Josh Smith

Trader Alert: Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI), Hasbro, Inc. (HAS), Unum Group (UNM)

Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI) grew with the stock adding 2.36% or $1.02 to close at $44.26 on light trading volume of 1.39M compared its three months average trading volume of 674.13K. The New York New York 10036 based company operating under the Publishing – Periodicals industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 32.26% up for the period and up by 1.1% so far this year. With price target of $43.68 and a 34.63% rebound from 52-week low, Thomson Reuters Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Thomson Reuters Corporation provides news and information for professional markets worldwide. The company sells electronic content and services to professionals primarily on a subscription basis. It operates through three business units: Financial & Risk, Legal, and Tax & Accounting. The Financial & Risk business unit offers news, information and analytics, enabling transactions and connecting communities of trading, investment, financial, and corporate professionals, as well as regulatory and operational risk management solutions. The Legal business unit provides critical online and print information, decision tools, and software and services to support legal, investigation, business, and government professionals. The Tax & Accounting business unit offers integrated tax compliance and accounting information, software, and services for professionals in accounting firms, corporations, law firms, and government. The company also provides intellectual property and scientific information, and decision support tools and services that enable governments, academia, publishers, corporations, and law firms to discover, protect, and commercialize new ideas and brands. In addition, it operates Reuters, which provides real-time multimedia news and information services to newspapers, television and cable networks, radio stations, and Websites. The company was formerly known as The Thomson Corporation and changed its name to Thomson Reuters Corporation in April 2008. Thomson Reuters Corporation was founded in 1799 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Hasbro, Inc. (HAS) dropped $-0.11 to close the day at a new closing price of $97.63, a -0.11% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 45.86% above its 52 week low of $70.49. A total of 1.38M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.7M. The stock, which fluctuated between $97.04 and $98 during the day, currently situated -0.64% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 19.1% in the past one month and up by 17.75% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $93.11 and RSI of 75.94, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Hasbro, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides children’s and family leisure time products and services worldwide. It operates through U.S. and Canada, International, Entertainment and Licensing, and Global Operations segments. The company’s product offerings include various toys comprising boys’ action figures, arts and crafts, creative play products, girls’ toys, electronic toys and related electronic interactive products, fashion and other dolls, infant products, play sets, preschool toys, plush products, sports action blasters and accessories, and vehicles and toy-related specialty products. It also offers games comprising face to face, board, off-the-board, digital, card, electronic, trading card, role-playing games, puzzles, and others. The company’s franchise brands include LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH, and TRANSFORMERS; challenger brands comprise BABY ALIVE, FURBY, FURREAL FRIENDS, KRE-O, PLAYSKOOL, and PLAYSKOOL HEROES; and gaming mega brands primarily consists of CONNECT 4, ELEFUN & FRIENDS, JENGA, THE GAME OF LIFE, OPERATION, SCRABBLE, TRIVIAL PURSUIT, and TWISTER. In addition, it produces television programming primarily based on its brands, as well as distributes such programming. Further, the company distributes television programming to broadcasters and cable networks, as well as on various digital platforms, such as Netflix and iTunes. Additionally, it develops games for tablets and mobile devices comprising DRAGONVALE; and is involved in the consumer products licensing, digital gaming, and movie entertainment operations. Hasbro, Inc. sells its products to wholesalers, distributors, chain stores, discount stores, drug stores, mail order houses, catalog stores, department stores, and other traditional retailers, as well as Internet-based e-tailers. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Unum Group (UNM) shares were down in last trading by -0.06% to $47.39. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.13% over the past week and grew 6.17% in the past month. It is currently trading 6.65% above its 50 day moving average and 27.59% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.73% decrease in value from its one year high of $47.75. The RSI indicator value of 70.56, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Unum Group, together with its subsidiaries, provides group and individual disability insurance products and services primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates through three segments: Unum US, Unum UK, and Colonial Life. It provides group long-term and short-term disability, group life, and accidental death and dismemberment; supplemental and voluntary products, such as individual disability and voluntary benefits products; and accident, sickness, disability, life, and cancer and critical illness products. The company also offers group pension, individual life, corporate-owned life insurance, reinsurance pools, management operations, and other product lines. In addition, it provides a portfolio of other insurance products, including life insurance, employer- and employee-paid group benefits, and other related services. The company markets its products primarily to employers for the benefit of employees. It sells its products through field sales personnel, independent brokers, and consultants, as well as independent contractor agency sales force. Unum Group was founded in 1848 and is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

