Stocks To Track: International Paper Company (IP), D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI), Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

International Paper Company (IP) climbed 1.18% during last trading as the stock added $0.62 to finish the day at $53.38 with about 2.92M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.02M. The $21.65B market cap company, which fluctuated between $52.73 and $53.5 during the day, currently situated 66.05% above its 52 week low of $33.43 and -8.51% away from its one year high of $58.86. The RSI of 49.97 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The company operates through three segments: Industrial Packaging, Printing Papers, and Consumer Packaging. The Industrial Packaging segment manufactures containerboards, including linerboard, medium, whitetop, recycled linerboard, recycled medium, and saturating kraft. The Printing Papers segment produces printing and writing papers, such as uncoated papers for end use applications, including brochures, pamphlets, greeting cards, books, annual reports, and direct mail, as well as envelopes, tablets, business forms, and file folders. This segment sells uncoated papers under the Hammermill, Springhill, Williamsburg, Postmark, Accent, Great White, Chamex, Ballet, Rey, Pol, and Svetocopy brand names. It also produces pulp for manufacturing printing, writing, and specialty papers, as well as towels and tissues, filtration products, diapers, and sanitary napkins. The Consumer Packaging segment offers coated paperboards for various packaging and foodservice end uses, such as food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and tobacco products under the Everest, Fortress, and Starcote brand names. This segment also produces cups, lids, food containers, and plates. The company sells its packaging products, paper products, and other products directly to end users and converters, as well as through agents, resellers, and paper distributors. International Paper Company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) dropped $-0.33 to close the day at a new closing price of $30.43, a -1.07% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 26.95% above its 52 week low of $24.44. A total of 2.86M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.54M. The stock, which fluctuated between $30.36 and $30.9 during the day, currently situated -11.13% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 7.13% in the past one month and up by 8.23% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $34.53 and RSI of 57.56, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 26 states and 78 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America’s Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Regent Homes, Crown Communities, and Pacific Ridge Homes. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes; and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes, and condominiums. It is also involved in the origination and sale of mortgages; and provision of title insurance policies, and examination and closing services. The company primarily serves title insurance agents, homebuyers, and homebuilding customers. D.R. Horton, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) had a light trading with around 2.84M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.89M. The stock traded between $141.07 and $142.44 before closing at the price of $142.01 with -0.18% change on the day. The Los Gatos California 95032 based company is currently trading 68.06% above its 52 week low of $84.5 and -2.7% below its 52 week high of $145.95. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 59.5 and $147.18 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Netflix, Inc., an Internet television network, engages in the Internet delivery of television (TV) shows and movies on various Internet-connected screens. The company operates in three segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming, and Domestic DVD. It offers members with the ability to receive streaming content through a host of Internet-connected screens, including TVs, digital video players, television set-top boxes, and mobile devices. The company also provides DVDs-by-mail membership services. It serves approximately 93 million streaming members in 190 countries. Netflix, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.

 

Stocks Buzz: Discover Financial Services (DFS), Unum Group (UNM), D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI)

Discover Financial Services (DFS) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.83% or $1.27 to close the day at $70.85 on light trading volume of 2.34M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.61M. The Riverwoods Illinois 60015 based company has been outperforming the credit services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 58.27%, compared to the industry which has advanced 31.06% over the same period. With RSI of 58.29, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $80.04, making it a 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.

Unum Group (UNM) grew with the stock adding 0.6% or $0.29 to close at $48.5 on light trading volume of 1.25M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.45M. The Chattanooga Tennessee 37402 based company operating under the Accident & Health Insurance industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 86.46% up for the period and up by 10.88% so far this year. With price target of $46.38 and a 94.13% rebound from 52-week low, Unum Group has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Unum Group, together with its subsidiaries, provides group and individual disability insurance products and services primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates through three segments: Unum US, Unum UK, and Colonial Life. It provides group long-term and short-term disability, group life, and accidental death and dismemberment; supplemental and voluntary products, such as individual disability and voluntary benefits products; and accident, sickness, disability, life, and cancer and critical illness products. The company also offers group pension, individual life, corporate-owned life insurance, reinsurance pools, management operations, and other product lines. In addition, it provides a portfolio of other insurance products, including life insurance, employer- and employee-paid group benefits, and other related services. The company markets its products primarily to employers for the benefit of employees. It sells its products through field sales personnel, independent brokers, and consultants, as well as independent contractor agency sales force. Unum Group was founded in 1848 and is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.02% or $-0.31 to close the day at $30.11 on higher than average trading volume of 4.91M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.59M. The Fort Worth Texas 76102 based company has been outperforming the residential construction companies by 10.8086% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 10.54% YTD, versus the residential construction industry which is up 7.59% for the same period. The RSI of 55.34 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 26 states and 78 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America’s Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Regent Homes, Crown Communities, and Pacific Ridge Homes. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes; and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes, and condominiums. It is also involved in the origination and sale of mortgages; and provision of title insurance policies, and examination and closing services. The company primarily serves title insurance agents, homebuyers, and homebuilding customers. D.R. Horton, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Altria Group, Inc. (MO), Nucor Corporation (NUE), D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI)

