Nicole DeMars

Momentum Stocks: Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARNA), Inphi Corporation (IPHI), Iron Mountain Incorporated (IRM)

Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARNA) grew with the stock adding 1.36% or $0.02 to close at $1.49 on light trading volume of 1.27M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.74M. The San Diego California 92121 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 0.68% up for the period and up by 4.93% so far this year. With price target of $4.5 and a 11.04% rebound from 52-week low, Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes novel drugs that target G protein-coupled receptors to address unmet medical needs in the United States and South Korea. The company offers BELVIQ, a drug used to treat chronic weight management in adults. It is also developing a portfolio of programs in various therapeutic areas, including cardiovascular, central nervous system, and metabolic diseases. Its products under development include APD334, a modulator of the sphingosine 1-phosphate subtype 1 receptor for the treatment of a various autoimmune diseases, which is in Phase II clinical trials; and Ralinepag that is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. The company’s products under development also comprise APD371, an agonist of the cannabinoid-2 receptor that is in Phase I clinical trials for the treatment of pain; Nelotanserin, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of dementia-associated psychosis; Temanogrel, which is in Phase I clinical trials for thrombotic diseases; and Undisclosed Orphan GPCR that is in pre-clinical development for central nervous system indications. In addition, it manufactures drug products under a toll manufacturing agreement for Siegfried AG. Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in San Diego, California.

Inphi Corporation (IPHI) had a light trading with around 1.27M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 772.57K. The stock traded between $48.09 and $49.27 before closing at the price of $48.71 with -0.47% change on the day. The Santa Clara California 95054 based company is currently trading 120.71% above its 52 week low of $22.56 and -5.01% below its 52 week high of $51.28. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $49.67 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Inphi Corporation provides high-speed analog and mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, datacenter, and computing markets worldwide. The company’s analog and mixed signal semiconductor solutions offers high signal integrity at data speeds while reducing system power consumption. Its semiconductor solutions are designed to address bandwidth bottlenecks in networks, maximize throughput and minimize latency in computing environments, and enable the rollout of next generation communications, datacenter, and computing infrastructures. Its solutions provide a high-speed interface between analog signals and digital information in high-performance systems, such as telecommunications transport systems, enterprise networking equipment, datacenters and enterprise servers, storage platforms, test and measurement equipment, and military systems. The company also provides 10G/40G, 100G, and beyond 100G high-speed analog semiconductor solutions for the communications market and high-speed memory interface solutions for the computing market. Its products perform a range of functions, such as amplifying, encoding, multiplexing, demultiplexing, retiming, and buffering data and clock signals at speeds up to 100 Gbps. Inphi Corporation sells its products directly through its sales force, as well as through a network of sales representatives and distributors to original equipment manufacturers. The company was formerly known as TCom Communications, Inc. and changed its name to Inphi Corporation in February 2001. Inphi Corporation was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Iron Mountain Incorporated (IRM) saw its value increase by 0.62% as the stock gained $0.23 to finish the day at a closing price of $37.03. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $26.73-$41.5 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $36.67 to $37.18 during the day, are up by 11.71% in the past three months and up by 3.82% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.99% above its 20 day moving average and 9.38% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $40.8 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 74.65.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Iron Mountain Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides storage and information management services in North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. It operates through North American Records and Information Management Business, North American Data Management Business, Western European Business, and Other International Business segments. The company provides storage and information management services for physical records and other media, such as microfilm and microfiche, master audio and videotapes, film, X-rays, and blueprints, including healthcare information services, vital records services, and service and courier operations, as well as the collection, handling, disposal of sensitive documents for corporate customers. It also offers information destruction services primarily consist of physical secure shredding operations; document management solutions to develop, implement, and support storage and information management solutions for the complete lifecycle of its customers’ information; fulfillment services; technology escrow services that protect and manage source code; and professional consulting services, as well as sells resultant waste paper to third-party recyclers. In addition, the company is involved in the storage and rotation of backup computer media operations, including records management, data protection and recovery, server and computer backup services, and digital content repository systems to house, distribute, and archive key media assets, as well as for storage, safeguarding, and electronic or physical delivery of physical media primarily for the entertainment and media industry clients. It serves commercial, legal, banking, healthcare, accounting, insurance, entertainment, and government organizations. Iron Mountain Incorporated was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Momentum Stocks in Focus: Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (FET), Duke Realty Corporation (DRE), Fortinet, Inc. (FTNT)

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (FET) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 3.4% or $0.8 to close the day at $24.3 on light trading volume of 1.56M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 959.76K. The Houston Texas 77024 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas equipment & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 159.62%, compared to the industry which has advanced 39.26% over the same period. With RSI of 62.87, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $23.79, making it a hold for now.

