Stocks in Review: Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN), Teradata Corporation (TDC), NRG Yield, Inc. (NYLD)

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN) traded within a range of $17.95 to $18.2 after opening the day at $17.99. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.83% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.72% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $18.18 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -9.05% below its 52 week high of $19.99 and 23.87% above its 12-month low of $14.91. The shares are down by over -5.02% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 61.28 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates casual, upscale casual, and fine dining restaurants primarily in the United States. It operates restaurants under various concepts, including Outback Steakhouse, a casual steakhouse restaurant; Carrabba’s Italian Grill, a casual Italian restaurant; Bonefish Grill, an upscale casual seafood restaurant; and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, a contemporary steakhouse. As of June 26, 2016, the company owned and operated 1,335 restaurants and franchised 166 restaurants across 48 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam, as well as 20 countries internationally. Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

Teradata Corporation (TDC) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.1% or $0.03 to close the day at $31.59 on light trading volume of 1.28M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.6M. The Dayton Ohio 45342 based company has been outperforming the data storage devices group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 27.64%, compared to the industry which has advanced 58.67% over the same period. With RSI of 65.71, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $27.47, making it a hold for now.

Teradata Corporation provides analytic data solutions, marketing and analytic applications, and related services in the United States and internationally. Its analytic data solutions comprise software, hardware, and related business consulting and support services for data warehousing and big data analytics. The company’s products comprise Teradata Database Software that delivers near real-time intelligence; Teradata Workload-Specific Platforms; Teradata Aster Analytics Discovery Platform, which is pre-configured with Teradata Aster Database; Teradata Portfolio for Hadoop; and Teradata QueryGrid that provides access to analytics to various processing engines. It also provides Teradata Integrated Marketing Applications, which help organizations in managing marketing workflows, budget allocation, leads, analytics, and digital assets. In addition, the company provides business consulting services; technology and implementation services; cloud services; and management services for data integration, data warehouse, discovery, Hadoop, and business intelligence environments. Further, it offers customer support services, such as installation, maintenance, monitoring, back-up, and recovery services; training services; and marketing services. The company serves various industries comprising banking/financial services, communications, energy, government, insurance and healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, retail, travel and transportation logistics, and utilities. It has strategic partnerships with Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deloitte, IBM Global Business Services, and Wipro Limited. Teradata Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.

NRG Yield, Inc. (NYLD) gained $0.05 to close the day at a new closing price of $17.8, a 0.28% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 67.52% above its 52 week low of $11.75. A total of 1.27M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 541.77K. The stock, which fluctuated between $17.35 and $18.2 during the day, currently situated -2.02% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 7.23% in the past one month and up by 18.15% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $19.38 and RSI of 66.59, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

NRG Yield, Inc., through its subsidiaries, acquires, owns, and operates contracted renewable and conventional generation, and thermal infrastructure assets in the United States. As of December 31, 2015, it had contracted renewable and conventional generation portfolio of 4,435 net megawatt (MW). The company also owns thermal infrastructure assets with an aggregate steam and chilled water capacity of 1,315 net MW thermal equivalents, and electric generation capacity of 124 net MW. Its thermal infrastructure assets provide steam, hot water and/or chilled water, and electricity to commercial businesses, universities, hospitals, and governmental units. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey. NRG Yield, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc.

 

Stocks To Track: Oceaneering International, Inc. (OII), Dana Incorporated (DAN), Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN)

