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.

 

Stocks in Review: RPC, Inc. (RES), Great Plains Energy Incorporated (GXP), Infinera Corporation (INFN)

RPC, Inc. (RES) traded within a range of $20.09 to $20.44 after opening the day at $20.4. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 70.12% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.1% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $20.27 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -9.02% below its 52 week high of $22.28 and 108.94% above its 12-month low of $9.73. The shares are up by over 30.57% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 55.97 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

Great Plains Energy Incorporated (GXP) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.43% or $-0.12 to close the day at $27.62 on light trading volume of 1.88M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.05M. The Kansas City Missouri 64105 based company has been outperforming the electric utilities group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 4.52%, compared to the industry which has advanced 12.31% over the same period. With RSI of 56.28, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $29.86, making it a hold for now.

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.

Infinera Corporation (INFN) dropped $-0.29 to close the day at a new closing price of $8.42, a -3.33% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 16.46% above its 52 week low of $7.23. A total of 1.88M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.87M. The stock, currently situated -56.05% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -1.41% in the past one month and down by -4.86% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $8.85 and RSI of 44.12, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Infinera Corporation provides optical transport networking equipment, software, and services worldwide. The company offers Infinera DTN-X family of platforms for subsea, long-haul, regional, and metro mesh networks; Infinera DTN platform for subsea, long-haul, and regional mesh networks that support a range of Ethernet and optical transport network client interfaces; and Infinera FlexILS Line System platform that connects various Infinera platforms over long distance fiber optic cable. It also provides Infinera TM-Series, a carrier-grade packet-optical transport platform; Infinera TS-Series, a passive optical wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) product; Infinera Cloud Xpress Platform, a compact platform for cloud/data center interconnect applications; and Infinera ATN Platform, a small form-factor WDM platform. In addition, the company offers Infinera Open Transport Switch, a software platform that enables abstraction and virtualization of the underlying Infinera platforms; and Infinera Management Suite, a network management system used by network operators to manage various Infinera platforms. Further, it provides various support services for vraious hardware and software products. The company serves communications service providers, Internet content providers, cable providers, wholesale and enterprise carriers, research and education institutions, and government entities. It markets and sells its products and related support services primarily through its direct sales force. The company was formerly known as Zepton Networks. Infinera Corporation was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

 

Stocks Under Consideration: The Boeing Company (BA), Dominion Resources, Inc. (D), RPC, Inc. (RES)

The Boeing Company (BA) retreated with the stock falling -0.06% or $-0.09 to close at $152.16 on light trading volume of 2.85M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.57M. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company operating under the Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 5.93% up for the period and up by 8.79% so far this year. With price target of $151.22 and a 52.65% rebound from 52-week low, The Boeing Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, services, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Military Aircraft, Network & Space Systems, Global Services & Support, and Boeing Capital. The Commercial Airplanes segment develops, produces, and markets commercial jet aircraft for various passenger and cargo requirements, as well as provides related support services to the commercial airline industry. This segment also offers aviation services support, aircraft modifications, spare parts, training, maintenance documents, and technical advice to commercial and government customers. The Boeing Military Aircraft segment is involved in the research, development, production, and modification of manned and unmanned military aircraft and weapons systems for the global strike, vertical lift, and autonomous systems, as well as mobility, surveillance, and engagement. The Network & Space Systems segment engages in the research, development, production, and modification of electronics and information solutions; strategic missile and defense systems; space and intelligence systems; and space exploration products. The Global Services and Support segment offers integrated logistics, including supply chain management and engineering support; maintenance, modification, and upgrades for aircraft; and training systems and government services, such as pilot and maintenance training. The Boeing Capital segment facilitates, arranges, structures, and provides financing solutions, such as equipment under operating leases, finance leases, notes and other receivables, assets held for sale or re-lease, and investments. The Boeing Company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Dominion Resources, Inc. (D) had a active trading with around 2.85M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.57M. The stock traded between $72.55 and $73.56 before closing at the price of $73.48 with -0.41% change on the day. The Richmond Virginia 23219 based company is currently trading 18.31% above its 52 week low of $64.54 and -5.2% below its 52 week high of $78.97. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $77.77 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Dominion Resources, Inc. produces and transports energy in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Dominion Virginia Power (DVP), Dominion Generation, and Dominion Energy. The DVP segment engages in regulated electric transmission and distribution operations that serve residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers in Virginia and North Carolina. The Dominion Generation segment is involved in electricity generation through coal, nuclear, gas, oil, hydro, and renewable sources; and related energy supply operations. It also comprises generation operations of the company’s merchant fleet and energy marketing, and price risk management activities for its assets. The Dominion Energy segment engages in regulated natural gas distribution operations, gas transmission pipeline and storage operations, natural gas gathering and processing activities, and liquefied natural gas operations. As of December 31, 2015, the company’s portfolio of assets included approximately 24,300 megawatts of generating capacity; 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines; 57,300 miles of electric distribution lines; 12,200 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering, and storage pipelines; and 22,000 miles of gas distribution pipelines. It served approximately 5 million utility and retail energy customers in 14 states; and operated underground natural gas storage systems with approximately 933 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. In addition, the company sells electricity at wholesale prices to rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, and into wholesale electricity markets. Dominion Resources, Inc. was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

