Momentum Stocks: Heat Biologics, Inc. (HTBX), Facebook, Inc. (FB), J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP)

Heat Biologics, Inc. (HTBX) grew with the stock adding 29.72% or $0.74 to close at $3.23 on active trading volume of 18.76M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.12M. The Durham North Carolina 27713 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 7.31% up for the period and up by 32.38% so far this year. With price target of $4.88 and a 707.5% rebound from 52-week low, Heat Biologics, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Heat Biologics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of novel allogeneic off-the-shelf cellular therapeutic vaccines for a range of cancers and infectious diseases in the United States. The company develops its products based on T cell-stimulating platform technologies, including immune pan-antigen cytotoxic therapy, a platform technology designed to educate and stimulate the immune system against specific disease targets, such as cancer cells; and combination pan-antigen cytotoxic therapy, a platform technology that combines a pan-antigen T cell activating vaccine and a T cell co-stimulator in a single product. Its product candidates include viagenpumatucel-L (HS-110) that is in Phase 2 clinical trials for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; and vesigenurtacel-L (HS-410), which is in Phase 1b clinical trials for the treatment of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Durham, North Carolina.

Facebook, Inc. (FB) had a light trading with around 18.08M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 20.77M. The stock traded between $119.82 and $121.69 before closing at the price of $120.41 with 0.02% change on the day. The Menlo Park California 94025 based company is currently trading 34.73% above its 52 week low of $89.37 and -9.81% below its 52 week high of $133.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $156.05 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Facebook, Inc. operates as a mobile application and Website that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate each other on mobile devices and personal computers worldwide. Its solutions also include Instagram, a mobile application that enables people to take photos or videos, customize them with filter effects, and share them with friends and followers in a photo feed or send them directly to friends; Messenger, a messaging application for mobile and Web on various platforms and devices, which enable people to reach others instantly, as well as enable businesses to engage with customers; and WhatsApp Messenger, a mobile messaging application. The company also develops Oculus virtual reality technology and content platform, which allow people to enter an immersive and interactive environment to play games, consume content, and connect with others. As of December 31, 2015, it had 1.04 billion daily active users (DAUs) and 934 million DAUs who accessed Facebook from a mobile device. The company has a partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry to augment the Millennium Alliance initiative, as well as support and expand the development of the social enterprise sector in India. Facebook, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) saw its value decrease by -4.96% as the stock dropped $-0.48 to finish the day at a closing price of $9.2. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $6-$11.99 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $9.15 to $9.7 during the day, are down by -6.22% in the past three months and up by 18.1% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.12% above its 20 day moving average and 1.7% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $11.79 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 51.81.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

 

Momentum Stocks: HP Inc. (HPQ), Facebook, Inc. (FB), Eli Lilly and Company (LLY)

HP Inc. (HPQ) grew with the stock adding 2.08% or $0.31 to close at $15.18 on active trading volume of 8.88M compared its three months average trading volume of 12.72M. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company operating under the Diversified Computer Systems industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 24.91% up for the period and up by 32.01% so far this year. With price target of $16.27 and a 75.42% rebound from 52-week low, HP Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

