Cameron Chan

Momentum Stocks: Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PGNX), The WhiteWave Foods Company (WWAV), The Medicines Company (MDCO)

Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PGNX) retreated with the stock falling -0.52% or $-0.05 to close at $9.62 on active trading volume of 1.64M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.07M. The Tarrytown New York 10591 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 97.13% up for the period and up by 11.34% so far this year. With price target of $11.8 and a 153.16% rebound from 52-week low, Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. develops medicines for oncology in the United States and internationally. The company’s primary clinical-stage product candidates include Azedra, a radiotherapeutic product candidate, which is in Phase IIb clinical trial under special protocol assessment for the treatment of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma; 1404, a technetium-99m labeled small molecule that has completed Phase II testing, as well as acts as an imaging agent to diagnose and detect prostate cancer; and PyL, a fluorinated prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-targeted PET imaging agent for prostate cancer. Its clinical-stage product candidates also comprise 1095, a PSMA-targeted Iodine-131 labeled small radiopharmaceutical molecule for the treatment of metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer; PSMA antibody-drug conjugate, which has completed Phase II testing in chemotherapy-experienced patients and is ongoing second cohort in chemotherapy-naïve patients for the treatment of prostate cancer; and EXINI Bone BSI, an analytical tool for analysis of bone scan index from bone scintigraphy images. The company also offers Relistor-subcutaneous injection for the treatment of opioid induced constipation (OIC) in advanced-illness patients receiving palliative care when laxative therapy has not been sufficient; and for treatment of OIC inpatients with non-cancer pain. In addition, it develops Relistor-oral that has completed Phase III testing for the treatment of OIC; and PRO 140, which is in Phase III testing for HIV treatment. The company has license agreement with Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for the development and commercialization of Relistor worldwide; and with Amgen Fremont, Inc. to use its XenoMouse technology for generating human antibodies to PSMA, as well as has collaboration agreement with Seattle Genetics, Inc. Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Tarrytown, New York.

The WhiteWave Foods Company (WWAV) had a active trading with around 1.64M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.36M. The stock traded between $54.9 and $55.3 before closing at the price of $55.28 with 0.97% change on the day. The Denver Colorado 80202 based company is currently trading 51.45% above its 52 week low of $37.12 and -2.71% below its 52 week high of $56.82. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $54.97 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

The WhiteWave Foods Company, a consumer packaged food and beverage company, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, dairy products and organic salads, and fruits and vegetables in North America and Europe. It operates through three segments: Americas Foods & Beverages, Americas Fresh Foods, and Europe Foods & Beverages. The Americas Foods & Beverages segment offers plant-based foods and beverages, such as soymilk, almond milk, coconut and cashew milk, ice cream and frozen novelty products, plant-based yogurts, and Vega plant-based nutritional products under the Silk and So Delicious brands; dairy products, including Horizon Organic milk, yogurt, cheese, and other dairy products, as well as Horizon branded macaroni and cheese, and snack foods; and coffee creamers and ready-to-drink beverages under the International Delight, Dunkin Donuts, and LAND O LAKES brand names. The Americas Fresh Foods segment provides packaged salads and greens, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, and produce-based snacks under the Earthbound Farm brand. The Europe Foods & Beverages segment offers beverages using soy, almond, coconut, hazelnut, rice, oat, and other plant-based ingredients under the Alpro and Provamel brands; and plant-based alternatives to yogurt, culinary creams, desserts, and margarine. The company sells its products to grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, convenience stores, and health food stores, as well as various away-from-home channels, including restaurants and foodservice outlets. It markets its products through direct sales force, independent brokers, regional brokers, and distributors, as well as through a network of partners. The WhiteWave Foods Company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

The Medicines Company (MDCO) saw its value increase by 2.02% as the stock gained $1.04 to finish the day at a closing price of $52.56. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $29.48-$52.66 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $50.38 to $52.66 during the day, are up by 44.16% in the past three months and up by 42.59% over the past six months. It is currently trading 28.71% above its 20 day moving average and 39.95% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $52.18 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 83.55.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

