Stocks in Review: Total System Services, Inc. (TSS), Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (WDR), Depomed, Inc. (DEPO)

Total System Services, Inc. (TSS) traded within a range of $53.25 to $53.87 after opening the day at $53.7. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 9.5% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.19% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $53.69 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -4.64% below its 52 week high of $56.54 and 43.78% above its 12-month low of $38.73. The shares are up by over 8.29% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 63.29 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Total System Services, Inc. provides payment processing, merchant, and related payment services to financial and nonfinancial institutions in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. It operates through four segments: North America Services, International Services, Merchant Services, and NetSpend. The company offers account processing and output services, including processing the card application, initiating service for the cardholder, processing card transaction for the issuing retailer or financial institution, and accumulating the account’s transactions. It also provides fraud management services to monitor the unauthorized use of accounts; fraud detection systems for identifying fraudulent transactions; and other services, such as customized communication services to cardholders, and information verification services associated with granting credit, debt collection, and customer service. In addition, the company offers processing services, acquiring solutions, related systems, and integrated support services, which include processing various payment forms, such as credit, debit, prepaid, electronic benefit transfer, and electronic check; authorization and capture of transactions; clearing and settlement of transactions; information reporting services related to transactions; merchant billing services; and point-of-sale equipment sales and service. Further, it provides general purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards and payroll cards, as well as alternative financial services to underbanked and other consumers. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (WDR) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 2.47% or $0.44 to close the day at $18.25 on light trading volume of 1.29M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.34M. The Overland Park Kansas 66202 based company has been underperforming the asset management group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -7.49%, compared to the industry which has advanced 34.53% over the same period. With RSI of 45.01, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $16.79, making it a hold for now.

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides investment management and advisory, investment product underwriting and distribution, and shareholder services administration to mutual funds, and institutional and separately managed accounts in the United States. The company acts as an investment adviser for institutional and other private investors, and provides sub advisory services to other investment companies; and underwrites and distributes registered open-end mutual fund portfolios. It also offers fee-based asset allocation investment advisory products to advisors channel customers; distributes business partners’ variable annuity products, and retirement and life insurance products to advisors channel customers; and sells life insurance and disability products underwritten by various carriers. The company distributes investment products through its wholesale channel comprising other broker/dealers, various retirement platforms, and registered investment advisors, as well as through independent financial advisors; and markets investment advisory services to institutional investors directly or through consultants. Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. was founded in 1937 and is based in Overland Park, Kansas.

Depomed, Inc. (DEPO) dropped $-0.12 to close the day at a new closing price of $16.97, a -0.7% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 38.53% above its 52 week low of $12.25. A total of 1.28M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.49M. The stock, which fluctuated between $16.94 and $17.39 during the day, currently situated -37.19% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -10.5% in the past one month and down by -10.73% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $23.91 and RSI of 34.19, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Depomed, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, engages in the development, sale, and licensing of products for pain and other central nervous system conditions in the United States. It offers Gralise (gabapentin), an once-daily product for the management of postherpetic neuralgia; CAMBIA (diclofenac potassium for oral solution), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug indicated for acute treatment of migraine attacks in adults; Zipsor (diclofenac potassium) liquid filled capsule, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for the treatment of mild to moderate acute pain in adults; and Lazanda (fentanyl) nasal spray, an intranasal fentanyl drug used to manage breakthrough pain in adults. The company also provides NUCYNTA ER (tapentadol extended release tablets), a product for the management of pain severe enough to long term opioid treatment, including neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) in adults; and NUCYNTA (tapentadol), a product for the management of moderate to severe acute pain in adults. In addition, it is involved in the clinical development of IW-3718 refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease program using Acuform drug delivery technology; and Cebranopadol, a molecule for the treatment of chronic nociceptive and neuropathic pain. Depomed, Inc. sells its Gralise products to wholesalers and retail pharmacies. The company also has a portfolio of license agreements based on its proprietary Acuform gastroretentive drug delivery technology with Mallinckrodt Inc.; Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Newark, California.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (STWD), Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (CLD), Total System Services, Inc. (TSS)

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (STWD) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.49% or $0.11 to close the day at $22.78 on light trading volume of 1.67M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.48M. The Greenwich Connecticut 06830 based company has been outperforming the reit – diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 40.43%, compared to the industry which has advanced 31.04% over the same period. With RSI of 67.31, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $23.81, making it a hold for now.

