Worth Watching Stocks: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE), Allergan plc (AGN), HCP, Inc. (HCP)

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) saw its value decrease by -0.36% as the stock dropped $-0.07 to finish the day at a closing price of $19.31. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $4-$19.99 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $19.25 to $19.65 during the day, are up by 17.3% in the past three months and up by 45.18% over the past six months. It is currently trading 8.46% above its 20 day moving average and 15.59% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $19.33 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 70.65.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. It owns and operates approximately 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas; and approximately 12,300 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. Its midstream operations include ownership and operation of approximately 35,000 miles of in service natural gas pipelines, 31 natural gas processing plants, 21 natural gas treating facilities, and 4 natural gas conditioning facilities in Texas, New Mexico, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana; operation of natural gas gathering, oil pipeline, and oil stabilization facilities in South Texas, as well as a natural gas gathering system in Ohio; and transportation and supply of water to natural gas producers in Pennsylvania. The company’s natural gas liquid (NGL) transportation and services operations include ownership of approximately 2,000 miles of NGL pipelines, three NGL processing plants, four NGL and propane fractionation facilities, and NGL storage facilities. It also sells gasoline and middle distillates at retail; operates convenience stores primarily on the east coast and in the Midwest region of the United States; and gathers, purchases, stores, transports, markets, and sells crude oil, NGLs, and refined products. In addition, it provides natural gas compression services; treating services, such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide removal, natural gas cooling, dehydration, and British thermal unit management services; and manages coal and natural resources properties, as well as sells standing timber, leases coal-related infrastructure facilities, collects oil and gas royalties, and generates a total of 75 megawatts electrical power. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Allergan plc (AGN) shares were up in last trading by 1.35% to $210.01. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 8.26% over the past week and grew 8.09% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.61% above its 50 day moving average and -8.66% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -33.85% decrease in value from its one year high of $310.83. The RSI indicator value of 67.67, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Allergan plc, a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes medical aesthetics, biosimilar, and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products worldwide. It operates through US Brands, US Medical Aesthetics, International Brands, and Anda Distribution segments. The company offers a portfolio of products that provide treatments for the central nervous system, gastroenterology, women’s health and urology, ophthalmology, neurosciences, medical aesthetics, liver disease, inflammation, fibrosis, and HIV, as well as dermatology and plastic surgery, and Alzheimer’s disease. It is also involved in developing ocular implants that reduce intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma; medical devices for the correction of prominent ears; and intranasal neurostimulation devices, as well as other dry eye products. In addition, it distributes generic and branded pharmaceutical products primarily to independent pharmacies, pharmacy chains, pharmacy buying groups, and physicians’ offices. Allergan plc has a collaboration with T2 Biosystems to develop blood-based diagnostic panel for the detection of Gram-negative bacterial species. The company was formerly known as Actavis plc and changed its name to Allergan plc in June 2015. Allergan plc was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

HCP, Inc. (HCP) traded within a range of $29.33 to $29.84 after opening the day at $29.48. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -9.45% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.23% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $29.72 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -18.29% below its 52 week high of $36.82 and 35.74% above its 12-month low of $22.87. The shares are down by over -12.95% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 51.58 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

HCP, Inc. is an independent hybrid real estate investment trust. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. It primarily invests in properties serving the healthcare industry including sectors of healthcare such as senior housing, life science, medical office, hospital and skilled nursing. The fund also invests in mezzanine loans and other debt instruments. It engages in acquisition, development, leasing, selling and managing of healthcare real estate and provides mortgage and other financing to healthcare providers. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the S&P 500 Index, Berkshire Hathaway Index, and MSCI REIT Index. HCP, Inc. was formed in 1985 and is based in Irvine, California with additional office in Nashville and San Francisco.

 

Stocks In Action: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE), Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARWR), Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF)

