Trader’s Buzzers: Xerox Corporation (XRX), ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Xerox Corporation (XRX) traded within a range of $6.93 to $7.04 after opening the day at $6.94. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 22.09% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.3% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $7.02 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -4.06% below its 52 week high of $11.39 and 29.81% above its 12-month low of $6.46. The shares are up by over 12.31% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 65.65 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Xerox Corporation provides business process and document management solutions worldwide. Its Services segment offers business process outsourcing services, such as customer care, transaction processing, finance and accounting, human resources, communication and marketing, and consulting and analytics services, as well as services in the areas of healthcare, transportation, financial services, retail, and telecommunications areas. This segment also provides document outsourcing services comprising managed print services, including workflow automation and centralized print services. The company’s Document Technology segment offers desktop monochrome and color printers, multifunction printers, copiers, digital printing presses, and light production devices; and production printing and publishing systems for the graphic communications marketplace and large enterprises. Its Other segment sells paper, wide-format systems, global imaging systems network integration solutions, and electronic presentation systems. The company sells its products and services directly to its customers; and through its sales force, as well as through a network of independent agents, dealers, value-added resellers, systems integrators, and the Web. Xerox Corporation was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.23% or $0.06 to close the day at $23.7 on active trading volume of 11.93M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.24M. The Cambridge Massachusetts 02139 based company has been outperforming the biotechnology group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 349.62%, compared to the industry which has advanced 3.8% over the same period. With RSI of 89.74, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $20.63, making it a hold for now.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an oncology company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of drugs for cancer patients in the United States and internationally. It offers Iclusig (ponatinib), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) for the treatment of adult patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the United States, the European Union, Australia, Switzerland, Israel, and Canada. The company also develops Brigatinib, an investigational inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase for the treatment of various patients with a form of non-small cell lung cancer; and AP32788, for treating non-small cell lung cancer and various other solid tumors. It markets and sells Iclusig through specialty pharmacy in the United States. The company has license agreements with Medinol Ltd. to develop and commercialize stents and other medical devices to deliver ridaforolimus. ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) dropped $-1.08 to close the day at a new closing price of $86.28, a -1.24% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 24.85% above its 52 week low of $72.61. A total of 11.79M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 10.78M. The stock, which fluctuated between $86.05 and $87.41 during the day, currently situated -8.13% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -5.07% in the past one month and up by 0.58% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $88.64 and RSI of 39.16, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

 

Investor’s Alert: WPX Energy, Inc. (WPX), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM), ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA)

WPX Energy, Inc. (WPX) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.84% or $0.39 to close the day at $14.11 on lower than average trading volume of 13.84M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.92M. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74172 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas companies by 13.4637% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -3.16% YTD, versus the independent oil & gas industry which is up 0.18% for the same period. The RSI of 48.23 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

WPX Energy, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, engages in the exploitation and development of unconventional properties in the United States. Its principal areas of operation include the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, the Williston Basin in North Dakota, and the San Juan Basin in New Mexico and Colorado. As of December 31, 2014, the company had proved reserves of 583 million barrels of oil equivalent. WPX Energy, Inc. was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) had a active trading with around 13.21M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.66M. The stock traded between $86.25 and $87.39 before closing at the price of $87.36 with 1.17% change on the day. The Irving Texas 75039 based company is currently trading 26.41% above its 52 week low of $71.55 and -6.98% below its 52 week high of $95.55. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 43.5 and $88.64 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA) opening the day at $23.67. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 90.03% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.21% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $23.64 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -0.71% below its 52 week high of $23.81 and 440.96% above its 12-month low of $4.37. The shares are up by over 112.21% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 89.41 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an oncology company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of drugs for cancer patients in the United States and internationally. It offers Iclusig (ponatinib), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) for the treatment of adult patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the United States, the European Union, Australia, Switzerland, Israel, and Canada. The company also develops Brigatinib, an investigational inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase for the treatment of various patients with a form of non-small cell lung cancer; and AP32788, for treating non-small cell lung cancer and various other solid tumors. It markets and sells Iclusig through specialty pharmacy in the United States. The company has license agreements with Medinol Ltd. to develop and commercialize stents and other medical devices to deliver ridaforolimus. ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

