3 Trending Stocks: Centene Corporation (CNC), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN), CMS Energy Corporation (CMS)

Centene Corporation (CNC) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.43% or $1 to close the day at $70.93 on light trading volume of 1.69M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.82M. The St. Louis Missouri 63105 based company has been outperforming the health care plans group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 28.61%, compared to the industry which has advanced 16.58% over the same period. With RSI of 78.59, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $77.76, making it a hold for now.

Centene Corporation operates as a diversified and multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides programs and services to under-insured and uninsured individuals in the United States. It operates through two segments, Managed Care and Specialty Services. The Managed Care segment offers Medicaid and Medicaid-related health plan coverage to individuals through government subsidized programs, including Medicaid, the State children’s health insurance program, long-term care, foster care, and dual-eligible individual, as well as aged, blind, or disabled programs. Its health plans include primary and specialty physician care, inpatient and outpatient hospital care, emergency and urgent care, prenatal care, laboratory and x-ray services, home health and durable medical equipment, behavioral health and substance abuse, 24-hour nurse advice line, transportation assistance, vision care, dental care, immunizations, prescriptions and limited over-the-counter drugs, specialty pharmacy, therapies, social work services, and care coordination. The Specialty Services segment provides pharmacy benefits management services; health, triage, wellness, and disease management services; vision services; dental services; correctional healthcare services; in-home health services; and integrated long-term care services, as well as care management software that automate the clinical, administrative, and technical components of care management programs. This segment offers its services and products to state programs, healthcare organizations, employer groups, and other commercial organizations. The company provides its services through primary and specialty care physicians, hospitals, and ancillary providers. Centene Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) climbed 0.16% during last trading as the stock added $0.12 to finish the day at $75.64 with about 4M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.45M. The $75.74B market cap company, which fluctuated between $75.3 and $75.64 during the day, currently situated 51.7% above its 52 week low of $51.31 and -4.8% away from its one year high of $79.47. The RSI of 52.44 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing. The Analog segment offers high volume analog and logic products for automotive safety devices, touch screen controllers, low voltage motor drivers, and integrated motor controllers; and power management products that include catalog and application-specific standard products to enhance the efficiency of powered devices using battery management solutions, portable power conversion devices, power supply controls, and point-of-load products. This segment also provides high performance analog products, such as high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products, and precision products; and silicon valley analog products, including power management, data converter, interface, and operational amplifier catalog analog products that are used in manufacturing various electronic systems. The Embedded Processing segment offers microcontroller products, which are systems with a processor core, memory, and peripherals to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment; processor products comprising digital signal and applications processors; and connectivity products consisting of electronic devices to connect and transfer data. The company also provides DLP products primarily used in projectors to create high-definition images; application-specific integrated circuits; calculators; and baseband products, as well as OMAP applications processors and connectivity products. It markets and sells its products through a direct sales force and distributors. Texas Instruments Incorporated was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) saw its value decrease by -0.81% as the stock dropped $-0.35 to finish the day at a closing price of $42.78. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $38.32-$46.25 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $42.63 to $43.1 during the day, are up by 8.47% in the past three months and up by 1% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.39% above its 20 day moving average and 3.16% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $44.77 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 61.33. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. It operates through three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises. The Electric Utility segment engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity. It generates electricity through fossil-fuel-fired plants, as well as renewable energy and nuclear sources. This segment’s transmission and distribution system includes 214 miles of transmission overhead lines; 188 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 4 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 4,430 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 19 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 56,067 miles of electric distribution overhead lines; 10,532 miles of underground distribution lines; and substations. The Gas Utility segment is involved in the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas. This segment’s gas transmission, storage, and distribution system comprises 1,670 miles of transmission lines; 15 gas storage fields; 27,920 miles of distribution mains; and 8 compressor stations. The Enterprises segment engages in the independent power production and marketing activities; and development of renewable generation. As of December 31, 2016, this segment had ownership interests in independent power plants totaling 1,177 megawatts. The company also operates an industrial bank providing unsecured consumer installment loans for financing home improvements. It serves 1.8 million electric customers and 1.8 million gas customers, including residential, commercial, and diversified industrial customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. CMS Energy Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: CMS Energy Corporation (CMS), Cummins Inc. (CMI), Discover Financial Services (DFS)

CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.44% or $0.19 to close the day at $42.93 on light trading volume of 1.36M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.9M. The Jackson Michigan 49201 based company has been outperforming the electric utilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 12.63%, compared to the industry which has advanced 10.83% over the same period. With RSI of 64.13, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $44.77, making it a hold for now.

CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. It operates through three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises. The Electric Utility segment engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity. It generates electricity through fossil-fuel-fired plants, as well as renewable energy and nuclear sources. This segment’s transmission and distribution system includes 214 miles of transmission overhead lines; 188 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 4 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 4,430 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 19 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 56,067 miles of electric distribution overhead lines; 10,532 miles of underground distribution lines; and substations. The Gas Utility segment is involved in the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas. This segment’s gas transmission, storage, and distribution system comprises 1,670 miles of transmission lines; 15 gas storage fields; 27,920 miles of distribution mains; and 8 compressor stations. The Enterprises segment engages in the independent power production and marketing activities; and development of renewable generation. As of December 31, 2016, this segment had ownership interests in independent power plants totaling 1,177 megawatts. The company also operates an industrial bank providing unsecured consumer installment loans for financing home improvements. It serves 1.8 million electric customers and 1.8 million gas customers, including residential, commercial, and diversified industrial customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. CMS Energy Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan.

Cummins Inc. (CMI) grew with the stock adding 0.28% or $0.42 to close at $150.56 on light trading volume of 1.27M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.49M. The Columbus Indiana 47201 based company operating under the Diversified Machinery industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 63.55% up for the period and up by 10.16% so far this year. With price target of $0 and a 66.61% rebound from 52-week low, Cummins Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines, and engine-related component products. It operates through four segments: Engine, Distribution, Components, and Power Generation. The Engine segment offers various diesel and natural gas powered engines under the Cummins and other customer brand names for the heavy-and medium-duty truck, bus, recreational vehicle, light-duty automotive, agricultural, construction, mining, marine, oil and gas, rail, and governmental equipment markets. This segment also provides new parts and services, as well as remanufactured parts and engines. The Distribution segment distributes parts and filtration products, engines, and power generation products, as well as offers service solutions, including maintenance contracts, engineering services, and integrated products. The Components segment provides emission solutions, including custom engineering systems and integrated controls, oxidation catalysts, particulate filters, oxides of nitrogen reduction systems, and engineered components; turbochargers for light-duty, mid-range, heavy-duty, and high-horsepower diesel markets; air and fuel filters, fuel water separators, lube and hydraulic filters, coolants, fuel additives, and other filtration systems; and fuel systems for heavy-duty on-highway diesel engine applications, as well as remanufactures fuel systems. The Power Generation segment designs and manufactures components that make up power generation systems, including controls, alternators, transfer switches, and switchgears, as well as offers power generation systems, components, and services. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and other customers worldwide. Cummins Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Columbus, Indiana.

Discover Financial Services (DFS) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.19% or $-0.13 to close the day at $68.82 on lower than average trading volume of 1.35M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.73M. The Riverwoods Illinois 60015 based company has been outperforming the credit services companies by 14.5778% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -4.12% YTD, versus the credit services industry which is up 4.93% for the same period. The RSI of 44.75 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Discover Financial Services operates as a direct banking and payment services company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. The Direct Banking segment offers Discover-branded credit cards to individuals; and other consumer products and services, including private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, and other consumer lending, as well as deposit products, such as certificates of deposit, money market accounts, savings accounts, checking accounts, and individual retirement arrangement certificates of deposit. The Payment Services segment operates the Discover Network, which processes transactions for Discover-branded credit cards, and provides payment transaction processing and settlement services; and PULSE network, an electronic funds transfer network that provides financial institutions issuing debit cards on the PULSE network with access to automated teller machines and point-of-sale terminals. This segment also operates the Diners Club International, a payments network that issues Diners Club branded charge cards and provides card acceptance services. The company was incorporated in 1960 and is based in Riverwoods, Illinois.

 

Stocks Buzz: Paychex, Inc. (PAYX), FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (FLT), CMS Energy Corporation (CMS)

Paychex, Inc. (PAYX) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.14% or $0.08 to close the day at $57.65 on light trading volume of 1.67M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.16M. The Rochester New York 14625 based company has been outperforming the staffing & outsourcing services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 27.52%, compared to the industry which has advanced 27.8% over the same period. With RSI of 28.28, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $58.93, making it a hold for now.