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) traded within a range of $19.05 to $19.54 after opening the day at $19.21. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 55.52% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.68% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $19.38 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -3.05% below its 52 week high of $19.99 and 414.87% above its 12-month low of $4. The shares are up by over 19.22% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 71.28 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. It owns and operates approximately 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas; and approximately 12,300 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. Its midstream operations include ownership and operation of approximately 35,000 miles of in service natural gas pipelines, 31 natural gas processing plants, 21 natural gas treating facilities, and 4 natural gas conditioning facilities in Texas, New Mexico, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana; operation of natural gas gathering, oil pipeline, and oil stabilization facilities in South Texas, as well as a natural gas gathering system in Ohio; and transportation and supply of water to natural gas producers in Pennsylvania. The company’s natural gas liquid (NGL) transportation and services operations include ownership of approximately 2,000 miles of NGL pipelines, three NGL processing plants, four NGL and propane fractionation facilities, and NGL storage facilities. It also sells gasoline and middle distillates at retail; operates convenience stores primarily on the east coast and in the Midwest region of the United States; and gathers, purchases, stores, transports, markets, and sells crude oil, NGLs, and refined products. In addition, it provides natural gas compression services; treating services, such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide removal, natural gas cooling, dehydration, and British thermal unit management services; and manages coal and natural resources properties, as well as sells standing timber, leases coal-related infrastructure facilities, collects oil and gas royalties, and generates a total of 75 megawatts electrical power. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARWR) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 6.45% or $0.1 to close the day at $1.65 on active trading volume of 2.21M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.82M. The Pasadena California 91101 based company has been underperforming the biotechnology group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -73.08%, compared to the industry which has dropped -6.34% over the same period. With RSI of 34.6, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $1.8, making it a hold for now.

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. develops novel drugs to treat intractable diseases in the United States. Its pre-clinical stage drug candidates include ARO-HBV to treat chronic hepatitis B virus infection; ARO-AAT to treat liver disease associated with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency; ARO-LPA to reduce production of apolipoprotein A; ARO-AMG1, which is developed against an undisclosed genetically validated cardiovascular target; and ARO-F12, a potential treatment for factor 12 mediated diseases, such as hereditary angioedema and thromboembolic disorders. The company also develops ARO-HIF2, a drug candidate for the treatment of clear cell renal cell carcinoma. Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has collaboration and license agreements with Amgen, Inc. The company was formerly known as Arrowhead Research Corporation and changed its name to Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in April 2016. Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was incorporated in 1989 and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) gained $0.02 to close the day at a new closing price of $12.03, a 0.17% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 1.52% above its 52 week low of $11.85. A total of 2.2M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.37M. The stock, which fluctuated between $11.86 and $12.24 during the day, currently situated -62.07% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -19.21% in the past one month and down by -21.55% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $14.75 and RSI of 31.7, the stock still has upside potential, 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.

 

Stocks Roundup: Fred’s, Inc. (FRED), Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN)

Fred’s, Inc. (FRED) retreated with the stock falling -4.84% or $-0.95 to close at $18.68 on active trading volume of 2.67M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.07M. The Memphis Tennessee 38118 based company operating under the Discount, Variety Stores industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 15.03% up for the period and up by 16.36% so far this year. With price target of $14 and a 138.25% rebound from 52-week low, Fred’s, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Fred’s, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, sells general merchandise through its retail discount stores and full service pharmacies. The company, through its stores, offers household cleaning supplies, health and beauty aids, disposable diapers, pet foods, paper products, various food and beverage products, and pharmaceuticals to low, middle, and fixed income families in small- to medium- sized towns. It also sells general merchandise to franchised Fred’s stores. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 641 company-owned stores, which included 60 express stores in 15 states and 18 franchised stores under the Fred’s name, as well as 372 pharmacies and 3 specialty pharmacy facilities primarily in the southeastern United States. It also operates 18 franchised stores under the Fred’s name. Fred’s, Inc. was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) had a light trading with around 2.66M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.51M. The stock traded between $19.09 and $19.63 before closing at the price of $19.25 with -1.43% change on the day. The Dallas Texas 75225 based company is currently trading 411.41% above its 52 week low of $4 and -3.7% below its 52 week high of $19.99. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $19.33 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. It owns and operates approximately 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas; and approximately 12,300 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. Its midstream operations include ownership and operation of approximately 35,000 miles of in service natural gas pipelines, 31 natural gas processing plants, 21 natural gas treating facilities, and 4 natural gas conditioning facilities in Texas, New Mexico, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana; operation of natural gas gathering, oil pipeline, and oil stabilization facilities in South Texas, as well as a natural gas gathering system in Ohio; and transportation and supply of water to natural gas producers in Pennsylvania. The company’s natural gas liquid (NGL) transportation and services operations include ownership of approximately 2,000 miles of NGL pipelines, three NGL processing plants, four NGL and propane fractionation facilities, and NGL storage facilities. It also sells gasoline and middle distillates at retail; operates convenience stores primarily on the east coast and in the Midwest region of the United States; and gathers, purchases, stores, transports, markets, and sells crude oil, NGLs, and refined products. In addition, it provides natural gas compression services; treating services, such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide removal, natural gas cooling, dehydration, and British thermal unit management services; and manages coal and natural resources properties, as well as sells standing timber, leases coal-related infrastructure facilities, collects oil and gas royalties, and generates a total of 75 megawatts electrical power. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) saw its value decrease by -1.1% as the stock dropped $-0.82 to finish the day at a closing price of $74.05. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $46.73-$75.25 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $73.98 to $75.05 during the day, are up by 6.96% in the past three months and up by 22.44% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.67% above its 20 day moving average and 3.62% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $74.59 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 57.42.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing. The Analog segment offers high volume analog and logic products for automotive safety devices, touch screen controllers, low voltage motor drivers, and integrated motor controllers; and power management products that include catalog and application-specific standard products to enhance the efficiency of powered devices using battery management solutions, portable power conversion devices, power supply controls, and point-of-load products. This segment also provides high performance analog products, such as high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products, and precision products; and silicon valley analog products, including power management, data converter, interface, and operational amplifier catalog analog products that are used in manufacturing various electronic systems. The Embedded Processing segment offers microcontroller products, which are systems with a processor core, memory, and peripherals to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment; processor products comprising digital signal and applications processors; and connectivity products consisting of electronic devices to connect and transfer data. The company also provides DLP products primarily used in projectors to create high-definition images; application-specific integrated circuits; calculators; and baseband products, as well as OMAP applications processors and connectivity products. It markets and sells its products through a direct sales force and distributors. Texas Instruments Incorporated was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Twilio Inc. (TWLO), Altria Group, Inc. (MO), Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE)

