Momentum Stocks in Focus: VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY), Amgen Inc. (AMGN), PBF Energy Inc. (PBF)

VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.6% or $0.47 to close the day at $18.57 on active trading volume of 2.43M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.17M. The San Jose California 95134 based company has been underperforming the business equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -17.17%, compared to the industry which has advanced 7.29% over the same period. With RSI of 56.63, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $18.88, making it a hold for now.

VeriFone Systems, Inc. provides payments and commerce solutions at the point of sale (POS) worldwide. It offers countertop solutions that accept payment options, such as contactless, NFC, mobile wallets, and EMV; PIN pads that support credit and debit card, EBT, EMV, and other PIN-based transactions; and multimedia consumer facing POS devices. The company also provides portable payment devices, including small, portable, and handheld devices that enable merchants to accept electronic payments wherever wireless connectivity is available; and mobile solutions that attach to and interface with iOS, Android, or Windows-based smartphones and tablets. In addition, it offers integrated electronic payment systems that combine electronic payment processing, fuel dispensing, and ECR functions, as well as secure payment systems for integration with petroleum pump controllers; unattended and self-service payment solutions designed to enable payment transactions in self-service, high-transaction volume, and public transportation environments; and network access solutions. Further, the company provides other managed, terminal management, payment-enabled media, in-taxi payment, and security solutions; and server-based payment processing software and middleware. Additionally, it offers installation, deployment, training, and application development and delivery solutions; project management, client education program, and consulting services; helpdesk support, equipment repair and maintenance, and software post-contract support services; and application libraries and development tools. The company sells its products directly; and through third party distributors and partners. It serves financial services, retail, petroleum, restaurant, hospitality, taxi, transportation, and healthcare industries. The company was formerly known as VeriFone Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to VeriFone Systems, Inc. in May 2010. VeriFone Systems, Inc. is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Amgen Inc. (AMGN) grew with the stock adding 0.63% or $0.97 to close at $155.77 on light trading volume of 2.43M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.2M. The Thousand Oaks California 91320 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 5.67% up for the period and up by 6.54% so far this year. With price target of $181.73 and a 17.35% rebound from 52-week low, Amgen Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Amgen Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers human therapeutics worldwide. It offers products for the treatment of illness in the areas of oncology/hematology, cardiovascular, inflammation, bone health, nephrology, and neuroscience. The company’s products include Neulasta, a pegylated protein for the treatment of cancer patients; NEUPOGEN, a recombinant-methionyl human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor for reducing the incidence of infection for patients with non-myeloid malignancies; and Enbrel to treat rheumatoid arthritis, plaque psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis. Its products also comprise EPOGEN to treat a lower-than-normal number of red blood cells caused by chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients on dialysis; Aranesp for treating anemia; XGEVA for the prevention of skeletal-related events; Prolia to treat postmenopausal women with osteoporosis; Repatha for the treatment of cholesterol; and Sensipar/Mimpara products for use in the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in CKD patients on dialysis. The company’s other marketed products include Kyprolis, a proteasome inhibitor to treat patients with multiple myeloma and small-cell lung cancer; Nplate, a thrombopoietic compound; Vectibix, a human monoclonal antibody; and BLINCYTO for the treatment of patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It also develops various products that are in various clinical trials. The company serves pharmaceutical wholesale distributors; and physicians or their clinics, dialysis centers, hospitals, and pharmacies, as well as consumers. It has collaborative agreements with Xencor, Inc; UCB; Novartis AG; Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc; Advaxis, Inc.; Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.; Biocartis Group NV; and Nuevolution AB. The company also has a strategic collaboration with Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH. Amgen Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California.

PBF Energy Inc. (PBF) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.69% or $-0.17 to close the day at $24.38 on lower than average trading volume of 2.43M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.62M. The Parsippany New Jersey 07054 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas refining & marketing companies by 18.7445% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -12.55% YTD, versus the oil & gas refining & marketing industry which is down -1.63% for the same period. The RSI of 40.01 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

PBF Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the refining and supply of petroleum products. It produces gasoline, ultra-low-sulfur diesel, heating oil, diesel fuel, jet fuel, lubricants, petrochemicals, and asphalt, as well as unbranded transportation fuels, petrochemical feedstocks, blending components, and other petroleum products. The company sells its products in Northeast and Midwest of the United States, as well as in other regions of the United States and Canada. PBF Energy Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Parsippany, New Jersey.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Darling Ingredients Inc. (DAR), KKR & Co. L.P. (KKR), Aflac Incorporated (AFL)

