Stocks on Trader’s Radar: Gulfport Energy Corp. (GPOR), Century Aluminum Company (CENX), SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI)

Gulfport Energy Corp. (GPOR) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.27% or $0.47 to close the day at $21.14 on light trading volume of 3.3M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.46M. The Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73134 based company has been underperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -5.92%, compared to the industry which has advanced 65.15% over the same period. With RSI of 38.89, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $32.41, making it a hold for now.

Gulfport Energy Corp. engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, and production of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and crude oil in the United States. The company’s principal properties are located in the Utica Shale primarily in Eastern Ohio, along the Louisiana Gulf Coast in the West Cote Blanche Bay, and Hackberry fields. It also has interests in the Niobrara Formation of Northwestern Colorado; Bakken Formation; Alberta oil sands in Canada; and Phu Horm gas field in Thailand. As of December 31, 2015, the company had 1.7 Tcfe of proved reserves; and proved undeveloped reserves of 338 thousand barrels of oil, 907,184 million cubic feet of natural gas, and 4,826 thousand barrels of NGLs. Gulfport Energy Corp. is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Century Aluminum Company (CENX) climbed 5.65% during last trading as the stock added $0.65 to finish the day at $12.16 with about 3.29M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.2M. The $952.25M market cap company, which fluctuated between $11.33 and $12.22 during the day, currently situated 328.17% above its 52 week low of $3.18 and 2.53% away from its one year high of $12.22. The RSI of 73.05 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Century Aluminum Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces primary aluminum in the United States and Iceland. It produces standard grade and value-added primary aluminum products; and carbon products, such as anodes and cathodes. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI) saw its value increase by 0.89% as the stock gained $0.48 to finish the day at a closing price of $54.36. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $31.07-$56.97 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $53.56 to $54.4 during the day, are up by 22.19% in the past three months and up by 27.02% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.13% below its 20 day moving average and 2.43% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $58.34 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 47.78. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. operates as the holding company for SunTrust Bank that provides various financial services for consumers, businesses, corporations, and institutions in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking, and Mortgage Banking. The Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management segment offers deposits, home equity lines and loans, credit lines, indirect auto loans, student loans, bank cards, and other lending products, as well as various services. This segment also provides wealth management products and professional services, including brokerage, professional investment management, and trust services; and family office solutions. The Wholesale Banking segment offers corporate and investment banking solutions, such as advisory, capital raising, and financial risk management, as well as lease financing solutions; cash management services, auto dealer financing, and corporate insurance premium financing solutions; and construction, mini-perm, and permanent real estate financing, as well as tailored financing and equity investment solutions. This segment also provides treasury and payment solutions, including operating various electronic and paper payment types, such as card, wire transfer, automated clearing house, check, and cash; and offers clients to manage their accounts online. The Mortgage Banking segment provides residential mortgage products in the secondary market. The company offers its products and services through a network of traditional and in-store branches, automated teller machines, Internet, mobile, and telephone banking channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 1,401 full-service banking offices located in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Trader’s Round Up: CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX), PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM), Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR)

CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX) grew with the stock adding 0.82% or $0.15 to close at $18.36 on light trading volume of 3.28M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.94M. The Canonsburg Pennsylvania 15317 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 257% up for the period and up by 0.71% so far this year. With price target of $22.42 and a 304.97% rebound from 52-week low, CONSOL Energy Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

CONSOL Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two divisions, Exploration and Production (E&P), and Coal. 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 436,000 net Marcellus Shale acres; and controls approximately 119,000 net acres of Utica Shale potential in eastern Ohio, as well as controls 113,000 net acres in Southwestern Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia that contain the rights to the natural gas in Utica Shale; and 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 shallow oil and gas acreage position approximately 825,000 net acres in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New York; various acres that have Upper Devonian potential; 116,000 net acres of Chattanooga Shale; and 380,000 net acres of Huron Shale potential in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia, as well as provides midstream gas services. The Coal division engages in mining, preparation, and marketing of thermal coal primarily to power generators, and metallurgical coal to metal and coke producers. 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.

PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM) gained $0.05 to close the day at a new closing price of $19.21, a 0.26% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 34.03% above its 52 week low of $15.21. A total of 3.26M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.43M. The stock, which fluctuated between $19.05 and $19.3 during the day, currently situated -13.44% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.06% in the past one month and down by -0.5% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $22.35 and RSI of 57.89, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

PulteGroup, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the homebuilding business in the United States. The company is involved in the acquisition and development of land primarily for residential purposes; and the construction of housing on such land. It offers various home designs, including single-family detached, townhouses, condominiums, and duplexes under the Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes John Wieland Homes, and Neighborhoods names. As of March 31, 2016, the company controlled 102,580 owned lots and 43,072 lots under land option agreements. It also arranges financing through the origination of mortgage loans, principally for homebuyers; sells the servicing rights for the originated loans; and provides title insurance policies, and examination and closing services to homebuyers. The company was formerly known as Pulte Homes, Inc. and changed its name to PulteGroup, Inc. in March 2010. PulteGroup, Inc. was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) shares were down in last trading by -0.26% to $27.34. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -3.73% over the past week and fell -4.31% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.1% above its 50 day moving average and 12.94% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.4% decrease in value from its one year high of $29.21. The RSI indicator value of 39.33, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Juniper Networks, Inc. designs, develops, and sells network products and services worldwide. It offers various routing products, including ACX series universal access routers to deploy new high-bandwidth services; MX series Ethernet routers that functions as a universal edge platform; M series edge routers; PTX series packet transport routers; T series routers; and NorthStar controllers. The company also provides various switching products comprising EX series Ethernet switches to address the access, aggregation, and core layer switching requirements of micro branch, branch office, and campus and data center environments; QFX series of core, spine, and top-of-rack data center switches; and OCX1100, an open networking switch. In addition, it offers security products, such as SRX series services gateways for the data centers; Branch SRX family that includes SRX300 Series and SRX1500, which provides integrated firewall capabilities; vSRX Virtual Firewall that delivers various features of physical firewalls; Spotlight Secure Threat Intelligence Platform, a threat intelligence platform that aggregates threat feeds from various sources; and Sky Advanced Threat Prevention, a cloud-based service for static and dynamic analysis. Further, the company offers Junos OS, a network operating system; Junos Space, a network management platform for creating network management applications that include network director, services activation director, security director, edge services director, service now, and service insight; and Contrail networking and cloud platform solutions. Additionally, it provides technical support and professional services, as well as education and training programs. The company sells its products through direct sales, distributors, value-added resellers, and original equipment manufacturer partners to end-users in the service provider and enterprise markets. Juniper Networks, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

 

Traders Recap: Prologis, Inc. (PLD), American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO), The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX)

Prologis, Inc. (PLD) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.61% or $0.32 to close the day at $52.85 on higher than average trading volume of 3.23M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.77M. The San Francisco California 94111 based company has been outperforming the reit – industrial companies by 4.0492% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 0.11% YTD, versus the reit – industrial industry which is down -1.45% for the same period. The RSI of 57.47 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Prologis Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of industrial distribution and retail properties. It was previously known as Security Capital Investment Trust. Prologis Inc. was formed in 1991 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Denver, Colorado.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) had a light trading with around 3.22M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.83M. The stock traded between $15.01 and $15.31 before closing at the price of $15.3 with 0.07% change on the day. The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15203 based company is currently trading 23.41% above its 52 week low of $12.78 and -20.58% below its 52 week high of $19.55. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 42.99 and $18.4 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) traded within a range of $76.26 to $77.07 after opening the day at $76.98. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 2.06% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.09% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $76.68 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -8% below its 52 week high of $83.64 and 18.37% above its 12-month low of $66.78. The shares are up by over 4.95% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 52.41 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

 

Stocks In Action: Zoetis Inc. (ZTS), Carnival Corporation (CCL), Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST)

Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) traded within a range of $53.04 to $54.01 after opening the day at $53.39. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.43% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.15% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $53.3 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -2.6% below its 52 week high of $54.72 and 40.17% above its 12-month low of $38.26. The shares are up by over 6.75% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 56.89 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Zoetis Inc. engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and commercialization of animal health medicines and vaccines for livestock and companion animals in the United States and internationally. It offers anti-infectives that prevent, kill, or slow the growth of bacteria, fungi, or protozoa; vaccines, which are biological preparations to prevent diseases of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and reproductive tracts or induce a specific immune response; and parasiticides that prevent or eliminate external and internal parasites, such as fleas, ticks, and worms. The company also provides medicated feed additives that offer medicines to livestock; veterinarian solutions for anesthesia, pain management, and the diagnosis of diabetes; and other pharmaceutical products, including pain and sedation, oncology, antiemetic, allergy and dermatology, and reproductive products. In addition, it offers other product categories comprising nutritionals and agribusiness services, as well as products and services in complementary areas consisting of biodevices, diagnostics, and genetics. The company markets its products to veterinarians and livestock producers through its sales representatives, and technical and veterinary operations specialists. Zoetis Inc. was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey.

Carnival Corporation (CCL) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.96% or $0.51 to close the day at $53.6 on light trading volume of 3.19M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.58M. The Miami Florida 33178 based company has been outperforming the resorts & casinos group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 12.31%, compared to the industry which has advanced 29.32% over the same period. With RSI of 56.1, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $57.09, making it a hold for now.

Carnival Corporation operates as a leisure travel and cruise company in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn brands in North America; and Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises (UK), Cunard, and P&O Cruises (Australia) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates 99 cruise ships. It also owns Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, a tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, which owns and operates 11 hotels or lodges, approximately 300 motor coaches, and 20 glass-domed railcars. In addition, the company is involved in the leasing of cruise ships. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents and tour operators. Carnival Corporation was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Carnival Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & Plc.

Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) dropped $-0.48 to close the day at a new closing price of $43.46, a -1.09% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 15.3% above its 52 week low of $37.69. A total of 3.18M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.27M. The stock, which fluctuated between $43.14 and $44.15 during the day, currently situated -21.69% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -1.87% in the past one month and down by -9.65% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $54.07 and RSI of 45.88, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Monster Beverage Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, sells, and distributes energy drink beverages and its concentrates in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Finished Products, Concentrate, and Other. The company provides carbonated energy, and non-carbonated dairy based coffee and energy drinks to full service beverage distributors, retail grocery and specialty chains, wholesalers, club stores, drug chains, mass merchandisers, convenience chains, health food distributors, food service customers, and the military; and concentrates and/or beverage bases to authorized bottling and canning operations. Monster Beverage Corporation sells its products under the Monster Energy, Nalu, Monster Rehab, NOS, Monster Energy Extra Strength Nitrous Technology, Full Throttle, Java Monster, Burn, Muscle Monster, Mother, Mega Monster Energy, Ultra, Punch Monster, Play and Power Play, Juice Monster, Gladiator, M3, Relentless, Übermonster, Samurai, BU, and BPM brands. The company was formerly known as Hansen Natural Corporation and changed its name to Monster Beverage Corporation in January 2012. Monster Beverage Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Corona, California.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP), Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. (FMSA), Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH)

Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP) grew with the stock adding 2.39% or $1.55 to close at $66.5 on active trading volume of 3.16M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.1M. The Chandler Arizona 85224 based company operating under the Semiconductor – Broad Line industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 63.9% up for the period and up by 3.66% so far this year. With price target of $70.75 and a 75.2% rebound from 52-week low, Microchip Technology Incorporated has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Microchip Technology Incorporated develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor products for various embedded control applications. The company offers microcontrollers, such as 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers under the PIC brand name; and microcontrollers for automotive networking, computing, lighting, power supplies, motor control, wired connectivity, and wireless connectivity. It also provides development tools that enable system designers to program PIC microcontrollers for specific applications; analog, interface, mixed signal, and timing products comprising power management, linear, mixed-signal, high-voltage, thermal management, RF, drivers, safety and security, USB, Ethernet, wireless, and other interface products; and memory products consisting of serial electrically erasable programmable read-only memory, serial flash memories, parallel flash memories, and serial SRAM memories for the production of very small footprint devices. In addition, the company licenses its SuperFlash embedded flash and Smartbits one time programmable NVM technologies to foundries, integrated device manufacturers, and design partners for use in the manufacture of microcontroller products, gate array, RF, and analog products that require embedded non-volatile memory, as well as provides engineering services. It serves automotive, communications, computing, consumer, office automation, telecommunication, aerospace, defense, safety, security, medical, and industrial control markets. The company sells its products through a network of direct sales personnel and distributors in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Microchip Technology Incorporated was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona.

Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. (FMSA) had a light trading with around 3.16M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.15M. The stock traded between $12.31 and $12.63 before closing at the price of $12.51 with -0.16% change on the day. The Chesterland Ohio 44026 based company is currently trading 1151% above its 52 week low of $1 and -0.16% below its 52 week high of $12.63. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $12 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides sand-based proppant solutions for exploration and production companies to enhance the productivity of their oil and gas wells. The company operates in two segments, Proppant Solutions; and Industrial & Recreational (I&R) Products. The Proppant Solutions segment primarily provides sand-based proppants for use in hydraulic fracturing operations in the United States, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, China, Northern Europe, and the United Arab Emirates. Its products include northern white frac sand, API-spec brown sand, and resin coated proppants, as well as ceramic proppants; PowerProp product; and Propel SSP product that utilizes a polymer coating applied to a proppant substrate. The I&R Products segment offers raw, coated, and custom blended sands for use in building products, glass, turf and landscape, and filtration industries, as well as for foundries primarily in North America. Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. also supplies proppants to oilfield service companies. The company was formerly known as FMSA Holdings Inc. and changed its name to Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. in July 2015. Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Chesterland, Ohio.

Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH) saw its value decrease by -4.08% as the stock dropped $-0.29 to finish the day at a closing price of $6.82. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $4.15-$21.38 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $6.68 to $7.19 during the day, are down by -32.34% in the past three months and down by -46.93% over the past six months. It is currently trading 12.99% above its 20 day moving average and 19.27% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $6.78 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 65.54.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Community Health Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, leases, and operates general acute care hospitals in the United States. It offers general acute care, emergency room, general and specialty surgery, critical care, internal medicine, obstetrics, diagnostic, psychiatric, and rehabilitation services, as well as skilled nursing and home care services. The company also provides outpatient services at urgent care centers, occupational medicine clinics, imaging centers, cancer centers, ambulatory surgery centers, and home health and hospice agencies. In addition, it offers management and consulting services to non-affiliated general acute care hospitals. As of February 15, 2016, the company owned, leased, or operated 195 affiliated hospitals in 29 states with approximately 30,000 licensed beds. Community Health Systems, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Range Resources Corporation (RRC), General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP), Spectra Energy Corp (SE)

Range Resources Corporation (RRC) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.75% or $0.59 to close the day at $34.35 on light trading volume of 3.13M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.43M. The Fort Worth Texas 76102 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 68.33%, compared to the industry which has advanced 65.15% over the same period. With RSI of 51.35, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $47.37, 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.

General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP) grew with the stock adding 0.68% or $0.17 to close at $25.1 on light trading volume of 3.13M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.3M. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company operating under the REIT – Retail industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -5% down for the period and up by 0.48% so far this year. With price target of $30.32 and a 5.06% rebound from 52-week low, General Growth Properties, Inc has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Spectra Energy Corp (SE) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.45% or $-0.62 to close the day at $42.19 on lower than average trading volume of 3.11M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.37M. The Houston Texas 77056 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas pipelines companies by -0.1146% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 2.68% YTD, versus the oil & gas pipelines industry which is up 1.49% for the same period. The RSI of 55.73 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Spectra Energy Corp owns and operates a portfolio of natural gas-related energy assets in North America. It operates through four segments: Spectra Energy Partners, Distribution, Western Canada Transmission & Processing, and Field Services. The Spectra Energy Partners segment engages in the transmission, storage, and gathering of natural gas, as well as transportation and storage of crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs) for customers in various regions of the United States and Canada. Its natural gas pipeline systems consist of approximately 21,000 miles of transmission pipelines; and storage capacity comprises 300 billion cubic feet (Bcf). The Distribution segment offers natural gas storage, transmission, and distribution services for residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Canada. It has approximately 40,000 miles of main and service pipelines; storage capacity of approximately 163 Bcf; and transmission system of approximately 3,000 miles of high-pressure pipeline and mainline compressor stations. The Western Canada Transmission & Processing segment provides natural gas transmission, and gas gathering and processing services; and services to natural gas producers to remove impurities from the raw gas stream, including water, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and other substances. It also extracts, fractionates, transports, stores, and markets NGLs for western Canadian producers and NGL customers. It serves local distribution companies, end-use industrial and commercial customers, marketers, and exploration and production companies. The Field Services segment gathers, compresses, treats, processes, transports, stores, and sells natural gas; produces, fractionates, transports, stores, and sells NGLs; recovers and sells condensate; and trades in and markets natural gas and NGLs. It owns or operates approximately 67,000 miles of gathering and transmission pipeline. The company was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Bank of America Corporation (BAC), Apricus Biosciences, Inc. (APRI), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)

