Stocks Buzz: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS), Gentex Corporation (GNTX)

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.42% or $0.8 to close the day at $57.32 on light trading volume of 3.56M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.22M. The Teaneck New Jersey 07666 based company has been underperforming the business software & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -1.39%, compared to the industry which has advanced 16.2% over the same period. With RSI of 62.13, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $63.26, making it a hold for now.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. Its consulting and technology services include IT strategy consulting, program management consulting, operations improvement consulting, strategy consulting, and business consulting services; and application design and development, systems integration, enterprise resource planning, and customer relationship management implementation services. The company also offers enterprise information management services, such as strategic, advisory, and management consulting; enterprise data management; descriptive analytics/business intelligence; strategic corporate performance management; and packaged analytics services, as well as big data services that assist clients in managing and deriving actionable insights. In addition, it provides application testing services; and develops, licenses, implements, and supports proprietary and third-party software products, as well as offers digital technologies services. Further, the company offers outsourcing services, such as application maintenance services; IT infrastructure services; and business process services, including clinical data management, pharmacovigilance, equity research support, commercial operations, and order management. It serves various industries, including banking and insurance; healthcare and life sciences; manufacturing and logistics; retail, travel, and hospitality; consumer goods; communications; information, media, and entertainment; and technology. The company markets and sells services through its professional staff, senior management, and direct sales personnel. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS) grew with the stock adding 11.48% or $1.54 to close at $14.95 on active trading volume of 3.55M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.33M. The Madison Wisconsin 53719 based company operating under the Medical Laboratories & Research industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 75.88% up for the period and up by 11.9% so far this year. With price target of $20 and a 220.13% rebound from 52-week low, Exact Sciences Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Exact Sciences Corporation, a molecular diagnostics company, focuses on developing products for the early detection and prevention of various cancers. The company develops the Cologuard, a non-invasive stool-based DNA screening test for the early detection of colorectal cancer and pre-cancer. Its Cologuard test includes a protein marker to detect blood in the stool, utilizing an antibody-based fecal immunochemical test. The company has a collaboration, license, and purchase agreement with Genzyme Corporation, as well as with MAYO Foundation for Medical Education and Research for developing tests to detect lung, pancreatic, and esophageal cancers. Exact Sciences Corporation was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.

Gentex Corporation (GNTX) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.02% or $0.58 to close the day at $20.27 on higher than average trading volume of 3.54M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.14M. The Zeeland Michigan 49464 based company has been outperforming the auto parts companies by 18.6726% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 5.03% YTD, versus the auto parts industry which is up 2.99% for the same period. The RSI of 72.82 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Gentex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and electronics for the automotive industry; dimmable aircraft windows for the aviation industry; and commercial smoke alarms and signaling devices for the fire protection industry worldwide. It offers automotive products, including interior and exterior electrochromic automatic-dimming rearview mirrors, automotive electronics, and interior and exterior non-automatic-dimming rearview mirrors with electronic features for automotive passenger cars, light trucks, pick-up trucks, sport utility vehicles, and vans for original equipment manufacturers, tier one automotive mirror manufacturers, and various aftermarket and accessory customers. The company also provides photoelectric smoke detectors and alarms, audible and visual signaling alarms, electrochemical carbon monoxide detectors and alarms, and bells and speakers for use in fire detection systems in office buildings, hotels, and other commercial and residential establishments. Gentex Corporation sells its fire protection products directly, as well as through sales managers and manufacturer representative organizations to fire protection and security product distributors, electrical wholesale houses, and original equipment manufacturers of fire protection systems. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (CIE), Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM)