Stocks Alert: Uranium Resources, Inc. (URRE), Fitbit, Inc. (FIT), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Uranium Resources, Inc. (URRE) retreated with the stock falling -19.49% or $-0.61 to close at $2.52 on active trading volume of 8.49M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.92M. The Centennial Colorado 80112 based company operating under the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -48.78% down for the period and up by 83.94% so far this year. With price target of $3.25 and a 159.79% rebound from 52-week low, Uranium Resources, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Uranium Resources, Inc. explores for, develops, and produces uranium. The company has in-situ recovery (ISR) projects and two licensed processing facilities. It owns and operates the Temrezli ISR project in Central Turkey; and controls exploration properties under nine exploration and operating licenses covering approximately 32,000 acres with various exploration targets, including the Sefaatli project. The company also holds interest in approximately 190,000 acres of mineral holdings in the prolific Grants Mineral Belt of the State of New Mexico; and 14,000 acres in the South Texas uranium province. In addition, it holds an agreement to acquire certain placer mining claims in the Sal Rica lithium brine project that covers an area of approximately 9,800 acres located in the Pilot Valley region of northwestern Utah. Uranium Resources, Inc. was founded in 1977 and is based in Centennial, Colorado.

Fitbit, Inc. (FIT) dropped $-0.02 to close the day at a new closing price of $7.44, a -0.27% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 3.33% above its 52 week low of $7.2. A total of 8.42M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 11.42M. The stock, which fluctuated between $7.44 and $7.62 during the day, currently situated -63.67% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.75% in the past one month and down by -44.23% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $10.63 and RSI of 40.4, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Fitbit, Inc. provides wearable health and fitness tracking devices. It offers various products, including Fitbit Zip, an entry-level wireless tracker that allows users to track daily activity statistics, such as steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes; Fitbit One, a clippable wireless tracker, which tracks floors climbed and sleep, as well as daily steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes; Fitbit Flex, a wristband-style tracker that tracks steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, and sleep; and Fitbit Charge, an activity and sleep wristband, which tracks steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, floors climbed, and sleep. The company also provides Fitbit Alta, a customizable wristband that offers call, text, and calendar notifications when paired with the user’s phone and SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition; and Fitbit Charge HR, a wireless heart rate and activity wristband. In addition, it offers Fitbit Blaze, a smart fitness watch that provides multi-sport functionality, tracks outdoor cycling activity, and provides run cues; Fitbit Surge, a fitness watch that features a GPS watch, heart rate tracker, activity tracker, and smartwatch; Aria, a Wi-Fi connected scale that tracks weight, body fat percentage, and body mass index; and Fitbit accessories that include bands and frames for Fitbit Blaze, bands for Fitbit Alta, colored bands for Fitbit Flex, colored clips for Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip, device charging cables, wireless sync dongles, band clasps, sleep bands, and Fitbit apparel. The company offers its products through consumer electronics and specialty retailers, e-Commerce retailers, sporting goods and outdoors retailers, and wireless carriers; and corporate wellness channels, as well as directly worldwide. The company was formerly known as Healthy Metrics Research, Inc. and changed its name to Fitbit, Inc. in October 2007. Fitbit, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) shares were up in last trading by 0.01% to $86.35. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.43% over the past week and fell -6.73% in the past month. It is currently trading -1.54% below its 50 day moving average and -0.86% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -8.05% decrease in value from its one year high of $95.55. The RSI indicator value of 37.59, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

 

Momentum Stocks in Focus: Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.42% or $0.22 to close the day at $52.68 on light trading volume of 11.05M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 14.51M. The New York New York 10036 based company has been outperforming the telecom services – domestic group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 24.5%, compared to the industry which has advanced 24.17% over the same period. With RSI of 58.5, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $52.77, making it a hold for now.

