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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Kohl’s Corporation (KSS), Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI), Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SGYP)

Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) retreated with the stock falling -1.67% or $-0.7 to close at $41.34 on light trading volume of 3.16M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.65M. The Menomonee Falls Wisconsin 53051 based company operating under the Department Stores industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 5.89% up for the period and down by -16.28% so far this year. With price target of $46.7 and a 26.25% rebound from 52-week low, Kohl’s Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Kohl’s Corporation operates department stores in the United States. It offers private label, exclusive, and national brand apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty, and home products to children, men, and women customers. The company also sells its products online through Website Kohls.com. As of January 30, 2016, it operated 1,164 department stores in 49 states. Kohl’s Corporation was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) gained $0.77 to close the day at a new closing price of $21.8, a 3.66% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 142.16% above its 52 week low of $9.61. A total of 3.16M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.85M. The stock, which fluctuated between $21.33 and $21.98 during the day, currently situated -7.98% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 33.17% in the past one month and up by 30.85% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $0 and RSI of 65.84, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold 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.

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SGYP) shares were up in last trading by 0.16% to $6.18. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.83% over the past week and fell -7.35% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.99% above its 50 day moving average and 28.5% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -13.57% decrease in value from its one year high of $7.15. The RSI indicator value of 51.87, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of drugs to treat gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and diseases. Its lead product candidate is plecanatide, a guanylyl cyclase C receptor agonist that is in Phase III clinical trials to treat chronic idiopathic constipation GI disorders; and for the treatment of constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome GI disorders. The company is also developing SP-333, which is in Phase II clinical trials to treat opioid induced constipation, as well as in Phase Ib clinical trials to treat ulcerative colitis. The company has a research collaboration with BIND Therapeutics, Inc. to develop ACCURINS for treatment of a range of cells with novel therapeutic payloads. Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Stocks To Track: H&R Block, Inc. (HRB), Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI), DDR Corp. (DDR)

H&R Block, Inc. (HRB) fell -0.24% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.05 to finish the day at $21.11 with about 2.73M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.68M. The $4.31B market cap company, which fluctuated between $20.98 and $21.48 during the day, currently situated 13.35% above its 52 week low of $19.18 and -37.69% away from its one year high of $35.14. The RSI of 29.44 indicates the stock is oversold at the current levels, buy for now.

H&R Block, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides tax preparation and other services to the general public primarily in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The company offers assisted income tax return preparation and related services through a system of retail offices operated directly by the company or by franchisees; and develops and markets do-it-yourself (DIY) online income tax preparation software solutions. It also provides a range of online tax services, including preparation of federal and state income tax returns; review of tax returns by a tax professional; access to tax tips, advice, and tax-related news; use of calculators for tax planning; and error checking and electronic filing. In addition, the company develops and markets DIY desktop income tax preparation software solutions through third-party retail stores and direct mail, as well as online; and develops and provides applications for mobile devices, which offer tax preparation and related services. Further, it provides refund anticipation checks, H&R Block Emerald Advance lines of credit and Prepaid MasterCard, Peace of Mind Extended Service Plan, Tax Identity Shield, and Cash Back refund discount programs. H&R Block, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) gained $0.71 to close the day at a new closing price of $21.11, a 3.48% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 134.49% above its 52 week low of $9.61. A total of 2.71M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.94M. The stock, which fluctuated between $20.4 and $21.34 during the day, currently situated -10.89% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 27.86% in the past one month and up by 44.39% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $0 and RSI of 60.04, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold 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.

DDR Corp. (DDR) had a light trading with around 2.71M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.83M. The stock traded between $15.09 and $15.34 before closing at the price of $15.33 with 1.19% change on the day. The Beachwood Ohio 44122 based company is currently trading 4.5% above its 52 week low of $14.67 and -23.04% below its 52 week high of $19.92. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 55.24 and $16.29 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

DDR Corp. is an equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States and Puerto Rico. The firm is in the business of acquiring, owning, developing, redeveloping, expanding, leasing and managing shopping centers. It formerly known as Developers Diversified Realty Corp. DDR Corp is based in Beachwood, Ohio.