The Medicines Company provides medicines for patients in acute and intensive care hospitals worldwide. The company markets Angiomax, an intravenous direct thrombin inhibitor used as an anticoagulant in combination with aspirin in patients with unstable angina undergoing percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, and for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention; Cleviprex, an intravenous small molecule calcium channel blocker for blood pressure reduction; and Ionsys for the short-term management of acute postoperative pain. It also markets Kengreal, an intravenous small molecule antiplatelet agent for reducing the risk of periprocedural thrombotic events; Minocin IV, an antibiotic for the treatment of bacterial infections; Orbactiv for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections; and ready-to-use formulation of Argatroban for the treatment of thrombosis, as well as acute care generic products for acute cardiovascular, surgery and perioperative care, and serious infectious diseases. The company’s products under development also comprise ABP-700, an intravenous anesthetic agent for moderate or deep sedation and general anesthesia in patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures; ALN-PCSsc for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia; Carbavance, an antibiotic agent for the treatment of hospitalized patients with gram-negative bacterial infections; and MDCO-216, a novel biologic product to reverse atherosclerotic plaque development and reduce the risk of ischemic events in patients with ACS. It has a collaboration agreement with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc,; SciClone Pharmaceuticals; and SymBio Pharmaceuticals Ltd. The Medicines Company was founded in 1996 and is based in Parsippany, New Jersey.

 

Investor’s Alert: Ophthotech Corporation (OPHT), Lumentum Holdings Inc. (LITE), Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. (OCUL)

Ophthotech Corporation (OPHT) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 4.35% or $0.2 to close the day at $4.8 on lower than average trading volume of 1.6M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.25M. The New York New York 10119 based company has been outperforming the biotechnology companies by -86.6662% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -0.62% YTD, versus the biotechnology industry which is up 0.44% for the same period. The RSI of 55.91 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Ophthotech Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, develops novel therapeutics to treat diseases of the back of the eye. Its principal product candidate, Fovista, an anti-platelet derived growth factor, is in Phase III clinical development for use in combination with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor drugs for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The company is also developing Zimura, an inhibitor of complement factor C5, for the treatment of dry AMD and wet AMD. Ophthotech Corporation was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Lumentum Holdings Inc. (LITE) had a active trading with around 1.59M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.12M. The stock traded between $49 and $50.75 before closing at the price of $49.45 with -2.08% change on the day. The Milpitas California 95035 based company is currently trading 137.74% above its 52 week low of $20.8 and -3.51% below its 52 week high of $51.25. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 76.76 and $46.17 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

Lumentum Holdings Inc. manufactures and sells optical and photonic products in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It operates in two segments, Optical Communications and Commercial Lasers. The Optical Communications segment offers components, modules, and subsystems that enable the transmission and transport of video, audio, and text data over high-capacity fiber optic cables. It offers tunable transponders, transceivers, and transmitter modules; tunable lasers, receivers, and modulators; and transport products comprising reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers, amplifiers, and optical channel monitors, as well as components consisting of 980nm, multi-mode, and Raman pumps. This segment also offers Super Transport Blade, which integrates optical transport functions into a single-slot blade; products for 3-D sensing applications, including a light source product; vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers; distributed feedback and electro-absorption modulated lasers; and individual and compact laser arrays. It serves customers in telecommunications, data communications, and consumer and industrial markets. The Commercial Lasers segment offers diode, direct-diode, diode-pumped solid-state, fiber, and gas lasers. This segment serves customers in markets and applications, such as manufacturing, biotechnology, graphics and imaging, and remote sensing, as well as in precision machining, including drilling in printed circuit boards, wafer singulation, and solar cell scribing. Its lasers products are used in various original equipment manufacturer applications. Lumentum Holdings Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. (OCUL) traded within a range of $8.94 to $9.55 after opening the day at $9.06. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 13.86% so far this year. The stock was up close to 5.3% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $9.53 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -34.28% below its 52 week high of $14.5 and 135.89% above its 12-month low of $4.04. The shares are up by over 27.24% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 75.73 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Ocular Therapeutix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of therapies for diseases and conditions of the eye using its proprietary hydrogel platform technology in the United States. It markets ReSure Sealant, a hydrogel-based ophthalmic wound sealant to seal corneal incisions following cataract surgery. The company’s lead product includes DEXTENZA, which is in Phase III clinical trial for the treatment of post-surgical ocular inflammation and pain during cataract surgery, as well as for the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis; and in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of inflammatory dry eye disease. It is also developing OTX-TP, which has completed Phase IIb clinical trial for glaucoma and ocular hypertension. In addition, the company has a pipeline of earlier stage punctum plug product candidates, including OTX-MP, which has completed a Phase I clinical trial evaluating safety and pharmacokinetics in patients during cataract surgery; and evaluates sustained-release injectable anti-VEGF drug depots for back-of-the-eye diseases. It has a strategic collaboration, option, and license agreement with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for the development of sustained release formulation of the vascular endothelial growth factor trap aflibercept for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration and other serious retinal diseases. Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts.

