Stocks Under Review: Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT), Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU)

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -6.1% or $-0.01 to close the day at $0.2 on active trading volume of 5.31M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4M. The Houston Texas 77057 based company has been underperforming the oil & gas drilling & exploration group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -89.8%, compared to the industry which has advanced 112.9% over the same period. With RSI of 25.67, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $0, making it a hold for now.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, acquires and develops oil and natural gas properties in the United States. It owns properties, and oil and natural gas reserves primarily located in 10 operating basins, including the Green River Basin in Wyoming; the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico; the Gulf Coast Basin in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama; the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma and North Texas; the Piceance Basin in Colorado; the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming and Montana; the Arkoma Basin in Arkansas and Oklahoma; the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana; the Wind River Basin in Wyoming; and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. As of December 31, 2015, the company had total estimated proved reserves of 2,289.3 million barrels of oil equivalent, as well as owned working interests in 14,459 gross productive wells and approximately 881,508 gross undeveloped acres. Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. On February 1, 2017, Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC, along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT) retreated with the stock falling -2% or $-0.43 to close at $21.03 on active trading volume of 5.26M compared its three months average trading volume of 408.64K. The Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17102 based company operating under the REIT – Hotel/Motel industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 27.83% up for the period and up by 0.05% so far this year. With price target of $20.45 and a 44.79% rebound from 52-week low, Hersha Hospitality Trust has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Hersha Hospitality Trust, a real estate investment trust, engages in the ownership and operation of mid scale limited service hotels in the Eastern United States. As of June 30, 2005, it owned interests in 35 hotels, including 4 hotels owned through joint ventures in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Georgia, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, Hersha would not be subject to income tax to the extent it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.

Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -2.29% or $-0.05 to close the day at $2.13 on higher than average trading volume of 5.02M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.03M. The San Francisco California 94105 based company has been outperforming the multimedia & graphics software companies by 10.236% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 9.79% YTD, versus the multimedia & graphics software industry which is up 19.49% for the same period. The RSI of 40.14 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Glu Mobile Inc. develops, publishes, and markets a portfolio of games for the smartphones and tablet devices users. The company offers free-to-play action, celebrity, sports, and simulation genre mobile games. It creates games based on its own brands, including Contract Killer, Cooking Dash, Deer Hunter, Diner Dash, Eternity Warriors, Frontline Commando, Gun Bros, Heroes of Destiny, Racing Rivals, Tap Sports Baseball, and Tap Sports Football. The company also creates games based on third-party licensed brands, such as Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, Kendall and Kylie, Katy Perry Pop, James Bond: World of Espionage, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, and Sniper X With Jason Statham. Glu Mobile Inc. markets, sells, and distributes its games primarily through direct-to-consumer digital storefronts worldwide. The company was formerly known as Sorrent, Inc. and changed its name to Glu Mobile Inc. in May 2005. Glu Mobile Inc. was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Stocks on the Move: iRobot Corporation (IRBT), New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR)

iRobot Corporation (IRBT) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -12.93% or $-7.92 to close the day at $53.32 on active trading volume of 5.88M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 425.35K. The Bedford Massachusetts 01730 based company has been outperforming the appliances group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 61.14%, compared to the industry which has advanced 10.26% over the same period. With RSI of 29.44, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $55.8, making it a hold for now.

iRobot Corporation designs, builds, and sells robots for the consumer market worldwide. It offers Roomba robot vacuums for cleaning the floors; iRobot Braava family of mopping robots; iRobot Looj gutter cleaning robots; and iRobot Mirra pool cleaning robots. The company sells its robots through distribution channels including chain stores, national retailers, its online store, and value-added distributors and resellers. iRobot Corporation was founded in 1990 and is based in Bedford, Massachusetts.

