Stocks on Trader’s Radar: TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (TPH), Umpqua Holdings Corporation (UMPQ), Apache Corp. (APA)

TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (TPH) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.66% or $-0.18 to close the day at $10.65 on active trading volume of 2.78M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.43M. The Irvine California 92612 based company has been underperforming the residential construction group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -18.64%, compared to the industry which has dropped -10.62% over the same period. With RSI of 20.38, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $17.5, making it a hold for now.

TRI Pointe Group, Inc., through its subsidiary, TRI Pointe Homes, Inc., engages in the design, construction, and sale of single-family attached and detached homes in the United States. It also develops and sells land and lots. The company operates a portfolio of six brands across eight states, including Maracay Homes in Arizona; Pardee Homes in California and Nevada; Quadrant Homes in Washington; Trendmaker Homes in Texas; TRI Pointe Homes in California and Colorado; and Winchester Homes in Maryland and Virginia. In addition, it offers financial services, such as mortgage financing and title services. The company sells homes through its own sales representatives and independent real estate brokers. TRI Pointe Group, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California.TRI Pointe Group, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser NR Company.

Umpqua Holdings Corporation (UMPQ) fell -0.72% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.11 to finish the day at $15.17 with about 2.78M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.61M. The $3.35B market cap companycurrently situated 16.33% above its 52 week low of $13.46 and -12.39% away from its one year high of $18.05. The RSI of 42.05 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Apache Corp. (APA) saw its value increase by 0.08% as the stock gained $0.05 to finish the day at a closing price of $59.53. 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 $58.38 to $60.36 during the day, are up by 15.54% in the past three months and up by 18.35% over the past six months. It is currently trading -4.53% below its 20 day moving average and 0.93% 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 45.89. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

Trader’s Round Up: Apache Corp. (APA), Intersil Corporation (ISIL), Windstream Holdings, Inc. (WIN)

Apache Corp. (APA) retreated with the stock falling -2.04% or $-1.24 to close at $59.48 on light trading volume of 2.59M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.17M. 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 28.8% up for the period and up by 36.5% so far this year. With price target of $62.84 and a 87.15% rebound from 52-week low, Apache Corp. 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.

Intersil Corporation (ISIL) dropped $-0.02 to close the day at a new closing price of $22.08, a -0.09% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 112.8% above its 52 week low of $10.67. A total of 2.58M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.58M. The stockcurrently situated -2.99% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.68% in the past one month and up by 48.47% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $20.86 and RSI of 64.97, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Intersil Corporation designs and develops power management and precision analog integrated circuits (ICs) for applications in the infrastructure, industrial, automotive, military, aerospace, computing, and consumer markets. The company offers various power IC solutions for battery management, processor power management, and display power management, including power regulators, converters, and controllers, as well as integrated power modules. It also provides precision analog components, such as amplifiers and buffers, proximity and light sensors, data converters, optoelectronics, video decoders, and interface products. The company markets its products through direct sales force and a network of distributors to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and contract manufacturers primarily in China, the United States, South Korea, Japan, Germany, Singapore, and Taiwan. Intersil Corporation was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

Windstream Holdings, Inc. (WIN) shares were down in last trading by -3.09% to $7.85. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -5.31% over the past week and fell -21.89% in the past month. It is currently trading -11.46% below its 50 day moving average and -2.21% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -24.95% decrease in value from its one year high of $10.46. The RSI indicator value of 27.8, lead us to believe that it may correct downwards in the near term.

Windstream Holdings, Inc. provides network communications and technology solutions for consumers, businesses, enterprise organizations, and carrier partners in the United States. It operates through Consumer and Small Business – ILEC, Carrier, Enterprise, and Small Business – CLEC segments. The Consumer and Small Business – ILEC segment offers consumer services, including high-speed Internet access; Internet security services; online backup service; basic local telephone services, features, and long-distance services; and video services, as well as owns and operates cable television franchises. It also provides services for small business comprising high-speed Internet access, online backup solution, remote tech help services, Web and audio conferencing services, managed Web design services, Web and e-mail hosting services, and fax-to-e-mail services. This segment serves approximately 1.6 million residential and small business customers. The Carrier segment provides products and services to other communications services providers, including special access services, which provide network access and transport services to end users; and fiber-to-tower connections to support backhaul services to wireless carriers. It also offers voice and data transport services to other communications providers on a wholesale basis. The Enterprise segment provides integrated voice and data services, which deliver voice and broadband services over a single Internet connection; multi-site networking services; and other data services, including cloud computing and collocation and managed services as an alternative to traditional information technology infrastructure. The Small Business – CLEC segment offers integrated voice and data services, advanced data, and traditional voice and long-distance services, as well as online backup, managed Web design and Web hosting, and various e-mail services. Windstream Holdings, Inc. is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.

