Trader Alert: Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP), FireEye, Inc. (FEYE)

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) grew with the stock adding 0.09% or $0.05 to close at $56.04 on light trading volume of 2.76M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.68M. The Las Vegas Nevada 89109 based company operating under the Resorts & Casinos industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 53.95% up for the period and up by 4.92% so far this year. With price target of $61.59 and a 69.61% rebound from 52-week low, Las Vegas Sands Corp. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the People’s Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The company also owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, and Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip; Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Its integrated resorts include accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and other amenities. Las Vegas Sands Corp. was founded in 1988 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) gained $0.19 to close the day at a new closing price of $25.68, a 0.75% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 64.58% above its 52 week low of $16.38. A total of 2.76M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.44M. The stock, which fluctuated between $25.42 and $25.81 during the day, currently situated -0.27% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 5.64% in the past one month and up by 15.79% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $25.07 and RSI of 69.39, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The company’s Electric Transmission & Distribution segment offers electric transmission and distribution services to retail electric providers, municipalities, electric cooperatives, and other distribution companies. As of December 31, 2015, this segment owned 28,474 pole miles of overhead distribution lines and 3,723 circuit miles of overhead transmission lines; 23,120 circuit miles of underground distribution lines and 26 circuit miles of underground transmission lines; and 232 substations with a capacity of 58,674 megavolt amperes. Its Natural Gas Distribution segment sells regulated intrastate natural gas; provides natural gas transportation and storage services for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation customers; and offers unregulated services comprising residential appliance repair and maintenance services, as well as sells heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment. This segment owned approximately 74,000 linear miles of natural gas distribution mains. The company’s Energy Services segment provides physical natural gas supplies primarily to commercial and industrial customers, and electric and gas utilities; natural gas management services; and physical delivery services, as well as procures and optimizes transportation and storage assets. It owns and operates approximately 200 miles of intrastate pipelines; and leases transportation capacity on various interstate and intrastate pipelines, and storage. Its Midstream Investments segment provides gathering, processing, compression, treating, dehydration, and natural gas liquids fractionation for producer customers. This segment had approximately 12,400 miles of gathering pipelines, 7,900 miles of interstate pipelines, and approximately 2,300 miles of intrastate pipelines. The company was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

FireEye, Inc. (FEYE) shares were down in last trading by -0.76% to $13.06. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.24% over the past week and fell -0.91% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.17% above its 50 day moving average and -11.31% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -33.47% decrease in value from its one year high of $19.63. The RSI indicator value of 52.8, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

FireEye, Inc. provides cybersecurity solutions for detecting, preventing, analyzing, and resolving cyber-attacks. The company offers vector-specific appliance solutions that provide threat protection from network to endpoint for inbound and outbound network traffic that may contain sensitive information. It also offers Central Management System that provides cross-enterprise threat data correlation to identify and block attacks across multiple attack vectors; and Threat Analytics Platform to identify and respond to cyber threats by correlating enterprise-generated security event data from any security product with real-time threat intelligence, as well as Malware Analysis System to manually execute and inspect advanced malware, zero-day, and other advanced cyber-attacks embedded in files, email attachments, and Web objects. In addition, the company offers Network Forensics Platform that helps in detecting threats and view specific packets and sessions before, during, and after the attack to confirm what may have triggered a malware download or callback; Investigation Analysis System, a centralized analytical interface to the Network Forensics Platform; and Mandiant Intelligent Response that enables remote investigation of endpoints and allows security teams to collect targeted forensic data to identify attacker behavior, tools, and techniques. Further, it provides cloud-based subscription services; Security-as-a-Service; and incident response, compromise assessments, and related consulting, as well as training and professional, and customer support and maintenance services. FireEye, Inc. provides its products and services through distributors, resellers, and strategic partners in the United States, the Asia Pacific, Japan, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and others. The company was formerly known as NetForts, Inc. and changed its name to FireEye, Inc. in September 2005. FireEye, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

 

