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.

 

Stocks Buzz: LendingClub Corporation (LC), Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA), Achaogen, Inc. (AKAO)

LendingClub Corporation (LC) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.18% or $0.01 to close the day at $5.61 on light trading volume of 2.3M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.65M. The San Francisco California 94105 based company has been underperforming the credit services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -30.05%, compared to the industry which has advanced 21.08% over the same period. With RSI of 50.57, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $6.38, making it a hold for now.

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

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) grew with the stock adding 0.74% or $0.2 to close at $27.4 on light trading volume of 2.29M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.15M. 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 4.18% up for the period and down by -0.04% so far this year. With price target of $27.71 and a 15.81% 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.

Achaogen, Inc. (AKAO) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 13.6% or $2.15 to close the day at $17.96 on lower than average trading volume of 2.27M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.38M. The South San Francisco California 94080 based company has been underperforming the biotechnology companies by 265.0393% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 37.94% YTD, versus the biotechnology industry which is up 1.62% for the same period. The RSI of 77.85 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Achaogen, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes antibacterials to treat multi-drug resistant (MDR) gram-negative infections in the United States. The company is principally developing plazomicin, which is in Phase III clinical trial for the treatment of serious bacterial infections due to MDR Enterobacteriaceae, including carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. It is also involved in the research and development of antipseudomonal LpxC inhibitor compounds that target infections caused by acinetobacter baumannii and pseudomonas aeruginosa; and therapeutic antibody discovery program. The company has development services agreement with ARK Diagnostics, Inc. to co-develop an in vitro assay to measure levels of plazomicin in the blood to enable patients to receive safe and efficacious doses of plazomicin; and license agreement with Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for certain patents relating to aminoglycoside antibacterial compounds and related know-how to develop and commercialize certain novel aminoglycoside antibacterial compounds. Achaogen, Inc. also has a collaboration and license agreement with Crystal Bioscience, Inc. to discover unique monoclonal antibodies against various targets. The company was incorporated in 2002 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.

 

Traders Watch list: Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY), Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA), Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS)

Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) saw its value increase by 0.1% as the stock gained $0.02 to finish the day at a closing price of $20.15. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $14.55-$20.6 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $19.77 to $20.18 during the day, are up by 3.07% in the past three months and up by 17.29% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.34% above its 20 day moving average and 4.72% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $24.65 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 61.4.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Ally Financial Inc., a diversified financial services company, provides a range of financial products and services primarily to automotive dealers and their retail customers in the United States. It offers dealer financial services, including a range of financial services and insurance products to automotive dealers and retail customers. The company also provides automotive finance services for dealers, such as new and used vehicle inventory financing; inventory insurance; term loans, including real estate and working capital loans; and vehicle remarketing services, as well as vehicle service contracts (VCSs) and guaranteed automobile protection (GAP) products. In addition, it offers retail automotive financing for new and used vehicles, and leasing for new vehicles; consumer finance protection and insurance products, such as VSCs, maintenance coverage, and GAP products; commercial insurance products; and senior secured commercial-lending products. Further, the company, through its subsidiary, Ally Bank provides savings and money market accounts, certificates of deposit, interest-bearing checking accounts, trust accounts, and individual retirement accounts; and online and mobile banking, electronic bill pay, remote deposit, and electronic funds transfer. It also engages in the management of held-for-investment mortgage loan portfolio that includes the execution of bulk purchases of jumbo and low-to-moderate income mortgage loans originated by third parties. The company was formerly known as GMAC Inc. and changed its name to Ally Financial Inc. in May 2010. Ally Financial Inc. was founded in 1919 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) shares were up in last trading by 2.6% to $27.2. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost 0% over the past week and fell -4.83% in the past month. It is currently trading -0.88% below its 50 day moving average and 1.73% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -8.57% decrease in value from its one year high of $29.75. The RSI indicator value of 47.2, lead us to believe that it is 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.

Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS) opening the day at $18.47. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 42.74% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.2% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $19.07 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -16.36% below its 52 week high of $22.8 and 308.35% above its 12-month low of $4.67. The shares are up by over 3.19% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 72.9 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

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

 

Stocks Buzz: The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA), SunPower Corporation (SPWR)

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.02% or $0.59 to close the day at $58.26 on light trading volume of 5.79M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.87M. The Midland Michigan 48674 based company has been outperforming the chemicals – major diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 34.69%, compared to the industry which has advanced 39% over the same period. With RSI of 61.53, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $62.41, making it a hold for now.

