Stocks Alert: Twilio Inc. (TWLO), Avon Products, Inc. (AVP), HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (HDS)

Twilio Inc. (TWLO) retreated with the stock falling -0.93% or $-0.26 to close at $27.59 on light trading volume of 3.58M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.34M. The San Francisco California 94107 based company has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 0% down for the period and down by -4.37% so far this year. With price target of $38.44 and a 16.61% rebound from 52-week low, Twilio Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) dropped $-0.14 to close the day at a new closing price of $5.64, a -2.42% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 155.2% above its 52 week low of $2.32. A total of 3.56M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.62M. The stock, which fluctuated between $5.58 and $5.86 during the day, currently situated -18.97% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.68% in the past one month and down by -8.89% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $6.14 and RSI of 55.66, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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.

HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (HDS) shares were up in last trading by 1.78% to $41.68. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.74% over the past week and fell -0.53% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.95% above its 50 day moving average and 17.27% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -5.7% decrease in value from its one year high of $44.2. The RSI indicator value of 49.26, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

HD Supply Holdings, Inc. operates as an industrial distributor in North America. The company’s Facilities Maintenance segment offers electrical and lighting items, plumbing, appliances, janitorial supplies, hardware, kitchen and bath cabinets, window coverings, textiles and guest amenities, healthcare maintenance, and water and wastewater treatment products, as well as heating, ventilating, and air conditioning products. Its Waterworks segment provides pipes, fittings, valves, hydrants, and meters for use in the construction, maintenance, and repair of water and waste-water systems, as well as fire-protection systems; and smart meters, fusible piping solutions, and engineered treatment plant products and services. The company’s Construction & Industrial—White Cap segment offers tilt-up brace systems, forming and shoring systems, concrete chemicals, hand and power tools, cutting tools, rebar, ladders, safety and fall arrest equipment, screws and fasteners, sealants and adhesives, drainage pipes, geo-synthetics, erosion and sediment control equipment, and other engineered materials used in non-residential and residential construction. Its Corporate & Other segment provides home improvement solutions, such as light remodeling and construction supplies, kitchen and bath cabinets, windows, plumbing materials, electrical equipment, and other products; and interior solutions comprising floorings, cabinets, countertops, and window coverings, as well as design center services. It serves contractors, maintenance professionals, home builders, industrial businesses, and government entities. The company was formerly known as HDS Investment Holding, Inc. and changed its name to HD Supply Holdings, Inc. in April 2013. HD Supply Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: Oclaro, Inc. (OCLR), SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU), Invesco Ltd. (IVZ)

Oclaro, Inc. (OCLR) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.61% or $-0.05 to close the day at $8.13 on lower than average trading volume of 3.53M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.36M. The San Jose California 95131 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor equipment & materials companies by 3.5793% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -9.16% YTD, versus the semiconductor equipment & materials industry which is up 5.8% for the same period. The RSI of 38.68 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Oclaro, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets lasers and optical components, modules, and subsystems for the optical communications, industrial, and consumer laser markets worldwide. The company’s products generate, detect, combine, and separate light signals in optical communications networks. It offers client side transceivers, including pluggable transceivers; line side transceivers; tunable laser transmitters, such as discrete lasers and co-packaged laser modulators; lithium niobate modulators to manipulate the phase or the amplitude of an optical signal; transponder modules for transmitter and receiver functions; and discrete lasers and receivers for metro and long-haul applications. The company markets its products through direct sales force, as well as through sales representatives and resellers. It serves network equipment manufacturers of telecommunications and datacom systems, and hyperscale data center operators. The company was formerly known as Bookham, Inc. and changed its name to Oclaro, Inc. in April 2009. Oclaro, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) had a light trading with around 3.53M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.84M. The stock traded between $4.22 and $4.38 before closing at the price of $4.38 with 0.92% change on the day. The Eden Prairie Minnesota 55344 based company is currently trading 11.17% above its 52 week low of $3.94 and -29.01% below its 52 week high of $6.17. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 38.51 and $5.69 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

