Stocks in the Spotlight: FireEye, Inc. (FEYE), Antero Resources Corporation (AR), Service Corporation International (SCI)

FireEye, Inc. (FEYE) had a light trading with around 3.19M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.56M. The stock traded between $11.71 and $11.95 before closing at the price of $11.73 with -1.35% change on the day. The Milpitas California 95035 based company is currently trading 10.66% above its 52 week low of $10.6 and -40.24% below its 52 week high of $19.63. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 43.07 and $13.77 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

FireEye, Inc. provides cybersecurity solutions for detecting, preventing, analyzing, and resolving cyber-attacks. The company offers vector-specific appliance solutions that provide threat protection from network to endpoint for inbound and outbound network traffic that may contain sensitive information. It also offers Central Management System that provides cross-enterprise threat data correlation to identify and block attacks across multiple attack vectors; and Threat Analytics Platform to identify and respond to cyber threats by correlating enterprise-generated security event data from any security product with real-time threat intelligence, as well as Malware Analysis System to manually execute and inspect advanced malware, zero-day, and other advanced cyber-attacks embedded in files, email attachments, and Web objects. In addition, the company offers Network Forensics Platform that helps in detecting threats and view specific packets and sessions before, during, and after the attack to confirm what may have triggered a malware download or callback; Investigation Analysis System, a centralized analytical interface to the Network Forensics Platform; and Mandiant Intelligent Response that enables remote investigation of endpoints and allows security teams to collect targeted forensic data to identify attacker behavior, tools, and techniques. Further, it provides cloud-based subscription services; Security-as-a-Service; and incident response, compromise assessments, and related consulting, as well as training and professional, and customer support and maintenance services. FireEye, Inc. provides its products and services through distributors, resellers, and strategic partners in the United States, the Asia Pacific, Japan, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and others. The company was formerly known as NetForts, Inc. and changed its name to FireEye, Inc. in September 2005. FireEye, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

Antero Resources Corporation (AR) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.06% or $0.27 to close the day at $25.83 on light trading volume of 3.19M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.42M. The Denver Colorado 80202 based company has been underperforming the oil & gas drilling & exploration group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -1.6%, compared to the industry which has advanced 94.73% over the same period. With RSI of 55.49, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $34.19, making it a 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.

Service Corporation International (SCI) shares were down in last trading by -0.35% to $31.64. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 8.58% over the past week and grew 9.67% in the past month. It is currently trading 10.8% above its 50 day moving average and 17.02% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.77% decrease in value from its one year high of $32.21. The RSI indicator value of 83.51, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Service Corporation International, together with its subsidiaries, provides deathcare products and services in the United States and Canada. The company operates through Funeral and Cemetery segments. Its funeral service and cemetery operations comprise funeral service locations, cemeteries, funeral service/cemetery combination locations, crematoria, and related businesses. The company also provides professional services relating to funerals and cremations, including the use of funeral facilities and motor vehicles; arranging and directing services; and removal, preparation, embalming, and cremation services, as well as catering services. In addition, it offers funeral merchandise, including burial caskets and related accessories, urns and other cremation receptacles, outer burial containers, flowers, on-line and video tributes, stationery products, casket and cremation memorialization products, and other merchandise. Further, the company’s cemeteries provide cemetery property interment rights, including developed lots, lawn crypts, mausoleum spaces, niches, and other cremation memorialization and interment options; and sells cemetery merchandise and services, including memorial markers and bases, floral placements, graveside services, merchandise installation, and burial openings and closings, as well as offers preneed cemetery merchandise and services. Service Corporation International offers its products and services under the Dignity Memorial, Dignity Planning, National Cremation Society, Advantage, Funeraria del Angel, Making Everlasting Memories, Neptune Society, and Trident Society brands. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 1,535 funeral service locations; and 469 cemeteries, including 262 funeral service/cemetery combination locations covering 45 states, 8 Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks Buzz: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO), Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF), Uranium Energy Corp. (UEC)

