Momentum Stocks: Morgan Stanley (MS), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE), Twitter, Inc. (TWTR)

Morgan Stanley (MS) grew with the stock adding 1.89% or $0.61 to close at $32.93 on active trading volume of 18.44M compared its three months average trading volume of 11.87M. The New York New York 10036 based company operating under the Investment Brokerage – National industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 4.47% up for the period and up by 5.43% so far this year. With price target of $33.73 and a 57.55% rebound from 52-week low, Morgan Stanley has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) had a active trading with around 17.49M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.23M. The stock traded between $21.55 and $21.97 before closing at the price of $21.73 with 1.21% change on the day. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company is currently trading 88.61% above its 52 week low of $11.62 and -7.43% below its 52 week high of $23.53. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $23.02 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company provides technology solutions to business and public sector enterprises. It operates through Enterprise Group, Software, Enterprise Services, and Financial Services segments. The Enterprise Group segment offers industry standard servers and business critical systems to address the array of its customers’ compute needs; storage products, such as 3PAR StoreServ, a storage platform; and networking products comprising switches, routers, points, controllers, wireless local area network, and network management products. This segment also provides software-defined networking and unified communications capabilities; and support and consulting services. The Software segment offers software to capture, store, explore, analyze, protect, and share information and insights within and outside organizations; HP Vertica, an analytics database technology for machine, structured, and semi-structured data; and HP IDOL, an analytics tool for human information, as well as solutions for archiving, data protection, eDiscovery, information governance, and enterprise content management. This segment also provides application delivery management, enterprise security, and IT operations management software products. The Enterprise Services segment offers technology consulting, outsourcing, and support services in infrastructure, applications, and business process domains; and application and business services that help clients to develop, revitalize, and manage their applications and information assets. The Financial Services segment provides leasing, financing, IT consumption and utility programs, and asset management services. The company markets and sells its products through resellers, distribution partners, original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, systems integrators, and advisory firms. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) saw its value increase by 1.43% as the stock gained $0.24 to finish the day at a closing price of $17.07. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $13.73-$31.87 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $16.88 to $17.26 during the day, are down by -7.18% in the past three months and down by -2.51% over the past six months. It is currently trading -16.69% below its 20 day moving average and -12.75% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $16.52 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 37.92.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.

 

Stocks in Review: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR), KeyCorp. (KEY), Citigroup Inc. (C)

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) traded within a range of $16.79 to $17.13 after opening the day at $16.86. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -27.27% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.6% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $16.83 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -47.19% below its 52 week high of $31.87 and 22.58% above its 12-month low of $13.73. The shares are down by over -9.32% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 36.08 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.

KeyCorp. (KEY) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.27% or $0.28 to close the day at $12.63 on active trading volume of 18.23M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 16.08M. The Cleveland Ohio 44114 based company has been underperforming the regional – midwest banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -0.75%, compared to the industry which has advanced 7.92% over the same period. With RSI of 55.19, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $14.31, making it a hold for now.

