Stocks in the Spotlight: E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC), Quanta Services, Inc. (PWR), Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (CLDX)

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) had a light trading with around 2.13M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.89M. The stock traded between $29.38 and $29.92 before closing at the price of $29.41 with -0.51% change on the day. The New York New York 10020 based company is currently trading 49.97% above its 52 week low of $19.61 and -5.07% below its 52 week high of $30.98. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 68.48 and $30.8 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.

Quanta Services, Inc. (PWR) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.88% or $0.25 to close the day at $28.76 on active trading volume of 2.13M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.99M. The Houston Texas 77056 based company has been outperforming the general contractors group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 8.49%, compared to the industry which has dropped -1.11% over the same period. With RSI of 77.04, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $27.46, making it a hold for now.

Quanta Services, Inc. provides specialty contracting services to the electric power, and oil and gas industries in North America and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Electric Power Infrastructure Services and Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services. The company’s Electric Power Infrastructure Services segment provides network solutions comprising design, installation, upgrade, repair, and maintenance of electric power transmission and distribution infrastructure, and substation facilities. It also provides emergency restoration services, including the repair of infrastructure. In addition, this segment designs, installs, and maintains renewable energy generation facilities comprising solar, wind, and various types of natural gas generation facilities, as well as related switchyards and transmission infrastructure to transport power; and commercial and industrial wiring. Further, it installs traffic networks; cable and control systems for light rail lines; and ancillary telecommunication infrastructure services. The company’s Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services segment provides network solutions to customers involved in the development and transportation of natural gas, oil, and other pipeline products. Its services include the design, installation, repair, and maintenance of pipeline transmission and distribution systems, gathering systems, production systems, and compressor and pump stations, as well as related trenching, directional boring, and automatic welding services. This segment also provides pipeline protection; integrity testing; rehabilitation and replacement; fabrication of pipeline support systems, and related structures and facilities; and infrastructure services for the offshore and inland water energy markets. In addition, it designs, installs, and maintains fueling systems, as well as water and sewer infrastructure. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (CLDX) shares were up in last trading by 2.42% to $4.24. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 6% over the past week and grew 22.9% in the past month. It is currently trading 6.69% above its 50 day moving average and -23.71% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -77.23% decrease in value from its one year high of $18.62. The RSI indicator value of 57.11, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Celldex Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and commercializes novel therapeutics for human health care in the United States. The company’s lead drug candidates comprise Rintega (CDX-110), a therapeutic vaccine in Phase III clinical studies for the treatment of glioblastoma patients that express an epidermal growth factor receptor variant III, as well as in Phase II study for the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma; Glembatumumab vedotin (CDX-011), a targeted antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) in a randomized Phase IIb study for the treatment of triple negative breast cancer, as well as in Phase II study for the treatment of metastatic melanoma; and Varlilumab (CDX-1127), an immune modulating antibody is in Phase I study for the treatment of multiple solid tumors. It also has various earlier stage drug candidates in clinical development, including CDX-1401, a targeted immunotherapeutic aimed at antigen presenting cells for cancer indications; CDX-301, an immune cell mobilizing agent and dendritic cell growth factor; and CDX-014, a fully-human monoclonal ADC that targets T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain 1, a molecule, which is upregulated in various cancers comprising renal cell and ovarian carcinomas. It has research collaboration and license agreements with Medarex, Inc.; Rockefeller University; Duke University Brain Tumor Cancer Center; Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research; Alteris Therapeutics, Inc.; University of Southampton; Amgen Inc.; Amgen Fremont; and Seattle Genetics, Inc., as well as clinical trial collaboration with Roche Holding. The company is headquartered in Hampton, New Jersey.

