Investor’s Alert: The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), Coty Inc. (COTY), Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY)

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.66% or $0.38 to close the day at $57.71 on lower than average trading volume of 3.89M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7M. The Midland Michigan 48674 based company has been outperforming the chemicals – major diversified companies by 9.6236% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 0.86% YTD, versus the chemicals – major diversified industry which is up 1.79% for the same period. The RSI of 55.76 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, 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.

Coty Inc. (COTY) had a light trading with around 3.88M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.32M. The stock traded between $18.87 and $19.34 before closing at the price of $18.93 with -0.89% change on the day. The New York New York 10118 based company is currently trading 6.23% above its 52 week low of $17.94 and -39.09% below its 52 week high of $31.6. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 54.35 and $21.27 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Coty Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes beauty products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Fragrances, Color Cosmetics, Skin & Body Care, and Brazil Acquisition. It offers fragrances under the Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Davidoff, Chloé, Balenciaga, Beyoncé, Bottega Veneta, Guess?, Katy Perry, Miu Miu, and Roberto Cavalli brand names. The company also provides lip, eye, nail, and facial color products under the Bourjois, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, and OPI brands. In addition, it offers shower gels, deodorants, skin care, and sun treatment products under the adidas, Lancaster, philosophy, and Playboy brand names; and hair straighteners, hair dryers, curlers, and hair brushes; and spray, serum, cream, and foam product lines to curl, fix, protect, shine, straighten, and volumize hair. The company also markets its products under the Astor, Coty, Joop!, Jovan, Manhattan, and N.Y.C. New York Color brands. It sells its products through retailers, including hypermarkets, supermarkets, independent and chain drug stores and pharmacies, upscale perfumeries, upscale and mid-tier department stores, nail salons, specialty retailers, duty-free shops and traditional food, and drug and mass retailers. Coty Inc. was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) traded within a range of $19.23 to $19.48 after opening the day at $19.41. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 2.21% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.41% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $19.44 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -5.63% below its 52 week high of $20.6 and 33.61% above its 12-month low of $14.55. The shares are up by over 0.57% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 46.45 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

 

Trader Alert: The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK), Mattel, Inc. (MAT)

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) retreated with the stock falling -0.81% or $-0.47 to close at $57.33 on light trading volume of 5.25M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.96M. The Midland Michigan 48674 based company operating under the Chemicals – Major Diversified industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 38.18% up for the period and up by 0.19% so far this year. With price target of $62.82 and a 47.45% rebound from 52-week low, The Dow Chemical Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK) dropped $-1.31 to close the day at a new closing price of $46.43, a -2.74% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 46.13% above its 52 week low of $32.2. A total of 5.23M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.2M. The stock, which fluctuated between $46.38 and $47.46 during the day, currently situated -6.28% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.41% in the past one month and up by 18.15% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $52.81 and RSI of 37.55, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, an investment company, provides financial products and services to institutions, corporations, and high net worth individuals in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Investment Management and Investment Services. The company offers investment management; trust and custody; foreign exchange; fund administration; global collateral services; securities lending; depositary receipts; corporate trust; global payment/cash management; banking services; and clearing services. It also provides mutual funds, separate accounts, wealth management and private banking services; and broker-dealer services, registered investment advisory services, prime brokerage services, and working capital solutions. In addition, the company is involved in credit-related activities, business exits, leasing operations, and corporate treasury activities; and the provision of global markets and institutional banking services. The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation was founded in 1784 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Mattel, Inc. (MAT) shares were up in last trading by 4.71% to $30.91. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.28% over the past week and grew 4.25% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.18% above its 50 day moving average and -0.23% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -7.93% decrease in value from its one year high of $34.76. The RSI indicator value of 59.89, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Mattel, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a range of toy products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: North America, International, and American Girl. It offers dolls and accessories, vehicles and play sets, and games and puzzles under the Mattel Girls & Boys brands, including Barbie, Monster High, Disney Classics, Ever After High, Little Mommy, Polly Pocket, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, CARS, Disney Planes, BOOMco, Radica, Toy Story, Max Steel, WWE Wrestling, and DC Comics. The company also provides its products under the Fisher-Price brands, such as Fisher-Price, Little People, BabyGear, Laugh & Learn, Imaginext, Thomas & Friends, Dora the Explorer, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney Jake, the Never Land Pirates, and Power Wheels. In addition, it offers its products under the American Girl brands comprising Truly Me, BeForever, and Bitty Baby; and construction, and arts and crafts brands, such as MEGA BLOKS, RoseArt, and Board Dudes, as well as publishes the American Girl magazine. Mattel, Inc. sells its products directly to consumers via its catalog, Website, and proprietary retail stores, as well as directly to retailers, including discount and free-standing toy stores, chain stores, department stores, and other retail outlets; to wholesalers; and through agents and distributors. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in El Segundo, California.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: Macy’s, Inc. (M), The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC)