New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ) climbed 0.89% during last trading as the stock added $0.14 to finish the day at $15.8 with about 5.86M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.86M. The $3.95B market cap company, which fluctuated between $15.65 and $15.82 during the day, currently situated 86.59% above its 52 week low of $9.9 and -3.25% away from its one year high of $16.43. The RSI of 49.55 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

New Residential Investment Corp., a real estate investment trust, focuses on investing in and managing residential mortgage related assets in the United States. It operates through Servicing Related Assets, Residential Securities and Loans, and Other Investments segments. The company invests in excess mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) on residential mortgage loans; and in servicer advances, including the basic fee component of the related MSRs. It also acquires and manages a diversified portfolio of credit sensitive real estate securities, such as non-agency and agency residential mortgage backed securities; and acquires residential mortgage loans comprising performing, non-performing, re-performing, and reverse mortgage loans. In addition, the company has an interest in a portfolio of consumer loans, including unsecured and homeowner loans. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in New York, New York.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) saw its value decrease by -14.8% as the stock dropped $-0.04 to finish the day at a closing price of $0.21. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $0.17-$2.68 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $0.21 to $0.25 during the day, are down by -67.73% in the past three months and down by -85% over the past six months. It is currently trading -70.33% below its 20 day moving average and -73.85% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $0 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 27.01. The technical indicator led us to believe the stock will reverse recent losses any time soon.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, acquires and develops oil and natural gas properties in the United States. It owns properties, and oil and natural gas reserves primarily located in 10 operating basins, including the Green River Basin in Wyoming; the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico; the Gulf Coast Basin in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama; the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma and North Texas; the Piceance Basin in Colorado; the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming and Montana; the Arkoma Basin in Arkansas and Oklahoma; the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana; the Wind River Basin in Wyoming; and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. As of December 31, 2015, the company had total estimated proved reserves of 2,289.3 million barrels of oil equivalent, as well as owned working interests in 14,459 gross productive wells and approximately 881,508 gross undeveloped acres. Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. On February 1, 2017, Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC, along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), Xerox Corporation (XRX), VEREIT, Inc. (VER)

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) had a light trading with around 11.25M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.69M. The stock traded between $0.17 and $0.288 before closing at the price of $0.28 with 47.15% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77057 based company is currently trading 67.06% above its 52 week low of $0.17 and -89.4% below its 52 week high of $2.68. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 29.59 and $0 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, acquires and develops oil and natural gas properties in the United States. It owns properties, and oil and natural gas reserves primarily located in 10 operating basins, including the Green River Basin in Wyoming; the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico; the Gulf Coast Basin in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama; the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma and North Texas; the Piceance Basin in Colorado; the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming and Montana; the Arkoma Basin in Arkansas and Oklahoma; the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana; the Wind River Basin in Wyoming; and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. As of December 31, 2015, the company had total estimated proved reserves of 2,289.3 million barrels of oil equivalent, as well as owned working interests in 14,459 gross productive wells and approximately 881,508 gross undeveloped acres. Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. On February 1, 2017, Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC, along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Xerox Corporation (XRX) managed to rebound with the stock declining 0% or $0 to close the day at $7.07 on light trading volume of 11.21M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 13.54M. The Norwalk Connecticut 06856 based company has been outperforming the information technology services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 22.5%, compared to the industry which has advanced 34.84% over the same period. With RSI of 60.48, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $8.44, making it a hold for now.

Xerox Corporation provides business process and document management solutions worldwide. Its Services segment offers business process outsourcing services, such as customer care, transaction processing, finance and accounting, human resources, communication and marketing, and consulting and analytics services, as well as services in the areas of healthcare, transportation, financial services, retail, and telecommunications areas. This segment also provides document outsourcing services comprising managed print services, including workflow automation and centralized print services. The company’s Document Technology segment offers desktop monochrome and color printers, multifunction printers, copiers, digital printing presses, and light production devices; and production printing and publishing systems for the graphic communications marketplace and large enterprises. Its Other segment sells paper, wide-format systems, global imaging systems network integration solutions, and electronic presentation systems. The company sells its products and services directly to its customers; and through its sales force, as well as through a network of independent agents, dealers, value-added resellers, systems integrators, and the Web. Xerox Corporation was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.

