Three Movers to Watch for: Geron Corporation (GERN), Xylem Inc. (XYL), Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS)

Geron Corporation (GERN) retreated with the stock falling -0.83% or $-0.02 to close at $2.4 on light trading volume of 1.29M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.3M. The Menlo Park California 94025 based company operating under the Biotechnology industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -16.96% down for the period and up by 15.94% so far this year. With price target of $4.38 and a 32.6% rebound from 52-week low, Geron Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Geron Corporation, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of telomerase inhibitor, imetelstat, for treating hematologic myeloid malignancies. It has collaboration and license agreement with Janssen Biotech, Inc. to develop and commercialize imetelstat worldwide for indications in oncology, including hematologic myeloid malignancies and other human therapeutic uses. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Menlo Park, California.

Xylem Inc. (XYL) gained $0.02 to close the day at a new closing price of $47.67, a 0.04% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 32.69% above its 52 week low of $36.42. A total of 1.29M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.51M. The stock, which fluctuated between $47.37 and $47.94 during the day, currently situated -12.99% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.73% in the past one month and down by -10.13% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $54.31 and RSI of 42.63, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Xylem Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and application of engineered technologies for the water and wastewater applications. It operates through two segments, Water Infrastructure and Applied Water. The Water Infrastructure segment offers various products, including water and wastewater pumps, treatment and testing equipment, and controls and systems, as well as filtration, disinfection, and biological treatment equipment under the Flygt, WEDECO, Godwin, WTW, Sanitaire, YSI, and Leopold names for the transportation, treatment, and testing of water and wastewater for public utilities and industrial applications. The Applied Water segment provides pumps, valves, heat exchangers, controls, and dispensing equipment systems under the Goulds Water Technology, Bell & Gossett, A-C Fire Pump, Standard Xchange, Lowara, Jabsco, Flojet, and Flowtronex names for residential and commercial building services, industrial water, and irrigation applications. Xylem Inc. also provides smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics to water, gas, and electric utilities. The company markets and sells its products through a network of direct sales force, resellers, distributors, and value-added solution providers in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. Xylem Inc. is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS) shares were down in last trading by -1.77% to $8.34. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -3.92% over the past week and grew 5.84% in the past month. It is currently trading 7.24% above its 50 day moving average and 36.66% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -9.25% decrease in value from its one year high of $9.19. The RSI indicator value of 53.94, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. provides mission critical products, solutions, and services primarily for the Government and commercial customers. The company operates through three segments, Kratos Government Solutions, Unmanned Systems, and Public Safety & Security. The Kratos Government Solutions segment offers microwave electronic products; satellite communications; technical and training solutions; modular systems; and defense and rocket support services. The Unmanned Systems segment provides unmanned aerial, ground, seaborne and command, control, and communications systems. The Public Safety & Security segment offers integrated solutions for homeland security, public safety, and critical infrastructure, as well as security and surveillance systems. This segment serves critical infrastructure, power generation, power transport, nuclear energy, financial, IT, healthcare, education, transportation, and petro-chemical industries, as well as government and military customers. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

 

Stocks Buzz: Xylem Inc. (XYL), Superior Energy Services, Inc. (SPN), Banc of California, Inc. (BANC)

Xylem Inc. (XYL) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.84% or $0.4 to close the day at $48.28 on active trading volume of 1.61M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.49M. The Rye Brook New York 10573 based company has been outperforming the diversified machinery group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 32.2%, compared to the industry which has advanced 25.74% over the same period. With RSI of 44.87, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $54.31, making it a hold for now.

Xylem Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and application of engineered technologies for the water and wastewater applications. It operates through two segments, Water Infrastructure and Applied Water. The Water Infrastructure segment offers various products, including water and wastewater pumps, treatment and testing equipment, and controls and systems, as well as filtration, disinfection, and biological treatment equipment under the Flygt, WEDECO, Godwin, WTW, Sanitaire, YSI, and Leopold names for the transportation, treatment, and testing of water and wastewater for public utilities and industrial applications. The Applied Water segment provides pumps, valves, heat exchangers, controls, and dispensing equipment systems under the Goulds Water Technology, Bell & Gossett, A-C Fire Pump, Standard Xchange, Lowara, Jabsco, Flojet, and Flowtronex names for residential and commercial building services, industrial water, and irrigation applications. Xylem Inc. also provides smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics to water, gas, and electric utilities. The company markets and sells its products through a network of direct sales force, resellers, distributors, and value-added solution providers in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. Xylem Inc. is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York.