Bank of America Corporation (BAC) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.63% or $0.58 to close the day at $22.63 on active trading volume of 124.26M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 118.79M. The Charlotte North Carolina 28255 based company has been outperforming the money center banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 61.41%, compared to the industry which has advanced 10.83% over the same period. With RSI of 54.54, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $24.06, making it a hold for now.

Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services for individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses, institutional investors, large corporations, and governments worldwide. It operates through five segments: Consumer Banking, Global Wealth & Investment Management, Global Banking, Global Markets, and Legacy Assets & Servicing. The Consumer Banking segment offers traditional and money market savings accounts, CDs and IRAs, noninterest- and interest-bearing checking accounts, and investment accounts and products, as well as credit and debit cards, residential mortgages and home equity loans, and direct and indirect loans. This segment provides its products and services through approximately 4,700 financial centers, 16,000 ATMs, call centers, and online and mobile platforms. The Global Wealth & Investment Management segment offers investment management, brokerage, banking, and retirement products, as well as wealth management and customized solutions. The Global Banking segment provides lending products and services, including commercial loans, leases, commitment facilities, trade finance, real estate lending, and asset-based lending; treasury solutions, such as treasury management, foreign exchange, and short-term investing options; working capital management solutions; and debt and equity underwriting and distribution, and merger-related and other advisory services. The Global Markets segment offers market-making, financing, securities clearing, settlement, and custody services, as well as risk management, foreign exchange, fixed-income, and mortgage-related products. The Legacy Assets & Servicing segment engages in mortgage servicing activities related to residential first mortgage and home equity loans; and managing legacy exposures related to mortgage origination, sales, and servicing. Bank of America Corporation was founded in 1874 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Apricus Biosciences, Inc. (APRI) grew with the stock adding 89.4% or $1.35 to close at $2.86 on active trading volume of 51.89M compared its three months average trading volume of 261.65K. The San Diego California 92130 based company operating under the Drug Manufacturers – Other industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -79.12% down for the period and up by 120% so far this year. With price target of $4.18 and a 160% rebound from 52-week low, Apricus Biosciences, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Apricus Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of products and product candidates in the areas of urology and rheumatology. Its lead product is Vitaros, a topically-applied cream formulation of alprostadil used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. The company’s marketing partners for Vitaros include Laboratoires Majorelle, Bracco S.p.A., Hexal AG (Sandoz), Takeda Pharmaceuticals International GmbH, Recordati Ireland Ltd. (Recordati S.p.A.), Ferring International Center S.A. (Ferring Pharmaceuticals), Mylan NV, Neopharm Scientific Limited, Elis Pharmaceuticals Limited, and Global Harvest Pharmaceutical Corporation. It also develops second-generation Vitaros, a proprietary stabilized dosage formulation that is expected to be stored at room temperature conditions; and Fispemifene, a tissue-specific selective estrogen receptor modulator that is in Phase IIb clinical trial to treat secondary hypogonadism, lower urinary tract symptoms, and chronic prostatitis in men. In addition, the company plans to initiate a Phase IIb trial for RayVa to treat Raynaud’s phenomenon associated with scleroderma; and develops Femprox, a product candidate for the treatment of female sexual interest/arousal disorder. It operates in Latin America, Europe, and internationally. The company was formerly known as NexMed, Inc. and changed its name to Apricus Biosciences, Inc. in September 2010. Apricus Biosciences, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.61% or $0.06 to close the day at $9.88 on higher than average trading volume of 51.67M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 50.27M. The Sunnyvale California 94088 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – broad line companies by 48.0707% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -12.87% YTD, versus the semiconductor – broad line industry which is up 2.12% for the same period. The RSI of 39.14 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. operates as a semiconductor company worldwide. The company’s products primarily include x86 microprocessors as an accelerated processing unit (APU), chipsets, discrete graphics processing units (GPUs), and semi-custom System-on-Chip (SoC) products. It provides x86 microprocessors for desktop PCs under the AMD A-Series, AMD E-Series, AMD FX CPU, AMD Athlon CPU and APU, AMD Sempron APU and CPU, and AMD Pro A-Series APU brands; and microprocessors for notebook and 2-in-1s under the AMD A-Series, AMD E-Series, AMD C-Series, AMD Z-Series, AMD FX APU, AMD Phenom, AMD Athlon CPU and APU, AMD Turion, and AMD Sempron APU and CPU brands. The company also offers chipsets with and without integrated graphics features for desktop, notebook PCs, and servers, as well as controller hub-based chipsets for its APUs under the AMD brand; and AMD PRO mobile and desktop processors. In addition, it provides discrete desktop graphics products and discrete GPUs for notebooks under the AMD Radeon brand; professional graphics products under the AMD FirePro brand; and customer-specific solutions based on AMD’s CPU, GPU, and multi-media technologies. Further, the company offers microprocessors for server platforms under the AMD Opteron; embedded processor solutions for interactive digital signage, casino gaming, and medical imaging under the AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon, AMD Sempron, AMD Geode, AMD R-Series, and G-Series brands; and semi-custom SoC products that power the Sony Playstation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One game consoles. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. sells its products through its direct sales force, independent distributors, and sales representatives. The company serves original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, system builders, and independent distributors. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Ford Motor Company (F), United States Steel Corporation (X), Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK)