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) climbed 0.87% during last trading as the stock added $0.49 to finish the day at $56.52 with about 3.15M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.44M. The $34.38B market cap company, currently situated 24.38% above its 52 week low of $45.44 and -10.89% away from its one year high of $63.43. The RSI of 57.8 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. Its consulting and technology services include IT strategy consulting, program management consulting, operations improvement consulting, strategy consulting, and business consulting services; and application design and development, systems integration, enterprise resource planning, and customer relationship management implementation services. The company also offers enterprise information management services, such as strategic, advisory, and management consulting; enterprise data management; descriptive analytics/business intelligence; strategic corporate performance management; and packaged analytics services, as well as big data services that assist clients in managing and deriving actionable insights. In addition, it provides application testing services; and develops, licenses, implements, and supports proprietary and third-party software products, as well as offers digital technologies services. Further, the company offers outsourcing services, such as application maintenance services; IT infrastructure services; and business process services, including clinical data management, pharmacovigilance, equity research support, commercial operations, and order management. It serves various industries, including banking and insurance; healthcare and life sciences; manufacturing and logistics; retail, travel, and hospitality; consumer goods; communications; information, media, and entertainment; and technology. The company markets and sells services through its professional staff, senior management, and direct sales personnel. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (CIE) gained $0.05 to close the day at a new closing price of $1.27, a 4.1% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 64.94% above its 52 week low of $0.77. A total of 3.13M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.79M. The stock, which fluctuated between $1.22 and $1.3 during the day, currently situated -76.74% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -6.62% in the past one month and up by 1.6% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $2.56 and RSI of 60.38, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Cobalt International Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an oil and gas exploration and production company primarily in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The company holds interests in the North Platte, Shenandoah, Anchor, and Heidelberg fields located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico; and the Diaba block located offshore Gabon. As of December 31, 2015, it had net proved undeveloped reserves of 5.6 million barrels (MMBbls) of oil; 0.3 MMBbls of natural gas liquids; and 1.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM) had a light trading with around 3.13M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.97M. The stock traded between $25.08 and $25.39 before closing at the price of $25.38 with 0.87% change on the day. The New Hyde Park New York 11042 based company is currently trading 6.4% above its 52 week low of $24.35 and -19.7% below its 52 week high of $32.24. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 52.62 and $28.72 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), EXCO Resources, Inc. (XCO), Union Pacific Corporation (UNP)

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.27% or $-0.15 to close the day at $56.03 on lower than average trading volume of 2.92M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.24M. The Teaneck New Jersey 07666 based company has been outperforming the business software & services companies by 17.362% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -6.65% YTD, versus the business software & services industry which is up 13.91% for the same period. The RSI of 54.36 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. Its consulting and technology services include IT strategy consulting, program management consulting, operations improvement consulting, strategy consulting, and business consulting services; and application design and development, systems integration, enterprise resource planning, and customer relationship management implementation services. The company also offers enterprise information management services, such as strategic, advisory, and management consulting; enterprise data management; descriptive analytics/business intelligence; strategic corporate performance management; and packaged analytics services, as well as big data services that assist clients in managing and deriving actionable insights. In addition, it provides application testing services; and develops, licenses, implements, and supports proprietary and third-party software products, as well as offers digital technologies services. Further, the company offers outsourcing services, such as application maintenance services; IT infrastructure services; and business process services, including clinical data management, pharmacovigilance, equity research support, commercial operations, and order management. It serves various industries, including banking and insurance; healthcare and life sciences; manufacturing and logistics; retail, travel, and hospitality; consumer goods; communications; information, media, and entertainment; and technology. The company markets and sells services through its professional staff, senior management, and direct sales personnel. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.

EXCO Resources, Inc. (XCO) had a active trading with around 2.92M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.41M. The stock traded between $0.853 and $0.9052 before closing at the price of $0.87 with -2.92% change on the day. The Dallas Texas 75251 based company is currently trading 71.31% above its 52 week low of $0.51 and -54.96% below its 52 week high of $1.94. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 26.75 and $0 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

