Chris Butler

3 Stocks to Watch For: Biocept, Inc. (BIOC), J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), Zynga Inc. (ZNGA)

Biocept, Inc. (BIOC) saw its value increase by 29.59% as the stock gained $0.5 to finish the day at a closing price of $2.19. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $0.74-$5.64 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $1.94 to $2.28 during the day, are up by 171.31% in the past three months and up by 247.62% over the past six months. It is currently trading 31.65% above its 20 day moving average and 82.51% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $0 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 68.15.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Biocept, Inc., a cancer diagnostics company, develops and commercializes proprietary circulating tumor cell (CTC) and circulating tumor DNA assays utilizing a standard blood sample. The company’s cancer assays provide an information to oncologists and other physicians that enable them to select personalized treatment for their patients based on detailed data on the characteristics of tumors. It offers assays for solid tumor indications, such as breast cancer, lung cancer, gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, and melanoma. The company sells its cancer diagnostic assays directly to oncologists and other physicians at private and group practices, hospitals, and cancer centers in the United States, as well as markets its clinical trial and research services to pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, and clinical research organizations. Biocept, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) shares were up in last trading by 1.29% to $7.07. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 5.21% over the past week and grew 1% in the past month. It is currently trading -12.73% below its 50 day moving average and -19.33% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -41.03% decrease in value from its one year high of $11.99. The RSI indicator value of 44.41, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) traded within a range of $2.47 to $2.57 after opening the day at $2.54. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.95% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.8% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $2.52 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -18.18% below its 52 week high of $3.08 and 41.57% above its 12-month low of $1.81. The shares are down by over -12.5% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 38.75 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Zynga Inc. develops, markets, and operates social games as live services played on the Internet, social networking sites, and mobile platforms in the United States, North America, Asia, and the European Union. It offers its online social games primarily under the Slots, Words With Friends, Zynga Poker, and FarmVille franchises. The company’s games are accessible on mobile platforms, Facebook, and other social networks, as well as Zynga.com. It also provides advertising services to advertising agencies and brokers. The company was formerly known as Zynga Game Network Inc. and changed its name to Zynga Inc. in November 2010. Zynga Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Stocks To Watch: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT), Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN), SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU)

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT) traded within a range of $32.2 to $33.99 after opening the day at $32.24. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 8.02% so far this year. The stock was up close to 3.45% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $33.24 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -0.04% below its 52 week high of $33.99 and 37.95% above its 12-month low of $24.31. The shares are up by over 17.25% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 66.82 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 2.29% or $1.02 to close the day at $45.55 on active trading volume of 5.42M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.58M. The Seattle Washington 98101 based company has been underperforming the apparel stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -4.55%, compared to the industry which has dropped -0.13% over the same period. With RSI of 46.18, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $50.76, making it a hold for now.

Nordstrom, Inc., a fashion specialty retailer, offers apparel, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories for men, women, and children in the United States and Canada. It operates through two segments, Retail and Credit. The Retail segment offers a selection of brand name and private label merchandise through various channels, including Nordstrom branded full-line stores and online store at Nordstrom.com; Nordstrom Rack stores; Nordstromrack.com and HauteLook; and other retail channels, including Trunk Club showrooms and TrunkClub.com, Jeffrey boutiques, and clearance store that operates under the name Last Chance. The Credit segment operates Nordstrom fsb, a federal savings bank, which provides a private label credit card, two Nordstrom VISA credit cards, and a debit card. Its credit and debit cards feature a shopping-based loyalty program. As of February 1, 2017, the company operated 349 stores in 40 states, including 123 full-line stores in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico; 215 Nordstrom Rack stores; 2 Jeffrey boutiques; and 2 clearance stores. Nordstrom, Inc. also sells its products through catalogs. The company was founded in 1901 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) gained $0.18 to close the day at a new closing price of $3.92, a 4.81% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 7.69% above its 52 week low of $3.68. A total of 5.37M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.1M. The stock, which fluctuated between $3.68 and $3.97 during the day, currently situated -36.47% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -18.16% in the past one month and down by -7.76% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $5.04 and RSI of 41.09, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

