3 Notable Runners: Cellectar Biosciences, Inc. (CLRB), Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO), Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (STWD)

Cellectar Biosciences, Inc. (CLRB) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 6.41% or $0.15 to close the day at $2.49 on lower than average trading volume of 1.67M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 880.75K. The Madison Wisconsin 53716 based company has been outperforming the biotechnology companies by 33.8238% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 104.1% YTD, versus the biotechnology industry which is up 0.44% for the same period. The RSI of 85.55 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Cellectar Biosciences, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in the development of targeted phospholipid drug conjugates (PDCs) for the treatment and imaging of cancer. It offers CLR 131, a PDC radiotherapeutic product candidate and is currently being evaluated in a Phase I study for the treatment of relapse or refractory multiple myeloma; CLR 125, a cancer-targeting radiotherapeutic is under pre-clinical investigation for the treatment of micrometastatic disease ; CLR 124, a cancer-targeting positron emission tomography (PET) imaging PDC for the selective detection of tumors and metastases in a broad range of cancers; and CLR 1502, a cancer-targeting NIR-fluorophore optical imaging PDC for intraoperative tumor and tumor margin illumination. The company was formerly known as Novelos Therapeutics, Inc. and changed its name to Cellectar Biosciences, Inc. in February 2014. Cellectar Biosciences, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO) had a active trading with around 1.66M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.33M. The stock traded between $57.85 and $59.56 before closing at the price of $59.44 with 2.03% change on the day. The New York New York 10012 based company is currently trading 79.79% above its 52 week low of $33.06 and 1.16% above its 52 week high of $59.56. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 80.38 and $59.94 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. Further, the company offers free-to-play mobile games, such as Dragon City and Monster Legends on iOS and Android platforms. Its 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. The company 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.

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (STWD) traded within a range of $22.56 to $22.81 after opening the day at $22.78. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 3.14% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.75% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $22.64 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -1.26% below its 52 week high of $23.46 and 45.54% above its 12-month low of $17.29. The shares are up by over 8.63% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 59.95 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

 

Momentum Stocks: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO), Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ANTH), Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR)

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO) grew with the stock adding 0.93% or $0.54 to close at $58.42 on active trading volume of 2.32M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.33M. The New York New York 10012 based company operating under the Multimedia & Graphics Software industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 71.17% up for the period and up by 18.52% so far this year. With price target of $59.94 and a 76.71% rebound from 52-week low, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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. Further, the company offers free-to-play mobile games, such as Dragon City and Monster Legends on iOS and Android platforms. Its 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. The company 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.

Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ANTH) had a active trading with around 2.32M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.98M. The stock traded between $0.6235 and $0.688 before closing at the price of $0.64 with 2.74% change on the day. The Hayward California 94545 based company is currently trading 25.08% above its 52 week low of $0.51 and -86.98% below its 52 week high of $4.9. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $2.85 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of medicines for patients with unmet medical needs. The company’s Phase III product candidates include liprotamase or Sollpura, a non-porcine investigational pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy for the treatment of patients with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency; and Blisibimod that targets B-cell activating factor associated with various B-cell mediated autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus, lupus nephritis, and others. It also develops Blisibimod, which is in Phase II clinical study for the treatment of Immunoglobulin A nephropathy. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Hayward, California.

Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) saw its value decrease by -0.21% as the stock dropped $-0.06 to finish the day at a closing price of $28.42. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $15.3-$37.48 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $27.87 to $28.57 during the day, are down by -0.13% in the past three months and up by 0.98% over the past six months. It is currently trading -4.6% below its 20 day moving average and -8.83% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $32.56 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 36.96.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Murphy Oil Corporation operates as an oil and gas exploration and production company worldwide. It explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The company was formerly known as Murphy Corporation and changed its name to Murphy Oil Corporation in 1964. Murphy Oil Corporation was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in El Dorado, Arkansas.

