Nicole DeMars

Momentum Stocks: The Wendy’s Company (WEN), Synergy Resources Corporation (SYRG), The Mosaic Company (MOS)

The Wendy’s Company (WEN) grew with the stock adding 0.3% or $0.04 to close at $13.48 on light trading volume of 2.92M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.78M. The Dublin Ohio 43017 based company operating under the Restaurants industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 42.39% up for the period and down by -0.3% so far this year. With price target of $12.91 and a 55.2% rebound from 52-week low, The Wendy’s Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Synergy Resources Corporation (SYRG) had a light trading with around 2.9M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.28M. The stock traded between $8.46 and $8.95 before closing at the price of $8.61 with -2.27% change on the day. The Denver Colorado 80202 based company is currently trading 71.86% above its 52 week low of $5.01 and -17.05% below its 52 week high of $10.38. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $10.43 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Synergy Resources Corporation engages in the acquisition, development, exploitation, exploration, and production of oil and natural gas properties primarily located in the Denver-Julesburg Basin in Colorado. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 349,000 net acres under lease, which are located in the Wattenberg Field of the Denver-Julesburg Basin; and operated 369 net producing wells. It also has mineral assets in Yuma and Washington Counties, Colorado. Synergy Resources Corporation is based in Denver, Colorado.

The Mosaic Company (MOS) saw its value decrease by -0.55% as the stock dropped $-0.17 to finish the day at a closing price of $30.6. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $22.02-$31.78 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $30.34 to $30.92 during the day, are up by 35.4% in the past three months and up by 8.79% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.19% above its 20 day moving average and 6.48% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $26.61 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 56.8.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients primarily for the agricultural industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

 

Stocks Buzz: Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX), Tesoro Corporation (TSO), The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC)

Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.67% or $-0.49 to close the day at $72.67 on light trading volume of 2.9M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.25M. The St. Louis Missouri 63121 based company has been outperforming the health care plans group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 0.4%, compared to the industry which has advanced 13.8% over the same period. With RSI of 55.61, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $81.11, making it a hold for now.

Express Scripts Holding Company operates as a pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company operates through two segments, PBM and Other Business Operations. The company’s PBM segment’s products and services include clinical solutions to enhance health outcomes; specialized pharmacy care; home delivery pharmacy; specialty pharmacy, including the distribution of fertility pharmaceuticals that require special handling or packaging; and retail network pharmacy administration. It also provides benefit design consultation; drug utilization review; drug formulary management; an array of Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance marketplace; administration of a group purchasing organization; and consumer health and drug information services. In addition, the company distributes specialty pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to providers, clinics, and hospitals; and offers consulting services, including design, implementation, and project management for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device manufacturers to collect scientific evidence to guide the use of medicines. It serves managed care organizations, health insurers, third-party administrators, employers, union-sponsored benefit plans, workers’ compensation plans, government health programs, providers, clinics, hospitals, and others. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated four automated dispensing home delivery pharmacies; one non-automated dispensing home delivery pharmacy; and one non-dispensing home delivery pharmacy maintained for business continuity purpose, as well as several non-dispensing order processing centers, patient contact centers, specialty drug pharmacies, and fertility pharmacies. The company was formerly known as Aristotle Holding, Inc. and changed its name to Express Scripts Holding Company in April 2012. Express Scripts Holding Company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Tesoro Corporation (TSO) grew with the stock adding 0.99% or $0.8 to close at $81.63 on active trading volume of 2.88M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.34M. The San Antonio Texas 78259 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -6.44% down for the period and down by -6.66% so far this year. With price target of $104.73 and a 23.64% rebound from 52-week low, Tesoro Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Tesoro Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent petroleum refining, logistics, and marketing company in the United States. Its Refining segment refines crude oil and other feed stocks into transportation fuels, such as gasoline, gasoline blend stocks, jet fuel, and diesel fuel, as well as other products, including heavy fuel oils, liquefied petroleum gas, petroleum coke, calcined coke, and asphalt. This segment also sells refined products in the wholesale market primarily through independent unbranded distributors; and in the bulk market primarily to independent unbranded distributors, other refining and marketing companies, utilities, railroads, airlines, marine, and industrial end-users in the western United States. It owns and operates 6 refineries with a combined crude oil capacity of approximately 875 thousand barrels per day. The company’s TLLP segment owns and operates a network of approximately 3,500 miles of crude oil, refined products, and natural gas pipelines; 29 crude oil and refined products truck and marine terminals; and approximately 15 million barrels of storage capacity. This segment also owns and operates four natural gas processing complexes and one fractionation facility. The company’s Marketing segment sells gasoline and diesel fuel through retail stations, and third-party branded dealers and distributors in the western United States. As of December 31, 2015, this segment operated a network of 2,397 retail stations under the ARCO, Shell, Exxon, Mobil, USA Gasoline, and Tesoro brands. The company was formerly known as Tesoro Petroleum Corporation and changed its name to Tesoro Corporation in November 2004. Tesoro Corporation was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.49% or $0.43 to close the day at $88.35 on lower than average trading volume of 2.88M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.12M. The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15222 based company has been outperforming the food – major diversified companies by 0.1695% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 1.18% YTD, versus the food – major diversified industry which is up 1.07% for the same period. The RSI of 64.72 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The Kraft Heinz Company manufactures and markets food and beverage products in the United States, Canada, Europe, and rest of world. The company’s products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy products, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, snack nuts, dressings, packaged dinners, infant/nutrition products, and other grocery products. It offers its products under various brand names, including Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Planters, Velveeta, Philadelphia, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Cracker Barrel, Tassimo, Plasmon, Lea & Perrins, ABC, Master, Quero, Golden Circle, Wattie’s, and Complan. The Kraft Heinz Company sells its products through independent brokers, agents and distributors to chain, wholesale, cooperative and independent grocery accounts, convenience stores, drug stores, value stores, bakeries, pharmacies, mass merchants, club stores, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, health care facilities, and certain government agencies, as well as through its own sales organizations. The company was formerly known as H.J. Heinz Holding Corporation and changed its name to The Kraft Heinz Company in July 2015. The Kraft Heinz Company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