Oceaneering International, Inc. (OII) climbed 0.63% during last trading as the stock added $0.17 to finish the day at $27.22 with about 1.44M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.59M. The $2.67B market cap company, which fluctuated between $26.85 and $27.48 during the day, currently situated 21.84% above its 52 week low of $22.47 and -24.49% away from its one year high of $36.92. The RSI of 42.3 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Oceaneering International, Inc. provides engineered services and products to the offshore oil and gas industry worldwide. The company’s Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) segment offers submersible vehicles for drilling support in the oil and gas industry; and drill support, vessel-based inspection, maintenance and repair, installation and construction support, pipeline inspection and surveys, and subsea production facility operation and maintenance services. As of December 31, 2015, this segment owned a fleet of 315 ROVs. Its Subsea Products segment constructs various subsea hardware products comprising subsea umbilicals utilizing thermoplastic hoses and steel tubes; tooling, and ROV tooling and subsea work packages; production control equipment; installation and workover control systems; clamp connectors; pipeline connectors and repair systems; subsea and topside control valves; and subsea chemical injection valves. The company’s Subsea Projects segment performs subsea oilfield hardware installation and inspection, maintenance, and repair services; serves deepwater projects and shallow water projects; and performs subsea intervention and hardware installation services, such as subsea well tie-backs, pipeline/flow line tie-ins and repairs, pipeline crossings, umbilical and other subsea equipment installations, and subsea intervention, as well as inspection, maintenance, and repair services. Its Asset Integrity segment offers asset integrity services to enhance the reliability and safety of their facilities onshore and offshore, as well as third-party inspections to customers in the oil and gas, petrochemical, and power generation industries; and first-pass integrity evaluation and assessment, and nondestructive testing services. The company’s Advanced Technologies segment offers project management, engineering services, and equipment for applications in non-oilfield markets. Oceaneering International, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Dana Incorporated (DAN) gained $0.13 to close the day at a new closing price of $19.71, a 0.66% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 102.76% above its 52 week low of $9.8. A total of 1.43M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.57M. The stock, which fluctuated between $19.52 and $19.9 during the day, currently situated -4.41% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.34% in the past one month and up by 25.46% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $20.6 and RSI of 49.05, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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/propshafts, 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.

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN) had a active trading with around 1.43M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.37M. The stock traded between $17.97 and $18.41 before closing at the price of $18 with -1.42% change on the day. The Tampa Florida 33607 based company is currently trading 22.65% above its 52 week low of $14.91 and -9.95% below its 52 week high of $19.99. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 58.42 and $20.4 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates casual, upscale casual, and fine dining restaurants primarily in the United States. It operates restaurants under various concepts, including Outback Steakhouse, a casual steakhouse restaurant; Carrabba’s Italian Grill, a casual Italian restaurant; Bonefish Grill, an upscale casual seafood restaurant; and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, a contemporary steakhouse. As of June 26, 2016, the company owned and operated 1,335 restaurants and franchised 166 restaurants across 48 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam, as well as 20 countries internationally. Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

 

Stocks on the Move: Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN), Triangle Petroleum Corporation (TPLM), KB Home (KBH)

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 2.1% or $0.37 to close the day at $17.95 on active trading volume of 1.52M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.42M. The Tampa Florida 33607 based company has been outperforming the restaurants group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 13.2%, compared to the industry which has advanced 10.08% over the same period. With RSI of 58.25, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $20.4, making it a hold for now.

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates casual, upscale casual, and fine dining restaurants primarily in the United States. It operates restaurants under various concepts, including Outback Steakhouse, a casual steakhouse restaurant; Carrabba’s Italian Grill, a casual Italian restaurant; Bonefish Grill, an upscale casual seafood restaurant; and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, a contemporary steakhouse. As of June 26, 2016, the company owned and operated 1,335 restaurants and franchised 166 restaurants across 48 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam, as well as 20 countries internationally. Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

Triangle Petroleum Corporation (TPLM) fell -5.53% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.01 to finish the day at $0.31 with about 1.5M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.85M. The $24.01M market cap company, which fluctuated between $0.2961 and $0.332 during the day, currently situated 130.27% above its 52 week low of $0.1328 and -85.71% away from its one year high of $2.14. The RSI of 54.22 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Triangle Petroleum Corporation, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. It operates in two segments, Exploration and Production, and Oilfield Services. As of January 31, 2016, the company had leasehold interests in approximately 103,540 net acres in the Bakken Shale and Three Forks formations in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana. It also offers oilfield services, including hydraulic pressure pumping, wireline, perforating, pump rental, workover, and other complementary services, as well as midstream services. The company was formerly known as Peloton Resources Inc. and changed its name to Triangle Petroleum Corporation in May 2005. Triangle Petroleum Corporation was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