Paychex, Inc. provides payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Germany. The company offers payroll processing services that include payroll tax administration services; employee payment services; and regulatory compliance services, such as new-hire reporting and garnishment processing. It also provides human resource outsourcing services, such as Paychex HR solutions comprising payroll, employer compliance, human resource and employee benefits administration, risk management outsourcing, and the on-site availability of a professionally trained human resource representative; and retirement services administration, including plan implementation, ongoing compliance with government regulations, employee and employer reporting, participant and employer online access, electronic funds transfer, and other administrative services. In addition, the company offers insurance services for property and casualty coverage, such as workers’ compensation, business-owner policies, commercial auto, and health and benefits coverage, including health, dental, vision, and life; cloud-based human resource administration software products for employee benefits management and administration, and time and attendance solutions; and other human resource services and products, such as employee handbooks, management manuals, and personnel and required regulatory forms. Further, it provides various accounting and financial services to small- to medium-sized businesses, which include purchasing of accounts receivable as a means of providing funding to clients in the temporary staffing industry; a cloud-based accounting service; payment processing services; payment distribution services; and a small-business loan resource center. Paychex, Inc. markets its products and services through direct sales force. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York.

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (FLT) grew with the stock adding 1.68% or $2.5 to close at $151.25 on light trading volume of 1.67M compared its three months average trading volume of 983.08K. The Norcross Georgia 30092 based company operating under the Business Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 32.83% up for the period and up by 6.88% so far this year. With price target of $181.57 and a 35.98% rebound from 52-week low, FleetCor Technologies, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. provides fuel cards, commercial payment and data solutions, stored value solutions, and workforce payment products and services. It sells a range of customized fleet and lodging payment programs; and offers card products to purchase fuel, lodging, food, toll, transportation, and related products and services at participating locations. The company also offers telematics solution that allows fleet operators to monitor the capacity utilization and movement of vehicles and drivers; vehicle maintenance services; prepaid fuel and food vouchers, and cards; and workforce payment product related to public transportation and toll vouchers. In addition, it provides proprietary equipment that reduces unauthorized and fraudulent transactions to over-the-road trucking fleets, shipping fleets, and other operators of heavily industrialized equipment, including sea-going vessels, mining equipment, agricultural equipment, and locomotives. Further, the company owns and operates proprietary closed-loop networks, such as fleet card, truck stop and fuel merchant, lodging, fueling, fleet management telematics, fuel and food card, voucher, fuel control, maintenance and repair, toll, and distribution networks through which it electronically connects to merchants, and captures, analyzes, and reports customized information. Additionally, it uses third-party networks to deliver its payment programs and services; and provides a range of services, such as issuing and processing, as well as specialized information services. The company sells its products and services directly to businesses, commercial fleets, retailers, oil companies, petroleum marketers, and government entities in North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. It has strategic relationships with oil and leasing companies, petroleum marketers, value-added resellers, and others. FleetCor Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Norcross, Georgia.

CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.92% or $0.39 to close the day at $42.9 on lower than average trading volume of 1.66M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.91M. The Jackson Michigan 49201 based company has been outperforming the electric utilities companies by 3.6491% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 3.89% YTD, versus the electric utilities industry which is up 1.74% for the same period. The RSI of 66.96 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. It operates through three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises. The Electric Utility segment engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to residential, commercial, and diversified industrial customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. It operates a network of coal, gas, hydroelectric, oil, and wind generation plants. This segment’s distribution system includes 434 miles of high-voltage distribution radial lines; 4,251 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 18 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 56,023 miles of electric distribution overhead lines; 10,383 miles of underground distribution lines; and substations with an aggregate transformer capacity of 24 million thousand volt-amperes. The Gas Utility segment is involved in the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas. This segment’s gas transmission, storage, and distribution system comprises 1,686 miles of transmission lines; 15 gas storage fields with a total storage capacity of 309 billion cubic feet and a working gas volume of 151 billion cubic feet; 27,537 miles of distribution mains; and 7 compressor stations with a total of 157,939 installed and available horsepower. The Enterprises segment engages in the independent power production and marketing activities. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had ownership interests in independent power plants fueled by natural gas and biomass totaling 1,177 megawatts. The company also provides unsecured consumer installment loans for financing home improvements. CMS Energy Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan.

 

3 Trending Stocks: American Express Company (AXP), Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM), CMS Energy Corporation (CMS)

American Express Company (AXP) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.33% or $-0.25 to close the day at $76.51 on light trading volume of 3.65M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.51M. The New York New York 10285 based company has been outperforming the credit services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 44.13%, compared to the industry which has advanced 22.3% over the same period. With RSI of 55.41, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $80.16, making it a hold for now.