Twilio Inc. (TWLO) saw its value increase by 1.61% as the stock gained $0.51 to finish the day at a closing price of $32.22. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $23.66-$70.96 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $31.53 to $32.6 during the day, are down by -49.84% in the past three months and up by 18.24% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.14% above its 20 day moving average and -7.6% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $39.14 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 48.98.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Twilio Inc. provides cloud communications platform that enables developers to build, scale, and operate communications within software applications through the cloud as a pay-as-you-go service in the United States and internationally. It offers programmable communications cloud software that enables developers to embed voice, messaging, video, and authentication capabilities into their applications through application programming interfaces. The company also provides use case products, such as a two-factor authentication solution. Twilio Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered San Francisco, California.

Altria Group, Inc. (MO) shares were up in last trading by 0.06% to $67.72. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.93% over the past week and grew 6.74% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.96% above its 50 day moving average and 6.56% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.66% decrease in value from its one year high of $70.15. The RSI indicator value of 67.85, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) traded within a range of $19.29 to $19.68 after opening the day at $19.33. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 57.21% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.56% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $19.59 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -2% below its 52 week high of $19.99 and 420.45% above its 12-month low of $4. The shares are up by over 19.43% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 74.56 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. It owns and operates approximately 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas; and approximately 12,300 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. Its midstream operations include ownership and operation of approximately 35,000 miles of in service natural gas pipelines, 31 natural gas processing plants, 21 natural gas treating facilities, and 4 natural gas conditioning facilities in Texas, New Mexico, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana; operation of natural gas gathering, oil pipeline, and oil stabilization facilities in South Texas, as well as a natural gas gathering system in Ohio; and transportation and supply of water to natural gas producers in Pennsylvania. The company’s natural gas liquid (NGL) transportation and services operations include ownership of approximately 2,000 miles of NGL pipelines, three NGL processing plants, four NGL and propane fractionation facilities, and NGL storage facilities. It also sells gasoline and middle distillates at retail; operates convenience stores primarily on the east coast and in the Midwest region of the United States; and gathers, purchases, stores, transports, markets, and sells crude oil, NGLs, and refined products. In addition, it provides natural gas compression services; treating services, such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide removal, natural gas cooling, dehydration, and British thermal unit management services; and manages coal and natural resources properties, as well as sells standing timber, leases coal-related infrastructure facilities, collects oil and gas royalties, and generates a total of 75 megawatts electrical power. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: Regions Financial Corporation (RF), Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE)