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. originates, acquires, finances, and manages commercial mortgage loans, other commercial real estate debt investments, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and other commercial real estate- investments in the United States and Europe. It operates through three segments: Real Estate Lending, Real Estate Investing and Servicing, and Real Estate Property. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes and would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (CLD) climbed 5.58% during last trading as the stock added $0.3 to finish the day at $5.68 with about 1.67M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.96M. The $348.55M market cap company, which fluctuated between $5.32 and $5.82 during the day, currently situated 320.74% above its 52 week low of $1.35 and -29.35% away from its one year high of $8.03. The RSI of 51.1 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Cloud Peak Energy Inc. produces coal in the Powder River Basin in the United States. The company operates through Owned and Operated Mines, and Logistics and Related Activities. It owns and operates three surface coal mines comprising the Antelope Mine and the Cordero Rojo Mine located in Wyoming; and the Spring Creek Mine located in Montana. These mines produce subbituminous thermal coal with low sulfur content. The company sells its coal primarily to domestic and foreign electric utilities. As of December 31, 2015, it controlled approximately 1.1 billion tons of proven and probable reserves. The company also has two development projects comprising the Youngs Creek project, an undeveloped surface mine project located in Wyoming and the Big Metal project located in southeast Montana. In addition, it offers logistics and related services, including the purchase of coal from third parties, as well as the contracting and coordination of the transportation and other handling services from third-party operators. Cloud Peak Energy Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Gillette, Wyoming.

Total System Services, Inc. (TSS) saw its value increase by 1.17% as the stock gained $0.62 to finish the day at a closing price of $53.45. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $37.47-$56.54 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $52.27 to $53.47 during the day, are up by 9.35% in the past three months and up by 10.51% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.79% above its 20 day moving average and 4.89% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $58.85 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 62.88. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Total System Services, Inc. provides payment processing, merchant, and related payment services to financial and nonfinancial institutions in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. It operates through four segments: North America Services, International Services, Merchant Services, and NetSpend. The company offers account processing and output services, including processing the card application, initiating service for the cardholder, processing card transaction for the issuing retailer or financial institution, and accumulating the account’s transactions. It also provides fraud management services to monitor the unauthorized use of accounts; fraud detection systems for identifying fraudulent transactions; and other services, such as customized communication services to cardholders, and information verification services associated with granting credit, debt collection, and customer service. In addition, the company offers processing services, acquiring solutions, related systems, and integrated support services, which include processing various payment forms, such as credit, debit, prepaid, electronic benefit transfer, and electronic check; authorization and capture of transactions; clearing and settlement of transactions; information reporting services related to transactions; merchant billing services; and point-of-sale equipment sales and service. Further, it provides general purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards and payroll cards, as well as alternative financial services to underbanked and other consumers. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Kate Spade & Company (KATE), Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (HLX), Total System Services, Inc. (TSS)

Kate Spade & Company (KATE) saw its value increase by 0.99% as the stock gained $0.18 to finish the day at a closing price of $18.36. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $14.02-$26.46 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $18.1 to $18.54 during the day, are up by 25.15% in the past three months and up by 9.29% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.01% above its 20 day moving average and 9.61% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $19.87 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 56.52.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Kate Spade & Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs and markets apparel and accessories. The company operates in three segments: KATE SPADE North America, KATE SPADE International, and Adelington Design Group. It offers briefcases, handbags, small leather goods, fashion accessories, jewelry, fragrances, and apparel for men, women, and children; and licensed products, including footwear, swimwear, watches, children’s wear, optics, tabletop products, legwear, electronics cases, furniture, bedding, and stationery. The company markets and sells its products under the AXCESS, KATE SPADE SATURDAY, JACK SPADE, MARVELLA, KATE SPADE, MONET, kate spade new York, and TRIFARI brand names. It also designs, develops, and supplies jewelry for the LIZ CLAIBORNE and MONET brands; licenses LIZ CLAIBORNE NEW YORK and LIZWEAR brands. The company sells its products through wholly-owned specialty retail and outlet stores, specialty retail and upscale department stores, and concession stores and upscale wholesale accounts; and a network of distributors, as well as e-commerce Websites. As of January 2, 2016, it had 104 specialty retail stores and 64 outlet stores in the United States; and 22 specialty retail stores and 13 outlet stores internationally, as well as 54 concessions. The company was formerly known as Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Kate Spade & Company in February 2014. Kate Spade & Company was founded in 1976 and is based in New York, New York.