 

3 Notable Runners: Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC), SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI)

Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.09% or $-0.28 to close the day at $25.3 on lower than average trading volume of 2.84M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.46M. The Winston-Salem North Carolina 27105 based company has been underperforming the textile – apparel clothing companies by -3.1904% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -12.95% YTD, versus the textile – apparel clothing industry which is up 0.07% for the same period. The RSI of 40.83 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Hanesbrands Inc., a consumer goods company, designs, manufactures, sources, and sells various basic apparels for men, women, and children in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Innerwear, Activewear, Direct to Consumer, and International. It sells bras, panties, shapewears, hosiery, men’s underwear, children’s underwear, and socks; and other activewear, such as T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, performance T-shirts and shorts, sports bras, and thermals, as well as licensed logo apparel in collegiate bookstores and other channels. The company licenses its Champion name for footwear and sports accessories. It provides its products primarily under the Maidenform, Bali, Playtex, Hanes, JMS/Just My Size, Lilyette, Wonderbra, Donna Karan, DKNY, Champion, Polo Ralph Lauren, L’eggs, Hanes Beefy-T, Gear for Sports, Duofold, DIM, Nur Die/Nur Der, Lovable, Shock Absorber, Abanderado, Zorba, Rinbros, Kendall, Sol y Oro, Fila, Bellinda, Edoo, and Track N Field brand names. The company markets its products through retailers, wholesalers, and third party embellishers, as well as directly to consumers. As of January 2, 2016, it operated 252 outlet stores in the United States; and Websites under the Hanes, One Hanes Place, JMS/Just My Size, Champion, and Maidenform names. The company also sells its products in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Canada, Australia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. Hanesbrands Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) had a light trading with around 2.83M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.92M. The stock traded between $29.28 and $29.69 before closing at the price of $29.56 with -0.3% change on the day. The New York New York 10020 based company is currently trading 50.74% above its 52 week low of $19.61 and -4.58% below its 52 week high of $30.98. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 71.55 and $30.8 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.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI) traded within a range of $45.18 to $46.01 after opening the day at $45.79. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 8.66% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.22% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $45.69 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -1.13% below its 52 week high of $46.21 and 49.82% above its 12-month low of $31.07. The shares are up by over 9.78% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 66.86 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. operates as the holding company for SunTrust Bank that provides various financial services for consumers, businesses, corporations, and institutions in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking, and Mortgage Banking. The Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management segment offers deposits, home equity lines and loans, credit lines, indirect auto loans, student loans, bank cards, and other lending products, as well as various services. This segment also provides wealth management products and professional services, including brokerage, professional investment management, and trust services; and family office solutions. The Wholesale Banking segment offers corporate and investment banking solutions, such as advisory, capital raising, and financial risk management, as well as lease financing solutions; cash management services, auto dealer financing, and corporate insurance premium financing solutions; and construction, mini-perm, and permanent real estate financing, as well as tailored financing and equity investment solutions. This segment also provides treasury and payment solutions, including operating various electronic and paper payment types, such as card, wire transfer, automated clearing house, check, and cash; and offers clients to manage their accounts online. The Mortgage Banking segment provides residential mortgage products in the secondary market. The company offers its products and services through a network of traditional and in-store branches, automated teller machines, Internet, mobile, and telephone banking channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 1,401 full-service banking offices located in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC), National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV), United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL)

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) saw its value increase by 2.46% as the stock gained $0.7 to finish the day at a closing price of $29.12. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $19.61-$30.98 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $28.63 to $29.36 during the day, are up by 26.28% in the past three months and up by 17.99% over the past six months. It is currently trading 5.84% above its 20 day moving average and 10.92% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $30.4 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 70.98.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.

