Nicole DeMars

3 Trending Stocks: United Rentals, Inc. (URI), Paychex, Inc. (PAYX), Campbell Soup Company (CPB)

United Rentals, Inc. (URI) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.34% or $1.68 to close the day at $127.12 on light trading volume of 1.31M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.87M. The Stamford Connecticut 06902 based company has been outperforming the rental & leasing services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 193.31%, compared to the industry which has advanced 61.46% over the same period. With RSI of 65.14, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $122.71, making it a hold for now.

United Rentals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an equipment rental company. It operates in two segments, General Rentals; and Trench, Power, and Pump. The General Rentals segment engages in the rental of general construction and industrial equipment, such as backhoes, skid-steer loaders, forklifts, earthmoving equipment, and material handling equipment; aerial work platforms, such as boom lifts and scissor lifts; and general tools and light equipment comprising pressure washers, water pumps, and power tools. This segment serves construction and industrial companies, manufacturers, utilities, municipalities, and homeowners. The Trench, Power, and Pump segment is involved in the rental of specialty construction products, including trench safety equipment, such as trench shields, aluminum hydraulic shoring systems, slide rails, crossing plates, construction lasers, and line testing equipment for underground work; power and HVAC equipment, which consists of portable diesel generators, electrical distribution equipment, and temperature control equipment; and pumps primarily used by energy and petrochemical customers. It serves construction companies involved in infrastructure projects, municipalities, and industrial companies. The company also sells new equipment, such as aerial lifts, reach forklifts, telehandlers, compressors, and generators; contractor supplies, including construction consumables, tools, small equipment, and safety supplies; and parts for equipment that are owned by the company’s customers, as well as provides repair and maintenance services. It sells its used equipment through its sales force, brokers, and Website, as well as at auctions and directly to manufacturers. As of January 1, 2017, the company operated 887 rental locations in the United States and Canada. United Rentals, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

Paychex, Inc. (PAYX) fell -0.05% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.03 to finish the day at $58.46 with about 1.3M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.1M. The $20.99B market cap company, which fluctuated between $58.42 and $58.99 during the day, currently situated 30.94% above its 52 week low of $48.63 and -5.27% away from its one year high of $62.18. The RSI of 39.61 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Paychex, Inc. provides payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Germany. The company offers payroll processing services that include payroll tax administration services; employee payment services; and regulatory compliance services, such as new-hire reporting and garnishment processing. It also provides human resource outsourcing services, such as Paychex HR solutions comprising payroll, employer compliance, human resource and employee benefits administration, risk management outsourcing, and the on-site availability of a professionally trained human resource representative; and retirement services administration, including plan implementation, ongoing compliance with government regulations, employee and employer reporting, participant and employer online access, electronic funds transfer, and other administrative services. In addition, the company offers insurance services for property and casualty coverage, such as workers’ compensation, business-owner policies, commercial auto, and health and benefits coverage, including health, dental, vision, and life; cloud-based human resource administration software products for employee benefits management and administration, and time and attendance solutions; and other human resource services and products, such as employee handbooks, management manuals, and personnel and required regulatory forms. Further, it provides various accounting and financial services to small- to medium-sized businesses, which include purchasing of accounts receivable as a means of providing funding to clients in the temporary staffing industry; a cloud-based accounting service; payment processing services; payment distribution services; and a small-business loan resource center. Paychex, Inc. markets its products and services through direct sales force. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York.

