3 Trending Stocks: Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (AXTA), The Gap, Inc. (GPS), Tenet Healthcare Corp. (THC)

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (AXTA) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.46% or $0.41 to close the day at $28.47 on active trading volume of 4.82M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.39M. The Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103 based company has been outperforming the specialty chemicals group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 25.47%, compared to the industry which has advanced 31.46% over the same period. With RSI of 66.11, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $31.19, making it a hold for now.

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes high performance coatings products primarily for the transportation industry. It operates through two segments, Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings. The Performance Coatings segment offers various waterborne and solventborne products and systems that are used to refinish damaged vehicles for independent body shops, multi-shop operators, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) dealership body shops. This segment also provides functional and decorative liquid and powder coatings for use in various industrial applications, including architectural cladding and fittings, automotive coatings, general industrial, job coaters, electrical insulation coatings, HVAC, appliances, rebar, and oil and gas pipelines. It offers liquid coatings under the Voltatex, AquaEC, Chemophan, Lutophen, Stollaquid, and Syntopal brand names; and powder coatings under the brand names of Alesta, Nap-Gard, and Abcite. This segment sells and supplies its products directly to customers, as well as through a network of independent local distributors. The Transportation Coatings segment develops and supplies a line of coatings products, such as electrocoat, primer, basecoat, and clearcoat products for light vehicle OEMs for the coating of new vehicles; and various coatings systems for various commercial applications, including heavy-duty truck, bus, rail, and agricultural construction equipment. It sells and ships its products directly to light vehicle OEM customers. Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. has operations in North America; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; the Asia Pacific; and Latin America. The company was formerly known as Axalta Coating Systems Bermuda Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. in August 2014. Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) fell -0.75% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.18 to finish the day at $23.97 with about 4.77M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.4M. The $9.7B market cap company, which fluctuated between $23.46 and $24.15 during the day, currently situated 45.51% above its 52 week low of $17 and -21.23% away from its one year high of $30.74. The RSI of 45.01 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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.