Invesco Ltd. (IVZ) traded within a range of $30.24 to $30.57 after opening the day at $30.43. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.69% so far this year. The stock was down close to 0% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $30.55 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -8.37% below its 52 week high of $33.34 and 35.22% above its 12-month low of $23.02. The shares are up by over 4.28% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 42.23 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Invesco Ltd. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm provides its services to retail clients, institutional clients, high-net worth clients, public entities, corporations, unions, non-profit organizations, endowments, foundations, pension funds, financial institutions, and sovereign wealth funds. It manages separate client-focused equity and fixed income portfolios. The firm also launches equity, fixed income, commodity, multi-asset, and balanced mutual funds for its clients. It launches equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and balanced exchange-traded funds. The firm also launches and manages private funds. It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. The firm also invests in alternative markets, such as commodities and currencies. For the equity portion of its portfolio, it invests in growth and value stocks of large-cap, mid-cap, and small-cap companies. For the fixed income portion of its portfolio, the firm invests in convertibles, government bonds, municipal bonds, treasury securities, and cash. It also invests in short term and intermediate term bonds, investment grade and high yield bonds, taxable and tax-free bonds, senior secured loans, and structured securities such as asset-backed securities, mortgage-backed securities, and commercial mortgage-backed securities. The firm employs absolute return, global macro, and long/short strategies. It employs quantitative analysis to make its investments. The firm was formerly known as Invesco Plc, AMVESCAP plc, Amvesco plc, Invesco PLC, Invesco MIM, and H. Lotery & Co. Ltd. Invesco Ltd. was founded in December 1935 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia with an additional office in Hamilton, Bermuda.

 

Stocks To Watch: FirstEnergy Corp. (FE), Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM), Coeur Mining, Inc. (CDE)

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) traded within a range of $30.66 to $31.23 after opening the day at $31.08. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.68% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.25% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $30.76 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -14.11% below its 52 week high of $36.6 and 4.92% above its 12-month low of $29.33. The shares are down by over -3.52% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 45.61 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

FirstEnergy Corp., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the United States. The company operates through Regulated Distribution, Regulated Transmission, and Competitive Energy Services segments. It owns and operates coal-fired, nuclear, hydroelectric, oil and natural gas, wind, and solar power generating facilities. The company also provides energy-related products and services to retail and wholesale customers. It operates 24,211 pole miles of overhead and underground transmission lines; and electric distribution systems, including 268,682 miles of overhead pole line and underground conduit carrying primary, secondary, and street lighting circuits; as well as owns substations with a total installed transformer capacity of approximately 154,612,802 kilovolt-amperes. The company serves approximately six million customers within 65,000 square miles in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. FirstEnergy Corp. was founded in 1996 and is based in Akron, Ohio.

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.1% or $-0.02 to close the day at $20.2 on active trading volume of 3.47M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.58M. The Phoenix Arizona 85054 based company has been underperforming the grocery stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -7.55%, compared to the industry which has advanced 1.83% over the same period. With RSI of 53.01, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $24.13, making it a hold for now.

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of fresh, natural, and organic food in the United States. The company’s retail stores offer fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, grocery, meat and seafood, deli, bakery, dairy, frozen foods, body care and natural household items, beer and wine, and dairy alternatives. As of November 3, 2016, it operated 252 stores in 13 states. Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

Coeur Mining, Inc. (CDE) dropped $-0.13 to close the day at a new closing price of $11.47, a -1.12% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 608.02% above its 52 week low of $1.68. A total of 3.46M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.47M. The stock, which fluctuated between $11.31 and $11.81 during the day, currently situated -30.1% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 27.44% in the past one month and up by 5.81% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $13.06 and RSI of 64.22, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Coeur Mining, Inc. owns, operates, explores for, and develops silver and gold properties. The company holds interests in the Palmarejo silver-gold mine located in Mexico; Rochester silver and gold mine in northwestern Nevada; Kensington gold mine located to the north of Juneau, Alaska; and Wharf gold mine in South Dakota. It also owns the San Bartolomé silver mine in Bolivia; Endeavor zinc, lead, and silver mine located in Australia; La Preciosa silver-gold exploration project in the State of Durango, Mexico; and Joaquin silver-gold exploration project located in the Santa Cruz province of southern Argentina. In addition, the company holds royalty interests in the Cerro Bayo mine in Chile; El Gallo complex in Mexico; Zaruma mine in Ecuador; and Correnso gold mine in New Zealand, as well as other precious metal properties. Coeur Mining, Inc. markets its silver and gold concentrates to third-party refiners and smelters in the United States, China, and Japan. The company was formerly known as Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation and changed its name to Coeur Mining, Inc. in May 2013. Coeur Mining, Inc. was founded in 1928 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Stocks in Focus: National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV), TEGNA Inc. (TGNA), The Southern Company (SO)

