Stocks Roundup: The Gap, Inc. (GPS), Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAV), Mattel, Inc. (MAT)

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) retreated with the stock falling -3% or $-0.73 to close at $23.63 on light trading volume of 5.82M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.56M. The San Francisco California 94105 based company operating under the Apparel Stores industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 3.57% up for the period and up by 5.3% so far this year. With price target of $25.52 and a 43.44% rebound from 52-week low, The Gap, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAV) had a active trading with around 5.79M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.51M. The stock traded between $10.29 and $10.64 before closing at the price of $10.58 with 3.52% change on the day. The Milpitas California 95035 based company is currently trading 83.04% above its 52 week low of $5.78 and 1.34% above its 52 week high of $10.64. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $9.46 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Viavi Solutions Inc. provides network test, monitoring, and assurance solutions to communications service providers, and enterprises and their ecosystems worldwide. The company operates through Network Enablement, Service Enablement, and Optical Security and Performance Products segments. The Network Enablement segment offers testing solutions that access the network to perform build-out and maintenance tasks. This segment provides solutions that include instruments, software and services to design, build, activate, certify, troubleshoot, and optimize networks. It also offers support and professional services, such as repair, calibration, software support, and technical assistance for the products; and system integration projects comprising project management, installation, and implementation, as well as product and technology training, and consulting services. The Service Enablement segment provides embedded systems and enterprise performance management solutions for communication service providers and enterprises with visibility into network, service, and application. This segment’s solutions include instruments, microprobes, and software, which monitor, collect, and analyze network data to reveal the actual customer experience and to identify opportunities for new revenue streams and network optimization. The Optical Security and Performance Products segment provides optical security solutions with a strategic focus on serving the anti-counterfeiting market through advanced security pigments, thread substrates, and printed features for the currency, pharmaceutical, and consumer electronic sectors. This segment also offers thin-film coating solutions for 3D sensing applications. The company was formerly known as JDS Uniphase Corporation and changed its name to Viavi Solutions Inc. in August 2015. Viavi Solutions Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

Mattel, Inc. (MAT) saw its value increase by 0.7% as the stock gained $0.18 to finish the day at a closing price of $25.91. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $25.17-$34.76 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $25.55 to $26.05 during the day, are down by -14.55% in the past three months and down by -22.12% over the past six months. It is currently trading -6.7% below its 20 day moving average and -9.62% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $31.27 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 35.74.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Mattel, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a range of toy products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: North America, International, and American Girl. It offers dolls and accessories, vehicles and play sets, and games and puzzles under the Mattel Girls & Boys brands, including Barbie, Monster High, Disney Classics, Ever After High, Little Mommy, Polly Pocket, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, CARS, Disney Planes, BOOMco, Radica, Toy Story, Max Steel, WWE Wrestling, and DC Comics. The company also provides its products under the Fisher-Price brands, such as Fisher-Price, Little People, BabyGear, Laugh & Learn, Imaginext, Thomas & Friends, Dora the Explorer, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney Jake, the Never Land Pirates, and Power Wheels. In addition, it offers its products under the American Girl brands comprising Truly Me, BeForever, and Bitty Baby; and construction, and arts and crafts brands, such as MEGA BLOKS, RoseArt, and Board Dudes, as well as publishes the American Girl magazine. Mattel, Inc. sells its products directly to consumers via its catalog, Website, and proprietary retail stores, as well as directly to retailers, including discount and free-standing toy stores, chain stores, department stores, and other retail outlets; to wholesalers; and through agents and distributors. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in El Segundo, California.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Zendesk, Inc. (ZEN), Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. (OCRX), The Gap, Inc. (GPS)

Zendesk, Inc. (ZEN) climbed 15.45% during last trading as the stock added $3.79 to finish the day at $28.32 with about 6.14M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.22M. The $2.66B market cap company, which fluctuated between $27.59 and $29.53 during the day, currently situated 96.87% above its 52 week low of $15.09 and -11.15% away from its one year high of $31.88. The RSI of 77.52 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell 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.

Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. (OCRX) dropped $-0.07 to close the day at a new closing price of $0.66, a -9.47% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 26.92% above its 52 week low of $0.52. A total of 6.12M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 957.16K. The stock, which fluctuated between $0.64 and $0.79 during the day, currently situated -83.08% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -70% in the past one month and down by -69.3% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $5.2 and RSI of 24.85, the stock still has upside potential, making it a buy for now.

Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. operates as a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company. It focuses on the development and commercialization of OCR-002, which is in Phase IIb trials for the treatment of hyperammonemia and hepatic encephalopathy in patients with liver cirrhosis, acute liver injury, and acute liver failure, as well as in the areas of unmet medical need. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) had a light trading with around 6.11M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.6M. The stock traded between $23.06 and $24.1 before closing at the price of $23.97 with 2.83% change on the day. The San Francisco California 94105 based company is currently trading 45.51% above its 52 week low of $17 and -21.23% below its 52 week high of $30.74. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 53.07 and $25.55 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.

 

Momentum Stocks in Focus: Ocean Rig UDW LLC (ORIG), Callon Petroleum Company (CPE), The Gap, Inc. (GPS)

Ocean Rig UDW LLC (ORIG) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -15.32% or $-0.19 to close the day at $1.05 on active trading volume of 5.98M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.33M. The Nicosia NI 1075 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas drilling & exploration group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 14.13%, compared to the industry which has advanced 93.12% over the same period. With RSI of 26.86, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $0, making it a hold for now.

Ocean Rig UDW LLC was founded in 2010 and is based in Houston, Texas. Ocean Rig UDW LLC operates as a subsidiary of Ocean Rig UDW Inc.

Callon Petroleum Company (CPE) retreated with the stock falling -2.86% or $-0.41 to close at $13.91 on active trading volume of 5.96M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.05M. The Natchez Mississippi 39120 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 121.85% up for the period and down by -9.5% so far this year. With price target of $19.96 and a 144.04% rebound from 52-week low, Callon Petroleum Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Callon Petroleum Company, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores for, develops, and produces oil and natural gas properties in the Permian Basin in West Texas. As of December 31, 2015, the company estimated net proved reserves totaled 54.3 million barrel of oil equivalent. Callon Petroleum Company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Natchez, Mississippi.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.04% or $-0.24 to close the day at $22.74 on lower than average trading volume of 5.87M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.67M. The San Francisco California 94105 based company has been underperforming the apparel stores companies by -10.8% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 1.34% YTD, versus the apparel stores industry which is down -4.48% for the same period. The RSI of 39.45 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.

 

Traders Watch list: WPX Energy, Inc. (WPX), The Gap, Inc. (GPS), Alcoa Corporation (AA)

WPX Energy, Inc. (WPX) saw its value increase by 1.66% as the stock gained $0.23 to finish the day at a closing price of $14.08. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $3.51-$16.17 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $13.69 to $14.22 during the day, are up by 33.33% in the past three months and up by 45.01% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.56% above its 20 day moving average and -1.6% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $18.15 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 48.64.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) shares were up in last trading by 0.79% to $22.97. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.73% over the past week and fell -5.08% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.55% below its 50 day moving average and -0.86% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -24.51% decrease in value from its one year high of $30.74. The RSI indicator value of 44.29, 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.

Alcoa Corporation (AA) traded within a range of $36.83 to $38.05 after opening the day at $37.87. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 31.27% so far this year. The stock was down close to -2.18% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $36.86 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -5.34% below its 52 week high of $38.94 and 85.02% above its 12-month low of $20. The shares are up by over 60.89% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 64.68 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Alcoa Corporation engages in mining and production of bauxite, alumina, and aluminum products. It owns seven bauxite mines located near principal Atlantic and Pacific markets; and provides smelter grade alumina to aluminum manufacturers in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, as well as non-metallurgical grade alumina for industrial chemical operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The company is also involved in mining, refining, smelting, casting, and rolling aluminum products; production of aluminum billets, foundry ingots, rolling slabs, rods, powders, and proprietary alloys; and generation and sale of renewable energy. In addition, it produces and sells rolled aluminum sheets used in packaging, including aluminum bottles and food cans. The company was formerly known as Alcoa Upstream Corporation and changed its name to Alcoa Corporation in October 2016. Alcoa Corporation is based in New York, New York.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: WPX Energy, Inc. (WPX), The Gap, Inc. (GPS), Gentex Corporation (GNTX)

WPX Energy, Inc. (WPX) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.07% or $0.01 to close the day at $14.28 on lower than average trading volume of 6.35M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.31M. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74172 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas companies by 25.8606% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -1.99% YTD, versus the independent oil & gas industry which is down -0.4% for the same period. The RSI of 54.34 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) had a light trading with around 6.1M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.52M. The stock traded between $22.53 and $23.97 before closing at the price of $22.58 with -5.4% change on the day. The San Francisco California 94105 based company is currently trading 37.07% above its 52 week low of $17 and -25.79% below its 52 week high of $30.74. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 38.63 and $25.66 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.