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) managed to rebound with the stock declining 0% or $0 to close the day at $15.48 on light trading volume of 3.13M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.23M. The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15203 based company has been outperforming the apparel stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 11.98%, compared to the industry which has dropped -3.36% over the same period. With RSI of 52.13, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $18.29, making it a hold for now.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer offering on-trend clothing, accessories, and personal care products under the American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie brands. The company provides denim, bottoms, and other apparel, as well as footwear and accessories for men and women; and intimates, including bras, undies, swim, and other products, as well as apparel and personal care products for women. In addition, it offers sports apparel under the Tailgate brand; and menswear products under the Todd Snyder New York brand name. The company operates approximately 1,000 stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom, and ships to 81 countries through its websites. It also offers its merchandise at 151 stores operated by licensees in 22 countries, as well as through its Websites at ae.com, aerie.com, TailgateClothing.com, and ToddSnyder.com. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) retreated with the stock falling -0.56% or $-0.07 to close at $12.47 on light trading volume of 3.11M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.49M. The New Albany Ohio 43054 based company operating under the Apparel Stores industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -49.73% down for the period and up by 3.92% so far this year. With price target of $13.4 and a 14.3% rebound from 52-week low, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of casual apparel. The company sells knit and woven shirts, graphic T-shirts, fleece, jeans and woven pants, shorts, sweaters, and outerwear; personal care products; and accessories for men, women, and kids under the Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, and Hollister brand names. As of March 2, 2016, it operated through 754 stores in the United States; and 178 stores in Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The company sells its products through its stores and direct-to-consumer sales. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in New Albany, Ohio.

Uranium Energy Corp. (UEC) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -5.98% or $-0.11 to close the day at $1.73 on higher than average trading volume of 3.11M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.22M. The Vancouver British Columbia V6E 2Y3 based company has been outperforming the industrial metals & minerals companies by 87.8989% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 54.46% YTD, versus the industrial metals & minerals industry which is up 17.86% for the same period. The RSI of 59.38 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Uranium Energy Corp. engages in the exploration, pre-extraction, extraction, and processing of uranium concentrates on projects located in the United States and the Republic of Paraguay. As of July 31, 2016, it had mineral rights in uranium projects located in the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming, as well as in the Republic of Paraguay. The company was formerly known as Carlin Gold Inc. and changed its name to Uranium Energy Corp. in January 2005. Uranium Energy Corp. was incorporated in 2003 and is based in Corpus Christi, Texas.

 

Stocks To Track: World Fuel Services Corporation (INT), The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (MTW), Yelp Inc. (YELP)

World Fuel Services Corporation (INT) fell -14.64% during last trading as the stock lost $-6.64 to finish the day at $38.72 with about 3.11M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 359.12K. The $2.75B market cap company, which fluctuated between $37.58 and $42.99 during the day, currently situated -0.05% below its 52 week low of $37.58 and -23.79% away from its one year high of $51.01. The RSI of 22.95 indicates the stock is oversold at the current levels, buy for now.

World Fuel Services Corporation, a fuel logistics, transaction management, and payment processing company, distributes fuel and related products and services to the aviation, marine, and land transportation industries. It operates through three segments: Aviation, Marine, and Land. The Aviation segment offers fuel and related products and services to commercial airlines, second and third tier airlines, cargo carriers, regional and low cost carriers, airports, fixed based operators, corporate fleets, fractional operators, private aircraft, military fleets, and to the United States (U.S) and foreign governments, as well as intergovernmental organizations. Its aviation-related services include fuel management; price risk management; ground handling; dispatch services; and international trip planning services, such as flight plans, weather reports, and overflight permits. The Marine segment provides fuel, lubricants, and related products and services to international container and tanker fleets, commercial cruise lines, yachts and time charter operators, offshore rig owners and operators, the U.S. and foreign governments, and other fuel suppliers. Its marine fuel-related services include management services to procure fuel, cost control, quality control, and claims management services. This segment also offers fueling of vessels in ports and at sea, and transportation and delivery of fuel and fuel-related products. Its Land segment provides fuel, crude oil, lubricants, natural gas, and related products and services to petroleum distributors operating in the land transportation market; retail petroleum operators; and industrial, commercial, residential, and government customers. Its land-related services include management services to procure fuel and price risk management. The company also offers card payment solutions, merchant processing services, and payment solutions. World Fuel Services Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (MTW) gained $0.43 to close the day at a new closing price of $6.77, a 6.78% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 104.48% above its 52 week low of $3.31. A total of 3.09M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.95M. The stock, which fluctuated between $6.39 and $6.87 during the day, currently situated -10.57% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 15.92% in the past one month and up by 30.19% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $5.56 and RSI of 58.43, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells cranes and related products worldwide. It offers lattice-boom cranes, including crawler and truck mounted lattice-boom cranes, and crawler crane attachments; tower cranes comprising top slewing, luffing jib, topless, and self-erecting tower cranes; mobile telescopic cranes, including rough terrain, all-terrain, truck mounted, and industrial cranes; and boom trucks, such as telescopic boom trucks under the Manitowoc, Grove, Potain, National Crane, and Shuttlelift brands. The company also provides crane product parts and services; and crane rebuilding, remanufacturing, and training services under the Manitowoc Crane Care brand name. The company’s products are used in various applications, including energy and utilities; petrochemical and industrial projects; infrastructure development, such as road, bridge, and airport construction; and commercial and high-rise residential construction industries. The company was founded in 1853 and is based in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Yelp Inc. (YELP) had a active trading with around 3.09M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.09M. The stock traded between $35.49 and $36.75 before closing at the price of $35.63 with -0.61% change on the day. The San Francisco California 94105 based company is currently trading 124.94% above its 52 week low of $17.37 and -17.92% below its 52 week high of $43.41. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 29.09 and $41.56 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Yelp Inc. operates a platform that connects people with local businesses primarily in the United States. Its platform covers various local business categories, including restaurants, shopping, beauty and fitness, arts, entertainment and events, home and local services, health, nightlife, travel and hotel, auto, and others categories. The company provides free and paid business listing services to businesses of various sizes, as well as enables businesses to deliver targeted search advertising to large local audiences through its Website and mobile app. It also provides other services, including Yelp platform, which allows consumers to transact directly on Yelp; Yelp deals that allow local business owners to create promotional discounted deals for their products and services; and gift certificates products for local business owners to sell full-price gift certificates directly to customers. The company’s Yelp platform enables consumers to complete food delivery transactions, book spa and salon appointments, order flowers, make winery reservations, and others. It also serves customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: Finisar Corporation (FNSR), Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (DBD), Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI)

