Momentum Stocks: Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ), Allergan plc (AGN), Monsanto Company (MON)

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ) retreated with the stock falling -2.28% or $-0.53 to close at $22.76 on light trading volume of 2.75M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.92M. The Estero Florida 33928 based company operating under the Rental & Leasing Services industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 0% down for the period and up by 5.57% so far this year. With price target of $30.86 and a 32.33% rebound from 52-week low, Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., an airport general use car rental company, engages in the car rental business in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and New Zealand. It operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, and Firefly car rental brands in approximately 9,980 corporate and licensee locations throughout approximately 150 countries. The company provides car rental for small and mid-sized businesses, meetings and conventions, associations/group programs, diversity programs, and government and military travelers. It offers airport general use car rental services serving approximately 1,635 airport locations in the U.S. and approximately 1,320 airport locations internationally. In addition, the company owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management business that operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business in international markets; and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. is based in Estero, Florida.

Allergan plc (AGN) had a light trading with around 2.72M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.15M. The stock traded between $218.91 and $221.48 before closing at the price of $220.1 with 0.47% change on the day. The Dublin Dublin D17 E400 based company is currently trading 19.3% above its 52 week low of $184.5 and -28.09% below its 52 week high of $302.37. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $261.58 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Allergan plc, a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes medical aesthetics, biosimilar, and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products worldwide. It operates through US Brands, US Medical Aesthetics, International Brands, and Anda Distribution segments. The company offers a portfolio of products that provide treatments for the central nervous system, gastroenterology, women’s health and urology, ophthalmology, neurosciences, medical aesthetics, liver disease, inflammation, fibrosis, and HIV, as well as dermatology and plastic surgery, and Alzheimer’s disease. It is also involved in developing ocular implants that reduce intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma; medical devices for the correction of prominent ears; and intranasal neurostimulation devices, as well as other dry eye products. In addition, it distributes generic and branded pharmaceutical products primarily to independent pharmacies, pharmacy chains, pharmacy buying groups, and physicians’ offices. Allergan plc has a collaboration with T2 Biosystems to develop blood-based diagnostic panel for the detection of Gram-negative bacterial species. The company was formerly known as Actavis plc and changed its name to Allergan plc in June 2015. Allergan plc was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Monsanto Company (MON) saw its value increase by 0.76% as the stock gained $0.82 to finish the day at a closing price of $108.95. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $83.73-$114.26 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $107.4 to $109.05 during the day, are up by 5.95% in the past three months and up by 7.32% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.95% above its 20 day moving average and 6.53% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $119.81 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 83.58.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces row crop seeds, including corn, soybean, cotton, and canola seeds under the DEKALB, Channel, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands; and vegetable seeds, such as tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, squash, beans, broccoli, onions, lettuce, and others under the Seminis and De Ruiter brands. It also develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds in corn, soybean, cotton, and canola crops under the SmartStax, YieldGard, YieldGard VT Triple, VT Triple PRO, and VT Double PRO brands; Intacta RR2 PRO brand; Bollgard and Bollgard II brands; Roundup Ready, Roundup Ready 2 Yield, and Genuity brands; and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and Bollgard II XtendFlex brands. This segment also licenses a range of germplasm and trait technologies to large and small seed companies. The Agricultural Productivity segment manufactures and sells herbicides for agricultural, industrial, ornamental, turf, and residential lawn and garden applications for weed control, as well as for control of preemergent annual grass and small seeded broadleaf weeds in corn and other crops under the Roundup and Harness brands. The company markets its products through distributors, independent retailers and dealers, agricultural cooperatives, plant raisers, and agents, as well as directly to farmers. Monsanto Company has a collaborative agreement with Novozymes to discover, develop, and produce microbial solutions. The company was formerly known as Monsanto Ag Company and changed its name to Monsanto Company in March 2000. Monsanto Company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Genworth Financial, Inc. (GNW) Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (PTEN) Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ)

Genworth Financial, Inc. (GNW) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 4.39% or $0.17 to close the day at $4.04 on light trading volume of 5.81M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.76M. The Richmond Virginia 23230 based company has been outperforming the life insurance group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 10.99%, compared to the industry which has advanced 11.64% over the same period. With RSI of 49.13, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $4.89, making it a hold for now.

Genworth Financial, Inc. provides insurance and homeownership solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through five segments: U.S. Mortgage Insurance, Canada Mortgage Insurance, Australia Mortgage Insurance, U.S. Life Insurance, and Runoff. The U.S. Mortgage Insurance segment offers mortgage insurance products primarily insure prime-based and individually underwritten residential mortgage loans. The Canada Mortgage Insurance segment provides flow mortgage insurance; and bulk mortgage insurance products and services that aid in the sale of mortgages to the capital markets, as well as helps lenders manage capital and risk in Canada. The Australia Mortgage Insurance segment offers flow mortgage insurance, as well as bulk mortgage insurance that aids in the sale of mortgages to the capital markets in Australia. The U.S. Life Insurance segment offers long-term care insurance products, as well as service traditional life insurance and fixed annuity products in the United States. The Runoff segment covers non-strategic products, which primarily include variable annuity, variable life insurance, institutional, corporate-owned life insurance, and accident and health insurance products. This segment’s institutional products include funding agreements, funding agreements backing notes, and guaranteed investment contracts. It distributes its products and services primarily through appointed independent producers, financial intermediaries, employer groups, and sales specialists. Genworth Financial, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (PTEN) grew with the stock adding 2.42% or $0.67 to close at $28.38 on active trading volume of 5.8M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.44M. The Houston Texas 77067 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 94.64% up for the period and up by 5.42% so far this year. With price target of $26.48 and a 161.54% rebound from 52-week low, Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides onshore contract drilling services to major and independent oil and natural gas operators in the United States and Canada. The company operates through three segments: Contract Drilling, Pressure Pumping, and Oil and Natural Gas. The Contract Drilling segment markets its contract drilling services primarily in Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and western Canada. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had a drilling fleet of 221 marketable land-based drilling rigs. The Pressure Pumping segment offers pressure pumping services that consist of well stimulation and cementing for the completion of new wells and remedial work on existing wells, as well as hydraulic and nitrogen fracturing, cementing, and acid pumping services in Texas and the Appalachian region. The Oil and Natural Gas segment owns and invests in oil and natural gas assets as a non-operating working interest owner located principally in Texas and New Mexico. Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 4.93% or $1.11 to close the day at $23.63 on higher than average trading volume of 5.62M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.82M. The Estero Florida 33928 based company has been outperforming the rental & leasing services companies by -40.3418% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 9.6% YTD, versus the rental & leasing services industry which is up 3.36% for the same period. The RSI of 46.56 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., an airport general use car rental company, engages in the car rental business in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and New Zealand. It operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, and Firefly car rental brands in approximately 9,980 corporate and licensee locations throughout approximately 150 countries. The company provides car rental for small and mid-sized businesses, meetings and conventions, associations/group programs, diversity programs, and government and military travelers. It offers airport general use car rental services serving approximately 1,635 airport locations in the U.S. and approximately 1,320 airport locations internationally. In addition, the company owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management business that operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business in international markets; and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. is based in Estero, Florida.

 

Trader Alert: Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (DO), Zions Bancorporation (ZION), Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ)

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (DO) grew with the stock adding 2.54% or $0.45 to close at $18.15 on active trading volume of 2.9M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.96M. The Houston Texas 77094 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -16.93% down for the period and up by 2.54% so far this year. With price target of $17.34 and a 28.% rebound from 52-week low, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. provides contract drilling services to the energy industry worldwide. It provides services in floater market, including ultra-deepwater, deepwater, and mid-water. The company operates a fleet of 32 offshore drilling rigs, which comprise 8 ultra-deepwater, 7 deepwater, and 8 mid-water semisubmersibles; 5 jack-ups; and 4 drillships. It serves independent oil and gas companies, and government-owned oil companies. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Loews Corporation.

