Peter Elliott

3 Trending Stocks: NetApp, Inc. (NTAP), Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI), Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI)

NetApp, Inc. (NTAP) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.66% or $0.25 to close the day at $38.32 on light trading volume of 2.38M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.48M. The Sunnyvale California 94089 based company has been outperforming the data storage devices group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 79.75%, compared to the industry which has advanced 55.97% over the same period. With RSI of 68.59, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $36.77, making it a hold for now.

NetApp, Inc. provides software, systems, and services to manage and store computer data worldwide. It offers all-flash arrays that support data management across flash, disk, and cloud resources; hybrid arrays to deploy the speed of flash storage; Data ONTAP storage operating system that delivers integrated data protection, comprehensive data management, and built-in software for virtualized, shared infrastructures, cloud computing, and mixed workload business applications; and SANtricity operating system, which provides performance, reliability, and data protection for application-driven workloads. The company also provides SolidFire element operating system optimized for the storage requirements of a data center; NetApp StorageGRID software that allows organizations to store and manage massive amounts of data on premises and in the cloud; and AltaVault cloud-integrated storage solutions and services, which provide the ability to backup data to any cloud. In addition, it offers integrated data protection solutions; OnCommand management software and management integration tools; FlexArray storage virtualization software; and NetApp private storage for cloud, a family of enterprise storage solutions. Further, the company offers software and hardware maintenance, professional, and customer education and training services, as well as support solutions. It serves energy, financial services, government, high technology, Internet, life sciences, healthcare services, manufacturing, media, entertainment, animation, video postproduction, and telecommunications sectors through a direct sales force and channel partners. The company has a partnership with DarkMatter to jointly develop and deliver secure data storage and big data analytics solutions. NetApp, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) climbed 1.51% during last trading as the stock added $0.6 to finish the day at $40.21 with about 10.04M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.68M. The $29.88B market cap company, which fluctuated between $39.52 and $40.28 during the day, currently situated 53.03% above its 52 week low of $26.49 and -11.72% away from its one year high of $45.55. The RSI of 71.63 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. develops and publishes online, personal computer (PC), video game console, handheld, mobile, and tablet games. The company operates through two segments, Activision Publishing, Inc. and Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. The company develops, publishes, and sells interactive software products and content through retail channels or digital downloads; and downloadable content to a range of gamers. It also publishes subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing games; and strategy and role-playing games. In addition, the company maintains a proprietary online gaming service, Battle.net that facilitates the creation of user generated content, digital distribution, and online social connectivity in its games. Further, it engages in creating original film and television content; and provides warehousing, logistical, and sales distribution services to third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software, as well as manufacturers of interactive entertainment hardware products. The company serves retailers and distributors, including mass-market retailers, consumer electronics stores, discount warehouses, game specialty stores, and consumers through third-party distribution, licensing arrangements, and direct digital purchases in the United States, Canada, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China, and internationally. Activision Blizzard, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) saw its value decrease by -0.84% as the stock dropped $-0.04 to finish the day at a closing price of $4.72. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $3.29-$4.8 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $4.71 to $4.79 during the day, are up by 15.12% in the past three months and up by 9.02% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.45% above its 20 day moving average and 3.65% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $5.01 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 61. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States. The company broadcasts music plus sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather programs, including various music genres ranging from rock, pop and hip-hop to country, dance, jazz, Latin, and classical; live play-by-play sports from principal leagues and colleges; multitude of talk and entertainment channels for various audiences; national, international, and financial news; and local traffic and weather reports for 21 metropolitan markets. It also streams music and non-music channels over the Internet; and offer applications to allow consumers to access its Internet radio service on smartphones and tablet computers. In addition, the company distributes satellite radios through the sale and lease of new vehicles; and acquires subscribers through the sale and lease of previously owned vehicles with factory-installed satellite radios. Its satellite radio systems include satellites, terrestrial repeaters, and other satellite facilities; studios; and radios. Further, the company provides satellite television services, which offer music channels on the DISH NETWORK satellite television service as a programming package; Travel Link, a suite of data services that include graphical weather, fuel prices, sports schedule and scores, and movie listings; real-time traffic services; and real-time weather services. Additionally, it offers location-based services through two-way wireless connectivity, including safety, security, convenience, maintenance and data services, remote vehicles diagnostics, stolen or parked vehicle locator services, and monitoring of vehicle emission systems. The company also sells satellite and Internet radios directly to consumers through its Website, as well as through national and regional retailers. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Sirius XM Holdings Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN), E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD), Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW)

