Josh Smith

Stocks Trend Analysis: Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IMNP), Ocwen Financial Corporation (OCN), Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU)

Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IMNP) managed to rebound with the stock declining -3.2% or $-0.01 to close the day at $0.18 on light trading volume of 3M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.73M. The New York New York 10016 based company has been underperforming the drug manufacturers – major group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -70.73%, compared to the industry which has advanced 12.52% over the same period. With RSI of 43.63, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $3, making it a hold for now.

Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes novel targeted therapeutics in the immuno-inflammation and immuno-oncology areas. The company’s lead product candidate is Bertilimumab, a human monoclonal antibody, which is in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of ulcerative colitis, bullous pemphigoid, and Crohn’s disease. It is also developing NanoCyclo, a topical nanocapsule formulation of cyclosporine, for the treatment of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis; Ceplene, a small molecule, which has completed Phase III clinical trials targeting the Histamine-2 Receptor to overcome immunosuppression in Acute Myeloid Leukemia and other malignancies; Azixa, a Phase II clinical trial novel microtubular destabilizer that functions as a vascular disruption agent; and Crolibulin, a novel small molecule vascular disruption agent and apoptosis inducer, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of patients with solid tumors. The company’s products also include NanomAbs technology platform, an antibody-drug conjugate platform for the treatment of cancer; novel technology platform for the construction of bispecific antibodies for immunotherapies; and AmiKet, a prescription topical analgesic cream, which is in Phase III clinical trial to treat peripheral neuropathies. It has license, and other collaborative research and development arrangements with BioNanoSim Ltd.; Yissum Research Development Company of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd.; Atlante Biotech SAS; Shire Biochem, Inc.; Lonza Sales AG; MabLife SAS; iCo Therapeutics Inc.; Dalhousie University; and Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Ocwen Financial Corporation (OCN) grew with the stock adding 0.69% or $0.04 to close at $5.84 on active trading volume of 2.97M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.7M. The West Palm Beach Florida 33409 based company operating under the Mortgage Investment industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 8.35% up for the period and up by 8.35% so far this year. With price target of $4.5 and a 352.71% rebound from 52-week low, Ocwen Financial Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.47% or $0.01 to close the day at $2.12 on lower than average trading volume of 2.93M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.19M. The San Francisco California 94105 based company has been outperforming the multimedia & graphics software companies by 8.0388% 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 16.91% for the same period. The RSI of 40.4 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.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL), Micron Technology, Inc. (MU), Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY)

Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -2.11% or $-0.81 to close the day at $37.65 on active trading volume of 6.91M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.32M. The Houston Texas 77070 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 32.91%, compared to the industry which has advanced 52.17% over the same period. With RSI of 37.05, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $46.88, making it a hold for now.

Noble Energy, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids worldwide. Its principal projects are located in DJ Basin, Marcellus Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, and Permian Basin, the United States; deepwater Gulf of Mexico; offshore Eastern Mediterranean; and offshore West Africa. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 1,421 million barrels oil equivalent of total proved reserves. Noble Energy, Inc. was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) fell -3.26% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.78 to finish the day at $23.12 with about 60.64M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 26.06M. The $25.92B market cap company, which fluctuated between $22.68 and $23.37 during the day, currently situated 147.27% above its 52 week low of $9.35 and -8.65% away from its one year high of $25.31. The RSI of 48.94 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Micron Technology, Inc. provides semiconductor systems worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Compute and Networking Business Unit, Storage Business Unit, Mobile Business Unit, and Embedded Business Unit. It offers DDR3 and DDR4 DRAM products for computers, servers, networking devices, communications equipment, consumer electronics, automotive, and industrial applications; mobile low-power DRAM products for smartphones, tablets, automotive, laptop computers, and other mobile consumer device applications; DDR2 and DDR DRAM, GDDR5 and GDDR5X DRAM, SDRAM, and RLDRAM products for networking devices, servers, consumer electronics, communications equipment, computer peripherals, automotive and industrial applications, and computer memory upgrades; and hybrid memory cube semiconductor memory devices for use in networking and computing applications. The company also provides NAND Flash products, which are electrically re-writeable, non-volatile semiconductor memory devices; client solid-state drives (SSDs) for notebooks, desktops, workstations, and other consumer applications; enterprise SSDs for server and storage applications; managed multi-chip package products; digital media products, including flash memory cards and JumpDrive products under the Lexar brand name. In addition, it manufactures products that are sold under other brand names; and resells flash memory products that are purchased from other NAND Flash suppliers. Further, the company provides 3D XPoint memory products; and NOR Flash, which are electrically re-writeable and semiconductor memory devices for automotive, industrial, connected home, and consumer applications. It markets its products to original equipment manufacturers and retailers through its internal sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors; and through a Web-based customer direct sales channel, and channel and distribution partners. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) saw its value decrease by -0.34% as the stock dropped $-0.23 to finish the day at a closing price of $67.16. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $64.37-$78.48 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $65.71 to $67.75 during the day, are up by 4.53% in the past three months and down by -8.65% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.57% below its 20 day moving average and -3.9% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $76.3 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 41.31. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Oil and Gas, Chemical, and Midstream and Marketing. The Oil and Gas segment explores for, develops, and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas. The Chemical segment manufactures and markets basic chemicals, including chlorine, caustic soda, chlorinated organics, potassium chemicals, ethylene dichloride, chlorinated isocyanurates, sodium silicates, and calcium chloride; vinyls comprising vinyl chloride monomer and polyvinyl chloride; and other chemicals, such as resorcinol. The Midstream and Marketing segment gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases, and markets oil, condensate, NGLs, natural gas, carbon dioxide, and power. This segment also trades around its assets consisting of transportation and storage capacity, as well as oil, NGLs, gas, and other commodities. Occidental Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Cummins Inc. (CMI), Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA), Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED)