 

Stocks Under Review: Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT), Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU)

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -6.1% or $-0.01 to close the day at $0.2 on active trading volume of 5.31M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4M. The Houston Texas 77057 based company has been underperforming the oil & gas drilling & exploration group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -89.8%, compared to the industry which has advanced 112.9% over the same period. With RSI of 25.67, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $0, making it a hold for now.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, acquires and develops oil and natural gas properties in the United States. It owns properties, and oil and natural gas reserves primarily located in 10 operating basins, including the Green River Basin in Wyoming; the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico; the Gulf Coast Basin in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama; the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma and North Texas; the Piceance Basin in Colorado; the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming and Montana; the Arkoma Basin in Arkansas and Oklahoma; the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana; the Wind River Basin in Wyoming; and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. As of December 31, 2015, the company had total estimated proved reserves of 2,289.3 million barrels of oil equivalent, as well as owned working interests in 14,459 gross productive wells and approximately 881,508 gross undeveloped acres. Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. On February 1, 2017, Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC, along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT) retreated with the stock falling -2% or $-0.43 to close at $21.03 on active trading volume of 5.26M compared its three months average trading volume of 408.64K. The Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17102 based company operating under the REIT – Hotel/Motel industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 27.83% up for the period and up by 0.05% so far this year. With price target of $20.45 and a 44.79% rebound from 52-week low, Hersha Hospitality Trust has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Hersha Hospitality Trust, a real estate investment trust, engages in the ownership and operation of mid scale limited service hotels in the Eastern United States. As of June 30, 2005, it owned interests in 35 hotels, including 4 hotels owned through joint ventures in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Georgia, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, Hersha would not be subject to income tax to the extent it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.

Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -2.29% or $-0.05 to close the day at $2.13 on higher than average trading volume of 5.02M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.03M. The San Francisco California 94105 based company has been outperforming the multimedia & graphics software companies by 10.236% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 9.79% YTD, versus the multimedia & graphics software industry which is up 19.49% for the same period. The RSI of 40.14 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: Delcath Systems, Inc. (DCTH), Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN), SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU)

Delcath Systems, Inc. (DCTH) managed to rebound with the stock declining -1.13% or $0 to close the day at $0.22 on higher than average trading volume of 3.66M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.01M. The New York New York 10019 based company has been underperforming the drug delivery companies by -85.3953% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -76.2% YTD, versus the drug delivery industry which is down -0.01% for the same period. The RSI of 19.89 indicates the stock is oversold at the current levels, buy for now.

Delcath Systems, Inc. operates as a specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company focusing on cancers of the liver. The company is developing its proprietary product-Melphalan Hydrochloride for injection for use with the Delcath Hepatic Delivery System; and markets melphalan hydrochloride as a device under the trade name Delcath Hepatic CHEMOSAT Delivery System for Melphalan in Europe. Its primary focus is on the execution of its clinical development program in ocular melanoma liver metastases, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, and certain other cancers that are metastatic to the liver. Delcath Systems, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN) had a active trading with around 3.61M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.56M. The stock traded between $12.66 and $13.3 before closing at the price of $12.81 with -0.16% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77002 based company is currently trading 410.36% above its 52 week low of $2.59 and -10.98% below its 52 week high of $14.39. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 56.09 and $15.64 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Sanchez Energy Corporation, an independent exploration and production company, engages in the exploration, acquisition, and development of oil and natural gas resources in the onshore U.S. Gulf Coast. It holds a 93% working interest in the Eagle Ford Shale, which consists of approximately 200,000 net leasehold acres in the oil and condensate, or black oil and volatile oil located in South Texas; and a 65% working interest in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale covering an area of approximately 62,000 net leasehold acres situated in Mississippi and Louisiana. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) traded within a range of $3.89 to $4 after opening the day at $3.91. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -15.2% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.02% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $3.96 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -35.82% below its 52 week high of $6.17 and 8.79% above its 12-month low of $3.64. The shares are down by over -13.54% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 43.33 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

Trader Alert: MPLX LP (MPLX), Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (AMP), Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)

