3 Trending Stocks: J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), General Electric Company (GE), Apple Inc. (AAPL)

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.87% or $-0.13 to close the day at $6.81 on active trading volume of 24.87M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 19.28M. The Plano Texas 75024 based company has been outperforming the department stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 3.65%, compared to the industry which has advanced 2.73% over the same period. With RSI of 26.45, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $10.31, making it a hold for now.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

General Electric Company (GE) fell -0.13% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.04 to finish the day at $31.23 with about 24.67M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 31.96M. The $276.54B market cap company, which fluctuated between $31.13 and $31.33 during the day, currently situated 17.96% above its 52 week low of $27.1 and -4.63% away from its one year high of $33. The RSI of 43.22 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

General Electric Company operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. Its Power segment offers gas and steam power systems; maintenance, service, and upgrade solutions; distributed power gas engines; water treatment, wastewater treatment, and process system solutions; and nuclear reactors, fuels, and support services. The company’s Renewable Energy segment offers wind turbine platforms, and hardware and software; offshore wind turbines; and solutions, products, and services to hydropower industry. Its Oil and Gas segment offers turbomachinery solutions; surface and subsea drilling and production systems, and equipment for floating production platforms; measurement and control products; and compressors, pumps, valves, and natural gas solutions. The company’s Energy Management segment offers industrial and grid solutions, and power conversion systems. Its Aviation segment designs and produces commercial and military aircraft engines, integrated digital components, electric power, and mechanical aircraft systems; and offers aftermarket services. The company’s Healthcare segment offers diagnostic imaging and clinical systems; products for drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and cellular technologies; and healthcare information technology products. Its Transportation segment offers freight and passenger locomotives, parts, wreck repair, software-enabled solutions, mining equipment and services, marine diesel engines, and stationary power diesel engines and motors, as well as overhaul, repair, and upgrade services. GE’s Appliances & Lighting segment sells and services home appliances; and manufactures, sources, and sells lighting solutions. Its Capital segment offers commercial lending and leasing, factoring, energy financial, and aircraft financing and leasing services. GE also designs powder bed-based laser additive manufacturing machines. The company was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) saw its value decrease by -0.01% as the stock dropped $-0.01 to finish the day at a closing price of $119.99. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $89.47-$120.5 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $119.71 to $120.5 during the day, are up by 2.6% in the past three months and up by 21.42% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.17% above its 20 day moving average and 5.74% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $132.75 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 72.68. The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers. The company also provides iLife, a consumer-oriented digital lifestyle software application suite; iWork, an integrated productivity suite that helps users create, present, and publish documents, presentations, and spreadsheets; and other application software, such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro. In addition, it offers Apple TV that connects to consumers’ TV and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming high definition video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; Apple Watch, a personal electronic device; and iPod, a line of portable digital music and media players. Further, the company sells Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible, and iOS-compatible accessories, such as headphones, displays, storage devices, Beats products, and other connectivity and computing products and supplies. Additionally, it offers iCloud, a cloud service; AppleCare that offers support options for its customers; and Apple Pay, a mobile payment service. The company sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, iBooks Store, and Apple Music. It also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

Three Movers to Watch for: J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), Apple Inc. (AAPL), Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI)