Ford Motor Company (F) fell -1.59% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.2 to finish the day at $12.41 with about 33.75M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 36.68M. The $49.16B market cap company, which fluctuated between $12.3 and $12.45 during the day, currently situated 16.54% above its 52 week low of $11.02 and -10.67% away from its one year high of $14.22. The RSI of 46.78 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Ford Motor Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, finances, and services automobiles. The company operates through two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. The Automotive sector develops, manufactures, distributes, and services passenger cars, trucks, SUVs, light commercial vehicles, trucks, vans, and electrified vehicles, as well as offers parts and accessories. It offers vehicles primarily under the Ford and Lincoln brand names. This sector markets and sells its products through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to fleet customers, including commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments. The Financial Services sector offers various automotive financing products to and through automotive dealers. It provides financing products, including retail installment sale contracts for new and used vehicles; and direct financing leases for new vehicles to retail and commercial customers, government entities, daily rental car companies, leasing companies, and fleet customers. This sector also offers wholesale loans to dealers to finance the purchase of vehicle inventory; and loans to dealers to finance working capital and improvement of dealership facilities, purchase dealership real estate, and other dealer vehicle programs. It serves clients in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903 and is based in Dearborn, Michigan.

United States Steel Corporation (X) gained $2.69 to close the day at a new closing price of $34.93, a 8.34% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 475.64% above its 52 week low of $6.15. A total of 32.01M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 19.16M. The stock, which fluctuated between $31.95 and $35.31 during the day, currently situated -10.76% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.54% in the past one month and up by 106.21% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $31.2 and RSI of 53.15, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

