Stock’s Trend Analysis Report: The AES Corporation (AES), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF)

The AES Corporation (AES) fell -1.5% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.18 to finish the day at $11.82 with about 4.58M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.02M. The $7.81B market cap company, which fluctuated between $11.76 and $12.05 during the day, currently situated 48.28% above its 52 week low of $8.22 and -11.26% away from its one year high of $13.32. The RSI of 43.7 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

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.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) gained $0.08 to close the day at a new closing price of $0.84, a 10.43% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 82.46% above its 52 week low of $0.46. A total of 4.56M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.8M. The stock, currently situated -89.45% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -11.65% in the past one month and down by -52.04% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $1.4 and RSI of 52.65, 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.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) had a light trading with around 4.57M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.78M. The stock traded between $24.46 and $25.95 before closing at the price of $24.53 with -3.99% change on the day. The Deerfield Illinois 60015 based company is currently trading 19.77% above its 52 week low of $20.77 and -51.91% below its 52 week high of $53.13. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 50.29 and $25.41 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizers and other nitrogen products worldwide. The company operates through Ammonia, Granular Urea, UAN, AN, Other, and Phosphate segments. Its primary nitrogen fertilizer products include ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate, and ammonium nitrate. The company also provides diesel exhaust fluid, urea liquor, nitric acid, and aqua ammonia as well as compound fertilizer product, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilizer. It offers products primarily to cooperatives, independent fertilizer distributors, farmers, and industrial users. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), Monsanto Company (MON)

Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.78% or $-0.65 to close the day at $82.89 on light trading volume of 2.2M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.43M. The Newark New Jersey 07102 based company has been outperforming the life insurance group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 4.78%, compared to the industry which has dropped -16.37% over the same period. With RSI of 52.01, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $86.79, making it a hold for now.

Prudential Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services in the United States and internationally. It offers primarily life insurance, annuities, retirement-related, mutual funds, and investment management products and services. The company operates through U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management, U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance, and International Insurance divisions. The U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management division provides individual variable and fixed annuity products; and recordkeeping, plan administration, actuarial advisory, tailored participant education and communication, trustee, and institutional and retail investment services. It also offers brokerage services; guaranteed investment contracts, funding agreements, structured settlement annuities, and other group annuities; and investment management and advisory services to the public and private marketplace. The U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance division provides individual variable, term, and universal life insurance products to mass middle, mass affluent, and affluent markets; group life; long-term and short-term group disability; and group corporate, bank, and trust-owned life insurance products to institutional clients. It also sells accidental death and dismemberment, and other ancillary coverages; and offers plan administrative services. The International Insurance division provides individual life insurance, retirement, and related products. The company serves individual and institutional customers through third-party broker-dealers, independent financial planners, financial professionals, third-party financial advisors, brokers, benefits consultants, sales force, wire houses, banks, general agencies, producer groups, life planners, and life consultants. Prudential Financial, Inc. was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) climbed 5.13% during last trading as the stock added $0.04 to finish the day at $0.79 with about 2.19M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.78M. The $113.45M market cap company, currently situated 71.41% above its 52 week low of $0.46 and -90.29% away from its one year high of $8.46. The RSI of 49.1 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.

Monsanto Company (MON) saw its value decrease by -0.59% as the stock dropped $-0.6 to finish the day at a closing price of $101.4. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $83.73-$114.26 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $101.14 to $102 during the day, are down by -4.51% in the past three months and up by 9.03% over the past six months. It is currently trading -0.96% below its 20 day moving average and -2.43% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $119.5 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 38.94. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces row crop seeds, including corn, soybean, cotton, and canola seeds under the DEKALB, Channel, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands; and vegetable seeds, such as tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, squash, beans, broccoli, onions, lettuce, and others under the Seminis and De Ruiter brands. It also develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds in corn, soybean, cotton, and canola crops under the SmartStax, YieldGard, YieldGard VT Triple, VT Triple PRO, and VT Double PRO brands; Intacta RR2 PRO brand; Bollgard and Bollgard II brands; Roundup Ready, Roundup Ready 2 Yield, and Genuity brands; and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and Bollgard II XtendFlex brands. This segment also licenses a range of germplasm and trait technologies to large and small seed companies. The Agricultural Productivity segment manufactures and sells herbicides for agricultural, industrial, ornamental, turf, and residential lawn and garden applications for weed control, as well as for control of preemergent annual grass and small seeded broadleaf weeds in corn and other crops under the Roundup and Harness brands. The company markets its products through distributors, independent retailers and dealers, agricultural cooperatives, plant raisers, and agents, as well as directly to farmers. Monsanto Company has a collaborative agreement with Novozymes to discover, develop, and produce microbial solutions. The company was formerly known as Monsanto Ag Company and changed its name to Monsanto Company in March 2000. Monsanto Company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: Expedia Inc. (EXPE), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), Nutanix, Inc. (NTNX)

Expedia Inc. (EXPE) climbed 0.09% during last trading as the stock added $0.11 to finish the day at $127.69 with about 2.58M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.16M. The $18.7B market cap company, currently situated 45.42% above its 52 week low of $88.4 and -8.33% away from its one year high of $140.51. The RSI of 76.69 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Expedia, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Core OTA, trivago, Egencia, eLong, and HomeAway segments. It facilitates the booking of hotel rooms, airline seats, car rentals, and destination services from its travel suppliers; and acts as an agent in the transaction. The company serves leisure and corporate travelers, offline retail travel agents, and travel service providers through Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, Venere.com, Wotif.com, Wotif.co.nz, lastminute.com.au, lastminute.com.nz, travel.com.au, and CarRentals.com Websites; and Travelocity, HomeAway, Egencia, trivago, Classic Vacations, Expedia Local Expert, and Expedia CruiseShipCenters brands, as well as Expedia Affiliate Network. It also engages in advertising and media business. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) gained $0.04 to close the day at a new closing price of $0.75, a 5.63% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 63.04% above its 52 week low of $0.46. A total of 2.58M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.78M. The stock, currently situated -91.03% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -27.18% in the past one month and down by -56.9% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $1.4 and RSI of 46.72, 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.

Nutanix, Inc. (NTNX) had a light trading with around 2.57M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.26M. The stock traded  at the price of $29.77 with 1.92% change on the day. The San Jose California 95110 based company is currently trading 14.06% above its 52 week low of $26.1 and -36.36% below its 52 week high of $46.78. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 0 and $31.67 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Nutanix, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides enterprise cloud platform solutions that converge traditional silos of server, virtualization, and storage into one integrated solution. The company’s software products include Acropolis that delivers performance distributed storage and application mobility solutions; and Prism, which delivers integrated virtualization and infrastructure management, operational analytics, and one-click administration solutions. Its solutions address a range of workloads, including enterprise applications, databases, virtual desktop infrastructure, unified communications, and big data analytics. The company serves customers in a range of industries, including automotive, consumer goods, education, energy, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, media, public sector, retail, technology, and telecommunications. It also sells its services to service providers who utilize its platform to provide various cloud-based services to their customers. The company has operations throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa. Nutanix, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

 

Stocks in Review: Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (SRC), TCF Financial Corporation (TCB), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR)

Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (SRC) traded within a range of $12.43 to $12.59 after opening the day at $12.56. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 29.86% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.11% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $12.46 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -9.64% below its 52 week high of $13.97 and 46.21% above its 12-month low of $8.9. The shares are down by over -4% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 42.38 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Spirit Realty Capital, Inc is a publicly traded real estate investment trust. The firm primarily acquires across the United States single tenant operationally essential real estate, which refers to generally free-standing, commercial real estate facilities where tenants conduct retail, service or distribution activities that are essential to the generation of their sales and profits. The firm was formerly known as Spirit Finance Corp. Spirit Realty Capital, Inc was formed on August 14, 2003 and is domiciled in the United States.

TCF Financial Corporation (TCB) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.43% or $-0.21 to close the day at $14.45 on light trading volume of 2.61M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 932.01K. The Wayzata Minnesota 55391 based company has been underperforming the money center banks group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -3.44%, compared to the industry which has dropped -20.8% over the same period. With RSI of 50.63, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $14.83, making it a hold for now.

TCF Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for TCF National Bank that provides various financial products and services in the United States and Canada. It operates through Lending, Funding, and Support Services segments. The Lending segment offers consumer loans for personal, family, and household purposes, such as home purchases, debt consolidation, and financing of home improvements. This segment also provides loans secured by personal property, as well as unsecured personal loans; commercial real estate and business lending products, including multi-family housing, warehouse and industrial buildings, office buildings, health care facilities, retail services, and commercial real estate construction loans; lease and equipment finance services for specialty vehicles, construction, golf cart and turf, medical, manufacturing, and technology and data processing markets; and inventory and auto finance services. The Funding segment provides deposit products, including free checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, and retirement savings plan accounts. This segment also offers treasury services, such as investment and borrowing portfolios, as well as management of capital, debt, and market risks, including interest rate and liquidity risks. As of December 31, 2015, the company had 155 branches in Illinois, 99 in Minnesota, 53 in Michigan, 34 in Colorado, 24 in Wisconsin, 7 in Arizona, 2 in South Dakota, and a branch in Indiana. TCF Financial Corporation was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Wayzata, Minnesota.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) dropped $-0.07 to close the day at a new closing price of $0.71, a -8.9% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 54.48% above its 52 week low of $0.46. A total of 2.6M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.78M. The stock, currently situated -91.5% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -34.2% in the past one month and down by -59.85% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $1.4 and RSI of 43.92, 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.

 

Stocks To Track: People’s United Financial (PBCT), Whole Foods Market (WFM), Vanguard Natural Resources (VNR)

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM) fell -1.5% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.43 to finish the day at $28.29 with about 5.52M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.59M. The $9B market cap company, which fluctuated between $28.01 and $28.97 during the day, currently situated 2.73% above its 52 week low of $27.67 and -19.76% away from its one year high of $35.58. The RSI of 44.74 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. operates natural and organic foods supermarkets. Its stores offers produce, packaged goods, bulk, frozen, dairy, meat, bakery, prepared foods, coffee, tea, beer, wine, cheese, nutritional supplements, vitamins, body care, pet foods, grocery, and household goods. As of January 28, 2016, the company had approximately 434 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) dropped $-0.03 to close the day at a new closing price of $0.78, a -3.59% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 69.76% above its 52 week low of $0.46. A total of 5.43M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.72M. The stock, which fluctuated between $0.6886 and $0.8898 during the day, currently situated -90.81% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -26.33% in the past one month and down by -57.56% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $1.63 and RSI of 47.63, 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.

People’s United Financial Inc. (PBCT) had a active trading with around 5.41M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.96M. The stock traded between $15.704 and $16.01 before closing at the price of $15.93 with 0.73% change on the day. The Bridgeport Connecticut 06604 based company is currently trading 20.94% above its 52 week low of $13.62 and -2.9% below its 52 week high of $16.93. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 56.41 and $14.31 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

People’s United Financial, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for People’s United Bank, National Association that provides commercial banking, retail banking, and wealth management services to individual, corporate, and municipal customers. The company operates in two segments, Commercial Banking and Retail Banking. The Commercial Banking segment offers commercial real estate lending, commercial and industrial lending, and commercial deposit gathering services. This segment also provides equipment financing; cash management, correspondent banking, and municipal banking services; and institutional trust, corporate trust, private banking, and insurance services. The Retail Banking segment offers consumer lending, including residential mortgage and home equity lending; and consumer deposit gathering services. This segment also provides brokerage, financial advisory, investment management, life insurance, and non-institutional trust services. In addition, the company offers online banking, investment trading, and telephone banking services. It operates through a network of 396 branches and 594 ATMs in Connecticut, southeastern New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. People’s United Financial, Inc. was founded in 1842 and is headquartered in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

 

Stocks Trending Alert: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY)

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) saw its value increase by 2.08% as the stock gained $0.12 to finish the day at a closing price of $5.9. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $1.2-$8.45 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $5.66 to $5.97 during the day, are down by -16.67% in the past three months and up by 37.21% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.59% above its 20 day moving average and -0.67% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $5.86 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 52.69.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., a mining and natural resources company, produces and supplies iron ore. The company operates five iron ore mines in Michigan and Minnesota; and Koolyanobbing iron ore mining complex located in Western Australia, which produces lump and fines iron ore. It also own two iron ore mines in Eastern Canada. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. sells its iron products to integrated steel companies and steel producers in the United States, China, Canada, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) shares were up in last trading by 53.7% to $0.81. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 50% over the past week and fell -30.17% in the past month. It is currently trading -27.65% below its 50 day moving average and -49.09% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -90.47% decrease in value from its one year high of $9.02. The RSI indicator value of 49.34, lead us to believe that it is 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.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) traded within a range of $49.8 to $50.18 after opening the day at $49.95. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -26.18% so far this year. The stock was down close to -0.36% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $49.87 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -34.89% below its 52 week high of $77.12 and 1.57% above its 12-month low of $49.1. The shares are down by over -33.49% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 31.1 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

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

 

Stocks Alert: Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (STWD), PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDLI)

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) retreated with the stock falling -2.81% or $-0.02 to close at $0.51 on light trading volume of 0.91M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.84M. The Houston Texas 77057 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -93.92% down for the period and down by -82.26% so far this year. With price target of $1.63 and a 11.37% rebound from 52-week low, Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (STWD) dropped $-0.12 to close the day at a new closing price of $21.78, a -0.55% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 40.04% above its 52 week low of $16.69. A total of 0.91M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.15M. The stock, which fluctuated between $21.78 and $22.02 during the day, currently situated -5.19% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -1.1% in the past one month and up by 4.37% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $23.83 and RSI of 45.79, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. originates, acquires, finances, and manages commercial mortgage loans, other commercial real estate debt investments, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and other commercial real estate- investments in the United States and Europe. It operates through three segments: Real Estate Lending, Real Estate Investing and Servicing, and Real Estate Property. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes and would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.

PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDLI) shares were down in last trading by -2.48% to $3.14. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.18% over the past week and grew 0.64% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.53% above its 50 day moving average and -1.31% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -33.76% decrease in value from its one year high of $4.87. The RSI indicator value of 47.44, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

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.

Momentum Stocks: Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (AXTA), HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA)

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) grew with the stock adding 0.66% or $0 to close at $0.52 on active trading volume of 2.77M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.87M. The Houston Texas 77057 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -93.34% down for the period and down by -82% so far this year. With price target of $1.63 and a 3.59% rebound from 52-week low, Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

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.

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (AXTA) had a active trading with around 2.78M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.08M. The stock traded between $25.64 and $26.45 before closing at the price of $26.15 with -1.8% change on the day. The Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103 based company is currently trading 26.51% above its 52 week low of $20.67 and -14.12% below its 52 week high of $30.45. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $33.46 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes high performance coatings products primarily for the transportation industry. It operates through two segments, Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings. The Performance Coatings segment offers various waterborne and solventborne products and systems that are used to refinish damaged vehicles for independent body shops, multi-shop operators, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) dealership body shops. This segment also provides functional and decorative liquid and powder coatings for use in various industrial applications, including architectural cladding and fittings, automotive coatings, general industrial, job coaters, electrical insulation coatings, HVAC, appliances, rebar, and oil and gas pipelines. It offers liquid coatings under the Voltatex, AquaEC, Chemophan, Lutophen, Stollaquid, and Syntopal brand names; and powder coatings under the brand names of Alesta, Nap-Gard, and Abcite. This segment sells and supplies its products directly to customers, as well as through a network of independent local distributors. The Transportation Coatings segment develops and supplies a line of coatings products, such as electrocoat, primer, basecoat, and clearcoat products for light vehicle OEMs for the coating of new vehicles; and various coatings systems for various commercial applications, including heavy-duty truck, bus, rail, and agricultural construction equipment. It sells and ships its products directly to light vehicle OEM customers. Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. has operations in North America; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; the Asia Pacific; and Latin America. The company was formerly known as Axalta Coating Systems Bermuda Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. in August 2014. Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA) saw its value decrease by -0.25% as the stock dropped $-0.19 to finish the day at a closing price of $75.76. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $60.07-$83.69 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $75.06 to $76.25 during the day, are down by -4.76% in the past three months and down by -6% over the past six months. It is currently trading 0.63% above its 20 day moving average and 0.24% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $90.71 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 51.42.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

HCA Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides health care services in the United States. It operates general, acute care hospitals that offer medical and surgical services, including inpatient care, intensive care, cardiac care, diagnostic, and emergency services; and outpatient services, such as outpatient surgery, laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy, cardiology, and physical therapy services. The company also operates psychiatric hospitals, which provide therapeutic programs comprising child, adolescent and adult psychiatric care, adult and adolescent alcohol and drug abuse treatment, and counseling. In addition, it operates outpatient health care facilities consisting of freestanding ambulatory surgery centers, freestanding emergency care facilities, urgent care facilities, walk-in clinics, diagnostic and imaging centers, rehabilitation and physical therapy centers, radiation and oncology therapy centers, physician practices, and various other facilities. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 164 general, acute care hospitals with 43,275 licensed beds; 3 psychiatric hospitals with 396 licensed beds; and 1 rehabilitation hospital, as well as 116 freestanding surgery centers. HCA Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

Stocks To Track: Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. (IMUC), QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP)

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) fell -10.93% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.06 to finish the day at $0.52 with about 2.38M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.87M. The $71.17M market cap company, which fluctuated between $0.502 and $0.5755 during the day, currently situated 1.29% above its 52 week low of $0.5 and -94.15% away from its one year high of $9.21. The RSI of 25.6 indicates the stock is oversold at the current levels, buy for now.

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

ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. (IMUC) dropped $-0.01 to close the day at a new closing price of $0.1, a -13.45% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock -7.12% below its 52 week low of $0.0895. A total of 2.38M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.93M. The stock, which fluctuated between $0.0895 and $0.1198 during the day, currently situated -82.04% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -20.86% in the past one month and down by -60.74% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $1.35 and RSI of 30.02, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, develops immune-based therapies for the treatment of brain and ovarian cancers. Its lead product candidate includes ICT-107, a dendritic cell (DC) vaccine that is in Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). The company is also developing other therapeutic DC vaccines, such as ICT-140 for ovarian cancer; and ICT-121 to treat recurrent GBM and other solid tumor cancers. In addition, it has a portfolio of other potential therapeutic immunotherapies to treat cancer. The company was formerly known as Optical Molecular Imaging, Inc. and changed its name to ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. in November 2006. ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. is based in Calabasas, California.

QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP) had a light trading with around 2.37M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.37M. The stock traded between $18.5 and $18.9 before closing at the price of $18.53 with 1.15% change on the day. The Denver Colorado 80265 based company is currently trading 116.98% above its 52 week low of $8.54 and -11.59% below its 52 week high of $20.96. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 49.86 and $24.89 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

QEP Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a natural gas and crude oil exploration and production company in the United States. The company conducts exploration and production activities in the Pinedale Anticline in western Wyoming; the Williston Basin in North Dakota; the Uinta Basin in eastern Utah; the Permian Basin in western Texas; the Haynesville/Cotton Valley in northwestern Louisiana; and other proven properties in Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. As of December 31, 2015, it had estimated proved reserves of 3,620.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalents. The company sells its gas, oil, and natural gas liquids (NGL) to various customers, including gas-marketing firms, industrial users, local-distribution companies, crude oil refiners, and remarketers, as well as markets affiliate and third-party gas, oil, and NGL volumes. In addition, it operates a gas gathering system and an underground gas storage facility. QEP Resources, Inc. is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

 

Traders Watch list: First Horizon National Corporation (FHN), CarMax Inc. (KMX), Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR)

First Horizon National Corporation (FHN) saw its value decrease by -0.06% as the stock dropped $-0.01 to finish the day at a closing price of $15.63. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $11.51-$15.78 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $15.46 to $15.68 during the day, are up by 12.32% in the past three months and up by 21.48% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.01% above its 20 day moving average and 3.98% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $15.61 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 61.51.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

First Horizon National Corporation operates as the bank holding company for First Tennessee Bank National Association that provides various financial services in the United States and internationally. The company offers general banking services for consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments. It also provides investment, financial planning, trust, asset management, and cash management services. In addition, the company is involved in fixed income securities sales, trading, and strategies for institutional clients; underwriting of bank-eligible securities and other fixed-income securities eligible for underwriting by financial subsidiaries; loan sales; derivative sales; and provision of portfolio advisory services. Further, it offers discount brokerage and full-service brokerage services; correspondent banking services; transaction processing services comprising nationwide check clearing and remittance processing services; trust, fiduciary, and agency services; credit card products; equipment finance; and investment and financial advisory services. Additionally, the company engages in mutual fund and retail insurance sales, as well as provides mortgage banking services. As of December 31, 2015, it had 185 branch locations in 8 states, including 166 branches in Tennessee; 2 branches in northwestern Georgia; 6 branches in northwestern Mississippi; 7 branches in North Carolina; and 1 branch each in Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, and Texas. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

CarMax Inc. (KMX) shares were down in last trading by -0.85% to $52.33. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.91% over the past week and fell -13.03% in the past month. It is currently trading -8.37% below its 50 day moving average and 0.85% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -13.95% decrease in value from its one year high of $60.81. The RSI indicator value of 36.52, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

CarMax Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of used vehicles in the United States. The company operates in two segments, CarMax Sales Operations and CarMax Auto Finance. It offers customers a range of makes and models of used vehicles, including domestic and imported vehicles; sells vehicles that do not meet its retail standards to licensed dealers through on-site wholesale auctions; and provides extended protection plans to customers at the time of sale. The company also offers reconditioning and vehicle repair services; and provides financing alternatives for retail customers across a range of credit spectrum through its CarMax Auto Finance and arrangements with other financial institutions. In addition, it sells new vehicles under franchise agreements. As of August 2, 2016, the company operated 160 used car stores in 37 states. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Richmond, Virginia.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR) traded within a range of $0.5549 to $0.6286 after opening the day at $0.61. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -79.93% so far this year. The stock was down close to -4.98% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $0.58 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -93.44% below its 52 week high of $9.25 and 13.65% above its 12-month low of $0.51. The shares are down by over -57.69% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 27.76 is bullish. They are not pointing to a rebound in the stock. We should get in as it looks to have found a bottom.

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