SUPERVALU INC., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a grocery wholesaler and retailer in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Wholesale, Save-A-Lot, and Retail. The Wholesale segment offers wholesale distribution of various food and non-food products to independent retail customers, such as single and multiple grocery store independent operators, regional chains, and the military. This segment operates approximately 1,796 stores with a network spanning 40 states. The Save-A-Lot segment owns, operates, and licenses 1,360 discount grocery stores under the Save-A-Lot banner, including 897 licensed Save-A-Lot stores and 463 company-operated stores. The Retail segment operates retail stores that provide groceries and various additional products, including general merchandise, home, health and beauty care, and pharmacy products. This segment operates 200 stores under the Cub Foods, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, Shop ’n Save, Farm Fresh, and Hornbacher’s banners, as well as 2 Rainbow and 2 County Market stores. The company provides a range of brand name and private-label products comprising perishable and nonperishable grocery products. SUPERVALU INC. was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

 

3 Trending Stocks: CoreCivic, Inc. (CXW), Cree, Inc. (CREE), Zillow Group, Inc. (Z)

CoreCivic, Inc. (CXW) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 5.16% or $1.52 to close the day at $30.99 on active trading volume of 3.03M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.24M. The Nashville Tennessee 37215 based company has been outperforming the reit – diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 18.67%, compared to the industry which has advanced 33.12% over the same period. With RSI of 76.21, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $32, making it a hold for now.

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

Cree, Inc. (CREE) fell -8.01% during last trading as the stock lost $-2.24 to finish the day at $25.71 with about 3.01M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.18M. The $2.53B market cap company, which fluctuated between $25.68 and $26.83 during the day, currently situated 23.9% above its 52 week low of $20.75 and -21.9% away from its one year high of $32.92. The RSI of 32.41 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Cree, Inc. provides lighting-class light emitting diode (LED), lighting, and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications in the United States, China, Europe, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and internationally. Its Lighting Products segment offers LED lighting systems and bulbs for use in settings, such as office and retail space, restaurants and hospitality, schools and universities, manufacturing, healthcare, airports, municipal, residential, street lighting and parking structures, and other applications. This segment sells its products to distributors, retailers, and customers. The company’s LED Products segment provides blue and green LED chip products for use in various applications, including video screens, gaming displays, function indicator lights and automotive backlights, headlamps, and directional indicators. It also offers XLamp LED components and LED modules for lighting applications; and surface mount and through-hole packaged LED products for video, signage, general illumination, transportation, gaming, and specialty lighting applications. In addition, this segment provides silicon carbide (SiC) materials for RF, power switching, gemstones, and other applications. Its Power and RF Products segment offers SiC-based power products consisting of Schottky diodes, SiC metal semiconductor field-effect transistors, and SiC power modules for use in power supplies used in computer servers, solar inverters, uninterruptible power supplies, industrial power supplies, and other applications. This segment also provides gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) for military, telecom, and other commercial applications; and custom die manufacturing services for GaN HEMTs and MMICs. Cree, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina.

Zillow Group, Inc. (Z) saw its value decrease by -1.48% as the stock dropped $-0.51 to finish the day at a closing price of $34.01. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $16.61-$39.88 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $32.9 to $34.88 during the day, are down by -4.14% in the past three months and down by -3.71% over the past six months. It is currently trading -6.37% below its 20 day moving average and -7.03% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $36.4 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 34.84. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Zillow Group, Inc. operates real estate and home-related information marketplaces on mobile and the Web in the United States. The company offers a portfolio of brands and products to enable people find information about homes and connect with local professionals. Its brands focus on various stages of the home lifecycle, including renting, buying, selling, and financing. The company’s portfolio of consumer brands comprises real estate and rental marketplaces, such as Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy, HotPads, and Naked Apartments. It also owns and operates various brands comprising Mortech, dotloop, Bridge Interactive, and Retsly, as well as provides advertising services to real estate agents, and rental and mortgage professionals. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

 

Momentum Stocks in Focus: Radian Group Inc. (RDN), ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA), MaxLinear, Inc. (MXL)

Radian Group Inc. (RDN) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 2.53% or $0.48 to close the day at $19.46 on light trading volume of 2.54M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.68M. The Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103 based company has been outperforming the property & casualty insurance group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 83.93%, compared to the industry which has advanced 28.35% over the same period. With RSI of 69.75, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $20.8, making it a hold for now.