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV) had a light trading with around 3.46M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.71M. The stock traded between $36.82 and $37.51 before closing at the price of $37.42 with -0.66% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77036 based company is currently trading 48.17% above its 52 week low of $25.74 and -14.23% below its 52 week high of $43.63. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 46.07 and $34.45 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling, completion, and production operations; and provides oilfield services to the upstream oil and gas industry worldwide. It operates through four segments: Rig Systems, Rig Aftermarket, Wellbore Technologies, and Completion & Production Solutions. The Rig Systems segment offers land rigs; offshore drilling equipment packages; and drilling rig components. This segment provides substructures, derricks, and masts; cranes; pipe lifting, racking, rotating, and assembly systems; fluid transfer technologies, such as mud pumps; pressure control equipment; power transmission systems; and rig instrumentation and control systems. The Rig Aftermarket segment offers spare parts; and repair and rental services, as well as technical support, field and first well support, field engineering, and customer training services. The Wellbore Technologies segment designs, manufactures, rents, and sells various equipment and technologies. This segment also provides solids control and waste management equipment and services, drilling fluids, power generation equipment, drill and wired pipes, instruments, measuring and monitoring equipment, downhole and fishing tools, hole openers, and drill bits, as well as drilling optimization and automation, tubular inspection, repair and coating, and rope access inspection services. The Completion and Production Solutions segment offers pressure pumping trucks and pumps, blenders, sanders, hydration units, injection units, flowlines, manifolds, and wellheads; well intervention tools; offshore production comprising composite pipes, process equipment, floating production systems, and subsea production technologies; and onshore production, including surface transfer and progressive cavity pumps, reciprocating pumps, pressure vessels, and artificial lift systems. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

TEGNA Inc. (TGNA) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.37% or $-0.08 to close the day at $21.27 on active trading volume of 3.45M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.11M. The McLean Virginia 22107 based company has been underperforming the broadcasting – tv group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -6%, compared to the industry which has advanced 10.83% over the same period. With RSI of 37.56, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $25.5, making it a hold for now.

TEGNA Inc. engages in media and digital businesses in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Media and Digital. It operates 46 television stations that produce local programming, such as news, sports, and entertainment. The company also operates Cars.com, an online destination for automotive consumers that offers information about car shopping, selling, and servicing; CareerBuilder, which provides human capital solutions, such as employment data and labor market analysis software, talent management software, and other advertising and recruitment solutions; G/O Digital that provides digital marketing services for local businesses; and Cofactor, a digital marketing company that enable brands to deliver content. In addition, it offers advertising and marketing solutions. The company serves approximately 90 million customers through its broadcast and digital media platforms. The company was formerly known as Gannett Co., Inc. and changed its name to TEGNA Inc. in June 2015. TEGNA Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

The Southern Company (SO) shares were down in last trading by -0.14% to $49.62. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.56% over the past week and grew 2.39% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.54% above its 50 day moving average and -0.39% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -7.14% decrease in value from its one year high of $54.64. The RSI indicator value of 60.14, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity through coal, nuclear, oil and gas, and hydro resources in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. The company also constructs, acquires, owns, and manages generation assets, including renewable energy projects. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 33 hydroelectric generating stations, 31 fossil fuel generating stations, 3 nuclear generating stations, 13 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, 16 solar facilities, 1 wind facility, 1 biomass facility, and 1 landfill gas facility. The company also provides digital wireless communications services with various communication options, including push to talk, cellular service, text messaging, wireless Internet access, and wireless data; and wholesale fiber optic solutions to telecommunication providers in the Southeast. The Southern Company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (ZAYO), aTyr Pharma, Inc. (LIFE), Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS)

