Nicole DeMars

Stocks in the Spotlight: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS), Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (ZAYO), Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD)

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS) had a light trading with around 2.99M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 983.50K. The stock traded between $8.58 and $9.19 before closing at the price of $8.77 with 3.79% change on the day. The San Diego California 92121 based company is currently trading 192.33% above its 52 week low of $3.05 and -3.73% below its 52 week high of $9.19. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 66.37 and $9 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. provides mission critical products, solutions, and services primarily for the Government and commercial customers. The company operates through three segments, Kratos Government Solutions, Unmanned Systems, and Public Safety & Security. The Kratos Government Solutions segment offers microwave electronic products; satellite communications; technical and training solutions; modular systems; and defense and rocket support services. The Unmanned Systems segment provides unmanned aerial, ground, seaborne and command, control, and communications systems. The Public Safety & Security segment offers integrated solutions for homeland security, public safety, and critical infrastructure, as well as security and surveillance systems. This segment serves critical infrastructure, power generation, power transport, nuclear energy, financial, IT, healthcare, education, transportation, and petro-chemical industries, as well as government and military customers. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (ZAYO) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.83% or $-0.26 to close the day at $31.09 on light trading volume of 2.96M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.03M. The Boulder Colorado 80301 based company has been outperforming the networking & communication devices group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 42.03%, compared to the industry which has advanced 32.93% over the same period. With RSI of 42.77, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $36.07, making it a hold for now.

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides bandwidth infrastructure solutions for the communications industry in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company operates in five segments: Dark Fiber Solutions, Network Connectivity, Colocation and Cloud Infrastructure, Zayo Canada, and Other. The Dark Fiber Solutions segment provides dark fiber, and fiber-to-the-tower and small cell mobile infrastructure services for carriers and other communication service providers, Internet service providers, wireless service providers, media and content companies, large enterprises, and other companies. The Network Connectivity segment offers bandwidth infrastructure solutions comprising wavelength, Ethernet, Internet protocol, and SONET services through its metro, regional, and long-haul fiber networks for carriers, financial services companies, healthcare, government institutions, education institutions, and other enterprises. The Colocation and Cloud Infrastructure segment provides data center infrastructure solutions, including colocation, interconnection, cloud, hosting, and managed services to a range of enterprise, carrier, content, and cloud customers. The Zayo Canada segment offers dark fiber, network connectivity, cloud and colocation infrastructure, voice, unified communications, and managed security services for small and medium business customers. The Other segment provides network and technical resources to customers in designing, acquiring, and maintaining their networks. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) shares were down in last trading by -8.05% to $6.4. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.84% over the past week and fell -27.36% in the past month. It is currently trading -31.09% below its 50 day moving average and -47.62% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -66.53% decrease in value from its one year high of $19.12. The RSI indicator value of 37.01, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Sears Holdings Corporation operates as a retailer in the United States. It operates in two segments, Kmart and Sears Domestic. The Kmart segment operates retail stores that offer a range of products, including consumer electronics, seasonal merchandise, outdoor living, toys, lawn and garden equipment, food and consumables, and apparel; and in-store pharmacies. It provides merchandise under the Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, and Alphaline labels; Sears brand products, such as Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard; and Kenmore-branded products. As of October 31, 2015, this segment operated approximately 952 Kmart stores. The Sears Domestic segment operates stores that provide appliances, consumer electronics/connected solutions, tools, sporting goods, outdoor living, lawn and garden equipment, apparel, footwear, jewelry, and accessories, as well as automotive services and products, such as tires, batteries, and home fashion products. It also offers appliances and services to commercial customers in the single-family residential construction/remodel, property management, multi-family new construction, and government/military sectors; appliance and plumbing fixtures to architects, designers, and new construction or remodeling customers; parts and repair services for appliances, lawn and garden equipment, consumer electronics, floor care products, and heating and cooling systems; and home improvement services, as well as protection agreements and product installation services. This segment provides merchandise under the Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard, Covington, Canyon River Blues, Metaphor, Outdoor Life, Structure, and Apostrophe brands, as well as under the Roadhandler, Ty Pennington Style, and Alphaline brands. As of October 31, 2015, this segment operated 735 Sears stores. Sears Holdings Corporation was founded in 1899 and is based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI), The New York Times Company (NYT), Lennar Corporation (LEN)

Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI) had a light trading with around 2.35M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.29M. The stock traded between $13.12 and $13.33 before closing at the price of $13.21 with 0.15% change on the day. The Stamford Connecticut 06926 based company is currently trading 6.45% above its 52 week low of $12.41 and -37.38% below its 52 week high of $21.81. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 28.01 and $17 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Pitney Bowes Inc. offers customer information management, location intelligence, and customer engagement technology products and solutions in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Small & Medium Business Solutions; Enterprise Business Solutions; and Digital Commerce Solutions. The Small & Medium Business Solutions segment is involved in the sale, rental, financing, and servicing of mailing equipment, software, and supplies; and provision of revolving credit and interest-bearing deposit solutions. The Enterprise Business Solutions segment offers equipment and services that enable large enterprises to process inbound and outbound mail. This segment provides production mail inserting and sortation equipment, production print systems, and supplies and related support services, as well as mail presort services. The Digital Commerce Solutions segment provides a range of solutions, including customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement software, shipping management, and cross border ecommerce solutions as traditional software licenses, enterprise platforms, software-as-a-service, and on-demand applications, as well as offers related support services. The company’s solutions enable clients in marketing, shipping and mailing, and cross border ecommerce operations. Pitney Bowes Inc. sells its products through sales force, direct mailings, telemarketing, independent dealers and distributors, and Web channels to various business, governmental, institutional, and other organizations. The company was formerly known as Pitney Bowes Postage Meter Company. Pitney Bowes Inc. was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

The New York Times Company (NYT) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 5.18% or $0.8 to close the day at $16.25 on light trading volume of 2.34M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 625.88K. The New York New York 10018 based company has been outperforming the publishing – newspapers group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 32.62%, compared to the industry which has advanced 11.1% over the same period. With RSI of 87.44, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $13.33, making it a hold for now.

The New York Times Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides news and information for readers and viewers across various platforms worldwide. The company provides The New York Times (The Times), a daily and Sunday newspapers in the United States; the International New York Times, an international edition of The Times for global audiences; and NYTimes.com and international.nytimes.com. It also transmits articles, graphics, and photographs from The Times and other publications to approximately 1,800 newspapers, magazines, and Websites; and offers product licensing, book development, and rights and permissions, as well as is involved in online retail store business. In addition, the company engages in NYT Live business, a platform for its live journalism; and digital archive distribution, which licenses electronic archive databases to resellers of that information in the business, professional, and library markets. Further, it develops desktop and mobile applications, including NYT cooking, Crossword puzzle, and others. The New York Times Company was founded in 1896 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Lennar Corporation (LEN) shares were down in last trading by -0.23% to $46.7. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 4.31% over the past week and grew 5.2% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.77% above its 50 day moving average and 4.57% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -5.68% decrease in value from its one year high of $49.6. The RSI indicator value of 62.24, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Lennar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the homebuilding activities in the United States. The company operates through Homebuilding East, Homebuilding Central, Homebuilding West, Lennar Financial Services, Rialto, and Lennar Multifamily segments. Its homebuilding activities primarily include the construction and sale of single-family attached and detached homes to first-time, move-up, and active adult homebuyers, as well as the purchase, development, and sale of residential land. The company also offers real estate related financial services, including mortgage financing, title insurance, and closing services for home buyers and others, as well as personal lines, property, and casualty insurance products. In addition, it is involved in raising, investing, and managing third party capital; and originating and selling into securitizations commercial mortgage loans, as well as investing in real estate related mortgage loans, properties, and related securities. Further, the company sponsors, invests, and manages private equity vehicles, and provides asset management and other services to the vehicles and other third parties. Additionally, the company develops multifamily rental properties. Lennar Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Miami, Florida.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: 3D Systems Corporation (DDD), Opko Health, Inc. (OPK), Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (SBH)

3D Systems Corporation (DDD) traded within a range of $17.19 to $17.67 after opening the day at $17.28. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 31.83% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.22% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $17.52 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -11.34% below its 52 week high of $19.76 and 110.83% above its 12-month low of $8.31. The shares are up by over 24.61% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 65.04 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

Opko Health, Inc. (OPK) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.61% or $0.05 to close the day at $8.27 on light trading volume of 2.16M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.89M. The Miami Florida 33137 based company has been outperforming the biotechnology group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 4.82%, compared to the industry which has dropped -1.43% over the same period. With RSI of 32.42, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $15.5, making it a hold for now.