Superior Energy Services, Inc. (SPN) retreated with the stock falling -0.38% or $-0.07 to close at $18.19 on light trading volume of 1.6M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.94M. The Houston Texas 77002 based company operating under the Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 105.07% up for the period and up by 7.76% so far this year. With price target of $20.3 and a 120.48% rebound from 52-week low, Superior Energy Services, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Superior Energy Services, Inc. provides specialized oilfield services and equipment to crude oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States, the Gulf of Mexico, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Drilling Products and Services; Onshore Completion and Workover Services; Production Services; and Technical Solutions. The Drilling Products and Services segment rents tubulars, including primary drill pipe strings, tubing landing strings, completion tubulars, and associated accessories; and manufactures and rents bottom hole tools, such as stabilizers, non-magnetic drill collars, and hole openers, as well as rents temporary onshore and offshore accommodation modules and accessories. The Onshore Completion and Workover Services segment offers pressure pumping services comprising hydraulic fracturing and high pressure pumping services used to complete and stimulate production in new oil and gas wells; fluid management services used to obtain, move, store, and dispose of fluids that are involved in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas reservoirs; and workover services consisting of installations, completions, and sidetracking of wells, as well as support for perforating operations. The Production Services segment provides intervention services, including coiled tubing, cased hole and mechanical wireline, hydraulic workover and snubbing, production testing and optimization, and remedial pumping services. The Technical Solutions segment offers pressure control services; completion tools and services, such as sand control systems, well screens and filters, and surface-controlled sub surface safety valves; and offshore well decommissioning services, including plugging and abandoning wells at the end of their economic life, and dismantling and removing associated infrastructure. Superior Energy Services, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Banc of California, Inc. (BANC) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.26% or $0.25 to close the day at $20.15 on lower than average trading volume of 1.59M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.66M. The Irvine California 92612 based company has been outperforming the regional – pacific banks companies by 45.307% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 16.14% YTD, versus the regional – pacific banks industry which is up 2.27% for the same period. The RSI of 74.02 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

Banc of California, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Banc of California, National Association that provides banking products and services in the United States. It operates through Commercial Banking, Mortgage Banking, Financial Advisory, and Corporate/Other segments. The company’s deposits consist of savings, checking, money market, and demand accounts, as well as certificates of deposit; and commercial and consumer loan products include commercial and industrial loans, commercial real estate loans, multi-family loans, SBA guaranteed business loans, construction and renovation loans, lease financing, single family residential mortgage loans, warehouse loans, asset or security backed loans, home equity lines of credit, consumer and business lines of credit, home equity loans, and other consumer loans. It also provides private banking products for high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs; and other banking services to financial institutions, as well as invests in mortgage-backed securities. In addition, the company offers automated bill payment, cash and treasury management, master demand accounts, foreign exchange, interest rate swaps, trust services, card payment services, remote and mobile deposit capture, ACH origination, wire transfer, direct deposit, and safe deposit boxes, as well as online, telephone, and mobile banking services. Further, it provides financial advisory and asset management services to third parties; and manages and sells other real estate owned properties. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 35 branches in San Diego, Orange, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties in California; and 68 loan production offices in California, Arizona, Oregon, Virginia, Indiana, Colorado, Idaho, and Nevada. Banc of California, Inc. was formerly known as First PacTrust Bancorp, Inc. and changed its name to Banc of California, Inc. in July 2013. The company was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

 

Worth Watching Stocks: The Chemours Company (CC), Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS), Xylem Inc. (XYL)

The Chemours Company (CC) saw its value increase by 1.4% as the stock gained $0.38 to finish the day at a closing price of $27.59. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $3.52-$28.38 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $27.1 to $27.81 during the day, are up by 37.53% in the past three months and up by 153.22% over the past six months. It is currently trading 7.27% above its 20 day moving average and 12.14% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $22.71 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 62.96.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

The Chemours Company provides performance chemicals in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. It operates in three segments: Titanium Technologies, Fluoroproducts, and Chemical Solutions. The Titanium Technologies segment produces and sells titanium dioxide (TiO2) under the Ti-Pure brand name to deliver whiteness, brightness, opacity, and protection in various applications, such as architectural and industrial coatings, flexible and rigid plastic packaging, PVC window profiles, laminate papers, coated paper, and coated paperboard used for packaging. The Fluoroproducts segment provides fluoroproducts, such as hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants, and fluoropolymer resins and downstream products and coatings under the Teflon brand name. The Chemical Solutions segment offers industrial and specialty chemicals used in gold production, oil refining, agriculture, industrial polymers, and other industries in North America. This segment provides cyanides; and performance chemicals and intermediates, such as clean and disinfect chemicals, aniline, methylamines, glycolic acid, Vazo free radical initiators, and reactive metals. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.

Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS) shares were up in last trading by 0.6% to $18.58. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -3.28% over the past week and grew 5.75% in the past month. It is currently trading 15.87% above its 50 day moving average and 25.31% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -18.51% decrease in value from its one year high of $22.8. The RSI indicator value of 59.12, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Exact Sciences Corporation, a molecular diagnostics company, focuses on developing products for the early detection and prevention of various cancers. The company develops the Cologuard, a non-invasive stool-based DNA screening test for the early detection of colorectal cancer and pre-cancer. Its Cologuard test includes a protein marker to detect blood in the stool, utilizing an antibody-based fecal immunochemical test. The company has a collaboration, license, and purchase agreement with Genzyme Corporation, as well as with MAYO Foundation for Medical Education and Research for developing tests to detect lung, pancreatic, and esophageal cancers. Exact Sciences Corporation was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.

Xylem Inc. (XYL) traded within a range of $46.86 to $47.75 after opening the day at $47. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -3.84% so far this year. The stock was up close to 1.32% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $47.62 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -13.4% below its 52 week high of $54.99 and 36.28% above its 12-month low of $36.42. The shares are down by over -3.41% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 38.17 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Xylem Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and application of engineered technologies for the water and wastewater applications. It operates through two segments, Water Infrastructure and Applied Water. The Water Infrastructure segment offers various products, including water and wastewater pumps, treatment and testing equipment, and controls and systems, as well as filtration, disinfection, and biological treatment equipment under the Flygt, WEDECO, Godwin, WTW, Sanitaire, YSI, and Leopold names for the transportation, treatment, and testing of water and wastewater for public utilities and industrial applications. The Applied Water segment provides pumps, valves, heat exchangers, controls, and dispensing equipment systems under the Goulds Water Technology, Bell & Gossett, A-C Fire Pump, Standard Xchange, Lowara, Jabsco, Flojet, and Flowtronex names for residential and commercial building services, industrial water, and irrigation applications. Xylem Inc. also provides smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics to water, gas, and electric utilities. The company markets and sells its products through a network of direct sales force, resellers, distributors, and value-added solution providers in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. Xylem Inc. is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: Cirrus Logic, Inc. (CRUS), Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (LSCC), Xylem Inc. (XYL)

Cirrus Logic, Inc. (CRUS) saw its value increase by 1.17% as the stock gained $0.65 to finish the day at a closing price of $56.14. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $30.52-$64.16 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $55.2 to $56.4 during the day, are up by 2.5% in the past three months and up by 10.27% over the past six months. It is currently trading -3.64% below its 20 day moving average and -2.08% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $65.33 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 45.57.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Cirrus Logic, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, develops, manufactures, and markets analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) for a range of consumer and industrial markets. It offers portable audio products, including analog and mixed-signal audio converters, and digital signal processing products for mobile applications; codecs-chips that integrate analog-to-digital converters and digital-to-analog converters into a single IC; smart codecs, a codec with digital signal processer; amplifiers; and micro-electromechanical systems microphones, as well as standalone digital signal processors. The company offers its products for mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, digital headsets, wearables, smart accessories, and portable media players. Its products are also used in laptops, audio/video receivers, home theater systems, set-up boxes, portable speakers, digital camcorders, musical instruments, and professional audio products applications; and serve the automotive market, which include satellite radio systems, telematics, and multi-speaker car-audio systems. In addition, the company’s products are used in industrial and energy-related applications, including digital utility meters, power supplies, energy control, energy measurement, and energy exploration applications. It markets and sells its products through direct sales force, external sales representatives, and distributors in the United States and internationally. Cirrus Logic, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (LSCC) shares were down in last trading by -2.66% to $6.94. It experienced higher than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -3.48% over the past week and fell -3.61% in the past month. It is currently trading -3.12% below its 50 day moving average and 9.05% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -13.14% decrease in value from its one year high of $7.99. The RSI indicator value of 40.34, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops and sells semiconductor devices in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. It offers programmable logic devices that consist of four product family lines, such as the ECP, MachXO, iCE40, and programmable mixed signal devices. It also provides video connectivity application specific standard products, including port processors, port controllers, video processors, transmitters, receivers, bridges, and converters for use in mobile phones, HD TVs, home theater systems, automotive infotainment, PCs, accessories, projectors, and monitors. In addition, the company offers mmWave devices, such as gigabit connectors, gigabit indoor devices and modules, and gigabit outdoor products that allow customers to wirelessly transfer data and ultra high-definition video content. It sells its products directly to end customers through a network of independent manufacturers’ representatives, as well as indirectly through a network of independent sell-in and sell-through distributors. The company primarily serves original equipment manufacturers in the communications, consumer, and industrial end markets. Lattice Semiconductor Corporation was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

