3 Notable Runners: Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD), The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX), Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -3.4% or $-0.55 to close the day at $15.62 on higher than average trading volume of 2.77M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.76M. The Brentwood Tennessee 37027 based company has been underperforming the long-term care facilities companies by -6.5317% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -15.38% YTD, versus the long-term care facilities industry which is down -11.06% for the same period. The RSI of 32.15 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. owns and operates senior living communities in the United States. It operates through five segments: Retirement Centers, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Centers (CCRCs) – Rental, Brookdale Ancillary Services, and Management Services. The Retirement Centers segment owns or leases communities comprising independent living and assisted living units in a single community that are primarily designed for middle to upper income senior citizens. The Assisted Living segment owns or leases communities consisting of freestanding, multi-story communities, and freestanding single story communities, which offer housing and 24-hour assistance with activities of daily life to mid-acuity frail and elderly residents. This segment also operates memory care communities for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The CCRCs – Rental segment owns or leases communities that offer various living arrangements and services to accommodate various levels of physical ability and health. The Brookdale Ancillary Services segment provides outpatient therapy, home health, and hospice services to residents of its communities, as well as to other senior living communities. The Management Services segment operates communities under the management agreements. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 130 retirement center communities with 24,486 units; 915 assisted living communities with 62,567 units; and 78 CCRCs with 21,367 units, as well as owned or leased 959 communities with 81,067 units and provided management services with respect to 164 communities with 27,353 units for third parties or unconsolidated ventures. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) had a light trading with around 2.85M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.43M. The stock traded between $74.18 and $74.84 before closing at the price of $74.23 with -0.8% change on the day. The Framingham Massachusetts 01701 based company is currently trading 17.97% above its 52 week low of $63.53 and -11.25% below its 52 week high of $83.64. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 38.9 and $84.71 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) traded within a range of $68.94 to $70.34 after opening the day at $70.34. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -21.03% so far this year. The stock was down close to -2.18% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $69.03 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -22.61% below its 52 week high of $89.2 and 5.31% above its 12-month low of $65.55. The shares are down by over -12.18% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 35.98 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Express Scripts Holding Company operates as a pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company operates through two segments, PBM and Other Business Operations. The company’s PBM segment’s products and services include clinical solutions to enhance health outcomes; specialized pharmacy care; home delivery pharmacy; specialty pharmacy, including the distribution of fertility pharmaceuticals that require special handling or packaging; and retail network pharmacy administration. It also provides benefit design consultation; drug utilization review; drug formulary management; an array of Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance marketplace; administration of a group purchasing organization; and consumer health and drug information services. In addition, the company distributes specialty pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to providers, clinics, and hospitals; and offers consulting services, including design, implementation, and project management for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device manufacturers to collect scientific evidence to guide the use of medicines. It serves managed care organizations, health insurers, third-party administrators, employers, union-sponsored benefit plans, workers’ compensation plans, government health programs, providers, clinics, hospitals, and others. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated four automated dispensing home delivery pharmacies; one non-automated dispensing home delivery pharmacy; and one non-dispensing home delivery pharmacy maintained for business continuity purpose, as well as several non-dispensing order processing centers, patient contact centers, specialty drug pharmacies, and fertility pharmacies. The company was formerly known as Aristotle Holding, Inc. and changed its name to Express Scripts Holding Company in April 2012. Express Scripts Holding Company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Trader Alert: The TJX Companies (TJX), Idera Pharmaceuticals (IDRA), HCP (HCP)

Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IDRA) retreated with the stock falling -16.48% or $-0.43 to close at $2.18 on light trading volume of 2.58M compared its three months average trading volume of 757.04K. The Cambridge Massachusetts 02139 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -26.1% down for the period and down by -29.45% so far this year. With price target of $5 and a 83.19% rebound from 52-week low, Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutics for oncology and rare diseases in the United States. It uses two proprietary drug discovery technology platforms to design and develop drug candidates, including toll-like receptor targeting technology and third-generation antisense (3GA) technology. The company’s lead drug candidate is IMO-8400, which is in Phase I/II clinical trials for the treatment of Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, as well as in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of dermatomyositis. Its drug candidates also comprise IMO-9200, a drug candidate in Phase I clinical trial for use in selected autoimmune disease indications; and IMO-2055/IMO-2125 that are in Phase I/II clinical trials for applications as immune therapies for the treatment of cancer. In addition, the company is developing drug candidates to turn off the messenger RNA associated with disease causing genes. It has license and research collaboration agreement with Merck & Co. to research, develop, and commercialize vaccine products containing TLR7, TLR8, and TLR9 agonists in the fields of cancer, infectious diseases, and Alzheimer’s disease; an agreement with Abbott Molecular Inc. for the development of an in vitro companion diagnostic test; a collaboration and license agreement with GSK to research, develop, and commercialize selected molecules from its 3GA technology for the treatment of selected targets in renal disease. Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

HCP, Inc. (HCP) dropped $-0.36 to close the day at a new closing price of $35.95, a -0.99% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 47.71% above its 52 week low of $25.11. A total of 2.58M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.35M. The stock, which fluctuated between $35.68 and $36.39 during the day, currently situated -11.08% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -10.86% in the past one month and up by 1.52% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $35.08 and RSI of 33.54, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

HCP, Inc. is an independent hybrid real estate investment trust. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. It primarily invests in properties serving the healthcare industry including sectors of healthcare such as senior housing, life science, medical office, hospital and skilled nursing. The fund also invests in mezzanine loans and other debt instruments. It engages in acquisition, development, leasing, selling and managing of healthcare real estate and provides mortgage and other financing to healthcare providers. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the S&P 500 Index, Berkshire Hathaway Index, and MSCI REIT Index. HCP, Inc. was formed in 1985 and is based in Irvine, California with additional office in Nashville and San Francisco.

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) shares were up in last trading by 0.03% to $74.22. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.47% over the past week and fell -4.29% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.61% below its 50 day moving average and -1.32% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -11.26% decrease in value from its one year high of $83.64. The RSI indicator value of 37.97, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: The TJX Companies (TJX), Discover Financial Services (DFS), The Boeing (BA)

Discover Financial Services (DFS) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.95% or $0.53 to close the day at $56.55 on active trading volume of 3.14M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.62M. The Riverwoods Illinois 60015 based company has been outperforming the credit services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 11.64%, compared to the industry which has advanced 9.84% over the same period. With RSI of 42.3, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $64.95, making it a hold for now.

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.

The Boeing Company (BA) climbed 0.54% during last trading as the stock added $0.71 to finish the day at $131.74 with about 3.11M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.28M. The $83.83B market cap company, which fluctuated between $131.27 and $132.63 during the day, currently situated 31.16% above its 52 week low of $102.1 and -10.25% away from its one year high of $150.59. The RSI of 54.37 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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.

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) saw its value increase by 1.23% as the stock gained $0.91 to finish the day at a closing price of $74.78. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $63.53-$83.64 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $74.17 to $74.97 during the day, are down by -2.52% in the past three months and down by -4.19% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.09% below its 20 day moving average and -4.44% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $84.71 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 41.23. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

 

Traders Watch list: The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX), Skyline Medical Inc. (SKLN), QVC Group (QVCA)