Finisar Corporation (FNSR) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -2.19% or $-0.79 to close the day at $35.22 on active trading volume of 3.07M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.6M. The Sunnyvale California 94089 based company has been outperforming the networking & communication devices group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 156.71%, compared to the industry which has advanced 28.33% over the same period. With RSI of 69.83, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $42.2, making it a hold for now.

Finisar Corporation provides optical subsystems and components for data communication and telecommunication applications in the United States, Malaysia, China, and internationally. Its optical subsystems primarily consist of transmitters, receivers, transceivers, transponders, and active optical cables that provide the fundamental optical-electrical or optoelectronic interface for interconnecting the electronic equipment used in communication networks, including the switches, routers, and servers used in wireline networks, as well as the antennas and base stations used in wireless networks. The company also offers wavelength selective switches, which are used to switch network traffic from one optical fiber to multiple other fibers without converting to an electronic signal. In addition, it provides optical components comprising packaged lasers, receivers, and photodetectors for data communication and telecommunication applications; and passive optical components for telecommunication applications. Finisar Corporation markets its products through its direct sales force, as well as through a network of distributors and manufacturers’ representatives to the original equipment manufacturers of storage systems, networking equipment, and telecommunication equipment, as well as to their contract manufacturers. Finisar Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (DBD) climbed 2.39% during last trading as the stock added $0.7 to finish the day at $29.95 with about 3.07M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.21M. The $2.25B market cap company, which fluctuated between $29.05 and $30.6 during the day, currently situated 42.9% above its 52 week low of $21.05 and 0.67% away from its one year high of $30.6. The RSI of 78.05 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated provides financial self-service delivery, integrated services and software, and security systems to the financial, commercial, retail, and other markets. The company operates in four segments: North America; Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Latin America. It offers self-service technologies and services, including automated teller machine (ATM) outsourcing, ATM security, deposit automation, recycling and payment terminals, and software. The company also provides self-service support and managed services comprising installation and ongoing maintenance of products, remote services, availability management, branch automation, and distribution channel consulting; and outsourced and managed services, such as remote monitoring, troubleshooting, transaction processing, currency management, maintenance, and online communication services. In addition, it offers electronic security services and products; security monitoring solutions comprising remote monitoring and diagnostics, fire detection, intrusion protection, managed access control, energy management, remote video management and storage, logical security, and Web-based solutions; and physical security and facility products. Further, the company engages in the provision of strategic analysis and planning for new systems, systems integration, architectural engineering, consulting, and project management services; development, training, support, and maintenance of elections and lottery equipment, personal computer equipment, networking, tabulation, and diagnostic software; and design, installation, maintenance, and monitoring of electronic security systems. The company was formerly known as Diebold, Incorporated and changed its name to Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated in December 2016. Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in North Canton, Ohio.