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

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) retreated with the stock falling -0.88% or $-0.16 to close at $18.02 on active trading volume of 10.59M compared its three months average trading volume of 10.52M. The Bethesda Maryland 20817 based company operating under the REIT – Hotel/Motel industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 41.02% up for the period and down by -4.35% so far this year. With price target of $17.79 and a 55.97% rebound from 52-week low, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.54% or $-0.47 to close the day at $86.34 on lower than average trading volume of 10.39M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.69M. The Irving Texas 75039 based company has been outperforming the major integrated oil & gas companies by -0.1134% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -4.34% YTD, versus the major integrated oil & gas industry which is up 1.43% for the same period. The RSI of 37.09 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

 

Stocks Roundup: Citigroup Inc. (C), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM), Sprint Corporation (S)

Citigroup Inc. (C) grew with the stock adding 0.02% or $0.01 to close at $60.23 on light trading volume of 13.45M compared its three months average trading volume of 21.02M. The New York New York 10013 based company operating under the Money Center Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 29.75% up for the period and up by 1.35% so far this year. With price target of $62.88 and a 75.88% rebound from 52-week low, Citigroup Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Citigroup Inc., a diversified financial services holding company, provides various financial products and services for consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Citicorp and Citi Holdings. The Citicorp segment offers traditional banking services to retail customers through retail banking, commercial banking, Citi-branded cards, and Citi retail services. This segment also provides various banking, credit card lending, and investment services through a network of local branches, offices, and electronic delivery systems. In addition, it offers wholesale banking products and services to corporate, institutional, public sector, and high-net-worth clients. Further, this segment provides fixed income and equity sales and trading, foreign exchange, prime brokerage, derivative services, equity and fixed income research, corporate lending, investment banking and advisory services, private banking, cash management, trade finance, and securities services. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 2,994 branches in 24 countries. The Citi Holdings segment provides consumer loans; portfolio of securities, loans, and other assets; and retail alternative investment and other services. Citigroup Inc. was founded in 1812 and is based in New York, New York.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) had a active trading with around 13.25M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.56M. The stock traded between $85.91 and $87.31 before closing at the price of $85.93 with -1.28% change on the day. The Irving Texas 75039 based company is currently trading 24.34% above its 52 week low of $71.55 and -8.5% below its 52 week high of $95.55. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $88.36 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Sprint Corporation (S) saw its value increase by 0.69% as the stock gained $0.06 to finish the day at a closing price of $8.76. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $2.18-$9 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $8.6 to $8.77 during the day, are up by 30.16% in the past three months and up by 81.74% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.81% above its 20 day moving average and 12.56% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $7.28 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 61.76.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

Momentum Stocks: Citigroup Inc. (C), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM), The Gap, Inc. (GPS)

Citigroup Inc. (C) grew with the stock adding 0.35% or $0.21 to close at $60.55 on light trading volume of 16.77M compared its three months average trading volume of 21.04M. The New York New York 10013 based company operating under the Money Center Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 28.49% up for the period and up by 1.88% so far this year. With price target of $62.12 and a 76.81% rebound from 52-week low, Citigroup Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Citigroup Inc., a diversified financial services holding company, provides various financial products and services for consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Citicorp and Citi Holdings. The Citicorp segment offers traditional banking services to retail customers through retail banking, commercial banking, Citi-branded cards, and Citi retail services. This segment also provides various banking, credit card lending, and investment services through a network of local branches, offices, and electronic delivery systems. In addition, it offers wholesale banking products and services to corporate, institutional, public sector, and high-net-worth clients. Further, this segment provides fixed income and equity sales and trading, foreign exchange, prime brokerage, derivative services, equity and fixed income research, corporate lending, investment banking and advisory services, private banking, cash management, trade finance, and securities services. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 2,994 branches in 24 countries. The Citi Holdings segment provides consumer loans; portfolio of securities, loans, and other assets; and retail alternative investment and other services. Citigroup Inc. was founded in 1812 and is based in New York, New York.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) had a active trading with around 16.51M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.3M. The stock traded between $87.82 and $88.98 before closing at the price of $88.5 with -0.06% change on the day. The Irving Texas 75039 based company is currently trading 28.06% above its 52 week low of $71.55 and -5.76% below its 52 week high of $95.55. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $88.05 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) saw its value increase by 0.39% as the stock gained $0.09 to finish the day at a closing price of $23.34. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $17-$30.74 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $23.16 to $24.46 during the day, are up by 3.51% in the past three months and up by 4.96% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.67% below its 20 day moving average and -8.45% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $25.62 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 44.48.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