 

Stocks Under Consideration: Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC), Trevena, Inc. (TRVN), The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN)

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC) retreated with the stock falling -0.27% or $-0.04 to close at $14.52 on light trading volume of 1.45M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.49M. The Dallas Texas 75201 based company operating under the Mortgage Investment industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 41.38% up for the period and up by 7.56% so far this year. With price target of $14.56 and a 70.02% rebound from 52-week low, Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc., a specialized consumer finance company, provides vehicle finance and third-party servicing in the United States. The company’s vehicle finance products and services include retail installment contracts, vehicle leases, and dealer loans. It also offers financial products and services related to motorcycles, RVs, and marine vehicles; originates vehicle loans through a Web-based direct lending program; purchases vehicle retail installment contracts from other lenders; and services automobile, and recreational and marine vehicle portfolios for other lenders. Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. is a subsidiary of Santander Holdings USA, Inc.

Trevena, Inc. (TRVN) had a light trading with around 1.45M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 506.11K. The stock traded between $6.84 and $7.4 before closing at the price of $7.09 with -4.83% change on the day. The King of Prussia Pennsylvania 19406 based company is currently trading 88.56% above its 52 week low of $3.76 and -29.1% below its 52 week high of $10. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $13.35 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Trevena, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and intends to commercialize therapeutics for G protein coupled receptors. The company’s central nervous system product pipeline includes Oliceridine, a small molecule G protein biased ligand, which is in Phase III clinical trials for patients experiencing moderate to severe acute pain where IV administration is preferred; and TRV734, a small molecule G protein biased ligand at the mu-receptor that is in Phase I clinical trials for the treatment of moderate to severe acute and chronic pain. Its central nervous system product pipeline also comprises TRV250, a small molecule G protein biased ligand of the delta-opioid receptor, which is in preclinical development stage for the treatment refractory migraine. In addition, the company develops cardiovascular programs, such a TRV027, a peptide beta-arrestin biased ligand that targets the angiotensin II type 1 receptor and is in Phase IIb clinical trials for the treatment of acute heart failure in combination with standard diuretic therapy. Trevena, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN) saw its value decrease by -0.57% as the stock dropped $-0.2 to finish the day at a closing price of $34.96. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $32.87-$56.99 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $34.94 to $35.49 during the day, are up by 0.55% in the past three months and down by -11.16% over the past six months. It is currently trading -10.62% below its 20 day moving average and -11.26% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $43.43 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 21.63.The technical indicator lead us to believe the stock will reverse recent losses any time soon.

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells organic and natural products in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Europe. Its grocery products include infant formula; infant, toddler, and kids foods; diapers and wipes; rice and grain-based products; flour and baking mixes; breads, hot and cold cereals, pasta, condiments, cooking and culinary oils, granolas, granola bars, and cereal bars; canned, chilled fresh, aseptic, and instant soups; Greek-style yogurt; chilies and packaged grains; and chocolates and nut butters, as well as plant-based beverages and frozen desserts, such as soy, rice, almond, and coconut. The company’s grocery products also comprise juices, hot-eating, chilled and frozen desserts, cookies, crackers, gluten-free frozen entrees and bars, frozen pastas and ethnic meals, frozen fruits and vegetables, cut fresh fruits, refrigerated and frozen soy protein meat-alternative products, tofu, seitan and tempeh products, jams, fruit spreads and jelly, honey, marmalade, and other food products. In addition, it provides snack products, such as potato, root vegetable, and other vegetable chips, as well as straws, tortilla chips, whole grain chips, pita chips, puffs, and popcorn; specialty teas, including herbal, green, black, wellness, rooibos, and chai tea lattes; ready-to-drink beverages comprising organic kombucha and chai tea lattes; personal care products consisting of skin, hair and oral care, deodorants, baby care items, acne treatment, body washes, and sunscreens; and poultry and protein products, such as turkey and chicken products. The company sells its products through specialty and natural food distributors, supermarkets, natural food stores, mass-market and e-commerce retailers, food service channels and club, and drug and convenience stores in approximately 70 countries worldwide. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Lake Success, New York.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Depomed, Inc. (DEPO), MoSys, Inc. (MOSY), Plains GP Holdings, L.P. (PAGP)

Depomed, Inc. (DEPO) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.42% or $0.07 to close the day at $16.75 on light trading volume of 1.3M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.44M. The Newark California 94560 based company has been underperforming the drug manufacturers – other group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -6.48%, compared to the industry which has dropped -27.94% over the same period. With RSI of 38.38, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $23.91, making it a hold for now.