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.47% or $0.33 to close the day at $70.46 on higher than average trading volume of 1.96M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.87M. The Glenview Illinois 60026 based company has been outperforming the processed & packaged goods companies by -7.0265% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -0.42% YTD, versus the processed & packaged goods industry which is up 1.27% for the same period. The RSI of 40.74 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company manufactures, distributes, and sells infant formulas, children’s nutrition, and other nutritional products. It offers routine infant formula products as a breast milk substitute for healthy infants for use as the infant’s source of nutrition, as well as a supplement to breastfeeding under the Enfamil Premium, Enfapro Premium, Enfalac A+, and Enfamil A+ names; and solutions products to address common feeding tolerance problems, including spit-up, fussiness, gas, and lactose intolerance under the Enfamil Gentlease, Enfamil A.R., Enfamil ProSobee, and Enfamil LactoFree names. The company also provides specialty formula products, including formulas for addressing special medical needs, such as Nutramigen for cow’s milk protein allergies, as well as Puramino, an amino acid formula for cow’s milk protein allergies or multiple other food allergies; Enfamil Premature to meet the needs of premature and low birth weight infants; EnfaCare, a hypercaloric formula for premature babies at home; and produces medical foods for nutritional management of individuals with rare, inborn errors of metabolism comprising maple syrup urine disease and phenylketonuria. In addition, it offers children’s nutrition products comprising products for meeting children’s nutritional needs at toddlers and older children stage, as well as offer milk modifiers under the Enfagrow, Sustagen, Lactum, ChocoMilk, and Cal-C-Tose names; a range of other products, including pre-natal and post-natal nutritional supplements for expectant and nursing mothers under the Expecta and EnfaMama names; and pediatric vitamin products under the Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol name, as well as multivitamins and iron supplements for infants. The company sells its products to mothers, health care professionals, and retailers in approximately 50 countries in Asia, North America, Latin America, and Europe. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Glenview, Illinois.

  1. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) had a light trading with around 1.97M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.91M. The stock traded between $75.04 and $75.87 before closing at the price of $75.5 with -0.66% change on the day. The Wilmington Delaware 19805 based company is currently trading 49.64% above its 52 week low of $55.94 and -3.65% below its 52 week high of $78.36. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 54.53 and $79.31 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.
  2. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company operates as a science and technology based company. The company’s Agriculture segment offers corn hybrid, soybean, canola, sunflower, sorghum, inoculants, wheat, rice, seed products, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides, as well as offers crop protection products, such as weed control, disease control, and insect control products. Its Electronics & Communications segment provides various materials and systems, including photopolymers and electronic materials for photovoltaic, consumer electronics, displays, and advanced printing. The company’s Industrial Biosciences segment develops and manufactures a portfolio of enzymes and bio-based materials. Its Nutrition & Health segment offers cultures, probiotics, texturants, emulsifiers, natural sweeteners, and soy-based food ingredients for the food industry market. The company’s Performance Materials segment offers elastomers and thermoplastic, and thermoset engineering polymers; resins and films for packaging and industrial polymer applications, sealants and adhesives, and sporting goods; and elastomers, parts, and systems and solutions for automotive and transportation, packaging for food and beverages, electrical/electronic components, material handling, healthcare, construction, semiconductor, and aerospace markets. Its Safety & Protection segment provides nonwovens, aramids, and solid surfaces for the construction, transportation, communications, industrial chemicals, oil and gas, electric utilities, automotive, manufacturing, defense, homeland security, and safety consulting industries. The company markets its products through the company’s sales force and distributors in the United States and internationally. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company was founded in 1802 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) traded within a range of $72.75 to $73.54 after opening the day at $72.84. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 3.26% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.67% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $73.08 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -11.4% below its 52 week high of $83.65 and 18.79% above its 12-month low of $62.62. The shares are up by over 9.56% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 58.06 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It offers products for home maintenance, repair, remodeling, and decorating. The company provides home improvement products in various categories, such as lumber and building materials, tools and hardware, appliances, fashion fixtures, rough plumbing and electrical, lawn and garden, seasonal living, paint, flooring, millwork, kitchens, outdoor power equipment, and home fashions. It also offers installation services through independent contractors in various product categories; extended protection plans; and in-warranty and out-of-warranty repair services. The company sells its national brand-name merchandise and private branded products to homeowners, renters, and professional customers; and retail customers comprising individual homeowners and renters. As of January 29, 2016, it operated 1,857 home improvement and hardware stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company also sells its products through online sites comprising Lowes.com, Lowes.ca, and ATGstores.com, as well as through mobile applications. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Mooresville, North Carolina.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ), Newell Brands Inc. (NWL), Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY)

Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ) had a light trading with around 10.16M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.58M. The stock traded between $43.92 and $44.55 before closing at the price of $44.28 with -0.34% change on the day. The Deerfield Illinois 60015 based company is currently trading 25.54% above its 52 week low of $35.88 and -4.16% below its 52 week high of $46.4. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 50.37 and $49.71 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 2.27% or $1.05 to close the day at $47.33 on light trading volume of 3.93M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.23M. The Atlanta Georgia 30328 based company has been outperforming the housewares & accessories group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 23.34%, compared to the industry which has advanced 9.02% over the same period. With RSI of 56.28, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $57.31, making it a hold for now.

Newell Brands Inc. designs, sources, and distributes consumer and commercial products worldwide. The company offers markers and highlighters, pens, and pencils; art products; activity-based adhesive and cutting products; fine writing instruments; and labeling solutions under the Sharpie, Paper Mate, Expo, Prismacolor, Mr.Sketch, Elmer’s, X-Acto, Parker, Waterman, and Dymo Office brands. It also provides indoor/outdoor organization, food storage, and home storage products; durable beverage containers; gourmet cookware, bakeware, and cutlery; and hair care accessories under the Rubbermaid, Contigo, Bubba, Calphalon, and Goody brands; and home fragrance products under the WoodWick Candle brand. In addition, the company offers hand and power tool accessories, industrial band saw blades, tools for HVAC systems, and industrial label makers and printers under Irwin, Lenox, Hilmor, and Dymo Industrial brands; cleaning and refuse products, hygiene systems, and material handling solutions under the Rubbermaid Commercial Products brand names; and infant and juvenile products, such as car seats, strollers, highchairs, and playards directly under the Graco, Baby Jogger, Aprica, and Teutonia brands. Further, it provides branded consumer products, consumables, and household staples under the Yankee Candle, Waddington, Ball, Diamond, First Alert, NUK, and Pine Mountain brands; kitchen appliances and home environment products under the Crock-Pot, FoodSaver, Holmes, Mr. Coffee, Oster, Rainbow, and Sunbeam brands; products for outdoor and outdoor-related activities under the Coleman, Jostens, Berkley, Shakespeare, Rawlings, Völkl, K2, and Marmot brands; and plastic products, including closures, contact lens packaging, medical disposables, plastic cutlery, and rigid packaging under the Jarden name. The company was formerly known as Newell Rubbermaid Inc. and changed its name to Newell Brands Inc. in April 2016. The company was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY) shares were down in last trading by -0.29% to $10.22. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.39% over the past week and grew 1.79% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.99% above its 50 day moving average and 1.97% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.42% decrease in value from its one year high of $11.29. The RSI indicator value of 54.68, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. owns a portfolio of real estate related investments in the United States. It invests in various types of agency mortgage-backed securities and related derivatives to hedge these investments; and residential credit investments, such as credit risk transfer securities and non-agency mortgage-backed securities. The company also acquires, finances, and manages commercial loans and other commercial real estate debt, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and other commercial real estate-related assets. In addition, it engages in corporate middle market lending transactions; and operates as a broker-dealer. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT). As a REIT, it is not subject to federal income tax to the extent that it distributes its taxable income to its shareholders. Annaly Capital Management, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in New York, New York.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP), ConocoPhillips (COP), Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR)

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) traded within a range of $25.77 to $26.23 after opening the day at $25.87. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 6.37% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.47% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $26.21 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding 0.58% above its 52 week high of $26.23 and 54.86% above its 12-month low of $17.52. The shares are up by over 17.66% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 68.06 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

ConocoPhillips (COP) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.7% or $1.28 to close the day at $48.76 on active trading volume of 7.46M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.05M. The Houston Texas 77079 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 29.55%, compared to the industry which has advanced 40.33% over the same period. With RSI of 43.79, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $57.73, making it a hold for now.