OPKO Health, Inc., a biopharmaceutical and diagnostics company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel and proprietary technologies in the United States, Ireland, Chile, Spain, Israel, and Mexico. Its diagnostics business operates Bio-Reference Laboratories, a clinical laboratory that offers comprehensive laboratory testing services in the detection, diagnosis, evaluation, monitoring, and treatment of diseases, including esoteric testing, molecular diagnostics, anatomical pathology, genetics, women’s health, and correctional healthcare to physician offices, clinics, hospitals, employers, and governmental units. The Bio-Reference Laboratories also provides core genetic testing and leverages products, such as the 4Kscore prostate cancer test and the Claros 1 in-office immunoassay platform. The company’s pharmaceutical segment features Rayaldee, a treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism in stage 3-4 chronic kidney disease patients with vitamin D deficiency and VARUBI for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Its biologics business engages in developing and commercializing hGH-CTP, a recombinant human growth hormone product under development for the treatment of growth hormone deficiency, and developing Factor VIIa drug for hemophilia using the carboxl terminal peptide technology. The company was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (SBH) dropped $-0.19 to close the day at a new closing price of $23.07, a -0.82% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 7.25% above its 52 week low of $21.51. A total of 2.16M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.17M. The stock, which fluctuated between $23.01 and $23.63 during the day, currently situated -29.94% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -10.86% in the past one month and down by -16.47% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $25.17 and RSI of 37.43, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer and distributor of professional beauty supplies. The company operates through two segments, Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group. The Sally Beauty Supply segment offers beauty products, including hair color and care, skin and nail care, beauty sundries, and styling tools for retail customers and salon professionals. This segment also provides products under third-party brands, such as Clairol, CHI, China Glaze, OPI, and Conair, as well as exclusive-label merchandise. As of September 30, 2016, it operated 3,763 company-operated retail stores under the Sally Beauty banner in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain; and 18 franchised stores in the United Kingdom, Belgium, and certain other European countries. The Beauty Systems Group segment offers professional beauty products, including hair color and care, skin and nail care, beauty sundries, and styling tools directly to salons and salon professionals through its sales force, as well as through company-operated and franchised stores. This segment also sells products under third-party brands, such as Paul Mitchell, Wella, Sebastian, Goldwell, Joico, and Aquage. This segment had 1,174 company-operated stores under the CosmoProf banner in the United States and Canada, as well as 164 franchised stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and certain European countries. The company also distributes its products through full-service/exclusive distribution, open-line distribution, directly, and mega-salon stores. Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Denton, Texas.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Duke Realty Corporation (DRE), Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (GBT), UDR, Inc. (UDR)

Duke Realty Corporation (DRE) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.2% or $0.05 to close the day at $25.31 on light trading volume of 1.72M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3M. The Indianapolis Indiana 46240 based company has been outperforming the reit – industrial group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 35.02%, compared to the industry which has advanced 16.85% over the same period. With RSI of 45.67, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $27.87, making it a hold for now.

Duke Realty Corporation is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It offers a single point of responsibility for all aspects of a project, including leasing, asset management, construction and development. The firm primarily invests in commercial real estate sector. It was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana with additional offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Baltimore, Maryland; Central Florida; Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Houston, Texas; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Nashville, Tennessee; New Jersey; Northern and Southern California; Pennsylvania; Phoenix, Arizona; Raleigh, North Carolina; St. Louis, Missouri; Savannah, Georgia; Seattle, Washington; Washington D.C.; and South Florida.

Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (GBT) retreated with the stock falling -4.65% or $-1 to close at $20.5 on light trading volume of 1.72M compared its three months average trading volume of 565.55K. The South San Francisco California 94080 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 37.22% up for the period and up by 41.87% so far this year. With price target of $50.83 and a 67.48% rebound from 52-week low, Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat grievous blood-based disorders. Its product candidate is GBT440, a hemoglobin modifier that binds to hemoglobin molecules, which is in double-blind Phase I/II clinical trial indicated for the treatment of sickle cell disease. The company also focuses on developing an oral prophylactic therapy for hypoxemic pulmonary disorders and hereditary angioedema. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.