Depomed, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, engages in the development, sale, and licensing of products for pain and other central nervous system conditions in the United States. It offers Gralise (gabapentin), an once-daily product for the management of postherpetic neuralgia; CAMBIA (diclofenac potassium for oral solution), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug indicated for acute treatment of migraine attacks in adults; Zipsor (diclofenac potassium) liquid filled capsule, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for the treatment of mild to moderate acute pain in adults; and Lazanda (fentanyl) nasal spray, an intranasal fentanyl drug used to manage breakthrough pain in adults. The company also provides NUCYNTA ER (tapentadol extended release tablets), a product for the management of pain severe enough to long term opioid treatment, including neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) in adults; and NUCYNTA (tapentadol), a product for the management of moderate to severe acute pain in adults. In addition, it is involved in the clinical development of IW-3718 refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease program using Acuform drug delivery technology; and Cebranopadol, a molecule for the treatment of chronic nociceptive and neuropathic pain. Depomed, Inc. sells its Gralise products to wholesalers and retail pharmacies. The company also has a portfolio of license agreements based on its proprietary Acuform gastroretentive drug delivery technology with Mallinckrodt Inc.; Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Newark, California.

MoSys, Inc. (MOSY) fell -11.96% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.03 to finish the day at $0.25 with about 1.3M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 882.48K. The $16.61M market cap company, which fluctuated between $0.22 and $0.28 during the day, currently situated 39.39% above its 52 week low of $0.1823 and -72.12% away from its one year high of $0.9. The RSI of 42.25 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

MoSys, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, together with its subsidiaries, develops and sells integrated circuits (ICs) for the high-speed networking, communications, storage, and computing markets. It offers Bandwidth Engine, a memory-dominated IC that has been designed to be a companion IC to packet processors; and LineSpeed IC product line, a non-memory, high-speed SerDes I/O device with clock data recovery, gearbox, and retimer functionality, which converts lanes of data received on line cards or by optical modules into various configurations and/or ensure signal integrity. The company serves networking and communications systems original equipment manufacturers. It markets and sells its products through sales and marketing personnel, sales representatives, and distributors in North America, Taiwan, Japan, and internationally. MoSys, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Plains GP Holdings, L.P. (PAGP) saw its value increase by 0.28% as the stock gained $0.09 to finish the day at a closing price of $32.49. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $8.16-$36.09 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $32.19 to $32.84 during the day, are up by 0.64% in the past three months and up by 11.99% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.62% below its 20 day moving average and -2.32% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $35.65 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 48.02. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Plains GP Holdings, L.P. together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure in the United States and Canada. It operates through three segments: Transportation, Facilities, and Supply and Logistics. The Transportation segment engages in the transportation of crude oil and NGL on pipelines, gathering systems, trucks, and barges. As of December 31, 2015, this segment owned and leased assets comprising 18,100 miles of active crude oil and NGL pipelines and gathering systems; 30 million barrels of active, above-ground tank capacity; 830 trailers; 142 transport and storage barges; and 64 transport tugs. The Facilities segment is involved in the provision of storage, terminalling, and throughput services for crude oil, refined products, NGL, and natural gas; NGL fractionation and isomerization services; and natural gas and condensate processing services. As of December 31, 2015, this segment owned and operated approximately 80 million barrels of crude oil and refined products storage capacity; 25 million barrels of NGL storage capacity; 97 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage working capacity; 31 billion cubic feet of base gas; 10 natural gas processing plants; a condensate processing facility; 7 fractionation plants; 23 crude oil and NGL rail terminals; 6 marine facilities; and 1,100 miles of active pipelines. The Supply and Logistics segment engages in merchant-related activities, including purchase of crude oil, cargos, and NGL; storage of inventory, and NGL and natural gas; and resale or exchange, and transport of crude oil and NGL. As of December 31, 2015, it owned 13 million barrels of crude oil and NGL line fill; 990 trucks and 1,100 trailers; and 10,100 crude oil and NGL railcars. The company offers logistics services for crude oil, natural gas liquids, natural gas, and refined products. PAA GP Holdings LLC operates as a general partner of the company. Plains GP Holdings, L.P. was founded in 2013 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks in Review: Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN), Teradata Corporation (TDC), NRG Yield, Inc. (NYLD)

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN) traded within a range of $17.95 to $18.2 after opening the day at $17.99. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.83% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.72% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $18.18 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -9.05% below its 52 week high of $19.99 and 23.87% above its 12-month low of $14.91. The shares are down by over -5.02% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 61.28 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates casual, upscale casual, and fine dining restaurants primarily in the United States. It operates restaurants under various concepts, including Outback Steakhouse, a casual steakhouse restaurant; Carrabba’s Italian Grill, a casual Italian restaurant; Bonefish Grill, an upscale casual seafood restaurant; and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, a contemporary steakhouse. As of June 26, 2016, the company owned and operated 1,335 restaurants and franchised 166 restaurants across 48 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam, as well as 20 countries internationally. Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

Teradata Corporation (TDC) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.1% or $0.03 to close the day at $31.59 on light trading volume of 1.28M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.6M. The Dayton Ohio 45342 based company has been outperforming the data storage devices group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 27.64%, compared to the industry which has advanced 58.67% over the same period. With RSI of 65.71, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $27.47, making it a hold for now.

