Stocks To Track: SemGroup Corporation (SEMG), Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NWBO), The Western Union Company (WU)

SemGroup Corporation (SEMG) fell -3.62% during last trading as the stock lost $-1.24 to finish the day at $33.03 with about 2.1M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 757.93K. The $2.26B market cap company, which fluctuated between $32.53 and $34.61 during the day, currently situated 136.27% above its 52 week low of $13.98 and -39.51% away from its one year high of $53.24. The RSI of 49.2 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

SemGroup Corporation provides gathering, transportation, storage, distribution, marketing, and other midstream services for producers, refiners of petroleum products, and other market participants. Its Crude Transportation segment operates crude oil pipelines and truck transportation businesses. As of December 31, 2015, this segment operated a 570-mile crude oil gathering and transportation pipeline system in Kansas and northern Oklahoma; a 16-mile crude oil pipeline that connects its Platteville, Colorado crude oil terminal to the Tampa, Colorado crude oil market; a 527-mile pipeline that transported crude oil from Platteville, Colorado to Cushing, Oklahoma; a 210-mile crude oil pipeline in western and north central Oklahoma; and a 75-mile crude oil gathering pipeline system that transported crude oil from production facilities in the DJ Basin to the pipeline owned by White Cliffs, as well as had crude oil trucking fleet of approximately 270 trucks and 270 trailers. The company’s Crude Facilities segment operates crude oil storage and terminal businesses. It had approximately 7.6 million barrels of crude oil storage capacity in Cushing, Oklahoma; and a 30-lane crude oil truck unloading facility with 350,000 barrels of associated storage capacity in Platteville, Colorado. Its Crude Supply & Logistics segment operates a crude oil marketing business. This segment had approximately 61,800 barrels of crude oil storage capacity in North Dakota. The company’s SemGas segment owns and operates natural gas gathering and processing systems in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Its SemCAMS segment operated four natural gas processing and gathering facilities in Alberta, Canada. The SemLogistics provides refined products and crude oil storage services in the United Kingdom. The SemMexico segment purchases, produces, stores, and distributes liquid asphalt cement products in Mexico. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NWBO) gained $0.04 to close the day at a new closing price of $0.46, a 8.46% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 43.03% above its 52 week low of $0.32. A total of 2.09M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.16M. The stock, which fluctuated between $0.4305 and $0.497 during the day, currently situated -92.88% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 34.62% in the past one month and down by -7.54% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $5 and RSI of 47.5, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company, discovers and develops immunotherapy products to treat cancer in the United States and internationally. It is involved in the development of DCVax, a platform technology that uses activated dendritic cells to mobilize a patient’s own immune system to attack cancer. The company’s products include DCVax-L, which is under Phase III brain cancer trial for treating brain cancer; DCVax-Direct that is under Phase I/II clinical trial for various types of inoperable solid tumor cancers; and DCVax-Prostate, which is under Phase III for prostate cancer. Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.

The Western Union Company (WU) had a light trading with around 2.09M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.34M. The stock traded between $20.27 and $20.53 before closing at the price of $20.29 with -0.64% change on the day. The Englewood Colorado 80112 based company is currently trading 29.82% above its 52 week low of $16.02 and -6.2% below its 52 week high of $21.8. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 43.94 and $19.43 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers money transfer services. This segment provides various options for sending funds, including walk-in and online money transfer, as well as account based money transfer services through a network of third-party agents using multi-currency and real-time money transfer processing systems. The Consumer-to-Business segment offers options to make one-time or recurring payments from consumers to businesses and other organizations, including utilities, auto finance companies, mortgage servicers, financial service providers, government agencies, and other businesses. It also provides various products, which provide consumers choices as to the payment channel and method of payment, including Speedpay, Pago Fácil, and Western Union Payments. This segment offers its services primarily through the phone and Online, as well as through its agent networks and selected company-owned locations. The Business Solutions segment facilitates payment and foreign exchange solutions, primarily cross-border and cross-currency transactions for small and medium size enterprises and other organizations, as well as for individuals. This segment provides its services through the phone, partner channels, and the Internet. As of December 31, 2015, the company had a network of approximately 500,000 agent locations in approximately 200 countries and territories. The Western Union Company was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

 

Analyst’s Recommendation on: SemGroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG), Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY), Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL)

SemGroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG) increased 5.27% during last trading as the stock added $1.77 to finish the day at $35.36 with about 955,617.00 shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 671,796.00. The $1.87B market cap company, which fluctuated between $33.75 and $35.45 during the day, currently situated 152.93% above its 52 week low of $13.98 and -36.33% away from its one year high of $55.54. The RSI of 64.75 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now. SemGroup Corporation is a provider of gathering, transportation, storage, distribution, marketing and other midstream services. The Company’s segments include Crude Transportation, which operates crude oil pipelines and truck transportation businesses in the United States; Crude Facilities, which operates crude oil storage and terminal businesses in the United States.

Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) gained $0.96 to close the day at a new closing price of $95.60, a 1.01% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 18.14% above its 52 week low of $80.92. A total of 959,812.00 shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.65M. The stock, which fluctuated between $94.69 and $96.23 during the day, currently situated -18.40% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -4.29% in the past one month and down by -14.14% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $104.54 and RSI of 33.71, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now. The Hershey Company is a producer of chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery. The Company’s principal confectionery offerings include gum and mint refreshment products; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings and beverages, and snack items, such as spreads, meat snacks, bars, and snack bites and mixes. The Company operates through two segments: North America, and International and Other.

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) had a light trading with around 956,759.00 shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 803,776.00. The stock traded between $120.70 and $122.07 before closing at the price of $121.72 with 0.82% change on the day. The company is currently trading 24.57% above its 52 week low of $97.71 and -2.02% below its 52 week high of $124.23. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 58.39 and $127.06 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks. Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. The Company’s segments include Global Industrial, Global Institutional, Global Energy, Other and Corporate. The Global Industrial segment consists of the Water, Food and Beverage, Paper and Textile Care operating units.

These Three Stocks in Motion: CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (NASDAQ:VNR), SemGroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG)

CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) fall -0.40% during last trading as the stock less -$0.43 to finish the day at $105.90 with about 938,421.00 shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.13M. The $35.74B market cap company, which fluctuated between $105.44 and $106.36 during the day, currently situated 32.58% above its 52 week low of $79.88 and -0.40% away from its one year high of $106.33. The RSI of 67.82 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now. CME Group Inc. is a provider of products across all major asset classes, based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities and metals.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (NASDAQ:VNR) fall -$0.06 to close the day at a new closing price of $1.54, a -3.75% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 43.93% above its 52 week low of $1.07. A total of 937,311.00 shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.92M. The stock, which fluctuated between $1.52 and $1.60 during the day, currently situated -83.34% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -5.52% in the past one month and up by 2.67% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $1.84 and RSI of 50.15, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now. Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC is focused on the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas properties in the United States.

SemGroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG) had a light trading with around 933,707.00 shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 797,903.00. The stock traded between $31.71 and $32.77 before closing at the price of $32.17 with -1.56% change on the day. The company is currently trading 130.11% above its 52 week low of $13.98 and -43.97% below its 52 week high of $57.42. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 58.71 and $35.86 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks. SemGroup Corporation is a provider of gathering, transportation, storage, distribution, marketing and other midstream services.

Stocks Buzz: SemGroup (SEMG), INC Research (INCR) NiSource (NI)

INC Research Holdings, Inc. (INCR) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.53% or $0.23 to close the day at $42.99 on light trading volume of 1.79M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 908.48K. The Raleigh North Carolina 27604 based company has been underperforming the research services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -14.17%, compared to the industry which has dropped -6.92% over the same period. With RSI of 54.35, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $52.57, making it a hold for now.

INC Research Holdings, Inc., a contract research organization, provides various clinical development services for the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries. The company offers a range of services focusing on Phase I to Phase IV clinical trials in the areas of central nervous system, oncology, and other complex diseases. Its services include clinical trial management services comprising patient recruitment and retention, project management, clinical monitoring, drug safety/pharmacovigilance, medical affairs, quality assurance, regulatory and medical writing, and functional service; and data services consisting of clinical data management, electronic data capture, and biostatistics. The company’s services also comprise strategic and regulatory services, including strategic development services, regulatory consulting and submissions, clinical operations optimization, and pricing and reimbursement planning; and post-approval services, such as specialized support for patient registries, safety surveillance studies, prospective observational studies, health outcome research, patient reported outcomes, Phase IV effectiveness trials, health economics studies and retrospective chart reviews. INC Research Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.

NiSource Inc. (NI) grew with the stock adding 0.5% or $0.13 to close at $25.94 on active trading volume of 3.29M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.07M. The Merrillville Indiana 46410 based company operating under the Diversified Utilities industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 56.39% up for the period and up by 35.73% so far this year. With price target of $24.98 and a 66.43% rebound from 52-week low, NiSource Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

NiSource Inc., an energy holding company, provides natural gas, electricity, and other products and services in the United States. It operates through two segments, Gas Distribution Operations and Electric Operations. The company provides natural gas service and transportation to residential, commercial, and industrial customers; generates, transmits, and distributes electricity; and provides wholesale and transmission transaction services. It serves approximately 3.4 million natural gas customers and 463,000 electric customers in in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Indiana, and Massachusetts. The company also owns and operates 3 coal-fired electric generating stations with a net capability of 2,540 megawatts (MW), 3 gas-fired generating units with a net capability of 196 MW, and 2 hydroelectric generating plants with a net capability of 10 MW, as well as a combined cycle gas turbine plant with a capacity of 535 MW. The company was formerly known as NIPSCO Industries, Inc. and changed its name to NiSource Inc. in April 1999. NiSource Inc. was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana.