 

Momentum Stocks: Rice Energy Inc. (RICE), Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM), Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO)

Rice Energy Inc. (RICE) grew with the stock adding 2.99% or $0.63 to close at $21.7 on light trading volume of 2.83M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.92M. The Canonsburg Pennsylvania 15317 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 137.94% up for the period and up by 1.64% so far this year. With price target of $30.8 and a 169.23% rebound from 52-week low, Rice Energy Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Rice Energy Inc., an independent natural gas and oil company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquid (NGL) properties in the Appalachian Basin. The company operates through two segments, Exploration and Production, and Midstream. As of December 31, 2015, it held approximately 92,000 net acres in the southwestern core of the Marcellus Shale, Pennsylvania; and approximately 56,000 net acres in the southeastern core of the Utica Shale located in Belmont County, Ohio. The company also has operations in the Upper Devonian Shale located on Pennsylvania acreage. It had 120 net producing wells in the Marcellus Shale; 4 net producing wells in the Upper Devonian Shale; and 19 net producing wells in the Utica Shale. The company is also involved in the gathering and compression of natural gas, oil, and NGL; and the provision of water services to support well completion activities. Rice Energy Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM) had a active trading with around 2.8M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.43M. The stock traded between $18.03 and $18.94 before closing at the price of $18.94 with 4.58% change on the day. The Phoenix Arizona 85054 based company is currently trading 7.67% above its 52 week low of $17.59 and -36.87% below its 52 week high of $30. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $23.38 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of fresh, natural, and organic food in the United States. The company’s retail stores offer fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, grocery, meat and seafood, deli, bakery, dairy, frozen foods, body care and natural household items, beer and wine, and dairy alternatives. As of November 3, 2016, it operated 252 stores in 13 states. Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO) saw its value increase by 4.3% as the stock gained $2.31 to finish the day at a closing price of $56.02. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $33.06-$56.71 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $53.84 to $56.13 during the day, are up by 13.82% in the past three months and up by 35.51% over the past six months. It is currently trading 5.76% above its 20 day moving average and 10.15% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $55.09 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 72.29.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

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. Further, the company offers free-to-play mobile games, such as Dragon City and Monster Legends on iOS and Android platforms. Its 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. The company 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.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO), Navient Corporation (NAVI), Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (PIR)

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.92% or $-0.5 to close the day at $53.7 on active trading volume of 1.88M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.28M. The New York New York 10012 based company has been outperforming the multimedia & graphics software group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 59.68%, compared to the industry which has advanced 41.96% over the same period. With RSI of 61.37, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $55.09, making it a hold for now.

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. Further, the company offers free-to-play mobile games, such as Dragon City and Monster Legends on iOS and Android platforms. Its 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. The company 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.

Navient Corporation (NAVI) retreated with the stock falling -0.97% or $-0.15 to close at $15.33 on light trading volume of 1.87M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.32M. The Wilmington Delaware 19801 based company operating under the Credit Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 79.73% up for the period and down by -6.7% so far this year. With price target of $18 and a 95.95% rebound from 52-week low, Navient Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Navient Corporation provides financial products and services in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) Loans, Private Education Loans, and Business Services. It holds the portfolio of education loans insured or guaranteed under the FFELP, as well as the portfolio of private education loans. The company also provides asset recovery services for loans and receivables on behalf of guarantors of FFELP loans, and higher education institutions, as well as federal, state, court, and municipal clients; and business processing services on behalf of municipalities, public authorities, and hospitals. Navient Corporation is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (PIR) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.68% or $-0.12 to close the day at $7.03 on lower than average trading volume of 1.87M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.24M. The Fort Worth Texas 76102 based company has been outperforming the specialty retail, other companies by 62.5193% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -17% YTD, versus the specialty retail, other industry which is up 9.9% for the same period. The RSI of 40.37 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. engages in the retail sale of decorative accessories, furniture, candles, housewares, gifts, and seasonal products. It offers decorative accents and textiles, such as rugs, wall decorations and mirrors, pillows, bedding, lamps, vases, dried and artificial flowers, baskets, ceramics, dinnerware, candles, fragrance, gifts, and seasonal items. The company also provides furniture and furniture cushions that are used in living, dining, office, kitchen and bedroom areas, sunrooms, and patios. Further, it supplies merchandise and licenses the Pier 1 Imports name. The company sells its products through retail stores and e-Commerce Website. As of February 27, 2016, the company operated 953 stores in the United States and 79 stores in Canada. Pier 1 Imports, Inc. was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO), Janus Capital Group, Inc. (JNS), GameStop Corp. (GME)