EXCO Resources, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development, and production of onshore oil and natural gas properties with a focus on shale resource plays in the United States. The company holds interests in approximately 83,800 net acres located in the Haynesville and Bossier shales of East Texas and North Louisiana; approximately 65,800 net acres situated in the Eagle Ford shale of South Texas; and approximately 137,400 net acres of prospective area located in the Marcellus shale of the Appalachian basin. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of approximately 907.3 billion cubic feet equivalent of oil and gas; and operated 6,380 gross wells. The company was founded in 1955 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) traded within a range of $103.25 to $104.84 after opening the day at $104.18. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 35.98% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.71% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $103.68 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -2.76% below its 52 week high of $106.62 and 58.57% above its 12-month low of $67.06. The shares are up by over 6.94% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 58.39 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

Trader Alert: Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (CFFN), Crown Castle International Corp. (CCI), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH)

Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (CFFN) retreated with the stock falling -1.42% or $-0.24 to close at $16.68 on light trading volume of 1.68M compared its three months average trading volume of 550.48K. The Topeka Kansas 66603 based company operating under the Savings & Loans industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 38.63% up for the period and up by 41.28% so far this year. With price target of $16 and a 55.79% rebound from 52-week low, Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. operates as the holding company for Capitol Federal Savings Bank that provides various retail banking products and services in the United States. The company accepts a range of deposit products comprising savings accounts, money market accounts, interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing checking accounts, and certificates of deposits. It also provides various loan products, such as one- to four-family residential real estate loans; construction-to-permanent loans; consumer loans comprising home equity loans and lines of credit, home improvement loans, auto loans, and loans secured by savings deposits; and commercial real estate loans consisting of various property types, including hotels, office and retail buildings, senior housing facilities, and multi-family dwellings located in Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Arkansas, California, and Montana. In addition, the company offers mobile, telephone, and online banking services, as well as bill payment services; operates a call center; and invests in various securities. As of September 30, 2016, it operated a network of 47 branches, which included 37 traditional branches and 10 in-store branches located in Kansas and Missouri. The company was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas.

Crown Castle International Corp. (CCI) gained $0.24 to close the day at a new closing price of $87.01, a 0.28% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 19.67% above its 52 week low of $75.71. A total of 1.68M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.92M. The stock, which fluctuated between $86.54 and $87.29 during the day, currently situated -13.62% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.2% in the past one month and down by -6.44% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $102.44 and RSI of 53.79, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Crown Castle International Corp., together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and leases shared wireless infrastructure in the United States and Australia. The company provides towers and other structures, such as rooftops; and distributed antenna systems, a type of small cell network (small cells). It provides access, including space or capacity to its towers, small cells, and third party land interests via long-term contracts in various forms, including license, sublease, and lease agreements. In addition, the company offers network services relating to wireless infrastructure, primarily consisting of antenna installations or subsequent augmentations, as well as site development services relating to wireless infrastructure. As of December 31, 2013, it owned, leased, or managed approximately 39,600 towers in the United States, including Puerto Rico; and approximately 1,700 towers in Australia. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) shares were up in last trading by 0.05% to $56.18. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.18% over the past week and grew 0.99% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.87% above its 50 day moving average and -1.69% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -11.43% decrease in value from its one year high of $63.43. The RSI indicator value of 55.46, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. Its consulting and technology services include IT strategy consulting, program management consulting, operations improvement consulting, strategy consulting, and business consulting services; and application design and development, systems integration, enterprise resource planning, and customer relationship management implementation services. The company also offers enterprise information management services, such as strategic, advisory, and management consulting; enterprise data management; descriptive analytics/business intelligence; strategic corporate performance management; and packaged analytics services, as well as big data services that assist clients in managing and deriving actionable insights. In addition, it provides application testing services; and develops, licenses, implements, and supports proprietary and third-party software products, as well as offers digital technologies services. Further, the company offers outsourcing services, such as application maintenance services; IT infrastructure services; and business process services, including clinical data management, pharmacovigilance, equity research support, commercial operations, and order management. It serves various industries, including banking and insurance; healthcare and life sciences; manufacturing and logistics; retail, travel, and hospitality; consumer goods; communications; information, media, and entertainment; and technology. The company markets and sells services through its professional staff, senior management, and direct sales personnel. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.