HP Inc. provides products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), as well as to the government, health, and education sectors worldwide. It operates through Personal Systems and Printing segments. The Personal Systems segment offers commercial personal computers (PCs), consumer PCs, workstations, thin client PCs, tablets, retail point-of-sale systems, calculators and other related accessories, software, support, and services for the commercial and consumer markets. The Printing segment provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, media, scanning device, and software and services; and laserjet and enterprise, inkjet and printing, graphics, and software and web services. The company was formerly known as Hewlett-Packard Company and changed its name to HP Inc. in October 2015. HP Inc. was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Facebook, Inc. (FB) had a active trading with around 8.66M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 20.67M. The stock traded between $120.07 and $121.14 before closing at the price of $120.35 with -0.41% change on the day. The Menlo Park California 94025 based company is currently trading 34.66% above its 52 week low of $89.37 and -9.85% below its 52 week high of $133.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $156.05 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Facebook, Inc. operates as a mobile application and Website that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate each other on mobile devices and personal computers worldwide. Its solutions also include Instagram, a mobile application that enables people to take photos or videos, customize them with filter effects, and share them with friends and followers in a photo feed or send them directly to friends; Messenger, a messaging application for mobile and Web on various platforms and devices, which enable people to reach others instantly, as well as enable businesses to engage with customers; and WhatsApp Messenger, a mobile messaging application. The company also develops Oculus virtual reality technology and content platform, which allow people to enter an immersive and interactive environment to play games, consume content, and connect with others. As of December 31, 2015, it had 1.04 billion daily active users (DAUs) and 934 million DAUs who accessed Facebook from a mobile device. The company has a partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry to augment the Millennium Alliance initiative, as well as support and expand the development of the social enterprise sector in India. Facebook, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) saw its value increase by 1.65% as the stock gained $1.12 to finish the day at a closing price of $69.12. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $64.18-$88.16 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $67.78 to $69.14 during the day, are down by -11.08% in the past three months and down by -6.63% over the past six months. It is currently trading -7.75% below its 20 day moving average and -10.95% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $97.05 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 30.2.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Eli Lilly and Company discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceutical products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Human Pharmaceutical Products and Animal Health Products. The company offers endocrinology products to treat diabetes; osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men; human growth hormone deficiency and pediatric growth conditions; and testosterone deficiency. It also provides neuroscience products for the treatment of depressive disorders, diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain, anxiety disorders, fibromyalgia, and chronic musculoskeletal pain; schizophrenia; attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders; depressive, obsessive-compulsive, bulimia nervosa, and panic disorders; and positron emission tomography imaging of beta-amyloid neurotic plaques in adult brains. In addition, the company offers products for the treatment of non-small cell lung, colorectal, head and neck, pancreatic, metastatic breast, ovarian, bladder, and metastatic gastric cancers, as well as malignant pleural mesothelioma; and cardiovascular products for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and benign prostatic hyperplasia, thrombotic cardiovascular events, and cardiac ischemic complications. Further, it provides animal health products, such as cattle feed additives; protein supplements for cows; leanness and performance enhancers for swine and cattle; antibiotics to treat respiratory and other diseases in cattle, swine, and poultry; anticoccidial agents for poultry; and chewable tablets that kill fleas and prevent flea infestations, heartworm diseases, roundworm diseases, hookworm diseases, and whipworm diseases. Additionally, the company offers products to treat chronic manifestations of atopic dermatitis and congestive heart failure in dogs; chronic allergic dermatitis and kidney diseases in cats. It has a clinical collaboration agreement with Athenex, Inc. Eli Lilly and Company was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Intel Corporation (INTC), Facebook, Inc. (FB), Medtronic plc (MDT)

Intel Corporation (INTC) saw its value decrease by -0.79% as the stock dropped $-0.28 to finish the day at a closing price of $35.2. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $27.68-$38.36 per share for the past year. The shares are up by 1.07% in the past three months and up by 13.48% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.68% above its 20 day moving average and -1.92% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $40.26 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 51.44.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. It operates through Client Computing Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Software and Services, and All Other segments. The company’s platforms are used in various computing applications comprising notebooks, 2 in 1 systems, desktops, servers, tablets, smartphones, wireless and wired connectivity products, wearables, retail devices, and manufacturing devices, as well as for retail, transportation, industrial, buildings, home use, and other market segments. It offers microprocessors that processes system data and controls other devices in the system; chipsets, which send data between the microprocessor and input, display, and storage devices, such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive or solid-state drive, and optical disc drives; and system-on-chip products that integrate its central processing units with other system components onto a single chip. The company also provides communication and connectivity offerings, such as baseband processors, radio frequency transceivers, and power management integrated circuits; and tablet, phone, and Internet of Things solutions, which include multimode 4G LTE modems, Bluetooth technology and GPS receivers, software solutions, and interoperability tests, as well as home gateway and set-top box components. In addition, it offers security solutions for computers, mobile devices, and networks, as well as software and services for technology integration; NAND flash memory products, which are used in solid-state drives; and custom foundry services, including custom silicon, packaging, and manufacturing test services. The company sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and industrial and communications equipment manufacturers in the computing and communications industries. Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California.