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (HLX) shares were up in last trading by 2.74% to $8.26. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.67% over the past week and fell -14.76% in the past month. It is currently trading -12.64% below its 50 day moving average and -0.98% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -30.41% decrease in value from its one year high of $11.87. The RSI indicator value of 39.57, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides specialty services to the offshore energy industry primarily in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, the Asia Pacific, and West Africa regions. It operates through three segments: Well Intervention, Robotics, and Production Facilities. The company engineers, manages, and conducts well construction, intervention, and abandonment operations in water depths ranging from 200 to 10,000 feet; and operates remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), trenchers, and ROVDrills for offshore construction, maintenance, and well intervention services. It also offers well intervention; intervention engineering; production enhancement; inspection, repair, and maintenance of production structures, trees, jumpers, risers, pipelines, and subsea equipment; and life of field support. In addition, the company provides reclamation and remediation services; well plugging and abandonment services; pipeline abandonment services; and site inspections. Further, it engages in the installation of subsea pipelines, flowlines, control umbilicals, manifold assemblies, and risers; burial of pipelines; installation and tie-in of riser and manifold assembly; commissioning, testing, and inspection activities; and provision of cable and umbilical lay, and connection services. Additionally, the company offers oil and natural gas processing services to oil and natural gas companies; and fast response system services. It serves independent oil and gas producers and suppliers, pipeline transmission companies, alternative energy companies, and offshore engineering and construction firms. The company was formerly known as Cal Dive International, Inc. and changed its name to Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. in March 2006. Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1979 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Total System Services, Inc. (TSS) traded within a range of $50.93 to $52.96 after opening the day at $51.03. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 7.83% so far this year. The stock was up close to 3.67% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $52.87 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -6.1% below its 52 week high of $56.54 and 42.27% above its 12-month low of $37.47. The shares are up by over 8.76% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 59.29 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Total System Services, Inc. provides payment processing, merchant, and related payment services to financial and nonfinancial institutions in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. It operates through four segments: North America Services, International Services, Merchant Services, and NetSpend. The company offers account processing and output services, including processing the card application, initiating service for the cardholder, processing card transaction for the issuing retailer or financial institution, and accumulating the account’s transactions. It also provides fraud management services to monitor the unauthorized use of accounts; fraud detection systems for identifying fraudulent transactions; and other services, such as customized communication services to cardholders, and information verification services associated with granting credit, debt collection, and customer service. In addition, the company offers processing services, acquiring solutions, related systems, and integrated support services, which include processing various payment forms, such as credit, debit, prepaid, electronic benefit transfer, and electronic check; authorization and capture of transactions; clearing and settlement of transactions; information reporting services related to transactions; merchant billing services; and point-of-sale equipment sales and service. Further, it provides general purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards and payroll cards, as well as alternative financial services to underbanked and other consumers. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

 

Investor’s Alert: Total System Services, Inc. (TSS), Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (LPI), UDR, Inc. (UDR)

Total System Services, Inc. (TSS) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.71% or $-0.36 to close the day at $50.32 on higher than average trading volume of 2.46M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.29M. The Columbus Georgia 31901 based company has been outperforming the credit services companies by 1.0461% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 2.63% YTD, versus the credit services industry which is up 1.93% for the same period. The RSI of 40.15 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Total System Services, Inc. provides payment processing, merchant, and related payment services to financial and nonfinancial institutions in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. It operates through four segments: North America Services, International Services, Merchant Services, and NetSpend. The company offers account processing and output services, including processing the card application, initiating service for the cardholder, processing card transaction for the issuing retailer or financial institution, and accumulating the account’s transactions. It also provides fraud management services to monitor the unauthorized use of accounts; fraud detection systems for identifying fraudulent transactions; and other services, such as customized communication services to cardholders, and information verification services associated with granting credit, debt collection, and customer service. In addition, the company offers processing services, acquiring solutions, related systems, and integrated support services, which include processing various payment forms, such as credit, debit, prepaid, electronic benefit transfer, and electronic check; authorization and capture of transactions; clearing and settlement of transactions; information reporting services related to transactions; merchant billing services; and point-of-sale equipment sales and service. Further, it provides general purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards and payroll cards, as well as alternative financial services to underbanked and other consumers. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (LPI) had a light trading with around 2.44M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.31M. The stock traded between $13.18 and $13.81 before closing at the price of $13.57 with 0.15% change on the day. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74119 based company is currently trading 247.95% above its 52 week low of $3.9 and -17.61% below its 52 week high of $16.47. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 40.21 and $15.29 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. operates as an independent energy company in the United States. It focuses on the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties, as well as the transportation of oil and natural gas primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas. As of December 31, 2015, it had interests in the 135,408 net acres in the Permian Basin; and had total proved reserves of 125,698 thousand barrels of oil equivalent. The company was formerly known as Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Laredo Petroleum, Inc. in December 2013. Laredo Petroleum, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

UDR, Inc. (UDR) traded within a range of $34.44 to $35.01 after opening the day at $34.83. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -4.71% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.34% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $34.48 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -7.74% below its 52 week high of $38.61 and 8.27% above its 12-month low of $32.79. The shares are down by over -0.6% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 41.3 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

