Stocks Roundup: VEREIT, Inc. (VER), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), The AES Corporation (AES)

VEREIT, Inc. (VER) grew with the stock adding 0.12% or $0.01 to close at $8.53 on light trading volume of 4.5M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.02M. The Phoenix Arizona 85016 based company has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 8.3% up for the period and up by 9.41% so far this year. With price target of $10.13 and a 29.72% rebound from 52-week low, VEREIT, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) had a active trading with around 4.49M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.68M. The stock traded at the price of $1.06 with -5.36% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77057 based company is currently trading 130.43% above its 52 week low of $0.46 and -69.33% 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.

The AES Corporation (AES) saw its value increase by 0.68% as the stock gained $0.08 to finish the day at a closing price of $11.92. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $8.22-$13.32 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $11.7 to $11.96 during the day, are down by -4.43% in the past three months and up by 8.68% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.01% above its 20 day moving average and 1.84% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $12.48 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.

The AES Corporation operates as a diversified power generation and utility company. It owns and/or operates power plants to generate and sell power to customers, such as utilities, industrial users, and other intermediaries. The company also owns and/or operates utilities to generate or purchase, distribute, transmit, and sell electricity to end-user customers in the residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental sectors; and generates and sells electricity on the wholesale market. It uses a range of fuels to generate electricity, including natural gas, coal, hydro, wind, energy storage, oil, diesel, petroleum coke, biomass, landfill gas, and solar. The company owns and/or operates a generation portfolio of approximately 29,352 megawatts. It has operations in the United States, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. The company was formerly known as Applied Energy Services, Inc. and changed its name to The AES Corporation in April 2000. The AES Corporation was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

 

Momentum Stocks: Radius Health, Inc. (RDUS), Emerson Electric Co. (EMR), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR)

Radius Health, Inc. (RDUS) retreated with the stock falling -12.02% or $-6.43 to close at $47.07 on light trading volume of 3.77M compared its three months average trading volume of 953.09K. The Waltham Massachusetts 02451 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -15.01% down for the period and down by -23.51% so far this year. With price target of $60.25 and a 90.18% rebound from 52-week low, Radius Health, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Radius Health, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops and sells therapeutics in the areas of osteoporosis, oncology, and endocrine diseases primarily in the United States. Its product candidates include Abaloparatide-SC, a novel synthetic peptide analog of parathyroid hormone-related protein, which has been completed Phase III clinical development for the treatment of patients with postmenopausal osteoporosis; and Abaloparatide-TD, a transdermal patch that has been completed Phase II clinical trial, which is used as a short wear-time transdermal patch. The company is also involved in developing RAD1901, a selective estrogen receptor down-regulator/degrader, which is in Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer and other estrogen receptor mediated oncology applications, as well as in Phase IIb clinical trial for the treatment of postmenopausal vasomotor symptoms; and RAD140, a nonsteroidal selective androgen receptor modulator that is in preclinical stage for the treatment of breast cancer or other conditions. It has collaborations and license agreements with Nordic Bioscience Clinical Development VII A/S; 3M; Ipsen Pharma SAS; Eisai Co. Ltd.; and Lonza Group Ltd., as well as clinical collaboration with Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Radius Health, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) had a light trading with around 3.73M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.04M. The stock traded between $57.24 and $58.07 before closing at the price of $57.6 with -1.13% change on the day. The St. Louis Missouri 63136 based company is currently trading 44.96% above its 52 week low of $41.25 and -1.17% below its 52 week high of $58.28. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $49.04 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Emerson Electric Co. designs and manufactures products, and delivers services to industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s Process Management segment offers systems and software; measurement and analytical instrumentation; valves, actuators, and regulators; industry services and solutions; and digital plant architecture solutions. It also provides consulting services for precision measurement, control, monitoring, asset optimization, and safety and reliability of oil and gas reservoirs and plants. This segment serves oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power generation, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, pulp and paper, metal and mining, and municipal water supplies markets. Its Industrial Automation segment provides fluid power and control products; electrical distribution equipment; and materials joining and precision cleaning products, as well as hermetic motors. The company’s Climate Technologies segment supplies compressors, temperature sensors and controls, thermostats, flow controls, and remote monitoring technology and services to residential heating and cooling, commercial air conditioning, commercial and industrial refrigeration, and marine control areas. Its Commercial & Residential Solutions segment provides tools for professionals and homeowners; home storage systems; and appliance solutions. The company was formerly known as The Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company and changed its name to Emerson Electric Co. in 2000. Emerson Electric Co. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) saw its value increase by 10.72% as the stock gained $0.11 to finish the day at a closing price of $1.12. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $0.4603-$3.6 per share for the past year. The shares are down by -15.28% in the past three months and down by -18.96% over the past six months. It is currently trading 68.17% above its 20 day moving average and 67.01% 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 66.03.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: Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA), Mastercard Incorporated (MA), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR)

Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) grew with the stock adding 3.93% or $-0.95 to close at $185.85 on active trading volume of 5.46M compared its three months average trading volume of 4.04M. The Palo Alto California 94304 based company operating under the Auto Manufacturers – Major industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -14.81% down for the period and down by -19.52% so far this year. With price target of $234.64 and a 36.94% rebound from 52-week low, Tesla Motors, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and stationary energy storage products in the United States, China, Norway, and internationally. It primarily offers sedans and sport utility vehicles. The company also offers electric vehicle powertrain components and systems to other manufacturers. It sells its products through a network of Tesla stores and galleries, as well as through Internet. In addition, the company designs, manufactures, installs, monitors, maintains, leases, and sells solar energy systems to government, residential, and commercial customers; and sells electricity generated by solar energy systems to customers. Tesla Motors, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Mastercard Incorporated (MA) had a active trading with around 5.42M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.05M. The stock traded between $102.62 and $105.57 before closing at the price of $105.25 with 3.19% change on the day. The Purchase New York 10577 based company is currently trading 34.86% above its 52 week low of $78.52 and -3.38% below its 52 week high of $108.93. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $118.57 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

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.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) saw its value decrease by -14.41% as the stock dropped $-0.17 to finish the day at a closing price of $1.01. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $0.46-$3.6 per share for the past year. The shares are down by -26.81% in the past three months and down by -30.34% over the past six months. It is currently trading 55.98% above its 20 day moving average and 51.52% 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 62.92.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: Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), U.S. Bancorp (USB), Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL)

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -11.94% or $-0.16 to close the day at $1.18 on active trading volume of 9.24M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.43M. The Houston Texas 77057 based company has been underperforming the oil & gas drilling & exploration group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -61.23%, compared to the industry which has advanced 61.19% over the same period. With RSI of 72.1, 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.

U.S. Bancorp (USB) grew with the stock adding 0.73% or $0.37 to close at $50.73 on active trading volume of 9.19M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.69M. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55402 based company operating under the Regional – Midwest Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 17.97% up for the period and up by 21.22% so far this year. With price target of $49.3 and a 39.54% rebound from 52-week low, U.S. Bancorp has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company, provides a range of financial services in the United States. It offers depository services, which include checking accounts, savings accounts, and time certificate contracts; and lending services, such as traditional credit products, as well as credit card services, leasing financing, import/export trade, asset-backed lending, agricultural finance, and other products. The company also provides ancillary services, including capital markets, treasury management, and receivable lock-box collection services to corporate customers; and a range of asset management and fiduciary services for individuals, estates, foundations, business corporations, and charitable organizations. In addition, it offers investment and insurance products to the company’s customers principally within its markets, as well as fund administration services to a range of mutual and other funds. Further, the company provides corporate and purchasing card, and corporate trust services; and merchant processing services, as well as offers cash and investment management, ATM processing, mortgage banking, and brokerage and leasing services. It serves individuals, businesses, institutional organizations, governmental entities, and other financial institutions. The company offers its services through a network of 3,133 banking offices primarily in the Midwest and West regions of the United States; and a network of 4,936 ATMs, as well as through on-line services and over mobile devices. U.S. Bancorp was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 3.37% or $1.61 to close the day at $49.43 on higher than average trading volume of 9.02M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.21M. The Atlanta Georgia 30354 based company has been outperforming the major airlines companies by 27.4866% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -0.87% YTD, versus the major airlines industry which is up 1.63% for the same period. The RSI of 72 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Airline and Refinery. Its route network is centered around a system of hubs, international gateways, and airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Tokyo-Narita. The company sells its tickets through various distribution channels, including delta.com and mobile, telephone reservations, traditional brick and mortar, and online travel agencies. It also provides aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services; staffing, and professional security and training services, as well as aviation solutions to third parties; vacation packages to third-party consumers; and aircraft charters, and aircraft management and programs. As of February 3, 2016, the company operated a fleet of approximately 800 aircrafts. Delta Air Lines, Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: KeyCorp (KEY), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), Pfizer Inc. (PFE)