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes products to the oil and natural gas industry in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Drilling & Subsea, and Production & Infrastructure. The Drilling & Subsea segment designs and manufactures products, and provides related services to the drilling, well and subsea construction, and completion and intervention markets. This segment also offers subsea technologies, including robotic vehicles and other capital equipment, specialty components and tooling, complementary subsea technical services and rental items, and applied products for subsea pipelines; drilling technologies consisting of capital equipment and a line of products consumed in the drilling and well intervention process; and down hole technologies comprising cementing and casing tools, completion products, and down hole protection solutions. The Production & Infrastructure segment designs and manufactures products, and provides related equipment and services to the well stimulation, production, and infrastructure markets. This segment supplies flow equipment, such as well stimulation consumable products, and related recertification and refurbishment services; production equipment, including well site production equipment and process equipment; and valve solutions comprising a range of industrial and process valves. In addition, the company designs, manufactures, and sells various completion and service tools, including retrievable and permanent packers, bridge plugs, and accessories to oilfield service providers, packer repair companies, and distributors. Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Duke Realty Corporation (DRE) retreated with the stock falling -0.16% or $-0.04 to close at $25.11 on light trading volume of 1.56M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.02M. The Indianapolis Indiana 46240 based company operating under the REIT – Industrial industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 34.23% up for the period and down by -5.46% so far this year. With price target of $28.11 and a 38.28% rebound from 52-week low, Duke Realty Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Fortinet, Inc. (FTNT) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.52% or $0.57 to close the day at $37.99 on lower than average trading volume of 1.55M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.71M. The Sunnyvale California 94086 based company has been outperforming the application software companies by 21.2013% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 26.13% YTD, versus the application software industry which is up 8.59% for the same period. The RSI of 81.54 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

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

 

Stocks To Track: Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (ALSN), Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ACUR), WCI Communities, Inc. (WCIC)

Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (ALSN) climbed 0.05% during last trading as the stock added $0.02 to finish the day at $37.08 with about 1.62M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.36M. The $6.19B market cap company, which fluctuated between $36.98 and $37.3 during the day, currently situated 84.47% above its 52 week low of $21.58 and -1.96% away from its one year high of $37.82. The RSI of 69.73 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells commercial and defense fully-automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, and medium- and heavy-tactical U.S. defense vehicles. It offers 13 transmission product lines with approximately 100 product models for various applications, including distribution, refuse, construction, fire, and emergency on-highway trucks; school, transit, and hybrid-transit buses; motor homes; energy, mining, and construction off-highway vehicles and equipment; and wheeled and tracked defense vehicles. The company markets its transmissions under Allison Transmission brand name; and remanufactured transmissions under ReTran brand name. It also sells branded replacement parts, support equipment, and other products necessary to service the installed base of vehicles utilizing its transmissions, as well as defense kits, engineering services, and extended transmission coverage services to various original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and the U.S. government. Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. serves customers through an independent network of approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. The company was formerly known as Clutch Holdings, Inc. Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ACUR) gained $0.06 to close the day at a new closing price of $0.98, a 6.52% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 97.98% above its 52 week low of $0.5. A total of 1.62M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 396.50K. The stock, which fluctuated between $0.88 and $1.07 during the day, currently situated -72.16% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 46.27% in the past one month and up by 6.52% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $6 and RSI of 59.44, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, researches, develops, and commercializes products to address medication abuse and misuse. It offers Oxaydo tablets, a Schedule II narcotic indicated for the management of acute and chronic moderate to pain; and Nexafed products, which are pseudoephedrine and acetaminophen tablets that are used as nasal decongestants in various non-prescription and prescription cold, sinus, and allergy products. The company has six additional opioid products in various stages of formulation development. Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has collaboration and license agreements with Egalet US, Inc.; Egalet Ltd.; and Egalet Corporation to manufacture and commercialize Oxaydo products worldwide. The company was founded in 1935 and is based in Palatine, Illinois.

WCI Communities, Inc. (WCIC) had a light trading with around 1.62M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 446.32K. The stock traded between $23.38 and $23.45 before closing at the price of $23.45 with 0.21% change on the day. The Bonita Springs Florida 34134 based company is currently trading 52.17% above its 52 week low of $15.41 and -3.42% below its 52 week high of $24.28. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 52.87 and $22.75 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

WCI Communities, Inc. operates as a lifestyle community developer and luxury homebuilder in Florida. The company operates in three segments: Homebuilding, Real Estate Services, and Amenities. The Homebuilding segment designs, builds, and sells single and multi-family homes, including luxury high-rise tower units targeting move-up, second-home, and active adult buyers. The Real Estate Services segment provides real estate brokerage, and title insurance and settlement services comprising closing and escrow services to individuals, real estate companies, and independent mortgage lenders. This segment also acts as a title agent for various national underwriters. The Amenities segment constructs, owns, and manages recreational amenities comprising championship golf courses with clubhouses, walking trails, resort style pools, marinas, movie theaters, town centers, and various restaurants, as well as fitness, spa, tennis, and recreational facilities. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned approximately 275,000 square feet of amenity space, as well as owned/leased 63,000 square feet of sales office space in Florida; and owned or controlled approximately 13,300 home sites, which included approximately 7,900 owned and 5,400 controlled. WCI Communities, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Bonita Springs, Florida.