Cummins Inc. (CMI) fell -0.58% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.89 to finish the day at $151.96 with about 1.46M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.45M. The $25.5B market cap company, which fluctuated between $150.76 and $152.55 during the day, currently situated 66.92% above its 52 week low of $93.27 and -1.08% away from its one year high of $153.62. The RSI of 69.41 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines, and engine-related component products. It operates through four segments: Engine, Distribution, Components, and Power Generation. The Engine segment offers various diesel and natural gas powered engines under the Cummins and other customer brand names for the heavy-and medium-duty truck, bus, recreational vehicle, light-duty automotive, agricultural, construction, mining, marine, oil and gas, rail, and governmental equipment markets. This segment also provides new parts and services, as well as remanufactured parts and engines. The Distribution segment distributes parts and filtration products, engines, and power generation products, as well as offers service solutions, including maintenance contracts, engineering services, and integrated products. The Components segment provides emission solutions, including custom engineering systems and integrated controls, oxidation catalysts, particulate filters, oxides of nitrogen reduction systems, and engineered components; turbochargers for light-duty, mid-range, heavy-duty, and high-horsepower diesel markets; air and fuel filters, fuel water separators, lube and hydraulic filters, coolants, fuel additives, and other filtration systems; and fuel systems for heavy-duty on-highway diesel engine applications, as well as remanufactures fuel systems. The Power Generation segment designs and manufactures components that make up power generation systems, including controls, alternators, transfer switches, and switchgears, as well as offers power generation systems, components, and services. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and other customers worldwide. Cummins Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Columbus, Indiana.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA) gained $0.58 to close the day at a new closing price of $30.3, a 1.95% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 29.88% above its 52 week low of $23.33. A total of 9.26M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 9M. The stock, which fluctuated between $29.57 and $30.4 during the day, currently situated -4.57% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.9% in the past one month and up by 11.64% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $34.13 and RSI of 52.15, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified media and entertainment company in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Asia, Latin America, and internationally. It operates through Cable Network Programming; Television; Filmed Entertainment; and Other, Corporate and Eliminations segments. The company produces and licenses news, sports, movie, and general and factual entertainment programming for distribution primarily through cable television systems, direct broadcast satellite operators, telecommunications companies, and online video distributors. It also broadcasts network programming; and operates 28 broadcast television stations, including 11 duopolies in the United States. In addition, the company produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution and licensing in various formats and entertainment media, as well as produces and licenses television programming worldwide. Further, it offers video advertising services, including consumer engagement and on-demand marketing campaigns; and operates two San Francisco-Bay area television stations. The company was formerly known as News Corporation. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED) had a light trading with around 1.25M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.6M. The stock traded between $73.39 and $74.3 before closing at the price of $73.69 with -0.89% change on the day. The New York New York 10003 based company is currently trading 11.66% above its 52 week low of $68.44 and -7.51% below its 52 week high of $81.88. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 55.42 and $72.7 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Consolidated Edison, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in regulated electric, gas, and steam delivery businesses in the United States. It offers electric services to approximately 3.4 million customers in New York City and Westchester County; gas to approximately 1.1 million customers in Manhattan, the Bronx, and parts of Queens and Westchester County; and steam to approximately 1,700 customers in parts of Manhattan. The company owns 62 area distribution substations and various distribution facilities; 39 transmission substations and 62 area stations; electric generation facilities with an aggregate capacity of 724 megawatts that run on gas and fuel oil; 4,348 miles of mains and 369,791 service lines for natural gas distribution; and 1 steam-electric generating station and 5 steam-only generating stations. It also supplies electricity to approximately 0.3 million customers in southeastern New York, and in adjacent areas of northern New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania; and gas to approximately 0.1 million customers in southeastern New York and adjacent areas of northeastern Pennsylvania. The company operates 572 circuit miles of transmission lines; 14 transmission substations; 86,794 in-service line transformers; 3,994 pole miles of overhead distribution lines; and 1,889 miles of underground distribution lines, as well as 1,867 miles of mains and 105,482 service lines for natural gas distribution. In addition, it is involved in the sale and related hedging of electricity to retail customers; and provision of energy-related products and services to wholesale and retail customers. Further, the company develops, owns, and operates renewable and energy infrastructure projects, as well as invests in transmission companies. It primarily sells electricity to industrial, commercial, residential, and governmental customers. Consolidated Edison, Inc. was founded in 1884 and is based in New York, New York.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: Tesoro Corporation (TSO), Carnival Corporation (CCL), Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

