Stocks in Review: Dominion Resources, Inc. (D), Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA), Masco Corporation (MAS)

Dominion Resources, Inc. (D) traded within a range of $72.4 to $73.38 after opening the day at $72.53. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -4.32% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.24% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $73.28 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -5.46% below its 52 week high of $78.97 and 11.55% above its 12-month low of $67.58. The shares are up by over 3.82% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 46.02 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Dominion Resources, Inc. produces and transports energy in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Dominion Virginia Power (DVP), Dominion Generation, and Dominion Energy. The DVP segment engages in regulated electric transmission and distribution operations that serve residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers in Virginia and North Carolina. The Dominion Generation segment is involved in electricity generation through coal, nuclear, gas, oil, hydro, and renewable sources; and related energy supply operations. It also comprises generation operations of the company’s merchant fleet and energy marketing, and price risk management activities for its assets. The Dominion Energy segment engages in regulated natural gas distribution operations, gas transmission pipeline and storage operations, natural gas gathering and processing activities, and liquefied natural gas operations. As of December 31, 2015, the company’s portfolio of assets included approximately 24,300 megawatts of generating capacity; 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines; 57,300 miles of electric distribution lines; 12,200 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering, and storage pipelines; and 22,000 miles of gas distribution pipelines. It served approximately 5 million utility and retail energy customers in 14 states; and operated underground natural gas storage systems with approximately 933 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. In addition, the company sells electricity at wholesale prices to rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, and into wholesale electricity markets. Dominion Resources, Inc. was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.28% or $0.08 to close the day at $28.57 on active trading volume of 3.03M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.72M. The Silver Spring Maryland 20910 based company has been outperforming the catv systems group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 11.51%, compared to the industry which has advanced 25.08% over the same period. With RSI of 55.16, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $27.8, making it a hold for now.

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. The company operates through U.S. Networks, International Networks, and Education and Other segments. It owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science Channel, Velocity, Discovery Family, American Heroes Channel, Destination America, Discovery Life, Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Kids brands, as well as other regional television networks. The company’s content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. It also develops and sells curriculum-based education products and services, such as an online suite of curriculum-based video on demand (VOD) tools, professional development services, and digital textbooks, as well as student assessments; and publishes hard copy curriculum-based content for K-12 schools. In addition, the company operates production studios that develop content for television service providers, as well as Websites. It provides content through various distribution platforms comprising pay-television, free-to-air and broadcast television, Websites, digital distribution arrangements, and content licensing agreements, as well as various platforms that include brand-aligned Websites, Web-native networks, on-line streaming, mobile devices, VOD, and broadband channels. As of December 31, 2016, the company operated approximately 400 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. Discovery Communications, Inc. is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Masco Corporation (MAS) gained $0.23 to close the day at a new closing price of $33.67, a 0.69% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 33.09% above its 52 week low of $26.83. A total of 3.01M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.33M. The stock, which fluctuated between $33.31 and $33.75 during the day, currently situated -9.37% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.89% in the past one month and up by 5.78% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $37.8 and RSI of 58.02, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Masco Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes home improvement and building products worldwide. Its Plumbing Products segment provides faucets, showerheads, handheld showers, valves, bathing units, shower enclosures, toilets, acrylic tubs, shower trays, spas products, exercise pools and systems, brass and copper plumbing system components, and other non-decorative plumbing products. The company’s Decorative Architectural Products segment offers architectural coatings, including paints, primers, specialty paints, stains, and waterproofing products; cabinet, door, window, and hardware products; and functional hardware, wall plates, hook and rail products, and picture hanging accessories, as well as decorative bath hardware, shower accessories, and shower doors. The company’s Cabinetry Products segment offers assembled cabinetry for kitchen, bath, storage, home office, and home entertainment applications; and integrated bathroom vanity and countertop products. Its Windows and Other Specialty Products segment provides vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum windows and patio doors; vinyl windows, and composite and panel doors; and staple guns, hammer tackers, glue guns, and rivet tools, as well as staples, glues, and rivets. The company sells its products under DELTA, BRIZO, PEERLESS, HANSGROHE, AXOR, GINGER, NEWPORT BRASS, BRASSTECH, WALTEC, BRISTAN, HERITAGE, MIROLIN, HÜPPE, HOT SPRING, CALDERA, FREEFLOW SPAS, FANTASY SPAS, ENDLESS POOLS, BRASSCRAFT, PLUMB SHOP, COBRA, MASTER PLUMBER, BEHR, KILZ, LIBERTY, BRAINERD, FRANKLIN BRASS, KRAFTMAID, CARDELL, MERILLAT, QUALITY CABINETS, MOORES, ESSENCE SERIES, MILGARD, DURAFLEX, GRIFFIN, PREMIER, EVOLUTION, ARROW, POWERSHOT, and EASYSHOT brands. It offers its products through home center retailers, mass merchandisers, hardware stores, homebuilders, distributors, and other outlets to consumers and contractors, as well as directly to consumers. The company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Taylor, Michigan.

