Trader Alert: Forest City Realty Trust, Inc (FCE-A), Ralph Lauren Corporation (RL), RPC, Inc. (RES)

Forest City Realty Trust, Inc (FCE-A) retreated with the stock falling -0.48% or $-0.11 to close at $22.87 on light trading volume of 1.76M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.23M. The company operating under the Property Management industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 29.79% up for the period and up by 9.74% so far this year. With price target of $24.9 and a 36.1% rebound from 52-week low, Forest City Realty Trust, Inc has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Forest City Realty Trust, Inc is a real estate investment trust. It was formerly known as Forest City Enterprises, Inc. Forest City Realty Trust, Inc was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ralph Lauren Corporation (RL) dropped $-0.32 to close the day at a new closing price of $79.17, a -0.4% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 4.69% above its 52 week low of $75.62. A total of 1.76M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.59M. The stock, which fluctuated between $78.74 and $79.99 during the day, currently situated -30.17% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -11.62% in the past one month and down by -28.66% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $81 and RSI of 33.21, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Ralph Lauren Corporation designs, markets, and distributes lifestyle products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Wholesale, Retail, and Licensing. It offers apparel, including a range of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing; accessories, which comprise footwear, eyewear, watches, fine jewelry, hats, belts, and leather goods, such as handbags and luggage; home products consisting of bedding and bath products, furniture, fabrics and wallpapers, lightings, paints, tabletops, and giftware; and fragrances. The company sells apparel and accessories under the Ralph Lauren Collection, Purple Label, Black Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo Sport, Double RL, RLX Ralph Lauren, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Ralph by Ralph Lauren, Polo and RLX Golf, Ralph Lauren Children, Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren, Chaps, Club Monaco, American Living, and other brand names; women’s fragrances under the Safari, Ralph Lauren Blue, Lauren, Romance, RALPH collection, and Big Pony collection brand names; and men’s fragrances under the Safari, Polo Sport, Polo Green, Polo Blue, Polo Blue Sport, Purple Label, Polo Black, Double Black, Big Pony collection, Polo Red collection, and Polo Supreme Oud brand names. Ralph Lauren Corporation sells its products to department stores, specialty stores, and golf and pro shops, as well as through its retail stores, concession-based shop-within-shops, and its e-commerce sites. The company also sells its apparel, home, and other products through licensing alliances. As of April 2, 2016, it operated 493 directly-operated freestanding stores and 583 concession-based shop-within-shops. Ralph Lauren Corporation was founded in 1967 and is based in New York, New York.

RPC, Inc. (RES) shares were down in last trading by -2.75% to $21.25. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.28% over the past week and fell -3.14% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.72% above its 50 day moving average and 24.12% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.03% decrease in value from its one year high of $23.36. The RSI indicator value of 48.26, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

RPC, Inc. provides a range of oilfield services and equipment for oil and gas companies involved in the exploration, production, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States, Africa, Canada, Argentina, China, Mexico, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and New Zealand. The company operates in two segments, Technical Services and Support Services. The Technical Services segment offers pressure pumping, coiled tubing, snubbing, nitrogen pumping, well control consulting and firefighting, downhole tools, wireline, fishing, and fluid pumping services that are used in the completion, production, and maintenance of oil and gas wells. The Support Services segment provides a range of rental tools, including blowout preventors, high pressure manifolds and valves, Hevi-wate drill pipes, tubing products, production related rental tools, pumps, diverters, drill pipes, drill collars, handling tools, Coflexip hoses, and Wear Knot drill pipes that are used for onshore and offshore oil and gas well drilling, completion, and workover activities. It also offers oilfield pipe inspection, and pipe management and storage services; and oilfield training services. RPC, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Traders Recap: RPC, Inc. (RES), Avis Budget Group, Inc. (CAR), Pulmatrix, Inc. (PULM)

RPC, Inc. (RES) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.01% or $-0.22 to close the day at $21.5 on higher than average trading volume of 1.82M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.72M. The Atlanta Georgia 30329 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas equipment & services companies by 24.6819% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 8.53% YTD, versus the oil & gas equipment & services industry which is up 0.1% for the same period. The RSI of 50.21 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