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) saw its value decrease by -1.58% as the stock dropped $-0.34 to finish the day at a closing price of $21.2. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $10.81-$23.69 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $21.1 to $21.57 during the day, are up by 19.3% in the past three months and up by 19.84% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.15% above its 20 day moving average and 15.54% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $0 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 59.81. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated produces and sells specialty materials and components worldwide. The company operates through two segments, High Performance Materials & Components; and Flat-Rolled Products. The High Performance Materials & Components segment provides various high performance materials, including titanium and titanium-based alloys; nickel-and cobalt-based alloys and superalloys; zirconium and related alloys, such as hafnium and niobium, advanced powder alloys, and other specialty materials, in long product forms of ingots, billets, bars, rods, wires, shapes and rectangles, and seamless tubes, plus precision forgings, castings, components, and machined parts. This segment serves aerospace and defense, oil and gas/chemical, hydrocarbon processing, electrical energy, and medical markets. The Flat-Rolled Products segment produces, converts, and distributes stainless steel, nickel-based alloys, specialty alloys, and titanium and titanium-based alloys in various forms, including plate, sheet, engineered strip, and Precision Rolled Strip products, as well as grain-oriented electrical steel. This segment serves oil and gas/chemical and hydrocarbon processing industry, electrical energy, automotive, food processing equipment and appliances, construction and mining, electronics, communication equipment and computers, and aerospace and defense markets. The company sells its products through direct sales and independent representatives. Allegheny Technologies Incorporated was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

Trader Alert: Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (DO), Swift Transportation Company (SWFT), Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN)

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (DO) retreated with the stock falling -3.34% or $-0.61 to close at $17.63 on active trading volume of 3.03M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.78M. The Houston Texas 77094 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -5.72% down for the period and down by -0.4% so far this year. With price target of $16.74 and a 20.18% rebound from 52-week low, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. provides contract drilling services to the energy industry worldwide. It provides services in floater market, including ultra-deepwater, deepwater, and mid-water. The company operates a fleet of 32 offshore drilling rigs, which comprise 8 ultra-deepwater, 7 deepwater, and 8 mid-water semisubmersibles; 5 jack-ups; and 4 drillships. It serves independent oil and gas companies, and government-owned oil companies. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Loews Corporation.

Swift Transportation Company (SWFT) gained $0.2 to close the day at a new closing price of $22.61, a 0.89% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 58.% above its 52 week low of $14.31. A total of 3.03M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.37M. The stock, which fluctuated between $22.3 and $22.7 during the day, currently situated -16.81% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -4.64% in the past one month and down by -9.01% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $27.5 and RSI of 42.46, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Swift Transportation Company operates as a multi-faceted transportation services company in North America. The company operates through four segments: Truckload, Dedicated, Swift Refrigerated, and Intermodal. The Truckload segment provides services through one-way movements over irregular routes utilizing company’s and owner-operator tractors with dry van, flatbed, and specialized trailing equipment in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The Dedicated segment offers tailored solutions under long-term contracts utilizing refrigerated, dry van, flatbed, and other specialized trailing equipment. The Swift Refrigerated segment primarily offers shipments for customers who require temperature-controlled trailers. This segment’s shipments include one-way movements over irregular routes, as well as dedicated truck operations. The Intermodal segment moves freight over the rail in containers and other trailing equipment; and provides drayage services to transport loads between the railheads and customer locations. The company also offers logistics and freight brokerage services, as well as support services to its customers and owner-operators, including repair and maintenance shop services, equipment leasing, and insurance. As of December 31, 2015, it operated a fleet of 15,211 company tractors and 4,653 owner-operator tractors; 65,233 trailers; and 9,150 intermodal containers from 40 terminals near key freight centers and traffic lanes. Swift Transportation Company serves various customers primarily in the retail, food and beverage, consumer products, paper products, transportation and logistics, housing and building, automotive, and manufacturing industries. The company was formerly known as Swift Holdings Corp. Swift Transportation Company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN) shares were down in last trading by -0.56% to $12.53. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.49% over the past week and fell -5.08% in the past month. It is currently trading 14.65% above its 50 day moving average and 47.15% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -12.93% decrease in value from its one year high of $14.39. The RSI indicator value of 53.47, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Sanchez Energy Corporation, an independent exploration and production company, engages in the exploration, acquisition, and development of oil and natural gas resources in the onshore U.S. Gulf Coast. It holds a 93% working interest in the Eagle Ford Shale, which consists of approximately 200,000 net leasehold acres in the oil and condensate, or black oil and volatile oil located in South Texas; and a 65% working interest in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale covering an area of approximately 62,000 net leasehold acres situated in Mississippi and Louisiana. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: F.N.B. Corporation (FNB), Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (SBCF), Rowan Companies plc (RDC)

F.N.B. Corporation (FNB) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.91% or $0.14 to close the day at $15.51 on active trading volume of 2.99M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.05M. The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15212 based company has been outperforming the regional – southeast banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 30.46%, compared to the industry which has advanced 62.97% over the same period. With RSI of 56.42, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $16.93, making it a hold for now.

