Trader Alert: Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD), Fitbit, Inc. (FIT), Intersil Corporation (ISIL)

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) grew with the stock adding 1.94% or $0.29 to close at $15.23 on active trading volume of 6.62M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.89M. The Brentwood Tennessee 37027 based company operating under the Long-Term Care Facilities industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 11.58% up for the period and up by 22.62% so far this year. With price target of $16.29 and a 43% rebound from 52-week low, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. owns and operates senior living communities in the United States. It operates through five segments: Retirement Centers, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Centers (CCRCs) – Rental, Brookdale Ancillary Services, and Management Services. The Retirement Centers segment owns or leases communities comprising independent living and assisted living units in a single community that are primarily designed for middle to upper income senior citizens. The Assisted Living segment owns or leases communities consisting of freestanding, multi-story communities, and freestanding single story communities, which offer housing and 24-hour assistance with activities of daily life to mid-acuity frail and elderly residents. This segment also operates memory care communities for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The CCRCs – Rental segment owns or leases communities that offer various living arrangements and services to accommodate various levels of physical ability and health. The Brookdale Ancillary Services segment provides outpatient therapy, home health, and hospice services to residents of its communities, as well as to other senior living communities. The Management Services segment operates communities under the management agreements. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 130 retirement center communities with 24,486 units; 915 assisted living communities with 62,567 units; and 78 CCRCs with 21,367 units, as well as owned or leased 959 communities with 81,067 units and provided management services with respect to 164 communities with 27,353 units for third parties or unconsolidated ventures. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Fitbit, Inc. (FIT) gained $0.07 to close the day at a new closing price of $5.93, a 1.19% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 5.52% above its 52 week low of $5.62. A total of 6.6M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 11.13M. The stock, which fluctuated between $5.86 and $5.95 during the day, currently situated -68.54% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -19.54% in the past one month and down by -37.05% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $8 and RSI of 35.47, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Fitbit, Inc. provides wearable health and fitness tracking devices. It offers various products, including Fitbit Zip, an entry-level wireless tracker that allows users to track daily activity statistics, such as steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes; Fitbit One, a clippable wireless tracker, which tracks floors climbed and sleep, as well as daily steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes; Fitbit Flex, a wristband-style tracker that tracks steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, and sleep; and Fitbit Charge, an activity and sleep wristband, which tracks steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, floors climbed, and sleep. The company also provides Fitbit Alta, a customizable wristband that offers call, text, and calendar notifications when paired with the user’s phone and SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition; and Fitbit Charge HR, a wireless heart rate and activity wristband. In addition, it offers Fitbit Blaze, a smart fitness watch that provides multi-sport functionality, tracks outdoor cycling activity, and provides run cues; Fitbit Surge, a fitness watch that features a GPS watch, heart rate tracker, activity tracker, and smartwatch; Aria, a Wi-Fi connected scale that tracks weight, body fat percentage, and body mass index; and Fitbit accessories that include bands and frames for Fitbit Blaze, bands for Fitbit Alta, colored bands for Fitbit Flex, colored clips for Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip, device charging cables, wireless sync dongles, band clasps, sleep bands, and Fitbit apparel. The company offers its products through consumer electronics and specialty retailers, e-Commerce retailers, sporting goods and outdoors retailers, and wireless carriers; and corporate wellness channels, as well as directly worldwide. The company was formerly known as Healthy Metrics Research, Inc. and changed its name to Fitbit, Inc. in October 2007. Fitbit, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Intersil Corporation (ISIL) shares were up in last trading by 0.36% to $22.26. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.4% over the past week and grew 0.32% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.33% above its 50 day moving average and 20.52% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.13% decrease in value from its one year high of $22.76. The RSI indicator value of 53.41, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

 

Traders Watch list: Cerulean Pharma Inc. (CERU), Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD), Finisar Corporation (FNSR)

