Traders Watch list: Antero Resources Corporation (AR), VCA Inc. (WOOF), xG Technology, Inc. (XGTI)

Antero Resources Corporation (AR) saw its value decrease by -0.66% as the stock dropped $-0.17 to finish the day at a closing price of $25.45. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $19.97-$30.66 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $25.27 to $25.83 during the day, are down by -7.49% in the past three months and down by -5.14% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.03% above its 20 day moving average and 2.16% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $33.96 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 56.7.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores, and develops natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2015, the company had 569,000 net acres of oil and gas properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. It also owned and operated 182 miles of gas gathering pipelines in the Marcellus Shale; and 110 miles of low-pressure, high-pressure, and condensate pipelines in the Utica Shale. The company was formerly known as Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation and changed its name to Antero Resources Corporation in June 2013. Antero Resources Corporation was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Antero Resources Corporation is a subsidiary of Antero Resources Investment LLC.

VCA Inc. (WOOF) shares were down in last trading by -0.3% to $90.98. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.21% over the past week and grew 40.38% in the past month. It is currently trading 34.85% above its 50 day moving average and 35.94% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.66% decrease in value from its one year high of $91.58. The RSI indicator value of 92.8, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

VCA Inc. operates as an animal healthcare company in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments, Animal Hospital and Laboratory. The Animal Hospital segment offers general medical and surgical services for companion animals, as well as specialized treatments comprising diagnostic, internal medicine, oncology, neurology, endocrinology, ophthalmology, dermatology, and cardiology services; and sells related retail and pharmaceutical products. It also provides specialty pet products, including pet food, vitamins, therapeutic shampoos and conditioners, flea collars and sprays, and other accessory products; and additional services, such as grooming, bathing, and boarding services. In addition, this segment performs various pet wellness programs, such as health examinations, diagnostic testing, routine vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and dental care. As of December 31, 2015, it operated or managed 682 animal hospitals. The Laboratory segment offers testing and consulting services used by veterinarians in the detection, diagnosis, evaluation, monitoring, treatment, and prevention of diseases and other conditions affecting animals. This segment serves animal hospitals, animal practices, universities, and other government organizations. It operated a network of 60 laboratories. VCA Inc. also sells digital radiography and ultrasound imaging equipment, related computer hardware, software, and ancillary services to the veterinary market, as well as provides education and training, consulting, and mobile imaging services; and franchises pet services, including dog day care, overnight boarding, grooming, and other ancillary services at pet care facilities. The company was formerly known as VCA Antech, Inc. and changed its name to VCA Inc. in June 2014. VCA Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

xG Technology, Inc. (XGTI) opening the day at $2.45. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 51.85% so far this year. The stock was down close to -6.39% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $2.05 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -58.85% below its 52 week high of $34.68 and 716.73% above its 12-month low of $1.17. The shares are up by over 386.94% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 59.24 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Synchrony Financial (SYF), Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL), Antero Resources Corporation (AR)

Synchrony Financial (SYF) climbed 0.53% during last trading as the stock added $0.19 to finish the day at $36.32 with about 4.4M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.02M. The $30.07B market cap company, which fluctuated between $36.06 and $36.83 during the day, currently situated 57.67% above its 52 week low of $23.25 and -4.56% away from its one year high of $38.06. The RSI of 50.23 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Synchrony Financial operates as a consumer financial services company in the United States. The company offers private label credit cards, dual cards, and small and medium-sized business credit products; and promotional financing for consumer purchases, such as private label credit cards and installment loans. It also provides promotional financing to consumers for elective healthcare procedures or services, such as dental, veterinary, cosmetic, vision, and audiology; debt cancellation products; and deposit products, including certificates of deposit, individual retirement, money market, and savings accounts, as well as accepts deposits through third-party securities brokerage firms. The company offers its credit products through programs established with a group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations, and healthcare service providers; and deposit products through multiple channels, including online, print, and radio advertising. Synchrony Financial was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. Synchrony Financial operates independently of GE Consumer Finance, Inc. as of November 17, 2015.

Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL) gained $0.21 to close the day at a new closing price of $37.39, a 0.56% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 59.13% above its 52 week low of $23.77. A total of 4.34M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.74M. The stock, which fluctuated between $36.8 and $37.57 during the day, currently situated -11.04% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -10.21% in the past one month and up by 5.76% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $45.71 and RSI of 42.69, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Noble Energy, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids worldwide. Its principal projects are located in DJ Basin, Marcellus Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, and Permian Basin, the United States; deepwater Gulf of Mexico; offshore Eastern Mediterranean; and offshore West Africa. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 1,421 million barrels oil equivalent of total proved reserves. Noble Energy, Inc. was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Antero Resources Corporation (AR) had a active trading with around 4.27M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.6M. The stock traded between $25.59 and $26.05 before closing at the price of $25.62 with 0.43% change on the day. The Denver Colorado 80202 based company is currently trading 31.18% above its 52 week low of $19.97 and -16.44% below its 52 week high of $30.66. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 58.79 and $33.96 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores, and develops natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2015, the company had 569,000 net acres of oil and gas properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. It also owned and operated 182 miles of gas gathering pipelines in the Marcellus Shale; and 110 miles of low-pressure, high-pressure, and condensate pipelines in the Utica Shale. The company was formerly known as Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation and changed its name to Antero Resources Corporation in June 2013. Antero Resources Corporation was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Antero Resources Corporation is a subsidiary of Antero Resources Investment LLC.

 

3 Notable Runners: Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS), Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG), Antero Resources Corporation (AR)

Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.36% or $-0.21 to close the day at $15.21 on higher than average trading volume of 5.74M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 12.65M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas companies by 33.2643% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 0.46% YTD, versus the independent oil & gas industry which is down -0.28% for the same period. The RSI of 51.6 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, 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.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) had a light trading with around 5.73M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.29M. The stock traded between $22 and $22.42 before closing at the price of $22.27 with 0.95% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77024 based company is currently trading 50.21% above its 52 week low of $15.39 and -16.64% below its 52 week high of $26.74. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 48.31 and $27.87 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, develops, exploits, explores for, produces, and markets natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company primarily focuses on the Marcellus Shale in northeast Pennsylvania with approximately 200,000 net acres in the dry gas window of the play; and the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas with approximately 85,500 net acres in the oil window of the play. It also transports, stores, gathers, and purchases natural gas for resale. The company sells its natural gas to industrial customers, local distribution companies, and gas marketers through gathering systems and pipelines, as well as to intrastate pipelines, natural gas processors, and marketing companies. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of approximately 8,190 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Antero Resources Corporation (AR) traded within a range of $24.55 to $25.7 after opening the day at $25.22. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 7.86% so far this year. The stock was up close to 4.04% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $25.51 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -16.8% below its 52 week high of $30.66 and 34.26% above its 12-month low of $19.7. The shares are down by over -6.56% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 58.48 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores, and develops natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2014, the company had 543,000 net acres of oil and gas properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. It also owns and operates 153 miles of gas gathering pipelines in the Marcellus Shale; and 96 miles of low-pressure, high-pressure, and condensate pipelines in the Utica Shale. The company was formerly known as Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation and changed its name to Antero Resources Corporation in June 2013. Antero Resources Corporation was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Antero Resources Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Antero Resources Investment LLC.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Antero Resources Corporation (AR), V.F. Corporation (VFC), Mattel, Inc. (MAT)

Antero Resources Corporation (AR) saw its value increase by 1.24% as the stock gained $0.3 to finish the day at a closing price of $24.52. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $19.7-$30.66 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $24.19 to $24.65 during the day, are down by -9.92% in the past three months and down by -12.55% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.11% above its 20 day moving average and -1.85% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $34.07 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 49.61.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores, and develops natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2014, the company had 543,000 net acres of oil and gas properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. It also owns and operates 153 miles of gas gathering pipelines in the Marcellus Shale; and 96 miles of low-pressure, high-pressure, and condensate pipelines in the Utica Shale. The company was formerly known as Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation and changed its name to Antero Resources Corporation in June 2013. Antero Resources Corporation was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Antero Resources Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Antero Resources Investment LLC.