Radian Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides mortgage and real estate products and services in the United States. It operates through two segments, Mortgage Insurance, and Mortgage and Real Estate Services (Services). The Mortgage Insurance segment provides credit-related insurance coverage, principally through private mortgage insurance that protects mortgage lenders from all or a portion of default-related losses on residential mortgage loans made to home buyers, as well as facilitates the sale of these mortgage loans in the secondary mortgage market. It offers primary mortgage insurance coverage on residential first-lien mortgage loans. This segment primarily serves mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, savings institutions, credit unions, and community banks. The Services segment provides outsourced services, information-based analytics, and specialty consulting services for buyers and sellers of, and investors in, mortgage- and real estate-related loans and securities, and other asset-backed securities. This segment offers loan review and due diligence, monitoring of mortgage servicer and loan performance, valuation and component services, real estate owned asset management services, and outsourced mortgage services. Radian Group Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA) grew with the stock adding 0.08% or $0.02 to close at $23.89 on active trading volume of 2.53M compared its three months average trading volume of 10.5M. The Cambridge Massachusetts 02139 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 418.22% up for the period and up by 92.04% so far this year. With price target of $20.63 and a 446.68% rebound from 52-week low, ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an oncology company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of drugs for cancer patients in the United States and internationally. It offers Iclusig (ponatinib), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) for the treatment of adult patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the United States, the European Union, Australia, Switzerland, Israel, and Canada. The company also develops Brigatinib, an investigational inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase for the treatment of various patients with a form of non-small cell lung cancer; and AP32788, for treating non-small cell lung cancer and various other solid tumors. It markets and sells Iclusig through specialty pharmacy in the United States. The company has license agreements with Medinol Ltd. to develop and commercialize stents and other medical devices to deliver ridaforolimus. ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

MaxLinear, Inc. (MXL) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.97% or $-0.26 to close the day at $26.58 on lower than average trading volume of 2.51M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 863.98K. The Carlsbad California 92008 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – integrated circuits companies by 25.1652% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 21.93% YTD, versus the semiconductor – integrated circuits industry which is up 5.54% for the same period. The RSI of 74.74 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

MaxLinear, Inc. provides integrated, radio-frequency (RF) and mixed-signal circuits for broadband communication and data center, metro, and long-haul transport network applications worldwide. The company offers RF receivers and RF receiver systems-on-chips to receive and demodulate broadband signals and physical medium devices that provide a constant current source, current-to-voltage regulation, and data alignment and retiming functionality in optical interconnect applications. Its products enable the distribution and display of broadband video and data content in various electronic devices, such as cable and terrestrial and satellite set top boxes, DOCSIS data and voice gateways, hybrid analog and digital televisions, satellite low-noise blocker transponders or outdoor units, and optical modules. The company also offers laser modulator drivers, which delivers the current to the laser diode to operate for a particular application; Transimpedance amplifiers that provide current-to-voltage conversion, converting the low-level current of a sensor to a voltage; and clock and data recovery circuits, which generate a clock from an approximate frequency reference and then phase-aligns to the transitions in the data stream with a phase-locked loop. It sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, module makers, and original design manufacturers through direct sales force, third party sales representatives, and a network of distributors. The company has a strategic partnership with MStar Semiconductor, Inc. to develop reference design for ultra high definition smart cable gateway set-top boxes. MaxLinear, Inc. was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS), The Carlyle Group LP (CG), Qorvo, Inc. (QRVO)

Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS) climbed 2.02% during last trading as the stock added $0.4 to finish the day at $20.2 with about 1.31M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 918.63K. The $1.74B market cap company, which fluctuated between $19.8 and $20.25 during the day, currently situated 331.62% above its 52 week low of $4.8 and -0.25% away from its one year high of $20.25. The RSI of 81.58 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