Altria Group, Inc. (MO) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.1% or $-0.07 to close the day at $72.42 on light trading volume of 4.15M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.78M. The Richmond Virginia 23230 based company has been outperforming the cigarettes group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 25.16%, compared to the industry which has advanced 11.96% over the same period. With RSI of 81.25, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $71.73, making it a hold for now.

Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States. It offers cigarettes primarily under the Marlboro brand; cigars principally under the Black & Mild brand; and moist smokeless tobacco products under the Copenhagen and Skoal, Red Seal and Husky, and Marlboro Snus brand names. The company also produces and sells varietal and blended table wines, and sparkling wines under the Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Crest, and 14 Hands names; and imports and markets Antinori, Torres, and Villa Maria Estate wines, as well as Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte in the United States. In addition, it provides finance leasing services primarily in aircraft, railcar, electric power, real estate, and manufacturing industries. The company sells its tobacco products primarily to wholesalers, including distributors; large retail organizations, such as chain stores; and the armed services. Altria Group, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

Nucor Corporation (NUE) grew with the stock adding 0.03% or $0.02 to close at $60.99 on active trading volume of 4.11M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.31M. The Charlotte North Carolina 28211 based company operating under the Steel & Iron industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 63.87% up for the period and up by 2.47% so far this year. With price target of $64.65 and a 66.65% rebound from 52-week low, Nucor Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Nucor Corporation manufactures and sells steel and steel products in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Steel Mills, Steel Products, and Raw Materials. The Steel Mills segment produces and distributes hot-rolled, cold-rolled, and galvanized sheet steel products; plate steel products; structural steel products comprising wide-flange beams, beam blanks, H-pilings, and sheet pilings; and bar steel products, such as blooms, billets, concrete reinforcing bars, merchant bars, and special bar quality products. This segment sells its products to steel service centers, fabricators, and manufacturers in automotive, energy, agricultural, heavy equipment, and transportation sectors. The Steel Products segment offers steel joists and joist girders, steel decks, fabricated concrete reinforcing and cold finished steel products, steel fasteners, metal building systems, steel gratings, and wire and wire mesh products to general contractors, fabricators, distributors, and manufacturers. Its products are used by contractors in constructing highways, bridges, reservoirs, utilities, hospitals, schools, airports, stadiums, and high-rise buildings. The Raw Materials segment produces direct reduced iron (DRI); brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron, hot briquetted iron, and DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal, as well as holds working interest in natural gas drilling programs. This segment sells its ferrous scrap to electric arc furnace steel mills and foundries for use in manufacturing process; and nonferrous scrap metal to aluminum can producers, secondary aluminum smelters, steel mills, and other processors and consumers of various nonferrous metals. The company offers its products through its in-house sales forces, as well as internal distribution and trading companies. Nucor Corporation was founded in 1940 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 2.32% or $0.7 to close the day at $30.82 on lower than average trading volume of 4.1M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.82M. The Fort Worth Texas 76102 based company has been outperforming the residential construction companies by 12.5314% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 13.15% YTD, versus the residential construction industry which is up 8.64% for the same period. The RSI of 63.25 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 26 states and 78 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America’s Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Regent Homes, Crown Communities, and Pacific Ridge Homes. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes; and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes, and condominiums. It is also involved in the origination and sale of mortgages; and provision of title insurance policies, and examination and closing services. The company primarily serves title insurance agents, homebuyers, and homebuilding customers. D.R. Horton, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI), Medtronic plc (MDT), CBS Corporation (CBS)