RPC, Inc. (RES) saw its value increase by 1.45% as the stock gained $0.31 to finish the day at a closing price of $21.63. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $9.73-$22.28 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $21.36 to $22.28 during the day, are up by 42.16% in the past three months and up by 31.96% over the past six months. It is currently trading 19.5% above its 20 day moving average and 22.05% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $18.61 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 77.35.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

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.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Olin Corporation (OLN), Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH), RPC, Inc. (RES)

Olin Corporation (OLN) saw its value decrease by -1.03% as the stock dropped $-0.27 to finish the day at a closing price of $25.94. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $12.29-$26.93 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $25.69 to $26.41 during the day, are up by 17.42% in the past three months and up by 11.41% over the past six months. It is currently trading 6.15% above its 20 day moving average and 17.28% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $25.4 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 72.96.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

Olin Corporation manufactures and distributes chemical products in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls, Epoxy, and Winchester. The Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls segment offers chlorine and caustic soda, ethylene dichloride and vinyl chloride monomers, methyl chloride, methylene chloride, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, perchloroethylene, trichloroethylene and vinylidene chloride, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen, bleach products, and potassium hydroxide. The Epoxy segment provides allyl chloride and epichlorohydrin for use in resins and other plastic materials, water purification, and pesticides, as well as for the manufacturers of polymers; liquid epoxy resins used in adhesives, paints and coatings, composites, and flooring; and converted epoxy resins and additives for use in electrical laminates, paints and coatings, wind blades, electronics, and construction. The Winchester segment offers sporting ammunition, law enforcement ammunition, reloading components, small caliber military ammunition and components, and industrial cartridges. The company markets its products through its sales force, as well as directly to various industrial customers, mass merchants, retailers, wholesalers, other distributors, and the U.S. Government and its prime contractors. Olin Corporation was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Clayton, Missouri.

Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) shares were down in last trading by -0.14% to $70.83. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.39% over the past week and grew 3.16% in the past month. It is currently trading -2.85% below its 50 day moving average and -9.38% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -20.73% decrease in value from its one year high of $91.23. The RSI indicator value of 48.41, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Cardinal Health, Inc. operates as a healthcare services and products company worldwide. The company’s Pharmaceutical segment distributes branded and generic pharmaceutical, over-the-counter healthcare, specialty pharmaceutical, and consumer products to retailers, hospitals, and other healthcare providers. It offers distribution, inventory management, data reporting, new product launch support, and contract pricing and chargeback administration services to pharmaceutical manufacturers; pharmacy and medication therapy management, and patient outcomes services to hospitals, other healthcare providers, and payers; consulting, patient support, and other services to pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers. This segment also operates nuclear pharmacies and cyclotron facilities that manufacture, prepare, and deliver radiopharmaceuticals, as well as operates direct-to-patient specialty pharmacies; offers logistics, marketing, and other services; and repackages generic pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter healthcare products. The company’s Medical segment distributes a range of medical, surgical, and laboratory products and services to hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories, and other healthcare providers, as well as to patients in the home. This segment also develops, manufactures, and sources medical and surgical products comprising surgical drapes, and gowns and apparel; exam and surgical gloves; fluid suction and collection systems; cardiovascular and endovascular products; and wound care and orthopedic products, as well as assembles and offers sterile and non-sterile procedure kits. In addition, it offers supply chain services, including spend, distribution, and inventory management services to healthcare providers; and post-acute care management, and transition services and software to hospitals, other healthcare providers, and payers. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

RPC, Inc. (RES) traded within a range of $20.6 to $21.4 after opening the day at $20.63. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 78.93% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.9% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $21.32 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding 0.42% above its 52 week high of $21.4 and 119.76% above its 12-month low of $9.73. The shares are up by over 41.05% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 76.4 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

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.