KeyCorp operates as the bank holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various retail and commercial banking services to individual, corporate, and institutional clients in the United States. The company’s Key Community Bank segment offers deposit and investment products; personal finance services and loans, including residential mortgages, home equity, credit cards, and various installment loans for individuals; deposits, investment and credit products, and business advisory services to small businesses; and financial, estate and retirement planning, and asset management services to high-net-worth clients. This segment also provides commercial lending, cash management, equipment leasing, investment and employee benefit programs, succession planning, access to capital markets, derivatives, and foreign exchange services to mid-sized businesses. Its Key Corporate Bank segment offers a suite of banking and capital market products, such as syndicated finance, debt and equity capital market products, commercial payments, equipment finance, commercial mortgage banking, derivatives, foreign exchange, financial advisory, and public finance, as well as commercial mortgage loans for middle market clients comprising consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial, public, real estate, and technology sectors. In addition, KeyCorp provides personal, securities lending, and custody services; access to mutual funds; treasury, investment banking, international banking, and investment management services; public retirement plans, and foundations and endowments plans; and financial services consisting of community development financing, securities underwriting, and brokerage, as well as merchant services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 966 retail banking branches and 1,257 automated teller machines in 12 states, as well as a telephone banking call center. KeyCorp was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Citigroup Inc. (C) gained $0.39 to close the day at a new closing price of $48.99, a 0.8% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 42.58% above its 52 week low of $34.52. A total of 18.16M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 17.1M. The stock, which fluctuated between $48.81 and $49.29 during the day, currently situated -12.72% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 5.15% in the past one month and up by 10.56% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $54.26 and RSI of 60.88, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Citigroup Inc., a diversified financial services holding company, provides various financial products and services for consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Citicorp and Citi Holdings. The Citicorp segment offers traditional banking services to retail customers through retail banking, commercial banking, Citi-branded cards, and Citi retail services. This segment also provides various banking, credit card lending, and investment services through a network of local branches, offices, and electronic delivery systems. In addition, it offers wholesale banking products and services to corporate, institutional, public sector, and high-net-worth clients. Further, this segment provides fixed income and equity sales and trading, foreign exchange, prime brokerage, derivative services, equity and fixed income research, corporate lending, investment banking and advisory services, private banking, cash management, trade finance, and securities services. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 2,994 branches in 24 countries. The Citi Holdings segment provides consumer loans; portfolio of securities, loans, and other assets; and retail alternative investment and other services. Citigroup Inc. was founded in 1812 and is based in New York, New York.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Twitter (TWTR), Chesapeake Energy (CHK), ContraVir Pharmaceuticals (CTRV)

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) fell -3.2% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.21 to finish the day at $6.35 with about 37.26M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 49.73M. The $4.84B market cap company, which fluctuated between $6.28 and $6.68 during the day, currently situated 323.33% above its 52 week low of $1.5 and -25.21% away from its one year high of $8.33. The RSI of 46.88 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of properties for the production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGL) from underground reservoirs in the United States. It operates in two segments, Exploration and Production; and Marketing, Gathering, and Compression. The company holds interests in natural gas resource plays, including the Haynesville/Bossier Shales in northwestern Louisiana and East Texas; the Marcellus Shale in the northern Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania; and the Barnett Shale in the Fort Worth Basin of north-central Texas. It also holds interests in liquids-rich resource plays, such as the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas; the Utica Shale in Ohio and Pennsylvania; the Anadarko Basin in northwestern Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle; and the Niobrara Shale in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. The company owns interests in approximately 32,400 oil and natural gas wells. As of December 31, 2015, it had estimated proved reserves of 1.504 billion barrels of oil equivalent. The company also provides oil, natural gas, and NGL marketing services comprising commodity price structuring, securing and negotiating gathering, hauling, processing and transportation, contract administration, and nomination services for Chesapeake-operated wells; and marketing services for third-party producers, as well as designs, engineers, fabricates, installs, and sells natural gas compression units, accessories, and equipment used in the production, treatment, and processing of oil and natural gas. Chesapeake Energy Corporation was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CTRV) gained $0.38 to close the day at a new closing price of $2.34, a 19.39% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 207.89% above its 52 week low of $0.76. A total of 30.55M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 557.67K. The stock, which fluctuated between $1.77 and $2.65 during the day, currently situated -5.65% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 98.31% in the past one month and up by 125% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $5 and RSI of 86.65, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. operates as a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of antiviral drugs with a primary emphasis on the treatment of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections. The company is developing CMX157 and CRV431 to treat HBV infection; and FV-100, an orally available, small molecule compound for the prevention of post-herpetic neuralgia, and treatment of herpes zoster infection and acute zoster-associated pain. ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Edison, New Jersey.

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) had a light trading with around 25.7M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 34.33M. The stock traded between $16.43 and $16.98 before closing at the price of $16.73 with -0.89% change on the day. The San Francisco California 94103 based company is currently trading 21.85% above its 52 week low of $13.73 and -47.51% below its 52 week high of $31.87. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 35.39 and $16.52 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.