Campbell Soup Company (CPB) saw its value decrease by -0.89% as the stock dropped $-0.57 to finish the day at a closing price of $63.27. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $52.59-$67.89 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $63.12 to $63.79 during the day, are up by 15.79% in the past three months and up by 4.85% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.9% above its 20 day moving average and 4.44% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $60 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 61.5. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Campbell Soup Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets food and beverage products. It operates through three segments: Americas Simple Meals and Beverages; Global Biscuits and Snacks; and Campbell Fresh. The Americas Simple Meals and Beverages segment engages in the retail and food service of Campbell’s condensed and ready-to-serve soups; Swanson broth and stocks; Prego pasta sauces; Pace Mexican sauces; Campbell’s gravies, pastas, beans, and dinner sauces; Swanson canned poultry; Plum food and snacks; V8 juices and beverages; and Campbell’s tomato juices. The Global Biscuits and Snacks segment provides Pepperidge Farm cookies, crackers, bakery, and frozen products in the United States retail; and Arnott’s biscuits in Australia and the Asia Pacific; and Kelsen cookies worldwide, as well as meals and shelf-stable beverages in Australia and the Asia Pacific. The Campbell Fresh segment provides Bolthouse Farms fresh carrots, carrot ingredients, refrigerated beverages, and refrigerated salad dressings; and Garden Fresh Gourmet salsa, hummus, dips, and tortilla chips, as well as refrigerated soups. The company sells its products through retail food chains, mass discounters, mass merchandisers, club stores, convenience stores, drug stores, and dollar stores, as well as other retail, commercial, and non-commercial establishments; and independent contractor distributors. Campbell Soup Company was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (AXL), Jaguar Animal Health, Inc. (JAGX), Banc of California, Inc. (BANC)

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (AXL) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -3.35% or $-0.71 to close the day at $20.49 on active trading volume of 2.88M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.59M. The Detroit Michigan 48211 based company has been outperforming the auto parts group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 74.38%, compared to the industry which has advanced 35.15% over the same period. With RSI of 54.84, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $18.8, making it a hold for now.

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, validates, and manufactures driveline and drivetrain systems, and related components and chassis modules for the automotive industry in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Asia, Europe, and internationally. It offers axles, driveheads, chassis modules, driveshafts, power transfer units, transfer cases, chassis and steering components, transmission parts, electric drive systems, and metal-formed products that transfer power from the transmission to the drive wheels. The company offers its products for light trucks, sport utility vehicles, passenger cars, and crossover and commercial vehicles. American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.

Jaguar Animal Health, Inc. (JAGX) retreated with the stock falling -11.65% or $-0.12 to close at $0.91 on light trading volume of 2.87M compared its three months average trading volume of 692.66K. The San Francisco California 94105 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -50.54% down for the period and up by 27.09% so far this year. With price target of $6.5 and a 82% rebound from 52-week low, Jaguar Animal Health, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Jaguar Animal Health, Inc., a development-stage animal health company, focuses on developing and commercializing gastrointestinal products for companion and production animals, foals, and high value horses. The company’s lead prescription drug product candidate includes Canalevia, a canine-specific formulation of Crofelemer for the treatment of CID and general acute watery diarrhea in dogs. It is also developing Crofelemer to treat acute colitis in horses and general acute watery diarrhea in cats; Neonorm, an enteric-coated tablet for scours in preweaned dairy calves, as well as other animal species, such as horses, goats, and sheep; and other product candidates, including Virend and NP-500. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Banc of California, Inc. (BANC) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.76% or $0.15 to close the day at $19.9 on higher than average trading volume of 2.86M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.65M. The Irvine California 92612 based company has been outperforming the regional – pacific banks companies by 45.0389% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 14.7% YTD, versus the regional – pacific banks industry which is up 1.14% for the same period. The RSI of 73.17 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Banc of California, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Banc of California, National Association that provides banking products and services in the United States. It operates through Commercial Banking, Mortgage Banking, Financial Advisory, and Corporate/Other segments. The company’s deposits consist of savings, checking, money market, and demand accounts, as well as certificates of deposit; and commercial and consumer loan products include commercial and industrial loans, commercial real estate loans, multi-family loans, SBA guaranteed business loans, construction and renovation loans, lease financing, single family residential mortgage loans, warehouse loans, asset or security backed loans, home equity lines of credit, consumer and business lines of credit, home equity loans, and other consumer loans. It also provides private banking products for high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs; and other banking services to financial institutions, as well as invests in mortgage-backed securities. In addition, the company offers automated bill payment, cash and treasury management, master demand accounts, foreign exchange, interest rate swaps, trust services, card payment services, remote and mobile deposit capture, ACH origination, wire transfer, direct deposit, and safe deposit boxes, as well as online, telephone, and mobile banking services. Further, it provides financial advisory and asset management services to third parties; and manages and sells other real estate owned properties. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 35 branches in San Diego, Orange, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties in California; and 68 loan production offices in California, Arizona, Oregon, Virginia, Indiana, Colorado, Idaho, and Nevada. Banc of California, Inc. was formerly known as First PacTrust Bancorp, Inc. and changed its name to Banc of California, Inc. in July 2013. The company was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (CARA), Palatin Technologies, Inc. (PTN), Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD)

Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (CARA) fell -9.06% during last trading as the stock lost $-1.48 to finish the day at $14.85 with about 2.84M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.51M. The $445.5M market cap company, which fluctuated between $14.8 and $16.3 during the day, currently situated 248.59% above its 52 week low of $4.26 and -13.66% away from its one year high of $17.2. The RSI of 58.8 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Cara Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing and commercializing chemical entities designed to alleviate pain and pruritus by selectively targeting kappa opioid receptors in the United States. The company is developing product candidates that target the body’s peripheral nervous system. Its lead product candidate includes I.V. CR845, which is in Phase III clinical trials for the treatment acute postoperative pain in adult patients, as well as completed Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of uremic pruritus disease. The company is also developing Oral CR845, which is in Phase IIa clinical trials for the treatment of moderate-to-severe acute and chronic pain; and CR701, which is in preclinical trial stage for treating neuropathic and inflammatory pain. It has licensing agreements with Chong Kun Dang Pharmaceutical Corporation to develop, manufacture, and commercialize products containing CR845 in South Korea; and Maruishi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd to develop, manufacture, and commercialize drug products containing CR845 for acute pain and uremic pruritus in Japan. Cara Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut.

Palatin Technologies, Inc. (PTN) dropped $-0.02 to close the day at a new closing price of $0.41, a -4.7% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 12.4% above its 52 week low of $0.36. A total of 2.82M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.7M. The stock, which fluctuated between $0.3938 and $0.43 during the day, currently situated -54.39% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -18.04% in the past one month and down by -19.65% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $3.83 and RSI of 41.97, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Palatin Technologies, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops targeted, receptor-specific peptide therapeutics for the treatment of various diseases in the United States. The company’s principal product is Bremelanotide, an as needed subcutaneous injectable peptide melanocortin receptor agonist, which is in the Phase III clinical studies for the treatment of premenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). Its drug development programs also include Melanocortin receptor-4 (MC4r) peptides and small molecule agonists that are under the preclinical trials for the treatment of conditions responsive to MC4r activation, including female sexual dysfunction, HSDD, erectile dysfunction, obesity, and diabetes; and Melanocortin receptor-1 peptide agonists, which are under preclinical studies for the treatment of inflammatory and dermatologic disease indications, as well as other Melanocortin receptors. In addition, the company is involved in the development of natriuretic peptide receptor-specific programs, including PL-3994, a natriuretic peptide receptor-A, which is in Phase II clinical studies for treatment of heart failure, acute exacerbations of asthma, and refractory hypertension. Palatin Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Cranbury, New Jersey.

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD) had a light trading with around 2.56M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.68M. The stock traded between $6.07 and $6.36 before closing at the price of $6.2 with 1.14% change on the day. The Cranbury New Jersey 08512 based company is currently trading 40.59% above its 52 week low of $4.41 and -36.93% below its 52 week high of $9.83. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 64.11 and $11.06 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold 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.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: MannKind Corporation (MNKD), Amyris, Inc. (AMRS), RH (RH)

MannKind Corporation (MNKD) grew with the stock adding 0.12% or $0 to close at $0.52 on light trading volume of 2.4M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.51M. The Valencia California 91355 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -43.41% down for the period and down by -18.23% so far this year. With price target of $0 and a 26.98% rebound from 52-week low, MannKind Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

MannKind Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutic products for diabetes patients in the United States. Its approved product is AFREZZA, a rapid-acting, inhaled insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. MannKind Corporation has license and collaboration agreement with Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH for the development of AFREZZA. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Valencia, California.