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) traded within a range of $14.42 to $14.64 after opening the day at $14.54. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 55.44% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.14% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $14.55 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -1.22% below its 52 week high of $14.73 and 113.18% above its 12-month low of $7. The shares are up by over 49.46% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 68.81 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Regions Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and bank-related services to individual and corporate customers in the United States. Its Corporate Bank segment offers commercial banking services, such as commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, and investor real estate lending, as well as equipment lease financing services. This segment serves corporate, middle market, small business, and commercial real estate developers and investors. The company’s Consumer Bank segment provides consumer banking products and services related to residential first mortgages, home equity lines and loans, small business loans, indirect loans, consumer credit cards, and other consumer loans, as well as the corresponding deposit relationships. Its Wealth Management segment offers wealth management products and services, including credit related products, trust and investment management, asset management, retirement and savings solutions, estate planning, and personal and commercial insurance products to individuals, businesses, governmental institutions, and non-profit entities. The company also provides insurance coverage for various lines of personal and commercial insurance, such as property, vehicle, casualty, life, health, and accident insurance, as well as commercial crop, life, and environmental insurance; and commercial equipment financing products, as well as offers securities, insurance, and advisory services through financial consultants. In addition, it offers securities brokerage, merger and acquisition advisory, trust, and other specialty financing services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 1,627 banking offices and 1,962 ATMs in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Regions Financial Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.28% or $0.68 to close the day at $53.65 on light trading volume of 11.08M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 14.33M. The New York New York 10036 based company has been outperforming the telecom services – domestic group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 19.42%, compared to the industry which has advanced 21.44% over the same period. With RSI of 73.14, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $52.55, making it a hold for now.

Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. Its Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data services; messaging services; wireless Internet access services on notebook computers and tablets; multimedia access services; business-focused services; location-based services; global data services; home phone connect services; high-speed Internet service; and network access and value added services to support wireless connections for the Internet of Things (IoT). This segment also provides IoT services that support devices used in health monitoring, education, manufacturing, utilities, distribution, and consumer products markets, as well as offers wireless devices, including smartphones and basic phones, tablets, and other Internet access devices. As of December 31, 2015, it had 112.1 million retail connections. The company’s Wireline segment provides high-speed Internet, Fios Internet, and Fios video services; voice services, such as local exchange, regional and long distance calling, and voice messaging services, as well as VoIP services; network products and solutions comprising private Internet protocol (IP), public Internet, Ethernet, and optical networking services; IT infrastructure services, including collocation and managed hosting; cloud services, such as computing, storage, backup, recovery, and application platforms; and business communications services. This segment also offers IoT services; data security services; voice and data services; and data, voice, local dial tone, and broadband services primarily to local, long distance, and other carriers. The company was formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. Verizon Communications Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in New York, New York.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) gained $0.53 to close the day at a new closing price of $19.29, a 2.83% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 412.48% above its 52 week low of $4. A total of 10.91M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.34M. The stock, which fluctuated between $18.73 and $19.98 during the day, currently situated -3.5% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 8.61% in the past one month and up by 17.04% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $19.33 and RSI of 72.21, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. It owns and operates approximately 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas; and approximately 12,300 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. Its midstream operations include ownership and operation of approximately 35,000 miles of in service natural gas pipelines, 31 natural gas processing plants, 21 natural gas treating facilities, and 4 natural gas conditioning facilities in Texas, New Mexico, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana; operation of natural gas gathering, oil pipeline, and oil stabilization facilities in South Texas, as well as a natural gas gathering system in Ohio; and transportation and supply of water to natural gas producers in Pennsylvania. The company’s natural gas liquid (NGL) transportation and services operations include ownership of approximately 2,000 miles of NGL pipelines, three NGL processing plants, four NGL and propane fractionation facilities, and NGL storage facilities. It also sells gasoline and middle distillates at retail; operates convenience stores primarily on the east coast and in the Midwest region of the United States; and gathers, purchases, stores, transports, markets, and sells crude oil, NGLs, and refined products. In addition, it provides natural gas compression services; treating services, such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide removal, natural gas cooling, dehydration, and British thermal unit management services; and manages coal and natural resources properties, as well as sells standing timber, leases coal-related infrastructure facilities, collects oil and gas royalties, and generates a total of 75 megawatts electrical power. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE), Carnival Corporation (CCL), Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP)

