Trader Alert: Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL), Twitter, Inc. (TWTR), MGM Resorts International (MGM)

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) grew with the stock adding 0.5% or $0.06 to close at $12.14 on light trading volume of 16.25M compared its three months average trading volume of 25.09M. The Denver Colorado 80290 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -6.83% down for the period and up by 28.6% so far this year. With price target of $12.16 and a 262.39% rebound from 52-week low, Whiting Petroleum Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in the Rocky Mountains and Permian Basin regions of the United States. It sells oil and gas to end users, marketers, and other purchasers. As of December 31, 2015, the company had total estimated proved reserves of 820.6 million barrels of oil equivalent; and interests in 3,177 net productive wells on approximately 593,900 net developed acres. Whiting Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1980 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) gained $0.01 to close the day at a new closing price of $19.65, a 0.05% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 43.12% above its 52 week low of $13.73. A total of 15.94M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 32.23M. The stock, which fluctuated between $19.38 and $19.84 during the day, currently situated -25.14% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.72% in the past one month and up by 8.26% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $16.95 and RSI of 64.39, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Twitter, Inc. operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope and Vine, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live. It also provides promoted products and services, such as promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends that enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services; and subscription access to its data feed for data partners. In addition, the company offers a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets for developers to contribute their content to its platform; syndicate and distribute Twitter content across their properties; and enhance their Websites and applications with Twitter content. Twitter, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

MGM Resorts International (MGM) shares were up in last trading by 2.16% to $29.27. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.9% over the past week and grew 3.35% in the past month. It is currently trading 7.52% above its 50 day moving average and 21.73% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.41% decrease in value from its one year high of $30.62. The RSI indicator value of 59.45, 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.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Intel Corporation (INTC), Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL), Twitter, Inc. (TWTR)

Intel Corporation (INTC) saw its value increase by 0.56% as the stock gained $0.2 to finish the day at a closing price of $35.7. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $27.68-$38.36 per share for the past year. The shares are up by 1.5% in the past three months and up by 13.12% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.41% above its 20 day moving average and 0.52% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $39.82 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 56.31.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. It operates through Client Computing Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Software and Services, and All Other segments. The company’s platforms are used in various computing applications comprising notebooks, 2 in 1 systems, desktops, servers, tablets, smartphones, wireless and wired connectivity products, wearables, retail devices, and manufacturing devices, as well as for retail, transportation, industrial, buildings, home use, and other market segments. It offers microprocessors that processes system data and controls other devices in the system; chipsets, which send data between the microprocessor and input, display, and storage devices, such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive or solid-state drive, and optical disc drives; and system-on-chip products that integrate its central processing units with other system components onto a single chip. The company also provides communication and connectivity offerings, such as baseband processors, radio frequency transceivers, and power management integrated circuits; and tablet, phone, and Internet of Things solutions, which include multimode 4G LTE modems, Bluetooth technology and GPS receivers, software solutions, and interoperability tests, as well as home gateway and set-top box components. In addition, it offers security solutions for computers, mobile devices, and networks, as well as software and services for technology integration; NAND flash memory products, which are used in solid-state drives; and custom foundry services, including custom silicon, packaging, and manufacturing test services. The company sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and industrial and communications equipment manufacturers in the computing and communications industries. Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) shares were down in last trading by -0.33% to $12.08. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost 0% over the past week and grew 45.19% in the past month. It is currently trading 30.59% above its 50 day moving average and 32.71% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -16.34% decrease in value from its one year high of $14.44. The RSI indicator value of 70.42, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in the Rocky Mountains and Permian Basin regions of the United States. It sells oil and gas to end users, marketers, and other purchasers. As of December 31, 2015, the company had total estimated proved reserves of 820.6 million barrels of oil equivalent; and interests in 3,177 net productive wells on approximately 593,900 net developed acres. Whiting Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1980 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) traded within a range of $19.08 to $19.71 after opening the day at $19.5. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -15.13% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.82% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $19.64 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -25.18% below its 52 week high of $26.2 and 43.04% above its 12-month low of $13.73. The shares are up by over 8.45% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 64.53 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Twitter, Inc. operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope and Vine, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live. It also provides promoted products and services, such as promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends that enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services; and subscription access to its data feed for data partners. In addition, the company offers a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets for developers to contribute their content to its platform; syndicate and distribute Twitter content across their properties; and enhance their Websites and applications with Twitter content. Twitter, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Three Movers to Watch for: AT&T Inc. (T), General Electric Company (GE), Twitter, Inc. (TWTR)

