Stocks In Action: E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC), Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (SRC), PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG)

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) opening the day at $36.45. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.59% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.36% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $36.24 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -3.08% below its 52 week high of $37.39 and 84.8% above its 12-month low of $19.61. The shares are up by over 27.52% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 55.32 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation, a financial services company, provides brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the E*TRADE Financial brand name. It operates through two segments, Trading and Investing, and Balance Sheet Management. The Trading and Investing segment offers retail brokerage products and services, investor-focused banking products, and corporate services. The Balance Sheet Management segment manages asset allocation; loans previously originated by the company or purchased from third parties; deposits and customer payables; and credit, liquidity, and interest rate risk. The company provides its services to customers through digital platforms; and a network of customer service representatives and financial consultants through phone, email, and online at two branches, as well as in person through 30 branches across the United States. E*TRADE Financial Corporation was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (SRC) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -2.34% or $-0.26 to close the day at $10.84 on light trading volume of 3.39M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.89M. The Dallas Texas 75201 based company has been outperforming the reit – diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 26.55%, compared to the industry which has advanced 30.78% over the same period. With RSI of 51.41, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $12.79, making it a hold for now.

Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. is a publicly traded real estate investment trust. The firm primarily acquires across the United States single tenant operationally essential real estate, which refers to generally free-standing, commercial real estate facilities where tenants conduct retail, service or distribution activities that are essential to the generation of their sales and profits. The firm was formerly known as Spirit Finance Corp. Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. was formed on August 14, 2003 and is domiciled in the United States.

PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG) gained $0.81 to close the day at a new closing price of $97.5, a 0.84% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 12.07% above its 52 week low of $88.37. A total of 3.38M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.74M. The stock, which fluctuated between $96 and $98.98 during the day, currently situated -15.68% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 1.65% in the past one month and up by 5.5% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $110.2 and RSI of 56.76, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

PPG Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes coatings, specialty materials, and glass products. It operates in three segments: Performance Coatings, Industrial Coatings, and Glass. The Performance Coatings segment provides coatings products for automotive and commercial transport/fleet repair and refurbishing; light industrial and specialty coatings for signs; coatings, sealants, and transparencies for commercial, military, regional jet and general aviation aircraft, and transparent armor for specialty applications; and chemical management services. This segment also offers protective and marine coatings and finishes for the protection of metals and structures to metal fabricators and heavy duty maintenance contractors, as well as to the manufacturers of ships, bridges, and rail cars; architectural coatings used by painting and maintenance contractors, and consumers for decoration and maintenance of residential and commercial building structures; and purchased sundries to painting contractors and consumers. The Industrial Coatings segment provides adhesives and sealants for the automotive industry; metal pretreatments and related chemicals for industrial and automotive applications; precipitated silicas for tire, battery separator, and other markets; substrates used in radio frequency identification tags and labels, e-passports, drivers’ licenses, and identification cards; organic light emitting diode materials for use in displays and lighting; optical lens materials and photochromic dyes for optical lenses and color-change products. The Glass segment produces flat and fiber glass for use in commercial and residential construction, wind energy, energy infrastructure, transportation, and electronics industries. The company was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC), Opko Health, Inc. (OPK)

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM) had a light trading with around 2.94M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.93M. The stock traded between $30.74 and $31.21 before closing at the price of $31.21 with 0.74% change on the day. The Austin Texas 78703 based company is currently trading 13.85% above its 52 week low of $27.67 and -11.08% below its 52 week high of $35.58. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 54.01 and $29.94 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. operates natural and organic foods supermarkets. Its stores offers produce, packaged goods, bulk, frozen, dairy, meat, bakery, prepared foods, coffee, tea, beer, wine, cheese, nutritional supplements, vitamins, body care, pet foods, and household goods. As of November 2, 2016, the company operated 464 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.68% or $0.6 to close the day at $36.37 on light trading volume of 2.93M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.15M. The New York New York 10020 based company has been outperforming the investment brokerage – national group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 46.59%, compared to the industry which has advanced 48.35% over the same period. With RSI of 57.54, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $39.59, making it a hold for now.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation, a financial services company, provides brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the E*TRADE Financial brand name. It operates through two segments, Trading and Investing, and Balance Sheet Management. The Trading and Investing segment offers retail brokerage products and services, investor-focused banking products, and corporate services. The Balance Sheet Management segment manages asset allocation; loans previously originated by the company or purchased from third parties; deposits and customer payables; and credit, liquidity, and interest rate risk. The company provides its services to customers through digital platforms; and a network of customer service representatives and financial consultants through phone, email, and online at two branches, as well as in person through 30 branches across the United States. E*TRADE Financial Corporation was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Opko Health, Inc. (OPK) shares were up in last trading by 0.56% to $8.98. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -4.16% over the past week and fell -24.54% in the past month. It is currently trading -13.82% below its 50 day moving average and -11.11% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -26.09% decrease in value from its one year high of $12.15. The RSI indicator value of 33.32, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