Gentex Corporation (GNTX) traded within a range of $19.95 to $21.54 after opening the day at $19.96. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 8.3% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.99% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $21.23 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -3.02% below its 52 week high of $21.89 and 67.69% above its 12-month low of $13.02. The shares are up by over 25.74% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 63.05 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Gentex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and electronics for the automotive industry; dimmable aircraft windows for the aviation industry; and commercial smoke alarms and signaling devices for the fire protection industry worldwide. It offers automotive products, including interior and exterior electrochromic automatic-dimming rearview mirrors, automotive electronics, and interior and exterior non-automatic-dimming rearview mirrors with electronic features for automotive passenger cars, light trucks, pick-up trucks, sport utility vehicles, and vans for original equipment manufacturers, tier one automotive mirror manufacturers, and various aftermarket and accessory customers. The company also provides photoelectric smoke detectors and alarms, audible and visual signaling alarms, electrochemical carbon monoxide detectors and alarms, and bells and speakers for use in fire detection systems in office buildings, hotels, and other commercial and residential establishments. Gentex Corporation sells its fire protection products directly, as well as through sales managers and manufacturer representative organizations to fire protection and security product distributors, electrical wholesale houses, and original equipment manufacturers of fire protection systems. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan.

 

Stocks Roundup: The Gap, Inc. (GPS), Callon Petroleum Company (CPE), New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYCB)

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) retreated with the stock falling -1.93% or $-0.47 to close at $23.87 on light trading volume of 5.47M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.51M. The San Francisco California 94105 based company operating under the Apparel Stores industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 4.49% up for the period and up by 6.37% so far this year. With price target of $25.66 and a 44.9% rebound from 52-week low, The Gap, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Callon Petroleum Company (CPE) had a active trading with around 5.46M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.03M. The stock traded between $15.2 and $15.64 before closing at the price of $15.61 with 2.5% change on the day. The Natchez Mississippi 39120 based company is currently trading 182.28% above its 52 week low of $5.7 and -15.76% below its 52 week high of $18.53. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $19.88 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Callon Petroleum Company, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores for, develops, and produces oil and natural gas properties in the Permian Basin in West Texas. As of December 31, 2015, the company estimated net proved reserves totaled 54.3 million barrel of oil equivalent. Callon Petroleum Company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Natchez, Mississippi.

New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYCB) saw its value increase by 0.46% as the stock gained $0.07 to finish the day at a closing price of $15.13. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $13.74-$17.68 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $14.91 to $15.15 during the day, are up by 6.58% in the past three months and up by 8.61% over the past six months. It is currently trading -4.38% below its 20 day moving average and -5.89% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $16.36 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 36.54.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

New York Community Bancorp, Inc. operates as a holding company for New York Community Bank and New York Commercial Bank that offer banking products and financial services in Metro New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida, and Arizona. The company offers various deposit products that include checking and savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, certificates of deposit, NOW and money market accounts, and non-interest-bearing accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises one-to-four family loans; multi-family loans; commercial real estate loans; acquisition, development, and construction loans; commercial and industrial loans; home equity lines of credit; and consumer loans. The company also provides installment loans, revolving lines of credit, and insurance products, as well as cash management, online and phone banking, and ATM services. It serves small and mid-size businesses, professional associations, and government agencies, as well as consumers. The company serves its customers through a network of 227 Community Bank branches, 30 Commercial Bank branches, and 273 ATM locations. The company was formerly known as Queens County Bancorp, Inc. and changed its name to New York Community Bancorp, Inc. in November 2000. New York Community Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1859 and is based in Westbury, New York.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: VEREIT, Inc. (VER), Exelon Corporation (EXC), The Gap, Inc. (GPS)

VEREIT, Inc. (VER) fell -0.58% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.05 to finish the day at $8.56 with about 5.21M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.51M. The $8.33B market cap company, which fluctuated between $8.51 and $8.65 during the day, currently situated 24.53% above its 52 week low of $7.1 and -21.52% away from its one year high of $11.09. The RSI of 50.92 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

VEREIT, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. It owns and acquires single tenant, freestanding commercial real estate that is net leased on a medium-term basis, primarily to investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants. The company principally invests in retail and office properties. It was formerly known as American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. VEREIT, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Exelon Corporation (EXC) dropped $-0.17 to close the day at a new closing price of $35.13, a -0.48% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 34.42% above its 52 week low of $27.64. A total of 5.21M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.35M. The stock, which fluctuated between $35.1 and $35.4 during the day, currently situated -5.03% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.03% in the past one month and up by 9.17% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $38.42 and RSI of 50.33, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Exelon Corporation, a utility services holding company, engages in the energy generation and delivery businesses in the United States and Canada. It owns electric generating facilities, such as nuclear, fossil, and hydroelectric generation facilities, as well as wind and solar facilities. The company also sells renewable energy and other energy-related products and services; and engages in natural gas and oil exploration and production activities, as well as sells electricity and natural gas to wholesale and retail customers. In addition, it is involved in the purchase and regulated retail sale of electricity, and the provision of electricity transmission and distribution services to retail customers in northern Illinois, southeastern Pennsylvania, and central Maryland. Further, the company engages in the purchase and regulated retail sale of natural gas, and the provision of gas distribution services to retail customers in the Pennsylvania counties surrounding the City of Philadelphia, as well as in central Maryland, including the City of Baltimore. It serves distribution utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, and financial institutions, as well as commercial, industrial, governmental, and residential customers. The company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) had a light trading with around 5.18M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.43M. The stock traded between $23.81 and $24.23 before closing at the price of $24.18 with 1.77% change on the day. The San Francisco California 94105 based company is currently trading 46.78% above its 52 week low of $17 and -20.54% below its 52 week high of $30.74. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 52.34 and $25.66 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.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: The Gap, Inc. (GPS), First Data Corporation (FDC), Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B)

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) saw its value decrease by -1.82% as the stock dropped $-0.44 to finish the day at a closing price of $23.76. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $17-$30.74 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $23.51 to $24.15 during the day, are down by -9.35% in the past three months and down by -0.35% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.63% above its 20 day moving average and -4.88% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $25.66 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 49.24.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.

First Data Corporation (FDC) shares were down in last trading by -2.41% to $15.41. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.13% over the past week and grew 3.98% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.96% above its 50 day moving average and 16.86% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.2% decrease in value from its one year high of $15.92. The RSI indicator value of 54.05, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

First Data Corporation provides electronic commerce solutions for merchants, financial institutions, and card issuers worldwide. It operates through three segments: Global Business Solutions, Global Financial Solutions, and Network & Security Solutions. The Global Business Solutions segment offers retail point-of-sale merchant acquiring and e-commerce services; and next-generation offerings, such as mobile payment services and webstore-in-a-box solutions, as well as its cloud-based Clover point-of-sale operating system, which includes a marketplace for proprietary and third-party business applications. The Global Financial Solutions segment provides credit solutions for bank and non-bank issuers, including credit and retail private-label card processing solutions; and licensed financial software systems, such as VisionPLUS bank processing application and lending solutions. This segment also offers a suite of related services, including card personalization and embossing, statement printing, client service, and remittance processing services to financial institutions. The Network & Security Solutions segment provides various value-added solutions, which include electronic funds transfer network solutions, such as debit card processing solutions; stored value network solutions; and security and fraud management solutions. This segment also supports its online and mobile banking digital strategies, and its business supporting mobile wallets. First Data Corporation was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B) traded within a range of $158.61 to $160.28 after opening the day at $160.19. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -2.56% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.87% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $158.81 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -5.05% below its 52 week high of $167.25 and 28.54% above its 12-month low of $123.55. The shares are up by over 9.91% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 37.57 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. operates as a holding company. It provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, as well as life, accident, and health reinsurance; and operates railroad systems in North America. The company also generates, transmits, and distributes electricity from solar, wind, nuclear, geothermal, and hydro sources; operates natural gas distribution and storage facilities, interstate pipelines, and compressor and meter stations; and holds interest in coal mining assets. In addition, it offers real estate brokerage services; invests in fixed-income and equity instruments; and engages in manufactured housing and finance business, leasing of transportation equipment, and furniture leasing activities. Further, the company manufactures boxed chocolates and other confectionery products; specialty chemicals, metal cutting tools, and other products; flooring, insulation, roofing and engineered, building and engineered components, paint and coating, and bricks and masonry products; recreational vehicles, apparel products, jewelry, and custom picture framing products; and alkaline batteries. Additionally, it manufactures structural investment castings and forged components, machined airframe components and engineered critical fasteners; airfoil castings; titanium and nickel superalloy melted and mill products; and seamless pipes, fittings, and forgings. The company distributes newspapers, televisions, and information; franchises and services quick service restaurants; distributes electronic components; and offers steel and logistics services, professional aviation training programs, and fractional aircraft ownership programs. In addition, it retails automobiles; furniture, bedding, and accessories; household appliances, electronics, and computers; jewelry, watches, crystal, china, stemware, flatware, gifts, and collectibles; kitchen tools; and motorcycle apparel and equipment. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

Traders Watch list: Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM), The Gap, Inc. (GPS), Twilio Inc. (TWLO)

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM) saw its value increase by 0.13% as the stock gained $0.04 to finish the day at a closing price of $30.81. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $27.67-$35.58 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $30.59 to $30.96 during the day, are up by 7.77% in the past three months and down by -6.24% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.7% below its 20 day moving average and -0.31% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $29.94 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 47.76.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. operates natural and organic foods supermarkets. Its stores offers produce, packaged goods, bulk, frozen, dairy, meat, bakery, prepared foods, coffee, tea, beer, wine, cheese, nutritional supplements, vitamins, body care, pet foods, and household goods. As of November 2, 2016, the company operated 464 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) shares were up in last trading by 1.38% to $24.2. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.83% over the past week and grew 2.16% in the past month. It is currently trading -3.31% below its 50 day moving average and 4.32% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -20.47% decrease in value from its one year high of $30.74. The RSI indicator value of 52.95, 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.

Twilio Inc. (TWLO) traded within a range of $28.02 to $29 after opening the day at $28.55. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.63% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.63% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $28.38 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -60.01% below its 52 week high of $70.96 and 19.95% above its 12-month low of $23.66. The shares are down by over -38.98% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 42.62 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Twilio Inc. provides cloud communications platform that enables developers to build, scale, and operate communications within software applications through the cloud as a pay-as-you-go service in the United States and internationally. It offers programmable communications cloud software that enables developers to embed voice, messaging, video, and authentication capabilities into their applications through application programming interfaces. The company also provides use case products, such as a two-factor authentication solution. Twilio Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered San Francisco, California.

 

Investor’s Alert: D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI), Western Digital Corporation (WDC), The Gap, Inc. (GPS)

D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.72% or $-0.49 to close the day at $28.01 on lower than average trading volume of 4.12M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.67M. The Fort Worth Texas 76102 based company has been outperforming the residential construction companies by -4.4176% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 2.49% YTD, versus the residential construction industry which is up 0.97% for the same period. The RSI of 46.87 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 26 states and 78 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America’s Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Regent Homes, Crown Communities, and Pacific Ridge Homes. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes; and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes, and condominiums. It is also involved in the origination and sale of mortgages; and provision of title insurance policies, and examination and closing services. The company primarily serves title insurance agents, homebuyers, and homebuilding customers. D.R. Horton, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

Western Digital Corporation (WDC) had a light trading with around 4.12M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.28M. The stock traded at the price of $71.67 with -2.14% change on the day. The Irvine California 92612 based company is currently trading 110.45% above its 52 week low of $34.99 and -2.45% below its 52 week high of $73.47. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 62.29 and $79.02 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Western Digital Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells data storage devices and solutions worldwide. It offers performance hard disk drives (HDDs) that are used in enterprise servers, data analysis, and other enterprise applications; capacity HDDs and drive configurations for use in data storage systems and tiered storage models, as well as for use in storage of data for years; and enterprise solid state drives (SSDs), including NAND-flash SSDs and software solutions that are designed to enhance the performance in various enterprise workload environments. The company also provides InfiniFlash System, a system solution that offers petabyte scalable capacity with performance metrics; higher value data storage platforms and systems; datacenter software and systems; and HDDs and SSDs for desktop PCs, notebook PCs, gaming consoles, set top boxes, security surveillance systems, and other computing devices. In addition, it offers embedded NAND-flash storage products, including custom embedded solutions; and iNAND embedded flash products, such as multi-chip package solutions that combine NAND and mobile dynamic random-access memory in an integrated package for mobile phones, tablets, notebook PCs, and other portable and wearable devices, as well as in automotive and connected home applications, and NAND-flash wafers. Further, it provides HDDs embedded into WD- and HGST-branded external storage products; and NAND-flash products, which include cards, universal serial bus flash drives, and wireless drives. Additionally, the company licenses its technologies. The company sells its products under the HGST, SanDisk, and WD brands to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure players, and retailers. It serves storage subsystem suppliers, OEMs, Internet and social media infrastructure players, and PC and Mac OEMs. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) traded within a range of $23.77 to $24.25 after opening the day at $24.05. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 6.37% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.42% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $23.87 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -21.55% below its 52 week high of $30.74 and 44.9% above its 12-month low of $17. The shares are down by over -6.93% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 43.62 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.