Xylem Inc. (XYL) traded within a range of $46.78 to $47.84 after opening the day at $47.27. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -4.64% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.08% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $47.22 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -14.13% below its 52 week high of $54.99 and 35.13% above its 12-month low of $35.44. The shares are down by over -0.05% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 32.36 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Xylem Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and application of engineered technologies for the water and wastewater applications. It operates through two segments, Water Infrastructure and Applied Water. The Water Infrastructure segment offers various products, including water and wastewater pumps, treatment and testing equipment, and controls and systems, as well as filtration, disinfection, and biological treatment equipment under the Flygt, WEDECO, Godwin, WTW, Sanitaire, YSI, and Leopold names for the transportation, treatment, and testing of water and wastewater for public utilities and industrial applications. The Applied Water segment provides pumps, valves, heat exchangers, controls, and dispensing equipment systems under the Goulds Water Technology, Bell & Gossett, A-C Fire Pump, Standard Xchange, Lowara, Jabsco, Flojet, and Flowtronex names for residential and commercial building services, industrial water, and irrigation applications. Xylem Inc. also provides smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics to water, gas, and electric utilities. The company markets and sells its products through a network of direct sales force, resellers, distributors, and value-added solution providers in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. Xylem Inc. is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York.

 

Stocks in Focus: New York REIT, Inc. (NYRT), Xylem Inc. (XYL), SunPower Corporation (SPWR)

New York REIT, Inc. (NYRT) had a light trading with around 2.18M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.94M. The stock traded between $9.82 and $9.99 before closing at the price of $9.82 with -1.31% change on the day. The New York New York 10022 based company is currently trading 13.99% above its 52 week low of $8.79 and -9.15% below its 52 week high of $11.07. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 47.93 and $11.13 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

New York REIT, Inc. focuses on acquiring commercial real estate, as well as acquiring properties or making other real estate investments that relate to office, retail, multi-family residential, industrial, and hotel property types located primarily in New York City. It intends to qualify as a real estate investment trust for the U.S. federal income tax purposes. The company was formerly known as American Realty Capital New York Recovery REIT, Inc. New York REIT, Inc. was founded in October 2009 and is based in New York, New York.

Xylem Inc. (XYL) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.32% or $-0.16 to close the day at $49.15 on active trading volume of 2.18M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.47M. The Rye Brook New York 10573 based company has been outperforming the diversified machinery group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 42.99%, compared to the industry which has advanced 25.76% over the same period. With RSI of 44.13, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $53.62, making it a hold for now.

Xylem Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and application of engineered technologies for the water and wastewater applications. It operates through two segments, Water Infrastructure and Applied Water. The Water Infrastructure segment offers various products, including water and wastewater pumps, treatment and testing equipment, and controls and systems, as well as filtration, disinfection, and biological treatment equipment under the Flygt, WEDECO, Godwin, WTW, Sanitaire, YSI, and Leopold names for the transportation, treatment, and testing of water and wastewater for public utilities and industrial applications. The Applied Water segment provides pumps, valves, heat exchangers, controls, and dispensing equipment systems under the Goulds Water Technology, Bell & Gossett, A-C Fire Pump, Standard Xchange, Lowara, Jabsco, Flojet, and Flowtronex names for residential and commercial building services, industrial water, and irrigation applications. Xylem Inc. also provides smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics to water, gas, and electric utilities. The company markets and sells its products through a network of direct sales force, resellers, distributors, and value-added solution providers in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. Xylem Inc. is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York.

SunPower Corporation (SPWR) shares were up in last trading by 1.2% to $6.72. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -2.89% over the past week and grew 1.66% in the past month. It is currently trading -4.61% below its 50 day moving average and -41.2% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -74.44% decrease in value from its one year high of $26.29. The RSI indicator value of 47.28, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

SunPower Corporation designs, manufactures, and delivers solar systems to residential, commercial, and power plant customers worldwide. It operates through three segments: Residential, Commercial, and Power Plant. The company provides solar power components, including panels and other system components. It also offers commercial rooftop and ground-mounted solar power systems, residential mounting systems, and power plant systems, as well as utility-scale photovoltaic power plants. In addition, the company offers operations and maintenance services, including remote monitoring, and preventative and corrective maintenance services, as well as rapid-response outage restoration services. Further, it leases solar power systems to residential customers; and sells inverters manufactured by third parties. The company serves investors, financial institutions, project developers, electric utilities, independent power producers, commercial and governmental entities, production home builders, residential owners, and small commercial building owners. SunPower Corporation also sells its products to dealers, systems integrators, and distributors. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in San Jose, California. SunPower Corporation is a subsidiary of Total Energies Nouvelles Activités USA.