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

The Carlyle Group LP (CG) dropped $-0.15 to close the day at a new closing price of $16.3, a -0.91% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 61.62% above its 52 week low of $11.85. A total of 1.31M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 860.51K. The stock, which fluctuated between $16 and $16.55 during the day, currently situated -6.86% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.1% in the past one month and up by 6.89% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $19.46 and RSI of 37.98, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Carlyle Group LP is an investment firm specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. Within direct investments, it specializes in management-led/ Leveraged buyouts, privatizations, divestitures, strategic minority equity investments, structured credit, global distressed and corporate opportunities, small and middle market, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, senior debt, mezzanine and leveraged finance, and venture and growth capital financings, seed/startup, early venture, emerging growth, turnaround, mid venture, late venture, PIPES. The firm invests across four segments which include Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies, and Solutions. The firm typically invests in agribusiness, ecological sector, airports, parking, Plastics, Rubber, diversified natural resources, minerals, farming, aerospace, defense, automotive, consumer, retail, industrial, infrastructure, energy, power, healthcare, software, software enabled services, semiconductors, communications infrastructure, financial technology, utilities, gaming, systems and related supply chain, electronic systems, systems, oil and gas, processing facilities, power generation assets, technology, systems, real estate, financial services, transportation, business services, telecommunications, media, and logistics sectors. Within the industrial sector, the firm invests in manufacturing, building products, packaging, chemicals, metals and mining, forestry and paper products, and industrial consumables and services. In consumer and retail sectors, it invests in food and beverage, retail, restaurants, consumer products, domestic consumption, consumer services, personal care products, direct marketing, and education. Within aerospace, defense, business services, and government services sectors, it seeks to invest in defense electronics, manufacturing and services, government contracting and services, information technology, distribution companies. In telecommunication and media sectors, it invests in cable TV, directories, publishing, entertainment and content delivery services, wireless infrastructure/services, fixed line networks, satellite services, broadband and Internet, and infrastructure. Within real estate, the firm invests in office, hotel, industrial, retail, for sale residential, student housing, hospitality, multifamily residential, homebuilding and building products, and senior living sectors. The firm seeks to make investments in growing business including those with overleveraged balance sheets. The firm seeks to hold its investments for four to six years. In the healthcare sector, it invests in healthcare services, outsourcing services, companies running clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies, managed care, pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical related services, healthcare IT, medical, products, and devices. It seeks to invest in companies based in Sub-Saharan focusing on Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Botswana, Nigeria, Uganda, West Africa, North Africa and South Africa focusing on Tanzania and Zambia; Asia focusing on Pakistan, India, South East Asia, Indonesia, Korea, and Japan; Australia; New Zealand; Europe focusing on France, Italy, Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Benelux , Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, and Russia; Middle East focusing on Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and UAE; North America focusing on United States which further invest in Southeastern United States, Texas, Boston, San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest; Asia Pacific; Soviet Union, Central-Eastern Europe, and Israel; Nordic region; and South America focusing on Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru. The firm seeks to invest in food, financial, and healthcare industries in Western China. In the real estate sector, the firm seeks to invest in various locations across Europe focusing on France and Central Europe, United States, Asia focusing on China, and Latin America. It typically invests between $5 million and $50 million for venture investments and between $20 million and $1 billion for buyouts in companies with enterprise value of between $37.15 million and $1000 million and sales value of $10 million and $500 million. It seeks to invest in companies with market capitalization greater than $50 million. It typically holds its investments for three to five years. Within automotive and transportation sectors, the firm seeks to hold its investments in for four to six years. While investing in Japan, it does not invest in companies with more than 1,000 employees and prefers companies worth between $100 million and $150 million. The firm originates, structures, and acts as lead equity investor in the transactions. The Carlyle Group LP was founded in 1987 and is based in Washington, District of Columbia with additional offices in 20 countries across six continents (North America, South America, Asia, Australia, Europe, and Africa).

Qorvo, Inc. (QRVO) had a light trading with around 1.31M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.6M. The stock traded between $65.57 and $66.4 before closing at the price of $66.28 with 0.12% change on the day. The company is currently trading 99.04% above its 52 week low of $34.82 and 0.05% above its 52 week high of $66.4. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 72.39 and $64.35 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

Qorvo, Inc. provides technologies and radio frequency (RF) solutions for mobile, infrastructure, and defense and aerospace applications worldwide. It operates through Mobile Products (MP) and Infrastructure and Defense Products (IDP) segments. The MP segment offers RF front end modules that combine high-performance filters, power amplifiers (PA), low noise amplifiers and switches, PA modules, transmit modules, antenna control solutions, antenna switch modules, diversity receive modules, and envelope tracking power management devices. This segment supplies its RF solutions into mobile devices, including smartphones, notebook computers, wearables, tablets, and cellular-based applications for the Internet of things. The IDP segment provides high power gallium arsenide, gallium nitride power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, switches, radio frequency filter solutions, CMOS system-on-a-chip solutions, fixed frequency and voltage-controlled oscillators, filters, attenuators, modulators, driver and transimpedance amplifiers, and various multichip and hybrid assemblies. This segment supplies its RF solutions to wireless network infrastructure, defense, and aerospace markets; and connectivity applications for commercial, consumer, industrial, and automotive markets. The company sells its products directly to customers, as well as through a network of domestic and foreign sales representative firms and distributors to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers. Qorvo, Inc. is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

