Josh Smith

3 Stocks to Watch For: Lexington Realty Trust (LXP), Five Below, Inc. (FIVE), First Solar, Inc. (FSLR)

Lexington Realty Trust (LXP) saw its value increase by 1.01% as the stock gained $0.11 to finish the day at a closing price of $11.01. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $6.61-$11.18 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $10.91 to $11.04 during the day, are up by 13.52% in the past three months and up by 4.79% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.43% above its 20 day moving average and 3.67% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $10.11 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 59.09.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Lexington Realty Trust operates as a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The company acquires, owns, and manages a portfolio of office, industrial, and retail properties net-leased to corporate tenants in the United States. It also provides investment advisory and asset management services to institutional investors in the net lease area. As of June 30, 2005, the company operated 185 properties and managed 2 properties. Lexington Realty Trust has elected to qualify as a REIT for federal income tax purposes. As a REIT, it would not be taxed on the portion of its income, which is distributed to shareholders, provided it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in New York City.

Five Below, Inc. (FIVE) shares were up in last trading by 4.65% to $39.8. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.16% over the past week and fell -2.26% in the past month. It is currently trading -0.68% below its 50 day moving average and -5.93% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -24.48% decrease in value from its one year high of $52.7. The RSI indicator value of 50.61, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Five Below, Inc. operates as a specialty value retailer in the United States. It offers accessories, including novelty socks, sunglasses, jewelry, scarves, gloves, hair accessories, athletic tops and bottoms, and T-shirts, as well as beauty products comprising nail polish, lip gloss, fragrance, and branded cosmetics; and items used to complete and personalize living space, including glitter lamps, posters, frames, fleece blankets, pillows, candles, incense, and related items, as well as provides storage options for the customer’s room and locker. The company also provides sport balls; team sports merchandise and fitness accessories, such as hand weights, jump ropes, and gym balls; games, including name brand board games, puzzles, toys, and plush items; and pool, beach and outdoor toys, games, and accessories. In addition, it offers accessories, such as cases, chargers, headphones, and other related items for PCs, cell phones, and tablet computers; books, video games, and DVDs; craft activity kits; arts and crafts supplies that consist of crayons, markers, and stickers; and trend-right items for school comprising backpacks, fashion notebooks and journals, novelty pens and pencils, and everyday name brand items. Further, the company provides party goods, decorations, and greeting cards, as well as every day and special occasion merchandise products; assortment of classic and novelty candy bars, movie-size box candy, and gum and snack food; chilled drinks through coolers; and seasonally-specific items used to celebrate and decorate for events, such as Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and St. Patrick’s Day. It primarily serves teen and pre-teen customers. As of December 1, 2016, it operated approximately 517 stores in 31 states. The company was formerly known as Cheap Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Five Below, Inc. in August 2002. Five Below, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) traded within a range of $31.65 to $32.6 after opening the day at $31.71. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.44% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.16% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $32.23 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -56.62% below its 52 week high of $74.29 and 12.69% above its 12-month low of $28.6. The shares are down by over -3.76% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 46.54 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

First Solar, Inc. provides solar energy solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Components and Systems. The Components segment designs, manufactures, and sells solar modules that convert sunlight into electricity. This segment manufactures cadmium telluride and crystalline silicon modules for system integrators and operators. The Systems segment provides turn-key photovoltaic solar power systems or solar solutions, such as project development; engineering, procurement, and construction; and operating and maintenance services to utilities, independent power producers, and commercial and industrial companies. It also commissions a 52.5 megawatt Shams Ma’an solar power plant in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The company was formerly known as First Solar Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to First Solar, Inc. in 2006. First Solar, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Rowan Companies plc (RDC), Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR), Colony NorthStar, Inc. (CLNS)

Rowan Companies plc (RDC) fell -0.23% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.04 to finish the day at $17.69 with about 2.5M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.98M. The $2.22B market cap company, which fluctuated between $17.59 and $18.08 during the day, currently situated 65.79% above its 52 week low of $11.12 and -18.4% away from its one year high of $21.68. The RSI of 37.58 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Rowan Companies plc provides offshore oil and gas contract drilling services. It operates a fleet of 31 mobile offshore drilling units, including 27 self-elevating jack-up rigs and 4 ultra-deepwater drillships. The company operates in the United States Gulf of Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea, the Middle East, and Trinidad. Rowan Companies plc was founded in 1923 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) dropped $-0.03 to close the day at a new closing price of $28.24, a -0.11% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 91.07% above its 52 week low of $15.3. A total of 2.48M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.88M. The stock, which fluctuated between $28.06 and $28.62 during the day, currently situated -22.36% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -8.31% in the past one month and up by 5.77% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $32.56 and RSI of 34.63, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Murphy Oil Corporation operates as an oil and gas exploration and production company worldwide. It explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The company was formerly known as Murphy Corporation and changed its name to Murphy Oil Corporation in 1964. Murphy Oil Corporation was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in El Dorado, Arkansas.