 

Trader Alert: Athersys, Inc. (ATHX), Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI), Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (SHO)

Athersys, Inc. (ATHX) retreated with the stock falling 0% or $0 to close at $1.16 on light trading volume of 2.91M compared its three months average trading volume of 634.92K. The Cleveland Ohio 44115 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 0% down for the period and down by -24.18% so far this year. With price target of $7.33 and a 13.73% rebound from 52-week low, Athersys, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Athersys, Inc., a biotechnology company, focuses on the research and development activities in the field of regenerative medicine. The company’s lead platform product, MultiStem cell therapy, an allogeneic stem cell product, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of ischemic stroke and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); and that has completed Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction and hematopoietic stem cell transplant/graft-versus-host disease. It is also developing MultiStem cell therapy for the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Its clinical development programs are focused on treating neurological conditions, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory and immune disorders, and other conditions. In addition, the company is involved in identifying and developing small molecule compounds with potential applications in indications, including obesity; related metabolic conditions, such as diabetes; and neurological indications consisting of schizophrenia. It has collaboration agreement with Pfizer Inc. to develop and commercialize MultiStem to treat IBD; RTI Surgical, Inc. to develop and commercialize biologic implants for orthopedic applications in the bone graft substitutes market; and collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company to provide cell lines expressing well validated drug targets produced compound screening and development. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) dropped $-0.63 to close the day at a new closing price of $20.58, a -2.97% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 128.6% above its 52 week low of $9.15. A total of 2.9M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.9M. The stock, which fluctuated between $20.55 and $21.54 during the day, currently situated -13.13% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 27.99% in the past one month and up by 45.44% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $0 and RSI of 58.09, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold 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.

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (SHO) shares were down in last trading by -1.66% to $14.8. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.54% over the past week and grew 0.14% in the past month. It is currently trading -0.47% below its 50 day moving average and 14.21% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -5.67% decrease in value from its one year high of $16.05. The RSI indicator value of 45.98, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust. The firm engages in the acquisition, ownership, asset management, renovation, and sale of luxury, upper upscale, and upscale full-service hotels in the United States. Its portfolio also includes mid-scale hotels. Sunstone Hotel Investors was founded in 1995 and is based in Aliso Viejo, California.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: Lexington Realty Trust (LXP), Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. (STML), Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI)

Lexington Realty Trust (LXP) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.93% or $0.1 to close the day at $10.86 on active trading volume of 1.71M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.33M. The New York New York 10119 based company has been outperforming the reit – diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 61.21%, compared to the industry which has advanced 25.42% over the same period. With RSI of 57.63, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $10.11, making it a hold for now.

Lexington Realty Trust operates as a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The company acquires, owns, and manages a portfolio of office, industrial, and retail properties net-leased to corporate tenants in the United States. It also provides investment advisory and asset management services to institutional investors in the net lease area. As of June 30, 2005, the company operated 185 properties and managed 2 properties. Lexington Realty Trust has elected to qualify as a REIT for federal income tax purposes. As a REIT, it would not be taxed on the portion of its income, which is distributed to shareholders, provided it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in New York City.

Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. (STML) climbed 16.96% during last trading as the stock added $0.95 to finish the day at $6.55 with about 1.71M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 285.02K. The $132.38M market cap company, which fluctuated between $5.8 and $7.25 during the day, currently situated 68.81% above its 52 week low of $3.88 and -55.14% away from its one year high of $14.6. The RSI of 27.74 indicates the stock is oversold at the current levels, buy for now.

Stemline Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, acquisition, development, and commercialization of proprietary oncology therapeutics in the United States. It develops SL-401, a targeted therapy directed to the interleukin-3 receptor (IL-3R), which is in Phase II clinical trial for advanced hematologic cancers; SL-701, an immunotherapy to attack tumors that is in Phase II clinical trial; and SL-801, a novel oral small molecule reversible inhibitor of nuclear transport, which is in Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of solid and hematologic cancers. The company also develops SL-501, a next generation IL-3R-targeted therapy and is in preclinical development. Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is based in New York, New York.

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) saw its value increase by 0.23% as the stock gained $0.05 to finish the day at a closing price of $21.65. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $9.15-$23.69 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $21.26 to $21.8 during the day, are up by 64.51% in the past three months and up by 25.99% over the past six months. It is currently trading 16.2% above its 20 day moving average and 21.93% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $0 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 69.32. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

Momentum Stocks: Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (SBH), Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI), Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (CDNS)

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (SBH) grew with the stock adding 1.47% or $0.35 to close at $24.15 on active trading volume of 3.28M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.79M. The Denton Texas 76210 based company operating under the Specialty Retail, Other industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -10.16% down for the period and down by -8.59% so far this year. With price target of $28.5 and a 4.14% rebound from 52-week low, Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer and distributor of professional beauty supplies. The company operates through two segments, Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group. The Sally Beauty Supply segment offers beauty products, including hair color and care, skin and nail care, beauty sundries, and styling tools for retail customers and salon professionals. This segment also provides products under third-party brands, such as Clairol, CHI, China Glaze, OPI, and Conair, as well as exclusive-label merchandise. As of September 30, 2016, it operated 3,763 company-operated retail stores under the Sally Beauty banner in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain; and 18 franchised stores in the United Kingdom, Belgium, and certain other European countries. The Beauty Systems Group segment offers professional beauty products, including hair color and care, skin and nail care, beauty sundries, and styling tools directly to salons and salon professionals through its sales force, as well as through company-operated and franchised stores. This segment also sells products under third-party brands, such as Paul Mitchell, Wella, Sebastian, Goldwell, Joico, and Aquage. This segment had 1,174 company-operated stores under the CosmoProf banner in the United States and Canada, as well as 164 franchised stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and certain European countries. The company also distributes its products through full-service/exclusive distribution, open-line distribution, directly, and mega-salon stores. Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Denton, Texas.