Darling Ingredients Inc. (DAR) climbed 0.41% during last trading as the stock added $0.05 to finish the day at $12.33 with about 2.43M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.36M. The $2.06B market cap company, which fluctuated between $12.2 and $12.43 during the day, currently situated 58.48% above its 52 week low of $7.78 and -22.6% away from its one year high of $15.93. The RSI of 35.95 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Darling Ingredients Inc. develops, produces, and sells natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients worldwide. It operates in three segments: Feed Ingredients, Food Ingredients, and Fuel Ingredients. The company offers a range of ingredients and customized specialty solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, technical, fuel, bioenergy, and fertilizer industries. It collects and transforms various animal by-product streams into useable and specialty ingredients, such as gelatin, edible fats, feed-grade fats, animal proteins and meals, plasma, pet food ingredients, organic fertilizers, yellow grease, fuel feedstocks, green energy, natural casings, and hides. The company also recovers and converts used cooking oil and commercial bakery residuals into valuable feed and fuel ingredients. In addition, it provides grease trap services to food establishments; environmental services to food processors; and sells restaurant cooking oil delivery and collection equipment. The company was formerly known as Darling International Inc. and changed its name to Darling Ingredients Inc. in May 2014. Darling Ingredients Inc. was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

KKR & Co. L.P. (KKR) gained $0.15 to close the day at a new closing price of $17.14, a 0.88% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 65.06% above its 52 week low of $10.89. A total of 2.41M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.84M. The stock, which fluctuated between $16.86 and $17.16 during the day, currently situated -2.45% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.94% in the past one month and up by 27.11% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $19.63 and RSI of 63.69, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

KKR & Co. L.P. is a private equity and real estate investment firm specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. It specializes in acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, credit special situations, growth equity, mature, mezzanine, distressed, and middle market investments. The firm considers investments in all industries with a focus on software, security, semiconductors, consumer electronics, internet of things (iot), internet, information services, content, technology and hardware, energy and infrastructure, real estate, services industry with a focus on business services, intelligence, industry-leading franchises and companies in natural resource, containers and packaging, agriculture, airports, ports, forestry, electric utilities, textiles, apparel and luxury goods, household durables, digital media, insurance, brokerage houses, non-durable goods distribution, supermarket retailing, grocery stores, food, beverage, and tobacco, hospitals, entertainment venues and production companies, publishing, printing services, capital goods, financial services, specialized finance, pipelines, and renewable energy. In energy and infrastructure, it focuses on the Upstream Oil and Gas and Equipment and Services verticals. In real estate, the firm seeks to invest in private and public real estate securities including property-level equity, debt and special situations transactions and businesses with significant real estate holdings, and oil and natural gas properties. The firm also invests in asset services sector that encompasses a broad array of B2B, B2C and B2G services verticals including asset-based, transport, logistics, leisure/hospitality, resource and utility support, infra-like, mission-critical, and environmental services. Within Americas, the firm prefers to invest in consumer products; chemicals, metals and mining; energy and natural resources; financial services; healthcare; industrials; media and communications; retail; and technology. Within Europe, the firm invests in consumer and retail; energy; financial services; health care; industrials and chemicals; media and digital; and telecom and technologies. Within Asia, it invests in consumer products; energy and resources; financial services; healthcare; industrials; logistics; media and telecom; retail; real estate; and technology. The firm seeks to invest in mid to high-end residential developments, but can invest in other projects throughout Mainland China through outright ownership, joint ventures, and merger. It invests globally with a focus on Australia, emerging and developed Asia, Middle East and Africa, Nordic, Southeast Asia, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Caribbean, Mexico, South America, North America, Brazil, Latin America, Korea, and United States of America. In the United States and Europe, the firm focuses on buyouts of large, publicly traded companies. It seeks to invest $30 million to $717 million in companies with enterprise values between $500 million to $2389 million. The firm prefers to invest in a range of debt and public equity investing and may co-invest. It seeks a board seat in its portfolio companies and a controlling ownership of a company or a strategic minority positions. The firm may acquire minority equity interests, particularly when making private equity investments in Asia or sponsoring investments as part of a large investor consortium. The firm typically holds its investment for a period of five to seven years and more and exits through initial public offerings, secondary offerings, and sales to strategic buyers. KKR & Co. L.P. was founded in 1976 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices across North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Aflac Incorporated (AFL) had a active trading with around 2.39M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.11M. The stock traded between $69.38 and $70.24 before closing at the price of $69.97 with 0.13% change on the day. The Columbus Georgia 31999 based company is currently trading 31.43% above its 52 week low of $55.24 and -5.52% below its 52 week high of $74.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 48.82 and $72 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance products. It operates through two segments, Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S. The Aflac Japan segment offers various voluntary supplemental insurance products, including cancer plans, general medical indemnity plans, medical/sickness riders, care plans, living benefit life plans, ordinary life insurance plans, and annuities in Japan. The Aflac U.S. segment provides products designed to protect individuals from depletion of assets, which comprise accident, cancer, critical illness/critical care, hospital intensive care, hospital indemnity, fixed-benefit dental, and vision care plans; and loss-of-income products, such as life and short-term disability plans in the United States (U.S.). The company sells its products through sales associates and brokers, independent corporate agencies, individual agencies, and affiliated corporate agencies. Aflac Incorporated was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

 

Stocks on the Move: State Street Corporation (STT), DexCom, Inc. (DXCM), Uranium Resources, Inc. (URRE)

State Street Corporation (STT) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.06% or $-0.05 to close the day at $80.15 on active trading volume of 2.37M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.16M. The Boston Massachusetts 02111 based company has been outperforming the asset management group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 47.63%, compared to the industry which has advanced 28.89% over the same period. With RSI of 50.31, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $85.62, making it a hold for now.