Colony NorthStar, Inc. (CLNS) had a light trading with around 2.44M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.98M. The stock traded between $14.44 and $14.64 before closing at the price of $14.48 with -0.55% change on the day. The Los Angeles California 90071 based company is currently trading 76.06% above its 52 week low of $9.17 and -3.27% below its 52 week high of $16.08. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 55.2 and $17.83 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Swift Transportation Company (SWFT), Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD), Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC)

Swift Transportation Company (SWFT) saw its value increase by 1.38% as the stock gained $0.31 to finish the day at a closing price of $22.7. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $14.31-$27.18 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $22.33 to $22.94 during the day, are down by -6.97% in the past three months and up by 20.36% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.83% below its 20 day moving average and -6.2% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $27.5 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 41.69.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Swift Transportation Company operates as a multi-faceted transportation services company in North America. The company operates through four segments: Truckload, Dedicated, Swift Refrigerated, and Intermodal. The Truckload segment provides services through one-way movements over irregular routes utilizing company’s and owner-operator tractors with dry van, flatbed, and specialized trailing equipment in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The Dedicated segment offers tailored solutions under long-term contracts utilizing refrigerated, dry van, flatbed, and other specialized trailing equipment. The Swift Refrigerated segment primarily offers shipments for customers who require temperature-controlled trailers. This segment’s shipments include one-way movements over irregular routes, as well as dedicated truck operations. The Intermodal segment moves freight over the rail in containers and other trailing equipment; and provides drayage services to transport loads between the railheads and customer locations. The company also offers logistics and freight brokerage services, as well as support services to its customers and owner-operators, including repair and maintenance shop services, equipment leasing, and insurance. As of December 31, 2015, it operated a fleet of 15,211 company tractors and 4,653 owner-operator tractors; 65,233 trailers; and 9,150 intermodal containers from 40 terminals near key freight centers and traffic lanes. Swift Transportation Company serves various customers primarily in the retail, food and beverage, consumer products, paper products, transportation and logistics, housing and building, automotive, and manufacturing industries. The company was formerly known as Swift Holdings Corp. Swift Transportation Company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) shares were down in last trading by -3.32% to $5.54. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -16.06% over the past week and fell -39.39% in the past month. It is currently trading -41.99% below its 50 day moving average and -55.09% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -71.03% decrease in value from its one year high of $19.12. The RSI indicator value of 20.71, lead us to believe that it may correct downwards in the near term.

Sears Holdings Corporation operates as a retailer in the United States. It operates in two segments, Kmart and Sears Domestic. The Kmart segment operates retail stores that offer a range of products, including consumer electronics, seasonal merchandise, outdoor living, toys, lawn and garden equipment, food and consumables, and apparel; and in-store pharmacies. It provides merchandise under the Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, and Alphaline labels; Sears brand products, such as Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard; and Kenmore-branded products. As of October 31, 2015, this segment operated approximately 952 Kmart stores. The Sears Domestic segment operates stores that provide appliances, consumer electronics/connected solutions, tools, sporting goods, outdoor living, lawn and garden equipment, apparel, footwear, jewelry, and accessories, as well as automotive services and products, such as tires, batteries, and home fashion products. It also offers appliances and services to commercial customers in the single-family residential construction/remodel, property management, multi-family new construction, and government/military sectors; appliance and plumbing fixtures to architects, designers, and new construction or remodeling customers; parts and repair services for appliances, lawn and garden equipment, consumer electronics, floor care products, and heating and cooling systems; and home improvement services, as well as protection agreements and product installation services. This segment provides merchandise under the Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard, Covington, Canyon River Blues, Metaphor, Outdoor Life, Structure, and Apostrophe brands, as well as under the Roadhandler, Ty Pennington Style, and Alphaline brands. As of October 31, 2015, this segment operated 735 Sears stores. Sears Holdings Corporation was founded in 1899 and is based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC) traded within a range of $14.09 to $14.41 after opening the day at $14.17. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 5.85% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.92% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $14.29 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -5.18% below its 52 week high of $15.07 and 67.33% above its 12-month low of $8.54. The shares are up by over 30.74% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 59.58 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (SHO), Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (AXTA), Washington Prime Group Inc. (WPG)

