3 Stocks in Focus: Apache Corp. (APA), People’s United Financial Inc. (PBCT), ONEOK Inc. (OKE)

Apache Corp. (APA) fell -1.26% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.8 to finish the day at $62.47 with about 3.3M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.29M. The $23.74B market cap company, which fluctuated between $61.12 and $63.97 during the day, currently situated 96.56% above its 52 week low of $32.2 and -4.97% away from its one year high of $66. The RSI of 57.3 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.

People’s United Financial Inc. (PBCT) dropped $-0.04 to close the day at a new closing price of $18.37, a -0.22% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 40.96% above its 52 week low of $13.62. A total of 3.3M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.29M. The stock, currently situated -2.65% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 14.44% in the past one month and up by 18.23% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $15 and RSI of 75.68, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

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.

ONEOK Inc. (OKE) had a active trading with around 3.28M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.87M. The stock traded between $52.33 and $53.62 before closing at the price of $53.46 with 1.4% change on the day. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74103 based company is currently trading 204.26% above its 52 week low of $18.84 and 1.14% above its 52 week high of $53.62. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 71.09 and $47.13 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

ONEOK, Inc., through its general partner interests in ONEOK Partners, L.P., engages in the gathering, processing, storage, and transportation of natural gas in the United States. It operates through the Natural Gas Gathering and Processing, the Natural Gas Liquids, and the Natural Gas Pipelines segments. The company gathers, treats, fractionates, stores, and transports natural gas liquids (NGL), as well as owns natural gas liquids gathering and distribution pipelines, natural gas liquids distribution and refined petroleum products pipelines, and terminal and storage facilities; and operates interstate and intrastate regulated natural gas transmission pipelines and natural gas storage facilities, as well as stores, markets, and distributes NGL products to petrochemical manufacturers, heating fuel users, ethanol producers, refineries, exporters, and propane distributors. It also owns and operates a parking garage in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma; and leases excess office space to others. ONEOK, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

3 Notable Runners: Apache Corp. (APA), T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS), DaVita Inc. (DVA)

Apache Corp. (APA) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.92% or $1.19 to close the day at $63.27 on lower than average trading volume of 3.44M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.27M. The Houston Texas 77056 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas companies by 18.9572% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 45.2% YTD, versus the independent oil & gas industry which is up 27.4% for the same period. The RSI of 60.46 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.

T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS) had a light trading with around 3.44M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.69M. The stock traded between $53.1 and $53.97 before closing at the price of $53.72 with 0.24% change on the day. The Bellevue Washington 98006 based company is currently trading 61.66% above its 52 week low of $33.23 and -0.35% below its 52 week high of $53.97. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 69.94 and $56.57 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

T-Mobile US, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides mobile communications services for consumers and businesses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company offers voice, messaging, and data services in the postpaid, prepaid, and wholesale markets. It also provides wireless devices, including smartphones, tablets, and other mobile communication devices, as well as accessories that are manufactured by various suppliers. The company offers services, devices, and accessories under the T-Mobile and MetroPCS brands through its owned and operated retail stores, as well as through its Websites. T-Mobile US, Inc. also sells its devices and accessories to dealers and other third party distributors for resale through independent third-party retail outlets and various third-party Websites. It delivers wireless services to approximately 65.5 million customers. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. T-Mobile US, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom Holding B.V.

DaVita Inc. (DVA) traded within a range of $61.25 to $63.05 after opening the day at $61.42. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -9.84% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.16% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $62.85 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -20.21% below its 52 week high of $78.77 and 15.32% above its 12-month low of $54.5. The shares are down by over -3.97% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 60.19 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

DaVita Inc. provides kidney dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure or end stage renal disease (ESRD). It operates through two divisions, Kidney Care and HealthCare Partners. The company operates kidney dialysis centers and provides related lab services in outpatient dialysis centers. It also provides outpatient, hospital inpatient, and home-based hemodialysis services; owns clinical laboratories that provide routine laboratory tests for dialysis and other physician-prescribed laboratory tests for ESRD patients; and management and administrative services to outpatient dialysis centers, as well as patient and physician focused integrated health care delivery and management services. In addition, the company operates DaVita Rx, a pharmacy that provides oral medications to patients with ESRD; disease management services; vascular access services; clinical research programs; physician services; and direct primary care services. As of December 31, 2015, it provided dialysis and administrative services in the United States through a network of 2,251 outpatient dialysis centers serving approximately 180,000 patients; and operated 118 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside of the United States. Further, the company provides acute inpatient dialysis services in approximately 900 hospitals and related laboratory services in the United States. The company was formerly known as DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. and changed its name to DaVita Inc. in September 2016. DaVita Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

 

Investor’s Watch List: Apache Corp. (APA), Express Inc. (EXPR), Dollar General Corporation (DG)

Apache Corp. (APA) had a light trading with around 2.75M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.28M. The stock traded between $61.35 and $62.74 before closing at the price of $62.08 with 1.11% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77056 based company is currently trading 95.33% above its 52 week low of $32.2 and -5.56% below its 52 week high of $66. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 56.6 and $62.94 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.