Macy’s, Inc. (M) retreated with the stock falling -0.33% or $-0.1 to close at $29.88 on light trading volume of 5.85M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.67M. The Cincinnati Ohio 45202 based company operating under the Department Stores industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -17.4% down for the period and down by -16.56% so far this year. With price target of $37.1 and a 2.99% rebound from 52-week low, Macy’s, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Macy’s, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates stores, Websites, and mobile applications. Its stores and Websites sell a range of merchandise, including apparel and accessories for men, women, and children; cosmetics; home furnishings; and other consumer goods. The company also operates stores that offer a range of women’s, men’s, and children’s apparel; shoes; fashion accessories; housewares; home textiles; intimate apparel; and jewelry. As of January 4, 2017, it operated approximately 880 stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico under the Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Outlet, Macy’s Backstage, and Bluemercury brands, as well as Websites, including macys.com, bloomingdales.com, and bluemercury.com. In addition, it operates as a beauty products and spa retailer. The company was formerly known as Federated Department Stores, Inc. and changed its name to Macy’s, Inc. in June 2007. Macy’s, Inc. was founded in 1830 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) had a light trading with around 5.76M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.93M. The stock traded between $57.73 and $58.33 before closing at the price of $57.8 with -0.84% change on the day. The Midland Michigan 48674 based company is currently trading 48.66% above its 52 week low of $40.26 and -2.17% below its 52 week high of $59.33. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $62.82 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

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.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) saw its value decrease by -1.77% as the stock dropped $-0.87 to finish the day at a closing price of $48.38. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $29.24-$54.59 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $47.85 to $49.14 during the day, are up by 17.37% in the past three months and up by 34.62% over the past six months. It is currently trading -3.39% below its 20 day moving average and 2.21% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $62 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 46.33.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Intersil Corporation (ISIL), The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

Intersil Corporation (ISIL) saw its value decrease by -0.09% as the stock dropped $-0.02 to finish the day at a closing price of $22.26. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $10.67-$22.76 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $22.23 to $22.29 during the day, are up by 1.27% in the past three months and up by 57.32% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.11% below its 20 day moving average and 0.36% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $20.86 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 49.96.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Intersil Corporation designs and develops power management and precision analog integrated circuits (ICs) for applications in the infrastructure, industrial, automotive, military, aerospace, computing, and consumer markets. The company offers various power IC solutions for battery management, processor power management, and display power management, including power regulators, converters, and controllers, as well as integrated power modules. It also provides precision analog components, such as amplifiers and buffers, proximity and light sensors, data converters, optoelectronics, video decoders, and interface products. The company markets its products through direct sales force and a network of distributors to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and contract manufacturers primarily in China, the United States, South Korea, Japan, Germany, Singapore, and Taiwan. Intersil Corporation was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) shares were up in last trading by 0.05% to $58.29. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.85% over the past week and grew 0.82% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.73% above its 50 day moving average and 11.03% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.34% decrease in value from its one year high of $59.33. The RSI indicator value of 62.78, lead us to believe that it is 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.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) traded within a range of $50.26 to $51.95 after opening the day at $51.68. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 2.35% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.3% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $51.01 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -2.28% below its 52 week high of $52.2 and 51.57% above its 12-month low of $33.96. The shares are up by over 27.76% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 60.48 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

