the stock adding 1.6% or $0.19 to close at $12.03 on light trading volume of 1.86M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.4M. The Wayne New Jersey 07470 based company operating under the Regional – Northeast Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 43.27% up for the period and up by 3.35% so far this year. With price target of $12.36 and a 49.04% rebound from 52-week low, Valley National Bancorp has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Valley National Bancorp operates as the holding company for the Valley National Bank that provides commercial, retail, trust, and investment services. The company operates through Commercial Lending, Consumer Lending, and Investment Management segments. Its deposit products include non-interest bearing, savings, NOW, and money market deposits, as well as certificates of deposit. The company’s loan products comprise construction, residential mortgage, home equity, automobile, and floating rate and adjustable rate commercial and industrial loans, as well as fixed rate owner occupied and commercial real estate loans, credit card loans, personal lines of credit, personal loans, and loans secured by cash surrender value of life insurance. It also invests in securities, such as fixed rate investments, federal funds, and interest-bearing deposits with banks; and offers international banking services, such as standby letters of credit, documentary letters of credit and related products, and other ancillary services. In addition, the company provides asset management advisory, trust, and asset-based lending support services; property and casualty, life, health, and title insurance; and health care equipment and other commercial equipment leases, as well as general aviation aircraft loans and commercial equipment leases, and real estate related investments. Further, it offers other banking services comprising automated teller machine, telephone and Internet banking, remote deposit capturing, overdraft, drive-in and night deposit, and safe deposit services. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 227 branches in northern and central New Jersey; the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island; and southeast and central Florida. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey.

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN) had a light trading with around 1.85M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.89M. The stock traded between $26.57 and $27.21 before closing at the price of $26.87 with 0.79% change on the day. The Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19112 based company is currently trading 15.72% above its 52 week low of $23.9 and -34.14% below its 52 week high of $40.8. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $32.82 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Urban Outfitters, Inc., a lifestyle specialty retail company, engages in the retail and wholesale of general consumer products. It operates through two segments, Retail and Wholesale. The company retails women’s and men’s fashion apparel, intimates, footwear, beauty and accessories, home goods, activewear and gear, and electronics, as well as a mix of apartment wares and gifts for young adults aged 18 to 28 under the Urban Outfitters brand; and assortment, including women’s casual apparel and accessories, intimates, shoes, beauty, home furnishings, and various gifts and decorative items for women aged 28 to 45 under the Anthropologie brand. It also offers a collection of heirloom quality wedding gowns, bridesmaid frocks, party dresses, assorted jewelry, headpieces, footwear, lingerie, and decorations under the Bhldn brand; and lifestyle home and garden products, antiques, live plants, flowers, wellness products, and accessories under the Terrain brand, as well as operates Terrain garden centers that offer full service restaurant and coffee bar services. In addition, the company operates Free People retail stores that provide merchandise mix of casual women’s apparel, intimates, shoes, accessories, activewear, home products, and gifts for women aged 25 to 30. It serves its customers directly through retail stores, Websites, mobile applications, catalogs, and customer contact centers. As of March 7, 2016, the company operated 240 Urban Outfitters stores; and 218 Anthropologie Group stores comprising Anthropologie, Bhldn, and Terrain brands in the United States, Canada, and Europe, as well as 114 Free People stores in the United States and Canada. It also engages in the wholesale business under the Free People brand that designs, develops, and markets young women’s contemporary casual apparel and shoes to approximately 1,800 specialty stores and select department stores worldwide. The company was founded in 1970 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Toll Brothers, Inc. (TOL) saw its value decrease by -0.1% as the stock dropped $-0.03 to finish the day at a closing price of $31.17. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $24.32-$33.48 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $30.67 to $31.24 during the day, are up by 13.39% in the past three months and up by 11.6% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.99% below its 20 day moving average and -0.66% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $36.31 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 44.51.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Toll Brothers, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, builds, markets, and arranges finance for detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities. The company operates through two segments, Traditional Home Building and City Living. It also builds and sells homes in urban infill markets under the Toll Brothers City Living name. In addition, the company develops, owns, and operates golf courses and country clubs that are associated with various master planned communities; develops and sells land to other builders; and develops, operates, and rents apartments. The company serves move-up, empty-nester, active-adult, age-qualified, and second-home buyers in 19 states in the United States. Toll Brothers, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. (FMSA), Pulmatrix, Inc. (PULM), Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI)

Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. (FMSA) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 5.08% or $0.6 to close the day at $12.41 on active trading volume of 4.15M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.52M. The Chesterland Ohio 44026 based company has been outperforming the industrial metals & minerals group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 613.22%, compared to the industry which has advanced 107.59% over the same period. With RSI of 55.88, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $12.88, making it a hold for now.