VEREIT, Inc. (VER) shares were up in last trading by 0.24% to $8.45. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.94% over the past week and fell -4.2% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.45% above its 50 day moving average and -9.69% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -22.53% decrease in value from its one year high of $11.09. The RSI indicator value of 48.17, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

VEREIT, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. It owns and acquires single tenant, freestanding commercial real estate that is net leased on a medium-term basis, primarily to investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants. The company principally invests in retail and office properties. It was formerly known as American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. VEREIT, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (ATW), Fitbit, Inc. (FIT)

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) fell -34.71% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.11 to finish the day at $0.19 with about 15.88M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.45M. The $31.62M market cap company, which fluctuated between $0.17 and $0.29 during the day, currently situated -24.34% below its 52 week low of $0.17 and -92.8% away from its one year high of $2.68. The RSI of 23.25 indicates the stock is oversold at the current levels, buy for now.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, acquires and develops oil and natural gas properties in the United States. It owns properties, and oil and natural gas reserves primarily located in 10 operating basins, including the Green River Basin in Wyoming; the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico; the Gulf Coast Basin in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama; the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma and North Texas; the Piceance Basin in Colorado; the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming and Montana; the Arkoma Basin in Arkansas and Oklahoma; the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana; the Wind River Basin in Wyoming; and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. As of December 31, 2015, the company had total estimated proved reserves of 2,289.3 million barrels of oil equivalent, as well as owned working interests in 14,459 gross productive wells and approximately 881,508 gross undeveloped acres. Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. On February 1, 2017, Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC, along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (ATW) dropped $-1.74 to close the day at a new closing price of $10.91, a -13.75% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 115.19% above its 52 week low of $5.07. A total of 10.28M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.56M. The stock, which fluctuated between $10.85 and $12.35 during the day, currently situated -29.02% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -16.08% in the past one month and up by 46.84% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $10.7 and RSI of 31.97, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Atwood Oceanics, Inc., an offshore drilling contractor, engages in the drilling and completion of exploratory and developmental oil and gas wells. As of November 11, 2016, it owned a fleet of 10 mobile offshore drilling units. The company operates its fleet in the United States, Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean Sea, offshore West Africa, offshore Southeast Asia, and offshore Australia. Atwood Oceanics, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Fitbit, Inc. (FIT) had a light trading with around 10.21M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 11.8M. The stock traded between $5.94 and $6.09 before closing at the price of $5.95 with -2.3% change on the day. The San Francisco California 94105 based company is currently trading 2.41% above its 52 week low of $5.81 and -68.44% below its 52 week high of $18.85. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 27.07 and $8 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Fitbit, Inc. provides wearable health and fitness tracking devices. It offers various products, including Fitbit Zip, an entry-level wireless tracker that allows users to track daily activity statistics, such as steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes; Fitbit One, a clippable wireless tracker, which tracks floors climbed and sleep, as well as daily steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes; Fitbit Flex, a wristband-style tracker that tracks steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, and sleep; and Fitbit Charge, an activity and sleep wristband, which tracks steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, floors climbed, and sleep. The company also provides Fitbit Alta, a customizable wristband that offers call, text, and calendar notifications when paired with the user’s phone and SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition; and Fitbit Charge HR, a wireless heart rate and activity wristband. In addition, it offers Fitbit Blaze, a smart fitness watch that provides multi-sport functionality, tracks outdoor cycling activity, and provides run cues; Fitbit Surge, a fitness watch that features a GPS watch, heart rate tracker, activity tracker, and smartwatch; Aria, a Wi-Fi connected scale that tracks weight, body fat percentage, and body mass index; and Fitbit accessories that include bands and frames for Fitbit Blaze, bands for Fitbit Alta, colored bands for Fitbit Flex, colored clips for Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip, device charging cables, wireless sync dongles, band clasps, sleep bands, and Fitbit apparel. The company offers its products through consumer electronics and specialty retailers, e-Commerce retailers, sporting goods and outdoors retailers, and wireless carriers; and corporate wellness channels, as well as directly worldwide. The company was formerly known as Healthy Metrics Research, Inc. and changed its name to Fitbit, Inc. in October 2007. Fitbit, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

Stocks in Review: Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), Fortinet, Inc. (FTNT), NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG)