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) retreated with the stock falling -2.59% or $-0.18 to close at $6.76 on active trading volume of 26.53M compared its three months average trading volume of 18.66M. The Plano Texas 75024 based company operating under the Department Stores industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -7.4% down for the period and down by -18.65% so far this year. With price target of $10.31 and a 12.67% rebound from 52-week low, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) dropped $-0.21 to close the day at a new closing price of $119.04, a -0.18% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 34.46% above its 52 week low of $89.47. A total of 26M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 31.12M. The stock, which fluctuated between $118.81 and $119.62 during the day, currently situated -0.74% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.34% in the past one month and up by 2.28% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $132.75 and RSI of 71.76, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers. The company also provides iLife, a consumer-oriented digital lifestyle software application suite; iWork, an integrated productivity suite that helps users create, present, and publish documents, presentations, and spreadsheets; and other application software, such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro. In addition, it offers Apple TV that connects to consumers’ TV and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming high definition video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; Apple Watch, a personal electronic device; and iPod, a line of portable digital music and media players. Further, the company sells Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible, and iOS-compatible accessories, such as headphones, displays, storage devices, Beats products, and other connectivity and computing products and supplies. Additionally, it offers iCloud, a cloud service; AppleCare that offers support options for its customers; and Apple Pay, a mobile payment service. The company sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, iBooks Store, and Apple Music. It also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) shares were up in last trading by 0.66% to $4.61. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.1% over the past week and grew 1.54% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.08% above its 50 day moving average and 10.86% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.18% decrease in value from its one year high of $4.66. The RSI indicator value of 56.89, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States. The company broadcasts music plus sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather programs, including various music genres ranging from rock, pop and hip-hop to country, dance, jazz, Latin, and classical; live play-by-play sports from principal leagues and colleges; multitude of talk and entertainment channels for various audiences; national, international, and financial news; and local traffic and weather reports for 21 metropolitan markets. It also streams music and non-music channels over the Internet; and offer applications to allow consumers to access its Internet radio service on smartphones and tablet computers. In addition, the company distributes satellite radios through the sale and lease of new vehicles; and acquires subscribers through the sale and lease of previously owned vehicles with factory-installed satellite radios. Its satellite radio systems include satellites, terrestrial repeaters, and other satellite facilities; studios; and radios. Further, the company provides satellite television services, which offer music channels on the DISH NETWORK satellite television service as a programming package; Travel Link, a suite of data services that include graphical weather, fuel prices, sports schedule and scores, and movie listings; real-time traffic services; and real-time weather services. Additionally, it offers location-based services through two-way wireless connectivity, including safety, security, convenience, maintenance and data services, remote vehicles diagnostics, stolen or parked vehicle locator services, and monitoring of vehicle emission systems. The company also sells satellite and Internet radios directly to consumers through its Website, as well as through national and regional retailers. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Sirius XM Holdings Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

3 Stocks to Watch For: J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), General Motors Company (GM), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) saw its value decrease by -2.64% as the stock dropped $-0.19 to finish the day at a closing price of $7. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $6-$11.99 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $6.95 to $7.24 during the day, are down by -22.74% in the past three months and down by -18.22% over the past six months. It is currently trading -19.66% below its 20 day moving average and -22.13% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $11.29 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 25.95.The technical indicator lead us to believe the stock will reverse recent losses any time soon.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

General Motors Company (GM) shares were up in last trading by 3.72% to $37.35. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 6.26% over the past week and grew 2.55% in the past month. It is currently trading 8.99% above its 50 day moving average and 19.61% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.03% decrease in value from its one year high of $38.16. The RSI indicator value of 64.02, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) opening the day at $11.55. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.88% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.44% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $11.44 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -7.89% below its 52 week high of $12.42 and 553.71% above its 12-month low of $1.75. The shares are up by over 67.25% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 65.78 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. operates as a semiconductor company worldwide. The company’s products primarily include x86 microprocessors as an accelerated processing unit (APU), chipsets, discrete graphics processing units (GPUs), and semi-custom System-on-Chip (SoC) products. It provides x86 microprocessors for desktop PCs under the AMD A-Series, AMD E-Series, AMD FX CPU, AMD Athlon CPU and APU, AMD Sempron APU and CPU, and AMD Pro A-Series APU brands; and microprocessors for notebook and 2-in-1s under the AMD A-Series, AMD E-Series, AMD C-Series, AMD Z-Series, AMD FX APU, AMD Phenom, AMD Athlon CPU and APU, AMD Turion, and AMD Sempron APU and CPU brands. The company also offers chipsets with and without integrated graphics features for desktop, notebook PCs, and servers, as well as controller hub-based chipsets for its APUs under the AMD brand; and AMD PRO mobile and desktop processors. In addition, it provides discrete desktop graphics products and discrete GPUs for notebooks under the AMD Radeon brand; professional graphics products under the AMD FirePro brand; and customer-specific solutions based on AMD’s CPU, GPU, and multi-media technologies. Further, the company offers microprocessors for server platforms under the AMD Opteron; embedded processor solutions for interactive digital signage, casino gaming, and medical imaging under the AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon, AMD Sempron, AMD Geode, AMD R-Series, and G-Series brands; and semi-custom SoC products that power the Sony Playstation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One game consoles. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. sells its products through its direct sales force, independent distributors, and sales representatives. The company serves original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, system builders, and independent distributors. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Stocks in Review: J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), Regions Financial Corporation (RF), Intel Corporation (INTC)

