Stocks on Trader’s Radar: The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX), McDonald’s Corporation (MCD)

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.82% or $2.47 to close the day at $138.07 on active trading volume of 7.03M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.23M. The Atlanta Georgia 30339 based company has been outperforming the home improvement stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 14.87%, compared to the industry which has advanced 11.83% over the same period. With RSI of 66.92, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $148.08, making it a hold for now.

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.

Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX) fell -0.92% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.22 to finish the day at $23.68 with about 7.03M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.94M. The $32.22B market cap company, which fluctuated between $23.53 and $23.88 during the day, currently situated 51.12% above its 52 week low of $15.67 and -4.48% away from its one year high of $24.79. The RSI of 69.71 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Boston Scientific Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices for use in various interventional medical specialties worldwide. It operates through three segments: Cardiovascular, Rhythm Management, and MedSurg. The company offers interventional cardiology products, including drug-eluting coronary stent systems used in the treatment of coronary artery disease; coronary technology products to treat atherosclerosis; intraluminal catheter-directed ultrasound imaging catheters and systems for use in coronary arteries and heart chambers, as well as peripheral vessels; and structural heart therapy systems. It also provides stents, balloon catheters, wires, peripheral embolization devices, and vena cava filters used to treat peripheral disease; and biliary stents, drainage catheters, and micro-puncture sets to treat, diagnose, and ease benign and malignant tumors. In addition, the company offers cardiac rhythm management devices, such as implantable cardioverter defibrillator systems to detect and treat abnormally fast heart rhythms; implantable cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker systems used to treat heart failure; and medical technologies to diagnose and treat rate and rhythm disorders of the heart comprising steerable radio frequency ablation catheters, intracardiac ultrasound catheters, diagnostic catheters, delivery sheaths, and other accessories. Further, it provides products to diagnose and treat diseases of the pulmonary and gastrointestinal conditions; devices to diagnose, treat, and ease pulmonary disease systems within the airway and lungs; products to treat urinary stone disease and benign prostatic hyperplasia; mid-urethral sling products, sling and graft materials, pelvic floor reconstruction kits, and suturing devices; and spinal cord stimulator systems. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) saw its value decrease by -0.72% as the stock dropped $-0.88 to finish the day at a closing price of $121.38. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $110.33-$131.96 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $119.82 to $122.08 during the day, are up by 10.63% in the past three months and down by -3.89% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.3% below its 20 day moving average and 0.94% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $128.52 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 50.04. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

McDonald’s Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. The company’s restaurants offer various food products, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 36,525 restaurants, including 30,081 franchised restaurants comprising 21,147 franchised to conventional franchisees, 5,529 licensed to developmental licensees, and 3,405 licensed to foreign affiliates; and 6,444 company-operated restaurants. The company has strategic partnerships with CITIC Limited, CITIC Capital, and The Carlyle Group to expand its business in Mainland China and Hong Kong. McDonald’s Corporation was founded in 1940 and is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.

 

Stocks in Review: CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL), Time Warner Inc. (TWX), The Home Depot, Inc. (HD)

CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) traded within a range of $25.52 to $25.82 after opening the day at $25.63. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 7.49% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.24% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $25.56 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -21.92% below its 52 week high of $33.45 and 25.99% above its 12-month low of $21.94. The shares are down by over -7.31% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 65 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

CenturyLink, Inc. provides various communications services to residential, business, wholesale, and governmental customers in the United States. It operates through two segments, Business and Consumer. The company offers high-speed Internet services, which allow customers to connect to the Internet through their existing telephone lines or fiber-optic cables; multi-protocol label switching, a data networking technology to support real-time voice and video; and private line services for the transmission of data between sites. It also provides Ethernet services, including point-to-point and multi-point equipment configurations that facilitate data transmissions across metropolitan areas and wide area networks (WAN); colocation services that enable its customers to install their own information technology (IT) equipment; and managed hosting services comprising cloud and traditional computing, application management, back-up, storage, and other services. In addition, the company offers video entertainment services and satellite digital television; Voice over Internet Protocol, a real-time, two-way voice communication service; and managed services that consist of network, hosting, cloud, and IT services. Further, it provides local calling, long-distance voice, integrated services digital network, WAN, and switched access services; and data integration, which includes the sale of telecommunications equipment and providing network management, installation, and maintenance of data equipment, and the building of proprietary fiber-optic broadband networks. Additionally, the company leases and subleases space in its office buildings, warehouses, and other properties. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 6 million high-speed Internet subscribers and 285 thousand television subscribers; and operated 59 data centers in North America, Europe, and Asia. CenturyLink, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana.