V.F. Corporation (VFC) shares were down in last trading by -1.35% to $52.52. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.23% over the past week and fell -7.13% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.23% below its 50 day moving average and -10.89% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -19.96% decrease in value from its one year high of $67.1. The RSI indicator value of 37.4, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

V.F. Corporation engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products in the United States and Europe. The company primarily offers outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment, youth culture/action sports-inspired footwear, handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, accessories, surfing-inspired footwear, merino wool socks, women’s activewear, and travel accessories under the The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Kipling, Napapijri, Jansport, Reef, Smartwool, Eastpak, lucy, and Eagle Creek brands. It also provides denim, casual apparel, footwear, and accessories under the Wrangler, Lee, Lee Casuals, Riders by Lee, Rustler, Timber Creek by Wrangler, and Rock & Republic brands. In addition, the company offers occupational, protective occupational, athletic, licensed athletic, and licensed apparel products under the Red Kap, Bulwark, Horace Small, Majestic, MLB, NFL, and Harley-Davidson brands; sportswear apparel, luggage, and accessories under the Nautica brand; and handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, and accessories under the Kipling brand. Further, it provides premium denim apparel, footwear, and accessories under the 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, and Ella Moss brands. The company sells its products primarily to specialty stores, department stores, national chains, and mass merchants, as well as sells through company operated stores, concession retail stores, and e-commerce sites. V.F. Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Mattel, Inc. (MAT) opening the day at $29.94. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 7.11% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.34% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $29.51 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -12.1% below its 52 week high of $34.76 and 29.89% above its 12-month low of $23.85. The shares are up by over 1.45% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 51.43 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Mattel, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a range of toy products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: North America, International, and American Girl. It offers dolls and accessories, vehicles and play sets, and games and puzzles under the Mattel Girls & Boys brands, including Barbie, Monster High, Disney Classics, Ever After High, Little Mommy, Polly Pocket, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, CARS, Disney Planes, BOOMco, Radica, Toy Story, Max Steel, WWE Wrestling, and DC Comics. The company also provides its products under the Fisher-Price brands, such as Fisher-Price, Little People, BabyGear, Laugh & Learn, Imaginext, Thomas & Friends, Dora the Explorer, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney Jake, the Never Land Pirates, and Power Wheels. In addition, it offers its products under the American Girl brands comprising Truly Me, BeForever, and Bitty Baby; and construction, and arts and crafts brands, such as MEGA BLOKS, RoseArt, and Board Dudes, as well as publishes the American Girl magazine. Mattel, Inc. sells its products directly to consumers via its catalog, Website, and proprietary retail stores, as well as directly to retailers, including discount and free-standing toy stores, chain stores, department stores, and other retail outlets; to wholesalers; and through agents and distributors. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in El Segundo, California.

 

Stocks Alert: Great Plains Energy Incorporated (GXP), Aetna Inc. (AET), Antero Resources Corporation (AR)

Great Plains Energy Incorporated (GXP) retreated with the stock falling -1.61% or $-0.45 to close at $27.57 on light trading volume of 2.47M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.56M. The Kansas City Missouri 64105 based company operating under the Electric Utilities industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 6% up for the period and up by 0.8% so far this year. With price target of $29.88 and a 10.63% rebound from 52-week low, Great Plains Energy Incorporated has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Great Plains Energy Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in Missouri and Kansas. It also provides regulated steam services in St. Joseph, Missouri. The company generates electricity using coal, nuclear, natural gas, oil, and wind resources. It has approximately 6,400 megawatts of generating capacity. The company sells electricity to 846,100 customers in the states of Missouri and Kansas, including 744,900 residences; 98,600 commercial firms; and 2,600 industrials, municipalities, and other electric utilities. Great Plains Energy Incorporated was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