KB Home (KBH) saw its value increase by 0.43% as the stock gained $0.07 to finish the day at a closing price of $16.32. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $9.74-$17.38 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $16.06 to $16.36 during the day, are up by 11.26% in the past three months and up by 5.56% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.89% below its 20 day moving average and -0.19% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $16.92 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 45.86. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

KB Home operates as a homebuilding company in the United States. It builds and sells various homes, including attached and detached single-family residential homes, townhomes, and condominiums primarily for first-time, move-up, and active adult homebuyers. The company also provides property and casualty insurance, as well as earthquake, flood, and personal property insurance to its homebuyers; title services; and mortgage banking services, including residential mortgage loan originations to its homebuyers. It has operations in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, The company was formerly known as Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation and changed its name to KB Home in January 2001. KB Home was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (HPP), BioScrip, Inc. (BIOS), Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN)

Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (HPP) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.01% or $-0.36 to close the day at $35.39 on light trading volume of 1.15M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.48M. The Los Angeles California 90025 based company has been outperforming the reit – office group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 43.01%, compared to the industry which has advanced 30.52% over the same period. With RSI of 50.56, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $39.2, making it a hold for now.

Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. operates as a vertically integrated real estate trust (REIT) in the United States. It engages in owning, operating, and acquiring office, and media and entertainment properties primarily in Northern and Southern California in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and the East Bay. As of March 31, 2011, it owned a portfolio of 15 office properties; and 2 media and entertainment properties in California comprising approximately 4.4 million square feet. The company has elected to be treated as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal income tax, provided it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. The company is based in Los Angeles, California.

BioScrip, Inc. (BIOS) grew with the stock adding 1.5% or $0.02 to close at $1.35 on light trading volume of 1.15M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.12M. The Denver Colorado 80202 based company operating under the Home Health Care industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -24.58% down for the period and up by 29.81% so far this year. With price target of $2.5 and a 37.76% rebound from 52-week low, BioScrip, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

BioScrip, Inc. provides home infusion services in the United States. The company engages in the preparation, delivery, administration, and clinical monitoring of pharmaceutical treatments that are administered to a patient through intravenous, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intra-spinal, and enteral methods. It is primarily involved in the intravenous administration of medications to treat a range of acute and chronic conditions, such as infections, nutritional deficiencies, immunologic and neurologic disorders, cancer, pain, and palliative care. BioScrip, Inc. offers its services at patient’s homes, outpatient clinics, nursing facilities, physician’s offices, and ambulatory infusion centers. The company markets and sells its products and services through sales and marketing representatives, payor relationships, and other government programs. BioScrip, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.29% or $0.05 to close the day at $17.04 on lower than average trading volume of 1.15M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.53M. The Tampa Florida 33607 based company has been outperforming the restaurants companies by 1.1154% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -5.49% YTD, versus the restaurants industry which is up 6.69% for the same period. The RSI of 38.7 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates casual, upscale casual, and fine dining restaurants primarily in the United States. It operates restaurants under various concepts, including Outback Steakhouse, a casual steakhouse restaurant; Carrabba’s Italian Grill, a casual Italian restaurant; Bonefish Grill, an upscale casual seafood restaurant; and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, a contemporary steakhouse. As of June 26, 2016, the company owned and operated 1,335 restaurants and franchised 166 restaurants across 48 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam, as well as 20 countries internationally. Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

 

Investor’s Alert: Rent-A-Center, Inc. (RCII), TCF Financial Corporation (TCB), Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN)

Rent-A-Center, Inc. (RCII) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.68% or $-0.14 to close the day at $8.19 on lower than average trading volume of 1.38M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.41M. The Plano Texas 75024 based company has been outperforming the rental & leasing services companies by -12.6509% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -26.68% YTD, versus the rental & leasing services industry which is up 8.63% for the same period. The RSI of 24.01 indicates the stock is oversold at the current levels, buy for now.