ConocoPhillips explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and natural gas liquids worldwide. Its portfolio includes resource-rich North American tight oil and oil sands assets; lower-risk legacy assets in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia; various international developments; and an inventory of conventional and unconventional exploration prospects. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR) gained $0.57 to close the day at a new closing price of $48.56, a 1.19% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 187.68% above its 52 week low of $16.88. A total of 2.03M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.88M. The stock, which fluctuated between $47.25 and $48.58 during the day, currently situated -19.47% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -5.53% in the past one month and down by -3.54% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $61.03 and RSI of 32.57, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Continental Resources, Inc. explores for, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas properties in the north, south, and east regions of the United States. The company sells its crude oil and natural gas production to energy marketing companies, crude oil refining companies, and natural gas gathering and processing companies. As of December 31, 2015, its estimated proved reserves were 1,226 million barrels of crude oil equivalent (MMBoe) with estimated proved developed reserves of 525 MMBoe. Continental Resources, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 

Stocks Under Consideration: Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA), Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ), Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)

Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) grew with the stock adding 0.52% or $1.3 to close at $251.93 on light trading volume of 4.11M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.6M. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company operating under the Auto Manufacturers – Major industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 27.92% up for the period and up by 17.9% so far this year. With price target of $240.94 and a 78.61% rebound from 52-week low, Tesla Motors, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and stationary energy storage products in the United States, China, Norway, and internationally. It primarily offers sedans and sport utility vehicles. The company also offers electric vehicle powertrain components and systems to other manufacturers. It sells its products through a network of Tesla stores and galleries, as well as through Internet. In addition, the company designs, manufactures, installs, monitors, maintains, leases, and sells solar energy systems to government, residential, and commercial customers; and sells electricity generated by solar energy systems to customers. Tesla Motors, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ) had a light trading with around 1.26M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.65M. The stock traded between $40.25 and $41.04 before closing at the price of $41.04 with 0.74% change on the day. The Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73105 based company is currently trading 249.4% above its 52 week low of $12.69 and -3.02% below its 52 week high of $42.32. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $55 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Williams Partners L.P. operates as an energy infrastructure company. It operates through Central, Northeast G&P, Atlantic-Gulf, West, and NGL & Petchem Services segments. The Central segment provides gathering, treating, and compression services to producers in the Barnett shale region of north-central Texas, the Eagle Ford shale region of south Texas, the Haynesville shale region of northwest Louisiana, and the Mid-Continent region. The Northeast G&P segment engages in the natural gas gathering and processing, and NGL fractionation businesses in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, and Ohio. The Atlantic-Gulf segment engages in the interstate natural gas pipeline; and natural gas gathering and processing, and crude oil production handling and transportation activities in the Gulf Coast region. The West segment engages in the natural gas gathering, processing, and treating operations in New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming, as well as operates the interstate natural gas pipeline and the Northwest Pipeline. The NGL & Petchem Services segment engages in the operation of an olefins production facility in Geismar, Louisiana; a refinery grade propylene splitter, and various petrochemical and feedstock pipelines in the Gulf Coast region; an oil sands offgas processing plant near Fort McMurray, Alberta; an (natural gas liquids) NGL/olefin fractionation facility; and storage facilities and an NGL fractionator near Conway, Kansas, as well as NGL and natural gas marketing business. WPZ GP LLC serves as the general partner of the company. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Williams Partners L.P. operates as a subsidiary of Williams Companies, Inc.