UDR, Inc. (UDR) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.09% or $-0.39 to close the day at $35.31 on higher than average trading volume of 1.72M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.67M. The Highlands Ranch Colorado 80129 based company has been outperforming the reit – residential companies by 5.7752% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -2.42% YTD, versus the reit – residential industry which is up 0.36% for the same period. The RSI of 51.39 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

UDR, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It owns, operates, acquires, renovates, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily apartment communities. The firm was previously known as United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc. UDR, Inc. was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado with additional offices in Dallas, Texas; Houston, Texas; Newport Beach, California; Orlando, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona; Santa Clara, California; Tampa, Florida; and Washington DC, Virginia.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: The Timken Company (TKR), Dean Foods Company (DF), Ciber, Inc. (CBR)

The Timken Company (TKR) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.89% or $0.4 to close the day at $45.55 on light trading volume of 1.56M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 806.38K. The North Canton Ohio 44720 based company has been outperforming the machine tools & accessories group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 57.15%, compared to the industry which has advanced 46.87% over the same period. With RSI of 63.33, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $46.5, making it a hold for now.

The Timken Company engineers, manufactures, and markets bearings, transmissions, gearboxes, and chain and related products worldwide. It operates in two segments: Mobile Industries and Process Industries. The Mobile Industries segment offers a portfolio of bearings, seals, lubrication devices, and systems, as well as power transmission components, engineered chain, augers, belts, and related products and maintenance services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of off-highway equipment for the agricultural, construction, and mining markets. It also provides parts to on-highway vehicles, including passenger cars, light trucks, and medium- and heavy-duty trucks, as well as rail cars and locomotives; and power transmission systems and flight-critical components for civil and military aircraft, which comprise bearings, helicopter transmission systems, rotor-head assemblies, turbine engine components, gears, and housings. This segment sells it parts through a network of authorized automotive and heavy-truck distributors to individual end users, equipment owners, operators, and maintenance shops. The Process Industries segment supplies industrial bearings and assemblies; power transmission components, including gears and gearboxes; and couplings, seals, lubricants, chains, belts, and related products and services to OEMs and end-users in various industries. It also supports aftermarket sales and service needs through its network of authorized industrial distributors; and offers repair and service for bearings and gearboxes, as well as electric motor rewind, repair, and services to end users. The Timken Company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in North Canton, Ohio.

Dean Foods Company (DF) fell -0.1% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.02 to finish the day at $20.68 with about 1.56M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.34M. The $1.87B market cap company, which fluctuated between $20.48 and $20.84 during the day, currently situated 32.42% above its 52 week low of $15.69 and -7.31% away from its one year high of $22.31. The RSI of 54.18 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Dean Foods Company, a food and beverage company, processes and distributes milk, and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States. The company manufactures, markets, and distributes various branded and private label dairy case products, such as fluid milk, ice cream, cultured dairy products, creamers, ice cream mix, and other dairy products; and juices, teas, bottled water, and other products. It offers its products under approximately 50 national, regional, and local proprietary or licensed brands, and private labels, including DairyPure, TruMoo, Alta Dena, Berkeley Farms, Country Fresh, Dean’s, Garelick Farms, LAND O LAKES, Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms, Mayfield, McArthur, Meadow Gold, Oak Farms, PET, T.G. Lee, Tuscan, and others. The company sells its products to retailers, distributors, foodservice outlets, educational institutions, and governmental entities through its sales forces. Dean Foods Company was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Ciber, Inc. (CBR) saw its value increase by 1.89% as the stock gained $0.01 to finish the day at a closing price of $0.37. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $0.22-$2.82 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $0.36 to $0.385 during the day, are down by -46.06% in the past three months and down by -69.69% over the past six months. It is currently trading -25.82% below its 20 day moving average and -43.38% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $2 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 37. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

Stocks in Review: Cempra, Inc. (CEMP), Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (INO), Great Plains Energy Incorporated (GXP)