Cerulean Pharma Inc. (CERU) saw its value increase by 18.46% as the stock gained $0.24 to finish the day at a closing price of $1.54. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $0.63-$4.33 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $1.27 to $1.56 during the day, are up by 90.12% in the past three months and down by -48.49% over the past six months. It is currently trading 63.35% above its 20 day moving average and 83.18% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $5.5 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 76.76.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Cerulean Pharma Inc., a clinical-stage company, develops nanotechnology-based therapeutics in the areas of oncology and other diseases in the United States. The company’s lead product candidate is CRLX101, a tumor targeted nanoparticle-drug conjugate (NDC), which is in Phase 2 clinical development in patients with renal cell carcinoma; and in Phase 2 and Phase 1b clinical development in patients with ovarian cancer. It is also developing CRLX301, a platform-generated NDC clinical candidate, which is in Phase 1/2a clinical trials. The company has a strategic collaboration with Novartis to develop nanoparticle-drug conjugates for various cancer tumor targets. The company was formerly known as Tempo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and changed its name to Cerulean Pharma Inc. in October 2008. Cerulean Pharma Inc. was incorporated in 2005 and is based in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) shares were down in last trading by -2.05% to $14.84. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.75% over the past week and fell -6.61% in the past month. It is currently trading 7.55% above its 50 day moving average and -5.73% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -23.58% decrease in value from its one year high of $19.42. The RSI indicator value of 50.79, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. owns and operates senior living communities in the United States. It operates through five segments: Retirement Centers, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Centers (CCRCs) – Rental, Brookdale Ancillary Services, and Management Services. The Retirement Centers segment owns or leases communities comprising independent living and assisted living units in a single community that are primarily designed for middle to upper income senior citizens. The Assisted Living segment owns or leases communities consisting of freestanding, multi-story communities, and freestanding single story communities, which offer housing and 24-hour assistance with activities of daily life to mid-acuity frail and elderly residents. This segment also operates memory care communities for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The CCRCs – Rental segment owns or leases communities that offer various living arrangements and services to accommodate various levels of physical ability and health. The Brookdale Ancillary Services segment provides outpatient therapy, home health, and hospice services to residents of its communities, as well as to other senior living communities. The Management Services segment operates communities under the management agreements. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 130 retirement center communities with 24,486 units; 915 assisted living communities with 62,567 units; and 78 CCRCs with 21,367 units, as well as owned or leased 959 communities with 81,067 units and provided management services with respect to 164 communities with 27,353 units for third parties or unconsolidated ventures. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Finisar Corporation (FNSR) traded within a range of $34.4 to $35.95 after opening the day at $34.44. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 18.4% so far this year. The stock was up close to 4.8% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $35.84 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -2.74% below its 52 week high of $36.85 and 194.01% above its 12-month low of $12.2. The shares are up by over 21.7% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 76.69 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Finisar Corporation provides optical subsystems and components for data communication and telecommunication applications in the United States, Malaysia, China, and internationally. Its optical subsystems primarily consist of transmitters, receivers, transceivers, transponders, and active optical cables that provide the fundamental optical-electrical or optoelectronic interface for interconnecting the electronic equipment used in communication networks, including the switches, routers, and servers used in wireline networks, as well as the antennas and base stations used in wireless networks. The company also offers wavelength selective switches, which are used to switch network traffic from one optical fiber to multiple other fibers without converting to an electronic signal. In addition, it provides optical components comprising packaged lasers, receivers, and photodetectors for data communication and telecommunication applications; and passive optical components for telecommunication applications. Finisar Corporation markets its products through its direct sales force, as well as through a network of distributors and manufacturers’ representatives to the original equipment manufacturers of storage systems, networking equipment, and telecommunication equipment, as well as to their contract manufacturers. Finisar Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: Leucadia National Corporation (LUK), Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD), Jabil Circuit, Inc. (JBL)

