Mark Nelson

3 Stocks to Watch For: Danaher Corporation (DHR), PG&E Corporation (PCG), Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED)

Danaher Corporation (DHR) saw its value increase by 0.26% as the stock gained $0.22 to finish the day at a closing price of $83.98. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $65.06-$84.74 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $83.55 to $84.07 during the day, are up by 4.84% in the past three months and up by 3.32% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.62% above its 20 day moving average and 5.09% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $90.44 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 68.01.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and commercial products and services worldwide. Its Test & Measurement segment provides instruments products; services and products that help to convert concepts into finished products; professional tools; and wheel service equipment. The company’s Environmental segment provides instrumentation and disinfection systems; and solutions and services focused on fuel dispensing, remote fuel management, point-of-sale and payment system, environmental compliance, vehicle tracking, and fleet management. Its Life Sciences & Diagnostics segment offers chemistry systems, immunoassay systems, hematology and flow cytometry products, microbiology systems, and systems and workflow automations solutions. This segment also provides professional microscopes; mass spectrometers; bioanalytical measurement systems; workflow instruments and consumables; and filtration products, which are used to remove solid, liquid, and gaseous contaminants. The company’s Dental segment offers consumables, equipment, and services to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease and ailments of the teeth, gums, and supporting bone. The company’s Industrial Technologies segment provides equipment, consumables, and software for various printing, marking, coding, packaging, design, and color management applications; and a range of electromechanical and electronic motion control products. This segment also offers devices that sense, monitor and control operational or manufacturing variables; instruments, controls, and monitoring systems used in electric utilities and industrial facilities; engineered energetic materials components; and supplemental braking systems for commercial vehicles. The company was formerly known as Diversified Mortgage Investors, Inc. and changed its name to Danaher Corporation in 1984. Danaher Corporation was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Washington, the District of Columbia.

PG&E Corporation (PCG) shares were up in last trading by 0.73% to $63.35. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.86% over the past week and grew 4.06% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.85% above its 50 day moving average and 4.6% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.63% decrease in value from its one year high of $65.43. The RSI indicator value of 66.1, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

PG&E Corporation, through its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, transmits, delivers, and sells electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers primarily in northern and central California. The company’s electricity distribution network consists of approximately 142,000 circuit miles of distribution lines, 58 transmission switching substations, and 603 distribution substations; and electricity transmission network comprises approximately 18,400 circuit miles of interconnected transmission lines and 91 electric transmission substations. Its natural gas system consists of approximately 42,800 miles of distribution pipelines, approximately 6,700 miles of backbone and local transmission pipelines, and various storage facilities. The company operates various electricity generation facilities, such as nuclear, hydroelectric, fossil fuel-fired, and photovoltaic. PG&E Corporation was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED) traded within a range of $74.18 to $74.96 after opening the day at $74.29. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 1.45% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.48% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $74.75 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -7.04% below its 52 week high of $81.88 and 12.22% above its 12-month low of $68.44. The shares are up by over 4.44% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 57.47 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

Equities Trend Analysis: GoPro, Inc. (GPRO), Rent-A-Center, Inc. (RCII), Fossil Group, Inc. (FOSL)

GoPro, Inc. (GPRO) grew with the stock adding 1.83% or $0.16 to close at $8.9 on light trading volume of 3.3M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.18M. The San Mateo California 94402 based company operating under the Photographic Equipment & Supplies industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -12.49% down for the period and up by 2.18% so far this year. With price target of $8.93 and a 4.22% rebound from 52-week low, GoPro, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

GoPro, Inc. develops and sells mountable and wearable cameras, and accessories in the United States and internationally. The company offers HERO line of capture devices, such as cameras; and mounts comprising equipment-based mounts consisting of helmet, handlebar, roll bar, and grip and tripod mounts that enable consumers to capture content while engaged in a range of activities, as well as mounts that enable customers to wear the mount on their bodies, such as wrist housings, chest harnesses, and head straps. It also provides LCD Touch BacPac, Battery BacPac, Smart Remote, and Floaty Backdoor accessories, as well as spare batteries, charging accessories, cables to connect its GoPro cameras to television monitors, video transmitters and external microphones, flotation devices, dive filters, and anti-fogging solutions. In addition, the company offers GoPro Studio, a video editing tool that allows users to create professional quality videos from their content; and GoPro App that allows users to control GoPro cameras remotely using a smartphone or tablet. GoPro, Inc. markets and sells its products through retailers and distributors, as well as through its Website. The company was formerly known as Woodman Labs, Inc. and changed its name to GoPro, Inc. in February 2014. GoPro, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California.