Cempra, Inc. (CEMP) traded within a range of $3 to $3.3 after opening the day at $3.25. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 12.5% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.56% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $3.15 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -88.31% below its 52 week high of $26.95 and 23.53% above its 12-month low of $2.55. The shares are down by over -52.63% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 36.86 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (INO) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 6.57% or $0.42 to close the day at $6.81 on light trading volume of 1.46M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 911.17K. The Plymouth Meeting Pennsylvania 19462 based company has been outperforming the biotechnology group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 8.61%, compared to the industry which has dropped -1.43% over the same period. With RSI of 54.68, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $12.25, making it a hold for now.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, develops active DNA immunotherapies and vaccines in combination with proprietary electroporation delivery devices to prevent and treat cancers and infectious diseases. Its SynCon immunotherapy design has the ability to break the immune system’s tolerance of cancerous cells; and SynCon product design is also intended to facilitate cross-strain protection against known, as well as new unmatched strains of pathogens, such as influenza. It has completed, current or planned clinical programs of its proprietary SynCon immunotherapies for HPV-caused pre-cancers and cancers, influenza, prostate cancer, breast/lung/pancreatic cancer, hepatitis C virus, hepatitis B virus, HIV, Ebola, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, and Zika virus. The company has collaborative development agreements with GeneOne Life Sciences to co-develop an Ebola vaccine through Phase I clinical trials; and The Wistar Institute for preventive and therapeutic DNA-based immunotherapy applications, as well as products for cancers and infectious diseases. Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.

Great Plains Energy Incorporated (GXP) dropped $-0.01 to close the day at a new closing price of $28, a -0.04% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 8.32% above its 52 week low of $25.85. A total of 1.46M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.7M. The stock, which fluctuated between $27.86 and $28.22 during the day, currently situated -12.02% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 1.97% in the past one month and up by 3.25% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $29.75 and RSI of 62.34, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Great Plains Energy Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in Missouri and Kansas. It also provides regulated steam services in St. Joseph, Missouri. The company generates electricity using coal, nuclear, natural gas, oil, and wind resources. It has approximately 6,400 megawatts of generating capacity. The company sells electricity to 846,100 customers in the states of Missouri and Kansas, including 744,900 residences; 98,600 commercial firms; and 2,600 industrials, municipalities, and other electric utilities. Great Plains Energy Incorporated was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

Stocks on the Move: Summit Materials, Inc. (SUM), Control4 Corporation (CTRL), National Retail Properties, Inc. (NNN)

Summit Materials, Inc. (SUM) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.94% or $0.23 to close the day at $24.64 on light trading volume of 1.27M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.88M. The Denver Colorado 80202 based company has been outperforming the general building materials group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 52.85%, compared to the industry which has advanced 49.91% over the same period. With RSI of 51.15, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $28.17, making it a hold for now.

Summit Materials, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and sells construction materials and related downstream products. Its products include crushed stone, construction sand and gravel, cement and ready-mixed concrete, asphalt paving mixes, granite and trap rock, and limestone and concrete products. The company also provides paving and related services to the construction industry. In addition, it operates municipal waste, construction, and demolition debris landfills; and liquid asphalt terminal operations. Summit Materials, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Control4 Corporation (CTRL) climbed 12.99% during last trading as the stock added $1.81 to finish the day at $15.74 with about 1.27M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 181.29K. The $308.98M market cap company, which fluctuated between $14.1 and $15.81 during the day, currently situated 139.21% above its 52 week low of $7.01 and 10.69% away from its one year high of $15.81. The RSI of 87.77 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Control4 Corporation provides automation and control solutions for the connected home in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company offers Control4 solution that functions as the operating system of the home, integrating music, video, lighting, temperature, security, communications, and other devices in the home automation market. Its Control4 product line comprises the Control4 home operating system and the associated application software, and software development kits (SDKs). The company’s software components include Director for monitoring and receiving events; Navigator that displays graphical user interfaces on televisions, in-wall and table-top touch panels, smartphones, and tablets, as well as list-based devices, such as remote controls with LCD text-displays; Composer Express, a mobile configuration tool that simplifies the set-up process for Control4 home automation installation projects; and Composer Professional Edition, a software application to design, configure, and personalize configuring Control4 home automation system. Its software components also comprise Composer Home Edition and Composer Media Edition, which enable consumers to view and configure their Control4 managed devices; and DriverWorks SDK, a SDK to develop and test custom two-way interface drivers to support the integration of a new device or an existing driver. In addition, the company’s products and services with embedded software and services include controllers, interface and networking devices, audio and video solutions, lighting products, thermostats, security products, and communication products. Further, it offers 4Sight, a subscription service that enables continuous home monitoring and control from virtually anywhere, remote home programming and support, and instant email alerts based on home events. The company sells its products through direct dealers and distributors. Control4 Corporation was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