 

Stocks Highlights: Apache Corp. (APA), Gevo, Inc. (GEVO), Macy’s, Inc. (M)

Apache Corp. (APA) had a light trading with around 3.02M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.12M. The stock traded between $60.47 and $62.53 before closing at the price of $61.58 with -0.98% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77056 based company is currently trading 93.76% above its 52 week low of $32.2 and -6.32% below its 52 week high of $66. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 52.24 and $62.84 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.

Gevo, Inc. (GEVO) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.67% or $0.01 to close the day at $0.43 on light trading volume of 3.01M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.01M. The Englewood Colorado 80112 based company has been underperforming the chemicals – major diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -80.5%, compared to the industry which has advanced 12.33% over the same period. With RSI of 43.78, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $2.3, making it a hold for now.

Gevo, Inc., a renewable chemicals and biofuels company, focuses on the development and commercialization of alternatives to petroleum-based products based on isobutanol produced from renewable feedstocks. It operates in two segments, Gevo, Inc. and Gevo Development/Agri-Energy. The company engages in the research and development, and production of isobutanol; development of its proprietary biocatalysts; production and sale of biojet fuel; and retrofit process of chemicals and biofuels. It is also involved in the production of ethanol, isobutanol, and related products. Gevo, Inc. produces and separates its renewable isobutanol through the Gevo Integrated Fermentation Technology platform. The company was formerly known as Methanotech, Inc. and changed its name to Gevo, Inc. in March 2006. Gevo, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

Macy’s, Inc. (M) shares were up in last trading by 0.36% to $36.64. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 4.42% over the past week and grew 0.05% in the past month. It is currently trading -0.85% below its 50 day moving average and -1.04% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -27.35% decrease in value from its one year high of $52.48. The RSI indicator value of 49.64, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Macy’s, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates stores, Websites, and mobile applications in the United States. Its stores and Websites sell a range of merchandise, including apparel and accessories for men, women, and children; cosmetics; home furnishings; and other consumer goods. The company also operates stores that offer a range of women’s, men’s, and children’s apparel; shoes; fashion accessories; housewares; home textiles; intimate apparel; and jewelry. As of August 11, 2016, it operated approximately 880 stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico under the Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Outlet, Macy’s Backstage, and Bluemercury names, as well as Websites, including macys.com, bloomingdales.com, and bluemercury.com. In addition, it operates as a beauty products and spa retailer. The company was formerly known as Federated Department Stores, Inc. and changed its name to Macy’s, Inc. in June 2007. Macy’s, Inc. was founded in 1830 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: Apache Corp. (APA), Devon Energy Corporation (DVN), Cerner Corporation (CERN)

Apache Corp. (APA) retreated with the stock falling -2.03% or $-1.29 to close at $62.19 on light trading volume of 3.18M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.11M. 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 38.07% up for the period and up by 42.72% so far this year. With price target of $62.84 and a 95.68% rebound from 52-week low, Apache Corp. 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.

Devon Energy Corporation (DVN) had a light trading with around 3.17M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.22M. The stock traded between $42.27 and $43.04 before closing at the price of $42.69 with -0.58% change on the day. The Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73102 based company is currently trading 139.54% above its 52 week low of $18.07 and -10.48% below its 52 week high of $48.68. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $47.63 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Devon Energy Corporation, an independent energy company, primarily engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the United States and Canada. It operates approximately 19,000 wells. The company also offers midstream energy services, including gathering, transmission, processing, fractionation, and marketing to producers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, and condensate through its natural gas pipelines, plants, and treatment facilities. Devon Energy Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Cerner Corporation (CERN) saw its value decrease by -4.16% as the stock dropped $-2.54 to finish the day at a closing price of $58.46. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $49.59-$68.31 per share for the past year. The shares, are down by -5.82% in the past three months and down by -0.19% over the past six months. It is currently trading -4.75% below its 20 day moving average and -7.29% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $69.19 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 29.47.The technical indicator lead us to believe the stock will reverse recent losses any time soon.

Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports health care information technology, health care devices, hardware, and content solutions for health care organizations and consumers in the United States and internationally. The company offers Cerner Millennium architecture, which includes clinical, financial, and management information systems that allow providers to access an individual’s electronic health record at the point of care, and organizes and delivers information for physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front- and back-office professionals, and consumers. It also provides HealtheIntent platform, a cloud-based platform that enables organizations to aggregate, transform, and reconcile data across the continuum of care, as well as assists to enhance outcomes and lower costs. In addition, the company offers a portfolio of clinical and financial health care information technology solutions, as well as departmental, connectivity, population health, and care coordination solutions; and various complementary services, including support, hosting, managed, implementation, and strategic consulting services. Further, it provides various services, such as implementation and training, remote hosting, operational management, revenue cycle, support and maintenance, health care data analysis, clinical process optimization, transaction processing, employer health centers, employee wellness programs, and third party administrator services for employer-based health plans; and complementary hardware and devices for third parties. It serves integrated delivery networks, physician groups and networks, managed care organizations, hospitals, medical centers, reference laboratories, home health agencies, blood banks, imaging centers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, employers, governments, and public health organizations. Cerner Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in North Kansas City, Missouri.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: MGM Resorts International (MGM), Apache Corp. (APA), Dana Incorporated (DAN)

MGM Resorts International (MGM) saw its value increase by 0.11% as the stock gained $0.03 to finish the day at a closing price of $26.12. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $16.18-$27.04 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $25.99 to $26.38 during the day, are up by 12.63% in the past three months and up by 17.82% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.02% above its 20 day moving average and 3.66% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $30 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 54.48.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

MGM Resorts International, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns and/or operates casino resorts in the United States and China. The company operates through two segments, Wholly Owned Domestic Resorts and MGM China. Its casino resorts offer gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment, retail, and other resort amenities. Its casino operations include various slots, table games, and race and sports book wagering. The company operates 12 wholly owned resorts in the United States; and MGM Macau resort and casino in China, as well as develops an integrated casino, hotel, and entertainment resort on the Cotai Strip, Macau. The company also owns and operates Shadow Creek golf course, Primm Valley Golf Club, and Fallen Oak golf course. The company serves premium gaming customers; leisure and wholesale travel customers; business travelers; and group customers, including conventions, trade associations, and small meetings. The company was formerly known as MGM MIRAGE and changed its name to MGM Resorts International in June 2010. MGM Resorts International was founded in 1986 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Apache Corp. (APA) shares were down in last trading by -1.31% to $63.48. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.68% over the past week and grew 4.67% in the past month. It is currently trading 10.86% above its 50 day moving average and 24.95% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.43% decrease in value from its one year high of $66. The RSI indicator value of 60.62, 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.

Dana Incorporated (DAN) traded within a range of $14.89 to $15.5 after opening the day at $15.5. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 9.42% so far this year. The stock was up close to 3.07% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $15.1 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -14.13% below its 52 week high of $17.19 and 54.08% above its 12-month low of $9.8. The shares are up by over 14.74% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 52.67 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Dana Incorporated manufactures and sells driveline, sealing, and thermal-management products for vehicle manufacturers in North America, Europe, South America, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates in four segments: Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies, Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies, Off-Highway Driveline Technologies, and Power Technologies. The Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies segment offers front axles, rear axles, driveshafts, differentials, torque couplings, and modular assemblies for use in light trucks, sport utility vehicles, crossover utility vehicles, vans, and passenger cars. The Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies segment provides Steer and drive axles, driveshafts, and tire inflation systems for medium and heavy duty trucks, buses, and specialty vehicles. The Off-Highway Driveline Technologies segment manufactures front and rear axles, driveshafts, transmissions, torque converters, tire inflation systems, and electronic controls for use in construction, earth moving, agricultural, mining, forestry, rail, and material handling applications. The Power Technologies segment offers gaskets, cover modules, heat shields, engine sealing systems, cooling products, and heat transfer products for light vehicle, medium/heavy vehicle, and off-highway markets. The company was formerly known as Dana Holding Corporation and changed its name to Dana Incorporated in August 2016. Dana Incorporated was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Maumee, Ohio.