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) traded within a range of $8.21 to $8.51 after opening the day at $8.45. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 24.77% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.31% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $8.31 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -30.69% below its 52 week high of $11.99 and 38.5% above its 12-month low of $6. The shares are down by over -9.87% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 36.89 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.34% or $0.19 to close the day at $14.36 on light trading volume of 17.95M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 22.68M. The Birmingham Alabama 35203 based company has been outperforming the regional – southeast banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 53.41%, compared to the industry which has advanced 36.32% over the same period. With RSI of 61.25, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $14.24, making it a hold for now.

Regions Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and bank-related services to individual and corporate customers in the United States. Its Corporate Bank segment offers commercial banking services, such as commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, and investor real estate lending, as well as equipment lease financing services. This segment serves corporate, middle market, small business, and commercial real estate developers and investors. The company’s Consumer Bank segment provides consumer banking products and services related to residential first mortgages, home equity lines and loans, small business loans, indirect loans, consumer credit cards, and other consumer loans, as well as the corresponding deposit relationships. Its Wealth Management segment offers wealth management products and services, including credit related products, trust and investment management, asset management, retirement and savings solutions, estate planning, and personal and commercial insurance products to individuals, businesses, governmental institutions, and non-profit entities. The company also provides insurance coverage for various lines of personal and commercial insurance, such as property, vehicle, casualty, life, health, and accident insurance, as well as commercial crop, life, and environmental insurance; and commercial equipment financing products, as well as offers securities, insurance, and advisory services through financial consultants. In addition, it offers securities brokerage, merger and acquisition advisory, trust, and other specialty financing services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 1,627 banking offices and 1,962 ATMs in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Regions Financial Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

Intel Corporation (INTC) dropped $-0.39 to close the day at a new closing price of $36.27, a -1.06% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 34.18% above its 52 week low of $27.68. A total of 17.47M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 20.53M. The stock, which fluctuated between $36.2 and $36.8 during the day, currently situated -4.73% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.52% in the past one month and down by -3.19% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $39.89 and RSI of 53.1, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. It operates through Client Computing Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Software and Services, and All Other segments. The company’s platforms are used in various computing applications comprising notebooks, 2 in 1 systems, desktops, servers, tablets, smartphones, wireless and wired connectivity products, wearables, retail devices, and manufacturing devices, as well as for retail, transportation, industrial, buildings, home use, and other market segments. It offers microprocessors that processes system data and controls other devices in the system; chipsets, which send data between the microprocessor and input, display, and storage devices, such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive or solid-state drive, and optical disc drives; and system-on-chip products that integrate its central processing units with other system components onto a single chip. The company also provides communication and connectivity offerings, such as baseband processors, radio frequency transceivers, and power management integrated circuits; and tablet, phone, and Internet of Things solutions, which include multimode 4G LTE modems, Bluetooth technology and GPS receivers, software solutions, and interoperability tests, as well as home gateway and set-top box components. In addition, it offers security solutions for computers, mobile devices, and networks, as well as software and services for technology integration; NAND flash memory products, which are used in solid-state drives; and custom foundry services, including custom silicon, packaging, and manufacturing test services. The company sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and industrial and communications equipment manufacturers in the computing and communications industries. Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California.

