Stocks In Queue: Apache Corporation (APA), Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PEG), Pioneer Energy Services Corp. (PES)

Apache Corporation (APA) climbed 0.17% during last trading as the stock added $0.11 to finish the day at $66.5 with about 2.86M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.36M. The $25.24B market cap company, which fluctuated between $66.11 and $67.4 during the day, currently situated 109.24% above its 52 week low of $32.2 and -1.86% away from its one year high of $67.76. The RSI of 62.92 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, 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.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PEG) gained $0.58 to close the day at a new closing price of $42.25, a 1.39% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 18.05% above its 52 week low of $36.8. A total of 2.85M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.88M. The stock, which fluctuated between $41.14 and $42.31 during the day, currently situated -9.21% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.48% in the past one month and up by 2.72% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $44.84 and RSI of 57.3, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company primarily in the Northeastern and Mid- Atlantic United States. The company operates nuclear, coal, gas, oil-fired, and renewable generation facilities with a generation capacity of approximately 11,678 megawatts. It sells electricity, natural gas, emissions credits, and a series of energy-related products. The company also transmits electricity; and distributes electricity and gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers, as well as invests in solar generation projects, and implements energy efficiency and demand response programs. In addition, it offers appliance services and repairs to customers. As of December 31, 2015, the company’s electric transmission and distribution system included 24,022 circuit miles, of which 8,226 circuit miles were underground; and 848,496 poles, of which 549,636 poles were jointly-owned, as well as 4 electric distribution headquarters and 5 sub-headquarters. It also owned and operated 18,112 miles of gas mains; owned 12 gas distribution headquarters and 2 sub-headquarters; owned 1 meter shop; operated 60 natural gas metering and regulating stations; and owned 43 switching stations with an aggregate installed capacity of 29,090 megavolt-amperes (MVA) and 246 substations with an aggregate installed capacity of 8,179 MVA. Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.

Pioneer Energy Services Corp. (PES) had a light trading with around 2.85M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 937.01K. The stock traded between $5.75 and $5.95 before closing at the price of $5.9 with 4.42% change on the day. The San Antonio Texas 78209 based company is currently trading 521.05% above its 52 week low of $0.95 and -13.87% below its 52 week high of $6.85. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 63.74 and $4.68 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Pioneer Energy Services Corp. provides land-based drilling and production services to oil and gas exploration and production companies in the United States and Colombia. The company’s Drilling Services segment offers contract land drilling services in Texas, North Dakota, Appalachia, and Colombia. As of December 31, 2015, this segment operated a fleet of 31 drilling rigs. Its Production Services segment provides well servicing, wireline services, and coiled tubing services to exploration and production companies in the onshore oil and gas producing regions in the Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain states; and in the onshore and offshore Gulf Coast. As of December 31, 2015, this segment operated a fleet of 114 rigs with 550 horsepower and 11 rigs with 600 horsepower; 125 wireline units; and 12 onshore and five offshore coiled tubing units. The company was formerly known as Pioneer Drilling Company and changed its name to Pioneer Energy Services Corp. in 2012. Pioneer Energy Services Corp. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), Apache Corporation (APA), SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI)

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) fell -11.88% during last trading as the stock lost $-15.01 to finish the day at $111.36 with about 5.19M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 878.79K. The $10.75B market cap company, which fluctuated between $109.7 and $127.94 during the day, currently situated 10.82% above its 52 week low of $100.82 and -20.14% away from its one year high of $139.77. The RSI of 32.85 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Universal Health Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and radiation oncology centers. The company’s hospitals provide various services, including general and specialty surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, pediatric services, pharmacy services, and/or behavioral health services. As of February 25, 2016, it owned and/or operated 24 inpatient acute care hospitals, 3 free-standing emergency departments, and 213 inpatient and 16 outpatient behavioral health care facilities located in 37 states, Washington, D.C.; the United Kingdom; Puerto Rico; and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Universal Health Services, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Apache Corporation (APA) gained $0.04 to close the day at a new closing price of $66.39, a 0.06% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 108.9% above its 52 week low of $32.2. A total of 5.18M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.51M. The stock, which fluctuated between $65.27 and $66.72 during the day, currently situated -2.02% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 15.56% in the past one month and up by 12.88% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $63.03 and RSI of 62.05, 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.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI) had a active trading with around 5.17M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4M. The stock traded between $53.21 and $54.51 before closing at the price of $54.46 with 1.25% change on the day. The Atlanta Georgia 30308 based company is currently trading 79.47% above its 52 week low of $31.07 and 1.1% above its 52 week high of $54.51. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 72.79 and $52.57 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