RPC, Inc. provides a range of oilfield services and equipment for oil and gas companies involved in the exploration, production, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States, Africa, Canada, Argentina, China, Mexico, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and New Zealand. The company operates in two segments, Technical Services and Support Services. The Technical Services segment offers pressure pumping, coiled tubing, snubbing, nitrogen pumping, well control consulting and firefighting, downhole tools, wireline, fishing, and fluid pumping services that are used in the completion, production, and maintenance of oil and gas wells. The Support Services segment provides a range of rental tools, including blowout preventors, high pressure manifolds and valves, Hevi-wate drill pipes, tubing products, production related rental tools, pumps, diverters, drill pipes, drill collars, handling tools, Coflexip hoses, and Wear Knot drill pipes that are used for onshore and offshore oil and gas well drilling, completion, and workover activities. It also offers oilfield pipe inspection, and pipe management and storage services; and oilfield training services. RPC, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Avis Budget Group, Inc. (CAR) had a active trading with around 1.81M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.48M. The stock traded between $37.22 and $38.07 before closing at the price of $37.56 with -0.19% change on the day. The Parsippany New Jersey 07054 based company is currently trading 72.85% above its 52 week low of $21.73 and -9.56% below its 52 week high of $41.53. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 51.12 and $43.75 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Avis Budget Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides car and truck rentals, car sharing, and ancillary services to businesses and consumers worldwide. The company operates through Americas and International segments. It operates the Avis car rental system with approximately 5,550 locations that supply rental cars to the premium commercial and leisure segments of the travel industry; the Budget vehicle rental system with approximately 3,900 car rental locations, which serve the value-conscious segments of the industry; and Zipcar, a membership-based car sharing network that provides vehicles to approximately 1 million members. The company also operates the Payless brand, which comprises approximately 200 vehicle rental locations; Apex brand primarily in the deep-value segment of the car rental industry with approximately 20 rental locations; and the Maggiore brand that provides vehicle rental services in the commercial, leisure, and insurance replacement/leasing segments with approximately 100 rental locations in Italy. In addition, it is involved in the local and one-way truck rental businesses with a fleet of approximately 21,000 vehicles, which are rented through a network of approximately 1,000 dealers and 450 company-operated locations that serve the consumer and light commercial sectors in the continental United States. Further, the company provides a range of optional insurance products and coverages, such as supplemental liability insurance, personal accident insurance, personal effects protection, automobile towing protection, and cargo insurance. Avis Budget Group, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey.

Pulmatrix, Inc. (PULM) traded within a range of $4.27 to $4.65 after opening the day at $4.65. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 635.59% so far this year. The stock was down close to -7.26% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $4.34 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -37.82% below its 52 week high of $6.98 and 764.54% above its 12-month low of $0.5. The shares are up by over 372.3% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 62.54 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Pulmatrix, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing inhaled therapies to address serious pulmonary diseases using its inhaled Small Particles Easily Respirable and Emitted (iSPERSE) technology. The company’s proprietary product pipeline focuses on advancing treatments for rare diseases, including PUR1900, an inhaled anti-fungal for patients with cystic fibrosis, as well as PUR1500, an inhaled product for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. It is also developing PUR0200, a branded generic in clinical development for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The company has collaboration with Capsugel to develop inhaled therapeutics to treat serious pulmonary diseases. Pulmatrix, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts.

 

Stocks Intraday Alert: RPC, Inc. (RES), The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (MTW), Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ)

RPC, Inc. (RES) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.16% or $0.46 to close the day at $21.77 on lower than average trading volume of 1.48M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.74M. The Atlanta Georgia 30329 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas equipment & services companies by 28.5398% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 9.89% YTD, versus the oil & gas equipment & services industry which is down -0.35% for the same period. The RSI of 53.4 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

RPC, Inc. provides a range of oilfield services and equipment for oil and gas companies involved in the exploration, production, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States, Africa, Canada, Argentina, China, Mexico, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and New Zealand. The company operates in two segments, Technical Services and Support Services. The Technical Services segment offers pressure pumping, coiled tubing, snubbing, nitrogen pumping, well control consulting and firefighting, downhole tools, wireline, fishing, and fluid pumping services that are used in the completion, production, and maintenance of oil and gas wells. The Support Services segment provides a range of rental tools, including blowout preventors, high pressure manifolds and valves, Hevi-wate drill pipes, tubing products, production related rental tools, pumps, diverters, drill pipes, drill collars, handling tools, Coflexip hoses, and Wear Knot drill pipes that are used for onshore and offshore oil and gas well drilling, completion, and workover activities. It also offers oilfield pipe inspection, and pipe management and storage services; and oilfield training services. RPC, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (MTW) had a light trading with around 1.48M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.16M. The stock traded between $6.18 and $6.38 before closing at the price of $6.26 with -0.63% change on the day. The Manitowoc Wisconsin 54220 based company is currently trading 109.89% above its 52 week low of $3.17 and -17.31% below its 52 week high of $7.57. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 47.05 and $5.45 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells cranes and related products worldwide. It offers lattice-boom cranes, including crawler and truck mounted lattice-boom cranes, and crawler crane attachments; tower cranes comprising top slewing, luffing jib, topless, and self-erecting tower cranes; mobile telescopic cranes, including rough terrain, all-terrain, truck mounted, and industrial cranes; and boom trucks, such as telescopic boom trucks under the Manitowoc, Grove, Potain, National Crane, and Shuttlelift brands. The company also provides crane product parts and services; and crane rebuilding, remanufacturing, and training services under the Manitowoc Crane Care brand name. The company’s products are used in various applications, including energy and utilities; petrochemical and industrial projects; infrastructure development, such as road, bridge, and airport construction; and commercial and high-rise residential construction industries. The company was founded in 1853 and is based in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ) traded within a range of $19.74 to $20.59 after opening the day at $19.78. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -5.01% so far this year. The stock was up close to 3.54% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $20.48 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -61.46% below its 52 week high of $53.14 and 19.07% above its 12-month low of $17.2. The shares are down by over -26.06% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 41.38 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., an airport general use car rental company, engages in the car rental business in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and New Zealand. It operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, and Firefly car rental brands in approximately 9,980 corporate and licensee locations throughout approximately 150 countries. The company provides car rental for small and mid-sized businesses, meetings and conventions, associations/group programs, diversity programs, and government and military travelers. It offers airport general use car rental services serving approximately 1,635 airport locations in the U.S. and approximately 1,320 airport locations internationally. In addition, the company owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management business that operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business in international markets; and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1918 and is based in Estero, Florida.

