Stocks Alert: Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) grew with the stock adding 1.15% or $0.3 to close at $26.33 on active trading volume of 9.34M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.51M. The Cincinnati Ohio 45263 based company operating under the Regional – Midwest Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 60.25% up for the period and down by -2.37% so far this year. With price target of $27.07 and a 95.45% rebound from 52-week low, Fifth Third Bancorp has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) dropped $-0.11 to close the day at a new closing price of $17.33, a -0.63% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 170.61% above its 52 week low of $6.52. A total of 9.29M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 15.63M. The stock, which fluctuated between $17.15 and $17.48 during the day, currently situated -10.11% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -4.99% in the past one month and up by 22.63% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $20.18 and RSI of 47.28, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) shares were down in last trading by -0.37% to $72.29. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.93% over the past week and grew 3.86% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.43% above its 50 day moving average and 11.29% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.89% decrease in value from its one year high of $72.94. The RSI indicator value of 66.87, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators; and advertising services on cable networks, as well as on other platforms, such as digital, radio, and print media. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo owned local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes live-action and animated filmed entertainment, principally under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, and Focus Features names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, as well as in Hollywood, California; Universal studios theme park in Osaka, Japan; Wet ‘n Wild, a water park in Orlando, Florida; and CityWalk, a dining, retail, and entertainment complex. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM)

Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH) grew with the stock adding 2.6% or $0.18 to close at $7.11 on active trading volume of 6.87M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.53M. The Franklin Tennessee 37067 based company operating under the Hospitals industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -57.09% down for the period and up by 27.19% so far this year. With price target of $6.78 and a 71.33% rebound from 52-week low, Community Health Systems, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Community Health Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, leases, and operates general acute care hospitals in the United States. It offers general acute care, emergency room, general and specialty surgery, critical care, internal medicine, obstetrics, diagnostic, psychiatric, and rehabilitation services, as well as skilled nursing and home care services. The company also provides outpatient services at urgent care centers, occupational medicine clinics, imaging centers, cancer centers, ambulatory surgery centers, and home health and hospice agencies. In addition, it offers management and consulting services to non-affiliated general acute care hospitals. As of February 15, 2016, the company owned, leased, or operated 195 affiliated hospitals in 29 states with approximately 30,000 licensed beds. Community Health Systems, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) had a active trading with around 6.86M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 15.66M. The stock traded between $17.4 and $17.7 before closing at the price of $17.44 with -0.06% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77056 based company is currently trading 172.33% above its 52 week low of $6.52 and -9.54% below its 52 week high of $19.28. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $20.18 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM) saw its value increase by 1.77% as the stock gained $0.61 to finish the day at a closing price of $35.14. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $16.05-$46.07 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $34.92 to $35.84 during the day, are up by 2.81% in the past three months and down by -15.41% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.65% above its 20 day moving average and 4.3% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $40.06 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 56.76.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Newmont Mining Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the mining industry. The company primarily acquires, develops, explores for, and produces gold. It also explores for silver and copper properties. The company’s operations and/or assets are located in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, and Suriname. As of December 31, 2015, it had proven and probable gold reserves of 73.7 million ounces and an aggregate land position of approximately 20,000 square miles. The company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA)

SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) saw its value increase by 0.24% as the stock gained $0.01 to finish the day at a closing price of $4.24. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $3.94-$6.17 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $4.18 to $4.34 during the day, are down by -14.% in the past three months and down by -19.08% over the past six months. It is currently trading -11.68% below its 20 day moving average and -10.06% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $5.69 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 30.29.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

SUPERVALU INC., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a grocery wholesaler and retailer in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Wholesale, Save-A-Lot, and Retail. The Wholesale segment offers wholesale distribution of various food and non-food products to independent retail customers, such as single and multiple grocery store independent operators, regional chains, and the military. This segment operates approximately 1,796 stores with a network spanning 40 states. The Save-A-Lot segment owns, operates, and licenses 1,360 discount grocery stores under the Save-A-Lot banner, including 897 licensed Save-A-Lot stores and 463 company-operated stores. The Retail segment operates retail stores that provide groceries and various additional products, including general merchandise, home, health and beauty care, and pharmacy products. This segment operates 200 stores under the Cub Foods, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, Shop ’n Save, Farm Fresh, and Hornbacher’s banners, as well as 2 Rainbow and 2 County Market stores. The company provides a range of brand name and private-label products comprising perishable and nonperishable grocery products. SUPERVALU INC. was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) shares were up in last trading by 0.06% to $17.45. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.4% over the past week and fell -7.18% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.54% above its 50 day moving average and 18.42% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.49% decrease in value from its one year high of $19.28. The RSI indicator value of 49.4, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA) traded within a range of $29.62 to $30.09 after opening the day at $29.77. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 7.1% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.74% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $30.03 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -3.16% below its 52 week high of $31.25 and 34.27% above its 12-month low of $22.66. The shares are up by over 22.27% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 68.05 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified media and entertainment company in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Asia, Latin America, and internationally. It operates through Cable Network Programming; Television; Filmed Entertainment; and Other, Corporate and Eliminations segments. The company produces and licenses news, sports, movie, and general and factual entertainment programming for distribution primarily through cable television systems, direct broadcast satellite operators, telecommunications companies, and online video distributors. It also broadcasts network programming; and operates 28 broadcast television stations, including 11 duopolies in the United States. In addition, the company produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution and licensing in various formats and entertainment media, as well as produces and licenses television programming worldwide. Further, it offers video advertising services, including consumer engagement and on-demand marketing campaigns; and operates two San Francisco-Bay area television stations. The company was formerly known as News Corporation. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), KB Home (KBH), Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY)

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) fell -1.41% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.25 to finish the day at $17.44 with about 10.28M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 15.8M. The $15.02B market cap company, which fluctuated between $17.33 and $18.1 during the day, currently situated 172.33% above its 52 week low of $6.52 and -9.54% away from its one year high of $19.28. The RSI of 48.96 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

KB Home (KBH) gained $0.05 to close the day at a new closing price of $16.65, a 0.3% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 85.56% above its 52 week low of $9.04. A total of 9.99M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.3M. The stock, which fluctuated between $15.51 and $16.75 during the day, currently situated -4.2% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.86% in the past one month and up by 5.43% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $16.83 and RSI of 55.51, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

KB Home operates as a homebuilding company in the United States. It constructs and sells various homes, including attached and detached single-family residential homes, townhomes, and condominiums primarily for first-time, move-up, and active adult homebuyers. The company also provides property and casualty insurance, as well as earthquake, flood, and personal property insurance to its homebuyers; title services; and mortgage banking services, including residential mortgage loan originations to its homebuyers. It has operations in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, and Texas. The company was formerly known as Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation and changed its name to KB Home in January 2001. KB Home was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) had a active trading with around 9.97M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.42M. The stock traded between $56.01 and $56.78 before closing at the price of $56.55 with -0.44% change on the day. The New York New York 10154 based company is currently trading 16.1% above its 52 week low of $49.03 and -25.68% below its 52 week high of $77.12. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 40.6 and $62.53 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company discovers, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, and distributes biopharmaceutical products worldwide. It offers chemically-synthesized drug or small molecule, and biologic in various therapeutic areas, including virology comprising human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV); oncology; immunoscience; cardiovascular; and neuroscience. Its products include Baraclude for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection; Daklinza and Sunvepra for the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection; Reyataz and Sustiva for the treatment of HIV; Empliciti, a humanized monoclonal antibody for the treatment of multiple myeloma; Erbitux, an IgG1 monoclonal antibody that blocks the epidermal growth factor receptor; Opdivo, a fully human monoclonal antibody for non-small cell lung and renal cell cancer, and melanoma; Sprycel, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor for the treatment of adults with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia; Yervoy, a monoclonal antibody for metastatic melanoma; Abilify, an antipsychotic agent for adults with schizophrenia, bipolar mania disorder, and depressive disorder; Orencia to treat rheumatoid arthritis; and Eliquis, an oral factor Xa inhibitor targeted at stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. Its products pipeline includes Beclabuvir, a non-nucleoside NS5B inhibitor for the treatment of HCV; BMS-663068, an investigational compound that is being studied in HIV-1; and Prostvac, a Phase III prostate-specific antigen to treat asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. The company has clinical trial collaborations with Calithera Biosciences, Inc. and Janssen Biotech, Inc.; and a research collaboration with GeneCentric Diagnostics, Inc. The company was formerly known as Bristol-Myers Company and changed its name to Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in 1989. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Stocks To Watch: Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), Halliburton Company (HAL), MGM Resorts International (MGM)

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) traded within a range of $17.47 to $17.76 after opening the day at $17.56. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 2.2% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.2% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $17.69 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -8.25% below its 52 week high of $19.28 and 176.23% above its 12-month low of $6.52. The shares are up by over 17.7% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 51.54 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Halliburton Company (HAL) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.37% or $0.75 to close the day at $55.39 on active trading volume of 9.62M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.34M. The Houston Texas 77032 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas equipment & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 79.07%, compared to the industry which has advanced 41.28% over the same period. With RSI of 57.62, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $59.44, making it a hold for now.

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products to the upstream oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company’s Completion and Production segment offers production enhancement services, including stimulation and sand control services; and cementing services, such as bonding the well, well casing, and casing equipment. It also provides completion tools that offer downhole solutions and services, including well completion products and services, intelligent well completions, liner hanger systems, sand control systems, and service tools; pressure control services comprising coiled tubing, hydraulic workover units, and downhole tools; and pipeline and process services, such as pre-commissioning and maintenance, subsea pipeline, conventional pipeline, and process services. In addition, this segment offers oilfield production and completion chemicals and services; electrical submersible pumps and progressive cavity pumps; and installation, maintenance, repair, and testing services. The company’s Drilling and Evaluation segment provides drilling fluid systems, performance additives, completion fluids, solids control, specialized testing equipment, and waste management services; and drilling systems and services. It also offers wireline and perforating services that include open-hole logging, cased-hole and slickline, borehole seismic, and formation and reservoir solutions; and drill bits and services comprising roller cone rock bits, fixed cutter bits, hole enlargement, and related downhole tools and services, as well as coring equipment and services. In addition, this segment offers integrated exploration, drilling, and production software, as well as related professional and data management services; testing and subsea services, such as acquisition and analysis of reservoir information and optimization solutions; and oilfield project management and integrated solutions. Halliburton Company was founded in 1919 and is based in Houston, Texas.

MGM Resorts International (MGM) dropped $-0.59 to close the day at a new closing price of $29.03, a -1.99% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 79.42% above its 52 week low of $16.18. A total of 9.6M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 7.11M. The stock, which fluctuated between $28.69 and $29.57 during the day, currently situated -5.19% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.82% in the past one month and up by 9.34% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $33.92 and RSI of 50.13, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

MGM Resorts International, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns and/or operates casino resorts in the United States and China. The company operates through two segments, Wholly Owned Domestic Resorts and MGM China. Its casino resorts offer gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment, retail, and other resort amenities. Its casino operations include various slots, table games, and race and sports book wagering. The company operates 12 wholly owned resorts in the United States; and MGM Macau resort and casino in China, as well as develops an integrated casino, hotel, and entertainment resort on the Cotai Strip, Macau. The company also owns and operates Shadow Creek golf course, Primm Valley Golf Club, and Fallen Oak golf course. The company serves premium gaming customers; leisure and wholesale travel customers; business travelers; and group customers, including conventions, trade associations, and small meetings. The company was formerly known as MGM MIRAGE and changed its name to MGM Resorts International in June 2010. MGM Resorts International was founded in 1986 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: CVS Health Corporation (CVS), Corning Incorporated (GLW), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)

CVS Health Corporation (CVS) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.19% or $0.97 to close the day at $82.67 on light trading volume of 7.05M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.43M. The Woonsocket Rhode Island 02895 based company has been underperforming the health care plans group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -11.33%, compared to the industry which has advanced 13.39% over the same period. With RSI of 66.04, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $87.39, making it a hold for now.

CVS Health Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services. It operates through Pharmacy Services and Retail/LTC segments. The Pharmacy Services segment offers pharmacy benefit management solutions, such as plan design and administration, formulary management, Medicare Part D services, mail order and specialty pharmacy services, retail pharmacy network management services, prescription management systems, clinical services, disease management programs, and medical pharmacy management services. This segment serves employers, insurance companies, unions, government employee groups, health plans, managed Medicaid plans and plans offered on public and private exchanges, other sponsors of health benefit plans, and individuals under the CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services, Caremark, CVS Caremark, CarePlus CVS Pharmacy, CVS Specialty, Accordant, SilverScript, NovoLogix, Coram, Navarro Health Services, and Advanced Care Scripts names. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 24 retail specialty pharmacy stores, 11 specialty mail order pharmacies and 5 mail order dispensing pharmacies, and 83 branches for infusion and enteral services. The Retail/LTC segment sells prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, beauty products and cosmetics, personal care products, convenience foods, seasonal merchandise, and greeting cards, as well as provides photo finishing services. It operates 9,655 retail stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Brazil primarily under the CVS Pharmacy, CVS, Longs Drugs, Navarro Discount Pharmacy, and Drogaria Onofre names; online retail pharmacy Websites; and 32 onsite pharmacy stores, long-term care pharmacy operations, and retail health care clinics. The company was formerly known as CVS Caremark Corporation and changed its name to CVS Health Corporation in September 2014. CVS Health Corporation was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

Corning Incorporated (GLW) grew with the stock adding 0.08% or $0.02 to close at $24.49 on light trading volume of 7.04M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.86M. The Corning New York 14831 based company operating under the Diversified Electronics industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 45.17% up for the period and up by 0.91% so far this year. With price target of $23.56 and a 55.79% rebound from 52-week low, Corning Incorporated has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Corning Incorporated manufactures and sells specialty glasses, ceramics, and related materials worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Display Technologies, Optical Communications, Environmental Technologies, Specialty Materials, and Life Sciences. The Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for liquid crystal displays (LCDs) used in LCD televisions, notebook computers, and flat panel desktop monitors. The Optical Communications segment manufactures optical fiber and cable; and hardware and equipment products comprising cable assemblies, fiber optic hardware and connectors, optical components and couplers, closures, network interface devices, and other accessories. This segment also offers subscriber demarcation, connection and protection devices, passive solutions, and outside plant enclosures; and coaxial RF interconnects for the cable television industry and microwave applications. The Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary, and gasoline and diesel applications. The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide approximately 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics, and fluoride crystals. The Life Sciences segment manufactures and supplies scientific laboratory products consisting of consumables, such as plastic vessels, specialty surfaces, and media, as well as general labware and equipment for cell culture research, bioprocessing, genomics, drug discovery, microbiology, and chemistry. It also engages in a pharmaceutical glass vessel and a tubing business; and precision materials’ non-LCD business, as well as precision laser cutting/shaping technologies, and flow reactors and adjacency businesses for glass. The company was formerly known as Corning Glass Works and changed its name to Corning Incorporated in April 1989. Corning Incorporated was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Corning, New York.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.46% or $0.08 to close the day at $17.48 on higher than average trading volume of 6.97M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 15.95M. The Houston Texas 77056 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas companies by 11.5543% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 0.98% YTD, versus the independent oil & gas industry which is down -0.72% for the same period. The RSI of 48.76 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks To Watch: Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. (BCEI), Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)

Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. (BCEI) traded within a range of $1.67 to $2.33 after opening the day at $1.7. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 103.92% so far this year. The stock was up close to 19.54% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $2.08 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -55.74% below its 52 week high of $4.67 and 246.67% above its 12-month low of $0.6. The shares are up by over 100% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 65.13 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Bonanza Creek Energy Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of onshore oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas in the United States. The company’s oil and liquids weighted assets are located primarily in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado; and the Dorcheat Macedonia Field in southern Arkansas. It also owns and operates oil-producing assets in the North Park Basin in Colorado; and the McKamie Patton Field in Southern Arkansas. Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. On January 4, 2017, Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. along with its affiliates filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.17% or $-0.06 to close the day at $35.36 on active trading volume of 9.03M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.97M. The Greenwood Village Colorado 80111 based company has been outperforming the gold group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 97.08%, compared to the industry which has dropped -0.73% over the same period. With RSI of 56.73, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $41.18, making it a hold for now.

Newmont Mining Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the mining industry. The company primarily acquires, develops, explores for, and produces gold. It also explores for silver and copper properties. The company’s operations and/or assets are located in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, and Suriname. As of December 31, 2015, it had proven and probable gold reserves of 73.7 million ounces and an aggregate land position of approximately 20,000 square miles. The company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) dropped $-0.48 to close the day at a new closing price of $17.4, a -2.68% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 171.7% above its 52 week low of $6.52. A total of 8.85M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 16.08M. The stock, which fluctuated between $17.4 and $17.75 during the day, currently situated -9.75% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -5.54% in the past one month and up by 12.2% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $19.84 and RSI of 48.71, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks Under Consideration: Hecla Mining Company (HL), Halliburton Company (HAL), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)

Hecla Mining Company (HL) retreated with the stock falling -2.74% or $-0.16 to close at $5.67 on active trading volume of 8.1M compared its three months average trading volume of 12.38M. The Coeur d'Alene Idaho 83815 based company operating under the Silver industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 188.62% up for the period and up by 8.21% so far this year. With price target of $6.44 and a 292.12% rebound from 52-week low, Hecla Mining Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Hecla Mining Company, together with its subsidiaries, discovers, acquires, develops, produces, and markets precious and base metal deposits worldwide. The company offers unrefined gold and silver bullion bars to precious metals traders; and lead, zinc, and bulk concentrates to custom smelters and brokers. It owns 100% interests in the Greens Creek mine located on Admiralty Island in Southeast Alaska; the Lucky Friday unit located in the Coeur d’Alene mining district in northern Idaho; the Casa Berardi mine located in the Abitibi region of north-western Quebec, Canada; and the San Sebastian unit located in the state of Durango, Mexico. The company was founded in 1891 and is based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Halliburton Company (HAL) had a light trading with around 7.9M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.3M. The stock traded between $55.91 and $56.98 before closing at the price of $56.66 with 0.8% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77032 based company is currently trading 108.56% above its 52 week low of $27.64 and -0.39% below its 52 week high of $56.98. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $58.49 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products to the upstream oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company’s Completion and Production segment offers production enhancement services, including stimulation and sand control services; and cementing services, such as bonding the well, well casing, and casing equipment. It also provides completion tools that offer downhole solutions and services, including well completion products and services, intelligent well completions, liner hanger systems, sand control systems, and service tools; pressure control services comprising coiled tubing, hydraulic workover units, and downhole tools; and pipeline and process services, such as pre-commissioning and maintenance, subsea pipeline, conventional pipeline, and process services. In addition, this segment offers oilfield production and completion chemicals and services; electrical submersible pumps and progressive cavity pumps; and installation, maintenance, repair, and testing services. The company’s Drilling and Evaluation segment provides drilling fluid systems, performance additives, completion fluids, solids control, specialized testing equipment, and waste management services; and drilling systems and services. It also offers wireline and perforating services that include open-hole logging, cased-hole and slickline, borehole seismic, and formation and reservoir solutions; and drill bits and services comprising roller cone rock bits, fixed cutter bits, hole enlargement, and related downhole tools and services, as well as coring equipment and services. In addition, this segment offers integrated exploration, drilling, and production software, as well as related professional and data management services; testing and subsea services, such as acquisition and analysis of reservoir information and optimization solutions; and oilfield project management and integrated solutions. Halliburton Company was founded in 1919 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) saw its value decrease by -1.65% as the stock dropped $-0.3 to finish the day at a closing price of $17.88. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $6.52-$19.28 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $17.83 to $18.17 during the day, are up by 11.57% in the past three months and up by 20.65% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.55% below its 20 day moving average and 8.52% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $19.7 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 55.24.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), salesforce.com, inc. (CRM), ON Semiconductor Corporation (ON)