Facebook, Inc. (FB) shares were down in last trading by -0.52% to $120.84. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 3.87% over the past week and fell -8.66% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.54% below its 50 day moving average and 1.65% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.48% decrease in value from its one year high of $133.5. The RSI indicator value of 44.99, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Facebook, Inc. operates as a mobile application and Website that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate each other on mobile devices and personal computers worldwide. Its solutions also include Instagram, a mobile application that enables people to take photos or videos, customize them with filter effects, and share them with friends and followers in a photo feed or send them directly to friends; Messenger, a messaging application for mobile and Web on various platforms and devices, which enable people to reach others instantly, as well as enable businesses to engage with customers; and WhatsApp Messenger, a mobile messaging application. The company also develops Oculus virtual reality technology and content platform, which allow people to enter an immersive and interactive environment to play games, consume content, and connect with others. As of December 31, 2015, it had 1.04 billion daily active users (DAUs) and 934 million DAUs who accessed Facebook from a mobile device. The company has a partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry to augment the Millennium Alliance initiative, as well as support and expand the development of the social enterprise sector in India. Facebook, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Medtronic plc (MDT) traded within a range of $73.19 to $76.1 after opening the day at $73.26. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.49% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.96% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $75.78 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -15.11% below its 52 week high of $89.27 and 7.76% above its 12-month low of $71.03. The shares are down by over -11.25% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 33.9 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Medtronic plc manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. The company’s Cardiac and Vascular Group segment offers pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices, AF products, diagnostics and monitoring devices, and remote monitoring and patient-centered software; and heart valves, percutaneous coronary intervention stent products, surgical valve replacement and repair products, endovascular stent grafts, peripheral vascular intervention products, and products to treat superficial and deep venous diseases. Its Minimally Invasive Therapies Group segment provides gastrointestinal diagnostics, ablation, and interventional lung solutions; stapling, vessel sealing, and other surgical instruments; sutures; electrosurgery products; hernia mechanical devices; mesh implants; products for patient monitoring and recovery; sensors; monitors; compression and dialysis, enteral feeding, and wound care products; and operating room supplies, electrodes, needles, syringes, and sharps disposals. The company’s Restorative Therapies Group segment offers products for various areas of the spine; bone graft substitutes; biologic products; trauma, implantable neurostimulation therapies, and drug delivery systems for the treatment of chronic pain, movement disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, overactive bladder, urinary retention, fecal incontinence, and gastroparesis; products to treat conditions of the ear, nose, throat, and neurological disorders; systems that incorporate advanced energy surgical instruments; products for haemostatic sealing of soft tissue and bone; and image-guided surgery and intra-operative imaging systems. Its Diabetes Group segment provides insulin pumps and consumables; continuous glucose monitoring systems; and Web-based therapy management software solutions. It serves hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients. Medtronic plc was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Intel Corporation (INTC), Facebook, Inc. (FB), Medtronic plc (MDT)

Intel Corporation (INTC) saw its value decrease by -0.79% as the stock dropped $-0.28 to finish the day at a closing price of $35.2. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $27.68-$38.36 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $35.1 to $35.52 during the day, are up by 1.07% in the past three months and up by 13.48% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.68% above its 20 day moving average and -1.92% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $40.26 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 51.44.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. It operates through Client Computing Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Software and Services, and All Other segments. The company’s platforms are used in various computing applications comprising notebooks, 2 in 1 systems, desktops, servers, tablets, smartphones, wireless and wired connectivity products, wearables, retail devices, and manufacturing devices, as well as for retail, transportation, industrial, buildings, home use, and other market segments. It offers microprocessors that processes system data and controls other devices in the system; chipsets, which send data between the microprocessor and input, display, and storage devices, such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive or solid-state drive, and optical disc drives; and system-on-chip products that integrate its central processing units with other system components onto a single chip. The company also provides communication and connectivity offerings, such as baseband processors, radio frequency transceivers, and power management integrated circuits; and tablet, phone, and Internet of Things solutions, which include multimode 4G LTE modems, Bluetooth technology and GPS receivers, software solutions, and interoperability tests, as well as home gateway and set-top box components. In addition, it offers security solutions for computers, mobile devices, and networks, as well as software and services for technology integration; NAND flash memory products, which are used in solid-state drives; and custom foundry services, including custom silicon, packaging, and manufacturing test services. The company sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and industrial and communications equipment manufacturers in the computing and communications industries. Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California.