 

Trader’s Round Up: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA), CVS Health Corporation (CVS), S&P Global, Inc. (SPGI)

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) retreated with the stock falling -1.72% or $-0.5 to close at $28.53 on active trading volume of 7.14M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.75M. The Silver Spring Maryland 20910 based company operating under the CATV Systems industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 11.62% up for the period and up by 4.09% so far this year. With price target of $27.8 and a 20.58% rebound from 52-week low, Discovery Communications, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. It operates through U.S. Networks; International Networks; and Education and Other segments. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Velocity, Discovery Family, American Heroes, Destination America, Discovery Life, Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Kids brands. Its content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. The company also develops and sells curriculum-based education products and services comprising online suite of curriculum-based VOD tools, professional development services, and digital textbooks, as well as student assessments; and publishes hard copy curriculum-based content for K-12 schools. In addition, it operates production studios that develop content for television service providers, as well as Websites. The company provides content through various distribution platforms, including pay-TV, free-to-air and broadcast television, digital distribution arrangements, and content licensing agreements, as well as various platforms, such as brand-aligned Websites, Web-native networks, on-line streaming, mobile devices, video on demand (VOD), and broadband channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated approximately 380 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. The company is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

CVS Health Corporation (CVS) dropped $-0.03 to close the day at a new closing price of $78.67, a -0.04% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 14.21% above its 52 week low of $69.3. A total of 5.49M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.91M. The stock, which fluctuated between $78.06 and $78.95 during the day, currently situated -25.11% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.46% in the past one month and up by 5.4% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $86.04 and RSI of 50.26, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

CVS Health Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services. It operates through Pharmacy Services and Retail/LTC segments. The Pharmacy Services segment offers pharmacy benefit management solutions, such as plan design and administration, formulary management, Medicare Part D services, mail order, specialty pharmacy and infusion services, retail pharmacy network management services, prescription management systems, clinical services, disease management programs, and medical pharmacy management services. This segment serves employers, insurance companies, unions, government employee groups, health plans, Medicare Part D plans, managed Medicaid plans, plans offered on public and private exchanges, other sponsors of health benefit plans, and individuals under the CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services, Caremark, CVS Caremark, CarePlus CVS Pharmacy, CVS Specialty, Accordant, SilverScript, NovoLogix, Coram, Navarro Health Services, and ACS Pharmacy names. As of December 31, 2016, it had 23 retail specialty pharmacy stores, 13 specialty mail order pharmacies and 4 mail order dispensing pharmacies, and 84 branches for infusion and enteral services. The Retail/LTC segment sells prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, beauty products and cosmetics, personal care products, convenience foods, seasonal merchandise, and greeting cards, as well as offers photo finishing services. It has 9,709 retail stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Brazil primarily under the CVS Pharmacy, CVS, CVS Pharmacy y más, Longs Drugs, Navarro Discount Pharmacy, and Drogaria Onofre names; online retail pharmacy Websites; and 38 onsite pharmacy stores, long-term care pharmacy operations, and retail health care clinics. The company was formerly known as CVS Caremark Corporation and changed its name to CVS Health Corporation in September 2014. CVS Health Corporation was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

S&P Global, Inc. (SPGI) shares were up in last trading by 0.31% to $126.92. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.86% over the past week and grew 12.9% in the past month. It is currently trading 9.7% above its 50 day moving average and 9.08% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.22% decrease in value from its one year high of $128.49. The RSI indicator value of 76.61, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

S&P Global Inc. provides independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics, and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. It operates through three segments: Ratings, Market and Commodities Intelligence, and S&P Dow Jones Indices. The Ratings segment provides credit ratings, research and analytics, information, and benchmarks to the investors, issuers, and other market participants. The Market and Commodities Intelligence segment offers multi-asset-class data; and research and analytical capabilities, which integrate cross-asset analytics and desktop services, and deliver access to information, data, analytic services, and pricing and quality benchmarks to its customers in the commodity and energy markets. The S&P Dow Jones Indices segment provides index that maintains various valuation and index benchmarks for investment advisors, wealth managers, and institutional investors. The company was formerly known as McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. and changed its name to S&P Global Inc. in April 2016. S&P Global Inc. was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA), Devon Energy Corporation (DVN), Western Digital Corporation (WDC)