Rent-A-Center, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, leases household durable goods to customers on a rent-to-own basis. The company operates through four segments: Core U.S., Acceptance Now, Mexico, and Franchising. It offers durable products, such as consumer electronics; appliances; computers, including tablets; smartphones; and furniture, including accessories under rental purchase agreements. The company also provides merchandise on an installment sales basis; and offers the rent-to-own transaction to consumers who do not qualify for financing from the traditional retailer through kiosks within retailer’s locations. It operates retail installment sales stores under the Get It Now and Home Choice names; and rent-to-own and franchised rent-to-own stores under the Rent-A-Centre, ColorTyme, and RimTyme names. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned and operated approximately 2,672 stores in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, including 45 retail installment sales stores; 1,444 Acceptance Now kiosk locations in 40 states and Puerto Rico; 532 Acceptance Now direct locations; and 143 stores in Mexico, as well as franchised 227 rent-to-own stores in 31 states under the Rent-A-Center, ColorTyme, and RimTyme names. Rent-A-Center, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

TCF Financial Corporation (TCB) had a light trading with around 1.38M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.6M. The stock traded between $19 and $19.26 before closing at the price of $19.16 with 0.16% change on the day. The Wayzata Minnesota 55391 based company is currently trading 87.77% above its 52 week low of $10.37 and -4.34% below its 52 week high of $20.03. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 53.4 and $19.67 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

TCF Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for TCF National Bank that provides various financial products and services in the United States and Canada. It operates through Lending, Funding, and Support Services segments. The Lending segment offers consumer loans for personal, family, and household purposes, such as home purchases, debt consolidation, and financing of home improvements. This segment also provides loans secured by personal property, as well as unsecured personal loans; commercial real estate and business lending products, including multi-family housing, warehouse and industrial buildings, office buildings, health care facilities, retail services, and commercial real estate construction loans; lease and equipment finance services for specialty vehicles, construction, golf cart and turf, medical, manufacturing, and technology and data processing markets; and inventory and auto finance services. The Funding segment provides deposit products, including free checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, and retirement savings plan accounts. This segment also offers treasury services, such as investment and borrowing portfolios, as well as management of capital, debt, and market risks, including interest rate and liquidity risks. As of December 31, 2015, the company had 155 branches in Illinois, 99 in Minnesota, 53 in Michigan, 34 in Colorado, 24 in Wisconsin, 7 in Arizona, 2 in South Dakota, and a branch in Indiana. TCF Financial Corporation was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Wayzata, Minnesota.

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN) traded within a range of $16.87 to $17.22 after opening the day at $16.98. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -5.38% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.35% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $17.06 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -14.66% below its 52 week high of $19.99 and 16.24% above its 12-month low of $14.91. The shares are down by over -0.05% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 36.51 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates casual, upscale casual, and fine dining restaurants primarily in the United States. It operates restaurants under various concepts, including Outback Steakhouse, a casual steakhouse restaurant; Carrabba’s Italian Grill, a casual Italian restaurant; Bonefish Grill, an upscale casual seafood restaurant; and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, a contemporary steakhouse. As of June 26, 2016, the company owned and operated 1,335 restaurants and franchised 166 restaurants across 48 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam, as well as 20 countries internationally. Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

 

Stocks on Trader’s Radar: The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN), Yelp Inc. (YELP), Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN)

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.18% or $0.07 to close the day at $39.9 on active trading volume of 1.46M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.38M. The Lake Success New York 11042 based company has been outperforming the food wholesale group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 9.32%, compared to the industry which has advanced 34.77% over the same period. With RSI of 59.91, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $44, making it a hold for now.

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells organic and natural products in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Europe. Its grocery products include infant formula; infant, toddler, and kids foods; diapers and wipes; rice and grain-based products; flour and baking mixes; breads, hot and cold cereals, pasta, condiments, cooking and culinary oils, granolas, granola bars, and cereal bars; canned, chilled fresh, aseptic, and instant soups; Greek-style yogurt; chilies and packaged grains; and chocolates and nut butters, as well as plant-based beverages and frozen desserts, such as soy, rice, almond, and coconut. The company’s grocery products also comprise juices, hot-eating, chilled and frozen desserts, cookies, crackers, gluten-free frozen entrees and bars, frozen pastas and ethnic meals, frozen fruits and vegetables, cut fresh fruits, refrigerated and frozen soy protein meat-alternative products, tofu, seitan and tempeh products, jams, fruit spreads and jelly, honey, marmalade, and other food products. In addition, it provides snack products, such as potato, root vegetable, and other vegetable chips, as well as straws, tortilla chips, whole grain chips, pita chips, puffs, and popcorn; specialty teas, including herbal, green, black, wellness, rooibos, and chai tea lattes; ready-to-drink beverages comprising organic kombucha and chai tea lattes; personal care products consisting of skin, hair and oral care, deodorants, baby care items, acne treatment, body washes, and sunscreens; and poultry and protein products, such as turkey and chicken products. The company sells its products through specialty and natural food distributors, supermarkets, natural food stores, mass-market and e-commerce retailers, food service channels and club, and drug and convenience stores in approximately 70 countries worldwide. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Lake Success, New York.