Amyris, Inc. (AMRS) gained $0.02 to close the day at a new closing price of $0.53, a 3.92% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 70.97% above its 52 week low of $0.31. A total of 2.4M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.07M. The stock, which fluctuated between $0.5 and $0.55 during the day, currently situated -67.48% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -33.75% in the past one month and down by -32.05% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $2.77 and RSI of 36.61, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Amyris, Inc. provides various alternatives to a range of petroleum-sourced products worldwide. The company uses its industrial bioscience technology to design microbes primarily yeast, as well as to convert plant-sourced sugars into renewable hydrocarbons. It produces and sells Biofene that converts to squalane, which is used as an emollient in cosmetics and other personal care products; and natural oils and aroma chemicals for the flavors and fragrances market. The company also provides renewable solvents, polymers, and renewable lubricants for industrial applications; and renewable fuels for transportation fuels market. It has a collaboration partnership with Total S.A. to produce and commercialize Biofene-based diesel and jet fuels. The company was formerly known as Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc. and changed its name to Amyris, Inc. in June 2010. Amyris, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Emeryville, California.

RH (RH) shares were down in last trading by -2.05% to $25.32. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -4.45% over the past week and fell -12.21% in the past month. It is currently trading -17.03% below its 50 day moving average and -20.1% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -54.39% decrease in value from its one year high of $55.52. The RSI indicator value of 35.64, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

RH, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the retail of home furnishings. It offers products in various categories, such as furniture, lighting, textiles, bathware, décor, outdoor and garden, tableware, and child and teen furnishings. The company sells products through its stores and catalogs, as well as through its Websites, such as restorationhardware.com, rh.com, rhbabyandchild.com, rhteen.com, and rhmodern.com. As of October 29, 2016, it operated 85 retail galleries that include 51 legacy galleries, 6 larger format design galleries, 7 next generation design galleries, 1 RH modern gallery, and 5 RH baby & child galleries throughout the United States and Canada; 15 Waterworks showrooms in the United States and the United Kingdom; and 28 outlet stores. The company was formerly known as Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to RH in January 2017. RH was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Corte Madera, California.

 

Momentum Stocks in Focus: Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB), Dell Technologies Inc. (DVMT), Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR)