AT&T Inc. (T) grew with the stock adding 2.8% or $0.72 to close at $39.35 on active trading volume of 32.95M compared its three months average trading volume of 25.1M. The Dallas Texas 75202 based company operating under the Telecom Services – Domestic industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 25.57% up for the period and up by 23.52% so far this year. With price target of $40.76 and a 28.45% rebound from 52-week low, AT&T Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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

General Electric Company (GE) gained $0.43 to close the day at a new closing price of $31.6, a 1.38% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 19.35% above its 52 week low of $27.1. A total of 32.86M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 33.33M. The stock, which fluctuated between $30.93 and $31.6 during the day, currently situated -3.5% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 7.81% in the past one month and up by 2.6% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $32.46 and RSI of 67.1, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

General Electric Company (GE) operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. The company’s Power segment offers gas and steam power systems; maintenance, service, and upgrade solutions; distributed power gas engines; water treatment, wastewater treatment, and process system solutions; and nuclear reactors, fuels, and support services. Its Renewable Energy segment provides wind turbine platforms, and hardware and software; offshore wind turbines; and solutions, products, and services to hydropower industry. The company’s Oil and Gas segment provides turbomachinery solutions; surface and subsea drilling and production systems, and equipment for floating production platforms; measurement and control products; and compressors, pumps, valves, and natural gas solutions. Its Energy Management segment offers industrial and grid solutions; and power conversion systems. The company’s Aviation segment designs and produces commercial and military aircraft engines, integrated digital components, electric power, and mechanical aircraft systems; and provides aftermarket services. Its Healthcare segment offers diagnostic imaging and clinical systems; products and services for drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and cellular technologies; and healthcare information technology products. The company’s Transportation segment provides freight and passenger locomotives, parts, wreck repair, software-enabled solutions, mining equipment and services, marine diesel engines, and stationary power diesel engines and motors, as well as overhaul, repair, and upgrade services. Its Appliances & Lighting segment sells and services home appliances; and manufactures, sources, and sells lighting solutions. The company’s Capital segment offers commercial lending and leasing, factoring, energy financial, and aircraft financing and leasing services. General Electric Company was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) shares were up in last trading by 6.86% to $19.48. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 5.35% over the past week and grew 5.81% in the past month. It is currently trading 3.31% above its 50 day moving average and 11.22% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -25.79% decrease in value from its one year high of $26.25. The RSI indicator value of 63.83, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Twitter, Inc. operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope and Vine, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live. It also provides promoted products and services, such as promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends that enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services; and subscription access to its data feed for data partners. In addition, the company offers a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets for developers to contribute their content to its platform; syndicate and distribute Twitter content across their properties; and enhance their Websites and applications with Twitter content. Twitter, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Investor’s Watch List: Morgan Stanley (MS), CSX Corporation (CSX), Twitter, Inc. (TWTR)

Morgan Stanley (MS) had a light trading with around 12.25M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 12.26M. The stock traded between $41.81 and $42.85 before closing at the price of $42.09 with 0.62% change on the day. The New York New York 10036 based company is currently trading 102.59% above its 52 week low of $21.16 and -1.06% below its 52 week high of $42.85. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 77.9 and $38.52 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide. The company’s Institutional Securities segment offers capital raising and financial advisory services, including services related to the underwriting of debt, equity, and other securities, as well as advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, real estate, and project finance. This segment also provides sales and trading services, such as sales, financing, and market-making services in equity securities and fixed income products, including foreign exchange and commodities, as well as prime brokerage services; and corporate lending services, credit products, and investments and research services. Its Wealth Management segment offers various financial services and solutions covering brokerage and investment advisory services, market-making services in fixed income securities, financial and wealth planning services, annuity and insurance products, credit and other lending products, and banking and retirement plan services to individual investors, small-to-medium sized businesses, and institutions. The company’s Investment Management segment provides various investment strategies and products comprising asset management, including equity, fixed income, liquidity, alternatives, and managed futures products. This segment is also involved in merchant banking and real estate investing businesses. Morgan Stanley was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

