Mark Nelson

3 Notable Runners: AECOM (ACM), ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACAD), Cempra, Inc. (CEMP)

AECOM (ACM) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.86% or $1.06 to close the day at $38.09 on lower than average trading volume of 1.69M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.6M. The Los Angeles California 90067 based company has been outperforming the technical services companies by 36.4983% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 4.76% YTD, versus the technical services industry which is down -0.76% for the same period. The RSI of 53.48 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

AECOM, together with its subsidiaries, engages in designing, building, financing, and operating infrastructure assets worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Design and Consulting Services (DCS), Construction Services (CS), and Management Services (MS). The DCS segment provides planning, consulting, architectural and engineering design, program management, and construction management services for industrial, commercial, institutional, and government clients, such as transportation, facilities, environmental, and energy/power markets. The CS segment offers building construction and energy, as well as infrastructure and industrial construction services. The MS segment provides program and facilities management and maintenance, training, logistics, consulting, technical assistance, and systems integration and information technology services primarily for agencies of the U.S. government and other national governments. The company was formerly known as AECOM Technology Corporation and changed its name to AECOM in January 2015. AECOM was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACAD) had a light trading with around 1.69M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.47M. The stock traded between $37.86 and $39.04 before closing at the price of $37.95 with -1.53% change on the day. The San Diego California 92130 based company is currently trading 128.06% above its 52 week low of $17.02 and -10.68% below its 52 week high of $42.49. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 73.33 and $42.25 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of small molecule drugs that address unmet medical needs in central nervous system disorders. Its lead product candidate, NUPLAZID, has completed the Phase III pivotal trials for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease psychosis and the Phase II trial for the treatment of schizophrenia, as well as is in Phase II study for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease psychosis. It also has clinical-stage programs for glaucoma and, in collaboration with Allergan, Inc., for chronic pain. ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Cempra, Inc. (CEMP) traded within a range of $2.92 to $3.1 after opening the day at $3. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 8.93% so far this year. The stock was up close to 5.17% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $3.05 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -88.68% below its 52 week high of $26.95 and 19.61% above its 12-month low of $2.55. The shares are down by over -48.31% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 33.51 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Cempra, Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, focuses on developing antibiotics to meet medical needs in the treatment of bacterial infectious diseases in North America. Its lead product candidates include solithromycin (CEM-101), which is in Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of community acquired bacterial pneumonia, as well as for uncomplicated bacterial urethritis; and Taksta, an antibiotic that has completed Phase II clinical trials for refractory bone and joint infections. The company also produces novel macrolides for non-antibiotic uses, such as the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases, endocrine diseases, and gastric motility disorders. It has collaborative research and development and license agreement with Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The company was formerly known as Cempra Holdings, LLC and changed its name to Cempra, Inc. in February 2012. Cempra, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: LKQ Corporation (LKQ), TEGNA Inc. (TGNA), 3D Systems Corporation (DDD)

LKQ Corporation (LKQ) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.96% or $0.6 to close the day at $31.24 on higher than average trading volume of 2.32M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.9M. The Chicago Illinois 60661 based company has been outperforming the auto parts companies by -2.266% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 1.92% YTD, versus the auto parts industry which is up 2.94% for the same period. The RSI of 42.39 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

LKQ Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, distributes replacement parts, components, and systems used in the repair and maintenance of vehicles in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. It operates in five segments: Wholesale – North America; Europe; Specialty; Glass; and Self Service. The company distributes various products, including aftermarket collision and mechanical products; recycled collision and mechanical products; and refurbished collision products, including wheels, bumper covers and lights, and remanufactured engines. It also offers recycled products, such as engines, transmissions, and door assemblies; sheet metal products comprising trunk lids, fenders and hoods, lights, and bumper assemblies; and refurbish products consisting of wheels, lights, plastic bumpers, and chrome bumpers, as well as heavy-duty truck products. In addition, the company sells scrap metal and other materials to recyclers; and extracts and sells the precious metals contained in various of recycled parts, such as catalytic converters. Further, it sells parts from older cars and light-duty trucks directly to consumers; and operates self service retail facilities that sell recycled automotive products from end-of-life-vehicles under the LKQ Pick Your Part name. Additionally, the company distributes and markets trucks and off-roads; speed and performance, and towing equipment and accessories; recreational vehicles; wheels, tires, and performance handling products; and miscellaneous accessories. It also manufactures and distributes automotive glass products; and distributes specialty vehicle aftermarket products and accessories. It primarily serves collision and mechanical repair shops, new and used car dealerships, metal recyclers, and specialty vehicle retailers and equipment installers, as well as retail customers. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

