Stocks in the Spotlight: Aflac Incorporated (AFL), Welltower Inc. (HCN), The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL)

Aflac Incorporated (AFL) had a light trading with around 1.2M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.2M. The stock traded between $70 and $70.55 before closing at the price of $70.27 with -0.41% change on the day. The Columbus Georgia 31999 based company is currently trading 29.46% above its 52 week low of $55.24 and -5.12% below its 52 week high of $74.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 51.92 and $72.07 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.

Welltower Inc. (HCN) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.3% or $-0.2 to close the day at $65.94 on light trading volume of 1.19M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.36M. The Toledo Ohio 43615 based company has been outperforming the reit – healthcare facilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 13.17%, compared to the industry which has advanced 14.85% over the same period. With RSI of 47.91, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $69.39, making it a hold for now.

Welltower Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm engages in acquiring, planning, developing, managing, repositioning and monetizing of real estate assets. It primarily invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm primarily invests in senior living and health care properties. It invests across the full spectrum of health care real estate, including senior living communities, medical office buildings, inpatient and outpatient medical centers and life science facilities. The firm conducts in-house research to make its investments. It was formerly known as Health Care REIT, Inc. Welltower Inc. was founded in 1970 and is based in Toledo, Ohio with additional offices in Brentwood, Tennessee and Dallas, Texas.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) shares were down in last trading by -1.22% to $80.96. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.67% over the past week and grew 3.49% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.53% above its 50 day moving average and -7.01% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -16.04% decrease in value from its one year high of $97.48. The RSI indicator value of 59.03, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The company offers a range of skin care products, such as moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products for face, eyes, lips, and nails, as well as related items, including compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. It also provides fragrance products in various forms comprising eau de parfum sprays and colognes, lotions, powders, creams, candles, and soaps; and hair care products, which include shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays, and hair color products, as well as sells ancillary products and services. The company offers its products under the brands of Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series, Origins, M·A·C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, Prescriptives, GoodSkin Labs, Ojon, and Osiao. In addition, it operates as a licensee for fragrances and/or cosmetics sold under the Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tory Burch, Dr. Andrew Weil, and AERIN brand names. The company sells its products through department stores, specialty multi-brand retailers, upscale perfumeries, pharmacies, and salons and spas; freestanding stores; e-commerce Websites; stores in airports and on cruise ships; in-flight and duty-free shops; and self-select outlets. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in New York, New York.

 

Stocks Buzz: Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD), Liberty Broadband Corporation (LBRDK), CMS Energy Corporation (CMS)

Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.42% or $-0.77 to close the day at $181.46 on light trading volume of 1.13M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.61M. The Irving Texas 75039 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 51.28%, compared to the industry which has advanced 44.7% over the same period. With RSI of 49.77, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $219.7, making it a hold for now.

Pioneer Natural Resources Company operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company in the United States. The company produces and sells oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and gas. It has operations primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas, the Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas, the Raton field in southeastern Colorado, and the West Panhandle field in the Texas Panhandle. As of December 31, 2015, the company had proved undeveloped reserves and proved developed reserves of approximately 47 million Bbls of oil, 15 million Bbls of NGLs, and 157 billion cubic feet of gas; and owned interests in seven gas processing plants and eight treating facilities. Pioneer Natural Resources Company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Liberty Broadband Corporation (LBRDK) retreated with the stock falling -2.38% or $-2.08 to close at $85.35 on light trading volume of 1.13M compared its three months average trading volume of 595.34K. The Englewood Colorado 80112 based company operating under the Broadcasting – TV industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 85.75% up for the period and up by 15.23% so far this year. With price target of $82.5 and a 106.66% rebound from 52-week low, Liberty Broadband Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Liberty Broadband Corporation, a cable operator, provides video programming, Internet, voice, and advanced video services to residential and commercial customers in the United States. It operates through TruePosition and Charter segments. The TruePosition segment develops and markets technology for locating wireless phones and other wireless devices on a cellular network, enabling wireless carriers and government agencies to provide public safety E-9-1-1 services; and services in support of national security and law enforcement. This segment also operates a location network, which provides hybrid wireless positioning technology and contextual location intelligence solutions. The Charter segment offers cable services, such as digital video services; local and long distance calling; and video entertainment services, Internet access, business telephone services, data networking, and fiber connectivity to cellular towers and office buildings, as well as sells advertising on cable television networks. As of December 31, 2015, this segment served approximately 4.3 million residential video customers; 5.2 million residential Internet customers; and 2.6 million residential voice service customers, as well as 671,000 small and medium business primary service units (PSUs) and 30,000 enterprise PSUs. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado.

CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.43% or $-0.18 to close the day at $41.78 on lower than average trading volume of 1.11M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.87M. The Jackson Michigan 49201 based company has been underperforming the electric utilities companies by 1.0777% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 0.38% YTD, versus the electric utilities industry which is down -0.15% for the same period. The RSI of 48.45 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. It operates through three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises. The Electric Utility segment engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to residential, commercial, and diversified industrial customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. It operates a network of coal, gas, hydroelectric, oil, and wind generation plants. This segment’s distribution system includes 434 miles of high-voltage distribution radial lines; 4,251 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 18 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 56,023 miles of electric distribution overhead lines; 10,383 miles of underground distribution lines; and substations with an aggregate transformer capacity of 24 million thousand volt-amperes. The Gas Utility segment is involved in the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas. This segment’s gas transmission, storage, and distribution system comprises 1,686 miles of transmission lines; 15 gas storage fields with a total storage capacity of 309 billion cubic feet and a working gas volume of 151 billion cubic feet; 27,537 miles of distribution mains; and 7 compressor stations with a total of 157,939 installed and available horsepower. The Enterprises segment engages in the independent power production and marketing activities. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had ownership interests in independent power plants fueled by natural gas and biomass totaling 1,177 megawatts. The company also provides unsecured consumer installment loans for financing home improvements. CMS Energy Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan.

 

Stocks In Queue: CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF), Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI), Tesoro Corporation (TSO)

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) climbed 0.83% during last trading as the stock added $0.3 to finish the day at $36.51 with about 4.21M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.05M. The $8.51B market cap company, which fluctuated between $35.79 and $36.8 during the day, currently situated 80.3% above its 52 week low of $20.77 and -1.78% away from its one year high of $37.72. The RSI of 67.88 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) gained $0.33 to close the day at a new closing price of $21.83, a 1.53% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 191.94% above its 52 week low of $8.04. A total of 4.2M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.81M. The stock, which fluctuated between $21.01 and $22.49 during the day, currently situated -7.85% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 30.95% in the past one month and up by 52.98% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $0 and RSI of 72.04, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

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

Tesoro Corporation (TSO) had a active trading with around 3.99M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.39M. The stock traded between $81.22 and $83.79 before closing at the price of $82.02 with 0.1% change on the day. The San Antonio Texas 78259 based company is currently trading 24.23% above its 52 week low of $67.8 and -11.86% below its 52 week high of $93.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 44.43 and $105.13 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Tesoro Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent petroleum refining, logistics, and marketing company in the United States. Its Refining segment refines crude oil and other feed stocks into transportation fuels, such as gasoline, gasoline blend stocks, jet fuel, and diesel fuel, as well as other products, including heavy fuel oils, liquefied petroleum gas, petroleum coke, calcined coke, and asphalt. This segment also sells refined products in the wholesale market primarily through independent unbranded distributors; and in the bulk market primarily to independent unbranded distributors, other refining and marketing companies, utilities, railroads, airlines, marine, and industrial end-users in the western United States. It owns and operates 6 refineries with a combined crude oil capacity of approximately 875 thousand barrels per day. The company’s TLLP segment owns and operates a network of approximately 3,500 miles of crude oil, refined products, and natural gas pipelines; 29 crude oil and refined products truck and marine terminals; and approximately 15 million barrels of storage capacity. This segment also owns and operates four natural gas processing complexes and one fractionation facility. The company’s Marketing segment sells gasoline and diesel fuel through retail stations, and third-party branded dealers and distributors in the western United States. As of December 31, 2015, this segment operated a network of 2,397 retail stations under the ARCO, Shell, Exxon, Mobil, USA Gasoline, and Tesoro brands. The company was formerly known as Tesoro Petroleum Corporation and changed its name to Tesoro Corporation in November 2004. Tesoro Corporation was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