SemGroup Corporation (SEMG) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.49% or $0.14 to close the day at $28.52 on lower than average trading volume of 1.08M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 853.31K. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74136 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas pipelines companies by 1.6479% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -1.18% YTD, versus the oil & gas pipelines industry which is up 20.19% for the same period. The RSI of 33.65 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

SemGroup Corporation provides gathering, transportation, storage, distribution, marketing, and other midstream services for producers, refiners of petroleum products, and other market participants. Its Crude Transportation segment operates crude oil pipelines and truck transportation businesses. As of December 31, 2015, this segment operated a 570-mile crude oil gathering and transportation pipeline system in Kansas and northern Oklahoma; a 16-mile crude oil pipeline that connects its Platteville, Colorado crude oil terminal to the Tampa, Colorado crude oil market; a 527-mile pipeline that transported crude oil from Platteville, Colorado to Cushing, Oklahoma; a 210-mile crude oil pipeline in western and north central Oklahoma; and a 75-mile crude oil gathering pipeline system that transported crude oil from production facilities in the DJ Basin to the pipeline owned by White Cliffs, as well as had crude oil trucking fleet of approximately 270 trucks and 270 trailers. The company’s Crude Facilities segment operates crude oil storage and terminal businesses. It had approximately 7.6 million barrels of crude oil storage capacity in Cushing, Oklahoma; and a 30-lane crude oil truck unloading facility with 350,000 barrels of associated storage capacity in Platteville, Colorado. Its Crude Supply & Logistics segment operates a crude oil marketing business. This segment had approximately 61,800 barrels of crude oil storage capacity in North Dakota. The company’s SemGas segment owns and operates natural gas gathering and processing systems in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Its SemCAMS segment operated four natural gas processing and gathering facilities in Alberta, Canada. The SemLogistics provides refined products and crude oil storage services in the United Kingdom. The SemMexico segment purchases, produces, stores, and distributes liquid asphalt cement products in Mexico. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Big Earnings Movers: SemGroup Corporation (NYSE:SEMG)

SemGroup Corporation (NYSE:SEMG) reported earnings for the three months ended March 2016 on May 05, 2016. The company earned $-0.35 per share on revenue of $314.85M. Analysts had been modeling earning per share of $0.19 with $383.7M in revenue.

SemGroup Corporation (SEMG) announced its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

SemGroup reported revenues for the first quarter 2016 of $314.9 million with net loss attributable to SemGroup of $15.3 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, compared to revenues of $382.5 million with a net income attributable to SemGroup of $0.7 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter 2015. For the first quarter 2015, revenues totaled $298.3 million with net income attributable to SemGroup of $1.5 million, or $0.03 per diluted share. Included in the first quarter 2016 net loss of $15.3 million is $52.9 million of non-cash impairment charges related to the company’s SemGas business and its non-controlling investment in NGL Energy Partners LP (NGL Energy).

SemGroup’s adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) was $77.7 million for the first quarter 2016, an increase of approximately 11% year-over-year as compared to first quarter 2015 results of $70.0 million, a decrease of  2% as compared to fourth quarter 2015 results of  $79.3 million. Adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP measure, is reconciled to net income below.

“We are off to a solid start for 2016, remaining consistent with the prior quarter and meeting expectations,” said Carlin Conner, president and chief executive officer of SemGroup. “Maintaining our conservative price outlook, and considering the sale of all of our limited partnership units of NGL Energy and their associated distributions, we expect to be below the midpoint of our 2016 consolidated Adjusted EBITDA guidance. We ended the first quarter of 2016 with ample liquidity, a strong balance sheet and credit metrics that are favorable to our targeted levels.”

First Quarter 2016 Dividend
The SemGroup board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend to common shareholders of $0.45 per share, resulting in an annualized dividend of $1.80 per share. This represents an increase of approximately 18% over the dividend of $0.38 per share with respect to the first quarter of 2015. The dividend will be paid on May 26, 2016 to all common shareholders of record on May 16, 2016.

Recent Development
On April 27, 2016, the company sold all of its NGL Energy limited partner units for $60.5 million. We plan to use the proceeds from the sale to pay down debt. The company maintains its 11.78% interest in NGL Energy’s general partner.

SemGroup Corporation earnings per share showed an increasing trend of 1.3% for the current fiscal year. The company’s expected EPS growth rate for next fiscal year is 83%.Analysts project EPS growth over the next 5 years at 12%. It has EPS annual growth over the past 5 fiscal years of 17.2% when sales declined -2.1. It reported 5.6% sales growth, and 0% EPS decline in the last quarter.

The stock is trading at $30.85, up 120.67% from 52-week low of $13.98. The stock trades down -62.49% from its peak of $82.24 and % below the consensus price target of $35.5. Its volume clocked up at 1.25 million shares which is higher than the average volume of 0.7 million shares. Its market capitalization currently stands at $1.34B.