CSX Corporation (CSX) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.14% or $0.05 to close the day at $36.53 on light trading volume of 12.16M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.87M. The Jacksonville Florida 32202 based company has been outperforming the railroads group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 39.57%, compared to the industry which has advanced 8.64% over the same period. With RSI of 76.94, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $33.26, making it a hold for now.

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-based transportation services in the United States and Canada. The company offers rail services, as well as transports intermodal containers and trailers. It transports agricultural products, phosphates and fertilizers, food and consumer products, chemicals, automotive products, metals, forest products, minerals, and waste and equipment; and coal, coke, and iron ore to electricity-generating power plants, steel manufacturers, and industrial plants. The company also exports coal to deep-water port facilities. In addition, it offers intermodal transportation services through a network of approximately 50 terminals transporting manufactured consumer goods in containers in the eastern United States; drayage services, including the pickup and delivery of intermodal shipments; and trucking dispatch services. Further, the company serves the automotive industry with distribution centers and storage locations, as well as connects non-rail served customers through transferring products from rail to trucks, which includes plastics and ethanol. Additionally, it acquires, develops, sells, leases, and manages real estate properties. The company operates approximately 21,000 route mile rail network, which serves various population centers in 23 states east of the Mississippi River, the District of Columbia, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, as well as owns and leases approximately 4,500 locomotives. It also serves production and distribution facilities through track connections. CSX Corporation was founded in 1978 and is based in Jacksonville, Florida.

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) shares were up in last trading by 1.67% to $18.23. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.38% over the past week and grew 3.7% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.29% below its 50 day moving average and 4.08% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -30.55% decrease in value from its one year high of $26.25. The RSI indicator value of 46.44, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Twitter, Inc. operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope and Vine, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live. It also provides promoted products and services, such as promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends that enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services; and subscription access to its data feed for data partners. In addition, the company offers a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets for developers to contribute their content to its platform; syndicate and distribute Twitter content across their properties; and enhance their Websites and applications with Twitter content. Twitter, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Stocks Roundup: Eli Lilly and Company (LLY), Twitter, Inc. (TWTR), The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW)

Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) grew with the stock adding 2.64% or $1.74 to close at $67.71 on light trading volume of 12.26M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.18M. The Indianapolis Indiana 46285 based company operating under the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -16.29% down for the period and down by -17.49% so far this year. With price target of $85.38 and a 5.5% rebound from 52-week low, Eli Lilly and Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Eli Lilly and Company discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceutical products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Human Pharmaceutical Products and Animal Health Products. The company offers endocrinology products to treat diabetes; osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men; human growth hormone deficiency and pediatric growth conditions; and testosterone deficiency. It also provides neuroscience products for the treatment of depressive disorders, diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain, anxiety disorders, fibromyalgia, and chronic musculoskeletal pain; schizophrenia; attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders; depressive, obsessive-compulsive, bulimia nervosa, and panic disorders; and positron emission tomography imaging of beta-amyloid neurotic plaques in adult brains. In addition, the company offers products for the treatment of non-small cell lung, colorectal, head and neck, pancreatic, metastatic breast, ovarian, bladder, and metastatic gastric cancers, as well as malignant pleural mesothelioma; and cardiovascular products for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and benign prostatic hyperplasia, thrombotic cardiovascular events, and cardiac ischemic complications. Further, it provides animal health products, such as cattle feed additives; protein supplements for cows; leanness and performance enhancers for swine and cattle; antibiotics to treat respiratory and other diseases in cattle, swine, and poultry; anticoccidial agents for poultry; and chewable tablets that kill fleas and prevent flea infestations, heartworm diseases, roundworm diseases, hookworm diseases, and whipworm diseases. Additionally, the company offers products to treat chronic manifestations of atopic dermatitis and congestive heart failure in dogs; chronic allergic dermatitis and kidney diseases in cats. It has a clinical collaboration agreement with Athenex, Inc. Eli Lilly and Company was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) had a light trading with around 12.17M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 33.16M. The stock traded between $17.86 and $18.16 before closing at the price of $17.93 with -0.55% change on the day. The San Francisco California 94103 based company is currently trading 30.59% above its 52 week low of $13.73 and -31.7% below its 52 week high of $26.25. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $16.95 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Twitter, Inc. operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope and Vine, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live. It also provides promoted products and services, such as promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends that enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services; and subscription access to its data feed for data partners. In addition, the company offers a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets for developers to contribute their content to its platform; syndicate and distribute Twitter content across their properties; and enhance their Websites and applications with Twitter content. Twitter, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) saw its value decrease by -2.15% as the stock dropped $-0.85 to finish the day at a closing price of $38.76. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $21.51-$39.69 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $38.46 to $39.41 during the day, are up by 24.22% in the past three months and up by 30.65% over the past six months. It is currently trading 6.74% above its 20 day moving average and 15.62% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $36.65 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 68.54.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, custody, and financial advisory services. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Advisor Services. The Investor Services segment provides retail brokerage and banking services, retirement plan services, and other corporate brokerage services; and stock plan services, compliance solutions, and mutual fund clearing services, as well as engages in the off-platform sales business. The Advisor Services segment provides custodial, trading, and support services; and retirement and corporate brokerage retirement services. The company provides brokerage accounts with cash management capabilities; third-party mutual funds through the Mutual Fund Marketplace, including no-transaction fee mutual funds through the Mutual Fund OneSource service, which includes proprietary mutual funds, plus mutual fund trading, and clearing services to broker-dealers; exchange-traded funds (ETFs), including proprietary and third-party ETFs; and advice solutions, such as managed portfolios of proprietary and third-party mutual funds and ETFs, separately managed accounts, customized personal advice for tailored portfolios, and specialized planning and portfolio management. It also offers banking products and services, including checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, first lien residential real estate mortgage loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and Pledged Asset Lines; and trust services comprising trust custody services, personal trust reporting services, and administrative trustee services. The company serves individuals and institutional clients in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, London, and Hong Kong. The Charles Schwab Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Trader Alert: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR), Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST)

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) retreated with the stock falling -2.49% or $-0.46 to close at $18.03 on light trading volume of 19.58M compared its three months average trading volume of 33.49M. The San Francisco California 94103 based company operating under the Internet Information Providers industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -29.02% down for the period and down by -22.08% so far this year. With price target of $17.03 and a 31.32% rebound from 52-week low, Twitter, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Twitter, Inc. operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope and Vine, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live. It also provides promoted products and services, such as promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends that enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services; and subscription access to its data feed for data partners. In addition, the company offers a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets for developers to contribute their content to its platform; syndicate and distribute Twitter content across their properties; and enhance their Websites and applications with Twitter content. Twitter, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA) gained $0.01 to close the day at a new closing price of $2.87, a 0.35% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 61.24% above its 52 week low of $1.78. A total of 18.94M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 12.19M. The stock, currently situated -5.59% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.5% in the past one month and up by 7.09% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $3.21 and RSI of 53.6, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

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

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) shares were up in last trading by 1.68% to $18.14. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 7.4% over the past week and grew 18.87% in the past month. It is currently trading 14.04% above its 50 day moving average and 13.37% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.01% decrease in value from its one year high of $18.56. The RSI indicator value of 74.77, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR), WPX Energy, Inc. (WPX), NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG)