MPLX LP (MPLX) retreated with the stock falling -0.36% or $-0.14 to close at $38.6 on light trading volume of 1.13M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.61M. The Findlay Ohio 45840 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 148% up for the period and up by 13.05% so far this year. With price target of $42.17 and a 150.88% rebound from 52-week low, MPLX LP has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

MPLX LP owns, operates, develops, and acquires midstream energy infrastructure assets. The company engages in gathering, processing, and transportation of natural gas; the gathering, transportation, fractionation, storage, and marketing of natural gas liquids; and the gathering, transportation, and storage of crude oil and refined petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company’s assets included approximately 2,900 miles of crude oil and refined product pipelines across 9 states. It also holds a 100% interest in butane cavern located in Neal, West Virginia with approximately 1,000 thousand barrels of storage capacity. In addition, the company operates crude oil and product pipelines owned by third parties. MPLX GP LLC acts as the general partner of MPLX LP. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Findlay, Ohio.

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (AMP) gained $0.58 to close the day at a new closing price of $124.31, a 0.47% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 68.67% above its 52 week low of $80.39. A total of 1.12M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.21M. The stock, which fluctuated between $122.71 and $124.85 during the day, currently situated 0.23% above its 52 week high. The stock is up by 8.71% in the past one month and up by 22.63% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $136.89 and RSI of 68.88, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Ameriprise Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various financial products and services to individual and institutional clients in the United States and internationally. The company’s Advice & Wealth Management segment provides financial planning and advice, as well as full-service brokerage services primarily to retail clients through its advisors. Its Asset Management segment offers investment management and advice, and investment products to retail, high net worth, and institutional clients through unaffiliated third party financial institutions and institutional sales force. This segment’s products include U.S. mutual funds and their non-U.S. equivalents, exchange-traded funds, variable product funds underlying insurance, and annuity separate accounts; and institutional asset management products, such as traditional asset classes, separately managed accounts, individually managed accounts, collateralized loan obligations, hedge funds, collective funds, and property funds. The company’s Annuities segment provides variable and fixed annuity products to individual clients through affiliated and unaffiliated advisors, and financial institutions. Its Protection segment offers various products to address the protection and risk management needs of retail clients, including life, disability income, and property casualty insurance through advisors and affinity relationships. The company was formerly known as American Express Financial Corporation and changed its name to Ameriprise Financial, Inc. in September 2005. Ameriprise Financial, Inc. was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) shares were down in last trading by -0.25% to $70.82. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.24% over the past week and grew 16.58% in the past month. It is currently trading 14.82% above its 50 day moving average and 36.47% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.35% decrease in value from its one year high of $71.79. The RSI indicator value of 74.54, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Computer Sciences Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides information technology services and solutions primarily in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. It operates through two segments, Global Business Services (GBS) and Global Infrastructure Services (GIS). The GBS segment offers technology solutions comprising consulting, applications services, and software. This segment also provides applications services, which optimize and modernize clients’ business and technical environments that enable clients to capitalize on emerging services, such as cloud, mobility, and big data within new commercial models, including the ‘as a Service’ and digital economies; consulting services, which help organizations innovate, transform, and create sustainable competitive advantage; and vertically aligned software solutions and process-based intellectual property power mission-critical transaction engines in insurance, banking, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, and other diversified industries. The GIS segment offers managed and virtual desktop, unified communications and collaboration, data center management, cyber security, and compute and managed storage solutions to commercial clients. This segment also provides next-generation cloud offerings consisting of Infrastructure as a Service, private cloud solutions, CloudMail, and Storage as a Service. The company has a strategic partnership with HCL Technologies to create an applications modernization delivery network. Computer Sciences Corporation was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Tysons, Virginia.

