Stocks Highlights: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH), NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG)

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) had a active trading with around 6.6M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.83M. The stock traded between $18.11 and $18.4 before closing at the price of $18.31 with 0.88% change on the day. The Bethesda Maryland 20817 based company is currently trading 58.48% above its 52 week low of $12.79 and -6.01% below its 52 week high of $19.51. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 50.82 and $18.03 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.82% or $-2.92 to close the day at $157.74 on active trading volume of 6.59M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.02M. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55343 based company has been outperforming the health care plans group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 42.55%, compared to the industry which has advanced 13.8% over the same period. With RSI of 41.38, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $181.9, making it a hold for now.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the United States. The company’s UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, individuals, and military service members; and health care coverage, and health and well-being services to individuals aged 50 and older addressing their needs for preventive and acute health care services. It also provides services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals; Medicaid plans, Children’s Health Insurance Program, and health care programs; and health services, including commercial health and dental benefits. This segment serves through a network of 1 million physicians and other health care professionals, as well as approximately 6,000 hospitals and other facilities. Its OptumHealth segment offers health management services, including care delivery and management, wellness and consumer engagement, distribution, and health financial services. This segment serves individuals through programs offered by employers, payers, government entities, and directly with the care delivery systems. The company’s OptumInsight segment provides software and information products, advisory consulting services, and business process outsourcing and support services to hospitals, physicians, commercial health plans, government agencies, life sciences companies, and other organizations. Its OptumRx segment offers pharmacy care services and programs, including retail pharmacy network management, home delivery and specialty pharmacy, manufacturer rebate contracting and administration, benefit plan design and consultation, claims processing, and clinical program services, such as formulary management and compliance, drug utilization review, and disease and drug therapy management. The company was founded in 1974 and is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) shares were down in last trading by -0.52% to $15.26. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 12.04% over the past week and grew 21.3% in the past month. It is currently trading 25.32% above its 50 day moving average and 16.32% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -16.28% decrease in value from its one year high of $18.32. The RSI indicator value of 79.77, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a power company. The company provides electricity; system power, distributed generation, solar and wind products, backup generation, storage and distributed solar, demand response, energy efficiency, electric vehicle charging stations, and on-site energy solutions; carbon management and specialty services; and various energy services, such as operations, maintenance, technical, development, and asset management services. It owns and operates approximately 50,000 megawatts of generation. The company also offers retail energy, rooftop solar, portable solar, and battery products home services; and various bundled products, which combine energy with protection products, energy efficiency, and renewable energy solutions, as well as offers installation and contract management services for residential solar customers. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 2.77 million recurring and 624,000 discrete customers. In addition, the company owns, operates, and develops solar and wind power projects; develops, constructs, and finances a range of solutions for utilities, schools, municipalities, and commercial markets; and trades in electric power, natural gas, and related commodity and financial products, including forwards, futures, options, and swaps. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 90 active fossil fuel and nuclear plants, 16 utility scale solar facilities, and 36 wind farms and multiple distributed solar facilities. Further, the company transacts in and trades fuel and transportation services; directly sells energy, services, and products and services to retail customers under the NRG, Reliant, and other names; and provides steam, hot water, and chilled water, as well as electricity to commercial businesses, universities, hospitals, and governmental units. NRG Energy, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey.

 

Stocks To Watch: Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), U.S. Bancorp (USB)

Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR) traded within a range of $3.52 to $3.57 after opening the day at $3.53. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.73% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.28% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $3.54 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -33.69% below its 52 week high of $5.85 and 17.74% above its 12-month low of $3.1. The shares are down by over -8.75% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 53.37 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Frontier Communications Corporation provides regulated and unregulated voice, data, and video services to residential, business, and wholesale customers in the United States. The company offers residential services, such as fiber-to-the-home and fiber-to-the-node broadband, as well as traditional copper-based broadband products; and commercial services, including Ethernet, dedicated Internet, multiprotocol label switching, time division multiplexing, data transport services, and optical transport services. It also provides Frontier Secure suite of products for computer security, cloud backup and sharing, identity protection, equipment insurance, and technical support; unified messaging services comprising call forwarding, conference calling, caller identification, voicemail, and call waiting services; long distance network services; and packages of communications services. In addition, the company offers switched access services that facilitate other carriers to use the company’s facilities to originate and terminate their local and long distance voice traffic; satellite TV video services; and a range of third-party communications equipment to small, medium, and enterprise business customers. As of December 31, 2015, it had approximately 3,124,200 residential customers; approximately 289,200 business customers; and 2,462,100 broadband subscribers. The company also operates a retail store in Southern California. The company was formerly known as Citizens Communications Company and changed its name to Frontier Communications Corporation in July 2008. Frontier Communications Corporation was founded in 1927 and is based in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.33% or $0.24 to close the day at $18.26 on active trading volume of 7.91M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.63M. The Bethesda Maryland 20817 based company has been outperforming the reit – hotel/motel group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 39.58%, compared to the industry which has advanced 35.41% over the same period. With RSI of 48.33, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $18.03, making it a hold for now.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

U.S. Bancorp (USB) gained $0.26 to close the day at a new closing price of $51.69, a 0.51% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 42.94% above its 52 week low of $37.07. A total of 7.87M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.54M. The stock, which fluctuated between $51.49 and $52.14 during the day, currently situated -1.35% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.52% in the past one month and up by 21.19% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $53.5 and RSI of 56.77, the stock still has upside potential, 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.

 

Momentum Stocks in Focus: Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.42% or $0.22 to close the day at $52.68 on light trading volume of 11.05M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 14.51M. The New York New York 10036 based company has been outperforming the telecom services – domestic group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 24.5%, compared to the industry which has advanced 24.17% over the same period. With RSI of 58.5, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $52.77, making it a hold for now.

Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. Its Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data services; messaging services; wireless Internet access services on notebook computers and tablets; multimedia access services; business-focused services; location-based services; global data services; home phone connect services; high-speed Internet service; and network access and value added services to support wireless connections for the Internet of Things (IoT). This segment also provides IoT services that support devices used in health monitoring, education, manufacturing, utilities, distribution, and consumer products markets, as well as offers wireless devices, including smartphones and basic phones, tablets, and other Internet access devices. As of December 31, 2015, it had 112.1 million retail connections. The company’s Wireline segment provides high-speed Internet, Fios Internet, and Fios video services; voice services, such as local exchange, regional and long distance calling, and voice messaging services, as well as VoIP services; network products and solutions comprising private Internet protocol (IP), public Internet, Ethernet, and optical networking services; IT infrastructure services, including collocation and managed hosting; cloud services, such as computing, storage, backup, recovery, and application platforms; and business communications services. This segment also offers IoT services; data security services; voice and data services; and data, voice, local dial tone, and broadband services primarily to local, long distance, and other carriers. The company was formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. Verizon Communications Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in New York, New York.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) retreated with the stock falling -0.88% or $-0.16 to close at $18.02 on active trading volume of 10.59M compared its three months average trading volume of 10.52M. The Bethesda Maryland 20817 based company operating under the REIT – Hotel/Motel industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 41.02% up for the period and down by -4.35% so far this year. With price target of $17.79 and a 55.97% rebound from 52-week low, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.54% or $-0.47 to close the day at $86.34 on lower than average trading volume of 10.39M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.69M. The Irving Texas 75039 based company has been outperforming the major integrated oil & gas companies by -0.1134% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -4.34% YTD, versus the major integrated oil & gas industry which is up 1.43% for the same period. The RSI of 37.09 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

 

Traders Watch list: Oracle Corporation (ORCL), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST)

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) saw its value decrease by -0.95% as the stock dropped $-0.37 to finish the day at a closing price of $38.66. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $33.13-$42 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $38.66 to $39.07 during the day, are up by 0.5% in the past three months and down by -5.93% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.23% below its 20 day moving average and -1.32% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $44 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 45.17.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems, and related services worldwide. It offers services in three primary layers of the cloud: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. The company licenses its Oracle Database software, which enables storage, retrieval, and manipulation of various forms of data; and Oracle Fusion Middleware software to build, deploy, secure, access, and integrate business applications, as well as automate their business processes. It also provides a range of software for mobile computing to address the development needs of businesses; and Java, a software development language. In addition, the company offers application software, such as human capital and talent management, customer experience and customer relationship management, financial management and governance, risk and compliance, procurement, project portfolio management, supply chain management, business analytics and enterprise performance management, and industry-specific application software. Further, it offers hardware systems products, such as Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, networking, industry specific hardware, virtualization software, operating systems, management software, and related hardware services. Additionally, the company offers customers with rights to software product upgrades and maintenance releases, patches released, and Internet access to technical content, as well as Internet and telephone access to technical support personnel. The company also provides consulting services, such as IT strategy alignment, enterprise architecture planning and design, initial product implementation and integration, and ongoing product enhancement and upgrade; customer support services; and education services. Oracle Corporation was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) shares were down in last trading by -1.08% to $83.49. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.84% over the past week and fell -0.01% in the past month. It is currently trading -0.99% below its 50 day moving average and -0.5% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.86% decrease in value from its one year high of $90.33. The RSI indicator value of 41.03, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) traded within a range of $18 to $18.5 after opening the day at $18.29. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -4.3% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.93% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $18.03 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -7.44% below its 52 week high of $19.51 and 56.06% above its 12-month low of $12.17. The shares are up by over 16.45% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 46.02 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE), Twitter, Inc. (TWTR)

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) traded within a range of $17.94 to $18.32 after opening the day at $18.28. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -3.4% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.27% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $18.2 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -6.57% below its 52 week high of $19.51 and 57.53% above its 12-month low of $12.17. The shares are up by over 19.07% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 48.8 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -4.73% or $-0.94 to close the day at $18.92 on light trading volume of 12.29M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.42M. The Dallas Texas 75225 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas pipelines group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 92.8%, compared to the industry which has advanced 47.56% over the same period. With RSI of 59.56, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $19.5, making it a hold for now.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. It owns and operates approximately 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas; and approximately 12,300 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. Its midstream operations include ownership and operation of approximately 35,000 miles of in service natural gas pipelines, 31 natural gas processing plants, 21 natural gas treating facilities, and 4 natural gas conditioning facilities in Texas, New Mexico, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana; operation of natural gas gathering, oil pipeline, and oil stabilization facilities in South Texas, as well as a natural gas gathering system in Ohio; and transportation and supply of water to natural gas producers in Pennsylvania. The company’s natural gas liquid (NGL) transportation and services operations include ownership of approximately 2,000 miles of NGL pipelines, three NGL processing plants, four NGL and propane fractionation facilities, and NGL storage facilities. It also sells gasoline and middle distillates at retail; operates convenience stores primarily on the east coast and in the Midwest region of the United States; and gathers, purchases, stores, transports, markets, and sells crude oil, NGLs, and refined products. In addition, it provides natural gas compression services; treating services, such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide removal, natural gas cooling, dehydration, and British thermal unit management services; and manages coal and natural resources properties, as well as sells standing timber, leases coal-related infrastructure facilities, collects oil and gas royalties, and generates a total of 75 megawatts electrical power. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) gained $0.33 to close the day at a new closing price of $17.5, a 1.92% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 27.46% above its 52 week low of $13.73. A total of 11.89M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 23.64M. The stock, which fluctuated between $17.19 and $17.56 during the day, currently situated -30.69% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -10.16% in the past one month and down by -11.84% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $16.92 and RSI of 49.61, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Twitter, Inc. operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope and Vine, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live. It also provides promoted products and services, such as promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends that enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services; and subscription access to its data feed for data partners. In addition, the company offers a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets for developers to contribute their content to its platform; syndicate and distribute Twitter content across their properties; and enhance their Websites and applications with Twitter content. Twitter, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Stocks To Track: Intel Corporation (INTC), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), Oracle Corporation (ORCL)

Intel Corporation (INTC) climbed 0.36% during last trading as the stock added $0.13 to finish the day at $36.48 with about 15.11M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 20.4M. The $174.74B market cap company, which fluctuated between $36.19 and $36.68 during the day, currently situated 34.95% above its 52 week low of $27.68 and -4.18% away from its one year high of $38.36. The RSI of 54.84 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) dropped $-0.25 to close the day at a new closing price of $18.25, a -1.35% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 57.96% above its 52 week low of $12.17. A total of 14.82M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 10.29M. The stock, which fluctuated between $18.15 and $18.57 during the day, currently situated -6.31% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.07% in the past one month and up by 18.93% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $17.5 and RSI of 49.97, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) had a active trading with around 14.81M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 12.6M. The stock traded between $38.38 and $38.75 before closing at the price of $38.45 with -0.49% change on the day. The Redwood City California 94065 based company is currently trading 17.83% above its 52 week low of $33.13 and -7.54% below its 52 week high of $42. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 41.35 and $44 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems, and related services worldwide. It offers services in three primary layers of the cloud: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. The company licenses its Oracle Database software, which enables storage, retrieval, and manipulation of various forms of data; and Oracle Fusion Middleware software to build, deploy, secure, access, and integrate business applications, as well as automate their business processes. It also provides a range of software for mobile computing to address the development needs of businesses; and Java, a software development language. In addition, the company offers application software, such as human capital and talent management, customer experience and customer relationship management, financial management and governance, risk and compliance, procurement, project portfolio management, supply chain management, business analytics and enterprise performance management, and industry-specific application software. Further, it offers hardware systems products, such as Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, networking, industry specific hardware, virtualization software, operating systems, management software, and related hardware services. Additionally, the company offers customers with rights to software product upgrades and maintenance releases, patches released, and Internet access to technical content, as well as Internet and telephone access to technical support personnel. The company also provides consulting services, such as IT strategy alignment, enterprise architecture planning and design, initial product implementation and integration, and ongoing product enhancement and upgrade; customer support services; and education services. Oracle Corporation was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), Micron Technology, Inc. (MU), EnteroMedics Inc. (ETRM)

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) had a active trading with around 19.88M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.14M. The stock traded between $18.34 and $19.36 before closing at the price of $18.5 with -4.34% change on the day. The Bethesda Maryland 20817 based company is currently trading 60.13% above its 52 week low of $12.17 and -5.03% below its 52 week high of $19.51. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 54.91 and $17.5 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.12% or $-0.25 to close the day at $22.11 on light trading volume of 19.75M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 26.39M. The Boise Idaho 83716 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor- memory chips group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 55.49%, compared to the industry which has advanced 52.6% over the same period. With RSI of 62.13, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $26.58, making it a hold for now.

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

EnteroMedics Inc. (ETRM) shares were up in last trading by 89.95% to $3.97. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 60.08% over the past week and grew 7519.96% in the past month. It is currently trading 1335.9% above its 50 day moving average and 933.04% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a 42.29% increase in value from its one year high of $4.98. The RSI indicator value of 88.02, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

EnteroMedics Inc., a medical device company, focuses on the design and development of devices that use neuroblocking technology to treat obesity, metabolic diseases, and other gastrointestinal disorders. Its proprietary neuroblocking technology is designed to intermittently block the vagus nerve using electrical impulses. The company develops the Maestro Rechargeable System, which is used to limit the expansion of the stomach, control hunger sensations between meals, reduce the frequency and intensity of stomach contractions, and produce a feeling of early and prolonged fullness. It has collaboration with Mayo Clinic for the development and testing of products for the treatment of obesity. The company was formerly known as Beta Medical, Inc. and changed its name to EnteroMedics Inc. in 2003. EnteroMedics Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

 

Stocks In Queue: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Office Depot, Inc. (ODP)

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) climbed 1.54% during last trading as the stock added $0.29 to finish the day at $19.13 with about 8.86M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.06M. The $14.09B market cap company, which fluctuated between $18.82 and $19.13 during the day, currently situated 65.58% above its 52 week low of $12.17 and -0.64% away from its one year high of $19.51. The RSI of 70.1 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) gained $0.12 to close the day at a new closing price of $84.2, a 0.14% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 16.78% above its 52 week low of $74.46. A total of 8.78M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 11.88M. The stock, which fluctuated between $83.5 and $84.39 during the day, currently situated -6.07% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.86% in the past one month and down by -4.3% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $90.72 and RSI of 47.41, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

Office Depot, Inc. (ODP) had a active trading with around 8.68M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.48M. The stock traded between $4.4 and $4.68 before closing at the price of $4.52 with 0% change on the day. The Boca Raton Florida 33496 based company is currently trading 50.98% above its 52 week low of $3.01 and -42.14% below its 52 week high of $7.91. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 46.41 and $4.99 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Office Depot, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies office products and services. It operates in three segments: North American Retail, North American Business Solutions, and International. The company sells office supplies, technology products and solutions, business machines and related supplies, facilities products, and office furniture. It also offers copy and print services. The company sells its products and services to consumers and businesses through office supply stores, a contract sales force, Internet sites, an outbound telephone account management sales force, direct marketing catalogs, and call centers, as well as participates under licensing and merchandise arrangements in Latin America, Europe, Israel, and Japan. As of December 26, 2015, it operated 1,564 stores in the United States, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and 147 stores in France, South Korea, Sweden, New Zealand, and Australia. The company offers its products under various labels, including Office Depot, OfficeMax, Foray, Ativa, TUL, Realspace, WorkPro, Brenton Studio, Highmark, Grand & Toy, and Viking Office Products. Office Depot, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

 

Stocks To Watch: Gevo, Inc. (GEVO), Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST)

Gevo, Inc. (GEVO) traded within a range of $0.168 to $0.191 after opening the day at $0.18. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -72.1% so far this year. The stock was down close to -12.36% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $0.17 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -87.28% below its 52 week high of $1.36 and -3.89% below its 12-month low of $0.168. The shares are down by over -63.96% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 26.74 is bullish. They are not pointing to a rebound in the stock. We should get in as it looks to have found a bottom.

