Stocks To Track: Hess Corporation (HES), General Motors Company (GM), Southwestern Energy Company (SWN)

Hess Corporation (HES) fell -4.84% during last trading as the stock lost $-2.99 to finish the day at $58.85 with about 16.84M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.94M. The $18.69B market cap company, which fluctuated between $56.65 and $59.99 during the day, currently situated 85% above its 52 week low of $32.41 and -9.88% away from its one year high of $65.56. The RSI of 44.26 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Hess Corporation, an exploration and production company, develops, produces, purchases, transports, and sells crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas. The company operates in two segments, Exploration and Production, and Bakken Midstream. It is also involved in crude oil and natural gas gathering, processing of natural gas and the fractionation of natural gas liquids, transportation of crude oil by rail car, terminating and loading crude oil and natural gas liquids, and the storage and terminating of propane primarily in the Bakken shale play of North Dakota. The company operates primarily in the United States, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea, the Joint Development Area of Malaysia/Thailand, Malaysia, and Norway. As of December 31, 2015, it had total proved reserves of 1,086 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

General Motors Company (GM) dropped $-0.44 to close the day at a new closing price of $37.51, a -1.16% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 47.42% above its 52 week low of $26.69. A total of 16.83M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 14.9M. The stock, which fluctuated between $37.06 and $38.15 during the day, currently situated -1.7% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 1.11% in the past one month and up by 19.69% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $36.95 and RSI of 61.17, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

General Motors Company designs, builds, and sells cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide. The company operates through GM North America, GM Europe, GM International Operations, GM South America, and GM Financial segments. It markets its vehicles primarily under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Opel, Holden, Vauxhall, Baojun, Jiefang, and Wuling brand names. The company also sells cars and trucks to dealers for consumer retail sales, as well as to fleet customers, including daily rental car companies, commercial fleet customers, leasing companies, and governments. In addition, it offers connected safety, security and mobility solutions, and information technology services. The company, through its subsidiary, General Motors Financial Company, Inc., provides automotive financing services. General Motors Company was founded in 1897 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) had a light trading with around 15.8M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 16.57M. The stock traded between $10.09 and $10.45 before closing at the price of $10.1 with -1.46% change on the day. The Spring Texas 77389 based company is currently trading 90.57% above its 52 week low of $5.3 and -35.21% below its 52 week high of $15.59. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 44.37 and $13.69 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

 

Stocks in Focus: Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI), Southwestern Energy Company (SWN), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) had a active trading with around 9.48M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.62M. The stock traded at the price of $39.2 with 2.14% change on the day. The Santa Monica California 90405 based company is currently trading 49.18% above its 52 week low of $26.49 and -13.94% below its 52 week high of $45.55. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 65.91 and $48.73 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. develops and publishes online, personal computer (PC), video game console, handheld, mobile, and tablet games. The company operates through two segments, Activision Publishing, Inc. and Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. The company develops, publishes, and sells interactive software products and content through retail channels or digital downloads; and downloadable content to a range of gamers. It also publishes subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing games; and strategy and role-playing games. In addition, the company maintains a proprietary online gaming service, Battle.net that facilitates the creation of user generated content, digital distribution, and online social connectivity in its games. Further, it engages in creating original film and television content; and provides warehousing, logistical, and sales distribution services to third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software, as well as manufacturers of interactive entertainment hardware products. The company serves retailers and distributors, including mass-market retailers, consumer electronics stores, discount warehouses, game specialty stores, and consumers through third-party distribution, licensing arrangements, and direct digital purchases in the United States, Canada, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China, and internationally. Activision Blizzard, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 2.81% or $0.28 to close the day at $10.25 on active trading volume of 9.42M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 16.59M. The Spring Texas 77389 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 72.56%, compared to the industry which has advanced 54.14% over the same period. With RSI of 45.41, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $13.69, making it a hold for now.