 

3 Notable Runners: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX), Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX)

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.83% or $-0.47 to close the day at $56.15 on lower than average trading volume of 2.14M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.34M. The Teaneck New Jersey 07666 based company has been outperforming the business software & services companies by 2.2252% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -6.45% YTD, versus the business software & services industry which is up 15.08% for the same period. The RSI of 54.79 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. Its consulting and technology services include IT strategy consulting, program management consulting, operations improvement consulting, strategy consulting, and business consulting services; and application design and development, systems integration, enterprise resource planning, and customer relationship management implementation services. The company also offers enterprise information management services, such as strategic, advisory, and management consulting; enterprise data management; descriptive analytics/business intelligence; strategic corporate performance management; and packaged analytics services, as well as big data services that assist clients in managing and deriving actionable insights. In addition, it provides application testing services; and develops, licenses, implements, and supports proprietary and third-party software products, as well as offers digital technologies services. Further, the company offers outsourcing services, such as application maintenance services; IT infrastructure services; and business process services, including clinical data management, pharmacovigilance, equity research support, commercial operations, and order management. It serves various industries, including banking and insurance; healthcare and life sciences; manufacturing and logistics; retail, travel, and hospitality; consumer goods; communications; information, media, and entertainment; and technology. The company markets and sells services through its professional staff, senior management, and direct sales personnel. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) had a light trading with around 2.14M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.19M. The stock traded between $75.23 and $76.38 before closing at the price of $75.31 with -1.23% change on the day. The Framingham Massachusetts 01701 based company is currently trading 16.25% above its 52 week low of $65.64 and -9.64% below its 52 week high of $83.64. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 40.24 and $84 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX) traded within a range of $60.59 to $62.24 after opening the day at $62.14. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 31.76% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $60.63 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -1.54% below its 52 week high of $62.24 and 53.03% above its 12-month low of $40.44. The shares are up by over 13.65% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 72.96 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Xilinx, Inc. designs and develops programmable devices and associated technologies worldwide. Its programmable devices comprise integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), such as programmable system on chips, and three dimensional ICs; software design tools to program the PLDs; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards; and intellectual property (IP). The company also offers development boards; development kits, including hardware, design tools, IP, and reference designs that are designed to streamline and accelerate the development of domain-specific and market-specific applications; and configuration products, such as one-time programmable and in-system programmable storage devices to configure field programmable gate arrays. In addition, it provides design services, customer training, field engineering, and technical support. The company offers its products to electronic equipment manufacturers in end markets, such as wired and wireless communications, industrial, scientific and medical, aerospace and defense, audio, video and broadcast, consumer, automotive, and test and measurement. Xilinx, Inc. sells its products through a network of independent distributors; and through direct sales to original equipment manufacturers and electronic manufacturing service providers by a network of independent sales representative firms and by a direct sales management organization. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

 

Stocks Buzz: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC), Target Corporation (TGT)