Facebook, Inc. (FB) shares were down in last trading by -0.52% to $120.84. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 3.87% over the past week and fell -8.66% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.54% below its 50 day moving average and 1.65% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.48% decrease in value from its one year high of $133.5. The RSI indicator value of 44.99, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Facebook, Inc. operates as a mobile application and Website that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate each other on mobile devices and personal computers worldwide. Its solutions also include Instagram, a mobile application that enables people to take photos or videos, customize them with filter effects, and share them with friends and followers in a photo feed or send them directly to friends; Messenger, a messaging application for mobile and Web on various platforms and devices, which enable people to reach others instantly, as well as enable businesses to engage with customers; and WhatsApp Messenger, a mobile messaging application. The company also develops Oculus virtual reality technology and content platform, which allow people to enter an immersive and interactive environment to play games, consume content, and connect with others. As of December 31, 2015, it had 1.04 billion daily active users (DAUs) and 934 million DAUs who accessed Facebook from a mobile device. The company has a partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry to augment the Millennium Alliance initiative, as well as support and expand the development of the social enterprise sector in India. Facebook, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Medtronic plc (MDT) traded within a range of $73.19 to $76.1 after opening the day at $73.26. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.49% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.96% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $75.78 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -15.11% below its 52 week high of $89.27 and 7.76% above its 12-month low of $71.03. The shares are down by over -11.25% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 33.9 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Medtronic plc manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. The company’s Cardiac and Vascular Group segment offers pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices, AF products, diagnostics and monitoring devices, and remote monitoring and patient-centered software; and heart valves, percutaneous coronary intervention stent products, surgical valve replacement and repair products, endovascular stent grafts, peripheral vascular intervention products, and products to treat superficial and deep venous diseases. Its Minimally Invasive Therapies Group segment provides gastrointestinal diagnostics, ablation, and interventional lung solutions; stapling, vessel sealing, and other surgical instruments; sutures; electrosurgery products; hernia mechanical devices; mesh implants; products for patient monitoring and recovery; sensors; monitors; compression and dialysis, enteral feeding, and wound care products; and operating room supplies, electrodes, needles, syringes, and sharps disposals. The company’s Restorative Therapies Group segment offers products for various areas of the spine; bone graft substitutes; biologic products; trauma, implantable neurostimulation therapies, and drug delivery systems for the treatment of chronic pain, movement disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, overactive bladder, urinary retention, fecal incontinence, and gastroparesis; products to treat conditions of the ear, nose, throat, and neurological disorders; systems that incorporate advanced energy surgical instruments; products for haemostatic sealing of soft tissue and bone; and image-guided surgery and intra-operative imaging systems. Its Diabetes Group segment provides insulin pumps and consumables; continuous glucose monitoring systems; and Web-based therapy management software solutions. It serves hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients. Medtronic plc was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

 

3 Notable Runners: Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (MSTX), Facebook, Inc. (FB), Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (MSTX) managed to rebound with the stock declining 0.52% or $0 to close the day at $0.1 on lower than average trading volume of 26.07M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.86M. The San Diego California 92130 based company has been underperforming the biotechnology companies by -75.9738% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -77.14% YTD, versus the biotechnology industry which is up 0.06% for the same period. The RSI of 59.82 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Mast Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, develops therapies for serious or life-threatening diseases with significant unmet needs. The company’s lead product candidate is MST-188 (vepoloxamer), an injection used for the treatment of sickle cell disease, arterial disease, and heart failure. It also develops AIR001, a sodium nitrite solution for intermittent inhalation via nebulizer, as well as for the treatment of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. The company was formerly known as ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and changed its name to Mast Therapeutics, Inc. in March 2013. Mast Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Facebook, Inc. (FB) had a active trading with around 26M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 20.45M. The stock traded  at the price of $121.47 with -0.25% change on the day. The Menlo Park California 94025 based company is currently trading 35.92% above its 52 week low of $89.37 and -9.01% below its 52 week high of $133.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 46.7 and $156.05 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Facebook, Inc. operates as a mobile application and Website that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate each other on mobile devices and personal computers worldwide. Its solutions also include Instagram, a mobile application that enables people to take photos or videos, customize them with filter effects, and share them with friends and followers in a photo feed or send them directly to friends; Messenger, a messaging application for mobile and Web on various platforms and devices, which enable people to reach others instantly, as well as enable businesses to engage with customers; and WhatsApp Messenger, a mobile messaging application. The company also develops Oculus virtual reality technology and content platform, which allow people to enter an immersive and interactive environment to play games, consume content, and connect with others. As of December 31, 2015, it had 1.04 billion daily active users (DAUs) and 934 million DAUs who accessed Facebook from a mobile device. The company has a partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry to augment the Millennium Alliance initiative, as well as support and expand the development of the social enterprise sector in India. Facebook, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) opening the day at $111.95. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 8.58% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.06% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $111.8 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -5.32% below its 52 week high of $119.92 and 26.28% above its 12-month low of $89.47. The shares are up by over 4.02% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 52.56 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers. The company also provides iLife, a consumer-oriented digital lifestyle software application suite; iWork, an integrated productivity suite that helps users create, present, and publish documents, presentations, and spreadsheets; and other application software, such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro. In addition, it offers Apple TV that connects to consumers’ TV and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming high definition video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; Apple Watch, a personal electronic device; and iPod, a line of portable digital music and media players. Further, the company sells Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible, and iOS-compatible accessories, such as headphones, displays, storage devices, Beats products, and other connectivity and computing products and supplies. Additionally, it offers iCloud, a cloud service; AppleCare that offers support options for its customers; and Apple Pay, a mobile payment service. The company sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, iBooks Store, and Apple Music. It also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

 

Stocks Buzz: Facebook, Inc. (FB), Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL), General Electric Company (GE)

Facebook, Inc. (FB) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.25% or $1.45 to close the day at $117.79 on light trading volume of 18.57M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 19.87M. The Menlo Park California 94025 based company has been outperforming the internet information providers group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 9.3%, compared to the industry which has advanced 2.82% over the same period. With RSI of 35.63, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $156.6, making it a hold for now.