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.11% or $0.02 to close the day at $18.76 on light trading volume of 4.56M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.32M. The Dallas Texas 75225 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas pipelines group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 74.41%, compared to the industry which has advanced 39.58% over the same period. With RSI of 68.07, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $19.33, making it a hold for now.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. It owns and operates approximately 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas; and approximately 12,300 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. Its midstream operations include ownership and operation of approximately 35,000 miles of in service natural gas pipelines, 31 natural gas processing plants, 21 natural gas treating facilities, and 4 natural gas conditioning facilities in Texas, New Mexico, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana; operation of natural gas gathering, oil pipeline, and oil stabilization facilities in South Texas, as well as a natural gas gathering system in Ohio; and transportation and supply of water to natural gas producers in Pennsylvania. The company’s natural gas liquid (NGL) transportation and services operations include ownership of approximately 2,000 miles of NGL pipelines, three NGL processing plants, four NGL and propane fractionation facilities, and NGL storage facilities. It also sells gasoline and middle distillates at retail; operates convenience stores primarily on the east coast and in the Midwest region of the United States; and gathers, purchases, stores, transports, markets, and sells crude oil, NGLs, and refined products. In addition, it provides natural gas compression services; treating services, such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide removal, natural gas cooling, dehydration, and British thermal unit management services; and manages coal and natural resources properties, as well as sells standing timber, leases coal-related infrastructure facilities, collects oil and gas royalties, and generates a total of 75 megawatts electrical power. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Carnival Corporation (CCL) climbed 1.14% during last trading as the stock added $0.6 to finish the day at $53.09 with about 4.56M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.18M. The $39.52B market cap company, which fluctuated between $52.07 and $53.25 during the day, currently situated 34.71% above its 52 week low of $40.52 and -2.12% away from its one year high of $55.77. The RSI of 59.6 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Carnival Corporation operates as a leisure travel and cruise company in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn brands in North America; and Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises (UK), Cunard, and P&O Cruises (Australia) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates 99 cruise ships. It also owns Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, a tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, which owns and operates 11 hotels or lodges, approximately 300 motor coaches, and 20 glass-domed railcars. In addition, the company is involved in the leasing of cruise ships. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents and tour operators. Carnival Corporation was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Carnival Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & Plc.

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) saw its value increase by 1.26% as the stock gained $0.44 to finish the day at a closing price of $35.39. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $18.62-$43.5 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $34.78 to $35.53 during the day, are down by -4.67% in the past three months and down by -9.24% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.41% above its 20 day moving average and 0.68% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $44.7 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 52.04. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. engages in the natural gas midstream, and intrastate transportation and storage businesses in the United States. The company’s Intrastate Transportation and Storage segment transports natural gas from various natural gas producing areas, and through ET fuel system and HPL system. It owns and operates 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas. Its Interstate Transportation and Storage segment provides natural gas transportation and storage services; owns and operates approximately 12,300 miles of interstate natural gas pipeline; and has interests in various natural gas pipelines. The company’s Midstream segment gathers, compresses, treats, blends, processes, and markets natural gas. It owns and operates 35,000 miles of in service natural gas, 31 natural gas processing plants, 21 natural gas treating facilities, and 4 natural gas conditioning facilities. The company’s Liquids Transportation and Services segment transports mixed NGLs and other hydrocarbons; stores mixed NGLs, NGL products, and petrochemical products; and separates mixed NGL streams into purity products. It owns and operates various NGL pipelines, and NGL storage facilities with aggregate storage capacity of approximately 51 million barrels. Its Investment in Sunoco Logistics segment gathers, purchases, markets, and sells crude oil; and owns and operates 1,800 miles of refined products pipelines. The company’s Retail Marketing segment sells motor fuel and merchandise at company-operated retail locations and branded convenience stores in 14 states, primarily on the east coast and south regions of the United States. Its Other segment provides natural gas compression equipment and compression services; manages coal and natural resources property, sells standing timber, and leases coal-related infrastructure facilities; and generates electrical power. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

 

Investor’s Watch List: Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL), Sprint Corporation (S), Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE)

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) had a light trading with around 11.03M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 24.61M. The stock traded between $12.23 and $12.54 before closing at the price of $12.36 with 1.64% change on the day. The Denver Colorado 80290 based company is currently trading 268.96% above its 52 week low of $3.35 and -14.4% below its 52 week high of $14.44. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 65.78 and $12.57 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in the Rocky Mountains and Permian Basin regions of the United States. It sells oil and gas to end users, marketers, and other purchasers. As of December 31, 2015, the company had total estimated proved reserves of 820.6 million barrels of oil equivalent; and interests in 3,177 net productive wells on approximately 593,900 net developed acres. Whiting Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1980 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

Sprint Corporation (S) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.12% or $-0.01 to close the day at $8.43 on light trading volume of 10.77M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 20.24M. The Overland Park Kansas 66251 based company has been outperforming the wireless communications group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 132.23%, compared to the industry which has advanced 4.49% over the same period. With RSI of 60.86, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $7.28, making it a hold for now.

