Trader’s Round Up: Halcon Resources Corporation (HK), Huntsman Corporation (HUN), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC)

Halcon Resources Corporation (HK) grew with the stock adding 1% or $0.09 to close at $9.09 on light trading volume of 1.57M compared its three months average trading volume of 751.18K. The Houston Texas 77002 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 583.46% up for the period and up by 621.43% so far this year. With price target of $12.67 and a 4445% rebound from 52-week low, Halcon Resources Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Halcón Resources Corporation, an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, production, exploration, and development of onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The company primarily holds interests the Bakken/Three Forks Formations comprising approximately 123,000 net acres of area in North Dakota; and East Texas Eagle Ford Formations covering approximately 92,000 acres of area in Brazos, Burleson, and Robertson counties. As of December 31, 2014, it had estimated proved reserves of approximately 146.8 million barrels of oil equivalent comprising 120.7 million barrels of crude oil, 13.0 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 78.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas. The company was formerly known as RAM Energy Resources, Inc. and changed its name to Halcón Resources Corporation in February 2012. Halcón Resources Corporation is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Huntsman Corporation (HUN) dropped $-0.18 to close the day at a new closing price of $19.3, a -0.92% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 167.36% above its 52 week low of $7.46. A total of 1.57M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.88M. The stock, which fluctuated between $19.27 and $19.74 during the day, currently situated -5.39% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.31% in the past one month and up by 21.62% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $20.4 and RSI of 49.56, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Huntsman Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells differentiated organic and inorganic chemical products worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials, Textile Effects, and Pigments and Additives. The Polyurethanes segment offers polyurethane chemicals, including methyl diphenyl diisocyanate, propylene oxide, polyols, propylene glycol, thermoplastic polyurethane, aniline, and methyl tertiary-butyl ether products, which are used to produce rigid and flexible foams, as well as coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers. The Performance Products segment provides amines, carbonates, surfactants, linear alkyl benzene, maleic anhydride, other performance chemicals, ethylene glycol, olefins, and technology licenses. The Advanced Materials segment offers basic liquid and solid epoxy resins; specialty resin compounds; cross-linking, matting, and curing agents; and epoxy, acrylic, and polyurethane-based formulations. The Textile Effects segment provides textile chemicals, dyes, and inks. The Pigments and Additives segment offers titanium dioxide, functional additives, color pigments, timber treatment, and water treatment chemicals. The company’s products are used in various applications, including adhesives, aerospace, automotive, construction products, personal care and hygiene, durable and non-durable consumer products, electronics, medical, packaging, paints and coatings, power generation, refining, synthetic fiber, textile chemicals, and dye industries. Huntsman Corporation was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) shares were down in last trading by -2.08% to $34.84. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.97% over the past week and grew 2.8% in the past month. It is currently trading 7.8% above its 50 day moving average and 27.14% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.33% decrease in value from its one year high of $36.04. The RSI indicator value of 57.06, lead us to believe that it is 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.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: FedEx Corporation (FDX), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC), Time Warner Inc. (TWX)

FedEx Corporation (FDX) traded within a range of $190.81 to $193.02 after opening the day at $191.48. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 29.9% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.51% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $191.86 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -4.82% below its 52 week high of $201.57 and 61.67% above its 12-month low of $119.71. The shares are up by over 9.64% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 50.78 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. The company’s FedEx Express segment provides various shipping services for the delivery of packages and freight; international trade services specializing in customs brokerage, and ocean and air freight forwarding services; assistance with the customs-trade partnership against terrorism program; and customs clearance services, as well as an information tool that allows customers to track and manage imports. This segment also publishes customs duty and tax information; and offers critical inventory logistics, transportation management, and temperature-controlled transportation services, as well as international express transportation, small-package ground delivery, and freight transportation services. Its FedEx Ground segment provides business and residential money-back guaranteed ground package delivery services; and consolidates and delivers low-weight and less time-sensitive business-to-consumer packages, as well as offers third-party logistics services. The company’s FedEx Freight segment offers less-than-truckload freight, and freight-shipping services. As of May 31, 2016, this segment operated approximately 65,000 vehicles and trailers from a network of approximately 370 service centers. Its FedEx Services segment provides sale, marketing, information technology, communication, customer, technical support, billing and collection, and other back-office support services; FedEx Mobile, a suite of solutions to track packages, create shipping labels, view account-specific rate quotes, and access drop-off location information; access to copying and digital printing through retail and Web-based platforms, signs and graphics, professional finishing, computer rentals, and ground shipping and time-definite express shipping services; and packing services, supplies, and boxes. The company was founded in 1971 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.52% or $0.53 to close the day at $35.43 on light trading volume of 1.67M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.24M. 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 19.25%, compared to the industry which has advanced 25.66% over the same period. With RSI of 64.69, 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.