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

Pulmatrix, Inc. (PULM) grew with the stock adding 0.41% or $0.02 to close at $4.95 on active trading volume of 4.13M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.74M. The Lexington Massachusetts 02421 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 97.21% up for the period and up by 738.98% so far this year. With price target of $15 and a 886.06% rebound from 52-week low, Pulmatrix, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 4.02% or $0.35 to close the day at $9.05 on higher than average trading volume of 4.12M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.01M. The McClean Virginia 22107 based company has been outperforming the publishing – newspapers companies by 11.667% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -6.8% YTD, versus the publishing – newspapers industry which is up 2.15% for the same period. The RSI of 38.24 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Gannett Co., Inc. operates as a multi-platform news and information company. The company’s operations comprise USA TODAY, a newspaper in print and digital circulation; 92 daily local publications in the United States and Guam; approximately 400 non-daily publications in the United States; and approximately 150 local news brands online, mobile, and in print in the United Kingdom. It also provides commercial printing, marketing, and data services. The company was formerly known as Gannett SpinCo, Inc. and changed its name to Gannett Co., Inc. in May 2015. Gannett Co., Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is based in McLean, Virginia.

 

Stocks in Review: Antero Resources Corporation (AR), Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SGYP), Aqua Metals, Inc. (AQMS)

Antero Resources Corporation (AR) traded within a range of $24.86 to $25.27 after opening the day at $25.01. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 6% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.01% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $25.07 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -18.23% below its 52 week high of $30.66 and 16.88% above its 12-month low of $21.45. The shares are up by over 1.75% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 46.53 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores, and develops natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2015, the company had 569,000 net acres of oil and gas properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. It also owned and operated 182 miles of gas gathering pipelines in the Marcellus Shale; and 110 miles of low-pressure, high-pressure, and condensate pipelines in the Utica Shale. The company was formerly known as Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation and changed its name to Antero Resources Corporation in June 2013. Antero Resources Corporation was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Antero Resources Corporation is a subsidiary of Antero Resources Investment LLC.

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SGYP) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.21% or $0.07 to close the day at $6.26 on light trading volume of 3.53M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.19M. The New York New York 10170 based company has been outperforming the drug manufacturers – other group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 81.98%, compared to the industry which has dropped -27.73% over the same period. With RSI of 51.79, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $11.5, making it a hold for now.

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of drugs to treat gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and diseases. Its lead product candidate is plecanatide, a guanylyl cyclase C receptor agonist that is in Phase III clinical trials to treat chronic idiopathic constipation GI disorders; and for the treatment of constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome GI disorders. The company is also developing SP-333, which is in Phase II clinical trials to treat opioid induced constipation, as well as in Phase Ib clinical trials to treat ulcerative colitis. The company has a research collaboration with BIND Therapeutics, Inc. to develop ACCURINS for treatment of a range of cells with novel therapeutic payloads. Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

Aqua Metals, Inc. (AQMS) gained $4.75 to close the day at a new closing price of $16.16, a 41.63% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 251.3% above its 52 week low of $4.77. A total of 3.52M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 188.75K. The stock, which fluctuated between $13.7 and $17.12 during the day, currently situated 14.37% above its 52 week high. The stock is up by 29.49% in the past one month and up by 60.32% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $16 and RSI of 74.88, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Aqua Metals, Inc. engages in the business of recycling lead. It has developed AquaRefining, a process for recycling lead acid batteries. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Alameda, California.

 

Stocks Buzz: Tractor Supply Company (TSCO), Alcoa Corporation (AA), Imperva, Inc. (IMPV)

Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.7% or $0.51 to close the day at $73.54 on active trading volume of 3.39M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.56M. The Brentwood Tennessee 37027 based company has been underperforming the specialty retail, other group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -9.21%, compared to the industry which has advanced 51.75% over the same period. With RSI of 41.78, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $82.94, making it a hold for now.