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (ZAYO) fell -0.16% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.05 to finish the day at $32 with about 3.11M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.22M. The $7.62B market cap company, which fluctuated between $31.68 and $32.05 during the day, currently situated 63.35% above its 52 week low of $19.59 and -10.24% away from its one year high of $35.65. The RSI of 45.45 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

aTyr Pharma, Inc. (LIFE) gained $0.8 to close the day at a new closing price of $3.25, a 32.65% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 54.76% above its 52 week low of $2.1. A total of 3.1M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 169.95K. The stock, which fluctuated between $2.7 and $3.45 during the day, currently situated -52.28% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 38.3% in the past one month and up by 20.37% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $3.67 and RSI of 64.99, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

aTyr Pharma, Inc., a biotherapeutics company, engages in the discovery and clinical development of Physiocrine-based therapeutics for patients suffering from severe and rare diseases. The company develops Resolaris, which is in Phase Ib/II clinical trials for treating adult patients with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), a rare genetic myopathy with an immune component; patients with early onset FSHD; and adult patients with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2B or FSHD. In addition, the company is developing iMod.Fc, a preclinical immuno-modulatory domain program. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS) had a active trading with around 3.1M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.15M. The stock traded between $77.16 and $79.27 before closing at the price of $79.27 with 3.1% change on the day. The Woburn Massachusetts 01801 based company is currently trading 47.21% above its 52 week low of $54.5 and -3.29% below its 52 week high of $82.28. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 58.16 and $86.3 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary semiconductor products, including intellectual property worldwide. Its product portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, circulators/isolators, DC/DC converters, demodulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, diversity receive modules, filters, front-end modules, hybrids, LED drivers, low noise amplifiers, mixers, modulators, optocouplers/optoisolators, phase shifters, phase locked loops, power dividers/combiners, receivers, switches, synthesizers, technical ceramics, voltage controlled oscillators/synthesizers, and voltage regulators. The company provides its products for automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet, and wearable applications. Skyworks Solutions, Inc. sells its products through direct sales force, electronic component distributors, and independent sales representatives. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG), Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IMNP), The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC)

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG) saw its value increase by 0.04% as the stock gained $0.01 to finish the day at a closing price of $23.53. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $19.79-$24.82 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $23.43 to $23.65 during the day, are up by 4.94% in the past three months and down by -0.08% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.23% below its 20 day moving average and 0.29% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $26 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 50.04.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. provides advertising and marketing services worldwide. It operates through two segments, Integrated Agency Networks and Constituency Management Group. The company offers consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations, and specialized communications disciplines. It also provides various diversified services, including public relations, meeting and event production, sports and entertainment marketing, corporate and brand identity, and strategic marketing consulting. The company’s brands comprise McCann, MullenLowe, IPG Mediabrands, Carmichael Lynch, Deutsch, Hill Holliday, and The Martin Agency, as well as Foote, Cone & Belding. The company was formerly known as McCann-Erickson Incorporated and changed its name to The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. in January 1961. The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IMNP) shares were up in last trading by 0.14% to $0.22. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 15.73% over the past week and grew 17.54% in the past month. It is currently trading 15.1% above its 50 day moving average and -30.71% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -65.86% decrease in value from its one year high of $0.64. The RSI indicator value of 61.43, lead us to believe that it is 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.

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC) traded within a range of $113.66 to $116.39 after opening the day at $114.69. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.09% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.1% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $116.32 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -4.07% below its 52 week high of $121.33 and 53.33% above its 12-month low of $77.4. The shares are up by over 32.47% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 51.54 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States and internationally. The company’s Retail Banking segment offers deposit, lending, brokerage, investment management, and cash management services to consumer and small business customers through branch network, ATMs, call centers, online banking, and mobile channels. As of March 31, 2016, this segment operated a network of 2,613 branches and 8,940 ATMs. Its Corporate & Institutional Banking segment provides secured and unsecured loans, letters of credit, equipment leases, cash and investment management, receivables management, disbursement and funds transfer, information reporting, trade services, foreign exchange, derivatives, securities, loan syndications, mergers and acquisitions advisory, equity capital markets advisory, and related services for corporations, government, and not-for-profit entities. This segment also offers commercial loan servicing, and real estate advisory and technology solutions for the commercial real estate finance industry. The company’s Asset Management Group segment provides investment and retirement planning, customized investment management, private banking, tailored credit solutions, and trust management and administration for individuals and their families; multi-generational family planning products; and mutual funds and institutional asset management services. Its Residential Mortgage Banking segment offers first lien residential mortgage loans. The company’s BlackRock segment provides investment and risk management services to institutional and retail clients. Its Non-Strategic Assets Portfolio segment offers consumer residential mortgage, brokered home equity loans, and lines of credit, as well as commercial real estate loans and leases. The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: VCA Inc. (WOOF), Celsion Corporation (CLSN), HCP, Inc. (HCP)

