Kathryn Reed

Eye Catching Stocks: The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX), Fortive Corporation (FTV), Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.53% or $1.18 to close the day at $78.08 on active trading volume of 4.04M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.52M. The Framingham Massachusetts 01701 based company has been outperforming the department stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 10.89%, compared to the industry which has advanced 2.77% over the same period. With RSI of 66.99, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $84.5, making it a hold for now.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Fortive Corporation (FTV) fell -0.42% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.24 to finish the day at $57.29 with about 1.01M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.6M. The $19.75B market cap company, which fluctuated between $56.92 and $57.53 during the day, currently situated 24.09% above its 52 week low of $43 and -1.29% away from its one year high of $58.04. The RSI of 68.91 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Fortive Corporation, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets industrial products. The company offers field instrumentation, sensing, product realization, and automation and specialty solutions. Fortive Corporation was founded in 2016 and is based in Everett, Washington. Fortive operates independently of Danaher Corp. as of July 02, 2016.

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) saw its value decrease by -0.65% as the stock dropped $-0.23 to finish the day at a closing price of $35.23. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $16.78-$35.85 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $35.12 to $35.55 during the day, are up by 22.63% in the past three months and up by 29.1% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.79% above its 20 day moving average and 5.75% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $37.14 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 60.84. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries worldwide. It operates through three segments: Semiconductor Systems, Applied Global Services, and Display and Adjacent Markets. The Semiconductor Systems segment develops, manufactures, and sells a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips or integrated circuits. It offers products and technologies for transistor and interconnect fabrication, including epitaxy, ion implantation, oxidation and nitridation, rapid thermal processing, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, chemical mechanical planarization, and electrochemical deposition; patterning, selective removal, and packaging products and systems that enable the transfer of patterns onto device structures; and metrology, inspection, and review systems for front- and back-end-of-line applications. The Applied Global Services segment provides integrated solutions to optimize equipment and fab performance and productivity, including spares, upgrades, services, remanufactured earlier generation equipment, and factory automation software for semiconductor, display, and other products. The Display and Adjacent Markets segment offers products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays, organic light-emitting diodes, and other display technologies for TVs, personal computers, tablets, smart phones, and other consumer-oriented devices, as well as equipment for flexible substrates. The company serves manufacturers of semiconductor wafers and chips, liquid crystal and other displays, and other electronic devices. Applied Materials, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), Lam Research Corporation (LRCX), Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN)

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) had a active trading with around 7.74M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.01M. The stock traded between $75.45 and $76.23 before closing at the price of $76.09 with 0.5% change on the day. The Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103 based company is currently trading 36.73% above its 52 week low of $56.59 and -1.01% below its 52 week high of $76.87. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 69.73 and $82.39 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; and cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes filmed entertainment under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, Focus Features, and DreamWorks Animation names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, as well as in Hollywood, California; and Universal studios theme park in Osaka, Japan. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Lam Research Corporation (LRCX) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.54% or $-0.63 to close the day at $115.63 on light trading volume of 1.21M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.9M. The Fremont California 94538 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor equipment & materials group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 73.74%, compared to the industry which has advanced 53.67% over the same period. With RSI of 57.15, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $131.89, making it a hold for now.