Stocks 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 in the Spotlight: The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), The Gap, Inc. (GPS)

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) had a active trading with around 5.92M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.16M. The stock traded between $133.77 and $136.38 before closing at the price of $136.1 with 1.33% change on the day. The Atlanta Georgia 30339 based company is currently trading 26.8% above its 52 week low of $109.62 and -1.06% below its 52 week high of $139. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 61.28 and $147.04 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.21% or $-0.12 to close the day at $57.67 on light trading volume of 5.89M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.86M. The Midland Michigan 48674 based company has been outperforming the chemicals – major diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 31.53%, compared to the industry which has advanced 37.77% over the same period. With RSI of 56.47, 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.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) shares were up in last trading by 0.29% to $23.91. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.83% over the past week and fell -8.78% in the past month. It is currently trading -5.78% below its 50 day moving average and 2.4% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -21.42% decrease in value from its one year high of $30.74. The RSI indicator value of 48.34, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Gap, Inc. operates as an apparel retail company worldwide. It offers apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix brands. The company provides apparel, eyewear, jewelry, shoes, handbags, and fragrances; and performance and lifestyle apparel for use in yoga, strength training, and running, as well as seasonal sports, including skiing and tennis. The Gap, Inc. offers its products through company-operated stores, franchise stores, Websites, e-commerce and social media sites, and catalogs. The company has franchise agreements with unaffiliated franchisees to operate Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy stores in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. As of November 17, 2016, it operated 3,300 company-operated stores and 450 franchise stores. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Stocks Roundup: Rennova Health, Inc. (RNVA), Sprint Corporation (S), The Dow Chemical Company (DOW)

Rennova Health, Inc. (RNVA) retreated with the stock falling -6.21% or $-0.01 to close at $0.08 on light trading volume of 11.23M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.56M. The West Palm Beach Florida 33401 based company has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -90% down for the period and down by 0% so far this year. With price target of $18.5 and a 3.75% rebound from 52-week low, Rennova Health, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Rennova Health, Inc. provides diagnostics and supportive software solutions to healthcare providers in the United States. It offers products and services, including laboratory diagnostics, healthcare technology solutions, and revenue cycle management solutions, as well as intends to provide financial services in the form of loans to physician practices. The company provides toxicology, clinical pharmacogenetics, and esoteric testing services; develops Web-based system to place lab orders, track samples, and view test reports in real time; Web-enabled laboratory information management solutions; Medical Mime, which offers an electronic health record for substance abuse and behavioral health providers; and CollabRx that enhances cancer diagnoses and treatment through actionable data analytics and reporting for oncologists and their patients. Rennova Health, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Sprint Corporation (S) had a light trading with around 11.23M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 20.12M. The stock traded between $8.59 and $8.75 before closing at the price of $8.7 with 0.12% change on the day. The Overland Park Kansas 66251 based company is currently trading 299.08% above its 52 week low of $2.18 and -3.33% below its 52 week high of $9. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $7.28 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Sprint Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various wireless and wireline communications products and services to consumers, businesses, government subscribers, and resellers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company operates in two segments, Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment offers wireless data communication services, including mobile productivity applications, such as Internet access, messaging, and email services; wireless photo and video offerings; location-based capabilities comprising asset and fleet management, dispatch services, and navigation tools; and mobile entertainment applications. It also provides wireless voice communications services that include local and long-distance wireless voice services, as well as voicemail, call waiting, three-way calling, caller identification, directory assistance, and call forwarding services. In addition, this segment offers voice and data services internationally through roaming arrangements; and customized wireless services to large companies and government agencies, as well as sells wireless devices, broadband devices, connected devices, and accessories to agents and other third-party distributors. The Wireline segment provides wireline voice and data communications, including domestic and international data communications using various protocols, such as multiprotocol label switching technologies, Internet protocol (IP), managed network services, Voice over IP, session initiated protocol, and traditional voice services to other communications companies, and targeted business and consumer subscribers, as well as for cable multiple system operators. Sprint Corporation offers its services under the Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Assurance Wireless brands. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. Sprint Corporation is a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) saw its value increase by 0.61% as the stock gained $0.35 to finish the day at a closing price of $57.79. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $40.26-$59.33 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $57.39 to $59.08 during the day, are up by 9.92% in the past three months and up by 17.87% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.07% below its 20 day moving average and 4.31% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $62.41 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 58.55.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