 

Stocks in Review: Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL), Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI), Twitter, Inc. (TWTR)

Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL) traded within a range of $8.63 to $9.02 after opening the day at $8.87. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -6.25% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.78% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $8.85 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -57.39% below its 52 week high of $20.66 and 164.18% above its 12-month low of $3.35. The shares are up by over 3.87% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 56.12 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.96% or $-0.2 to close the day at $20.55 on active trading volume of 21.23M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 16.06M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company has been underperforming the oil & gas pipelines group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -32.56%, compared to the industry which has dropped -0.63% over the same period. With RSI of 32.87, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $23.67, making it a hold for now.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company in North America. It operates through Natural Gas Pipelines, CO2, Terminals, Products Pipelines, Kinder Morgan Canada, and Other segments. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment owns and operates interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline and storage systems; natural gas and crude oil gathering systems, and natural gas processing and treating facilities; natural gas liquids fractionation facilities and transportation systems; and liquefied natural gas facilities. The CO2 segment produces, transports, and markets CO2 for use in enhanced oil recovery projects; and owns interests in oil-producing fields, gas processing plants, and crude oil pipelines in the Permian Basin region of West Texas. The Terminals segment owns and operates liquids and bulk terminals that transload and store refined petroleum products, crude oil, and condensate, as well as bulk products, including coal, petroleum coke, cement, alumina, salt, and other bulk chemicals; and owns and operates tankers. The Products Pipelines segment owns and operates refined petroleum products, and crude oil and condensate pipelines; and associated product terminals and petroleum pipeline transmix facilities. The Kinder Morgan Canada segment owns and operates Trans Mountain pipeline system that transports crude oil and refined petroleum products from Edmonton, Alberta, and Canada to marketing terminals and refineries in British Columbia, Canada, and Washington; and jet fuel aviation turbine fuel pipeline that serves the Vancouver (Canada) International Airport. The Other segment includes various physical natural gas contracts with power plants. Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns interests in or operates approximately 84,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. The company was formerly known as Kinder Morgan Holdco LLC and changed its name to Kinder Morgan, Inc. in February 2011. Kinder Morgan, Inc. was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) dropped $-0.26 to close the day at a new closing price of $17.79, a -1.44% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 29.57% above its 52 week low of $13.73. A total of 18.6M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 33.54M. The stock, which fluctuated between $17.67 and $17.99 during the day, currently situated -44.18% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -1.6% in the past one month and down by -1.6% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $16.52 and RSI of 38.21, 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.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Bank of America Corporation (BAC) Apple Inc. (AAPL) Twitter, Inc. (TWTR)

Bank of America Corporation (BAC) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.17% or $-0.19 to close the day at $16.11 on light trading volume of 76.94M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 82.43M. The Charlotte North Carolina 28255 based company has been outperforming the money center banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 5.33%, compared to the industry which has dropped -23.83% over the same period. With RSI of 60.9, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $17.48, making it a hold for now.

Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services for individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses, institutional investors, large corporations, and governments worldwide. It operates through five segments: Consumer Banking, Global Wealth & Investment Management, Global Banking, Global Markets, and Legacy Assets & Servicing. The Consumer Banking segment offers traditional and money market savings accounts, CDs and IRAs, noninterest- and interest-bearing checking accounts, and investment accounts and products, as well as credit and debit cards, residential mortgages and home equity loans, and direct and indirect loans. This segment provides its products and services through approximately 4,700 financial centers, 16,000 ATMs, call centers, and online and mobile platforms. The Global Wealth & Investment Management segment offers investment management, brokerage, banking, and retirement products, as well as wealth management and customized solutions. The Global Banking segment provides lending products and services, including commercial loans, leases, commitment facilities, trade finance, real estate lending, and asset-based lending; treasury solutions, such as treasury management, foreign exchange, and short-term investing options; working capital management solutions; and debt and equity underwriting and distribution, and merger-related and other advisory services. The Global Markets segment offers market-making, financing, securities clearing, settlement, and custody services, as well as risk management, foreign exchange, fixed-income, and mortgage-related products. The Legacy Assets & Servicing segment engages in mortgage servicing activities related to residential first mortgage and home equity loans; and managing legacy exposures related to mortgage origination, sales, and servicing. Bank of America Corporation was founded in 1874 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) grew with the stock adding 0.22% or $0.25 to close at $116.3 on active trading volume of 63.95M compared its three months average trading volume of 35.49M. The Cupertino California 95014 based company operating under the Electronic Equipment industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 6.44% up for the period and up by 12.37% so far this year. With price target of $125.86 and a 30.69% rebound from 52-week low, Apple Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, education, and enterprise and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers. The company also provides iLife, a consumer-oriented digital lifestyle software application suite; iWork, an integrated productivity suite that helps users create, present, and publish documents, presentations, and spreadsheets; and other application software, such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro. In addition, it offers Apple TV that connects to consumers’ TV and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming high definition video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; Apple Watch, a personal electronic device; and iPod, a line of portable digital music and media players. Further, the company sells Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible, and iOS-compatible accessories, such as headphones, displays, storage devices, Beats products, and other connectivity and computing products and supplies. Additionally, it offers iCloud, a cloud service; AppleCare that offers support options for its customers; and Apple Pay, a mobile payment service. The company sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, Mac App Store, and Apple Music. It also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 2.51% or $0.44 to close the day at $18 on higher than average trading volume of 48.95M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 33.12M. The San Francisco California 94103 based company has been outperforming the internet information providers companies by 1.3701% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -22.21% YTD, versus the internet information providers industry which is up 6.04% for the same period. The RSI of 39.49 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, 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 Trend Analysis: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) Bank of America Corporation (BAC)