F.N.B. Corporation, a financial holding company, provides a range of financial services to consumers, corporations, governments, and small- to medium-sized businesses primarily in Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and northern West Virginia. It operates through four segments: Community Banking, Wealth Management, Insurance, and Consumer Finance. The Community Banking segment offers various deposit products, such as commercial and individual demand, savings, and time deposit accounts; and commercial, mortgage, and individual installment loans. The Wealth Management segment provides a range of personal and corporate fiduciary services, including the administration of decedent and trust estates; investment products and services for customers through a networking relationship with a third-party licensed brokerage firm; and investment programs consisting of mutual funds, annuities, stocks, and bonds for individuals, corporations, and retirement funds, as well as community banking customers. The Insurance segment operates as a full-service insurance brokerage agency that offers commercial and personal insurance products through various carriers to businesses and individuals; acts as a reinsurer to underwrite credit life, and accident and health insurance products; and provides title insurance products. The Consumer Finance segment is primarily involved in making personal installment loans to individuals; and purchasing installment sales finance contracts from retail merchants. The company also offers mezzanine financing options for small-to medium-sized businesses; and new or used equipment commercial loans and leasing services. As of December 31, 2015, it had 288 community banking offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and West Virginia; and 76 consumer finance offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky. F.N.B. Corporation was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (SBCF) grew with the stock adding 0.96% or $0.23 to close at $24.2 on light trading volume of 2.99M compared its three months average trading volume of 244.72K. The Stuart Florida 34994 based company operating under the Regional – Mid-Atlantic Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 62.85% up for the period and up by 9.7% so far this year. With price target of $23.66 and a 73.35% rebound from 52-week low, Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida operates as the bank holding company for Seacoast National Bank that provides community banking services to the commercial, small business, and retail customers in Florida. It offers various transaction and savings deposit products; secured and unsecured loan products, including revolving credit facilities, and letters of credit and related financial guarantees; and securities and annuity products. The company also provides trust and asset management services to retirement plans, corporations, and individuals; treasury management services; brokerage services; and Internet and mobile banking services. As of December 31, 2015, it had 42 branch offices, 5 commercial lending offices, and its main office in Florida. The company was founded in 1926 and is based in Stuart, Florida.

Rowan Companies plc (RDC) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -3.43% or $-0.65 to close the day at $18.31 on higher than average trading volume of 2.95M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.94M. The Houston Texas 77056 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas drilling & exploration companies by 22.1771% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -3.07% YTD, versus the oil & gas drilling & exploration industry which is up 5.01% for the same period. The RSI of 45.95 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Rowan Companies plc provides offshore oil and gas contract drilling services. It operates a fleet of 31 mobile offshore drilling units, including 27 self-elevating jack-up rigs and 4 ultra-deepwater drillships. The company operates in the United States Gulf of Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea, the Middle East, and Trinidad. Rowan Companies plc was founded in 1923 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (OZM), FLIR Systems, Inc. (FLIR), Cynosure, Inc. (CYNO)

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (OZM) fell -11.02% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.4 to finish the day at $3.23 with about 2.94M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 831.12K. The $583.63M market cap company, which fluctuated between $3.22 and $3.71 during the day, currently situated 21.89% above its 52 week low of $2.65 and -32.43% away from its one year high of $4.78. The RSI of 43.69 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC is a publicly owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm provides investment advisory services for its clients. It primarily caters to institutional investors which include pension funds, fund-of-funds, foundations and endowments, corporations and other institutions, private banks and family offices. The firm invests in equity and alternative markets across the world. It employs quantitative and qualitative analysis to make its investments. For its multi-strategy portfolios, the firm employs strategies like convertible and derivative arbitrage, corporate credit, long/short equity special situations, buyout investments, merger arbitrage, private investments, and structured credit. It also invests in real estate and traditional real estate assets including multifamily, office, hotel and retail, loans, portfolio acquisitions, loan pools, operating companies, structured debt products, public securities, and non-traditional real estate assets including gaming, distressed land and residential, cell towers, parking, golf, debt and senior housing. For private equity investments, it considers investments in a variety of special situations that seek to realize value through strategic sales or initial public offerings. The firm typically invests in the energy investments. It prefers to invest in United States. It also manages a buyout fund, Och-Ziff Energy Fund. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC was founded in 1994 and is based New York City with additional offices in Houston, Texas, London, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Japan, Bangalore, India, Singapore, and Beijing, China.