Tesoro Corporation (TSO) grew with the stock adding 0.76% or $0.66 to close at $88.01 on light trading volume of 1.57M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.62M. The San Antonio Texas 78259 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 28.33% up for the period and up by 0.64% so far this year. With price target of $105.63 and a 33.3% rebound from 52-week low, Tesoro Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Tesoro Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent petroleum refining, logistics, and marketing company in the United States. Its Refining segment refines crude oil and other feed stocks into transportation fuels, such as gasoline, gasoline blend stocks, jet fuel, and diesel fuel, as well as other products, including heavy fuel oils, liquefied petroleum gas, petroleum coke, calcined coke, and asphalt. This segment also sells refined products in the wholesale market primarily through independent unbranded distributors; and in the bulk market primarily to independent unbranded distributors, other refining and marketing companies, utilities, railroads, airlines, marine, and industrial end-users in the western United States. It owns and operates 6 refineries with a combined crude oil capacity of approximately 875 thousand barrels per day. The company’s TLLP segment owns and operates a network of approximately 3,500 miles of crude oil, refined products, and natural gas pipelines; 29 crude oil and refined products truck and marine terminals; and approximately 15 million barrels of storage capacity. This segment also owns and operates four natural gas processing complexes and one fractionation facility. The company’s Marketing segment sells gasoline and diesel fuel through retail stations, and third-party branded dealers and distributors in the western United States. As of December 31, 2015, this segment operated a network of 2,397 retail stations under the ARCO, Shell, Exxon, Mobil, USA Gasoline, and Tesoro brands. The company was formerly known as Tesoro Petroleum Corporation and changed its name to Tesoro Corporation in November 2004. Tesoro Corporation was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

Carnival Corporation (CCL) had a light trading with around 2.76M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.35M. The stock traded between $56.28 and $56.64 before closing at the price of $56.37 with -0.16% change on the day. The Miami Florida 33178 based company is currently trading 33.15% above its 52 week low of $42.84 and -2.46% below its 52 week high of $57.79. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $57.36 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Carnival Corporation operates as a leisure travel and cruise company in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn brands in North America; and Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises (UK), Cunard, and P&O Cruises (Australia) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates approximately 100 cruise ships. It also owns Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, a tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, which owns and operates hotels, lodges, glass-domed railcars, and motor coaches. In addition, the company is involved in the leasing of cruise ships. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents and tour operators. The company was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Carnival Corporation is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & Plc.