 

Stocks To Watch: Kate Spade & Company (KATE), Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (SXL), Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALNY)

Kate Spade & Company (KATE) traded within a range of $18.62 to $18.88 after opening the day at $18.73. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.48% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.16% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $18.76 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -29.1% below its 52 week high of $26.46 and 33.81% above its 12-month low of $14.02. The shares are up by over 19.49% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 58.57 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Kate Spade & Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs and markets apparel and accessories. The company operates in three segments: KATE SPADE North America, KATE SPADE International, and Adelington Design Group. It offers briefcases, handbags, small leather goods, fashion accessories, jewelry, fragrances, and apparel for men, women, and children; and licensed products, including footwear, swimwear, watches, children’s wear, optics, tabletop products, legwear, electronics cases, furniture, bedding, and stationery. The company markets and sells its products under the AXCESS, KATE SPADE SATURDAY, JACK SPADE, MARVELLA, KATE SPADE, MONET, kate spade new York, and TRIFARI brand names. It also designs, develops, and supplies jewelry for the LIZ CLAIBORNE and MONET brands; licenses LIZ CLAIBORNE NEW YORK and LIZWEAR brands. The company sells its products through wholly-owned specialty retail and outlet stores, specialty retail and upscale department stores, and concession stores and upscale wholesale accounts; and a network of distributors, as well as e-commerce Websites. As of January 2, 2016, it had 104 specialty retail stores and 64 outlet stores in the United States; and 22 specialty retail stores and 13 outlet stores internationally, as well as 54 concessions. The company was formerly known as Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Kate Spade & Company in February 2014. Kate Spade & Company was founded in 1976 and is based in New York, New York.

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (SXL) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.92% or $-0.24 to close the day at $25.93 on light trading volume of 2.26M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.06M. The Newtown Square Pennsylvania 19073 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas pipelines group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 57.73%, compared to the industry which has advanced 75.71% over the same period. With RSI of 61.67, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $0, making it a hold for now.

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. transports, terminals, and stores crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids (NGLs). Its Crude Oil segment provides transportation, terminalling, and acquisition and marketing services to crude oil markets in the southwest, Midwest, and northeastern United States. It contains approximately 5,900 miles of crude oil trunk and gathering pipelines; and has interests in 3 crude oil pipelines. The segment also operates with an aggregate storage capacity of approximately 28 million barrels, including approximately 24 million barrels in Nederland, Texas; and approximately 3 million barrels in Pennsylvania. The Natural Gas Liquids segment offers transportation, storing, and acquisition and marketing activities that include pipelines, storage and blending facilities, and strategic off-take locations that provide access to multiple NGLs markets. It contains approximately 900 miles of NGLs pipelines located in the northeast and southwest United States. The segment operates with storage capacity of approximately 5 million barrels, including approximately 1 million barrels in Texas; and 3 million barrels in Pennsylvania. It also engages in blending activities. The Refined Products segment provides transportation and terminalling services in the northeast, Midwest, and southeast United States. It operates approximately 1,800 miles of refined products pipelines; 40 active refined products marketing terminals; and storage capacity of approximately 8 million barrels. Sunoco Partners LLC serves as the general partner of the company. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALNY) gained $4.33 to close the day at a new closing price of $44.96, a 10.66% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 43.28% above its 52 week low of $31.38. A total of 2.26M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.25M. The stock, which fluctuated between $40.93 and $46.54 during the day, currently situated -43.88% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.56% in the past one month and up by 19.7% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $63.57 and RSI of 62.39, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes novel therapeutics based on RNA interference. The company’s clinical development programs include Patisiran and Revusiran, which are in Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR); ALN-TTRsc02, an investigational RNAi therapeutic targeting TTR for the treatment of various forms of ATTR amyloidosis; Fitusiran, an investigational RNAi therapeutic that is in Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of hemophilia and rare bleeding disorders; ALN-CC5, which is in Phase I/II clinical trial for the treatment of complement-mediated diseases; and ALN-AS1 for the treatment of hepatic porphyrias. Its product development programs also include ALN-AAT for the treatment of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency-associated liver disease; ALN-PCSsc that is in Phase I clinical trial for hypercholesterolemia; ALN-HBV for the treatment of Hepatitis B virus; ALN-AC3 for the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia; ANGPTL3 for the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia and mixed hyperlipidemia; ALN-AGT for the treatment of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, including preeclampsia; ALN-GO1 for the treatment of primary hyperoxaluria type 1; ALN-HDV for the treatment of HDV infection; and ALN-PDL for the treatment of chronic liver infections. The company has strategic alliances and collaboration agreements with Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Novartis Pharma AG; Novartis/Arrowhead; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd; Roche/Arrowhead; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd.; Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Ascletis BioScience Co., Ltd.; Monsanto Company; Sanofi Genzyme; The Medicines Company; Arbutus Biopharma Corporation; Protiva Biotherapeutics, Inc.; The University of British Columbia; and Acuitas Therapeutics Inc. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