FLIR Systems, Inc. (FLIR) gained $2.78 to close the day at a new closing price of $36.93, a 8.14% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 31.13% above its 52 week low of $27.98. A total of 2.9M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 698.12K. The stock, which fluctuated between $34.36 and $37.14 during the day, currently situated -0.78% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.77% in the past one month and up by 4.47% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $37.33 and RSI of 57.86, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets thermal imaging, visible-light imaging systems, locater systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and threat-detection solutions worldwide. The company operates in six segments: Surveillance, Instruments, OEM and Emerging Markets, Maritime, Security, and Detection. The Surveillance segment provides enhanced imaging and recognition solutions for various military, law enforcement, public safety, and other government customers for the protection of borders, troops, and public welfare. This segment also develops hand-held and weapon-mounted thermal imaging systems for use by consumers. The Instruments segment offer devices that image, measure, and assess thermal energy, gases, and other environmental elements for industrial, commercial, and scientific applications. The Security segment develops and manufactures cameras and video recording systems for use in commercial, critical infrastructure, and home monitoring applications. The OEM and Emerging Markets segment provides thermal imaging camera cores and components that are utilized by third parties to create thermal and other types of imaging systems. The segment also develops and manufactures intelligent traffic systems; imaging solutions for the smartphone and mobile devices market; and thermal imaging solutions for commercial-use unmanned aerial systems. The Maritime segment develops and manufactures electronics and imaging instruments for the recreational and commercial maritime market. The Detection segment offers sensors, instruments, and integrated platform solutions for the detection, identification, and suppression of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives threats for military force protection, homeland security, and commercial applications. The company markets its products to commercial and government customers. FLIR Systems, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon.

Cynosure, Inc. (CYNO) had a light trading with around 2.89M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 890.35K. The stock traded between $65.9 and $66.5 before closing at the price of $66 with 0.11% change on the day. The Westford Massachusetts 01886 based company is currently trading 91.47% above its 52 week low of $37.32 and 0.08% above its 52 week high of $66.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 75.36 and $59.13 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

Cynosure, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets aesthetic treatment systems for plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and other medical practitioners. The company’s aesthetic treatment systems utilize a range of energy sources, including Alexandrite, diode, Nd: YAG, pulse dye, Q-switched lasers, intense pulsed light, and radiofrequency (RF) technology. It offers Elite product line for hair removal, and treatment of facial and leg veins and pigmentations; SmartLipo product line for LaserBodySculpting for the removal of unwanted fat; Cellulaze product line for the treatment of cellulite; Cynergy product line for the treatment of vascular lesions; MedLite C6 and RevLite product lines for the removal of benign pigmented lesions, as well as multi-colored tattoos; and PicoSure product line for the treatment of tattoos, benign pigmented lesions, acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. The company also provides Icon aesthetic system for hair removal, wrinkle reduction, and scar and stretch mark treatment; Vectus diode laser for high volume hair removal; SculpSure hyperthermic laser treatment for LaserBodySculpting for non-invasive fat reduction; and MonaLisa Touch laser for gynecologic health. In addition, it markets radiofrequency energy sourced medical devices for precision surgical applications, such as facial plastic and general surgery, gynecology, ear, nose, and throat procedures, ophthalmology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, podiatry, and proctology. The company sells its products through a direct sales force in the United States, Canada, France, Morocco, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, Australia, China, Japan, and South Korea, as well as through independent distributors in approximately 120 countries. Cynosure, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Range Resources Corporation (RRC), Function(x) Inc. (FNCX), McDermott International, Inc. (MDR)

Range Resources Corporation (RRC) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.58% or $0.19 to close the day at $33 on light trading volume of 2.83M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.26M. The Fort Worth Texas 76102 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 23.22%, compared to the industry which has advanced 44.3% over the same period. With RSI of 46.58, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $47.19, making it a hold for now.