 

Stocks Highlights: Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN), Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (SBH), RPC, Inc. (RES)

Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN) had a light trading with around 1.9M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.94M. The stock traded between $96.53 and $97.29 before closing at the price of $97.01 with -0.01% change on the day. The Las Vegas Nevada 89109 based company is currently trading 75.61% above its 52 week low of $56.51 and -10.88% below its 52 week high of $109.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 51.57 and $105.35 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Wynn Resorts, Limited, together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates destination casino resorts. It operates in two segments, Macau Operations and Las Vegas Operations. The company operates Wynn Macau and Encore at Wynn Macau resort located in the People’s Republic of China. As of February 12, 2016, its Macau resorts feature had approximately 284,000 square feet of casino space, which offered 24-hour gaming and a range of games with 458 table games and 708 slot machines, private gaming salons, sky casinos, and a poker; 2 luxury hotel towers with a total of 1,008 guest rooms and suites; casual and fine dining in 8 restaurants; approximately 57,000 square feet of retail shopping, including stores and boutiques; approximately 31,000 square feet of space for lounges and meeting facilities; recreation and leisure facilities, including 2 health clubs, spas, a salon, and a pool; and the Rotunda show. The company also owned and operated Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Las Vegas resort with a total of 4,748 hotel rooms, suites, and villas; 232 table games; 1,866 slot machines; a race and sports book and poker room in approximately 186,000 square feet of casino gaming space, including a sky casino and private gaming salons; 34 food and beverage outlets; 2 spas and salons; lounges; and approximately 99,000 square feet of retail shopping space. Its Las Vegas resorts also offer 3 nightclubs and a beach club; wedding chapels; an 18-hole golf course; approximately 290,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; a theater; and 2 showrooms, as well as a water-based theatrical production and entertainment production. Wynn Resorts, Limited was founded in 2002 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (SBH) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.04% or $-0.01 to close the day at $22.9 on light trading volume of 1.89M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.12M. The Denton Texas 76210 based company has been underperforming the specialty retail, other group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -24.97%, compared to the industry which has advanced 48.88% over the same period. With RSI of 34.4, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $27.25, making it a hold for now.

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer and distributor of professional beauty supplies. The company operates through two segments, Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group. The Sally Beauty Supply segment offers beauty products, including hair color and care, skin and nail care, beauty sundries, and styling tools for retail customers and salon professionals. This segment also provides products under third-party brands, such as Clairol, CHI, China Glaze, OPI, and Conair, as well as exclusive-label merchandise. As of September 30, 2016, it operated 3,763 company-operated retail stores under the Sally Beauty banner in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain; and 18 franchised stores in the United Kingdom, Belgium, and certain other European countries. The Beauty Systems Group segment offers professional beauty products, including hair color and care, skin and nail care, beauty sundries, and styling tools directly to salons and salon professionals through its sales force, as well as through company-operated and franchised stores. This segment also sells products under third-party brands, such as Paul Mitchell, Wella, Sebastian, Goldwell, Joico, and Aquage. This segment had 1,174 company-operated stores under the CosmoProf banner in the United States and Canada, as well as 164 franchised stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and certain European countries. The company also distributes its products through full-service/exclusive distribution, open-line distribution, directly, and mega-salon stores. Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Denton, Texas.