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

 

Momentum Stocks: PACCAR Inc (PCAR), The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC), Apache Corporation (APA)

PACCAR Inc (PCAR) grew with the stock adding 3.66% or $2.31 to close at $65.41 on active trading volume of 3.61M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.03M. The Bellevue Washington 98004 based company operating under the Trucks & Other Vehicles industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 37.7% up for the period and up by 40.38% so far this year. With price target of $58.57 and a 53.11% rebound from 52-week low, PACCAR Inc has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

PACCAR Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes light, medium, and heavy-duty commercial trucks worldwide. It operates in three segments: Truck, Parts, and Financial Services. The Truck segment offers trucks that are used for the over-the-road and off-highway hauling of freight, petroleum, wood products, and construction-related and other materials, as well as manufactures engines. The company sells its trucks through a network of independent dealers under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates. The Parts segment distributes aftermarket parts for trucks and related commercial vehicles. The Financial Services segment conducts full service leasing operations under the PacLease trade name. This segment provides equipment financing and administrative support services for its franchisees; retail loans and leasing services for small, medium, and large commercial trucking companies, as well as independent owner/operators and other businesses; and truck inventory financing services to independent dealers. In addition, it offers loans and leases directly to customers for acquisition of trucks and related equipment. The company also manufactures and sells industrial winches under the Braden, Carco, and Gearmatic nameplates. PACCAR Inc was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC) had a active trading with around 3.61M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.24M. The stock traded between $111.1 and $112.52 before closing at the price of $111.5 with 0.38% change on the day. The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15222 based company is currently trading 46.31% above its 52 week low of $77.4 and -1.05% below its 52 week high of $112.68. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $106.78 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States and internationally. The company’s Retail Banking segment offers deposit, lending, brokerage, investment management, and cash management services to consumer and small business customers through branch network, ATMs, call centers, online banking, and mobile channels. As of March 31, 2016, this segment operated a network of 2,613 branches and 8,940 ATMs. Its Corporate & Institutional Banking segment provides secured and unsecured loans, letters of credit, equipment leases, cash and investment management, receivables management, disbursement and funds transfer, information reporting, trade services, foreign exchange, derivatives, securities, loan syndications, mergers and acquisitions advisory, equity capital markets advisory, and related services for corporations, government, and not-for-profit entities. This segment also offers commercial loan servicing, and real estate advisory and technology solutions for the commercial real estate finance industry. The company’s Asset Management Group segment provides investment and retirement planning, customized investment management, private banking, tailored credit solutions, and trust management and administration for individuals and their families; multi-generational family planning products; and mutual funds and institutional asset management services. Its Residential Mortgage Banking segment offers first lien residential mortgage loans. The company’s BlackRock segment provides investment and risk management services to institutional and retail clients. Its Non-Strategic Assets Portfolio segment offers consumer residential mortgage, brokered home equity loans, and lines of credit, as well as commercial real estate loans and leases. The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Apache Corporation (APA) saw its value increase by 2% as the stock gained $1.3 to finish the day at a closing price of $66.41. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $32.2-$67.76 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $65.76 to $67.76 during the day, are up by 29.04% in the past three months and up by 15.06% over the past six months. It is currently trading 8.57% above its 20 day moving average and 7.88% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $63.03 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 62.35.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 Trend Analysis: Rexnord Corporation (RXN), Apache Corporation (APA), Splunk, Inc. (SPLK)

Rexnord Corporation (RXN) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -4.59% or $-1.01 to close the day at $20.99 on light trading volume of 4.64M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 498.51K. The company has been outperforming the diversified machinery group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 4.17%, compared to the industry which has advanced 14.6% over the same period. With RSI of 51.92, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $20.5, making it a hold for now.