 

Trader Alert: Coeur Mining, Inc. (CDE), The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD)

Coeur Mining, Inc. (CDE) retreated with the stock falling -6.32% or $-0.71 to close at $10.53 on active trading volume of 4.99M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.5M. The Chicago Illinois 60603 based company operating under the Silver industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 333.33% up for the period and up by 15.84% so far this year. With price target of $13.33 and a 550% rebound from 52-week low, Coeur Mining, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Coeur Mining, Inc. owns, operates, explores for, and develops silver and gold properties. The company holds interests in the Palmarejo silver-gold mine located in Mexico; Rochester silver and gold mine in northwestern Nevada; Kensington gold mine located to the north of Juneau, Alaska; and Wharf gold mine in South Dakota. It also owns the San Bartolomé silver mine in Bolivia; Endeavor zinc, lead, and silver mine located in Australia; La Preciosa silver-gold exploration project in the State of Durango, Mexico; and Joaquin silver-gold exploration project located in the Santa Cruz province of southern Argentina. In addition, the company holds royalty interests in the Cerro Bayo mine in Chile; El Gallo complex in Mexico; Zaruma mine in Ecuador; and Correnso gold mine in New Zealand, as well as other precious metal properties. Coeur Mining, Inc. markets its silver and gold concentrates to third-party refiners and smelters in the United States, China, and Japan. The company was formerly known as Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation and changed its name to Coeur Mining, Inc. in May 2013. Coeur Mining, Inc. was founded in 1928 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) dropped $-0.36 to close the day at a new closing price of $57.44, a -0.62% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 47.73% above its 52 week low of $40.26. A total of 4.97M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.84M. The stock, which fluctuated between $57.11 and $57.89 during the day, currently situated -2.48% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.98% in the past one month and up by 8.03% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $62.35 and RSI of 54.91, the stock still has upside potential, 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.

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD) shares were up in last trading by 2.85% to $5.78. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 18.2% over the past week and fell -5.25% in the past month. It is currently trading -13.6% below its 50 day moving average and -16.22% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -41.2% decrease in value from its one year high of $9.83. The RSI indicator value of 53.24, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of medicines for various rare and orphan diseases. Its principal product is the migalastat HCl, a small molecule, which has completed Phase III studies that can be used as a monotherapy and in combination with enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for Fabry disease. The company is also developing SD-101, which is in Phase III clinical study for the treatment of the genetic connective tissue disorder epidermolysis bullosa; ATB200 that is in Phase II studies to treat pompe disease; AT2221, which is in Phase II studies for the treatment of pompe disease; and AT3375 to treat Parkinson’s disease. The company has strategic alliance with GlaxoSmithKline plc to develop and commercialize migalastat as a monotherapy and in combination with ERT for Fabry disease. Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Cranbury, New Jersey.

