Josh Smith

Three Movers to Watch for: Colony NorthStar, Inc. (CLNS), Olin Corporation (OLN), Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD)

Colony NorthStar, Inc. (CLNS) retreated with the stock falling -0.28% or $-0.04 to close at $14.35 on light trading volume of 2.78M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.93M. The Los Angeles California 90071 based company has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 52.96% up for the period and up by 3.78% so far this year. With price target of $17.83 and a 66.75% rebound from 52-week low, Colony NorthStar, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

The firm invests in the real estate markets of North America and Europe. Its investment portfolio is primarily composed of real estate equity; real estate and real estate-related debt; and investment management of company-sponsored private equity funds and vehicles. The firm invests in wide spectrum of commercial real estate property types, including but not limited to, office, industrial, retail, hospitality, education, single-family and multifamily residential assets, and geographies, primarily within North America and Europe. It was formerly known as Colony Financial, Inc. Colony Capital, Inc. was formed on June 23, 2009 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

Olin Corporation (OLN) gained $0.92 to close the day at a new closing price of $30.87, a 3.07% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 142.28% above its 52 week low of $14.02. A total of 2.78M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.2M. The stock, which fluctuated between $29.8 and $30.91 during the day, currently situated 0.68% above its 52 week high. The stock is up by 17.24% in the past one month and up by 27.75% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $29.33 and RSI of 70.51, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Olin Corporation manufactures and distributes chemical products in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls, Epoxy, and Winchester. The Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls segment offers chlorine and caustic soda, ethylene dichloride and vinyl chloride monomers, methyl chloride, methylene chloride, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, perchloroethylene, trichloroethylene and vinylidene chloride, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen, bleach products, and potassium hydroxide. The Epoxy segment provides allyl chloride and epichlorohydrin for use in resins and other plastic materials, water purification, and pesticides, as well as for the manufacturers of polymers; liquid epoxy resins used in adhesives, paints and coatings, composites, and flooring; and converted epoxy resins and additives for use in electrical laminates, paints and coatings, wind blades, electronics, and construction. The Winchester segment offers sporting ammunition, law enforcement ammunition, reloading components, small caliber military ammunition and components, and industrial cartridges. The company markets its products through its sales force, as well as directly to various industrial customers, mass merchants, retailers, wholesalers, other distributors, and the U.S. Government and its prime contractors. Olin Corporation was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Clayton, Missouri.

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD) shares were down in last trading by -1.62% to $6.08. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.49% over the past week and grew 12.38% in the past month. It is currently trading 10.32% above its 50 day moving average and -7.63% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -38.15% decrease in value from its one year high of $9.83. The RSI indicator value of 62.38, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of medicines for various rare and orphan diseases. Its principal product is the migalastat HCl, a small molecule, which has completed Phase III studies that can be used as a monotherapy and in combination with enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for Fabry disease. The company is also developing SD-101, which is in Phase III clinical study for the treatment of the genetic connective tissue disorder epidermolysis bullosa; ATB200 that is in Phase II studies to treat pompe disease; AT2221, which is in Phase II studies for the treatment of pompe disease; and AT3375 to treat Parkinson’s disease. The company has strategic alliance with GlaxoSmithKline plc to develop and commercialize migalastat as a monotherapy and in combination with ERT for Fabry disease. Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Cranbury, New Jersey.

 

Investor’s Alert: Rice Energy Inc. (RICE), First Horizon National Corporation (FHN), Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI)

Rice Energy Inc. (RICE) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.75% or $-0.16 to close the day at $21.12 on lower than average trading volume of 2.44M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.84M. The Canonsburg Pennsylvania 15317 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas companies by -8.2429% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -1.08% YTD, versus the independent oil & gas industry which is down -2.18% for the same period. The RSI of 51.15 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Rice Energy Inc., an independent natural gas and oil company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquid (NGL) properties in the Appalachian Basin. The company operates through two segments, Exploration and Production, and Midstream. As of December 31, 2015, it held approximately 92,000 net acres in the southwestern core of the Marcellus Shale, Pennsylvania; and approximately 56,000 net acres in the southeastern core of the Utica Shale located in Belmont County, Ohio. The company also has operations in the Upper Devonian Shale located on Pennsylvania acreage. It had 120 net producing wells in the Marcellus Shale; 4 net producing wells in the Upper Devonian Shale; and 19 net producing wells in the Utica Shale. The company is also involved in the gathering and compression of natural gas, oil, and NGL; and the provision of water services to support well completion activities. Rice Energy Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