Rexnord Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets process and motion control, and water management products worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Process & Motion Control Platform and Water Management Platform. The Process & Motion Control Platform segment designs, manufactures, markets, and services engineered mechanical components used in complex systems. It offers table top conveying chain and related accessories, gearing and gear drives, conveying equipment, industrial chains, and custom assemblies; shaft management products; assemblies; and aerospace components, specialized gears, and related products. The company offers its products under Rexnord, Rex, Addax, Euroflex, Falk, FlatTop, Link-Belt, Omega, PSI, Shafer, Stearns, Thomas, and Tollok brand names. This segment offers its products through distributors to food and beverage, aerospace, mining, petrochemical, energy and power generation, cement and aggregates, forest and wood products, agriculture, and general industrial and automation applications. The Water Management Platform segment designs, procures, manufactures, and markets products that provide and enhance water quality, safety, flow control, and conservation. It offers valve products, engineered water distribution solutions, specification drainage products, and site works products; water conservation products; and water and wastewater infrastructure products. The company offers its products under Zurn, Wilkins, VAG, Green Turtle, GA, Aquaflush, AquaSense, AquaVantage, AquaSpec, EcoVantage, and Zurn One brand names. This segment sells its products through independent sales representatives, plumbing wholesalers, sales agencies, and direct sales and marketing associates to customers in the commercial construction, institutional, infrastructure, and residential construction end markets in 49 countries. Rexnord Corporation was incorporated in 2006 and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Apache Corporation (APA) retreated with the stock falling -1.23% or $-0.81 to close at $65.14 on active trading volume of 4.64M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.51M. 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 40.49% up for the period and up by 49.49% so far this year. With price target of $62.88 and a 104.96% 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.

Splunk, Inc. (SPLK) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -7.45% or $-4.29 to close the day at $53.33 on higher than average trading volume of 4.64M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.61M. The San Francisco California 94107 based company has been underperforming the application software companies by -8.287% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -9.32% YTD, versus the application software industry which is up 2.35% for the same period. The RSI of 32.37 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Splunk Inc. provides software solutions that enable organizations to gain real-time operational intelligence in the United States and internationally. The company’s products enable users to collect, index, search, explore, monitor, and analyze data regardless of format or source. It offers Splunk Enterprise, a machine data platform with collection, indexing, search, reporting, analysis, alerting, monitoring, and data management capabilities; and Splunk Cloud service. The company also provides Splunk Light, which offers log search and analysis for small IT environments; and Hunk, a Splunk analytics software, for exploring, analyzing, and visualizing data stored in Hadoop and Amazon S3. In addition, it offers Splunk Enterprise Security, which addresses emerging security threats; Splunk User Behavior Analytics that detects cyber-attacks and insider threats; and Splunk IT Service Intelligence, which monitors health and key performance indicators of critical IT services, as well as Splunk App for AWS to ensure cloud security and compliance; Splunk App for Stream to capture, analyze, and correlate network wire data; and DB Connect to get enterprise context; Palo Alto Networks App for Splunk to gain visibility to Palo Alto Networks firewalls; and Splunk App for Salesforce. Further, the company operates Splunkbase and Splunk Answers Websites, which provide an environment to share apps, collaborate on the use of its software, and provide community-based support, as well as offers application programming interfaces and software development kits. Additionally, it offers maintenance and customer support, training, and consulting and implementation services. The company serves cloud and online services, education, financial services, government, healthcare/pharmaceuticals, industrials/manufacturing, media/entertainment, retail/ecommerce, technology, and telecommunications industries. Splunk Inc. was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Stocks Buzz: Apache Corporation (APA), The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), The Gap, Inc. (GPS)

Apache Corporation (APA) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 8.58% or $5.21 to close the day at $65.95 on active trading volume of 6.94M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.43M. The Houston Texas 77056 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 36.94%, compared to the industry which has advanced 13.62% over the same period. With RSI of 62.44, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $62.88, 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.