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) traded within a range of $0.2551 to $0.35 after opening the day at $0.34. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -55.88% so far this year. The stock was down close to -20.11% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $0.3 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -88.97% below its 52 week high of $2.68 and -7.62% below its 12-month low of $0.2551. The shares are down by over -51.54% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 24.94 is bullish. They are not pointing to a rebound in the stock. We should get in as it looks to have found a bottom.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, acquires and develops oil and natural gas properties in the United States. It owns properties, and oil and natural gas reserves primarily located in 10 operating basins, including the Green River Basin in Wyoming; the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico; the Gulf Coast Basin in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama; the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma and North Texas; the Piceance Basin in Colorado; the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming and Montana; the Arkoma Basin in Arkansas and Oklahoma; the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana; the Wind River Basin in Wyoming; and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. As of December 31, 2015, the company had total estimated proved reserves of 2,289.3 million barrels of oil equivalent, as well as owned working interests in 14,459 gross productive wells and approximately 881,508 gross undeveloped acres. Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Fortinet, Inc. (FTNT) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 13.68% or $4.54 to close the day at $37.72 on light trading volume of 12.7M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.51M. The Sunnyvale California 94086 based company has been outperforming the application software group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 41.17%, compared to the industry which has advanced 19.91% over the same period. With RSI of 85.37, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $35.48, making it a hold for now.

Fortinet, Inc. provides cyber security solutions for enterprises, service providers, and government organizations worldwide. The company offers FortiGate physical and virtual appliances products that provide various security and networking functions, including firewall, intrusion prevention, anti-malware, virtual private network, application control, Web filtering, anti-spam, and wide area network acceleration; FortiManager product family to provide a central management solution for FortiGate products comprising software updates, configuration, policy settings, and security updates; and the FortiAnalyzer product family, which provides a single point of network log data collection. It also offers FortiAP secure wireless access points; FortiWeb, a Web application firewall; FortiMail email security; FortiDB database security appliances; FortiClient, an endpoint security software; and FortiSwitch secure switch connectivity products. In addition, the company provides FortiSandbox advanced threat protection solutions; and FortiDDos and FortiDB database security appliances. Further, it offers security subscription, technical support, training, and professional services. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) gained $0.37 to close the day at a new closing price of $17.08, a 2.21% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 90.83% above its 52 week low of $9.03. A total of 11.97M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.67M. The stock, which fluctuated between $16.57 and $17.56 during the day, currently situated -6.13% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 31.32% in the past one month and up by 73.02% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $17.61 and RSI of 82.18, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

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.

 

Stocks on the Move: Pulmatrix, Inc. (PULM), InterCloud Systems, Inc. (ICLD), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR)

Pulmatrix, Inc. (PULM) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 36.73% or $1.37 to close the day at $5.1 on active trading volume of 52.42M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.1M. The Lexington Massachusetts 02421 based company has been outperforming the biotechnology group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 82.14%, compared to the industry which has advanced 7.3% over the same period. With RSI of 78.03, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $15, making it a hold for now.

Pulmatrix, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing inhaled therapies to address serious pulmonary diseases using its inhaled Small Particles Easily Respirable and Emitted (iSPERSE) technology. The company’s proprietary product pipeline focuses on advancing treatments for rare diseases, including PUR1900, an inhaled anti-fungal for patients with cystic fibrosis, as well as PUR1500, an inhaled product for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. It is also developing PUR0200, a branded generic in clinical development for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The company has collaboration with Capsugel to develop inhaled therapeutics to treat serious pulmonary diseases. Pulmatrix, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts.

InterCloud Systems, Inc. (ICLD) climbed 8.57% during last trading as the stock lost $0 to finish the day at $0.02 with about 50.02M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.99M. The $1.5M market cap company, which fluctuated between $0.0205 and $0.034 during the day, currently situated 42.5% above its 52 week low of $0.016 and -77.97% away from its one year high of $1.15. The RSI of 44.78 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