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) grew with the stock adding 1.86% or $0.52 to close at $28.48 on active trading volume of 2.92M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.74M. The Silver Spring Maryland 20910 based company operating under the CATV Systems industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 17.06% up for the period and up by 3.9% so far this year. With price target of $27.8 and a 20.37% rebound from 52-week low, Discovery Communications, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. It operates through U.S. Networks; International Networks; and Education and Other segments. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Velocity, Discovery Family, American Heroes, Destination America, Discovery Life, Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Kids brands. Its content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. The company also develops and sells curriculum-based education products and services comprising online suite of curriculum-based VOD tools, professional development services, and digital textbooks, as well as student assessments; and publishes hard copy curriculum-based content for K-12 schools. In addition, it operates production studios that develop content for television service providers, as well as Websites. The company provides content through various distribution platforms, including pay-TV, free-to-air and broadcast television, digital distribution arrangements, and content licensing agreements, as well as various platforms, such as brand-aligned Websites, Web-native networks, on-line streaming, mobile devices, video on demand (VOD), and broadband channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated approximately 380 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. The company is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Devon Energy Corporation (DVN) gained $0.66 to close the day at a new closing price of $45.41, a 1.47% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 155.12% above its 52 week low of $18.07. A total of 2.89M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.46M. The stock, which fluctuated between $45 and $45.94 during the day, currently situated -10.3% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -4.2% in the past one month and up by 4.23% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $53.11 and RSI of 45.93, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Devon Energy Corporation, an independent energy company, primarily engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the United States and Canada. It operates approximately 19,000 wells. The company also offers midstream energy services, including gathering, transmission, processing, fractionation, and marketing to producers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, and condensate through its natural gas pipelines, plants, and treatment facilities. Devon Energy Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Western Digital Corporation (WDC) shares were down in last trading by -0.88% to $77.36. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.24% over the past week and grew 8.27% in the past month. It is currently trading 8.83% above its 50 day moving average and 41.52% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -5.28% decrease in value from its one year high of $81.67. The RSI indicator value of 58.74, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Western Digital Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells data storage devices and solutions worldwide. It offers performance hard disk drives (HDDs) that are used in enterprise servers, data analysis, and other enterprise applications; capacity HDDs and drive configurations for use in data storage systems and tiered storage models, as well as for use in storage of data for years; and enterprise solid state drives (SSDs), including NAND-flash SSDs and software solutions that are designed to enhance the performance in various enterprise workload environments. The company also provides InfiniFlash System, a system solution that offers petabyte scalable capacity with performance metrics; higher value data storage platforms and systems; datacenter software and systems; and HDDs and SSDs for desktop PCs, notebook PCs, gaming consoles, set top boxes, security surveillance systems, and other computing devices. In addition, it offers embedded NAND-flash storage products, including custom embedded solutions; and iNAND embedded flash products, such as multi-chip package solutions that combine NAND and mobile dynamic random-access memory in an integrated package for mobile phones, tablets, notebook PCs, and other portable and wearable devices, as well as in automotive and connected home applications, and NAND-flash wafers. Further, it provides HDDs embedded into WD- and HGST-branded external storage products; and NAND-flash products, which include cards, universal serial bus flash drives, and wireless drives. Additionally, the company licenses its technologies. The company sells its products under the HGST, SanDisk, and WD brands to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure players, and retailers. It serves storage subsystem suppliers, OEMs, Internet and social media infrastructure players, and PC and Mac OEMs. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA), American Express Company (AXP), Kellogg Company (K)