Zions Bancorporation (ZION) gained $0.14 to close the day at a new closing price of $43.18, a 0.33% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 121.98% above its 52 week low of $19.65. A total of 2.9M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.17M. The stock, currently situated -2.2% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 6.85% in the past one month and up by 39.1% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $41.96 and RSI of 66.15, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Zions Bancorporation, a financial holding company, provides a range of banking and related services in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The company offers community banking services, such as small and medium-sized business and corporate banking; commercial and residential development, construction, and term lending; retail banking; treasury cash management and related products and services; and residential mortgage servicing and lending. It also provides trust and wealth management services; capital markets services, including municipal finance advisory and underwriting; and investment services. In addition, the company offers personal banking services to individuals, including home mortgages, bankcards, other installment loans, home equity lines of credit, checking accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit of various types and maturities, safe deposit facilities, direct deposits, and Internet and mobile banking services. Further, it provides online and traditional brokerage services; small business administration and secondary market agricultural real estate mortgage loans; and bond transfer, stock transfer, and escrow services for corporate customers. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 450 domestic branches. Zions Bancorporation was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ) shares were up in last trading by 4.45% to $22.52. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.5% over the past week and fell -8.49% in the past month. It is currently trading -16.28% below its 50 day moving average and -41.6% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -57.62% decrease in value from its one year high of $53.14. The RSI indicator value of 40.24, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., an airport general use car rental company, engages in the car rental business in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and New Zealand. It operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, and Firefly car rental brands in approximately 9,980 corporate and licensee locations throughout approximately 150 countries. The company provides car rental for small and mid-sized businesses, meetings and conventions, associations/group programs, diversity programs, and government and military travelers. It offers airport general use car rental services serving approximately 1,635 airport locations in the U.S. and approximately 1,320 airport locations internationally. In addition, the company owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management business that operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business in international markets; and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. is based in Estero, Florida.

 

Investor’s Watch List: Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ), GameStop Corp. (GME), Array BioPharma Inc. (ARRY)

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ) had a light trading with around 1.72M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.83M. The stock traded between $21.13 and $22.09 before closing at the price of $21.34 with -2.07% change on the day. The Estero Florida 33928 based company is currently trading 24.07% above its 52 week low of $17.2 and -59.84% below its 52 week high of $53.14. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 30.07 and $30.86 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

GameStop Corp. (GME) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -2.62% or $-0.68 to close the day at $25.27 on light trading volume of 1.72M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.6M. The Grapevine Texas 76051 based company has been underperforming the electronics stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -6.34%, compared to the industry which has advanced 31.49% over the same period. With RSI of 50.56, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $27.18, making it a hold for now.

GameStop Corp. operates as an omnichannel video game retailer. It sells new and pre-owned video game hardware; physical and digital video game software; pre-owned and value video game products; video game accessories, such as controllers, gaming headsets, memory cards, and other add-ons for use with video game hardware and software; and digital products, including downloadable content, network points cards, prepaid digital and subscription cards, and digitally downloadable software. The company also sells mobile and consumer electronics, including smart phones, tablets, headphones, and accessories, as well as pre-owned smart phones; personal computer (PC) entertainment software in various genres, including sports, action, strategy, adventure/role playing, and simulation; and strategy guides, magazines, and gaming-related toys. In addition, it operates electronic commerce Websites comprising gamestop.com, ebgames.com.au, ebgames.co.nz, gamestop.ca, gamestop.it, gamestop.ie, gamestop.de, gamestop.co.uk, thinkgeek.com, and micromania.fr. Further, the company operates kongregate.com, a browser-based game site; Game Informer magazine, a print and digital video game publication; iOS and Android mobile applications; Simply Mac, a certified Apple consumer electronic products reseller; and Spring Mobile, an authorized AT&T reseller operating pre-paid wireless stores under the Cricket Wireless name that offers prepaid services, devices, and accessories. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 7,117 stores in the United States, Australia, Canada, and Europe. GameStop Corp. primarily offers its products under the GameStop, EB Games, and Micromania names. The company, formerly known as GSC Holdings Corp., was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas.