TEGNA Inc. (TGNA) had a active trading with around 2.31M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.94M. The stock traded between $23.14 and $23.51 before closing at the price of $23.45 with 1.21% change on the day. The McLean Virginia 22107 based company is currently trading 31.74% above its 52 week low of $17.91 and -6.09% below its 52 week high of $25.38. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 67.25 and $24.57 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

TEGNA Inc. engages in media and digital businesses in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Media and Digital. It operates 46 television stations that produce local programming, such as news, sports, and entertainment. The company also operates Cars.com, an online destination for automotive consumers that offers information about car shopping, selling, and servicing; CareerBuilder, which provides human capital solutions, such as employment data and labor market analysis software, talent management software, and other advertising and recruitment solutions; G/O Digital that provides digital marketing services for local businesses; and Cofactor, a digital marketing company that enable brands to deliver content. In addition, it offers advertising and marketing solutions. The company serves approximately 90 million customers through its broadcast and digital media platforms. The company was formerly known as Gannett Co., Inc. and changed its name to TEGNA Inc. in June 2015. TEGNA Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

3D Systems Corporation (DDD) traded within a range of $16.53 to $17.26 after opening the day at $16.52. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 29.04% so far this year. The stock was up close to 3.81% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $17.15 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -13.21% below its 52 week high of $19.76 and 120.44% above its 12-month low of $8.31. The shares are up by over 26.47% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 61.64 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

3D Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides 3D printing products and services worldwide. The company’s 3D printers transform data input generated by 3D design software, CAD software, or other 3D design tools into printed parts using a range of print materials, including plastic, metal, nylon, rubber, wax, and composite materials. It offers various 3D printing technologies, such as stereolithography, selective laser sintering, direct metal printing, multijet printing, colorjet printing, and plasticjet printing. The company also develops, blends, and markets various print materials, such as plastic, nylon, metal, composite, elastomeric, wax, and Class IV bio-compatible materials. It offers its printers under the Accura, DuraForm, LaserForm, CastForm, and VisiJet brand names. In addition, the company provides digital design tools, including software, scanners, and haptic devices, as well as products for product design, mold and die design, 3D scan-to-print, reverse engineering, and production machining and inspection. Further, it offers proprietary software and drivers that provide part preparation, part placement, support placement, build platform management, and print queue management; and 3D virtual reality simulators and simulator modules for medical applications, as well as digitizing scanners for medical and mechanical applications. Additionally, the company provides warranty, maintenance, and training services. It primarily serves companies and small and midsize businesses in a range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, government, defense, technology, electronics, education, consumer goods, energy, and healthcare. The company sells its products and services through its direct sales force, resellers, and channel partners and distributors. 3D Systems Corporation was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

 

3 Notable Runners: GoPro, Inc. (GPRO), Lumentum Holdings Inc. (LITE), Ciber, Inc. (CBR)

GoPro, Inc. (GPRO) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.13% or $-0.1 to close the day at $8.74 on lower than average trading volume of 3.65M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.26M. The San Mateo California 94402 based company has been underperforming the photographic equipment & supplies companies by -19.3434% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 0.34% YTD, versus the photographic equipment & supplies industry which is down -0.31% for the same period. The RSI of 37.9 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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.

Lumentum Holdings Inc. (LITE) had a active trading with around 3.65M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.04M. The stock traded between $45.9 and $49.4 before closing at the price of $46.6 with 1.64% change on the day. The Milpitas California 95035 based company is currently trading 124.04% above its 52 week low of $20.8 and 0.32% above its 52 week high of $49.4. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 75.88 and $45.1 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.

Ciber, Inc. (CBR) traded within a range of $0.3808 to $0.46 after opening the day at $0.42. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -37.59% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.7% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $0.39 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -86.2% below its 52 week high of $2.82 and 78.73% above its 12-month low of $0.22. The shares are down by over -42.18% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 38.1 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

Stocks in Review: eBay Inc. (EBAY), General Motors Company (GM), Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI)

eBay Inc. (EBAY) traded within a range of $32.28 to $33.41 after opening the day at $32.45. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 11.99% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.53% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $33.25 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding 0.18% above its 52 week high of $33.41 and 54.51% above its 12-month low of $21.64. The shares are up by over 17.74% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 72.38 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

eBay Inc. operates e-commerce platforms that connect various buyers and sellers worldwide. Its platforms enable sellers to organize and offer inventory for sale; and buyers to find and buy it virtually anytime and anywhere. The company’s Marketplace platforms include its online marketplace at ebay.com and the eBay mobile apps; and StubHub platforms comprise its online ticket platform at stubhub.com and the StubHub mobile apps, which enable fans to purchase tickets to the games, concerts, and theater shows. Its Classifieds platforms include a collection of brands, such as Mobile.de, Kijiji, Gumtree, Marktplaats, eBay Classifieds, and others that offer online classifieds and help people find whatever they are looking for in their local communities. The company platforms enable users to find, buy, sell, and pay for items through various online, mobile, and offline channels, which include retailers, distributors, liquidators, import and export companies, auctioneers, catalog and mail-order companies, classifieds, directories, search engines, commerce participants, shopping channels, and networks. eBay Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