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) saw its value decrease by -0.7% as the stock dropped $-0.52 to finish the day at a closing price of $73.87. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $63.53-$83.64 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $73.84 to $74.65 during the day, are down by -4.04% in the past three months and down by -5.62% over the past six months. It is currently trading -2.52% below its 20 day moving average and -5.74% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $84.7 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 34.55.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Skyline Medical Inc. (SKLN) shares were up in last trading by 2.48% to $0.17. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -6.78% over the past week and grew 0.61% in the past month. It is currently trading 18.62% above its 50 day moving average and -82.05% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -97.56% decrease in value from its one year high of $6.76. The RSI indicator value of 51.25, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Skyline Medical, Inc., a medical device company, manufactures environmentally conscientious system for the collection and disposal of infectious fluids that result from surgical procedures and post-operative care in the United States. It offers the STREAMWAY Fluid Management System that suctions surgical waste fluid from the patient using standard surgical tubing. The company’s system replaces the manual process of collecting fluids in canisters, and transporting and dumping in sinks outside of the operating room. It markets and sells its products through in-house sales force and independent distributors to hospitals, surgical centers, and other medical facilities, where bodily and irrigation fluids produced during surgical procedures must be contained, measured, documented, and disposed. The company was formerly known as BioDrain Medical, Inc. and changed its name to Skyline Medical, Inc. in August 2013. Skyline Medical, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Eagan, Minnesota.

QVC Group (QVCA) traded within a range of $19.73 to $20.14. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -27.38% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $19.84 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -30.9% below its 52 week high of $28.71 and 7.71% above its 12-month low of $18.42. The shares are down by over -21.8% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 40.84 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

QVC Group markets and sells a range of consumer products primarily through live merchandise-focused televised shopping programs, Internet, and mobile applications. The company’s Websites offers home, beauty, jewelry, accessories, and electronic products. It also operates as an online retailer of women’s, children’s, and men’s apparel, and children’s merchandise; and kitchen accessories and home décor products, as well as retails products through catalogs, and brick-and-mortar stores. In addition, the company distributes home and apparel lifestyle products under various brands, including Ballard Design, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road, Improvements, Chasing Fireflies, and Travelsmith. Its programming distributed products to approximately 317 million homes in the United States, Japan, Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, and China. The company was formerly known as Liberty Interactive Group. QVC Group is based in Englewood, Colorado. QVC Group is a subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation.

 

Investor’s Alert: Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL), Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ), The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX)

Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.19% or $0.14 to close the day at $73.6 on lower than average trading volume of 2.68M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.88M. The New York New York 10022 based company has been outperforming the personal products companies by 2.9203% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 12.35% YTD, versus the personal products industry which is up 12.02% for the same period. The RSI of 51.58 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells consumer products worldwide. It operates through two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. The company offers oral care products, including toothpastes, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes, as well as pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals; personal care products comprising bar and liquid hand soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, and deodorants and antiperspirants; and home care products, such as laundry and dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, household cleaners, bleaches, and other similar items. It also provides pet nutrition products for everyday nutritional needs, a range of therapeutic products to manage disease conditions, and various products with natural ingredients. The company’s principal global and regional trademarks include Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet, and Hill’s Ideal Balance. It markets and sells its pet nutrition products for dogs and cats through pet supply retailers and veterinarians. Colgate-Palmolive Company was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ) had a active trading with around 2.68M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.1M. The stock traded between $39.76 and $41.81 before closing at the price of $40.27 with -3.08% change on the day. The Estero Florida 33928 based company is currently trading -2.04% below its 52 week low of $39.76 and -24.22% below its 52 week high of $53.14. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 26.61 and $64.43 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

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

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) traded within a range of $74.16 to $75.47 after opening the day at $75.27. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 5.92% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.13% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $74.39 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -11.06% below its 52 week high of $83.64 and 18.23% above its 12-month low of $63.53. The shares are down by over -2.2% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 35.84 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: The TJX Companies (TJX), Cobalt International Energy (CIE), CenturyLink (CTL)

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (CIE) retreated with the stock falling 0% or $0 to close at $1.08 on light trading volume of 2.84M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.93M. The company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -84.35% down for the period and down by -80% so far this year. With price target of $3.16 and a 40.26% rebound from 52-week low, Cobalt International Energy, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Cobalt International Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an oil and gas exploration and production company primarily in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The company holds interests in the North Platte, Shenandoah, Anchor, and Heidelberg fields located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico; and the Diaba block located offshore Gabon. As of December 31, 2015, it had net proved undeveloped reserves of 5.6 million barrels (MMBbls) of oil; 0.3 MMBbls of natural gas liquids; and 1.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Houston, Texas.

CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) gained $0.04 to close the day at a new closing price of $27.35, a 0.15% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 31.92% above its 52 week low of $21.94. A total of 2.84M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.47M. The stock, which fluctuated between $27.1 and $27.51 during the day, currently situated -13.66% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.07% in the past one month and up by 0.13% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $30.17 and RSI of 39.62, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

CenturyLink, Inc. provides various communications services to residential, business, wholesale, and governmental customers in the United States. It operates through two segments, Business and Consumer. The company offers high-speed Internet services, which allow customers to connect to the Internet through their existing telephone lines or fiber-optic cables; multi-protocol label switching, a data networking technology to support real-time voice and video; and private line services for the transmission of data between sites. It also provides Ethernet services, including point-to-point and multi-point equipment configurations that facilitate data transmissions across metropolitan areas and wide area networks (WAN); colocation services that enable its customers to install their own information technology (IT) equipment; and managed hosting services comprising cloud and traditional computing, application management, back-up, storage, and other services. In addition, the company offers video entertainment services and satellite digital television; Voice over Internet Protocol, a real-time, two-way voice communication service; and managed services that consist of network, hosting, cloud, and IT services. Further, it provides local calling, long-distance voice, integrated services digital network, WAN, and switched access services; and data integration, which includes the sale of telecommunications equipment and providing network management, installation, and maintenance of data equipment, and the building of proprietary fiber-optic broadband networks. Additionally, the company leases and subleases space in its office buildings, warehouses, and other properties. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 6 million high-speed Internet subscribers and 285 thousand television subscribers; and operated 59 data centers in North America, Europe, and Asia. CenturyLink, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana.

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) shares were up in last trading by 0.08% to $75.24. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.24% over the past week and fell -4.38% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.2% below its 50 day moving average and 0.24% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -10.04% decrease in value from its one year high of $83.64. The RSI indicator value of 40.12, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

 

Stocks in Review: MGM Resorts International (MGM), Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY), The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX)

MGM Resorts International (MGM) traded within a range of $25.17 to $25.62 after opening the day at $25.45. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 11.62% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.13% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $25.36 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -1.93% below its 52 week high of $25.86 and 56.74% above its 12-month low of $16.18. The shares are up by over 17.73% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 56.9 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

MGM Resorts International, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns and/or operates casino resorts in the United States and China. The company operates through two segments, Wholly Owned Domestic Resorts and MGM China. Its casino resorts offer gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment, retail, and other resort amenities. Its casino operations include various slots, table games, and race and sports book wagering. The company operates 12 wholly owned resorts in the United States; and MGM Macau resort and casino in China, as well as develops an integrated casino, hotel, and entertainment resort on the Cotai Strip, Macau. The company also owns and operates Shadow Creek golf course, Primm Valley Golf Club, and Fallen Oak golf course. The company serves premium gaming customers; leisure and wholesale travel customers; business travelers; and group customers, including conventions, trade associations, and small meetings. The company was formerly known as MGM MIRAGE and changed its name to MGM Resorts International in June 2010. MGM Resorts International was founded in 1986 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.85% or $-0.1 to close the day at $11.68 on light trading volume of 3M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.88M. The San Jose California 95134 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – broad line group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 38.28%, compared to the industry which has advanced 31% over the same period. With RSI of 48.05, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $12.89, making it a hold for now.