Tractor Supply Company operates rural lifestyle retail stores in the United States. The company offers a selection of merchandise, including equine, livestock, pet, and small animal products necessary for their health, care, growth, and containment; hardware, truck, towing, and tool products; seasonal products, such as heating products, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts, and toys; work/recreational clothing and footwear; and maintenance products for agricultural and rural use. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 1,595 retail stores in 49 states. The company operates its retail stores under the Tractor Supply Company, Del’s Feed & Farm Supply, and HomeTown Pet names. It also operates an e-commerce Website, TractorSupply.com. The company sells its products to recreational farmers, ranchers, and others, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Tractor Supply Company was founded in 1938 and is based in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Alcoa Corporation (AA) retreated with the stock falling -0.32% or $-0.12 to close at $37.42 on light trading volume of 3.38M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.39M. The New York New York 10022 based company operating under the Aluminum industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 0% down for the period and up by 33.26% so far this year. With price target of $35.06 and a 87.83% rebound from 52-week low, Alcoa Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Alcoa Corporation engages in mining and production of bauxite, alumina, and aluminum products. It owns seven bauxite mines located near principal Atlantic and Pacific markets; and provides smelter grade alumina to aluminum manufacturers in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, as well as non-metallurgical grade alumina for industrial chemical operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The company is also involved in mining, refining, smelting, casting, and rolling aluminum products; production of aluminum billets, foundry ingots, rolling slabs, rods, powders, and proprietary alloys; and generation and sale of renewable energy. In addition, it produces and sells rolled aluminum sheets used in packaging, including aluminum bottles and food cans. The company was formerly known as Alcoa Upstream Corporation and changed its name to Alcoa Corporation in October 2016. Alcoa Corporation is based in New York, New York.

Imperva, Inc. (IMPV) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 8.97% or $3.85 to close the day at $46.75 on lower than average trading volume of 3.37M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 601.28K. The Redwood Shores California 94065 based company has been outperforming the application software companies by 19.9713% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 21.74% YTD, versus the application software industry which is up 8.59% for the same period. The RSI of 77.85 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Imperva, Inc. engages in the development, market, sale, and support of cyber security solutions that protect business critical data and applications in the cloud or on premises worldwide. The company’s SecureSphere product line provides database, file, and Web application security in various data centers, including on-premise data centers, as well as private, public, and hybrid cloud computing environments. Its SecureSphere service also secures business-critical applications and data; and provides an accelerated route to address regulatory compliance and establishes a repeatable process for data risk management. The company’s Incapsula service delivers cloud-based Website security, distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, and load balancing and failover; and is designed to deploy and accessible to businesses that need to optimize the security, speed, and availability of their Websites. Its Skyfence service delivers real-time, automated visibility, and control over corporate use of cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, including employee-adopted SaaS applications, applications delivered by cloud providers, and IT-led or sanctioned applications. The company also sells ThreatRadar that provides reputation and crowdsourced security intelligence services. In addition, the company provides ongoing product support services for hardware and software; and professional and training services. Imperva, Inc. offers its products and services to banks, retailers, insurers, technology and telecommunication companies, and hospitals; and the United States and other national, state, and local government agencies through a network of distributors and resellers. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR), General Electric Company (GE), Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX)

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) climbed 2.52% during last trading as the stock added $0.46 to finish the day at $18.72 with about 37.12M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 16.29M. The $13.51B market cap company, which fluctuated between $18.05 and $18.77 during the day, currently situated 36.34% above its 52 week low of $13.73 and -25.86% away from its one year high of $25.25. The RSI of 64.05 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Twitter, Inc. operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope and Vine, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live. It also provides promoted products and services, such as promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends that enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services; and subscription access to its data feed for data partners. In addition, the company offers a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets for developers to contribute their content to its platform; syndicate and distribute Twitter content across their properties; and enhance their Websites and applications with Twitter content. Twitter, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

General Electric Company (GE) dropped $-0.13 to close the day at a new closing price of $29.43, a -0.44% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 11.16% above its 52 week low of $27.1. A total of 32.09M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 31.69M. The stock, which fluctuated between $29.26 and $29.54 during the day, currently situated -10.12% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -6.45% in the past one month and up by 0.41% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $34.13 and RSI of 25.76, the stock still has upside potential, making it a buy for now.