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (SHO) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.74% or $0.26 to close the day at $15.16 on light trading volume of 2.03M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.65M. The Aliso Viejo California 92656 based company has been outperforming the reit – hotel/motel group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 36%, compared to the industry which has advanced 32.95% over the same period. With RSI of 54.79, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $14.85, making it a hold for now.

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust. The firm engages in the acquisition, ownership, asset management, renovation, and sale of luxury, upper upscale, and upscale full-service hotels in the United States. Its portfolio also includes mid-scale hotels. Sunstone Hotel Investors was founded in 1995 and is based in Aliso Viejo, California.

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (AXTA) retreated with the stock falling -0.03% or $-0.01 to close at $29.43 on light trading volume of 2.02M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.16M. The Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103 based company operating under the Specialty Chemicals industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 24.81% up for the period and up by 8.2% so far this year. With price target of $31.19 and a 42.38% rebound from 52-week low, Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes high performance coatings products primarily for the transportation industry. It operates through two segments, Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings. The Performance Coatings segment offers various waterborne and solventborne products and systems that are used to refinish damaged vehicles for independent body shops, multi-shop operators, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) dealership body shops. This segment also provides functional and decorative liquid and powder coatings for use in various industrial applications, including architectural cladding and fittings, automotive coatings, general industrial, job coaters, electrical insulation coatings, HVAC, appliances, rebar, and oil and gas pipelines. It offers liquid coatings under the Voltatex, AquaEC, Chemophan, Lutophen, Stollaquid, and Syntopal brand names; and powder coatings under the brand names of Alesta, Nap-Gard, and Abcite. This segment sells and supplies its products directly to customers, as well as through a network of independent local distributors. The Transportation Coatings segment develops and supplies a line of coatings products, such as electrocoat, primer, basecoat, and clearcoat products for light vehicle OEMs for the coating of new vehicles; and various coatings systems for various commercial applications, including heavy-duty truck, bus, rail, and agricultural construction equipment. It sells and ships its products directly to light vehicle OEM customers. Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. has operations in North America; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; the Asia Pacific; and Latin America. The company was formerly known as Axalta Coating Systems Bermuda Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. in August 2014. Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Washington Prime Group Inc. (WPG) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.52% or $-0.05 to close the day at $9.51 on higher than average trading volume of 2.02M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.81M. The Columbus Ohio 43215 based company has been outperforming the property management companies by -0.2752% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -8.65% YTD, versus the property management industry which is up 2.87% for the same period. The RSI of 39.67 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE:WPG.WI) operates independently of Simon Property Group Inc. as of May 28, 2014.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Micron Technology, Inc. (MU), Sprint Corporation (S), Intel Corporation (INTC)

Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.59% or $-0.39 to close the day at $24.21 on light trading volume of 21.54M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 26.36M. The Boise Idaho 83716 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor- memory chips group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 142.59%, compared to the industry which has advanced 127.47% over the same period. With RSI of 61.91, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $27.1, making it a 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.

Sprint Corporation (S) climbed 3.84% during last trading as the stock added $0.32 to finish the day at $8.66 with about 20.82M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 19.9M. The $34.89B market cap company, which fluctuated between $8.34 and $8.7 during the day, currently situated 253.47% above its 52 week low of $2.53 and -10.26% away from its one year high of $9.65. The RSI of 46.73 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Intel Corporation (INTC) saw its value increase by 0.08% as the stock gained $0.03 to finish the day at a closing price of $36.38. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $27.68-$38.45 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $36.14 to $36.65 during the day, are up by 5.62% in the past three months and up by 5.72% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.86% below its 20 day moving average and 0.63% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $41.15 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 48.65. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. It operates through Client Computing Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Software and Services, and All Other segments. The company’s platforms are used in various computing applications comprising notebooks, 2 in 1 systems, desktops, servers, tablets, smartphones, wireless and wired connectivity products, wearables, retail devices, and manufacturing devices, as well as for retail, transportation, industrial, buildings, home use, and other market segments. It offers microprocessors that processes system data and controls other devices in the system; chipsets, which send data between the microprocessor and input, display, and storage devices, such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive or solid-state drive, and optical disc drives; and system-on-chip products that integrate its central processing units with other system components onto a single chip. The company also provides communication and connectivity offerings, such as baseband processors, radio frequency transceivers, and power management integrated circuits; and tablet, phone, and Internet of Things solutions, which include multimode 4G LTE modems, Bluetooth technology and GPS receivers, software solutions, and interoperability tests, as well as home gateway and set-top box components. In addition, it offers security solutions for computers, mobile devices, and networks, as well as software and services for technology integration; NAND flash memory products, which are used in solid-state drives; and custom foundry services, including custom silicon, packaging, and manufacturing test services. The company sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and industrial and communications equipment manufacturers in the computing and communications industries. Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California.

