Eye Catching Stocks: ARRIS International plc (ARRS), Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (BAH), Zions Bancorporation (ZION)

ARRIS International plc (ARRS) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.13% or $0.61 to close the day at $29.19 on active trading volume of 2.51M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.59M. The Suwanee Georgia 30024 based company has been outperforming the communication equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 19.14%, compared to the industry which has advanced 11.58% over the same period. With RSI of 48.3, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $35, making it a hold for now.

ARRIS International plc provides media entertainment and data communications solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Customer Premises Equipment and Network & Cloud. The Customer Premises Equipment segment offers various product solutions, including set-top boxes, gateways, digital subscriber lines and cable modems, and embedded multimedia terminal adapters and voice/data modems that enable service providers to offer voice, video, and high-speed data services to residential and business subscribers. The Network & Cloud segment provides cable modem termination system, converged cable access platform, multichannel video programming distributors, programmer equipment, Ad insertion technologies, and equipment in the ground or on transmission poles, as well as equipment used to initiate the distribution of content-carrying signals. This segment also offers technical support, professional services, and systems integration capabilities; software products that enable providers to deliver user experiences; multiscreen recommendations, offer management, and advertising services; network management products that collect information from the broadband network; and workforce management solutions enabling service providers to efficiently manage and dispatch field technicians, as well as network surveillance and issue correlation software and services. The company was formerly known as ARRIS Group, Inc. and changed its name to ARRIS International plc in January 2016. ARRIS International plc was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (BAH) fell -0.41% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.14 to finish the day at $33.68 with about 2.51M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.53M. The $5.03B market cap company, which fluctuated between $33.4 and $34.2 during the day, currently situated 36.56% above its 52 week low of $25.03 and -12.61% away from its one year high of $38.54. The RSI of 26.03 indicates the stock is oversold at the current levels, buy for now.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation provides management and technology, consulting, and engineering services to governments, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations in the United States and internationally. It assists clients in designing cloud architecture solutions, selecting the data that is applicable to storage in the cloud, and developing analytical solutions to gain insights from large data, as well as for developing small and large scale information technology applications, embedded systems, and mobile applications. The company also delivers technical solutions to its clients with core capabilities in command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. In addition, it provides cyber security capabilities help clients anticipate threats to their networks and data; decision analytics capabilities that offer problem-solving techniques, including simulation, mathematical optimization, queuing theory, and machine learning; and data science analytic capabilities that offer techniques, such as data mining, text mining, statistical analysis, and predictive modeling, as well as analytic tools that support end users by providing access to data, analytic outputs, and visualizations. Further, it offers consulting services in the areas of acquisition, program management, and logistics, as well as human capital and learning’s; and management consulting services in strategy development, organizational design, efficiency, transformation, and other consulting services. Additionally, it provides digital services to help clients overcome digital challenges; develops cyber solutions and disruptive business models to address threats and vulnerabilities against clients’ emerging expanding digital enterprise, Internet of things landscape, and connected platforms; offers analytics solutions across entire client set; and provides directed energy services. The company was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

Zions Bancorporation (ZION) saw its value increase by 0.64% as the stock gained $0.27 to finish the day at a closing price of $42.46. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $19.65-$44.33 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $42.35 to $43.3 during the day, are up by 32.11% in the past three months and up by 57.81% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.12% below its 20 day moving average and 1.01% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $45.8 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 49.28. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Zions Bancorporation, a financial holding company, provides a range of banking and related services in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The company offers community banking services, such as small and medium-sized business and corporate banking; commercial and residential development, construction, and term lending; retail banking; treasury cash management and related products and services; and residential mortgage servicing and lending. It also provides trust and wealth management services; capital markets services, including municipal finance advisory and underwriting; and investment services. In addition, the company offers personal banking services to individuals, including home mortgages, bankcards, other installment loans, home equity lines of credit, checking accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit of various types and maturities, safe deposit facilities, direct deposits, and Internet and mobile banking services. Further, it provides online and traditional brokerage services; small business administration and secondary market agricultural real estate mortgage loans; and bond transfer, stock transfer, and escrow services for corporate customers. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 450 domestic branches. Zions Bancorporation was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Mylan N.V. (MYL), ARRIS International plc (ARRS), Chevron Corporation (CVX)