Lam Research Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, refurbishes, and services semiconductor processing systems used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. It provides thin film deposition products, including SABRE electrochemical deposition products for copper damascene manufacturing; ALTUS systems to deposit conformal atomic layer films for tungsten metallization applications; VECTOR plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and atomic layer deposition systems to deposit oxides, nitrides, carbides, multiple patterning films, anti-reflective layers, multi-layer stack films, and diffusion barriers; SPEED high-density plasma CVD products for applications in shallow trench isolation, pre-metal dielectrics, inter-layer dielectrics, inter-metal dielectrics, and passivation layers; and SOLA ultraviolet thermal processing products for the treatment of back-end-of-line low-k dielectric films and front-end-of-line silicon nitride strained films. The company also offers plasma etch products, such as Kiyo products that provide solutions for conductor etch applications; Flex products, which offer technologies and application-focused capabilities for dielectric etch applications; and Syndion products that provide solutions to address various through-silicon via etch applications. In addition, it provides single-wafer clean products, including EOS, Da Vinci, DV-Prime, and SP series products for wet etch and clean applications in wafer-level packaging, including silicon substrate thinning, wafer stress relief, underbump metallization etch, and photoresist removal; and Coronus plasma-based bevel clean products to enhance die yield by removing particles, residues, and unwanted films from the wafer’s edge, as well as legacy products. The company offers its products in the United States, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, China, and Southeast Asia. Lam Research Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) shares were up in last trading by 2.24% to $14.12. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 4.75% over the past week and grew 4.83% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.92% above its 50 day moving average and 31.56% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.35% decrease in value from its one year high of $14.17. The RSI indicator value of 64.61, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated operates as a holding company for The Huntington National Bank that provides commercial, small business, consumer, and mortgage banking services. The company’s Retail and Business Banking segment offers financial products and services, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, consumer loans, and small business loans; and investments, insurance, interest rate risk protection, and foreign exchange and treasury management services. Its Commercial Banking segment provides corporate risk management and institutional sales, trading, and underwriting services; commercial property and casualty, employee benefits, personal lines, life and disability, and specialty lines of insurance; and brokerage and agency services for residential and commercial title insurance, as well as excess and surplus product lines of insurance. The company’s Automobile Finance and Commercial Real Estate segment offers financing for the purchase of vehicles; financing the acquisition of new and used vehicle inventory of franchised automotive dealerships; and financing for land, buildings, and other commercial real estate owned or constructed by real estate developers, automobile dealerships, or other customers. Its Regional Banking and The Huntington Private Client Group segment provides deposits, lending, and other banking services; wealth management services, and retirement plan and corporate trust services; and brokerage, annuities, advisory, and other investment products. The company’s Home Lending segment offers consumer loans and mortgages. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated also provides equipment leasing; and online, mobile, and telephone banking services. The company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

 

3 Notable Runners: Southwestern Energy Company (SWN), VEREIT, Inc. (VER), Immunomedics, Inc. (IMMU)

Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -2% or $-0.18 to close the day at $8.83 on lower than average trading volume of 12.08M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 14.39M. The Spring Texas 77389 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas companies by -12.6323% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -18.39% YTD, versus the independent oil & gas industry which is down -2.38% for the same period. The RSI of 36.15 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Southwestern Energy Company, an independent natural gas and oil company, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas and oil primarily in the United States. It operates through two segments, Exploration and Production and Midstream Services. The company focuses on the Marcellus Shale, an unconventional natural gas reservoir covering approximately 270,335 net acres in northeast Pennsylvania; and the Fayetteville Shale, an unconventional natural gas reservoir covering approximately 957,641 net acres in Arkansas. It also engages in the exploration and production activities in Colorado and Louisiana. In addition, the company is involved in gathering, marketing, and transporting natural gas, and oil and natural gas liquids. As of December 31, 2015, it had a pipeline of 2,044 miles in Arkansas and 16 miles in Louisiana in its gathering systems. The company’s estimated proved natural gas and oil reserves comprised 6,215 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent (Bcfe); and had 443 Bcfe of proved undeveloped reserves. Southwestern Energy Company was founded in 1929 and is based in Spring, Texas.

VEREIT, Inc. (VER) had a light trading with around 11.7M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.38M. The stock traded between $8.71 and $8.84 before closing at the price of $8.79 with 0.46% change on the day. The Phoenix Arizona 85016 based company is currently trading 27.87% above its 52 week low of $7.21 and -19.42% below its 52 week high of $11.09. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 60.55 and $9.78 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