General Electric Company operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. Its Power segment offers gas and steam power systems; maintenance, service, and upgrade solutions; distributed power gas engines; water treatment, wastewater treatment, and process system solutions; and nuclear reactors, fuels, and support services. The company’s Renewable Energy segment offers wind turbine platforms, and hardware and software; offshore wind turbines; and solutions, products, and services to hydropower industry. Its Oil and Gas segment offers turbomachinery solutions; surface and subsea drilling and production systems, and equipment for floating production platforms; measurement and control products; and compressors, pumps, valves, and natural gas solutions. The company’s Energy Management segment offers industrial and grid solutions, and power conversion systems. Its Aviation segment designs and produces commercial and military aircraft engines, integrated digital components, electric power, and mechanical aircraft systems; and offers aftermarket services. The company’s Healthcare segment offers diagnostic imaging and clinical systems; products for drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and cellular technologies; and healthcare information technology products. Its Transportation segment offers freight and passenger locomotives, parts, wreck repair, software-enabled solutions, mining equipment and services, marine diesel engines, and stationary power diesel engines and motors, as well as overhaul, repair, and upgrade services. GE’s Appliances & Lighting segment sells and services home appliances; and manufactures, sources, and sells lighting solutions. Its Capital segment offers commercial lending and leasing, factoring, energy financial, and aircraft financing and leasing services. GE also designs powder bed-based laser additive manufacturing machines. The company was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) had a light trading with around 30.14M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 33.58M. The stock traded between $15.23 and $15.79 before closing at the price of $15.53 with 0.06% change on the day. The Phoenix Arizona 85004 based company is currently trading 233.98% above its 52 week low of $4.65 and -8.97% below its 52 week high of $17.06. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 47.17 and $14.47 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc., a natural resource company, acquires, explores, and develops mineral assets, and oil and natural gas resources. The company explores for copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt hydroxide, silver, and other metals, as well as oil and gas. It holds interests in various mines located in the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia; Morenci, Bagdad, Safford, Sierrita, Miami, Chino, Tyrone, Henderson, and Climax in North America; Cerro Verde and El Abra in South America; and the Tenke Fungurume minerals district in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. The company’s oil and gas operations include oil production facilities in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico; oil production facilities onshore and offshore in California; onshore natural gas resources in the Haynesville shale in Louisiana; natural gas production from the Madden area in central Wyoming; and a position in the Inboard Lower Tertiary/Cretaceous natural gas trend onshore located in South Louisiana. As of December 31, 2015, its consolidated recoverable proven and probable mineral reserves included 99.5 billion pounds of copper, 27.1 million ounces of gold, 3.05 billion pounds of molybdenum, 271.2 million ounces of silver, and 0.87 billion pounds of cobalt; and its estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves totaled 252 million barrels of oil equivalents. The company was formerly known as Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. and changed its name to Freeport-McMoRan Inc. in July 2014. Freeport-McMoRan Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: KeyCorp (KEY), Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP), Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)

KeyCorp (KEY) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.44% or $-0.26 to close the day at $17.83 on light trading volume of 11.92M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 14.55M. The Cleveland Ohio 44114 based company has been outperforming the regional – midwest banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 71.96%, compared to the industry which has advanced 48.63% over the same period. With RSI of 44.14, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $19.9, making it a hold for now.

KeyCorp operates as the bank holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various retail and commercial banking services to individual, corporate, and institutional clients in the United States. The company’s Key Community Bank segment offers deposit and investment products; personal finance services and loans, including residential mortgages, home equity, credit cards, and various installment loans for individuals; deposits, investment and credit products, and business advisory services to small businesses; and financial, estate and retirement planning, and asset management services to high-net-worth clients. This segment also provides commercial lending, cash management, equipment leasing, investment and employee benefit programs, succession planning, access to capital markets, derivatives, and foreign exchange services to mid-sized businesses. Its Key Corporate Bank segment offers a suite of banking and capital market products, such as syndicated finance, debt and equity capital market products, commercial payments, equipment finance, commercial mortgage banking, derivatives, foreign exchange, financial advisory, and public finance, as well as commercial mortgage loans for middle market clients comprising consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial, public, real estate, and technology sectors. In addition, KeyCorp provides personal, securities lending, and custody services; access to mutual funds; treasury, investment banking, international banking, and investment management services; public retirement plans, and foundations and endowments plans; and financial services consisting of community development financing, securities underwriting, and brokerage, as well as merchant services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 966 retail banking branches and 1,257 automated teller machines in 12 states, as well as a telephone banking call center. KeyCorp was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP) climbed 6% during last trading as the stock added $4.18 to finish the day at $73.8 with about 11.72M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.15M. The $15.79B market cap company, which fluctuated between $73.02 and $76.5 during the day, currently situated 94.43% above its 52 week low of $39.01 and 5.84% away from its one year high of $76.5. The RSI of 73.93 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

