Stocks Under Review: DISH Network Corporation (DISH), Apache Corporation (APA), Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN)

DISH Network Corporation (DISH) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.54% or $0.33 to close the day at $61.68 on active trading volume of 2.22M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.9M. The Englewood Colorado 80112 based company has been outperforming the catv systems group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 27.54%, compared to the industry which has advanced 18.16% over the same period. With RSI of 62.5, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $73.64, making it a hold for now.

DISH Network Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides pay-TV services in the United States. The company operates through two segments, DISH and Wireless. The company provides video services under the DISH brand. It also offers programming packages that include programming through national broadcast networks, local broadcast networks, and national and regional cable networks, as well as regional and specialty sports channels, premium movie channels, and Latino and international programming. In addition, the company provides access to movies and TV shows via TV or Internet-connected tablets, smartphones, and computers; and dishanywhere.com and mobile applications for smartphones and tablets to view authorized content, search program listings, and remotely control certain features. Further, it offers Sling TV services that require an Internet connection and are available on streaming-capable devices, including TVs, tablets, computers, game consoles, and smart phones primarily to consumers who do not subscribe to traditional satellite and cable pay-TV services. Additionally, the company operates Sling International that offers over 200 channels in 18 languages; and Sling domestic package that consists over 20 channels and tiers of programming, including sports, kids, movies, world news, lifestyle and Spanish language, and premium content, such as HBO. Further, it offers Sling Latino service; and satellite broadband services, wireline voice, and broadband services under the dishNET brand. Additionally, the company has wireless spectrum licenses and related assets. As of December 31, 2015, it had 13.897 million Pay-TV subscribers. The company offers receiver systems and programming through direct sales channels, small satellite retailers, direct marketing groups, local and regional consumer electronics stores, nationwide retailers, and telecommunications companies. DISH Network Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

Apache Corporation (APA) retreated with the stock falling -1.1% or $-0.69 to close at $62.22 on light trading volume of 2.22M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.22M. The Houston Texas 77056 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 82.87% up for the period and down by -1.58% so far this year. With price target of $65.13 and a 96.55% rebound from 52-week low, Apache Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.37% or $-0.15 to close the day at $39.86 on lower than average trading volume of 2.22M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.06M. The San Mateo California 94403 based company has been outperforming the asset management companies by 16.8983% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 0.71% YTD, versus the asset management industry which is up 0.36% for the same period. The RSI of 48.24 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Franklin Resources, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides its services to individuals, institutions, pension plans, trusts, and partnerships. It launches equity, fixed income, balanced, and multi-asset mutual funds through its subsidiaries. The firm invests in the public equity, fixed income, and alternative markets. Franklin Resources, Inc. was founded in 1947 and is based in San Mateo, California with an additional office in Hyderabad, India.

 

Stocks To Track: Sabre Corporation (SABR), Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL), Apache Corporation (APA)

Sabre Corporation (SABR) fell -0.8% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.2 to finish the day at $24.72 with about 2.57M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.92M. The $6.88B market cap company, currently situated 14.42% above its 52 week low of $22.03 and -15.74% away from its one year high of $29.76. The RSI of 41.84 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Sabre Corporation provides technology solutions to the travel and tourism industry. The company operates through two segments, Travel Network, and Airline and Hospitality Solutions. The Travel Network segment operates a business-to-business travel marketplace that offers travel content, such as inventory, prices, and availability from a range of travel suppliers, including airlines, hotels, car rental brands, rail carriers, cruise lines, and tour operators with a network of travel buyers comprising online and offline travel agencies, travel management companies, and corporate travel departments. The Airline and Hospitality Solutions segment offers a portfolio of software technology products and solutions through software-as-a-service and hosted delivery models to airlines, hotel properties, and other travel suppliers. This segment provides SabreSonic Customer Sales & Service, a reservation system that provides capabilities around managing sales and customer service across an airline’s diverse touch points; Sabre AirVision Marketing & Planning, a set of airline commercial planning solutions; and Sabre AirCentre Enterprise Operations, a set of solutions for the holistic planning and management of airline, airport, and customer operations. In addition, this segment offers software and solutions to hotel properties comprising central reservation system, property management solution, and marketing and consulting services. Sabre Corporation was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Southlake, Texas.

Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) dropped $-0.18 to close the day at a new closing price of $36.17, a -0.5% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 9.54% above its 52 week low of $33.18. A total of 2.57M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.7M. The stock, which fluctuated between $35.94 and $36.59 during the day, currently situated -19.59% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 5.47% in the past one month and down by -4.14% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $39.64 and RSI of 58.28, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Hormel Foods Corporation produces and markets various meat and food products worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Grocery Products, Refrigerated Foods, Jennie-O Turkey Store, Specialty Foods, and International & Other. It provides various perishable meat products, including fresh meats, frozen items, refrigerated meal solutions, sausages, hams, guacamole, and bacon; and shelf-stable products comprising canned luncheon meats, shelf-stable microwaveable meals, stews, chilies, hash, flour and corn tortillas, salsas, tortilla chips, peanut butter, and other products. The company also offers poultry products, such as turkey products; and nutritional food products and supplements, sugar and sugar substitutes, dessert and drink mixes, and industrial gelatin products. It sells its products through sales personnel, as well as through independent brokers and distributors. The company was formerly known as Geo. A. Hormel & Company and changed its name to Hormel Foods Corporation in January 1995. Hormel Foods Corporation was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Austin, Minnesota.

Apache Corporation (APA) had a light trading with around 2.56M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.22M. The stock traded between $62.16 and $63.36 before closing at the price of $62.91 with -0.3% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77056 based company is currently trading 97.95% above its 52 week low of $33.23 and -8.83% below its 52 week high of $69. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 43.06 and $65.13 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

Traders Recap: Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK), People’s United Financial, Inc. (PBCT), Apache Corporation (APA)

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.31% or $-0.04 to close the day at $12.78 on lower than average trading volume of 3.55M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.86M. The Atlanta Georgia 30328 based company has been outperforming the packaging & containers companies by -5.3982% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 2.4% YTD, versus the packaging & containers industry which is up 2.52% for the same period. The RSI of 49 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides paper-based packaging solutions to food, beverage, and other consumer products companies. The company operates in three segments: Paperboard Mills, Americas Paperboard Packaging, and Europe Paperboard Packaging. The company offers coated unbleached kraft (CUK) and coated recycled board (CRB) to various paperboard packaging converters and brokers; and paperboard packaging folding cartons primarily to consumer packaged goods companies serving the food, beverage, and consumer product markets. It also manufactures corrugated medium and kraft paper; offers various laminated, coated, and printed packaging structures that are produced from its CUK and CRB, as well as other grades of paperboard that are purchased from third-party suppliers; designs and manufactures specialized packaging machines that package bottles and cans, and non-beverage consumer products; and installs its packaging machines at customer plants and provides support, service, and performance monitoring of the machines. The company markets its product primarily through sales offices and broker arrangements with third parties in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Graphic Packaging Holding Company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

People’s United Financial, Inc. (PBCT) had a light trading with around 3.55M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.85M. The stock traded at the price of $19.1 with -2.82% change on the day. The Bridgeport Connecticut 06604 based company is currently trading 46.6% above its 52 week low of $13.62 and -5.09% below its 52 week high of $20.13. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 46.07 and $18.39 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

People’s United Financial, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for People’s United Bank, National Association that provides commercial banking, retail banking, and wealth management services to individual, corporate, and municipal customers. The company operates in two segments, Commercial Banking and Retail Banking. The Commercial Banking segment offers commercial real estate lending, commercial and industrial lending, and commercial deposit gathering services. This segment also provides equipment financing; cash management, correspondent banking, and municipal banking services; and institutional trust, corporate trust, private banking, and insurance services. The Retail Banking segment offers consumer lending, including residential mortgage and home equity lending; and consumer deposit gathering services. This segment also provides brokerage, financial advisory, investment management, life insurance, and non-institutional trust services. In addition, the company offers online banking, investment trading, and telephone banking services. It operates through a network of 396 branches and 594 ATMs in Connecticut, southeastern New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. People’s United Financial, Inc. was founded in 1842 and is headquartered in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Apache Corporation (APA) traded within a range of $62.25 to $63.92 after opening the day at $63.16. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.58% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.51% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $63.1 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -8.55% below its 52 week high of $69 and 98.54% above its 12-month low of $32.2. The shares are up by over 2.56% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 43.08 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks Buzz: Apache Corporation (APA), Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. (CBIO), Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ACHN)