VEREIT, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. It owns and acquires single tenant, freestanding commercial real estate that is net leased on a medium-term basis, primarily to investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants. The company principally invests in retail and office properties. It was formerly known as American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. VEREIT, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Immunomedics, Inc. (IMMU) traded within a range of $5.02 to $5.56 after opening the day at $5.54. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 37.06% so far this year. The stock was down close to -3.82% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $5.03 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -14.6% below its 52 week high of $5.89 and 164.74% above its 12-month low of $1.9. The shares are up by over 107.85% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 64.52 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Immunomedics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of monoclonal antibody-based products for the targeted treatment of cancer, autoimmune disorders, and other diseases. The company engages in developing antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) products comprising IMMU-132, an ADC that contains SN-38, which is in Phase II trials used for the treatment of patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, and small-cell and non-small-cell lung cancers; IMMU-130, an anti-CEACAN5-SN-38 ADC that is in Phase II trials for the treatment of solid tumors and metastatic colorectal cancer; and epratuzumab, a humanized antibody that targets CD22, an antigen found on the surface of B lymphocytes. Its early-stage products include IMMU-114, a novel humanized antibody for the treatment of patients with B-cell and other cancers; Milatuzumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody targeting tumors that expresses the CD74 antigen, which is present on various hematological tumors and solid cancers; Veltuzumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody targeting CD20 receptors on B lymphocytes for the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and autoimmune diseases; and Yttrium-90-Labeled Epratuzumab Tetraxetan, a radiolabeled anti-CD22 investigational product. The company also provides LeukoScan, a diagnostic imaging product for diagnostic imaging to determine the location and extent of infection/inflammation in bone. In addition, it offers other product candidates for the treatment of solid tumors and hematologic malignancies, as well as other diseases, which are in various stages of clinical and pre-clinical development. The company has a research collaboration with The Bayer Group to study epratuzumab as a thorium-227-labeled antibody. Immunomedics, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

 

Stocks on the Move: Alcoa Corporation (AA), Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR), New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYCB)

Alcoa Corporation (AA) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.47% or $0.18 to close the day at $38.48 on active trading volume of 5.37M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.21M. The New York New York 10022 based company has been underperforming the aluminum group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing 0%, compared to the industry which has advanced 39.39% over the same period. With RSI of 69.27, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $38.75, making it a hold for now.

Alcoa Corporation engages in mining and production of bauxite, alumina, and aluminum products. It owns seven bauxite mines located near principal Atlantic and Pacific markets; and provides smelter grade alumina to aluminum manufacturers in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, as well as non-metallurgical grade alumina for industrial chemical operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The company is also involved in mining, refining, smelting, casting, and rolling aluminum products; production of aluminum billets, foundry ingots, rolling slabs, rods, powders, and proprietary alloys; and generation and sale of renewable energy. In addition, it produces and sells rolled aluminum sheets used in packaging, including aluminum bottles and food cans. The company was formerly known as Alcoa Upstream Corporation and changed its name to Alcoa Corporation in October 2016. Alcoa Corporation is based in New York, New York.

Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR) fell -2.79% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.1 to finish the day at $3.49 with about 5.33M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.02M. The $1.35B market cap company, which fluctuated between $3.45 and $3.6 during the day, currently situated 292.13% above its 52 week low of $0.89 and -27.29% away from its one year high of $4.8. The RSI of 44.79 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.

New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYCB) saw its value increase by 1.07% as the stock gained $0.16 to finish the day at a closing price of $15.1. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $13.74-$17.68 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $14.93 to $15.19 during the day, are up by 2.85% in the past three months and up by 8.81% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.35% below its 20 day moving average and -4.05% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $15.21 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 44.38. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

New York Community Bancorp, Inc. operates as a holding company for New York Community Bank and New York Commercial Bank that offer banking products and financial services in Metro New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida, and Arizona. The company offers various deposit products that include checking and savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, certificates of deposit, NOW and money market accounts, and non-interest-bearing accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises one-to-four family loans; multi-family loans; commercial real estate loans; acquisition, development, and construction loans; commercial and industrial loans; home equity lines of credit; and consumer loans. The company also provides installment loans, revolving lines of credit, and insurance products, as well as cash management, online and phone banking, and ATM services. It serves small and mid-size businesses, professional associations, and government agencies, as well as consumers. The company serves its customers through a network of 227 Community Bank branches, 30 Commercial Bank branches, and 273 ATM locations. The company was formerly known as Queens County Bancorp, Inc. and changed its name to New York Community Bancorp, Inc. in November 2000. New York Community Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1859 and is based in Westbury, New York.

