3 Trending Stocks: J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), General Electric Company (GE), Apple Inc. (AAPL)

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.87% or $-0.13 to close the day at $6.81 on active trading volume of 24.87M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 19.28M. The Plano Texas 75024 based company has been outperforming the department stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 3.65%, compared to the industry which has advanced 2.73% over the same period. With RSI of 26.45, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $10.31, making it a hold for now.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

General Electric Company (GE) fell -0.13% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.04 to finish the day at $31.23 with about 24.67M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 31.96M. The $276.54B market cap company, which fluctuated between $31.13 and $31.33 during the day, currently situated 17.96% above its 52 week low of $27.1 and -4.63% away from its one year high of $33. The RSI of 43.22 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

General Electric Company operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. Its Power segment offers gas and steam power systems; maintenance, service, and upgrade solutions; distributed power gas engines; water treatment, wastewater treatment, and process system solutions; and nuclear reactors, fuels, and support services. The company’s Renewable Energy segment offers wind turbine platforms, and hardware and software; offshore wind turbines; and solutions, products, and services to hydropower industry. Its Oil and Gas segment offers turbomachinery solutions; surface and subsea drilling and production systems, and equipment for floating production platforms; measurement and control products; and compressors, pumps, valves, and natural gas solutions. The company’s Energy Management segment offers industrial and grid solutions, and power conversion systems. Its Aviation segment designs and produces commercial and military aircraft engines, integrated digital components, electric power, and mechanical aircraft systems; and offers aftermarket services. The company’s Healthcare segment offers diagnostic imaging and clinical systems; products for drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and cellular technologies; and healthcare information technology products. Its Transportation segment offers freight and passenger locomotives, parts, wreck repair, software-enabled solutions, mining equipment and services, marine diesel engines, and stationary power diesel engines and motors, as well as overhaul, repair, and upgrade services. GE’s Appliances & Lighting segment sells and services home appliances; and manufactures, sources, and sells lighting solutions. Its Capital segment offers commercial lending and leasing, factoring, energy financial, and aircraft financing and leasing services. GE also designs powder bed-based laser additive manufacturing machines. The company was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) saw its value decrease by -0.01% as the stock dropped $-0.01 to finish the day at a closing price of $119.99. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $89.47-$120.5 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $119.71 to $120.5 during the day, are up by 2.6% in the past three months and up by 21.42% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.17% above its 20 day moving average and 5.74% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $132.75 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 72.68. The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers. The company also provides iLife, a consumer-oriented digital lifestyle software application suite; iWork, an integrated productivity suite that helps users create, present, and publish documents, presentations, and spreadsheets; and other application software, such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro. In addition, it offers Apple TV that connects to consumers’ TV and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming high definition video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; Apple Watch, a personal electronic device; and iPod, a line of portable digital music and media players. Further, the company sells Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible, and iOS-compatible accessories, such as headphones, displays, storage devices, Beats products, and other connectivity and computing products and supplies. Additionally, it offers iCloud, a cloud service; AppleCare that offers support options for its customers; and Apple Pay, a mobile payment service. The company sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, iBooks Store, and Apple Music. It also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

3 Trending Stocks: Sprint Corporation (S), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP)

Sprint Corporation (S) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.46% or $0.04 to close the day at $8.65 on active trading volume of 31.08M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 19.7M. The Overland Park Kansas 66251 based company has been outperforming the wireless communications group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 201.39%, compared to the industry which has advanced 19.73% over the same period. With RSI of 55.16, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $7.28, making it a hold for now.