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -11.54% or $-2.29 to close the day at $17.56 on light trading volume of 105.55M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 33.13M. The San Francisco California 94103 based company has been underperforming the internet information providers group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -43.08%, compared to the industry which has advanced 22.69% over the same period. With RSI of 37.26, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $16.52, 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.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) retreated with the stock falling -10.14% or $-5.62 to close at $49.81 on active trading volume of 65.2M compared its three months average trading volume of 12.96M. The New York New York 10154 based company operating under the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -16.99% down for the period and down by -26.27% so far this year. With price target of $67.05 and a -6.36% rebound from 52-week low, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company discovers, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells biopharmaceutical products worldwide. It offers chemically-synthesized drug or small molecule, and biologic in various therapeutic areas, including virology comprising human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV); oncology; immunoscience; cardiovascular; and neuroscience. Its products include Baraclude for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection; Daklinza and Sunvepra for the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection; Reyataz and Sustiva for the treatment of HIV; Empliciti, a humanized monoclonal antibody for the treatment of multiple myeloma; Erbitux, an IgG1 monoclonal antibody that targets and blocks the epidermal growth factor receptor; Opdivo, a fully human monoclonal antibody for non-small cell lung cancer, renal cell cancer, and melanoma; Sprycel, a multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor for the treatment of adults with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia; Yervoy, a monoclonal antibody for the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma; Abilify, an antipsychotic agent for adult patients with schizophrenia, bipolar mania disorder, and major depressive disorder; Orencia to treat rheumatoid arthritis; and Eliquis, an oral factor Xa inhibitor targeted at stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, and the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolic disorders. Its products pipeline includes Beclabuvir, a non-nucleoside NS5B inhibitor that is in regulatory review for the treatment of HCV; BMS-663068, an investigational compound that is being studied in HIV-1; and Prostvac, a Phase III prostate-specific antigen to treat asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. The company was formerly known as Bristol-Myers Company and changed its name to Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in 1989. The company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Bank of America Corporation (BAC) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.05% or $0.17 to close the day at $16.3 on lower than average trading volume of 63.19M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 82.43M. The Charlotte North Carolina 28255 based company has been outperforming the money center banks companies by 20.8521% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -2% YTD, versus the money center banks industry which is down -17.56% for the same period. The RSI of 66.52 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services for individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses, institutional investors, large corporations, and governments worldwide. It operates through five segments: Consumer Banking, Global Wealth & Investment Management, Global Banking, Global Markets, and Legacy Assets & Servicing. The Consumer Banking segment offers traditional and money market savings accounts, CDs and IRAs, noninterest- and interest-bearing checking accounts, and investment accounts and products, as well as credit and debit cards, residential mortgages and home equity loans, and direct and indirect loans. This segment provides its products and services through approximately 4,700 financial centers, 16,000 ATMs, call centers, and online and mobile platforms. The Global Wealth & Investment Management segment offers investment management, brokerage, banking, and retirement products, as well as wealth management and customized solutions. The Global Banking segment provides lending products and services, including commercial loans, leases, commitment facilities, trade finance, real estate lending, and asset-based lending; treasury solutions, such as treasury management, foreign exchange, and short-term investing options; working capital management solutions; and debt and equity underwriting and distribution, and merger-related and other advisory services. The Global Markets segment offers market-making, financing, securities clearing, settlement, and custody services, as well as risk management, foreign exchange, fixed-income, and mortgage-related products. The Legacy Assets & Servicing segment engages in mortgage servicing activities related to residential first mortgage and home equity loans; and managing legacy exposures related to mortgage origination, sales, and servicing. Bank of America Corporation was founded in 1874 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK), Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI), Twitter, Inc. (TWTR)