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV) shares were down in last trading by -0.33% to $36.74. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 8.41% over the past week and grew 9.71% in the past month. It is currently trading 9.2% above its 50 day moving average and 14.78% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -11.18% decrease in value from its one year high of $42.62. The RSI indicator value of 64.71, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling, completion, and production operations; and provides oilfield services to the upstream oil and gas industry worldwide. It operates through four segments: Rig Systems, Rig Aftermarket, Wellbore Technologies, and Completion & Production Solutions. The Rig Systems segment offers land rigs; offshore drilling equipment packages; and drilling rig components. This segment provides substructures, derricks, and masts; cranes; pipe lifting, racking, rotating, and assembly systems; fluid transfer technologies, such as mud pumps; pressure control equipment; power transmission systems; and rig instrumentation and control systems. The Rig Aftermarket segment offers spare parts; and repair and rental services, as well as technical support, field and first well support, field engineering, and customer training services. The Wellbore Technologies segment designs, manufactures, rents, and sells various equipment and technologies. This segment also provides solids control and waste management equipment and services, drilling fluids, power generation equipment, drill and wired pipes, instruments, measuring and monitoring equipment, downhole and fishing tools, hole openers, and drill bits, as well as drilling optimization and automation, tubular inspection, repair and coating, and rope access inspection services. The Completion and Production Solutions segment offers pressure pumping trucks and pumps, blenders, sanders, hydration units, injection units, flowlines, manifolds, and wellheads; well intervention tools; offshore production comprising composite pipes, process equipment, floating production systems, and subsea production technologies; and onshore production, including surface transfer and progressive cavity pumps, reciprocating pumps, pressure vessels, and artificial lift systems. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) traded within a range of $51.38 to $52.93 after opening the day at $51.39. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -8.43% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.6% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $52.47 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -15.19% below its 52 week high of $61.87 and 40.26% above its 12-month low of $37.41. The shares are up by over 26.83% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 61.58 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

United Continental Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides air transportation services in North America, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company transports people and cargo through its mainline and regional operations. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 1,236 aircraft. United Continental Holdings, Inc. also sells fuel; and offers catering, ground handling, and maintenance services for third parties. The company was formerly known as UAL Corporation and changed its name to United Continental Holdings, Inc. in October 2010. United Continental Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Stocks Roundup: E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC), PPL Corporation (PPL), DR Horton Inc. (DHI)

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) grew with the stock adding 0.07% or $0.02 to close at $28.42 on active trading volume of 4.65M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.9M. 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 7.94% up for the period and down by -4.12% so far this year. With price target of $30.29 and a 44.93% 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.

PPL Corporation (PPL) had a active trading with around 4.65M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.46M. The stock traded between $34.72 and $35.05 before closing at the price of $34.82 with -0.83% change on the day. The Allentown Pennsylvania 18101 based company is currently trading 13.85% above its 52 week low of $32.18 and -11.83% below its 52 week high of $39.92. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $37.97 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

PPL Corporation, a utility company, delivers electricity and natural gas in the United States and the United Kingdom. It serves 322,000 natural gas and 403,000 electric customers in Louisville and adjacent areas in Kentucky; 543,000 customers in central, southeastern, and western Kentucky; and approximately 28,000 customers in 5 counties in southwestern Virginia, and fewer than 10 customers in Tennessee. The company also provides electric delivery services to approximately 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania; and operates 4 electricity distribution networks in the United Kingdom, as well as delivers natural gas to customers in Kentucky; generates electricity from power plants in Kentucky; and sells wholesale electricity to 11 municipalities in Kentucky. In addition, it provides finance for the operations of PPL and subsidiaries. PPL Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

DR Horton Inc. (DHI) saw its value decrease by -0.59% as the stock dropped $-0.18 to finish the day at a closing price of $30.14. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $22.97-$34.56 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $30.06 to $30.63 during the day, are down by -4.02% in the past three months and down by -0.34% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.72% below its 20 day moving average and -5.39% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $35.11 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 42.52.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 27 states and 79 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America’s Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Regent Homes, Crown Communities, and Pacific Ridge Homes. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes; and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes, and condominiums. It is also involved in the origination and sale of mortgages; and provision of title insurance policies, and examination and closing services. The company primarily serves title insurance agents, homebuyers, and homebuilding customers. D.R. Horton, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Las Vegas Sands (LVS), E*TRADE Financial (ETFC) American Electric Power (AEP)

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.75% or $0.21 to close the day at $28.1 on light trading volume of 2.24M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.99M. 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 11.2%, compared to the industry which has advanced 3.16% over the same period. With RSI of 62.38, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $30.29, 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.