 

3 Notable Runners: Xylem Inc. (XYL), Harman International Industries, Incorporated (HAR), FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (FCH)

Xylem Inc. (XYL) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.1% or $-0.55 to close the day at $49.5 on lower than average trading volume of 1.11M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.48M. The Rye Brook New York 10573 based company has been outperforming the diversified machinery companies by 3.301% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -0.04% YTD, versus the diversified machinery industry which is up 0.82% for the same period. The RSI of 48.01 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Xylem Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and application of engineered technologies for the water and wastewater applications. It operates through two segments, Water Infrastructure and Applied Water. The Water Infrastructure segment offers various products, including water and wastewater pumps, treatment and testing equipment, and controls and systems, as well as filtration, disinfection, and biological treatment equipment under the Flygt, WEDECO, Godwin, WTW, Sanitaire, YSI, and Leopold names for the transportation, treatment, and testing of water and wastewater for public utilities and industrial applications. The Applied Water segment provides pumps, valves, heat exchangers, controls, and dispensing equipment systems under the Goulds Water Technology, Bell & Gossett, A-C Fire Pump, Standard Xchange, Lowara, Jabsco, Flojet, and Flowtronex names for residential and commercial building services, industrial water, and irrigation applications. Xylem Inc. also provides smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics to water, gas, and electric utilities. The company markets and sells its products through a network of direct sales force, resellers, distributors, and value-added solution providers in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. Xylem Inc. is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York.

Harman International Industries, Incorporated (HAR) had a light trading with around 1.11M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.42M. The stock traded between $110.85 and $111.28 before closing at the price of $111.1 with -0.08% change on the day. The Stamford Connecticut 06901 based company is currently trading 72.52% above its 52 week low of $64.93 and -0.22% below its 52 week high of $111.35. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 63.65 and $101.28 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Harman International Industries, Incorporated designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Connected Car, Lifestyle Audio, Professional Solutions, and Connected Services. The Connected Car segment designs, manufactures, and markets connected car systems for vehicle applications to be installed as original equipment by automotive manufacturers, as well as produces an infotainment system for Harley-Davidson touring motorcycles. This segment also offers automotive cyber security solutions. The Lifestyle Audio segment offers car audio systems for vehicle applications, as well as provides a range of consumer audio products, including mid-to high-end loudspeakers and electronics, headphones, embedded audio products for consumer electronics, and branded portable wireless speakers. The Professional Solutions segment designs, manufactures, and markets audio, lighting, video and control, and automation solutions for entertainment and enterprise applications, such as live concerts and festivals, stadiums, airports, hotels and resorts, conference centers, educational institutions, command centers, and houses of worship. Its products include loudspeakers, amplifiers, digital signal processors, microphones, headphones, mixing consoles, guitar pedals, lighting, video and control, and enterprise automation solutions. The Connected Services segment offers software solutions to the automotive, retail, mobile, healthcare, media, and consumer electronics markets. The company markets its products under the AKG, AMX, Crown, Harman/Kardon, Infinity, JBL, JBL Professional, Lexicon, Mark Levinson, Martin, Revel, Soundcraft, and Studer brand names. Harman International Industries, Incorporated has strategic partnership with Navdy to offer an aftermarket augmented reality driving device to automotive OEMs. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (FCH) traded within a range of $7.78 to $8.06 after opening the day at $8.06. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.88% so far this year. The stock was down close to -3.58% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $7.8 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -14.57% below its 52 week high of $9.13 and 40.95% above its 12-month low of $5.68. The shares are up by over 24.16% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 51.39 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm engages in investment and management of properties in the hospitality industry. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm primarily invests in hotels with a focus on the ownership of upper-upscale, full-service hotels and resorts. It was formerly known as FelCor Suite Hotels, Inc. FelCor Lodging Trust was founded in 1994 and is based in Irving, Texas.

 

Momentum Stocks: MYOS RENS Technology Inc. (MYOS), ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (ZIOP), Xylem Inc. (XYL)

MYOS RENS Technology Inc. (MYOS) grew with the stock adding 9.7% or $0.29 to close at $3.28 on light trading volume of 1.07M compared its three months average trading volume of 407.60K. The Cedar Knolls New Jersey 07927 based company operating under the Drugs – Generic industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 106.29% up for the period and up by 177.97% so far this year. With price target of $0 and a 221.57% rebound from 52-week low, MYOS RENS Technology Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

MYOS RENS Technology Inc., a bionutrition and biotherapeutics company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of nutritional and therapeutic products for maintaining and improving the health and performance of muscle tissue. The company primarily focuses on developing the products that improve muscle health and function essential to the management of sarcopenia, cachexia, and degenerative muscle diseases, and as an adjunct to the treatment of obesity. Its products include Fortetropin, a dietary supplement that has been shown in clinical studies to temporarily decrease the levels of serum myostatin; and MYO-T12, a proprietary formula containing Fortetropin and other ingredients for the sports nutrition market. The company was formerly known as MYOS Corporation and changed its name to MYOS RENS Technology Inc. in March 2016. MYOS RENS Technology Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey.

ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (ZIOP) had a light trading with around 1.07M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.97M. The stock traded between $5.46 and $5.77 before closing at the price of $5.48 with -3.69% change on the day. The Boston Massachusetts 02129 based company is currently trading 23.15% above its 52 week low of $4.45 and -43.74% below its 52 week high of $9.74. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $21 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc., a biotechnology company, focuses on acquiring, developing, and commercializing a portfolio of cancer therapies that address unmet medical needs through synthetic immuno-oncology. The company, through its collaboration agreement with Intrexon Corporation, holds certain rights to Intrexon’s synthetic immuno-oncology platform for use in the field of oncology, which includes a clinical stage product candidate, Ad-RTS-IL-12 that is used with the oral activator veledimex and evaluated for the treatment of metastatic melanoma and unresectable recurrent or metastatic breast cancer. The synthetic immuno-oncology platform employs an inducible gene-delivery system that enables controlled in vivo expression of genes that produce therapeutic proteins to treat cancer. The company, under its license agreement with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, along with Intrexon hold license to certain technologies relating to novel chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapies, non-viral gene transfer systems, genetic modification and/or propagation of immune cells and other cellular therapy approaches, Natural Killer cells and T cell receptors. It also has a research and development agreement with the National Cancer Institute utilizing Sleeping Beauty System to generate T cells receptors for the treatment of solid tumors. ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Xylem Inc. (XYL) saw its value decrease by -0.12% as the stock dropped $-0.06 to finish the day at a closing price of $50.09. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $34.57-$54.99 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $49.83 to $50.51 during the day, are up by 4.63% in the past three months and up by 5.5% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.49% above its 20 day moving average and -1.65% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $53.54 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 52.03.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Xylem Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and application of engineered technologies for the water and wastewater applications. It operates through two segments, Water Infrastructure and Applied Water. The Water Infrastructure segment offers various products, including water and wastewater pumps, treatment and testing equipment, and controls and systems, as well as filtration, disinfection, and biological treatment equipment under the Flygt, WEDECO, Godwin, WTW, Sanitaire, YSI, and Leopold names for the transportation, treatment, and testing of water and wastewater for public utilities and industrial applications. The Applied Water segment provides pumps, valves, heat exchangers, controls, and dispensing equipment systems under the Goulds Water Technology, Bell & Gossett, A-C Fire Pump, Standard Xchange, Lowara, Jabsco, Flojet, and Flowtronex names for residential and commercial building services, industrial water, and irrigation applications. Xylem Inc. also provides smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics to water, gas, and electric utilities. The company markets and sells its products through a network of direct sales force, resellers, distributors, and value-added solution providers in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. Xylem Inc. is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York.

 

Momentum Stocks in Focus: United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL), Masco Corporation (MAS), Xylem Inc. (XYL)

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.59% or $0.43 to close the day at $73.18 on light trading volume of 2.66M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.88M. The Chicago Illinois 60606 based company has been outperforming the major airlines group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 57.58%, compared to the industry which has advanced 18.35% over the same period. With RSI of 50.33, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $85.28, making it a hold for now.

