Three Movers to Watch for: Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX), Office Depot, Inc. (ODP), Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX) grew with the stock adding 0.08% or $0.02 to close at $23.92 on light trading volume of 5.93M compared its three months average trading volume of 8.87M. The Marlborough Massachusetts 01752 based company operating under the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 36.14% up for the period and up by 10.59% so far this year. With price target of $27.55 and a 52.65% rebound from 52-week low, Boston Scientific Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Boston Scientific Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices for use in various interventional medical specialties worldwide. It operates through three segments: Cardiovascular, Rhythm Management, and MedSurg. The company offers interventional cardiology products, including drug-eluting coronary stent systems used in the treatment of coronary artery disease; coronary technology products to treat atherosclerosis; intraluminal catheter-directed ultrasound imaging catheters and systems for use in coronary arteries and heart chambers, as well as peripheral vessels; and structural heart therapy systems. It also provides stents, balloon catheters, wires, peripheral embolization devices, and vena cava filters used to treat peripheral disease; and biliary stents, drainage catheters, and micro-puncture sets to treat, diagnose, and ease benign and malignant tumors. In addition, the company offers cardiac rhythm management devices, such as implantable cardioverter defibrillator systems to detect and treat abnormally fast heart rhythms; implantable cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker systems used to treat heart failure; and medical technologies to diagnose and treat rate and rhythm disorders of the heart comprising steerable radio frequency ablation catheters, intracardiac ultrasound catheters, diagnostic catheters, delivery sheaths, and other accessories. Further, it provides products to diagnose and treat diseases of the pulmonary and gastrointestinal conditions; devices to diagnose, treat, and ease pulmonary disease systems within the airway and lungs; products to treat urinary stone disease and benign prostatic hyperplasia; mid-urethral sling products, sling and graft materials, pelvic floor reconstruction kits, and suturing devices; and spinal cord stimulator systems. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Office Depot, Inc. (ODP) dropped $-0.16 to close the day at a new closing price of $4.54, a -3.4% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 51.65% above its 52 week low of $3.01. A total of 5.91M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.84M. The stock, which fluctuated between $4.5 and $4.74 during the day, currently situated -41.88% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -5.42% in the past one month and up by 40.02% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $4.99 and RSI of 45.43, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) shares were up in last trading by 0.28% to $50.38. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.87% over the past week and fell -0.42% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.89% above its 50 day moving average and 19.54% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.49% decrease in value from its one year high of $52.2. The RSI indicator value of 53.6, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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.

 

Investor’s Watch List: Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD), V.F. Corporation (VFC), Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD) had a active trading with around 4.26M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.28M. The stock traded at the price of $5.41 with -9.08% change on the day. The Cranbury New Jersey 08512 based company is currently trading 22.68% above its 52 week low of $4.41 and -44.96% below its 52 week high of $9.83. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 41.74 and $10.69 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of medicines for various rare and orphan diseases. Its principal product is the migalastat HCl, a small molecule, which has completed Phase III studies that can be used as a monotherapy and in combination with enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for Fabry disease. The company is also developing SD-101, which is in Phase III clinical study for the treatment of the genetic connective tissue disorder epidermolysis bullosa; ATB200 that is in Phase II studies to treat pompe disease; AT2221, which is in Phase II studies for the treatment of pompe disease; and AT3375 to treat Parkinson’s disease. The company has strategic alliance with GlaxoSmithKline plc to develop and commercialize migalastat as a monotherapy and in combination with ERT for Fabry disease. Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Cranbury, New Jersey.

V.F. Corporation (VFC) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.58% or $0.81 to close the day at $52.14 on active trading volume of 4.25M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.08M. The Greensboro North Carolina 27408 based company has been underperforming the textile – apparel clothing group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -2.75%, compared to the industry which has dropped -0.88% over the same period. With RSI of 38.85, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $59.87, making it a hold for now.

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

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) shares were down in last trading by -1.78% to $50.24. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.12% over the past week and grew 1.95% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.07% above its 50 day moving average and 19.29% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.75% decrease in value from its one year high of $52.2. The RSI indicator value of 52.14, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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.

 

Stocks To Track: The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX), Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (ZAYO), Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) fell 0% during last trading as the stock lost $0 to finish the day at $75.93 with about 2.62M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.23M. The $49.5B market cap company, which fluctuated between $75.78 and $76.46 during the day, currently situated 17.21% above its 52 week low of $65.64 and -8.9% away from its one year high of $83.64. The RSI of 48.56 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (ZAYO) gained $0.64 to close the day at a new closing price of $31.94, a 2.04% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 63.04% above its 52 week low of $19.59. A total of 2.61M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.23M. The stock, which fluctuated between $31.57 and $32.21 during the day, currently situated -10.41% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -4.83% in the past one month and up by 3.1% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $36.13 and RSI of 47.37, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides bandwidth infrastructure solutions for the communications industry in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company operates in five segments: Dark Fiber Solutions, Network Connectivity, Colocation and Cloud Infrastructure, Zayo Canada, and Other. The Dark Fiber Solutions segment provides dark fiber, and fiber-to-the-tower and small cell mobile infrastructure services for carriers and other communication service providers, Internet service providers, wireless service providers, media and content companies, large enterprises, and other companies. The Network Connectivity segment offers bandwidth infrastructure solutions comprising wavelength, Ethernet, Internet protocol, and SONET services through its metro, regional, and long-haul fiber networks for carriers, financial services companies, healthcare, government institutions, education institutions, and other enterprises. The Colocation and Cloud Infrastructure segment provides data center infrastructure solutions, including colocation, interconnection, cloud, hosting, and managed services to a range of enterprise, carrier, content, and cloud customers. The Zayo Canada segment offers dark fiber, network connectivity, cloud and colocation infrastructure, voice, unified communications, and managed security services for small and medium business customers. The Other segment provides network and technical resources to customers in designing, acquiring, and maintaining their networks. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) had a light trading with around 2.61M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.11M. The stock traded between $50.78 and $51.34 before closing at the price of $51.15 with 0.27% change on the day. The Dallas Texas 75235 based company is currently trading 51.99% above its 52 week low of $33.96 and -2.01% below its 52 week high of $52.2. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 60.29 and $59.1 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Intersil Corporation (ISIL), The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

Intersil Corporation (ISIL) saw its value decrease by -0.09% as the stock dropped $-0.02 to finish the day at a closing price of $22.26. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $10.67-$22.76 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $22.23 to $22.29 during the day, are up by 1.27% in the past three months and up by 57.32% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.11% below its 20 day moving average and 0.36% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $20.86 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 49.96.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Intersil Corporation designs and develops power management and precision analog integrated circuits (ICs) for applications in the infrastructure, industrial, automotive, military, aerospace, computing, and consumer markets. The company offers various power IC solutions for battery management, processor power management, and display power management, including power regulators, converters, and controllers, as well as integrated power modules. It also provides precision analog components, such as amplifiers and buffers, proximity and light sensors, data converters, optoelectronics, video decoders, and interface products. The company markets its products through direct sales force and a network of distributors to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and contract manufacturers primarily in China, the United States, South Korea, Japan, Germany, Singapore, and Taiwan. Intersil Corporation was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) shares were up in last trading by 0.05% to $58.29. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.85% over the past week and grew 0.82% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.73% above its 50 day moving average and 11.03% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.34% decrease in value from its one year high of $59.33. The RSI indicator value of 62.78, lead us to believe that it is 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.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) traded within a range of $50.26 to $51.95 after opening the day at $51.68. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 2.35% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.3% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $51.01 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -2.28% below its 52 week high of $52.2 and 51.57% above its 12-month low of $33.96. The shares are up by over 27.76% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 60.48 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

 

Momentum Stocks: Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (ZIOP)

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) grew with the stock adding 0.66% or $0.34 to close at $51.68 on light trading volume of 5.94M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.17M. 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 22.19% up for the period and up by 3.69% so far this year. With price target of $56.57 and a 53.56% 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.