 

Stocks In Queue: Delcath Systems, Inc. (DCTH), Uranium Resources, Inc. (URRE), Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (SXL)

Delcath Systems, Inc. (DCTH) climbed 0.46% during last trading as the stock lost $0 to finish the day at $0.22 with about 4.41M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.06M. The $500000 market cap company, which fluctuated between $0.2 and $0.22 during the day, currently situated 10% above its 52 week low of $0.2 and -99.8% away from its one year high of $6.85. The RSI of 20.68 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.

Uranium Resources, Inc. (URRE) gained $0.25 to close the day at a new closing price of $2.35, a 11.9% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 142.27% above its 52 week low of $0.97. A total of 4.31M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.91M. The stock, which fluctuated between $2.09 and $2.36 during the day, currently situated -41.25% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -24.92% in the past one month and up by 115.6% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $3.25 and RSI of 57.17, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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.

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (SXL) had a active trading with around 4.31M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.06M. The stock traded between $25.44 and $25.89 before closing at the price of $25.86 with 0.9% change on the day. The Newtown Square Pennsylvania 19073 based company is currently trading 68.73% above its 52 week low of $17.57 and -14.44% below its 52 week high of $31.49. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 60.18 and $0 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. transports, terminals, and stores crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids (NGLs). Its Crude Oil segment provides transportation, terminalling, and acquisition and marketing services to crude oil markets in the southwest, Midwest, and northeastern United States. It contains approximately 5,900 miles of crude oil trunk and gathering pipelines; and has interests in 3 crude oil pipelines. The segment also operates with an aggregate storage capacity of approximately 28 million barrels, including approximately 24 million barrels in Nederland, Texas; and approximately 3 million barrels in Pennsylvania. The Natural Gas Liquids segment offers transportation, storing, and acquisition and marketing activities that include pipelines, storage and blending facilities, and strategic off-take locations that provide access to multiple NGLs markets. It contains approximately 900 miles of NGLs pipelines located in the northeast and southwest United States. The segment operates with storage capacity of approximately 5 million barrels, including approximately 1 million barrels in Texas; and 3 million barrels in Pennsylvania. It also engages in blending activities. The Refined Products segment provides transportation and terminalling services in the northeast, Midwest, and southeast United States. It operates approximately 1,800 miles of refined products pipelines; 40 active refined products marketing terminals; and storage capacity of approximately 8 million barrels. Sunoco Partners LLC serves as the general partner of the company. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN), American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO), Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW)

Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -2.65% or $-0.34 to close the day at $12.47 on light trading volume of 3.22M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.59M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 336.01%, compared to the industry which has advanced 52.15% over the same period. With RSI of 52.31, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $15.64, making it a hold for now.

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.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) fell -2.48% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.39 to finish the day at $15.31 with about 3.18M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.33M. The $2.75B market cap company, which fluctuated between $15.26 and $15.83 during the day, currently situated 21.4% above its 52 week low of $13.23 and -20.53% away from its one year high of $19.55. The RSI of 48.87 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer offering on-trend clothing, accessories, and personal care products under the American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie brands. The company provides denim, bottoms, and other apparel, as well as footwear and accessories for men and women; and intimates, including bras, undies, swim, and other products, as well as apparel and personal care products for women. In addition, it offers sports apparel under the Tailgate brand; and menswear products under the Todd Snyder New York brand name. The company operates approximately 1,000 stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom, and ships to 81 countries through its websites. It also offers its merchandise at 151 stores operated by licensees in 22 countries, as well as through its Websites at ae.com, aerie.com, TailgateClothing.com, and ToddSnyder.com. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) saw its value increase by 0.3% as the stock gained $0.04 to finish the day at a closing price of $13.29. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $9.81-$15.91 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $13.25 to $13.86 during the day, are up by 13.94% in the past three months and down by -10.71% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.48% above its 20 day moving average and 6.66% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $13.5 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 64.66. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

