Nicole DeMars

Momentum Stocks: Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI), NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA), InterCloud Systems, Inc. (ICLD)

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) grew with the stock adding 0.13% or $0.03 to close at $22.47 on active trading volume of 16.31M compared its three months average trading volume of 14.37M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 92.38% up for the period and up by 8.5% so far this year. With price target of $25.28 and a 106.29% rebound from 52-week low, Kinder Morgan, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) had a light trading with around 16.1M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 17.22M. The stock traded at the price of $105.16 with 2.15% change on the day. The Santa Clara California 95050 based company is currently trading 328.97% above its 52 week low of $24.75 and -12.32% below its 52 week high of $119.93. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $99 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

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

InterCloud Systems, Inc. (ICLD) saw its value decrease by -18.18% as the stock dropped $0 to finish the day at a closing price of $0.02. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $0.016-$1.15 per share for the past year. The shares are down by -73.53% in the past three months and down by 0% over the past six months. It is currently trading -34.17% below its 20 day moving average and -54.99% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $0 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 33.33.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

InterCloud Systems, Inc. provides end-to-end IT and network solutions to the telecommunications service provider and corporate enterprise markets through cloud platforms and professional services in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Applications and Infrastructure, Professional Services, Managed Services, and Cloud Services. The company offers various services, including platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, database as a service, and software as a service; and network management, 24x7x365 monitoring, security monitoring, and storage and backup services. It also provides software-defined networking (SDN) training, SDN software development and integration, virtualized network functions validation in a multi-vendor environment, unified communications, interactive voice response, and session initiation protocol based call centers, as well as structured cabling and other field installations. In addition, the company designs, engineers, installs, and maintains various types of Wi-Fi and wide-area, distributed antenna system, and small cell distribution networks for incumbent local exchange carriers, telecommunications original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), cable broadband multiple system operators, and enterprise customers, as well as designs, installs, and maintains hardware solutions for the OEMs that support voice, data, and optical networks. Further, it provides consulting and professional staffing solutions to the service-provider and enterprise market in support of IT and next-generation networks comprising project management, network implementation, network installation, network upgrades, rebuilds, maintenance, and consulting services. Additionally, the company’s engineering, design, installation, and maintenance services support the build-out and operation of enterprise, fiber optic, Ethernet, and wireless networks. InterCloud Systems, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.

 

Trader Alert: NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG), ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA), The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK)

