It's been a long time coming for both natural gas and solar as viable sources of energy in the United States. Both have been struggling with a lack of consumer and industrial buy-in, but both could be right around the corner. Is either one standing out at the moment?
The debate is on
In the following video, Motley Fool analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman each weigh in on how natural gas and solar have been performing lately and which companies are taking the lead. Both options have made progress recently, with Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ: CLNE ) building out its "America's Natural Gas Highway" initiative and SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR ) producing more efficient solar panels.
Has Clean Energy Fuels solved the "chicken-or-the-egg" debate?
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5 Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2014: Confederation Minerals Ltd (CFM.V)
Confederation Minerals Ltd., a junior resource company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties. The company primarily focuses on precious and base metals properties. It holds an option agreement to acquire up to 70% of the Newman Todd gold project in the Red Lake mining district of northern Ontario, as well as 100% ownership in 2 other properties in the Red Lake mining district of Ontario in Canada. The company was formerly known as Sienna Minerals Ltd. and changed its name to Confederation Minerals Ltd. in April 2007. Confederation Minerals Ltd. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
5 Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2014: RealPage Inc.(RP)
RealPage, Inc. provides on demand software solutions for the rental housing industry in North America. It offers property management systems, including OneSite to manage leasing and rents, facilities, purchasing, accounting, budgeting, and living of multi-family, housing and urban development (HUD), tax credit, privatized military housing, and student housing; and Propertyware for accounting, maintenance and work order management, marketing spend management, and portal services, as well as screening, renter?s insurance, and payment solutions. The company also provides on premise property management systems that include RentRoll for small conventional apartment communities; HUD Manager for small HUD, rural housing services, and tax credit subsidized apartment communities; Tenant Pro for small conventional properties; Spectra, an apartment and commercial modular property management system; and i-CAM and Management Plus property management software that automates and streaml ines rental activities. In addition, it offers software-enabled value-added services, such as LeaseStar, a system that manage marketing and leasing operations and enable owners and managers to originate, capture, track, manage, and close leads; YieldStar, a scientific yield management system, which enables owners and managers to optimize rents; LeasingDesk, a risk mitigation system to reduce delinquency, liability, and property damage risk; and Velocity that offers billing and utility management services; OpsTechnology that offers spend management systems that enable owners and managers to control costs; shared cloud services, which are integrated with property management systems and software-enabled valued added services; and RealPage Senior Living, an integrated care management, community management, and marketing management platform. The company sells its software and services directly through its sales force. RealPage, Inc. is headquartered in Carrollton, Texas.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Seth Jayson]
Calling all cash flows
When you are trying to buy the market's best stocks, it's worth checking up on your companies' free cash flow once a quarter or so, to see whether it bears any relationship to the net income in the headlines. That's what we do with this series. Today, we're checking in on RealPage (Nasdaq: RP ) , whose recent revenue and earnings are plotted below.
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
RealPage Inc. (NYSE: RP) was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral with a $20 price target (versus a $23.40 close) at Credit Suisse.
Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE: RDS-A) was raised to Buy from Sell with a $71 price target (versus a $65.88 close) at Goldman Sachs.
Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2014: Ridley Inc (RCL.TO)
Ridley Inc. engages in the commercial animal nutrition business in North America. The company manufactures and markets a range of animal nutrition products, including formulated complete feeds, premixes, and feed supplements; block supplements, such as low moisture, pressed, compressed, composite, and poured blocks as well as loose minerals; vitamin and trace mineral premixes, small packaged specialty products, medicated and non-medicated feed additives, and micro feed ingredients; and animal health products. It also provides nutrition and sales support services for retailers. The company offers its products in bulk, as well as in various sizes, bags, and barrels. It primarily serves consumers, commercial producers, dealers, and mass merchandisers; livestock and poultry breeders and growers; and the equine, companion animal, and hobby farm segments directly, as well as through distributor and dealer channels. The company is headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota. Fairfax Fina ncial Holdings Limited is a subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited.
5 Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2014: CPB Inc. (CPF)
Central Pacific Financial Corp. operates as the bank holding company for Central Pacific Bank that provides commercial banking services to businesses, professionals, and individuals in Hawaii. Its deposit products include non-interest bearing and interest-bearing demand deposits, savings and money market deposits, time deposits, time certificates of deposit, and checking accounts. The company�s loan portfolio comprises residential, commercial, commercial mortgage, and construction loans to small and medium-sized companies, business professionals, and real estate developers, as well as consumer loans. It also offers debit cards, Internet banking, cash management services, traveler�s checks, safe deposit boxes, international banking services, night depository facilities, and wire transfers. In addition, the company offers wealth management products and services, such as non-deposit investment products, annuities, insurance, investment management, asset custody, and general consultation and planning services; and trust and retail brokerage services. It operates 34 branches and 120 ATMs in the state of Hawaii. The company was founded in 1954 and is based in Honolulu, Hawaii.
5 Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2014: SAGICOR FINANCIAL CORP COM NPV(SFI.L)
Sagicor Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of financial products and services in the Caribbean, Latin America, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Its Life Inc segment offers life and health insurance, retirement accumulation savings, annuities, mortgages, and pension investment and pension administration services in Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, the Eastern and Dutch Caribbean Islands, Belize, and Panama. The company?s Life Jamaica segment conducts insurance business under the Sagicor brand, and banking and other financial services under the PanCaribbean Financial Services brand in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. This segment?s principal products and services include life insurance, critical illness and health insurance, annuities, pension administration, investment management, securities dealing, and commercial banking. Its Europe segment offers property and casualty insurance products principally consisting of personal accident, property, liability, and motor vehicle policies primarily in the United Kingdom. The company?s USA segment provides single premium life insurance and annuity products in the United States. Sagicor Financial Corporation also involves in loan and lease financing, deposit taking, farming and real estate development, mutual fund, property and casualty reinsurance, and insurance agency businesses. The company was founded in 1840 and is based in St. Michael, Barbados.