Teradata Corporation provides analytic data solutions, marketing and analytic applications, and related services in the United States and internationally. Its analytic data solutions comprise software, hardware, and related business consulting and support services for data warehousing and big data analytics. The company’s products comprise Teradata Database Software that delivers near real-time intelligence; Teradata Workload-Specific Platforms; Teradata Aster Analytics Discovery Platform, which is pre-configured with Teradata Aster Database; Teradata Portfolio for Hadoop; and Teradata QueryGrid that provides access to analytics to various processing engines. It also provides Teradata Integrated Marketing Applications, which help organizations in managing marketing workflows, budget allocation, leads, analytics, and digital assets. In addition, the company provides business consulting services; technology and implementation services; cloud services; and management services for data integration, data warehouse, discovery, Hadoop, and business intelligence environments. Further, it offers customer support services, such as installation, maintenance, monitoring, back-up, and recovery services; training services; and marketing services. The company serves various industries comprising banking/financial services, communications, energy, government, insurance and healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, retail, travel and transportation logistics, and utilities. It has strategic partnerships with Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deloitte, IBM Global Business Services, and Wipro Limited. Teradata Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.

NRG Yield, Inc. (NYLD) gained $0.05 to close the day at a new closing price of $17.8, a 0.28% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 67.52% above its 52 week low of $11.75. A total of 1.27M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 541.77K. The stock, which fluctuated between $17.35 and $18.2 during the day, currently situated -2.02% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 7.23% in the past one month and up by 18.15% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $19.38 and RSI of 66.59, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

NRG Yield, Inc., through its subsidiaries, acquires, owns, and operates contracted renewable and conventional generation, and thermal infrastructure assets in the United States. As of December 31, 2015, it had contracted renewable and conventional generation portfolio of 4,435 net megawatt (MW). The company also owns thermal infrastructure assets with an aggregate steam and chilled water capacity of 1,315 net MW thermal equivalents, and electric generation capacity of 124 net MW. Its thermal infrastructure assets provide steam, hot water and/or chilled water, and electricity to commercial businesses, universities, hospitals, and governmental units. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey. NRG Yield, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc.

 

Trader’s Round Up: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA), CVS Health Corporation (CVS), S&P Global, Inc. (SPGI)

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) retreated with the stock falling -1.72% or $-0.5 to close at $28.53 on active trading volume of 7.14M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.75M. The Silver Spring Maryland 20910 based company operating under the CATV Systems industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 11.62% up for the period and up by 4.09% so far this year. With price target of $27.8 and a 20.58% rebound from 52-week low, Discovery Communications, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

CVS Health Corporation (CVS) dropped $-0.03 to close the day at a new closing price of $78.67, a -0.04% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 14.21% above its 52 week low of $69.3. A total of 5.49M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.91M. The stock, which fluctuated between $78.06 and $78.95 during the day, currently situated -25.11% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.46% in the past one month and up by 5.4% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $86.04 and RSI of 50.26, the stock still has upside potential, making it 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, specialty pharmacy and infusion 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, Medicare Part D plans, managed Medicaid plans, 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 ACS Pharmacy names. As of December 31, 2016, it had 23 retail specialty pharmacy stores, 13 specialty mail order pharmacies and 4 mail order dispensing pharmacies, and 84 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 offers photo finishing services. It has 9,709 retail stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Brazil primarily under the CVS Pharmacy, CVS, CVS Pharmacy y más, Longs Drugs, Navarro Discount Pharmacy, and Drogaria Onofre names; online retail pharmacy Websites; and 38 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.