Array BioPharma Inc. (ARRY) shares were down in last trading by -1.59% to $8.65. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.26% over the past week and grew 9.77% in the past month. It is currently trading 16.76% above its 50 day moving average and 86.59% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.89% decrease in value from its one year high of $9. The RSI indicator value of 61.36, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Array BioPharma Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecule drugs to treat patients with cancer in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company’s drugs in Phase III clinical trials include Binimetinib, Encorafenib, and Selumetinib for the treatment of cancer, as well as ASC08/Danoprevir, a protease inhibitor for hepatitis C virus. Its drug candidates in Phase II clinical trials comprise Filanesib, a kinesin spindle protein inhibitor for multiple myeloma; ARRY-797, a p38 inhibitor for Lamin A/C-related dilated cardiomyopathy; ASLAN001/Varlitinib, a pan-HER2 inhibitor for gastric or breast cancer; Ipatasertib/GDC-0068, an AKT inhibitor for cancer; Motolimod/VTX-2337, a toll-like receptor for cancer; Prexasertib/LY2606368, a chk-1 inhibitor for cancer; LOXO-101, a PanTrk inhibitor for cancer; and ONT-380/ARRY-380, an HER2 inhibitor for breast cancer. The company’s Phase I drugs include GDC-0994, an ERK inhibitor for cancer; and ARRY-382, a CSF1R inhibitor for cancer, as well as Phase Ib drug candidate comprises GDC-0575, a chk-1 inhibitor for cancer. Array BioPharma Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ), Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (MSTX), United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ) retreated with the stock falling -2.27% or $-0.51 to close at $21.94 on light trading volume of 1.98M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.79M. The Estero Florida 33928 based company operating under the Rental & Leasing Services industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 0% down for the period and down by -49.99% so far this year. With price target of $30.86 and a 27.56% rebound from 52-week low, Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., an airport general use car rental company, engages in the car rental business in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and New Zealand. It operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, and Firefly car rental brands in approximately 9,980 corporate and licensee locations throughout approximately 150 countries. The company provides car rental for small and mid-sized businesses, meetings and conventions, associations/group programs, diversity programs, and government and military travelers. It offers airport general use car rental services serving approximately 1,635 airport locations in the U.S. and approximately 1,320 airport locations internationally. In addition, the company owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management business that operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business in international markets; and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. is based in Estero, Florida.

Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (MSTX) had a light trading with around 1.97M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.34M. The stock traded between $0.1025 and $0.108 before closing at the price of $0.1 with -0.48% change on the day. The San Diego California 92130 based company is currently trading 48% above its 52 week low of $0.068 and -85.41% below its 52 week high of $0.7088. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $2.75 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Mast Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, develops therapies for serious or life-threatening diseases with significant unmet needs. The company’s lead product candidate is MST-188 (vepoloxamer), an injection used for the treatment of sickle cell disease, arterial disease, and heart failure. It also develops AIR001, a sodium nitrite solution for intermittent inhalation via nebulizer, as well as for the treatment of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. The company was formerly known as ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and changed its name to Mast Therapeutics, Inc. in March 2013. Mast Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) saw its value increase by 0.17% as the stock gained $0.2 to finish the day at a closing price of $116.3. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $87.3-$120.44 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $115.79 to $116.74 during the day, are up by 7.24% in the past three months and up by 12.96% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.77% below its 20 day moving average and 3.33% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $114.24 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 53.03.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight. The U.S. Domestic Package segment offers time-definite delivery of letters, documents, small packages, and palletized freight through air and ground services in the United States. The International Package segment provides guaranteed day and time-definite international shipping services in Europe, the Asia Pacific, Canada and Latin America, the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East, and Africa. It offers guaranteed time-definite express options, including Express Plus, Express, and Express Saver. The Supply Chain & Freight segment offers international air and ocean freight forwarding, customs brokerage, truckload freight brokerage, distribution and post-sales services, and mail and consulting services in approximately 220 countries and territories; and less-than-truckload and truckload services to customers in North America. The company also offers shipping, visibility, and billing technologies; and insurance, financing, and payment services. It operates a fleet of approximately 110,000 package cars, vans, tractors, and motorcycles; and owns 33,000 containers used to transport cargo in its aircraft. United Parcel Service, Inc. was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Stocks Under Review: TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (TPH), Splunk Inc. (SPLK), Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ)

TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (TPH) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.98% or $-0.12 to close the day at $12.13 on active trading volume of 2.31M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.84M. The Irvine California 92612 based company has been underperforming the residential construction group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -5.09%, compared to the industry which has dropped -0.5% over the same period. With RSI of 50.25, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $16.89, making it a hold for now.

TRI Pointe Group, Inc., through its subsidiary, TRI Pointe Homes, Inc., engages in the design, construction, and sale of single-family attached and detached homes in the United States. It also develops and sells land and lots. The company operates a portfolio of six brands across eight states, including Maracay Homes in Arizona; Pardee Homes in California and Nevada; Quadrant Homes in Washington; Trendmaker Homes in Texas; TRI Pointe Homes in California and Colorado; and Winchester Homes in Maryland and Virginia. In addition, it offers financial services, such as mortgage financing and title services. The company sells homes through its own sales representatives and independent real estate brokers. TRI Pointe Group, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California.TRI Pointe Group, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser NR Company.

Splunk Inc. (SPLK) retreated with the stock falling -1.92% or $-1.05 to close at $53.72 on active trading volume of 2.31M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.74M. The San Francisco California 94107 based company operating under the Application Software industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -1.36% down for the period and down by -8.65% so far this year. With price target of $71.24 and a 79.97% rebound from 52-week low, Splunk Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Splunk Inc. provides software solutions that enable organizations to gain real-time operational intelligence in the United States and internationally. The company’s products enable users to collect, index, search, explore, monitor, and analyze data regardless of format or source. It offers Splunk Enterprise, a machine data platform with collection, indexing, search, reporting, analysis, alerting, monitoring, and data management capabilities; and Splunk Cloud service. The company also provides Splunk Light, which offers log search and analysis for small IT environments; and Hunk, a Splunk analytics software, for exploring, analyzing, and visualizing data stored in Hadoop and Amazon S3. In addition, it offers Splunk Enterprise Security, which addresses emerging security threats; Splunk User Behavior Analytics that detects cyber-attacks and insider threats; and Splunk IT Service Intelligence, which monitors health and key performance indicators of critical IT services, as well as Splunk App for AWS to ensure cloud security and compliance; Splunk App for Stream to capture, analyze, and correlate network wire data; and DB Connect to get enterprise context; Palo Alto Networks App for Splunk to gain visibility to Palo Alto Networks firewalls; and Splunk App for Salesforce. Further, the company operates Splunkbase and Splunk Answers Websites, which provide an environment to share apps, collaborate on the use of its software, and provide community-based support, as well as offers application programming interfaces and software development kits. Additionally, it offers maintenance and customer support, training, and consulting and implementation services. The company serves cloud and online services, education, financial services, government, healthcare/pharmaceuticals, industrials/manufacturing, media/entertainment, retail/ecommerce, technology, and telecommunications industries. Splunk Inc. was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.24% or $-0.28 to close the day at $22.3 on lower than average trading volume of 2.31M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.75M. The Estero Florida 33928 based company has been outperforming the rental & leasing services companies by -52.716% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -49.17% YTD, versus the rental & leasing services industry which is up 15.41% for the same period. The RSI of 34.16 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., an airport general use car rental company, engages in the car rental business in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and New Zealand. It operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, and Firefly car rental brands in approximately 9,980 corporate and licensee locations throughout approximately 150 countries. The company provides car rental for small and mid-sized businesses, meetings and conventions, associations/group programs, diversity programs, and government and military travelers. It offers airport general use car rental services serving approximately 1,635 airport locations in the U.S. and approximately 1,320 airport locations internationally. In addition, the company owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management business that operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business in international markets; and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. is based in Estero, Florida.

 

3 Trending Stocks: DiamondRock Hospitality Company (DRH), Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ), TripAdvisor, Inc. (TRIP)

DiamondRock Hospitality Company (DRH) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.89% or $0.1 to close the day at $11.3 on active trading volume of 4.06M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.94M. The Bethesda Maryland 20814 based company has been outperforming the reit – hotel/motel group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 17.18%, compared to the industry which has advanced 19.25% over the same period. With RSI of 68.79, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $10.52, making it a hold for now.