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

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) saw its value decrease by -0.04% as the stock dropped $-0.02 to finish the day at a closing price of $55.22. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $50.84-$61.64 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $55.1 to $55.5 during the day, are up by 2.27% in the past three months and up by 0.95% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.56% below its 20 day moving average and -3.15% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $64.35 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 41.09. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Starbucks Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Americas; China/Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East, and Africa; and Channel Development. Its stores offer coffee and tea beverages, packaged roasted whole bean and ground coffees, single-serve and ready-to-drink coffee and tea products, juices, and bottled water; an assortment of fresh food and snack offerings; and various food products, such as pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and lunch items, as well as beverage-making equipment and accessories. The company also licenses its trademarks through licensed stores, and grocery and national foodservice accounts. It offers its products under the Starbucks, Teavana, Tazo, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Evolution Fresh, La Boulange, Ethos, Frappuccino, Starbucks Doubleshot, Starbucks Refreshers, and Starbucks VIA brand names. As of November 3, 2016, the company operated 25,085 stores. Starbucks Corporation was founded in 1971 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

 

Stocks Alert: Netflix, Inc. (NFLX), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), CVS Health Corporation (CVS)

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) grew with the stock adding 0.51% or $0.74 to close at $144.74 on light trading volume of 6.88M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.34M. The Los Gatos California 95032 based company operating under the CATV Systems industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 68.05% up for the period and up by 16.91% so far this year. With price target of $147.18 and a 81.04% rebound from 52-week low, Netflix, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Netflix, Inc., an Internet television network, engages in the Internet delivery of television (TV) shows and movies on various Internet-connected screens. The company operates in three segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming, and Domestic DVD. It offers members with the ability to receive streaming content through a host of Internet-connected screens, including TVs, digital video players, television set-top boxes, and mobile devices. The company also provides DVDs-by-mail membership services. It serves approximately 93 million streaming members in 190 countries. Netflix, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) gained $0.32 to close the day at a new closing price of $88.33, a 0.36% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 14.48% above its 52 week low of $79.1. A total of 6.81M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 9.14M. The stock, which fluctuated between $87.81 and $88.34 during the day, currently situated -0.68% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 5.49% in the past one month and up by 2.85% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $90.53 and RSI of 68.64, the stock still has upside potential, 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.

CVS Health Corporation (CVS) shares were up in last trading by 0.88% to $77.03. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.21% over the past week and fell -5.15% in the past month. It is currently trading -2.5% below its 50 day moving average and -12.97% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -26.67% decrease in value from its one year high of $106.67. The RSI indicator value of 42.61, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

CVS Health Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services. It operates through Pharmacy Services and Retail/LTC segments. The Pharmacy Services segment offers pharmacy benefit management solutions, such as plan design and administration, formulary management, Medicare Part D services, mail order and specialty pharmacy services, retail pharmacy network management services, prescription management systems, clinical services, disease management programs, and medical pharmacy management services. This segment serves employers, insurance companies, unions, government employee groups, health plans, managed Medicaid plans and plans offered on public and private exchanges, other sponsors of health benefit plans, and individuals under the CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services, Caremark, CVS Caremark, CarePlus CVS Pharmacy, CVS Specialty, Accordant, SilverScript, NovoLogix, Coram, Navarro Health Services, and Advanced Care Scripts names. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 24 retail specialty pharmacy stores, 11 specialty mail order pharmacies and 5 mail order dispensing pharmacies, and 83 branches for infusion and enteral services. The Retail/LTC segment sells prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, beauty products and cosmetics, personal care products, convenience foods, seasonal merchandise, and greeting cards, as well as provides photo finishing services. It operates 9,655 retail stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Brazil primarily under the CVS Pharmacy, CVS, Longs Drugs, Navarro Discount Pharmacy, and Drogaria Onofre names; online retail pharmacy Websites; and 32 onsite pharmacy stores, long-term care pharmacy operations, and retail health care clinics. The company was formerly known as CVS Caremark Corporation and changed its name to CVS Health Corporation in September 2014. CVS Health Corporation was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

 