State Street Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of financial products and services to institutional investors worldwide. The company offers investment servicing products and services, including custody; product- and participant-level accounting; daily pricing and administration; master trust and master custody; record-keeping; cash management; foreign exchange, brokerage, and other trading services; securities finance; deposit and short-term investment facilities; loans and lease financing; investment manager and alternative investment manager operations outsourcing; and performance, risk, and compliance analytics. It also provides investment management services, such as investment management, investment research, and investment advisory services to corporations, public funds, and other sophisticated investors, as well as offers active and passive asset management strategies across equity, fixed-income, and cash asset classes. The company offers its products and services to mutual funds, collective investment funds and other investment pools, corporate and public retirement plans, insurance companies, foundations, endowments, and investment managers. State Street Corporation was founded in 1792 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

DexCom, Inc. (DXCM) fell -1.56% during last trading as the stock lost $-1.33 to finish the day at $84.16 with about 2.36M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.53M. The $5.65B market cap company, currently situated 75.63% above its 52 week low of $47.92 and -12.68% away from its one year high of $96.38. The RSI of 75.83 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

DexCom, Inc., a medical device company, focuses on the design, development, and commercialization of continuous glucose monitoring systems in the United States and internationally. The company offers its systems for ambulatory use by people with diabetes; and for use by healthcare providers in the hospital for the treatment of patients with and without diabetes. Its ambulatory product line includes DexCom G4 PLATINUM system for continuous use by adults with diabetes; DexCom SHARE, a remote monitoring system, which provides secondary notification and does not replace real time continuous glucose monitoring or standard home blood glucose monitoring; and DexCom G5 Mobile, a continuous glucose monitoring system. The company’s in-hospital product line comprises GlucoClear, a blood-based in-vivo automated glucose monitoring system for use by healthcare providers in the hospital. It also offers SweetSpot, a software platform that enables patients to aggregate and analyze data from diabetes devices and to share it with their healthcare providers; and sensor augmented insulin pumps. The company markets its products directly to endocrinologists, physicians, and diabetes educators. It has collaboration agreements with Animas Corporation and Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Uranium Resources, Inc. (URRE) saw its value decrease by -9.87% as the stock dropped $-0.23 to finish the day at a closing price of $2.1. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $0.97-$5.1 per share for the past year. The shares are up by 60.31% in the past three months and up by 34.62% over the past six months. It is currently trading 21.46% above its 20 day moving average and 41.34% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $3.25 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 55.35. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Uranium Resources, Inc. explores for, develops, and produces uranium. The company has in-situ recovery (ISR) projects and two licensed processing facilities. It owns and operates the Temrezli ISR project in Central Turkey; and controls exploration properties under nine exploration and operating licenses covering approximately 32,000 acres with various exploration targets, including the Sefaatli project. The company also holds interest in approximately 190,000 acres of mineral holdings in the prolific Grants Mineral Belt of the State of New Mexico; and 14,000 acres in the South Texas uranium province. In addition, it holds an agreement to acquire certain placer mining claims in the Sal Rica lithium brine project that covers an area of approximately 9,800 acres located in the Pilot Valley region of northwestern Utah. Uranium Resources, Inc. was founded in 1977 and is based in Centennial, Colorado.

 

Stocks Alert: Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC), Comerica Incorporated (CMA), Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)

Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) grew with the stock adding 0.53% or $0.09 to close at $16.99 on light trading volume of 2.35M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.97M. The New York New York 10167 based company operating under the Diversified Investments industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 38.63% up for the period and up by 3.03% so far this year. With price target of $16.82 and a 52.7% rebound from 52-week low, Ares Capital Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Ares Capital Corporation is a business development company specializing in acquisition, recapitalization, mezzanine debt, restructurings, rescue financing, and leveraged buyout transactions of middle market companies. It also makes growth capital and general refinancing. It prefers to make investments in companies engaged in the basic and growth manufacturing, business services, consumer products, health care products and services, and information technology service sectors. The fund will also consider investments in industries such as restaurants, retail, oil and gas, and technology sectors. It focuses on investments in Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Southwest regions from its New York office, the Midwest region, from the Chicago office, and the Western region from the Los Angeles office. The fund typically invests between $20 million and $200 million and a maximum of $400 million in companies with an EBITDA between $10 million and $250 million. It makes debt investments between $10 million and $100 million The fund invests through revolvers, first lien loans, warrants, unitranche structures, second lien loans, mezzanine debt, private high yield, junior capital, subordinated debt, and non-control preferred and common equity. The fund also selectively considers third-party-led senior and subordinated debt financings and opportunistically considers the purchase of stressed and discounted debt positions. The fund prefers to be an agent and/or lead the transactions in which it invests. The fund also seeks board representation in its portfolio companies.