UDR, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It owns, operates, acquires, renovates, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily apartment communities. The firm was previously known as United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc. UDR, Inc. was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado with additional offices in Dallas, Texas; Houston, Texas; Newport Beach, California; Orlando, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona; Santa Clara, California; Tampa, Florida; and Washington DC, Virginia.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Juno Therapeutics, Inc. (JUNO), Total System Services, Inc. (TSS), News Corporation (NWSA)

Juno Therapeutics, Inc. (JUNO) saw its value decrease by -2.8% as the stock dropped $-0.57 to finish the day at a closing price of $19.8. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $17.52-$49.72 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $19.69 to $20.35 during the day, are down by -21.96% in the past three months and down by -35.98% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.25% 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 $31.09 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 48.62.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Juno Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing cell-based cancer immunotherapies. The company develops cell-based cancer immunotherapies based on its chimeric antigen receptor and T cell receptor technologies to genetically engineer T cells to recognize and kill cancer cells. Its clinical stage CD19 product candidates include JCAR015 that is in Phase II clinical trials for adult patients with relapsed/refractory B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (r/r ALL); JCAR017, which is in Phase I/II trials for pediatric patients with r/r ALL; and JCAR014 that is in Phase I/II trials to treat various B cell malignancies in patients relapsed or refractory to standard therapies. The company’s additional product candidates comprise CD22, a cell surface protein expressed on B lymphocytes; CD171, a cell-surface adhesion molecule to treat neuroblastoma; MUC-16, a protein for treating ovarian cancers; IL-12, a cytokine to overcome the inhibitory effects; ROR-1, a protein for the treatment of non-small cell lung, triple negative breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancers; and WT-1, an intracellular protein that is in Phase I/II clinical trials to treat adult myeloid leukemia and non-small cell lung, breast, pancreatic, ovarian, and colorectal cancers. Juno Therapeutics, Inc. has collaboration agreements with Celgene Corporation, Editas Medicine, Inc., Fate Therapeutics, Inc., MedImmune Limited, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The company was formerly known as FC Therapeutics, Inc. and changed its name to Juno Therapeutics, Inc. in October 2013. Juno Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Total System Services, Inc. (TSS) shares were down in last trading by -0.02% to $51.27. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -3.37% over the past week and grew 4% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.9% above its 50 day moving average and 1.47% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -8.94% decrease in value from its one year high of $56.54. The RSI indicator value of 43.74, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Total System Services, Inc. provides payment processing, merchant, and related payment services to financial and nonfinancial institutions in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. It operates through four segments: North America Services, International Services, Merchant Services, and NetSpend. The company offers account processing and output services, including processing the card application, initiating service for the cardholder, processing card transaction for the issuing retailer or financial institution, and accumulating the account’s transactions. It also provides fraud management services to monitor the unauthorized use of accounts; fraud detection systems for identifying fraudulent transactions; and other services, such as customized communication services to cardholders, and information verification services associated with granting credit, debt collection, and customer service. In addition, the company offers processing services, acquiring solutions, related systems, and integrated support services, which include processing various payment forms, such as credit, debit, prepaid, electronic benefit transfer, and electronic check; authorization and capture of transactions; clearing and settlement of transactions; information reporting services related to transactions; merchant billing services; and point-of-sale equipment sales and service. Further, it provides general purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards and payroll cards, as well as alternative financial services to underbanked and other consumers. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

News Corporation (NWSA) traded within a range of $12.11 to $12.34 after opening the day at $12.33. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 7.59% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.24% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $12.33 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -16.01% below its 52 week high of $14.68 and 22.79% above its 12-month low of $10.21. The shares are up by over 0.9% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 63.95 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

News Corporation, a media and information services company, focuses on creating and distributing content to consumers and businesses worldwide. The company distributes content and data products, such as The Wall Street Journal, Factiva, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Dow Jones Private Markets, and DJX through various media channels, including newspapers, newswires, Websites, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, conferences, and video, as well as applications for mobile devices, tablets, and electronic readers. It also owns and operates daily, Sunday, weekly, and bi-weekly newspapers, including The Australian, The Weekend Australian, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, Herald Sun, Sunday Herald Sun, The Courier Mail, The Sunday Mail, The Advertiser, Sunday Mail, The Sun, The Sun on Sunday, The Times, The Sunday Times, and New York Post, as well as digital mastheads and other Websites. In addition, the company provides home-delivered shopper media, such as free-standing inserts and direct mail products; in-store marketing products and services primarily to consumer packaged goods manufacturers; in-store merchandising services; and digital marketing solutions. Further, it publishes general fiction, nonfiction, children’s, and religious books; and offers sports programming services with seven television channels distributed through cable, satellite and IP, various interactive viewing applications, and broadcast rights to live sporting events. Additionally, the company provides digital advertising services for property and property-related services on Websites and mobile applications; online real estate services; and professional software and services products, including Top Producer, TigerLead, and ListHub, as well as operates residential and commercial property Websites. News Corporation is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Total System Services, Inc. (TSS), Meritor, Inc. (MTOR), Brinker International, Inc. (EAT)

Total System Services, Inc. (TSS) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.89% or $-0.46 to close the day at $51.25 on active trading volume of 2.63M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.31M. The Columbus Georgia 31901 based company has been outperforming the credit services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 31.75%, compared to the industry which has advanced 28.05% over the same period. With RSI of 42.71, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $57.95, making it a hold for now.