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) grew with the stock adding 1.97% or $0.3 to close at $15.56 on light trading volume of 13.2M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.73M. The Princeton New Jersey 08540 based company operating under the Diversified Utilities industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 66% up for the period and up by 26.92% so far this year. With price target of $16.25 and a 78.28% rebound from 52-week low, NRG Energy, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a power company. The company provides electricity; system power, distributed generation, solar and wind products, backup generation, storage and distributed solar, demand response, energy efficiency, electric vehicle charging stations, and on-site energy solutions; carbon management and specialty services; and various energy services, such as operations, maintenance, technical, development, and asset management services. It owns and operates approximately 50,000 megawatts of generation. The company also offers retail energy, rooftop solar, portable solar, and battery products home services; and various bundled products, which combine energy with protection products, energy efficiency, and renewable energy solutions, as well as offers installation and contract management services for residential solar customers. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 2.77 million recurring and 624,000 discrete customers. In addition, the company owns, operates, and develops solar and wind power projects; develops, constructs, and finances a range of solutions for utilities, schools, municipalities, and commercial markets; and trades in electric power, natural gas, and related commodity and financial products, including forwards, futures, options, and swaps. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 90 active fossil fuel and nuclear plants, 16 utility scale solar facilities, and 36 wind farms and multiple distributed solar facilities. Further, the company transacts in and trades fuel and transportation services; directly sells energy, services, and products and services to retail customers under the NRG, Reliant, and other names; and provides steam, hot water, and chilled water, as well as electricity to commercial businesses, universities, hospitals, and governmental units. NRG Energy, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA) dropped $0 to close the day at a new closing price of $23.7, a 0% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 442.33% above its 52 week low of $4.37. A total of 12.94M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 10.35M. The stock, currently situated -0.46% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 90.36% in the past one month and up by 114.09% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $20.63 and RSI of 89.31, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an oncology company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of drugs for cancer patients in the United States and internationally. It offers Iclusig (ponatinib), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) for the treatment of adult patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the United States, the European Union, Australia, Switzerland, Israel, and Canada. The company also develops Brigatinib, an investigational inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase for the treatment of various patients with a form of non-small cell lung cancer; and AP32788, for treating non-small cell lung cancer and various other solid tumors. It markets and sells Iclusig through specialty pharmacy in the United States. The company has license agreements with Medinol Ltd. to develop and commercialize stents and other medical devices to deliver ridaforolimus. ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK) shares were down in last trading by -3.01% to $44.84. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -6.64% over the past week and fell -5.72% in the past month. It is currently trading -5.36% below its 50 day moving average and 7.4% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.49% decrease in value from its one year high of $49.54. The RSI indicator value of 28.59, lead us to believe that it may correct downwards in the near term.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, an investment company, provides financial products and services to institutions, corporations, and high net worth individuals in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Investment Management and Investment Services. The company offers investment management; trust and custody; foreign exchange; fund administration; global collateral services; securities lending; depositary receipts; corporate trust; global payment/cash management; banking services; and clearing services. It also provides mutual funds, separate accounts, wealth management and private banking services; and broker-dealer services, registered investment advisory services, prime brokerage services, and working capital solutions. In addition, the company is involved in credit-related activities, business exits, leasing operations, and corporate treasury activities; and the provision of global markets and institutional banking services. The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation was founded in 1784 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Stocks Alert: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), Globalstar, Inc. (GSAT), Groupon, Inc. (GRPN)

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) retreated with the stock falling -0.49% or $-0.09 to close at $18.22 on active trading volume of 8.24M compared its three months average trading volume of 10.84M. The Bethesda Maryland 20817 based company operating under the REIT – Hotel/Motel industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 49.59% up for the period and down by -3.29% so far this year. With price target of $18.03 and a 57.7% rebound from 52-week low, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Globalstar, Inc. (GSAT) dropped $-0.04 to close the day at a new closing price of $1.37, a -2.84% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 117.46% above its 52 week low of $0.63. A total of 8.21M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.43M. The stock, which fluctuated between $1.36 and $1.48 during the day, currently situated -54.33% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 30.48% in the past one month and up by 29.25% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $6 and RSI of 48.23, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Globalstar, Inc. provides mobile voice and data communications services through satellite worldwide. The company offers duplex two-way voice and data products, including mobile voice and data satellite communications services and equipment for remote business continuity, recreational, emergency response, and other applications; fixed voice and data satellite communications services and equipment in rural villages, ships, industrial and commercial sites, and residential sites; and satellite data modem services comprising asynchronous and packet data services. It also provides SPOT products, such as SPOT satellite GPS messenger for personal tracking, emergency location, and messaging solutions; SPOT Global phone; and SPOT Trace, an anti-theft and asset tracking device. In addition, the company offers commercial Simplex one-way transmission products to track cargo containers and rail cars, to monitor utility meters, to monitor oil and gas assets, and other applications. Further, it provides engineering services, such as hardware and software designs to develop specific applications; and installation of gateways and antennas. The company primarily serves recreation and personal; government; public safety and disaster relief; oil and gas; maritime and fishing; natural resources, mining, and forestry; construction; utilities; and transportation markets. Globalstar, Inc. distributes its products directly, as well as through independent agents, dealers and resellers, independent gateway operators, and its sales force and e-commerce Website. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 688,000 subscribers. The company has a collaboration agreement with Carmanah to design and manufacture solar powered M2M satellite solutions. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Covington, Louisiana. Globalstar, Inc. is a subsidiary of Thermo Funding II LLC.