General Motors Company (GM) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.11% or $0.04 to close the day at $35.14 on active trading volume of 16.86M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 15.1M. The Detroit Michigan 48265 based company has been outperforming the auto manufacturers – major group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 32.26%, compared to the industry which has advanced 22.04% over the same period. With RSI of 40.47, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $38.45, making it a hold for now.

General Motors Company designs, builds, and sells cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide. The company operates through GM North America, GM Europe, GM International Operations, GM South America, and GM Financial segments. It markets its vehicles primarily under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Opel, Holden, Vauxhall, Baojun, Jiefang, and Wuling brand names. The company also sells cars and trucks to dealers for consumer retail sales, as well as to fleet customers, including daily rental car companies, commercial fleet customers, leasing companies, and governments. In addition, it offers connected safety, security and mobility solutions, and information technology services. The company, through its subsidiary, General Motors Financial Company, Inc., provides automotive financing services. General Motors Company was founded in 1897 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) dropped $-0.02 to close the day at a new closing price of $4.7, a -0.42% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 43.51% above its 52 week low of $3.32. A total of 16.69M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 29.02M. The stock, which fluctuated between $4.67 and $4.74 during the day, currently situated -2.29% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.39% in the past one month and up by 11.61% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $5.01 and RSI of 54.65, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States. The company broadcasts music plus sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather programs, including various music genres ranging from rock, pop and hip-hop to country, dance, jazz, Latin, and classical; live play-by-play sports from principal leagues and colleges; multitude of talk and entertainment channels for various audiences; national, international, and financial news; and limited run channels. It also streams music and non-music channels over the Internet; and offer applications to allow consumers to access its Internet radio service on smartphones, tablets, computers, home devices, and other consumer electronic equipment. In addition, the company distributes satellite radios through the sale and lease of new vehicles; and acquires subscribers through the sale and lease of previously owned vehicles with factory-installed satellite radios. Its satellite radio systems include satellites, terrestrial repeaters, and other satellite facilities; studios; and radios. Further, the company provides satellite television services, which offer music channels on the DISH NETWORK satellite television service as a programming package; Travel Link, a suite of data services that include graphical weather, fuel prices, sports schedule and scores, and movie listings; real-time traffic services; and real-time weather services. Additionally, it offers location-based services through two-way wireless connectivity, including safety, security, convenience, maintenance and data services, remote vehicles diagnostics, and stolen or parked vehicle locator services. The company also sells satellite radios directly to consumers through its Website, as well as through national and regional retailers. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

 

Stocks Under Review: Mylan N.V. (MYL), Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN)

Mylan N.V. (MYL) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.51% or $-0.2 to close the day at $39.19 on active trading volume of 5.93M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.44M. The Hatfield Hertfordshire EN6 1AG based company has been underperforming the drugs – generic group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -22.76%, compared to the industry which has dropped -3.74% over the same period. With RSI of 60.91, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $49.84, making it a hold for now.

Mylan N.V., together with its subsidiaries, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, and distributes generic, branded generic, and specialty pharmaceuticals worldwide. The company provides generic or branded generic pharmaceutical products in tablet, capsule, injectable, transdermal patch, gel, cream, or ointment forms, as well as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). It is also involved in the development of APIs with non-infringing processes for internal use and to partner with manufacturers; and manufacture and sale of injectable products in antineoplastics, anti-infectives, anesthesia/pain management, and cardiovascular therapeutic areas. In addition, the company produces finished dosage form and oral solid dose products; and offers antiretroviral therapies to third parties. Further, it manufactures and sells branded specialty injectable and nebulized products comprising EpiPen Auto-Injector to treat severe allergic reactions; Perforomist Inhalation Solution, a formoterol fumarate inhalation solution for the maintenance treatment of bronchoconstriction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder patients; and ULTIVA, an analgesic agent used during the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia for inpatient and outpatient procedures. It sells generic pharmaceutical products to proprietary and ethical pharmaceutical wholesalers and distributors, group purchasing organizations, drug store chains, independent pharmacies, drug manufacturers, institutions, and public and governmental agencies; and specialty pharmaceuticals to pharmaceutical wholesalers and distributors, pharmacies, and healthcare institutions. Mylan N.V. has a collaboration agreement with Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to develop, manufacture, and commercialize Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s biosimilar candidates. The company was formerly known as New Moon B.V. Mylan N.V. was founded in 1961 and is based in Hertfordshire, the United Kingdom.