OPKO Health, Inc., a biopharmaceutical and diagnostics company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel and proprietary technologies in the United States, Ireland, Chile, Spain, Israel, and Mexico. Its diagnostics business operates Bio-Reference Laboratories, a clinical laboratory that offers comprehensive laboratory testing services in the detection, diagnosis, evaluation, monitoring, and treatment of diseases, including esoteric testing, molecular diagnostics, anatomical pathology, genetics, women’s health, and correctional healthcare to physician offices, clinics, hospitals, employers, and governmental units. The Bio-Reference Laboratories also provides core genetic testing and leverages products, such as the 4Kscore prostate cancer test and the Claros 1 in-office immunoassay platform. The company’s pharmaceutical segment features Rayaldee, a treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism in stage 3-4 chronic kidney disease patients with vitamin D deficiency and VARUBI for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Its biologics business engages in developing and commercializing hGH-CTP, a recombinant human growth hormone product under development for the treatment of growth hormone deficiency, and developing Factor VIIa drug for hemophilia using the carboxl terminal peptide technology. The company was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

 

Stocks Buzz: GigPeak, Inc. (GIG), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC), Aetna Inc. (AET)

GigPeak, Inc. (GIG) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 2.69% or $0.07 to close the day at $2.67 on light trading volume of 2.78M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 451.26K. The San Jose California 95134 based company has been underperforming the semiconductor equipment & materials group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -5.65%, compared to the industry which has advanced 50.09% over the same period. With RSI of 60.15, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $3.55, making it a hold for now.