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.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) shares were up in last trading by 4.34% to $18.74. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 8.83% over the past week and grew 8.39% in the past month. It is currently trading 15.7% above its 50 day moving average and 34.34% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.25% decrease in value from its one year high of $19.99. The RSI indicator value of 68.09, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. It owns and operates approximately 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas; and approximately 12,300 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. Its midstream operations include ownership and operation of approximately 35,000 miles of in service natural gas pipelines, 31 natural gas processing plants, 21 natural gas treating facilities, and 4 natural gas conditioning facilities in Texas, New Mexico, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana; operation of natural gas gathering, oil pipeline, and oil stabilization facilities in South Texas, as well as a natural gas gathering system in Ohio; and transportation and supply of water to natural gas producers in Pennsylvania. The company’s natural gas liquid (NGL) transportation and services operations include ownership of approximately 2,000 miles of NGL pipelines, three NGL processing plants, four NGL and propane fractionation facilities, and NGL storage facilities. It also sells gasoline and middle distillates at retail; operates convenience stores primarily on the east coast and in the Midwest region of the United States; and gathers, purchases, stores, transports, markets, and sells crude oil, NGLs, and refined products. In addition, it provides natural gas compression services; treating services, such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide removal, natural gas cooling, dehydration, and British thermal unit management services; and manages coal and natural resources properties, as well as sells standing timber, leases coal-related infrastructure facilities, collects oil and gas royalties, and generates a total of 75 megawatts electrical power. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE), Philip Morris International Inc. (PM), Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) had a light trading with around 4.32M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.48M. The stock traded between $17.68 and $18.07 before closing at the price of $17.96 with 0.96% change on the day. The Dallas Texas 75225 based company is currently trading 377.14% above its 52 week low of $4 and -10.16% below its 52 week high of $19.99. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 62.06 and $19.33 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. It owns and operates approximately 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas; and approximately 12,300 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. Its midstream operations include ownership and operation of approximately 35,000 miles of in service natural gas pipelines, 31 natural gas processing plants, 21 natural gas treating facilities, and 4 natural gas conditioning facilities in Texas, New Mexico, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana; operation of natural gas gathering, oil pipeline, and oil stabilization facilities in South Texas, as well as a natural gas gathering system in Ohio; and transportation and supply of water to natural gas producers in Pennsylvania. The company’s natural gas liquid (NGL) transportation and services operations include ownership of approximately 2,000 miles of NGL pipelines, three NGL processing plants, four NGL and propane fractionation facilities, and NGL storage facilities. It also sells gasoline and middle distillates at retail; operates convenience stores primarily on the east coast and in the Midwest region of the United States; and gathers, purchases, stores, transports, markets, and sells crude oil, NGLs, and refined products. In addition, it provides natural gas compression services; treating services, such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide removal, natural gas cooling, dehydration, and British thermal unit management services; and manages coal and natural resources properties, as well as sells standing timber, leases coal-related infrastructure facilities, collects oil and gas royalties, and generates a total of 75 megawatts electrical power. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.16% or $0.15 to close the day at $91.46 on light trading volume of 4.32M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.04M. The New York New York 10017 based company has been outperforming the cigarettes group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 9.8%, compared to the industry which has advanced 0.03% over the same period. With RSI of 53.76, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $101.06, making it a hold for now.

Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, other tobacco products, and other nicotine-containing products. Its portfolio of brands comprises Marlboro, Merit, Parliament, Virginia S., L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Lark, Muratti, Next, and Red & White. The company also owns various cigarette brands, such as Dji Sam Soe, Sampoerna, and U Mild in Indonesia; Champion, Fortune, and Hope in the Philippines; Apollo-Soyuz and Optima in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston in Colombia; Belmont, Canadian Classics, and Number 7 in Canada; Best in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados in Mexico; Assos in Greece; and Petra in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It markets and sells its products in approximately 180 countries in the European Union, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Canada. Philip Morris International Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is based in New York, New York.

Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) shares were down in last trading by -0.97% to $69.24. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -3.97% over the past week and fell -9.42% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.19% below its 50 day moving average and -5.32% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -22.2% decrease in value from its one year high of $89. The RSI indicator value of 36.99, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Express Scripts Holding Company operates as a pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company operates through two segments, PBM and Other Business Operations. The company’s PBM segment’s products and services include clinical solutions to enhance health outcomes; specialized pharmacy care; home delivery pharmacy; specialty pharmacy, including the distribution of fertility pharmaceuticals that require special handling or packaging; and retail network pharmacy administration. It also provides benefit design consultation; drug utilization review; drug formulary management; an array of Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance marketplace; administration of a group purchasing organization; and consumer health and drug information services. In addition, the company distributes specialty pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to providers, clinics, and hospitals; and offers consulting services, including design, implementation, and project management for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device manufacturers to collect scientific evidence to guide the use of medicines. It serves managed care organizations, health insurers, third-party administrators, employers, union-sponsored benefit plans, workers’ compensation plans, government health programs, providers, clinics, hospitals, and others. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated four automated dispensing home delivery pharmacies; one non-automated dispensing home delivery pharmacy; and one non-dispensing home delivery pharmacy maintained for business continuity purpose, as well as several non-dispensing order processing centers, patient contact centers, specialty drug pharmacies, and fertility pharmacies. The company was formerly known as Aristotle Holding, Inc. and changed its name to Express Scripts Holding Company in April 2012. Express Scripts Holding Company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Eye Catching Stocks: Evoke Pharma, Inc. (EVOK), Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE), Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)