D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) saw its value increase by 1.6% as the stock gained $0.47 to finish the day at a closing price of $29.89. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $23.01-$34.56 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $29.37 to $29.93 during the day, are up by 2.47% in the past three months and down by -6.74% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.69% above its 20 day moving average and 4.58% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $34.3 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 54.89.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 26 states and 78 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America’s Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Regent Homes, Crown Communities, and Pacific Ridge Homes. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes; and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes, and condominiums. It is also involved in the origination and sale of mortgages; and provision of title insurance policies, and examination and closing services. The company primarily serves title insurance agents, homebuyers, and homebuilding customers. D.R. Horton, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

Medtronic plc (MDT) shares were down in last trading by -0.68% to $75.6. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.53% over the past week and grew 2.41% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.73% above its 50 day moving average and -7.31% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -15.31% decrease in value from its one year high of $89.27. The RSI indicator value of 57.45, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Medtronic plc manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. The company’s Cardiac and Vascular Group segment offers pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices, AF products, diagnostics and monitoring devices, and remote monitoring and patient-centered software; and heart valves, percutaneous coronary intervention stent products, surgical valve replacement and repair products, endovascular stent grafts, peripheral vascular intervention products, and products to treat superficial and deep venous diseases. Its Minimally Invasive Therapies Group segment provides gastrointestinal diagnostics, ablation, and interventional lung solutions; stapling, vessel sealing, and other surgical instruments; sutures; electrosurgery products; hernia mechanical devices; mesh implants; products for patient monitoring and recovery; sensors; monitors; compression and dialysis, enteral feeding, and wound care products; and operating room supplies, electrodes, needles, syringes, and sharps disposals. The company’s Restorative Therapies Group segment offers products for various areas of the spine; bone graft substitutes; biologic products; trauma, implantable neurostimulation therapies, and drug delivery systems for the treatment of chronic pain, movement disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, overactive bladder, urinary retention, fecal incontinence, and gastroparesis; products to treat conditions of the ear, nose, throat, and neurological disorders; systems that incorporate advanced energy surgical instruments; products for haemostatic sealing of soft tissue and bone; and image-guided surgery and intra-operative imaging systems. Its Diabetes Group segment provides insulin pumps and consumables; continuous glucose monitoring systems; and Web-based therapy management software solutions. It serves hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients. Medtronic plc was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

CBS Corporation (CBS) traded within a range of $63.24 to $64.47 after opening the day at $64.47. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.17% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.49% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $63.51 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -5.04% below its 52 week high of $66.88 and 55.44% above its 12-month low of $41.9. The shares are up by over 10.55% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 47.14 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

CBS Corporation operates as a mass media company worldwide. The company’s Entertainment segment distributes a schedule of news and public affairs broadcasts, and sports and entertainment programming; produces, acquires, and distributes programming, including series, specials, news, and public affairs; operates online content networks for information and entertainment; and produces, acquires, and distributes theatrical motion pictures. Its Cable Networks segment offers subscription program services, such as original series, theatrical feature films, documentaries, boxing and other sports-related programming, and special events; and owns and operates multiplexed channels. This segment also owns and manages Smithsonian Networks, which operates a channel featuring cultural, historical, scientific, and educational programs; and operates a CBS Sports Network, a 24-hour cable program service that provides college sports and related content. The company’s Publishing segment publishes and distributes adult and children’s consumer books in printed, digital, and audio formats; and develops special imprints and publishes titles based on the products, as well as that of third parties and distributes products for other publishers. This segment also delivers content; and promotes its products on its Websites, social media, and general Internet sites, as well as those related to individual titles. Its Local Broadcasting segment owns 30 broadcast television stations; owns and operates 117 radio stations in 26 U.S. markets and related online properties; and operates local digital properties in various U.S. markets that combine the company’s television and radio local media brands online to offer the latest news, traffic, weather, and sports information, as well as local discounts, directories, and reviews for local community. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in New York, New York. CBS Corporation is a subsidiary of National Amusements, Inc.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV), FirstEnergy Corp. (FE), D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI)

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -2.88% or $-1.11 to close the day at $37.46 on active trading volume of 4.35M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.48M. The Houston Texas 77036 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas equipment & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 34.11%, compared to the industry which has advanced 32.35% over the same period. With RSI of 44.13, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $34.83, making it a hold for now.