Comerica Incorporated (CMA) gained $1.69 to close the day at a new closing price of $67.06, a 2.59% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 124.26% above its 52 week low of $30.48. A total of 2.35M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.36M. The stock, which fluctuated between $65.16 and $67.16 during the day, currently situated -5.81% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.26% in the past one month and up by 40% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $70.21 and RSI of 48.16, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Comerica Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, provides various financial products and services. It operates through three segments: Business Bank, Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. The Business Bank segment offers various products and services, such as commercial loans and lines of credit, deposits, cash management, capital market products, international trade finance, letters of credit, foreign exchange management services, and loan syndication services to middle market businesses, multinational corporations, and governmental entities. The Retail Bank segment provides small business banking and personal financial services, including consumer lending, consumer deposit gathering, and mortgage loan origination. This segment also offers a range of consumer products consisting of deposit accounts, installment loans, credit cards, student loans, home equity lines of credit, and residential mortgage loans. The Wealth Management segment provides products and services comprising fiduciary services, private banking, retirement services, investment management and advisory services, and investment banking and brokerage services. This segment also sells annuity products, as well as life, disability, and long-term care insurance products. The company operates in Texas, California, and Michigan, as well as in Arizona and Florida, the United States; Canada; and Mexico. Comerica Incorporated was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) shares were down in last trading by -0.28% to $807.48. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.45% over the past week and grew 6.11% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.06% above its 50 day moving average and 8.4% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.69% decrease in value from its one year high of $847.21. The RSI indicator value of 64.75, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the retail sale of consumer products in North America and internationally. It operates through the North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) segments. The company sells merchandise and content purchased for resale from vendors, as well as those offered by third-party sellers through retail Websites, such as amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.com.mx, amazon.com.au, amazon.com.br, amazon.cn, amazon.fr, amazon.de, amazon.in, amazon.it, amazon.co.jp, amazon.nl, amazon.es, and amazon.co.uk. It also manufactures and sells electronic devices, including kindle e-readers, fire tablets, fire TVs, and echo, as well as fire phones; and provides Kindle Direct Publishing, an online platform that allows independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store. In addition, the company offers programs that enable sellers to sell their products on its Websites, as well as their own branded Websites; and programs that allow authors, musicians, filmmakers, app developers, and others to publish and sell content. Further, it offers compute, storage, database, and other AWS services, as well as fulfillment, publishing, digital content subscriptions, advertising, and co-branded credit card agreements services. Additionally, the company offers Amazon Prime, an annual membership program, which provides free shipping of various items; access to unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes; and other services. It serves consumers, sellers, developers, enterprises, and content creators. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: News Corporation (NWSA), GoPro, Inc. (GPRO), Immunomedics, Inc. (IMMU)

News Corporation (NWSA) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.74% or $-0.09 to close the day at $12.14 on lower than average trading volume of 2.31M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.73M. The New York New York 10036 based company has been outperforming the broadcasting – tv companies by -9.2931% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 5.93% YTD, versus the broadcasting – tv industry which is down -0.83% for the same period. The RSI of 59.17 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

News Corporation, a media and information services company, focuses on creating and distributing content to consumers and businesses worldwide. The company distributes content and data products, such as The Wall Street Journal, Factiva, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Dow Jones Private Markets, and DJX through various media channels, including newspapers, newswires, Websites, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, conferences, and video, as well as applications for mobile devices, tablets, and electronic readers. It also owns and operates daily, Sunday, weekly, and bi-weekly newspapers, including The Australian, The Weekend Australian, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, Herald Sun, Sunday Herald Sun, The Courier Mail, The Sunday Mail, The Advertiser, Sunday Mail, The Sun, The Sun on Sunday, The Times, The Sunday Times, and New York Post, as well as digital mastheads and other Websites. In addition, the company provides home-delivered shopper media, such as free-standing inserts and direct mail products; in-store marketing products and services primarily to consumer packaged goods manufacturers; in-store merchandising services; and digital marketing solutions. Further, it publishes general fiction, nonfiction, children’s, and religious books; and offers sports programming services with seven television channels distributed through cable, satellite and IP, various interactive viewing applications, and broadcast rights to live sporting events. Additionally, the company provides digital advertising services for property and property-related services on Websites and mobile applications; online real estate services; and professional software and services products, including Top Producer, TigerLead, and ListHub, as well as operates residential and commercial property Websites. News Corporation is headquartered in New York, New York.

GoPro, Inc. (GPRO) had a light trading with around 2.31M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.62M. The stock traded at the price of $9.22 with -2.12% change on the day. The San Mateo California 94402 based company is currently trading 7.96% above its 52 week low of $8.54 and -47.85% below its 52 week high of $17.68. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 51.08 and $9.71 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

GoPro, Inc. develops and sells mountable and wearable cameras, and accessories in the United States and internationally. The company offers HERO line of capture devices, such as cameras; and mounts comprising equipment-based mounts consisting of helmet, handlebar, roll bar, and grip and tripod mounts that enable consumers to capture content while engaged in a range of activities, as well as mounts that enable customers to wear the mount on their bodies, such as wrist housings, chest harnesses, and head straps. It also provides LCD Touch BacPac, Battery BacPac, Smart Remote, and Floaty Backdoor accessories, as well as spare batteries, charging accessories, cables to connect its GoPro cameras to television monitors, video transmitters and external microphones, flotation devices, dive filters, and anti-fogging solutions. In addition, the company offers GoPro Studio, a video editing tool that allows users to create professional quality videos from their content; and GoPro App that allows users to control GoPro cameras remotely using a smartphone or tablet. GoPro, Inc. markets and sells its products through retailers and distributors, as well as through its Website. The company was formerly known as Woodman Labs, Inc. and changed its name to GoPro, Inc. in February 2014. GoPro, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California.