Mylan N.V. (MYL) had a light trading with around 5.03M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.9M. The stock traded between $36.35 and $37.02 before closing at the price of $36.73 with -0.11% change on the day. The Hatfield Hertfordshire EN6 1AG based company is currently trading 9.32% above its 52 week low of $33.6 and -32.27% below its 52 week high of $54.23. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 41.09 and $50.11 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Mylan N.V., together with its subsidiaries, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, and distributes generic, branded generic, and specialty pharmaceuticals worldwide. The company provides generic or branded generic pharmaceutical products in tablet, capsule, injectable, transdermal patch, gel, cream, or ointment forms, as well as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). It is also involved in the development of APIs with non-infringing processes for internal use and to partner with manufacturers; and manufacture and sale of injectable products in antineoplastics, anti-infectives, anesthesia/pain management, and cardiovascular therapeutic areas. In addition, the company produces finished dosage form and oral solid dose products; and offers antiretroviral therapies to third parties. Further, it manufactures and sells branded specialty injectable and nebulized products comprising EpiPen Auto-Injector to treat severe allergic reactions; Perforomist Inhalation Solution, a formoterol fumarate inhalation solution for the maintenance treatment of bronchoconstriction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder patients; and ULTIVA, an analgesic agent used during the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia for inpatient and outpatient procedures. It sells generic pharmaceutical products to proprietary and ethical pharmaceutical wholesalers and distributors, group purchasing organizations, drug store chains, independent pharmacies, drug manufacturers, institutions, and public and governmental agencies; and specialty pharmaceuticals to pharmaceutical wholesalers and distributors, pharmacies, and healthcare institutions. Mylan N.V. has a collaboration agreement with Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to develop, manufacture, and commercialize Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s biosimilar candidates. The company was formerly known as New Moon B.V. Mylan N.V. was founded in 1961 and is based in Hertfordshire, the United Kingdom.

ARRIS International plc (ARRS) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.78% or $0.52 to close the day at $29.71 on active trading volume of 5.02M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.58M. The Suwanee Georgia 30024 based company has been outperforming the communication equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 6.07%, compared to the industry which has advanced 12.81% over the same period. With RSI of 45.86, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $35, making it a hold for now.

ARRIS International plc provides media entertainment and data communications solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Customer Premises Equipment and Network & Cloud. The Customer Premises Equipment segment offers various product solutions, including set-top boxes, gateways, digital subscriber lines and cable modems, and embedded multimedia terminal adapters and voice/data modems that enable service providers to offer voice, video, and high-speed data services to residential and business subscribers. The Network & Cloud segment provides cable modem termination system, converged cable access platform, multichannel video programming distributors, programmer equipment, Ad insertion technologies, and equipment in the ground or on transmission poles, as well as equipment used to initiate the distribution of content-carrying signals. This segment also offers technical support, professional services, and systems integration capabilities; software products that enable providers to deliver user experiences; multiscreen recommendations, offer management, and advertising services; network management products that collect information from the broadband network; and workforce management solutions enabling service providers to efficiently manage and dispatch field technicians, as well as network surveillance and issue correlation software and services. The company was formerly known as ARRIS Group, Inc. and changed its name to ARRIS International plc in January 2016. ARRIS International plc was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia.

Chevron Corporation (CVX) shares were up in last trading by 0.19% to $116.38. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.39% over the past week and fell -0.89% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.17% above its 50 day moving average and 13.19% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.2% decrease in value from its one year high of $119. The RSI indicator value of 56.62, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. The Upstream segment is involved in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas; processing, liquefaction, transportation, and regasification associated with liquefied natural gas; transportation of crude oil through pipelines; and transportation, storage, and marketing of natural gas, as well as operates a gas-to-liquids plant. The Downstream segment engages in refining crude oil into petroleum products; marketing crude oil and refined products; transporting crude oil and refined products through pipeline, marine vessel, motor equipment, and rail car; and manufacturing and marketing commodity petrochemicals, and fuel and lubricant additives, as well as plastics for industrial uses. It is also involved in the cash management and debt financing activities; corporate administrative operations; insurance operations; real estate activities; and technology businesses. Further, the company holds interests in power plants, as well as operates geothermal plants; and engages in the transportation of refined products primarily in the coastal waters of the United States. The company was formerly known as ChevronTexaco Corporation and changed its name to Chevron Corporation in 2005. Chevron Corporation was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in San Ramon, California.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Aetna Inc. (AET), 3D Systems Corporation (DDD), ARRIS International plc (ARRS)

Aetna Inc. (AET) had a light trading with around 2.72M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3M. The stock traded between $121.5 and $123.52 before closing at the price of $122.64 with 0.01% change on the day. The Hartford Connecticut 06156 based company is currently trading 33.85% above its 52 week low of $92.42 and -9.97% below its 52 week high of $136.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 45.37 and $140.07 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

3D Systems Corporation (DDD) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.69% or $0.26 to close the day at $15.65 on light trading volume of 2.72M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.8M. The Rock Hill South Carolina 29730 based company has been outperforming the computer peripherals group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 109.22%, compared to the industry which has advanced 43.67% over the same period. With RSI of 57.6, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $15.55, making it a hold for now.