Evoke Pharma, Inc. (EVOK) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 43.75% or $0.63 to close the day at $2.07 on light trading volume of 22.15M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 264.44K. The Solana Beach California 92075 based company has been underperforming the drugs – generic group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -36.5%, compared to the industry which has dropped -27.46% over the same period. With RSI of 69.46, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $7.04, making it a hold for now.

Evoke Pharma, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, primarily focuses on the development of drugs for the treatment of gastroenterological disorders and diseases. The company develops EVK-001, a metoclopramide nasal spray, which is in Phase III clinical trials for the relief of symptoms associated with acute and recurrent diabetic gastroparesis in women. Evoke Pharma, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Solana Beach, California.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) climbed 1.83% during last trading as the stock added $0.32 to finish the day at $17.79 with about 22.05M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.28M. The $18.29B market cap company, which fluctuated between $17.37 and $18.02 during the day, currently situated 372.63% above its 52 week low of $4 and -11.01% away from its one year high of $19.99. The RSI of 60.58 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. It owns and operates approximately 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas; and approximately 12,300 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. Its midstream operations include ownership and operation of approximately 35,000 miles of in service natural gas pipelines, 31 natural gas processing plants, 21 natural gas treating facilities, and 4 natural gas conditioning facilities in Texas, New Mexico, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana; operation of natural gas gathering, oil pipeline, and oil stabilization facilities in South Texas, as well as a natural gas gathering system in Ohio; and transportation and supply of water to natural gas producers in Pennsylvania. The company’s natural gas liquid (NGL) transportation and services operations include ownership of approximately 2,000 miles of NGL pipelines, three NGL processing plants, four NGL and propane fractionation facilities, and NGL storage facilities. It also sells gasoline and middle distillates at retail; operates convenience stores primarily on the east coast and in the Midwest region of the United States; and gathers, purchases, stores, transports, markets, and sells crude oil, NGLs, and refined products. In addition, it provides natural gas compression services; treating services, such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide removal, natural gas cooling, dehydration, and British thermal unit management services; and manages coal and natural resources properties, as well as sells standing timber, leases coal-related infrastructure facilities, collects oil and gas royalties, and generates a total of 75 megawatts electrical power. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) saw its value increase by 0.52% as the stock gained $0.2 to finish the day at a closing price of $38.61. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $26.15-$44.92 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $38.42 to $39.22 during the day, are down by -10.6% in the past three months and up by 3.54% over the past six months. It is currently trading -5.4% below its 20 day moving average and -6.53% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $45.78 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 34.81. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Yahoo! Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides search and display advertising services on Yahoo properties and affiliate sites worldwide. The company offers Yahoo Search that serves as a guide for users to discover information on the Internet; Yahoo Mail, which connects users to the people and content; and Yahoo Messenger, an instant messaging service, which enables users to connect, communicate, and share experiences in real-time. It also provides digital content products, including Yahoo News, which gives users to discover, consume, and engage around the news, content, and video; Yahoo Sports, which serves audiences of sports enthusiasts; Yahoo Finance that offers a range of financial data, information, and tools; Yahoo Lifestyle to engage users passionate about style and fashion; and Tumblr, which provides a Web platform and mobile applications on iOS and android to create, share, and curate content, as well as Tumblr messaging that enables users to engage with other users that share their same interests and passions. In addition, the company provides advertiser products, such as Yahoo Gemini, a marketplace for search and native advertising; and BrightRoll, which offers a suite of media-agnostic tools to enable advertisers, publishers, and partners connect with users across ad formats and devices. Further, it offers advertising formats; and digital advertising products, such as Yahoo native, Yahoo video, Yahoo premium, and Yahoo audience ads. Additionally, the company offers Yahoo Mobile Developer suite consisting of Flurry Analytics, Yahoo App Publishing, Yahoo App Marketing, and Tumblr In-App Sharing tools to measure, monetize, advertise, and improve their apps. Yahoo! Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