 

Stocks To Track: Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG), Tiffany & Co. (TIF), DTE Energy Company (DTE)

Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) climbed 0.46% during last trading as the stock added $0.28 to finish the day at $60.86 with about 1.18M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.5M. The $17.43B market cap company, which fluctuated between $60.54 and $61.05 during the day, currently situated 86.79% above its 52 week low of $35.55 and -0.78% away from its one year high of $61.34. The RSI of 63.25 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Principal Financial Group, Inc. provides retirement, asset management, and insurance products and services to businesses, individuals, and institutional clients worldwide. It operates through Retirement and Income Solutions, Principal Global Investors, Principal International, and U.S. Insurance Solutions segments. The Retirement and Income Solutions segment provides a portfolio of asset accumulation products and services, including retirement savings and income. It offers products and services for defined contribution pension plans, including 401(k) and 403(b) plans, defined benefit pension plans, nonqualified executive benefit plans, and employee stock ownership plans; individual retirement accounts and payroll deduction plans; investment-only products; and annuities, mutual funds, and bank products. The Principal Global Investors segment provides equity, fixed income, real estate, and other alternative investments, as well as asset allocation, stable value management, and other structured investment strategies. The Principal International segment offers pension accumulation and income annuity products, mutual funds, asset management, and life insurance accumulation products, as well as voluntary savings plans in Brazil, Chile, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, India, Mexico, and the Southeast Asia. The U.S. Insurance Solutions segment provides specialty benefits consisting of group dental and vision insurance, individual and group disability insurance, and group life insurance; and individual life insurance products comprising universal and variable universal life insurance and term life insurance, as well as non-medical fee-for-service claims administration services in the United States. It also provides insurance solutions for small and medium-sized businesses and their owners, as well as executives. Principal Financial Group, Inc. was founded in 1879 and is based in Des Moines, Iowa.

Tiffany & Co. (TIF) gained $0.94 to close the day at a new closing price of $81.37, a 1.17% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 44.47% above its 52 week low of $56.99. A total of 1.18M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.96M. The stock, which fluctuated between $80.48 and $81.68 during the day, currently situated -4.23% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.67% in the past one month and up by 5.09% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $83.81 and RSI of 56.06, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Tiffany & Co., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and retails jewelry and other items worldwide. Its jewelry products include fine and solitaire jewelry; engagement rings and wedding bands; and non-gemstone, sterling silver, and gold jewelry. The company also sells timepieces, leather goods, sterling silverware, china, crystal, stationery, fragrances, and accessories. In addition, it wholesales diamonds to third parties. The company offers its products through retail sales, Internet and catalog sales, business-to-business sales, and wholesale distribution. As of January 31, 2016, it operated 124 stores in the Americas, 81 stores in the Asia-Pacific, 56 stores in Japan, 41 stores in Europe, and 5 stores in the United Arab Emirates. Tiffany & Co. was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

DTE Energy Company (DTE) had a active trading with around 1.17M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.01M. The stock traded between $96.56 and $97.57 before closing at the price of $97.36 with 0.15% change on the day. The Detroit Michigan 48226 based company is currently trading 23.08% above its 52 week low of $81.75 and -2.14% below its 52 week high of $100.45. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 45.2 and $101.54 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

DTE Energy Company engages in the utility operations. The company’s Electric segment generates, purchases, distributes, and sells electricity to approximately 2.2 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers in southeastern Michigan. It generates electricity through fossil-fuel, hydroelectric pumped storage, and nuclear plants, as well as wind and other renewable assets. This segment owns and operates approximately 690 distribution substations and 438,000 line transformers. Its Gas segment engages in the purchase, storage, transportation, distribution, and sale of natural gas to approximately 1.3 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Michigan, as well as the sale of storage and transportation capacity. This segment has approximately 19,000 miles of distribution mains; 1,149,000 service pipelines; and 1,297,000 active meters, as well as owns approximately 2,000 miles of transmission pipelines. The company’s Gas Storage and Pipelines segment owns natural gas storage fields, and lateral and gathering pipeline systems, as well as has ownership interests in interstate pipelines serving the Midwest, Ontario, and northeast markets. Its Power and Industrial Projects segment provides metallurgical coke; pulverized coal and petroleum coke to the steel, pulp and paper, and other industries; and power, steam, chilled water, and wastewater treatment services, as well as supplies compressed air to industrial customers. This segment also owns and operates 4 renewable generating plants with a capacity of 191 MWs; and 11 reduced emissions fuel facilities, as well as develops landfill gas recovery systems. The company’s Energy Trading segment engages in power and gas marketing and trading; structured transactions; and the optimization of contracted natural gas pipeline transportation and storage positions. DTE Energy Company was founded in 1995 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM), Jaguar Animal Health, Inc. (JAGX), Coeur Mining, Inc. (CDE)