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.

Time Warner Inc. (TWX) dropped $-0.05 to close the day at a new closing price of $96.41, a -0.05% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 77.29% above its 52 week low of $55.53. A total of 1.67M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.71M. The stock, which fluctuated between $95.86 and $96.52 during the day, currently situated -0.17% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.36% in the past one month and up by 27.24% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $102.45 and RSI of 70.87, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Time Warner Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Turner, Home Box Office, and Warner Bros. The Turner segment owns and operates a portfolio of cable television networks and related properties that offer entertainment, sports, kids, and news programming on television and digital platforms for consumers. It operates approximately 180 channels in 200 countries. The Turner segment’s networks and related properties include TNT, TBS, Adult Swim, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Turner Sports, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, CNN, and HLN; and digital media properties comprise bleacherreport.com, NBA.com, NBA Mobile, NCAA.com, PGA.com, tntdrama.com, TBS.com, adultswim.com, and cartoonnetwork.com. It also licenses original programming to subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) services and other over-the-top services, and its brands and characters for consumer products other business ventures. This segment serves cable system operators, satellite service distributors, telephone companies, and other distributors. The Home Box Office segment provides premium pay and basic tier television services comprising HBO and Cinemax; sells its original programming through physical and digital formats; and licenses home entertainment and content to international television networks and SVOD services. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had 49 million domestic subscribers. The Warner Bros. segment produces, distributes, and licenses television programming and feature films; distributes digital and physical home entertainment products; and produces and distributes videogames, as well as licenses consumer products and brands. The company was formerly known as AOL Time Warner, Inc. and changed its name to Time Warner Inc. in 2003. Time Warner Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC), Investors Bancorp, Inc. (ISBC)

Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU) retreated with the stock falling -0.59% or $-0.63 to close at $106.47 on light trading volume of 1.85M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.78M. The Newark New Jersey 07102 based company operating under the Life Insurance industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 35.44% up for the period and up by 35.57% so far this year. With price target of $105.79 and a 92.98% rebound from 52-week low, Prudential Financial, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Prudential Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services in the United States and internationally. It offers primarily life insurance, annuities, retirement-related, mutual funds, and investment management products and services. The company operates through U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management, U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance, and International Insurance divisions. The U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management division provides individual variable and fixed annuity products; and recordkeeping, plan administration, actuarial advisory, tailored participant education and communication, trustee, and institutional and retail investment services. It also offers brokerage services; guaranteed investment contracts, funding agreements, structured settlement annuities, and other group annuities; and investment management and advisory services to the public and private marketplace. The U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance division provides individual variable, term, and universal life insurance products to mass middle, mass affluent, and affluent markets; group life; long-term and short-term group disability; and group corporate, bank, and trust-owned life insurance products to institutional clients. It also sells accidental death and dismemberment, and other ancillary coverages; and offers plan administrative services. The International Insurance division provides individual life insurance, retirement, and related products. The company serves individual and institutional customers through third-party broker-dealers, independent financial planners, financial professionals, third-party financial advisors, brokers, benefits consultants, sales force, wire houses, banks, general agencies, producer groups, life planners, and life consultants. Prudential Financial, Inc. was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) dropped $-0.11 to close the day at a new closing price of $35.07, a -0.31% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 78.84% above its 52 week low of $19.61. A total of 1.85M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.35M. The stock, currently situated -2.69% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.79% in the past one month and up by 23.05% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $36.34 and RSI of 60.95, the stock still has upside potential, 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.

