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What: Shares of specialty chemical company OM Group (NYSE: OMG ) climbed 14% today after its quarterly results easily topped Wall Street expectations.
So what: The stock has plunged since February on concerns over slumping demand, but today's first-quarter results -- EPS of $0.15 on revenue of $364.3 million versus the consensus of $0.04 and $287.5 million -- suggest that things are starting to turn. While specialty chemicals sales continued to decline, volume at its magnetic technologies and battery technologies division improved much more than expected, giving investors plenty of good vibes about its business mix going forward.
Top Net Payout Yield Companies For 2014: Source Exploration Corp (SOP.V)
Source Exploration Corp., a junior exploration and development company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties. It explores for gold, silver, and copper in mining districts in Mexico. The company holds interest in the Las Minas project that includes 5 mineral concessions covering an area of approximately 1,271 hectares in the north-central region of the state of Veracruz; and the San Valentin concession located in the state of Veracruz. Source Exploration Corp. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Thunder Bay, Canada.
Top Net Payout Yield Companies For 2014: Resource America Inc.(REXI)
Resource America, Inc. operates as an asset management company. The company, through its subsidiaries, operates in three segments: Financial Fund Management; Real Estate; and Equipment Finance. The Financial Fund Management segment engages in the formation and collateral management of structured financial products and of issuers of collateralized debt obligations, such as trust preferred securities, asset backed securities, leveraged loans, private equity, commercial mortgage backed securities, residential mortgage backed securities, collateralized debt obligations, and home equity loans. The Real Estate segment focuses on the acquisition of multifamily properties on behalf of the limited partnership investment funds it sponsors. The Equipment Finance segment offers small ticket equipment leases to the small to mid-sized business market through the formation of strategic marketing alliances. Resource America, Inc. was founded in 1966 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylva nia.
Top High Tech Companies To Own In Right Now: Village Bank and Trust Financial Corp.(VBFC)
Village Bank and Trust Financial Corp. operates as the holding company for Village Bank that provides banking and related financial services to individuals and businesses in Richmond, Virginia metropolitan area. Its deposit products include demand accounts, interest checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, time deposits, and certificates of deposit. The company?s loan products portfolio comprises commercial loans, such as lines of credit, revolving credit facilities, term loans, equipment loans, stand-by letters of credit, and unsecured loans; real estate loans, including residential mortgage, commercial, and construction loans; and secured and unsecured consumer loans for personal, family, or household purposes. The company also provides investment services. It operates through its main office location and 14 branch offices. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Midlothian, Virginia.