GigPeak, Inc. provides semiconductor ICs and software solutions for high-speed connectivity and video compression over the network and the cloud. The company designs, develops, and supplies analog, digital, and mixed signal components to enable high speed information streaming over the telecom networks, datacom infrastructure, and consumer electronics links. It offers a portfolio of modulator drivers and transimpedance amplifiers, and driver solutions to interface with the Lithium Niobate and Indium Phosphide optical modulators; optical, analog, and mixed signal solutions for high-speed data transmission products; wireless RF and MMIC products, including integrated broadband transceivers, transmitters, receivers, amplifiers, power detectors, and delay elements for microwave, millimeter- wave, and GNSS applications; and structured ASIC products to low geometry high end standard cells. The company’s industrial product line provides various digital and mixed-signal application specific integrated circuit solutions for industrial applications used in the military, avionics, medical, and communications markets. It markets and sells its products in Asia, North America, Europe, and internationally through direct sales force, distributors, and sales representatives. The company was formerly known as GigOptix, Inc. and changed its name to GigPeak, Inc. in April 2016. GigPeak, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) retreated with the stock falling -3.15% or $-1.16 to close at $35.77 on light trading volume of 2.78M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.15M. The New York New York 10020 based company operating under the Investment Brokerage – National industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 42.72% up for the period and up by 3.22% so far this year. With price target of $39.59 and a 82.38% rebound from 52-week low, E*TRADE Financial Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation, a financial services company, provides brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the E*TRADE Financial brand name. It operates through two segments, Trading and Investing, and Balance Sheet Management. The Trading and Investing segment offers retail brokerage products and services, investor-focused banking products, and corporate services. The Balance Sheet Management segment manages asset allocation; loans previously originated by the company or purchased from third parties; deposits and customer payables; and credit, liquidity, and interest rate risk. The company provides its services to customers through digital platforms; and a network of customer service representatives and financial consultants through phone, email, and online at two branches, as well as in person through 30 branches across the United States. E*TRADE Financial Corporation was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Aetna Inc. (AET) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.04% or $-1.27 to close the day at $121.04 on lower than average trading volume of 2.76M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.94M. The Hartford Connecticut 06156 based company has been outperforming the health care plans companies by 10.5027% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -2.2% YTD, versus the health care plans industry which is up 2.95% for the same period. The RSI of 37.95 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Aetna Inc. operates as a health care benefits company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Health Care, Group Insurance, and Large Case Pensions. The Health Care segment offers medical, pharmacy benefit management services, dental, behavioral health, and vision plans on an insured basis, as well as an employer-funded or administrative services contract basis. It also provides point-of-service, preferred provider organization, health maintenance organization, and indemnity benefit plans, as well as health savings accounts and consumer-directed health plans. In addition, this segment offers Medicare and Medicaid products and services, as well as other medical products, such as medical management and data analytics services, medical stop loss insurance, workers’ compensation administrative services, and products that provide access to its provider networks in select geographies. The Group Insurance segment offers life insurance products, including group term life insurance, voluntary spouse and dependent term life insurance, group universal life insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; disability insurance products; and long-term care insurance products, which provide the benefits to cover the cost of care in private home settings, adult day care, assisted living, or nursing facilities. The Large Case Pensions segment manages retirement products, including pension and annuity products primarily for tax-qualified pension plans. The company offers its products to employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups, and expatriates. Aetna Inc. has a collaboration agreement with Commonwealth Health to introduce a new health plan; and Regional Cancer Care Associates to create an oncology medical home. The company was founded in 1853 and is based in Hartford, Connecticut.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC), TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (TXMD)

Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ) grew with the stock adding 3.96% or $1.53 to close at $40.15 on active trading volume of 3.5M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.41M. The Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73105 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 134.01% up for the period and up by 5.57% so far this year. With price target of $55 and a 241.82% rebound from 52-week low, Williams Partners L.P. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Williams Partners L.P. operates as an energy infrastructure company. It operates through Central, Northeast G&P, Atlantic-Gulf, West, and NGL & Petchem Services segments. The Central segment provides gathering, treating, and compression services to producers in the Barnett shale region of north-central Texas, the Eagle Ford shale region of south Texas, the Haynesville shale region of northwest Louisiana, and the Mid-Continent region. The Northeast G&P segment engages in the natural gas gathering and processing, and NGL fractionation businesses in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, and Ohio. The Atlantic-Gulf segment engages in the interstate natural gas pipeline; and natural gas gathering and processing, and crude oil production handling and transportation activities in the Gulf Coast region. The West segment engages in the natural gas gathering, processing, and treating operations in New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming, as well as operates the interstate natural gas pipeline and the Northwest Pipeline. The NGL & Petchem Services segment engages in the operation of an olefins production facility in Geismar, Louisiana; a refinery grade propylene splitter, and various petrochemical and feedstock pipelines in the Gulf Coast region; an oil sands offgas processing plant near Fort McMurray, Alberta; an (natural gas liquids) NGL/olefin fractionation facility; and storage facilities and an NGL fractionator near Conway, Kansas, as well as NGL and natural gas marketing business. WPZ GP LLC serves as the general partner of the company. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Williams Partners L.P. operates as a subsidiary of Williams Companies, Inc.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) had a active trading with around 3.5M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.2M. The stock traded at the price of $36.93 with 0.38% change on the day. The New York New York 10020 based company is currently trading 88.32% above its 52 week low of $19.61 and -0.83% below its 52 week high of $37. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $38.03 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation, a financial services company, provides brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the E*TRADE Financial brand name. It operates through two segments, Trading and Investing, and Balance Sheet Management. The Trading and Investing segment offers retail brokerage products and services, investor-focused banking products, and corporate services. The Balance Sheet Management segment manages asset allocation; loans previously originated by the company or purchased from third parties; deposits and customer payables; and credit, liquidity, and interest rate risk. The company provides its services to customers through digital platforms; and a network of customer service representatives and financial consultants through phone, email, and online at two branches, as well as in person through 30 branches across the United States. E*TRADE Financial Corporation was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (TXMD) saw its value decrease by -4.01% as the stock dropped $-0.24 to finish the day at a closing price of $5.75. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $4.39-$9.29 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $5.65 to $6.21 during the day, are down by -14.31% in the past three months and down by -24.44% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.9% below its 20 day moving average and -5.95% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $19.93 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 43.82.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