Stocks Buzz: McDermott International, Inc. (MDR), American Homes 4 Rent (AMH), Geron Corporation (GERN)

McDermott International, Inc. (MDR) managed to rebound with the stock declining 0% or $0 to close the day at $7.86 on light trading volume of 1.84M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.22M. The Houston Texas 77079 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas equipment & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 230.25%, compared to the industry which has advanced 39.26% over the same period. With RSI of 48.96, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $7.75, making it a hold for now.

McDermott International, Inc. provides engineering, procurement, construction and installation, and module fabrication services for upstream field developments worldwide. It operates through three segments: the Americas, Europe and Africa; the Middle East; and Asia. The company delivers fixed and floating production facilities, pipeline installations, and subsea systems from concept to commissioning for offshore and subsea oil and gas projects. Its operations include fabrication and offshore installation of fixed and floating structures; and the installation of pipelines and subsea systems, as well as provision of shallow water and deep water construction services. The company’s customers include national, integrated, and other oil and gas companies. McDermott International, Inc. was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

American Homes 4 Rent (AMH) grew with the stock adding 0.66% or $0.15 to close at $22.84 on light trading volume of 1.83M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.28M. The Agoura Hills California 91301 based company operating under the REIT – Residential industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 69.13% up for the period and up by 8.87% so far this year. With price target of $23.94 and a 75.43% rebound from 52-week low, American Homes 4 Rent has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

American Homes 4 Rent is a real estate investment trust. The firm engages in the acquisition, renovation, leasing, and operating single-family home rental properties in the United States. American Homes 4 Rent was founded in 2012 and is based in Malibu, California.

Geron Corporation (GERN) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 3.37% or $0.07 to close the day at $2.15 on higher than average trading volume of 1.82M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.29M. The Menlo Park California 94025 based company has been outperforming the biotechnology companies by 13.7497% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 3.86% YTD, versus the biotechnology industry which is down -2.66% for the same period. The RSI of 57.75 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Geron Corporation, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of telomerase inhibitor, imetelstat, for treating hematologic myeloid malignancies. It has collaboration and license agreement with Janssen Biotech, Inc. to develop and commercialize imetelstat worldwide for indications in oncology, including hematologic myeloid malignancies and other human therapeutic uses. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Menlo Park, California.

 

Stocks in Review: Superior Energy Services, Inc. (SPN), Tenet Healthcare Corp. (THC), Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB)

Superior Energy Services, Inc. (SPN) traded within a range of $17.41 to $17.91 after opening the day at $17.55. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 5.69% so far this year. The stock was up close to 3.06% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $17.84 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -10.04% below its 52 week high of $19.83 and 116.24% above its 12-month low of $8.25. The shares are up by over 23.29% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 50.07 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Superior Energy Services, Inc. provides specialized oilfield services and equipment to crude oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States, the Gulf of Mexico, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Drilling Products and Services; Onshore Completion and Workover Services; Production Services; and Technical Solutions. The Drilling Products and Services segment rents tubulars, including primary drill pipe strings, tubing landing strings, completion tubulars, and associated accessories; and manufactures and rents bottom hole tools, such as stabilizers, non-magnetic drill collars, and hole openers, as well as rents temporary onshore and offshore accommodation modules and accessories. The Onshore Completion and Workover Services segment offers pressure pumping services comprising hydraulic fracturing and high pressure pumping services used to complete and stimulate production in new oil and gas wells; fluid management services used to obtain, move, store, and dispose of fluids that are involved in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas reservoirs; and workover services consisting of installations, completions, and sidetracking of wells, as well as support for perforating operations. The Production Services segment provides intervention services, including coiled tubing, cased hole and mechanical wireline, hydraulic workover and snubbing, production testing and optimization, and remedial pumping services. The Technical Solutions segment offers pressure control services; completion tools and services, such as sand control systems, well screens and filters, and surface-controlled sub surface safety valves; and offshore well decommissioning services, including plugging and abandoning wells at the end of their economic life, and dismantling and removing associated infrastructure. Superior Energy Services, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Tenet Healthcare Corp. (THC) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 3.44% or $0.63 to close the day at $18.97 on light trading volume of 1.88M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.25M. The Dallas Texas 75202 based company has been underperforming the hospitals group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -23.88%, compared to the industry which has advanced 0.6% over the same period. With RSI of 64.49, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $24.19, making it a hold for now.