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO) saw its value increase by 1.32% as the stock gained $0.71 to finish the day at a closing price of $54.36. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $31.66-$55.47 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $53.35 to $55.47 during the day, are up by 22.46% in the past three months and up by 35.32% over the past six months. It is currently trading 5.08% above its 20 day moving average and 8.41% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $54.49 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 75.17.The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

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.

Janus Capital Group, Inc. (JNS) shares were down in last trading by -1.2% to $12.35. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -3.21% over the past week and fell -6.93% in the past month. It is currently trading -8.72% below its 50 day moving average and -11.98% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -25.03% decrease in value from its one year high of $16.62. The RSI indicator value of 30.57, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Janus Capital Group, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company with approximately $167.7 billion in assets under management. It also provides retirement planning, investment planning, tax planning, investment for college, and tax planning services to its clients. The firm primarily provides its services to investment companies, retail investors, institutions, and individuals. Through its subsidiaries, it manages equity, fixed income, money markets, and balanced mutual funds for its clients and invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. The firm was formerly known as Stilwell Financial Incorporated. Janus Capital Group was founded in 1969 and is based in Denver Colorado with additional offices in the United States, Hong Kong; London; Milan; and Tokyo, Japan.

GameStop Corp. (GME) traded within a range of $24.08 to $24.64 after opening the day at $24.49. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -3.8% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.78% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $24.3 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -24.92% below its 52 week high of $33.72 and 22.7% above its 12-month low of $20.1. The shares are up by over 2.55% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 49.62 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

GameStop Corp. operates as an omnichannel video game retailer. It sells new and pre-owned video game hardware; physical and digital video game software; pre-owned and value video game products; video game accessories, such as controllers, gaming headsets, memory cards, and other add-ons for use with video game hardware and software; and digital products, including downloadable content, network points cards, prepaid digital and subscription cards, and digitally downloadable software. The company also sells mobile and consumer electronics, including smart phones, tablets, headphones, and accessories, as well as pre-owned smart phones; personal computer (PC) entertainment software in various genres, including sports, action, strategy, adventure/role playing, and simulation; and strategy guides, magazines, and gaming-related toys. In addition, it operates electronic commerce Websites comprising gamestop.com, ebgames.com.au, ebgames.co.nz, gamestop.ca, gamestop.it, gamestop.ie, gamestop.de, gamestop.co.uk, thinkgeek.com, and micromania.fr. Further, the company operates kongregate.com, a browser-based game site; Game Informer magazine, a print and digital video game publication; iOS and Android mobile applications; Simply Mac, a certified Apple consumer electronic products reseller; and Spring Mobile, an authorized AT&T reseller operating pre-paid wireless stores under the Cricket Wireless name that offers prepaid services, devices, and accessories. As of January 30, 2016, it operated approximately 7,117 stores in the United States, Australia, Canada, and Europe. GameStop Corp. primarily offers its products under the GameStop, EB Games, and Micromania names. The company, formerly known as GSC Holdings Corp., was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST), Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO), Newfield Exploration Company (NFX)

Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) saw its value increase by 1.65% as the stock gained $0.73 to finish the day at a closing price of $45. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $37.69-$55.5 per share for the past year. The shares are down by -5.53% in the past three months and down by -12.13% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.84% above its 20 day moving average and -2.32% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $54.24 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 52.04.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Monster Beverage Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, sells, and distributes energy drink beverages and its concentrates in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Finished Products, Concentrate, and Other. The company provides carbonated energy, and non-carbonated dairy based coffee and energy drinks to full service beverage distributors, retail grocery and specialty chains, wholesalers, club stores, drug chains, mass merchandisers, convenience chains, health food distributors, food service customers, and the military; and concentrates and/or beverage bases to authorized bottling and canning operations. Monster Beverage Corporation sells its products under the Monster Energy, Nalu, Monster Rehab, NOS, Monster Energy Extra Strength Nitrous Technology, Full Throttle, Java Monster, Burn, Muscle Monster, Mother, Mega Monster Energy, Ultra, Punch Monster, Play and Power Play, Juice Monster, Gladiator, M3, Relentless, Übermonster, Samurai, BU, and BPM brands. The company was formerly known as Hansen Natural Corporation and changed its name to Monster Beverage Corporation in January 2012. Monster Beverage Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Corona, California.

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO) shares were up in last trading by 1.64% to $50.85. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 5.94% over the past week and grew 6.05% in the past month. It is currently trading 9.16% above its 50 day moving average and 24.46% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a 0.57% increase in value from its one year high of $51.23. The RSI indicator value of 64.43, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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.

Newfield Exploration Company (NFX) traded within a range of $45.79 to $47.96 after opening the day at $47. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 47.05% so far this year. The stock was up close to 2.7% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $47.88 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -4.24% below its 52 week high of $50 and 129.75% above its 12-month low of $20.84. The shares are up by over 17.79% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 66.31 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Newfield Exploration Company, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States. Its principal areas of operation include the Anadarko and Arkoma basins of Oklahoma, the Williston Basin of North Dakota, the Uinta Basin of Utah, and the Maverick and Gulf Coast basins of Texas. The company also holds offshore oil developments in China. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of approximately 509 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

 

Momentum Stocks in Focus: Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN), Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO), Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (TNXP)

Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.52% or $0.29 to close the day at $56.35 on light trading volume of 2.86M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.19M. The Seattle Washington 98101 based company has been outperforming the apparel stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 3.15%, compared to the industry which has dropped -2.55% over the same period. With RSI of 54.82, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $54.78, making it a hold for now.

Nordstrom, Inc., a fashion specialty retailer, offers apparel, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories for men, women, and children in the United States and Canada. It operates through two segments, Retail and Credit. The Retail segment offers a selection of brand name and private label merchandise through various channels, including Nordstrom branded full-line stores and online store at Nordstrom.com; Nordstrom Rack stores; Nordstromrack.com and HauteLook; and other retail channels, including Trunk Club showrooms and TrunkClub.com, Jeffrey boutiques, and clearance store that operates under the name Last Chance. The Credit segment operates Nordstrom fsb, a federal savings bank, which provides a private label credit card, two Nordstrom VISA credit cards, and a debit card. Its credit and debit cards feature a shopping-based loyalty program. As of November 18, 2016, the company operated 348 stores in 40 states, including 123 full-line stores in the United States, Canada; and Puerto Rico; 215 Nordstrom Rack stores; 2 Jeffrey boutiques; and 2 clearance stores. Nordstrom, Inc. also sells its products through catalogs. The company was founded in 1901 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO) grew with the stock adding 3.32% or $1.61 to close at $50.09 on active trading volume of 2.84M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.88M. The New York New York 10012 based company operating under the Multimedia & Graphics Software industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 41.62% up for the period and up by 43.77% so far this year. With price target of $51.29 and a 59.73% rebound from 52-week low, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (TNXP) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -5.88% or $-0.03 to close the day at $0.4 on higher than average trading volume of 2.83M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.23M. The New York New York 10022 based company has been underperforming the drug manufacturers – major companies by -83.744% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -94.78% YTD, versus the drug manufacturers – major industry which is down -1.41% for the same period. The RSI of 36.67 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, develops medicines for common disorders of the central nervous system. The company’s lead program focuses on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that is characterized by chronic disability, inadequate treatment options, high utilization of healthcare services, and economic burden. Its lead product candidate includes TNX-102 SL, a cyclobenzaprine HCl sublingual tablet, a Phase III clinical stage for the treatment of PTSD; and Phase II clinical stage for the treatment of military-related PTSD. The company also develops TNX-301, a fixed dose combination drug product that contains disulfiram and selegiline for the treatment of alcohol use disorders, as well as biodefense development programs for protection from smallpox virus and radiation injury. Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. was founded in 2007 and is based in New York, New York.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO), MGM Resorts International (MGM), QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO) saw its value increase by 4.65% as the stock gained $2.16 to finish the day at a closing price of $48.63. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $31.36-$50.19 per share for the past year. The shares are up by 18.67% in the past three months and up by 33.71% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.72% above its 20 day moving average and 7.29% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $51.29 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 59.63.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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.