TherapeuticsMD, Inc. operates as a women’s health care product company. The company manufactures and distributes prescription and over-the-counter product lines, including prenatal vitamins, iron supplements, and natural menopause relief products under the vitaMedMD brand, as well as generic formulations of its prescription prenatal vitamins products under the BocaGreenMD Prena1 name. Its pipeline of hormone therapy drug candidates include TX-001HR, a combination of estradiol and progesterone drug candidate under clinical trials for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms due to menopause; TX-002HR, a natural progesterone formulation for the treatment of secondary amenorrhea without the potentially allergenic component of peanut oil; and TX-004HR, an applicator-free vaginal estradiol softgel drug candidate for the treatment of vulvar and vaginal atrophy in post-menopausal women with vaginal linings that do not receive enough estrogen. The company markets its products primarily through a direct national sales force to health care providers in the OB/GYN market space, as well as directly through its Website. TherapeuticsMD, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: McDonald’s Corporation (MCD), General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC)

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.15% or $-0.18 to close the day at $120.25 on light trading volume of 3.11M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.25M. The Oak Brook Illinois 60523 based company has been outperforming the restaurants group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 6.23%, compared to the industry which has advanced 6.85% over the same period. With RSI of 48.86, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $127.88, making it a hold for now.

McDonald’s Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. The company’s restaurants offer various food products, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 36,525 restaurants, including 30,081 franchised restaurants comprising 21,147 franchised to conventional franchisees, 5,529 licensed to developmental licensees, and 3,405 licensed to foreign affiliates; and 6,444 company-operated restaurants. The company was founded in 1940 and is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.

General Growth Properties, Inc (GGP) fell -2% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.51 to finish the day at $25.04 with about 3.09M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.37M. The $22.18B market cap company, which fluctuated between $25.01 and $25.53 during the day, currently situated 4.81% above its 52 week low of $23.89 and -21.99% away from its one year high of $32.1. The RSI of 45.64 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in Chicago, Illinois.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) saw its value increase by 0.91% as the stock gained $0.33 to finish the day at a closing price of $36.79. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $19.61-$37 per share for the past year. The shares are up by 25.09% in the past three months and up by 49.86% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.19% above its 20 day moving average and 9.96% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $38.03 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 69.79. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation, a financial services company, provides brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the E*TRADE Financial brand name. It operates through two segments, Trading and Investing, and Balance Sheet Management. The Trading and Investing segment offers retail brokerage products and services, investor-focused banking products, and corporate services. The Balance Sheet Management segment manages asset allocation; loans previously originated by the company or purchased from third parties; deposits and customer payables; and credit, liquidity, and interest rate risk. The company provides its services to customers through digital platforms; and a network of customer service representatives and financial consultants through phone, email, and online at two branches, as well as in person through 30 branches across the United States. E*TRADE Financial Corporation was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Momentum Stocks: Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (ZAYO), The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC)