Yelp Inc. (YELP) climbed 0.61% during last trading as the stock added $0.25 to finish the day at $40.94 with about 1.45M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.3M. The $3.19B market cap company, which fluctuated between $40.5 and $41.44 during the day, currently situated 181.76% above its 52 week low of $14.53 and -5.58% away from its one year high of $43.36. The RSI of 68.51 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Yelp Inc. operates a platform that connects people with local businesses primarily in the United States. Its platform covers various local business categories, including restaurants, shopping, beauty and fitness, arts, entertainment and events, home and local services, health, nightlife, travel and hotel, auto, and others categories. The company provides free and paid business listing services to businesses of various sizes, as well as enables businesses to deliver targeted search advertising to large local audiences through its Website and mobile app. It also provides other services, including Yelp platform, which allows consumers to transact directly on Yelp; Yelp deals that allow local business owners to create promotional discounted deals for their products and services; and gift certificates products for local business owners to sell full-price gift certificates directly to customers. The company’s Yelp platform enables consumers to complete food delivery transactions, book spa and salon appointments, order flowers, make winery reservations, and others. It also serves customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN) saw its value decrease by -2.47% as the stock dropped $-0.44 to finish the day at a closing price of $17.35. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $14.91-$19.99 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $17.28 to $17.99 during the day, are up by 2.48% in the past three months and down by -4.75% over the past six months. It is currently trading -4.87% below its 20 day moving average and -6.21% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $20.9 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 35.4. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates casual, upscale casual, and fine dining restaurants primarily in the United States. It operates restaurants under various concepts, including Outback Steakhouse, a casual steakhouse restaurant; Carrabba’s Italian Grill, a casual Italian restaurant; Bonefish Grill, an upscale casual seafood restaurant; and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, a contemporary steakhouse. As of June 26, 2016, the company owned and operated 1,335 restaurants and franchised 166 restaurants across 48 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam, as well as 20 countries internationally. Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

 

Trader’s Round Up: PPL Corporation (PPL), Amgen Inc. (AMGN), Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN)

PPL Corporation (PPL) retreated with the stock falling -1.53% or $-0.51 to close at $32.81 on light trading volume of 3.22M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.89M. The Allentown Pennsylvania 18101 based company operating under the Electric Utilities industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 0.89% up for the period and down by -0.83% so far this year. With price target of $36.6 and a 5.18% rebound from 52-week low, PPL Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