Express Inc. (EXPR) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -3.88% or $-0.55 to close the day at $13.64 on active trading volume of 2.75M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.6M. The Columbus Ohio 43230 based company has been underperforming the apparel stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -19.72%, compared to the industry which has advanced 1.39% over the same period. With RSI of 64.56, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $13.54, making it a hold for now.

Express, Inc. operates as a specialty apparel and accessories retailer. It offers apparel and accessories for women and men between 20 and 30 years across various aspects of lifestyles, including work, casual, jeanswear, and going-out occasions. The company sells its products through its e-commerce Website, express.com; mobile app; and franchisees Express locations in Latin America, the Middle East, and South Africa. As of January 30, 2016, it operated 653 stores in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The company was formerly known as Express Parent LLC and changed its name to Express, Inc. in May 2010. Express, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.

Dollar General Corporation (DG) shares were down in last trading by -0.05% to $76.87. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.9% over the past week and grew 13.08% in the past month. It is currently trading 9.05% above its 50 day moving average and -5.15% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -20.37% decrease in value from its one year high of $96.88. The RSI indicator value of 76.17, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. The company offers consumable products, including paper and cleaning products comprising paper towels, bath tissues, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, and laundry and other home cleaning supplies; packaged food products, such as cereals, canned soups and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar, and flour; perishables consisting of milk, eggs, bread, frozen meals, beer, and wine; snacks that comprise candies, cookies, crackers, salty snacks, and carbonated beverages; health and beauty products, such as over-the-counter medicines, as well as soap, body wash, shampoo, dental hygiene, and foot care products; pet products, which include pet supplies and pet food; and tobacco products. It also provides seasonal products, including decorations, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery products, prepaid phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware products, and automotive and home office supplies; and home products consisting of kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen products, beds, and bath soft goods. In addition, the company offers apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women, and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes, and accessories. As of August 13, 2016, it operated 13,000 stores located in 43 states. The company was formerly known as J.L. Turner & Son, Inc. and changed its name to Dollar General Corporation in 1968. Dollar General Corporation was founded in 1939 and is based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR), Apache Corp. (APA), H&R Block, Inc. (HRB)

Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) saw its value increase by 0.56% as the stock gained $0.17 to finish the day at a closing price of $30.3. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $14.3-$37.48 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $30.19 to $31.17 during the day, are up by 1.74% in the past three months and up by 4.97% over the past six months. It is currently trading 9.09% above its 20 day moving average and 8.81% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $31.41 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 60.45.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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 Corp. (APA) shares were down in last trading by -1.68% to $61.4. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 5.28% over the past week and fell -4.54% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.37% above its 50 day moving average and 15.69% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.6% decrease in value from its one year high of $66. The RSI indicator value of 54.59, 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.

H&R Block, Inc. (HRB) traded within a range of $22.09 to $23.09 after opening the day at $22.23. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -29.% so far this year. The stock was up close to 3.6% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $23.03 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -36.68% below its 52 week high of $37.35 and 22.43% above its 12-month low of $19.18. The shares are down by over -3.27% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 52.73 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

Stocks Roundup: Synovus Financial Corporation (SNV), Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH), Apache Corp. (APA)