Time Warner Inc. (TWX) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.44% or $0.42 to close the day at $96.11 on light trading volume of 4.86M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.12M. The New York New York 10019 based company has been outperforming the entertainment – diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 41.25%, compared to the industry which has advanced 25.6% over the same period. With RSI of 62.25, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $103.5, making it a hold for now.

Time Warner Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Turner, Home Box Office, and Warner Bros. The Turner segment owns and operates a portfolio of cable television networks and related properties that offer entertainment, sports, kids, and news programming on television and digital platforms for consumers. It operates approximately 180 channels in 200 countries. The Turner segment’s networks and related properties include TNT, TBS, Adult Swim, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Turner Sports, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, CNN, and HLN; and digital media properties comprise bleacherreport.com, NBA.com, NBA Mobile, NCAA.com, PGA.com, tntdrama.com, TBS.com, adultswim.com, and cartoonnetwork.com. It also licenses original programming to subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) services and other over-the-top services, and its brands and characters for consumer products other business ventures. This segment serves cable system operators, satellite service distributors, telephone companies, and other distributors. The Home Box Office segment provides premium pay and basic tier television services comprising HBO and Cinemax; sells its original programming through physical and digital formats; and licenses home entertainment and content to international television networks and SVOD services. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had 49 million domestic subscribers. The Warner Bros. segment produces, distributes, and licenses television programming and feature films; distributes digital and physical home entertainment products; and produces and distributes videogames, as well as licenses consumer products and brands. The company was formerly known as AOL Time Warner, Inc. and changed its name to Time Warner Inc. in 2003. Time Warner Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) gained $0.21 to close the day at a new closing price of $135.6, a 0.16% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 26.33% above its 52 week low of $109.62. A total of 4.85M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.21M. The stock, which fluctuated between $134.6 and $136 during the day, currently situated -1.43% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.12% in the past one month and up by 8.29% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $148.08 and RSI of 57.33, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), Alcoa Corporation (AA), Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (CCE)

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.57% or $-0.77 to close the day at $135.39 on light trading volume of 5.07M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.2M. The Atlanta Georgia 30339 based company has been outperforming the home improvement stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 18.73%, compared to the industry which has advanced 15.18% over the same period. With RSI of 55.71, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $147.5, making it a hold for now.

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.

Alcoa Corporation (AA) climbed 1.75% during last trading as the stock added $0.61 to finish the day at $35.42 with about 5.05M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.36M. The $6.48B market cap company, which fluctuated between $34.18 and $35.63 during the day, currently situated 77.8% above its 52 week low of $20 and 1.69% away from its one year high of $35.63. The RSI of 70.45 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

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.

Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (CCE) saw its value increase by 2.67% as the stock gained $0.88 to finish the day at a closing price of $33.86. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $30.55-$54.54 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $33.09 to $33.94 during the day, are down by -10.47% in the past three months and down by -9.7% over the past six months. It is currently trading 5.92% above its 20 day moving average and 2.86% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $38.38 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 66.88. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Coca-Cola European Partners plc, a consumer packaged goods company, produces, distributes, and markets a range of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in Europe. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Uxbridge, United Kingdom. Coca-Cola European Partners plc is a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), Dynegy Inc. (DYN), MGM Resorts International (MGM)

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) traded within a range of $134.92 to $136.29 after opening the day at $135.9. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 1.55% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.17% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $136.16 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -1.02% below its 52 week high of $139 and 26.85% above its 12-month low of $109.62. The shares are up by over 9.38% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 62.21 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

Dynegy Inc. (DYN) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -5.28% or $-0.55 to close the day at $9.87 on light trading volume of 3.87M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.09M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company has been underperforming the electric utilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -9.95%, compared to the industry which has advanced 13.13% over the same period. With RSI of 59.84, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $13.38, making it a hold for now.