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells mixed-signal programmable solutions worldwide. The company’s Programmable Solutions division designs and develops programmable solutions, including Traveo automotive microcontrollers; programmable system-on-chip products; ARM Cortex-M4, -M3, and -M0+ microcontrollers; R4 CPUs; analog power management integrated circuits; CapSense capacitive-sensing controllers; TrueTouch touchscreen and fingerprint reader products; and Bluetooth low energy solutions for the Internet of things. Its Memory Products division designs and manufactures NOR and NAND flash memories, static random access memory (SRAM) products, HyperRAm, synchronous and asynchronous SRAMs, nvSRAMs, F-RAM ferroelectric memory devices, dual port memories, first-in first-out memories, RoboClock buffers, and programmable clocks. The company’s Data Communications division provides universal serial bus (USB) controllers; Bluetooth low energy and wirelessUSB solutions; module solutions, such as trackpads and Bluetooth low energy modules; and controllers for the new USB type-C standards. Its Emerging Technology division provides wafer level chip scale packaging solutions and foundry services, as well as other development stage activities. The company serves various markets, including automotive, industrial, communications, consumer, computation, data communications, mobile handsets, and military markets. It sells its semiconductor products through distributors and manufacturing representative firms, as well as through sales force to direct original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers. The company has a strategic foundry partnership with HuaHong Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation and United Microelectronics Corporation. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) dropped $-0.84 to close the day at a new closing price of $75.18, a -1.1% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 19.48% above its 52 week low of $63.53. A total of 3M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.49M. The stock, which fluctuated between $74.83 and $75.65 during the day, currently situated -10.11% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -4.59% in the past one month and up by 2.57% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $84.7 and RSI of 40.18, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

 

Stocks Under Review: Novatel Wireless Inc. (MIFI) Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL) The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX)

Novatel Wireless Inc. (MIFI) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 12.79% or $0.39 to close the day at $3.44 on light trading volume of 3.62M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 478.04K. The San Diego California 92121 based company has been outperforming the diversified communication services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 40.41%, compared to the industry which has advanced 17.01% over the same period. With RSI of 65.09, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $3.56, making it a hold for now.

Novatel Wireless, Inc. provides Internet of things (IoT) solutions for the telematics market worldwide. The company offers machine-to-machine (M2M) products and solutions, including M2M embedded modules; integrated M2M communications devices; and Ctrack fleet management and vehicle telematics solutions, such as software-as-a-service (SaaS), hardware, and managed services that provide vehicle tracking and diagnostics for transportation and logistics, fleet management, stolen vehicle recovery and security, asset tracking, and usage-based insurance markets. It also provides FW and novatel wireless M2M managed services comprising integration and design services, such as security and surveillance, asset management solutions, high-capacity wireless communications, fleet management and remote monitoring, and control; crossroads, an adaptable IoT application framework; device management services; and hosted SaaS platform. In addition, the company offers MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspots that provide connectivity option for Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as iPad, Kindle, tablets, PCs, MP3 players, and gaming devices; 4G Long Term Evolution Broadband Router with Voice, a wireless solution that supports wireless voice and data; USB and PC-Card/Expresscard modems for wireless broadband networks access; and embedded modules for use in computing devices, such as laptop PCs, netbooks, tablets, and other electronic products to provide wireless broadband access. The company serves wireless operators, distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and various companies in vertical markets through direct sales force and distributors. Novatel Wireless, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL) retreated with the stock falling -0.38% or $-0.28 to close at $73.25 on light trading volume of 3.61M compared its three months average trading volume of 3M. The New York New York 10022 based company operating under the Personal Products industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 20.35% up for the period and up by 11.82% so far this year. With price target of $76.93 and a 21.89% rebound from 52-week low, Colgate-Palmolive Co. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells consumer products worldwide. It operates through two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. The company offers oral care products, including toothpastes, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes, as well as pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals; personal care products comprising bar and liquid hand soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, and deodorants and antiperspirants; and home care products, such as laundry and dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, household cleaners, bleaches, and other similar items. It also provides pet nutrition products for everyday nutritional needs, a range of therapeutic products to manage disease conditions, and various products with natural ingredients. The company’s principal global and regional trademarks include Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet, and Hill’s Ideal Balance. It markets and sells its pet nutrition products for dogs and cats through pet supply retailers and veterinarians. Colgate-Palmolive Company was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.63% or $-0.48 to close the day at $76.02 on higher than average trading volume of 3.6M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.47M. The Framingham Massachusetts 01701 based company has been outperforming the department stores companies by 2.0928% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 8.24% YTD, versus the department stores industry which is up 5.41% for the same period. The RSI of 44.74 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Antero Resources (AR), California Resources (CRC), The TJX (TJX)