 

Stocks on Trader’s Radar: Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (ESPR), Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (BERY), Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (HOS)

Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (ESPR) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.79% or $-0.37 to close the day at $20.3 on light trading volume of 1.39M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 381.87K. The Ann Arbor Michigan 48108 based company has been outperforming the biotechnology group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 44.38%, compared to the industry which has advanced 7.38% over the same period. With RSI of 78.15, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $19.22, making it a hold for now.

Esperion Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the research, development, and commercialization of oral and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering therapies for the treatment of patients with elevated LDL-C. Its lead product candidate is ETC-1002 or Bempedoic acid, an inhibitor of ATP Citrate Lyase, an enzyme on the cholesterol biosynthesis pathway that is in Phase III long-term safety and tolerability study to treat patients with hypercholesterolemia whose LDL-C is not adequately controlled with low- and moderate-dose statins. Bempedoic acid inhibits cholesterol synthesis in the liver, decreases intracellular cholesterol, and up-regulates LDL-receptors, resulting in increased LDL-C clearance and reduced plasma levels of LDL-C. Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (BERY) fell -0.93% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.46 to finish the day at $48.96 with about 1.39M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.39M. The $6.08B market cap company, which fluctuated between $48.64 and $49.57 during the day, currently situated 75.04% above its 52 week low of $28.22 and -7.57% away from its one year high of $52.97. The RSI of 36.41 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Berry Plastics Group, Inc. manufactures and distributes plastic consumer packaging and engineered materials in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Malaysia, India, China, and the Netherlands. The company operates through three segments: Health, Hygiene & Specialties; Consumer Packaging; and Engineered Materials. It offers containers; foodservice products, such as thermoformed polypropylene and injection-molded plastic drink cups; closures and over caps comprising continuous-thread and child-resistant closures, as well as aerosol over caps; bottle and prescription containers; and extruded and laminate tubes. The company also provides engineered materials, including corrosion protection products; and cloth and foil, splicing and laminating, flame-retardant, vinyl-coated and carton sealing, electrical, double-faced cloth, masking, mounting, OEM, and medical and specialty tapes. The company’s engineered materials also consists of drop cloths and retail trash bags; polyvinyl chloride films and boxed products; trash-can liners and food bags; and stretch and shrink films. In addition, it offers flexible packaging products, such as personal care films; food and consumer films, as well as barrier films; and converter films, including coated and laminated products, as well as a range of products for the food, healthcare, and personal care markets. The company sells its products through direct sales force and distributors. Berry Plastics Group, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Evansville, Indiana.

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (HOS) saw its value increase by 3.22% as the stock gained $0.21 to finish the day at a closing price of $6.74. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $3-$12.98 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $6.6 to $6.84 during the day, are up by 63.2% in the past three months and up by 16.61% over the past six months. It is currently trading -8.5% below its 20 day moving average and -7.22% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $7.75 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 41.94. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

Stocks In Queue: RSP Permian, Inc. (RSPP), Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc. (SPWH), TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (TPH)

RSP Permian, Inc. (RSPP) climbed 1.65% during last trading as the stock added $0.67 to finish the day at $41.29 with about 1.41M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.8M. The $5.22B market cap company, which fluctuated between $40.89 and $41.68 during the day, currently situated 126% above its 52 week low of $18.93 and -12% away from its one year high of $46.92. The RSI of 39.76 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

RSP Permian, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of unconventional oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin of West Texas. It owns interest in contiguous acreage blocks in the core of the Midland Basin, a sub-basin of the Permian Basin, primarily in the adjacent counties of Midland, Martin, Andrews, Dawson, Ector, and Glasscock. RSP Permian, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc. (SPWH) dropped $-0.65 to close the day at a new closing price of $5.98, a -9.8% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock -1.16% below its 52 week low of $5.97. A total of 1.41M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 544.46K. The stock, which fluctuated between $5.97 and $6.62 during the day, currently situated -57.84% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -33.85% in the past one month and down by -36.45% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $12.58 and RSI of 16.9, the stock still has upside potential, making it a buy for now.

Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an outdoor sporting goods retailer in the United States. The company offers camping products, including backpacks, camp essentials, canoes and kayaks, coolers, outdoor cooking equipment, sleeping bags, tents, and tools; and clothing products comprising camouflage, jackets, hats, outerwear, sportswear, technical gear, and work wear. Its stores also provide fishing products consisting of bait, electronics, fishing rods, flotation items, fly fishing products, lines, lures, reels, tackle, and small boats; and foot wear products that include hiking boots, socks, sport sandals, technical footwear, trial shoes, casual shoes, waders, and work boots. In addition, the company offers hunting and shooting products, including ammunition, archery items, ATV accessories, blinds and tree stands, decoys, firearms, reloading equipment, and shooting gear; and optics, electronics, and accessories comprising gift items, GPS devices, knives, lighting, optics, and two-way radios. Further, its stores provide archery technician services, fishing-reel line winding, gun bore sighting and scope mounting, and other services, as well as issues hunting and fishing licenses. Additionally, the company offers various private label offerings under the Rustic Ridge, Killik, Vital Impact, Yukon Gold, Lost River, and Sportsman’s Warehouse brands. As of August 9, 2016, the company operated 72 retail stores in 20 states. Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Midvale, Utah.

TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (TPH) had a light trading with around 1.41M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.82M. The stock traded between $11.77 and $12.01 before closing at the price of $11.93 with -0.08% change on the day. The Irvine California 92612 based company is currently trading 35.11% above its 52 week low of $9.14 and -15.99% below its 52 week high of $14.2. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 42.16 and $16.11 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

TRI Pointe Group, Inc., through its subsidiary, TRI Pointe Homes, Inc., engages in the design, construction, and sale of single-family attached and detached homes in the United States. It also develops and sells land and lots. The company operates a portfolio of six brands across eight states, including Maracay Homes in Arizona; Pardee Homes in California and Nevada; Quadrant Homes in Washington; Trendmaker Homes in Texas; TRI Pointe Homes in California and Colorado; and Winchester Homes in Maryland and Virginia. In addition, it offers financial services, such as mortgage financing and title services. The company sells homes through its own sales representatives and independent real estate brokers. TRI Pointe Group, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. TRI Pointe Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser NR Company.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Brinker International, Inc. (EAT), F.N.B. Corporation (FNB), Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (CLDX)

Brinker International, Inc. (EAT) climbed 2.1% during last trading as the stock added $0.93 to finish the day at $45.27 with about 1.75M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.54M. The $2.23B market cap company, which fluctuated between $44.28 and $45.76 during the day, currently situated 6.66% above its 52 week low of $43.18 and -18.4% away from its one year high of $55.84. The RSI of 42.84 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Brinker International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, develops, operates, and franchises casual dining restaurants worldwide. As of June 29, 2016, it had 1,660 company-owned and franchised restaurants comprising 1,609 restaurants under the Chili’s Grill & Bar brand name; and 51 restaurants under the Maggiano’s Little Italy brand name. The company was founded in 1975 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

F.N.B. Corporation (FNB) gained $0.3 to close the day at a new closing price of $14.96, a 2.05% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 35.62% above its 52 week low of $11.69. A total of 1.75M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.19M. The stock, which fluctuated between $14.69 and $14.96 during the day, currently situated -8.95% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -6.62% in the past one month and up by 15.21% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $16.93 and RSI of 43.31, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