Groupon, Inc. (GRPN) shares were down in last trading by 0% to $3.51. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.29% over the past week and fell -3.04% in the past month. It is currently trading -6.56% below its 50 day moving average and -16.84% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -40.91% decrease in value from its one year high of $5.94. The RSI indicator value of 43.59, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Groupon, Inc. operates online local commerce marketplaces that connect merchants to consumers by offering goods and services at a discount in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. It also provides deals on products for which it acts as the merchant of record. The company offers deals in various categories, including food and drink, events and activities, beauty and spa, health and fitness, home and garden, and automotive; and deals on various product lines, such as electronics, sporting goods, jewelry, toys, household items, and apparel, as well as provides discounted and market rates for hotel, airfare, and package deals. It offers its deal offerings to customers through Websites; search engines; and mobile applications and mobile browsers, which enable consumers to browse, purchase, manage, and redeem deals on their mobile devices, as well as sends emails to its subscribers with deal offerings that are targeted by location and personal preferences. The company was formerly known as ThePoint.com, Inc. and changed its name to Groupon, Inc. in October 2008. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Groupon, Inc. is a subsidiary of The Point, LLC.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: American Express Company (AXP), LendingClub Corporation (LC), Genworth Financial, Inc. (GNW)

American Express Company (AXP) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.03% or $-0.8 to close the day at $76.69 on higher than average trading volume of 8.05M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.83M. The New York New York 10285 based company has been outperforming the credit services companies by 28.0976% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 3.96% YTD, versus the credit services industry which is up 3.04% for the same period. The RSI of 61.11 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. Card Services, International Card Services, Global Commercial Services, and Global Network & Merchant Services. The company’s products and services include charge and credit card products; network services; expense management products and services; travel-related services; and stored value/prepaid products. Its products and services also comprise merchant acquisition and processing, servicing and settlement, merchant financing, point-of-sale, and marketing and information products and services for merchants; fraud prevention services; and the design of customized customer loyalty and rewards programs. The company sells its products and services to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations through direct mail, online applications, in-house and third-party sales forces, and direct response advertising. American Express Company was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

LendingClub Corporation (LC) had a light trading with around 7.99M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.28M. The stock traded between $5.49 and $5.83 before closing at the price of $5.78 with 5.28% change on the day. The San Francisco California 94105 based company is currently trading 68.02% above its 52 week low of $3.44 and -41.02% below its 52 week high of $9.8. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 56.61 and $6.38 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

Genworth Financial, Inc. (GNW) traded within a range of $3.77 to $3.87 after opening the day at $3.85. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.79% so far this year. The stock was down close to 0% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $3.84 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -27.13% below its 52 week high of $5.27 and 144.59% above its 12-month low of $1.57. The shares are down by over -24.56% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 40.11 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Genworth Financial, Inc. provides insurance and homeownership solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through five segments: U.S. Mortgage Insurance, Canada Mortgage Insurance, Australia Mortgage Insurance, U.S. Life Insurance, and Runoff. The U.S. Mortgage Insurance segment offers mortgage insurance products primarily insure prime-based and individually underwritten residential mortgage loans. The Canada Mortgage Insurance segment provides flow mortgage insurance; and bulk mortgage insurance products and services that aid in the sale of mortgages to the capital markets, as well as helps lenders manage capital and risk in Canada. The Australia Mortgage Insurance segment offers flow mortgage insurance, as well as bulk mortgage insurance that aids in the sale of mortgages to the capital markets in Australia. The U.S. Life Insurance segment offers long-term care insurance products, as well as service traditional life insurance and fixed annuity products in the United States. The Runoff segment covers non-strategic products, which primarily include variable annuity, variable life insurance, institutional, corporate-owned life insurance, and accident and health insurance products. This segment’s institutional products include funding agreements, funding agreements backing notes, and guaranteed investment contracts. It distributes its products and services primarily through appointed independent producers, financial intermediaries, employer groups, and sales specialists. Genworth Financial, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