Rent-A-Center, Inc. (RCII) had a active trading with around 3.11M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.53M. The stock traded between $8.4 and $8.75 before closing at the price of $8.47 with -1.51% change on the day. The Plano Texas 75024 based company is currently trading 9.15% above its 52 week low of $7.76 and -46.93% below its 52 week high of $16.37. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $9.67 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Rent-A-Center, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, leases household durable goods to customers on a rent-to-own basis. The company operates through four segments: Core U.S., Acceptance Now, Mexico, and Franchising. It offers durable products, such as consumer electronics; appliances; computers, including tablets; smartphones; and furniture, including accessories under rental purchase agreements. The company also provides merchandise on an installment sales basis; and offers the rent-to-own transaction to consumers who do not qualify for financing from the traditional retailer through kiosks within retailer’s locations. It operates retail installment sales stores under the Get It Now and Home Choice names; and rent-to-own and franchised rent-to-own stores under the Rent-A-Centre, ColorTyme, and RimTyme names. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned and operated approximately 2,672 stores in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, including 45 retail installment sales stores; 1,444 Acceptance Now kiosk locations in 40 states and Puerto Rico; 532 Acceptance Now direct locations; and 143 stores in Mexico, as well as franchised 227 rent-to-own stores in 31 states under the Rent-A-Center, ColorTyme, and RimTyme names. Rent-A-Center, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

Fossil Group, Inc. (FOSL) saw its value decrease by -1.84% as the stock dropped $-0.43 to finish the day at a closing price of $22.88. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $22.46-$51.93 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $22.46 to $23.61 during the day, are down by -18.49% in the past three months and down by -28.39% over the past six months. It is currently trading -8.43% below its 20 day moving average and -17.11% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $25.82 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 32.39.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Fossil Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and distributes consumer fashion accessories. The company’s principal products include a line of men’s and women’s fashion watches and jewelry, handbags, small leather goods, belts, sunglasses, and soft accessories. It offers its products under its proprietary brands, such as FOSSIL, MICHELE, RELIC, SKAGEN, and ZODIAC, as well as under the licensed brands, including ADIDAS, ARMANI EXCHANGE, BURBERRY, DIESEL, DKNY, EMPORIO ARMANI, KARL LAGERFELD, KATE SPADE NEW YORK, MARC BY MARC JACOBS, MICHAEL KORS, and TORY BURCH. The company sells its products through department stores, specialty retail stores, specialty watch and jewelry stores, company-owned retail and outlet stores, mass market stores, e-commerce sites, licensed and franchised FOSSIL retail stores, and retail concessions, as well as sells its products on airlines and cruise ships. As of January 2, 2016, it owned and operated 99 retail stores and 139 outlet stores located in the United States, as well as 250 retail stores and 131 outlet stores internationally. Fossil Group, Inc. was formerly known as Fossil, Inc. and changed its name to Fossil Group, Inc. in May 2013. Fossil Group, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Richardson, Texas.