Trader Alert: Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP), FireEye, Inc. (FEYE)

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) grew with the stock adding 0.09% or $0.05 to close at $56.04 on light trading volume of 2.76M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.68M. The Las Vegas Nevada 89109 based company operating under the Resorts & Casinos industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 53.95% up for the period and up by 4.92% so far this year. With price target of $61.59 and a 69.61% rebound from 52-week low, Las Vegas Sands Corp. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the People’s Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The company also owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, and Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip; Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Its integrated resorts include accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and other amenities. Las Vegas Sands Corp. was founded in 1988 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) gained $0.19 to close the day at a new closing price of $25.68, a 0.75% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 64.58% above its 52 week low of $16.38. A total of 2.76M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.44M. The stock, which fluctuated between $25.42 and $25.81 during the day, currently situated -0.27% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 5.64% in the past one month and up by 15.79% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $25.07 and RSI of 69.39, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The company’s Electric Transmission & Distribution segment offers electric transmission and distribution services to retail electric providers, municipalities, electric cooperatives, and other distribution companies. As of December 31, 2015, this segment owned 28,474 pole miles of overhead distribution lines and 3,723 circuit miles of overhead transmission lines; 23,120 circuit miles of underground distribution lines and 26 circuit miles of underground transmission lines; and 232 substations with a capacity of 58,674 megavolt amperes. Its Natural Gas Distribution segment sells regulated intrastate natural gas; provides natural gas transportation and storage services for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation customers; and offers unregulated services comprising residential appliance repair and maintenance services, as well as sells heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment. This segment owned approximately 74,000 linear miles of natural gas distribution mains. The company’s Energy Services segment provides physical natural gas supplies primarily to commercial and industrial customers, and electric and gas utilities; natural gas management services; and physical delivery services, as well as procures and optimizes transportation and storage assets. It owns and operates approximately 200 miles of intrastate pipelines; and leases transportation capacity on various interstate and intrastate pipelines, and storage. Its Midstream Investments segment provides gathering, processing, compression, treating, dehydration, and natural gas liquids fractionation for producer customers. This segment had approximately 12,400 miles of gathering pipelines, 7,900 miles of interstate pipelines, and approximately 2,300 miles of intrastate pipelines. The company was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

FireEye, Inc. (FEYE) shares were down in last trading by -0.76% to $13.06. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.24% over the past week and fell -0.91% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.17% above its 50 day moving average and -11.31% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -33.47% decrease in value from its one year high of $19.63. The RSI indicator value of 52.8, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