Aetna Inc. (AET) dropped $-1.08 to close the day at a new closing price of $123.18, a -0.87% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 34.17% above its 52 week low of $92.42. A total of 2.46M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.93M. The stock, which fluctuated between $121.25 and $124.23 during the day, currently situated -9.76% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -4.25% in the past one month and up by 8.56% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $140.07 and RSI of 47.75, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Aetna Inc. operates as a health care benefits company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Health Care, Group Insurance, and Large Case Pensions. The Health Care segment offers medical, pharmacy benefit management services, dental, behavioral health, and vision plans on an insured basis, as well as an employer-funded or administrative services contract basis. It also provides point-of-service, preferred provider organization, health maintenance organization, and indemnity benefit plans, as well as health savings accounts and consumer-directed health plans. In addition, this segment offers Medicare and Medicaid products and services, as well as other medical products, such as medical management and data analytics services, medical stop loss insurance, workers’ compensation administrative services, and products that provide access to its provider networks in select geographies. The Group Insurance segment offers life insurance products, including group term life insurance, voluntary spouse and dependent term life insurance, group universal life insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; disability insurance products; and long-term care insurance products, which provide the benefits to cover the cost of care in private home settings, adult day care, assisted living, or nursing facilities. The Large Case Pensions segment manages retirement products, including pension and annuity products primarily for tax-qualified pension plans. The company offers its products to employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups, and expatriates. Aetna Inc. has a collaboration agreement with Commonwealth Health to introduce a new health plan; and Regional Cancer Care Associates to create an oncology medical home. The company was founded in 1853 and is based in Hartford, Connecticut.

Antero Resources Corporation (AR) shares were down in last trading by -2.27% to $24.12. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.99% over the past week and fell -9.15% in the past month. It is currently trading -3.77% below its 50 day moving average and -8.79% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -21.33% decrease in value from its one year high of $30.66. The RSI indicator value of 44.71, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores, and develops natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2014, the company had 543,000 net acres of oil and gas properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. It also owns and operates 153 miles of gas gathering pipelines in the Marcellus Shale; and 96 miles of low-pressure, high-pressure, and condensate pipelines in the Utica Shale. The company was formerly known as Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation and changed its name to Antero Resources Corporation in June 2013. Antero Resources Corporation was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Antero Resources Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Antero Resources Investment LLC.

 

Stocks To Track: The Mosaic Company (MOS), Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B), Antero Resources Corporation (AR)

The Mosaic Company (MOS) fell -0.23% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.07 to finish the day at $30.8 with about 2.7M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.13M. The $10.79B market cap company, which fluctuated between $30.56 and $30.91 during the day, currently situated 45.67% above its 52 week low of $22.02 and -2.35% away from its one year high of $31.54. The RSI of 62.85 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients primarily for the agricultural industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B) gained $0.11 to close the day at a new closing price of $163.41, a 0.07% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 32.26% above its 52 week low of $123.55. A total of 2.69M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.62M. The stock, which fluctuated between $162.64 and $163.8 during the day, currently situated -2.3% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 1.28% in the past one month and up by 13.58% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $165.5 and RSI of 58.07, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. operates as a holding company. It provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, as well as life, accident, and health reinsurance; and operates railroad systems in North America. The company also generates, transmits, and distributes electricity from solar, wind, nuclear, geothermal, and hydro sources; operates natural gas distribution and storage facilities, interstate pipelines, and compressor and meter stations; and holds interest in coal mining assets. In addition, it offers real estate brokerage services; invests in fixed-income and equity instruments; and engages in manufactured housing and finance business, leasing of transportation equipment, and furniture leasing activities. Further, the company manufactures boxed chocolates and other confectionery products; specialty chemicals, metal cutting tools, and other products; flooring, insulation, roofing and engineered, building and engineered components, paint and coating, and bricks and masonry products; recreational vehicles, apparel products, jewelry, and custom picture framing products; and alkaline batteries. Additionally, it manufactures structural investment castings and forged components, machined airframe components and engineered critical fasteners; airfoil castings; titanium and nickel superalloy melted and mill products; and seamless pipes, fittings, and forgings. The company distributes newspapers, televisions, and information; franchises and services quick service restaurants; distributes electronic components; and offers steel and logistics services, professional aviation training programs, and fractional aircraft ownership programs. In addition, it retails automobiles; furniture, bedding, and accessories; household appliances, electronics, and computers; jewelry, watches, crystal, china, stemware, flatware, gifts, and collectibles; kitchen tools; and motorcycle apparel and equipment. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