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) had a light trading with around 5.9M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.74M. The stock traded at the price of $27.09 with 0.07% change on the day. The Cincinnati Ohio 45263 based company is currently trading 101.1% above its 52 week low of $13.84 and -2.34% below its 52 week high of $27.88. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $26.35 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Fifth Third Bancorp operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States. It operates through four segments: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. The Commercial Banking segment offers credit intermediation, cash management, and financial services; lending and depository products; and foreign exchange and international trade finance, derivatives and capital markets services, asset-based lending, real estate finance, public finance, commercial leasing, and syndicated finance for business, government, and professional customers. The Branch Banking segment provides deposit and loan products to individuals and small businesses. This segment offers checking and savings accounts, home equity loans and lines of credit, credit cards, and loans for automobiles and personal financing needs. The Consumer Lending segment engages in direct lending activities that include origination, retention, and servicing of residential mortgage and home equity loans or lines of credit; and indirect lending activities, including loans to consumers through correspondent lenders and automobile dealers. The Investment Advisors segment provides various investment alternatives for individuals, companies, and not-for-profit organizations. It offers retail brokerage services to individual clients; and broker dealer services to the institutional marketplace. This segment also provides asset management services; holistic strategies to affluent clients in wealth planning, investing, insurance, and wealth protection; and advisory services for institutional clients comprising states and municipalities. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 1,254 full-service banking centers, including 95 Bank Mart locations, as well as 2,593 automated teller machines in 12 states throughout the Midwestern and Southeastern regions of the United States. Fifth Third Bancorp was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (ZIOP) saw its value decrease by -7.2% as the stock dropped $-0.42 to finish the day at a closing price of $5.41. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $4.45-$9.74 per share for the past year. The shares are down by -0.18% in the past three months and down by -4.25% over the past six months. It is currently trading -8.06% below its 20 day moving average and -12.61% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $21 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 38.32.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc., a biotechnology company, focuses on acquiring, developing, and commercializing a portfolio of cancer therapies that address unmet medical needs through synthetic immuno-oncology. The company, through its collaboration agreement with Intrexon Corporation, holds certain rights to Intrexon’s synthetic immuno-oncology platform for use in the field of oncology, which includes a clinical stage product candidate, Ad-RTS-IL-12 that is used with the oral activator veledimex and evaluated for the treatment of metastatic melanoma and unresectable recurrent or metastatic breast cancer. The synthetic immuno-oncology platform employs an inducible gene-delivery system that enables controlled in vivo expression of genes that produce therapeutic proteins to treat cancer. The company, under its license agreement with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, along with Intrexon hold license to certain technologies relating to novel chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapies, non-viral gene transfer systems, genetic modification and/or propagation of immune cells and other cellular therapy approaches, Natural Killer cells and T cell receptors. ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

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 To Track: VEREIT, Inc. (VER), Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV), Tenet Healthcare Corp. (THC)

VEREIT, Inc. (VER) fell -0.68% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.06 to finish the day at $8.76 with about 4.97M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.3M. The $8.64B market cap company, which fluctuated between $8.74 and $8.94 during the day, currently situated 35.45% above its 52 week low of $6.68 and -19.69% away from its one year high of $11.09. The RSI of 58.11 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

VEREIT, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. It owns and acquires single tenant, freestanding commercial real estate that is net leased on a medium-term basis, primarily to investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants. The company principally invests in retail and office properties. It was formerly known as American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. VEREIT, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) gained $0.37 to close the day at a new closing price of $50.3, a 0.74% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 49.46% above its 52 week low of $33.96. A total of 4.97M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.24M. The stock, which fluctuated between $49.79 and $50.93 during the day, currently situated -3.49% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.9% in the past one month and up by 31.03% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $56.57 and RSI of 60.16, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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.

Tenet Healthcare Corp. (THC) had a active trading with around 4.94M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.38M. The stock traded between $16.26 and $17.5 before closing at the price of $17.25 with 5.18% change on the day. The Dallas Texas 75202 based company is currently trading 22.69% above its 52 week low of $14.06 and -49.38% below its 52 week high of $34.08. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 60.08 and $24.81 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Tenet Healthcare Corp., together with its subsidiaries, primarily operates acute care hospitals and related healthcare facilities. The company operates through three segments: Hospital Operations and Other, Ambulatory Care, and Conifer. Its general hospitals offer acute care services, operating and recovery rooms, radiology services, respiratory therapy services, clinical laboratories, and pharmacies. The company also provides intensive, critical, and coronary care units; physical therapy, orthopedic, oncology, and outpatient services; tertiary care services, including open-heart surgery, neonatal intensive care, and neurosciences; quaternary care services for heart, liver, kidney, and bone marrow transplants; quaternary pediatric and burn services; gamma-knife brain surgery; and cyberknife radiation therapy for tumors and lesions in the brain, lung, neck, and spine. In addition, it offers clinical research programs related to cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, neurological disorders, genitourinary diseases, and various cancers, as well as drug and medical device studies. Further, the company operates freestanding ambulatory surgery and imaging centers, short-stay surgical facilities, and Aspen’s hospitals and clinics. Additionally, it offers operational management for patient access, accounts receivable management, health information management, revenue integrity, and patient financial services; communications and engagement solutions; and clinical integration, financial risk management, and population health management services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 86 hospitals, 20 short-stay surgical hospitals, and approximately 475 outpatient centers; and 9 private hospitals and clinics, as well as 249 ambulatory surgery, 20 imaging, and 35 urgent care centers in the United Kingdom. Tenet Healthcare Corp. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: First Data Corporation (FDC), Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV), Schlumberger Limited (SLB)

First Data Corporation (FDC) grew with the stock adding 2.86% or $0.43 to close at $15.46 on active trading volume of 5.71M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.72M. The Atlanta Georgia 30342 based company has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 6.04% up for the period and up by 8.95% so far this year. With price target of $17.13 and a 84.71% rebound from 52-week low, First Data Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

First Data Corporation provides electronic commerce solutions for merchants, financial institutions, and card issuers worldwide. It operates through three segments: Global Business Solutions, Global Financial Solutions, and Network & Security Solutions. The Global Business Solutions segment offers retail point-of-sale merchant acquiring and e-commerce services; and next-generation offerings, such as mobile payment services and webstore-in-a-box solutions, as well as its cloud-based Clover point-of-sale operating system, which includes a marketplace for proprietary and third-party business applications. The Global Financial Solutions segment provides credit solutions for bank and non-bank issuers, including credit and retail private-label card processing solutions; and licensed financial software systems, such as VisionPLUS bank processing application and lending solutions. This segment also offers a suite of related services, including card personalization and embossing, statement printing, client service, and remittance processing services to financial institutions. The Network & Security Solutions segment provides various value-added solutions, which include electronic funds transfer network solutions, such as debit card processing solutions; stored value network solutions; and security and fraud management solutions. This segment also supports its online and mobile banking digital strategies, and its business supporting mobile wallets. First Data Corporation was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) dropped $-0.54 to close the day at a new closing price of $49.93, a -1.07% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 48.36% above its 52 week low of $33.96. A total of 5.69M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.22M. The stock, which fluctuated between $49.45 and $50.65 during the day, currently situated -4.2% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.72% in the past one month and up by 27.74% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $55.17 and RSI of 57.91, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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.

Schlumberger Limited (SLB) shares were up in last trading by 1.38% to $86.48. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 2.71% over the past week and grew 3% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.27% above its 50 day moving average and 10.28% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.6% decrease in value from its one year high of $87. The RSI indicator value of 64.62, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Schlumberger Limited supplies technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to the oil and gas exploration and production industry worldwide. Its Reservoir Characterization Group segment provides reservoir imaging, monitoring, and development services; wireline technologies for open and cased-hole services; exploration and production pressure and flow-rate measurement services comprising surface and downhole services; software integrated solutions, such as software, consulting, information management, and IT infrastructure services; consulting services for reservoir characterization, field development planning, and production enhancement; and petrotechnical data services and training solutions, as well as integrated management services. Its Drilling Group segment designs, manufactures, and markets roller cone and fixed cutter drill bits; supplies drilling fluid systems; provides pressure drilling and underbalanced drilling solutions, and environmental services and products; mud logging services; land drilling rigs and related support services; and well planning and drilling, engineering, supervision, logistics, procurement, contracting, and drilling rig management services, as well as bottom-hole-assembly, borehole-enlargement technologies, impact tools, tubulars, and tubular services. Its Production Group segment provides well services comprising pressure pumping, well cementing, stimulation, and intervention services; well completion services and equipment that include packers, safety valves, and sand control technology, as well as completions technology and equipment; artificial lifts; coiled tubing equipment and services, and slickline services; development, management, and environmental protection services for water resources; and integrated production and production management services. The company was formerly known as Socie´te´ de Prospection E´lectrique. Schlumberger Limited was founded in 1926 and is based in Houston, Texas.