American Electric Power Co., Inc. (AEP) retreated with the stock falling -1.3% or $-0.86 to close at $65.5 on light trading volume of 2.23M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.4M. The Columbus Ohio 43215 based company operating under the Electric Utilities industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 21.54% up for the period and up by 15.35% so far this year. With price target of $71.32 and a 26.11% rebound from 52-week low, American Electric Power Co., Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

American Electric Power Company, Inc., a public utility holding company, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers. The company generates electricity using coal and lignite, natural gas, nuclear, and hydroelectric and other energy sources. It also supplies and markets electric power at wholesale to other electric utility companies, rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, and other market participants. The company delivers electricity to approximately 5.4 million customers in 11 states. The company owns and leases approximately 4,838 railcars, 498 barges, 12 towboats, 8 harbor boats, and a coal handling terminal. American Electric Power Company, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.76% or $0.43 to close the day at $56.89 on lower than average trading volume of 2.22M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.07M. The Las Vegas Nevada 89109 based company has been outperforming the resorts & casinos companies by 35.4079% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 35.26% YTD, versus the resorts & casinos industry which is up 3.35% for the same period. The RSI of 64.18 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

 

Trader Alert: Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) (HOMB), Hologic Inc. (HOLX), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC)

Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) (HOMB) retreated with the stock falling -4.5% or $-1.02 to close at $21.65 on light trading volume of 2.64M compared its three months average trading volume of 475.97K. The Conway Arkansas 72032 based company operating under the Money Center Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 9.33% up for the period and up by 8.18% so far this year. With price target of $22.94 and a 29.42% rebound from 52-week low, Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Home BancShares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Centennial Bank that provides commercial and retail banking, and related financial services to businesses, real estate developers and investors, individuals, and municipalities. Its deposit products include checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company’s loan portfolio comprises non-farm/non-residential real estate, construction/land development, residential mortgage, consumer, and commercial and industrial loans. It also provides Internet banking, mobile banking, voice response information, cash management, overdraft protection, direct deposit, safe deposit boxes, the United States savings bonds, and automatic account transfer services. Further, the company writes policies for commercial and personal lines of business, including insurance for property, casualty, life, health, and employee benefits; and offers trust services focusing primarily on personal trusts, corporate trusts, and employee benefit trusts. As of December 31, 2015, it operated through 79 branches in Arkansas, 61 branches in Florida, 6 branches in Alabama, and a loan production office in New York City. Home BancShares, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Conway, Arkansas.