Leucadia National Corporation (LUK) traded within a range of $23.49 to $24.04 after opening the day at $23.54. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 2.8% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.05% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $23.9 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -2.85% below its 52 week high of $24.6 and 69.78% above its 12-month low of $14.27. The shares are up by over 27.39% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 52.16 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.85% or $0.13 to close the day at $15.42 on light trading volume of 1.58M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.94M. The Brentwood Tennessee 37027 based company has been outperforming the long-term care facilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 15.51%, compared to the industry which has advanced 75.7% over the same period. With RSI of 60.68, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $16.29, making it a hold for now.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. owns and operates senior living communities in the United States. It operates through five segments: Retirement Centers, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Centers (CCRCs) – Rental, Brookdale Ancillary Services, and Management Services. The Retirement Centers segment owns or leases communities comprising independent living and assisted living units in a single community that are primarily designed for middle to upper income senior citizens. The Assisted Living segment owns or leases communities consisting of freestanding, multi-story communities, and freestanding single story communities, which offer housing and 24-hour assistance with activities of daily life to mid-acuity frail and elderly residents. This segment also operates memory care communities for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The CCRCs – Rental segment owns or leases communities that offer various living arrangements and services to accommodate various levels of physical ability and health. The Brookdale Ancillary Services segment provides outpatient therapy, home health, and hospice services to residents of its communities, as well as to other senior living communities. The Management Services segment operates communities under the management agreements. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 130 retirement center communities with 24,486 units; 915 assisted living communities with 62,567 units; and 78 CCRCs with 21,367 units, as well as owned or leased 959 communities with 81,067 units and provided management services with respect to 164 communities with 27,353 units for third parties or unconsolidated ventures. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Jabil Circuit, Inc. (JBL) gained $0.51 to close the day at a new closing price of $24.94, a 2.09% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 50.19% above its 52 week low of $16.78. A total of 1.57M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.03M. The stock, which fluctuated between $24.48 and $24.99 during the day, currently situated -0.8% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 6.86% in the past one month and up by 17.47% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $24.4 and RSI of 75.72, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Jabil Circuit, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides electronic manufacturing services and solutions worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Electronics Manufacturing Services and Diversified Manufacturing Services. It provides electronics design, production, and product management services. The company offers electronic circuit design services, including application-specific integrated circuit design, firmware development, and rapid prototyping services, as well as designs the look and feel of the plastic and metal enclosures that comprise the electro-mechanics, such as the printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA). It also specializes in three-dimensional mechanical design comprising the analysis of electronic, electro-mechanical, and optical assemblies, as well as the provision of various industrial design, advance mechanism development, and tooling management services. In addition, the company offers computer-assisted design services consisting of PCBA design, and PCBA design validation and verification services, as well as other consulting services, which include the generation of a bill of materials, approved vendor list, and assembly equipment configuration for various PCBA designs. Further, it provides product and process validation services that comprise product system, product safety, regulatory compliance, and reliability tests, as well as manufacturing test solution development services. Additionally, the company offers systems assembly, test, direct-order fulfillment, and configure-to-order services. It provides its services to companies in the automotive, capital equipment, consumer lifestyles and wearable technologies, computing and storage, defense and aerospace, digital home, emerging growth, healthcare, industrial and energy, mobility, networking and telecommunications, packaging, point of sale, and printing industries. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida.

 

3 Notable Runners: Yelp Inc. (YELP), MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA), Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD)

Yelp Inc. (YELP) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.38% or $-0.16 to close the day at $41.69 on lower than average trading volume of 1.79M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.79M. The San Francisco California 94105 based company has been outperforming the internet information providers companies by 15.2899% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 9.34% YTD, versus the internet information providers industry which is up 7.55% for the same period. The RSI of 57.36 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.

MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) had a light trading with around 1.79M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.43M. The stock traded between $8 and $8.07 before closing at the price of $8.04 with -0.12% change on the day. The New York New York 10022 based company is currently trading 41.71% above its 52 week low of $6.17 and -0.5% below its 52 week high of $8.07. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 63.53 and $7.79 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

MFA Financial, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company invests in residential mortgage assets, including agency and non-agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS), and residential whole loans, and credit risk transfer securities. Its MBS are secured by hybrid mortgages, adjustable-rate mortgages, and 15-year and longer term fixed-rate mortgages, as well as by mortgages that have interest rates that reset more frequently. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT for the U.S. federal income tax purposes and would not be subject to income taxes, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. MFA Financial, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) traded within a range of $15.11 to $15.48 after opening the day at $15.3. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 22.95% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.07% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $15.27 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -21.37% below its 52 week high of $19.42 and 43.38% above its 12-month low of $10.65. The shares are up by over 22.16% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 59.51 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. owns and operates senior living communities in the United States. It operates through five segments: Retirement Centers, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Centers (CCRCs) – Rental, Brookdale Ancillary Services, and Management Services. The Retirement Centers segment owns or leases communities comprising independent living and assisted living units in a single community that are primarily designed for middle to upper income senior citizens. The Assisted Living segment owns or leases communities consisting of freestanding, multi-story communities, and freestanding single story communities, which offer housing and 24-hour assistance with activities of daily life to mid-acuity frail and elderly residents. This segment also operates memory care communities for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The CCRCs – Rental segment owns or leases communities that offer various living arrangements and services to accommodate various levels of physical ability and health. The Brookdale Ancillary Services segment provides outpatient therapy, home health, and hospice services to residents of its communities, as well as to other senior living communities. The Management Services segment operates communities under the management agreements. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 130 retirement center communities with 24,486 units; 915 assisted living communities with 62,567 units; and 78 CCRCs with 21,367 units, as well as owned or leased 959 communities with 81,067 units and provided management services with respect to 164 communities with 27,353 units for third parties or unconsolidated ventures. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.