Immunomedics, Inc. (IMMU) opening the day at $3.92. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 13.62% so far this year. The stock was up close to 7.2% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $4.17 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -23.35% below its 52 week high of $5.44 and 159.01% above its 12-month low of $1.61. The shares are up by over 87.84% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 66.53 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Immunomedics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of monoclonal antibody-based products for the targeted treatment of cancer, autoimmune disorders, and other diseases. The company engages in developing antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) products comprising IMMU-132, an ADC that contains SN-38, which is in Phase II trials used for the treatment of patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, and small-cell and non-small-cell lung cancers; IMMU-130, an anti-CEACAN5-SN-38 ADC that is in Phase II trials for the treatment of solid tumors and metastatic colorectal cancer; and epratuzumab, a humanized antibody that targets CD22, an antigen found on the surface of B lymphocytes. Its early-stage products include IMMU-114, a novel humanized antibody for the treatment of patients with B-cell and other cancers; Milatuzumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody targeting tumors that expresses the CD74 antigen, which is present on various hematological tumors and solid cancers; Veltuzumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody targeting CD20 receptors on B lymphocytes for the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and autoimmune diseases; and Yttrium-90-Labeled Epratuzumab Tetraxetan, a radiolabeled anti-CD22 investigational product. The company also provides LeukoScan, a diagnostic imaging product for diagnostic imaging to determine the location and extent of infection/inflammation in bone. In addition, it offers other product candidates for the treatment of solid tumors and hematologic malignancies, as well as other diseases, which are in various stages of clinical and pre-clinical development. The company has a research collaboration with The Bayer Group to study epratuzumab as a thorium-227-labeled antibody. Immunomedics, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

 

Stocks To Watch: Honeywell International Inc. (HON), Quanta Services, Inc. (PWR), Rowan Companies plc (RDC)

Honeywell International Inc. (HON) traded within a range of $117.21 to $118.3 after opening the day at $117.52. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 1.91% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.71% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $118.06 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -0.55% below its 52 week high of $120.02 and 28.77% above its 12-month low of $95.89. The shares are up by over 9.92% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 59.27 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. Its Aerospace segment offers aircraft engines, integrated avionics, systems and service solutions, and related products and services for aircraft manufacturers and operators, airlines, military services, and defense and space contractors, as well as spare parts, and repair and maintenance services for the aftermarket. This segment also provides auxiliary power units; propulsion engines; environmental control, connectivity, electric power, flight safety, communication, navigation, radar, surveillance, and thermal systems; engine controls; aircraft lighting products, as well as wheels and brakes; advanced systems and instruments; and turbochargers, as well as management, technical, logistics, repair, and overhaul services to original equipment manufacturers in the air transport, regional, business, and general aviation aircraft; and automotive and truck manufacturers. The company’s Home and Building Technologies segment offers environmental and energy, security and fire, and building solutions. Its Safety and Productivity Solutions segment provides sensing and productivity Solutions, and industrial safety products. Its Performance Materials and Technologies segment provides catalysts and adsorbents; equipment and consulting services for the petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemical, and other industries; and automation control, instrumentation, software, and services for the oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, industrial power generation, chemicals and petrochemicals, biofuels, life sciences, metals, minerals, and mining industries. It also offers fluorocarbons, hydrofluoroolefins, caprolactam, resins, ammonium sulfate fertilizers, phenol, specialty films, waxes, additives, fibers, research chemicals and intermediates, and electronic materials and chemicals. The company was founded in 1920 and is based in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

Quanta Services, Inc. (PWR) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.41% or $0.14 to close the day at $34.28 on active trading volume of 2.3M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.1M. The Houston Texas 77056 based company has been outperforming the general contractors group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 95.33%, compared to the industry which has advanced 45.54% over the same period. With RSI of 48.42, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $34.85, making it a hold for now.

Quanta Services, Inc. provides specialty contracting services to the electric power, and oil and gas industries in North America and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Electric Power Infrastructure Services and Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services. The company’s Electric Power Infrastructure Services segment provides network solutions comprising design, installation, upgrade, repair, and maintenance of electric power transmission and distribution infrastructure, and substation facilities. It also provides emergency restoration services, including the repair of infrastructure. In addition, this segment designs, installs, and maintains renewable energy generation facilities comprising solar, wind, and various types of natural gas generation facilities, as well as related switchyards and transmission infrastructure to transport power; and commercial and industrial wiring. Further, it installs traffic networks; cable and control systems for light rail lines; and ancillary telecommunication infrastructure services. The company’s Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services segment provides network solutions to customers involved in the development and transportation of natural gas, oil, and other pipeline products. Its services include the design, installation, repair, and maintenance of pipeline transmission and distribution systems, gathering systems, production systems, and compressor and pump stations, as well as related trenching, directional boring, and automatic welding services. This segment also provides pipeline protection; integrity testing; rehabilitation and replacement; fabrication of pipeline support systems, and related structures and facilities; and infrastructure services for the offshore and inland water energy markets. In addition, it designs, installs, and maintains fueling systems, as well as water and sewer infrastructure. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Rowan Companies plc (RDC) dropped $-0.21 to close the day at a new closing price of $19.16, a -1.08% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 79.57% above its 52 week low of $10.67. A total of 2.3M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.19M. The stock, which fluctuated between $18.87 and $19.28 during the day, currently situated -11.62% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.82% in the past one month and up by 34.65% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $16.65 and RSI of 51.42, the stock still has upside potential, making it a 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.