FireEye, Inc. provides cybersecurity solutions for detecting, preventing, analyzing, and resolving cyber-attacks. The company offers vector-specific appliance solutions that provide threat protection from network to endpoint for inbound and outbound network traffic that may contain sensitive information. It also offers Central Management System that provides cross-enterprise threat data correlation to identify and block attacks across multiple attack vectors; and Threat Analytics Platform to identify and respond to cyber threats by correlating enterprise-generated security event data from any security product with real-time threat intelligence, as well as Malware Analysis System to manually execute and inspect advanced malware, zero-day, and other advanced cyber-attacks embedded in files, email attachments, and Web objects. In addition, the company offers Network Forensics Platform that helps in detecting threats and view specific packets and sessions before, during, and after the attack to confirm what may have triggered a malware download or callback; Investigation Analysis System, a centralized analytical interface to the Network Forensics Platform; and Mandiant Intelligent Response that enables remote investigation of endpoints and allows security teams to collect targeted forensic data to identify attacker behavior, tools, and techniques. Further, it provides cloud-based subscription services; Security-as-a-Service; and incident response, compromise assessments, and related consulting, as well as training and professional, and customer support and maintenance services. FireEye, Inc. provides its products and services through distributors, resellers, and strategic partners in the United States, the Asia Pacific, Japan, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and others. The company was formerly known as NetForts, Inc. and changed its name to FireEye, Inc. in September 2005. FireEye, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

 

Stocks To Track: Sabre Corporation (SABR), Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL), Apache Corporation (APA)

Sabre Corporation (SABR) fell -0.8% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.2 to finish the day at $24.72 with about 2.57M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.92M. The $6.88B market cap company, currently situated 14.42% above its 52 week low of $22.03 and -15.74% away from its one year high of $29.76. The RSI of 41.84 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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.

Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) dropped $-0.18 to close the day at a new closing price of $36.17, a -0.5% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 9.54% above its 52 week low of $33.18. A total of 2.57M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.7M. The stock, which fluctuated between $35.94 and $36.59 during the day, currently situated -19.59% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 5.47% in the past one month and down by -4.14% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $39.64 and RSI of 58.28, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Hormel Foods Corporation produces and markets various meat and food products worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Grocery Products, Refrigerated Foods, Jennie-O Turkey Store, Specialty Foods, and International & Other. It provides various perishable meat products, including fresh meats, frozen items, refrigerated meal solutions, sausages, hams, guacamole, and bacon; and shelf-stable products comprising canned luncheon meats, shelf-stable microwaveable meals, stews, chilies, hash, flour and corn tortillas, salsas, tortilla chips, peanut butter, and other products. The company also offers poultry products, such as turkey products; and nutritional food products and supplements, sugar and sugar substitutes, dessert and drink mixes, and industrial gelatin products. It sells its products through sales personnel, as well as through independent brokers and distributors. The company was formerly known as Geo. A. Hormel & Company and changed its name to Hormel Foods Corporation in January 1995. Hormel Foods Corporation was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Austin, Minnesota.

Apache Corporation (APA) had a light trading with around 2.56M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.22M. The stock traded between $62.16 and $63.36 before closing at the price of $62.91 with -0.3% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77056 based company is currently trading 97.95% above its 52 week low of $33.23 and -8.83% below its 52 week high of $69. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 43.06 and $65.13 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks Roundup: Dollar General Corporation (DG), PACCAR Inc (PCAR), The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT)

Dollar General Corporation (DG) retreated with the stock falling -2.54% or $-1.89 to close at $72.44 on light trading volume of 2.46M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.03M. The Goodlettsville Tennessee 37072 based company operating under the Discount, Variety Stores industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 4.28% up for the period and down by -2.2% so far this year. With price target of $80.28 and a 9.29% rebound from 52-week low, Dollar General Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. The company offers consumable products, including paper and cleaning products comprising paper towels, bath tissues, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, and laundry and other home cleaning supplies; packaged food products, such as cereals, canned soups and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar, and flour; perishables consisting of milk, eggs, bread, frozen meals, beer, and wine; snacks that comprise candies, cookies, crackers, salty snacks, and carbonated beverages; health and beauty products, such as over-the-counter medicines, as well as soap, body wash, shampoo, dental hygiene, and foot care products; pet products, which include pet supplies and pet food; and tobacco products. It also provides seasonal products, including decorations, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery products, prepaid phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware products, and automotive and home office supplies; and home products consisting of kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen products, beds, and bath soft goods. In addition, the company offers apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women, and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes, and accessories. As of August 13, 2016, it operated 13,000 stores located in 43 states. The company was formerly known as J.L. Turner & Son, Inc. and changed its name to Dollar General Corporation in 1968. Dollar General Corporation was founded in 1939 and is based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