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) saw its value increase by 1.65% as the stock gained $0.3 to finish the day at a closing price of $18.49. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $13.73-$26.25 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $18.18 to $18.8 during the day, are down by -3.75% in the past three months and up by 21.64% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.61% above its 20 day moving average and -3.03% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $17.03 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 43.63.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Twitter, Inc. operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope and Vine, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live. It also provides promoted products and services, such as promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends that enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services; and subscription access to its data feed for data partners. In addition, the company offers a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets for developers to contribute their content to its platform; syndicate and distribute Twitter content across their properties; and enhance their Websites and applications with Twitter content. Twitter, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

WPX Energy, Inc. (WPX) shares were up in last trading by 27.59% to $15.54. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 17.73% over the past week and grew 43.09% in the past month. It is currently trading 25.94% above its 50 day moving average and 58.18% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a 11.64% increase in value from its one year high of $15.63. The RSI indicator value of 70.29, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

WPX Energy, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, engages in the exploitation and development of unconventional properties in the United States. Its principal areas of operation include the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, the Williston Basin in North Dakota, and the San Juan Basin in New Mexico and Colorado. As of December 31, 2014, the company had proved reserves of 583 million barrels of oil equivalent. WPX Energy, Inc. was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) traded within a range of $11.29 to $11.51 after opening the day at $11.36. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.53% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.27% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $11.34 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -37.79% below its 52 week high of $18.32 and 31.7% above its 12-month low of $8.8. The shares are down by over -6.09% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 52.21 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a power company. The company provides electricity; system power, distributed generation, solar and wind products, backup generation, storage and distributed solar, demand response, energy efficiency, electric vehicle charging stations, and on-site energy solutions; carbon management and specialty services; and various energy services, such as operations, maintenance, technical, development, and asset management services. It owns and operates approximately 50,000 megawatts of generation. The company also offers retail energy, rooftop solar, portable solar, and battery products home services; and various bundled products, which combine energy with protection products, energy efficiency, and renewable energy solutions, as well as offers installation and contract management services for residential solar customers. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 2.77 million recurring and 624,000 discrete customers. In addition, the company owns, operates, and develops solar and wind power projects; develops, constructs, and finances a range of solutions for utilities, schools, municipalities, and commercial markets; and trades in electric power, natural gas, and related commodity and financial products, including forwards, futures, options, and swaps. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 90 active fossil fuel and nuclear plants, 16 utility scale solar facilities, and 36 wind farms and multiple distributed solar facilities. Further, the company transacts in and trades fuel and transportation services; directly sells energy, services, and products and services to retail customers under the NRG, Reliant, and other names; and provides steam, hot water, and chilled water, as well as electricity to commercial businesses, universities, hospitals, and governmental units. NRG Energy, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR), CytRx Corporation (CYTR), Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR)

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.6% or $-0.11 to close the day at $18.19 on light trading volume of 13.52M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 33.28M. The San Francisco California 94103 based company has been underperforming the internet information providers group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -28.39%, compared to the industry which has advanced 3.65% over the same period. With RSI of 41.99, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $17.03, making it a hold for now.

Twitter, Inc. operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope and Vine, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live. It also provides promoted products and services, such as promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends that enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services; and subscription access to its data feed for data partners. In addition, the company offers a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets for developers to contribute their content to its platform; syndicate and distribute Twitter content across their properties; and enhance their Websites and applications with Twitter content. Twitter, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

CytRx Corporation (CYTR) climbed 1.77% during last trading as the stock added $0.01 to finish the day at $0.57 with about 13.5M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 878.33K. The $55.27M market cap company, currently situated 39% above its 52 week low of $0.41 and -84.43% away from its one year high of $3.66. The RSI of 58.62 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

CytRx Corporation operates as a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology. The company’s product candidate is aldoxorubicin, which is in Phase III clinical trial as a therapy for patients with soft tissue sarcomas (STS) whose tumors have progressed following treatment with chemotherapy; in Phase IIb clinical trial in small cell lung cancer; in Phase II clinical trial in HIV-related Kaposi’s sarcoma; in Phase II clinical trial in patients with late-stage glioblastoma (brain cancer); in Phase Ib trial in combination with ifosfamide in patients with STS; and in Phase Ib trial in combination with gemcitabine in subjects with metastatic solid tumors. It also has completed Phase IIb and Phase Ib/II clinical trials with aldoxorubicin as a first-line therapy for STS; a Phase Ib clinical trial of aldoxorubicin in combination with doxorubicin in patients with advanced solid tumors; and a Phase Ib pharmacokinetics clinical trial in patients with metastatic solid tumors. The company is also developing DK049 that is in pre-clinical stage used as anti-cancer drug conjugate. CytRx Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR) saw its value decrease by -1.87% as the stock dropped $-0.07 to finish the day at a closing price of $3.67. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $3.1-$5.85 per share for the past year. The shares are down by -18.9% in the past three months and down by -24.38% over the past six months. It is currently trading 7.17% above its 20 day moving average and -4.78% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $4.85 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 52.91. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Frontier Communications Corporation provides regulated and unregulated voice, data, and video services to residential, business, and wholesale customers in the United States. The company offers residential services, such as fiber-to-the-home and fiber-to-the-node broadband, as well as traditional copper-based broadband products; and commercial services, including Ethernet, dedicated Internet, multiprotocol label switching, time division multiplexing, data transport services, and optical transport services. It also provides Frontier Secure suite of products for computer security, cloud backup and sharing, identity protection, equipment insurance, and technical support; unified messaging services comprising call forwarding, conference calling, caller identification, voicemail, and call waiting services; long distance network services; and packages of communications services. In addition, the company offers switched access services that facilitate other carriers to use the company’s facilities to originate and terminate their local and long distance voice traffic; satellite TV video services; and a range of third-party communications equipment to small, medium, and enterprise business customers. As of December 31, 2015, it had approximately 3,124,200 residential customers; approximately 289,200 business customers; and 2,462,100 broadband subscribers. The company also operates a retail store in Southern California. The company was formerly known as Citizens Communications Company and changed its name to Frontier Communications Corporation in July 2008. Frontier Communications Corporation was founded in 1927 and is based in Norwalk, Connecticut.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: United States Steel Corp. (X), The Coca-Cola Company (KO), Twitter, Inc. (TWTR)

United States Steel Corp. (X) had a active trading with around 19.45M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 18.92M. The stock traded between $31.96 and $33.4 before closing at the price of $32.17 with -3.19% change on the day. The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15219 based company is currently trading 430.16% above its 52 week low of $6.15 and -4.77% below its 52 week high of $33.78. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 78.54 and $22.6 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

United States Steel Corporation produces and sells flat-rolled and tubular steel products in North America and Europe. It operates through three segments: Flat-Rolled Products (Flat-Rolled), U. S. Steel Europe (USSE), and Tubular Products (Tubular). The Flat-Rolled segment offers slabs, rounds, strip mill plates, sheets, and tin mill products. This segment serves customers in the automotive, consumer and the combined industrial, service center, and mining commercial markets. The USSE segment provides slabs, sheets, strip mill plates, tin mill products, and spiral welded pipes, as well as heating radiators and refractory ceramic materials. This segment serves customers in the construction, service center, conversion, container, transportation, appliance and electrical, oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The Tubular segment offers seamless and electric resistance welded steel casing and tubing; and standard and line pipe and mechanical tubing products primarily to customers in the oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The company also provides railroad services; and owns, develops, and manages various real estate assets. United States Steel Corporation was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.53% or $0.22 to close the day at $41.75 on active trading volume of 19.39M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 12.77M. The Atlanta Georgia 30313 based company has been underperforming the beverages – soft drinks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -0.94%, compared to the industry which has advanced 0.68% over the same period. With RSI of 51.28, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $46.72, making it a hold for now.