Tenet Healthcare Corp., together with its subsidiaries, primarily operates acute care hospitals and related healthcare facilities. The company operates through three segments: Hospital Operations and Other, Ambulatory Care, and Conifer. Its general hospitals offer acute care services, operating and recovery rooms, radiology services, respiratory therapy services, clinical laboratories, and pharmacies. The company also provides intensive, critical, and coronary care units; physical therapy, orthopedic, oncology, and outpatient services; tertiary care services, including open-heart surgery, neonatal intensive care, and neurosciences; quaternary care services for heart, liver, kidney, and bone marrow transplants; quaternary pediatric and burn services; gamma-knife brain surgery; and cyberknife radiation therapy for tumors and lesions in the brain, lung, neck, and spine. In addition, it offers clinical research programs related to cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, neurological disorders, genitourinary diseases, and various cancers, as well as drug and medical device studies. Further, the company operates freestanding ambulatory surgery and imaging centers, short-stay surgical facilities, and Aspen’s hospitals and clinics. Additionally, it offers operational management for patient access, accounts receivable management, health information management, revenue integrity, and patient financial services; communications and engagement solutions; and clinical integration, financial risk management, and population health management services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 86 hospitals, 20 short-stay surgical hospitals, and approximately 475 outpatient centers; and 9 private hospitals and clinics, as well as 249 ambulatory surgery, 20 imaging, and 35 urgent care centers in the United Kingdom. Tenet Healthcare Corp. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB) gained $0.31 to close the day at a new closing price of $29.39, a 1.07% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 37.71% above its 52 week low of $23.08. A total of 1.87M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 850.76K. The stock, which fluctuated between $29.05 and $29.69 during the day, currently situated -7.37% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.03% in the past one month and up by 20.26% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $28.11 and RSI of 45.16, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, through Pebblebrook Hotel, L.P., operates as a real estate investment trust. The company acquires and invests primarily in hotel properties located in the United States. It holds interests in the Doubletree Bethesda Hotel and Executive Meeting Center located in Bethesda, Maryland; Sir Francis Drake Hotel located in San Francisco, California; and InterContinental Buckhead Hotel located in Atlanta, Georgia. As a REIT, the company is not subject to federal income tax to the extent that it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

 

Stocks In Action: Dynegy Inc. (DYN), SLM Corporation (SLM), Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (SKX)

Dynegy Inc. (DYN) traded within a range of $8.3 to $8.81 after opening the day at $8.7. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.12% so far this year. The stock was down close to -2.64% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $8.47 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -61.52% below its 52 week high of $22.01 and 20.83% above its 12-month low of $7.01. The shares are down by over -1.63% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 39 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Dynegy Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and sells electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services in the United States. It operates in three segments, Coal, IPH, and Gas. The company sells its services on a wholesale basis from its power generation facilities. It has a fleet of 35 power plants in 8 states totaling approximately 26,000 megawatts of generating capacity. The company serves a range of customers, including regional transmission organizations, independent system operators, integrated utilities, municipalities, electric cooperatives, transmission and distribution utilities, and power marketers; financial participants, such as banks and hedge funds; and residential, commercial, and industrial end-users. Dynegy Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

SLM Corporation (SLM) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 3.08% or $0.37 to close the day at $12.4 on active trading volume of 4.4M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.36M. The Newark Delaware 19713 based company has been outperforming the credit services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 117.54%, compared to the industry which has advanced 32.95% over the same period. With RSI of 70.42, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $12.95, making it a hold for now.

SLM Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a saving, planning, and paying for education company in the United States. It offers private education loans to students and their families. The company also provides banking products, such as certificates of deposits, money market deposit accounts, and high yield savings accounts; and a consumer savings network that offers financial rewards on everyday purchases to help families save for college. SLM Corporation was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Newark, Delaware.

Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (SKX) gained $0.74 to close the day at a new closing price of $23.28, a 3.28% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 23.76% above its 52 week low of $18.81. A total of 4.38M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.17M. The stock, which fluctuated between $22.53 and $23.53 during the day, currently situated -32.07% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -9.13% in the past one month and up by 11.23% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $27.11 and RSI of 35.94, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Skechers U.S.A., Inc. designs, develops, markets, and distributes footwear for men, women, and children; and performance footwear for men and women under the Skechers GO brand name worldwide. It operates through three segments: Domestic Wholesale Sales, International Wholesale Sales, and Retail Sales. The company offers casual footwear, including boots, shoes, and sandals for men, as well as oxfords and slip-ons, lug outsole and fashion boots, and casual sandals for women; dress casuals, seasonal sandals and boots, and relaxed fit casuals for men and women; and casual fusion line for young men and women under the Skechers USA brand. It also provides footwear collection for men and women, including lightweight sport athletic lifestyle products, classic athletic-inspired styles, and sport sandals and boots under the Skechers Sport brand name; casual and sporty styles sneakers for females under the Skechers Active and Skechers Sport Active brand; and footwear for women and girls under the BOBS from Skechers name. In addition, the company offers casual, dress, and active styles, as well as casual sneakers for men under the Mark Nason name; technical footwear under the Skechers Performance brand; and boots, shoes, sneakers, and sandals for infants, toddlers, boys, and girls under the Skechers Kids name. Further, it provides men’s and women’s casuals, such as field boots, hikers, and athletic shoes under the Skechers Work brand. The company sells its products through approximately 1,545 company-owned and third-party retail stores; and department and specialty stores, as well as through its e-commerce Website in approximately 160 countries and territories. Skechers U.S.A., Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Manhattan Beach, California.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM), AT&T Inc. (T), Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ)

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM) had a active trading with around 15.94M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.64M. The stock traded between $61.54 and $66.59 before closing at the price of $63.55 with -10.64% change on the day. The Cambridge Massachusetts 02142 based company is currently trading 61.17% above its 52 week low of $46.5 and -11.29% below its 52 week high of $71.64. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 32.35 and $69.95 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Akamai Technologies, Inc. provides cloud services for delivering, optimizing, and securing content and business applications over the Internet in the United States and internationally. The company offers performance and security solutions designed to help Websites and business applications operate while offering protection against security threats. It also provides media content delivery solutions that are designed to deliver movies, television shows, live events, games, social media, software downloads, and other content on the Internet in fixed line and mobile networks; adaptive delivery solutions for streaming video content; and download delivery solution that offers accelerated distribution for large file downloads, including games, progressive media files, documents, and other file-based content. In addition, the company offers a suite of analytics tools to monitor online video viewer experiences and the effectiveness of Web software downloads, while measuring audience engagement, and quality of service performance; and NetStorage, a cloud storage solution, as well as media services to deliver live and on-demand content to various devices and platforms. Further, it provides cloud security solutions, which help customers avoid data theft and downtime, and protect Internet-facing infrastructure; and cloud networking solutions to help customers enhance enterprise branch office and retail store productivity and revenue by accelerating applications, reducing bandwidth costs, and extending the Internet and public clouds into private wide area networks. Additionally, the company offers network operator solutions that are designed to help carriers to operate a network that capitalizes on traffic growth and new subscriber services; and professional services and solutions. It sells its solutions through direct sales and service organization; and through active channel partners. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

AT&T Inc. (T) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.22% or $0.09 to close the day at $41.21 on light trading volume of 15.68M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 22.13M. The Dallas Texas 75202 based company has been outperforming the telecom services – domestic group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 17.87%, compared to the industry which has advanced 9.27% over the same period. With RSI of 49.41, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $42.24, making it a hold for now.

AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications and digital entertainment services. The company operates through four segments: Business Solutions, Entertainment Group, Consumer Mobility, and International. The Business Solutions segment offers wireless, fixed strategic, legacy voice and data, and wireless equipment services to business, governmental, and wholesale customers, as well as individual subscribers. The Entertainment Group segment provides video entertainment and audio programming channels to approximately 25.4 million subscribers; broadband and Internet services to 12.4 million residential subscribers; local and long-distance voice services to residential customers, as well as DSL Internet access services; and voice services over IP-based technology, and technical support and other customer service functions and equipment. The Consumer Mobility segment offers wireless services to consumers, and wireless wholesale and resale subscribers, such as long-distance and roaming services. This segment provides postpaid and prepaid wireless voice and data communications services; consulting, advertising, and application and co-location services; and sells a variety of handsets, wirelessly enabled computers, and personal computer wireless data cards through company-owned stores, agents, or third-party retail stores, as well as accessories, such as carrying cases and hands-free devices. The International segment offers video entertainment services to residential customers in Latin America, as well as wireless data and voice communication services in Mexico. This segment provides digital television services under the DIRECTV and SKY brands; postpaid and prepaid wireless services to approximately 8.7 million subscribers under the AT&T, Iusacell, Unefon, and Nextel Mexico brands; and sells a range of handsets. The company was formerly known as SBC Communications Inc. and changed its name to AT&T Inc. in November 2005. AT&T Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ) shares were up in last trading by 1.23% to $44.47. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.32% over the past week and fell -0.49% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.48% above its 50 day moving average and 2.35% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.75% decrease in value from its one year high of $46.4. The RSI indicator value of 54.94, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Mondelez International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets snack food and beverage products worldwide. The company offers biscuits, including cookies, crackers, and salted snacks; chocolates, and gums and candies; powdered beverages and coffee; and cheese and grocery products. Its primary brand portfolio includes LU, Nabisco and Oreo biscuits; Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk, and Milka chocolates; Trident gum; Jacobs Kaffee; and Tang powdered beverages. Mondelez International, Inc. sells its products to supermarket chains, wholesalers, supercenters, club stores, mass merchandisers, distributors, convenience stores, gasoline stations, drug stores, value stores, and other retail food outlets through direct store delivery, company owned and satellite warehouses, distribution centers, and other facilities, as well as through independent sales offices and agents. The company was formerly known as Kraft Foods Inc. and changed its name to Mondelez International, Inc. in October 2012. Mondelez International, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.