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.02% or $-0.03 to close the day at $123.55 on light trading volume of 1.04M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.9M. The Irving Texas 75038 based company has been outperforming the personal products group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 0.64%, compared to the industry which has advanced 6.19% over the same period. With RSI of 74.09, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $125, making it a hold for now.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and professional products worldwide. The Personal Care segment offers disposable diapers, training and youth pants, swimpants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products under the Huggies, Pull-Ups, Little Swimmers, GoodNites, DryNites, Kotex, U by Kotex, Intimus, Depend, Plenitud, Poise, and other brands. The Consumer Tissue segment provides facial and bathroom tissues, paper towels, napkins, and related products under the Kleenex, Scott, Cottonelle, Viva, Andrex, Scottex, Neve, and other brand names. The K-C Professional segment offers wipers, tissues, towels, apparel, soaps, and sanitizers under the Kleenex, Scott, WypAll, Kimtech, and Jackson Safety brands. The company sells household use products directly to supermarkets, mass merchandisers, drugstores, warehouse clubs, variety and department stores, and other retail outlets, as well as through other distributors and e-commerce. It also sells products for away-from-home use through distributors and directly to manufacturing, lodging, office building, food service, and public facilities. Kimberly-Clark Corporation was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Dell Technologies Inc. (DVMT) retreated with the stock falling -0.42% or $-0.27 to close at $64.73 on light trading volume of 1.04M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.46M. The  based company has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 0% down for the period and up by 17.76% so far this year. With price target of $0 and a 54.05% rebound from 52-week low, Dell Technologies Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Denali Holding Inc. provides a range of technology solutions worldwide. It offers client computing devices, including desktop personal computers, notebooks, and tablets; rack, blade, tower, and hyperscale servers for enterprise customers; value tower servers for small organizations, networks, and remote offices; networking solutions; and storage solutions, including storage area networks, network-attached and direct-attached storage, and backup systems. It also sells peripherals, including monitors, printers, projectors, and other client and enterprise peripherals, as well as third-party software products. In addition, the company offers support and extended warranty, enterprise installation, and configuration services; and infrastructure and security managed, cloud computing and infrastructure consulting, and security consulting and threat intelligence services. Further, it provides application services, such as application development, maintenance, migration, management, and consulting, as well as package implementation, testing and quality assurance functions, business intelligence and data warehouse solutions; business process services comprising back office administration, call center management, and other technical and administration services; and system and information management, and security software services. Additionally, the company offers financial services, including originating, collecting, and servicing customer receivables primarily related to the purchase of its products. It serves corporate businesses; educational institutions, government, healthcare, and law enforcement agencies; small and medium-sized businesses; and consumers directly, as well as through retailers, third-party solution providers, system integrators, and third-party resellers. Denali Holding Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Round Rock, Texas.

Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.16% or $-0.51 to close the day at $324.56 on lower than average trading volume of 1.04M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.81M. The Stamford Connecticut 06901 based company has been outperforming the catv systems companies by 20.1444% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 12.73% YTD, versus the catv systems industry which is up 11.48% for the same period. The RSI of 64.4 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Charter Communications, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides cable services in the United States. The company offers various entertainment, information, and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers. Its video service offerings include a package of basic video programming, video on demand, subscription on demand, pay-per-view, high definition television, digital video recorder, Spectrum TV app on mobile devices, Spectrum TV app on immobile devices, and Spectrum guide services. The company also provides Internet services, such as residential Internet services; Charter.net, an Internet portal that provides multiple e-mail addresses; and Charter Security Suite that protects computers from viruses and spyware, as well as offers parental control features. In addition, it offers voice communications services using voice over Internet protocol technology; and broadband communications solutions, such as Internet access, data networking, fiber connectivity, video entertainment, and business telephone services to cellular towers and office buildings for business and carrier organizations. Further, the company sells local advertising on digital advertising networks and satellite-delivered networks. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 6.7 million residential, and small and medium business customers; approximately 4.3 million residential video customers; approximately 5.2 million residential Internet customers; approximately 2.6 million residential voice service customers; and approximately 671,000 small and medium business primary service units (PSUs) and 30,000 enterprise PSUs. Charter Communications, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Raytheon Company (RTN), Republic Services, Inc. (RSG), Fastenal Company (FAST)