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 3.58% or $1.05 to close the day at $30.35 on light trading volume of 16.97M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.61M. The Austin Texas 78703 based company has been outperforming the grocery stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 7.05%, compared to the industry which has advanced 2.17% over the same period. With RSI of 49.97, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $30.53, making it a hold for now.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. operates natural and organic foods supermarkets. Its stores offers produce, packaged goods, bulk, frozen, dairy, meat, bakery, prepared foods, coffee, tea, beer, wine, cheese, nutritional supplements, vitamins, body care, pet foods, and household goods. As of November 2, 2016, the company operated 464 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Jaguar Animal Health, Inc. (JAGX) climbed 51.4% during last trading as the stock added $0.35 to finish the day at $1.03 with about 16.5M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 426.94K. The $16.46M market cap company, which fluctuated between $0.88 and $1.23 during the day, currently situated 106% above its 52 week low of $0.5 and -72.82% away from its one year high of $3.79. The RSI of 68.89 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Jaguar Animal Health, Inc., a development-stage animal health company, focuses on developing and commercializing gastrointestinal products for companion and production animals, foals, and high value horses. The company’s lead prescription drug product candidate includes Canalevia, a canine-specific formulation of Crofelemer for the treatment of CID and general acute watery diarrhea in dogs. It is also developing Crofelemer to treat acute colitis in horses and general acute watery diarrhea in cats; Neonorm, an enteric-coated tablet for scours in preweaned dairy calves, as well as other animal species, such as horses, goats, and sheep; and other product candidates, including Virend and NP-500. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Coeur Mining, Inc. (CDE) saw its value decrease by -21.88% as the stock dropped $-2.63 to finish the day at a closing price of $9.39. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $2.74-$16.41 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $9.37 to $11.57 during the day, are down by -14.87% in the past three months and down by -41.24% over the past six months. It is currently trading -18.28% below its 20 day moving average and -10.4% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $12.83 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 34.8. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Coeur Mining, Inc. owns, operates, explores for, and develops silver and gold properties. The company holds interests in the Palmarejo silver-gold mine located in Mexico; Rochester silver and gold mine in northwestern Nevada; Kensington gold mine located to the north of Juneau, Alaska; and Wharf gold mine in South Dakota. It also owns the San Bartolomé silver mine in Bolivia; Endeavor zinc, lead, and silver mine located in Australia; La Preciosa silver-gold exploration project in the State of Durango, Mexico; and Joaquin silver-gold exploration project located in the Santa Cruz province of southern Argentina. In addition, the company holds royalty interests in the Cerro Bayo mine in Chile; El Gallo complex in Mexico; Zaruma mine in Ecuador; and Correnso gold mine in New Zealand, as well as other precious metal properties. Coeur Mining, Inc. markets its silver and gold concentrates to third-party refiners and smelters in the United States, China, and Japan. The company was formerly known as Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation and changed its name to Coeur Mining, Inc. in May 2013. Coeur Mining, Inc. was founded in 1928 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: Hecla Mining Company (HL), Banc of California, Inc. (BANC), Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (OHI)

Hecla Mining Company (HL) traded within a range of $6.4 to $6.74 after opening the day at $6.71. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 23.85% so far this year. The stock was down close to -3.13% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $6.49 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -15.01% below its 52 week high of $7.64 and 233.75% above its 12-month low of $2.1. The shares are down by over -9.44% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 56.67 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Hecla Mining Company, together with its subsidiaries, discovers, acquires, develops, produces, and markets precious and base metal deposits worldwide. The company offers unrefined gold and silver bullion bars to precious metals traders; and lead, zinc, and bulk concentrates to custom smelters and brokers. It owns 100% interests in the Greens Creek mine located on Admiralty Island in Southeast Alaska; the Lucky Friday unit located in the Coeur d’Alene mining district in northern Idaho; the Casa Berardi mine located in the Abitibi region of north-western Quebec, Canada; and the San Sebastian unit located in the state of Durango, Mexico. The company was founded in 1891 and is based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Banc of California, Inc. (BANC) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 22.67% or $3.65 to close the day at $19.75 on active trading volume of 7.27M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.57M. The Irvine California 92612 based company has been outperforming the regional – pacific banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 35.37%, compared to the industry which has advanced 62.26% over the same period. With RSI of 72.15, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $20.13, making it a hold for now.