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (ZAYO) grew with the stock adding 1.22% or $0.37 to close at $30.75 on active trading volume of 4.56M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.23M. The Boulder Colorado 80301 based company operating under the Networking & Communication Devices industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 19.42% up for the period and down by -6.42% so far this year. With price target of $35.86 and a 56.97% rebound from 52-week low, Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides bandwidth infrastructure solutions for the communications industry in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company operates in five segments: Dark Fiber Solutions, Network Connectivity, Colocation and Cloud Infrastructure, Zayo Canada, and Other. The Dark Fiber Solutions segment provides dark fiber, and fiber-to-the-tower and small cell mobile infrastructure services for carriers and other communication service providers, Internet service providers, wireless service providers, media and content companies, large enterprises, and other companies. The Network Connectivity segment offers bandwidth infrastructure solutions comprising wavelength, Ethernet, Internet protocol, and SONET services through its metro, regional, and long-haul fiber networks for carriers, financial services companies, healthcare, government institutions, education institutions, and other enterprises. The Colocation and Cloud Infrastructure segment provides data center infrastructure solutions, including colocation, interconnection, cloud, hosting, and managed services to a range of enterprise, carrier, content, and cloud customers. The Zayo Canada segment offers dark fiber, network connectivity, cloud and colocation infrastructure, voice, unified communications, and managed security services for small and medium business customers. The Other segment provides network and technical resources to customers in designing, acquiring, and maintaining their networks. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK) had a light trading with around 4.53M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.16M. The stock traded between $47.64 and $48.44 before closing at the price of $48.17 with 0.17% change on the day. The New York New York 10286 based company is currently trading 51.6% above its 52 week low of $32.2 and -2.77% below its 52 week high of $49.54. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $51.56 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

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.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) saw its value decrease by -0.41% as the stock dropped $-0.15 to finish the day at a closing price of $36.56. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $19.61-$37 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $36.35 to $37 during the day, are up by 23.31% in the past three months and up by 54.98% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.84% above its 20 day moving average and 10.36% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $37.47 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 69.9.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation, a financial services company, provides brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the E*TRADE Financial brand name. It operates through two segments, Trading and Investing, and Balance Sheet Management. The Trading and Investing segment offers retail brokerage products and services, investor-focused banking products, and corporate services. The Balance Sheet Management segment manages asset allocation; loans previously originated by the company or purchased from third parties; deposits and customer payables; and credit, liquidity, and interest rate risk. The company provides its services to customers through digital platforms; and a network of customer service representatives and financial consultants through phone, email, and online at two branches, as well as in person through 30 branches across the United States. E*TRADE Financial Corporation was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC), The Walt Disney Company (DIS), Kate Spade & Company (KATE)

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) had a active trading with around 6.31M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.1M. The stock traded between $35.74 and $36.76 before closing at the price of $36.71 with 2.03% change on the day. The New York New York 10020 based company is currently trading 87.2% above its 52 week low of $19.61 and 1.16% above its 52 week high of $36.76. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 72.14 and $37.47 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation, a financial services company, provides brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the E*TRADE Financial brand name. It operates through two segments, Trading and Investing, and Balance Sheet Management. The Trading and Investing segment offers retail brokerage products and services, investor-focused banking products, and corporate services. The Balance Sheet Management segment manages asset allocation; loans previously originated by the company or purchased from third parties; deposits and customer payables; and credit, liquidity, and interest rate risk. The company provides its services to customers through digital platforms; and a network of customer service representatives and financial consultants through phone, email, and online at two branches, as well as in person through 30 branches across the United States. E*TRADE Financial Corporation was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.06% or $-0.06 to close the day at $107.38 on light trading volume of 6.29M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.11M. The Burbank California 91521 based company has been outperforming the entertainment – diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 8.6%, compared to the industry which has advanced 19.11% over the same period. With RSI of 76.53, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $107.85, making it a hold for now.

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company’s Media Networks segment operates cable programming services, including the ESPN, Disney channels, and Freeform networks; broadcast businesses, which include the ABC TV Network and eight owned television stations; radio businesses consisting of the ESPN Radio Network; and the Radio Disney network. It also produces and sells original live-action and animated television programming to first-run syndication and other television markets, as well as subscription video on demand services and in home entertainment formats, such as DVD, Blu-Ray, and iTunes. Its Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the Disneyland Resort in California. This segment also operates Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, Disney Vacation Club, Disney Cruise Line, and Adventures by Disney; and manages Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Shanghai Disney Resort, as well as licenses its intellectual property to a third party for the operations of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan. The company’s Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution in the theatrical, home entertainment, and television markets primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Touchstone banners. This segment also produces stage plays and musical recordings; licenses and produces live entertainment events; and provides visual and audio effects, and other post-production services. Its Consumer Products & Interactive Media segment licenses its trade names, characters, and visual and literary properties; develops and publishes games for mobile platforms; and sells its products through The Disney Store, DisneyStore.com, and MarvelStore.com, as well as directly to retailers. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.