 

Stocks To Track: HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC), GrubHub Inc. (GRUB), AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC)

HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC) fell -1.63% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.49 to finish the day at $29.66 with about 2.74M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.12M. The $5.24B market cap company, which fluctuated between $29.51 and $30.12 during the day, currently situated 37.58% above its 52 week low of $22.07 and -21.55% away from its one year high of $39.17. The RSI of 47.18 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

HollyFrontier Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refiner in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Refining and HEP. It primarily produces high-value refined products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, specialty lubricant products, liquid petroleum gas, fuel oil, and specialty and modified asphalt. The company offers its products to other refiners, convenience store chains, independent marketers, retailers, truck stop chains, wholesalers, railroads, governmental entities, paving contractors or manufacturers, and commercial and specialty markets, as well as for commercial airline use. It owns and operates five refineries with a combined crude oil processing capacity of approximately 443,000 barrels per day in El Dorado, Kansas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Artesia, New Mexico; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Woods Cross, Utah, as well as owns and operates asphalt terminals in Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma; and vacuum distillation and other facilities in Lovington, New Mexico. HollyFrontier Corporation’s refineries serve markets in the Mid-Continent, Southwest, and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States. The company was formerly known as Holly Corporation and changed its name to HollyFrontier Corporation as a result of its merger with Frontier Oil Corporation in July 2011. HollyFrontier Corporation was founded in 1947 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

GrubHub Inc. (GRUB) dropped $-0.97 to close the day at a new closing price of $36.7, a -2.57% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 96.47% above its 52 week low of $19.73. A total of 2.73M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.66M. The stock, which fluctuated between $36.68 and $38.15 during the day, currently situated -17.68% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -1.79% in the past one month and down by -1.08% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $44.58 and RSI of 32.21, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

GrubHub Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides an online and mobile platform for restaurant pick-up and delivery orders in the United States. The company connects approximately 40,000 local restaurants with diners in approximately 1,000 cities. It operates GrubHub and Seamless Websites through grubhub.com and seamless.com. The company also offers GrubHub and Seamless mobile applications and mobile Websites for iPhone, iPad, Android, iWatch, and Apple TV devices; and Seamless Corporate program that helps businesses address inefficiencies in food ordering and associated billing. In addition, it provides Allmenus.com and MenuPages, which provide an aggregated database of approximately 380,000 menus from restaurants in 50 states; OrderHub and Boost tools that allows it to monitor orders through the takeout process; and Website design and hosting services for restaurants, as well as delivery services for restaurants on its platform. The company was formerly known as GrubHub Seamless Inc. and changed its name to GrubHub Inc. in February 2014. GrubHub Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) had a light trading with around 2.72M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.76M. The stock traded between $19.16 and $19.41 before closing at the price of $19.4 with 1.2% change on the day. The Bethesda Maryland 20814 based company is currently trading 27.37% above its 52 week low of $17.3 and -1.37% below its 52 week high of $20.43. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 67.92 and $18.93 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

AGNC Investment Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company invests in residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by government-sponsored enterprise or by the United States government agency. It funds its investments primarily through short-term borrowings structured as repurchase agreements. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was formerly known as American Capital Agency Corp. and changed its name to AGNC Investment Corp. in September 2016. AGNC Investment Corp. was founded in 2008 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH), DDR Corp. (DDR), SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU)

Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH) saw its value decrease by -1.22% as the stock dropped $-0.08 to finish the day at a closing price of $6.48. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $4.15-$17.73 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $6.39 to $6.64 during the day, are up by 30.91% in the past three months and down by -40.82% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.44% below its 20 day moving average and 6.37% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $6.8 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 52.14.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Community Health Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, leases, and operates general acute care hospitals in the United States. It offers general acute care, emergency room, general and specialty surgery, critical care, internal medicine, obstetrics, diagnostic, psychiatric, and rehabilitation services, as well as skilled nursing and home care services. The company also provides outpatient services at urgent care centers, occupational medicine clinics, imaging centers, cancer centers, ambulatory surgery centers, and home health and hospice agencies. In addition, it offers management and consulting services to non-affiliated general acute care hospitals. As of February 15, 2016, the company owned, leased, or operated 195 affiliated hospitals in 29 states with approximately 30,000 licensed beds. Community Health Systems, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee.