VCA Inc. (WOOF) retreated with the stock falling -0.03% or $-0.03 to close at $90.95 on active trading volume of 3.04M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.62M. The Los Angeles California 90064 based company operating under the Personal Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 101.35% up for the period and up by 32.48% so far this year. With price target of $76.01 and a 106.7% rebound from 52-week low, VCA Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

VCA Inc. operates as an animal healthcare company in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments, Animal Hospital and Laboratory. The Animal Hospital segment offers general medical and surgical services for companion animals, as well as specialized treatments comprising diagnostic, internal medicine, oncology, neurology, endocrinology, ophthalmology, dermatology, and cardiology services; and sells related retail and pharmaceutical products. It also provides specialty pet products, including pet food, vitamins, therapeutic shampoos and conditioners, flea collars and sprays, and other accessory products; and additional services, such as grooming, bathing, and boarding services. In addition, this segment performs various pet wellness programs, such as health examinations, diagnostic testing, routine vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and dental care. As of December 31, 2015, it operated or managed 682 animal hospitals. The Laboratory segment offers testing and consulting services used by veterinarians in the detection, diagnosis, evaluation, monitoring, treatment, and prevention of diseases and other conditions affecting animals. This segment serves animal hospitals, animal practices, universities, and other government organizations. It operated a network of 60 laboratories. VCA Inc. also sells digital radiography and ultrasound imaging equipment, related computer hardware, software, and ancillary services to the veterinary market, as well as provides education and training, consulting, and mobile imaging services; and franchises pet services, including dog day care, overnight boarding, grooming, and other ancillary services at pet care facilities. The company was formerly known as VCA Antech, Inc. and changed its name to VCA Inc. in June 2014. VCA Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Celsion Corporation (CLSN) dropped $-0.1 to close the day at a new closing price of $0.41, a -19.41% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 41.72% above its 52 week low of $0.29. A total of 3.03M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 639.00K. The stock, which fluctuated between $0.411 and $0.55 during the day, currently situated -76.91% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -19.43% in the past one month and down by -62.29% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $3.33 and RSI of 45.56, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Celsion Corporation, an oncology drug development company, focuses on the development and commercialization of chemotherapeutic oncology drugs based on its proprietary heat-activated liposomal technology. The company’s lead product includes ThermoDox, a liposomal encapsulation of doxorubicin that is in Phase III clinical trials for primary liver cancer; and under Phase II clinical trials for recurrent chest wall breast cancer. It has a development, product supply, and commercialization agreement with Yakult Honsha Co. Ltd. for ThermoDox; and a commercial supply agreement with Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. for the production of ThermoDox in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau. The company also has a collaboration with the Children’s Research Institute to conduct a clinical study of ThermoDox, a heat activated liposomal encapsulation of doxorubicin in combination with magnetic resonance-guided high intensity focused ultrasound to treat relapsed or refractory solid tumors in children and young adults. Celsion Corporation was founded in 1982 and is based in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

HCP, Inc. (HCP) shares were down in last trading by -0.42% to $30.55. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.66% over the past week and grew 7.53% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.38% above its 50 day moving average and -3.17% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -16.01% decrease in value from its one year high of $36.82. The RSI indicator value of 55.45, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

HCP, Inc. is an independent hybrid real estate investment trust. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. It primarily invests in properties serving the healthcare industry including sectors of healthcare such as senior housing, life science, medical office, hospital and skilled nursing. The fund also invests in mezzanine loans and other debt instruments. It engages in acquisition, development, leasing, selling and managing of healthcare real estate and provides mortgage and other financing to healthcare providers. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the S&P 500 Index, Berkshire Hathaway Index, and MSCI REIT Index. HCP, Inc. was formed in 1985 and is based in Irvine, California with additional office in Nashville and San Francisco.