Synovus Financial Corporation (SNV) retreated with the stock falling -1.5% or $0.26 to close at $38.59 on light trading volume of 1.06M compared its three months average trading volume of 982.85K. The Columbus Georgia 31901 based company operating under the Regional – Mid-Atlantic Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 19.12% up for the period and up by 18.77% so far this year. With price target of $34.03 and a 50.93% rebound from 52-week low, Synovus Financial Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Synovus Financial Corp. operates as the bank holding company for Synovus Bank that provides various financial products and services. It offers integrated financial services, including commercial and retail banking, financial management, insurance, and mortgage services. The company’s commercial banking services comprise cash management, asset management, capital markets services, and institutional trust services, as well as commercial, financial, and real estate loans. Its retail banking services consist of accepting various types of demand and savings deposits; mortgage, installment, and other retail loans; investment and brokerage services; safe deposit services; automated banking services; automated fund transfers; Internet based banking services; and bank credit card services, including MasterCard and Visa services. The company also offers various other financial services, including portfolio management for fixed-income securities, investment banking, execution of securities transactions as a broker/dealer, asset management and financial planning services, and provision of individual investment advice on equity and other securities, as well as trust services. As of February 29, 2016, it provided its services through 28 divisions, 257 branches, and 336 automated teller machines in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Synovus Financial Corporation was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) had a light trading with around 1.25M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.28M. The stock traded  at the price of $39.57 with -1.49% change on the day. The Miami Florida 33126 based company is currently trading 15.84% above its 52 week low of $34.16 and -34.19% below its 52 week high of $60.13. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $45.63 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. operates as a cruise line company that offers various itineraries. It provides cruises ranging from 1 day to 180 days itineraries to approximately 510 destinations worldwide. The company offers its products through independent travel agents, wholesalers, and tour operators. It operates 24 ships under the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands with approximately 46,500 Berths. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

Apache Corp. (APA) saw its value decrease by -1.48% as the stock dropped $-0.94 to finish the day at a closing price of $62.45. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $32.2-$66 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $62.14 to $63.62 during the day, are up by 16.98% in the past three months and up by 10.54% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.33% above its 20 day moving average and 3.36% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $62.78 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 59.64.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 the Spotlight: Newell Brands Inc. (NWL), The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX), Apache Corp. (APA)

Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) had a active trading with around 6.1M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.09M. The stock traded between $46.57 and $47.57 before closing at the price of $47.05 with 1.16% change on the day. The Atlanta Georgia 30328 based company is currently trading 43.25% above its 52 week low of $33.26 and -14.85% below its 52 week high of $55.45. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 36.71 and $60 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Newell Brands Inc. designs, manufactures or sources, and distributes consumer and commercial products worldwide. The company’s Writing segment offers writing instruments, including markers and highlighters, pens, and pencils; art products; activity-based adhesive and cutting products; fine writing instruments; and labeling solutions under the Sharpie, Paper Mate, Expo, Prismacolor, Mr. Sketch, Elmer’s, X-Acto, Parker, Waterman, and Dymo Office brands. Its Home Solutions segment provides indoor/outdoor organization, food storage, and home storage products; durable beverage containers; gourmet cookware, bakeware, and cutlery; window treatments; and hair care accessories under the Rubbermaid, Contigo, Bubba, Calphalon, Levolor, and Goody brands. The company’s Tools segment offers hand and power tool accessories; industrial band saw blades; tools for HVAC systems; and industrial label makers and printers under the Irwin, Lenox, Hilmor, and Dymo Industrial brands. Its Commercial Products segment designs, manufactures or sources, and distributes cleaning and refuse products, hygiene systems, and material handling solutions under the Rubbermaid Commercial Products brand names. The company’s Baby & Parenting segment offers infant and juvenile products, such as car seats, strollers, highchairs, and playards directly under the Graco, Baby Jogger, Aprica, and Teutonia brands. The company sells its products through distributors and directly to mass merchants, warehouse clubs, grocery/drug stores, office superstores, office supply stores, and contract stationers, as well as travel retail, on-line, and other retailers; and specialty and department stores, home centers, industrial/construction outlets, commercial products distributors, contract customers, and other professional customers. The company was formerly known as Newell Rubbermaid Inc. and changed its name to Newell Brands Inc. in April 2016. Newell Brands Inc. was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 2.49% or $0.63 to close the day at $25.9 on active trading volume of 6.08M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.69M. The New York New York 10154 based company has been underperforming the asset management group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -12.08%, compared to the industry which has advanced 2.2% over the same period. With RSI of 64.7, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $31.35, making it a hold for now.

The Blackstone Group L.P. is a publicly owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm also provides financial advisory services to its clients. It provides its services to public and corporate pension funds, academic, cultural, and charitable organizations, retirees, sovereign wealth funds, and institutional and individual investors. The firm manages separate client focused portfolios for its clients. It launches fixed income mutual funds. The firm also launches and manages private equity funds, real estate funds, funds of hedge funds, and credit-focused funds for its clients. It invests in private equity, public equity, fixed income, and alternative investment markets. The Blackstone Group L.P. was founded in 1985 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices in London, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Beijing, China, Dubai, UAE, Dusseldorf, Germany, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Mexico City, Mexico, Paris, France, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Seoul, Korea, Shanghai, China, Singapore, Sydney, Australia, and Tokyo, Japan.