Range Resources Corporation operates as an independent natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and oil company. It engages in the exploration, development, and acquisition of natural gas and oil properties. The company holds interests in developed and undeveloped natural gas and oil leases in the Appalachian region of the United States. It owns and operates 4,462 net producing wells and approximately 905,000 net acres under lease in the Appalachian region; and 444 net producing wells and approximately 308,000 net acres under lease in the Texas Panhandle, as well as in the Anadarko Basin of western Oklahoma, the Nemaha Uplift of Northern Oklahoma and Kansas, the Permian Basin of West Texas, and Mississippi. The company markets and sells natural gas to utilities, marketing and midstream companies, and industrial users; NGLs to natural gas processors or users of NGLs; and oil and condensate to crude oil processors, transporters, and refining and marketing companies. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of 9.9 trillion cubic feet of natural gas equivalents. The company was formerly known as Lomak Petroleum, Inc. and changed its name to Range Resources Corporation in 1998. Range Resources Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

Function(x) Inc. (FNCX) fell -10.85% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.3 to finish the day at $2.42 with about 2.81M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 61.65K. The $8.66M market cap company, which fluctuated between $2.27 and $4.75 during the day, currently situated 40.99% above its 52 week low of $1.72 and -85.21% away from its one year high of $16.48. The RSI of 53.57 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Function(x) Inc. operates Wetpaint.com, an online destination for entertainment news for millennial women covering the latest in television, music, and pop culture. The company also offers daily fantasy sports experience both directly to consumers and to businesses desiring turnkey solutions. In addition, it operates Rant, a digital publisher that publishes original content in 13 different verticals, primarily sports, entertainment, pets, cars, and food; and Choose Digital, a digital marketplace platform that allows companies to incorporate digital content into existing rewards and loyalty programs in support of marketing and sales initiatives. The company was formerly known as DraftDay Fantasy Sports, Inc. and changed its name to Function(x) Inc. in June 2016. Function(x) Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

McDermott International, Inc. (MDR) saw its value decrease by -1.09% as the stock dropped $-0.09 to finish the day at a closing price of $8.16. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $2.39-$8.33 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $8.03 to $8.24 during the day, are up by 42.16% in the past three months and up by 58.75% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.45% above its 20 day moving average and 6.11% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $7.75 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 58.08. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Colony NorthStar, Inc. (CLNS), Olin Corporation (OLN), Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD)

Colony NorthStar, Inc. (CLNS) retreated with the stock falling -0.28% or $-0.04 to close at $14.35 on light trading volume of 2.78M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.93M. The Los Angeles California 90071 based company has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 52.96% up for the period and up by 3.78% so far this year. With price target of $17.83 and a 66.75% rebound from 52-week low, Colony NorthStar, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

The firm invests in the real estate markets of North America and Europe. Its investment portfolio is primarily composed of real estate equity; real estate and real estate-related debt; and investment management of company-sponsored private equity funds and vehicles. The firm invests in wide spectrum of commercial real estate property types, including but not limited to, office, industrial, retail, hospitality, education, single-family and multifamily residential assets, and geographies, primarily within North America and Europe. It was formerly known as Colony Financial, Inc. Colony Capital, Inc. was formed on June 23, 2009 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

Olin Corporation (OLN) gained $0.92 to close the day at a new closing price of $30.87, a 3.07% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 142.28% above its 52 week low of $14.02. A total of 2.78M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.2M. The stock, which fluctuated between $29.8 and $30.91 during the day, currently situated 0.68% above its 52 week high. The stock is up by 17.24% in the past one month and up by 27.75% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $29.33 and RSI of 70.51, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Olin Corporation manufactures and distributes chemical products in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls, Epoxy, and Winchester. The Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls segment offers chlorine and caustic soda, ethylene dichloride and vinyl chloride monomers, methyl chloride, methylene chloride, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, perchloroethylene, trichloroethylene and vinylidene chloride, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen, bleach products, and potassium hydroxide. The Epoxy segment provides allyl chloride and epichlorohydrin for use in resins and other plastic materials, water purification, and pesticides, as well as for the manufacturers of polymers; liquid epoxy resins used in adhesives, paints and coatings, composites, and flooring; and converted epoxy resins and additives for use in electrical laminates, paints and coatings, wind blades, electronics, and construction. The Winchester segment offers sporting ammunition, law enforcement ammunition, reloading components, small caliber military ammunition and components, and industrial cartridges. The company markets its products through its sales force, as well as directly to various industrial customers, mass merchants, retailers, wholesalers, other distributors, and the U.S. Government and its prime contractors. Olin Corporation was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Clayton, Missouri.