3D Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides 3D printing products and services worldwide. The company’s 3D printers transform data input generated by 3D design software, CAD software, or other 3D design tools into printed parts using a range of print materials, including plastic, metal, nylon, rubber, wax, and composite materials. It offers various 3D printing technologies, such as stereolithography, selective laser sintering, direct metal printing, multijet printing, colorjet printing, and plasticjet printing. The company also develops, blends, and markets various print materials, such as plastic, nylon, metal, composite, elastomeric, wax, and Class IV bio-compatible materials. It offers its printers under the Accura, DuraForm, LaserForm, CastForm, and VisiJet brand names. In addition, the company provides digital design tools, including software, scanners, and haptic devices, as well as products for product design, mold and die design, 3D scan-to-print, reverse engineering, and production machining and inspection. Further, it offers proprietary software and drivers that provide part preparation, part placement, support placement, build platform management, and print queue management; and 3D virtual reality simulators and simulator modules for medical applications, as well as digitizing scanners for medical and mechanical applications. Additionally, the company provides warranty, maintenance, and training services. It primarily serves companies and small and midsize businesses in a range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, government, defense, technology, electronics, education, consumer goods, energy, and healthcare. The company sells its products and services through its direct sales force, resellers, and channel partners and distributors. 3D Systems Corporation was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

ARRIS International plc (ARRS) shares were down in last trading by -3.02% to $29.19. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -5.69% over the past week and fell -1.05% in the past month. It is currently trading -0.51% below its 50 day moving average and 11.22% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -7.39% decrease in value from its one year high of $31.52. The RSI indicator value of 39.83, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

ARRIS International plc provides media entertainment and data communications solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Customer Premises Equipment and Network & Cloud. The Customer Premises Equipment segment offers various product solutions, including set-top boxes, gateways, digital subscriber lines and cable modems, and embedded multimedia terminal adapters and voice/data modems that enable service providers to offer voice, video, and high-speed data services to residential and business subscribers. The Network & Cloud segment provides cable modem termination system, converged cable access platform, multichannel video programming distributors, programmer equipment, Ad insertion technologies, and equipment in the ground or on transmission poles, as well as equipment used to initiate the distribution of content-carrying signals. This segment also offers technical support, professional services, and systems integration capabilities; software products that enable providers to deliver user experiences; multiscreen recommendations, offer management, and advertising services; network management products that collect information from the broadband network; and workforce management solutions enabling service providers to efficiently manage and dispatch field technicians, as well as network surveillance and issue correlation software and services. The company was formerly known as ARRIS Group, Inc. and changed its name to ARRIS International plc in January 2016. ARRIS International plc was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: Colony Capital, Inc. (CLNY), ARRIS International plc (ARRS), HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (HDS)

Colony Capital, Inc. (CLNY) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.97% or $1.31 to close the day at $21.56 on active trading volume of 2.35M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.35M. The Los Angeles California 90071 based company has been outperforming the reit – diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 21.08%, compared to the industry which has advanced 20.85% over the same period. With RSI of 67.8, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $25.75, making it a hold for now.

Colony Capital, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of North America and Europe. Its investment portfolio is primarily composed of real estate equity; real estate and real estate-related debt; and investment management of company-sponsored private equity funds and vehicles. The firm invests in wide spectrum of commercial real estate property types, including but not limited to, office, industrial, retail, hospitality, education, single-family and multifamily residential assets, and geographies, primarily within North America and Europe. It was formerly known as Colony Financial, Inc. Colony Capital, Inc. was formed on June 23, 2009 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

ARRIS International plc (ARRS) climbed 3.92% during last trading as the stock added $1.18 to finish the day at $31.29 with about 2.35M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.6M. The $5.93B market cap company, currently situated 56.06% above its 52 week low of $20.05 and -0.67% away from its one year high of $31.5. The RSI of 64.91 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

ARRIS International plc provides media entertainment and data communications solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Customer Premises Equipment and Network & Cloud. The Customer Premises Equipment segment offers various product solutions, including set-top boxes, gateways, digital subscriber lines and cable modems, and embedded multimedia terminal adapters and voice/data modems that enable service providers to offer voice, video, and high-speed data services to residential and business subscribers. The Network & Cloud segment provides cable modem termination system, converged cable access platform, multichannel video programming distributors, programmer equipment, Ad insertion technologies, and equipment in the ground or on transmission poles, as well as equipment used to initiate the distribution of content-carrying signals. This segment also offers technical support, professional services, and systems integration capabilities; software products that enable providers to deliver user experiences; multiscreen recommendations, offer management, and advertising services; network management products that collect information from the broadband network; and workforce management solutions enabling service providers to efficiently manage and dispatch field technicians, as well as network surveillance and issue correlation software and services. The company was formerly known as ARRIS Group, Inc. and changed its name to ARRIS International plc in January 2016. ARRIS International plc was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia.

HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (HDS) saw its value increase by 0.86% as the stock gained $0.37 to finish the day at a closing price of $43.44. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $21.26-$44.2 per share for the past year. The shares are up by 37.38% in the past three months and up by 28.14% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.27% above its 20 day moving average and 13.28% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $45.87 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 70.18. The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

HD Supply Holdings, Inc. operates as an industrial distributor in North America. The company’s Facilities Maintenance segment offers electrical and lighting items, plumbing, appliances, janitorial supplies, hardware, kitchen and bath cabinets, window coverings, textiles and guest amenities, healthcare maintenance, and water and wastewater treatment products, as well as heating, ventilating, and air conditioning products. Its Waterworks segment provides pipes, fittings, valves, hydrants, and meters for use in the construction, maintenance, and repair of water and waste-water systems, as well as fire-protection systems; and smart meters, fusible piping solutions, and engineered treatment plant products and services. The company’s Construction & Industrial—White Cap segment offers tilt-up brace systems, forming and shoring systems, concrete chemicals, hand and power tools, cutting tools, rebar, ladders, safety and fall arrest equipment, screws and fasteners, sealants and adhesives, drainage pipes, geo-synthetics, erosion and sediment control equipment, and other engineered materials used in non-residential and residential construction. Its Corporate & Other segment provides home improvement solutions, such as light remodeling and construction supplies, kitchen and bath cabinets, windows, plumbing materials, electrical equipment, and other products; and interior solutions comprising floorings, cabinets, countertops, and window coverings, as well as design center services. It serves contractors, maintenance professionals, home builders, industrial businesses, and government entities. The company was formerly known as HDS Investment Holding, Inc. and changed its name to HD Supply Holdings, Inc. in April 2013. HD Supply Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Investor’s Watch List: ARRIS International plc (ARRS), The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT), Western Digital Corporation (WDC)

ARRIS International plc (ARRS) had a active trading with around 4.88M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.65M. The stock traded at the price of $30.88 with 0.32% change on the day. The Suwanee Georgia 30024 based company is currently trading 54.01% above its 52 week low of $20.05 and -1.18% below its 52 week high of $31.25. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 63.24 and $34.88 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

ARRIS International plc provides media entertainment and data communications solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Customer Premises Equipment and Network & Cloud. The Customer Premises Equipment segment offers various product solutions, including set-top boxes, gateways, digital subscriber lines and cable modems, and embedded multimedia terminal adapters and voice/data modems that enable service providers to offer voice, video, and high-speed data services to residential and business subscribers. The Network & Cloud segment provides cable modem termination system, converged cable access platform, multichannel video programming distributors, programmer equipment, Ad insertion technologies, and equipment in the ground or on transmission poles, as well as equipment used to initiate the distribution of content-carrying signals. This segment also offers technical support, professional services, and systems integration capabilities; software products that enable providers to deliver user experiences; multiscreen recommendations, offer management, and advertising services; network management products that collect information from the broadband network; and workforce management solutions enabling service providers to efficiently manage and dispatch field technicians, as well as network surveillance and issue correlation software and services. The company was formerly known as ARRIS Group, Inc. and changed its name to ARRIS International plc in January 2016. ARRIS International plc was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.97% or $-0.65 to close the day at $32.34 on active trading volume of 4.86M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.4M. The Akron Ohio 44316 based company has been outperforming the rubber & plastics group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 0.55%, compared to the industry which has advanced 19.09% over the same period. With RSI of 56.38, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $34.81, making it a hold for now.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes tires, and related products and services. The company offers various lines of rubber tires for automobiles, trucks, buses, aircrafts, motorcycles, earthmoving and mining equipment, farm implements, industrial equipment, and various other applications under the Goodyear, Dunlop, Kelly, Debica, Sava, Fulda, and various other Goodyear owned house brands, as well as private-label brands. It also retreads truck, aviation, and off-the-road tires; manufactures and sells tread rubber and other tire retreading materials; manufactures and sells rubber-related chemicals; and provides automotive repair services, and miscellaneous other products and services. In addition, the company sells natural rubber products. It operates approximately 1,100 tire and auto service center outlets, which offer products for retail sale, and provides automotive repair and other services. The company sells its products worldwide through a network of dealers, regional distributors, retail outlets, and retailers. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio.