InterCloud Systems, Inc. provides end-to-end IT and network solutions to the telecommunications service provider and corporate enterprise markets through cloud platforms and professional services in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Applications and Infrastructure, Professional Services, Managed Services, and Cloud Services. The company offers various services, including platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, database as a service, and software as a service; and network management, 24x7x365 monitoring, security monitoring, and storage and backup services. It also provides software-defined networking (SDN) training, SDN software development and integration, virtualized network functions validation in a multi-vendor environment, unified communications, interactive voice response, and session initiation protocol based call centers, as well as structured cabling and other field installations. In addition, the company designs, engineers, installs, and maintains various types of Wi-Fi and wide-area, distributed antenna system, and small cell distribution networks for incumbent local exchange carriers, telecommunications original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), cable broadband multiple system operators, and enterprise customers, as well as designs, installs, and maintains hardware solutions for the OEMs that support voice, data, and optical networks. Further, it provides consulting and professional staffing solutions to the service-provider and enterprise market in support of IT and next-generation networks comprising project management, network implementation, network installation, network upgrades, rebuilds, maintenance, and consulting services. Additionally, the company’s engineering, design, installation, and maintenance services support the build-out and operation of enterprise, fiber optic, Ethernet, and wireless networks. InterCloud Systems, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) saw its value decrease by -62.63% as the stock dropped $-0.62 to finish the day at a closing price of $0.37. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $0.32-$2.69 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $0.32 to $0.47 during the day, are down by -43.94% in the past three months and down by -76.28% over the past six months. It is currently trading -55.87% below its 20 day moving average and -55.97% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $0 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 30.05. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, acquires and develops oil and natural gas properties in the United States. It owns properties, and oil and natural gas reserves primarily located in 10 operating basins, including the Green River Basin in Wyoming; the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico; the Gulf Coast Basin in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama; the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma and North Texas; the Piceance Basin in Colorado; the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming and Montana; the Arkoma Basin in Arkansas and Oklahoma; the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana; the Wind River Basin in Wyoming; and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. As of December 31, 2015, the company had total estimated proved reserves of 2,289.3 million barrels of oil equivalent, as well as owned working interests in 14,459 gross productive wells and approximately 881,508 gross undeveloped acres. Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks In Queue: Twilio Inc. (TWLO), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), Old Republic International Corporation (ORI)

Twilio Inc. (TWLO) climbed 2.75% during last trading as the stock added $0.8 to finish the day at $29.85 with about 3.8M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.99M. The $2.62B market cap company, which fluctuated between $29.35 and $30.5 during the day, currently situated 26.16% above its 52 week low of $23.66 and -57.93% away from its one year high of $70.96. The RSI of 51.94 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Twilio Inc. provides cloud communications platform that enables developers to build, scale, and operate communications within software applications through the cloud as a pay-as-you-go service in the United States and internationally. It offers programmable communications cloud software that enables developers to embed voice, messaging, video, and authentication capabilities into their applications through application programming interfaces. The company also provides use case products, such as a two-factor authentication solution. Twilio Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered San Francisco, California.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) gained $0.06 to close the day at a new closing price of $1.07, a 5.94% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 132.61% above its 52 week low of $0.46. A total of 3.76M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.81M. The stock, which fluctuated between $1.02 and $1.11 during the day, currently situated -60.07% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 44.59% in the past one month and up by 35.44% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $0 and RSI of 70.25, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, acquires and develops oil and natural gas properties in the United States. It owns properties, and oil and natural gas reserves primarily located in 10 operating basins, including the Green River Basin in Wyoming; the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico; the Gulf Coast Basin in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama; the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma and North Texas; the Piceance Basin in Colorado; the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming and Montana; the Arkoma Basin in Arkansas and Oklahoma; the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana; the Wind River Basin in Wyoming; and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. As of December 31, 2015, the company had total estimated proved reserves of 2,289.3 million barrels of oil equivalent, as well as owned working interests in 14,459 gross productive wells and approximately 881,508 gross undeveloped acres. Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Old Republic International Corporation (ORI) had a active trading with around 3.75M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.92M. The stock traded between $19.77 and $20.63 before closing at the price of $20.63 with 5.42% change on the day. The Chicago Illinois 60601 based company is currently trading 26.28% above its 52 week low of $16.51 and 4.19% above its 52 week high of $20.63. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 79.84 and $20 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