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

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) shares were up in last trading by 0.31% to $83.75. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.89% over the past week and fell -0.73% in the past month. It is currently trading -0.61% below its 50 day moving average and -0.21% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.57% decrease in value from its one year high of $90.33. The RSI indicator value of 46.44, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company’s Beauty segment offers hair care products comprising conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and antiperspirants and deodorants, personal cleansing, and skin care products. This segment markets its products under the Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, Rejoice, Old Spice, Safeguard, and SK-II brands. Its Grooming segment provides blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and other shave care products, as well as appliances under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, Prestobarba, and Venus brands. The company’s Health Care segment offers toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals/supplements, and other healthcare products under the Oral-B, Crest, Prilosec, Vicks, Metamucil, Pepto Bismol, and Align brands. Its Fabric & Home Care segment provides fabric care products, including fabric enhancers, laundry additives, and laundry detergents; and home care products comprising air care, dish care, P&G professional, and surface care products under the Tide, Ariel, Downy, Gain, Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer brands. The company’s Baby, Feminine & Family Care segment offers baby care products, such as baby wipes, diapers, and pants; adult incontinence and feminine care products; and family care products, such as paper towels, tissues, and toilet papers. This segment markets its products under the Pampers, Always, Bounty, Charmin, Luvs, and Tampax brands. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, baby stores, specialty beauty stores, e-commerce, high-frequency stores, and pharmacies. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Stocks Buzz: Xerox (XRX), Southwestern Energy (SWN), AK Steel Holding (AKS)

Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -4.88% or $-0.5 to close the day at $9.75 on light trading volume of 15.51M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 16.48M. The Spring Texas 77389 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 40.29%, compared to the industry which has advanced 43.86% over the same period. With RSI of 38.65, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $13.69, making it a hold for now.

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

AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) retreated with the stock falling -3.82% or $-0.41 to close at $10.31 on light trading volume of 15.29M compared its three months average trading volume of 21.17M. The West Chester Ohio 45069 based company operating under the Steel & Iron industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 342.49% up for the period and up by 0.98% so far this year. With price target of $9.43 and a 528.66% rebound from 52-week low, AK Steel Holding Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

AK Steel Holding Corporation, through its subsidiary, AK Steel Corporation, produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel, and tubular products in the United States and internationally. It produces flat-rolled value-added carbon steels, including coated, cold-rolled, and hot-rolled carbon steel products; and specialty stainless and electrical steels in sheet and strip forms. The company also produces carbon and stainless steel that is finished into welded steel tubing, which is used in the automotive, large truck, industrial, and construction markets; buys and sells steel and steel products, and other materials; and produces metallurgical coal from reserves in Pennsylvania. It sells its flat-rolled carbon steel products primarily to automotive manufacturers and to customers in the infrastructure and manufacturing markets, including electrical transmission, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, and appliances; and coated, cold-rolled, and hot-rolled carbon steel products to distributors, service centers, and converters. The company sells its stainless steel products to manufacturers and their suppliers in the automotive industry; manufacturers of food handling, chemical processing, pollution control, and medical and health equipment; and distributors and service centers. It also sells electrical steel products to manufacturers of power transmission and distribution transformers, as well as for use in the manufacture of electrical motors and generators. AK Steel Holding Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in West Chester, Ohio.

Xerox Corporation (XRX) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.57% or $-0.04 to close the day at $6.97 on higher than average trading volume of 15.21M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.39M. The Norwalk Connecticut 06856 based company has been outperforming the information technology services companies by 7.7455% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 21.22% YTD, versus the information technology services industry which is up 1% for the same period. The RSI of 70.27 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Xerox Corporation provides business process and document management solutions worldwide. Its Services segment offers business process outsourcing services, such as customer care, transaction processing, finance and accounting, human resources, communication and marketing, and consulting and analytics services, as well as services in the areas of healthcare, transportation, financial services, retail, and telecommunications areas. This segment also provides document outsourcing services comprising managed print services, including workflow automation and centralized print services. The company’s Document Technology segment offers desktop monochrome and color printers, multifunction printers, copiers, digital printing presses, and light production devices; and production printing and publishing systems for the graphic communications marketplace and large enterprises. Its Other segment sells paper, wide-format systems, global imaging systems network integration solutions, and electronic presentation systems. The company sells its products and services directly to its customers; and through its sales force, as well as through a network of independent agents, dealers, value-added resellers, systems integrators, and the Web. Xerox Corporation was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.