DDR Corp. (DDR) shares were down in last trading by -0.32% to $15.4. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.92% over the past week and grew 1.72% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.57% above its 50 day moving average and -9.04% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -22.69% decrease in value from its one year high of $19.92. The RSI indicator value of 56.77, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

DDR Corp. is an equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States and Puerto Rico. The firm is in the business of acquiring, owning, developing, redeveloping, expanding, leasing and managing shopping centers. It formerly known as Developers Diversified Realty Corp. DDR Corp is based in Beachwood, Ohio.

SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) traded within a range of $3.89 to $4.04 after opening the day at $4. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -15.85% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.76% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $3.93 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -36.3% below its 52 week high of $6.17 and 7.97% above its 12-month low of $3.64. The shares are down by over -16.38% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 42.28 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.

 

Investor’s Alert: The Medicines Company (MDCO), Lumentum Holdings Inc. (LITE), Investors Bancorp, Inc. (ISBC)

The Medicines Company (MDCO) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.08% or $-0.04 to close the day at $50.65 on higher than average trading volume of 2.17M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.38M. The Parsippany New Jersey 07054 based company has been outperforming the drugs – generic companies by 44.6295% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 49.23% YTD, versus the drugs – generic industry which is up 11.27% for the same period. The RSI of 81.51 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

The Medicines Company provides medicines for patients in acute and intensive care hospitals worldwide. The company markets Angiomax, an intravenous direct thrombin inhibitor used as an anticoagulant in combination with aspirin in patients with unstable angina undergoing percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, and for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention; Cleviprex, an intravenous small molecule calcium channel blocker for blood pressure reduction; and Ionsys for the short-term management of acute postoperative pain. It also markets Kengreal, an intravenous small molecule antiplatelet agent for reducing the risk of periprocedural thrombotic events; Minocin IV, an antibiotic for the treatment of bacterial infections; Orbactiv for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections; and ready-to-use formulation of Argatroban for the treatment of thrombosis, as well as acute care generic products for acute cardiovascular, surgery and perioperative care, and serious infectious diseases. The company’s products under development also comprise ABP-700, an intravenous anesthetic agent for moderate or deep sedation and general anesthesia in patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures; ALN-PCSsc for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia; Carbavance, an antibiotic agent for the treatment of hospitalized patients with gram-negative bacterial infections; and MDCO-216, a novel biologic product to reverse atherosclerotic plaque development and reduce the risk of ischemic events in patients with ACS. It has a collaboration agreement with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc,; SciClone Pharmaceuticals; and SymBio Pharmaceuticals Ltd. The Medicines Company was founded in 1996 and is based in Parsippany, New Jersey.

Lumentum Holdings Inc. (LITE) had a active trading with around 2.17M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.1M. The stock traded between $48.25 and $50.2 before closing at the price of $49.55 with 4.43% change on the day. The Milpitas California 95035 based company is currently trading 138.22% above its 52 week low of $20.8 and 0.3% above its 52 week high of $50.2. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 80.85 and $46.17 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

Lumentum Holdings Inc. manufactures and sells optical and photonic products in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It operates in two segments, Optical Communications and Commercial Lasers. The Optical Communications segment offers components, modules, and subsystems that enable the transmission and transport of video, audio, and text data over high-capacity fiber optic cables. It offers tunable transponders, transceivers, and transmitter modules; tunable lasers, receivers, and modulators; and transport products comprising reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers, amplifiers, and optical channel monitors, as well as components consisting of 980nm, multi-mode, and Raman pumps. This segment also offers Super Transport Blade, which integrates optical transport functions into a single-slot blade; products for 3-D sensing applications, including a light source product; vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers; distributed feedback and electro-absorption modulated lasers; and individual and compact laser arrays. It serves customers in telecommunications, data communications, and consumer and industrial markets. The Commercial Lasers segment offers diode, direct-diode, diode-pumped solid-state, fiber, and gas lasers. This segment serves customers in markets and applications, such as manufacturing, biotechnology, graphics and imaging, and remote sensing, as well as in precision machining, including drilling in printed circuit boards, wafer singulation, and solar cell scribing. Its lasers products are used in various original equipment manufacturer applications. Lumentum Holdings Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