RPC, Inc. (RES) shares were down in last trading by -0.83% to $21.42. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.46% over the past week and fell -0.56% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.11% above its 50 day moving average and 26.64% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -8.3% decrease in value from its one year high of $23.36. The RSI indicator value of 49.52, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

RPC, Inc. provides a range of oilfield services and equipment for oil and gas companies involved in the exploration, production, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States, Africa, Canada, Argentina, China, Mexico, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and New Zealand. The company operates in two segments, Technical Services and Support Services. The Technical Services segment offers pressure pumping, coiled tubing, snubbing, nitrogen pumping, well control consulting and firefighting, downhole tools, wireline, fishing, and fluid pumping services that are used in the completion, production, and maintenance of oil and gas wells. The Support Services segment provides a range of rental tools, including blowout preventors, high pressure manifolds and valves, Hevi-wate drill pipes, tubing products, production related rental tools, pumps, diverters, drill pipes, drill collars, handling tools, Coflexip hoses, and Wear Knot drill pipes that are used for onshore and offshore oil and gas well drilling, completion, and workover activities. It also offers oilfield pipe inspection, and pipe management and storage services; and oilfield training services. RPC, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Stocks Highlights: Great Plains Energy Incorporated (GXP), RPC, Inc. (RES), VCA Inc. (WOOF)

Great Plains Energy Incorporated (GXP) had a light trading with around 1.3M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.93M. The stock traded between $27.16 and $27.41 before closing at the price of $27.23 with 0.26% change on the day. The Kansas City Missouri 64105 based company is currently trading 5.34% above its 52 week low of $25.85 and -14.44% below its 52 week high of $32.74. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 52.15 and $29.75 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Great Plains Energy Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in Missouri and Kansas. It also provides regulated steam services in St. Joseph, Missouri. The company generates electricity using coal, nuclear, natural gas, oil, and wind resources. It has approximately 6,400 megawatts of generating capacity. The company sells electricity to 846,100 customers in the states of Missouri and Kansas, including 744,900 residences; 98,600 commercial firms; and 2,600 industrials, municipalities, and other electric utilities. Great Plains Energy Incorporated was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

RPC, Inc. (RES) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.57% or $0.55 to close the day at $21.92 on light trading volume of 1.3M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.73M. The Atlanta Georgia 30329 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas equipment & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 71.08%, compared to the industry which has advanced 30.88% over the same period. With RSI of 55.15, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $24.01, making it a hold for now.

RPC, Inc. provides a range of oilfield services and equipment for oil and gas companies involved in the exploration, production, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States, Africa, Canada, Argentina, China, Mexico, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and New Zealand. The company operates in two segments, Technical Services and Support Services. The Technical Services segment offers pressure pumping, coiled tubing, snubbing, nitrogen pumping, well control consulting and firefighting, downhole tools, wireline, fishing, and fluid pumping services that are used in the completion, production, and maintenance of oil and gas wells. The Support Services segment provides a range of rental tools, including blowout preventors, high pressure manifolds and valves, Hevi-wate drill pipes, tubing products, production related rental tools, pumps, diverters, drill pipes, drill collars, handling tools, Coflexip hoses, and Wear Knot drill pipes that are used for onshore and offshore oil and gas well drilling, completion, and workover activities. It also offers oilfield pipe inspection, and pipe management and storage services; and oilfield training services. RPC, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

VCA Inc. (WOOF) shares were up in last trading by 0.09% to $90.65. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.13% over the past week and grew 28.25% in the past month. It is currently trading 21.15% above its 50 day moving average and 31.38% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.02% decrease in value from its one year high of $91.58. The RSI indicator value of 92.92, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

VCA Inc. operates as an animal healthcare company in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments, Animal Hospital and Laboratory. The Animal Hospital segment offers general medical and surgical services for companion animals, as well as specialized treatments comprising diagnostic, internal medicine, oncology, neurology, endocrinology, ophthalmology, dermatology, and cardiology services; and sells related retail and pharmaceutical products. It also provides specialty pet products, including pet food, vitamins, therapeutic shampoos and conditioners, flea collars and sprays, and other accessory products; and additional services, such as grooming, bathing, and boarding services. In addition, this segment performs various pet wellness programs, such as health examinations, diagnostic testing, routine vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and dental care. As of December 31, 2015, it operated or managed 682 animal hospitals. The Laboratory segment offers testing and consulting services used by veterinarians in the detection, diagnosis, evaluation, monitoring, treatment, and prevention of diseases and other conditions affecting animals. This segment serves animal hospitals, animal practices, universities, and other government organizations. It operated a network of 60 laboratories. VCA Inc. also sells digital radiography and ultrasound imaging equipment, related computer hardware, software, and ancillary services to the veterinary market, as well as provides education and training, consulting, and mobile imaging services; and franchises pet services, including dog day care, overnight boarding, grooming, and other ancillary services at pet care facilities. The company was formerly known as VCA Antech, Inc. and changed its name to VCA Inc. in June 2014. VCA Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

 

Stocks Under Review: RPC, Inc. (RES), MeetMe, Inc. (MEET), Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR)

RPC, Inc. (RES) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.09% or $0.02 to close the day at $21.54 on light trading volume of 1.41M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.76M. The Atlanta Georgia 30329 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas equipment & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 82.92%, compared to the industry which has advanced 35.41% over the same period. With RSI of 52.72, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $23.26, making it a hold for now.