Facebook, Inc. operates as a mobile application and Website that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate each other on mobile devices and personal computers worldwide. Its solutions also include Instagram, a mobile application that enables people to take photos or videos, customize them with filter effects, and share them with friends and followers in a photo feed or send them directly to friends; Messenger, a messaging application for mobile and Web on various platforms and devices, which enable people to reach others instantly, as well as enable businesses to engage with customers; and WhatsApp Messenger, a mobile messaging application. The company also develops Oculus virtual reality technology and content platform, which allow people to enter an immersive and interactive environment to play games, consume content, and connect with others. As of December 31, 2015, it had 1.04 billion daily active users (DAUs) and 934 million DAUs who accessed Facebook from a mobile device. The company has a partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry to augment the Millennium Alliance initiative, as well as support and expand the development of the social enterprise sector in India. Facebook, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL) retreated with the stock falling -0.11% or $-0.01 to close at $9.13 on light trading volume of 18.15M compared its three months average trading volume of 23.47M. The Denver Colorado 80290 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -47.5% down for the period and down by -3.28% so far this year. With price target of $11.39 and a 172.54% rebound from 52-week low, Whiting Petroleum Corp. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

General Electric Company (GE) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.16% or $0.05 to close the day at $30.79 on lower than average trading volume of 17.82M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 33.3M. The Boston Massachusetts 02210 based company has been outperforming the diversified machinery companies by -0.7014% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 1.17% YTD, versus the diversified machinery industry which is up 13.85% for the same period. The RSI of 68.41 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

General Electric Company (GE) operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. The company’s Power segment offers gas and steam power systems; maintenance, service, and upgrade solutions; distributed power gas engines; water treatment, wastewater treatment, and process system solutions; and nuclear reactors, fuels, and support services. Its Renewable Energy segment provides wind turbine platforms, and hardware and software; offshore wind turbines; and solutions, products, and services to hydropower industry. The company’s Oil and Gas segment provides turbomachinery solutions; surface and subsea drilling and production systems, and equipment for floating production platforms; measurement and control products; and compressors, pumps, valves, and natural gas solutions. Its Energy Management segment offers industrial and grid solutions; and power conversion systems. The company’s Aviation segment designs and produces commercial and military aircraft engines, integrated digital components, electric power, and mechanical aircraft systems; and provides aftermarket services. Its Healthcare segment offers diagnostic imaging and clinical systems; products and services for drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and cellular technologies; and healthcare information technology products. The company’s Transportation segment provides freight and passenger locomotives, parts, wreck repair, software-enabled solutions, mining equipment and services, marine diesel engines, and stationary power diesel engines and motors, as well as overhaul, repair, and upgrade services. Its Appliances & Lighting segment sells and services home appliances; and manufactures, sources, and sells lighting solutions. The company’s Capital segment offers commercial lending and leasing, factoring, energy financial, and aircraft financing and leasing services. General Electric Company was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: Zendesk, Inc. (ZEN), Facebook, Inc. (FB), Xylem Inc. (XYL)

Zendesk, Inc. (ZEN) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.74% or $-0.57 to close the day at $22.89 on light trading volume of 1.23M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 958.61K. The San Francisco California 94103 based company has been underperforming the application software group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -5.25%, compared to the industry which has advanced 4.2% over the same period. With RSI of 32.92, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $32.43, making it a hold for now.

Zendesk, Inc., a software development company, provides software as a service customer service platform for organizations. It provides single customer service interface to organizations to manage all their one-on-one customer interactions; track and predict common questions; and provide a seamless path to answers. The company’s platform also enables organizations to gather customer data and engage with customers based on the insights the data provides; and offers tools for organizations to understand their customers and track the efficiency and effectiveness of their customer service. It also provides live chat software that enables the organizations to communicate in real-time with their customers through online chat; and analytics software, which enable organizations to analyze and visualize data from a diverse set of applications. The company operates in 150 countries and territories, and provides service through customer service platform in approximately 40 languages. Zendesk, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Facebook, Inc. (FB) fell -0.73% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.86 to finish the day at $116.34 with about 32.35M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 19.59M. The $341.92B market cap company, currently situated 30.18% above its 52 week low of $89.37 and -12.85% away from its one year high of $133.5. The RSI of 31.77 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Facebook, Inc. operates as a mobile application and Website that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate each other on mobile devices and personal computers worldwide. Its solutions also include Instagram, a mobile application that enables people to take photos or videos, customize them with filter effects, and share them with friends and followers in a photo feed or send them directly to friends; Messenger, a messaging application for mobile and Web on various platforms and devices, which enable people to reach others instantly, as well as enable businesses to engage with customers; and WhatsApp Messenger, a mobile messaging application. The company also develops Oculus virtual reality technology and content platform, which allow people to enter an immersive and interactive environment to play games, consume content, and connect with others. As of December 31, 2015, it had 1.04 billion daily active users (DAUs) and 934 million DAUs who accessed Facebook from a mobile device. The company has a partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry to augment the Millennium Alliance initiative, as well as support and expand the development of the social enterprise sector in India. Facebook, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Xylem Inc. (XYL) saw its value decrease by -0.73% as the stock dropped $-0.4 to finish the day at a closing price of $54.35. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $31.67-$54.89 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $53.82 to $54.89 during the day, are up by 8.44% in the past three months and up by 27.45% over the past six months. It is currently trading 10.24% above its 20 day moving average and 8.49% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $51.54 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 73.6. The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Xylem Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and application of engineered technologies for the water and wastewater applications. It operates through two segments, Water Infrastructure and Applied Water. The Water Infrastructure segment offers various products, including water and wastewater pumps, treatment and testing equipment, and controls and systems, as well as filtration, disinfection, and biological treatment equipment under the Flygt, WEDECO, Godwin, WTW, Sanitaire, YSI, and Leopold names for the transportation, treatment, and testing of water and wastewater for public utilities and industrial applications. The Applied Water segment provides pumps, valves, heat exchangers, controls, and dispensing equipment systems under the Goulds Water Technology, Bell & Gossett, A-C Fire Pump, Standard Xchange, Lowara, Jabsco, Flojet, and Flowtronex names for residential and commercial building services, industrial water, and irrigation applications. The company markets and sells its products through a network of direct sales force, resellers, distributors, and value-added solution providers in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. Xylem Inc. is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Facebook, Inc. (FB), Citigroup Inc. (C), Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Facebook, Inc. (FB) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.84% or $2.12 to close the day at $117.2 on active trading volume of 33.88M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 19.38M. The Menlo Park California 94025 based company has been outperforming the internet information providers group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 12.65%, compared to the industry which has advanced 3.35% over the same period. With RSI of 32.9, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $156.6, making it a hold for now.

Facebook, Inc. operates as a mobile application and Website that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate each other on mobile devices and personal computers worldwide. Its solutions also include Instagram, a mobile application that enables people to take photos or videos, customize them with filter effects, and share them with friends and followers in a photo feed or send them directly to friends; Messenger, a messaging application for mobile and Web on various platforms and devices, which enable people to reach others instantly, as well as enable businesses to engage with customers; and WhatsApp Messenger, a mobile messaging application. The company also develops Oculus virtual reality technology and content platform, which allow people to enter an immersive and interactive environment to play games, consume content, and connect with others. As of December 31, 2015, it had 1.04 billion daily active users (DAUs) and 934 million DAUs who accessed Facebook from a mobile device. The company has a partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry to augment the Millennium Alliance initiative, as well as support and expand the development of the social enterprise sector in India. Facebook, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Citigroup Inc. (C) climbed 1.41% during last trading as the stock added $0.77 to finish the day at $55.45 with about 33.4M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 19.08M. The $159.69B market cap company, which fluctuated between $53.71 and $55.47 during the day, currently situated 61.92% above its 52 week low of $34.52 and 1.02% away from its one year high of $55.47. The RSI of 79.36 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

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.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) saw its value increase by 1.32% as the stock gained $1.4 to finish the day at a closing price of $107.11. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $89.47-$119.92 per share for the past year. The shares are down by -1.43% in the past three months and up by 14.47% over the past six months. It is currently trading -4.81% below its 20 day moving average and -4.62% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $131 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 34.36. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers. The company also provides iLife, a consumer-oriented digital lifestyle software application suite; iWork, an integrated productivity suite that helps users create, present, and publish documents, presentations, and spreadsheets; and other application software, such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro. In addition, it offers Apple TV that connects to consumers’ TV and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming high definition video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; Apple Watch, a personal electronic device; and iPod, a line of portable digital music and media players. Further, the company sells Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible, and iOS-compatible accessories, such as headphones, displays, storage devices, Beats products, and other connectivity and computing products and supplies. Additionally, it offers iCloud, a cloud service; AppleCare that offers support options for its customers; and Apple Pay, a mobile payment service. The company sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, iBooks Store, and Apple Music. It also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Ford Motor Co. (F), Facebook, Inc. (FB), Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK)

Ford Motor Co. (F) fell -1.79% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.22 to finish the day at $12.06 with about 54.23M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 32.74M. The $47.93B market cap company, which fluctuated between $12.02 and $12.5 during the day, currently situated 13.25% above its 52 week low of $11.02 and -13.19% away from its one year high of $14.76. The RSI of 57.62 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Ford Motor Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, finances, and services automobiles. The company operates through two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. The Automotive sector develops, manufactures, distributes, and services passenger cars, trucks, SUVs, light commercial vehicles, trucks, vans, and electrified vehicles, as well as offers parts and accessories. It offers vehicles primarily under the Ford and Lincoln brand names. This sector markets and sells its products through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to fleet customers, including commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments. The Financial Services sector offers various automotive financing products to and through automotive dealers. It provides financing products, including retail installment sale contracts for new and used vehicles; and direct financing leases for new vehicles to retail and commercial customers, government entities, daily rental car companies, leasing companies, and fleet customers. This sector also offers wholesale loans to dealers to finance the purchase of vehicle inventory; and loans to dealers to finance working capital and improvement of dealership facilities, purchase dealership real estate, and other dealer vehicle programs. It serves clients in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903 and is based in Dearborn, Michigan.

Facebook, Inc. (FB) dropped $-3.94 to close the day at a new closing price of $115.08, a -3.31% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 28.77% above its 52 week low of $89.37. A total of 51.29M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 18.77M. The stock, currently situated -13.8% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -10.01% in the past one month and down by -6.67% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $156.6 and RSI of 26.33, the stock still has upside potential, making it a buy for now.

Facebook, Inc. operates as a mobile application and Website that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate each other on mobile devices and personal computers worldwide. Its solutions also include Instagram, a mobile application that enables people to take photos or videos, customize them with filter effects, and share them with friends and followers in a photo feed or send them directly to friends; Messenger, a messaging application for mobile and Web on various platforms and devices, which enable people to reach others instantly, as well as enable businesses to engage with customers; and WhatsApp Messenger, a mobile messaging application. The company also develops Oculus virtual reality technology and content platform, which allow people to enter an immersive and interactive environment to play games, consume content, and connect with others. As of December 31, 2015, it had 1.04 billion daily active users (DAUs) and 934 million DAUs who accessed Facebook from a mobile device. The company has a partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry to augment the Millennium Alliance initiative, as well as support and expand the development of the social enterprise sector in India. Facebook, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) had a light trading with around 50.89M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 53.27M. The stock traded between $5.28 and $5.6 before closing at the price of $5.47 with 0.74% change on the day. The Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73118 based company is currently trading 264.67% above its 52 week low of $1.5 and -32.88% below its 52 week high of $8.15. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 39.53 and $7.39 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of properties for the production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGL) from underground reservoirs in the United States. It operates in two segments, Exploration and Production; and Marketing, Gathering, and Compression. The company holds interests in natural gas resource plays, including the Haynesville/Bossier Shales in northwestern Louisiana and East Texas; the Marcellus Shale in the northern Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania; and the Barnett Shale in the Fort Worth Basin of north-central Texas. It also holds interests in liquids-rich resource plays, such as the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas; the Utica Shale in Ohio and Pennsylvania; the Anadarko Basin in northwestern Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle; and the Niobrara Shale in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. The company owns interests in approximately 32,400 oil and natural gas wells. As of December 31, 2015, it had estimated proved reserves of 1.504 billion barrels of oil equivalent. The company also provides oil, natural gas, and NGL marketing services comprising commodity price structuring, securing and negotiating gathering, hauling, processing and transportation, contract administration, and nomination services for Chesapeake-operated wells; and marketing services for third-party producers, as well as designs, engineers, fabricates, installs, and sells natural gas compression units, accessories, and equipment used in the production, treatment, and processing of oil and natural gas. Chesapeake Energy Corporation was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 

3 Notable Runners: Facebook, Inc. (FB), KeyCorp. (KEY), Micron Technology, Inc. (MU)

Facebook, Inc. (FB) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.47% or $-1.78 to close the day at $119.02 on higher than average trading volume of 32.81M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 18.45M. The Menlo Park California 94025 based company has been underperforming the internet information providers companies by -3.8982% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 13.72% YTD, versus the internet information providers industry which is up 0.7% for the same period. The RSI of 31.78 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Facebook, Inc. operates as a mobile application and Website that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate each other on mobile devices and personal computers worldwide. Its solutions also include Instagram, a mobile application that enables people to take photos or videos, customize them with filter effects, and share them with friends and followers in a photo feed or send them directly to friends; Messenger, a messaging application for mobile and Web on various platforms and devices, which enable people to reach others instantly, as well as enable businesses to engage with customers; and WhatsApp Messenger, a mobile messaging application. The company also develops Oculus virtual reality technology and content platform, which allow people to enter an immersive and interactive environment to play games, consume content, and connect with others. As of December 31, 2015, it had 1.04 billion daily active users (DAUs) and 934 million DAUs who accessed Facebook from a mobile device. The company has a partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry to augment the Millennium Alliance initiative, as well as support and expand the development of the social enterprise sector in India. Facebook, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

KeyCorp. (KEY) had a active trading with around 32.09M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 15.94M. The stock traded between $15.62 and $16.35 before closing at the price of $16.33 with 3.42% change on the day. The Cleveland Ohio 44114 based company is currently trading 68.79% above its 52 week low of $9.88 and 1.81% above its 52 week high of $16.35. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 84.72 and $15.54 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

KeyCorp operates as the bank holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various retail and commercial banking services to individual, corporate, and institutional clients in the United States. The company’s Key Community Bank segment offers deposit and investment products; personal finance services and loans, including residential mortgages, home equity, credit cards, and various installment loans for individuals; deposits, investment and credit products, and business advisory services to small businesses; and financial, estate and retirement planning, and asset management services to high-net-worth clients. This segment also provides commercial lending, cash management, equipment leasing, investment and employee benefit programs, succession planning, access to capital markets, derivatives, and foreign exchange services to mid-sized businesses. Its Key Corporate Bank segment offers a suite of banking and capital market products, such as syndicated finance, debt and equity capital market products, commercial payments, equipment finance, commercial mortgage banking, derivatives, foreign exchange, financial advisory, and public finance, as well as commercial mortgage loans for middle market clients comprising consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial, public, real estate, and technology sectors. In addition, KeyCorp provides personal, securities lending, and custody services; access to mutual funds; treasury, investment banking, international banking, and investment management services; public retirement plans, and foundations and endowments plans; and financial services consisting of community development financing, securities underwriting, and brokerage, as well as merchant services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 966 retail banking branches and 1,257 automated teller machines in 12 states, as well as a telephone banking call center. KeyCorp was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) traded within a range of $16.75 to $17.76 after opening the day at $17.08. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 24.79% so far this year. The stock was up close to 4% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $17.67 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -3.6% below its 52 week high of $18.33 and 89.8% above its 12-month low of $9.31. The shares are up by over 13.78% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 57.12 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Micron Technology, Inc. provides semiconductor systems worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Compute and Networking Business Unit, Storage Business Unit, Mobile Business Unit, and Embedded Business Unit. It offers DDR3 and DDR4 DRAM products for computers, servers, networking devices, communications equipment, consumer electronics, automotive, and industrial applications; mobile low-power DRAM products for smartphones, tablets, automotive, laptop computers, and other mobile consumer device applications; DDR2 and DDR DRAM, GDDR5 and GDDR5X DRAM, SDRAM, and RLDRAM products for networking devices, servers, consumer electronics, communications equipment, computer peripherals, automotive and industrial applications, and computer memory upgrades; and hybrid memory cube semiconductor memory devices for use in networking and computing applications. The company also provides NAND Flash products, which are electrically re-writeable, non-volatile semiconductor memory devices; client solid-state drives (SSDs) for notebooks, desktops, workstations, and other consumer applications; enterprise SSDs for server and storage applications; managed multi-chip package products; digital media products, including flash memory cards and JumpDrive products under the Lexar brand name. In addition, it manufactures products that are sold under other brand names; and resells flash memory products that are purchased from other NAND Flash suppliers. Further, the company provides 3D XPoint memory products; and NOR Flash, which are electrically re-writeable and semiconductor memory devices for automotive, industrial, connected home, and consumer applications. It markets its products to original equipment manufacturers and retailers through its internal sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors; and through a Web-based customer direct sales channel, and channel and distribution partners. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.