 

Trader Alert: Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI), NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA), Morgan Stanley (MS)

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) grew with the stock adding 1.31% or $0.29 to close at $22.41 on light trading volume of 11.4M compared its three months average trading volume of 13.18M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 57.21% up for the period and up by 8.82% so far this year. With price target of $25.5 and a 73.22% rebound from 52-week low, Kinder Morgan, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company in North America. It operates through Natural Gas Pipelines, CO2, Terminals, Products Pipelines, Kinder Morgan Canada, and Other segments. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment owns and operates interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline and storage systems; natural gas and crude oil gathering systems, and natural gas processing and treating facilities; natural gas liquids fractionation facilities and transportation systems; and liquefied natural gas facilities. The CO2 segment produces, transports, and markets CO2 for use in enhanced oil recovery projects; and owns interests in oil-producing fields, gas processing plants, and crude oil pipelines in the Permian Basin region of West Texas. The Terminals segment owns and operates liquids and bulk terminals that transload and store refined petroleum products, crude oil, and condensate, as well as bulk products, including coal, petroleum coke, cement, alumina, salt, and other bulk chemicals; and owns and operates tankers. The Products Pipelines segment owns and operates refined petroleum products, and crude oil and condensate pipelines; and associated product terminals and petroleum pipeline transmix facilities. The Kinder Morgan Canada segment owns and operates Trans Mountain pipeline system that transports crude oil and refined petroleum products from Edmonton, Alberta, and Canada to marketing terminals and refineries in British Columbia, Canada, and Washington; and jet fuel aviation turbine fuel pipeline that serves the Vancouver (Canada) International Airport. The Other segment includes various physical natural gas contracts with power plants. Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns interests in or operates approximately 84,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. The company was formerly known as Kinder Morgan Holdco LLC and changed its name to Kinder Morgan, Inc. in February 2011. Kinder Morgan, Inc. was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) dropped $-0.52 to close the day at a new closing price of $118.61, a -0.44% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 383.84% above its 52 week low of $24.75. A total of 11.22M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 18.15M. The stock, which fluctuated between $116.38 and $119.31 during the day, currently situated -1.91% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 10.56% in the past one month and up by 66.67% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $100 and RSI of 69.37, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

NVIDIA Corporation operates as a visual computing company worldwide. It operates in two segments, GPU and Tegra Processor. The GPU segment offers processors, which include GeForce for PC gaming; Quadro for design professionals working in computer-aided design, video editing, special effects, and other creative applications; Tesla for deep learning, accelerated computing, and general purpose computing; and GRID for cloud-based streaming on gaming devices. The Tegra Processor segment provides processors that integrate a computer onto a single chip under the Tegra brand name; DRIVE automotive computers, which offer supercomputing capabilities; and tablet and portable devices for mobile gaming under the SHIELD name. The company’s products are used in gaming, professional visualization, datacenter, and automotive markets. It sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, system builders, motherboard manufacturers, add-in board manufacturers, and retailers/distributors. The company has a collaboration with ZENRIN to develop a cloud-to-car HD map solution for self-driving cars. NVIDIA Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Morgan Stanley (MS) shares were down in last trading by -2.14% to $43.91. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.83% over the past week and grew 3.28% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.84% above its 50 day moving average and 33.56% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.49% decrease in value from its one year high of $45.03. The RSI indicator value of 53.85, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide. The company’s Institutional Securities segment offers capital raising and financial advisory services, including services related to the underwriting of debt, equity, and other securities, as well as advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, real estate, and project finance. This segment also provides sales and trading services, such as sales, financing, and market-making services in equity securities and fixed income products, including foreign exchange and commodities, as well as prime brokerage services; and corporate lending services, credit products, and investments and research services. Its Wealth Management segment offers various financial services and solutions covering brokerage and investment advisory services, market-making services in fixed income securities, financial and wealth planning services, annuity and insurance products, credit and other lending products, and banking and retirement plan services to individual investors, small-to-medium sized businesses, and institutions. The company’s Investment Management segment provides various investment strategies and products comprising asset management, including equity, fixed income, liquidity, alternatives, and managed futures products. This segment is also involved in merchant banking and real estate investing businesses. Morgan Stanley was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Stocks To Watch: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG), U.S. Bancorp (USB)