Gevo, Inc., a renewable chemicals and biofuels company, focuses on the development and commercialization of alternatives to petroleum-based products based on isobutanol produced from renewable feedstocks. It operates in two segments, Gevo, Inc. and Gevo Development/Agri-Energy. The company engages in the research and development, and production of isobutanol; development of its proprietary biocatalysts; production and sale of biojet fuel; and retrofit process of chemicals and biofuels. It is also involved in the production of ethanol, isobutanol, and related products. Gevo, Inc. produces and separates its renewable isobutanol through the Gevo Integrated Fermentation Technology platform. The company was formerly known as Methanotech, Inc. and changed its name to Gevo, Inc. in March 2006. Gevo, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.08% or $0.03 to close the day at $38.67 on light trading volume of 6.43M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.72M. The Sunnyvale California 94089 based company has been outperforming the internet information providers group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 16.27%, compared to the industry which has advanced 1.76% over the same period. With RSI of 39.89, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $45.86, making it a hold for now.

Yahoo! Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides search and display advertising services on Yahoo properties and affiliate sites worldwide. The company offers Yahoo Search that serves as a guide for users to discover information on the Internet; Yahoo Mail, which connects users to the people and content; and Yahoo Messenger, an instant messaging service, which enables users to connect, communicate, and share experiences in real-time. It also provides digital content products, including Yahoo News, which gives users to discover, consume, and engage around the news, content, and video; Yahoo Sports, which serves audiences of sports enthusiasts; Yahoo Finance that offers a range of financial data, information, and tools; Yahoo Lifestyle to engage users passionate about style and fashion; and Tumblr, which provides a Web platform and mobile applications on iOS and android to create, share, and curate content, as well as Tumblr messaging that enables users to engage with other users that share their same interests and passions. In addition, the company provides advertiser products, such as Yahoo Gemini, a marketplace for search and native advertising; and BrightRoll, which offers a suite of media-agnostic tools to enable advertisers, publishers, and partners connect with users across ad formats and devices. Further, it offers advertising formats; and digital advertising products, such as Yahoo native, Yahoo video, Yahoo premium, and Yahoo audience ads. Additionally, the company offers Yahoo Mobile Developer suite consisting of Flurry Analytics, Yahoo App Publishing, Yahoo App Marketing, and Tumblr In-App Sharing tools to measure, monetize, advertise, and improve their apps. Yahoo! Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) gained $0.09 to close the day at a new closing price of $18.84, a 0.48% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 63.07% above its 52 week low of $12.17. A total of 6.38M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 10.18M. The stock, which fluctuated between $18.58 and $18.95 during the day, currently situated -2.14% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 7.02% in the past one month and up by 22.62% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $17.5 and RSI of 66.41, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

 

Traders Recap: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), Halliburton Company (HAL)

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.07% or $-0.05 to close the day at $69.26 on lower than average trading volume of 4.29M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.74M. The Bentonville Arkansas 72716 based company has been outperforming the discount, variety stores companies by -1.4034% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 16.27% YTD, versus the discount, variety stores industry which is up 10.86% for the same period. The RSI of 42.04 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) had a active trading with around 4.29M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.3M. The stock traded between $18.52 and $18.76 before closing at the price of $18.75 with 0.97% change on the day. The Bethesda Maryland 20817 based company is currently trading 62.29% above its 52 week low of $12.17 and -2.61% below its 52 week high of $19.51. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 64.46 and $17.5 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Halliburton Company (HAL) traded within a range of $53.84 to $54.46 after opening the day at $54.14. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 61.51% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.48% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $54.04 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -3.64% below its 52 week high of $56.08 and 98.91% above its 12-month low of $27.64. The shares are up by over 22.73% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 59.09 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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 that include open-hole logging, cased-hole and slickline, borehole seismic, and formation and reservoir solutions; 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.