National Retail Properties, Inc. (NNN) saw its value decrease by -0.27% as the stock dropped $-0.12 to finish the day at a closing price of $44.42. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $39.86-$53.6 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $43.91 to $45.07 during the day, are up by 9.76% in the past three months and down by -11.57% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.09% above its 20 day moving average and 2.41% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $48.46 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 54.58. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

National Retail Properties, Inc. is a publicly owned equity real estate investment trust. The firm acquires, owns, manages, and develops retail properties in the United States. It provides complete turn-key and built-to-suit development services including market analysis, site selection and acquisition, entitlements, permitting, and construction management. The firm also focuses on purchasing and financing net-leased retail properties. It was formerly known as Commercial Net Lease Realty, Inc. National Retail Properties was founded in August 1984 and is based in Orlando, Florida.

 

Stocks on Trader’s Radar: Fluor Corporation (FLR), Radiant Logistics, Inc. (RLGT), Corporate Office Properties Trust (OFC)

Fluor Corporation (FLR) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.59% or $0.89 to close the day at $56.93 on light trading volume of 1.17M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.42M. The Irving Texas 75039 based company has been outperforming the heavy construction group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 32.62%, compared to the industry which has advanced 62.32% over the same period. With RSI of 60.6, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $56.19, making it a hold for now.

Fluor Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering, procurement, construction, fabrication and modularization, commissioning and maintenance, and project management services worldwide. It operates through five segments: Oil & Gas, Industrial & Infrastructure, Government, Global Services, and Power. The Oil & Gas segment offers a range of design, engineering, procurement, construction, fabrication, and project management services to upstream chemicals and petrochemicals, downstream refining, pipelines, upstream oil and gas production, liquefied natural gas, and offshore production industries. It also provides consulting services, such as feasibility studies, process assessment, and project finance structuring and studies. The Industrial & Infrastructure segment offers design, engineering, procurement, operations and maintenance, and project management services to the transportation, commercial and institutional, manufacturing, life sciences, mining and metals, telecommunications, microelectronics, and water sectors. The Government segment provides engineering, construction, logistics, base and facilities operations and maintenance, contingency response, and environmental and nuclear services to the United States government and governments internationally. The Global Services segment offers site equipment and tool, industrial fleet, integrated construction equipment, and recruiting and permanent placement services. The Power segment provides engineering, procurement, construction, program management, start-up and commissioning, operations and maintenance, and technical services for the gas fueled, solid fueled, environmental compliance, renewables, nuclear, and power services markets. The company also offers unionized management and construction services in the United States and Canada. Fluor Corporation was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Radiant Logistics, Inc. (RLGT) climbed 3.59% during last trading as the stock added $0.17 to finish the day at $4.91 with about 1.17M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 123.90K. The $217.32M market cap company, which fluctuated between $4.84 and $5.12 during the day, currently situated 100.41% above its 52 week low of $2.45 and 2.51% away from its one year high of $5.12. The RSI of 78.78 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Radiant Logistics, Inc., a third party logistics company, provides multi-modal transportation and logistics services primarily in the United States and Canada. The company offers domestic and international air and ocean freight forwarding services; and freight brokerage services, including truckload services, less than truckload services, and intermodal services. It also provides other value-added logistics services, such as customs brokerage, order fulfillment, inventory management, and warehouse and distribution services. The company offers its services to the consumer goods, food and beverage, manufacturing, and retail customers through a network of company-owned and strategic operating partner locations operating under the Radiant, Wheels, Airgroup, Adcom, DBA, and Service By Air brands. Radiant Logistics, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