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) traded within a range of $44.34 to $45.19 after opening the day at $44.5. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 16.55% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.58% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $45.07 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -0.02% below its 52 week high of $45.19 and 72.35% above its 12-month low of $26.15. The shares are up by over 9.79% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 68.62 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Yahoo! Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides search and display advertising services on Yahoo properties and affiliate sites worldwide. The company offers Yahoo Search that serves as a guide for users to discover information on the Internet; Yahoo Mail, which connects users to the people and content; and Yahoo Messenger, an instant messaging service, which enables users to connect, communicate, and share experiences in real-time. It also provides digital content products, including Yahoo News, which gives users to discover, consume, and engage around the news, content, and video; Yahoo Sports, which serves audiences of sports enthusiasts; Yahoo Finance that offers a range of financial data, information, and tools; Yahoo Lifestyle to engage users passionate about style and fashion; and Tumblr, which provides a Web platform and mobile applications on iOS and android to create, share, and curate content, as well as Tumblr messaging that enables users to engage with other users that share their same interests and passions. In addition, the company provides advertiser products, such as Yahoo Gemini, a marketplace for search and native advertising; and BrightRoll, which offers a suite of media-agnostic tools to enable advertisers, publishers, and partners connect with users across ad formats and devices. Further, it offers advertising formats; and digital advertising products, such as Yahoo native, Yahoo video, Yahoo premium, and Yahoo audience ads. Additionally, the company offers Yahoo Mobile Developer suite consisting of Flurry Analytics, Yahoo App Publishing, Yahoo App Marketing, and Tumblr In-App Sharing tools to measure, monetize, advertise, and improve their apps. Yahoo! Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.13% or $0.03 to close the day at $23.6 on light trading volume of 6.46M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.87M. The Houston Texas 77024 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 20.89%, compared to the industry which has advanced 50.32% over the same period. With RSI of 57.55, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $27.9, making it a hold for now.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, develops, exploits, explores for, produces, and markets natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company primarily focuses on the Marcellus Shale in northeast Pennsylvania with approximately 200,000 net acres in the dry gas window of the play; and the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas with approximately 85,500 net acres in the oil window of the play. It also transports, stores, gathers, and purchases natural gas for resale. The company sells its natural gas to industrial customers, local distribution companies, and gas marketers through gathering systems and pipelines, as well as to intrastate pipelines, natural gas processors, and marketing companies. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of approximately 8,190 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

U.S. Bancorp (USB) dropped $-0.31 to close the day at a new closing price of $52.89, a -0.58% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 46.26% above its 52 week low of $37.07. A total of 6.39M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.54M. The stock, which fluctuated between $52.53 and $53.02 during the day, currently situated -2.13% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.56% in the past one month and up by 18.38% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $54 and RSI of 56.98, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company, provides a range of financial services in the United States. It offers depository services, which include checking accounts, savings accounts, and time certificate contracts; and lending services, such as traditional credit products, as well as credit card services, leasing financing, import/export trade, asset-backed lending, agricultural finance, and other products. The company also provides ancillary services, including capital markets, treasury management, and receivable lock-box collection services to corporate customers; and a range of asset management and fiduciary services for individuals, estates, foundations, business corporations, and charitable organizations. In addition, it offers investment and insurance products to the company’s customers principally within its markets, as well as fund administration services to a range of mutual and other funds. Further, the company provides corporate and purchasing card, and corporate trust services; and merchant processing services, as well as offers cash and investment management, ATM processing, mortgage banking, and brokerage and leasing services. It serves individuals, businesses, institutional organizations, governmental entities, and other financial institutions. The company offers its services through a network of 3,133 banking offices primarily in the Midwest and West regions of the United States; and a network of 4,936 ATMs, as well as through on-line services and over mobile devices. U.S. Bancorp was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Stocks In Action: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE), Philip Morris International Inc. (PM), Corning Incorporated (GLW)