PPL Corporation, a utility company, delivers electricity and natural gas in the United States and the United Kingdom. It serves 322,000 natural gas and 403,000 electric customers in Louisville and adjacent areas in Kentucky; 543,000 customers in central, southeastern, and western Kentucky; and approximately 28,000 customers in 5 counties in southwestern Virginia, and fewer than 10 customers in Tennessee. The company also provides electric delivery services to approximately 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania; and operates 4 electricity distribution networks in the United Kingdom, as well as delivers natural gas to customers in Kentucky; generates electricity from power plants in Kentucky; and sells wholesale electricity to 11 municipalities in Kentucky. In addition, it provides finance for the operations of PPL and subsidiaries. PPL Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Amgen Inc. (AMGN) gained $0.7 to close the day at a new closing price of $145.03, a 0.48% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 8.52% above its 52 week low of $133.64. A total of 3.22M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.64M. The stock currently situated -17.99% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -8.15% in the past one month and down by -14.8% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $182.18 and RSI of 40.62, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Amgen Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers human therapeutics worldwide. It offers products for the treatment of illness in the areas of oncology/hematology, cardiovascular, inflammation, bone health, nephrology, and neuroscience. The company’s principal products include Neulasta, a pegylated protein to decrease the incidence of infection associated with chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia in cancer patients; NEUPOGEN, a recombinant-methionyl human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor for reducing the incidence of infection for patients with non-myeloid malignancies; and Enbrel to treat rheumatoid arthritis, plaque psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis. Its principal products also comprise EPOGEN to treat a lower-than-normal number of red blood cells caused by chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients on dialysis; Aranesp for treating anemia; XGEVA for the prevention of skeletal-related events; Prolia to treat postmenopausal women with osteoporosis; Repatha for the treatment of high cholesterol; and Sensipar/Mimpara products for use in the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in CKD patients on dialysis. The company’s other marketed products include Kyprolis, a proteasome inhibitor to treat patients with multiple myeloma and small-cell lung cancer; Nplate, a thrombopoietic compound; Vectibix, a human monoclonal antibody; and BLINCYTO for the treatment of patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It also develops various products that are in various clinical trials. The company serves pharmaceutical wholesale distributors; and physicians or their clinics, dialysis centers, hospitals, and pharmacies, as well as consumers. It has collaborative agreements with Xencor, Inc; UCB; Novartis AG; Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc; Advaxis, Inc.; Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.; and Nuevolution AB. Amgen Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California.

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN) shares were up in last trading by 1.33% to $19.75. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 5.22% over the past week and grew 15.71% in the past month. It is currently trading 11.94% above its 50 day moving average and 10.09% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.2% decrease in value from its one year high of $19.99. The RSI indicator value of 72.42, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates casual, upscale casual, and fine dining restaurants primarily in the United States. It operates restaurants under various concepts, including Outback Steakhouse, a casual steakhouse restaurant; Carrabba’s Italian Grill, a casual Italian restaurant; Bonefish Grill, an upscale casual seafood restaurant; and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, a contemporary steakhouse. As of June 26, 2016, the company owned and operated 1,335 restaurants and franchised 166 restaurants across 48 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam, as well as 20 countries internationally. Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

 

Trader’s Round Up: PPL Corporation (PPL), Amgen Inc. (AMGN), Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN)

PPL Corporation (PPL) retreated with the stock falling -1.53% or $-0.51 to close at $32.81 on light trading volume of 3.22M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.89M. The Allentown Pennsylvania 18101 based company operating under the Electric Utilities industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 0.89% up for the period and down by -0.83% so far this year. With price target of $36.6 and a 5.18% rebound from 52-week low, PPL Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

PPL Corporation, a utility company, delivers electricity and natural gas in the United States and the United Kingdom. It serves 322,000 natural gas and 403,000 electric customers in Louisville and adjacent areas in Kentucky; 543,000 customers in central, southeastern, and western Kentucky; and approximately 28,000 customers in 5 counties in southwestern Virginia, and fewer than 10 customers in Tennessee. The company also provides electric delivery services to approximately 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania; and operates 4 electricity distribution networks in the United Kingdom, as well as delivers natural gas to customers in Kentucky; generates electricity from power plants in Kentucky; and sells wholesale electricity to 11 municipalities in Kentucky. In addition, it provides finance for the operations of PPL and subsidiaries. PPL Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Amgen Inc. (AMGN) gained $0.7 to close the day at a new closing price of $145.03, a 0.48% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 8.52% above its 52 week low of $133.64. A total of 3.22M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.64M. The stock, which fluctuated between $142.84 and $145.17 during the day, currently situated -17.99% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -8.15% in the past one month and down by -14.8% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $182.18 and RSI of 40.62, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Amgen Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers human therapeutics worldwide. It offers products for the treatment of illness in the areas of oncology/hematology, cardiovascular, inflammation, bone health, nephrology, and neuroscience. The company’s principal products include Neulasta, a pegylated protein to decrease the incidence of infection associated with chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia in cancer patients; NEUPOGEN, a recombinant-methionyl human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor for reducing the incidence of infection for patients with non-myeloid malignancies; and Enbrel to treat rheumatoid arthritis, plaque psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis. Its principal products also comprise EPOGEN to treat a lower-than-normal number of red blood cells caused by chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients on dialysis; Aranesp for treating anemia; XGEVA for the prevention of skeletal-related events; Prolia to treat postmenopausal women with osteoporosis; Repatha for the treatment of high cholesterol; and Sensipar/Mimpara products for use in the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in CKD patients on dialysis. The company’s other marketed products include Kyprolis, a proteasome inhibitor to treat patients with multiple myeloma and small-cell lung cancer; Nplate, a thrombopoietic compound; Vectibix, a human monoclonal antibody; and BLINCYTO for the treatment of patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It also develops various products that are in various clinical trials. The company serves pharmaceutical wholesale distributors; and physicians or their clinics, dialysis centers, hospitals, and pharmacies, as well as consumers. It has collaborative agreements with Xencor, Inc; UCB; Novartis AG; Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc; Advaxis, Inc.; Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.; and Nuevolution AB. Amgen Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California.