Total System Services, Inc. provides payment processing, merchant, and related payment services to financial and nonfinancial institutions in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. It operates through four segments: North America Services, International Services, Merchant Services, and NetSpend. The company offers account processing and output services, including processing the card application, initiating service for the cardholder, processing card transaction for the issuing retailer or financial institution, and accumulating the account’s transactions. It also provides fraud management services to monitor the unauthorized use of accounts; fraud detection systems for identifying fraudulent transactions; and other services, such as customized communication services to cardholders, and information verification services associated with granting credit, debt collection, and customer service. In addition, the company offers processing services, acquiring solutions, related systems, and integrated support services, which include processing various payment forms, such as credit, debit, prepaid, electronic benefit transfer, and electronic check; authorization and capture of transactions; clearing and settlement of transactions; information reporting services related to transactions; merchant billing services; and point-of-sale equipment sales and service. Further, it provides general purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards and payroll cards, as well as alternative financial services to underbanked and other consumers. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

Meritor, Inc. (MTOR) climbed 2.67% during last trading as the stock added $0.39 to finish the day at $14.99 with about 2.62M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 939.37K. The $1.33B market cap company, which fluctuated between $14.76 and $15.45 during the day, currently situated 163.44% above its 52 week low of $5.69 and 2.04% away from its one year high of $15.45. The RSI of 72.86 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Meritor, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, distributes, sells, services, and supports integrated systems, modules, and components to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the aftermarket for the commercial vehicle, transportation, and industrial sectors worldwide. It operates through two segments, Commercial Truck & Industrial; and Aftermarket & Trailer. The Commercial Truck & Industrial segment supplies drivetrain systems and components, including axles, drivelines, and braking and suspension systems primarily for medium-and heavy-duty trucks, off-highway, military, construction, bus and coach, fire and emergency, and other applications. This segment also engages in aftermarket business. The Aftermarket & Trailer segment supplies axles, brakes, drivelines, suspension parts, and other replacement and remanufactured parts to commercial vehicle aftermarket customers. This segment also offers various undercarriage products and systems for trailer applications. The company sells its products under the Meritor, Meritor Wabco, Euclid, Trucktechnic, and Meritor AllFit brands primarily to OEMs and its parts marketing operations, and dealers, as well as for other independent distributors and service garages in the aftermarket industry. The company was formerly known as ArvinMeritor, Inc. and changed its name to Meritor, Inc. in March 2011. Meritor, Inc. was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan.

Brinker International, Inc. (EAT) saw its value decrease by -0.95% as the stock dropped $-0.42 to finish the day at a closing price of $43.82. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $43.3-$55.84 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $43.75 to $45.05 during the day, are down by -10.88% in the past three months and down by -4.93% over the past six months. It is currently trading -8.35% below its 20 day moving average and -13.83% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $52.2 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 19.84. The technical indicator led us to believe the stock will reverse recent losses any time soon.

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

 

Trader Alert: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE), TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (TXMD), Total System Services, Inc. (TSS)

Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) retreated with the stock falling -0.06% or $-0.06 to close at $108.53 on light trading volume of 1.59M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.53M. The San Jose California 95110 based company operating under the Application Software industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 20.86% up for the period and up by 5.42% so far this year. With price target of $122.76 and a 52.28% rebound from 52-week low, Adobe Systems Incorporated has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Adobe Systems Incorporated operates as a diversified software company worldwide. Its Digital Media segment provides tools and solutions that enable individuals, small and medium businesses, and enterprises to create, publish, promote, and monetize their digital content. This segment’s flagship product is Creative Cloud, a subscription service that allows customers to download and install the latest versions of its creative products. This segment serves traditional content creators, Web application developers, and digital media professionals, as well as their management in marketing departments and agencies, companies, and publishers. The company’s Digital Marketing segment offers solutions for how digital advertising and marketing are created, managed, executed, measured, and optimized. This segment provides analytics, social marketing, targeting, media optimization, digital experience management, cross-channel campaign management, and audience management solutions, as well as video delivery and monetization to digital marketers, advertisers, publishers, merchandisers, Web analysts, chief marketing officers, chief information officers, and chief revenue officers. Its Print and Publishing segment offers products and services, such as eLearning solutions, technical document publishing, Web application development, and high-end printing, as well as publishing needs of technical and business, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) printing businesses. The company markets and licenses its products and services directly to enterprise customers through its sales force, as well as to end-users through app stores and through its Website at adobe.com. It also distributes products and services through a network of distributors, value-added resellers, systems integrators, independent software vendors, retailers, and OEMs. Adobe Systems Incorporated has a strategic partnership with comScore, Inc. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (TXMD) gained $0.08 to close the day at a new closing price of $5.82, a 1.39% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 32.57% above its 52 week low of $4.39. A total of 1.59M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.37M. The stock, which fluctuated between $5.74 and $5.98 during the day, currently situated -37.35% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 0.52% in the past one month and down by -8.35% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $19.93 and RSI of 44.45, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