Hologic Inc. (HOLX) dropped $-0.33 to close the day at a new closing price of $38.45, a -0.85% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 20.76% above its 52 week low of $31.84. A total of 2.64M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.43M. The stock, which fluctuated between $38.31 and $39.3 during the day, currently situated -7.71% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.29% in the past one month and up by 12.72% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $43.13 and RSI of 55, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Hologic, Inc. develops, manufactures, and supplies diagnostics products, medical imaging systems, and surgical products for women in the United States, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Diagnostics, Breast Health, GYN Surgical, and Skeletal Health. The Diagnostics segment provides Aptima family of assays, target capture/nucleic acid extraction technology, transcription-mediated amplification technology, hybridization protection and dual kinetic assays, instrumentation, Invader chemistry platform, ThinPrep system, fetal fibronectin tests, Procleix family of assays for blood screening, and virology and infectious disease products. The Breast Health segment offers breast imaging and related products and accessories, including digital and film-based mammography systems; computer-aided detection (CAD) for mammography; invasive breast biopsy devices; breast biopsy site markers; breast biopsy guidance systems; and breast brachytherapy products. This segment also provides Dimensions platform, a mammography gantry for 2D and tomosynthesis image acquisition and display; C-View that provides a 2D image; Selenia digital mammography platform; and SecurView Workstations. The GYN Surgical segment offers NovaSure system to treat women suffering from abnormal uterine bleeding; and MyoSure system for the hysteroscopic removal of fibroids. The Skeletal Health segment provides discovery and horizon X-ray bone densitometers that assess the bone density of fracture sites; and mini C-arm imaging systems to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures on a patient’s extremities, such as the hand, wrist, knee, foot, and ankle. Hologic, Inc. sells its products through direct sales and service forces, and a network of independent distributors and sales representatives. The company has a strategic alliance with Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. Hologic, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) shares were down in last trading by -0.35% to $28.4. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.96% over the past week and grew 12.83% in the past month. It is currently trading 9.53% above its 50 day moving average and 11.67% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -8.33% decrease in value from its one year high of $30.98. The RSI indicator value of 68.22, 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 in the Spotlight: E*TRADE Financial (ETFC), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) had a light trading with around 5.87M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.42M. The stock traded between $44.41 and $45.12 before closing at the price of $44.51 with -0.36% change on the day. The Santa Monica California 90405 based company is currently trading 69.39% above its 52 week low of $26.49 and -0.85% below its 52 week high of $45.12. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 65.59 and $46.5 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. develops and publishes online, personal computer (PC), video game console, handheld, mobile, and tablet games. The company operates through two segments, Activision Publishing, Inc. and Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. The company develops, publishes, and sells interactive software products and content through retail channels or digital downloads; and downloadable content to a range of gamers. It also publishes subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing games; and strategy and role-playing games. In addition, the company maintains a proprietary online gaming service, Battle.net that facilitates the creation of user generated content, digital distribution, and online social connectivity in its games. Further, it engages in creating original film and television content; and provides warehousing, logistical, and sales distribution services to third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software, as well as manufacturers of interactive entertainment hardware products. The company serves retailers and distributors, including mass-market retailers, consumer electronics stores, discount warehouses, game specialty stores, and consumers through third-party distribution, licensing arrangements, and direct digital purchases in the United States, Canada, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China, and internationally. Activision Blizzard, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.11% or $0.08 to close the day at $72.27 on light trading volume of 5.87M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.49M. The Bentonville Arkansas 72716 based company has been outperforming the discount, variety stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 16.85%, compared to the industry which has advanced 10.78% over the same period. With RSI of 50.37, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $73.16, making it a hold for now.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. It operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam’s Club. The company operates discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, apparel stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and membership-only warehouse clubs; and retail Websites, such as walmart.com and samsclub.com. It offers grocery products, including meat, produce, natural and organics, deli and bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral and dry grocery, as well as consumables, such as health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods, and pet supplies; and health and wellness products, which include pharmacy, optical services, clinical services, over-the-counter drugs, and other medical products. The company also provides electronics, toys, cameras and supplies, photo processing services, cellular phones, cellular service plan contracts and prepaid service, movies, music, video games, and books; stationery, automotive, hardware and paint, and sporting goods, as well as fabrics, crafts, and seasonal merchandise; apparel for women, girls, men, boys, and infants, as well as shoes, jewelry, and accessories; and home furnishings, housewares and small appliances, bedding, home decor, outdoor living, and horticulture products. The company also provides fuel and financial services and related products, including money orders, prepaid cards, wire transfers, money transfers, check cashing, and bill payment. In addition, it offers brand name merchandise, including hardgoods, softgoods, and selected private-label items, such as Member’s Mark. As of June 20, 2016, it operated 11,527 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce Websites in 11 countries. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) shares were down in last trading by 0% to $28.5. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.64% over the past week and grew 13.05% in the past month. It is currently trading 10.26% above its 50 day moving average and 12.02% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -8.01% decrease in value from its one year high of $30.98. The RSI indicator value of 70.02, 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.

 

Stocks on Trader’s Radar: Foot Locker, Inc. (FL), Investors Bancorp Inc. (ISBC), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC)

Foot Locker, Inc. (FL) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.09% or $0.72 to close the day at $66.52 on light trading volume of 1.16M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.1M. The New York New York 10001 based company has been underperforming the textile – apparel footwear & accessories group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -7.42%, compared to the industry which has dropped -6.39% over the same period. With RSI of 59.73, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $75.21, making it a hold for now.