 

Investor’s Watch List: The Coca-Cola Company (KO), xG Technology, Inc. (XGTI), Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS)

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) had a active trading with around 9.69M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 14.08M. The stock traded between $41.52 and $41.83 before closing at the price of $41.57 with -0.22% change on the day. The Atlanta Georgia 30313 based company is currently trading 5.33% above its 52 week low of $39.88 and -9.64% below its 52 week high of $47.13. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 52.37 and $46.04 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures and distributes various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. Its sparkling beverages include nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages with carbonation, such as carbonated energy drinks, and carbonated waters and flavored waters. The company’s still beverages comprise nonalcoholic beverages without carbonation, including noncarbonated waters, flavored and enhanced waters, noncarbonated energy drinks, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, and sports drinks. It also provides flavoring ingredients, sweeteners, beverage ingredients, and fountain syrups, as well as powders for purified water products. The Coca-Cola Company sells its products primarily under the Coca-Cola, Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Minute Maid, Georgia, Powerade, Del Valle, Schweppes, Aquarius, Minute Maid Pulpy, Dasani, Simply, Glacéau Vitaminwater, Bonaqua/Bonaqa, Gold Peak, FUZE TEA, Glacéau Smartwater, and Ice Dew brand names. The company offers its beverage products through a network of company-owned or controlled bottling and distribution operators, as well as through independent bottling partners, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers. The Coca-Cola Company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

xG Technology, Inc. (XGTI) managed to rebound with the stock declining -55.8% or $-2.02 to close the day at $1.6 on active trading volume of 9.64M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.78M. The Sarasota Florida 34236 based company has been underperforming the wireless communications group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -44.44%, compared to the industry which has advanced 4.27% over the same period. With RSI of 58.6, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $5, making it a hold for now.

xG Technology, Inc. engages in the development of communication technologies for wireless networks worldwide. The company’s intellectual property is embedded in proprietary software algorithms designed to offer cognitive interference mitigation and spectrum access solutions to organizations in a various industries, including national defense and rural broadband. Its products include xMax, a mobile voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and broadband data system that utilizes an end-to-end Internet protocol (IP) system architecture, which incorporates OFDM and multiple in multiple out and orthogonal frequency-division multiple to increase interference tolerance, allow mobility, and improve resistance to fading. The company’s xMax comprise CN5100 mobile hotspot, a device that allows users of Wi-Fi enabled smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and other devices to access the Internet through the xMax cognitive radio network; CN3100 vehicle modem, which acts as a transparent protocol bridge allowing users of WiFi-enabled devices to access the Internet through the xMax cognitive radio network; CN3200 dual-band routing modem for use in fixed and mobile applications; CN1100 Access Point, an IP wireless access point that delivers wide area coverage and broadband throughput for fixed, nomadic, and mobile applications; and CN7000 Mobile Control Center, which controls the delivery of voice and data services, and manages various elements in the regional network. It also offers xMonitor, which monitors the status and health of various access points, mobile control center elements, and VoIP core elements; and xDrive, a drive mapping utility designed to gather, display, and log performance statistics from mobile hotspot, dual-band routing modem, and CN3100 vehicle modem. The company sells its intellectual property and the equipment directly, as well as through an indirect channel network. xG Technology, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida.

Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS) shares were down in last trading by -3.69% to $15.94. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 5.84% over the past week and grew 18.96% in the past month. It is currently trading 25.03% above its 50 day moving average and 58.14% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.67% decrease in value from its one year high of $17.08. The RSI indicator value of 61.8, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Oasis Petroleum Inc., an independent exploration and production company, focuses on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources in the North Dakota and Montana regions of the Williston Basin. Its principal projects are located in West Williston and East Nesson. As of December 31, 2015, the company had 484,745 net leasehold acres in the Williston Basin; and approximately 218.2 million barrels of oil equivalent of estimated net proved reserves. Oasis Petroleum Inc. sells its oil and natural gas to refiners, marketers, and other purchasers that have access to pipeline and rail facilities. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks in Review: EnteroMedics Inc. (ETRM), Citigroup Inc. (C), Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI)