First Horizon National Corporation (FHN) had a active trading with around 2.42M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.15M. The stock traded between $20.16 and $20.45 before closing at the price of $20.33 with 0.1% change on the day. The Memphis Tennessee 38103 based company is currently trading 77.6% above its 52 week low of $11.66 and -2.45% below its 52 week high of $20.84. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 57 and $21.37 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

First Horizon National Corporation operates as the bank holding company for First Tennessee Bank National Association that provides various financial services in the United States and internationally. The company offers general banking services for consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments. It also provides investment, financial planning, trust, asset management, and cash management services. In addition, the company is involved in fixed income securities sales, trading, and strategies for institutional clients; underwriting of bank-eligible securities and other fixed-income securities eligible for underwriting by financial subsidiaries; loan sales; derivative sales; and provision of portfolio advisory services. Further, it offers discount brokerage and full-service brokerage services; correspondent banking services; transaction processing services comprising nationwide check clearing and remittance processing services; trust, fiduciary, and agency services; credit card products; equipment finance; and investment and financial advisory services. Additionally, the company engages in mutual fund and retail insurance sales, as well as provides mortgage banking services. As of December 31, 2015, it had 185 branch locations in 8 states, including 166 branches in Tennessee; 2 branches in northwestern Georgia; 6 branches in northwestern Mississippi; 7 branches in North Carolina; and 1 branch each in Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, and Texas. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI) traded within a range of $13.22 to $13.48 after opening the day at $13.3. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -12.11% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.04% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $13.35 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -36.72% below its 52 week high of $21.81 and 7.57% above its 12-month low of $12.41. The shares are down by over -9.62% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 33.06 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Pitney Bowes Inc. offers customer information management, location intelligence, and customer engagement technology products and solutions in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Small & Medium Business Solutions; Enterprise Business Solutions; and Digital Commerce Solutions. The Small & Medium Business Solutions segment is involved in the sale, rental, financing, and servicing of mailing equipment, software, and supplies; and provision of revolving credit and interest-bearing deposit solutions. The Enterprise Business Solutions segment offers equipment and services that enable large enterprises to process inbound and outbound mail. This segment provides production mail inserting and sortation equipment, production print systems, and supplies and related support services, as well as mail presort services. The Digital Commerce Solutions segment provides a range of solutions, including customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement software, shipping management, and cross border ecommerce solutions as traditional software licenses, enterprise platforms, software-as-a-service, and on-demand applications, as well as offers related support services. The company’s solutions enable clients in marketing, shipping and mailing, and cross border ecommerce operations. Pitney Bowes Inc. sells its products through sales force, direct mailings, telemarketing, independent dealers and distributors, and Web channels to various business, governmental, institutional, and other organizations. The company was formerly known as Pitney Bowes Postage Meter Company. Pitney Bowes Inc. was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

 

Stocks Under Review: XPO Logistics, Inc. (XPO), Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. (OPXA), Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU)

XPO Logistics, Inc. (XPO) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 2.91% or $1.43 to close the day at $50.49 on active trading volume of 2.17M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.16M. The Greenwich Connecticut 06831 based company has been outperforming the air delivery & freight services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 95.17%, compared to the industry which has advanced 23.03% over the same period. With RSI of 68.99, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $53.06, making it a hold for now.

XPO Logistics, Inc. provides transportation and logistics services primarily in the United States. The company’s Transportation segment provides freight brokerage, last mile, expedite, intermodal, less-than truckload, truckload, and forwarding services; and time-critical, time-sensitive, or high priority freight shipment services. Its Logistics segment offers contract logistics services, including value-added warehousing and distribution, reverse logistics, transportation management, freight bill audit and payment, lean manufacturing support, aftermarket support, and supply chain optimization solutions to corporations and government agencies. The company provides services to customers in various industries, such as high tech, retail, e-commerce, manufacturing, telecommunications, aerospace and defense, life sciences, healthcare, medical equipment, agriculture, and food and beverage. XPO Logistics, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. (OPXA) retreated with the stock falling -1.8% or $-0.02 to close at $1.09 on active trading volume of 2.16M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.34M. The The Woodlands Texas 77381 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -47.09% down for the period and up by 18.48% so far this year. With price target of $4.33 and a 118% rebound from 52-week low, Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Opexa Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops personalized immunotherapy to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases based on its proprietary T-cell technology. The company’s lead product candidate is Tcelna, a novel T-cell immunotherapy, which is in Phase IIb clinical development for the treatment of patients with secondary progressive MS. It is also developing OPX-212 as an autologous T-cell immunotherapy that is in preclinical development to treat neuromyelitis optica. The company was formerly known as PharmaFrontiers Corp. and changed its name to Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. in June 2006. Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is based in The Woodlands, Texas.

Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU) managed to rebound with the stock declining 0% or $0 to close the day at $2.12 on lower than average trading volume of 2.15M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.2M. The San Francisco California 94105 based company has been outperforming the multimedia & graphics software companies by 0.78% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 9.28% YTD, versus the multimedia & graphics software industry which is up 18.6% for the same period. The RSI of 40.68 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Glu Mobile Inc. develops, publishes, and markets a portfolio of games for the smartphones and tablet devices users. The company offers free-to-play action, celebrity, sports, and simulation genre mobile games. It creates games based on its own brands, including Contract Killer, Cooking Dash, Deer Hunter, Diner Dash, Eternity Warriors, Frontline Commando, Gun Bros, Heroes of Destiny, Racing Rivals, Tap Sports Baseball, and Tap Sports Football. The company also creates games based on third-party licensed brands, such as Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, Kendall and Kylie, Katy Perry Pop, James Bond: World of Espionage, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, and Sniper X With Jason Statham. Glu Mobile Inc. markets, sells, and distributes its games primarily through direct-to-consumer digital storefronts worldwide. The company was formerly known as Sorrent, Inc. and changed its name to Glu Mobile Inc. in May 2005. Glu Mobile Inc. was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Traders Recap: Retail Properties of America, Inc. (RPAI), Conduent Incorporated (CNDT), Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (EEP)

Retail Properties of America, Inc. (RPAI) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.46% or $-0.07 to close the day at $15.03 on higher than average trading volume of 2.04M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.53M. The Oak Brook Illinois 60523 based company has been underperforming the reit – retail companies by 0.2473% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -1.96% YTD, versus the reit – retail industry which is down -0.1% for the same period. The RSI of 50.16 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Retail Properties of America, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. It engages in acquisition, development and management of properties. The trust invests in the real estate markets of United States. Its portfolio consists of retail properties, including lifestyle, power, neighborhood, and community centers, in addition to single-user net lease properties. The firm was formerly known as Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc. Retail Properties of America, Inc. is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Conduent Incorporated (CNDT) had a light trading with around 2.03M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.54M. The stock traded between $15 and $15.25 before closing at the price of $15.12 with 0.07% change on the day. The Norwalk Connecticut 06856 based company is currently trading 15.42% above its 52 week low of $13.1 and -7.01% below its 52 week high of $16.26. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 59.4 and $15 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Conduent Incorporated provides business process services for healthcare, public sector, and commercial industries in the United States. It offers payment integrity, support, member engagement, health risk assessment, claims processing, mailroom, and outbound printing services to healthcare payers; care and quality analytics and software adoption services to hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare providers, including large healthcare systems; medicaid management fiscal agent, pharmacy benefits management, and clinical program management to medicaid programs and federally-funded U.S. government healthcare programs; and inside sales for drug detailing, clinical trial recruitment, patient access and medication adherence, and compliance solutions for pharmaceutical and life science companies. The company also provides support for electronic toll collection, public transit, parking, photo enforcement, and commercial vehicle operations; and support for government benefit programs, such as child support, electronic benefits, eligibility and payment cards, unclaimed property, and others. In addition, it offers customer care, human resource management, and finance and accounting services; industry-specific services comprising personalized product information for clients in the automotive industry; digitized source-to-pay solutions for clients in the manufacturing industry; customer experience and marketing services for clients in the retail industry; mortgage and consumer loan processing for clients in the financial services industry; and customized workforce learning solutions for clients in the aerospace industry. Further, the company engages in the government health enterprise medicaid platform business that implements and maintains systems for health enterprise clients. Conduent Incorporated was founded in 2016 and is based in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Conduent Incorporated is a subsidiary of Xerox Corporation.

Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (EEP) traded within a range of $18.18 to $18.44 after opening the day at $18.37. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -25.81% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.38% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $18.35 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -27.77% below its 52 week high of $26.37 and 40.95% above its 12-month low of $15.16. The shares are down by over -16.17% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 28.37 is bullish. They are not pointing to a rebound in the stock. We should get in as it looks to have found a bottom.

Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. owns and operates a diversified portfolio of crude oil and natural gas transportation systems in the United States. It operates through two segments, Liquids and Natural Gas. The Liquids segment operates Lakehead system that consists of interstate common carrier crude oil and liquid petroleum pipeline, and storage assets, which transports crude oil and liquid petroleum from western Canada to the United States. This segment also operates North Dakota crude oil system that consists of approximately 683 miles long, has 23 pump stations, delivery points, and storage facilities with a storage capacity of approximately 1.8 million barrels; and Mid-Continent system, which includes approximately 433 miles of crude oil pipelines and 23.6 million barrels of storage capacity. This segment serves integrated oil companies, independent oil producers, and refiners and marketers. The Natural Gas segment operates natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) gathering and transportation pipeline systems, natural gas processing and treating facilities, and NGL fractionation facility, as well as provides trucking, rail, and liquids marketing services in east and north Texas, as well as the Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma. This segment operates approximately 10,900 miles of natural gas and NGL gathering and transmission pipelines. This segment also offers natural gas supply, transportation, balancing, storage, and sales services. This segment serves natural gas aggregators, wholesale customers, refiners and petrochemical producers, fractionators, propane distributors, and industrial customers, various third parties, and end users. Enbridge Energy Company, Inc. operates as a general partner of Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. The company was formerly known as Lakehead Pipe Line Partners, L.P. and changed its name to Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. in 2001. Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks in Review: Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (HLX), Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (SKX), Platform Specialty Products Corporation (PAH)

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (HLX) traded within a range of $7.9 to $8.35 after opening the day at $8.18. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -9.64% so far this year. The stock was down close to -2.8% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $7.97 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -32.86% below its 52 week high of $11.87 and 184.64% above its 12-month low of $2.81. The shares are down by over -17.67% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 43.4 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (SKX) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.94% or $-0.25 to close the day at $26.39 on light trading volume of 1.87M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.44M. The Manhattan Beach California 90266 based company has been underperforming the textile – apparel footwear & accessories group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -19.1%, compared to the industry which has dropped -0.95% over the same period. With RSI of 57.99, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $27.11, making it a hold for now.

Skechers U.S.A., Inc. designs, develops, markets, and distributes footwear for men, women, and children; and performance footwear for men and women under the Skechers GO brand name worldwide. It operates through three segments: Domestic Wholesale Sales, International Wholesale Sales, and Retail Sales. The company offers casual footwear, including boots, shoes, and sandals for men, as well as oxfords and slip-ons, lug outsole and fashion boots, and casual sandals for women; dress casuals, seasonal sandals and boots, and relaxed fit casuals for men and women; and casual fusion line for young men and women under the Skechers USA brand. It also provides footwear collection for men and women, including lightweight sport athletic lifestyle products, classic athletic-inspired styles, and sport sandals and boots under the Skechers Sport brand name; casual and sporty styles sneakers for females under the Skechers Active and Skechers Sport Active brand; and footwear for women and girls under the BOBS from Skechers name. In addition, the company offers casual, dress, and active styles, as well as casual sneakers for men under the Mark Nason name; technical footwear under the Skechers Performance brand; and boots, shoes, sneakers, and sandals for infants, toddlers, boys, and girls under the Skechers Kids name. Further, it provides men’s and women’s casuals, such as field boots, hikers, and athletic shoes under the Skechers Work brand. The company sells its products through approximately 1,545 company-owned and third-party retail stores; and department and specialty stores, as well as through its e-commerce Website in approximately 160 countries and territories. Skechers U.S.A., Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Manhattan Beach, California.

Platform Specialty Products Corporation (PAH) gained $0.07 to close the day at a new closing price of $13.01, a 0.54% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 122.39% above its 52 week low of $5.43. A total of 1.86M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.87M. The stock, which fluctuated between $12.89 and $13.2 during the day, currently situated 0.39% above its 52 week high. The stock is up by 19.58% in the past one month and up by 52.16% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $12.18 and RSI of 83.72, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Platform Specialty Products Corporation produces and sells specialty chemical products in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, and Europe. It operates through two segments, Performance Solutions and Agricultural Solutions. The Performance Solutions segment offers plating products that are used to plate holes; electroless nickel products, which are applied to metal and plastic surfaces; electronic assembly materials for use in the electronic market and residential boiler systems; final finishes that are used on printed circuit boards; circuit formation products for surface preparation; oxides, which are used in the fabrication of multilayer circuit boards; semiconductor materials and packaging products; and pre-treatment and cleaning solutions. It also provides functional conversion coatings that are applied to metals to enhance corrosion resistance and paint adhesion; hard-coated films, which are used for the membrane switch in the touch screen markets; production and drilling fluids used in subsea control systems; solid sheet printing elements for use in flexographic printing and platemaking processes; liquid products to produce printing plates; and printing equipment. The Agricultural Solutions segment offers fungicides and biofungicides to prevent the spread of fungi and other diseases in crops; herbicides to control unwanted plants; insecticides, bioinsecticides, and acaricides; biostimulants and innovative nutrition products; and seed treatment products, which are applied to seed before planting, as well as animal health products, such as honey bee protective miticides and veterinary vaccines. The company was formerly known as Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited and changed its name to Platform Specialty Products Corporation in October 2013. Platform Specialty Products Corporation was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida.