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) had a active trading with around 3.25M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.87M. The stock traded between $21.13 and $22.39 before closing at the price of $21.62 with -0.51% change on the day. The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15222 based company is currently trading 173.31% above its 52 week low of $9.13 and -8.74% below its 52 week high of $23.69. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $0 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

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.

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (CDNS) saw its value decrease by -0.81% as the stock dropped $-0.21 to finish the day at a closing price of $25.82. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $19.02-$28 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $25.77 to $26.14 during the day, are up by 0.94% in the past three months and up by 7.81% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.3% below its 20 day moving average and -0.38% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $27.83 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 49.94.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. develops, sells, leases, and licenses electronic design automation (EDA) software, emulation and prototyping hardware, verification intellectual property (VIP), and design intellectual property (IP) for semiconductor and electronics systems industries worldwide. It offers functional verification products, including logic verification software that enables customers to coordinate verification activities across multiple teams and various specialists for verification planning and closure; and system design and verification products for hardware-software verification, as well as for system power exploration, analysis, and optimization. The company also provides digital integrated circuit (IC) design products, such as logic design products for chip planning, design, verification, and test technologies and services; physical implementation tools, including place and route, signal integrity, optimization, and double patterning preparation; and signoff products to signoff the design as ready for manufacture by a silicon foundry, as well as design for manufacturing products for use in the product development process. In addition, it offers custom IC design and verification products to create schematic and physical representations of circuits down to the transistor level for analog, mixed-signal, custom digital, memory, and RF designs; and system interconnect design products to develop printed circuit boards and IC packages. Further, the company provides design IP products consisting of pre-verified and customizable functional blocks to integrate into customer’s system-on-chips; and VIP and memory models for use in system-level verification to model correct behavior of full systems interacting with their environments. Additionally, it offers services related to methodology, education, and hosted design solutions, as well as technical support and maintenance services. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI), Teradyne, Inc. (TER), Twilio Inc. (TWLO)

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) saw its value decrease by -1.65% as the stock dropped $-0.36 to finish the day at a closing price of $21.47. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $8.04-$23.69 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $20.82 to $21.62 during the day, are up by 59.39% in the past three months and up by 21.09% over the past six months. It is currently trading 22.02% above its 20 day moving average and 23.75% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $0 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 70.11.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

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.

Teradyne, Inc. (TER) shares were up in last trading by 0.84% to $28.8. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 10.68% over the past week and grew 12.37% in the past month. It is currently trading 12.66% above its 50 day moving average and 32.53% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a 0.42% increase in value from its one year high of $28.85. The RSI indicator value of 77.18, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Teradyne, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells automatic test equipment worldwide. Its Semiconductor Test segment designs, manufactures, sells, and supports semiconductor test products and services for wafer level and device package testing in automotive, industrial, communications, consumer, computer and electronic game applications, and others. This segment offers FLEX test platform systems; Magnum platform that tests memory devices, such as flash memory and dynamic random access memory; J750 test system to address the highest volume semiconductor devices; and ETS platform for use by semiconductor manufacturers, and assembly and test subcontractors in the low pin count analog/mixed signal discrete markets. It serves integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) that integrate the fabrication of silicon wafers into their business; fabless companies, which outsource the manufacturing of silicon wafers; foundries; and outsourced semiconductor assembly and test providers. The company’s Wireless Test segment designs, develops, and supports wireless test equipment for developing and manufacturing wireless devices, including smart phones, tablets, notebooks, laptops, personal computer peripherals, and other Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular enabled devices. This segment offers IQxstream solution for testing GSM, EDGE, CDMA2000, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, HSPA+, LTE-FDD, TD_LTE, and LTE-A technologies for calibration and verification of smartphones, tablets, small cell wireless gateways, and embedded cellular modules; test equipment for connectivity testing; IQfact chipset software; and modular wireless test instruments. The company’s System Test segment offers defense/aerospace test instrumentation and systems; storage test systems; and circuit-board test and inspection systems. Its Industrial Automation segment provides collaborative robots for manufacturing and light industrial customers. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in North Reading, Massachusetts.