 

Momentum Stocks: Leucadia National Corporation (LUK), Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI), RPC, Inc. (RES)

Leucadia National Corporation (LUK) grew with the stock adding 3.41% or $0.75 to close at $22.77 on active trading volume of 2.99M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.79M. The New York New York 10022 based company operating under the Investment Brokerage – National industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 28.37% up for the period and up by 32.39% so far this year. With price target of $23 and a 61.33% rebound from 52-week low, Leucadia National Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Leucadia National Corporation, a diversified holding company, engages in investment banking and capital markets, beef processing, manufacturing, oil and gas exploration and production, and asset management activities. Its services include equities research, sales, and trading; financing, securities lending, and other brokerage; wealth management; fixed income sales and trading; trade execution in foreign exchange, spot, forward, swap, and option contracts across currencies; equity and debt capital markets, as well as financial advisory in the areas of mergers and acquisition, restructuring, and recapitalization; equity and debt financing to companies, financial sponsors, and government entities; and investment management services to pension funds, insurance companies, and other institutional investors. The company also provides investment advisory, portfolio management, and operational services to accredited investors and qualified purchasers; and online foreign exchange trading and related services. In addition, it develops and owns residential and mixed-use real estate properties in California, New York, Florida, Virginia, South Carolina, and Maine; provides capital solutions, investment sales advisory, research, and services for multifamily and commercial properties; and purchases automobile installment contracts, as well as leases used Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Further, it processes and markets beef, beef by-products, pork, and leather; owns oil and gas properties in the Bakken field, as well as leases and develops oil and gas properties in Texas and Oklahoma; owns and operates 27 automobile dealerships; offers fixed wireless broadband services in Italy; manufactures and markets plastic netting and wood products; and mines gold and silver ores. The company was formerly known as Talcott National Corp. and changed its name to Leucadia National Corporation in June 1980. Leucadia National Corporation was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI) had a active trading with around 2.99M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.8M. The stock traded between $14.27 and $14.6 before closing at the price of $14.53 with 1.25% change on the day. The Stamford Connecticut 06926 based company is currently trading 3.49% above its 52 week low of $14.22 and -31.12% below its 52 week high of $21.81. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $20.5 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Pitney Bowes Inc. offers customer information management, location intelligence, and customer engagement technology products and solutions in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Small & Medium Business Solutions; Enterprise Business Solutions; and Digital Commerce Solutions. The Small & Medium Business Solutions segment is involved in the sale, rental, financing, and servicing of mailing equipment, software, and supplies; and provision of revolving credit and interest-bearing deposit solutions. The Enterprise Business Solutions segment offers equipment and services that enable large enterprises to process inbound and outbound mail. This segment provides production mail inserting and sortation equipment, production print systems, and supplies and related support services, as well as mail presort services. The Digital Commerce Solutions segment provides a range of solutions, including customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement software, shipping management, and cross border ecommerce solutions as traditional software licenses, enterprise platforms, software-as-a-service, and on-demand applications, as well as offers related support services. The company’s solutions enable clients in marketing, shipping and mailing, and cross border ecommerce operations. Pitney Bowes Inc. sells its products through sales force, direct mailings, telemarketing, independent dealers and distributors, and Web channels to various business, governmental, institutional, and other organizations. The company was formerly known as Pitney Bowes Postage Meter Company. Pitney Bowes Inc. was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

RPC, Inc. (RES) saw its value increase by 3.19% as the stock gained $0.64 to finish the day at a closing price of $20.72. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $9.73-$21.23 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $20.5 to $21.23 during the day, are up by 39.19% in the past three months and up by 41.08% over the past six months. It is currently trading 17.25% above its 20 day moving average and 18.36% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $18.08 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 74.34.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