 

Stocks Roundup: Century Aluminum Company (CENX), BorgWarner Inc. (BWA), Etsy, Inc. (ETSY)

Century Aluminum Company (CENX) retreated with the stock falling -1.19% or $-0.19 to close at $15.77 on light trading volume of 1.54M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.6M. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company operating under the Aluminum industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 200.38% up for the period and up by 84.23% so far this year. With price target of $10.2 and a 248.12% rebound from 52-week low, Century Aluminum Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Century Aluminum Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces primary aluminum in the United States and Iceland. It produces standard grade and value-added primary aluminum products; and carbon products, such as anodes and cathodes. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

BorgWarner Inc. (BWA) had a light trading with around 1.53M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.18M. The stock traded between $41.11 and $42.05 before closing at the price of $41.91 with 0.99% change on the day. The Auburn Hills Michigan 48326 based company is currently trading 53.48% above its 52 week low of $27.52 and -0.64% below its 52 week high of $42.18. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $41.29 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

BorgWarner Inc. provides solutions for combustion, hybrid, and electric vehicles worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Engine and Drivetrain. The Engine segment develops and manufactures turbochargers; and timing systems, such as timing chains, variable cam timing products, crankshaft and camshaft sprockets, tensioners, guides and snubbers, HY-VO front-wheel drive transmission chains, and four-wheel drive chains for light vehicles. It also provides emissions systems, including electric air pumps and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) modules, EGR coolers, EGR tubes, and EGR valves; thermal systems products comprising viscous fan drives, polymer fans, and coolant pumps; and glow plugs, diesel cold start systems, and other gasoline ignition technologies. The Drivetrain segment develops and manufactures friction and mechanical products, including dual and friction clutch modules, friction and steel plates, transmission bands, torque converter clutches, one-way clutches, and torsional vibration dampers. This segment also offers control products comprising electro-hydraulic solenoids, transmission solenoid modules, and dual clutch control modules; torque management products, such as rear-wheel drive/all-wheel drive (AWD) transfer case systems, front wheel drive-AWD coupling systems, and cross-axle coupling systems; and starter motors, alternators, and hybrid electric motors. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers of light vehicles consisting of passenger cars, sport-utility vehicles, vans, and light trucks; commercial vehicles, such as medium-duty and heavy duty trucks, and buses; and off-highway vehicles, including agricultural and construction machinery, and marine applications, as well as to tier one vehicle systems suppliers and the aftermarket for light, commercial, and off-highway vehicles. BorgWarner Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Etsy, Inc. (ETSY) saw its value increase by 3.65% as the stock gained $0.47 to finish the day at a closing price of $13.33. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $7.21-$16.05 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $12.81 to $13.39 during the day, are up by 14.22% in the past three months and down by -6.52% over the past six months. It is currently trading 5.1% above its 20 day moving average and 6.83% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $15.61 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 62.28.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Etsy, Inc. operates a marketplace to make, sell, and buy goods online and offline worldwide. The company through its technology-based platform connects a community of sellers and buyers. Etsy sellers offer goods in various online retail categories, including jewelry, stationery, clothing, home goods, craft supplies, and vintage items. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Stocks Buzz: Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDTI), Performance Food Group Company (PFGC), Foot Locker, Inc. (FL)

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDTI) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.94% or $0.24 to close the day at $25.12 on light trading volume of 1.25M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.72M. The San Jose California 95138 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – broad line group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 36.87%, compared to the industry which has advanced 45.46% over the same period. With RSI of 50.2, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $28.25, making it a hold for now.