 

Investor’s Alert: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN), Halliburton Company (HAL), Exelon Corporation (EXC)

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.59% or $-0.08 to close the day at $13.4 on lower than average trading volume of 10.13M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 14.34M. The Columbus Ohio 43287 based company has been outperforming the regional – midwest banks companies by 28.8052% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 1.36% YTD, versus the regional – midwest banks industry which is down -0.79% for the same period. The RSI of 49.16 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated operates as a holding company for The Huntington National Bank that provides commercial, small business, consumer, and mortgage banking services. The company’s Retail and Business Banking segment offers financial products and services, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, consumer loans, and small business loans; and investments, insurance, interest rate risk protection, and foreign exchange and treasury management services. Its Commercial Banking segment provides corporate risk management and institutional sales, trading, and underwriting services; commercial property and casualty, employee benefits, personal lines, life and disability, and specialty lines of insurance; and brokerage and agency services for residential and commercial title insurance, as well as excess and surplus product lines of insurance. The company’s Automobile Finance and Commercial Real Estate segment offers financing for the purchase of vehicles; financing the acquisition of new and used vehicle inventory of franchised automotive dealerships; and financing for land, buildings, and other commercial real estate owned or constructed by real estate developers, automobile dealerships, or other customers. Its Regional Banking and The Huntington Private Client Group segment provides deposits, lending, and other banking services; wealth management services, and retirement plan and corporate trust services; and brokerage, annuities, advisory, and other investment products. The company’s Home Lending segment offers consumer loans and mortgages. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated also provides equipment leasing; and online, mobile, and telephone banking services. The company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

Halliburton Company (HAL) had a active trading with around 9.62M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.49M. The stock traded between $53.5 and $55.45 before closing at the price of $55.44 with 1.02% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77032 based company is currently trading 101.73% above its 52 week low of $27.96 and -5.68% below its 52 week high of $58.78. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 47.55 and $63.42 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products to the upstream oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company’s Completion and Production segment offers production enhancement services, including stimulation and sand control services; and cementing services, such as bonding the well, well casing, and casing equipment. It also provides completion tools that offer downhole solutions and services, including well completion products and services, intelligent well completions, liner hanger systems, sand control systems, and service tools; pressure control services comprising coiled tubing, hydraulic workover units, and downhole tools; and pipeline and process services, such as pre-commissioning and maintenance, subsea pipeline, conventional pipeline, and process services. In addition, this segment offers oilfield production and completion chemicals and services; electrical submersible pumps and progressive cavity pumps; and installation, maintenance, repair, and testing services. The company’s Drilling and Evaluation segment provides drilling fluid systems, performance additives, completion fluids, solids control, specialized testing equipment, and waste management services; and drilling systems and services. It also offers wireline and perforating services that include open-hole logging, cased-hole and slickline, borehole seismic, and formation and reservoir solutions; and drill bits and services comprising roller cone rock bits, fixed cutter bits, hole enlargement, and related downhole tools and services, as well as coring equipment and services. In addition, this segment offers integrated exploration, drilling, and production software, as well as related professional and data management services; testing and subsea services, such as acquisition and analysis of reservoir information and optimization solutions; and oilfield project management and integrated solutions. Halliburton Company was founded in 1919 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Exelon Corporation (EXC) traded within a range of $34.97 to $36.3 after opening the day at $35.25. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.73% so far this year. The stock was down close to -2.17% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $35.23 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -4.76% below its 52 week high of $37.7 and 20.85% above its 12-month low of $29.82. The shares are up by over 6.47% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 48.15 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Exelon Corporation, a utility services holding company, engages in the energy generation and delivery businesses in the United States and Canada. It owns electric generating facilities, such as nuclear, fossil, and hydroelectric generation facilities, as well as wind and solar facilities. The company also sells renewable energy and other energy-related products and services; and engages in natural gas and oil exploration and production activities, as well as sells electricity and natural gas to wholesale and retail customers. In addition, it is involved in the purchase and regulated retail sale of electricity, and the provision of electricity transmission and distribution services to retail customers in northern Illinois, southeastern Pennsylvania, and central Maryland. Further, the company engages in the purchase and regulated retail sale of natural gas, and the provision of gas distribution services to retail customers in the Pennsylvania counties surrounding the City of Philadelphia, as well as in central Maryland, including the City of Baltimore. It serves distribution utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, and financial institutions, as well as commercial, industrial, governmental, and residential customers. The company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT), Visa Inc. (V), International Paper Company (IP)