The Dow Chemical Company manufactures and supplies products that are used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services worldwide. It operates through Agricultural Sciences, Consumer Solutions, Infrastructure Solutions, Performance Materials & Chemicals, and Performance Plastics segments. The Agricultural Sciences segment provides crop protection and seed/plant biotechnology products and technologies, urban pest management solutions, and healthy oils. The Consumer Solutions segment offers semiconductors and organic light-emitting diodes, and adhesives and foams used by the transportation industry; and cellulosics and other polymers for innovative pharmaceutical formulations and food solutions. It serves automotive, electronics and entertainment, food and pharmaceuticals, and personal and home care products markets. The Infrastructure Solutions segment provides architectural and industrial coatings, construction material ingredients, building insulation, adhesives, and microbial protection products for the oil and gas industry; water technologies; monomers; and silicone and silicone products. The Performance Materials & Chemicals segment offers chlorine and caustic soda; industrial solutions; and propylene oxides, propylene glycols, polyether polyols, and aromatic isocyanates. The Performance Plastics segment provides elastomers, polyolefin plastomers, and ethylene propylene diene monomer elastomers; wire and cable insulation, semiconductive, and jacketing compound solutions, as well as bio-based plasticizers; acrylics, polyethylene, polyolefin emulsions, and polyolefin plastomers; and ethylene, propylene, benzene, butadiene, cumene, octene, aromatics co-products, and crude c4. The company was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Midland, Michigan.

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) grew with the stock adding 0.65% or $0.17 to close at $26.51 on active trading volume of 5.78M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.09M. 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 0.68% up for the period and down by -3.28% so far this year. With price target of $28.05 and a 12.05% 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.

SunPower Corporation (SPWR) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 4.83% or $0.35 to close the day at $7.59 on higher than average trading volume of 5.77M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.75M. The San Jose California 95134 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – specialized companies by -8.1626% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 14.83% YTD, versus the semiconductor – specialized industry which is up 0.19% for the same period. The RSI of 60.62 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

SunPower Corporation designs, manufactures, and delivers solar systems to residential, commercial, and power plant customers worldwide. It operates through three segments: Residential, Commercial, and Power Plant. The company provides solar power components, including panels and other system components. It also offers commercial rooftop and ground-mounted solar power systems, residential mounting systems, and power plant systems, as well as utility-scale photovoltaic power plants. In addition, the company offers operations and maintenance services, including remote monitoring, and preventative and corrective maintenance services, as well as rapid-response outage restoration services. Further, it leases solar power systems to residential customers; and sells inverters manufactured by third parties. The company serves investors, financial institutions, project developers, electric utilities, independent power producers, commercial and governmental entities, production home builders, residential owners, and small commercial building owners. SunPower Corporation also sells its products to dealers, systems integrators, and distributors. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in San Jose, California. SunPower Corporation is a subsidiary of Total Energies Nouvelles Activités USA.

 

Stocks Buzz: W&T Offshore, Inc. (WTI), Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK), Retail Properties of America, Inc. (RPAI)

W&T Offshore, Inc. (WTI) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.31% or $0.01 to close the day at $3.22 on active trading volume of 2.27M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.05M. The Houston Texas 77406 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas drilling & exploration group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 89.41%, compared to the industry which has advanced 108.3% over the same period. With RSI of 74.86, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $2.55, making it a hold for now.

W&T Offshore, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas producer, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico. The company sells crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas. It holds working interests in approximately 54 offshore fields in federal and state waters. As of March 8, 2016, the company had interests in offshore leases covering approximately 900,000 gross acres, including approximately 550,000 gross acres in the Gulf of Mexico Shelf; and approximately 350,000 gross acres in the deepwater. It also has a total proved reserves of 76.4 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) grew with the stock adding 0.89% or $0.23 to close at $25.99 on active trading volume of 2.26M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.54M. The Silver Spring Maryland 20910 based company has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 2.93% up for the period and down by -2.95% so far this year. With price target of $27.67 and a 15.87% 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.