Kate Spade & Company (KATE) shares were up in last trading by 0.66% to $18.26. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.24% over the past week and grew 19.42% in the past month. It is currently trading 13.78% above its 50 day moving average and -7.37% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -30.99% decrease in value from its one year high of $26.46. The RSI indicator value of 65.09, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Kate Spade & Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs and markets apparel and accessories. The company operates in three segments: KATE SPADE North America, KATE SPADE International, and Adelington Design Group. It offers briefcases, handbags, small leather goods, fashion accessories, jewelry, fragrances, and apparel for men, women, and children; and licensed products, including footwear, swimwear, watches, children’s wear, optics, tabletop products, legwear, electronics cases, furniture, bedding, and stationery. The company markets and sells its products under the AXCESS, KATE SPADE SATURDAY, JACK SPADE, MARVELLA, KATE SPADE, MONET, kate spade new York, and TRIFARI brand names. It also designs, develops, and supplies jewelry for the LIZ CLAIBORNE and MONET brands; licenses LIZ CLAIBORNE NEW YORK and LIZWEAR brands. The company sells its products through wholly-owned specialty retail and outlet stores, specialty retail and upscale department stores, and concession stores and upscale wholesale accounts; and a network of distributors, as well as e-commerce Websites. As of January 2, 2016, it had 104 specialty retail stores and 64 outlet stores in the United States; and 22 specialty retail stores and 13 outlet stores internationally, as well as 54 concessions. The company was formerly known as Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Kate Spade & Company in February 2014. Kate Spade & Company was founded in 1976 and is based in New York, New York.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC), Duke Energy Corporation (DUK), Akorn, Inc. (AKRX)

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) saw its value increase by 2.16% as the stock gained $0.76 to finish the day at a closing price of $35.98. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $19.61-$36.29 per share for the past year. The shares are up by 23.64% in the past three months and up by 59.42% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.48% above its 20 day moving average and 9.56% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $37.47 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 67.89.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation, a financial services company, provides brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the E*TRADE Financial brand name. It operates through two segments, Trading and Investing, and Balance Sheet Management. The Trading and Investing segment offers retail brokerage products and services, investor-focused banking products, and corporate services. The Balance Sheet Management segment manages asset allocation; loans previously originated by the company or purchased from third parties; deposits and customer payables; and credit, liquidity, and interest rate risk. The company provides its services to customers through digital platforms; and a network of customer service representatives and financial consultants through phone, email, and online at two branches, as well as in person through 30 branches across the United States. E*TRADE Financial Corporation was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) shares were down in last trading by -0.1% to $77.65. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.22% over the past week and grew 5.76% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.08% above its 50 day moving average and -1.03% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -10.5% decrease in value from its one year high of $87.75. The RSI indicator value of 55.83, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Regulated Utilities, International Energy, and Commercial Portfolio. The Regulated Utilities segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana; and transports and sells natural gas in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment owns approximately 50,000 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity; and uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity. It serves approximately 7.4 million retail electric customers in 6 states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States with a service area covering approximately 95,000 square miles; and approximately 525,000 retail natural gas customers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment is also involved in the wholesale of electricity to incorporated municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities. The International Energy segment operates and manages power generation facilities; and markets and sells electric power, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. This segment serves retail distributors, electric utilities, independent power producers, marketers, and industrial and commercial companies. The Commercial Portfolio segment acquires, builds, develops, and operates wind and solar renewable generation and energy transmission projects. Its portfolio includes nonregulated renewable energy, electric transmission, natural gas infrastructure, and energy storage businesses. This segment has 22 wind farms and 38 commercial solar farms with a capacity of 2,400 MW across 11 states. The company was formerly known as Duke Energy Holding Corp. and changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in April 2005. Duke Energy Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Akorn, Inc. (AKRX) opening the day at $22.15. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 7.28% so far this year. The stock was up close to 6.12% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $23.42 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -40.65% below its 52 week high of $38.73 and 33.3% above its 12-month low of $17.57. The shares are down by over -15.08% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 68.82 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Akorn, Inc., a specialty generic pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and markets generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals, as well as private-label over-the-counter (OTC) consumer health products and animal health pharmaceuticals in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Prescription Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Health. The Prescription Pharmaceuticals segment markets generic and branded ophthalmics, injectables, oral liquids, otics, topicals, inhalants, and nasal sprays. This segment’s generic products include Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution; Clobetasol Propionate Ointment; Dehydrated Alcohol Injection; Ephedrine Sulfate Injection; Hydralazine Hydrochloride Injection; Lidocaine Ointment; Methylene Blue Injection; Myorisan Soft Gelatin Capsules; Nembutal Sodium Solution; and Progesterone Capsules. The Consumer Health segment markets branded and private label animal health products, as well as OTC products for the treatment of dry eye under the TheraTears brand name. This segment also markets other OTC consumer health products, including Mag-Ox, a magnesium supplement, as well as the Diabetic Tussin line of cough and cold products. Akorn, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC), Danaher Corporation (DHR)