 

Investor’s Watch List: Southwestern Energy Company (SWN), AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS), Groupon, Inc. (GRPN)

Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) had a light trading with around 11.07M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 16.47M. The stock traded between $10.14 and $10.4 before closing at the price of $10.25 with -0.68% change on the day. The Spring Texas 77389 based company is currently trading 93.4% above its 52 week low of $5.3 and -34.25% below its 52 week high of $15.59. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 42.65 and $13.88 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

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

AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.47% or $-0.16 to close the day at $10.72 on light trading volume of 11M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 21.11M. The West Chester Ohio 45069 based company has been outperforming the steel & iron group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 360.09%, compared to the industry which has advanced 101.89% over the same period. With RSI of 61.85, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $9.21, making it a hold for now.

AK Steel Holding Corporation, through its subsidiary, AK Steel Corporation, produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel, and tubular products in the United States and internationally. It produces flat-rolled value-added carbon steels, including coated, cold-rolled, and hot-rolled carbon steel products; and specialty stainless and electrical steels in sheet and strip forms. The company also produces carbon and stainless steel that is finished into welded steel tubing, which is used in the automotive, large truck, industrial, and construction markets; buys and sells steel and steel products, and other materials; and produces metallurgical coal from reserves in Pennsylvania. It sells its flat-rolled carbon steel products primarily to automotive manufacturers and to customers in the infrastructure and manufacturing markets, including electrical transmission, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, and appliances; and coated, cold-rolled, and hot-rolled carbon steel products to distributors, service centers, and converters. The company sells its stainless steel products to manufacturers and their suppliers in the automotive industry; manufacturers of food handling, chemical processing, pollution control, and medical and health equipment; and distributors and service centers. It also sells electrical steel products to manufacturers of power transmission and distribution transformers, as well as for use in the manufacture of electrical motors and generators. AK Steel Holding Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in West Chester, Ohio.

Groupon, Inc. (GRPN) shares were down in last trading by -3.55% to $3.53. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 6.01% over the past week and fell -7.59% in the past month. It is currently trading -9% below its 50 day moving average and -16.71% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -40.57% decrease in value from its one year high of $5.94. The RSI indicator value of 44.78, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Groupon, Inc. operates online local commerce marketplaces that connect merchants to consumers by offering goods and services at a discount in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. It also provides deals on products for which it acts as the merchant of record. The company offers deals in various categories, including food and drink, events and activities, beauty and spa, health and fitness, home and garden, and automotive; and deals on various product lines, such as electronics, sporting goods, jewelry, toys, household items, and apparel, as well as provides discounted and market rates for hotel, airfare, and package deals. It offers its deal offerings to customers through Websites; search engines; and mobile applications and mobile browsers, which enable consumers to browse, purchase, manage, and redeem deals on their mobile devices, as well as sends emails to its subscribers with deal offerings that are targeted by location and personal preferences. The company was formerly known as ThePoint.com, Inc. and changed its name to Groupon, Inc. in October 2008. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Groupon, Inc. is a subsidiary of The Point, LLC.

 

Investor’s Alert: Southwestern Energy Company (SWN), Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF), Vapor Corp. (VPCO)

Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 3.11% or $0.31 to close the day at $10.28 on lower than average trading volume of 13.67M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 16.29M. The Spring Texas 77389 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas companies by -25.2474% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -4.99% YTD, versus the independent oil & gas industry which is up 1.51% for the same period. The RSI of 43.54 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) had a light trading with around 13.32M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 13.34M. The stock traded between $8.33 and $8.92 before closing at the price of $8.86 with 2.9% change on the day. The Cleveland Ohio 44114 based company is currently trading 638.33% above its 52 week low of $1.2 and -18.72% below its 52 week high of $10.9. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 52.39 and $7 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., a mining and natural resources company, produces and supplies iron ore. The company operates five iron ore mines in Michigan and Minnesota; and Koolyanobbing iron ore mining complex located in Western Australia, which produces lump and fines iron ore. It also own two iron ore mines in Eastern Canada. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. sells its iron products to integrated steel companies and steel producers in the United States, China, Canada, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Vapor Corp. (VPCO) traded within a range of $0.00007 to $0.0001. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -30% so far this year. The stock was down close to -30% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $0 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding 0% below its 52 week high of $840000.625 and 0% below its 12-month low of $0.00007. The shares are down by over 0% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 29.04 is bullish. They are not pointing to a rebound in the stock. We should get in as it looks to have found a bottom.