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) fell -4.51% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.3 to finish the day at $6.35 with about 42.92M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 49.14M. The $5.17B market cap company, which fluctuated between $6.34 and $6.73 during the day, currently situated 323.33% above its 52 week low of $1.5 and -33.51% away from its one year high of $8.87. The RSI of 48.74 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of properties for the production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGL) from underground reservoirs in the United States. It operates in two segments, Exploration and Production; and Marketing, Gathering, and Compression. The company holds interests in natural gas resource plays, including the Haynesville/Bossier Shales in northwestern Louisiana and East Texas; the Marcellus Shale in the northern Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania; and the Barnett Shale in the Fort Worth Basin of north-central Texas. It also holds interests in liquids-rich resource plays, such as the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas; the Utica Shale in Ohio and Pennsylvania; the Anadarko Basin in northwestern Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle; and the Niobrara Shale in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. The company owns interests in approximately 32,400 oil and natural gas wells. As of December 31, 2015, it had estimated proved reserves of 1.504 billion barrels of oil equivalent. The company also provides oil, natural gas, and NGL marketing services comprising commodity price structuring, securing and negotiating gathering, hauling, processing and transportation, contract administration, and nomination services for Chesapeake-operated wells; and marketing services for third-party producers, as well as designs, engineers, fabricates, installs, and sells natural gas compression units, accessories, and equipment used in the production, treatment, and processing of oil and natural gas. Chesapeake Energy Corporation was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) dropped $0 to close the day at a new closing price of $4.16, a 0% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 26.44% above its 52 week low of $3.29. A total of 40.65M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 52.09M. The stock, which fluctuated between $4.12 and $4.17 during the day, currently situated -6.31% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.95% in the past one month and up by 0.48% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $4.9 and RSI of 48.67, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States. The company broadcasts music plus sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather programs, including various music genres ranging from rock, pop and hip-hop to country, dance, jazz, Latin, and classical; live play-by-play sports from principal leagues and colleges; multitude of talk and entertainment channels for various audiences; national, international, and financial news; and local traffic and weather reports for 21 metropolitan markets. It also streams music and non-music channels over the Internet; and offer applications to allow consumers to access its Internet radio service on smartphones and tablet computers. In addition, the company distributes satellite radios through the sale and lease of new vehicles; and acquires subscribers through the sale and lease of previously owned vehicles with factory-installed satellite radios. Its satellite radio systems include satellites, terrestrial repeaters, and other satellite facilities; studios; and radios. Further, the company provides satellite television services, which offer music channels on the DISH NETWORK satellite television service as a programming package; Travel Link, a suite of data services that include graphical weather, fuel prices, sports schedule and scores, and movie listings; real-time traffic services; and real-time weather services. Additionally, it offers location-based services through two-way wireless connectivity, including safety, security, convenience, maintenance and data services, remote vehicles diagnostics, stolen or parked vehicle locator services, and monitoring of vehicle emission systems. The company also sells satellite and Internet radios directly to consumers through its Website, as well as through national and regional retailers. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Sirius XM Holdings Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) had a active trading with around 38.58M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 31.5M. The stock traded between $19.65 and $20.53 before closing at the price of $19.85 with -0.1% change on the day. The San Francisco California 94103 based company is currently trading 44.57% above its 52 week low of $13.73 and -37.72% below its 52 week high of $31.87. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 45.3 and $16.52 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.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) Bank of America Corporation (BAC) Cosi Inc. (COSI)

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -20.1% or $-5 to close the day at $19.87 on light trading volume of 109.04M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 30.07M. The San Francisco California 94103 based company has been underperforming the internet information providers group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -33.39%, compared to the industry which has advanced 22.13% over the same period. With RSI of 45.58, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $16.52, 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.