Stocks Buzz: J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), Fitbit, Inc. (FIT), Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.59% or $-0.05 to close the day at $8.42 on light trading volume of 11.85M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 16.08M. The Plano Texas 75024 based company has been outperforming the department stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 24.37%, compared to the industry which has advanced 4.76% over the same period. With RSI of 37.9, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $11.29, making it a hold for now.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

Fitbit, Inc. (FIT) retreated with the stock falling -0.4% or $-0.03 to close at $7.4 on active trading volume of 11.09M compared its three months average trading volume of 10.55M. The San Francisco California 94105 based company operating under the Scientific & Technical Instruments industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -75.03% down for the period and down by -74.99% so far this year. With price target of $10.75 and a 2.78% rebound from 52-week low, Fitbit, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.13% or $0.04 to close the day at $30.46 on lower than average trading volume of 10.98M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 22M. The San Jose California 95134 based company has been underperforming the networking & communication devices companies by -2.1429% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 16.05% YTD, versus the networking & communication devices industry which is up 12.79% for the same period. The RSI of 52.32 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. It provides switching products, including fixed-configuration and modular switches, and storage products that provide connectivity to end users, workstations, IP phones, wireless access points, and servers; and next-generation network routing products that interconnect public and private wireline and mobile networks for mobile, data, voice, and video applications. The company also offers service provider video infrastructure, including set-top boxes, cable/telecommunications access products, and cable modems; and video software and solutions. In addition, it provides collaboration products comprising unified communications products, conferencing products, collaboration endpoints, and business messaging products; data center products, such as blade and rack servers, modular servers, fabric interconnects, software, and server access virtualization solutions; security products, including network and data center security, advanced threat protection, Web and email security, access and policy, unified threat management, and advisory, integration, and managed services; and other products, such as emerging technologies and other networking products. Further, the company offers wireless products consisting of wireless access points; network managed services; and standalone, switch-converged, and cloud managed solutions. Additionally, it provides technical support services and advanced services. The company serves businesses of various sizes, public institutions, governments, and communications service providers. Cisco Systems, Inc. sells its products directly, as well as through channel partners, such as systems integrators, service providers, other resellers, and distributors. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Momentum Stocks: J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN), Globalstar, Inc. (GSAT)

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) retreated with the stock falling -7.01% or $-0.65 to close at $8.62 on active trading volume of 26.6M compared its three months average trading volume of 15.26M. The Plano Texas 75024 based company operating under the Department Stores industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 30.41% up for the period and up by 29.43% so far this year. With price target of $11.61 and a 43.67% rebound from 52-week low, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) had a active trading with around 26.22M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 14.09M. The stock traded between $13.01 and $13.37 before closing at the price of $13.02 with -2.4% change on the day. The Columbus Ohio 43287 based company is currently trading 69.96% above its 52 week low of $7.83 and -4.55% below its 52 week high of $13.64. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $13.23 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated operates as a holding company for The Huntington National Bank that provides commercial, small business, consumer, and mortgage banking services. The company’s Retail and Business Banking segment offers financial products and services, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, consumer loans, and small business loans; and investments, insurance, interest rate risk protection, and foreign exchange and treasury management services. Its Commercial Banking segment provides corporate risk management and institutional sales, trading, and underwriting services; commercial property and casualty, employee benefits, personal lines, life and disability, and specialty lines of insurance; and brokerage and agency services for residential and commercial title insurance, as well as excess and surplus product lines of insurance. The company’s Automobile Finance and Commercial Real Estate segment offers financing for the purchase of vehicles; financing the acquisition of new and used vehicle inventory of franchised automotive dealerships; and financing for land, buildings, and other commercial real estate owned or constructed by real estate developers, automobile dealerships, or other customers. Its Regional Banking and The Huntington Private Client Group segment provides deposits, lending, and other banking services; wealth management services, and retirement plan and corporate trust services; and brokerage, annuities, advisory, and other investment products. The company’s Home Lending segment offers consumer loans and mortgages. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated also provides equipment leasing; and online, mobile, and telephone banking services. The company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