Western Digital Corporation (WDC) shares were down in last trading by -1.05% to $67.18. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.78% over the past week and grew 12.85% in the past month. It is currently trading 12.88% above its 50 day moving average and 35.2% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.48% decrease in value from its one year high of $69.6. The RSI indicator value of 63.06, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Western Digital Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells data storage devices and solutions worldwide. It offers performance hard disk drives (HDDs) that are used in enterprise servers, data analysis, and other enterprise applications; capacity HDDs and drive configurations for use in data storage systems and tiered storage models, as well as for use in storage of data for years; and enterprise solid state drives (SSDs), including NAND-flash SSDs and software solutions that are designed to enhance the performance in various enterprise workload environments. The company also provides InfiniFlash System, a system solution that offers petabyte scalable capacity with performance metrics; higher value data storage platforms and systems; datacenter software and systems; and HDDs and SSDs for desktop PCs, notebook PCs, gaming consoles, set top boxes, security surveillance systems, and other computing devices. In addition, it offers embedded NAND-flash storage products, including custom embedded solutions; and iNAND embedded flash products, such as multi-chip package solutions that combine NAND and mobile dynamic random-access memory in an integrated package for mobile phones, tablets, notebook PCs, and other portable and wearable devices, as well as in automotive and connected home applications, and NAND-flash wafers. Further, it provides HDDs embedded into WD- and HGST-branded external storage products; and NAND-flash products, which include cards, universal serial bus flash drives, and wireless drives. Additionally, the company licenses its technologies. The company sells its products under the HGST, SanDisk, and WD brands to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure players, and retailers. It serves storage subsystem suppliers, OEMs, Internet and social media infrastructure players, and PC and Mac OEMs. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Exelixis, Inc. (EXEL), Union Pacific Corporation (UNP), ARRIS International plc (ARRS)

Exelixis, Inc. (EXEL) saw its value decrease by -1.7% as the stock dropped $-0.28 to finish the day at a closing price of $16.16. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $3.55-$18.29 per share for the past year. The shares are up by 24.21% in the past three months and up by 118.97% over the past six months. It is currently trading -4.3% below its 20 day moving average and 14.99% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $18.5 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 52.18.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Exelixis, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of new medicines with the potential to enhance care and outcomes for people with cancer. It focuses on advancing cabozantinib, an inhibitor of multiple tyrosine kinases, including MET, AXL, and VEGF receptors, which has shown clinical anti-tumor activity in approximately 20 forms of cancer and is the subject of a broad clinical development program. The company has received regulatory approval for two separate formulations of cabozantinib for the treatment of certain forms of kidney and thyroid cancer and marketed as CABOMETYX tablets in the United States and COMETRIQ capsules in the United States and European Union respectively. It also offers COTELLIC (cobimetinib), a selective inhibitor of MEK, in the United States and European Union; and is being evaluated for further potential indications by Roche and Genentech under collaboration with Exelixis. Exelixis, Inc. has collaboration and license agreements with Ipsen Pharma SAS, Genentech, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Sanofi, Merck, and Daiichi Sankyo Company Limited for the development and commercialization of various compounds and programs. The company was formerly known as Exelixis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and changed its name to Exelixis, Inc. in February 2000. Exelixis, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) shares were down in last trading by -0.27% to $104.04. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.86% over the past week and grew 8.03% in the past month. It is currently trading 8.02% above its 50 day moving average and 16.8% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.42% decrease in value from its one year high of $106.62. The RSI indicator value of 63, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. It offers freight transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive products, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash. The company also provides transportation services for coal and petroleum coke; industrial products consisting of construction products, minerals, consumer goods, metals, lumber, paper, and other miscellaneous products; and intermodal import and export containers and trailers. Union Pacific Corporation’s rail network includes 32,084 route miles linking the Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and eastern United States gateways. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

ARRIS International plc (ARRS) opening the day at $30.53. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.34% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.24% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $30.16 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -3.49% below its 52 week high of $31.25 and 50.42% above its 12-month low of $20.05. The shares are up by over 9.79% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 59.89 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

ARRIS International plc provides media entertainment and data communications solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Customer Premises Equipment and Network & Cloud. The Customer Premises Equipment segment offers various product solutions, including set-top boxes, gateways, digital subscriber lines and cable modems, and embedded multimedia terminal adapters and voice/data modems that enable service providers to offer voice, video, and high-speed data services to residential and business subscribers. The Network & Cloud segment provides cable modem termination system, converged cable access platform, multichannel video programming distributors, programmer equipment, Ad insertion technologies, and equipment in the ground or on transmission poles, as well as equipment used to initiate the distribution of content-carrying signals. This segment also offers technical support, professional services, and systems integration capabilities; software products that enable providers to deliver user experiences; multiscreen recommendations, offer management, and advertising services; network management products that collect information from the broadband network; and workforce management solutions enabling service providers to efficiently manage and dispatch field technicians, as well as network surveillance and issue correlation software and services. The company was formerly known as ARRIS Group, Inc. and changed its name to ARRIS International plc in January 2016. ARRIS International plc was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia.