S&P Global, Inc. (SPGI) shares were up in last trading by 0.31% to $126.92. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.86% over the past week and grew 12.9% in the past month. It is currently trading 9.7% above its 50 day moving average and 9.08% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.22% decrease in value from its one year high of $128.49. The RSI indicator value of 76.61, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

S&P Global Inc. provides independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics, and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. It operates through three segments: Ratings, Market and Commodities Intelligence, and S&P Dow Jones Indices. The Ratings segment provides credit ratings, research and analytics, information, and benchmarks to the investors, issuers, and other market participants. The Market and Commodities Intelligence segment offers multi-asset-class data; and research and analytical capabilities, which integrate cross-asset analytics and desktop services, and deliver access to information, data, analytic services, and pricing and quality benchmarks to its customers in the commodity and energy markets. The S&P Dow Jones Indices segment provides index that maintains various valuation and index benchmarks for investment advisors, wealth managers, and institutional investors. The company was formerly known as McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. and changed its name to S&P Global Inc. in April 2016. S&P Global Inc. was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Stocks To Track: Target Corporation (TGT), The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV), HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA)

Target Corporation (TGT) climbed 1.3% during last trading as the stock added $0.84 to finish the day at $65.65 with about 5.12M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.03M. The $37.26B market cap company, which fluctuated between $64.52 and $65.66 during the day, currently situated 5.27% above its 52 week low of $62.94 and -19.34% away from its one year high of $84.14. The RSI of 46.04 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer. It offers household essentials, including pharmacy, beauty, personal care, baby care, cleaning, and paper products; music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods, and toys, as well as electronics, such as video game hardware and software; and apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants, and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, and shoes. The company also provides food and pet supplies comprising dry grocery, dairy, frozen food, beverages, candy, snacks, deli, bakery, meat, produce, and pet supplies; and home furnishings and décor, including furniture, lighting, kitchenware, small appliances, home décor, bed and bath, home improvement, and automotive products, as well as seasonal merchandise, such as patio furniture and holiday décor. In addition, it offers in-store amenities, including Target Café, Target Photo, Target Optical, Portrait Studio, Starbucks, and other food service offerings. Target Corporation sells products through its stores; and digital channels, including Target.com. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 1,792 stores in the United States. Target Corporation was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) gained $0.53 to close the day at a new closing price of $120.24, a 0.44% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 16.9% above its 52 week low of $103.45. A total of 1.4M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.61M. The stock, which fluctuated between $119.49 and $120.32 during the day, currently situated -2.32% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.73% in the past one month and up by 9.66% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $121.73 and RSI of 63.46, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Travelers Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of commercial and personal property, and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, government units, associations, and individuals in the United states and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Business and International Insurance; Bond & Specialty Insurance; and Personal Insurance. The Business and International Insurance segment offers property and casualty products, including commercial multi-peril, commercial property, general liability, commercial automobile, and workers’ compensation; and personal property, employers’ liability, public and product liability, professional indemnity, commercial property, surety, marine, aviation, personal accident, and kidnap and ransom insurance. This segment operates through select accounts, which serve small businesses; commercial accounts that serve mid-sized businesses; national accounts, which serve large companies; first party that provides traditional and customized property insurance programs to large and mid-sized customers; and specialized distribution, which markets and underwrites its products through brokers, wholesale agents, program managers, and specialized retail agents. The Bond & Specialty Insurance segment provides fidelity and surety, general liability, and others, such as property, workers’ compensation, commercial automobile, and commercial multi-peril insurance products. The Personal Insurance segment offers property and casualty insurance covering personal risks, primarily automobile and homeowners insurance to individuals. The company distributes its products primarily through independent agencies and brokers. The Travelers Companies, Inc. was founded in 1853 and is based in New York, New York.

HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA) had a light trading with around 1.93M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.45M. The stock traded between $83.5 and $84.31 before closing at the price of $83.71 with -0.05% change on the day. The Nashville Tennessee 37203 based company is currently trading 31.06% above its 52 week low of $65.6 and -0.65% below its 52 week high of $84.31. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 70.18 and $91.04 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

HCA Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides health care services in the United States. It operates general, acute care hospitals that offer medical and surgical services, including inpatient care, intensive care, cardiac care, diagnostic, and emergency services; and outpatient services, such as outpatient surgery, laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy, cardiology, and physical therapy services. The company also operates psychiatric hospitals, which provide therapeutic programs comprising child, adolescent and adult psychiatric care, adult and adolescent alcohol and drug abuse treatment, and counseling. In addition, it operates outpatient health care facilities consisting of freestanding ambulatory surgery centers, freestanding emergency care facilities, urgent care facilities, walk-in clinics, diagnostic and imaging centers, rehabilitation and physical therapy centers, radiation and oncology therapy centers, physician practices, and various other facilities. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 164 general, acute care hospitals with 43,275 licensed beds; 3 psychiatric hospitals with 396 licensed beds; and 1 rehabilitation hospital, as well as 116 freestanding surgery centers. HCA Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

Stocks Highlights: Cerulean Pharma Inc. (CERU), Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SGYP), Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (ASNA)