Investors Bancorp, Inc. (ISBC) shares were up in last trading by 0.5% to $13.99. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.16% over the past week and grew 1.16% in the past month. It is currently trading 7.31% above its 50 day moving average and 18.04% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.78% decrease in value from its one year high of $14.39. The RSI indicator value of 60.65, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Investors Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Investors Bank that provides community banking products and services to individuals and businesses in the United States. It offers deposit products, such as savings, checking, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company’s loan portfolio includes multi-family, commercial real estate, construction, commercial and industrial, residential mortgage, and consumer and other loans; consumer loans primarily comprising home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, and others; and mortgage loans secured by one-to four-family residential real estate. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 140 offices located in New Jersey and New York. The company was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC), Ocwen Financial Corporation (OCN)

New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ) grew with the stock adding 1.05% or $0.17 to close at $16.34 on active trading volume of 2.76M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.49M. The New York New York 10105 based company operating under the REIT – Residential industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 44.89% up for the period and up by 49.37% so far this year. With price target of $15.98 and a 100.26% rebound from 52-week low, New Residential Investment Corp. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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) gained $0.39 to close the day at a new closing price of $35.18, a 1.12% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 79.4% above its 52 week low of $19.61. A total of 2.76M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.36M. The stock, currently situated -2.39% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.29% in the past one month and up by 23.44% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $36.34 and RSI of 61.2, the stock still has upside potential, 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.

Ocwen Financial Corporation (OCN) shares were up in last trading by 4.07% to $5.63. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.81% over the past week and grew 11.26% in the past month. It is currently trading 21.2% above its 50 day moving average and 86.57% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -26.21% decrease in value from its one year high of $7.63. The RSI indicator value of 61.68, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Ocwen Financial Corporation, a financial services holding company, engages in servicing and origination of mortgage loans in the United States. Its Servicing segment provides residential and commercial mortgage loan servicing, special servicing, and asset management services to owners of mortgage loans and foreclosed real estate. This segment’s residential servicing portfolio includes conventional, government insured, and non-agency loans. The company’s Lending segment originates and purchases conventional and government-insured residential forward and reverse mortgage loans primarily through its correspondent lending arrangements, broker relationships, and directly with mortgage customers. Ocwen Financial Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida.

 

Traders Recap: Baxter International Inc. (BAX), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC), Rowan Companies plc (RDC)

Baxter International Inc. (BAX) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.18% or $-0.08 to close the day at $44.64 on lower than average trading volume of 2.18M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.23M. The Deerfield Illinois 60015 based company has been underperforming the medical instruments & supplies companies by -5.4933% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 18.37% YTD, versus the medical instruments & supplies industry which is up 11.83% for the same period. The RSI of 42.1 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Baxter International Inc. provides a portfolio of renal and hospital products. Its Renal segment provides products and services to treat end-stage renal disease, irreversible kidney failure, and acute kidney therapies. This segment offers a comprehensive portfolio to meet the needs of patients across the treatment continuum, including technologies and therapies for peritoneal dialysis, in-center hemodialysis (HD), home HD, continuous renal replacement therapy, and additional dialysis services. The Hospital Products segment manufactures intravenous (IV) solutions and administration sets, premixed drugs and drug-reconstitution systems, pre-filled vials and syringes for injectable drugs, IV nutrition products, infusion pumps, inhalation anesthetics, and biosurgery products. This segment also provides products and services related to pharmacy compounding, drug formulation, and packaging technologies. The company sells its products for use in hospitals, kidney dialysis centers, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, doctors’ offices, and by patients at home under physician supervision. Baxter International Inc. offers its products through direct sales force, independent distributors or sales agents, drug wholesalers, and specialty pharmacy or other alternate site providers in approximately 100 countries. It has a collaboration agreement with JW Holdings Corporation to co-develop and distribute parenteral nutritional products containing a novel formulation of omega 3 lipids; and agreement with Celerity Pharmaceutical, LLC to develop certain acute care generic injectable premix and oncolytic molecules. The company was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) had a light trading with around 2.17M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.38M. The stock traded at the price of $34.79 with 0.67% change on the day. The New York New York 10020 based company is currently trading 77.41% above its 52 week low of $19.61 and -3.47% below its 52 week high of $36.04. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 59.43 and $36.34 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold 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.