Sprint Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various wireless and wireline communications products and services to consumers, businesses, government subscribers, and resellers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company operates in two segments, Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment offers wireless data communication services, including mobile productivity applications, such as Internet access, messaging, and email services; wireless photo and video offerings; location-based capabilities comprising asset and fleet management, dispatch services, and navigation tools; and mobile entertainment applications. It also provides wireless voice communications services that include local and long-distance wireless voice services, as well as voicemail, call waiting, three-way calling, caller identification, directory assistance, and call forwarding services. In addition, this segment offers voice and data services internationally through roaming arrangements; and customized wireless services to large companies and government agencies, as well as sells wireless devices, broadband devices, connected devices, and accessories to agents and other third-party distributors. The Wireline segment provides wireline voice and data communications, including domestic and international data communications using various protocols, such as multiprotocol label switching technologies, Internet protocol (IP), managed network services, Voice over IP, session initiated protocol, and traditional voice services to other communications companies, and targeted business and consumer subscribers, as well as for cable multiple system operators. Sprint Corporation offers its services under the Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Assurance Wireless brands. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. Sprint Corporation is a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) fell -3.63% during last trading as the stock lost $-3.15 to finish the day at $83.55 with about 30M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 17.72M. The $297.38B market cap company, which fluctuated between $83.28 and $85.22 during the day, currently situated 63.64% above its 52 week low of $52.5 and -5.24% away from its one year high of $88.17. The RSI of 42.13 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. operates as a financial services company worldwide. It operates through Consumer & Community Banking, Corporate & Investment Bank, Commercial Banking, and Asset Management segments. The Consumer & Community Banking segment offers deposit and investment products and services to consumers; lending, deposit, and cash management and payment solutions to small businesses; residential mortgages and home equity loans; and credit cards, payment services, payment processing services, auto loans and leases, and student loans. The Corporate & Investment Bank segment provides investment banking products and services, including advising on corporate strategy and structure, capital-raising in equity and debt markets, as well as loan origination and syndication; treasury services, such as cash management and liquidity solutions; and cash securities and derivative instruments, risk management solutions, prime brokerage, and research services. It also offers securities services, including custody, fund accounting and administration, and securities lending products for asset managers, insurance companies, and public and private investment funds. The Commercial Banking segment offers financial solutions, including lending, treasury, investment banking, and asset management to corporations, municipalities, financial institutions, and nonprofit entities, as well as financing to real estate investors and owners. The Asset Management segment provides investment and wealth management services across various asset classes, such as equities, fixed income, alternatives, and money market funds; multi-asset investment management services; retirement services; and brokerage and banking services comprising trusts, estates, loans, mortgages, and deposits. It has a strategic relationship with InvestCloud for the development of new digital capabilities for individual investors. JPMorgan Chase & Co. was founded in 1799 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) saw its value increase by 2.66% as the stock gained $0.18 to finish the day at a closing price of $6.94. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $6-$11.99 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $6.84 to $7.15 during the day, are down by -19.95% in the past three months and down by -20.23% over the past six months. It is currently trading -14.63% below its 20 day moving average and -21.73% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $10.31 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 27.61. The technical indicator led us to believe the stock will reverse recent losses any time soon.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), Apple Inc. (AAPL), Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI)

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) retreated with the stock falling -2.59% or $-0.18 to close at $6.76 on active trading volume of 26.53M compared its three months average trading volume of 18.66M. The Plano Texas 75024 based company operating under the Department Stores industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -7.4% down for the period and down by -18.65% so far this year. With price target of $10.31 and a 12.67% rebound from 52-week low, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) dropped $-0.21 to close the day at a new closing price of $119.04, a -0.18% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 34.46% above its 52 week low of $89.47. A total of 26M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 31.12M. The stock, which fluctuated between $118.81 and $119.62 during the day, currently situated -0.74% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.34% in the past one month and up by 2.28% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $132.75 and RSI of 71.76, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers. The company also provides iLife, a consumer-oriented digital lifestyle software application suite; iWork, an integrated productivity suite that helps users create, present, and publish documents, presentations, and spreadsheets; and other application software, such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro. In addition, it offers Apple TV that connects to consumers’ TV and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming high definition video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; Apple Watch, a personal electronic device; and iPod, a line of portable digital music and media players. Further, the company sells Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible, and iOS-compatible accessories, such as headphones, displays, storage devices, Beats products, and other connectivity and computing products and supplies. Additionally, it offers iCloud, a cloud service; AppleCare that offers support options for its customers; and Apple Pay, a mobile payment service. The company sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, iBooks Store, and Apple Music. It also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) shares were up in last trading by 0.66% to $4.61. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.1% over the past week and grew 1.54% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.08% above its 50 day moving average and 10.86% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.18% decrease in value from its one year high of $4.66. The RSI indicator value of 56.89, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States. The company broadcasts music plus sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather programs, including various music genres ranging from rock, pop and hip-hop to country, dance, jazz, Latin, and classical; live play-by-play sports from principal leagues and colleges; multitude of talk and entertainment channels for various audiences; national, international, and financial news; and local traffic and weather reports for 21 metropolitan markets. It also streams music and non-music channels over the Internet; and offer applications to allow consumers to access its Internet radio service on smartphones and tablet computers. In addition, the company distributes satellite radios through the sale and lease of new vehicles; and acquires subscribers through the sale and lease of previously owned vehicles with factory-installed satellite radios. Its satellite radio systems include satellites, terrestrial repeaters, and other satellite facilities; studios; and radios. Further, the company provides satellite television services, which offer music channels on the DISH NETWORK satellite television service as a programming package; Travel Link, a suite of data services that include graphical weather, fuel prices, sports schedule and scores, and movie listings; real-time traffic services; and real-time weather services. Additionally, it offers location-based services through two-way wireless connectivity, including safety, security, convenience, maintenance and data services, remote vehicles diagnostics, stolen or parked vehicle locator services, and monitoring of vehicle emission systems. The company also sells satellite and Internet radios directly to consumers through its Website, as well as through national and regional retailers. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Sirius XM Holdings Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

Stocks Buzz: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN), Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR), J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP)

Groupon, Inc. (GRPN) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2% or $0.07 to close the day at $3.57 on active trading volume of 17.95M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 14.04M. The Chicago Illinois 60654 based company has been outperforming the internet information providers group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 40%, compared to the industry which has advanced 18.31% over the same period. With RSI of 45.96, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $5.13, making it a hold for now.

Groupon, Inc. operates online local commerce marketplaces that connect merchants to consumers by offering goods and services at a discount in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. It also provides deals on products for which it acts as the merchant of record. The company offers deals in various categories, including food and drink, events and activities, beauty and spa, health and fitness, home and garden, and automotive; and deals on various product lines, such as electronics, sporting goods, jewelry, toys, household items, and apparel, as well as provides discounted and market rates for hotel, airfare, and package deals. It offers its deal offerings to customers through Websites; search engines; and mobile applications and mobile browsers, which enable consumers to browse, purchase, manage, and redeem deals on their mobile devices, as well as sends emails to its subscribers with deal offerings that are targeted by location and personal preferences. The company was formerly known as ThePoint.com, Inc. and changed its name to Groupon, Inc. in October 2008. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Groupon, Inc. is a subsidiary of The Point, LLC.

Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR) retreated with the stock falling -2.22% or $-0.08 to close at $3.53 on light trading volume of 17.9M compared its three months average trading volume of 22.11M. The Norwalk Connecticut 06851 based company operating under the Telecom Services – Domestic industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -7.1% down for the period and up by 4.44% so far this year. With price target of $4.87 and a 17.4% rebound from 52-week low, Frontier Communications Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.56% or $-0.11 to close the day at $6.94 on lower than average trading volume of 17.3M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 18.55M. The Plano Texas 75024 based company has been underperforming the department stores companies by -22.2302% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -16.49% YTD, versus the department stores industry which is down -4.58% for the same period. The RSI of 24.32 indicates the stock is oversold at the current levels, buy for now.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX), J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), General Electric Company (GE)