EnteroMedics Inc. (ETRM) traded within a range of $0.0475 to $0.056 after opening the day at $0.05. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -97.46% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.8% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $0.05 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -98.16% below its 52 week high of $2.697 and 19.52% above its 12-month low of $0.0415. The shares are down by over -63.93% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 39.96 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

EnteroMedics Inc., a medical device company, focuses on the design and development of devices that use neuroblocking technology to treat obesity, metabolic diseases, and other gastrointestinal disorders. Its proprietary neuroblocking technology is designed to intermittently block the vagus nerve using electrical impulses. The company develops the Maestro Rechargeable System, which is used to limit the expansion of the stomach, control hunger sensations between meals, reduce the frequency and intensity of stomach contractions, and produce a feeling of early and prolonged fullness. It has collaboration with Mayo Clinic for the development and testing of products for the treatment of obesity. The company was formerly known as Beta Medical, Inc. and changed its name to EnteroMedics Inc. in 2003. EnteroMedics Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Citigroup Inc. (C) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.08% or $-0.05 to close the day at $60.75 on light trading volume of 15.08M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 21.72M. The New York New York 10013 based company has been outperforming the money center banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 17.89%, compared to the industry which has dropped -6.16% over the same period. With RSI of 71.12, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $61.09, making it a hold for now.

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.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) dropped $0 to close the day at a new closing price of $4.53, a 0% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 38.02% above its 52 week low of $3.29. A total of 15.02M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 41.6M. The stock, which fluctuated between $4.52 and $4.57 during the day, currently situated -2.58% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.88% in the past one month and up by 7.86% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $4.89 and RSI of 55.44, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

 

Analyst Activity: Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:LLNW)

The shares of Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:LLNW) currently has mean rating of 2.33 while 1 analysts have recommended the shares as “BUY”, 3 recommended as “OUTPERFORM” and 1 recommended as “HOLD”. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for sell.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun-16 is 43.84 million by 6 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec-16 is 182.08 million by 6 analysts.

The mean price target for the shares of Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:LLNW) is at 2.99 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is 3.75 and low price target is 1.50. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 5 brokerage firms.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:LLNW) stands at -0.01 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at -0.01 by 6 analysts.

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 0.05 by 6 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at -0.01. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 2.00% for the upcoming five years.

In its latest quarter ended on 31st March 2016, Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:LLNW) reported earnings of -$0.01. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term “Cockroach Effect” is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

On June 23, 2016 Limelight Networks, Inc. (LLNW) will report financial results for the second quarter 2016 on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. EDT (1:00 p.m. PDT).

Management will host a quarterly conference call for investors at 4:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. PDT). Investors can access this call toll-free at (877) 388-8480 within the United States or +1 (678) 809-1592 outside of the United States.

The conference call will also be audiocast live from www.limelight.com and a replay will be available following the call from the Company’s website.

About Limelight

Limelight Networks (LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, empowers customers to better engage online audiences by enabling them to securely manage and globally deliver digital content, on any device. The company’s award winning Limelight Orchestrate™ platform includes an integrated suite of content delivery technology and services that helps organizations secure digital content, deliver exceptional multi-screen experiences, improve brand awareness, drive revenue, and enhance customer relationships — all while reducing costs. For more information, please visit www.limelight.com, read our blog, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and be sure to visit Limelight Connect.

Stock Grabbing Investor’s Attention: Memorial Production Partners LP (NASDAQ:MEMP)

The shares of Memorial Production Partners LP (NASDAQ:MEMP) currently has mean rating of 3.27 while 1 analysts have recommended the shares as “BUY”, Zero recommended as “OUTPERFORM” and 6 recommended as “HOLD”. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for sell.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun-16 is 124.12 million by 7 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec-16 is 430.33 million by 6 analysts.

The mean price target for the shares of Memorial Production Partners LP (NASDAQ:MEMP) is at 2.50 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is 5.00 and low price target is 1.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 7 brokerage firms.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for Memorial Production Partners LP (NASDAQ:MEMP) stands at -0.01 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at -0.29 by 6 analysts.