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) retreated with the stock falling -0.17% or $-0.22 to close at $129.4 on active trading volume of 6.93M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.31M. The Atlanta Georgia 30339 based company operating under the Home Improvement Stores industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -1.69% down for the period and down by -0.07% so far this year. With price target of $146.73 and a 20.56% rebound from 52-week low, The Home Depot, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (DIFM), and professional customers. The company offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its DIFM customers through third-party installers. It primarily serves home owners; and renovators/remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, installers, small business owners, and tradesmen. The company also sells its products through online. As of December 31, 2015, it had 2,274 stores, including 1,977 in the United States, 182 in Canada, and 115 in Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.07% or $-0.27 to close the day at $24.97 on higher than average trading volume of 6.91M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.21M. The San Francisco California 94105 based company has been outperforming the apparel stores companies by 1.4249% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 5.06% YTD, versus the apparel stores industry which is down -2.34% for the same period. The RSI of 43.36 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The Gap, Inc. operates as an apparel retail company worldwide. It offers apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix brands. The company provides apparel, eyewear, jewelry, shoes, handbags, and fragrances; and performance and lifestyle apparel for use in yoga, strength training, and running, as well as seasonal sports, including skiing and tennis. The Gap, Inc. offers its products through company-operated stores, franchise stores, Websites, e-commerce and social media sites, and catalogs. The company has franchise agreements with unaffiliated franchisees to operate Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy stores in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. As of November 17, 2016, it operated 3,300 company-operated stores and 450 franchise stores. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Gramercy Property Trust Inc. (GPT), Apache Corporation (APA), Synchrony Financial (SYF)

Gramercy Property Trust Inc. (GPT) climbed 2.57% during last trading as the stock added $0.23 to finish the day at $9.18 with about 4.4M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.45M. The $3.87B market cap company, which fluctuated between $8.95 and $9.24 during the day, currently situated 46.63% above its 52 week low of $6.5 and -7.43% away from its one year high of $10.03. The RSI of 58.43 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Gramercy Property Trust, Inc. is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It makes investments in industrial and office properties to create its portfolio. The firm was formerly known as Gramercy Capital Corp. Gramercy Property Trust Inc was founded in 2004 and is based in New York City with additional offices in St. Louis, Missouri and Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.

Apache Corporation (APA) dropped $-0.61 to close the day at a new closing price of $60.74, a -0.99% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 91.12% above its 52 week low of $32.2. A total of 4.39M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.38M. The stock, which fluctuated between $58.05 and $61.47 during the day, currently situated -7.6% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.03% in the past one month and up by 16.31% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $62.88 and RSI of 48.18, 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.

Synchrony Financial (SYF) had a light trading with around 4.28M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.44M. The stock traded between $33.8 and $34.16 before closing at the price of $33.8 with -0.29% change on the day. The Stamford Connecticut 06902 based company is currently trading 46.73% above its 52 week low of $23.25 and -3.48% below its 52 week high of $35.02. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 66.16 and $36.65 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

 

Stocks To Watch: FirstEnergy (FE), Apache (APA), ARIAD (ARIA)

Apache Corporation (APA) traded within a range of $61.25 to $63.61 after opening the day at $63.41. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 40.8% so far this year. The stock was down close to -2.37% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $61.35 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -6.67% below its 52 week high of $66 and 93.04% above its 12-month low of $32.2. The shares are up by over 16.59% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 50.31 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.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -3.22% or $-0.45 to close the day at $13.7 on light trading volume of 3.96M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.44M. The Cambridge Massachusetts 02139 based company has been outperforming the biotechnology group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 111.67%, compared to the industry which has dropped -2.24% over the same period. With RSI of 61.11, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $13.05, making it a hold for now.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an oncology company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of drugs for cancer patients in the United States and internationally. It offers Iclusig (ponatinib), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) for the treatment of adult patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the United States, the European Union, Australia, Switzerland, Israel, and Canada. The company also develops Brigatinib, an investigational inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase for the treatment of various patients with a form of non-small cell lung cancer; and AP32788, for treating non-small cell lung cancer and various other solid tumors. It markets and sells Iclusig through specialty pharmacy in the United States. The company has license agreements with Medinol Ltd. to develop and commercialize stents and other medical devices to deliver ridaforolimus. ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) gained $0.45 to close the day at a new closing price of $32.59, a 1.4% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 11.16% above its 52 week low of $30.29. A total of 3.94M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.3M. The stock, which fluctuated between $32.17 and $32.62 during the day, currently situated -9% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.82% in the past one month and up by 1.06% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $35.31 and RSI of 50.97, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