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. Card Services, International Card Services, Global Commercial Services, and Global Network & Merchant Services. The company’s products and services include charge and credit card products; network services; expense management products and services; travel-related services; and stored value/prepaid products. Its products and services also comprise merchant acquisition and processing, servicing and settlement, merchant financing, point-of-sale, and marketing and information products and services for merchants; fraud prevention services; and the design of customized customer loyalty and rewards programs. The company sells its products and services to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations through direct mail, online applications, in-house and third-party sales forces, and direct response advertising. American Express Company was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) climbed 0.5% during last trading as the stock added $0.22 to finish the day at $43.99 with about 3.62M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.39M. The $25.31B market cap company, which fluctuated between $43.49 and $44.13 during the day, currently situated 43.68% above its 52 week low of $31.3 and -7.46% away from its one year high of $47.88. The RSI of 44.78 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products. Its Agricultural Services segment offers agricultural commodities, such as oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, rice, and barley; and resells those commodities as food and feed ingredients, and raw materials for the agricultural processing industry. The segment is also involved in structured trade finance and the processing of wheat into wheat flour. Its Corn Processing segment offers ingredients used in the food and beverage industry, including sweeteners, starch, syrup, glucose, and dextrose; bio products; alcohol, amino acids, and other food and animal feed ingredients; and ethyl alcohol for industrial use as ethanol or as beverage grade. This segment also offers corn gluten feed and meal, and distillers’ grains; vegetable oil and protein meal; formula feeds, and animal health and nutrition products; and citric acids and glycols for food and industrial products, as well as operates a sugarcane ethanol plant. The company’s Oilseeds Processing segment processes soybeans and soft seeds into vegetable oils and protein meals. It offers ingredients for the food, feed, energy, and industrial products industries; crude vegetable and salad oils; partially refined oils; oilseed protein meals; peanuts, tree nuts, and peanut-derived ingredients; cottonseed flour for the pharmaceutical industry; cotton cellulose pulp for the chemical, paper, and filter markets; and agricultural commodity raw materials. Its Wild Flavors and Specialty Ingredients segment offers natural flavor ingredients, flavor systems, natural colors, proteins, emulsifiers, soluble fiber, polyols, hydrocolloids, natural health and nutrition products, edible beans, and other specialty food and feed ingredients. The company is also involved in futures commission and insurance activities. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) saw its value increase by 1.52% as the stock gained $0.64 to finish the day at a closing price of $42.76. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $38.32-$46.25 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $41.78 to $43.62 during the day, are up by 4.55% in the past three months and down by -1.61% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.55% above its 20 day moving average and 4.13% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $44.31 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 68.94. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. It operates through three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises. The Electric Utility segment engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to residential, commercial, and diversified industrial customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. It operates a network of coal, gas, hydroelectric, oil, and wind generation plants. This segment’s distribution system includes 434 miles of high-voltage distribution radial lines; 4,251 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 18 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 56,023 miles of electric distribution overhead lines; 10,383 miles of underground distribution lines; and substations with an aggregate transformer capacity of 24 million thousand volt-amperes. The Gas Utility segment is involved in the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas. This segment’s gas transmission, storage, and distribution system comprises 1,686 miles of transmission lines; 15 gas storage fields with a total storage capacity of 309 billion cubic feet and a working gas volume of 151 billion cubic feet; 27,537 miles of distribution mains; and 7 compressor stations with a total of 157,939 installed and available horsepower. The Enterprises segment engages in the independent power production and marketing activities. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had ownership interests in independent power plants fueled by natural gas and biomass totaling 1,177 megawatts. The company also provides unsecured consumer installment loans for financing home improvements. CMS Energy Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan.

 

Stocks To Track: Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM), The Allstate Corporation (ALL), CMS Energy Corporation (CMS)

Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM) climbed 0.53% during last trading as the stock added $0.13 to finish the day at $24.89 with about 7.57M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.73M. The $10.58B market cap company, which fluctuated between $24.74 and $25.18 during the day, currently situated 2.26% above its 52 week low of $24.35 and -21.25% away from its one year high of $32.24. The RSI of 44.91 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Kimco Realty Corporation is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across North America. It is primarily engaged in acquisitions, development, and management of neighborhood and community shopping centers. The firm also provides property management services relating to the management, leasing, operation, and maintenance of real estate properties. Kimco Realty Corporation was formed in 1966 and is based in New Hyde Park, New York with additional office all across North America.