Momentum Stocks: Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF), Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) grew with the stock adding 1.28% or $0.71 to close at $55.99 on active trading volume of 4.81M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.64M. The Las Vegas Nevada 89109 based company operating under the Resorts & Casinos industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 52.66% up for the period and up by 4.83% so far this year. With price target of $61.59 and a 69.46% rebound from 52-week low, Las Vegas Sands Corp. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the People’s Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The company also owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, and Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip; Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Its integrated resorts include accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and other amenities. Las Vegas Sands Corp. was founded in 1988 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) had a light trading with around 4.78M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.97M. The stock traded between $32.86 and $34.26 before closing at the price of $32.89 with -3.21% change on the day. The Deerfield Illinois 60015 based company is currently trading 62.43% above its 52 week low of $20.77 and -9.67% below its 52 week high of $37.72. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $28.39 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizers and other nitrogen products worldwide. The company operates through Ammonia, Granular Urea, UAN, AN, Other, and Phosphate segments. Its primary nitrogen fertilizer products include ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate, and ammonium nitrate. The company also provides diesel exhaust fluid, urea liquor, nitric acid, and aqua ammonia as well as compound fertilizer product, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilizer. It offers products primarily to cooperatives, independent fertilizer distributors, farmers, and industrial users. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) saw its value decrease by -0.66% as the stock dropped $-0.28 to finish the day at a closing price of $41.99. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $26.15-$44.92 per share for the past year. The shares are up by 1.33% in the past three months and up by 10.65% over the past six months. It is currently trading 5.24% above its 20 day moving average and 3.85% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $45.68 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 62.2.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

Stocks on the Move: Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC), Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), Owens Corning (OC)

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -2.55% or $-0.35 to close the day at $13.35 on active trading volume of 2.04M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.39M. The Dallas Texas 75201 based company has been underperforming the mortgage investment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -2.48%, compared to the industry which has advanced 23.77% over the same period. With RSI of 41.85, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $14.94, making it a hold for now.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc., a specialized consumer finance company, provides vehicle finance and third-party servicing in the United States. The company’s vehicle finance products and services include retail installment contracts, vehicle leases, and dealer loans. It also offers financial products and services related to motorcycles, RVs, and marine vehicles; originates vehicle loans through a Web-based direct lending program; purchases vehicle retail installment contracts from other lenders; and services automobile, and recreational and marine vehicle portfolios for other lenders. Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. is a subsidiary of Santander Holdings USA, Inc.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) fell -0.32% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.18 to finish the day at $55.28 with about 2.03M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.65M. The $44.08B market cap company, which fluctuated between $55.15 and $55.8 during the day, currently situated 67.31% above its 52 week low of $34.88 and -11.66% away from its one year high of $63.38. The RSI of 49.24 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the People’s Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The company also owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, and Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip; Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Its integrated resorts include accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and other amenities. Las Vegas Sands Corp. was founded in 1988 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Owens Corning (OC) saw its value increase by 3.1% as the stock gained $1.62 to finish the day at a closing price of $53.87. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $38.96-$58.69 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $52.54 to $54.32 during the day, are up by 4.96% in the past three months and down by -1.13% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.3% above its 20 day moving average and 4.15% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $55.65 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 61.42. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Owens Corning, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells glass fiber reinforcements and other materials for composites; and residential and commercial building materials worldwide. It operates in three segments: Composites, Insulation, and Roofing. The Composites segment manufactures, fabricates, and sells glass reinforcements in the form of fiber; and manufactures and sells glass fiber products in the form of fabrics, non-wovens, and other specialized products. Its products are used in pipe, roofing shingles, sporting goods, consumer electronics, telecommunications cables, boats, aviation, defense, automotive, industrial containers, and wind-energy applications in the building and construction, transportation, consumer, industrial, and power and energy markets. The Insulation segment manufactures and sells fiberglass insulation into residential, commercial, industrial, and other markets for thermal and acoustical applications; and manufactures and sells glass fiber pipe insulation, flexible duct media, bonded and granulated mineral fiber insulation, and foam insulation used in above- and below-grade construction applications. It sells its products primarily to the insulation installers, home centers, lumberyards, retailers, and distributors. The Roofing segment manufactures and sells residential roofing shingles, oxidized asphalt materials, and roofing accessories used in residential and commercial construction, and specialty applications. This segment sells its products through home centers, lumberyards, retailers, distributors, and contractors, as well as to roofing contractors and distributors for built-up roofing asphalt systems and to manufacturers in automotive, chemical, rubber, and construction industries. Owens Corning was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in Toledo, Ohio.

 

Trader Alert: Tesoro Corporation (TSO), Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), Cummins Inc. (CMI)

Tesoro Corporation (TSO) retreated with the stock falling -1.33% or $-1.09 to close at $80.68 on active trading volume of 2.6M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.27M. The San Antonio Texas 78259 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -9.86% down for the period and down by -7.74% so far this year. With price target of $105 and a 22.2% rebound from 52-week low, Tesoro Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Tesoro Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent petroleum refining, logistics, and marketing company in the United States. Its Refining segment refines crude oil and other feed stocks into transportation fuels, such as gasoline, gasoline blend stocks, jet fuel, and diesel fuel, as well as other products, including heavy fuel oils, liquefied petroleum gas, petroleum coke, calcined coke, and asphalt. This segment also sells refined products in the wholesale market primarily through independent unbranded distributors; and in the bulk market primarily to independent unbranded distributors, other refining and marketing companies, utilities, railroads, airlines, marine, and industrial end-users in the western United States. It owns and operates 6 refineries with a combined crude oil capacity of approximately 875 thousand barrels per day. The company’s TLLP segment owns and operates a network of approximately 3,500 miles of crude oil, refined products, and natural gas pipelines; 29 crude oil and refined products truck and marine terminals; and approximately 15 million barrels of storage capacity. This segment also owns and operates four natural gas processing complexes and one fractionation facility. The company’s Marketing segment sells gasoline and diesel fuel through retail stations, and third-party branded dealers and distributors in the western United States. As of December 31, 2015, this segment operated a network of 2,397 retail stations under the ARCO, Shell, Exxon, Mobil, USA Gasoline, and Tesoro brands. The company was formerly known as Tesoro Petroleum Corporation and changed its name to Tesoro Corporation in November 2004. Tesoro Corporation was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) dropped $-0.23 to close the day at a new closing price of $55.46, a -0.41% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 67.86% above its 52 week low of $34.88. A total of 2.6M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.64M. The stock, which fluctuated between $54.86 and $55.98 during the day, currently situated -11.38% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.07% in the past one month and down by -4.41% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $61 and RSI of 49.35, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the People’s Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The company also owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, and Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip; Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Its integrated resorts include accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and other amenities. Las Vegas Sands Corp. was founded in 1988 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cummins Inc. (CMI) shares were down in last trading by -1.53% to $138.56. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.59% over the past week and fell -2.64% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.17% above its 50 day moving average and 13.7% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -5.81% decrease in value from its one year high of $147.1. The RSI indicator value of 49.98, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines, and engine-related component products. It operates through four segments: Engine, Distribution, Components, and Power Generation. The Engine segment offers various diesel and natural gas powered engines under the Cummins and other customer brand names for the heavy-and medium-duty truck, bus, recreational vehicle, light-duty automotive, agricultural, construction, mining, marine, oil and gas, rail, and governmental equipment markets. This segment also provides new parts and services, as well as remanufactured parts and engines. The Distribution segment distributes parts and filtration products, engines, and power generation products, as well as offers service solutions, including maintenance contracts, engineering services, and integrated products. The Components segment provides emission solutions, including custom engineering systems and integrated controls, oxidation catalysts, particulate filters, oxides of nitrogen reduction systems, and engineered components; turbochargers for light-duty, mid-range, heavy-duty, and high-horsepower diesel markets; air and fuel filters, fuel water separators, lube and hydraulic filters, coolants, fuel additives, and other filtration systems; and fuel systems for heavy-duty on-highway diesel engine applications, as well as remanufactures fuel systems. The Power Generation segment designs and manufactures components that make up power generation systems, including controls, alternators, transfer switches, and switchgears, as well as offers power generation systems, components, and services. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and other customers worldwide. Cummins Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Columbus, Indiana.