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) traded within a range of $18.44 to $19.27 after opening the day at $19.05. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 1.25% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.05% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $19.25 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -2.49% below its 52 week high of $20.05 and 419.41% above its 12-month low of $4.81. The shares are up by over 38.96% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 61.62 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. It owns and operates approximately 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas; and approximately 12,300 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. Its midstream operations include ownership and operation of approximately 35,000 miles of in service natural gas pipelines, 31 natural gas processing plants, 21 natural gas treating facilities, and 4 natural gas conditioning facilities in Texas, New Mexico, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana; operation of natural gas gathering, oil pipeline, and oil stabilization facilities in South Texas, as well as a natural gas gathering system in Ohio; and transportation and supply of water to natural gas producers in Pennsylvania. The company’s natural gas liquid (NGL) transportation and services operations include ownership of approximately 2,000 miles of NGL pipelines, three NGL processing plants, four NGL and propane fractionation facilities, and NGL storage facilities. It also sells gasoline and middle distillates at retail; operates convenience stores primarily on the east coast and in the Midwest region of the United States; and gathers, purchases, stores, transports, markets, and sells crude oil, NGLs, and refined products. In addition, it provides natural gas compression services; treating services, such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide removal, natural gas cooling, dehydration, and British thermal unit management services; and manages coal and natural resources properties, as well as sells standing timber, leases coal-related infrastructure facilities, collects oil and gas royalties, and generates a total of 75 megawatts electrical power. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.98% or $1 to close the day at $102.63 on light trading volume of 4.88M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.22M. The New York New York 10017 based company has been outperforming the cigarettes group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 18.93%, compared to the industry which has advanced 9.77% over the same period. With RSI of 81.39, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $100.88, making it a hold for now.

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.

Corning Incorporated (GLW) dropped $-0.11 to close the day at a new closing price of $26.48, a -0.41% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 54.29% above its 52 week low of $17.61. A total of 4.85M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.3M. The stock, which fluctuated between $26.46 and $26.62 during the day, currently situated -1.89% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 8.21% in the past one month and up by 15.9% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $26.5 and RSI of 62.57, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Corning Incorporated manufactures and sells specialty glasses, ceramics, and related materials worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Display Technologies, Optical Communications, Environmental Technologies, Specialty Materials, and Life Sciences. The Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for liquid crystal displays (LCDs) used in LCD televisions, notebook computers, and flat panel desktop monitors. The Optical Communications segment manufactures optical fiber and cable; and hardware and equipment products comprising cable assemblies, fiber optic hardware and connectors, optical components and couplers, closures, network interface devices, and other accessories. This segment also offers subscriber demarcation, connection and protection devices, passive solutions, and outside plant enclosures; and coaxial RF interconnects for the cable television industry and microwave applications. The Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary, and gasoline and diesel applications. The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide approximately 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics, and fluoride crystals. The Life Sciences segment manufactures and supplies scientific laboratory products consisting of consumables, such as plastic vessels, specialty surfaces, and media, as well as general labware and equipment for cell culture research, bioprocessing, genomics, drug discovery, microbiology, and chemistry. It also engages in a pharmaceutical glass vessel and a tubing business; and precision materials’ non-LCD business, as well as precision laser cutting/shaping technologies, and flow reactors and adjacency businesses for glass. The company was formerly known as Corning Glass Works and changed its name to Corning Incorporated in April 1989. Corning Incorporated was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Corning, New York.