TherapeuticsMD, Inc. operates as a women’s health care product company. The company manufactures and distributes prescription and over-the-counter product lines, including prenatal vitamins, iron supplements, and natural menopause relief products under the vitaMedMD brand, as well as generic formulations of its prescription prenatal vitamins products under the BocaGreenMD Prena1 name. Its pipeline of hormone therapy drug candidates include TX-001HR, a combination of estradiol and progesterone drug candidate under clinical trials for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms due to menopause; TX-002HR, a natural progesterone formulation for the treatment of secondary amenorrhea without the potentially allergenic component of peanut oil; and TX-004HR, an applicator-free vaginal estradiol softgel drug candidate for the treatment of vulvar and vaginal atrophy in post-menopausal women with vaginal linings that do not receive enough estrogen. The company markets its products primarily through a direct national sales force to health care providers in the OB/GYN market space, as well as directly through its Website. TherapeuticsMD, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

Total System Services, Inc. (TSS) shares were up in last trading by 1.39% to $53.99. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.93% over the past week and grew 9.05% in the past month. It is currently trading 7.81% above its 50 day moving average and 7.34% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.11% decrease in value from its one year high of $56.54. The RSI indicator value of 72.32, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Total System Services, Inc. provides payment processing, merchant, and related payment services to financial and nonfinancial institutions in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. It operates through four segments: North America Services, International Services, Merchant Services, and NetSpend. The company offers account processing and output services, including processing the card application, initiating service for the cardholder, processing card transaction for the issuing retailer or financial institution, and accumulating the account’s transactions. It also provides fraud management services to monitor the unauthorized use of accounts; fraud detection systems for identifying fraudulent transactions; and other services, such as customized communication services to cardholders, and information verification services associated with granting credit, debt collection, and customer service. In addition, the company offers processing services, acquiring solutions, related systems, and integrated support services, which include processing various payment forms, such as credit, debit, prepaid, electronic benefit transfer, and electronic check; authorization and capture of transactions; clearing and settlement of transactions; information reporting services related to transactions; merchant billing services; and point-of-sale equipment sales and service. Further, it provides general purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards and payroll cards, as well as alternative financial services to underbanked and other consumers. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

 

Stocks To Track: TransUnion (TRU), Total System Services, Inc. (TSS), Lumentum Holdings Inc. (LITE)

TransUnion (TRU) climbed 0.9% during last trading as the stock added $0.28 to finish the day at $31.33 with about 1.11M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 886.81K. The $5.77B market cap company, which fluctuated between $31.02 and $31.44 during the day, currently situated 53.35% above its 52 week low of $20.43 and -12.46% away from its one year high of $35.79. The RSI of 48.01 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