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) grew with the stock adding 0.19% or $0.12 to close at $64.32 on active trading volume of 5.9M compared its three months average trading volume of 11.22M. The Kenilworth New Jersey 07033 based company operating under the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 35.06% up for the period and up by 9.26% so far this year. With price target of $0 and a 38.41% rebound from 52-week low, Merck & Co., Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Merck & Co., Inc. provides healthcare solutions worldwide. The company offers therapeutic and preventive agents to treat cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes, asthma, nasal allergy symptoms, allergic rhinitis, chronic hepatitis C virus, HIV-1 infection, fungal infections, intra-abdominal infections, hypertension, arthritis and pain, inflammatory, osteoporosis, male pattern hair loss, and fertility diseases. It also offers neuromuscular blocking agents; anti-bacterial products; cholesterol modifying medicines; non-sedating antihistamine; and vaginal contraceptive products. In addition, the company offers products to prevent chemotherapy-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting; treat brain tumors; treat melanoma and metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer; prevent diseases caused by human papillomavirus; and vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, chickenpox, shingles, rotavirus gastroenteritis, and pneumococcal diseases. Further, it offers antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs to treat infectious and respiratory diseases, fertility disorders, and pneumonia in cattle, horses, and swine; vaccines for poultry; parasiticide for sea lice in salmon; and antibiotics and vaccines for fishes. Additionally, the company offers companion animal products, such as ointments for otitis; diabetes mellitus treatment for dogs and cats; anthelmintic products; chewable tablets to treat fleas and ticks in dogs; and products for protection against bites from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and sandflies. It serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and entities, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, distributors, animal producers, and managed health care providers. The company has collaboration agreements with Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc and Agenus; and a research agreement with Proteros Biostructures to develop molecule compounds for various cancer treatments. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.3% or $-0.23 to close the day at $75.95 on higher than average trading volume of 5.86M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.43M. The Dallas Texas 75243 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – broad line companies by 10.6366% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 4.74% YTD, versus the semiconductor – broad line industry which is up 7.1% for the same period. The RSI of 54.33 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing. The Analog segment offers high volume analog and logic products for automotive safety devices, touch screen controllers, low voltage motor drivers, and integrated motor controllers; and power management products that include catalog and application-specific standard products to enhance the efficiency of powered devices using battery management solutions, portable power conversion devices, power supply controls, and point-of-load products. This segment also provides high performance analog products, such as high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products, and precision products; and silicon valley analog products, including power management, data converter, interface, and operational amplifier catalog analog products that are used in manufacturing various electronic systems. The Embedded Processing segment offers microcontroller products, which are systems with a processor core, memory, and peripherals to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment; processor products comprising digital signal and applications processors; and connectivity products consisting of electronic devices to connect and transfer data. The company also provides DLP products primarily used in projectors to create high-definition images; application-specific integrated circuits; calculators; and baseband products, as well as OMAP applications processors and connectivity products. It markets and sells its products through a direct sales force and distributors. Texas Instruments Incorporated was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

 

Stocks in Review: KKR & Co. L.P. (KKR), Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI), WestRock Company (WRK)

KKR & Co. L.P. (KKR) traded within a range of $17.85 to $18.4 after opening the day at $17.94. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 19.36% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.4% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $18.37 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding 1.94% above its 52 week high of $18.4 and 76.91% above its 12-month low of $10.89. The shares are up by over 31.59% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 69.62 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