KeyCorp (KEY) had a active trading with around 19.53M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 16.74M. The stock traded between $17.62 and $18.01 before closing at the price of $17.7 with -1.12% change on the day. The Cleveland Ohio 44114 based company is currently trading 83.84% above its 52 week low of $9.88 and -1.61% below its 52 week high of $18.01. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 74.72 and $17.33 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

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

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 47.25% or $0.43 to close the day at $1.34 on light trading volume of 19.52M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.16M. The Houston Texas 77057 based company has been underperforming the oil & gas drilling & exploration group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -68.7%, compared to the industry which has advanced 49.83% over the same period. With RSI of 83.12, 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.

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) shares were down in last trading by -0.13% to $31.59. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.16% over the past week and grew 6.74% in the past month. It is currently trading -1.68% below its 50 day moving average and -3.58% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -13.96% decrease in value from its one year high of $37.39. The RSI indicator value of 47.2, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR)

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) saw its value increase by 1.11% as the stock gained $0.44 to finish the day at a closing price of $40.07. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $26.15-$44.92 per share for the past year. The shares are down by -7.42% in the past three months and up by 8.09% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.7% below its 20 day moving average and -4.2% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $45.52 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 40.64.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Yahoo! Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides search and display advertising services on Yahoo properties and affiliate sites worldwide. The company offers Yahoo Search that serves as a guide for users to discover information on the Internet; Yahoo Mail, which connects users to the people and content; and Yahoo Messenger, an instant messaging service, which enables users to connect, communicate, and share experiences in real-time. It also provides digital content products, including Yahoo News, which gives users to discover, consume, and engage around the news, content, and video; Yahoo Sports, which serves audiences of sports enthusiasts; Yahoo Finance that offers a range of financial data, information, and tools; Yahoo Lifestyle to engage users passionate about style and fashion; and Tumblr, which provides a Web platform and mobile applications on iOS and android to create, share, and curate content, as well as Tumblr messaging that enables users to engage with other users that share their same interests and passions. In addition, the company provides advertiser products, such as Yahoo Gemini, a marketplace for search and native advertising; and BrightRoll, which offers a suite of media-agnostic tools to enable advertisers, publishers, and partners connect with users across ad formats and devices. Further, it offers advertising formats; and digital advertising products, such as Yahoo native, Yahoo video, Yahoo premium, and Yahoo audience ads. Additionally, the company offers Yahoo Mobile Developer suite consisting of Flurry Analytics, Yahoo App Publishing, Yahoo App Marketing, and Tumblr In-App Sharing tools to measure, monetize, advertise, and improve their apps. Yahoo! Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) shares were down in last trading by -2.08% to $25.89. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.96% over the past week and grew 19.75% in the past month. It is currently trading 16.14% above its 50 day moving average and 36.2% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.03% decrease in value from its one year high of $26.7. The RSI indicator value of 64.64, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Fifth Third Bancorp operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States. It operates through four segments: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. The Commercial Banking segment offers credit intermediation, cash management, and financial services; lending and depository products; and foreign exchange and international trade finance, derivatives and capital markets services, asset-based lending, real estate finance, public finance, commercial leasing, and syndicated finance for business, government, and professional customers. The Branch Banking segment provides deposit and loan products to individuals and small businesses. This segment offers checking and savings accounts, home equity loans and lines of credit, credit cards, and loans for automobiles and personal financing needs. The Consumer Lending segment engages in direct lending activities that include origination, retention, and servicing of residential mortgage and home equity loans or lines of credit; and indirect lending activities, including loans to consumers through correspondent lenders and automobile dealers. The Investment Advisors segment provides various investment alternatives for individuals, companies, and not-for-profit organizations. It offers retail brokerage services to individual clients; and broker dealer services to the institutional marketplace. This segment also provides asset management services; holistic strategies to affluent clients in wealth planning, investing, insurance, and wealth protection; and advisory services for institutional clients comprising states and municipalities. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 1,254 full-service banking centers, including 95 Bank Mart locations, as well as 2,593 automated teller machines in 12 states throughout the Midwestern and Southeastern regions of the United States. Fifth Third Bancorp was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) opening the day at $0.79. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -68.51% so far this year. The stock was up close to 19.66% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $0.91 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -83.55% below its 52 week high of $5.32 and 97.7% above its 12-month low of $0.4603. The shares are down by over -30.58% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 72.29 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

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.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), Avon Products, Inc. (AVP)

Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) retreated with the stock falling -2.21% or $-0.68 to close at $30.02 on active trading volume of 7M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.23M. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74172 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -6.58% down for the period and up by 25.66% so far this year. With price target of $32.08 and a 215.98% rebound from 52-week low, Williams Companies, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. The company operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL (natural gas liquids) & Petchem Services, and Other segments. It owns and operates natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the offshore Gulf of Mexico through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to the New York City metropolitan area. The company also owns and operates a natural gas pipeline system extending from the San Juan basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to a point on the Canadian border near Sumas, Washington; gulfstream natural gas pipeline system extending from the Mobile Bay area in Alabama to markets in Florida; and constitution pipeline that would connect its gathering system in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to the Iroquois Gas Transmission and Tennessee Gas Pipeline systems in New York. In addition, it provides natural gas gathering, treating, processing, and compression; NGL production, fractionation, storage, marketing, and transportation; deepwater production handling and crude oil transportation; and olefin production services, as well as transports and stores natural gas to local natural gas distribution companies, municipal utilities, direct industrial users, electric power generators, and natural gas marketers and producers. Further, the company extracts, fractionates, treats, stores, and sells ethane/ethylene, propane, propylene, normal butane, isobutene, alky feedstock, and condensate. Additionally, it provides construction management services for third parties. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned and operated approximately 13,600 miles of pipelines. The Williams Companies, Inc. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) gained $0.18 to close the day at a new closing price of $0.76, a 30.69% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 64.78% above its 52 week low of $0.46. A total of 6.88M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.96M. The stock, currently situated -86.95% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 14.85% in the past one month and down by -38.37% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $0 and RSI of 65.75, 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.

Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) shares were down in last trading by -4.84% to $5.11. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -9.4% over the past week and fell -20.03% in the past month. It is currently trading -14.59% below its 50 day moving average and 5.01% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -26.58% decrease in value from its one year high of $6.96. The RSI indicator value of 32.47, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Avon Products, Inc. manufactures and markets beauty and related products worldwide. It offers beauty products, which consists of skincare products, including personal care products, as well as fragrances and color cosmetics; and fashion and home products consisting of jewelry, watches, apparel, footwear, accessories, gift and decorative products, housewares, entertainment and leisure products, children’s products, and nutritional products. The company markets its products through direct selling by representatives. Avon Products, Inc. was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

Traders Watch list: Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), Crown Castle International Corp. (CCI), Discover Financial Services (DFS)

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) saw its value increase by 13.92% as the stock gained $0.07 to finish the day at a closing price of $0.58. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $0.46-$6.07 per share for the past year. The shares are down by -53.52% in the past three months and down by -59.93% over the past six months. It is currently trading 4.12% above its 20 day moving average and -14.31% 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 47.61.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.

Crown Castle International Corp. (CCI) shares were down in last trading by -2.08% to $83.46. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.29% over the past week and fell -8.28% in the past month. It is currently trading -6.85% below its 50 day moving average and -7.53% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -18.04% decrease in value from its one year high of $102.82. The RSI indicator value of 37.58, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Crown Castle International Corp., together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and leases shared wireless infrastructure in the United States and Australia. The company provides towers and other structures, such as rooftops; and distributed antenna systems, a type of small cell network (small cells). It provides access, including space or capacity to its towers, small cells, and third party land interests via long-term contracts in various forms, including license, sublease, and lease agreements. In addition, the company offers network services relating to wireless infrastructure, primarily consisting of antenna installations or subsequent augmentations, as well as site development services relating to wireless infrastructure. As of December 31, 2013, it owned, leased, or managed approximately 39,600 towers in the United States, including Puerto Rico; and approximately 1,700 towers in Australia. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Discover Financial Services (DFS) traded within a range of $67.42 to $68.5 after opening the day at $68.18. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 29.17% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.22% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $67.77 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -1.61% below its 52 week high of $68.88 and 60.61% above its 12-month low of $42.86. The shares are up by over 13.55% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 75.85 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

Discover Financial Services operates as a direct banking and payment services company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. The Direct Banking segment offers Discover-branded credit cards to individuals; and other consumer products and services, including private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, and other consumer lending, as well as deposit products, such as certificates of deposit, money market accounts, savings accounts, checking accounts, and individual retirement arrangement certificates of deposit. The Payment Services segment operates the Discover Network, which processes transactions for Discover-branded credit cards, and provides payment transaction processing and settlement services; and PULSE network, an electronic funds transfer network that provides financial institutions issuing debit cards on the PULSE network with access to automated teller machines and point-of-sale terminals. This segment also operates the Diners Club International, a payments network that issues Diners Club branded charge cards and provides card acceptance services. The company was incorporated in 1960 and is based in Riverwoods, Illinois.

 

Investor’s Alert: Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), Radius Health, Inc. (RDUS), Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SGYP)

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) managed to rebound with the stock climbing -4.44% or $0.04 to close the day at $0.55 on higher than average trading volume of 1M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.9M. The Houston Texas 77057 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas drilling & exploration companies by -67.4318% for last three months and its recent losses have pulled the stock down -81.95% YTD, versus the oil & gas drilling & exploration industry which is up 41.6% for the same period. The RSI of 37.71 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.

Radius Health, Inc. (RDUS) had a active trading with around 1M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.05M. The stock traded  at the price of $52.48 with -4.41% change on the day. The Waltham Massachusetts 02451 based company is currently trading 112.04% above its 52 week low of $24.75 and -30.49% below its 52 week high of $65.98. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 57.69 and $60.25 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Radius Health, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops and sells therapeutics in the areas of osteoporosis, oncology, and endocrine diseases primarily in the United States. Its product candidates include Abaloparatide-SC, a novel synthetic peptide analog of parathyroid hormone-related protein, which has been completed Phase III clinical development for the treatment of patients with postmenopausal osteoporosis; and Abaloparatide-TD, a transdermal patch that has been completed Phase II clinical trial, which is used as a short wear-time transdermal patch. The company is also involved in developing RAD1901, a selective estrogen receptor down-regulator/degrader, which is in Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer and other estrogen receptor mediated oncology applications, as well as in Phase IIb clinical trial for the treatment of postmenopausal vasomotor symptoms; and RAD140, a nonsteroidal selective androgen receptor modulator that is in preclinical stage for the treatment of breast cancer or other conditions. It has collaborations and license agreements with Nordic Bioscience Clinical Development VII A/S; 3M; Ipsen Pharma SAS; Eisai Co. Ltd.; and Lonza Group Ltd., as well as clinical collaboration with Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Radius Health, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SGYP) opening the day at $5.66. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -3.53% so far this year. The stock was down close to -4.37% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $5.47 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -16.87% below its 52 week high of $6.58 and 118.8% above its 12-month low of $2.5. The shares are up by over 4.39% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 57.21 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of drugs to treat gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and diseases. Its lead product candidate is plecanatide, a guanylyl cyclase C receptor agonist that is in Phase III clinical trials to treat chronic idiopathic constipation GI disorders; and for the treatment of constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome GI disorders. The company is also developing SP-333, which is in Phase II clinical trials to treat opioid induced constipation, as well as in Phase Ib clinical trials to treat ulcerative colitis. The company has a research collaboration with BIND Therapeutics, Inc. to develop ACCURINS for treatment of a range of cells with novel therapeutic payloads. Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO), BofI Holding, Inc. (BOFI), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR)

Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO) fell -0.71% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.26 to finish the day at $36.28 with about 1M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 593.72K. The $5.05B market cap company, which fluctuated between $36.04 and $36.56 during the day, currently situated 29.59% above its 52 week low of $28.41 and -6.92% away from its one year high of $39.12. The RSI of 41.27 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Brown & Brown, Inc. markets and sells insurance products and services primarily in the United States, as well as in England, Bermuda, and the Cayman Islands. Its Retail segment provides property insurance relating to physical damage to property and resultant interruption of business, or extra expense caused by fire, windstorm, or other perils; casualty insurance; fidelity and surety bonds; and life, accident, disability, health, hospitalization, medical, and dental insurance, as well as risk management and loss control surveys and analysis, consultation, and claims processing services. The company’s National Programs segment offers professional liability and related package insurance products for professional groups comprising dentists, oral surgeons, hygienists, lawyers, CPA’s, optometrists, opticians, ophthalmologists, insurance agents, financial advisors, registered representatives, securities broker-dealers, benefit administrators, real estate brokers, real estate title agents, and escrow agents, as well as supplementary insurance products related to weddings, events, medical facilities, and cyber liability. This segment also provides outsourced product development, marketing, underwriting, actuarial, compliance, and claims and other administrative services to insurance carrier partners; and commercial and public entity-related programs, as well as underwrites flood insurance products. Its Wholesale Brokerage segment markets and sells excess and surplus commercial and personal lines insurance products and services to retail insurance agencies. The company’s Services segment offers third-party claims administration and medical utilization management services in the workers’ compensation and all-lines liability arenas, as well as Medicare set-aside services, Social Security disability and Medicare benefits advocacy services, and claims adjusting services. The company was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida.

BofI Holding, Inc. (BOFI) gained $0.05 to close the day at a new closing price of $18.58, a 0.27% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 37.94% above its 52 week low of $13.47. A total of 1M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.12M. The stock, which fluctuated between $18.21 and $19.06 during the day, currently situated -28.52% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -17.02% in the past one month and up by 2.77% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $30.64 and RSI of 29.28, the stock still has upside potential, making it a buy for now.

BofI Holding, Inc. operates as the holding company for BofI Federal Bank that provides consumer and business banking products in the United States. The company offers deposits products, including consumer and business checking, demand, savings, and time deposit accounts. It also provides residential single family and multifamily mortgage loans; commercial real estate secured and commercial lending products; specialty finance factoring products; and consumer lending products consisting of prime loans to purchase new and used recreational vehicles and automobiles, as well as deposit-related overdraft lines of credit. In addition, the company offers prepaid card and refund transfer, debit card or ATM card, portfolio management, online bill payment, money transfer, overdraft protection, mobile banking, and text message banking services. BofI Holding, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is based in San Diego, California.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) had a light trading with around 0.99M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.85M. The stock traded between $0.5511 and $0.6 before closing at the price of $0.57 with 0.86% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77057 based company is currently trading 24.98% above its 52 week low of $0.4603 and -92.78% below its 52 week high of $7.77. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 37.25 and $0 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold 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.