 

Stocks Buzz: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA), Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV), Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS)

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.97% or $-0.53 to close the day at $26.34 on active trading volume of 5.62M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.04M. The Silver Spring Maryland 20910 based company has been outperforming the catv systems group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 1.97%, compared to the industry which has advanced 7.79% over the same period. With RSI of 38.59, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $28.05, making it a hold for now.

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. It operates through U.S. Networks; International Networks; and Education and Other segments. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Velocity, Discovery Family, American Heroes, Destination America, Discovery Life, Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Kids brands. Its content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. The company also develops and sells curriculum-based education products and services comprising online suite of curriculum-based VOD tools, professional development services, and digital textbooks, as well as student assessments; and publishes hard copy curriculum-based content for K-12 schools. In addition, it operates production studios that develop content for television service providers, as well as Websites. The company provides content through various distribution platforms, including pay-TV, free-to-air and broadcast television, digital distribution arrangements, and content licensing agreements, as well as various platforms, such as brand-aligned Websites, Web-native networks, on-line streaming, mobile devices, video on demand (VOD), and broadband channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated approximately 380 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. The company is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) grew with the stock adding 2.07% or $1.04 to close at $51.34 on light trading volume of 5.57M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.21M. The Dallas Texas 75235 based company operating under the Regional Airlines industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 23.23% up for the period and up by 3.01% so far this year. With price target of $56.57 and a 52.55% rebound from 52-week low, Southwest Airlines Co. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 704 Boeing 737 aircraft. The company served 97 destinations in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as 7 near-international countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Belize. It also sells frequent flyer points and related services to business partners participating in the Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program, including car rental agencies, hotels, restaurants, and retailers. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.62% or $0.9 to close the day at $56.61 on higher than average trading volume of 5.56M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.6M. The Las Vegas Nevada 89109 based company has been outperforming the resorts & casinos companies by -3.0093% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 5.99% YTD, versus the resorts & casinos industry which is up 4.5% for the same period. The RSI of 53.99 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the People’s Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The company also owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, and Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip; Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Its integrated resorts include accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and other amenities. Las Vegas Sands Corp. was founded in 1988 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), U.S. Bancorp (USB), American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) had a light trading with around 4.36M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.58M. The stock traded between $55.55 and $56.32 before closing at the price of $55.71 with 0.43% change on the day. The Las Vegas Nevada 89109 based company is currently trading 68.61% above its 52 week low of $34.88 and -10.98% below its 52 week high of $63.38. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 49.42 and $61 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the People’s Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The company also owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, and Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip; Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Its integrated resorts include accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and other amenities. Las Vegas Sands Corp. was founded in 1988 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

U.S. Bancorp (USB) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.45% or $-0.23 to close the day at $51.07 on light trading volume of 4.34M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.55M. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55402 based company has been outperforming the regional – midwest banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 31.87%, compared to the industry which has advanced 39.96% over the same period. With RSI of 55.84, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $51.98, making it a hold for now.

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

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) shares were down in last trading by -0.64% to $66.38. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.64% over the past week and grew 2.25% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.03% above its 50 day moving average and 14.7% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.04% decrease in value from its one year high of $67.08. The RSI indicator value of 61.59, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through two segments, Commercial Insurance and Consumer Insurance. The company’s Commercial Insurance segment offers general liability, commercial automobile liability, workers’ compensation, excess casualty, and crisis management causality insurance products, as well as various risk-sharing and other customized structured programs; commercial, industrial, and energy-related property insurance products; aerospace, environmental, political risk, trade credit, surety, and marine insurance products; various insurance products for small and medium sized enterprises; and professional liability insurance products. It also provides mortgage guaranty insurance; stable value wrap products, and structured settlement and terminal funding annuities; and corporate- and bank-owned life insurance and guaranteed investment contracts. This segment sells its products through independent retail and wholesale brokers, agency network, specialized marketing and consulting firms, and structured settlement brokers. Its Consumer Insurance segment offers retirement products, such as fixed annuities, and immediate and deferred income annuities; variable and fixed index annuities; and mutual funds, and plan administrative and compliance services. This segment’s products also include term and whole life, cancer, and critical illness insurance products; personal accident and supplemental health products; travel insurance products and services; automobile and homeowners, and extended warranty insurance; and identity theft and credit card protection products. It sells its products through agents, direct marketing, independent marketing organizations, financial advisors, banks, wirehouses, and broker-dealers. The company was founded in 1919 and is based in New York, New York.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (SRPT), Ciena Corporation (CIEN)

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) saw its value increase by 0.71% as the stock gained $0.39 to finish the day at a closing price of $55.47. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $34.88-$63.38 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $54.58 to $55.63 during the day, are down by -4.46% in the past three months and up by 28.92% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.61% above its 20 day moving average and -3.49% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $60.76 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 48.35.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the People’s Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The company also owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, and Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip; Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Its integrated resorts include accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and other amenities. Las Vegas Sands Corp. was founded in 1988 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (SRPT) shares were up in last trading by 1.9% to $30.08. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 8.87% over the past week and fell -13.61% in the past month. It is currently trading -14.08% below its 50 day moving average and 2.9% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -52.8% decrease in value from its one year high of $63.73. The RSI indicator value of 45.37, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery and development of RNA-based therapeutics for the treatment of rare, infectious, and other diseases. The company’s lead product candidate is Eteplirsen, an antisense phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligomer therapeutic, which is in Phase III clinical development for the treatment of individuals with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a genetic muscle-wasting disease caused by the absence of dystrophin. It is also developing exon-skipping drugs for the treatment of DMD; and therapeutic candidates for the treatment of infectious diseases, such as influenza, Marburg, and Ebola. The company has a strategic alliance with Charley’s Fund, Inc. to support the development of product candidates using its proprietary exon-skipping technologies; a license agreement with the University of Western Australia for the use of antisense sequences in the treatment of DMD; and a research collaboration agreement with Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc to explore a combination drug treatment approach for DMD. Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Ciena Corporation (CIEN) traded within a range of $23.87 to $24.37 after opening the day at $24.33. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -0.86% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.41% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $24.2 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -3.93% below its 52 week high of $25.19 and 54.93% above its 12-month low of $15.62. The shares are up by over 6.75% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 57.02 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Ciena Corporation provides equipment, software, and services that support the transport, switching, aggregation, service delivery, and management of voice, video, and data traffic on communications networks worldwide. The company’s Networking Platforms segment offers hardware networking solutions optimized for the convergence of coherent optical transport, optical transport network switching, and packet switching. Its products include 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and the 5430 Reconfigurable Switching System, Waveserver stackable interconnect system, CoreDirector Multiservice Optical Switches, and OTN configuration for the 5410 Reconfigurable Switching System, as well as Z-Series Packet-Optical Platform; 3000 family of service delivery switches and service aggregation switches, and the 5000 family of service aggregation switches, as well as 8700 Packetwave Platform and the Ethernet packet configuration for the 5410 Service Aggregation Switch; and 4200 Advanced Services Platform, Corestream 5100/5200 Advanced Services Platform, Common Photonic Layer, and 6100 Multiservice Optical Platform. This segment also sells operating system software and enhanced software features embedded in each of these products. The company’s Software and Software-Related Services segment offers network management solutions, including the OneControl Unified Management System, ON-Center Network & Service Management Suite, Ethernet Services Manager, Optical Suite Release, and Planet Operate; and Blue Planet network virtualization, service orchestration, and network management software platform, as well as related installation, support, and consulting services. Its Global Services segment provides consulting and network design, installation and deployment, maintenance support, and training services. The company sells its products through direct and indirect sales channels to network operators. Ciena Corporation was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Hanover, Maryland.