KKR & Co. L.P. is a private equity and real estate investment firm specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. It specializes in acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, credit special situations, growth equity, mature, mezzanine, distressed, and middle market investments. The firm considers investments in all industries with a focus on software, security, semiconductors, consumer electronics, internet of things (iot), internet, information services, content, technology and hardware, energy and infrastructure, real estate, services industry with a focus on business services, intelligence, industry-leading franchises and companies in natural resource, containers and packaging, agriculture, airports, ports, forestry, electric utilities, textiles, apparel and luxury goods, household durables, digital media, insurance, brokerage houses, non-durable goods distribution, supermarket retailing, grocery stores, food, beverage, and tobacco, hospitals, entertainment venues and production companies, publishing, printing services, capital goods, financial services, specialized finance, pipelines, and renewable energy. In energy and infrastructure, it focuses on the Upstream Oil and Gas and Equipment and Services verticals. In real estate, the firm seeks to invest in private and public real estate securities including property-level equity, debt and special situations transactions and businesses with significant real estate holdings, and oil and natural gas properties. The firm also invests in asset services sector that encompasses a broad array of B2B, B2C and B2G services verticals including asset-based, transport, logistics, leisure/hospitality, resource and utility support, infra-like, mission-critical, and environmental services. Within Americas, the firm prefers to invest in consumer products; chemicals, metals and mining; energy and natural resources; financial services; healthcare; industrials; media and communications; retail; and technology. Within Europe, the firm invests in consumer and retail; energy; financial services; health care; industrials and chemicals; media and digital; and telecom and technologies. Within Asia, it invests in consumer products; energy and resources; financial services; healthcare; industrials; logistics; media and telecom; retail; real estate; and technology. The firm seeks to invest in mid to high-end residential developments, but can invest in other projects throughout Mainland China through outright ownership, joint ventures, and merger. It invests globally with a focus on Australia, emerging and developed Asia, Middle East and Africa, Nordic, Southeast Asia, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Caribbean, Mexico, South America, North America, Brazil, Latin America, Korea, and United States of America. In the United States and Europe, the firm focuses on buyouts of large, publicly traded companies. It seeks to invest $30 million to $717 million in companies with enterprise values between $500 million to $2389 million. The firm prefers to invest in a range of debt and public equity investing and may co-invest. It seeks a board seat in its portfolio companies and a controlling ownership of a company or a strategic minority positions. The firm may acquire minority equity interests, particularly when making private equity investments in Asia or sponsoring investments as part of a large investor consortium. The firm typically holds its investment for a period of five to seven years and more and exits through initial public offerings, secondary offerings, and sales to strategic buyers. KKR & Co. L.P. was founded in 1976 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices across North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.33% or $-0.2 to close the day at $61.16 on active trading volume of 4.02M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.87M. The Houston Texas 77073 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas equipment & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 49.01%, compared to the industry which has advanced 37.14% over the same period. With RSI of 39.19, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $69.48, making it a hold for now.

Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies oilfield services, products, technology, and systems to the oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company offers drilling and evaluation products and services, which include drill bits for performance drilling, hole enlargement, and coring; conventional and rotary steerable systems used to drill wells; measurement-while-drilling and logging-while-drilling systems to perform reservoir navigation services; drilling optimization services; tools for coil tubing drilling and wellbore re-entry systems; coring drilling systems; surface logging; emulsion and water-based drilling fluids systems; reservoir drill-in fluids; and fluids environmental services. Its drilling and evaluation products and services also comprise wire line services, such as tools for open hole and cased hole well logging to gather data to perform petro physical and geophysical analysis; reservoir evaluation coring; casing perforation; fluid characterization; production logging; well integrity testing; pipe recovery; and seismic and micro seismic services. In addition, the company provides completion and production products and services consisting of completion systems used to control the flow of hydrocarbons within a wellbore; wellbore intervention products and services to enhance the performance of existing wellbores; intelligent production system products and services to monitor and control the production from individual wells or fields; artificial lifts, such as electric submersible pump systems, progressing cavity pump systems, gas lift systems, and surface horizontal pumping systems to lift oil and water; chemicals and chemical application systems; and cementing, stimulation, and coil tubing services. Further, it offers industrial products and services to the downstream chemicals, and process and pipeline industries. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. As of December 30, 2016, Baker Hughes Incorporated operates as a subsidiary of General Electric Company.

WestRock Company (WRK) gained $0.12 to close the day at a new closing price of $54.02, a 0.22% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 86.5% above its 52 week low of $29.73. A total of 4.02M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.54M. The stock, which fluctuated between $52.61 and $55.67 during the day, currently situated -3.74% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.49% in the past one month and up by 20.29% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $57.27 and RSI of 56.01, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

WestRock Company manufactures and sells paper and packaging solutions for the consumer and corrugated markets in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. The company operates through Corrugated Packaging, Consumer Packaging, and Land and Development segments. The Corrugated Packaging segment produces containerboards, corrugated sheets, corrugated packaging, and preprinted linerboards for consumer and industrial products manufacturers, and corrugated box manufacturers; and recycled fiber. This segment also provides structural and graphic design, engineering services, and automated packaging machines; resells aluminum and plastics; and offers waste services. Its corrugated packaging products are used to provide protective packaging for the shipment and distribution of food, paper, health and beauty, other household, consumer, commercial, and industrial products. The Consumer Packaging segment manufactures and sells folding and beverage cartons, displays, dispensing, and interior partitions; paperboards; recycled paperboards; express mail envelopes for the overnight courier industry; and secondary packages and paperboard packaging for the healthcare market. This segment also manufactures and sells solid fiber and corrugated partitions and die-cut paperboard components; temporary and permanent point-of-purchase displays for the consumer products and retail markets; dispensing systems, such as pumps; lithographic laminated packaging products; flip-top and applicator closures; plastic packaging products; trigger sprayers; aerosol actuators; hose-end sprayers; spouted and applicator closures; and sprayers for nasal and throat applications, as well as provides contract packing services. The company’s Land and Development segment engages in real estate development activities. WestRock Company is based in Richmond, Virginia.