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling, completion, and production operations; and provides oilfield services to the upstream oil and gas industry worldwide. It operates through four segments: Rig Systems, Rig Aftermarket, Wellbore Technologies, and Completion & Production Solutions. The Rig Systems segment offers land rigs; offshore drilling equipment packages; and drilling rig components. This segment provides substructures, derricks, and masts; cranes; pipe lifting, racking, rotating, and assembly systems; fluid transfer technologies, such as mud pumps; pressure control equipment; power transmission systems; and rig instrumentation and control systems. The Rig Aftermarket segment offers spare parts; and repair and rental services, as well as technical support, field and first well support, field engineering, and customer training services. The Wellbore Technologies segment designs, manufactures, rents, and sells various equipment and technologies. This segment also provides solids control and waste management equipment and services, drilling fluids, power generation equipment, drill and wired pipes, instruments, measuring and monitoring equipment, downhole and fishing tools, hole openers, and drill bits, as well as drilling optimization and automation, tubular inspection, repair and coating, and rope access inspection services. The Completion and Production Solutions segment offers pressure pumping trucks and pumps, blenders, sanders, hydration units, injection units, flowlines, manifolds, and wellheads; well intervention tools; offshore production comprising composite pipes, process equipment, floating production systems, and subsea production technologies; and onshore production, including surface transfer and progressive cavity pumps, reciprocating pumps, pressure vessels, and artificial lift systems. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) retreated with the stock falling -0.03% or $-0.01 to close at $29.88 on light trading volume of 4.32M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.54M. The Akron Ohio 44308 based company operating under the Electric Utilities industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -7.29% down for the period and down by -2.35% so far this year. With price target of $34.72 and a 3.11% rebound from 52-week low, FirstEnergy Corp. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

FirstEnergy Corp., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the United States. The company operates through Regulated Distribution, Regulated Transmission, and Competitive Energy Services segments. It owns and operates coal-fired, nuclear, hydroelectric, oil and natural gas, wind, and solar power generating facilities. The company also provides energy-related products and services to retail and wholesale customers. It operates 24,211 pole miles of overhead and underground transmission lines; and electric distribution systems, including 268,682 miles of overhead pole line and underground conduit carrying primary, secondary, and street lighting circuits; as well as owns substations with a total installed transformer capacity of approximately 154,612,802 kilovolt-amperes. The company serves approximately six million customers within 65,000 square miles in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. FirstEnergy Corp. was founded in 1996 and is based in Akron, Ohio.

D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.34% or $-0.4 to close the day at $29.49 on lower than average trading volume of 4.31M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.11M. The Fort Worth Texas 76102 based company has been outperforming the residential construction companies by 4.8266% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 8.27% YTD, versus the residential construction industry which is up 6.22% for the same period. The RSI of 53.02 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 26 states and 78 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America’s Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Regent Homes, Crown Communities, and Pacific Ridge Homes. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes; and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes, and condominiums. It is also involved in the origination and sale of mortgages; and provision of title insurance policies, and examination and closing services. The company primarily serves title insurance agents, homebuyers, and homebuilding customers. D.R. Horton, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI), Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE)