RPC, Inc. provides a range of oilfield services and equipment for oil and gas companies involved in the exploration, production, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States, Africa, Canada, Argentina, China, Mexico, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and New Zealand. The company operates in two segments, Technical Services and Support Services. The Technical Services segment offers pressure pumping, coiled tubing, snubbing, nitrogen pumping, well control consulting and firefighting, downhole tools, wireline, fishing, and fluid pumping services that are used in the completion, production, and maintenance of oil and gas wells. The Support Services segment provides a range of rental tools, including blowout preventors, high pressure manifolds and valves, Hevi-wate drill pipes, tubing products, production related rental tools, pumps, diverters, drill pipes, drill collars, handling tools, Coflexip hoses, and Wear Knot drill pipes that are used for onshore and offshore oil and gas well drilling, completion, and workover activities. It also offers oilfield pipe inspection, and pipe management and storage services; and oilfield training services. RPC, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

MeetMe, Inc. (MEET) retreated with the stock falling -1.63% or $-0.08 to close at $4.84 on light trading volume of 1.41M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.55M. The New Hope Pennsylvania 18938 based company operating under the Internet Information Providers industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 50.78% up for the period and down by -1.83% so far this year. With price target of $9.06 and a 88.33% rebound from 52-week low, MeetMe, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

MeetMe, Inc. owns and operates a social network for meeting new people on the Web and on mobile platforms in the United States. The company operates MeetMe mobile applications and meetme.com, which provide users with access to a multilingual menu of resources that promote social interaction, information sharing, and other topics of interest. It also offers online marketing capabilities, which enable marketers to display their advertisements in various formats and in various locations. The company was formerly known as Quepasa Corporation and changed its name to MeetMe, Inc. in June 2012. MeetMe, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 4.29% or $0.52 to close the day at $12.63 on lower than average trading volume of 1.41M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.42M. The San Francisco California 94158 based company has been outperforming the biotechnology companies by 1.8245% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 2.93% YTD, versus the biotechnology industry which is down -4.73% for the same period. The RSI of 52.68 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Nektar Therapeutics develops drug candidates that utilize its PEGylation and polymer conjugate technology platforms in the United States. Its product pipeline includes drug candidates in therapeutic areas comprising oncology, pain, anti-infectives, and immunology. The company offers MOVANTIK, an oral peripherally-acting mu-opioid antagonist for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation in adult patients with chronic non-cancer pain, as well as MOVENTIG for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation in adult patients who have an inadequate response to laxatives. Its drug candidates in clinical development stage comprises ADYNOVATE that is in Phase III clinical trial for treating Hemophilia A; BAY41-6551, which is in Phase III clinical trial to treat gram-negative pneumonias; NKTR-181 that is in Phase III clinical trial for chronic pain; and NKTR-214 that is in Phase 1/2 stage to treat oncology, as well as MOVANTIK, which is in research/preclinical stage for treating chronic pain without constipation. The company’s drug candidates in clinical development stage also include NKTR-102, a topoisomerase I inhibitor that is in Phase III clinical trial for metastatic breast cancer, as well as completed Phase II clinical trial stage for refractory ovarian cancer and second-line metastatic colorectal cancer; and in combination with 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin to treat gastrointestinal-related solid tumors, which has completed Phase I clinical trial. In addition, it holds license, manufacturing, and supply agreements with Ophthotech Corporation for Fovista; Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. for PEG-PH20; and UCB Pharma for dapirolizumab pegol. Further, the company holds a range of license, manufacturing, and supply agreements with other biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, including Amgen Inc.; Allergan, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Pfizer, Inc.; and F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd (Roche). Nektar Therapeutics was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Traders Recap: RPC, Inc. (RES), Brinker International, Inc. (EAT), Huntsman Corporation (HUN)

RPC, Inc. (RES) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.25% or $-0.27 to close the day at $21.38 on higher than average trading volume of 1.79M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.75M. The Atlanta Georgia 30329 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas equipment & services companies by 18.7445% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 7.93% YTD, versus the oil & gas equipment & services industry which is up 0.5% for the same period. The RSI of 54.9 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

RPC, Inc. provides a range of oilfield services and equipment for oil and gas companies involved in the exploration, production, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States, Africa, Canada, Argentina, China, Mexico, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and New Zealand. The company operates in two segments, Technical Services and Support Services. The Technical Services segment offers pressure pumping, coiled tubing, snubbing, nitrogen pumping, well control consulting and firefighting, downhole tools, wireline, fishing, and fluid pumping services that are used in the completion, production, and maintenance of oil and gas wells. The Support Services segment provides a range of rental tools, including blowout preventors, high pressure manifolds and valves, Hevi-wate drill pipes, tubing products, production related rental tools, pumps, diverters, drill pipes, drill collars, handling tools, Coflexip hoses, and Wear Knot drill pipes that are used for onshore and offshore oil and gas well drilling, completion, and workover activities. It also offers oilfield pipe inspection, and pipe management and storage services; and oilfield training services. RPC, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Brinker International, Inc. (EAT) had a active trading with around 1.78M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.52M. The stock traded between $43.81 and $44.97 before closing at the price of $44.96 with 2.04% change on the day. The Dallas Texas 75240 based company is currently trading 5.93% above its 52 week low of $43.3 and -18.96% below its 52 week high of $55.84. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 32.03 and $47.73 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Brinker International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, develops, operates, and franchises casual dining restaurants worldwide. As of June 29, 2016, it had 1,660 company-owned and franchised restaurants comprising 1,609 restaurants under the Chili’s Grill & Bar brand name; and 51 restaurants under the Maggiano’s Little Italy brand name. The company was founded in 1975 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Huntsman Corporation (HUN) traded within a range of $20.26 to $20.84 after opening the day at $20.84. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 7.86% so far this year. The stock was down close to -2.37% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $20.58 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -5.2% below its 52 week high of $21.71 and 177.65% above its 12-month low of $7.66. The shares are up by over 27.14% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 56.68 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Huntsman Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells differentiated organic and inorganic chemical products worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials, Textile Effects, and Pigments and Additives. The Polyurethanes segment offers polyurethane chemicals, including methyl diphenyl diisocyanate, propylene oxide, polyols, propylene glycol, thermoplastic polyurethane, aniline, and methyl tertiary-butyl ether products, which are used to produce rigid and flexible foams, as well as coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers. The Performance Products segment provides amines, carbonates, surfactants, linear alkyl benzene, maleic anhydride, other performance chemicals, ethylene glycol, olefins, and technology licenses. The Advanced Materials segment offers basic liquid and solid epoxy resins; specialty resin compounds; cross-linking, matting, and curing agents; and epoxy, acrylic, and polyurethane-based formulations. The Textile Effects segment provides textile chemicals, dyes, and inks. The Pigments and Additives segment offers titanium dioxide, functional additives, color pigments, timber treatment, and water treatment chemicals. The company’s products are used in various applications, including adhesives, aerospace, automotive, construction products, personal care and hygiene, durable and non-durable consumer products, electronics, medical, packaging, paints and coatings, power generation, refining, synthetic fiber, textile chemicals, and dye industries. Huntsman Corporation was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

 

Equities Trend Analysis: Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ANTH), PBF Energy Inc. (PBF), RPC, Inc. (RES)

Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ANTH) grew with the stock adding 8.82% or $0.05 to close at $0.56 on active trading volume of 3.35M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.92M. The Hayward California 94545 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -81.76% down for the period and down by -13.71% so far this year. With price target of $2.85 and a 9.82% rebound from 52-week low, Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of medicines for patients with unmet medical needs. The company’s Phase III product candidates include liprotamase or Sollpura, a non-porcine investigational pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy for the treatment of patients with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency; and Blisibimod that targets B-cell activating factor associated with various B-cell mediated autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus, lupus nephritis, and others. It also develops Blisibimod, which is in Phase II clinical study for the treatment of Immunoglobulin A nephropathy. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Hayward, California.

PBF Energy Inc. (PBF) had a active trading with around 3.34M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.64M. The stock traded between $23.69 and $25.29 before closing at the price of $23.78 with -5.45% change on the day. The Parsippany New Jersey 07054 based company is currently trading 22.14% above its 52 week low of $19.47 and -31.74% below its 52 week high of $35.67. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $28.86 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

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

RPC, Inc. (RES) saw its value decrease by -2.85% as the stock dropped $-0.64 to finish the day at a closing price of $21.78. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $11.28-$23.36 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $21.77 to $23.2 during the day, are up by 21.56% in the past three months and up by 50.34% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.17% above its 20 day moving average and 8.06% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $20.72 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 58.19.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

RPC, Inc. provides a range of oilfield services and equipment for oil and gas companies involved in the exploration, production, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States, Africa, Canada, Argentina, China, Mexico, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and New Zealand. The company operates in two segments, Technical Services and Support Services. The Technical Services segment offers pressure pumping, coiled tubing, snubbing, nitrogen pumping, well control consulting and firefighting, downhole tools, wireline, fishing, and fluid pumping services that are used in the completion, production, and maintenance of oil and gas wells. The Support Services segment provides a range of rental tools, including blowout preventors, high pressure manifolds and valves, Hevi-wate drill pipes, tubing products, production related rental tools, pumps, diverters, drill pipes, drill collars, handling tools, Coflexip hoses, and Wear Knot drill pipes that are used for onshore and offshore oil and gas well drilling, completion, and workover activities. It also offers oilfield pipe inspection, and pipe management and storage services; and oilfield training services. RPC, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Stocks Under Consideration: RPC, Inc. (RES), Qorvo, Inc. (QRVO), Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)

RPC, Inc. (RES) grew with the stock adding 2.03% or $0.43 to close at $21.66 on active trading volume of 2.44M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.74M. The Atlanta Georgia 30329 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 108.88% up for the period and up by 9.34% so far this year. With price target of $20.72 and a 116.37% rebound from 52-week low, RPC, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

RPC, Inc. provides a range of oilfield services and equipment for oil and gas companies involved in the exploration, production, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States, Africa, Canada, Argentina, China, Mexico, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and New Zealand. The company operates in two segments, Technical Services and Support Services. The Technical Services segment offers pressure pumping, coiled tubing, snubbing, nitrogen pumping, well control consulting and firefighting, downhole tools, wireline, fishing, and fluid pumping services that are used in the completion, production, and maintenance of oil and gas wells. The Support Services segment provides a range of rental tools, including blowout preventors, high pressure manifolds and valves, Hevi-wate drill pipes, tubing products, production related rental tools, pumps, diverters, drill pipes, drill collars, handling tools, Coflexip hoses, and Wear Knot drill pipes that are used for onshore and offshore oil and gas well drilling, completion, and workover activities. It also offers oilfield pipe inspection, and pipe management and storage services; and oilfield training services. RPC, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Qorvo, Inc. (QRVO) had a active trading with around 2.43M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.63M. The stock traded between $61.92 and $63.09 before closing at the price of $62.5 with 1.05% change on the day. The Greensboro North Carolina 27409 based company is currently trading 87.69% above its 52 week low of $33.3 and -3.55% below its 52 week high of $64.8. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $61.33 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Qorvo, Inc. provides technologies and radio frequency (RF) solutions for mobile, infrastructure, and defense and aerospace applications worldwide. It operates through Mobile Products (MP) and Infrastructure and Defense Products (IDP) segments. The MP segment offers RF front end modules that combine high-performance filters, power amplifiers (PA), low noise amplifiers and switches, PA modules, transmit modules, antenna control solutions, antenna switch modules, diversity receive modules, and envelope tracking power management devices. This segment supplies its RF solutions into mobile devices, including smartphones, notebook computers, wearables, tablets, and cellular-based applications for the Internet of things. The IDP segment provides high power gallium arsenide, gallium nitride power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, switches, radio frequency filter solutions, CMOS system-on-a-chip solutions, fixed frequency and voltage-controlled oscillators, filters, attenuators, modulators, driver and transimpedance amplifiers, and various multichip and hybrid assemblies. This segment supplies its RF solutions to wireless network infrastructure, defense, and aerospace markets; and connectivity applications for commercial, consumer, industrial, and automotive markets. The company sells its products directly to customers, as well as through a network of domestic and foreign sales representative firms and distributors to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers. Qorvo, Inc. is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) saw its value increase by 2.43% as the stock gained $3.01 to finish the day at a closing price of $127.06. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $84.62-$127.99 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $123.86 to $127.5 during the day, are up by 12.97% in the past three months and up by 11.86% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.22% above its 20 day moving average and 2.55% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $130.27 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 67.38.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Illinois Tool Works Inc. manufactures and sells industrial products and equipment worldwide. It operates through seven segments: Automotive OEM; Test & Measurement and Electronics; Food Equipment; Polymers & Fluids; Welding; Construction Products; and Specialty Products. The Automotive OEM segment produces components and fasteners for automotive-related applications. The Test & Measurement and Electronics segment provides equipment, consumables, and related software for testing and measuring of materials and structures, as well as equipment and consumables used in the production of electronic subassemblies and microelectronics. The Food Equipment segment offers commercial food equipment and related services. The Polymers & Fluids segment produces adhesives, sealants, lubrication and cutting fluids, and fluids and polymers for auto aftermarket maintenance and appearance. The Welding segment produces arc welding equipment, consumables, and accessories for various industrial and commercial applications. The Construction Products segment produces engineered fastening systems and solutions. The Specialty Products segment provides beverage packaging equipment and consumables, product coding and marking equipment and consumables, and appliance components and fasteners. The company distributes its products directly to industrial manufacturers, as well as through independent distributors. Illinois Tool Works Inc. was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Glenview, Illinois.