 

Stocks Under Review: Macy’s, Inc. (M), Schlumberger Limited (SLB), Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)

Macy’s, Inc. (M) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.03% or $0.01 to close the day at $29.45 on active trading volume of 7.45M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.83M. The Cincinnati Ohio 45202 based company has been underperforming the department stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -22.88%, compared to the industry which has advanced 1.34% over the same period. With RSI of 16.57, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $37.1, making it a hold for now.

Macy’s, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates stores, Websites, and mobile applications. Its stores and Websites sell a range of merchandise, including apparel and accessories for men, women, and children; cosmetics; home furnishings; and other consumer goods. The company also operates stores that offer a range of women’s, men’s, and children’s apparel; shoes; fashion accessories; housewares; home textiles; intimate apparel; and jewelry. As of January 4, 2017, it operated approximately 880 stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico under the Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Outlet, Macy’s Backstage, and Bluemercury brands, as well as Websites, including macys.com, bloomingdales.com, and bluemercury.com. In addition, it operates as a beauty products and spa retailer. The company was formerly known as Federated Department Stores, Inc. and changed its name to Macy’s, Inc. in June 2007. Macy’s, Inc. was founded in 1830 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Schlumberger Limited (SLB) retreated with the stock falling -0.32% or $-0.28 to close at $87.2 on active trading volume of 7.26M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.48M. The Houston Texas 77056 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 46.57% up for the period and up by 3.87% so far this year. With price target of $95.7 and a 50.16% rebound from 52-week low, Schlumberger Limited has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Schlumberger Limited supplies technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to the oil and gas exploration and production industry worldwide. Its Reservoir Characterization Group segment provides reservoir imaging, monitoring, and development services; wireline technologies for open and cased-hole services; exploration and production pressure and flow-rate measurement services comprising surface and downhole services; software integrated solutions, such as software, consulting, information management, and IT infrastructure services; consulting services for reservoir characterization, field development planning, and production enhancement; and petrotechnical data services and training solutions, as well as integrated management services. Its Drilling Group segment designs, manufactures, and markets roller cone and fixed cutter drill bits; supplies drilling fluid systems; provides pressure drilling and underbalanced drilling solutions, and environmental services and products; mud logging services; land drilling rigs and related support services; and well planning and drilling, engineering, supervision, logistics, procurement, contracting, and drilling rig management services, as well as bottom-hole-assembly, borehole-enlargement technologies, impact tools, tubulars, and tubular services. Its Production Group segment provides well services comprising pressure pumping, well cementing, stimulation, and intervention services; well completion services and equipment that include packers, safety valves, and sand control technology, as well as completions technology and equipment; artificial lifts; coiled tubing equipment and services, and slickline services; development, management, and environmental protection services for water resources; and integrated production and production management services. The company was formerly known as Socie´te´ de Prospection E´lectrique. Schlumberger Limited was founded in 1926 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.44% or $0.32 to close the day at $72.61 on higher than average trading volume of 7.22M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.06M. The Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103 based company has been outperforming the entertainment – diversified companies by 12.2031% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 5.16% YTD, versus the entertainment – diversified industry which is up 3.38% for the same period. The RSI of 67.82 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Emerson Electric Co. (EMR), Immunomedics, Inc. (IMMU), Viacom, Inc. (VIAB)

Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) saw its value increase by 2.11% as the stock gained $1.21 to finish the day at a closing price of $58.43. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $41.79-$59.32 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $58.28 to $59.32 during the day, are up by 18.27% in the past three months and up by 5.93% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.04% above its 20 day moving average and 4.69% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $52.9 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 62.29.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Emerson Electric Co. designs and manufactures products, and delivers services to industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s Process Management segment offers systems and software; measurement and analytical instrumentation; valves, actuators, and regulators; industry services and solutions; and digital plant architecture solutions. It also provides consulting services for precision measurement, control, monitoring, asset optimization, and safety and reliability of oil and gas reservoirs and plants. This segment serves oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power generation, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, pulp and paper, metal and mining, and municipal water supplies markets. Its Industrial Automation segment provides fluid power and control products; electrical distribution equipment; and materials joining and precision cleaning products, as well as hermetic motors. The company’s Climate Technologies segment supplies compressors, temperature sensors and controls, thermostats, flow controls, and remote monitoring technology and services to residential heating and cooling, commercial air conditioning, commercial and industrial refrigeration, and marine control areas. Its Commercial & Residential Solutions segment provides tools for professionals and homeowners; home storage systems; and appliance solutions. The company was formerly known as The Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company and changed its name to Emerson Electric Co. in 2000. Emerson Electric Co. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Immunomedics, Inc. (IMMU) shares were up in last trading by 6.95% to $4.46. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 24.58% over the past week and grew 20.54% in the past month. It is currently trading 30.75% above its 50 day moving average and 44.9% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -18.01% decrease in value from its one year high of $5.44. The RSI indicator value of 71.61, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

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

Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) opening the day at $39.73. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 13.39% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.1% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $39.8 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -13.79% below its 52 week high of $47.47 and 36.36% above its 12-month low of $30.11. The shares are up by over 10.76% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 69.65 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

 

Momentum Stocks: Fortinet, Inc. (FTNT), Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD), Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

Fortinet, Inc. (FTNT) grew with the stock adding 1.57% or $0.5 to close at $32.35 on active trading volume of 5.44M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.52M. The Sunnyvale California 94086 based company operating under the Application Software industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 24.47% up for the period and up by 7.4% so far this year. With price target of $35.48 and a 39.68% rebound from 52-week low, Fortinet, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Fortinet, Inc. provides cyber security solutions for enterprises, service providers, and government organizations worldwide. The company offers FortiGate physical and virtual appliances products that provide various security and networking functions, including firewall, intrusion prevention, anti-malware, virtual private network, application control, Web filtering, anti-spam, and wide area network acceleration; FortiManager product family to provide a central management solution for FortiGate products comprising software updates, configuration, policy settings, and security updates; and the FortiAnalyzer product family, which provides a single point of network log data collection. It also offers FortiAP secure wireless access points; FortiWeb, a Web application firewall; FortiMail email security; FortiDB database security appliances; FortiClient, an endpoint security software; and FortiSwitch secure switch connectivity products. In addition, the company provides FortiSandbox advanced threat protection solutions; and FortiDDos and FortiDB database security appliances. Further, it offers security subscription, technical support, training, and professional services. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD) had a active trading with around 5.43M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.36M. The stock traded at the price of $5.37 with -0.37% change on the day. The Cranbury New Jersey 08512 based company is currently trading 21.77% above its 52 week low of $4.41 and -45.37% below its 52 week high of $9.83. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $10.69 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of medicines for various rare and orphan diseases. Its principal product is the migalastat HCl, a small molecule, which has completed Phase III studies that can be used as a monotherapy and in combination with enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for Fabry disease. The company is also developing SD-101, which is in Phase III clinical study for the treatment of the genetic connective tissue disorder epidermolysis bullosa; ATB200 that is in Phase II studies to treat pompe disease; AT2221, which is in Phase II studies for the treatment of pompe disease; and AT3375 to treat Parkinson’s disease. The company has strategic alliance with GlaxoSmithKline plc to develop and commercialize migalastat as a monotherapy and in combination with ERT for Fabry disease. Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Cranbury, New Jersey.

Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) saw its value decrease by -0.3% as the stock dropped $-0.22 to finish the day at a closing price of $72.45. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $64.46-$80.02 per share for the past year. The shares are up by 3.04% in the past three months and down by -8.5% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.85% above its 20 day moving average and -0.42% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $81.11 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 53.94.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

 

3 Notable Runners: FireEye, Inc. (FEYE), New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYCB), PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL)

FireEye, Inc. (FEYE) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.46% or $0.06 to close the day at $13.12 on higher than average trading volume of 4.74M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.32M. The Milpitas California 95035 based company has been outperforming the application software companies by 4.6942% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 10.25% YTD, versus the application software industry which is up 4.56% for the same period. The RSI of 53.41 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, 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.

New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYCB) had a active trading with around 4.73M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.49M. The stock traded between $15.58 and $15.84 before closing at the price of $15.69 with -0.32% change on the day. The Westbury New York 11590 based company is currently trading 14.81% above its 52 week low of $13.74 and -11.26% below its 52 week high of $17.68. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 42.61 and $16.45 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) opening the day at $41.25. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.56% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.19% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $41.27 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -7.3% below its 52 week high of $44.52 and 35.22% above its 12-month low of $31.35. The shares are up by over 3.62% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 59.83 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

PayPal Holdings, Inc. operates as a technology platform company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants worldwide. It enables businesses of various sizes to accept payments from merchant Websites, mobile devices, and applications, as well as at offline retail locations through a range of payment solutions, including PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, and Xoom products. The company’s platform allows customers to pay and get paid, transfer and withdraw funds to their bank accounts, and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in various currencies. PayPal Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: Fastenal Company (FAST), People’s United Financial, Inc. (PBCT), General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP)

Fastenal Company (FAST) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1% or $-0.51 to close the day at $50.55 on higher than average trading volume of 3.83M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.66M. The Winona Minnesota 55987 based company has been outperforming the industrial equipment wholesale companies by 33.2196% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 7.6% YTD, versus the industrial equipment wholesale industry which is up 3.88% for the same period. The RSI of 71.85 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It offers fasteners, and other industrial and construction supplies primarily under the Fastenal name. The company’s fastener products include threaded fasteners, such as bolts, nuts, screws, studs, and related washers, which are used in manufactured products and building projects, as well as in the maintenance and repair of machines and structures. It also offers miscellaneous supplies and hardware, including various pins and machinery keys, concrete anchors, metal framing systems, wire ropes, strut products, rivets, and related accessories. The company serves the manufacturing market comprising original equipment manufacturers, maintenance, repair, and operations; and non-residential construction market, which include general, electrical, plumbing, sheet metal, and road contractors. It also serves farmers, truckers, railroads, mining companies, schools, and retail trades; and oil exploration, production, and refinement companies, as well as federal, state, and local governmental entities. The company distributes its products through a network of approximately 2,600 company owned stores. Fastenal Company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Winona, Minnesota.

People’s United Financial, Inc. (PBCT) had a light trading with around 3.83M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.88M. The stock traded at the price of $19.13 with -0.83% change on the day. The Bridgeport Connecticut 06604 based company is currently trading 46.79% above its 52 week low of $13.62 and -4.97% below its 52 week high of $20.13. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 47.74 and $18.39 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

People’s United Financial, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for People’s United Bank, National Association that provides commercial banking, retail banking, and wealth management services to individual, corporate, and municipal customers. The company operates in two segments, Commercial Banking and Retail Banking. The Commercial Banking segment offers commercial real estate lending, commercial and industrial lending, and commercial deposit gathering services. This segment also provides equipment financing; cash management, correspondent banking, and municipal banking services; and institutional trust, corporate trust, private banking, and insurance services. The Retail Banking segment offers consumer lending, including residential mortgage and home equity lending; and consumer deposit gathering services. This segment also provides brokerage, financial advisory, investment management, life insurance, and non-institutional trust services. In addition, the company offers online banking, investment trading, and telephone banking services. It operates through a network of 396 branches and 594 ATMs in Connecticut, southeastern New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. People’s United Financial, Inc. was founded in 1842 and is headquartered in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP) traded within a range of $24.46 to $25.05 after opening the day at $25.03. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.4% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.87% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $24.63 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -23.27% below its 52 week high of $32.1 and 3.1% above its 12-month low of $23.89. The shares are down by over -6.1% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 40.46 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Trader’s Round Up: Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN), The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG), Marriott International, Inc. (MAR)

Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) retreated with the stock falling -1.05% or $-0.44 to close at $41.45 on active trading volume of 3.48M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.21M. The New York New York 10004 based company operating under the Information & Delivery Services industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -3.35% down for the period and down by -1.19% so far this year. With price target of $48.29 and a 1.2% rebound from 52-week low, Nielsen Holdings plc has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Nielsen Holdings plc operates as an information and measurement company. The company provides media and marketing information, analytics, and manufacturer and retailer expertise about what and where consumers buy, read, watch and listen. Its Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. This segment provides data on retail measurement services, such as market share and competitive sales volumes; insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising, and promotion; consumer panel measurement, which offers insight into shopper behavior and customer segmentation; and consumer intelligence and analytical services for decision making in development and marketing cycles. The company’s Watch segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries for television, radio, digital and mobile viewing, and listening platforms. It offers television audience measurement services, including more than one screen, unduplicated reach, cause and effect analysis, and program viewing behavior testing; audio audience measurement services; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement services comprising measurement and consumer research for telecom and media companies; and advertiser solutions. The company was formerly known as Nielsen N.V. and changed its name to Nielsen Holdings plc in August 2015. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Oxford, the United Kingdom.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG) dropped $-1.16 to close the day at a new closing price of $48.24, a -2.35% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 34.63% above its 52 week low of $37.4. A total of 3.47M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.49M. The stock, which fluctuated between $48.06 and $49.46 during the day, currently situated -2.9% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 1.24% in the past one month and up by 12.08% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $52.46 and RSI of 51.49, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and financial services to individual and business customers in the United States. It operates through six segments: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Property & Casualty Other Operations, Group Benefits, Mutual Funds, and Talcott Resolution. The Commercial Lines segment offers workers’ compensation, property, automobile, liability, umbrella, marine, and livestock insurance, as well as customized insurance products and services, including general liability, professional liability, bond, and specialty casualty coverages. The Personal Lines segment provides automobile, homeowners, and personal umbrella coverages to individuals. The Property & Casualty Other Operations segment manages property and casualty insurance. The Group Benefits segment offers group life, accident and disability coverage, and group retiree health to employer groups, associations, and affinity groups; and disability underwriting, administration, claims processing, and reinsurance to other insurers and self-funded employer plans. The Mutual Funds segment provides investment products for retail and retirement accounts; and investment-management and administrative services, such as product design, implementation, and oversight, as well as the runoff of the mutual funds supporting the company’s variable annuity products. The Talcott Resolution segment engages in the U.S. annuity, institutional, and private-placement life insurance businesses. It has a research partnership with UCLA Anderson Forecast to understand the critical economic issue and other trends affecting small business. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. was founded in 1810 and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.

Marriott International, Inc. (MAR) shares were up in last trading by 1.84% to $84.53. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.04% over the past week and fell -1.77% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.03% above its 50 day moving average and 18.8% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.88% decrease in value from its one year high of $86.15. The RSI indicator value of 63.44, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Marriott International, Inc. operates, franchises, and licenses hotels and timeshare properties worldwide. The company operates through three segments: North American Full-Service, North American Limited-Service, and International. It also operates, markets, and develops residential properties, as well as provides services to home/condominium owner associations. The company operates its properties primarily under the brand names of The Ritz-Carlton, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, EDITION, JW Marriott, Autograph Collection Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Delta Hotels and Resorts, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Vacation Club, Gaylord Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Protea Hotels, and Moxy Hotels. As of January 05, 2017, it operated, franchised, and licensed approximately 6,000 properties in 120 countries. Marriott International, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.