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) saw its value increase by 0.32% as the stock gained $0.14 to finish the day at a closing price of $44.07. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $26.15-$45.08 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $43.67 to $44.15 during the day, are up by 5.48% in the past three months and up by 13.58% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.54% above its 20 day moving average and 7.53% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $45.86 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 65.4.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Yahoo! Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides search and display advertising services on Yahoo properties and affiliate sites worldwide. The company offers Yahoo Search that serves as a guide for users to discover information on the Internet; Yahoo Mail, which connects users to the people and content; and Yahoo Messenger, an instant messaging service, which enables users to connect, communicate, and share experiences in real-time. It also provides digital content products, including Yahoo News, which gives users to discover, consume, and engage around the news, content, and video; Yahoo Sports, which serves audiences of sports enthusiasts; Yahoo Finance that offers a range of financial data, information, and tools; Yahoo Lifestyle to engage users passionate about style and fashion; and Tumblr, which provides a Web platform and mobile applications on iOS and android to create, share, and curate content, as well as Tumblr messaging that enables users to engage with other users that share their same interests and passions. In addition, the company provides advertiser products, such as Yahoo Gemini, a marketplace for search and native advertising; and BrightRoll, which offers a suite of media-agnostic tools to enable advertisers, publishers, and partners connect with users across ad formats and devices. Further, it offers advertising formats; and digital advertising products, such as Yahoo native, Yahoo video, Yahoo premium, and Yahoo audience ads. Additionally, the company offers Yahoo Mobile Developer suite consisting of Flurry Analytics, Yahoo App Publishing, Yahoo App Marketing, and Tumblr In-App Sharing tools to measure, monetize, advertise, and improve their apps. Yahoo! Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

 

Stocks To Track: Visa Inc. (V), ONEOK, Inc. (OKE), Boston Properties, Inc. (BXP)

Visa Inc. (V) fell -1.18% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.99 to finish the day at $82.71 with about 7.43M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.16M. The $192.46B market cap company, which fluctuated between $82.1 and $83.28 during the day, currently situated 26.04% above its 52 week low of $66.12 and -1.85% away from its one year high of $84.27. The RSI of 60.3 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, 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.

ONEOK, Inc. (OKE) gained $1.34 to close the day at a new closing price of $55.11, a 2.49% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 208.07% above its 52 week low of $18.88. A total of 2M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.85M. The stock, which fluctuated between $53.65 and $55.25 during the day, currently situated -6.29% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.89% in the past one month and up by 15.66% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $52.53 and RSI of 46.84, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

ONEOK, Inc., through its general partner interests in ONEOK Partners, L.P., engages in the gathering, processing, storage, and transportation of natural gas in the United States. It operates through the Natural Gas Gathering and Processing, the Natural Gas Liquids, and the Natural Gas Pipelines segments. The company gathers, treats, fractionates, stores, and transports natural gas liquids (NGL), as well as owns natural gas liquids gathering and distribution pipelines, natural gas liquids distribution and refined petroleum products pipelines, and terminal and storage facilities; and operates interstate and intrastate regulated natural gas transmission pipelines and natural gas storage facilities, as well as stores, markets, and distributes NGL products to petrochemical manufacturers, heating fuel users, ethanol producers, refineries, exporters, and propane distributors. It also owns and operates a parking garage in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma; and leases excess office space to others. ONEOK, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Boston Properties, Inc. (BXP) had a light trading with around 1.02M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 904.23K. The stock traded between $130.4 and $132.37 before closing at the price of $130.9 with 0.48% change on the day. The Boston Massachusetts 02199 based company is currently trading 24.62% above its 52 week low of $107.28 and -8.13% below its 52 week high of $144.02. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 57.01 and $135.95 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Boston Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and development of office properties. Its properties are located in Boston, Massachusetts; Washington, D.C.; midtown Manhattan, New York; San Francisco, California; and Princeton, New Jersey. As of December 31, 2008, the company owned interests in 147 properties, totaling approximately 49.8 million net rentable square feet and structured parking for vehicles containing approximately 11.2 million square feet. Its properties also included 143 office properties, 1 hotel, and 3 retail properties. In addition, the company owned or controlled an undeveloped land totaling approximately 509.3 acres. Boston Properties, Inc. has elected to be taxed as REIT under the Internal Revenue Code and would not be subject to federal income taxes, if it distributes approximately at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. The company was founded in 1970 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Stocks To Track: Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (RGLS), SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU), Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (EEP)

Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (RGLS) fell -42.22% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.95 to finish the day at $1.3 with about 8.13M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 577.95K. The $68.81M market cap company, which fluctuated between $1.05 and $1.5 during the day, currently situated -38.97% below its 52 week low of $1.05 and -85.39% away from its one year high of $8.9. The RSI of 19.57 indicates the stock is oversold at the current levels, buy for now.