 

Traders Watch list: WPX Energy, Inc. (WPX), Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (DNKN), Staples, Inc. (SPLS)

WPX Energy, Inc. (WPX) saw its value increase by 2.69% as the stock gained $0.35 to finish the day at a closing price of $13.36. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $3.51-$16.17 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $13.12 to $13.38 during the day, are up by 15.57% in the past three months and up by 30.85% over the past six months. It is currently trading -3.33% below its 20 day moving average and -6.69% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $18.15 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 40.98.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

WPX Energy, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, engages in the exploitation and development of unconventional properties in the United States. Its principal areas of operation include the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, the Williston Basin in North Dakota, and the San Juan Basin in New Mexico and Colorado. As of December 31, 2014, the company had proved reserves of 583 million barrels of oil equivalent. WPX Energy, Inc. was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (DNKN) shares were up in last trading by 4.16% to $54.13. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 6.53% over the past week and grew 4.84% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.78% above its 50 day moving average and 12.06% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.56% decrease in value from its one year high of $56.13. The RSI indicator value of 64.87, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, franchises, and licenses quick service restaurants under the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Dunkin’ Donuts U.S., Dunkin’ Donuts International, Baskin-Robbins International, and Baskin-Robbins U.S. Its restaurants offer hot and cold coffee, baked goods, donuts, bagels, muffins, breakfast sandwiches, hard-serve ice cream, soft serve ice cream, frozen yogurt, shakes, malts, and floats. As of November 3, 2016, the company operated approximately 12,000 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and 7,600 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. It also leases franchised restaurant properties in the United States, as well as office space in Brazil, China, Dubai, and the United Kingdom. The company is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts.

Staples, Inc. (SPLS) traded within a range of $8.87 to $9.2 after opening the day at $8.9. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.22% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.23% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $9.03 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -17.34% below its 52 week high of $11.37 and 26.24% above its 12-month low of $7.24. The shares are up by over 19.32% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 42.6 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Staples, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates office products superstores. It operates in three segments: North American Stores & Online, North American Commercial, and International Operations. The company offers a range of office supplies, business technology products, facility and breakroom supplies, computers and mobility products, and office furniture under the Staples, Quill, and other proprietary brands. It also provides copy and print services, as well as technology services. The company sells and delivers office products and services directly to businesses and consumers through its Staples.com and Staples.ca, and Quill.com Websites, as well as through retail stores, and Internet and direct mail catalogs. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,907 retail stores; and 104 distribution and fulfillment centers in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in Framingham, Massachusetts.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: LendingClub Corporation (LC), Sabre Corporation (SABR), Callon Petroleum Company (CPE)

LendingClub Corporation (LC) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 4.03% or $0.25 to close the day at $6.45 on lower than average trading volume of 5.77M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.64M. The San Francisco California 94105 based company has been outperforming the credit services companies by 11.9032% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 22.86% YTD, versus the credit services industry which is up 4.79% for the same period. The RSI of 65.9 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

LendingClub Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online marketplace that connects borrowers and investors in the United States. Its marketplace facilitates various types of loan products for consumers and small businesses, including unsecured personal loans, super prime consumer loans, unsecured education and patient finance loans, and unsecured small business loans. The company also offers investors an opportunity to invest in a range of loans based on term and credit characteristics. It serves investors, such as retail investors, high-net-worth individuals and family offices, banks and finance companies, insurance companies, hedge funds, foundations, pension plans, and university endowments. LendingClub Corporation was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Sabre Corporation (SABR) had a active trading with around 5.7M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.85M. The stock traded between $21.91 and $22.49 before closing at the price of $22.47 with 2.98% change on the day. The Southlake Texas 76092 based company is currently trading 4.9% above its 52 week low of $21.42 and -23.41% below its 52 week high of $29.76. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 27.19 and $30.73 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Sabre Corporation provides technology solutions to the travel and tourism industry. The company operates through two segments, Travel Network, and Airline and Hospitality Solutions. The Travel Network segment operates a business-to-business travel marketplace that offers travel content, such as inventory, prices, and availability from a range of travel suppliers, including airlines, hotels, car rental brands, rail carriers, cruise lines, and tour operators with a network of travel buyers comprising online and offline travel agencies, travel management companies, and corporate travel departments. The Airline and Hospitality Solutions segment offers a portfolio of software technology products and solutions through software-as-a-service and hosted delivery models to airlines, hotel properties, and other travel suppliers. This segment provides SabreSonic Customer Sales & Service, a reservation system that provides capabilities around managing sales and customer service across an airline’s diverse touch points; Sabre AirVision Marketing & Planning, a set of airline commercial planning solutions; and Sabre AirCentre Enterprise Operations, a set of solutions for the holistic planning and management of airline, airport, and customer operations. In addition, this segment offers software and solutions to hotel properties comprising central reservation system, property management solution, and marketing and consulting services. Sabre Corporation was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Southlake, Texas.