Banc of California, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Banc of California, National Association that provides banking products and services in the United States. It operates through Commercial Banking, Mortgage Banking, Financial Advisory, and Corporate/Other segments. The company’s deposits consist of savings, checking, money market, and demand accounts, as well as certificates of deposit; and commercial and consumer loan products include commercial and industrial loans, commercial real estate loans, multi-family loans, SBA guaranteed business loans, construction and renovation loans, lease financing, single family residential mortgage loans, warehouse loans, asset or security backed loans, home equity lines of credit, consumer and business lines of credit, home equity loans, and other consumer loans. It also provides private banking products for high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs; and other banking services to financial institutions, as well as invests in mortgage-backed securities. In addition, the company offers automated bill payment, cash and treasury management, master demand accounts, foreign exchange, interest rate swaps, trust services, card payment services, remote and mobile deposit capture, ACH origination, wire transfer, direct deposit, and safe deposit boxes, as well as online, telephone, and mobile banking services. Further, it provides financial advisory and asset management services to third parties; and manages and sells other real estate owned properties. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 35 branches in San Diego, Orange, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties in California; and 68 loan production offices in California, Arizona, Oregon, Virginia, Indiana, Colorado, Idaho, and Nevada. Banc of California, Inc. was formerly known as First PacTrust Bancorp, Inc. and changed its name to Banc of California, Inc. in July 2013. The company was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (OHI) dropped $-1.81 to close the day at a new closing price of $30.76, a -5.56% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 22.72% above its 52 week low of $28.06. A total of 7.27M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.14M. The stock, which fluctuated between $30.7 and $33.12 during the day, currently situated -16.09% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.01% in the past one month and up by 6.22% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $34.07 and RSI of 40.79, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. is a real estate investment firm. The firm invests in the real estate markets of United States. It invests in healthcare facilities, primarily in long-term healthcare facilities in order to create its portfolio. Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is based in Maryland, United States.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA), Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW), Cousins Properties Incorporated (CUZ)

MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) saw its value decrease by -0.25% as the stock dropped $-0.02 to finish the day at a closing price of $8.01. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $6.17-$8.09 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $8 to $8.09 during the day, are up by 10.45% in the past three months and up by 8.3% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.41% above its 20 day moving average and 3.34% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $7.79 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 60.22.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

MFA Financial, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company invests in residential mortgage assets, including agency and non-agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS), and residential whole loans, and credit risk transfer securities. Its MBS are secured by hybrid mortgages, adjustable-rate mortgages, and 15-year and longer term fixed-rate mortgages, as well as by mortgages that have interest rates that reset more frequently. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT for the U.S. federal income tax purposes and would not be subject to income taxes, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. MFA Financial, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) shares were up in last trading by 0.54% to $13.09. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.75% over the past week and grew 5.65% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.47% above its 50 day moving average and -3.89% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -14.81% decrease in value from its one year high of $15.91. The RSI indicator value of 59.95, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It acquires, develops, and invests in healthcare facilities; and leases healthcare facilities to healthcare operating companies and healthcare providers. The company also provides mortgage loans to healthcare operators, as well as working capital and other term loans to its tenants/borrowers. As of February 24, 2011, its portfolio consisted of 58 properties, including 22 general acute care hospitals, 17 long-term acute care hospitals, 9 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 2 medical office buildings, and 6 wellness centers, as well as 2 non-owned general acute care facilities. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Tax Code. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal income tax purposes, provided that it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its shareholders. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Birmingham, Alabama.