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at -0.36 by 9 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at -0.29. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at -68.20% for the upcoming five years.

In its latest quarter ended on 31st March 2016, Memorial Production Partners LP (NASDAQ:MEMP) reported earnings of -$0.46. The posted earnings topped/missed the analyst’s consensus by -$0.43 with the surprise factor of -1433.30%. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term “Cockroach Effect” is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

On June 20, 2016 Memorial Production Partners LP (MEMP) announced that it closed a transaction to sell certain assets located in the Permian Basin for cash consideration of approximately $37.4 million, subject to customary post-closing adjustments.  In addition, MEMP also announced today that it entered into a definitive agreement to sell certain of its non-core Rockies assets in Colorado and Wyoming for cash consideration of approximately $19.1 million, subject to customary purchase price adjustments.  The Rockies transaction is expected to close during the third quarter 2016 with an effective date of April 1, 2016.  Proceeds from the transactions will be used to reduce borrowings under MEMP’s revolving credit facility.

“Driving down costs, generating positive free cash flow and managing MEMP’s balance sheet is our key focus this year,” said John A. Weinzierl, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  “The divestiture of non-core properties in the Permian and Rockies is in line with our expectations and consistent with our strategy for 2016.  We also expect that the divestiture will enhance cash flow, improve operating efficiencies and better focus the partnership on our remaining core areas.”

The Permian Basin properties consisted of 285 gross (238 net) producing wells and produced approximately 1.2 MBoe/d during the first three months of 2016.  As of December 31, 2015, these assets contained estimated proved reserves of 3.1 MMBoe, or approximately 1% of the Partnership’s total estimated proved reserves of 1,268 Bcfe.

The Rockies properties consisted of 606 gross (188 net) producing wells and produced approximately 10.0 MMcfe/d during the first three months of 2016.  As of December 31, 2015, these assets contained estimated proved reserves of 25.5 Bcfe, or approximately 2% of the Partnership’s total estimated proved reserves of 1,268 Bcfe.

What analysts have to say about Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (NYSE:WMC)?

The shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (NYSE:WMC) currently has mean rating of 3.17 while 1 analysts have recommended the shares as “BUY”, Zero recommended as “OUTPERFORM” and 3 recommended as “HOLD”. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for sell.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Dec-14 is 33.92 million by 4 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec-16 is 126.85 million by 4 analysts.

The mean price target for the shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (NYSE:WMC) is at 9.15 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is 10.00 and low price target is 8.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 5 brokerage firms.

The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at -28.90% for the upcoming five years.

In its latest quarter ended on 30th September 2016, Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (NYSE:WMC) reported earnings of $0.67. The posted earnings missed the analyst’s consensus by -$0.04 with the surprise factor of -5.60%. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term “Cockroach Effect” is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

On June 23, 2016 Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (WMC) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.31 per share for the second quarter of 2016. Today’s dividend is payable on July 26, 2016 to common shareholders of record as of July 5, 2016, with an ex-dividend date of June 30, 2016.

In addition, the Company estimates that its book value per share, as of May 31, 2016, was approximately $11.19.  The May 31, 2016 estimated book value is unaudited which has not been verified or reviewed by any third party and is subject to normal quarterly reconciliation and other procedures.  Further, the estimated book value is as of May 31, 2016 and does not include the dividend announced today.  Book value will fluctuate with market conditions, the results of the Company’s operations and other factors.  The Company’s current book value may be materially different from the May 31, 2016 estimated book value.

Analyst’s Ratings on: EPAM Systems Inc (NYSE:EPAM)

The shares of EPAM Systems Inc (NYSE:EPAM) currently has mean rating of 1.83 while 7 analysts have recommended the shares as “BUY”, 7 recommended as “OUTPERFORM” and 4 recommended as “HOLD”. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for sell.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun-16 is 280.08 million by 11 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec-16 is 1.16 billion by 14 analysts.

The mean price target for the shares of EPAM Systems Inc (NYSE:EPAM) is at 83.76 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is 100.00 and low price target is 70.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 16 brokerage firms.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for EPAM Systems Inc (NYSE:EPAM) stands at 0.73 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at 3.07 by 15 analysts.