Callon Petroleum Company (CPE) traded within a range of $13.85 to $14.2 after opening the day at $13.92. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -8.39% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.47% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $14.08 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -24.02% below its 52 week high of $18.53 and 147.02% above its 12-month low of $5.7. The shares are up by over 4.37% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 31.62 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Callon Petroleum Company, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores for, develops, and produces oil and natural gas properties in the Permian Basin in West Texas. As of December 31, 2015, the company estimated net proved reserves totaled 54.3 million barrel of oil equivalent. Callon Petroleum Company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Natchez, Mississippi.

 

Momentum Stocks: Rice Energy Inc. (RICE), Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM), Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO)

Rice Energy Inc. (RICE) grew with the stock adding 2.99% or $0.63 to close at $21.7 on light trading volume of 2.83M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.92M. The Canonsburg Pennsylvania 15317 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 137.94% up for the period and up by 1.64% so far this year. With price target of $30.8 and a 169.23% rebound from 52-week low, Rice Energy Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM) had a active trading with around 2.8M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.43M. The stock traded between $18.03 and $18.94 before closing at the price of $18.94 with 4.58% change on the day. The Phoenix Arizona 85054 based company is currently trading 7.67% above its 52 week low of $17.59 and -36.87% below its 52 week high of $30. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $23.38 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of fresh, natural, and organic food in the United States. The company’s retail stores offer fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, grocery, meat and seafood, deli, bakery, dairy, frozen foods, body care and natural household items, beer and wine, and dairy alternatives. As of November 3, 2016, it operated 252 stores in 13 states. Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO) saw its value increase by 4.3% as the stock gained $2.31 to finish the day at a closing price of $56.02. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $33.06-$56.71 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $53.84 to $56.13 during the day, are up by 13.82% in the past three months and up by 35.51% over the past six months. It is currently trading 5.76% above its 20 day moving average and 10.15% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $55.09 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 72.29.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. develops, publishes, and markets interactive entertainment solutions for consumers worldwide. The company offers its products under the Rockstar Games and 2K labels. It develops and publishes action/adventure products under the Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, Midnight Club, and Red Dead names through developing sequels; offering downloadable episodes, and content and virtual currency; and releasing titles for smartphones and tablets. The company also develops brands in other genres, including the L.A. Noire, Bully, and Manhunt franchises. In addition, it publishes various entertainment properties across platforms and a range of genres, including action, adventure, family/casual, racing, role-playing, shooter, sports, and strategy; various unit selling franchises, including BioShock, Borderlands, Carnival Games, Evolve, Mafia, NBA 2K, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Spec Ops, WWE 2K, and XCOM; and various sports simulation titles, including its flagship NBA 2K series, a basketball video game and the WWE 2K professional wrestling series. Further, the company offers free-to-play mobile games, such as Dragon City and Monster Legends on iOS and Android platforms. Its products are designed for console gaming systems, such as Sony’s PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Xbox One; and personal computers comprising smartphones and tablets. The company delivers its products through physical retail, digital download, online platforms, and cloud streaming services. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Stocks Buzz: Chico’s FAS, Inc. (CHS), CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX), Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (CTB)

Chico’s FAS, Inc. (CHS) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 3.02% or $0.41 to close the day at $13.99 on active trading volume of 2.77M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.49M. The Fort Myers Florida 33966 based company has been outperforming the apparel stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 45.17%, compared to the industry which has dropped -0.13% over the same period. With RSI of 51.72, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $15.62, making it a hold for now.