 

Stocks in Focus: ARRIS International plc (ARRS), Virgin America Inc. (VA), New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ)

ARRIS International plc (ARRS) had a active trading with around 3.02M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.6M. The stock traded at the price of $29.99 with 3.84% change on the day. The Suwanee Georgia 30024 based company is currently trading 49.58% above its 52 week low of $20.05 and -8.09% below its 52 week high of $32. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 61 and $34.88 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

ARRIS International plc provides media entertainment and data communications solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Customer Premises Equipment and Network & Cloud. The Customer Premises Equipment segment offers various product solutions, including set-top boxes, gateways, digital subscriber lines and cable modems, and embedded multimedia terminal adapters and voice/data modems that enable service providers to offer voice, video, and high-speed data services to residential and business subscribers. The Network & Cloud segment provides cable modem termination system, converged cable access platform, multichannel video programming distributors, programmer equipment, Ad insertion technologies, and equipment in the ground or on transmission poles, as well as equipment used to initiate the distribution of content-carrying signals. This segment also offers technical support, professional services, and systems integration capabilities; software products that enable providers to deliver user experiences; multiscreen recommendations, offer management, and advertising services; network management products that collect information from the broadband network; and workforce management solutions enabling service providers to efficiently manage and dispatch field technicians, as well as network surveillance and issue correlation software and services. The company was formerly known as ARRIS Group, Inc. and changed its name to ARRIS International plc in January 2016. ARRIS International plc was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia.

Virgin America Inc. (VA) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.26% or $0.35 to close the day at $56.8 on active trading volume of 3.01M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.07M. The Burlingame California 94010 based company has been outperforming the regional airlines group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 57.8%, compared to the industry which has advanced 12.07% over the same period. With RSI of 69.45, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $55, making it a hold for now.

Virgin America Inc. provides scheduled air travel services. The company has a fleet of 60 Airbus single-aisle aircraft consisting of 10 Airbus A319s and 50 Airbus A320s. As of December 31, 2015, it provided services to 23 airports in the United States and Mexico. The company was formerly known as Best Air Holdings, Inc., and changed its name to Virgin America Inc. in November 2005. Virgin America Inc. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Burlingame, California.

New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ) shares were up in last trading by 0.63% to $16.08. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 4.08% over the past week and grew 12.84% in the past month. It is currently trading 12.63% above its 50 day moving average and 25.64% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a 0.5% increase in value from its one year high of $16.12. The RSI indicator value of 82.55, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

New Residential Investment Corp., a real estate investment trust, focuses on investing in and managing residential mortgage related assets in the United States. It operates through Servicing Related Assets, Residential Securities and Loans, and Other Investments segments. The company invests in excess mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) on residential mortgage loans; and in servicer advances, including the basic fee component of the related MSRs. It also acquires and manages a diversified portfolio of credit sensitive real estate securities, such as non-agency and agency residential mortgage backed securities; and acquires residential mortgage loans comprising performing, non-performing, re-performing, and reverse mortgage loans. In addition, the company has an interest in a portfolio of consumer loans, including unsecured and homeowner loans. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in New York, New York.

 

Stocks in Focus: General Motors Company (GM), ARRIS International plc (ARRS), Leucadia National Corporation (LUK)

General Motors Company (GM) had a active trading with around 8.82M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 13.42M. The stock traded between $33.07 and $33.36 before closing at the price of $33.23 with -0.6% change on the day. The Detroit Michigan 48265 based company is currently trading 29.2% above its 52 week low of $26.69 and -5.51% below its 52 week high of $36.88. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 58.76 and $35.94 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

General Motors Company designs, builds, and sells cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide. The company operates through GM North America, GM Europe, GM International Operations, GM South America, and GM Financial segments. It markets its vehicles primarily under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Opel, Holden, Vauxhall, Baojun, Jiefang, and Wuling brand names. The company also sells cars and trucks to dealers for consumer retail sales, as well as to fleet customers, including daily rental car companies, commercial fleet customers, leasing companies, and governments. In addition, it offers connected safety, security and mobility solutions, and information technology services. The company, through its subsidiary, General Motors Financial Company, Inc., provides automotive financing services. General Motors Company was founded in 1897 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

ARRIS International plc (ARRS) managed to rebound with the stock climbing -0.59% or $0.18 to close the day at $29.05 on light trading volume of 1.25M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.63M. The Suwanee Georgia 30024 based company has been outperforming the communication equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 1.55%, compared to the industry which has advanced 2.07% over the same period. With RSI of 56.55, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $34.5, making it a hold for now.