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 3.68 by 17 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at 3.07. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 20.00% for the upcoming five years.

In its latest quarter ended on 31st March 2016, EPAM Systems Inc (NYSE:EPAM) reported earnings of $0.72. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term “Cockroach Effect” is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

On June 23, 2016 EPAM Systems Inc (EPAM) has been ranked sixth in The Top 100 Digital Agencies Report, published by Econsultancy. The Top 100 Digital Agencies Report is an annual listing of the UK’s largest digital marketing, design and build, technical and creative agencies ranked by fee income from digital activities. With multiple delivery centers in Europe and a focused digital team in the UK, EPAM’s fast-growing digital engagement practice is a key area of growth for the company.

“Digital technology has fundamentally changed the way our clients engage customers and the marketplace. By combining over 20 years of product development and software engineering experience with our continually evolving suite of business strategy, innovation consulting, service and experience design, as well as IoT and advanced technology services, we are enabling our clients to fend off challengers and become the next generation of business disrupters,” said Kevin Labick, Co-Head of Digital Engagement, EPAM. “We’re excited to be recognized as a Top 100 Digital Agency in the UK and leader in our industry.”

Analyst Review Alert: Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AGIO)

The shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AGIO) currently has mean rating of 2.25 while 1 analysts have recommended the shares as “BUY”, 4 recommended as “OUTPERFORM” and 3 recommended as “HOLD”. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for sell.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun-16 is 39.62 million by 8 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec-16 is 119.80 million by 8 analysts.

The mean price target for the shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AGIO) is at 62.83 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is 90.00 and low price target is 46.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 9 brokerage firms.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AGIO) stands at -0.48 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at -3.31 by 8 analysts.

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at -4.93 by 8 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at -3.31.

In its latest quarter ended on 31st March 2016, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AGIO) reported earnings of -$0.61. The posted earnings topped the analyst’s consensus by $0.18 with the surprise factor of 22.80%. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term “Cockroach Effect” is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

On June 11, 2016 Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc (AGIO) announced initial data demonstrating that AG-348 achieved proof-of-concept in an ongoing Phase 2 study (DRIVE-PK) of patients with pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency, a rare, potentially debilitating, congenital anemia. AG-348 is a novel, first-in-class, oral activator of both wild-type (normal) and mutated pyruvate kinase-R (PKR) enzymes. AG-348 is wholly owned by Agios. Data will be presented today at the 21st Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA) taking place June 9-12, 2016 in Copenhagen.

DRIVE-PK is the first study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of AG-348 in patients with PK deficiency. As of the March 27, 2016 data cut-off, 18 transfusion-independent patients (13 with at least one missense mutation and five with two non-missense mutations) were treated with twice-daily dosing of AG-348 for up to six months. Treatment resulted in rapid and sustained hemoglobin increases of >1.0 g/dL in nine out of 18 patients (nine of 13 patients with at least one missense mutation), ranging from 2.3–4.9 g/dL with a mean maximum hemoglobin increase of 3.4 g/dL. It is estimated that approximately 80 percent of all PK deficiency patients carry at least one missense mutation. These data support the hypothesis that AG-348 restores metabolic function and has the potential to correct the underlying defect in the red blood cells of patients with PK deficiency.

“People with PK deficiency suffer from chronic anemia and a range of other complications brought on by both their disease and existing supportive therapies, including blood transfusions and splenectomy,” said Rachael Grace, M.D., of the Dana-Farber Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorder Center and a principal investigator for the study. “These data are exciting for the hematology community and patients, as they demonstrate the potential for AG-348 to provide the first disease-modifying treatment with impressive and prolonged increases in hemoglobin levels.”

“These data have established proof-of-concept for AG-348, validating our novel approach to the treatment of rare genetic metabolic disorders by correcting the underlying enzymatic defect with a small molecule,” said Chris Bowden, M.D., chief medical officer at Agios. “The rapid and sustained hemoglobin increases and well-tolerated safety profile shown in this trial to date support continued study and moving into late-stage development. In addition, these data demonstrate the important potential role that PK activation may have in transforming treatment of PK deficiency.”