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) saw its value decrease by -0.58% as the stock dropped $-0.28 to finish the day at a closing price of $48.27. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $46.01-$56.95 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $47.99 to $48.47 during the day, are up by 4.49% in the past three months and down by -7.96% over the past six months. It is currently trading -3.02% below its 20 day moving average and -5.59% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $52.23 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 35.32.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. Its Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data services; messaging services; wireless Internet access services on notebook computers and tablets; multimedia access services; business-focused services; location-based services; global data services; home phone connect services; high-speed Internet service; and network access and value added services to support wireless connections for the Internet of Things (IoT). This segment also provides IoT services that support devices used in health monitoring, education, manufacturing, utilities, distribution, and consumer products markets, as well as offers wireless devices, including smartphones and basic phones, tablets, and other Internet access devices. As of December 31, 2015, it had 112.1 million retail connections. The company’s Wireline segment provides high-speed Internet, Fios Internet, and Fios video services; voice services, such as local exchange, regional and long distance calling, and voice messaging services, as well as VoIP services; network products and solutions comprising private Internet protocol (IP), public Internet, Ethernet, and optical networking services; IT infrastructure services, including collocation and managed hosting; cloud services, such as computing, storage, backup, recovery, and application platforms; and business communications services. This segment also offers IoT services; data security services; voice and data services; and data, voice, local dial tone, and broadband services primarily to local, long distance, and other carriers. The company was formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. Verizon Communications Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in New York, New York.

 

3 Notable Runners: Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (ZBH), Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (PAA), Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR)

Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (ZBH) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.48% or $-0.57 to close the day at $117.18 on lower than average trading volume of 1.13M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.62M. The Warsaw Indiana 46581 based company has been outperforming the medical appliances & equipment companies by 19.7451% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 13.55% YTD, versus the medical appliances & equipment industry which is up 8.41% for the same period. The RSI of 60.35 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides musculoskeletal healthcare products and solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates through four segments: Americas Spine, Bone Healing, Craniomaxillofacial and Thoracic (CMF), and Dental. It designs, manufactures, and markets orthopaedic reconstructive products, such as knee and hip reconstructive products; S.E.T. products, including surgical, sports medicine, biologics, foot and ankle, extremities, and trauma products; dental products that include dental reconstructive implants, and dental prosthetic and regenerative products; and spine products comprising medical devices and surgical instruments. The company also offers face and skull reconstruction products, as well as products that fixate and stabilize the bones of the chest to facilitate healing or reconstruction after open heart surgery, trauma, or for deformities of the chest. In addition, it provides bone cement and bone healing products. The company’s products and solutions are used to treat patients suffering from disorders of, or injuries to, bones, joints, or supporting soft tissues. It serves orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, oral surgeons, dentists, hospitals, stocking distributors, healthcare dealers, and other specialists, as well as agents, healthcare purchasing organizations, or buying groups. The company was formerly known as Zimmer Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. in June 2015. Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (PAA) had a light trading with around 2.47M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.54M. The stock traded between $30.76 and $31.44 before closing at the price of $31.42 with 1.49% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77002 based company is currently trading 96.59% above its 52 week low of $18.5 and -5.85% below its 52 week high of $33.95. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 50.03 and $33.93 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., through with its subsidiaries, engages in the transportation, storage, terminalling, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), natural gas, and refined products in the United States and Canada. Its Transportation segment transports crude oil and NGL through pipelines, gathering systems, trucks, and barges. As of December 31, 2015, this segment owned and leased 18,100 miles of active crude oil and NGL pipelines and gathering systems; 30 million barrels of active and above-ground tank capacity; 830 trailers; 142 transport and storage barges; and 64 transport tugs. The company’s Facilities segment provides storage, terminalling, and throughput services for crude oil, refined products, NGL, and natural gas; and NGL fractionation and isomerization, and natural gas and condensate processing services. As of December 31, 2015, it owned and operated approximately 80 million barrels of crude oil and refined products storage capacity; 25 million barrels of NGL storage capacity; 97 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage working capacity; 31 billion cubic feet of base gas; 10 natural gas processing plants; 1 condensate processing facility; 7 fractionation plants; 28 crude oil and NGL rail terminals; 6 marine facilities; and 1,100 miles of active pipelines. Its Supply and Logistics segment purchases crude oil at the wellhead, pipeline, terminal, and rail facilities; purchases cargos at load port and various locations in transit; stores inventory, and NGL and natural gas; purchases NGL; resells or exchanges crude oil and NGL; transports crude oil and NGL on trucks, barges, railcars, pipelines, and ocean-going vessels; and purchases and sells natural gas. As of December 31, 2015, it owned 13 million barrels of crude oil and NGL linefill; 5 million barrels of crude oil and NGL linefill; 990 trucks and 1,100 trailers; and 10,100 crude oil and NGL railcars. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR) traded within a range of $105 to $107.2 after opening the day at $107.2. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 7.16% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.81% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $105.3 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -5.26% below its 52 week high of $113.21 and 42.09% above its 12-month low of $76.93. The shares are up by over 20.86% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 52.03 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), through its controlling interest in Digital Realty Trust, L.P., engages in the ownership, acquisition, development, redevelopment, and management of technology-related real estate. It focuses on strategically located properties containing applications and operations critical to the day-to-day operations of technology industry tenants and corporate enterprise datacenter users, including the information technology departments of Fortune 1000 companies, and financial services companies. The company’s property portfolio consists of Internet gateway properties, corporate datacenter properties, technology manufacturing properties, and regional or national offices of technology companies. As of December 31, 2008, Digital Realty’s portfolio consisted of 75 properties, including 62 located in North America and 13 located in Europe. Digital Realty Trust has elected to be treated as a REIT for federal income tax purposes and would not be subject to income tax, if it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California with additional offices in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Northern Virginia, and Phoenix, as well as in Dublin, London, and Paris.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ), Visa Inc. (V), Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM)

Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.09% or $-0.04 to close the day at $44.99 on light trading volume of 5.64M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.09M. The Deerfield Illinois 60015 based company has been outperforming the confectioners group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 16.99%, compared to the industry which has advanced 10.01% over the same period. With RSI of 58.93, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $49.48, making it a hold for now.

Mondelez International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets snack food and beverage products worldwide. The company offers biscuits, including cookies, crackers, and salted snacks; chocolates, and gums and candies; powdered beverages and coffee; and cheese and grocery products. Its primary brand portfolio includes LU, Nabisco and Oreo biscuits; Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk, and Milka chocolates; Trident gum; Jacobs Kaffee; and Tang powdered beverages. Mondelez International, Inc. sells its products to supermarket chains, wholesalers, supercenters, club stores, mass merchandisers, distributors, convenience stores, gasoline stations, drug stores, value stores, and other retail food outlets through direct store delivery, company owned and satellite warehouses, distribution centers, and other facilities, as well as through independent sales offices and agents. The company was formerly known as Kraft Foods Inc. and changed its name to Mondelez International, Inc. in October 2012. Mondelez International, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.

Visa Inc. (V) climbed 0.47% during last trading as the stock added $0.41 to finish the day at $86.85 with about 5.93M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.25M. The $200.8B market cap company, which fluctuated between $86.26 and $86.97 during the day, currently situated 25.52% above its 52 week low of $69.12 and 0.03% away from its one year high of $86.97. The RSI of 71.76 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Visa Inc. operates as a payments technology company worldwide. The company facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners, and government entities. It operates VisaNet, a processing network that enables authorization, clearing, and settlement of payment transactions; and offers fraud protection for account holders and assured payment for merchants. The company also offers gateway services for merchants to accept, process, and reconcile payments; manage fraud; and safeguard payment security online, as well as processing services for participating issuers of visa debit, prepaid, and ATM payment products. In addition, it provides digital products, including Visa Checkout that offers consumers an expedited and secure payment experience for online transactions; and Visa Direct, a push payment product platform, which facilitates payer-initiated transactions that are sent directly to the Visa account of the recipient, as well as Visa token service that replaces the card account numbers from the transaction with a token. Further the company offers corporate (travel) and purchasing card products, as well as value-added services. It provides its services under the Visa, Visa Electron, Interlink, V PAY, and PLUS brands. The company has a strategic partnership agreement with Oman Arab Bank to convert the bank’s current electron cards to chip-and-PIN debit cards. Visa Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM) saw its value decrease by -0.92% as the stock dropped $-0.23 to finish the day at a closing price of $24.68. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $24.26-$32.24 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $24.58 to $24.88 during the day, are down by -2.41% in the past three months and down by -17.35% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.14% below its 20 day moving average and -2.03% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $27.53 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 45.26. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Kimco Realty Corporation is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across North America. It is primarily engaged in acquisitions, development, and management of neighborhood and community shopping centers. The firm also provides property management services relating to the management, leasing, operation, and maintenance of real estate properties. Kimco Realty Corporation was formed in 1966 and is based in New Hyde Park, New York with additional office all across North America.