 

Traders Watch list: PharmAthene, Inc. (PIP), Galena Biopharma, Inc. (GALE), Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (CIE)

PharmAthene, Inc. (PIP) saw its value decrease by -16.06% as the stock dropped $-0.22 to finish the day at a closing price of $1.15. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $0.47-$3.5 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $1.04 to $1.32 during the day, are down by -58.93% in the past three months and down by -55.08% over the past six months. It is currently trading -62.5% below its 20 day moving average and -63.57% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $6 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 20.94.The technical indicator lead us to believe the stock will reverse recent losses any time soon.

PharmAthene, Inc., a biodefense company, develops and commercializes medical counter measures against biological and chemical threats in the United States. The company focuses on developing lyophilized anthrax vaccines based on DepoVax, a proprietary technology platform that contributes recombinant protective antigen bulk drug substance. It serves National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority. The company has a license agreement with ImmunoVaccine Technologies for the use of the DepoVax vaccine platform to develop an anthrax vaccine. PharmAthene, Inc. is headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland.

Galena Biopharma, Inc. (GALE) shares were down in last trading by -40.46% to $0.83. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -34.87% over the past week and fell -58.94% in the past month. It is currently trading -60.08% below its 50 day moving average and -93.15% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -98.33% decrease in value from its one year high of $49.802. The RSI indicator value of 23.99, lead us to believe that it may correct downwards in the near term.

Galena Biopharma, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing and commercializing oncology therapeutics that address major unmet medical needs. The company’s lead product candidate, NeuVax (nelipepimut-S), is in Phase III clinical trials for the prevention of recurrence in early- stage and node-positive breast cancer with low to intermediate human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER2) expression; Phase IIb clinical trials in combination with Herceptin for HER2 1+/2+ node-positive and high-risk node-negative breast cancer treatment; and Phase II clinical trials in combination with trastuzumab for node positive and negative HER2 IHC 3+ patients. It also develops GALE-301 (folate binding protein), which is in Phase IIa clinical trials for the prevention of recurrence in patients with ovarian and endometrial cancers; GALE-302, a version of the E39 peptide that is in Phase 1b clinical trial for investigating a novel vaccination series; and GALE-401 (anagrelide controlled release), which is in a Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms to lower elevated platelet levels. Galena Biopharma, Inc. has strategic development and commercialization partnership with Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. for NeuVax in breast and gastric cancers. The company was formerly known as RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation and changed its name to Galena Biopharma, Inc. in September 2011. Galena Biopharma, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is based in San Ramon, California.

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (CIE) traded within a range of $0.78 to $0.88 after opening the day at $0.88. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -36.06% so far this year. The stock was down close to -11.9% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $0.78 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -79.52% below its 52 week high of $3.81 and 1.31% above its 12-month low of $0.7682. The shares are down by over -27.09% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 23.13 is bullish. They are not pointing to a rebound in the stock. We should get in as it looks to have found a bottom.

Cobalt International Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an oil and gas exploration and production company primarily in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The company holds interests in the North Platte, Shenandoah, Anchor, and Heidelberg fields located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico; and the Diaba block located offshore Gabon. As of December 31, 2015, it had net proved undeveloped reserves of 5.6 million barrels (MMBbls) of oil; 0.3 MMBbls of natural gas liquids; and 1.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (HLX), Triangle Petroleum Corporation (TPLM), Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH)