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) saw its value decrease by -1.64% as the stock dropped $-0.46 to finish the day at a closing price of $27.53. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $23.66-$29.75 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $27.34 to $28.01 during the day, are up by 7.75% in the past three months and up by 7.33% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.91% below its 20 day moving average and -1.32% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $27.8 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 43.2.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. It operates through U.S. Networks; International Networks; and Education and Other segments. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Velocity, Discovery Family, American Heroes, Destination America, Discovery Life, Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Kids brands. Its content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. The company also develops and sells curriculum-based education products and services comprising online suite of curriculum-based VOD tools, professional development services, and digital textbooks, as well as student assessments; and publishes hard copy curriculum-based content for K-12 schools. In addition, it operates production studios that develop content for television service providers, as well as Websites. The company provides content through various distribution platforms, including pay-TV, free-to-air and broadcast television, digital distribution arrangements, and content licensing agreements, as well as various platforms, such as brand-aligned Websites, Web-native networks, on-line streaming, mobile devices, video on demand (VOD), and broadband channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated approximately 380 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. The company is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

American Express Company (AXP) shares were up in last trading by 0.1% to $77.8. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.35% over the past week and grew 2.56% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.64% above its 50 day moving average and 16.52% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.79% decrease in value from its one year high of $78.42. The RSI indicator value of 59.61, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

Kellogg Company (K) traded within a range of $72.68 to $73.6 after opening the day at $72.85. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.3% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.88% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $73.49 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -14.55% below its 52 week high of $87.16 and 7.32% above its 12-month low of $70.74. The shares are down by over -1.25% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 57.68 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Kellogg Company manufactures and markets ready-to-eat cereal and convenience foods. It operates through U.S. Morning Foods, U.S. Snacks, U.S. Specialty, North America Other, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific segments. The company’s principal products include cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit-flavored snacks, frozen waffles, and veggie foods, as well as health and wellness bars, and beverages. It offers cereal products under the Kellogg’s brand name; and cookies, crackers, crisps, and other convenience foods under the Kellogg’s, Keebler, Cheez-It, Murray, Austin, and Famous Amos brands. The company sells its products for grocery trade through direct sales forces; and to supermarkets through a direct store-door delivery system, as well as use brokers and distributors. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Battle Creek, Michigan.

 

Stocks Alert: SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI), Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA), Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (CCE)

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI) retreated with the stock falling -0.79% or $-0.45 to close at $56.82 on light trading volume of 3.3M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.01M. The Atlanta Georgia 30308 based company operating under the Money Center Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 61.11% up for the period and up by 3.59% so far this year. With price target of $59.69 and a 87.25% rebound from 52-week low, SunTrust Banks, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. operates as the holding company for SunTrust Bank that provides various financial services for consumers, businesses, corporations, and institutions in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking, and Mortgage Banking. The Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management segment offers deposits, home equity lines and loans, credit lines, indirect auto loans, student loans, bank cards, and other lending products, as well as various services. This segment also provides wealth management products and professional services, including brokerage, professional investment management, and trust services; and family office solutions. The Wholesale Banking segment offers corporate and investment banking solutions, such as advisory, capital raising, and financial risk management, as well as lease financing solutions; cash management services, auto dealer financing, and corporate insurance premium financing solutions; and construction, mini-perm, and permanent real estate financing, as well as tailored financing and equity investment solutions. This segment also provides treasury and payment solutions, including operating various electronic and paper payment types, such as card, wire transfer, automated clearing house, check, and cash; and offers clients to manage their accounts online. The Mortgage Banking segment provides residential mortgage products in the secondary market. The company offers its products and services through a network of traditional and in-store branches, automated teller machines, Internet, mobile, and telephone banking channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 1,401 full-service banking offices located in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) gained $0.37 to close the day at a new closing price of $28.35, a 1.32% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 19.82% above its 52 week low of $23.66. A total of 3.79M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.05M. The stock, which fluctuated between $27.5 and $28.68 during the day, currently situated -4.71% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.38% in the past one month and up by 9.67% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $27.7 and RSI of 56.95, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. It operates through U.S. Networks; International Networks; and Education and Other segments. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Velocity, Discovery Family, American Heroes, Destination America, Discovery Life, Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Kids brands. Its content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. The company also develops and sells curriculum-based education products and services comprising online suite of curriculum-based VOD tools, professional development services, and digital textbooks, as well as student assessments; and publishes hard copy curriculum-based content for K-12 schools. In addition, it operates production studios that develop content for television service providers, as well as Websites. The company provides content through various distribution platforms, including pay-TV, free-to-air and broadcast television, digital distribution arrangements, and content licensing agreements, as well as various platforms, such as brand-aligned Websites, Web-native networks, on-line streaming, mobile devices, video on demand (VOD), and broadband channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated approximately 380 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. The company is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (CCE) shares were up in last trading by 1.17% to $34.53. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.06% over the past week and grew 9.34% in the past month. It is currently trading 6.08% above its 50 day moving average and -4.85% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -15.49% decrease in value from its one year high of $54.54. The RSI indicator value of 66.86, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Coca-Cola European Partners plc, a consumer packaged goods company, produces, distributes, and markets a range of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in Europe. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Uxbridge, United Kingdom. Coca-Cola European Partners plc is a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company.