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) climbed 1.38% during last trading as the stock added $0.92 to finish the day at $67.81 with about 7.61M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.94M. The $209.02B market cap company, which fluctuated between $66.89 and $67.82 during the day, currently situated 11.92% above its 52 week low of $62.35 and -9.17% away from its one year high of $75.19. The RSI of 51.91 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. It operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam’s Club. The company operates discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, apparel stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and membership-only warehouse clubs; and retail Websites, such as walmart.com and samsclub.com. It offers grocery products, including meat, produce, natural and organics, deli and bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral and dry grocery, as well as consumables, such as health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods, and pet supplies; and health and wellness products, which include pharmacy, optical services, clinical services, over-the-counter drugs, and other medical products. The company also provides electronics, toys, cameras and supplies, photo processing services, cellular phones, cellular service plan contracts and prepaid service, movies, music, video games, and books; stationery, automotive, hardware and paint, and sporting goods, as well as fabrics, crafts, and seasonal merchandise; apparel for women, girls, men, boys, and infants, as well as shoes, jewelry, and accessories; and home furnishings, housewares and small appliances, bedding, home decor, outdoor living, and horticulture products. The company also provides fuel and financial services and related products, including money orders, prepaid cards, wire transfers, money transfers, check cashing, and bill payment. In addition, it offers brand name merchandise, including hardgoods, softgoods, and selected private-label items, such as Member’s Mark. As of June 20, 2016, it operated 11,527 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce Websites in 11 countries. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Visa Inc. (V) dropped $-0.69 to close the day at a new closing price of $85.09, a -0.8% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 29.67% above its 52 week low of $67.43. A total of 7.58M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 10.47M. The stock, which fluctuated between $85.08 and $85.84 during the day, currently situated -1.99% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.09% in the past one month and up by 3.34% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $95.48 and RSI of 64.66, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Visa Inc. operates as a payments technology company worldwide. The company facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners, and government entities. It operates VisaNet, a processing network that enables authorization, clearing, and settlement of payment transactions; and offers fraud protection for account holders and assured payment for merchants. The company also offers gateway services for merchants to accept, process, and reconcile payments; manage fraud; and safeguard payment security online, as well as processing services for participating issuers of visa debit, prepaid, and ATM payment products. In addition, it provides digital products, including Visa Checkout that offers consumers an expedited and secure payment experience for online transactions; and Visa Direct, a push payment product platform, which facilitates payer-initiated transactions that are sent directly to the Visa account of the recipient, as well as Visa token service that replaces the card account numbers from the transaction with a token. Further the company offers corporate (travel) and purchasing card products, as well as value-added services. It provides its services under the Visa, Visa Electron, Interlink, V PAY, and PLUS brands. The company has a strategic partnership agreement with Oman Arab Bank to convert the bank’s current electron cards to chip-and-PIN debit cards. Visa Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

International Paper Company (IP) had a active trading with around 7.57M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.88M. The stock traded between $51.67 and $53.96 before closing at the price of $53.1 with 1.86% change on the day. The Memphis Tennessee 38197 based company is currently trading 66.57% above its 52 week low of $32.86 and -9.79% below its 52 week high of $58.86. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 43.93 and $56.2 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The company operates through three segments: Industrial Packaging, Printing Papers, and Consumer Packaging. The Industrial Packaging segment manufactures containerboards, including linerboard, medium, whitetop, recycled linerboard, recycled medium, and saturating kraft. The Printing Papers segment produces printing and writing papers, such as uncoated papers for end use applications, including brochures, pamphlets, greeting cards, books, annual reports, and direct mail, as well as envelopes, tablets, business forms, and file folders. This segment sells uncoated papers under the Hammermill, Springhill, Williamsburg, Postmark, Accent, Great White, Chamex, Ballet, Rey, Pol, and Svetocopy brand names. It also produces pulp for manufacturing printing, writing, and specialty papers, as well as towels and tissues, filtration products, diapers, and sanitary napkins. The Consumer Packaging segment offers coated paperboards for various packaging and foodservice end uses, such as food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and tobacco products under the Everest, Fortress, and Starcote brand names. This segment also produces cups, lids, food containers, and plates. The company sells its packaging products, paper products, and other products directly to end users and converters, as well as through agents, resellers, and paper distributors. International Paper Company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.