Rowan Companies plc (RDC) traded within a range of $19.57 to $20.03 after opening the day at $19.71. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 17.82% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.27% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $19.97 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -7.89% below its 52 week high of $21.68 and 87.16% above its 12-month low of $10.67. The shares are up by over 56.5% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 66.53 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Rowan Companies plc provides offshore oil and gas contract drilling services. It operates a fleet of 31 mobile offshore drilling units, including 27 self-elevating jack-up rigs and 4 ultra-deepwater drillships. The company operates in the United States Gulf of Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea, the Middle East, and Trinidad. Rowan Companies plc was founded in 1923 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Investor’s Watch List: The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL), Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC)

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) had a active trading with around 3.17M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.84M. The stock traded between $76.99 and $78.54 before closing at the price of $77.58 with -0.49% change on the day. The New York New York 10153 based company is currently trading 3.03% above its 52 week low of $75.29 and -19.54% below its 52 week high of $97.48. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 41.64 and $94.05 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The company offers a range of skin care products, such as moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products for face, eyes, lips, and nails, as well as related items, including compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. It also provides fragrance products in various forms comprising eau de parfum sprays and colognes, lotions, powders, creams, candles, and soaps; and hair care products, which include shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays, and hair color products, as well as sells ancillary products and services. The company offers its products under the brands of Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series, Origins, M·A·C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, Prescriptives, GoodSkin Labs, Ojon, and Osiao. In addition, it operates as a licensee for fragrances and/or cosmetics sold under the Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tory Burch, Dr. Andrew Weil, and AERIN brand names. The company sells its products through department stores, specialty multi-brand retailers, upscale perfumeries, pharmacies, and salons and spas; freestanding stores; e-commerce Websites; stores in airports and on cruise ships; in-flight and duty-free shops; and self-select outlets. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in New York, New York.

Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.2% or $0.78 to close the day at $65.83 on active trading volume of 3.16M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.12M. The Chandler Arizona 85224 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – broad line group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 43.61%, compared to the industry which has advanced 18.77% over the same period. With RSI of 59.76, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $69.87, making it a hold for now.

Microchip Technology Incorporated develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor products for various embedded control applications. The company offers microcontrollers, such as 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers under the PIC brand name; and microcontrollers for automotive networking, computing, lighting, power supplies, motor control, wired connectivity, and wireless connectivity. It also provides development tools that enable system designers to program PIC microcontrollers for specific applications; analog, interface, mixed signal, and timing products comprising power management, linear, mixed-signal, high-voltage, thermal management, RF, drivers, safety and security, USB, Ethernet, wireless, and other interface products; and memory products consisting of serial electrically erasable programmable read-only memory, serial flash memories, parallel flash memories, and serial SRAM memories for the production of very small footprint devices. In addition, the company licenses its SuperFlash embedded flash and Smartbits one time programmable NVM technologies to foundries, integrated device manufacturers, and design partners for use in the manufacture of microcontroller products, gate array, RF, and analog products that require embedded non-volatile memory, as well as provides engineering services. It serves automotive, communications, computing, consumer, office automation, telecommunication, aerospace, defense, safety, security, medical, and industrial control markets. The company sells its products through a network of direct sales personnel and distributors in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Microchip Technology Incorporated was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) shares were up in last trading by 1.03% to $35.28. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.45% over the past week and grew 5.13% in the past month. It is currently trading 12.52% above its 50 day moving average and 30.68% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.11% decrease in value from its one year high of $36.04. The RSI indicator value of 66.4, lead us to believe that it is 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.

 

Stocks To Track: CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP), Weyerhaeuser Co. (WY), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC)