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN) shares were up in last trading by 1.33% to $19.75. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 5.22% over the past week and grew 15.71% in the past month. It is currently trading 11.94% above its 50 day moving average and 10.09% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.2% decrease in value from its one year high of $19.99. The RSI indicator value of 72.42, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates casual, upscale casual, and fine dining restaurants primarily in the United States. It operates restaurants under various concepts, including Outback Steakhouse, a casual steakhouse restaurant; Carrabba’s Italian Grill, a casual Italian restaurant; Bonefish Grill, an upscale casual seafood restaurant; and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, a contemporary steakhouse. As of June 26, 2016, the company owned and operated 1,335 restaurants and franchised 166 restaurants across 48 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam, as well as 20 countries internationally. Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN), Nutanix, Inc. (NTNX), Kite Pharma, Inc. (KITE)

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN) grew with the stock adding 1% or $0.19 to close at $19.19 on active trading volume of 1.3M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.23M. The Tampa Florida 33607 based company operating under the Restaurants industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 13.88% up for the period and up by 15.43% so far this year. With price target of $20.6 and a 30.76% rebound from 52-week low, Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates casual, upscale casual, and fine dining restaurants primarily in the United States. It operates restaurants under various concepts, including Outback Steakhouse, a casual steakhouse restaurant; Carrabba’s Italian Grill, a casual Italian restaurant; Bonefish Grill, an upscale casual seafood restaurant; and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, a contemporary steakhouse. As of June 26, 2016, the company owned and operated 1,335 restaurants and franchised 166 restaurants across 48 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam, as well as 20 countries internationally. Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

Nutanix, Inc. (NTNX) had a light trading with around 1.3M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.26M. The stock traded between $33.11 and $34.96 before closing at the price of $33.66 with -2.97% change on the day. The San Jose California 95110 based company is currently trading 45.65% above its 52 week low of $23.11 and -28.05% below its 52 week high of $46.78. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $32.25 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Nutanix, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides enterprise cloud platform solutions that converge traditional silos of server, virtualization, and storage into one integrated solution. The company’s software products include Acropolis that delivers performance distributed storage and application mobility solutions; and Prism, which delivers integrated virtualization and infrastructure management, operational analytics, and one-click administration solutions. Its solutions address a range of workloads, including enterprise applications, databases, virtual desktop infrastructure, unified communications, and big data analytics. The company serves customers in a range of industries, including automotive, consumer goods, education, energy, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, media, public sector, retail, technology, and telecommunications. It also sells its services to service providers who utilize its platform to provide various cloud-based services to their customers. The company has operations throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa. Nutanix, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Kite Pharma, Inc. (KITE) saw its value increase by 3.63% as the stock gained $1.88 to finish the day at a closing price of $53.68. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $38.41-$87.5 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $52.18 to $54.4 during the day, are down by -11.02% in the past three months and up by 11.37% over the past six months. It is currently trading 14.38% above its 20 day moving average and 4.87% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $74.73 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 62.52.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

 

Stocks In Queue: Ametek Inc. (AME), MetLife, Inc. (MET), Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN)