Foot Locker, Inc. operates as an athletic shoes and apparel retailer. The company operates in two segments, Athletic Stores and Direct-to-Customers. The Athletic Stores segment retails athletic footwear, apparel, accessories, and equipment under various formats, including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Footaction, and SIX:02, as well as Runners Point, and Sidestep. As of August 30, 2016, it operated approximately 3,400 stores in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The Direct-to-Customers segment sell athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, team licensed products, and private-label merchandise through Internet Websites, mobile sites, and catalogs. This segment operates sites for eastbay.com, final-score.com, eastbayteamsales.com, and sp24.com, as well as footlocker.com, ladyfootlocker.com, six02.com, kidsfootlocker.com, champssports.com, footaction.com, footlocker.ca, footlocker.eu, runnerspoint.com, and sidestep-shoes.com. The company also provides franchise licenses to operate its Foot Locker stores in the Middle East and the Republic of Korea; and Runners Point Germany. It operates 64 franchised stores. The company was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Investors Bancorp Inc. (ISBC) climbed 1.1% during last trading as the stock added $0.13 to finish the day at $11.98 with about 3.06M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.8M. The $3.73B market cap company, which fluctuated between $11.77 and $12 during the day, currently situated 12.87% above its 52 week low of $10.67 and -7.31% away from its one year high of $13.13. The RSI of 56.71 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, 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.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) saw its value increase by 1.1% as the stock gained $0.31 to finish the day at a closing price of $28.5. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $19.61-$30.98 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $28.05 to $28.65 during the day, are up by 12.87% in the past three months and up by 14.92% over the past six months. It is currently trading 6.95% above its 20 day moving average and 10.6% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $29.77 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 70.38. 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 on Trader’s Radar: Southern Company (SO), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL)

Southern Company (SO) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.55% or $-0.29 to close the day at $52.14 on light trading volume of 3.43M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.85M. The Atlanta Georgia 30308 based company has been outperforming the electric utilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 24.61%, compared to the industry which has advanced 19.96% over the same period. With RSI of 51.06, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $52.75, making it a hold for now.

The Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity through coal, nuclear, oil and gas, and hydro resources in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. The company also constructs, acquires, owns, and manages generation assets, including renewable energy projects. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 33 hydroelectric generating stations, 31 fossil fuel generating stations, 3 nuclear generating stations, 13 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, 16 solar facilities, 1 wind facility, 1 biomass facility, and 1 landfill gas facility. The company also provides digital wireless communications services with various communication options, including push to talk, cellular service, text messaging, wireless Internet access, and wireless data; and wholesale fiber optic solutions to telecommunication providers in the Southeast. The Southern Company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) fell -1.05% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.3 to finish the day at $28.19 with about 3.37M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.96M. The $7.77B market cap company, which fluctuated between $28.09 and $28.75 during the day, currently situated 43.75% above its 52 week low of $19.61 and -9.01% away from its one year high of $30.98. The RSI of 66.77 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, 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.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) saw its value increase by 4.47% as the stock gained $2.93 to finish the day at a closing price of $68.41. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $64.21-$103.4 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $66.01 to $68.75 during the day, are down by -10.53% in the past three months and down by -9.54% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.58% below its 20 day moving average and -2.87% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $94.56 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 47.95. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. operates as a cruise company. The company operates cruises under the Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises, CDF Croisières de France, and TUI Cruises brand names. The Royal Caribbean International brand provides cruise itineraries ranging from 2 to 24 nights with options for onboard dining, entertainment, and other onboard activities to various destinations. The Celebrity Cruises brand offers cruise itineraries ranging from 2 to 18 nights to various destinations; and operates onboard upscale ships that offer accommodations, fine dining, personalized services, and spa facilities. The Azamara Club Cruises brand offers cruise itineraries ranging from 3 to 20 nights that serve the up-market segment of the North American, the United Kingdom, and Australian markets. The Pullmantur brand provides cruise itineraries ranging from 2 to 15 nights with food and entertainment options for families and couples. The CDF Croisières de France brand offers seasonal itineraries to the Mediterranean, Europe, and Caribbean markets. The TUI Cruises brand provides onboard activities, services, shore excursions, and menu offerings for the German cruise market. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 44 ships with itineraries ranging from 2 to 24 nights on approximately 490 destinations worldwide. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) Umpqua Holdings Corporation (UMPQ) Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR)