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD) shares were down in last trading by -1.62% to $6.08. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.49% over the past week and grew 12.38% in the past month. It is currently trading 10.32% above its 50 day moving average and -7.63% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -38.15% decrease in value from its one year high of $9.83. The RSI indicator value of 62.38, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of medicines for various rare and orphan diseases. Its principal product is the migalastat HCl, a small molecule, which has completed Phase III studies that can be used as a monotherapy and in combination with enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for Fabry disease. The company is also developing SD-101, which is in Phase III clinical study for the treatment of the genetic connective tissue disorder epidermolysis bullosa; ATB200 that is in Phase II studies to treat pompe disease; AT2221, which is in Phase II studies for the treatment of pompe disease; and AT3375 to treat Parkinson’s disease. The company has strategic alliance with GlaxoSmithKline plc to develop and commercialize migalastat as a monotherapy and in combination with ERT for Fabry disease. Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Cranbury, New Jersey.

 

3 Notable Runners: Regal Entertainment Group (RGC), Radian Group Inc. (RDN), CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX)

Regal Entertainment Group (RGC) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.32% or $0.07 to close the day at $21.67 on higher than average trading volume of 2.77M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.9M. The Knoxville Tennessee 37918 based company has been underperforming the movie production, theaters companies by -4.9156% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 5.19% YTD, versus the movie production, theaters industry which is up 3.09% for the same period. The RSI of 45.76 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Regal Entertainment Group, through its subsidiaries, operates as a motion picture exhibitor in the United States. It develops, acquires, and operates multi-screen theatres primarily in mid-sized metropolitan markets and suburban growth areas of larger metropolitan markets. The company operates a theatre circuit under the brands of Regal Cinemas, United Artists, Edwards, Great Escape Theatres, and Hollywood Theaters. As of January 6, 2017, it operated 7,310 screens in 565 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, and the District of Columbia. Regal Entertainment Group was founded in 2002 and is based in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Radian Group Inc. (RDN) had a active trading with around 2.76M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.53M. The stock traded between $19.41 and $19.68 before closing at the price of $19.57 with -0.2% change on the day. The Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103 based company is currently trading 110.75% above its 52 week low of $9.29 and -1.51% below its 52 week high of $19.87. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 67.83 and $20.8 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Radian Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides mortgage and real estate products and services in the United States. It operates through two segments, Mortgage Insurance, and Mortgage and Real Estate Services (Services). The Mortgage Insurance segment provides credit-related insurance coverage, principally through private mortgage insurance that protects mortgage lenders from all or a portion of default-related losses on residential mortgage loans made to home buyers, as well as facilitates the sale of these mortgage loans in the secondary mortgage market. It offers primary mortgage insurance coverage on residential first-lien mortgage loans. This segment primarily serves mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, savings institutions, credit unions, and community banks. The Services segment provides outsourced services, information-based analytics, and specialty consulting services for buyers and sellers of, and investors in, mortgage- and real estate-related loans and securities, and other asset-backed securities. This segment offers loan review and due diligence, monitoring of mortgage servicer and loan performance, valuation and component services, real estate owned asset management services, and outsourced mortgage services. Radian Group Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX) traded within a range of $16.94 to $17.31 after opening the day at $17.31. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -6.36% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.5% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $17.07 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -23.59% below its 52 week high of $22.34 and 135.12% above its 12-month low of $7.14. The shares are down by over -7.38% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 39.39 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

CONSOL Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company in the United States and internationally. The company primarily operates through two divisions, Exploration and Production (E&P), and Pennsylvania (PA) Mining Operations. The E&P division produces pipeline quality natural gas primarily to gas wholesalers. This division owns rights to extract natural gas in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio from approximately 413,000 net Marcellus Shale acres; and 683,000 net acres of Utica Shale, as well as owns rights to extract coalbed methane (CBM) in Virginia from approximately 268,000 net CBM acres, which cover a portion of its coal reserves in Central Appalachia. It also owns rights to extract natural gas from shallow oil and gas positions in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, and New York from approximately 766,000 net acres; 95,000 net acres of Chattanooga Shale; and 503,000 net acres of Huron Shale potential in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia, as well as provides midstream gas services. The PA Mining Operations division engages in mining, preparation, and marketing of thermal coal primarily to power generators; and metallurgical coal. The company also provides energy services, including coal terminal services, water services, and land resource management services. CONSOL Energy Inc. was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.