 

Momentum Stocks: Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB), Apache Corp. (APA), Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. (PTEN)

Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) grew with the stock adding 0.58% or $0.17 to close at $29.24 on light trading volume of 4.19M compared its three months average trading volume of 9.74M. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74172 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -23.18% down for the period and up by 22.39% so far this year. With price target of $31 and a 207.77% rebound from 52-week low, Williams Companies, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. The company operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL (natural gas liquids) & Petchem Services, and Other segments. It owns and operates natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the offshore Gulf of Mexico through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to the New York City metropolitan area. The company also owns and operates a natural gas pipeline system extending from the San Juan basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to a point on the Canadian border near Sumas, Washington; gulfstream natural gas pipeline system extending from the Mobile Bay area in Alabama to markets in Florida; and constitution pipeline that would connect its gathering system in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to the Iroquois Gas Transmission and Tennessee Gas Pipeline systems in New York. In addition, it provides natural gas gathering, treating, processing, and compression; NGL production, fractionation, storage, marketing, and transportation; deepwater production handling and crude oil transportation; and olefin production services, as well as transports and stores natural gas to local natural gas distribution companies, municipal utilities, direct industrial users, electric power generators, and natural gas marketers and producers. Further, the company extracts, fractionates, treats, stores, and sells ethane/ethylene, propane, propylene, normal butane, isobutene, alky feedstock, and condensate. Additionally, it provides construction management services for third parties. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned and operated approximately 13,600 miles of pipelines. The Williams Companies, Inc. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Apache Corp. (APA) had a active trading with around 4.12M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.04M. The stock traded between $62.42 and $63.69 before closing at the price of $62.83 with 1.58% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77056 based company is currently trading 96.91% above its 52 week low of $32.2 and -4.8% below its 52 week high of $66. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $61.28 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.

Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. (PTEN) saw its value increase by 1.94% as the stock gained $0.46 to finish the day at a closing price of $24.19. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $10.94-$25.01 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $23.86 to $24.49 during the day, are up by 18.47% in the past three months and up by 29.27% over the past six months. It is currently trading 10.87% above its 20 day moving average and 16.93% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $21.74 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 66.51.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides onshore contract drilling services to major and independent oil and natural gas operators in the United States and Canada. The company operates through three segments: Contract Drilling, Pressure Pumping, and Oil and Natural Gas. The Contract Drilling segment markets its contract drilling services primarily in Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and western Canada. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had a drilling fleet of 221 marketable land-based drilling rigs. The Pressure Pumping segment offers pressure pumping services that consist of well stimulation and cementing for the completion of new wells and remedial work on existing wells, as well as hydraulic and nitrogen fracturing, cementing, and acid pumping services in Texas and the Appalachian region. The Oil and Natural Gas segment owns and invests in oil and natural gas assets as a non-operating working interest owner located principally in Texas and New Mexico. Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Synergy Resources Corporation (SYRG), Time Warner Inc. (TWX), Apache Corp. (APA)

Synergy Resources Corporation (SYRG) climbed 0.71% during last trading as the stock added $0.05 to finish the day at $7.08 with about 3.55M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.69M. The $1.44B market cap company, which fluctuated between $6.99 and $7.13 during the day, currently situated 41.32% above its 52 week low of $5.01 and -41.8% away from its one year high of $12.17. The RSI of 55.29 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Synergy Resources Corporation engages in the acquisition, development, exploitation, exploration, and production of oil and natural gas properties primarily located in the Denver-Julesburg Basin in Colorado. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 349,000 net acres under lease, which are located in the Wattenberg Field of the Denver-Julesburg Basin; and operated 369 net producing wells. It also has mineral assets in Yuma and Washington Counties, Colorado. Synergy Resources Corporation is based in Denver, Colorado.