MGM Resorts International (MGM) shares were up in last trading by 1.15% to $28.03. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.57% over the past week and grew 7.44% in the past month. It is currently trading 7.09% above its 50 day moving average and 20.6% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.67% decrease in value from its one year high of $28.8. The RSI indicator value of 65.05, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) opening the day at $66.44. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 37.06% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.56% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $66.67 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -6.91% below its 52 week high of $71.62 and 62.21% above its 12-month low of $42.24. The shares are up by over 7.13% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 49.84 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

QUALCOMM Incorporated develops, designs, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services in China, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and other technologies for use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses or provides rights to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which include various patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of certain wireless products comprising products implementing CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD, and/or LTE standards, as well as their derivatives. The QSI segment invests in early-stage companies in various industries, including digital media, e-commerce, healthcare, and wearable devices for supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications. The company also develops and offers products for implementation of small cells; mobile health products and services; software products, and content and push-to-talk enablement services to wireless operators; and development, and other services and related products to the United States government agencies and their contractors. In addition, it licenses chipset technology and products for data centers. QUALCOMM Incorporated was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, 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.

 

Momentum Stocks in Focus: Nabors Industries Ltd. (NBR) Parsley Energy, Inc. (PE) Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO)

Nabors Industries Ltd. (NBR) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.06% or $0.12 to close the day at $11.45 on light trading volume of 6.1M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.19M. The Hamilton HC HM 08 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas drilling & exploration group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 5.82%, compared to the industry which has advanced 13.32% over the same period. With RSI of 39.64, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $13.66, making it a hold for now.

Nabors Industries Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides drilling and rig services. It offers equipment manufacturing, rig instrumentation, optimization software, and directional drilling services; and patented steering systems and rig instrumentation software systems, including ROCKIT directional drilling system that provides data collection services to oil and gas exploration and service companies, and RIGWATCH software, which monitors a rig’s real-time performance and daily reporting for drilling operations. The company also manufactures and sells top drives, catwalks, wrenches, draw works, and other drilling related equipment; and offers well-site services, such as engineering, transportation and disposal, construction, maintenance, well logging, directional drilling, data collection, and other support services. As of December 31, 2015, it marketed approximately 430 rigs for land-based drilling operations in the United States, Canada, and approximately 20 other countries worldwide; 42 rigs for offshore drilling operations in the United States and internationally; and 6 jackup units. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Parsley Energy, Inc. (PE) grew with the stock adding 2.06% or $0.67 to close at $33.19 on active trading volume of 6.07M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.07M. The Austin Texas 78701 based company operating under the Independent Oil & Gas industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 89.87% up for the period and up by 79.89% so far this year. With price target of $41 and a 128.74% rebound from 52-week low, Parsley Energy, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Parsley Energy, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, development, production, exploration, and sale of crude oil and natural gas properties in the Permian Basin located in West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico. As of December 31, 2015, its acreage position consisted of 110,967 net acres, including 84,441 net acres in the Midland Basin and 26,526 net acres in the Delaware Basin; and estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves were 123.8 MMBoe. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 7.79% or $3.49 to close the day at $48.29 on higher than average trading volume of 6.07M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.71M. The New York New York 10012 based company has been outperforming the multimedia & graphics software companies by 16.6836% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 38.61% YTD, versus the multimedia & graphics software industry which is up 14.68% for the same period. The RSI of 68.35 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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.