 

Stocks Alert: The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC), American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) retreated with the stock falling -0.45% or $-0.26 to close at $57.8 on light trading volume of 4.12M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.88M. The Midland Michigan 48674 based company operating under the Chemicals – Major Diversified industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 23.5% up for the period and up by 1.01% so far this year. With price target of $62.35 and a 48.66% rebound from 52-week low, The Dow Chemical Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) dropped $-0.27 to close the day at a new closing price of $16.7, a -1.59% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 50.1% above its 52 week low of $12.31. A total of 4.1M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.68M. The stock, which fluctuated between $16.61 and $17.02 during the day, currently situated -1.82% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 5.86% in the past one month and up by 9.94% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $16.68 and RSI of 64.68, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) shares were down in last trading by -0.56% to $65.6. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.43% over the past week and grew 2.66% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.2% above its 50 day moving average and 13.61% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.13% decrease in value from its one year high of $67.03. The RSI indicator value of 59.61, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through two segments, Commercial Insurance and Consumer Insurance. The company’s Commercial Insurance segment offers general liability, commercial automobile liability, workers’ compensation, excess casualty, and crisis management causality insurance products, as well as various risk-sharing and other customized structured programs; commercial, industrial, and energy-related property insurance products; aerospace, environmental, political risk, trade credit, surety, and marine insurance products; various insurance products for small and medium sized enterprises; and professional liability insurance products. It also provides mortgage guaranty insurance; stable value wrap products, and structured settlement and terminal funding annuities; and corporate- and bank-owned life insurance and guaranteed investment contracts. This segment sells its products through independent retail and wholesale brokers, agency network, specialized marketing and consulting firms, and structured settlement brokers. Its Consumer Insurance segment offers retirement products, such as fixed annuities, and immediate and deferred income annuities; variable and fixed index annuities; and mutual funds, and plan administrative and compliance services. This segment’s products also include term and whole life, cancer, and critical illness insurance products; personal accident and supplemental health products; travel insurance products and services; automobile and homeowners, and extended warranty insurance; and identity theft and credit card protection products. It sells its products through agents, direct marketing, independent marketing organizations, financial advisors, banks, wirehouses, and broker-dealers. The company was founded in 1919 and is based in New York, New York.

 

Stocks Buzz: The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), Viacom, Inc. (VIAB), Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS)

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.8% or $0.46 to close the day at $58.06 on light trading volume of 5.22M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.9M. The Midland Michigan 48674 based company has been outperforming the chemicals – major diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 21.33%, compared to the industry which has advanced 29.16% over the same period. With RSI of 63.16, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $62.35, 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.

Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) grew with the stock adding 1.95% or $0.7 to close at $36.6 on active trading volume of 5.21M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.77M. The New York New York 10036 based company operating under the Entertainment – Diversified industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -6.91% down for the period and up by 4.27% so far this year. With price target of $41.57 and a 25.4% rebound from 52-week low, Viacom, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Viacom, Inc. operates as media brand worldwide. The company creates television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, applications, games, consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment content for audiences. It operates through two segments, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment provides entertainment content and related branded products for consumers through approximately 250 locally programmed and operated TV channels, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, SPIKE, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Channel 5 (UK), Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick, Paramount Channel, and others, as well as through online, mobile, and apps. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, finances, acquires, and distributes motion pictures, television programming, and other entertainment content under the Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Nickelodeon Movies, MTV Films, and Paramount Television brands; and distributes films released under the Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, and Insurge Pictures brands. This segment exhibits motion pictures theatrically through home entertainment, licensing to television and digital platforms, and ancillary activities. The company releases its content through download-to-own, download-to-rent, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, transactional video-on-demand, pay television, subscription video-on-demand, basic cable television, free television, and free video-on-demand, as well as airlines and hotels. Viacom, Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 3.09% or $1.65 to close the day at $54.98 on higher than average trading volume of 5.2M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.57M. The Las Vegas Nevada 89109 based company has been outperforming the resorts & casinos companies by -5.3649% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 2.94% YTD, versus the resorts & casinos industry which is up 2.34% for the same period. The RSI of 46.7 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.