 

Stocks Highlights: First Bancorp (FBP), Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (ATW), Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD)

First Bancorp (FBP) had a active trading with around 3.79M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.76M. The stock traded between $6.43 and $6.61 before closing at the price of $6.59 with 2.33% change on the day. The San Juan 00908 based company is currently trading 215.31% above its 52 week low of $2.09 and -6.52% below its 52 week high of $7.05. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 49.57 and $7.7 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

First BanCorp. operates as the bank holding company for FirstBank Puerto Rico that provides a range of financial products and services to retail, commercial, and institutional clients. Its Commercial and Corporate Banking segment offers commercial real estate and construction loans, and floor plan financings; and cash and business management services, as well as underwrites municipal securities and provides financial advisory services. The company’s Consumer (Retail) Banking segment offers auto, boat, and personal loans; credit cards; lines of credit; and deposit products comprising interest bearing and non-interest bearing checking and savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, and retail certificates of deposit, as well as engages in the finance leasing and insurance activities. Its Mortgage Banking segment is involved in the origination, sale, securitization, and servicing of various residential mortgage loan products and related hedging activities; acquisition and sale of mortgages in the secondary markets; and provision of mortgage loans purchased from other local banks and mortgage bankers. The company’s Treasury and Investments segment engages in the treasury and investment management activities, such as funding and liquidity management. Its United States Operations segment offers checking, savings, and money market accounts; and residential mortgages, home equity loans, lines of credit, and automobile loans, as well as retail certificates of deposits, Internet banking services, remote data capture, automated clearing house transactions, and commercial real estate products. The company’s Virgin Islands Operations segment is involved in the consumer, commercial lending, and deposit-taking activities. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 51 branches in Puerto Rico, 11 branches in the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands, and 10 branches in the state of Florida. The company was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (ATW) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 4.37% or $0.53 to close the day at $12.65 on light trading volume of 3.78M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.55M. The Houston Texas 77094 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas drilling & exploration group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 87.41%, compared to the industry which has advanced 90.23% over the same period. With RSI of 48.19, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $10.7, making it a hold for now.

Atwood Oceanics, Inc., an offshore drilling contractor, engages in the drilling and completion of exploratory and developmental oil and gas wells. As of November 11, 2016, it owned a fleet of 10 mobile offshore drilling units. The company operates its fleet in the United States, Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean Sea, offshore West Africa, offshore Southeast Asia, and offshore Australia. Atwood Oceanics, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) shares were down in last trading by -0.06% to $15.43. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 4.4% over the past week and grew 16.72% in the past month. It is currently trading 15.04% above its 50 day moving average and -2.64% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -20.55% decrease in value from its one year high of $19.42. The RSI indicator value of 62.69, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. owns and operates senior living communities in the United States. It operates through five segments: Retirement Centers, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Centers (CCRCs) – Rental, Brookdale Ancillary Services, and Management Services. The Retirement Centers segment owns or leases communities comprising independent living and assisted living units in a single community that are primarily designed for middle to upper income senior citizens. The Assisted Living segment owns or leases communities consisting of freestanding, multi-story communities, and freestanding single story communities, which offer housing and 24-hour assistance with activities of daily life to mid-acuity frail and elderly residents. This segment also operates memory care communities for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The CCRCs – Rental segment owns or leases communities that offer various living arrangements and services to accommodate various levels of physical ability and health. The Brookdale Ancillary Services segment provides outpatient therapy, home health, and hospice services to residents of its communities, as well as to other senior living communities. The Management Services segment operates communities under the management agreements. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 130 retirement center communities with 24,486 units; 915 assisted living communities with 62,567 units; and 78 CCRCs with 21,367 units, as well as owned or leased 959 communities with 81,067 units and provided management services with respect to 164 communities with 27,353 units for third parties or unconsolidated ventures. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.