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures and distributes various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. Its sparkling beverages include nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages with carbonation, such as carbonated energy drinks, and carbonated waters and flavored waters. The company’s still beverages comprise nonalcoholic beverages without carbonation, including noncarbonated waters, flavored and enhanced waters, noncarbonated energy drinks, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, and sports drinks. It also provides flavoring ingredients, sweeteners, beverage ingredients, and fountain syrups, as well as powders for purified water products. The Coca-Cola Company sells its products primarily under the Coca-Cola, Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Minute Maid, Georgia, Powerade, Del Valle, Schweppes, Aquarius, Minute Maid Pulpy, Dasani, Simply, Glacéau Vitaminwater, Bonaqua/Bonaqa, Gold Peak, FUZE TEA, Glacéau Smartwater, and Ice Dew brand names. The company offers its beverage products through a network of company-owned or controlled bottling and distribution operators, as well as through independent bottling partners, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers. The Coca-Cola Company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) shares were up in last trading by 1.33% to $18.3. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.3% over the past week and grew 5.17% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.13% below its 50 day moving average and 4.61% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -30.29% decrease in value from its one year high of $26.25. The RSI indicator value of 43.46, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Twitter, Inc. operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope and Vine, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live. It also provides promoted products and services, such as promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends that enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services; and subscription access to its data feed for data partners. In addition, the company offers a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets for developers to contribute their content to its platform; syndicate and distribute Twitter content across their properties; and enhance their Websites and applications with Twitter content. Twitter, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Stocks To Track: Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), Twitter, Inc. (TWTR)

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) climbed 0.88% during last trading as the stock added $0.44 to finish the day at $50.67 with about 8.09M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 14.18M. The $206.56B market cap company, which fluctuated between $50.17 and $50.8 during the day, currently situated 19.46% above its 52 week low of $43.79 and -9.1% away from its one year high of $56.95. The RSI of 66.91 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. Its Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data services; messaging services; wireless Internet access services on notebook computers and tablets; multimedia access services; business-focused services; location-based services; global data services; home phone connect services; high-speed Internet service; and network access and value added services to support wireless connections for the Internet of Things (IoT). This segment also provides IoT services that support devices used in health monitoring, education, manufacturing, utilities, distribution, and consumer products markets, as well as offers wireless devices, including smartphones and basic phones, tablets, and other Internet access devices. As of December 31, 2015, it had 112.1 million retail connections. The company’s Wireline segment provides high-speed Internet, Fios Internet, and Fios video services; voice services, such as local exchange, regional and long distance calling, and voice messaging services, as well as VoIP services; network products and solutions comprising private Internet protocol (IP), public Internet, Ethernet, and optical networking services; IT infrastructure services, including collocation and managed hosting; cloud services, such as computing, storage, backup, recovery, and application platforms; and business communications services. This segment also offers IoT services; data security services; voice and data services; and data, voice, local dial tone, and broadband services primarily to local, long distance, and other carriers. The company was formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. Verizon Communications Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in New York, New York.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) dropped $-0.5 to close the day at a new closing price of $16.28, a -2.98% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 154.21% above its 52 week low of $6.52. A total of 7.92M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 16.68M. The stock, which fluctuated between $16.14 and $16.63 during the day, currently situated -11.46% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 14.63% in the past one month and up by 2.41% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $18.12 and RSI of 62.27, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company. It operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The International Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, and the United Kingdom; and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol in Equatorial Guinea. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta and Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. As of December 31, 2015, it had rights to participate in developed and undeveloped leases totaling approximately 32,000 net acres. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) had a active trading with around 7.86M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 32.99M. The stock traded between $18.03 and $18.31 before closing at the price of $18.06 with -0.88% change on the day. The San Francisco California 94103 based company is currently trading 31.54% above its 52 week low of $13.73 and -31.62% below its 52 week high of $26.25. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 41.1 and $17.03 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Twitter, Inc. operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope and Vine, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live. It also provides promoted products and services, such as promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends that enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services; and subscription access to its data feed for data partners. In addition, the company offers a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets for developers to contribute their content to its platform; syndicate and distribute Twitter content across their properties; and enhance their Websites and applications with Twitter content. Twitter, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.