D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) had a active trading with around 7.35M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.94M. The stock traded between $29.78 and $30.63 before closing at the price of $29.91 with -2.61% change on the day. The Fort Worth Texas 76102 based company is currently trading 31.35% above its 52 week low of $22.97 and -12.94% below its 52 week high of $34.56. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 57.69 and $34.43 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 26 states and 78 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America’s Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Regent Homes, Crown Communities, and Pacific Ridge Homes. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes; and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes, and condominiums. It is also involved in the origination and sale of mortgages; and provision of title insurance policies, and examination and closing services. The company primarily serves title insurance agents, homebuyers, and homebuilding customers. D.R. Horton, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.79% or $-0.46 to close the day at $57.58 on light trading volume of 2.27M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.5M. The McLean Virginia 22102 based company has been outperforming the lodging group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 58.2%, compared to the industry which has advanced 12.29% over the same period. With RSI of 57.78, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $80.78, making it a hold for now.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., a hospitality company, owns, leases, manages, develops, and franchises hotels, resorts, and timeshare properties worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Ownership, Management and Franchise, and Timeshare. It also licenses its brands to franchisees; provides hotel management services for third parties; and markets and sells timeshare interests owned by Hilton and third parties. In addition, the company provides consumer financing, which includes interest income generated from the origination of consumer loans to finance their purchase of timeshare intervals. It operates hotels under the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Grand Vacations, and Hampton Inn brands. As of December 29, 2016, the company had approximately 4,800 managed, franchised, owned, and leased hotels, resorts, and timeshare properties comprising 789,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) shares were up in last trading by 2.39% to $22.68. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.92% over the past week and fell -2.83% in the past month. It is currently trading -2.91% below its 50 day moving average and 8.81% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -8.27% decrease in value from its one year high of $24.79. The RSI indicator value of 45.63, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company provides technology solutions to business and public sector enterprises. It operates through Enterprise Group, Software, Enterprise Services, and Financial Services segments. The Enterprise Group segment offers industry standard servers and mission-critical servers to address the array of its customers’ computing needs; converged storage solutions, including 3PAR StoreServ, StoreOnce, all-flash arrays, and software defined and StoreVirtual products; wireless local area network equipment, mobility and security software, switches, routers, and network management products; and support and technology consulting services. The Software segment offers software to capture, store, explore, analyze, protect, and share information and insights within and outside organizations; HP Vertica, an analytics database technology for machine, structured, and semi-structured data; and HP IDOL, an analytics tool for human information, as well as solutions for archiving, data protection, eDiscovery, information governance, and enterprise content management. This segment also provides application delivery management, enterprise security, and IT operations management software products. The Enterprise Services segment offers technology consulting, outsourcing, and support services in infrastructure, applications, and business process domains within traditional and strategic enterprise service (SES) offerings, which include analytics and data management, security, and cloud services. The Financial Services segment provides leasing, financing, IT consumption and utility programs, and asset management services. The company markets and sells its products through resellers, distribution partners, original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, systems integrators, and advisory firms. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI), Newell Brands Inc. (NWL), The Southern Company (SO)