Chico’s FAS, Inc. operates as an omni-channel specialty retailer of women’s private branded, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing items. The company’s portfolio of brands consists of the Chico’s, White House Black Market (WHBM), and Soma, and Boston Proper. The Chico’s brand primarily sells private branded clothing focusing on women 45 and older. The WHBM brand sells private branded clothing and accessories, such as shoes, belts, scarves, handbags, and jewelry focusing on women who are 35 years old and over. The Soma brand sells designed private branded lingerie, sleepwear, loungewear, and beauty products focusing on women who are 35 years old and over. The Boston Proper brand sells women’s apparel and accessories focusing on women between 35 and 55 years old. As of January 30, 2016, it operated 1,518 retail stores in 48 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The company also sells through its Websites and catalogs. Chico’s FAS, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida.

CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX) retreated with the stock falling -0.06% or $-0.01 to close at $17.31 on light trading volume of 2.74M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.75M. The Canonsburg Pennsylvania 15317 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 140.42% up for the period and down by -5.05% so far this year. With price target of $22.42 and a 157.59% rebound from 52-week low, CONSOL Energy Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

CONSOL Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two divisions, Exploration and Production (E&P), and Coal. The E&P division produces pipeline quality natural gas primarily to gas wholesalers. This division owns rights to extract natural gas in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio from approximately 436,000 net Marcellus Shale acres; and controls approximately 119,000 net acres of Utica Shale potential in eastern Ohio, as well as controls 113,000 net acres in Southwestern Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia that contain the rights to the natural gas in Utica Shale; and owns rights to extract coalbed methane (CBM) in Virginia from approximately 268,000 net CBM acres, which cover a portion of its coal reserves in Central Appalachia. It also owns shallow oil and gas acreage position approximately 825,000 net acres in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New York; various acres that have Upper Devonian potential; 116,000 net acres of Chattanooga Shale; and 380,000 net acres of Huron Shale potential in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia, as well as provides midstream gas services. The Coal division engages in mining, preparation, and marketing of thermal coal primarily to power generators, and metallurgical coal to metal and coke producers. The company also provides energy services, including coal terminal services, water services, and land resource management services. CONSOL Energy Inc. was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (CTB) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.98% or $-0.35 to close the day at $35.3 on lower than average trading volume of 2.73M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 590.18K. The Findlay Ohio 45840 based company has been outperforming the rubber & plastics companies by 1.871% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -9.14% YTD, versus the rubber & plastics industry which is up 4.15% for the same period. The RSI of 42.56 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets replacement tires worldwide. The company operates through Americas Tire Operations and International Tire Operations segments. It manufactures and markets passenger car, light truck, motorcycle, and racing tires, as well as tire retread material; and distributes tires for racing, medium trucks, and motorcycles. The company sells its products to independent tire dealers, wholesale distributors, regional and national retail tire chains, and other tire and automotive product retail chains, as well as original equipment manufacturers; and directly to end users through three owned retail stores. Cooper Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Findlay, Ohio.

 

Traders Watch list: Retail Properties of America, Inc. (RPAI), Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (EEP), Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (RNN)

Retail Properties of America, Inc. (RPAI) saw its value decrease by 0% as the stock dropped $0 to finish the day at a closing price of $15.12. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $14.02-$17.78 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $15.03 to $15.17 during the day, are up by 1.98% in the past three months and down by -11.52% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.74% above its 20 day moving average and 0.04% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $17.5 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 52.03.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (EEP) shares were up in last trading by 1.51% to $18.21. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -5.73% over the past week and fell -26.06% in the past month. It is currently trading -21.28% below its 50 day moving average and -18.3% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -28.32% decrease in value from its one year high of $26.37. The RSI indicator value of 26.16, lead us to believe that it may correct downwards in the near term.