 

Stocks Under Consideration: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA), Phillips 66 (PSX), Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI)

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) grew with the stock adding 0.57% or $0.16 to close at $28.06 on light trading volume of 2.11M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.07M. The Silver Spring Maryland 20910 based company operating under the CATV Systems industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 4.98% up for the period and up by 2.37% so far this year. With price target of $27.7 and a 18.6% rebound from 52-week low, Discovery Communications, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. It operates through U.S. Networks; International Networks; and Education and Other segments. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Velocity, Discovery Family, American Heroes, Destination America, Discovery Life, Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Kids brands. Its content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. The company also develops and sells curriculum-based education products and services comprising online suite of curriculum-based VOD tools, professional development services, and digital textbooks, as well as student assessments; and publishes hard copy curriculum-based content for K-12 schools. In addition, it operates production studios that develop content for television service providers, as well as Websites. The company provides content through various distribution platforms, including pay-TV, free-to-air and broadcast television, digital distribution arrangements, and content licensing agreements, as well as various platforms, such as brand-aligned Websites, Web-native networks, on-line streaming, mobile devices, video on demand (VOD), and broadband channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated approximately 380 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. The company is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Phillips 66 (PSX) had a light trading with around 2.1M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.31M. The stock traded between $82.5 and $84.35 before closing at the price of $82.77 with -1.75% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77042 based company is currently trading 18.14% above its 52 week low of $71.74 and -6.86% below its 52 week high of $90.87. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $92.27 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Phillips 66 operates as an energy manufacturing and logistics company. It operates through four segments: Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties (M&S). The Midstream segment gathers, processes, transports, and markets natural gas; and transports, fractionates, and markets natural gas liquids in the United States. This segment also transports crude oil and other feedstocks to its refineries and other locations, as well as delivers refined and specialty products, and provides terminaling and storage services for crude oil and petroleum products. The Chemicals segment manufactures and markets ethylene and other olefin products; aromatics products, such as benzene, styrene, paraxylene, and cyclohexane, as well as polystyrene and styrene-butadiene copolymers; and various specialty chemical products, including organosulfur chemicals, solvents, catalysts, drilling chemicals, and mining chemicals. The Refining segment buys, sells, and refines crude oil and other feedstocks into petroleum products comprising gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels at 14 refineries primarily in the United States and Europe. The M&S segment purchases for resale and markets refined petroleum products consisting of gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels in the United States and Europe. It also manufactures and sells specialty products, such as petroleum coke, waxes, solvents, and polypropylene. In addition, this segment is involved in the generation of electricity. Phillips 66 was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI) saw its value decrease by -0.02% as the stock dropped $-0.01 to finish the day at a closing price of $63.09. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $38.16-$68.59 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $62.61 to $63.48 during the day, are up by 15.57% in the past three months and up by 37.93% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.11% below its 20 day moving average and -0.86% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $68.67 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 51.31.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies oilfield services, products, technology, and systems to the oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company offers drilling and evaluation products and services, which include drill bits for performance drilling, hole enlargement, and coring; conventional and rotary steerable systems used to drill wells; measurement-while-drilling and logging-while-drilling systems to perform reservoir navigation services; drilling optimization services; tools for coil tubing drilling and wellbore re-entry systems; coring drilling systems; surface logging; emulsion and water-based drilling fluids systems; reservoir drill-in fluids; and fluids environmental services. Its drilling and evaluation products and services also comprise wire line services, such as tools for open hole and cased hole well logging to gather data to perform petro physical and geophysical analysis; reservoir evaluation coring; casing perforation; fluid characterization; production logging; well integrity testing; pipe recovery; and seismic and micro seismic services. In addition, the company provides completion and production products and services consisting of completion systems used to control the flow of hydrocarbons within a wellbore; wellbore intervention products and services to enhance the performance of existing wellbores; intelligent production system products and services to monitor and control the production from individual wells or fields; artificial lifts, such as electric submersible pump systems, progressing cavity pump systems, gas lift systems, and surface horizontal pumping systems to lift oil and water; chemicals and chemical application systems; and cementing, stimulation, and coil tubing services. Further, it offers industrial products and services to the downstream chemicals, and process and pipeline industries. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. As of December 30, 2016, Baker Hughes Incorporated operates as a subsidiary of General Electric Company.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Synchrony Financial (SYF), Weyerhaeuser Co. (WY), Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA)