Stocks Alert: Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT), Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) grew with the stock adding 0.94% or $0.3 to close at $32.24 on active trading volume of 9.45M compared its three months average trading volume of 11.12M. The Santa Clara California 95054 based company operating under the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 77.25% up for the period and down by -0.09% so far this year. With price target of $35.28 and a 112.26% rebound from 52-week low, Applied Materials, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries worldwide. It operates through three segments: Semiconductor Systems, Applied Global Services, and Display and Adjacent Markets. The Semiconductor Systems segment develops, manufactures, and sells a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips or integrated circuits. It offers products and technologies for transistor and interconnect fabrication, including epitaxy, ion implantation, oxidation and nitridation, rapid thermal processing, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, chemical mechanical planarization, and electrochemical deposition; patterning, selective removal, and packaging products and systems that enable the transfer of patterns onto device structures; and metrology, inspection, and review systems for front- and back-end-of-line applications. The Applied Global Services segment provides integrated solutions to optimize equipment and fab performance and productivity, including spares, upgrades, services, remanufactured earlier generation equipment, and factory automation software for semiconductor, display, and other products. The Display and Adjacent Markets segment offers products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays, organic light-emitting diodes, and other display technologies for TVs, personal computers, tablets, smart phones, and other consumer-oriented devices, as well as equipment for flexible substrates. The company serves manufacturers of semiconductor wafers and chips, liquid crystal and other displays, and other electronic devices. Applied Materials, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) dropped $-0.02 to close the day at a new closing price of $60.13, a -0.03% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 29.4% above its 52 week low of $47.97. A total of 9.41M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 10.8M. The stock, which fluctuated between $60.04 and $60.79 during the day, currently situated -7.44% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.88% in the past one month and down by -2.99% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $67.28 and RSI of 51.43, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) shares were down in last trading by -1.1% to $89.89. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.95% over the past week and grew 3.27% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.88% above its 50 day moving average and 3.43% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.28% decrease in value from its one year high of $95.55. The RSI indicator value of 55.58, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

 

Stocks Alert: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM), Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) grew with the stock adding 0.7% or $0.63 to close at $90.89 on active trading volume of 10.2M compared its three months average trading volume of 10.15M. The Irving Texas 75039 based company operating under the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 21.48% up for the period and up by 0.7% so far this year. With price target of $88.05 and a 31.52% rebound from 52-week low, Exxon Mobil Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR) gained $0.12 to close the day at a new closing price of $3.8, a 3.26% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 341.86% above its 52 week low of $0.86. A total of 10.19M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 10.55M. The stock, which fluctuated between $3.63 and $3.89 during the day, currently situated -20.83% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.26% in the past one month and up by 15.5% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $3.21 and RSI of 58.62, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Denbury Resources Inc. operates as an independent oil and natural gas company in the United States. The company primarily focuses on enhanced oil recovery utilizing carbon dioxide. It holds properties located in Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama in the Gulf Coast region; and in Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming in the Rocky Mountain region. As of December 31, 2015, the company had 288.6 million barrels of oil equivalent of estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves. Denbury Resources Inc. was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) shares were down in last trading by -0.67% to $68.66. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.27% over the past week and fell -2.15% in the past month. It is currently trading -1.8% below its 50 day moving average and -1.69% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -8.03% decrease in value from its one year high of $75.19. The RSI indicator value of 38.64, lead us to believe that it is 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.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE)