Apache Corporation (APA) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.38% or $-0.24 to close the day at $62.78 on light trading volume of 1.32M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.28M. The Houston Texas 77056 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 73.03%, compared to the industry which has advanced 51.17% over the same period. With RSI of 44.47, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $65.13, making it a hold for now.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. (CBIO) retreated with the stock falling -4.41% or $-0.03 to close at $0.65 on light trading volume of 1.31M compared its three months average trading volume of 485.89K. The South San Francisco California 94080 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -73.14% down for the period and down by 0% so far this year. With price target of $3.25 and a 22.64% rebound from 52-week low, Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Catalyst Biosciences, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on engineering proteases as therapeutics for hemophilia, hemeostasis, complement-mediated diseases, and other unmet medical needs. Its product pipeline includes CB 813d, a Factor VIIa drug candidate that completed a Phase I clinical trials evaluating safety and tolerability, as well as pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and coagulation activity in severe hemophilia A and B patients with and without inhibitors. The company’s preclinical development stage drugs comprise CB 2679d/ISU 304, a next-generation Factor IX drug for the treatment of patients with hemophilia B; and a Factor Xa variant. It is also developing CB 2782, an anti-C3 inflammation development candidate for the treatment of delayed graft function in kidney transplants; and an ophthalmic anti-C3 candidate for treatment of dry age-related macular degeneration. The company has collaboration agreement with Pfizer, Inc. for the development of human Factor VIIa products; and ISU Abxis for development and manufacturing of the Factor IX products through Phase I/II clinical trials. Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ACHN) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.18% or $-0.05 to close the day at $4.2 on lower than average trading volume of 1.31M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.15M. The New Haven Connecticut 06511 based company has been outperforming the biotechnology companies by -41.1807% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 1.69% YTD, versus the biotechnology industry which is up 1.62% for the same period. The RSI of 46.19 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes small molecule drug therapies for infectious diseases and immune system disorders in the United States and internationally. Its drug candidates for treating chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection comprise Odalasvir, a NS5A inhibitor, which has completed Phase IIa clinical trials; ACH-3422, a NS5B nucleotide polymerase inhibitor; and Sovaprevir, a NS3 protease inhibitor, which has completed Phase II clinical trial. The company is also developing ACH-4471, a complement factor D inhibitor that is in Phase I clinical trial to treat patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria and one additional systemic ultra-rare disease; and other factor D inhibitors. It has a license and development agreement with Ora, Inc. for the development and commercialization of ACH-702, an antibacterial drug candidate that is delivered topically or locally; and license and collaboration arrangement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. to develop and commercialize antiviral drug candidates for treating HCV infection. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Callon Petroleum Company (CPE), Gulfport Energy Corp. (GPOR), Apache Corporation (APA)

Callon Petroleum Company (CPE) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.19% or $0.03 to close the day at $15.5 on light trading volume of 2.86M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.99M. The Natchez Mississippi 39120 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 159.2%, compared to the industry which has advanced 57.03% over the same period. With RSI of 48.72, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $19.46, making it a hold for now.

Callon Petroleum Company, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores for, develops, and produces oil and natural gas properties in the Permian Basin in West Texas. As of December 31, 2015, the company estimated net proved reserves totaled 54.3 million barrel of oil equivalent. Callon Petroleum Company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Natchez, Mississippi.

Gulfport Energy Corp. (GPOR) fell -0.43% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.09 to finish the day at $20.93 with about 2.85M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.45M. The $3.21B market cap company, currently situated 3.41% above its 52 week low of $20.24 and -39.63% away from its one year high of $34.67. The RSI of 35.77 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Apache Corporation (APA) saw its value decrease by -1.18% as the stock dropped $-0.75 to finish the day at a closing price of $63.02. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $32.2-$69 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $62.66 to $64.13 during the day, are up by 0.9% in the past three months and up by 11.74% over the past six months. It is currently trading -3.08% below its 20 day moving average and -0.18% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $64.53 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 46.28. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

Trader’s Round Up: Apollo Education Group, Inc. (APOL), Apache Corporation (APA), EQT Corporation (EQT)