Retail Properties of America, Inc. (RPAI) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.27% or $-0.04 to close the day at $15.05 on higher than average trading volume of 2.26M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.71M. The Oak Brook Illinois 60523 based company has been underperforming the reit – retail companies by -5.0793% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -1.83% YTD, versus the reit – retail industry which is up 0.26% for the same period. The RSI of 44.42 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Retail Properties of America, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. It engages in acquisition, development and management of properties. The trust invests in the real estate markets of United States. Its portfolio consists of retail properties, including lifestyle, power, neighborhood, and community centers, in addition to single-user net lease properties. The firm was formerly known as Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc. Retail Properties of America, Inc. is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.

 

Stocks Buzz: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA), Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV), Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS)

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.97% or $-0.53 to close the day at $26.34 on active trading volume of 5.62M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.04M. The Silver Spring Maryland 20910 based company has been outperforming the catv systems group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 1.97%, compared to the industry which has advanced 7.79% over the same period. With RSI of 38.59, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $28.05, 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.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) grew with the stock adding 2.07% or $1.04 to close at $51.34 on light trading volume of 5.57M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.21M. The Dallas Texas 75235 based company operating under the Regional Airlines industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 23.23% up for the period and up by 3.01% so far this year. With price target of $56.57 and a 52.55% rebound from 52-week low, Southwest Airlines Co. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.62% or $0.9 to close the day at $56.61 on higher than average trading volume of 5.56M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.6M. The Las Vegas Nevada 89109 based company has been outperforming the resorts & casinos companies by -3.0093% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 5.99% YTD, versus the resorts & casinos industry which is up 4.5% for the same period. The RSI of 53.99 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the People’s Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The company also owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, and Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip; Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Its integrated resorts include accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and other amenities. Las Vegas Sands Corp. was founded in 1988 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Stocks in Focus: Targa Resources Corp. (TRGP), Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA)

Targa Resources Corp. (TRGP) had a active trading with around 2.41M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.02M. The stock traded between $58.47 and $59.92 before closing at the price of $58.6 with -1.36% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77002 based company is currently trading 342.26% above its 52 week low of $14.55 and -2.28% below its 52 week high of $59.97. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 65.92 and $54.22 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Targa Resources Corp., through its general and limited partner interests in Targa Resources Partners LP, provides midstream natural gas and natural gas liquid (NGL) services in the United States. The company operates in two divisions, Gathering and Processing, and Logistics and Marketing. It is involved in gathering, compressing, treating, processing, and selling natural gas; storing, fractionating, treating, transporting, terminaling, and selling NGLs and NGL products; and gathering, storing, and terminaling crude oil and refined petroleum products. The company also purchases and resells component NGL products; sells propane and provides related logistics services to multi-state retailers, independent retailers, and other end-users; offers NGL balancing services; and provides transportation services to refineries and petrochemical companies in the Gulf Coast area. It operates approximately 23,630 miles of natural gas pipelines, including 28 owned and operated processing plants; and 39 storage wells with a net storage capacity of approximately 64 million barrels. As of December 31, 2015, the company leased and managed approximately 716 railcars; 80 owned and leased transport tractors; and 20 company-owned pressurized NGL barges. Targa Resources Corp. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.47% or $0.34 to close the day at $71.94 on light trading volume of 2.4M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.67M. The Norwood Massachusetts 02062 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – integrated circuits group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 47.98%, compared to the industry which has advanced 48.64% over the same period. With RSI of 51.89, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $78.7, making it a hold for now.

Analog Devices, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a portfolio of solutions that leverage analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing technology, including integrated circuits (ICs), algorithms, software, and subsystems. It offers data converter products, which translate real-world analog signals into digital data, as well as translates digital data into analog signals; high-performance amplifiers to condition analog signals; and radio frequency ICs to support cellular infrastructure. The company also provides MEMS technology solutions, including accelerometers used to sense acceleration, gyroscopes to sense rotation, and inertial measurement units to sense multiple degrees of freedom. In addition, it offers isolators for various applications, such as universal serial bus isolation in patient monitors; and smart metering and satellite applications. Further, the company provides power management and reference products; and digital signal processing products for high-speed numeric calculations. Its products are used in electronic equipment, including industrial process control systems, medical imaging equipment, factory automation systems, patient monitoring devices, instrumentation and measurement systems, wireless infrastructure equipment, energy management systems, networking equipment, aerospace and defense electronics, optical systems, automobiles, and portable electronic devices. The company serves clients in industrial, automotive, consumer, and communications markets through a direct sales force, third-party distributors, and independent sales representatives in the United States, rest of North/South America, Europe, Japan, China, and rest of Asia, as well as through its Website. It has a collaboration with TriLumina Corp. to provide illuminator modules for automotive flash LiDAR systems. Analog Devices, Inc. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts.