Antero Resources Corporation (AR) had a light trading with around 2.69M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.51M. The stock traded between $24.51 and $25.19 before closing at the price of $24.68 with -0.84% change on the day. The Denver Colorado 80202 based company is currently trading 29.89% above its 52 week low of $19 and -19.5% below its 52 week high of $30.66. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 49.93 and $33.89 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores, and develops natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2014, the company had 543,000 net acres of oil and gas properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. It also owns and operates 153 miles of gas gathering pipelines in the Marcellus Shale; and 96 miles of low-pressure, high-pressure, and condensate pipelines in the Utica Shale. The company was formerly known as Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation and changed its name to Antero Resources Corporation in June 2013. Antero Resources Corporation was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Antero Resources Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Antero Resources Investment LLC.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Philip Morris International Inc. (PM), Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY), Antero Resources Corporation (AR)

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) saw its value increase by 0.79% as the stock gained $0.71 to finish the day at a closing price of $91.13. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $84.46-$104.2 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $90.53 to $91.75 during the day, are down by -3.66% in the past three months and down by -8.5% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.92% above its 20 day moving average and 0.43% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $101.06 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 51.2.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, other tobacco products, and other nicotine-containing products. Its portfolio of brands comprises Marlboro, Merit, Parliament, Virginia S., L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Lark, Muratti, Next, and Red & White. The company also owns various cigarette brands, such as Dji Sam Soe, Sampoerna, and U Mild in Indonesia; Champion, Fortune, and Hope in the Philippines; Apollo-Soyuz and Optima in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston in Colombia; Belmont, Canadian Classics, and Number 7 in Canada; Best in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados in Mexico; Assos in Greece; and Petra in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It markets and sells its products in approximately 180 countries in the European Union, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Canada. Philip Morris International Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is based in New York, New York.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) shares were down in last trading by -1.2% to $70.62. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.74% over the past week and grew 0.58% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.12% above its 50 day moving average and -1.95% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -8.36% decrease in value from its one year high of $78.48. The RSI indicator value of 49.53, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Oil and Gas, Chemical, and Midstream and Marketing. The Oil and Gas segment explores for, develops, and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas. The Chemical segment manufactures and markets basic chemicals, including chlorine, caustic soda, chlorinated organics, potassium chemicals, ethylene dichloride, chlorinated isocyanurates, sodium silicates, and calcium chloride; vinyls comprising vinyl chloride monomer and polyvinyl chloride; and other chemicals, such as resorcinol. The Midstream and Marketing segment gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases, and markets oil, condensate, NGLs, natural gas, carbon dioxide, and power. This segment also trades around its assets consisting of transportation and storage capacity, as well as oil, NGLs, gas, and other commodities. Occidental Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Antero Resources Corporation (AR) traded within a range of $24.28 to $25.18 after opening the day at $24.63. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 5.24% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.06% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $24.89 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -18.82% below its 52 week high of $30.66 and 31% above its 12-month low of $19. The shares are down by over -8.96% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 52.43 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores, and develops natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2014, the company had 543,000 net acres of oil and gas properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. It also owns and operates 153 miles of gas gathering pipelines in the Marcellus Shale; and 96 miles of low-pressure, high-pressure, and condensate pipelines in the Utica Shale. The company was formerly known as Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation and changed its name to Antero Resources Corporation in June 2013. Antero Resources Corporation was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Antero Resources Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Antero Resources Investment LLC.

 

Traders Recap: Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG), HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC), Antero Resources Corporation (AR)

Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.69% or $-0.67 to close the day at $39.09 on higher than average trading volume of 4.07M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.71M. The Omaha Nebraska 68102 based company has been outperforming the processed & packaged goods companies by 6.3111% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -1.16% YTD, versus the processed & packaged goods industry which is up 0.26% for the same period. The RSI of 55.62 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Conagra Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company in North America. It operates through five segments: Grocery & Snacks, Refrigerated & Frozen, International, Foodservice, and Commercial. The Grocery & Snacks segment primarily provides branded, shelf-stable food products in various retail channels in the United States. The Refrigerated & Frozen segment offers branded, temperature controlled food products in various retail channels in the United States. The International segment primarily provides branded food products, in various temperature states, in retail and foodservice channels outside of the United States. The Foodservice segment offers branded and customized food products, such as meals, entrees, prepared potatoes, sauces, and various custom-manufactured culinary products packaged for sale to restaurants and other foodservice establishments in the United States. The Commercial segment offers commercially branded and private label food and ingredients primarily to commercial, restaurant, foodservice, food manufacturing, and industrial customers. The company markets its products primarily under the Healthy Choice, Hunt’s, Slim Jim, Reddi-wip, Alexia, Blake’s, Frontera, Bertolli, P.F. Chang’s, and Marie Callender’s brands. The company was formerly known as ConAgra Foods, Inc. and changed its name to Conagra Brands, Inc. in November 2016. Conagra Brands, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC) had a active trading with around 4.06M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.62M. The stock traded between $33.62 and $34.78 before closing at the price of $34.3 with 2.17% change on the day. The Dallas Texas 75201 based company is currently trading 59.11% above its 52 week low of $22.07 and -13.11% below its 52 week high of $40.82. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 70.72 and $33 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

HollyFrontier Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refiner in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Refining and HEP. It primarily produces high-value refined products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, specialty lubricant products, liquid petroleum gas, fuel oil, and specialty and modified asphalt. The company offers its products to other refiners, convenience store chains, independent marketers, retailers, truck stop chains, wholesalers, railroads, governmental entities, paving contractors or manufacturers, and commercial and specialty markets, as well as for commercial airline use. It owns and operates five refineries with a combined crude oil processing capacity of approximately 443,000 barrels per day in El Dorado, Kansas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Artesia, New Mexico; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Woods Cross, Utah, as well as owns and operates asphalt terminals in Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma; and vacuum distillation and other facilities in Lovington, New Mexico. HollyFrontier Corporation’s refineries serve markets in the Mid-Continent, Southwest, and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States. The company was formerly known as Holly Corporation and changed its name to HollyFrontier Corporation as a result of its merger with Frontier Oil Corporation in July 2011. HollyFrontier Corporation was founded in 1947 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Antero Resources Corporation (AR) traded within a range of $23.65 to $24.73 after opening the day at $23.71. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.14% so far this year. The stock was up close to 4.01% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $24.63 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -19.67% below its 52 week high of $30.66 and 29.63% above its 12-month low of $19. The shares are down by over -8.91% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 49.62 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores, and develops natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2014, the company had 543,000 net acres of oil and gas properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. It also owns and operates 153 miles of gas gathering pipelines in the Marcellus Shale; and 96 miles of low-pressure, high-pressure, and condensate pipelines in the Utica Shale. The company was formerly known as Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation and changed its name to Antero Resources Corporation in June 2013. Antero Resources Corporation was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Antero Resources Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Antero Resources Investment LLC.

 

Momentum Stocks: Antero Resources Corporation (AR), Pandora Media, Inc. (P), Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SGYP)

Antero Resources Corporation (AR) grew with the stock adding 0.13% or $0.03 to close at $23.68 on active trading volume of 6.15M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.4M. The Denver Colorado 80202 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 4.41% up for the period and up by 0.13% so far this year. With price target of $33.89 and a 24.63% rebound from 52-week low, Antero Resources Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores, and develops natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2014, the company had 543,000 net acres of oil and gas properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. It also owns and operates 153 miles of gas gathering pipelines in the Marcellus Shale; and 96 miles of low-pressure, high-pressure, and condensate pipelines in the Utica Shale. The company was formerly known as Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation and changed its name to Antero Resources Corporation in June 2013. Antero Resources Corporation was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Antero Resources Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Antero Resources Investment LLC.

Pandora Media, Inc. (P) had a light trading with around 6.14M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.03M. The stock traded between $12.57 and $13.18 before closing at the price of $12.72 with -2.45% change on the day. The Oakland California 94612 based company is currently trading 79.15% above its 52 week low of $7.1 and -15.09% below its 52 week high of $14.98. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $14.37 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Pandora Media, Inc. provides Internet music streaming services in North America. The company allows its listeners to create personalized stations to access free music and comedy catalogs, as well as personalized playlist generating system; and offers Pandora One, a paid subscription service to listeners. It also sells audio, display, and video advertising to advertisers for delivery on computer, mobile, and other connected device platforms. In addition, the company offers ticketing and marketing software and services for venues and event promoters to promote their events, as well as allow fans to find and purchase tickets for events. Pandora Media, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Oakland, California.