United Continental Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides air transportation services in North America, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company transports people and cargo through its mainline and regional operations. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 1,236 aircraft. United Continental Holdings, Inc. also sells fuel; and offers catering, ground handling, and maintenance services for third parties. The company was formerly known as UAL Corporation and changed its name to United Continental Holdings, Inc. in October 2010. United Continental Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Masco Corporation (MAS) grew with the stock adding 2.78% or $0.89 to close at $32.92 on light trading volume of 2.65M compared its three months average trading volume of 3.7M. The Taylor Michigan 48180 based company operating under the General Building Materials industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 31.36% up for the period and up by 4.44% so far this year. With price target of $37.8 and a 44.27% rebound from 52-week low, Masco Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Masco Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes home improvement and building products in North America and internationally. The company’s Cabinets and Related Products segment offers assembled cabinetry for kitchen, bath, storage, home office, and home entertainment applications; and integrated bathroom vanity and countertop products. Its Plumbing Products segment provides faucets, showerheads, handheld showers, valves, bathing units, shower enclosures, toilets, acrylic tub and shower systems, shower trays, spas and exercise pools, brass and copper plumbing system components, and other plumbing specialties. The company’s Decorative Architectural Products segment offers architectural coatings, including paints, primers, specialty paint and waterproofing products, and stains; cabinet, door, window, and hardware products; and bath hardware and shower accessories. Its Other Specialty Products segment provides vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum windows and patio doors; and manual and electric heavy duty staple guns, hammer tackers, glue guns, and rivet tools. Masco Corporation sells its products under the KRAFTMAID, MERILLAT, QUALITY CABINETS, MOORES, CARDELL, DELTA, PEERLESS, HANSGROHE, AXOR, BRIZO, GINGER, NEWPORT BRASS, BRASSTECH, PLUMB SHOP, BRISTAN, HERITAGE, MIROLIN, HOT SPRING, CALDERA, FREEFLOW SPAS, FANTASY SPAS, ENDLESS POOLS, BRASSCRAFT, COBRA, MASTER PLUMBER, BEHR, BEHR PRO, KILZ, LIBERTY, BRAINERD, FRANKLIN BRASS, ESSENCE SERIES, MILGARD, DURAFLEX, GRIFFIN, PREMIER, EVOLUTION, ARROW, POWERSHOT, and EASYSHOT brands. The company offers its products through home center retailers, mass merchandisers, hardware stores, homebuilders, distributors, and other outlets to consumers and contractors, as well as directly to consumers for home improvement and construction. Masco Corporation was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Taylor, Michigan.

Xylem Inc. (XYL) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.18% or $0.57 to close the day at $49.07 on higher than average trading volume of 2.64M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.44M. The Rye Brook New York 10573 based company has been outperforming the diversified machinery companies by 0.7267% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -0.91% YTD, versus the diversified machinery industry which is up 0.24% for the same period. The RSI of 43 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Xylem Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and application of engineered technologies for the water and wastewater applications. It operates through two segments, Water Infrastructure and Applied Water. The Water Infrastructure segment offers various products, including water and wastewater pumps, treatment and testing equipment, and controls and systems, as well as filtration, disinfection, and biological treatment equipment under the Flygt, WEDECO, Godwin, WTW, Sanitaire, YSI, and Leopold names for the transportation, treatment, and testing of water and wastewater for public utilities and industrial applications. The Applied Water segment provides pumps, valves, heat exchangers, controls, and dispensing equipment systems under the Goulds Water Technology, Bell & Gossett, A-C Fire Pump, Standard Xchange, Lowara, Jabsco, Flojet, and Flowtronex names for residential and commercial building services, industrial water, and irrigation applications. Xylem Inc. also provides smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics to water, gas, and electric utilities. The company markets and sells its products through a network of direct sales force, resellers, distributors, and value-added solution providers in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. Xylem Inc. is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York.

 

3 Stocks to Watch For: GoPro, Inc. (GPRO), Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), Xylem Inc. (XYL)

GoPro, Inc. (GPRO) saw its value increase by 1.31% as the stock gained $0.12 to finish the day at a closing price of $9.27. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $8.54-$17.68 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $9.17 to $9.42 during the day, are down by -33.02% in the past three months and down by -22.1% over the past six months. It is currently trading 3.26% above its 20 day moving average and -4.28% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $9.71 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 51.7.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

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

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) shares were up in last trading by 0.94% to $80.35. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.7% over the past week and fell -0.51% in the past month. It is currently trading 1.56% above its 50 day moving average and 4.41% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.65% decrease in value from its one year high of $86.07. The RSI indicator value of 56.56, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes games, content, and services for consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, and tablets worldwide. It develops and publishes digital interactive entertainment games primarily under the FIFA, Madden NFL, Star Wars, Battlefield, The Sims, Need for Speed, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Plants vs. Zombies, and Titanfall brand names. The company also offers casual games, such as cards, puzzles, and word games through its Pogo online service. Electronic Arts Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Xylem Inc. (XYL) traded within a range of $48.07 to $49.15 after opening the day at $48.17. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.53% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.95% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $48.76 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -11.33% below its 52 week high of $54.99 and 56.15% above its 12-month low of $31.67. The shares are down by over -1.49% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 34.69 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Xylem Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and application of engineered technologies for the water and wastewater applications. It operates through two segments, Water Infrastructure and Applied Water. The Water Infrastructure segment offers various products, including water and wastewater pumps, treatment and testing equipment, and controls and systems, as well as filtration, disinfection, and biological treatment equipment under the Flygt, WEDECO, Godwin, WTW, Sanitaire, YSI, and Leopold names for the transportation, treatment, and testing of water and wastewater for public utilities and industrial applications. The Applied Water segment provides pumps, valves, heat exchangers, controls, and dispensing equipment systems under the Goulds Water Technology, Bell & Gossett, A-C Fire Pump, Standard Xchange, Lowara, Jabsco, Flojet, and Flowtronex names for residential and commercial building services, industrial water, and irrigation applications. Xylem Inc. also provides smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics to water, gas, and electric utilities. The company markets and sells its products through a network of direct sales force, resellers, distributors, and value-added solution providers in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. Xylem Inc. is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York.

 

Stocks in Focus: Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (PANW), Xylem Inc. (XYL), CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX)

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (PANW) had a light trading with around 1.03M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.72M. The stock traded between $139.26 and $141.53 before closing at the price of $141.51 with 1.3% change on the day. The Santa Clara California 95054 based company is currently trading 27.38% above its 52 week low of $111.09 and -27.33% below its 52 week high of $194.73. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 37.72 and $177.49 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. provides security platform solutions to enterprises, service providers, and government entities worldwide. Its platform includes Next-Generation Firewall that delivers application, user, and content visibility and control, as well as protection against network-based cyber threats; Advanced Endpoint Protection, which prevents cyber attacks that exploit software vulnerabilities on various fixed and virtual endpoints and servers; and Threat Intelligence Cloud, which offers central intelligence capabilities, security for software as a service applications, and automated delivery of preventative measures against cyber attacks. The company provides firewall appliances; Panorama, a security management solution for the control of appliances deployed on an end-customer’s network as a virtual or a physical appliance; and Virtual System Upgrades, which are available as an extensions to the virtual system capacity that ships with the physical appliances. It also offers subscription services covering the areas of threat prevention, uniform resource filtering, malware and persistent threat, laptop and mobile device, and firewall protection services, as well as cyber attack, threat intelligence, and content control services. In addition, the company provides support and maintenance services; and professional services, including application traffic management, solution design and planning, configuration, and firewall migration, as well as provides online and classroom-style education training services. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. primarily sells its products and services through its channel partners, as well as directly to medium to large enterprises, service providers, and government entities operating in various industries comprising education, energy, financial services, government entities, healthcare, Internet and media, manufacturing, public sector, and telecommunications. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Xylem Inc. (XYL) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.11% or $0.06 to close the day at $52.92 on light trading volume of 1.02M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.28M. The Rye Brook New York 10573 based company has been outperforming the diversified machinery group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 42.52%, compared to the industry which has advanced 13.6% over the same period. With RSI of 59.82, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $51.54, making it a hold for now.

Xylem Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and application of engineered technologies for the water and wastewater applications. It operates through two segments, Water Infrastructure and Applied Water. The Water Infrastructure segment offers various products, including water and wastewater pumps, treatment and testing equipment, and controls and systems, as well as filtration, disinfection, and biological treatment equipment under the Flygt, WEDECO, Godwin, WTW, Sanitaire, YSI, and Leopold names for the transportation, treatment, and testing of water and wastewater for public utilities and industrial applications. The Applied Water segment provides pumps, valves, heat exchangers, controls, and dispensing equipment systems under the Goulds Water Technology, Bell & Gossett, A-C Fire Pump, Standard Xchange, Lowara, Jabsco, Flojet, and Flowtronex names for residential and commercial building services, industrial water, and irrigation applications. The company markets and sells its products through a network of direct sales force, resellers, distributors, and value-added solution providers in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. Xylem Inc. is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York.

CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX) shares were down in last trading by -1.01% to $19.64. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 8.57% over the past week and grew 19.9% in the past month. It is currently trading 8.02% above its 50 day moving average and 27.98% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.94% decrease in value from its one year high of $20.66. The RSI indicator value of 61.08, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

CONSOL Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two divisions, Exploration and Production (E&P), and Coal. The E&P division produces pipeline quality natural gas primarily to gas wholesalers. This division owns rights to extract natural gas in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio from approximately 436,000 net Marcellus Shale acres; and controls approximately 119,000 net acres of Utica Shale potential in eastern Ohio, as well as controls 113,000 net acres in Southwestern Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia that contain the rights to the natural gas in Utica Shale; and owns rights to extract coalbed methane (CBM) in Virginia from approximately 268,000 net CBM acres, which cover a portion of its coal reserves in Central Appalachia. It also owns shallow oil and gas acreage position approximately 825,000 net acres in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New York; various acres that have Upper Devonian potential; 116,000 net acres of Chattanooga Shale; and 380,000 net acres of Huron Shale potential in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia, as well as provides midstream gas services. The Coal division engages in mining, preparation, and marketing of thermal coal primarily to power generators, and metallurgical coal to metal and coke producers. The company also provides energy services, including coal terminal services, water services, and land resource management services. CONSOL Energy Inc. was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.