 

Stocks Buzz: EnteroMedics Inc. (ETRM), Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD), WPX Energy, Inc. (WPX)

EnteroMedics Inc. (ETRM) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 33.23% or $2.09 to close the day at $8.38 on light trading volume of 10.26M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 12.41M. The St. Paul Minnesota 55113 based company has been outperforming the medical appliances & equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 874.42%, compared to the industry which has advanced 15.74% over the same period. With RSI of 53.67, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $140, making it a hold for now.

EnteroMedics Inc., a medical device company, focuses on the design and development of devices that use neuroblocking technology to treat obesity, metabolic diseases, and other gastrointestinal disorders. Its proprietary neuroblocking technology is designed to intermittently block the vagus nerve using electrical impulses. The company develops the Maestro Rechargeable System, which is used to limit the expansion of the stomach, control hunger sensations between meals, reduce the frequency and intensity of stomach contractions, and produce a feeling of early and prolonged fullness. It has collaboration with Mayo Clinic for the development and testing of products for the treatment of obesity. The company was formerly known as Beta Medical, Inc. and changed its name to EnteroMedics Inc. in 2003. EnteroMedics Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) grew with the stock adding 0.6% or $0.09 to close at $15.06 on light trading volume of 10.11M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.73M. The Brentwood Tennessee 37027 based company operating under the Long-Term Care Facilities industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -4.14% down for the period and up by 21.26% so far this year. With price target of $16.29 and a 41.41% rebound from 52-week low, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. owns and operates senior living communities in the United States. It operates through five segments: Retirement Centers, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Centers (CCRCs) – Rental, Brookdale Ancillary Services, and Management Services. The Retirement Centers segment owns or leases communities comprising independent living and assisted living units in a single community that are primarily designed for middle to upper income senior citizens. The Assisted Living segment owns or leases communities consisting of freestanding, multi-story communities, and freestanding single story communities, which offer housing and 24-hour assistance with activities of daily life to mid-acuity frail and elderly residents. This segment also operates memory care communities for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The CCRCs – Rental segment owns or leases communities that offer various living arrangements and services to accommodate various levels of physical ability and health. The Brookdale Ancillary Services segment provides outpatient therapy, home health, and hospice services to residents of its communities, as well as to other senior living communities. The Management Services segment operates communities under the management agreements. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 130 retirement center communities with 24,486 units; 915 assisted living communities with 62,567 units; and 78 CCRCs with 21,367 units, as well as owned or leased 959 communities with 81,067 units and provided management services with respect to 164 communities with 27,353 units for third parties or unconsolidated ventures. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.

WPX Energy, Inc. (WPX) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.29% or $-0.04 to close the day at $13.89 on lower than average trading volume of 10.04M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.4M. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74172 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas companies by 27.8347% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -4.67% YTD, versus the independent oil & gas industry which is down -3.25% for the same period. The RSI of 43.87 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

WPX Energy, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, engages in the exploitation and development of unconventional properties in the United States. Its principal areas of operation include the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, the Williston Basin in North Dakota, and the San Juan Basin in New Mexico and Colorado. As of December 31, 2014, the company had proved reserves of 583 million barrels of oil equivalent. WPX Energy, Inc. was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Antero Resources Corporation (AR), Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD), Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM)