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (HLX) fell -2.09% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.16 to finish the day at $7.5 with about 2.97M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.56M. The $1.05B market cap company, which fluctuated between $7.28 and $7.67 during the day, currently situated 188.46% above its 52 week low of $2.6 and -36.82% away from its one year high of $11.87. The RSI of 31.91 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides specialty services to the offshore energy industry primarily in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, the Asia Pacific, and West Africa regions. It operates through three segments: Well Intervention, Robotics, and Production Facilities. The company engineers, manages, and conducts well construction, intervention, and abandonment operations in water depths ranging from 200 to 10,000 feet; and operates remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), trenchers, and ROVDrills for offshore construction, maintenance, and well intervention services. It also offers well intervention; intervention engineering; production enhancement; inspection, repair, and maintenance of production structures, trees, jumpers, risers, pipelines, and subsea equipment; and life of field support. In addition, the company provides reclamation and remediation services; well plugging and abandonment services; pipeline abandonment services; and site inspections. Further, it engages in the installation of subsea pipelines, flowlines, control umbilicals, manifold assemblies, and risers; burial of pipelines; installation and tie-in of riser and manifold assembly; commissioning, testing, and inspection activities; and provision of cable and umbilical lay, and connection services. Additionally, the company offers oil and natural gas processing services to oil and natural gas companies; and fast response system services. It serves independent oil and gas producers and suppliers, pipeline transmission companies, alternative energy companies, and offshore engineering and construction firms. The company was formerly known as Cal Dive International, Inc. and changed its name to Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. in March 2006. Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1979 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Triangle Petroleum Corporation (TPLM) gained $0.03 to close the day at a new closing price of $0.32, a 11.2% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 143.75% above its 52 week low of $0.1328. A total of 2.94M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.82M. The stock, which fluctuated between $0.2901 and $0.3351 during the day, currently situated -84.87% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 27.14% in the past one month and up by 42.54% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $1 and RSI of 62.84, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Triangle Petroleum Corporation, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. It operates in two segments, Exploration and Production, and Oilfield Services. As of January 31, 2016, the company had leasehold interests in approximately 103,540 net acres in the Bakken Shale and Three Forks formations in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana. It also offers oilfield services, including hydraulic pressure pumping, wireline, perforating, pump rental, workover, and other complementary services, as well as midstream services. The company was formerly known as Peloton Resources Inc. and changed its name to Triangle Petroleum Corporation in May 2005. Triangle Petroleum Corporation was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH) had a light trading with around 2.91M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.98M. The stock traded between $6.09 and $6.51 before closing at the price of $6.43 with 3.21% change on the day. The Franklin Tennessee 37067 based company is currently trading 54.94% above its 52 week low of $4.15 and -69.93% below its 52 week high of $17.82. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 51.01 and $6.86 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

 

3 Trending Stocks: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD), Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST), American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP)

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.52% or $-0.22 to close the day at $41.74 on light trading volume of 1.84M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.84M. The Omaha Nebraska 68154 based company has been outperforming the investment brokerage – national group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 61.61%, compared to the industry which has advanced 60.8% over the same period. With RSI of 29.17, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $49.19, making it a hold for now.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation provides securities brokerage services and related technology-based financial services to retail investors, traders, and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) in the United States. Its products and services include tdameritrade.com, a Web platform for self-directed retail investors; Trade Architect, a Web-based platform for investors and traders to identify opportunities and stay informed; thinkorswim, a desktop platform for traders; and TD Ameritrade Mobile, which allows on-the-go investors and traders to trade and monitor accounts. The company also offers TD Ameritrade Institutional that provides brokerage and custody services to approximately 5,000 independent RIAs and their clients; TD Ameritrade’s Goal Planning, which offers investment consulting and planning services; Investools, a suite of investor education products and services for stock, option, foreign exchange, futures, mutual fund, and fixed-income investors; Amerivest, an advisory service that develops portfolios of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds; AdvisorDirect, a national referral service for investors; and TD Ameritrade Corporate Services that provide self-directed brokerage services to employees of corporations. In addition, it offers various retail brokerage products and services, such as common and preferred stocks; ETFs; options; futures; foreign exchange; mutual funds; fixed income products; primary and secondary offerings of fixed income securities, closed-end funds, and preferred stocks; margin lending; cash management services; and annuities. The company provides its services primarily through the Internet, a network of retail branches, mobile trading applications, interactive voice response, and registered representatives through telephone. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation is a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank.

Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) climbed 1.37% during last trading as the stock added $0.59 to finish the day at $43.67 with about 1.82M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.93M. The $24.45B market cap company, which fluctuated between $42.91 and $43.81 during the day, currently situated 15.86% above its 52 week low of $37.69 and -21.32% away from its one year high of $55.5. The RSI of 54.24 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Monster Beverage Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, sells, and distributes energy drink beverages and its concentrates in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Finished Products, Concentrate, and Other. The company provides carbonated energy, and non-carbonated dairy based coffee and energy drinks to full service beverage distributors, retail grocery and specialty chains, wholesalers, club stores, drug chains, mass merchandisers, convenience chains, health food distributors, food service customers, and the military; and concentrates and/or beverage bases to authorized bottling and canning operations. Monster Beverage Corporation sells its products under the Monster Energy, Nalu, Monster Rehab, NOS, Monster Energy Extra Strength Nitrous Technology, Full Throttle, Java Monster, Burn, Muscle Monster, Mother, Mega Monster Energy, Ultra, Punch Monster, Play and Power Play, Juice Monster, Gladiator, M3, Relentless, Übermonster, Samurai, BU, and BPM brands. The company was formerly known as Hansen Natural Corporation and changed its name to Monster Beverage Corporation in January 2012. Monster Beverage Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Corona, California.