Old Republic International Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the insurance underwriting and related services business primarily in the United States and Canada. The company operates through three segments: General Insurance Group, Title Insurance Group, and the Republic Financial Indemnity Group Run-off Business. The General Insurance Group segment offers automobile extended warranty, aviation, commercial automobile, commercial multi-peril, general liability, home warranty, inland marine, travel accident, and workers’ compensation insurance products; and financial indemnity products for specialty coverages, including errors and omissions, directors and officers, fidelity, guaranteed asset protection, and surety. This segment offers its insurance products for businesses, government, and other institutions in transportation, commercial construction, healthcare, education, retail and wholesale, forest products, energy, general manufacturing, and financial services industries. The Title Insurance Group segment provides lenders’ and owners’ title insurance policies to real estate purchasers and investors based upon searches of the public records. This segment also offers escrow closing and construction disbursement services; and real estate information products, national default management services, and other services pertaining to real estate transfers and loan transactions. The Republic Financial Indemnity Group Run-off Business segment provides private mortgage insurance coverage that protects mortgage lenders and investors from default related losses on residential mortgage loans made primarily to homebuyers. This segment is also involved in the consumer credit indemnity run-off business. Old Republic International Corporation was founded in 1887 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: Pandora Media, Inc. (P), American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR)

Pandora Media, Inc. (P) saw its value increase by 1.29% as the stock gained $0.17 to finish the day at a closing price of $13.38. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $7.1-$14.98 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $13.29 to $13.52 during the day, are up by 4.53% in the past three months and up by 1.59% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.34% above its 20 day moving average and 7.21% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $14.48 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 62.56.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Pandora Media, Inc. provides Internet music streaming services in North America. The company allows its listeners to create personalized stations to access free music and comedy catalogs, as well as personalized playlist generating system; and offers Pandora One, a paid subscription service to listeners. It also sells audio, display, and video advertising to advertisers for delivery on computer, mobile, and other connected device platforms. In addition, the company offers ticketing and marketing software and services for venues and event promoters to promote their events, as well as allow fans to find and purchase tickets for events. Pandora Media, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Oakland, California.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) shares were up in last trading by 2.54% to $15.36. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.39% over the past week and grew 1.79% in the past month. It is currently trading -6.66% below its 50 day moving average and -6.66% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -20.27% decrease in value from its one year high of $19.55. The RSI indicator value of 46.5, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer offering on-trend clothing, accessories, and personal care products under the American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie brands. The company provides denim, bottoms, and other apparel, as well as footwear and accessories for men and women; and intimates, including bras, undies, swim, and other products, as well as apparel and personal care products for women. In addition, it offers sports apparel under the Tailgate brand; and menswear products under the Todd Snyder New York brand name. The company operates approximately 1,000 stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom, and ships to 81 countries through its websites. It also offers its merchandise at 151 stores operated by licensees in 22 countries, as well as through its Websites at ae.com, aerie.com, TailgateClothing.com, and ToddSnyder.com. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) traded within a range of $0.91 to $1.05 after opening the day at $0.92. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 50.75% so far this year. The stock was up close to 12.82% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $1.01 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -62.31% below its 52 week high of $2.69 and 119.57% above its 12-month low of $0.46. The shares are up by over 34.67% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 67.51 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, acquires and develops oil and natural gas properties in the United States. It owns properties, and oil and natural gas reserves primarily located in 10 operating basins, including the Green River Basin in Wyoming; the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico; the Gulf Coast Basin in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama; the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma and North Texas; the Piceance Basin in Colorado; the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming and Montana; the Arkoma Basin in Arkansas and Oklahoma; the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana; the Wind River Basin in Wyoming; and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. As of December 31, 2015, the company had total estimated proved reserves of 2,289.3 million barrels of oil equivalent, as well as owned working interests in 14,459 gross productive wells and approximately 881,508 gross undeveloped acres. Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Stocks on the Move: Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), Mastercard Incorporated (MA), The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 2.47% or $0.02 to close the day at $0.83 on active trading volume of 3.67M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.75M. The Houston Texas 77057 based company has been underperforming the oil & gas drilling & exploration group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -59.22%, compared to the industry which has advanced 111.68% over the same period. With RSI of 56.59, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $0, making it a hold for now.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, acquires and develops oil and natural gas properties in the United States. It owns properties, and oil and natural gas reserves primarily located in 10 operating basins, including the Green River Basin in Wyoming; the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico; the Gulf Coast Basin in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama; the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma and North Texas; the Piceance Basin in Colorado; the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming and Montana; the Arkoma Basin in Arkansas and Oklahoma; the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana; the Wind River Basin in Wyoming; and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. As of December 31, 2015, the company had total estimated proved reserves of 2,289.3 million barrels of oil equivalent, as well as owned working interests in 14,459 gross productive wells and approximately 881,508 gross undeveloped acres. Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Mastercard Incorporated (MA) fell -0.3% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.33 to finish the day at $109.63 with about 3.67M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.86M. The $117.9B market cap company, which fluctuated between $109.13 and $109.98 during the day, currently situated 40.76% above its 52 week low of $78.52 and -0.34% away from its one year high of $110. The RSI of 65.81 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG) saw its value increase by 0.09% as the stock gained $0.02 to finish the day at a closing price of $23.1. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $19.79-$24.82 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $22.86 to $23.12 during the day, are up by 3.21% in the past three months and up by 1.15% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.67% below its 20 day moving average and -1.87% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $26 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 40.76. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. provides advertising and marketing services worldwide. It operates through two segments, Integrated Agency Networks and Constituency Management Group. The company offers consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations, and specialized communications disciplines. It also provides various diversified services, including public relations, meeting and event production, sports and entertainment marketing, corporate and brand identity, and strategic marketing consulting. The company’s brands comprise McCann, MullenLowe, IPG Mediabrands, Carmichael Lynch, Deutsch, Hill Holliday, and The Martin Agency, as well as Foote, Cone & Belding. The company was formerly known as McCann-Erickson Incorporated and changed its name to The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. in January 1961. The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NRF), Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY)