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.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Hyatt Hotels Corporation (H), Mattel, Inc. (MAT), RPC, Inc. (RES)

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (H) retreated with the stock falling -2.71% or $-1.43 to close at $51.34 on light trading volume of 3.36M compared its three months average trading volume of 405.31K. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company operating under the Lodging industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 2.07% up for the period and up by 9.19% so far this year. With price target of $52.61 and a 50.73% rebound from 52-week low, Hyatt Hotels Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, a hospitality company, develops, owns, operates, manages, franchises, licenses, or provides services to full and select service hotels, resorts, and residential and vacation properties. The company operates in four segments: Americas Management and Franchising; Southeast Asia, China, Australia, South Korea and Japan Management and Franchising; Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Southwest Asia Management; and Owned and Leased Hotels. It operates its properties under the Hyatt, Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Andaz, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Centric, Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, Hyatt Ziva, Hyatt Zilara, Hyatt Residence Club, Hyatt Residences, Hyatt Gold Passport, and Hyatt Resorts brand names. As of November 11, 2016, the company had a portfolio of 12 brands and 679 properties in 54 countries. It primarily serves corporations; national, state, and regional associations; specialty market accounts, including social, government, military, educational, religious, and fraternal accounts; travel organizations; and a group of individual consumers. The company was formerly known as Global Hyatt Corporation and changed its name to Hyatt Hotels Corporation in June 2009. Hyatt Hotels Corporation was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Mattel, Inc. (MAT) gained $0.01 to close the day at a new closing price of $31.57, a 0.03% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 38.96% above its 52 week low of $23.85. A total of 3.35M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.52M. The stock, currently situated -5.97% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 1.34% in the past one month and down by -3.56% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $35.64 and RSI of 53.17, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Mattel, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a range of toy products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: North America, International, and American Girl. It offers dolls and accessories, vehicles and play sets, and games and puzzles under the Mattel Girls & Boys brands, including Barbie, Monster High, Disney Classics, Ever After High, Little Mommy, Polly Pocket, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, CARS, Disney Planes, BOOMco, Radica, Toy Story, Max Steel, WWE Wrestling, and DC Comics. The company also provides its products under the Fisher-Price brands, such as Fisher-Price, Little People, BabyGear, Laugh & Learn, Imaginext, Thomas & Friends, Dora the Explorer, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney Jake, the Never Land Pirates, and Power Wheels. In addition, it offers its products under the American Girl brands comprising Truly Me, BeForever, and Bitty Baby; and construction, and arts and crafts brands, such as MEGA BLOKS, RoseArt, and Board Dudes, as well as publishes the American Girl magazine. Mattel, Inc. sells its products directly to consumers via its catalog, Website, and proprietary retail stores, as well as directly to retailers, including discount and free-standing toy stores, chain stores, department stores, and other retail outlets; to wholesalers; and through agents and distributors. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in El Segundo, California.

RPC, Inc. (RES) shares were up in last trading by 13.13% to $20.08. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 10.21% over the past week and grew 16.61% in the past month. It is currently trading 15.4% above its 50 day moving average and 31.39% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a 5.05% increase in value from its one year high of $20.46. The RSI indicator value of 70.96, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

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 in Review: USG Corporation (USG), RPC Inc. (RES)

USG Corporation (USG) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.25% or $0.07 to close the day at $28.27 on light trading volume of 1.19M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.86M. The Chicago Illinois 60661 based company has been outperforming the general building materials group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 15.11%, compared to the industry which has advanced 20.13% over the same period. With RSI of 64.58, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $31.08, making it a hold for now.