PACCAR Inc (PCAR) had a active trading with around 2.45M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.06M. The stock traded at the price of $66.31 with -0.91% change on the day. The Bellevue Washington 98004 based company is currently trading 56.62% above its 52 week low of $44.95 and -2.32% below its 52 week high of $68.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $63.1 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

PACCAR Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes light, medium, and heavy-duty commercial trucks worldwide. It operates in three segments: Truck, Parts, and Financial Services. The Truck segment offers trucks that are used for the over-the-road and off-highway hauling of freight, petroleum, wood products, and construction-related and other materials, as well as manufactures engines. The company sells its trucks through a network of independent dealers under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates. The Parts segment distributes aftermarket parts for trucks and related commercial vehicles. The Financial Services segment conducts full service leasing operations under the PacLease trade name. This segment provides equipment financing and administrative support services for its franchisees; retail loans and leasing services for small, medium, and large commercial trucking companies, as well as independent owner/operators and other businesses; and truck inventory financing services to independent dealers. In addition, it offers loans and leases directly to customers for acquisition of trucks and related equipment. The company also manufactures and sells industrial winches under the Braden, Carco, and Gearmatic nameplates. PACCAR Inc was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT) saw its value decrease by -0.88% as the stock dropped $-0.27 to finish the day at a closing price of $30.54. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $24.31-$33.36 per share for the past year. The shares are down by -1.45% in the past three months and up by 15.77% over the past six months. It is currently trading -3.13% below its 20 day moving average and -1.1% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $35.06 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 42.03.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes tires, and related products and services. The company offers various lines of rubber tires for automobiles, trucks, buses, aircrafts, motorcycles, earthmoving and mining equipment, farm implements, industrial equipment, and various other applications under the Goodyear, Dunlop, Kelly, Debica, Sava, Fulda, and various other Goodyear owned house brands, as well as private-label brands. It also retreads truck, aviation, and off-the-road tires; manufactures and sells tread rubber and other tire retreading materials; manufactures and sells rubber-related chemicals; and provides automotive repair services, and miscellaneous other products and services. In addition, the company sells natural rubber products. It operates approximately 1,100 tire and auto service center outlets, which offer products for retail sale, and provides automotive repair and other services. The company sells its products worldwide through a network of dealers, regional distributors, retail outlets, and retailers. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio.

 

Stocks Under Review: Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF), Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ), Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX)

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.25% or $0.03 to close the day at $12.08 on light trading volume of 2.26M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.34M. The New Albany Ohio 43054 based company has been underperforming the apparel stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -50.08%, compared to the industry which has dropped -2.36% over the same period. With RSI of 38.7, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $13.85, making it a hold for now.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of casual apparel. The company sells knit and woven shirts, graphic T-shirts, fleece, jeans and woven pants, shorts, sweaters, and outerwear; personal care products; and accessories for men, women, and kids under the Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, and Hollister brand names. As of March 2, 2016, it operated through 754 stores in the United States; and 178 stores in Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The company sells its products through its stores and direct-to-consumer sales. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in New Albany, Ohio.

Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) retreated with the stock falling -2.11% or $-3.25 to close at $150.48 on active trading volume of 2.26M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.05M. The Victor New York 14564 based company operating under the Beverages – Wineries & Distillers industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 4.33% up for the period and down by -1.85% so far this year. With price target of $175.13 and a 16.42% rebound from 52-week low, Constellation Brands, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. The company sells wine across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine, and dessert wine. Its principal brands comprise Arbor Mist, Black Box, Blackstone, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan Estate, Inniskillin, Kim Crawford, Mark West, Mount Veeder, Nobilo, Ravenswood, Rex Goliath, Robert Mondavi, Ruffino, Simi, Toasted Head, Wild Horse, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, and SVEDKA Vodka. The company offers its products to wholesale distributors, retailers, on-premise locations, and government alcohol beverage control agencies. Constellation Brands, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Victor, New York.

Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.71% or $0.41 to close the day at $58.14 on lower than average trading volume of 2.25M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.79M. The San Jose California 95124 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – integrated circuits companies by 17.7156% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -3.69% YTD, versus the semiconductor – integrated circuits industry which is up 1.88% for the same period. The RSI of 50.41 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Xilinx, Inc. designs and develops programmable devices and associated technologies worldwide. Its programmable devices comprise integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), such as programmable system on chips, and three dimensional ICs; software design tools to program the PLDs; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards; and intellectual property (IP). The company also offers development boards; development kits, including hardware, design tools, IP, and reference designs that are designed to streamline and accelerate the development of domain-specific and market-specific applications; and configuration products, such as one-time programmable and in-system programmable storage devices to configure field programmable gate arrays. In addition, it provides design services, customer training, field engineering, and technical support. The company offers its products to electronic equipment manufacturers in end markets, such as wired and wireless communications, industrial, scientific and medical, aerospace and defense, audio, video and broadcast, consumer, automotive, and test and measurement. Xilinx, Inc. sells its products through a network of independent distributors; and through direct sales to original equipment manufacturers and electronic manufacturing service providers by a network of independent sales representative firms and by a direct sales management organization. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

 

Trader’s Round Up: New York REIT, Inc. (NYRT), Vector Group Ltd. (VGR), Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY)

New York REIT, Inc. (NYRT) grew with the stock adding 0.1% or $0.01 to close at $9.87 on light trading volume of 2.22M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.75M. The New York New York 10022 based company operating under the REIT – Office industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -5.85% down for the period and down by -2.47% so far this year. With price target of $11.13 and a 14.57% rebound from 52-week low, New York REIT, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

New York REIT, Inc. focuses on acquiring commercial real estate, as well as acquiring properties or making other real estate investments that relate to office, retail, multi-family residential, industrial, and hotel property types located primarily in New York City. It intends to qualify as a real estate investment trust for the U.S. federal income tax purposes. The company was formerly known as American Realty Capital New York Recovery REIT, Inc. New York REIT, Inc. was founded in October 2009 and is based in New York, New York.

Vector Group Ltd. (VGR) gained $0.9 to close the day at a new closing price of $23.21, a 4.03% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 33.16% above its 52 week low of $19.33. A total of 2.21M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 816.37K. The stock, which fluctuated between $22.53 and $23.24 during the day, currently situated 1.09% above its 52 week high. The stock is up by 6.82% in the past one month and up by 16.34% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $27 and RSI of 71.07, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Vector Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes in the United States. It operates through Tobacco, E-Cigarettes, and Real Estate segments. The company produces cigarettes in 117 combinations under the EAGLE 20’s, PYRAMID, GRAND PRIX, LIGGETT SELECT, and EVE brand names, as well as USA and various partner brands, and private label brands. It also sells electronic cigarettes. In addition, the company provides residential brokerage, relocation, and real estate sales and marketing services, as well as title and settlement services to real estate companies and financial institutions; manages cooperatives, condominiums, and apartments; invests in, acquires, and owns real estate properties; and engages in land development activities. Further, it operates elliman.com, which enables property search services and offers market information, as well as building and neighborhood guides, and other interactive content; and AskElliman.com that facilitates communication with consumers, providing them with access to information from real estate to mortgage financing, to specific neighborhoods. Vector Group Ltd. markets and sells its cigarettes to candy and tobacco distributors, as well as grocery, drug, and convenience store chains. The company was formerly known as Brooke Group Ltd. Vector Group Ltd. was founded in 1911 and is based in Miami, Florida.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) shares were down in last trading by -0.12% to $41.09. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.83% over the past week and fell -13.86% in the past month. It is currently trading -5.8% below its 50 day moving average and -6.58% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -21.38% decrease in value from its one year high of $52.71. The RSI indicator value of 39.39, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail stores. It sells a range of domestics merchandise, including bed linens and related items, bath items, and kitchen textiles; and home furnishings, such as kitchen and tabletop items, fine tabletop, basic housewares, general home furnishings, consumables, and juvenile products. It also provides various textile products, amenities, and other goods to institutional customers in the hospitality, cruise line, healthcare, and other industries. The company operates stores under the Bed Bath & Beyond (BBB); Christmas Tree Shops; Christmas Tree Shops andThat! or andThat! (CTS); Harmon or Harmon Face Values (Harmon); buybuy BABY (Baby); and World Market, Cost Plus World Market, and Cost Plus (Cost Plus World Market) names. As of February 27, 2016, the company had a total of 1,530 stores, including 1,020 BBB stores; 276 stores under the names of Cost Plus World Market; 105 Baby stores; 78 stores under the CTS names; and 51 stores under the Harmon names in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada, as well as through bedbathandbeyond.com, bedbathandbeyond.ca, christmastreeshops.com, andthat.com, harmondiscount.com, facevalues.com, buybuybaby.com, buybuybaby.ca, worldmarket.com, and ofakind.com Websites. In addition, it operates PersonalizationMall.com that offers personalized gifts. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. was founded in 1971 and is based in Union, New Jersey.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Eli Lilly and Company (LLY), Exelixis, Inc. (EXEL), SunPower Corporation (SPWR)

Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) saw its value increase by 0.88% as the stock gained $0.68 to finish the day at a closing price of $77.53. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $64.18-$83.79 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $76.88 to $77.71 during the day, are down by -0.63% in the past three months and down by -1.79% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.78% above its 20 day moving average and 6.44% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $85.1 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 63.19.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Eli Lilly and Company discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceutical products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Human Pharmaceutical Products and Animal Health Products. The company offers endocrinology products to treat diabetes; osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men; human growth hormone deficiency and pediatric growth conditions; and testosterone deficiency. It also provides neuroscience products for the treatment of depressive disorders, diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain, anxiety disorders, fibromyalgia, and chronic musculoskeletal pain; schizophrenia; attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders; depressive, obsessive-compulsive, bulimia nervosa, and panic disorders; and positron emission tomography imaging of beta-amyloid neurotic plaques in adult brains. In addition, the company offers products for the treatment of non-small cell lung, colorectal, head and neck, pancreatic, metastatic breast, ovarian, bladder, and metastatic gastric cancers, as well as malignant pleural mesothelioma; and cardiovascular products. Further, it provides animal health products, such as cattle feed additives; protein supplements for cows; leanness and performance enhancers for swine and cattle; antibiotics to treat respiratory and other diseases in cattle, swine, and poultry; anticoccidial agents for poultry; and chewable tablets that kill fleas and prevent flea infestations, heartworm diseases, roundworm diseases, hookworm diseases, and whipworm diseases. Additionally, the company offers products to treat chronic manifestations of atopic dermatitis and congestive heart failure in dogs; and chronic allergic dermatitis and kidney diseases in cats. It has a clinical collaboration agreement with Athenex, Inc.; and a research agreement with AstraZeneca for the development of clinical candidate MEDI1814 as a disease-modifying treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Eli Lilly and Company was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Exelixis, Inc. (EXEL) shares were up in last trading by 1.29% to $18.02. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -4.71% over the past week and grew 7.71% in the past month. It is currently trading 11.48% above its 50 day moving average and 68.74% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.63% decrease in value from its one year high of $19.3. The RSI indicator value of 58.4, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Exelixis, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of new medicines with the potential to enhance care and outcomes for people with cancer. It focuses on advancing cabozantinib, an inhibitor of multiple tyrosine kinases, including MET, AXL, and VEGF receptors, which has shown clinical anti-tumor activity in approximately 20 forms of cancer and is the subject of a broad clinical development program. The company has received regulatory approval for two separate formulations of cabozantinib for the treatment of certain forms of kidney and thyroid cancer and marketed as CABOMETYX tablets in the United States and COMETRIQ capsules in the United States and European Union respectively. It also offers COTELLIC (cobimetinib), a selective inhibitor of MEK, in the United States and European Union; and is being evaluated for further potential indications by Roche and Genentech under collaboration with Exelixis. Exelixis, Inc. has collaboration and license agreements with Ipsen Pharma SAS, Genentech, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Sanofi, Merck, and Daiichi Sankyo Company Limited for the development and commercialization of various compounds and programs. The company was formerly known as Exelixis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and changed its name to Exelixis, Inc. in February 2000. Exelixis, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.