FirstEnergy Corp., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the United States. The company operates through Regulated Distribution, Regulated Transmission, and Competitive Energy Services segments. It owns and operates coal-fired, nuclear, hydroelectric, oil and natural gas, wind, and solar power generating facilities. The company also provides energy-related products and services to retail and wholesale customers. It operates 24,211 pole miles of overhead and underground transmission lines; and electric distribution systems, including 268,682 miles of overhead pole line and underground conduit carrying primary, secondary, and street lighting circuits; as well as owns substations with a total installed transformer capacity of approximately 154,612,802 kilovolt-amperes. The company serves approximately six million customers within 65,000 square miles in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. FirstEnergy Corp. was founded in 1996 and is based in Akron, Ohio.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), Apache Corporation (APA), InterCloud Systems, Inc. (ICLD)

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.01% or $0.25 to close the day at $780.37 on light trading volume of 1.84M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.87M. The Seattle Washington 98109 based company has been outperforming the catalog & mail order houses group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 15.53%, compared to the industry which has advanced 12.02% over the same period. With RSI of 50.31, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $920.85, making it a hold for now.

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the retail sale of consumer products in North America and internationally. It operates through the North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) segments. The company sells merchandise and content purchased for resale from vendors, as well as those offered by third-party sellers through retail Websites, such as amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.com.mx, amazon.com.au, amazon.com.br, amazon.cn, amazon.fr, amazon.de, amazon.in, amazon.it, amazon.co.jp, amazon.nl, amazon.es, and amazon.co.uk. It also manufactures and sells electronic devices, including kindle e-readers, fire tablets, fire TVs, and echo, as well as fire phones; and provides Kindle Direct Publishing, an online platform that allows independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store. In addition, the company offers programs that enable sellers to sell their products on its Websites, as well as their own branded Websites; and programs that allow authors, musicians, filmmakers, app developers, and others to publish and sell content. Further, it offers compute, storage, database, and other AWS services, as well as fulfillment, publishing, digital content subscriptions, advertising, and co-branded credit card agreements services. Additionally, the company offers Amazon Prime, an annual membership program, which provides free shipping of various items; access to unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes; and other services. It serves consumers, sellers, developers, enterprises, and content creators. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Apache Corporation (APA) fell -1.27% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.81 to finish the day at $62.84 with about 1.83M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.3M. The $23.84B market cap company, which fluctuated between $62.4 and $63.65 during the day, currently situated 97.73% above its 52 week low of $32.2 and -4.41% away from its one year high of $66. The RSI of 55.91 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, 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.

InterCloud Systems, Inc. (ICLD) saw its value increase by 3.64% as the stock gained $0.01 to finish the day at a closing price of $0.06. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $0.035-$1.65 per share for the past year. The shares are down by 0% in the past three months and down by 0% over the past six months. It is currently trading 7.07% above its 20 day moving average and -4.79% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $0 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 0. The technical indicator led us to believe the stock will reverse recent losses any time soon.

InterCloud Systems, Inc. provides end-to-end IT and network solutions to the telecommunications service provider and corporate enterprise markets through cloud platforms and professional services in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Applications and Infrastructure, Professional Services, Managed Services, and Cloud Services. The company offers various services, including platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, database as a service, and software as a service; and network management, 24x7x365 monitoring, security monitoring, and storage and backup services. It also provides software-defined networking (SDN) training, SDN software development and integration, virtualized network functions validation in a multi-vendor environment, unified communications, interactive voice response, and session initiation protocol based call centers, as well as structured cabling and other field installations. In addition, the company designs, engineers, installs, and maintains various types of Wi-Fi and wide-area, distributed antenna system, and small cell distribution networks for incumbent local exchange carriers, telecommunications original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), cable broadband multiple system operators, and enterprise customers, as well as designs, installs, and maintains hardware solutions for the OEMs that support voice, data, and optical networks. Further, it provides consulting and professional staffing solutions to the service-provider and enterprise market in support of IT and next-generation networks comprising project management, network implementation, network installation, network upgrades, rebuilds, maintenance, and consulting services. Additionally, the company’s engineering, design, installation, and maintenance services support the build-out and operation of enterprise, fiber optic, Ethernet, and wireless networks. InterCloud Systems, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.