Investors Bancorp, Inc. (ISBC) traded within a range of $14.49 to $14.77 after opening the day at $14.61. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 5.39% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.97% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $14.62 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -1.53% below its 52 week high of $14.93 and 39.42% above its 12-month low of $10.67. The shares are up by over 10.54% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 65.54 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Investors Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Investors Bank that provides community banking products and services to individuals and businesses in the United States. It offers deposit products, such as savings, checking, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company’s loan portfolio includes multi-family, commercial real estate, construction, commercial and industrial, residential mortgage, and consumer and other loans; consumer loans primarily comprising home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, and others; and mortgage loans secured by one-to four-family residential real estate. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 140 offices located in New Jersey and New York. The company was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey.

 

Trader Alert: The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (MTW), TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (TPH), Akorn, Inc. (AKRX)

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (MTW) grew with the stock adding 1.28% or $0.08 to close at $6.34 on light trading volume of 1.37M compared its three months average trading volume of 2M. The Manitowoc Wisconsin 54220 based company operating under the Farm & Construction Machinery industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 87.02% up for the period and up by 6.02% so far this year. With price target of $5.56 and a 112.58% rebound from 52-week low, The Manitowoc Company, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells cranes and related products worldwide. It offers lattice-boom cranes, including crawler and truck mounted lattice-boom cranes, and crawler crane attachments; tower cranes comprising top slewing, luffing jib, topless, and self-erecting tower cranes; mobile telescopic cranes, including rough terrain, all-terrain, truck mounted, and industrial cranes; and boom trucks, such as telescopic boom trucks under the Manitowoc, Grove, Potain, National Crane, and Shuttlelift brands. The company also provides crane product parts and services; and crane rebuilding, remanufacturing, and training services under the Manitowoc Crane Care brand name. The company’s products are used in various applications, including energy and utilities; petrochemical and industrial projects; infrastructure development, such as road, bridge, and airport construction; and commercial and high-rise residential construction industries. The company was founded in 1853 and is based in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (TPH) gained $0.04 to close the day at a new closing price of $12.32, a 0.33% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 38.9% above its 52 week low of $9.14. A total of 1.37M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.7M. The stock, which fluctuated between $12.23 and $12.39 during the day, currently situated -13.24% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.41% in the past one month and up by 9.51% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $15.5 and RSI of 52.99, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

Akorn, Inc. (AKRX) shares were up in last trading by 1.22% to $20.74. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 3.39% over the past week and fell -5.17% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.38% above its 50 day moving average and -20.41% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -41.41% decrease in value from its one year high of $35.4. The RSI indicator value of 53.73, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Akorn, Inc., a specialty generic pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and markets generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals, as well as private-label over-the-counter (OTC) consumer health products and animal health pharmaceuticals in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Prescription Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Health. The Prescription Pharmaceuticals segment markets generic and branded ophthalmics, injectables, oral liquids, otics, topicals, inhalants, and nasal sprays. This segment’s generic products include Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution; Clobetasol Propionate Ointment; Dehydrated Alcohol Injection; Ephedrine Sulfate Injection; Hydralazine Hydrochloride Injection; Lidocaine Ointment; Methylene Blue Injection; Myorisan Soft Gelatin Capsules; Nembutal Sodium Solution; and Progesterone Capsules. The Consumer Health segment markets branded and private label animal health products, as well as OTC products for the treatment of dry eye under the TheraTears brand name. This segment also markets other OTC consumer health products, including Mag-Ox, a magnesium supplement, as well as the Diabetic Tussin line of cough and cold products. Akorn, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.