Antero Resources Corporation (AR) saw its value decrease by -0.23% as the stock dropped $-0.06 to finish the day at a closing price of $25.84. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $21.45-$30.66 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $25.65 to $26.26 during the day, are up by 0.62% in the past three months and down by -0.19% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.58% above its 20 day moving average and 3.1% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $34.3 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 60.49.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores, and develops natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2015, the company had 569,000 net acres of oil and gas properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. It also owned and operated 182 miles of gas gathering pipelines in the Marcellus Shale; and 110 miles of low-pressure, high-pressure, and condensate pipelines in the Utica Shale. The company was formerly known as Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation and changed its name to Antero Resources Corporation in June 2013. Antero Resources Corporation was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Antero Resources Corporation is a subsidiary of Antero Resources Investment LLC.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) shares were down in last trading by -3.34% to $14.78. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -5.68% over the past week and grew 13.87% in the past month. It is currently trading 12.52% above its 50 day moving average and -7.22% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -23.89% decrease in value from its one year high of $19.42. The RSI indicator value of 54.69, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. owns and operates senior living communities in the United States. It operates through five segments: Retirement Centers, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Centers (CCRCs) – Rental, Brookdale Ancillary Services, and Management Services. The Retirement Centers segment owns or leases communities comprising independent living and assisted living units in a single community that are primarily designed for middle to upper income senior citizens. The Assisted Living segment owns or leases communities consisting of freestanding, multi-story communities, and freestanding single story communities, which offer housing and 24-hour assistance with activities of daily life to mid-acuity frail and elderly residents. This segment also operates memory care communities for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The CCRCs – Rental segment owns or leases communities that offer various living arrangements and services to accommodate various levels of physical ability and health. The Brookdale Ancillary Services segment provides outpatient therapy, home health, and hospice services to residents of its communities, as well as to other senior living communities. The Management Services segment operates communities under the management agreements. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 130 retirement center communities with 24,486 units; 915 assisted living communities with 62,567 units; and 78 CCRCs with 21,367 units, as well as owned or leased 959 communities with 81,067 units and provided management services with respect to 164 communities with 27,353 units for third parties or unconsolidated ventures. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM) traded within a range of $18.64 to $19.2 after opening the day at $19.07. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.06% so far this year. The stock was down close to -2.9% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $18.72 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -37.6% below its 52 week high of $30 and 0.11% above its 12-month low of $18.64. The shares are down by over -14.83% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 35.53 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of fresh, natural, and organic food in the United States. The company’s retail stores offer fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, grocery, meat and seafood, deli, bakery, dairy, frozen foods, body care and natural household items, beer and wine, and dairy alternatives. As of November 3, 2016, it operated 252 stores in 13 states. Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Kate Spade & Company (KATE), Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD), HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC)

Kate Spade & Company (KATE) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.14% or $0.21 to close the day at $18.61 on light trading volume of 3.41M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.07M. The New York New York 10016 based company has been outperforming the textile – apparel clothing group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 11.97%, compared to the industry which has dropped -4.47% over the same period. With RSI of 61.33, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $19.87, making it a hold for now.

Kate Spade & Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs and markets apparel and accessories. The company operates in three segments: KATE SPADE North America, KATE SPADE International, and Adelington Design Group. It offers briefcases, handbags, small leather goods, fashion accessories, jewelry, fragrances, and apparel for men, women, and children; and licensed products, including footwear, swimwear, watches, children’s wear, optics, tabletop products, legwear, electronics cases, furniture, bedding, and stationery. The company markets and sells its products under the AXCESS, KATE SPADE SATURDAY, JACK SPADE, MARVELLA, KATE SPADE, MONET, kate spade new York, and TRIFARI brand names. It also designs, develops, and supplies jewelry for the LIZ CLAIBORNE and MONET brands; licenses LIZ CLAIBORNE NEW YORK and LIZWEAR brands. The company sells its products through wholly-owned specialty retail and outlet stores, specialty retail and upscale department stores, and concession stores and upscale wholesale accounts; and a network of distributors, as well as e-commerce Websites. As of January 2, 2016, it had 104 specialty retail stores and 64 outlet stores in the United States; and 22 specialty retail stores and 13 outlet stores internationally, as well as 54 concessions. The company was formerly known as Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Kate Spade & Company in February 2014. Kate Spade & Company was founded in 1976 and is based in New York, New York.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) climbed 1.04% during last trading as the stock added $0.16 to finish the day at $15.57 with about 3.4M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.67M. The $2.95B market cap company, which fluctuated between $15.32 and $15.62 during the day, currently situated 46.2% above its 52 week low of $10.65 and -19.82% away from its one year high of $19.42. The RSI of 65.54 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. owns and operates senior living communities in the United States. It operates through five segments: Retirement Centers, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Centers (CCRCs) – Rental, Brookdale Ancillary Services, and Management Services. The Retirement Centers segment owns or leases communities comprising independent living and assisted living units in a single community that are primarily designed for middle to upper income senior citizens. The Assisted Living segment owns or leases communities consisting of freestanding, multi-story communities, and freestanding single story communities, which offer housing and 24-hour assistance with activities of daily life to mid-acuity frail and elderly residents. This segment also operates memory care communities for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The CCRCs – Rental segment owns or leases communities that offer various living arrangements and services to accommodate various levels of physical ability and health. The Brookdale Ancillary Services segment provides outpatient therapy, home health, and hospice services to residents of its communities, as well as to other senior living communities. The Management Services segment operates communities under the management agreements. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 130 retirement center communities with 24,486 units; 915 assisted living communities with 62,567 units; and 78 CCRCs with 21,367 units, as well as owned or leased 959 communities with 81,067 units and provided management services with respect to 164 communities with 27,353 units for third parties or unconsolidated ventures. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.

HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC) saw its value increase by 4.4% as the stock gained $1.29 to finish the day at a closing price of $30.59. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $22.07-$39.17 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $29.37 to $30.6 during the day, are up by 26.59% in the past three months and up by 29.62% over the past six months. It is currently trading -3.62% below its 20 day moving average and 0.54% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $34.5 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 47.95. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

HollyFrontier Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refiner in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Refining and HEP. It primarily produces high-value refined products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, specialty lubricant products, liquid petroleum gas, fuel oil, and specialty and modified asphalt. The company offers its products to other refiners, convenience store chains, independent marketers, retailers, truck stop chains, wholesalers, railroads, governmental entities, paving contractors or manufacturers, and commercial and specialty markets, as well as for commercial airline use. It owns and operates five refineries with a combined crude oil processing capacity of approximately 443,000 barrels per day in El Dorado, Kansas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Artesia, New Mexico; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Woods Cross, Utah, as well as owns and operates asphalt terminals in Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma; and vacuum distillation and other facilities in Lovington, New Mexico. HollyFrontier Corporation’s refineries serve markets in the Mid-Continent, Southwest, and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States. The company was formerly known as Holly Corporation and changed its name to HollyFrontier Corporation as a result of its merger with Frontier Oil Corporation in July 2011. HollyFrontier Corporation was founded in 1947 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

 

Trader Alert: Eli Lilly and Company (LLY), Colony NorthStar, Inc. (CLNS), Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD)

Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) retreated with the stock falling -0.64% or $-0.49 to close at $76.32 on light trading volume of 5.05M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.27M. The Indianapolis Indiana 46285 based company operating under the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -4.99% down for the period and up by 3.77% so far this year. With price target of $85.05 and a 18.92% rebound from 52-week low, Eli Lilly and Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Eli Lilly and Company discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceutical products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Human Pharmaceutical Products and Animal Health Products. The company offers endocrinology products to treat diabetes; osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men; human growth hormone deficiency and pediatric growth conditions; and testosterone deficiency. It also provides neuroscience products for the treatment of depressive disorders, diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain, anxiety disorders, fibromyalgia, and chronic musculoskeletal pain; schizophrenia; attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders; depressive, obsessive-compulsive, bulimia nervosa, and panic disorders; and positron emission tomography imaging of beta-amyloid neurotic plaques in adult brains. In addition, the company offers products for the treatment of non-small cell lung, colorectal, head and neck, pancreatic, metastatic breast, ovarian, bladder, and metastatic gastric cancers, as well as malignant pleural mesothelioma; and cardiovascular products. Further, it provides animal health products, such as cattle feed additives; protein supplements for cows; leanness and performance enhancers for swine and cattle; antibiotics to treat respiratory and other diseases in cattle, swine, and poultry; anticoccidial agents for poultry; and chewable tablets that kill fleas and prevent flea infestations, heartworm diseases, roundworm diseases, hookworm diseases, and whipworm diseases. Additionally, the company offers products to treat chronic manifestations of atopic dermatitis and congestive heart failure in dogs; and chronic allergic dermatitis and kidney diseases in cats. It has a clinical collaboration agreement with Athenex, Inc.; and a research agreement with AstraZeneca for the development of clinical candidate MEDI1814 as a disease-modifying treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Eli Lilly and Company was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Colony NorthStar, Inc. (CLNS) gained $0.3 to close the day at a new closing price of $14.12, a 2.17% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 71.68% above its 52 week low of $9.17. A total of 5.05M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.94M. The stock, which fluctuated between $13.69 and $14.15 during the day, currently situated -5.68% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.67% in the past one month and up by 11.35% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $15.25 and RSI of 50.86, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) shares were down in last trading by -1.66% to $15.41. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.53% over the past week and grew 17.63% in the past month. It is currently trading 19.4% above its 50 day moving average and -3.45% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -20.65% decrease in value from its one year high of $19.42. The RSI indicator value of 64.31, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. owns and operates senior living communities in the United States. It operates through five segments: Retirement Centers, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Centers (CCRCs) – Rental, Brookdale Ancillary Services, and Management Services. The Retirement Centers segment owns or leases communities comprising independent living and assisted living units in a single community that are primarily designed for middle to upper income senior citizens. The Assisted Living segment owns or leases communities consisting of freestanding, multi-story communities, and freestanding single story communities, which offer housing and 24-hour assistance with activities of daily life to mid-acuity frail and elderly residents. This segment also operates memory care communities for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The CCRCs – Rental segment owns or leases communities that offer various living arrangements and services to accommodate various levels of physical ability and health. The Brookdale Ancillary Services segment provides outpatient therapy, home health, and hospice services to residents of its communities, as well as to other senior living communities. The Management Services segment operates communities under the management agreements. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 130 retirement center communities with 24,486 units; 915 assisted living communities with 62,567 units; and 78 CCRCs with 21,367 units, as well as owned or leased 959 communities with 81,067 units and provided management services with respect to 164 communities with 27,353 units for third parties or unconsolidated ventures. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.