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

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (RNN) traded within a range of $0.1731 to $0.185 after opening the day at $0.18. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 30.16% so far this year. The stock was up close to 4.94% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $0.18 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -56.49% below its 52 week high of $0.4245 and 45.43% above its 12-month low of $0.127. The shares are up by over 19.08% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 63.02 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes treatments for cancer. The company’s clinical stage oncology candidates include Archexin that completed a pilot Phase IIa clinical trial for the treatment of pancreatic cancer; RX-3117, which is in Phase Ib clinical trial for the treatment of patients with solid tumors; and Supinoxin that is in Phase I clinical trial for patients with solid tumors. It is also involved in developing RX-21101, an N-(2-Hydroxypropyl) methacrylamide-docetaxel-folate, which is in pre-clinical development stage used for the treatment of tumors. Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is based in Rockville, Maryland.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Builders FirstSource, Inc. (BLDR), Fortress Investment Group LLC (FIG), Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO)

Builders FirstSource, Inc. (BLDR) had a active trading with around 1.28M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.11M. The stock traded between $11.78 and $12.37 before closing at the price of $12.28 with 4.16% change on the day. The Dallas Texas 75201 based company is currently trading 88.92% above its 52 week low of $6.54 and -12.85% below its 52 week high of $14.09. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 62.05 and $14.28 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Builders FirstSource, Inc. manufactures and supplies building materials, manufactured components, and construction services to professional contractors, sub-contractors, and consumers in the United States. Its products include lumber and lumber sheet goods comprising dimensional lumber, plywood, and OSB products that are used in on-site house framing; and windows and doors, and interior and exterior door units, as well as interior trims, exterior trims, columns, and posts under the Synboard brand. The company’s manufactured products consist of wood floor and roof trusses, steel roof trusses, wall panels, stairs, and engineered wood; gypsum, roofing and insulation products, including wallboards, metal studs and trims, ceilings, joint treatment and finishes, and stucco and exteriors; vinyl, composite, and wood sidings, other exteriors, and cement. In addition, it offers other building products and services, such as cabinets and hardware, as well as turn-key framing, shell construction, design assistance, and professional installation services. Further, the company supplies professional grade building products, such as lumber and lumber sheet goods, and various windows, doors, and millwork lines. The company was formerly known as BSL Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Builders FirstSource, Inc. in October 1999. Builders FirstSource, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Fortress Investment Group LLC (FIG) managed to rebound with the stock declining 0% or $0 to close the day at $5.85 on light trading volume of 1.27M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 861.34K. The New York New York 10105 based company has been outperforming the asset management group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 56.42%, compared to the industry which has advanced 34.53% over the same period. With RSI of 66.88, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $6.38, making it a hold for now.

Fortress Investment Group LLC is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm provides its services to pooled investment vehicles, pension and profit sharing plans, corporations, institutional managed accounts and structured products, banking or thrift institutions, investment companies, charitable organizations, and state or municipal government entities. It launches and manages hedge funds, balanced mutual funds, real estate funds, and private equity funds. It also invests in private equity specializing in control-oriented investments in cash flow generating, asset based businesses and also acquire assets or make debt investments. For private equity, it prefers to invest in financial services (particularly loan servicing and consumer finance, transportation & energy/infrastructure, gaming, real estate, leisure, media and telecommunications and senior living. It considers investments in North America and Western Europe for private equity. In distressed situations, the firm will seek to secure corporate ownership or control by working with a company’s board of directors or creditor’s committee. The firm invests in the public equity, the private equity, and alternative investment markets across the globe. It invests in distressed and undervalued assets and tangible and intangible assets such as real estate, capital assets, natural resources, and intellectual property. The firm’s alternative investments include investment in currency, commodity, real estate markets, and distressed real estate loan acquisitions. It employs value strategy to make its investments. The firm employs a fundamental analysis with bottom-up approach to create its investment portfolio. Fortress Investment Group LLC was founded in 1998 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices in United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) shares were up in last trading by 1.82% to $20.7. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.63% over the past week and grew 5.88% in the past month. It is currently trading 8.7% above its 50 day moving average and 20.13% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a 1.24% increase in value from its one year high of $20.73. The RSI indicator value of 69.59, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Flowers Foods, Inc. produces and markets bakery products in the United States. It operates through two segments, Direct-Store-Delivery (DSD) and Warehouse Delivery. The DSD segment produces and markets fresh bakery foods, including fresh breads, buns, rolls, tortillas, and snack cakes. This segment offers its products under the Nature’s Own, Wonder, Whitewheat, Cobblestone Bread Company, Tastykake, Home Pride, Merita, Dave’s Killer Bread, Country Kitchen, and Roman Meal brand names, as well as markets franchised and licensed brands, such as Sunbeam, Bunny, and Holsum. It operates 39 bakeries, as well as sells its products through DSD route delivery model to retail and foodservice customers. The Warehouse Delivery segment produces snack cakes, breads, and rolls for national retail, foodservice, vending, and co-pack customers. It operates 10 bakeries. This segment markets its products under the Mrs. Freshley’s, European Bakers, Broad Street Bakery, and Alpine Valley Bread Company brand names. The company was formerly known as Flowers Industries and changed its name to Flowers Foods, Inc. in 2001. Flowers Foods, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Thomasville, Georgia.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Regal Entertainment Group (RGC), BioScrip, Inc. (BIOS), Cerulean Pharma Inc. (CERU)