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.63% or $0.29 to close the day at $18.05 on higher than average trading volume of 9.32M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 16.37M. The Houston Texas 77056 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas companies by 15.8026% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 4.27% YTD, versus the independent oil & gas industry which is up 1.51% for the same period. The RSI of 57.76 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

salesforce.com, inc. (CRM) had a active trading with around 9.29M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.02M. The stock traded between $70.76 and $73.07 before closing at the price of $72.8 with 3.2% change on the day. The San Francisco California 94105 based company is currently trading 38.4% above its 52 week low of $52.6 and -13.83% below its 52 week high of $84.48. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 58.62 and $94.43 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions, with a focus on customer relationship management to various businesses and industries worldwide. It offers enterprise cloud computing applications and platform services, including Sales Cloud that enables companies to store data, monitor leads and progress, forecast opportunities, gain insights through relationship intelligence, and collaborate around sales on desktop and mobile devices. The company also provides Service Cloud that enables companies to deliver personalized customer service and support, as well as connects their service agents with customers on various devices; and Marketing Cloud, which enables companies to plan, personalize, and optimize customer interactions. In addition, it offers Community Cloud that enables companies to engage with groups of people by giving them access to information, applications, and experts; Analytics Cloud, an application, which enables companies to deploy sales, service, marketing, and custom analytics applications using various data source; Internet of Things Cloud that enables customers to process data, as well as build personalized actions and engage with customers in real time; and App Cloud, an application development platform for companies to deliver connected applications for various business needs. Further, the company provides professional services, including consulting, deployment, training, and design and integration services to facilitate the adoption of its cloud solutions, as well as offers various education service offerings ranging from introductory online courses to advanced architecture certifications. It sells and markets services primarily through its direct sales force, as well as through consulting firms, systems integrators, and regional partners. The company has a strategic alliance with Cisco to develop IoT and contact center platforms. salesforce.com, inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

ON Semiconductor Corporation (ON) traded within a range of $12.93 to $13.33 after opening the day at $13.07. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 1.88% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.44% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $13 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -2.4% below its 52 week high of $13.33 and 86.51% above its 12-month low of $6.97. The shares are up by over 6.73% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 60.93 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