 

Stocks Under Consideration: Ciber, Inc. (CBR), Uranium Resources, Inc. (URRE), Ocwen Financial Corporation (OCN)

Ciber, Inc. (CBR) grew with the stock adding 18.12% or $0.06 to close at $0.4 on active trading volume of 6.32M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.02M. The Greenwood Village Colorado 80111 based company operating under the Information Technology Services industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -85.5% down for the period and down by -36.25% so far this year. With price target of $2.23 and a 82.55% rebound from 52-week low, Ciber, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Ciber, Inc. operates as an information technology (IT) service company worldwide. It operates as an independent software vendor or channel partner; and provides project management, application and technical consulting, and database administration for implementation projects and managed-services. The company also offers managed services; and enterprise application, IT strategy, and business process consultancy services, as well as project planning, systems implementation and integration, training and change management, and application management. Its application development and management/staffing services provide analysis, design, development, testing and quality assurance, implementation, and maintenance of its client’s business applications. In addition, the company offers staffing services covering software development lifecycle, as well as steady-state operations; and sells various IT hardware and software products. It serves Global 2000 blue-chip companies in industries, such as manufacturing, retail, education, healthcare and life sciences, energy and utilities, financial services, and the public sector. Ciber, Inc. was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Uranium Resources, Inc. (URRE) had a active trading with around 5.94M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.76M. The stock traded between $1.8 and $2.19 before closing at the price of $2.12 with 13.98% change on the day. The Centennial Colorado 80112 based company is currently trading 118.56% above its 52 week low of $0.97 and -48.04% below its 52 week high of $4. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $3.25 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Uranium Resources, Inc. explores for, develops, and produces uranium. The company has in-situ recovery (ISR) projects and two licensed processing facilities. It owns and operates the Temrezli ISR project in Central Turkey; and controls exploration properties under nine exploration and operating licenses covering approximately 32,000 acres with various exploration targets, including the Sefaatli project. The company also holds interest in approximately 190,000 acres of mineral holdings in the prolific Grants Mineral Belt of the State of New Mexico; and 14,000 acres in the South Texas uranium province. In addition, it holds an agreement to acquire certain placer mining claims in the Sal Rica lithium brine project that covers an area of approximately 9,800 acres located in the Pilot Valley region of northwestern Utah. Uranium Resources, Inc. was founded in 1977 and is based in Centennial, Colorado.

Ocwen Financial Corporation (OCN) saw its value increase by 0.19% as the stock gained $0.01 to finish the day at a closing price of $5.33. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $1.29-$6.41 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $5.25 to $5.49 during the day, are up by 23.09% in the past three months and up by 100.38% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.01% above its 20 day moving average and -0.33% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $4.5 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 49.7.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

 

Stocks Under Review: Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU), Oclaro, Inc. (OCLR), Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR)

Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -2.35% or $-0.06 to close the day at $2.49 on active trading volume of 5.91M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.86M. The San Francisco California 94105 based company has been underperforming the multimedia & graphics software group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -13.84%, compared to the industry which has advanced 37.93% over the same period. With RSI of 62.31, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $2.52, making it a 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.

Oclaro, Inc. (OCLR) grew with the stock adding 1.83% or $0.17 to close at $9.47 on light trading volume of 5.8M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.08M. The San Jose California 95131 based company operating under the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 121.78% up for the period and up by 5.81% so far this year. With price target of $14.17 and a 145.97% rebound from 52-week low, Oclaro, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Oclaro, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets lasers and optical components, modules, and subsystems for the optical communications, industrial, and consumer laser markets worldwide. The company’s products generate, detect, combine, and separate light signals in optical communications networks. It offers client side transceivers, including pluggable transceivers; line side transceivers; tunable laser transmitters, such as discrete lasers and co-packaged laser modulators; lithium niobate modulators to manipulate the phase or the amplitude of an optical signal; transponder modules for transmitter and receiver functions; and discrete lasers and receivers for metro and long-haul applications. The company markets its products through direct sales force, as well as through sales representatives and resellers. It serves network equipment manufacturers of telecommunications and datacom systems, and hyperscale data center operators. The company was formerly known as Bookham, Inc. and changed its name to Oclaro, Inc. in April 2009. Oclaro, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR) managed to rebound with the stock declining 0% or $0 to close the day at $3.29 on lower than average trading volume of 5.76M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.24M. The Plano Texas 75024 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas companies by 25.045% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -10.6% YTD, versus the independent oil & gas industry which is down -4.65% for the same period. The RSI of 32.5 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Denbury Resources Inc. operates as an independent oil and natural gas company in the United States. The company primarily focuses on enhanced oil recovery utilizing carbon dioxide. It holds properties located in Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama in the Gulf Coast region; and in Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming in the Rocky Mountain region. As of December 31, 2015, the company had 288.6 million barrels of oil equivalent of estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves. Denbury Resources Inc. was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.