Synchrony Financial (SYF) saw its value decrease by -0.47% as the stock dropped $-0.17 to finish the day at a closing price of $35.91. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $23.25-$38.06 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $35.75 to $36.49 during the day, are up by 25.3% in the past three months and up by 28.94% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.53% below its 20 day moving average and 0.91% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $41.69 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 47.61.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

Weyerhaeuser Co. (WY) shares were up in last trading by 3.41% to $32.19. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 5.54% over the past week and grew 5.13% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.16% above its 50 day moving average and 5.19% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.28% decrease in value from its one year high of $33.28. The RSI indicator value of 65.46, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Weyerhaeuser Co. is a real estate investment trust. It primarily invests in United States. The firm operates under four business segments, timberlands, wood products, cellulose fibers and real estate. It owns timberlands primarily in the U.S and has long-term licenses in Canada. The firm manufactures wood and specialty cellulose fibers products, and develops real estate, primarily as a builder of single-family homes. Weyerhaeuser Co was founded in 1900 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) traded within a range of $27.41 to $28.98 after opening the day at $28.62. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.62% so far this year. The stock was down close to -3.19% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $27.58 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -7.29% below its 52 week high of $29.75 and 16.57% above its 12-month low of $23.66. The shares are up by over 3.61% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 48.71 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. It operates through U.S. Networks; International Networks; and Education and Other segments. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Velocity, Discovery Family, American Heroes, Destination America, Discovery Life, Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Kids brands. Its content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. The company also develops and sells curriculum-based education products and services comprising online suite of curriculum-based VOD tools, professional development services, and digital textbooks, as well as student assessments; and publishes hard copy curriculum-based content for K-12 schools. In addition, it operates production studios that develop content for television service providers, as well as Websites. The company provides content through various distribution platforms, including pay-TV, free-to-air and broadcast television, digital distribution arrangements, and content licensing agreements, as well as various platforms, such as brand-aligned Websites, Web-native networks, on-line streaming, mobile devices, video on demand (VOD), and broadband channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated approximately 380 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. The company is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

 

Stocks In Action: Amkor Technology, Inc. (AMKR), Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA), Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH)

Amkor Technology, Inc. (AMKR) opening the day at $9.84. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -8.25% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.83% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $9.68 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -22.44% below its 52 week high of $12.48 and 136.67% above its 12-month low of $4.09. The shares are up by over 3.09% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 30.93 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Amkor Technology, Inc. provides outsourced semiconductor packaging and test services in the United States and internationally. The company offers turnkey packaging and test services, including semiconductor wafer bumps, wafer probes, wafer backgrinds, package design, packaging, and test and drop shipment services. Its packages employ wirebond, flip chip, and copper clip interconnect technologies. The company also provides semiconductor testing services, such as wafer testing or probe, and final test services; flip chip chip scale package products for use in smartphones, tablets, and other mobile consumer electronic devices; flip chip stacked chip scale packages that are used to stack memory, and as applications processors in mobile devices; flip chip ball grid array (BGA) products for various networking, storage, computing, and consumer applications; and flip chip molded BGA packages. In addition, it offers leadframe packages that are used in electronic devices for low to medium pin count applications; substrate-based wirebond packages that are used to connect a die to a substrate; micro-electro-mechanical systems packages that are miniaturized mechanical and electro-mechanical devices; and system-in-package modules, which are used in RF and front end modules, baseband processing, connectivity, fingerprint sensors, display and touch screen drivers, sensors and MEMS, and NAND memory and solid state drives. The company primarily serves integrated device manufacturers, fabless semiconductor companies, and contract foundries, as well as communications, consumer, networking, computing, and automotive and industrial markets. Amkor Technology, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.04% or $-0.01 to close the day at $28 on light trading volume of 2.15M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.17M. The Silver Spring Maryland 20910 based company has been outperforming the catv systems group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 9.67%, compared to the industry which has advanced 18.16% over the same period. With RSI of 52.86, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $27.71, making it a hold for now.