 

Traders Watch list: Discover Financial Services (DFS), Apache Corp. (APA), DR Horton Inc. (DHI)

Discover Financial Services (DFS) saw its value increase by 1.67% as the stock gained $1.12 to finish the day at a closing price of $68.28. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $42.86-$68.34 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $67.01 to $68.34 during the day, are up by 18.33% in the past three months and up by 22.82% over the past six months. It is currently trading 12.21% above its 20 day moving average and 17.78% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $66.61 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 81.37.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Discover Financial Services operates as a direct banking and payment services company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. The Direct Banking segment offers Discover-branded credit cards to individuals; and other consumer products and services, including private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, and other consumer lending, as well as deposit products, such as certificates of deposit, money market accounts, savings accounts, checking accounts, and individual retirement arrangement certificates of deposit. The Payment Services segment operates the Discover Network, which processes transactions for Discover-branded credit cards, and provides payment transaction processing and settlement services; and PULSE network, an electronic funds transfer network that provides financial institutions issuing debit cards on the PULSE network with access to automated teller machines and point-of-sale terminals. This segment also operates the Diners Club International, a payments network that issues Diners Club branded charge cards and provides card acceptance services. The company was incorporated in 1960 and is based in Riverwoods, Illinois.

Apache Corp. (APA) shares were up in last trading by 1.89% to $63.65. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.92% over the past week and grew 5.09% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.59% above its 50 day moving average and 18.83% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.18% decrease in value from its one year high of $66. The RSI indicator value of 60.79, lead us to believe that it is 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.

DR Horton Inc. (DHI) traded within a range of $28.43 to $28.92 after opening the day at $28.53. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -9.31% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.31% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $28.81 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -16.43% below its 52 week high of $34.56 and 26.08% above its 12-month low of $22.97. The shares are down by over -11.71% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 51.75 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 26 states and 78 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America’s Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Regent Homes, Crown Communities, and Pacific Ridge Homes. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes; and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes, and condominiums. It is also involved in the origination and sale of mortgages; and provision of title insurance policies, and examination and closing services. The company primarily serves title insurance agents, homebuyers, and homebuilding customers. D.R. Horton, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Traders Watch list: Discover Financial Services (DFS), Apache Corp. (APA), DR Horton Inc. (DHI)

Discover Financial Services (DFS) saw its value increase by 1.67% as the stock gained $1.12 to finish the day at a closing price of $68.28. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $42.86-$68.34 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $67.01 to $68.34 during the day, are up by 18.33% in the past three months and up by 22.82% over the past six months. It is currently trading 12.21% above its 20 day moving average and 17.78% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $66.61 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 81.37.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Discover Financial Services operates as a direct banking and payment services company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. The Direct Banking segment offers Discover-branded credit cards to individuals; and other consumer products and services, including private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, and other consumer lending, as well as deposit products, such as certificates of deposit, money market accounts, savings accounts, checking accounts, and individual retirement arrangement certificates of deposit. The Payment Services segment operates the Discover Network, which processes transactions for Discover-branded credit cards, and provides payment transaction processing and settlement services; and PULSE network, an electronic funds transfer network that provides financial institutions issuing debit cards on the PULSE network with access to automated teller machines and point-of-sale terminals. This segment also operates the Diners Club International, a payments network that issues Diners Club branded charge cards and provides card acceptance services. The company was incorporated in 1960 and is based in Riverwoods, Illinois.

Apache Corp. (APA) shares were up in last trading by 1.89% to $63.65. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.92% over the past week and grew 5.09% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.59% above its 50 day moving average and 18.83% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.18% decrease in value from its one year high of $66. The RSI indicator value of 60.79, lead us to believe that it is 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.

DR Horton Inc. (DHI) traded within a range of $28.43 to $28.92 after opening the day at $28.53. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -9.31% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.31% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $28.81 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -16.43% below its 52 week high of $34.56 and 26.08% above its 12-month low of $22.97. The shares are down by over -11.71% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 51.75 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 26 states and 78 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America’s Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Regent Homes, Crown Communities, and Pacific Ridge Homes. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes; and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes, and condominiums. It is also involved in the origination and sale of mortgages; and provision of title insurance policies, and examination and closing services. The company primarily serves title insurance agents, homebuyers, and homebuilding customers. D.R. Horton, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.