USG Corporation manufactures and distributes building materials worldwide. Its Gypsum segment provides gypsum and related products to construct walls, ceilings, roofs, and floors of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings, as well as for various industrial applications. It provides gypsum panels; and joint compounds, corner beads, joint tapes, and plasters for wallboard joints finishing under Sheetrock brand. This segment also offers cement board under Durock brand; backerboard that includes abuse-resistant interior wall panels, tile backer boards, and flooring underlayments under Fiberock brand; poured gypsum flooring systems under Levelrock brand; roof boards under Securock brand; and air-water barrier system and industrial gypsum under ExoAir 430 brand. In addition, this segment provides construction plaster products under Red Top, Imperial, Diamond, and Supremo brands; and gypsum-based products for agricultural and industrial customers. The company’s Ceilings segment offers ceiling tiles under Radar, Eclipse, Mars, and Halcyon brands; and ceiling grids under Donn, DX, Fineline, Centricitee, Identitee DXI, Curvatura, and Compasso brands. Its Distribution segment operates as distributor of gypsum wallboard and other building materials; and offers products of other manufacturers, including drywall metal, insulation, roofing, fasteners, and exterior insulation finishing systems. The company’s USG Boral Building Products segment manufactures, distributes, and sells various building products; mines raw gypsum; and sells natural and synthetic gypsum. It offers its products under the USG Boral Sheetrock, USG Boral NextGen, Elephant, Jayaboard, Durock, and Donn DX brands. The company distributes its products through building materials dealers, home improvement centers and other retailers, specialty wallboard distributors, and contractors. The company was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

RPC Inc. (RES) gained $0.38 to close the day at a new closing price of $18.26, a 2.13% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 88.22% above its 52 week low of $9.73. A total of 1.19M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.66M. The stock, which fluctuated between $18.16 and $18.47 during the day, currently situated -4.47% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -1.49% in the past one month and up by 15.18% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $18.08 and RSI of 61.5, 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.

 

Stocks Under Review: Platform Specialty Products Corporation (PAH), 3M Company (MMM), RPC Inc. (RES)

Platform Specialty Products Corporation (PAH) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing -1.28% or $0.04 to close the day at $8.59 on light trading volume of 1.37M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.09M. The West Palm Beach Florida 33401 based company has been underperforming the specialty chemicals group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -21.84%, compared to the industry which has advanced 5.1% over the same period. With RSI of 61.08, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $10.78, making it a hold for now.

Platform Specialty Products Corporation produces and sells specialty chemical products in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, and Europe. It operates through two segments, Performance Solutions and Agricultural Solutions. The Performance Solutions segment offers plating products that are used to plate holes; electroless nickel products, which are applied to metal and plastic surfaces; electronic assembly materials for use in the electronic market and residential boiler systems; final finishes that are used on printed circuit boards; circuit formation products for surface preparation; oxides, which are used in the fabrication of multilayer circuit boards; semiconductor materials and packaging products; and pre-treatment and cleaning solutions. It also provides functional conversion coatings that are applied to metals to enhance corrosion resistance and paint adhesion; hard-coated films, which are used for the membrane switch in the touch screen markets; production and drilling fluids used in subsea control systems; solid sheet printing elements for use in flexographic printing and platemaking processes; liquid products to produce printing plates; and printing equipment. The Agricultural Solutions segment offers fungicides and biofungicides to prevent the spread of fungi and other diseases in crops; herbicides to control unwanted plants; insecticides, bioinsecticides, and acaricides; biostimulants and innovative nutrition products; and seed treatment products, which are applied to seed before planting, as well as animal health products, such as honey bee protective miticides and veterinary vaccines. The company was formerly known as Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited and changed its name to Platform Specialty Products Corporation in October 2013. Platform Specialty Products Corporation was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida.

3M Company (MMM) retreated with the stock falling -1.28% or $1.33 to close at $174.24 on active trading volume of 2.02M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.87M. The St. Paul Minnesota 55144 based company operating under the Diversified Machinery industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 12.49% up for the period and up by 16.5% so far this year. With price target of $179.2 and a 30.34% rebound from 52-week low, 3M Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

3M Company operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. The company’s Industrial segment offers tapes; coated, non-woven, and bonded abrasives; adhesives; ceramics; sealants; specialty materials; filtration products; closure systems for personal hygiene products; acoustic systems products; automotive components; abrasion-resistant films; structural adhesives; and paint finishing and detailing products. Its Safety and Graphics segment provides personal protection products, traffic safety and security products, commercial graphics systems, commercial cleaning and protection products, floor matting, roofing granules, and fall protection products. The company’s Health Care segment offers medical and surgical supplies, skin health and infection prevention products, drug delivery systems, dental and orthodontic products, health information systems, and food safety products. Its Electronics and Energy segment provides optical films; packaging and interconnection devices; insulating and splicing solutions; touch screens and touch monitors; renewable energy component solutions; and infrastructure protection products. The company’s Consumer segment offers sponges, scouring pads, high-performance cloths, consumer and office tapes, repositionable notes, indexing systems, and consumer and office tapes and adhesives, as well as construction and home improvement, home care, and protective material products. 3M Company serves automotive, electronics and energy, appliance, paper and printing, packaging, food and beverage, construction, clinics and hospitals, pharmaceuticals, dental and orthodontic practitioners, health information systems, food manufacturing and testing, consumer and office retail, home improvement, drug and pharmacy retail, and other markets. The company sells its products through wholesalers, retailers, jobbers, distributors, and dealers, as well as directly to users. 3M Company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