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) fell -0.37% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.2 to finish the day at $53.44 with about 6.69M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 14.24M. The $217.73B market cap company, which fluctuated between $53.37 and $53.83 during the day, currently situated 25.99% above its 52 week low of $43.79 and -4.14% away from its one year high of $56.95. The RSI of 69.35 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) dropped $-0.45 to close the day at a new closing price of $90.3, a -0.5% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 30.66% above its 52 week low of $71.55. A total of 6.57M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 10.8M. The stock, which fluctuated between $90.26 and $91.11 during the day, currently situated -3.84% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.43% in the past one month and up by 4.83% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $88.05 and RSI of 59.29, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) had a active trading with around 6.53M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.43M. The stock traded between $23.29 and $23.82 before closing at the price of $23.3 with -1.85% change on the day. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company is currently trading 102.78% above its 52 week low of $11.62 and -5.76% below its 52 week high of $24.79. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 45.51 and $24.64 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company provides technology solutions to business and public sector enterprises. It operates through Enterprise Group, Software, Enterprise Services, and Financial Services segments. The Enterprise Group segment offers industry standard servers and mission-critical servers to address the array of its customers’ computing needs; converged storage solutions, including 3PAR StoreServ, StoreOnce, all-flash arrays, and software defined and StoreVirtual products; wireless local area network equipment, mobility and security software, switches, routers, and network management products; and support and technology consulting services. The Software segment offers software to capture, store, explore, analyze, protect, and share information and insights within and outside organizations; HP Vertica, an analytics database technology for machine, structured, and semi-structured data; and HP IDOL, an analytics tool for human information, as well as solutions for archiving, data protection, eDiscovery, information governance, and enterprise content management. This segment also provides application delivery management, enterprise security, and IT operations management software products. The Enterprise Services segment offers technology consulting, outsourcing, and support services in infrastructure, applications, and business process domains within traditional and strategic enterprise service (SES) offerings, which include analytics and data management, security, and cloud services. The Financial Services segment provides leasing, financing, IT consumption and utility programs, and asset management services. The company markets and sells its products through resellers, distribution partners, original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, systems integrators, and advisory firms. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

 

Traders Recap: Exelixis, Inc. (EXEL), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM), Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)

Exelixis, Inc. (EXEL) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 3.15% or $0.47 to close the day at $15.41 on lower than average trading volume of 4.27M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.84M. The South San Francisco California 94080 based company has been outperforming the biotechnology companies by 0.6486% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 173.23% YTD, versus the biotechnology industry which is up 10.45% for the same period. The RSI of 46.85 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Exelixis, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of new medicines with the potential to enhance care and outcomes for people with cancer. It focuses on advancing cabozantinib, an inhibitor of multiple tyrosine kinases, including MET, AXL, and VEGF receptors, which has shown clinical anti-tumor activity in approximately 20 forms of cancer and is the subject of a broad clinical development program. The company has received regulatory approval for two separate formulations of cabozantinib for the treatment of certain forms of kidney and thyroid cancer and marketed as CABOMETYX tablets in the United States and COMETRIQ capsules in the United States and European Union respectively. It also offers COTELLIC (cobimetinib), a selective inhibitor of MEK, in the United States and European Union; and is being evaluated for further potential indications by Roche and Genentech under collaboration with Exelixis. Exelixis, Inc. has collaboration and license agreements with Ipsen Pharma SAS, Genentech, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Sanofi, Merck, and Daiichi Sankyo Company Limited for the development and commercialization of various compounds and programs. The company was formerly known as Exelixis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and changed its name to Exelixis, Inc. in February 2000. Exelixis, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) had a active trading with around 4.27M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 11M. The stock traded between $90.52 and $90.96 before closing at the price of $90.71 with -0.18% change on the day. The Irving Texas 75039 based company is currently trading 31.26% above its 52 week low of $71.55 and -3.41% below its 52 week high of $95.55. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 60.49 and $88.05 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) opening the day at $71.01. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 27.38% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.52% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $70.65 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -0.77% below its 52 week high of $71.2 and 36.73% above its 12-month low of $52.34. The shares are up by over 7.8% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 65.57 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators; and advertising services on cable networks, as well as on other platforms, such as digital, radio, and print media. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo owned local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes live-action and animated filmed entertainment, principally under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, and Focus Features names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, as well as in Hollywood, California; Universal studios theme park in Osaka, Japan; Wet ‘n Wild, a water park in Orlando, Florida; and CityWalk, a dining, retail, and entertainment complex. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.