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a range of semiconductor solutions for the communications, computing, consumer, automotive, and industrial end-markets worldwide. It operates in two segments, Communications; and Computing, Consumer, and Industrial. The Communications segment offers communication timing products, such as clocks and timing solutions; flow-control management devices comprising Serial RapidIO switching solutions; multi-port products; telecommunications products; static random access memory products; first in and first out memories; digital logic products; radio frequency products; and frequency control solutions. The Computing, Consumer, and Industrial segment provides clock generation and distribution products, programmable timing devices, computing timing solutions, high-performance server memory interfaces, PCI Express switching solutions, power management solutions, and signal integrity products, as well as sensing products for mobile, automotive, and industrial solutions. The company markets its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers through various channels, including direct sales, distributors, electronic manufacturing suppliers, and independent sales representatives. Integrated Device Technology, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Performance Food Group Company (PFGC) grew with the stock adding 0.64% or $0.15 to close at $23.75 on light trading volume of 1.25M compared its three months average trading volume of 749.72K. The Richmond Virginia 23238 based company has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 6.36% up for the period and down by -1.04% so far this year. With price target of $26.56 and a 19.05% rebound from 52-week low, Performance Food Group Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Performance Food Group Company, through its subsidiaries, markets and distributes food and food-related products in the United States. It operates in three operating segments: Performance Foodservice, PFG Customized, and Vistar. The company offers a range of frozen foods, such as meats, fully prepared appetizers and entrees, fruits, vegetables, and desserts; canned and dry foods; fresh meats; dairy products; beverage products; imported specialties; fresh produce; and candy, snack, and other products, as well as seafood products, shortenings and oils, baked goods, and salad dressings. It also supplies various non-food items, such as paper products, including pizza boxes, disposable napkins, plates, and cups; tableware comprising china and silverware; cookware consisting of pots, pans, and utensils; restaurant and kitchen equipment and supplies; and cleaning supplies. In addition, the company provides value-added services related to foodservice distribution, such as providing customers with electronic order-taking, payment, and other Internet based services; and various reports and other data, menu planning advice, food safety training, and assistance in inventory control, as well as access to various third-party services designed to add value to its customers’ businesses. It serves street restaurants; and chain restaurants, schools, business and industry locations, hospitals, vending distributors, office coffee service distributors, big box retailers, and theaters, as well as franchises and other institutional customers. Performance Food Group Company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

Foot Locker, Inc. (FL) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.38% or $-0.27 to close the day at $70.37 on lower than average trading volume of 1.24M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.84M. The New York New York 10001 based company has been outperforming the textile – apparel footwear & accessories companies by -1.2166% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -0.35% YTD, versus the textile – apparel footwear & accessories industry which is up 8.86% for the same period. The RSI of 49.38 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Foot Locker, Inc. operates as an athletic shoes and apparel retailer. The company operates in two segments, Athletic Stores and Direct-to-Customers. The Athletic Stores segment retails athletic footwear, apparel, accessories, and equipment under various formats, including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Footaction, and SIX:02, as well as Runners Point, and Sidestep. As of August 30, 2016, it operated approximately 3,400 stores in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The Direct-to-Customers segment sell athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, team licensed products, and private-label merchandise through Internet Websites, mobile sites, and catalogs. This segment operates sites for eastbay.com, final-score.com, eastbayteamsales.com, and sp24.com, as well as footlocker.com, ladyfootlocker.com, six02.com, kidsfootlocker.com, champssports.com, footaction.com, footlocker.ca, footlocker.eu, runnerspoint.com, and sidestep-shoes.com. The company also provides franchise licenses to operate its Foot Locker stores in the Middle East and the Republic of Korea; and Runners Point Germany. It operates 64 franchised stores. The company was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Zillow Group, Inc. (Z), LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO), AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMAG)

Zillow Group, Inc. (Z) saw its value decrease by -0.8% as the stock dropped $-0.29 to finish the day at a closing price of $36.01. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $18.84-$39.88 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $35.92 to $36.48 during the day, are up by 1.95% in the past three months and up by 6.29% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.12% above its 20 day moving average and -1.47% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $36.2 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 49.17.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.

LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO) shares were up in last trading by 1.1% to $31.11. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 4.75% over the past week and grew 3.94% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.08% above its 50 day moving average and 20.55% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.38% decrease in value from its one year high of $31.87. The RSI indicator value of 59.68, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

LaSalle Hotel Properties, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the purchase, ownership, redevelopment, and leasing of primarily upscale and luxury full-service hotels in convention, resort, and urban business markets in the United States. It owns 34 hotels, totaling approximately 9,200 guest rooms in 15 markets in 11 states and the District of Columbia. The company qualifies as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal corporate income tax to the extent that it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMAG) traded within a range of $22 to $23.7 after opening the day at $22.55. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -32.9% so far this year. The stock was up close to 3.09% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $23.35 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -36.6% below its 52 week high of $36.83 and 30.3% above its 12-month low of $17.92. The shares are down by over -25.87% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 41.52 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, provides products and services with a focus on maternal health, anemia management, and cancer supportive care in the United States. It markets Makena, a hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection to reduce the risk of preterm birth in women pregnant with a single baby who have a history of singleton spontaneous preterm birth; Feraheme (ferumoxytol) injection for use as an intravenous (IV) iron replacement therapy for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in adult patients with chronic kidney disease; and MuGard Mucoadhesive Oral Wound Rinse for the management of oral mucocitis/stomatiits and various types of oral wounds. The company also offers Cord Blood Registry services that are related to the collection, processing, and storage of umbilical cord blood and cord tissue units. In addition, it has a license agreement with Velo to acquire the rights to digoxin immune fab, a polyclonal antibody in clinical development for the treatment of severe preeclampsia in pregnant women. The company sells Feraheme to authorized wholesalers and specialty distributors. AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: HP Inc. (HPQ), Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY), Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU)

HP Inc. (HPQ) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.12% or $0.02 to close the day at $16.06 on active trading volume of 17.09M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.67M. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company has been outperforming the diversified computer systems group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 70%, compared to the industry which has advanced 83.85% over the same period. With RSI of 71.48, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $16.07, making it a hold for now.

HP Inc. provides products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses, and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health, and education sectors worldwide. It operates through Personal Systems and Printing segments. The Personal Systems segment offers commercial personal computers (PCs), consumer PCs, workstations, thin clients, commercial tablets and mobility devices, retail point-of-sale systems, displays and other related accessories, software, support, and services for the commercial and consumer markets. The Printing segment provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, media, solutions, and services, as well as scanning devices; and laserJet and enterprise, inkjet and printing, graphics, and 3D printing solutions. The company was formerly known as Hewlett-Packard Company and changed its name to HP Inc. in October 2015. HP Inc. was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) climbed 1.61% during last trading as the stock added $0.37 to finish the day at $23.32 with about 4.01M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.23M. The $10.97B market cap company, which fluctuated between $22.84 and $23.41 during the day, currently situated 57.14% above its 52 week low of $14.84 and 1.17% away from its one year high of $23.41. The RSI of 79.8 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Ally Financial Inc., a diversified financial services company, provides a range of financial products and services primarily to automotive dealers and their retail customers in the United States. It offers dealer financial services, including a range of financial services and insurance products to automotive dealers and retail customers. The company also provides automotive finance services for dealers, such as new and used vehicle inventory financing; inventory insurance; term loans, including real estate and working capital loans; and vehicle remarketing services, as well as vehicle service contracts (VCSs) and guaranteed automobile protection (GAP) products. In addition, it offers retail automotive financing for new and used vehicles, and leasing for new vehicles; consumer finance protection and insurance products, such as VSCs, maintenance coverage, and GAP products; commercial insurance products; and senior secured commercial-lending products. Further, the company, through its subsidiary, Ally Bank provides savings and money market accounts, certificates of deposit, interest-bearing checking accounts, trust accounts, and individual retirement accounts; and online and mobile banking, electronic bill pay, remote deposit, and electronic funds transfer. It also engages in the management of held-for-investment mortgage loan portfolio that includes the execution of bulk purchases of jumbo and low-to-moderate income mortgage loans originated by third parties. The company was formerly known as GMAC Inc. and changed its name to Ally Financial Inc. in May 2010. Ally Financial Inc. was founded in 1919 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU) saw its value increase by 0.59% as the stock gained $0.65 to finish the day at a closing price of $110.45. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $62.62-$110.99 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $109.29 to $110.99 during the day, are up by 13.59% in the past three months and up by 46.35% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.04% above its 20 day moving average and 4.68% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $110.29 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 65.01. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Prudential Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services in the United States and internationally. It offers primarily life insurance, annuities, retirement-related, mutual funds, and investment management products and services. The company operates through U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management, U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance, and International Insurance divisions. The U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management division provides individual variable and fixed annuity products; and recordkeeping, plan administration, actuarial advisory, tailored participant education and communication, trustee, and institutional and retail investment services. It also offers brokerage services; guaranteed investment contracts, funding agreements, structured settlement annuities, and other group annuities; and investment management and advisory services to the public and private marketplace. The U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance division provides individual variable, term, and universal life insurance products to mass middle, mass affluent, and affluent markets; group life; long-term and short-term group disability; and group corporate, bank, and trust-owned life insurance products to institutional clients. It also sells accidental death and dismemberment, and other ancillary coverages; and offers plan administrative services. The International Insurance division provides individual life insurance, retirement, and related products. The company serves individual and institutional customers through third-party broker-dealers, independent financial planners, financial professionals, third-party financial advisors, brokers, benefits consultants, sales force, wire houses, banks, general agencies, producer groups, life planners, and life consultants. Prudential Financial, Inc. was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.