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.07% or $0.04 to close the day at $56.49 on light trading volume of 3.37M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.32M. The Teaneck New Jersey 07666 based company has been underperforming the business software & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -6.98%, compared to the industry which has advanced 14.91% over the same period. With RSI of 57.83, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $63.26, making it a hold for now.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. Its consulting and technology services include IT strategy consulting, program management consulting, operations improvement consulting, strategy consulting, and business consulting services; and application design and development, systems integration, enterprise resource planning, and customer relationship management implementation services. The company also offers enterprise information management services, such as strategic, advisory, and management consulting; enterprise data management; descriptive analytics/business intelligence; strategic corporate performance management; and packaged analytics services, as well as big data services that assist clients in managing and deriving actionable insights. In addition, it provides application testing services; and develops, licenses, implements, and supports proprietary and third-party software products, as well as offers digital technologies services. Further, the company offers outsourcing services, such as application maintenance services; IT infrastructure services; and business process services, including clinical data management, pharmacovigilance, equity research support, commercial operations, and order management. It serves various industries, including banking and insurance; healthcare and life sciences; manufacturing and logistics; retail, travel, and hospitality; consumer goods; communications; information, media, and entertainment; and technology. The company markets and sells services through its professional staff, senior management, and direct sales personnel. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) grew with the stock adding 0.87% or $0.44 to close at $50.78 on light trading volume of 3.35M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.38M. The Findlay Ohio 45840 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 0.04% up for the period and up by 1.58% so far this year. With price target of $56.15 and a 80.1% rebound from 52-week low, Marathon Petroleum Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining, marketing, retailing, and transporting petroleum products primarily in the United States. It operates through three segments: Refining & Marketing, Speedway, and Midstream. The company refines crude oil and other feed stocks at its seven refineries in the Gulf Coast and Midwest regions of the United States; and purchases ethanol and refined products for resale. Its refined products include gasoline, distillates, propane, feed stocks and special products, heavy fuel oil, and asphalt. The company also sells transportation fuels and convenience products in the retail market through Speedway convenience stores; and transports crude oil and other feed stocks to its refineries and other locations. Marathon Petroleum Corporation markets its refined products to resellers, consumers, independent retailers, wholesale customers, marathon-branded independent entrepreneurs, its Speedway convenience stores, airlines, transportation companies, and utility companies, as well as exports its refined products. As of December 31, 2015, it owned, leased, and had ownership interests in approximately 8,400 miles of crude oil and refined product pipelines, as well as owned and operated 2,766 gasoline and convenience stores in 22 states of the United States; and had 5,600 retail outlets operated by independent entrepreneurs in 19 states in the United States. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Findlay, Ohio.

Target Corporation (TGT) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.33% or $-0.24 to close the day at $73.5 on lower than average trading volume of 3.33M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.13M. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55403 based company has been outperforming the discount, variety stores companies by 10.2549% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 4.54% YTD, versus the discount, variety stores industry which is up 11.59% for the same period. The RSI of 39.95 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer. It offers household essentials, including pharmacy, beauty, personal care, baby care, cleaning, and paper products; music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods, and toys, as well as electronics, such as video game hardware and software; and apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants, and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, and shoes. The company also provides food and pet supplies comprising dry grocery, dairy, frozen food, beverages, candy, snacks, deli, bakery, meat, produce, and pet supplies; and home furnishings and décor, including furniture, lighting, kitchenware, small appliances, home décor, bed and bath, home improvement, and automotive products, as well as seasonal merchandise, such as patio furniture and holiday décor. In addition, it offers in-store amenities, including Target Café, Target Photo, Target Optical, Portrait Studio, Starbucks, and other food service offerings. Target Corporation sells products through its stores; and digital channels, including Target.com. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 1,792 stores in the United States. Target Corporation was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF), Fortinet, Inc. (FTNT), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH)

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) climbed 4.19% during last trading as the stock added $1.21 to finish the day at $30.11 with about 4.33M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.85M. The $7.02B market cap company, which fluctuated between $28.82 and $30.17 during the day, currently situated 48.7% above its 52 week low of $20.77 and -29.32% away from its one year high of $43.41. The RSI of 58.73 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizers and other nitrogen products worldwide. The company operates through Ammonia, Granular Urea, UAN, AN, Other, and Phosphate segments. Its primary nitrogen fertilizer products include ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate, and ammonium nitrate. The company also provides diesel exhaust fluid, urea liquor, nitric acid, and aqua ammonia as well as compound fertilizer product, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilizer. It offers products primarily to cooperatives, independent fertilizer distributors, farmers, and industrial users. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.