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) climbed 1.33% during last trading as the stock added $0.01 to finish the day at $0.76 with about 2.96M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.95M. The $106.45M market cap company, which fluctuated between $0.68 and $0.78 during the day, currently situated 65.22% above its 52 week low of $0.46 and -73.86% away from its one year high of $2.99. The RSI of 46.57 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, acquires and develops oil and natural gas properties in the United States. It owns properties, and oil and natural gas reserves primarily located in 10 operating basins, including the Green River Basin in Wyoming; the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico; the Gulf Coast Basin in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama; the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma and North Texas; the Piceance Basin in Colorado; the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming and Montana; the Arkoma Basin in Arkansas and Oklahoma; the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana; the Wind River Basin in Wyoming; and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. As of December 31, 2015, the company had total estimated proved reserves of 2,289.3 million barrels of oil equivalent, as well as owned working interests in 14,459 gross productive wells and approximately 881,508 gross undeveloped acres. Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NRF) dropped $-0.04 to close the day at a new closing price of $16.22, a -0.25% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 117.72% above its 52 week low of $8.38. A total of 2.96M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.94M. The stock, which fluctuated between $16.07 and $16.33 during the day, currently situated -1.58% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 6.71% in the past one month and up by 26.57% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $17.67 and RSI of 65.55, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) had a light trading with around 2.95M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.17M. The stock traded between $19.65 and $20.01 before closing at the price of $19.89 with 0.86% change on the day. The Detroit Michigan 48243 based company is currently trading 36.7% above its 52 week low of $14.55 and -3.45% below its 52 week high of $20.6. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 58.93 and $24.59 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Ally Financial Inc., a diversified financial services company, provides a range of financial products and services primarily to automotive dealers and their retail customers in the United States. It offers dealer financial services, including a range of financial services and insurance products to automotive dealers and retail customers. The company also provides automotive finance services for dealers, such as new and used vehicle inventory financing; inventory insurance; term loans, including real estate and working capital loans; and vehicle remarketing services, as well as vehicle service contracts (VCSs) and guaranteed automobile protection (GAP) products. In addition, it offers retail automotive financing for new and used vehicles, and leasing for new vehicles; consumer finance protection and insurance products, such as VSCs, maintenance coverage, and GAP products; commercial insurance products; and senior secured commercial-lending products. Further, the company, through its subsidiary, Ally Bank provides savings and money market accounts, certificates of deposit, interest-bearing checking accounts, trust accounts, and individual retirement accounts; and online and mobile banking, electronic bill pay, remote deposit, and electronic funds transfer. It also engages in the management of held-for-investment mortgage loan portfolio that includes the execution of bulk purchases of jumbo and low-to-moderate income mortgage loans originated by third parties. The company was formerly known as GMAC Inc. and changed its name to Ally Financial Inc. in May 2010. Ally Financial Inc. was founded in 1919 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.