Trader’s Round Up: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Chevron Corporation (CVX), National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) retreated with the stock falling -0.07% or $-0.08 to close at $113.4 on light trading volume of 5.27M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.22M. The New Brunswick New Jersey 08933 based company operating under the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 14.35% up for the period and down by -1.57% so far this year. With price target of $124.56 and a 16.63% rebound from 52-week low, Johnson & Johnson has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, researches and develops, manufactures, and sells various products in the health care field worldwide. It operates through three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices. The Consumer segment offers baby care products under the JOHNSON’S brand name; oral care products under the LISTERINE brand name; skin care products under the AVEENO, CLEAN & CLEAR, DABAO, JOHNSON’S Adult, LE PETITE MARSEILLAIS, LUBRIDERM, NEUTROGENA, and RoC brand names; women’s health products, such as sanitary pads under the STAYFREE and CAREFREE, and o.b. tampon brand names; wound care products, including adhesive bandages under the BAND-AID brand name and first aid products under the NEOSPORIN brand name. This segment also provides over-the-counter medicines, including acetaminophen products under the TYLENOL brand name; cold, flu, and allergy products under the SUDAFED brand name; allergy products under the BENADRYL and ZYRTEC brand names; ibuprofen products under the MOTRIN IB brand name; and heartburn products under the PEPCID brand name. The Pharmaceutical segment provides various products in the areas of immunology, infectious diseases and vaccines, neuroscience, oncology, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The Medical Devices segment offers orthopaedic products; general surgery, biosurgical, endomechanical, and energy products; electrophysiology products to treat cardiovascular disease; sterilization and disinfection products to reduce surgical infection; blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery products; and disposable contact lenses. The company offers its products to general public, retail outlets and distributors, wholesalers, hospitals, and health care professionals for prescription use, as well as for use in the professional fields by physicians, nurses, hospitals, eye care professionals, and clinics. Johnson & Johnson was founded in 1885 and is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Chevron Corporation (CVX) gained $0.19 to close the day at a new closing price of $111.58, a 0.17% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 44.53% above its 52 week low of $80.64. A total of 5.19M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.68M. The stock, which fluctuated between $110.32 and $111.79 during the day, currently situated -6.24% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.68% in the past one month and up by 5.47% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $126.46 and RSI of 37.5, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. The Upstream segment is involved in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas; processing, liquefaction, transportation, and regasification associated with liquefied natural gas; transportation of crude oil through pipelines; and transportation, storage, and marketing of natural gas, as well as operates a gas-to-liquids plant. The Downstream segment engages in refining crude oil into petroleum products; marketing crude oil and refined products; transporting crude oil and refined products through pipeline, marine vessel, motor equipment, and rail car; and manufacturing and marketing commodity petrochemicals, and fuel and lubricant additives, as well as plastics for industrial uses. It is also involved in the cash management and debt financing activities; corporate administrative operations; insurance operations; real estate activities; and technology businesses. Further, the company holds interests in power plants, as well as operates geothermal plants; and engages in the transportation of refined products primarily in the coastal waters of the United States. The company was formerly known as ChevronTexaco Corporation and changed its name to Chevron Corporation in 2005. Chevron Corporation was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in San Ramon, California.

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV) shares were down in last trading by -0.2% to $39.21. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.71% over the past week and grew 2.99% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.21% above its 50 day moving average and 12.27% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -10.13% decrease in value from its one year high of $43.63. The RSI indicator value of 53.51, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling, completion, and production operations; and provides oilfield services to the upstream oil and gas industry worldwide. It operates through four segments: Rig Systems, Rig Aftermarket, Wellbore Technologies, and Completion & Production Solutions. The Rig Systems segment offers land rigs; offshore drilling equipment packages; and drilling rig components. This segment provides substructures, derricks, and masts; cranes; pipe lifting, racking, rotating, and assembly systems; fluid transfer technologies, such as mud pumps; pressure control equipment; power transmission systems; and rig instrumentation and control systems. The Rig Aftermarket segment offers spare parts; and repair and rental services, as well as technical support, field and first well support, field engineering, and customer training services. The Wellbore Technologies segment designs, manufactures, rents, and sells various equipment and technologies. This segment also provides solids control and waste management equipment and services, drilling fluids, power generation equipment, drill and wired pipes, instruments, measuring and monitoring equipment, downhole and fishing tools, hole openers, and drill bits, as well as drilling optimization and automation, tubular inspection, repair and coating, and rope access inspection services. The Completion and Production Solutions segment offers pressure pumping trucks and pumps, blenders, sanders, hydration units, injection units, flowlines, manifolds, and wellheads; well intervention tools; offshore production comprising composite pipes, process equipment, floating production systems, and subsea production technologies; and onshore production, including surface transfer and progressive cavity pumps, reciprocating pumps, pressure vessels, and artificial lift systems. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.