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. It operates through U.S. Networks; International Networks; and Education and Other segments. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Velocity, Discovery Family, American Heroes, Destination America, Discovery Life, Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Kids brands. Its content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. The company also develops and sells curriculum-based education products and services comprising online suite of curriculum-based VOD tools, professional development services, and digital textbooks, as well as student assessments; and publishes hard copy curriculum-based content for K-12 schools. In addition, it operates production studios that develop content for television service providers, as well as Websites. The company provides content through various distribution platforms, including pay-TV, free-to-air and broadcast television, digital distribution arrangements, and content licensing agreements, as well as various platforms, such as brand-aligned Websites, Web-native networks, on-line streaming, mobile devices, video on demand (VOD), and broadband channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated approximately 380 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. The company is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH) dropped $-0.11 to close the day at a new closing price of $1.78, a -5.82% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 87.37% above its 52 week low of $0.95. A total of 2.15M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 862.83K. The stock, currently situated -48.1% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 43.55% in the past one month and up by 57.52% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $2.39 and RSI of 70.96, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Enphase Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and sells microinverter systems for residential and commercial markets in the United States and internationally. The company’s semiconductor-based microinverter system converts direct current electricity to alternating current (AC) electricity at the individual solar module level. It also offers energy storage systems, including its AC battery; and system monitoring and control services. The company sells its microinverter systems primarily to distributors, as well as directly to large installers through original equipment manufacturers and strategic partners. Enphase Energy, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Petaluma, California.

 

Investor’s Alert: Coach, Inc. (COH), Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA), MannKind Corporation (MNKD)

Coach, Inc. (COH) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.06% or $-0.38 to close the day at $35.35 on lower than average trading volume of 2.5M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.31M. The New York New York 10001 based company has been outperforming the textile – apparel footwear & accessories companies by 2.2124% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 0.94% YTD, versus the textile – apparel footwear & accessories industry which is up 3.69% for the same period. The RSI of 46.34 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Coach, Inc. provides luxury accessories and lifestyle brands. It offers handbags, money pieces, wristlets and cosmetic cases, key rings, and charms for women; and business cases, computer bags, messenger-style bags, backpacks, totes, wallets, card cases, belts, time management, electronic accessories, and ready-to-wear for men. The company also provides footwear; seasonal lifestyle apparel collections, including outerwear and ready-to-wear, and cold weather accessories, such as gloves, scarves, and hats; jewelry consisting of bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings made with sterling silver, leather, and non-precious metals; sunglasses; watches; and fragrances comprising eau de perfume sprays, eau de toilette sprays, purse sprays, and body lotions. In addition, it offers weekend and travel accessories, travel bags, and other lifestyle products. Further, the company holds licensing rights to market and distribute footwear, eyewear, watches, and fragrances under the Coach brand name. It markets its products to consumers through a network of company-operated stores, including Internet in North America; and Coach-operated stores and concession shop-in-shops in Japan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, South Korea, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. The company also sells its products to wholesale customers and distributors in approximately 55 countries. As of July 2, 2016, it operated 228 Coach retail stores and 204 Coach outlet leased stores; and 522 Coach-operated concession shop-in-shops within department stores, retail, and outlet stores, as well as 75 Stuart Weitzman stores. Coach, Inc. was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) had a light trading with around 2.5M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.15M. The stock traded at the price of $28.01 with 0.72% change on the day. The Silver Spring Maryland 20910 based company is currently trading 18.39% above its 52 week low of $23.66 and -5.85% below its 52 week high of $29.75. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 53.41 and $27.71 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. It operates through U.S. Networks; International Networks; and Education and Other segments. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Velocity, Discovery Family, American Heroes, Destination America, Discovery Life, Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Kids brands. Its content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. The company also develops and sells curriculum-based education products and services comprising online suite of curriculum-based VOD tools, professional development services, and digital textbooks, as well as student assessments; and publishes hard copy curriculum-based content for K-12 schools. In addition, it operates production studios that develop content for television service providers, as well as Websites. The company provides content through various distribution platforms, including pay-TV, free-to-air and broadcast television, digital distribution arrangements, and content licensing agreements, as well as various platforms, such as brand-aligned Websites, Web-native networks, on-line streaming, mobile devices, video on demand (VOD), and broadband channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated approximately 380 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. The company is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

MannKind Corporation (MNKD) opening the day at $0.67. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 5.28% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.43% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $0.67 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -70.08% below its 52 week high of $2.24 and 63.49% above its 12-month low of $0.41. The shares are up by over 42.95% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 51.92 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

MannKind Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutic products for diabetes patients in the United States. Its approved product is AFREZZA, a rapid-acting, inhaled insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. MannKind Corporation has license and collaboration agreement with Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH for the development of AFREZZA. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Valencia, California.