 

Stocks in Review: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM), D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI), Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) traded within a range of $44.7 to $45.22 after opening the day at $44.74. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.53% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.58% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $44.95 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -5.44% below its 52 week high of $47.88 and 55.3% above its 12-month low of $31.2. The shares are up by over 8.19% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 51.05 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products. Its Agricultural Services segment offers agricultural commodities, such as oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, rice, and barley; and resells those commodities as food and feed ingredients, and raw materials for the agricultural processing industry. The segment is also involved in structured trade finance and the processing of wheat into wheat flour. Its Corn Processing segment offers ingredients used in the food and beverage industry, including sweeteners, starch, syrup, glucose, and dextrose; bio products; alcohol, amino acids, and other food and animal feed ingredients; and ethyl alcohol for industrial use as ethanol or as beverage grade. This segment also offers corn gluten feed and meal, and distillers’ grains; vegetable oil and protein meal; formula feeds, and animal health and nutrition products; and citric acids and glycols for food and industrial products, as well as operates a sugarcane ethanol plant. The company’s Oilseeds Processing segment processes soybeans and soft seeds into vegetable oils and protein meals. It offers ingredients for the food, feed, energy, and industrial products industries; crude vegetable and salad oils; partially refined oils; oilseed protein meals; peanuts, tree nuts, and peanut-derived ingredients; cottonseed flour for the pharmaceutical industry; cotton cellulose pulp for the chemical, paper, and filter markets; and agricultural commodity raw materials. Its Wild Flavors and Specialty Ingredients segment offers natural flavor ingredients, flavor systems, natural colors, proteins, emulsifiers, soluble fiber, polyols, hydrocolloids, natural health and nutrition products, edible beans, and other specialty food and feed ingredients. The company is also involved in futures commission and insurance activities. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.25% or $-0.07 to close the day at $28.5 on light trading volume of 2.95M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.69M. The Fort Worth Texas 76102 based company has been outperforming the residential construction group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 7.08%, compared to the industry which has advanced 16.94% over the same period. With RSI of 55.12, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $33.7, making it a hold for now.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 26 states and 78 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America’s Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Regent Homes, Crown Communities, and Pacific Ridge Homes. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes; and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes, and condominiums. It is also involved in the origination and sale of mortgages; and provision of title insurance policies, and examination and closing services. The company primarily serves title insurance agents, homebuyers, and homebuilding customers. D.R. Horton, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) dropped $-0.1 to close the day at a new closing price of $84.12, a -0.12% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 19.84% above its 52 week low of $71.5. A total of 2.94M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.48M. The stock, which fluctuated between $83.63 and $84.4 during the day, currently situated -4.41% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -1.87% in the past one month and up by 8.33% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $94.42 and RSI of 51.6, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company. It operates through three segments: Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International, and Pharmaceutical Wholesale. The Retail Pharmacy USA segment sells prescription drugs and an assortment of general merchandise, including non-prescription drugs, beauty products, photo finishing, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards, and convenience foods through its retail drugstores and convenient care clinics. It also provides specialty pharmacy services; and manages in-store clinics. As of August 31, 2016, this segment operated 8,175 retail stores under the Walgreens and Duane Reade brands in the United States; and 7 specialty pharmacies, as well as approximately 400 in-store clinic locations. The Retail Pharmacy International segment sells prescription drugs; and health, beauty, toiletry, and other consumer products through its pharmacy-led health and beauty stores, as well as through boots.com. It is also involved in optical practice and related contract manufacturing operations. This segment operated 4,673 retail stores under the Boots, Benavides, and Ahumada in the United Kingdom, Thailand, Norway, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, Mexico, and Chile; and 636 optical practices. The Pharmaceutical Wholesale segment engages in the wholesale and distribution of specialty and generic pharmaceuticals, health and beauty products, and home healthcare supplies and equipment, as well as provides related services to pharmacies and other healthcare providers. This segment operates in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, Spain, the Netherlands, Egypt, Norway, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. was founded in 1901 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC), Opko Health, Inc. (OPK)