Cousins Properties Incorporated (CUZ) traded within a range of $8.43 to $8.82 after opening the day at $8.65. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.6% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.58% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $8.5 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -3.08% below its 52 week high of $8.82 and 63.55% above its 12-month low of $5.68. The shares are up by over 14.% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 50.62 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Cousins Properties Incorporated, a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, develops, and manages real estate portfolio, as well as performs certain real estate-related services in the United States. The company operates through four divisions: Office/Multi-Family, Retail, Industrial, and Land. The Office/Multi-Family division develops and manages office projects primarily in Austin, Dallas, Charlotte, Birmingham, and Atlanta; develops and sells multi-family projects in urban locations in the southeastern United States; and manages and leases office properties owned by third parties. It also develops mixed use projects that contain multiple product types in communities where individuals live, work, and seek entertainment. As of December 31, 2006, this division owned interests in 20 operating office properties; and had 5 office or multi-family projects under development or redevelopment. The Retail division develops and manages retail shopping centers principally in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Texas, and Florida. As of the above date, this division owned 10 operating retail properties; and had 3 projects and 1 expansion under development. The Industrial division develops institutional warehouse and distribution properties in the metropolitan Atlanta area and the Dallas market. As of December 31, 2006, this division owned one operating industrial property and three projects under development. The Land division engages in the acquisition and entitlement of land, the development and sale of residential lots, and the acquisition and sale of certain undeveloped tracts of land to third parties. As of the above date, this division had 24 residential communities under development. The company qualifies as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. Cousins Properties was founded in 1958 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Finisar Corporation (FNSR), Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (ASNA), The Wendy’s Company (WEN)

Finisar Corporation (FNSR) grew with the stock adding 2.89% or $0.91 to close at $32.43 on active trading volume of 2.99M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.43M. The Sunnyvale California 94089 based company operating under the Networking & Communication Devices industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 151.98% up for the period and up by 7.14% so far this year. With price target of $42.2 and a 166.04% rebound from 52-week low, Finisar Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Finisar Corporation provides optical subsystems and components for data communication and telecommunication applications in the United States, Malaysia, China, and internationally. Its optical subsystems primarily consist of transmitters, receivers, transceivers, transponders, and active optical cables that provide the fundamental optical-electrical or optoelectronic interface for interconnecting the electronic equipment used in communication networks, including the switches, routers, and servers used in wireline networks, as well as the antennas and base stations used in wireless networks. The company also offers wavelength selective switches, which are used to switch network traffic from one optical fiber to multiple other fibers without converting to an electronic signal. In addition, it provides optical components comprising packaged lasers, receivers, and photodetectors for data communication and telecommunication applications; and passive optical components for telecommunication applications. Finisar Corporation markets its products through its direct sales force, as well as through a network of distributors and manufacturers’ representatives to the original equipment manufacturers of storage systems, networking equipment, and telecommunication equipment, as well as to their contract manufacturers. Finisar Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (ASNA) gained $0.19 to close the day at a new closing price of $5.1, a 3.87% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 14.86% above its 52 week low of $4.44. A total of 2.98M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.62M. The stock, which fluctuated between $4.82 and $5.19 during the day, currently situated -54.71% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -5.73% in the past one month and down by -1.54% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $6.5 and RSI of 40.44, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

The Wendy’s Company (WEN) shares were up in last trading by 1.86% to $14.22. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 4.41% over the past week and grew 5.33% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.87% above its 50 day moving average and 27.55% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a 0.92% increase in value from its one year high of $14.31. The RSI indicator value of 65, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Wendy’s Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a quick-service restaurant company in the hamburger sandwich segment worldwide. It is involved in operating, developing, and franchising a system of quick-service restaurants. The company’s restaurants offer a range of chicken breast sandwiches, chicken nuggets, chili, French fries, baked potatoes, salads, soft drinks, Frosty desserts, and kids’ meals. As of November 9, 2016, its restaurant system included approximately 6,500 franchise and company-operated restaurants. The company was formerly known as Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. and changed its name to The Wendy’s Company in July 2011. The Wendy’s Company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

 

Investor’s Alert: HRG Group, Inc. (HRG), Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (VSH), BGC Partners, Inc. (BGCP)

HRG Group, Inc. (HRG) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.29% or $-0.05 to close the day at $17.26 on higher than average trading volume of 2.63M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.12M. The New York New York 10022 based company has been underperforming the conglomerates companies by 14.6849% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 10.93% YTD, versus the conglomerates industry which is up 9.68% for the same period. The RSI of 71.79 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