Dynegy Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and sells electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services in the United States. It operates in three segments, Coal, IPH, and Gas. The company sells its services on a wholesale basis from its power generation facilities. It has a fleet of 35 power plants in 8 states totaling approximately 26,000 megawatts of generating capacity. The company serves a range of customers, including regional transmission organizations, independent system operators, integrated utilities, municipalities, electric cooperatives, transmission and distribution utilities, and power marketers; financial participants, such as banks and hedge funds; and residential, commercial, and industrial end-users. Dynegy Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

MGM Resorts International (MGM) dropped $-0.05 to close the day at a new closing price of $28.61, a -0.17% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 76.82% above its 52 week low of $16.18. A total of 3.84M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.45M. The stock, which fluctuated between $28.33 and $28.69 during the day, currently situated -6.56% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -1.24% in the past one month and up by 10.12% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $34.42 and RSI of 46.42, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

MGM Resorts International, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns and/or operates casino resorts in the United States and China. The company operates through two segments, Wholly Owned Domestic Resorts and MGM China. Its casino resorts offer gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment, retail, and other resort amenities. Its casino operations include various slots, table games, and race and sports book wagering. The company operates 12 wholly owned resorts in the United States; and MGM Macau resort and casino in China, as well as develops an integrated casino, hotel, and entertainment resort on the Cotai Strip, Macau. The company also owns and operates Shadow Creek golf course, Primm Valley Golf Club, and Fallen Oak golf course. The company serves premium gaming customers; leisure and wholesale travel customers; business travelers; and group customers, including conventions, trade associations, and small meetings. The company was formerly known as MGM MIRAGE and changed its name to MGM Resorts International in June 2010. MGM Resorts International was founded in 1986 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Stocks Alert: Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD), Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MACK), The Home Depot, Inc. (HD)

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) grew with the stock adding 1.9% or $0.3 to close at $16.11 on light trading volume of 4.02M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.49M. The Brentwood Tennessee 37027 based company operating under the Long-Term Care Facilities industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 5.99% up for the period and up by 29.71% so far this year. With price target of $16.29 and a 51.27% rebound from 52-week low, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. owns and operates senior living communities in the United States. It operates through five segments: Retirement Centers, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Centers (CCRCs) – Rental, Brookdale Ancillary Services, and Management Services. The Retirement Centers segment owns or leases communities comprising independent living and assisted living units in a single community that are primarily designed for middle to upper income senior citizens. The Assisted Living segment owns or leases communities consisting of freestanding, multi-story communities, and freestanding single story communities, which offer housing and 24-hour assistance with activities of daily life to mid-acuity frail and elderly residents. This segment also operates memory care communities for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The CCRCs – Rental segment owns or leases communities that offer various living arrangements and services to accommodate various levels of physical ability and health. The Brookdale Ancillary Services segment provides outpatient therapy, home health, and hospice services to residents of its communities, as well as to other senior living communities. The Management Services segment operates communities under the management agreements. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 130 retirement center communities with 24,486 units; 915 assisted living communities with 62,567 units; and 78 CCRCs with 21,367 units, as well as owned or leased 959 communities with 81,067 units and provided management services with respect to 164 communities with 27,353 units for third parties or unconsolidated ventures. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MACK) dropped $-0.16 to close the day at a new closing price of $3.05, a -4.98% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock -3.48% below its 52 week low of $3.03. A total of 4.02M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.1M. The stock, currently situated -66.19% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -41.46% in the past one month and down by -38.51% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $9 and RSI of 19.04, the stock still has upside potential, making it a buy for now.

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in discovering, developing and commercializing medicines consisting of novel therapeutics paired with diagnostics for the treatment of cancer primarily in the United States. The company offers ONIVYDE that is used for the treatment of patients with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas after disease progression following gemcitabine-based therapy. Its therapeutic oncology candidates in clinical development include MM-398, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of patients with previously untreated, metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma; Phase I clinical trials for the treatment of patients with glioma, pediatric solid tumors, and gastrointestinal tumors; and Phase I clinical trials for treating metastatic breast cancer. The company’s therapeutic oncology candidates also include MM-302 that is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of patients with ErbB2 (HER2) positive, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer; and MM-121, which is in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of patients with heregulin positive, advanced non-small cell lung cancer. In addition, its therapeutic oncology candidates consist of MM-141 that is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of previously untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer patients who have high serum levels of free IGF-1; and MM-151 and MM-141, which are in Phase I clinical trials for the treatment of patients with solid tumors. The company has license and collaboration agreements with Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare Corporation, and Baxter Healthcare SA; development, license, and supply agreement with Watson Laboratories, Inc.; sublicense and collaboration agreement with PharmaEngine, Inc.; collaboration agreements with Dyax Corp. and Adimab LLC,; and license agreement with University of California. Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was incorporated in 1993 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) shares were up in last trading by 0.66% to $135.93. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.21% over the past week and fell -0.04% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.68% above its 50 day moving average and 4.12% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.19% decrease in value from its one year high of $139. The RSI indicator value of 61.71, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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.

 

Stocks in Focus: Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI), Under Armour, Inc. (UA), The Home Depot, Inc. (HD)

Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI) had a light trading with around 3.14M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.12M. The stock traded between $21.93 and $22.14 before closing at the price of $22.06 with 0.64% change on the day. The Winston-Salem North Carolina 27105 based company is currently trading 3.08% above its 52 week low of $21.4 and -28.45% below its 52 week high of $31.36. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 42.28 and $32 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

Under Armour, Inc. (UA) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.27% or $-0.34 to close the day at $26.5 on light trading volume of 3.14M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.69M. The Baltimore Maryland 21230 based company has been underperforming the textile – apparel clothing group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -24.14%, compared to the industry which has dropped -4.25% over the same period. With RSI of 44.71, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $44, making it a hold for now.

Under Armour, Inc. together with its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and distributes branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories for men, women, and youth primarily in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The company offers its apparel in compression, fitted, and loose types to be worn in hot, cold, and in between the extremes. It provides various footwear products, including football, baseball, lacrosse, softball and soccer cleats, slides, performance training, running, basketball, and outdoor footwear. The company also offers accessories, which include headwear, bags, and gloves; and digital fitness platform licenses and subscriptions, as well as digital advertising, as well as licenses its brands. It primarily provides its products under the UA Logo, UNDER ARMOUR, UA, ARMOUR, HEATGEAR, COLDGEAR, ALLSEASONGEAR, PROTECT THIS HOUSE, and I WILL, as well as ARMOURBITE, ARMOURSTORM, ARMOUR FLEECE, and ARMOUR BRA trademarks. The company sells its products through wholesale channels, including national and regional sporting goods chains, independent and specialty retailers, department store chains, institutional athletic departments, and leagues and teams, as well as independent distributors; and directly to consumers through a network of brand and factory house stores, and Website. Under Armour, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) shares were down in last trading by -0.02% to $135.04. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.13% over the past week and fell -1.1% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.25% above its 50 day moving average and 3.45% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.83% decrease in value from its one year high of $139. The RSI indicator value of 55.69, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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.

 

Stocks To Track: T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS), Darling Ingredients Inc. (DAR), The Home Depot, Inc. (HD)

T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS) fell -2.18% during last trading as the stock lost $-1.28 to finish the day at $57.46 with about 4.72M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.08M. The $48.05B market cap company, currently situated 72.92% above its 52 week low of $33.23 and -3.36% away from its one year high of $59.46. The RSI of 53.23 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

T-Mobile US, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides mobile communications services for consumers and businesses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company offers voice, messaging, and data services in the postpaid, prepaid, and wholesale markets. It also provides wireless devices, including smartphones, tablets, and other mobile communication devices, as well as accessories that are manufactured by various suppliers. The company offers services, devices, and accessories under the T-Mobile and MetroPCS brands through its owned and operated retail stores, as well as through its Websites. T-Mobile US, Inc. also sells its devices and accessories to dealers and other third party distributors for resale through independent third-party retail outlets and various third-party Websites. It delivers wireless services to approximately 65.5 million customers. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. T-Mobile US, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom Holding B.V.

Darling Ingredients Inc. (DAR) gained $0.1 to close the day at a new closing price of $12.78, a 0.79% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 64.27% above its 52 week low of $7.78. A total of 4.66M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.26M. The stock, which fluctuated between $11.88 and $12.79 during the day, currently situated -19.77% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -6.99% in the past one month and down by -4.34% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $16.93 and RSI of 39.32, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Darling Ingredients Inc. develops, produces, and sells natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients worldwide. It operates in three segments: Feed Ingredients, Food Ingredients, and Fuel Ingredients. The company offers a range of ingredients and customized specialty solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, technical, fuel, bioenergy, and fertilizer industries. It collects and transforms various animal by-product streams into useable and specialty ingredients, such as gelatin, edible fats, feed-grade fats, animal proteins and meals, plasma, pet food ingredients, organic fertilizers, yellow grease, fuel feedstocks, green energy, natural casings, and hides. The company also recovers and converts used cooking oil and commercial bakery residuals into valuable feed and fuel ingredients. In addition, it provides grease trap services to food establishments; environmental services to food processors; and sells restaurant cooking oil delivery and collection equipment. The company was formerly known as Darling International Inc. and changed its name to Darling Ingredients Inc. in May 2014. Darling Ingredients Inc. was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) had a light trading with around 4.64M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.18M. The stock traded between $134.74 and $136.38 before closing at the price of $135.7 with -0.29% change on the day. The Atlanta Georgia 30339 based company is currently trading 26.43% above its 52 week low of $109.62 and -1.35% below its 52 week high of $139. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 57.94 and $147.04 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

 

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 Buzz: InterCloud Systems, Inc. (ICLD), Symantec Corporation (SYMC), The Home Depot, Inc. (HD)

InterCloud Systems, Inc. (ICLD) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.9% or $0.01 to close the day at $0.03 on active trading volume of 4.31M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.46M. The Shrewsbury New Jersey 07702 based company has been underperforming the information technology services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing 0%, compared to the industry which has advanced 22.56% over the same period. With RSI of 33.67, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $0, making it a hold for now.

InterCloud Systems, Inc. provides end-to-end IT and network solutions to the telecommunications service provider and corporate enterprise markets through cloud platforms and professional services in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Applications and Infrastructure, Professional Services, Managed Services, and Cloud Services. The company offers various services, including platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, database as a service, and software as a service; and network management, 24x7x365 monitoring, security monitoring, and storage and backup services. It also provides software-defined networking (SDN) training, SDN software development and integration, virtualized network functions validation in a multi-vendor environment, unified communications, interactive voice response, and session initiation protocol based call centers, as well as structured cabling and other field installations. In addition, the company designs, engineers, installs, and maintains various types of Wi-Fi and wide-area, distributed antenna system, and small cell distribution networks for incumbent local exchange carriers, telecommunications original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), cable broadband multiple system operators, and enterprise customers, as well as designs, installs, and maintains hardware solutions for the OEMs that support voice, data, and optical networks. Further, it provides consulting and professional staffing solutions to the service-provider and enterprise market in support of IT and next-generation networks comprising project management, network implementation, network installation, network upgrades, rebuilds, maintenance, and consulting services. Additionally, the company’s engineering, design, installation, and maintenance services support the build-out and operation of enterprise, fiber optic, Ethernet, and wireless networks. InterCloud Systems, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.

Symantec Corporation (SYMC) retreated with the stock falling -0.08% or $-0.02 to close at $24.99 on light trading volume of 4.31M compared its three months average trading volume of 8.24M. The Mountain View California 94043 based company operating under the Security Software & Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 54.29% up for the period and up by 4.6% so far this year. With price target of $26.43 and a 72.66% rebound from 52-week low, Symantec Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Symantec Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides cybersecurity solutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Consumer Security and Enterprise Security. The Consumer Security segment offers Norton-branded services that provide multi-layer security and identity protection on desktop and mobile operating systems to defend against online threats to individuals, families, and small businesses. Its Norton Security products help customers protect against complex threats and address the need for identity protection, while also managing mobile and digital data, such as personal financial records, photos, music, and videos. The Enterprise Security segment provides threat protection products, information protection products, cyber security services, and Website security offerings. Its products protect customer data from threats, such as advanced protection threats, malicious spam and phishing attacks, malware, drive-by Website infections, hackers, and cyber criminals; prevent the loss of confidential data by insiders; and help customers achieve and maintain compliance with laws and regulations. This segment delivers its solutions through various methods, such as software, appliance, software-as-a-service, and managed services. The company serves individuals, households, and small businesses; small, medium, and large enterprises; and government and public sector customers. It markets and sells its products and related services through direct sales force, e-commerce platforms, distributors, direct marketers, Internet-based resellers, system builders, Internet service providers, wireless carriers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, and retail and online stores. Symantec Corporation was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.58% or $0.78 to close the day at $134.31 on lower than average trading volume of 4.31M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.18M. The Atlanta Georgia 30339 based company has been outperforming the home improvement stores companies by 5.1924% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 0.17% YTD, versus the home improvement stores industry which is up 0.08% for the same period. The RSI of 55.78 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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.

 

Stocks Alert: The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), Philip Morris International Inc. (PM), HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC)

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) retreated with the stock falling -0.28% or $-0.37 to close at $133.53 on light trading volume of 3.82M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.24M. The Atlanta Georgia 30339 based company operating under the Home Improvement Stores industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 8.75% up for the period and down by -0.41% so far this year. With price target of $147.04 and a 24.4% rebound from 52-week low, The Home Depot, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) gained $0.71 to close the day at a new closing price of $91.84, a 0.78% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 13.43% above its 52 week low of $84.46. A total of 3.81M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.01M. The stock, which fluctuated between $90.73 and $91.96 during the day, currently situated -9.93% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 5.35% in the past one month and down by -2.87% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $101.06 and RSI of 53.26, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, other tobacco products, and other nicotine-containing products. Its portfolio of brands comprises Marlboro, Merit, Parliament, Virginia S., L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Lark, Muratti, Next, and Red & White. The company also owns various cigarette brands, such as Dji Sam Soe, Sampoerna, and U Mild in Indonesia; Champion, Fortune, and Hope in the Philippines; Apollo-Soyuz and Optima in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston in Colombia; Belmont, Canadian Classics, and Number 7 in Canada; Best in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados in Mexico; Assos in Greece; and Petra in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It markets and sells its products in approximately 180 countries in the European Union, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Canada. Philip Morris International Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is based in New York, New York.

HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC) shares were down in last trading by -5.16% to $32.01. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -3.47% over the past week and grew 2.83% in the past month. It is currently trading 10.35% above its 50 day moving average and 17.04% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -17.97% decrease in value from its one year high of $39.17. The RSI indicator value of 53.99, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

HollyFrontier Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refiner in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Refining and HEP. It primarily produces high-value refined products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, specialty lubricant products, liquid petroleum gas, fuel oil, and specialty and modified asphalt. The company offers its products to other refiners, convenience store chains, independent marketers, retailers, truck stop chains, wholesalers, railroads, governmental entities, paving contractors or manufacturers, and commercial and specialty markets, as well as for commercial airline use. It owns and operates five refineries with a combined crude oil processing capacity of approximately 443,000 barrels per day in El Dorado, Kansas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Artesia, New Mexico; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Woods Cross, Utah, as well as owns and operates asphalt terminals in Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma; and vacuum distillation and other facilities in Lovington, New Mexico. HollyFrontier Corporation’s refineries serve markets in the Mid-Continent, Southwest, and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States. The company was formerly known as Holly Corporation and changed its name to HollyFrontier Corporation as a result of its merger with Frontier Oil Corporation in July 2011. HollyFrontier Corporation was founded in 1947 and is based in Dallas, Texas.