Vapor Corp. designs, markets, and distributes vaporizers, e-liquids, electronic cigarettes, and accessories primarily in the United States and Canada. Its vaporizers and electronic cigarettes are battery-powered products that enable users to inhale nicotine vapor without fire, smoke, tar, ash, or carbon monoxide. The company also offers disposable electronic cigarettes in various sizes, puff counts, styles, flavors, and nicotine strengths; rechargeable electronic cigarettes that use replaceable cartridges; and rechargeable vaporizers for use with either electronic cigarette solution, or dry herbs or leaf. In addition, it provides replacement parts, including batteries; coils; refill cartridges; cartomizers consisting of liquid solution, atomizers, tanks, and e-liquids; various types of chargers comprising USB chargers; carrying cases; and lanyards. The company offers its products under the Fifty-One, Krave, Vapor X, Alternacig, EZSMOKER, Green Puffer, Americig, Hookah Stix, Honey Stick, Vaporin, and Smoke Star brands, as well as designs and develops private label brands for distribution customers. Vapor Corp. sells its vaporizers and e-cigarettes and related products through its 20 vape stores, customer direct phone center, and online stores; and to retail channels directly, as well as through third party wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Vapor Corp. is based in Dania Beach, Florida.

 

3 Notable Runners: AT&T Inc. (T), Micron Technology, Inc. (MU), Southwestern Energy Company (SWN)

AT&T Inc. (T) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.15% or $0.49 to close the day at $43.02 on higher than average trading volume of 25.98M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 24.5M. The Dallas Texas 75202 based company has been outperforming the telecom services – domestic companies by 6.7545% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 1.15% YTD, versus the telecom services – domestic industry which is up 1.72% for the same period. The RSI of 77.21 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications and digital entertainment services. The company operates through four segments: Business Solutions, Entertainment Group, Consumer Mobility, and International. The Business Solutions segment offers wireless, fixed strategic, legacy voice and data, and wireless equipment services to business, governmental, and wholesale customers, as well as individual subscribers. The Entertainment Group segment provides video entertainment and audio programming channels to approximately 25.4 million subscribers; broadband and Internet services to 12.4 million residential subscribers; local and long-distance voice services to residential customers, as well as DSL Internet access services; and voice services over IP-based technology, and technical support and other customer service functions and equipment. The Consumer Mobility segment offers wireless services to consumers, and wireless wholesale and resale subscribers, such as long-distance and roaming services. This segment provides postpaid and prepaid wireless voice and data communications services; consulting, advertising, and application and co-location services; and sells a variety of handsets, wirelessly enabled computers, and personal computer wireless data cards through company-owned stores, agents, or third-party retail stores, as well as accessories, such as carrying cases and hands-free devices. The International segment offers video entertainment services to residential customers in Latin America, as well as wireless data and voice communication services in Mexico. This segment provides digital television services under the DIRECTV and SKY brands; postpaid and prepaid wireless services to approximately 8.7 million subscribers under the AT&T, Iusacell, Unefon, and Nextel Mexico brands; and sells a range of handsets. The company was formerly known as SBC Communications Inc. and changed its name to AT&T Inc. in November 2005. AT&T Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) had a light trading with around 24.95M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 26.88M. The stock traded between $22.05 and $22.74 before closing at the price of $22.55 with 2.87% change on the day. The Boise Idaho 83716 based company is currently trading 142.21% above its 52 week low of $9.31 and -4.61% below its 52 week high of $23.64. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 66.9 and $26.58 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Micron Technology, Inc. provides semiconductor systems worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Compute and Networking Business Unit, Storage Business Unit, Mobile Business Unit, and Embedded Business Unit. It offers DDR3 and DDR4 DRAM products for computers, servers, networking devices, communications equipment, consumer electronics, automotive, and industrial applications; mobile low-power DRAM products for smartphones, tablets, automotive, laptop computers, and other mobile consumer device applications; DDR2 and DDR DRAM, GDDR5 and GDDR5X DRAM, SDRAM, and RLDRAM products for networking devices, servers, consumer electronics, communications equipment, computer peripherals, automotive and industrial applications, and computer memory upgrades; and hybrid memory cube semiconductor memory devices for use in networking and computing applications. The company also provides NAND Flash products, which are electrically re-writeable, non-volatile semiconductor memory devices; client solid-state drives (SSDs) for notebooks, desktops, workstations, and other consumer applications; enterprise SSDs for server and storage applications; managed multi-chip package products; digital media products, including flash memory cards and JumpDrive products under the Lexar brand name. In addition, it manufactures products that are sold under other brand names; and resells flash memory products that are purchased from other NAND Flash suppliers. Further, the company provides 3D XPoint memory products; and NOR Flash, which are electrically re-writeable and semiconductor memory devices for automotive, industrial, connected home, and consumer applications. It markets its products to original equipment manufacturers and retailers through its internal sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors; and through a Web-based customer direct sales channel, and channel and distribution partners. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.

Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) traded within a range of $9.65 to $10.68 after opening the day at $10.6. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -7.86% so far this year. The stock was down close to -7.86% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $9.97 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -36.05% below its 52 week high of $15.59 and 88.11% above its 12-month low of $5.3. The shares are down by over -28.27% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 38.67 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

Traders Watch list: General Motors Company (GM), Southwestern Energy Company (SWN), Zynga Inc. (ZNGA)

General Motors Company (GM) saw its value decrease by -0.85% as the stock dropped $-0.3 to finish the day at a closing price of $34.84. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $26.69-$37.74 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $34.67 to $35.31 during the day, are up by 10.85% in the past three months and up by 23.36% over the past six months. It is currently trading -3.37% below its 20 day moving average and 3.21% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $36.76 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 47.5.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

General Motors Company designs, builds, and sells cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide. The company operates through GM North America, GM Europe, GM International Operations, GM South America, and GM Financial segments. It markets its vehicles primarily under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Opel, Holden, Vauxhall, Baojun, Jiefang, and Wuling brand names. The company also sells cars and trucks to dealers for consumer retail sales, as well as to fleet customers, including daily rental car companies, commercial fleet customers, leasing companies, and governments. In addition, it offers connected safety, security and mobility solutions, and information technology services. The company, through its subsidiary, General Motors Financial Company, Inc., provides automotive financing services. General Motors Company was founded in 1897 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) shares were up in last trading by 1.12% to $10.82. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.35% over the past week and fell -4.67% in the past month. It is currently trading -1.48% below its 50 day moving average and -11.73% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -30.6% decrease in value from its one year high of $15.59. The RSI indicator value of 47.74, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) traded within a range of $2.56 to $2.6 after opening the day at $2.58. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -4.1% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.15% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $2.57 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -16.56% below its 52 week high of $3.08 and 44.38% above its 12-month low of $1.78. The shares are down by over -11.68% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 33.31 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

Stocks Alert: Southwestern Energy Company (SWN), Plug Power Inc. (PLUG), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB)

Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) retreated with the stock falling -1.74% or $-0.19 to close at $10.7 on active trading volume of 5.63M compared its three months average trading volume of 16.28M. The Spring Texas 77389 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 69.84% up for the period and up by 50.49% so far this year. With price target of $13.85 and a 101.89% rebound from 52-week low, Southwestern Energy Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) dropped $-0.06 to close the day at a new closing price of $1.22, a -4.69% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 3.39% above its 52 week low of $1.18. A total of 5.53M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.81M. The stock, which fluctuated between $1.2 and $1.28 during the day, currently situated -46.72% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -11.59% in the past one month and down by -27.81% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $2.34 and RSI of 34.51, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Plug Power Inc., an alternative energy technology provider, engages in the design, development, manufacture, and commercialization of fuel cell systems for the material handling and stationary power market in the United States. The company focuses on proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell and fuel processing technologies, and fuel cell/battery hybrid technologies. Its product line includes GenKey, a turn-key solution for transitioning material handling vehicles to fuel cell power; GenDrive, a hydrogen fueled PEM fuel cell system that provides power to material handling vehicles; GenFuel, a hydrogen fueling delivery system; GenCare, which is an ongoing maintenance program for GenDrive fuel cells and GenFuel products; ReliOn, a stationary fuel cell solution that provides scalable and modular PEM fuel cell power to support the backup and grid-support power requirements of the telecommunications, transportation, and utility sectors; and GenFund, which offers financing solutions to customers. The company sells its products to businesses and government agencies through direct product sales force, original equipment manufacturers, and dealer networks. Plug Power Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Latham, New York.