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) fell -1.63% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.4 to finish the day at $24.18 with about 5.23M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.34M. The $10.41B market cap company, which fluctuated between $24.13 and $24.85 during the day, currently situated 55.73% above its 52 week low of $16.3 and -2.26% away from its one year high of $24.85. The RSI of 59.53 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The company’s Electric Transmission & Distribution segment offers electric transmission and distribution services to retail electric providers, municipalities, electric cooperatives, and other distribution companies. As of December 31, 2015, this segment owned 28,474 pole miles of overhead distribution lines and 3,723 circuit miles of overhead transmission lines; 23,120 circuit miles of underground distribution lines and 26 circuit miles of underground transmission lines; and 232 substations with a capacity of 58,674 megavolt amperes. Its Natural Gas Distribution segment sells regulated intrastate natural gas; provides natural gas transportation and storage services for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation customers; and offers unregulated services comprising residential appliance repair and maintenance services, as well as sells heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment. This segment owned approximately 74,000 linear miles of natural gas distribution mains. The company’s Energy Services segment provides physical natural gas supplies primarily to commercial and industrial customers, and electric and gas utilities; natural gas management services; and physical delivery services, as well as procures and optimizes transportation and storage assets. It owns and operates approximately 200 miles of intrastate pipelines; and leases transportation capacity on various interstate and intrastate pipelines, and storage. Its Midstream Investments segment provides gathering, processing, compression, treating, dehydration, and natural gas liquids fractionation for producer customers. This segment had approximately 12,400 miles of gathering pipelines, 7,900 miles of interstate pipelines, and approximately 2,300 miles of intrastate pipelines. The company was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Weyerhaeuser Co. (WY) dropped $-0.74 to close the day at a new closing price of $31.33, a -2.31% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 47.98% above its 52 week low of $22.06. A total of 5.22M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.77M. The stock, which fluctuated between $31.23 and $32.04 during the day, currently situated -5.86% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 5.45% in the past one month and up by 4.99% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $35.08 and RSI of 48.48, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) had a active trading with around 5.2M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.5M. The stock traded at the price of $34.92 with 0% change on the day. The New York New York 10020 based company is currently trading 78.07% above its 52 week low of $19.61 and -3.11% below its 52 week high of $36.04. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 64.23 and $35.41 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold 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.

 

3 Notable Runners: Heritage Oaks Bancorp (HEOP), Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC)

Heritage Oaks Bancorp (HEOP) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 6.26% or $0.68 to close the day at $11.54 on lower than average trading volume of 2.51M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 46.71K. The Paso Robles California 93446 based company has been outperforming the money center banks companies by 41.9675% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 44.07% YTD, versus the money center banks industry which is down -4.43% for the same period. The RSI of 77.01 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Heritage Oaks Bancorp operates as the holding company for Heritage Oaks Bank that provides banking products and services to small and medium sized businesses, and consumers in California. It offers various deposit products, including personal and business checking and savings accounts, time deposit accounts, individual retirement accounts, health savings accounts, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company also provides real estate secured loans comprising loans that are secured by commercial real estate, multi-family, farmland, and one-to-four family residential properties, as well as home equity lines of credit; construction and land loans; commercial and industrial, agriculture, and other commercial purpose loans; and installment loans, revolving credit plans, and credit card balances, as well as residential mortgages and other consumer loans. In addition, it offers online banking, mobile banking, wire transfers, safe deposit boxes, bank-by-mail, remote deposit capture, night depository, and other customary banking services, as well as cashier’s and travelers checks. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated two branch offices each in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo; and single branch offices in Atascadero, Templeton, Cambria, Morro Bay, Arroyo Grande, Santa Maria, Goleta, and Santa Barbara, as well as a single loan production office in Ventura/Oxnard. Heritage Oaks Bancorp was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Paso Robles, California.

Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) had a active trading with around 2.5M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.54M. The stock traded between $250.12 and $255.5 before closing at the price of $251.69 with -0.56% change on the day. The Bethesda Maryland 20817 based company is currently trading 29.12% above its 52 week low of $200.47 and -6.75% below its 52 week high of $269.9. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 41.44 and $277.12 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Lockheed Martin Corporation, a security and aerospace company, engages in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of technology systems, products, and services worldwide. Its Aeronautics segment offers combat and air mobility aircraft, unmanned air vehicles, and related technologies. The company’s Information Systems & Global Solutions segment provides technology systems and expertise, integrated information technology solutions, and management services; and supports customers in data analytics, data center operation, and air traffic management. This segment also provides network-enabled situational awareness; integrates complex global systems that help customers to gather, analyze, and distribute critical data; and technical and sustainment services. Its Missiles and Fire Control segment provides air and missile defense systems; tactical missiles and air-to-ground precision strike weapon systems; logistics; fire control systems; mission operations and engineering support, readiness, and integration services; manned and unmanned ground vehicles; and energy management solutions. The company’s Rotary and Mission Systems segment offers helicopters; and integrated air and missile defense, littoral warfare, undersea warfare, radar, electronic warfare, cyber solutions, C4ISR systems, and training and logistics systems. Its Space Systems provides satellites, strategic and defensive missile systems, and space transportation systems; and classified systems and services in the support of national security systems. The company serves civil, defense, intelligence, and other government customers. Lockheed Martin Corporation was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) opening the day at $35.11. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 17.81% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.03% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $34.92 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -3.11% below its 52 week high of $36.04 and 78.07% above its 12-month low of $19.61. The shares are up by over 28.19% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 63.79 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.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN), Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC)

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) grew with the stock adding 4.82% or $6.07 to close at $132.07 on active trading volume of 2.53M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.19M. The New Haven Connecticut 06510 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -29.61% down for the period and down by -30.76% so far this year. With price target of $171.67 and a 19.46% rebound from 52-week low, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes life-transforming therapeutic products. The company offers Soliris (eculizumab), a monoclonal antibody for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), a genetic blood disorder; and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), a genetic disease. It provides Strensiq (asfotase alfa), a targeted enzyme replacement therapy for patients with hypophosphatasia (HPP); and Kanuma (sebelipase alfa) for the treatment of patients with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency. The company also conducts Phase IV clinical trials on Soliris for the treatment of PNH registry; Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of myasthenia gravis, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, and delayed kidney transplant graft function; and Phase II clinical trials for antibody mediated rejection in presensitized renal transplant patients. It develops cPMP (ALXN 1101) that is in Phase II/III trial for treating metabolic disorders; and ALXN 1007, a novel humanized antibody in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of anti-phospholipid syndrome and graft versus host disease. The company serves distributors, pharmacies, hospitals, hospital buying groups, and other health care providers, as well as governments and government agencies in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has agreements with X-Chem Pharmaceuticals (X-Chem) to identify novel drug candidates from X-Chem’s proprietary drug discovery engine; Moderna Therapeutics, Inc. (Moderna) that provides the option to purchase drug products for clinical development commercialization of Moderna’s messenger RNA therapeutics to treat rare diseases; and Ensemble Therapeutics Corporation for the identification, development, and commercialization of therapeutic candidates based on specific drug targets. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut.

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) had a active trading with around 2.51M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.63M. The stock traded at the price of $28.24 with -1.47% change on the day. The Silver Spring Maryland 20910 based company is currently trading 25.9% above its 52 week low of $22.43 and -2.28% below its 52 week high of $28.91. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $27.67 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

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

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) saw its value increase by 0.56% as the stock gained $0.2 to finish the day at a closing price of $35.64. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $19.61-$36.04 per share for the past year. The shares are up by 31.03% in the past three months and up by 39.93% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.25% above its 20 day moving average and 15.49% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $35.41 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 72.92.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

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 Trending Alert: Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC), CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF)

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM) saw its value increase by 2.16% as the stock gained $0.67 to finish the day at a closing price of $31.7. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $27.67-$35.58 per share for the past year. The shares are up by 11.37% in the past three months and down by -6.76% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.7% above its 20 day moving average and 7.63% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $29.89 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 65.25.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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) shares were down in last trading by -0.17% to $35.44. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.4% over the past week and grew 23.7% in the past month. It is currently trading 15.37% above its 50 day moving average and 32.63% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.14% decrease in value from its one year high of $36.04. The RSI indicator value of 71.76, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

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.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) traded within a range of $29.72 to $30.75 after opening the day at $29.92. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -22.09% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.19% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $30.37 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -28.71% below its 52 week high of $44.6 and 49.98% above its 12-month low of $20.77. The shares are up by over 22.87% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 67.32 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizers and other nitrogen products worldwide. The company operates through Ammonia, Granular Urea, UAN, AN, Other, and Phosphate segments. Its primary nitrogen fertilizer products include ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate, and ammonium nitrate. The company also provides diesel exhaust fluid, urea liquor, nitric acid, and aqua ammonia as well as compound fertilizer product, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilizer. It offers products primarily to cooperatives, independent fertilizer distributors, farmers, and industrial users. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.