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) grew with the stock adding 2.06% or $0.32 to close at $15.87 on light trading volume of 29.74M compared its three months average trading volume of 32.71M. The Phoenix Arizona 85004 based company operating under the Copper industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 286.13% up for the period and up by 20.32% so far this year. With price target of $13.14 and a 350.85% rebound from 52-week low, Freeport-McMoRan Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc., a natural resource company, acquires, explores, and develops mineral assets, and oil and natural gas resources. The company explores for copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt hydroxide, silver, and other metals, as well as oil and gas. It holds interests in various mines located in the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia; Morenci, Bagdad, Safford, Sierrita, Miami, Chino, Tyrone, Henderson, and Climax in North America; Cerro Verde and El Abra in South America; and the Tenke Fungurume minerals district in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. The company’s oil and gas operations include oil production facilities in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico; oil production facilities onshore and offshore in California; onshore natural gas resources in the Haynesville shale in Louisiana; natural gas production from the Madden area in central Wyoming; and a position in the Inboard Lower Tertiary/Cretaceous natural gas trend onshore located in South Louisiana. As of December 31, 2015, its consolidated recoverable proven and probable mineral reserves included 99.5 billion pounds of copper, 27.1 million ounces of gold, 3.05 billion pounds of molybdenum, 271.2 million ounces of silver, and 0.87 billion pounds of cobalt; and its estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves totaled 252 million barrels of oil equivalents. The company was formerly known as Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. and changed its name to Freeport-McMoRan Inc. in July 2014. Freeport-McMoRan Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) gained $0.05 to close the day at a new closing price of $7.05, a 0.71% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 17.5% above its 52 week low of $6. A total of 29.24M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 18.26M. The stock, which fluctuated between $6.85 and $7.1 during the day, currently situated -41.2% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -30.95% in the past one month and down by -21.75% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $11.29 and RSI of 26.13, the stock still has upside potential, making it a buy for now.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

General Electric Company (GE) shares were up in last trading by 0.32% to $31.47. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.73% over the past week and fell -0.23% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.25% above its 50 day moving average and 4.02% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.17% decrease in value from its one year high of $33. The RSI indicator value of 52.11, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

General Electric Company (GE) operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. Its Power segment offers gas and steam power systems; maintenance, service, and upgrade solutions; distributed power gas engines; water treatment, wastewater treatment, and process system solutions; and nuclear reactors, fuels, and support services. The company’s Renewable Energy segment offers wind turbine platforms, and hardware and software; offshore wind turbines; and solutions, products, and services to hydropower industry. Its Oil and Gas segment offers turbomachinery solutions; surface and subsea drilling and production systems, and equipment for floating production platforms; measurement and control products; and compressors, pumps, valves, and natural gas solutions. The company’s Energy Management segment offers industrial and grid solutions, and power conversion systems. Its Aviation segment designs and produces commercial and military aircraft engines, integrated digital components, electric power, and mechanical aircraft systems; and offers aftermarket services. The company’s Healthcare segment offers diagnostic imaging and clinical systems; products for drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and cellular technologies; and healthcare information technology products. Its Transportation segment offers freight and passenger locomotives, parts, wreck repair, software-enabled solutions, mining equipment and services, marine diesel engines, and stationary power diesel engines and motors, as well as overhaul, repair, and upgrade services. GE’s Appliances & Lighting segment sells and services home appliances; and manufactures, sources, and sells lighting solutions. Its Capital segment offers commercial lending and leasing, factoring, energy financial, and aircraft financing and leasing services. GE also designs powder bed-based laser additive manufacturing machines. The company was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), General Motors Company (GM), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) saw its value decrease by -2.64% as the stock dropped $-0.19 to finish the day at a closing price of $7. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $6-$11.99 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $6.95 to $7.24 during the day, are down by -22.74% in the past three months and down by -18.22% over the past six months. It is currently trading -19.66% below its 20 day moving average and -22.13% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $11.29 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 25.95.The technical indicator lead us to believe the stock will reverse recent losses any time soon.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

General Motors Company (GM) shares were up in last trading by 3.72% to $37.35. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 6.26% over the past week and grew 2.55% in the past month. It is currently trading 8.99% above its 50 day moving average and 19.61% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.03% decrease in value from its one year high of $38.16. The RSI indicator value of 64.02, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

General Motors Company designs, builds, and sells cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide. The company operates through GM North America, GM Europe, GM International Operations, GM South America, and GM Financial segments. It markets its vehicles primarily under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Opel, Holden, Vauxhall, Baojun, Jiefang, and Wuling brand names. The company also sells cars and trucks to dealers for consumer retail sales, as well as to fleet customers, including daily rental car companies, commercial fleet customers, leasing companies, and governments. In addition, it offers connected safety, security and mobility solutions, and information technology services. The company, through its subsidiary, General Motors Financial Company, Inc., provides automotive financing services. General Motors Company was founded in 1897 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) opening the day at $11.55. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 0.88% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.44% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $11.44 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -7.89% below its 52 week high of $12.42 and 553.71% above its 12-month low of $1.75. The shares are up by over 67.25% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 65.78 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. operates as a semiconductor company worldwide. The company’s products primarily include x86 microprocessors as an accelerated processing unit (APU), chipsets, discrete graphics processing units (GPUs), and semi-custom System-on-Chip (SoC) products. It provides x86 microprocessors for desktop PCs under the AMD A-Series, AMD E-Series, AMD FX CPU, AMD Athlon CPU and APU, AMD Sempron APU and CPU, and AMD Pro A-Series APU brands; and microprocessors for notebook and 2-in-1s under the AMD A-Series, AMD E-Series, AMD C-Series, AMD Z-Series, AMD FX APU, AMD Phenom, AMD Athlon CPU and APU, AMD Turion, and AMD Sempron APU and CPU brands. The company also offers chipsets with and without integrated graphics features for desktop, notebook PCs, and servers, as well as controller hub-based chipsets for its APUs under the AMD brand; and AMD PRO mobile and desktop processors. In addition, it provides discrete desktop graphics products and discrete GPUs for notebooks under the AMD Radeon brand; professional graphics products under the AMD FirePro brand; and customer-specific solutions based on AMD’s CPU, GPU, and multi-media technologies. Further, the company offers microprocessors for server platforms under the AMD Opteron; embedded processor solutions for interactive digital signage, casino gaming, and medical imaging under the AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon, AMD Sempron, AMD Geode, AMD R-Series, and G-Series brands; and semi-custom SoC products that power the Sony Playstation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One game consoles. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. sells its products through its direct sales force, independent distributors, and sales representatives. The company serves original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, system builders, and independent distributors. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

3 Stocks in Focus: Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK), J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR)

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) climbed 2.57% during last trading as the stock added $0.18 to finish the day at $7.18 with about 54.18M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 53.69M. The $6.5B market cap company, which fluctuated between $6.89 and $7.19 during the day, currently situated 378.67% above its 52 week low of $1.5 and -12.44% away from its one year high of $8.2. The RSI of 55.41 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of properties for the production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGL) from underground reservoirs in the United States. It operates in two segments, Exploration and Production; and Marketing, Gathering, and Compression. The company holds interests in natural gas resource plays, including the Haynesville/Bossier Shales in northwestern Louisiana and East Texas; the Marcellus Shale in the northern Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania; and the Barnett Shale in the Fort Worth Basin of north-central Texas. It also holds interests in liquids-rich resource plays, such as the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas; the Utica Shale in Ohio and Pennsylvania; the Anadarko Basin in northwestern Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle; and the Niobrara Shale in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. The company owns interests in approximately 32,400 oil and natural gas wells. As of December 31, 2015, it had estimated proved reserves of 1.504 billion barrels of oil equivalent. The company also provides oil, natural gas, and NGL marketing services comprising commodity price structuring, securing and negotiating gathering, hauling, processing and transportation, contract administration, and nomination services for Chesapeake-operated wells; and marketing services for third-party producers, as well as designs, engineers, fabricates, installs, and sells natural gas compression units, accessories, and equipment used in the production, treatment, and processing of oil and natural gas. Chesapeake Energy Corporation was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) dropped $-0.61 to close the day at a new closing price of $7.86, a -7.2% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 31% above its 52 week low of $6. A total of 43.51M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 16.48M. The stock, which fluctuated between $7.78 and $8.15 during the day, currently situated -34.45% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -20.28% in the past one month and down by -12.76% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $11.29 and RSI of 33.89, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR) had a active trading with around 40.95M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 22.23M. The stock traded between $3.66 and $3.76 before closing at the price of $3.73 with 1.63% change on the day. The Norwalk Connecticut 06851 based company is currently trading 24.05% above its 52 week low of $3.1 and -30.13% below its 52 week high of $5.85. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 66.61 and $4.87 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI), Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR), J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP)