 

3 Notable Runners: Valero Energy Corporation (VLO), Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV), PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL)

Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.31% or $-0.21 to close the day at $67.68 on higher than average trading volume of 6.45M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.23M. The San Antonio Texas 78249 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas refining & marketing companies by 24.5301% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -0.94% YTD, versus the oil & gas refining & marketing industry which is up 0.67% for the same period. The RSI of 55.8 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. It operates through two segments, Refining and Ethanol. The Refining segment is involved in refining, wholesale marketing, and bulk sales and trading activities. This segment produces conventional and premium gasolines, gasoline meeting the specifications of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), reformulated gasoline blendstock for oxygenate blending, diesel fuels, low-sulfur and ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuels, CARB diesel fuel, distillates, jet fuels, asphalts, petrochemicals, lubricants, and other refined products. As of February 19, 2016, it owned 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.0 million barrels per day. This segment also markets its refined products through bulk and rack marketing network; and through approximately 7,500 outlets under the Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock, Ultramar, Beacon, and Texaco brand names. The Ethanol segment produces and sells ethanol and distillers grains primarily to refiners and gasoline blenders, as well as to animal feed customers. This segment operates 11 ethanol plants with a combined ethanol production capacity of approximately 1.4 billion gallons per year. The company also operates a 50-megawatt wind farm; convenience stores; filling stations, as well as truckstop, cardlock, and home heating oil facilities; and credit card business. The company was formerly known as Valero Refining and Marketing Company and changed its name to Valero Energy Corporation in August 1997. Valero Energy Corporation was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) had a light trading with around 6.44M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.19M. The stock traded between $50.12 and $52.12 before closing at the price of $50.47 with -1.62% change on the day. The Dallas Texas 75235 based company is currently trading 49.96% above its 52 week low of $33.96 and -1.85% below its 52 week high of $52.12. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 63.17 and $55.17 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) traded within a range of $41.04 to $41.72 after opening the day at $41.43. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.03% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.15% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $41.06 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -7.77% below its 52 week high of $44.52 and 34.53% above its 12-month low of $30.52. The shares are up by over 1.53% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 62.63 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

Trader’s Buzzers: Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV), American International Group, Inc. (AIG), Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc. (BLPH)

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) traded within a range of $50.15 to $51.42 after opening the day at $50.25. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 2.93% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.64% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $51.3 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -0.02% below its 52 week high of $51.42 and 52.43% above its 12-month low of $33.96. The shares are up by over 31.28% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 71.49 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

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.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.31% or $0.85 to close the day at $65.97 on light trading volume of 4.9M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.06M. The New York New York 10038 based company has been outperforming the property & casualty insurance group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 11.24%, compared to the industry which has advanced 22.68% over the same period. With RSI of 62.2, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $68.5, making it 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.

Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc. (BLPH) gained $0.09 to close the day at a new closing price of $0.63, a 16.45% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 45.5% above its 52 week low of $0.43. A total of 4.83M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 306.57K. The stock, currently situated -86.24% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 21.15% in the past one month and down by -55.% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $12 and RSI of 51.37, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage therapeutics company, focuses on the development of products at the intersection of drugs and devices that address unmet medical needs in the treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases. Its product candidates include INOpulse, a pulsatile nitric oxide delivery device, which has completed Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension, as well as in Phase II clinical trials to treat pulmonary hypertension associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases; and bioabsorbable cardiac matrix, a medical device for the prevention of congestive heart failure. Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Warren, New Jersey.