Apollo Education Group, Inc. (APOL) grew with the stock adding 0.2% or $0.02 to close at $9.96 on light trading volume of 2.39M compared its three months average trading volume of 777.60K. The Phoenix Arizona 85040 based company operating under the Education & Training Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 56.11% up for the period and up by 0.61% so far this year. With price target of $9.5 and a 57.84% rebound from 52-week low, Apollo Education Group, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Apollo Education Group, Inc. provides private education services in the United States and internationally. The company offers online and on-campus undergraduate, graduate, certificate, and non-degree educational programs and services to unemployed and employed learners. It operates through University of Phoenix, Apollo Global, and Other segments. The University of Phoenix segment provides undergraduate and graduate degrees in the areas of business, education, and nursing; and a range of non-degree education programs for lifelong learners and students. The Apollo Global segment offers accounting and law programs; recognized and government approved non-degree certificates, diplomas, and other qualifications in a range of disciplines and industries, including health and wellness, business management and services, and community services; and graduate and undergraduate degrees, high school, and executive education in various program areas and disciplines, such as medical, dental, and communications. It also provides postsecondary education services through distance education and at campuses; undergraduate and graduate degrees primarily in the areas of business, education, and technology; and degree and non-degree programs focused on arts and technology. The Other segment offers non-degree information technology bootcamp programs, as well as skills training services; and online financial services education programs, including graduate degrees in certificate programs, financial industry regulatory authority securities license training, and continuing education courses. It also provides undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, information technology, and behavioral science areas; and various programs for employers. The company was formerly known as Apollo Group, Inc. and changed its name to Apollo Education Group, Inc. in November 2013. Apollo Education Group, Inc. was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

Apache Corporation (APA) gained $0.51 to close the day at a new closing price of $62.87, a 0.82% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 97.82% above its 52 week low of $32.2. A total of 2.38M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.3M. The stock, which fluctuated between $62.3 and $63.09 during the day, currently situated -8.88% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -5.46% in the past one month and down by -1.62% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $64.53 and RSI of 43.45, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

EQT Corporation (EQT) shares were up in last trading by 0.27% to $63.34. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.14% over the past week and fell -14.85% in the past month. It is currently trading -6.43% below its 50 day moving average and -10.16% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -21.35% decrease in value from its one year high of $80.61. The RSI indicator value of 38.12, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

EQT Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company in the United States. It operates through two segments, EQT Production and EQT Midstream. The EQT Production segment explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and crude oil primarily in the Appalachian Basin. As of December 31, 2015, it had 10.0 trillion cubic feet of proved natural gas, NGL, and crude oil reserves across approximately 3.4 million gross acres, including approximately 630,000 gross acres in the Marcellus play. The EQT Midstream segment provides natural gas gathering, transmission, and storage services for the company’s produced gas, as well as for independent third parties in the Appalachian Basin. This segment owns or operates approximately 8,250 miles of gathering lines and 177 compressor units with approximately 255,000 horsepower of installed capacity. EQT Corporation was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

Stocks In Queue: Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY), Apache Corporation (APA), Workday, Inc. (WDAY)

Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) fell -0.7% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.14 to finish the day at $19.75 with about 2.34M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.18M. The $9.23B market cap company, which fluctuated between $19.52 and $19.94 during the day, currently situated 35.74% above its 52 week low of $14.55 and -4.13% away from its one year high of $20.6. The RSI of 58.08 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Ally Financial Inc., a diversified financial services company, provides a range of financial products and services primarily to automotive dealers and their retail customers in the United States. It offers dealer financial services, including a range of financial services and insurance products to automotive dealers and retail customers. The company also provides automotive finance services for dealers, such as new and used vehicle inventory financing; inventory insurance; term loans, including real estate and working capital loans; and vehicle remarketing services, as well as vehicle service contracts (VCSs) and guaranteed automobile protection (GAP) products. In addition, it offers retail automotive financing for new and used vehicles, and leasing for new vehicles; consumer finance protection and insurance products, such as VSCs, maintenance coverage, and GAP products; commercial insurance products; and senior secured commercial-lending products. Further, the company, through its subsidiary, Ally Bank provides savings and money market accounts, certificates of deposit, interest-bearing checking accounts, trust accounts, and individual retirement accounts; and online and mobile banking, electronic bill pay, remote deposit, and electronic funds transfer. It also engages in the management of held-for-investment mortgage loan portfolio that includes the execution of bulk purchases of jumbo and low-to-moderate income mortgage loans originated by third parties. The company was formerly known as GMAC Inc. and changed its name to Ally Financial Inc. in May 2010. Ally Financial Inc. was founded in 1919 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