Regal Entertainment Group (RGC) saw its value increase by 1.16% as the stock gained $0.25 to finish the day at a closing price of $21.84. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $17.48-$24.79 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $21.52 to $21.86 during the day, are down by -3.54% in the past three months and up by 2.53% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.18% below its 20 day moving average and 0.04% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $23.73 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 44.69.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Regal Entertainment Group, through its subsidiaries, operates as a motion picture exhibitor in the United States. It develops, acquires, and operates multi-screen theatres primarily in mid-sized metropolitan markets and suburban growth areas of larger metropolitan markets. The company operates a theatre circuit under the brands of Regal Cinemas, United Artists, Edwards, Great Escape Theatres, and Hollywood Theaters. As of January 6, 2017, it operated 7,310 screens in 565 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, and the District of Columbia. Regal Entertainment Group was founded in 2002 and is based in Knoxville, Tennessee.

BioScrip, Inc. (BIOS) shares were down in last trading by -0.61% to $1.62. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 3.85% over the past week and grew 2.53% in the past month. It is currently trading 24.4% above its 50 day moving average and -28.74% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -52.77% decrease in value from its one year high of $3.43. The RSI indicator value of 58.27, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

BioScrip, Inc. provides home infusion services in the United States. The company engages in the preparation, delivery, administration, and clinical monitoring of pharmaceutical treatments that are administered to a patient through intravenous, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intra-spinal, and enteral methods. It is primarily involved in the intravenous administration of medications to treat a range of acute and chronic conditions, such as infections, nutritional deficiencies, immunologic and neurologic disorders, cancer, pain, and palliative care. BioScrip, Inc. offers its services at patient’s homes, outpatient clinics, nursing facilities, physician’s offices, and ambulatory infusion centers. The company markets and sells its products and services through sales and marketing representatives, payor relationships, and other government programs. BioScrip, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

Cerulean Pharma Inc. (CERU) traded within a range of $1.19 to $1.31 after opening the day at $1.25. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 73.68% so far this year. The stock was down close to -7.52% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $1.23 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -71.59% below its 52 week high of $4.33 and 95.15% above its 12-month low of $0.63. The shares are up by over 75.71% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 67.55 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Cerulean Pharma Inc., a clinical-stage company, develops nanotechnology-based therapeutics in the areas of oncology and other diseases in the United States. The company’s lead product candidate is CRLX101, a tumor targeted nanoparticle-drug conjugate (NDC), which is in Phase 2 clinical development in patients with renal cell carcinoma; and in Phase 2 and Phase 1b clinical development in patients with ovarian cancer. It is also developing CRLX301, a platform-generated NDC clinical candidate, which is in Phase 1/2a clinical trials. The company has a strategic collaboration with Novartis to develop nanoparticle-drug conjugates for various cancer tumor targets. The company was formerly known as Tempo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and changed its name to Cerulean Pharma Inc. in October 2008. Cerulean Pharma Inc. was incorporated in 2005 and is based in Waltham, Massachusetts.