Raytheon Company (RTN) saw its value increase by 0.53% as the stock gained $0.79 to finish the day at a closing price of $150.03. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $119.38-$152.58 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $149.01 to $150.33 during the day, are up by 2.79% in the past three months and up by 6.53% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.47% above its 20 day moving average and 3.04% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $167.39 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 64.34.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Raytheon Company develops technologically integrated products, services, and solutions worldwide. It operates in five segments: Integrated Defense Systems (IDS); Intelligence, Information, and Services (IIS); Missile Systems (MS); Space and Airborne Systems (SAS); and Forcepoint. The IDS segment provides integrated air and missile defense; land and sea-based radar solutions; command, control, communications, computers, cyber, and intelligence solutions; and naval combat and ship electronic systems. The IIS segment offers a range of technical and professional services, such as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, navigation, DoD space and weather, cybersecurity, analytics, training, logistics, mission support, engineering, and automation and sustainment solutions; and air traffic management systems. The MS segment develops and supports a range of weapon systems, including missiles, smart munitions, close-in weapon systems, projectiles, kinetic kill vehicles, directed energy effectors, and combat sensor solutions. The SAS segment provides electro-optical/infrared sensors, airborne radars for surveillance and fire control applications, lasers, precision guidance systems, signals intelligence systems, processors, electronic warfare systems, communication systems, and space-qualified systems for civil and military applications. The Forcepoint segment provides information technology security products and related services to protect from cyber-threats, advanced malware attacks, information leaks, and legal liability and productivity loss. Raytheon Company serves the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Intelligence Community, the U.S. Armed Forces, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Homeland Security, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and other international customers. The company was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Republic Services, Inc. (RSG) shares were up in last trading by 0.17% to $57.96. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.66% over the past week and grew 1.85% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.96% above its 50 day moving average and 12.03% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.21% decrease in value from its one year high of $58.35. The RSI indicator value of 61.5, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Republic Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. It operates in three segments: East, Central, and West. The company’s collection services include curbside collection of waste; supply of waste containers; and renting of compactors. It is also involved in the processing and sale of old corrugated cardboard, old newspapers, aluminum, glass, and other materials; and provision of landfill services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated through 340 collection operations, 201 transfer stations, 193 active landfills, 67 recycling centers, and 12 salt water disposal wells, as well as 8 treatment, recovery, and disposal facilities in 41 states and Puerto Rico. It also operates 69 landfill gas and renewable energy projects. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Fastenal Company (FAST) traded within a range of $50.04 to $50.69 after opening the day at $50.44. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 7.84% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.18% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $50.34 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -1.74% below its 52 week high of $51.56 and 35.43% above its 12-month low of $37.7. The shares are up by over 16.23% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 58.82 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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 2,500 company owned stores. Fastenal Company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Winona, Minnesota.

 

Stocks in Review: Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL), InterCloud Systems, Inc. (ICLD), Southwestern Energy Company (SWN)

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) traded within a range of $10.84 to $11.12 after opening the day at $10.69. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -8.07% so far this year. The stock was up close to 3.37% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $11.05 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -23.48% below its 52 week high of $14.44 and 229.85% above its 12-month low of $3.35. The shares are up by over 32.81% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 41.84 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in the Rocky Mountains and Permian Basin regions of the United States. It sells oil and gas to end users, marketers, and other purchasers. As of December 31, 2015, the company had total estimated proved reserves of 820.6 million barrels of oil equivalent; and interests in 3,177 net productive wells on approximately 593,900 net developed acres. Whiting Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1980 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

InterCloud Systems, Inc. (ICLD) managed to rebound with the stock declining 5.59% or $0 to close the day at $0.02 on light trading volume of 11.42M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.85M. The Shrewsbury New Jersey 07702 based company has been underperforming the information technology services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing 0%, compared to the industry which has advanced 38.86% over the same period. With RSI of 39.88, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $6, making it a hold for now.

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.

Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) gained $0.22 to close the day at a new closing price of $9.1, a 2.48% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 71.7% above its 52 week low of $5.3. A total of 11.06M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 14.75M. The stock, which fluctuated between $8.9 and $9.15 during the day, currently situated -41.63% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -8.73% in the past one month and down by -3.09% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $13.45 and RSI of 37.69, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Southwestern Energy Company, an independent natural gas and oil company, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas and oil primarily in the United States. It operates through two segments, Exploration and Production and Midstream Services. The company focuses on the Marcellus Shale, an unconventional natural gas reservoir covering approximately 270,335 net acres in northeast Pennsylvania; and the Fayetteville Shale, an unconventional natural gas reservoir covering approximately 957,641 net acres in Arkansas. It also engages in the exploration and production activities in Colorado and Louisiana. In addition, the company is involved in gathering, marketing, and transporting natural gas, and oil and natural gas liquids. As of December 31, 2015, it had a pipeline of 2,044 miles in Arkansas and 16 miles in Louisiana in its gathering systems. The company’s estimated proved natural gas and oil reserves comprised 6,215 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent (Bcfe); and had 443 Bcfe of proved undeveloped reserves. Southwestern Energy Company was founded in 1929 and is based in Spring, Texas.