 

Stocks Roundup: Dollar General Corporation (DG), Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA), Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC)

Dollar General Corporation (DG) grew with the stock adding 1.7% or $1.24 to close at $74.33 on light trading volume of 2.65M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.01M. The Goodlettsville Tennessee 37072 based company operating under the Discount, Variety Stores industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 9.27% up for the period and up by 0.35% so far this year. With price target of $80.28 and a 12.14% rebound from 52-week low, Dollar General Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. The company offers consumable products, including paper and cleaning products comprising paper towels, bath tissues, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, and laundry and other home cleaning supplies; packaged food products, such as cereals, canned soups and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar, and flour; perishables consisting of milk, eggs, bread, frozen meals, beer, and wine; snacks that comprise candies, cookies, crackers, salty snacks, and carbonated beverages; health and beauty products, such as over-the-counter medicines, as well as soap, body wash, shampoo, dental hygiene, and foot care products; pet products, which include pet supplies and pet food; and tobacco products. It also provides seasonal products, including decorations, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery products, prepaid phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware products, and automotive and home office supplies; and home products consisting of kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen products, beds, and bath soft goods. In addition, the company offers apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women, and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes, and accessories. As of August 13, 2016, it operated 13,000 stores located in 43 states. The company was formerly known as J.L. Turner & Son, Inc. and changed its name to Dollar General Corporation in 1968. Dollar General Corporation was founded in 1939 and is based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) had a light trading with around 2.65M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.15M. The stock traded at the price of $27.81 with 1.5% change on the day. The Silver Spring Maryland 20910 based company is currently trading 17.54% above its 52 week low of $23.66 and -6.52% below its 52 week high of $29.75. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $27.71 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. It operates through U.S. Networks; International Networks; and Education and Other segments. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Velocity, Discovery Family, American Heroes, Destination America, Discovery Life, Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Kids brands. Its content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. The company also develops and sells curriculum-based education products and services comprising online suite of curriculum-based VOD tools, professional development services, and digital textbooks, as well as student assessments; and publishes hard copy curriculum-based content for K-12 schools. In addition, it operates production studios that develop content for television service providers, as well as Websites. The company provides content through various distribution platforms, including pay-TV, free-to-air and broadcast television, digital distribution arrangements, and content licensing agreements, as well as various platforms, such as brand-aligned Websites, Web-native networks, on-line streaming, mobile devices, video on demand (VOD), and broadband channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated approximately 380 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. The company is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC) saw its value increase by 0.12% as the stock gained $0.01 to finish the day at a closing price of $8.64. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $5.21-$8.73 per share for the past year. The shares are up by 11.87% in the past three months and up by 10.27% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.74% above its 20 day moving average and 7.5% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $7.88 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 70.81.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company. It specializes in middle market, mature, mezzanine finance, later stage, emerging growth, buyouts, recapitalizations, turnaround, growth capital, development, subordinated debt tranches of collateralized loan obligations, cash flow term loans, and bridge transactions. It also makes real estate investments particularly in multi-family residential real estate asset class. The fund makes secured debt, senior debt, unitranche debt, first-lien and second lien, private debt, mezzanine debt, and equity investments in private and microcap public businesses. It focuses on both primary origination and secondary loans/portfolios and invests in situations like debt financings for private equity sponsors, acquisitions, dividend recapitalizations, growth financings, bridge loans, cash flow term loans, real estate financings/investments. The fund typically invests across all industry sectors, with a particular expertise in the energy and industrial sectors. It invests in aerospace and defense, chemicals, conglomerate services, consumer services, ecological, electronics, financial services, machinery, manufacturing, media, pharmaceuticals, retail, software, specialty minerals, textiles and leather, transportation, oil and gas production, coal production, materials, industrials, consumer discretionary, information technology, utilities, pipeline, storage, power generation and distribution, renewable and clean energy, oilfield services, healthcare, food and beverage, education, business services, and other select sectors. It prefers to invest in the United States and Canada. The fund seeks to invest between $10 million to $500 million per transaction in companies with EBITDA between $5 million and $250 million, sales value between $25 million and $500 million, and enterprise value between $5 million and $1000 million. It fund also co-invests for larger deals. The fund seeks control acquisitions by providing multiple levels of the capital structure. The fund focuses on sole, agented, club, or syndicated deals.