Cerulean Pharma Inc. (CERU) had a active trading with around 3.19M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.2M. The stock traded between $1.37 and $1.59 before closing at the price of $1.44 with -6.49% change on the day. The Waltham Massachusetts 02451 based company is currently trading 128.46% above its 52 week low of $0.63 and -66.74% below its 52 week high of $4.33. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 69.82 and $5.5 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SGYP) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.94% or $0.12 to close the day at $6.3 on light trading volume of 3.15M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.14M. 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 68%, compared to the industry which has dropped -27.58% over the same period. With RSI of 54.67, 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.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (ASNA) shares were up in last trading by 5.87% to $5.41. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 11.55% over the past week and fell -0.18% in the past month. It is currently trading -9.45% below its 50 day moving average and -19.49% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -51.95% decrease in value from its one year high of $11.26. The RSI indicator value of 51.24, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of apparel, shoes, and accessories for women and tween girls in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The company operates through six segments: ANN, Justice, Lane Bryant, maurices, dressbarn, and Catherines. It creates, designs, and develops a range of merchandise, including apparel, accessories, footwear, and intimates; lifestyle products comprising cosmetics, bedroom furnishings, and electronics; and wear-to-work, casual sportswear, footwear, and social occasion apparel. The company also offers casual clothing, career wear, dressy apparel, and active wear, as well as special occasion and classic apparel. Its principal brands comprise ANN TAYLOR, LOFT, ANN TAYLOR LOFT, LOU & GREY, JUSTICE, LANE BRYANT, LANE BRYANT OUTLET, CACIQUE, RIGHT FIT, MAURICES, DRESSBARN, CATHERINES, CATHERINES PLUS SIZES, MAGGIE BARNES, LIZ&ME, SERENADA, DRESSBAR, 6th & LANE, and MAURICES IN MOTION. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated approximately 4,900 stores. It also offers its products through its Websites, including anntaylor.com, LOFT.com, louandgrey.com, shopjustice.com, lanebryant.com, cacique.com, maurices.com, dressbarn.com, and catherines.com. The company was formerly known as Dress Barn, Inc. and changed its name to Ascena Retail Group, Inc. in January 2011. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. was founded in 1962 and is based in Mahwah, New Jersey.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP), Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX), First Data Corporation (FDC)

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) grew with the stock adding 2.92% or $1.12 to close at $39.53 on light trading volume of 3.5M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.95M. The Dallas Texas 75225 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 62.63% up for the period and up by 13.43% so far this year. With price target of $43.95 and a 81.98% rebound from 52-week low, Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. engages in the natural gas midstream, and intrastate transportation and storage businesses in the United States. The company’s Intrastate Transportation and Storage segment transports natural gas from various natural gas producing areas, and through ET fuel system and HPL system. It owns and operates 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas. Its Interstate Transportation and Storage segment provides natural gas transportation and storage services; owns and operates approximately 12,300 miles of interstate natural gas pipeline; and has interests in various natural gas pipelines. The company’s Midstream segment gathers, compresses, treats, blends, processes, and markets natural gas. It owns and operates 35,000 miles of in service natural gas, 31 natural gas processing plants, 21 natural gas treating facilities, and 4 natural gas conditioning facilities. The company’s Liquids Transportation and Services segment transports mixed NGLs and other hydrocarbons; stores mixed NGLs, NGL products, and petrochemical products; and separates mixed NGL streams into purity products. It owns and operates various NGL pipelines, and NGL storage facilities with aggregate storage capacity of approximately 51 million barrels. Its Investment in Sunoco Logistics segment gathers, purchases, markets, and sells crude oil; and owns and operates 1,800 miles of refined products pipelines. The company’s Retail Marketing segment sells motor fuel and merchandise at company-operated retail locations and branded convenience stores in 14 states, primarily on the east coast and south regions of the United States. Its Other segment provides natural gas compression equipment and compression services; manages coal and natural resources property, sells standing timber, and leases coal-related infrastructure facilities; and generates electrical power. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) dropped $-0.06 to close the day at a new closing price of $15.9, a -0.38% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 174.14% above its 52 week low of $6.55. A total of 23.41M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 30.89M. The stock, which fluctuated between $15.56 and $15.99 during the day, currently situated -6.8% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.67% in the past one month and up by 14.06% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $14.76 and RSI of 52.13, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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.