 

Stocks To Track: Huntsman Corporation (HUN), RPC, Inc. (RES), Danaher Corporation (DHR)

Huntsman Corporation (HUN) fell -1.49% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.29 to finish the day at $19.21 with about 2.11M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.69M. The $4.59B market cap company, which fluctuated between $19.17 and $19.58 during the day, currently situated 166.11% above its 52 week low of $7.46 and -5.83% away from its one year high of $20.53. The RSI of 49.94 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Huntsman Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells differentiated organic and inorganic chemical products worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials, Textile Effects, and Pigments and Additives. The Polyurethanes segment offers polyurethane chemicals, including methyl diphenyl diisocyanate, propylene oxide, polyols, propylene glycol, thermoplastic polyurethane, aniline, and methyl tertiary-butyl ether products, which are used to produce rigid and flexible foams, as well as coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers. The Performance Products segment provides amines, carbonates, surfactants, linear alkyl benzene, maleic anhydride, other performance chemicals, ethylene glycol, olefins, and technology licenses. The Advanced Materials segment offers basic liquid and solid epoxy resins; specialty resin compounds; cross-linking, matting, and curing agents; and epoxy, acrylic, and polyurethane-based formulations. The Textile Effects segment provides textile chemicals, dyes, and inks. The Pigments and Additives segment offers titanium dioxide, functional additives, color pigments, timber treatment, and water treatment chemicals. The company’s products are used in various applications, including adhesives, aerospace, automotive, construction products, personal care and hygiene, durable and non-durable consumer products, electronics, medical, packaging, paints and coatings, power generation, refining, synthetic fiber, textile chemicals, and dye industries. Huntsman Corporation was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

RPC, Inc. (RES) gained $0.35 to close the day at a new closing price of $21.54, a 1.65% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 122.03% above its 52 week low of $9.73. A total of 2.11M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.72M. The stock, which fluctuated between $21.18 and $21.82 during the day, currently situated -3.32% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.7% in the past one month and up by 21.3% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $19.25 and RSI of 67.68, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

RPC, Inc. provides a range of oilfield services and equipment for oil and gas companies involved in the exploration, production, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States, Africa, Canada, Argentina, China, Mexico, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and New Zealand. The company operates in two segments, Technical Services and Support Services. The Technical Services segment offers pressure pumping, coiled tubing, snubbing, nitrogen pumping, well control consulting and firefighting, downhole tools, wireline, fishing, and fluid pumping services that are used in the completion, production, and maintenance of oil and gas wells. The Support Services segment provides a range of rental tools, including blowout preventors, high pressure manifolds and valves, Hevi-wate drill pipes, tubing products, production related rental tools, pumps, diverters, drill pipes, drill collars, handling tools, Coflexip hoses, and Wear Knot drill pipes that are used for onshore and offshore oil and gas well drilling, completion, and workover activities. It also offers oilfield pipe inspection, and pipe management and storage services; and oilfield training services. RPC, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Danaher Corporation (DHR) had a light trading with around 2.1M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.36M. The stock traded between $79.73 and $80.71 before closing at the price of $80.43 with 0.52% change on the day. The Washington District of Columbia 20037 based company is currently trading 31.42% above its 52 week low of $61.6 and -2.36% below its 52 week high of $82.64. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 63.18 and $89.75 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and commercial products and services worldwide. Its Test & Measurement segment provides instruments products; services and products that help to convert concepts into finished products; professional tools; and wheel service equipment. The company’s Environmental segment provides instrumentation and disinfection systems; and solutions and services focused on fuel dispensing, remote fuel management, point-of-sale and payment system, environmental compliance, vehicle tracking, and fleet management. Its Life Sciences & Diagnostics segment offers chemistry systems, immunoassay systems, hematology and flow cytometry products, microbiology systems, and systems and workflow automations solutions. This segment also provides professional microscopes; mass spectrometers; bioanalytical measurement systems; workflow instruments and consumables; and filtration products, which are used to remove solid, liquid, and gaseous contaminants. The company’s Dental segment offers consumables, equipment, and services to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease and ailments of the teeth, gums, and supporting bone. The company’s Industrial Technologies segment provides equipment, consumables, and software for various printing, marking, coding, packaging, design, and color management applications; and a range of electromechanical and electronic motion control products. This segment also offers devices that sense, monitor and control operational or manufacturing variables; instruments, controls, and monitoring systems used in electric utilities and industrial facilities; engineered energetic materials components; and supplemental braking systems for commercial vehicles. The company was formerly known as Diversified Mortgage Investors, Inc. and changed its name to Danaher Corporation in 1984. Danaher Corporation was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Washington, the District of Columbia.