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.28% or $0.36 to close the day at $28.49 on active trading volume of 3.14M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.97M. 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 9.32%, compared to the industry which has advanced 0.57% over the same period. With RSI of 71.89, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $29.77, 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.

Umpqua Holdings Corporation (UMPQ) grew with the stock adding 0.07% or $0.01 to close at $15.04 on active trading volume of 3.14M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.89M. The Portland Oregon 97258 based company operating under the Regional – Pacific Banks industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -2.28% down for the period and down by -3.4% so far this year. With price target of $16.25 and a 14.11% rebound from 52-week low, Umpqua Holdings Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Umpqua Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the commercial and retail banking, and retail brokerage businesses. It operates through Community Banking and Home Lending segments. The Community Banking segment provides loan and deposit products to business and retail customers. The Home Lending segment originates, sells, and services residential mortgage loans. It also offers various deposit products, such as non-interest bearing checking accounts, interest bearing checking and savings accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit; financial planning, trust, and investments services to high net worth individuals; and retail brokerage and investment advisory services. The company’s loan products include loans for business and commercial customers, including accounts receivable and inventory financing, multi-family loans, equipment loans, commercial equipment leases, international trade, real estate construction loans, permanent financing, small business administration program financing, and capital markets and treasury management services; loan products for small businesses; commercial and industrial loans; residential real estate loans for the construction, purchase, and refinancing of residential owner-occupied and rental properties; and consumer loans, such as secured and unsecured personal loans, home equity and personal lines of credit, and motor vehicle loans. In addition, it provides technology-based services, including remote deposit capture, online banking, bill pay and treasury, mobile banking, voice response banking, automatic payroll deposit programs, ATMs, product kiosks, and Website. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated commercial banking centers in 382 locations. Umpqua Holdings Corporation was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.25% or $0.28 to close the day at $22.75 on lower than average trading volume of 3.11M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.31M. The Sunnyvale California 94089 based company has been outperforming the networking & communication devices companies by -1.6934% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -16.52% YTD, versus the networking & communication devices industry which is up 12.91% for the same period. The RSI of 44.6 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Juniper Networks, Inc. designs, develops, and sells network products and services worldwide. It offers various routing products, including ACX series universal access routers to deploy new high-bandwidth services; MX series Ethernet routers that functions as a universal edge platform; M series edge routers; PTX series packet transport routers; T series routers; and NorthStar controllers. The company also provides various switching products comprising EX series Ethernet switches to address the access, aggregation, and core layer switching requirements of micro branch, branch office, and campus and data center environments; QFX series of core, spine, and top-of-rack data center switches; and OCX1100, an open networking switch. In addition, it offers security products, such as SRX series services gateways for the data centers; Branch SRX family that includes SRX300 Series and SRX1500, which provides integrated firewall capabilities; vSRX Virtual Firewall that delivers various features of physical firewalls; Spotlight Secure Threat Intelligence Platform, a threat intelligence platform that aggregates threat feeds from various sources; and Sky Advanced Threat Prevention, a cloud-based service for static and dynamic analysis. Further, the company offers Junos OS, a network operating system; Junos Space, a network management platform for creating network management applications that include network director, services activation director, security director, edge services director, service now, and service insight; and Contrail networking and cloud platform solutions. Additionally, it provides technical support and professional services, as well as education and training programs. The company sells its products through direct sales, distributors, value-added resellers, and original equipment manufacturer partners to end-users in the service provider and enterprise markets. Juniper Networks, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.