New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ) traded within a range of $15.58 to $15.94 after opening the day at $15.74. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.57% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.57% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $15.81 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -0.94% below its 52 week high of $16.43 and 99.48% above its 12-month low of $9.07. The shares are up by over 18.98% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 68.31 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

New Residential Investment Corp., a real estate investment trust, focuses on investing in and managing residential mortgage related assets in the United States. It operates through Servicing Related Assets, Residential Securities and Loans, and Other Investments segments. The company invests in excess mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) on residential mortgage loans; and in servicer advances, including the basic fee component of the related MSRs. It also acquires and manages a diversified portfolio of credit sensitive real estate securities, such as non-agency and agency residential mortgage backed securities; and acquires residential mortgage loans comprising performing, non-performing, re-performing, and reverse mortgage loans. In addition, the company has an interest in a portfolio of consumer loans, including unsecured and homeowner loans. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in New York, New York.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.65% or $0.57 to close the day at $35.22 on light trading volume of 2.85M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.1M. The New York New York 10020 based company has been outperforming the investment brokerage – national group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 22.38%, compared to the industry which has advanced 28.93% over the same period. With RSI of 62.37, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $37.47, making it a hold for now.

Danaher Corporation (DHR) gained $0.94 to close the day at a new closing price of $78.78, a 1.21% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 28.73% above its 52 week low of $61.6. A total of 2.84M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.33M. The stock, which fluctuated between $78.22 and $78.95 during the day, currently situated -4.37% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.45% in the past one month and up by 1.17% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $89.75 and RSI of 54.81, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and commercial products and services worldwide. Its Test & Measurement segment provides instruments products; services and products that help to convert concepts into finished products; professional tools; and wheel service equipment. The company’s Environmental segment provides instrumentation and disinfection systems; and solutions and services focused on fuel dispensing, remote fuel management, point-of-sale and payment system, environmental compliance, vehicle tracking, and fleet management. Its Life Sciences & Diagnostics segment offers chemistry systems, immunoassay systems, hematology and flow cytometry products, microbiology systems, and systems and workflow automations solutions. This segment also provides professional microscopes; mass spectrometers; bioanalytical measurement systems; workflow instruments and consumables; and filtration products, which are used to remove solid, liquid, and gaseous contaminants. The company’s Dental segment offers consumables, equipment, and services to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease and ailments of the teeth, gums, and supporting bone. The company’s Industrial Technologies segment provides equipment, consumables, and software for various printing, marking, coding, packaging, design, and color management applications; and a range of electromechanical and electronic motion control products. This segment also offers devices that sense, monitor and control operational or manufacturing variables; instruments, controls, and monitoring systems used in electric utilities and industrial facilities; engineered energetic materials components; and supplemental braking systems for commercial vehicles. The company was formerly known as Diversified Mortgage Investors, Inc. and changed its name to Danaher Corporation in 1984. Danaher Corporation was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Washington, the District of Columbia.