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.03% or $0.09 to close the day at $4.53 on light trading volume of 26.82M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 38.67M. The New York New York 10020 based company has been outperforming the broadcasting – radio group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 16.14%, compared to the industry which has advanced 17.07% over the same period. With RSI of 57.97, 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.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States. The company broadcasts music plus sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather programs, including various music genres ranging from rock, pop and hip-hop to country, dance, jazz, Latin, and classical; live play-by-play sports from principal leagues and colleges; multitude of talk and entertainment channels for various audiences; national, international, and financial news; and local traffic and weather reports for 21 metropolitan markets. It also streams music and non-music channels over the Internet; and offer applications to allow consumers to access its Internet radio service on smartphones and tablet computers. In addition, the company distributes satellite radios through the sale and lease of new vehicles; and acquires subscribers through the sale and lease of previously owned vehicles with factory-installed satellite radios. Its satellite radio systems include satellites, terrestrial repeaters, and other satellite facilities; studios; and radios. Further, the company provides satellite television services, which offer music channels on the DISH NETWORK satellite television service as a programming package; Travel Link, a suite of data services that include graphical weather, fuel prices, sports schedule and scores, and movie listings; real-time traffic services; and real-time weather services. Additionally, it offers location-based services through two-way wireless connectivity, including safety, security, convenience, maintenance and data services, remote vehicles diagnostics, stolen or parked vehicle locator services, and monitoring of vehicle emission systems. The company also sells satellite and Internet radios directly to consumers through its Website, as well as through national and regional retailers. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Sirius XM Holdings Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR) climbed 2.51% during last trading as the stock added $0.09 to finish the day at $3.67 with about 24.65M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 22.28M. The $4.28B market cap company, which fluctuated between $3.58 and $3.67 during the day, currently situated 22.06% above its 52 week low of $3.1 and -31.26% away from its one year high of $5.85. The RSI of 64.22 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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.

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) saw its value increase by 1.68% as the stock gained $0.14 to finish the day at a closing price of $8.47. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $6-$11.99 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $8.38 to $8.8 during the day, are down by -5.78% in the past three months and down by -0.82% over the past six months. It is currently trading -7.96% below its 20 day moving average and -6.42% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $11.29 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 41.87. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI), General Electric Company (GE), J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP)

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.22% or $-0.01 to close the day at $4.44 on light trading volume of 34.12M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 38.88M. The New York New York 10020 based company has been outperforming the broadcasting – radio group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 12.68%, compared to the industry which has advanced 12.93% over the same period. With RSI of 48.8, 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.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States. The company broadcasts music plus sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather programs, including various music genres ranging from rock, pop and hip-hop to country, dance, jazz, Latin, and classical; live play-by-play sports from principal leagues and colleges; multitude of talk and entertainment channels for various audiences; national, international, and financial news; and local traffic and weather reports for 21 metropolitan markets. It also streams music and non-music channels over the Internet; and offer applications to allow consumers to access its Internet radio service on smartphones and tablet computers. In addition, the company distributes satellite radios through the sale and lease of new vehicles; and acquires subscribers through the sale and lease of previously owned vehicles with factory-installed satellite radios. Its satellite radio systems include satellites, terrestrial repeaters, and other satellite facilities; studios; and radios. Further, the company provides satellite television services, which offer music channels on the DISH NETWORK satellite television service as a programming package; Travel Link, a suite of data services that include graphical weather, fuel prices, sports schedule and scores, and movie listings; real-time traffic services; and real-time weather services. Additionally, it offers location-based services through two-way wireless connectivity, including safety, security, convenience, maintenance and data services, remote vehicles diagnostics, stolen or parked vehicle locator services, and monitoring of vehicle emission systems. The company also sells satellite and Internet radios directly to consumers through its Website, as well as through national and regional retailers. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Sirius XM Holdings Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

General Electric Company (GE) climbed 0.28% during last trading as the stock added $0.09 to finish the day at $31.69 with about 31.89M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 32.49M. The $281.32B market cap company, which fluctuated between $31.4 and $31.83 during the day, currently situated 20.59% above its 52 week low of $27.1 and -2.49% away from its one year high of $33. The RSI of 62.27 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

General Electric Company (GE) operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. Its Power segment offers gas and steam power systems; maintenance, service, and upgrade solutions; distributed power gas engines; water treatment, wastewater treatment, and process system solutions; and nuclear reactors, fuels, and support services. The company’s Renewable Energy segment offers wind turbine platforms, and hardware and software; offshore wind turbines; and solutions, products, and services to hydropower industry. Its Oil and Gas segment offers turbomachinery solutions; surface and subsea drilling and production systems, and equipment for floating production platforms; measurement and control products; and compressors, pumps, valves, and natural gas solutions. The company’s Energy Management segment offers industrial and grid solutions, and power conversion systems. Its Aviation segment designs and produces commercial and military aircraft engines, integrated digital components, electric power, and mechanical aircraft systems; and offers aftermarket services. The company’s Healthcare segment offers diagnostic imaging and clinical systems; products for drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and cellular technologies; and healthcare information technology products. Its Transportation segment offers freight and passenger locomotives, parts, wreck repair, software-enabled solutions, mining equipment and services, marine diesel engines, and stationary power diesel engines and motors, as well as overhaul, repair, and upgrade services. GE’s Appliances & Lighting segment sells and services home appliances; and manufactures, sources, and sells lighting solutions. Its Capital segment offers commercial lending and leasing, factoring, energy financial, and aircraft financing and leasing services. GE also designs powder bed-based laser additive manufacturing machines. The company was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) saw its value increase by 0.24% as the stock gained $0.02 to finish the day at a closing price of $8.33. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $6-$11.99 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $7.97 to $8.39 during the day, are down by -7.55% in the past three months and down by -3.81% over the past six months. It is currently trading -10.2% below its 20 day moving average and -8.03% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $11.29 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 37.79. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

 

Stocks in Review: J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), Regions Financial Corporation (RF), Intel Corporation (INTC)

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) traded within a range of $8.21 to $8.51 after opening the day at $8.45. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 24.77% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.31% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $8.31 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -30.69% below its 52 week high of $11.99 and 38.5% above its 12-month low of $6. The shares are down by over -9.87% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 36.89 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings, as well as provides various services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 1,021 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.34% or $0.19 to close the day at $14.36 on light trading volume of 17.95M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 22.68M. The Birmingham Alabama 35203 based company has been outperforming the regional – southeast banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 53.41%, compared to the industry which has advanced 36.32% over the same period. With RSI of 61.25, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $14.24, making it a hold for now.

Regions Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and bank-related services to individual and corporate customers in the United States. Its Corporate Bank segment offers commercial banking services, such as commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, and investor real estate lending, as well as equipment lease financing services. This segment serves corporate, middle market, small business, and commercial real estate developers and investors. The company’s Consumer Bank segment provides consumer banking products and services related to residential first mortgages, home equity lines and loans, small business loans, indirect loans, consumer credit cards, and other consumer loans, as well as the corresponding deposit relationships. Its Wealth Management segment offers wealth management products and services, including credit related products, trust and investment management, asset management, retirement and savings solutions, estate planning, and personal and commercial insurance products to individuals, businesses, governmental institutions, and non-profit entities. The company also provides insurance coverage for various lines of personal and commercial insurance, such as property, vehicle, casualty, life, health, and accident insurance, as well as commercial crop, life, and environmental insurance; and commercial equipment financing products, as well as offers securities, insurance, and advisory services through financial consultants. In addition, it offers securities brokerage, merger and acquisition advisory, trust, and other specialty financing services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 1,627 banking offices and 1,962 ATMs in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Regions Financial Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

Intel Corporation (INTC) dropped $-0.39 to close the day at a new closing price of $36.27, a -1.06% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 34.18% above its 52 week low of $27.68. A total of 17.47M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 20.53M. The stock, which fluctuated between $36.2 and $36.8 during the day, currently situated -4.73% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.52% in the past one month and down by -3.19% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $39.89 and RSI of 53.1, the stock still has upside potential, making it a 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.