 

Investor’s Watch List: The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX), The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG), Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD)

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) had a active trading with around 4.14M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.31M. The stock traded between $74.59 and $75.54 before closing at the price of $75.49 with 0.55% change on the day. The Framingham Massachusetts 01701 based company is currently trading 16.53% above its 52 week low of $65.64 and -9.42% below its 52 week high of $83.64. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 43.2 and $84.44 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.13% or $0.03 to close the day at $23.08 on light trading volume of 4.14M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.1M. The New York New York 10022 based company has been outperforming the advertising agencies group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 9.42%, compared to the industry which has advanced 18.13% over the same period. With RSI of 41.13, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $26, making it a hold for now.

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. provides advertising and marketing services worldwide. It operates through two segments, Integrated Agency Networks and Constituency Management Group. The company offers consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations, and specialized communications disciplines. It also provides various diversified services, including public relations, meeting and event production, sports and entertainment marketing, corporate and brand identity, and strategic marketing consulting. The company’s brands comprise McCann, MullenLowe, IPG Mediabrands, Carmichael Lynch, Deutsch, Hill Holliday, and The Martin Agency, as well as Foote, Cone & Belding. The company was formerly known as McCann-Erickson Incorporated and changed its name to The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. in January 1961. The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) shares were down in last trading by -1.82% to $15.67. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.38% over the past week and grew 23.19% in the past month. It is currently trading 21.96% above its 50 day moving average and -1.85% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -19.31% decrease in value from its one year high of $19.42. The RSI indicator value of 68.13, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. owns and operates senior living communities in the United States. It operates through five segments: Retirement Centers, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Centers (CCRCs) – Rental, Brookdale Ancillary Services, and Management Services. The Retirement Centers segment owns or leases communities comprising independent living and assisted living units in a single community that are primarily designed for middle to upper income senior citizens. The Assisted Living segment owns or leases communities consisting of freestanding, multi-story communities, and freestanding single story communities, which offer housing and 24-hour assistance with activities of daily life to mid-acuity frail and elderly residents. This segment also operates memory care communities for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The CCRCs – Rental segment owns or leases communities that offer various living arrangements and services to accommodate various levels of physical ability and health. The Brookdale Ancillary Services segment provides outpatient therapy, home health, and hospice services to residents of its communities, as well as to other senior living communities. The Management Services segment operates communities under the management agreements. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 130 retirement center communities with 24,486 units; 915 assisted living communities with 62,567 units; and 78 CCRCs with 21,367 units, as well as owned or leased 959 communities with 81,067 units and provided management services with respect to 164 communities with 27,353 units for third parties or unconsolidated ventures. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.