 

Investor’s Watch List: Symantec Corporation (SYMC), Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX), The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB)

Symantec Corporation (SYMC) had a light trading with around 6.32M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.47M. The stock traded between $28.54 and $29.11 before closing at the price of $28.68 with -1.31% change on the day. The Mountain View California 94043 based company is currently trading 89.76% above its 52 week low of $16.14 and -2.28% below its 52 week high of $29.35. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 71.23 and $28.36 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

Symantec Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides cybersecurity solutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Consumer Security and Enterprise Security. The Consumer Security segment offers Norton-branded services that provide multi-layer security and identity protection on desktop and mobile operating systems to defend against online threats to individuals, families, and small businesses. Its Norton Security products help customers protect against complex threats and address the need for identity protection, while also managing mobile and digital data, such as personal financial records, photos, music, and videos. The Enterprise Security segment provides threat protection products, information protection products, cyber security services, and Website security offerings. Its products protect customer data from threats, such as advanced protection threats, malicious spam and phishing attacks, malware, drive-by Website infections, hackers, and cyber criminals; prevent the loss of confidential data by insiders; and help customers achieve and maintain compliance with laws and regulations. This segment delivers its solutions through various methods, such as software, appliance, software-as-a-service, and managed services. The company serves individuals, households, and small businesses; small, medium, and large enterprises; and government and public sector customers. It markets and sells its products and related services through direct sales force, e-commerce platforms, distributors, direct marketers, Internet-based resellers, system builders, Internet service providers, wireless carriers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, and retail and online stores. Symantec Corporation was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.36% or $1.19 to close the day at $88.91 on active trading volume of 2.32M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.82M. The Boston Massachusetts 02210 based company has been outperforming the biotechnology group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 4.15%, compared to the industry which has advanced 0.36% over the same period. With RSI of 64.46, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $98.95, making it a hold for now.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated engages in discovering, developing, manufacturing, and commercializing medicines for serious diseases. The company focuses on developing and commercializing therapies for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) and advancing its research and development programs. It markets ORKAMBI for the treatment of patients with CF 12 years of age and older who have two copies (homozygous) of the F508del mutation in their CFTR gene; and KALYDECO (ivacaftor) for the treatment of patients with CF 6 years of age and older who have the G551D mutation in their CFTR gene. The company also develops VX-661, a corrector compound that is in a Phase III development stage in combination with ivacaftor in multiple CF patients; VX-371, an investigational epithelial sodium channel, which is in a Phase II development stage; and VX-152 and VX-440 that are CFTR corrector compounds in Phase I clinical trial. In addition, it engages in the research and mid-and early-stage development programs in the areas of oncology, pain, and neurology. The company sells its products primarily to specialty pharmacy providers and wholesalers in North America, as well as government-owned and supported customers in international markets. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated has collaborations with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Incorporated; Parion Sciences, Inc.; CRISPR Therapeutics AG; BioAxone Biosciences, Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Moderna Therapeutics, Inc. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) shares were down in last trading by -0.52% to $28.89. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.26% over the past week and grew 1.16% in the past month. It is currently trading -2.97% below its 50 day moving average and 8.71% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -11.62% decrease in value from its one year high of $32.69. The RSI indicator value of 50.71, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. The company operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL (natural gas liquids) & Petchem Services, and Other segments. It owns and operates natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the offshore Gulf of Mexico through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to the New York City metropolitan area. The company also owns and operates a natural gas pipeline system extending from the San Juan basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to a point on the Canadian border near Sumas, Washington; gulfstream natural gas pipeline system extending from the Mobile Bay area in Alabama to markets in Florida; and constitution pipeline that would connect its gathering system in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to the Iroquois Gas Transmission and Tennessee Gas Pipeline systems in New York. In addition, it provides natural gas gathering, treating, processing, and compression; NGL production, fractionation, storage, marketing, and transportation; deepwater production handling and crude oil transportation; and olefin production services, as well as transports and stores natural gas to local natural gas distribution companies, municipal utilities, direct industrial users, electric power generators, and natural gas marketers and producers. Further, the company extracts, fractionates, treats, stores, and sells ethane/ethylene, propane, propylene, normal butane, isobutene, alky feedstock, and condensate. Additionally, it provides construction management services for third parties. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned and operated approximately 13,600 miles of pipelines. The Williams Companies, Inc. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.