Time Warner Inc. (TWX) dropped $-0.71 to close the day at a new closing price of $78.84, a -0.89% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 44.35% above its 52 week low of $55.53. A total of 3.52M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.53M. The stock, which fluctuated between $78.8 and $79.71 during the day, currently situated -2.57% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 5.33% in the past one month and up by 1.49% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $88 and RSI of 50.31, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Time Warner Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Turner, Home Box Office, and Warner Bros. The Turner segment owns and operates a portfolio of cable television networks and related properties that offer entertainment, sports, kids, and news programming on television and digital platforms for consumers. It operates approximately 180 channels in 200 countries. The Turner segment’s networks and related properties include TNT, TBS, Adult Swim, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Turner Sports, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, CNN, and HLN; and digital media properties comprise bleacherreport.com, NBA.com, NBA Mobile, NCAA.com, PGA.com, tntdrama.com, TBS.com, adultswim.com, and cartoonnetwork.com. It also licenses original programming to subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) services and other over-the-top services, and its brands and characters for consumer products other business ventures. This segment serves cable system operators, satellite service distributors, telephone companies, and other distributors. The Home Box Office segment provides premium pay and basic tier television services comprising HBO and Cinemax; sells its original programming through physical and digital formats; and licenses home entertainment and content to international television networks and SVOD services. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had 49 million domestic subscribers. The Warner Bros. segment produces, distributes, and licenses television programming and feature films; distributes digital and physical home entertainment products; and produces and distributes videogames, as well as licenses consumer products and brands. The company was formerly known as AOL Time Warner, Inc. and changed its name to Time Warner Inc. in 2003. Time Warner Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Apache Corp. (APA) had a light trading with around 3.51M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.03M. The stock traded between $60.63 and $62.2 before closing at the price of $61.85 with 0.13% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77056 based company is currently trading 93.84% above its 52 week low of $32.2 and -6.29% below its 52 week high of $66. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 54.33 and $61.28 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.

 

Stocks on the Move: Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT), Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (LPI), Apache Corp. (APA)

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.35% or $1.06 to close the day at $46.15 on active trading volume of 3.58M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.72M. The Broomfield Colorado 80021 based company has been underperforming the diversified communication services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -1.72%, compared to the industry which has advanced 7.32% over the same period. With RSI of 44.22, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $60.85, making it a hold for now.

Level 3 Communications, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a facilities-based provider of a range of integrated communications services. It operates through North America, EMEA, and Latin America segments. The company offers Internet protocol (IP) and data services comprising Internet services, virtual private network, Ethernet, content delivery network, media delivery, Vyvx broadcast, managed, cloud and IT, and cloud connect services, as well as Communications as a Service. It also provides transport and fiber services comprising wavelengths, private lines, transoceanic services, and dark fiber, as well as related professional services; local and enterprise voice services, including Voice over Internet Protocol services and traditional circuit-switch based services; collaboration services, such as audio, Web, and video collaboration services; colocation and data center services comprising cloud, hosting, and application management solutions; and security services for mobile users or remote offices, governance, risk management, and compliance. In addition, the company provides wholesale voice services, including voice termination and toll free services. It primarily serves various types of customers, such as enterprises, content, government, and wholesale. The company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (LPI) climbed 1.7% during last trading as the stock added $0.22 to finish the day at $13.13 with about 3.58M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.92M. The $3.1B market cap company, which fluctuated between $12.87 and $13.21 during the day, currently situated 236.67% above its 52 week low of $3.9 and -5.74% away from its one year high of $13.93. The RSI of 56.7 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. operates as an independent energy company in the United States. It focuses on the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties, as well as the transportation of oil and natural gas primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas. As of December 31, 2015, it had interests in the 135,408 net acres in the Permian Basin; and had total proved reserves of 125,698 thousand barrels of oil equivalent. The company was formerly known as Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Laredo Petroleum, Inc. in December 2013. Laredo Petroleum, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Apache Corp. (APA) saw its value decrease by -0.48% as the stock dropped $-0.3 to finish the day at a closing price of $61.77. 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 $61.62 to $62.78 during the day, are up by 10.16% in the past three months and up by 16.64% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.23% below its 20 day moving average and 9.36% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $61.28 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 55.03. 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.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (ULTA), Apache Corp. (APA), Allergan plc (AGN)

ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (ULTA) grew with the stock adding 11.37% or $27.17 to close at $266.14 on light trading volume of 4.75M compared its three months average trading volume of 821.03K. The Bolingbrook Illinois 60440 based company operating under the Specialty Retail, Other industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 67.11% up for the period and up by 43.86% so far this year. With price target of $290.19 and a 81.33% rebound from 52-week low, ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer in the United States. Its stores provide cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, skincare, bath and body products, and salon styling tools. The company also offers cosmetics, which includes products for the face, eyes, cheeks, lips, nails, and brushes; haircare products, such as shampoos, conditioners, styling products, and hair accessories and brushes; and salon styling tools comprising hair dryers, curling irons, and flat irons. In addition, it provides skincare, and bath and body products consisting of products for face, hands, and body; fragrances; nail polish and nail care products; and men’s skincare, haircare, and fragrance products. Further, the company offers private label products consisting of Ulta branded cosmetics, skincare, bath and body products, and haircare products; and other health and beauty products. As of January 30, 2016, it operated 874 retail stores in 48 states. The company’s full-service salon offers hair, skin, and brow services; and provides products through its Website, ulta.com. Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is based in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

Apache Corp. (APA) dropped $-0.64 to close the day at a new closing price of $62.07, a -1.02% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 94.53% above its 52 week low of $32.2. A total of 4.74M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.97M. The stock, which fluctuated between $60.51 and $62.73 during the day, currently situated -5.95% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 9.37% in the past one month and up by 9.16% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $61.03 and RSI of 56.93, 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.

Allergan plc (AGN) shares were up in last trading by 0.79% to $232.36. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.13% over the past week and fell -5.09% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.28% below its 50 day moving average and -8.32% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -27.99% decrease in value from its one year high of $322.68. The RSI indicator value of 40.62, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Allergan plc, a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes medical aesthetics, biosimilar, and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products worldwide. It operates through US Brands, US Medical Aesthetics, International Brands, and Anda Distribution segments. The company offers a portfolio of products that provide treatments for the central nervous system, gastroenterology, women’s health and urology, ophthalmology, neurosciences, and medical aesthetics, as well as dermatology and plastic surgery. It is also involved in developing ocular implants that reduce intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma; medical devices for the correction of prominent ears; and intranasal neurostimulation devices, as well as other dry eye products. Allergan plc also distributes generic and branded pharmaceutical products primarily to independent pharmacies, pharmacy chains, pharmacy buying groups, and physicians’ offices. The company was formerly known as Actavis plc and changed its name to Allergan plc in June 2015. Allergan plc was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

 

Trader Alert: Apache Corp. (APA), Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL), CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX)

Apache Corp. (APA) grew with the stock adding 1.31% or $0.83 to close at $64.16 on light trading volume of 2.34M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.95M. 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 41.13% up for the period and up by 46.66% so far this year. With price target of $61.03 and a 101.08% rebound from 52-week low, Apache Corp. 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.

Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL) gained $0.7 to close the day at a new closing price of $36.04, a 1.98% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 52.97% above its 52 week low of $23.77. A total of 2.32M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.47M. The stock, which fluctuated between $35.66 and $36.22 during the day, currently situated -8.76% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.11% in the past one month and down by -2.62% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $43.66 and RSI of 56.97, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX) shares were up in last trading by 1.2% to $20.26. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 4.11% over the past week and grew 13.82% in the past month. It is currently trading 11.26% above its 50 day moving average and 49.36% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.98% decrease in value from its one year high of $20.66. The RSI indicator value of 66.69, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

CONSOL Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two divisions, Exploration and Production (E&P), and Coal. The E&P division produces pipeline quality natural gas primarily to gas wholesalers. This division owns rights to extract natural gas in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio from approximately 436,000 net Marcellus Shale acres; and controls approximately 119,000 net acres of Utica Shale potential in eastern Ohio, as well as controls 113,000 net acres in Southwestern Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia that contain the rights to the natural gas in Utica Shale; and owns rights to extract coalbed methane (CBM) in Virginia from approximately 268,000 net CBM acres, which cover a portion of its coal reserves in Central Appalachia. It also owns shallow oil and gas acreage position approximately 825,000 net acres in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New York; various acres that have Upper Devonian potential; 116,000 net acres of Chattanooga Shale; and 380,000 net acres of Huron Shale potential in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia, as well as provides midstream gas services. The Coal division engages in mining, preparation, and marketing of thermal coal primarily to power generators, and metallurgical coal to metal and coke producers. The company also provides energy services, including coal terminal services, water services, and land resource management services. CONSOL Energy Inc. was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.