Corporate Office Properties Trust (OFC) saw its value increase by 0.61% as the stock gained $0.2 to finish the day at a closing price of $33.16. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $20.42-$33.24 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $32.91 to $33.24 during the day, are up by 22.64% in the past three months and up by 16.12% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.91% above its 20 day moving average and 7.66% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $32.18 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 70.12. The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Corporate Office Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust. The firm invests in real estate markets of United States. It specializes in acquiring, developing, owning, leasing and managing high quality office and data center properties. Corporate Office Properties Trust was founded in 1988 and is based in Columbia, Maryland.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Kansas City Southern (KSU), Depomed, Inc. (DEPO), Intrexon Corporation (XON)

Kansas City Southern (KSU) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.01% or $0.87 to close the day at $86.67 on light trading volume of 1.13M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.8M. The Kansas City Missouri 64105 based company has been outperforming the railroads group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 10.78%, compared to the industry which has advanced 15.16% over the same period. With RSI of 55.59, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $96.32, making it a hold for now.

Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, provides freight rail transportation services. The company operates north/south rail route between Kansas City, Missouri, and various ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. It also operates direct rail passageway between Mexico City and Laredo, Texas serving Mexico’s industrial cities and three of its seaports; and owns a 157-mile rail line extending from Laredo, Texas to the port city of Corpus Christi, Texas. In addition, the company owns the northern half of the rail bridge at Laredo, Texas. Its coordinated rail network includes approximately 6,600 route miles extending from the Midwest and Southeast portions of the United States south into Mexico and connects with other Class I railroads. The company serves the chemical and petroleum, industrial and consumer products, agriculture and minerals, energy, intermodal, and automotive markets. Kansas City Southern was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

Depomed, Inc. (DEPO) grew with the stock adding 2.47% or $0.41 to close at $17 on light trading volume of 1.13M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.43M. The Newark California 94560 based company operating under the Drug Manufacturers – Other industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 5.79% up for the period and down by -5.66% so far this year. With price target of $23.91 and a 38.78% rebound from 52-week low, Depomed, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Depomed, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, engages in the development, sale, and licensing of products for pain and other central nervous system conditions in the United States. It offers Gralise (gabapentin), an once-daily product for the management of postherpetic neuralgia; CAMBIA (diclofenac potassium for oral solution), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug indicated for acute treatment of migraine attacks in adults; Zipsor (diclofenac potassium) liquid filled capsule, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for the treatment of mild to moderate acute pain in adults; and Lazanda (fentanyl) nasal spray, an intranasal fentanyl drug used to manage breakthrough pain in adults. The company also provides NUCYNTA ER (tapentadol extended release tablets), a product for the management of pain severe enough to long term opioid treatment, including neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) in adults; and NUCYNTA (tapentadol), a product for the management of moderate to severe acute pain in adults. In addition, it is involved in the clinical development of IW-3718 refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease program using Acuform drug delivery technology; and Cebranopadol, a molecule for the treatment of chronic nociceptive and neuropathic pain. Depomed, Inc. sells its Gralise products to wholesalers and retail pharmacies. The company also has a portfolio of license agreements based on its proprietary Acuform gastroretentive drug delivery technology with Mallinckrodt Inc.; Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Newark, California.

Intrexon Corporation (XON) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.92% or $0.42 to close the day at $22.27 on lower than average trading volume of 1.13M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.32M. The Germantown Maryland 20876 based company has been outperforming the biotechnology companies by -24.3078% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -8.35% YTD, versus the biotechnology industry which is down -2.82% for the same period. The RSI of 43.77 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Intrexon Corporation operates in the synthetic biology field in the United States. The company, through a suite of proprietary and complementary technologies, designs, builds, and regulates gene programs, which are DNA sequences that consist of key genetic components. Its technologies include UltraVector gene design and fabrication platform, and its associated library of modular DNA components; RheoSwitch inducible gene switch; Cell Systems Informatics; AttSite Recombinases; Protein Engineering; antibody discovery; LEAP processing; and ActoBiotics platform. It also provides reproductive technologies and other genetic processes to cattle breeders and producers; genetic preservation and cloning technologies; genetically engineered swine for medical and genetic research; biological insect control solutions; technologies for non-browning apple without the use of any flavor altering chemical or antioxidant additives; and commercial aquaculture products. The company serves health, food, energy, environment, and consumer sectors. Intrexon Corporation has collaboration and license agreements with Ares Trading S.A.; ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc.; Oragenics, Inc.; Fibrocell Science, Inc.; Genopaver, LLC; S & I Ophthalmic, LLC; OvaXon, LLC; Intrexon Energy Partners, LLC; Persea Bio, LLC; Thrive Agrobiotics, Inc.; Intrexon Energy Partners II, LLC; and others. The company was formerly known as Genomatix Ltd. and changed its name to Intrexon Corporation in 2005. Intrexon Corporation was founded in 1998 and is based in Germantown, Maryland.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Coty Inc. (COTY), CSX Corporation (CSX), Facebook, Inc. (FB)

Coty Inc. (COTY) had a light trading with around 15.84M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.63M. The stock traded between $18.26 and $18.6 before closing at the price of $18.28 with -0.22% change on the day. The New York New York 10118 based company is currently trading 2.58% above its 52 week low of $17.94 and -41.18% below its 52 week high of $31.6. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 41.97 and $21.18 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Coty Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes beauty products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Fragrances, Color Cosmetics, Skin & Body Care, and Brazil Acquisition. It offers fragrances under the Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Davidoff, Chloé, Balenciaga, Beyoncé, Bottega Veneta, Guess?, Katy Perry, Miu Miu, and Roberto Cavalli brand names. The company also provides lip, eye, nail, and facial color products under the Bourjois, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, and OPI brands. In addition, it offers shower gels, deodorants, skin care, and sun treatment products under the adidas, Lancaster, philosophy, and Playboy brand names; and hair straighteners, hair dryers, curlers, and hair brushes; and spray, serum, cream, and foam product lines to curl, fix, protect, shine, straighten, and volumize hair. The company also markets its products under the Astor, Coty, Joop!, Jovan, Manhattan, and N.Y.C. New York Color brands. It sells its products through retailers, including hypermarkets, supermarkets, independent and chain drug stores and pharmacies, upscale perfumeries, upscale and mid-tier department stores, nail salons, specialty retailers, duty-free shops and traditional food, and drug and mass retailers. Coty Inc. was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

CSX Corporation (CSX) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.04% or $0.02 to close the day at $47.77 on active trading volume of 15.43M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.88M. The Jacksonville Florida 32202 based company has been outperforming the railroads group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 109.41%, compared to the industry which has advanced 17.16% over the same period. With RSI of 68.15, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $45, making it a hold for now.

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-based transportation services in the United States and Canada. The company offers rail services, as well as transports intermodal containers and trailers. It transports agricultural products, phosphates and fertilizers, food and consumer products, chemicals, automotive products, metals, forest products, minerals, and waste and equipment; and coal, coke, and iron ore to electricity-generating power plants, steel manufacturers, and industrial plants. The company also exports coal to deep-water port facilities. In addition, it offers intermodal transportation services through a network of approximately 50 terminals transporting manufactured consumer goods in containers in the eastern United States; drayage services, including the pickup and delivery of intermodal shipments; and trucking dispatch services. Further, the company serves the automotive industry with distribution centers and storage locations, as well as connects non-rail served customers through transferring products from rail to trucks, which includes plastics and ethanol. Additionally, it acquires, develops, sells, leases, and manages real estate properties. The company operates approximately 21,000 route mile rail network, which serves various population centers in 23 states east of the Mississippi River, the District of Columbia, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, as well as owns and leases approximately 4,500 locomotives. It also serves production and distribution facilities through track connections. CSX Corporation was founded in 1978 and is based in Jacksonville, Florida.

Facebook, Inc. (FB) shares were up in last trading by 0.04% to $134.19. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.45% over the past week and grew 6.42% in the past month. It is currently trading 8.54% above its 50 day moving average and 9.48% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.96% decrease in value from its one year high of $135.49. The RSI indicator value of 69.36, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Facebook, Inc. provides various products to connect and share through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces worldwide. Its solutions include Facebook Website and mobile application that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate each other on mobile devices and personal computers; Instagram, a mobile application that enables people to take photos or videos, customize them with filter effects, and share them with friends and followers in a photo feed or send them directly to friends; Messenger, a messaging application to communicate with people and businesses across platforms and devices; and WhatsApp Messenger, a mobile messaging application. The company also offers Oculus virtual reality technology and content platform, which allow people to enter an immersive and interactive environment to play games, consume content, and connect with others. As of December 31, 2016, it had approximately 1.23 billion daily active users. Facebook, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.