Ametek Inc. (AME) fell -1.27% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.61 to finish the day at $47.46 with about 2.03M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.94M. The $11.01B market cap company, which fluctuated between $47.44 and $48.16 during the day, currently situated 11.46% above its 52 week low of $42.82 and -16.13% away from its one year high of $57. The RSI of 60.33 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

AMETEK, Inc. manufactures and sells electronic instruments and electromechanical devices worldwide. The company’s Electronic Instruments Group segment provides advanced instruments for the process, aerospace, power, and industrial markets; process and analytical instruments for the oil, gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and factory automation markets; instruments for the laboratory equipment, ultra precision manufacturing, medical, and test and measurement markets; and vision systems for surface inspection. This segment also offers aircraft and engine sensors, monitoring systems, power instruments, data acquisition units, and fuel and fluid measurement systems for the aerospace industry; power quality monitoring and metering devices, industrial battery chargers, uninterruptible power supplies, programmable power and electrical test equipment, and gas turbine sensors; and dashboard instruments for heavy trucks and other vehicles, as well as timing controls and cooking computers for the food service industry. Its Electromechanical Group segment provides electrical interconnects, specialty metals, thermal management systems, and floor care and specialty motors; precision motion control products for data storage, medical devices, business equipment, factory automation, and other applications; engineered electrical connectors and packaging products to protect sensitive electronic devices; and metal tubing products. This segment also offers high-purity metals, metal strips, shaped wires, and advanced composites for various industrial applications; and motors used in commercial appliances, fitness equipment, food and beverage machines, hydraulic pumps, industrial blowers, and vacuum cleaners, as well as operates a network of aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul facilities. The company sells its products through direct sales force, sales representatives, and distributors. AMETEK, Inc. was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania.

MetLife, Inc. (MET) dropped $-0.69 to close the day at a new closing price of $53.78, a -1.27% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 57.86% above its 52 week low of $35. A total of 6.95M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.22M. The stock, which fluctuated between $53.26 and $54.24 during the day, currently situated -2.75% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 15.92% in the past one month and up by 34.05% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $51.31 and RSI of 77.31, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

MetLife, Inc. provides life insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management products in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. It operates in six segments: Retail; Group, Voluntary & Worksite Benefits; Corporate Benefit Funding; Latin America; Asia; and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company provides variable, universal, term, and whole life products; individual disability income products; personal lines property and casualty insurance, including private passenger automobile, homeowners, and personal excess liability insurance; and variable and fixed annuities for asset accumulation and distribution needs, as well as mutual funds and other securities products. It also offers group insurance products, such as variable, universal, and term life products; dental, group short- and long-term disability, and accidental death and dismemberment coverages; and voluntary and worksite products consisting of personal lines property and casualty insurance, as well as LTC, prepaid legal plans, and critical illness products. In addition, the company provides annuity and investment products comprising guaranteed interest products and other stable value products, income annuities, and separate account contracts for the investment management of defined benefit and defined contribution plan assets; and structured settlements and products to fund postretirement benefits and company-, bank- or trust-owned life insurance, as well as health insurance, group medical, credit insurance, endowment, retirement, and savings products. It serves individuals and corporations, as well as other institutions and their employees. The company sells its products through sales forces, third-party organizations, independent agents, and property and casualty specialists, as well as through career agency, bancassurance, direct marketing, brokerage, and e-commerce channels. MetLife, Inc. was founded in 1863 and is based in New York, New York.

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN) had a active trading with around 2.07M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.22M. The stock traded  at the price of $18.77 with -1.26% change on the day. The Tampa Florida 33607 based company is currently trading 27.89% above its 52 week low of $14.91 and -6.1% below its 52 week high of $19.99. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 62.89 and $20.6 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates casual, upscale casual, and fine dining restaurants primarily in the United States. It operates restaurants under various concepts, including Outback Steakhouse, a casual steakhouse restaurant; Carrabba’s Italian Grill, a casual Italian restaurant; Bonefish Grill, an upscale casual seafood restaurant; and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, a contemporary steakhouse. As of June 26, 2016, the company owned and operated 1,335 restaurants and franchised 166 restaurants across 48 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam, as well as 20 countries internationally. Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.