American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) saw its value decrease by -0.2% as the stock dropped $-0.13 to finish the day at a closing price of $63.8. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $57.89-$71.32 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $63.32 to $64.02 during the day, are up by 1.84% in the past three months and down by -4.44% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.93% above its 20 day moving average and 2.41% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $67.08 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 58.7. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

American Electric Power Company, Inc., a public utility holding company, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers. The company generates electricity using coal and lignite, natural gas, nuclear, and hydroelectric and other energy sources. It also supplies and markets electric power at wholesale to other electric utility companies, rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, and other market participants. The company delivers electricity to approximately 5.4 million customers in 11 states. The company owns and leases approximately 4,838 railcars, 498 barges, 12 towboats, 8 harbor boats, and a coal handling terminal. American Electric Power Company, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Honeywell International Inc. (HON), Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (CCE), Lincoln National Corporation (LNC)

Honeywell International Inc. (HON) grew with the stock adding 0.01% or $0.01 to close at $119.73 on light trading volume of 1.82M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.31M. The Morris Plains New Jersey 07950 based company operating under the Diversified Machinery industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 19.14% up for the period and up by 3.35% so far this year. With price target of $131.3 and a 22.53% rebound from 52-week low, Honeywell International Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. Its Aerospace segment offers aircraft engines, integrated avionics, systems and service solutions, and related products and services for aircraft manufacturers and operators, airlines, military services, and defense and space contractors, as well as spare parts, and repair and maintenance services for the aftermarket. This segment also provides auxiliary power units; propulsion engines; environmental control, connectivity, electric power, flight safety, communication, navigation, radar, surveillance, and thermal systems; engine controls; aircraft lighting products, as well as wheels and brakes; advanced systems and instruments; and turbochargers, as well as management, technical, logistics, repair, and overhaul services to original equipment manufacturers in the air transport, regional, business, and general aviation aircraft; and automotive and truck manufacturers. The company’s Home and Building Technologies segment offers environmental and energy, security and fire, and building solutions. Its Safety and Productivity Solutions segment provides sensing and productivity Solutions, and industrial safety products. Its Performance Materials and Technologies segment provides catalysts and adsorbents; equipment and consulting services for the petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemical, and other industries; and automation control, instrumentation, software, and services for the oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, industrial power generation, chemicals and petrochemicals, biofuels, life sciences, metals, minerals, and mining industries. It also offers fluorocarbons, hydrofluoroolefins, caprolactam, resins, ammonium sulfate fertilizers, phenol, specialty films, waxes, additives, fibers, research chemicals and intermediates, and electronic materials and chemicals. The company was founded in 1920 and is based in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (CCE) gained $0.32 to close the day at a new closing price of $35.65, a 0.91% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 17.35% above its 52 week low of $30.55. A total of 1.8M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.04M. The stock, which fluctuated between $35.22 and $35.7 during the day, currently situated -12.75% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 11.55% in the past one month and down by -7.03% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $38.46 and RSI of 76.07, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Coca-Cola European Partners plc, a consumer packaged goods company, produces, distributes, and markets a range of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in Europe. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Uxbridge, United Kingdom. Coca-Cola European Partners plc is a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company.

Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) shares were down in last trading by -1.41% to $68.36. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.81% over the past week and grew 2.77% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.19% above its 50 day moving average and 33.85% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.86% decrease in value from its one year high of $70.37. The RSI indicator value of 51.12, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Lincoln National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the United States. It operates through four segments: Annuities, Retirement Plan Services, Life Insurance, and Group Protection. The company sells a range of wealth protection, accumulation, and retirement income products and solutions. Its products include fixed and indexed annuities, variable annuities, universal life insurance (UL), variable universal life insurance (VUL), linked-benefit UL, term life insurance, indexed universal life insurance, and employer-sponsored retirement plans and services, as well as group life, disability, and dental products. Lincoln National Corporation also provides various plan investment vehicles, including individual and group variable annuities, group fixed annuities, and mutual fund-based programs; single and survivorship versions of UL and VUL, including corporate-owned UL and VUL, and bank-owned UL and VUL insurance products; and group non-medical insurance products, principally term life, universal life, disability, dental, vision, accident, and critical illness insurance to the employer market place through various forms of contributory and non-contributory plans. The company distributes its products through consultants, brokers, planners, agents, financial advisors, third-party administrators, and other intermediaries. Lincoln National Corporation was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania.