Worth Watching Stocks: Regions Financial Corporation (RF), NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA), Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL)

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) saw its value decrease by -0.62% as the stock dropped $-0.09 to finish the day at a closing price of $14.43. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $7-$14.73 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $14.16 to $14.47 during the day, are up by 41.56% in the past three months and up by 60.71% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.09% below its 20 day moving average and 7.51% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $14.48 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 56.39.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) shares were down in last trading by -1.64% to $103.44. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.67% over the past week and grew 15.46% in the past month. It is currently trading 11.59% above its 50 day moving average and 66.01% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -13.75% decrease in value from its one year high of $119.93. The RSI indicator value of 52.37, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

NVIDIA Corporation operates as a visual computing company worldwide. It operates in two segments, GPU and Tegra Processor. The GPU segment offers processors, which include GeForce for PC gaming; Quadro for design professionals working in computer-aided design, video editing, special effects, and other creative applications; Tesla for deep learning, accelerated computing, and general purpose computing; and GRID for cloud-based streaming on gaming devices. The Tegra Processor segment provides processors that integrate a computer onto a single chip under the Tegra brand name; DRIVE automotive computers, which offer supercomputing capabilities; and tablet and portable devices for mobile gaming under the SHIELD name. The company’s products are used in gaming, professional visualization, datacenter, and automotive markets. It sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, system builders, motherboard manufacturers, add-in board manufacturers, and retailers/distributors. The company has a collaboration with ZENRIN to develop a cloud-to-car HD map solution for self-driving cars. NVIDIA Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) traded within a range of $12.42 to $13.08 after opening the day at $13.03. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 3.49% so far this year. The stock was down close to -2.58% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $12.44 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -13.85% below its 52 week high of $14.44 and 271.34% above its 12-month low of $3.35. The shares are up by over 38.07% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 57.12 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in the Rocky Mountains and Permian Basin regions of the United States. It sells oil and gas to end users, marketers, and other purchasers. As of December 31, 2015, the company had total estimated proved reserves of 820.6 million barrels of oil equivalent; and interests in 3,177 net productive wells on approximately 593,900 net developed acres. Whiting Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1980 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

 

Trader Alert: Regions Financial Corporation (RF), HP Inc. (HPQ), Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR)

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) retreated with the stock falling -0.27% or $-0.04 to close at $14.52 on light trading volume of 15.38M compared its three months average trading volume of 22.45M. The Birmingham Alabama 35203 based company operating under the Regional – Southeast Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 70.39% up for the period and up by 1.11% so far this year. With price target of $14.48 and a 112.74% rebound from 52-week low, Regions Financial Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

HP Inc. (HPQ) gained $0.25 to close the day at a new closing price of $14.94, a 1.7% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 74.12% above its 52 week low of $8.91. A total of 15.01M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 12.33M. The stock, which fluctuated between $14.62 and $14.97 during the day, currently situated -7.28% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -4.52% in the past one month and down by -2.42% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $16.1 and RSI of 45.57, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

HP Inc. provides products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as to the government, health, and education sectors worldwide. It operates through Personal Systems and Printing segments. The Personal Systems segment offers commercial personal computers (PCs), consumer PCs, workstations, thin clients, commercial tablets and mobility devices, retail point-of-sale systems, displays and other related accessories, software, support, and services for the commercial and consumer markets. The Printing segment provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, media, solutions, and services, as well as scanning devices; and laserjet and enterprise, inkjet and printing, graphics, and 3D printing solutions. The company was formerly known as Hewlett-Packard Company and changed its name to HP Inc. in October 2015. HP Inc. was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR) shares were down in last trading by -0.55% to $3.61. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.63% over the past week and grew 1.42% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.22% above its 50 day moving average and -16.38% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -32.38% decrease in value from its one year high of $5.85. The RSI indicator value of 58.3, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Frontier Communications Corporation provides regulated and unregulated voice, data, and video services to residential, business, and wholesale customers in the United States. The company offers residential services, such as fiber-to-the-home and fiber-to-the-node broadband, as well as traditional copper-based broadband products; and commercial services, including Ethernet, dedicated Internet, multiprotocol label switching, time division multiplexing, data transport services, and optical transport services. It also provides Frontier Secure suite of products for computer security, cloud backup and sharing, identity protection, equipment insurance, and technical support; unified messaging services comprising call forwarding, conference calling, caller identification, voicemail, and call waiting services; long distance network services; and packages of communications services. In addition, the company offers switched access services that facilitate other carriers to use the company’s facilities to originate and terminate their local and long distance voice traffic; satellite TV video services; and a range of third-party communications equipment to small, medium, and enterprise business customers. As of December 31, 2015, it had approximately 3,124,200 residential customers; approximately 289,200 business customers; and 2,462,100 broadband subscribers. The company also operates a retail store in Southern California. The company was formerly known as Citizens Communications Company and changed its name to Frontier Communications Corporation in July 2008. Frontier Communications Corporation was founded in 1927 and is based in Norwalk, Connecticut.

 

Trader Alert: Southwestern Energy Company (SWN), Regions Financial Corporation (RF), xG Technology, Inc. (XGTI)

Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) grew with the stock adding 2.26% or $0.22 to close at $9.97 on light trading volume of 15.84M compared its three months average trading volume of 16.53M. The Spring Texas 77389 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 52.45% up for the period and down by -7.86% so far this year. With price target of $13.69 and a 88.11% rebound from 52-week low, Southwestern Energy Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Southwestern Energy Company, an independent natural gas and oil company, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas and oil primarily in the United States. It operates through two segments, Exploration and Production and Midstream Services. The company focuses on the Marcellus Shale, an unconventional natural gas reservoir covering approximately 270,335 net acres in northeast Pennsylvania; and the Fayetteville Shale, an unconventional natural gas reservoir covering approximately 957,641 net acres in Arkansas. It also engages in the exploration and production activities in Colorado and Louisiana. In addition, the company is involved in gathering, marketing, and transporting natural gas, and oil and natural gas liquids. As of December 31, 2015, it had a pipeline of 2,044 miles in Arkansas and 16 miles in Louisiana in its gathering systems. The company’s estimated proved natural gas and oil reserves comprised 6,215 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent (Bcfe); and had 443 Bcfe of proved undeveloped reserves. Southwestern Energy Company was founded in 1929 and is based in Spring, Texas.

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) gained $0.19 to close the day at a new closing price of $14.56, a 1.32% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 113.33% above its 52 week low of $7. A total of 15.78M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 22.35M. The stock, which fluctuated between $14.32 and $14.67 during the day, currently situated -1.15% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.07% in the past one month and up by 41.05% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $14.48 and RSI of 61.88, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

xG Technology, Inc. (XGTI) shares were up in last trading by 33.16% to $2.53. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 61.15% over the past week and grew 622.86% in the past month. It is currently trading 243.87% above its 50 day moving average and 191.59% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -49.22% decrease in value from its one year high of $34.68. The RSI indicator value of 69.07, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

xG Technology, Inc. engages in the development of communication technologies for wireless networks worldwide. The company’s intellectual property is embedded in proprietary software algorithms designed to offer cognitive interference mitigation and spectrum access solutions to organizations in a various industries, including national defense and rural broadband. Its products include xMax, a mobile voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and broadband data system that utilizes an end-to-end Internet protocol (IP) system architecture, which incorporates OFDM and multiple in multiple out and orthogonal frequency-division multiple to increase interference tolerance, allow mobility, and improve resistance to fading. The company’s xMax comprise CN5100 mobile hotspot, a device that allows users of Wi-Fi enabled smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and other devices to access the Internet through the xMax cognitive radio network; CN3100 vehicle modem, which acts as a transparent protocol bridge allowing users of WiFi-enabled devices to access the Internet through the xMax cognitive radio network; CN3200 dual-band routing modem for use in fixed and mobile applications; CN1100 Access Point, an IP wireless access point that delivers wide area coverage and broadband throughput for fixed, nomadic, and mobile applications; and CN7000 Mobile Control Center, which controls the delivery of voice and data services, and manages various elements in the regional network. It also offers xMonitor, which monitors the status and health of various access points, mobile control center elements, and VoIP core elements; and xDrive, a drive mapping utility designed to gather, display, and log performance statistics from mobile hotspot, dual-band routing modem, and CN3100 vehicle modem. The company sells its intellectual property and the equipment directly, as well as through an indirect channel network. xG Technology, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida.

 

Stocks on the Move: Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK), Medtronic plc (MDT), Regions Financial Corporation (RF)

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.38% or $0.83 to close the day at $61.1 on active trading volume of 9.73M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.82M. The Kenilworth New Jersey 07033 based company has been outperforming the drug manufacturers – major group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 23.48%, compared to the industry which has advanced 8.16% over the same period. With RSI of 57.05, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $67.28, making it a hold for now.

Merck & Co., Inc. provides healthcare solutions worldwide. The company offers therapeutic and preventive agents to treat cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes, asthma, nasal allergy symptoms, allergic rhinitis, chronic hepatitis C virus, HIV-1 infection, fungal infections, intra-abdominal infections, hypertension, arthritis and pain, inflammatory, osteoporosis, male pattern hair loss, and fertility diseases. It also offers neuromuscular blocking agents; anti-bacterial products; cholesterol modifying medicines; non-sedating antihistamine; and vaginal contraceptive products. In addition, the company offers products to prevent chemotherapy-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting; treat brain tumors; treat melanoma and metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer; prevent diseases caused by human papillomavirus; and vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, chickenpox, shingles, rotavirus gastroenteritis, and pneumococcal diseases. Further, it offers antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs to treat infectious and respiratory diseases, fertility disorders, and pneumonia in cattle, horses, and swine; vaccines for poultry; parasiticide for sea lice in salmon; and antibiotics and vaccines for fishes. Additionally, the company offers companion animal products, such as ointments for otitis; diabetes mellitus treatment for dogs and cats; anthelmintic products; chewable tablets to treat fleas and ticks in dogs; and products for protection against bites from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and sandflies. It serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and entities, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, distributors, animal producers, and managed health care providers. The company has collaboration agreements with Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc and Agenus; and a research agreement with Proteros Biostructures to develop molecule compounds for various cancer treatments. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

Medtronic plc (MDT) climbed 1.3% during last trading as the stock added $0.95 to finish the day at $73.82 with about 9.67M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.52M. The $101.87B market cap company, which fluctuated between $73.2 and $74.11 during the day, currently situated 6.45% above its 52 week low of $69.35 and -16.81% away from its one year high of $89.27. The RSI of 51.75 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Medtronic plc manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. The company’s Cardiac and Vascular Group segment offers pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices, AF products, diagnostics and monitoring devices, and remote monitoring and patient-centered software; and heart valves, percutaneous coronary intervention stent products, surgical valve replacement and repair products, endovascular stent grafts, peripheral vascular intervention products, and products to treat superficial and deep venous diseases. Its Minimally Invasive Therapies Group segment provides gastrointestinal diagnostics, ablation, and interventional lung solutions; stapling, vessel sealing, and other surgical instruments; sutures; electrosurgery products; hernia mechanical devices; mesh implants; products for patient monitoring and recovery; sensors; monitors; compression and dialysis, enteral feeding, and wound care products; and operating room supplies, electrodes, needles, syringes, and sharps disposals. The company’s Restorative Therapies Group segment offers products for various areas of the spine; bone graft substitutes; biologic products; trauma, implantable neurostimulation therapies, and drug delivery systems for the treatment of chronic pain, movement disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, overactive bladder, urinary retention, fecal incontinence, and gastroparesis; products to treat conditions of the ear, nose, throat, and neurological disorders; systems that incorporate advanced energy surgical instruments; products for haemostatic sealing of soft tissue and bone; and image-guided surgery and intra-operative imaging systems. Its Diabetes Group segment provides insulin pumps and consumables; continuous glucose monitoring systems; and Web-based therapy management software solutions. It serves hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients. Medtronic plc was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) saw its value decrease by -0.76% as the stock dropped $-0.11 to finish the day at a closing price of $14.37. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $7-$14.73 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $14.21 to $14.47 during the day, are up by 39.75% in the past three months and up by 69.56% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.53% below its 20 day moving average and 8.91% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $14.48 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 59.82. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

 

Stocks in Focus: Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA), Regions Financial Corporation (RF), Summit Materials, Inc. (SUM)

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA) had a active trading with around 8.34M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.13M. The stock traded between $28.85 and $29.6 before closing at the price of $29.52 with 1.79% change on the day. The New York New York 10036 based company is currently trading 31.99% above its 52 week low of $22.66 and -4.81% below its 52 week high of $31.25. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 66.22 and $31.44 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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.

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.35% or $0.05 to close the day at $14.48 on active trading volume of 8.19M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 22.54M. The Birmingham Alabama 35203 based company has been outperforming the regional – southeast banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 65.75%, compared to the industry which has advanced 45.77% over the same period. With RSI of 62.27, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $14.24, making it a hold for now.

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

Summit Materials, Inc. (SUM) shares were down in last trading by -2.13% to $23.85. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.16% over the past week and grew 0.29% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.03% above its 50 day moving average and 13.86% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.6% decrease in value from its one year high of $25. The RSI indicator value of 51.96, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Summit Materials, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and sells construction materials and related downstream products. Its products include crushed stone, construction sand and gravel, cement and ready-mixed concrete, asphalt paving mixes, granite and trap rock, and limestone and concrete products. The company also provides paving and related services to the construction industry. In addition, it operates municipal waste, construction, and demolition debris landfills; and liquid asphalt terminal operations. Summit Materials, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

 

Trader’s Buzzers: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), Time Warner Inc. (TWX), Regions Financial Corporation (RF)

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) traded within a range of $40.24 to $41.37 after opening the day at $40.31. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 6.9% so far this year. The stock was up close to 3.2% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $41.34 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -7.97% below its 52 week high of $44.92 and 58.09% above its 12-month low of $26.15. The shares are down by over -5.42% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 62.24 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

Time Warner Inc. (TWX) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.68% or $-1.62 to close the day at $95.09 on light trading volume of 12.9M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.64M. The New York New York 10019 based company has been outperforming the entertainment – diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 41.51%, compared to the industry which has advanced 19.11% over the same period. With RSI of 55.41, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $102.45, making it a hold for now.

Time Warner Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Turner, Home Box Office, and Warner Bros. The Turner segment owns and operates a portfolio of cable television networks and related properties that offer entertainment, sports, kids, and news programming on television and digital platforms for consumers. It operates approximately 180 channels in 200 countries. The Turner segment’s networks and related properties include TNT, TBS, Adult Swim, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Turner Sports, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, CNN, and HLN; and digital media properties comprise bleacherreport.com, NBA.com, NBA Mobile, NCAA.com, PGA.com, tntdrama.com, TBS.com, adultswim.com, and cartoonnetwork.com. It also licenses original programming to subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) services and other over-the-top services, and its brands and characters for consumer products other business ventures. This segment serves cable system operators, satellite service distributors, telephone companies, and other distributors. The Home Box Office segment provides premium pay and basic tier television services comprising HBO and Cinemax; sells its original programming through physical and digital formats; and licenses home entertainment and content to international television networks and SVOD services. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had 49 million domestic subscribers. The Warner Bros. segment produces, distributes, and licenses television programming and feature films; distributes digital and physical home entertainment products; and produces and distributes videogames, as well as licenses consumer products and brands. The company was formerly known as AOL Time Warner, Inc. and changed its name to Time Warner Inc. in 2003. Time Warner Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) dropped $-0.19 to close the day at a new closing price of $14.43, a -1.3% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 111.42% above its 52 week low of $7. A total of 12.71M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 22.58M. The stock, which fluctuated between $14.21 and $14.69 during the day, currently situated -2.04% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 3.4% in the past one month and up by 40.6% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $14.24 and RSI of 62.06, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

 

Traders Watch list: Gevo, Inc. (GEVO), Regions Financial Corporation (RF), Zynga Inc. (ZNGA)