 

Stocks in Focus: Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD), Nxt-ID, Inc. (NXTD), DiamondRock Hospitality Company (DRH)

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) had a active trading with around 2.3M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.87M. The stock traded between $44.25 and $44.87 before closing at the price of $44.74 with 0.49% change on the day. The Ewing New Jersey 08628 based company is currently trading 18.23% above its 52 week low of $38.42 and -16.02% below its 52 week high of $53.68. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 53.91 and $46.9 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and Specialty Products Division (SPD). The Consumer Domestic segment offers household products, such as baking soda, carpet and cat litter deodorizers, clumping cat litters, washing soda, fabric softeners, daily shower cleaners, cleaning products, dishwashing detergents and boosters, laundry and cleaning solutions, and bathroom cleaners, as well as powder, liquid, and unit dose laundry detergents; and personal care products comprising toothpastes and oral rinses, home pregnancy and ovulation test kits, deodorants and antiperspirants, toothbrushes, shampoos, dietary supplements, depilatories, lotions, creams, waxes, oral analgesics, nasal saline moisturizers, and feminine hygiene products, as well as condoms, lubricants, and vibrating products. The Consumer International segment sells personal care, household, and over-the-counter products in international markets, such as Canada, France, Australia, China, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Brazil. The SPD segment offers animal nutrition products, including feed grade sodium bicarbonate, rumen fermentation enhancers, feed grade potassium carbonate, rumen bypass fat and lysine, omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, natural sodium sesquicarbonate, and refined functional carbohydrate; and specialty chemicals, such as performance grade sodium bicarbonate, and potassium carbonate and bicarbonate. It also provides specialty cleaners, such as aqueous cleaners and deodorizers for commercial and industrial applications. The company sells its products through supermarkets, mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstores, convenience stores, home stores, dollar and pet stores, and other specialty stores, as well as through Websites. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey.

Nxt-ID, Inc. (NXTD) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 14.98% or $0.4 to close the day at $3.07 on active trading volume of 2.29M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 106.53K. The Melbourne Florida 32934 based company has been outperforming the security & protection services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 147.58%, compared to the industry which has advanced 36.57% over the same period. With RSI of 56.82, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $30, making it a hold for now.

Nxt-ID, Inc., a biometrics and authentication company, focuses on products, solutions, and services for security on mobile devices. The company develops Wocket, a physical electronic wallet that is intended to hold information from credit cards, debit cards, loyalty cards, identification cards, and virtually any magnetic stripe card to allow the owner of the card to configure a single electronic card to replicate any of the copied cards for mobile payments; and MobileBio VoiceMatch, a method of recognizing speakers and specific words providing multi-factor recognition for allowing an individual access to multiple devices. It also offers FaceMatch and SketchArtist, facial recognition products for access control, law enforcement, and travel and immigration. The company intends to serve companies, individuals, law enforcement, the defense industry, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Nxt-ID, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is based in Oxford, Connecticut.

DiamondRock Hospitality Company (DRH) shares were up in last trading by 1.05% to $11.52. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.58% over the past week and grew 3.99% in the past month. It is currently trading 7.39% above its 50 day moving average and 20.53% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.68% decrease in value from its one year high of $11.96. The RSI indicator value of 59.82, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

DiamondRock Hospitality Company, a lodging focused real estate company, owns premium hotels and resorts in North America. The company operates its hotels under the Hilton, Marriott, and Westin brand names in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and Atlanta; and in destination resort locations, such as the United States Virgin Islands and Colorado. As of December 16, 2011, it owned 26 hotels with approximately 12000 rooms. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust (REIT) under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

 

Stocks Under Review: Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF), Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ), Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX)

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.25% or $0.03 to close the day at $12.08 on light trading volume of 2.26M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.34M. The New Albany Ohio 43054 based company has been underperforming the apparel stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -50.08%, compared to the industry which has dropped -2.36% over the same period. With RSI of 38.7, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $13.85, making it a hold for now.

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.

Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) retreated with the stock falling -2.11% or $-3.25 to close at $150.48 on active trading volume of 2.26M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.05M. The Victor New York 14564 based company operating under the Beverages – Wineries & Distillers industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 4.33% up for the period and down by -1.85% so far this year. With price target of $175.13 and a 16.42% rebound from 52-week low, Constellation Brands, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. The company sells wine across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine, and dessert wine. Its principal brands comprise Arbor Mist, Black Box, Blackstone, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan Estate, Inniskillin, Kim Crawford, Mark West, Mount Veeder, Nobilo, Ravenswood, Rex Goliath, Robert Mondavi, Ruffino, Simi, Toasted Head, Wild Horse, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, and SVEDKA Vodka. The company offers its products to wholesale distributors, retailers, on-premise locations, and government alcohol beverage control agencies. Constellation Brands, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Victor, New York.

Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.71% or $0.41 to close the day at $58.14 on lower than average trading volume of 2.25M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.79M. The San Jose California 95124 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – integrated circuits companies by 17.7156% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -3.69% YTD, versus the semiconductor – integrated circuits industry which is up 1.88% for the same period. The RSI of 50.41 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Xilinx, Inc. designs and develops programmable devices and associated technologies worldwide. Its programmable devices comprise integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), such as programmable system on chips, and three dimensional ICs; software design tools to program the PLDs; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards; and intellectual property (IP). The company also offers development boards; development kits, including hardware, design tools, IP, and reference designs that are designed to streamline and accelerate the development of domain-specific and market-specific applications; and configuration products, such as one-time programmable and in-system programmable storage devices to configure field programmable gate arrays. In addition, it provides design services, customer training, field engineering, and technical support. The company offers its products to electronic equipment manufacturers in end markets, such as wired and wireless communications, industrial, scientific and medical, aerospace and defense, audio, video and broadcast, consumer, automotive, and test and measurement. Xilinx, Inc. sells its products through a network of independent distributors; and through direct sales to original equipment manufacturers and electronic manufacturing service providers by a network of independent sales representative firms and by a direct sales management organization. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

 

Stocks Under Consideration: Plug Power Inc. (PLUG), CarMax Inc. (KMX), Cousins Properties Incorporated (CUZ)

Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) retreated with the stock falling -1.6% or $-0.02 to close at $1.23 on light trading volume of 2.27M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.08M. The Latham New York 12110 based company operating under the Diversified Electronics industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -19.61% down for the period and up by 2.5% so far this year. With price target of $2.34 and a 4.24% rebound from 52-week low, Plug Power Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Plug Power Inc., an alternative energy technology provider, engages in the design, development, manufacture, and commercialization of fuel cell systems for the material handling and stationary power market in the United States. The company focuses on proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell and fuel processing technologies, and fuel cell/battery hybrid technologies. Its product line includes GenKey, a turn-key solution for transitioning material handling vehicles to fuel cell power; GenDrive, a hydrogen fueled PEM fuel cell system that provides power to material handling vehicles; GenFuel, a hydrogen fueling delivery system; GenCare, which is an ongoing maintenance program for GenDrive fuel cells and GenFuel products; ReliOn, a stationary fuel cell solution that provides scalable and modular PEM fuel cell power to support the backup and grid-support power requirements of the telecommunications, transportation, and utility sectors; and GenFund, which offers financing solutions to customers. The company sells its products to businesses and government agencies through direct product sales force, original equipment manufacturers, and dealer networks. Plug Power Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Latham, New York.

CarMax Inc. (KMX) had a light trading with around 2.27M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.29M. The stock traded between $65.22 and $66.39 before closing at the price of $65.68 with -1.19% change on the day. The Richmond Virginia 23238 based company is currently trading 59.22% above its 52 week low of $41.25 and -3.5% below its 52 week high of $68.06. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $67.4 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

CarMax Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of used vehicles in the United States. The company operates in two segments, CarMax Sales Operations and CarMax Auto Finance. It offers customers a range of makes and models of used vehicles, including domestic and imported vehicles; sells vehicles that do not meet its retail standards to licensed dealers through on-site wholesale auctions; and provides extended protection plans to customers at the time of sale. The company also offers reconditioning and vehicle repair services; and provides financing alternatives for retail customers across a range of credit spectrum through its CarMax Auto Finance and arrangements with other financial institutions. In addition, it sells new vehicles under franchise agreements. As of December 20, 2016, the company operated 169 used car stores in 39 states. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Richmond, Virginia.

Cousins Properties Incorporated (CUZ) saw its value decrease by -0.24% as the stock dropped $-0.02 to finish the day at a closing price of $8.32. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $5.31-$8.65 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $8.29 to $8.42 during the day, are up by 5.94% in the past three months and up by 9.17% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.13% above its 20 day moving average and 3.64% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $8.5 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 54.5.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Cousins Properties Incorporated, a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, develops, and manages real estate portfolio, as well as performs certain real estate-related services in the United States. The company operates through four divisions: Office/Multi-Family, Retail, Industrial, and Land. The Office/Multi-Family division develops and manages office projects primarily in Austin, Dallas, Charlotte, Birmingham, and Atlanta; develops and sells multi-family projects in urban locations in the southeastern United States; and manages and leases office properties owned by third parties. It also develops mixed use projects that contain multiple product types in communities where individuals live, work, and seek entertainment. As of December 31, 2006, this division owned interests in 20 operating office properties; and had 5 office or multi-family projects under development or redevelopment. The Retail division develops and manages retail shopping centers principally in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Texas, and Florida. As of the above date, this division owned 10 operating retail properties; and had 3 projects and 1 expansion under development. The Industrial division develops institutional warehouse and distribution properties in the metropolitan Atlanta area and the Dallas market. As of December 31, 2006, this division owned one operating industrial property and three projects under development. The Land division engages in the acquisition and entitlement of land, the development and sale of residential lots, and the acquisition and sale of certain undeveloped tracts of land to third parties. As of the above date, this division had 24 residential communities under development. The company qualifies as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. Cousins Properties was founded in 1958 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Stocks In Queue: Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR), Masco Corporation (MAS), Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN)

Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) climbed 0.29% during last trading as the stock added $0.09 to finish the day at $31.24 with about 2.25M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.92M. The $5.34B market cap company, which fluctuated between $30.5 and $31.34 during the day, currently situated 129.91% above its 52 week low of $15.23 and -14.11% away from its one year high of $37.48. The RSI of 47.85 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Masco Corporation (MAS) gained $0.07 to close the day at a new closing price of $32.1, a 0.22% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 40.67% above its 52 week low of $23.1. A total of 2.25M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.77M. The stock, which fluctuated between $31.85 and $32.31 during the day, currently situated -13.6% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.09% in the past one month and down by -4.73% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $37.8 and RSI of 50.71, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Masco Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes home improvement and building products in North America and internationally. The company’s Cabinets and Related Products segment offers assembled cabinetry for kitchen, bath, storage, home office, and home entertainment applications; and integrated bathroom vanity and countertop products. Its Plumbing Products segment provides faucets, showerheads, handheld showers, valves, bathing units, shower enclosures, toilets, acrylic tub and shower systems, shower trays, spas and exercise pools, brass and copper plumbing system components, and other plumbing specialties. The company’s Decorative Architectural Products segment offers architectural coatings, including paints, primers, specialty paint and waterproofing products, and stains; cabinet, door, window, and hardware products; and bath hardware and shower accessories. Its Other Specialty Products segment provides vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum windows and patio doors; and manual and electric heavy duty staple guns, hammer tackers, glue guns, and rivet tools. Masco Corporation sells its products under the KRAFTMAID, MERILLAT, QUALITY CABINETS, MOORES, CARDELL, DELTA, PEERLESS, HANSGROHE, AXOR, BRIZO, GINGER, NEWPORT BRASS, BRASSTECH, PLUMB SHOP, BRISTAN, HERITAGE, MIROLIN, HOT SPRING, CALDERA, FREEFLOW SPAS, FANTASY SPAS, ENDLESS POOLS, BRASSCRAFT, COBRA, MASTER PLUMBER, BEHR, BEHR PRO, KILZ, LIBERTY, BRAINERD, FRANKLIN BRASS, ESSENCE SERIES, MILGARD, DURAFLEX, GRIFFIN, PREMIER, EVOLUTION, ARROW, POWERSHOT, and EASYSHOT brands. The company offers its products through home center retailers, mass merchandisers, hardware stores, homebuilders, distributors, and other outlets to consumers and contractors, as well as directly to consumers for home improvement and construction. Masco Corporation was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Taylor, Michigan.

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN) had a light trading with around 2.25M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.91M. The stock traded at the price of $26.98 with 0.11% change on the day. The Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19112 based company is currently trading 34.5% above its 52 week low of $20.85 and -33.87% below its 52 week high of $40.8. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 27.57 and $33.35 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Urban Outfitters, Inc., a lifestyle specialty retail company, engages in the retail and wholesale of general consumer products. It operates through two segments, Retail and Wholesale. The company retails women’s and men’s fashion apparel, intimates, footwear, beauty and accessories, home goods, activewear and gear, and electronics, as well as a mix of apartment wares and gifts for young adults aged 18 to 28 under the Urban Outfitters brand; and assortment, including women’s casual apparel and accessories, intimates, shoes, beauty, home furnishings, and various gifts and decorative items for women aged 28 to 45 under the Anthropologie brand. It also offers a collection of heirloom quality wedding gowns, bridesmaid frocks, party dresses, assorted jewelry, headpieces, footwear, lingerie, and decorations under the Bhldn brand; and lifestyle home and garden products, antiques, live plants, flowers, wellness products, and accessories under the Terrain brand, as well as operates Terrain garden centers that offer full service restaurant and coffee bar services. In addition, the company operates Free People retail stores that provide merchandise mix of casual women’s apparel, intimates, shoes, accessories, activewear, home products, and gifts for women aged 25 to 30. It serves its customers directly through retail stores, Websites, mobile applications, catalogs, and customer contact centers. As of March 7, 2016, the company operated 240 Urban Outfitters stores; and 218 Anthropologie Group stores comprising Anthropologie, Bhldn, and Terrain brands in the United States, Canada, and Europe, as well as 114 Free People stores in the United States and Canada. It also engages in the wholesale business under the Free People brand that designs, develops, and markets young women’s contemporary casual apparel and shoes to approximately 1,800 specialty stores and select department stores worldwide. The company was founded in 1970 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.