D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) retreated with the stock falling -1.31% or $-0.41 to close at $30.94 on light trading volume of 4.26M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.93M. The Fort Worth Texas 76102 based company operating under the Residential Construction industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 16.9% up for the period and up by 13.21% so far this year. With price target of $34.43 and a 35.87% rebound from 52-week low, D.R. Horton, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 26 states and 78 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America’s Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Regent Homes, Crown Communities, and Pacific Ridge Homes. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes; and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes, and condominiums. It is also involved in the origination and sale of mortgages; and provision of title insurance policies, and examination and closing services. The company primarily serves title insurance agents, homebuyers, and homebuilding customers. D.R. Horton, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) dropped $-0.22 to close the day at a new closing price of $46.13, a -0.47% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 41% above its 52 week low of $33.26. A total of 4.26M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.33M. The stock, which fluctuated between $45.68 and $46.33 during the day, currently situated -16.18% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 1.41% in the past one month and down by -8.94% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $57.31 and RSI of 45.37, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Newell Brands Inc. designs, sources, and distributes consumer and commercial products worldwide. The company offers markers and highlighters, pens, and pencils; art products; activity-based adhesive and cutting products; fine writing instruments; and labeling solutions under the Sharpie, Paper Mate, Expo, Prismacolor, Mr.Sketch, Elmer’s, X-Acto, Parker, Waterman, and Dymo Office brands. It also provides indoor/outdoor organization, food storage, and home storage products; durable beverage containers; gourmet cookware, bakeware, and cutlery; and hair care accessories under the Rubbermaid, Contigo, Bubba, Calphalon, and Goody brands; and home fragrance products under the WoodWick Candle brand. In addition, the company offers hand and power tool accessories, industrial band saw blades, tools for HVAC systems, and industrial label makers and printers under Irwin, Lenox, Hilmor, and Dymo Industrial brands; cleaning and refuse products, hygiene systems, and material handling solutions under the Rubbermaid Commercial Products brand names; and infant and juvenile products, such as car seats, strollers, highchairs, and playards directly under the Graco, Baby Jogger, Aprica, and Teutonia brands. Further, it provides branded consumer products, consumables, and household staples under the Yankee Candle, Waddington, Ball, Diamond, First Alert, NUK, and Pine Mountain brands; kitchen appliances and home environment products under the Crock-Pot, FoodSaver, Holmes, Mr. Coffee, Oster, Rainbow, and Sunbeam brands; products for outdoor and outdoor-related activities under the Coleman, Jostens, Berkley, Shakespeare, Rawlings, Völkl, K2, and Marmot brands; and plastic products, including closures, contact lens packaging, medical disposables, plastic cutlery, and rigid packaging under the Jarden name. The company was formerly known as Newell Rubbermaid Inc. and changed its name to Newell Brands Inc. in April 2016. The company was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Southern Company (SO) shares were down in last trading by -0.31% to $48.48. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.18% over the past week and fell -1.66% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.21% above its 50 day moving average and -2.67% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.28% decrease in value from its one year high of $54.64. The RSI indicator value of 44.6, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity through coal, nuclear, oil and gas, and hydro resources in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. The company also constructs, acquires, owns, and manages generation assets, including renewable energy projects. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 33 hydroelectric generating stations, 31 fossil fuel generating stations, 3 nuclear generating stations, 13 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, 16 solar facilities, 1 wind facility, 1 biomass facility, and 1 landfill gas facility. The company also provides digital wireless communications services with various communication options, including push to talk, cellular service, text messaging, wireless Internet access, and wireless data; and wholesale fiber optic solutions to telecommunication providers in the Southeast. The Southern Company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Stocks Alert: D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI), The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW), Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) grew with the stock adding 2.38% or $0.73 to close at $31.37 on active trading volume of 7.79M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.82M. The Fort Worth Texas 76102 based company operating under the Residential Construction industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 16.09% up for the period and up by 14.78% so far this year. With price target of $33.7 and a 37.76% rebound from 52-week low, D.R. Horton, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 26 states and 78 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America’s Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Regent Homes, Crown Communities, and Pacific Ridge Homes. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes; and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes, and condominiums. It is also involved in the origination and sale of mortgages; and provision of title insurance policies, and examination and closing services. The company primarily serves title insurance agents, homebuyers, and homebuilding customers. D.R. Horton, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) gained $0.49 to close the day at a new closing price of $42.29, a 1.17% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 97.99% above its 52 week low of $21.51. A total of 7.75M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 9.24M. The stock, which fluctuated between $41.93 and $42.45 during the day, currently situated 0.43% above its 52 week high. The stock is up by 6.34% in the past one month and up by 31.66% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $45.06 and RSI of 65.72, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, custody, and financial advisory services. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Advisor Services. The Investor Services segment provides retail brokerage and banking services, retirement plan services, and other corporate brokerage services; and stock plan services, compliance solutions, and mutual fund clearing services, as well as engages in the off-platform sales business. The Advisor Services segment provides custodial, trading, and support services; and retirement and corporate brokerage retirement services. The company provides brokerage accounts with cash management capabilities; third-party mutual funds through the Mutual Fund Marketplace, including no-transaction fee mutual funds through the Mutual Fund OneSource service, which includes proprietary mutual funds, plus mutual fund trading, and clearing services to broker-dealers; exchange-traded funds (ETFs), including proprietary and third-party ETFs; and advice solutions, such as managed portfolios of proprietary and third-party mutual funds and ETFs, separately managed accounts, customized personal advice for tailored portfolios, and specialized planning and portfolio management. It also offers banking products and services, including checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, first lien residential real estate mortgage loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and Pledged Asset Lines; and trust services comprising trust custody services, personal trust reporting services, and administrative trustee services. The company serves individuals and institutional clients in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, London, and Hong Kong. The Charles Schwab Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) shares were down in last trading by -0.38% to $49.46. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.83% over the past week and fell -1.57% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.06% above its 50 day moving average and 16.9% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -5.25% decrease in value from its one year high of $52.2. The RSI indicator value of 46.18, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 704 Boeing 737 aircraft. The company served 97 destinations in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as 7 near-international countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Belize. It also sells frequent flyer points and related services to business partners participating in the Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program, including car rental agencies, hotels, restaurants, and retailers. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

 

Stocks on the Move: D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI), Reynolds American Inc. (RAI), Hecla Mining Company (HL)