Globalstar, Inc. (GSAT) saw its value increase by 11.7% as the stock gained $0.11 to finish the day at a closing price of $1.05. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $0.63-$3 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $0.91 to $1.13 during the day, are down by -20.45% in the past three months and down by -21.64% over the past six months. It is currently trading 23.97% above its 20 day moving average and 11.99% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $6 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 67.48.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Globalstar, Inc. provides mobile voice and data communications services through satellite worldwide. The company offers duplex two-way voice and data products, including mobile voice and data satellite communications services and equipment for remote business continuity, recreational, emergency response, and other applications; fixed voice and data satellite communications services and equipment in rural villages, ships, industrial and commercial sites, and residential sites; and satellite data modem services comprising asynchronous and packet data services. It also provides SPOT products, such as SPOT satellite GPS messenger for personal tracking, emergency location, and messaging solutions; SPOT Global phone; and SPOT Trace, an anti-theft and asset tracking device. In addition, the company offers commercial Simplex one-way transmission products to track cargo containers and rail cars, to monitor utility meters, to monitor oil and gas assets, and other applications. Further, it provides engineering services, such as hardware and software designs to develop specific applications; and installation of gateways and antennas. The company primarily serves recreation and personal; government; public safety and disaster relief; oil and gas; maritime and fishing; natural resources, mining, and forestry; construction; utilities; and transportation markets. Globalstar, Inc. distributes its products directly, as well as through independent agents, dealers and resellers, independent gateway operators, and its sales force and e-commerce Website. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 688,000 subscribers. The company has a collaboration agreement with Carmanah to design and manufacture solar powered M2M satellite solutions. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Covington, Louisiana. Globalstar, Inc. is a subsidiary of Thermo Funding II LLC.

Stocks in Focus: J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), Synchrony Financial (SYF), LendingClub Corporation (LC)

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) had a active trading with around 9.94M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 15.31M. The stock traded between $9.55 and $9.89 before closing at the price of $9.55 with -3.24% change on the day. The Plano Texas 75024 based company is currently trading 59.17% above its 52 week low of $6 and -20.35% below its 52 week high of $11.99. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 50.1 and $11.61 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

Synchrony Financial (SYF) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.91% or $-0.33 to close the day at $35.94 on active trading volume of 9.94M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.61M. The Stamford Connecticut 06902 based company has been outperforming the credit services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 20.59%, compared to the industry which has advanced 7.46% over the same period. With RSI of 67.51, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $37.81, making it a hold for now.

Synchrony Financial operates as a consumer financial services company in the United States. The company offers private label credit cards, dual cards, and small and medium-sized business credit products; and promotional financing for consumer purchases, such as private label credit cards and installment loans. It also provides promotional financing to consumers for elective healthcare procedures or services, such as dental, veterinary, cosmetic, vision, and audiology; debt cancellation products; and deposit products, including certificates of deposit, individual retirement, money market, and savings accounts, as well as accepts deposits through third-party securities brokerage firms. The company offers its credit products through programs established with a group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations, and healthcare service providers; and deposit products through multiple channels, including online, print, and radio advertising. Synchrony Financial was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. Synchrony Financial operates independently of GE Consumer Finance, Inc. as of November 17, 2015.

LendingClub Corporation (LC) shares were down in last trading by -3.88% to $5.2. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -11.26% over the past week and fell -17.59% in the past month. It is currently trading -6.1% below its 50 day moving average and -10.84% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -62.43% decrease in value from its one year high of $12.59. The RSI indicator value of 41.95, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

LendingClub Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online marketplace that connects borrowers and investors in the United States. Its marketplace facilitates various types of loan products for consumers and small businesses, including unsecured personal loans, super prime consumer loans, unsecured education and patient finance loans, and unsecured small business loans. The company also offers investors an opportunity to invest in a range of loans based on term and credit characteristics. It serves investors, such as retail investors, high-net-worth individuals and family offices, banks and finance companies, insurance companies, hedge funds, foundations, pension plans, and university endowments. LendingClub Corporation was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Investor’s Alert: J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IMNP), Zynga Inc. (ZNGA)