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) shares were down in last trading by -2.22% to $26.87. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.97% over the past week and fell -6.7% in the past month. It is currently trading -1.99% below its 50 day moving average and 0.41% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.68% decrease in value from its one year high of $29.75. The RSI indicator value of 42.37, lead us to believe that it is 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.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT), Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG), Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA)

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) grew with the stock adding 0.26% or $0.15 to close at $57.47 on light trading volume of 3.36M compared its three months average trading volume of 9.43M. The McLean Virginia 22102 based company operating under the Lodging industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 202.29% up for the period and up by 111.29% so far this year. With price target of $30.02 and a 260.1% rebound from 52-week low, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG) had a light trading with around 3.34M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.68M. The stock traded between $38.73 and $38.99 before closing at the price of $38.74 with -0.54% change on the day. The Omaha Nebraska 68102 based company is currently trading 34.1% above its 52 week low of $29.55 and -3.08% below its 52 week high of $39.97. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $40.67 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Conagra Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company in North America. It operates through five segments: Grocery & Snacks, Refrigerated & Frozen, International, Foodservice, and Commercial. The Grocery & Snacks segment primarily provides branded, shelf-stable food products in various retail channels in the United States. The Refrigerated & Frozen segment offers branded, temperature controlled food products in various retail channels in the United States. The International segment primarily provides branded food products, in various temperature states, in retail and foodservice channels outside of the United States. The Foodservice segment offers branded and customized food products, such as meals, entrees, prepared potatoes, sauces, and various custom-manufactured culinary products packaged for sale to restaurants and other foodservice establishments in the United States. The Commercial segment offers commercially branded and private label food and ingredients primarily to commercial, restaurant, foodservice, food manufacturing, and industrial customers. The company markets its products primarily under the Healthy Choice, Hunt’s, Slim Jim, Reddi-wip, Alexia, Blake’s, Frontera, Bertolli, P.F. Chang’s, and Marie Callender’s brands. The company was formerly known as ConAgra Foods, Inc. and changed its name to Conagra Brands, Inc. in November 2016. Conagra Brands, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) saw its value increase by 1.03% as the stock gained $0.28 to finish the day at a closing price of $27.48. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $23.66-$29.75 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $27.13 to $27.81 during the day, are down by -1.29% in the past three months and up by 7.26% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.98% below its 20 day moving average and 0.33% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $28.14 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 47.88.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.

 

Stocks In Action: The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF), Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA)

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) traded within a range of $133.78 to $135.46 after opening the day at $134.98. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.13% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.18% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $133.9 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -2.66% below its 52 week high of $139 and 24.75% above its 12-month low of $109.62. The shares are up by over 5.51% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 55.56 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (DIFM), and professional customers. The company offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its DIFM customers through third-party installers. It primarily serves home owners; and renovators/remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, installers, small business owners, and tradesmen. The company also sells its products through online. As of December 31, 2015, it had 2,274 stores, including 1,977 in the United States, 182 in Canada, and 115 in Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -5.07% or $-0.65 to close the day at $12.17 on active trading volume of 3.67M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.26M. The New Albany Ohio 43054 based company has been underperforming the apparel stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -52.99%, compared to the industry which has dropped -7.73% over the same period. With RSI of 38.78, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $14.75, making it a hold for now.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of casual apparel. The company sells knit and woven shirts, graphic T-shirts, fleece, jeans and woven pants, shorts, sweaters, and outerwear; personal care products; and accessories for men, women, and kids under the Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, and Hollister brand names. As of March 2, 2016, it operated through 754 stores in the United States; and 178 stores in Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The company sells its products through its stores and direct-to-consumer sales. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in New Albany, Ohio.

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) dropped $-1.09 to close the day at a new closing price of $27.2, a -3.85% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 14.96% above its 52 week low of $23.66. A total of 3.66M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.04M. The stock, which fluctuated between $27.14 and $28.17 during the day, currently situated -8.57% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.69% in the past one month and down by -1.77% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $28.14 and RSI of 44.62, 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.