Gevo, Inc. (GEVO) saw its value increase by 13.85% as the stock gained $0.02 to finish the day at a closing price of $0.19. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $0.16-$1.36 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $0.171 to $0.2 during the day, are down by -59.06% in the past three months and down by -65.64% over the past six months. It is currently trading -16.52% below its 20 day moving average and -37.49% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $2.25 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 36.22.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Gevo, Inc., a renewable chemicals and biofuels company, focuses on the development and commercialization of alternatives to petroleum-based products based on isobutanol produced from renewable feedstocks. It operates in two segments, Gevo, Inc. and Gevo Development/Agri-Energy. The company engages in the research and development, and production of isobutanol; development of its proprietary biocatalysts; production and sale of biojet fuel; and retrofit process of chemicals and biofuels. It is also involved in the production of ethanol, isobutanol, and related products. Gevo, Inc. produces and separates its renewable isobutanol through the Gevo Integrated Fermentation Technology platform. The company was formerly known as Methanotech, Inc. and changed its name to Gevo, Inc. in March 2006. Gevo, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) shares were up in last trading by 1.32% to $14.62. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.14% over the past week and grew 6.89% in the past month. It is currently trading 12.82% above its 50 day moving average and 44.92% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -0.75% decrease in value from its one year high of $14.73. The RSI indicator value of 66.96, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) traded within a range of $2.62 to $2.73 after opening the day at $2.66. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 4.67% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.51% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $2.69 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -12.66% below its 52 week high of $3.08 and 51.12% above its 12-month low of $1.78. The shares are down by over -6.92% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 47.32 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Zynga Inc. develops, markets, and operates social games as live services played on the Internet, social networking sites, and mobile platforms in the United States, North America, Asia, and the European Union. It offers its online social games primarily under the Slots, Words With Friends, Zynga Poker, and FarmVille franchises. The company’s games are accessible on mobile platforms, Facebook, and other social networks, as well as Zynga.com. It also provides advertising services to advertising agencies and brokers. The company was formerly known as Zynga Game Network Inc. and changed its name to Zynga Inc. in November 2010. Zynga Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI), Regions Financial Corporation (RF), United States Steel Corporation (X)

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 4.35% or $0.9 to close the day at $21.61 on active trading volume of 16.49M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 14.72M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas pipelines group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 45.52%, compared to the industry which has advanced 33.72% over the same period. With RSI of 58.83, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $25.22, making it a hold for now.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company in North America. It operates through Natural Gas Pipelines, CO2, Terminals, Products Pipelines, Kinder Morgan Canada, and Other segments. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment owns and operates interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline and storage systems; natural gas and crude oil gathering systems, and natural gas processing and treating facilities; natural gas liquids fractionation facilities and transportation systems; and liquefied natural gas facilities. The CO2 segment produces, transports, and markets CO2 for use in enhanced oil recovery projects; and owns interests in oil-producing fields, gas processing plants, and crude oil pipelines in the Permian Basin region of West Texas. The Terminals segment owns and operates liquids and bulk terminals that transload and store refined petroleum products, crude oil, and condensate, as well as bulk products, including coal, petroleum coke, cement, alumina, salt, and other bulk chemicals; and owns and operates tankers. The Products Pipelines segment owns and operates refined petroleum products, and crude oil and condensate pipelines; and associated product terminals and petroleum pipeline transmix facilities. The Kinder Morgan Canada segment owns and operates Trans Mountain pipeline system that transports crude oil and refined petroleum products from Edmonton, Alberta, and Canada to marketing terminals and refineries in British Columbia, Canada, and Washington; and jet fuel aviation turbine fuel pipeline that serves the Vancouver (Canada) International Airport. The Other segment includes various physical natural gas contracts with power plants. Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns interests in or operates approximately 84,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. The company was formerly known as Kinder Morgan Holdco LLC and changed its name to Kinder Morgan, Inc. in February 2011. Kinder Morgan, Inc. was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) climbed 0.49% during last trading as the stock added $0.07 to finish the day at $14.43 with about 15.93M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 22.72M. The $17.98B market cap company, which fluctuated between $14.23 and $14.72 during the day, currently situated 111.42% above its 52 week low of $7 and -2.04% away from its one year high of $14.73. The RSI of 63.73 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

United States Steel Corporation (X) saw its value increase by 5.15% as the stock gained $1.7 to finish the day at a closing price of $34.71. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $6.15-$39.14 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $33.51 to $34.86 during the day, are up by 85.87% in the past three months and up by 97.62% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.23% below its 20 day moving average and 19.22% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $30.13 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 57.55. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

United States Steel Corporation produces and sells flat-rolled and tubular steel products in North America and Europe. It operates through three segments: Flat-Rolled Products (Flat-Rolled), U. S. Steel Europe (USSE), and Tubular Products (Tubular). The Flat-Rolled segment offers slabs, rounds, strip mill plates, sheets, and tin mill products. This segment serves customers in the automotive, consumer and the combined industrial, service center, and mining commercial markets. The USSE segment provides slabs, sheets, strip mill plates, tin mill products, and spiral welded pipes, as well as heating radiators and refractory ceramic materials. This segment serves customers in the construction, service center, conversion, container, transportation, appliance and electrical, oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The Tubular segment offers seamless and electric resistance welded steel casing and tubing; and standard and line pipe and mechanical tubing products primarily to customers in the oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The company also provides railroad services; and owns, develops, and manages various real estate assets. United States Steel Corporation was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