ARRIS International plc provides media entertainment and data communications solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Customer Premises Equipment and Network & Cloud. The Customer Premises Equipment segment offers various product solutions, including set-top boxes, gateways, digital subscriber lines and cable modems, and embedded multimedia terminal adapters and voice/data modems that enable service providers to offer voice, video, and high-speed data services to residential and business subscribers. The Network & Cloud segment provides cable modem termination system, converged cable access platform, multichannel video programming distributors, programmer equipment, Ad insertion technologies, and equipment in the ground or on transmission poles, as well as equipment used to initiate the distribution of content-carrying signals. This segment also offers technical support, professional services, and systems integration capabilities; software products that enable providers to deliver user experiences; multiscreen recommendations, offer management, and advertising services; network management products that collect information from the broadband network; and workforce management solutions enabling service providers to efficiently manage and dispatch field technicians, as well as network surveillance and issue correlation software and services. The company was formerly known as ARRIS Group, Inc. and changed its name to ARRIS International plc in January 2016. ARRIS International plc was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia.

Leucadia National Corporation (LUK) shares were down in last trading by -0.57% to $20.75. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 5.6% over the past week and grew 9.44% in the past month. It is currently trading 8.9% above its 50 day moving average and 18.95% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.38% decrease in value from its one year high of $21.04. The RSI indicator value of 71.74, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Leucadia National Corporation, a diversified holding company, engages in investment banking and capital markets, beef processing, manufacturing, oil and gas exploration and production, and asset management activities. Its services include equities research, sales, and trading; financing, securities lending, and other brokerage; wealth management; fixed income sales and trading; trade execution in foreign exchange, spot, forward, swap, and option contracts across currencies; equity and debt capital markets, as well as financial advisory in the areas of mergers and acquisition, restructuring, and recapitalization; equity and debt financing to companies, financial sponsors, and government entities; and investment management services to pension funds, insurance companies, and other institutional investors. The company also provides investment advisory, portfolio management, and operational services to accredited investors and qualified purchasers; and online foreign exchange trading and related services. In addition, it develops and owns residential and mixed-use real estate properties in California, New York, Florida, Virginia, South Carolina, and Maine; provides capital solutions, investment sales advisory, research, and services for multifamily and commercial properties; and purchases automobile installment contracts, as well as leases used Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Further, it processes and markets beef, beef by-products, pork, and leather; owns oil and gas properties in the Bakken field, as well as leases and develops oil and gas properties in Texas and Oklahoma; owns and operates 27 automobile dealerships; offers fixed wireless broadband services in Italy; manufactures and markets plastic netting and wood products; and mines gold and silver ores. The company was formerly known as Talcott National Corp. and changed its name to Leucadia National Corporation in June 1980. Leucadia National Corporation was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Traders Watch list: STORE Capital Corporation (STOR), Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR), ARRIS International plc (ARRS)

STORE Capital Corporation (STOR) saw its value increase by 1.01% as the stock gained $0.27 to finish the day at a closing price of $26.93. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $21.42-$31.44 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $26.51 to $27 during the day, are down by -9.35% in the past three months and up by 4.49% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.03% below its 20 day moving average and -5.11% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $32.71 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 43.7.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

STORE Capital is a privately owned real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets. It primarily invests in single-tenant properties including chain restaurants, supermarkets, drugstores and other retail, service and distribution facilities. STORE Capital is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) shares were up in last trading by 0.67% to $26.95. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.98% over the past week and fell -10.97% in the past month. It is currently trading -3.46% below its 50 day moving average and 0.06% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -26.59% decrease in value from its one year high of $37.48. The RSI indicator value of 45.35, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

ARRIS International plc (ARRS) traded within a range of $26.25 to $27.15 after opening the day at $26.58. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -11.65% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.62% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $27.01 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -17.98% below its 52 week high of $32.93 and 34.71% above its 12-month low of $20.05. The shares are down by over -1.28% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 43.97 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

ARRIS International plc provides media entertainment and data communications solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Customer Premises Equipment and Network & Cloud. The Customer Premises Equipment segment offers various product solutions, including set-top boxes, gateways, digital subscriber lines and cable modems, and embedded multimedia terminal adapters and voice/data modems that enable service providers to offer voice, video, and high-speed data services to residential and business subscribers. The Network & Cloud segment provides cable modem termination system, converged cable access platform, multichannel video programming distributors, programmer equipment, Ad insertion technologies, and equipment in the ground or on transmission poles, as well as equipment used to initiate the distribution of content-carrying signals. This segment also offers technical support, professional services, and systems integration capabilities; software products that enable providers to deliver user experiences; multiscreen recommendations, offer management, and advertising services; network management products that collect information from the broadband network; and workforce management solutions enabling service providers to efficiently manage and dispatch field technicians, as well as network surveillance and issue correlation software and services. The company was formerly known as ARRIS Group, Inc. and changed its name to ARRIS International plc in January 2016. ARRIS International plc was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia.

 

Stocks in Review: Trinity Industries Inc. (TRN), ARRIS International plc (ARRS), Matador Resources Company (MTDR)

Trinity Industries Inc. (TRN) traded within a range of $20.8 to $21.19 after opening the day at $21.1. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -10.37% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.33% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $21.08 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -23.79% below its 52 week high of $27.55 and 43.33% above its 12-month low of $14.94. The shares are down by over -9.68% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 30.57 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Trinity Industries, Inc. provides various products and services for the energy, transportation, chemical, and construction sectors in the United States and internationally. Its Rail Group segment offers railcars, including autorack, box, covered hopper, gondola, intermodal, tank, and open hopper cars; and couplers, axles, and other equipment, as well as railcar maintenance services. This segment serves railroads, leasing companies, and industrial shippers of various products. The company’s Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group segment leases tank and freight railcars to industrial shippers and railroads; and provides management, maintenance, and administrative services. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had a fleet of 76,765 owned or leased railcars. Its Construction Products Group segment offers highway products, such as guardrail, crash cushions, and other protective barriers; aggregates, including expanded shale and clay, crushed stone, sand and gravel, asphalt rock, and other products, as well as other steel products for infrastructure-related projects; and trench shields and shoring products for the construction industry. This segment offers aggregates to concrete producers; commercial, residential, and highway contractors; manufacturers of masonry products; and state and local municipalities. The company’s Energy Equipment Group segment manufactures structural wind towers; utility steel structures for electricity transmission and distribution; storage and distribution containers; cryogenic tanks; and tank heads for pressure and non-pressure vessels. Its Inland Barge Group segment provides deck barges, and open or covered hopper barges to transport grain, coal, and aggregates; and tank barges to transport chemicals and various petroleum products, as well as fiberglass reinforced lift covers for grain barges. Trinity Industries, Inc. was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

ARRIS International plc (ARRS) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.47% or $-0.39 to close the day at $26.21 on light trading volume of 1.57M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.6M. The Suwanee Georgia 30024 based company has been underperforming the communication equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -7.35%, compared to the industry which has dropped -7.23% over the same period. With RSI of 33.39, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $34.5, making it a hold for now.

ARRIS International plc provides media entertainment and data communications solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Customer Premises Equipment and Network & Cloud. The Customer Premises Equipment segment offers various product solutions, including set-top boxes, gateways, digital subscriber lines and cable modems, and embedded multimedia terminal adapters and voice/data modems that enable service providers to offer voice, video, and high-speed data services to residential and business subscribers. The Network & Cloud segment provides cable modem termination system, converged cable access platform, multichannel video programming distributors, programmer equipment, Ad insertion technologies, and equipment in the ground or on transmission poles, as well as equipment used to initiate the distribution of content-carrying signals. This segment also offers technical support, professional services, and systems integration capabilities; software products that enable providers to deliver user experiences; multiscreen recommendations, offer management, and advertising services; network management products that collect information from the broadband network; and workforce management solutions enabling service providers to efficiently manage and dispatch field technicians, as well as network surveillance and issue correlation software and services. The company was formerly known as ARRIS Group, Inc. and changed its name to ARRIS International plc in January 2016. ARRIS International plc was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia.

Matador Resources Company (MTDR) dropped $-0.31 to close the day at a new closing price of $21, a -1.45% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 88.68% above its 52 week low of $11.13. A total of 1.57M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.58M. The stock, which fluctuated between $20.77 and $21.9 during the day, currently situated -24% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -11.84% in the past one month and down by -2.78% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $26.65 and RSI of 35.58, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Matador Resources Company, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, production, and acquisition of oil and natural gas resources in the United States. The company primarily holds interests in the Wolfcamp and Bone Spring plays in the Delaware Basin in Southeast New Mexico and West Texas; the Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas; and the Haynesville shale and Cotton Valley plays in Northwest Louisiana and East Texas. As of December 31, 2015, its estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves were 85.1 million barrels of oil equivalent, including 45.6 million stock tank barrels of oil and 236.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas. The company was formerly known as Matador Holdco, Inc. and changed its name to Matador Resources Company in August 2011. Matador Resources Company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.