 

Trader’s Round Up: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE), MGM Resorts International (MGM), Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) grew with the stock adding 2.16% or $0.37 to close at $17.47 on active trading volume of 8.72M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.21M. The Dallas Texas 75225 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 47.95% up for the period and up by 40.19% so far this year. With price target of $19.39 and a 364.12% rebound from 52-week low, Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. It owns and operates approximately 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas; and approximately 12,300 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. Its midstream operations include ownership and operation of approximately 35,000 miles of in service natural gas pipelines, 31 natural gas processing plants, 21 natural gas treating facilities, and 4 natural gas conditioning facilities in Texas, New Mexico, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana; operation of natural gas gathering, oil pipeline, and oil stabilization facilities in South Texas, as well as a natural gas gathering system in Ohio; and transportation and supply of water to natural gas producers in Pennsylvania. The company’s natural gas liquid (NGL) transportation and services operations include ownership of approximately 2,000 miles of NGL pipelines, three NGL processing plants, four NGL and propane fractionation facilities, and NGL storage facilities. It also sells gasoline and middle distillates at retail; operates convenience stores primarily on the east coast and in the Midwest region of the United States; and gathers, purchases, stores, transports, markets, and sells crude oil, NGLs, and refined products. In addition, it provides natural gas compression services; treating services, such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide removal, natural gas cooling, dehydration, and British thermal unit management services; and manages coal and natural resources properties, as well as sells standing timber, leases coal-related infrastructure facilities, collects oil and gas royalties, and generates a total of 75 megawatts electrical power. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

MGM Resorts International (MGM) dropped $-0.75 to close the day at a new closing price of $28.97, a -2.52% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 79.05% above its 52 week low of $16.18. A total of 8.58M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.91M. The stock, which fluctuated between $28.93 and $29.9 during the day, currently situated -5.39% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.1% in the past one month and up by 13.88% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $33.41 and RSI of 54.18, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

MGM Resorts International, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns and/or operates casino resorts in the United States and China. The company operates through two segments, Wholly Owned Domestic Resorts and MGM China. Its casino resorts offer gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment, retail, and other resort amenities. Its casino operations include various slots, table games, and race and sports book wagering. The company operates 12 wholly owned resorts in the United States; and MGM Macau resort and casino in China, as well as develops an integrated casino, hotel, and entertainment resort on the Cotai Strip, Macau. The company also owns and operates Shadow Creek golf course, Primm Valley Golf Club, and Fallen Oak golf course. The company serves premium gaming customers; leisure and wholesale travel customers; business travelers; and group customers, including conventions, trade associations, and small meetings. The company was formerly known as MGM MIRAGE and changed its name to MGM Resorts International in June 2010. MGM Resorts International was founded in 1986 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) shares were up in last trading by 0.92% to $62.37. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 4.54% over the past week and fell -1.26% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.1% above its 50 day moving average and 7.81% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.99% decrease in value from its one year high of $65.46. The RSI indicator value of 57.97, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Merck & Co., Inc. provides healthcare solutions worldwide. The company offers therapeutic and preventive agents to treat cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes, asthma, nasal allergy symptoms, allergic rhinitis, chronic hepatitis C virus, HIV-1 infection, fungal infections, intra-abdominal infections, hypertension, arthritis and pain, inflammatory, osteoporosis, male pattern hair loss, and fertility diseases. It also offers neuromuscular blocking agents; anti-bacterial products; cholesterol modifying medicines; non-sedating antihistamine; and vaginal contraceptive products. In addition, the company offers products to prevent chemotherapy-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting; treat brain tumors; treat melanoma and metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer; prevent diseases caused by human papillomavirus; and vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, chickenpox, shingles, rotavirus gastroenteritis, and pneumococcal diseases. Further, it offers antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs to treat infectious and respiratory diseases, fertility disorders, and pneumonia in cattle, horses, and swine; vaccines for poultry; parasiticide for sea lice in salmon; and antibiotics and vaccines for fishes. Additionally, the company offers companion animal products, such as ointments for otitis; diabetes mellitus treatment for dogs and cats; anthelmintic products; chewable tablets to treat fleas and ticks in dogs; and products for protection against bites from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and sandflies. It serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and entities, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, distributors, animal producers, and managed health care providers. The company has a collaboration agreement with Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc; and a research agreement with Proteros Biostructures to develop small molecule compounds for the treatment of various cancers. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey.