Stocks Intraday Alert: V.F. Corporation (VFC), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE), Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)

V.F. Corporation (VFC) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.3% or $-0.15 to close the day at $50.37 on higher than average trading volume of 7.01M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.63M. The Greensboro North Carolina 27408 based company has been underperforming the textile – apparel clothing companies by -10.2647% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -5.59% YTD, versus the textile – apparel clothing industry which is down -8.02% for the same period. The RSI of 44.9 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

V.F. Corporation engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products in the United States and Europe. The company primarily offers outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment, youth culture/action sports-inspired footwear, handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, accessories, surfing-inspired footwear, merino wool socks, women’s activewear, and travel accessories under the The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Kipling, Napapijri, Jansport, Reef, Smartwool, Eastpak, lucy, and Eagle Creek brands. It also provides denim, casual apparel, footwear, and accessories under the Wrangler, Lee, Lee Casuals, Riders by Lee, Rustler, Timber Creek by Wrangler, and Rock & Republic brands. In addition, the company offers occupational, protective occupational, athletic, licensed athletic, and licensed apparel products under the Red Kap, Bulwark, Horace Small, Majestic, MLB, NFL, and Harley-Davidson brands; sportswear apparel, luggage, and accessories under the Nautica brand; and handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, and accessories under the Kipling brand. Further, it provides premium denim apparel, footwear, and accessories under the 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, and Ella Moss brands. The company sells its products primarily to specialty stores, department stores, national chains, and mass merchants, as well as sells through company operated stores, concession retail stores, and e-commerce sites. V.F. Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) had a active trading with around 6.85M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.3M. The stock traded between $24.21 and $24.48 before closing at the price of $24.33 with -0.21% change on the day. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company is currently trading 100.61% above its 52 week low of $12.82 and -1.59% below its 52 week high of $24.79. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 66.63 and $24.71 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) traded within a range of $76.77 to $79.21 after opening the day at $77.17. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 2.78% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.76% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $78.9 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -8.05% below its 52 week high of $87.75 and 13.63% above its 12-month low of $72.34. The shares are up by over 6.26% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 63.84 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Regulated Utilities, International Energy, and Commercial Portfolio. The Regulated Utilities segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana; and transports and sells natural gas in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment owns approximately 50,000 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity; and uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity. It serves approximately 7.4 million retail electric customers in 6 states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States with a service area covering approximately 95,000 square miles; and approximately 525,000 retail natural gas customers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. This segment is also involved in the wholesale of electricity to incorporated municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities. The International Energy segment operates and manages power generation facilities; and markets and sells electric power, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. This segment serves retail distributors, electric utilities, independent power producers, marketers, and industrial and commercial companies. The Commercial Portfolio segment acquires, builds, develops, and operates wind and solar renewable generation and energy transmission projects. Its portfolio includes nonregulated renewable energy, electric transmission, natural gas infrastructure, and energy storage businesses. This segment has 22 wind farms and 38 commercial solar farms with a capacity of 2,400 MW across 11 states. The company was formerly known as Duke Energy Holding Corp. and changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in April 2005. Duke Energy Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

Investor’s Watch List: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE), Cerner Corporation (CERN), Halliburton Company (HAL)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) had a active trading with around 8.31M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.55M. The stock traded between $23.98 and $24.26 before closing at the price of $23.99 with -0.37% change on the day. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company is currently trading 102.01% above its 52 week low of $12.27 and -2.97% below its 52 week high of $24.79. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 62.52 and $24.71 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

Cerner Corporation (CERN) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -4.42% or $-2.38 to close the day at $51.5 on active trading volume of 8.31M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.27M. The North Kansas City Missouri 64117 based company has been underperforming the healthcare information services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -4.54%, compared to the industry which has advanced 14.96% over the same period. With RSI of 47.13, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $59.7, making it a hold for now.

Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports health care information technology, health care devices, hardware, and content solutions for health care organizations and consumers in the United States and internationally. The company offers Cerner Millennium architecture, which includes clinical, financial, and management information systems that allow providers to access an individual’s electronic health record at the point of care, and organizes and delivers information for physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front- and back-office professionals, and consumers. It also provides HealtheIntent platform, a cloud-based platform that enables organizations to aggregate, transform, and reconcile data across the continuum of care, as well as assists to enhance outcomes and lower costs. In addition, the company offers a portfolio of clinical and financial health care information technology solutions, as well as departmental, connectivity, population health, and care coordination solutions; and various complementary services, including support, hosting, managed, implementation, and strategic consulting services. Further, it provides various services, such as implementation and training, remote hosting, operational management, revenue cycle, support and maintenance, health care data analysis, clinical process optimization, transaction processing, employer health centers, employee wellness programs, and third party administrator services for employer-based health plans; and complementary hardware and devices for third parties. It serves integrated delivery networks, physician groups and networks, managed care organizations, hospitals, medical centers, reference laboratories, home health agencies, blood banks, imaging centers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, employers, governments, and public health organizations. Cerner Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in North Kansas City, Missouri.

Halliburton Company (HAL) shares were down in last trading by -0.97% to $56.13. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.8% over the past week and grew 1.34% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.05% above its 50 day moving average and 20.02% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.51% decrease in value from its one year high of $58.78. The RSI indicator value of 51.14, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products to the upstream oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company’s Completion and Production segment offers production enhancement services, including stimulation and sand control services; and cementing services, such as bonding the well, well casing, and casing equipment. It also provides completion tools that offer downhole solutions and services, including well completion products and services, intelligent well completions, liner hanger systems, sand control systems, and service tools; pressure control services comprising coiled tubing, hydraulic workover units, and downhole tools; and pipeline and process services, such as pre-commissioning and maintenance, subsea pipeline, conventional pipeline, and process services. In addition, this segment offers oilfield production and completion chemicals and services; electrical submersible pumps and progressive cavity pumps; and installation, maintenance, repair, and testing services. The company’s Drilling and Evaluation segment provides drilling fluid systems, performance additives, completion fluids, solids control, specialized testing equipment, and waste management services; and drilling systems and services. It also offers wireline and perforating services, including open-hole logging, and cased-hole and slickline services; and drill bits and services comprising roller cone rock bits, fixed cutter bits, hole enlargement, and related downhole tools and services, as well as coring equipment and services. In addition, this segment offers integrated exploration, drilling, and production software, as well as related professional and data management services; testing and subsea services, such as acquisition and analysis of reservoir information and optimization solutions; and oilfield project management and integrated solutions. Halliburton Company was founded in 1919 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks Under Consideration: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE), Coty Inc. (COTY), Newell Brands Inc. (NWL)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) retreated with the stock falling -0.25% or $-0.06 to close at $23.63 on active trading volume of 6.08M compared its three months average trading volume of 10.85M. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 87.95% up for the period and up by 2.12% so far this year. With price target of $24.71 and a 98.98% rebound from 52-week low, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Coty Inc. (COTY) had a light trading with around 6.06M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.76M. The stock traded between $19.46 and $20.09 before closing at the price of $20.04 with 2.66% change on the day. The New York New York 10118 based company is currently trading 12.46% above its 52 week low of $17.94 and -35.52% below its 52 week high of $31.6. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $21.18 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Coty Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes beauty products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Fragrances, Color Cosmetics, Skin & Body Care, and Brazil Acquisition. It offers fragrances under the Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Davidoff, Chloé, Balenciaga, Beyoncé, Bottega Veneta, Guess?, Katy Perry, Miu Miu, and Roberto Cavalli brand names. The company also provides lip, eye, nail, and facial color products under the Bourjois, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, and OPI brands. In addition, it offers shower gels, deodorants, skin care, and sun treatment products under the adidas, Lancaster, philosophy, and Playboy brand names; and hair straighteners, hair dryers, curlers, and hair brushes; and spray, serum, cream, and foam product lines to curl, fix, protect, shine, straighten, and volumize hair. The company also markets its products under the Astor, Coty, Joop!, Jovan, Manhattan, and N.Y.C. New York Color brands. It sells its products through retailers, including hypermarkets, supermarkets, independent and chain drug stores and pharmacies, upscale perfumeries, upscale and mid-tier department stores, nail salons, specialty retailers, duty-free shops and traditional food, and drug and mass retailers. Coty Inc. was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) saw its value increase by 1.43% as the stock gained $0.65 to finish the day at a closing price of $46.17. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $33.26-$55.45 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $45.35 to $46.31 during the day, are down by -5.71% in the past three months and down by -14.1% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.11% below its 20 day moving average and -0.38% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $57.19 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 49.15.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Newell Brands Inc. designs, sources, and distributes consumer and commercial products worldwide. The company offers markers and highlighters, pens, and pencils; art products; activity-based adhesive and cutting products; fine writing instruments; and labeling solutions under the Sharpie, Paper Mate, Expo, Prismacolor, Mr.Sketch, Elmer’s, X-Acto, Parker, Waterman, and Dymo Office brands. It also provides indoor/outdoor organization, food storage, and home storage products; durable beverage containers; gourmet cookware, bakeware, and cutlery; and hair care accessories under the Rubbermaid, Contigo, Bubba, Calphalon, and Goody brands; and home fragrance products under the WoodWick Candle brand. In addition, the company offers hand and power tool accessories, industrial band saw blades, tools for HVAC systems, and industrial label makers and printers under Irwin, Lenox, Hilmor, and Dymo Industrial brands; cleaning and refuse products, hygiene systems, and material handling solutions under the Rubbermaid Commercial Products brand names; and infant and juvenile products, such as car seats, strollers, highchairs, and playards directly under the Graco, Baby Jogger, Aprica, and Teutonia brands. Further, it provides branded consumer products, consumables, and household staples under the Yankee Candle, Waddington, Ball, Diamond, First Alert, NUK, and Pine Mountain brands; kitchen appliances and home environment products under the Crock-Pot, FoodSaver, Holmes, Mr. Coffee, Oster, Rainbow, and Sunbeam brands; products for outdoor and outdoor-related activities under the Coleman, Jostens, Berkley, Shakespeare, Rawlings, Völkl, K2, and Marmot brands; and plastic products, including closures, contact lens packaging, medical disposables, plastic cutlery, and rigid packaging under the Jarden name. The company was formerly known as Newell Rubbermaid Inc. and changed its name to Newell Brands Inc. in April 2016. The company was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: ConocoPhillips (COP), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE), Altria Group, Inc. (MO)

ConocoPhillips (COP) climbed 0.39% during last trading as the stock added $0.19 to finish the day at $48.69 with about 8.62M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7M. The $60.33B market cap company, which fluctuated between $47.28 and $49.34 during the day, currently situated 59.57% above its 52 week low of $31.05 and -8.43% away from its one year high of $53.17. The RSI of 44.49 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) gained $0.1 to close the day at a new closing price of $22.69, a 0.44% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 91.06% above its 52 week low of $12.02. A total of 8.3M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 10.84M. The stock, which fluctuated between $22.26 and $22.74 during the day, currently situated -8.23% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.2% in the past one month and up by 3.04% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $24.71 and RSI of 46.01, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

Altria Group, Inc. (MO) had a active trading with around 8.08M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.93M. The stock traded between $71.33 and $72.08 before closing at the price of $71.45 with 0.08% change on the day. The Richmond Virginia 23230 based company is currently trading 25.9% above its 52 week low of $58.84 and -0.76% below its 52 week high of $72.08. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 82.82 and $69.45 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States. It offers cigarettes primarily under the Marlboro brand; cigars principally under the Black & Mild brand; and moist smokeless tobacco products under the Copenhagen and Skoal, Red Seal and Husky, and Marlboro Snus brand names. The company also produces and sells varietal and blended table wines, and sparkling wines under the Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Crest, and 14 Hands names; and imports and markets Antinori, Torres, and Villa Maria Estate wines, as well as Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte in the United States. In addition, it provides finance leasing services primarily in aircraft, railcar, electric power, real estate, and manufacturing industries. The company sells its tobacco products primarily to wholesalers, including distributors; large retail organizations, such as chain stores; and the armed services. Altria Group, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI), Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE)

D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) had a active trading with around 7.35M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.94M. The stock traded between $29.78 and $30.63 before closing at the price of $29.91 with -2.61% change on the day. The Fort Worth Texas 76102 based company is currently trading 31.35% above its 52 week low of $22.97 and -12.94% below its 52 week high of $34.56. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 57.69 and $34.43 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.79% or $-0.46 to close the day at $57.58 on light trading volume of 2.27M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.5M. The McLean Virginia 22102 based company has been outperforming the lodging group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 58.2%, compared to the industry which has advanced 12.29% over the same period. With RSI of 57.78, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $80.78, making it a hold for now.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., a hospitality company, owns, leases, manages, develops, and franchises hotels, resorts, and timeshare properties worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Ownership, Management and Franchise, and Timeshare. It also licenses its brands to franchisees; provides hotel management services for third parties; and markets and sells timeshare interests owned by Hilton and third parties. In addition, the company provides consumer financing, which includes interest income generated from the origination of consumer loans to finance their purchase of timeshare intervals. It operates hotels under the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Grand Vacations, and Hampton Inn brands. As of December 29, 2016, the company had approximately 4,800 managed, franchised, owned, and leased hotels, resorts, and timeshare properties comprising 789,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) shares were up in last trading by 2.39% to $22.68. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.92% over the past week and fell -2.83% in the past month. It is currently trading -2.91% below its 50 day moving average and 8.81% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -8.27% decrease in value from its one year high of $24.79. The RSI indicator value of 45.63, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

 

Stocks on the Move: U.S. Bancorp (USB), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE), Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL)

U.S. Bancorp (USB) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.08% or $0.04 to close the day at $52.99 on light trading volume of 6.85M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.66M. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55402 based company has been outperforming the regional – midwest banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 38.5%, compared to the industry which has advanced 49.35% over the same period. With RSI of 66.61, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $54, making it a hold for now.

U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company, provides a range of financial services in the United States. It offers depository services, which include checking accounts, savings accounts, and time certificate contracts; and lending services, such as traditional credit products, as well as credit card services, leasing financing, import/export trade, asset-backed lending, agricultural finance, and other products. The company also provides ancillary services, including capital markets, treasury management, and receivable lock-box collection services to corporate customers; and a range of asset management and fiduciary services for individuals, estates, foundations, business corporations, and charitable organizations. In addition, it offers investment and insurance products to the company’s customers principally within its markets, as well as fund administration services to a range of mutual and other funds. Further, the company provides corporate and purchasing card, and corporate trust services; and merchant processing services, as well as offers cash and investment management, ATM processing, mortgage banking, and brokerage and leasing services. It serves individuals, businesses, institutional organizations, governmental entities, and other financial institutions. The company offers its services through a network of 3,133 banking offices primarily in the Midwest and West regions of the United States; and a network of 4,936 ATMs, as well as through on-line services and over mobile devices. U.S. Bancorp was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) fell -0.31% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.07 to finish the day at $22.55 with about 6.81M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.8M. The $37.54B market cap company, which fluctuated between $22.48 and $22.8 during the day, currently situated 89.88% above its 52 week low of $12.02 and -8.79% away from its one year high of $24.79. The RSI of 42.09 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) saw its value decrease by -2.36% as the stock dropped $-1.2 to finish the day at a closing price of $49.7. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $32.6-$52.76 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $49.57 to $51.12 during the day, are up by 20.6% in the past three months and up by 27.55% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.79% below its 20 day moving average and 0.09% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $61.13 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 48.77. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Airline and Refinery. Its route network is centered around a system of hubs, international gateways, and airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Tokyo-Narita. The company sells its tickets through various distribution channels, including delta.com and mobile, telephone reservations, traditional brick and mortar, and online travel agencies. It also provides aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services; staffing, and professional security and training services, as well as aviation solutions to third parties; vacation packages to third-party consumers; and aircraft charters, and aircraft management and programs. As of February 3, 2016, the company operated a fleet of approximately 800 aircrafts. Delta Air Lines, Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Stocks in Focus: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE), Netflix, Inc. (NFLX), The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) had a active trading with around 7.3M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.81M. The stock traded between $22.83 and $23.14 before closing at the price of $22.98 with 0.39% change on the day. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company is currently trading 93.5% above its 52 week low of $12.02 and -7.05% below its 52 week high of $24.79. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 48 and $24.71 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.42% or $-0.59 to close the day at $139.52 on light trading volume of 7.24M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.39M. The Los Gatos California 95032 based company has been outperforming the catv systems group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 42.61%, compared to the industry which has advanced 18.45% over the same period. With RSI of 71.52, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $144.4, making it a hold for now.

Netflix, Inc., an Internet television network, engages in the Internet delivery of television (TV) shows and movies on various Internet-connected screens. The company operates in three segments: Domestic streaming, International streaming and Domestic DVD. It offer members with the ability to receive TV shows and movies streaming content, including original series, documentaries, and feature films through a host of Internet-connected screens, such as TVs, digital video players, TV set-top boxes, and mobile devices. The company also provides DVDs-by-mail membership services. As of October 17, 2016, it served approximately 86 million streaming members in 190 countries. Netflix, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.

The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX) shares were up in last trading by 1.02% to $30.62. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 3.52% over the past week and grew 9.4% in the past month. It is currently trading 9.4% above its 50 day moving average and 17.39% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.73% decrease in value from its one year high of $31.16. The RSI indicator value of 66.52, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Blackstone Group L.P. is a publicly owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm also provides financial advisory services to its clients. It provides its services to public and corporate pension funds, academic, cultural, and charitable organizations, retirees, sovereign wealth funds, and institutional and individual investors. The firm manages separate client focused portfolios for its clients. It launches fixed income mutual funds. The firm also launches and manages private equity funds, real estate funds, funds of hedge funds, and credit-focused funds for its clients. It invests in private equity, public equity, fixed income, and alternative investment markets. The Blackstone Group L.P. was founded in 1985 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices in London, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Beijing, China, Dubai, UAE, Dusseldorf, Germany, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Mexico City, Mexico, Paris, France, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Seoul, Korea, Shanghai, China, Singapore, Sydney, Australia, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Tokyo, Japan.

 

Stocks on Trader’s Radar: Arconic Inc. (ARNC), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE), PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM)

Arconic Inc. develops and manufactures engineered products for aerospace, industrial gas turbine, commercial transportation, and oil and gas markets. It offers airfoils, fasteners, rings, forgings, extrusions, alloys, and industrial gas turbines; and titanium aero ingots and mill products, as well as multi-material airframe subassemblies, technologies, and materials, such as 3D printing and titanium aluminides. The company also provides aluminum sheets and plates for the aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation, brazing, and industrial markets. In addition, it provides forged aluminum truck wheels and other transportation products; aluminum curtain walls and front entry systems, including self-cleaning facades, and blast proof and hurricane resistant entrances for building and construction markets; and extrusions for trains, buildings, and various industrial applications. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in New York, New York.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) climbed 1.42% during last trading as the stock added $0.32 to finish the day at $22.89 with about 8.22M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.82M. The $38.78B market cap company, which fluctuated between $22.66 and $23.09 during the day, currently situated 92.75% above its 52 week low of $12.02 and -7.42% away from its one year high of $24.79. The RSI of 47.81 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM) saw its value increase by 5.88% as the stock gained $1.13 to finish the day at a closing price of $20.34. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $15.21-$22.4 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $19.59 to $20.35 during the day, are up by 7.23% in the past three months and down by -6.42% over the past six months. It is currently trading 8.28% above its 20 day moving average and 8.09% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $22.35 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 70.07. The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

PulteGroup, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the homebuilding business in the United States. The company is involved in the acquisition and development of land primarily for residential purposes; and the construction of housing on such land. It offers various home designs, including single-family detached, townhouses, condominiums, and duplexes under the Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes John Wieland Homes, and Neighborhoods names. As of March 31, 2016, the company controlled 102,580 owned lots and 43,072 lots under land option agreements. It also arranges financing through the origination of mortgage loans, principally for homebuyers; sells the servicing rights for the originated loans; and provides title insurance policies, and examination and closing services to homebuyers. The company was formerly known as Pulte Homes, Inc. and changed its name to PulteGroup, Inc. in March 2010. PulteGroup, Inc. was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Stocks Alert: Hecla Mining Company (HL), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE), PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL)

Hecla Mining Company (HL) grew with the stock adding 5.05% or $0.31 to close at $6.45 on active trading volume of 8.59M compared its three months average trading volume of 12.29M. The Coeur d'Alene Idaho 83815 based company operating under the Silver industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 309.37% up for the period and up by 23.09% so far this year. With price target of $6.33 and a 337.03% rebound from 52-week low, Hecla Mining Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Hecla Mining Company, together with its subsidiaries, discovers, acquires, develops, produces, and markets precious and base metal deposits worldwide. The company offers unrefined gold and silver bullion bars to precious metals traders; and lead, zinc, and bulk concentrates to custom smelters and brokers. It owns 100% interests in the Greens Creek mine located on Admiralty Island in Southeast Alaska; the Lucky Friday unit located in the Coeur d’Alene mining district in northern Idaho; the Casa Berardi mine located in the Abitibi region of north-western Quebec, Canada; and the San Sebastian unit located in the state of Durango, Mexico. The company was founded in 1891 and is based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) dropped $-0.31 to close the day at a new closing price of $22.57, a -1.35% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 93.19% above its 52 week low of $12.02. A total of 8.57M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 10.92M. The stock, which fluctuated between $22.39 and $22.93 during the day, currently situated -8.71% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -5.33% in the past one month and up by 3.43% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $24.71 and RSI of 41.16, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) shares were down in last trading by -0.17% to $41.62. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.05% over the past week and grew 4.73% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.79% above its 50 day moving average and 6.46% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.51% decrease in value from its one year high of $44.52. The RSI indicator value of 61.63, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

PayPal Holdings, Inc. operates as a technology platform company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants worldwide. It enables businesses of various sizes to accept payments from merchant Websites, mobile devices, and applications, as well as at offline retail locations through a range of payment solutions, including PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, and Xoom products. The company’s platform allows customers to pay and get paid, transfer and withdraw funds to their bank accounts, and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in various currencies. PayPal Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

 

Stocks in Focus: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE), The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK), Fastenal Company (FAST)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) had a active trading with around 8.45M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.15M. The stock traded between $22.59 and $22.99 before closing at the price of $22.86 with 0.75% change on the day. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company is currently trading 98.95% above its 52 week low of $11.62 and -7.54% below its 52 week high of $24.79. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 43.27 and $24.71 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.43% or $-0.2 to close the day at $46.23 on active trading volume of 8.42M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.25M. The New York New York 10286 based company has been outperforming the asset management group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 31.02%, compared to the industry which has advanced 28.89% over the same period. With RSI of 37.11, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $52.81, making it a hold for now.

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

Fastenal Company (FAST) shares were up in last trading by 5.8% to $51.06. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 9.78% over the past week and grew 5.43% in the past month. It is currently trading 9.76% above its 50 day moving average and 16.6% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a 3.55% increase in value from its one year high of $51.56. The RSI indicator value of 77.15, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It offers fasteners, and other industrial and construction supplies primarily under the Fastenal name. The company’s fastener products include threaded fasteners, such as bolts, nuts, screws, studs, and related washers, which are used in manufactured products and building projects, as well as in the maintenance and repair of machines and structures. It also offers miscellaneous supplies and hardware, including various pins and machinery keys, concrete anchors, metal framing systems, wire ropes, strut products, rivets, and related accessories. The company serves the manufacturing market comprising original equipment manufacturers, maintenance, repair, and operations; and non-residential construction market, which include general, electrical, plumbing, sheet metal, and road contractors. It also serves farmers, truckers, railroads, mining companies, schools, and retail trades; and oil exploration, production, and refinement companies, as well as federal, state, and local governmental entities. The company distributes its products through a network of approximately 2,600 company owned stores. Fastenal Company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Winona, Minnesota.