 

Stocks in Focus: Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT), Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO), Simon Property Group, Inc. (SPG)

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT) had a light trading with around 1.68M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.22M. The stock traded between $57.73 and $58.1 before closing at the price of $57.87 with -0.24% change on the day. The Broomfield Colorado 80021 based company is currently trading 31.49% above its 52 week low of $44.01 and -3.76% below its 52 week high of $60.12. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 44.76 and $62.71 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Level 3 Communications, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a facilities-based provider of a range of integrated communications services. It operates through North America, EMEA, and Latin America segments. The company offers Internet protocol (IP) and data services comprising Internet services, virtual private network, Ethernet, content delivery network, media delivery, Vyvx broadcast, managed, cloud and IT, and cloud connect services, as well as Communications as a Service. It also provides transport and fiber services comprising wavelengths, private lines, transoceanic services, and dark fiber, as well as related professional services; local and enterprise voice services, including Voice over Internet Protocol services and traditional circuit-switch based services; collaboration services, such as audio, Web, and video collaboration services; colocation and data center services comprising cloud, hosting, and application management solutions; and security services for mobile users or remote offices, governance, risk management, and compliance. In addition, the company provides wholesale voice services, including voice termination and toll free services. It primarily serves various types of customers, such as enterprises, content, government, and wholesale. The company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.59% or $0.93 to close the day at $157.28 on light trading volume of 1.43M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.06M. The Waltham Massachusetts 02451 based company has been outperforming the medical laboratories & research group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 23.95%, compared to the industry which has advanced 27.16% over the same period. With RSI of 74.16, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $172.53, making it a hold for now.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. provides analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and consumables, software, and services for research, manufacturing, analysis, discovery, and diagnostics worldwide. Its Life Sciences Solutions segment offers reagents, instruments, and consumables used in biological and medical research, discovery, and production of new drugs and vaccines, as well as diagnosis of diseases. This segment serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agricultural, clinical, academic, and government markets. The company’s Analytical Instruments segment provides instruments, consumables, software, and services for applications in the laboratory, on the production line, and in the field. This segment serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic, government, environmental, and other research and industrial markets, as well as clinical laboratories. Its Specialty Diagnostics segment offers liquid, ready-to-use, and lyophilized immunodiagnostic reagent kits, calibrators, controls, and calibration verification fluids; blood-test systems to support the clinical diagnosis and monitoring of allergy, asthma, and autoimmune diseases; dehydrated and prepared culture media, collection and transport systems, instrumentation, and consumables; products for cancer diagnosis and medical research in histology, cytology, and hematology; and human leukocyte antigen typing and testing for the organ transplant market. This segment serves healthcare, clinical, pharmaceutical, industrial, and food safety laboratories. The company’s Laboratory Products and Services segment offers sample preparation, storage, and preservation equipment; controlled temperature technology products; centrifugation products and biological safety cabinets; water analysis instruments and laboratory equipment; laboratory consumables; chemicals; research and safety market channel services; and biopharma services. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Simon Property Group, Inc. (SPG) shares were down in last trading by -0.4% to $180.94. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.03% over the past week and fell -0.71% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.43% above its 50 day moving average and -7.34% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -18.91% decrease in value from its one year high of $229.1. The RSI indicator value of 50.45, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Simon Property Group, Inc. is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across the globe. It engages in investment, ownership, management, and development of properties. It primarily invests in regional malls, premium outlets, mills, and community/lifestyle centers to create its portfolio. Simon Property Group, Inc. was founded in 1960 and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana, with additional office in New York, New York.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Philip Morris International Inc. (PM), The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), Deere & Company (DE)

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) saw its value decrease by -0.15% as the stock dropped $-0.15 to finish the day at a closing price of $102.58. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $86.78-$104.2 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $101.79 to $102.89 during the day, are up by 16.65% in the past three months and up by 6.31% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.98% above its 20 day moving average and 10.13% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $103.81 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 79.68.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, other tobacco products, and other nicotine-containing products. Its portfolio of brands comprises Marlboro, Merit, Parliament, Virginia S., L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Lark, Muratti, Next, and Red & White. The company also owns various cigarette brands, such as Dji Sam Soe, Sampoerna, and U Mild in Indonesia; Champion, Fortune, and Hope in the Philippines; Apollo-Soyuz and Optima in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston in Colombia; Belmont, Canadian Classics, and Number 7 in Canada; Best in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados in Mexico; Assos in Greece; and Petra in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It markets and sells its products in approximately 180 countries in the European Union, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Canada. Philip Morris International Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is based in New York, New York.