RPC Inc. (RES) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing -1.28% or $1.05 to close the day at $18 on higher than average trading volume of 2.15M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.66M. The Atlanta Georgia 30329 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas equipment & services companies by 9.9378% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 49.14% YTD, versus the oil & gas equipment & services industry which is up 17.39% for the same period. The RSI of 57.26 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.

 

Two Movers to Watch for: OneMain Holdings, Inc. (OMF), RPC Inc. (RES)

OneMain Holdings, Inc. (OMF) retreated with the stock falling -38.7% or $-10.67 to close at $16.9 on light trading volume of 11.27M compared its three months average trading volume of 449.52K. The Evansville Indiana 47708 based company has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -65.2% down for the period and down by -59.32% so far this year. With price target of $40.91 and a -8.89% rebound from 52-week low, OneMain Holdings, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

OneMain Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides consumer finance and insurance products and services. It provides personal loans secured by consumer household goods, and other personal property; unsecured loans; and loans secured by subordinate residential real estate mortgages. The company also offers auto loans for purchasing new vehicles, as well as to pay off the existing auto loans. In addition, it writes credit life, disability, credit involuntary unemployment, and credit related property and casualty insurance products, as well as non-credit insurance products; and offers home and auto membership plans. As of April 27, 2016, it provided services at 1,800 branches in 43 states. The company was formerly known as Springleaf Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to OneMain Holdings, Inc. in November 2015. The company was founded in 1920 and is based in Evansville, Indiana. OneMain Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Springleaf Financial Holdings, LLC.

RPC Inc. (RES) dropped $-0.17 to close the day at a new closing price of $16.92, a -0.99% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 73.9% above its 52 week low of $9.73. A total of 1.18M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.61M. The stock, which fluctuated between $16.7 and $17.1 during the day, currently situated -11.74% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -6.88% in the past one month and up by 11.76% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $18.14 and RSI of 44.47, 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.

 

Stocks In Action: Discover Financial Services (DFS), Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA), RPC Inc. (RES)

Discover Financial Services (DFS) traded within a range of $56.32 to $57.29 after opening the day at $57.29. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 7.53% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.3% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $56.72 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -5.92% below its 52 week high of $60.29 and 33.71% above its 12-month low of $42.86. The shares are up by over 0.32% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 52.12 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Discover Financial Services operates as a direct banking and payment services company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. The Direct Banking segment offers Discover-branded credit cards to individuals; and other consumer products and services, including private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, and other consumer lending, as well as deposit products, such as certificates of deposit, money market accounts, savings accounts, checking accounts, and individual retirement arrangement certificates of deposit. The Payment Services segment operates the Discover Network, which processes transactions for Discover-branded credit cards, and provides payment transaction processing and settlement services; and PULSE network, an electronic funds transfer network that provides financial institutions issuing debit cards on the PULSE network with access to automated teller machines and point-of-sale terminals. This segment also operates the Diners Club International, a payments network that issues Diners Club branded charge cards and provides card acceptance services. The company was incorporated in 1960 and is based in Riverwoods, Illinois.

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.06% or $-0.28 to close the day at $26.16 on light trading volume of 2.61M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.39M. The Silver Spring Maryland 20910 based company has been underperforming the catv systems group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -11.41%, compared to the industry which has dropped -5.63% over the same period. With RSI of 49.94, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $28.95, making it a hold for now.

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

RPC Inc. (RES) gained $0.27 to close the day at a new closing price of $18.04, a 1.52% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 85.41% above its 52 week low of $9.73. A total of 2.61M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.6M. The stock, which fluctuated between $17.89 and $18.36 during the day, currently situated -5.89% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 9.6% in the past one month and up by 24.5% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $16.25 and RSI of 56.98, 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.