Tenet Healthcare Corp. (THC) saw its value decrease by -2.9% as the stock dropped $-0.55 to finish the day at a closing price of $18.44. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $14.06-$34.08 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $18.29 to $19.03 during the day, are down by -19.93% in the past three months and down by -39.76% over the past six months. It is currently trading 14.31% above its 20 day moving average and 14.89% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $24.56 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 68.07. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Tenet Healthcare Corp., together with its subsidiaries, primarily operates acute care hospitals and related healthcare facilities. The company operates through three segments: Hospital Operations and Other, Ambulatory Care, and Conifer. Its general hospitals offer acute care services, operating and recovery rooms, radiology services, respiratory therapy services, clinical laboratories, and pharmacies. The company also provides intensive, critical, and coronary care units; physical therapy, orthopedic, oncology, and outpatient services; tertiary care services, including open-heart surgery, neonatal intensive care, and neurosciences; quaternary care services for heart, liver, kidney, and bone marrow transplants; quaternary pediatric and burn services; gamma-knife brain surgery; and cyberknife radiation therapy for tumors and lesions in the brain, lung, neck, and spine. In addition, it offers clinical research programs related to cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, neurological disorders, genitourinary diseases, and various cancers, as well as drug and medical device studies. Further, the company operates freestanding ambulatory surgery and imaging centers, short-stay surgical facilities, and Aspen’s hospitals and clinics. Additionally, it offers operational management for patient access, accounts receivable management, health information management, revenue integrity, and patient financial services; communications and engagement solutions; and clinical integration, financial risk management, and population health management services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 86 hospitals, 20 short-stay surgical hospitals, and approximately 475 outpatient centers; and 9 private hospitals and clinics, as well as 249 ambulatory surgery, 20 imaging, and 35 urgent care centers in the United Kingdom. Tenet Healthcare Corp. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), The Gap, Inc. (GPS), Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) saw its value decrease by -0.02% as the stock dropped $-0.02 to finish the day at a closing price of $114.6. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $94.28-$126.07 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $114.44 to $115.02 during the day, are down by -2.43% in the past three months and down by -5.56% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.92% below its 20 day moving average and -0.2% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $125.16 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 44.08.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, researches and develops, manufactures, and sells various products in the health care field worldwide. It operates through three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices. The Consumer segment offers baby care products under the JOHNSON’S brand name; oral care products under the LISTERINE brand name; skin care products under the AVEENO, CLEAN & CLEAR, DABAO, JOHNSON’S Adult, LE PETITE MARSEILLAIS, LUBRIDERM, NEUTROGENA, and RoC brand names; women’s health products, such as sanitary pads under the STAYFREE and CAREFREE, and o.b. tampon brand names; wound care products, including adhesive bandages under the BAND-AID brand name and first aid products under the NEOSPORIN brand name. This segment also provides over-the-counter medicines, including acetaminophen products under the TYLENOL brand name; cold, flu, and allergy products under the SUDAFED brand name; allergy products under the BENADRYL and ZYRTEC brand names; ibuprofen products under the MOTRIN IB brand name; and heartburn products under the PEPCID brand name. The Pharmaceutical segment provides various products in the areas of immunology, infectious diseases and vaccines, neuroscience, oncology, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The Medical Devices segment offers orthopaedic products; general surgery, biosurgical, endomechanical, and energy products; electrophysiology products to treat cardiovascular disease; sterilization and disinfection products to reduce surgical infection; blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery products; and disposable contact lenses. The company offers its products to general public, retail outlets and distributors, wholesalers, hospitals, and health care professionals for prescription use, as well as for use in the professional fields by physicians, nurses, hospitals, eye care professionals, and clinics. Johnson & Johnson was founded in 1885 and is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) shares were down in last trading by -1.42% to $23.66. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.37% over the past week and fell -6.23% in the past month. It is currently trading -6.1% below its 50 day moving average and 1.61% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -22.25% decrease in value from its one year high of $30.74. The RSI indicator value of 42.99, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY) traded within a range of $10.08 to $10.22 after opening the day at $10.19. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 1.81% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.29% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $10.15 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -5.08% below its 52 week high of $11.29 and 37.97% above its 12-month low of $8.25. The shares are up by over 1.92% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 55.98 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. owns a portfolio of real estate related investments in the United States. It invests in various types of agency mortgage-backed securities and related derivatives to hedge these investments; and residential credit investments, such as credit risk transfer securities and non-agency mortgage-backed securities. The company also acquires, finances, and manages commercial loans and other commercial real estate debt, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and other commercial real estate-related assets. In addition, it engages in corporate middle market lending transactions; and operates as a broker-dealer. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT). As a REIT, it is not subject to federal income tax to the extent that it distributes its taxable income to its shareholders. Annaly Capital Management, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in New York, New York.

 

Stocks In Action: The Gap, Inc. (GPS), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) traded within a range of $23.54 to $24.17 after opening the day at $23.7. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 6.95% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.27% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $24 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -21.13% below its 52 week high of $30.74 and 45.69% above its 12-month low of $17. The shares are down by over -9.7% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 47.16 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.82% or $-0.56 to close the day at $67.97 on light trading volume of 6.54M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.49M. The Bentonville Arkansas 72716 based company has been outperforming the discount, variety stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 12.96%, compared to the industry which has advanced 10.94% over the same period. With RSI of 37.14, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $74.59, making it a hold for now.

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

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) gained $0.09 to close the day at a new closing price of $83.84, a 0.11% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 16.28% above its 52 week low of $74.46. A total of 6.54M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 9.27M. The stock, which fluctuated between $83.37 and $83.88 during the day, currently situated -6.47% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -1.52% in the past one month and down by -4.61% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $90.72 and RSI of 46.44, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company’s Beauty segment offers hair care products comprising conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and antiperspirants and deodorants, personal cleansing, and skin care products. This segment markets its products under the Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, Rejoice, Old Spice, Safeguard, and SK-II brands. Its Grooming segment provides blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and other shave care products, as well as appliances under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, Prestobarba, and Venus brands. The company’s Health Care segment offers toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals/supplements, and other healthcare products under the Oral-B, Crest, Prilosec, Vicks, Metamucil, Pepto Bismol, and Align brands. Its Fabric & Home Care segment provides fabric care products, including fabric enhancers, laundry additives, and laundry detergents; and home care products comprising air care, dish care, P&G professional, and surface care products under the Tide, Ariel, Downy, Gain, Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer brands. The company’s Baby, Feminine & Family Care segment offers baby care products, such as baby wipes, diapers, and pants; adult incontinence and feminine care products; and family care products, such as paper towels, tissues, and toilet papers. This segment markets its products under the Pampers, Always, Bounty, Charmin, Luvs, and Tampax brands. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, baby stores, specialty beauty stores, e-commerce, high-frequency stores, and pharmacies. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Traders Watch list: Aramark (ARMK), The Gap, Inc. (GPS), The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK)

Aramark (ARMK) saw its value decrease by -0.26% as the stock dropped $-0.09 to finish the day at a closing price of $33.93. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $29.18-$38.3 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $33.57 to $34.02 during the day, are down by -6.87% in the past three months and down by -3.49% over the past six months. It is currently trading -4.98% below its 20 day moving average and -4.79% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $39.89 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 29.79.The technical indicator lead us to believe the stock will reverse recent losses any time soon.

Aramark provides food, facilities, and uniform services to education, healthcare, business and industry, sports, leisure, and corrections clients in North America and internationally. It offers managed services include dining, catering, food service management, convenience-oriented retail operations, grounds and facilities maintenance, custodial, energy and construction management, and capital project management. The company also provides non-clinical support services, such as patient food and nutrition, and retail food services; and facilities services comprising clinical equipment maintenance, environmental, laundry and linen distribution, plant operations, strategic/technical, energy and supply chain management, purchasing, and central transportation. In addition, it offers on-site restaurants, catering, convenience stores, and executive dining services; beverage and vending services; and facility management services comprising housekeeping, plant operations and maintenance, energy management, laundry and linen, grounds keeping, landscaping, transportation, capital program management and commissioning, and other facility consulting services. Further, the company provides facility and business support services for mining and oil operations; and concessions, banquet and catering, retail and merchandise sales, recreational and lodging, and facility management services for sports, entertainment, and recreational facilities. Additionally, it offers correctional food, and food and facilities management services for parks; and operates commissaries, laundry facilities, and property rooms. It also rents, sells, cleans, maintains, and delivers uniform and career apparel, and other textile items; and provides other garments and work clothes, as well as ancillary items. The company was formerly known as ARAMARK Holdings Corporation and changed its name to Aramark in May 2014. Aramark was founded in 1959 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) shares were down in last trading by -0.88% to $23.7. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.07% over the past week and fell -7.7% in the past month. It is currently trading -6.42% below its 50 day moving average and 1.58% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -22.11% decrease in value from its one year high of $30.74. The RSI indicator value of 45.29, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK) traded within a range of $47.29 to $48.05 after opening the day at $47.64. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 1.37% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.65% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $48.03 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -3.05% below its 52 week high of $49.54 and 51.16% above its 12-month low of $32.2. The shares are up by over 20.75% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 53.93 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, an investment company, provides financial products and services to institutions, corporations, and high net worth individuals in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Investment Management and Investment Services. The company offers investment management; trust and custody; foreign exchange; fund administration; global collateral services; securities lending; depositary receipts; corporate trust; global payment/cash management; banking services; and clearing services. It also provides mutual funds, separate accounts, wealth management and private banking services; and broker-dealer services, registered investment advisory services, prime brokerage services, and working capital solutions. In addition, the company is involved in credit-related activities, business exits, leasing operations, and corporate treasury activities; and the provision of global markets and institutional banking services. The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation was founded in 1784 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), The Gap, Inc. (GPS)

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) had a active trading with around 5.92M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.16M. The stock traded between $133.77 and $136.38 before closing at the price of $136.1 with 1.33% change on the day. The Atlanta Georgia 30339 based company is currently trading 26.8% above its 52 week low of $109.62 and -1.06% below its 52 week high of $139. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 61.28 and $147.04 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (DIFM), and professional customers. The company offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its DIFM customers through third-party installers. It primarily serves home owners; and renovators/remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, installers, small business owners, and tradesmen. The company also sells its products through online. As of December 31, 2015, it had 2,274 stores, including 1,977 in the United States, 182 in Canada, and 115 in Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.21% or $-0.12 to close the day at $57.67 on light trading volume of 5.89M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.86M. The Midland Michigan 48674 based company has been outperforming the chemicals – major diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 31.53%, compared to the industry which has advanced 37.77% over the same period. With RSI of 56.47, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $62.41, making it a hold for now.

The Dow Chemical Company manufactures and supplies products that are used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services worldwide. It operates through Agricultural Sciences, Consumer Solutions, Infrastructure Solutions, Performance Materials & Chemicals, and Performance Plastics segments. The Agricultural Sciences segment provides crop protection and seed/plant biotechnology products and technologies, urban pest management solutions, and healthy oils. The Consumer Solutions segment offers semiconductors and organic light-emitting diodes, and adhesives and foams used by the transportation industry; and cellulosics and other polymers for innovative pharmaceutical formulations and food solutions. It serves automotive, electronics and entertainment, food and pharmaceuticals, and personal and home care products markets. The Infrastructure Solutions segment provides architectural and industrial coatings, construction material ingredients, building insulation, adhesives, and microbial protection products for the oil and gas industry; water technologies; monomers; and silicone and silicone products. The Performance Materials & Chemicals segment offers chlorine and caustic soda; industrial solutions; and propylene oxides, propylene glycols, polyether polyols, and aromatic isocyanates. The Performance Plastics segment provides elastomers, polyolefin plastomers, and ethylene propylene diene monomer elastomers; wire and cable insulation, semiconductive, and jacketing compound solutions, as well as bio-based plasticizers; acrylics, polyethylene, polyolefin emulsions, and polyolefin plastomers; and ethylene, propylene, benzene, butadiene, cumene, octene, aromatics co-products, and crude c4. The company was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Midland, Michigan.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) shares were up in last trading by 0.29% to $23.91. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.83% over the past week and fell -8.78% in the past month. It is currently trading -5.78% below its 50 day moving average and 2.4% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -21.42% decrease in value from its one year high of $30.74. The RSI indicator value of 48.34, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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 on Trader’s Radar: Egalet Corporation (EGLT), The Gap, Inc. (GPS), Groupon, Inc. (GRPN)

Egalet Corporation (EGLT) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 6.08% or $0.48 to close the day at $8.38 on active trading volume of 7.23M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 657.49K. The Wayne Pennsylvania 19087 based company has been underperforming the biotechnology group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -15.1%, compared to the industry which has advanced 0.02% over the same period. With RSI of 58.43, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $17.8, making it a hold for now.

Egalet Corporation, a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and commercializes treatments for patients with pain and other conditions. It has licensed two approved pain products, such as SPRIX Nasal Spray, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug indicated in adult patients for the short-term management of moderate to moderately severe pain that requires analgesia at the opioid level; and OXAYDO, an immediate-release oxycodone product designed to discourage abuse via snorting for the management of acute and chronic moderate to severe pain where an opioid is appropriate. The company also develops a pipeline of clinical-stage, opioid-based product candidates that are specifically designed to deter abuse by physical and chemical manipulation using its proprietary Guardian Technology. Its product candidates include ARYMO ER and Egalet-002 that are abuse-deterrent, extended-release, oral formulations. The company has a collaboration and license agreement with Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to commercialize OXAYDO tablets; and Shionogi Limited to develop, manufacture, and commercialize abuse-deterrent hydrocodone-based product candidates using its technology. Egalet Corporation was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) climbed 2.14% during last trading as the stock added $0.5 to finish the day at $23.84 with about 7.21M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.68M. The $9.47B market cap company, which fluctuated between $23.2 and $24.03 during the day, currently situated 44.72% above its 52 week low of $17 and -21.65% away from its one year high of $30.74. The RSI of 48.83 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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.

Groupon, Inc. (GRPN) saw its value decrease by -0.28% as the stock dropped $-0.01 to finish the day at a closing price of $3.52. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $2.15-$5.94 per share for the past year. The shares are down by -31.65% in the past three months and up by 2.03% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.2% below its 20 day moving average and -8.41% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $5.13 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 44.06. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Groupon, Inc. operates online local commerce marketplaces that connect merchants to consumers by offering goods and services at a discount in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. It also provides deals on products for which it acts as the merchant of record. The company offers deals in various categories, including food and drink, events and activities, beauty and spa, health and fitness, home and garden, and automotive; and deals on various product lines, such as electronics, sporting goods, jewelry, toys, household items, and apparel, as well as provides discounted and market rates for hotel, airfare, and package deals. It offers its deal offerings to customers through Websites; search engines; and mobile applications and mobile browsers, which enable consumers to browse, purchase, manage, and redeem deals on their mobile devices, as well as sends emails to its subscribers with deal offerings that are targeted by location and personal preferences. The company was formerly known as ThePoint.com, Inc. and changed its name to Groupon, Inc. in October 2008. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Groupon, Inc. is a subsidiary of The Point, LLC.

 

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.

 

Investor’s Alert: KeyCorp (KEY), Rite Aid Corporation (RAD), The Gap, Inc. (GPS)

KeyCorp (KEY) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.24% or $-0.23 to close the day at $18.28 on lower than average trading volume of 13.7M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 15.93M. The Cleveland Ohio 44114 based company has been outperforming the regional – midwest banks companies by 43.7241% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 0.05% YTD, versus the regional – midwest banks industry which is down -0.68% for the same period. The RSI of 62.12 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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.

Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) had a light trading with around 13.52M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 17.13M. The stock traded between $8.16 and $8.31 before closing at the price of $8.19 with -0.97% change on the day. The Camp Hill Pennsylvania 17011 based company is currently trading 29.38% above its 52 week low of $6.33 and -5.75% below its 52 week high of $8.69. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 56.18 and $8.58 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Rite Aid Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail drugstores in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Retail Pharmacy and Pharmacy Services. The Retail Pharmacy Segment sells prescription drugs; and a range of other merchandises, such as over-the-counter medications, health and beauty aids, personal care items, cosmetics, household items, food and beverages, greeting cards, seasonal merchandise, and other everyday and convenience products. It also operates retail clinics that provide treatment for common conditions; and a range of preventive services, including screenings, medical tests, immunizations, and basic physical exams. In addition, this segment provides health coaching, shared decision making tools, and health care analytics, including health coaching for medical decisions, chronic conditions, and wellness; population analytic solutions; and consulting services. The Pharmacy Services Segment provides pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services and a range of pharmacy-related services. It also offers integrated mail-order and specialty pharmacy services; and performs prescription adjudication services for other PBMs. Rite Aid Corporation has a strategic alliance with GNC. As of February 27, 2016, the company operated approximately 4,561 stores in 31 states of the United States and in the District of Columbia. Rite Aid Corporation was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) traded within a range of $22.75 to $23.8 after opening the day at $22.97. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 3.61% so far this year. The stock was down close to -3.93% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $23.25 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -23.59% below its 52 week high of $30.74 and 41.14% above its 12-month low of $17. The shares are up by over 4.25% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 44.96 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: KeyCorp (KEY), The Coca-Cola Company (KO), The Gap, Inc. (GPS)

KeyCorp (KEY) climbed 1.37% during last trading as the stock added $0.25 to finish the day at $18.51 with about 9.97M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 16.02M. The $19.83B market cap company, which fluctuated between $18.35 and $18.62 during the day, currently situated 92.25% above its 52 week low of $9.88 and -0.8% away from its one year high of $18.66. The RSI of 67.88 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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.

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) dropped $-0.15 to close the day at a new closing price of $41.65, a -0.36% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 5.53% above its 52 week low of $39.88. A total of 9.94M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 13.74M. The stock, which fluctuated between $41.59 and $41.97 during the day, currently situated -9.46% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.2% in the past one month and up by 0.39% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $45.54 and RSI of 52.56, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures and distributes various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. Its sparkling beverages include nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages with carbonation, such as carbonated energy drinks, and carbonated waters and flavored waters. The company’s still beverages comprise nonalcoholic beverages without carbonation, including noncarbonated waters, flavored and enhanced waters, noncarbonated energy drinks, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, and sports drinks. It also provides flavoring ingredients, sweeteners, beverage ingredients, and fountain syrups, as well as powders for purified water products. The Coca-Cola Company sells its products primarily under the Coca-Cola, Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Minute Maid, Georgia, Powerade, Del Valle, Schweppes, Aquarius, Minute Maid Pulpy, Dasani, Simply, Glacéau Vitaminwater, Bonaqua/Bonaqa, Gold Peak, FUZE TEA, Glacéau Smartwater, and Ice Dew brand names. The company offers its beverage products through a network of company-owned or controlled bottling and distribution operators, as well as through independent bottling partners, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers. The Coca-Cola Company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) had a active trading with around 9.88M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.32M. The stock traded between $24.16 and $24.93 before closing at the price of $24.2 with 3.07% change on the day. The San Francisco California 94105 based company is currently trading 46.9% above its 52 week low of $17 and -20.47% below its 52 week high of $30.74. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 51.64 and $25.62 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: ConocoPhillips (COP), The Gap, Inc. (GPS), DDR Corp. (DDR)

ConocoPhillips (COP) fell -0.79% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.4 to finish the day at $50.14 with about 4.8M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.85M. The $62.62B market cap company, which fluctuated between $49.93 and $50.84 during the day, currently situated 64.33% above its 52 week low of $31.05 and -5.7% away from its one year high of $53.17. The RSI of 53.73 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

ConocoPhillips explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and natural gas liquids worldwide. Its portfolio includes resource-rich North American tight oil and oil sands assets; lower-risk legacy assets in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia; various international developments; and an inventory of conventional and unconventional exploration prospects. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) dropped $-0.29 to close the day at a new closing price of $22.44, a -1.28% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 34.84% above its 52 week low of $17. A total of 4.76M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.22M. The stock, which fluctuated between $22.25 and $22.77 during the day, currently situated -27% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -10.13% in the past one month and up by 1.95% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $25.62 and RSI of 33.16, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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.

DDR Corp. (DDR) had a active trading with around 4.74M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.17M. The stock traded between $15.05 and $15.37 before closing at the price of $15.27 with 1.33% change on the day. The Beachwood Ohio 44122 based company is currently trading 4.09% above its 52 week low of $14.67 and -23.34% below its 52 week high of $19.92. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 54.55 and $16.66 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

DDR Corp. is an equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States and Puerto Rico. The firm is in the business of acquiring, owning, developing, redeveloping, expanding, leasing and managing shopping centers. It formerly known as Developers Diversified Realty Corp. DDR Corp is based in Beachwood, Ohio.