 

Momentum Stocks: Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI), Twilio Inc. (TWLO), PharmAthene, Inc. (PIP)

Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI) grew with the stock adding 1.76% or $0.35 to close at $20.24 on light trading volume of 10M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.33M. The Winston-Salem North Carolina 27105 based company operating under the Textile – Apparel Clothing industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -17.78% down for the period and down by -6.17% so far this year. With price target of $32.67 and a 7.03% rebound from 52-week low, Hanesbrands Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Hanesbrands Inc., a consumer goods company, designs, manufactures, sources, and sells various basic apparel for men, women, and children in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Innerwear, Activewear, Direct to Consumer, and International. It sells bras, panties, shapewears, hosiery, men’s underwear, children’s underwear, and socks; and other activewear, such as T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, performance T-shirts and shorts, sports bras, and thermals, as well as licensed logo apparel in collegiate bookstores, mass retailers, and other channels. The company licenses its Champion name for footwear and sports accessories. It provides its products primarily under the Hanes, Champion, Maidenform, DIM, Playtex, Bali, JMS/Just My Size, Nur Die/Nur Der, L’eggs, Lovable, Wonderbra, Flexees, Lilyette, Gear for Sports, Bonds, Berlei, Shock Absorber, Abanderado, Rinbros, and Zorba brand names. The company markets its products through retailers, wholesalers, and third party embellishers, as well as directly to consumers. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 252 outlet stores in the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as 460 retail and outlet stores internationally; and Websites under the Hanes, One Hanes Place, JMS/Just My Size, and Champion names.. The company also sells its products in Europe, Australia, Asia, Latin America, Canada, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. Hanesbrands Inc. was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Twilio Inc. (TWLO) had a active trading with around 9.95M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.57M. The stock traded between $30.75 and $34.24 before closing at the price of $32.81 with 4.36% change on the day. The San Francisco California 94107 based company is currently trading 38.67% above its 52 week low of $23.66 and -53.76% below its 52 week high of $70.96. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $38.1 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Twilio Inc. provides cloud communications platform that enables developers to build, scale, and operate communications within software applications through the cloud as a pay-as-you-go service in the United States and internationally. It offers programmable communications cloud software that enables developers to embed voice, messaging, video, and authentication capabilities into their applications through application programming interfaces. The company also provides use case products, such as a two-factor authentication solution. Twilio Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered San Francisco, California.

PharmAthene, Inc. (PIP) saw its value decrease by -12.17% as the stock dropped $-0.14 to finish the day at a closing price of $1.01. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $0.47-$3.5 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $1 to $1.19 during the day, are down by -63.93% in the past three months and down by -60.24% over the past six months. It is currently trading -65.81% below its 20 day moving average and -67.6% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $6 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 20.06.The technical indicator lead us to believe the stock will reverse recent losses any time soon.

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

 

Stocks on the Move: iRobot Corporation (IRBT), New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR)

iRobot Corporation (IRBT) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -12.93% or $-7.92 to close the day at $53.32 on active trading volume of 5.88M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 425.35K. The Bedford Massachusetts 01730 based company has been outperforming the appliances group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 61.14%, compared to the industry which has advanced 10.26% over the same period. With RSI of 29.44, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $55.8, making it a hold for now.

iRobot Corporation designs, builds, and sells robots for the consumer market worldwide. It offers Roomba robot vacuums for cleaning the floors; iRobot Braava family of mopping robots; iRobot Looj gutter cleaning robots; and iRobot Mirra pool cleaning robots. The company sells its robots through distribution channels including chain stores, national retailers, its online store, and value-added distributors and resellers. iRobot Corporation was founded in 1990 and is based in Bedford, Massachusetts.