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -3.31% or $-0.35 to close the day at $10.21 on higher than average trading volume of 15.42M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 15.28M. The Plano Texas 75024 based company has been outperforming the department stores companies by 2.9365% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 53.3% YTD, versus the department stores industry which is up 13.88% for the same period. The RSI of 62.13 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IMNP) had a light trading with around 14.96M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.02M. The stock traded at the price of $0.21 with 10.17% change on the day. The New York New York 10016 based company is currently trading 34.11% above its 52 week low of $0.155 and -76.09% below its 52 week high of $0.87. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 51.68 and $2 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes novel targeted therapeutics in the immuno-inflammation and immuno-oncology areas. The company’s lead product candidate is Bertilimumab, a human monoclonal antibody, which is in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of ulcerative colitis, bullous pemphigoid, and Crohn’s disease. It is also developing NanoCyclo, a topical nanocapsule formulation of cyclosporine, for the treatment of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis; Ceplene, a small molecule, which has completed Phase III clinical trials targeting the Histamine-2 Receptor to overcome immunosuppression in Acute Myeloid Leukemia and other malignancies; Azixa, a Phase II clinical trial novel microtubular destabilizer that functions as a vascular disruption agent; and Crolibulin, a novel small molecule vascular disruption agent and apoptosis inducer, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of patients with solid tumors. The company’s products also include NanomAbs technology platform, an antibody-drug conjugate platform for the treatment of cancer; novel technology platform for the construction of bispecific antibodies for immunotherapies; and AmiKet, a prescription topical analgesic cream, which is in Phase III clinical trial to treat peripheral neuropathies. It has license, and other collaborative research and development arrangements with BioNanoSim Ltd.; Yissum Research Development Company of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd.; Atlante Biotech SAS; Shire Biochem, Inc.; Lonza Sales AG; MabLife SAS; iCo Therapeutics Inc.; Dalhousie University; and Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) opening the day at $3.05. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 9.33% so far this year. The stock was down close to -2.66% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $2.93 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -4.87% below its 52 week high of $3.08 and 64.61% above its 12-month low of $1.78. The shares are up by over 3.17% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 54.29 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Zynga Inc. develops, markets, and operates social games as live services played on the Internet, social networking sites, and mobile platforms in the United States, North America, Asia, and the European Union. It offers its online social games primarily under the Slots, Words With Friends, Zynga Poker, and FarmVille franchises. The company’s games are accessible on mobile platforms, Facebook, and other social networks, as well as Zynga.com. It also provides advertising services to advertising agencies and brokers. The company was formerly known as Zynga Game Network Inc. and changed its name to Zynga Inc. in November 2010. Zynga Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Stocks To Track: J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) climbed 4.19% during last trading as the stock added $0.42 to finish the day at $10.44 with about 19.52M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 15.28M. The $3.22B market cap company, which fluctuated between $10.01 and $10.46 during the day, currently situated 74% above its 52 week low of $6 and -12.93% away from its one year high of $11.99. The RSI of 69.17 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) dropped $-0.19 to close the day at a new closing price of $12.12, a -1.54% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 261.79% above its 52 week low of $3.35. A total of 19.36M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 25.4M. The stock, which fluctuated between $11.98 and $12.36 during the day, currently situated -16.07% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 46.38% in the past one month and up by 44.46% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $11.96 and RSI of 70.64, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in the Rocky Mountains and Permian Basin regions of the United States. It sells oil and gas to end users, marketers, and other purchasers. As of December 31, 2015, the company had total estimated proved reserves of 820.6 million barrels of oil equivalent; and interests in 3,177 net productive wells on approximately 593,900 net developed acres. Whiting Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1980 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) had a active trading with around 18.9M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 17.3M. The stock traded between $82.85 and $84.09 before closing at the price of $84.07 with 0.45% change on the day. The New York New York 10017 based company is currently trading 63.76% above its 52 week low of $52.5 and 0.31% above its 52 week high of $84.09. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 82.64 and $78.17 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. operates as a financial services company worldwide. It operates through Consumer & Community Banking, Corporate & Investment Bank, Commercial Banking, and Asset Management segments. The Consumer & Community Banking segment offers deposit and investment products and services to consumers; lending, deposit, and cash management and payment solutions to small businesses; residential mortgages and home equity loans; and credit cards, payment services, payment processing services, auto loans and leases, and student loans. The Corporate & Investment Bank segment provides investment banking products and services, including advising on corporate strategy and structure, capital-raising in equity and debt markets, as well as loan origination and syndication; treasury services, such as cash management and liquidity solutions; and cash securities and derivative instruments, risk management solutions, prime brokerage, and research services. It also offers securities services, including custody, fund accounting and administration, and securities lending products for asset managers, insurance companies, and public and private investment funds. The Commercial Banking segment offers financial solutions, including lending, treasury, investment banking, and asset management to corporations, municipalities, financial institutions, and nonprofit entities, as well as financing to real estate investors and owners. The Asset Management segment provides investment and wealth management services across various asset classes, such as equities, fixed income, alternatives, and money market funds; multi-asset investment management services; retirement services; and brokerage and banking services comprising trusts, estates, loans, mortgages, and deposits. It has a strategic relationship with InvestCloud for the development of new digital capabilities for individual investors. JPMorgan Chase & Co. was founded in 1799 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Momentum Stocks: J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), United States Steel Corporation (X), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) grew with the stock adding 0.51% or $0.05 to close at $9.86 on active trading volume of 19.02M compared its three months average trading volume of 15.13M. The Plano Texas 75024 based company operating under the Department Stores industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 22.33% up for the period and up by 48.05% so far this year. With price target of $11.79 and a 64.33% rebound from 52-week low, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