Regulus Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery and development of drugs that target RNAs to treat a range of diseases in the United States. The company uses its microRNA product platform to develop anti-miRs, which are chemically modified and single-stranded oligonucleotides. Its clinical development products include RG-101, a GalNAc-conjugated anti-miR targeting miR-122 to treat patients with hepatitis C virus infection; RG-012, an anti-miR targeting microRNA-21 for the treatment of Alport syndrome; and RG-125, a GalNAc-conjugated anti-miR targeting microRNA-103/107 to treat nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in patients with type 2 diabetes/pre-diabetes. The company has strategic alliance with GSK to discover and develop microRNA therapeutics for immuno-inflammatory diseases; Sanofi to discover and develop microRNA therapeutics for fibrotic diseases; AstraZeneca AB to discover and develop microRNA therapeutics for cardiovascular diseases, metabolic diseases, and oncology; and Biogen Inc. to evaluate the use of microRNA signatures as a biomarker for human patients with various sclerosis. Regulus Therapeutics Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) dropped $-0.09 to close the day at a new closing price of $3.86, a -2.28% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock -2.03% below its 52 week low of $3.81. A total of 7.81M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.84M. The stock, which fluctuated between $3.81 and $3.98 during the day, currently situated -37.44% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -19.58% in the past one month and down by -11.47% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $5.04 and RSI of 27.59, the stock still has upside potential, making it a buy for now.

SUPERVALU INC., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a grocery wholesaler and retailer in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Wholesale, Save-A-Lot, and Retail. The Wholesale segment offers wholesale distribution of various food and non-food products to independent retail customers, such as single and multiple grocery store independent operators, regional chains, and the military. This segment operates approximately 1,796 stores with a network spanning 40 states. The Save-A-Lot segment owns, operates, and licenses 1,360 discount grocery stores under the Save-A-Lot banner, including 897 licensed Save-A-Lot stores and 463 company-operated stores. The Retail segment operates retail stores that provide groceries and various additional products, including general merchandise, home, health and beauty care, and pharmacy products. This segment operates 200 stores under the Cub Foods, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, Shop ’n Save, Farm Fresh, and Hornbacher’s banners, as well as 2 Rainbow and 2 County Market stores. The company provides a range of brand name and private-label products comprising perishable and nonperishable grocery products. SUPERVALU INC. was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (EEP) had a active trading with around 7.48M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.12M. The stock traded between $18.6 and $21 before closing at the price of $19.01 with -10.88% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77002 based company is currently trading 44.12% above its 52 week low of $14.27 and -27.36% below its 52 week high of $26.37. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 20.18 and $25.39 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. owns and operates a diversified portfolio of crude oil and natural gas transportation systems in the United States. It operates through two segments, Liquids and Natural Gas. The Liquids segment operates Lakehead system that consists of interstate common carrier crude oil and liquid petroleum pipeline, and storage assets, which transports crude oil and liquid petroleum from western Canada to the United States. This segment also operates North Dakota crude oil system that consists of approximately 683 miles long, has 23 pump stations, delivery points, and storage facilities with a storage capacity of approximately 1.8 million barrels; and Mid-Continent system, which includes approximately 433 miles of crude oil pipelines and 23.6 million barrels of storage capacity. This segment serves integrated oil companies, independent oil producers, and refiners and marketers. The Natural Gas segment operates natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) gathering and transportation pipeline systems, natural gas processing and treating facilities, and NGL fractionation facility, as well as provides trucking, rail, and liquids marketing services in east and north Texas, as well as the Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma. This segment operates approximately 10,900 miles of natural gas and NGL gathering and transmission pipelines. This segment also offers natural gas supply, transportation, balancing, storage, and sales services. This segment serves natural gas aggregators, wholesale customers, refiners and petrochemical producers, fractionators, propane distributors, and industrial customers, various third parties, and end users. Enbridge Energy Company, Inc. operates as a general partner of Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. The company was formerly known as Lakehead Pipe Line Partners, L.P. and changed its name to Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. in 2001. Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks Roundup: Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR), Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (CIE), Avon Products, Inc. (AVP)

Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) retreated with the stock falling -5.24% or $-1.57 to close at $28.41 on active trading volume of 5.87M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.91M. The El Dorado Arkansas 71730 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 52.47% up for the period and down by -8.74% so far this year. With price target of $32.39 and a 92.22% rebound from 52-week low, Murphy Oil Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Murphy Oil Corporation operates as an oil and gas exploration and production company worldwide. It explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The company was formerly known as Murphy Corporation and changed its name to Murphy Oil Corporation in 1964. Murphy Oil Corporation was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in El Dorado, Arkansas.

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (CIE) had a active trading with around 5.7M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.67M. The stock traded between $1.02 and $1.14 before closing at the price of $1.03 with -8.04% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77024 based company is currently trading 33.77% above its 52 week low of $0.77 and -73.11% below its 52 week high of $3.81. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $2.69 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Cobalt International Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an oil and gas exploration and production company primarily in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The company holds interests in the North Platte, Shenandoah, Anchor, and Heidelberg fields located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico; and the Diaba block located offshore Gabon. As of December 31, 2015, it had net proved undeveloped reserves of 5.6 million barrels (MMBbls) of oil; 0.3 MMBbls of natural gas liquids; and 1.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) saw its value increase by 2.68% as the stock gained $0.15 to finish the day at a closing price of $5.74. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $2.61-$6.96 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $5.38 to $5.8 during the day, are down by -14.71% in the past three months and up by 41.03% over the past six months. It is currently trading 5.2% above its 20 day moving average and 5.31% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $6.45 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 57.4.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Avon Products, Inc. manufactures and markets beauty and related products worldwide. It offers beauty products, which consists of skincare products, including personal care products, as well as fragrances and color cosmetics; and fashion and home products consisting of jewelry, watches, apparel, footwear, accessories, gift and decorative products, housewares, entertainment and leisure products, children’s products, and nutritional products. The company markets its products through direct selling by representatives. Avon Products, Inc. was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Stocks In Queue: Antero Resources Corporation (AR), CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF), Akorn, Inc. (AKRX)

Antero Resources Corporation (AR) fell -4.68% during last trading as the stock lost $-1.21 to finish the day at $24.63 with about 4.3M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.53M. The $7.73B market cap company, which fluctuated between $24.39 and $25.55 during the day, currently situated 14.83% above its 52 week low of $21.45 and -19.67% away from its one year high of $30.66. The RSI of 44.62 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores, and develops natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2015, the company had 569,000 net acres of oil and gas properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. It also owned and operated 182 miles of gas gathering pipelines in the Marcellus Shale; and 110 miles of low-pressure, high-pressure, and condensate pipelines in the Utica Shale. The company was formerly known as Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation and changed its name to Antero Resources Corporation in June 2013. Antero Resources Corporation was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Antero Resources Corporation is a subsidiary of Antero Resources Investment LLC.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) dropped $-1.12 to close the day at a new closing price of $35.39, a -3.07% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 74.77% above its 52 week low of $20.77. A total of 4.16M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.05M. The stock, which fluctuated between $35.12 and $36.28 during the day, currently situated -4.79% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 11.89% in the past one month and up by 45.93% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $31.6 and RSI of 61.11, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizers and other nitrogen products worldwide. The company operates through Ammonia, Granular Urea, UAN, AN, Other, and Phosphate segments. Its primary nitrogen fertilizer products include ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate, and ammonium nitrate. The company also provides diesel exhaust fluid, urea liquor, nitric acid, and aqua ammonia as well as compound fertilizer product, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilizer. It offers products primarily to cooperatives, independent fertilizer distributors, farmers, and industrial users. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.