Apache Corp. (APA) shares were up in last trading by 7.57% to $63.39. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 11.35% over the past week and grew 2.9% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.33% above its 50 day moving average and 19.97% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.57% decrease in value from its one year high of $66. The RSI indicator value of 63.07, 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.

 

Momentum Stocks: Zoetis Inc. (ZTS), Apache Corp. (APA), Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR)

Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) retreated with the stock falling -0.94% or $-0.48 to close at $50.61 on light trading volume of 3.53M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.59M. The Florham Park New Jersey 07932 based company operating under the Drugs – Generic industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 14.61% up for the period and up by 6.5% so far this year. With price target of $55.85 and a 33.1% rebound from 52-week low, Zoetis Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Zoetis Inc. engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and commercialization of animal health medicines and vaccines for livestock and companion animals in the United States and internationally. It offers anti-infectives that prevent, kill, or slow the growth of bacteria, fungi, or protozoa; vaccines, which are biological preparations to prevent diseases of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and reproductive tracts or induce a specific immune response; and parasiticides that prevent or eliminate external and internal parasites, such as fleas, ticks, and worms. The company also provides medicated feed additives that offer medicines to livestock; veterinarian solutions for anesthesia, pain management, and the diagnosis of diabetes; and other pharmaceutical products, including pain and sedation, oncology, antiemetic, allergy and dermatology, and reproductive products. In addition, it offers other product categories comprising nutritionals and agribusiness services, as well as products and services in complementary areas consisting of biodevices, diagnostics, and genetics. The company markets its products to veterinarians and livestock producers through its sales representatives, and technical and veterinary operations specialists. Zoetis Inc. was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey.

Apache Corp. (APA) had a light trading with around 3.52M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.23M. The stock traded between $56.97 and $58.98 before closing at the price of $57.72 with -1.03% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77056 based company is currently trading 81.62% above its 52 week low of $32.2 and -12.2% below its 52 week high of $66. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $62.78 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise 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.

Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR) saw its value decrease by -0.34% as the stock dropped $-0.3 to finish the day at a closing price of $87.93. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $69-$113.21 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $87.12 to $89.46 during the day, are down by -12.83% in the past three months and down by -7.98% over the past six months. It is currently trading -5.81% below its 20 day moving average and -7% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $105.37 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 39.39.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), through its controlling interest in Digital Realty Trust, L.P., engages in the ownership, acquisition, development, redevelopment, and management of technology-related real estate. It focuses on strategically located properties containing applications and operations critical to the day-to-day operations of technology industry tenants and corporate enterprise datacenter users, including the information technology departments of Fortune 1000 companies, and financial services companies. The company’s property portfolio consists of Internet gateway properties, corporate datacenter properties, technology manufacturing properties, and regional or national offices of technology companies. As of December 31, 2008, Digital Realty’s portfolio consisted of 75 properties, including 62 located in North America and 13 located in Europe. Digital Realty Trust has elected to be treated as a REIT for federal income tax purposes and would not be subject to income tax, if it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California with additional offices in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Northern Virginia, and Phoenix, as well as in Dublin, London, and Paris.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Apache Corp. (APA), Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (CLNE), The Dow Chemical Company (DOW)