TransUnion provides risk and information solutions. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Information Services, International, and Consumer Interactive segments. The U.S. Information Services segment provides consumer reports, risk scores, analytical services, and decisioning capabilities; and online data, marketing, and decision services. Its services are used to acquire new customers; assess consumer ability to pay for services; identify cross-selling opportunities; measure and manage debt portfolio risk; collect debt; verify consumer identities; and investigate potential fraud. This segment serves customers in the financial services, insurance, healthcare, and other industries. The International segment offers online data services, marketing services, credit reports, analytics, decision services, and other value-added risk management services; and consumer services, which enable consumers to manage their personal finances. This segment serves customers in financial services, insurance, automotive, collections, and communications industries through direct and indirect channels. The Consumer Interactive segment provides credit reports and scores, credit monitoring, fraud protection and resolution, and financial management solutions that enable consumers to manage their personal finances and take precautions against identity theft. This segment offers its products through online and mobile interfaces. It serves consumers through direct and indirect channels. The company serves businesses and consumers in the United States, South Africa, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, and India, as well as other countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The company was formerly known as TransUnion Holding Company, Inc. and changed its name to TransUnion in March 2015. TransUnion was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Total System Services, Inc. (TSS) gained $0.69 to close the day at a new closing price of $51.01, a 1.37% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 36.99% above its 52 week low of $37.47. A total of 1.1M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.37M. The stock, which fluctuated between $50.21 and $51.04 during the day, currently situated -9.59% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 6.92% in the past one month and up by 5.16% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $57.06 and RSI of 62.77, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Total System Services, Inc. provides payment processing, merchant, and related payment services to financial and nonfinancial institutions in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. It operates through four segments: North America Services, International Services, Merchant Services, and NetSpend. The company offers account processing and output services, including processing the card application, initiating service for the cardholder, processing card transaction for the issuing retailer or financial institution, and accumulating the account’s transactions. It also provides fraud management services to monitor the unauthorized use of accounts; fraud detection systems for identifying fraudulent transactions; and other services, such as customized communication services to cardholders, and information verification services associated with granting credit, debt collection, and customer service. In addition, the company offers processing services, acquiring solutions, related systems, and integrated support services, which include processing various payment forms, such as credit, debit, prepaid, electronic benefit transfer, and electronic check; authorization and capture of transactions; clearing and settlement of transactions; information reporting services related to transactions; merchant billing services; and point-of-sale equipment sales and service. Further, it provides general purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards and payroll cards, as well as alternative financial services to underbanked and other consumers. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

Lumentum Holdings Inc. (LITE) had a active trading with around 1.09M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.02M. The stock traded between $40.25 and $42.5 before closing at the price of $40.5 with -4.03% change on the day. The Milpitas California 95035 based company is currently trading 128.04% above its 52 week low of $18.1 and -10.5% below its 52 week high of $45.25. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 56.06 and $44.71 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Lumentum Holdings Inc. manufactures and sells optical and photonic products in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It operates in two segments, Optical Communications and Commercial Lasers. The Optical Communications segment offers components, modules, and subsystems that enable the transmission and transport of video, audio, and text data over high-capacity fiber optic cables. It offers tunable transponders, transceivers, and transmitter modules; tunable lasers, receivers, and modulators; and transport products comprising reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers, amplifiers, and optical channel monitors, as well as components consisting of 980nm, multi-mode, and Raman pumps. This segment also offers Super Transport Blade, which integrates optical transport functions into a single-slot blade; products for 3-D sensing applications, including a light source product; vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers; distributed feedback and electro-absorption modulated lasers; and individual and compact laser arrays. It serves customers in telecommunications, data communications, and consumer and industrial markets. The Commercial Lasers segment offers diode, direct-diode, diode-pumped solid-state, fiber, and gas lasers. This segment serves customers in markets and applications, such as manufacturing, biotechnology, graphics and imaging, and remote sensing, as well as in precision machining, including drilling in printed circuit boards, wafer singulation, and solar cell scribing. Its lasers products are used in various original equipment manufacturer applications. Lumentum Holdings Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO), Total System Services, Inc. (TSS)

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO) had a light trading with around 1.48M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.8M. The stock traded between $49.04 and $49.72 before closing at the price of $49.22 with -0.71% change on the day. The New York New York 10012 based company is currently trading 56.95% above its 52 week low of $31.36 and -1.93% below its 52 week high of $50.19. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 70.06 and $52.29 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. develops, publishes, and markets interactive entertainment solutions for consumers worldwide. The company offers its products under the Rockstar Games and 2K labels. It develops and publishes action/adventure products under the Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, Midnight Club, and Red Dead names through developing sequels; offering downloadable episodes, and content and virtual currency; and releasing titles for smartphones and tablets. The company also develops brands in other genres, including the L.A. Noire, Bully, and Manhunt franchises. In addition, it publishes various entertainment properties across platforms and a range of genres, including action, adventure, family/casual, racing, role-playing, shooter, sports, and strategy; various unit selling franchises, including BioShock, Borderlands, Carnival Games, Evolve, Mafia, NBA 2K, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Spec Ops, WWE 2K, and XCOM; and various sports simulation titles, including its flagship NBA 2K series, a basketball video game and the WWE 2K professional wrestling series. The company’s products are designed for console gaming systems, such as Sony’s PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Xbox One; and personal computers comprising smartphones and tablets. It delivers its products through physical retail, digital download, online platforms, and cloud streaming services. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Total System Services, Inc. (TSS) shares were up in last trading by 0.61% to $49.68. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.73% over the past week and grew 5.03% in the past month. It is currently trading 2.9% above its 50 day moving average and 2.03% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -11.94% decrease in value from its one year high of $56.69. The RSI indicator value of 56.47, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Total System Services, Inc. provides payment processing, merchant, and related payment services to financial and nonfinancial institutions in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. It operates through four segments: North America Services, International Services, Merchant Services, and NetSpend. The company offers account processing and output services, including processing the card application, initiating service for the cardholder, processing card transaction for the issuing retailer or financial institution, and accumulating the account’s transactions. It also provides fraud management services to monitor the unauthorized use of accounts; fraud detection systems for identifying fraudulent transactions; and other services, such as customized communication services to cardholders, and information verification services associated with granting credit, debt collection, and customer service. In addition, the company offers processing services, acquiring solutions, related systems, and integrated support services, which include processing various payment forms, such as credit, debit, prepaid, electronic benefit transfer, and electronic check; authorization and capture of transactions; clearing and settlement of transactions; information reporting services related to transactions; merchant billing services; and point-of-sale equipment sales and service. Further, it provides general purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards and payroll cards, as well as alternative financial services to underbanked and other consumers. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Total System Services, Inc. (TSS), Mastercard Incorporated (MA), Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE)