 

Stocks Roundup: E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC), Amgen Inc. (AMGN), First Republic Bank (FRC)

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) retreated with the stock falling -0.72% or $-0.25 to close at $34.59 on light trading volume of 1.66M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.21M. The New York New York 10020 based company operating under the Investment Brokerage – National industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 15.69% up for the period and up by 16.7% so far this year. With price target of $37.47 and a 76.39% rebound from 52-week low, E*TRADE Financial Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation, a financial services company, provides brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the E*TRADE Financial brand name. It operates through two segments, Trading and Investing, and Balance Sheet Management. The Trading and Investing segment offers retail brokerage products and services, investor-focused banking products, and corporate services. The Balance Sheet Management segment manages asset allocation; loans previously originated by the company or purchased from third parties; deposits and customer payables; and credit, liquidity, and interest rate risk. The company provides its services to customers through digital platforms; and a network of customer service representatives and financial consultants through phone, email, and online at two branches, as well as in person through 30 branches across the United States. E*TRADE Financial Corporation was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Amgen Inc. (AMGN) had a light trading with around 1.66M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.9M. The stock traded at the price of $147.78 with 0.07% change on the day. The Thousand Oaks California 91320 based company is currently trading 11.33% above its 52 week low of $133.64 and -15.87% below its 52 week high of $176.85. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $180 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Amgen Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers human therapeutics worldwide. It offers products for the treatment of illness in the areas of oncology/hematology, cardiovascular, inflammation, bone health, nephrology, and neuroscience. The company’s products include Neulasta, a pegylated protein to decrease the incidence of infection associated with chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia in cancer patients; NEUPOGEN, a recombinant-methionyl human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor for reducing the incidence of infection for patients with non-myeloid malignancies; and Enbrel to treat rheumatoid arthritis, plaque psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis. Its products also comprise EPOGEN to treat a lower-than-normal number of red blood cells caused by chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients on dialysis; Aranesp for treating anemia; XGEVA for the prevention of skeletal-related events; Prolia to treat postmenopausal women with osteoporosis; Repatha for the treatment of high cholesterol; and Sensipar/Mimpara products for use in the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in CKD patients on dialysis. The company’s other marketed products include Kyprolis, a proteasome inhibitor to treat patients with multiple myeloma and small-cell lung cancer; Nplate, a thrombopoietic compound; Vectibix, a human monoclonal antibody; and BLINCYTO for the treatment of patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It also develops various products that are in various clinical trials. The company serves pharmaceutical wholesale distributors; and physicians or their clinics, dialysis centers, hospitals, and pharmacies, as well as consumers. It has collaborative agreements with Xencor, Inc; UCB; Novartis AG; Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc; Advaxis, Inc.; Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.; Biocartis Group NV; and Nuevolution AB. Amgen Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California.

First Republic Bank (FRC) saw its value decrease by -0.42% as the stock dropped $-0.39 to finish the day at a closing price of $91.48. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $56.32-$92.35 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $90.82 to $92.35 during the day, are up by 19.26% in the past three months and up by 31.27% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.34% above its 20 day moving average and 11.11% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $93.15 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 68.84.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

First Republic Bank, together with its subsidiaries, provides private banking, private business banking, real estate lending, and wealth management services to clients in metropolitan areas of the United States. It operates through two segments, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management. The company offers deposit products, such as checking, money market checking, savings, and passbook deposits, as well as certificates of deposit. It also provides a range of lending products that comprise residential mortgage loans and lines of credit, multifamily loans, commercial real estate loans, residential construction loans, personal loans, business loans, and smaller loans and lines of credit to businesses and individuals. The company’s loans are secured by single family residences, multifamily buildings, and commercial real estate properties. In addition, it provides wealth management services, which include various investment strategies and products, trust and custody services, full service and online brokerage, financial and estate planning, and access to alternative investments, as well as investing, insurance, and foreign exchange services. As of December 31, 2015, the company offered its services through 73 offices, including 68 preferred banking licensed deposit-taking offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Portland, Boston, Palm Beach, Greenwich, and New York City; and 5 offices that provided lending, wealth management, and trust services. First Republic Bank was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.