New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ) climbed 0.89% during last trading as the stock added $0.14 to finish the day at $15.8 with about 5.86M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.86M. The $3.95B market cap company, which fluctuated between $15.65 and $15.82 during the day, currently situated 86.59% above its 52 week low of $9.9 and -3.25% away from its one year high of $16.43. The RSI of 49.55 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

New Residential Investment Corp., a real estate investment trust, focuses on investing in and managing residential mortgage related assets in the United States. It operates through Servicing Related Assets, Residential Securities and Loans, and Other Investments segments. The company invests in excess mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) on residential mortgage loans; and in servicer advances, including the basic fee component of the related MSRs. It also acquires and manages a diversified portfolio of credit sensitive real estate securities, such as non-agency and agency residential mortgage backed securities; and acquires residential mortgage loans comprising performing, non-performing, re-performing, and reverse mortgage loans. In addition, the company has an interest in a portfolio of consumer loans, including unsecured and homeowner loans. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in New York, New York.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) saw its value decrease by -14.8% as the stock dropped $-0.04 to finish the day at a closing price of $0.21. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $0.17-$2.68 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $0.21 to $0.25 during the day, are down by -67.73% in the past three months and down by -85% over the past six months. It is currently trading -70.33% below its 20 day moving average and -73.85% 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 27.01. The technical indicator led us to believe the stock will reverse recent losses any time soon.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, acquires and develops oil and natural gas properties in the United States. It owns properties, and oil and natural gas reserves primarily located in 10 operating basins, including the Green River Basin in Wyoming; the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico; the Gulf Coast Basin in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama; the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma and North Texas; the Piceance Basin in Colorado; the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming and Montana; the Arkoma Basin in Arkansas and Oklahoma; the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana; the Wind River Basin in Wyoming; and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. As of December 31, 2015, the company had total estimated proved reserves of 2,289.3 million barrels of oil equivalent, as well as owned working interests in 14,459 gross productive wells and approximately 881,508 gross undeveloped acres. Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. On February 1, 2017, Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC, along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

 

Stocks on the Move: Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN), Triangle Petroleum Corporation (TPLM), KB Home (KBH)

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 2.1% or $0.37 to close the day at $17.95 on active trading volume of 1.52M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.42M. The Tampa Florida 33607 based company has been outperforming the restaurants group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 13.2%, compared to the industry which has advanced 10.08% over the same period. With RSI of 58.25, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $20.4, making it a hold for now.

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates casual, upscale casual, and fine dining restaurants primarily in the United States. It operates restaurants under various concepts, including Outback Steakhouse, a casual steakhouse restaurant; Carrabba’s Italian Grill, a casual Italian restaurant; Bonefish Grill, an upscale casual seafood restaurant; and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, a contemporary steakhouse. As of June 26, 2016, the company owned and operated 1,335 restaurants and franchised 166 restaurants across 48 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam, as well as 20 countries internationally. Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

Triangle Petroleum Corporation (TPLM) fell -5.53% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.01 to finish the day at $0.31 with about 1.5M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.85M. The $24.01M market cap company, which fluctuated between $0.2961 and $0.332 during the day, currently situated 130.27% above its 52 week low of $0.1328 and -85.71% away from its one year high of $2.14. The RSI of 54.22 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

KB Home (KBH) saw its value increase by 0.43% as the stock gained $0.07 to finish the day at a closing price of $16.32. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $9.74-$17.38 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $16.06 to $16.36 during the day, are up by 11.26% in the past three months and up by 5.56% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.89% below its 20 day moving average and -0.19% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $16.92 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 45.86. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

KB Home operates as a homebuilding company in the United States. It builds and sells various homes, including attached and detached single-family residential homes, townhomes, and condominiums primarily for first-time, move-up, and active adult homebuyers. The company also provides property and casualty insurance, as well as earthquake, flood, and personal property insurance to its homebuyers; title services; and mortgage banking services, including residential mortgage loan originations to its homebuyers. It has operations in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, The company was formerly known as Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation and changed its name to KB Home in January 2001. KB Home was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.