Apache Corporation (APA) dropped $-0.76 to close the day at a new closing price of $62.36, a -1.2% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 96.22% above its 52 week low of $32.2. A total of 2.33M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.32M. The stock, which fluctuated between $62.11 and $62.9 during the day, currently situated -9.62% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -6.07% in the past one month and down by -1.14% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $64.53 and RSI of 40.43, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Workday, Inc. (WDAY) had a active trading with around 2.33M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.91M. The stock traded between $72.97 and $74.78 before closing at the price of $74.76 with 1.23% change on the day. The Pleasanton California 94588 based company is currently trading 57.99% above its 52 week low of $47.32 and -19.91% below its 52 week high of $93.35. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 57.51 and $81.58 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Workday, Inc. provides enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources in the United States and internationally. It offers applications for customers to manage critical business functions that enable them to optimize their financial and human capital resources. The company provides Workday Financial Management application that provides functions of general ledger, accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, asset management, employee expense management, revenue management, projects, procurement, inventory, and grants management. It also provides Workday Human Capital Management application that includes human resources management comprising workforce lifecycle management, organization management, compensation, absence, and employee benefits administration; and global talent management consisting of goal management, performance management, succession planning, and career and development planning. In addition, the company offers Workday Recruiting, an application that supports the needs of candidates, hiring managers, the interview team, and recruiters; Workday Payroll application that address the enterprise payroll needs; Workday Time Tracking application that automates workforce management processes; and Workday Professional Services Automation application. Further, it offers Workday Insight Applications that leverage advanced data science and machine learning methodologies to help customers make smarter financial and workforce decisions; and Workday Student, a student and faculty lifecycle information system. The company serves technology, financial services, business and professional services, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, retail and hospitality, education, and government and non-profit industries. The company was formerly known as North Tahoe Power Tools, Inc. and changed its name to Workday, Inc. in July 2005. Workday, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, California.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), TripAdvisor, Inc. (TRIP), Apache Corporation (APA)

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) saw its value increase by 0.49% as the stock gained $0.83 to finish the day at a closing price of $169.53. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $116.9-$169.95 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $167.52 to $169.92 during the day, are up by 9.04% in the past three months and up by 11.71% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.51% above its 20 day moving average and 5.13% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $156.62 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 67.25.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. The company’s Global Technology Services segment provides IT infrastructure services, such as IT outsourcing, integrated technology, cloud, and technology support services. Its Global Business Services segment offers consulting and systems integration services for strategy and transformation, application innovation services, enterprise applications, and analytics; application management, maintenance, and support services; and processing platforms and business process outsourcing services. The company’s Software segment provides middleware and operating systems software, including WebSphere software to integrate and manage business processes; information management software that enables clients to integrate, manage, and analyze data from various sources; Tivoli software that manages business infrastructure in real time; Workforce Solutions, which enables businesses to connect people and processes; and Rational software that supports software development. This segment also provides Watson software to interact in natural language, process big data, and learn from interactions with people and computers; Watson Health that offers data analytics and insights of individual health; and Watson Internet of Things that allows direct sensing and communication of data. Its Systems Hardware segment offers infrastructure technologies, such as servers for businesses, organizations, and technical computing applications; and data storage products and solutions. The company’s Global Financing segment provides lease and loan financing; commercial financing to suppliers, distributors, and remarketers; and remanufacturing and remarketing services. The company was formerly known as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. and changed its name to International Business Machines Corporation in 1924. The company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Armonk, New York.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (TRIP) shares were up in last trading by 3.19% to $50.77. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 8.14% over the past week and grew 5.4% in the past month. It is currently trading -2.19% below its 50 day moving average and -17.16% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -37.89% decrease in value from its one year high of $78.8. The RSI indicator value of 53.84, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

TripAdvisor, Inc. operates as an online travel company. The company operates through two segments, Hotel and Other. Its travel research platform aggregates reviews and opinions about destinations, accommodations, activities and attractions, and restaurants for consumers to plan their trips, as well as enables to book hotels, vacation rentals, flights, activities and attractions, and restaurants. The company operates TripAdvisor-branded Websites, including tripadvisor.com in the United States; and localized versions of the Website in 47 countries. It also manages and operates 23 other media brands that provide travel planning resources across the travel sector comprising airfarewatchdog.com, bookingbuddy.com, cruisecritic.com, everytrail.com, familyvacationcritic.com, flipkey.com, gateguru.com, holidaylettings.co.uk, holidaywatchdog.com, independenttraveler.com, jetsetter.com, thefork.com, niumba.com, onetime.com, oyster.com, seatguru.com, smartertravel.com, tingo.com, travelpod.com, tripbod.com, vacationhomerentals.com, viator.com, and virtualtourist.com. The company’s Websites feature 320 million reviews and opinions on 6.2 million places, including 995,000 hotels and accommodations; 770,000 vacation rentals; 3.8 million restaurants; and 625,000 attractions worldwide. TripAdvisor, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts.