D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 6.61% or $1.9 to close the day at $30.64 on light trading volume of 11.18M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.69M. The Fort Worth Texas 76102 based company has been outperforming the residential construction group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 17.43%, compared to the industry which has advanced 23.41% over the same period. With RSI of 70.78, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $33.7, making it a hold for now.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 26 states and 78 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America’s Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Regent Homes, Crown Communities, and Pacific Ridge Homes. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes; and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes, and condominiums. It is also involved in the origination and sale of mortgages; and provision of title insurance policies, and examination and closing services. The company primarily serves title insurance agents, homebuyers, and homebuilding customers. D.R. Horton, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) climbed 0.46% during last trading as the stock added $0.27 to finish the day at $59.15 with about 11.01M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.93M. The $84.15B market cap company, which fluctuated between $59.02 and $59.26 during the day, currently situated 37.49% above its 52 week low of $43.38 and 0.24% away from its one year high of $59.26. The RSI of 81.93 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Reynolds American Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products in the United States. It operates through RJR Tobacco, Santa Fe, and American Snuff segments. The RJR Tobacco segment offers cigarettes under the NEWPORT, CAMEL, PALL MALL, DORAL, MISTY, and CAPRI brands; and CAMEL Snus, a smoke-free tobacco product, as well as manages various licensed brands, including DUNHILL and STATE EXPRESS 555. The Santa Fe segment manufactures and markets cigarettes and other tobacco products under the NATURAL AMERICAN SPIRIT brand. The American Snuff segment provides smokeless tobacco products, such as moist snuff under GRIZZLY and KODIAK brand names. The company also manufactures and markets digital vapor cigarettes under the VUSE brand name; and markets nicotine replacement therapy products under the ZONNIC brand. It distributes its products primarily through direct wholesale deliveries from a local distribution center and public warehouses. Reynolds American Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Hecla Mining Company (HL) saw its value decrease by -1.86% as the stock dropped $-0.12 to finish the day at a closing price of $6.33. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $1.72-$7.64 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $6.27 to $6.63 during the day, are up by 7.16% in the past three months and up by 10.96% over the past six months. It is currently trading 10.94% above its 20 day moving average and 7.05% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $6.33 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 62.27. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Hecla Mining Company, together with its subsidiaries, discovers, acquires, develops, produces, and markets precious and base metal deposits worldwide. The company offers unrefined gold and silver bullion bars to precious metals traders; and lead, zinc, and bulk concentrates to custom smelters and brokers. It owns 100% interests in the Greens Creek mine located on Admiralty Island in Southeast Alaska; the Lucky Friday unit located in the Coeur d’Alene mining district in northern Idaho; the Casa Berardi mine located in the Abitibi region of north-western Quebec, Canada; and the San Sebastian unit located in the state of Durango, Mexico. The company was founded in 1891 and is based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN), Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SGYP), D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI)

Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN) fell -1.36% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.18 to finish the day at $13.03 with about 6.25M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3M. The $850.21M market cap company, which fluctuated between $12.92 and $13.9 during the day, currently situated 474.01% above its 52 week low of $2.51 and -5.1% away from its one year high of $13.9. The RSI of 73.72 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Sanchez Energy Corporation, an independent exploration and production company, engages in the exploration, acquisition, and development of oil and natural gas resources in the onshore U.S. Gulf Coast. It holds a 93% working interest in the Eagle Ford Shale, which consists of approximately 200,000 net leasehold acres in the oil and condensate, or black oil and volatile oil located in South Texas; and a 65% working interest in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale covering an area of approximately 62,000 net leasehold acres situated in Mississippi and Louisiana. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SGYP) dropped $-0.15 to close the day at a new closing price of $5.76, a -2.54% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 130.4% above its 52 week low of $2.5. A total of 6.19M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.74M. The stock, which fluctuated between $5.53 and $5.93 during the day, currently situated -17.36% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 15.43% in the past one month and up by 9.71% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $10.67 and RSI of 42.79, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of drugs to treat gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and diseases. Its lead product candidate is plecanatide, a guanylyl cyclase C receptor agonist that is in Phase III clinical trials to treat chronic idiopathic constipation GI disorders; and for the treatment of constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome GI disorders. The company is also developing SP-333, which is in Phase II clinical trials to treat opioid induced constipation, as well as in Phase Ib clinical trials to treat ulcerative colitis. The company has a research collaboration with BIND Therapeutics, Inc. to develop ACCURINS for treatment of a range of cells with novel therapeutic payloads. Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) had a active trading with around 6.12M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.66M. The stock traded between $28.33 and $28.86 before closing at the price of $28.74 with 1.52% change on the day. The Fort Worth Texas 76102 based company is currently trading 26.21% above its 52 week low of $22.97 and -16.34% below its 52 week high of $34.56. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 55.8 and $33.7 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 26 states and 78 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America’s Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Regent Homes, Crown Communities, and Pacific Ridge Homes. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes; and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes, and condominiums. It is also involved in the origination and sale of mortgages; and provision of title insurance policies, and examination and closing services. The company primarily serves title insurance agents, homebuyers, and homebuilding customers. D.R. Horton, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.