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM) had a light trading with around 2.94M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.93M. The stock traded between $30.74 and $31.21 before closing at the price of $31.21 with 0.74% change on the day. The Austin Texas 78703 based company is currently trading 13.85% above its 52 week low of $27.67 and -11.08% below its 52 week high of $35.58. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 54.01 and $29.94 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. operates natural and organic foods supermarkets. Its stores offers produce, packaged goods, bulk, frozen, dairy, meat, bakery, prepared foods, coffee, tea, beer, wine, cheese, nutritional supplements, vitamins, body care, pet foods, and household goods. As of November 2, 2016, the company operated 464 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.68% or $0.6 to close the day at $36.37 on light trading volume of 2.93M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.15M. The New York New York 10020 based company has been outperforming the investment brokerage – national group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 46.59%, compared to the industry which has advanced 48.35% over the same period. With RSI of 57.54, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $39.59, making it a hold for now.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation, a financial services company, provides brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the E*TRADE Financial brand name. It operates through two segments, Trading and Investing, and Balance Sheet Management. The Trading and Investing segment offers retail brokerage products and services, investor-focused banking products, and corporate services. The Balance Sheet Management segment manages asset allocation; loans previously originated by the company or purchased from third parties; deposits and customer payables; and credit, liquidity, and interest rate risk. The company provides its services to customers through digital platforms; and a network of customer service representatives and financial consultants through phone, email, and online at two branches, as well as in person through 30 branches across the United States. E*TRADE Financial Corporation was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Opko Health, Inc. (OPK) shares were up in last trading by 0.56% to $8.98. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -4.16% over the past week and fell -24.54% in the past month. It is currently trading -13.82% below its 50 day moving average and -11.11% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -26.09% decrease in value from its one year high of $12.15. The RSI indicator value of 33.32, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

 

Momentum Stocks: The Wendy’s Company (WEN), Synergy Resources Corporation (SYRG), The Mosaic Company (MOS)

The Wendy’s Company (WEN) grew with the stock adding 0.3% or $0.04 to close at $13.48 on light trading volume of 2.92M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.78M. The Dublin Ohio 43017 based company operating under the Restaurants industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 42.39% up for the period and down by -0.3% so far this year. With price target of $12.91 and a 55.2% rebound from 52-week low, The Wendy’s Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

The Wendy’s Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a quick-service restaurant company in the hamburger sandwich segment worldwide. It is involved in operating, developing, and franchising a system of quick-service restaurants. The company’s restaurants offer a range of chicken breast sandwiches, chicken nuggets, chili, French fries, baked potatoes, salads, soft drinks, Frosty desserts, and kids’ meals. As of November 9, 2016, its restaurant system included approximately 6,500 franchise and company-operated restaurants. The company was formerly known as Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. and changed its name to The Wendy’s Company in July 2011. The Wendy’s Company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

Synergy Resources Corporation (SYRG) had a light trading with around 2.9M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.28M. The stock traded between $8.46 and $8.95 before closing at the price of $8.61 with -2.27% change on the day. The Denver Colorado 80202 based company is currently trading 71.86% above its 52 week low of $5.01 and -17.05% below its 52 week high of $10.38. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $10.43 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Synergy Resources Corporation engages in the acquisition, development, exploitation, exploration, and production of oil and natural gas properties primarily located in the Denver-Julesburg Basin in Colorado. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 349,000 net acres under lease, which are located in the Wattenberg Field of the Denver-Julesburg Basin; and operated 369 net producing wells. It also has mineral assets in Yuma and Washington Counties, Colorado. Synergy Resources Corporation is based in Denver, Colorado.

The Mosaic Company (MOS) saw its value decrease by -0.55% as the stock dropped $-0.17 to finish the day at a closing price of $30.6. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $22.02-$31.78 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $30.34 to $30.92 during the day, are up by 35.4% in the past three months and up by 8.79% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.19% above its 20 day moving average and 6.48% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $26.61 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 56.8.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients primarily for the agricultural industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.