Akorn, Inc. (AKRX) had a active trading with around 4.12M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.69M. The stock traded between $17.74 and $19.6 before closing at the price of $18.29 with -6.92% change on the day. The Lake Forest Illinois 60045 based company is currently trading 4.1% above its 52 week low of $17.57 and -48.33% below its 52 week high of $35.4. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 27.54 and $27.54 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Akorn, Inc., a specialty generic pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and markets generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals, as well as private-label over-the-counter (OTC) consumer health products and animal health pharmaceuticals in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Prescription Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Health. The Prescription Pharmaceuticals segment markets generic and branded ophthalmics, injectables, oral liquids, otics, topicals, inhalants, and nasal sprays. This segment’s generic products include Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution; Clobetasol Propionate Ointment; Dehydrated Alcohol Injection; Ephedrine Sulfate Injection; Hydralazine Hydrochloride Injection; Lidocaine Ointment; Methylene Blue Injection; Myorisan Soft Gelatin Capsules; Nembutal Sodium Solution; and Progesterone Capsules. The Consumer Health segment markets branded and private label animal health products, as well as OTC products for the treatment of dry eye under the TheraTears brand name. This segment also markets other OTC consumer health products, including Mag-Ox, a magnesium supplement, as well as the Diabetic Tussin line of cough and cold products. Akorn, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.

 

Stocks Buzz: Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IMNP), MannKind Corporation (MNKD), QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP)

Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IMNP) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.25% or $0.01 to close the day at $0.2 on light trading volume of 3.05M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.86M. The New York New York 10016 based company has been underperforming the drug manufacturers – major group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -63.19%, compared to the industry which has advanced 3.6% over the same period. With RSI of 49.85, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $3, making it a hold for now.

Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes novel targeted therapeutics in the immuno-inflammation and immuno-oncology areas. The company’s lead product candidate is Bertilimumab, a human monoclonal antibody, which is in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of ulcerative colitis, bullous pemphigoid, and Crohn’s disease. It is also developing NanoCyclo, a topical nanocapsule formulation of cyclosporine, for the treatment of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis; Ceplene, a small molecule, which has completed Phase III clinical trials targeting the Histamine-2 Receptor to overcome immunosuppression in Acute Myeloid Leukemia and other malignancies; Azixa, a Phase II clinical trial novel microtubular destabilizer that functions as a vascular disruption agent; and Crolibulin, a novel small molecule vascular disruption agent and apoptosis inducer, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of patients with solid tumors. The company’s products also include NanomAbs technology platform, an antibody-drug conjugate platform for the treatment of cancer; novel technology platform for the construction of bispecific antibodies for immunotherapies; and AmiKet, a prescription topical analgesic cream, which is in Phase III clinical trial to treat peripheral neuropathies. It has license, and other collaborative research and development arrangements with BioNanoSim Ltd.; Yissum Research Development Company of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd.; Atlante Biotech SAS; Shire Biochem, Inc.; Lonza Sales AG; MabLife SAS; iCo Therapeutics Inc.; Dalhousie University; and Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

MannKind Corporation (MNKD) retreated with the stock falling -3.98% or $-0.03 to close at $0.64 on light trading volume of 3.04M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.24M. 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 -35.6% down for the period and up by 0.88% so far this year. With price target of $0 and a 56.66% 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.

QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -3.96% or $-0.72 to close the day at $17.44 on lower than average trading volume of 3.01M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.27M. The Denver Colorado 80265 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas pipelines companies by 0.2292% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -5.27% YTD, versus the oil & gas pipelines industry which is up 2.03% for the same period. The RSI of 41.91 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

QEP Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a natural gas and crude oil exploration and production company in the United States. The company conducts exploration and production activities in the Pinedale Anticline in western Wyoming; the Williston Basin in North Dakota; the Uinta Basin in eastern Utah; the Permian Basin in western Texas; the Haynesville/Cotton Valley in northwestern Louisiana; and other proven properties in Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. As of December 31, 2015, it had estimated proved reserves of 3,620.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalents. The company sells its gas, oil, and natural gas liquids (NGL) to various customers, including gas-marketing firms, industrial users, local-distribution companies, crude oil refiners, and remarketers, as well as markets affiliate and third-party gas, oil, and NGL volumes. In addition, it operates a gas gathering system and an underground gas storage facility. QEP Resources, Inc. is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.