HRG Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various branded consumer products. It operates through two segments, Consumer Products and Insurance. Its product portfolio includes consumer batteries, such as alkaline and zinc carbon batteries, nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries, battery chargers, battery-powered portable lighting products, hearing aid batteries, and other specialty battery products; small appliances comprising small kitchen appliances and home product appliances; and personal care products, such as electric shaving and grooming products, and other personal care products. The company’s product portfolio also comprises hardware and home improvement products, including residential locksets, door hardware, and plumbing products; pet supplies consisting of aquatics, companion animals, and pet food products; home and garden improvement products, such as outdoor insect and weed control solutions, animal repellents, household pest control solutions, and personal use pesticides for protection from various outdoor nuisance pests; and auto care products, including automotive aftermarket appearance, performance chemicals, and do-it-yourself automotive air conditioner recharge products. The company sells its products through retailers, wholesalers and distributors, construction companies, hearing aid professionals, industrial distributors, and original equipment manufacturers in approximately 160 countries in the North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific. In addition, it provides life insurance and annuity products through independent agents and managing general agents; and long-term reinsurance to specialty insurance sector of fixed, deferred, and payout annuities. The company was formerly known as Harbinger Group Inc. and changed its name to HRG Group, Inc. in March 2015. HRG Group, Inc. was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (VSH) had a active trading with around 2.63M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.04M. The stock traded between $15.45 and $16.25 before closing at the price of $16.05 with 3.55% change on the day. The Malvern Pennsylvania 19355 based company is currently trading 55.46% above its 52 week low of $11.13 and -5.59% below its 52 week high of $17. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 44.67 and $13.63 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. manufactures and supplies discrete semiconductors and passive components in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company operates in five segments: MOSFETs, Diodes, Optoelectronic Components, Resistors & Inductors, and Capacitors. The MOSFETs segment offers low- and medium-voltage TrenchFET MOSFETs, high-voltage planar MOSFETs, high voltage super junction MOSFETs, power integrated circuits, and integrated function power devices. The Diodes segment provides rectifiers, small signal diodes, protection diodes, thyristors or silicon-controlled rectifiers, power modules, and IGBTs. The Optoelectronic segment provides standard and customer specific optoelectronic components, such as infrared (IR) emitters and detectors, IR remote control receivers, optocouplers, solid-state relays, optical sensors, light-emitting diodes, 7-segment displays, and IR data transceiver modules. The Resistors & Inductors segment provides film, wirewound, power metal strip, crowbar and steel blade, variable, and non-linear resistors, as well as battery management shunts, thermo fuses, chip fuses, pryotechnic initiators/ignitors, networks/arrays, magnetics, and connectors. The Capacitors segment offers tantalum, ceramic, film, power, heavy-current, and aluminum electrolytic capacitors. The company’s semiconductor components are used for power control, power conversion, power management, signal switching, signal routing, signal blocking, signal amplification, two-way data transfer, one-way remote control, and circuit isolation functions; and passive components are used to restrict current flow, suppress voltage increases, store and discharge energy, control alternating current and voltage, filter out unwanted electrical signals, and perform other functions. It serves industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, power supplies, aerospace, and medical markets. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania.

BGC Partners, Inc. (BGCP) traded within a range of $11.31 to $11.58 after opening the day at $11.42. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 10.95% so far this year. The stock was up close to 3.09% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $11.35 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding 0.27% above its 52 week high of $11.58 and 46.92% above its 12-month low of $8.18. The shares are up by over 31.11% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 63.4 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

BGC Partners, Inc. operates as a brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets worldwide. It operates in two segments, Financial Services and Real Estate Services. The Financial Services segment provides brokerage services for fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commodities, futures, and structured products. This segment also offers trade execution, broker-dealer, clearing, processing, information, and other back-office services to a range of financial and non-financial institutions; and electronic marketplaces comprising government bond markets, interest rate derivatives, spot foreign exchange, foreign exchange derivatives, corporate bonds, and credit derivatives. In addition, it provides screen-based market solutions, which enable its clients to develop a marketplace, trade with their customers, issue debt, trade odd lots, access program trading interfaces, and access its network and intellectual property; software and technology infrastructure for the transactional and technology related elements; and certain technology services. Further, this segment offers financial technology solutions, market data, post-trade, and analytics related to select financial instruments and markets through FENICS, BGC Trader, Capitalab, and BGC Market Data brands. The Real Estate Services segment offers leasing and corporate advisory, investment sales and financial services, consulting, project management, and property and facilities management services. The company primarily serves banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, corporations, property owners, real estate developers, and investment firms, as well as institutional clients. BGC Partners, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in New York, New York.