Fortinet, Inc. (FTNT) dropped $-0.94 to close the day at a new closing price of $28.61, a -3.18% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 23.53% above its 52 week low of $23.16. A total of 4.32M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.67M. The stock, which fluctuated between $28.5 and $29.46 during the day, currently situated -23.67% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -8.15% in the past one month and down by -21.25% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $35.52 and RSI of 36.19, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Fortinet, Inc. provides cyber security solutions for enterprises, service providers, and government organizations worldwide. The company offers FortiGate physical and virtual appliances products that provide various security and networking functions, including firewall, intrusion prevention, anti-malware, virtual private network, application control, Web filtering, anti-spam, and wide area network acceleration; FortiManager product family to provide a central management solution for FortiGate products comprising software updates, configuration, policy settings, and security updates; and the FortiAnalyzer product family, which provides a single point of network log data collection. It also offers FortiAP secure wireless access points; FortiWeb, a Web application firewall; FortiMail email security; FortiDB database security appliances; FortiClient, an endpoint security software; and FortiSwitch secure switch connectivity products. In addition, the company provides FortiSandbox advanced threat protection solutions; and FortiDDos and FortiDB database security appliances. Further, it offers security subscription, technical support, training, and professional services. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) had a light trading with around 4.31M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.33M. The stock traded between $55.58 and $56.54 before closing at the price of $56.45 with 0.3% change on the day. The Teaneck New Jersey 07666 based company is currently trading 24.23% above its 52 week low of $45.44 and -11% below its 52 week high of $63.43. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 57.66 and $63.26 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. Its consulting and technology services include IT strategy consulting, program management consulting, operations improvement consulting, strategy consulting, and business consulting services; and application design and development, systems integration, enterprise resource planning, and customer relationship management implementation services. The company also offers enterprise information management services, such as strategic, advisory, and management consulting; enterprise data management; descriptive analytics/business intelligence; strategic corporate performance management; and packaged analytics services, as well as big data services that assist clients in managing and deriving actionable insights. In addition, it provides application testing services; and develops, licenses, implements, and supports proprietary and third-party software products, as well as offers digital technologies services. Further, the company offers outsourcing services, such as application maintenance services; IT infrastructure services; and business process services, including clinical data management, pharmacovigilance, equity research support, commercial operations, and order management. It serves various industries, including banking and insurance; healthcare and life sciences; manufacturing and logistics; retail, travel, and hospitality; consumer goods; communications; information, media, and entertainment; and technology. The company markets and sells services through its professional staff, senior management, and direct sales personnel. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Honeywell International Inc. (HON), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

Honeywell International Inc. (HON) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.43% or $-0.51 to close the day at $117.2 on light trading volume of 2.75M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.96M. The Morris Plains New Jersey 07950 based company has been outperforming the diversified machinery group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 15.01%, compared to the industry which has advanced 18.69% over the same period. With RSI of 63.65, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $125.21, making it a hold for now.

Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. Its Aerospace segment offers aircraft engines, integrated avionics, systems and service solutions, and related products and services for aircraft manufacturers and operators, airlines, military services, and defense and space contractors, as well as spare parts, and repair and maintenance services for the aftermarket. This segment also provides auxiliary power units; propulsion engines; environmental control, connectivity, electric power, flight safety, communication, navigation, radar, surveillance, and thermal systems; engine controls; aircraft lighting products, as well as wheels and brakes; advanced systems and instruments; and turbochargers, as well as management, technical, logistics, repair, and overhaul services to original equipment manufacturers in the air transport, regional, business, and general aviation aircraft; and automotive and truck manufacturers. The company’s Home and Building Technologies segment offers environmental and energy, security and fire, and building solutions. Its Safety and Productivity Solutions segment provides sensing and productivity Solutions, and industrial safety products. Its Performance Materials and Technologies segment provides catalysts and adsorbents; equipment and consulting services for the petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemical, and other industries; and automation control, instrumentation, software, and services for the oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, industrial power generation, chemicals and petrochemicals, biofuels, life sciences, metals, minerals, and mining industries. It also offers fluorocarbons, hydrofluoroolefins, caprolactam, resins, ammonium sulfate fertilizers, phenol, specialty films, waxes, additives, fibers, research chemicals and intermediates, and electronic materials and chemicals. The company was founded in 1920 and is based in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) retreated with the stock falling -0.25% or $-0.14 to close at $56.28 on light trading volume of 2.75M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.35M. The Teaneck New Jersey 07666 based company operating under the Business Software & Services industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -6.36% down for the period and down by -6.23% so far this year. With price target of $63.26 and a 23.86% rebound from 52-week low, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. Its consulting and technology services include IT strategy consulting, program management consulting, operations improvement consulting, strategy consulting, and business consulting services; and application design and development, systems integration, enterprise resource planning, and customer relationship management implementation services. The company also offers enterprise information management services, such as strategic, advisory, and management consulting; enterprise data management; descriptive analytics/business intelligence; strategic corporate performance management; and packaged analytics services, as well as big data services that assist clients in managing and deriving actionable insights. In addition, it provides application testing services; and develops, licenses, implements, and supports proprietary and third-party software products, as well as offers digital technologies services. Further, the company offers outsourcing services, such as application maintenance services; IT infrastructure services; and business process services, including clinical data management, pharmacovigilance, equity research support, commercial operations, and order management. It serves various industries, including banking and insurance; healthcare and life sciences; manufacturing and logistics; retail, travel, and hospitality; consumer goods; communications; information, media, and entertainment; and technology. The company markets and sells services through its professional staff, senior management, and direct sales personnel. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.89% or $-0.21 to close the day at $23.5 on lower than average trading volume of 2.74M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.49M. The New York New York 10022 based company has been underperforming the advertising agencies companies by 5.114% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 3.61% YTD, versus the advertising agencies industry which is up 5.12% for the same period. The RSI of 46.41 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), Sunoco LP (SUN), Gevo, Inc. (GEVO)

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) fell -0.48% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.27 to finish the day at $56.42 with about 2.8M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.39M. The $34.56B market cap company, currently situated 24.16% above its 52 week low of $45.44 and -11.05% away from its one year high of $63.43. The RSI of 58.01 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. Its consulting and technology services include IT strategy consulting, program management consulting, operations improvement consulting, strategy consulting, and business consulting services; and application design and development, systems integration, enterprise resource planning, and customer relationship management implementation services. The company also offers enterprise information management services, such as strategic, advisory, and management consulting; enterprise data management; descriptive analytics/business intelligence; strategic corporate performance management; and packaged analytics services, as well as big data services that assist clients in managing and deriving actionable insights. In addition, it provides application testing services; and develops, licenses, implements, and supports proprietary and third-party software products, as well as offers digital technologies services. Further, the company offers outsourcing services, such as application maintenance services; IT infrastructure services; and business process services, including clinical data management, pharmacovigilance, equity research support, commercial operations, and order management. It serves various industries, including banking and insurance; healthcare and life sciences; manufacturing and logistics; retail, travel, and hospitality; consumer goods; communications; information, media, and entertainment; and technology. The company markets and sells services through its professional staff, senior management, and direct sales personnel. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Sunoco LP (SUN) dropped $-1.93 to close the day at a new closing price of $22.14, a -8.02% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 5.38% above its 52 week low of $21.01. A total of 2.8M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 885.33K. The stock, which fluctuated between $21.9 and $24.15 during the day, currently situated -38.59% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -7.01% in the past one month and down by -23.44% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $31.11 and RSI of 34.44, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Sunoco LP engages in the wholesale distribution and retail sale of motor fuels primarily in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kansas, Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, and Hawaii. The company operates through two segments, Wholesale and Retail. It serves convenience stores and consignment locations, contracted independent convenience store operators, and other commercial customers. The company also distributes other petroleum products, such as propane and lubricating oils; and leases or subleases real estate properties used in the retail distribution of motor fuels. As of December 31, 2014, it operated 900 convenience stores and fuel outlets offering merchandise, food service, motor fuel, and other services in 8 states. Sunoco GP LLC serves as the general partner of the company. The company was formerly known as Susser Petroleum Partners LP and changed its name to Sunoco LP in October 2014. Sunoco LP is based in Dallas, Texas. Sunoco LP is a subsidiary of Susser Holdings Corporation.