The Allstate Corporation (ALL) dropped $-0.4 to close the day at a new closing price of $75.21, a -0.53% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 31.57% above its 52 week low of $58.29. A total of 2.04M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.25M. The stock, which fluctuated between $74.74 and $75.58 during the day, currently situated -0.84% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 1.25% in the past one month and up by 11.88% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $80.13 and RSI of 63.19, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Allstate Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in property-liability insurance and life insurance business in the United States and Canada. The company’s Allstate Protection segment sells private passenger auto, homeowners, and other property-liability insurance products under the Allstate, Esurance, and Encompass brand names. It also offers specialty auto products including motorcycle, trailer, motor home, and off-road vehicle insurance policies; other personal lines products including renter, condominium, landlord, boat, umbrella, and manufactured home insurance policies; commercial lines products for small business owners; roadside assistance products; service contracts; and other products sold in conjunction with auto lending and vehicle sales transactions. In addition, this segment sells its products through contact centers and Internet. The company’s Allstate Financial segment provides traditional, interest-sensitive, and variable life insurance; and voluntary accident and health insurance products; deferred and immediate fixed annuities; and funding agreements backing medium-term notes; and retirement and investment products, including mutual funds, fixed and variable annuities, disability insurance, and long-term care insurance. This segment markets its products through its agencies and financial specialists, and workplace enrolling independent agents. The Allstate Corporation was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois.

CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) had a active trading with around 2.51M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.85M. The stock traded between $42.08 and $42.61 before closing at the price of $42.6 with 1.33% change on the day. The Jackson Michigan 49201 based company is currently trading 15.91% above its 52 week low of $37.57 and -6.56% below its 52 week high of $46.25. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 63.91 and $44.31 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. It operates through three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises. The Electric Utility segment engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to residential, commercial, and diversified industrial customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. It operates a network of coal, gas, hydroelectric, oil, and wind generation plants. This segment’s distribution system includes 434 miles of high-voltage distribution radial lines; 4,251 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 18 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 56,023 miles of electric distribution overhead lines; 10,383 miles of underground distribution lines; and substations with an aggregate transformer capacity of 24 million thousand volt-amperes. The Gas Utility segment is involved in the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas. This segment’s gas transmission, storage, and distribution system comprises 1,686 miles of transmission lines; 15 gas storage fields with a total storage capacity of 309 billion cubic feet and a working gas volume of 151 billion cubic feet; 27,537 miles of distribution mains; and 7 compressor stations with a total of 157,939 installed and available horsepower. The Enterprises segment engages in the independent power production and marketing activities. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had ownership interests in independent power plants fueled by natural gas and biomass totaling 1,177 megawatts. The company also provides unsecured consumer installment loans for financing home improvements. CMS Energy Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan.

 

Stocks Buzz: Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD), Liberty Broadband Corporation (LBRDK), CMS Energy Corporation (CMS)

Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.42% or $-0.77 to close the day at $181.46 on light trading volume of 1.13M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.61M. The Irving Texas 75039 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 51.28%, compared to the industry which has advanced 44.7% over the same period. With RSI of 49.77, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $219.7, making it a hold for now.

Pioneer Natural Resources Company operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company in the United States. The company produces and sells oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and gas. It has operations primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas, the Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas, the Raton field in southeastern Colorado, and the West Panhandle field in the Texas Panhandle. As of December 31, 2015, the company had proved undeveloped reserves and proved developed reserves of approximately 47 million Bbls of oil, 15 million Bbls of NGLs, and 157 billion cubic feet of gas; and owned interests in seven gas processing plants and eight treating facilities. Pioneer Natural Resources Company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Liberty Broadband Corporation (LBRDK) retreated with the stock falling -2.38% or $-2.08 to close at $85.35 on light trading volume of 1.13M compared its three months average trading volume of 595.34K. The Englewood Colorado 80112 based company operating under the Broadcasting – TV industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 85.75% up for the period and up by 15.23% so far this year. With price target of $82.5 and a 106.66% rebound from 52-week low, Liberty Broadband Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Liberty Broadband Corporation, a cable operator, provides video programming, Internet, voice, and advanced video services to residential and commercial customers in the United States. It operates through TruePosition and Charter segments. The TruePosition segment develops and markets technology for locating wireless phones and other wireless devices on a cellular network, enabling wireless carriers and government agencies to provide public safety E-9-1-1 services; and services in support of national security and law enforcement. This segment also operates a location network, which provides hybrid wireless positioning technology and contextual location intelligence solutions. The Charter segment offers cable services, such as digital video services; local and long distance calling; and video entertainment services, Internet access, business telephone services, data networking, and fiber connectivity to cellular towers and office buildings, as well as sells advertising on cable television networks. As of December 31, 2015, this segment served approximately 4.3 million residential video customers; 5.2 million residential Internet customers; and 2.6 million residential voice service customers, as well as 671,000 small and medium business primary service units (PSUs) and 30,000 enterprise PSUs. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado.

CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.43% or $-0.18 to close the day at $41.78 on lower than average trading volume of 1.11M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.87M. The Jackson Michigan 49201 based company has been underperforming the electric utilities companies by 1.0777% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 0.38% YTD, versus the electric utilities industry which is down -0.15% for the same period. The RSI of 48.45 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. It operates through three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises. The Electric Utility segment engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to residential, commercial, and diversified industrial customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. It operates a network of coal, gas, hydroelectric, oil, and wind generation plants. This segment’s distribution system includes 434 miles of high-voltage distribution radial lines; 4,251 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 18 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 56,023 miles of electric distribution overhead lines; 10,383 miles of underground distribution lines; and substations with an aggregate transformer capacity of 24 million thousand volt-amperes. The Gas Utility segment is involved in the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas. This segment’s gas transmission, storage, and distribution system comprises 1,686 miles of transmission lines; 15 gas storage fields with a total storage capacity of 309 billion cubic feet and a working gas volume of 151 billion cubic feet; 27,537 miles of distribution mains; and 7 compressor stations with a total of 157,939 installed and available horsepower. The Enterprises segment engages in the independent power production and marketing activities. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had ownership interests in independent power plants fueled by natural gas and biomass totaling 1,177 megawatts. The company also provides unsecured consumer installment loans for financing home improvements. CMS Energy Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan.

 

Stocks in Review: CMS Energy Corporation (CMS), Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (ZBH), Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF)

CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) traded within a range of $41.71 to $42 after opening the day at $41.87. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.46% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.38% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $41.81 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -8.29% below its 52 week high of $46.25 and 19% above its 12-month low of $37.04. The shares are up by over 1.8% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 53.06 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. It operates through three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises. The Electric Utility segment engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to residential, commercial, and diversified industrial customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. It operates a network of coal, gas, hydroelectric, oil, and wind generation plants. This segment’s distribution system includes 434 miles of high-voltage distribution radial lines; 4,251 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 18 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 56,023 miles of electric distribution overhead lines; 10,383 miles of underground distribution lines; and substations with an aggregate transformer capacity of 24 million thousand volt-amperes. The Gas Utility segment is involved in the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas. This segment’s gas transmission, storage, and distribution system comprises 1,686 miles of transmission lines; 15 gas storage fields with a total storage capacity of 309 billion cubic feet and a working gas volume of 151 billion cubic feet; 27,537 miles of distribution mains; and 7 compressor stations with a total of 157,939 installed and available horsepower. The Enterprises segment engages in the independent power production and marketing activities. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had ownership interests in independent power plants fueled by natural gas and biomass totaling 1,177 megawatts. The company also provides unsecured consumer installment loans for financing home improvements. CMS Energy Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan.

Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (ZBH) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.2% or $1.38 to close the day at $115.94 on light trading volume of 1.49M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.06M. The Warsaw Indiana 46581 based company has been outperforming the medical appliances & equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 14.94%, compared to the industry which has advanced 12.55% over the same period. With RSI of 76.18, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $130.45, making it a hold for now.

Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides musculoskeletal healthcare products and solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates through four segments: Americas Spine, Bone Healing, Craniomaxillofacial and Thoracic (CMF), and Dental. It designs, manufactures, and markets orthopaedic reconstructive products, such as knee and hip reconstructive products; S.E.T. products, including surgical, sports medicine, biologics, foot and ankle, extremities, and trauma products; dental products that include dental reconstructive implants, and dental prosthetic and regenerative products; and spine products comprising medical devices and surgical instruments. The company also offers face and skull reconstruction products, as well as products that fixate and stabilize the bones of the chest to facilitate healing or reconstruction after open heart surgery, trauma, or for deformities of the chest. In addition, it provides bone cement and bone healing products. The company’s products and solutions are used to treat patients suffering from disorders of, or injuries to, bones, joints, or supporting soft tissues. It serves orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, oral surgeons, dentists, hospitals, stocking distributors, healthcare dealers, and other specialists, as well as agents, healthcare purchasing organizations, or buying groups. The company was formerly known as Zimmer Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. in June 2015. Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana.

Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF) gained $0.21 to close the day at a new closing price of $34.38, a 0.61% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 24.91% above its 52 week low of $28.24. A total of 1.48M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.89M. The stock, which fluctuated between $33.94 and $34.47 during the day, currently situated -9.53% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.06% in the past one month and down by -5.68% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $42.33 and RSI of 57.48, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Fidelity National Financial, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides title insurance, and technology and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries in the United States. Its Title segment offers title insurance, escrow, and other title related services, including collection and trust activities, trustee sales guarantees, recordings and reconveyances, and home warranty insurance. The company’s Black Knight segment provides technology solutions, such as mortgage processing and workflow management software applications, and origination and default technology; and data and analytics services, including alternative valuation services, real estate and mortgage data, modeling and forecasting, and analytical tools that facilitate and automate various business processes in the life cycle of a mortgage. Its Restaurant Group segment owns, operates, and franchises restaurants comprising O’Charley’s, Ninety Nine Restaurants, Village Inn, Bakers Square, and Legendary Baking concepts, as well as J. Alexander’s. The company also offers information used by title insurance underwriters, title agents, and closing attorneys to underwrite title insurance policies for real property sales and transfer; and offers home inspection and commercial inspection services. Fidelity National Financial, Inc. was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Cerner Corporation (CERN), CMS Energy Corporation (CMS), Simon Property Group, Inc. (SPG)

Cerner Corporation (CERN) saw its value decrease by -2.08% as the stock dropped $-1.08 to finish the day at a closing price of $50.79. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $47.01-$67.5 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $50.51 to $51.86 during the day, are down by -16.74% in the past three months and down by -18.01% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.95% above its 20 day moving average and 3.12% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $59.7 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 54.72.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) shares were down in last trading by -0.09% to $42.29. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.83% over the past week and grew 1.39% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.98% above its 50 day moving average and 1.19% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -7.24% decrease in value from its one year high of $46.25. The RSI indicator value of 60.15, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. It operates through three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises. The Electric Utility segment engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to residential, commercial, and diversified industrial customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. It operates a network of coal, gas, hydroelectric, oil, and wind generation plants. This segment’s distribution system includes 434 miles of high-voltage distribution radial lines; 4,251 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 18 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 56,023 miles of electric distribution overhead lines; 10,383 miles of underground distribution lines; and substations with an aggregate transformer capacity of 24 million thousand volt-amperes. The Gas Utility segment is involved in the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas. This segment’s gas transmission, storage, and distribution system comprises 1,686 miles of transmission lines; 15 gas storage fields with a total storage capacity of 309 billion cubic feet and a working gas volume of 151 billion cubic feet; 27,537 miles of distribution mains; and 7 compressor stations with a total of 157,939 installed and available horsepower. The Enterprises segment engages in the independent power production and marketing activities. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had ownership interests in independent power plants fueled by natural gas and biomass totaling 1,177 megawatts. The company also provides unsecured consumer installment loans for financing home improvements. CMS Energy Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan.

Simon Property Group, Inc. (SPG) traded within a range of $183.81 to $185.21 after opening the day at $184.38. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.13% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.25% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $185 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -17.88% below its 52 week high of $229.1 and 8.64% above its 12-month low of $173.11. The shares are down by over -5.36% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 55.74 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Simon Property Group, Inc. is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across the globe. It engages in investment, ownership, management, and development of properties. It primarily invests in regional malls, premium outlets, mills, and community/lifestyle centers to create its portfolio. Simon Property Group, Inc. was founded in 1960 and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana, with additional office in New York, New York.

 

3 Notable Runners: Fossil Group, Inc. (FOSL), CMS Energy Corporation (CMS), HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (HDS)

Fossil Group, Inc. (FOSL) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -7.64% or $-2.07 to close the day at $25.01 on lower than average trading volume of 2.39M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 963.52K. The Richardson Texas 75080 based company has been outperforming the textile – apparel footwear & accessories companies by -13.9881% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -3.29% YTD, versus the textile – apparel footwear & accessories industry which is up 3.39% for the same period. The RSI of 34.52 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Fossil Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and distributes consumer fashion accessories. The company’s principal products include a line of men’s and women’s fashion watches and jewelry, handbags, small leather goods, belts, sunglasses, and soft accessories. It offers its products under its proprietary brands, such as FOSSIL, MICHELE, RELIC, SKAGEN, and ZODIAC, as well as under the licensed brands, including ADIDAS, ARMANI EXCHANGE, BURBERRY, DIESEL, DKNY, EMPORIO ARMANI, KARL LAGERFELD, KATE SPADE NEW YORK, MARC BY MARC JACOBS, MICHAEL KORS, and TORY BURCH. The company sells its products through department stores, specialty retail stores, specialty watch and jewelry stores, company-owned retail and outlet stores, mass market stores, e-commerce sites, licensed and franchised FOSSIL retail stores, and retail concessions, as well as sells its products on airlines and cruise ships. As of January 2, 2016, it owned and operated 99 retail stores and 139 outlet stores located in the United States, as well as 250 retail stores and 131 outlet stores internationally. Fossil Group, Inc. was formerly known as Fossil, Inc. and changed its name to Fossil Group, Inc. in May 2013. Fossil Group, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Richardson, Texas.

CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) had a active trading with around 2.38M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.88M. The stock traded between $41.3 and $42.12 before closing at the price of $41.99 with 0.55% change on the day. The Jackson Michigan 49201 based company is currently trading 23.75% above its 52 week low of $35.49 and -7.89% below its 52 week high of $46.25. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 58.05 and $44.42 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. It operates through three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises. The Electric Utility segment engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to residential, commercial, and diversified industrial customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. It operates a network of coal, gas, hydroelectric, oil, and wind generation plants. This segment’s distribution system includes 434 miles of high-voltage distribution radial lines; 4,251 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 18 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 56,023 miles of electric distribution overhead lines; 10,383 miles of underground distribution lines; and substations with an aggregate transformer capacity of 24 million thousand volt-amperes. The Gas Utility segment is involved in the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas. This segment’s gas transmission, storage, and distribution system comprises 1,686 miles of transmission lines; 15 gas storage fields with a total storage capacity of 309 billion cubic feet and a working gas volume of 151 billion cubic feet; 27,537 miles of distribution mains; and 7 compressor stations with a total of 157,939 installed and available horsepower. The Enterprises segment engages in the independent power production and marketing activities. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had ownership interests in independent power plants fueled by natural gas and biomass totaling 1,177 megawatts. The company also provides unsecured consumer installment loans for financing home improvements. CMS Energy Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan.

HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (HDS) opening the day at $43.5. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.61% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.54% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $42.77 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -3.24% below its 52 week high of $44.2 and 101.18% above its 12-month low of $21.26. The shares are up by over 35.05% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 64.52 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

Momentum Stocks: CMS Energy Corporation (CMS), Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR), Rowan Companies plc (RDC)

CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) grew with the stock adding 0.55% or $0.23 to close at $41.76 on active trading volume of 2.44M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.88M. The Jackson Michigan 49201 based company operating under the Electric Utilities industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 19.88% up for the period and up by 0.34% so far this year. With price target of $44.42 and a 23.07% rebound from 52-week low, CMS Energy Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. It operates through three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises. The Electric Utility segment engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to residential, commercial, and diversified industrial customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. It operates a network of coal, gas, hydroelectric, oil, and wind generation plants. This segment’s distribution system includes 434 miles of high-voltage distribution radial lines; 4,251 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 18 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 56,023 miles of electric distribution overhead lines; 10,383 miles of underground distribution lines; and substations with an aggregate transformer capacity of 24 million thousand volt-amperes. The Gas Utility segment is involved in the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas. This segment’s gas transmission, storage, and distribution system comprises 1,686 miles of transmission lines; 15 gas storage fields with a total storage capacity of 309 billion cubic feet and a working gas volume of 151 billion cubic feet; 27,537 miles of distribution mains; and 7 compressor stations with a total of 157,939 installed and available horsepower. The Enterprises segment engages in the independent power production and marketing activities. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had ownership interests in independent power plants fueled by natural gas and biomass totaling 1,177 megawatts. The company also provides unsecured consumer installment loans for financing home improvements. CMS Energy Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan.

Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) had a light trading with around 2.43M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.02M. The stock traded between $31.25 and $31.97 before closing at the price of $31.61 with -0.06% change on the day. The El Dorado Arkansas 71730 based company is currently trading 132.63% above its 52 week low of $14.3 and -13.1% below its 52 week high of $37.48. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $32.35 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

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

Rowan Companies plc (RDC) saw its value increase by 0.46% as the stock gained $0.09 to finish the day at a closing price of $19.64. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $10.67-$21.68 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $19.29 to $19.86 during the day, are up by 35.54% in the past three months and up by 14.19% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.36% above its 20 day moving average and 16.81% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $15.97 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 60.26.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Rowan Companies plc provides offshore oil and gas contract drilling services. It operates a fleet of 31 mobile offshore drilling units, including 27 self-elevating jack-up rigs and 4 ultra-deepwater drillships. The company operates in the United States Gulf of Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea, the Middle East, and Trinidad. Rowan Companies plc was founded in 1923 and is based in Houston, Texas.