Apache Corp. (APA) saw its value increase by 1.12% as the stock gained $0.62 to finish the day at a closing price of $56.14. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $32.2-$66 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $54.61 to $56.79 during the day, are up by 11.24% in the past three months and up by 8.64% over the past six months. It is currently trading -8.7% below its 20 day moving average and -5.33% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $62.84 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 32.27.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.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (CLNE) shares were down in last trading by -17.59% to $3.42. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -16.59% over the past week and fell -24.17% in the past month. It is currently trading -21.84% below its 50 day moving average and 0.25% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -44.84% decrease in value from its one year high of $5.66. The RSI indicator value of 17.55, lead us to believe that it may correct downwards in the near term.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. provides natural gas as an alternative fuel for vehicle fleets in the United States and Canada. The company supplies compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), and renewable natural gas (RNG) for light, medium, and heavy-duty vehicles. It also designs, builds, operates, services, repairs, and maintains fueling stations. In addition, the company manufactures, sells, and services non-lubricated natural gas fueling compressors and other equipment used in CNG stations and LNG stations; provides assessment, design, and modification solutions to operators with code-compliant service and maintenance facilities for natural gas vehicle fleets; transports and sells CNG to industrial and institutional energy users; and processes and sells RNG, which is used as vehicle fuel. Further, it sells tradable credits comprising natural gas and RNG as a vehicle fuel, such as Low Carbon Fuel Standards and Renewable Identification Numbers Credits; and helps its customers in acquiring and financing natural gas vehicles, as well as obtaining federal, state, and local tax credits grants and incentives. The company serves heavy-duty trucking, airport, refuse, and public transit markets; and industrial and institutional energy users, as well as government fleets. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 986 fleet customers operating approximately 44,152 natural gas vehicles; and owned, operated, or supplied approximately 570 natural gas fueling stations in 42 states in the United States, as well as British Columbia and Ontario in Canada. The company was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) traded within a range of $52.94 to $53.38 after opening the day at $53.24. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 6.03% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.24% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $53.13 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -3.73% below its 52 week high of $57.1 and 35.58% above its 12-month low of $40.26. The shares are down by over 0% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 44.8 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The Dow Chemical Company manufactures and supplies products that are used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services worldwide. It operates through Agricultural Sciences, Consumer Solutions, Infrastructure Solutions, Performance Materials & Chemicals, and Performance Plastics segments. The Agricultural Sciences segment provides crop protection and seed/plant biotechnology products and technologies, urban pest management solutions, and healthy oils. The Consumer Solutions segment offers semiconductors and organic light-emitting diodes, and adhesives and foams used by the transportation industry; and cellulosics and other polymers for innovative pharmaceutical formulations and food solutions. It serves automotive, electronics and entertainment, food and pharmaceuticals, and personal and home care products markets. The Infrastructure Solutions segment provides architectural and industrial coatings, construction material ingredients, building insulation, adhesives, and microbial protection products for the oil and gas industry; water technologies; monomers; and silicone and silicone products. The Performance Materials & Chemicals segment offers chlorine and caustic soda; industrial solutions; and propylene oxides, propylene glycols, polyether polyols, and aromatic isocyanates. The Performance Plastics segment provides elastomers, polyolefin plastomers, and ethylene propylene diene monomer elastomers; wire and cable insulation, semiconductive, and jacketing compound solutions, as well as bio-based plasticizers; acrylics, polyethylene, polyolefin emulsions, and polyolefin plastomers; and ethylene, propylene, benzene, butadiene, cumene, octene, aromatics co-products, and crude c4. The company was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Midland, Michigan.

 

Investor’s Watch List: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM), Apache Corp. (APA), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST)

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) had a active trading with around 8.82M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.48M. The stock traded between $83.05 and $83.88 before closing at the price of $83.66 with 0.25% change on the day. The Irving Texas 75039 based company is currently trading 19.99% above its 52 week low of $71.55 and -11.7% below its 52 week high of $95.55. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 34.36 and $89.5 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Apache Corp. (APA) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -6.63% or $-3.94 to close the day at $55.52 on active trading volume of 8.76M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.2M. The Houston Texas 77056 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 14.72%, compared to the industry which has dropped -3.67% over the same period. With RSI of 31.41, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $62.84, 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.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) shares were down in last trading by -2.69% to $14.83. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.4% over the past week and fell -3.76% in the past month. It is currently trading -7.28% below its 50 day moving average and -5.53% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -19.07% decrease in value from its one year high of $18.56. The RSI indicator value of 34.31, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

 

3 Trending Stocks: AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (AU), Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), Apache Corp. (APA)

AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (AU) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.19% or $-0.17 to close the day at $14.1 on active trading volume of 4.99M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.66M. The Johannesburg GT 2001 based company has been outperforming the gold group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 66.86%, compared to the industry which has dropped -22.4% over the same period. With RSI of 46.12, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $22.95, making it a hold for now.

AngloGold Ashanti Limited operates as a gold mining and exploration company. The company also produces silver, uranium oxide, copper, and sulphuric acid. Its portfolio includes 17 mines in South Africa, Continental Africa, Australasia, and the Americas. AngloGold Ashanti Limited was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) fell -2.53% during last trading as the stock lost $-19.85 to finish the day at $765.56 with about 4.97M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.01M. The $368.49B market cap company, which fluctuated between $763.55 and $784.75 during the day, currently situated 61.51% above its 52 week low of $474 and -9.64% away from its one year high of $847.21. The RSI of 33.51 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Apache Corp. (APA) saw its value decrease by -0.12% as the stock dropped $-0.07 to finish the day at a closing price of $59.46. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $32.2-$66 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $58.54 to $60.18 during the day, are up by 18.97% in the past three months and up by 9.39% over the past six months. It is currently trading -4.33% below its 20 day moving average and 0.58% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $62.84 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 45.8. 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.