 

Stocks in Focus: Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), PBF Energy Inc. (PBF), DiamondRock Hospitality Company (DRH)

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) had a light trading with around 3.98M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.58M. The stock traded between $55.02 and $55.77 before closing at the price of $55.08 with 0.18% change on the day. The Las Vegas Nevada 89109 based company is currently trading 66.71% above its 52 week low of $34.88 and -11.98% below its 52 week high of $63.38. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 45.91 and $60.76 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the People’s Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The company also owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, and Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip; Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Its integrated resorts include accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and other amenities. Las Vegas Sands Corp. was founded in 1988 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

PBF Energy Inc. (PBF) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -4.99% or $-1.35 to close the day at $25.73 on active trading volume of 3.98M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.64M. The Parsippany New Jersey 07054 based company has been underperforming the oil & gas refining & marketing group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -26.33%, compared to the industry which has advanced 5.18% over the same period. With RSI of 45.27, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $28.57, making it a hold for now.

PBF Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the refining and supply of petroleum products. It produces gasoline, ultra-low-sulfur diesel, heating oil, diesel fuel, jet fuel, lubricants, petrochemicals, and asphalt, as well as unbranded transportation fuels, petrochemical feedstocks, blending components, and other petroleum products. The company sells its products in Northeast and Midwest of the United States, as well as in other regions of the United States and Canada. PBF Energy Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Parsippany, New Jersey.

DiamondRock Hospitality Company (DRH) shares were down in last trading by -3.19% to $11.54. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.58% over the past week and grew 6.74% in the past month. It is currently trading 11.42% above its 50 day moving average and 21.71% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.51% decrease in value from its one year high of $11.96. The RSI indicator value of 64.76, lead us to believe that it is 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.

 

Stocks Buzz: The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), Viacom, Inc. (VIAB), Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS)

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.8% or $0.46 to close the day at $58.06 on light trading volume of 5.22M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.9M. The Midland Michigan 48674 based company has been outperforming the chemicals – major diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 21.33%, compared to the industry which has advanced 29.16% over the same period. With RSI of 63.16, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $62.35, making it a hold for now.

The Dow Chemical Company manufactures and supplies products that are used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services worldwide. It operates through Agricultural Sciences, Consumer Solutions, Infrastructure Solutions, Performance Materials & Chemicals, and Performance Plastics segments. The Agricultural Sciences segment provides crop protection and seed/plant biotechnology products and technologies, urban pest management solutions, and healthy oils. The Consumer Solutions segment offers semiconductors and organic light-emitting diodes, and adhesives and foams used by the transportation industry; and cellulosics and other polymers for innovative pharmaceutical formulations and food solutions. It serves automotive, electronics and entertainment, food and pharmaceuticals, and personal and home care products markets. The Infrastructure Solutions segment provides architectural and industrial coatings, construction material ingredients, building insulation, adhesives, and microbial protection products for the oil and gas industry; water technologies; monomers; and silicone and silicone products. The Performance Materials & Chemicals segment offers chlorine and caustic soda; industrial solutions; and propylene oxides, propylene glycols, polyether polyols, and aromatic isocyanates. The Performance Plastics segment provides elastomers, polyolefin plastomers, and ethylene propylene diene monomer elastomers; wire and cable insulation, semiconductive, and jacketing compound solutions, as well as bio-based plasticizers; acrylics, polyethylene, polyolefin emulsions, and polyolefin plastomers; and ethylene, propylene, benzene, butadiene, cumene, octene, aromatics co-products, and crude c4. The company was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Midland, Michigan.

Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) grew with the stock adding 1.95% or $0.7 to close at $36.6 on active trading volume of 5.21M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.77M. The New York New York 10036 based company operating under the Entertainment – Diversified industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -6.91% down for the period and up by 4.27% so far this year. With price target of $41.57 and a 25.4% rebound from 52-week low, Viacom, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Viacom, Inc. operates as media brand worldwide. The company creates television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, applications, games, consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment content for audiences. It operates through two segments, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment provides entertainment content and related branded products for consumers through approximately 250 locally programmed and operated TV channels, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, SPIKE, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Channel 5 (UK), Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick, Paramount Channel, and others, as well as through online, mobile, and apps. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, finances, acquires, and distributes motion pictures, television programming, and other entertainment content under the Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Nickelodeon Movies, MTV Films, and Paramount Television brands; and distributes films released under the Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, and Insurge Pictures brands. This segment exhibits motion pictures theatrically through home entertainment, licensing to television and digital platforms, and ancillary activities. The company releases its content through download-to-own, download-to-rent, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, transactional video-on-demand, pay television, subscription video-on-demand, basic cable television, free television, and free video-on-demand, as well as airlines and hotels. Viacom, Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 3.09% or $1.65 to close the day at $54.98 on higher than average trading volume of 5.2M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.57M. The Las Vegas Nevada 89109 based company has been outperforming the resorts & casinos companies by -5.3649% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 2.94% YTD, versus the resorts & casinos industry which is up 2.34% for the same period. The RSI of 46.7 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the People’s Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The company also owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, and Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip; Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Its integrated resorts include accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and other amenities. Las Vegas Sands Corp. was founded in 1988 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Northstar Asset Management Group Inc. (NSAM), Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), Team Health Holdings, Inc. (TMH)

Northstar Asset Management Group Inc. (NSAM) grew with the stock adding 6.3% or $0.94 to close at $15.86 on active trading volume of 6.51M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.18M. The New York New York 10022 based company has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 35.66% up for the period and up by 6.3% so far this year. With price target of $15.25 and a 78.71% rebound from 52-week low, Northstar Asset Management Group Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Northstar Asset Management Group Inc. provides asset management and other services in the United States and internationally. It also offers securitization transaction services. The company is based in New York, New York. Northstar Asset Management Group Inc. (NYSE:NSAM) operates independently of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. as of June 30, 2014.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) dropped $-0.08 to close the day at a new closing price of $53.33, a -0.15% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 61.41% above its 52 week low of $34.88. A total of 6.5M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.55M. The stock, which fluctuated between $52.54 and $53.74 during the day, currently situated -14.78% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -13.14% in the past one month and down by -8.25% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $60.76 and RSI of 36.61, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the People’s Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The company also owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, and Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip; Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Its integrated resorts include accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and other amenities. Las Vegas Sands Corp. was founded in 1988 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Team Health Holdings, Inc. (TMH) shares were down in last trading by 0% to $43.45. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.23% over the past week and grew 2.24% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.32% above its 50 day moving average and 6.86% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -12.22% decrease in value from its one year high of $49.5. The RSI indicator value of 63.89, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Team Health Holdings, Inc. provides outsourced healthcare professional staffing and administrative services to hospitals and other healthcare providers in the United States. It recruits and contracts with healthcare professionals who then provide professional services in third-party healthcare facilities. The company offers a range of services, including recruiting, scheduling, and credential coordination of clinical and non-clinical medical professionals; coding, billing, and collecting fees for services provided by medical professionals; administrative support services, such as payroll, professional liability insurance coverage, continuing medical education services, and management training; claims and risk management services; and standardized procedures and operational consulting, as well as provides experienced medical directors. It offers outsourced physician staffing and administrative services in emergency medicine; hospital medicine; anesthesiology; inpatient services; scribes; ambulatory care; pediatrics; post-acute care; and other healthcare services. The company also offers healthcare management physician-related services; and non-physician staffing services, such as para-professional providers, nursing, specialty technicians, and administrative staffing to military and government facilities. In addition, it provides medical call center services, such as physician after-hours call coverage, community nurse lines, emergency department advice calls, physician referral, class scheduling, appointment scheduling, and Web response. The company serves approximately 3,400 civilian and military hospitals, clinics, and physician groups in 47 states through healthcare professionals, such as physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and registered nurses. Team Health Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee.