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.

 

Stocks To Track: National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), Cerner Corporation (CERN)

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV) climbed 0.36% during last trading as the stock added $0.14 to finish the day at $38.67 with about 2.94M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.8M. The $14.76B market cap company, which fluctuated between $38.32 and $38.98 during the day, currently situated 53.12% above its 52 week low of $25.74 and -11.37% away from its one year high of $43.63. The RSI of 58.46 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling, completion, and production operations; and provides oilfield services to the upstream oil and gas industry worldwide. It operates through four segments: Rig Systems, Rig Aftermarket, Wellbore Technologies, and Completion & Production Solutions. The Rig Systems segment offers land rigs; offshore drilling equipment packages; and drilling rig components. This segment provides substructures, derricks, and masts; cranes; pipe lifting, racking, rotating, and assembly systems; fluid transfer technologies, such as mud pumps; pressure control equipment; power transmission systems; and rig instrumentation and control systems. The Rig Aftermarket segment offers spare parts; and repair and rental services, as well as technical support, field and first well support, field engineering, and customer training services. The Wellbore Technologies segment designs, manufactures, rents, and sells various equipment and technologies. This segment also provides solids control and waste management equipment and services, drilling fluids, power generation equipment, drill and wired pipes, instruments, measuring and monitoring equipment, downhole and fishing tools, hole openers, and drill bits, as well as drilling optimization and automation, tubular inspection, repair and coating, and rope access inspection services. The Completion and Production Solutions segment offers pressure pumping trucks and pumps, blenders, sanders, hydration units, injection units, flowlines, manifolds, and wellheads; well intervention tools; offshore production comprising composite pipes, process equipment, floating production systems, and subsea production technologies; and onshore production, including surface transfer and progressive cavity pumps, reciprocating pumps, pressure vessels, and artificial lift systems. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) dropped $-0.07 to close the day at a new closing price of $0.75, a -8.22% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 63.57% above its 52 week low of $0.4603. A total of 2.93M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.98M. The stock, currently situated -75.28% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -43.85% in the past one month and up by 21.35% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $0 and RSI of 46.05, the stock still has upside potential, 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.

Cerner Corporation (CERN) had a light trading with around 2.91M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.19M. The stock traded at the price of $47.65 with -0.58% change on the day. The North Kansas City Missouri 64117 based company is currently trading 1.36% above its 52 week low of $47.01 and -29.41% below its 52 week high of $67.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 43.08 and $60.71 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports health care information technology, health care devices, hardware, and content solutions for health care organizations and consumers in the United States and internationally. The company offers Cerner Millennium architecture, which includes clinical, financial, and management information systems that allow providers to access an individual’s electronic health record at the point of care, and organizes and delivers information for physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front- and back-office professionals, and consumers. It also provides HealtheIntent platform, a cloud-based platform that enables organizations to aggregate, transform, and reconcile data across the continuum of care, as well as assists to enhance outcomes and lower costs. In addition, the company offers a portfolio of clinical and financial health care information technology solutions, as well as departmental, connectivity, population health, and care coordination solutions; and various complementary services, including support, hosting, managed, implementation, and strategic consulting services. Further, it provides various services, such as implementation and training, remote hosting, operational management, revenue cycle, support and maintenance, health care data analysis, clinical process optimization, transaction processing, employer health centers, employee wellness programs, and third party administrator services for employer-based health plans; and complementary hardware and devices for third parties. It serves integrated delivery networks, physician groups and networks, managed care organizations, hospitals, medical centers, reference laboratories, home health agencies, blood banks, imaging centers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, employers, governments, and public health organizations. Cerner Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in North Kansas City, Missouri.

 

Stocks To Track: GoPro, Inc. (GPRO), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), Marriott International, Inc. (MAR)

GoPro, Inc. (GPRO) climbed 0.69% during last trading as the stock added $0.06 to finish the day at $8.77 with about 3.29M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.39M. The $1.25B market cap company, currently situated 2.69% above its 52 week low of $8.54 and -57.22% away from its one year high of $19. The RSI of 28.68 indicates the stock is oversold at the current levels, buy for now.

GoPro, Inc. develops and sells mountable and wearable cameras, and accessories in the United States and internationally. The company offers HERO line of capture devices, such as cameras; and mounts comprising equipment-based mounts consisting of helmet, handlebar, roll bar, and grip and tripod mounts that enable consumers to capture content while engaged in a range of activities, as well as mounts that enable customers to wear the mount on their bodies, such as wrist housings, chest harnesses, and head straps. It also provides LCD Touch BacPac, Battery BacPac, Smart Remote, and Floaty Backdoor accessories, as well as spare batteries, charging accessories, cables to connect its GoPro cameras to television monitors, video transmitters and external microphones, flotation devices, dive filters, and anti-fogging solutions. In addition, the company offers GoPro Studio, a video editing tool that allows users to create professional quality videos from their content; and GoPro App that allows users to control GoPro cameras remotely using a smartphone or tablet. GoPro, Inc. markets and sells its products through retailers and distributors, as well as through its Website. The company was formerly known as Woodman Labs, Inc. and changed its name to GoPro, Inc. in February 2014. GoPro, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) gained $0.11 to close the day at a new closing price of $0.78, a 15.63% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 69.37% above its 52 week low of $0.4603. A total of 3.28M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.08M. The stock, currently situated -74.64% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.51% in the past one month and down by -7.25% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $0 and RSI of 47.06, the stock still has upside potential, 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.

Marriott International, Inc. (MAR) had a active trading with around 3.28M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.06M. The stock traded at the price of $82.5 with -0.22% change on the day. The Bethesda Maryland 20817 based company is currently trading 48.62% above its 52 week low of $56.43 and -4.24% below its 52 week high of $86.15. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 57.52 and $82.25 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Marriott International, Inc. operates, franchises, and licenses hotels and timeshare properties worldwide. The company operates through three segments: North American Full-Service, North American Limited-Service, and International. It also operates, markets, and develops residential properties, as well as provides services to home/condominium owner associations. The company operates its properties primarily under the brand names of The Ritz-Carlton, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, EDITION, JW Marriott, Autograph Collection Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Delta Hotels and Resorts, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Vacation Club, Gaylord Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Protea Hotels, and Moxy Hotels. As of November 21, 2016, it operated, franchised, and licensed approximately 6,000 properties in 120 countries. Marriott International, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Tidewater Inc. (TDW), Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (CLNE), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR)

Tidewater Inc. (TDW) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.29% or $-0.01 to close the day at $3.41 on active trading volume of 2.5M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.17M. The New Orleans Louisiana 70130 based company has been underperforming the oil & gas equipment & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -51.01%, compared to the industry which has advanced 24.56% over the same period. With RSI of 52.88, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $3.63, making it a hold for now.

Tidewater Inc. provides offshore service vessels and marine support services to the offshore energy industry through the operation of a fleet of marine service vessels worldwide. The company operates through Americas, Asia/Pacific, Middle East/North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa/Europe segments. It provides services in support of offshore exploration, field development, and production, including towing of and anchor handling for mobile offshore drilling units; transporting supplies and personnel necessary to sustain drilling, workover, and production activities; offshore construction, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operations, and seismic and subsea support; and various specialized services, such as pipe and cable laying. The company operates and charters deepwater vessels, including platform supply vessels, and anchor handling towing supply vessels that are used in transporting supplies and equipment from shore bases to deepwater and intermediate water depth offshore drilling rigs and production platforms; towing-supply vessels for use in intermediate and shallow waters; and crew boats and utility vessels for use in transporting personnel and supplies from shore bases to offshore drilling rigs, platforms, and other installations. It also operates offshore tugs used for towing floating drilling rigs and barges; and assisting in the docking of tankers, as well as in pipe laying, cable laying, and construction barges. The company serves international oil and natural gas exploration, field development, and production companies; select independent exploration and production companies; foreign government-owned or government-controlled organizations and other companies; drilling contractors; and other companies, including offshore construction companies, diving companies, and well stimulation companies. As of March 31, 2016, it owned or chartered 269 vessels and 8 ROVs. Tidewater Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (CLNE) fell -4.03% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.12 to finish the day at $2.86 with about 2.5M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.75M. The $407.81M market cap company, which fluctuated between $2.84 and $2.98 during the day, currently situated 33.02% above its 52 week low of $2.15 and -40.42% away from its one year high of $4.8. The RSI of 24.5 indicates the stock is oversold at the current levels, buy for now.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. provides natural gas as an alternative fuel for vehicle fleets in the United States and Canada. The company supplies compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), and renewable natural gas (RNG) for light, medium, and heavy-duty vehicles. It also designs, builds, operates, services, repairs, and maintains fueling stations. In addition, the company manufactures, sells, and services non-lubricated natural gas fueling compressors and other equipment used in CNG stations and LNG stations; provides assessment, design, and modification solutions to operators with code-compliant service and maintenance facilities for natural gas vehicle fleets; transports and sells CNG to industrial and institutional energy users; and processes and sells RNG, which is used as vehicle fuel. Further, it sells tradable credits comprising natural gas and RNG as a vehicle fuel, such as Low Carbon Fuel Standards and Renewable Identification Numbers Credits; and helps its customers in acquiring and financing natural gas vehicles, as well as obtaining federal, state, and local tax credits grants and incentives. The company serves heavy-duty trucking, airport, refuse, and public transit markets; and industrial and institutional energy users, as well as government fleets. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 986 fleet customers operating approximately 44,152 natural gas vehicles; and owned, operated, or supplied approximately 570 natural gas fueling stations in 42 states in the United States, as well as British Columbia and Ontario in Canada. The company was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) saw its value decrease by -6.42% as the stock dropped $-0.05 to finish the day at a closing price of $0.67. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $0.4603-$3.1658 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $0.67 to $0.73 during the day, are down by -25.13% in the past three months and down by -52.88% over the past six months. It is currently trading -30.79% below its 20 day moving average and -11.48% 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 39.95. 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 Under Review: Real Goods Solar, Inc. (RGSE), 3D Systems Corporation (DDD), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR)

Real Goods Solar, Inc. (RGSE) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -4.19% or $-0.01 to close the day at $0.26 on light trading volume of 2.36M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.78M. The Louisville Colorado 80027 based company has been underperforming the general building materials group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -98.2%, compared to the industry which has advanced 27.67% over the same period. With RSI of 32.94, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $2.66, making it a hold for now.

Real Goods Solar, Inc. operates as a residential and commercial solar energy engineering, procurement, and construction company in the United States. It operates in three segments: Residential, Sunetric, and Other. The company offers solar energy services, including design, procurement, permitting, build-out, grid connection, financing referrals, and warranty and customer satisfaction. It installs residential solar energy systems up to 15 kilowatts (kW) in size; and small commercial solar energy systems up to 500 kW in size for various industries, such as retail, manufacturing, service, and municipal services. The company markets its products and services through an outside sales team, e-sales, and inside sales, customer referral programs, and alliances and channel partnerships, as well as online. Real Goods Solar, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Louisville, Colorado.

3D Systems Corporation (DDD) retreated with the stock falling -1.04% or $-0.14 to close at $13.38 on light trading volume of 2.36M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.64M. The Rock Hill South Carolina 29730 based company operating under the Computer Peripherals industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 53.62% up for the period and up by 53.97% so far this year. With price target of $15.08 and a 123% rebound from 52-week low, 3D Systems Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

3D Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides 3D printing products and services worldwide. The company’s 3D printers transform data input generated by 3D design software, CAD software, or other 3D design tools into printed parts using a range of print materials, including plastic, metal, nylon, rubber, wax, and composite materials. It offers various 3D printing technologies, such as stereolithography, selective laser sintering, direct metal printing, multijet printing, colorjet printing, and plasticjet printing. The company also develops, blends, and markets various print materials, such as plastic, nylon, metal, composite, elastomeric, wax, and Class IV bio-compatible materials. It offers its printers under the Accura, DuraForm, LaserForm, CastForm, and VisiJet brand names. In addition, the company provides digital design tools, including software, scanners, and haptic devices, as well as products for product design, mold and die design, 3D scan-to-print, reverse engineering, and production machining and inspection. Further, it offers proprietary software and drivers that provide part preparation, part placement, support placement, build platform management, and print queue management; and 3D virtual reality simulators and simulator modules for medical applications, as well as digitizing scanners for medical and mechanical applications. Additionally, the company provides warranty, maintenance, and training services. It primarily serves companies and small and midsize businesses in a range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, government, defense, technology, electronics, education, consumer goods, energy, and healthcare. The company sells its products and services through its direct sales force, resellers, and channel partners and distributors. 3D Systems Corporation was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -2.69% or $-0.02 to close the day at $0.72 on lower than average trading volume of 2.34M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.09M. The Houston Texas 77057 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas drilling & exploration companies by -28.7874% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -75.07% YTD, versus the oil & gas drilling & exploration industry which is up 63.53% for the same period. The RSI of 42.3 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.

 

Eye Catching Stocks: Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), Halliburton Company (HAL), Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT)

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 3.8% or $0.03 to close the day at $0.74 on active trading volume of 3.18M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.04M. The Houston Texas 77057 based company has been underperforming the oil & gas drilling & exploration group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -78.13%, compared to the industry which has advanced 55.69% over the same period. With RSI of 42.54, 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.

Halliburton Company (HAL) fell -0.42% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.23 to finish the day at $54.84 with about 3.16M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.81M. The $47.61B market cap company, which fluctuated between $54.63 and $55.26 during the day, currently situated 101.86% above its 52 week low of $27.64 and -2.21% away from its one year high of $56.08. The RSI of 64.02 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products to the upstream oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company’s Completion and Production segment offers production enhancement services, including stimulation and sand control services; and cementing services, such as bonding the well, well casing, and casing equipment. It also provides completion tools that offer downhole solutions and services, including well completion products and services, intelligent well completions, liner hanger systems, sand control systems, and service tools; pressure control services comprising coiled tubing, hydraulic workover units, and downhole tools; and pipeline and process services, such as pre-commissioning and maintenance, subsea pipeline, conventional pipeline, and process services. In addition, this segment offers oilfield production and completion chemicals and services; electrical submersible pumps and progressive cavity pumps; and installation, maintenance, repair, and testing services. The company’s Drilling and Evaluation segment provides drilling fluid systems, performance additives, completion fluids, solids control, specialized testing equipment, and waste management services; and drilling systems and services. It also offers wireline and perforating services that include open-hole logging, cased-hole and slickline, borehole seismic, and formation and reservoir solutions; and drill bits and services comprising roller cone rock bits, fixed cutter bits, hole enlargement, and related downhole tools and services, as well as coring equipment and services. In addition, this segment offers integrated exploration, drilling, and production software, as well as related professional and data management services; testing and subsea services, such as acquisition and analysis of reservoir information and optimization solutions; and oilfield project management and integrated solutions. Halliburton Company was founded in 1919 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) saw its value decrease by -0.29% as the stock dropped $-0.08 to finish the day at a closing price of $27.37. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $16.16-$27.95 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $27.3 to $27.5 during the day, are up by 19.62% in the past three months and up by 30.3% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.84% above its 20 day moving average and 11.72% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $30.02 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 68.7. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., a hospitality company, owns, leases, manages, develops, and franchises hotels, resorts, and timeshare properties worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Ownership, Management and Franchise, and Timeshare. It also licenses its brands to franchisees; provides hotel management services for third parties; and markets and sells timeshare interests owned by Hilton and third parties. In addition, the company provides consumer financing, which includes interest income generated from the origination of consumer loans to finance their purchase of timeshare intervals. It operates hotels under the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Grand Vacations, and Hampton Inn brands. As of November 29, 2016, the company had approximately 4,800 managed, franchised, owned, and leased hotels, resorts, and timeshare properties comprising 789,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

 

Stocks on Trader’s Radar: Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), FirstEnergy Corp. (FE), New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ)

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -16.31% or $-0.14 to close the day at $0.71 on active trading volume of 3.15M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.01M. The Houston Texas 77057 based company has been underperforming the oil & gas drilling & exploration group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -77.06%, compared to the industry which has advanced 53.76% over the same period. With RSI of 41.03, 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.

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) fell -0.64% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.2 to finish the day at $31.22 with about 3.14M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.88M. The $13.27B market cap company, which fluctuated between $31.15 and $31.51 during the day, currently situated 6.49% above its 52 week low of $29.33 and -12.83% away from its one year high of $36.6. The RSI of 46.07 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

FirstEnergy Corp., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the United States. The company operates through Regulated Distribution, Regulated Transmission, and Competitive Energy Services segments. It owns and operates coal-fired, nuclear, hydroelectric, oil and natural gas, wind, and solar power generating facilities. The company also provides energy-related products and services to retail and wholesale customers. It operates 24,211 pole miles of overhead and underground transmission lines; and electric distribution systems, including 268,682 miles of overhead pole line and underground conduit carrying primary, secondary, and street lighting circuits; as well as owns substations with a total installed transformer capacity of approximately 154,612,802 kilovolt-amperes. The company serves approximately six million customers within 65,000 square miles in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. FirstEnergy Corp. was founded in 1996 and is based in Akron, Ohio.