Bank of America Corporation (BAC) grew with the stock adding 0.68% or $0.11 to close at $16.22 on light trading volume of 75.79M compared its three months average trading volume of 83.19M. The Charlotte North Carolina 28255 based company operating under the Money Center Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 4.5% up for the period and down by -2.48% so far this year. With price target of $17.45 and a 49.34% rebound from 52-week low, Bank of America Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services for individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses, institutional investors, large corporations, and governments worldwide. It operates through five segments: Consumer Banking, Global Wealth & Investment Management, Global Banking, Global Markets, and Legacy Assets & Servicing. The Consumer Banking segment offers traditional and money market savings accounts, CDs and IRAs, noninterest- and interest-bearing checking accounts, and investment accounts and products, as well as credit and debit cards, residential mortgages and home equity loans, and direct and indirect loans. This segment provides its products and services through approximately 4,700 financial centers, 16,000 ATMs, call centers, and online and mobile platforms. The Global Wealth & Investment Management segment offers investment management, brokerage, banking, and retirement products, as well as wealth management and customized solutions. The Global Banking segment provides lending products and services, including commercial loans, leases, commitment facilities, trade finance, real estate lending, and asset-based lending; treasury solutions, such as treasury management, foreign exchange, and short-term investing options; working capital management solutions; and debt and equity underwriting and distribution, and merger-related and other advisory services. The Global Markets segment offers market-making, financing, securities clearing, settlement, and custody services, as well as risk management, foreign exchange, fixed-income, and mortgage-related products. The Legacy Assets & Servicing segment engages in mortgage servicing activities related to residential first mortgage and home equity loans; and managing legacy exposures related to mortgage origination, sales, and servicing. Bank of America Corporation was founded in 1874 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Cosi Inc. (COSI) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 24.42% or $0.01 to close the day at $0.04 on higher than average trading volume of 62.5M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.45M. The Boston Massachusetts 02108 based company has been outperforming the restaurants companies by -87.4237% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -91.43% YTD, versus the restaurants industry which is down -3.71% for the same period. The RSI of 27.26 indicates the stock is oversold at the current levels, buy for now.

Cosi, Inc. owns, operates, and franchises fast-casual restaurants. The company offers food and beverage products for four dayparts comprising breakfast, lunch, snacking, and dinner. It also provides catering services for breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacking, and special events. As of December 28, 2015, the company operated 79 company-owned and 31 franchise restaurants in 15 states, the District of Columbia, the United Arab Emirates, and Costa Rica. Cosi, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. On September 28, 2016, Cosi, Inc., along with its 4 affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Twitter, (TWTR), Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK), Coty (COTY)

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) climbed 5.74% during last trading as the stock added $1.35 to finish the day at $24.87 with about 61.67M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 29.36M. The $17.57B market cap company, which fluctuated between $24.13 and $25.25 during the day, currently situated 81.14% above its 52 week low of $13.73 and -21.96% away from its one year high of $31.87. The RSI of 74.02 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell 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.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) gained $0.43 to close the day at a new closing price of $6.8, a 6.75% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 353.33% above its 52 week low of $1.5. A total of 59.41M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 48.35M. The stock, which fluctuated between $6.45 and $6.9 during the day, currently situated -28.8% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by 0% in the past one month and up by 60.76% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $6.2 and RSI of 54.61, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of properties for the production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGL) from underground reservoirs in the United States. It operates in two segments, Exploration and Production; and Marketing, Gathering, and Compression. The company holds interests in natural gas resource plays, including the Haynesville/Bossier Shales in northwestern Louisiana and East Texas; the Marcellus Shale in the northern Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania; and the Barnett Shale in the Fort Worth Basin of north-central Texas. It also holds interests in liquids-rich resource plays, such as the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas; the Utica Shale in Ohio and Pennsylvania; the Anadarko Basin in northwestern Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle; and the Niobrara Shale in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. The company owns interests in approximately 32,400 oil and natural gas wells. As of December 31, 2015, it had estimated proved reserves of 1.504 billion barrels of oil equivalent. The company also provides oil, natural gas, and NGL marketing services comprising commodity price structuring, securing and negotiating gathering, hauling, processing and transportation, contract administration, and nomination services for Chesapeake-operated wells; and marketing services for third-party producers, as well as designs, engineers, fabricates, installs, and sells natural gas compression units, accessories, and equipment used in the production, treatment, and processing of oil and natural gas. Chesapeake Energy Corporation was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Coty Inc. (COTY) had a light trading with around 59.13M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.25M. The stock traded between $24.03 and $25.1 before closing at the price of $25.1 with 4.67% change on the day. The New York New York 10118 based company is currently trading 18.01% above its 52 week low of $21.48 and -19.78% below its 52 week high of $31.6. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 54.06 and $27.94 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Coty Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes beauty products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Fragrances, Color Cosmetics, Skin & Body Care, and Brazil Acquisition. It offers fragrances under the Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Davidoff, Chloé, Balenciaga, Beyoncé, Bottega Veneta, Guess?, Katy Perry, Miu Miu, and Roberto Cavalli brand names. The company also provides lip, eye, nail, and facial color products under the Bourjois, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, and OPI brands. In addition, it offers shower gels, deodorants, skin care, and sun treatment products under the adidas, Lancaster, philosophy, and Playboy brand names. The company also markets its products under the Astor, Coty, Joop!, Jovan, Manhattan, and N.Y.C. New York Color brands. It sells its products through retailers, including hypermarkets, supermarkets, independent and chain drug stores and pharmacies, upscale perfumeries, upscale and mid-tier department stores, nail salons, specialty retailers, duty-free shops and traditional food, and drug and mass retailers. Coty Inc. was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Stocks in Review: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR), Pfizer Inc. (PFE), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) traded within a range of $23.34 to $23.79 after opening the day at $23.75. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 1.64% so far this year. The stock was down close to -2% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $23.52 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -26.2% below its 52 week high of $31.87 and 71.3% above its 12-month low of $13.73. The shares are up by over 36.74% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 69.36 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.

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.12% or $0.04 to close the day at $33.72 on active trading volume of 20.88M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 19.18M. The New York New York 10017 based company has been outperforming the drug manufacturers – major group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 4.33%, compared to the industry which has advanced 5.34% over the same period. With RSI of 43.03, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $39.4, making it a hold for now.

Pfizer Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells healthcare products worldwide. The company operates through Global Innovative Pharmaceutical (GIP); Global Vaccines, Oncology and Consumer Healthcare (VOC); and Global Established Pharmaceutical (GEP) segments. The GIP segment develops and commercializes medicines for various therapeutic areas, including inflammation/immunology, cardiovascular/metabolic, neuroscience/pain, and rare diseases. The VOC segment develops and commercializes vaccines, as well as products for oncology and consumer healthcare. It provides over-the-counter products comprising dietary supplements under the Centrum, Caltrate, and Emergen-C brands; pain management products under the Advil and ThermaCare brands; gastrointestinal products under the Nexium 24HR/Nexium Control and Preparation H brands; and respiratory and personal care products under the brand names of Robitussin, Advil Cold & Sinus, Advil Sinus Congestion Relief & Pain, Dimetapp, and ChapStick. The GEP segment offers products that have lost marketing exclusivity in various markets; and branded generics, generic sterile injectable products, biosimilars, infusion systems, and other products. The company serves wholesalers, retailers, hospitals, clinics, government agencies, pharmacies, and individual provider offices, as well as centers for disease control and prevention. It has licensing agreements with Cellectis SA and AstraZeneca PLC; and collaborative agreements with Eli Lilly & Company, OPKO Health, Inc., BioRap Technologies LTD., and Merck KGaA. Pfizer Inc. was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) dropped $-0.18 to close the day at a new closing price of $57.24, a -0.31% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 28.69% above its 52 week low of $45.95. A total of 20.06M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 25.61M. The stock, which fluctuated between $56.97 and $57.6 during the day, currently situated -2.49% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.75% in the past one month and up by 12.1% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $59.87 and RSI of 48.1, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Microsoft Corporation, a technology company, develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype, as well as related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; and Dynamics business solutions, including financial management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of various enterprises. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting services that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products. The company’s More Personal Computing segment comprises Windows OEM, volume, and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system, as well as patent licensing, Windows Embedded, MSN display advertising, and Windows Phone licensing system; devices, including Microsoft Surface, phones, and PC accessories; and search advertising, including Bing and Bing Ads. This segment also provides gaming platforms, including Xbox hardware, Xbox Live, video games, and third-party video games. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers (OEM), distributors, and resellers, as well as through online and Microsoft retail stores. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.