 

Stocks Alert: Box, Inc. (BOX), GameStop Corp. (GME), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (JEC)

Box, Inc. (BOX) grew with the stock adding 2.3% or $0.41 to close at $18.2 on active trading volume of 1.49M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.06M. The Redwood City California 94063 based company operating under the Application Software industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 91.58% up for the period and up by 31.31% so far this year. With price target of $18.7 and a 103.13% rebound from 52-week low, Box, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Box, Inc. provides cloud-based mobile optimized enterprise content collaboration platform that enables organizations of various sizes to manage their enterprise content from anywhere. The company’s platform enables users to collaborate on content internally and with external parties, automate content-driven business processes, develop custom applications, and implement data protection, security, and compliance features. Box, Inc. offers its solution in 22 languages. It serves healthcare and life sciences, financial services, legal services, media and entertainment, retail, education, energy, and government industries. The company was formerly known as Box.net, Inc. and changed its name to Box, Inc. in November 2011. Box, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

GameStop Corp. (GME) gained $0.6 to close the day at a new closing price of $25.39, a 2.42% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 28.2% above its 52 week low of $20.1. A total of 1.49M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.49M. The stock, which fluctuated between $24.75 and $25.4 during the day, currently situated -21.56% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.04% in the past one month and up by 23.24% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $26.32 and RSI of 60.24, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

GameStop Corp. operates as an omnichannel video game retailer. It sells new and pre-owned video game hardware; physical and digital video game software; pre-owned and value video game products; video game accessories, such as controllers, gaming headsets, memory cards, and other add-ons for use with video game hardware and software; and digital products, including downloadable content, network points cards, prepaid digital and subscription cards, and digitally downloadable software. The company also sells mobile and consumer electronics, including smart phones, tablets, headphones, and accessories, as well as pre-owned smart phones; personal computer (PC) entertainment software in various genres, including sports, action, strategy, adventure/role playing, and simulation; and strategy guides, magazines, and gaming-related toys. In addition, it operates electronic commerce Websites comprising gamestop.com, ebgames.com.au, ebgames.co.nz, gamestop.ca, gamestop.it, gamestop.ie, gamestop.de, gamestop.co.uk, thinkgeek.com, and micromania.fr. Further, the company operates kongregate.com, a browser-based game site; Game Informer magazine, a print and digital video game publication; iOS and Android mobile applications; Simply Mac, a certified Apple consumer electronic products reseller; and Spring Mobile, an authorized AT&T reseller operating pre-paid wireless stores under the Cricket Wireless name that offers prepaid services, devices, and accessories. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 7,117 stores in the United States, Australia, Canada, and Europe. GameStop Corp. primarily offers its products under the GameStop, EB Games, and Micromania names. The company, formerly known as GSC Holdings Corp., was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (JEC) shares were down in last trading by -0.26% to $56.48. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -3.78% over the past week and fell -1.41% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.44% below its 50 day moving average and 5.5% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -10.94% decrease in value from its one year high of $63.42. The RSI indicator value of 36.98, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. provides technical, professional, and construction services. It offers project services that include engineering, architectural, interiors, design, planning, and related services, as well as planning, scheduling, procurement, estimating, cost engineering, project accounting and delivery, safety, and other support services. The company also provides process, scientific, and systems consulting services, including performing pricing studies, market analyses, and financial projections in determining the feasibility of a project; performing gasoline reformulation modeling; analyzing and evaluating layout and mechanical designs for complex processing plants; analyzing automation and control systems; analyzing, designing, and executing bio containment strategies; developing and performing process protocols; and performing geological and metallurgical studies. In addition, it offers traditional field construction, modular construction consulting, and environmental remedial construction services. Further, the company provides operations and maintenance services that include managing subcontractors and other on-site personnel; and offering process plant maintenance, management and technical support, and program management services, as well as offers systems integration and communication, information technology, and data security solutions. It serves various industries and markets, such as oil and gas exploration, production, and refining; chemicals and polymers; aerospace, defense, and environmental programs; buildings; infrastructure and telecommunications; mining and minerals; pharmaceuticals and biotechnology; power; pulp and paper; technology and manufacturing; and food and consumer products, and others. The company provides its services through approximately 200 offices located in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Africa, and Asia. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.