DiamondRock Hospitality Company, a lodging focused real estate company, owns premium hotels and resorts in North America. The company operates its hotels under the Hilton, Marriott, and Westin brand names in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and Atlanta; and in destination resort locations, such as the United States Virgin Islands and Colorado. As of December 16, 2011, it owned 26 hotels with approximately 12000 rooms. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust (REIT) under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ) climbed 1.89% during last trading as the stock added $0.42 to finish the day at $22.67 with about 4.05M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.69M. The $1.9B market cap company, which fluctuated between $22.11 and $23.06 during the day, currently situated 31.8% above its 52 week low of $17.2 and -57.34% away from its one year high of $53.14. The RSI of 35.69 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., an airport general use car rental company, engages in the car rental business in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and New Zealand. It operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, and Firefly car rental brands in approximately 9,980 corporate and licensee locations throughout approximately 150 countries. The company provides car rental for small and mid-sized businesses, meetings and conventions, associations/group programs, diversity programs, and government and military travelers. It offers airport general use car rental services serving approximately 1,635 airport locations in the U.S. and approximately 1,320 airport locations internationally. In addition, the company owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management business that operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business in international markets; and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. is based in Estero, Florida.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (TRIP) saw its value decrease by -0.02% as the stock dropped $-0.01 to finish the day at a closing price of $47.37. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $45.95-$86.93 per share for the past year. The shares are down by -21.05% in the past three months and down by -26.74% over the past six months. It is currently trading -3.51% below its 20 day moving average and -15.45% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $52.86 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 34.13. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

TripAdvisor, Inc. operates as an online travel company. The company operates through two segments, Hotel and Other. Its travel research platform aggregates reviews and opinions about destinations, accommodations, activities and attractions, and restaurants for consumers to plan their trips, as well as enables to book hotels, vacation rentals, flights, activities and attractions, and restaurants. The company operates TripAdvisor-branded Websites, including tripadvisor.com in the United States; and localized versions of the Website in 47 countries. It also manages and operates 23 other media brands that provide travel planning resources across the travel sector comprising airfarewatchdog.com, bookingbuddy.com, cruisecritic.com, everytrail.com, familyvacationcritic.com, flipkey.com, gateguru.com, holidaylettings.co.uk, holidaywatchdog.com, independenttraveler.com, jetsetter.com, thefork.com, niumba.com, onetime.com, oyster.com, seatguru.com, smartertravel.com, tingo.com, travelpod.com, tripbod.com, vacationhomerentals.com, viator.com, and virtualtourist.com. The company’s Websites feature 320 million reviews and opinions on 6.2 million places, including 995,000 hotels and accommodations; 770,000 vacation rentals; 3.8 million restaurants; and 625,000 attractions worldwide. TripAdvisor, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts.

 

Stocks on the Move: Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ), CNO Financial Group, Inc. (CNO), NiSource Inc. (NI)

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -3.43% or $-0.79 to close the day at $22.25 on light trading volume of 3.03M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.65M. The Estero Florida 33928 based company has been underperforming the rental & leasing services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing 0%, compared to the industry which has advanced 14.95% over the same period. With RSI of 32.69, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $30.86, making it a hold for now.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., an airport general use car rental company, engages in the car rental business in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and New Zealand. It operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, and Firefly car rental brands in approximately 9,980 corporate and licensee locations throughout approximately 150 countries. The company provides car rental for small and mid-sized businesses, meetings and conventions, associations/group programs, diversity programs, and government and military travelers. It offers airport general use car rental services serving approximately 1,635 airport locations in the U.S. and approximately 1,320 airport locations internationally. In addition, the company owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management business that operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business in international markets; and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. is based in Estero, Florida.

CNO Financial Group, Inc. (CNO) climbed 2.41% during last trading as the stock added $0.46 to finish the day at $19.56 with about 3.02M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.05M. The $3.41B market cap company, which fluctuated between $19.16 and $19.89 during the day, currently situated 37.38% above its 52 week low of $14.3 and -3.54% away from its one year high of $20.55. The RSI of 77.12 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

CNO Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and administers health insurance, annuity, individual life insurance, and other insurance products for senior and middle-income markets in the United States. It operates through Bankers Life, Washington National, and Colonial Penn segments. The Bankers Life segment markets and distributes Medicare supplement insurance, interest sensitive and traditional life insurance, fixed annuities, and long term care insurance products; and Medicare advantage and prescription drug plan products through various distribution and marketing agreements. The Washington National segment markets and distributes supplemental health insurance, including specified disease, accident, and hospital indemnity insurance products; and life insurance at home and the worksite through independent marketing organizations and insurance agencies. The Colonial Penn segment primarily markets graded benefit and simplified issue life insurance products directly to customers through television advertising, direct mail, Internet, and telemarketing. The company sells its products through career agents, independent producers, and direct marketing. CNO Financial Group, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana.

NiSource Inc. (NI) saw its value increase by 1.62% as the stock gained $0.35 to finish the day at a closing price of $22.01. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $18.6-$26.94 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $21.6 to $22.12 during the day, are down by -8.08% in the past three months and down by -11.66% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.89% above its 20 day moving average and -0.69% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $23.92 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 50.82. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

NiSource Inc., an energy holding company, provides natural gas, electricity, and other products and services in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Gas Distribution Operations and Electric Operations. It provides natural gas service and transportation to residential, commercial, and industrial customers; generates, transmits, and distributes electricity; and provides wholesale and transmission transaction services. The company serves approximately 3.4 million natural gas customers and 463,000 electric customers in in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Indiana, and Massachusetts. It also owns and operates 3 coal-fired electric generating stations with a net capability of 2,540 megawatts (MW), 3 gas-fired generating units with a net capability of 196 MW, and 2 hydroelectric generating plants with a net capability of 10 MW, as well as a combined cycle gas turbine plant with a capacity of 535 MW. The company was formerly known as NIPSCO Industries, Inc. and changed its name to NiSource Inc. in April 1999. NiSource Inc. was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana.

 

Stocks Alert: Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ), EXCO Resources, Inc. (XCO), Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY)

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ) retreated with the stock falling -8.32% or $-2.09 to close at $23.04 on active trading volume of 4.59M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.59M. The Estero Florida 33928 based company operating under the Rental & Leasing Services industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 0% down for the period and down by -47.48% so far this year. With price target of $30.86 and a 33.95% rebound from 52-week low, Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., an airport general use car rental company, engages in the car rental business in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and New Zealand. It operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, and Firefly car rental brands in approximately 9,980 corporate and licensee locations throughout approximately 150 countries. The company provides car rental for small and mid-sized businesses, meetings and conventions, associations/group programs, diversity programs, and government and military travelers. It offers airport general use car rental services serving approximately 1,635 airport locations in the U.S. and approximately 1,320 airport locations internationally. In addition, the company owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management business that operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business in international markets; and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. is based in Estero, Florida.

EXCO Resources, Inc. (XCO) dropped $-0.04 to close the day at a new closing price of $1.04, a -3.7% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 103.92% above its 52 week low of $0.51. A total of 4.58M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.32M. The stock, which fluctuated between $1.02 and $1.08 during the day, currently situated -46.39% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.95% in the past one month and up by 5.05% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $0 and RSI of 44.8, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

EXCO Resources, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development, and production of onshore oil and natural gas properties with a focus on shale resource plays in the United States. The company holds interests in approximately 83,800 net acres located in the Haynesville and Bossier shales of East Texas and North Louisiana; approximately 65,800 net acres situated in the Eagle Ford shale of South Texas; and approximately 137,400 net acres of prospective area located in the Marcellus shale of the Appalachian basin. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of approximately 907.3 billion cubic feet equivalent of oil and gas; and operated 6,380 gross wells. The company was founded in 1955 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) shares were down in last trading by -1.16% to $19.67. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.91% over the past week and grew 3.36% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.77% above its 50 day moving average and 7.63% 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 $20.6. The RSI indicator value of 52.14, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Ally Financial Inc., a diversified financial services company, provides a range of financial products and services primarily to automotive dealers and their retail customers in the United States. It offers dealer financial services, including a range of financial services and insurance products to automotive dealers and retail customers. The company also provides automotive finance services for dealers, such as new and used vehicle inventory financing; inventory insurance; term loans, including real estate and working capital loans; and vehicle remarketing services, as well as vehicle service contracts (VCSs) and guaranteed automobile protection (GAP) products. In addition, it offers retail automotive financing for new and used vehicles, and leasing for new vehicles; consumer finance protection and insurance products, such as VSCs, maintenance coverage, and GAP products; commercial insurance products; and senior secured commercial-lending products. Further, the company, through its subsidiary, Ally Bank provides savings and money market accounts, certificates of deposit, interest-bearing checking accounts, trust accounts, and individual retirement accounts; and online and mobile banking, electronic bill pay, remote deposit, and electronic funds transfer. It also engages in the management of held-for-investment mortgage loan portfolio that includes the execution of bulk purchases of jumbo and low-to-moderate income mortgage loans originated by third parties. The company was formerly known as GMAC Inc. and changed its name to Ally Financial Inc. in May 2010. Ally Financial Inc. was founded in 1919 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

 

Trader Alert: HCP, Inc. (HCP), Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ), Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

HCP, Inc. (HCP) grew with the stock adding 0.13% or $0.04 to close at $30.39 on active trading volume of 4.74M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.96M. The Irvine California 92614 based company operating under the REIT – Healthcare Facilities industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -1.32% down for the period and down by -7.41% so far this year. With price target of $30.04 and a 38.8% rebound from 52-week low, HCP, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

HCP, Inc. is an independent hybrid real estate investment trust. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. It primarily invests in properties serving the healthcare industry including sectors of healthcare such as senior housing, life science, medical office, hospital and skilled nursing. The fund also invests in mezzanine loans and other debt instruments. It engages in acquisition, development, leasing, selling and managing of healthcare real estate and provides mortgage and other financing to healthcare providers. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the S&P 500 Index, Berkshire Hathaway Index, and MSCI REIT Index. HCP, Inc. was formed in 1985 and is based in Irvine, California with additional office in Nashville and San Francisco.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ) gained $2.4 to close the day at a new closing price of $25.13, a 10.56% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 46.1% above its 52 week low of $17.2. A total of 4.73M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.53M. The stock, which fluctuated between $22.54 and $25.2 during the day, currently situated -52.71% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -10.25% in the past one month and down by -47.13% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $30.86 and RSI of 42.76, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., an airport general use car rental company, engages in the car rental business in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and New Zealand. It operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, and Firefly car rental brands in approximately 9,980 corporate and licensee locations throughout approximately 150 countries. The company provides car rental for small and mid-sized businesses, meetings and conventions, associations/group programs, diversity programs, and government and military travelers. It offers airport general use car rental services serving approximately 1,635 airport locations in the U.S. and approximately 1,320 airport locations internationally. In addition, the company owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management business that operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business in international markets; and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. is based in Estero, Florida.

Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) shares were up in last trading by 1.48% to $73.17. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -4.64% over the past week and fell -1.9% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.31% above its 50 day moving average and 0.02% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -17.79% decrease in value from its one year high of $89. The RSI indicator value of 46.79, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Express Scripts Holding Company operates as a pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company operates through two segments, PBM and Other Business Operations. The company’s PBM segment’s products and services include clinical solutions to enhance health outcomes; specialized pharmacy care; home delivery pharmacy; specialty pharmacy, including the distribution of fertility pharmaceuticals that require special handling or packaging; and retail network pharmacy administration. It also provides benefit design consultation; drug utilization review; drug formulary management; an array of Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance marketplace; administration of a group purchasing organization; and consumer health and drug information services. In addition, the company distributes specialty pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to providers, clinics, and hospitals; and offers consulting services, including design, implementation, and project management for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device manufacturers to collect scientific evidence to guide the use of medicines. It serves managed care organizations, health insurers, third-party administrators, employers, union-sponsored benefit plans, workers’ compensation plans, government health programs, providers, clinics, hospitals, and others. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated four automated dispensing home delivery pharmacies; one non-automated dispensing home delivery pharmacy; and one non-dispensing home delivery pharmacy maintained for business continuity purpose, as well as several non-dispensing order processing centers, patient contact centers, specialty drug pharmacies, and fertility pharmacies. The company was formerly known as Aristotle Holding, Inc. and changed its name to Express Scripts Holding Company in April 2012. Express Scripts Holding Company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.