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SGYP) saw its value increase by 2.63% as the stock gained $0.16 to finish the day at a closing price of $6.25. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $2.5-$6.41 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $6.06 to $6.41 during the day, are up by 12.21% in the past three months and up by 63.61% over the past six months. It is currently trading 17.5% above its 20 day moving average and 20.24% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $10.8 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 67.79.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

 

Traders Watch list: Antero Resources Corporation (AR), Twilio Inc. (TWLO), Celgene Corporation (CELG)

Antero Resources Corporation (AR) saw its value decrease by -1.29% as the stock dropped $-0.31 to finish the day at a closing price of $23.65. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $19-$30.66 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $23.6 to $24.14 during the day, are down by -12.24% in the past three months and down by -10.01% over the past six months. It is currently trading -6.09% below its 20 day moving average and -6.44% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $33.89 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 36.37.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores, and develops natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2014, the company had 543,000 net acres of oil and gas properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. It also owns and operates 153 miles of gas gathering pipelines in the Marcellus Shale; and 96 miles of low-pressure, high-pressure, and condensate pipelines in the Utica Shale. The company was formerly known as Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation and changed its name to Antero Resources Corporation in June 2013. Antero Resources Corporation was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Antero Resources Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Antero Resources Investment LLC.

Twilio Inc. (TWLO) shares were down in last trading by -1.43% to $28.85. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -9.02% over the past week and fell -14.95% in the past month. It is currently trading -14.26% below its 50 day moving average and -33.35% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -59.34% decrease in value from its one year high of $70.96. The RSI indicator value of 40.33, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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.

Celgene Corporation (CELG) traded within a range of $115.12 to $117.55 after opening the day at $117.2. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -3.35% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.01% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $115.75 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -8.86% below its 52 week high of $127 and 24.4% above its 12-month low of $93.05. The shares are up by over 10.73% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 51.07 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Celgene Corporation discovers, develops, and commercializes therapies to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases worldwide. It markets REVLIMID, an oral immunomodulatory drug for multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and mantle cell lymphoma; ABRAXANE, a solvent-free chemotherapy product to treat breast, non-small cell lung, pancreatic, and gastric cancers; POMALYST/IMNOVID to treat multiple myeloma; and OTEZLA, a small-molecule inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 for psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, Behçet’s disease, atopic dermatitis, and ulcerative colitis. The company’s products also include VIDAZA, a pyrimidine nucleoside analog to treat intermediate-2 and high-risk MDS, and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, as well as acute myeloid leukemia (AML); THALOMID for the patients with multiple myeloma and erythema nodosum leprosum; ISTODAX to treat cutaneous and peripheral T-cell lymphoma; and FOCALIN, FOCALIN XR, and RITALIN products. Its clinical stage products include OTEZLA for the treatment of various immune-inflammatory diseases; sotatercept for the treatment of renal anemia, beta-thalassemia and MDS; luspatercept for beta-thalassemia and MDS; CC-486 to treat MDS, AML, and solid tumors; CC-122 and CC-220 to treat hematological and solid tumor cancers, and inflammation and immunology diseases; PDA-002 for the treat diabetic foot ulcers and peripheral neuropathy; and PNK-007 for hematological malignancies treatment. The company has collaborative agreements with Novartis Pharma AG; Acceleron Pharma; Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Epizyme Inc.; Sutro Biopharma, Inc.; bluebird bio, Inc.; FORMA Therapeutics Holdings, LLC; Acetylon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; NantBioScience, Inc.; AstraZeneca PLC; Lycera Corp.; Juno Therapeutics, Inc.; TriNetX, Inc.; Triphase Accelerator Corporation; Nurix Inc.; Abbott; Sage Bionetworks; and PharmAkea Inc. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Summit, New Jersey.