Gevo, Inc. (GEVO) had a light trading with around 2.79M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.57M. The stock traded at the price of $0.21 with -4.19% change on the day. The Englewood Colorado 80112 based company is currently trading -3.26% below its 52 week low of $0.21 and -84.71% below its 52 week high of $1.36. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 21.56 and $2.25 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Gevo, Inc., a renewable chemicals and biofuels company, focuses on the development and commercialization of alternatives to petroleum-based products based on isobutanol produced from renewable feedstocks. It operates in two segments, Gevo, Inc. and Gevo Development/Agri-Energy. The company engages in the research and development, and production of isobutanol; development of its proprietary biocatalysts; production and sale of biojet fuel; and retrofit process of chemicals and biofuels. It is also involved in the production of ethanol, isobutanol, and related products. Gevo, Inc. produces and separates its renewable isobutanol through the Gevo Integrated Fermentation Technology platform. The company was formerly known as Methanotech, Inc. and changed its name to Gevo, Inc. in March 2006. Gevo, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), Stone Energy Corporation (SGY), Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (SRC)

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.76% or $0.43 to close the day at $56.69 on light trading volume of 3.97M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.39M. The Teaneck New Jersey 07666 based company has been underperforming the business software & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -3.69%, compared to the industry which has advanced 18.61% over the same period. With RSI of 59.27, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $63.26, making it a hold for now.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. Its consulting and technology services include IT strategy consulting, program management consulting, operations improvement consulting, strategy consulting, and business consulting services; and application design and development, systems integration, enterprise resource planning, and customer relationship management implementation services. The company also offers enterprise information management services, such as strategic, advisory, and management consulting; enterprise data management; descriptive analytics/business intelligence; strategic corporate performance management; and packaged analytics services, as well as big data services that assist clients in managing and deriving actionable insights. In addition, it provides application testing services; and develops, licenses, implements, and supports proprietary and third-party software products, as well as offers digital technologies services. Further, the company offers outsourcing services, such as application maintenance services; IT infrastructure services; and business process services, including clinical data management, pharmacovigilance, equity research support, commercial operations, and order management. It serves various industries, including banking and insurance; healthcare and life sciences; manufacturing and logistics; retail, travel, and hospitality; consumer goods; communications; information, media, and entertainment; and technology. The company markets and sells services through its professional staff, senior management, and direct sales personnel. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Stone Energy Corporation (SGY) climbed 31.23% during last trading as the stock added $2.42 to finish the day at $10.17 with about 3.95M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1M. The $46.68M market cap company, which fluctuated between $7.79 and $10.68 during the day, currently situated 276.67% above its 52 week low of $2.7 and -78.18% away from its one year high of $46.58. The RSI of 71.08 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Stone Energy Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development, and operation of oil and gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico. As of December 31, 2015, it had estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves of approximately 342 billion cubic feet of gas equivalent. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana. On December 14, 2016, Stone Energy Corporation, along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (SRC) saw its value increase by 2.93% as the stock gained $0.31 to finish the day at a closing price of $10.88. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $8.9-$13.97 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $10.59 to $10.94 during the day, are down by -16.18% in the past three months and down by -7.27% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.57% above its 20 day moving average and -4.11% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $13.3 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 48.75. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. is a publicly traded real estate investment trust. The firm primarily acquires across the United States single tenant operationally essential real estate, which refers to generally free-standing, commercial real estate facilities where tenants conduct retail, service or distribution activities that are essential to the generation of their sales and profits. The firm was formerly known as Spirit Finance Corp. Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. was formed on August 14, 2003 and is domiciled in the United States.