Total System Services, Inc. (TSS) had a active trading with around 3.36M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.48M. The stock traded between $50.01 and $51.87 before closing at the price of $50.96 with 5.66% change on the day. The Columbus Georgia 31901 based company is currently trading 36.85% above its 52 week low of $37.47 and -9.68% below its 52 week high of $56.69. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 67.47 and $57.56 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Total System Services, Inc. provides payment processing, merchant, and related payment services to financial and nonfinancial institutions in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. It operates through four segments: North America Services, International Services, Merchant Services, and NetSpend. The company offers account processing and output services, including processing the card application, initiating service for the cardholder, processing card transaction for the issuing retailer or financial institution, and accumulating the account’s transactions. It also provides fraud management services to monitor the unauthorized use of accounts; fraud detection systems for identifying fraudulent transactions; and other services, such as customized communication services to cardholders, and information verification services associated with granting credit, debt collection, and customer service. In addition, the company offers processing services, acquiring solutions, related systems, and integrated support services, which include processing various payment forms, such as credit, debit, prepaid, electronic benefit transfer, and electronic check; authorization and capture of transactions; clearing and settlement of transactions; information reporting services related to transactions; merchant billing services; and point-of-sale equipment sales and service. Further, it provides general purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards and payroll cards, as well as alternative financial services to underbanked and other consumers. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

Mastercard Incorporated (MA) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.33% or $0.34 to close the day at $103.22 on light trading volume of 3.35M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.41M. The Purchase New York 10577 based company has been outperforming the credit services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 5.71%, compared to the industry which has advanced 2.4% over the same period. With RSI of 63.34, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $112.97, making it a hold for now.

MasterCard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services. The company also offers value-added services, such as loyalty and reward programs, and information and consulting services. In addition, it provides cross-border and domestic processing services; and issuer and acquirer processing solutions, and payment and mobile gateways. Further, the company offers various payment products and solutions for cardholders, merchants, financial institutions, and governments; programs that enable issuers to provide consumers with cards to defer payments; payment products and solutions that allow its customers to access funds in deposit and other accounts; prepaid payment programs and management services; and commercial payment products and solutions. Additionally, it provides products and services to prevent, detect, and respond to fraud and ensure the safety of transactions. The company offers payment solutions and services under the MasterCard, Maestro, and Cirrus brands. MasterCard Incorporated was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) shares were down in last trading by -2.23% to $15.75. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -5.18% over the past week and fell -4.02% in the past month. It is currently trading -7.55% below its 50 day moving average and 27% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -22.96% decrease in value from its one year high of $22.25. The RSI indicator value of 38.68, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. It owns and operates approximately 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas; and approximately 12,300 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. Its midstream operations include ownership and operation of approximately 35,000 miles of in service natural gas pipelines, 31 natural gas processing plants, 21 natural gas treating facilities, and 4 natural gas conditioning facilities in Texas, New Mexico, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana; operation of natural gas gathering, oil pipeline, and oil stabilization facilities in South Texas, as well as a natural gas gathering system in Ohio; and transportation and supply of water to natural gas producers in Pennsylvania. The company’s natural gas liquid (NGL) transportation and services operations include ownership of approximately 2,000 miles of NGL pipelines, three NGL processing plants, four NGL and propane fractionation facilities, and NGL storage facilities. It also sells gasoline and middle distillates at retail; operates convenience stores primarily on the east coast and in the Midwest region of the United States; and gathers, purchases, stores, transports, markets, and sells crude oil, NGLs, and refined products. In addition, it provides natural gas compression services; treating services, such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide removal, natural gas cooling, dehydration, and British thermal unit management services; and manages coal and natural resources properties, as well as sells standing timber, leases coal-related infrastructure facilities, collects oil and gas royalties, and generates a total of 75 megawatts electrical power. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Dallas, Texas.