California Resources Corporation (CRC) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.8% or $0.09 to close the day at $11.34 on light trading volume of 3.05M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.26M. The Los Angeles California 91311 based company has been underperforming the independent oil & gas group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -59.35%, compared to the industry which has advanced 14.94% over the same period. With RSI of 53.93, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $15.57, making it a hold for now.

California Resources Corporation operates as an oil and natural gas exploration and production company in the State of California. It produces oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The company holds interests in approximately 2.4 million net acres. As of December 31, 2015, it had net proved reserves of 644 million barrels of oil equivalent. It also gathers, processes, and markets oil and gas products to marketers, California refineries, and other purchasers that have access to transportation and storage facilities. In addition, the company generates and sells electricity to the grid and to others through contractual agreements. California Resources Corporation is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) climbed 0.53% during last trading as the stock added $0.4 to finish the day at $76.5 with about 3.04M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.46M. The $50.48B market cap company, which fluctuated between $76.13 and $77.13 during the day, currently situated 21.58% above its 52 week low of $63.53 and -8.54% away from its one year high of $83.64. The RSI of 47.39 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Antero Resources Corporation (AR) saw its value decrease by -1.6% as the stock dropped $-0.44 to finish the day at a closing price of $26.99. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $18.5-$30.66 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $26.81 to $27.98 during the day, are down by -5.63% in the past three months and up by 9.32% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.57% above its 20 day moving average and 1.02% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $3.39 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 52.88. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores, and develops natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2014, the company had 543,000 net acres of oil and gas properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. It also owns and operates 153 miles of gas gathering pipelines in the Marcellus Shale; and 96 miles of low-pressure, high-pressure, and condensate pipelines in the Utica Shale. The company was formerly known as Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation and changed its name to Antero Resources Corporation in June 2013. Antero Resources Corporation was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Antero Resources Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Antero Resources Investment LLC.

 

Stocks In Queue: The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX), American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC), Synergy Resources Corporation (SYRG)

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) climbed 0.5% during last trading as the stock added $0.37 to finish the day at $75.06 with about 3.51M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.47M. The $49.53B market cap company, which fluctuated between $74.94 and $76.3 during the day, currently situated 19.29% above its 52 week low of $63.53 and -10.26% away from its one year high of $83.64. The RSI of 37.88 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of July 30, 2016, the company operated a total of 3,675 stores in nine countries, which included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC) gained $0.25 to close the day at a new closing price of $19.55, a 1.3% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 35.69% above its 52 week low of $15.69. A total of 3.49M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.16M. The stock, which fluctuated between $19.34 and $19.56 during the day, currently situated -1.86% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.7% in the past one month and up by 5.07% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $19.9 and RSI of 52.86, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company invests in residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by government-sponsored enterprise or by the United States government agency. It funds its investments primarily through short-term borrowings structured as repurchase agreements. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. American Capital Agency Corp. was founded in 2008 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Synergy Resources Corporation (SYRG) had a light trading with around 3.49M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.68M. The stock traded between $5.87 and $6.14 before closing at the price of $5.88 with -3.29% change on the day. The Denver Colorado 80202 based company is currently trading 17.37% above its 52 week low of $5.01 and -51.96% below its 52 week high of $12.24. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 36.22 and $8.92 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Synergy Resources Corporation engages in the acquisition, development, exploitation, exploration, and production of oil and natural gas properties primarily located in the Denver-Julesburg Basin in Colorado. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 349,000 net acres under lease, which are located in the Wattenberg Field of the Denver-Julesburg Basin; and operated 369 net producing wells. It also has mineral assets in Yuma and Washington Counties, Colorado. Synergy Resources Corporation is based in Denver, Colorado.