F.N.B. Corporation, a financial holding company, provides a range of financial services to consumers, corporations, governments, and small- to medium-sized businesses primarily in Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and northern West Virginia. It operates through four segments: Community Banking, Wealth Management, Insurance, and Consumer Finance. The Community Banking segment offers various deposit products, such as commercial and individual demand, savings, and time deposit accounts; and commercial, mortgage, and individual installment loans. The Wealth Management segment provides a range of personal and corporate fiduciary services, including the administration of decedent and trust estates; investment products and services for customers through a networking relationship with a third-party licensed brokerage firm; and investment programs consisting of mutual funds, annuities, stocks, and bonds for individuals, corporations, and retirement funds, as well as community banking customers. The Insurance segment operates as a full-service insurance brokerage agency that offers commercial and personal insurance products through various carriers to businesses and individuals; acts as a reinsurer to underwrite credit life, and accident and health insurance products; and provides title insurance products. The Consumer Finance segment is primarily involved in making personal installment loans to individuals; and purchasing installment sales finance contracts from retail merchants. The company also offers mezzanine financing options for small-to medium-sized businesses; and new or used equipment commercial loans and leasing services. As of December 31, 2015, it had 288 community banking offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and West Virginia; and 76 consumer finance offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky. F.N.B. Corporation was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (CLDX) had a light trading with around 1.73M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.12M. The stock traded between $3.41 and $3.52 before closing at the price of $3.5 with 2.34% change on the day. The Hampton New Jersey 08827 based company is currently trading 22.81% above its 52 week low of $2.85 and -60% below its 52 week high of $8.75. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 51.36 and $7.38 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Celldex Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and commercializes novel therapeutics for human health care. The company’s lead drug candidates comprise Rintega (CDX-110), a therapeutic vaccine in Phase III clinical studies for the treatment of glioblastoma patients that express an epidermal growth factor receptor variant III, as well as in Phase II study for the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma; Glembatumumab vedotin (CDX-011), a targeted antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) in a randomized Phase IIb study for the treatment of triple negative breast cancer, as well as in Phase II study for the treatment of metastatic melanoma; and Varlilumab (CDX-1127), an immune modulating antibody is in Phase I study for the treatment of multiple solid tumors. It also has various earlier stage drug candidates in clinical development, including CDX-1401, a targeted immunotherapeutic aimed at antigen presenting cells for cancer indications; CDX-301, an immune cell mobilizing agent and dendritic cell growth factor; and CDX-014, a fully-human monoclonal ADC that targets T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain 1, a molecule, which is upregulated in various cancers comprising renal cell and ovarian carcinomas. In addition, the company is developing CDX-0158, which is in a Phase I dose escalation study in refractory gastrointestinal stromal tumors; CDX-3379 that completed a Phase Ib study for adult patients with advanced solid tumors; and a multi-faceted TAM program to generate antibodies that modulate the TAM family of RTKs comprising of Tyro3, AXL, and MerTK. It has research collaboration and license agreements with Medarex, Inc.; Rockefeller University; Duke University Brain Tumor Cancer Center; Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research; Alteris Therapeutics, Inc.; University of Southampton; Amgen Inc.; Amgen Fremont; and Seattle Genetics, Inc., as well as clinical trial collaboration with Roche Holding. The company is headquartered in Hampton, New Jersey.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: Leucadia National Corporation (LUK), Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD), Jabil Circuit, Inc. (JBL)

Leucadia National Corporation (LUK) traded within a range of $23.49 to $24.04 after opening the day at $23.54. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 2.8% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.05% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $23.9 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -2.85% below its 52 week high of $24.6 and 69.78% above its 12-month low of $14.27. The shares are up by over 27.39% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 52.16 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Leucadia National Corporation, a diversified holding company, engages in investment banking and capital markets, beef processing, manufacturing, oil and gas exploration and production, and asset management activities. Its services include equities research, sales, and trading; financing, securities lending, and other brokerage; wealth management; fixed income sales and trading; trade execution in foreign exchange, spot, forward, swap, and option contracts across currencies; equity and debt capital markets, as well as financial advisory in the areas of mergers and acquisition, restructuring, and recapitalization; equity and debt financing to companies, financial sponsors, and government entities; and investment management services to pension funds, insurance companies, and other institutional investors. The company also provides investment advisory, portfolio management, and operational services to accredited investors and qualified purchasers; and online foreign exchange trading and related services. In addition, it develops and owns residential and mixed-use real estate properties in California, New York, Florida, Virginia, South Carolina, and Maine; provides capital solutions, investment sales advisory, research, and services for multifamily and commercial properties; and purchases automobile installment contracts, as well as leases used Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Further, it processes and markets beef, beef by-products, pork, and leather; owns oil and gas properties in the Bakken field, as well as leases and develops oil and gas properties in Texas and Oklahoma; owns and operates 27 automobile dealerships; offers fixed wireless broadband services in Italy; manufactures and markets plastic netting and wood products; and mines gold and silver ores. The company was formerly known as Talcott National Corp. and changed its name to Leucadia National Corporation in June 1980. Leucadia National Corporation was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.85% or $0.13 to close the day at $15.42 on light trading volume of 1.58M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.94M. The Brentwood Tennessee 37027 based company has been outperforming the long-term care facilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 15.51%, compared to the industry which has advanced 75.7% over the same period. With RSI of 60.68, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $16.29, making it a hold for now.

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

Jabil Circuit, Inc. (JBL) gained $0.51 to close the day at a new closing price of $24.94, a 2.09% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 50.19% above its 52 week low of $16.78. A total of 1.57M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.03M. The stock, which fluctuated between $24.48 and $24.99 during the day, currently situated -0.8% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 6.86% in the past one month and up by 17.47% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $24.4 and RSI of 75.72, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Jabil Circuit, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides electronic manufacturing services and solutions worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Electronics Manufacturing Services and Diversified Manufacturing Services. It provides electronics design, production, and product management services. The company offers electronic circuit design services, including application-specific integrated circuit design, firmware development, and rapid prototyping services, as well as designs the look and feel of the plastic and metal enclosures that comprise the electro-mechanics, such as the printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA). It also specializes in three-dimensional mechanical design comprising the analysis of electronic, electro-mechanical, and optical assemblies, as well as the provision of various industrial design, advance mechanism development, and tooling management services. In addition, the company offers computer-assisted design services consisting of PCBA design, and PCBA design validation and verification services, as well as other consulting services, which include the generation of a bill of materials, approved vendor list, and assembly equipment configuration for various PCBA designs. Further, it provides product and process validation services that comprise product system, product safety, regulatory compliance, and reliability tests, as well as manufacturing test solution development services. Additionally, the company offers systems assembly, test, direct-order fulfillment, and configure-to-order services. It provides its services to companies in the automotive, capital equipment, consumer lifestyles and wearable technologies, computing and storage, defense and aerospace, digital home, emerging growth, healthcare, industrial and energy, mobility, networking and telecommunications, packaging, point of sale, and printing industries. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: The Chemours Company (CC), Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS), Xylem Inc. (XYL)

The Chemours Company (CC) saw its value increase by 1.4% as the stock gained $0.38 to finish the day at a closing price of $27.59. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $3.52-$28.38 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $27.1 to $27.81 during the day, are up by 37.53% in the past three months and up by 153.22% over the past six months. It is currently trading 7.27% above its 20 day moving average and 12.14% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $22.71 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 62.96.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

The Chemours Company provides performance chemicals in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. It operates in three segments: Titanium Technologies, Fluoroproducts, and Chemical Solutions. The Titanium Technologies segment produces and sells titanium dioxide (TiO2) under the Ti-Pure brand name to deliver whiteness, brightness, opacity, and protection in various applications, such as architectural and industrial coatings, flexible and rigid plastic packaging, PVC window profiles, laminate papers, coated paper, and coated paperboard used for packaging. The Fluoroproducts segment provides fluoroproducts, such as hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants, and fluoropolymer resins and downstream products and coatings under the Teflon brand name. The Chemical Solutions segment offers industrial and specialty chemicals used in gold production, oil refining, agriculture, industrial polymers, and other industries in North America. This segment provides cyanides; and performance chemicals and intermediates, such as clean and disinfect chemicals, aniline, methylamines, glycolic acid, Vazo free radical initiators, and reactive metals. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.

Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS) shares were up in last trading by 0.6% to $18.58. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -3.28% over the past week and grew 5.75% in the past month. It is currently trading 15.87% above its 50 day moving average and 25.31% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -18.51% decrease in value from its one year high of $22.8. The RSI indicator value of 59.12, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Exact Sciences Corporation, a molecular diagnostics company, focuses on developing products for the early detection and prevention of various cancers. The company develops the Cologuard, a non-invasive stool-based DNA screening test for the early detection of colorectal cancer and pre-cancer. Its Cologuard test includes a protein marker to detect blood in the stool, utilizing an antibody-based fecal immunochemical test. The company has a collaboration, license, and purchase agreement with Genzyme Corporation, as well as with MAYO Foundation for Medical Education and Research for developing tests to detect lung, pancreatic, and esophageal cancers. Exact Sciences Corporation was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.

Xylem Inc. (XYL) traded within a range of $46.86 to $47.75 after opening the day at $47. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -3.84% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.32% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $47.62 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -13.4% below its 52 week high of $54.99 and 36.28% above its 12-month low of $36.42. The shares are down by over -3.41% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 38.17 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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