Apache Corporation (APA) traded within a range of $62.56 to $63.75 after opening the day at $63.52. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.55% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.21% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $63.12 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -8.52% below its 52 week high of $69 and 98.61% above its 12-month low of $32.2. The shares are down by over -1.12% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 43.7 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks on Trader’s Radar: Tesoro Corporation (TSO), Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR), Apache Corporation (APA)

Tesoro Corporation (TSO) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.54% or $-0.46 to close the day at $85.27 on active trading volume of 2.54M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.14M. The San Antonio Texas 78259 based company has been underperforming the oil & gas refining & marketing group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -17.68%, compared to the industry which has advanced 5.18% over the same period. With RSI of 43.21, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $103.67, making it a hold for now.

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.

Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) climbed 0.06% during last trading as the stock added $0.02 to finish the day at $31.63 with about 2.54M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.01M. The $5.51B market cap company, which fluctuated between $31.32 and $32.15 during the day, currently situated 132.78% above its 52 week low of $14.3 and -13.04% away from its one year high of $37.48. The RSI of 51.44 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Apache Corporation (APA) saw its value decrease by -0.53% as the stock dropped $-0.34 to finish the day at a closing price of $63.25. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $32.2-$69 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $62.81 to $64.11 during the day, are down by -1.77% in the past three months and up by 16.2% over the past six months. It is currently trading -4% below its 20 day moving average and 0.47% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $64 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 45.13. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks In Action: Apache Corporation (APA), Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN), Lennar Corporation (LEN)

Apache Corporation (APA) traded within a range of $63.08 to $64.21 after opening the day at $63.87. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.19% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.3% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $63.59 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -7.84% below its 52 week high of $69 and 100.09% above its 12-month low of $32.2. The shares are up by over 0.08% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 47 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates onshore and offshore assets primarily in the Permian Basin, the Anadarko basin in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States, as well as in Western Canada and Gulf of Mexico. The company also operates assets in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the North Sea. As of December 31, 2015, it had total estimated proved reserves of 794 million barrels of crude oil, 198 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.42% or $0.89 to close the day at $63.47 on light trading volume of 2.62M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.21M. The Springdale Arkansas 72762 based company has been outperforming the meat products group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 22.63%, compared to the industry which has advanced 7.38% over the same period. With RSI of 54.35, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $70.5, making it a hold for now.

Tyson Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Prepared Foods. The company raises and processes chickens into fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products; processes live fed cattle and live market hogs; and fabricates dressed beef and pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts, as well as case ready beef and pork, and fully-cooked meats. It also supplies poultry breeding stock; sells allied products, such as hide and meats; and manufactures and markets frozen and refrigerated food products, including pepperoni, bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, pizza crusts and toppings, flour and corn tortilla products, desserts, appetizers, snacks, prepared meals, ethnic foods, soups, sauces, side dishes, meat dishes, breadsticks, and processed meats. Tyson Foods, Inc. offers its products primarily under the Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park, Van’s, Sara Lee, Chef Pierre, Ball Park, Wright, Aidells, State Fair, Gallo Salame, and Golden Island brands. The company sells its products through its sales staff to grocery retailers, grocery wholesalers, meat distributors, warehouse club stores, military commissaries, industrial food processing companies, chain restaurants or their distributors, live markets, international export companies, and domestic distributors, as well as through independent brokers and trading companies. Tyson Foods, Inc. was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas.

Lennar Corporation (LEN) gained $1.06 to close the day at a new closing price of $43.98, a 2.47% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 18.73% above its 52 week low of $37.14. A total of 2.61M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.59M. The stock, which fluctuated between $42.95 and $44.13 during the day, currently situated -11.25% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.69% in the past one month and up by 5.87% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $0 and RSI of 56.96, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Lennar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the homebuilding activities in the United States. The company operates through Homebuilding East, Homebuilding Central, Homebuilding West, Homebuilding Southeast Florida, Homebuilding Houston, and Homebuilding Other segments. Its homebuilding activities primarily include the construction and sale of single-family attached and detached homes to first-time, move-up, and active adult homebuyers, as well as the purchase, development, and sale of residential land. The company also offers real estate related financial services, including mortgage financing, title insurance, and closing services for home buyers and others, as well as personal lines, property, and casualty insurance products. In addition, it is involved in raising, investing, and managing third party capital; and originating and selling into securitizations commercial mortgage loans, as well as investing in real estate related mortgage loans, properties, and related securities. Further, the company sponsors, invests, and manages private equity vehicles, and provides asset management and other services to the vehicles and other third parties. Additionally, the company develops multifamily rental properties. Lennar Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Miami, Florida.