First Data Corporation (FDC) shares were up in last trading by 0.68% to $16.25. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 4.84% over the past week and grew 5.31% in the past month. It is currently trading 8.02% above its 50 day moving average and 21.18% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.29% decrease in value from its one year high of $16.63. The RSI indicator value of 65.31, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

First Data Corporation provides electronic commerce solutions for merchants, financial institutions, and card issuers worldwide. It operates through three segments: Global Business Solutions, Global Financial Solutions, and Network & Security Solutions. The Global Business Solutions segment offers retail point-of-sale merchant acquiring and e-commerce services; and next-generation offerings, such as mobile payment services and webstore-in-a-box solutions, as well as its cloud-based Clover point-of-sale operating system, which includes a marketplace for proprietary and third-party business applications. The Global Financial Solutions segment provides credit solutions for bank and non-bank issuers, including credit and retail private-label card processing solutions; and licensed financial software systems, such as VisionPLUS bank processing application and lending solutions. This segment also offers a suite of related services, including card personalization and embossing, statement printing, client service, and remittance processing services to financial institutions. The Network & Security Solutions segment provides various value-added solutions, which include electronic funds transfer network solutions, such as debit card processing solutions; stored value network solutions; and security and fraud management solutions. This segment also supports its online and mobile banking digital strategies, and its business supporting mobile wallets. First Data Corporation was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Investor’s Alert: Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD), Sprint Corporation (S), Schlumberger Limited (SLB)

Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.94% or $1.86 to close the day at $198.9 on higher than average trading volume of 1.92M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.65M. The Irving Texas 75039 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas companies by 15.4905% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 10.46% YTD, versus the independent oil & gas industry which is down -1.75% for the same period. The RSI of 68.57 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Sprint Corporation (S) had a active trading with around 23.56M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 18.41M. The stock traded between $8.75 and $9.18 before closing at the price of $9.07 with 2.6% change on the day. The Overland Park Kansas 66251 based company is currently trading 240.98% above its 52 week low of $2.84 and -6.01% below its 52 week high of $9.65. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 57.48 and $7.28 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Sprint Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various wireless and wireline communications products and services to consumers, businesses, government subscribers, and resellers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company operates in two segments, Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment offers wireless data communication services, including mobile productivity applications, such as Internet access, messaging, and email services; wireless photo and video offerings; location-based capabilities comprising asset and fleet management, dispatch services, and navigation tools; and mobile entertainment applications. It also provides wireless voice communications services that include local and long-distance wireless voice services, as well as voicemail, call waiting, three-way calling, caller identification, directory assistance, and call forwarding services. In addition, this segment offers voice and data services internationally through roaming arrangements; and customized wireless services to large companies and government agencies, as well as sells wireless devices, broadband devices, connected devices, and accessories to agents and other third-party distributors. The Wireline segment provides wireline voice and data communications, including domestic and international data communications using various protocols, such as multiprotocol label switching technologies, Internet protocol (IP), managed network services, Voice over IP, session initiated protocol, and traditional voice services to other communications companies, and targeted business and consumer subscribers, as well as for cable multiple system operators. Sprint Corporation offers its services under the Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Assurance Wireless brands. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. Sprint Corporation is a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp.

Schlumberger Limited (SLB) traded within a range of $81.54 to $82.5 after opening the day at $82.04. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.17% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.78% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $82.46 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -5.55% below its 52 week high of $87.84 and 20.09% above its 12-month low of $70.4. The shares are up by over 6.1% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 46.13 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Schlumberger Limited supplies technology products and services to the oil and gas exploration and production industry worldwide. Its Reservoir Characterization Group segment provides reservoir imaging, monitoring, and development services; wireline technologies for open and cased-hole services; slickline services; exploration and production pressure and flow-rate measurement services comprising surface and downhole services; software integrated solutions, such as software, consulting, information management, and IT infrastructure services; consulting services for reservoir characterization, field development planning, and production enhancement; and petrotechnical data services and training solutions, as well as integrated management services. Its Drilling Group segment designs, manufactures, and markets roller cone and fixed cutter drill bits; supplies drilling fluid systems; provides pressure drilling and underbalanced drilling solutions, and environmental services and products; mud logging services; land drilling rigs and support services; and well planning and drilling, engineering, supervision, logistics, procurement, contracting, and drilling rig management services, as well as bottom-hole-assembly, borehole-enlargement technologies, impact tools, tubulars, and tubular services. Its Production Group segment provides well services comprising pressure pumping, well cementing, and stimulation services; coiled tubing equipment; well completion services and equipment that include packers, safety valves, and sand control technology, as well as completions technology and equipment; artificial lifts; and integrated production and production management services. Its Cameron Group segment offers integrated subsea production systems; surface systems; drilling equipment and services; and valve products and measurement systems. The company was formerly known as Socie´te´ de Prospection E´lectrique. Schlumberger Limited was founded in 1926 and is based in Houston, Texas.