Twilio Inc. (TWLO) traded within a range of $28.28 to $29.41 after opening the day at $29.41. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.55% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.46% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $29.01 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -59.12% below its 52 week high of $70.96 and 22.61% above its 12-month low of $23.66. The shares are down by over -22.14% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 47.35 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

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.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI), CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF), Umpqua Holdings Corporation (UMPQ)

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) traded within a range of $21.27 to $22.68 after opening the day at $21.69. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 34.97% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.74% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $21.5 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -9.24% below its 52 week high of $23.69 and 206.48% above its 12-month low of $8.04. The shares are up by over 42.2% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 70.92 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

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.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.9% or $-0.33 to close the day at $36.21 on active trading volume of 6.07M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.02M. The Deerfield Illinois 60015 based company has been outperforming the agricultural chemicals group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 26.11%, compared to the industry which has advanced 35.92% over the same period. With RSI of 66.7, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $29.07, making it a 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.

Umpqua Holdings Corporation (UMPQ) gained $0.19 to close the day at a new closing price of $18.59, a 1.03% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 42.07% above its 52 week low of $13.77. A total of 5.94M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.76M. The stock, which fluctuated between $17.09 and $18.61 during the day, currently situated -3.48% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.11% in the past one month and up by 20.63% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $19.75 and RSI of 52.19, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Umpqua Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the commercial and retail banking, and retail brokerage businesses. It operates through Community Banking and Home Lending segments. The Community Banking segment provides loan and deposit products to business and retail customers. The Home Lending segment originates, sells, and services residential mortgage loans. It also offers various deposit products, such as non-interest bearing checking accounts, interest bearing checking and savings accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit; financial planning, trust, and investments services to high net worth individuals; and retail brokerage and investment advisory services. The company’s loan products include loans for business and commercial customers, including accounts receivable and inventory financing, multi-family loans, equipment loans, commercial equipment leases, international trade, real estate construction loans, permanent financing, small business administration program financing, and capital markets and treasury management services; loan products for small businesses; commercial and industrial loans; residential real estate loans for the construction, purchase, and refinancing of residential owner-occupied and rental properties; and consumer loans, such as secured and unsecured personal loans, home equity and personal lines of credit, and motor vehicle loans. In addition, it provides technology-based services, including remote deposit capture, online banking, bill pay and treasury, mobile banking, voice response banking, automatic payroll deposit programs, ATMs, product kiosks, and Website. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated commercial banking centers in 382 locations. Umpqua Holdings Corporation was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

 

Stocks In Action: The Michaels Companies, Inc. (MIK), Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI), LendingClub Corporation (LC)

The Michaels Companies, Inc. (MIK) traded within a range of $19.95 to $21.13 after opening the day at $20.9. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.78% so far this year. The stock was down close to -6.84% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $20.29 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -35.31% below its 52 week high of $31.36 and 0.79% above its 12-month low of $19.95. The shares are down by over -13.99% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 35.79 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The Michaels Companies, Inc. owns and operates a chain of arts and crafts specialty retail stores under the Michaels and Aaron Brothers names in North America. Its Michaels stores offer approximately 35,000 stock-keeping units in crafts, home décor and seasonal, framing, and paper crafting. The company’s Aaron Brothers stores offer approximately 6,000 stock-keeping units, including photo frames, a line of ready-made frames, art prints, framed art, art supplies, and custom framing. It also provides private brands, including Recollections, Studio Decor, Bead Landing, Creatology, Ashland, Celebrate It, Art Minds, Artist’s Loft, Craft Smart, and Loops & Threads. In addition, the company manufactures custom and specialty framing merchandise; and distributes gifts and decor products. As of June 30, 2016, it operated 1,356 stores under the Michaels, Aaron Brothers, and Pat Catan’s brands in 49 states in the United States, as well as in and Canada. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.8% or $-0.4 to close the day at $21.88 on light trading volume of 10.93M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.77M. The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15222 based company has been outperforming the metal fabrication group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 179.38%, compared to the industry which has advanced 83.86% over the same period. With RSI of 74.12, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $0, making it a hold 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.

LendingClub Corporation (LC) gained $0.2 to close the day at a new closing price of $6.1, a 3.39% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 77.33% above its 52 week low of $3.44. A total of 10.82M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 8.47M. The stock, which fluctuated between $5.98 and $6.29 during the day, currently situated -37.76% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 15.97% in the past one month and up by 25.26% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $6.38 and RSI of 64.49, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

LendingClub Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online marketplace that connects borrowers and investors in the United States. Its marketplace facilitates various types of loan products for consumers and small businesses, including unsecured personal loans, super prime consumer loans, unsecured education and patient finance loans, and unsecured small business loans. The company also offers investors an opportunity to invest in a range of loans based on term and credit characteristics. It serves investors, such as retail investors, high-net-worth individuals and family offices, banks and finance companies, insurance companies, hedge funds, foundations, pension plans, and university endowments. LendingClub Corporation was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.