United States Steel Corporation (X) had a light trading with around 18.69M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 19.26M. The stock traded between $33.78 and $35.31 before closing at the price of $35.21 with 4.76% change on the day. The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15219 based company is currently trading 480.26% above its 52 week low of $6.15 and 4.23% above its 52 week high of $35.31. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $24.8 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

United States Steel Corporation produces and sells flat-rolled and tubular steel products in North America and Europe. It operates through three segments: Flat-Rolled Products (Flat-Rolled), U. S. Steel Europe (USSE), and Tubular Products (Tubular). The Flat-Rolled segment offers slabs, rounds, strip mill plates, sheets, and tin mill products. This segment serves customers in the automotive, consumer and the combined industrial, service center, and mining commercial markets. The USSE segment provides slabs, sheets, strip mill plates, tin mill products, and spiral welded pipes, as well as heating radiators and refractory ceramic materials. This segment serves customers in the construction, service center, conversion, container, transportation, appliance and electrical, oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The Tubular segment offers seamless and electric resistance welded steel casing and tubing; and standard and line pipe and mechanical tubing products primarily to customers in the oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The company also provides railroad services; and owns, develops, and manages various real estate assets. United States Steel Corporation was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) saw its value increase by 2.03% as the stock gained $1.66 to finish the day at a closing price of $83.26. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $52.5-$83.29 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $82.29 to $83.29 during the day, are up by 24.36% in the past three months and up by 29.91% over the past six months. It is currently trading 8.04% above its 20 day moving average and 16.49% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $78.17 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 81.61.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. operates as a financial services company worldwide. It operates through Consumer & Community Banking, Corporate & Investment Bank, Commercial Banking, and Asset Management segments. The Consumer & Community Banking segment offers deposit and investment products and services to consumers; lending, deposit, and cash management and payment solutions to small businesses; residential mortgages and home equity loans; and credit cards, payment services, payment processing services, auto loans and leases, and student loans. The Corporate & Investment Bank segment provides investment banking products and services, including advising on corporate strategy and structure, capital-raising in equity and debt markets, as well as loan origination and syndication; treasury services, such as cash management and liquidity solutions; and cash securities and derivative instruments, risk management solutions, prime brokerage, and research services. It also offers securities services, including custody, fund accounting and administration, and securities lending products for asset managers, insurance companies, and public and private investment funds. The Commercial Banking segment offers financial solutions, including lending, treasury, investment banking, and asset management to corporations, municipalities, financial institutions, and nonprofit entities, as well as financing to real estate investors and owners. The Asset Management segment provides investment and wealth management services across various asset classes, such as equities, fixed income, alternatives, and money market funds; multi-asset investment management services; retirement services; and brokerage and banking services comprising trusts, estates, loans, mortgages, and deposits. It has a strategic relationship with InvestCloud for the development of new digital capabilities for individual investors. JPMorgan Chase & Co. was founded in 1799 and is headquartered in New York, New York.