New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ) saw its value decrease by -0.61% as the stock dropped $-0.1 to finish the day at a closing price of $16.26. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $9.07-$16.43 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $16.1 to $16.38 during the day, are up by 17.81% in the past three months and up by 32.94% over the past six months. It is currently trading 2.98% above its 20 day moving average and 9.94% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $15.98 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 70.03. The technical indicator do not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains any time soon.

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.

 

Stocks Under Consideration: Tahoe Resources Inc. (TAHO), HRG Group, Inc. (HRG), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR)

Tahoe Resources Inc. (TAHO) retreated with the stock falling -1.38% or $-0.12 to close at $8.6 on active trading volume of 2.33M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.29M. The Reno Nevada 89511 based company operating under the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 2.99% up for the period and down by -0.81% so far this year. With price target of $16.27 and a 32.82% rebound from 52-week low, Tahoe Resources Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Tahoe Resources Inc., together with its subsidiaries, explores, develops, and operates mines in the Americas. The company primarily produces copper, gold, silver, lead/zinc, and natural gas and petroleum. It holds interest in the Escobal mine property comprising 29.1 million tons of proven and probable mineral reserves located in southeast Guatemala; La Arena mine property, which consist of 80.3 million tons of proven and probable mineral reserves located in northern Perú; and Shahuindo mine comprising 111.9 million tons of proven and probable mineral reserves located in northern Perú. The company was formerly known as CKM Resources Inc. and changed its name to Tahoe Resources Inc. in January 2010. Tahoe Resources Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Reno, Nevada.

HRG Group, Inc. (HRG) had a light trading with around 2.32M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 838.42K. The stock traded between $15.38 and $15.55 before closing at the price of $15.51 with 0.52% change on the day. The New York New York 10022 based company is currently trading 50.8% above its 52 week low of $10.28 and -5.37% below its 52 week high of $16.39. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $11 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

HRG Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various branded consumer products. It operates through two segments, Consumer Products and Insurance. Its product portfolio includes consumer batteries, such as alkaline and zinc carbon batteries, nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries, battery chargers, battery-powered portable lighting products, hearing aid batteries, and other specialty battery products; small appliances comprising small kitchen appliances and home product appliances; and personal care products, such as electric shaving and grooming products, and other personal care products. The company’s product portfolio also comprises hardware and home improvement products, including residential locksets, door hardware, and plumbing products; pet supplies consisting of aquatics, companion animals, and pet food products; home and garden improvement products, such as outdoor insect and weed control solutions, animal repellents, household pest control solutions, and personal use pesticides for protection from various outdoor nuisance pests; and auto care products, including automotive aftermarket appearance, performance chemicals, and do-it-yourself automotive air conditioner recharge products. The company sells its products through retailers, wholesalers and distributors, construction companies, hearing aid professionals, industrial distributors, and original equipment manufacturers in approximately 160 countries in the North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific. In addition, it provides life insurance and annuity products through independent agents and managing general agents; and long-term reinsurance to specialty insurance sector of fixed, deferred, and payout annuities. The company was formerly known as Harbinger Group Inc. and changed its name to HRG Group, Inc. in March 2015. HRG Group, Inc. was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) saw its value decrease by -2.88% as the stock dropped $-0.03 to finish the day at a closing price of $1.01. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $0.46-$3.6 per share for the past year. The shares are down by -4.72% in the past three months and down by -17.89% over the past six months. It is currently trading 13.67% above its 20 day moving average and 39.54% above 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 55.94.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 Roundup: Toll Brothers Inc. (TOL), The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR)

Toll Brothers Inc. (TOL) grew with the stock adding 0.47% or $0.15 to close at $31.74 on light trading volume of 2.42M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.51M. The Horsham Pennsylvania 19044 based company operating under the Residential Construction industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -3.38% down for the period and down by -4.68% so far this year. With price target of $36.67 and a 33.64% rebound from 52-week low, Toll Brothers Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Toll Brothers Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, builds, markets, and arranges finance for detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities. The company operates through two segments, Traditional Home Building and City Living. It also builds and sells homes in urban infill markets under the Toll Brothers City Living name. In addition, the company develops, owns, and operates golf courses and country clubs that are associated with master planned communities; develops and sells land to other builders; and develops, operates, and rents apartments. The company serves move-up, empty-nester, active-adult, age-qualified, and second-home buyers in 19 states in the United States. Toll Brothers Inc. was founded in 1967 and is based in Horsham, Pennsylvania.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) had a active trading with around 2.41M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.9M. The stock traded between $75.83 and $76.81 before closing at the price of $76.28 with 0.2% change on the day. The New York New York 10153 based company is currently trading 1.3% above its 52 week low of $75.29 and -20.89% below its 52 week high of $97.48. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $93.5 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The company offers a range of skin care products, such as moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products for face, eyes, lips, and nails, as well as related items, including compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. It also provides fragrance products in various forms comprising eau de parfum sprays and colognes, lotions, powders, creams, candles, and soaps; and hair care products, which include shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays, and hair color products, as well as sells ancillary products and services. The company offers its products under the brands of Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series, Origins, M·A·C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, Prescriptives, GoodSkin Labs, Ojon, and Osiao. In addition, it operates as a licensee for fragrances and/or cosmetics sold under the Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tory Burch, Dr. Andrew Weil, and AERIN brand names. The company sells its products through department stores, specialty multi-brand retailers, upscale perfumeries, pharmacies, and salons and spas; freestanding stores; e-commerce Websites; stores in airports and on cruise ships; in-flight and duty-free shops; and self-select outlets. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in New York, New York.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) saw its value decrease by -0.95% as the stock dropped $-0.01 to finish the day at a closing price of $1.04. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $0.46-$3.6 per share for the past year. The shares are down by -10.34% in the past three months and down by -17.46% over the past six months. It is currently trading 20.72% above its 20 day moving average and 45.54% above 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 57.3.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.

Momentum Stocks: PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDLI), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP)

PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDLI) retreated with the stock falling -2.43% or $-0.05 to close at $2.01 on active trading volume of 3.22M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.19M. The Incline Village Nevada 89451 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -40.79% down for the period and down by -41.46% so far this year. With price target of $3.5 and a -0.5% rebound from 52-week low, PDL BioPharma, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

PDL BioPharma, Inc. manages a portfolio of patents and royalty assets in the United States and Europe. The company is involved in the humanization of monoclonal antibodies and the discovery of a new generation of targeted treatments for cancer and immunologic diseases. It offers Queen et al. patents that cover humanized antibodies, methods for humanizing antibodies, polynucleotide encoding in humanized antibodies, and methods of producing humanized antibodies. PDL BioPharma, Inc. has license agreements with various biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, as well as acquires royalty and other assets. The company was formerly known as Protein Design Labs, Inc. and changed its name to PDL BioPharma, Inc. in 2006. PDL BioPharma, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Incline Village, Nevada.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) had a active trading with around 3.22M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.84M. The stock traded at the price of $1.17 with 0.86% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77057 based company is currently trading 154.35% above its 52 week low of $0.46 and -66.15% below its 52 week high of $3.6. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  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.

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) saw its value increase by 0.32% as the stock gained $0.11 to finish the day at a closing price of $34.5. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $18.62-$43.5 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $34.41 to $34.79 during the day, are down by -3.46% in the past three months and down by -4.15% over the past six months. It is currently trading -3.16% below its 20 day moving average and -2.1% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $44.85 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 47.44.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. engages in the natural gas midstream, and intrastate transportation and storage businesses in the United States. The company’s Intrastate Transportation and Storage segment transports natural gas from various natural gas producing areas, and through ET fuel system and HPL system. It owns and operates 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas. Its Interstate Transportation and Storage segment provides natural gas transportation and storage services; owns and operates approximately 12,300 miles of interstate natural gas pipeline; and has interests in various natural gas pipelines. The company’s Midstream segment gathers, compresses, treats, blends, processes, and markets natural gas. It owns and operates 35,000 miles of in service natural gas, 31 natural gas processing plants, 21 natural gas treating facilities, and 4 natural gas conditioning facilities. The company’s Liquids Transportation and Services segment transports mixed NGLs and other hydrocarbons; stores mixed NGLs, NGL products, and petrochemical products; and separates mixed NGL streams into purity products. It owns and operates various NGL pipelines, and NGL storage facilities with aggregate storage capacity of approximately 51 million barrels. Its Investment in Sunoco Logistics segment gathers, purchases, markets, and sells crude oil; and owns and operates 1,800 miles of refined products pipelines. The company’s Retail Marketing segment sells motor fuel and merchandise at company-operated retail locations and branded convenience stores in 14 states, primarily on the east coast and south regions of the United States. Its Other segment provides natural gas compression equipment and compression services; manages coal and natural resources property, sells standing timber, and leases coal-related infrastructure facilities; and generates electrical power. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Dallas, Texas.