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) shares were down in last trading by -1.94% to $26.73. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.98% over the past week and grew 5.81% in the past month. It is currently trading 8.89% above its 50 day moving average and 34.28% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.64% decrease in value from its one year high of $27.88. The RSI indicator value of 56.4, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Fifth Third Bancorp operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States. It operates through four segments: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. The Commercial Banking segment offers credit intermediation, cash management, and financial services; lending and depository products; and foreign exchange and international trade finance, derivatives and capital markets services, asset-based lending, real estate finance, public finance, commercial leasing, and syndicated finance for business, government, and professional customers. The Branch Banking segment provides deposit and loan products to individuals and small businesses. This segment offers checking and savings accounts, home equity loans and lines of credit, credit cards, and loans for automobiles and personal financing needs. The Consumer Lending segment engages in direct lending activities that include origination, retention, and servicing of residential mortgage and home equity loans or lines of credit; and indirect lending activities, including loans to consumers through correspondent lenders and automobile dealers. The Investment Advisors segment provides various investment alternatives for individuals, companies, and not-for-profit organizations. It offers retail brokerage services to individual clients; and broker dealer services to the institutional marketplace. This segment also provides asset management services; holistic strategies to affluent clients in wealth planning, investing, insurance, and wealth protection; and advisory services for institutional clients comprising states and municipalities. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 1,254 full-service banking centers, including 95 Bank Mart locations, as well as 2,593 automated teller machines in 12 states throughout the Midwestern and Southeastern regions of the United States. Fifth Third Bancorp was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: Southwestern Energy Company (SWN), Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. (BCEI), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)

Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.18% or $-0.13 to close the day at $10.89 on active trading volume of 9.57M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 16.31M. The Spring Texas 77389 based company has been outperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 61.09%, compared to the industry which has advanced 31.87% over the same period. With RSI of 46.91, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $13.85, making it a hold for now.

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

Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. (BCEI) fell -7.41% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.08 to finish the day at $1 with about 9.48M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.93M. The $114.59M market cap company, which fluctuated between $0.86 and $1.1 during the day, currently situated 66.67% above its 52 week low of $0.6 and -82.08% away from its one year high of $5.5. The RSI of 41.45 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Bonanza Creek Energy Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of onshore oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas in the United States. The company’s oil and liquids weighted assets are located primarily in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado; and the Dorcheat Macedonia Field in southern Arkansas. It also owns and operates oil-producing assets in the North Park Basin in Colorado; and the McKamie Patton Field in Southern Arkansas. Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) saw its value decrease by -0.72% as the stock dropped $-0.63 to finish the day at a closing price of $86.5. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $52.5-$87.39 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $86.35 to $87.39 during the day, are up by 30.61% in the past three months and up by 43.48% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.42% above its 20 day moving average and 11.81% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $83.45 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 73.36. The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. operates as a financial services company worldwide. It operates through Consumer & Community Banking, Corporate & Investment Bank, Commercial Banking, and Asset Management segments. The Consumer & Community Banking segment offers deposit and investment products and services to consumers; lending, deposit, and cash management and payment solutions to small businesses; residential mortgages and home equity loans; and credit cards, payment services, payment processing services, auto loans and leases, and student loans. The Corporate & Investment Bank segment provides investment banking products and services, including advising on corporate strategy and structure, capital-raising in equity and debt markets, as well as loan origination and syndication; treasury services, such as cash management and liquidity solutions; and cash securities and derivative instruments, risk management solutions, prime brokerage, and research services. It also offers securities services, including custody, fund accounting and administration, and securities lending products for asset managers, insurance companies, and public and private investment funds. The Commercial Banking segment offers financial solutions, including lending, treasury, investment banking, and asset management to corporations, municipalities, financial institutions, and nonprofit entities, as well as financing to real estate investors and owners. The Asset Management segment provides investment and wealth management services across various asset classes, such as equities, fixed income, alternatives, and money market funds; multi-asset investment management services; retirement services; and brokerage and banking services comprising trusts, estates, loans, mortgages, and deposits. It has a strategic relationship with InvestCloud for the development of new digital capabilities for individual investors. JPMorgan Chase & Co. was founded in 1799 and is headquartered in New York, New York.