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

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

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

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

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

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. It operates through Client Computing Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Software and Services, and All Other segments. The company’s platforms are used in various computing applications comprising notebooks, 2 in 1 systems, desktops, servers, tablets, smartphones, wireless and wired connectivity products, wearables, retail devices, and manufacturing devices, as well as for retail, transportation, industrial, buildings, home use, and other market segments. It offers microprocessors that processes system data and controls other devices in the system; chipsets, which send data between the microprocessor and input, display, and storage devices, such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive or solid-state drive, and optical disc drives; and system-on-chip products that integrate its central processing units with other system components onto a single chip. The company also provides communication and connectivity offerings, such as baseband processors, radio frequency transceivers, and power management integrated circuits; and tablet, phone, and Internet of Things solutions, which include multimode 4G LTE modems, Bluetooth technology and GPS receivers, software solutions, and interoperability tests, as well as home gateway and set-top box components. In addition, it offers security solutions for computers, mobile devices, and networks, as well as software and services for technology integration; NAND flash memory products, which are used in solid-state drives; and custom foundry services, including custom silicon, packaging, and manufacturing test services. The company sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and industrial and communications equipment manufacturers in the computing and communications industries. Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California.

Stocks in the Spotlight: Pfizer Inc. (PFE), Sprint Corporation (S), Regions Financial Corporation (RF)

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) had a light trading with around 14.07M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 26.23M. The stock traded between $32.37 and $32.62 before closing at the price of $32.49 with 0.43% change on the day. The New York New York 10017 based company is currently trading 18.17% above its 52 week low of $28.25 and -11.51% below its 52 week high of $37.39. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 55.12 and $37.65 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Pfizer Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells healthcare products worldwide. The company operates through Global Innovative Pharmaceutical (GIP); Global Vaccines, Oncology and Consumer Healthcare (VOC); and Global Established Pharmaceutical (GEP) segments. The GIP segment develops and commercializes medicines for various therapeutic areas, including inflammation/immunology, cardiovascular/metabolic, neuroscience/pain, and rare diseases. The VOC segment develops and commercializes vaccines, as well as products for oncology and consumer healthcare. It provides over-the-counter products comprising dietary supplements under the Centrum, Caltrate, and Emergen-C brands; pain management products under the Advil and ThermaCare brands; gastrointestinal products under the Nexium 24HR/Nexium Control and Preparation H brands; and respiratory and personal care products under the brand names of Robitussin, Advil Cold & Sinus, Advil Sinus Congestion Relief & Pain, Dimetapp, and ChapStick. The GEP segment offers products that have lost marketing exclusivity in various markets; and branded generics, generic sterile injectable products, biosimilars, infusion systems, and other products. The company serves wholesalers, retailers, hospitals, clinics, government agencies, pharmacies, and individual provider offices, as well as centers for disease control and prevention. It has licensing agreements with Cellectis SA and AstraZeneca PLC; collaborative agreements with Eli Lilly & Company, OPKO Health, Inc., BioRap Technologies LTD., Merck KGaA, and Transgene S.A.; and a research and development agreement with the National Cancer Institute to conduct clinical trials to evaluate investigational immunotherapy agents. The company has a partnership with The University of Pittsburgh; and a strategic collaboration agreement with IGNITE Immunotherapy Inc. Pfizer Inc. was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Sprint Corporation (S) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.03% or $0.09 to close the day at $8.81 on light trading volume of 13.92M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 19.35M. The Overland Park Kansas 66251 based company has been outperforming the wireless communications group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 142.7%, compared to the industry which has advanced 5.2% over the same period. With RSI of 70.58, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $7.28, making it a hold for now.

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

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) shares were down in last trading by -1.8% to $14.17. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.48% over the past week and grew 8% in the past month. It is currently trading 11.36% above its 50 day moving average and 41.8% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.8% decrease in value from its one year high of $14.73. The RSI indicator value of 58.05, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.