ON Semiconductor Corporation manufactures and sells semiconductor components for various electronic devices worldwide. Its Application Products Group segment provides analog, mixed-signal, and advanced logic application specific integrated circuit and application specific standard product solutions; and solutions for voltage and current options, as well as foundry and manufacturing services, including integrated passive devices technology, integrated circuit (IC) design, packaging, and silicon technology offerings. The company’s Image Sensor Group segment offers complementary metal oxide semiconductor and charge-coupled device image sensors, proximity sensors, and image signal processors. Its Standard Products Group segment provides discrete and integrated semiconductor products that perform application functions, such as power switching, signal conditioning, circuit protection, signal amplification, and voltage reference; and develops lower capacitance protection and integrated signal conditioning products to support data transmission rates, micro packages, and switching and rectification technologies. The company’s System Solutions Group segment supplies analog and mixed signal ICs, digital signal processors, analog and digital tuners, intelligent power modules, and memory and discrete semiconductors. ON Semiconductor Corporation’s devices are used in various end-products, such as automotive electronics, smartphones, media tablets, wearable electronics, computers, servers, industrial building and home automation systems, consumer white goods, imaging systems, LED lighting, power supplies, networking and telecom equipment, medical diagnostics, imaging and hearing health, and sensor networks, as well as the Internet-of-Things. The company serves original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and electronic manufacturing service providers. ON Semiconductor Corp. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Investor’s Alert: Visa Inc. (V), KeyCorp (KEY), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)

Visa Inc. (V) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.9% or $1.48 to close the day at $79.5 on higher than average trading volume of 13.76M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.29M. The San Francisco California 94128 based company has been outperforming the credit services companies by -3.9101% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 1.9% YTD, versus the credit services industry which is up 1.81% for the same period. The RSI of 55.42 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Visa Inc. operates as a payments technology company worldwide. The company facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners, and government entities. It operates VisaNet, a processing network that enables authorization, clearing, and settlement of payment transactions; and offers fraud protection for account holders and assured payment for merchants. The company also offers gateway services for merchants to accept, process, and reconcile payments; manage fraud; and safeguard payment security online, as well as processing services for participating issuers of visa debit, prepaid, and ATM payment products. In addition, it provides digital products, including Visa Checkout that offers consumers an expedited and secure payment experience for online transactions; and Visa Direct, a push payment product platform, which facilitates payer-initiated transactions that are sent directly to the Visa account of the recipient, as well as Visa token service that replaces the card account numbers from the transaction with a token. Further the company offers corporate (travel) and purchasing card products, as well as value-added services. It provides its services under the Visa, Visa Electron, Interlink, V PAY, and PLUS brands. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

KeyCorp (KEY) had a light trading with around 13.64M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 15.98M. The stock traded between $18.16 and $18.66 before closing at the price of $18.26 with -0.05% change on the day. The Cleveland Ohio 44114 based company is currently trading 89.65% above its 52 week low of $9.88 and -1.93% below its 52 week high of $18.66. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 63.95 and $18.58 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

KeyCorp operates as the bank holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various retail and commercial banking services to individual, corporate, and institutional clients in the United States. The company’s Key Community Bank segment offers deposit and investment products; personal finance services and loans, including residential mortgages, home equity, credit cards, and various installment loans for individuals; deposits, investment and credit products, and business advisory services to small businesses; and financial, estate and retirement planning, and asset management services to high-net-worth clients. This segment also provides commercial lending, cash management, equipment leasing, investment and employee benefit programs, succession planning, access to capital markets, derivatives, and foreign exchange services to mid-sized businesses. Its Key Corporate Bank segment offers a suite of banking and capital market products, such as syndicated finance, debt and equity capital market products, commercial payments, equipment finance, commercial mortgage banking, derivatives, foreign exchange, financial advisory, and public finance, as well as commercial mortgage loans for middle market clients comprising consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial, public, real estate, and technology sectors. In addition, KeyCorp provides personal, securities lending, and custody services; access to mutual funds; treasury, investment banking, international banking, and investment management services; public retirement plans, and foundations and endowments plans; and financial services consisting of community development financing, securities underwriting, and brokerage, as well as merchant services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 966 retail banking branches and 1,257 automated teller machines in 12 states, as well as a telephone banking call center. KeyCorp was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) traded within a range of $17.29 to $18.06 after opening the day at $17.74. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 2.6% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.6% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $17.76 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -7.88% below its 52 week high of $19.28 and 177.33% above its 12-month low of $6.52. The shares are up by over 11.51% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 56.24 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.