United States Steel Corporation produces and sells flat-rolled and tubular steel products in North America and Europe. It operates through three segments: Flat-Rolled Products (Flat-Rolled), U. S. Steel Europe (USSE), and Tubular Products (Tubular). The Flat-Rolled segment offers slabs, rounds, strip mill plates, sheets, and tin mill products. This segment serves customers in the automotive, consumer and the combined industrial, service center, and mining commercial markets. The USSE segment provides slabs, sheets, strip mill plates, tin mill products, and spiral welded pipes, as well as heating radiators and refractory ceramic materials. This segment serves customers in the construction, service center, conversion, container, transportation, appliance and electrical, oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The Tubular segment offers seamless and electric resistance welded steel casing and tubing; and standard and line pipe and mechanical tubing products primarily to customers in the oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The company also provides railroad services; and owns, develops, and manages various real estate assets. United States Steel Corporation was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) had a light trading with around 29.48M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 53.08M. The stock traded between $6.92 and $7.04 before closing at the price of $6.98 with -0.43% change on the day. The Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73118 based company is currently trading 365.33% above its 52 week low of $1.5 and -14.88% below its 52 week high of $8.2. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 51.42 and $7.65 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of properties for the production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGL) from underground reservoirs in the United States. It operates in two segments, Exploration and Production; and Marketing, Gathering, and Compression. The company holds interests in natural gas resource plays, including the Haynesville/Bossier Shales in northwestern Louisiana and East Texas; the Marcellus Shale in the northern Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania; and the Barnett Shale in the Fort Worth Basin of north-central Texas. It also holds interests in liquids-rich resource plays, such as the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas; the Utica Shale in Ohio and Pennsylvania; the Anadarko Basin in northwestern Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle; and the Niobrara Shale in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. The company owns interests in approximately 32,400 oil and natural gas wells. As of December 31, 2015, it had estimated proved reserves of 1.504 billion barrels of oil equivalent. The company also provides oil, natural gas, and NGL marketing services comprising commodity price structuring, securing and negotiating gathering, hauling, processing and transportation, contract administration, and nomination services for Chesapeake-operated wells; and marketing services for third-party producers, as well as designs, engineers, fabricates, installs, and sells natural gas compression units, accessories, and equipment used in the production, treatment, and processing of oil and natural gas. Chesapeake Energy Corporation was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Citigroup Inc. (C), Reynolds American Inc. (RAI), AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS)

Citigroup Inc. (C) saw its value decrease by -1.7% as the stock dropped $-0.99 to finish the day at a closing price of $57.39. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $34.52-$61.63 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $57.1 to $58.28 during the day, are up by 18.48% in the past three months and up by 30.3% over the past six months. It is currently trading -4.58% below its 20 day moving average and -0.09% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $64.31 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 38.95.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Citigroup Inc., a diversified financial services holding company, provides various financial products and services for consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Citicorp and Citi Holdings. The Citicorp segment offers traditional banking services to retail customers through retail banking, commercial banking, Citi-branded cards, and Citi retail services. This segment also provides various banking, credit card lending, and investment services through a network of local branches, offices, and electronic delivery systems. In addition, it offers wholesale banking products and services to corporate, institutional, public sector, and high-net-worth clients. Further, this segment provides fixed income and equity sales and trading, foreign exchange, prime brokerage, derivative services, equity and fixed income research, corporate lending, investment banking and advisory services, private banking, cash management, trade finance, and securities services. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 2,994 branches in 24 countries. The Citi Holdings segment provides consumer loans; portfolio of securities, loans, and other assets; and retail alternative investment and other services. Citigroup Inc. was founded in 1812 and is based in New York, New York.

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) shares were up in last trading by 0.55% to $58. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 3.92% over the past week and grew 4.22% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.68% above its 50 day moving average and 14.43% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.26% decrease in value from its one year high of $58.15. The RSI indicator value of 77.46, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Reynolds American Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products in the United States. It operates through RJR Tobacco, Santa Fe, and American Snuff segments. The RJR Tobacco segment offers cigarettes under the NEWPORT, CAMEL, PALL MALL, DORAL, MISTY, and CAPRI brands; and CAMEL Snus, a smoke-free tobacco product, as well as manages various licensed brands, including DUNHILL and STATE EXPRESS 555. The Santa Fe segment manufactures and markets cigarettes and other tobacco products under the NATURAL AMERICAN SPIRIT brand. The American Snuff segment provides smokeless tobacco products, such as moist snuff under GRIZZLY and KODIAK brand names. The company also manufactures and markets digital vapor cigarettes under the VUSE brand name; and markets nicotine replacement therapy products under the ZONNIC brand. It distributes its products primarily through direct wholesale deliveries from a local distribution center and public warehouses. Reynolds American Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) traded within a range of $9.38 to $10.18 after opening the day at $9.5. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.37% so far this year. The stock was up close to 6.56% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $10.07 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -11.59% below its 52 week high of $11.39 and 514.02% above its 12-month low of $1.81. The shares are up by over 117.03% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 49.84 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

AK Steel Holding Corporation, through its subsidiary, AK Steel Corporation, produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel, and tubular products in the United States and internationally. It produces flat-rolled value-added carbon steels, including coated, cold-rolled, and hot-rolled carbon steel products; and specialty stainless and electrical steels in sheet and strip forms. The company also produces carbon and stainless steel that is finished into welded steel tubing, which is used in the automotive, large truck, industrial, and construction markets; buys and sells steel and steel products, and other materials; and produces metallurgical coal from reserves in Pennsylvania. It sells its flat-rolled carbon steel products primarily to automotive manufacturers and to customers in the infrastructure and manufacturing markets, including electrical transmission, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, and appliances; and coated, cold-rolled, and hot-rolled carbon steel products to distributors, service centers, and converters. The company sells its stainless steel products to manufacturers and their suppliers in the automotive industry; manufacturers of food handling, chemical processing, pollution control, and medical and health equipment; and distributors and service centers. It also sells electrical steel products to manufacturers of power transmission and distribution transformers, as well as for use in the manufacture of electrical motors and generators. AK Steel Holding Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in West Chester, Ohio.

 

3 Trending Stocks: J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), General Electric Company (GE), Apple Inc. (AAPL)

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.87% or $-0.13 to close the day at $6.81 on active trading volume of 24.87M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 19.28M. The Plano Texas 75024 based company has been outperforming the department stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 3.65%, compared to the industry which has advanced 2.73% over the same period. With RSI of 26.45, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $10.31, making it a hold for now.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

General Electric Company (GE) fell -0.13% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.04 to finish the day at $31.23 with about 24.67M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 31.96M. The $276.54B market cap company, which fluctuated between $31.13 and $31.33 during the day, currently situated 17.96% above its 52 week low of $27.1 and -4.63% away from its one year high of $33. The RSI of 43.22 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

General Electric Company operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. Its Power segment offers gas and steam power systems; maintenance, service, and upgrade solutions; distributed power gas engines; water treatment, wastewater treatment, and process system solutions; and nuclear reactors, fuels, and support services. The company’s Renewable Energy segment offers wind turbine platforms, and hardware and software; offshore wind turbines; and solutions, products, and services to hydropower industry. Its Oil and Gas segment offers turbomachinery solutions; surface and subsea drilling and production systems, and equipment for floating production platforms; measurement and control products; and compressors, pumps, valves, and natural gas solutions. The company’s Energy Management segment offers industrial and grid solutions, and power conversion systems. Its Aviation segment designs and produces commercial and military aircraft engines, integrated digital components, electric power, and mechanical aircraft systems; and offers aftermarket services. The company’s Healthcare segment offers diagnostic imaging and clinical systems; products for drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and cellular technologies; and healthcare information technology products. Its Transportation segment offers freight and passenger locomotives, parts, wreck repair, software-enabled solutions, mining equipment and services, marine diesel engines, and stationary power diesel engines and motors, as well as overhaul, repair, and upgrade services. GE’s Appliances & Lighting segment sells and services home appliances; and manufactures, sources, and sells lighting solutions. Its Capital segment offers commercial lending and leasing, factoring, energy financial, and aircraft financing and leasing services. GE also designs powder bed-based laser additive manufacturing machines. The company was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) saw its value decrease by -0.01% as the stock dropped $-0.01 to finish the day at a closing price of $119.99. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $89.47-$120.5 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $119.71 to $120.5 during the day, are up by 2.6% in the past three months and up by 21.42% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.17% above its 20 day moving average and 5.74% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $132.75 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 72.68. The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers. The company also provides iLife, a consumer-oriented digital lifestyle software application suite; iWork, an integrated productivity suite that helps users create, present, and publish documents, presentations, and spreadsheets; and other application software, such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro. In addition, it offers Apple TV that connects to consumers’ TV and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming high definition video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; Apple Watch, a personal electronic device; and iPod, a line of portable digital music and media players. Further, the company sells Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible, and iOS-compatible accessories, such as headphones, displays, storage devices, Beats products, and other connectivity and computing products and supplies. Additionally, it offers iCloud, a cloud service; AppleCare that offers support options for its customers; and Apple Pay, a mobile payment service. The company sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, iBooks Store, and Apple Music. It also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.