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) shares were up in last trading by 1.07% to $141.36. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 3.45% over the past week and grew 4.68% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.27% above its 50 day moving average and 7.87% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a 0.5% increase in value from its one year high of $141.37. The RSI indicator value of 69.17, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (DIFM), and professional customers. The company offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its DIFM customers through third-party installers. It primarily serves home owners; and renovators/remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, installers, small business owners, and tradesmen. The company also sells its products through online. As of December 31, 2015, it had 2,274 stores, including 1,977 in the United States, 182 in Canada, and 115 in Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Deere & Company (DE) traded within a range of $109.06 to $110.42 after opening the day at $109.88. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 6.8% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.63% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $110.05 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -1.9% below its 52 week high of $112.18 and 49.95% above its 12-month low of $74.91. The shares are up by over 21.5% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 69.82 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Deere & Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. The company’s Agriculture and Turf segment provides agriculture and turf equipment, and related service parts, including large, medium, and utility tractors; loaders; combines, cotton pickers and strippers, and sugarcane harvesters; related front-end harvesting equipment; sugarcane loaders and pull-behind scrapers; and tillage, seeding, and application equipment, including sprayers, nutrient management, and soil preparation machinery. This segment also provides hay and forage equipment comprising self-propelled forage harvesters and attachments, balers, and mowers; turf and utility equipment, including riding lawn equipment and walk-behind mowers, golf course equipment, utility vehicles, and commercial mowing equipment, as well as associated implements; integrated agricultural management systems technology and solutions; and other outdoor power products. Its Construction and Forestry segment provides backhoe loaders; crawler dozers and loaders; four-wheel-drive loaders; excavators; motor graders; articulated dump trucks; landscape loaders; skid-steer loaders; and log skidders, feller bunchers, log loaders, log forwarders, log harvesters, and related attachments that are used in construction, earthmoving, material handling, and timber harvesting applications. The company’s Financial Services segment finances sales and leases of new and used agriculture and turf equipment, and construction and forestry equipment. This segment also provides wholesale financing to dealers of the foregoing equipment; finances retail revolving charge accounts; and offers extended equipment warranties. The company markets its products primarily through independent retail dealer networks and retail outlets. Deere & Company was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in Moline, Illinois.

 

Stocks in Review: CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL), Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), Coach, Inc. (COH)

CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) traded within a range of $24.46 to $24.7 after opening the day at $24.66. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 3.2% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.32% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $24.54 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -25.03% below its 52 week high of $33.45 and 9.7% above its 12-month low of $22.86. The shares are up by over 5.36% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 40.49 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

CenturyLink, Inc. provides various communications services to residential, business, wholesale, and governmental customers in the United States. It operates through two segments, Business and Consumer. The company offers high-speed Internet services, which allow customers to connect to the Internet through their existing telephone lines or fiber-optic cables; multi-protocol label switching, a data networking technology to support real-time voice and video; and private line services for the transmission of data between sites. It also provides Ethernet services, including point-to-point and multi-point equipment configurations that facilitate data transmissions across metropolitan areas and wide area networks (WAN); colocation services that enable its customers to install their own information technology (IT) equipment; and managed hosting services comprising cloud and traditional computing, application management, back-up, storage, and other services. In addition, the company offers video entertainment services and satellite digital television; Voice over Internet Protocol, a real-time, two-way voice communication service; and managed services that consist of network, hosting, cloud, and IT services. Further, it provides local calling, long-distance voice, integrated services digital network, WAN, and switched access services; and data integration, which includes the sale of telecommunications equipment and providing network management, installation, and maintenance of data equipment, and the building of proprietary fiber-optic broadband networks. Additionally, the company leases and subleases space in its office buildings, warehouses, and other properties. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 6 million high-speed Internet subscribers and 285 thousand television subscribers; and operated 59 data centers in North America, Europe, and Asia. CenturyLink, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana.

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.3% or $-0.26 to close the day at $86.06 on active trading volume of 3.05M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.91M. The Redwood City California 94065 based company has been outperforming the multimedia & graphics software group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 44.98%, compared to the industry which has advanced 49.08% over the same period. With RSI of 68.64, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $94.38, making it a hold for now.

Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes games, content, and services for consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, and tablets worldwide. It develops and publishes digital interactive entertainment games primarily under the FIFA, Madden NFL, Star Wars, Battlefield, The Sims, Need for Speed, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Plants vs. Zombies, and Titanfall brand names. The company also offers casual games, such as cards, puzzles, and word games through its Pogo online service. Electronic Arts Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Coach, Inc. (COH) dropped $-0.03 to close the day at a new closing price of $38.1, a -0.08% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 13.52% above its 52 week low of $33.62. A total of 3.91M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.3M. The stock, which fluctuated between $38.04 and $38.55 during the day, currently situated -11.27% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 8.61% in the past one month and up by 3.93% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $42.77 and RSI of 60.63, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Coach, Inc. provides luxury accessories and lifestyle brands. It offers handbags, money pieces, wristlets and cosmetic cases, key rings, and charms for women; and business cases, computer bags, messenger-style bags, backpacks, totes, wallets, card cases, belts, time management, electronic accessories, and ready-to-wear for men. The company also provides footwear; seasonal lifestyle apparel collections, including outerwear and ready-to-wear, and cold weather accessories, such as gloves, scarves, and hats; jewelry consisting of bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings made with sterling silver, leather, and non-precious metals; sunglasses; watches; and fragrances comprising eau de perfume sprays, eau de toilette sprays, purse sprays, and body lotions. In addition, it offers weekend and travel accessories, travel bags, and other lifestyle products. Further, the company holds licensing rights to market and distribute footwear, eyewear, watches, and fragrances under the Coach brand name. It markets its products to consumers through a network of company-operated stores, including Internet in North America; and Coach-operated stores and concession shop-in-shops in Japan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, South Korea, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. The company also sells its products to wholesale customers and distributors in approximately 55 countries. As of July 2, 2016, it operated 228 Coach retail stores and 204 Coach outlet leased stores; and 522 Coach-operated concession shop-in-shops within department stores, retail, and outlet stores, as well as 75 Stuart Weitzman stores. Coach, Inc. was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), Rite Aid Corporation (RAD), The Western Union Company (WU)

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) retreated with the stock falling -1.68% or $-0.12 to close at $7.02 on light trading volume of 18.56M compared its three months average trading volume of 20.17M. The Plano Texas 75024 based company operating under the Department Stores industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 0.43% up for the period and down by -15.52% so far this year. With price target of $10.18 and a 10.55% rebound from 52-week low, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.
  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.

Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) gained $0.09 to close the day at a new closing price of $5.7, a 1.6% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 9.62% above its 52 week low of $5.2. A total of 17.04M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 23.62M. The stock, which fluctuated between $5.62 and $5.76 during the day, currently situated -35.01% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -34.48% in the past one month and down by -19.03% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $7.75 and RSI of 29.96, the stock still has upside potential, making it a buy for now.

Rite Aid Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail drugstores in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Retail Pharmacy and Pharmacy Services. The Retail Pharmacy Segment sells prescription drugs; and a range of other merchandises, such as over-the-counter medications, health and beauty aids, personal care items, cosmetics, household items, food and beverages, greeting cards, seasonal merchandise, and other everyday and convenience products. It also operates retail clinics that provide treatment for common conditions; and a range of preventive services, including screenings, medical tests, immunizations, and basic physical exams. In addition, this segment provides health coaching, shared decision making tools, and health care analytics, including health coaching for medical decisions, chronic conditions, and wellness; population analytic solutions; and consulting services. The Pharmacy Services Segment provides pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services and a range of pharmacy-related services. It also offers integrated mail-order and specialty pharmacy services; and performs prescription adjudication services for other PBMs. Rite Aid Corporation has a strategic alliance with GNC. As of February 27, 2016, the company operated approximately 4,561 stores in 31 states of the United States and in the District of Columbia. Rite Aid Corporation was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

The Western Union Company (WU) shares were down in last trading by -1.06% to $19.53. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.51% over the past week and fell -11.71% in the past month. It is currently trading -7.71% below its 50 day moving average and -3.05% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -13.96% decrease in value from its one year high of $22.7. The RSI indicator value of 33.79, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers money transfer services. This segment provides various options for sending funds, including walk-in and online money transfer, as well as account based money transfer services through a network of third-party agents using multi-currency and real-time money transfer processing systems. The Consumer-to-Business segment offers options to make one-time or recurring payments from consumers to businesses and other organizations, including utilities, auto finance companies, mortgage servicers, financial service providers, government agencies, and other businesses. It also provides various products, which provide consumers choices as to the payment channel and method of payment, including Speedpay, Pago Fácil, and Western Union Payments. This segment offers its services primarily through the phone and Online, as well as through its agent networks and selected company-owned locations. The Business Solutions segment facilitates payment and foreign exchange solutions, primarily cross-border and cross-currency transactions for small and medium size enterprises and other organizations, as well as for individuals. This segment provides its services through the phone, partner channels, and the Internet. As of December 31, 2015, the company had a network of approximately 500,000 agent locations in approximately 200 countries and territories. The Western Union Company was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.