SunPower Corporation (SPWR) traded within a range of $6.97 to $7.33 after opening the day at $7.28. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 6.51% so far this year. The stock was down close to -3.3% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $7.04 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -73.22% below its 52 week high of $26.29 and 17.33% above its 12-month low of $6. The shares are down by over -17.18% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 47.13 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

SunPower Corporation designs, manufactures, and delivers solar systems to residential, commercial, and power plant customers worldwide. It operates through three segments: Residential, Commercial, and Power Plant. The company provides solar power components, including panels and other system components. It also offers commercial rooftop and ground-mounted solar power systems, residential mounting systems, and power plant systems, as well as utility-scale photovoltaic power plants. In addition, the company offers operations and maintenance services, including remote monitoring, and preventative and corrective maintenance services, as well as rapid-response outage restoration services. Further, it leases solar power systems to residential customers; and sells inverters manufactured by third parties. The company serves investors, financial institutions, project developers, electric utilities, independent power producers, commercial and governmental entities, production home builders, residential owners, and small commercial building owners. SunPower Corporation also sells its products to dealers, systems integrators, and distributors. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in San Jose, California. SunPower Corporation is a subsidiary of Total Energies Nouvelles Activités USA.

 

Stocks In Action: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG), Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY), Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI)

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) traded within a range of $21.5 to $21.75 after opening the day at $21.53. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -7.23% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.18% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $21.67 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -18.88% below its 52 week high of $26.74 and 37.48% above its 12-month low of $16.87. The shares are down by over -1.09% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 42.84 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.37% or $-0.21 to close the day at $56.07 on active trading volume of 6.64M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.1M. The New York New York 10154 based company has been underperforming the drug manufacturers – major group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -9.08%, compared to the industry which has advanced 6.51% over the same period. With RSI of 38.37, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $62.53, making it a hold for now.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company discovers, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, and distributes biopharmaceutical products worldwide. It offers chemically-synthesized drug or small molecule, and biologic in various therapeutic areas, including virology comprising human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV); oncology; immunoscience; cardiovascular; and neuroscience. Its products include Baraclude for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection; Daklinza and Sunvepra for the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection; Reyataz and Sustiva for the treatment of HIV; Empliciti, a humanized monoclonal antibody for the treatment of multiple myeloma; Erbitux, an IgG1 monoclonal antibody that blocks the epidermal growth factor receptor; Opdivo, a fully human monoclonal antibody for non-small cell lung and renal cell cancer, and melanoma; Sprycel, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor for the treatment of adults with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia; Yervoy, a monoclonal antibody for metastatic melanoma; Abilify, an antipsychotic agent for adults with schizophrenia, bipolar mania disorder, and depressive disorder; Orencia to treat rheumatoid arthritis; and Eliquis, an oral factor Xa inhibitor targeted at stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. Its products pipeline includes Beclabuvir, a non-nucleoside NS5B inhibitor for the treatment of HCV; BMS-663068, an investigational compound that is being studied in HIV-1; and Prostvac, a Phase III prostate-specific antigen to treat asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. The company has clinical trial collaborations with Calithera Biosciences, Inc. and Janssen Biotech, Inc.; and a research collaboration with GeneCentric Diagnostics, Inc. The company was formerly known as Bristol-Myers Company and changed its name to Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in 1989. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI) dropped $-0.85 to close the day at a new closing price of $22.01, a -3.72% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 2.85% above its 52 week low of $21.4. A total of 6.62M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.09M. The stock, which fluctuated between $21.93 and $23 during the day, currently situated -28.61% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.32% in the past one month and down by -8.49% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $32 and RSI of 42.86, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Hanesbrands Inc., a consumer goods company, designs, manufactures, sources, and sells various basic apparels for men, women, and children in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Innerwear, Activewear, Direct to Consumer, and International. It sells bras, panties, shapewears, hosiery, men’s underwear, children’s underwear, and socks; and other activewear, such as T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, performance T-shirts and shorts, sports bras, and thermals, as well as licensed logo apparel in collegiate bookstores and other channels. The company licenses its Champion name for footwear and sports accessories. It provides its products primarily under the Maidenform, Bali, Playtex, Hanes, JMS/Just My Size, Lilyette, Wonderbra, Donna Karan, DKNY, Champion, Polo Ralph Lauren, L’eggs, Hanes Beefy-T, Gear for Sports, Duofold, DIM, Nur Die/Nur Der, Lovable, Shock Absorber, Abanderado, Zorba, Rinbros, Kendall, Sol y Oro, Fila, Bellinda, Edoo, and Track N Field brand names. The company markets its products through retailers, wholesalers, and third party embellishers, as well as directly to consumers. As of January 2, 2016, it operated 252 outlet stores in the United States; and Websites under the Hanes, One Hanes Place, JMS/Just My Size, Champion, and Maidenform names. The company also sells its products in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Canada, Australia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. Hanesbrands Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: The Western Union Company (WU), Viacom, Inc. (VIAB), Vonage Holdings Corp. (VG)

The Western Union Company (WU) had a active trading with around 5.7M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4M. The stock traded between $21.8 and $22.18 before closing at the price of $21.85 with -0.73% change on the day. The Englewood Colorado 80112 based company is currently trading 40.84% above its 52 week low of $16.02 and -3.74% below its 52 week high of $22.7. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 50.65 and $19.65 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers money transfer services. This segment provides various options for sending funds, including walk-in and online money transfer, as well as account based money transfer services through a network of third-party agents using multi-currency and real-time money transfer processing systems. The Consumer-to-Business segment offers options to make one-time or recurring payments from consumers to businesses and other organizations, including utilities, auto finance companies, mortgage servicers, financial service providers, government agencies, and other businesses. It also provides various products, which provide consumers choices as to the payment channel and method of payment, including Speedpay, Pago Fácil, and Western Union Payments. This segment offers its services primarily through the phone and Online, as well as through its agent networks and selected company-owned locations. The Business Solutions segment facilitates payment and foreign exchange solutions, primarily cross-border and cross-currency transactions for small and medium size enterprises and other organizations, as well as for individuals. This segment provides its services through the phone, partner channels, and the Internet. As of December 31, 2015, the company had a network of approximately 500,000 agent locations in approximately 200 countries and territories. The Western Union Company was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.77% or $1.07 to close the day at $39.76 on active trading volume of 5.69M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.8M. The New York New York 10036 based company has been underperforming the entertainment – diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -1.68%, compared to the industry which has advanced 24.38% over the same period. With RSI of 69.71, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $41.82, making it a hold for now.

Viacom, Inc. operates as media brand worldwide. The company creates television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, applications, games, consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment content for audiences. It operates through two segments, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment provides entertainment content and related branded products for consumers through approximately 250 locally programmed and operated TV channels, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, SPIKE, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Channel 5 (UK), Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick, Paramount Channel, and others, as well as through online, mobile, and apps. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, finances, acquires, and distributes motion pictures, television programming, and other entertainment content under the Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Nickelodeon Movies, MTV Films, and Paramount Television brands; and distributes films released under the Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, and Insurge Pictures brands. This segment exhibits motion pictures theatrically through home entertainment, licensing to television and digital platforms, and ancillary activities. The company releases its content through download-to-own, download-to-rent, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, transactional video-on-demand, pay television, subscription video-on-demand, basic cable television, free television, and free video-on-demand, as well as airlines and hotels. Viacom, Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

Vonage Holdings Corp. (VG) shares were down in last trading by -2.12% to $7.37. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.86% over the past week and grew 10.66% in the past month. It is currently trading 7.54% above its 50 day moving average and 25.55% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.47% decrease in value from its one year high of $7.88. The RSI indicator value of 54.24, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Vonage Holdings Corp. provides communications services connecting people through cloud-connected devices worldwide. It offers various business services, including basic dial tone, call queue, conferencing, call groups, mobile functionality, CRM integration, and detailed analytics, as well as Vonage Essential services. The company also provides home telephone replacement services through various service plans with basic features, such as voicemail, call waiting, call forwarding, simulring, visual voicemail, and extensions, as well as area code selection, virtual phone number, and Web-enabled voicemail. Its primary home telephone offering is Vonage World that offers unlimited domestic calling; calling to landline phones in approximately 60 countries; and calling to mobile phones in various countries. mobile services, including Vonage Mobile, a mobile application that provides free calling and messaging between users who have the application, as well as international calling to other phone; and Vonage-enabled devices, which allow customers to use the Internet connection for their computer and telephones at the same time. Further, it offers high-speed broadband Internet service that allows calls over the Internet either from a telephone through a Vonage-enabled device, or through soft phone software, or mobile client applications. The company sells its products through its sales agents, Websites, toll free numbers, and regional and national retailers for consumers and businesses in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. As of December 31, 2015, it had approximately 2.5 million consumer subscriber lines and business seats. The company was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey.